IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.5 enables Solution Manager Certification and includes Computing Center Management System alert mechanisms

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-192
June 23, 2009

 
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Key features of IBM® Tivoli® Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.5:

  • Computing Center Monitoring System (CCMS) event sensing
  • Job Throttling feature to enhance the throughput of SAP servers
  • CCMS alerting
  • Solution Manager certification
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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications extends the service-driven workload automation capabilities of IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) to z/OS® and other environments, such as SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft enterprise resource planning (ERP) application systems.

New in IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.5

Tivoli Workload Scheduler events from SAP Computing Center Monitoring System (CCMS) alerts

This feature defines event rules based on the CCMS alerts. This feature provides the integration from SAP CCMS and, therefore, the Business Monitoring of SAP Solution Manager to TWS. TWS for Applications V8.5 will provide the possibility to define TWS event rules based on the CCMS alerts. This allows integrating CCMS alerts in the TWS Event Management Infrastructure. (This feature is available in TWS distributed environments only.)

SAP Job Throttling

This feature manages the intercepted SAP jobs produced on the server and releases them to optimize the load of the SAP work processes. Through this optimization, the risk of performance degradation due to a large queue on the SAP work processes can be reducted or eliminated. SAP Job Throttling is generally available both for Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Application distributed and end-to-end solutions.

Solution Manager Certification

Solution Manager Certification requires that a product registers itself in the SAP System Landscape Directory (SLD) as a product along with its software components. Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications provides an additional installation and post-installation step to register itself. This function is generally available both for Tivoli Workload Scheduler distributed and end-to-end solutions.

Solution Manager integration

The integration feature provides the ability to send data about the job throttling component activities to the SAP CCMS architecture. This enables the job throttling to be included in SAP Solution Manager Business Management, which is based on the CCMS.

Installation enhancements

  • Can read and update the new Tivoli Workload Automation registry file
  • Adopts the same look and feel as the other Tivoli Workload Scheduler products such as:
    • Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.5
    • Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console V8.5
  • Adopts and enables the common launchpad for the Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications family
  • Helps assist the user by providing customized files with XA Workstation definition ready to be deployed

Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 media pack will be withdrawn effective on August 14, 2009.


 
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  • Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.5 prerequisites
  • Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3, or later

Note: To define event rules based on SAP R/3 events with Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.5, the master domain manager must have Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.4 fix pack 1, or later, installed.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications 8.5 interacts with the following:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite
  • PeopleSoft
  • SAP R/3
  • z/OS

 
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  • June 24, 2009: Electronic
  • July 17, 2009: Media

 
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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.5 delivers:

  • Policy-based event monitoring and filtering
  • Use of Computing Center Management System (CCMS) SAP alerts as event monitoring triggers, in addition to SAP basis events and IDocs.
  • Unsurpassed scalability and load throughput optimization, thanks to the Job Throttler function.
  • Solution Manager Certification.

This helps enterprises dynamically react according to business events and desired service levels, opening new and more dynamic scenarios for the delivery of enterprise services. Delivery of batch services can be made more dynamic and much stronger integration can exist between batch and online (transactional) services. Event-based workload automation also provides flexible alerting for operators, administrators, and managers for real-time user notification.

Other potential benefits of the event-based workload automation function delivered by Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.5, when used in conjunction with Workload Scheduler, include:

  • Capability for the production and use of alternate plans
  • Submission of SAP workloads through dedicated panels
  • Improved usability of the panels and flows of the Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console (Web-based interface)

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.5 is capable, when used in accordance with IBM's associated 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.


 
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5698-WSE  8.5  IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications 

 
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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

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Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

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The following hardcopy publication is shipped with the basic machine-readable material.

                                                   Form
Title                                              number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications     GC32-1538
V8.5: Quick Start Guide

The publication listed below can be downloaded in English from the following Web site after the general availability date. Translated copies in selected languages will be available within 60 days of the general availability date.

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/tivoli/library/
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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications     SC32-1278
V8.5: User's Guide

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.5 runs on hardware platforms that support the operating systems listed in the Software requirements section.

