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IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 allows you to generate your applications for higher levels of the z/Architecture and higher levels of performance optimization

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-144
April 23, 2013


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
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Product positioning Product positioning  Order now Order now
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(Corrected on August 2, 2013)

Revised Description and Technical information sections.

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Enterprise COBOL for z/OS® , V5.1 exploits the capabilities of the z/Architecture® while adding a number of new features and enhancements:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: ME001).



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IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS is a leading-edge, z/OS-based compiler that helps you create and maintain mission-critical, line-of-business COBOL applications to execute on your z/OS systems. Enterprise COBOL for z/OS continues to give you access to CICS , DB2 , IMS , and other transactional and data systems.

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 introduces two significant compiler options. Based on new code generation and optimization technology the new ARCH and enhanced OPTIMIZE compiler options allow you to maximize the delivery of z/Architecture exploitation and performance optimization within your applications.

The new compiler option ARCH gives you the flexibility to have the Enterprise COBOL compiler generate code for higher levels of the z/Architecture . Higher ARCH levels instruct the compiler to exploit newer processor instructions to optimize and tune your application code to the latest levels of z/Architecture .

The enhanced OPTIMIZE compiler option provides you with the flexibility to obtain multiple levels of increasing optimization that run from comprehensive low-level optimizations to more extensive optimizations that can improve the performance of your COBOL applications.

Over the course of multiple releases, Enterprise COBOL for z/OS has offered new and enhanced functions in order to provide you with the tools needed to modernize and maintain smarter applications to meet your critical business needs. The following are some of the new and improved features within this release:

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 provides source compatibility with prior versions of IBM COBOL, in that the compiler will compile correct COBOL source programs that were developed with earlier versions. V5.1 is object compatible with prior versions, in that applications can be constructed using a mixture of object modules compiled with V5.1 and those compiled with earlier versions. V5.1 is run time compatible with prior versions, in that correct COBOL programs will continue to produce the same run time results after being recompiled with V5.1. A small number of exception cases are documented in the Enterprise COBOL Version 5 Migration Guide.

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 advances the IBM commitment to the COBOL programming language on the z/OS platform through investment in new compiler technology and the continued delivery of new features, many of them client requested. With Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1, you gain the benefit of new investment combined with more than 40 years of IBM experience in compiler development.



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For details, refer to the Software requirements section.



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June 21, 2013



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Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 incorporates leading-edge code generation and optimization technology to improve delivery of z/Architecture exploitation, maximize hardware utilization, and help improve application performance.

Harness the power of z/Architecture advancements

The new compiler option (ARCH) is made available to you for selecting optimization and processor architecture levels. The ARCH option supports the following architecture levels and groups of models:

Powerful performance optimization with no development effort

Through the enhanced OPTIMIZE compiler option, COBOL programmers are offered a number of ways to optimize their code. Using the OPTIMIZE(0), OPTIMIZE(1), and OPTIMIZE(2) options, you can obtain multiple levels of increasing optimization that run from comprehensive low-level optimizations to more extensive optimizations that can improve the performance of your COBOL applications.

New and improved functions are added to Enterprise COBOL for z/OS

XML processing enhancements

Originally developed in 1996, XML is now widely used and is one of the most flexible ways to automate web transactions. In version 3, Enterprise COBOL introduced support for XML with the XML GENERATE and XML PARSE statements. Since then, Enterprise COBOL has enhanced its support for XML with every release including this new version 5.1.

Unicode support enhancements

With the improving national data capabilities, it is easier than ever before to develop COBOL programs that exclusively use Unicode for all application data.

Increased compiler limits

A number of internal compiler limits have been raised, to improve usability and enable COBOL applications to further exploit available processor storage resources. For example, in the previous Enterprise COBOL versions the limit for each data division section and the limit for an individual data item is 128 MB. In Enterprise COBOL V5.1, there is no aggregate data division limit (up to the address space capacity) and the limit for an individual data item is 999,999,999 bytes.

