IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS , V2.7 supports IMS V12 for improved systems management

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-360
October 11, 2011


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
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IMS™ Workload Router for z/OS®, V2.7 supports IMS V12, in addition to IMS V10 and V11, IBM's premier transaction and database manager for critical online applications.

  • Addresses the demands of today's evolving on demand business marketplace in database and transaction processing by delivering the integrity, capability, and performance that you expect from IBM®
  • Assists you with on demand business enablement, growth, availability, and systems management that the newer environments and cost measures require

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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Overview
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IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.7 (5697-B87) delivers support for IMS to help:

  • Balance IMS transaction workloads
  • Manage routing and execution of IMS transaction workloads
  • Improve flexibility in the way IMS transaction workloads are routed

IMS Workload Router can help extend availability, throughput, and time objectives.

IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.7 provides support for IMS V12, in addition to IMS V11 and IMS V10.



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Key prerequisites
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Prerequisites are listed in the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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October 28, 2011



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Description
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IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.7 (5697-B87) supports IMS V12, in addition to IMS V10 and IMS V11, helping you improve the management of this new system environment. IMS V9 is no longer supported.

IMS is a high-performance application and data server for IBM System z®. IMS Workload Router works with the IMS Transaction Manager to route or balance the IMS transaction workload across multiple IMS systems in a sysplex or nonsysplex environment and manages the routing and execution of IMS transaction workloads. It provides flexibility in the way that the workload is routed and allows routing to be changed dynamically. Because IMS Workload Router is integrated with the IMS Transaction Manager software, it provides workload balancing that is transparent to end users and IMS applications.

IMS Workload Router is adaptable to a wide variety of IMS configurations because it supports a configuration that includes one or more router systems coupled with one or more server systems. It can help save you time and effort when designing and coding the many Multiple Systems Coupling user exits that are necessary to achieve the workload balancing that IMS Workload Router provides.

Note: Support for IMS V9 is no longer available with the release of IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.7. The following feature numbers are no longer available with IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.7: 6926, 6928, and 6927.

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Hardware and software support services
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SmoothStart/Installation Services

IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.



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Reference information
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Refer to Software Announcement 211-365, dated October 04, 2011 regarding IBM IMS V12 (5635-A03).

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=211-360


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Program number
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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5697-B87       2.7.0   IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.7 operates on any System z hardware configuration that supports the required software.

Software requirements

Mandatory installation requirements and operating system:

IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.7 requires:

  • z/OS V1.11 (5694-A01), or later

IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.7 is designed to operate with:

  • IMS V10 (5635-A01)
  • IMS V11 (5635-A02) with APAR PM39964/PTF UK68465 and APAR PM45416/PTF UK71252
  • IMS V12 (5635-A03) with APAR PM39983/PTF UK68466 and APAR PM45414/PTF UK71251

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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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 of IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.6 must order this release via MES. Ordering instructions are scheduled to be mailed from IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment to all current licensees by October 28, 2011. When IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.7 is available, IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.6 will no longer be available.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Registered customers can access IBMLink for ordering information and charges.

Shipment will not occur before the planned availability date.

Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

  • Orders entered after the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date for the week following order entry.
  • Orders entered with a scheduled date before the planned availability date will be shipped IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.6.
  • Orders entered with a scheduled ship date after planned availability will be shipped IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.7. Unless a later date is specified, an order is scheduled for the week following order entry.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

  • Orders that ship before the planned availability will receive IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.6.
  • Orders that ship after the planned availability date will receive IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.7.

New users of IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS should specify: Type: 5697 Model: B87

To order, specify the feature number 6930. When Version 2.7.0 is available, Version 2.6.0 will no longer be available.

Basic machine-readable material

The following orderable supply has been withdrawn:

 
Orderable
Supply ID:  Language     Distribution medium  Description
 
S016FLR     US English   3590 1/2" DAT        IMS WLR V2.6 for IMS V9
S016FLP     US English   3590 1/2" DAT        IMS WLR V2.6 for IMS V10
S016FLS     US English   3590 1/2" DAT        IMS WLR V2.6 for IMS 11

The remaining supply information follows:

 
Orderable
Supply ID:  Language     Distribution medium  Description
 
S016TTP     US English   3590 1/2"DAT         IMS WLR for z/OS V2.7
 
Customization options

Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

Initial Shipments
                                                        Feature
Description                                             number

Serial Number Only                                      3444
(suppresses shipment of media and documentation)
 
Initial/MES Ship Media Only                             3470
(suppresses initial shipment of documentation)
 
Initial/MES Ship Publications Only                      3471
(suppresses initial shipment of media)
 
Electronic Software Delivery via the Internet           3451
 
Update Shipments
                                                        Feature
Description                                             number
 
Automatic/PRF Ship Media Only                           3480
(suppresses update shipment of documentation)
 
Automatic/PRF Ship Publications Only                    3481
(suppresses update shipment of media)
 
Ship No Updates                                         3482
(suppresses update shipment of media and
documentation)
 
Expedite Shipments
                                                        Feature
Description                                             number
 
Expedite fee charged to branch office                   3445
(for IBM use only)
 
Expedite fee charged to customer - US only              3446
($30 charge for each product)
 

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Publications

A Licensed Program Specifications and Program Directory are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

                                         Order
 Title                                   number
 
 IMS Workload Router for z/OS
  - Licensed Program Specifications      GC26-8946
  - Program Directory                    GI10-9897
 

The following publications are available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2imstools/details
                                        Order
 Title                                  number

 IMS Workload Router for z/OS
   User's Guide                         SC19-3227

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, and 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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Terms and conditions
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The terms for IMS Workload Router as previously announced in Software Announcement 209-293, dated October 06, 2009, entitled IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.6 (5697-B87) supports IMS V11 for improved system management, licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement, are unaffected by this announcement.

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

Charges did not change with this release of IMS Workload Router for z/OS. Therefore, they are not included in this announcement.

For additional product information, refer to Software Announcement 209-293, dated October 06, 2009.

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http://www-03.ibm.com/financing/us/index.html

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.



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

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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