IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS , V3.1 supports CICS Transaction Server for z/OS , V4.1 and the CICS Explorer

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-269
September 1, 2009

 
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IBM® CICS® Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS® (CICS IA) V3.1 delivers important new function to help control the cost of developing new and updating existing applications, by providing new insight into application structure and relationships.

New functions in CICS IA V3.1 include:

  • Support for CICS TS V4.1
  • Support for the CICS Explorer
  • Command Flow feature
  • Enhanced Natural and ADABAS support
  • Dynamic Update of Collector Options
  • Ability to run Affinity and Dependency Collector simultaneously

The new version also introduces a wide range of other technical and operational capabilities, including requirements raised by individual customers and user communities.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).


 
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CICS IA is a productivity tool that automates discovery of runtime resource relationships within CICS applications, giving customers a comprehensive picture of how their CICS applications really work. It can be used by all who build, manage, and deploy complex mainframe CICS applications.

CICS IA V3.1 supports all new and updated resources in CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS), V4.1, enabling its users to benefit immediately from the important enhancements in the latest version of CICS TS (refer to Software Announcement 209-135, dated April 28, 2009.

CICS IA V3.1 also delivers many new capabilities to enable customers to control the cost of developing, testing, and managing CICS applications and to comply with internal IT policies.

  • Support for the CICS Explorer enables users with broader and less-specialized skills to access the power of CICS IA and delivers additional value when used in conjunction with other CICS tools.
  • The new Command Flow feature delivers unparalleled insight into the execution of CICS transactions, including Task Control Block (TCB) switches to facilitate moves to threadsafe, CICS command execution for advanced program analysis, and much more.
  • Extended Natural support includes the ability to see Natural program-to-program interactions and ADABAS usage by Natural programs.
  • Additional migration queries are provided, supporting customer upgrades for CICS TS V4.1.
  • Enhancements to the collector transaction enable the user to collect Affinity and Dependency data at the same time. It also allows the user to change certain collector options dynamically.

 
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CICS IA V3.1 runs on any S/390® or IBM eServer™ zSeries® machine on which the applicable operating system and software will run.


 
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September 4, 2009


 
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CICS IA V3.1 helps businesses meet the challenges of the current economic circumstances, increased regulation, and changing skill levels. At the same time, it positions them to take advantage of opportunities for growth in challenging economic times. The new version supports two distinct themes that relate directly to many CICS customers' business priorities and initiatives. First, by enabling IT staff with a broader mix of skill levels to perform many CICS application development, testing, and maintenance tasks, it can help to control the costs involved in building and deploying CICS applications and lead to increased return on investment. Second, by providing more insight into CICS application structure, it can reduce the risk of change-induced errors and so assist customer initiatives to comply with corporate or regulatory requirements.

Key enhancements

Support for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, V4.1:CICS IA V3.1 includes support for the following new features introduced in CICS Transaction Server V4.1:

  • The CICS IA collector exits will now run on CICS TS V4.1.
  • The following new resource types are collected by CICS IA and supported by the CICS IA plug-in for the CICS IA Explorer: Application bundle (BUNDLE, BUNDLEPART), Atom service (ATOMSERVICE, BIF DIGEST), WebSphere® MQ Connection (MQCONN, MQINI), Java™ Virtual Machine server (JVMSERVER), Event Processing (EVENT, EVENTPROCESS, CAPTURESPEC), XML parser transformation (XMLTODATA, DATATOXML), WebSphere-Addressing support (WSACONTEXT, WSAEPR), and CSD SPI (GROUP, LIST, RESOURCE).
  • The Migration queries have been extended to include CICS TS V4.1 as a target release, helping to speed the process of upgrading to the latest release of CICS by identifying programs that are most sensitive to CICS API changes.
  • CICS IA queries can help to identify suitable business event capture specifications, when event-enabling applications in CICS TS V4.1.

