Announcement Letter Number 283-284 dated September 15, 1983
US - Last Revised on September 15, 1983

Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability

Customer Letter Section

    Small System Executive/VSE is a pregenerated, preconfigured VSE
         operating system for the IBM 4321, 4331, 4341, and 4361
         systems.  Designed for ease of installation, operation and
         use, SSX/VSE consists of VSE components and SSX/VSE unique
         prompters and aids which have been tested as a single
    Release 3 continues to enhance the compatibility of VSE programs
         that execute in an SSX/VSE environment.  With the hardware
         and software enhancements of Release 3 and the compatibility
         of most VSE user programs, SSX/VSE should be considered for
         use in many stand-alone and networking environments.
    Highlights of SSX/VSE are:
    *    Shipped as one tape and installs in two hours or less.
    *    Requires significantly reduced customer skills compared to
         VSE by providing extensive usability functions for
         installation, operation, administration, and program
    *    Provides system stability through integrated component
         testing and service aids.
    *    Provides task oriented documentation.
    *    Is upward compatible to VSE.  Existing VSE applications
         generally can be executed on SSX/VSE without modification.
    *    In combination with the new 4361 processors, provides
         significant price/performance improvements in stand-alone or
         Distributed Data Processing environments.
    *    Supports numerous application packages developed by IBM and
         independent software vendors.  (See GY33-6950 DOS/VSE and
         SSX/VSE Application Programs Available From Non-IBM
    Additional hardware support:
    *    Support of IBM 4361 processors.
    *    Support of IBM 3705-80 and 3705-II Communications
    *    Support of the IBM 3694 Document Processor.
    *    Support of the IBM 5150, 5160 Personal Computer, as a 3278-2
         display station or 377X like RJE workstation.
    *    Capability to attach up to 32 DASD addresses, with mixed
         3310/3370 DASD support (the two SSX/VSE system disks must
         still be the same type).
    *    Support of the IBM 6670 Information Distributor as a POWER
         RJE workstation on BSC lines.
    Enhanced functions:
    *    Online problem determination for CICS transactions.
    *    Extended prompter functions for the System Administrator.
    *    Skeletons in the ICCF library for VTAM and NCP.
    Additional optional IBM programs:
    *    Enhanced network support
         -    ACF/NCP
         -    ACF/SSP
         -    FTP
         -    VM/VCNA
    *    Program development productivity aids
         -    ISPF
         -    ISPF/PDF
    *    Query products
         -    CSP/Q
         -    QMF/VSE
    *    Graphics
         -    GDDM
    *    Performance Measurement
         -    VSE Performance Tool
    *    Finance Support
         -    VSE/3890 Document Processor Support
    The same pregenerated VSE components contained in SSX/VSE Release
2 continue to be used in SSX/VSE Release 3, with the exception that
ACF/VTAM has replaced ACF/VTAME.  These components are as follows:
Base Component                              Release
VSE/AF, Assembler                           R3.5*
OLTEP                                       V1R1*
EREP                                        R2.2*
VSE/POWER                                   V2R1
CICS/VS                                     R1.5
VSE/ICCF                                    R3.5*
VSE/IPF                                     R4.5*
ACF/VTAM                                    V2R1*
VSE/VSAM                                    R3*
DOS/VS Sort/Merge                           R4
VSE/DITTO                                   R3*
VSE/Fast Copy                               R2*
VSE/OCCF                                    R1
IPCS                                        R3
DOS/VS COBOL                                R3
    Releases of these products that have changed from SSX/VSE Release
2 are noted with an asterisk.
    SSX/VSE unique functions (menus, prompters, helps, tutorials)
provided in SSX/VSE Release 2 are also provided for most Release 3
enhancements.  Certain functions may require skills above the normal
SSX/VSE skills for installation, activation, and use.
    Additional Hardware Support:
    Support of IBM 4361 Processors:
    *    IBM 4361 processors and configurations which comply with the
         SSX/VSE hardware support environment.
    Support of additional devices and controllers:
    *    Up to 32 DASD addresses.
