IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z V1.3 offers new options and new functionality for the global marketplace

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-377
October 21, 2008

 
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This release enhances IBM® Communication Controller for Linux on System z with the following new functions:

  • New DLSw command console client
  • Multiple DLSw console port support
  • New filter for DLSw "show" command based on peer addresses
  • Samples to automate Communication Controller for Linux start and stop sequences
  • Performance enhancements

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).


 
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IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z (CCL) offers new options and new functionality for the global marketplace. CCL allows you to keep your business data and applications on the mainframe operating systems (z/OS, z/VM, VSE/ESA, z/VSE, TPF, and z/TPF) while moving Network Control Program (NCP) functions to Linux on System z.

Communication Controller for Linux is software that runs on Linux on System z, allowing customers to move NCP from the IBM 37xx Communication Controllers to the mainframe. Existing releases of CCL provide a foundation on which enterprises can help simplify their network infrastructure through its support of traditional SNA functions such as SNA Network Interconnect (SNI) and an interface for application supported X.25 over TCP/IP (XOT) plug-ins in support of X.25 NPSI. CCL supports a Systems Network Architecture (SNA) migration evolving towards simplified networks inclusive of IP network infrastructure and enhanced hardware independence, while continuing to operate and help leverage the value in existing SNA application portfolios.

Communication Controller for Linux on System z can provide an alternative platform for running NCP software, in place of many configurations where customers currently use an IBM 37xx hardware environment. Specifically, the new functions announced in this release include:

  • New DLSw command console client
  • Multiple DLSw console port support
  • New filter for DLSw "show" command based on peer addresses
  • Samples to automate start and stop sequences
  • Performance enhancements
  • MultiLink Transmission Group (MLTG) support for IP Transmission Groups (IPTGs)
  • Multiple OSA/OSN CDLC IPL port support
  • CCU and 900 Utilization reporting via NPA LU

 
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.


 
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October 24, 2008


 
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CCL is a software-based virtualized communication controller running on System z® servers that in turn run the Linux® operating system.

This integration of established, mission-critical communications and leading-edge System z servers and software can allow the continued use of mature and stable SNA software (NCP and SNA applications) in combination with the openness of Linux and the security, scalability, and business resiliency of the System z server.

Moving NCP functions to the System z server can allow the SNA network to continue to be consolidated into the server, more closely integrating z/OS® applications and SNA with the NCP. This evolutionary migration can allow not only network simplification, but also the continuing use of critical SNA applications.

Function enhancements

CCL can provide an alternative platform for running NCP software, in place of many configurations where customers currently use an IBM 37xx hardware environment. Specifically, the new functions announced in this release include:

  • New DLSw command console client
  • Multiple DLSw console port support
  • New filter for DLSw "show" command based on peer addresses
  • Samples to automate CCL start and stop sequences
  • Performance enhancements
  • MultiLink Transmission Group (MLTG) support for IP Transmission Groups (IPTGs)
  • Multiple OSA/OSN CDLC IPL port support
  • CCU and 900 Utilization reporting via NPA LU

Functions already supported in previous releases:

  • Data link switching (DLSw)
  • X.25 NPSI support using an interface for vendor-written x.25 over TCP/IP (XOT) server plug-ins
  • CDLC using an OSA-Express2 (and later) for NCP (OSN)
  • Ability to allow NCP to process more transactions with better response times than when running on a 3745
  • SNA connectivity over OSA Express fiber ports based on OSA Express layer 2 switch technology
  • IP connectivity between two CCL NCPs
  • SNA Network Interconnection (SNI)
  • Intermediate Network Node (INN)
  • Boundary Network Node (BNN)
  • Extended Recovery Facility (XRF) and Network Routing Facility (NRF)
  • SSCP Takeover and Giveback
  • Generation and utility support for the NCP that is installed in the CCL provided through Advanced Communication Function (ACF) System Support Program (SSP)
  • Monitoring, real-time analysis, and interactive tuning of internal NCP resources in the Linux environment through NTuneMON
  • Support for NetView® Performance Monitor (NPM)
  • Support of NCP dumping and restarting functions with faster availability
  • Communication Controller for Linux MOSS console via an easily accessible browser

Announced function for CCL V1.3

New DLSw command console client: A new curses-based terminal client program can be used to interact with the ccldls program, instead of using telnet. The program supports:

  • Command completion
  • Command retrieval
  • 5000-line output buffer that can be scrolled
  • Logging the DLSw console session to a file

Multiple DLSw console port support: Allows multiple users to be logged in to the ccldls program at one time for monitoring and operation.

