IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS , V8.0.1 provides end-to-end lifecycle support for decisions used in IBM CICS , IBM IMS , and IBM COBOL applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-330
October 2, 2012


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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices
Program number Program number  Order now Order now

(Corrected on October 2, 2012)

The Ordering information section is revised.

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IBM® Operational Decision Manager for z/OS® , V8.0.1, the next generation of business rules, provides an elegant development environment, along with a dedicated business user interface, for automating and governing frequently occurring, repeatable business decisions.

The offering provides end-to-end lifecycle support for business decisions invoked from COBOL applications. This includes capabilities for decision testing and simulation within the zRule Execution Server (zRES) for z/OS environment and the ability to trace the execution of how a business decision was made in the zRule Execution Server through the Decision Warehouse feature.

IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS provides multiple business rule execution choices for z/OS customers. This includes a business rule deployment option for Enterprise COBOL batch applications, which can run stand-alone or hosted within a CICS® 4.x or CICS 5.x region.

It also provides support for decision evaluation within an IMS™ batch COBOL application (support of IMS V10 and later) with the zRule Execution Server for z/OS .

New in IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS , V8.0.1

IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS and IBM Business Rules for z/OS , available as a separate product, help enable organizations in virtually every industry to improve the quality of transaction and process-related decisions that are made repeatedly within mainframe applications. By determining the appropriate course of action for each customer, partner, and internal interaction, organizations can:

IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS , V8.0.1 provides capabilities to:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255). Reference: LE001



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IBM System z® server or equivalent hardware system capable of running z/OS V1.11, or later

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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December 14, 2012



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The ability to effectively automate decision making within and across operational systems is imperative for maximizing organizational efficiency. It increases employee productivity, and for improving the quality of actions that are repeated in the course of the business day. In many cases, making the best decision at a given moment requires an understanding of a number of different factors. This includes:

IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS , V8.0.1 addresses decision-automation challenges by enabling organizations to build highly flexible, adaptable solutions that can detect and react to data patterns as they occur within a specified time period. Additionally, it provides the appropriate decision response to transactional and process-oriented business systems.

The supplied COBOL stub allows an application to be configured to call either a zRES server stand-alone, deployed in CICS or in WebSphere® Application Server for z/OS without any code changes. The decision service stub can be configured to select a preconfigured WebSphere Optimized Local Adpater pipe to route a rule invocation request through to a WebSphere Application Server for z/OS offering.

On the receiving side, the zRule Execution Server transparently receives the request, invokes the rule execution in WebSphere Application Server for z/OS , and returns the result to the calling application, via WebSphere Optimized Local Adapter. Again, there is no need for any customer Java™ coding that was previously required. The zRES server is configured such that the full high availability and scalability capabilities of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS are available for rule execution.

The stub allows the decision of deployment option for rule execution to be taken in isolation from the development of the client calling code. This allows the best possible deployment option to be selected for a particular application deployed in CICS , z/OS batch, or an IMS Batch Message Processing region and then potentially altered, if requirements change at a later date without the need for recoding of the client application.

New in IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS , V8.0.1 is the enablement of IMS Online Transactions to invoke rules from the zRule Execution Server. The execution performance has been optimized and audit recorded can be recorded as part of the Sub Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) to record rule execution usage for zRES and RES. The complete set of capabilities in the Decision Center Business Console are compatible with COBOL rule projects.

The Business Console user interface enables management of rule-based, decision logic in the Decision Center repository. It enables collaboration between business users through dynamic activity streams and improves ease of use for searching, viewing, and making rule changes. It is designed for business experts to manage the lifecycle of decisions.

The offering is built on IBM's market-leading business rules management technology (formally, WebSphere ILOG® Business Rule Management System). It is enhanced with the IBM capabilities for detecting time-based events in order to drive more responsive actions to business opportunities or risk conditions (formally WebSphere Business Events).

IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS , V8.0.1 consists of two orderable products, which together form a comprehensive platform for the management and execution of business rules and business events:

A separate product offering, IBM Business Rules for z/OS , provides the same business rule execution capabilities that are packaged within IBM Decision Server for z/OS .This improves automation and maintainability of rule-based, decision logic.

IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS and IBM Business Rules for z/OS , a separately orderable product, help enable the creation of applications to intelligently automate a wide range of decisions. Some examples of these kinds of decision management applications include:

These products provide the ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions, align across business and IT, and act with precision and reliability.

For the current list of languages supported, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/websphere/ilog_supported_languages.html

Benefits of migrating to IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS , V8.0.1

The enhancements and items of interest for customers of existing precursor products with current Support and Subscription agreements.

