IBM WebSphere ILOG Business Rule Management System for z/OS , V7.1 brings new capabilities for authoring, managing, and deploying automated decision logic

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-121
April 27, 2010

 
 ENUS210-121.PDF (135KB)

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WebSphere® ILOG® Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) for z/OS®, V7.1 brings the following new capabilities:

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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The WebSphere ILOG Business Rule Management System (BRMS) product line is used to define, deploy, execute, monitor, and maintain the variety and complexity of business decision logic used by operational systems within an organization or enterprise.

WebSphere ILOG BRMS for z/OS, V7.1 builds on the strengths of IBM's market-leading offering to deliver:

Enhancements in WebSphere ILOG BRMS for z/OS, V7.1:


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


 
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June 25, 2010


 
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WebSphere ILOG BRMS manages the life cycle of business rules and allows business decision logic to be externalized from core application code and processes, thus allowing both technical developers and line-of-business experts to define and manage decision logic that drives the behavior of operational systems.

New and improved capabilities in WebSphere ILOG BRMS for z/OS, V7.1 are as follows:

WebSphere ILOG JRules for z/OS, V7.1 includes Rule Studio for Java™, a developer tool for creating rule-based decision services and for integrating business rules into any Java application or architecture, and Rule Execution Server for Java, which provides execution and services provisioning for those decision services on major J2EE application servers.

WebSphere ILOG Rule Team Server for z/OS, V7.1 delivers an enterprise rule repository and line-of-business user tools for authoring, managing, and deploying business rule-based decisions.

WebSphere ILOG Decision Validation Services for z/OS, V7.1 extends Rule Team Server with line-of-business focused testing and simulation capabilities for Java-based rule projects. Decision Validation Services installs onto Rule Team Server V7.0, or later. It also provides an additional auditing and reporting capability for the Rule Execution Server for Java. The Decision Warehouse component provides a query tool to easily find information on how rules are being executed in production applications and to tie that information back to the associated rule definition in Rule Team Server.

WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL V7.1 improves the ability to define, maintain, and govern decision logic used in COBOL-based applications. Rules for COBOL is ideal for companies that deploy business rules in COBOL, but want to benefit from the latest BRMS technology. The rules in a COBOL application can be incrementally migrated to a central business rule repository for external management, even directly by business users, and still be executed in COBOL code.

For the current list of languages supported, visit

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

Accessibility by people with disabilities

You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance 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 Web site

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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WebSphere ILOG BRMS products help organizations increase their agility in responding to changing market and regulatory conditions by allowing decision logic changes to be easily and rapidly deployed, while also providing comprehensive governance capabilities to ensure that changes meet the needs of the organization and the systems which they affect. By using WebSphere ILOG BRMS, the following benefits can be realized:

The WebSphere ILOG BRMS products are designed to work with a variety of operating systems and IT infrastructure technologies, allowing WebSphere ILOG BRMS to act as a unifying component across an enterprise architecture. Further, WebSphere ILOG BRMS products complement the IBM Business Process Management (BPM) offerings, attaching to WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition, FileNet® Active Content Edition and Lombardi TeamWorks. The combination of BPM WebSphere ILOG BRMS further increases organizational agility, by improving both the orchestration and oversight of the entire process and the handling of context-specific, highly variable decision points within the process.


 
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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
 5655-V82      7.1     IBM WebSphere ILOG JRules for z/OS
 5655-V84      7.1     IBM WebSphere ILOG Rule Team Server for z/OS
 5655-V87      7.1     IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL
 5655-V89      7.1     IBM WebSphere ILOG Decision Validation
                        Services for z/OS

Product identification number

 
                    Subscription and    Program
Program PID number  Support PID number  name
 
5655-V82            5655-V83            IBM WebSphere ILOG
                                         JRules for z/OS
                                         V7.1
 
5655-V84            5655-V85            IBM WebSphere ILOG
                                         Rule Team Server
                                         for z/OS V7.1
 
5655-V87            5655-V88            IBM WebSphere ILOG
                                         Rules for COBOL V7.1
 
5655-V89            5655-V90            IBM WebSphere ILOG
                                         Decision Validation
                                         Services for z/OS V7.1

 
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Professional Services are available to help your 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 consulting teams.

To contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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

For additional information on capabilities, contact an IBM Global Services representative. For further information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services

 
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Training is available for:

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of WebSphere courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM WebSphere Education Web site. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/websphere/education

Refer to the IBM WebSphere Education Web site for information on course locations and availability dates. Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

The IBM WebSphere Education team delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help customers and IBM Business Partners successfully deploy service-oriented architecture (SOA) and integrate WebSphere middleware products to achieve the maximum benefit.