    *    Mixed IBM 3310/3370 DASD support.  DASD need not be of the
         same device type.  The two SSX/VSE system disks, however,
         have to be of the same type, either 3310 or 3370.
    *    The IBM 3430 tape unit.
    *    The IBM 4245 channel-attached high-speed printer.
    *    The IBM 3262-5, a channel-attached printer which is fully
         compatible with the Display/Printer Adapter-attached 3262
         Models 1 and 11.
    *    The IBM 3268 terminal printer in 3287 mode.
    *    The IBM 5210 Models G01, G02 correspondence quality printer
         as an IBM 3287 compatible device.
    *    The IBM 6580 Displaywriter System in IBM 3278 compatibility
    *    The IBM 3178 keyboard display terminal.  Certain functions
         available on the 3278 are not available on the 3178:
         APL/Text, Extended Data Stream, Programmed Symbols, Light
         Pen, and Dual Control Unit Support.
    *    The IBM 5150, 5160 Personal Computer, when loaded with the
         327X emulation program, as 3278-2 display station or 377X
         like RJE workstation.
    *    The IBM 6670 Information Distributor as POWER RJE work
         station on BSC lines.
    *    The IBM 3694 Document Processor.
    *    Card Devices.  All I/O modules and error recovery routines
         required for card device support are now available.  A
         description of how to activate this support is contained in
         the Pregeneration Specification Manual.
    *    IBM 3705-80 and 3705-II Communication Controllers operating
         in network control mode.
    Enhanced functions:
    *    Online Problem Determination for CICS transactions.  In case
         of an abnormal termination of a CICS transaction, a message
         on the CICS terminal informs the user of the probable cause
         of the error and how to obtain additional problem
         determination information.  The user can either look at this
         information directly or inform the System Administrator.
         All information can be retrieved within the CICS
         environment.  This significantly improves the availability
         of the SSX/VSE system by eliminating the CICS wait times due
         to the VSE dump I/O.
    *    Extended data stream, programmed symbols, and color features
         are supported for terminal printers.
    *    The VTAM startup parameters can easily be changed by means
         of a skeleton in the ICCF library.
    *    Restarting of a CICS partition without shutting down and
         re-IPLing the complete SSX/VSE system is now possible.
    *    The ICCF/POWER notification capability, which informs the
         user of completion of a job which has been submitted to a
         batch partition, is now available.
    *    Extended prompter functions for the System Administrator are
         available to improve usability.
    *    For large user print files, performance can now be improved
         through buffering of the spooled print output.
    *    A 3705/NCP Networking skeleton is provided to ease
         generation of NCP.
    Additional optional programs, prompter supported:
    SSX/VSE prompter supported programs are defined as follows:

    *    IBM supplied VSE programs.
    *    Verified under SSX/VSE and, where appropriate, adapted to
    *    Prompter supported in the SSX/VSE base system for
         installation and maintenance. (Exception:  RM-BASIC IUP is
         only installation prompter supported.)
    SSX/VSE Release 3 provides prompter support for the following
optional IBM programs in addition to those already supported by
previous SSX/VSE releases:
    *    ACF/NCP Version 2 - NCP resides in the 3705 Communication
         Controller and provides for physical management of the
         communication network.  It controls attached lines and
         terminals, routes data through the network and performs
         error recovery.  NCP communicates with the host through the
         VTAM component of SSX/VSE or, in the case of a remote 3705,
         through another NCP.  Program Number 5735-XX9.
    *    ACF/SSP Version 2 - SSP provides generation and utility
         functions for users of ACF/NCP Version 2 on IBM 3705-II and
         IBM 3705-80 Communication Controllers, like assembler, load,
         dump, dynamic dump, trace analysis program, and
         configuration report program.  Program Number 5735-XXA.