Customers with CICS IA 2.2 should apply the PTF associated with APAR PK87202 to enable toleration support for CICS TS V4.1.

The CICS Explorer: The CICS Explorer -- the new smart face of CICS -- is the new Eclipse-based tool for CICS, providing an intuitive, easy-to-use way of developing, operating, and managing CICS applications and systems. The stand-alone CICS IA Explorer that was shipped with CICS IA V2.2 has been replaced by a plug-in for the CICS Explorer, which not only enables its rich capability to be used within a common tool framework, but also allows it to be integrated with base CICS views and views provided by other CICS Tools like CICS Performance Analyzer (CICS PA) and CICS Configuration Manager.

Customers wishing to connect the CICS IA plug-in for the CICS Explorer to data captured by CICS IA V2.2 should apply the PTF associated with APAR PK90803.

Note: When this PTF has been applied and the associated actions performed, customers will not be able to use the stand-alone CICS IA Explorer shipped in CICS IA V2.2.

CICS IA customers can use the CICS Explorer to do the following:

  • Directly view resource relationships by region, transaction, program, and now, new in CICS IA V3.1, by Application, Web service, and for Command Flow data by test case
  • Execute over 100 supplied queries covering affinities, user exits, threadsafe, version-to-version migration, DB2®, IMS™, WebSphere MQ, and Natural
  • Use the built-in query editor to modify supplied queries to create new ones
  • Share queries more easily with other users, using the new Resource perspective
  • Compare the results of previous queries; for example, to show resource usage change before and after application change
  • Track the detailed resource inter-relationships with the "Uses" and "Used by" views; for example, to understand which programs update specific files, to facilitate file structure modification
  • For program resources, customers can link to additional data -- program properties and CSECT information
  • Query more CICS IA tables, including the CIU_CMDFLOW_DATA, CIU_NATURAL_DATA, CIU_PROGRAM_INFO, and CIU_CSECT_INFO

Integration with the CICS PA plug-in for the CICS Explorer adds a "Performance history" action to the context menu (accessed using a right mouse-click) whenever transaction names are displayed. This allows the immediate display of response time, CPU time, storage, and file performance data, which can greatly simplify and speed up the process of optimizing application performance. CICS IA also populates the context menu within CICS PA views with actions such as "Uses Resources," which gives the performance analyst direct access to the resource usage; for example, to show the programs that compose a selected transaction during threadsafe analysis. This contextual, two-way integration blurs the boundary between these two powerful tools and demonstrates that the whole can exceed the sum of the parts.

CICS IA V3.1 extends the capability provided by the CICS IA plug-in for the CICS Explorer delivered by the unsupported CICS SupportPac™ CS1N. Unlike SupportPac CS1N, the CICS Explorer plug-in delivered with CICS IA V3.1 will be fully supported by IBM service and will be enhanced on a regular basis, outside of the normal product release cycle. Customers are requested to refer to the CICS IA Web site or the CICS Explorer forum for details of available updates. Visit:

Command Flow feature:CICS IA V3.1 introduces a new feature to capture all CICS, DB2, IMS, and WebSphere MQ commands in chronological order. The user can define up to five transactions for which data will be captured. The data is written to a User Journal, which can be defined on DASD or in a Coupling Facility. The data is subsequently written to a new DB2 table, CIU_CMDFLOW_DATA. The data captured includes TCB switch information, Task IDs, and Units of Work. The user can also define a test case name. The name, start time, and end time of the capture will also be written to the User Journal and subsequently to a new DB2 table, CIU_CMDFLOW_INDEX. This table will be used by the CICS IA plug-in for the CICS Explorer to list captured test cases.

Enhanced Natural and ADABAS support:CICS IA V3.1 introduces new exits to enable the capture of Natural program calls and ADABAS calls in the Natural environment. This data is written to a new DB2 table, CIU_NATURAL_DATA. This capability gives users new insight into the structure of Natural programs by extending the support introduced in CICS IA V2.2, which showed the CICS resources used by a Natural transaction. This new release will now also show the internal call structure of Natural applications and provide details of the ADABAS calls issued by them such as command code, database identifier, and file number.

