IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition Version 13 and IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition Version 12 deliver features that enable you to gain competitive advantage and cost savings

IBM Canada Ltd. Software Announcement A14-0505
May 20, 2014


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 Overview Overview  Technical information Technical information
 Key prerequisites Key prerequisites  Ordering information Ordering information
 Planned availability date Planned availability date  Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
 Description Description  Prices Prices
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(Corrected on May 20, 2014)

The announcement was republished to correct content that was incorrectly published due to technical problems.



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IBM® IMS™ Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V13 and V12, offer the base product and optional for charge features, solely for Eligible Workloads (as defined) running in System z® New Application License Charges (zNALC) logical partitions (LPARs), using a one-time charge (OTC) metric for Eligible Workloads. Take advantage of this new pricing option specifically for Eligible Workloads.

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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Clients worldwide are experiencing massive growth in data that is driven by the rapid and pervasive adoption of smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. This phenomenon fuels at least two kinds of growth. First, to remain competitive, clients need to continue to evolve their web and mobile presence, which necessitates writing additional applications in Java™. Second, in the world of big data and social media, clients need to gain insights that leverage new sources of data, with data from their systems of record. Modern SQL-based analytics tools can be key to getting timely insight.

IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V13 (5655-TM2) and IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V12 (5655-TM1) deliver the capabilities that address these needs in a desirable one-time charge (OTC) price metric for the IMS Transaction Manager product offering based on IBM IMS V13 and V12. Combined with all the enhancements to improve performance and the total cost of ownership that IMS V13 and V12 deliver, IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition (VUE) offers an attractive pricing model with superior cost savings. IMS further demonstrates its ongoing commitment to add more capabilities to support Java, big data, and mobile application development in IMS by providing the following capabilities in both IMS Transaction Manager and IMS Database:

IMS Transaction Manager provides:

IMS Database Manager provides:

Clients who need to use IMS Transaction Manager together with IMS Database Manager for their new applications need to order both IMS Transaction Manager VUE and IMS Database Manager VUE.

IMS Transaction Manager VUE can work with the Monthly License Charge (MLC) and VUE versions of IMS, DB2® and CICS®. See supporting program directories for valid versions and combinations.

Customers may also want to take advantage of the newly announced IMS Mobile Feature Pack, which is available as part of IMS Enterprise Suite for z/OS®, V3.1.1 (a no-charge product offering). IMS Mobile Feature Pack offers simplified interfaces, mobile server administration, expanded application development and enhanced development of mobile and cloud applications. For more information about IMS Mobile Feature Pack, see Software Announcement A14-0421, dated April 22, 2014.

Both IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition Version 13 and Version 12 qualify as Mobile Workload Pricing Defining Programs.



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IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V13 requires:

IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V12 requires:

Refer to the Technical information section for details on required microcode levels and to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements for all prerequisites.



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May 23, 2014



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IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition offers an OTC metric for a transaction management production offering that is based on IBM IMS V13 and V12. IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition can only be used to support Eligible Workloads (net new applications or workloads on System z that are deployed in qualified zNALC LPARs).

IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition terms limit its use to support of Eligible Workloads (net new applications or workloads on System z that are deployed in qualified zNALC LPARs). IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition is delivered as:

Throughout this announcement, the name IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition is relevant to version 13 and version 12 and includes IMS Transaction Manager only.

The IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition terms limit its use to support of Eligible Workloads (net new applications or workloads on System z that are deployed in qualified zNALC LPARS) that meet the following criteria:

Charges for this program are based on an OTC per Value Unit plus a charge per Value Unit to obtain Subscription and Support (S&S). Value Unit entitlements for the program will be computed based on MSUs. The S&S is paid annually at the then-current prices. Usage may not exceed the number of Value Unit entitlements authorized by the applicable Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) or authorized by each product authorization. If the total number of Value Units exceeds the quantity of Value Unit entitlements in your PoEs, you must notify your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner as stated in the IPLA.

