System Automation for OS/390, Release 3 -- A Single Point of Control for Managing Your Enterprise Operations

Software Announcement
February 24, 1998
Announcement Letter Number: 298-062


Table of Contents:

(Corrected on March 30, 1998) In the Software Requirements section, the Additional Required Features (not included in OS/390 V1R1 base) section was updated.

(Corrected on March 18, 1998) The Planning Information section of the Supplemental Information section has been updated to add NLS Kanji media feature codes. In addition, the Basic Machine-Readable section has been updated.

At a Glance

System Automation for OS/390, Release 3:

  • Improves productivity with Parallel Sysplex and enterprise Single System Image

  • Speeds up startup and shutdown time with service periods and triggers

  • Integrates with Tivoli products and OS/390 (providing support for T/EC Notification and Workload Manager resource names)

  • Provides continuous availability with the partial Automation Control File load which lets you add new policy on the fly

  • Improves performance of bulk starts and stops with automatic parallelization of automation workload

  • Improves customization dialogs with multi-users access to the policy database for applications

  • Supports new hardware and new processors (for example, ESCON Director 9032 Model 005, Multiprise (TM) 2000, and the Applications StarterPak 3000)
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Overview

System Automation for OS/390 (TM), Release 3 (SA OS/390) gives you the power to manage host operations, remote processor operations, and I/O operations from one place.

This release is succeeding System Automation for OS/390 Release 2 which replaced, integrated and extended the functions of three formerly separate licensed programs AOC/MVS, ESCON (R) Manager and TSCF.

SA OS/390 lets you reconfigure a processor's partitions, perform power-on reset, IML, IPL (even automatic), investigate and respond to I/O configuration errors, (re)start and stop applications and monitor resources and their performance based on thresholds you set.

With SA OS/390, Release 3, IBM continues to deliver OS/390 Systems Management products that can help you increase your competitiveness by increasing your business application availability and by reducing operations and systems management costs.

Parallel Sysplex (TM) and Cross System Automation

The already existing, unique Parallel Sysplex support has been extended to give you a Single System Image of several sysplexes and single systems. Inside a sysplex, applications automated by SA OS/390 in another system are found automatically.

SA OS/390, Release 3 contains important capabilities to help in the management of sysplexes, but is also valuable if you have not yet implemented a sysplex environment.

Tivoli (R) Integration

SA OS/390, a NetView (R) application, closely integrates with Tivoli management solutions by exploiting OS/390 event integration capabilities, provided by Tivoli, to notify the T/EC (Tivoli Enterprise Console) about critical hardware and software events, including critical SA OS/390 events. In addition, SA OS/390 is perfectly positioned to exploit the Tivoli framework as it becomes available on OS/390.



Intended Customers

SA OS/390, Release 3 is ideal for customers with:

  • Sysplex or multi-system environments
  • An interest in an enterprise-wide TME 10 (TM)-based solution
  • A need to automate operator tasks or to manage ESCON directors and change their configuration on the fly
  • A need to remotely access consoles or to automate IML or IPL



Key Prerequisites

System Automation for OS/390, Release 3 requires the following at stated levels or higher:

  • MVS/ESA (TM) SP (TM) Version 5.2.2 JES2 (5655-068) or JES3 (5655-069)
  • OS/390 Version 1 Release 1 (5645-001)
  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 (5647-A01)
  • NetView Version 3 Release 1 for MVS/ESA (5655-007) or higher
Note: OS/390 Version 1 Release 3 or higher is required if you want to use the new sysplex Single System Image function.



Planned Availability Date

March 27, 1998

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This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: http://www.ibm.com



DESCRIPTION

In response to customer and market demands, System Automation for OS/390 (SA OS/390), Release 3 offers new automation functions, customization and performance improvements, Integration with Tivoli products and OS/390. This release adds the Single System Image to the already existing comprehensive Parallel Sysplex support. Even more Parallel Sysplex automation is planned.



Parallel Sysplex and Enterprise Single System Image

Each system in the sysplex acts as a Single Point Of Control from where you can:

  • View and control the resources of the entire sysplex

  • Start or stop applications

  • Display and change automation settings like thresholds or automation flags

  • Query where an application is running right now and what its automation status is
All of this is possible without having to know where in the sysplex a specific resource resides. Support of single system image optimizes operating tasks and improves productivity.