    *    ISPF and ISPF/PDF - The Interactive System Productivity
         Facility (ISPF) is a dialog manager for interactive
         applications.  It provides control and service to support
         processing of interactive applications (dialogs) in
         different host environments.  ISPF and the applicable
         ISPF/Program Development Facility (ISPF/PDF) are related IBM
         program products.  Together they are designed to increase
         productivity in the development of applications by taking
         advantage of the features of display terminals.  They
         contain special functions for the development and use of
         interactive applications (dialogs).  Program Number 5668-960
         (ISPF) and 5666-281 (PDF).
    *    CSP/Q - CSP/Query is an ad-hoc query/report writer designed
         to use the data definitions of CSP/Application Development
         to query VSAM files.  CSP/Q is specifically designed to
         introduce the SQL/DS language to smaller 4300 and 4361
         processors and to make it easier to use by non DP end users.
         Program Number 5668-918.
    *    FTP Version 2 Release 1.1 - The File Transfer Program
         Version 2 provides a remote file submission capability
         between any combination of VSE- and SSX/VSE-based nodes by
         using ACF/VTAM or ACF/VTAME.  Any node may be a sending or
         receiving node for VSAM entry sequenced, key sequenced or
         sequential data sets residing on tape (labeled or unlabeled)
         or disk.  Program Number 5668-932.
    Additional optional programs, verified:
    SSX/VSE verified programs are defined as follows:
    *    IBM supplied DOS/VSE programs.
    *    Verified under SSX/VSE.
    *    Installed on SSX/VSE according to their documented
         installation procedures.
    SSX/VSE Release 3 supports the following optional IBM programs in
addition to those already supported by previous SSX/VSE releases:
    *    ACF/NCP Version 1, Release 2.1 (for a short description, see
         ACF/NCP Version 2 in the preceding section).  ACF/NCP
         Version 1, Release 2.1 is intended for use in controllers
         with limited storage which do not require advanced
         networking facilities such as parallel links, transmission
         groups, multiple routes or interconnected NCPs.  Program
         Number 5735-XX1.
    *    ACF/SSP Version 1, Release 2.1 provides generation and
         utility functions for ACF/NCP Version 1 (for additional
         description, see ACF/SSP Version 2 in the preceding
         section).  Program Number 5735-XX3.
    *    GDDM Release 3 - The Graphical Data Display Manager (GDDM),
         and its Presentation Graphics Feature (PGF) provide the user
         with a comprehensive graphical drawing and display/printing
         capability.  Program Number 5748-XXH.
    *    QMF/VSE - The Query Management Facility/VSE is an
         interactive query and report-writing product that runs in
         the SSX/VSE environment with the IBM SQL/Data System
         (SQL/DS) relational data base manager.  QMF/VSE offers the
         user a choice of two query languages:
         -    The Structured Query Language (SQL) and
         -    Query-by-Example (QBE)
    With QMF/VSE users can:
         -    Access data kept in SQL/DS tables
         -    Perform calculations on that data
         -    Produce reports in several formats
         -    Add to, change, or delete existing data
    Program Number 5666-292.
    *    VSE Performance Tool (VSE/PT) - VSE/PT is a software-system
         monitor for measuring and evaluating the performance of an
         SSX/VSE system.  Sampling and trace techniques are used to
         dynamically capture performance related data.  From this
         data VSE/PT produces detailed and/or summary reports that
         can be used to locate system bottlenecks, etc.  Program
         Number 5796-PLQ.
    *    VM/VCNA - The Virtual Machine/VTAM Communications Network
         Application (VM/VCNA) program product allows VM/CMS systems
         to be full participants in an SNA network.  Users of VM/CMS
         may access SNA-based applications in any system in an SNA
         multisystem network or in an SNA guest virtual machine in
         the VM/SP system.  Conversely, users may access CMS
         facilities from a terminal attached to a non-VM system.
         VM/VCNA runs in a VM/SP guest virtual machine under SSX/VSE.
         Program Number 5735-RC5.
    *    VSE/3890 Document Processor Support - This program product
         is used to read and stacker select banking documents using
         the 3890 Document Processor.  This support enables the user
         -    Define a 128-byte initialization record for the 3890.
         -    Load the 3890 control unit with initialization data
              and/or modify its contents.