With the increase of limits on data item, table and table element, linkage section and data division sizes, you will be able to use Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 to work with even larger volumes of data while employing business analytics to uncover opportunities, build efficiencies and make more informed decisions.

Support for unbounded tables and groups

A new keyword UNBOUNDED is added to the OCCURS ... DEPENDING ON clause which enables you to define variable length (unbounded) tables and groups. With this new keyword, the maximum number of occurrences (size) for a table and the containing group no longer has to be specified. Usability in defining variable length tables in COBOL is improved particularly when defining COBOL group structures that correspond to XML documents, where the XML document structure is defined by a general XML schema.

Floating comment indicator (*>)

A new floating comment indicator (the character string '*>') can be specified anywhere in the program-text area to indicate that the ensuing text on a line is a comment line or an inline comment. A floating comment indicator indicates a comment line if it is the first character string in the program-text area (Area A plus Area B, columns 8 - 72), or indicates an inline comment if it is after one or more character strings in the program-text area.

Use of System Management Facilities records to ease administration

A new level of z/OS System Management Facilities (SMF) tracking support within Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 allows clients, who implement sub-capacity tracking to reduce their administrative reporting overhead.

SMF collects and records system and job related information that is used by the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) to report on sub-capacity products.

As of V5.1, Enterprise COBOL for z/OS is instrumented so it can be tracked by SMF89 records. If you have enabled the collection of SMF70 and SMF89 records on your machine and you are using SCRT to report the usage of the COBOL compiler, you will no longer have to tell SCRT where your COBOL compiler runs. Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 can now automatically be tracked by SMF89 records and will be supported by SCRT V21.2.0. You must use SCRT V21.2.0, or a later release, whenever you use Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1.

In conjunction with the SMF record support, system administrators will now also be able to define a disablement policy through the SYSx.PARMLIB(IFAPRDxx) parameter library. This client requested feature can be used to disable the use of the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 compiler within a specific z/OS system.

You continue to gain the benefits of implementing sub-capacity for Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 while reducing your administrative overhead.

A consistent and well-documented DWARF interface

The new DWARF/Common Debug Architecture interface provides a consistent format for information that can be used by debuggers and program analysis tools.

The Common Debug Architecture (CDA) was introduced in z/OS V1R5 and first supported by z/OS XL C/C++. CDA provides a consistent format for information that can be used by debuggers and program analysis tools. As such, CDA provides an opportunity to work towards a common debug information format across various programming languages. CDA components are based on the DWARF Debugging Information Format standard and the Executable and Linking format (ELF) ABIs. The new version of Enterprise COBOL for z/OS generates DWARF information conforming to the DWARF V4 specification. The debugging information format is open-ended, allowing for the addition of debugging information that accommodates new languages and debugger capabilities while facilitating the porting of debug and analysis tools to z/OS from other DWARF-compliant platforms. Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5 will continue to make available ADATA and program listings which have been traditionally used by debuggers and program analysis tools.

With CDA support, when you compile your application with TEST on, Enterprise COBOL V5.1 will create and store the debug information in the program object. The debug information is stored as a NOLOAD class and is not loaded unless it is needed. In this way the debug information always matches the executable. There are no extra files to keep track of and the size of the executable that is loaded, is reduced.

With CDA, customers can continue to release debuggable applications but now these applications will not occupy as much memory when loaded at execution time.

Additional new and changed functions

In addition to the features mentioned above, Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 delivers the following new and changed features:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 is capable as of June 21, 2013, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Enterprise COBOL is a premier enterprise class COBOL compiler for the z/OS system. It is a proven and reliable program. It delivers innovation for modernizing business critical applications, programming features to increase programmer productivity, and bolsters the overall benefits of transactional and data systems such as CICS , IMS , and DB2 .