Software requirements
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|                 |               Access method                     |
|                 |--------------------------------------------------
|                 |         |z/OS        |   |          |Oracle     |
|                 |z/OS     |(transaction|SAP|          |eBusiness  |
|Operating system |(gateway)|server)     |R/3|PeopleSoft|suite      |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|Sun Solaris      |         |      x     | x |     x    |     x     |
|operating        |         |            |   |          |           |
|environment 9, 10|         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|Sun Solaris      |         |      x     | x |          |     x     |
|operating        |         |            |   |          |           |
|environment      |         |            |   |          |           |
|for opteron 10   |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|HP-UX 11i V2, 11i|         |      x     | x |     x    |     x     |
|V3 for PA-RISC   |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|HP-UX 11i V2, 11i|         |      x     | x |     x    |     x     |
|V3 for Integrity |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|Microsoft Windows|         |      x     | x |     x    |           |
|2003: Datacenter,|         |            |   |          |           |
|Enterprise,      |         |            |   |          |           |
|Standard Edition |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|Microsoft Windows|         |      x     | x |     x    |           |
|2003: Itanium® 64|         |            |   |          |           |
|Enterprise       |         |            |   |          |           |
|(supported in    |         |            |   |          |           |
|tolerance mode   |         |            |   |          |           |
|32 bit)          |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|Microsoft Windows|         |      x     | x |     x    |           |
|2003: Enterprise |         |            |   |          |           |
|AMD64            |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|Microsoft Windows|         |      x     | x |     x    |           |
|2008: Standard   |         |            |   |          |           |
|Edition (32 bit, |         |            |   |          |           |
|and 64 bit)      |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|Microsoft Windows|         |      x     | x |     x    |           |
|XP Professional, |         |            |   |          |           |
|with SP2         |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|Microsoft Windows|         |      x     | x |     x    |           |
|Vista            |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|IBM OS/390® V2.10|    x    |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|IBM z/OS V1.8,   |    x    |            |   |          |           |
| or later        |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|IBM AIX® versions|         |      x     | x |     x    |     x     |
|5.2, 5.3, 5.4,   |         |            |   |          |           |
|6.1              |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|Red Hat          |         |      x     | x |     x    |     x     |
|Enterprise Linux®|         |            |   |          |           |
|(RHEL) Advanced  |         |            |   |          |           |
|Server 4.0, 5.0  |         |            |   |          |           |
|32 bit and       |         |            |   |          |           |
|64 bit)          |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|Red Hat          |         |            |   |          |           |
|Enterprise Linux |         |            |   |          |           |
|RHEL Advanced    |         |      x     | x |          |           |
|Server 4.0, 5.0  |         |            |   |          |           |
|System z 64 bit  |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|SUSE Linux       |         |      x     | x |     x    |     x     |
|Enterprise Server|         |            |   |          |           |
|(SLES) 9         |         |            |   |          |           |
|System x         |         |            |   |          |           |
|32 bit and 64 bit|         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|SUSE Linux       |         |      x     | x |     x    |           |
|Enterprise Server|         |            |   |          |           |
|(SLES) 10        |         |            |   |          |           |
|32 bit and 64 bit|         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|Red Hat          |         |      x     | x |          |           |
|Enterprise Linux |         |            |   |          |           |
|Advanced Server  |         |            |   |          |           |
|System z         |         |            |   |          |           |
|4.0, 5.0         |         |            |   |          |           |
|-----------------|---------|------------|---|----------|-----------|
|SLES 9, 10       |         |      x     | x |          |           |
|(System z®)      |         |            |   |          |           |
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For more information, refer to the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.5 User's Guide.

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.

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IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.5 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • CD-ROM
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.5 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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Tivoli software products are priced using Tivoli's Enhanced Value-Based Pricing. The Enhanced Value-Based Pricing system is based upon the 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 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 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 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 core of the server managed by the 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 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 the customer's 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 Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) engines.

Enterprise

An Enterprise is a person or single entity and the subsidiaries owned by more than 50 percent.

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 or applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications that 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 S/390® traditional 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, is supported by the IBM S/390 IFL.

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

Managed processor core charges are based on the active processor cores on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processor cores that require Proofs of Entitlement (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 1 or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processor (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
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MSU

Millions of Service Units (MSU) is defined as millions of CPU service units per hour; 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, go to

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

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 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 licenses 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 a specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. Customers must obtain a PoE for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for their 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 processor cores 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

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A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at

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

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at

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Passport Advantage

Through the Passport Advantage Agreement, you may receive discounted pricing based on their total volume of eligible products, across all IBM brands, acquired worldwide. The volume is measured by determining the total Passport Advantage points value of the applicable acquisitions. Passport Advantage points are only used for calculating the Entitled Passport Advantage discount.

To determine the required IBM Tivoli product configuration under Passport Advantage, the IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing Model applies. The customer's environment is evaluated on a per-product basis.