         -    Start and stop document feeding during a run.
         -    Retrieve document data from the 3890.
         -    Image process documents.
         -    Provide parallel processing for multiple 3890s.
    Program Number 5746-DC1.
    The documentation for SSX/VSE is contained in nine manuals.
These manuals have been updated to include the SSX/VSE Release 3
enhancements.  These manuals are:  SSX/VSE General Information
    SSX/VSE Licensed Program Specifications
    SSX/VSE Installation
    SSX/VSE Operation
    SSX/VSE Administration
    SSX/VSE Application Development
    SSX/VSE Problem Determination
    SSX/VSE Message and Codes
    SSX/VSE Pregeneration Specifications (optional)
    With SSX/VSE Release 3 a master index is provided which is common
to the entire SSX/VSE library:
    SSX/VSE Master Index
 Note: Tasks which require VSE, CICS, VTAM or other DP skills are
documented only in the SSX/VSE Pregeneration Specification Manual.
Course                  Type           Code      Length
SSX/VSE System          Classroom      A3604     4 days
SSX/VSE Application     Classroom      A3605     5 days
Distributed SSX/VSE     Classroom      C3502     3 days
    Consult the IBM Catalog of Education (G320-1244) for courses
appropriate to optional program users.
    SSX/VSE Release 3 users may need additional individual product
and/or VSE education in order to:
    *    Implement processor to processor communication.
    *    Use and service the optional programs NCCF, NPDA, NCP, SSP,

         Control-Logging and Reporting and DSLU.
    *    Install SSX/VSE under VM/370.
    *    Plan and install applications for the Finance Communication
    *    Implement BSC communication.
    *    Install and use Magnetic Character Reader (MCR) and Optical
         Character Reader (OCR) devices.
    *    Use the application installation interface and additional
         functions as described in the SSX/VSE Pregeneration
         Specifications manual.
    Systems programming and communication systems programming skills
are required at the host site when SSX/VSE is installed in a
networking environment.
    Planned availability is September 30, 1983.
    Technical Information
    Specified operating environment:
    Hardware requirements:
    SSX/VSE Release 3 is designed to run on IBM 4321, 4331, 4341, or
4361 processors in ECPS:VSE mode with storage sizes of one megabyte
and above.  It supports disks, tapes, printers, diskettes, magnetic
character readers, optical character readers, and a range of
terminals and communication subsystems.  It can be installed with 12
or 16 megabytes of virtual storage.
    *    Minimum Configuration:  The minimum configuration needed to
         run SSX/VSE is:
         -    Processor - IBM 4321, 4331, 4341, or 4361 with at least
              1MB real storage.
         -    DASD - Two IBM 3310s or one IBM 3370 (two addresses).
         -    Tape - One IBM 8809, IBM 3411, IBM 3420, or IBM 3430.
         -    Console One IBM 3278-2A or IBM 3279-2C.
         -    Printer One IBM 3203, IBM 3211, IBM 3262, IBM 3289-4,
              or IBM 4245.
         -    Display Station One IBM 3178, IBM 3278, or IBM 3279,
              locally attached.
    *    Maximum Configuration:  The I/O devices, terminals and lines
         in Attachment A (not available on HONE) are supported in
         SSX/VSE.  The numbers (e.g. 8x) indicate for each device
         type the maximum number of device addresses supported by
         SSX/VSE when installed as an independent operating system.
    Note:  The device adapters shown in Attachment A are not
         available on the 4341 processor.  Because of this, devices
         must be attached to a 4341 via a channel and a control unit.
    Software requirements:
    SSX/VSE Release 3 is a complete, self-contained operating system
         with no prerequisite software.  It is ready for use
         immediately after installation.
    Cross domain application communication from a processor running
         SSX/VSE with another processor can be established via SDLC
         lines if the other processor has one of the following
         software packages installed:
    *    another SSX/VSE licensed program.
    *    ACF/VTAM with Multisystem Network Facility together with
         ACF/NCP if a 3705 Communications Controller is used.
    *    ACF/VTAME (VSE only).
