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IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS , V7.5 combines rules and events management on z/OS and adds new rule execution capabilities for mainframe applications

IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS , V7.5 combines rules and events management on z/OS and adds new rule execution capabilities for mainframe applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-429
October 4, 2011

ENUS211-429.PDF ENUS211-429.PDF

Table of contents
Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices
Program number Program number  Order now Order now

(Corrected on October 3, 2012)

Terms and conditions section revised.

(Corrected on October 24, 2011)

Basic license section modified.

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IBM® WebSphere® Operational Decision Management for z/OS® , V7.5 provides capabilities to:

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



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IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS , V7.5, a combined business rules and events management platform, provides comprehensive automation and governance of operational decisions that control the actions of critical business applications. This offering provides multiple business rule execution choices for z/OS customers, including a new business rule deployment option for Enterprise COBOL batch applications which can run stand-alone or hosted within a CICS® 4.x region.

WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS and WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS enable organizations in virtually every industry to improve the quality of transaction and process-related decisions that are made repeatedly within mainframe applications, determining the appropriate course of action for each customer, partner, and internal interaction:



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Key prerequisites
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IBM System z® or equivalent hardware system capable of running z/OS V1.11, or later.

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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December 9, 2011



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The ability to effectively automate decision making within and across operational systems is imperative for maximizing organizational efficiency, increasing employee productivity, and improving the quality of actions that are made repeatedly in the course of the business day. In many cases, making the best decision at a given moment requires an understanding of a number of different factors, including:

IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS , V7.5 addresses decision automation challenges by enabling organizations to build highly flexible, adaptable solutions that can detect and react to data patterns as they occur within a specified time period, and then provide the appropriate decision response to transactional and process-oriented applications.

The offering is built on IBM's market-leading business rules management technology ( WebSphere ILOG® Business Rule Management System), enhanced with IBM's capabilities for detecting time-based events in order to drive more responsive actions to business opportunities or risk conditions ( WebSphere Business Events).

WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS , V7.5 consists of two orderable products, which together form a comprehensive platform for the management and execution of business rules and business events:

A separate product offering, IBM WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS , provides the same business rule execution capabilities that are packaged within WebSphere Decision Server for z/OS , improving automation and maintainability of rule-based decision logic.

WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS enables the creation of applications to intelligently automate a wide range of decisions. Some examples of these kinds of decision management applications include:

WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS provides the ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions, align across business and IT, and act with precision and reliability.

For the current list of languages supported, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/websphere/ilog_supported_languages.html

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

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. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

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

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

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.



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Decision management is an approach combining software and expertise to increase the value of the frequent customer, partner, and internal interactions that take place within and across business systems. It involves both being able to make the best possible decision at the current moment based on data and situational context, as well as being able to use data to discover insights that can be used to continually improve decisions over time. These decisions may be fully automated (for example, through an online application or a self-service point-of-sale system) or they may be used to provide decision support to people (for example, through a system used at a call center, branch or store location, or in the back-office).

There are two primary technology areas that fit within the decision management concept:

While these two technology areas are highly complementary, they can be used separately or together as part of a decision management solution. Each area brings a different focus to improving process and transactional decisions.

WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS provides the power to intelligently automate a wide range of decisions across applications, uniting IBM's market-leading capabilities for business rules management and business event processing in order to drive more responsive actions to business opportunities or risk conditions. By enhancing IBM's market-leading business rules repository to also govern event-based decisions, this offering gives organizations comprehensive capabilities to define and maintain the logic that will drive the actions of critical business systems.

WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS , V7.5 advances and brings together IBM's WebSphere ILOG Business Rule Management System (BRMS) and WebSphere Business Events. This process began in 2010 with the release of WebSphere Decision Server V7.1, which bundled the Java-based development tooling and runtime components for business rules and business events. With WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS , IBM is now providing a combined business rules and events management platform with specific runtime capabilities for CICS , COBOL, and Java-based applications running on the mainframe.

Benefits of migrating to WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS , V7.5

What is new and of interest for customers of existing precursor products who have current Software Subscription and Support agreements is as follows:

For WebSphere Business Events for z/OS customers:

For WebSphere ILOG BRMS z/OS customers:



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 Program               Program
 number        VRM     name
 
 5655-Y07      7.5.0   IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management
                        for z/OS
 5655-ILG      7.5.0   IBM WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS
 

Product identification number

WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS , V7.5

 
                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number

5655-Y07            5655-Y08
 

WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS , V7.5

 
                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number

5655-ILG            5655-ILH
 


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Professional Services are available to help clients get into production quickly and, if desirable, to assist with planning and growing into full-blown business integration solutions. These services can be provided through our IBM Business Partner community or through IBM Global Services.

To contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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


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IBM delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help customers successfully deploy and integrate Application and Integration middleware products to their maximum potential.

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education available to help your company prosper in today's competitive marketplace. We take pride in our ability to deliver successful education programs that provide your people with the skills necessary to make your business profitable using IBM software.

The IBM education team works closely with IBM product developers and IBM services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. We draw from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students.

For more information about available education offerings, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Business Partner information

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

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=211-429


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The following publication is shipped with this program.

         Title                                               Order Number
 
WebSphere Operation Decision Management for z/OS, V7.5       GI11-9601-00
 - Program Directory
 
WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS, V7.5                      GI11-9602-00
 - Program Directory
 

The documentation for WebSphere Operation Decision Management for z/OS , V7.5 is provided as an information center. Visit,

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dmanager/v7r5/index.jsp

The information center will be available on December 9, 2011.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM System z processor, including z10™ , and zEnterprise™ or an equivalent hardware system capable of running z/OS 1.11, or later.

Software requirements

Effective October 4, 2011, visit the following websites for a complete detailed list of hardware and software requirements:

IBM WebSphere Decision Server for z/OS , V7.5

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023061

IBM WebSphere Decision Center for z/OS , V7.5

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023060

IBM WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS , V7.5

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023062

WebSphere Decision Server for z/OS , V7.5

Operating systems

Transaction servers

Execute on z/OS with Rule Execution Server, zRule Execution Server for z/OS , and Event Runtime

Execute on z/OS with Event Runtime

Databases

Execute on z/OS with Rule Execution Server, zRule Execution Server for z/OS , and Event Runtime

Programming languages

Execute on z/OS with zRule Execution Server for z/OS or execute on Windows™ with Cobol Management

Java™

Executes on z/OS with Rule Execution Server, zRule Execution Server for z/OS , and Event Runtime

Software Development Kit

Executes on Microsoft™ Windows with Cobol Management, Event Designer, Rule Designer, and Scorecard Modeler

Analysis tool

Executes on Microsoft Windows with Cobol Management, Event Designer, Rule Designer, and Scorecard Modeler

Application server

Executes on z/OS with Rule Execution Server and Event Runtime

Enterprise Service Bus

Executes on z/OS with Event Runtime

WebSphere Decision Center for z/OS , V7.5

Operating systems

Databases

Execute on z/OS with Decision Center and Decision Center for Business Space

Java

Executes on z/OS with Decision Center and Decision Center for Business Space

Application server

Executes on z/OS with Decision Center and Decision Center for Business Space

WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS , V7.5

Operating systems

Transaction servers

Execute on z/OS with Rule Execution Server and zRule Execution Server for z/OS

Databases

Execute on z/OS with Rule Execution Server and zRule Execution Server for z/OS

Programming languages

Execute on z/OS with zRule Execution Server for z/OS or execute on Windows with Cobol Management

Java

Executes on z/OS with Rule Execution Server and zRule Execution Server for z/OS

Software Development Kit

Executes on Microsoft Windows with Cobol Management, Rule Designer, and Scorecard Modeler

Analysis tool

Executes on Microsoft Windows with Cobol Management, Rule Designer, and Scorecard Modeler

Application server

Executes on z/OS with Rule Execution Server

Microsoft Windows to run:

Microsoft Windows levels supported

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.

Limitations

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

Planning information

Direct customer support

Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

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

The WebSphere Decision Server for z/OS , V7.5 product package includes:

The WebSphere Decision Center for z/OS , V7.5 product package includes:

The WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS , V7.5 product package includes:

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

Security, auditability, and control

IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS , V7.5 and IBM WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS , V7.5 use the security and auditability features of the host 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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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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Charge metric
 
Program name                PID number           Charge metric
 
IBM WebSphere Operational   5655-Y07             Value Unit
 Decision Management
 for z/OS, V7.5
 
IBM WebSphere Business      5655-ILG             Value Unit
 Rules for z/OS, V7.5
 

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
number      Program name              Value Unit exhibit
 
5655-Y07    WebSphere Operational     VUE007
             Decision Management
             for z/OS, V7.5
 
5655-ILG    WebSphere Business Rules  VUE007
             for z/OS, V7.5

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 VUE007

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

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

 
 Hardware    Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30    6
MP3000 H50    8
MP3000 H70   12
ESL models    2

Ordering example

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

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units
Base          3   *  1.00            =    3.00
Tier A       42   *   .45            =   18.90
Tier B      130   *   .36            =   46.80
Tier C      140   *   .27            =   37.80
Tier D    1,185   *   .20            =  237.00
 
Total     1,500                         343.50

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

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

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

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp
5655-Y07   IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS, V7.5
 
