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IBM z/OS Version 2 Release 1 delivers the foundation for Smarter Computing

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-292
July 23, 2013


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Instances of "XL C/C++ without Debug" were changed to "XL C/C++."

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z/OS® V2.1. Get ready to innovate with Smarter Computing. z/OS V2.1 helps you get tomorrow-ready today.

The new version of z/OS , z/OS Version 2 Release 1, marks a new era of z/OS . Version 2 sets the groundwork for the next tier of mainframe computing, enabling you to pursue the innovation to drive highly scalable workloads -- including private clouds, support for mobile and social applications, and more. Its unrivaled security infrastructure is designed to help secure vast amounts of data; its highly optimized availability can help you deliver new data analytics solutions, and its continued improvements in management are targeted to help automate the operations of IBM® zEnterprise™ systems. With support for and exploitation of the new IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) and zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) systems, z/OS V2.1 is designed to offer unmatched availability, scalability, and security to meet the emerging business challenges of cloud, data analytics, and the security demands of mobile and social applications. Through its unique design and qualities of service, z/OS delivers the foundation you need to support demanding workloads such as operational analytics and clouds alongside your traditional mission-critical applications.

With enhancements to management and operations, z/OS V2.1 and z/OS Management Facility V2.1 (z/OSMF V2.1) improve ease of configuration and software service level management to help reduce the cost and improve the quality of your configuration and management processes. z/OS and z/OSMF together can help your systems administrators and other personnel handle configuration tasks with ease.

Enhancements for z/OS V2.1 are designed to help you achieve the scale and availability needed for cloud, deliver a superior data serving environment, and secure your mission-critical assets. For instance, z/OS V2.1 is designed to help you:

z/OSMF V2.1 introduces capabilities designed to help you manage your z/OS environment more effectively and in a more consistent manner, helping you improve overall quality:

These select highlights of z/OS V2.1 contribute to the foundation of a highly secure, available, and scalable enterprise infrastructure for efficiently running business-critical applications. Some new IBM solutions well suited for this environment include:

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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Organizations around the world are recognizing the increasing role that technology plays in driving change as they shift investments from infrastructure maintenance toward new projects that drive business innovation. The explosive growth of new mobile devices, big data, cloud, and social media represents a clear opportunity to reshape business models, create competitive advantage, and help to deliver significant business value. In order to capitalize on these emerging opportunities, IBM recognizes there is a need to respond with increased agility to deliver new services, while addressing cost, complexity, and risk. This requires an optimized infrastructure that is integrated, flexible, and secure.

The IBM zEnterprise System with z/OS is a modern mainframe environment that is uniquely suited to deliver industry-leading innovation and value. It allows your organization to exploit new technologies to help improve efficiency and speed time-to-market. It is designed to unlock the power of big data with the integration of business intelligence and transactional processing to help deliver competitive advantages through actionable insights gained from real-time analytics.

IBM's z/OS V2.1 operating system in conjunction with zEC12 and zBC12 systems is a platform that can catalyze innovation with new solutions to support core business-critical and next-generation applications. Exploitation of new SMC-R for low-overhead communications, zEDC data compression for managing active data, Transactional Execution for improved throughput, large pages for superior performance, 100-way SMP support for scale, and crypto as a service for remote encryption allow you to drive business-critical work alongside new applications -- all with the outstanding qualities of service you need. Finally, with its world-class security, and cryptography, you can trust z/OS and the IBM zEnterprise System to help protect your most valuable information, helping you to develop innovative applications while reducing operational risk.

For cloud qualities of service, z/OS V2.1 helps you minimize opportunities for downtime and achieve superior performance and availability. New enhancements around the coupling facility are designed to boost performance and drive even higher throughput. SMC-R supports application-transparent, efficient networking for the fast exchange of information across systems. Enhancements planned for Flash Express allow Coupling Facilities to be used to strengthen the resiliency of IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS Version 7 for managing messaging spikes. To support extraordinary qualities of service, z/OS V2.1 extends platform capabilities such as VSAM record-level sharing (RLS) for improved catalog performance and higher availability.

With a focus on data management, z/OS data tiering offers enhanced intelligent policy-based data movement designed to help you better meet service goals. And z/OS along with zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC) offers CPU-efficient and low latency compression, designed to help your enterprise support data-intensive applications with ease.

z/OS V2.1 can help you deploy the mainframe as your secured enterprise service delivery hub and, now, as an enterprise cryptographic hub. The new crypto-as-a-service is designed to be available for Linux clients and is intended to make z/OS-based secure key encryption accessible to Linux applications while providing hardware protection for keys. The security fabric of z/OS helps you improve audit readiness, helps secure data and IP, and supports current standards to help you address evolving industry requirements.

z/OSMF V2.1, the new face of z/OS , also offers capabilities designed to help you achieve more standardized management processes and improved quality using a single user interface supporting multiple tasks. A new workflow application is designed for exploiters to help you structure and sequence your work in a repeatable way to improve process quality and reduce errors.

An extended software management application provides reporting capabilities to help you manage software currency at a glance, simply and efficiently. z/OSMF itself is designed for efficiency using the reduced resource requirements of the Liberty profile in WebSphere Application Server for z/OS , V8.5.

Getting to the next tier of computing to support new mobile and social applications, globally connected 24x7 systems, and increasing volumes of data can be a challenging journey. Let z/OS V2.1 help you easily get the infrastructure you need to get there, today.



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z/OS V2.1 runs on these IBM System z servers:



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September 30, 2013



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Cloud-ready qualities of service

z/OS V2.1 is a platform designed to dynamically respond and scale to workload change with enhancements to scalability and performance that cover operations, I/O, virtual storage constraint relief, memory management, and more. These enhancements are suitable for organizations that would like to catalyze a journey to highly scalable virtualized solutions like cloud.

IBM delivers improved scalability and performance for outstanding throughput and service within your existing environment. Smarter scalability can better prepare you to handle growth and spikes in workloads while maintaining the qualities of service and balanced design that customers have come to expect of the IBM mainframe.

As customers consider all the components of downtime, the true costs can be surprising, which is why superior availability continues to remain a key factor in platform selection. With z/OS V2.1, IBM introduces new capabilities designed to improve upon the already legendary z/OS system availability. The industry-leading resiliency and high availability of System z remain key reasons why organizations keep their most critical processing on System z . With its attention to outage reduction, the availability of System z and z/OS is well recognized in the industry. In z/OS V2.1, IBM continues enhancements that improve critical IT systems availability, helping you achieve an even higher level of service for your customers.

Updates for z/OS V2.1 include:

Additional function, descriptions, and details in support of scalability and performance enhancements for z/OS V2.1 include:

z/OS V2.1 delivers 100-way symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) support in a single LPAR on IBM zEC12 or zBC12 systems. z/OS V1.12 and z/OS V1.13 (5694-A01) with PTFs running on IBM zEnterprise EC12 or BC12 (zEC12 or zBC12) systems also support up to 100 processors configured in a single LPAR. z/OS supports combinations of general-purpose processors (CPs), zIIPs, and zAAPs. z/OS design supports an architectural limit of 4 TB of real memory per LPAR. On z196 and zEC12 systems, z/OS supports up to 1 TB of real memory per LPAR. On zBC12 and z114 systems, z/OS supports up to the maximum amount of real memory that can be installed in a single LPAR.

In z/OS V2.1, support for 2 GB pages is provided on zEC12 and zBC12 systems. This is designed to reduce memory management overhead and improve overall system performance by enabling middleware to use 2 GB pages. These improvements are expected due to improved effective translation lookaside buffer (TLB) coverage and a reduction in the number of steps the system must perform to translate a 2 GB page virtual address. This z/OS V2.1 function is exploited by the IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS , Java Technology Edition, V7.0.0 (5655-W43) and SDK IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS , Java Technology Edition, V7.0.0 (5655-W44). This support is also available for z/OS V1.13 with the z/OS V1R13 RSM Enablement Offering web deliverable and the PTF for APAR OA40967.

z/OS V2.1 running on zEC12 or zBC12 systems is designed to support the use of hardware transactional memory in additional production environments. The capability to use the Transactional Execution Facility for IBM 31-bit and 64-bit SDK for z/OS Java Technology Edition, Version 7 (5655-W43 and 5655-W44) was introduced for z/OS V1.13 with PTFs on zEC12 systems, and is also available on zBC12 systems. The capability to write and test applications using XL C/C++ compiler using hardware built-in functions to enable applications to use the Transactional Execution Facility was also provided with a PTF for z/OS V1.13. The z/OS V1.13 XL C/C++ support is intended to be used for development and testing. In z/OS V2.1, support for the use of transactional memory by applications written in XL C/C++ and High Level Assembler (HLASM) is intended for production use as well.

In z/OS V2.1, JES2 and SDSF is designed to support over 4 billion spin data sets (up to 4,294,967,296) an increase from the prior limit of almost 10 million (9,999,999). This is intended to help improve availability for long-running address spaces by enabling them to create more output data sets on spool before having to stop and restart them. This support is also available on z/OS V1.13 with the PTFs for APARs OA38944 and PM59496, and toleration support is available for z/OS V1.12 with the PTFs for APARs OA38944 and PM59496.

In z/OS V2.1, Capacity Provisioning is designed to provide support for manual and policy-based management of Defined Capacity and Group Capacity. This is intended to broaden the range of automatic, policy-based responses available to help you manage capacity shortage conditions when WLM cannot meet your workload policy goals. Also, the Capacity Provisioning commands and reports are enhanced for support of IFL, ICF, and SAP processors to provide a consistent method to handle zEnterprise processor capacity from within z/OS . Further z/OS 2.1 Capacity Provisioning allows managing manually activated On/Off CoD capacity to let the Provisioning Manager deactivate that capacity when no longer needed according to its policy. Information about the managed On/Off CoD record is available through an additional Provisioning Manager report. Also, z/OS V2.1 supports the use of IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS , Java Technology Edition, V7.0.0 (5655-W43) by the Provisioning Manager.

In z/OS V2.1, DFSORT improves its memory resource management to better balance the memory requirements of multiple large concurrent sort operations and other workloads. A new TUNE option is designed to allow you to specify that DFSORT obtain storage incrementally and check on storage availability before allocating additional storage. This is intended to better balance utilization for sort operations and other workloads initiated within a short time. Also, DFSORT is updated to increase the memory object work space maximum from 64 GB to 1 TB, allowing you to sort larger amounts of data in memory object work files.

z/OS V2.1 supports specifying job classes up to eight characters in length. This new support is available for both JES2 and JES3 when the class is specified on the JCL JOB statement. SDSF supports these longer job classes, which is stored in SMF Type 24 records on JES2 systems and Type 26 records on JES3 systems.

In z/OS V2.1, a new MODIFY VLF command enables you to specify that the contents of a COFVLFxx parmlib member be used to update VLF classes, update their associated major names, and change the values of MaxVirt and AlertAge for existing VLF classes. This is designed to improve system performance when making these changes to VLF by making it unnecessary to restart VLF.

z/OS V2.1 is designed to support non-SMS-managed VSAM linear data sets larger than 4 GB, including zFS file system data sets. This support for extended addressability is intended to make it easier to migrate file system data sets from HFS to zFS, particularly for system software file systems including the z/OS version root file system. Coexistence support for z/OS V1.12 and z/OS V1.13, to allow non-SMS-managed linear data sets defined on z/OS V2.1 using extended addressability to be processed, is provided with the PTFs for APAR OA39618.

VSAM supports the use of system-managed buffering (SMB) for VSAM data sets. In prior releases, SMB access bias (ACCBIAS) specifications could be made in JCL, and some were also supported as SMS data class specifications. In z/OS V2.1, DFSMS is designed to support specification of all SMB Record Access Bias values for VSAM data sets that can be specified in JCL in data classes. Also, the system is designed to enable you to override the ACB RMODE31 parameter with SMS data class specifications. The new support is intended to help you make changes for a large number of VSAM data sets without having to make a correspondingly large number of JCL changes.

In z/OS V1.8, System Logger design was enhanced to support separate task structures for managing test and production log streams. In z/OS V2.1, System Logger provides task separation between coupling facility-based and DASD-only log streams as well. This is intended to support higher rates of log stream offload data set allocations, reduce primary storage full conditions, and support higher overall concurrent log stream offload rates. This function is also available for z/OS V1.13 with the PTF for APAR OA38613.

These performance-related z/OS V2.1 SMF enhancements are included:

In z/OS V2.1, NFS Server is designed to use multi-tasking for the RPCSEC_GSS authentication type of the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) protocol, which is supported by z/OS NFS server for NFS V4 workloads. This is expected to improve performance for workloads using RPCSEC_GSS.

In z/OS V2.1, the IDCAMS utility supports REPRO and PRINT operations for data sets on tape with block sizes up to 256 KB (262,144 bytes). Also, when processing z/OS UNIX files with REPRO, the maximum block size supported on the JCL DD statement is 64 KB (65,535 bytes), up from the previous limit of 32,760 bytes. This is intended to allow IDCAMs to support data sets that were created using the large block interface (LBI).

