IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS V7.2 delivers improved high availability and new remote connectivity capabilities

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-343
November 4, 2008

 
 ENUS208-343.PDF (132KB)

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CICS® Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) for z/OS® V7.2 introduces a range of new capabilities, which include:

  • Enhancing high availability by improving the ability to distribute requests across multiple CICS servers.
  • Extending CICS integration for key client runtime environments including remote C or .NET applications, and WebSphere® Application Server V7 and BEA WebLogic Server runtimes.
  • Simplifying system management, though the provision of new systems management interfaces providing the ability for integration with the CICS Explorer.

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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CICS TG is the market-leading IBM JCA connector, production proven in over a thousand customer environments as the strategic high-performing, security-rich, and scalable method of service oriented architecture (SOA) access to CICS servers. The latest evolution, CICS TG for z/OS V7.2, provides enhancements in the two key areas of high availability and remote connectivity, extending CICS connectivity capabilities and increasing value to your business.

High availability

CICS TG for z/OS V7.2 provides improved capabilities to build a highly available connector solution capable of integration with the z/OS Sysplex Distributor and Resource Recovery Services. These include:

  • The ability to extend cloned Gateway configurations across the Parallel Sysplex® when providing XA support for global transactions from WebSphere Application Server
  • A customizable CICS request exit, enabling dynamic selection of CICS servers for the purpose of workload balancing and request retry
  • A facility for the remapping of CICS server names in ECI requests

New remote connectivity

CICS TG for z/OS V7.2 delivers improved integration for new and existing client runtime environments, such as:

  • A set of C language bindings providing access to CICS applications from remote client environments, including exploitation within Microsoft® .NET, and migration of ECI CICS Universal Client-based applications to a lightweight client footprint
  • J2EE application server support that is extended to provide runtime support for new application server environments

CICS Explorer integration

In addition, CICS TG for z/OS V7.2 delivers a new Java™ API for systems monitoring, giving access to CICS TG runtime statistics from remote Java clients. This new API provides for integration with the CICS Explorer, which makes available a rich set of CICS views, data and methods through an Eclipse-based Rich Client Platform (RCP) environment. The CICS Explorer delivers an improved usability experience for administrating your integrated CICS product set.


 
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  • z/OS V1.8, or later
  • IBM 31-bit Runtime Environment for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V5
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.3
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1, or later

 
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December 5, 2008


 
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CICS TG for z/OS V7.2

CICS TG for z/OS, a market-leading Enterprise connector, is production proven for many thousands of customers as a high-performing, security-rich, and scalable method of service oriented architecture (SOA) access to CICS, providing the following features:

  • Delivers J2EE standards-based access to CICS applications, while requiring minimal changes to CICS and usually no changes to existing CICS applications
  • Provides quick and easy connector access to CICS applications from a wide variety of environments, including Java, C, Microsoft .NET and COBOL runtimes
  • Enables the rapid deployment of CICS applications as services in an enterprise-wide SOA
  • Allows the reuse of existing CICS applications as services in comprehensive and sophisticated J2EE and Web services solutions hosted on powerful application servers such as WebSphere Application Server
  • Allows CICS applications to be rapidly service-enabled by connecting them to new environments such as the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), the heart of an SOA

The strategic interface within CICS TG for z/OS that enables J2EE connectivity is the J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA), a core component of J2EE that defines a programming standard to all Enterprise Information Systems (EISs). JCA is now a popular method of connectivity because of its ease of implementation and high qualities of service. Using Java Servlets or Enterprise JavaBeans™ (EJB) components, the External Call Interface (ECI) can be utilized to allow access to CICS COMMAREA or container based applications. A choice of TCP/IP or SSL connectivity options is supported.

Enhancements in CICS TG for z/OS V7.2

CICS TG for z/OS V7.2 provides significant enhancements over previous releases in two principle areas:

  • High availability
  • Remote connectivity

High availability

Several new capabilities are provided to simplify the cloning of Gateway daemons in a Parallel Sysplex environment. These facilities also improve problem determination through integration with the runtime statistics provided by the Gateway daemon.

