IBM z/VSE V5.1 - 64-bit virtual for future workloads

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-466
October 12, 2011


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z/VSE® V5.1 is designed to:

  • Offer 64-bit virtual addressing for workload growth or new applications.
  • Introduce an architectural level set (ALS) that requires IBM® System z9® or later.
  • Exploit innovative IBM zEnterprise™ technology:
    • Intraensemble data network (IEDN) support to connect to a zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension (zBX).
    • z/VSE z/VM® IP Assist to allow selected z/VSE TCP/IP applications to access an external network without requiring a TCP/IP stack on z/VSE (z/VM guest only).
    • 4096-bit RSA key support for use with configurable Crypto Express3 for enhanced security.
    • Static power save mode (z196) for clients using Midrange Workload License Charge (MWLC) pricing with the subcapacity option.
  • Exploit enhanced IBM System Storage® options:
    • Copy Export function of the TS7700 Virtualization Engine Series for disaster recovery purposes.
    • Multi-Cluster Grid Support of the TS7700 Virtualization Engine Series for disaster recovery or high availability solutions.
    • The ability to use FCP-attached SCSI disks with:
      • IBM Storwize® V7000 Midrange Disk System.
      • IBM XIV® Storage System.
  • Exploit 4096-bit RSA keys with Encryption Facility for z/VSE V1.2 OpenPGP.
  • Provide Layer 2 and VLAN networking functions for more connectivity options.
  • Add IPv6/VSE V1.1 enhancements including 64-bit virtual exploitation and support for Layer 2 and VLAN.
  • Extend system management and connector functions.

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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z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 again demonstrates IBM's commitment to z/VSE clients.

This new version is another significant step in the ongoing evolution of z/VSE.

z/VSE V5.1 is designed to:

  • Provide 64-bit virtual addressing for workload growth or new applications.
  • Introduce an architectural level set (ALS) that requires IBM System z9 or later.
  • Exploit innovative IBM zEnterprise technology.
  • Exploit enhanced IBM System Storage options.
  • Offer new networking functions for more connectivity options.
  • Provide Connector enhancements for high availability.

z/VSE V5.1 extends the capabilities that were introduced with z/VSE V4.1 (z/Architecture® mode and 64-bit real addressing) and continued with z/VSE V4.2 (more tasks) and z/VSE V4.3 (virtual storage constraint relief).

z/VSE V5.1 continues the z/VSE focus on scalability, security, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and hybrid solutions that exploit z/VSE and Linux™ on System z®.

z/VSE V5.1 enhancements include:

  • 64-bit virtual addressing for applications.
    • 64-bit virtual support vastly increases the virtual storage available in a single address space.

      It is designed to meet the demands of z/VSE clients with growing workloads or those who wish to extend business opportunities with new 64-bit applications. 64-bit virtual support may also help clients who want to keep "more data in memory" to benefit from increased processor storage and processor speed available with the latest IBM System z servers.

      It is built upon z/Architecture capabilities and 64-bit real addressing that were introduced with z/VSE V4.1.

    • z/VSE V5.1 fulfills the statement of direction in Software Announcement 210-313, dated October 05, 2010.
  • IPv6/VSE V1.1 exploitation of 64-bit virtual support.
  • Exploitation of innovative IBM zEnterprise technology.
    • z/VSE V5.1 is designed to participate in a private intraensemble data network (IEDN) that provides connectivity between a zEnterprise and a zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX).
    • z/VSE V5.1 is designed to exploit the z/VSE z/VM IP Assist that allows z/VSE in a z/VM guest environment to access an external network or an IEDN without requiring a TCP/IP stack on z/VSE.
    • z/VSE V5.1 provides 4096-bit RSA keys for use with configurable Crypto Express3 for enhanced security.
    • Encryption Facility for z/VSE V1.2 OpenPGP exploits 4096-bit RSA keys to even better protect data.
    • Static power save mode allows you to reduce the power consumption of IBM zEnterprise 196 when full performance is not required. z/VSE supports this feature for clients using MWLC pricing with the subcapacity pricing option.
  • Exploitation of IBM System Storage options.
    • Copy Export function of the TS7700 Virtualization Engine Series can be used for disaster recovery purposes.
    • Multi-Cluster Grid Support of the TS7700 Virtualization Engine Series enables disaster recovery or high availability solutions.
    • FCP-attached SCSI disks can additionally be used with:
      • IBM Storwize V7000 Midrange Disk System
      • IBM XIV Storage System

z/VSE V5.1 supports IBM System z servers:

  • IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196)
  • IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114)
  • IBM System z10® Enterprise Class (z10™ EC) and IBM System z10 Business Class (z10 BC)
  • IBM System z9 Enterprise Class (z9® EC) and IBM System z9 Business Class (z9 BC)

z/VSE Version 5 executes in z/Architecture mode only. z/VSE V5.1 can run in LPAR mode, or as a guest in any supported z/VM release. z/VSE V5.1 is the preferred follow-on VSE product for clients with z/VSE V4, z/VSE V3, or VSE/ESA installed. Clients may choose to use the Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) process when migrating from z/VSE V4.2 or z/VSE V4.3.

z/VSE V5.1 offers Midrange Workload License Charge (MWLC) pricing metrics, including a subcapacity option, for zEnterprise 196, System z10, and System z9 servers. The smallest z10 BC and z9 BC server capacity setting, A01, does not qualify for MWLC. Clients using the z10 BC and z9 BC capacity setting A01 will always pay a zSeries® Entry License Charge (zELC) for their IBM monthly license charge software.