Clients are achieving competitive advantage and cost savings by using the unique, industry-leading virtualization and workload management capabilities of IMS. Consolidating and increasing various workloads onto a single System z gives you an opportunity to save money through simplified system administration and maintenance while lowering power utilization and floor space requirements.

The following separately available products offer additional integration for IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition users:

Separate tools available to support the use of IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition

Eligible Workloads require management, recovery, performance, and migration support. IMS Tools are available today to help you analyze, maintain, and tune these new workloads.

IMS Connect Extensions: Enhances the manageability of TCP/IP access to IMS through IMS Connect.
IMS Performance Analyzer: Offering the standard for IMS resource and performance management, this tool provides comprehensive transaction performance and system resource usage reporting for IMS Database Manager (IMS DB) and IMS Transaction Manager (IMS TM) systems.
IMS Problem Investigator: Enables interactive analysis of log files to gain insights into IMS transaction events within the cross systems.

For more items that provide additional integration for IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition users, refer to Software Announcement A13-0732, dated October 01, 2013 (DB2 and IMS Tools).

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

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity . Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three-digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three-digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity . If you want to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.



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Program                Program
number        VRM      name
 
5655-TM2      13.1.0   IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition
5655-TM1      12.1.0   IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition
5655-TMS       1.1.0   IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition S&S

Product identification number

                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number

5655-TM2            5655-TMS
5655-TM1            5655-TMS



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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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The IBM Publications Center portal is at

http://www.ibm.com/e-business/linkweb/publications/servlet/pbi.wss

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalogue of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available on-line in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.

One copy of each of the following publications is supplied automatically with the material.

IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V13 (5655-TM2)
 
Title                                                     Order number

 IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition feature
  IMS TM VUE License Information                          GC19-4355
  IMS TM VUE Program Directory                            GI10-9001
  IMS V13R1 Product Kit                                   SK5T-8864
 
 
Title                                                     Order number

 IBM IMS ETO Value Unit Edition feature
  IMS TM ETO License Information                          GC19-4358
  IMS TM VUE Program Directory                            GI10-9001
IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V12 (5655-TM1)
 
Title                                                     Order number

 IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition feature
  IMS TM VUE License Information                          GC19-4354
  IMS TM VUE Program Directory                            GI10-9000
  IMS V12R1 Product Kit                                   SK5T-7394
 
 
Title                                                     Order number

 IBM IMS ETO Value Unit Edition feature
  IMS ETO License Information                             GC19-4357
  IMS TM VUE Program Directory                            GI10-9000

The publications for products in this announcement cannot be ordered in hardcopy.

The following softcopy IMS publications are available on the IBM Publications Center. In addition, the information in these publications is available in IBM Knowledge Center at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter
IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V13

Title                                                    Order number

  IMS Version 13 Application Programming                 SC19-3646
  IMS Version 13 Application Programming APIs            SC19-3647
  IMS Version 13 Commands, Volume 1:
  IMS Commands A-M                                       SC19-3648
  IMS Version 13 Commands, Volume 2:
    IMS Commands N-V                                     SC19-3649
  IMS Version 13 Commands, Volume 3:
    IMS Component and z/OS Commands                      SC19-3650
  IMS Version 13 Communications and Connections          SC19-3651
  IMS Version 13 Database Administration                 SC19-3652
  IMS Version 13 Database Utilities                      SC19-3653
  IMS Version 13 Diagnosis                               GC19-3654
  IMS Version 13 Exit Routines                           SC19-3655
  IMS Version 13 Installation                            GC19-3656
  IMS Version 13 Messages and Codes, Volume 1:
    DFS Messages                                         GC19-4240
  IMS Version 13 Messages and Codes, Volume 2:
    Non-DFS Messages                                     GC19-4241
  IMS Version 13 Messages and Codes, Volume 3:
    IMS Abend Codes                                      GC19-4242
  IMS Version 13 Messages and Codes, Volume 4:
    IMS Component Codes                                  GC19-4243
  IMS Version 13 Operations and Automation               SC19-3657
  IMS Version 13 Release Planning                        GC19-3658
  IMS Version 13 System Administration                   SC19-3659
  IMS Version 13 System Definitions                      GC19-3660
  IMS Version 13 System Programming APIs                 SC19-3661
  IMS Version 13 System Utilities                        SC19-3662
  IRLM Messages and Codes for IMS and DB2 for z/OS       GC19-2666
 

IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V12

Title                                                    Order number

  IMS Version 12 Application Programming                 SC19-3646
  IMS Version 12 Application Programming APIs            SC19-3647
  IMS Version 12 Commands, Volume 1:
  IMS Commands A-M                                       SC19-3648
  IMS Version 12 Commands, Volume 2:
    IMS Commands N-V                                     SC19-3649
  IMS Version 12 Commands, Volume 3:
    IMS Component and z/OS Commands                      SC19-3650
  IMS Version 12 Communications and Connections          SC19-3651
  IMS Version 12 Database Administration                 SC19-3652
  IMS Version 12 Database
    Utilities                                            SC19-3653
  IMS Version 12 Diagnosis                               GC19-3654
  IMS Version 12 Exit Routines                           SC19-3655
  IMS Version 12 Installation                            GC19-3656
  IMS Version 12 Messages and Codes, Volume 1:
    DFS Messages                                         GC18-4236
  IMS Version 12 Messages and Codes, Volume 2:
    Non-DFS Messages                                     GC18-4237
  IMS Version 12 Messages and Codes, Volume 3:
    IMS Abend Codes                                      GC19-4238
  IMS Version 12 Messages and Codes, Volume 4:
    IMS Component Codes                                  GC19-4239
  IMS Version 12 Messages and Codes, Volume 4:
    IMS Component Codes                                  GC19-9715
  IMS Version 12 Operations and Automation               SC19-3657
  IMS Version 12 Release Planning                        GC19-3658
  IMS Version 12 System Administration                   SC19-3659
  IMS Version 12 System Definitions                      GC19-3660
  IMS Version 12 System Programming APIs                 SC19-3661
  IMS Version 12 System Utilities                        SC19-3662
  IRLM Messages and Codes for IMS and DB2 for z/OS       GC19-2666

For additional IMS information resources (such as best practices, Redbooks®, presentations, and white papers), see the IMS Resources section at

http://www.ibm.com/ims

Ordering instructions and order processing availability will be communicated when IBM announces general availability of this product.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition 13

Processors: A 64-bit IBM processors capable of running z/OS V1.13, or later, and supports the Long Displacement Facility of the z/Architecture.

IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition 12

Processors: A 64-bit IBM processors capable of running z/OS V1.11, or later, and supports the Long Displacement Facility of the z/Architecture.

Additional line item requirement information and a list of supported terminals is provided in the IMS Release Planning Information found in the IMS Resources section and following the Product documentation link in

http://www.ibm.com/ims
Software requirements

Mandatory installation requirements

IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V13

IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V13, under z/OS V1.13 configurations, or subsequent versions, releases and modification levels unless otherwise stated, requires the following minimum version, release, or modification levels of the following base and optional elements:

IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V13 also operates in a virtual machine under control of z/OS V1.13 and is intended for use in a customer program development, testing, and non-XRF production environment, with some restrictions.

Additional line-item requirement information and a list of supported terminals is provided in the IMS Release Planning Information found in the IMS Resources section and following the Product documentation link at

http://www.ibm.com/ims

IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V13 can be connected using the appropriate interface to DB2 for z/OS Value Unit Edition and Unit DB2 for z/OS.

IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition is written in High Level Assembler, PL/X, C, C++, and JDK Version 6.0.1.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V12

IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V12, under z/OS V1.11 configurations, or subsequent versions, releases and modification levels unless otherwise stated, requires the following minimum version, release, or modification levels of the following base and optional elements:

IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V12 also operates in a virtual machine under control of z/OS V1.11 or later, and is intended for use in a customer program development, testing, and non-XRF production environment, with some restrictions.

Additional line item requirement information and a list of supported terminals is provided in the IMS Release Planning Information found in the IMS Resources section and following the Product documentation link at

http://www.ibm.com/ims

IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V12 can be connected using the appropriate interface to DB2 for z/OS Value Unit Edition and Unit DB2 for z/OS.

IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition is written in High Level Assembler, PL/X, C, C++, and JDK Version 6.

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.

Compatibility

Compatibility items for IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V13 are the same as IMS 13. Refer to Software Announcement A13-0740, dated October 01, 2013.

Compatibility items for IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V12 are the same as IMS 12. Refer to Software Announcement A11-0782, dated October 04, 2011.

Performance considerations

Performance considerations for IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V13 are the same as IMS 13. Refer to Software Announcement A13-0740, dated October 01, 2013 for more details.

Performance considerations for IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V12 are the same as IMS 12. Refer to Software Announcement A11-0782, dated October 04, 2011 for more details.

IBM Electronic Support

The IBM Support Portal is your gateway to technical support. This includes IBM Electronic Support tools and resources, for software and hardware, to help save time and simplify support. The Electronic Support tools can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, automate data collection, submit and track problems through the Service Request on-line tool, and build skills. All these tools are made available through your IBM support agreement, at no additional charge. Read about the Electronic Support portfolio of tools

http://ibm.com/electronicsupport

Access the IBM Support Portal

http://ibm.com/support

Access the on-line Service Request tool

http://ibm.com/support/servicerequest

Planning information

Packaging

The programs in this announcement are distributed with the following content:

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and 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

The announced programs use the security and auditability features of the host operating system 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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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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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 US 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 website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp

The products in this announcement have one charge unit - Value Units.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units example using VUE001
 
               MSUs       Value Units/MSU
 
   Base          1-3      5.25
   Tier A        4-45      .83
   Tier B       46-175     .35
   Tier C      176-315     .26
   Tier D      316+        .20

Note: For the actual translation from MSUs to Value Units for this product, refer to the table that follows.

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If the customer has installed 1,000 MSUs, the applicable Value Units would be:

      Translation from MSUs to Value Units (VUE001)
 
              MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU  = Value Units
 
  Base          3     *  5.25             =  15.75
  Tier A       42     *   .83             =  34.86
  Tier B      130     *   .35             =  45.50
  Tier C      140     *   .26             =  36.40
  Tier D      685     *   .20             = 137.00

  Total     1,000                           270

Charge metric

                                                     PID       Charge
Program name                                         number    metric

IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V13  5655-TM2  Value Unit
IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V12  5655-TM1  Value Unit
 

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
number      Program name                Value Unit exhibit

 5655-TM2   IMS Transaction Manager           VUE001
            Value Unit Edition, V13.1
 
 5655-TM1   IMS Transaction Manager           VUE001
            Value Unit Edition, V12.1

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

Value Unit exhibit VUE001

                         Value
Level    Minimum Maximum Units/MSU
 
Base       1       3     5.25
Tier  A    4      45     0.83
Tier  B   46     175     0.35
Tier  C  176     315     0.26
Tier  D  316       +     0.20

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

               Value
Hardware       Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30     21
MP3000 H50     22
MP3000 H70     26
ESL models      9

Basic license

On/Off CoD

The products in this announcement are eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD) with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V13.1.0
Program PID: 5655-TM2
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S017JTL      IMS ETO Value Unit Edition V13  Basic OTC, Value Units
                                             Basic OTC, Per MSU-day
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017JTJ                US English                 3590 Tape cartridge

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S017JTK      IMS Transaction Manager V13     Basic OTC, Value Units
             Value Unit Edition              Basic OTC, Per MSU-day
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017JTH                US English                 3590 Tape cartridge
 
