IBM DB2 Path Checker for z/OS enhanced to better manage DB2 environments

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-139
May 11, 2010

 
 ENUS210-139.PDF (121KB)

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DB2® Path Checker helps you avoid costly performance issues relating to access path changes before they occur.

New capabilities include:

  • Support for Plan Management by allowing the function to be set through generated rebind control cards. This is a benefit in DB2 version-to-version migrations.
  • Analysis of potential rebinds to identify and help remove the rebind activity that will not result in performance improvement. This is a benefit for rebinds after reorg / RUNSTATS maintenance.
  • Analysis of potential rebinds to allow generation of the rebind activity that will result in no access path changes. This is a key feature for DB2 version-to-version migrations.
  • ISPF functions to generate batch jobs for TEST and COMPARE functions. This enhances ease-of-use for application developers.

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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IBM DB2 Path Checker for z/OS® provides information about potential access path changes before they occur and about changes that occur after a rebind.

DB2 Path Checker is designed for the process of developing and implementing applications that are robust and reliable and as efficient and free of problems as possible. DB2 Path Checker gives both DB2 developers and database administrators (DBAs) the ability to identify potential access path changes before they occur. A major problem faced in any DB2 environment is dealing with performance issues that come from unexpected access path changes. DB2 Path Checker allows you to see what access path changes might occur because of development, migration, or system activities, and lets you select a course of action before the changes affect the production DB2 environment. DB2 Path Checker also helps DBAs to verify changes to access paths, reducing the risk of introducing poor performance.

DB2 Path Checker:

  • Identifies, analyzes, and documents potential access path changes in advance without initiating bind processing
  • Quickly determines if a bind of a Database Request Module (DBRM) will result in an access path change
  • Provides information about potential access path changes before they occur and after a rebind
  • Tests proposed or actual changes in plans
  • Creates a report of changed and unchanged paths
  • Optionally provides cost estimates and DB2 catalog statistics for path changes
  • Identifies unnecessary rebinds due to application changes that do not impact access path selection

DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V4.1 (5697-Q01) helps you increase the stability of your DB2 environments and avoid painful and costly disruptions. It can help you discover and correct unwanted and unexpected access path changes before they negatively impact your application.


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


 
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Planned availability date
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May 14, 2010


 
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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.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z® IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three-digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three-digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool Web site

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.


 
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IBM plans to provide an export feature in DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V4.1 to download SQL statements to Eclipse-based tuning offerings, such as Optim™ Query Workload Tuner for z/OS and Data Studio. IBM will ship this feature via a PTF at a future date.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.


 
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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
 5697-Q01      4.1.0   IBM DB2 Path Checker for z/OS
 

Product identification number

 
                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
 
5697-Q01            5655-E49

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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

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=210-139

 
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The IBM Publications Center portal is at

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 or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats. They can all be downloaded free of charge.

One copy of the following publications is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

 
  Title                                                 Order number
  
  DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V4.1 (5697-Q01)
  License Information                                   GC19-2960
  Program Directory                                     GI10-8826
 

The publications for products in this announcement cannot be ordered in hardcopy. All the publications in this announcement are available at

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

Publications are available in PDF and BookManager® formats on CD-ROM and on DVD on the next release of the software product libraries:

  • z/OS Software Products CD Collection Kit (SK3T-4270)
  • z/OS and Software Products DVD Collection (SK3T-4271) -- requires a DVD drive in DVD-9 (single-sided, dual-layer) format
 
  Title                                                 Order number
  
  DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V4.1 (5697-Q01)
  User's Guide                                          SC19-2959
 

The following material is available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2imstools
  • Overview brochure: IBM DB2 and IMS™ Tools Overview (IMD11760-USEN)

Specification sheets, user's guides, and white papers are also available on CD-ROM (GK3T-7099). This CD-ROM can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center Portal at

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

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The products in this announcement will operate on any S/390® hardware configuration that supports the required versions of DB2.