DB2 batch jobs: In CICS IA V3.1, the DB2 batch jobs for the dependency and command flow data use LOAD and UNLOAD utilities for better performance.

Support for CSV files:CICS IA V3.1 provides sample jobs to unload the dependency and command flow data to CSV files rather than to DB2 on z/OS. These files can be sent by FTP to other platforms for use with Universal DB2 or spreadsheets.

Enhanced configuration: The configuration step in CICS IA V3.1 has been enhanced to include more configurable options and to store multiple configurations. You can customize CICS IA V3.1 for more than one configuration of CICS TS versions and DB2 versions.

Improved installation: The installation routines have been modified to separate out the DB2 batch and DB2 CICS definitions. Also, the CICS resource definitions have been updated to remove the dependency on CICS TS level.

The CINQ transaction: In CICS IA V3.1, the CINQ transaction has been removed and is replaced by the CICS IA plug-in for the CICS Explorer.

Information about how CICS IA affects system performance: A new section describing how using CICS IA affects performance has been added to the user guide associated with collecting interdependency and Affinity data.

Ability to recognize EGL programs:CICS IA V3.1 can now capture and view EGL segments in the scanned load modules.

Time stamps: In Version 3.1, time stamps in CICS IA trace records are reflected in the local time format.

Affinity and Dependency issues:CICS IA V3.1 makes it possible to capture both Dependency data and Affinity data at the same time.

Dynamic updating options: You can update the CICS IA V3.1 monitoring options in the VSAM files and then dynamically update the collector runtime options without restarting.

API and SPI commands:CICS IA V3.1 provides an expanded range of API and SPI commands that are supported by the runtime collector. These commands are written to the DB2 table CIU_CICS_DATA.

Logging the Collector option values: In this version, every time the Collector is started or collection options are dynamically changed, a corresponding information message containing issued CINT command, APPLID, and USERID is displayed; and the Collector option values are written to the CINT log.

New and updated function delivered by PTF since CICS IA V2.2

New features introduced by APAR:

  • PK57814: Provides support for capturing a Web service call when CICS is the provider. It also captures data for the following CICS API commands: FREEMAIN/GETMAIN STORAGE, POP/PUSH HANDLE, and SYNCPOINT/SYNCPOINT ROLLBACK.
  • PK69265: Provides support for native IMS calls: CBLTDLI, ASMTDLI, and PLITDLI.
  • PK71606: Provides support for Queue Manager name during MQOPEN and MQPUT1 calls.
  • PK73193: Enables the capability to provide a prefix for TSQUEUE resource names. This significantly reduces the amount of TSQUEUE data collected when the TSQUEUE resource name contains this prefix concatenated with a counter.

Customer and user group requirements satisfied in CICS IA V3.1

MR1001074541: Collect information on CALL CBLTDLI USING commands

MR0424067054: IA TOD clock problem

MR0411073750: CIUCNFG1 needs to allow for customization of the DB2 proclib and the local llq for the SDSNLOAD dataset

MR0223063443: Add UDB support for DB2 distributed platforms

MR06250764: Ability to dynamically update configuration changes

MR040707308: Additional option on the Time and Date panel

MR040707419: Collect Affinity and Dependency at the same time

MR0527081832 and MR0527082514: Remove all definitions for CICS IA V2.1 client

MR0624084919: MQ remote queue name/channel needed

MR0916086824: Improvements to DB2 Load jobs

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

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Suitability for use by people with hearing impairment
  • Capability to use with screen readers and magnifiers for those with visual impairment

Softcopy documentation for the product is provided in PDF format. This documentation supports optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings, and may be operated by the keyboard alone.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

CICS IA V3.1 is capable as of September 4, 2009, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible 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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An increasingly competitive economic environment is driving many businesses to transform their existing CICS applications using service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web 2.0 strategies. The same pressures also force IT managers, CICS system programmers, and application developers to develop applications and operate systems at peak level while maintaining service-level commitments and meeting regulatory and corporate governance requirements.

