IBM Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0 delivers key enhancements to enable improved developer experience, manageability, cloud, and functional capabilities

IBM United States Software Announcement 215-071
February 17, 2015


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(Corrected on July 16, 2015)The Hardware requirements section is revised. (Corrected on May 5, 2015)The Software requirements section is revised.

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IBM® Integration Bus for z/OS®, V10.0 delivers a comprehensive integration solution. In addition to connecting a wide range of applications, services, and systems across heterogeneous IT environments, it provides the visibility and control capabilities that are needed to support critical business activities, such as monitoring, auditing, process management, and analytics.

New enhancements provide clients with:

  • Flexible interactions with IBM WebSphere® MQ that extend support to offer connections to multiple local queue managers when getting and putting messages.
  • Easier administration by using the Integration Bus for z/OS web-browser user interface, which includes new capabilities for deployment, creating, editing, and attaching policy documents.
  • Enhanced functionality for integrating applications both on-premise and in the cloud, which include REST APIs, Graphical Data Mapper and Data Format Description Language (DFDL) improvements, and support for MQ Telemetry Transport messages.

The new capabilities naturally extend the powerful productivity features of Integration Bus for z/OS to develop and manage integration solution deployments, and to extend its industry-leading performance and scalability.

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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Integration Bus for z/OS provides the capabilities that are needed to build solutions by addressing diverse integration requirements. A rich set of connectors provide broad connectivity to a wide range of data sources, which include packaged applications, files, mobile devices, messaging systems, and databases.

A wide variety of data formats are supported, which include standards-based formats (such as XML, DFDL, and JSON), industry formats (such as HL7, SWIFT and ISO8583), and custom formats. A comprehensive range of operations can be performed on data, including routing, filtering, enrichment, publish-subscribe, sequencing, and aggregation. These flexible integration capabilities can support your choice of solution architectures, including service-oriented, RESTful, event-oriented, data-driven, and file-based (batch or real-time).

Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0 delivers key enhancements that simplify the creation and management of integration processes spanning disparate applications, systems and data sources. New capabilities allow you to:

  • Quickly get started with Integration Bus for z/OS with a radically simplified single-package installation and improved support for unit test.
  • Flexibly interact with WebSphere MQ by using connection policies.
  • Simplify administration of Integration Bus for z/OS by using an improved web browser user interface, which includes new capabilities for deployment, creating, editing, and attaching policy documents.
  • Rapidly create REST APIs and use new, graphical data mapper capabilities for the transformation of unmodelled data structures, such as JSON messages.
  • Reuse common resources, such as message models, subflows, Java™ and ESQL code in Shared Libraries that lead to significant memory improvements.
  • Integrate publish-subscribe-based applications by using MQ Telemetry Transport messages.
  • Easily transform and model data structures with multiple new Graphical Data Map and Data Format Description Language (DFDL) features.
  • Extend the reach of the Integration Bus for z/OS with file, database and security enhancements.
  • Create new application connectors and use them to easily create user-defined nodes.
  • Import and convert existing WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus integration assets so they can run on Integration Bus for z/OS.
  • Share product extensions with the integration community, including an enhanced explorer configured to access a GitH repository of Integration Bus z/OS patterns.

Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS is also updated to Version 10. It offers flexibility to fulfill either broad-capability or high-performance needs for entry-level integration solutions for z/OS.



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A server that runs IBM z/OS V2R1 RSU1409, or later, or IBM z/OS SMP/E for z/OS V3r3, or later. For additional details, refer to the Technical information section.



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March 27, 2015

Refer to the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0 includes the following enhancements to enable improved developer experience, manageability, cloud, and functional capabilities:

Quickly get started with a radically simplified, single-package installation and improved support for unit test

The installation and configuration of Integration Bus for z/OS is dramatically simplified. It allows an integration developer to quickly get started and use the IBM Integration Toolkit to start creating applications.

A local integration node and integration server are automatically created the first time that you start the Integration Toolkit and these components are automatically started whenever the Toolkit is started.

