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IBM IMS Database Value Unit Edition for net new workloads on IBM System z servers

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-192
May 28, 2013


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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number  Order now Order now
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IBM® IMS™ Database Value Unit Edition, a one-time-charge price metric for Eligible Workloads (net new applications or workloads on System z® that are deployed in qualified System z New Application License Charge (zNALC) LPARs as described in the Overview section), is now available.

For key capabilities of IMS DB VUE that support the handling of today's new and enterprise on demand applications, refer to Software Announcement 211-365, dated October 04, 2011 .

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).



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IBM IMS Database Value Unit Edition, V12.1 delivers a one-time-charge price metric for a database product offering based on IMS V12.1.

Today, IMS clients on IBM System z :

These trends will continue to accelerate. More mobile devices drive more transactions. More transactions drive the need not only for analytics that will inform business decisions, but also for applications built to deliver on those decisions.

IBM supports mobile applications that interact with transactional and data services through the use of lightweight data-interchange format JavaScript™ Object Notation (JSON). This support, plus the revolutionary IMS open access capabilities, prompted IBM to offer attractive one-time-charge (OTC) pricing for new qualified IMS workloads on IBM System z New Application License Charges (zNALC) Logical Partitions (LPARs).

IMS clients with new zNALC-approved IMS applications, including mobile and analytics applications that take advantage of IMS open access capabilities, are eligible for this OTC pricing.

IMS Database Value Unit Edition terms limit its use to support of Eligible Workloads (net new applications or workloads) that meet the following criteria:

Copies of a validly licensed IMS Database Value Unit Edition can only be made in support of its authorized use in one of these cases:

In addition, a copy can be made for use as a backup copy. If you want to deploy IMS Database Value Unit Edition, or any copy, in any other separate zNALC environment, another IMS Database Value Unit Edition license, with its own separate entitlements, has to be acquired.

For more information on zNALC, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/resources/swprice/mlc/znalc.html

Charges for IMS Database Value Unit Edition are based on Value Unit entitlements. See the Terms and conditions and Prices sections for description of license and pricing terms.



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IMS Database Value Unit Edition, V12.1 key prerequisites:

Refer to the Technical information section for details on required microcode levels and to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements section for all prerequisites.



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May 31, 2013



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IBM IMS Database Value Unit Edition, V12.1 (5655-DSQ) offers a one-time-charge price metric for a database product offering based on IMS . IMS Database Value Unit Edition can only be used to support Eligible Workloads (net new applications or workloads on System z that are deployed in qualified System z New Application License Charge (zNALC) LPARs.

IMS Database Value Unit Edition terms limit its use to support of Eligible Workloads (net new applications or workloads) that meet the following criteria:

Charges for this program are based on a one-time-charge (OTC) per Value Unit plus a charge per Value Unit to obtain Subscription and Support (S&S). Value Unit entitlements for the program will be computed based on MSUs. The S&S is paid annually at the then-current prices. Usage may not exceed the number of Value Unit entitlements authorized by the applicable Proofs of Entitlement or authorized by each product authorization. If the total number of Value Units exceeds the quantity of Value Unit entitlements in your Proofs of Entitlement, you must notify your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner as stated in the IPLA.

Customers are achieving competitive advantage and cost savings by leveraging the unique, industry-leading virtualization and workload management capabilities of IMS . Consolidating and growing various workloads onto a single System z allows customers to save money through simplified system administration and maintenance while lowering power utilization and floor space requirements.

The following separate product provides additional integration for IMS Database Value Unit Edition users

IMS Enterprise Suite V2.2 is designed to enhance your use of IMS applications and data. In this release of the suite, components deliver innovative new capabilities for your IMS environment that include the following:

For additional items that provide additional integration for IMS Database Value Unit Edition users, refer to Software Announcement 211-365, dated October 04, 2011 .

Separate tools available to support the use of IMS Database Value Unit Edition

Eligible Workloads will require management, recovery, performance, and migration support. IMS Tools are available today to help you analyze, maintain, and tune these new workloads.

The IMS Database Solution Pack for z/OS can ensure that your IMS databases are fully operational and expertly tuned. With a single web interface, it enables DBAs to gather information that provides added insight into the health and availability of IMS databases. This Administration Console communicates with various other IBM IMS tools that are running in the enterprise, bringing this distributed information together into a dashboard style interface that assists both experienced and new IMS DBAs in investigating, troubleshooting, and predicting future database health.

