IBM z/OS Cloud Broker V1.2.0 helps organizations modernize and transform their IBM Z servers to cloud-native platforms by using Red Hat OpenShift and Pivotal Cloud Foundry technologies

IBM Japan Software Announcement JP20-0217
May 5, 2020

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices
PublicationsPublications


Overview

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IBM® z/OS® Cloud Broker V1.2.0 enables organizations to modernize by extending their IBM Z® systems to multicloud environments. Transforming IBM Z systems to cloud-native platforms requires container technology and associated orchestration and management platforms to build and deploy cloud applications. z/OS Cloud Broker V1.2.0 enables organizations to access and deploy z/OS services by harnessing the power of supported Kubernetes-based cloud platforms.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry is an open source cloud computing platform that enables organizations to build, test, deploy, and scale cloud applications. Capabilities of z/OS Cloud Broker V1.2.0 are delivered to include the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform and new instance dashboard enhancements.

For more detailed information about z/OS Cloud Broker, see the Reference information section.



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Key requirements

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z/OS Cloud Broker V1.2.0 requirements include the following:

  • One of the following IBM Z servers:
    • z15™ (all models)
    • z14 (all models)
    • z13® (all models)
  • Supported cloud platform:1
    • Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform
    • Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform
  • z/OS V2.3, or V2.4
  • z/OSMF set up and configured with IBM Cloud™ Provisioning and Management for z/OS

1 z/OS Cloud Broker V1.2.0 no longer includes IBM Cloud Private as a supported platform.

For more details, see the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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May 22, 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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Reference information

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For more information about z/OS Cloud Broker V1.2.0, see the IBM Marketplace website and the following Software Announcements:

  • Software Announcement JP20-0168, dated March 17, 2020
  • Software Announcement JP19-0532, dated October 22, 2019
  • Software Announcement JP19-0045, dated May 14, 2019

For information about Red Hat OpenShift, see the Red Hat website.

For information about IBM Cloud Pak® for Applications, see the following Software Announcements: .

  • Software Announcement JP20-0094, dated January 28, 2020
  • Software Announcement JP20-0070, dated January 14, 2020
  • Software Announcement JP19-0692, dated December 10, 2019
  • Software Announcement JP19-0604, dated December 10, 2019
  • Software Announcement JP19-0619, dated October 15, 2019
  • Software Announcement JP19-0476, dated August 6, 2019

For information about IBM z15, see the following Hardware Announcements:

  • Hardware Announcement JG20-0017, dated January 14, 2020
  • Hardware Announcement JG19-0109, dated November 26, 2019
  • Hardware Announcement JG19-0039, dated September 12, 2019

For information about IBM z15 Model T02, see Hardware Announcement JG20-0008, dated April 14, 2020.

For information about IBM z14, see the following Hardware Announcements:

  • Hardware Announcement JG18-0102, dated October 2, 2018
  • Hardware Announcement JG17-0065, dated July 17, 2017

For information about IBM z14® Model ZR1, see the following Hardware Announcements:

  • Hardware Announcement JG18-0102, dated October 2, 2018
  • Hardware Announcement JG18-0022, dated April 10, 2018

For information about IBM z13, see the following Hardware Announcements:

  • Hardware Announcement JG16-0075, dated June 7, 2016
  • Hardware Announcement JG16-0002, dated February 16, 2016
  • Hardware Announcement JG15-0001, dated January 14, 2015

For information about IBM z13, see the following Hardware Announcements:

  • Hardware Announcement JG16-0075, dated June 7, 2016
  • Hardware Announcement JG16-0002, dated February 16, 2016


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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5635-ZCB 1.2.0 IBM z/OS Cloud Broker
5635-ZCS 1.0.0 IBM z/OS Cloud Broker S&S

Program number Subscription and support program number
5635-ZCB 5635-ZCS


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Education support

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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers can be found on the IBM Training and Skills website.

Contact your IBM representative for course information.

Specific product education about z/OS Cloud Broker V1.2.0 is available in IBM Knowledge Center.



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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Publications

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Updated technical documentation will be available in IBM Knowledge Center on May 22, 2020.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

z/OS Cloud Broker V1.2.0 is supported on the following hardware platforms:

  • z15 (all models)
  • z14 (all models)
  • z13 (all models)
Detailed hardware requirements for z/OS Cloud Broker V1.2.0 will be available in IBM Knowledge Center on May 22, 2020.

