Availability: VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 with OpenEdition for VM/ESA

June 12, 1995
Announcement Number: 295-240


Document's Table of Contents:


Abstract



In Brief . . .

  • Provides interoperability and portability with OpenEdition VM/ESA

  • Reduces planned outages, and simplifies configuration tasks

  • Provides support for S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers, Open Systems Adapter, and 9032 Model 3 ESCON(R) Director

  • Provides an interface to allow processes to communicate with one another on a single system or application programs to communicate in a network

  • Provides the ability to customize the number of lines per page for VM printer output

  • Provides DASD space savings with the new compression and expansion capability for VSAM customers

  • Provides constraint relief below the 16MB line for CMS and GCS

  • Enhances performance with inclusion of compiled REXX execs

  • Enables creation of centralized enterprise-wide GUI applications workstation users can use standard GUI elements, such as pull-down menus, dialog boxes, and pointing devices with the new GUI feature

  • Provides client/server environments access with additional free-of-charge features
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VM/ESA(R) Version 2 Release 1.0 with OpenEdition(TM) for VM/ESA, along with the IBM licensed products being announced today for availability this year, provides an enriched VM platform for the System/390(R) environment.

This new version provides new enhancements for more effective systems management; improved portability and interoperability of applications among different platforms through OpenEdition for VM/ESA; increased reliability, availability, and serviceability through dynamic configurability; easier entry into the distributed client/server environment; and improved customization through customer exits in the control program.

Significant reductions in the total cost of computing can be realized with the combination of VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 and the new S/390(R) Parallel Enterprise Servers, which offers higher reliability and lower power consumption in less floorspace. VSE/VSAM for VM customers will see DASD space savings through the exploitation of data compression.

The VM/ESA role in client/server computing has been improved, at no additional charge, with the added server features supporting NetWare**, OS/2(R) LAN Server and Network File System clients.

The traditional strengths of VM as a System/390 platform have been enhanced with associated product announcements which satisfy numerous critical customer requirements as follows:

  • Connectivity improvements with TCP/IP via RSCS
  • Data compression/expansion for native VM and guests with VSE/VSAM for VM
  • Improved efficiency of systems management and constraint relief with DirMaint
  • System availability, compatibility, and distributed database support enhancements in SQL/DS(TM)
  • A statement to announce new enhancements to OfficeVision/VM(TM) and the OV/VM ESA Calendar Feature
This new version of VM/ESA, coupled with the associated IBM product announcements, extends the capabilities for the VM customer and positions the VM platform for the future.

Reference: Software Announcement 294-524, dated September 13, 1994

Planned Availability Dates:

  • October 27, 1995, for VM/ESA Base
  • February 23, 1996, for DCE Features
  • March 29, 1996, for GUI Feature
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DESCRIPTION

Open Systems Support

OpenEdition for VM/ESA provides application level portability and interoperability. POSIX** compliant systems can exploit VM advantages and data. CMS applications can add POSIX compliant applications to VM's diverse set of programs. Applications can take advantage of multiprocessor power and data integrity. Customers will have the ability for larger data capacity. Overall customers can save in their cost of computing with better systems management and skill portability. OpenEdition for VM/ESA bridges the gap for sharing and accessing data and applications across diverse computing platforms.



POSIX

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 supports POSIX, a set of standards for application and skill portability to help reduce the cost of computing. OpenEdition for VM/ESA is VM/ESA's implementation of three IEEE POSIX standards -- 1003.1 System Interfaces, 1003.1a -- Extensions, and 1003.1c Threads. The spawn() subset of POSIX 1003.1d is also being implemented.

POSIX 1003.1 defines a set of operating system interfaces and an environment for application programs written in the C language. POSIX 1003.1 describes C language functions which an application programmer encodes to obtain services from the base operating system. Included in VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0, at no additional charge, are the C/370(TM) Library component and the CEL (Common Execution Library interface) from the Language Environment(R) for MVS and VM product.

VM/ESA provides a full implementation of POSIX 1003.1 with the exception of the fork() function. Instead VM/ESA is implementing the spawn() function. The spawn() function provides a fast low overhead mechanism for creating a new POSIX process to run a new program. Process control and environments, files and directory functions, and access to the databases are supported by POSIX 1003.1 functions.

Among the POSIX 1003.1 functions will be a byte file system (BFS) that is common across POSIX conforming systems. Support for this file system will be within the CMS Shared File System (SFS). The CMS Shared File System will be able to support byte file data and the existing CMS record file data with common administration tasks and system managed storage. The SFS Byte File System will also allow references from the Byte File System to SFS record files and CMS minidisk files. This will allow POSIX applications to access traditional CMS files without performing data conversion. Existing data can be ported to a wide range of platforms. This byte file is a repository that has a common set of repository administration commands and utilities. Additional end-user commands support the manipulation of POSIX files and directories.

OpenEdition programs are CMS module files. These programs can reside on minidisks, in SFS, or in the OpenEdition BFS. When a module is on an accessed minidisk or SFS directory, it can be executed like any other CMS module. When a module resides in BFS, it can be executed through the shell or CMS.

POSIX compliant applications can be ported to OpenEdition for VM/ESA with little re-work as long as they strictly conform to the three POSIX standards: 1003.1, 1003.1a, and 1003.1c. A strictly conforming POSIX application is one that issues no system calls other than those defined by these standards. CMS allows an application to issue both POSIX and non-POSIX calls with CMS defining the rules for how the two classes of services interact.

The ease of porting to the OpenEdition for VM/ESA platform is illustrated by the fact that many of the most powerful UNIX(1) tools, including awk, grep, lexx, sed, pax and tar, were ported with no change from the UNIX-based MKS Ltd. InterOpen Shell and Utilities product during the development of the OpenEdition for VM/ESA Shell and Utilities Feature.

Support for secure file access is also provided in OpenEdition POSIX for VM/ESA. Authorization for file access is validated by checking the POSIX security values of the requestor against those permitted to access the file. An external security interface is provided for those wishing to have an external security manager (ESM), such as RACF(TM) for VM or an equivalent product, provide the POSIX group and user database information and authorize access to it. The ESM can also authorize changes to POSIX processes' IDs.



Sockets

OpenEdition for VM/ESA provides support for an enhanced version of an industry-accepted protocol for client/server communication known as Sockets. Sockets are applications programming interfaces to TCP/IP to allow interoperability. The OpenEdition for VM/ESA sockets are a set of C language functions that correspond closely to the sockets used by UNIX applications. The sockets API provides support for UNIX domain sockets, IUCV domain sockets and Internet domain sockets. UNIX domain and IUCV domain sockets allow processes to communicate with one another on a single system. Internet sockets allow application programs to communicate with others in the network.



OpenEdition Shell and Utilities Feature for VM/ESA (Priced)

The OpenEdition Shell and Utilities feature for VM/ESA provides tools to support application development tasks and porting of POSIX applications. VM/ESA has licensed Mortice Kern Systems, Inc. (MKS**) InterOpen** POSIX Shell and Utilities source code to use as the basis for supporting IEEE POSIX 1003.2 on VM/ESA. This priced feature defines a standard interface and environment for application programs that require the services of a Shell command language interpreter and a set of common utility programs.

The POSIX 1003.2 shell is a command interpreter that accepts commands defined in the POSIX 1003.2 standard. For some command requests, the shell calls other programs called utilities. The shell and utilities programs are familiar to UNIX system programmers. Application programmers on VM/ESA can develop application solutions previously applicable to other POSIX compliant systems. VM/ESA's support of the POSIX 1003.2 commands will give VM users the feel of using a UNIX system for POSIX based applications. With the additional portability of POSIX based applications from VM/ESA, customers can protect and enhance their investments in developing and/or purchasing applications to meet their business needs.



OpenEdition Distributed Computing Environment Features for VM/ESA

IBM OpenEdition Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) features for VM/ESA will become available February 23, 1996. VM/ESA will provide the DCE (free-of-charge) features to allow our customers to interoperate with other DCE platforms. Customers will be able to develop applications on any platform supporting the DCE architecture. Applications can interoperate with other DCE-compliant systems using the VM DCE services. Customers can protect and enhance the investments they have already made in computing platforms. Applications that are built using DCE are portable to other hardware and operating systems that run DCE. Data can be shared through the directory service with anyone else authorized in the system. The DCE support on VM/ESA will enable VM/ESA to participate in a DCE Cell and support DCE Remote Procedure Call (RPC) based client and server applications.

The DCE Cell Directory Service (CDS) Client provides access to the DCE CDS Server on another system in the DCE Cell. Users can identify resources such as RPC based servers, files, or print queues by name and gain access to them without needing to know their location in the network.

The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) generates code that transforms procedure calls into network messages and vice versa. RPC services mask the differences between data representations on different machines, allowing programs to work across heterogeneous systems.

The DCE cell and the transmission of data is protected by the DCE Security Service client. Clients and servers need to prove their identities. User registration, authorization and authentication are provided for distributed applications.

With the DCE Threads API, DCE applications can exploit multitasking in the DCE environment. The DCE Threads service allows a user to create and control multiple threads of execution within a single process.

The majority of the DCE support outlined above will be delivered in the DCE Base Services Feature. However, because of restrictions on export of "full" DES products, the highest level of RPC protection (privacy of user data) will not be available in the DCE Base Services Feature. Support for this level of RPC protection is provided by the DCE User Data Privacy Feature. The User Data Privacy feature is subject to the U.S. Government export regulations regarding "full" DES products.

Cost of Computing

A critical concern of everyone is the cost of computing. VM/ESA continues to strive to reduce our customers' cost by providing new functions that will help our customers manage their business more effectively. With the continued support for new hardware and their functions, as well as improved systems management capabilities, customers can see an improvement in their cost of computing.



New System/390 (S/390) Parallel Enterprise Servers Support

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 provides support for the new S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers general purpose processor models announced today. These stand-alone servers enable cost effective replacements of 3090(TM) processors. With higher reliability, smaller footprint, and environmental savings, these advanced models offer further savings. With these new air-cooled S/390 Parallel Enterprise servers, greater performance, memory and channel capacity is offered. (See Hardware Announcement 195-159, dated June 12, 1995, for more details.)



Data Compression

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 announced data compression API support September 13, 1994, providing vendors and customers the ability to more easily create applications that exploit the use of compression services. Now VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 and VSE/VSAM for VM Version 6 Release 1.0 (5686-081) announces support for automatic compression/expansion support.

Compression and expansion of VSAM data allows VSAM customers to obtain a savings in DASD space. This automatic support is transparent to users. VSAM customers are able to define certain types of clusters as compressed. VSE/VSAM for VM automatically compresses and expands user data when they are accessed. CMS and GCS users can read and write to VSAM files that are compressed. Data compression support will automatically exploit the S/390 hardware compression feature (if present) thus further improving performance.

See Software Announcement 295-244 for more details regarding VSE/VSAM for VM.



Dynamic Partitioning Enhancement

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 has enhanced support for devices that support the dynamic-partitioning function. The dynamic-partitioning function allows devices such as tape units to be serially shared among multiple hosts through commands issued by the sharing hosts. In earlier releases, these devices could be assigned to the VM host when ATTACHing the device to a guest operating system, or assignment could be left to the guest after ATTACHment. With this enhancement, assignment can be done when a device is brought online to VM rather than waiting until the device is to be ATTACHed to a guest. Unless the new option is specifically selected, however, default system operation remains as it has been in the past.

This new optional ability to assign devices to the VM host when the devices are being brought online encompasses both VM's initialization processing (during IPL) and VARY-ON-command processing. In addition, the RESET command has been enhanced to allow a system operator to reset an assignment when necessary.

This enhancement is in satisfaction of certain customer requirements, and brings VM/ESA into conformance with the older System/370(TM) VM products (VM/SP, VM/SP HPO, and VM/ESA Release 1.5). This is also consistent with the dynamic-partitioning support in the MVS/ESA(TM) and OS/400(R) operating systems.



9032 Model 003 ESCON Director Support

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 supports the 9032 Model 003 announced on September 27, 1994, in Hardware Announcement 194-303. This support is integrated within the VM release and no special feature codes are required. The ESCON Director provides channel connectivity using fiber optics and the Enterprise Systems Connection Architecture(R) for all ESCON-capable IBM processors and control units. The 9032 model 003 provides for connection and switching among ESCON channels and control units.

For earlier releases of VM/ESA, channels from the VM processor can be connected to the 9032 Model 003 to access control units likewise connected. However, the 9032 Model 003 control unit should be defined and made available to an MVS/ESA system for device support and error logging. This MVS/ESA system can be either another real system or an MVS guest of VM. In the latter case, the 9032 model 003 must be defined to VM as an unsupported device and dedicated to the MVS guest.



3990 Model 6 Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy Support

Support for the peer-to-peer remote copy (PPRC) capability for DASD attached to 3990 Model 6 Storage Controllers is provided in VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0. PPRC provides outstanding new capabilities for disaster recovery, critical data protection, and volume-to-volume data movement for VM systems.

PPRC is an ESCON-distance DASD data disaster recovery capability providing synchronous volume copying. It permits the copying of data from one DASD to another on a different subsystem, which can be at a remote location, without host dependencies to control data operations.

See Hardware Announcement 194-051, dated March 1, 1994, for more details regarding PPRC.



S/390 Open Systems Adapter Support

VM/ESA provides support for the new S/390 Open Systems Adapter (OSA) feature. This feature provides fully-integrated native open-systems connectivity to Ethernet, Token Ring, and Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) local area networks (LANs). Systems Network Architecture/Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking(R) (SNA/APPN(R)) and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) host processor/server applications gain direct access to LAN-connected SNA/APPN and TCP/IP clients.

