IPv6/VSE V1 - The IPv6 TCP/IP solution for IBM z/VSE

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-066
April 6, 2010

 
 ENUS210-066.PDF (98KB)

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The IPv6/VSE V1 (IPv6/VSE) product is designed to deliver an IPv6 solution, thus bringing the benefits of IPv6 functionality to z/VSE™ customers. IPv6/VSE provides an IPv6 TCP/IP stack, IPv6 application programming interfaces (APIs), and IPv6-enabled applications.

IPv6/VSE V1 will add IPv6 to z/VSE to

  • allow z/VSE users to participate in an IPv6 network
  • bring the benefits of IPv6 functionality to z/VSE users
  • help z/VSE users to meet the requirements of the commercial community and governmental agencies

and thus fulfills the statement of direction in Software Announcement 209-319, dated October 20, 2009.

The IPv6 stack of IPv6/VSE and the IPv4 stack of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA™ can be run concurrently within one z/VSE system. Therefore, existing IPv4 applications continue to run unchanged using the IPv4 stack, thus protecting and leveraging existing client investments while new IPv6-enabled applications can gradually be introduced using the IPv6 stack.

IPv6/VSE V1's dual stack support allows IPv6-anabled applications to access the IPv4 and IPv6 networks simultaneously in either a batch or CICS® environment.

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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TCP/IP-based network connectivity is a critical component in today's business environment. The limitations of the Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) together with increasing regulatory requirements have driven the need for an Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) TCP/IP solution for z/VSE.

IPv6 represents the next evolution of Internet Protocol beyond the IPv4 standard currently in use in most of today's networks. It has become apparent that IPv4 addresses are limited and are becoming exhausted with the rapidly expanding Internet use. Therefore, the key IPv6 enhancement is the expansion of the IP address space from 32-bit addresses (used in IPv4) to 128-bit addresses. As a result, there will be a virtually unlimited number of IP addresses available for the foreseeable future.

This addressing capability, together with simplified address configuration and management, makes IPv6 a critical component in the evolution of e-business and the next-generation Internet.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) mandate an IPv6 timeline that requires IPv6-compliant products to be included in all new information technology (IT) acquisitions that use the Internet Protocol.

The IPv6/VSE V1 product is designed to provide an IPv6 solution for z/VSE to:

  • Allow z/VSE users to participate in an IPv6 network
  • Bring the benefits of IPv6 functionality to z/VSE users
  • Help z/VSE users to meet the requirements of the commercial community and governmental agencies

IPv6/VSE V1 is designed to provide an IPv6 TCP/IP stack, IPv6 application programming interfaces (APIs), and IPv6-enabled applications.

IPv6/VSE V1 supports the IPv6 protocol only, while TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1.5 supports the IPv4 protocol only. Both TCP/IP stacks can be run concurrently within one z/VSE system. Existing IPv4 applications continue to run unchanged, thus protecting and leveraging existing customer investments while new IPv6-enabled applications can be gradually introduced using the IPv6 stack. In addition, IPv6/VSE's dual stack support allows IPv6-enabled applications to transparently communicate with partners via either the IPv6 or IPv4 network.

z/VSE V4R2 offers Midrange Workload License Charge (MWLC) pricing metrics, including a sub-capacity option, for IBM System z10® EC, z10™ BC, z9™ EC, and z9 BC servers. The sub-capacity option is also available for the IPv6/VSE V1 product. The smallest z10 BC and z9 BC server capacity setting, A01, does not qualify for MWLC. Clients on the z10 BC and z9 BC capacity setting A01 will always pay zSeries® Entry License Charge (zELC) for their IBM monthly license charge software.


 
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Refer to the Hardware requirements section, Software requirements section, and Planning information section for details.


 
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Planned availability date
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May 28, 2010


 
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The IPv6/VSE V1 (IPv6/VSE) product is designed to deliver an IPv6 solution, thus bringing the benefits of IPv6 functionality to z/VSE users. IPv6/VSE provides an IPv6 TCP/IP stack, IPv6 application programming interfaces (APIs), and IPv6-enabled applications.

IPv6 is an evolution of IPv4 and is designed to improve upon the IPv4 protocol. The key IPv6 enhancement is the use of 128-bit addresses, which results in a virtually unlimited number of IP addresses being available for the foreseeable future. This may eliminate the need for private address spaces and therefore one of the needs for network address translation (NAT), which was developed to reduce the demand for globally unique IP addresses.

