IBM Customized Offerings Driver V2.1 now based on a z/OS V1.4 system to aid installations of z/OS or z/OS.e ServerPacs

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-013
February 10, 2004

 ENUS204-013.PDF (26KB)

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At a glance Hardware and software support services
Overview Reference information
Key prerequisites Technical information
Planned availability date Ordering information
Description IBM electronic services
Product positioning Order now
 
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At a glance

The IBM Customized Offerings Driver provides a load-and-go z/OS V1.4 JES2 system that can be used as a driving system to install a z/OS or a z/OS.e ServerPac (5751-CS9), or a Custom Built Product Delivery Offering (CBPDO) (5751-CS3) system.

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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Overview

The Customized Offerings Driver, a subset of a z/OS® V1.4 JES2 system, can be IPLed on an z/OS or z/OS.e capable processor (including IBM eServer zSeries® 990) and is used by clients who do not have an existing driving system to install a z/OS or a z/OS.e ServerPac, or a CBPDO system or product. The Customized Offerings Driver consists of two or three 3380-2 or 3390-2 direct access storage devices (DASDs). A minimum configuration required for the Customized Offerings Driver includes a 3480 tape drive, printer, two or three DASDs of the same type (3380-2 or 3390-2), a system console, and a locally attached terminal available for Time Sharing Option (TSO).

This new version of the Customized Offerings Driver (5655-M12) replaces the current version of the Customized Offerings Driver (5665-343). With this announcement, the current version is being withdrawn effective March 12, 2004.
 
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Key prerequisites

Customized Offerings Driver requires:

  • Two or three 3380-2 or 3390-2 DASDs, or higher
  • Tape drive — 3480, 3590, or 4 mm
  • System console
  • Locally attached terminal for TSO


 
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Planned availability date

March 26, 2004
 
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Description

The Customized Offerings Driver is a no-charge product that requires a z/OS V1 (5694-A01), z/OS.e V1 (5655-G52), or OS/390® V2 (5647-A01) license.

The Customized Offerings Driver has been updated to a z/OS V1.4 system. This new level is designed to provide a stable driving system to install z/OS ServerPacs, z/OS.e ServerPacs, and the CBPDO offering when you do not have or meet the minimum driving system requirements for installation.
 
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Product positioning

The Customized Offerings Driver will be available at the planned availability of all new levels of z/OS or z/OS.e to provide clients who are licensed for a currently supported release of z/OS or z/OS.e with the required driving system level to aid in the installation of a z/OS or z/OS.e system.
 
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Hardware and software support services

SmoothStart™/Installation services

IBM SmoothStart Services, an on-site implementation and training startup service, are designed to accelerate your productive use of your IBM solution. The service is provided by IBM Global Services or your IBM Business Partner at an additional cost. For additional information, refer to Services Announcement 697-004 , dated March 25, 1997, or contact your IBM representative and ask for SmoothStart Services for Customized Offerings Driver (5655-M12).
 
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Reference information

For information on IBM z/OS V1.5 and a preview of z/OS V1.6 refer to:

  • Software Announcement 204-017 , dated February 10, 2004

For information on IBM z/OS.e V1.5 and a preview of z/OS.e V1.6 refer to:

  • Software Announcement 204-016 , dated February 10, 2004

Trademarks

 
SmoothStart is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, the e-business logo, zSeries, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Technical information

Terms/Conditions

The Customized Offerings Driver (5655-M12) is a no-charge product. You must have a license for z/OS® V1 (5694-A01), or z/OS.e V1 (5655-G52), or OS/390® V2 (5647-A01) to order the Customized Offerings Driver.

Volume discount: No

Installation information applies: Yes

Software services and support: Yes

Field support: Yes

Direct customer support: Yes

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The Customized Offerings Driver is now comprised of a subset of z/OS V1.4 system. The Driver can be installed on 3380-2 or 3390-2 DASD, or higher, on any processor capable of running z/OS or z/OS.e (including IBM eServer zSeries® 990).

