IBM z/VSE V5.1 - Additional enhancements available

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-070
April 3, 2012


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
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Product positioning Product positioning Order now Order now


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In addition to function delivered at general availability, z/VSE® V5.1 adds value to CICS® TS, further exploits innovative zEnterprise™ technology, and extends the z/VSE connectivity options in heterogeneous environments.

z/VSE V5.1 enhancements include:

These enhancements will be made available with PTFs for z/VSE V5.1.

z/VSE V5.1 is generally available since November 25, 2011.

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.  For more
information, contact the Americas Call Centers at
800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).
 
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In addition to function delivered at general availability of IBM z/VSE V5.1, you get supplemental enhancements that are designed to:

These supplemental enhancements fulfill the statement of direction in Software Announcement 211-118, dated April 12, 2011, and Software Announcement 211-466, dated October 12, 2011.

z/VSE V5.1 is available since November 25, 2011. For information on the content of z/VSE V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 211-466, dated October 12, 2011, or refer to the z/VSE website at

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

z/VSE V5.1 additional enhancements:



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



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Planned availability date
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June 15, 2012



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Description
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In addition to function delivered at IBM z/VSE V5.1 general availability, z/VSE V5.1 enhancements offer:

These enhancements will be made available with PTFs for z/VSE V5.1.

z/VSE V5.1 is generally available since November 25, 2011.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

z/VSE V5.1 is capable 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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The new enhancements for z/VSE V5.1 deliver on the statements of direction and provide new functionality following the well established strategy of "protect, integrate, and extend" - in short, "PIE".

CICS Explorer provides new systems management functionality to CICS TS. This freely available feature protects existing investments in CICS applications through systems management improvements.

The Fast Path to Linux on System z function (Linux Fast Path) is now available in an LPAR environment. It had been first introduced for z/VM guest environments with z/VSE V4.3. Selected TCP/IP applications can communicate with a TCP/IP stack on Linux on System z without requiring a TCP/IP stack on z/VSE. This may result in improved throughput and reduced resource consumption in z/VSE.

Another example of the "integrate" in the strategy is the z/VSE database connector, which adds more flexibility in connecting to a database server outside of z/VSE, including IBM DB2, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.

With the availability of the zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension (zBX), the integrated connectivity options now include AIX®, Linux, and Microsoft Windows™, in addition to Linux on System z. This, together with the z/VSE connectors, provides a rich set of hybrid computing options for z/VSE users.

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=212-070


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Hardware and software support services
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SmoothStart/installation services

IBM SmoothStart Services and Installation Services are not provided.



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Program            Program
number             name

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


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IBM z/VSE V5.1 product content
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z/VSE V5.1 base programs

The following is a list of z/VSE V5.1 base programs, including their release and modification levels.

Note that z/VSE is the successor to the IBM 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
 

Notes:

(1) Mandatory product, not selectable. All others are optional. Some may have commercially available alternatives.

(2) No charge product, not selectable.

(3) NFS and GPS require the Application Pak.

z/VSE V5.1 optional programs

The following is a list of z/VSE V5.1 optional programs, including their release and 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:
 
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
OGL/370                           1.01.00     5688-191

A fully featured version of the CICS Explorer for CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA V1.1 is also available as a no-charge optional feature. Further information about the CICS Explorer and how to download it can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/cics/explorer/


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

z/VSE V5.1 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:

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

zEnterprise is required for:

z10, or later is required for:

To support new functions and features, machine change levels (MCLs) of System z servers are required.

Descriptions of the MCLs are available through the following resource link

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

Linux Fast Path in an LPAR environment requires a zEnterprise server at driver level 93 or greater with the most current microcode maintenance.

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:

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 V5.4, 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.ibm.com/systems/z/os/linux/index.html

To use the Linux Fast Path function in an LPAR environment, one of the following Linux distributions is required:

Details of the system requirements for both the CICS Explorer and CICS Explorer SDK are available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/explorer/requirements/

Details relating to service and support for CICS Explorer are available at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21380083
Compatibility

Compatibility aspects include:

Limitations

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

Performance considerations

The overall performance of z/VSE V5.1 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) without exploitation of new functions. Actual user experience may vary.

For more information about z/VSE V5.1 performance, visit the z/VSE home page at

http://www.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:

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

FSU

The 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 for 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.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:

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

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

http://www.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 V5.1 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 V7.5, DB2 Server for VSE Client Edition V7.5

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 V4.2

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

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, offline 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
Packaging

Depending on the order, z/VSE V5.1 will be packaged and delivered either:

Depending on the order, the package will contain one or more additional cartridges for the z/VSE V5.1 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 V5.1 has the following IBM form number: GI11-9703.

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

For ordering information on the base program, z/VSE V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 211-466, dated October 12, 2011

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Registered customers can access IBMLink for ordering information and charges.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of z/VSE V5.1 should specify:
 
Type: 5609       Model: ZV5 (SIPO SPO)
Type: 5686       Model: CF9 (CF)
Type: 5686       Model: 065 (ACF)
Type: 5648       Model: 099 (DITTO)
Type: 5696       Model: 234 (HLASM)
Type: 5747       Model: DS2 (ICKDSF)
Type: 5656       Model: 260 (EREP)
Type: 5686       Model: A04 (TCPIP)
Type: 5648       Model: 054 (CICS)
Type: 5697       Model: F42 (DB2)
Unlicensed documentation

Unlicensed documentation within the z/VSE V5.1 library is available as Adobe™ PDF files, BookManager® files, or partially as printed books. They have been defined as either "Basic" or "Optional".

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

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.

IBM Operational Support Services - SupportLine

Yes

Current charges are unaffected by this announcement.



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

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

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

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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



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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.



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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


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Mail:      IBM Teleweb Customer Support
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           Markham, Ontario
           Canada  L3R 2Z1
 
Reference: LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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