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. A study by the IBM WebSphere Support Team has shown that lack of training is the third most common cause of deployment issues for three years running. Our curriculum provides a unique training value built on exclusive product knowledge direct from IBM Developers cemented with expert instructors and flexible time and cost-saving training options. The IBM WebSphere Education team works closely with product developers and 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.

With over 200 courses across eight curriculums, WebSphere Education provides training that spans the spectrum of skills needs from introductory product overviews to advanced programming and administration. Hands-on labs let you work with fully functional versions of the software you are studying to round out your training experience. Several training options are available, including classroom, private customized courses, or instructor-led or self-paced online learning, letting you train from your office without traveling.

For more information about available education offerings, visit

http://www.ibm.com/websphere/education

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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=210-184

 
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The IBM Publications Center

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

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) 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.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any IBM System z processor (or equivalent) capable of running the required level of operating system, that has enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, IBM WebSphere ILOG for z/OS products, the access methods, and the application programs.

Software requirements
z/OS V1.9, or later
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0, V6.1, or V7.0
DB2® for z/OS, V8.1 or V9.1

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.

Planning information

Direct customer support

Direct customer support is provided for IBM WebSphere ILOG for z/OS products 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 IBM WebSphere ILOG for z/OS product packages contain:

Security, auditability, and control

IBM WebSphere ILOG for z/OS products 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
 
                 Part number or
Program name     PID number           Charge metric
IBM WebSphere    5655-V82             Value Unit
 ILOG JRules
 for z/OS V7.1
 
IBM WebSphere    5655-V84             Value Unit
 ILOG Rule Team
 Server
 for z/OS V7.1
 
IBM WebSphere    5655-V87             Value Unit
 ILOG Rules for
 COBOL V7.1
 
IBM WebSphere    5655-V89             Value Unit
 ILOG Decision
 Validation
 Services for
 z/OS V7.1

VU Value Unit

VU Value Unit is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. VU Value Unit entitlements are based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement, either users or resources, for the given program. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of VU Value Units required for your environment as defined by the specific program terms. The VU Value Unit entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with VU Value Unit entitlements of another program. To understand these benefits of VU Value Unit licensing, and to determine how many VU Value Units to obtain for the program, contact your IBM representative.

The programs in this announcement have Value Unit-based pricing.

Program
number     Program name            Value Unit Exhibit
 
5655-V82   IBM WebSphere ILOG      VUE007
            JRules for z/OS
            V7.1
 
5655-V84   IBM WebSphere ILOG      VUE007
            Rule Team Server
            for z/OS V7.1
 
5655-V87   IBM WebSphere ILOG      VUE007
            Rules for COBOL
            V7.1
 
5655-V89   IBM WebSphere ILOG      VUE007
            Decision Validation
            Services for z/OS V7.1

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

After June 25, 2010, you can download the WebSphere ILOG z/OS products from the IBM Web Management Web site. Visit

https://www.ibm.com/services/forms/preLogin.do?lang=en_US&source=swg-rfa
Basic license

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

IBM WebSphere ILOG for z/OS, V7.1 products are eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name  IBM WebSphere ILOG JRules for z/OS, V7.1
Program PID   5655-V82
 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier      Description              Pricing metric
 
S015L2F         IBM WebSphere ILOG       Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 JRules for z/OS V7.1
 
 
Program name  IBM WebSphere ILOG Rule Team Server for z/OS, V7.1
Program PID   5655-V84
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S015L2X         IBM WebSphere ILOG   Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Rule Team Server
                 for z/OS V7.1
 
Program name  IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL, V7.1
Program PID   5655-V87
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S015L3F         IBM WebSphere ILOG   Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Rules for COBOL
                 V7.1
 
Program name  IBM WebSphere ILOG Decision Validation
              Services for z/OS, V7.1
Program PID   5655-V89
 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier   Description                 Pricing metric
 
S015L3X      IBM WebSphere ILOG          Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
              Decision Validation
              Services for z/OS V7.1
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 ILOG JRules for z/OS, V7.1
Program PID:  5655-V82
 
Entitlement                                     License option/
identifier   Description                        Pricing metric
 
S015L2F      IBM WebSphere ILOG JRules          Basic OTC, per
              for z/OS V7.1                     Value Unit
 
Orderable supply ID    Language        Distribution medium
 
 
S015L2N                English         DVD
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V83
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier  Description              Pricing metric
 
S015L2J     IBM WebSphere ILOG       Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             JRules for z/OS S&S     No charge, decline SW S&S
                                     Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable supply ID    Language  Distribution medium
 
S015L2T                English    --
 
 
 
Program name: IBM WebSphere ILOG Rule Team Server
              for z/OS, V7.1
Program PID:  5655-V84
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric
 
S015L2X      IBM WebSphere ILOG Rule         Basic OTC, per
              Team Server for z/OS V7.1      Value Unit
 