Functionality provided by the IPv6/VSE product:

IPv6/VSE provides an IPv6 TCP/IP stack

The IPv6 stack of IPv6/VSE is designed to run in a separate partition using its own stack ID. This allows both an IPv4 and IPv6 stack to run concurrently within one z/VSE system. Running separate IPv4 and IPv6 stacks concurrently within one z/VSE system addresses both performance and reliability aspects. Existing IPv4 applications continue to run unchanged using the IPv4 TCP/IP stack, thus protecting and leveraging existing client investments. New IPv6-enabled applications can gradually be introduced using the IPv6 stack of IPv6/VSE.

IPv6/VSE provides dual stack support

Dual stack support allows IPv6/VSE to connect to both an IPv4 and IPv6 network simultaneously. With the implementation of dual stack support, a single IPv6-enabled CICS transaction or batch application can communicate with partners via either the IPv4 or IPv6 network. Enhanced socket APIs are provided that may be used to introduce IPv6-enabled applications.

IPv6/VSE provides IPv6 tunneling support

IPv6 tunneling is an Internet protocol that encapsulates IPv6 datagrams within IPv4 packets. It allows communication with external IPv6 networks even if the local infrastructure supports IPv4 only.

IPv6/VSE IPv6-enabled utility applications

Utility applications like FTP, TN3270E, and so forth provided with the IPv6/VSE product run outside the IPv6/VSE stack partition. Running applications external to the IPv6/VSE stack partition may provide greater stability and better performance.

FTP server: The IPv6/VSE FTP server supports access to z/VSE resources (POWER queues, VSAM catalogs, SAM file, z/VSE libraries, and so on) by remote host FTP clients.

Batch FTP client: The IPv6/VSE batch FTP client runs as a z/VSE batch job providing access to remote host FTP servers. Data can be sent to or received from these remote FTP servers.

TN3270E server: The IPv6/VSE TN3270E server supports TN3270/TN3270E terminal sessions and TN3270E printer sessions. In addition, DIRECT, LPR, and FTP printer sessions are supported.

NTP server: The IPv6/VSE NTP server is a Network Time Protocol server that allows remote hosts to query the time of day (TOD) clock of z/VSE to synchronize their clocks with the z/VSE clock.

NTP client: The IPv6/VSE NTP client allows z/VSE to set its TOD clock to an external source.

System Logger client: This application is used to log selected z/VSE console messages to a remote Linux® syslog-ng daemon. Once a message is sent to the syslog-ng daemon, Linux automation processing can be used to trigger events.

Batch Email client: The IPv6/VSE Batch Email client is used to send an email to an SMTP server. In turn, the SMTP server will send the email to a destination user. Any number of recipients are permitted and files can be attached to an outgoing email message.

Batch LPR: The IPv6/VSE Batch LPR application extracts data from the POWER queues and transfers it to a remote host LPD. The LPD can be in a printer or running as a server on a remote host.

Batch Remote Execution client: The IPv6/VSE Remote EXEC client allows a job running in a z/VSE partition to trigger a script to run on a remote host. Any output from the script is returned to the client and scanned for completion information.

Batch PING: The IPv6/VSE Batch PING application is used to ping a remote host.

GZIP data compression: IPv6/VSE provides a simple gzip data compression application. Data can be read, compressed, and written to a SAM file or library member. The compressed data can then be transferred to a remote host for processing. The reverse of this process can also be performed.

REXX™ automation: IPv6/VSE uses z/VSE REXX EXECs for automation. Automatic FTP of data is handled using a provided sample REXX EXEC. Automatic LPR or automatic email of data is handled in the same way. Invoking IPv6/VSE applications from within a REXX EXEC allows dynamic creation of commands and parameters (for example filenames and dates).

The IPv6/VSE utility applications FTP server, FTP client, LPR, Batch Email client, and GZIP support Double Byte Character Set (DBCS).


 
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The requirement to integrate z/VSE systems into the larger IT network is a key part of the z/VSE strategy. The z/VSE strategy is designed to help you introduce competitive new IT solutions at low cost, low risk, and fast time-to-market. The key to achieving these objectives is helping you leverage your existing investments in core z/VSE applications and data.

The added support of the IPv6 TCP/IP stack, IPv6 application programming interfaces (APIs), and IPv6-enabled applications extends the interoperability choice for z/VSE.