  • The capability has been introduced to create logical CICS server definitions and to define a default server. This provides a simple mechanism for CICS server name selection when using cloned Gateways in a Parallel Sysplex and applies to all non-XA requests using either EXCI or IPIC connections to CICS servers
  • A customizable CICS request exit infrastructure is provided, allowing the dynamic selection of CICS servers for the purposes of workload balancing and request retry of non-XA requests
  • Gateway groups supporting XA transactions can now span multiple Logical Partitions in a Parallel Sysplex. This enables a group of cloned Gateways, distributed across a Parallel Sysplex, to act as single end point for incoming ECI requests regardless of the type of transaction

New remote connectivity

A new type of remote client support is now available using the capabilities of the Gateway daemon. A set of C runtime libraries and language bindings are provided, enabling lightweight client support for ECI requests from remote client environments providing access to CICS COMMAREA based applications. This support provides for potential usage in a wide variety of client runtime environments including C++, COBOL and, Microsoft .NET. Integration with the existing Gateway functionality provides support for one-phase commit transactions password authentication and request timeout. A redistributable multi-platform package for client application development and runtime support is provided.

In addition, J2EE application server support is extended, including support for the CICS JCA 1.5 resource adapters in both WebSphere Application Server V7.0 and BEA WebLogic Server V9 environments.

Other capabilities

Several new systems management functions have been provided including:

  • Requests from remote clients using the statistics API are now supported providing support for multi-stack TCP/IP systems and the development of remote monitoring solutions. A set of C language bindings and multi-platform runtime libraries are included in the redistributable package for client application development and runtime support
  • A new Java API for systems monitoring is provided, giving access to the CICS TG runtime statistics from remote Java clients. This new capabilities provides the ability to integrate with the CICS Explorer, a common, intuitive Eclipse RCP based environment for systems administration
  • An enhancement is provided to the request monitoring exit infrastructure allowing customized commands to be sent to exits. This new capability provides a simple solution for the dynamic control of customized monitoring

Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Ability to run with screen readers and screen magnifiers for use by people with visual impairment
  • Communication of all information independently of color

The Information Center is accessible to people with visual, physical, or hearing impairment. All functions can be performed without the use of a mouse. Text descriptions are provided for all diagrams, which can be read by a screen reader. The publications documents are also provided in PDF format; this is accessible using Acrobat Reader 8.1, or later.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

CICS TG for z/OS V7.2 is capable as of December 5, 2008, when used in accordance with the 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 (VU) 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 VU pricing has a single price per VU and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to VUs. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to VUs. 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.

VU pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with VU 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 VU Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer VUs per MSU you will need. VU 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 VU 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 VUs is based upon the number of VUs already acquired.

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

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

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to VUs 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 VUs of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with VUs 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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To help support an end-to-end On Demand Business environment, CICS TG is a production-proven, high-performing, security-rich and scalable J2EE connector that requires minimal changes to CICS systems and usually no changes to existing CICS applications. It allows you to rapidly service-enable your CICS applications by connecting them to new environments, such as the enterprise service bus (ESB) that is at the heart of your SOA.

To enable comprehensive composite-application-serving infrastructures, CICS TG provides connectivity from WebSphere SOA foundation servers to CICS TS for z/OS. The strategic interface within CICS TG that enables this is the JCA adapter, a component of the J2EE specification.

JCA is a popular method of J2EE connectivity because of its ease of implementation and high qualities of service. It delivers managed qualities of service for connections, transactions and security and is transparent to application developers.

In a managed environment, like that of WebSphere Application Server, system contracts enable these management capabilities. They help to make the JCA a robust solution for integrating COMMAREA or container-based CICS applications with J2EE applications running in WebSphere Application Server.

Tightly-coupled connectivity solutions such as JCA, along with other J2EE standard services such as Java Message Service (JMS) and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), can coexist with loosely-coupled Web services to take advantage of the agility of an SOA

The term tightly-coupled means that there is a predetermined client-server or consumer-publisher relationship that is not so easy to change. In such a case you typically have for a given client only one specific server with technical interaction that is fault-sensitive, meaning that the client has to handle protocol-related errors. Loosely-coupled systems are often designed to work on a problem partitioned around data flow boundaries, in which workers solve only one part of a larger problem, the context of which is not necessarily known. Often such systems are inherently extensible by means of adding more workers. The choice among Web services and JCA implementations for integration is based on multiple criteria. By mapping to the requirements for particular solutions, and by prioritizing these requirements, architects can choose the right implementation for their particular case.

Choosing the right deployment platform for your gateway is important. CICS TG V7.2 currently supports the following platforms:

  • z/OS
  • AIX®
  • Linux® on Intel®, POWER™ or IBM System z
  • Microsoft Windows®
  • Sun Solaris on the SPARC platform
  • HP-UX on RISC or Itanium® platforms

Connectivity is provided on these platforms from all supported WebSphere Application Server environments to all supported CICS servers. The qualities of service of CICS TG are highest when deploying on the z/OS platform.

