IBM Information Management System ( IMS ) 13 for Quality Partnership Program delivery provides extremely high performance and availability

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-373
October 3, 2012


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(Corrected on January 28, 2013)

In the Key prerequisites and Software prerequisites sections changed z/OS (5694-A04) V1.11, or later, to z/OS (5694-A04) V1.13, or later. In the Description section deleted information about Installation Verification Program (IVP) enhancements.

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IMS™ 13 Database Manager enhancements

Transaction Manager enhancements

For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).



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IMS is the high-performance application and data server for IBM System z® . No other solution offers the combination of extremely high performance, scalability, rock-solid reliability, and run-time efficiency. When it comes to running core applications that are at the heart of business processing, most large corporations worldwide continue to depend on IMS .

Today's enterprise IT needs are more closely tied to businesses than ever before. Companies require efficiency to meet the cost challenges and responsiveness demanded by the global economy. Enterprise IT must support growth, enabling your business to rapidly develop new products and services to remain competitive while at the same time increasing productivity and flexibility on demand. Business today also requires IT systems to be resilient, helping reduce business risk and helping companies to comply with regulations and business processes.

IMS and IMS tools continue to evolve to provide value and help enterprise customers meet these needs. They have offered investment protection for four decades.

IMS delivers unmatched capabilities to address your on-demand business needs through enhanced integration, openness, manageability, and scalability.

Benefits include the following:

IMS includes many additional features and improvements that, along with the IBM System z platform, help you meet your IT and enterprise data center cost challenges, as well as efficiency, resilience, and flexibility needs.

To learn more about IMS products and tools, visit

http://www.ibm.com/ims


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IMS 13 can be used with all IBM processors capable of running z/OS® (5694-A04) V1.13, or later, and supports the Long Displacement Facility of the z/Architecture® . Additional prerequisites exist for specific IMS 13 functions.



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December 14, 2012, is the IMS 13 (5635-A04) Quality Partnership Program (QPP) start date. IBM plans to ship IMS 13 to customers already selected as participants in the QPP process.

General availability of IMS V13 will be announced at a later date.



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Integrated and open access for simplified application development and deployment

IMS TCP/IP communication is enhanced to optionally enable IMS systems to communicate with CICS® systems through the Intersystem Communication (ISC) connection using TCP/IP protocols. This can help eliminate maintenance costs and complexities associated with maintaining SNA LU 6.1 communications between these systems.

The new ISC TCP/IP connection supports the asynchronous sending and receiving of transaction messages and their responses, using the IMS Connect function to enable TCP/IP communication with CICS . Depending on installation variables, the TCP/IP-type ISC link can provide increased bandwidth over the VTAM-type ISC links and therefore improved performance. The configuration and operation of the ISC TCP/IP links are similar to that of the ISC VTAM® links. Both link types can coexist and be used as backup to each other to help availability.

To ease operational support for IMS TCP/IP connections, new IMS Connect type-2 commands create new port and datastore definitions. Eliminating the need to restart IMS Connect to add or create these definitions contributes to higher availability.

Additional IMS Connect enhancements enable you to use IMS Connect more easily while giving you improved availability and security. These enhancements, which make IMS Connect more helpful, more resilient to abends, and easier to use and manage, enable you to:

Open Transaction Manager Access (OTMA) enhancements

OTMA Early Termination Notification support disconnects the OTMA clients, such as IMS Connect and MQSeries® from the OTMA z/OS cross-system coupling facility (XCF) group earlier in the notification process. The OTMA client can then route new transactions to other IMS systems, resulting in more completed requests.

OTMA Destination Descriptors are enhanced to support asynchronous callout messages to MQSeries via the MQ Bridge. This enables you to send asynchronous output messages to MQSeries without having to code OTMA user exits to recognize an MQ destination. This simplifies integration and messaging to MQSeries . In addition, it enhances availability by supporting dynamic definition change using type-2 commands.