Such businesses need tools to help them avoid outages and reduce downtime, while controlling costs and complying with standards. CICS IA is the key tool for informing day-to-day IT service management, but the information provided can become truly indispensable at times of major change. For example, your system architect can use CICS IA to understand the disposition and dependencies of key applications before relocating them within a network. Within CICS, where distributed processing and workload balancing have been common for decades, relationships between transactions, programs, files, regions, databases, and WebSphere MQ queues can be complex and difficult to predict. CICS IA can gather and present both current and historical data for decision making.

CISC IA can provide data for the following critical business situations:

  • A major business reengineering project, under which the entire system topology may change. To plan such a project, you need to understand cross-application and cross-system dependencies.
  • An SOA project to identify applications whose value can be extended by exposing them as Web services.
  • A project to ensure compliance with legal obligations: This may involve uncovering and documenting privileges conferred on users by applications for which documentation has been lost.
  • Mergers and acquisitions projects, in which inherited systems and applications need to be understood so that they can be integrated effectively.
  • Service-provider activities: Effectively a special case of a merger/acquisition, this involves understanding the outsourced systems and applications before planning how best to support them.
  • A project to optimize resource use using Enterprise Workload Manager™: CICS IA can help to analyze business applications to determine how best to split them to exploit workload balancing.

CICS IA provides comprehensive information about runtime resource relationships within your CICS systems. When documentation is lost or incomplete, or source code is unavailable, CICS IA automates the collection of runtime, cross-CICS resource interdependency data, including CICS calls to DB2, IMS, and WebSphere MQ. It provides a plug-in to the CICS Explorer to help you navigate and explore your applications relationships, helping you plan daily operations or to inform reengineering projects.

Resource relationship analysis provided by CICS IA can help your developers understand resource usage within CICS applications. This information can help you use CICS resources more efficiently, improve performance, reduce cost of application maintenance, or reduce problem resolution time.

In addition to providing quality information for improved application reuse, CICS IA helps you understand the value of your current CICS assets and analyze the potential for improved application design. CICS IA helps solve a number of problems associated with application maintenance and enhancement. For example, it helps you:

  • Understand cross-system applications and dependencies
  • Know the resource topology within a particular CICS region
  • Enable easier CICS version-to-version upgrades, including migrations to CICS TS V4.1
  • Support application transformation and CICS-based SOA implementations
  • Run comparisons on discovered data
  • Identify the resource flow; for example, following a transaction abend
  • Decompose transactions to programs and highlight TCB switches, supporting threadsafe analysis
  • Analyze resource relationships when planning for dynamic workload balancing with CICSPlex® SM
  • Understand the effect of opening and closing files
  • Know the last time a particular resource was used
  • Improve CICS application and data availability
  • Comply with corporate standards and regulations

For a complete system inventory solution, CICS IA should be used with WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer to provide application understanding and component details. WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer assists your IT personnel with maintenance and extension of existing assets through impact analysis and application understanding. CICS IA helps you modernize your existing enterprise assets and skills by providing knowledge about their static environments (finding and reusing application code and the connecting components), and their dynamic environments (understanding what code is executing in runtime environments). You can launch WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer with an on-screen button while working with the CICS IA plug-in for the CICS Explorer, making it easier to explore your solution environments.

CICS IA is a member of the CICS tools family and part of the System z Enterprise tools portfolio supporting the CICS environment. It can help improve collaboration between the various roles involved in making and tracking changes, enabling tighter and more transparent control over CICS administration, both of which are critical for smooth operation of CICS. It can also help speed up the overall end-to-end development effort for new applications.