5655-Y08   IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS
            Software Subscription and Support
 
5655-ILG   IBM WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS, V7.5
 
5655-ILH   IBM WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS
            Software Subscription and Support
 
Basic license

On/Off CoD

IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS , V7.5 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name: IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management
               for z/OS, V7.5
Program PID:  5655-Y07
 
Entitlement                                 License option/
identifier      Description                 Pricing metric
 
S016VN4        IBM WebSphere Decision       Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                Server for z/OS
 
S016VN5        IBM WebSphere Decision       Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                Center for z/OS
 

IBM WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS , V7.5 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name: IBM WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS, V7.5
Program PID:  5655-ILG
 
Entitlement                                 License option/
identifier      Description                 Pricing metric
 
S016H06        IBM WebSphere Business       Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                Rules for z/OS
 
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       Value Units/MSU
Base         1-3      1.00
Tier A       4-45     0.45
Tier B      46-175    0.36
Tier C     176-315    0.27
Tier D     316+       0.20

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: IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management
               for z/OS, V7.5
Program PID:  5655-Y07
 
Entitlement                                   License option/
identifier   Description                      Pricing metric
 
S016VN4      IBM WebSphere Decision           Basic OTC, Value Units
              Server for z/OS
 
S016VN4      IBM WebSphere Decision           Basic OTC, Value Units
              Server for z/OS
              Trade-up from WebSphere
              ILOG Business Rules
              for z/OS
 

Orderable supply ID    Language               Distribution medium
 
S016VMX                US English             3590 tape cartridge uncomp

 
Entitlement                                   License option/
identifier   Description                      Pricing metric
 
S016VN5      IBM WebSphere Decision           Basic OTC, Value Units
              Center for z/OS
 

Orderable supply ID    Language               Distribution medium
 
S016VN0                US English             3590 tape cartridge uncomp
 

Program name: IBM WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS, V7.5
Program PID:  5655-ILG
 
Entitlement                                   License option/
identifier   Description                      Pricing metric
 
S016H06      IBM WebSphere Business           Basic OTC, Value Units
              Rules for z/OS
 

Orderable supply ID    Language               Distribution medium
 
S016WF3                US English             3590 tape cartridge uncomp
 

Note: Orderable supply ID S016H07 (DVD media) has been replaced by Orderable supply ID S016WF3 (3590 tape) for V7.5.

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-Y08

 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier  Description                  Pricing metric
 
S016VN6     IBM WebSphere Decision       Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Server for z/OS             No charge, decline SW S&S
            Subscription and Support     Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
S016VN9                US English                 Hardcopy pub
 
 
 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier  Description                  Pricing metric
 
S016VN7     IBM WebSphere Decision       Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Center for z/OS             No charge, decline SW S&S
            Subscription and Support     Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
S016VNC                US English                 Hardcopy pub
 

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-ILH

 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier  Description                  Pricing metric
 
S016H0M     IBM WebSphere Business       Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Rules for z/OS              No charge, decline SW S&S
            Subscription and Support     Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
S016H0N                US English                 Hardcopy pub
 

Subscription and Support

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

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

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

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

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

Single version charging

To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized Offerings

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

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

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

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, 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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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

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

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

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

License Information form number

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

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

Yes

Limited warranty

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

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

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

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

Program support

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

Money-back guarantee

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

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

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes

Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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

Other support

SoftwareXcel

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

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

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

Program                                                 
number      Program name           Terms                
 
5655-Y07   WebSphere Operational   Execution-based
            Decision Management
            for z/OS, V7.5
 
5655-ILG   WebSphere Business      Execution-based
            Rules for z/OS, V7.5
 
Full-capacity mainframes

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

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

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

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

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

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

Execution based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full machine based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM System z Machines Exhibit , Z125-3901, or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits website

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

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

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

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

Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

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

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

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

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

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



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Program name: IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management
               for z/OS, V7.5
Program PID:  5655-Y07
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric
 
S016VN4      IBM WebSphere Decision          Basic OTC, per Value Unit
              Server for z/OS                Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-Y08
 
Entitlement                                License option/
identifier   Description                   Pricing metric
 
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              Server for z/OS              No charge, decline SW S&S
              Subscription and Support     Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric
 
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              Center for z/OS                Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-Y08
 
Entitlement                                License option/
identifier   Description                   Pricing metric
 
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              Subscription and Support     Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Program name: IBM WebSphere Business Rules for z/OS, V7.5
Program PID:  5655-ILG
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric
 
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              Rules for z/OS                 Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-ILH
 
Entitlement                                License option/
identifier   Description                   Pricing metric
 
S016H0M      IBM WebSphere Business        Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              Rules for z/OS               No charge, decline SW S&S
              Subscription and Support     Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 

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