TXSeries® for Multiplatforms is a distributed CICS Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) environment for business-critical applications written in enterprise programming languages. CICS TG is the strategic connector between TXSeries CICS servers and WebSphere Application Servers. TXSeries is the ideal deployment environment for high-performance, distributed transactional applications that integrate well into your mixed-language, multiplatform SOA solution. TXSeries or Multiplatforms V6.2 extends and enhances the next generation of distributed CICS across a number of platforms. For further details on TXSeries for Multiplatforms V6.2, refer to its announcement in the Reference information section.

To help you to transform your CICS TS into your SOA hub on System z, the Rational® Tools and the CICS Tools deliver support right across the life cycle whether you are building new or reusing existing applications. IBM Rational Tools helps you to modernize and transform existing CICS applications whether your goal is to develop and deploy new workloads to leverage the unique performance, availability, security, and cost benefits of System z; to increase your responsiveness to business requirements by modernizing your mainframe platform. CICS Tools enable you to optimize the management of your IT environment, reducing cost and complexity while improving governance and compliance.

CICS and System z Tools enhance the CICS family of transaction processing solutions by analyzing and optimizing the functionality, performance, and efficiency of CICS systems. Some of these tools help your customers make the most of their CICS TG:

  • IBM Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for CICS TG on z/OS - Real-time performance management, monitoring, and troubleshooting for CICS TG.
  • CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS (CICS PA for z/OS) - A CICS system and application performance reporting and analysis solution built to address the needs of everyone involved in CICS performance analysis, system tuning, and capacity planning, including those who build, deploy, and manage complex mainframe CICS applications. CICS PA provides the level of detail and flexibility that can easily help find new ways to improve CICS system performance, lower maintenance costs, and strategically plan IT investments. Delivered in CICS PA V2.1 by the service channel, day 1 support for the SMF 111 records generated on System z by CICS TG V7.2 provides customers with an even more comprehensive understanding of CICS system performance.

 
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For the announcement of CICS TG for Multiplatforms V7.2, refer to Software Announcement 208-348, dated November 4, 2008.


 
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                         Subscription and
Program PID number       Support PID Number
 
5655-R25                 5655-M70

 
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Program              Program
number      VRM      name
 
5655-R25    7.2.0    CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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

 
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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this product, with the exception of the Program Directory (GI13-0512), which is provided in hard-copy.

The Information Center for CICS TG for z/OS V7.2 provides information on the product and is shipped on CD-ROM with the product. The Information Center for CICS TG for z/OS V7.2 can also be ordered separately with order number SC34-6986.

The Information Center is based on the Eclipse platform. Delivery in this form exploits a common framework that is now employed by many other IBM products. This brings a range of benefits to the user. One of these is that the use of a common framework gives a common look and feel, and consistency of behavior, across all the using products. The infrastructure also allows you to customize your own Information Centers using plug-ins from multiple products, or to write your own plug-ins.

From November 28, 2008, the Information Center can also be accessed at this Web site

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cicstg/v7r2m0/index.jsp

Included in the Information Center are the following documents which specifically apply to CICS TG for z/OS V7.2:

                                                     Order
Title                                                number
 
CICS TG for z/OS V7.2: z/OS Administration           SC34-6961
CICS TG for z/OS V7.2: Messages                      SC34-6964
CICS TG for z/OS V7.2: Programming Reference         SC34-6966
CICS TG for z/OS V7.2: Programming Guide             SC34-6965

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 (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge. Refer to

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

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=208-343

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

CICS TG for z/OS V7.2 runs on any IBM System z machine that supports the required operating system.

Software requirements
  • z/OS V1.8, or later
  • IBM 31-bit Runtime Environment for z/OS, Java2 Technology Edition, V5
  • CICS TS for z/OS V2.3
  • CICS TS for z/OS V3.1 or V3.2
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V7.0
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V6.1
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V6.0

Note: When used in Remote Mode only, this requires the correct resource adapter for the level of WebSphere being used, and also WebSphere Application Server for Multiplatforms V6.0, V6.1, and V7.0.

For the most up-to-date information and fuller details on software requirements, refer to Supported Software for CICS Transaction Gateway Products, at

http://www.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/ctg/reqs

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README 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.

