IBM Sterling Business Integration Suite products available for the z/OS platform

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-154
April 19, 2011


Table of contents
Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order
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Publications Publications

(Corrected on January 11, 2012)

The Packaging section is revised.

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The IBM® Sterling Business Integration Suite software components for z/OS® are a set of market-leading solutions to fully exploit the mainframe as an enterprise server by addressing the critical challenges of business-to-business (B2B) integration and managed file transfer

These z/OS components can help you solve your business integration challenges, both inside and outside of your enterprise, and can help you achieve the following benefits:

  • Optimize file transfer for all your mainframe transmissions
  • Automate and manage your internal and external communications, both EDI and non-EDI
  • Integrate business processes within your enterprise while strengthening links to trading partners
  • Provide visibility into business activity for predictable performance
  • High data security for B2B integration and managed file transfer to better protect your brand

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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IBM Sterling Business Integration Suite software components for z/OS can help you solve critical business-to-business (B2B) and managed file transfer challenges, to fully exploit the mainframe as an enterprise server, to connect people, systems and technology, and can help enable the secure and seamless integration of key business challenges. Together, these capabilities can help to deliver:

  • Improved business agility by securely and flexibly integrating with any partner, any system, anywhere. This capability is crucial to making vital connections with customers, suppliers, and others in the B2B community.
  • Better operational efficiency by seamlessly automating manual business and IT processes inside and outside the enterprise. This can save you staff, time, and money--resources that can be used to grow your business in other key areas.
  • Stronger business performance, which can provide visibility into actionable information across key business and IT processes.
  • Empowered data movement, which can provide assured file delivery with visibility, control, and governance for all data movement, including third-party FTP servers.

For additional information on the entire Sterling Business Integration Suite, including both its z/OS and distributed software, visit

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4723.html?Open


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These products run on selected levels of the z/OS operating system.



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April 29, 2011, for:

  • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS

June 24, 2011, for IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS



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The following IBM Sterling Business Integration Suite software products can now be ordered for use on the z/OS platform.

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS

This point-to-point file transfer software is optimized for high-volume and assured data delivery of files within and between enterprises.

For additional information, visit

http://www.sterlingcommerce.com/products/managed-file-transfer/connect-direct/

IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS

IBM Connect:Enterprise is a trusted and mature file transfer repository, enabling cost-effective internal and external file exchanges through advanced scripting.

IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS

IBM Sterling Connect:Express is a multi-platform, multi-protocol solution for secure, automated transfers over "open" French and other European protocols, including PESIT and ETEBA.

IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS

A trusted electronic data interchange (EDI) and data translation solution to help you rapidly and accurately process orders and other electronic business information with your customers and trading partners.

For additional information, visit

http://www.sterlingcommerce.com/products/b2b-integration/gentran/

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

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 website

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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For information about new IBM Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite products, refer to: Software Announcement 211-126, dated April 5, 2011.

For information about the related IBM Sterling Business Integration Suite products available via Passport Advantage®, refer to Software Announcement 211-153, dated April 19, 2011,



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Program
number        VRM      Program name
 
5655-X01      5.1.0    IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS
5655-X02      1.1.0    IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS
                       Subscription and Support
 
5655-X03      4.3.0    IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
5655-X04      1.1.0    IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
                       Subscription and Support
 
5655-X05      1.5.0    IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
5655-X06      1.1.0    IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
                       Subscription and Support
 
5655-X07      6.6.0    IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS
5655-X08      1.1.0    IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS
                       Subscription and Support
 

Product identification number

                     Subscription and
Program PID number   Support PID number
 
5655-X01             5655-X02
5655-X03             5655-X04
5655-X05             5655-X06
5655-X07             5655-X08
 

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=211-154


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The IBM B2B Commerce Education team delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help customers and IBM Business partners successfully deploy service-oriented architecture (SOA) and to integrate B2B Commerce products to achieve the maximum benefit.

Training is available for:

  • IBM Sterling Gentran:Basic for z/OS
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. IBM curriculum provides a unique training value built on exclusive product knowledge direct from IBM developers cemented with expert instructors and flexible time and cost saving training options. The IBM B2B Commerce Education team works closely with product developers and services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. IBM draws from a deep pool of technical experience in the development of our courses and passes that knowledge on to our students.

IBM B2B Commerce Education provides training that spans the spectrum of skills needs from introductory product overviews to advanced offerings. Hands-on labs let you work with fully-functional versions of the software to round out your training experience. Several training options are available, including instructor-led classroom offerings, customized courses, and virtual (online) training that lets you train from your office.

For course descriptions, locations, and availability dates, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere/education/

Click on Sterling Commerce or call 800-IBM-TEACH (800-426-8322).



