IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS V8.5 enables systematic enterprise-wide workload processing

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-070
April 14, 2009

 
 ENUS209-070.PDF (137KB)

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IBM® Tivoli® Workload Sceduler for z/OS® V8.5 offers:

  • Additional flexibility in modeling workflows and jobs:
    • Conditional dependency logic, for major flexibility in modeling workloads and improved automation, self-management, and auto recovery
    • Better manipulation of Job Control Language variables and directives, to reduce the effort to maintain jobs during their lifecycles
  • Enhanced event-driven automation:
    • Usability enhancements in the event-driven process modelling, easily build, and deploy the list of events and filtering criteria to the involved trackers
    • New triggering capabilities such as Hierarchical File System and distributed files monitoring processes to trigger end-to-end workloads
  • Expanded coverage of Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS capabilities through the Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console (Web-based User Interface):
    • Modeling jobs, job streams, and workstations
  • Usability enhancements:
    • Replacement of old Operation Planning and Control (OPC) references with Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS in panels, messages, with Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS

To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).

Reference: LE001


 
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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS V8.5 delivers enhanced workload automation for cross-enterprise operations.

  • Conditional dependencies add the flexibility to model workflows based on combined conditions, return codes, and predecessor status. Conditional dependency logic can support processing decisions in real time, improving self-management, automatic recovery, and dynamic workload automation.
  • Enhanced event-driven workload automation delivers new workload triggering capabilities driven by files arriving on distributed systems and Hierarchical File Systems, and usability improvements in deploying event lists and filter criteria for execution.
  • New and enhanced Job Control Language manipulation, including arithmetic, string, and null operation features, variable concatenation, and optional removal of directives reduce the effort needed to maintain jobs throughout their lifecycles.
  • Definition and maintenance of Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS jobs, job streams, workstations, and special resources are made easier with the browser-based Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console.
  • References to Operations Planning and Control (OPC) are removed from the Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS user interfaces.

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


 
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May 1, 2009: Electronic and physical media

 
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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS is the premier enterprise workload automation product for System z® and end-to-end environments. It automates the planning, processing, and analysis of batch and event-based enterprise production workloads. This can improve IT operating efficiency and reduce manual labor and help maximize throughput of work across the enterprise.

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

Value Unit-based pricing

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

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

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you 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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Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS is the premier System z workload automation solution. For calendar and event-triggered workloads, it provides extensive workload planning and choreography capabilities to increase business flexibility, and in-depth critical path analysis to eliminate potential execution problems - so enterprises can easily manage hundreds of thousands of workloads while meeting strict service level guarantees.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS forms the basis for dynamic end-to-end enterprise workload automation. It provides a single Web-based point of control and seamless integration with Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Distributed - for managing workloads across multiple business applications and across System z and distributed platforms. Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS also integrates with IBM Workload Manager to virtualize System z workload intrastructures and dynamically match workload requirements with best available resources based on system loads, capacity, and business policies.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS also provides extensive relational value for you by integrating with the broader Tivoli portfolio. It integrates with Tivoli Enterprise Portal to allow you to view and manage scheduling events in a broader systems management context. It also integrates with System Automation for z/OS to allow you the ability to easily automate resources within the scheduling infrastructure - for example to start/stop applications and mount/unmount volumes from within Tivoli Workload Scheduler.

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=209-070

Product identification number

                      Subscription and
Program PID Number    Support PID Number
 
5698-A17              5698-S51

 
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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5698-A17       V8.5    IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS

 
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Comprehensive education for IBM Tivoli products is offered through Worldwide Tivoli Education Delivery Services. A wide range of training options are available, including classes led by instructors, learning on demand, on-site training, and blended learning solutions.

For additional information, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/tivoli/education/

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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

 
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The publications listed below can be downloaded from the following Web site after the planned availability date.

