IBM z/OS V1.10 offers new scalability, performance, availability, economics, and solutions for enterprise information

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-186
August 5, 2008

 
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Today IBM® announces z/OS® V1.10. This release of the z/OS operating system builds on leadership capabilities, enhances time-tested technologies, and leverages deep synergies with the IBM System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC) and IBM System Storagetm family of products. z/OS V1.10 supports new capabilities designed to provide:

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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Today, Information Technology (IT) is woven into almost everything we do. The demands on IT solutions are greater than ever often requiring the delivery of more service, value, or capabilities, in less time, or with fewer resources. Accomplishing "more with less" can be achieved by adopting a platform solution that is designed to drive efficiencies and economies of scale; accommodate business needs through flexible, virtual, and autonomic capabilities; help reduce the risk of lost productivity, downtime, or security breaches; and enable business innovation through the extension of existing investments and adoption of newer technologies.

Get the most of your IT investment with z/OS. The marriage of z/OS and the System z platform delivers advanced scalability, resiliency, security, workload management, and autonomic capabilities to help you, while minimizing excesses and waste of system resources and operations. System z and z/OS redefine investment protection by going to great lengths to keep applications and data available, system resources secure, server utilization high, and programming environments adaptable.

Today IBM announces z/OS Version 1 Release 10. In this release of the z/OS operating system, IBM delivers a platform that is designed to drive efficiencies and economies of scale; accommodate business needs through flexible, virtual, and autonomic capabilities; help reduce the risk of lost productivity, downtime, or security breaches; and enable business innovation through the extension of existing investments and adoption of newer technologies.

z/OS V1.10 and the new IBM System z/10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC) server together are designed to deliver tremendous economies of scale and adaptability of resources and this can help with consolidating enterprise data stores, co-locating applications close to the data, and reducing the incidence of siloed data in the enterprise. With support for up to 641 engines in a single logical partition (also available on z/OS V1.9) and up to 1.0 terabyte (TB) of real memory per LPAR (also available on z/OS V1.8 and later), your application and data serving requirements may not have to be partitioned on unnatural boundaries. In z/OS V1.10 (and available with z/OS V1.9), the memory architecture is extended to support large (1 MB) pages in addition to the existing 4 KB page size, which is expected to reduce memory management overhead for exploiting applications. System scalability, by itself, is not enough. The system must also perform well. With z/OS V1.10 and the z10 server is a new function, HiperDispatch (also available on z/OS V1.7 and later), that is designed to dispatch z/OS workloads intelligently and help improve performance for higher n-way systems. The new Capacity Provisioning Manager, also available on z/OS V1.9 with PTF UA39307, can monitor z/OS systems on z10 servers, and activate and deactivate temporary capacity automatically or by user input.

This release of z/OS and the IBM System Storage family of products together are designed to deliver improvements to data storage scalability, availability, and productivity. Extended Address Volumes (EAV), a capability available only with z/OS V1.10 and IBM System Storage DS8000tm Release 4.0, enables you to define volumes as large as 223 GB to relieve storage constraints and help you simplify storage management by providing the ability to manage fewer, large volumes as opposed to many small volumes. In future releases, the EAV will continue to expand on this strategy.2 A new Basic HyperSwap capability (enabled by TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for System z (5698-TPC) or IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Basic Edition for System z V3.4 (5698-TRB)), provides a low-cost, single-site, high-availability disk solution which allows the configuration of disk-replication services using an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) from z/OS. The total cost of ownership (TCO) for the platform can be improved with more eligible exploiters for specialty engines. The world-class z/OS Global Mirror disaster recovery solution is enabled to exploit the IBM System z10 and System z9® Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) specialty engine. The zIIP essentially becomes a z/OS data mirroring engine that can provide better price performance and improved utilization of resources at the mirrored site. With z/OS V1.10, z/OS XML System Services now exploits both zAAPs and zIIPs. The zIIP-Assisted HiperSockets for Large Messages capability helps lower processor utilization for handling of large outbound messages, and helps make new workload traffic from XML, JAVA, and other languages, as well as general bulk data transfers more attractive on the platform. The new IBM Scalable Architecture for Financial Reporting (a service offering of IBM Global Business Services) can be enabled for the zIIP. This service offers customer architects an efficient and scalable business intelligence reporting solution on z/OS and uses your operational data store to create timely reports for critical decision making.

System z availability is legendary. With this release of z/OS IBM continues to refine its error checking, fault tolerance, isolation, error recovery, and diagnostic capabilities. These new capabilities include improved console processing, JES2 dynamic exit capability, automatic dump and re-IPL, new IBM Health Checker for z/OS services, automatic restart for JES2 NJE connections, identification of users of large amounts of fixed storage, and improvements in Parallel Sysplex® function.

z/OS V1.10 not only can help you reduce the risk of downtime, but can help reduce the risk of security breaches as well. z/OS System Integrity -- IBM's long-term commitment to protecting key z/OS system resources together with enhancements to z/OS Security Server (RACF®), SSL, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Services, and cryptography, including support for RFA key, ISO Format-3 PIN block, 13-Digit through 19-Digit PAN data, and SHA algorithms, make z/OS a highly secure hub for your data and applications. With z/OS V1.10, the z/OS Communications Server takes network security to the next level providing improvements to policy-based networking components of NSS, IPSec, and AT-TLS. Building on its history of Intrusion Detection Services (IDS), the z/OS Communications Server also introduces new defensive filtering capability. Defensive filters are evaluated ahead of configured IP filters, and can be created dynamically, designed to give added protection and minimal disruption of services in the event of an attack.

Productivity can be improved with simplified administration. z/OS V1.10 provides improvements in the areas of simplifying diagnosis, problem determination, and migration; network and security management; as well as overall z/OS, I/O configuration, sysplex, and storage operations. Improvements include: the IBM Configuration Assistant for z/OS Communications Server adds file import capabilities and support for IP address group definition to make the Configuration Assistant more responsive to networking needs; IBM Health Checker for z/OS provides not only more checks, but also support for log browse and saving data across IPLs (both of which can help improve analysis and problem determination), as well as support for the new Migration Health Checks; Hardware Configuration Manager now includes support for configuration packages and importing and exporting I/O configuration data in a manner similar to that of HCD, as well as improved named views. In z/OS V1.10, SMP/E helps simplify the task of installing new hardware and software by helping you identify required PTFs quickly without having to use the lists contained in Preventive Service Planning (PSP) buckets. IBM middleware plans to support simplified application development technologies as well. IBM CICS® Explorer, the new face of CICS (see Software Announcement 208-248, dated August 05, 2008)2 is intended to help speed deployment of new CICS-based business applications on z/OS.