The initial support for System z High-Performance FICON zHPF in z/OS V1.11 was for data sets accessed using the media manager component of DFSMS, including VSAM data sets. z/OS V1.13 added support for QSAM, BSAM, and BPAM and allowed EXCPVR callers to use zHPF channel programs. With z/OS V2.1, EXCP is supported. This function is also available for z/OS V1.12 and V1.13 with the PTF for OA38185. This is intended to provide function that programmers can use to achieve significant I/O performance improvements for programs using EXCP.

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IBM zEC12 Flash Express exploitation was provided with z/OS V1.13 in 2012 with the z/OS V1R13 RSM Enablement Offering web deliverable. This function is integrated in z/OS V2.1. With this support, z/OS is designed to help improve system availability and responsiveness by using Flash Express across transitional workload events such as market openings, and diagnostic data collection. z/OS is also designed to help improve processor performance by supporting middleware such as IMS™ , with its exploitation of pageable large (1 MB) pages. Exploitation is provided for:

With this support, z/OS is also designed to make the pageable link pack area (PLPA) and common page data sets optional. When Flash Express is used for PLPA and common pages, the system is designed not to require PLPA or common page data sets for cold start (CLPA) IPLs. They remain required to perform quick start (CVIO) IPLs and warm start (neither CLPA nor CVIO) IPLs. Additionally, the system is now designed to allow PLPA and common pages to be written to local page data sets, if necessary. This is intended to improve system availability.

Also, z/OS V2.1 is designed to support concurrent update for Flash Express on IBM zEC12 or zBC12 systems. This function is designed to allow concurrent updates of Flash Express licensed internal code without interrupting system operation. This support is also available on z/OS V1.13 with the z/OS V1R13 RSM Enablement Offering web deliverable.

In z/OS V1.13, JES3 support for dynamically adding a spool volume was introduced. In z/OS V2.1, new support allows JES3 to remove a spool volume dynamically. Also, new support allows JES3 to display spool information for individual jobs, display which jobs have data on a particular spool data set, and dump the spool data associated with jobs having data on a particular spool volume to make it easier to remove a spool volume from the JES3 configuration dynamically. In combination, these functions are intended to enable you to discontinue the use of a JES3 spool volume using either a *MODIFY operator command or during a JES3 hot start with Refresh, removing the existing requirement for a JES3 complex-wide IPL when removing spool volumes. In addition, subsystem interface (SSI80) support provides track group usage for an individual job.

z/OS V2.1 is designed to support a new function that allows components of FICON switches to be taken offline and brought back online. When a FICON switch provides certain supporting functions defined by the SMI-S standard, z/OS is designed to detect whether serviceable switch components such as ports and port cards are in use on any system, and enable you to specify that they be taken offline if they are not in use. Corresponding functions can allow you to specify that they be brought back online. This is intended to allow you to perform concurrent service activities for switches and other fabric components more easily. This function is also available for z/OS V1.12 and z/OS V1.13 with the PTFs for APARs OA38145 and OA38303.

In z/OS V2.1, the z/OS I/O Supervisor (IOS) is designed to detect common points of failure for virtualized FICON switches. This is intended to detect common hardware components within a single physical switch that has been defined as multiple virtual switches, and support these virtualized switches in the IOS single point of failure (SPOF) service and in Dynamic Channel Path Management (DCM) for FICON . This support requires a switch that supports the Read Port Availability Information function. This function is also available for z/OS V1.12 and z/OS V1.13 with the PTF for APAR OA40876.

In z/OS V2.1, the system is designed to enable you to specify that RRS attempt to recover by quiescing its processing, updating its logs, and resuming its processing without restarting RRS. This is expected to help improve RRS availability in certain recovery situations.

z/OS V2.1 is designed to enable you to add and remove MCS consoles dynamically when they are being used in distributed mode. SET CON command processing is designed to process a CONSOLxx parmlib member and add new consoles, up to the system and sysplex limits for the maximum number of consoles, while the SETCON command is designed to enable you to specify a console to be removed. This is intended to help you improve availability by removing another reason for system and sysplex-wide IPLs.

In z/OS V2.1, NFS Server exploits 64-bit addressing to support larger sequential data sets, PDS members, and PDSE members. This new function is designed to support processing for files as large as 4 TB, up from the prior limit of 800 MB, and is intended to help improve application performance for random access.

In z/OS V2.1, the RPCBIND and NFS Servers are designed to allow the NFS Server to re-register with RPCBIND when RPCBIND is restarted, without an NFS Server restart. This is designed to help preserve existing connections to the NFS Server and to allow new mounts when RPCBIND is restarted and intended to help improve availability by eliminating a reason for NFS Server restarts.

z/OS V2.1 Infoprint Server includes two enhancements. First, Infoprint Server is designed to enable you to change most configuration options without a restart. Second, Infoprint Server is designed to support the use of System Logger for the common message log, rather than files in the z/OS UNIX System Services file system. Using System Logger is intended to enable you to use a single, merged log for multiple instances of Infoprint Server.

In z/OS V2.1, System Data Mover (SDM) is designed to allow z/OS Global Mirror (z/GM, also known as XRC) primary volumes to be offline when the XSTART and XADDPAIR commands are issued to start or restart mirroring for existing volumes. This is intended to improve availability by eliminating the need to wait for all devices to be varied online.

In z/OS V2.1, a new operand is available for the FORCE operator command, to enable you to specify the TCB address of a particular task for the system to terminate. This function is intended to be used to preserve system availability when a task holds resources required by other critical functions and there seems to be no other alternative to IPL.

In z/OS V2.1, two enhancements are available for Synchronous WTOR processing, also called the disabled consoles communication facility (DCCF). The first is designed to extend the Timed Auto Reply function introduced in z/OS V1.12 to allow it to respond to WTORs displayed through DCCF. The second is intended to notify all locally attached MCS consoles about the current destination of a WTOR displayed by DCCF, in order to make it easier and faster to locate the console on which the response may be entered. These changes are expected to make it easier to automate responses to critical WTORs and to help you respond to unautomated WTORs displayed through DCCF more quickly.

In z/OS V2.1, Basic HyperSwap® is enhanced to reduce the number of "false freezes" by detecting common reasons for PPRC link suspensions that do not require a volume to be frozen when you specify a new configuration option. Also, while IBM System Storage® DS8700 and DS8800 series storage controllers are designed for high availability, certain recovery processing operations can cause delayed responses to I/O requests. Basic HyperSwap is designed to use notifications issued by these storage controllers, when installed with a minimum microcode level, to detect these long-running recovery processes and initiate a swap when appropriate. This is intended to allow application processing to continue with minimal disruption during storage subsystem recovery processing. This function is also available for z/OS V1.12 and z/OS V1.13 with the PTFs for APAR OA37632.

In z/OS V2.1, enhancements to the System Logger component are intended to help you avoid log stream primary storage full conditions that can lead to performance degradation and outages. New function is designed to enable you to specify that warning messages be issued based on thresholds for log stream primary storage consumption above the HIGHOFFLOAD value.

z/OS V2.1 supports updating the values of system symbols dynamically. A new keyword on the SETLOAD operator command enables you to specify that the values of local static system symbols be updated using the values from an IEASYMxx member of parmlib.

XCF improvements in z/OS V2.1 include:

z/OS V1.12 DFSMSdfp added support for a catalog contention display command. In z/OS V2.1, additional information is made available to make it easier to determine the causes of serialization contention problems that affect catalog address space (CAS) processing. Detection was added for SYSZTIOT resource contention in z/OS V1.12. In z/OS V2.1, support is added to detect resource contention for SYSIGGV2 and SYSZVVDS resources, and for the CAS allocation lock.

Networking-related enhancements

A number of networking-related enhancements are available in z/OS V2.1 Communications Server:

These z/OS V2.1 UNIX System Services enhancements are included:

Data ready

The strength of System z and z/OS V2.1 in delivering huge volumes of data has long established the IBM mainframe as the ideal platform for data-centric applications. Businesses running transactional and batch applications on z/OS value traditional high availability, scale, and security, while enjoying the freedom to run z/OS seamlessly alongside new workloads. The ability to run new z/OS applications gives you the business agility you need while providing integration with your existing core applications. z/OS V2.1 features many capabilities to enable you to harness the value of your transactional and operational data by:

Enhancements to data and file functions are designed to further improve foundational capabilities to support the scale and performance needed for future analytics and other data applications.

Updates for z/OS V2.1 include:

Additional function, descriptions, and details in support of application integration for z/OS V2.1 include:

In z/OS V2.1 with CFLEVEL 19 on zEC12 and zBC12 systems, XCF and XES are designed to allow the use of shared engine coupling facilities in many production environments with improved performance. This is intended to allow Parallel Sysplex to be implemented at lower cost in many environments by reducing the number of environments for which dedicated coupling facility (CF) engines are needed to achieve good performance. In addition, a new set of interrupts provided on zEC12 and zBC12 systems with a minimum MCL is designed to be used by z/OS to help reduce XCF and XES processing overhead and improve performance when processing asynchronous coupling facility operations and recognizing certain CF events. This support is also available on z/OS V1.12 and V1.13 with the PTFs for APARs OA38734 and OA38781.

z/OS V2.1 running on zEC12 and zBC12 systems with CFLEVEL 19 is planned to support the use of Flash Express for certain coupling facility list structures. For more information, see the Statements of direction section.

In z/OS V2.1, DFSMShsm is designed to provide policy-based movement of SMS-managed data within the primary (Level 0) storage hierarchy. This support is intended to enable DFSMShsm to use existing storage class and storage group constructs to recognize devices with different characteristics within the primary storage hierarchy and apply management class policies to move the data from one class of device to another. For example, you might specify that the primary storage hierarchy is to span tiers that include IBM System Storage DS8700 and DS8800 series devices based on solid-state device (SSD) drives, traditional hard disk drives (HDD), Serial Advanced Technology Attachment drives (SATA), or a mix of these devices, which can include Easy Tier™ devices. Support is provided for policy-based management based on age and the elapsed time since last reference. DFSMShsm continues to support Migration Levels 1 and 2 (ML1 and ML2) in addition to support of the primary storage hierarchy to help you manage data residency to meet your business goals and data management policies.

Also, a number of small enhancements are available for DFSMShsm. They are designed to provide storage constraint relief, improve recycle processing, and automate DFSMShsm recovery from SMSVSAM restarts.

In z/OS V2.1, Catalog support for VSAM record-level sharing (RLS) is provided for user and volume catalogs in a Parallel Sysplex . This new design is intended to substantially reduce catalog contention and improve performance. Additional catalog enhancements are designed to suspend catalog requests for a specified catalog across a sysplex to enable you to minimize application disruption during catalog maintenance. Also, new support enables you to preserve user catalog connector alias entries when you temporarily delete a user catalog so they need not be redefined when the catalog is reallocated, and prevent new catalog entries using those aliases from being defined until the new catalog is available. This is intended to simplify the reallocation of user catalogs.

Additional RLS-related enhancements include:

In z/OS V2.1, Allocation support enables you to specify that DFSMShsm-migrated data sets that are to be allocated by a batch job be recalled in parallel, before each job step starts. This new function is designed to speed batch processing by reducing overall data set recall wait time.

In z/OS V2.1, zFS is designed to significantly improve performance for file systems with large directories. A new file system version is designed to store directories in a tree for faster processing, particularly for large directories. A number of conversion options give you the ability to convert existing file systems to the new format. Also, this new version is designed to remove explicit limits on the number of names that can be stored in zFS directories, including the prior limit of 65,535 subdirectories, and to increase the maximum file system size to 16 TB from 4 TB. This new support is intended to give you the ability to migrate HFS file systems that contain directories with a large number of files to zFS.

z/OS V2.1 DFSMS is enhanced as follows:

z/OS V2.1 Global Resource Serialization (GRS) supports synchronously changing an exclusive enqueue to a shared enqueue, in addition to the existing support for changing an enqueue from shared to exclusive. Corresponding support is available in JCL for a new JOB statement keyword to enable you to specify that access to data sets can transition from exclusive to shared after the last step in which they are allocated with a disposition of OLD, NEW, or MOD. Also, support is available for a JES2 initialization statement to specify whether this function should be allowed, and whether it should be used by default if not specified in JCL. This function is intended to permit more parallelism in resource processing by allowing resources to be available for read access before the process that originally requested exclusive use ends in single-system and GRS Star environments.

z/OS V2.1 with IBM DB2 11 for z/OS (5615-DB2) running on zEC12 or zBC12, or later, systems with CFLEVEL 18 is planned to exploit new function to allow batched updates to be written directly to disk without being cached in the coupling facility in a Parallel Sysplex. This is designed to keep the data in the cache that is used by online transactions more current, which is expected to help improve performance during batch update periods. Also, this can help avoid application stalls that might sometimes occur during large concurrent batch updates. The z/OS support for this function is also available on IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) and zEnterprise 114 (z114) servers with CFLEVEL 17 and an MCL, and on z/OS V1.12 and z/OS V1.13 with the PTF for APAR OA40966.