The single system image support extends to all images in your enterprise. You can view, control, and manage the resources of several sysplexes and any number of single images in the enterprise from a Single Point Of Control. Any system running SA OS/390 can act as the single point of control.



New Automation Functions

It is now possible to define service periods and triggers for all applications similar to what is available today in IMSAO and CICSAO. A trigger can start or stop applications. It fires when one of its conditions come true. A condition can consist of multiple events which are all logically ANDed. A new SETEVENT routine can be used to set events and to specify when they have to be reset. The triggers can give you:

  • More complex dependencies which, by enabling a simpler dependency structure, will result in faster startup and shutdown

  • The ability to make the start or stop of an application dependent on the availability of resources or events in other systems

  • More complex service periods enabling late or early start/stop based on (external) events

  • Grouping of applications for faster and more convenient startup and shutdown



Integration with Tivoli Products and OS/390

T/EC Notification by SA OS/390: Is another piece of TME 10 integration for SA OS/390. This function enables a TME (TM) administrator, using the TME 10 Enterprise Console, to receive notification of critical situations that require operator intervention.

T/EC notification by SA OS/390 enables you to monitor and manage SA OS/390 specific events from the same T/EC console as other events in a distributed heterogeneous environment. It also allows you to exploit the correlation and automation capabilities of T/EC itself.

Workload Manager (WLM) Resource Name Support: This support improves the interface to the operating system OS/390. SA OS/390 now passes status information about the resources to the operating system's Workload Manager. This helps you building a resource dependant variable scheduling. In order to use WLM resource name support you need OS/390 2.4. or higher.



Continuous Availability

The partial ACF (Automation Control File) load increases availability by letting you add new policy on the fly without interrupting automation. Together with the now corrected incremental build (see below), changes to the production policy can be applied quickly and without interrupting automation. In addition, the existing warm start function helps to minimize automation startup time significantly.



Customization and Performance Improvements

An automatic parallelization of automation workload will improve performance of bulk starts or stops. You can define the degree of parallelization yourself.

In Release 3, the customization dialogs are enhanced to allow for multi-user access of the policy database for applications. To improve the ease-of-use for updates of the policy database for applications, changes can now be done in parallel by various automation planners.

The incremental build has been corrected, so that only objects are rebuilt that have been changed and not just viewed.



Support of New Hardware

Support of the new ESCON Director 9032 Model 005: All of the SA OS/390 switch management functions are now available for the new 9032-005 ESCON Director, which provides up to 248 ports in the same footprint as the 124 port 9032-003 ESCON Director.

Support for the following new processors:

  • Multiprise 2000
  • Application StarterPak 3000



Other Enhancements

  • Linemode output: A number of commands have been enhanced with a new parameter (OUTMODE=LINE) to allow for specifying output mode.

  • All of the above commands are now pipeable.

  • User-definable date and time formats for timers and the customization dialog.

  • SHUTSYS command. The default of the SHUTSYS is now VERIFY=NO if it is running unattended.



Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the 20th and 21st centuries, provided all other products (for example, software, hardware, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.



PRODUCT POSITIONING

With SA OS/390, Release 3 IBM continues to deliver OS/390 systems management products that can help you increase your competitiveness by helping increase your business application availability and by helping reduce operations and systems management costs.

Its unique enterprise and Parallel Sysplex support helps you reduce complexity and increase manageability. The predecessor product had delivered the ability to:

  • Coordinate automation with the automatic restart manager (ARM)

  • Monitor sysplex resources (for example, applications, couple data sets, and sysplex timers)

  • Specify a sysplex name as the scope of a I/O configuration change such as VARYing devices.
This release of SA for OS/390 allows each system in the sysplex to act as a Single Point Of Control. The operator is able to obtain the status of all subsystems in the sysplex and to control these subsystems from a single point. It reduces or even eliminates the need for the operator to know where in the sysplex a particular subsystem runs. Future releases of SA OS/390 are expected to deliver more, such as coordinating the automation of applications running on different systems within a sysplex and automating applications that consist of different types of resources as one entity.

