IBM Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS 1.0 provides a monthly license pricing model as an alternative to the existing IBM Z Container Hosting Foundation feature code 0104

IBM United States Software Announcement 221-130
June 1, 2021

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OverviewOverviewOrdering informationOrdering information
Key requirementsKey requirementsTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Planned availability datePlanned availability datePricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
Technical informationTechnical information


Overview

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IBM® Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS® 1.0 provides flexibility for clients to satisfy their license requirements for the z/OS Container Extensions (zCX) Docker offering in z/OS.

New zCX clients can choose to take advantage of either the machine-based hardware feature code (FC) 0104 or the new software-based Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS offering. Existing zCX clients that already have the machine-based hardware feature code do not need to take any action with the introduction of this new software offering.

Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS provides a software alternative with a monthly license charge pricing model based on the supported IBM Z® server on which it operates.



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Key requirements

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Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS 1.0 runs on the following IBM Z servers:

  • IBM z15™ Models T01 and T02
  • IBM z14® Models M01-M05
  • IBM z14 Model ZR1

Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS 1.0 requires:

  • IBM z/OS V2.4, or later



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Planned availability date

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June 4, 2021



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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

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Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Reference information

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To learn about IBM z/OS V2.5, see Preview Announcement 221-057, dated March 2, 2021.

To learn what has been delivered for z/OS V2.4 through continuous delivery, see:

  • Software Announcement 221-105, dated March 16, 2021
  • Software Announcement 220-498, dated December 8, 2020
  • Software Announcement 220-483, dated October 13, 2020
  • Software Announcement 220-378, dated September 22, 2020
  • Software Announcement 220-226, dated June 16, 2020
  • Software Announcement 220-102, dated March 17, 2020
  • Software Announcement 219-210, dated December 10, 2019

To learn about z/OS V2.4, see:

  • Software Announcement 219-344, dated July 23, 2019
  • Software Announcement 219-013, dated February 26, 2019


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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 IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 221-130


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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5655-HZ1 1.0.0 IBM Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS


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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS 1.0 runs on the following IBM Z servers:

  • z15 Models T01 and T02
  • z14 Models M01-M05
  • z14 Model ZR1
Software requirements

Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS 1.0 requires:

  • z/OS V2.4, or later
  • PTF for APAR OA60823 for zCX for z/OS V2.4
  • PTF for APAR OA60919 for IBM Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) for z/OS V2.4
    • SCRT provides reports for a non-MSU-based product, and the product units are the number of Central Processor Complexes (CPCs) on which the product is enabled.

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software.

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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Ordering z/OS through the internet

Shopz provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS packaged offering. 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. Shopz will determine whether all product requisites are satisfied. Shopz is available in all countries. For more details and availability, go to the Shopz website.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Registered clients can access IBMLink for ordering information and charges. Shipment will not occur before the availability date. Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

To order a basic license, specify the program number 5655-HZ1. Proceed to select the entitlement identifiers.

Flat Workload License Charge (FWLC)

Program name: IBM Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS 1.0

Program ID: 5655-HZ1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018KC4 IBM Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS Basic MLC, Flat WLC
Tiered Workload License Charge (TWLC)

To order a basic license, specify the tier associated with the quantity of MSUs.

Program name: IBM Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS 1.0

Program ID: 5655-HZ1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018KC4 IBM Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS Basic MLC, Tiered WLC
    Tier A 1 - 11
    Tier B 12 - 15
    Tier C 16 - 40
    Tier D 41 - 75
    Tier E 76 - 1500
    Tier F 1501 or greater
Publications

The following publication is available from Shopz:

Program Directory

Title Form number Availability date
Program Directory for IBM Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS GC31-5703 June 4, 2021

The Licensed Programming Specification is included with the sample code.

No other publications are shipped with the program.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only through CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for internet delivery from Shopz. For more details on internet delivery, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

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 on the planned availability date. 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 availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin within 3 business days after the planned availability date.
  • ServerPac, shipments will begin within 3 - 4 weeks after the planned product availability date due to additional customization and data input verification.



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Terms and conditions

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Agreement

IBM Client Relationship Agreement (CRA) or IBM Customer Agreement (ICA)

Variable charges apply

No

Location license applies

No

Educational allowance available

Yes

Volume orders

Not applicable.

Warranty applies

Yes

Licensed program materials availability

  Restricted Materials of IBM:     None
  Non-Restricted Source Materials: All
  Object Code Only (OCO):          None

Program services

Support Center applies: Yes, access available through the IBM Support Center
Available until: 12 months written notice

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products.

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.



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Statement of good security practices

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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 lawful, 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 or IBM Business Partner.


Flat workload charge

Entitlement identifier Description License option/ Pricing metric
S018KC4 IBM Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS 1.0 Basic MLC, Flat WLC


Tiered Workload License Charge (TWLC):

Entitlement identifier Description License option/ Pricing metric
S018KC4 IBM Container Hosting Foundation for z/OS 1.0 Basic MLC, Tiered WLC
    Tier A 1 - 11
    Tier B 12 - 15
    Tier C 16 - 40
    Tier D 41 - 75
    Tier E 76 -1500
    Tier F 1501 or greater

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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Order now

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

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

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

For IBM representative: askibm@ca.ibm.com

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



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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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