Security ready

Security of critical information assets remains a top priority for organizations, especially in light of today's sophisticated attacks and new threats. You must defend against increasingly creative attacks and deliver secured information to maintain customer privacy. With corporate data accessed through mobile applications, social networks, and new cloud environments, the challenges around data privacy and custody are even more critical. New z/OS V2.1 capabilities are intended to assist you to further reduce risk, improve compliance, and manage data security in your z/OS environment.

Today, z/OS offers a huge breadth of security capabilities built into the fabric of the operating system. Many z/OS security functions, such as data encryption, key management, PKI infrastructure, and password synchronization can be deployed to harden the overall security level of your computing environment. Security is built into both the technology and design processes as well as middleware for z/OS , fortifying the enterprise infrastructure stack. In addition, enhancements are designed to further support compliance to new emerging regulations and standards in banking, public sector, and other business areas.

Security for z/OS V2.1 offers additional enhancements:

System z Security Portal

IBM urges all z/OS users to get registered for the System z Security Portal and to keep current with security and system integrity fixes.

Many security experts agree that in today's world, it is more important than ever that you track and install critical security and system integrity fixes as part of your overall enterprise security policy to mitigate risk in an environment of heightened cybersecurity concerns. IBM recommends that users of the z/OS operating system validate the currency of security and system integrity service and take prompt action to install all security and integrity PTFs. Security and system integrity fixes are included in Recommended Service Upgrades (RSUs), and maintaining RSU currency can help you minimize exposure to security and integrity issues.

The System z Security Portal is intended to help you stay current with security and system integrity fixes by providing current SMP/E HOLDDATA you can use to identify security and system integrity fixes that you might not have installed on your z/OS systems before they are marked RSU. The System z Security Portal now also provides Associated Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) V2 ratings for new APARs.1 Because widespread specifics about a vulnerability could increase the likelihood that an attacker could successfully exploit it, and in response to many customer requests to maintain the confidentiality of any vulnerability information reported to IBM , this information is available only to registered z/OS customers who agree not to distribute it to others. IBM recommends that you visit the System z Security Portal site to get the information you need to be registered as an authorized user of this information. Visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/advantages/security/integrity_zos.html

Also, questions can be directed to: syszsec@us.ibm.com

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According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY IN THEIR SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENT.

IBM DOES NOT PROVIDE A CVSS ENVIRONMENT SCORE. THE CVSS ENVIRONMENT SCORE IS CUSTOMER ENVIRONMENT SPECIFIC AND WILL IMPACT THE OVERALL CVSS SCORE. CUSTOMERS SHOULD EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY AND CAN CALCULATE A CVSS ENVIRONMENT SCORE.

Additional security enhancements

In z/OS V2.1, IBM Tivoli® Directory Server ( IBM TDS, LDAP) is designed to support new LDAP extended operations intended to form a foundation, enabling applications running on other systems to encrypt data transmitted over the network, and to store and use objects in ICSF. This new "crypto-as-a-service" capability is intended to enable applications to use the secure key storage capabilities of ICSF to provide centralized encryption services, including secure key encryption services while avoiding the need to expose sensitive keys in memory on either z/OS or sending systems. This new function supports a subset of common cryptographic architecture (CCA) and Enterprise PKCS#11 services, and supports CryptoExpress4S coprocessors when they are configured in Enterprise PKCS#11 mode. This is intended to help centralize key material on z/OS in a way that persists across virtual machine instances to support both active and inactive guests. IBM plans to contribute an OpenCryptoki (PKCS#11) remote cryptography provider to the open source community in 2013 that is intended to be included in Linux distributions in order to help make exploitation easier. Also, the Advanced Crypto Service Provider (ACSP) of the IBM Enterprise Key Management Foundation (EKMF) provides a client programming environment for multiple platforms. It supports both the IBM TDS crypto-as-a-service capabilities, and provides an ACSP Server that can be deployed on z/OS V2.1, z/OS V1.13, and z/OS V1.12 as well as other platforms, and makes financial industry services, and a subset of PKCS#11 programming services, available in an easy-to-consume package. For more information on System z Security Solutions, visit

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/solutions/security.html

SAF control over the use of job classes for both JES2 and JES3 environments using new profiles in the JESJOBS class is supported. This new support is designed to provide more flexibility in job class naming, and to help eliminate the need for JES2 and JES3 user exits used solely to restrict the use of job classes to authorized users.

DB2 for z/OS 11 (5615-DB2) is designed to improve usability and consistency for security administration. z/OS V2.1 RACF , when used with DB2 11, is designed to provide consistency between DB2 and RACF access controls for bind and rebind under an owner's authorization identifier, RACF security exit support for declared global temporary tables (DGTT), and support for automatic authorization statement cache refreshes when RACF profiles are changed. This is intended to make DB2 security administration easier.

The RACF Remote Sharing Facility (RRSF) is enhanced. z/OS V1.13 introduced support for TCP/IP-based RACF Remote Sharing Facility (RRSF) connections using IPv4. In z/OS V2.1, RACF supports RRSF connections over TCP/IP using IPv6. This is intended to enable you to choose between IPv4 and IPv6 addressing when setting up RRSF connections over TCP/IP. Also, RRSF uses Application Transparent Transport Layer Security (AT-TLS) to encrypt data between RRSF nodes. In z/OS V2.1, RRSF supports the use of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC)-based certificates for establishing these AT-TLS sessions. This is intended to enable you to use stronger encryption algorithms to protect the RACF profile data transmitted using RRSF. Additionally, placing comments in RACF parameter library members is supported.

z/OS V2.1 IBM TDS (LDAP) is designed to comply with NIST SP 800-131A and NSA Suite B by supporting the TLS 1.2 protocol; additionally, support has been added for the TLS 1.1 protocol. IBM TDS and TLS 1.2 provide support for the SHA-256 and SHA-384 algorithms for SSL handshakes, and for AES-GCM ciphers. This is intended to provide better security for LDAP, particularly when used as a user registry, and to help you meet industry standards for security protocols.

Currently, z/OS System SSL supports validation of certificates according to RFC 2459 "Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and CRL Profile" and RFC 3280 "Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile," and is designed to create certificates according to RFC 3280. An additional RFC, RFC 5280, has been created to update standards for certificates. In z/OS V2.1, certificate validation processing is extended to encompass three modes of certificate validation. These modes are intended to enable certificate validation to be performed according to RFC 5280, RFC 3280, or RFC 2459.

In z/OS V2.1, a number of additional digital certificate processing enhancements are available. The system is designed to support:

In z/OS V2.1, z/OS UNIX System Services is designed to support a new BPXPRMxx parmlib member parameter that enables you to specify whether a user who is logged in using rlogin, telnet, or the TSO OMVS command should be logged off the system after a period of inactivity at the user's terminal. This new function is intended to help you improve system security.

In z/OS V2.1, the system is designed to issue a message when you use a Server Timer Protocol Coordinated Timing Network and an External Time Source to obtain standard time, and specify a maximum time variance between Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the hardware Time of Day (TOD) clock. This new function is intended to help stock exchange members meet Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules for record timestamps for the Order Audit Trail System (OATS).

RACF health checks

These RACF health checks available in z/OS V2.1 are designed to:

In z/OS V2.1, the RACF database unload utility, IRRDBU00, is extended to unload additional information about digital certificates, including the issuer and subject distinguished names (DN) and signature algorithm for each certificate. This is intended to help you more easily perform auditing-related activities for the digital certificates stored in your RACF databases.

z/OS V2.1 RACF is enhanced to enable you to specify &RACUID in the home directory path name of the model user ID used for BPX.UNIQUE.USER to help simplify system administration for z/OS UNIX user IDs. This function is also available for z/OS V1.12 and V1.13 with the PTF for APAR OA42554, to help those using BPX.DEFAULT.USER convert to BPX.UNIQUE.USER before migrating z/OS V2.1.

ICSF and cryptography-related enhancements

Advances in cryptography available on IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) and zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) servers available for z/OS V2.1 are also available for z/OS V1.12 and z/OS V1.13 with the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R12-V1R13 web deliverable, available at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/downloads/

ICSF function included in the z/OS V2.1 base

These new ICSF functions included in the z/OS V2.1 base are intended to help banking and finance sector clients meet standards and provide better cryptographic security with:

Similarly, ICSF has enhancements designed to provide new functions for public sector clients, including industry-standard APIs for System z for better interoperability with other platforms to help improve application portability and simplify system setup:

ICSF is designed to improve I/O performance for the public key data set (PKDS) and PKCS #11 token key data set (TKDS), and to provide a random number cache to help improve performance for applications that use random number generation functions.

ICSF function available on the web

In addition to the functions above, these new ICSF functions, available in the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13 -- z/OS V2R1 web deliverable, are intended to help banking and finance sector clients meet standards and provide better cryptographic security with designs for:

Additional ICSF enhancements in Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13 - z/OS V2R1 are designed to provide new functions for public sector customers, including industry standard APIs for System z , intended to provide better interoperability with other platforms and help improve application portability and simplify system setup:

These enhancements rely on enhanced EP11 firmware available with a minimum microcode level for the CryptoExpress4S coprocessors.

Lastly, Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13 - z/OS V2R1 has enhancements designed to optionally allow for improved performance of applications that call the One Way Hash and Random Number Generate services, provide improvement with cryptographic processor configuration, provide improved CTRACE implementation greatly enhancing the ability to debug problems, provide a new callable service to retrieve status information about the cryptographic environment as known to ICSF without requiring SAF authorization or calling any cryptographic processors, and update the key records in the Key Data Stores to contain usage information.

Secured networking

Today's enterprise environment accesses data from many untrusted network sources, such as from mobile devices or from social computing sites. As a result, companies are paying more attention to defending their networks, to protecting their data, and to authenticating users and business partners. Both z/OS Communications Server and z/OS security functions help you meet this security challenge, with layered network defenses that help protect your critical business assets from unauthorized use.

Networking enhancements for z/OS V2.1 are targeted to help strengthen the use of z/OS as a secured networking hub:

z/OS V2.1 and zEC12 and zBC12 systems with the 10 GbE RoCE Express feature are designed to support a new communications protocol, Shared Memory Communications-RDMA (SMC-R). This new protocol is designed to provide low-latency, high-bandwidth cross-server connections for applications by providing RDMA communications to TCP endpoints over RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) in a manner intended to be transparent to socket applications. This is expected to provide a significant performance benefit compared to standard TCP/IP communications over the Open Systems Adapter (OSA). RMF is designed to collect measurement data for tuning and capacity planning in new SMF 74 subtype 9 records, and display them in a new RMF Postprocessor PCIE Activity report.

System SSL provides support for the TLS V1.2 protocol. TLS V1.2 adds support for exploiters to utilize higher-strength cryptographic ciphers defined in RFCs 5246, 5288, and 5289, which allow for the use of SHA-256 and SHA-384 hashing, and of ciphers utilizing the AES-GCM symmetric algorithm during the TLS handshake and application payload exchange. This support is also available on z/OS V1.13 with the PTF for APAR OA39422.

System SSL provides support for NSA Suite B Profile for Transport Layer Security, as defined by RFC 5430 for TLS V1.2. This is intended to meet US government cryptographic algorithm policy for national security applications.

In z/OS V2.1, Communications Server supports the new cryptography suites implemented in TLS, and used by System SSL, in Application Transparent Transport Layer Security (AT-TLS). This is intended to enable these new cipher suites to be used to encrypt application traffic through system programmer-defined policy without application changes.

In z/OS V2.1, Communications Server supports two new security exits for the z/OS FTP client. This is designed to help provide more control over FTP file transfer activities. An EZAFCCMD exit is designed to enable inspection, modification, and rejection of FTP commands, and the cancellation of FTP client sessions. An EZAFCREP exit is designed to enable inspection of reply message lines from FTP servers and cancellation of FTP client sessions.

Sysplex-wide security associations (SWSA) are intended to enable IPSec-protected traffic to be distributed through a Parallel Sysplex while maintaining end-to-end security to all endpoints within the sysplex. In z/OS V2.1, SWSA is extended to provide support for IPv6. This is intended to preserve the benefits of SWSA when you use IPv6 in a Parallel Sysplex .

In z/OS V2.1, z/OS Communications Server introduces configuration settings to enable control over the level of caching used for network access control checks. A reduction in the level of caching enables more network access control checks to be passed to the System Authorization Facility (SAF), thereby enabling the security manager product to provide more meaningful auditing of access control checks. Additionally, z/OS V2.1 Communications Server adds the IP address the user is attempting to access to the log string provided to the external security manager on each network access control check.

z/OS Communications Server provides a configuration option to limit the number of defensive filter messages written to syslog when defensive filtering is enabled through the Defense Manager Daemon (DMD).

z/OS V2.1 Communications Server is designed to provide enhanced diagnostics for the IKE and NSS daemons as well as the AT-TLS function when FIPS 140 processing is required. New messages indicate ICSF status during IKED and NSSD initialization, and during the installation of AT-TLS policy groups. Furthermore, IKED and NSSD are designed not to initialize when ICSF is not active; and AT-TLS policy groups are designed to be installed but left inactive when ICSF is not active.

