IBM tools expanded and enhanced to help better manage DB2 and IMS environments

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-129
June 03, 2008

 
 ENUS208-129.PDF (130KB)

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New and enhanced DB2■ and IMS™ tools deliver:

  • Query and monitoring enhancements: DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS■, V1.3 (5655-R14)
    • View selected health and availability information regarding databases and troubleshoot problems using expert recommendations:
      • Monitor the health and availability of databases
      • Drill down into warnings or alerts for a specific database
      • Browse alert history
      • Troubleshoot problems using expert recommendations
    • View the health of Q replication, troubleshoot problems, and generate reports:
      • View and monitor the health of Q replication configurations
      • Drill down into the details about the programs, queues, subscriptions, or publications
      • Generate message, exception, or latency reports
  • Database administration: IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-P01)
    • Display real-time data
    • View and delete IMSplex Resource Manager structure entries
    • Monitor Destination Queue depths and manage messages on Shared Queues
    • Observe IRLM long locks and view IRLM statistics
    • Control the operation of IMS systems in a sysplex environment

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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Two new product releases offer enhancements to help manage DB2 and IMS environments:

  • DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-R14) is a no-charge bundle of components designed to enhance your use of the DB2 for z/OS data server. The new Data Studio Workbench feature replaces and is an enhancement of the Data Studio feature in the earlier release of DB2 Accessories Suite.
  • IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-P01) helps IMS system programmers, operations personnel, database administrators, and help desk personnel administer an IMS Sysplex environment by centralizing sysplex information through a single interface.

To view a complete list of the DB2 and IMS tools, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2imstools

 
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Prerequisites are listed in the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.


 
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  • June 13, 2008, IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3
  • August 29, 2008, DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3

 
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DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-R14) consists of two features designed to enhance your use of the DB2 for z/OS data server. One or both of these features must be specified when ordering DB2 Accessories Suite V1.3 and its Subscription and Support offering (5655-R30):

  • Enhanced SQL tuning, spatial data support, Unicode and internationalization operations, and the OmniFind™ Text Search Server are delivered in the DB2 Accessories Suite feature.
  • New data server health and availability monitoring and replication monitoring capabilities are delivered in the new Data Studio Workbench feature. Data Studio Workbench is an enhancement and replacement of the Data Studio feature that is part of the prior release of DB2 Accessories Suite.

The Data Studio Administration Console included in the DB2 Accessories Suite provides a rich Web interface for entry-level monitoring of your DB2 servers on Linux■, UNIX■, and Windows■.

The new release of Data Studio Administration Console has been extended to support DB2 for z/OS. Use it to determine selected health and availability information regarding databases, and troubleshoot problems using expert recommendations.

  • Monitor selected indicators for the health and availability of databases:
    • Connect to and monitor multiple databases from a single console
    • Configure thresholds for warning and alert events across selected indicators
    • Visualize system health at a glance
  • Drill down into warnings or alerts for a specific database:
    • Visualize key performance indicators such as transaction rate, high water mark of sessions, I/O volume, lock escalation rate, and days since last backup
    • Filter statistics display by time period, database, or application
  • Browse alert history:
    • Filter alerts by time period, database, or alert type
    • Collect and retain alert history for 72 hours
  • Troubleshoot problems using expert recommendations:
    • Obtain guidance for warning or alert conditions
    • Display system and database parameters and statistics relevant to the warning or alert
    • Review expert recommendations to help solve the problems that are causing a specific alert

To enable these new functions for z/OS, a data collector and agent on z/OS, available as part of the Data Studio Workbench feature, must be installed and configured. This data collector and agent only support selected health and availability monitoring in the Data Studio Administration Console. The data collector and agent on z/OS are not required if you want to monitor Q replication and event publishing only.

DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3 supports health and availability monitoring for the following data servers:

  • DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Microsoft■ Windows V9.5
  • DB2 for z/OS, V8 and V9

Customers are advised that the Data Studio Administration Console provides selected capabilities for system health and availability monitoring for DB2 for z/OS. Customers who want advanced features such as deep dive problem analysis; tracing applications and single SQL executions; historical reporting; proactively sending alerts to pagers, cell phones, or email; customizing health and performance indicators, or creating a performance warehouse for trend analysis and capacity planning may wish to consider selecting the more advanced capabilities in the full-featured health, availability, and performance monitoring and management provided by IBM Tivoli■ OMEGAMON■ XE for DB2 Performance Expert on z/OS, V4.1 (5655-Q07), refer to Software Announcement 206-251, dated October 10, 2006..

The Data Studio Administration Console also enables users to monitor Q Replication and event publishing and generate replication health reports via the Q Replication Dashboard. Before you use the Dashboard, you must first set up Q replication or event publishing by using the Replication Center or ASNCLP command-line program.

Data replication health monitoring support for Q replication includes alerts for end-to-end latency exceeded, exceptions issued, deactivation of queues or subscriptions, and termination of the Q Capture or Q Apply program. It will also provide reports of latency analysis, historical latency details, exceptions, and combined message reports across an entire topology.

The Q Replication Dashboard provides:

  • A global view of health data by presenting a summary view of the operational health along with visual clues of areas that may need attention. The summary view groups health data by configurations and consists of a topology view of your configurations, a live graph displaying your log latency and replication throughput, and a summary table highlighting status. The dashboard automatically refreshes the health data it displays, flagging any problems.
  • Drill down into the details about the programs, queues, subscriptions, or publications. Edit Q Capture or Q Apply program parameters or start, stop, and reinitialize subscriptions.
  • Generate message, exception, or latency reports based on specific time period and link to relevant documentation, message explanation, and user responses.

DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3 supports monitoring of Q Replication 8.2, or later, which runs on the following data servers:

  • DB2 Version 8.2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, or later
  • DB2 for z/OS, V8.1, or later

The Web-based Data Studio Administration Console component is available as a Web-download at

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/studio/

DB2 Accessories Suite remains a no-charge offering, helping you achieve immediate return on your investment, because there are no up-front costs associated with the product.

IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-P01) lets you manage multiple IMS systems in a sysplex or IMSplex environment. It supports real-time display of IMS sysplex and IMSplex-related information. IMS Sysplex Manager helps IMS system programmers, operations personnel, DBAs, and help-desk personnel administer an IMS Sysplex environment by centralizing sysplex information through a single interface. This capability enables you to drill down to the areas of information that you need to access in order to keep IMS availability high.

IMS Sysplex Manager provides features that assist you in managing data sharing, shared message queues, and IMSplex Common Service Layer (CSL) components such as the Operations Manager (OM), Resource Manager (RM), and Structured Call Interface (SCI).

You can use IMS Sysplex Manager to perform the following tasks:

  • Display real-time data:
    • Generated by IMS systems that are running in a sysplex or IMSplex
    • Related to the CSL components that are associated with the IMSplex environment
    • Of Coupling Facility (CF) structures used by IMS
  • View and delete IMSplex Resource Manager structure entries
  • Monitor Destination Queue depths and manage messages on the Shared Queues
  • Observe IRLM long locks and view IRLM statistics
  • Control the operation of IMS systems in a sysplex environment

IMS Sysplex Manager supports IMS in varying environments. For example:

  • An IMSplex environment where the IMS system makes use of the CSL and SCI, OM, and RM components
  • A SMplex where IMS exists in a sysplex or IMS sysplex

IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3 provides the following new features and enhancements that enable you to:

