IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1 delivers the tools you need to help reduce the cost and business risk of managing your IBM System z platform and middleware environmentIBM United States Software Announcement 214-044
January 7, 2014
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|At a glance|
Managing your IBM® z/OS® and middleware is complicated. Why complicate things more by choosing different tools to do this key task? IBM Tivoli® OMEGAMON® Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1 can help with a powerful integrated capability that reduces costs by:
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IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1 provides both real-time and historical performance and availability management capabilities for your IBM z/OS operating system, networks, storage subsystems, IBM DB2®, IBM CICS®, IBM IMS, IBM WebSphere® MQ for z/OS, and IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS.
This single orderable product helps manage performance and availability of your zEnterprise®. It utilizes a common GUI interface while offering an Enhanced 3270 User Interface (Enhanced 3270UI) for select functions. In depth analysis capabilities for the subject matter experts (SMEs) and consolidated views for other groups within the IT organization make this offering truly valuable to multiple users in any company. The suite provides composite alerts from multiple areas to quickly identify root problems, suggests actions to address problems, and fosters greater communication amongst IT groups for a more efficient way of managing the z/OS platform.
SMEs will appreciate the deep dive capabilities for analysis and problem correction enabled for the total z/OS platform and middleware to be monitored. The suite also provides action capabilities needed to address problems that are detected minimizing mean time to correction and avoiding costly outages.
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS contains:
As a function of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring infrastructure provided with every z/OS based OMEGAMON product, the IBM Tivoli zEnterprise Monitoring Agent is included. This monitoring agent provides visibility into the zEnterprise hybrid infrastructure, including hardware resources, hypervisors, virtual servers, virtual networks, and workload resource groups that span heterogeneous platforms as defined by IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager. This has proactive monitoring of zEnterprise workload resource groups to help them meet the service level objectives that you have defined for the enterprise.
Note: You have the ability to upgrade in to the suite if you own any of the component products.
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For details, refer to Software requirements section.
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|Planned availability date|
January 31, 2014
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IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1 offers a broad real-time and historical performance and availability management function for IBM z/OS, networks, storage subsystems, and middleware such as IBM DB2, IBM CICS, IBM IMS, IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS, and IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS technologies. This consolidated offering allows a common GUI shared throughout and Enhanced 3270 User Interface (Enhanced 3270UI) for some of the products that are capable of 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 your environment.
Specific values in the areas of operating systems, networks, storage, DB2, CICS, IMS, WebSphere MQ for z/OS, and WebSphere Application Server for z/OS technologies. Message Queuing on z/OS and WebSphere on z/OS are numerous for subject matter experts (SMEs) and other users of the zEnterprise including users outside of the data center. Management capabilities include resource and workload views of your zEnterprise.
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1 provides the following:
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The overriding value of Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1 is the broad performance and availability management capability covering the operating systems and middleware, For example, the Tivoli OMEGAMON family of products utilizes the Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP) to provide the same graphical interface, which allows various end users, from different zEnterprise domains (operating systems, networks, storage, CICS, IMS, WebSphere MQ, and WebSphere Application Server) to utilize the same user interface and leverage information in managing their environment.
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Following are links to the announcements of the products included in IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1.
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Program Program number VRM name 5698-AA8 5.1.1 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS
Product identification number
Program PID number Subscription and Support host product PID number 5698-AA8 5698-AA9
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Business Partner information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website
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Specified operating environment
Refer to the Reference information section for a link to the individual announcements for each product. The Hardware requirements section in each announcement will give detailed information for each product.
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The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1 is distributed with:
This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.
Security, auditability, and control
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1 products use the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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|Licensing metric definitions and pricing examples|
Licensing terms and conditions
Licensing metric definitions
Millions of Service Units (MSU)
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 switchover 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, 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 the following System z software product:
System z server:
- 1,500 MSU System z server
All products in this example employ Value Unit slope VUE007 (VUE = Value 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-AA8 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 Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1 Program PID: 5698-AA8 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S017D15 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Basic OTC, per Value Unit Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1 Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S017D14 Multilingual 3590 tape
Subscription and Support PID: 5698-AA9
Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S017D18 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S Performance Management No charge, decline SW S&S Suite for z/OS V5.1.1 Per MSU SW S&S registration S&S Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S017D17 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 and ServerPac. These customized offerings 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 Shopz 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 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
Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.
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|Terms and conditions|
The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.
IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.
This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).
Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance
The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:
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
- GI13-2300-00: Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1
The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website
Limited warranty applies
IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.
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)
IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies
Software Subscription and Support applies
Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.
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.
For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at
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 Electronic Services|
Electronic Service Agent and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.
Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful Web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, refer to
The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.
Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.
Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM. The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM.
More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.
Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at
My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.
For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit
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