Availability: NetView Access Services Version 2 Release 1 for MVS

Software Announcement
July 12, 1994
Announcement Letter Number: 294-430


Table of Contents:

(Corrected on July 21, 1994) Updated the chart headings in the Charges section.

In Brief . . .

  • Includes all the function available with NetView Access Services Version 1

  • Introduces a Virtual Terminal concept to handle and store incoming 3270 data streams

  • Provides a REXX Application Programming Interface to automate user interaction with applications, and to combine applications in session with NetView/Access

  • Improves compression of the outbound data stream

  • Minimizes the 3270 data stream sent to the physical terminal

  • Includes a NetView/Access wide information service

  • Improves workstation connection and single sign-on

  • Improves administration and usability through a number of significant enhancements and new functions
The prices previously announced are reduced.

Having successfully completed an early introduction program, NetView (R) Access Services Version 2 Release 1 for MVS is now available. This new release of NetView Access Services introduces a REXX Application Programming Interface to help automate and integrate your applications. In addition, it provides enhancements in the areas of capability, usability, reliability, and installability.

NetView Access Services is a prerequisite for the Application Connectivity Feature of IBM OfficeVision/MVS (TM) Release 2 Series (5685-106), and IBM Application Support Facility Version 3 for MVS (5655-002). Both of these programs operate under MVS/ESA (TM) and provide access to 3270 applications on connected systems and subsystems.

Effective July 22, 1994, prices previously announced are reduced.

Reference: Software Announcement 293-767, dated December 21, 1993



Planned Availability Date: July 22, 1994

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PRODUCT POSITIONING

IBM products providing application access services are intended to make end-user access to applications as convenient as possible while providing network and application security and simplifying network management.

NetView/Access Version 2 provides security management functions that support the SystemView (R) business management discipline. It provides VTAM (R) Application Session Management and Network Security, and makes the end user more productive.

Access to the applications in the network is easy and controlled, and independent of the platform on which the applications run.

For non-programmable terminals, use of RACF (TM) PassTickets (RACF Secured Sign-on SPE) lifts the need for network-wide RACF password synchronization, and NetView/Access Version 2 solves a problem for PassTicket generation where application user IDs are not unique within the network, or where one user ID belongs to different users on different mainframe systems.

If used together with NetSP (Network Security Program 5622-061), customers of NetView/Access Version 2 can benefit from the synergy between the two products, especially when working in a mixed terminal environment, which includes non-programmable terminals and programmable workstations.



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

NetView Access Services Version 2 for MVS uses only existing attachment interfaces.

Hardware Requirements:

Processors: NetView Access Services Version 2 Release 1 for MVS runs as an ACF/VTAM (TM) application program on any IBM System/370 (TM) or System/390 (R) processor supported by MVS/ESA.

I/O Devices: The following I/O devices are required for NetView Access Services Version 2 Release 1 for MVS:

  • For installation, the following devices must be available:
    • A tape unit
    • A display device
  • For operation, NetView Access Services uses DASD data sets containing input parameters, profiles and automatic logon data. For problem determination, a data set to store trace information is used.
Display Devices: NetView Access Services Version 2 Release 1 for MVS supports any IBM 3270 type devices and OEM devices, compatible to the 3270 architecture as well as programmable workstations running with emulation programs compatible to the 3270 architecture.

Printers: NetView Access Services Version 2 Release 1 for MVS supports LU1 and LU3 printers.

Software Requirements: Subsequent releases or modification levels of the licensed programs mentioned in this section can also be used, unless otherwise specified.

NetView Access Services Version 2 Release 1 is designed to use one of the following IBM programs:

  • MVS/ESA SP-JES2 Version 4 Release 1 (5695-047)
  • MVS/ESA SP-JES3 Version 4 Release 1 (5695-048)
with
  • ACF/VTAM Version 3 Release 4.1 for MVS/ESA (5685-085)
  • TSO Extensions (TSO/E) Version 2 (5685-025).
NetView Access Services Version 2 Release 1 runs in 31-bit addressing mode.

