IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, V1.0 delivers cloud-native developer experience, enabling development and testing of IBM z/OS application components in containerized, z/OS sandbox environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform running on x86 hardware, and providing capability to deploy applications into production on native z/OS running on IBM Z hardware

IBM United States Software Announcement 220-194
May 5, 2020

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublications


(Corrected on June 2, 2020)

Revised Licensing metric for IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces content in the Ordering information section.



At a glance

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IBM® Wazi for Red Hat® CodeReady Workspaces is an add-on to IBM Cloud Pak® for Applications1. It provides developers with the components to develop and test IBM z/OS® application components in a containerized, virtual IBM Z® environment on Red Hat OpenShift® running on x86 hardware by using an industry-standard integrated development environment (IDE) such as Microsoft™ Visual Studio Code (VS Code) and Eclipse.

IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces V1.0 features the following components:

  • Code: Offers essential developer capabilities that include edit, build, and debug through a choice of IDEs, including VS Code and Eclipse.
  • Sandbox: Enables developers to develop and test z/OS application components in a containerized, personal sandbox environment running on OpenShift running on x86 hardware.

1 IBM Cloud Pak for Applications is not a prerequisite to IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces.



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Overview

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IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, V1.0 provides essential, developer-focused components for z/OS development. Code enables the development of COBOL, PL/I, and High-Level Assembler through the use of an industry-standard IDE. Sandbox provides a containerized IBM Z environment on OpenShift running on x86 hardware. These components work together to deliver a cloud-native developer experience on OpenShift running on x86 hardware, and on z/OS running on IBM Z hardware.

Developer value proposition

Code offers essential developer capabilities that include edit, build, and debug across Microsoft VS Code or Eclipse IDE.

Wazi Development

Wazi Development is a set of VS Code extensions that extend the functions of VS Code to provide z/OS developers with a familiar and straightforward edit, build, and debug experience. VS Code is a code editor that is optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.

Wazi Development enables mainframe developers to take advantage of features such as:

  • Modern editors for COBOL, JCL, Assembler and PL/I that provide language-specific features such as syntax highlighting, outline view, declaration hovering, code completion, snippets, a preview of copybooks, copybook navigation, and basic refactoring
  • Source code management (SCM) integration to enable integration with any flavor of Git, a popular and modern parallel development SCM
  • Intelligent build capability that enables developers to perform a user build with IBM Dependency Based Build for any flavor of Git
  • An integrated debugger to facilitate COBOL and PL/I debugging through the included IBM z/OS Debugger
  • Integrations that enable developers to work with z/OS resources such as MVS™ and UNIX® files and JES jobs

Z Open Development

Z Open Development offers development teams that have chosen Eclipse as their preferred IDE a familiar edit, build, and debug experience that works with the on-premises Eclipse framework. It includes the following functions:

  • Modern editors for COBOL, JCL, and PL/I to provide the familiarity and features of other Eclipse-based editors. They also offer language-specific features such as syntax highlighting, and source actions. Z Open Development also includes program control flow, program data flow, and data elements view for greater program understanding.
  • SCM integration to enable integration with modern parallel development SCMs such as Git and IBM Engineering Workflow Management (EWM).
  • Intelligent build capability to enable developers to perform a user build with IBM Dependency Based Build for any flavor of Git.
  • An integrated debugger to facilitate debugging of PL/I, COBOL, and C/C++ applications through the IBM z/OS Debugger.
  • Integrations that enable developers to work with z/OS resources such as MVS and UNIX files and JES jobs.

Sandbox provides a fully virtualized z/OS environment that enables development and testing of z/OS applications on OpenShift running on x86 hardware. It includes the following functions:

  • Extended Application Developers Controlled Distribution (IBM z/OS ADCD) package based on z/OS V2.4, November Edition of 2019. The ADCD package enables developers to develop and test their applications with the newest set of mainframe software packages, such as CICS®, Db2®, IMS, z/OS, and comes with the z/OS components of Code coupled with scripts for easy configuration.
  • Containerized development and test environment is optimized for OpenShift running on x86 hardware.


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Key requirements

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For details, see the Hardware requirements and the Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date

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June 19, 2020



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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Statement of general direction

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IBM intends to add IBM Wazi Development Client to IBM Developer for z/OS Enterprise Edition, with the intention of offering z/OS developers an additional integrated development environment (IDE) option.

Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5900-A8N 1.0.0 IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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None



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Services

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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 the lab-based software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends the reach of IBM Software Services through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. IBM provides 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, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For hardware requirements, see Software Product Compatibility Reports.

Software requirements

For software requirements, see Software Product Compatibility Reports.

Limitations

Sandbox can be used only for development, testing, employee education, or demonstration of applications that run on z/OS. It cannot be used for production workloads of any kind or for robust development workloads, such as workloads without limitation, production module builds, preproduction testing, stress testing, or performance testing.

The load module or object code compiled on Sandbox cannot be promoted to production. The production build must occur on IBM Z hardware.

IBM Support

IBM Support is your gateway to technical support tools and resources that are designed to help you save time and simplify support. IBM Support can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, submit and track problem cases, and build skills. Learn and stay informed about the transformation of IBM Support, including new tools, new processes, and new capabilities, by going to the IBM Support Insider.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by IBM Business Partners.

To locate IBM Business Partners in your geography, see the Find a Business Partner page.

Part number description Part number
IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D02KBZX
IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E02KAZX
IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D02KEZX
IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D02KCZX
IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces Virtual Processor Core Committed Term License D02KDZX

Licensing metric for IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces

IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, V1.0 follows the Virtual Processor Core (VPC) licensing metric comparable to the IBM Cloud Pak for Applications. Each unit of IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces includes a predefined deployment ratio of each component. It provides clients with the flexibility to deploy and redeploy any component within the IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces plug-in.

One Unit of IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces has the deployment ratio of each component as below:

Capability deployment Ratio
Code 10
Sandbox 05

Note: One VPC of IBM Wazi for Red Hat Code Workspaces equates to:

  • 5 Authorized User Single Session (AUSS) of Sandbox

OR

  • 10 Authorized User (AU) of Code

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5900-A8N IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces V1.0 L-JWOG-BMVQS4

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

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.

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) 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 can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: 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

The following License Information document applies to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5900-A8N IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces V1.0 L-JWOG-BMVQS4

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

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 about known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Support Guide.

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

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of two years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by 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 versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, Long Term Support Releases or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with six 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.

For additional information about the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

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)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

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

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 by 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 users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. 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 the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Support Guide.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion 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 regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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


Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage or IBM PartnerWorld® website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner for Channel Value Rewards. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.



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Order now

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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

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