The new Unit Test experience allows the integration server to be placed in a test data capture mode. This enables the ability to inject data in both serialized (physical) and parsed (logical) formats and visually trace the path taken by data as it propagates through a message flow.

Flexibly interact with WebSphere MQ by using connection policies

Greater flexibility is introduced in the interactions between Integration Bus for z/OS and WebSphere MQ. On Integration Bus for z/OS each integration node must have an associated queue manager; however, you can now configure connections to multiple local queue managers. This enables your integration nodes to get messages from, or put messages to, queues on any local queue manager. You can create message flows that contain multiple MQinput and MQOutput nodes, each of which can access different queue managers.

Include prerequisite WebSphere MQ for z/OS

WebSphere MQ for z/OS (Version 7.1 or Version 8.0) is a prerequisite for Integration Bus for z/OS. Clients must acquire a separate, unrestricted license for Proof of Entitlement for this product. For more information about WebSphere MQ for z/OS, refer to the Reference information section.

Deliver simplified administration of Integration Bus for z/OS by using an improved web-browser user interface

The web-browser-based administration tool provides new capabilities for managing an Integration Bus for z/OS environment:

  • Create, edit, and attach policy documents.
  • Manage a node's integration servers (add, delete, and rename).
  • Modify a node's properties.
  • Deploy Broker Archive (BAR) files.
  • Delete individual applications, services, libraries, and flows.
  • Add, edit, and delete configurable services.
  • Export the HTTP port configuration for a node.

Rapidly create REST APIs and use new, graphical data mapper capabilities for the transformation of unmodelled data structures

Integration Bus for z/OS can be used to rapidly expose a REST API. Input data interpreted by using the built-in JSON parser can be quickly transformed by using the Graphical Data Mapper, even in cases where the data structure has not been modelled. Use the mapper's new capabilities to add, reuse, rename, transform, and delete user-defined elements directly within your message map during the development phase.

With a single click, you can also generate a JavaScript™ client API by adding an HTTP/JSON binding to an existing integration service. The JavaScript client API provides operation functions that a JavaScript developer can call from a program that is running in a JavaScript environment.

Allow reuse of common resources, such as message models, subflows, Java, and ESQL code in shared libraries

Shared libraries are introduced to share resources between multiple applications. A shared library is deployed directly to an integration server. Any application can reference the resources in that deployed shared library and if that shared library is updated, the changes are immediately visible to all referencing applications.

You might want to map between different versions of an XML schema. Both versions might declare the same elements and types, which cannot coexist in one application. If you create the two versions in separate shared libraries then at deployment time, separate models are built for each of the shared libraries. Therefore, no clash results from the duplicated elements and types.

In addition to these functional benefits, sharing common resources in a shared library can provide a significant reduction in memory usage, particularly in cases that use large message models .

Libraries created in previous versions of Integration Bus for z/OS are classified as static libraries. If you use a static library to contain resources, each application that references that static library is deployed with its own private copy of that library. If a static library is updated, each application that references it must be redeployed with the updated static library.

Integrate publish-subscribe-based applications by using MQ Telemetry Transport messages

MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) is a lightweight publish-subscribe messaging protocol. You can now use IBM Integration Bus for z/OS to connect to applications and devices that send and receive messages using the MQTT messaging protocol.

You can create message flows to receive an MQTT message by using the MQTTSubscribe node to subscribe to one or more topics on an MQTT server. You can send an MQTT message by using the MQTTPublish node in your message flow to publish messages to a topic on an MQTT server.

Easily transform and model data structures with multiple new Graphical Data Map and DFDL features

Support is provided to dynamically define user-defined elements in your message map structured data for which you do not have the XML schema. User-defined elements are useful, for example, when graphically mapping JSON data and the Local Environment tree variables folder. You can also use them when using transport headers that include extension points, such as the MQRFH2, and a SOAP or XML messages that include an xsd:any structure. Graphical data maps can use the Environment tree variable as input data to a transformation.

