IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.1 delivers operational efficiency and service agility with cloud enablement

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-325
October 3, 2012


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IBM® CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® ( CICS TS) V5.1 satisfies over one hundred customer requirements that help drive operational efficiencies while increasing service agility, moving customers towards a service delivery platform for cloud computing. It is supported by five core foundational CICS tools that exploit the new capabilities of CICS TS V5.1.

Driving operational efficiencies

Greater capacity is delivered through significant vertical and horizontal scalability enhancements. Fewer regions can now run the same workload. They provide the opportunity for cost savings through consolidation. Reducing the number of regions can deliver savings in both CPU consumption and administration overheads.

Managed operations are provided through the introduction of policies which deliver automated control over critical system resources. Task thresholds can now be set for data access requests, storage usage, program loops, and processor time used. Policy breaches can be managed by issuing messages, abending tasks, or emitting events that can trigger further actions. Policies can be applied dynamically during runtime operations.

Increased availability enhancements reduce the need for planned outages. CICS TS V5.1 can be upgraded without requiring z/OS to be restarted. SSL certificates can be refreshed dynamically, without restarting the CICS regions. A heartbeat capability keeps IPIC connections established and ready for use. Additionally, CICS TS V5.1 provides greater support for IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex/Active-Active (GDPS/AA) availability solutions.

Deeper insight into performance and compliance information can help to tune and audit system usage. For example, SPI commands that alter system configurations are logged. Identity propagation is extended and there is improved auditing of user IDs that make requests over IP. Information on the SSL cipher suites used, along with information on the actual and potential usage of specialty processors, can help tune system performance.

Increasing service agility

First-class applications enable the creation of agile services from existing assets. Disparate application resources can be combined and managed as a single entity that can be versioned and rapidly moved through the development, test, and production lifecycle. Dependency management is also handled. Entire applications can be measured for resource usage and internal billings. Applications can be managed dynamically by applying policies during runtime.

First-class platforms enable the creation of agile service delivery runtimes. CICS regions can be grouped as platforms for rapid application deployments. Decoupling applications from the underlying topology increases flexibility. When regions within a platform are started applications are deployed to them, without any further interaction from a system administrator. Reliability is increased through automatic resource validation, provisioning, and de-provisioning. Platforms can be managed dynamically by applying policies during runtime.

Modern interfaces enable customers to build rich web experiences for critical applications. CICS TS V5.1 delivers a production-ready web container for the deployment of lightweight Java™ servlets and Java Server Pages (JSPs). End-to-end application performance is optimized through fast, local access to CICS applications and data. Updates to interfaces can be rolled out rapidly through OSGi packaged deployments that can fully integrate with first-class applications and platforms. This capability is built on the IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty profile for compatibility.

Foundational enhancements extend the core CICS capabilities in a number of areas. CICS events can be captured on operator writes and system messages, and events can be emitted on a one-to-many basis. The CICS-WebSphere MQ Dynamic Program Link (DPL) bridge now supports greater-than-32KB messages. Enhancements to IPIC add support for IBM Information Management System ( IMS™ ) communications, and improve integration and error recovery. Application storage needs can be reduced through GET and PUT container enhancements. Entire CICSPlex® System Manager ( CICSPlex SM) systems can be backed-up and restored without manual overrides. The CICS clock can be adjusted for daylight saving time changes, without any further interaction from a system administrator.

IBM also announces the update of five core foundational CICS tools products to align with CICS TS V5.1. These core foundational CICS tools exploit and augment the latest operational efficiency and service agility enhancements made in CICS TS V5.1.

IBM CICS Explorer® , the strategic management interface for CICS TS, is upgraded to CICS Explorer V5.1. This is a major update to support the latest CICS TS and CICS tools capabilities. CICS Explorer V5.1 will also work with other supported versions of CICS TS.

For more information on the CICS family of products, visit

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

For ordering, contact: Your IBM representative. For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255). Reference: LE001



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The minimum required level of operating system for CICS TS V5.1 is IBM z/OS V1.13 (5694-A01).

The minimum required level of Java is IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS , Java Technology Edition, V7 SR1.

For information on IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS , Java Technology Edition, V7, refer to Software Announcement 211-265, dated October 4, 2011.



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Open beta program

A beta version of the product is available free of charge, subject to acceptance by users of associated licensing and other terms and conditions. The beta can be used until January 31, 2013. For more information, visit

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

CICS TS Developer Trial

CICS TS Developer Trial V5.1, a try-before-you-buy edition of CICS TS V5.1, has a zero-cost license charge and does not initiate any single version charging (SVC) period. Customers who want to assess the value that could be gained from a CICS TS upgrade, before making an upgrade decision, should order this product. For more information visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/cicsdt/


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CICS TS V5.1 satisfies over one hundred customer requirements that help solve the two most pressing challenges that companies face today; driving operational efficiencies, while increasing service agility.

Driving operational efficiencies

Greater capacity is delivered through significant vertical and horizontal scalability enhancements. New and improved capabilities provide:

The maximum number of user tasks that can exist in a CICS region at the same time is increased from 999 to 2000. The minimum value is increased from 1 to 10, and the default value is increased from 5 to 500. IBM recommends customers consider revising upwards their MAXTASK limits in CICS TS V5.1 to provide greater region capacity.

Most elements of the CICS infrastructure now use 64-bit (above-the-bar) storage or 31-bit (above-the-line) storage in the CICS region, in place of 24-bit (below-the-line) storage. The global work area for user exit programs can now be in 24-bit storage or in 31-bit storage. These enhancements help avoid short-on-storage conditions and can reduce the need for additional CICS regions.

The CICS transient data facility and further API and SPI commands have been made threadsafe. Additionally, CICS no longer switches to the resource-owning (RO) TCB to load a program when an application is already running on an open TCB. Instead, CICS carries out the program load on the open TCB. These enhancements can increase throughput and reduce CPU usage.

CICS TS V5.1 supports Java 7, which provides a range of benefits aiming to help developers with ease of writing and optimizing Java code. Additionally, Java applications can now access JDBC and SQLJ from its current T8 TCB, instead of switching to an L8 TCB. These enhancements can significantly improve the performance of Java applications.

CICS TS V5.1 supports non-Language Environment (LE) assembler language programs that run in 64-bit addressing mode (AMODE(64)), thus providing 64-bit application support to access large data objects.

Managed operations are provided through the introduction of policies, which deliver automated control over critical system resources. Customers can now:

A new, dynamic policy-based management capability is introduced in support of both applications and platforms. Policies enable the behavior of applications and platforms to be managed by determining whether tasks running as part of a platform, as an application, or as types of operation within an application, exceed certain predefined thresholds.

Task thresholds can be set based on data access requests, storage usage, program loops and processor time used. For example, a threshold could be defined based on the amount of above-the-line storage used by a task, the number of times a task accesses IBM DB2® or a file, or the number of EXEC LINK requests issued by a user task.

After a threshold is exceeded, CICS can issue a message, or abend the task with a specific abend. Additionally, policies can be defined to trigger one or more CICS events, which can in turn initiate other actions.

CICS policies are a declarative way of ensuring that applications and platforms continue to run effectively. A policy can be applied to any combination of applications and platforms. Additionally, policies can also be deployed into a single region, independently of defining a platform. Policies are applied dynamically during production operations.