Viewing the individual functional enhancements of z/OS over the years does not reflect the full scope of the holistic nature of the platform. Taken together, the improvements provided by z/OS V1.10, the z10, and DS8000 can mean significant scalability, resiliency, security, workload management, and price performance capabilities for your data serving, transaction processing, as well as Business Intelligence (BI) Applications and Data Warehouse (DW) workloads. For example, DB2® for z/OS and IMStm workloads can gain benefit from improvements from many of the following: hashed DSAB searches; EAVs; Basic HyperSwap; HiperDispatch; IBM System Storage DS8000 AMP (Adaptive Multi-stream Prefetching); and the z10 server's processors, memory, I/O and network bandwidth. IBM DB2 V9.1 for z/OS (DB2 9) workloads can benefit from z/OS V1.10's additional XML exploitation of the zIIP specialty processor, and the z10 server's hardware implementation of decimal floating point functions. Of course, other applications and subsystems can benefit from the deep synergy of the System z platform too.

With the addition of Business Intelligence (BI), Data Warehousing solutions (DW), and reporting tools to z/OS V1.10, this platform, widely recognized for robust OLTP, also offers a solid foundation for Operational Business Intelligence (OPBI). There are many BI/DW solutions and tools available on System z today including DataQuant, Alphablox, as well as the newly announced IBM Scalable Architecture for Financial Reporting. With this host of solutions, BI/DW applications on System z can benefit from many of the platform's advantages to deliver faster access to data on z/OS while offering a consolidated view of the data with DW, BI, and OLTP on the same platform. By leveraging z/OS and System z availablity, security, and resiliency characteristics, BI/DW applications can help to meet the operational requirements of business while offering potential for TCO improvements through the exploitation of speciality engines.

z/OS V1.10 is the next step in the evolution of IBM's flagship System z mainframe operating system. It raises the bar on scalability, performance, availability, and economics for the platform. It provides control over system resources, flexibility and autonomics for unforeseen demands, world-class security and availability, and deep synergies within the platform. z/OS provides a solid foundation for extending existing applications, expanding access to core data, and adopting new technologies.

1 The total number of processors defined in a z/OS logical partition is the sum of general-purpose processors (CPs) plus System z9 Application Assist Processors (zAAPs), and IBM System z9 Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs), or System z10 Application Assist Processors (zAAPs) and IBM System z10 Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs). This support is also available on z/OS V1.9.

2 All statements regarding IBM' future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only.


 
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z/OS V1.10 will run on these IBM System z servers:

For a complete description of z/OS V1.10 software prerequisites, refer to z/OS Planning for Installation (GA22-7504), when available.


 
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September 26, 2008


 
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Ease of use

IBM has embarked on a long-term commitment to simplify the z/OS platform. The past several releases of z/OS delivered improvements in the areas of simplifying diagnosis and problem determination, network and security management, and also overall z/OS I/O configuration, sysplex, and storage operations. These improvements can help simplify systems management; improve application programmer, system programmer, and operator productivity; and make the functions easier to understand and use. Updates for z/OS V1.10 include:

Details on the ease-of-use enhancements intended for z/OS V1.10:

Scalability and performance

z/OS and its subsystems provide for scalability not only based on chip speeds, but on a single image, clustering, storage and data handling basis as well. This holistic and balanced approach to scalability means your System z environment is capable of handling the growth of your user base, applications, business processes, and data processing needs.

Scalability improvements for z/OS V1.10 include:

System scalability, by itself, is not enough. The system must also perform well. z/OS V1.10 with System z10 supports HiperDispatch, a capability that can provide intelligent dispatching of z/OS workloads, to help improve the performance for higher n-way systems.

Many individual component enhancements intended to provide increased scalability, improved performance, and constraint relief are available for z/OS V1.10, including improvements in DFSMShsm, IOS, Virtual Storage Management (VSM), Allocation, OAM, and XES/XCF.

Details on the scalability improvements intended for z/OS V1.10:

Application integration

Like other operating systems, z/OS provides support for current application enablement technologies, but what sets z/OS apart is the ability to operate both new and existing applications within the same system, and in close proximity to the corporate data residing on z/OS. WebSphere® applications can run on the same z/OS system as the DB2 database, which can enable tight, security-rich local connections ideal for high volume transactional throughput. Current CICS or IMS transactions can be extended with these new technologies intended to deliver value in new and innovative ways, without incurring the substantial cost required to rip and replace current core assets.

The z/OS platform supports many new application development technologies, such as Java, Perl, PHP, XML, Unicode, HTML, SOAP, and other Web services. But z/OS continues to update its traditional application development tools too, with recent enhancements including the System REXX facility, METAL C facility, support for z10 EC hardware decimal floating-point, and an ISO standard-based XL C/C++ compiler. IBM middleware is supporting new applications development technologies as well. For example, the IBM CICS Explorer, the new face of CICS (see Software Announcement 208-248, dated August 05, 2008) is intended to help speed deployment of new CICS-based business applications on z/OS.

z/OS V1.10 has enabled additional XML processing to be made eligible for the zIIP and zAAP specialty processors. IBM middleware and other products can benefit from this new functionality in addition to taking advantage of the z/OS XML System Services capabilities available today. These enhancements are expected to help improve the price performance of XML processing on z/OS and ultimately may help facilitate the decision to develop more XML-based applications on z/OS.

z/OS V1.10 provides application development and application integration improvements and updates for the following: Program Management Binder; dbx debugger; XL C/C++, HLASM, NFS Server and Client.

Details on the application development improvements intended for z/OS V1.10:

Security

Security is a word that many professional associate with the mainframe. The combination of time-tested z/OS technologies and z/OS system integrity -- IBM's long term commitment to protecting key z/OS system resources means z/OS is a natural choice if you want a platform that can help keep enterprise-wide data and transactions secure. Longstanding z/OS technologies, such as RACF to manage authorization and access to z/OS resources, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to provide low cost Certificate Authority life-cycle management on z/OS, and DB2 use of z/OS multilevel security (MLS), are designed to help you meet the stringent security requirements of multi-agency access to data, and are constantly being updated to address and often exceed clients' needs.

For z/OS V1.10, the following security updates are available: z/OS exploitation for RACF password phrases, additional RACF integration with IBM Tivoli® Directory Server for z/OS (LDAP), improved RACF administration, and new cryptographic support.

z/OS security capabilities do not stop at the server, but extend into the network as well. For z/OS V1.10 the z/OS Communications Server provides improvements to its policy-based networking components, NSS, IPSec, and AT-TLS. Building on its history of Intrusion Detection Services (IDS), the z/OS Communications Server also introduces new defensive filtering capability. Defensive filters are evaluated ahead of configured IP filters, and can be created dynamically, designed for added protection and minimal disruption of services in the event of an attack.

Details on security enhancements in z/OS V1.10:

In z/OS V1.10, IBM updates the z/OS Cryptographic Services Integrated Cryptographic Services Facility (ICSF) with the functionality introduced in the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1.7-V1.9 and z/OS.e V1.7-V1.8 Web deliverable.