Software requirements

DB2 Path Checker for z/OS requires:

  • z/OS V1.9 (5694-A01), or later

DB2 Path Checker for z/OS is designed to operate with:

  • DB2 V8.1 (5625-DB2)
  • DB2 Value Unit Edition V8.1 (5697-N29)
  • DB2 V9.1 (5635-DB2)
  • DB2 Value Unit Edition V9.1 (5697-P12)

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.

Customer requirements:

Customer requirements are used extensively to determine how database tools evolve.

DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V4.1 satisfies the following user group requirements:

MR1219082737        MR1027085937        MR0621093817
MR0619096759
 

Planning information

Packaging

The programs in this announcement are distributed with the following content:

  • Basic machine-readable material
  • Program Directory
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)

Security, auditability, and control

The announced programs use 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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http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/

 
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Charge metric
 
                                       PID       Charge
Program name                           number    metric
 
DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V4.1        5697-Q01  Value Unit

VU Value Unit

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

The following programs have Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
number      Program name      Value Unit exhibit
 
5697-Q01    DB2 Path Checker  VUE007
            for z/OS, V4.1
 

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base          1         3       1
Tier A        4        45       0.45
Tier B       46       175       0.36
Tier C      176       315       0.27
Tier D      316         +       0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

 
Hardware     Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30    6
MP3000 H50    8
MP3000 H70   12
ESL models    2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units
Base          3   *  1.00            =    3.00
Tier A       42   *   .45            =   18.90
Tier B      130   *   .36            =   46.80
Tier C      140   *   .27            =   37.80
Tier D    1,185   *   .20            =  237.00
 
Total     1,500                         343.50
 

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp
Basic license

On/Off CoD

The products in this announcement are eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
              MSUs       Value Units/MSU
   Base        1-3            1.00
   Tier A      4-45            .45
   Tier B     46-175           .36
   Tier C    176-315           .27
   Tier D    316+              .20

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: DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V4.1
Program PID: 5697-Q01
 
Entitlement                                   License Option /
Identifier   Description                      Pricing Metric
 
S016394      DB2 Path Checker V4              Basic OTC, Value Units
                                              Basic OTC, Per MSU-day
                                              TUC
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S016388                US English       3590 Tape Cartridge
  
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-E49
 
Entitlement
Identifier      Description          License Options/Pricing Metrics
 
S00VH6H         DB2 Path Checker     Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                S&S                  No charge, decline SW S&S
                                     Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S00VH6J                English          Hardcopy publication
 
 
 

Subscription and Support

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

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

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

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

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

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

Single version charging

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

Customized Offerings

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

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

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

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

  • CBPDOs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
  • ServerPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
  • SystemPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
1
3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

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

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

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

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

Licensing

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form number
                                        Program   License
Program name                            number    Information
 
DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V4.1         5697-Q01  GC19-2960
 

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

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

Yes

Limited warranty

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

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

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

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

Program support

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

Money-back guarantee

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

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

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

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

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

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

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

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

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

 
Program                                      Parents -
number   Program name            Terms       any of the following
 
5697-Q01 DB2 Path Checker        Reference-  DB2 V8 (5625-DB2)
         for z/OS, V4.1          based       DB2 V9 (5635-DB2)
                                             DB2 VUE V8 (5697-N29)
                                             DB2 VUE V9 (5697-P12)
 
Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based, z/OS based, full machine based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS (and z/OS.e) on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full-machine-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full-machine-based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

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

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

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

Sub-capacity utilization determination

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

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

 
Program Name: DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V4.1
Program PID: 5697-Q01
 
Entitlement                               License Option /
Identifier   Description                  Pricing Metric
 
S016394      DB2 Path Checker V4          Basic OTC, Value Units
                                          Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S016388                US English       3590 Tape Cartridge
 
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-E49
 
Entitlement
Identifier      Description          License Options/Pricing Metrics
 
S00V749         DB2 Path Checker     Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                S&S                  No charge, decline SW S&S
                                     Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S00VH6J                English          Hardcopy publication
 
 

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