Program name: IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V12.1.0
Program PID: 5655-TM1
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S017JP8      IMS ETO Value Unit Edition V12  Basic OTC, Value Units
                                             Basic OTC, Per MSU-day
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017JP7                US English                 3590 Tape cartridge

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S017JP9      IMS Transaction Manager V12     Basic OTC, Value Units
             Value Unit Edition              Basic OTC, Per MSU-day
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017JP6                US English                 3590 Tape cartridge
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-TMS
 
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric

S017K45      IMS ETO Value Unit       Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Edition SW S&S           No Charge, decline SW S&S
                                      Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017K41                US English                 Hardcopy pub
 
 
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric

S017K13      IMS Transaction Manager  Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Value Unit Edition       No Charge, decline SW S&S
             SW S&S                   Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017K0V                US English                 Hardcopy pub

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance. This offering:

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390 and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the Shopz help information at

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

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via CBPDO and ServerPac at general availability. Many products will also be orderable in a Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.

Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the product ServerPac, visit the Help section on the Shopz website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp

For additional information on the Product ServerPac option, refer to Software Announcement A12-0593, dated July 31, 2012.

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



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

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition

" IMS TM" is the IBM program Information Management System Transaction Manager , licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement (or equivalent agreement between Licensee and IBM). " IMS TM" is a separately available program from IBM and is not to be confused with IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition (" IMS TM VUE").

" IMS ETO" is the IBM program Information Management System Extended Terminal Option , licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement (or equivalent agreement between Licensee and IBM). " IMS ETO" is a separately available program from IBM and is not to be confused with IMS Extended Terminal Option Value Unit Edition (" IMS ETO VUE").

Licensee's license authorizes use of the program only in a validly licensed System z New Application License Charge ("zNALC") LPAR for Eligible Workloads. 1

The workload must be a net new z/OS workload deployed in a zNALC LPAR at the time of licensing this program, and not an existing z/OS workload that a) is transferred or migrated to the zNALC LPAR from z/OS elsewhere in the Enterprise or b) is already deployed in a zNALC LPAR within the Enterprise. For example, an existing z/OS workload that would be or has been shifted across a border from one country to another, or from one data centre to another, or that has been renamed or rewritten does not qualify as an Eligible Workload. Workloads that are migrated from non-z/OS sources, such as Linux™, UNIX™, or Windows™, may qualify as Eligible Workloads.

A Java workload executing within the program's JVM runtime environment will be considered to be a "Qualified Application," on condition that the Java workload has been qualified and approved through the zNALC qualification process 1 as eligible to run in a zNALC LPAR.

In the case of an outsourcing company that may take up the operation of the programs for its customers and become the licensee of such programs, the term "Enterprise" refers in all cases to the enterprise of the outsourcing company's customers and not to the outsourcing company itself.

Notwithstanding anything else in the IPLA, Licensee is authorized to have copies of the program in support of Licensee's authorized use only:

a) If qualified to be deployed on a single machine, in any zNALC LPARs in which the Eligible Workload is deployed for use, or
b) If qualified to be deployed within a Qualified Sysplex 2, in any zNALC LPARs in which the Eligible Workload is deployed for use.

In addition, Licensee may make a backup copy. If Licensee wishes to deploy a copy of the program in any other separate zNALC environment, Licensee must acquire another license to the program with its own separate entitlements.

IBM has the right to audit all machines and Qualified Sysplexes on which the program is installed to ensure compliance with all the terms of this license and the zNALC terms and conditions.

Maintenance/support fixes provided for IMS TM or IMS ETO may not be applied to the program. Separately available Subscription and Support for the program must be acquired in order to obtain support for the program.

The program requires Licensee to indicate acceptance of the terms of this license at installation time.