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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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Product publications

These publications are delivered with the product on CDs only when the product is delivered as physical media. Customers of record can retrieve specific publications from the websites listed under Publications.

Form number     Title
 
LCD7-4762       IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS Documentation
 
LCD7-4770       IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
                Documentation
 
LCD7-4775       IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
                Documentation
 
LCD7-4776       IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS
                Documentation
 

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 50 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.

Soft copy publications

Customers of record can download these publications from the websites listed.

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct

Certificate Wizard

IBM Sterling Connect:Express

IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise

IBM Sterling Gentran

http://www.sterlingcommerce.com/documentation/home/IS/ISHome.html


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For the most current hardware requirements, visit

http://www.sterlingcommerce.com/SysReqs/HomePage.html
Software requirements

For the most current software requirements, visit

http://www.sterlingcommerce.com/SysReqs/HomePage.html

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.

Limitations

Refer to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Direct customer support

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

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

The IBM Sterling Business Integration Suite products are packaged as follows:

                                 Electronic   Physical
Program name                     download     media
 
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct      ShopZ        3590 tape
     for z/OS
IBM Sterling Connect:Express     IWM          CD
     for z/OS
IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise  IWM          CD
     for z/OS
IBM Sterling Gentran             IWM          CD
    for z/OS
 

For IWM downloads, go to

https://www.ibm.com/services/forms/preLogin.do?source=swg-sterlingZprod

IBM Sterling Gentran will be available June 24, 2011. All other products will be available April 29, 2011.

Form
number         Title 
 
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS (5655-X01)
LCD4-4776     IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS
                   Documentation
LCD4-4777     IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser
                   User Interface
LCD4-4778     IBM Sterling Certificate Wizard
LCD4-4779     IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Application
                   Interface for Java
LCD4-4780     IBM Sterling Connect:Direct File Agent
LCD4-4781     IBM Sterling External Authentication Server
GI13-1828     IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS
                   Program Directory
GI13-1829     IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS
                   License Information
GI13-1834     IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS
                   Notice of Included Code
 
IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS (5655-X03)
LCD4-4774     IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
LCD4-4775     IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
                   Documentation
LCD4-4778     IBM Sterling Certificate Wizard
LCD7-4785     IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
                   Adaptor for IBM Sterling B2B Integrator
LCD7-4786     IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
                   Application Interface for Java
GI13-1827     IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
                   License Information
GI13-1833     IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
                   Notice of Included Code
 
IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS (5655-X05)
LCD4-4769     IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
LCD4-4770     IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
                   Documentation
LCD4-4771     IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise HTTP
LCD4-4772     IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise Command
                   Line Client
LCD4-4773     IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise Secure Client
LCD4-4778     IBM Sterling Certificate Wizard
GI13-1826     IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
                   License Information
GI13-1832     IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
                   Notice of Included Code
 
IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS (5655-X07)
LCD4-4761     IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS
LCD4-4762     IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS Documentation
LCD4-4763     IBM Sterling Standards for EDI for z/OS
LCD4-4764     IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS Realtime
LCD4-4765     IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS Viewpoint
LCD4-4766     IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS Structure
LCD4-4767     IBM Sterling Gentran:Plus Add-on for z/OS
LCD4-4768     IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS Control
GI13-1825     IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS License Information
 

These programs, when downloaded from a website, contain the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features of IBM Sterling Connect:Direct

  • Comprehensive, standards-based cryptographic solution offering strong mutual authentication, data confidentiality, and data integrity
  • Multiple selectable cipher suites to ensure compliance with corporate security standards
  • Flexible security options to control access to data, network or system resources
  • Interfaces to operating system and third-party access control and security software, as well as an LDAP interface to external authentication services
  • Comprehensive statistics and logging capabilities to provide full auditing of all file transfer activities

Security and auditability features of IBM Sterling Connect:Express

  • Comprehensive, standards-based cryptographic solution offering strong mutual authentication, data confidentiality, and data integrity
  • Multiple selectable cipher suites to ensure compliance with corporate security standards
  • Flexible security options for control of requests issued by a known partner or local originator, control of access to data, and control of flows with specific protection depending on the direction of the file transfer
  • Interfaces to operating system access control facilities Comprehensive statistics and logging capabilities to provide full auditing of all file transfer activities

Security and auditability features of IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise

  • Supports industry-standard secure file transfer protocols, including FTP/S (on UNIX® and z/OS), SFTP (on UNIX), and AS2 (on UNIX)
  • Protects internal systems from potential intruders by placing incoming and outgoing files in a secure repository made up of mailboxes, where data can be picked up or dropped off. Mailbox data is fully protected against unauthorized access and can be optionally encrypted.
  • Includes comprehensive logging capabilities to provide full auditing of all file transfer activities