If your Eligible Workloads include IMS Fast Path databases (DEDBs), then you need the IMS Fast Path Solution Pack for z/OS , which has all the functions a DBA needs to analyze, maintain, and tune IMS Fast Path databases. It exploits the same single web interface/administration console as the IMS Database Solution Pack, implementing the automation of tools execution using detailed understanding of the current state of DEDBs. This provides the much needed automation of ongoing IMS database monitoring and maintenance tasks.

Backing up and recovering the databases used by these Eligible Workloads is another essential task for DBAs. IMS Recovery Expert for z/OS allows instantaneous backups with no application downtime, reduced recovery time, and simplified disaster recovery procedures while using less CPU, I/O, and storage resources. It validates backups to ensure that all data has a backup and that it is recoverable.

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

The products in this announcement are capable as of their general availability, when used in accordance with IBM's associated 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.

Value Unit-based pricing

For the Value Unit based pricing applicable to IMS Database Value Unit Edition, refer to the Terms and conditions section.



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Program               Program
number        VRM     name

5655-DSQ      12.1.0  IBM IMS Database Value Unit Edition
5655-DSR       1.1.0  IBM IMS Database Value Unit Edition, Subscription
                      and Support

Product identification number

                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number

5655-DSQ            5655-DSR



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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

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=213-192


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The IBM Publications Center portal is at

http://www.ibm.com/e-business/linkweb/publications/servlet/pbi.wss

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.

One copy of each of the following publications is supplied automatically with the material.

       Title                                             Order number

IBM IMS 12 Database Value Unit Edition (5655-DSQ):
 License Information                                     GC19-4048
 Program Directory                                       GI10-8943
IMS 12.1 Product Kit                                     SK5T-7394

The publications for products in this announcement cannot be ordered in hardcopy. All the publications in this announcement are available at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27020942

The following softcopy publications are also available in the IBM Information Management Software for z/OS Solutions Information Center at

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/dzichelp/v2r2/index.jsp
Title                                                    Order number

IMS Version 12 Application Programming                   SC19-3007
IMS Version 12 Application Programming APIs              SC19-3008
IMS Version 12 Commands, Volume 1:                       SC19-3009
 IMS Commands A-M
IMS Version 12 Commands, Volume 2:                       SC19-3010
 IMS Commands N-V
IMS Version 12 Commands, Volume 3:                       SC19-3011
 IMS Component and z/OS Commands
IMS Version 12 Communications and Connections            SC19-3012
IMS Version 12 Database Administration                   SC19-3013
IMS Version 12 Database Utilities                        SC19-3014
IMS Version 12 Diagnosis                                 GC19-3015
IMS Version 12 Exit Routines                             SC19-3016
IMS Version 12 Installation                              GC19-3017
IMS Version 12 License Programming Specifications        GC19-3024
IMS Version 12 Messages and Codes, Volume 1:             GC18-9712
 DFS Messages
IMS Version 12 Messages and Codes, Volume 2:             GC18-9713
 Non-DFS Messages
IMS Version 12 Messages and Codes, Volume 3:             GC19-9714
 IMS Abend Codes
IMS Version 12 Messages and Codes, Volume 4:             GC19-9715
 IMS Component Codes
IMS Version 12 Operations and Automation                 SC19-3018
IMS Version 12 Program Directory                         GI10-8843
IMS Version 12 Release Planning                          GC19-3019
IMS Version 12 System Administration                     SC19-3020
IMS Version 12 System Definitions                        GC19-3021
IMS Version 12 System Programming APIs                   SC19-3022
IMS Version 12 System Utilities                          SC19-3023
IMS Version 12 Product Kit (CD)                          SK5T-7394



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Processors: IMS Database Value Unit Edition operates on 64-bit IBM processors capable of running z/OS V1.12, or later, and supports the Long Displacement Facility of the z/Architecture .

Direct access devices: Both the binder work data set SYSUT1 (during the bind of the IMS VTAM® control blocks load monitoring module) and IMS SDFSRESL must reside on a device that supports a record size of 18 KB, or higher.

IMS Database Image Copy 2 (IC2) utility (DFSDMT0) concurrent copy support requires concurrent copy-capable DASD controllers. IC2 Fast Replication support requires either the concurrent copy feature of DFSMS, the FlashCopy® feature of the IBM Enterprise Storage Server® (ESS), or the Snapshot feature of the IBMRAMAC Virtual Array (RVA) storage system. For all other system libraries and working storage space, any device supported by the operating system is allowed.