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"Eligible Workload" is a workload that includes the program, where the program has been approved by IBM as a "Qualified Application" and approved through the zNALC qualification process as eligible to run in a zNALC LPAR. See the Attachment for zNALC License Charges on IBM System z (US form number Z125-7454) for more information.
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A "Qualified Sysplex" means a Parallel Sysplex® in which z/OS is eligible for aggregated zNALC charges as described in the Charges section of the Attachment for zNALC License Charges on IBM System z (US form number Z125-7454).

Charges for IMS TM VUE and IMS ETO VUE are based on Value Unit entitlements

Calculation of Value Unit entitlements for the IMS TM VUE program:

For IMS TM VUE programs that will be deployed for use on a single machine not part of a Qualified Sysplex, the Value Unit entitlement will be determined as follows:

  1. There will be a calculation of the number of Value Units which would equate to the total sum of the MSUs for any copies of IMS TM VUE on the machine, and the MSUs for all instances of the version of IMS TM that matches the version of IMS TM VUE (that is, only where the version of IMS TM of such instances is the same as the version of IMS TM VUE) on that machine.
  2. There will be a calculation of the number of Value Units which would equate to the MSUs for all instances of the version of IMS TM that matches the version of IMS TM VUE (that is, only where the version of IMS TM of such instances is the same as the version of IMS TM VUE) on the machine.
  3. The number of required IMS TM VUE Value Unit entitlements will be the Value Units calculated in (1) minus the Value Units calculated in (2).

For IMS TM VUE programs that will be deployed for use in a Qualified Sysplex, the Value Unit entitlement will be determined as follows:

  1. There will be a calculation of the number of Value Units which would equate to the total sum of the MSUs for any copies of the IMS TM VUE in the Qualified Sysplex, and the MSUs for all instances of the version of IMS TM that matches the version of IMS TM VUE (that is, only where the version of IMS TM of such instances is the same as the version of IMS TM VUE) in the Qualified Sysplex.
  2. There will be a calculation of the number of Value Units which would equate to the MSUs for all instances of the version of IMS TM that matches the version of IMS TM VUE (that is, only where the version of IMS TM of such instances is the same as the version of IMS TM VUE) in the Qualified Sysplex.
  3. The number of required IMS TM VUE Value Unit entitlements will be the Value Units calculated in (1) minus the Value Units calculated in (2).

No MSUs associated with any other instances of IMS shall be included with the IMS TM VUE MSUs in the calculation to determine required Value Unit entitlements.

Example:

Simply by way of example (hypothetically, for the purpose of illustration only), assuming that the MSUs for the existing version of IMS TM which matches the version of IMS TM VUE which would be included in the calculations = 100, and the MSUs for IMS TM VUE itself = 30 (where the calculated Value Units for the copies of IMS TM VUE based on IMS TM VUE MSUs alone would = 39):

a) Assume that the calculated Value Units for the combined MSUs of the IMS TM and IMS TM VUE (that is 100 + 30 = (130 MSUs) would = 81 (Step 1 above)
b) Assume that the calculated Value Units for the applicable IMS TM (100 MSUs) would = 70 (Step 2 above)
c) Then the number of Value Unit entitlements required for IMS TM VUE would be the difference between the Value Units in a and b = 11 (that is, 81 - 70 = 11).

Calculation of Value Unit entitlements for the IMS ETO VUE program:

Value Unit entitlements for IMS ETO VUE should be based on the Value Unit entitlements of IMS TM VUE. IMS TM VUE is a prerequisite for IMS ETO VUE.