The highlights of the ICSF enhancements to z/OS are:

In z/OS V1.10, support for these functional enhancements to System SSL is available:

In z/OS V1.10, IBM provides an additional IBM Tivoli Directory Server for z/OS extended operation remote service to support group access checking in addition to user access checking. This new function is available on z/OS V1.8 and z/OS V1.9 with the PTF for APAR OA23078.

In z/OS V1.10, the IBM Tivoli Directory Server for z/OS provides enhancements for IBM Tivoli Directory Server compatibility and support of new z/OS Security Server RACF function.

These network security enhancements are available for z/OS Communications Server:

In z/OS V1.10, IBM provides the ability for unauthorized applications to use Subsystem Interface (SSI) functions for SSI function codes 11, 75, 79, and 80 when used with JES3. These functions are intended to allow programs to be written for user destination validation, sending messages to other users over the network, using the SYSOUT Application Programming Interface (SAPI), and obtaining detailed status information about jobs and SYSOUT in the JES queue. This function in JES3 is in addition to existing similar function in JES2.

Effective November 21, 2008, Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1.8 through z/OS V1.10 and z/OS.e V1.8 Web deliverable (ICSF) will become available. To obtain this Web deliverable, visit

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

This Web deliverable supports z/OS V1.8 through z/OS V1.10 and z/OS.e V1.8 and contains:

Support for 13-Digit through 19-Digit PAN data

Credit card companies sometimes perform card security code computations based on Personal Account Number (PAN) data. Currently, ICSF callable services CSNBCSV (VISA CVV Service Verify) and CSNBCSG (VISA CVV Service Generate) are used to verify and to generate a VISA Card Verification Value (CVV) or a MasterCard Card Verification Code (CVC). The ICSF callable services currently support 13, 16, and 19-digit PAN data. To provide additional flexibility, new keywords PAN-14, PAN-15, PAN-17, and PAN-18 are implemented in the rule array for both CSNBCSG and CSNBCSV to indicate that the PAN data is composed of 14, 15, 17, or 18 PAN digits, respectively.

New Crypto Query Service

The ICSF Web deliverable includes a new callable service, ICSF Query Algorithms, which retrieves information about the cryptographic and hash algorithms that are available based on hardware options and software installed on System z.

Enhanced SAF Checking

The ICSF Web deliverable introduces Key Token Policies to augment the existing security controls of symmetric and asymmetric keys stored in the CKDS and PKDS. The Key Token Policy provides a set control points for the management of keys stored in an ICSF key data set. The policy control points are designed to:

Enable Key Token Checking
Enable Default Key Label Checking
Identify and prevent duplicate keys tokens from being stored in the ICSF key data sets.

As part of the Key Token Policy support, ICSF is replacing the PKDS cache with an in-storage copy of the PKDS similar to the in-storage copies of the CKDS and the TKDS. In addition, the in-storage copies are designed to be kept current in a sysplex environment where the PKDS is shared through the use of sysplex messaging.

Availability

There is more to "availability" than just the server being up -- the application and the data must be available with good performance as well. For the System z platform this means hardware, connectivity, operating system, subsystem, database, and application availability too. z/OS, System z servers, and System Storage disk working together can provide outstanding availability:

z/OS also advances availability even beyond the z/OS image to include network and storage:

Beyond single system availability are z/OS Parallel Sysplex clustering and GDPS® disaster recovery. Parallel Sysplex is designed to provide your data sharing applications and data with not only continuous availability for both planned and unplanned outages, but also near-linear scalability and read/write access to shared data across all systems in the Parallel Sysplex for data sharing applications. z/OS V1.10 includes enhancements in support of Parallel Sysplex: Load Balancing Advisor support of subplexes, XCF improvements, RACF improved data integrity, and more. This release of z/OS and all other supported releases support updated GDPS V3.5 as well.

Details on availability improvements for z/OS V1.10:

Optimization and management capabilities

With the ability to intelligently manage workloads, reprioritize work, and dynamically reallocate system resources between applications quickly and efficiently, z/OS and System z are designed to handle unexpected workload spikes, and to improve your system's efficiency and availability while meeting your application and business priorities.

z/OS Workload Manager (WLM) is a leader in the industry in delivering the management of mixed diverse workloads according to business goals, including response time goals. The scope of the Workload Manager and its exploiters extends from managing the incoming TCP/IP and SNA traffic to managing requests for I/O. z/OS middleware like DB2, CICS, IMS, WebSphere MQ, and other WebSphere products can take advantage of WLM to manage the priority and execution of transaction requests across z/OS systems. z/OS V1.10 WLM provides the following: enhanced contention management, improved management of zIIP workloads, the ability to manage selected components in service class SYSTEM, and new Performance Block delay states.

Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS) is a software suite that is designed to automatically manage data from creation to expiration. z/OS V1.10 provides many optimization and management capability enhancements for DFSMSrmm and DFSMShsm. These functions provide monitoring and management capabilities that are intended to improve storage administrator productivity and simplify the storage management in a z/OS environment. DFSMSrmm improvements include: interaction with IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center and a better interaction with IBM Integrated Removable Media Manager; enhanced reporting capabilities; and new policies for tape scratch pool, retention, and expiration management.

Details on optimization and management enhancements for z/OS V1.10 include:

Networking

The z/OS Communications Server supports highly secure TCP/IP, SNA, and UNIX networking throughout an enterprise. It provides Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and networking protocol support to enable SNA and TCP/IP applications running on z/OS to communicate with partner applications or users on the same system, on other systems within a single data center, or in distant locations. The z/OS Communications Server not only maintains and improves on existing communication, but also pushes z/OS into the forefront of networking technologies, by introducing such concepts as Application-transparent TLS, policy-based networking, and centralized configuration of TCP/IP nodes.

z/OS Communications Server designs for z/OS V1.10 include:

Note: For more z/OS Communications Server enhancements, see the Security and Availability sections.

Details on networking enhancements in z/OS V1.10:


 
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The many enhancements in z/OS V1.10 continue to position z/OS as IBM's flagship mainframe operating system. These innovations provide proof points of IBM's commitment to System z. Designed and developed together with System z servers and key IBM middleware such as DB2, IMS, CICS, and WebSphere Application Server, z/OS provides the qualities of service that many customers rely upon for their mission-critical business data, transactions, and applications.

System z and z/OS are ideally suited to perform as a data serving hub for the enterprise. The platform's classic strengths of availability, security, reliability, scalability, and management have made the mainframe the de facto gold standard for data serving and OLTP. Market requirements for increased security and simplified data management, and the increasing need for real-time Business Intelligence make consolidating more data onto the mainframe an attractive option for many enterprises. New technologies, such as XML, represent net data serving workloads on the platform.

