IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1 offers improved data collection, reporting, and performance

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-301
October 6, 2009

 
 ENUS209-301.PDF (138KB)

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IBM® Tivoli® Decision Support for z/OS® V1.8.1 is designed to help you understand your performance challenges by collecting raw systems metrics data, consolidating them in a DB2® z/OS repository, providing tools to help you improve operational planning, cost management, responsiveness, and decision making.

V1.8.1 includes:

  • Tivoli Common Reporting and sample Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS reports
  • Collection of data from Windows® servers, TS7700 and IMS™ CPI-C transactions
  • Performance improvements for the CICS®, IMS and DB2 components

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: YE001


 
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IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1 delivers new data collection capability for Windows servers, for IBM TS7700 Virtualization Engine™, and IMS CPI-C transactions. These new components extend the products capability as a highly effective, adaptable performance reporting tool that can help you successfully track system performance and resource usage, anticipate and solve problems, and plan for future resource needs. V1.8.1 includes Tivoli Common Reporting (TCR) and sample TCR reports, further enhancing the reporting capability.

Other new functions in IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1:

  • Additional workspaces for the IBM Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP)
  • Support for z/OS V1.10 and WebSphere® Application Server V7.0
  • Virtual tape support for the Usage and Accounting Collector
  • Integration with Tivoli Performance Modeler (zTPM)
  • Enhancements to IMS serviceability
  • Exploitation of DB2 multi-row insert capability
  • Targeted performance improvements to the IMS and CICS features

This version of IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS has a pre-requirement of DB2 for z/OS V8, or later, as the runtime. Customers using only the Usage and Accounting Collector that comes with the base product do not have to have DB2 for z/OS installed.

Support for non-CSQ processing has been removed from the IMS Feature and the Web Reporting has been superseded by Tivoli Common Reporting.

Withdrawal of IBM Tivoli Decision Support - Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS option

Effective March 1, 2010, IBM will withdraw from marketing the Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS option under the Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS product licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement. Note that Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS is not being withdrawn from marketing, only the aforementioned option is. Refer to the Ordering information section for the feature numbers being withdrawn.

On or after March 1, 2010, customers can no longer obtain this option from IBM. Customers can order Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition (PID 5724O33) in Passport Advantage®. The Passport Advantage replacement product for IBM Tivoli Decision Support - Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS Option is IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager System z® Server (part number D0464LL). The replacement product is available, at no charge, for customers who are current on IBM Subscription and Support for Tivoli Decision Support - Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS Option.


 
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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.


 
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October 9, 2009


 
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Enhanced data collection capability

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1 expands the scope of the products data collection capability by processing the following:

  • Performance data produced by the Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS Windows agent
  • SMF data produced by the TS7700 Virtualization Engine
  • IMS CPI-C transactions based on the x'0A07' and x'0A08' records in the IMS log
  • Collection of virtual tape support data by the Usage and Accounting component of Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS

Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1 includes exploitation of:

  • SMF and RMF™ data from z/OS V1.10
  • SMF data from WebSphere Application Server V7.0

Improved performance

To achieve performance improvements, Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1 targets the components, which collect large quantities of data. The changes that have been made are:

  • Enhanced updates in the CICS component to reduce data table inserts
  • Code optimization for VARCHAR key fields in the DB2 component
  • Optimized hashing in the IMS component, which improves processing for larger IMS logs, especially for logs with large numbers of secondary transactions
  • Exploitation of DB2 multi-row insert capability which improves collection of tables with a small number of columns

Enhanced reporting capability

Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1 ships with Tivoli Common Reporting and includes a sample report pack with over one hundred reports. This aligns Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS with other Tivoli products, increases the integration capability, as well as enhances the reporting function.

Additional integration points

A new component has been added for the collection of data specifically for Tivoli Performance Modeler. This enables a single point of collection for RMF data, and a common repository for the data. A utility is provided to extract the data from Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS in a format that can be used by Tivoli Performance Modeler.