You can also now use the Graphical Data Map Specification Language to create a message map programmatically. If you choose to use a development approach that is based on JAXB, then a bindings file is also provided.

Extend the reach of the Integration Bus for z/OS with file, database, and security enhancements

Several functional improvements have been made to the core capabilities of Integration Bus for z/OS when interacting with files and databases, including several security enhancements.

  • The FileRead node is enhanced to support the retrieval of remote files using SFTP.
  • There are new integrated security enhancements for the HTTP and SOAP nodes to use the transport-level security protocols NT LAN Manager (NTLM), Kerberos, and Simple and Protected Negotiation (SPNEGO). These protocols are collectively known as Integrated Windows™ Authentication (IWA).
  • Support is also added for the configuration of a Microsoft™ SQL Server database to be used as a data store for recording and replaying data. When the database has been configured, you can select a data capture store that is configured to use an SQL Server database and view the recorded data.

Create new application connectors and control them by using independently managed policies

The Connector Framework provides a simple development experience for quickly creating new connectors for the exchange of data with application endpoints.

  • When creating a user-defined node, new connector framework API methods are provided. This simplifies the development experience so that connectors can be written without earlier knowledge of how Integration Bus nodes work. This approach focuses on the interactional style of the endpoint application and not on Integration Bus.
  • The WebSphere MQ nodes and MQTT nodes are built on the new connector framework and can be easily administered at run time using policies. A policy defines a common approach to performing a particular action by providing a shared, managed set of properties. These configuration properties can be changed dynamically and managed independently from the multiple places where the policy is used. A policy can be attached to one or more nodes in a message flow to control their operational behavior at run time.

Import and convert existing WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus integration assets

Integration Bus for z/OS represents the strategic IBM Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) offering and is the successor product for existing clients of both WebSphere Message Broker and WebSphere ESB.

Integration Bus for z/OS provides tooling to facilitate the conversion of existing WebSphere ESB assets so they can run on Integration Bus for z/OS. The tooling enables:

  • WebSphere ESB Project Interchange files to be imported and viewed
  • Common flow primitives to be converted automatically whilst maintaining the flow structure
  • An understanding of remaining manual tasks through a task list
  • Resulting flows to be modified and deployed

The conversion tooling is greatly enhanced beyond the extensible framework delivered in Integration Bus for z/OS, V9.0. It reduces the number of manual tasks required and now supports:

  • Conversion of mediation modules with multiple exports and with multiple mediation flow components.
  • Conversion of mediation flow components that implement multiple interfaces.
  • Conversion of mediation modules, which contain Java components. Java components can call Imports with a synchronous binding or other Java components.
  • Conversion of mediation flow component subflows.
  • Encapsulation of converted mediation flow component logic using separate subflows for operation request, response, and error flows.
  • Encapsulation of converted exports, imports, and Java components within separate subflows.
  • Updated documentation to reflect the latest capabilities and conceptual approach.

Share product extensions with the integration community, including an enhanced explorer configured to access a GitHub repository of Integration Bus for z/OS patterns

Patterns and samples are no longer included with the Integration Toolkit by default. Instead, the Pattern Explorer is configured to access a GitHub repository, from which you can select, download, and install just the resources you require. The Open Technologies for Integration GitHub repository also provides DFDL models, nodes, and connectors.

By default, the Integration Toolkit is now configured to use the online IBM Knowledge Center to provide context-sensitive help from the latest information that is available.

Deliver two modes of operation

  • Integration Bus for z/OS enables clients to run in advanced mode. It is the full-feature advanced edition with no function or capability restrictions imposed.
  • Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS offers the choice of a full-feature mode of operation that is limited to one process, or a restricted mode of operation without capacity restrictions. This edition offers the flexibility to fulfill either broad-capability or high-performance scenarios.

