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IBM US Announcement Letter

IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Developer Trial V4.2 delivers a 'try-before-you-buy' edition of CICS Transaction Server for z/OS

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-010
January 24, 2012

ENUS212-010.PDF ENUS212-010.PDF

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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Product positioning Product positioning Order
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IBM® CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® (CICS TS) Developer Trial V4.2 is a 'try-before-you-buy' edition of CICS TS V4.2. It has a zero-cost license charge and does not initiate any Single Version Charging (SVC) period.

CICS TS Developer Trial is designed for customers who want to assess the value that could be gained from a CICS TS upgrade, before making an upgrade decision. This enables the evaluation of the latest CICS TS capabilities, in a non-production environment, without the prerequisite time and resources commitments required for a full production migration project.



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Overview
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CICS TS for z/OS Developer Trial can be used to evaluate, in non-production environments, the value that could be gained from a CICS TS upgrade, before committing time and resources to a production migration project.

CICS TS Developer Trial contains the complete set of CICS TS features and functions. However, there are a number of imposed restrictions, in performance and capacity, licensing terms, and a fixed expiry date, that make CICS TS Developer Trial suitable only for use in non-production environments.

CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 is available from IBM through ShopzSeries as a standard offering. In countries where ShopzSeries is not yet available, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order using the traditional IBM ordering process.

For details of the full set of features and capabilities of CICS TS V4.2, refer to the full product announcement. Refer to Software Announcement 211-080, dated April 5, 2011.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255). Reference: LE001



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Key prerequisites
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The minimum required level of operating system for CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 is z/OS V1.11 (5694-A01).

The minimum required level of Java™ is IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6.0.1

For information on IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6.0.1, refer to Software Announcement 211-004, dated March 15, 2011.



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Planned availability date
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January 27, 2012



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Description
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CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 is a 'try-before-you-buy' edition of CICS TS V4.2. It is designed for customers who want to assess the value that could be gained from a CICS TS upgrade, before making an upgrade decision. It will allow the evaluation of the latest CICS capabilities, in a non-production environment, before committing time and resources to a production migration project.

CICS TS Developer Trial has a zero cost license charge. Ordering, installing, and using CICS TS Developer Trial in a non-production environment will not initiate any SVC period.

CICS TS Developer Trial is a fully functional offering that can be used to conduct Proof of Technology (PoT) evaluations that cover the complete set of CICS TS V4.2 capabilities.

To prevent usage in a production environment, CICS TS Developer Trial has a number of imposed technical and non-technical restrictions, such as:

CICS TS V4.2 was made available on June 24, 2011. It delivered significant new and enhanced capabilities in the areas of Events, Java, Connectivity, Management, and Scalability. For more details on the features and benefits of the latest release of CICS TS, visit

http://www.ibm.com/cics

CICS TS Developer Trial is complemented by the continuing availability of the IBM Rational® Developer for System z® Unit Test feature, which provides a low-cost System z environment for developing and testing mainframe applications on Intel™ and Intel-compatible platforms. You are encouraged to deploy the CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 into your Rational Developer for System z Unit Test environments, for CICS application developers to explore the latest features of CICS in a low-cost System z environment that is dedicated to development teams. For more details on the features and benefits of Rational Developer for System z Unit Test, visit:

http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/products/developer/systemz/unittest/

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

CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 is capable, as of January 27 2012, when used in accordance with the associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested at

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


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CICS TS Developer Trial is a fully functional offering that can be used to conduct PoT evaluations, covering the complete set of CICS TS V4.2 capabilities. It is designed for customers who want to assess the value gained from a CICS TS upgrade, before making an upgrade decision. CICS TS Developer Trial is for non-production use only.

IBM Rational products, such as Rational Developer for System z, Rational Team Concert™, Rational Asset Analyzer, and the Rational Developer for System z Unit Test feature, deliver comprehensive development solutions that help transform how to design, develop and deliver multi-platform applications, with lower costs and reduced risk. Rational Developer for System z and Rational Developer for System z Unit Test can accelerate the development of mainframe applications, including traditional CICS-based COBOL, PL/I, C/C++, and Assembler applications, CICS web services, and XML-based interfaces linking to the web.

CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 has the same capabilities with regard to product compatibility as the full CICS TS V4.2 offering. CICS TS Developer Trial can be used to evaluate how the latest capabilities in CICS TS V4.2 can be further enhanced and augmented with the latest capabilities of other IBM offerings, including those from the Rational, Tivoli®, WebSphere® and Information Management brands.