Increased availability enhancements reduce the need for planned outages. New and improved capabilities enable customers to:

A new utility is provided to dynamically install the CICS Type 3 supervisor call (SVC) without the requirement to restart the z/OS system. Installation and startup support is also improved through the provision of new messages and the detection of any use of wrong level local and global catalogs. This improves availability and simplifies the overall upgrading process.

CICS support for SSL is enhanced with a new PERFORM SSL REBUILD command to refresh certificates used for SSL handshakes, without restarting the region. CICS IPIC is extended to provide a connection level heartbeat operation that enables network errors to be quickly detected. This avoids user IDs being revoked through lack of use, but still allows fast authentication which is especially useful when firewalls are being used.

CICS TS V5.1 provides replication-logging capability in support of the IBM GDPS/AA availability solution, which IBM intends to enhance to include support for replication of VSAM data for active-standby and active-query configurations. The replication logging in CICS TS is intended for use by IBM GDPS/AA to provide replication of VSAM data updated under the control of CICS . This complements replication logging in IBM CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS V5.1, which provides the same support for batch jobs. For more information, refer to the Statement of direction section.

Cross-system coupling facility groups can now be dynamically updated. The new parameter URMXCFG, can be used to dynamically set the XCFGROUP value in the DFHXCOPT table for direct EXCI requests to a region. Some CICS configuration and default values are changed to provide best operational availability practices and to reduce the amount of manual configuration required by system programmers.

Deeper insight into performance and compliance information can help to tune and audit system usage. New and improved capabilities enable:

CICS now logs configuration changes made by operational staff or automation procedures. An auditor or system administrator can use this function to monitor the SET, PERFORM, ENABLE, DISABLE, and RESYNC commands for changes made to the CICS system configuration. Identity propagation is extended to include the START command, and operators and auditors can see the distributed identity of the user for started tasks.

Auditing of user IDs is improved for requests made over IP. It is possible to specify that a full verification request be undertaken at least once a day when a VERIFY PASSWORD command is issued, or a basic authentication request is made over IP. This process ensures that user IDs record their most recent usage date for requests.

Cipher suites used for SSL connections can be identified in the monitoring records, making it easy to identify and remove redundant, less efficient or less secure cipher suites. New monitoring records also track the actual and potential use of specialty processors, such as IBM System z® Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) and IBM System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP). This monitoring can be used to track both the actual amount of processor time offloaded, and also the processor time that was eligible for offload, but actually ran on a standard processor. This information can help when making hardware purchase decisions.

Status updates are provided while lost locks recovery is taking place. A new message displays the number of data sets that have completed lost locks recovery, and the total number of data sets that require lost locks recovery. This ensures that users are aware of the progress that is made.

Increasing service agility

First-class applications enable the creation of agile services from existing assets. A new declarative application resource provides the ability to:

CICS TS V5.1 delivers these capabilities in a way that positions users of CICS for the next transformational era in technology. This moves them towards a service delivery platform for cloud computing.

The large set of disparate but interrelated resources that make up a business application within CICS can be packaged into an application bundle to deploy, manage, and monitor it as a single entity. An application that is defined in this way can be versioned and rapidly moved through development, test and production environments. It provides a single point of control for application lifecycle management.

Dependency management is handled by CICS , and multiple applications can share individual resources. An application describes all its required resources. With one installation action, these resources are created and deployed in the CICS regions where the application requires them. The lifecycle of those resources can be managed together with the application. After an application is no longer required, it can be de-provisioned in its entirety by uninstalling a single application resource. Shared resources that are required by other applications are not affected.

The application binding is used to control this lifecycle, allowing an application to be configured for deployment to a specific platform. This can be through adding additional bundles to the application, which can include policy. Individual parts of the application can be deployed to a subset of the platform without having to change either the application or platform definitions. This enables the same application to be deployed to different platforms, particularly useful in multi-national implementations.

Support for measuring the resource usage of applications is provided. Application entry points can be defined that add application context data to tasks that run in CICS . Application context data is available in monitoring records to provide a way of measuring how much system resource an application is using. This helps users to manage resource usage and process internal charge-back billings. Problem determination can be undertaken in the same manner, starting with the overall application and drilling down to individual tasks and resources.

Applications can be managed dynamically by applying policies during runtime. Policies enable the behavior of applications to be managed by determining whether tasks running as part of an application, or as types of operation within an application, exceed certain predefined thresholds. CICS can take actions when thresholds are breached.

First-class platforms enable the creation of agile service delivery runtimes. A new declarative platform resource provides the ability to:

Platforms are new CICS resources that deliver a simple layer of abstraction to de-couple applications from the underlying region topology. This helps free the system programming and operations staff from managing at the detailed level of individual regions. Platforms are also a useful construct for managing application separation.

The new CICS platform resource provides a validated environment in which to deploy CICS applications. Newly created and existing regions with similar or identical properties can be grouped together as region types within a platform. Artifacts and resources within an application can be both dynamically deployed to the relevant region types within a platform and removed again when no longer needed.

Regions within a platform can be initialized or shut down as necessary to meet fluctuations in capacity requirements. An application can take advantage of these changes without requiring further configuration, and without interruption to the application.

Platforms can be managed dynamically by applying policies during runtime. Policies enable the behavior of platforms to be managed by determining whether tasks running as part of a platform exceed certain predefined thresholds. CICS can take actions when thresholds are breached.

Modern interfaces enable customers to build rich web experiences for critical applications. New capabilities in CICS TS V5.1 provide:

New in CICS TS V5.1 is a fast and lightweight production-ready Java web container that provides developers with the rich features of Java servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications, combined with CICS qualities of service.

In CICS TS V5.1, significant performance improvements can be delivered, when compared with network-connected web interfaces, by co-locating rich web interfaces with fast local access to your existing CICS applications and data.

The Java web container builds on and extends the OSGi support of the underlying JVM server. This allows for rapid roll-out of interface updates. The web container also supports the deployment of web applications as part of a composite CICS application or platform. This includes full lifecycle management and support for policy thresholds.

This new Java web container is built on WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile technology, which enhances compatibility and portability of web applications and tools in either environment. A wide range of Java development tools can be used to build these web applications, including WebSphere Application Server Developer Tools for Eclipse, and Rational® Developer for System z .

Foundational enhancements extend the core CICS capabilities in a number of areas.

Events are enhanced to include "one-to-many" emission by specifying multiple event processing (EP) adapters and configuring an EP adapter set. Events can either be emitted to a single EP adapter or an EP adapter set. Event capture points are also extended to support the WRITE OPERATOR and MESSAGE capture points. Search support has been added to CICS Explorer for the new system message events. Application and System events can now include statically pre-defined data as part of the emitted event data. These enhancements make it even easier to non-invasively extend core system and application capabilities.

IPIC is extended to enable CICS systems to communicate with IBM IMS 13 systems over a TCP/IP network. IPIC capability exchange is enhanced to provide better warnings for communication problems. CICS Execution Diagnostic Facility (EDF) can be run in the local region to step through a program that is executing remotely over IPIC. New sample programs demonstrate auto-install of IPIC connections according to a template IPCONN resource. These capabilities allow the migration of SNA networks to TCP/IP.