In addition to the IPv4 protocol, z/VSE users can now exploit the next evolution of Internet Protocol and its expanded capabilities. The IPv6 and IPv4 TCP/IP stacks can run concurrently within one z/VSE system. Existing IPv4 applications continue to run unchanged, thus protecting and leveraging existing client investments while new IPv6-enabled applications can be gradually introduced using the IPv6 stack.


 
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SmoothStart/installation services

IBM SmoothStart™ and Installation Services are not provided.


 
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Program            Program
number             name
 
5686-BS1           IPv6/VSE Version 1.1 

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=210-066

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IPv6/VSE V1 will operate on:

                                                              Guest under
                                  Basic           LPAR        z/VM® 5.3
IBM System z® server              Mode            Mode        or later
 
IBM System z10 Enterprise Class                    x              x
IBM System z10 Business Class                      x              x
IBM System z9® Enterprise Class                    x              x
IBM System z9 Business Class                       x              x
IBM eServer™ zSeries 990                           x              x
IBM eServer zSeries 890                            x              x
IBM eServer zSeries 900             x              x              x
IBM eServer zSeries 800             x              x              x
 
x: Supported
Software requirements

IPv6/VSE V1 requires z/VSE V4.2 with PTFs, or later.

Compatibility

The IPv6 TCP/IP stack of IPv6/VSE V1 and the IPv4 TCP/IP stack of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1.5 can be run concurrently within one z/VSE system. Existing IPv4 applications continue to run unchanged, thus protecting and leveraging existing client investments.

Limitations

None.

Performance considerations

None.

User group requirements

This announcement addresses or partially addresses requests from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include WAVV, COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc. Requirements satisfied include:

  • MR0304092929 - Support IPv6 for virtual guest LANs
  • WAVV200629 - z/VSE needs IPv6
  • MR0529063926 - z/VSE needs IPv6

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

The IPv6/VSE V1 product requires a unique user access key.

A temporary key is delivered from IBM when an order is placed. The temporary key expires 30 days after installation.

A permanent access license key must be requested from the registration center:

  • By email to be sent to speckeys@dk.ibm.com
  • By phone at +45 48 10 15 30

In order to obtain a permanent access license key, the customer must provide the customer name, customer ID, customer email address, and designated machine ID of the machine the product will be installed on.

After entitlement checking, the key will be delivered to the customer by email.

Note: It is suggested that clients who have licensed IPv6/VSE V1 from a third-party vendor check which Service Pack, if any, needs to be installed. Users who have licensed IPv6/VSE V1 from a third-party vendor should read supplementary information, if available.

Packaging

IPv6/VSE Version 1 Release 1 will be packaged and delivered on one tape cartridge (of type 3590 or 3592).

The Program Directory of the ordered IPv6/VSE program will be shipped with the IPv6/VSE package. The Program Directory for IPv6/VSE Version 1 Release 1 has the following IBM form number: GI11-9702-00.

Further information: For further information, refer to the VSE home page at

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zvse/

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program 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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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 availability date.

New users of IPv6/VSE V1.1 should specify:

Type: 5686

Model: BS1

DSLO: Distributed System License Option

MOSP: S/390® Multiple Operating Systems - PR/SM™

To order a basic license, a DSLO license, or a MOSP license for IPv6/VSE, specify the license or charge option from the table below.

 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S01613M         IPv6/VSE V1.1        Processor Based,
                                     Basic MLC,  DSLO MLC,
                                     MOSP Basic MLC, MOSP DSLO MLC
Workload License Charge (WLC) basic license

Flat Workload License Charge features

Flat Workload License Charge
Basic license monthly license charge
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S01613M         IPv6/VSE V1.1        Basic MLC, Flat WLC

Tiered Workload License Charge (TWLC)

To order TWLC software, specify the TWLC license or charge option from the table below.

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier      Description           Pricing metric
 
S01613M         IPv6/VSE V1.1         Basic MLC, Tiered WLC
Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC)

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the correct level.

Specify the GOLC monthly license or charge option from the table below. Also, specify the desired distribution medium.

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier       Description          Pricing metric
 
S01613M          IPv6/VSE V1.1        Basic MLC, GOLC
System z Entry License Charge (zELC)

To order zELC software, specify the program number and z800 model.

Specify the zELC monthly license option.

