IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1 and COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 deliver runtime performance improvements

IBM United States Software Announcement 215-244
June 16, 2015

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COBOL for AIX®, V5.1:

  • 64-bit application development
  • Improved runtime performance and functionality
  • Unicode support to develop COBOL programs that exclusively use Unicode for all application data
  • Support for Extensible Markup Language to integrate COBOL with XML
  • Object-oriented COBOL for interoperability with Java™
  • Integration of the common compiler back end from XL C, XL C/C++, and XL Fortran for AIX to give better performance
  • Source conversion utility (scu) to aid in migrating COBOL source code
  • Inclusion of the IBM® Debugger for AIX to enable you to conveniently debug programs in 32-bit or 64-bit mode
  • Integrated development environment support using IBM Rational® Developer for AIX and Linux™, AIX COBOL Edition

COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1:

  • New separately orderable runtime product for execution of developed IBM COBOL applications
  • Improved runtime performance and functionality


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IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1 is a productive and powerful development environment for building COBOL applications. It includes a COBOL compiler, a COBOL library for nonproduction use, and a debugger for the AIX operating system. COBOL for AIX, V5.1 delivers improved runtime performance and functionality, enabling users to develop business-critical applications on Power Systems™. IBM COBOL for AIX is part of a larger family of compatible compilers, application development tools, and maintenance tools.

IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 is the runtime component of the COBOL for AIX product, used for running COBOL applications. Deployment of IBM COBOL applications will require the COBOL Runtime Environment to execute the applications. With this orderable COBOL Runtime Environment, the redistribution of runtime libraries in the COBOL for AIX, V5.1 product is not required nor permitted.

COBOL for AIX allows you to use your existing code to upgrade your applications with the newest technologies. The goal of COBOL for AIX is to allow developers to leverage over five decades' worth of applications in new endeavors. It delivers needed COBOL functionality to continue integration of COBOL and web-oriented business processes.

New in COBOL for AIX, V5.1:

  • Performance improvements in the COBOL library that can help your applications run faster
  • Enhanced I/O functionality
  • Miscellaneous productivity and usability enhancements
  • New separately orderable COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 product for execution of developed COBOL applications
  • Redistribution of runtime libraries not required nor permitted

New in COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1:

  • Separately orderable COBOL runtime environment product for execution of COBOL applications


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Key prerequisites
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  • IBM Power Systems servers that are supported by AIX 6.1.2 and AIX 7.1
  • 210 MB of disk space


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Planned availability date
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June 19, 2015



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Description
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COBOL for AIX, V5.1

Development improvements

Development enhancements in COBOL for AIX, V5.1 include:

  • Full support for multipart keys for STL files
  • Source compatibility improvements in the source conversion utility (scu) to aid in migrating COBOL source code
  • Compile-time improvements with the OPTIMIZE option

Runtime improvements

Runtime improvements in COBOL for AIX, V5.1 include:

  • Functional and performance improvements for batch applications accessing Structured File Server (SFS), Line Sequential, RSD, QSAM, SdU nonindexed, and STL files
  • Improved handling of line sequential files without newlines
  • Improved duplicate detection for SFS file system
  • Compatibility improvements with Enterprise COBOL files for ACCEPT statement
  • Improved stack tracing for runtime

The performance of the COBOL runtime has been improved and can also benefit applications built with previous versions of IBM COBOL for AIX.

Runtime library

The runtime library components in IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1 are not allowed to be redistributed with developed applications. This runtime can be used only in a development environment, on the same machine as the IBM COBOL for AIX compiler. Deployment of COBOL applications in an execution-only environment will require the new COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 product.

COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1

The new COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 product delivers the runtime environment required by deployed applications built with the COBOL for AIX, V5.1 compiler. This runtime includes the runtime improvements listed above for COBOL for AIX, V5.1. This runtime can also be used to improve performance of applications built with previous versions of IBM COBOL for AIX.

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).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 215-244

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1 and IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 are capable as of June 19, 2015, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via

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


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COBOL across platforms

COBOL for AIX, V5.1 is part of a family of compatible compilers, application development tools, and maintenance tools. The IBM COBOL family consists of COBOL for AIX, Enterprise COBOL for z/OS®, and ILE COBOL for System i®.

COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 is the runtime environment required by applications developed with IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1. The runtime environment includes performance improvements that benefit the execution of deployed COBOL applications. This runtime environment can also improve the performance of applications built with previous versions of IBM COBOL for AIX.

IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, AIX COBOL Edition

IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, AIX COBOL Edition, can be purchased with this program. IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux provides a rich family of development tools integrated into an Eclipse workbench that supports the COBOL for AIX compiler. IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux offers the capabilities of file management, searching, editing, refactoring, application analysis, build, and debug. COBOL developers will now be able to realize the productivity gains of moving from older, text-based, command line development tools to a rich integrated development environment. IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux can be used with COBOL for AIX. If you license the IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1 compiler, you might also be interested in acquiring licenses for IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, AIX COBOL Edition.