Users gain greater flexibility from CICS-WebSphere MQ DPL bridge enhancements in that data can be passed as a container, and containers are not restricted to the maximum 32KB size of a COMMAREA.

Data can be appended to an existing CICS container using EXEC CICS PUT CONTAINER APPEND. Data fragments can be read from a CICS container using EXEC CICS GET CONTAINER BYTEOFFSET. These extensions can improve application flexibility and reduce application storage needs.

The CICSPlex SM Data Repository utility program EYU9XDBT is updated to export and import data repository backups in their entirety, at both the CMAS and the CICSplex context levels. Additionally, the reporting capabilities of EYU9XDBT have been enhanced to provide summary data for each command processed.

CICS can handle time changes for daylight savings all by itself. The AUTORESETTIME system initialization parameter has a new IMMEDIATE option, which is the default. When enabled, the time-of-day synchronization occurs at the next task attach. This removes the need for operator intervention. Additionally, the CICS XML and web services assistants support mapping overrides to improve the readability of generated COBOL language structures. Also, CICS monitoring and statistics provide more information about the load, capacity, and performance of the system.

CICS Explorer

CICS Explorer , the strategic management interface for CICS TS, is upgraded to CICS Explorer V5.1. This is a major update to support the latest CICS TS and CICS tools capabilities.

CICS Explorer V5.1 includes significant new capability to support all relevant aspects of CICS TS V5.1. Some CICS TS V5.1 capabilities, such as applications, platforms and policies, require the CICS Explorer for creation and deployment. CICS Explorer V5.1 will also work with other supported versions of CICS TS. For more information, visit

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

Core foundational CICS tools

IBM also announces the update of five core foundational CICS tools to exploit and augment the latest operational efficiency and service agility enhancements made in CICS TS V5.1.

CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS V5.1 supports the creation and migration of application and platform resources.

CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS V5.1 delivers discovery, visualization, and provisioning services for CICS TS. Upgrade wizards are provided to accelerate the move to CICS TS V5.1. CICSPlex SM provisioning wizards can speed the adoption of CICSPlex SM.

CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V5.1 provides application discovery and dependency analysis. This includes support for the creation and analysis of applications defined using the new CICS TS V5.1 application resource.

CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS V5.1 can analyze and report on the performance of applications and platforms defined using the new CICS TS V5.1 application and platform resources. It can also assist in the establishment of policies for applications and platforms.

CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS V5.1 complements the replication logging with CICS TS V5.1 with support for batch replication logging. This capability is in support of the IBM GDPS/AA availability solution, which IBM intends to enhance to include support for replication of VSAM data for active-standby and active-query configurations. For more information, refer to the Statement of direction section.

For information on core foundational CICS tools, refer to Software Announcement 212-374, dated October 3, 2012.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

The Information Center is accessible to people with visual, physical, or hearing impairment. Features are incorporated which are designed for users with visual impairment. All functions can be performed without the use of a mouse. Instead of viewing diagrams, users can choose to read text descriptions. Command syntax diagrams can be displayed in two different formats, including one which is designed for visually impaired users. Some information is provided in PDF format. This is accessible using Adobe™ Acrobat Reader 8.0, or later.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

CICS TS V5.1 is capable, as of December 14, 2012, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested, at

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


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CICS TS is the premier solution from IBM for high-volume updates to shared data. For over 40 years, CICS consistently delivered innovative solutions that companies have used to differentiate themselves by creating, extending, and evolving mission-critical applications.

CICS TS is designed to enable customers to create and maintain a competitive advantage by building custom, differentiated CICS applications. For customers who have built a competitive advantage from their CICS applications, creating, and extending CICS applications is the fastest and most effective way to maintain and extend the leadership position they have earned.

IBM creates innovative and essential CICS TS technologies that enable customers to deliver on their business imperatives. CICS TS is continuously enhanced to help customers add value to their core CICS assets, first by extending them to the internet, then by embracing Java workloads, and more recently by building comprehensive SOAs from existing systems.

CICS TS V5.1 satisfies over one hundred customer requirements that help solve the two most pressing challenges companies are facing today: driving operational efficiencies, while increasing service agility.

New and enhanced capabilities in CICS TS V5.1 are delivered in a way that positions CICS users for the next transformational era in technology, moving them towards a service delivery platform for cloud computing.

CICS TS Developer Trial

CICS TS Developer Trial V5.1 is also available as a try-before-you-buy edition of CICS TS V5.1. It has a zero-cost license charge and does not initiate any single version charging (SVC) period. Customers who want to assess the value that could be gained from a CICS TS upgrade, before making an upgrade decision, should order this product.

CICS TS Developer Trial contains the complete set of CICS TS features and functions. However, there are a number of imposed restrictions, in performance and capacity, licensing terms, and a fixed expiry date, that make CICS TS Developer Trial suitable only for use in non-production environments.

CICS TS Developer Trial V5.1 is available from IBM through ShopzSeries as a standard offering. In countries where ShopzSeries is not yet available, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order using the traditional IBM ordering process. For more information visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/cicsdt/

CICS TS Developer Trial is complemented by the continuing availability of IBM Rational Development and Test Environment for System z , which provides a low-cost System z environment for developing and testing mainframe applications on Intel™ and Intel-compatible platforms. For more details on the features and benefits of Rational Development and Test Environment for System z , visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/products/devtest/systemz/

CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 withdrawal from marketing

Effective January 8, 2013, IBM will withdraw from marketing CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2, licensed under the IBM International License Agreement for Evaluation of Programs. CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 is replaced by CICS TS Developer Trial V5.1.

CICS seminars

IBM offers free, customized CICS seminars delivered by CICS technical experts, at your own location and with the opportunity to choose the topics and time. Given to a mixture of personnel involving operations, development, and strategy, this can provide an effective discussion on how CICS can deliver real value to your business. For more details, contact an IBM representative at



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IBM makes the following statements of general direction:

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.



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IBM Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our WebSphere lab-based services and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM Services extends our reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, IBM provides the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical-business need.

For information on IBM Global Services, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services

To learn more about IBM Software Services, visit

http://www.ibm.com/developerWorks/websphere/services/

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit

https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/bplocator/search.jsp

For services for CICS , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/ts/cics/service/


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IBM software announcements

The following software announcements are relevant to CICS TS V5.1:

For information on CICS CM V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-374, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on CICS DA V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-374, dated October 3, 2012.

For general information on CICS Explorer , refer to Software Announcement 209-135, dated April 28, 2009.

For information on CICS IA® V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-374, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on CICS OTTO V1.2, refer to Software Announcement 206-187, dated August 1, 2006. 206-187, dated August 1, 2006.

For information on CICS PA V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-374, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on CICS TG V9.0, refer to Software Announcement 212-323, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on CICS TS V4.2, refer to Software Announcement 211-080, dated April 5, 2011.

For information on CICS TS V5.1 open beta, refer to Software Announcement 212-165, dated April 24, 2012.

For information on CICS VR V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-374, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on CICS VT V2.1, refer to Software Announcement 211-355, dated October 4, 2011.

For information on Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.1, refer to Software Announcement 210-232, dated July 22, 2010.

