IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS , V2.3 can deliver expedited backup capability for file-based application data

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-302
September 6, 2011


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Highlights of IBM® Tivoli® Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS®, V2.3:

  • A new Fast Replication Services utility can provide expedited backups for file-based application data.
  • Users of IBM Tivoli Monitoring can:
    • View backup information at a glance
    • Initiate® backup and recovery functions from a single GUI by leveraging Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP)
  • DB2® database image copies can be viewed to help ensure they are synchronized with related data sets used in composite applications.
  • Users of distributed platform backup and replication tools, such as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, can use extended capabilities of IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON® Dashboard Edition to help create a consolidated view of backup status across platforms.
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800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).
 
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IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3 delivers a new utility that can change the economics of point-in-time backup and recovery processes. The fast replication services function can provide expedited backups for file-based application data. This function exploits direct access storage device (DASD) subsystem features, such as Snapshot and FlashCopy®, to perform instantaneous backups instead of Central Processor Unit (CPU)-driven input and output (I/O) operations used by traditional backup utilities. This can dramatically help reduce the cost of backup and recovery operations while providing near-instantaneous performance. With this capability, cost can be reduced and volatile data can be backed up much more frequently, helping ensure better currency on point-in-time backups. In addition, due to the replication speed of the DASD systems, recovery times can be significantly reduced.

Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3 helps maintain a resilient z/OS environment in which complex z/OS applications can be restored quickly from either local outages or disaster situations. It monitors applications automatically, determines the critical datasets that applications use, and helps ensure the applications are backed up when and where they should be.

Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3 delivers control and visibility to help manage critical z/OS backup and recovery activity. It is designed to:

  • Deliver powerful function for fast, reliable, and accurate backups
  • Help identify data that is not backed up, whether by omission or due to system problems
  • Provide alerts so corrective action can be taken

In addition, Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3 can help reduce costs associated with remote DASD replication by helping to identify critical data for replication, providing a localized backup for recovery, and helping to eliminate duplicate backups. Automated, centralized tracking of z/OS backups, including IBM DB2 image copies, can enable quick recovery, ranging from local outages to recovering the z/OS environment offsite. This can help to save crucial time and money and to eliminate error-prone manual processes.



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Refer to the Technical information section.



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September 9, 2011



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IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3 offers flexibility and choice to automate manual, time-consuming tasks by helping to identify critical data assets, automate and expedite the backup of those assets, and provide a centralized inventory of backups. These features can help users quickly recover from local, unplanned outages or recover their z/OS environment offsite, and thereby assist in saving crucial time and money.

Enhancements to Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3

  • The Automated Critical Data Identification (ACDI) component delivers a cycle control option for tracking applications based on cycle start and end jobs.
  • The Critical Backup Tracking and Inventory (CBTI) component delivers:
    • Multilevel backup support to help track copies of backups for multisite recovery
    • Backup tracking for additional utilities (ICETOOL, ICEMAN, SYNCSORT, Rocket Software VSAM Assist, and CA-Disk)
    • Backup tracking for user-defined backup utilities (local or home grown)
    • Backup tracking performance enhancements for started tasks
    • A Tape PullList report that now provides tape location slot and bin numbers
  • A new Fast Replication Services function delivers:
    • Exploitation of DASD subsystem functions (FlashCopy, Snapshot, and so on)
    • Instantaneous backups with optional background copy to tape
    • Reduced application outage for backup processing
    • More frequent backups without application impact

Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3 has four key components, each of which adds value to the backup and recovery process:

  • ACDI
  • Aggregate Backup and Recovery Support (ABARS) Manager
  • CBTI
  • Fast Replication Services

ACDI

The ACDI component works through your system's job scheduler, Job Control Language (JCL), and System Management Facilities (SMF) to automatically help identify critical input and output datasets that should be backed up so that as your applications change, the data that is backed up can automatically change as well. A list of the critical data assets used by the application is automatically constructed each time the application executes.

ACDI executes continuously to help identify data assets used by production batch applications, started tasks, and individual users. By automating this process, it helps to prevent critical errors and to devote developers' time to productive activities rather than monitoring the list of assets required for backups.

The list of critical datasets can be used to trigger immediate backup by utilities such as Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS's ABARS support manager component, DFDSS, Innovation's FDR, Innovation's FDR/ABR, or CA-DISK. In addition, the dataset list is an important application analysis tool for developers that can help them identify application data for replication or remote mirroring.