For more details of the CICS tools family, visit

http://ibm.com/cics/tools/

This high functionality and flexibility, as well as commitment to support the latest release of CICS TS, make CICS IA an outstanding solution for CICS configuration management. CICS IA is competitively priced and can help improve the productivity of CICS developers and administrators. This productivity improvement is achievable due to high functionality and scope of CICS IA.

CICS IA is available for trial download and use for 60 days. To obtain a copy, visit

http://ibm.com/software/os/zseries/trials/cicstools

Integration with CICS Explorer

CICS Explorer provides an integration point for development, management, and operational capabilities delivered by the CICS runtime and add-on tools. Some examples of integration are shown below. Others will be developed and delivered by PTF and SupportPac. Customer suggestions for future integration are invited.

The stand-alone CICS IA Explorer that was shipped with CICS IA V2.2 has been replaced by a plug-in for the CICS Explorer, which not only enables its rich capability to be used within a common tool framework, but also allows it to be integrated with base CICS views and views provided by other CICS tools such as CICS Performance Analyzer (CICS PA) and CICS Configuration Manager (CICS CM).

Customers with both CICS IA and CICS PA can link seamlessly and in context between CICS IA and CICS PA views. For example, an administrator can link from a CICS PA view showing TCB switches by transaction to a CICS IA view that shows the programs that are invoked as part of the transaction.

An increasingly competitive economic environment is driving many businesses to transform their existing CICS applications using SOA and Web 2.0 strategies. The same pressures also force IT managers, CICS system programmers, and application developers to develop applications and operate systems at peak level while maintaining service-level commitments and meeting regulatory and corporate governance requirements.

Such businesses need tools to help them avoid outages and reduce downtime, while controlling costs and complying with standards. CICS IA is the key tool for informing day-to-day IT service management, but the information provided can become truly indispensable at times of major change. For example, your system architect can use CICS IA to understand the disposition and dependencies of key applications before relocating them within a network. Within CICS, where distributed processing and workload balancing have been common for decades, relationships between transactions, programs, files, regions, databases, and WebSphere MQ queues can be complex and difficult to predict. CICS IA can gather and present both current and historical data for decision making.

CISC IA can provide data for the following critical business situations:

  • A major business reengineering project, under which the entire system topology may change. To plan such a project, you need to understand cross-application and cross-system dependencies.
  • An SOA project to identify applications whose value can be extended by exposing them as Web services.
  • A project to ensure compliance with legal obligations: This may involve uncovering and documenting privileges conferred on users by applications for which documentation has been lost.
  • Mergers and acquisitions projects, in which inherited systems and applications need to be understood so that they can be integrated effectively.
  • Service-provider activities: Effectively a special case of a merger/acquisition, this involves understanding the outsourced systems and applications before planning how best to support them.
  • A project to optimize resource use using Enterprise Workload Manager: CICS IA can help to analyze business applications to determine how best to split them to exploit workload balancing.

CICS IA provides comprehensive information about runtime resource relationships within your CICS systems. When documentation is lost or incomplete, or source code is unavailable, CICS IA automates the collection of runtime, cross-CICS resource interdependency data, including CICS calls to DB2, IMS, and WebSphere MQ. It provides a plug-in to the CICS Explorer to help you navigate and explore your applications relationships, helping you plan daily operations or to inform reengineering projects.

Resource relationship analysis provided by CICS IA can help your developers understand resource usage within CICS applications. This information can help you use CICS resources more efficiently, improve performance, reduce cost of application maintenance, or reduce problem resolution time.