New filter for DLSw "show" command based on peer addresses: Allows for filtering of IP or MAC addresses using wildcard '?' and '*', reducing the amount of displayed output for DLSw networks that contain many peers or connections.

Samples to automate CCL start and stop sequences: Through the use of "rc" scripts, CCL components (cclengine, ccldls, and cclxot) can be automatically started (S) or stopped (K) during Linux kernel bootup and shutdown.

Performance enhancements: Enhancements made to the ccldls program allow for significant gains in transaction throughput and lower processor utilization. Significant reductions in processor utilization were made for idle peer connections.

MultiLink Transmission Group (MLTG) support for IP Transmission Groups (IPTGs): Allows IPTGs to be a part of a transmission group with other link media (NATIVE LAN, NTRI) for greater reliability. The support also allows for standby links.

Multiple OSA/OSN CDLC IPL port support: Allows the cclengine to be loaded from more than one CDLC-attached host.

CCU and 900 Utilization reporting via NPA LU: Allows the cclengine CCU and adapter thread utilization to be reported to NPM, allowing the user to monitor the performance of the cclengine.

System z server strengths

In addition to the NCP functionality, you now have the advantage of the product running in Linux on System z. You can run CCL with Linux running in a native LPAR or as a guest running under z/VM®. System z servers offer an attractive option for customers who want to use IBM's Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) and z/VM, which can support a range of many images per processor. A controller can be created or started based on the demands of your network; if you need another controller, you just start another instance, which can be in the same Linux image. You can also run in different Linux images for high availability. In addition, to help reduce the dependency on IBM 37xx hardware, lower-speed network connectivity such as token ring or ESCON® hardware can be replaced with high-speed OSA-Express adapters coming into the System z server. NCP code remains unchanged.

SNA modernization

CCL provides support for continued use of NCP software and SNA applications, and at the same time provides additional functions that enable modernization of the network infrastructure. CCL's Data Link Switching (DLSw) support provides the first System z inboard DLSw endpoint. CCL's IP-TG function also supports efficient IP connections between CCL NCPs. By allowing SNA traffic to flow over IP networks all the way into System z, CCL supports network consolidation to a single IP network. This, combined with its support of the removal of SNA-dedicated hardware from the network, makes CCL an important component to a SNA modernization strategy.

Simplified migration

The support of existing, unmodified NCP software helps simplify migration to CCL from the IBM 37xx Communication Controller. Definition updates, if required, are minimal; for example, adding a line definition for your OSA adapter. Updates are required only at the NCP moving into Linux on System z servers; in most cases, there are no coordinated changes required by business partners. From an operational point of view, CCL provides interfaces that allow you to load, operate, manage, and dump NCPs. CCL has its own MOSS console, which is used to manage and operate NCPs running on Linux such as starting and stopping the Communication Controller, dumping NCP or the Communication Controller, and displaying and altering storage. These are now provided via an easily accessible browser interface.

CCL is a software product that emulates selected functions of the IBM 3745/3746-900 hardware. By offering an alternative platform for running NCP software, CCL can offer a possible migration path for most NCP-based functions from the following IBM 37xx hardware products:

  • IBM 3705 Communication Controller
  • IBM 3720 Communication Controller
  • IBM 3725 Communication Controller
  • IBM 3745 Communication Controller
  • IBM 3746-900 Nways® Multiprotocol Controller

Reference information

  • For additional information on IBM Communication Controller for Linux on zSeries V1.1, refer to Software Announcement 205-030, dated February 15, 2005.
  • For information on IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries V1.2, refer to Software Announcement 205-267, dated October 25, 2005.
  • For additional information on IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z V1.2.1, refer to Software Announcement 206-110, dated May 09, 2006.
  • For additional information on IBM X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication Controller for Linux, refer to Software Announcement 206-240, dated September 26, 2006.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Vision impaired users:

  • Supports interfaces commonly used by screen readers
  • Can be operated using only the keyboard
  • Supports customization of display attributes such as color, contrast, and font size
  • Communicates all information independently of color
  • Supports interfaces commonly used by screen magnifiers
  • Supports the attachment of alternative output devices
  • Provides documentation in an accessible format

Users with mobility impairments or limited hand use:

  • Can be operated using only the keyboard
  • Supports the attachment of alternative input and output devices

This product does not have audio features in its interface and does not flash the screen at rates that could induce epileptic seizures.