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Program               Program
number        VRM     name
 
5724-Z87      5.1     IBM COBOL for AIX
5765-COB   

5724-Z87      5.1     IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX
5765-COB               
 

Product identification number

 
Program                             Program
name                                number
 
COBOL for AIX, V5.1                 5724-Z87
COBOL for AIX, V5.1                 5765-COB
 
COBOL for AIX                       5648-F81
 SW S&S No Charge Registration/
 1 Year Renewal

COBOL for AIX                       5648-F78
 SW S&S 1 Year After License
  
COBOL for AIX                       5648-F80
 SW S&S 3 Year Registration
 
COBOL for AIX                       5648-F79
 SW S&S 3 Year Renewal
 
COBOL for AIX                       5648-F77
 SW S&S 3 Year After Licence

COBOL Runtime Environment           5724-Z87
  for AIX, V5.1
COBOL Runtime Environment           5765-COB
  for AIX, V5.1
 
COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX   5648-F81
 SW S&S No Charge Registration/
 1 Year Renewal

COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX   5648-F78
 SW S&S 1 Year After License
  
COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX   5648-F80
 SW S&S 3 Year Registration
 
COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX   5648-F79
 SW S&S 3 Year Renewal
 
COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX   5648-F77
 SW S&S 3 Year After Licence


 


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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



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Publications
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No publications are shipped with these programs.

The IBM Publications Center portal is located at

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. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Software Services

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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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For COBOL for AIX, V5.1:

  • System: IBM Power Systems servers supported by AIX 6.1.2 or AIX 7.1
  • Memory: 256 MB (512 MB, or higher, recommended)
  • Disk space: 210 MB for COBOL compiler, tools, and product information

For COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1:

  • System: IBM Power Systems servers supported by AIX 6.1.2 or AIX 7.1
  • Disk space: 50 MB
Software requirements

COBOL for AIX, V5.1:

  • IBM AIX 6.1.2 or IBM AIX 7.1
  • Required software for documentation:
    • HTML browser to access HTML documentation
    • PDF viewer to view PDF files

COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1:

  • IBM AIX 6.1.2 or IBM AIX 7.1
  • Required software for documentation:
    • HTML browser to access HTML documentation
    • PDF viewer to view PDF files

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

Web information

For information regarding COBOL for AIX, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/cobol

For information regarding IBM application development, visit

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

Packaging

The COBOL for AIX, V5.1 package contains:

  • One CD-ROM containing the COBOL for AIX, V5.1 product
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Passport Advantage customer letter
  • Passport Advantage media pack pointer sheet

The COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 package contains:

  • One CD-ROM containing the COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 product
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Passport Advantage customer letter
  • Passport Advantage media pack pointer sheet

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

Security, auditability, and control

COBOL for AIX, V5.1 uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Product Group: IBM COBOL
 
Product Identifier Description: IBM COBOL for AIX / IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX 
 
PID: 5724-Z87 / 5765-COB
 
Product Category: COBOL

 
Passport Advantage
Program name/Description Part number
IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1 Media Package Multilingual BT0NJML
IBM COBOL for AIX Authorized User License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D5A1VLL
IBM COBOL for AIX Authorized User Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E1A1XLL
IBM COBOL for AIX Authorized User SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D5A1YLL
IBM COBOL for AIX Authorized User Monthly License D1BDRLL
IBM COBOL for AIX Concurrent User License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D06Q7LL
IBM COBOL for AIX Concurrent User Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E05Y6LL
IBM COBOL for AIX Concurrent User SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D06Q8LL
IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1 Concurrent User Monthly License D1BDSLL
   
IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 Media Package Multilingual BT0NKML
IBM COBOL for AIX Runtime Environment for AIX Per Processor Value Unit License + SW Subscription & Support D1HGXLL
IBM COBOL for AIX Runtime Environment for AIX Per Processor Value Unit SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0LQ3LL
IBM COBOL for AIX Runtime Environment for AIX Per Processor Value Unit SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement D1HGYLL
IBM COBOL for AIX Runtime Environment for AIX Per Processor Value Unit Monthly license D1HGZLL

 
Passport Advantage trade-up

You must have previously acquired a license for the following precursor product to be eligible to acquire an equivalent license of the trade-up product.

Precursor product Trade-up product Trade-up part number
IBM COBOL for AIX Authorized User IBM COBOL for AIX Concurrent User D0DFPLL to trade-up from Authorized User

Customers must have current active Software Subscription and Support in place for all of the licenses that will be given up by the use of the trade-up parts. Those customers with lapsed support need to reinstate their S&S contracts to be eligible for trade-ups.

