Revised program name: IBM Wazi Virtual Test Platform is renamed to IBM Z Virtual Test Platform

IBM United States Software Announcement 221-123
March 16, 2021

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OverviewOverviewOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices
Technical informationTechnical informationOrder nowOrder now


Overview

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Effective immediately, IBM® Wazi Virtual Test Platform is renamed to IBM Z® Virtual Test Platform. The new name clarifies the distinction between separate offerings within the IBM Z DevOps offering portfolio, and further emphasizes the continuing support and compatibility with other IBM Z DevOps Testing offerings.

Due to the update cycles, for a brief time you may continue to see the previous name in various systems.



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Planned availability date

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March 19, 2021



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Reference information

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For more information about IBM Z Virtual Test Platform (formerly named IBM Wazi Virtual Test Platform), see Software Announcement

220-434, dated October 27, 2020.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5697-VTP 1.2.0 IBM Z Virtual Test Platform
5698-VTP 1.1.0 IBM Z Virtual Test Platform Subscription & Support
Program number Subscription and Support Program number
5697-VTP 5698-VTP


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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of the lab-based software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends the reach of IBM Software Services through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. IBM provides the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

IBM Z Virtual Test Platform requires one of the following z/OS® releases:

  • z/OS V2.3
  • z/OS V2.4
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Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. IBM recommends internet delivery. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD.



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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative.


Value Unit exhibit VUE007

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

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected IBM Z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Tier MSUs Multiplied by Value Units per MSU Equal Value Units
Base 3 1.00 3.00
Tier A 42 .45 18.90
Tier B 130 .36 46.80
Tier C 140 .27 37.80
Tier D 1,185 .20 237.00
Total 1,500   343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Charge metric

The charge metrics for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5697-VTP IBM Z Virtual Test Platform L-MSAR-BXQLJF

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Basic license

To calculate the translation from MSUs to Value Units, use the following table:

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

To order, specify the program ID number and the appropriate license or charge option. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: Z Virtual Test Platform

Program ID: 5697-VTP

Entitlement Identifier Description DAT License Option/Pricing Metric
S018HVJ ZVTP IPLA149V6 MultiVersion Measurement No Charge Value Units
ZVTP IPLA149V6 On Off Capacity on demand Temporary Use Charge MSU-DAY(s)
ZVTP IPLA149V6 Use-Based License One-Time Charge Value Units
Orderable Supply ID Description Language
S018HVK ZVTP English US

IBM recommends internet delivery. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD.

Program name: Z Virtual Test Platform Subscription & Support

Program ID: 5698-VTP

Entitlement Identifier Description DAT License Option/Pricing Metric
S018HVS ZVTP S&S IASP093V11 Decline Subscription and Support No Charge Value Units
ZVTP S&S IASP093V11 MultiVersion Measurement S&S No Charge Value Units
ZVTP S&S IASP093V11 SW Subscription and Support Annual Support Charge Value Units
ZVTP S&S IASP093V11 SW Subscription and Support Registration(minus Supply right) No Charge Per MSU
Orderable Supply ID Description Language
S018HVT ZVTP S&S English US


Subscription and Support

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

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program ID referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

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

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

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

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



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Terms and conditions

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The terms and conditions for Z Virtual Test Platform, as previously announced, are unchanged.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

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



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Prices

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.



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Order now

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

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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