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Reference information
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For information on CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.2, refer to Software Announcement 211-080, dated April 5, 2011.



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Program number
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Program
number    VRM    Program name
 
5655-CIC  4.2.0  CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Developer Trial
 

Product identification number

                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number

5655-CIC            5655-Y15
 


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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Information Centers and publications
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Information Centers

The Information Center for CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 is available online, at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cicsts/v4r2/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.cics.ts.devtrial.doc/welcomePage/welcomePage.html

The following Information Centers are available for the full release of CICS TS V4.2, from the IBM Publications Center:

These Information Centers are also available online, at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cicsts/v4r2/index.jsp

The CICS TS Information Centers and Program Directory for CICS TS Developer Trial (GI13-0583-00) can be downloaded from the IBM Publications Center.

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

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

Simply search for the form number, then select download. If preferred, a CD-ROM of the required Information Center can be ordered from the Publications Center.

Printed publications

In addition to the softcopy information in the Information Center, the following documentation is printed and delivered with the product.

Title                                               Form number
 
License Information (in multi-language booklet)     GC34-2803-00
Memo to licensees                                   GI13-0584-00
CICS technical services flyer                       GI13-0546-01
 

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=212-010


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
Processor

CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 runs on any IBM System z machine that supports the required z/OS operating system.

For full details of hardware and software requirements for CICS TS V4.2, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27020857
Software requirements

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in the Program Directory document, available for the full CICS TS V4.2 product. Visit

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cicsts/v4r2/topic/com.ibm.cics.ts.doc/cicsts42-gaz.pdf

This documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 is for evaluation (non-production) use only, and offers restricted performance and capacity, and limited operational lifespan. It is intended as a try-before-you-buy version of the full CICS TS V4.2 product. For further details see the CICS TS V4.2 full product announcement. Refer to Software Announcement 211-080, dated April 5, 2011.

For additional information, refer to Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Performance considerations

CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 is for evaluation (non-production) use only, and offers restricted performance and capacity in comparison to the full CICS TS V4.2 product.

Planning information

Packaging

For details of elements shipped with CICS TS V4.2, refer to Software Announcement 211-080, dated April 5, 2011.



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Software Services
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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

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


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Ordering information
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Charge metric
Program name                  PID number  Charge metric
 
CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2  5655-CIC    no-charge
                                          Unlimited installs
 

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied).

To simplify the ordering process for CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2, the 'evaluation' order option in ShopzSeries should not be selected.

ShopzSeries is available in the US and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not yet available, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the standard IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp
CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2
 
Basic license: No charge. Unlimited installs
 
                                     Feature
Feature description                  number

Program Package                      0001
 
Basic license

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

Program name: CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2
Program PID: 5655-CIC
 
Entitlement                                
identifier   Description                   License option/Pricing metric

S016XVF      CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2  no-charge
                                           Unlimited installs
 
Orderable
supply ID    Language                      Distribution medium

S016XVD      Multilingual                  3590 tape
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-Y15
 
Entitlement                                
identifier   Description                   License option/Pricing metric
 
S016Z0T      CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2  no-charge
              Subscription and Support     Unlimited installs
 
Orderable 
Supply ID    Description
 
S016Z28      CICS TS Developer Trial S&S Hardcopy
 

Customized Offerings

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

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

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

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

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



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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents, such as the IBM International License Agreement for Evaluation of Programs.

Licensing

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 is licensed under the IBM International License Agreement for Evaluation of Programs (ILAE). It is a no-charge product and program support is not provided. Instead, support enquiries can be submitted to the following forum, monitored by IBM, and IBM will attempt to respond in a reasonable time.

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/connect/cicsdev/

To address any serviceability issues, from the date of availability, CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 will be updated, periodically, to include the latest service fixes. There is no limit to the number of copies and subsequent releases of CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 that can be ordered and used.

IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information number

CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2

License: L-AFOS-8G5G4U

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

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

Yes

Limited warranty

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

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

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

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

Program support

Program support is not provided with CICS TS Developer Trial. Instead, you can submit support enquiries at the following forum, monitored by IBM, and IBM will attempt to respond in a reasonable time:

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/connect/cicsdev/

To address any serviceability issues, from the date of availability, CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 will be updated, periodically, to include the latest service fixes. There is no limit to the number of copies and subsequent releases of CICS TS Developer Trial V4.2 that can be ordered and used.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restrictions

Yes

Software Subscription and Support applies

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

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

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

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

No. Not applicable for a no-charge product.



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Prices
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Further information is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

For further information, contact your local IBM representative.



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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