IBM offers Advanced Entry Workload License Charge (AEWLC) pricing metrics for the z114 server. AEWLC including the subcapacity option is also available for the z/VSE operating system. The smallest z114, capacity setting A01, will be priced using zELC.



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Refer to the Hardware requirements, Software requirements, and Planning information sections for details.



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November 25, 2011



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Enhancements planned for z/VSE V5.1 include:

64-bit virtual addressing for application growth

z/VSE V5.1 is designed to provide 64-bit virtual addressing for user and vendor applications. With z/VSE V4, the concept of z/Architecture mode and 64-bit real addressing was introduced. Virtual addressing was still restricted to 31-bit. This means that the maximum size of a virtual address space in z/VSE V4 is 2 gigabytes (2 GB). Applications with a need for more virtual storage than the 2 GB address space provided sometimes used data spaces or implemented algorithms to manage storage within the 2 GB address space.

64-bit virtual addressing vastly increases the virtual storage that is available within a single address space for growing or new workloads. It allows 64-bit applications to use virtual storage above the 2 GB address (the bar). It may help clients to keep "more data in memory" for improved performance and thus exploits increased processor storage available with the latest IBM System z servers.

z/VSE V5.1 is designed to provide an application programming interface (API), the IARV64 macro, to manage storage above the bar.

The area above the bar can be used for data only. Programs will continue to execute in the first 2 GB of an address space. Existing programs will continue to run unchanged.

The IARV64 macro will be ported from IBM z/OS®. Programs that use the IARV64 macro with the functionality supported by z/VSE are designed to be compatible with z/OS. The supported IARV64 functionality includes private memory objects for use within a single address space as well as shared memory objects which can be shared among multiple address spaces. It also allows applications to fix private memory objects in processor storage both below and above the bar. Therefore, applications with an increased need of fixed storage can avoid using limited processor storage below the bar. 64-bit input/output buffers are not supported at this time.

z/VSE will provide configuration commands to define the limits for memory objects.

Exploitation of innovative IBM zEnterprise technology

  • Intraensemble data network (IEDN)

    An IEDN is a private data network that connects all elements of a zEnterprise ensemble. An ensemble typically consists of a zEnterprise and zEnterprise BladeCenter Extensions (zBXs).

    The IEDN is access-controlled using integrated virtual local area network (VLAN) support. The IEDN requires an OSA-Express feature configured as CHPID type OSX (OSA-Express for zBX). z/VSE V5.1 is designed to support CHPID type OSX and VLANs. This allows z/VSE V5.1 to participate in an IEDN using existing TCP/IP connectivity in either LPAR mode or as a z/VM guest with dedicated OSA-Express for zBX devices.

    CHPID type OSX requires an OSA-Express3 or OSA-Express4s 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) feature.

    Within a z/VM V6.1 guest environment, z/VSE can transparently access an IEDN through a z/VM VSWITCH. This support is also available for z/VSE V4.2 and later.

  • z/VSE z/VM IP Assist (z/VSE VIA)

    z/VSE V5.1 is designed to exploit the "z/VSE VIA function" that allows selected z/VSE TCP/IP applications in a z/VM guest environment to access an external network or an IEDN without requiring a TCP/IP stack on z/VSE. If you plan to use this function, check the z/VSE website after General Availability for additional information.

  • 4096-bit RSA key support with configurable Crypto Express3 for enhanced security

    z/VSE V5.1 is designed to support 4096-bit RSA keys in addition to 2048-bit RSA keys.

    4096-bit RSA keys are exploited by:

    • TCP/IP for VSE/ESA and e-business Connectors for improved SSL security
    • Encryption Facility for z/VSE V1.2 OpenPGP for public-key encryption to even better protect data

    The support for 4096-bit RSA keys requires a Crypto Express3 feature in either coprocessor or accelerator mode. z/VSE supports clear key RSA operations only.

  • FICON® Express8s

    FICON Express8s supports a link data rate of 2, 4, or 8 Gbps autonegotiated and is exclusive to the z196 and z114.

    z/VSE V4.2 and later supports FICON Express8 features in two modes of operation:

    • Native FICON and FICON Channel-to-Channel (CTC) traffic (CHPID type FC)
    • Fibre Channel Protocol (CHPID type FCP) (SCSI disk support)
  • OSA-Express4S

    A new generation of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) OSA-Express features have been introduced that are exclusive to the z196 and z114. The features are:

    • OSA-Express4S GbE (LX and SX):

      The OSA-Express4S GbE features have one CHPID per feature (CHPID type OSD) and two ports associated with the CHPID.

    • OSA-Express4S 10 GbE (LR and SR):

      The OSA-Express4S 10 GbE features have one CHPID per feature and one port associated with the CHPID. A feature can be configured to support CHPID type OSD or OSX.

      The OSA-Express4S features are supported by z/VSE V4.2 and later (CHPID type OSD) and z/VSE V5.1 (CHPID type OSX).

  • Static power save mode

    Static power save mode is a capability of the IBM zEnterprise 196 to help facilitate energy savings. With static power save mode clients have the ability to reduce the power consumption of the IBM zEnterprise 196 when full performance is not required. z/VSE V5.1 supports this feature for customers using Midrange Workload License Charge (MWLC) pricing metrics with the subcapacity pricing option. The support is also available with z/VSE V4.2 and later with PTFs.