OTMA destination routing exits (DFSYPRX0 and DFSYDRU0) can also now be called when a destination name is found in the OTMA destination descriptor. The exits make the final routing decision rather than the user.

OTMA also now includes an option to enforce the global flood limit to reject new transaction requests from all of the OTMA clients and protect IMS from storage exhaustion. This improves system resilience.

Multiple systems coupling (MSC) facility enhancements

A new IMS startup parameter for MSC simplifies the IMS definition and sysgen process by eliminating the need for dummy MSC links in order to install the MSC feature for shared queue environments.

Synchronous program switch

You can use the DL/I ICAL function to perform a program switch and receive a synchronous response during the same unit of work. For example, you can enable multiple transactions receiving input and, based on the contents, synchronously call additional programs to complete the business transaction. This simplifies the IMS program logic, reduces unnecessary network traffic of multiple ICAL calls, and eases reuse of existing services of IMS applications.

Synchronous callout

A new ICAL call for synchronous callout can retrieve the entire response data when the previous ICAL call returns with the truncated response data. No TCP/IP traffic is needed to get the response data for this new ICAL retrieval call.

Java-dependent region use of External Subsystem Attach Facility

Java-dependent region can now use the External Subsystem Attach Facility. This enables connections for DB2® to be consistent across all region types, gives you access to other subsystems, such as MQ, and eliminates the need to use RRS attach for DB2 . In addition, it enables the following:

Increased number of application threads

The maximum number of application threads that can run concurrently is increased from 999 to 4095. This supports newer system hardware with additional room for vertical growth, and enables IMS to add capacity without having to add more IMS images.

Security enhancements

New security enhancements include the following:

In addition, the user exit DFSCGN0 is called during IMS initialization, making it easier to update security-related settings, simplifying the system generation process and the process of linking IMS with user exits, and reducing 24-bit private virtual storage.

Additional IMS 13 integration items from the IMS 12 service process

The IMS catalog offers a validated and comprehensive view of IMS database metadata and is fully managed by IMS . Catalog information includes program (PSB) and database (DBD) information defined to the IMS database system, including databases, fields, segments, data types, and more. When PSB and DBD resources are created, altered, or deleted, the catalog will reflect those changes. This enables IMS to participate in solutions requiring exchange of metadata, such as impact analysis. The catalog also offers a more flexible IMS Open Database solution as applications no longer need to maintain Java metadata classes.

The IMS catalog includes information for other tools to enable fast, detailed impact analysis that can help reduce the overall costs associated with adding new or changed databases or application programs into IMS . The catalog helps minimize the risks of unexpected dependencies between IMS resources, and significantly aids new application development. It also includes information to simplify application development and viewing of application data, assisting in integration with the rest of the application and data management products and development tools. The catalog also enables large-scale deployment of IMS Open Database solutions. The catalog can offer a single source of up-to-date IMS metadata, no longer requiring a multifile system-based approach.

The Universal JDBC and DLI drivers and the Universal DB resource adapter are enhanced to support the IMS catalog. The universal drivers now consume trusted metadata information from the catalog, which matches that used by IMS at run time when accessing the database.

The universal drivers are also enhanced with a new Get by Offset feature that allows queries to be generated with qualifications on non-searchable fields by identifying the field based on offset and length. This eases use by removing any required special affinity between IMS and JDBC tools that generate SQL queries, thus enabling additional JDBC-based tools to work on the standard assumptions that all columns in a table are searchable.

RACF password phrase support enables users to sign on to IMS using RACF password phrases. Password phrases can be up to 100 bytes and contain any characters. This offers a simpler way for clients to use and remember passwords.

Synchronous Callout SendOnly with ACK support enables the return to an application of an indication that a response has been successfully delivered to the Synchronous Callout Server. It enables the commit or abort of the updated resources.

OTMA transaction expiration enhancements do the following:

These enhancements reduce CPU costs for IMS and MQ environments, simplify Shared Queues usage, and ease use of this DISPLAY command for all OTMA users.