Security and auditability features of IBM Sterling Gentran

IBM Sterling Gentran uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system. 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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Charge metric
Program name                        PID number   Charge metric
 
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for     5655-X01     Per Value Unit
z/OS V5.1
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for     5655-X02     Per Value Unit
z/OS Subscription and Support V1.1
 
IBM Sterling Connect:Express        5655-X03     Per Value Unit
for z/OS V4.3
IBM Sterling Connect:Express        5655-X04     Per Value Unit
for z/OS Subscription and
Support V1.1
 
IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise     5655-X05     Per Value Unit
for z/OS V5.1
IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise     5655-X06     Per Value Unit
for z/OS Subscription and Support V1.1
 
IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS V6.6  5655-X07     Per Value Unit
IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS       5655-X08     Per Value Unit
Subscription and Support V1.1
 

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

Program
number      Program name                        Value unit exhibit 
 
5655-X01    IBM Sterling Connect:Direct         VUE007
            for z/OS
5655-X02    IBM Sterling Connect:Direct         VUE007
            for z/OS Subscription and Support 
5655-X03    IBM Sterling Connect:Express        VUE007
            for z/OS
5655-X04    IBM Sterling Connect:Express        VUE007
            for z/OS Subscription and Support 
5655-X05    IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise     VUE007
            for z/OS
5655-X06    IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise     VUE007
            for z/OS Subscription and Support 
5655-X07    IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS       VUE007
5655-X08    IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS       VUE007
            Subscription and Support 

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 through ShopZseries

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct can be ordered through ShopZseries. 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 website at

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

Ordering through IBM Web Membership (IWM)

The following IBM Sterling Business Integration Suite products can be ordered through the IWM website.

  • IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
  • IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS
https://www.ibm.com/services/forms/preLogin.do?source=swg-sterlingZprod
Basic license

On/Off Capacity on Demand

Sterling Business Integration Suite products are eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand with a temporary use charge (TUC) calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name: Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS
Program PID:  5655-X01
 
Entitlement                         
identifier    Description           License option and pricing metric
 
S016PNF       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per MSU-day TUC
              Connect:Direct
              for Z/OS 

Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
Program PID:  5655-X03

Entitlement                         
identifier    Description           License option and pricing metric
 
S016PNJ       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per MSU-day TUC
              Connect:Express
              for Z/OS 

Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
Program PID:  5655-X05

Entitlement                         
identifier    Description           License option and pricing metric
 
S016PNL       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per MSU-day TUC
              Connect:Enterprise
              for Z/OS 
Program name: IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS
Program PID:  5655-X07
 
CC1
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric
 
S016PNG       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per MSU-day TUC
              Gentran for z/OS
 
CC2
Entitlement                         
identifier    Description           License option and pricing metric

S016PPD       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per MSU-day TUC
              Gentran Plus Add On
 

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

                          Value
              MSUs        Units/MSU
               
Base tier     1-3         1.00
Tier A        4-45        0.45
Tier B        46-175      0.36
Tier C        176-315     0.27
Tier D        316+        0.20
 

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.

Base products

Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS
Program PID:  5655-X01
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric
 
S016PNF       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per value unit
              Connect:Direct
              for Z/OS
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PPC       English               3590 Tape
 
Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
Program PID:  5655-X03
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric
 
S016PNJ       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per value unit
              Connect:Express
              for Z/OS
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR3       English               CD 
Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
Program PID:  5655-X05
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric
 
S016PNL       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per value unit
              Connect:Enterprise
              for Z/OS
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR4       English               CD
 
Program name: IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS
Program PID:  5655-X07
 
CC1
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric
 
S016PNG       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per value unit
              Gentran for z/OS
 
CC1
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR6       English               CD
 
CC2
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric
 
S016PPD       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per value unit
              Gentran Plus Add On
CC2
Orderable
supply ID     Language             Distribution medium
 
S016PR8       English              CD
 

Subscription and support products

Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Subscription
              and Support
Program PID:  5655-X02
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           Pricing metric
 
S016PNK       IBM Sterling          Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
              Connect:Direct        No charge, decline SW S&S
              for z/OS              Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR1       English               Hardcopy publication
 
Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS Subscription
              and Support
Program PID:  5655-X04
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           Pricing metric
 
S016PNM       IBM Sterling          Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
              Connect:Express       No charge, decline SW S&S
              for z/OS              Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR2       English               Hardcopy publication
 

Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
              Subscription and Support
Program PID:  5655-X06
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           Pricing metric
 
S016PP4       IBM Sterling          Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
              Connect:Enterprise    No charge, decline SW S&S
              for z/OS              Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR5       English               Hardcopy publication
 
Program name: IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS Subscription and Support
Program PID:  5655-X08
 
CC1
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           Pricing metric
 
S016PNH       IBM Sterling          Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
              Gentran for z/OS      No charge, decline SW S&S
                                    Per MSU SW S&S registration
CC1
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PWG       English               Hardcopy publication
 
 
CC2
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric
 
S016PPG       IBM Sterling          Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
              Gentran Plus Add On   No charge, decline SW S&S
                                    Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
CC2
Orderable
supply ID     Language             Distribution medium
 
S016PR9       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. 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 CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®.