New System z® hardware is becoming increasing complex. Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 delivers advanced compiler support to allow you to fully benefit from hardware advancements. With the introduction of the new ARCH and enhanced OPTIMIZE compiler options, the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS compiler is now capable of unleashing the full power of IBM processors delivered in the various models of System z hardware. COBOL programmers no longer need a deep understanding of z architecture to exploit leading edge performance of new System z hardware. Developers only need to focus on the logic of the applications and let the compiler determine the best way to transform and optimize the code generation for the System z hardware on which the application will run. With Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 you increase the return on your hardware and middleware investments. With the implementation of advanced code generation and optimization technology, Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 establishes a foundation for delivery of additional optimization features and exploitation of future z/Architecture .

With its enhanced capabilities, simplified programming, and increased programmer productivity, you can continue to use Enterprise COBOL for z/OS to modernize existing business critical applications. Modernization enables the reuse of your proven business logic. You can deliver new enhancements quicker and with less cost and lower risk. You can add modern graphical user interfaces to business critical COBOL applications or extend them to work with web, cloud, or mobile infrastructures. Built on proven applications, there is no need for you to write from scratch.

With the investment in new compiler technology and the continued delivery of new features, many of them client requested, Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 reaffirms IBM's commitment to COBOL on z/OS . You gain the benefit of new investment combined with more than 40 years of IBM experience in compiler development.

The future of IBM COBOL starts now.



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SmoothStart/Installation Services

IBM SmoothStart Services and Installation Services are not provided.



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Program                                    Program
Name                                       Number
 
IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.1         5655-W32
 


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 will run on the following IBM System z servers:

Software requirements

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 runs under the control of, or in conjunction with, the currently supported releases of the following programs and their subsequent releases or their equivalents. For more information on the following programs listed that require program temporary fixes (PTFs), refer to the Program Directory and the preventive service planning (PSP) bucket.

Optional licensed programs

Depending on the functions used, one or more of the following programs may be required:

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 in this announcement is supported for use only with the announced and currently supported levels of IBM software listed above. Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 should continue to work with certain earlier, unsupported IBM software products.

IBM will undertake to fix problems found using Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 in this announcement with the above mentioned earlier, unsupported product levels. IBM must be able to reproduce the problem using a supported level of the same product. If the problem can be reproduced and fixed, the fix will be developed and tested using supported levels of IBM software. If a fix is made available, it is likely to work on the unsupported product level; however, IBM can not guarantee that the fix will work with the unsupported product.

Compatibility

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Version 5 provides a high level of source compatibility, object compatibility, and runtime compatibility with prior versions of IBM COBOL.

Enterprise COBOL Version 5 is source compatible with prior versions of IBM COBOL, in that the compiler will compile correct COBOL source programs that were developed using Enterprise COBOL Version 4 or earlier, with the exception of obsolete functions that have been removed and the addition of new reserved words. The removed functions include obsolete COBOL language syntax and obsolete compiler options. Complete details on removed obsolete functions are documented in the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Version 5 Migration Guide. IBM does not expect that many applications will be affected by the removed functions, which in practice are no longer heavily used. To assist in migration, a new compiler option FLAGMIG will be added to Enterprise COBOL V4.2 via the service stream. This option provides warning diagnostics to flag use of obsolete syntax and options in existing COBOL programs.

Enterprise COBOL Version 5 is object compatible with prior versions of IBM COBOL, in that applications can be constructed using a mixture of object modules compiled with Version 5 and those compiled with prior versions. Both static calls (calls within a link-edited module) and dynamic calls (calls between programs link-edited as separate modules) can be used. The following are exceptions:

Enterprise COBOL Version 5 will interoperate with correctly written assembler language programs, with the exception that assembler programs link-edited with Version 5 compiled programs now must be AMODE(31) or AMODE(ANY). Static calls between Enterprise COBOL Version 5 compiled programs and programs with the AMODE(24) attribute are no longer supported.