Compatibility
EWLM removal

Since the release of CICS TG V7.1 and CICS TS V3.2, Enterprise Workload Manager™ (EWLM) V2.1 has been withdrawn by IBM from marketing, effective March 10, 2008, (refer to Software Withdrawal Announcement 907-245, dated December 4, 2007), and no follow-on product has been announced to replace EWLM. Therefore, support for EWLM has been discontinued by CICS TG V7.2. For more details, refer to the following article at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21305697
AutoJavaGateway compatibility

In place of the AutoJavaGateway Java class auto protocol, for CICS TG for z/OS V7.2 onwards, the recommended approach is to use local, TCP or SSL protocols.

Asynchronous ECI Java APIs

As previously indicated the support for ECI Generic replies for asynchronous ECI requests, non-validated message qualifiers and non-validated units-of-work will be withdrawn in the next release of the CICS TG. The recommended approach is to either migrate applications to use synchronous ECI requests or to disable generic replies for asynchronous ECI requests and to validate all units of work and message qualifiers.

Support for Java base classes in J2EE application servers

As previously indicated the CICS TG Java base class APIs (JavaGateway, ECIRequest, EPIRequest) are no longer supported within the EJB container in WebSphere Application Server V7. The recommended approach is to move applications to a JCA-based solution. The base class API is still supported for usage with servlets in the Web container with the following limitations:

  • All ECI requests must be non-transactional. This means that only the field ECI_NO_EXTEND is supported on the ECIRequest constructor as the Extend_Mode
  • All ECI requests must be synchronous, that is only the fields ECI_SYNC or ECI_SYNC_TPN are supported as the call types
  • All EPI requests must use the EPI support classes (Terminal, Screen, and Field)

User group requirements

This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies the following requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities.

 
 Requirement        Description               
  number                                                  
 
 MR0128085753       Samples for use of IPIC and containers      
 MR1108075441       Dynamic control of transaction monitoring   
 MR0313071714       High availability support for CICS Servers on CTG z/OS 
 MR0609087244       Support of WebLogic 9.2 for CICS            
 MR120506172        Web client access to CTG stats API          
 MR1106061851       Remote access to CTG stats port             
 MR0313072810       Better workload management                  
 MR1108075441       Dynamic control of monitoring exits         
 MR1201062935       Remote Java API for CTG statistics          
 MR073004417        More Information Needed for ECI Return Code ECI_ERR_SYSTEM_ERROR (-9)
 MR0110022007       CTG/390 Security enhancements               
  

Planning information

Packaging

CICS TG for z/OS V7.2 is shipped via Customized Offerings, on 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge.

Additional media type selections (3480 compressed, 3490E, 3590, and 3592) are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.

Also shipped are:

  • IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) in multilanguage booklet (Z125-3301)
  • License information in multilanguage booklet (GC34-6801)
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • Program Directory in hardcopy (GI13-0512)
  • Documentation CD-ROM (LCD4-7938)

Also included is an information sheet aboutCICS Tools (GI13-0526).

Security, auditability, and control

CICS TG for z/OS V7.2 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system under which it is running. Customers can use any Security Authorization Facility (SAF)-compliant security product, such as RACF®.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


 
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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
Program name                  PID number       Charge metric
 
CICS TG for z/OS V7.2         5655-R25          VUs
 
CICS TG for z/OS              5655-M70          VUs
Subscription and Support

Value Unit

Value Unit (VU) is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. VU entitlements are based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement, either users or resources, for the given program. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of VUs required for your environment as defined by the specific program terms. The VU entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with VU entitlements of another program. To understand these benefits of VU licensing, and to determine how many VUs to obtain for the program, contact your IBM representative.

The program in this announcement has VU-based pricing.

Program                                  VU    
number      Program name                 Exhibit
 
5655-R25    CICS TG for z/OS V7.2        VUE007
            
 

For each System z IPLA program with VU 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 VU Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

VU exhibit VUE007

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   VUs/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

VUs for mainframes without MSU ratings

 
Hardware              VUs/machine
 
MP3000 H30            6
MP3000 H50            8
MP3000 H70           12
ESL models            2

Ordering example

The total number of VUs 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 VUs would be:

       Translation from MSUs to VUs
 
           MSUs   *     VUs/MSU      =    VUs
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 VUs, 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)

CICS TG for z/OS V7.2 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge (TUC) calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program Name    CICS TG for z/OS V7.2
Program PID     5655-R25
 
Entitlement                                  
Identifier      Description                License option/Pricing metric
 
S0138ZT         CICS TG for z/OS V7.2      Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
 
Program Name  CICS TG for z/OS V7.2 
Program PID   5655-R25
 
 
The following information is a summary of all license options
and pricing metrics offered for the PID number.
 
