IBM Content Integrator for z/OS V8.6

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-178
May 24, 2011

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

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IBM® Content Integrator for z/OS® V8.6 provides:

  • Additional service-oriented architecture (SOA) support for security, chargeback, and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) integration
  • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and chargeback support
  • Repository event-level integration for IBM FileNet® Content Manager and IBM DB2® Content Manager repositories
  • Consumability improvements, including logging enhancements, simplified administration, and installer enhancements to the platform
  • Currency with IBM Enterprise Content Management as well as non-IBM repositories
  • Connector updates for enhanced integration

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IBM Content Integrator for z/OS V8.6 delivers federated access to information and unstructured content stored in disparate content management repositories from IBM and third-party vendors such as EMC Documentum, OpenText, Microsoft®, and others. IBM Content Integrator for z/OS V8.6 runs native on z/OS, provides a single, consistent interface into disparate repositories, providing a complete platform for deploying applications which span multiple content sources. IBM Content Integrator, whether used with FileNet Content Federation Services (CFS) or as an application development platform, is designed to deliver consistent experiences with content across heterogeneous sources, thereby delivering cost savings that result in simplified administration, training, and ongoing maintenance.

IBM Content Integrator for z/OS V8.6 includes:

  • Enhancements to connectors and repository integration to improve federated search and update capability across multiple disparate content management and workflow systems
  • Enhancements to service-oriented architecture (SOA) to provide chargeback support and integration with Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) to extend completeness as an enterprise platform for deploying repository-spanning applications and workflows
  • Repository event integration to enhance bidirectional access to content and workflow, as well as the underlying functionality
  • Updated currency with around 13 prebuilt connectors to the leading content management and workflow systems

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Key prerequisites
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Refer to Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

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Planned availability date
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June 10, 2011

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IBM Content Integrator for z/OS V8.6 introduces new capabilities in the areas of service-oriented architecture (SOA), integration, performance, and consumability.

IBM Content Integrator introduced basic SOA capabilities in V8.5, which were extended in V8.5.1 to include support for Create, Update, and Delete functions. IBM Content Integrator for z/OS V8.6 introduces new capabilities, including for SOA security, chargeback, and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). This further extends the SOA functions with availability of high-level services such as those provided by the SOA interface as well as enhanced SOA security and the ability to offer chargeback for use of services in Content Integrator. These enhancements provide you with more options for how you use IBM Content Integrator to take advantage of the benefits of SOA, including easier access to content, advanced security management, and the ability, via chargeback, to offer content access as a for profit service. IBM Content Integrator for z/OS V8.6 performs these functions native on z/OS.

Repository integration enhancements include event integration, which provides the ability to trigger IBM Content Integrator actions and processes from changes in repository content states. This capability provides tight integration of content and federation processes across disparate content sources.

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IBM Content Integrator for z/OS V8.6 provides a number of enhancements to the offering's existing capabilities to help you gain access to trusted content in disparate repositories for better, faster decisions whether for faster service, information lifecycle governance, advanced case management, and other solutions that require federated access to such content. If you are faced with content silos in multiple repositories, you can take any or all of three approaches:

  • Use IBM Content Integrator for z/OS, a native z/OS "content integration" solution, where all repositories can be accessed, resulting in bidirectional, real-time access to the content in each repository.
  • Use IBM Content Integrator for z/OS with content federation services in IBM FileNet Content Manager to create a master catalog in P8, so that P8 applications such as records management and business process management can access the metadata from third-party repositories from within P8 as if it was native P8 content.
  • Choose an information access strategy driven by your unique requirements. Take advantage of having the option to use a content integration or a content federation strategy as a temporary or permanent option you can control if and when you will expose yourself to the risks and expenses associated with content migrations.

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).

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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
5655-V78       V8.6    IBM Content Integrator for z/OS

Product identification number

                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number

5655-V78            5655-V79

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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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One copy of the following publications is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material and can be ordered immediately after planned availability:

Title                                                   Order number
IBM Content Integrator for z/OS V8.6 LI                 GC19-3236
IBM Content Integrator for z/OS V8.6 Program Directory  GI10-8870 

The IBM Publications Center

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

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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any IBM System z® processor, capable of running the required level of operating system, that has enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites.

Disk space requirement

The following shows the minimum recommended disk space for a typical installation. The needed tracks vary depending on the file system used and the components installed. The following numbers are for reference only.

IBM Content Integrator for z/OS

Disk space               6,000 tracks
Software requirements

IBM System z

  • z/OS V1.10
  • z/OS V1.11
  • z/OS V1.12

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

Planning information


IBM Content Integrator for z/OS V8.6 is distributed with the following content:

  • Basic machine-readable material
  • Program Directory
  • License Information

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Software Services
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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

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Charge metric
                 Part number or
Program name     PID number            Charge metric
IBM Content      5655-V78              Value Units
 Integrator for
Subscription     5655-V79              Value Units
and Support
for IBM Content

User Value Unit (UVU)

UVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. UVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) are based on the number and type of users for the given program. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of UVUs required for licensee's environment as specified in the table below. The UVU entitlements are specific to the program and type of user and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with UVU entitlements of another program or type of user. Refer to the program specific UVU table.

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

number      Program name                Value Unit exhibit

5655-V78    IBM Content Integrator      VUE007
            for z/OS 

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 User Value Unit. 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 website at
Program number - Program name

5655-V78      IBM Content Integrator for z/OS
Basic license one-time charge
Basic license

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

Program name: IBM Content Integrator for z/OS V8.6
Program PID:  5655-V78
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric

S015MGJ      IBM Content Integrator       Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             for z/OS                     Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
Orderable supply ID    Language                Distribution medium

S0166GG                English                 3590 tape
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V79
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric

S015MGM   IBM Content Integrator  Basic ASC, per Value unit
          for z/OS                SW S&S, No charge, decline SW S&S
                                  Per MSU SW S&S Registration
Orderable supply ID    Language                Distribution medium

S015MGN                English                 Hardcopy pub

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

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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Terms and conditions
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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.


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

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

License Information form number

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


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

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.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)


IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies


Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

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

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


System i Software Maintenance applies


Variable charges apply


Educational allowance available

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

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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

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Information on charges is available at

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: Content Integrator for z/OS V8.6
Program PID: 5655-V78
Entitlement                                License option/
identifier   Description                   Pricing metric

S015MGJ      Content Integrator for        Basic OTC, per value unit
             z/OS V8.6                     Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC 

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V79

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric

S015MGM      Content Integrator           Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
             for z/OS V8.6 S&S            No charge, decline SW S&S
                                          No charge per MSU
                                          SW S&S registration

Passport Advantage

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

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

IBM, z/OS, FileNet, DB2, System z, SystemPac, Passport Advantage and ValueNet are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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