Recalculation of Value Unit Entitlements

There may be circumstances in which Licensee's Value Unit entitlements must be recalculated based upon changes to the environment and configuration, and additional Value Units will need to be purchased if Licensee's existing Value Unit entitlement is not sufficient. For example:

- If the utilization (for example, capacity) of Licensee's zNALC LPAR in which the Eligible Workload is deployed for use increases
- If the Eligible Workload is moved to another machine, into a Qualified Sysplex, or out of a Qualified Sysplex
- If the Value Unit entitlements Licensee acquired were based on calculations that included MSUs associated with instances of IMS TM, and the MSUs associated with such instances decline

Management of the Value Unit entitlements continues to be a customer responsibility. For example, in addition to the need for Recalculation of Value Unit Entitlements as specified above, if one of the following occurs on a machine to which the program is licensed for deployment, the customer must determine if additional Value Units and Subscription and Support need to be ordered for those tools to cover the increase:

- The z/OS-defined capacity is increased.
- The requirements for zNALC sub-capacity charges are no longer met.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products. This program is a System z IPLA program with Execution-Based Terms for the purposes of Sub-Capacity pricing.

Sub-capacity charges for the programs in this announcement

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of sub-capacity System z New Application License Charges (zNALC). To implement sub-capacity zNALC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the zNALC offering.

The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity zNALC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for System z New Application License Charges (Z125-7454).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - "Amendment for IBM System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing" (Z125-6929).

Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Reference-Based Parent Programs

The IMS TM VUE program will be treated as a "Parent Program" for purposes of calculating charges for System z IPLA programs with Referenced-Based Terms, just as if IMS TM VUE were a monthly license charge IMS program. Additional charges for IBM programs with Referenced-Based Terms licensed by Licensee may apply, just as when adding MSU capacity to other IMS Parent Programs.

In the event a machine has both LPARs running IMS TM VUE and LPARs running IMS TM (MLC), the MSUs applicable to those IMS products for the purpose of establishing charges for Reference-Based z IPLA Programs will be the lesser of a) the sum of the IMS TM (MLC) and the IMS TM VUE MSUs or b) the peak z/OS MSUs as indicated on the SCRT report.

License Information numbers
                                                Program   License
Program name                                    number    Information

IMS Transaction Manager VUE V13                 5655-TM2  GC19-4355
IMS Extended Terminal Option VUE V13            5655-TM2  GC19-4358
IMS Transaction Manager VUE V12                 5655-TM1  GC19-4354
IMS Extended Terminal Option VUE V12            5655-TM1  GC19-4357

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 support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

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

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SupportLine offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
IBM Operational Support Services -- SupportLine

Yes

System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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

Academic use allowance: Yes

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

(Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products. These programs are both System z IPLA programs with Execution-Based Terms for the purpose of Sub-Capacity pricing.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for IBM System z On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support, all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, refer to

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

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24x7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits via either the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide you a single point of exit from your site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into your system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by you and IBM. Your business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM.

More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support centre in conjunction with the service request, you are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at

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

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with your IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, you are able to see search results that apply specifically to your systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

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


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Prices are subject to change without notice.

GST, QST, and sales taxes, where applicable, are extra.

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

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V13.1.0
Program PID: 5655-TM2
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S017JTL      IMS ETO Value Unit Edition V13  Basic OTC, Value Units
                                             Basic OTC, Per MSU-day
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017JTJ                US English                 3590 Tape cartridge

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S017JTK      IMS Transaction Manager V13     Basic OTC, Value Units
             Value Unit Edition              Basic OTC, Per MSU-day
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017JTH                US English                 3590 Tape cartridge
 
Program name: IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition, V12.1.0
Program PID: 5655-TM1
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S017JP8      IMS ETO Value Unit Edition V12  Basic OTC, Value Units
                                             Basic OTC, Per MSU-day
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017JP7                US English                 3590 Tape cartridge

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S017JP9      IMS Transaction Manager V12     Basic OTC, Value Units
             Value Unit Edition              Basic OTC, Per MSU-day
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017JP6                US English                 3590 Tape cartridge
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-TMS
 
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric

S017K45      IMS ETO Value Unit       Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Edition SW S&S           No Charge, decline SW S&S
                                      Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017K41                US English                 Hardcopy pub

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric

S017K13      IMS Transaction Manager  Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Value Unit Edition       No Charge, decline SW S&S
             SW S&S                   Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S017K0V                US English                 Hardcopy pub

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance. This offering:

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.



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