IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS, V5.5 delivers enhanced functions in support of CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, V5.5

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-400
October 2, 2018

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublications


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Overview

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IBM® CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® (CICS TS) is the IBM premium mixed language application server. In support of CICS TS, CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS (CICSIA®) continues to provide, at general availability, support for new and changed APIs and system programming interfaces (SPIs) in CICS TS V5.5.

CICS IA, in conjunction with the other tools in the CICS Tools portfolio, helps with discovery and understanding of CICS applications as enterprises modernize these applications.

CICS IA V5.5 delivers the following new set of capabilities:

  • Support for new threadsafe access to Coupling Facility Data Tables (CFDT) in CICS TS V5.5
  • Integration of CICS IA runtime views of CICS resource interdependency and command flow with those provided by the IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI) product
  • Usability enhancements in CICS IA views

New features of CICS IA V5.5 help clients to realize the benefits of modernizing CICS applications to use new capabilities that are delivered in recent releases of CICS TS V5. Many other enhancements in CICS IA V5.5 offer increased value to clients with earlier releases of CICS TS.

The CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS is updated to Version 5.5 to include this new release of CICS IA, and the latest releases of the other component products:

  • CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS (CICS CM) V5.4
  • CICS Deployment Assistant (CICS DA) V5.3
  • CICS Performance Analyzer (CICS PA) V5.4



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Key prerequisites

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CICS IA V5.5, and other CICS Tools described in this announcement, run on any hardware on which the applicable operating system and software will run. For additional details, see the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date

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December 14, 2018:

  • CICS IA, V5.5
  • CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.5

See the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description

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CICS IA enables CICS users to understand the detailed runtime topology of their CICS applications. CICS IA, in conjunction with products such as ADDI, and including IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition (EE) are tools that play a key part in any organization that needs to modernize and API-enable their applications.

New and enhanced capabilities delivered in CICS IA for z/OS, V5.5 include:

  • Support for CICS TS V5.5

    CICS IA for z/OS V5.5 resolves issues in collectors or exits with CICS TS for z/OS V5.5 and provides thread safe updates for reporting tables. CICS IA V5.5 also provides support for new thread-safe access to Coupling Facility Data Tables (CFDT) in CICS TS for z/OS V5.5.

  • Usability enhancements
    • CICS IA for z/OS V5.5 contains visual enhancements in the CICS IA plug-in for CICS Explorer®. These enhancements provide the following visualizations that are now more descriptive and intuitive to the user:
      • Used By view
      • Uses view
      • Resource Usage
    • The CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS is updated to Version 5.5. It includes:
      • CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS (CICS CM) V5.4
      • CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS (CICS DA) V5.3
      • CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS (CICSIA) V5.5
      • CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS (CICS PA) V5.4
  • APAR and PTF updates to CICS IA

    For details of APARs and PTFs included in this release of CICS IA, see the IBM Support web page for CICS IA.

  • Delivered client requirements, specified in the IBM Request For Enhancement tool

    Clients can create and submit their own enhancement requests for CICS IA, and other IBM software products, by using the IBM Request For Enhancement (RFE) tool.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

All CICS Tools offerings described in this announcement are capable as of December 14, 2018, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the Product accessibility information website.

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, go to the IBM System z® Software Pricing website.

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 z Systems IPLA program you selected, see the Terms and conditions section.



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Reference information

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For information on CICS TS V5.5, see Software Announcement 218-352, dated October 2, 2018.

For information on CICS IA V5.3, see Software Announcement 215-364, dated October 5, 2015.

For information on CICS CM V5.4, see Software Announcement 217-333, dated October 24, 2017.

For information on CICS DA V5.3, see Software Announcement 215-364, dated October 5, 2015.

For information on CICS PA V5.4, see Software Announcement 217-115, dated May 16, 2017.

For information on Multi-Version Measurement, that replaces Single Version Charging, see Software Announcement 217-093 , dated February 14, 2017.