Additional line item requirement information and a list of supported terminals is provided in the IMS 12 Release Planning Information at

http://www.ibm.com/ims
Software requirements

Mandatory installation requirements

IMS Database Value Unit Edition, V12.1 operates under z/OS V1.12 configurations, or subsequent versions, releases, and modification levels unless otherwise stated and requires the following minimum version, release, or modification levels:

IMS Database Value Unit Edition, V12.1 also operates in a virtual machine under control of z/OS V1.12 and is intended for use in a customer program development, testing, and non-XRF production environment, with some restrictions.

Additional line-item requirement information is provided in the IMS 12 Release Planning Information at

http://www.ibm.com/ims

IMS Database Value Unit Edition, 12.1 can be connected using the appropriate interface to IMS 12 TM (5635-A03), CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS Value Unit Edition V5.1 (5722-DFJ), or later, WebSphere® Application Server V6 (5655-N01), or later, DB2® for z/OS V8 (5625-DB2), or later, and user-written software.

IMS Database Value Unit Edition is written in High Level Assembler, PL/X, C, C++, and JDK Version 6.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Compatibility

Compatibility items for IMS Database Value Unit Edition are the same as IMS 12. Refer to Software Announcement 211-365, dated October 04, 2011 .

Performance considerations

Performance considerations for IMS Database Value Unit Edition are the same as IMS 12. Refer to Software Announcement 211-365, dated October 04, 2011 .

Planning information

Packaging

The programs in this announcement are distributed with the following content:

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

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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To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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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 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

The products in this announcement have one charge unit - Value Units.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units example using VUE001
 
               MSUs       Value Units/MSU
 
   Base          1-3      5.25
   Tier A        4-45      .83
   Tier B       46-175     .35
   Tier C      176-315     .26
   Tier D      316+        .20

Note: For the actual translation from MSUs to Value Units for this product, refer to the table that follows.

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If the customer has installed 1,000 MSUs, the applicable Value Units would be:

      Translation from MSUs to Value Units (VUE001)
 
              MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU  = Value Units
 
  Base          3     *  5.25             =  15.75
  Tier A       42     *   .83             =  34.86
  Tier B      130     *   .35             =  45.50
  Tier C      140     *   .26             =  36.40
  Tier D      685     *   .20             = 137.00
  
  Total     1,000                           270

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the total is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Value Units for non-MSU-based S/390® processors using VUE001:

  MP3000 models
  H30         =  21.00 Value Units per machine
  H50         =  22.00 Value Units per machine
  H70         =  26.00 Value Units per machine
  ESL models  =   9.00 Value Units per machine

Charge metric

                                                PID       Charge
Program name                                    number    metric

IBM IMS Database Value Unit Edition             5655-DSQ  Value Unit
IBM IMS Database Value Unit Edition             5655-DSR  Value Unit
Subscription and Support

The following programs have Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
number     Program name               Value Unit exhibit

5655-DSQ   IMS Database Value         VUE001
           Unit Edition, V12.1
5655-DSR   IMS Database Value         VUE001
           Unit Edition Subscription
           and Support, V12.1
 

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity . Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

Value Unit exhibit VUE001

                         Value
Level    Minimum Maximum Units/MSU
 
Base       1       3     5.25
Tier  A    4      45     0.83
Tier  B   46     175     0.35
Tier  C  176     315     0.26
Tier  D  316       +     0.20

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

               Value
Hardware       Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30     21
MP3000 H50     22
MP3000 H70     26
ESL models      9

Basic license

On/Off CoD

The products in this announcement are eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD) with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       Value Units/MSU
Base         1-3      1
Tier A       4-45     0.45
Tier B      46-175    0.36
Tier C     176-315    0.27
Tier D     316+       0.2

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: IMS Database Value Unit Edition, V12.1
Program PID: 5655-DSQ
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S017861      IMS Database Value Unit         Basic OTC, Value Units
             Edition                         Basic OTC, Per MSU-day
                                             TUC
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S01780S                US English                 3590 Tape cartridge
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-DSR
 
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric

S017864      IMS Database Value       Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Unit Edition, SW S&S     No Charge, decline SW S&S
                                      Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017863                US English                 Hardcopy pub
 

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance. This offering:

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390 and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Customized Offerings

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

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 include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via CBPDO and, ServerPac at general availability. Many products will also be orderable in a Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.

Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the Product ServerPac, visit the Help section on the Shopz website at

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

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.



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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

Qualified Sysplex

A "Qualified Sysplex" means a Parallel Sysplex in which z/OS is eligible for aggregated zNALC charges as described in the Charges section of the Attachment for zNALC License Charges on IBM System z .