  • Define transactions by name or by attribute that have an affinity to one or more IMS systems in the Shared Queue group
  • Delete multiple RM structure entries. Structure entries can now be deleted by resource type or by owner
  • Collect console dumps of IMS address spaces around the sysplex for one or more IMS components
  • View IMS Connect in the Component List display and drill down for additional IMS Connect information
  • Display the following information:
    • Additional status data for the CSL RM structure entries to help you determine when it is safe to delete entries off the structure
    • Real-time PI Locking Data
    • DBRC information on RECON placement and RECON VSAM statistics
    • In-memory queue buffer utilization
    • History data set information such as utilization and activities
  • Auto-refresh drill-down panels (panels with changing statistics)
  • Identify which job or task uses the most IRLM structure
  • Generate exceptions for user-defined thresholds

Additionally, the display of information in IMS Sysplex Manager is now enhanced. For example:

  • For ease of use, the IMS Sysplex Manager ISPF panels were redesigned to give you the same look and feel as the IMS ISPF panels.
  • The display of dependent regions was redesigned and now shows vital data on the first panel such as number of locks held, a cross-memory state indicator, and a submenu for drill-down data.
  • More detailed description is provided for IMS runtime parameters.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The products in this announcement are capable as of their general availability, 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.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible 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 wish 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

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

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.


 
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                    Subscription & Support
Program PID number  (S&S) PID number
                     
5655-R14            5655-R30
5655-P01            5655-P02

 
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Program        Program
number    VRM  name
 
5655-R14  130  DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS
5655-P01  130  IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS
 

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=208-129

 
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The IBM Publications Center portal is at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats. They can all be downloaded free of charge.

One copy of the following publications is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

Title                                                   Order number
 
DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-R14)
  License Information                                   GC19-1111
  Program Directory - DB2 Accessories Suite feature     GI10-8749
  Program Directory - Data Studio Workbench feature     GI10-8773
 
IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-P01)
  License Information                                   GC18-9550
  Program Directory                                     GI10-8683
 

The publications for the products in this announcement cannot be ordered in hardcopy.

All the publications for the DB2 and IMS products in this announcement are available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2imstools

Publications are available in PDF and BookManager■ formats on CD-ROM and on DVD on the next release of the software product libraries:

  • z/OS Software Products CD Collection Kit (SK3T-4270)
  • z/OS and Software Products DVD Collection (SK3T-4271) (requires a DVD drive in DVD-9 (single-sided, dual-layer) format)
 
Title                                                     Order number
 
DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-R14)
  IBM Spatial Support for DB2 for z/OS User's Guide and   GC19-1145
      Reference
  Getting Started - IBM Optimization Service Center for   GC19-1143
      DB2 for z/OS
  IBM OmniFind Text Search Server for DB2 for z/OS        GC19-1146
      Installation, Administration, and Reference
 
IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-P01)
  User's Guide                                            SC19-2471
 

Overview brochure, IBM DB2 and IMS Tools Overview (IMD11760-USEN) is available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2imstools

Specification sheets, user's guides, and white papers are also available on CD-ROM (GK3T-7099). This CD-ROM can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center Portal at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

 
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Hardware requirements

The products in this announcement will operate on any S/390■ hardware configuration that supports the required versions of DB2 and IMS.

DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3

The Web-based Data Studio Administration Console server requires:

  • A minimum of 512 MB RAM; 2 GB is recommended.
  • 900 MB of disk space in the installation directory.
  • A minimum of 512 MB of disk space in the temporary directory; 2 GB is recommended.
Software requirements

DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3

The Web-based Data Studio Administration Console server component requires one of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition with R2 SP2, or later, (32-bit/IA32)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition with R2 SP2, or later, (32-bit/IA32)
  • Windows XP Professional Edition SP2 (32-bit/IA32)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (32-bit/IA32)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (64-bit/EM64T, AMD64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (32-bit/IA32)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (64-bit/EM64T, AMD64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 with SP3 (32-bit/IA32)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 with SP3 (64-bit/EM64T, AMD64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 at pdksh-5.2.14, or later, (32-bit/IA32)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (64-bit/EM64T, AMD64)
  • AIX■ Version 5.3 (64-bit/PPC64)


Note: Data Studio Administration Console server running on Linux 64-bit platforms cannot operate against DB2 for z/OS installations. Refer to the IBM Data Studio Web site for the most current information on platform support.