NetView Access Services Version 2 Release 1 provides interfaces to the following IBM programs, which are not prerequisite to NetView Access Services Version 2 Release 1 for MVS:

  • RACF Version 2 Release 1 (5695-039), RACF Release 1.9 (5740-XXH), or a similar security management system
  • NetView Version 2 for MVS/ESA (5685-111)
  • NetView Performance Monitor Version 2 Release 1 for MVS (5655-043) or NetView Performance Monitor Release 6 for MVS (5665-333)
  • Compiler for SAA (R) REXX/370 Release 2 (5695-013)
Compatibility: NetView Access Services Version 2 Release 1 is upwardly compatible with NetView Access Services Version 1 Release 3. All functions of NetView Access Services Version 1 will be supported by NetView Access Services Version 2 Release 1, support for the SAMON Info command was removed because NetView/Access features Broadcast Selectively and Bulletin Board are easier to use and provide a richer set of function.

Limitations: The Virtual Terminal (VT) support is initially limited to single-byte character set (SBCS) languages. Bidirectional languages (for example, Arabic) are not supported for VT.

DBCS terminals will be supported as in NetView/Access Version 1. Terminals using the 3270 Multiple Partition Architecture Subset are not supported.

The NetView/Access REXX Application Programming Interface (NVASAPI) requires VT support. Therefore, NVASAPI does not support DBCS languages.

Performance Considerations: Response time in a single-system environment depends upon a variety of processor and data communication load factors such as the number, type and organization of terminals, the amount of processing done by application programs, and line speeds.

Response time in multiple system and cross-network environments depends on these factors and various network-load factors, including the number of nodes traversed.

Relative to NetView/Access Version 1, the new VT component provides significant performance improvement for the NetView/Access Jump, Escape, Copy, and Broadcast function when using teleprocessing lines.

Consult the following documentation:

  • Planning and Reference for NetView, NCP, VTAM (SC31-6811), for further planning information.

  • NetView Access Services Version 2 -- Customization (SH12-5812) for product specific tuning and performance information.
User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies more than 65 requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities, which include Australasian SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE International, G.U.I.D.E. Europe, Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), Guide Latin American (LAG), SHARE EUROPE and SHARE Incorporated.



Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: The customer must provide at least the minimum hardware and software environment in which NetView/Access will operate and should assign a system administrator who has responsibility for planning, installing, maintaining and administering NetView/Access.

In addition to the installation of NetView/Access, it is the customer's responsibility to install ACF/VTAM and to define and catalog the VTAM definitions as required.

Installability: The NetView Access Services Version 2 Release 1 installation process provides a tool to migrate existing customer-modified NetView Access Services Version 1 panels into NetView Access Services Version 2 panels.

During installation of NetView/Access Version 2, existing NetView/Access Version 1 VSAM clusters are automatically migrated to the needs of NetView Access Services Version 2.

Packaging: NetView Access Services Version 2 for MVS, as well as the translated machine readable information for all supported languages, will be shipped on the same tape.



Security, Auditability, and Control

By proper definition, each terminal can be forced to initially connect only to NetView/Access. This method allows that NetView/Access requests end-user authentication to protect the network and its applications against unauthorized access. NetView/Access Version 2 is IBM's product to control entry and access to the SNA/VTAM network.

This program can optionally use the security and auditability features of RACF or equivalent security managers.

The security and auditability features of NetView/Access are as follows:

  • Predefinition of authorized applications and their logon and logoff profiles, based on user profiles, optionally shared with RACF

  • User verification at network entry including secondary authentication

  • Controlling access to NetView/Access

    Users logging on to NetView/Access are verified with user ID and password using the installation's security manager, for example RACF.

    Secondary authentication devices such as smart cards or biometric devices are supported on the NetView/Access logon panel. They can be used in combination with security managers such as RACF to authenticate individuals.

  • Controlling access to applications

    After logon, a user-profile data set is read in by NetView/Access, which also contains information about the set of applications the user is authorized to access. When the user selects an application, NetView/Access optionally uses information stored in these profiles to log on for them.

  • Password protection

    Passwords retained in NetView/Access virtual storage are encrypted.

  • Terminal Lock (Disconnect)

    The NetView/Access disconnect function allows the end user to lock the terminal session while application sessions remain active. This allows the end user to secure the access to running applications while the terminal is left or used by another person.