Use the following two-step process to determine the total Passport Advantage points value:

  • Analyze your environment to determine the number of charge units for a product. The quantity of each product's part numbers to be ordered is determine by that analysis.
  • Order the Passport Advantage part numbers. A Passport Advantage point value, which is the same worldwide for a specific part number regardless of where the order is placed, is assigned to each IBM Tivoli product part number. The Passport Advantage point value for the applicable part number, multiplied by the quantity for that part number, will determine the Passport Advantage points for that IBM Tivoli product part number. The sum of these Passport Advantage points determines the Passport Advantage point value of the applicable IBM Tivoli product authorizations which then may be aggregated with the point value of other applicable Passport Advantage product acquisitions to determine the total Passport Advantage points value.

The discounted pricing available through Passport Advantage is expressed in the form of Suggested Volume Prices (SVPs), which vary depending on the SVP level. Each SVP level is assigned a minimum total Passport Advantage point value, which must be achieved, in order to qualify for that SVP level.

Media packs and documentation packs do not carry Passport Advantage points and are not eligible for SVP discounting.

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The following Passport Advantage part number categories may be orderable:

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Distributed pricing examples

The following examples are provided to illustrate your licensing requirements.

References to processor-based licensing do not represent the actual number of entitlements required. Entitlement requirements are Value Unit based, with the exception of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. Processors referenced in these examples represent the designated measurement on which the required number of Value Unit entitlements will be calculated. The number of Value Units required per processor will depend on the processor type. For more information, refer to the Value Unit definition in IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required per processor, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

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References to all other non-processor-based metrics do represent the actual number of entitlements required, unless other designated measurements are referenced or unless otherwise specified.

Pricing examples for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler

The following customer network applies to all of the examples to enable the reader to see where products tend to manage something less than the entire environment. The customers environment includes:

Distributed servers:

  • Twenty uniprocessor cores
  • Sixty Five 2-way servers
  • Twelve 4-way servers
  • One 8-way server
  • One 12-way server with two virtual or logical partitions
  • One 14-way server
  • One 16-way Sun Ultra server with two 8-way physical partitions (only one of which is managed by Tivoli applications) One 24-way server

Others:

  • One z800 server with two uniprocessor core IFLs running Linux
  • One 1,500 MSU System z server
  • Five hundred workstations and 1,000 laptops (1,500 clients)
  • One hundred network nodes

The customer desires to schedule work on its 14-way distributed server and its 24-way distributed server. Thus, the customer must obtain Processor Value Unit entitlements associated with the following number of processor cores, for its distributed environment:

                              Quantity in customer     Processor cores
Systems managed               environment              to be licensed
 
14-way                        1                        14
24-way                        1                        24
Total processor cores
to be licensed                                         38

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications The customer desires to schedule work on its 14-way distributed server and its 24-way distributed server. The servers include 1 instance of Oracle (on the 14-way distributed server), one of SAP (on the 24-way distributed server), and 1 custom mainframe application (on the 14-way System z server). Thus, the customer must obtain Processor Value Unit entitlements associated with the following number of processor cores

                             Quantity in customer     Processor cores
Systems managed              environment              to be licensed
 
14-way                        1                       14
24-way                        1                       24
14-way                        1                       14
Total processor cores
to be licensed                                        52

Notes:

  • IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications requires licensing for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler. For the purpose of licensing IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications, licensing for IBM Workload Scheduler is per-processor core based on the server on which the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications product is installed. There is no longer a 1:1 licensing requirement for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications and for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler.
  • Licensing for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications is per-processor core on the server where the application is scheduled.
  • For Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) scheduling, entitlements are required for all of the ERP servers, applications, and databases.

 
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Product group: Provisioning and Optimization
 
Product Identifier Description: IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for
                                Applications (5698-WSE)
Product category: Tivoli Workload Scheduling

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.

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Media pack withdrawal

Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 media pack will be withdrawn effective on August 14, 2009.

Media pack description                             Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications     BJ0H5ML
for Multiplatforms Version 8.3 Multilingual
CD ROM 56 Bit Encryption Media Pack

Media pack replacement

Media pack description                             Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Apps V8.4.0      BJ0LDML
CD MP ML

Current licensees

Current licensees, with support in effect, will receive instructions on how to order this update.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for Passport Advantage

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, which can simplify management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases will initially include twelve full months of Software Maintenance. Software Maintenance in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all Software Maintenance will renew at the common anniversary date for twelve full months of maintenance.

Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Support Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Maintenance.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per required number of Processor Value Units. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

To order a media pack for Passport Advantage, specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:

Description                                            Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications         BJ0SWML
V8.5.0 Media Pack Multiplatform, Multilingual

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.5 is also available, via Web download, from Passport Advantage.


 
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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.

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

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

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

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. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. 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

L-SCAE-7P8KCX

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).

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

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

Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of processor Value Units licensed.

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

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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

Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.


 
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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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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM representative or your 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 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
 
For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.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.

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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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