IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS , V7.0, builds and manages modular, dynamically-assembled, extensible processes

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-361
October 2, 2009

 
 ENUS209-361.PDF (139KB)

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IBM® WebSphere® Business Services Fabric for z/OS®, V7.0 enhancements focus on increased productivity for business and IT users.

New feature details

  • Improvements in user tooling experience
    • New user interface for extracting context mapping
    • Performance improvements
  • Improvements in Business Process Management (BPM) runtime integration
    • Common repository with WebSphere Process Server
    • Dynamic assembly event monitor integration
    • Enhanced problem determination with improved error code and messages
  • Enhanced installation experience with IBM Install Manager support
  • Basic support for four additional languages: Afrikaans, Armenian, Georgian, and Swahili
  • Support for SLES 11 and DB2® 9.7

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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WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS, V7.0, an extension to IBM WebSphere Process Server, builds and manages modular, dynamically-assembled, extensible processes. There are many benefits to taking complex processes, modularizing them into intelligent Business Services, then assembling these modules at run time.

WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS:

  • Extricates and makes accessible to business users formerly hard-coded process variability for easy, fast, and governed change
  • Enables new functionality to be added to a process without changing or redeploying the process
  • Separates the life cycle of individual modules and intelligent Business Services, making the manageability of complex BPM projects much easier by keeping small changes small
  • Organizes service-oriented architecture (SOA) and BPM infrastructure into shareable, reusable intelligent Business Services, for a fully-realized SOA vision of architectural agility and reuse

In general, it has been shown that WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS can help reduce the total cost of ownership of a complex BPM project by up to 50%, help enable much faster reaction to change, and over time, can dramatically reduce new project development time and cost.


Note: Any performance data contained herein was determined in a controlled environment. Therefore, the results obtained in other operating environments may vary significantly. Some measurements may have been made on development-level systems and there is no guarantee that these measurements will be the same on generally available systems. Furthermore, some measurements may have been estimated through extrapolation. Actual results may vary. Users of this document should verify the applicable data for their specific environment.

WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS allows businesses to:

  • Quickly implement innovative new products and services without changing or redeploying core processes
  • React rapidly to new market conditions by enabling business users to make governed changes in their own processes
  • Help save costs by enabling reuse of major business capabilities across a corporation

WebSphere Industry Content Packs, previously packaged as part of WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS in prior releases, is now available as a separate product on the Windows® platform in WebSphere Industry Content Packs V7.0, which provides prebuilt, industry-specific packs that are available for banking, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, and industrial product life cycle management. For information about WebSphere Industry Content Packs V7.0, refer to Software Announcement 209-336, dated October 02, 2009.


 
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For details, refer to the Technical information section.


 
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December 11, 2009


 
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IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS, V7.0, an extension to WebSphere Process Server V7.0, contains the IBM Business Services Foundation Pack V7.0 that:

  • Includes a highly scalable runtime business service policy enforcement and service binding engine that enables dynamic assembly of process modules, or intelligent Business Services, based on the current business situation and policy
    • Without solution redeployment, enables new functionality to be added to a core process
    • Enables intelligent Business Services to be reused by any number of core processes
  • Includes runtime tooling to enable governed, real-time policy change by business users
  • Stores and manages all runtime intelligent Business Service artifacts, including business vocabulary, policies, endpoints, and related documents
  • Enables end-to-end governance of intelligent Business Services through design, deployment, run time, and change to integrate with leading security and identity management products
  • Emits events and exceptions, enabling visibility and monitoring of service-oriented business processes and applications

WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS also includes WebSphere BPM Suite Business Space, a common, Web-based graphical user interface that:

  • Ships as a common business user interface component with the following runtime products:
    • WebSphere Business Services Fabric
    • WebSphere Business Monitor
    • WebSphere Process Server
    • WebSphere Business Compass
  • Allows business users, leaders, and analysts to create their own spaces leading into a business process application or collaborative end-user experience
  • Ships with a collection of preintegrated, customizable templates to rapidly create new process experiences that can be marked private or can be shared with contributors
  • Enables IT developers to achieve faster time-to-value when creating their BPM end-user experiences by enabling better reuse of out-of-the-box product content and simplified user interface assembly tooling
  • Provides a consolidated view of business process content and enables contextual collaboration in one location, which allows users of WebSphere Integration Developer to create Business Space content from within their test environment
  • Allows users of WebSphere Business Modeler to interact with process models in the Business Space as part of deploying those models to a managed test environment

Business Space also complements the out-of-the box administrative clients that ship with WebSphere Process Server (such as BPC Explorer) for IT administrator use.