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.


 
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Communication Controller for Linux on System z, a business solution, benefits NCP customers running an IBM 37xx Communication Controller. Enterprises with a continuing need to support critical SNA connectivity such as SNA Network Interconnect (SNI) and X.25 will appreciate the new features of CCL.

CCL is the solution for companies that want to:

  • Help preserve their traditional SNA environment without IBM 3745 and 3746 Communication Controller hardware
  • Help extend existing SNA applications over TCP/IP networks using XOT, DLSw, and IPTG
  • Help improve network availability by replacing token-ring network and ESCON channels with Ethernet network and OSA-Express hardware
  • Consolidate all servers onto a single System z mainframe
  • Consolidate SNA skills to a centralized location
  • Migrate off their IBM 37xx hardware without requiring coordinated migration on the part of their business partners
  • Build a Disaster Recovery site without acquiring additional 3745s
  • Take advantage of excess capacity on System z servers
  • Help maximize scalability and efficiency through z/VM technology, which dynamically provisions additional virtual servers and controls the sharing of processors and other resources

Complementing IBM's Communication Controller for Linux are the products in the IBM Communications Server family. The products in the Communications Server family offer additional SNA and TCP/IP functions that can help with SNA/IP integration. For more information about these products and how they can help your enterprise, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/network/commserver/

 
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
Comm Controller Linux Sys z    English         October 24, 2008
V1.3.0                         International

 
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-J38   1.3.0                        IBM Communication
                                        Controller for Linux on
                                        System z

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

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

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

CCL runs on the following IBM servers, or equivalent:

  • IBM System z9 and z10
  • IBM eServertm zSeries z800, z890, z900, and z990
  • IBM S/390® Parallel Enterprise Servers - Generation 5 (G5) and Generation 6 (G6) models

For more specific requirements, visit the Communication Controller for Linux Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/network/ccl

Additional hardware requirements for the different connectivity options


Note: VTAM® needs to connect to Communication Controller for Linux NCP over a LAN or CDLC connection).
  • CDLC requires Open Systems Adapter for NCP (OSN) support.
    • System z9®, z10 server with associated system software:
      • z/OS V1.4, or later, with APARs OA11238 and OA07875 (for OSN CHPID support in IOS and HCD)
      • If running CCL on a Linux guest under VM, z/VM V5.1, or later, with APAR VM63722 for OSN CHPID support
    • OSA-Express2 features with OSN support:
      • 3364 OSA-Express2 LX Gigabit Ethernet
      • 3365 OSA-Express2 SX Gigabit Ethernet
      • 3366 OSA-Express2 1000Base-T Ethernet
  • LAN
    • LAN over Layer 2
      • IBM zSeries® 990 or 890, or later server with associated system software. If running CCL on a Linux guest under VM, you need z/VM V5.1 with Layer 2 support in PTF for APAR VM63538. Refer to the 2084/2086 PSP buckets for any additional required service.
      • OSA Express features with layer 2 routing support:
        • 1364 OSA-Express LX Gigabit Ethernet
        • 1365 OSA-Express SX Gigabit Ethernet
        • 1366 OSA-Express 1000Base-T Ethernet
        • 2364 OSA-Express LX Gigabit Ethernet
        • 2365 OSA-Express SX Gigabit Ethernet
        • 2366 OSA-Express Fast Ethernet
        • 3364 OSA-Express2 LX Gigabit Ethernet
        • 3365 OSA-Express2 SX Gigabit Ethernet
        • 3366 OSA-Express2 1000Base-T Ethernet
        • 3368 OSA-Express2 10 Gigabit Ethernet
    • LAN over LCS Ethernet or token ring
      • OSA copper LAN ports in LCS mode (OSA-2 or OSA-Express (at least MCL level 3.50 for z900 and z800, and 5.50 for z990 and z890))
        Required     Feature                   Feature      Token-Ring
        processor    number       Ethernet     number       card
         