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/tivoli/library/

The following hardcopy publications are shipped with the basic machine- readable material for the z/OS product:

                                                      Form
Title                                                 number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Memo to Users  GI11-4209
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS V8.5 Program   GI11-4248
Directory (English)
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS License        GC23-5626
Information
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Program        GI11-4205
Directory (Spanish)
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Program        GI11-4206
Directory (Japanese)
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Program        GI11-4204
Directory (German)

The following softcopy publications will be made available in softcopy form via the IBM Publications Center on May 1, 2009.

                                                      Form
Title                                                 number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Automation Overview               SC32-1256
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Scheduling     SC32-1732
 End-to-End
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Customization  SC32-1265
 and Tuning
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Installation   SC32-1264
 Guide
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Messages and   SC32-1267
 Codes
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Diagnosis      SC32-1261
 Guide
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Programming    SC32-1266
 Interface
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Managing       SC32-1263
 the Workload
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Getting        SC32-1262
 Started
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Quick          SC32-1268
 Reference

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 50 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.

News of many publications may be subscribed to via Mysupport.

https://www-1.ibm.com/support/mysupport/us/en/?OpenDocument

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS V8.5 and its components run on the hardware platforms that support the operating systems listed in the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

The following table lists the operating systems and related hardware supported by IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS V8.5 and its components (Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console, Job Scheduling Console, and z/OS Connector):

Operating                  TWS               Z/OS
system        Hardware     for z/OS   JSC    connector   TDWC
 
z/OS V1.8     System z      X
z/OS V1.9     System z      X
z/OS V1.10    System z      X
 
Operating                  TWS               Z/OS
system        Hardware     for z/OS   JSC    connector   TDWC
 
AIX V5.3       System p®               X        X          X
AIX V6.1       System p               X        X          X
 
Operating                       TWS               Z/OS
system        Hardware          for z/OS   JSC    connector   TDWC
 
HP-UX 11i v2  PA-RISC/IA64                   X        X
(build 11.23)
 
HP-UX 11i v3  PA-RISC                       X        X         X
HP-UX 11i v3  IA64                                   X         X
 
Operating                       TWS               Z/OS
system             Hardware     for z/OS   JSC    connector   TDWC
 
Solaris 9          SPARC                    X        X         X
Solaris 10         SPARC/x86-64             X        X         X
Operating                       TWS               Z/OS
system             Hardware     for z/OS   JSC    connector   TDWC
 
Red Hat            System p                 X        X         X
Enterprise         System i®                X        X         X
Linux              System x®                X        X         X
(RHEL 4.0)         (x86-32,
                   x86-64: 32 bit)
                   System x                 X        X         X
                   (x86-64: 64 bit)
                   System z
                   (64 bit)                          X         X
                   System z
                   (31 bit)
Operating                       TWS               Z/OS
system             Hardware     for z/OS   JSC    connector   TDWC
 
Red Hat            System p                 X        X         X
Enterprise         System i                          X         X
Linux              System x                 X        X         X
(RHEL 5.0)         (x86-32,
                   x86-64: 32 bit)
                   System x                 X        X         X
                   (x86-64: 64 bit)
                   System z
                   (64 bit)                          X         X
Operating                       TWS               Z/OS
system             Hardware     for z/OS   JSC    connector   TDWC
 
Red Hat            System p                 X        X         X
Enterprise         System i                          X         X
Linux              System x                 X        X         X
(RHEL 5.0)         (x86-32,
                   x86-64: 32 bit)
                   System x                 X        X         X
                   (x86-64: 64 bit)
                   System z
                   (64 bit)                          X         X
Operating                       TWS               Z/OS
system             Hardware     for z/OS   JSC    connector   TDWC
 
SUSE Linux® System p                X        X         X
Enterprise         System i                          X         X
Server (9.0)       System x                 X        X         X
                   (x86-32,
                   x86-64: 32 bit)
                   System x                 X        X         X
                   (x86-64: 64 bit)
                   System z
                   (64 bit)                          X         X
                   System z
                   (31 bit)
Operating                       TWS               Z/OS
system             Hardware     for z/OS   JSC    connector   TDWC
 