The console requires one of the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6.0, or later
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0, or later

    Internet Explorer 7.0 or Mozilla Firefox 2.0 is recommended.

The data collector and agent components running on z/OS require one of the following:

  • DB2 for z/OS, V8.1 (5625-DB2)
  • DB2 8 for z/OS Value Unit Edition (5697-N29)
  • DB2 for z/OS, V9.1 (5635-DB2)
  • DB2 9 for z/OS Value Unit Edition (5697-P12)

IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-P01)

  • IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3 is designed to operate with IMS V8.1 (5655-C56), or later.
  • Utilization of Control Region Affinity Support requires IMS V9.1 (5655-J38) or IMS V10.1 (5635-A01) with supporting APAR.
  • Viewing of IMS Connect information requires IMS V9.1 or IMS V10.1 with supporting APAR.
  • Monitoring Program Isolation (PI) locks wait-time requires IMS V10.1.

The Program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the Program, if available, such as a read-me file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other Program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Customer requirements

Customer requirements are used extensively to determine how database tools evolve.

IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-P01) satisfies the following requirements:

MR0117072240      MR0202074343*     MR0301065037     MR030106591
MR0721064911      MR0918064815      MR0927063144     MR0928063349
MR1010063138      MR1023062152      MR102306291      MR1023066559
MR1023067253      MR1218065012      MR122005639
 
*Incorporated so you can define transaction affinity in a
shared queue environment, and the affinity is good for the life of
an IMS.
 

Planning information

Packaging

The programs in this announcement are distributed with the following content:

  • Basic machine-readable material on tape
  • Program Directory
  • IPLA

In addition, DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3 is distributed with client code on CDs and DVDs.

Security, auditability, and control

The announced programs use the security and auditability features of the host operating system software. 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 extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/

 
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Charge metric
                                                PID       Charge
Program name                                    number    metric
 
 
DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3            5655-R14  Installs
                                                            and
                                                          Value Unit
IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3              5655-P01  Value Unit

DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3 is a no-charge product. It has the following two features:

  • The DB2 Accessories Suite 1.3 feature charge metric is no-charge, unlimited installs.
  • The Data Studio Workbench feature charge metric is Value Units. There is no charge per Value Unit.

All the other programs in this announcement have Value Unit-based pricing.

                                                         Value
Program                                                  Unit
Number    Program Name                                   Exhibit
 
 
5655-R14  DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3
           DB2 Accessories Suite 1.3 feature             N/A
           Data Studio Workbench feature                 VUE007
5655-P01  IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3             VUE007

For each zSeries■ 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 zSeries IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity

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.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp
Basic license

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

DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-R14) is a no-charge product, so On/Off CoD does not apply.

The remaining product in this announcement, IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-P01), is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage. The On/Off CoD ordering information for the product has not changed. Therefore, On/Off CoD ordering information is not included in this announcement.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 

              MSUs       Value Units/MSU

 
   Base        1-3            1.00
   Tier A      4-45            .45
   Tier B     46-175           .36
   Tier C    176-315           .27
   Tier D    316+              .20

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.

The ordering information for IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3 has not changed. Therefore, its ordering information is not included in this announcement.

The Data Studio feature in DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3 has been replaced. The name of the new and enhanced feature is Data Studio Workbench.

The ordering information for DB2 Accessories Suite follows:

Program name: DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3
Program PID: 5655-R14
 
 
One or both of the following features may be ordered.
 
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier      Description                  Pricing metric
 
 
S012HFX         DB2 Accessories              Unlimited Installs
                 Suite 1.3                   Basic no-charge
 
 
Orderable       Language                     Distribution medium
supply ID
 
 
S013JV3         U.S. English                 3480 Tape Cartridge
 
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier      Description                  Pricing metric
 
 
S014KSF         Data Studio                  Basic OTC, Value Units
                  Workbench   
 
Orderable       Language                     Distribution medium
supply ID
 
S0152C8         U.S. English                 3480 Tape Cartridge
 
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-R30
 
 
Order the features corresponding to those ordered for
DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3.
 