ABARS Manager

In the z/OS environment, those who used ABARS, or in the past have considered ABARS too difficult to manage manually, may find that Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3 can help simplify the process of backing up data from disk, tape, and Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem hierarchical storage manager (DFSMShsm™) migration without recall by using a single data mover and intelligent automated features to help provide a backup and recovery system for critical application data.

One of the more difficult tasks in managing backup and recovery processes is setting up and managing the lists of data associated with z/OS applications, called aggregates. Powerful extensions to the ABARS facility of DFSMShsm help users take advantage of this archiving capability. When using ABARS Manager, users can create synchronized application backups for both local and off-site recovery, and recover applications, by application priority, at the recovery site.

Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS's ABARS Manager component automates and enhances ABARS processes to:

  • Create application backups, including disk, tape, and DFSMShsm migrated data sets needed for recovery
  • Help shorten backup windows and reduce cost by helping to eliminate redundant backups of data that have not changed
  • Automate the backup of changed data
  • Help reduce or eliminate other utility backups, such as full-volume dumps, DFSMShsm automatic backup, or backups taken in batch processing
  • Support local recovery with the Search for Data Set and Recovery feature, allowing single or selective data sets recovery, including tape and migrated data sets
  • Access backup and recovery information and status through one centralized database, viewed using either the TEP interface or an easy-to-use ISPF interface
  • View the full ABARS activity log, all error messages, and a condensed status summary online, which helps make managing backups simple
  • Obtain detailed data set information, including VTOC information with recovery capacity requirements, recovery tape volume serial (VOLSER), and other key planning and operational details
  • Create customized backups using powerful SDSL language that supports over 30 criteria, including the ability to select data by means other than using the data set name
  • Monitor ABACKUP and ARECOVER events, while they are executing, using the ABARS monitor feature
  • Help ensure that users are not missing data needed to process forward into weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual cycles, using the incremental ABARS feature
  • Recover from only the most current backup copy of every data set to help avoid processing errors caused by restoring from older backup copies
  • Prepare catalogs for "empty" or "full" recovery at the recovery site using CATSCRUB
  • Help recover applications by criticality at the recovery site to help meet recovery time objectives for critical applications

CBTI

The CBTI component helps track and inventory backups taken in a z/OS environment without JCL changes. This component helps track and manage backups created by DFSMShsm, Innovation's FDR, Innovation's FDR/ABR, IDCAMS, DFSMShsm Incremental, and AUTODUMP. In addition, it helps track backups taken by applications during their batch processing, with utilities such as IEBGENER, IEBCOPY, and DFSORT™. The inventory helps provide visibility to almost all backups in the environment and recovery support by generating restore jobs. Reporting helps provide proof that critical data is backed up and recoverable. In addition, the CBTI component helps identify what is not backed up in your environment and alerts users so that corrective action can be taken.

The CBTI component helps:

  • Track and inventory all backups in the z/OS environment, including ABARS Manager and IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS backups
  • Be resilient to outages and prepare for local or off-site recovery
  • Find data assets and associated backups easily and restore data with an easy-to-use, familiar ISPF interface
  • Provide proof that critical data has a backup, and helps identify what is not backed up to ensure critical data is not missing
  • Identify which data sets are being backed up multiple times by more than one utility, so users can reduce the occurrence of redundant backups
  • Eliminate the potential for back leveling more current data during restore
  • Build restore JCL and restore data from the backup copy

Fast Replication Services

The Fast Replication Services component can replace existing backup utilities currently in use. By shifting backup and recovery activity to this new utility, users can influence the economics of point-in-time backup and recovery processes. The Fast Replication Services function provides expedited backups for file-based application data. This service exploits DASD subsystem features, such as Snapshot and FlashCopy, to perform instantaneous backups instead of CPU-driven I/O operations that are used by traditional backup utilities. This can dramatically help reduce the cost of backup and recovery operations while providing near-instantaneous performance.

The Fast Replication Services function can:

  • Help reduce costs by performing instantaneous backups
  • Back up volatile data more frequently, helping to ensure better currency on point-in-time backups
  • Help reduce application batch windows through improved backup performance
  • Help significantly reduce recovery times due to the replication speed of the DASD systems

Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3 provides an easy-to-use GUI via the Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP) that can provide backup status and audit readiness at a glance. Integration with other products through the TEP helps make it easier to relate backup status to other aspects of managing the System z® storage environment. Common viewing and take-action capability make it easier to transfer learning from one element of storage management to the next, which can help improve time-to-value and reduce learning costs. The TEP interface provides an easy way to capture expert knowledge directly into the product, to help reduce the constant reliance on experienced subject matter experts, and add flexibility to the user workforce.