And now SA OS/390, Release 3 can be a part of your enterprise-wide system's management solution because it exploits Tivoli's OS/390 event integration. In addition, SA for OS/390, Release 3 is perfectly positioned to exploit the Tivoli framework as it becomes available on OS/390.

Trademarks

      OS/390, Parallel Sysplex, MVS/ESA, SP, and Multiprise are
      trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in
      the United States or other countries or both.
      ESCON and NetView are registered trademarks of International
      Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other
      countries or both.
      TME 10 and TME are trademarks of Tivoli Systems, Inc.  in the
      United States or other countries or both.
      Tivoli is a registered trademark of Tivoli Systems, Inc.  in
      the United States or other countries or both.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

To operate a system configuration such as a Parallel Sysplex (TM) that can provide great flexibility and power, customers need more than traditional tools. They need tools suited to the environment. What customers need is the ability to manage the set of images in a sysplex environment not as individual systems but as one virtual image. This entails creating a Single Point Of Control for all systems in one or more sysplexes. This may be achieved through special views at the user interface, of specific operator functions (such as, monitoring outstanding tape mount requests or monitoring the CICS (R) application).



Enterprise Wide Solutions

SA OS/390 (TM), Release 3 provides a Single Point Of Control for managing systems in the enterprise through its workstation-based graphical user interface. Problem/event information for critical resources is consolidated on this graphical interface to provide the operator with a comprehensive view of the status of systems and workload. This consolidated view is achieved through close integration with NetView (R) graphics capabilities and RODM (Resource Object Data Manager) function. RODM is a major integration point as it also holds networking objects for SNA and for the heterogeneous world. CICS Transaction Manager and systems management products like TME 10 (TM) OPC (TM)/ESA have access to RODM or can even store their objects in it, as SA OS/390 does. Thus RODM functions as a true enterprise manager operational information base that helps your organization to bridge system and network operations. For example, your operators can monitor LAN resources (through TME 10 NetView for OS/390) or OS/390 applications, Parallel Sysplex resources, or DASD volumes all using the same basic user interface.

Rather than merely providing an environment for the customer to develop automation routines, SA OS/390, Release 3 delivers drop-in automation for starting, shutting down and re-starting OS/390 address spaces and many other operator tasks. This flexible automation structure allows customers to easily extend the automation base to meet unique and specific needs.



Parallel Sysplex Automation

Our goal is that a sysplex must be no more difficult to operate or manage than a large single system.

Comprehensive Parallel Sysplex support is available. SA OS/390 functions have a broad scope, supporting Parallel Sysplex and enterprise Single System Image. With this support, each system in the sysplex acts as a Single Point Of Control from where you can:

  • View and control the resources of the entire sysplex

  • Start or stop applications

  • Display and change automation settings like thresholds or automation flags

  • Query where an application is running right now and what its automation status is
All of this is possible without having to know where in the sysplex a specific resource resides. Single system image optimizes operating tasks and improves tasks productivity.

Single system image lets you view, control and manage the resources of an entire enterprise from a single point of control. The enterprise may consist of several sysplexes and any number of standalone systems. Each system running SA OS/390 can act as the single point of control.

In addition, SA OS/390 supports:

  • SPOC (Single Point Of Control) for resources, consoles, IML and IPL

  • Hardware and software sysplex resources
Both include hardware and software resources, from coupling facilities and couple data sets, to devices and volumes.

SA OS/390 not only supports and executes in Parallel Sysplex, but it is an ideal tool to monitor critical Parallel Sysplex resources and manage these resources from a Single Point Of Control.

Some details:

  • The NGMF GUI offers you views of your sysplexes including customizable operator views (for example, all that's important just for tape or CICS) and even single system image views like the sysplex application groups for movable applications.

  • A sysplex application group shows you the status of an application no matter where in the sysplex it is actually running.

  • XCF is used to detect and query sysplex events. This information is then forwarded to the focal point.

  • Multi-system I/O resource monitoring and reliable multi-system I/O resource management are provided by the I/O Operations component of SA OS/390 (which has all the function of the previous ESCON (R) Manager product and more). Control functions on channel paths, ESCON Director ports, or devices can be processed as one operation on all systems in a sysplex (based on a two-phase commit process, so when the operation is not successful across all system images, it can be backed out).

  • Commandtree/2 for Parallel Sysplex resources helps your operators select the right command and parameters.