In addition to providing quality information for improved application reuse, CIC helps you understand the value of your current CICS assets and analyze the potential for improved application design. CICS IA helps solve a number of problems associated with application maintenance and enhancement. For example, it helps you:

  • Understand cross-system applications and dependencies
  • Know the resource topology within a particular CICS region
  • Enable easier CICS version-to-version upgrades, including migrations to CICS TS V4.1
  • Support application transformation and CICS-based SOA implementations
  • Run comparisons on discovered data
  • Identify the resource flow; for example, following a transaction abend
  • Decompose transactions to programs and highlight TCB switches, supporting threadsafe analysis
  • Analyze resource relationships when planning for dynamic workload balancing with CICSPlex SM
  • Understand the effect of opening and closing files
  • Know the last time a particular resource was used
  • Improve CICS application and data availability
  • Comply with corporate standards and regulations

For a complete system inventory solution, CICS IA should be used with WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer to provide application understanding and component details. WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer assists your IT personnel with maintenance and extension of existing assets through impact analysis and application understanding. CICS IA helps you modernize your existing enterprise assets and skills by providing knowledge about their static environments (finding and reusing application code and the connecting components), and their dynamic environments (understanding what code is executing in runtime environments). You can launch WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer with an on-screen button while working with the CICS IA plug-in for the CICS Explorer, making it easier to explore your solution environments.

CICS IA is a member of the CICS tools family and part of the System z Enterprise tools portfolio supporting the CICS environment. It can help improve collaboration between the various roles involved in making and tracking changes, enabling tighter and more transparent control over CICS administration, both of which are critical for smooth operation of CICS. It can also help speed up the overall end-to-end development effort for new applications.

For more details of the CICS tools family, visit

http://ibm.com/cics/tools/

This high functionality and flexibility, as well as commitment to support the latest release of CICS TS, make CICS IA an outstanding solution for CICS configuration management. CICS IA is competitively priced and can help improve the productivity of CICS developers and administrators. This productivity improvement is achievable due to high functionality and scope of CICS IA.

CICS IA is available for trial download and use for 60 days. To obtain a copy, visit

http://ibm.com/software/os/zseries/trials/cicstools

Integration with CICS Explorer

CICS Explorer provides an integration point for development, management, and operational capabilities delivered by the CICS runtime and add-on tools. Some examples of integration are shown below. Others will be developed and delivered by PTF and SupportPac. Customer suggestions for future integration are invited.

The stand-alone CICS IA Explorer that was shipped with CICS IA V2.2 has been replaced by a plug-in for the CICS Explorer, which not only enables its rich capability to be used within a common tool framework, but also allows it to be integrated with base CICS views and views provided by other CICS tools such as CICS Performance Analyzer (CICS PA) and CICS Configuration Manager (CICS CM).

Customers with both CICS IA and CICS PA can link seamlessly and in context between CICS IA and CICS PA views. For example, an administrator can link from a CICS PA view showing TCB switches by transaction to a CICS IA view that shows the programs that are invoked as part of the transaction.


 
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5655-U86       3.1.0   CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS
 

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5655-U86            5655-G77

 
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The following publications are provided:

         Title                                               Order number
 
CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V3.1
  User's Guide and Reference                                 SC34-6992
 
CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V3.1
 - Program Directory                                         GI13-0539

The User's Guide and Reference is provided only in PDF softcopy format. The Program Directory is delivered in hardcopy and is also available in PDF softcopy format. These documents in PDF format are available for download, free of charge, from the IBM Publications Center

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Hardware requirements

CICS IA V3.1 runs on any S/390 or IBM eServer zSeries machine on which the applicable operating system and software will run.

The CICS Explorer is supported on the following platforms:

  • Microsoft® Windows® platforms:
    • Windows XP Professional SP2
    • Windows Vista Business, Ultimate
    • Windows 2003 Standard SP1, Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Standard SP1, Enterprise
  • Linux® platforms:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0
  • For all platforms above:
    • Only 32-bit platforms supported
    • Only x86 machines supported
Software requirements

CICS IA V3.1 is designed to be used with CICS TS V4.1 (5655-S97), where it supports fully the new function of the latest version of CICS TS. CICS IA V3.1 can also be used with CICS TS V3 (5655-M15).