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Availability of national languages

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Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5655-Y22 5.5.0 CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS
5655-G77 1.1.0 CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS S&S
5655-CD1 5.5.0 CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS
5655-CD2 1.1.0 CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS S&S

Product identification number

Program PID number Subscription and Support PID number
5655-Y22 5655-G77
5655-CD1 5655-CD2


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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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 BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 218-400 for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBMid).



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Publications

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Product documentation for CICS IA V5.5 is provided by IBM as follows. The documentation is refreshed regularly to reflect feedback from users, and includes changes that result from IBM Service.

  • Online information in IBM Knowledge Center

    Online documentation for CICS IA V5.5 is hosted in IBM Knowledge Center.

  • PDF manuals

    Documentation in Adobe™ PDF format, such as CICS IA for z/OS V5.5 User's Guide ( SC34-7377) , is provided for CICS IA V5.5 from the IBM Publications Center.

IBM Knowledge Center accessibility

Within IBM Knowledge Center, the CICS documentation is designed to be accessible. For example, instead of viewing diagrams, users can choose to read text descriptions. A US Section 508 Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the Product accessibility information website.

Other publications

In addition to the product documentation, the following publications are available for download from the IBM Publications Center:

Title Order number
CICS IA V5.5
Program Directory GI13-4436
Data Sheet GI13-4437
CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS V5.5
Program Directory GI13-4438
Data Sheet GI13-4439

National language versions

Some documentation is translated into languages other than English. For more information, see the IBM Publications Center.



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Services

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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, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

CICS IA V5.5 and other CICS Tools described in this announcement run on any hardware on which the applicable operating system and software will run.

For details, see the Identifying server requirements section of the operating system documentation.

Software requirements

CICS IA V5.5 has the following minimum requirements for prerequisite software products:

  • IBM z/OS V2.1 (5650-ZOS)
  • IBM z/OS V2.1 DFSORT feature, or an equivalent sort product

Further details of the system requirements for CICS IA V5.5 are available in IBM Knowledge Center.

Planning information

Packaging

CICS IA, V5.5 and CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.5 are shipped using Custom-Built Product Delivery Option (CBPDO).

The following DVDs are also shipped:

  • CICS IA V5.5 License Information - DVD (GC34-7378)
  • CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS V5.5 License Information - DVD (GC34-7379)

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which 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

The CICS Tools offerings described in this announcement use the security and auditability features of the operating system under which they are running.

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative.

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

Program number Program name Value Unit Exhibit
5655-Y22 CICS IA for z/OS, V5.5 VUE007
5655-CD1 CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.5 VUE007

For each IBM 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 . A client's required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The IBM Z IPLA program they select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether their current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity


Value Unit exhibit VUE007

  MSUs minimum MSUs 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 + 0.20

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:

Tier MSUs Multiplied by Value Units per MSU Equal 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

Shopz 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). For more details and availability, go to the Shopz website.


ESW trade-up

Current licensees of the IPLA replaced programs with active Subscription and Support (S&S) are eligible to trade up to the programs listed in the tables below. All IPLA replaced program entitlements to be traded in must be terminated. In some cases the IPLA replaced program entitlements may not be the same as the IPLA replacement program entitlement. For example, if the client has 100 Value Units entitlement of IPLA replaced program A and is trading up to 90 Value Units of entitlement to the IPLA replacement program, the client must terminate all 100 Value Units entitlement of IPLA replaced program A. Current® licensees of the IPLA replaced programs interested in trading up to IPLA replacement programs should contact their IBM representative.

Program name: CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.5

Program PID: 5655-CD1

Entitlement ID Description License option/Pricing metric
S017CZB CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.5 Basic OTC, Value Units, Multi-Version Measurement No Charge
  Trade-up from 5697-CICS (CICS CM)  
  Trade-up from 5655-Y29 (CICS DA)  
  Trade-up from 5655-Y22 (CICSIA)  
  Trade-up from 5655-Y23 (CICS PA)  
Orderable supply ID Language
S017CZ9 English

Program name: CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS Subscription and Support