  • Cross system backup is coordinated with the sysplex automatic restart manager (ARM) for ARM-enabled applications. In the case of system failure, ARM does the move and SA OS/390 automates the rest of the startup. When the failed system is operational again, SA OS/390, using XCF, detects that the application is running on a backup and adjusts its status accordingly. In the case of a restart, ARM and SA OS/390 also cooperate, based on policy that you define.

  • SA OS/390 has unique cloning facilities that let you define automation policy just once and use it everywhere else within a sysplex or even another system in your enterprise. You can not just share identical automation policies between systems, but exploit similar automation policies, by using cloning variables to specify different policy elements like unique jobnames or startup parameters. SA OS/390 also includes new resource class support. This support introduces inheritance techniques to further reduce customization efforts. By supporting more automation policy reuse, SA OS/390 helps to drive down complexity. Less complexity means less risk of error, which means less outages -- so lower costs.



T/EC Notification by SA OS/390

T/EC Notification by SA OS/390 is an important piece of the Tivoli (R) TME 10 integration for SA OS/390. This function enables a TME administrator using the TME 10 Enterprise Console to receive notification of critical situations that require operator intervention.

T/EC notification by SA OS/390 enables you to monitor and manage SA OS/390 specific events from the same T/EC console as other events in a distributed heterogeneous environment. It also allows you to exploit the correlation and automation capabilities of T/EC itself. You can implement T/EC rules, on reception of such an event, to use other T/EC based applications to send e-mail to the proper TME (TM) administrator, page that person, or open a Trouble Ticket (TM).

When the SA OS/390 event indicates a problem you need to address using SA OS/390 or other NetView commands, you can do that right from the Tivoli desktop. You can execute a task from the T/EC console that starts the TME 10 NetView Operator Console Java (TM) client -- which may be installed on any managed node in your network. T/EC Notification by SA OS/390 exploits Tivoli's OS/390 event integration and the TME 10 NetView Operator Console Java client.

More will follow as TME 10 framework functions become available on OS/390. This will give you unique integration values and the freedom to automate and manage your enterprise from your platform of choice.



EDUCATION SUPPORT

  1. Course G3920 is the "automation engine" implementation course.

  2. Course ES43A is a new course which covers the implementation of the graphics workstation including ProcOps, IO Ops and the enterprise monitor portion of Sys Ops.
Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

Visit the following Web site for additional information:



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: SA OS/390, Release 3 will operate on any processor that supports OS/390 or MVS/ESA (TM) Version 5.

SA OS/390, Release 3 Processor Operations supports monitoring and control functions for both screen-oriented processors (9121, 9021, 3 090 (TM), 308x, and 4381) and S/390 (R) microprocessor-based processors (such as 9672 and 9674). New in Release 3 is support for Multiprise (TM) 2000 and Application StarterPak 3000. SA OS/390, Release 3 supports logical partitioning of any of these processors that also support it.

SA OS/390, Release 3 provides a wide range of I/O configuration information and control functions for various types of hardware other than processors, though it does not require any of them. The hardware can include channels, control units, devices (both ESCON and non-ESCON), ESCON Directors (they are not required), and hardware used for sysplex coordination such as coupling facilities and External Time Reference (ETR) devices.

The optional graphical workstation minimal configuration is a 66 MHz 486 processor, 16 MB memory, hard disk space more than 600 MB. It has to be able to run OS/2 (R) Warp 3.0 or higher with REXX support.

For 711- and 511-Based Machines: SA for OS/390, Release 3 processor operations requires a separate workstation which supports a minimum of OS/2 Version 3. For the 9674 and 9672 machines, SA OS/390, Release 3 processor operations does not require a separate workstation. A direct network connection to the 967x service element is supported.

Software Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • MVS/ESA SP (TM) Version 5.2.2 JES2 (5655-068) or JES3 (5655-069) with the stand-alone products corresponding to the OS/390 V1R1 elements (at the latest service level) mentioned below.

    or:

  • OS/390 V1R1 (5645-001) or higher

    Required features which are included as base elements in OS/390 V1R1:

    • ISPF (root: ISPF V4R2.1)

      If ISPF 4.2 is installed, then PTF UW21442 must be installed.