Exploitation of IBM System Storage options

  • Copy Export function of the TS7700 Virtualization Engine Series (TS7700)

    The Copy Export function allows a copy of selected logical volumes written to the TS7700 to be removed and taken off-site for disaster recovery purposes. The benefits of volume stacking, which places many logical volumes on a physical volume, are retained with this function. In addition, since the data being exported is a copy of the logical volume, the logical volume data remains accessible by the production host systems.

    z/VSE V5.1 is designed to support the Copy Export function of the TS7700 and thus fulfills several user requirements. The Copy Export function can be used both in an LPAR and in a z/VM guest environment. z/VSE does not support policy management.

  • Multi-Cluster Grid Support of the TS7700 Virtualization Engine Series (TS7700)

    TS7700 multi-cluster grid (grid) refers to two or more physically separate TS7700 clusters that are connected via a customer-supplied TCP/IP network. Logical volume attributes and data can be replicated across the clusters in a grid. Any data replicated between clusters is accessible through any other clusters in a grid configuration. A grid allows you to create disaster recovery and high availability solutions. A disaster recovery solution is achieved when multiple clusters are geographically distant from one another. A high availability solution is achieved when multiple clusters are located in close proximity to one another. If one of the TS7700 clusters becomes unavailable, data can be accessed through another TS7700 cluster until the original TS7700 cluster becomes available again.

    z/VSE 5.1 is designed to support a TS7700 multi-cluster grid and thus fulfills several user requirements. A TS7700 multi-cluster grid can be used both in an LPAR and in a z/VM guest environment. z/VSE does not support outboard policy management. Therefore, the TS7700 Management Interface has to be used for configuration.

  • IBM Storwize V7000 Midrange Disk System

    Storwize V7000 is a midrange disk offering built on IBM System SAN Volume Controller (SVC) technology. It can now be attached through Fibre Channel (FC) switches to z/VSE using Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) subchannels. z/VSE supports Storwize V7000 (SCSI) devices for system use (IPLable z/VSE system devices) and as data devices. z/VSE is designed to support Storwize V7000 devices in both an LPAR and a z/VM guest environment. z/VSE Storwize V7000 support is available with z/VSE V4.2 and later.

  • IBM XIV Storage System

    A high-end open disk system, XIV Storage System can be attached through FC switches to z/VSE using FCP subchannels. z/VSE supports XIV (SCSI) devices for system use (IPLable z/VSE system devices) and as data devices. This support eliminates the need for z/VSE to access XIV devices through the SVC. z/VSE is designed to support XIV devices in both an LPAR and a z/VM guest environment. z/VSE XIV support is available with z/VSE V4.2 and later.

New networking functions that provide more connectivity options

  • TCP/IP communication using Layer 2 (Data Link Layer)

    z/VSE V5.1 is designed to allow Layer 2 in addition to Layer 3 (IP Layer) mode.

    Layer 2 mode provides you with additional connectivity options and gives you more flexibility in mixed IT environments consisting of z/VSE, z/VM, and Linux on System z.

    • In a Layer 3 configuration, the TCP/IP stack uses IP packets that include IP addresses to determine source and destination.
    • In a Layer 2 configuration, the TCP/IP stack uses Ethernet frames that include MAC addresses to determine source and destination.

    The use of both modes is transparent to TCP/IP applications.

    Layer 3 is the default mode for z/VSE devices of type OSAX (OSA Express®, HiperSockets™) and is supported by TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1.5F and IPv6/VSE V1.1. It is the only mode that can be used prior to z/VSE V5.1.

    IPv6/VSE V1.1 is designed to add Layer 2 support for OSA Express devices (CHPID type OSD or OSX) when used in an IPv6 link.

    Layer 2 has to be specified explicitly in the IPv6/VSE configuration.

    Layer 2 support extends the capabilities of your z/VM guest environment:

    • You can now include a z/VM VSWITCH in your z/VSE IPv6 configuration and, when accessing the IEDN through a z/VM VSWITCH, you can use IPv6 links in addition to IPv4 links.
    • Layer 2 support also allows you to share a z/VM VSWITCH with operating systems that require Layer 2 for protocol independent traffic.
  • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) support

    A virtual LAN allows a physical network to be divided administratively into separate logical networks. These logical networks operate as if they are physically independent of each other. VLANs address issues such as scalability, security, and network management.

    z/VSE V5.1 is designed to provide VLAN support for OSA Express (CHPID type OSD and OSX) and HiperSockets devices. In a Layer 3 configuration, VLANs can be transparently used by IPv6/VSE V1.1 and TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1.5F.

    IPv6/VSE V1.1 is required if you want to configure VLANs for OSA-Express (CHPID type OSD and OSX) devices in a Layer 2 configuration that carries IPv6 traffic.

IPv6/VSE V1.1 enhancements

  • Large TCP window support.

    IPv6/VSE V1.1 is designed to support TCP window sizes of 64K (default) or optionally 1 MB, 2 MB, or 4 MB. Large TCP windows can increase throughput of inbound data transfers by reducing TCP window congestion.

  • 64-bit virtual exploitation.

    When running under z/VSE 5.1, large TCP window storage is transparently allocated above the bar.

  • Layer 2 support for OSA-Express (CHPID type OSD and OSX) devices configured as an IPv6 link.
  • VLAN support for OSA-Express (CHPID type OSD and OSX) devices in a Layer 2 configuration that carries IPv6 traffic.