SUSE Linux System p                 X        X         X
Enterprise         System i                          X         X
Server (10.0)      System x                 X        X         X
                   (x86-32,
                   x86-64: 32 bit)
                   System x                 X        X         X
                   (x86-64: 64 bit)
                   System z
                   (64 bit)                          X         X
                   System z
                   (31 bit)
Operating                       TWS               Z/OS
system               Hardware   for z/OS   JSC    connector   TDWC
 
Windows Server 2003  x86-32,                X        X         X
Datacenter Edition   x86-64
 
Windows Server 2003  x86-64                 X        X         X
Datacenter x64
Edition
 
Windows Server 2003  IA64
Datacenter Edition
for Itanium
 
Windows Server 2003  x86-32,                X        X         X
Enterprise Edition   x86-64
 
Windows Server 2003  x86-64                 X        X         X
Enterprise x64
Edition
 
Windows Server 2003  IA64
Enetrprise Edition
for Itanium
 
Windows Server 2003  x86-32,                X        X         X
Standard Edition     x86-64
 
Windows Server 2003  x86-64                 X        X         X
Standard x64
Edition
 
Windows Server 2003  IA64
Standard Edition
for Itanium
Operating                       TWS               Z/OS
system               Hardware   for z/OS   JSC    connector   TDWC
 
Windows Server 2008  x86-32                 X        X          X
Datacenter Edition   x86-64
 
Windows Server 2008  x86-64                 X        X          X
Datacenter x64
Edition
 
Windows Server 2008  x86-32,                X        X          X
Enterprise Edition   x86-64
 
Windows Server 2008  x86-64                 X        X          X
Enterprise x64
Edition
 
Windows Server 2008  x86-32,                X        X          X
Standard Edition     x86-64
 
Windows Server 2008  x86-64                 X        X          X
Standard x64
Edition
 
Windows XP           x86-32,                X
professional         x86-64
 
Windows XP           x86-64                 X
professional x64
Edition
 
Windows Vista        x86-32                 X
 
Windows Vista        x86-64                 X

The following Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS functions require specific IBM programs:

  • The graphic function requires a terminal supporting Graphic Data Display Manager (GDDM/MVS) V2R2, or later.
  • Tracking resource availability requires Resource Object Data Manager (RODM) in Tivoli NetView® for OS/390®.
  • Schedule generic alerts, as defined by that NetView release and to specify an alert receiver ID other than the default receiver, requires Tivoli NetView for OS/390.
  • User authority support functions require z/OS Security Server RACF® V1.6, or later.
  • The end-to-end enabler requires and uses UNIX® System Services (USS).
  • Catalog management function to recall migrated data sets requires z/OS DFSMS™ with Hierarchical Storage Management component.
  • The Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Control Language tool requires IBM Compiler Library for REXX/370 V1R3.
  • Scheduling end-to-end in the distributed environment requires Tivoli Workload Scheduler.
  • The Java™ program, used by the reporting function, requires IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition V5.0.
  • History functionality requires IBM DB2® for z/OS V8, or later.
  • Reporting functionality requires IBM DB2 V9.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows®, or later.
  • Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console requires Internet Explorer V6.0 SP2, or later or Firefox V2.0.

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.

Planning information

Direct customer support

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

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

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

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

Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (GC23-5626)
  • 3480 Tape
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

Security, auditability, and control

Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS uses the security and auditability features of the 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.


 
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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/

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing

IBM Tivoli software products are priced using IBM Tivoli's Enhanced Value-Based Pricing. The Enhanced Value-Based Pricing system is based upon the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model, which uses a managed-environment approach -- whereby price is determined by what is managed rather than the number and type of product components installed.

For example, all servers monitored with IBM Tivoli's monitoring product (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) require entitlements sufficient for those servers. Other Tivoli products may manage clients, client devices, agents, network nodes, users, or other items, and are licensed and priced accordingly.