The OSA feature provides TCP/IP-passthru support for TCP/IP on VM/ESA (for example, TCP/IP protocol processing is performed in the host TCP/IP software). The OSA feature also provides SNA/APPN support through VM/VTAM(R) when the PTF for APAR VM59237 is applied to VTAM Version 4 Release 2 for VM/ESA. In the SNA environment an MVS system (running as a VM guest or in an LPAR) is required in order for the OSA Support Facility (an MVS/ESA application) to download the appropriate software into the OSA.

Refer to Hardware Announcements 194-398, dated November 22, 1994, and 195-195, dated June 12, 1995, for more details regarding the IBM S/390 Open Systems Adapter Feature.



RAMAC(TM) 2 Array DASD and RAMAC 2 Array Subsystem

New models of the RAMAC family of storage arrays are supported by VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0. These arrays have double-capacity drawers and significantly improved environmental, power, and cooling requirements per gigabyte compared to the previous RAMAC Arrays. This version of VM/ESA also provides performance measurement data for the RAMAC Array Subsystem and RAMAC 2 Array Subsystem.

Please see Hardware Announcements 195-161, 195-162, and 195-163, dated June 12, 1995, for more information.



VM/ESA and the IBM PC Server 500(TM) System/390

Continuing the drive to provide cost effective computing to meet customer requirements, IBM has announced VM/ESA availability for the IBM PC Server 500 System/390 which provides customer flexibility and reduced cost of computing. The IBM PC Server 500 System/390 provides for System/390 applications to run directly on a MicroChannel based PC Server, pairing the productivity tools of a PC Server running OS/2 with S/390 function.

The IBM PC Server 500 System/390 is a low-cost platform for environments that require entry servers or systems with S/390 and OS/2 operating systems. The IBM PC Server 500 System/390 provides a development workbench with the flexibility of using S/390 and/or OS/2 tools software for application development. For those entry systems that are the central computer, the IBM PC Server 500 System/390 is a possible replacement for older S/360 and S/370(TM) processors. For those entry servers in large enterprises, the IBM PC Server 500 System/390 participates as a distributed platform for remote computing and client/server capabilities. The product includes OS/2 and CM/2 software, as well as, supports VM/ESA and/or VSE/ESA(TM), and/or MVS/ESA.

For additional information, refer to the IBM PC Server 500 System/390 Hardware Announcement 195-147, dated May 23, 1995.



Lines per Page

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 customers can now customize the number of lines per page for VM printer output for various form sizes. In the past, the number of lines on a page for VM generated printer output and VM separator pages was a fixed value.



Performance Enhancements

The CMS functions that are implemented as REXX execs and Xedit macros are now shipped as compiled REXX files. The uncompiled source files are provided on the S-disk for customers who wish to make modifications.

This change can improve the performance of CMS intensive workloads that use REXX-implemented CMS functions such as DIRLIST, DISCARD, NAMES, NOTE, RECEIVE, SENDFILE, TELL, and VMLINK, as well as Xedit macros such as ALL and SPLTJOIN. Processor capacity improvements exceeding 6% have been observed.

Classic Strengths

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 continues improving on the traditional strengths of VM with enhancements affecting reliability, availability, serviceability, connectivity, and performance. These changes assist in protecting your current investment in S/390 hardware and software.



Dynamic Configuration Improvements

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 greatly enhances the system reliability, availability and serviceability of VM/ESA through major enhancements to the CP configurability function added in VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.0.

The CP configurability enhancements allow the alteration of the I/O configuration for VM/ESA and a System/390 processor without requiring a shutdown and power-on-reset of the system. Channel paths, control units, and I/O devices can be added, modified, or deleted within the running system. Hardware configuration changes can be made for an entire System/390 processor, even when VM/ESA is running in a logical partition. Other partitions are notified of the changes by the processor. (VM/ESA has always been able to handle such notifications itself, when configuration changes were made by other partitions.) This dynamic-I/O-configuration function contributes substantially to VM's growing capability for 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week availability.

This facility is available for S/390 processor models, as well as the S/390 Parallel Enterprise and Transaction Servers.

The CP configurability enhancements also remove the restriction that all of a V=R guest RDEV's had to be in HCPRIO if the guest was to recover in the event of a CP outage. In addition, the following commands have been added to VM/ESA to enhance its system management capabilities:

  • Ability to display the status of all the channel paths
  • Ability to display the status of the channel paths to a device
  • Ability to display the number of subchannel measurement blocks
  • Ability to enable or disable a physical channel path
  • Ability to enable or disable a subchannel
Note: This release of VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 will be the last release of VM/ESA to allow equivalent definitions for devices and system definitions in HCPSYS, HCPRIO, and the system configuration file. All future device and system definition additions, changes, and enhancements will only be made to the system configuration file.



CP Exit Facility

The CP Exit Facility allows customers the ability to load executable code from CP accessed disks. This executable code can be in the form of a text deck or member of a text library. The code can be loaded and unloaded dynamically. In addition, a CP exit can call another CP exit (if it is loaded) or any routine in the CP nucleus.

Using the CP Exit Facility, customers can:

  • Use IBM exit points to modify CP functions at predetermined places in CP like LOGON, LOGOFF, ATTACH, DETACH and DIAL
  • Create user exit points to modify CP functions
  • Define new commands and DIAGNOSE instructions
  • Modify existing command and DIAGNOSE instructions
  • Add new message repositories to CP



Group Control System (GCS) Enhancements

GCS provides support for a native SNA network. GCS has eased storage constraints by providing support to allow selected modules in the GCS nucleus to be above the 16MB line and is ESA capable only. Customers have the ability to obtain REXX variables above the line. GCS is providing sample (unsupported) execs to help customers isolate problems in a GCS environment by providing the ability to look at control blocks and service trace points. Also, GCS will provide authorized users with additional support for their user exits driven by interrupt handlers. In addition, GCS has provided enhancements for RSCS Version 3 Release 2 customers to be able to dispatch tasks more quickly and to continue to run if a page fault occurs.



XEDIT Enhancements

XEDIT SUPERSET Subcommand: The new SUPERSET subcommand lets you enter multiple SET options on one subcommand to improve performance. Productivity Aids that changed to take advantage of this new subcommand are:

    FILELIST, RDRLIST, NOTE, SENDFILE, PEEK, EXECUTE, DIRLIST
NLS XEDIT Sort Sample and Example: A unsupported sample and example to help with NLS translation tables will be shipped with VM/ESA in answer to our EMEA marketing requests for an extension to the base XEDIT SORT command that provides some NLS sorting and user-defined character weight redefinition. It also includes an EXEC that assists a user in building the translation tables.



National Language Segments

National Language segments may now reside above the 16MB line providing additional relief for storage constraints below the 16MB line.



CMS Pipelines Enhancements

CMS Pipelines is enhanced by providing new stages as well as enhancing existing stages such as:

  • PICK -- selects records that satisfy a specified relation
  • Byte File System -- group of stages to support the byte file system
  • DEAL -- distributes input records sequentially to its connected output streams
  • GATHER -- reads input records sequentially from its connected input streams
  • NUCEXT -- resolves an entry point from a nucleus extension
  • COMBINE -- adds the ability to combine records based on the contents of the first "n" bytes of the record
CMS Pipelines now provide ASSEMBLER macros that perform basic pipeline functions and are the building blocks for writing ASSEMBLER stage commands. Customers can now write stages in assembler languages and vendor products can provide a pipeline interface to their products. User-written ASSEMBLER stage commands provide increased performance over similar stage commands written in REXX/VM.



CP Dump Tool

CP Dump Tool is an unsupported dump viewing program for VM/ESA CP Abend, Snapdump and Stand-Alone dumps. Using an easy to use, high performance, XEDIT-based full screen interface, it provides functions to format and display storage and control blocks, follow chains and locate single or multiple occurrences of a string. It also provides the ability to pull an input parameter from the data already displayed, and provides trace table selection, merging, and formatting features beyond those offered by the Dump Viewing Facility. In addition, it also supports a CMS subcommand environment which allows macro access to the data.



Graphical User Interface Feature for VM/ESA

VM/ESA Version 2 provides a new no-charge VM Graphical User Interface (GUI) feature, which will become available March 29, 1996 and automatically shipped to all customers of record. This feature provides an efficient means for host-resident applications to display on a workstation using a graphical user interface. By optimizing the communication path between the end user workstation and the VM host system, the VM GUI facility combines the efficiency of 3270 terminal emulation with the power of a modern graphical user interface.

The VM GUI feature employs the concepts of distributed presentation to allow application programmers to produce VM host-resident GUI applications. Through the use of a new programming API, VM applications can specify most elements of a CUA(TM)-compliant interface when creating an end user interface. This API interacts with code on the workstation, known as the VM Workstation Agent, to display the interface to the end user. The Workstation Agent, in turn, translates the API requests from VM into the appropriate native workstation requests. The application programmer need not be aware of the type of workstation that the program is communicating with.

The advantages of such an approach are as follows:

  • All application program logic, including logic for the end user interface, resides with the VM application. There is no need to provide application code on the workstation.
  • The application programmer need not have any knowledge of the type of workstation platform he's dealing with. The VM GUI API will work with any supported workstation platform.
  • Workstation/host communication is optimized to ensure that only events that require application action are transmitted to the host. Through the use of various VM GUI API calls, the application programmers can further specify which workstation events are transmitted back to the application and which are handled entirely on the workstation. This kind of optimization minimizes network traffic and offloads a considerable amount of processing cycles to the workstation, resulting in better overall system performance.
The VM GUI API is an object-oriented API that can be called from procedural or object-oriented languages. On VM/ESA the API is packaged as a Callable Services Library (CSL). The API provides support for visual controls and elements commonly found in many GUI workstation application programs. These include windows, menubars and menus, radio boxes and check boxes, entry fields, combo boxes, list boxes, and clipboard access via an edit object. In addition, the VM GUI API provides calls that allow you to transfer data to and from a workstation and provide the ability for host-resident applications to invoke workstation commands. Bitmaps, drag and drop, and pop-up menus, though not supported at this time, are recognized as future requirements.

The VM GUI feature will support the following configurations in its initial offering:

  • OS/2 over TCP/IP or SNA LU 6.2
  • Microsoft** Windows+ over TCP/IP
  • AIX(R) over TCP/IP
A subset of CMS functions, called the CMS Desktop, are being developed to utilize the VM GUI API. These functions are equivalent to many CMS capabilities currently available through 3270 emulation. These functions are primarily concerned with the manipulation of data and reader files. User application programs using the VM GUI API can be added to the CMS Desktop or can be run independent of the CMS Desktop. The CMS Desktop will be available on an experimental basis in 1995 through a Beta program. The intent of this program is to work cooperatively with customers to gain feedback on the usefulness of the functions provided by the CMS Desktop. This feedback will be used as appropriate to incorporate improvements to the CMS Desktop in order to achieve a usable subset of CMS function for end users.

Using the capabilities of CMS multitasking, operation of the CMS Desktop will be in parallel to the CMS commands process. That is, end users will be able to enter commands at the CMS Ready prompt while one or more CMS Desktop GUI windows are also available for interaction.

The VM GUI API as well as the VM GUI Workstation Agents for OS/2, Microsoft Windows and AIX will be distributed with VM/ESA. Customers will be responsible for the purchase and installation of appropriate workstation platform (OS/2, Microsoft Windows, AIX) and communication products (TCP/IP, SNA).



Distributed IUCV Buffer Size Increase

In response to our CATIA customers, Distributed IUCV has increased the default maximum send size to 16MB from 1MB and has added a configuration statement to allow customers to specify a maximum send size for distributed IUCV on each system. CATIA models larger than 1MB can be sent over IUCV to other systems without requiring a change to CATIA to break up models for transmission.



CMS Migration Utility Feature

CMS Migration Utility feature, a CMS 11 level component, has been added as a free optionally installed migration utility for customer applications that are restricted to running in a 370 virtual machine and can not be run under the 370 accommodation facility.

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 CMS 12 no longer supports a 370 mode virtual machine. The removal of native 370 support helps to provide relief for storage constraints below the 16MB line. The 370 accommodation facility allows CMS applications written for 370 machines to run in ESA-family virtual machines. Because we cannot be assured of all situations where native 370 support is required for customer applications or vendor products, the CMS 11 Migration Utility feature is offered for customers to overcome this product requirement.

Client/Server Enhancements

NetWare and OS/2 LAN Server environments provide transparent access to VM/ESA storage resources with two new free-of-charge features of VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0. LAN Resource Extension and Services/VM (LANRES/VM) feature provides disk serving, print serving, and central administration for NetWare LANs. The LAN File Service/ESA feature provides an OS/2 compatible file system on VM/ESA that works in conjunction with OS/2 LAN Server on the workstation. The integration of this server function at no additional charge lowers the cost of sharing resources in a client/server environment. The Software License Monitor licensed program, previously required to track usage, is no longer necessary when you move to VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 and an unlimited number of LAN server clients may be connected without additional charge.



LAN Resource Extension and Services/VM (LANRES/VM) Feature for VM/ESA

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 has added a feature to allow customers to obtain the LANRES/VM product at no additional charge. LANRES/VM establishes a server environment on VM to allow NetWare clients transparent access to mainframe resources. With LANRES/VM, S/390 or System/370 VM systems, NetWare LAN servers, and heterogeneous clients, can be integrated in a way that helps maximize user productivity and provides unique business solutions. Customers who use LANRES/VM can save time and leverage skilled resources while they provide their NetWare clients with improved services. With LANRES/VM, a single NetWare server can communicate with a VM, MVS, and/or OS/400 host at the same time.