Integrates with IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Storage through TEP

Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3 integrates with the IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2 infrastructure components that enable it to supply TEP with key business performance metrics for enhanced visualization and correlation within new workspaces, as well as with other IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2 monitored systems. This integration delivers a single GUI through TEP, which is used by many IBM Tivoli monitoring and management products, including IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Storage, to help discover and investigate problems and take immediate corrective actions.

If you have not separately purchased a license to IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2, you can obtain the TEP-based function by acquiring a no-charge, limited use license to IBM Tivoli Management Services on z/OS, V6.2 (5698-A79). This limited use license is subject to restrictions on use of various IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2 components.

IBM Tivoli Service Management Center for System z (SMCz)

SMCz is an IBM Service Management-based methodology and unified product suite designed to increase the availability of business-critical IT services as well as their stability. It focuses on helping users to more easily program, manage, and administer a mainframe, which is the most robust platform from which to run the business of the enterprise.

Among the many hard dollar business values it endeavors to bring to the user's enterprise, SMCz may:

  • Help optimize productivity of IT personnel and increase end-user satisfaction
  • Align IT operations and the business objectives from a service assurance perspective
  • Align and support the IT Infrastructure Library® (ITIL®) processes within the enterprise

SMCz solutions help to:

  • Provide the required visibility, control, and automation across the service, technical support, operations, security, and financial domains
    • Visibility: Users have a single, integrated view of critical applications on the mainframe, showing the linkages between IT assets and business applications.
    • Control: Users can customize views to support such functions as business services, services requests, finance, security, IT production, support, and operational control.
    • Automation: Based on needs, SMCz combines process automation software such as IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database, IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager, IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager, and IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager®.
  • Enable the transformation from a System z resource management focus to a centralized System z service management mode

One of the key components of SMCz is System z storage management software from IBM Tivoli. Because IBM Tivoli software provides a rich set of System z storage management offerings to help IT organizations address today's enterprise challenges, organizations can benefit from a comprehensive System z storage management solution that bridges silos of people, technology, processes, and information with increased IT operational efficiency and effectiveness.

In addition to traditional Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF), batch interfaces, or both, IBM Tivoli System z storage management offerings use TEP to provide simplified GUIs that help IT staff, who are new to the platform, learn and execute operational tasks. TEP integrates many IBM offerings, creating synergy across the solution. TEP interfaces aggregate and combine performance and availability operational data from many sources, helping to reduce the time and skills needed to diagnose problems and take corrective actions.

An organization may be able to leverage a new generation of workers as it grows and maintains System z skills. The System z storage solution helps manage disk and tape storage environments and hierarchical storage environments (including tapes) more efficiently and effectively.

Key functions:

  • Helps prevent storage-related abends
  • Helps monitor workload inputs and outputs
  • Helps manage performance and availability of both online and offline storage subsystems
  • Helps ensure the health and efficiency of the IBM DFSMShsm environment
  • Provides backup and recovery
  • Checks health
  • Helps maintain the critical Integrated Catalog Facility (ICF) catalogs and Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) files
  • Shares tapes across sysplexes

The IBM System z storage management portfolio includes the following component products. Refer to the website following the product name for product information.

Entitlement information

If you have the current offering listed in the table below, you are entitled to Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3. You can move your Subscription and Support entitlements based on the current Subscription and Support pricing of the replacement offering. You must be current on Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) to be eligible for move of Subscription and Support entitlements. If you are not current on Software Subscription and Support, you will have to pay a get current or Software Subscription and Support reinstatement fee.

The Subscription and Support entitlement move is for the same capacity as currently licensed when moving to the replacement offering. You are entitled to use the software on the same systems that you are currently managing.

For more information on move of Subscription and Support entitlements, contact your IBM representative.

Existing entitlement            Replacement entitlement        

License  S&S PID  Program       License  S&S PID  Program      
PID               description   PID               description  

5698-B17 5698-R17 IBM Tivoli    5698-B17 5698-R17 IBM Tivoli   
                  Advanced                        Advanced     
                  Backup                          Backup       
                  and                             and          
                  Recovery                        Recovery     
                  for z/OS,                       for z/OS,    
                  V2.2                            V2.3         

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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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=211-302

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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number    VRM  Program name

5698-B17  2.3  IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS 

Product identification number

                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number

5698-B17            5698-R17 


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Comprehensive education for IBM Tivoli products is offered through Worldwide Tivoli Education Delivery Services. A wide range of training options are available, including classes led by instructors, learning on demand, on-site training, and blended learning solutions.