Your license authorizes use of the IMS Database Value Unit Edition only in a validly licensed System z New Application License Charge (zNALC) LPAR(s) for Eligible Workloads which are defined as workloads that meet the following criteria:

For example, an existing z/OS workload that would be or has been shifted across a border from one country to another, or from one data center to another, or that has been renamed or rewritten does not qualify as an Eligible Workload. Workloads that are migrated from non-z/OS sources, such as Linux , UNIX , or Windows , may qualify as Eligible Workloads.

In the case of an outsourcing company that may take up the operation of IMS Database Value Unit Edition for its customer(s) and be(come) the licensee of IMS Database Value Unit Edition, the term "Enterprise" refers in all cases to the enterprise of the outsourcing company's customer(s) and not to the outsourcing company itself.

Notwithstanding anything else in the IPLA, you are authorized to have copies of IMS Database Value Unit Edition in support of your authorized use only:

  1. If qualified to be deployed on a single machine, in any zNALC LPAR(s) in which the Eligible Workload is deployed for use, or
  2. If qualified to be deployed within a Qualified Sysplex, in any zNALC LPAR(s) in which the Eligible Workload is deployed for use.

In addition you may make a backup copy. If you wish to deploy a copy of IMS Database Value Unit Edition in any other separate zNALC environment, you must acquire another license to IMS Database Value Unit Edition with its own separate entitlements.

Charges for this program are based on Value Unit entitlements.

Calculation of Value Unit entitlements for this program:

For programs that will be deployed for use on a single machine not part of a Qualified Sysplex, the Value Unit entitlement will be determined as follows:

  1. There will be a calculation of the number of Value Units which would equate to the total sum of the MSUs for any copies of IMS Database Value Unit Edition on the machine, and the MSUs for all instances of the version of IMS that matches the version of IMS Database Value Unit Edition (for instance, only where the version of IMS of such instances is the same as the version of IMS Database Value Unit Edition on that machine.)
  2. There will be a calculation of the number of Value Units which would equate to the MSUs for all instances of the version of IMS that matches the version of IMS Database Value Unit Edition (for instance, only where the version of IMS of such instances is the same as the version of IMS Database Value Unit Edition) on the machine.
  3. The number of required Program Value Unit entitlements will be the Value Units calculated in (1) minus the Value Units calculated in (2).

For programs that will be deployed for use in a Qualified Sysplex, the Value Unit entitlement will be determined as follows:

  1. There will be a calculation of the number of Value Units which would equate to the total sum of the MSUs for any copies of IMS Database Value Unit Edition in the Qualified Sysplex, and the MSUs for all instances of the version of IMS that matches the version of IMS Database Value Unit Edition (for instance, only where the version of IMS of such instances is the same as the version of the program) in the Qualified Sysplex.
  2. There will be a calculation of the number of Value Units which would equate to the MSUs for all instances of the version of IMS that matches the version of IMS Database Value Unit Edition (for instance, only where the version of IMS of such instances is the same as the version of the program) in the Qualified Sysplex.
  3. The number of program Value Unit entitlements will be the Value Units calculated in (1) minus the Value Units calculated in (2).

No MSUs associated with any other instances of IMS shall be included with the program MSUs in the calculation to determine required Value Unit entitlements.

Example: Simply by way of example (hypothetically for the purpose of illustration only), assuming that the MSUs for the existing version of IMS which matches the version of IMS Database Value Unit Edition which would be included in the calculations = 100, and the MSUs for the program itself = 30 (where the calculated Value Units for the copies of the program based on program MSUs alone would = 39):

  1. Assume that the calculated Value Units for the combined MSUs of the IMS and the Program (i.e. 100 + 30 =(130 MSUs) would = 81 (Step 1 above)
  2. Assume that the calculated Value Units for the applicable IMS (100 MSUs) would = 70 (Step 2 above)
  3. Then the number of Value Unit entitlements required for IMS Database Value Unit Edition would be the difference between the Value Units in a and b = 11 (i.e., 81 - 70 = 11).

Recalculation of Value Unit Entitlements:

There may be circumstances in which your Value Unit entitlements must be recalculated based upon changes to the environment and configuration, and additional Value Units will need to be purchased if your existing Value Unit entitlement is not sufficient. For example:

The IMS Database Value Unit Edition program will be treated as a "Parent Program" for purposes of calculating charges for System z IPLA programs with Referenced-Based Terms, just as if the program were a monthly license charge IMS program. Additional charges for IBM programs with Referenced-Based Terms licensed by you may apply, just as when adding MSU capacity to other IMS Parent Programs. IMS Database Value Unit Edition is a System z IPLA program with Execution-Based Terms for purposes of Sub-Capacity pricing.