LANRES/VM services include Disk Serving, Print Serving, Data Distribution and LAN Administration.

  • Disk Serving allows workstation hard disks to be stored as single files on VM
  • Print Serving provides for both LAN-to-host and host-to-LAN printing
  • Data Distribution allows authorized VM users to manipulate files and directories controlled by NetWare
  • LAN Administration allows authorized VM users to perform LAN administration tasks
  • Connectivity options include direct channel attachment, SNA LU6.2 and TCP/IP
More information is provided for this product in the Attachment section of this announcement.

Note: LANRES/VM is also available as a charged stand-alone product for users of VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2 or earlier 5684-142). Any further functional enhancements will be implemented on the free-of-charge feature of VM/ESA, not the stand-alone product version.



LAN FILE SERVICES/ESA Feature for VM/ESA

LAN File Services/ESA (LFS/ESA) product has also been added to VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 as a no additional charge feature. LAN File Services/ESA (LFS/ESA) provides workstation clients with transparent access to S/390 resources and brings the strengths of S/390 (data management discipline, high capacity I/O, bandwidth, and cross application data access) to the workstation environment. LAN File Services/ESA is for customers implementing client/server applications with OS/2 LAN Server or TCP/IP Network File System clients.

Applications requiring large storage capacity and widespread access by many users will benefit the most.

With LFS/ESA, applications may use System/390 storage resources without modification. The System/390 capacity, reliability and ability to support large numbers of simultaneous users may improve both the operations and economics of LAN-based applications especially when these applications have an enterprise-wide scope. LFS/ESA is especially well suited for environments requiring access to large numbers of multimedia objects, such as digitized pictures and video. Applications such as distance learning, training augmented by access to "digital electronic libraries", and in home entertainment are prime examples.

More information is provided for this product in the Attachment section of this announcement.

Note: LFS/ESA is also available as a charged stand-alone product for users of VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2 or earlier (program number 5648-039). Any further functional enhancements will be implemented on the free-of-charge feature of VM/ESA, not the stand-alone product version.

Application Enablement

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 continues the tradition as a strong platform for developing a large variety of applications to meet your business needs. As described in other sections of this announcement, the following API's have been added to enhance the application development capabilities of VM/ESA. These APIs make it easier to port a variety of new applications onto the VM/ESA platform:

  • POSIX
  • Sockets
  • Shell and utilities
  • DCE
  • Data compression
  • Graphical user interface
Related VM Products announced today:



RSCS Version 3 Release 2.0

To increase customer networking flexibility and minimize networking costs, IBM announces the general availability date for the new release of IBM VM Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem (RSCS) Version 3 Release 2.0 with enhanced access to the Internet. In addition to the exchange of E-Mail provided in RSCS Version 3 Release 1.1, print services to virtually anywhere is now provided in a variety of methods. Support is added to allow print files from the RSCS network to be routed to line print daemons for distribution anywhere in the IP (Internet Protocol) Network. A new LPR driver provides support for PostScript print files, via exit calls. A new ASCII printer driver provides access to ASCII print devices, that are connected via TCP/IP, eliminating the need for a D/T 7171 Control Unit.

For file transfer networking flexibility and cost effectiveness, RSCS has developed a new networking driver that transmits NJE (Network Job Entry) data packets, utilizing TCP/IP as a transfer medium. Enhanced networking functions strengthen the RSCS and VM interaction with the Internet by addressing the needs for both a connection and a convenient, transparent gateway from IP Networks to currently supported RSCS networks.

RSCS is also enhancing its reliability and availability by implementing 31 Bit Addressing. The 31 bit address function allows RSCS to use storage above the 16MB line, relieving storage constraints.

See Software Announcement 295-242, dated June 12, 1995, for more details.



DirMaint Version 1 Release 5.0

Today, IBM also announces the availability date for IBM Directory Maintenance (DirMaint) Version 1 Release 5.0 for VM/ESA. This new release addresses the cost of computing, improves efficiency of systems management and improves serviceability of the product. DirMaint Version 1 Release 5.0 provides service and installation in VMSES/E format to improve serviceability and maintainability. Menu enhancements, DASD management enhancements, Shared File system support, XA exploitation and constraint relief have been provided to improve the efficiency and increase the productivity of the directory administrator.

See Software Announcement 295-243, dated June 12, 1995, for more details.



VSE/VSAM for VM Version 6 Release 1.0

IBM VSE/VSAM for VM supports hardware-assisted data compression. Software emulation is offered to compress or expand data if no hardware assistance is available. VSE/VSAM for VM also further exploits 31-bit addressing. These capabilities help to improve system performance as well as reduce your total cost of computing.

See Software Announcement 295-244, dated June 12, 1995, for more details.



SQL/DS Version 3 Release 5

Today, IBM also announces IBM SQL/DS Version 3 Release 5. SQL/DS is the DB2(R) family member that provides the strategic relational database solution for the VM and VSE operating system environments. This new release will provide new features to increase system availability and provide additional support for distributed application solutions. Some new features include:

  • Partial database recovery that allows customers to recover a portion of the database
  • Faster online archive
  • Various compatibility items
See Software Announcement 295-241, dated June 12, 1995, for more details.

Note: The following are trademarks of the corresponding companies:

  • OSF -- Open Software Foundation, Inc.
  • MKS -- Mortice Kern Systems, Inc.
  • InterOpen -- Mortice Kern Systems, Inc.
The following are registered trademarks of the corresponding companies:
  • POSIX -- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • UNIX -- X/Open Company Limited
  • Microsoft Windows -- Microsoft
Open Enterprise Standards

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 is designed in accordance with the following international, government and/or industry Open Enterprise standards:

  • DCE
  • DCE-RPC
  • IEEE POSIX 1003.1 System Interfaces excluding the fork() system call
  • IEEE POSIX 1003.1a (subset)
  • IEEE POSIX 1003.1c (subset)
  • IEEE POSIX 1003.2 (subset)
  • SNA
  • SNA-LU 6.2
  • X-Client
  • NFS-Server
  • CPI-C
  • CMIP
  • SNMP
  • TCP/IP



PRODUCT POSITIONING

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 offers customers greater diversity than previous releases. Customer applications can be ported from and interoperate with other open platforms. This enables the cost of people resources to be decreased. Information can be shared, people skills preserved, and application development costs are reduced.

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 has been designed to address the following customer segments:

  1. Small- and medium-sized customers with VM/ESA Version 1 and S/390 processors
  2. Intermediate-sized customers with VM/ESA Version 1 and S/390 processors who have substantial growth requirements
  3. Customers with VM/SP, VM/SP-HPO, VM/XA(TM) or VM/ESA Version 1 who need to replace System/370, 370-XA, or competitive processors
  4. Large enterprises who require multiple systems whereby selected work may be distributed across the enterprise
  5. New customers and OEM vendors who require low-cost solutions based on S/390 technology
VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 improves upon the strong capabilities of the Version 1 base and adds application portability and interoperability with OpenEdition for VM/ESA. With the integration of LANRES for VM and LFS/ESA, VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 makes client/server computing more easily accessible to VM customers and enables mainframe capabilities to be available to the entire enterprise.

VM is the IBM platform on which many customers have built enterprise-wide automation and the infrastructure enhancements in VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 are designed to enhance the ability of VM to further integrate applications such as office, database management, and open distributed client/server computing.

The continued focus on quality improvements will ensure that VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 is a high quality product. VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 is developed by the Glendale Programming Lab, whose Quality Management System has been assessed against ISO 9001 and is registered by the British Standards Institution (BSI) Quality Assurance, BSI Certificate of Registration No. FM 22588.



STATEMENT OF GENERAL DIRECTION



OfficeVision/VM

IBM intends to respond to customer requirements and continue to enhance VM/ESA as a world-class office platform for customers by announcing a new release of OfficeVision/VM and a new release of the OfficeVision/VM ESA Calendar Feature later this year.



IBM C compiler for VM/ESA

IBM intends to enhance the IBM C compiler for VM/ESA to support the VM/ESA OpenEdition POSIX API function that is included in VM/ESA Version 2. The availability of the IBM C compiler for VM/ESA with this support is scheduled to be announced in second half of 1995.



IBM Language Environment for MVS and VM (LE/370)

IBM intends to enhance the Language Environment for MVS and VM product to support the VM/ESA OpenEdition POSIX API function included in VM/ESA Version 2.



IBM Resource Access Control Facility

IBM intends to enhance RACF for VM to support VM/ESA's OpenEdition POSIX and the Shared File System. RACF's OpenEdition POSIX support will allow registration of OpenEdition POSIX users and groups to the RACF database and will provide security for files and directories residing in the POSIX Byte File System. RACF's Shared File System support will provide security of files and directories which reside in the Shared File System.



ADSM for VM

In May, IBM announced ADSTAR(R) Distributed Storage Manager for MVS, Version 2.1 (ADSM for MVS) and ADSM for AIX Version 2.1. IBM intends to provide Version 2.1 function in all new releases of the ADSM family of products, beginning with ADSM for VM.



SQL/DS

As a member of the DB2 family, IBM SQL/DS will continue as the strategic relational database product for the VSE and VM operating system environments. As such, it is IBM's intent to continue providing IBM SQL/DS customers with support and enhancements which maintain IBM SQL/DS affinity with the DB2 family with functions like DataPropagator-Relational Capture and DRDA(TM) Distributed Unit of Work Application Server.

Note: The above statements represent IBM's currently intended plans. IBM will continue to monitor business conditions and requirements and may make changes to these plans as required.



EDUCATION SUPPORT

The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements in this announcement.

Details of the education support will be provided by product availability through separate education announcement.

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



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 requires an IBM ESA/370(TM) or ESA/390(TM) processor. See the General Information Manual for more information.

Software Requirements

VM/ESA Version 2.1.0

  • Prerequisite Requirements:
    • EREP VM (5654-260)
    • Device Support Facilities -- ICKDSF VM (5684-042); both the CMS version of ICKDSF and an IPLable standalone version of ICKDSF (5747-DS1) are supplied with VM/ESA Version 2.1.0. Any fixes requested for ICKDSF should specify the PTF number of the VMSES/E formatted update. VMSES/E installable PTFs have a release number G14. "G" indicates Release 16 of ICKDSF and Release "14" for VMSES/E format.

      For VM/ESA orders, the above prerequisite products are pre-installed. Therefore, when ordering the VM/ESA System DDR, the customer must already be licensed for these products or a separate order must be placed for each of these products. (Specify FMID CMS0G14 when ordering VMSES/E installable version of ICKDSF separately.)

  • Optional Requirements:
    • IBM High Level Assembler (5696-234) 1.1.0 or 1.2.0
      • Due to customer requests, the High Level Assembler has been removed as a hard prerequisite product to VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0. The High Level Assembler is required to:
        • Add devices that can't be sensed when using HCPRIO ASSEMBLE
        • Perform Local modifications to modules written in Assembler
        • Service the CP Loader (HCPLDR) -- creating the text deck to build the loader module
        • Create a new DMSTRT for system languages (NLS)
        • Create image libraries for system printers (FCBs)
        • Create GCS application segments (CONTENTS macro)
        • Access major CMS application interfaces (CMSCALL)
        • Access most CP application interfaces (diagnose)
        • Create the Stand-Alone Dump Utility for a customer's configuration (HCPSADMP EXEC)
        • Use AVS tuning control module (AGWTUN)
        • Use RAS tools (such as MDCHECK, FS2SFSER, AFTCHAIN, PRINTBLK, PRINTFST, etc.)
        • Use the new API for data compression
        • Use the new CMS PIPELINES Assemble macros interface
        • Use the Assemble interface to GUI
        Products such as DirMaint and RSCS also have some Exit routines in Assembler. RTM/ESA needs an Assembler to install and service.
    • POSIX Requirements:
      • Application Development Requirement: Refer to the statement of general direction for the IBM C Compiler for VM/ESA
    • Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) for VM/ESA Requirements:
      • Transaction Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Version 2 Release 3.0 (5635-FAL)
      • Application Development Requirement: Refer to the statement of general direction for the IBM C Compiler for VM/ESA
    • VM/ESA Version 2.1.0 DFSMS/VM(TM) Function Level 221 Requirements:
      • ISPF Version 3 (5684-043) Release 2.0 or subsequent release is needed for installation and during DFSMS/VM usage. ISPF is not required if the customer is using only the 3495 Tape Library Dataserver support of FL221.
      • IBM Directory Maintenance Version 1 (DirMaint) Release 5.0 if minidisk management function is needed
      • RACF Version 1 (5740-XXH) Release 9.2 (or its equivalent), if a security product is needed
      • ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager (5648-020) if the Migration Level 2 (ML2) function of DFSMS/VM is needed
      • TCP/IP Version 2 (5735-FAL) Release 3.0 to access the IBM 3495 Tape Library Dataserver for processors capable of 3490/3490E tape I/O, but incapable of 3495 Tape Library Data Server control
      • IBM SAA(R) AD/Cycle(R) Language Environment (5688-198) Release 1.3 or later is needed during DFSMS/VM usage
        • If the space management function is needed and/or
        • If other processors (that do not have native support of the IBM 3495 Tape Library Dataserver) will use TCP/IP to request 3495 functions from DFSMS/VM
      • Program Development Facility (PDF) Version 3 (5684-123) Release 2.0 or CMS Utilities Feature to use the BROWSE and EDIT functions
      • Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem Networking (RSCS) Version 3 Release 1.0 or later for remote operations
      • IBM Compiler for REXX/370 (5695-013) and IBM Library for REXX/370 (5695-014) if the compiled REXX installation-wide exit or a compiled ACS REXX exit is desired
    • CMS UTILITIES Requirements: If you have CMS UTILITIES and use DIRMAP, and have the following POSIX statements (POSIXOPT, POSIXINFO, POSIXGLIST, POSIXGROUP) in your directory, you need APAR VM58937. However this function is now provided in DirMaint Version 1 Release 5.0.
    • CD-ROM Installation Requirements: IBM Optical Media Attach/2 Enabler Kit (5622-138) which contains Optical Media Attach/2 Program (5621-264). See Software Announcement 293-269, dated May 20, 1993, for additional details.
    • Online Displayable Requirements: VM/ESA publications received via the online-displayable format require a BookManager(R) READ licensed program to view. Online books shipped on CD-ROM may also be viewed by the IBM Library Reader(TM) licensed programs for DOS and OS/2, which are shipped, at no additional charge, on publications CD-ROMS. APAR GC05366 for BookManager/VM Read is required for READ/VM 1.3 Public Library to run in non-370 mode. BookManager products also have prerequisite product requirements. Specific details are available in the BookManager announcement documentation.
    • LANRES/VM and LFS/ESA software and hardware requirements are listed in Attachment A or please refer to Software Announcements 294-532 and 294-534 for more details.
Software Delivery Offering (SDO): The System Delivery Offering (SDO) will continue to be an entitled offering. Concurrent with the general availability of VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 on October 27, 1995, the SDO for VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 will be generally available. VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1 will be added to the SDO while the VM/ESA Version 1 Release 1.5 (370 Feature) and VM/ESA Release 2.2 (ESA Feature) will remain orderable in the SDO.