For information on IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS , Java Technology Edition, V7, refer to Software Announcement 211-265, dated October 4, 2011.

For information on IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS V12.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-119, dated April 24, 2012.

For information on IBM Communications Server for Data Center Deployment V7.0, refer to Software Announcement 212-338, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on IBM DB2 11 for z/OS , refer to Software Announcement 212-364, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on IBM Debug Tool for z/OS , V12.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-119, dated April 24, 2012.

For information on IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS , V12.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-119, dated April 24, 2012.

For information on IBM File Manager for z/OS , V12.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-119, dated April 24, 2012.

For information on IBM Workload Simulator for z/OS and OS/390® V1.1, refer to Software Announcement 202-176, dated July 23, 2002,

For information on IBM z/VSE® V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-070, dated April 3, 2012.

For information on IMS 13 Transaction and Database Servers, refer to Software Announcement 212-373, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on Rational Developer for System z , V8.5, refer to Software Announcement 212-186, dated May 29, 2012

For information on Rational Host Access Transformation Services V8.5, refer to Software Announcement 212-186, dated May 29, 2012

For information on TXSeries for Multiplatforms V7.1, refer to Software Announcement 209-040, dated March 17, 2009.

For information on WebSphere Application Server V8.5, refer to Software Announcement 212-109, dated April 24, 2012.

For information on WebSphere eXtended Transaction Runtime V2.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-125, dated April 24, 2012.

For information on WebSphere ILOG® Rules for COBOL V7.1, refer to Software Announcement 210-121, dated April 27, 2010.

CICS web pages

For up-to-date information on CICS , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/ts/cics/

For the latest information on CICS TS V5.1, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/cics/tserver/v51

The CICS support web page can be used to search for terms, phrases, error codes, and APAR numbers

http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/Overview/Software/Other_Software/CICS_Transacti on_Server

CICS SupportPacs

The following SupportPacs exploit the capabilites of CICS TS V5.1:

For more information visit the CICS SupportPac web page, at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27007241
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At general availability of CICS TS V5.1, an updated version of SupportPac CB12 General Insurance Application (GENAPP) will be available, providing examples of some new capabilities in CICS TS V5.1.


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CICS Transaction Server for z/OS                  510  5655-Y04
CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Developer Trial  510  5655-Y30
 

CICSPlex System Manager

New capabilities are added to CICSPlex System Manager ( CICSPlex SM) over many releases of CICS TS, each of which have strengthened the runtime environment of CICS . For example, the addition of workload management, failover, single point of control, and CICS Explorer . With CICS TS V5.1, CICSPlex SM becomes even more important, if customers are to get full value from the many new features in this new version. Customers not yet using CICSPlex SM are strongly advised to start using it following their upgrade to CICS TS V5.1. Customers can accelerate the move to CICSPlex SM by using CICS DA and its new provisioning wizards, which can speed up CICS TS V5.1 upgrades and CICSPlex SM adoption.

CICS Transaction Gateway

IBM announces an update to CICS Transaction Gateway ( CICS TG), the market-leading IBM connector for CICS . CICS TG V9.0 introduces greater scalability on z/OS through 64-bit Java , extended interoperability for 64-bit application runtime, further flexibility for implementation of secure topologies, and exploitation of new transaction tracking features of IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.

For more information refer to Software Announcement 212-323, dated October 3, 2012.

Also visit

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

CICS tools

IBM also announces the update of five core foundational CICS tools to exploit and augment the latest operational efficiency and service agility enhancements made in CICS TS V5.1.

The following CICS tools will require service updates to enable support for CICS TS V5.1:

For more information refer to Software Announcement 212-374, dated October 3, 2012.

Also visit

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

IBM Problem Determination Tools Studio V12 delivers an Eclipse-based rich client platform, pre-loaded with plug-ins for the following IBM Problem Determination Tools:

IBM Problem Determination Tools Studio V12 is built on the z/OS Explorer and provides users with a consistent experience, regardless of the platform. CICS users can quickly extend Problem Determination Tools Studio with the CICS Explorer SDK and CICS tools plug-ins to produce a powerful, multi-functional CICS workbench for all technical roles. To download IBM PD Tools Studio z/OS , V12.1, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/deployment/pdtplugins/


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CICSPlex SM Web User Interface

The CICSPlex SM Web User Interface (WUI) for CICS TS is stabilized. Minor additions to existing views will continue. The CICSPlex SM WUI will not be withdrawn during the lifetime of CICS TS V5. The CICSPlex SM address space (CMAS) and WUI server components continue to provide strategic support for the CICS Explorer V5.1 and form the basis of the modern CICS user experience. CICS Explorer provides an extensive set of task-oriented views, powerful context sensitive editors, and supports fully the new features of CICS TS V5.1, enabling developers and systems programmers to be more productive.

CICS Message Editing Utility (DFHMEU)

The CICS Message Editing Utility (DFHMEU) is removed from CICS TS V5.1 and later.

Extended Recovery Facility (XRF)

Extended Recovery Facility (XRF) is deprecated in CICS TS V5.1. Alternative technologies are available that provide more flexible high-availability solutions for modern workloads, including the z/OS Automatic Restart Manager (ARM), CICS data sharing and use of the cross-system coupling facility, and VTAM® persistent sessions.

Enterprise Java Beans

CICS TS V5.1 discontinues support for both session beans using Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), and the Java pool and its CORBA infrastructure. Customers are encouraged to migrate Java applications to the new JVM server infrastructure, and to migrate EJB applications to Java SE components. This makes them available through web services, the JEE Connector Architecture (JCA), or as web services. Java applications that use CORBA and are not dependent on the CICS EJB infrastructure are unaffected by this change.

CCI Connector for CICS TS

The CCI Connector for CICS TS is a deprecated Java interface that is no longer available in CICS TS V5.1.

CICS TS Feature Pack for Dynamic Scripting

Customers are reminded that:

No other versions of CICS TS are supported by this Feature Pack.

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=212-325


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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings.

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

The core training offerings for CICS are listed below. Versions of these courses will be available for CICS TS V5.1. Please refer to your country's IBM education delivery organization for specific course codes and class schedules.

For additional information, or to check for the latest updates, visit the IBM Education web page at

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Select your country to view the available offerings. This site has links to descriptions for all classroom and self-study courses available in each country. The web page also contains information on course schedules and enrollment procedures.

Orderable Supply ID  Language      Distribution Media
 
S0172DG              Multilingual  3590 Tape 


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
Processor

CICS TS V5.1 runs on any IBM System z machine that supports the required z/OS operating system.

Parallel Sysplex support

A Parallel Sysplex® environment is not required for CICS TS V5.1 but can be exploited by each of the following data-sharing facilities supported by CICS , and by the usage of the MVS™ system logger's log stream merging facility:

System z cryptographic hardware

If the customer wants to exploit signature verification functions with WS-Security, then appropriate System z cryptographic hardware is required. For System z 800 and 900, this hardware is the Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature and the PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor. For System z 890, 990, z9® and z10™ , it is the CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions and the Crypto Express 2 Coprocessor. For System z196 it is CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions and the Crypto Express 3 Coprocessor. For zEnterprise EC12 it is the CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions and the Crypto Express4S.