IMS Connect is enhanced to increase the number of XML converters that can be loaded in IMS Connect from 100 up to 2000. This can simplify XML access and use.

The following separate products offer additional integration for IMS 12 and 13 users

IBM 31- and 64-bit SDK7 for z/OS Java Technology Edition Version 7 enable IMS Java application developers to take advantage of new IBM zEnterprise® features, including:

These enhancements are delivered through the SDK7 for z/OS Java Technology Edition Version 7 service process.

IMS Enterprise Suite V2.1 Explorer enables IMS application developers and database architects and developers to easily perform common and essential tasks in an end-to-end application development lifecycle. It uses an Eclipse-based user interface that seamlessly integrates with other Eclipse-based solutions. Graphical editors simplify the development and visualization of Database Description (DBD) and Program Specification Block (PSB) resources definitions.

Explorer enhancements for populating the IMS catalog further simplify application tasks, reducing IMS application development and deployment costs, and offering a foundation on which additional internal and vendor-provided tools can extend and enrich the provided functionality. These enhancements are offered through the IMS Enterprise Suite 2.1 service process or the IMS website at

http://www.ibm.com/ims

IMS Enterprise Suite V2.2 is designed to enhance your use of IMS applications and data. In this release of the suite, components deliver innovative new capabilities for your IMS environment that include the following:

Ease management and extend scalability for ultra-high performance, capacity, availability, and recovery

Database versioning support

Database versioning support enables programs to use different versions of the same physical database. Multiple views of the physical data are maintained in the IMS catalog. Old applications remain unchanged when the physical structure of the database changes. You can make database structure changes and need only compile programs that reference the changed fields and segments. This enhancement offers the following benefits:

Full-function high-availability large database (HALDB) alter support

Full-function HALDB alter support enables an IMS HALDB structure to be changed without unload/reload of the database. You can add a field to the end of a segment and increase the length of a segment. This improves IMS HALDB availability by enabling structure changes without taking the database offline and flexibility in rolling database changes into the system.

Fast path data entry database (DEDB) alter support

Fast path DEDB alter support enables DEDB area changes without unload/reload of the area. This provides dynamic change for UOW and Root Parameters of an exiting area, allowing the Root Addressable and Independent Overflow sections to be increased or decreased. It improves DEDB area availability by enabling definitional changes without taking the database offline and flexibility in rolling area changes into the system.

Dynamic resource definition (DRD) enhancements

Support for IMS repository, a single centralized store for resource definitions in an IMSplex, is enhanced to validate resource attributes between associated resources when a resource definition is added to, updated in, or deleted from the IMSRSC Repository. This simplifies management of the DRD resources. This support is also provided through the IMS 12 service process.

Increased number of database and HALDB partitions in a unit of work

Business process management (BMP) applications are enabled to update a combined total of more than 300 full-function databases and HALDB partitions before the changes must be committed. Relieving an earlier restriction, this enhances availability and simplifies use.

Additional performance and reduced total cost of ownership enhancements

Numerous small internal changes improve efficiency and reduce storage and MIPS usage to run IMS . These changes include eliminating the need for certain latches and locks, and optimizing some frequently used processes.

In addition, the Common Queue Server uses pageable large pages for selected buffers when IMS is run on a zEnterprise and z/OS supporting pageable large pages. This support is also provided through the IMS 12 service stream.

Additional serviceability enhancements

The /DIAGNOSE command enhancements enable the /DIAG SNAP command to offer new options for output and to include information on more resources. Support for the SYSOUT output formatting routine enables output to be sent to SYSOUT data sets. This can reduce the time and effort required to capture diagnostic information and resolve problems.