Significant progress in the number of products exploiting VMSES/E will make the VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 SDO a more integrated and dynamic IBM software package. Key benefits of this SDO are:

  • A significant increase in the number of products available in VMSES/E format. This coupled with delivering a large percentage of non-VMSES/E products in VMSES/E Parameter Driven Installation (PDI) format allows VMSES/E to be the single install vehicle for most products. INSTFPP will still be used to install a minimal number of non-VMSES/E products.
  • The ability to dynamically update the content of the SDO at any time. This includes service updating a product, adding new products or new versions or releases of already provided products, or deleting products. This capability will make the SDO a more effective solution for the VM/ESA customer.
At general availability of VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0, IBM will update products in the SDO supporting the VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0, VM/ESA Version 1 Release 1.5, and VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2 system environments. After the October 27, 1995, update when a product and its respective level for the VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 system environment also supports the VM/ESA Version 1 system environment, the updated product will also be made available for the VM/ESA Version 1 system environment. Otherwise only updates to support the VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 environment will be made.

Configurator support for configuring and ordering the SDO for VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 will be available June 30, 1995, on HONE in the VM/ESA SDO Help Information within the configurator CFPROGS. This information includes details about the SDO product list for product tape, pre-installed and VMSES/E products. Refer to the VM/ESA SDO News Information within the configurator CFPROGS for the most up-to-date SDO News. Updates will be made in the SDO News Information at VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 general availability. These files will also be made available in the SDOMAC package located on MKTTOOLS.

A tool to help determine DASD requirements for installing an SDO will continue to be available on MKTTOOLS as SDOPLAN.

Other VM-related Information

    Real Time Monitor/ESA (RTM/ESA; 5798-DWD) -- on VM/ESA Version 2
    Release 1.0 requires APAR GC05362 (PTF UG03768). With this
    service it will continue to support VM/ESA V1 releases as well.
    RTM/ESA will run in XA mode on CMS12 with CMS370AC ON (RTM will
    set CMS370AC ON on CMS12) or in 370 mode on CMS11.

    VM Performance Reporting Facility (VMPRF; 5684-073) -- requires
    APAR VM59117 (PTF UM27029) to handle the default change in the
    percent of master trace table size for the other processors
    (PRF072) report on SYSTEM CONFIGURATION.

    VM/ESA Licensed Products in VMSES/E Format

        Product                         V.R.M.
    

    RTM 5798-DWD 1.5.2
    LANRES 5684-142 1.3.1
    RSCS SECP 5684-096 3.1.0
    PVM 5684-100 2.1.1
    ANO 5654-007 1.1.0
    VSE/VSAM 5686-037 2.2.0
    VSE/VSAM 5686-081 6.1.0
    ADSM 5648-020 1.1.0
    RSCS 5684-096 3.1.1
    RSCS 5684-096 3.2.0
    LFS 5648-039 1.1.0
    VMBATCH 5648-137 2.2.0
    HMF 5684-157 1.1.1
    ESSL/370 5688-226 2.2.0
    SEARCHMANAGER 5684-143 1.2.0
    LE/370 5688-198 1.3.0
    1.4.0
    C/370 LIB 5688-188 2.2.0
    C/370 COMP 5688-216 1.2.0
    GDDM(R) 5684-168 3.1.1
    FSST 5684-158 1.2.0
    ICKDSF 5684-042 1.1.6
    REXX LIB 5695-014 1.3.0
    REXX CMP 5695-013 1.3.0
    DFRESH 5696-703 1.1.0
    APPC Appl 5654-025 1.1.0
    TCP/IP 5654-019 2.3.0
    VisLIFT 5648-109 1.1.0
    CODE/370 5688-194 1.2.0
    VTAM 5654-010 4.2.0
    HLASM 5696-234 1.2.0
    VMAS 5648-018 4.1.0
    IC/E Feat 5648-018 4.1.0
    DITTO/ESA 5654-029 1.1.0
    DirMaint 5748-XE4 1.5.0
    RSCS 5684-096 3.2.0
    NTuneMON(TM) 5648-141 2.1.0
    NCP 5648-063 7.3.0
    NCP CSS feat 5648-063 7.3.0
    SSP 5654-009 4.3.0
    NPSI 5688-035 3.8.0

    V.R.M = Version.Release.Modification Level

    S/390 Developers Association

    A program called Your Connection to VM** was formed in 1993 for
    VM customers and Solution Developers. This program is part of
    the S/390 Developers Association, which became generally
    available in April 1994. These programs promote communications
    within the VM and S/390 worlds, using the TalkLink** Conferencing
    Service on IBMLink(TM) (fee based). Membership in the S/390
    Developers Association is free. (For complete terms and
    conditions, see the application kit.) It offer customers and
    solution developers, news and announcements concerning
    S/390,communication channels to IBM S/390 developers, and IBM
    tools for the various platforms.

    Additional support is provided for developers with technical and
    marketing services. Technical support includes porting
    information, white papers, testing facility access (minimal fee),
    and special developers prices on IBM hardware and software.
    Special invitational programs provide developers with technical
    disclosures, early access to platform products and special
    marketing opportunities.

    Customers who wish to participate in the online service of the
    S/390 Developers Association should call TalkLink at 800-547-1283
    to request a subscription application. Software developers who
    would like to join the S/390 Developers Association or would like
    additional information should call 800-627-8363 and request an
    application kit.

User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies a number of requirements from one or more of the world wide user group communities, which include Australasian SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE International, GUIDE/SHARE Europe (GSE), Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), Guide Latin American (LAG), SHARE Incorporated as well as received though the IBM Requests system.
  • SHARE
    • SOCMSX90905 -- POSIX compliant interfaces in CMS (partial)
    • SOVMSM90811 -- Provide User Exit Facility for CP
    • SOVMSM90815 -- Dynamic Selection of Logon Userid at Logon
    • SSVMRP94002 -- DCSS pages in XStore must be reported
    • SOVMPR94002 -- Record Pages in x-store for given segment in MONITOR Domain
    • SOVMPR93002 -- Improve accuracy of Monitor user high frequency state sampling
  • GUIDE
    • GO5HPX88015 -- XA tolerance for all CMS commands (partial)
    • G05OPS85008 -- VM/SP-CP Dial Command Exit
  • GUIDE/SHARE Europe
    • ESVMX08801 -- Variable length of paper
    • ESVMXD87010 -- Added KEEPCC option to the Receive command
    • CSVMVM89211 -- CMS Pipelines to be fully integrated into CMS
    • CSVMVM75004 -- Provide a forward space command for spool files, provide facility to forward and backward space by number of records or number of pages. Associate a "a number of lines per page" parameter with a form type and remove the coded values from modules.
  • PASR/REQUEST
    • RJKT679 -- POSIX compliance by VM/ESA (partial)
    • RKAU712 -- Automatic CMS file Compression (partial)
    • RJKY152 -- Dynamically Reconfigure I/O Farm
    • RJHW731 -- Enhance VM/ESA CP Vary Command to work like VM/SP HPO
    • PSRRM422 -- Customer problem with Real Shared 3480 tape drive
    • REQ00026627 -- Variable length of paper
    • REQ00022372 -- CP support for other page separators
    • REQ00048622 -- SPXTAPE handle tapes thru a tape manager product
    • REQ00046108 -- Distributed IUCV maximum size increase
    • -- Ability to have NLS language repository segments above the 16MB line
    • REQ0028587 -- See CSVMVM75004 above
Some enhancements our customers have been asking for but do not have an official user group requirement number are below:
  • Add additional CCWs qualifying for bypass of CCW translation
  • VMLINK documentation: Add more examples to Command Reference and User's Guide
  • Increase the number of entry points allowed for a txtlib member from 1023 to 4048
  • VMCF interrupt reflection process was modified to reduce CP storage use and improve performance
  • Adding the modification level to all CP version/release output
  • Increase the number of members allowed in a txtlib from 4000 to 6000
  • (SPXTAPE) The progress report interval for an SPXTAPE operation is now adjustable from the default of 15 seconds. The interval at which this report (or heartbeat) is received can be set as an option when the command is issued. This interval can also be set to zero to turn off the progress report.
  • Show response for QUERY WRKALLEG vdev if guest has READ-Only access. This used to be an error condition.
  • Improve CP's handling of an online user directory from prior CP releases. The specific problem encountered in APAR VM58270 has been fixed.
  • Enhance DIRECTXA to handle an extremely large number of users by making use of storage above the 16M line
  • Enhance Query Limits commands and CSL routines to allow non-administrators to issue the command for another user ID.
  • Support added for certain CP generated DASD channel programs exploit the 3990-6 record cache I. The RDF (Regular Data Format) bit in the Define Extent CCW will be set for some writes to DASD. The DASD I/O interfaces that will exploit RDF are: Diaganose X'A4', Diagnose X'250', or the block I/O facility.
  • Allows addition of a Date of Last Reference input parameter to the Open Block CSL routine in order to enable restore functions to preserve this date as it was at the time of backup.
  • Enhancement to VARY command- see Description section for more details
  • SPXTAPE now includes the volume serial ID from an existing standard tape label in the Volume Logs created by the DUMP LOAD or SCAN operations



Planning Information



Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features inherent in the virtual machine and the System/370, ESA/370 and ESA/390 architecture. The security and auditability of VM/ESA is the same for ESA/390 and ESA/370 architectures.

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



ORDERING INFORMATION



New Licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 should specify:

          Type        Model

5654 030

VM/ESA Version 1 Release 1.5 (370) and VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2 will still remain orderable until further notice.

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. For a graduated one-time charge (OTC) or graduated monthly license charge (MLC) specify one of the following feature numbers as applicable and corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

              VM/ESA Base              VM/ESA Base
                 Basic                    Basic
             Graduated OTC            Graduated MLC
Group        Feature Number           Feature Number

18 0919 0902 20 0920 0903 25 0921 0904 28 0922 0905 29 0923 0906 30 0924 0907 31 0925 0908 32 0926 0909 35 0927 0910 38 0928 0911 40 0929 0912 50 0930 0913 60 0931 0914 70 0932 0915 80 0933 0916

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM(TM) (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge specify the following feature numbers, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

              VM/ESA Base              VM/ESA Base
               MOSP Basic               MOSP Basic
             Graduated OTC            Graduated MLC
Group        Feature Number           Feature Number

18 0953 0936 20 0954 0937 25 0955 0938 28 0956 0939 29 0957 0940 30 0958 0941 31 0959 0942 32 0960 0943 35 0961 0944 38 0962 0945 40 0963 0946 50 0964 0947 60 0965 0948 70 0966 0949 80 0967 0950

To order the OpenEdition Shell and Utilities Feature for VM/ESA specify the optional material feature number 6022. For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge specify one of the following feature numbers as applicable and corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

              OpenEdition              OpenEdition
          Shell and Utilities      Shell and Utilities
                Feature                  Feature
                 Basic                    Basic
             Graduated OTC            Graduated MLC
Group        Feature Number           Feature Number

18 0987 0970 20 0988 0971 25 0989 0972 28 0990 0973 29 0991 0974 30 0992 0975 31 0993 0976 32 0994 0977 35 0995 0978 38 0996 0979 40 0997 0980 50 0998 0981 60 0999 0982 70 1080 0983 80 1081 0984

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge specify the following feature numbers, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

              OpenEdition              OpenEdition
          Shell and Utilities      Shell and Utilities
                Feature                  Feature
               MOSP Basic               MOSP Basic
             Graduated OTC            Graduated MLC
Group        Feature Number           Feature Number

18 1303 1084 20 1304 1085 25 1305 1086 28 1306 1087 29 1307 1088 30 1308 1089 31 1309 1090 32 1310 1091 35 1311 1092 38 1312 1093 40 1314 1094 50 1315 1095 60 1316 1096 70 1317 1097 80 1318 1098

To order the CMS Utilities Feature, specify optional material feature number 6021. For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge specify one of the following feature numbers as applicable and corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

             CMS Utilities            CMS Utilities
                Feature                  Feature
                 Basic                    Basic
             Graduated OTC            Graduated MLC
Group        Feature Number           Feature Number

18 1338 1321 20 1339 1322 25 1340 1323 28 1341 1324 29 1342 1325 30 1343 1326 31 1344 1327 32 1345 1328 35 1346 1329 38 1347 1330 40 1348 1331 50 1349 1332 60 1350 1333 70 1351 1334 80 1352 1335

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge specify the following feature numbers, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

             CMS Utilities            CMS Utilities
                Feature                  Feature
               MOSP Basic               MOSP Basic
             Graduated OTC            Graduated MLC
Group        Feature Number           Feature Number

18 1370 1355 20 1371 1356 25 1372 1357 28 1373 1358 29 1374 1359 30 1375 1360 31 1376 1361 32 1377 1362 35 1378 1363 38 1379 1364 40 1380 1365 50 1381 1366 60 1382 1367 70 1384 1383 80 1386 1385

Note: The group can be determined by referring to the Exhibit for IBM System/370 and System/390 Machines (Z125-3901) or the Exhibit for Non-IBM Machines (Z125-3902) that are associated with the IBM Customer Agreement (Z125-4575).