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  • Product upgrades
  • New releases and new versions
  • Phone and technical support

For information on the benefits of migrating to Integration Bus for z/OS, visit

http://www.ibm.com/integration-bus
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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 z Systems™ IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each z Systems 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 z Systems 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 z Systems IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a z Systems IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each z Systems 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 website

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

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS offers the choice of a full-feature mode of operation that is limited to one process, or a restricted mode of operation without capacity restrictions. This edition offers the flexibility to fulfill either broad-capability or high-performance scenarios.Value Units of another product.

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



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Integration Bus for z/OS enables universal connectivity and transformation in heterogeneous IT environments for businesses of any size and any industry. It provides connectivity, universal data transformation, and visibility to the flow of business information. This eliminates point-to-point connections and batch processing, regardless of platform, protocol, or data format. It makes integration intuitive and transforms standard, non-standard, and custom data. It supports the client's choice of developer skills and tools. Integration Bus was formerly known as WebSphere Message Broker.

Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS offers the choice of a full-feature mode of operation (limited to one process) or a restricted mode of operation without restrictions.



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Reference information
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For information about Integration Bus V10.0 for multiple platforms, refer to Software Announcement 215-070, dated February 17, 2015.

For information about WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V8, refer to Software Announcement 214-180, dated April 22, 2014.



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Availability of national languages
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Description Availability date Language
Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0 and Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V10.0 March 27, 2015 Multilingual: Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, US English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese Brazilian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish


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Program number VRM Program name
5655-AB1 10.0 IBM Integration Bus for z/OS
5655-AB2 10.0 IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS

Product identification number

Program PID number Subscription and Support PID number
5655-AB1 5655-I59
5655-AB2 5655-IBD


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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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Business Partner information
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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 215-071


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Publications
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No printed publications are shipped with these programs.

To access Knowledge Center and information about Integration Bus documentation, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/integration-bus-family/library/

The IBM Publications Center portal is located at

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. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Software Services

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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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any server, EC12 or later, capable of running one of the following IBM z/OS releases:

  • IBM z/OS V2R1 RSU1409, or later
  • IBM SMP/E for z/OS V3R3, or later (5655-G44)

For the latest information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/integration-bus
Software requirements
  • IBM z/OS V2R1 RSU1409, or later
  • IBM SMP/E for z/OS V3R3, or later (5655-G44)
  • Java: 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V7R1 SR2
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V7.1 RSU1409 (5655-R36) or V8.0 RSU1211 (5655-R36)

For detailed requirements for all editions of Integration Bus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/integration-bus

Note: Before installing any new products, ensure that you review your current Preventative Service Planning (PSP) information.

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.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to Usage restriction topic in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

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 online 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 online Service Request tool
http://ibm.com/support/servicerequest

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

You must provide at least the minimum hardware and software environments in which the licensed programs operate.

Problem determination (PD) is a customer responsibility. PD is an assessment of whether a problem is caused by hardware or software. It is complete only when the cause of the problem is identified. This assessment includes examination of available symptoms using the PD procedures documented in the product.

Problem source identification (PSI) is a customer responsibility. PSI begins when software is determined to be the source of the problem. It includes tracing the source of the program to a host system control program (SCP), an application program, or another source. Assisting the client with PSI is an IBM service and support responsibility.

Packaging

Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0 is available by electronic distribution (download) and as a physical media pack. The media pack contains the applicable installation tapes (3590 uncompressed), DVDs, CDs, and hardcopy. The program contains:

  • Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0
  • Integration Bus for IBM AIX®, Solaris on SPARC, Solaris on x86-64, Linux™ on z Systems, Linux on Power® , HP-UX on Itanium™, Microsoft™ Windows™ on x86-64, and Linux on x86-64
  • WebSphere MQ V8.0
  • License Information (GC34-7348-00)
  • Integration Bus for z/OS Kit Assembly (LK4T-2719)
  • Quick Start Guide (LCD7-5034)

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.