Software requirements

You must have a license for z/OS V1 (5694-A01), z/OS.e V1 (5655-G52), or OS/390 V2 (5647-A01) to order the Customized Offerings Driver (5655-M12).

Compatibility: This level of the Customized Offerings Driver replaces the (5665-343) levels of the Driver. The latest level of the Customized Offerings Driver should be used when the existing driving system doesn't meet the required driving system requirements for the installation z/OS.e ServerPac system or CBPDO offering. Clients ordering (5655-M12) Customized Offerings Driver V2.1 are required to have a license for either z/OS V1 (5694-A01), or z/OS.e V1 (5655-G52), or OS/390 V2 (5647-A01).

Limitations: The Customized Offerings Driver may be used for the limited purpose of installing a z/OS, z/OS.e ServerPac, or the CBPDO offering. Any other use is prohibited. After such a installation, you should discontinue the license for the Customized Offerings Driver and dispose of the licensed program materials in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement for IBM Licensed Programs.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: A minimum configuration required for the Customized Offerings Driver consists of a tape drive (3480, 3590, or 4 mm), two or three DASD of the same type (3380-2 or 3390-2, or higher), a system console, and a locally attached terminal. For information regarding the devices and their corresponding physical addresses that are generated into the Customized Offering Driver, refer to the Customized Offerings Driver Installation Guide , GI11-2843.

Installability: The Customized Offerings Driver contains those IBM programs that are necessary to support the installation of a z/OS or z/OS.e ServerPac, or the CBPDO offering. In addition, stand-alone copies of utilities are provided with each driver to initialize and restore the driver.

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line. This fee service can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage, how to and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support can be provided by IBM Global Services at an additional charge. For more information on services, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Packaging: The Customized Offerings Driver consists of a stand-alone utility tape used to initialize and restore the DASD and other tape or cartridges for the actual restoring of the DASD. The actual number of tapes will be identified in the Customized Offerings Driver Installation Guide , GI11-2843.

Security, auditability, and control

The announced Customized Offerings Driver uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or 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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Ordering information

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac, CBPDO, or Customized Offering Driver. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at:

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed on March 12, 2004.

Registered customers can access IBMLink™ for ordering information.

Shipment will not occur before availability date.

Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

  • Orders entered after the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date for the week following order entry.

    or

  • Orders entered with a scheduled date before the planned availability date will be shipped Customized Offerings Driver V1.1.20 (5665-343).
  • Orders entered with a scheduled shipment date after planned availability will be shipped Customized Offerings Driver V2.1 (5655-M12). Unless a later date is specified, an order is scheduled for the week following order entry.

New users of Customized Offerings Driver should specify:

          Type           Model
 
          5655           M12

Customized Offerings Driver (5665-343) is being withdrawn from marketing with this announcement and cannot be ordered after March 11, 2004.

Basic machine-readable material

                                    Feature         Distribution
Description                         number          medium
 
Customized Offerings Driver         5802            3480 (3380)
Customized Offerings Driver         6000            3590 (3380)
Customized Offerings Driver         6001            4mm (3380)
Customized Offerings Driver         5812            3480 (3390)
Customized Offerings Driver         6002            3590 (3390)

Unlicensed documentation

A copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
Customized Offering Driver                             GI11-2843
 Installation Guide

Displayable softcopy publications: There are no softcopy publications with this product.

Source file publications: There are no source files for this product.

Licensed documentation: The Customized Offerings Driver will be available without source licensed program materials or documentation.

Customized Offerings Driver V1 withdrawn

The Customized Offerings Driver V1 (5665-343) is withdrawn from marketing effective March 12, 2004.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes. Current charges are unaffected by this announcement.
 
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IBM electronic services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and pre-emptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. By using the news page, it enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system that is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM Warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit:


 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, 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).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 6th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
IBMLink and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, OS/390, the e-business logo, zSeries, and Requisite are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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