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


 
Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Media packs description Part number
IBM COBOL for AIX V5.1 Media Pack BT0NJML
IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX V5.1 Media Pack BT0NKML

5765-COB - IBM COBOL for AIX

IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1

Basic license one-time charge

Feature description Feature number
COBOL for AIX, V5.1 OTC with 1 Year SW S&S - per Authorized User 0004
COBOL for AIX, V5.1 OTC with 1 Year SW S&S - per Concurrent User 0002
COBOL for AIX, V5.1 Media Package DVD-ROM 5809
  3435
COBOL for AIX, V5.1 Customization features: ESD for upgrades only 3450
COBOL for AIX, V5.1 Customization features: ESD for initial orders only 3453
COBOL for AIX, V5.1 Customization features: Do not ship pubs 3470
COBOL for AIX, V5.1 Customization features: Do not ship media 3471

Trade-up from Authorized User to Concurrent User

Customers who have originally acquired licenses for Authorized User can trade-up their Authorized User licenses to an equivalent or appropriate number of Concurrent User licenses.

The following is a list of precursor products for which you must have already acquired a license, in order to be eligible to acquire the equivalent Concurrent User licenses using the trade-up feature number.

Precursor product Trade-up product Trade-up feature number
COBOL for AIX COBOL for AIX is used to trade-up from
Authorized user Concurrent User single Authorized User
single entitlement single entitlement to single Concurrent User

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

Description One-time charge program number Feature number
COBOL for AIX, V5.1 5765-COB 0003
- trade up from single Authorized User entitlement to single Concurrent User entitlement    

5765-COB- IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX

IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1

Basic license one-time charge

Feature description Feature number
COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 OTC with 1 Year SW S&S - per Processor Unit 0001
COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 Media Package DVD-ROM 5819
  3435
COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 Customization features: ESD for upgrades only 3450
COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 Customization features: ESD for initial orders only 3453
COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 Customization features: Do not ship pubs 3470
COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 Customization features: Do not ship media 3471

e-configurator support will be available starting on June 23, 2015.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Extending coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.


 
Software license includes 1 year Software Maintenance

5765-COB - IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1

5765-COB - IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1

Feature description Feature number
5765-COB - IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1  
-- Per Authorized User with 1 Year SW S&S 0004
-- Per Concurrent User with 1 Year SW S&S 0002
5765-COB - IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1 5809
-- Multilingual, DVD-ROM 3435
5648-F81 - IBM COBOL for AIX  
-- Per Authorized User SW S&S No Charge Registration 0001
-- Per Authorized User SW S&S 1 Year Renewal 0002
-- Per Concurrent User SW S&S No Charge Registration 0003
-- Per Concurrent User SW S&S 1 Year Renewal 0004
5648-F78 - IBM COBOL for AIX  
-- Per Authorized User SW S&S 1 Year After License 0001
-- Per Concurrent User SW S&S 1 Year After License 0002
5648-F80 - IBM COBOL for AIX  
-- Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 Year Registration 0001
-- Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 Year Registration 0002
5648-F79 - IBM COBOL for AIX  
-- Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 Year Renewal 0001
-- Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 Year Renewal 0002
5648-F77 - IBM COBOL for AIX  
-- Per Authorized User SW S&S 3 Year After License 0001
-- Per Concurrent User SW S&S 3 Year After License 0002
   
5765-COB - IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1  
-- Per Processor Value Unit with 1 Year SW S&S 0001
5765-COB - IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 5819
-- Multilingual, DVD-ROM 3435
5648-F81 - IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX  
-- Per Processor Value Unit SW S&S No Charge Registration 0006
-- Per Processor Value Unit SW S&S 1 Year Renewal 0005
5648-F78 - IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX  
-- Per Processor Value Unit SW S&S 1 Year After License 0003
5648-F80 - IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX  
-- Per Processor Value SW S&S 3 Year Registration 0003
5648-F79 - IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX  
-- Per Processor Value SW S&S 3 Year Renewal 0003
5648-F77 - IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX  
-- Per Processor Value SW S&S 3 Year After License 0004

e-configurator support will be available starting on June 23, 2015.

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1 5765-COB Authorized User
    Concurrent User
IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1 BT0NJML Authorized User
    Concurrent User
IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 5765-COB Processor Value Unit
IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1 BT0NKML Processor Value Unit

 
Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User given access to the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.


 
Concurrent User

Concurrent User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A Concurrent User is a person who is accessing the program at any particular point in time. Regardless of whether the person is simultaneously accessing the program multiple times, the person counts only as a single Concurrent User. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers, but licensee must obtain entitlements for the maximum number of Concurrent Users simultaneously accessing the program. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each simultaneous Concurrent User accessing the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.


 
Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip (socket). A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html
Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at
http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html

* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes:

  • Some programs may require licenses for the program and what is being managed. In that case, the following applies. In addition to the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies. Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies. Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the program, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the referenced program as if the program itself were executing everywhere the referenced program was executing, independent of the basis on which the referenced program is licensed.



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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 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. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

L-MCHN-9WFJYT - IBM COBOL for AIX, V5.1

L-MCHN- 9WHPLU - IBM COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1

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

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

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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

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

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

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This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

Usage restriction

Yes.

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

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

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this announcement is provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short-duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

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

All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage, for a total of three years from date of acquisition, may be elected.

Variable charges apply

No.

Educational allowance available

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



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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

For current prices, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support

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AIX, IBM, Rational, Passport Advantage, System i and z/OS are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Oracle and Java are trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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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

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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/