    RJE connections for job networking and file transfer to other SNA
processors are possible via SDLC lines if the other processor has one
of the following software packages installed:
    *    another SSX/VSE licensed program.
    *    VSE/Advanced Functions Release 3 with VSE/POWER Version 2
         and ACF/VTAME or ACF/VTAM Release 3 or later with MSNF, and
         ACF/NCP if a 3705 Communications Controller is used.
    *    MVS/SP, JES2 Release 3 and following unless otherwise
         specified and ACF/VTAM Release 3 or later with MSNF, and
         ACF/NCP if a 3705 Communications Controller is used.
    Job networking via BSC lines is possible if the other processor
has the following software installed:
    *    another SSX/VSE licensed program.
    *    VM/370 Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem Networking,
         Release 3 (RSCS).
    *    VSE with VSE/POWER Version 2.
    *    MVS/SP and JES2 Release 3 and following unless otherwise
    Note:  SSX/VSE is pregenerated to communicate with other systems
using SDLC line control.  SSX/VSE Pregeneration Specifications
describe how BSC line control can be used for host-to-host
connections under control of the VSE/POWER component.
    Generally, SSX/VSE Release 3 and the optional IBM programs
supported on it will have the same batch and interactive performance
as a VSE system generated with the same programs and generation
parameters on an equivalent IBM 4321, 4331, 4341, or 4361
    The performance of SSX/VSE Release 3 will be about the same as in
SSX/VSE Release 2.
    SSX/VSE Release 3 is designed to run with 1 megabyte of real
storage.  The usage of one or more optional programs may, however,
lead to a main memory requirement of 2 or more megabytes.
    Compatibility to VSE:
    SSX/VSE Release 3 is upward compatible to a VSE system with the
exception of the SSX/VSE unique function, the file transfer function
and the ICCF operator console function.  To be upward compatible, the
VSE system must include licensed programs at the appropriate release
levels which are contained in SSX/VSE.  SSX/VSE users can
functionally enhance their systems in the future by moving to a full
function VSE System IPO/E system and related products.  Additional
education may be required for the user to learn the base interfaces
such as job control language and the various user options available.
    In general, existing DOS/VSE programs can be executed on SSX/VSE
if they:
    *    meet SSX/VSE requirements for
         -    Hardware configuration
         -    Pregenerated software components
         -    System layout
         -    Library definitions
    *    do not require
         -    Direct or indexed sequential access methods (DAM or
         -    ISAM interface program (IIP)
    To perform direct access I/O, the FORTRAN user will be required
to change the source program.  The data set must be defined as a VSAM
Relative Record Data Set (RRDS).  See the VS/FORTRAN publications on
requirements for VSAM processing.
    The majority of existing VSE programs are not affected by the
above restrictions and will therefore run on SSX/VSE.  The
Pregeneration Specification Manual should be consulted for further
    IBM-supplied VSE licensed programs with local service are only
supported on SSX/VSE if they are announced as being supported on
    Compatibility to SSX/VSE Release 2:
    All applications and files working under SSX/VSE Release 2 will
continue to work on SSX/VSE Release 3.  Jobs not created by means of
SSX/VSE-supplied prompters and procedures (e.g. user-developed job
control statements) may need changes.  Users already familiar with
SSX/VSE Release 2 will notice little difference in the appearance of
Release 3 at the display station.
    Planning information:
    Customer responsibilities:
    To successfully install and use SSX/VSE Release 3 the customer
    *    Have installed a hardware configuration supported by
    *    Ensure the appropriate training of the system
         administrator/operator and application programmer (when
         application development is done by the customer).
    *    Plan for proper network layout in the case of multisystem
    *    Install SSX/VSE following the step by step description
         provided in the SSX/VSE installation manual and by answering
         the prompts of the installation prompter.
    *    Design his application programs to satisfy his performance
    Installation and service:
    SSX/VSE Release 3 is distributed on a single magnetic tape.  The
installation is supported by installation prompters.  Corrective
service in the form of phase replacements or a refreshed SSX/VSE

system will be available.  Appropriate procedures will be provided to
apply service on SSX/VSE and the optional program products.  A
program update tape (PUT) will not be provided for SSX/VSE.