Entitlement                            License option/
identifier       Description           Pricing metric
 
S01613M          IPv6/VSE V1.1         Basic MLC, zELC
Single version charging

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

Basic machine-readable material
5686-BS1 program order

To order, select the desired distribution medium. Basic machine-readable material for the individual licensed base programs will be shipped on 3590 or 3592 tape cartridges as part of the 5686-BS1 program order.

Program name: IPv6/VSE V1.1
Program number: 5686-BS1
 
Orderable
supply          Description
 
S01617N         3590 Tape Cartridge U.S. English
S01617P         3592 Tape Cartridge U.S. English

IPv6/VSE

Program                              Logical
number          Description          supply
 
5686-BS1        IPv6/VSE V1.1        S01617R
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.

Feature                                                 Feature
description                                             number
 
Delivery without Publications                            3470
 (for this specific order only)
Delivery without Machine Readable Material               3471
Delivery without Publications for this product           3480
 (including follow-ons) 

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.

Optional machine-readable material

With IPv6/VSE Version 1 Release 1, no optional machine-readable source material will be available.

DSLO license

Ordering a DSLO charge option will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license will be provided through the basic license location. If a user selects DSLO, no other charge options are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Midrange Workload License Charges (MWLC) ordering information

MWLC is a monthly license charge price metric on the IBM System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC), the IBM System z10 Business Class (z10 BC), the IBM System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC), and the IBM System z9 Business Class (z9 BC) servers that applies to IPv6/VSE. The smallest z10 BC and z9 BC server capacity setting, A01, does not qualify for MWLC. Customers on the z10 BC and z9 BC capacity setting A01 will always pay zELC for their IBM monthly license charge software.

Midrange Workload License Charges (MWLC) for IPv6/VSE
Basic license structure
 
Entitlement                                 License option/
identifier         Description              Pricing metric
 
S01613M            IPv6/VSE V1.1            MLC, MWLC

Extended License Charge (ELC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the appropriate program and license option, if required, for asset registration. Specify the applicable Extended License Charge options. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. Processors with assigned capacity above 80 MSUs will now have VM and VSE software prices based on the CPU service unit capacity of the processor. The ELC price structure will have a Base Charge for 80 MSU capacity and an incremental Per MSU charge for all additional MSUs above the 80 MSU base.

Specify the applicable ELC license option.

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric
 
S01613M             IPv6/VSE V1.1            ELC Including 80 MSU,
                                               Basic Per User Base
                                             ELC Above 80 MSU,
                                               Per Usage Additional
                                               Quantity
                                             ELC Above 80 MSU,
                                               Per Block of 50 MSU
                                               Additional Quantity

A Program Directory is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. 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.


 
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Agreement

IBM Customer Agreement

Variable charges apply

No

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) applies

No

Location license applies

No

Use limitation applies

No

Educational allowance available

No

Volume orders

Not applicable

Warranty applies

Yes

Licensed program materials availability
  • Restricted Materials of IBM: None
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  • Object Code Only (OCO): All
Program services

None

IBM Operational Support Services - SupportLine

Yes


 
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Prices are available upon request.

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier      Description           Pricing metric
 
S01613M         IPv6/VSE V1.1         Processor Based,
                                      Basic MLC, DSLO MLC
                                      MOSP Basic MLC, MOSP DSLO MLC
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier      Description           Pricing metric
  
S01613M         IPv6/VSE V1.1         Basic MLC, GOLC
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier      Description           Pricing metric
 
S01613M         IPv6/VSE V1.1         Basic MLC, zELC

Flat Workload License Charge (FWLC)

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier      Description           Pricing metric
 
S01613M         IPv6/VSE V1.1         Basic WLC, Flat WLC

Tiered Workload License Charge (TWLC)

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier      Description           Pricing metric
 
S01613M        IPv6/VSE V1.1          Tiered WLC, Basic MLC
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier      Description           Pricing metric
 
S01613M         IPv6/VSE V1.1         ELC Including 80 MSU,
                                          Basic Per User Base
                                      ELC Above 80 MSU,
                                          Per Usage Additional
                                          Quantity
                                      ELC Above 80 MSU,
                                          Per Block of 50 MSU
                                          Additional Quantity

Midrange Workload License Charges (MWLC) for IPv6/VSE

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier        Description        Pricing metric
 
S01613M           IPv6/VSE V1.1      Basic MLC, MWLC

 
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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).

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Reference: LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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