Higher Education Software Consortium: VM/ESA Version 2 (5654-030) is a supported program product in the Higher Education Software Consortium (HESC).

Feature
Number      Feature Description    Charge

1900 HESC Software N/C

Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration and the applicable ESL one-time charge feature number. Specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium (specify the CD-ROM media feature number).

ESL One-Time Charge                               Feature
Program Number/Description                        Number

5654-030 -- VM/ESA Base 0036 5654-030 -- VM/ESA Shell&Utiity F 0038 5654-030 -- VM/ESA CMS Utilities F 0037

Note: ESL license machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

Version-To-Version Upgrade Credit: To upgrade from a prior program acquired for a one-time charge to a replacement program using a version-to-version upgrade credit, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the applicable prior program and replacement program participating in the upgrade credit.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: The VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 is installed via the VM/ESA System DDR and is available on either 6250 tape, 3480 cartridge, or CD-ROM. This can be ordered through the VM/ESA base product (5654-030) or via the VM/System Delivery Offering (SDO). (For more information regarding SDO, see Software Delivery Offering in the Technical Information section.) The VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 deliverable is the VM/ESA System DDR. It is refreshed as needed.

For all VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 orders, the following prerequisite products are pre-installed on the System DDRs:

  • EREP (5654-260)
  • ICKDSF (5684-042)
Therefore, when ordering VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0, the customer must be licensed for these products or a separate order must be placed for these products.

Note: The High Level Assembler (HLASM) is no longer shipped on the DDR. If you would like HLASM, it must be ordered separately. Please see Software Requirements for where HLASM is required.

To order the VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 System DDR, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium:

Feature
Number         Distribution Medium

3401 6250 Mag Tape 3404 3480 Tape Cartridge 3410 CD-ROM

Also, select the feature number of the desired pre-built System DDR:

                                                  Feature
Environment                                       Number

3380 SysDDR Version 2.1.0 6020 3390 SysDDR Version 2.1.0 6023 9345 SysDDR Version 2.1.0 6024 FBA SysDDR Version 2.1.0 6025 CD-ROM SysDDR and FreeOptl 6035

Note: CD-ROM contains all four system DDR's, all unpriced features (excluding DCE feature and GUI feature) of VM/ESA, and national language translation files (except the GUI translated files).

Installation via CD-ROM requires the IBM Optical Media Attach/2 program (5621-264). See (IBM Optical Media Attach/2 Enabler Kit (5622-138)) Software Announcement 293-269, dated May 20, 1993, for more details.

National Language Translation Features: If you are ordering VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 via 6250 Tape or 3480 Cartridge, for the VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 national language translations, select the feature number above of the desired pre-built System DDR and the feature number below for the desired translation tape. (If ordering VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 via CD-ROM -- you do not need to order the following feature numbers to receive the translation files.)

The Graphical User Interface feature translation files will be on the Graphical User Interface Feature tape or CD-ROM. There will not be a separate feature number for translated files.

Feature
Number                   Description

6103 Version 2.1.0 German 6100 Version 2.1.0 Japanese Kanji 6102 Version 2.1.0 Simplified Chinese

French and Canadian French CP & CMS messages are contained on the Base DDR tape and the GUI translated files are contained on the GUI tape, so separate feature numbers are not required for French and Canadian French translation.

If you would like LFS/ESA translated in Kanji, order feature code:

Feature
Number         Description

6105 LFS/ESA Kanji

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 offers National Language translation for Message Repositories, HELP files, and other Panels or Files depending on the function translated.

The following components/features are supported by VM/ESA in the following National Languages:

  • German -- CP, CMS, REXX, Graphical User Interface (GUI) feature, CMS Utilities feature
  • Japanese Kanji -- CP, CMS, REXX, GUI feature, CMS Utilities feature, DFSMS/VM
  • Simplified Chinese -- CP, CMS, REXX, GUI feature, CMS Utilities feature
  • French -- Graphical User Interface feature, CP & CMS Messages only
  • Canadian French -- Graphical User Interface feature, CP & CMS Messages only
If ordering via 6250 tape or 3480 cartridge, with the exception of the VM/ESA Message Repositories, which are included on the DDRs, and the GUI translated files, which is contained on the GUI feature tape, the translated files are packaged on separate media. The customer must order both the base feature number and the translated feature numbers.

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, and for future updates, specify feature numbers 3470 to ship media only, and 3480 to ship media updates only. In the future if publication updates were required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480, and the publications will ship with the next release for the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number

Initial Shipments

Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment of media and documentation) 3444

Ship Media Only (suppresses initial shipment of documentation) 3470

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses initial shipment of media) 3471

Update Shipments

Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses update shipment of documentation) 3480

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses update shipment of media) 3481

Suppress Updates (suppresses update shipment of media and documentation) 3482

Expedite Shipments

Local IBM Office Expedite (for IBM use only) 3445

Customer Expedite Process Charge ($30 charge for each product) 3446

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72 hour delivery from the time IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions (ISMS) receives the order. ISMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Optional Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number for the desired distribution medium and the feature number of the desired optional material.

Feature
Number         Distribution Medium

3401 6250 Mag Tape 3404 3480 Tape Cartridge 3410 CD-ROM

                                               Tape or
                                               Cartridge CD-ROM
                                               Feature   Feature
Optional Material                              Number    Number

CMS Utilities Feature Version 2.1.0 6021 6021 Shell & Utilities F Version 2.1.0 6022 6022 DCE Base Services Feature Version 2.1.0 6028 6028 DCE UserDataPriv Feature Version 2.1.0 6029 6029 CMS Migration Utilities Feature Version 2.1.0 6027 6035 LFS/ESA Version 1.1.2 feature with Disk 6032 6035 includes Workstation 3.5-inch Diskettes LANRES/VM Version 1.3.0 feature with Disk 6030 6035 includes Workstation 3.5-inch Diskette 3800 Image Libs for Version 2.1.0 6026 6035 *Restricted Source for Version 2.1.0 6034 6035 P/390 EasyStart Preconfiguration System 5899

Note: If you wish to have the VM/ESA Base prior to the availability of the DCE features, please place an MES order for these features after the installation of the base code. The availability date of these features are as follows:

  • The DCE Base Services Feature will be available February 23, 1996
  • The DCE User Data Privacy Feature will be available February 23, 1996
The DCE User Data Privacy Feature requires the OpenEdition DCE Base Services feature to be installed first. Customers outside the U.S. must have proper clearance from the U.S. Department of Defense before they can be shipped the OpenEdition DCE User Data Privacy feature. The OpenEdition DCE user data privacy feature is a no charge feature used for controlling the export of the DES algorithm. When installed, this feature enables data encryption using the DES algorithm. Because this feature enables the support of DES, it subject to U.S. Government import/export laws and regulations regarding "full" DES products.
  • The Graphical User Interface Feature will be available March 29, 1996. It will be automatically shipped to all customers of record. No separate feature code is required and no MES order is required.
The CMS Migration Utility Feature, an optionally installed feature, will be shipped automatically to the customer and does not have to be ordered separately.

DSLO License: To order a DSLO license, specify the program number, feature number 9901 for asset registration, and the feature number for a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge that corresponds to the group containing the designated machine.

              VM/ESA Base              VM/ESA Base
                  DSLO                     DSLO
             Graduated OTC            Graduated MLC
Group        Feature Number           Feature Number

18 1388 1387 20 1391 1390 25 1393 1392 28 1395 1394 29 1397 1396 30 1399 1398 31 1401 1400 32 1403 1402 35 1405 1404 38 1407 1406 40 1409 1408 50 1411 1410 60 1413 1412 70 1415 1414 80 1417 1416

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge specify the following feature numbers corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine:

              VM/ESA Base              VM/ESA Base
               MOSP DSLO                MOSP DSLO
             Graduated OTC            Graduated MLC
Group        Feature Number          Feature Numbers

18 1419 1418 20 1421 1420 25 1423 1422 28 1425 1424 29 1427 1426 30 1429 1428 31 1431 1430 32 1433 1432 35 1435 1434 38 1437 1436 40 1439 1438 50 1441 1440 60 1443 1442 70 1445 1444 80 1447 1446

To order a DSLO license for OpenEdition Shell and Utilities feature, specify the feature number 6022 and for a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge that corresponds to the group containing the designated machine.

           OpenEdition Shell        OpenEdition Shell
          & Utilities Feature      & Utilities Feature
                  DSLO                     DSLO
             Graduated OTC            Graduated MLC
Group        Feature Number           Feature Number

18 1449 1448 20 1451 1450 25 1453 1452 28 1455 1454 29 1457 1456 30 1459 1458 31 1461 1460 32 1463 1462 35 1465 1464 38 1467 1466 40 1469 1468 50 1471 1470 60 1473 1472 70 1475 1474 80 1477 1476

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge specify the following feature numbers for the OpenEdition Shell and Utilities feature corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

           OpenEdition Shell        OpenEdition Shell
          & Utilities Feature      & Utilities Feature
               MOSP DSLO                MOSP DSLO
             Graduated OTC            Graduated MLC
Group        Feature Number          Feature Numbers

18 1479 1478 20 1481 1480 25 1483 1482 28 1485 1484 29 1487 1486 30 1489 1488 31 1491 1490 32 1493 1492 35 1495 1494 38 1497 1496 40 1499 1498 50 1501 1500 60 1503 1502 70 1505 1504 80 1507 1506

To order a DSLO license for CMS Utilities feature specify the feature number 6021 and for a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge that corresponds to the group containing the designated machine.

                  CMS                      CMS
           Utilities Feature        Utilities Feature
                  DSLO                     DSLO
             Graduated OTC            Graduated MLC
Group        Feature Number           Feature Number

18 1509 1508 20 1511 1510 25 1513 1512 28 1515 1514 29 1517 1516 30 1519 1518 31 1521 1520 32 1523 1522 35 1525 1524 38 1527 1526 40 1529 1528 50 1531 1530 60 1533 1532 70 1535 1534 80 1537 1536

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge specify the following feature numbers for CMS Utilities feature corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

                  CMS                      CMS
           Utilities Feature        Utilities Feature
               MOSP DSLO                MOSP DSLO
             Graduated OTC            Graduated MLC
Group        Feature Number          Feature Numbers

18 1539 1538 20 1541 1540 25 1543 1542 28 1545 1544 29 1547 1546 30 1549 1548 31 1551 1550 32 1553 1552 35 1555 1554 38 1557 1556 40 1559 1558 50 1561 1560 60 1563 1562 70 1565 1564 80 1567 1566

Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license must be ordered by the basic licensee. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Unlicensed Documentation: A program directory, one copy of selected printed publications, and one copy of VM/ESA Online publications on CD-ROM are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

                                        Publication
Title                                   Number

VM/ESA: Installation Guide Informal VM/ESA: Licensed Program Specifications GC24-5744 VM/ESA: VMSES/E Introduction and Reference SC24-5747 VM/ESA: Service Guide SC24-5749 VM/ESA: Planning and Administration SC24-5750 VM/ESA: Quick Reference SX24-5290 VM/ESA: Conversion Guide and Notebook for VM/XA SP and VM/ESA SC24-5753 VM/ESA: Conversion Guide and Notebook for VM/SP, VM/SP HPO, and VM/ESA 370 Feature SC24-5754 VM/ESA: System Messages and Codes SC24-5784 VM/ESA: Version 2 Release 1 Online Library CD-ROM LK2T-5784

The following publications are available at no charge, but feature number 7202 must be specified:

                                                 Feature  Publication
Title                                            Number   Number

New VM/ESA Version 2.1.0 Publications 7202

VM/ESA: General Information SC24-5745 VM/ESA: Introduction and Features Summary SC24-5746 VM/ESA: CMS File Pool Planning, Administration, and Operation SC24-5751 VM/ESA: REXX/EXEC Migration Tool for VM/ESA GC24-5752 VM/ESA: Running Guest Operating Systems SC24-5755 VM/ESA: Connectivity Planning, Administration, and Operation SC24-5756 VM/ESA: Group Control System SC24-5757 VM/ESA: Performance SC24-5782

IBM VM/ESA: Planning Dynamic I/O Configuration GC24-5695

VM/ESA: System Operation SC24-5758 VM/ESA: Virtual Machine Operation SC24-5759 VM/ESA: CP Programming Services SC24-5760 VM/ESA: CMS Application Development Guide SC24-5761 VM/ESA: CMS Application Development Reference SC24-5762 VM/ESA: CMS Application Development Guide for Assembler SC24-5763 VM/ESA: CMS Application Development Reference for Assembler SC24-5764 VM/ESA: CMS Application Multitasking SC24-5766 VM/ESA: REXX/VM Reference SC24-5770

IBM VM/ESA: CP Exit Customization SC24-5672

VM/ESA: Master Index and Glossary GC24-5781 VM/ESA: CP Command and Utility Reference SC24-5773 VM/ESA: CMS User's Guide SC24-5775 VM/ESA: CMS Command Reference SC24-5776 VM/ESA: CMS Pipelines User's Guide SC24-5777 VM/ESA: CMS Pipelines Reference SC24-5778 VM/ESA: XEDIT User's Guide SC24-5779 VM/ESA: XEDIT Command and Macro Reference SC24-5780 VM/ESA: Dump Viewing Facility SC24-5783 SAA Common Programming Interface Communications Reference SC26-4399 IBM OpenEdition for VM/ESA: POSIX Conformance Document SC24-5725 IBM OpenEdition for VM/ESA: Callable Services Reference SC24-5726 IBM OpenEdition for VM/ESA: User's Guide SC24-5727 IBM OpenEdition for VM/ESA: Command Reference SC24-5728 IBM OpenEdition for VM/ESA: Advanced Application Programming Tools SC24-5729 IBM OpenEdition for VM/ESA: Sockets Reference SC24-5741

The publications listed below are available at no charge, but feature number 7203 must be specified. These publications are not being reprinted for VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0.