Additional IBM Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP) workspaces are provided for the following tables:

  • Coupling Facility
  • Linux® on System z
  • z/OS Workload

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

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=209-301
announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1 is capable as of October 6, 2009, 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. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

 
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IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS is a key component of IBM's IT Asset Management product portfolio. Other products in this portfolio include Tivoli Asset Management for IT, Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed, Tivoli Asset Discovery for z/OS, and Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager.

IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2 is a chargeable feature of IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT. It is an agent-based discovery service for distributed platforms that helps you maintain an up-to-date inventory of your installed distributed software, hardware, and software use data.

IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for z/OS V7.2 is unique in the marketplace. It offers software and hardware discovery services for z/OS. IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for z/OS is tightly integrated with Tivoli Asset Management for IT, which, in turn, provides software license management for all software - mainframe to distributed - as well as linking software license management with hardware lifecycle management.

IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager provides a comprehensive view of IT consumer costs. It shows who is utilizing shared resources, exactly what resources, and how much of these resources they are using. It also provides a means to do chargeback based on this usage.

Together, these products are highly complementary. They provide improved visibility and control over IT operating and capital costs, allow you to lower the total cost of ownership of IT assets, and deliver knowledge of IT costs to determine line-of-business, product, and service profitability. Ultimately, this results in lower infrastructure costs, an increase of return on assets and better alignment of IT spending with business objectives.

Integration with the IBM Tivoli Monitoring infrastructure

If you have not separately purchased a license for IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1, you can obtain the TEP-based function by acquiring a no charge, limited use license to IBM Tivoli Monitoring Services on z/OS V6.1 (5698-A79). This limited use license is subject to usage restrictions on use of the various IBM Tivoli Monitoring components, including without limitations. If you have obtained Tivoli Monitoring under a no-charge limited use license (a) you may not use any Tivoli Monitoring operating systems agents, any Tivoli Monitoring monitoring agents, or the Tivoli Monitoring Universal Agent unless you have purchased an appropriate Tivoli Monitoring program license, and (b) you may not use the DE functionality of Tivoli Monitoring and Tivoli Monitoring Services on z/OS in a z/OS environment unless you have purchased the appropriate IBM program license (for example, IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON® DE on z/OS). Refer to the License Information document for terms applicable to these programs.


 
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Program              Program
number        VRM    name
 
5698-B06     1.8.1   IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS

Product identification number

Program PID number      Subscription & Support PID number
 
5698-B06                5698-R06 

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

For additional information, visit

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

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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

 
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The following hardcopy publications will be shipped with the basic machine-readable material for each of the products.

Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS - Base usage feature publications

                                                          Form
Title                                                     number
 
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8.1 Quick Start Memo                   GI11-8122
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8.1 Base Program Directory (English)   GI11-4249
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8.1 Base Program Directory (Japanese)  GI11-4215
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8.1 TEMA Program Directory             GI11-8124
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8.1 Administration Guide               SH19-6816
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8.1 Guide to Reporting                 SH19-6842
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8.1 Resource Accounting for z/OS       SH19-4495
IBM TDS for z/OS Notices & Information Exc Components     GC23-6566

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

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

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1 will run on hardware that is supported by z/OS V1.9, or later.

Software requirements

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS requires the following:

  • z/OS V1.9, or later
  • DB2 V8.1, or later
  • Graphical Data Display Manager (GDDM®) V3.2 for graphical reports
  • GDDM - PGF V2.1.4, for graphical reports
  • BookManager® READ/MVS Release 3 for z/OS online books
  • DB2 High Performance Unload V21 (optional)

IMS option:

  • V8.1, or later

Systems performance option:

  • DFSMS™ V1.2, or later
  • Domino® Webserver V5.0
  • Lotus® Domino V5.0, or later
  • EREP V3.5 Tivoli Information Management for z/OS V7.1 (previously known as Tivoli Service Desk for OS/390® V1.2)
  • MQSeries® V2.1, or later
  • Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.1, or later
  • OS/390 Security Server V2.10 (RACF®), or later
  • TCP/IP V3.2 or V3.3
  • VMPRF V4.1 VM
  • WebSphere Application Server (for z/OS) V6.0, or later
  • WebSphere Message Broker (for z/OS) V6.0, or later
  • VM Accounting (VM/XA SP V1.2, or VM/ESA® V1.1 or V1.2)
  • RMF for z/OS V1.9
  • Tivoli Performance Modeler for z/OS 2.3.0 fixpack 5, or later