System z and z/OS are ideal for participating in service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions. SOA services may be considered similar to and treated the same as transactions and one of the key strengths of the mainframe and z/OS is transaction processing. As organizations adopt SOA as the guiding architectural framework for development of enterprise applications, the newly deployed services quickly become business-critical components of the application infrastructure. Eventually, SOA services must be treated as mission critical and should be deployed on the robust, scalable, secure, high-performance platform offered by z/OS.

The culmination of over four decades of cooperation, coordination, and integration between z/OS and System z servers, the mainframe is an ideal security hub for the enterprise. IBM's commitment to z/OS System Integrity coupled with the latest security enhancements can help your business protect users, applications, and data, which can ultimately help manage risk and meet compliance guidelines. Centralized definition, application, maintenance, and management of security policies help simplify security infrastructures as well.

To address mainframe skills at a functional level, z/OS will also continue to deliver on IBM's commitment of simplifying z/OS (as well as overall mainframe) operations. z/OS simplification is not intended to "dumb-down" z/OS function. Rather, the intent is to simplify systems management, improve application, system programmer, and operator productivity, and make the functions easier to understand and use for both current and new IT professionals.


 
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z/OS V1.10 is planned to be the last release that includes IPCS Problem Management Subcommands. If you currently use the IPCS problem management subcommands to report and track problems, consider using IBM Tivoli Information Management for z/OS V7 (5698-A08) or a similar product. IBM plans to continue to enhance the dump and trace analysis and display facilities of IPCS.

IBM plans to discontinue delivery of software on 3480, 3480 Compressed (3480C), and 3490E tape media. IBM recommends using Internet delivery when ordering your z/OS products or service, which eliminates tape handling. If you must use physical delivery, you may continue to choose 3590 or 3592 tape media. Internet delivery is IBM's flagship delivery method; therefore, future software delivery enhancements will be focused on Internet delivery.

In a future release of z/OS, IBM plans to make RFC4301 compliance mandatory. RFC4301 "Security Architecture for the Internet Protocol" specifies the base architecture for IPSec-compliant systems, including restrictions on the routing of fragmented packets. In z/OS V1R10 RFC4301 compliance enforcement is an optional setting in z/OS IPSec policy. Changing an IPSec policy from being noncompliant to compliant may require minor changes to IP filters for IP traffic that is routed through z/OS. The IBM Configuration Assistant for z/OS Communications Server includes functions to assist with identifying and making such changes.

IBM plans to pursue an evaluation to the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 using National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) for the System SSL component of the Cryptographic Services element of z/OS. The scope of this evaluation will include algorithms provided by the CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions (CPACF) that are utilized by System SSL. This is intended to help satisfy the need for FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic functions when using z/OS Communications Server capabilities such as AT-TLS and protocols such as TN3270 and FTP when secured using AT-TLS.

z/OS V1.10 is planned to be the last release to allow attaching zSeries® File System (zFS) multi-file system aggregates that are to be shared across systems in a sysplex. IBM has previously recommended that these multi-file system aggregates not be shared in a sysplex environment. Once this support has been removed, attempts to attach zFS multi-file system aggregates will fail in a z/OS UNIX System Services shared file system environment.

In a future release, IBM plans to withdraw support for zFS multi-file system aggregates. When this support is withdrawn, only zFS compatibility mode aggregates will be supported. (A zFS compatibility mode aggregate has a single file system per data set.)

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

Hardware and software support services

Installation services

IBM offers a number of remote and on-site IBM Operational Support Services, Migration Services, and Installation Services designed to accelerate productive use of the IBM solution. These services are provided by IBM or an IBM Business Partner at an additional charge. For additional information, contact an IBM representative and ask for IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) Services for z/OS.


 
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Software Announcement 208-248, dated August 05, 2008 (CICS)
Software Announcement 208-042, dated February 26, 2008 (IBM z/OS V1.10)
Software Announcement 207-175, dated August 07, 2007 (IBM z/OS V1.9 delivers a highly secure infrastructure you need for your demanding data serving requirements)
Software Announcement 207-018, dated February 06, 2007 (IBM z/OS V1.9 advanced infrastructure solutions for your business needs)
Software Announcement 206-190, dated August 08, 2006 (IBM z/OS V1.8 -- Extending the enterprise-wide role)
Software Announcement 206-191, dated August 08, 2006 (IBM z/OS.e V1.8 -- Affordability for mainframe enterprise and Web-based applications)

 
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Services

IBM provides many services that can help analyze, maintain, deploy, and/or optimize your z/OS environment. Here are some new services from IBM:

IBM Scalable Architecture for Financial Reporting

Today, IBM announces a new Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing reporting solution for z/OS which can be enabled for the zIIP specialty processor. The IBM Scalable Architecture for Financial Reporting (SAFR) is a solution from IBM Global Business Services (GBS) that is designed to deal with the problem of efficiently reporting on large volumes of transactional data. It is based on a set of software components and embedded patented technology which may be customized for use with new or existing data extraction and reporting applications. SAFR's ability to report directly from operational data means that it can rapidly produce accurate, consistent, and transparent outputs. It is highly scalable, and can be easily updated to accommodate changing business needs. The SAFR solution may also be a low-cost solution, when evaluated on a cost-per-report basis. The reporting from SAFR can help support key corporate flagship decision-making, such as: high-performance analysis of account activity, determining product pricing, detecting fraud, analyzing sales revenue, as well as enhancing existing enterprise applications. It is often used when high-volume table scan and join processes create workloads that are difficult to handle through SQL or other standard techniques or tools. SAFR employs a number of techniques to reduce run-time and resource utilization, including the generation of machine code highly optimized for System z, and exploits the zIIP specialty processor.

IBM GBS can architect SAFR to exploit the zIIP specialty processor. Specifically, the processing of data extract phase of the SAFR Performance Engine (that which pulls data from multiple data sources, joins with data looked up from internal tables, performs transformations, and outputs the data to extract files) may be eligible for the zIIP. Other restrictions to zIIP-enablement may apply.

The Scalable Architecture for Financial Reporting requires: z/OS V1.8 or later (with zIIP-enabling PTF), DB2 Universal Databasetm for z/OS or for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Version 8 or later (used as data source and metadata repository), DFSORT or equivalent, System z9 or z10 with or without zIIP(s), and IBM Global Business Services. For more information on the IBM Scalable Architecture for Financial Reporting from IBM Global Business Services, see

http://www.ibm.com/systems/zbi

IBM Extended Address Volume (EAV)

IBM offers an optional Extended Address Volume (EAV)-enablement service to help you adapt your storage environment to more quickly and efficiently take advantage of EAV capability. IBM storage specialists, certified in data migration best practices and IBM's nondisruptive data migration software, Softek zDMF and Softek TDMFtm z/OS, will work with you, to plan and execute the storage rearrangement and consolidation necessary to achieve optimal EAV benefits. These specialists will help with the assessment, planning, moving, validating, and management of the data that will be moved onto the larger extended address volumes. For more information on this EAV-enablement data migration service, contact your local IBM GTS representative or Niraj Desai at desain@us.ibm.com.