Software requirements

z/OS Cloud Broker V1.2.0 requirements include the following:

  • Supported cloud platform:1
    • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
    • Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform
  • z/OS V2.3, or V2.4
  • z/OSMF set up and configured with IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS

1 z/OS Cloud Broker V1.2.0 no longer includes IBM Cloud Private as a supported platform.

IBM recommends that the PTF for APAR PI96931 be applied to z/OS V2.3.

Detailed software requirements for z/OS Cloud Broker will be available in IBM Knowledge Center on May 22, 2020.

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.

You can also access the Service requests and PMRs website for additional support options.

Planning information

Packaging

z/OS Cloud Broker (5635-ZCB) is packaged as follows:

Deliverable Form number Medium
z/OS Cloud Broker Licensed Code None Electronic
z/OS Cloud Broker Licensed Code DVD LCD7-7081 Physical
z/OS Cloud Broker License Information GC27-9421 Electronic
z/OS Cloud Broker License Information CD LC27-9420 Electronic
Physical
z/OS Cloud Broker README GI13-4389 Electronic
Physical

IBM recommends internet delivery from Shopz. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD. Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

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

z/OS Cloud Broker uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software.

The client 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 information

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Consult your IBM representative.

The program in this announcement has Value Unit-based pricing.

Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit
5635-ZCB IBM z/OS Cloud Broker VUE039

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

  • The IBM Z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity


Value Unit exhibit VUE039

Usage Level, Cumulative Minimum Maximum Value Units/Broker Connection
1 1 4 1.00
2 5 10 0.65
3 11 15 0.50
4 16 25 0.40
5 26 + 0.20

Charge metric

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

Program name Program number License Information document number
IBM z/OS Cloud Broker 5635-ZCB L-NADN-BN4U6L

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.

Basic license

This offering uses Value Unit Exhibit VUE039.

Usage Level, Cumulative Minimum Maximum Value Units/Broker Connection
1 1 4 1.00
2 5 10 .65
3 11 15 .50
4 16 25 .40
5 26 + .20

To order, specify the program ID number and the appropriate license or charge option. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: IBM z/OS Cloud Broker

Program ID: 5635-ZCB

Entitlement identifier Orderable supply ID Description License option/Pricing metric
S018DNP S018DWV z/OS Cloud Broker Use-Based License One-Time Charge Value Units
S018HCJ S018HCK z/OS Cloud Broker OpenShift Use-Based License One-Time Charge Value Units
      MultiVersion Measurement - No Charge Value Units

The orderable supply IDs are supplied in US English only.

IBM recommends internet delivery. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD.

Program name: IBM z/OS Cloud Broker Subscription and Support (S&S)

Program ID: 5635-ZCS

Entitlement identifier Orderable supply ID Description License option/Pricing metric
S018DNT S018DNV z/OS Cloud Broker S&S Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
      No charge, decline SW S&S
      Multi-Version Measurement S&S, No charge
S018HCF S018HCG Cloud Broker OpenShift S&S Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
      No charge, decline SW S&S
      Multi-Version Measurement S&S, No charge



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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.

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.

Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support Software Maintenance:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (JNTC-6011)
  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAAS305 or others)
  • Exhibit for IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAAS400)

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

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
5635-ZCB IBM z/OS Cloud Broker L-NADN-BN4U6L

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

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restrictions

Yes

For any usage restrictions, see the License Information document listed in this Terms and conditions section.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. During the Software Subscription and Support period, for the unmodified portion of a program, and to the extent problems can be recreated in the specified operating environment, IBM will provide the following:

  • Defect correction information, a restriction, or a bypass.
  • Program updates: Periodic releases of collections of code corrections, fixes, functional enhancements and new versions and releases to the program and documentation.
  • Technical assistance: A reasonable amount of remote assistance by telephone or electronically to address suspected program defects. Technical assistance is available from the IBM support center in the organization's geography.

Additional details regarding Technical Assistance, which includes IBM contact information, are provided in 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.
  • Failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Software Subscription and Support is provided only if the program is within its support timeframe as specified in the Software Support Lifecycle policy for the program.

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 all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

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

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

Trademarks

z15 and IBM Cloud are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, z/OS, IBM Z, z13, Passport Advantage, IBM Cloud Pak and IBM z14 are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Red Hat and OpenShift are registered trademarks of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

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

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