The following separate products offer additional management and scalability for IMS 12 and 13 users

IMS Configuration Manager for z/OS , V2.1 includes source control for DRD resources, a seamless transition from MODBLKs to DRD, and help in managing IMS parameters and resource definitions dynamically. It enables the creation and updating of IMS resources more easily, frequently, and reliably while offering unparalleled levels of availability.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the product's accessibility compliance can be requested via IBM's Web site:

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


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IMS is IBM's premier transaction and hierarchical database management system. Exclusive to the z/OS platform, IMS 13 complements DB2 , CICS , and WebSphere® servers for database and transaction management. Ongoing integration efforts mean that IMS can continue to add significant value to a multi-tier enterprise architecture.

IMS Database Manager is a hierarchical model; DB2 , Oracle, and desktop systems use a relational model. Each database model continues to evolve with unique roles to play. Mission-critical processing that requires unparalleled performance is best served by a hierarchical model. Analytics and business intelligence are best served by a relational model. Most Fortune 100 companies use both.

Operational data is stored in hierarchical form and can be accessed easily by BI and analytics tools. IMS data can be accessed directly or propagated and replicated with relational data in support of BI. IBM includes standard application interfaces and drivers to access IMS as well as other data. Both relational data and hierarchical IMS data can be efficiently accessed, together or independently, using the IMS Transaction Manager and IBM WebSphere servers.

IMS Transaction Manager is one of three strategic IBM application managers, with CICS and WebSphere Application Server. Each provides unique capabilities. IMS TM excels in application management, data storage, and data access and applies strict rules for this access. WebSphere applies simplified access rules, serving the web and integrating data that may be less defined. Enterprise clients use both application managers for specific purposes: IMS TM for mission-critical high-performance processing and WebSphere for web-based applications.

IMS , IBM Rational® , and WebSphere products continue to deliver new levels of tooling and integration. Enterprise clients can take advantage of Rational Developer for System z to maintain and enhance trusted IMS applications and develop web applications. Using the IMS Universal database drivers WebSphere applications can access IMS database data directly using industry standard JDBC and SQL.

IBM continues to invest in new IMS features to help clients improve business efficiency and lower costs. Compared to previous IMS versions, some clients may achieve CPU savings for traditional and nontraditional workloads. Productivity improvements in IMS 13 for database and systems administrators can drive additional operational efficiencies and cost savings. Synergy with System z platform components can reduce CPU use by leveraging the latest processor improvements, larger amounts of memory, solid-state disk, and z/OS enhancements. IMS 13 delivers savings you can count on and is a great fit for your IT future.



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SmoothStart/installation services

IBM Installation Services are provided for IMS by IBM Global Services or your IBM Business Partner at an additional cost. For additional information, contact your IBM representative and ask for Installation Services for IMS .

Additional technical services (planning and migration assistance, performance tuning, and other services) can be obtained through the Worldwide IMS Product Affinity Services team. For more information, contact the team at dmservices@us.ibm.com

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=212-373


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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
 5635-A04     13.1.0   IMS Transaction and Database Servers
 


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The following IMS classes are available now:

 
                                       Course
Course title                           number

IMS Fundamentals                       CMW01
IMS System Programming: DBCTL          CMW12
IMS System Programming: Database       CMW11
  and Transaction Management
IMS Database Recovery and Sharing      CMW20
  Control (DBRC)
Operating your IMS environment         CMW35
Implementing IMS Security              CMW43
Implementing IMS Security              CMW43
IMS Database Repair                    CMW44
IMS Database Recovery                  CMW45
IMS Parallel Sysplex® Workshop         CM621
IMS DB Application Programming         U3717
IMS DC Application Programming         U3718
IMS Physical Organization of           CMW22
  Databases Workshop
IMS Fast Path Implementation           CMW64
IMS DB Performance and Tuning          CMW30
IMS DC TM Performance and Tuning       CMW21
IMS Logical Relationships              CM241
IMS Installation Workshop              U3759
IMS V11 Product Enhancements           CMWB0
IMS V12 Product Enhancements           CMWC0
IMS V13 Product Enhancements (at GA)   CMWD0
IMS Transaction Manager Performance    CMW21
  and Tuning
IMS Diagnostic Approaches              CMW66
IMS High Availability Large Database   CMW46
  (HALDB)
IMS Data Sharing                       CMW50
IMS Shared Queues                      CMW61
  (HALDB)

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



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Processors: IMS 13 operates on 64-bit IBM processors capable of running z/OS V1.13, or later, and supports the Long Displacement Facility of the z/Architecture .