                                                 Feature Publication
Title                                            Number  Number

VM/ESA Pubs (Not reprinted) 7203

VM/ESA: Enterprise Systems Architecture/Extended SC24-5594-04 Configuration Principles of Operation VM/ESA: CPI Communications User's Guide SC24-5595-01 VM/ESA: Programmer's Guide to the Server-Requester Programming Interface for VM SC24-5455-01 VM/ESA: CMS Primer SC24-5458-02 VM/ESA: CMS Application Migration Guide SC24-5454-04 VM/ESA: REXX/VM User's Guide SC24-5465-03 VM/ESA: REXX/VM Primer SC24-5598-01 External Security Interface (RACROUTE) Macro Reference for MVS and VM GC28-1366-05 SAA Common Programming Interface Resource Recovery Reference SC31-6821-01 VM/ESA DFSMS/VM Planning Guide GC35-0121-01 VM/ESA DFSMS/VM Overview GH35-0112-01 VM/ESA DFSMS/VM Installation and Customization SC26-4704-03 VM/ESA DFSMS/VM Messages and Codes SC26-4707-03 VM/ESA DFSMS/VM Removable Media Services User's Guide and Reference SC35-0141-00 VM/ESA DFSMS/VM Storage Administration SH35-0111-01 Guide and Reference

All the above publications (feature codes 7202 and 7203) may be ordered by using one bill-of-form number, SBOF-3299.

The following publications are shipped when the Optional Machine-Readable Material is ordered for these VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 features:

Optional Material                                Feature  Order
    Features                                     Number   Number

VM/ESA: CMS Utilities Feature 6021 SC24-5535

LANRES/VM Feature includes: 6030

LAN Resource Extension and Services/VM: Licensed GC24-5617 Program Specifications LAN Resource Extension and Services/VM: General Information GC24-5618 LAN Resource Extension and Services/VM: Guide and Reference GC24-5622

LAN File Services/ESA Feature includes: 6032

LAN File Services/ESA: Licensed Program Specifications GH24-5260 LAN File Services/ESA: Introducing LAN File Services/ESA GH24-5259 LAN File Services/ESA: VM Guide and Reference GH24-5264 LAN File Services/ESA: Discovering LAN File Services/ESA GK2T-5762

IBM OpenEdition DCE for VM/ESA includes: 6028

IBM OpenEdition DCE for VM/ESA: Administration Guide SC24-5730 IBM OpenEdition DCE for VM/ESA: Administration Reference SC24-5731 IBM OpenEdition DCE for VM/ESA: Application Development Guide SC24-5732 IBM OpenEdition DCE for VM/ESA: Application Development Reference SC24-5733 IBM OpenEdition DCE for VM/ESA: Configuring and Getting Started SC24-5734 IBM OpenEdition DCE for VM/ESA: Introducing the OpenEdition Distributed Computing Environment SC24-5735 IBM OpenEdition DCE for VM/ESA: Messages and Codes SC24-5736 IBM OpenEdition DCE for VM/ESA: Planning SC24-5737 IBM OpenEdition DCE for VM/ESA: User's Guide SC24-5738

Additional copies of unlicensed publications are available for a fee after product availability. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, through the System Library Subscription Service (SLSS) or by direct order.

Displayable Softcopy Publications

The VM/ESA books (licensed and unlicensed) are offered in online displayable book format on the product media and shipped automatically, except DFSMS/VM.

All unlicensed online books are also available on CD-ROM SK2T-2067, the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VM Collection. The VM Collection also contains libraries for approximately 60 products that run on VM/ESA. This will be generally available in the United States at general availability of the VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 product and 30 days after general availability in the other world trade countries. For a list of kit contents, see your marketing representative.

One copy of the CD-ROM Collection Kit is orderable with the product at no additional charge by ordering feature number 7201

                                   Feature             Order
                                   Number              Number

CD-ROM Collection Kit 7201 SK2T-2067

The online books can be used with the BookManager READ licensed programs in any of the READ-supported environments. They can also be used with the IBM Library Readers in DOS and OS/2 environments. The IBM Library Readers have the same functions as the BookManager READ/DOS and READ/2 licensed programs except the Library Readers can only be used to view IBM-produced online books. Both IBM Library Readers are supplied at no additional charge with online books on CD-ROM.

Online books CD-ROMs also contains programs that allow you to upload the displayable books to a VM or MVS host for viewing with IBM BookManager READ/VM or READ/MVS (the VM and MVS READ programs are not included on online books CD-ROMS but can be licensed from IBM).

Terms and conditions for use of the displayable book files and the IBM Library Readers are described in a document included with all online documentation.

Source File Publications

VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 manuals are not offered in source file form.

Licensed Documentation: The following licensed material will be available from IBM at product availability. To order, contact your IBM representative.

The first copy is available at no charge to licensees of basic material by specifying the 7200 feature number. Use the 8XXX feature number to order additional copies for a fee.

                                        Single    Addt'l
                                        Copy      Copies
                           Order        Feature   Feature
Title                      Number       Number    Number    Price

VM/ESA: Diagnosis Guide LY24-5255 7200 8049 $ 24.25 VM/ESA: CP Diagnosis Reference LY24-5256 7200 8050 197.00 VM/ESA: CMS Data Areas & Control Blocks LY24-5257 7200 8048 27.25 VM/ESA: CP Data Areas & Control Blocks LY24-5258 7200 8051 143.00 VM/ESA: CMS Diagnosis Reference LY24-5259 7200 8047 34.50 VM/ESA: CP Diagnosis Reference Summary LX24-5288 7200 8052 15.75 DFSMS/VM FL221 Diagnosis Guide LY27-9589 7200 8053 8.95

Licensed books indicated in the list above, together with the unlicensed books as previously indicated, are available on the online books shipped automatically with the product. If you would like to order additional copies of the automatically shipped "VM/ESA: Version 2 Release 1 Online Library CD-ROM" (LK2T-5784) feature number 7206 for a fee, you may order feature number 8056.

                        Single       Addt'l
                        Copy         Copies
                        Order        Feature Feature
Title                   Number       Number  Number       Price

VM/ESA: Version 2 Release 1 Online Library CD-ROM LY2T-5784 7206 8056 $25

A set of licensed VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 publications are available by ordering:

                    Feature
Order Number        Number         Price

LBOF-3300 8054 $441.75

A set of licensed VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 publications to help you diagnose system problems are available by ordering:

                    Feature
Order Number        Number         Price

LBOF-3301 8055 $564

Source program listings are no longer available in Microfiche format with VM/ESA. Customers must use the View Program Listings (VPL) facility, currently available to all IBM personnel worldwide and available to U.S. customers via ServiceLink. The VPL facility provides online viewing of program listings. For customers with access to VPL, such as through SoftwareXcel Extended, the information previously included in the optional microfiche features can be accessed, at general availability, with the base product and Program Temporary Fix (PTF) program listings. Those customers without access to VPL may contact their IBM representative.

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.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Licensing: The program in this announcement is licensed under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.

Variable Charges Apply: Yes

System/390 Multiple Operating Systems -- PR/SM (MOSP): Charge Option Attachment applies for graduated charge programs licensed to a qualifying machine.

Installation License or Location License Applies: No. A separate license is required for each machine on which the licensed program materials will be used.

Entry End User/390 Attachment Applies: Yes. The Entry Support License (ESL) applies.

Educational Allowance: A 15% educational allowance is applicable toward eligible license charges and is available to qualifying institutions in accordance with the Educational Allowance Attachment.

The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

Volume Discount: Not applicable

Version Upgrades: Version-To-Version Upgrade Credits apply: Yes

Replacement             Replacement                 Single
Programs                Programs                   Version
Program     Program     Program      Program       Charging
Number      Name        Number       Name          Applies

5664-167 VM/SP 5684-112 VM/ESA V1R1.5 Yes

5664-167 VM/SP 5654-030 VM/ESA V2 Yes

5664-173 VM/SP HPO 5654-030 VM/ESA V2 Yes

5664-308 VM/XA SP 5654-030 VM/ESA V2 Yes

5684-112 VM/ESA V1 5654-030 VM/ESA V2 Yes

5654-030 VM/ESA V2 to a follow-on, if any N/A

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability: Restricted Materials -- Yes. This licensed program is available with some licensed program materials designated as restricted materials of IBM. The remaining licensed program materials are available and will not be designated as restricted materials of IBM.

Testing Period: Basic License -- Two months. DSLO -- Not applicable.

Program Services: Central Service, including the IBM Support Center, will be available until discontinued by IBM upon six months' written notice. Central Service, including the IBM Support Center, for DSLO licenses will be provided only through the customer location designated for the basic license.



CHARGES

VM/ESA Base (5654-030)

VM/ESA VM/ESA VM/ESA VM/ESA Base Base Base Base Basic DSLO Basic DSLO Graduated Graduated Graduated Graduated Group OTC OTC MLC MLC

18 33,260 $ 24,950 693 $ 520 20 48,000 36,000 1,000 750 25 62,640 46,980 1,305 979 28 86,160 64,620 1,795 1,345 29 111,850 83,890 2,330 1,750 30 145,450 109,100 3,030 2,275 31 179,050 134,300 3,730 2,800 32 228,950 171,700 4,770 3,580 35 263,300 197,500 5,485 4,115 38 302,650 227,000 6,305 4,730 40 348,000 261,000 7,250 5,440 50 435,100 326,350 9,065 6,800 60 543,850 407,900 11,330 8,500 70 679,700 509,800 14,160 10,620 80 849,600 637,200 17,700 13,280

VM/ESA Version 2 (5654-030)

VM/ESA VM/ESA VM/ESA VM/ESA Base Base Base Base MOSP MOSP MOSP MODP Basic DSLO Basic DSLO Graduated Graduated Graduated Graduated Group OTC OTC MLC MLC

18 $ 28,080 $ 21,060 $ 585 $ 439 20 32,500 24,380 677 508 25 40,630 30,470 847 635 28 55,450 41,580 1,155 866 29 74,400 55,800 1,550 1,165 30 99,120 74,340 2,065 1,550 31 128,650 96,490 2,680 2,010 32 162,250 121,700 3,380 2,535 35 204,000 153,000 4,250 3,190 38 246,250 184,700 5,130 3,850 40 282,950 212,200 5,895 4,420 50 325,450 244,100 6,780 5,085 60 391,700 293,800 8,160 6,120 70 489,600 367,200 10,200 7,650 80 612,000 459,000 12,750 9,565

OpenEdition Shell and Utilities Feature

Basic DSLO Basic DSLO Graduated Graduated Graduated Graduated Group OTC OTC MLC MLC

18 1,585 $ 1,190 33 $ 25 20 2,305 1,730 48 36 25 3,025 2,270 63 47 28 4,130 3,100 86 65 29 5,375 4,030 112 84 30 7,010 5,260 146 110 31 8,640 6,480 180 135 32 11,040 8,280 230 173 35 12,670 9,505 264 198 38 14,590 10,940 304 228 40 16,800 12,600 350 263 50 20,980 15,740 437 328 60 26,210 19,660 546 410 70 32,780 24,590 683 512 80 40,990 30,740 854 641

OpenEdition Shell and Utilities Feature

MOSP MOSP MOSP MOSP Basic DSLO Basic DSLO Graduated Graduated Graduated Graduated Group OTC OTC MLC MLC

