IBM Lotus ActiveInsight for z/OS, V6.0 helps organizations manage for results using performance scorecards and dashboards

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-342
December 11, 2007

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Technical information
TOC link Overview TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
TOC link Publications  
 
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At a glance

Lotus ActiveInsight helps organizations meet their performance challenges by:

  • Driving alignment around a common, visible set of performance goals.
  • Automating today's manual or resource-intensive processes with a personalized GUI tailored to each job role.
  • Accessing performance information wherever it resides with integrated, real-time views.
  • Enabling users to take action. Intuitive views enable proactive response to issues via WebSphere Portal's rich collaboration and workflow integration.
  • Cutting costs using rapid assembly tools that can dramatically help cut the time, cost, and skills required to build dashboards.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

IBM Lotus® ActiveInsight software helps organizations define and communicate goals, view real-time metrics, and take action via composite, role-based dashboards and scorecards, thus helping to improve overall performance. A robust performance dashboard solution, it includes IBM WebSphere® Dashboard Framework software, a powerful and flexible tool for rapidly building active, services-oriented architecture (SOA)-based dashboards for IBM WebSphere Portal.

Lotus ActiveInsight contains performance dashboard and scorecard applications. It also features WebSphere Dashboard Framework to help organizations rapidly build custom dashboard applications.

These tools help organizations:

  • Align objectives, people, and processes. By providing intuitive dashboards and scorecards, Lotus ActiveInsight software allows organizations to structure company objectives into manageable and actionable tasks and to communicate them to your entire organization via an automated process. Business units can quickly and easily align objectives across employees and define task dependencies. Because associated tasks are already linked within the automated system, it is easier to keep employees aware of status changes. As a result, everyone within the organization has a personalized view of the status of his or her objectives and can become more accountable and productive when working to achieve specific targets.
  • Enhance productivity with deeper, more relevant business insight. Organizations may already have exceptional business intelligence data, but can all users access it easily — and in real time — as performance information specific to their roles? With Lotus ActiveInsight software, organizations can provide users with personalized access to operational information in a more meaningful context. In other words, you can quickly provide users with performance data that is tailored to their specific job roles and responsibilities.
  • Create custom dashboards. IBM WebSphere Dashboard Framework — an integral capability offered as part of the Lotus ActiveInsight solution — allows organizations to create customized dashboards. With this toolset, you can draw on reusable, service-oriented components to develop and deploy personalized views into consolidated information from multiple back-end systems. And because the toolset pulls together data and reports automatically, you can save on IT resources while delivering broader access to critical business information.

As a result of these tools, employees can see how they are measuring up against key performance indicators. They can identify issues that may be impacting performance at any given moment and proactively react to new opportunities. Capabilities enable organizations to:

  • Help improve employee productivity by providing role-based access to pertinent, timely information
  • Link operational metrics to strategic business objectives
  • Use key performance indicators to alert users to changes in status
  • Facilitate problem solving by enabling users to take immediate action
  • Allow users to navigate status maps to see the source of and to help prevent plan deviations
  • Monitor performance against company objectives through intuitive scorecards

 
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Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability date

December 14, 2007
 
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Description

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

Lotus ActiveInsight for z/OS®, V6.0 is capable as of December 14, 2007, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

A U.S. Section 508 VPAT can be requested at

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z™ IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three-digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three-digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you want to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool Web site

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 207-342

Trademarks

 
System z is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Lotus, WebSphere, z/OS, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The License Information Booklet and Program Directory are included with the distribution package as printed material. The document numbers are:

  • Program Directory — GI11-2884-00
  • License Information Booklet — LC23-5035-00

Additional publications are available via the WebSphere® Dashboard Framework documentation library Web site

All documentation is included in the product distribution package. There are no separately orderable publications.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

For updates to the following requirements, visit

Dashboard development environment

  • CPU: Pentium® II 500 MHz (Pentium III 500 MHz, or higher, recommended)
  • Disk: 1 GB (plus space for development resources
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM (768 MB recommended)

Deployed portlet environment

There are no specific hardware requirements for deployed portlets. Portlets will run on all configurations approved for the particular operating system and application server or portal server used.

Software requirements

For updates to the following requirements, visit

One of the following LDAP servers:

  • IBM Tivoli® Directory Server V5.2
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server V5.1
  • IBM Lotus® Domino® Enterprise Server V6.5.x
  • Microsoft® Windows® Active Directory 2000

Server operating systems

  • z/OS® V1.7 or V1.8

Supported Web browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0 with Macromedia Flash 7.0 support (supported with Sun JRE 1.4.2 or with Microsoft JVM 1.1)
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.1 with Macromedia Flash 7.0 support (supported with Sun JRE 1.4.2 or with Microsoft JVM 1.1)

Dashboard development environment

  • For customers using the IBM WebSphere Dashboard Framework for z/OS V6.0 function packaged with Lotus ActiveInsight for z/OS, V6.0, IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory and WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer V6.0 are prerequisites.
  • Operating systems
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4
    • Microsoft Windows 2003 — Enterprise or Advanced Editions
  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
    • IBM Rational® Application Developer V6 and V7
    • IBM Rational Software Architect
    • IBM Rational Web Developer
    • Eclipse 3.1 and 3.2 (Eclipse SDK versions only)

Deployed portlet and application environment

Dashboards are certified to run on WebSphere Application Server or WebSphere Portal running on z/OS V1.7 and V1.8. WebSphere Portal is a prerequisite to run the scorecard application.