  • Levels of security

    NetView/Access has several complementary functions that enable a customer to choose the desired level of security.

    • Control of user access to profiles

      Different users can have different change and update authority to NetView/Access profile data. In this way, NetView/Access controls all access to its data, authenticates users when they initially logon, and makes sure that a user updates data only according to his authorized privileges and rights.

    • Different levels of automated logon to applications

      NetView/Access permits the level to which logon procedures are automated to be chosen. These levels are:

      • NetView/Access automatically performs logon.
      • NetView/Access performs logon, except for the password, which the user has to enter manually.
      • NetView/Access performs no automatic logon. The user logs on manually.
    • Timing Out

      Timing out causes a user to be logged off from an application or from NetView/Access. This prevents users' information from being displayed for a long period of time when they are called away from their terminal. Time-outs can be defined to NetView/Access as follows:

      • A no key-stroke time-out can be defined by the installer of NetView/Access. This is the maximum amount of time a user can remain logged on to NetView/Access without pressing any key.
      • A NetView/Access time-out can be defined for each application by the system administrator.
    • Terminal Security through installation exit

      During NetView/Access logon time, the authorization of specific terminals to access applications in the network can be checked by means of an installation exit. This can prevent unauthorized terminals to be connected to the network and its applications.

    • SNA Session Level Encryption

      NetView/Access exploits the VTAM support for SNA Session Level Encryption on both, terminal and application sessions. This allows customers to secure their session data while maintaining the benefits provided by NetView/Access.

User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



ORDERING INFORMATION



New Licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now. Shipment will begin on July 22, 1994.

New users of NetView Access Services Version 2 for MVS should specify:

         Type           Model

5695 036

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge, specify one of the following feature numbers as applicable and corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

            Basic Graduated            Basic Graduated
            One-Time Charge         Monthly License Charge
Group        Feature Number             Feature Number

18 0018 0001 20 0019 0002 25 0020 0003 28 0021 0004 29 0022 0005 30 0023 0006 31 0024 0007 32 0025 0008 35 0026 0009 38 0027 0010 40 0028 0011 50 0029 0012 60 0030 0013 70 0031 0014 80 0032 0015

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (TM) (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge, specify the following feature numbers, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

                  MOSP                       MOSP
            Basic Graduated            Basic Graduated
            One-Time Charge         Monthly License Charge
Group        Feature Number             Feature Number

18 0086 0069 20 0087 0070 25 0088 0071 28 0089 0072 29 0090 0073 30 0091 0074 31 0092 0075 32 0093 0076 35 0094 0077 38 0095 0078 40 0096 0079 50 0097 0080 60 0098 0081 70 0099 0082 80 0100 0083

Note: The group can be determined by referring to (either the Exhibit for IBM System/370 and System/390 Machines (Z125-3901) or the Exhibit for Non-IBM Machines (Z125-3902)) that are associated with the IBM Customer Agreement (Z125-4575).

Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. If there is more than one program copy, the charge for all copies should be associated with one copy by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSU's) in your parallel sysplex. For all other program copies specify the PSLC N/C Identifier feature.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Parallel           PSLC            PSLC Basic License
Sysplex            Feature         MLC Feature
MSU Capacity       Number          Description

10 0401 PSLC Base, 10 MSU

11- 45 0402 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 0403 PSLC Level A, 35 MSU

46 or more 0404 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 0405 PSLC Level B, 10 MSU 0406 PSLC Level B, 50 MSU

NA 0407 PSLC N/C ID

Version-to-Version Upgrade Credit: To upgrade from a prior program acquired for a one-time charge to a replacement program using a version-to-version upgrade credit, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the applicable prior program and replacement program participating in the upgrade credit.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium:

                     Feature
Environment          Number        Distribution Medium

MVS/ESA English 5860 9/1600 magnetic tape 5861 9/6250 magnetic tape 5862 3480 cartridge

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

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, and for future updates, specify feature numbers 3470 to ship media only, and 3480 to ship media updates only. In the future if publication updates were required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480, and the publications will ship with the next release for the program.