System i®:

  • OS/400® V5.1, or later
  • NetView® FTP V2.1
  • NetView FTP/400 V3.1
  • IBM Performance Tools for System i

Distributed systems:

  • AIX 5L™ V5.2.1, or later
  • HP-US 11-i Sun Solaris V8, or later
  • Linux Red Hat 7.1, or later (Kernel 2.4.2)
  • Microsoft® Windows 2003 Server or Microsoft Windows 2008 Server

z/OS systems

Any one of the following:

  • Linux SUSE 7.0 OS/390 (Kernel 2.2.16) for Linux Performances, or later
  • Linux Red Hat 7.2 (Kernel 2.4.09-38) for Linux Performances

For customers wishing to use the IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1 Monitoring Agent, it has the following mandatory requirements:

  • IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or later
  • IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1

For a list of supported operating systems for the various components of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Services, refer to Chapter 3, section entitled "Hardware and Software Requirements" of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Installation and Setup Guide (GC32-9407).

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1 Web Reporting has the following requirements:

  • IBM Tivoli Common Reporting 1.2

For a list of supported operating systems for the various components of the IBM Tivoli Common Reporting, refer to Chapter 2, section entitled - Supported hardware and software, of the IBM Tivoli Common Reporting User's Guide (SC23-8737).

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Direct customer support

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

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

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

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

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (GH19-4518)
  • 3480 or 3590 Tape Cartridge
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where a server is physically partitioned, this approach is modified. This partitioning technique is the approach used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. For servers capable of physical partitioning (for example, IBM System p® Scalable POWERparallel Systems® servers, Sun Ultra servers, and HP Superdome servers), an entitlement is required for each processor in the physical partition being managed by the IBM Tivoli application. For example, assume that a server has 24 processors installed in aggregate. If this server is not partitioned, entitlements are required for all 24 processors. If, however, it is physically partitioned into three partitions each containing eight processors, and IBM Tivoli products were managing only one of the three partitions, then entitlements would be required for the eight processors on the physical partition managed by the IBM Tivoli application.

For servers with virtual or logical partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processors on the server. For each IBM Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processors on each server in the cluster. Where the cluster includes physically partitioned servers, the considerations described above concerning physically partitioned servers apply as well.

Enhanced Value-Based Pricing recognizes the convergence of RISC/UNIX and Microsoft Windows/Intel technologies, in order to simplify the customers licensing requirements, and to provide a smoother, more scalable model. Pricing and licensing does 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

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/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, are supported by the IBM IFL.

Millions of Service Units (MSU)

An MSU is defined as millions of Central Processing Unit (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).

Partitions

A server's resources (CPU, memory, I/O, interconnects and buses) may be divided according to the needs of the applications running on the server. This partitioning can be implemented with physical boundaries (Physical Partitions) or logical boundaries (Logical Partitions).

Physical Partitions are defined by a collection of processors dedicated to a workload and can be used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. In this method, the partitions are divided along hardware boundaries and processors, and the I/O boards, memory, and interconnects are not shared.

Logical Partitions are defined by software rather than hardware and allocate a pool of processing resources to a collection of workloads. These partitions, while separated by software boundaries, share hardware components and run in one or more physical partitions.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

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

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. In the IBM System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  4. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  5. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.
  6. When a server is shipped with six processors, but two of them are inactive, four processors are active for the customer.

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

Charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors which require 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 one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs are required for the program's valuation method.
  4. In the IBM System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade(s) with which the program is affiliated.

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more users and/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 the 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 another license or entitlement(s) 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, and so on), 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 users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for your specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. You must obtain a PoE for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Product and licensing Web sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at

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

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at

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

Pricing example

The following pricing example applies to IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS, V1.8.1 The customer wants to generate customized reports for communicating and exchanging information between different departments in the enterprise using 1,500 MSUs. Since licensing is per Value Unit (calculated based on number of MSUs) on the system z server where Tivoli Decision support is installed, the customer must obtain the following entitlements.