CICS IA V3.1 will run with any supported level of operating system with which the applicable CICS TS runs.

CICS IA V3.1 requires System Modification Program/Extended (SMP/E) of the supported z/OS or OS/390® system (5655-G44) for installation and maintenance. It operates with the following CICS configurations:

  • CICS TS V4.1 (5655-S97)
  • CICS TS V3.1 and CICS TS V3.2 (5655-M15)

CICS IA V3.1 requires access to DB2 Universal Database™ Server for OS/390 and z/OS, V7.1 (5675-DB2), or later.

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

Packaging

CICS IA V3.1 is shipped via CBPDO or other customized offerings, on 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge.

Also shipped are:

  • CICS Tools Trial Flyer (GI13-0538)
  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA) booklet (Z125-3301)
  • License Information booklet (GC34-7049)
  • Program Directory in hardcopy (GI13-0539)

Security, auditability, and control

CICS IA V3.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system under which it is running. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


 
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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

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

 
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Program name                                  PID number   Charge metric
 
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS
  V3.1                                        5655-U86     Per Value Unit
 
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS
  - Software Subscription and Support         5655-G77     Per Value Unit

VU Value Unit

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

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

Program
number     Program name             Value Unit exhibit
 
5655-U86   CICS Interdependency     VUE007
           Analyzer for z/OS V3.1

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
Basic license

On/Off CoD

CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS, V3.1 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name  CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V3.1
Program PID   5655-U86
 
Entitlement                                 License option/
identifier      Description                 Pricing metric
 
S015H3X         CICS Interdependency        Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Analyzer for z/OS V3.1
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       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

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: CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V3.1
Program PID:  5655-U86
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric
 
S015H3X      CICS Interdependency Analyzer   Basic OTC, Value Units
              for z/OS V3.1
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
S015H3N                English                    3480 tape
  
Note: additional media type selections (3480 compressed, 3490E, 3590,
3592) are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-G77
 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier   Description                 Pricing metric
 
 S00W1MW     CICS Interdependency        Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
              Analyzer for z/OS          No charge, decline SW S&S
             Subscription and Support    Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
 S00W1N1               English                    Hardcopy pub
 

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390 and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Single version charging

To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, 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, 35921
  • ServerPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
  • SystemPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
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3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

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

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

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

 
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The 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

CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS, V3.1

  • License L-APIG-7TABKH
  • Form number GC34-7049

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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes

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                                                     Parents,
n umber     Program name             Terms                  if applicable
 
5655-U86   CICS Interdependency      Reference-based        5655-147
            Analyzer for z/OS V3.1                          5697-E93
                                                            5655-M15
                                                            5655-S97
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.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.

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.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The System/370™, System/390®, and System z Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901), or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits Web site

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

For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 204-184, dated August 10, 2004.

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  • That meets the criteria defined in Hardware Announcement 198-001, dated January 13, 1998
  • Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the Sysplex
Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390 operating system must be migrated to the z/OS (or z/OS.e) operating systems
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating (or z/OS.e) systems must be running in z/Architecture® (64-bit) mode

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing Web site

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for IBM eServer System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and eServer zSeries Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

IBM Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing for z/OS IPLA Software applies.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

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

On/Off CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand - Software (Z125-6611) must be signed prior to use.


 
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Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V3.1
Program PID:  5655-U86
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric
 
 S015H3X     CICS Interdependency Analyzer   Basic OTC, Value Units
              for z/OS V3.1
 
 S015H3X     CICS Interdependency Analyzer   Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
              for z/OS V3.1
 
 
 
Subscription and Support PID:  5655-G77
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric
 
 S00W1MW     CICS Interdependency         Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              Analyzer for z/OS           No charge, decline SW S&S
              Subscription and Support    Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 

IBM Global Financing

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

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.


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

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

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
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: LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

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