In general:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Value Unit-based pricing

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

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

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you 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:

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

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

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

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



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Decision management is an approach that combines software and expertise to increase the value of the frequent customer, partner, and internal interactions that take place within and across business systems. It involves both being able to make the best possible decision at the current moment based on data and situational context, as well as being able to use data to discover insights that can be used to continually improve decisions over time.

These decisions may be fully automated (for example, through an online application or a self-service, point-of-sale system) or they may be used to provide decision support to people (for example, through a system used at a call center, branch or store location, or in the back-office).

There are two primary technology areas that fit within the decision management concept:

While these two technology areas are highly complementary, they can be used separately or together as part of a decision management solution. Each area brings a different focus to improving process and transactional decisions.

IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS provides the power to intelligently automate a wide range of decisions across applications, uniting IBM's market-leading capabilities for business rules management and business event processing in order to drive more responsive actions to business opportunities or risk conditions. By enhancing IBM's business rules repository to also govern event-based decisions, IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS , V8.0.1 gives organizations comprehensive capabilities to define and maintain the logic that will drive the actions of critical business systems.

IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS lets business users test rule changes and to design test scenarios against their z/OS structures to validate the business rule changes prior to deployment. It strengthens simulation analysis enabling use with z/OS file structures. It streamlines the decision development experience for z/OS developers and allows them to deploy a decision based solution with the least amount of new ( Java ) skills required.

In addition, a standard API for COBOL applications is provided to invoke rules independent of Decision Server deployment and the configuration options are extended to include capability to call the Rule Execution Server (RES) on WebSpere Application Server for z/OS , via a WebSphere Optimized Local Adapter connector. New in this release, IMS Online Transactions are enabled to invoke rules from zRule Execution Server.



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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5655-Y17       8.0.1   IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS
5655-Y31       8.0.1   IBM Business Rules for z/OS
 

Product identification number

IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS , V8.0.1

                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
5655-Y17            5655-Y08
 

IBM Business Rules for z/OS , V8.0.1

                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
5655-Y31            5655-ILH
 

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=212-330


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Consulting and services

Professional Services are available to help clients get into production quickly and, if desirable, to assist with planning and growing into full-blown business integration solutions. These services can be provided through our IBM Business Partner community or through IBM Global Services.

To contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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


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IBM delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help customers successfully deploy and integrate Application and Integration middleware products to their maximum potential.

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education available to help your company prosper in today's competitive marketplace. IBM delivers successful education programs that provide your people with the skills necessary to make your business profitable using IBM software.

The IBM education team works closely with IBM product developers and IBM services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. We draw from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students.

For more information about available education offerings, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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The following publication is shipped with this program:

Title                                                Order number
 
IBM Operation Decision Manager for z/OS, V8.0.1      GI11-9605
 - Program Directory
 
IBM Business Rules for z/OS, V8.0.1                  GI11-9606
 - Program Directory
 

The documentation for IBM Operational Decision Managerfor z/OS, V8.0.1 is provided as an information center.

For product family infocenter

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/dmanager/v8r0m1/index.jsp

For Decision Center infocenter

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/dcentrbu/v8r0m1/index.jsp

For Rule Execution Server Console infocenter

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/resohelp/v8r0m1/index.jsp

The information center for IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS, V8.0.1, will be available by December 14, 2012. Parts of the documentation will be translated and available on, or before, December 19, 2012.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM System z processor, including z10™ , and zEnterprise® or an equivalent hardware system capable of running z/OS 1.11, or later.

Software requirements

Visit the following website for a complete detailed list of hardware and software requirements for IBM Decision Server for z/OS , V8.0.1, IBM Decision Center for z/OS , V8.0.1, and IBM Business Rules for z/OS , V8.0.1

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27024348

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

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

Planning information

Direct customer support

Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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

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

The IBM Decision Server for z/OS , V8.0.1 product package includes:

The IBM Decision Center for z/OS , V8.0.1 product package includes:

The IBM Business Rules for z/OS , V8.0.1 product package includes:

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS , V8.0.1 and IBM Business Rules for z/OS , V8.0.1 use the security and auditability features of the host software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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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 Operational Decision    5655-Y17             Value Unit
 Manager for z/OS, V8.0.1
 
IBM Business Rules          5655-Y31             Value Unit
 for z/OS, V8.0.1 

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

Program
number      Program name              Value Unit exhibit
 
5655-Y17    IBM Operational           VUE007
             Decision Manager
             for z/OS, V8.0.1
 
5655-Y31    IBM Business Rules        VUE007
             for z/OS, V8.0.1

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

Value Unit exhibit 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.