    • JES2 (root: JES2 SP 5.2.0) or JES3 (refer to additional required features below

    • Language Environment (R) (root: Language Environment for MVS (R) and VM V1R6), also known as LE/370.

      As an alternative to Language Environment a combination of both PL/I Run Time Library 2.3 and C/370 (TM) V2R1 Run Time Libraries may be used (refer to additional required features below)

    • SMP/E (root: SMP/E V1R8.1)

    • TSO/E (root: TSO/E V2R5)

    • VTAM (R) (root: VTAM V4R3)
    or:

  • OS/390 V2R4 (5647-A01) or higher with the elements corresponding to the OS/390 V1.1 elements mentioned above.

  • Additional required features (not included in OS/390 V1R1 base):
    • C/370 V2R1 Run Time Libraries (5688-188) together with PL/I Run Time Library 2.3 (5668-911) may be used as an alternative to Language Environment (refer to OS/390 V1R1 base elements above)

    • IBM Library for SAA (R) REXX/370 1.3

      or

      REXX Alternate Library (5695-014) as shipped with SA OS/390

    • JES3 (root: JES3 SP 5.2.1) or JES2 (refer to OS/390 V1R1 base elements above)

    • NetView 3.1 for MVS/ESA (5655-007) (the Enterprise Option, which includes NGMF and RODM). Japanese NetView requires PTF UW28610.

      or

      Network Management for MVS (5645-004) (NetView Enterprise Option, which includes NGMF and RODM). Japanese NetView requires PTF UW28610.

      or

      TME 10 NetView Version 1 Release 1 (5697-B82) (the Graphical Enterprise Option)

Note: SA OS/390 can be ordered as part of the OS/390 SystemPac (R).

Functional Requirements: The SA OS/390 host component exploits as optional requirements:

  • OS/390 V1R3 or higher (for Single System Image function, sysplex communication)

  • OS/390 V2R4 (for WLM resource name support)

  • AOC/MVS R4 Automation Features (for subsystem automation)
    • CICS Feature with APAR OW30791
    • IMS (TM) Feature with APAR OW30793
    • OPC Feature with APAR OW30794
  • DCF Version 1 Release 3.2 (for customization reports)

  • DFSMS/MVS (R)

    (root: DFSMSdfp (TM) V1R3), in OS/390 V1R1 base (may be used for dynamic APF authorization)

  • OS/390 Security Server (RACF (TM)) (for sysplex-based authorization & RACF-based NetView authorization)

  • RMF (TM) (for usage of service level monitoring)

  • For T/EC notification by SA:
    • TME 10 T/EC 2.6 or later, and

    • TME 10 Global Enterprise Manager (TM) (GEM) (5697-B83)

      or equivalent Tivoli OS/390 event integration services.

  • To run the NetView Operator Console Java Client integration:
    • TME 10 T/EC 2.6 or later, and

    • TME 10 Global Enterprise Manager (GEM) (5697-B83)

      or equivalent Tivoli OS/390 event integration services.

    • TME 10 NetView for OS/390 with UW39028 (APAR OW26026)

    • OS/390 with UNIX (R) System Services installed

    • TCP/IP V3R2 or later

    • Language Environment R5

    • NetView Operator Console Java Client
  • SDSF Release 1.4 (for data transfer between workstation and host)

  • Workstation Requisites

    Personal Communications/3270 Version 4.1 for OS/2 with Access Feature (5622-981) or Communications Manager/2 1.11 (7960-258) (for host communications link)

SA OS/390 Processor Operations monitors and controls target systems on which SA OS/390 itself runs. In addition, the following operating systems on which SA OS/390 does not run are supported:
  • MVS/ESA
  • MVS/XA (TM) (MVS/SP (TM) 2.2 or higher)
  • Transaction Processing Facility (TPF) 3.1 (this requires a TPF 3270 interface or an ASCII asynchronous interface)
  • VM/SP 6.0
  • VM/XA (TM) 2.1
  • VM/ESA (R) 1.1.0
  • VSE/SP 4.1
  • VSE/ESA (TM) 1.1.0 or higher
Note: The above products might be not serviced any more. VSE/ESA 1.4 and higher is a supported release at time of announcement.

Compatibility: SA OS/390, Release 3 is upwardly compatible with SA OS/390, Release 2 and System Automation for MVS.