WebSphere Business Services Fabric Business Space extensions enable business leaders and analysts to create the core vocabulary, policies, and high-level process flows that will be used in an eventual intelligent Business Services-based process solution. It also enables business users to make governed, real-time intelligent Business Service policy changes.

IBM Business Services Tool Pack

IBM Business Services Tool Pack is available through Passport Advantage® as a separately ordered feature of WebSphere Business Services Fabric 7.0. For more information, refer to Software Announcement 209-352, dated October 02, 2009.

The Business Services Tool Pack has the following characteristics:

  • Integrated into WebSphere Integration Developer and includes tooling to enable business analysts, IT developers, and administrators to create, change, and govern intelligent Business Services
  • Includes a visual assembly environment for creating and managing intelligent Business Service models and policies
  • Includes a client-based server, or User Test Environment, enabling local simulation of new and changed solutions
  • Allows intelligent Business Service artifacts to be imported into WebSphere Business Modeler for further process refinement

The separately ordered WebSphere Industry Content Packs V7.0 offering provides a rich set of prebuilt, industry-specific assets across the WebSphere BPM offerings to accelerate and enhance delivery of BPM industry solutions. These assets include industry standards-based business vocabularies and intelligent Business Services, thus providing prebuilt and certified assets for the WebSphere Business Services Fabric platform. Industry content packs are available for insurance, banking, telecommunications, healthcare, and industrial product life cycle management. These packs serve as a great jump start for WebSphere Business Services Fabric-based dynamic solutions. For more information, Refer to Software Announcement 209-336, dated October 02, 2009.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. 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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS, V7.0, is capable as of December 11, 2009, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested at

http://www-03.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. Because 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 wish 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:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

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 Web site

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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WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS, V7.0, an extension to WebSphere Process Server, builds and manages modular, dynamically-assembled, extensible processes.

The delivery of WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS, V7.0 solutions are accelerated with the help of industry standards-based prebuilt assets contained in the separately orderable IBM WebSphere Industry Content Packs V7.0.


 
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For information about WebSphere Industry Content Packs V7.0, refer to Software Announcement 209-336, dated October 02, 2009.

For information about WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition V7.0, refer to Software Announcement 209-322, dated October 02, 2009.

For information about WebSphere Business Services Fabric V7.0, refer to Software Announcement 209-352, dated October 02, 2009.

For information about WebSphere Integration Developer V7.0, refer to Software Announcement 209-309, dated October 02, 2009.

For information about WebSphere Process Server V7.0, refer to Software Announcement 209-309, dated October 02, 2009.

For information about WebSphere Business Monitor V7.0, refer to Software Announcement 209-324, dated October 02, 2009.

For information about WebSphere Business Events V7.0, refer to Software Announcement 209-323, dated October 02, 2009.

For information about WebSphere Business Modeler V7.0, refer to Software Announcement 209-325, dated October 02, 2009.

For information about WebSphere Business Compass V7.0, refer to Software Announcement 209-325, dated October 02, 2009.

For information about WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V7.0, refer to Software Announcement 209-294, dated October 02, 2009.

For information about WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS, V7.0, refer to Software Announcement 209-295, dated October 02, 2009.


 
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Program                 Program
number         VRM      name
 
  5655-W06      7.0.0   IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS
 

Product identification number

 
                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
 
5655-W06            5655-S31
 

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=209-361

 
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Education is a key component of ensuring software success. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education available to help clients prosper in today's competitive marketplace. IBM takes pride in being able to deliver successful education programs to help clients develop the necessary skills that can help businesses become more profitable using IBM software.

IBM delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help clients successfully deploy and integrate WebSphere products to their maximum potential. The IBM education team works closely with product developers and services organizations to ensure that the courses offered by IBM provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. IBM educational offerings place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. IBM draws from a deep pool of technical experience in the development of educational programs and courses, and passes that knowledge on to students.

For more information about available WebSphere education offerings, including course locations and availability dates, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere/education/

Role-based skills roadmaps can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere/education/paths/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.


 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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

 
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The IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS, V7.0 Quick Start Guide is included with the product.