  • Application servers
    • IBM WebSphere Application Server V.5.1, V6.0, and V6.1
    • Apache Tomcat 5.5.x (development use only)
  • Portal servers
    • IBM WebSphere Portal V5.1, V5.1.0.2, and V6.0
    • Portals complying with JSR-168 standard

Limitations: For additional information, refer to Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Performance considerations: To get the best performance from ActiveInsights and Dashboards, refer to the tuning guide for WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 that is available at

Enter search word tuning .

Planning information

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

Packaging: Lotus ActiveInsight for z/OS, V6.0 is distributed with the following components:

  • Basic machine-readable material on 3480 tape cartridge
  • License Information Booklet (LC23-5035-00)

Security, auditability, and control

Lotus ActiveInsight for z/OS, V6.0 uses the security and auditability features of z/OS. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit


 
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Ordering information

Charge metric

                   Part number or
Program name       PID number         Charge metric
 
Lotus              5655-U15           Value Unit
 ActiveInsight
 for z/OS, V6.0

If a customer wants additional licenses of WebSphere Portlet Factory and WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer, components of Lotus ActiveInsight for z/OS, V6.0, the additional developer licenses must be ordered via Passport Advantage®, part number D57S7LL.

The program in this announcement has Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
number             Program name       Value Unit Exhibit
 
5655-U15           Lotus              VUE007
                    ActiveInsight
                    for z/OS, V6.0

For each IBM System z™ IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity . Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The IBM System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or subcapacity

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

              MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base           1         3           1
Tier A         4        45           0.45
Tier B        46       175           0.36
Tier C       176       315           0.27
Tier D       316         +           0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

Hardware     Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30            6
MP3000 H50            8
MP3000 H70           12
ESL Models            2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

          Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
            MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU  = Value Units
 
Base          3     *      1.00         =      3.00
Tier A       42     *       .45         =     18.90
Tier B      130     *       .36         =     46.80
Tier C      140     *       .27         =     37.80
Tier D    1,185     *       .20         =    237.00
 
Total     1,500                              343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Basic license

On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD)

Lotus ActiveInsight for z/OS, V6.0 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name   Lotus ActiveInsight for z/OS, V6.0
Program PID    5655-U15
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier     Description           Pricing metric
 
S014J0K        Lotus                 Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                ActiveInsight for
                z/OS, V6.0

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

            MSUs       Value Units/MSU
 
Base        1-3            x.xx
Tier A      4-45           x.xx
Tier B     46-175          x.xx
Tier C    176-315          x.xx
Tier D    316+             x.xx

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program Name   Lotus ActiveInsight for z/OS, V6.0
Program PID    5655-U15

The following information is a summary of all license options and pricing metrics offered for the above PID number.

Entitlement                           License options/
identifier     Description            Pricing metrics
 
S014J0K        Lotus                  Basic OTC, Value Units
                ActiveInsight for
                z/OS, V6.0
 
Orderable supply ID    Language       Distribution medium
 
S014J0J                English        3480 Uncomp

Subscription and Support PID 5655-U16

The following information is a summary of all license options and pricing metrics offered for the above PID number.

Entitlement                        License options/
identifier    Description          Pricing metrics
 
S014J6B       Lotus                Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
               ActiveInsight for   Basic MSC, Value Units SW S&S
               z/OS, V6.0           (EMEA & Brazil only)
                                   Decline SW S&S (no charge)
                                   Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Orderable supply ID    Language    Distribution medium
 
S014J68                English     Hardcopy Pub

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and zSeries® license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Single version charging: To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.
 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information (LI) document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

S/390 and System z IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Limited warranty: IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: No

Usage restrictions: Yes

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Software Maintenance applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel offering, visit

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program
number     Program name         Terms
 
5655-U15   Lotus                Execution based
            ActiveInsight for
            z/OS, V6.0

Full-capacity mainframes: In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based, z/OS based, full machine based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes: In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS (and z/OS.e) on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full-machine-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full-machine-based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The System/370™, System/390®, and System z Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901) or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits Web site

For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to 204-184 , dated August 10, 2004.

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  • That meets the criteria defined in 198-001 , dated January 13, 1998
  • Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the Sysplex

Sub-capacity eligibility: To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS (or z/OS.e) operating systems
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating (or z/OS.e) systems must be running in z/Architecture™ (64-bit) mode

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing Web site

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for IBM System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract — Amendment for IBM System z9™ and eServer® zSeries Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand — Software (Z125-6611) must be signed prior to use.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Information on charges is available at

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

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IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System z, System i, System/370, z/Architecture, System z9, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, Tivoli, Domino, Lotus, z/OS, Rational, Passport Advantage, S/390, zSeries, eServer, System/390, Parallel Sysplex, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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