Enterprise COBOL Version 5 is run time compatible with prior versions of IBM COBOL in that correct COBOL programs will continue to produce the same run time results after being recompiled with Version 5. A small number of exception cases are documented in the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Version 5 Migration Guide.

User group requirements

This announcement addresses twenty four requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

Requirements addressed include:

Planning information

Packaging

The Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 package includes:

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS . Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the US, Canada, and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp

New licensees

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 should specify:

Parallel Sysplex® license charge (PSLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSU.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex , the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex . For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration No-Charge (SYSUSGREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier       Description              Pricing metric
 
S0177FX          Enterprise COBOL V5      Basic MLC, PSLC below 3 MSU
                                          Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                                          SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD

Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSUs. If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex , the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable AWLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex . For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration No-Charge (SYSUSGREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

Entitlement                              License option/
identifier        Description            Pricing metric
 
S0177FX           Enterprise COBOL V5    Basic MLC, AWLC
                                         Workload Registration
                                         No Charge,
                                         AWLC

Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSUs.

 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier       Description              Pricing metric
 
S0177FX          Enterprise COBOL V5      Basic MLC, AEWLC
 
Workload License Charge (WLC) Basic License

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex , the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable WLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex . For all other program copies, specify the Workload Registration Variable WLC Identifier on the licenses.

Entitlement                              License option/
identifier        Description            Pricing metric
 
S0177FX           Enterprise CPBOL V5    Basic MLC, Variable  WLC
                                         Workload Registration
                                         No Charge,
                                         Variable  WLC

Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC) Basic License

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric
 
S0177FX             Enterprise COBOL V5      Basic MLC, Entry WLC

Growth opportunity license charge (GOLC)

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the correct level.

Specify the GOLC monthly license option.
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric
 
S0177FX             Enterprise COBOL V5      Basic MLC, GOLC
 
System z entry license charge (zELC)

To order zELC software, specify the program number and z800 model.

Specify the zELC monthly license option.
 
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric

S0177FX             Enterprise COBOL V5      Basic MLC, zELC
 
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.

Basic machine-readable material
 
Orderable
Supply ID:  Language    Distribution Medium   Description

S0177FV     US English  3590 Tape Cartridge   Ent COBOL for z/OS V5.1
S0177FW     Japanese    3590 Tape Cartridge   Ent COBOL for z/OS V5.1

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.

Initial shipments
 
 Feature            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            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)
 

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=213-144

A Program Directory (GI11-9180) and Licensed Program Specification (GI11-9181) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product. 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.

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac® .

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

http://www.software.ibm.com/ShopzSeries

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general availability. Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.



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Agreement

IBM Customer Agreement

Variable charges apply

No

Indexed monthly license charge (IMLC) applies

No

Location license applies

No

Use limitation applies

No

Educational allowance available

Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Volume orders

Not applicable.

 
 Replaced Program             Replacement Program 
 Program      Program         Program         Program
 Number       Name            Number          Name
 
 5740-CB1 OS/VS COBOL         5655-W32 IBM Ent COBOL for
                                       z/OS V5
 
 5740-LM1 OS/VS COBOL         5655-W32 IBM Ent COBOL for
                                       z/OS V5
 
 5734-CB4 OS/VS COBOL         5655-W32 IBM Ent COBOL for
                                       z/OS V5
 
 5734-CB2 OS COBOL V4         5655-W32 IBM Ent COBOL for
                                       z/OS V5
 
 5688-022 VS COBOL II         5655-W32 IBM Ent COBOL for
                                       z/OS V5
 
 5688-023 VS COBOL II         5655-W32 IBM Ent COBOL for
                                       z/OS V5
 
 5668-958 VS COBOL II         5655-W32 IBM Ent COBOL for
                                       z/OS V5
 
 5688-194 IBM CODE/370        5655-W32 IBM Ent COBOL for
                                       z/OS V5
 