Entitlement
Identifier      Description                 License Options/Pricing 
                                            metrics
 
S013JXJ         DB2 Accessories             Unlimited installs
                Suite S&S
 
Orderable       Language                    Distribution 
supply ID                                   medium
 
 
S013JV5         English                     Hardcopy publication
 
Entitlement
identifier      Description                 License option/Pricing 
                                            metric
 
S014LHX         Data Studio                 Basic ASC, per Value Unit 
                 Workbench S&S               SW S&S no-charge, decline 
                                             SW S&S Per MSU SW S&S 
                                             registration
 
 
Orderable     
supply ID       Language                    Distribution medium  
 
S014LHW         English                     Hardcopy publication
 

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.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac■).

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

http://www.software.ibm.com/ShopzSeries

Media type for this software product is chosen during the Customized Offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

  • CBPDOs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, and 3592*
  • ServerPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, and 3592*
  • SystemPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, and 3592*

*3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after planned availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after inclusion in ServerPac.
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after inclusion in SystemPac due to additional customization, and data input verification.

 
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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 IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

These programs are licensed under the 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.

LI form number
                                               Program   License
Program name                                   number    Information
 
DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3           5655-R14  GC19-1111
IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3             5655-P01  GC18-9550
 

The programs' LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://techsupport.services.ibm.com/guides/handbook.html

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

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 offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
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                                      Parents -
Number   Program Name            Terms       any of the following
 
 
5655-R14 DB2 Accessories Suite   N/A         N/A
         for z/OS, V1.3
 
 
5655-P01 IMS Sysplex Manager     Reference-  IMS V8 (5655-C56)
         for z/OS, V1.3          based       IMS V9 (5655-J38)
                                             IMS V10 (5635-A01)
 
Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution-based, z/OS-based, and 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

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

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

http://ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 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 Hardware Announcement 198-001 (RFA29235), 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

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

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 eServer™ 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.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of a sub-capacity eligible reference product and machine.

On/Off 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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Prices
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Ordering and price information for IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS, V1.3 have not changed. Therefore, its ordering and price information are not included in this announcement.

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

The ordering and price information for DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, 1.3 follow:

Program name: DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3.2
Program PID: 5655-R14
 
 
 One or both of the following features may be ordered.
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric
 
S012HFX      DB2 Accessories Suite 1.3       Unlimited Installs
                                             Basic No Charge
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language              Distribution medium
 
 
S013JV3                U.S. English          3480 Tape Cartridge
 
 
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric
 
 
S014KSF      Data Studio Workbench           Basic OTC, Value Units
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language              Distribution medium
 
 
S0152C8                U.S. English          3480 Tape Cartridge
 
 
 
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-R30
 
 
Order the features corresponding to those ordered for
DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, V1.3.
 
 
Entitlement
Identifier   Description               License Options/Pricing 
                                       metrics
 
S013JXJ      DB2 Accessories           Unlimited Installs
             Suite S&S
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language        Distribution medium
 
 
S013JV5                English         Hardcopy publication
 
 
Entitlement
identifier   Description             License option/Pricing 
                                     metric
 
 
S014LHX      Data Studio Workbench   Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             S&S                     No-charge, decline SW S&S
                                     Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language      Distribution medium
 
 
S014LHW                English       Hardcopy publication
 

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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

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

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com■ Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

IMS, OmniFind, System z, System/370 and eServer are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

DB2, z/OS, IBM, Tivoli, OMEGAMON, BookManager, S/390, AIX, zSeries, SystemPac, Passport Advantage, System/390, Parallel Sysplex, OS/390, z/Architecture, System z9 and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

 

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