Katakana Terminal Devices

CICS TS has to issue certain messages in mixed-case, and is therefore not supported with displays or terminal emulators that are restricted to the non-extended single-byte character set (SBCS) Katakana part of code page 930.

Software requirements

For additional information on software requirements, refer to the Program Directory (GI13-0594). For online information, click on Detailed system requirements for CICS TS for z/OS V5.1 from document Detailed System Requirements for CICS Transaction Server. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27006382
Operating environment

IBM z/OS V1.13 or later is required. CICS TS V5.1 will not initialize in an environment with a lower level of operating system installed.

Java Runtime Environment

The IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS , Java Technology Edition V7 SR1, or later, is required if using Java application programs, the CICS Web Services Assistant, or the CICS XML Assistant. The IBM SDK for z/OS is available, without charge, on tape or by download. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/software/java/
CICS to IMS connection using TCP/IP

For CICS TS V5.1, connection to IMS using TCP/IP requires IMS 13, which supports ISC with TCP/IP connection support.

CICS TS V5.1 detailed system requirements

Details of other IBM products supported by CICS TS V5.1, and web browser support for various components of CICS TS V5.1 are available at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27035673
CICS Explorer

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
System z tools (including CICS tools)

For information on these tool, refer to the Associated IBM software products section.

Information center publications

Details are provided in the Information Center and publications section.

Application programming summary

This section lists the high-level programming languages and compilers that are in service on z/OS and have CICS translator support and Language Environment® runtime support with CICS TS V5.1. All COBOL, PL/I, C, and C++ compilers listed in this topic can use the integrated CICS translator.

 
Product name                            PID        Translator   Runtime
 
COBOL
Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V4.1, V4.2    5655-S71   Supported    Supported
Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V3.4          5655-G53   Supported    Supported 
 
PL/I

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3.9           5655-H31   Supported    Supported
Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V4.1, V4.2     5655-W67   Supported    Supported 
 

C and C++
z/OS V1.11 and above XL C/C++           5694-A01   Supported    Supported
(Component of z/OS) 
Product name                                       PID          Runtime

Java
 
IBM SDK for z/OS,  Java Technology Ed., V5         5655-N98     (2)
IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Ed., V6   5655-R31     (2)
IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Ed., V6   5655-R32     (2)
IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Ed., 
 V6.0.1                                            5655-R32     (2)
IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Ed., V7   5655-W44     Supported
 

(2)These products cannot be used with CICS TS V5.1. Java application bytecode created using these products should run on the supported SDK product, provided the application does not use deprecated APIs and is not affected by any incompatibilities introduced with Java version changes.

Further details are available for programming language compilers that may be used with CICS TS V5.1 but are no longer supported by IBM . See the CICS TS V5.1 Information Center, under topic "High-level language support". Visit

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/cicsts/v5r1/index.jsp
Performance considerations

Performance information is available in the Performance Guide (SC34-2864), from general availability. In addition, at a later date, a performance report will be available on request from your IBM representative.

User group requirements

Requirements from the worldwide user group communities satisfied or partially satisfied by enhancements in CICS TS V5.1 include the following:

Requirement   Description
number
 
25974         CICS Automated time adjustment
25973         Enhancement to CICS to handle time change
25386         Timeout for long-time run transaction in CICS
25385         CICS container processing, relating to CICS Web Services
25384         Web Services validation in a JVMServer
25288         CEMT Logging
25287         SIT AUTORESETTIME parameter to include IMMEDIATE option
24987         Combined SIT Parameters view does not indicate where
              the parm was picked up from
24857         Add APPEND option to PUT container command
24855         Include cipher code in all CICS performance SMF records
24703         Provide PING for TCP/IP connections
24692         Improve throughput of program load requests
24680         CICS should be more robust when MVS storage shortage occurs
24678         Add Console Journaling for CICS Transactions
24243         Set Limit on Storage Used by a CICS Transaction
24197         Change The Control Record In The CSD To Include Previous 
               And Current® CICS Release Data
23780         DFHRMUTIL and DFHCCUTIL error checking
23547         Provide GETMAINED Storage Limit by transaction (SHARE
              requirement SSCICS97005)
23536         Purge CICS transactions by CPU time limit (GSE
              Requirement GGCIC08009)
23534         Cancelling transactions after reaching a specified
              time without being in distress or looping
23529         Provide the ability to define a timeout value (in
              seconds) for a task
23526         Provide a CPU threshhold cancelation feature
23524         CICS is not able to protect itself by yielding loop
23522         Limit task CPU usage in CICS (SHARE requirement SSCICS0518586)
23491         Set Limit on Storage Used by a CICS Transaction
23490         CICS Short of storage(SOS) limit storage usage by transaction
23489         Set Limit on Storage Used by a CICS Transaction
23442         CICS Explorer Workspace Location Prompt and History
22531         Filter on fields containing date or time info. EX: Startup Date
21070         Extend the TEST option of EXEC CPSM GET command to non-CICS 
               resource definitions
20997         Run a JEE web container within CICS
20946         CICS Explorer SDK: clean up, simplify and document API
20377         CEMT Audit Trail
20374         CEMT and EXEC CICS Audit Trail (GSE requirement DBCICS01001)
20373         Log (audit) changes done via CECI + CEMT SET and so on
              (GSE requirement GGCIC07004)
20372         CEMT audit trail
20371         Audit messages for CEMT resource changes
20370         CEMT Audit Trail
20369         CICS and CPSM audit trail for CEMT commands
20338         Add zAAP and zIIP (if applicable) CPU fields to the CICS 110 records
20337         Provide CPU fields for zAAP and zIIP (if applicable) to the CICS 
               SMF 110 records
20336         CMF Buckets for zAAP CPU Time (SHARE requirement SSCICS09013)
20335         Add field(s) in SMF 110 monitoring records for CPU
              consumed by transaction on speciality processor - zIIP and zAAP
20310         API enhancement for CICS Web Services
20309         IPIC support of CEDF
20308         Allow updates to keyrings to be refreshed in CICS without recycling
20307         Message improvement for Security failures
20306         CICS WebSphere MQ Bridge support for CICS channels and containers
20304         Providing audit information for API VERIFY PASSWORD
20303         DFH0STAT could include totals in the Data Tables storage report
20302         WTO - CICS System Events
20301         Change CICS IPIC related transactions(CI**) with TASKDATAKey(CICS)
20300         Need to be able to set lower value (less then 200) for AKPFREQ
20299         DFHPI0400 needs to be improved for problem determination
20298         VSCR for CICS IPCS verbexit
20297         Convert CICS IPCS Verb Exit DFHPDxxx to RMODE(ANY) 
               (SHARE requirement SSCICS10006)
20296         CICS TS & 64-bit
20295         Provide Facility to refresh RACF® Keyring that is used by CICS
20294         Addition of message indicating release of GCD and LCD
20293         Raise maxtasks (MXT) SIT parm to something bigger than
              999 for greater throughput
20292         RACF database needs to be updated when the EXEC VERIFY
              PASSWORD is issued
20291         Application access to 64bit storage using Getmain ..
              Shared
20290         CEMT I DSA does not show current GCDSA size.
20289         DFHRMUTL small improvement (SHARE requirement SSCICS07003)
20288         Increase the number of Regions Available in DFHSTUP
20287         Make path to XTDEREQ threadsafe for the case when TD
              request will be bypassed
20286         CICS commarea allocated below the line for XCTL with
              program set as 31bit
20285         DFHWS2LS Translate Underscore to Dash for COBOL.
20284         CEDF activity causes short on storage in CDSA below
              the 16M line
20263         Support TDQ API Threadsafe
20262         DFHWS2LS-DFHLS2WS Consistency
20261         Virtual Storage Constraint Relief from SMODE(24) programs
20260         Request for CICS message indicating if HPO is or is not ACTIVE
20259         IPIC connection - Granularity in keep alive function
20256         Remove the requirement to reload CICS when adding a new certificate
20254         The CICS MQSeries® DPL bridge should support messages
              longer than 32k (i.e. CHANNEL interface)
20244         CICS has to provide status information if Lost Locks
              recovery is taking place
20243         Add security refresh function to CICS Transaction
              Server for SSL security
20242         Make INQUIRE TRACEDEST, TRACEFLAG and TRACETYPE threadsafe
20241         Enable the dump exit routine for CICS DFHPDxxx to run
              above the 16MB line
20237         DFHSTUP Transaction count truncated
20236         Allocate CICS Commarea storage above the line after
              XCTL (SHARE requirement SSCICS10002)
20235         Change default AUX trace dataset sizes
20234         Provide AID chain summary in IPCS output
20148         CPSM Batch support to add CMAS to a CICSplex
19326         CICS Deployment Assistant: Request for the capability
              to select a range of JES output and delete them all at once
19323         CICS Explorer - lacking Datatables View
19113         Eliminate the switch to RO TCB when an EXEC CICS LOAD
              command is issued on an Open L8 TCB
19112         Remove single Loader TCB bottlneck (SHARE requirement SSCICS10001)
18550         CPSM BATCHREP needs to provide a summary report
              indicating how many resources and resource types have been processed
18122         Java and J8/L8 TCB switching (SHARE requirement SSCICS0418571)
18093         CICS Explorer - Add CMDT Operations View (SHARE requirement)
17747         EXEC CICS ASSIGN ASRAREGS() function to get the 64
              bytes of register values at the time of the abend (16 x 32-bit)
17286         Change DFHPDxxx to run above the line
16236         Ensure that the address of the GWA is aligned on a
              Doubleword boundary in current CICS releases
16217         Make SPI command SET TASK threadsafe
16187         CICS System Events to monitor individual CICS Messages
16087         IPIC in local mode accepting only one IPCONN from a
              WAS multiservant app. server
15148         TCB Switch for Java applications with each access to DB2
15142         Controlling CICS detailed internal tracing from a line
              mode transaction such as CEMT
15027         Enable DFHXCURM exit to dynamically set XCFGROUP
14948         Change CICS IPIC related transactions(CI**) with TASKDATAKey(CICS)
14729         CEDF support on IPIC connections