Initial Shipments

Feature Number 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 Number 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 Number 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 Manufacturing Solutions (ISMS) receives the order. ISMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Optional Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number for the desired distribution medium:

IBM NetView Access Services Version 2 for MVS:

                     Feature
Environment          Number        Distribution Medium

German 6136 9/1600 magnetic tape 6137 9/6250 magnetic tape 6138 1/2-inch cartridge

French 6177 9/1600 magnetic tape 6178 9/6250 magnetic tape 6179 1/2-inch cartridge

Kanji 6139 9/1600 magnetic tape 6140 9/6250 magnetic tape 6141 1/2-inch cartridge

Katakana 6161 9/1600 magnetic tape 6162 9/6250 magnetic tape 6163 1/2-inch cartridge

DSLO License: To order a DSLO license, specify the program number, feature number 9901 for asset registration, and the feature number for a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge that corresponds to the group containing the designated machine.

                  DSLO                       DSLO
            Basic Graduated            Basic Graduated
            One-Time Charge         Monthly License Charge
Group        Feature Number             Feature Number

18 0052 0035 20 0053 0036 25 0054 0037 28 0055 0038 29 0056 0039 30 0057 0040 31 0058 0041 32 0059 0042 35 0060 0043 38 0061 0044 40 0062 0045 50 0063 0046 60 0064 0047 70 0065 0048 80 0066 0049

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge, specify the following feature numbers, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

               MOSP DSLO                  MOSP DSLO
            Basic Graduated            Basic Graduated
            One-Time Charge         Monthly License Charge
Group        Feature Number             Feature Number

18 0120 0103 20 0121 0104 25 0122 0105 28 0123 0106 29 0124 0107 30 0125 0108 31 0126 0109 32 0127 0110 35 0128 0111 38 0129 0112 40 0130 0113 50 0131 0114 60 0132 0115 70 0133 0116 80 0134 0117

Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license must be ordered by the basic licensee. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo, a program directory and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                               Order
Title                                          Number

General Information GH12-5808 Licensed Program Specifications GH12-5813 User's Guide SH12-5809 Administration SH12-5810 Operation SH12-5811 Customization SH12-5812 Messages SH12-5814

Additional copies of unlicensed publications are available for a fee after July 22, 1994. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, through the System Library Subscription Service (SLSS) or by direct order.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: NetView Access Services Version 2 for MVS publications are offered in displayable softcopy form. All unlicensed manuals are included. The displayable manuals are optional machine-readable material. The files are shipped on CD-ROM via the MVS Collection Kit, order number SK2T-0710-08, and the Networking Systems Collection Kit, order number SK2T-6012-08.

Planned Availability Date: September 30, 1994

If you wish to receive one FREE copy of the IBM Online Books for the MVS BASE Collection Kit, or the Networking Systems Collection Kit, CD-ROM, please order one of the following products:

  • 5685-001, Feature 7140
  • 5685-002, Feature 7140
  • 5695-047, Feature 7140
  • 5695-048, Feature 7140
  • 5655-068, Feature 7140
  • 5655-069, Feature 7140
To request an MES order, call IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions Field Support at 800-879-2755. They will add the 7140 feature code to your active license and ship a CD-ROM. Once you are registered for the 7140 CD-ROM feature, it will guarantee the shipment of all future updates of the Softcopy CD-ROM Collection Kit.

If you wish to order additional copies of the IBM Online Books MVS BASE Collection Kit, or the Networking Systems Collection Kit, on CD-ROM, please place an order for program product 5636-PUB and the following two feature codes:

  • CDROM Annual Publication Charge -- Feature 2001
  • CDROM Media -- Feature 5001
Please place this order through your local IBM office. Current and active licensees of 5636-PUB will always receive free updates to the Softcopy CD-ROM Collection Kit.

Additional copies can also be obtained via SLSS or PUBORDER on a bill-as-shipped basis by ordering form number SK2T-0710 for the MVS BASE Collection Kit, or SK2T-6012 for the Networking Systems Collection Kit.

These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager (R) READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

The following National Language Publications for NetView Access Services Version 2 for MVS are available after July 22, 1994:

                              Order
Title                         Number         Language

General Information MVS GH12-2153 German User's Guide MVS SH11-0842 French

Until availability of National Language Publications, the standard (English) documentation will be supplied.



CHARGES

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.