Documentation for WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS can be viewed using the online Information Center.

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/integration/library/index.html

In addition to English (international), the documentation is translated into the following national languages:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Czech
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Traditional Chinese

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • Any hardware that is explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software, and any associated unmodified applications, is usable.
  • If not IBM hardware, responsibility to provide a statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.
Software requirements

Server platform: z/OS V1.9, z/OS V1.10, or z/OS V1.11

Repository database:

  • DB2 Universal Database™ for z/OS, V8
  • DB2 for z/OS, V9.1

Application server: WebSphere Process Server for z/OS, V7.0

Companion products

The IBM Business Process Management (BPM) Suite of products provides a comprehensive set of role-based, SOA-enabled product capabilities. These offerings can provide the ability to continuously optimize and rapidly adapt processes to changing needs so you can maintain continuous alignment between business and IT. These extended value offerings augment the foundational sets, can help extend BPM capabilities, and can be leveraged in areas such as events, rules, and analytics.

Related offerings

The WebSphere Industry Content Packs offering provides a rich set of prebuilt, industry-specific assets to help accelerate and enhance delivery of WebSphere BPM-based industry solutions.

WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition delivers a core of offerings from IBM BPM Suite. This core provides BPM enabled by SOA foundational capabilities for end-to-end dynamic business processes, and includes three products:

  • WebSphere Business Monitor
  • WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • WebSphere Business Modeler

WebSphere Business Monitor provides business users and managers with a real-time, end-to-end view of business processes and operations by using comprehensive business activity monitoring software. This can improve business results by providing the ability to be able to predict anomalous business situations and react preemptively rather than reactively.

WebSphere Business Services Fabric provides an extension to WebSphere Process Server to build and manage modular, dynamically-assembled, extensible processes.

WebSphere Business Modeler helps document, visualize, and analyze business processes using industry standards and leading BPM powered by Smart SOA technologies.

WebSphere Business Compass helps subject matter experts fully collaborate on their business processes and monitor solutions through a Web-based browser.

WebSphere Business Compass Advanced Edition provides a package consisting of 10 copies of WebSphere Business Modeler Advanced and one copy of WebSphere Business Compass.

WebSphere Business Events provides detection of business situations, providing early and intelligent insight for timely and effective business decisions.

WebSphere Integration Developer simplifies integration and accelerates the adoption of SOA by rendering current IT assets as service components for reuse and efficiency.

WebSphere Process Server delivers a high-performance business engine to help choreograph and automate business processes.

WebSphere Adapters allow quick and easy creation of integrated processes that exchange information between enterprise resource planning (ERP), human resource (HR), customer relationship management (CRM), and supply chain systems. These adapters can service-enable your applications by connecting them to IBM connectivity products, which power your client's SOA.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository provides clear visibility into service associations and relationships, while encouraging reuse of services to help avoid duplication and reduce cost.

WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus applies Web services connectivity and service-oriented integration to power your customer's SOA, and help improve flexibility through the adoption of service-oriented interfaces. It supports hundreds of ISV solutions via WebSphere Adapters.

WebSphere Message Broker delivers an advanced enterprise service bus, providing connectivity and universal data transformation.

WebSphere Partner Gateway is intended for organizations needing business-to-business enablement, to integrate or extend their applications and processes with those of their business partners, for both sell-side and buy-side. It offers an environment for creating and managing supply chain partners being integrated into the business, as well as providing support to send and receive multiple data types over multiple protocol choices and transport layers. Whether you are driven to connect to just one or two key supply-chain partners, or whether you need to define a network of potentially thousands of partners, there are editions of this offering to meet your needs.

IBM Rational® Asset Manager helps create, modify, govern, find, and reuse any type of development assets, including SOA, systems development assets, process models, and monitoring models.

IBM Rational Application Developer provides comprehensive Eclipse-based rapid application development that allows software developers to quickly design, develop, analyze, test, profile, and deploy high-quality Java™ and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE), Portal, Web, Web services, and SOA applications.

IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence delivers a complete range of business intelligence capabilities on a single SOA. Author, share, and use reports that draw on data across all enterprise sources for better business decisions.

Planning information

Direct customer support

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

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

An IBM Business Services Foundation Pack for z/OS Quick Start Guide is provided with the product.

WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS is shipped on 3480 tape.