18 $ 1,370 $ 1,030 $ 29 $ 21 20 1,560 1,170 33 24 25 1,945 1,460 41 30 28 2,665 2,000 56 42 29 3,575 2,680 75 56 30 4,750 3,565 99 74 31 6,195 4,645 129 97 32 7,825 5,870 163 122 35 9,840 7,380 205 154 38 11,860 8,895 247 185 40 13,630 10,220 284 213 50 15,700 11,780 327 245 60 18,890 14,170 394 295 70 23,590 17,690 492 369 80 29,500 22,130 615 461

CMS Utilities Feature

Basic DSLO Basic DSLO Graduated Graduated Graduated Graduated Group OTC OTC MLC MLC

18 1,250 $ 938 26 $ 20 20 1,825 1,370 38 29 25 2,350 1,765 49 37 28 3,265 2,450 68 51 29 4,225 3,170 88 66 30 5,470 4,105 114 86 31 6,770 5,080 141 106 32 8,640 6,480 180 135 35 9,935 7,450 207 155 38 11,420 8,565 238 179 40 13,150 9,865 274 206 50 16,420 12,320 342 257 60 20,540 15,410 428 321 70 25,680 19,260 535 401 80 32,060 24,050 668 501

CMS Utilities Feature

MOSP MOSP MOSP MOSP Basic DSLO Basic DSLO Graduated Graduated Graduated Graduated Group OTC OTC MLC MLC

18 $ 1,055 $ 791 $ 22 $ 17 20 1,225 919 26 19 25 1,535 1,150 32 24 28 2,090 1,570 44 33 29 2,810 2,110 59 44 30 3,745 2,810 78 59 31 4,850 3,640 101 76 32 6,120 4,590 128 96 35 7,705 5,780 161 120 38 9,290 6,970 194 145 40 10,680 8,010 223 167 50 12,290 9,220 256 192 60 14,780 11,090 308 231 70 18,480 13,860 385 289 80 23,110 17,330 482 361

                                        One-Time
Entry End User/390                      Charge
Entry Support License:
ESL -- VM/ESA                           $11,085
ESL -- Shell and Utilities Feature          530
ESL -- CMS Utilities Feature                415

One-Time Charge: Customers who pay a one-time charge for a licensed program receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at no additional charge. Significant new function may be offered as an optional feature and charged for separately. If a replacement program is announced and the customer elects to license the replacement program, a time-based upgrade credit may apply.

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LAN Resource Extensions and Services/VM and LAN File Services/ESA Product Information



Client/Server Enhancements

NetWare** and OS/2(R) LAN Server environments provide transparent access to VM/ESA(R) storage resources with two new free-of-charge features of VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0. LAN Resource Extension and Services/VM (LANRES/VM) feature provides disk serving, print serving, and central administration for NetWare LANs. The LAN File Service/ESA feature provides an OS/2 compatible file system on VM/ESA that works in conjunction with OS/2 LAN Server on the workstation. The integration of this server function at no additional charge lowers the cost of sharing resources in a client/server environment.

The Software License Monitor licensed program, previously required to track usage, is no longer necessary when you move to VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 and an unlimited number of LAN server clients may be connected without additional charge.



LAN Resource Extension and Services/VM Feature

LANRES/VM Disk Serving: Using LANRES/VM disk services, workstation users can transparently store files on VM system DASD. VM DASD can be configured for use by NetWare servers and subsequently, NetWare clients. Multiple NetWare servers connected to a single VM host can share disks stored on VM in read-only mode. To a NetWare user, there is no difference between files stored on DASD on the host, and files stored on hard drives on the NetWare server. Each NetWare volume can be mapped to a disk drive letter in the client. The client can access a combination of local disk drives, drives on the NetWare server, and disk drives on the host.

By using the VM environment for disk serving, you can increase the disk storage capacity available to NetWare file servers and have the reliability of S/390(R) DASD. You can also take advantage of the Data Processing center operation and control of disk storage devices, and the VM backup procedures combined with the physical security of the Data Processing center when storing sensitive information. LANRES/VM gives you the ability to add volume segments to the NetWare file server without shutting down the file server.

LANRES/VM Print Serving: LANRES/VM provides a print serving capability for NetWare that lets NetWare users route print jobs through NetWare to the host for printing. In addition, VM users can route print jobs to NetWare for printing on LAN attached printers.

An advantage of using LANRES/VM for LAN-to-host print services is that LAN clients can use high-speed, high-volume host printers for faster turnaround and do it in a physically secure environment. LANRES/VM will save money and reduce complexity in print environments by using enhanced print stream transforms which includes text-only transforms for host AFPDS to LAN HPPCL, host AFPDS to LAN PostScript**, and LAN HPPCL to host AFPDS.

LANRES/VM Data Distribution: The data distribution component of LANRES/VM allows authorized VM users to manipulate files and directories controlled by NetWare. The volumes containing these files may be on the NetWare server or on a LANRES/VM host disk. This function implements a central data distribution capability.

The advantages of using LANRES/VM data distribution include distributing data from a central location and retrieving data from the server. It gives customers the ability to create their own applications for moving data between the VM system and the LAN.

LANRES/VM LAN Administration: The LAN administration component of LANRES/VM allows an authorized VM systems administrator to add, delete, and rename users on the LAN. The administrator can also set passwords, password restrictions, limit space utilization, control file, directory access, and perform other administration functions. Many of the functions provided by the NetWare SYSCON, PCONSOLE or NETADMIN utilities are supported.

There are two objectives for the administration facility. First, to centralize your administration and perform administration services from the host. Second, to allow the NetWare administration tasks to be automated using REXX execs.

Connectivity: LANRES/VM supports both ESCON(R) and several parallel channel direct attachment configurations, as well as wide area network connections using either SNA or TCP/IP. LANRES/VM supports sharing of the NetWare for SAA(R) channel driver with other applications, providing for low cost, high-performance connectivity.

Note: LANRES/VM is also available as a charged stand-alone product for users of VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2 or earlier (program number 5684-142). Any further functional enhancements will be implemented on the free-of-charge feature of VM/ESA, not the stand-alone product version.



LAN File Services/ESA Feature

LAN File Services/ESA complements workgroup local area network (LAN) servers by providing the ability to serve large objects in real time, such as multimedia. A key feature of LAN File Services/ESA is the transparent manner in which it provides services to users who are accustomed to receiving services from workstation-based servers. In addition to transparency, the performance of LAN File Services/ESA will compare favorably to the performance of a local workstation-based server.

LAN File Services/ESA is comprised of a S/390 component and a client component which runs on the OS/2 LAN Server Version 4.0 -- Advanced. The S/390 component provides storage for workstation format files. The workstation repository on S/390 supports hierarchical directories, long names, byte level locking and extended attributes to the workstation user, the files stored on S/390 look like files stored on a local LAN-based server. They can be accessed and used like any other workstation based file. In addition, LAN File Services/ESA provides the capability to share workstation data between multiple OS/2 LAN Servers and NFS clients. For an IBM PS/2(R), the channel connection is made via an IBM PS/2 Micro Channel(R) to Mainframe Connection card. For an IBM 3172-3, the channel connection is made via an ESCON or parallel channel adapter feature. The use of Systems Network Architecture (SNA) connectivity for wide area networks is also supported. LFS/ESA supports the NFS environment on VM/ESA through support of the IBM TCP/IP for VM product. A set of administrative commands are provided to maintain the workstation data stored on S/390.

LAN File Services/ESA also provides the capability to perform direct file level backup between the LAN File Services/ESA repository and ADSTAR(R) Distributed Storage Manager. This eliminates the overhead of moving files between the workstation and S/390 in order to perform backup.

For the VM/ESA environment, workstation clients of LAN File Services/ESA can access data stored on VM CMS minidisks. The CMS minidisk data will look like a workstation directory to LAN users. When workstation clients access CMS minidisk files, LAN File Services/ESA will automatically translate the file data between the VM code page and the workstation code page. The code page support is provided for both double byte character set (DBCS) and single-byte character set (SBCS) code pages.

LAN File Services/ESA supports storage intensive workstation applications. LAN File Services/ESA allows the capacity of System/390(R) to be used for the storage and retrieval of large data objects such as multimedia images, graphics and video clips. The large storage capacity of S/390 enables the implementation of applications that use S/390 as a repository for their data. This reduces the requirement for large amounts of storage at each LAN-based server, since the data can be stored once on S/390 and accessed by numerous LANs.

Large files or libraries that would have previously been replicated across numerous LAN servers can now be stored once on S/390. This reduces the DASD requirements for the LAN servers and insures a more consistent view of data throughout the enterprise since the data is not maintained in multiple places. In addition, maintenance tasks on the LAN server that require temporary disk space, such as database maintenance, can now use DASD space on the S/390 instead of maintaining extra DASD on the LAN server.

The use of S/390 resources is completely transparent to the user. Resources on S/390 are accessed by specifying a drive letter (for example, H:), the same way resources on the workstation would be used.

Workstations connected via COAX to a 3174 with Peer Communications can access LAN File Services/ESA resources via the OS/2 LAN Server. This enables coax attached workstations to use LAN File Services/ESA and share data with workstation users that are LAN attached.

NFS users and OS/2 LAN server users can transparently share data between the two environments using LAN File Services/ESA. In addition, data stored in S/390 format on CMS minidisks can be accessed by VM users, OS/2 LAN server users and NFS users, subject to CMS minidisk sharing restrictions.

With direct ESCON attach from the 3172-3 platform, LAN File Services/ESA customers can take full advantage of the many benefits of ESCON. Fiber optic links can extend the distance between channels and control units up to 23 kilometers (14.3 miles). "Chained" ESCON directors can increase this range to 43 kilometers (26.7 miles) and expand the channel-to-channel range up to 60 kilometers (37.3 miles). Thus, channel-attached LAN File Services/ESA servers are not restricted to being physically located on the data center raised floor. Servers can now be placed much closer to the LANs they support. ESCON provides additional bandwidth to enable campus wide connectivity.

Leverage S/390 strengths:

  • Backup performed on a regular basis by data center personnel
  • The use of high-speed DASD and tape devices for backup and recovery
  • Consolidated administration of workstation data stored on S/390
  • High degree of physical security
  • Ability to quickly add additional DASD capacity for use by LAN-based applications
The workstation data that is stored on S/390 can be quickly backed up using the high-speed devices available on S/390. Since the backups can be performed on a scheduled basis by data center personnel, the exposure of data not being backed up is greatly reduced. The time required to backup or restore data should be reduced when using the facilities of S/390. A DASD failure on a LAN-based server will not affect the integrity of data stored on S/390. When additional DASD space is required on a LAN server connected to LAN File Services/ESA, the required space can be dynamically added without requiring any downtime on the LAN server.

Storing workstation data on S/390 can reduce work for LAN administrators. Many routine LAN administration tasks, such as backing up data and allocating DASD space can now be performed efficiently by the central I/T organization.

LAN File Services/ESA allows the use of an External Security Manager (for example, RACF(TM)) to control user access to LAN File Services.

LFS/ESA supports a number of open standards and provides support for interoperability between S/390 and workstation platforms:

  • All file serving functions are transparent to the end user
  • TCP/IP connectivity (NFS)
  • NFS Serving (VM/ESA)
  • Support of the Server Message Block (SMB) OS/2 LAN Server protocol
  • Interoperability between the NFS and OS/2 LAN Server environments (VM/ESA)
  • Direct access to S/390 data (VM)
Note: LFS/ESA is also available as a charged stand-alone product for users of VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2 or earlier (program number 5648-039). Any further functional enhancements will be implemented on the free-of-charge feature of VM/ESA, not the stand-alone product version.

LANRES/VM and LFS/ESA Hardware and Software Requirements

LANRES/VM Hardware Requirements:

LANRES/VM has the following minimum hardware requirements:

  • AN IBM S/390 or ESA/370(TM) host processor (or equivalent) with one of the following tape drives:
    • 9-track/1600 bpi magnetic tape drive
    • 9-track/6250 bpi magnetic tape drive
    • 18-track/38K 3480 cartridge tape system

      Note: IBM Micro Channel 370 Models 110, 112, and 114 are not supported.

    • The following list of DASD is recommended for product programs and associated files. You will need one of these:
      • 9336 -- 103200 Blocks
      • 3390 -- 86 Cylinders
      • 3380 -- 86 Cylinders
      • 3375 -- 138 Cylinders
      • 3350 -- 118 Cylinders
  • One of the following to run the NetWare operating system on:
    • An IBM Micro Channel PS/2 (or equivalent) capable of running NetWare Version 3.11, Version 3.12, Version 4.01, or Version 4.02 with:
      • A minimum of 70MB hard disk
      • A minimum of 12MB RAM; 16MB is recommended

        Note: More memory provides more room for caching and thus better performance for clients. With more memory, more files and volumes may be supported and the PS/2 can more easily perform non-LANRES/VM functions (the PS/2 does not have to be dedicated to LANRES/VM).

      • A 3.5-inch 1.44MB-capable diskette drive
      • A LAN adapter
      • One or more of the following connectivities:
        • An IBM PS/2 Micro Channel to Mainframe Connection Reference Hardware Announcement 192-156, dated June 30, 1992, for description, supported models, and ordering information.
        • Hardware as required to support SNA LU6.2 communications Reference the appropriate NetWare for SAA Administration Guide for details.
        • Hardware as required to support Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Reference the appropriate NetWare TCP/IP Transport Supervisor's Guide and the IBM TCP/IP Version 2 for VM Licensed Program Specifications (GC31-6083) for details.
  • An IBM 3172 Interconnect Controller Model 3 with the following:
    • Hardware Package1 (feature code 2710) or Hardware Package2 (feature code 2720)
    • 66 MHz Pentium processor (feature code 2850)
    • A LAN adapter supported by the NetWare operating system

      Note: Additional memory provides more room for caching creating better performance for clients. With more memory, more files and volumes may be supported and the controller can more easily perform non-LANRES/VM functions. For additional memory in 16MB increments up to 64MB, order feature code 2810. Refer to the HONE Sales Manual for additional details on 3172 Model 3 requirements.