System management enhancements

  • A GDPS® Client is provided for high availability in z/VSE. GDPS (Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™) is a system provided by IBM to ensure high availability and disaster recovery functions in large IT environments. z/VSE V5.1 is designed to provide a GDPS Client for z/VSE (when running as a z/VM guest), which is able to connect to a GDPS controlling system (GDPS K-System). With this support, the GDPS K-System is now able to monitor z/VSE V5.1 systems running under z/VM.
  • Trap Client Extension monitoring is provided for improved flexibility. With z/VSE V4.3, the z/VSE SNMP (Simple Network Monitoring Protocol) trap tool was introduced. The tool allows you to send SNMP Version 1 (V1) traps to one or more SNMP trap receivers. Users could use the SNMP trap tool in a job stream to notify a Network Monitoring station about the status of the job stream.

    z/VSE 5.1 is designed to add an application programming interface (API) that allows the functionality of the z/VSE SNMP trap tool to be used additionally from within a (batch or CICS®) application program.

Operating system component changes

Basic operating system and component changes are often driven by requests submitted by customers and/or user groups. This section cannot cover each and every improvement. However, a few examples are described below. See the z/VSE V5.1 Planning Manual for additional improvements as well as for more details on those shown below.


Note: Although z/VSE is the successor to IBM's VSE/ESA product, many functions and related products may continue to use VSE/ESA in their names.
  • Linux Fast Path enhancements

    z/VSE V4.3 introduced the Fast Path to Linux on System z (Linux Fast Path) function which allows selected TCP/IP applications to communicate with a TCP/IP stack on Linux on System z without requiring a TCP/IP stack on z/VSE.

    z/VSE V5.1 is designed to add IPv6 support to the Linux Fast Path function.

  • Language Environment® for z/VSE

    A number of enhancements have been incorporated into the new LE for z/VSE 1.4.8 release among which are:

    • PL/I Multitasking enhancements.
    • A callable service sample to illustrate how to write single source COBOL batch/CICS programs.
    • Additions to System Programmer C provided samples, updated LE/C support for Librarian Members, and updates to the CEETRACE utility.
    • Enhancements to the LE/VSE C Run-Time Socket API to include IPv6 related functions.
  • e-business Connectors enhancements

    The VSE Script Connector will be enhanced to support additional script functions for LIBR access. In addition, new functions for handling binary data will be supported. The VSE batch Script client will be enhanced to allow symbolic parameters (SETPARM) to be used, the same way as with JCL.

  • VSE/POWER

    For ease of use, the TKN job attribute will be introduced that allows selected VSE/POWER operator commands to address all spooled outputs of one job as an entity.

Migration from CICS/VSE V2.3 to CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA (CICS TS) on z/VSE V4.2

Starting with z/VSE V4.3, CICS/VSE V2.3 is no longer offered as part of the z/VSE package. The CICS coexistence environment was also removed with z/VSE V4.3. End of service has been announced for CICS/VSE V2.3 and will be effective October 31, 2012. CICS TS for VSE/ESA V1.1.1 is supported on z/VSE V5.1. All prior versions, such as CICS/VSE V2.3, are unsupported on z/VSE 5.1.

Improvements in z/VSE V3 and V4.2, including BSM security enhancements, additional VSE tasks, and DOS/VS RPG II support for CICS TS, offer you the capability of migrating your CICS/VSE programs on z/VSE V4.2 prior to performing an upgrade to z/VSE V5.1. Clients migrating to CICS TS might benefit from virtual storage constraint relief addressed in z/VSE V4.3.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

z/VSE V5.1 is capable as of November 25, 2011, when used in accordance with IBM's associated 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.



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This new version provides an evolutionary extension to the z/VSE environment and continues to adhere to the well established strategy of "Protect, Integrate, and Extend" - in short, "PIE."

64-bit virtual support is a natural extension of the concept of z/Architecture mode and 64-bit real addressing introduced with z/VSE Version 4. In line with the strategy of protecting existing investments, this enhancement will allow existing programs to continue to run unchanged.

The IBM zEnterprise System offers a total systems approach to delivering advanced heterogeneous systems management function that is unmatched in the industry. At the core of the zEnterprise System for both midrange and small enterprises is the next-generation mainframe, the zEnterprise 114 (z114). As the newest member of the System z family, the z114 brings the unique value of hybrid computing to a much broader set of businesses.

z/VSE V5.1 provides intraensemble data network (IEDN) support to connect to a zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) through this private internal network. In addition, z/VSE V5.1 supports new adapters and functions introduced with zEnterprise. The new zEnterprise 114 provides a lower-cost entry to System z and new software pricing metrics - Advanced Entry Workload License Charge (AEWLC). On the z196, the Midrange Workload License Charge (MWLC) continues to be available, offering significant savings compared to pre-Version 4 z/VSE or VSE/ESA users and those on older zSeries hardware, prior to z9.



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IBM intends to provide CICS Explorer™ capabilities for CICS TS for VSE/ESA, to deliver additional value.

Linux Fast Path in LPAR environment: IBM intends to provide the Linux Fast Path function for LPAR environments exploiting the zEnterprise HiperSockets Completion Queue. For more information see the statement of direction in Hardware Announcement 111-136, dated July 12, 2011.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.



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SmoothStart/installation services

IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.



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Refer to:

  • Software Announcement 211-118, dated April 12, 2011,
  • Software Announcement 211-409, dated October 12, 2011


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Description     Availability date  Language
 
z/VSE V5.1      11/25/11           English


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Program                Program
number         VRM     name

5609-ZV5       510     z/VSE
5686-CF9       910     z/VSE Central Functions

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=211-466


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z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 base programs

The following is a complete list of z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 base programs, including their release/modification levels.

Note that z/VSE is the successor to IBM's VSE/ESA product and that many products and functions supported on z/VSE may continue to use VSE/ESA in their product names.