IBM Rapid Deployment

Increasing business demands have companies rethinking their approach to quickly delivering a responsive and secure environment. To facilitate this with the installation and implementation of z/OS and DB2, IBM Systems and Technology Group (STG) Lab Services introduces the IBM Rapid Deployment of z/OS and DB2 services offering.

This new service is intended for customers new to z/OS who want a predefined, preintegrated, preconfigured, and pretested z/OS and DB2 environment and who want this environment deployed quickly. IBM STG Lab Services can have a new mainframe system operational and optimized for use as a data server within days. The data serving environment is defined using IBM best practices and is configured for high availability and high scalability.

The IBM Rapid Deployment service delivers an environment designed to support business workloads ranging from transactional to SAP and data warehousing. The result is a simplified, complete system for deploying your applications that incorporates enhanced features such as data sharing on IBM hardware in a pretested configuration.

IBM Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex Middleware - DB2 data sharing, CICS enablement and WebSphere Application enablement

To assist with the assessment, design, planning, implementation, testing, and backup and recovery of System z Sysplex Middleware, IBM Global Technology Services announced and made available the IBM Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex Middleware Service offering which is designed for clients who want to:

  1. Enhance the availability of their data
  2. Enable applications to take full utilization of all servers' resources
  3. Share application system resources in order to meet business goals
  4. Manage multiple systems as a single system from a single point of control
  5. Respond to unpredicted growth by quickly adding computing power to match business requirements without disrupting their business
  6. Build on the current investments in hardware, software, applications, and skills while potentially reducing computing costs

The IBM Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex Middleware - DB2 data sharing offering consists of six selectable modules; each is a stand-alone module that can be individually acquired. The first module is an infrastructure assessment module, followed by five modules which address the following DB2 data sharing disciplines:

  1. DB2 data sharing Planning
  2. DB2 data sharing Implementation
  3. Adding Additional data sharing Members
  4. DB2 data sharing Testing
  5. DB2 data sharing Backup and Recovery

The IBM Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex Middleware - CICS enablement offering consists of five selectable modules. The first module is a CICS application review module, followed by four modules which address the following CICS disciplines:

  1. z/OS CICS infrastructure Review
  2. CICS Implementation
  3. CICS application migration
  4. CICS health check

The IBM Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex Middleware - WebSphere Application Server enablement offering consists of three selectable modules. The first module is a WebSphere Application Server network deployment Planning and Design module, followed by two modules which address the following WebSphere Application Server disciplines:

  1. WebSphere Application Server network deployment Implementation
  2. WebSphere Application Server health check

For more information on this offering, you may visit the Web site below or contact your IBM representative.

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

IBM Data Mobility Services

In order to be flexible and adaptive to changing business needs, you need the freedom to move data easily -- regardless of how and why it is moved. Whether you need to move data for storage or server consolidation, infrastructure optimization, technology refresh, or data center relocation, you need the flexibility to perform all of these activities with minimal disruption to your 24/7 applications and business operations.

IBM provides a wide range of data mobility solutions. Storage infrastructure discovery, assessment, design, planning, implementation, and validation services are available for all of your data migration projects from simple to complex utilizing the Softek suite of data mobility products.

The Softek Data Mobility suite can help you reduce costs, lower risk, and increase control in z/OS environments by moving data nondisruptively on-line at either the volume or data set level.

For more information on these services, contact your IBM representative.

GDPS V3.5 enhancements

The automation in GDPS can give your disaster recovery (DR) solution the added peace of mind of always being ready. Many companies practice disaster recovery testing, but a real disaster is not a test. Procedures may not be current or key people may be unavailable. Recovery from an actual disaster may take significantly longer than planned, which may affect bottom-line revenue for the business. GDPS helps remove these concerns by managing and monitoring remote copy disk when properly configured, combined with features designed to automate the recovery actions. In addition, GDPS provides automation capabilities for planned data center activities. This helps to remove people as a single point of failure.

As of March 31, 2008, GDPS V3.5 is designed to enhance heterogeneous data management, expand GDPS/XRC availability and scalability, and help improve usability. This can be achieved through new functions such as:

More detailed information on the GDPS service offerings is available at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/gdps

IBM Software Services for WebSphere

IBM Software Services for WebSphere (ISSW) 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.

ISSW is adept at building effective teams consisting of your staff and IBM Global Business Services personnel, or with a global systems integrator of your choice to support the successful deployment of WebSphere Transformation Extender. ISSW brings product, technology, and best-practices expertise that can make any implementation team more effective. As specialists in WebSphere products, IBM has the collective experience of hundreds of live customer implementations and hundreds of consultants globally to help ensure success.

ISSW professionals complement the project delivery team by providing deep insight into product technology and architecture as well as linkages back to the software development organization. ISSW services offerings are tailored to your individual needs, with services that range from a full outsourced deployment to focused specialist services packages that enable a project team or client to address specific challenges.

ISSW can also assist you with upgrading from earlier versions of WebSphere products. Any migration of applications involves proper planning, estimation, and timed execution. ISSW can assist by precisely assessing and evaluating your existing infrastructure and support system. ISSW has extensive, proven experience in successful product migrations.

Our ISSW consultants:

Packaged and custom service offerings are available, including specific predefined services offerings to get you off to a running start with WebSphere process integration products.

ISSW offers technical, product-specific services for WebSphere software products in each of these four categories:

Visit the Web sites below to learn more about IBM Software Services for WebSphere capabilities, and how to contact your ISSW sales specialist for specific information about services offerings for WebSphere integration products.

For more information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/services/services.html#wbi

Your ISSW sales specialist may be found at

http://www.ibm.com/WebSphere/developer/services/contacts.html

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

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

Installation and customization

Effective with z/OS V1.10, the entitled Customized Offerings will provide the following enhancements:

Fee-based software services offerings

IODF by host FTP now available

To send your I/O Definition File (IODF) for your SystemPac® order, you had to use your workstation Internet connection. Now, you can submit an IODF directly from your z/OS host using the CustomPac FTP utility. Sending an IODF using the host FTP option not only provides you with an alternate path to send your IODF files to IBM in case you can't connect to the IBM FTP server with your workstation, but does not require Java applets with your browsers.

For more information on CustomPac go to

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

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

In the U.S. and Canada, call 1-800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) to enroll in one or more of these classes. To find other z/OS-related courses, visit

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

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

z/OS V1.10 runs on the following IBM servers:

Software requirements

The z/OS base is a system that can be IPLed. There are no software prerequisites in order to IPL. Specific functions may require additional products not included in the z/OS base, or in the optional features of z/OS. Refer to z/OS Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) for a listing of specific software requirements at

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

Coexistence, release migrations, and fallback

z/OS gives you compatibility and flexibility as you migrate systems in a multisystem configuration by allowing multiple releases of z/OS to coexist. This includes non-Parallel Sysplex and Parallel Sysplex multisystem configurations.