The product is licensed in VUE020.

The scales below are used to calculate the equivalent number of Value Units for a specified number of MSUs.

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

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

Value Units for non MSU-based S/390 processors:

System                         Value Units/System 
 
MP3000 H30                     3         
MP3000 H50                     4         
MP3000 H70                     6         
ESL models                     1         

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


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

Program                                                 Value
number      Program name                                Unit exhibit
 
5698-B06 IBM Tivoli Decsion Support for z/OS V1.8.1     VUE020

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 VUE020

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

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

               Value
HW             Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30     3
MP3000 H50     4
MP3000 H70     6
ESL models     1

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

Current licensees

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for 5698-BO6 MSU-based System z offerings:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs             Value Units/MSU
 
Base        1-3            1.00
Tier A      4-45            .15
Tier B     46-175           .08
Tier C    176-315           .04
Tier D    316+              .03

If you have not separately purchased a license for IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 (5724-C04), you can obtain the TEP-based function by acquiring a no charge, limited use license for IBM Tivoli Monitoring Services on z/OS V6.1 (5698-A79). This limited use license is subject to usage restrictions on the various IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 components, including without the following limitations. (a) You may not use any IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 operating system agents, any IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 monitoring agents, or the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Universal agent unless you have purchased the appropriate IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 Program License, and (b) You may not use the DE functionality of IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 and IBM Tivoli Monitoring Services on z/OS V6.1 in a z/OS environment unless you have purchased the appropriate IBM Program License, such as IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON DE on z/OS. Refer to the License Information document for the applicable terms to these programs.

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1
Program PID: 5698-B06
 
Entitlement                                License option/
identifier  Description                    Pricing metric
 
S0146R5     TDS Base Usage Feature         Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
S0146R8     TDS CICS Option                Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
S0146RC     TDS IMS Option                 Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
S0146RG     TDS Network Option             Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
S0146RK     TDS System Performance Option  Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
S0146W2                TDS Base Option English    3480 Tape Cartridge
S015SBG                TDS Base Option English    3590 Tape Cartridge
 
S0146W3                TDS Base Option Japanese   3480 Tape Cartridge
S015SBH                TDS Base Option Japanese   3590 Tape Cartridge
 
S0146W5                TDS CICS Option English    3480 Tape Cartridge
S015SBJ                TDS CICS Option English    3590 Tape Cartridge
 
S0146W8                TDS CICS Option Japanese   3480 Tape Cartridge
S015SBK                TDS CICS Option Japanese   3590 Tape Cartridge
 
S0146W8                TDS IMS Option English     3480 Tape Cartridge
S015SBL                TDS IMS Option English     3590 Tape Cartridge
 
S0146W9                TDS IMS Option Japanese    3480 Tape Cartridge
S015SBM                TDS IMS Option Japanese    3590 Tape Cartridge
 
S0146WC                TDS Network Opt English    3480 Tape Cartridge
S015SBN                TDS Network Opt English    3590 Tape Cartridge
 
S0146WD                TDS Network Opt Japanese   3480 Tape Cartridge
S015SBP                TDS Network Opt Japanese   3590 Tape Cartridge
 
S0146WG                TDS Sys Per Opt English    3480 Tape Cartridge
S015SBR                TDS Sys Per Opt English    3590 Tape Cartridge
 
S0146WH                TDS Sys Per Opt Japanese   3480 Tape Cartridge
S015SBS                TDS Sys Per Opt Japanese   3590 Tape Cartridge
Subscription and Support PID: 5698-R06
 
Entitlement                            License option/
identifier Description                 Pricing metric
 
