IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS , V7.0 offers enhancements in the areas of usability, high availability, performance management, and cloud computing

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-277
July 26, 2011


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
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WebSphere® Virtual Enterprise for z/OS®, V7.0 can enable you to extract more value out of your existing middleware and cloud environments and:

  • Helps lower the total cost of ownership and increase the overall quality of service
  • Helps allow seamless upgrades of applications without any single user experiencing an outage
  • Provides the capability to dynamically adjust the server resource applied to workloads in a shared environment based upon service policies
  • Helps remove the need to provision for peak utilization for every application in siloed fashion
  • Provides the ability to detect potentially dangerous scenarios and take preemptive action before an outage occurs
  • Provides application virtualization for your cloud environment
  • Supports the tenets of autonomic computing: self-managing, self-healing, and self-optimizing


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WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0 provides additional platform support to complement the previously announced distributed WebSphere Virtual Enterprise V7.0 offering.

WebSphere Virtual Enterprise can enhance your middleware environments by delivering value in three primary areas:

  • Application edition management
  • Health management
  • Dynamic workload management

Application edition management can provide the ability to test new versions of an application in production without affecting the current version, roll out new versions of applications without incurring downtime for a maintenance window, and to run multiple editions concurrently.

Health management can make your middleware self-healing by detecting unhealthy conditions and automatically taking corrective actions. Both of these capabilities improve the resiliency and availability of applications managed by WebSphere Virtual Enterprise.

Dynamic workload management can cause an application's footprint to change automatically at runtime based on incoming demand for that application. This allows multiple applications, sharing a common resource pool, to provision for their average utilization, and to share a set of resources that handle peak usage scenarios. Without dynamic workload management, these applications would likely be deployed in silos, with each application being allocated physical resource to serve peak usage.

Application edition management, health management, and dynamic workload management can enhance your middleware infrastructure.

WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0 offers exciting new capabilities:

  • Usability
    • Fine-grained security support
    • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap generation
    • On demand router (ODR) maintenance mode
  • High availability
    • ODR health monitoring
    • ODR dynamic clusters
    • ODR OutOfMemory prevention
    • Health management Performance Monitoring Infrastructure (PMI) enhancements
    • Excessive memory health policy enhancements
    • Segregating HTTP traffic by ODR cluster
  • Performance management
    • Multi-cell performance management
    • Application placement controller consolidation mode
    • Application placement controller parallel start
    • Service policies without response time goals

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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  • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.17
  • Any hardware that supports z/OS and z/OS.e V1.7 or later

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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July 29, 2011



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WebSphere Virtual Enterprise provides features that can help lower your total cost of ownership while increasing your quality of service. WebSphere Virtual Enterprise accomplishes this by providing value in the areas of high availability, performance management, application infrastructure virtualization, and the management of cloud environments. Use WebSphere Virtual Enterprise to help enhance operational efficiency by deploying dynamic operations, service high-volume transactional workloads with linear scalability and high availability, and manage large scale, continuously available WebSphere Application Server environments.

New features of Version 7.0

Fine-grained security support

In WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0, the panels in the administrative console are filtered to appropriately govern access to the product resources based upon the administrator's roles. Version 7.0 is now more fine-grained, meaning that access can be granted to each user per resource instance. In earlier releases, users who were granted administrative roles could administer all of the resource instances in the cell.

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap generation

WebSphere Virtual Enterprise can generate SNMP Version 1 traps for health events and dynamic cluster start and stop application server events. Sending an SNMP trap is one of the actions that can be performed when a health policy is triggered. The SNMP trap contains the name of the health policy that was triggered, when the health policy was triggered, and where the health policy was triggered.

In the case of dynamic cluster events, when the application placement controller starts or stops an application server, the controller can send an SNMP trap notifying an SNMP management endpoint.

On demand router (ODR) maintenance mode

WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0 supports both node and server maintenance modes for ODRs. Node maintenance mode can be used to perform node-level maintenance for the ODR nodes just as node-level maintenance could previously be performed for the application server nodes. Similarly, server maintenance mode can be used for the ODRs and the application servers.

ODR health monitoring

Health monitoring is now extended to the ODR tier, which means the ODR can be set as a target of health policies, thus detecting and automatically correcting ODR health issues. As a result, the environment can be more highly available.

ODR dynamic clusters

Dynamic clusters of ODRs can be created, which means that the application placement controller selects the best node on which to start the minimum number of ODRs. If an ODR stops for any reason, the application placement controller will then start a new instance. A dynamic cluster isolation policy can be configured to prevent ODRs from running on the same node with application servers. An ODR dynamic cluster will not currently grow beyond the minimum number of instances.

ODR OutOfMemory prevention

Because the ODR is completely asynchronous, it can scale to an extremely high number of concurrent connections. If application server threads begin to slow down or hang due to some condition, such as a slow database, the number of concurrent requests through a single ODR can increase dramatically. In order to prevent the ODR from running out of memory due to the large number of connections that can accrue, the ODR automatically starts rejecting requests, and thus closing connections, when the heap utilization exceeds a maximum threshold.

Health management Performance Monitoring Infrastructure (PMI) enhancements

A custom health policy can be created and used to configure any PMI metric. Prior to WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0, the number of PMI metrics available through health management was limited to the metrics provided in the administrative console.