 
Entitlement                           
Identifier     Description                 License option/Pricing metric
  
S0138ZT        CICS TG for z/OS V7.2       Basic OTC, VUs
 
Orderable 
Supply ID      Language                    Distribution medium
 
S0138ZZ        U.S. English                3480 tape cartridge uncomp
 
Note: Additional media type selections (3480 compressed, 3490E,
 3590, and 3592) are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.
 
 
Subscription and Support PID  5655-M70
 
The following information is a summary of all license options
and pricing metrics offered  for the above PID number:
 
Entitlement                               
Identifier      Description                License options/Pricing metrics
 
S0118LP         CICS TG for z/OS           Basic ASC, VUs SW S&S
                 - Subscription            Decline SW S&S (no charge)
                 and Support               Per MSU SW S&S Registration
                   
 
Orderable                               
Supply ID       Language                   Distribution medium
 
S0117GL         U.S. English               Paper
 

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (VUs) 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 during normal business hours.
  • 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 the customer.

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, 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 general 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 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) agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

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.

License information form number

License information form number: GC34-6801

The program's license information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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 the IBM 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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes

Sample Code
You may use and modify the Sample Code only for the purpose of
configuring the Program or for creating Your own applications in
connection with Your use of the Program. Sample Code is made
available in the 'samples' directories and SCTGSAMP dataset. IBM
PROVIDES THE SAMPLE CODE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE
ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SAMPLE CODE
IS WITH YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL IBM BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, LOST
PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, INCIDENTAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OR OTHER
ECONOMIC CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF IBM OR ITS AUTHORIZED
SUPPLIER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES
REGARDING THE SAMPLE CODE OR TECHNICAL SUPPORT, IF ANY. IN ADDITION,
IBM AND ITS SUPPLIERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES CLAIMED BY
YOU BASED ON ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIM.
 
A) The J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA) resource adapters supplied
with the Program and packaged in the files named 'cicseci.rar',
'cicseciXA.rar' and the Java client classes supplied with the
Program and packaged in the files named 'ctgclient.jar' and
'ctgstats.jar' may be freely distributed by licensed users of the
Program. Licensed users who choose to distribute these client
classes assume responsibility for the support and maintenance of the
distributed classes. IBM's consent to such distribution is on the
basis that licensed users of the Program are responsible for
ensuring that:
 
(i) no 'JAR' or 'RAR' file is modified from its original form;
 
(ii) no 'JAR' or 'RAR' file is used other than within a Java
environment supported by the Program; and
 
(iii) all communication is to a CICS Transaction Gateway at the same
or a higher release level than the version of the 'ctgclient.jar' or
'RAR' file.
 
B) The C language header and lib files supplied with the Program and
packaged in the file named ctgredist.zip file may be freely
distributed by licensed users of the Program. Licensed users who
choose to distribute these files assume responsibility for the
support and maintenance of the files. IBM's consent to such
distribution is on the basis that licensed users of the Program are
responsible for ensuring that:
 
(i) no file is modified from its original form;
(ii) no file is used otherwise than within an environment supported
by the Program; and
(iii) no file is used other than for the purpose of the development
or execution of client applications for use with the Program.
 
C) The Configuration Tool for z/OS component of this product can be
copied to any other machine running a suitable platform, for use in
conjunction with Your licensed use of this product.

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support (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 Software Subscription and Support (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 (VU) 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 VU Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

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

Program                                               Parent,
number      Program name         Terms                if applicable
 
5655-R25    CICS TG for z/OS     Reference-based      5697-E93
             V7.2                                     5655-M15
           
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

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 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 IBM System z Machines Exhibit (125-3901), 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, 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 operating systems
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating 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 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 System z 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 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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Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

 
Program Name  CICS TG for z/OS V7.2
Program PID   5655-R25
 
Entitlement                                  
identifier      Description                License option/Pricing metric
 
S0138ZT         CICS TG for z/OS V7.2      Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
 
S0138ZT         CICS TG for z/OS V7.2      Basic OTC, VUs
 
Subscription and Support PID  5655-M70
 
Entitlement                            
Identifier      Description                License options/Pricing metrics
 
S0118LP         CICS TG for z/OS           Basic ALC, VUs SW S&S
                 - Subscription            Decline SW S&S (no charge)
                 and Support               Per MSU SW S&S Registration
                
 

Extended support attachments

Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

 
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