IBM Customized Offerings Driver V2.2, a subset of an IBM z/OS JES2 system, enables installation of z/OS or z/OS.e ServerPacs and CBPDOs

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-203
August 15, 2006

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Technical information
TOC link Overview TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Prices
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Order now
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At a glance

IBM Customized Offerings Driver provides a load-and-go z/OS JES 2 system that can be used as a driving system to install a z/OS or z/OS.e ServerPac or subsystem or the Custom Built Product Delivery Option (CBPDO).

For information about Customized Offerings Driver, such as product levels included, and for z/OS or z/OS.e hardware and software prerequisites or driving system requirements, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at

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

Customized Offerings Driver (5655-M12) is a z/OS® JES 2 system that can be run on selected IBM eServer® zSeries® and System z™ servers. If you do not have an existing driving system (or do not meet minimum required levels of a driving system), this customized offering enables you to install z/OS or z/OS.e ServerPac, subsystem, or CBPDO products. The minimum configuration required for Customized Offerings Driver includes two IBM 3390-3 or three 3380-3 Direct Access Storage Devices (DASD), an IBM 3480, 3590, or 3592 Tape Drive, a system console, a printer, and a locally attached terminal available for Time Sharing Option (TSO). For information about the product levels included in Customized Offerings Driver and for z/OS or z/OS.e hardware and software requisites or driving system requirements, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at


 
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Key prerequisites

Customized Offerings Driver requires:

  • Three 3380-3 or two 3390-3 DASD
  • A 3480, 3590, or 3592 Tape Drive
  • A system console
  • A locally attached terminal for TSO

 
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Planned availability date

September 29, 2006
 
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Description

Customized Offerings Driver (5655-M12) provides a driving system to install z/OS or z/OS.e ServerPacs, subsystems, or CBPDO products if you otherwise do not meet the minimum driving system requirements for installation. Customized Offerings Driver has also been updated to be orderable on the 3592 tape media. For information about the product levels included in Customized Offerings Driver and for z/OS or z/OS.e hardware and software prerequisites or driving system requirements, refer to zOS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at


 
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Product positioning

Customized Offerings Driver is planned to be available at the general availability of current supported releases of z/OS or z/OS.e and is planned to be available for follow-on releases. It provides customers who are licensed for z/OS or z/OS.e with the required driving system level to aid in the installation of z/OS or z/OS.e ServerPacs, subsystems, and CBPDO products.
 
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Reference information
  • Software Announcement 206-190 , dated August 8, 2006
  • Software Announcement 206-191 , dated August 8, 2006
  • Software Announcement 204-013 , dated February 10, 2004

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 206-203

Trademarks

 
System z is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, eServer, and zSeries 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

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Customized Offerings Driver is a z/OS® JES2 operating system. It can be installed on 3380-3 or 3390-3 DASD on any z/OS or z/OS.e capable processor. Customized Offerings Driver is now available on 3592 tape media.

Compatibility: This level of Customized Offerings Driver replaces all prior levels. The latest level of Customized Offerings Driver should be used at all times in the installation of a z/OS or z/OS.e ServerPac system or CBPDO.

Limitations: Customized Offerings Driver may be used for the limited purpose of installing z/OS or z/OS.e ServerPacs or CBPDO products. Any other use is prohibited. After such an installation, you should discontinue the use of Customized Offerings Driver and dispose of the program materials in accordance with the applicable IBM license agreement.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: The minimum configuration required for Customized Offerings Driver consists of a tape drive (3480, 3590, or 3592), two 3390-3 DASD or three 3380-3 DASD or higher, a printer, a system console, and a locally attached terminal. For information regarding the devices and their corresponding physical addresses that are generated into Customized Offerings Driver, refer to Customized Offerings Driver Installation Guide (GI11-2843).

Installability: 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. In addition, stand-alone copies of utilities are provided to initialize and restore the Driver.

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic Edition. These fee services can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic Edition will help answer questions pertaining to usage, how-to, and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information on services, call 888-426-4343.

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

Security, auditability, and control

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 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 U.S., Canada, 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 Web site at

Entitlement
identifier            Description
 
S010W07               Customized Offerings Driver 3380

Orderable
supply ID             Description
 
S011RRV               3480 Uncompressed Tape
S010V32               3590 Tape
S012LK6               3592 Tape

Entitlement
identifier            Description
 
S010W06               Customized Offerings Driver 3390

Orderable
supply ID             Description
 
S011RRW               3480 Uncompressed tape
S010V36               3590 tape
S012LK5               3592 tape

One copy of the following publication is supplied automatically with the order.

                                            Ordering
Title                                       number
 
Customized Offerings Driver                 GI11-2843
 Installation Guide

Licensed documentation

Customized Offerings Driver will be available without source licensed program materials.

Customized Offerings

The Customized Offerings Driver is not offered in the Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac®, and CBPDO).
 
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Terms and conditions

IBM Operational Support Services — SupportLine: Yes
 
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Prices

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 available on the IBM eServer® platform. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive 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. The news page 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. It 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 may result in 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:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th 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

 
Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, SystemPac, and eServer 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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