                                  Version/
                                  Release/       Program
Program name                      Modification   number       Notes
 
z/VSE Central Functions           9.01.00        5686-CF9     (1)
High Lev Assem z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE  1.06.00        5696-234     (1)
VSE/EREP                          3.05.00        5656-260     (2)
VSE/ICKDSF                        1.17.00        5747-DS2     (2)
CICS Transaction Server for
            VSE/ESA               1.01.01        5648-054
ACF/VTAM for VSE/ESA              4.02.00        5686-065
 - Client/Server (CS)
 - Multi Domain  (MD)
 - Inter Enterprise (IE)
DITTO/ESA for VSE                 1.03.00        5648-099
TCP/IP for VSE/ESA                1.05.00        5686-A04
 - Application Pak
 - NFS Feature                                                (3)
 - GPS Feature                                                (3)
DB2 Server for VSE and VM         7.05.00        5697-F42
 - DataPropagator                 7.04.00
DB2 Client Edition for VSE        7.05.00        5697-F42
 
Note:    (1)   Mandatory product, not selectable.
               All others are optional. Some may have
               commercially available alternatives.
         (2)   No-charge product, not selectable.
         (3)   NFS/GPS require the Application Pak.

z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 optional programs

The following is a complete list of z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 optional programs, including their release/modification levels.

                                  Version/
                                  Release/        Program
Program name                      Modification    number       Notes
 
Optional z/VSE Base Features:
 
Encryption Facility for z/VSE     1.02.00         5686-CF9
HLASM Tool Kit                    1.06.00         5696-234
DITTO/ESA for VSE, VM Option      1.03.00         5648-099
ACF/VTAM Version 4 VM Options     4.02.00         5686-065
 - Client/Server (CS)
 - Multi/Domain  (MD)
 - Inter/Enterprise (IE)
ACF/VTAM APPC for VM                                           VM-format
DB2 Server for VSE and VM         7.05.00         5697-F42     NLV
 - Data Restore Feature
 - Control Center Feature
 - QMF™ for VSE                                                 Base and NLV
 - QMF for Windows™                                             Base and NLV
DB2 Client Edition for VSE        7.05.00         5697-F42     NLV
 
System Control and Networking:
 
IPv6/VSE                          1.01.00         5686-BS1
VSE/ACLR                          1.02.01         5746-XE7
 
Database and Utilities:
 
DL/I VSE                          1.12.00         5746-XX1
CICSVR/VSE                        1.02.00         5686-011
DFSORT/VSE                        3.04.00         5746-SM3
 
Network Control - Current:
 
ACF/SSP                           4.08.01         5686-064
ACF/NCP for IBM 3745              7.08.01         5648-063
X.25 NPSI for ACF/NCP Version 7   3.09.00         5688-035
EP V1 for ACF/NCP Version 7       1.14.00         5735-XXB
 
Languages and Compilers:
 
IBM COBOL for VSE - full function 1.01.00         5686-068
IBM COBOL for VSE - alt. function 1.01.00         5686-068
IBM PL/I for VSE  - full function 1.01.00         5686-069
IBM PL/I for VSE  - alt. function 1.01.00         5686-069
IBM C for VSE/ESA - full function 1.01.00         5686-A01
IBM C for VSE/ESA - alt. function 1.01.00         5686-A01
CCCA for VSE                      2.01.00         5686-A07
IBM Rational COBOL Runtime for    7.05.00         5648-F66
    z/VSE V7.5
DOS/VS RPG II                     1.03.00         5746-RG1
Application Development:
 
Websphere MQ for z/VSE            3.00.00         5655-U97
SDF II                            1.06.00         5746-XXT
 
Business Professional Support
 
GDDM VSE                          3.02.00         5686-057
GDDM IMD                          2.01.03         5668-801
GDDM PGF                          2.01.03         5668-812
GDDM IVU                          1.01.03         5668-723
 
Advanced Function Printing:
 
PSF/VSE Comp. Fonts Base          2.02.01         5686-040
AFP Font Collection S/390®        2.01.01         5648-B33
    - incl. fonts
PPFA/370                          1.01.00         5688-190
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Hardware requirements

z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 will operate on:

 
                                                LPAR        Guest under
IBM System z server                             Mode        z/VM (1)
 
IBM zEnterprise 196                              x              x
IBM zEnterprise 114                              x              x
IBM System z10 Enterprise Class                  x              x
IBM System z10 Business Class                    x              x
IBM System z9 Enterprise Class                   x              x
IBM System z9 Business Class                     x              x
 
x: supported
(1): supported z/VM release required.
     z/VM V6.1 or later requires z10 or later.

Hardware-assisted asymmetric key encryption (RSA only) requires:

  • Crypto Express3 (in either coprocessor or accelerator mode) on zEnterprise or z10.
  • Crypto Express2 (in either coprocessor or accelerator mode) on z10 or z9.

Hardware-assisted symmetric key encryption requires the CPACF feature on a:

  • zEnterprise, z10, z9 for DES, T-DES, and AES-128
  • zEnterprise or z10 for AES-256

zEnterprise is required for:

  • IEDN support
  • Fast Path to Linux on System z function in an LPAR environment
  • z/VSE z/VM IP Assist
  • Static power save mode (z196 only)

z10 or later is required for:

  • Dynamically adding logical CPs without preplanning
  • Large page (1 megabyte page) support
  • AP (Adjunct Processor)-queue interruption facility
  • Dynamically adding and removing cryptographic processors
  • z/VM mode LPAR
Software requirements

Many z/VSE clients choose to run under z/VM for operational flexibility or to supplement the capabilities of z/VSE alone. z/VSE clients who choose to run one or more z/VSE V5.1 systems as guest systems under z/VM will require a supported z/VM release.