    Optional program products will be maintained according to their
    Refresh of the complete SSX/VSE system will be provided on an as
required basis.
    Data security, auditability and control:
    SSX/VSE, via its ICCF and CICS/DOS/VS components and the optional
licensed program VSE/Access Control-Logging and Reporting, provides
the same security, auditability, and control facilities as provided
by these products in VSE.  Customer management is responsible for the
selection, implementation and adequacy of security procedures for
their applications.
    Problem determination:
    Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability support of VSE for
the IBM 4321, 4331, 4341, and 4361 is included in SSX/VSE.
    In addition specific Problem Determination Facilities are
available in SSX/VSE Release 3:
    *    Facility to analyze dumped data for both batch and online
         programs.  It helps the user to more easily identify and
         overcome errors.
    *    Facility for online problem determination of CICS
         transactions, which significantly improves the availability
         of the SSX/VSE system.
    *    A prompter for PTF installation for SSX/VSE and optional
    Program currency:
    With the availability of SSX/VSE Release 3, SSX/VSE Release 2
will be withdrawn from marketing.  Also, the PRPQs which were
established for SSX/VSE Release 2, for customers who wished to order
SSX/VSE without the full complement of components, will be withdrawn
from marketing at availability of Release 3.
    Program service for SSX/VSE Release 2 will be provided until
December 31, 1984.
    Program service for SSX/VSE Release 1 will continue to be
provided by IBM until December 31, 1983.
    Administrative Information
    Ordering information:
Type     Model     Scheduling
5666     265       Normal
    To become a DSLO user, enter the program number and feature code
9505 for one-time billing charge or 9506 for monthly billing charge.
If either option is selected, no program material will be available
from PID.  Basic material for a DSLO user may be ordered by the basic
licensee as described below.
    Basic material:
    Licensed machine readable material:
    Object code.  To order, specify 9001 and 4505 for one-time
billing charge or 4506 for monthly billing charge, then select the
feature number 5017 for 9/1600 MT distribution or 5018 for 9/6250 MT.
    Memo, program directory, and one copy of each document listed
below will be supplied automatically with the basic machine readable
    SSX/VSE Licensed Program Specification
    SSX/VSE Master Index
    SSX/VSE Installation
    SSX/VSE Operation
    SSX/VSE Administration
    SSX/VSE Application Development
    SSX/VSE Messages and Codes
    SSX/VSE Problem Determination
    The following documents are not shipped with the machine readable
material, but can be ordered:
    SSX/VSE Pregeneration Specifications
    SSX/VSE General Information
    The first copy of these manuals is free.
    All SSX/VSE manuals are unlicensed documentation.
    Optional material:
Feature                 Distribution
Number                  Medium
7029                    9/1600
7031                    9/6250
    This macro tape is only required to compile existing applications
with certain infrequently used CICS macros.  Applications developed
according to the SSX/VSE Application Development do not require this
    Charges, Terms and Conditions
    Customers may choose to pay a continuous monthly charge or a
one-time charge.
    If a monthly charge is initially chosen, the customer can at a
later date pay a one-time charge and receive a credit of 70% of the
first six consecutive monthly charges.
                                  License        DSLO
SSX/VSE (5666-265)
One-time charge                   $20,000.00     $18,000.00
Monthly license charge            $1,150.00      $1,035.00
Monthly license charge
percentage credited to
one-time charge
(applies to the first
6 consecutive months only)        70%            70%
Monthly licensed program
support charge (MLPSC):           $105.00
Monthly multiple licensed
program support charge
(MMLPSC):                         $168.00
    Charges for the optional licensed programs remain as announced
for the respective products.
     Note: Customers who have already paid for SSX/VSE Release 1 or
Release 2 via the one-time charge will receive SSX/VSE Release 3
without additional charge.  A program reorder form will be sent to
all current licensed users.