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

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

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac, include:

  • 3590
  • 3592

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general availability. 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 general availability
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after general availability 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.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

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

IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information form number
Product                                             License
identifier   Product name                           Instruction ID
 
5655-X01     IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS   L-JEBT-8DFDQT
5655-X02     IBM SterlingConnect:Direct for z/OS
                 Subscription and Support
 
5655-X03     IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS  L-JEBT-8BHFBY
5655-X04     IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
                 Subscription and Support
 
5655-X05     IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise        L-JEBT-8DEILN
                 for z/OS
5655-X06     IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise
                 for z/OS Subscription and Support
 
5655-X07     IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS          L-JEBT-8BGHTV
5655-X08     IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS
                 Subscription and Support
 

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

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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes. Refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

Yes. Software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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 the date of acquisition may be elected.

While your Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and for code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone for Severity 1 issues 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, visit

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/handbook/acquisitions.html

Click on Sterling Commerce.

Software Subscription and Support (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.

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.

Products eligible for single version charging

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

Program                                               
number     Program name                     Terms                  
 
 
5655-X01   IBM Sterling Connect:Direct      Execution-based           
           for z/OS
5655-X02   IBM Sterling Connect:Direct      Execution-based            
           for z/OS S&S 
5655-X03   IBM Sterling Connect:Express     Execution-based           
           for z/OS
5655-X04   IBM Sterling Connect:Express     Execution-based            
           for z/OS S&S 
5655-X05   IBM Sterling                     Execution-based 
           Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
5655-X06   IBM Sterling                     Execution-based 
           Connect:Enterprise 
           for z/OS S&S 
5655-X07   IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS    Execution-based           
5655-X08   IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS    Execution-based
           S&S
 
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 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 IBM System z Machines Exhibit(125-3901), or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits website

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

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

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IB 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 website

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 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 System z 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 an eligible operating system and machine (for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64 bit) mode on a System z ((or equivalent) server).

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

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 IBM System z On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



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IBM Electronic Services
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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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Prices
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Base products

Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS
Program PID:  5655-X01
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric
 
S016PNF       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per value unit
              Connect:Direct
              for Z/OS
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PPC       English               3590 Tape 
Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS
Program PID:  5655-X03
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric
 
S016PNJ       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per value unit
              Connect:Express
              for Z/OS
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR3       English               CD 
Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
Program PID:  5655-X05
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric
 
S016PNL       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per value unit
              Connect:Enterprise
              for Z/OS
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR4       English               CD 
Program name: IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS
Program PID:  5655-X07
 
CC1
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric
 
S016PNG       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per value unit
              Gentran for z/OS
 
CC1
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR6       English               CD
 
CC2
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric
 
S016PPD       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per value unit
              Gentran Plus Add On
CC2
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR8       English               CD
 

Subscription and support products


Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Subscription
              and Support
Program PID:  5655-X02
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           Pricing metric
 
S016PNK       IBM Sterling          Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
              Connect:Direct        No charge, decline SW S&S
              for z/OS              Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR1       English               Hardcopy publication
 
Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Express for z/OS Subscription
              and Support
Program PID:  5655-X04
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           Pricing metric
 
S016PNM       IBM Sterling          Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
              Connect:Express       No charge, decline SW S&S
              for z/OS              Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR2       English               Hardcopy publication 
Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS
              Subscription and Support
Program PID:  5655-X06
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           Pricing metric
 
S016PP4       IBM Sterling          Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
              Connect:Enterprise    No charge, decline SW S&S
              for z/OS              Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR5       English               Hardcopy publication
 
Program name: IBM Sterling Gentran for z/OS Subscription and Support
Program PID:  5655-X08
 
CC1
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           Pricing metric
 
S016PNH       IBM Sterling          Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
              Gentran for z/OS      No charge, decline SW S&S
                                    Per MSU SW S&S registration
CC1
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PWG       English               Hardcopy publication 
 
CC2
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric
 
S016PPG       IBM Sterling          Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
              Gentran Plus Add On   No charge, decline SW S&S
                                    Per MSU SW S&S registration

CC2
Orderable
supply ID     Language              Distribution medium
 
S016PR9       English               Hardcopy publication
 

IBM Global Financing

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

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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

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

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


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

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

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.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

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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

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