Requirements for CICS TS can be created, viewed, and voted for, in the IBM Request For Enhancement (RFE) community. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/

Planning information

Elements included in CICS TS V5.1

The base CICS element of CICS TS V5.1 is CICS V6.8.

The CICSPlex SM element is CICSPlex SM V5.1.

Other elements of CICS TS V5.1, that were previously available as separate IBM products, are:

CICS TS V5.1 is shipped with CICS Service Flow Runtime, which allows the deployment of CICS business services (or service flows) created by the Service Flow Modeler component of Rational Developer for System z , V7.6 or later. The service flow runtime capability of CICS TS V5.1 is fully compatible with CICS Service Flow Feature V3.2. For Customers upgrading to CICS TS V5.1, the integrated support for business services in this latest release of CICS TS can be used as a direct replacement for CICS Service Flow Feature V3.2.

CICS Application Migration Aid (5695-061) V1.1 is no longer provided as a separate element of CICS TS V5.1.

Physical delivery

The following hardcopy documents and CD-ROM are shipped, together with the basic machine-readable material for the product:

Certain other items, such as specification sheets of related IBM products, might be included.

Electronic and physical delivery

To download a CICS Information Center, visit the IBM Publications Center. Search for the form number, then select download. Visit

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

If preferred, a CD-ROM of the required Information Center can be ordered (for a fee), from January 11, 2013.

After general availability of CICS TS V5.1, customers can also download and use CICS Explorer V5.1. This release of CICS Explorer can be used with each supported release of CICS TS, such as CICS TS V3, CICS TS V4, and CICS TS V5, and is 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/

If required, previous releases of CICS Explorer are available for download at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24031508

For details of compatibility of CICS tools plug-ins for previous releases of CICS Explorer , visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21577571

Security, auditability, and control

For information on security, refer to the CICS Transaction Server for z/OS , V5.1, RACF Security Guide, ( SC34-2866).

CICS TS V5.1 includes new enhancements in support of security, auditability and control. For details, refer to the Description section of this announcement.

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).

To simplify the ordering process for CICS TS Developer Trial V5.1, the "evaluation" order option in ShopzSeries should not be selected.

ShopzSeries is available in the US, Canada, 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

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 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.

New users of CICS TS should specify:

   Type: 5655   Model: Y04 
Parallel Sysplex license charge (PSLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSU.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex , the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex . For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration No-Charge (SYSUSGREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

Program ID:    5655-Y04 
 
Entitlement                        
identifier   Description           License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172DF      CICS TS V5.1          Basic MLC, PSLC below 3 MSU
                                   Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                                   SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD 
Workload License Charge (WLC) Basic License

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex , the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable WLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex . For all other program copies, specify the Workload Registration Variable WLC Identifier on the licenses.

Program ID:    5655-Y04
 
Entitlement                           
identifier      Description           License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172DF         CICS TS V5.1          Basic MLC, Variable WLC
                                      Workload Registration,
                                      Variable  WLC
Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC) Basic License

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.

Program ID:    5655-Y04
 
Entitlement                         
identifier   Description           License option/Pricing metric

S0172DF      CICS TS V5.1          Basic MLC, Entry WLC 
Advanced Workload License Charge (AWLC)

Along with the announcement of the IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) server, IBM introduced a new software pricing structure called Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC). The AWLC pricing metric leverages the reporting mechanisms and existing Millions of Service Units (MSU) per hour tiers of the Variable Workload License Charges (VWLC) pricing model while extending the software price-performance provided by the VWLC tiers. AWLC applies only to eligible z/OS and z/TPF software programs and their associated middleware programs when running on a z196 server. For details, refer to Software Announcement 210-238, dated July 22, 2010.,

Program ID:    5655-Y04
 
Entitlement                        
identifier   Description           License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172DF      CICS TS V5.1          Basic MLC, AWLC 
Advanced Entry Workload License Charge (AEWLC)

Along with the announcement of the IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) server, IBM introduces a new software pricing structure called Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC). The AEWLC pricing metric leverages the reporting mechanisms and existing Millions of Service Units per hour (MSU) tiers of the Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC) pricing metric and the Midrange Workload License Charges (MWLC) pricing metric while extending the software price-performance provided by EWLC and MWLC. AEWLC applies only to eligible z/OS , z/TPF, and z/VSE operating systems and their associated middleware programs when running on a z114 server. For details, refer to Software Announcement 211-250, dated July 12, 2011.