For specific functions and for the most current information on z/VM, refer to

http://www.vm.ibm.com

z/VM allows users to exploit state-of-the-art virtualization technology for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Multiple z/VSE production, development, or test images
  • Multiple Linux on System z images to exploit the potential of Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) speciality engines
  • Both z/VSE and Linux on System z to extend the z/VSE capabilities with Linux on System z
  • Both z/VSE and z/OS on a permanent basis

A z/VM mode logical partition (LPAR) allows clients to run z/VSE images on standard CPs and Linux on System z images on IFLs, all in the same z/VM LPAR for enhanced staff productivity and resource efficiency. A z/VM mode LPAR requires z10 or later and z/VM 5.4 or later.

For users running z/VSE V5.1 together with Linux on System z, a Linux distribution is needed. Linux on System z is not provided by IBM. It must be obtained from an independent distributor. For a current list of Linux on System z distributors, refer to

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/linux/index.html
Compatibility

Compatibility aspects include:

  • z/VSE V5 operates in z/Architecture mode only.
  • z/VSE V5.1 will be shipped with a single supervisor, $$A$SUPI, only. Starting with z/VSE V4.1, supervisor generation has been dropped.
  • The support for 'up to 512 VSE tasks' has to be enabled explicitly. A compatibility mode is provided for applications that rely on the 'old' 255 task limit.
  • From z/VSE V4.1 onwards, the Label Area must reside on a virtual disk.
  • If initial installation is performed, the ACF/VTAM 31-bit I/O buffer support is enabled. It might be necessary to increase the number of copy blocks.
  • Starting with z/VSE V4.3, CICS/VSE V2.3 is no longer part of the z/VSE package and the CICS coexistence environment has been removed.
  • Starting with z/VSE V4.3, DL/I V1.12 is the only DL/I release that can be used with z/VSE. It replaces DL/I VSE V1.11 and DL/I DOS/VS V1.10.
  • The German and Spanish national language versions have been dropped with z/VSE V4.1. However, the Japanese national language version continues to be available.

    The optional feature GPS (shipped with TCP/IP for VSE/ESA) does not support Double Byte Character Set (DBCS) printing.

  • The z/VSE V5.1 product is not delivered on 3480 tape cartridges.
Limitations

Limitations when using the Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) process:

  • Fast Service Upgrade to z/VSE V5.1 is possible from z/VSE V4.2 and z/VSE V4.3. The FSU process supports two releases only.
  • Users migrating from VSE/ESA V2.4 or later can either use FSU several times or do an initial installation.
  • Users migrating from a release prior to VSE/ESA V2.4 must use initial installation.
  • If you are using a VSE system with a German or Spanish version, you must use initial installation to upgrade to an English or Japanese version of z/VSE V5.1.
  • If ACF/VTAM 31-bit support is not enabled on your current system, you have to enable it explicitly after FSU to z/VSE V5.1. It might be necessary to increase the number of copy blocks.
  • On a z/VSE V5.1 system DL/I V1.11 or DL/I DOS/VS V1.10 can no longer be used. You have to install DL/I V1.12.
Performance considerations

The overall performance of z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 depends on the individual hardware and software components and on the specific environment and setup parameters.

In general, the overall CPU requirement of z/VSE V5.1 is similar to that of z/VSE V4.3. This applies as long as the same environment is used (for example, Batch or CICS TS for VSE/ESA V1.1.1) without exploitation of new functions. Actual user experience may vary.

For more information on z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 performance, visit the z/VSE home page at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zvse/
User group requirements

This announcement addresses or partially addresses requests from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include WAVV, COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc. Requirements satisfied include:

MR1209096822        Layer 2 support for OSA Express
WAVV200906
MR030409320
MR0928097027        z/VSE with TS7740 - Request Support for COPY
                    EXPORT and GRID Replication
MR052809555         Provide z/VSE support of TS7740 VTS
                    Host Console Request and Copy Export
MR0304092929        Support IPv6 for virtual guest LANs
MR1001103553        Provide VSE/LE support for using VSAM SHR4
                    files updated by multiple partitions
MR0414083924        Show BEAR breaking event in dump

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Fast Service Upgrade

The Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) process is available for users migrating to z/VSE V5.1 from z/VSE V4.3 and z/VSE V4.2.

Status of z/VSE V4.1:

End of service is effective since April 30, 2011.

Status of z/VSE V4.2:

End of service has been announced for z/VSE V4.2 and will be effective October 31, 2012.

Status of CICS/VSE V2.3:

End of service has been announced for CICS/VSE V2.3 and will be effective October 31, 2012.

The end of service dates of z/VSE V4.2 and CICS/VSE V2.3 have been aligned since z/VSE V4.2 is the last z/VSE release that offers CICS/VSE V2.3 as part of the z/VSE package and supports the CICS coexistence environment.

The most current status of z/VSE V4 and z/VSE V5 marketing and support can be found on the z/VSE website at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zvse

This information is provided for planning purposes only and is not a commitment by IBM. IBM plans are subject to change without notice at any time.

Software support not available with z/VSE V5.1:

  • CICS/VSE V2.3

    Starting with z/VSE V4.3, CICS/VSE V2.3 is no longer part of the z/VSE package. The CICS coexistence environment including DL/I DOS/VS V1.10 has been removed.