Unlike typical systems management licensing models that require entitlements of specific software components to specific systems, the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model provides the customer flexibility to deploy its IBM Tivoli software products within its environment in a manner that can address and respond to the customer's evolving architecture. That is, as the architecture of a customer's environment changes, the customer's implementation of IBM Tivoli software can be altered, as needed, without affecting the customer's license requirements (as long as the customer does not exceed its entitlements to the software).

Under Enhanced Value-Based Pricing, licensing and pricing of server-oriented applications are determined based upon the server's use in the customer's environment. Typically, such applications are licensed and priced in a manner that corresponds to each installed and activated processor of the server managed by the IBM Tivoli application to help correlate price to value while offering a simple solution.

For servers with physical or logical (sometimes called virtual) partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processor cores on the server. For each IBM Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processor cores on each server in the cluster.

Enhanced Value-Based Pricing recognizes the convergence of RISC and UNIX, and Microsoft® Windows and Intel® technologies, in order to simplify your licensing requirements, and to provide a smoother, more scalable model. Pricing and licensing do not differentiate between non-System z server platforms or operating systems. For some products, this platform neutrality extends to System z and other host servers as well.

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions

Engine

An engine is also referred to as a central processor (CP) or processor. Engines for traditional workloads are called General Purpose CPs. Engines for Linux workloads are called Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or Linux-only engines. Engines for Coupling Facility workloads are called ICF engines.

Enterprise

An enterprise is a person or single entity and those subsidiaries with more than 50 percent ownership.

IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

This optional facility enables additional processing capacity exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the model designation of a System z or OS/390 server. Consequently, executing Linux workload on the IBM IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS, OS/390, VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems and applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications which run on the IFL.

The IFL may be dedicated to a single Linux-mode logical partition or it may be shared by multiple Linux-mode logical partitions. Installations should note that the Linux workspace enabled by this facility will not support any of the traditional S/390® operating systems (OS/390, TPF, VSE, or VM). Only Linux applications or Linux operating in conjunction with the Virtual Image Facility, an environment that operates within a logical partition or in native S/390 mode and provides the capability to create multiple Linux images, are supported by IBM S/390 IFL.

Install

An install is a copy or instance of the program in the enterprise.

Internal user

An internal user is an authorized user that is part of the enterprise.

Managed processor (charging under full capacity in the managed environment)

Managed processor charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors which require PoEs are defined in the License Information's program-unique terms.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs are required by the program's valuation method.
  4. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blades with which the program is affiliated.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage® Web site
    http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Millions of Service Units (MSUs)

MSU is defined as millions of CPU service units per hour, which is the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390 or System z software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM, or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).

For more detailed information about System z software pricing, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/refguides/sw_pricing.html

Port

A port is the physical connection between a device and the network.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, PoEs must be acquired for all activated processors (available for use) that are on the server where the program or a component of the program is run.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  4. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  5. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.
  6. When a server is shipped with six processors, but two of them are inactive, four processors are active for the customer.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site
    http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Resource Value Unit (RVU)

RVU is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Refer to the Value Units definition below.

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices over a network. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for each server on which the program or a component of the program is run or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm and hot. In cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire other license or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.

As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes.

Cold: A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Warm: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Hot: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlements for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.

Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files, or transactions, maintaining a heartbeat, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Value Units

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements, which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurements are processor cores and MSUs. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as servers, users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for your specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. You must obtain a PoE for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program. Whenever the designated measurement is a processor core, not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

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

Product and licensing Web sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/licensing.html

 
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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS

If the customer has installed 1,500 MSUs, the total number of Value Units will be:

+------------------+-----------------------+---------------+
|MSUs              |   Value Units/MSU     |  Value Units  |
+------------------+-----------------------+---------------+
|Base        3     |         1.00          |     3.00      |
+------------------+-----------------------+---------------+
|Tier A      42    |          .15          |     6.30      |
+------------------+-----------------------+---------------+
|Tier B     130    |          .08          |    10.40      |
+------------------+-----------------------+---------------+
|Tier C     140    |          .04          |     5.60      |
+------------------+-----------------------+---------------+
|Tier D    1,185   |          .03          |    35.55      |
+------------------+-----------------------+---------------+
|Total     1,500   |                       |    60.85      |
+------------------+-----------------------+---------------+

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is rounded up to the next integer. So the customer will need to license 61 Value Units in this example.

