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|At a glance|
Research for Enterprise Systems (RES) Suite helps streamline systems governance, operations, automation, quality control, and data management in System z® environments. They also help enhance and complete IBM® Tivoli® Workload Scheduler for z/OS® .
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Research for Enterprise Systems (RES) Suite helps organizations increase efficiency and quality of their information systems. The suite also works with IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS to improve optimization and reliability.
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|Planned availability date|
March 01, 2013: Electronic general availability (eGA)
Research for Enterprise Systems (RES) Suite helps streamline systems governance, operations, automation, quality control, and data management in IBM System z environments. It also enhances and completes IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS .
RES Suite augments Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS .
RES Suite J-MAN provides syntax checking, quality control, cloning for multiple environments, automatic application of the rules based on predefined standards, and other features. It gives an effective response to problems that can arise related to the generation and maintenance of batch production environments. It provides features for:
RES Suite Docet/MP is a complete solution for detailed documentation, mapping, and impact analysis of the corporate IT assets for both the mainframe and distributed systems. It provides you with a comprehensive view of all the information system objects, including the Tivoli Workload Scheduler objects, and their relationships, to guarantee data consistency and facilitate object management. It provides features for:
RES Suite Re-Engineering improves the performance and quality of batch processing flows and reduces the batch windows, helping you to efficiently design the scheduling networks and jobs. It provides the following features:
RES Suite UpTown/MP supports batch modernization projects providing complete autonomy for users to execute and manage on-demand batch processes. It provides features for:
RES Suite Ws-Planning provides the ability to monitor and predict the performance of a batch production environment. It is essential for the advanced understanding of what will happen in the next production processing window and to help identify possible impacts on the service against any delays in processing. It provides the following features:
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Program Program number VRM name 5655-T69 4.1 RES Suite UpTown/MP 5655-T64 4.1 RES Suite Docet/MP 5655-T65 4.1 RES Suite J-MAN 5655-T71 4.1 RES Suite Re-Engineering 5655-T72 4.1 RES Suite Ws-Planning 5655-T70 1.1 RES Suite UpTown/MP S&S 5655-T63 1.1 RES Suite Docet/MP S&S 5655-T66 1.1 RES Suite J-MAN S&S 5655-T68 1.1 RES Suite Re-Engineering S&S 5655-T67 1.1 RES Suite Ws-Planning S&S
Subscription and Program PID number Support PID number RES Suite Docet/MP 5655-T64 5655-T63 RES Suite J-MAN 5655-T65 5655-T66 RES Suite UpTown/MP 5655-T69 5655-T70 RES Suite Re-Engineering 5655-T71 5655-T68 RES Suite Ws-Planning 5655-T72 5655-T67
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No publications are shipped with these programs.
Publications can be downloaded by entitled customers from RES website:
The products in this announcement are designed to operate with:
The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.
The program package is distributed via electronic software downloaded by entitled customers from RES website
The product uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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|Licensing metric definitions and pricing examples|
Value Unit-based pricing
Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages.
Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.
Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.
For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:
To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool website
Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.
To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.
An engine is also referred to as a central processor (CP) or processor. Engines for traditional workloads are called General Purpose CPs. Engines for Linux workloads are called Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or Linux-only engines. Engines for Coupling Facility workloads are called Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) engines.
IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)
This optional facility enables additional processing capacity exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the model designation of a System z or OS/390® server. Consequently, executing Linux workload on the IBM IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS , OS/390 , VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems or applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications that run on the IFL. The IFL may be dedicated to a single Linux-mode logical partition or it may be shared by multiple Linux-mode logical partitions. Installations should note that the Linux workspace enabled by this facility will not support any of the S/390® traditional operating systems ( OS/390 , TPF, VSE, or VM). Only Linux applications or Linux operating in conjunction with the Virtual Image Facility, an environment that operates within a logical partition or in native S/390 mode and provides the capability to create multiple Linux images, is supported by the IBM S/390 IFL.