Coexistence allows systems within a multisystem configuration to be upgraded to a new release level of z/OS one system at a time. This is contingent on the fact that the release you are migrating to can coexist with the lowest release running in your multisystem configuration.

The Coexistence-Migration-Fallback and Service policies are aligned. IBM intends to continue the practice of providing service support for each release of z/OS for three years following its general availability (GA) date. IBM, at its sole discretion, may choose to leave a release supported for more than three years. In that case, more than three releases may be coexistence, migration, and fallback supported. However, any z/OS release having three or fewer months of service remaining at the time of GA of a new release will not be coexistence, migration, and fallback supported.

Note: These statements represent the current intention of IBM. IBM reserves the right to change or alter the Coexistence-Migration-Fallback policy in the future or to exclude certain releases beyond those stated. IBM development plans are subject to change or withdrawal without further notice. Any reliance on this direction is at the relying party's sole risk and does not create any liability or obligation for IBM.

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

The following table shows the z/OS releases that are coexistence-supported with z/OS V1.10.

Coexistence-supported releases

Release           Coexistence-supported with release in Column 1
 
z/OS V1.8 (4) or  z/OS V1.5 (1), z/OS V1.6 (2), z/OS V1.7 (3),
                  z/OS V1.8,
z/OS.e V1.8 (5)   z/OS.e V1.5, z/OS.e V1.6, z/OS.e V1.7, z/OS.e V1.8
 
z/OS V1.9 (6)     z/OS V1.7, z/OS V1.8, z/OS V1.9,
                  z/OS.e V1.7, z/OS.e V1.8
 
z/OS V1.10        z/OS V1.8, z/OS V1.9, z/OS V1.10,
                  z/OS.e V1.8
 
z/OS V1.11 (7)    z/OS V1.9, z/OS V1.10, z/OS V1.11
z/OS V1.12 (7)    z/OS V1.10, z/OS V1.11, z/OS V1.12

Notes:

  1. z/OS V1.5, and z/OS.e V1.5 end of service was March 2007.
  2. z/OS V1.6 and z/OS.e V1.6 end of service was September 2007.
  3. z/OS V1.7 and z/OS.e V1.7 end of service will be September 2008.
  4. z/OS V1.8 and z/OS.e V1.8 end of service will be September 2009.
  5. z/OS.e V1.8 was the last release of z/OS.e. It has been replaced with the new zNALC pricing offering available with z/OS.
  6. z/OS V1.9 end of service is planned to be September 2010.
  7. Operating system levels beyond z/OS V1.10 represent current intentions of IBM.

To address our customer requirements for defect support, IBM plans to announce a special extended lifecycle accommodation exclusively for z/OS V1.7. This accommodation is planned to provide a fee-based, corrective service (a fix, bypass, or restriction to a problem) beyond the withdrawal of service date of September 30, 2008, for z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01). This extended support is planned to be available for a period up to 2 years beyond the September 30, 2008, z/OS V1.7 discontinuance of service and is intended to provide users with more time to complete their migration to z/OS V1.8 or z/OS V1.9, while continuing to receive corrective service for z/OS V1.7. This support is not intended to change coexistence, migration, and fallback policies for z/OS.

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

It is very important that you order the required z/OS release you need for migration and coexistence while it is still available. Refer to information under Key dates to find out how long z/OS V1.10 will remain orderable.

For additional information on z/OS coexistence and release migration information, refer to z/OS Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at

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

For migrations inside the IBM migration and coexistence policy, IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) has fee-based offerings that provide a PTF on demand service for toleration and coexistence maintenance based upon a customer's SMP/E Consolidated Software Inventory (CSI). With these offerings, you specify the release of z/OS, or other products, or hardware (for example, 2094) to which you are migrating, and all configured toleration/coexistence maintenance for your current system (as specified by your CSI) will be delivered to you as a customized package in electronic or physical format. This is provided through the SoftwareXcel enterprise edition offering, via the Service Request and Delivery (SRD) function.

GTS also provides hands-on fee-based services to assess whether a migration outside the migration and coexistence policy might be possible. For more information on the migration services that GTS provides for both inside and outside the migration and coexistence policy, contact your local IBM sales specialist.

JES coexistence, release migrations, and fallback

IBM recommends that you migrate to the next version of JES2 or JES3 at the same time you migrate to the rest of z/OS. This way, you benefit directly from the new function provided by the most current JES and enable other elements and features to benefit from this level.

Fallback for z/OS is at a system level, rather than an element or feature level. When you migrate to JES2 or JES3 at the same time you migrate to z/OS, you cannot back out JES2 or JES3 separately; you can only back out the entire z/OS product.

However, because such a migration is not always practical, certain prior levels of JES2 and JES3 are supported with z/OS V1.10 so that you can stage your migration to z/OS V1.10 JES2 or JES3 (that is, migrate your JES2 or JES3 later). If you stage your migration to z/OS V1.10 JES2 or JES3, coexistence and fallback to a prior JES2 or JES3 is supported so long as the prior z/OS level can coexist with other z/OS and z/OS.e systems in the same MAS or multisystem complex.

For additional information on z/OS JES release migration and coexistence, refer to z/OS Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) by visiting

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

Additional information on z/OS V1.10 performance will be published at general availability. Contact an IBM representative at or after general availability.

User group requirements

z/OS V1.10 satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from IBM customers and one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Information on the specific User Group Requirements (numbers and descriptions) can be found at

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

Planning information

Direct customer support

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

Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Technology Services. For more information on services, call 1-888-426-4343.

To obtain information on customer eligibility and registration procedures, contact the appropriate support center.

Security, auditability, and control

Data security and auditability in the z/OS environment are enhanced by the functions available in the optional Security Server for z/OS feature. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


 
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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 U.S., Canada, 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 Web site at

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

Current licensees

For pricing information previously announced for z/OS V1, refer to

Key dates

To obtain the Web deliverable listed above, visit

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

The end of service for a Web deliverable occurs at end of service for the release on which it runs.

It is very important that you order the required z/OS release you need for migration and coexistence while it is still available. Refer to information under Key dates to find out how long z/OS V1.9 will remain orderable.

Products that are unavailable via CBPDO, ServerPac, or SystemPac such as Lotus® Domino® (5655-B86) can also be separately ordered for use with z/OS.

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

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

Please refer to the ShopzSeries Web site for product catalogs for the Customized Offerings

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

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

Current licensees of z/OS V1

z/OS V1 customers can migrate to z/OS V1.10 by ordering the release through the Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac, CBPDO) as they have done in the past.

For more details, refer to New licensees of z/OS V1.10.