+------------------+-----------------------+
|System            |Value Units/System     |
+------------------+-----------------------+
|MP3000 H30        |         3             |
+------------------+-----------------------+
|MR3000 H50        |         4             |
+------------------+-----------------------+
|MP3000 H70        |         6             |
+------------------+-----------------------+
|ESL Models        |         1             |
+------------------+-----------------------+

Value Units for IBM 9672 processors are based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all IBM System z systems measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the IBM System/370™, System/390®, and zSeries® Machine Exhibit, Z125-3901.

Value Unit Exhibit VUE020

                            Value
Level   Minimum    Maximum  Units/MSU
 
Base       1          3        1
Tier A     4         45        0.15
Tier B    46        175        0.08
Tier C   176        315        0.04
Tier D   316          +        0.03

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings: Value Unit


 
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The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
number     Program name         Value Unit exhibit
 
5698-A17   Tivoli Workload      VUE007
           Scheduler V8.5

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

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
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.

Current licensees

Current licensees of Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS can order the new distribution medium via MES by specifying the desired distribution medium feature number.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for 5698-xxx MSU-based System z offerings

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.

Program name: IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS V8.5
Program PID: 5698-A17
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier      Description               Pricing metric
 
S010CXL         IBM Tivoli Workload       Basic OTC, per Value Unit
                Scheduler for z/OS        Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
S010DG2                German                     3480 Tape Cartridge,
                                                  CD-ROM, and Hardcopy
                                                  Pub
 
S010DG0                English                    3480 Tape Cartridge,
                                                  CD-ROM, and Hardcopy
                                                  Pub
 
S010DG3                Spanish                    3480 Tape Cartridge,
                                                  CD-ROM, and Hardcopy
                                                  Pub

Subscription and Support PID: 5698-S51

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             Pricing metric
 
S010CSM      Workload Scheduler      Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                     No charge, decline SW S&S
                                     Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                  Distribution medium
 
S010CTM                German                    Hardcopy publication
S010CTN                English                   Hardcopy publication
S010CTR                Spanish                   Hardcopy publication
Basic machine-readable material

5698-A17 Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS V8.5

                                      Feature  Distribution
Language                              number   medium
 
English                                5802    3480 Tape Cartridge
German                                 5842    3480 Tape Cartridge
Spanish                                5852    3480 Tape Cartridge
Japanese                               5822    3480 Tape Cartridge

5698-S51 Tivoli Workload Scheduler S&S for z/OS

                                      Feature  Distribution
Language                              number   medium
 
English                                6234    Hardcopy Pub
German                                 6232    Hardcopy Pub
Spanish                                6236    Hardcopy Pub
Japanese                               6235    Hardcopy Pub

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, 3592*
  • ServerPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
  • SystemPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 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 PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

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

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

IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information form number

GC23-5626

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 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

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

No

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 pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

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

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

Program
number      Program name           Terms
 
5698-A17   IBM Tivoli Workload     z/OS-based
           Scheduler for z/OS
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, 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, 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 an eligible operating system and machine (for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64 bit) mode on a System z (or equivalent) server).

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

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

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

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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

 
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Information on charges is available at Web site

http://www.ibm.com/support

In the Electronic tools category, select the option for "Purchase/upgrade tools".

Prices are unaffected by this announcement.


 
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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 
For IBM representative: 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

DFSMS, System/370, eServer and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Tivoli, z/OS, System z, PartnerWorld, System p, System i, System x, NetView, OS/390, RACF, DB2, S/390, Passport Advantage, System/390, zSeries, SystemPac, Parallel Sysplex, z/Architecture, System z9 and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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

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

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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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