S0146RS    TDS Base Usage Feature S&S  Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW
                                       S&S No charge, decline SW S&S
                                       Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
S0146RT     TDS CICS Option S&S        Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW
                                       S&S No charge, decline SW S&S
                                       Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
S0146RV     TDS IMS Option S&S         Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW
                                       S&S No charge, decline SW S&S
                                       Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
S0146RW     TDS Network Option S&S     Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW
                                       S&S No charge, decline SW S&S
                                       Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
S0146RX     TDS System Performance     Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW
            Option S&S                 S&S No charge, decline SW S&S
                                       Per MSU SW S&S registration
Orderable            Description/Language     Distribution medium
supply ID
 
S0146X7              TDS Base Option English   Hardcopy Publication
S0146XB              TDS CICS Option English   Hardcopy Publication
S0146XF              TDS IMS Option English    Hardcopy Publication
S0146XJ              TDS Network Opt English   Hardcopy Publication
S0146XM              TDS Sys Per Opt English   Hardcopy Publication

Ordering information for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD)

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name: IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-B06
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier    Description                 Pricing metric
 
S0146R5     TDS Base Usage Feature        Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
S0146R8     TDS CICS Option               Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
S0146RC     TDS IMS Option                Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
S0146RG     TDS Network Option            Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
S0146RK     TDS System Performance Option Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 

Withdrawal of IBM Tivoli Decision Support - Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS Option

Effective March 1, 2010, IBM will withdraw from marketing the Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS Option under the Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS (5698-B06) product licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement.

Program     Entitlement  S&S program   S&S entitlement
number      identifier   number        identifier
 
5698-B06    S0146RN      5698-R06      S0146RZ

On or after March 1, 2010, customers can no longer obtain this option from IBM but they can order Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager directly. Also refer to the Overview section.

Note that 5698-B06 is not being withdrawn from marketing, only the following feature numbers are being withdrawn:

                                           Feature number  FMID
Description                                withdrawn       withdrawn
 
Value Metric Category - Value Units                        S0146RN
authorizations license option - One Time
Charge
  per Value Units                          4758
  per 250 Value Units                      4759
 
Value Metric Category - MSU-day                            S0146RN
Authorizations license option - on off
capacity on demand temporary use charge
  Per On Off Capacity on demand
  Temporary Use Charge                     4760
  Per 250 On Off Capacity on demand
  Temporary Use Charge                     4761

The following media feature numbers are being withdrawn:

                                           Feature numbers FMID
Description                                withdrawn       withdrawn
 
TDS for z/OS - TUAM z/OS Opt - Primary                     S0146WJ
 
Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS - TUAM
 for z/OS Option, ENU 3480 Uncomp              5810        S0146WK
 
Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS - TUAM
 for z/OS Option, JPN 3480 Uncomp              5812        S0146WL

Replacement option available in Passport Advantage

                                                      Part
Description                                           number
 
IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for           D0464LL
System z Server License + SW Subscription & Support
12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for           E04WXLL
System z Server SW Subscription & Support Renewal

Subscription and Support

Subscription and Support must be ordered to receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions, at no additional charge. The capacity of Subscription and Support (for example, Value Units or number of processors) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program product number 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 Support Maintenance (IAASM). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that the customer is not entitled to new products.

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

Customized Offerings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and 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)

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

While your 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, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

http://techsupport.services.ibm.com/guides/handbook.html

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 this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
License Information form number

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

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

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

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


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

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

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

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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

 
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Passport Advantage

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

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

Information on charges is available at Web site

http://www.ibm.com/support

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


 
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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.

IBM Software ValueNet

These products are available under IBM Software ValueNet, either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills and expertise provided by these Business partners.

Additions to Software ValueNet will be communicated through standard product announcements. For a current list of IBM software available under Software ValueNet, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/IBM_SW_ValueNet.html

Questions regarding IBM Software ValueNet may be sent to AskSoftwareValueNet@us.ibm.com

Trademarks

IMS, Virtualization Engine, RMF, DFSMS, AIX 5L, System/370, eServer and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Tivoli, z/OS, DB2, CICS, WebSphere, Passport Advantage, System z, OMEGAMON, GDDM, BookManager, Domino, Lotus, OS/390, MQSeries, RACF, VM/ESA, System i, OS/400, NetView, System p, Scalable POWERparallel Systems, S/390, System/390, zSeries, SystemPac, ValueNet and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

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

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

 

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