New licensees of z/OS V1.10

This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac, CBPDO). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure. Refer to the Customized Offerings section for the media types offered. Production of z/OS V1.10 orders will begin on the planned general availability date, September 26, 2008. Ship dates for orders will be based on order sequence, Customized Offering selected, production capability, and customer-requested arrival date. Due to the amount of customization of ServerPac orders, shipments will begin approximately two weeks aftergeneral availability. Due to the amount of additional customization of SystemPac orders, shipments will begin approximately four weeks after order and data input verification. For CBPDO orders, shipments will begin one week after general availability. In all cases, no delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed arrival dates are in ESW.

Basic license

To order a basic license, specify the z/OS V1.10 program number 5694-A01. Proceed to select the features listed which are required and then select any optional features.

Single version charging

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

Basic machine-readable material

The following no-charge features are added to z/OS V1.10 and can be ordered effective August 5, 2008. These no-charge media features have pricing/billing features associated with them. It is those associated pricing/billing features where the charges are listed and not the media features listed below. See Notes below for details on past announcements for this information.

 
z/OS V1.10                      z/OS V1.10
feature description             orderable supply ID
 
 
Base                             S014MN7

Notes:

Basic publications

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

Basic unlicensed hardcopy publications
                                                 
                                                       Order
 Title                                                 number
 
 
 
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter                             GA22-7501 

The z/OS publications are available on the Internet at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/bkserv/
Basic unlicensed softcopy publications
                                                       Order
       Title                                           number
 
 
 
 z/OS Version 1 Release 10 Collection                  SK3T-4269 

For a fee, the customer can order the softcopy collections or any z/OS V1.10 documents available in hardcopy using the IBM Publications Center on the Web

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

For customers in 23 countries, the IBM Publications Center offers the option to order hardcopy publications or softcopy collections by customer number. Verify whether this option is available in the user's country.

For other publications ordering options, visit

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/bkserv/order_books.html
z/OS Version 1 Release 10 Collection ( BookManager and PDF)

z/OS Version 1 Release 10 Collection contains the z/OS V1.10 product books in both BookManager® and PDF softcopy formats on CD-ROM. If this collection is refreshed after general availability, an updated collection will be automatically sent to z/OS V1.10 licensees.

By general availability, the z/OS V1.10 books will be available at

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

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

Starting in October 2003, SoftCopy Librarian is supported only on Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

The latest version of the SoftCopy Librarian can be downloaded from this Web site

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

Optional machine-readable material

Optional unpriced features - z/OS V1.10

The following optional features, offered at no additional charge, are added to z/OS V1.10 and can be ordered effective August 5, 2008.

z/OS V1.10                                          z/OS V1.10
feature description                                 orderable supply ID
 
 
Communications Server Security Level 3                S014MMV
z/OS Security Level 3                                 S014MNM

Notes:

  1. This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac, CBPDO). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure. Refer to the Customized Offerings section for the media types offered.
  2. All the above features can be exported outside the U.S..
  3. These features should be ordered during this release cycle since they are not automatically included in all orders due to need for export regulation tracking.
Optional priced features

The following optional no-charge features are added to z/OS V1.10 and can be ordered effective August 5, 2008. These optional no-charge media features have pricing/billing features associated with them. It is those associated pricing/billing features where the charges are listed and not the media features listed below. See Notes below for details on past announcements for this information.

 
z/OS V1.10                      z/OS V1.10
feature description             orderable supply ID
 
 
BDT FTF                           S014MNL
BDT SNA NJE                       S014MM6
BookManager Build                 S014MM9
C/C++ without Debug               S014MMN
DFSMS dss,hsm                     S014MMK
DFSMS rmm                         S014MMB
DFSMS dss                         S014MN1
DFSMStvs                          S014MNX
DFSORT                            S014MN9
GDDM-PGF                          S014MNG
GDDM-REXX                         S014MNV
HCM                               S014MNP
HLASM Toolkit                     S014MMT
Infoprint Server                  S014MP1
JES3                              S014MND
RMF                               S014MN5
SDSF                              S014MNJ
Security Server                   S014MNW

Notes:

  1. The billing features and pricing information for the above feature descriptions are described in
    • Software Announcement 202-036, dated February 19, 2002
    • Software Announcement 202-105, dated April 30, 2002
    • Software Announcement 203-131, dated May 13, 2003
    • Software Announcement 204-056, dated April 07, 2004
    • Software Announcement 205-167, dated July 27, 2005
    • Software Announcement 207-006, dated January 09, 2007
    • Withdrawal Announcement 907-245, dated December 04, 2007
  2. This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac, CBPDO). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure. Refer to the Customized Offerings section for the media types offered.
  3. If the customer subsequently enables any of the optional priced features, those features also become subject to the payment terms of the existing z/OS license as described in z/OS Licensed Program Specifications (GA22-7503). The customer must notify IBM when an optional feature is enabled that was shipped disabled from IBM.
  4. One or both of the BDT optional features (File-to-File or SNA NJE) must be ordered and installed in order to use the BDT function shipped with the base.
  5. The DFSMS dss feature cannot be ordered with the DFSMS dss,hsm feature. Likewise, the DFSMS dss,hsm feature cannot be ordered with the DFSMS dss feature.

Optional unpriced National Language Version (NLV) features

The z/OS V1.10 NLV support features will become generally available on the same date the release becomes available.

z/OS V1.10 provides support in the languages listed below. However, not all elements within z/OS V1.10 are translated into each language. Refer to z/OS Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) for information on which elements are translated into which languages, by visiting

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

The following optional features, offered at no additional charge, are added to z/OS V1.10 and can be ordered effective August 5, 2008.

The NLV features for z/OS V1.10 are:

z/OS V1.10                          z/OS V1.10
NLV feature description             orderable supply ID
 
 
Brazilian Portuguese Base (PTB)     S014MM5
Brazilian Portuguese BookMgr        S014MMR
Build
Canadian French Base (FRC)          S014MM7
Canadian French BookMgr Build       S014MMJ
Danish Base (DAN)                   S014MP6
Dutch Base (NLD)                    S014MMW
French Base (FRA)                   S014MP5
French BookMgr Build                S014MPD
German Base (DEU)                   S014MP7
German BookMgr Build                S014MMP
Italian Base (ITA)                  S014MP3
JPN Base                            S014MP2
JPN C/C++ Without Debug             S014MNF
JPN Infoprint® Server               S014MMZ
JPN RMF                             S014MNN
JPN SDSF                            S014MN6
JPN Security Server                 S014MNB
Upper Case English Base (ENP)       S014MM4
Korean Base (KOR)                   S014MN2
Norwegian Base (NOR)                S014MN3
Spanish Base (ESP)                  S014MNS
Spanish BookMgr Build               S014MN4
Swedish Base (SVE)                  S014MN0
Swiss German Base (DES)             S014MN8
Simplified Chinese Base (CHS)       S014MP8
Traditional Chinese Base (CHT)      S014MNC

Notes:

Unlicensed documentation

Features not offered in z/OS V1.10

All features offered in z/OS V1.9 are offered in z/OS V1.10 except for the following:


z/OS optional NLV feature
 
 
JPN DFSORT
 
Note: The DFSORT English and Japanese panels have been removed
effective with z/OS V1.10.