Note: Product documentation is shipped on product tapes. Documentation from industry standards groups (for example, HL7, ASC X12, ISO, SWIFT, NACHA, NGOSS) is not provided. You may find documentation, associated with these standards, beneficial in creating end-to-end business applications. If this documentation is required, contact the associated industry standards body.


 
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/

 
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Charge metric
 
Program name                   PID number      Charge metric
 
IBM WebSphere Business         5655-W06        Value Unit (VU)
 Services Fabric for
 z/OS, V7.0
 
IBM WebSphere Business         5655-S31        Value Unit (VU)
 Services Fabric for z/OS
 - Subscription and Support
 
 

VU Value Unit

VU Value Unit is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. VU Value Unit entitlements are based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement, either users or resources, for the given program. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of VU Value Units required for your environment as defined by the specific program terms. The VU Value Unit entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with VU Value Unit entitlements of another program. To understand these benefits of VU Value Unit licensing, and to determine how many VU Value Units to obtain for the program, contact your IBM representative.

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

Program
number     Program name                   Value Unit exhibit
 
5655-W06   WebSphere Business Services         VUE007
             Fabric for z/OS, V7.0

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:

  • The System 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 VUE007

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base          1         3       1
Tier A        4        45       0.45
Tier B       46       175       0.36
Tier C      176       315       0.27
Tier D      316         +       0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

 
Hardware     Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30    6
MP3000 H50    8
MP3000 H70   12
ESL models    2

Ordering example

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

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units
Base          3   *  1.00            =    3.00
Tier A       42   *   .45            =   18.90
Tier B      130   *   .36            =   46.80
Tier C      140   *   .27            =   37.80
Tier D    1,185   *   .20            =  237.00
 
Total     1,500                         343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Basic license
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       Value Units/MSU
Base         1-3      1
Tier A       4-45     0.45
Tier B      46-175    0.36
Tier C     176-315    0.27
Tier D     316+       0.2

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 WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS, V7.0
Program PID: 5655-W06
 
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric
 
 S015MSR      IBM Business Services   Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
               Foundation Pack        Basic OTC, Per MSU - Day TUC
               for z/OS
 
Orderable                                            Distribution
Supply ID    Description                  Language   medium
 
 S015MSP     IBM Business Services        English    3480
              Foundation Pack for z/OS

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-S31

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric
 
 S013R30     IBM Business Services    Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              Foundation Pack for     Decline SW S&S (no charge)
              z/OS - Subscription     Per MSU SW S&S Registration
              and Support
 
Orderable                                              Distribution
Supply ID    Description                    Language   medium
 
 S013R2W     IBM Business Services          English    Paper
              Foundation Pack for
              z/OS - Subscription
              and Support
 
 

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 (IAASM). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

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.

Single version charging

To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

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

Media type for this software product is chosen during the Customized Offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

  • CBPDOs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
  • ServerPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
  • SystemPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
1
3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

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

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after inclusion in ServerPac.
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after inclusion in SystemPac due to additional customization, and data input verification.

 
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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:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

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.

IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information form number

LI number: L-JARN-7V2S7J

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel 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 - SoftwareXcel

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.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

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:

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

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

 
    PID/SWO     Program               Capacity
    number      name                  option terms
 
    5655-W06    WebSphere Business    Execution-based
                  Services Fabric
                  for z/OS, V7.0
 
Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based, z/OS based, full machine based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full machine based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM System z Machines Exhibit, Z125-3901, or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits Web site

http://ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 204-184, dated August 10, 2004.

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  • That meets the criteria defined in Hardware Announcement 198-001, dated January 13, 1998
  • Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex
Sub-capacity eligibility

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

  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS operating systems
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating systems must be running in z/Architecture® (64-bit) mode

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 Web site

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for IBM System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and 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.

IBM Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing for z/OS IPLA Software applies.

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.


 
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

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Program name: IBM. WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS, V7.0
Program PID: 5655-W06
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             Pricing metric
 
 S015MSR     IBM Business Services   Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
             Foundation Pack         Basic OTC, Per MSU - Day TUC
             for z/OS
 

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-S31

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric
 
 S013R30     IBM Business Services    Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              Foundation Pack for     Decline SW S&S (no charge)
              z/OS - Subscription     Per MSU SW S&S Registration
              and Support
 
 

Single version charging:

To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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 customers. Rates are based on a customer'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, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Available worldwide for credit qualified clients.


 
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