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

Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit
5655-AB1 Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0 VUE007
5655-I59 Integration Bus for z/OS Subscription & Support VUE007
5655-AB2 Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V10.0 VUE007
5655-IBD Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS Subscription & Support VUE007

For each z Systems 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 z Systems 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

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 z Systems 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.

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

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0 5655-AB1 Value Unit
Integration Bus for z/OS Subscription & Support 5655-I59 Value Unit - SW S&S
Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V10.0 5655-AB2 Value Unit
Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS Subscription & Support 5655-IBD Value Unit - SW S&S

Basic license

On/Off CoD

The programs are eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge that is calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name : IBM Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0

Program PID : 5655-AB1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017R34 Integration Bus for z/OS, V10 Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Program name : IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V10.0

Program PID : 5655-AB2

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017R37 Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V10 Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

  MSUs Value Units/MSU
Base 1-3 1.00
Tier A 4-45 0.45
Tier B 46-175 0.36
Tier C 176-315 0.27
Tier D 316+ 0.20

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 Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0

Program PID: 5655-AB1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017R34 Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0 Basic OTC, per value unit
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S017R56 Multilingual 3590 tape

Program name: IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V10.0

Program PID: 5655-AB2

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017R37 Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V10.0 Basic OTC, per value unit
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S017R58 Multilingual 3590 tape

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-I59

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S00WWTM Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0 - Subscription & Support Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
    No charge, decline SW S&S
    Per MSU SW S&S Registration
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S00WWSV Multilingual Hardcopy publication

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-IBD

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0177NL Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V10.0 - Subscription & Support Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
    No charge, decline SW S&S
    Per MSU SW S&S Registration

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:

  • 3590
  • 3592

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 212-272, dated July 7, 2012.

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 general availability.



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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.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

These programs are 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 z Systems Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information number

Program name                                    LI number

IBM Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0             L-ACRR-9G2EN9
Integration Bus Standard Edition                L-ACRR-9G2EN9
 for z/OS, V10.0

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

Usage restriction

Yes

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage® Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

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

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

Other support

SoftwareXcel

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 z Systems 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 z Systems 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 z Systems IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program number Program name Terms
     
5655-AB1 Integration Bus for z/OS, V10.0 Execution-based
Program number Program name Terms
5655-AB2 Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V10.0 Execution-based
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 z Systems IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the z Systems 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 z Systems 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 z Systems IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the z Systems IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM z Systems Machines Exhibit (Z125-3901), or visit the Mainframes section of the z Systems Exhibits website.

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

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, z Systems IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the z Systems 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 z Systems IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a z Systems IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the z Systems IPLA program must be equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex.

Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select z Systems 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 z Systems (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 z Systems Software Pricing website

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 z Systems Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for EWLC, TWLC, zELC, and z/OS.e 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 Amendment for IBM z Systems Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous z Systems IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

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.

On/Off 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 z Systems On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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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 is designed to securely transmit either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system.

For additional information, refer to IBM Electronic Service Agent

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/esa/

More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center 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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Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support
Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: IBM Integration Bus for z/OS, V10

Program PID: 5655-AB1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017R34 Integration Bus for z/OS V10 Basic OTC, per Value Unit
    Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-I59

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S00WWTM Integration Bus for z/OS Subscription & Support Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
    No charge, decline SW S&S
    Per MSU SW S&S registration

Program name: IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V10

Program PID: 5655-AB2

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017R37 Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V10 Basic OTC, per Value Unit
    Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-IBD

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0177NL Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS Subscription & Support Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
    No charge, decline SW S&S

For all charges, contact your IBM representative.

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. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing



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To order, contact your Americas Call Centers, local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)

Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com

For IBM Business Partner: pwcs@us.ibm.com

Mail:
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ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
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Reference: LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date. IBM Software Value Plus

These products are available under IBM Software Value Plus, either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high-value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills, and expertise provided by these Business Partners.

Additions to Software Value Plus will be communicated through standard product announcements. For a current list of IBM software available under Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio_criteria
For questions regarding Software Value Plus, visit
http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio_contacts

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z Systems and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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