 5688-197 IBM COBOL for       5655-W32 IBM Ent COBOL for
          MVS™ & VM V1                  z/OS V5
 
 5648-A25 IBM COBOL for       5655-W32 IBM Ent COBOL for
          OS/390 & VM V2               z/OS V5
 
 5655-G53 IBM Ent COBOL for   5655-W32 IBM Ent COBOL for
          z/OS V3                      z/OS V5
 
 5655-S71 IBM Ent COBOL for   5655-W32 IBM Ent COBOL for
          z/OS V4                      zOS V5
 
 5655-W32 IBM Ent COBOL for   To a follow-on if any
          z/OS V5

Warranty applies

Yes

Licensed program materials availability
  Restricted Materials of IBM:     None
  Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  Object Code Only (OCO):          All

Program services
 
  Support Center applies:          Yes
 
                                   Access is available through the
                                   IBM Support Center
 
 
  Available until discontinued:    12 months' written notice
 
  APAR Mailing Address:            IBM Corporation
                                   APAR Processing
                                   P.O. Box 49023
                                   San Jose, CA  95161-9023
 
IBM Operational Support Services - SupportLine

Yes



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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                   
Entitlement                           License option/       
identifier     Description            pricing metric          

S0177FX       Enterprise COBOL V5     Basic MLC, GOLC          

                                
Entitlement                          License option/       
identifier     Description           pricing metric         
 
S0177FX      Enterprise COBOL V5     Basic MLC, zELC            
 
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             pricing metric         
 
S0177FX      Enterprise COBOL V5     Basic MLC,                  
                                     PSLC below 3 MSU
                                     Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                                     SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD
 

Advanced Workload License Charges

 
Entitlement                        License option/
identifier   Description           pricing metric             
 
S0177FX      Enterprise COBOL V5   Basic MLC, AWLC                 
                                   Workload Registration
                                   No Charge,
                                   AWLC
 

For more information on the Advanced Workload License Charge, refer to Software Announcement 210-238, dated July 22, 2010 .

Entitlement                              License option/
identifier     Description               Pricing metric        
 
S0177FX        Enterprise COBOL V5       Basic MLC, AEWLC          
 

Variable Workload License Charges

 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             pricing metric            
 
S0177FX      Enterprise COBOL V5     Basic MLC, Variable  WLC       
                                     Workload Registration
                                     No Charge,
                                     Variable  WLC
 

Sub-Capacity Charges for VWLC Products

Sub-capacity charges for VWLC products are based on product LPAR utilization capacity. Product LPAR utilization capacity for a VWLC product is the highest number of MSUs utilized by the combined LPARs in which a VWLC product runs concurrently during a reporting period. The number of MSUs is based on the highest observed rolling 4-hour average utilization used by the combination of the relevant LPARs during the reporting period.

Refer to Software Announcement 200-354, dated October 03, 2000 , and Software Announcement 202-105, dated April 30, 2002 , for additional details on IBM Workload License Charges.

Sub-Capacity Charges Terms and Conditions

System z software charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible VWLC products apply when z/OS is running in z/Architecture (64 bit) mode on an IBM e(logo)server System z 900, no other MVS-based operating system is licensed to that server and the required information is provided by the customer in accordance with the applicable terms.

Sub-capacity charges for a VWLC product is based on the utilization of the LPARs where/when the product executes . To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for VWLC products the customer is required to:

Advanced Workload License Charges

 
Entitlement                        License option/
identifier   Description           pricing metric            
 
S0177FX      Enterprise COBOL V5   Basic AWLC, AWLC                
                                   Workload Registration
                                   No Charge,
                                   AWLC
 

For more information on the Advanced Workload License Charge, refer to Software Announcement 210-238, dated July 22, 2010 .

Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC)
 
Entitlement                          License option/        
identifier   Description             pricing Metric          
 
S0177FX      Enterprise COBOL V5     Basic MLC, Entry WLC         
 


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