      Note: NetWare v3.11J from IBM and NetWare 3.12J/V from IBM cannot be used on the 3172-3.

    • One or more of the following connectivities:
      • For ESCON support order the IBM ESCON Adapter (feature code 2800) or for parallel channel order the Parallel Channel Adapter (feature code 2501)
      • Hardware as required to support SNA LU6.2 communications. Reference the appropriate NetWare for SAA Administration Guide for details.
      • Hardware as required to support Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Reference the appropriate NetWare TCP/IP Transport Supervisor's Guide and the IBM TCP/IP Version 2 for VM Licensed Program Specifications (GC31-6083) for details.
  • An IBM PS/55 (or equivalent) capable of running NetWare v3.11J from IBM or NetWare 3.12J/V from IBM with the following:
    • A minimum of 70MB hard disk
    • A minimum of 12MB RAM; 16MB is recommended
    • A 3.5-inch 1.44MB-capable diskette drive
    • A LAN adapter
    • One or more of the following connectivities:
      • An IBM PS/2 Micro Channel to Mainframe Connection. Reference Hardware Announcement 192-156, dated June 30, 1992, for description, supported models, and ordering information.
      • Hardware as required to support TCP/IP. Reference the appropriate NetWare TCP/IP Transport Supervisor's Guide and IBM TCP/IP Version 2 for VM Licensed Program Specifications (GC31-6083) for details.
      • Hardware as required to support SNA LU6.2 communications. This requires NetWare for SAA 1.3B from IBM (Japanese Version) and NetWare 3.12J/V from IBM. Reference the appropriate NetWare for SAA Administration Guide for details.
LANRES/VM Software Requirements
  • NetWare Server Programming Requirements
  • On the server, one of the following is required:
    • NetWare Version 3.11 from IBM
    • NetWare Version 3.12 from IBM
    • NetWare Version 4.01 from IBM
    • NetWare Version 4.02 from IBM
    • NetWare v3.11J from IBM
    • NetWare 3.12J/V from IBM
    • Novell** NetWare Version 3.11
    • Novell NetWare Version 3.12
    • Novell NetWare Version 4.01
    • Novell NetWare Version 4.02

      Note: NetWare v3.11J from IBM and NetWare 3.12J/V from IBM only run on the PS/55 platform.

      Note: You will also need any software required by NetWare.

  • Depending on what type of clients you have on your NetWare LAN, you may need this additional software:
    • To use Macintosh client support you need one of the following on the server:
      • When using NetWare Version 3.11:
        • NetWare for Macintosh Version 3.01, or later
        • NetWare for Macintosh from IBM Version 3.01, or later
      • When using NetWare Version 3.12:
        • NetWare for Macintosh Version 3.12, or later
        • NetWare for Macintosh from IBM Version 3.12, or later
      • When using NetWare Version 4.01 and 4.02:
        • NetWare for Macintosh Version 4.0, or later
        • NetWare for Macintosh from IBM Version 4.0, or later
      • When using NetWare v3.11J from IBM:
        • NetWare for Macintosh v3.011J from IBM
      • When using NetWare 3.12J/V from IBM:
        • NetWare for Macintosh 5-Users which is bundled to NetWare 3.12J/V from IBM
      Note: Product numbers vary based on the number of sessions. See your IBM representative for more information.

    • To use NetWare NFS client support you need one of the following on the server:
      • When using NetWare Version 3.11 or Version 3.12:
        • NetWare NFS Version 1.1, or later
        • NetWare NFS from IBM Version 1.1, or later
      • When using NetWare Version 4.01 or Version 4.02:
        • NetWare NFS Version 1.2b with patch NFS153.EXE, or later
        • NetWare NFS from IBM Version 1.2b with patch NFS153.EXE, or later
      • When using NetWare v3.11J from IBM:
        • NetWare NFS v1.2J from IBM
      • When using NetWare 3.12J/V from IBM:
        • NetWare NFS v1.2J from IBM (Version 1.2C)
        Note: Previous versions to Version 1.2C are not supported. These users should get update kit from IBM.
  • Additional Connectivity Requirements:
    • To use the NetWare for SAA channel driver connection between the host processor and the NetWare server, you need:
      • On the host, ACF/VTAM(R) Version 3.4.1 for VM/ESA (5684-095), or ACF/VTAM(R) Version 4.2.0 for VM/ESA (5654-010)
      • On the channel-attached NetWare server, you will need one of the following:
        • NetWare 3.12, NetWare 4.01, or NetWare 4.02 with NetWare for SAA Version 1.3B
        • NetWare 3.12J/V from IBM with NetWare for SAA 1.3B from IBM (Japanese Version)
        Notes:
        1. NetWare for SAA Version 1.3B must be at service level 1.3.59, or later.

        2. With NetWare for SAA Version 1.3B, the NetWare Communication Executive must be at service level 1.3.46, or later.

        3. NetWare 4.01 must have fix DSPAT.EXE.
    • To use SNA LU 6.2 communications between the VM host and the NetWare server, you need:
      • ACF/VTAM Version 3.4.1 for VM/ESA (5684-095) or ACF/VTAM Version 4.2.0 for VM/ESA (5654-010)
      • One of the following installed on the NetWare server:
        • NetWare for SAA from IBM Version 1.2
        • NetWare for SAA from IBM Version 1.3B
        • NetWare for SAA 1.3B from IBM (Japanese Version) -- this is required if you are using NetWare 3.12J/V from IBM
        • NetWare for SAA Version 1.2
        • NetWare for SAA Version 1.3B Product numbers vary based on the number of sessions. See your IBM representative or the appropriate NetWare for SAA Administration Guide for more information.
    • To use TCP/IP protocols between the VM host and the NetWare server, you will also need:
      • TCP/IP for VM (5735-FAL) Version 2 Release 2 or Release 3
      • IBM C/370(TM) Library (5688-188) Version 2
  • Additional Print Serving Requirements:
    • ASCII Exit: To use the ASCII ES/9370(TM) or ES/9000(TM) support, you need RSCS Version 3 Release 1 (5664-188), or later.
    • Line Exit: To use printers supported by the Print Services Facility(TM) (PSF(TM)), you need one of the following:
      • PSF/VM Version 1 Release 3 (5664-198), or later
      • PSF/VM Version 2 Release 1 (5684-141), or later
    • PCL** to AFP(TM) Exit: To use printers supported by the Print Services Facility (PSF), you need:
      • PSF/VM Version 2 Release 1 (5684-141) with Core Interchange Fonts feature
    • 5152 Model 2 Emulation Exit: To use this exit on PSF-supported printers, you need one of the following:
      • PSF/VM Version 1 Release 3 (5664-198) with APAR PN08678, or a later release
      • PSF/VM Version 2 Release 1 (5684-141) with APAR PN08098, or a later release
    • PostScript Exit: To use PostScript files, you need the IBM Publishing Systems PostScript Interpreter for Advanced Function Printing(TM) (5688-104) and one of the following:
      • PSF/VM Version 1 Release 3 (5664-198) or later
      • PSF/VM Version 2 Release 1 (5684-141) or later
      Note: LANRES/VM does not support importing Encapsulated PostScript files into other PostScript language files.
    • To send client data to the reader of a host virtual machine, you need one of the following:
      • RSCS Version 3.1 (5684-096), or later
Note: IBM Software License Monitor/MVS and VM Release 1.1 (5648-038) is no longer required. APAR PW00284 is required.

See Software Announcement 294-532 for more details.

LAN File Services/ESA Hardware Requirements

The following hardware is required:

  • An IBM System/370(TM) or System/390 processor or equivalent
  • To use the IBM 3172 Interconnect Controller Model 3 as a workstation platform:
    • IBM 3172 Interconnect Controller Model 3 with one of the following features:
      • Hardware Package1 -- Feature code 2710
        • See the IBM 3172-003 Interconnect Controller Model 003 Sales Manual for a description of this feature.
      • Hardware Package2 -- Feature code 2720
        • See the IBM 3172-003 Interconnect Controller Model 003 Sales Manual for a description of this feature.
    • For ESCON support order the IBM ESCON Adapter -- feature code 2800
    • For parallel channel order the Parallel Channel Adapter -- feature code 2501
    • 66 MHz Pentium Processor -- feature code 2850
    • For additional memory in 16 megabytes (MB) increments up to 64MB, order feature code 2810.

      Note: Additional memory (from 16MB to 64MB) provides more room for caching and thus better performance for clients. With more memory, more files and volumes may be supported and the 3172 can also more easily perform non-LFS/ESA functions.

    • A LAN adapter supported by OS/2
    • Please refer to the HONE Sales Manual for additional details on 3172 Model 3 requirements
  • For channel connectivity using a PS/2:
    • An IBM Personal System/2(R) (PS/2) Micro Channel to Mainframe Connection Card (MMC)
      • The MMC requires a PS/2 Model 70 or higher microchannel machine. Please refer to the Micro Channel to Mainframe Connection Hardware Announcement 192-156, dated June 6, 1992, for specific PS/2 models supported.
      • The MMC card will support the following models of the PS/55
        • 5580-Y0B/Y0C/YEC/Y1C
        • 5571-T0A/V1A/V1B/V1C
    • A minimum of 80MB of hard disk space
    • A minimum of 16MB of Random Access Memory (RAM)
    • A LAN adapter supported by OS/2
  • For OS/2 or DOS coax connected workstations to LAN File Services/ESA via the OS/2 LAN Server:
    • IBM 3174 Peer Communications RPQ 8Q0718 or the IBM 3174 Peer Communications Feature (8010 or 8060).
    • The following Japanese clients are supported by IBM 3174 Peer Communications:
      • OS/2 V J2.1, OS/2 V J2.0, OS/2 EE J1.3
  • A workstation capable of running either:
    • OS/2 LAN Server Version 4.0 -- Advanced
    • OS/2 LAN Server Version 4.0 -- Advanced at corrective service diskette level IP07040 or higher with LAN Server Ultimedia(R) 1.0
  • A Personal System/55 capable of running one of these versions of OS/2 LAN Server:
    • OS/2 LAN Server Version H4.0 -- Advanced
    • OS/2 LAN Server Version J4.0 -- Advanced
    • OS/2 LAN Server Version J4.0 -- Advanced at corrective service diskette level IPJ7045A or higher with LAN Server Ultimedia 1.0
    • OS/2 LAN Server Version T4.0 -- Advanced
  • A minimum of 80MB fixed disk
  • A minimum of 10MB of Random Access Memory (RAM), 16MB is recommended
  • A LAN adapter supported by OS/2
LAN File Services/ESA Software Requirements:
  • Prerequisites:
    • IBM C/370 Library Version 2 (5688-188)
    Note: IBM Software License Monitor/MVS and VM Release 1.1 (5648-038) is no longer required. APAR PW00283 and APAR PW00260 are required.

  • Optional corequisites:
    • If file level backup of LAN File Services/ESA data is required, use ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager (5684-020)
    • RACF Version 1.9.2 (5740-XXH) or later, or an equivalent external security manager, if using NFS File Server support.
    • IBM TCP/IP Version 2 for VM (5735-FAL) if Network File System (NFS) support is required.
    • IBM ACF/VTAM Version 3 (5684-095) Release 4.1 for VM/ESA or ACF/VTAM Version 4.2.0 for VM/ESA (5654-010) if SNA connectivity is required.
    • BookManager(R) READ/VM Release 2 (5684-062) if using optional softcopy publications.
  • Connectivity products required on the OS/2 LAN Server:
    • When using the IBM PS/2 Micro Channel to Mainframe Connection card OS/2 Common Link Access to Workstation (CLAW) device driver shipped with LAN File Services/ESA.
      • In environments where the LAN File Services/ESA host server virtual machine runs second-level, CLAW connectivity can only be used if VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.0 or later is installed.
      • CLAW connectivity for LAN File Services/ESA does not require a RIO370 area, if running in an ESA mode virtual machine on VM/ESA.
    • When using the 3172 Interconnect Controller Model 003 and ESCON OS/2 Common Link Access to Workstation (CLAW) device driver shipped with LAN File Services/ESA.
      • In environments where the LAN File Services/ESA host server virtual machine runs second-level, CLAW connectivity can only be used if VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.0 or later is installed.
      • CLAW connectivity no longer requires a RIO370 area, if running in an ESA mode virtual machine on VM/ESA.
    • When using an SNA network:
      • Communications Manager/2 Version 1.1 or later
  • OS/2 LAN Server Software Requirements:
    • The OS/2 LAN Server support requires one of the following OS/2 LAN Servers:
      • OS/2 LAN Server Version 4.0 -- Advanced
      • OS/2 LAN Server Version 4.0 -- Advanced at corrective service diskette level IP07040 or higher with LAN Server Ultimedia 1.0
      • OS/2 LAN Server Version H4.0 -- Advanced
      • OS/2 LAN Server Version J4.0 -- Advanced
      • OS/2 LAN Server Version J4.0 -- Advanced at corrective service diskette level IPJ7045A or higher with LAN Server Ultimedia J1.0
      • OS/2 LAN Server Version T4.0 -- Advanced
See Software Announcement 294-534 for more details.
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