    Volume License Amendment (VLA) and DSLO Discounts:
    *    MLC:  DSLO applies
    *    OTC:  DSLO and VLA applies
    The following schedule applies for VLA:
Systems                 Discount*
5 - 9                   6%
10 - 14                 9%
15 or more              12%
         -    Volume discount applies against the price after DSLO
              discounts are applied.
         -    DSLO discount is 10% for System 2 to n.
         -    DSLO applies only if a basic license is available.  VLA
              is applied against the OTC volumes independent of the
              DSLO.  If a customer elects to have DSLO the VLA is
              applied after the DSLO is applied.
         -    For the VLA Exhibit please see Attachment B of this
              announcement letter.
    Charges for the optional licensed programs remain as announced
for the respective products.
    PRPQ version of SSX/VSE:
    Should a customer wish to use SSX/VSE without the full complement
of components, a PRPQ version of SSX/VSE Release 3 is available
(5799-BNF, PRPQ 7B1030).
    The customer ordering the PRPQ version of SSX/VSE Release 3 will
receive from PID the SSX/VSE tape with all components and
instructions on how to delete a component(s) from the SSX/VSE
product.  The component(s) must be deleted after SSX/VSE is initially
installed and each time the system is refreshed via a Program
Temporary Fix (PTF) tape or a refresh tape.
    The following apply to SSX/VSE Release 3 when one or more
components have been deleted:
    *    The monthly license percentage (70%) credited to the
         one-time charge remains unchanged and applies to the first
         six consecutive monthly charges for the non-deleted
         components only.
    *    SSX/VSE at DSLO locations may contain fewer components than
         at the basic license location.  However, the SSX/VSE basic
         location must contain the SSX/VSE components of all of its
         associated DSLO locations.
    *    For SSX/VSE accounts who initially installed the complete
         SSX/VSE product and later decide to delete a component(s),
         the new price will be effective one month after IBM is
         notified in writing of the customer's intention to delete a
    *    For installed SSX/VSE customers who have selected the
         one-time charge option, the new one-time charge applies only
         if the customer deletes or adds a component(s) prior to the
         completion of the test period (two months).

    *    Maintenance procedures, including the application of PTFs,
         may be affected in the event one or more components are
         deleted from SSX/VSE.
    *    Local program support charges for SSX/VSE will remain the
         same when a component(s) is deleted.  Since the deletion of
         a component(s) is treated as altered code, the customer may
         be subject to additional billing if the alteration is
         determined to be the cause of a problem.
    *    There may be instances in which SSX/VSE may be affected
         operationally if one or more components are deleted.
    The ordering information and licensing instructions for PRPQs for
         SSX/VSE Release 3 that request the deletion of one or more
         components are contained in Attachment C of this
         announcement letter.  The customer must select the
         components to be deleted and then order one PRPQ that lists,
         via feature codes, the components to be retained.  The
         applicable price reductions from the SSX/VSE charges for
         each deleted component are contained in Attachment D.
    For more details, contact your IBM representative.
    Terms and conditions:
    Basic License - Yes, in accordance with the Agreement for IBM
Licensed Programs.  DSLO - not applicable.
     Note: The terms and conditions for the licensed programs
optionally available on SSX/VSE Release 3 remain as announced for the
individual product.
    Licensed program materials availability:
    Restricted materials:
    Yes.  This licensed program will be available with source
licensed program materials for some modules designated as "restricted
materials of IBM."  In addition, some modules will be available
without source licensed program materials.  These modules will be
available in object code.
    Installation license applies:
    No.  A separate license is required for each designated machine
on which the licensed program materials will be used except as
otherwise provided by IBM.
    Location license applies:
    Testing period:
    Basic License - two months.  DSLO - none.
    Program services:
    Central Service, including the IBM Support Center will be
available until discontinued by IBM upon twelve (12) months written
notice.  For DSLO licenses Central Service, including the IBM Support
Center, will only be provided through the customer location
designated for the basic license.