Orderable supply ID    Language        Distribution medium
 
 
S015L33                English         DVD
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V85
 
Entitlement                             License option/
identifier  Description                 Pricing metric
 
S015L36     IBM WebSphere ILOG          Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Rule Team Server           No charge, decline SW S&S
             for z/OS S&S               Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable supply ID    Language  Distribution medium
 
S015L3B                English    --
 
 
 
Program name: IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL, V7.1
Program PID:  5655-V87
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric
 
S015L3F      IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules     Basic OTC, per Value
              for COBOL V7.1              Unit
 
Orderable supply ID    Language        Distribution medium
 
 
S015L3K                English         DVD
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V88
 
Entitlement                             License option/
identifier  Description                 Pricing metric
 
S015L3P     IBM WebSphere ILOG          Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Rules for COBOL S&S        No charge, decline SW S&S
                                        Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable supply ID    Language  Distribution medium
 
S015L3T                English    --
 
 
 
Program name: IBM WebSphere ILOG Decision Validation Services
              for z/OS, V7.1
Program PID:  5655-V89
 
Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier   Description                         Pricing metric
 
S015L3X      IBM WebSphere ILOG Decision         Basic OTC, per
              Validation Services for            Value Unit
              z/OS V7.1
 
Orderable supply ID    Language        Distribution medium
 
 
S015L42                English         DVD
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V90
 
Entitlement                   License option/
identifier  Description                  Pricing metric
 
S015L47     IBM WebSphere ILOG           Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Decision Validation         No charge, decline SW S&S
             Services for z/OS S&S       Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable supply ID    Language  Distribution medium
 
S015L49                English    --
 
 
 

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 (IAASM). 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 Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

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

Media type for this software product is chosen during the Customized Offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

1
3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

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 programs 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 programs as long as support is in effect.

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

License Information form number

IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL 7.1: L-ASAY-83ZCXJ

The programs' License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

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 Web site

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

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

Yes

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-V82   IBM WebSphere ILOG      Execution       
            JRules for z/OS V7.1    based
 
5655-V84   IBM WebSphere ILOG      Execution        
            Rule Team Server        based
            for z/OS V7.1
 
5655-V87   IBM WebSphere ILOG      Execution        
            Rules for COBOL         based
            V7.1
 
5655-V89   IBM WebSphere ILOG      Execution        
            Decision Validation     based
            Services for z/OS V7.1
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 theThe IBM System z Machines Exhibit, Z125-3901, or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits Web site

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

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

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms 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 Web site

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 Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer™ On/Off Capacity on Demand - Software (Z125-6611) must be signed prior to use.


 
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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

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

Program name: IBM WebSphere ILOG JRules for z/OS, V7.1
Program PID:  5655-V82
 
Entitlement                         License option/
identifier   Description            Pricing metric
 
S015L2F      IBM WebSphere ILOG     Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
              JRules for z/OS V7.1  Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V83
 
Entitlement                         License option/
identifier  Description             Pricing metric
 
S015L2J     IBM WebSphere ILOG      Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             JRules for z/OS        No charge, decline SW S&S
             S&S                    Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Program name: IBM WebSphere ILOG Rule Team Server for z/OS, V7.1
Program PID:  5655-V84
 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier   Description                 Pricing metric
 
S015L2X      IBM WebSphere ILOG Rule     Basic OTC, per Value Unit
              Team Server for z/OS V7.1  Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V85
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier  Description              Pricing metric
 
S015L36     IBM WebSphere ILOG       Basic ASC Per Value Unit SW S&S
             Rule Team Server        No charge, decline SW S&S
             for z/OS S&S            Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Program name: IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL, V7.1
Program PID:  5655-V87
 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier   Description                 Pricing metric
 
S015L3F      IBM WebSphere ILOG          Basic OTC, per Value Unit
              Rules for COBOL V7.1       Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V88
 
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier  Description               Pricing metric
 
S015L3P     IBM WebSphere ILOG        Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Rules for COBOL          No charge, decline SW S&S
             S&S                      Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Program name: IBM WebSphere ILOG Decision Validation Services
               for z/OS, V7.1
Program PID:  5655-V89
 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier   Description                 Pricing metric
 
S015L3X      IBM WebSphere ILOG          Basic OTC, per Value Unit
              Decision Validation        Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
              Services for z/OS V7.1
 
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V90
 
Entitlement                         License option/
identifier  Description             Pricing metric
 
S015L47     IBM WebSphere ILOG      Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Decision Validation    No charge, decline SW S&S
             Services for z/OS S&S  Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
 

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 (IAASM). 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.

For current prices, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.


 
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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)
For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
 
For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.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

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

eServer and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

WebSphere, ILOG, z/OS, IBM, System z, FileNet, DB2, S/390, SystemPac, Passport Advantage, Parallel Sysplex, OS/390, z/Architecture, System z9 and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

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

 

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