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
5655-Y17  IBM Operational Decision Manager
           for z/OS, V8.0.1
 
5655-Y08  IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS
           Software Subscription and Support
 
5655-Y31  IBM Business Rules for z/OS, V8.0.1
 
5655-ILH  IBM Business Rules for z/OS
           Software Subscription and Support 
Basic license

On/Off CoD

IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS , V8.0.1 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name: IBM Operational Decision Manager
               for z/OS, V8.0.1
Program PID:  5655-Y17
 
Entitlement                               
identifier      Description               License option/Pricing metric
 
S0170BV        IBM Decision               Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                Server for z/OS
 
S0170BP        IBM Decision               Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                Center for z/OS
 

IBM Business Rules for z/OS , V8.0.1 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name: IBM Business Rules for z/OS, V8.0.1
Program PID:  5655-Y31
 
Entitlement                               
identifier      Description               License option/License option/Pricing metric
 
S0170DB        IBM Business               Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                Rules for z/OS 
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 Operational Decision Manager
               for z/OS, V8.0.1
Program PID:  5655-Y17
 
Entitlement                                   
identifier   Description                      License option/Pricing metric
 
S0170BV      IBM Decision                     Basic OTC, Value Units
              Server for z/OS
 
S0170BV      IBM Decision                     Basic OTC, Value Units
              Server for z/OS
              Trade-up from WebSphere
              ILOG Business Rules
              for z/OS
 
Orderable 
supply ID    Language               Distribution medium
 
S0170BS      US English             3590 tape cartridge
                                     uncomp
 
Entitlement                              
identifier   Description            License option/Pricing metric
 
S0170BP      IBM Decision           Basic OTC, Value Units
              Center for z/OS
 
Orderable 
supply ID    Language               Distribution medium
 
S0170BW      US English             3590 tape cartridge
                                     uncomp

Program name: IBM Business Rules for z/OS, V8.0.1
Program PID:  5655-Y31
 
Entitlement                           
identifier   Description             License option/Pricing metric
 
S0170DB      IBM Business            Basic OTC, Value Units
              Rules for z/OS
 
Orderable 
supply ID    Language                Distribution medium
 
S0170DC      US English              3590 tape cartridge
                                              uncomp

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-Y08

Entitlement                           
identifier  Description               License option/Pricing metric
 
S016VN6     IBM Decision              Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW
             Server for z/OS           S&S  No charge, decline SW S&S
             Subscription              Per MSU SW S&S Registration
             and Support   

Orderable 
supply ID    Language                 Distribution medium
 
S016VN9      US English               Hardcopy publication 
 
Entitlement                              
identifier  Description               License option/Pricing metric
 
S016VN7     IBM Decision              Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW
             Center for z/OS           S&S No charge, decline SW S&S
             Subscription and          Per MSU SW S&S Registration
              Support  
 
Orderable 
supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
S016VNC      US English                 Hardcopy publication 

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-ILH

Entitlement                             
identifier  Description                 License option/Pricing metric
 
S016H0M     IBM Business                Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW
             Rules for z/OS              S&S
             Subscription and Support    No charge, decline SW S&S
                                         Per MSU SW S&S Registration 
 
Orderable 
supply ID   Language                   Distribution medium
 
S016H0N     US English                 Hardcopy publication 

Subscription and Support

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

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

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

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

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

Customized Offerings

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

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

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

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

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

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

For additional information on the Product ServerPac option, refer to Software Announcement 212-272, dated July 31, 2012

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



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

Licensing

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

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

License Information form number

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. Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

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

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

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 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:

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

Program                                                  
number      Program name                 Terms                 
 
5655-Y17   IBM Operational Decision      Execution-based
            Manager for z/OS, V8.0.1
 
5655-Y31   IBM Business Rules            Execution-based
            for z/OS, V8.0 
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 website

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

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 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:

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

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

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

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.

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 Capacity on Demand (CoD)

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



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Information on charges is available at

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Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS, V8.0.1
 
Program PID:  5655-Y17
 
Entitlement                               
identifier   Description                  License option/Pricing metric
 
S0170BV      IBM Decision                 Basic OTC, per Value Unit
              Server for z/OS             Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
S0170BP      IBM Decision                 Basic OTC, per Value Unit
              Center for z/OS             Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-Y08
 
Entitlement                             
identifier   Description                 License option/Pricing metric
 
S016VN6      IBM Decision                Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              Server for z/OS            No charge, decline SW S&S
              Subscription and Support   Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
S016VN7      IBM Decision                Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
             Center for z/OS             No charge, decline SW S&S
             Subscription and Support    Per MSU SW S&S Registration 
Program name: IBM Business Rules for z/OS, V8.0.1
 
Program PID:  5655-Y31
 
Entitlement                              
identifier   Description                 License option/Pricing metric
 
S0170DB      IBM Business                Basic OTC, per Value Unit
              Rules for z/OS             Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-ILH
 
Entitlement                            
identifier   Description                 License option/Pricing metric
 
S016H0M      IBM Business                Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              Rules for z/OS             No charge, decline SW S&S
              Subscription and Support   Per MSU SW S&S Registration

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