    Local licensed program support is available under the terms and
conditions of the Agreement for Local Licensed Program Support for
IBM Licensed Programs at the monthly licensed program support charge,
monthly multiple licensed program support charge, or will be provided
at the applicable IBM hourly service rate.  Local licensed program
support will be provided by the IBM Field Engineering Division.
                            Attachment C
          Order Checklist for Selecting SSX/VSE Components
            Partial Function PRPQ:  5799-BNF, PRPQ 7B1030
    Select distribution media:
    (  ) 9/1600 Feature 5108
    (  ) 9/6250 Feature 5109
                                       Feature Codes
                             Monthly License     One Time
                             Charge Option       Charge Option
                             Basic               Basic
              Reference      License   DSLO      License   DSLO
Component     PRPQ           Features  Features  Features  Features
5799-BNF      7B1030         4948      4949      4950      4951
VSE/Power V2  7B1031    4952      4953      4954      4955
Including     7B1032    4956      4957      4958      4959
VSAM Space
Mgmt. Feat.
and VSAM
Copy          7B1033    4960      4961      4962      4963
COBOL         7B1034    4964      4965      4966      4967
VSE/IPCS      7B1036    4972      4973      4974      4975
/Merge        7B1037    4976      4977      4778      4979
VSE/ICCF      7B1038    4980      4981      4982      4983
VSE/DITTO     7B1039    4984      4985      4986      4987
VSE/OCCF      7B1040    4988      4989      4990      4991
CICS/VS       7B1041    4992      4993      4994      4995
IPF           7B1042    4996      4997      4998      4999

    1.   Please circle the features you want to have included in your
         SSX/VSE Release 3 Partial Function PRPQ.
    2.   The Machine Model Number is 5799-BNF for all SSX/VSE Release
         3 Partial Function PRPQ features.
                       Licensing Instructions
           Partial Function PRPQ:  5799-BNF, PRPQ 7B1030
    Customers who order the SSX/VSE Release 3 partial function PRPQ
Number 5799-BNF will receive SSX/VSE Release 3 with all of the
components and a grant of permission to use all of the component
features of this PRPQ solely for the SSX/VSE System installation
process under the applicable terms and conditions of the Agreement
for IBM Licensed Programs.
    Any use of the licensed component features in the SSX/VSE Release
3 PRPQ for purposes other than the installation process requires that
they be licensed and included on a supplement to the Agreement for
IBM Licensed Programs.
    The customer agrees to delete any unwanted features from the PRPQ
after installation is complete.  Procedures to delete these unwanted
features are shipped as part of the PRPQ documentation.
    To order the SSX/VSE partial function PRPQ, circle the
appropriate features on the above order sheet, sign and return this
form to your IBM Marketing Representative.
Authorized Signature
Customer Name
                            Attachment D
           SSX/VSE Release 3 Partial Function PRPQ Charges
                           PRPQ:  5799-BNF
    SSX/VSE PRPQ Monthly Licensed Program Support Charge:  $105.00
    SSX/VSE PRPQ Monthly Multiple Licensed Program Support Charge:
                          Component Prices
Component(s)                           Charge Option
                                  Monthly             One Time
                                  Charge              Charge
              Reference      Basic               Basic
Component     PRPQ           Licensed  DSLO      Licensed  DSLO
Partial       7B1030         $310      $279      $5,390    $4,850
SCP 5745-030
SCP 5656-093
SCP 5656-092
VSE/Power V2  7B1031         75        67        1,305     1,175
Including     7B1032         85        77        1,480     1,330
VSAM Space
 Mgmt. Feat.
and VSAM
Backup Restore
Copy          7B1033         5         5         85        77
COBOL         7B1034         95        85        1,655     1,490
VSE/IPCS      7B1036         15        13        260       234
Sort/Merge    7B1037         55        49        955       859
VSE/ICCF      7B1038         60        54        1,045     941
VSE/DITTO     7B1039         10        9         175       157
VSE/OCCF      7B1040         90        81        1,565     1,410
CICS/VS       7B1041         345       311       6,000     5,400
IPF           7B1042         5         5         85        77