For easy migration, SA OS/390 can interoperate with ESCON Manager. Also the ESCON Manager API and commands are still supported.

Performance Considerations: Compiling the REXX CLISTs, which are part of the product, will improve performance. The REXX compiler must be ordered separately.

User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies 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.

Requirements satisfied include:

Sysplex

  • REQ00057276
  • REQ00053844
  • REQ00059979
  • REQ00056611
Service periods & triggers
  • REQ00045687
  • REQ00042359
  • REQ00011320
  • REQ00010235
  • German group req. 9427
Multi-user access
  • REQ00050845
  • REQ00049923
  • REQ000 21201
  • German group req. 962
Dialog & build performance fix
  • REQ00050508
  • REQ00049917
  • German group 963
Partial reload
  • REQ00002505
  • REQ00041074
  • REQ00050946
Single Point of control
  • REQ00010816
Pipeable commands
  • REQ00063425
  • REQ00061526
  • REQ00061446
  • REQ00042547



Planning Information

Packaging: SA OS/390, Release 3 will be shipped on SMP/E installable tapes which make up the basic package. The five tapes include:

  1. System Automation for OS/390, Release 3
  2. REXX Alternate Library
  3. IMS Automation
  4. CICS Automation
  5. OPC Automation
For Kanji NLS, optional media features must be ordered.
                               Availability
Description          Feature   Date                 Countries
9/6250 Tape Kanji    6770      March 27, 1998       Worldwide
3840 Cart Kanji      6771      March 27, 1998       Worldwide
4-mm Dat Kanji       6772      March 27, 1998       Worldwide



System Integrity

IBM will accept APARs where the installation of SA OS/390, Release 3 introduces an exposure to the system integrity of the operating system.



Security, Auditability, and Control

This program uses the security and auditability features of the OS/390 Security Server or RACF software, so that, for example, security administrators can ensure that operators are only authorized for function they need to perform their specific job. Individual product audit trails are maintained as before.

User management 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.



ORDERING INFORMATION



Current Licensees

Current licensees of SA OS/390 will be sent a program reorder form that may be returned directly to IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions (SMS). These reorder forms are scheduled to be mailed by two weeks after planned availability. Reorder forms returned to SMS will be processed within 10 workdays of receipt. When the new release is available, the prior release will no longer be available.



New Licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of SA OS/390 Release 3 should specify:

          Type        Model

5645 005

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

18 3726 3711 20 3727 3712 25 3728 3713 28 3729 3714 29 3730 3715 30 3731 3716 31 3732 3717 32 3733 3718 35 3734 3719 38 3735 3720 40 3736 3721 50 3737 3722 60 3738 3723 70 3739 3724 80 3740 3725

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

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

18 3853 3838 20 3854 3839 25 3855 3840 28 3856 3841 MOSP Basic MOSP Basic Graduated Graduated Monthly One-Time Charge License Charge Group Feature Number Feature Number

29 3857 3842 30 3858 3843 31 3859 3844 32 3860 3845 35 3861 3846 38 3862 3847 40 3863 3848 50 3864 3849 60 3865 3850 70 3866 3851 80 3867 3852

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

Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL OTC feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Program                                      ESL One-Time Charge
Number              Description                 Feature Number

5645-005 ESL OTC System 3710 Automation

Note: ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature and applicable PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B features and quantity.

In a Parallel Sysplex, 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 (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No Charge (N/C) Identifier feature.

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

                         PSLC               PSLC Basic License
Machine(s)               Feature            IMLC Feature
MSU Capacity             Number             Description

1 4124 PSLC Base, 1 MSU

2 4125 PSLC Base, 2 MSU

3 3831 PSLC Base, 3 MSU

4 -- 45 3832 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 3833 PSLC Level A, 42 MSU

46 or more 3834 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 3835 PSLC Level B, 10 MSU 3836 PSLC Level B, 50 MSU

NA 3837 PSLC N/C ID

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the IMLC Base 80 MSU feature and the applicable additional IMLC MSU feature(s) and quantity corresponding to the MSU rating of the designated machine.