Also, in Communications Server, the Intrusion Detection Services fragmentation attack detection algorithm is enhanced to reduce false positives in networks with small packet fragments and also to apply to IPv6 traffic.

System integrity

IBM reaffirms its commitment to z/OS System Integrity for z/OS Version 2.

First issued in 1973, IBM's MVS™ TM System Integrity Statement, and subsequent statements for OS/390® and z/OS , has stood for nearly four decades as a symbol of IBM's confidence in and commitment to the z/OS operating system.

IBM's commitment includes design and development practices intended to prevent unauthorized application programs, subsystems, and users from bypassing z/OS security; that is, to prevent them from gaining access, circumventing, disabling, altering, or obtaining control of key z/OS system processes and resources unless allowed by the installation. Specifically, z/OS System Integrity is defined as the inability of any program not authorized by a mechanism under the installation's control to circumvent or disable store or fetch protection, access a resource protected by the z/OS Security Server ( RACF ), or obtain control in an authorized state; that is, in supervisor state, with a protection key less than eight (8), or Authorized Program Facility (APF) authorized. In the event that an IBM System Integrity problem is reported, IBM will always take action to resolve it.

IBM's long-term commitment to System Integrity is unique in the industry, and forms the basis of the z/OS operating system's industry leadership in system security. z/OS is designed to help you protect your system, data, transactions, and applications from accidental or malicious modification. This is one of the many reasons IBM System z remains the industry's premier data server for mission-critical workloads.

Management and usability capabilities

Unlike platforms that are optimized for one type of workload, a key strength of z/OS workload management is the ability to run multiple disparate workloads concurrently, within and across images, even when they have competing resource requirements. z/OS V2.1 is designed to allow System z servers to run at utilization levels as high as 100%. System z and z/OS provide dynamic workload management that helps you achieve your service levels by assigning resources to workloads and workloads to resources automatically. With its ability to intelligently manage workloads, improve performance, and optimize resource allocations, z/OS can help you meet your most demanding processing priorities. These z/OS built-in management capabilities are designed to help bolster efficiency, availability, and throughput while meeting your most demanding application and business processing priorities. In addition, z/OSMF V2.1 enhancements are designed to help with the standardization of common processes, helping improve the quality of your software management activities.

For example, z/OS V2.1 and z/OSMF include the following enhancements:

Additional function, descriptions, and details in support of optimization and management capabilities for z/OS V2.1 include:

Systems management

DFSMShsm Fast Replication is enhanced to add support for consistency groups, data set recovery to different volumes, and data set recovery to differently named data sets. The consistency group support is designed to enable DB2 users to create consistent backups of log copy pools. This is intended to allow you to clone DB2 systems without performing conditional DB2 restarts under most circumstances and make it easier to perform conditional restarts during system restores. The support for recovering data sets to different volumes is intended to avoid out-of-space conditions that can occur during recovery when one or more volumes no longer have enough space for the data sets being recovered. Support is provided for recovering both VSAM and non-VSAM data sets with different names. Finally, DFSMShsm recovery, including the RECOVER command, is designed to support VSAM data set recovery from full-volume dumps to differently named data sets, in addition to the existing support for logical dumps. This is intended to help improve the usability of recovery commands by removing the need to rename an existing VSAM data set prior to using the commands.

In z/OS V2.1, two DFSMShsm processing improvements are provided. First, DFSMShsm is designed to improve performance when migrating data to both tape and disk devices by increasing the multitasking level when a new SETSYS command is specified. This improvement is expected to be greatest when moving a large number of small data sets to tape. It is intended to reduce the elapsed time required to migrate large numbers of small data sets significantly. Second, DFSMShsm has removed its 40-volume limit for migration and backup, and enables you to use up to 254 tape volumes. This is intended to enable you to migrate and back up larger data sets, particularly when using the typically small tape volume sizes configured for virtual tape subsystems.

In z/OS V2.1, zFS file system processing and DFSMSdss are changed to help reduce unnecessary backups for mounted file system data sets. This function is designed to set an indication that a file system has changed, allow its use in DFSMSdss dump command filtering to back up changed file systems, and reset it after a successful dump.

These Workload Manager (WLM) enhancements are provided for z/OS V2.1:

In z/OS V2.1, these RMF enhancements are provided:

In z/OS V2.1, several OAM enhancements are intended to improve tape performance by supporting larger block sizes for tape, enable you to remove unneeded backup copies of your objects automatically, enable the OSREQ Store Sequence support on smaller object sizes, improve OAM interoperation with products such as IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS (ATAM, 5698-B15), and enable you to tune tape library operations through a new SETTLIB command option in the CBROAMxx PARMLIB member. OAM is designed to:

z/OS V2.1 supports the use of the Hardware Management Console Integrated 3270 Console on System z and zEnterprise servers as a z/OS console during and after IPL. This capability is intended to add another backup console and to enable z/OS LPARs to be operated without OSA-ICC 3270 connections when necessary.

In z/OS V2.1, a number of usability and performance improvements are provided for the z/OS FICON Discovery and Auto Configuration (zDAC) function. These include improved support for Dynamic Channel Path Management (DCM) for FICON channels, improved processing of device number-constrained configurations and those with constrained unit addresses for specific channels, a new capability to enable you to specify switch and CHPID maps to guide path selection, and improved discovery performance. z/OS V2.1 enhances z/OS FICON Discovery and Auto Configuration (zDAC) to discover directly attached storage devices, in addition to those connected to a switch. This is expected to be especially useful for small I/O configurations that do not require a switch, making z/OS I/O definitions easier in those environments.

z/OS V2.1 supports a new DISPLAY PPT command. This support is designed to enable you to see the currently assigned program properties in use by the system and whether each originated in the system's default program properties table or was the result of an entry in a SCHEDxx member of parmlib.

In z/OS V2.1, Communications Server provides a new command to enable you to validate the syntax of statements in your TCP/IP profile. This is intended to help you find any errors in the profile that might exist before making configuration changes, which can help prevent network problems from occurring.

z/OS V2.1 Communications Server is designed to provide additional flexibility in configuring Enterprise Extender by allowing progressive mode ARB to be configured on the GROUP definition in the switched major node. Additionally, z/OS Communications Server is designed to enhance your ability to configure an IPv6 address for an EE connection by allowing the IPADDR parameter to accept either an IPv6 address or an IPv4 address.

Dynamic channel path management (DCM) for FICON channels was introduced in z/OS V1.11 with support for a single intermediate FICON switch between the channel and control units. In z/OS V2.1, z/OS is designed to enhance DCM to support FICON channel path connections through two intermediate switches. This is intended to make it easier for you to use a smaller number of channels and optic fiber connections for FICON I/O, particularly for multi-site installations.

z/OS V2.1 is designed to detect discrepancies in control unit response time and in I/O rates for different channel paths, and issue messages to help you diagnose problems that might exist in the fabric. Two new health checks are intended to detect these problems by checking periodically. Also, DISPLAY MATRIX command support is designed to help you obtain fabric health-related information so you can diagnose problems more easily. This function is also available on z/OS V1.12 and z/OS V1.13 (5694-A01) with the PTFs for APARs OA40548, OA40037, and OA38303.

z/OS V2.1, with DS8700 control units and a minimum microcode level, is designed to improve first failure data capture for certain errors that result in an unplanned Hyperswap by exploiting a new DS8700 capability for collecting control unit state data nondisruptively. Support is also planned for collecting control unit state data in the SLIP command to provide additional diagnostic capabilities.

In z/OS V2.1, DFSMSrmm adds support enabling you to specify retention periods for tape data sets set using SMS management classes. This support is intended to set the resulting expiration dates automatically. Also, DFSMSrmm is designed to extend EXPDT-based retention management to allow it to be based on volume sets or first files, and to support expiration of tape data sets after a specified period of inactivity based on when they were last used.

In z/OS V2.1, support for the TS7700 Virtualization Engine's device allocation assistance (DAA) and scratch allocation assistance (SAA) functionality is provided for JES3-managed tape devices. This support is designed to enable you to use esoteric names specified in HCD and in JES3 initialization statements to enable JES3 to differentiate between composite and distributed library "clusters" during main device scheduling, and select the most appropriate devices to satisfy tape allocation requests for the TS7700 Virtualization Engine.

The Problem Documentation Upload Utility is enhanced to support partitioned data sets (PDS), partitioned data set extended data sets (PDSE), and undefined record format (RECFM U) data sets. This is intended to improve the usability of the utility when sending large amounts of documentation data to IBM for problem diagnosis.

The CIM Server is upgraded to a newer version of the OpenPegasus CIM Server. Also, the CIM Servers Schema repository is updated to CIM Schema version 2.31, and the CIM Client for Java to version 2.1.10. This is intended to keep the z/OS CIM Server and schema current with the CIM standard from OpenGroup and DMTF, and to allow z/OS management applications to manage z/OS in an enterprise environment.

Application development

z/OS V2.1 XL C/C++ supports new instructions and facilities available on zEC12 systems with new ARCH(10) and TUNE(10) options, designed to optimize code for zEC12 and zBC12 systems. These options support the execution-hint, load-and-trap, miscellaneous-instruction-extension, and transactional-execution facilities. Also, new hardware built-in functions support transactional execution on zEC12 and zBC12 systems. These functions can be used to provide two-phase commit processing for multiple memory updates without using software locking. These functions are also available for prototyping and testing purposes on z/OS V1.13 with the PTFs for APARs PM59592, PM59593, PM59589, and PM59595.

z/OS V2.1 XL C/C++ enhancements include:

z/OS V2.1 XML System Services provides new control options for the programming interface that you can use to obtain additional information about parsing errors, in addition to the existing return and reason codes. This new information is intended to help you find the source of errors more easily.

In z/OS V2.1, a new base element includes the fonts that are included in the AFP Font Collection for S/390® (5648-B33), in IBM Infoprint Fonts for z/OS , V1.1 (5648-E76), in the Compatibility Fonts feature of IBM Print Services Facility™ V4.4 for z/OS (5655-M32), and the World Type fonts that were not previously available in the z/OS environment but form part of the InfoPrint Font Collection V3.1 available for other operating system platforms, and double-byte Asian fonts. This is intended to eliminate the need to include font products and features in z/OS orders and assure that fonts are always available on z/OS systems.

The following JCL improvements are provided:

z/OS V2.1 Language Environment enhancements include:

In z/OS V2.1, memory management services are enhanced. 31-bit large (1 MB) page support is designed to provide additional authorized subpool support, CPOOL support, and dataspace support. Exploitation of this function by certain kinds of memory-intensive applications is expected to help improve system performance by relieving memory management constraints. Also, the real storage manager (RSM) supports requests for 128 KB blocks using the IARST64 service. This can reduce the number of calls to the service for programs that need to obtain a large number of blocks.

In z/OS V2.1, SYSREXX supports additional functions that are available when using REXX under TSO/E. Support for the CONSOLE host command environment enables you to issue system and subsystem commands and monitor message traffic with an extended MCS console session in a SYSREXX exec such as one intended to provide system automation functions.

In z/OS V2.1, BCPii is designed to reduce the time it takes to perform queries significantly when multiple attributes are requested for a CPC, image, capacity record, activation profile, or image user group on IBM System z9 , System 10, and zEnterprise servers. Also, BCPii uses this function when processing calls for the HWILIST service. This is expected to yield performance benefits that are most noticeable for interactive system management applications.

BCPii supports a System REXX (SYSREXX) API. This is intended to make it easier to use BCPii services in system management applications.

In z/OS V2.1, the Program Management Binder supports the exact boundary alignment specified in object modules (GOFF only), control statement, binder APIs, and program objects for all powers of two from byte alignment through 4K page alignment when binding or re-binding program objects and load modules. This is intended to enable programmers to better optimize code and data structures to improve cache alignment, which can help improve performance of customer applications. Also, the binder supports a new SYMTRACE option to provide information about symbol resolution processing. SYMTRACE is intended to provide additional information about a specified symbol, such as where it is defined and referenced, and which data sets and members, objects, and libraries were used. This is expected to help you determine from where a symbol was resolved or why it was not resolved.

In z/OS V2.1, DFSMS provides support for using generation data groups (GDGs) comprising PDSE generation data sets. This support, similar to existing GDG support for PDS data sets, is intended to enable you to extend your use of PDSEs.

Several usability enhancements have been made to DFSORT. DFSORT is designed to support new alphanumeric tests for both compare fields and parse fields, including combinations of alphanumeric character sets (uppercase and lowercase, and numeric). This support is intended to enable you to specify various sets of characters using a single compare condition or PARSE keyword rather than using compare conditions or PARSE keywords. Also, enhancements are available for symbol processing, allowing symbols to be used for more DFSORT operands. The number of parse fields supported is increased from the prior limit of 100 fields to 1,000 fields. Finally, new support enables you to specify that a string up to 50 characters in length be appended to variable-length output records.

In z/OS V2.1, both JES2 and JES3 provide support to return data in 64-bit storage for SSI 80 (Extended Status) callers.

In z/OS V2.1, support is introduced for the IBM Batch Programming Model, similar to that available for WebSphere Compute Grid. This is designed to enable Java applications to be written to conform to a standard batch programming model, making them portable among the supported environments.