Optional products no longer available with z/VSE V5.1:

  • DL/I DOS/VS V1.10, DL/I VSE V1.11 (the replacement product is DL/I VSE V1.12)
  • VisualAge® Generator Server V1.2 (the replacement product is IBM Rational® COBOL Runtime for z/VSE V7.5)
  • MQSeries® for VSE/ESA V2.1.2 (the replacement program is IBM WebSphere® MQ for z/VSE V3.0)

Further information on the status of z/VSE and related programs can be found at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zvse/

Software key management:

IPv6/VSE V1.1

IPv6/VSE V1.1 (IPv6/VSE) is an optional product of z/VSE V5.1. It will be shipped with the z/VSE V5.1 Extended Base tape. IPv6/VSE requires a unique user access key. IPv6/VSE can be used for 30 days after activation without a key.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1.5 (Service Pack F)

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA will be shipped with the z/VSE V5.1 Base tape and is installed during the standard z/VSE V5.1 installation. Service Pack F includes the latest service level.

Customers who do not wish to use TCP/IP for VSE/ESA from IBM are requested to run product delete jobs (that are provided with z/VSE V5.1) after system installation, to delete the product from their system.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA will be shipped enabled for demo mode only. This allows you to test the entire function set on your z/VSE V5.1 system in a functionally limited way (not suited for any production purposes).

Each feature of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (Application Pak, NFS, GPS) requires a unique user access key. The license order for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA can be placed either together with any other program with the z/VSE V5.1 product set or alone at a later point in time.

SSL for VSE is also key protected and usable only with the key for the Application Pak. If you use a product key that allows you to run TCP/IP in demonstration mode only, you cannot use SSL for VSE.

The user access keys will be generated and delivered automatically from IBM whenever an order is placed for one of these features.

The TCP/IP for VSE/ESA documentation is available on the z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 DVD (SK3T-8348), or from the Internet.


Note: It is suggested that customers who have licensed "TCP/IP for VSE" from a third-party vendor check which Service Pack, if any, needs to be installed. Customers who have licensed "TCP/IP for VSE" from a third-party vendor should read supplementary information, if available.

PRODUCT ACCESS KEYS FROM IBM AND THIRD-PARTY VENDORS ARE DIFFERENT AND ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE.

DB2® Server for VSE and VM Version 7 Release 5, DB2 Server for VSE Client Edition Version 7 Release 5

DB2 Server for VSE and VM and DB2 Server for VSE Client Edition use an access/usage protection method that requires a password key to enable the software function. The password key will be generated and delivered automatically from IBM when an order is placed for DB2 Server for VSE and VM or DB2 Server for VSE Client Edition.

ACF/VTAM for VSE/ESA Version 4 Release 2

ACF/VTAM for VSE/ESA V4.2 uses an access/usage protection method that requires a password key to enable the software function. The following types may be ordered:

  • Client/Server (CS)
  • Multi Domain (MD)
  • Inter Enterprise (IE)

The password key will be generated and delivered automatically from IBM accordingly when an order is placed for ACF/VTAM for VSE/ESA V4.2.

IBM Customer Key Center

In exceptional cases (for example, off-line situations), it may be necessary to contact the IBM Registration Center by telephone, fax, mail, or email as appropriate. Note that the IBM Registration Center cannot handle product or license orders. You may contact them only if you already have a license for your software program.

Mail:       WW Customer Support
            Lyngbyvej 2
            2100 Copenhagen
            Denmark
Telephone:  - From Australia, call 1-800-992-402
            - From Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea
              and China, call +800-539-274-26
            - From all other countries, call our
              non-toll-free number +45 48 10 10 61
Email:      wwswkeys@dk.ibm.com
Installability

The Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) process is available for users migrating from z/VSE V4.2 or z/VSE V4.3.

Initial installation of z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 is possible on the following disk types:

  • 3380
  • 3390
  • FBA (FBA also includes FCP-attached SCSI disks)
Packaging

Depending on the order, z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 will be packaged and delivered either:

  • On three tape cartridges (of type 3590 or 3592) containing:
    • z/VSE Base (including z/VSE Base products)
    • z/VSE Extended Base
    • DB2 Server for VM & VSE Help Text
  • On CD, containing:
    • DB2 Server for VM & VSE Help Text
    • Readme File
    • z/VSE Base (including z/VSE Base products)
    • z/VSE Extended Base
  • Through electronic delivery (via ShopzSeries) to be downloaded, containing:
    • z/VSE Base (including z/VSE Base products)
    • z/VSE Extended Base
    • Help Text
    • Readme File

Depending on the order, the package will contain one or more additional cartridges for the z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 optional programs, stacked one after the other on the medium.

Program directories and the publication entitlement sets of the ordered z/VSE base and optional programs will be shipped with the z/VSE package. The Program Directory For z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 has the following IBM form number: GI11-9703.

Further information: For further information, refer to the z/VSE home page

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zvse/

Security, auditability, and control

The announced programs use 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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Order VM SDO and VSE SIPO through the Internet

Shopz provides an easy way to plan and order System z software upgrades. Using Shopz, you can quickly generate orders for VM SDOs and VSE SIPOs. Additionally, Shopz will ensure your order is technically correct (that is, ensures any co-req or pre-req or incompatibility conditions are resolved to ensure timely order placement and processing).

For more details and availability, visit the Shopz website at

http://www.ibm.com/shopz

To find out if Shopz supports product ordering in your country:

In countries where Shopz is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process.

