IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks V5.1 helps to optimize business application performance and end-user productivityIBM United States Software Announcement 212-429
October 2, 2012
|Table of contents|
|At a glance|
New capabilities of IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for Mainframe Networks V5.1, and Tivoli OMEGAMON for z/OS® Management Suite V5.1 are designed to:
Tivoli OMEGAMON z/OS Management Suite V5.1 combines performance and availability management in one convenient offering. Both OMEGAMON products included in this consolidated offering feature:
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IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks, V5.1 enables you to proactively monitor the health of vital TCP/IP and SNA mainframe networks.
Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks is designed to help you fine-tune, troubleshoot, and diagnose TCP/IP and SNA network performance among IBM Websphere, IBM CICS® , IBM DB2® , IBM IMS , and other key applications, before the end user experiences a problem. OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks includes a GUI, the Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP) with easily customized workspaces including the ability to deliver expert information to operators, and a 3270 interface. IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks integrates with other IBM solutions to provide comprehensive incident and problem management, event consolidation, network resource and operations automation, business continuity, and business service management.
Tivoli OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite V5.1 offers the following:
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For details, refer to the Software requirements section.
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|Planned availability date|
October 26, 2012
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Tivoli OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite V5.1 offers a broad real-time and historical performance and availability management function for the z/OS operating system, networks, and storage subsystems. It uses a common GUI and e3270 interface that is capable of integrating information from any of the three areas on a single workspace for in in-depth analysis. The GUI gives you composite alerts from multiple areas to quickly identify root problems, suggests actions to address problems, and fosters greater operator communication for a more efficient way of managing the z/OS platform.
Specific values for operating systems, networks, and storage for subject matter experts (SMEs) and other users of the z/OS operating system include the following:
These are just some of the many metrics of z/OS that can be monitored. The solution also includes action you need to address problems that are detected, minimizing mean time to correction or avoiding costly outages.
The solution gives you visibility into TCP/IP, VTAM® and NCP networks on System z® . Additional capabilities include monitoring network activity, including connections, ports, gateways, VIPA and DVIPA, hypersockets, OSA, and more. To diagnose and resolve performance issues, you can take actions such as ping, tracerte, nslookup, and drop connections. Finally, tight integration with Tivoli NetView® for z/OS offers powerful system availability and automation for maximum uptime.
z/OS storage performance monitoring gives you detailed information and actions within the z/OS storage subsystem. You can monitor performance and availability of applications and their I/O, channels, control units, volumes, datasets, tape, virtual tape system (VTS), DFSMS constructs, and DFSMShsm activity. Toolkit functions for day-to-day storage management functions and integration are available with a wide variety of z/OS storage management utilities.
The integration provided by Tivoli OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite is world class, combining z/OS , network, and storage information on a single workspace from both GUI and e3270 interfaces. The GUI includes composite alert (situation). It can be extended to any OMEGAMON or Tivoli Monitoring solution as well as other IBM offerings to create an efficient, enterprise-wide management center fostering an environment where not only IT hardware resources but personnel effectiveness can be increased.
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The overriding value of Tivoli OMEGAMON XE products is the broad z/OS platform performance and availability management capability covering the operating system and subsystems and storage areas. The integrated solution can separately or in an integrated manner manage the z/OS operating system, subsystems, and storage areas.
For example, the Tivoli OMEGAMON family of products utilizes the Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP) to provide the same graphical interface, across the family, which allows end users from different domains (storage, operating systems, and networks) to utilize the same user interface and leverage information from multiple areas to perform management of their z/OS environment. The enhanced 3270 user interface, which is a major part of these V5.1 releases, provides this same capability on what is commonly called a green screen. Problems detected for performance or availability which are detected by the OMEGAMON products can be integrated to other Tivoli products in the Systems Management environment.
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Program Program number VRM name 5698-T03 5.1 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks 5698-TOM 5.1 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite
Product identification number
Program PID number Subscription and Support host product PID number 5698-T03 5608-S76 5698-TOM 5698-Z06
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Specified operating environment
Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks can be deployed on any IBM System z hardware system capable of running z/OS V1.12, or later, and other requisite software for that product.
Tivoli OMEGAMON DE on z/OS :
Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS :
Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Storage on z/OS :
Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks on z/OS :
The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks V5.1 and IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for z/OS Management Suite V5.1 are distributed with the following:
Security, auditability, and control
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframes uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. 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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Licensing metric definitions and pricing examples
Licensing metric definitions
An engine is also referred to as a central processor (CP) or processor. Engines for traditional workloads are called General Purpose CPs. Engines for Linux workloads are called Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or Linux-only engines. Engines for Coupling Facility workloads are called Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) engines.
IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)
This optional facility enables additional processing capacity exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the model designation of a System z or OS/390® server. Consequently, executing Linux workload on the IBM IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS , OS/390 , VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems or applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications that run on the IFL.
The IFL may be dedicated to a single Linux-mode logical partition or it may be shared by multiple Linux-mode logical partitions. Installations should note that the Linux workspace enabled by this facility will not support any of the S/390® traditional operating systems ( OS/390 , TPF, VSE, or VM). Only Linux applications or Linux operating in conjunction with the Virtual Image Facility, an environment that operates within a logical partition or in native S/390 mode and provides the capability to create multiple Linux images, is supported by the IBM S/390 IFL
Millions of Service Units (MSU) is defined as millions of CPU service units per hour; the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390 or System z software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM , or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).
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Standby or backup systems
For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm and hot. In cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire other licenses or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.
As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes:
Cold: A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.
Warm: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.
Hot: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlement(s) for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.
Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data, or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch-over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.
In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files or transactions, maintaining a heartbeat, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource,), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be obtained.
A Value Unit (VU) is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. Value Unit entitlements are based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement, for example MSUs, Users, Engines, Tape Drives, etc., for the given software. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of Value Units required for Licensee's environment as specified in the specific Program terms. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to the Program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with other Value Unit entitlements of another program.
System z software pricing examples (MSU based)
The pricing example below should be used to determine required license entitlements for Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for z/OS .
System z server:
- 1,500 MSU System z server
All products in this example employ Value Unit slope VUE007 (VUE = Value Unit Exhibit). If the customer has installed 1,500 MSUs, the applicable number of Value Units will be:
MSUs Value Units/MSU Value Units Base 3 1.00 3.00 Tier A 42 .45 18.90 Tier B 130 .36 46.80 Tier C 140 .27 37.80 Tier D 1,185 .20 237.00 Total 1,500 343.50
When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is rounded up to the next integer. So the customer will need to license 344 Value Units in this example.
Value Units for non-MSU-based S/390 processors:
System Value Units/System MP3000 H30 6 MP3000 H50 8 MP3000 H70 12 ESL Models 2
Value Units for IBM 9672 processors are based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all System z systems measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the IBM System/370, System/390® and System z Machine Exhibit, Z125-3901.
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Value Unit exhibit VUE007
MSUs MSUs minimum maximum Value Units/MSU Base 1 3 1 Tier A 4 45 0.45 Tier B 46 175 0.36 Tier C 176 315 0.27 Tier D 316 + 0.2
Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:
Hardware Value Units/machine MP3000 H30 6 MP3000 H50 8 MP3000 H70 12 ESL models 2
The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.
If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:
Translation from MSUs to Value Units MSUs * Value Units/MSU = Value Units Base 3 * 1.00 = 3.00 Tier A 42 * .45 = 18.90 Tier B 130 * .36 = 46.80 Tier C 140 * .27 = 37.80 Tier D 1,185 * .20 = 237.00 Total 1,500 343.50
When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
Ordering information for 5698-T03 and 5698-TOM MSU-based System z offerings:
To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.
Program name: IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks V5.1 Program PID: 5698-T03 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S0173DL IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Basic OTC, per Value Unit Mainframe Networks Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S0173DM Multilingual 3590 tape IBM NetView Performance Monitor S0173LC English 3590 tape S0173DP Japanese 3950 tape Program name: IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for z/OS Management Suite V5.1 Program PID: 5698-TOM Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S0173DS IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Basic OTC, per Value Unit z/OS Management Suite Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S0173DT Multilingual 3590 tape Subscription and Support PID: 5608-S76 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S011KWL IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S for Mainframe Networks No charge, decline SW S&S S&S Per MSU SW S&S registration Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S011KWM Multilingual Hardcopy publication Subscription and Support PID: 5698-Z06 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S016T65 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S for z/OS Management No charge, decline SW S&S Suite S&S Per MSU SW S&S registration Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S016T66 Multilingual Hardcopy publication
Subscription and Support
Subscription and Support must be ordered to receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions, at no additional charge. The capacity of Subscription and Support (for example, Processor Value Units or terabytes) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.
To order, specify the Subscription and Support program product number and the appropriate license or charge option.
IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products, via a separately purchased offering, under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support Maintenance. This offering:
When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.
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
You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac , include:
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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These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.
IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.
License Information form number
GI13-2256-00 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks V5.1 GI13-2259-00 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite V5.1
The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website
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IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at
IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).
Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.
For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.
Volume orders (IVO)
Passport Advantage applies
Software Subscription and Support applies
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While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at
Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.
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IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel
System i Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
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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.
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