In z/OS V1.13, support was added to a number of z/OS UNIX System Services for many commands to enable you to edit untagged text files and have them treated as if they contained ASCII-encoded text data. This support is extended to additional commands in z/OS V2.1. In addition, z/OS V2.1 supports code pages other than EBCDIC IBM-1047 and ASCII IBM-819, including Unicode code pages, to allow conversion of files tagged with Coded Character Set IDs (CCSIDs) to CCSIDs that can be processed by a program or displayed by a user. This new function is intended to make it easier to work with text files when using z/OS UNIX .

In z/OS V2.1, the Case conversion, Collation, Character Conversion, and Normalization services in z/OS Unicode are designed to meet the Unicode 6.0 standard.

In z/OS V2.1, Unicode support is available for three Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) for Extended UNIX Code (EUC): JIS X 0201, JIS X 0208, and JIS X 0212. This new support is designed to add three new coded character set identifiers (CCSIDs), 17338, 21434, and 37818, which collectively extend the Japanese Unicode support to include 83 additional NEC characters. Also supported is the new currency symbol used for the rupee used by the Republic of India, with CCSID 5233.

In z/OS V2.1, z/OS UNIX System Services supports a larger number of UNIX pipes. z/OS UNIX is designed to support a system maximum of 15,360 pipes, up from the prior limit of 8,730.

In z/OS V2.1, XCF introduces a new programming interface, IXCNOTE, that allows applications to create and delete "note pads." This is designed to support notes containing up to 1024 bytes of application data, and allow a connected application to create, read, modify, or delete notes in the note pad. XCF is designed to create note pads in a coupling facility list structure. This new programming interface is intended to help improve Parallel Sysplex flexibility and usability for application programmers. It is also available on z/OS V1.13 with the PTF for APAR OA38450.

z/OS V2.1 Communications Server provides these new and enhanced application programming interfaces:

In z/OS V2.1, the Catalog Search Interface (CSI) is enhanced to return additional information about catalog entries. For VSAM data sets, CSI is designed to provide more information about index and data buffers, indexes, the maximum number of concurrent requests allowed, and the number of tracks per volume for VSAM data sets. CSI is designed to return additional information about data set alias entries defined using the SYMBOLICRELATE keyword.

The DFSMSdfp VSAM SHOWCB macro provides information about open VSAM data sets. In z/OS V2.1, SHOWCB is designed to return the number of buffers built and the number of buffers actually used for local shared resources (LSR) and nonshared resources (NSR). This new support is intended to help application programs to, for example, determine whether to change their LSR buffer pool sizes.

In z/OS V2.1, Distributed File Service provides SMB support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 acting as a domain controller for pass-through authentication.

In z/OS V2.1, DFSORT provides Blockset sorting support for programs running in 64-bit addressing mode. This new function is designed to be available to programs, using new parameter lists for DFSORT applications that use E15, E35, or E32 exits to process 64-bit addressed records. 64-bit addressing support in DFSORT is expected to help relieve storage constraints for programs calling DFSORT to perform certain sort operations.

In z/OS V2.1, a new JES2 Job Modify Subsystem Interface (SSI), patterned after Extended Status, was added to allow programs without APF authorization to cancel, hold, purge, and release jobs, and to change their job classes. New profiles in the RACF JESJOBS class are used to determine whether a user is allowed to use these functions. This is intended to complement the function of the Extended Status SSI by allowing a simple way to manage jobs and to allow additional automation to be done using unauthorized programs.

In z/OS V2.1, JES3 supports ENF 70 events to provide the capability to track jobs, started tasks, and TSO/E users as they are processed by showing that their states have changed. For example, a job can have been selected for processing, completed processing, or been purged. This support is intended to allow programs to monitor job status without using repetitive Subsystem Interface (SSI 80) calls.

In z/OS V2.1, TSO/E provides a number of REXX enhancements to EXECIO, LISTDSI, and STORAGE, and provides a new variable to indicate the level of the operating system. These enhancements are intended to make it easier to retrieve information about data sets in the extended addressing space (EAS) of extended address volumes (EAVs), as well as multi-volume, PDSE, and concatenated data sets; to support I/O to undefined and spanned record format data sets; to improve the usability of EXECIO; and to eliminate unnecessary calls from LISTDSI to an external security manager, such as RACF .

In z/OS V2.1, a new authorized HISSERV service provides Hardware Instrumentation Services (HIS) data gathered from the CPU Measurement Facility available on IBM System z10 and zEnterprise servers to multiple consumers on the same system. It is also designed to provide new software-based counter data. This new service is intended to make it easier to write programs that sample counter data.

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A number of enhancements are provided for z/OS V2.1 with z/OSMF V2.1:


Note: The z/OSMF V1.13 level of the ISPF task under z/OS Classic Interfaces is not supported on z/OS V2.1. However, this function is available with z/OSMF V2.1 on z/OS V2.1.

z/OS V2.1 Allocation and TSO/E are designed to provide additional information when an attempt to log on fails for a number of reasons other than user authentication failures. This information is intended to make it easier to identify and resolve the reasons for logon failures.

In z/OS V1.12, the JESXCF component was changed to allow you to log on to multiple systems within a sysplex using the same TSO/E user ID in a JES2 environment. In z/OS V2.1, the system is designed to extend this support to JES3 environments as well.

In z/OS V2.1, TSO/VTAM provides support for translating Extended English characters for the TPUT EDIT macro instruction.

A catalog parmlib member (IGGCATxx) was introduced in z/OS V1.13. In z/OS V2.1, DFSMSdfp is enhanced to add parameters for the remaining Modify Catalog command parameters, and for a number of additional specifications currently made in a SYSCATxx member of the nucleus data set or in a LOADxx member of a SYS1.IPLPARM or SYS1.PARMLIB data set that are not required early during IPL processing. These extensions are intended to make it easier to specify options for catalog processing.

In z/OS V2.1, HCD supports dynamic I/O configuration changes from a single system across all LPARs running z/OS V1.12 and z/VM® V5.4 (5741-A05) and later releases on IBM System z9 , System z10 , and zEnterprise servers that are controlled by the same Hardware Management Console. This extension to the current support that enables you to make dynamic I/O configuration changes for all the LPARs on a server that are within the same Parallel Sysplex is intended to help improve system programmer productivity by reducing the number of systems you must interact with to make these changes.

z/OS V2.1 SDSF is designed to incorporate a number of usability improvements, including support for using system symbols on the SDSF Filter command, improved print support, security access tracing, and the ability to limit sysplex displays to a JES complex's scope. Also, SDSF is designed to provide support for sorting as many as 10 columns in a display.

In z/OS V2.1, Infoprint Server enables you to move a number of customization settings from AOP environment variables to settings stored in the printer inventory, where they can be managed by the Infoprint Server Printer Inventory Manager. This is intended to make it easier to examine and change these settings and to eliminate the need to restart Infoprint Server for the changes to take effect. Also, Infoprint Server replaces most attributes in the aopd.conf file with information stored in the Printer Inventory. This is designed to enable you to use Infoprint Server's ISPF application to perform most System Administrator and Printer Administrator tasks. In z/OS V2.1, Infoprint Server adds job accounting information to SMF Type 6 records. This is intended to make it easier to write job accounting and chargeback programs that process these records.

In z/OS V2.1, SMP/E is designed to allow you to use the SMP/E dialog with multiple ISPF logical screens at a time. This provides support for any number of logical screens for reading CSI data sets and zones concurrently, and for using one logical screen per CSI data set for update. This is intended to improve the usability of the SMP/E ISPF dialog.

In z/OS V2.1, DFSMS extends the function introduced in z/OS V1.13 that enables you to specify that explanatory text for a number of DFSMS abends be included in job output. This makes it easier to determine the reasons for these errors more quickly. This function is also available in z/OS V1.13 with the PTFs for APARs OA37505 and OA37957. Also, open processing for non-SMS-managed data sets using DISP=MOD has been made consistent with the processing for that for SMS-managed data sets.

Enhancements for z/OS V2.1 ISPF are as follows:

In z/OS V2.1, the Health Checker address space is started at IPL time, and support for a new system parameter HZS enables you to specify the HZSPRMxx members, to be used for Health Checker parameters, in an IEASYSxx parmlib member. This is intended to help assure that the information provided by health checks is available and simplifies Health Checker setup. In addition, a number of new health checks are available:

In z/OS V2.1, new support for the DISPLAY MATRIX=CONFIG and CONFIG CPU commands enables you to validate that the active processors (CPs, zAAPs, and zIIPs) in a configuration are of the type and number you expect. This is intended to make it easier to detect CPU-related configuration errors.

z/OS V2.1 z/OS DFSMS and Allocation processing are enhanced to enable you to specify that all the members of a generation data group (GDG) be returned in order from oldest to newest when the generation data set (GDS) name is specified without a generation number. A new GDGORDER keyword on the DD statement is intended to enable all the members of a GDG to be processed in chronological order without the records being sorted.

In z/OS V2.1, HCD is designed to use new IOS system services to perform IODF validation when Tivoli System Automation (5698-SA3) I/O Operations is not available. This is intended to provide a minimum level of validation reporting.

In z/OS V2.1, a new tracking facility, with additional function, replaces the Tracking Facility, which has also been referred to as the Console ID Tracking Facility and the EAV migration assistance tracker . For example, many migration actions require you to determine whether specific system functions are in use. This new facility is intended to enable exploiters to use a simple method to call the tracker from within their code so that you can easily determine whether specific functions are being used on each system. Also, a programming interface enables other programs, such as health checks, to determine whether tracked functions are in use. This new tracker is designed to return more information than the Consoles Tracker (CNZTRKR) when the new programming interface is used. Existing calls using the CNZTRKR interface are automatically routed to this new facility, and an operator command provides tracking information.

z/OS V2.1 Library Server is designed to extend its cross-PDF search capability to PDF documents that are part of a collection, in addition to those that are defined on an extended bookshelf. This is intended to make it easier to define collections of searchable documents. In addition, the Infocenter indexing function has been redesigned to improve performance, both for creating and using indexes, and to support preindexed Infocenters.

z/OS support for zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) and BC12 (zBC12) systems

z/OS V2.1 provides exploitation of many of the IBM zEC12 and zBC12 features and functions, including Flash Express , hardware transactional memory, improved channel load balancing, a new I/O processing delay measurement, coupling facility write-around support, and 100-way symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) support in a single LPAR. You can use current HOLDDATA and the SMP/E REPORT MISSINGFIX command using the appropriate Fix Categories to help you identify which PTFs are needed on current z/OS systems. Some of this support is also available for z/OS V1.12 and later releases with PTFs, and z/OS V1.10 and z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 (5656-A01) or the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 (5657-A01) with PTFs.

Flash Express exploitation on z/OS is designed to help improve system availability and responsiveness by using Flash Express across transitional workload events such as market openings, and diagnostic data collection. z/OS is also designed to help improve processor performance by supporting middleware such as IMS , with its exploitation of pageable large (1 MB) pages. Exploitation is provided for:

Flash Express exploitation is also available with the z/OS V1R13 RSM Enablement Offering web deliverable.

z/OS V2.1 is also designed to help improve processor performance by enabling middleware to use 2 GB pages. Exploitation is provided for the IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS , Java Technology Edition, V7.0.0 (5655-W43) and IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS , Java Technology Edition, V7.0.0 (5655-W44). Also, along with that support, z/OS is designed to make the pageable link pack area (PLPA) and common page data sets optional, used only for quick and warm start IPLs. This support is also available for z/OS V1.13 with the z/OS V1R13 RSM Enablement Offering web deliverable and the PTF for APAR OA40967.

zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC) for z/OS V2.1, a new priced optional feature of z/OS , running on zEC12 and zBC12 systems with the zEDC Express adapter, is designed to support a new data compression function. This facility is designed to provide high-performance, low-latency compression without significant CPU overhead. Initially, z/OS is designed to allow you to specify that SMF data written to log streams be compressed, which is expected to reduce storage requirements for SMF data and reduce SMF and System Logger CPU consumption for writing SMF data. Further support for zEDC is also planned. See the Statements of direction section for planned availability dates. Corresponding support in the SMF dump program IFASMFDL is designed to support both hardware-based and software-based decompression, and software-based decompression support is available on z/OS V1.12 and z/OS V1.13 (5694-A01) with the PTF for APAR OA41156. This new function is expected to allow higher write rates for SMF data when hardware compression is enabled. RMF support for hardware compression includes SMF Type 74 subtype 9 records and a new Monitor I PCIE Activity report intended to provide information about compression activity on the system.

z/OS V2.1 provides the industry-standard zlib library, which provides standard-compliant, cross-platform access for compressing and decompressing data. This version of the library supports the sending of compression and decompression requests to the zEDC Express . The z/OS provided zlib library is provided as a UNIX archive file that can be statically linked into IBM , ISV, or customer applications that currently use zlib, enabling additional exploitation of compression through zEDC Express and expanding potential compression opportunities.