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-CD2

Entitlement ID Description License option/Pricing metric
S017CZF CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS Subscription and Support Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S No charge, decline SW S&S Per MSU SW S&S Registration, Multi-Version Measurement S&S No Charge
Orderable supply ID Language
S017CZD English

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric
CICS IA for z/OS, V5.5 5655-Y22 Per Value Unit
CICS IA for z/OS - Software Subscription & Support 5655-G77 Per Value Unit
CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.5 5655-CD1 Per Value Unit
CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS - Software Subscription & Support 5655-CD2 Per Value Unit

Basic license

On/Off CoD

CICS IA, V5.5 and CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.5 are eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge, calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name: CICS IA V5.5

Program PID: 5655-Y22

Entitlement ID Description License option/Pricing metric
S0172F0 CICS IA for z/OS, V5.5 Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Program name: CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS V5.5

Program PID: 5655-CD1

Entitlement ID Description License option/Pricing metric
S017CZB CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.5 Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

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

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: CICS IA V5.5

Program PID: 5655-Y22

Entitlement ID Description License option/Pricing metric
S0172F0 CICS IA for z/OS, V5.5 Basic OTC, Value Units, Multi-Version Measurement No Charge
Orderable Supply ID Language
S0172DZ English

Note: Additional media type selections are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-G77

Entitlement ID Description License option/Pricing metric
S00W1MW CICS IA for z/OS Subscription and Support Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S No charge, decline SW S&S Per MSU SW S&S Registration, Multi-Version Measurement S&S No Charge
Orderable Supply ID Language Distribution Medium
S00W1N1 English Hardcopy publication

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support using 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 using a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM). This offering:

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

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

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and IBM 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 through CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for internet delivery. For more details on Internet delivery, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends internet delivery. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD.

Many products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered through 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, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

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 four weeks after general availability.



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Terms and conditions

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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.

Software Maintenance

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

The programs described in this announcement are licensed under the IBM International 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 programs. The programs have a one-time license charge for use of each 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 each 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

License Information document L-ACRR-B2RHUM of the IPLA applies to CICS IA, V5.5 (5655-Y22).

License Information document L-ACRR-B3UKRE of the IPLA applies to CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.5 (5655-CD1).

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the IBM License Information documents website for more information.

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, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

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

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. During the Software Subscription and Support period, for the unmodified portion of a program, and to the extent problems can be recreated in the specified operating environment, IBM will provide the following:

  • Defect correction information, a restriction, or a bypass.
  • Program updates: Periodic releases of collections of code corrections, fixes, functional enhancements and new versions and releases to the program and documentation.
  • Technical assistance: A reasonable amount of remote assistance by telephone or electronically to address suspected program defects. Technical assistance is available from the IBM support center in the organizations geography.

Additional details regarding Technical Assistance, which includes IBM contact information, are provided in the IBM Software 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.
  • Failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Software Subscription and Support is provided only if the program is within its support timeframe as specified in the Software Support Lifecycle policy for the program.

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, go to the Supported product list website.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

Other support

SoftwareXcel

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution clients.

Multi-Version Measurement

Multi-Version Measurement (MVM) replaces the previously announced Migration Grace Period time limit of six months and allows unlimited time for clients to run more than one eligible version of a software program. Clients may run multiple versions of a program simultaneously for an unlimited duration during a program version upgrade. Clients may also choose to run multiple versions of a program simultaneously for an unlimited duration in a production environment. MVM does not extend support dates for programs withdrawn from service.

For more information about MVM, including requirements for qualification, see the MVM web page. For a list of eligible programs, see the IPLA Execution-Based web page.

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, see the Ordering information section.

Program number Program name Terms Parent, if applicable
5655-Y22 CICS IA for z/OS, V5.5 Reference-based 5655-Y04
5655-CD1 CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.5 Reference-based 5655-Y04
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, go to the IBM System z Software Contracts website.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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 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, go to the IBM System z Software Pricing website.

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 utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of a sub-capacity eligible reference product and machine.

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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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion 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 regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

This program is not subject to processor-based charges.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients 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 client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

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 clients. Rates are based on a client'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.



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