Additional line-item requirement information and a list of supported terminals is provided in the IMS 13 Release Planning Information and the Program Directory for IMS V13.01.00 at

http://www.ibm.com/ims
Software requirements

IMS 13 Transaction and Database Servers

IMS 13 operates under z/OS V1.13 configurations, or subsequent versions, releases, and modification levels, unless otherwise stated, and requires the following minimum version, release, or modification levels:

IMS 13 also operates in a virtual machine under control of z/OS V1.13 and is intended for use in a customer program development, testing, and non-XRF production environment, with some restrictions.

IMS 13 ISC/TCP/IP connection support with CICS requires CICS TS V5.1 ISC TCP/IP support.

Additional line-item requirement information is provided in the IMS 13 Release Planning Information and the Program Directory for IMS V13.01.00 at

http://www.ibm.com/ims

IMS 13 DB can be connected using the appropriate interface to IMS 13 TM (5635-A03), CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2, or later, WebSphere Application Server V7, or later, DB2 for z/OS V9, or later, and user-written software. or later, and user-written software.

IMS 13 TM can be connected using the appropriate interface to IMS 13 TM (5635-A04), or later, IMS 13 DB (5635-A04), or later, CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2, or later, WebSphere Application Server V7, or later, DB2 for z/OS V9, or later, and user-written software.

The IMS ETO feature requires the IMS TM feature.

The IMS Remote Site Recovery (RSR) Record Level Tracking (RLT) feature requires either the IMS TM or the IMS DB feature.

The IMS RSR Database Level Tracking (DLT) feature requires the IMS RSR RLT and IMS DB features.

IMS 13 is written in High Level Assembler, PL/X, C, C++, and JDK Version 7.

Compatibility
Performance considerations

IMS 13 continues to build on its tradition of high-performance, low-cost transaction processing by removing constraints and reducing pathlength while also taking advantage of new system functions.

IMS 13 provides several enhancements to reduce internal IMS pathlength, which may reduce overhead and thus cost per transaction. These enhancements are spread throughout the product where IMS was able to find improved methods to accomplish the same function more efficiently.

With IMS 13, IBM lab measurements show multiple concurrently-executing BMP jobs performing large numbers of inserts and deletes complete in up to 30% lower elapsed time compared with IMS 12.

With IMS 13, IBM lab measurements show a log latch contention reduction of up to 80% compared with IMS 12. This contention reduction may improve your overall throughput and cost per transaction.

IMS continues to demonstrate that it can provide the highest performance, lowest cost transaction performance with absolute integrity for both messages and database.

User group requirements

This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities.