        G5/G6        2340         OSA-Express  5201         OSA2 ENTR
                                   Fast
                                   Ethernet
        z800 z900    2366         OSA-Express  2367         OSA-Express
                                   Fast
                                   Ethernet
        z890 z990    1366         OSA-Express  2367         OSA-Express
                                   (upgraded)
                                   1000BaseT
        System z9tm,   3366         OSA-Express2 (N/A)        (N/A)
         z10                       1000BASE-T
                                   Ethernet
        
      • OSA/SF to configure the OSA LAN connectivity, if applicable.
      • Note: In addition to the above requirements for CCL, LAN connectivity between VTAM and a CCL NCP requires at least one LSA (copper) OSA port for the VTAM end of the LAN connection.
  • DLSw: One or more DLSw-capable routers and a TCP/IP connection to each
  • X.25: One or more XOT-capable routers and a TCP/IP connection to each
  • IPTG: TCP/IP connection to each partner Communication Controller for Linux

Memory and fixed storage capacity

  • 65 MB DASD for Communication CCL and Javatm code
  • 80 MB to 100 MB DASD per CCL instance for traces, dumps, logs, and NCP load modules
  • 20 MB RAM per CCL instance

Note: Additional DASD and memory is required for the base Linux operating system and for other Linux packages (RPMs) that must be present on the system for CCL to function properly. For example, on some Linux distributions, the Linux Kernel Source package is required for installation of the Network Device Handler (NDH), and that package can take 300 MB of DASD. Refer to the CCL readme for the complete list of required packages.

Software requirements
  • NCP V7R5, or later, and an environment (z/VM, VSE, z/OS) to generate NCP load modules
  • ACF/SSP V4R5, or later (5655-041, 5654-009, 5686-064)
  • If X.25 support is used:
    • NPSI V3R8, or later (the release that corresponds to your NCP release)
    • IBM X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication Controller for Linux (IBM XOT)
  • One of the following Linux on System z distributions with recent maintenance:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9) (31-bit and 64-bit) for IBM zSeries and IBM S/390 + Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10) (31-bit and 64-bit) for IBM zSeries and IBM S/390
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V4 (RHEL 4) (31-bit and 64-bit) + Update 1 (U1)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V5 (RHEL 5) (31-bit and 64-bit)
  • CCL connections via CDLC and Layer 2 require more recent kernel 2.6-based Linux distributions:
    • SLES 9 (31-bit and 64-bit) for IBM zSeries and IBM S/390 + Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    • RHEL 4 (31-bit and 64-bit) + Update 3 (U3)

For the latest information about Linux requirements, visit the Communication Controller for Linux Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/network/ccl

In order to support CCL when not using CDLC, VTAM must support activation of CCL NCPs that are LAN attached to the activating VTAM through an XCA major node. The following VTAM APARs provide this function:

  • z/VM/VTAM V4R2 - APAR VM63677
  • VSE/VTAM V4R2 - APAR DY46311
  • OS/390® Communications Server V2R10 - APAR OA10425
  • z/OS Communications Server V1R2, V1R4, V1R5, and V1R6 - APAR OA10425

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.

Packaging

Communication Controller for Linux on System z ships with the following:

  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
  • IBM IPLA Pointer Sheet
  • QuickStart guide
  • Product CD

Security, auditability, and control

The Communication Controller for Linux on System z uses the security and auditability functions features of the Linux operating system.

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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Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Communication Controller Linux IBM             App
on System z                         Application     Integration
                                    Integration     Middleware
                                    Middleware      Other
                                    Other
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Communication Controller Linux    5724-J38   SubCapacity
 on System z                                      Processor Value
                                                  Unit (PVU)
IBM Communication Controller Linux    5724-J38   Processor Value
 on System z                                      Unit (PVU)
IBM Communication Controller Linux    5724-J38   Processor Day
 on System z

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IBM Communication Controller for Linux on Sysz

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Communication Controller Linux on System z
Communication Controller Linux on z Value Unit Annual    E0201LL
 SW S&S Rnwl
Communication Controller Linux on z Value Unit Lic + SW  D55I7LL
 S&S 12 Mo
Communication Controller Linux on z Value Unit SW S&S    D55I8LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Comm Controller Linux Sys z V1.3.0
IBM Communication Controller Linux on System z (CCL)     BM052IE
 V1.3 CD Media Pack