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSU.

Program ID:    5655-Y04
 
Entitlement                         
identifier   Description           License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172DF      CICS TS V5.1          Basic MLC, AEWLC

S/390® and System z Usage License Charge, basic license:

Specify the applicable S/390 and System z Usage License Charge option.

Charges will be based upon the Peak MSUs. Usage reported between thresholds of features 1, 2, or 3, will be rounded up to the next MSU level. Above 1.0 MSU, usage will be rounded to the nearest whole MSU. For example, 2.4 MSUs would round to 2.0 MSUs for pricing, and 2.5 MSUs would round to 3.0 MSUs for pricing.

The customer pricing will be determined by selecting either:

Program ID:    5655-Y04
 
Entitlement                        
identifier   Description           License option/Pricing metric

S0172DF      CICS TS V5.1          0 to 0.25 MSU Base
                                   0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base
                                   0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base
 
                                   Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs)
                                   Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs)
                                   Level C Chg/MSU (45 to 78 MSUs)
                                   Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs)
                                   Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs),
                                   per 50 MSUs
 

Examples for ordering

A customer with a measured usage (from the IBM Measured Usage report) of 0.3 MSU would:

Order quantity 1 of the 0.26 to 0.5 MSU base feature

A customer with 6.6 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:

Be rounded up to 7.0 MSUs

Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature Order quantity 6 of the Level A 1 MSU feature

A customer with 15 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:

Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature Order quantity 4 of the Level B 1 MSU feature

A customer with 50 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:

Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature Order quantity 33 of the Level B 1 MSU feature Order quantity 6 of the Level C 1 MSU feature

A customer with 85 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:

Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature Order quantity 33 of the Level B 1 MSU feature Order quantity 34 of the Level C 1 MSU feature Order quantity 7 of the Level D 1 MSU feature

System z entry license charge (zELC)

To order zELC software, specify the program number and z800 model.

Specify the zELC monthly license option.
 
Program ID:    5655-Y04
 
Entitlement                         
identifier   Description           License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172DF      CICS TS V5.1          Basic MLC, zELC
 
Single version charging

To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

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.

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.

Optional machine-readable material

Contains restricted materials of IBM.



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Information Center

The CICS TS V5.1 Information Center consists of an IBM User Interface Help System built on Eclipse and the content as a set of document plug-ins.

For CICS TS V5.1, the Information Center is updated to use content types to structure how the information is displayed. The Information Center content types are generally task-oriented, for example; upgrading, configuring, and installing. Other content types include reference, overview and scenario or tutorial-based information. This structure means that there is no duplication in the navigation. This prepares the way for exploiting more advanced searching and filtering mechanisms in the future. The Information Center can be viewed on the web at

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/cicsts/v5r1/index.jsp

The CICS TS V5.1 Information Center can also be downloaded for free from the IBM Publications Center and installed on a workstation or server. For a fee, the Information Center can be ordered, from January 11, 2013, on CD-ROM. Visit

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

The following CICS Information Center downloads are available:

The Information Center What's New sections are translated into Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish. The Readme is also translated into Traditional Chinese. The Upgrading section is translated into Japanese and Spanish only. Additional sections which might be translated at a later date can also be accessed in this way.

The translated content of the Information Center is also available with updates to the English language version from an Update Manager site. IBM refreshes the content of the Information Center on the web at frequent intervals. A user may obtain these updates directly from an installed Information Center using the Update Manager function. The CICS documentation can also be downloaded from the Update Manager in the CICS Explorer to extend the CICS Explorer help.

Information Center enhancements

The CICS TS V5.1 Information Center is upgraded to run on the IBM User Interface Help System, built on Eclipse V3.6. As a result, the Information Center has a number of enhancements:

In the CICS TS V5.1 Information Center, the CICS documentation is enhanced to include the following:

The inclusion of all the documentation for CICS TS V5.1, in a single unlicensed Information Center (available as a CD-ROM and also online and by download from the Publications Center) makes for much easier availability of all information on CICS TS.

Printed publications and CD-ROM

In addition to the softcopy information in the Information Center, the following printed documentation is delivered as hardcopy or on CD-ROM with the product:

Title                                                 Form number
 
Licensed Program Specifications CD-ROM                GC34-2919
Memo to Licensees(3)                                  GI13-3301
CICS Information Center Flyer(3)                      GI13-3302
CICS Technical Services Flyer(3)                      GI13-3303
Integrated Solution for System z Development Brief(3) GI13-3304
 
(3)These items are available in hardcopy only; they are not provided in the Information Center.

The following translated editions of the What's New publication are also available:

Title                                                 Form number
 
What's New (Brazilian Portuguese)                     G517-0216
What's New (Japanese)                                 GA88-4839
What's New (Simplified Chinese)                       G151-1833
What's New (Spanish)                                  GC11-8127 
Product Kit (PKIT)

In addition, the books for the product, as included on the Information Center in PDF format, are available separately for free download from the IBM Publications Center. See form number SK4T-2690. For details, visit

http://www.ibm.com/e-business/linkweb/publications/servlet/pbi.wss
z/OS software products collection kit

The collection kit contains books in PDF format for a range of IBM z/OS products, including members of the CICS family, and is available for download from the Publications Center (form number SK3T-4271). Visit

http://www.ibm.com/e-business/linkweb/publications/servlet/pbi.wss

The CICS TS V5.1 books are included in the collection kit in the next refresh following general availability, scheduled for September 30, 2013.

CICS publications

Publication                                     Form number
 
Program Directory                               GI13-0594
Application Programming Guide                   SC34-2844
Application Programming Reference               SC34-2845
Business Transaction Services                   SC34-2846
Customization Guide                             SC34-2847
C++ OO Class Libraries                          SC34-2848
Data Areas                                      GC34-2849
CICS DB2 Guide                                  SC34-2850
Debugging Tools Interfaces Reference            GC34-2851
Diagnosis Reference                             GC34-2852
Distributed Programming Reference               SC34-2853
CICS External Interfaces Guide                  SC34-2854
Front End Programming Interface Guide           SC34-2855
CICS IMS Database Control Guide                 SC34-2856
Installation Guide                              GC34-2857
CICS Intercommunication Guide                   SC34-2858
Internet Guide                                  SC34-2859
Java Applications in CICS                       SC34-2860
CICS Messages and Codes Volume 1                GC34-2861
CICS Messages and Codes Volume 2                GC34-2862
Operations and Utilities Guide                  SC34-2863
Performance Guide                               SC34-2864
CICS Problem Determination Guide                GC34-2865
RACF Security Guide                             SC34-2866
Recovery and Restart Guide                      SC34-2867
Resource Definition Guide                       SC34-2868
CICS Shared Data Tables Guide                   SC34-2869
CICS Supplied Transactions                      SC34-2870
System Definition Guide                         SC34-2871
System Programming Reference                    SC34-2872
CICS Trace Entries                              SC34-2873
Upgrading from Version 3.1                      GC34-2874
Upgrading from Version 3.2                      GC34-2875
Upgrading from Version 4.1                      GC34-2876
Upgrading from Version 4.2                      GC34-2877
Web Services Guide                              SC34-2878
What's New                                      GC34-2879
CICSPlex SM Administration                      SC34-2880
CICSPlex SM Application Programming Guide       SC34-2881
CICSPlex SM Application Programming Reference   SC34-2882
CICSPlex SM Concepts and Planning               SC34-2883
CICSPlex SM Managing Business Applications      SC34-2884
CICSPlex SM Managing Resource Usage             SC34-2885
CICSPlex SM Managing Workloads                  SC34-2886
CICSPlex SM Messages and Codes                  GC34-2887
CICSPlex SM Monitor Views Reference             SC34-2888
CICSPlex SM Operations View Reference           SC34-2889
CICSPlex SM Problem Determination Guide         GC34-2890
CICSPlex SM Resource Tables Reference Volume 1  SC34-2891
CICSPlex SM Resource Tables Reference Volume 2  SC34-2892
CICSPlex SM Web User Interface                  SC34-2893