Optional unlicensed publications

Optional unlicensed softcopy publications

The following optional one-time charge features are added to z/OS V1.10 and can be ordered effective August 5, 2008.

Subscriptions to the following softcopy collections may be ordered for a fee by specifying the one-time charge feature numbers listed below:

 
       Title                          Order       Orderable   
                                      number      supply ID
 
 
z/OS Software Products               SK3T-4270     S014MM3    
Collection
 
IBM System z                         SK3T-7876     S014MPB    
Redbooks Collection
 
z/OS Security Server                 SK3T-4272     S014MP9    
RACF Collection
 
z/OS Version 1 Release 10            SK3T-4271     S014MP0    
and Software Products DVD
Collection 

Notes:

The z/OS Software Products Collection now includes more than 1,925 unlicensed online documents for more than 400 z/OS software products and Parallel Sysplex, and a softcopy tools disc. This collection includes documents for multiple releases of software products that run on z/OS. The documents are provided in BookManager format and, when available, in PDF format as well.

The IBM System z Redbooks Collection contains IBM Redbooks, in PDF format, related to z/OS and other System z products. IBM Redbooks, which are produced by the International Technical Support Organization, include timely technical information based on realistic scenarios and are created by IBM experts, customers, and business partners from around the world.

The IBM Redbooks are also available for viewing or downloading on the following Web site

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/

To find Redbooks that apply to z/OS, enter z/OS in the search field at the top of the Web page.

The z/OS Security Server RACF Collection includes unlicensed softcopy documents, in BookManager format, for numerous software product libraries that reference z/OS Security Server RACF. It also includes education course listings, Web sites to access sample code on the Internet, and Portable Document Format (PDF) files for the z/OS Security Server manuals and softcopy tools. Using this collection, the customer has easy access to all the Security Server RACF-related information without handling individual sets of documents and libraries on many CD-ROMs.

The z/OS Version 1 Release 10 and Software Products DVD Collection (SK3T-4271) includes softcopy tools, libraries for z/OS Version 1 Release 10 (the element and feature libraries), the libraries for multiple releases of z/OS software products, and selected IBM System z Redbooks. Both BookManager and PDF formats, when available, are included on this single DVD. This comprehensive z/OS collection is essentially the z/OS Version 1 Release 10 Collection (SK3T-4269) and the z/OS Software Products Collection (SK3T-4270) combined with selected IBM Redbooks from the IBM System z Redbooks Collection (SK3T-7876) and delivered on the higher-density DVD technology. The contents of the popular zFavorites for zSeries mini-CD are also included on the DVD collection. This collection requires a DVD drive that can read discs in DVD-9 (single-sided, dual-layer) format.

Optional licensed publications

Effective with z/OS V1.7, there are no longer any licensed publications, which previously required a separate key code to access on ResourceLink.

z/OS V1.9 features withdrawn

The following z/OS V1.9 features are withdrawn from marketing effective October 27, 2008:

z/OS V1.9              z/OS V1.9
 orderable supply ID    feature description
 
  S013TF8               z/OS V1.9 Base
  S013TDC               z/OS V1.9 BDT FTF
  S013TF7               z/OS V1.9 BDT SNA NJE
  S013TFD               z/OS V1.9 BookManager Build
  S013TFZ               z/OS V1.9 C/C++ without Debug
  S013TDH               z/OS V1.9 DFSMS dss,hsm
  S013TCP               z/OS V1.9 DFSMS rmm
  S013TFM               z/OS V1.9 DFSMS dss
  S013TDL               z/OS V1.9 DFSMStvs
  S013TD6               z/OS V1.9 DFSORT
  S013TCT               z/OS V1.9 GDDM-PGF
  S013TF5               z/OS V1.9 GDDM-REXX
  S013TCZ               z/OS V1.9 HCM
  S013TFX               z/OS V1.9 HLASM Toolkit
  S013TG0               z/OS V1.9 Infoprint Server
  S013TFJ               z/OS V1.9 JES3
  S013TDJ               z/OS V1.9 RMF
  S013TG2               z/OS V1.9 SDSF
  S013TFC               z/OS V1.9 Security Server
  S013TFT               z/OS V1.9 Communications Server Security Level 3
  S013TD8               z/OS V1.9 z/OS Security Level 3
  S013TDT               z/OS V1.9 SK3T-4272 z/OS Security Server
                                    RACF Collection
  S013TDD               z/OS V1.9 SK3T-4270 z/OS Software
                                    Products Collection
  S013TFB               z/OS V1.9 SK3T-7876 IBM z/OS V1 System z
                                    Redbook Collection
  S013TFS               z/OS V1.9 SK3T-4271 z/OS V1R9 and
                                    Software Products DVD Collection
  S013TFG               z/OS V1.9 Braz Port Base (PTB)
  S013TF9               z/OS V1.9 Braz Port BookMgr Build
  S013TD1               z/OS V1.9 Can Fren Base (FRC)
  S013TD4               z/OS V1.9 Can Fren BookMgr Build
  S013TDZ               z/OS V1.9 Danish Base (DAN)
  S013TCV               z/OS V1.9 Dutch Base (NLD)
  S013TCR               z/OS V1.9 French Base (FRA)
  S013TDM               z/OS V1.9 French BookMgr Build
  S013TDK               z/OS V1.9 Germ Base (DEU)
  S013TDB               z/OS V1.9 Germ BookMgr Build
  S013TFV               z/OS V1.9 Ital Base (ITA)
  S013TCW               z/OS V1.9 JPN Base
  S013TF4               z/OS V1.9 JPN C/C++ Without Debug
  S013TD7               z/OS V1.9 JPN DFSORT
  S013TDS               z/OS V1.9 JPN Infoprint Server
  S013TFH               z/OS V1.9 JPN RMF
  S013TD3               z/OS V1.9 JPN SDSF
  S013TDW               z/OS V1.9 JPN Security Server
  S013TDX               z/OS V1.9 Upper Case English Base (ENP)
  S013TDV               z/OS V1.9 Kor Base (KOR)
  S013TFN               z/OS V1.9 Norw Base (NOR)
  S013TCS               z/OS V1.9 Span Base (ESP)
  S013TFK               z/OS V1.9 Span BookMgr Build
  S013TF3               z/OS V1.9 Swed Base (SVE)
  S013TD9               z/OS V1.9 Swiss Germ Base(DES)
  S013TDN               z/OS V1.9 Simp Chin Base (CHS)
  S013TD5               z/OS V1.9 Trad Chin Base (CHT) 

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:

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

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

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