Millions of Service Units (MSU) is defined as millions of CPU service units per hour; the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390 or System z software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM , or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs). For more detailed information about System z software pricing, go to
Standby or backup systems
For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm and hot. In cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire other licenses or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.
As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes.
Cold: A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.
Warm: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.
Hot: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlement(s) for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.
Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data, or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switchover between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.
In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files or transactions, maintaining a heartbeat, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be obtained.
A Value Unit is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. Value Unit entitlements are based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement, for example MSUs, users, engines, tape drives, and so on, for the given software. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of Value Units required for licensee's environment as specified in the specific program terms. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with other Value Unit entitlements of another program.
Part number or Program name PID number Charge metric RES Suite UpTown/MP 5655-T69 Per Value Unit RES Suite Docet/MP 5655-T64 Per Value Unit RES Suite J-MAN 5655-T65 Per Value Unit RES Suite Re-Engineering 5655-T71 Per Value Unit RES Suite Ws-Planning 5655-T72 Per Value Unit
VUE 020 table
No. MSUs No. MSUs Value Units minimum maximum per MSU Tier 1 1 3 1.00 Tier 2 4 45 0.15 Tier 3 46 175 0.08 Tier 4 176 315 0.04 Tier 5 316 >316 0.03
The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.
Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit 5655-T69 RES Suite UpTown/MP VUE020 5655-T64 RES Suite Docet/MP VUE020 5655-T65 RES Suite J-MAN VUE020 5655-T71 RES Suite Re-Engineering VUE020 5655-T72 RES Suite Ws-Planning VUE020
For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity . Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:
Value Unit exhibit VUE020
Value Level Minimum Maximum Units/MSU Base 1 3 1 Tier A 4 45 0.15 Tier B 46 175 0.08 Tier C 176 315 0.04 Tier D 316 + 0.03
Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:
Value HW Units/machine MP3000 H30 3 MP3000 H50 4 MP3000 H70 6 ESL models 1
Ordering information for 5655-T64, 5655-T65, 5655-T69, 5655-T71, and 5655-T72 MSU-based System z offerings. To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option.
Program name: RES Suite Docet/MP V4.1 Program PID: 5655-T64 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S017718 RES Suite Docet/MP Basic OTC, per Value Unit Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
Program name: RES Suite Docet/MP S&S Subscription and Support PID: 5655-T63 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S01770V RES Suite Docet/MP S&S Basic ASC, per VU SWS&S No charge, decline SW S&S Per MSU SW S&S reg.
Program name: RES Suite UpTown/MP V4.1 Program PID: 5655-T69 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S01771S RES Suite UpTown/MP Basic OTC, per Value Unit Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
Program name: RES Suite UpTown/MP S&S Subscription and Support PID: 5655-T70 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S01771W RES Suite UpTown/MP S&S Basic ASC, per VU SWS&S No charge, decline SW S&S Per MSU SW S&S reg.
Program name: RES Suite J-MAN V4.1 Program PID: 5655-T65 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S01771C RES Suite J-MAN Basic OTC, per Value Unit Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
Program name: RES Suite J-MAN S&S Subscription and Support PID: 5655-T66 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S01771G RES Suite J-MAN S&S Basic ASC, per VU SWS&S No charge, decline SW S&S Per MSU SW S&S reg.
Program name: RES Suite Re-Engineering V4.1 Program PID: 5655-T71 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S017720 RES Suite Re-Engineering Basic OTC, per Value Unit Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
Program name: RES Suite Re-Engineering S&S Subscription and Support PID: 5655-T68 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S01771N RES Suite Re-Engineering S&S Basic ASC, per VU SWS&S No charge, decline SW S&S Per MSU SW S&S reg.
Program name: RES Suite Ws-Planning V4.1 Program PID: 5655-T72 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S017723 RES Suite Ws-Planning Basic OTC, per Value Unit Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
Program name: RES Suite Ws-Planning S&S Subscription and Support PID: 5655-T67 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S01771K RES Suite Ws-Planning S&S Basic ASC, per VU SWS&S No charge, decline SW S&S Per MSU SW S&S reg.
|Terms and conditions|
The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.
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