In z/OS V2.1 with CFLEVEL 19 on zEC12 and zBC12 systems, XCF and XES are designed to allow the use of shared engine coupling facilities in many production environments with improved performance. This is intended to allow Parallel Sysplex to be implemented at lower cost in many environments by reducing the number of environments for which dedicated coupling facility (CF) engines are needed to achieve good performance. In addition, a new set of interrupts provided on zEC12 and zBC12 systems with a minimum MCL is designed to be used by z/OS to help reduce XCF and XES processing overhead and improve performance when processing asynchronous coupling facility operations and recognizing certain CF events. This support is also available on z/OS V1.12 and V1.13 with the PTFs for APARs OA38734 and OA38781.

z/OS V2.1 running on zEC12 or zBC12 systems with CFLEVEL 19 is planned to support Flash Express for certain coupling facility list structures, such as IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS Version 7 (5655-R36), in order to strengthen resiliency for enterprise messaging workload spikes. For more information, refer to the Statements of direction section.

z/OS V2.1 and zEC12 and zBC12 systems with the 10 GbE RoCE Express feature are designed to support a new communications protocol, Shared Memory Communications-RDMA (SMC-R). This new protocol is designed to provide low-latency, high-bandwidth cross-server connections for applications by providing RDMA communications to TCP endpoints over RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) in a manner intended to be transparent to socket applications. This is expected to provide a significant performance benefit compared to standard TCP/IP communications over the Open Systems Adapter (OSA). RMF is designed to collect measurement data for tuning and capacity planning in new SMF 74 subtype 9 records, and display them in a new RMF Postprocessor PCIE Activity report.

z/OS V2.1 is designed to provide full support for hardware transactional memory on zEC12 and zBC12 servers in production environments. Initial production-level support was provided for IBM 31-bit and 64-bit SDK for z/OS Java Technology Edition, Version 7 (5655-W43 and 5655-W44), and was introduced for z/OS V1.13 with PTFs on zEC12 and zBC12 servers. XL C/C++ and High Level Assembler (HLASM) support was also introduced on z/OS V1.13 with PTFs for code developing and testing. z/OS V2.1 is designed to support the use of hardware transactional memory for programs developed using Java , XL C/C++, IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS , V5.1 (5655-W32), HLASM, and any other exploiters in production environments.

IBM zEnterprise EC12 and BC12 (zEC12 and zBC12) servers incorporate improved channel load balancing algorithms, designed to provide more consistent I/O rates across the channel subsystem and help improve I/O response times, even when abnormal conditions occur. In support of this new function, z/OS V2.1 is designed to provide an updated health check based on an I/O rate-based metric, rather than on initial control unit command response time.

New RMF function enables the Monitor I Postprocessor Coupling Facility Activity report and the Monitor III CFSYS report to be used to provide additional information about the coupling facility and CF links. This design extends both to indicate channel path details for each of the Coupling over InfiniBand (CIB) link types, including:

A new interrupt delay time measurement available on zEC12 and zBC12 (zEC12 and zBC12) servers is supported by z/OS V2.1 RMF , which is designed to report on interrupt delay time to help you determine whether I/O processing delays are occurring. This new measurement is designed to measure the time between when primary status is presented to the channel subsystem and when the operating system clears the primary status to begin processing the interrupt. RMF is also designed to write this information to new fields in SMF type 74 subtype 1 and SMF 79 subtype 9 records. This support is also available with z/OS V1.12 or z/OS V1.13 and the PTF for APAR OA39993.

z/OS V2.1 provides support planned to allow IBM DB2 11 for z/OS (5615-DB2) running on zEC12 and zBC12 servers with CFLEVEL 18 to exploit new function to allow batched updates to be written directly to disk without being cached in the coupling facility in a Parallel Sysplex. This is designed to keep the data in the cache that is used by online transactions more current, which is expected to help improve performance during batch update periods. Also, this can help avoid application stalls that might sometimes occur during large concurrent batch updates. The z/OS support for this function is also available on IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) servers with CFLEVEL 17 and an MCL, and is also available for z/OS V1.12 or z/OS V1.13 with the PTF for APAR OA40966.

In z/OS V2.1, XCF is designed to perform additional validation of certain coupling facility cache requests, collect diagnostic information when validation fails, and terminate affected connectors to prevent or limit cache corruption. This new function is also available with the PTF for APAR OA40966 on z/OS V1.12 and later on IBM zEC12 and zBC12 servers.

z/OS V2.1 delivers 100-way symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) support in a single LPAR on IBM zEC12 and zBC12 servers. z/OS V1.12 and z/OS V1.13 (5694-A01) with PTFs running on IBM zEnterprise EC12 and BC12 (zEC12 and zBC12) servers also support up to 100 processors configured in a single LPAR. z/OS supports combinations of general-purpose processors (CPs), zIIPs, and zAAPs. z/OS design supports an architectural limit of 4 TB of real memory per LPAR. On z196, zEC12, and zBC12 servers, z/OS supports up to 1 TB of real memory per LPAR.

These new ICSF functions, available in the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13 - z/OS V2R1 web deliverable, are intended to help banking and finance sector clients meet standards and provide better cryptographic security with designs for:

Additional ICSF enhancements in Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R13 - z/OS V2R1 are designed to provide new functions for public sector customers, including industry standard APIs for System z , intended to provide better interoperability with other platforms and help improve application portability and simplify system setup:

These enhancements rely on enhanced EP11 firmware available with a minimum microcode level for the CryptoExpress4S coprocessors.

These new ICSF functions included in the z/OS V2.1 base are intended to help banking and finance sector clients meet standards and provide better cryptographic security with:

Similarly, ICSF has enhancements designed to provide new functions for public sector clients, including industry-standard APIs for System z for better interoperability with other platforms to help improve application portability and simplify system setup:

z/OS V2.1 includes support introduced for z/OS V1.13 with a PTF, which adds XL C/C++ compiler support for new instructions and facilities available on zEC12 and zBC12 servers. New ARCH(10) and TUNE(10) compiler options can be used to optimize code that is intended to run on these servers.

IBM continues to support running zAAP workloads on zIIP processors ("zAAP on zIIP"). z/OS V2.1 is designed to remove the restriction that prevents zAAP-eligible workloads from running on zIIP processors when a zAAP is installed on the server. This is intended only to help facilitate migration and testing of zAAP workloads on zIIP processors. This support is also available with the PTF for APAR OA38829 for z/OS V1.12 and z/OS V1.13.

IBM recommends the use of GRS Star in a Parallel Sysplex . For GRS Ring, IBM recommends using XCF communications rather than GRS-managed CTCs. However, IBM zEC12 and zBC12 and later servers will support only FICON channels. In z/OS V2.1, to support those who would find it difficult to migrate to GRS Star or XCF communications, z/OS Global Resource Serialization (GRS) supports FICON channel-to-channel (CTC) connections for GRS Rings. In addition, z/OS V1.12 and V1.13 with the PTF for APAR OA38230, and z/OS V1.10 and z/OS V1.11 with the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 (5656-A01) or the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 (5657-A01) with the PTF for OA38230, also provide support for FICON channel-to-channel adapter support for GRS Rings. You can migrate your existing ESCON® CTC links to FICON before installing an IBM zEnterprise EC12 or BC12 (zEC12 or zBC12) to help simplify your migration.

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 z/OS V2.1 is capable as of September 30, 2013, 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. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested at

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


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z/OS Version 2 is designed to continue to meet a number of important standards. In addition to maintaining previously announced support in z/OS Version 1 for a number of industry standards such as RFCs and PCI-DSS, and adding support for a number of additional standards in z/OS V2.1, these include:



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zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC) for z/OS V2.1, running on zEC12 and zBC12 servers with the zEDC Express adapter, is designed to support a new data compression function designed for low-latency compression. Initially, z/OS is designed to allow you to specify that SMF data written to log streams be compressed. In addition, IBM intends to provide support for the BSAM and QSAM access methods. This function, planned to be made available by the end of the first quarter of 2014, is intended to help you save disk space, improve effective channel and network bandwidth without incurring significant CPU overhead, and improve the efficiency of cross-platform data exchange.

IBM also plans to provide support for DFSMSdss to exploit zEDC by the end of the third quarter 2014. This function is designed to be available for dumping and restoring data, and also when DFSMShsm uses DFSMSdss to move data. This is intended to provide efficient compression with lower CPU overheads than the processor- and software-based compression methods already available.

IBM plans for future updates of IBM 31-bit and 64-bit SDK for z/OS Java Technology Edition, Version 7 (5655-W43 and 5655-W44) ( IBM SDK 7 for z/OS Java ) to provide exploitation of the zEDC Express feature and also to provide exploitation of Shared Memory Communications-Remote Direct Memory Access (SMC-R), which is utilized by the 10GbE RoCE Express feature. In addition, improved integration of Java with core z/OS workload management facilities is planned to provide new Java APIs that use the WLM SYSEVENT QRYCONT macro. These programming interfaces are designed to support adaptive concurrent online and batch workloads in Java-based processing environments such as WebSphere Compute Grid.

IBM plans that the IBM Encryption Facility for z/OS (5655-P97) will exploit zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC) for z/OS V2.1, running on zEC12 and zBC12 servers with the zEDC Express adapter when the Java release supporting zEDC becomes available. This will complement the software compression support that exists today with Encryption Facility OpenPGP support.

IBM intends to provide exploitation of the Flash Express feature on zEC12 and zBC12 servers with CFLEVEL 19 for certain coupling facility list structures in the first half of 2014. This new function is designed to allow list structure data to be migrated to Flash Express memory as needed when the consumers of data do not keep pace with its creators for some reason, and migrate it back to real memory to be processed. When using WebSphere MQ for z/OS Version 7 (5655-R36), this new capability is expected to provide significant buffering against enterprise messaging workload spikes and provide support for storing very large amounts of data in shared queue structures, potentially allowing several hours' data to be stored without causing interruptions in processing. Also, z/OS V2.1 RMF is planned to provide measurement data and reporting capabilities for Flash Express when it is used in conjunction with coupling facilities.

IBM plans a number of changes to z/OS preventive service ordering for third quarter 2014.

z/OS preventive service orders will be based on installed products, which is intended to make order content a better reflection of the systems to be serviced.

If you currently order z/OS service based on licensed products, you are encouraged to begin using the other available service options at this time. IBM recommends use of the SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER command, the simplest method of acquiring z/OS service, which enables customers who are able to connect their z/OS host to the Internet fully automate service acquisition using local batch scheduling tools. SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER can be run using scheduled jobs to replace the current Shopz z/OS service subscription capabilities. Also, the ServiceLink z/OS ESO option is an alternative method you can use for ordering z/OS service if you are unable to upload a software inventory (bitmap or CSI) to IBM to identify installed software. Corrective service ordering remains unchanged.

For more information on Shopz service options, visit

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

For more information on ServiceLink service options, visit

http://www.ibm.com/ibmlink

For more information on the SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER command, see the z/OS SMP/E Users Guide .

z/OS V2.1 is planned to be the last release to include Version 1 of the Standards Based Linux Instrumentation for Manageability (SBLIM) CIM client for Java . Version 1 support for the SourceForge open source project was sunset in 2010. Version 2 of the SBLIM client, which is designed to be a JSR48-compliant implementation, was included in z/OS V1.10 and later and planned to be included in z/OS V2.1. IBM recommends that users of SBLIM Version 1 convert to Version 2.

z/OS V1.13 is planned to be the last release to provide support for Integrated Call Level Interface (ICLI).

The Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R12-R13 web deliverable is planned to be the last level of ICSF to support IBM eServer™ zSeries® z800 and z900 servers. Future levels of ICSF are planned to require an IBM eServer zSeries z890, z990, or later server.
Note: The Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R12-R13 web deliverable includes the level of ICSF planned to be incorporated in z/OS V2.1. However, z/OS V2.1 itself is planned to require an IBM System z9 EC, IBM System z9 BC, or later server.

z/OS V2.1 is planned to be the last release to include the IBM HTTP Server Powered by Domino® (IHS powered by Domino ). IBM recommends you use the IBM HTTP Server Powered by Apache, which is available in z/OS Ported Tools as a replacement. IHS powered by Apache supports IPv6, 64-bit execution, and includes security authentication and authorization capabilities similar to those provided in IHS powered by Domino . Also, a refresh of IBM HTTP Server powered by Apache is planned later in 2013. IBM plans to provide documentation help with customer migration to IBM HTTP Server Powered by Apache.

z/OS V2.1 is planned to be the last release to support the z/OS BookManager® Build optional feature.

z/OS V2.1 is planned to be the last release to support the SNMP subagent function of Infoprint Server for communication with PSF-managed printers. IBM recommends you use the existing functions in z/OS Infoprint Central component of Infoprint Server to manage these printers instead.

IBM intends for z/OS V2.1 to be the last release to support the GATEWAY configuration statement in the TCP/IP profile. If you are using the GATEWAY statement to define static routes, you should use the BEGINROUTES/ENDROUTES configuration block instead.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.



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IBM SmoothStart Services and Installation Services are not provided.



