IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS , V2.6 supports IMS V11 for improved system management

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-293
October 6, 2009

 
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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
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IBM® IMS™ Workload Router for z/OS®, V2.6 supports IMS V11, in addition to IMS V9 and V10, IBM's premier transaction and database manager for critical online applications.

  • Addresses the demands of today's evolving On Demand Business marketplace in database and transaction processing by delivering the integrity, capability, and performance that you expect from IBM.
  • Assists you with On Demand Business enablement, growth, availability, and systems management that the newer environments and cost measures require.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).

Reference: LE001


 
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Overview
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IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.6 (5697-B87) supports IMS V11, in addition to IMS V9 and IMS V10, helping you improve the management of this new system environment. IMS V8 is no longer supported.

IMS V11 provides industry-leading capabilities to address your On Demand Business needs through enhanced integration, openness, manageability, and scalability. It includes many features and improvements that, along with the System z® platform, will help you address your IT and enterprise data center cost challenges, efficiency, resilience, and flexibility needs.

IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.6 works with the IMS Transaction Manager to route or balance the IMS transaction workload across multiple IMS systems in a sysplex or nonsysplex environment and manage the routing and execution of IMS transaction workloads. It provides flexibility in the way that the workload is routed and allows routing to be changed dynamically. Because IMS Workload Router is integrated with the IMS Transaction Manager software, it provides workload balancing that is transparent to end users and IMS applications.

IMS Workload Router is adaptable to a wide variety of IMS configurations because it supports a configuration of one or more router systems coupled with one or more server systems. It can help save you time and effort when designing and coding the many Multiple Systems Coupling user exits that are necessary to achieve the workload balancing that IMS Workload Router provides. To view a complete list of the IMS tools, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2imstools

 
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Key prerequisites
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Prerequisites are listed in the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.


 
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Planned availability date
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October 30, 2009


 
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Description
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IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.6 (5697-B87) supports IMS V11, in addition to IMS V9 and IMS V10, helping you improve the management of this new system environment. IMS V8 is no longer supported.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=209-293

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The products in this announcement are capable as of their general availability, 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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Hardware and software support services
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SmoothStart/installation services

IBM SmoothStart™ and Installation Services are not provided.


 
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Reference information
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Refer to Software Announcement 209-302, dated October 02, 2009.


 
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Program           Program
number    VRM     name
 
5697-B87  260     IMS Workload Router for z/OS

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.6 will operate on any S/390® hardware configuration that supports the required versions of IMS.

Software requirements

Mandatory installation requirements and operating system

IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.6 requires z/OS V1.9 (5694-A01), or later, and one of the following IMS versions:

  • IMS V9 (5655-J38)
  • IMS V10 (5635-A01)
  • IMS V11 (5635-A02)

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host 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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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., Canada, 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

Current licensees

Current licensees of IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.5 must order this release via MES. Ordering instructions are scheduled to be mailed from IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment to all current licensees by November 13, 2009. When IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.6 is available, IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.5 will no longer be available.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Registered customers can access IBMLink™ for ordering information and charges.

Shipment will not occur before the planned availability date.

Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

  • Orders entered after the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date for the week following order entry.
  • Orders entered with a scheduled date before the planned availability date will be shipped IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.5.
  • Orders entered with a scheduled ship date after planned availability will be shipped IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.6. Unless a later date is specified, an order is scheduled for the week following order entry.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

  • Orders that ship before the planned availability will receive IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.5.
  • Orders that ship after the planned availability date will receive IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.6.

New users of IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS should specify: Type: 5697, Model: B87

Basic machine-readable material

The following orderable supply has been withdrawn.

Orderable
supply ID: Language   Distribution medium  Description
 
S00X5TX    US English 3480 Tape Cartridge  IMS WLR V2.5 for IMS V8

The remaining supply information follows:

Orderable
supply ID: Language   Distribution medium  Description
 
S015M7D    US English 3480 Tape Cartridge  IMS WLR V2.6 for IMS V11
S0146CF    US English 3480 Tape Cartridge  IMS WLR V2.6 for IMS V10
S010V2M    US English 3480 Tape Cartridge  IMS WLR V2.6 for IMS V9 
Customization options

Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

Initial shipments
                                                        Feature
Description                                             number
 
Serial Number Only                                      3444
(suppresses shipment of media and documentation)
 
Initial/MES Ship Media Only                             3470
(suppresses initial shipment of documentation)
 
Initial/MES Ship Publications Only                      3471
(suppresses initial shipment of media)
 
Electronic Software Delivery via the Internet           3451 
 
Update shipments
                                                        Feature
Description                                             number
 
Automatic/PRF Ship Media Only                           3480
(suppresses update shipment of documentation)
 
Automatic/PRF Ship Publications Only                    3481
(suppresses update shipment of media)
 
Ship No Updates                                         3482
(suppresses update shipment of media and
documentation)
 
Expedite shipments
                                                        Feature
Description                                             number
 
Expedite fee charged to branch office                   3445
(for IBM use only)
 
Expedite fee charged to customer - US only              3446
($30 charge for each product) 

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Publications

A Licensed Program Specifications and Program Directory are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

                                         Order
Title                                    number
 
IMS Workload Router for z/OS
  - Licensed Program Specifications      GC26-8946
  - Program Directory                    GI10-9897

The following publications are available on the Web at

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2imstools/details
                                       Order
Title                                  number
 
IMS Workload Router for z/OS
  User's Guide                         SC19-2523

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

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

Media type for this software product is chosen during the customized offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

  • CBPDOs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
  • ServerPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
  • SystemPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*

*3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

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

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

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

 
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Terms and conditions
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The terms for IMS Workload Router as previously announced in Software Announcement 207-250, dated October 15, 2007, entitled IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.5 (5697-B87) supports IMS V10 for improved system management licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.

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Prices
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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Charges did not change with this release of IMS Workload Router for z/OS. Therefore, they are not included in this announcement.

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. For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

 
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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: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

IMS, SmoothStart and IBMLink are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, z/OS, System z, S/390, SystemPac and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

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