New licensees

Midrange Workload License Charge (MWLC)

MWLC is a monthly license charge price metric on the IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196), the IBM System z10 Business Class (z10 BC), the IBM System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC), the IBM System z9 Business Class (z9 BC), and the IBM System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC) servers that applies to z/VSE V5 and key VSE middleware programs such as CICS TS for VSE, DB2 Server for VSE, and ACF/VTAM for VSE.

Midrange Workload License Charges (MWLC) for z/VSE V5
Basic license structure
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S016TNK         z/VSE Central Func-  MLC, MWLC
                tions V9.1
 
S016TNJ         Encryption Facility  MLC, MWLC
                for z/VSE V1.2
Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC)

AEWLC is a monthly license charge price metric on the IBM zEnterprise 114 server that applies to z/VSE V5 and key VSE middleware programs such as CICS TS for VSE, DB2 Server for VSE, and ACF/VTAM for VSE.

 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric

S016TNK         z/VSE Central Func-  MLC, AEWLC
                tions V9.1
 
S016TNJ         Encryption Facility  MLC, AEWLC
                for z/VSE V1.2
System z Entry License Charges (zELC) for z/VSE V5
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S016TNK         z/VSE Central Func-  MLC, zELC
                tions V9.1
 
S016TNJ         Encryption Facility  MLC, zELC
                for z/VSE V1.2
Tiered Workload License Charges (TWLC) for z/VSE V5
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S016TNK         z/VSE Central Func-  MLC, TWLC
                tions V9.1
 
S016TNJ         Encryption Facility  MLC, TWLC
                for z/VSE V1.2
Unlicensed documentation

Unlicensed documentation within the z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 library is available as Adobe™ PDF files, BookManager® files, or partially as printed books. They have been defined as either "Basic" or "Optional."

  • Basic z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 publications

    All z/VSE V5.1 publications are shipped in softcopy in BookManager or PDF format on DVD when you order the z/VSE V5.1 base product:

    VSE Collection DVD        SK3T-8348
    

    Additionally you will receive some other Program Directories, Memo to Licensees, and Programming Specifications depending on your z/VSE V5.1 order.

  • Optional z/VSE Version 5 Release 1 publications

    Optional publications are supplied only in PDF or BookManager format with z/VSE Version 5 Release 1. Some of these publications have printed versions. They can be ordered separately for an additional fee using the specific publication number through the IBM Publications Center at

    http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

    The IBM Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Adobe PDF files: Publications that are available in PDF format are provided on the VSE Collection DVD, SK3T-8348 (supplied with z/VSE V5.1 at no additional charge), or from the IBM Publications Center at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

You can view a PDF file using the Adobe Reader, which is available from the Adobe website at

http://www.adobe.com

You can also print the entire publication or just the section in which you are interested.

BookManager files: Publications that are available in BookManager format are provided on the VSE Collection DVD, SK3T-8348 (supplied with z/VSE V5.1 at no additional charge), or from the IBM Publications Center at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The BookManager files can be read by either BookManager READ (a separately orderable product) or IBM Softcopy Reader (supplied on the DVD).

Printed books: All of the z/VSE V5.1 publications are available in softcopy format on the VSE Collection DVD, SK3T-8348 (supplied with z/VSE V5.1 at no additional charge). If some books are still available in hardcopy format you can order these books for an additional fee from the IBM Publications Center at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order
Licensed documentation
z/VSE V5.1 base programs

Microfiche material is no longer offered. Viewing Program Listings (VPL) online has replaced the need for microfiche. With the VPL system, entitled users all around the world are able to view both Program Temporary Fix (PTF) and base program listings electronically, 24 hours a day. VPL can be accessed via ServiceLink and DialIBM. For details, ask your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.

z/VSE V5.1 optional programs

May be available, as announced, with the individual programming announcements.

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.



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Agreement

IBM Customer Agreement

Variable charges apply

No

Indexed monthly license charge (IMLC) applies

No

Location license applies

No

Use limitation applies

No

Educational allowance available

Yes, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Volume orders

Not applicable.

SVC is applicable only when running on standard engines and the maximum time for which it applies is 12 months.

The SVC offering is valid only while both the predecessor product and the replacement product are:

  • Both running on the same CPU
  • Licensed under the same IBM customer number
  • In the process of being migrated from the older product to the newer one by the customer
  • Providing the same function
 
Replaced programs                   Replacement programs
Program     Program                 Program        Program
number      name                    number         name
 
5686-CF8 z/VSE Central Functions V8 5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5686-CF7 z/VSE Central Functions V7 5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5686-066 VSE Central Functions V6   5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5686-094 LE/VSE V1.4                5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5686-028 VSE/SP Unique Code V5      5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5686-032 VSE/AF V5                  5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5686-033 VSE/POWER V5               5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5686-034 VSE/Fast Copy V2           5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5686-036 VSE/ICCF V3                5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5686-037 VSE/VSAM V2                5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5686-058 REXX/VSE                   5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
 
5688-022 VS COBOL II Library Only   5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5736-LM4 DOS PL/I Resident Library  5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5736-LM5 DOS PL/I Transient Library 5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5746-LM4 DOS/VS COBOL Library       5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
5686-067 LE/VSE V1.1.0              5686-CF9 z/VSE Central Functions V9
Warranty applies

Yes

Licensed program materials availability
  Restricted Materials of IBM:     Some
  Non-Restricted Source Materials: Some
  Object Code Only (OCO):          Some
  Publication that identifies
     OCO components:               LPS (GC33-8348)
     Availability date:            November 25, 2011
Program services
  Available until discontinued:    12 months' written notice
IBM Operational Support Services - SupportLine

Yes



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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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