MR0531114545 - Make JVM Persistent in MPPs but not
               the used COBOL modules
MR0823112442 - Keep Modules Resident in an IMS Region
               even throughout transaction switches
MR082311206  - Make Last Used State Feature configurable
MR0531114533 - Print  -Xoptionsfile= parameters from DFSJVM00
MR0909112122 - Preload for IMS JDRs
MR0504113839 - RACF Passphrase Support for OTMA and 3270
               logon/signon
MR0312122426 - Avoid U0367 abend when an OTMA transaction
               reaches the MAXTP condition at a shared
               queues back-end system
MR0128041515 - Provide Command to identify CQS Clients
MR0819082459 - Provide Command to identify CQS Clients
MR0715083323 - IMS ISC SNA Enhancement Request
MR0914077243 - Early OTMA notification to clients when IMS is
               shutting down
MR010610736  - IMS as a Flows Process Application Server
MR0805102410 - Call the OTMA routing exits with descriptor
               information passed and let the exits make
               the final routing decision
MR0805103025 - Provide MQ/Series support for IMS OTMA
               Destination Routing descriptors
MR0929113115 - Synchronous Callout ICAL Call feature
               should be modified to allow easy retrieval
               of the truncated response data in case partial
               data has been returned.
MR1117103338 - Increase the number of IMS PSTs
MR053111373  - ESAF for Java Dependent regions
MR1217096450 - IMS TM Java applications with MQ API
MR1116117148 - Program-to-Program Message Switches should
               be eligible for the "Local-first" Shared
               Queues processing option.
MR0721114547 - All Tools: Quick Customization and IVP Generation
MR0416123047 - ISC over TCP/IP for CICS to Support Asynchronous
               communications with CICS
MR020112193  - IMS DEDB database resizing online
MR0516125459 - Increase converter cache in IMS Connect
MR1117103338 - Increase the number of IMS PSTs

Planning information

Products eligible for single version charging

Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic Edition. These fee services can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic Edition will help answer questions pertaining to usage, how-to, and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information on services, call 888-426-4343.

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or 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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The following softcopy publications are available from the IBM Publications Center at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order
           Title                     Order Number  Availability

IMS Version 13 Program Directory     GI10-8914     December 2012
IMS Version 13 Release Planning      GC19-3658     October 2012

Ordering instructions and order processing availability will be communicated when IBM announces availability of this product.

The following IMS Redbooks® are available now from Mechanicsburg or at

http://www.ibm.com/redbooks
          Title                                     Order number

IMS 12: The IMS Catalog red paper                     REDP-4812
IMS 12 Technical Overview                             SG24-7972
IMS 11 Open Database                                  SG24-7856
IMS V11 Technical Overview                            SG24-7807
Powering SOA Solutions with IMS                       SG24-7662
IMS V10 Implementation Guide: A Technical Overview    SG24-7526
Powering SOA with IBM Data Servers                    SG24-7259
IMS Performance and Tuning Guide                      SG24-7324
Publishing IMS and DB2 Data Using WebSphere           SG24-7132
  Information Integrator: Configuration and
  Monitoring Guide
IMS Connectivity in an On Demand Environment:         SG24-6794
      A Practical Guide to IMS Connectivity
IMS V9 Implementation Guide: A Technical Overview     SG24-6398
IMS V8 Implementation Guide: A Technical              SG24-6594
    Introduction of the New Features
IMS 12 Selected Performance Topics                    SG24-8071

The following materials are available in PDF or HTML format and may be obtained at the Library link through

http://www.ibm.com/ims
                     Title

IMS 13
IMS Presentations and White papers on Enterprise Integration,
Performance, Connectivity, and other IMS topics

The following book is available in hardcopy format from IBM Press:

          Title

An Introduction to IMS - Second Edition

For details, visit

http://www.ibm.com/ims

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS . Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the US, 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.

Unless a later date is specified, an order is scheduled for the week following order entry.

New users of IMS 12 should specify:

Type: 5635 Model: A03

CFSW configuration and order entry capability are available.

Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) basic license

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. For details, refer to Software Announcement 210-238, dated July 22, 2010 ,

Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) basic license:

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

 
Program name: Information Management System Version 13
Transaction and Database Servers
 
Program PID:  5635-A04
 
Entitlement                                   License option /
identifier        Description                 pricing metric

S0171RV          V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, AWLC
S0171RX          V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, AWLC
S0171RS          IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, AWLC
S0171RT          V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, AWLC
S0171RW          V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, AWLC
 
Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC) basic license

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 while extending the software price performance provided by EWLC. For details, refer to Software Announcement 211-250, dated July 12, 2011 .

Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC) basic license:

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

Program name: Information Management System Version 13
Transaction and Database Servers
 
Program PID:  5635-A04
 
Entitlement                                   License option /
identifier        Description                 pricing metric

S0171RV          V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, AEWLC
S0171RX          V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, AEWLC
S0171RS          IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, AEWLC
S0171RT          V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, AEWLC
S0171RW          V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, AEWLC
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 name: Information Management System Version 13
Transaction and Database Servers
 
Program PID:  5635-A04
 
Entitlement                                   License option /
identifier        Description                 pricing metric

S0171RV          V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, PSLC (ABCD)
S0171RX          V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, PSLC (ABCD)
S0171RS          IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, PSLC (ABCD)
S0171RT          V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, PSLC (ABCD)
S0171RW          V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, PSLC (ABCD)
Workload License Charge (WLC) basic license

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 name: Information Management System Version 13
Transaction and Database Servers
 
Program PID:  5635-A04
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric

S0171RV      V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, V-WLC
S0171RX      V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, V-WLC
S0171RS      IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, V-WLC
S0171RT      V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, V-WLC
S0171RW      V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, V-WLC
 
Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC) basic license

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

Program name: Information Management System Version 13
Transaction and Database Servers
 
Program PID:  5635-A04
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric

S0171RV      V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, Entry WLC
S0171RX      V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, Entry WLC
S0171RS      IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, Entry WLC
S0171RT      V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, Entry WLC
S0171RW      V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, Entry WLC
 

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.

 
Program name: Information Management System Version 13
Transaction and Database Servers
 
Program PID:  5635-A04
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric

S0171RV      V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, ULC (ABCD)
S0171RX      V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, ULC (ABCD)
S0171RS      IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, ULC (ABCD)
S0171RT      V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, ULC (ABCD)
S0171RW      V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, ULC (ABCD)
 
Growth opportunity license charge (GOLC)

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the correct level.

Specify the GOLC monthly license option.
 
Program name: Information Management System Version 13
Transaction and Database Servers
 
Program PID:  5635-A04
 
Entitlement                                   License option /
identifier        Description                 pricing metric

S0171RV          V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, GOLC
S0171RX          V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, GOLC
S0171RS          IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, GOLC
S0171RT          V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, GOLC
S0171RW          V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, GOLC
 
System z entry license charge (zELC)

To order zELC software, specify the program number and the zELC Processor Group.

Specify the zELC monthly license option.
 
Program name: Information Management System Version 13
Transaction and Database Servers
 
Program PID:  5635-A04
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric

S0171RV      V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, zELC
S0171RX      V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, zELC
S0171RS      IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, zELC
S0171RT      V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, zELC
S0171RW      V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   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.

Basic machine-readable material
 
Orderable  Language  Distribution  Description
supply ID             Medium

S0171RM    English   CST3590-128T  IMS V13 Extended Terminal Op QPP, ENU
S0171RL    English   CST3590-128T  IMS V13 DB-Level Tracking QP, ENU
S0171RK    English   CST3590-128T  IMS V13 Database Manager QPP, ENU
S0171RR    English   CST3590-128T  IMS V13 TM QPP, ENU
S0171RP    English   CST3590-128T  IMS V13 RLT QPP, ENU
Customization options

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

Example

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

Initial shipments
 
 Feature             Description
 
 
 3444               Serial Number Only
                    (suppresses shipment of media and documentation)
 
 3470               Ship Media Only
                    (suppresses initial shipment of documentation)
 
 3471               Ship Documentation Only
                    (suppresses initial shipment of media)
Update shipments
 
 Feature             Description
 
 
 3480               Ship Media Updates Only
                    (suppresses update shipment of documentation)
 
 3481               Ship Documentation Only
                    (suppresses update shipment of media)
 
 3482               Suppress Updates
                    (suppresses update shipment of media and
                    documentation)
Expedite shipments
 
 Feature             Description

 
 3445               Local IBM Office Expedite
                    (for IBM use only)
 
 3446               Customer Expedite Process Charge
                    ($30 charge for each product)
 

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

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac® .