In the event a machine has both zNALC LPAR(s) running IMS Database Value Unit Edition and non-zNALC LPAR(s) running IMS (MLC), the MSUs applicable to those IMS products for the purpose of establishing charges for reference-based z IPLA programs will be the lesser of

  1. The sum of the IMS (MLC) and IMS Database Value Unit Edition MSUs, or
  2. The peak z/OS MSUs as indicated on the SCRT report.

Maintenance/support fixes provided for IMS may not be applied to IMS Database Value Unit Edition. Separately available Subscription and Support for IMS Database Value Unit Edition must be acquired in order to obtain support for IMS Database Value Unit Edition.

The IMS Database Value Unit Edition program requires you to indicate acceptance of the terms of this license at installation time.

IBM has the right to audit all machines and Qualified Sysplexes on which IMS Database Value Unit Edition is installed to ensure compliance with all the terms of this license and the zNALC terms and conditions.

License Information form number
                                               Program   License
Program name                                   number    Information

IMS Database Value Unit Edition, V12.1         5655-DSQ  GC19-4048

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
IBM Operational Support Services -- SoftwareXcel

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

Sub-capacity charges for IMS Database Value Unit Edition, V12.1

To be eligible for sub-capacity charges, the machine on which IMS Database Value Unit Edition is running must be eligible for zNALC sub-capacity charges terms and conditions. The customer must sign the zNALC Attachment and the IPLA Sub-Capacity Amendment and have implemented Sub-Capacity by submitting a SCRT report.

With sub-capacity charges, the charge is based on the z/OS product-defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for each machine, the customer should:

If the use of sub-capacity pricing terms for IMS Database Value Unit Edition results in a reduced requirement for Value Units, thus freeing up entitlements, customers can reserve them for future growth. There will be no refunds for these freed up Value Units. Subscription and Support volumes and entitlements for existing contracts will continue to be at the same levels as the acquired licenses.

Management of the Value Unit entitlements continues to be a customer responsibility. For example, in addition to the need for Recalculation of Value Unit Entitlements as specified above, if one of the following occur on a machine to which IMS Database Value Unit Edition is licensed for deployment, the customer must determine if additional Value Units and Subscription and Support need to be ordered for those tools to cover the increase:

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Full capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based, z/OS based, full machine based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/
Sub-capacity mainframes

The following terms apply for IMS Database Value Unit Edition:

Execution based: The required capacity of IMS Database Value Unit Edition with these terms equals the capacity of the zNALC LPAR(s) where the IMS Database Value Unit Edition executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The System/370, System/390® , and System z Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901), or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits website

http://ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 204-184, dated August 10, 2004 .

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms add value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex . You might have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex . Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  1. That meets the criteria defined in Hardware Announcement 198-001, dated January 13, 1998
  2. Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the Sysplex

IMS Database Value Unit Edition will be treated as a "Parent Program" for purposes of calculating charges for System z IPLA programs with Referenced-Based Terms, just as if IMS Database Value Unit Edition were a monthly license charge IMS program. Additional charges for IBM programs with Referenced-Based Terms licensed by you may apply, just as when adding MSU capacity to other IMS Parent Programs. IMS Database Value Unit Edition is a System z IPLA program with Execution-Based Terms for purposes of Sub-Capacity pricing.

In the event a machine has both zNALC LPAR(s) running IMS Database Value Unit Edition and non-zNALC LPAR(s) running IMS (MLC), the MSUs applicable to those IMS products for the purpose of establishing charges for Reference-Based z IPLA Programs will be the lesser of a) the sum of the IMS (MLC) and IMS Database Value Unit Edition MSUs or b) the peak z/OS MSUs as indicated on the SCRT report.

Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging for IMS Database Value Unit Edition, you must first implement and comply with all terms of the zNALC Attachment.

To implement sub-capacity, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the zNALC offering, whichever is applicable:

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for IBM System z On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



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

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       Value Units/MSU
Base         1-3      1
Tier A       4-45     0.45
Tier B      46-175    0.36
Tier C     176-315    0.27
Tier D     316+       0.2

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: IMS Database Value Unit Edition, V12.1
Program PID: 5655-DSQ
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S017861      IMS Database Value Unit         Basic OTC, Value Units
             Edition                         Basic OTC, Per MSU-day
                                             TUC
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S01780S                US English                 3590 Tape cartridge
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-DSR
 
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric

S017864      IMS Database Value       Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Unit Edition, SW S&S     No Charge, decline SW S&S
                                      Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017863                US English                 Hardcopy pub
 

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance. This offering:

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390 and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.



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