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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=213-292


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In October 2012, ServerPac began to support orders for certain z/OS and DB2 products without requiring that z/OS or DB2 themselves be ordered. Concurrent with z/OS V2.1 availability, Product ServerPac will be designed to support orders for certain products from all ServerPac subsystems without a base product such as IMS , NCP, or CICS® . The triangle icon in the Shopz catalog can help you identify which products are eligible for Product ServerPac. In addition, Product ServerPac will be designed to allow you to use an existing GLOBAL zone for installation.

Starting with z/OS V2.1 orders, ServerPac will support a comparison between saved jobs to define RACF profiles for a prior order and the jobs generated for the current order. This function is designed to help you identify new security definitions that are required for the new products, or levels of products, in new orders. In addition, ServerPac orders that include z/OS with the Security Server RACF feature will provide a RACF database you can use for initial IPL when you do not have an existing security environment.

Concurrent with z/OS V2.1 availability, the Customized Offerings Driver (5751-COD) is planned to be updated to a subset of a z/OS V1.13 system.

Secure z/OS Software Delivery

Previously, IBM announced that support for standard FTP connections used for z/OS software and service delivery would be discontinued October 1, 2013. Based on customer feedback and to allow more time to transition to secured FTP connections, IBM now plans to extend the date before this option is eliminated. You should take steps now to position your enterprise for the required withdrawal of standard FTP connections for z/OS software and service delivery downloads. Secured connections will require use of implementations such as FTPS (FTP using Secure Sockets Layer) or of Download Director with encryption. To aid in this transition, in October 2012, the option to download your order direct to host using FTPS was provided on the Shopz download page. If you plan to use FTPS, IBM recommends that you visit the Connectivity Test website to verify your system setup and start using FTPS to download your order. No change is required for Download Director with encryption; however, you can also verify Download Director with the Connectivity Test. The Connectivity Test can be found at

https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/preLogin.do?&source=cbct
Preventive service ordering changes

IBM plans a number of changes to z/OS preventive service ordering for third quarter of 2014:

IBM recommends use of the SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER command, the simplest method of acquiring z/OS service, which lets customers who are able to connect their z/OS host to the Internet fully automate service acquisition using local batch scheduling tools. SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER can be run using scheduled jobs to replace the current Shopz z/OS service subscription capabilities. Also, the ServiceLink z/OS ESO option is an alternative method you can use for ordering z/OS service if you are unable to upload a software inventory (bitmap or CSI) to IBM to identify installed software. Corrective service ordering remains unchanged.

For more information on Shopz service options, visit

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

For more information on ServiceLink service options, visit

http://www.ibm.com/ibmlink

For more information on the SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER command, see the z/OS SMP/E Users Guide.



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IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF) (5610-A01) can be acquired together with z/OS (5650-ZOS). z/OSMF is the new face for z/OS . More than just a veneer over existing functions, it is designed to streamline and simplify z/OS administration.

Automated tasks can help reduce the learning curve and improve productivity. For example, new users may require only weeks of training to become proficient on z/OSMF system management tasks. In addition, embedded active user assistance, such as wizards, can guide users through tasks and provide simplified operations, for example, reducing hours of tasks down to minutes or minutes worth of tasks down to seconds.

The latest release of z/OSMF V2.1 offers several enhancements designed to allow:

Refer to Software Announcement 213-308, dated July 23, 2013 , for more information on z/OS Management Facility.

z/OS Management Facility is just one of many companion products that aid in the management, monitoring, securing, and programming in the z/OS environment.

Optional no-charge companion products for z/OS include:

Optional priced companion products for z/OS include:



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Reference information
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Software Announcement 207-339, dated December 11, 2007 ( IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V4.1)

Software Announcement 209-244, dated August 25, 2009 ( IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V4.2)

Software Announcement 211-341, dated September 27, 2011 ( IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V4.2 delivers performance improvements and usability enhancements)

Software Announcement 210-199, dated July 06, 2010 ( IBM Ported Tools for z/OS Version 1.2)

Software Announcement 207-041, dated March 06, 2007 ( IBM DB2 V9.1 for z/OS )

Software Announcement 210-380, dated October 19, 2010 ( IBM DB2 10 for z/OS )

Hardware Announcement 113-119, dated July 23, 2013 ( IBM zEnterprise EC12)

Hardware Announcement 113-121, dated July 23, 2013 ( IBM zEnterprise BC12)

Notices

Any information contained in this document regarding Specialty Engines ("SEs") and SE eligible workloads provides only general descriptions of the types and portions of workloads that are eligible for execution on Specialty Engines (e.g., zIIPs, zAAPs, and IFLs). IBM authorizes customers to use IBM SE only to execute the processing of Eligible Workloads of specific Programs expressly authorized by IBM as specified in the Authorized Use Table (AUT) for IBM Machines provided at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties/machine_code/aut.html

No other workload processing is authorized for execution on an SE.

IBM offers SEs at a lower price than General Processors/Central Processors because customers are authorized to use SEs only to process certain types and/or amounts of workloads as specified by IBM in the AUT.



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IBM Systems and Technology Group, Skills Enablement, education provides many global education offerings for z/OS .

Visit

http://www.ibm.com/training/us

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

Here are just a few of the courses available for classroom delivery:

Call 1-800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) to enroll in one or more of these classes. To find other z/OS related courses, visit

http://www.ibm.com/training/us/catalog/zseries


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

z/OS V2.1 runs on these IBM System z servers:

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These products are withdrawn from marketing.

In addition, z/OS V2.1 supports these and later IBM storage control units:

The z/OS base is a system that can be IPLed. There are no software prerequisites in order to IPL. Specific functions may require additional products not included in the z/OS base, or in the optional features of z/OS . Refer to z/OS Planning for Installation (GA32-0890) for a listing of specific software requirements. The z/OS books can be found in the z/OS library, at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/bkserv/
Software requirements

The z/OS base is a system that can be IPLed. There are no software prerequisites in order to IPL. Specific functions may require additional products not included in the z/OS base, or in the optional features of z/OS . Refer to z/OS Planning for Installation (GA32-0890) for a listing of specific software requirements at

http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/BOOKS/E0Z2B1C0


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z/OS gives you compatibility and flexibility as you migrate systems in a multisystem configuration by allowing multiple releases of z/OS to coexist. This includes non-Parallel Sysplex and Parallel Sysplex multisystem configurations. Coexistence allows systems within a multisystem configuration to be upgraded to a new release level of z/OS one system at a time. This is contingent on the fact that the release you are migrating to can coexist with the lowest release running in your multisystem configuration.
Note: These statements represent the current intention of IBM . IBM reserves the right to change or alter the Coexistence-Migration-Fallback policy in the future or to exclude certain releases beyond those stated. IBM development plans are subject to change or withdrawal without further notice. Any reliance on this statement of direction is at the relying party's sole risk and does not create any liability or obligation for IBM .

IBM provides the following coexistence, migration, and fallback for z/OS V2.1:

IBM plans to support an n-2 approach, where three consecutive releases are planned to be supported for coexistence, fallback, and migration. For example, where "n" is z/OS V2.1, IBM intends to allow you to upgrade from z/OS V1.12 directly to z/OS V2.1 with full coexistence, migration, and fallback support to maximize the value of your investment, and from z/OS V1.13 to z/OS V2.1 with full coexistence, migration, and fallback support.

Migration forward as well as fallback should be made within the same z/OS releases supported by the coexistence policy.

Table: Coexistence-Migration-Fallback for z/OS V2.1

             Coexistence-Migration-Fallback
Release      supported with release in Column 1

z/OS V1.12   z/OS V1.101, z/OS V1.112, z/OS V1.12
z/OS V1.13   z/OS V1.112, z/OS V1.12, z/OS V1.13
z/OS V2.1    z/OS V1.12, z/OS V1.13, z/OS V2.1
 
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z/OS V1.10 end of service was September 30, 2011.
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z/OS V1.11 end of service was September 30, 2012.

This consistent coexistence, migration, and fallback policy applies to release migrations for all configurations, whether they are:

License Metric Change

See Software Announcement 207-006, dated January 09, 2007 ( IBM System z New Application License Charges) and Software Announcement 907-245, dated December 04, 2007 (Software withdrawal: Selected IBM System z products Some replacements available).

Planning information

Direct customer support

Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic Edition. These fee services can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic Edition will help answer questions pertaining to usage, how-to, and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information on services, call 888-426-4343. To obtain information on customer eligibility and registration procedures, contact the appropriate support center.

Security, auditability, and control

Data security and auditability in the z/OS environment are enhanced by the functions available in the optional Security Server for z/OS feature.

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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For a list of the publications available for z/OS , visit the z/OS Internet Library at

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zos/bkserv/

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

Shopz 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). Shopz is available in the US, Canada, and several countries in Europe. In countries where Shopz 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 Shopz website at

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

Key dates

ServerPac, CBPDO, and SystemPac 1 are offered for electronic delivery, where Shopz product ordering is available. For more details on electronic delivery, refer to the Shopz help information.

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

Refer to the Shopz website for product catalogs for the Customized Offerings:

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

If a product catalog for your country is not available in Shopz, use one of the following countries, United States or Germany, and select English language for the most complete product catalogs for the Customized Offerings.

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EMEA only

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

This product is delivered in ServerPac and CBPDO. You choose the delivery method, physical media or Internet, when ordering. See the Customized offerings section for the available media types. Production of z/OS V2.1 orders will begin on the planned general availability date, September 30, 2013. Ship dates for orders will be based on order sequence, production capability, and the customer-requested arrival date. Due to the amount of customization of ServerPac orders, shipments will begin approximately two weeks after general availability. For CBPDO orders, shipments will begin one week after general availability. In all cases, no delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed arrival dates are in ESW.

Registered customers can access IBMLink for ordering information and charges.

Shipment will not occur before the availability date, September 30, 2013.

New users of IBM z/OS V2.1 should specify:

Type: 5650 Model: ZOS

Basic license

To order a basic license, specify the z/OS V2.1 program number 5650-ZOS. Proceed to select the features listed which are required and then select any optional features.

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
 
S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, PSLC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, PSLC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, PSLC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SNA NJE        Basic MLC, PSLC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, PSLC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, PSLC
S017290        z/OS V2 DFSMS dss          Basic MLC, PSLC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, PSLC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, PSLC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, PSLC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, PSLC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, PSLC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, PSLC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, PSLC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, PSLC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, PSLC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, PSLC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, PSLC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, PSLC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, PSLC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, PSLC
 
Advanced Workload license charge (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.

Program name: z/OS V2.1
 
Program PID: 5650-ZOS
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier     Description                Pricing metric

S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, AWLC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, AWLC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, AWLC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SNA NJE        Basic MLC, AWLC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, AWLC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, AWLC
S017290        z/OS V2 DFSMS dss          Basic MLC, AWLC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, AWLC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, AWLC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, AWLC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, AWLC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, AWLC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, AWLC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, AWLC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, AWLC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, AWLC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, AWLC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, AWLC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, AWLC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, AWLC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, AWLC
 
Advanced Entry Workload license charge (AEWLC) basic license

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

Program name: z/OS V2.1
 
Program PID: 5650-ZOS
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier     Description                Pricing metric

S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SNA NJE        Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017290        z/OS V2 DFSMS dss          Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               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
 
S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, VWLC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, VWLC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, VWLC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SNA NJE        Basic MLC, VWLC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, VWLC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, VWLC
S017290        z/OS V2 DFSMS dss          Basic MLC, VWLC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, VWLC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, VWLC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, VWLC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, VWLC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, VWLC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, VWLC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, VWLC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, VWLC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, VWLC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, VWLC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, VWLC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, VWLC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, VWLC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, VWLC
 
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
 
S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, EWLC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, EWLC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, EWLC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SNA NJE        Basic MLC, EWLC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, EWLC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, EWLC
S017290        z/OS V2 DFSMS dss          Basic MLC, EWLC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, EWLC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, EWLC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, EWLC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, EWLC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, EWLC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, EWLC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, EWLC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, EWLC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, EWLC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, EWLC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, EWLC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, EWLC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, EWLC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, EWLC
 
New Application license charge (NALC) ordering information

The NALC price is a price per MSU of the processor to which the software is licensed. Order the quantity of features equal to the MSU rating of the processor.

New Application License Charge
Basic license one-time charge
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier     Description                Pricing metric

S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, NALC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, NALC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, NALC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, NALC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, NALC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, NALC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, NALC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, NALC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, NALC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, NALC
 
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
 
S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, zELC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, zELC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, zELC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SzE NJE        Basic MLC, zELC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, zELC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, zELC
S017290        z/OS V2 DFSMS dss          Basic MLC, zELC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, zELC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, zELC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, zELC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, zELC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, zELC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, zELC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, zELC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, zELC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, zELC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, zELC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, zELC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, zELC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, zELC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               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

The following no-charge features are added to z/OS V2.1 and can be ordered effective September 13, 2013. These no-charge media features have pricing/billing features associated with them. It is those associated pricing/billing features where the charges are listed and not the media features listed below. See the notes below for details on past announcements for this information.

 z/OS V2.1                       z/OS V2.1
 Feature description             Orderable supply ID

 Base                            S01729J

Note: This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac and CBPDO). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure. Refer to the Customized offerings section for the media types offered.