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

http://www.software.ibm.com/ShopzSeries

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general availability. Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.



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Agreement

IBM Customer Agreement

Variable charges apply

No

Indexed monthly license charge (IMLC) applies

No

Location license applies

No

Use limitation applies

No

Educational allowance available

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

Volume orders

Not applicable.

 
 Replaced Program(s)   Replacement Program(s)
 program     program   program        program
 number       name     number          name

 5655-B01    IMS V7    5635-A04       IMS V13
 5655-C56    IMS V8    5635-A04       IMS V13
 5655-J38    IMS V9    5635-A04       IMS V13
 5635-A01    IMS V10   5635-A04       IMS V13
 5635-A02    IMS V11   5635-A04       IMS V13
 5635-A03    IMS V12   5635-A04       IMS V13
 5635-A04    IMS V13   Follow-on      if any
 
Warranty applies

Yes

Licensed program materials availability
  Restricted Materials of IBM:     None
  Non-Restricted Source Materials: Some
  Object Code Only (OCO):          Some
Program services
  Support Center applies:          Yes
                                   Access is available through the
                                   IBM Support Center
  Available until discontinued:    12 months' written notice
  APAR Mailing Address:            IBM Corporation
                                   555 Bailey Avenue
                                   San Jose, CA 95141
IBM Operational Support Services - SupportLine

Yes



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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered destroyed or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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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.

 
 
 Program number      
 
  5635-A04        
 
 
Entitlement                                   License option /
identifier        Description                 pricing metric

S0171RV          V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, AWLC
S0171RX          V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, AWLC
S0171RS          IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, AWLC
S0171RT          V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, AWLC
S0171RW          V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, AWLC
 
Entitlement                                   License option /
identifier        Description                 pricing metric

S0171RV          V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, AEWLC
S0171RX          V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, AEWLC
S0171RS          IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, AEWLC
S0171RT          V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, AEWLC
S0171RW          V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, AEWLC
 
Entitlement                             License option/
identifier   Description                Pricing metric

S0171RV      V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, zELC
S0171RX      V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, zELC
S0171RS      IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, zELC
S0171RT      V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, zELC
S0171RW      V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, zELC
Entitlement                                   License option /
identifier        Description                 pricing metric

S0171RV          V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, GOLC
S0171RX          V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, GOLC
S0171RS          IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, GOLC
S0171RT          V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, GOLC
S0171RW          V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, GOLC
 
Entitlement                                   License option /
identifier        Description                 pricing metric

S0171RV          V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, PSLC (ABCD)
S0171RX          V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, PSLC (ABCD)
S0171RS          IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, PSLC (ABCD)
S0171RT          V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, PSLC (ABCD)
S0171RW          V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, PSLC (ABCD)

Variable Workload License Charges

 
 Entitlement                             License option/
 identifier   Description                Pricing metric
 
 S0171RV      V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, V-WLC
 S0171RX      V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, V-WLC
 S0171RS      IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, V-WLC
 S0171RT      V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, V-WLC
 S0171RW      V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, V-WLC
Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC)
 
Entitlement                             License option/
identifier   Description                Pricing metric

S0171RV      V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, Entry WLC
S0171RX      V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, Entry WLC
S0171RS      IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, Entry WLC
S0171RT      V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, Entry WLC
S0171RW      V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, Entry WLC
 
Entitlement                             License option/
identifier   Description                Pricing metric

S0171RV      V13 Extended Term Opt QPP    Basic MLC, ULC
S0171RX      V13 Transaction Manager QPP  Basic MLC, ULC
S0171RS      IMS V13 DataBase Manager QPP Basic MLC, ULC
S0171RT      V13 DB-Level Tracking QPP    Basic MLC, ULC
S0171RW      V13 Recov Lvl Tracking QPP   Basic MLC, ULC

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers. For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


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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

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


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

IMS and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/