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

IMLC                       IMLC Basic License
Feature                    MLC Feature
Number                     Description

3970 IMLC Base 80 MSUs 3971 IMLC 1 MSU 3972 IMLC 10 MSUs 3973 IMLC 50 MSUs

Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

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

OS/390 5801 6250 bpi magnetic tape OS/390 5802 3480 tape cartridge OS/390 5701 4-mm tape cartridge

For Kanji NLS support, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                       Feature
Environment            Number             Distribution Medium

OS/390 Kanji 6770 6250 bpi magnetic tape OS/390 Kanji 6771 3480 tape cartridge OS/390 Kanji 6772 4-mm tape 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, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number

Initial Shipments

Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation)

Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation)

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media)

Update Shipments

Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation)

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media)

Suppress Updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation)

Expedite Shipments

Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only)

Customer Expedite Process Charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time SMS receives the order. SMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Optional Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number for the desired distribution medium: None.

* Contains RESTRICTED MATERIAL OF IBM

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

18 3883 3868 20 3884 3869 25 3885 3870 28 3886 3871 29 3887 3872 30 3888 3873 31 3889 3874 32 3890 3875 35 3891 3876 38 3892 3877 40 3893 3878 50 3894 3879 60 3895 3880 70 3896 3881 80 3897 3882

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

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

18 3913 3898 20 3914 3899 25 3915 3900 28 3916 3901 29 3917 3902 30 3918 3903 31 3919 3904 32 3920 3905 35 3921 3906 38 3922 3907 40 3923 3908 50 3924 3909 60 3925 3910 70 3926 3911 80 3927 3912

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 will be provided through the basic license location. 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, program directory, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number

System Automation for OS/390 GC28-1541 General Information Program Directory for System Automation GI10-0478 for OS/390 Memo to current licensees GI10-0479 System Automation for OS/390 Messages GC28-1569 and Codes System Automation for OS/390 GC28-1566 Customization System Automation for OS/390 Operations GC28-1550 System Automation for OS/390 Planning GC28-1549 and Installation System Automation for OS/390 Technical GC28-1593 Reference System Automation for OS/390 Licensed GC28-1540 Program Specification

CICS Automation Feature

AOC/MVS CICS Automation GC23-3813 General Information AOC/MVS CICS Automation SC23-3814 Programmers Reference AOC/MVS CICS Automation SC23-3815 Operators Guide

IMS Automation Feature

AOC/MVS IMS Automation GC23-3816 General Information AOC/MVS IMS Automation SC23-3817 Programmers Reference AOC/MVS IMS Automation SC23-3818 Operators Guide Order Title Number

OPC Automation Feature

AOC/MVS OPC Automation GC23-3819 General Information AOC/MVS OPC Automation SC23-3820 Programmers Reference AOC/MVS OPC Automation SC23-3821 Operators Guide

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

All of the above publications minus the Licensed Programming Specifications and the features publications may be ordered by using one bill of forms number, GBOF-6150.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The SA OS/390 books (except Licensed Program Specifications) are also available on CD-ROM as part of the following collection kits:

  • IBM Online Library OS/390 Collection (SK2T-6700)
  • IBM Online Library Networking Collection (SK2T-6012)
  • Logical Product Kit (SK2T-1324)
These softcopy collections include the IBM Library Reader (TM), a program that enables you to view online documentation.

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.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The terms for SA OS/390 as previously announced, licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement, are unaffected by this announcement. Refer to Software Announcement 295-417 dated October 3, 1995.

Support Line: S/390



CHARGES

Charges are unaffected by this announcement. Refer to Software Announcement 295-417 dated October 3, 1995.

One-Time Charge: Customers who pay a one-time charge for a licensed program receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at no additional charge. Significant new function may be offered as an optional feature and charged for separately. If a replacement program is announced and the customer elects to license the replacement program, a time-based upgrade credit may apply.

Variable Charges

Entry Support License One-Time Charge: One-time charge authorizes use only on IBM Entry End User/390 machines.

For additional product information, refer to Software Announcement 296-344 dated September 10, 1996, and Software Announcement 295-417 dated October 3, 1995.



CALL NOW TO ORDER

To order, contact the IBM North America Sales Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner (TM).

IBM North America Sales Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM North America Sales Centers
            Dept. LE010
            P.O. Box 16848
            Atlanta, GA  30321-0848
 Reference: LE010

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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