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Comm Controller Linux Sys z V1.3.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
Communication Controller    IBM Communication           BM052IE
 for Linux on System z       Controller Linux on System
 SubCapacity Value Unit      z (CCL) V1.3 CD Media Pack
Communication Controller    IBM Communication           BM052IE
 for Linux on System z per   Controller Linux on System
 Value Unit                  z (CCL) V1.3 CD Media Pack

Sub capacity

IBM Communication Controller Linux on System z

Part number                       Part description
 
E02DYLL                           Communication Controller Linux
                                   on z SubCap VUAnnual SW S&S
                                   Rnwl
D571QLL                           Communication Controller Linux
                                   on z SubCap VULic + SW S&S 12
                                   Mo
D571RLL                           Communication Controller Linux
                                   on z SubCap VUSW S&S Reinstate
                                   12 Mo

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To be eligible for sub capacity licensing terms on this product, you must agree to install and configure IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software, in accordance with the IBM Tivoli License Manager publications, and to enable the collection of program use data on all eligible machines subject to sub capacity terms.

For those machines running programs with sub capacity licensing terms, you must use IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software to monitor program use and submit to IBM an IBM Use Report each calendar quarter. Multiple copies of IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software or IBM Tivoli License Manager are not required. You can use more copies if you need them to support your operational environment, but only one copy is required to monitor all your sub capacity licensed products.

Additionally, if this is the first product you have licensed under sub capacity terms, you must agree to the terms of an attachment to your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express contract and submit a new Passport Advantage enrollment form. First-time sub capacity clients also have an opportunity to ensure a primary business contact is established for their contracts.

For more information on required and entitled license capacity, license requirements, and reporting, refer to Software Announcement 205-093, dated April 19, 2005.

If you order this product under sub capacity terms, IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software will be made available to you if you do not already have one. You must install and configure this tool for your sub capacity products. Alternately, you can use Tivoli License Manager. Once the license manager software is installed, you will be required to register online (IBM may need to contact you in order to finalize the registration process.) You must monitor program use on a continuous basis with an IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software and submit IBM Use Reports to IBM on a calendar quarterly basis.

IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software is documented in the following customer publications, which are available from IBM Publications Center at

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Publication                       Form
 
Planning, Installation, and       SC32-1431
 Configuration
Administration                    SC32-1430
Problem Determination             SC32-9102
Data Dictionary                   SC32-1432
Release Notes                     SC32-1429

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The Web site will give you information about how to set up the product for detection by IBM Tivoli License Manager, any required maintenance, and any required steps that are unique to this product.

On/Off CoD

IBM Communication Controller Linux on System z

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
Comm Controller Linux Sysz Proc Day Per Use-DAY, On Off  D54SULL
Capacity on Demand

 
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IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM Communication Controller for Linux    5724-J38   L-LCOX-7GSSKK
on Sysz

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

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The same NCP software that is used with the 3745 hardware, is also used with CCL. The NCP software is MLC tier priced. When run with the 3745 hardware, the NCP software tier is determined by the hardware. When the NCP software is run with CCL, the NCP is licensed at tier 2 only. NPSI software run on CCL is also licensed at tier 2.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

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.

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Product name
 
IBM Communication Controller for Linux on Sysz                No
Volume orders (IVO)

No

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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Usage restriction

Yes

The Communication Controller for Linux on System z program may be installed on a System z server, in either a general purpose processor (CP) or an Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), or both. If the program is installed on a CP, a PoE must be acquired for each engine that makes up the CP. If the program is installed on an IFL, a PoE must be acquired for each engine that makes up the IFL. If the program is installed on both a CP and an IFL, a PoE must be acquired for each engine that makes up both the CP and IFL together.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

On/Off CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract - Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries® and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand - Software - must be signed prior to use.


 
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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

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

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

 
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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: YE001

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

eServer and z9 are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, System z, z/OS, NetView, z/VM, ESCON, Nways, Passport Advantage, S/390, VTAM, System z9, zSeries, OS/390, Tivoli, iSeries, pSeries 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.

Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. 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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