For additional information, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/tivoli/education/


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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The following hardcopy publication is shipped with the basic machine-readable material.

                                                   Order
Title                                              number

IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for        GI11-8887
z/OS, V2.3 Quick Start Guide

The publications listed below can be downloaded from the following website after the planned availability date.

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/tivoli/library/
                                                   Order
Title                                              number

IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS,  SC23-9730
V2.3 User's Guide
IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS,  SC23-9732
V2.3 Monitoring Agent Planning and Configuration
Guide
IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS,  SC23-9733
V2.3 Monitoring Agent User's Guide

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 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, where IBM does business.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any machine capable of running IBM z/OS V1.11, or later.

Software requirements

IBM z/OS V1.11, or later.

To run the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Agent and its TEP interface, the following software is required:

  • IBM Tivoli Management Services on z/OS, V6.2.2 or IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.2
  • One of the following operating systems for the TEP interface:
    • Microsoft® Windows®
    • Linux®
    • UNIX®

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

Direct customer support

Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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

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

Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • 3590 tape cartridge
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains 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

Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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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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Licensing metric definitions

Engine

An engine is also referred to as a central processor (CP) or processor. Engines for traditional workloads are called General Purpose CPs. Engines for Linux workloads are called Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or Linux-only engines. Engines for Coupling Facility workloads are called Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) engines.

Managed processor (charging under full capacity in the managed environment)

Charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors, which require Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs), are defined in the License Information's program-unique terms.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs are required by the program's valuation method.
  4. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blades with which the program is affiliated.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage® website
    http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Millions of Service Units (MSUs)

MSU is defined as millions of CPU service units per hour, which is the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390® or System z software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM, or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).

For more detailed information about System z software pricing, go to

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/resources/swprice/

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm, and hot. In cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire other license or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.

As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes.

Cold: A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Warm: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Hot: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlements for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.

Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files, or transactions, maintaining a heartbeat, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Value Unit

Value Unit is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. Value Unit entitlements are based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement, for example, MSUs, Users, Engines, Tape Drives, and so, for the given software. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of Value Units required for Licensee's environment as specified in the specific Program terms. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to the Program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Pricing example

The following pricing example applies to Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3.

System z server = 1,500 MSU System z server

The product in this example employs Value Unit slope VUE007 (VUE = Value Unit Exhibit). The scales below are used to calculate the equivalent number of Value Units for a specified number of MSUs.

In the example below, if the customer has installed 1,500 MSUs, the applicable number of Value Units is:

 
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 rounded up to the next integer. In this example, the customer needs to license 344 Value Units.

Value Units for non MSU-based System z processors:

System                         Value Units/System

MP3000 H30                      6
MP3000 H50                      8
MP3000 H70                     12
ESL Models                      2

Value Units for IBM 9672 processors are based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all System z systems measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the IBM System/370™, System/390®, and System z Machine Exhibit, Z125-3901.



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The program in this announcement has Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
number      Program name                  Value Unit exhibit

5698-B17    IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup    VUE007
            and Recovery z/OS, V2.3

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 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 US 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

Current licensees

Current licensees, with support in effect, will receive instructions on how to order this update.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for 5698-B17 MSU-based System z offerings:

 
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs             Value Units/MSU

Base        1-3            1.00
Tier A      4-45            .45
Tier B     46-175           .36
Tier C    176-315           .27
Tier D    316+              .20

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

Program name: IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, V2.3
Program PID: 5698-B17
 
Entitlement                                License option/
identifier   Description                   Pricing metric

S01523J      IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup    Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             and Recovery for z/OS         Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S016683                English                    3590 tape cartridge

Subscription and Support PID: 5698-R17
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             Pricing metric

S0154V1      IBM Tivoli Advanced     Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Backup and Recovery     No charge, decline SW S&S
             z/OS S&S                Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                  Distribution medium

S0154J9                English                   Hardcopy publication

 

Subscription and Support

Subscription and Support must be ordered to receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions, at no additional charge. The capacity of Subscription and Support (for example, Value Units or number of processors) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program product number and the appropriate license or charge option.

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

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • 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.

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 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)

This program is 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. This program has 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

GI11-8137

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

Support for the program will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect. 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. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

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)

Software Subscription and Support applies:

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

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

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

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

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

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

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

Program
number    Program name                             Terms

5698-B17  IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery  z/OS based
          for z/OS
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.

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).

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 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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Information on charges is available at website

http://www.ibm.com/support

In the Electronic tools category, select the option for Purchase/upgrade tools.



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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com


For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.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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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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