Basic publications

A program directory is supplied with the basic machine-readable material.

Basic unlicensed electronic-only publications
                                                      Order
       Title                                          number

 z/OS V2R1 Collection                                 SK4T-4949

For free, the customer can download the softcopy collection or any z/OS V2.1 documents individually or as product and some topic extended shelves available in electronic-form using the IBM Publications Center at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

They come as "kitzips," which any modern zip utility can handle.

z/OS Version 2 Release 1 Collection (PDFs)

z/OS Version 2 Release 1 Collection (SK4T-4949) includes softcopy tools and libraries for z/OS Version 2 Release 1 (the element and feature libraries). Only PDF formats, when available, are included on the electronic deliverable.

For creating softcopy repositories, SoftCopy Librarian is the flagship tool for uploading and managing softcopy files on a z/OS host or server and on LANs and workstations. SoftCopy Librarian is a free program that is available on the softcopy tools disc of the collections or the web. Use it to obtain and manage shelves from IBM or OEM (original equipment manufacturers), CD or DVD collections, or the Internet from the IBM PUBLIB website, as well as from other websites that provide support for the SoftCopy Librarian.

Softcopy Librarian V4.4 is supported on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.

The latest version of the SoftCopy Librarian can be downloaded at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/df/ebrsclwj.exe
Customization options

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Optional machine-readable material

To order, select the feature number for the desired distribution medium.

Optional unpriced features -- z/OS V2.1

The following optional features, offered at no additional charge, can be ordered effective July 23, 2013.

z/OS V2.1                                     z/OS V2.1
Feature description                           Orderable supply ID

Communications Server Security Level 3        S0172B0
z/OS Security Level 3                         S01729W
Optional priced features

The following optional no-charge features can be ordered effective July 23, 2013. These optional no-charge media features have pricing/billing features associated with them. It is those associated pricing/billing features where the charges are listed and not the media features listed below.

z/OS V2.1                          z/OS V2.1
Feature description                Orderable supply ID

BDT FTF                            S01729L
BDT SNA NJE                        S01729G
BookManager Build                  S01729P
XL C/C++                           S0172B4
DFSMS dss                          S01729H
DFSMS dss, hsm                     S01729K
DFSMS rmm                          S01729M
DFSMStvs                           S01729N
DFSORT                             S01729S
GDDM-PGF                           S0172B2
GDDM-REXX                          S01729Z
HCM                                S0172B6
HLASM Toolkit                      S0172B1
Infoprint Server                   S01729X
JES3                               S01729V
RMF                                S01729T
SDSF                               S01729R
Security Server                    S0172B3
zEDC                               S0178BP
 

Optional unpriced language features

The z/OS V2.1 Language features will become generally available on the same date the release becomes available.

z/OS V2.1 provides support in the languages listed below. However, not all elements within z/OS V2.1 are translated into each language. Refer to z/OS Planning for Installation for information on which elements are translated into which languages, by visiting

http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/BOOKS/E0Z2B11B

The following optional features, offered at no additional charge, are added to z/OS V2.1 and can be ordered effective July 23, 2013.

The Language features for z/OS V2.1 are:

z/OS V2.1                            z/OS V2.1
Language feature description         Orderable supply ID

Brazilian Portuguese Base (PTB)      S0173RM
Brazilian Portuguese BookMgr         S0173RT
Build
Canadian French Base (FRC)           S0173S9
Canadian French BookMgr Build        S0173RN
Danish Base (DAN)                    S0173RD
Dutch Base (NLD)                     S0173RK
French Base (FRA)                    S0173R4
French BookMgr Build                 S0173RR
German Base (DEU)                    S0173R8
German BookMgr Build                 S0173RP
Italian Base (ITA)                   S0173R7
JPN Base                             S0173RF
JPN XL C/C++                         S0173SD
JPN Infoprint Server                 S0173SG
JPN RMF                              S0173SH
JPN SDSF                             S0173RV
JPN Security Server                  S0173SF
Upper Case English Base (ENP)        S0173RJ
Korean Base (KOR)                    S0173RH
Norwegian Base (NOR)                 S0173RG
Spanish Base (ESP)                   S0173R9
Spanish BookMgr Build                S0173RS
Swedish Base (SVE)                   S0173RC
Swiss German Base (DES)              S0173RB
Simplified Chinese Base (CHS)        S0173RL
Traditional Chinese Base (CHT)       S0173R6
 
System z New application license charge (zNALC) ordering information

z/OS (and z/OS priced features) is the only program eligible for zNALC charges. In the IBM enterprise software billing and fulfillment system, IBM uses the term "Basic License" to indicate licenses that are billable. When software is licensed to a stand-alone server, IBM places basic (billable) licenses on that stand-alone server. When software is licensed to multiple machines in a qualified Parallel Sysplex , IBM places basic (billable) licenses on an entity representing the Sysplex and places registration (no-charge) licenses on each licensed machine belonging to the Parallel Sysplex .

z/OS with zNALC charges can aggregate across servers that participate in a fully qualified Parallel Sysplex . For more information on Parallel Sysplex , visit

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/sysplex

In the case that there are multiple servers with z/OS with zNALC charges participating in qualified Parallel Sysplex and you request aggregated pricing, then IBM will apply the zNALC basic license structure to the Sysplex and apply zNALC no-charge registration licenses to each of the individual servers that comprise the Sysplex.

System z New Application License Charge (zNALC)
 
Basic license structure
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier     Description                Pricing metric
 
S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, zNALC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, zNALC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, zNALC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SNA NJE        Basic MLC, zNALC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, zNALC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, zNALC
S017290        z/OS V2 DFSMS dss          Basic MLC, zNALC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, zNALC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, zNALC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, zNALC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, zNALC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, zNALC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, zNALC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, zNALC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, zNALC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, zNALC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, zNALC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, zNALC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, zNALC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, zNALC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, zNALC
 
System z New Application License Charge (zNALC) Basic License

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

A program directory and one copy of the following publication is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                        Order
         Title                          number
 
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter              GA32-0892
 

The z/OS publications are available at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/bkserv/
Licensed 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.

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO and ServerPac.

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where Shopz 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 for CBPDO and ServerPac include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via both 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

Designated machine

Not required

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 programs        Replacement programs
 
 Program     Program      Program        Program
 number      name         number         name
 
 5645-001    OS/390 V1    5650-ZOS       z/OS V2
 5647-A01    OS/390 V2    5650-ZOS       z/OS V2
 5694-A01    z/OS V1      5650-ZOS       z/OS V2
 
z/OS base
 
 5648-E76    Infoprint    5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
             Fonts z/OS
             V1.1
 5648-B33    IBM AFP Font 5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
             Collection
             V2.1 for
             S/390
 5650-ZOS    z/OS         To a follow-on if any
 5655-068    MVS/ESA JES2 5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5695-117    VTAM®        5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5695-046    BookManager  5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
             Read
 5655-A20    BookManager  5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
             BookServer
 5695-DF1    DFSMSdfp     5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5695-DF1    DFSMS/MVS    5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
             Network File
             System
 5695-167    GDDM®        5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5696-234    HLASM        5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5655-042    ISPF         5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5688-198    Language     5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
             Envt./MVS
 5655-104    OSA/SF       5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5655-G44    SMP/E        5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5655-HAL    TCP/IP       5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5685-025    TSO/E        5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5685-051    ICSF/MVS     5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5665-264    BDT          5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5665-311    PCFiletrn    5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5655-A29    Communica-   5650-ZOS
             tions Server
 5740-XY5    Programmed   5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
             Cryptographic
             Facility V1
 5771-ABC    Math and     5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
             Science
             Font Object
             AFP
 5771-ADT    Pi and       5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
             Specials
             Fonts Object
 
z/OS optional features
 
 5665-264    BDT File-to- 5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
             File
 5665-264    BDT SNA NJE  5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5695-045    BookManager  5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
             Build
 5655-121    XL C/C++     5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5740-SM1    DFSORT       5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5695-DF1    DFSMSdss     5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5695-DF1    DFSMShsm     5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5695-DF1    DFSMSrmm     5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5694-A01    DFSMStvs     5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5668-812    GDDM-PGF     5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5695-167    GDDM-REXX    5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5697-119    HCM          5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5696-234    HLASM        5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5655-069    MVS/ESA JES3 5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5695-039    RACF         5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5655-084    RMF          5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 5665-488    SDSF         5650-ZOS       z/OS 2.1
 
Warranty applies

Yes

Licensed program materials availability
  Restricted Materials of IBM:     Some
  Non-Restricted Source Materials: Some
  Object Code Only (OCO):          None
IBM Operational Support Services -- SupportLine

Yes



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 Program number      MLC
 
 5650-ZOS          $ 
 

System z entry license charge (zELC)

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier     Description                Pricing metric
 
S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, zELC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, zELC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, zELC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SzE NJE        Basic MLC, zELC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, zELC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, zELC
S017290        z/OS V2 DFSMS dss          Basic MLC, zELC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, zELC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, zELC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, zELC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, zELC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, zELC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, zELC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, zELC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, zELC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, zELC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, zELC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, zELC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, zELC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, zELC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, zELC
 

Parallel Sysplex license charge (PSLC)

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier     Description                Pricing metric

S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, PSLC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, PSLC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, PSLC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SzE NJE        Basic MLC, PSLC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, PSLC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, PSLC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, PSLC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, PSLC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, PSLC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, PSLC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, PSLC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, PSLC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, PSLC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, PSLC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, PSLC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, PSLC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, PSLC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, PSLC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, PSLC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, PSLC
 

Advanced Workload license charge (AWLC)

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier     Description                Pricing metric

S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, AWLC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, AWLC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, AWLC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SNA NJE        Basic MLC, AWLC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, AWLC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, AWLC
S017290        z/OS V2 DFSMS dss          Basic MLC, AWLC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, AWLC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, AWLC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, AWLC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, AWLC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, AWLC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, AWLC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, AWLC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, AWLC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, AWLC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, AWLC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, AWLC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, AWLC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, AWLC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, AWLC

Advanced Entry Workload license charge (AWLC)

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier     Description                Pricing metric

S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SzE NJE        Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017290        z/OS V2 DFSMS dss          Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, AEWLC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, AEWLC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, AEWLC

Variable Workload license charge (VWLC)

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier     Description                Pricing metric
 
S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, VWLC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, VWLC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, VWLC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SzE NJE        Basic MLC, VWLC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, VWLC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, VWLC
S017290        z/OS V2 DFSMS dss          Basic MLC, VWLC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, VWLC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, VWLC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, VWLC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, VWLC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, VWLC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, VWLC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, VWLC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, VWLC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, VWLC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, VWLC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, VWLC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, VWLC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, VWLC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, VWLC
 

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.

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 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:

Entry Workload license charge (EWLC)
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier     Description                Pricing Metric
 
S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, EWLC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, EWLC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, EWLC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SzE NJE        Basic MLC, EWLC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, EWLC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, EWLC
S017290        z/OS V2 DFSMS dss          Basic MLC, EWLC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, EWLC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, EWLC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, EWLC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, EWLC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, EWLC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, EWLC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, EWLC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, EWLC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, EWLC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, EWLC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, EWLC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, EWLC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, EWLC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, EWLC
 
New Application license charge (NALC)
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier     Description                Pricing metric
 
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, NALC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, NALC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, NALC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, NALC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, NALC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, NALC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, NALC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, NALC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, NALC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, NALC
 

System z New Application license charge

Entitlement                               License option/    zNALC
identifier     Description                Pricing metric     charge
 
S01728S        z/OS V2 Alternate Base     Basic MLC, zNALC
S01728T        z/OS V2 Base               Basic MLC, zNALC
S01728V        z/OS V2 BDT FTF            Basic MLC, zNALC
S01728W        z/OS V2 BDT SzE NJE        Basic MLC, zNALC
S01728X        z/OS V2 BookManager Build  Basic MLC, zNALC
S01728Z        z/OS V2 XL C/C++           Basic MLC, zNALC
S017290        z/OS V2 DFSMS dss          Basic MLC, zNALC
S017291        z/OS V2 DFSMS dsshsm       Basic MLC, zNALC
S017292        z/OS V2 DFSMS rmm          Basic MLC, zNALC
S017293        z/OS V2 DFSMStvs           Basic MLC, zNALC
S017294        z/OS V2 DFSORT             Basic MLC, zNALC
S017295        z/OS V2 GDDM-PGF           Basic MLC, zNALC
S017296        z/OS V2 GDDM-REXX          Basic MLC, zNALC
S017297        z/OS V2 HCM                Basic MLC, zNALC
S017298        z/OS V2 HLASM Toolkit      Basic MLC, zNALC
S017299        z/OS V2 Infoprint Server   Basic MLC, zNALC
S01729B        z/OS V2 JES3               Basic MLC, zNALC
S01729C        z/OS V2 RMF                Basic MLC, zNALC
S01729D        z/OS V2 SDSF               Basic MLC, zNALC
S01729F        z/OS V2 Security Server    Basic MLC, zNALC
S01780D        z/OS V2 zEDC               Basic MLC, zNALC
 



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