For further information on CICS publications, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/tserver/v51/library/index.html

For the CICS TS V5.1 Information Center, visit

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/cicsts/v5r1/index.jsp

For information on IBM Redbooks® , visit

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/

For information on IBM Redpapers, visit

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/redpapers/

CICS workshops

Workshops are available from IBM education services to help customers make the most of CICS and related CICS products. Available courses include:

Course name                                          Code    Duration

IBM CICS and Web services                            WRB032  2.5 days
IBM CICS tools and CICSPlex SM                       WRB033  3 days
IBM CICS Java development                            WRB030  3 days
Integrating CICS applications in an SOA              WRB053  3 days
SOA application modernization on z/OS                WRB051  2 days
IBM Workload Manager: Controlling system performance WRB061  3 days
Analyzing and optimizing system performance for your
 installation                                        WRB058  5 days
Cross site data sharing                              ITS748  2 days
IBM z/OS diagnostics and analysis                    WRB034  2 days
 

For more information visit

http://www.ibm.com/training

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 and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for internet delivery in countries where Shopz 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 Shopz 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 include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac, the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via CBPDO and ServerPac at general availability. Many products will also be orderable in a Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.

Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the Product ServerPac, visit the Help section on the Shopz website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp

For additional information on the Product ServerPac option, refer to Software Announcement 212-272, dated July 31, 2012.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.



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Agreement

IBM Customer Agreement

Designated machine

Not required.

Variable charges apply

No

Indexed monthly license charge (IMLC) applies

No

Location license applies

No

Use limitation applies

No

Educational allowance available

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

Volume orders

Not applicable.

Replaced programs                 Replacement programs
 
Program                            Program   
number    Program name             number    Program name
 
5740-XX1  CICS/OS/VS V1            5655-Y04  CICS TS for z/OS, V5
5665-403  CICS/MVS V2              5655-Y04  CICS TS for z/OS, V5
5685-083  CICS/ESA V3              5655-Y04  CICS TS for z/OS, V5
5655-018  CICS/ESA V4              5655-Y04  CICS TS for z/OS, V5
5665-463  CICS DDM                 5655-Y04  CICS TS for z/OS, V5
5695-081  CICSPlex SM V1           5655-Y04  CICS TS for z/OS, V5
5696-582  CICS Transaction         5655-Y04  CICS TS for z/OS, V5
           Affinities Utility                  
5655-147  CICS Transaction Server  5655-Y04  CICS TS for z/OS, V5
           for OS/390 V1                       
5697-E93  CICS Transaction Server  5655-Y04  CICS TS for z/OS, V5
           for z/OS V2                         
5655-M15  CICS Transaction Server  5655-Y04  CICS TS for z/OS, V5
           for z/OS V3                         
5655-S97  CICS Transaction Server  5655-Y04  CICS TS for z/OS, V5
           for z/OS V4                         
Warranty applies

Yes

Licensed program materials availability
  Restricted Materials of IBM:     All
  Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  Object Code Only (OCO):          None
Program services
  Support Center applies:          Yes
 
                                   Access available through the
                                   IBM Support Center
 
  Available until discontinued:    14 months; written notice 
IBM Operational Support Services - SupportLine

Yes



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

Program number     
 5655-Y04        
Program ID:    5655-Y04
 
Entitlement               
identifier   Description   License option/Pricing metric

S0172DF      CICS TS V5.1  Basic MLC, zELC
 
z800
models
 
 0A1
 0B1
 0C1
 001
 0A2
 002
 003
 004

Parallel sysplex license charge (PSLC)

Program ID:    5655-Y04
 
Entitlement                    
identifier   Description       License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172DF      CICS TS V5.1      Basic MLC, PSLC below 3 MSU,
                               SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD 

Variable Workload License Charges

Entitlement                  
identifier   Description       License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172DF     CICS TS V5.1       Basic MLC, Variable WLC
                               Workload Registration 

Sub-capacity charges for VWLC products

Sub-capacity charges for VWLC products are based on product LPAR utilization capacity. Product LPAR utilization capacity for a VWLC product is the highest number of MSUs utilized by the combined LPARs in which a VWLC product runs concurrently during a reporting period. The number of MSUs is based on the highest observed rolling 4-hour average utilization used by the combination of the relevant LPARs during the reporting period.

Sub-capacity charges terms and conditions

System z software charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible VWLC products apply when z/OS is running in z/Architecture® (64-bit) mode on an IBM System z 900, no other MVS-based operating system is licensed to that server, and the required information is provided by the customer in accordance with the applicable terms.

Sub-capacity charges for a VWLC product is based on the utilization of the LPARs where/when the product executes. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for VWLC products, the customer is required to:

Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC)
Program ID:    5655-Y04
 
Entitlement                
identifier   Description        License option/Pricing Metric

S0172DF      CICS TS V5.1       Basic MLC, Entry WLC
 
Advanced Workload License Charge (AWLC)
Program ID:    5655-Y04
 
Entitlement                        
identifier   Description         License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172DF      CICS TS V5.1        Basic MLC, AWLC 
Advanced Entry Workload License Charge (AEWLC)
Program ID:    5655-Y04
 
Entitlement                
identifier   Description          License option/Pricing Metric
 
S0172DF      CICS TS V5.1         Basic MLC, AEWLC
 
Entitlement               
identifier  Description           License option/Pricing metric                   

S0172DF     CICS TS V5.1          0 to 0.25 MSU Base               
                                  0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base             
                                  0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base             
 
                                  Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs)   
                                  Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs)  
                                  Level C Chg/MSU (45 to 78 MSUs)  
                                  Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs)  
                                  Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs), 
                                   per 50 MSUs 

Program ID: 5655-Y30
 
Entitlement                                
identifier   Description         License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172F9      CICS TS Developer   No charge
              Trial V5.1         Unlimited installs 
 
Orderable 
supply ID    Language            Distribution medium

S0172F8      Multilingual        3590 tape
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-Y15
 
Entitlement                                
identifier   Description         License option/Pricing metric
 
S016Z0T      CICS TS Developer   No charge
              Trial Subscription Unlimited installs
              and Support
 
Orderable 
Supply ID    Description

S016Z28      CICS TS Developer   Hardcopy 
              Trial S&S


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

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

IMS, Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex, MVS, z10 and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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