Excessive memory health policy enhancements

Before Version 7.0, the excessive memory health policy calculated the amount of heap used by a Java™ virtual machine (JVM) by periodically sampling the amount of free heap. Version 7.0 provides the option of only sampling the amount of free heap after a full garbage collection.

Segregating HTTP traffic by ODR cluster

WebSphere Virtual Enterprise provides a service to automatically regenerate and propagate the Web server plug-in configuration file each time a change is made, which should affect how the plugin routes. This service can now cause the web server plug-in to route traffic by application, deployment target, or virtual host, or node group to a specific ODR cluster.

Application placement controller elasticity mode

The new elasticity mode adds additional logic that causes the application placement controller to minimize the number of nodes that are used while still meeting service policy goals. This can be particularly useful on server virtualization platforms in order to minimize the number of virtual machines that are active and thus minimize the resource usage.

In addition, custom scripts can be automatically invoked when adding or removing cluster resources based on current application demand.

Application placement controller parallel start

The parallel start feature can be used to allow the application placement controller to send start requests simultaneously for any number of instances for a particular node. By doing so, the default behavior of starting one instance at a time for a particular node can be overridden.

Before Version 7.0, when instances are started on a particular node, the instances are started in a series to limit the amount of CPU usage that is required for starting a Java virtual machine (JVM). This feature can be used to minimize the amount of time that is required to start the environment.

Service policies without response time goals

To aid in the ease of use of the product, performance management without response time goals is supported in WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0. Providing correct response time goals requires performing load testing to determine a reasonable value. This feature eliminates the need for performance testing. Instead, the product simply uses the importance of a service policy to manage performance.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0 is capable as of July 29, 2011, when used in accordance with associated IBM 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 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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WebSphere Virtual Enterprise enables intelligent management of your application infrastructure by providing virtualization. This unique technology helps you consolidate application servers, maximize utilization while monitoring application health, and improve service and application performance for enhanced infrastructure flexibility and agility.



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Description               Availability date    Language

WebSphere Virtual         July 29, 2011        English
 Enterprise for z/OS,
 V7.0

 


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Program                 Program
number         VRM      name
 
5655-V64       V7.0.0   WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS
 
5655-V65       V1.1.0   WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS -
                         Software Subscription and Support

Product identification number

                        Subscription and
Program PID number      Support PID number
 
5655-V64                5655-V65


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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=211-277


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The publication WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0 - Program Directory (GI11-9851), is shipped with this program:

Displayable soft copy publications

The following soft copy documentation is available on the WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Library page. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/extend/virtualenterprise/library/
  • Program Directory for WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0.0
  • Customization Guide for WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0.0
  • Migration Guide for WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0.0


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • Any hardware that supports z/OS and z/OS.e V1.7 or later
  • Minimum 512 MB central storage, 1 GB recommended
Software requirements
  • Operating system (31-bit and 64-bit)
    • z/OS: V1.7, V1.8, V1.9, V1.10, V1.11, or V1.12
    • z/OS.e: V1.7 or V1.8
  • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.17 or higher

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

Packaging

WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0 is shipped via CBPDO or other customized offerings on 3590 tape.

Security, auditability, and control

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
                        Part number or
Program name            PID number           Charge metric
 
WebSphere Virtual       5655-V64             Value Unit
 Enterprise for z/OS,
 V7.0

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

Program
number                   Program name                    Value Unit exhibit
 
5655-V64                 WebSphere Virtual Enterprise    VUE007
                          for z/OS, V7.0

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 website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp
5655-V64   WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0
 
5655-V65   WebSphere Virtual Enterprise
            Software Subscription and Support
 
Basic license

On/Off CoD

WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name  WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0
Program PID   5655-V64
 
Entitlement                          
identifier      Description           License option/Pricing metric
 
S016RFT         WebSphere Virtual     Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                Enterprise for
                z/OS, V7.0
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       Value Units/MSU

Base         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.

Program name: WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0
Program PID:  5655-V64
 
Entitlement                                   
identifier             Description                      License option/Pricing metric
 
S016RFT                WebSphere Virtual Enterprise     Basic OTC, Value Units
                       for z/OS, V7.0
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                         Distribution medium
 
S016RFP                US English                       3590 tape cartridge uncomp
 

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V65

Entitlement                              
identifier             Description                      License option/Pricing metric
 
S016RFV                WebSphere Virtual                Basic ALC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                       Enterprise for z/OS -            No charge, decline SW S&S
                       Subscription and Support         Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                         Distribution medium
 
S016RFS                US 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.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

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

License form number: L-JTHS-83DM5Z

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

For additional information, 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

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                                             
number      Program name           Terms                 
 
5655-V64   WebSphere Virtual       Execution-based
            Enterprise for
            z/OS, V7.0
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, Z125-3901, 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 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 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.

IBM Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing for z/OS IPLA Software applies.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

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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Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: WebSphere Virtual Enterprise for z/OS, V7.0
Program PID:  5655-V64
 
Entitlement                                  
identifier   Description                     License option/Pricing metric
 
S016RFT      WebSphere Virtual Enterprise    Basic OTC, per Value Unit
              for z/OS, V7.0
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V65
 
Entitlement                             
identifier   Description                     License option/Pricing metric
 
S016RFV      WebSphere Virtual               Basic ALC, Value Units SW S&S
              Enterprise for z/OS            No charge, decline SW S&S
             Subscription and Support        Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 

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 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: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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