IBM Z Service Management Suite 2.1.1 and IBM Z Monitoring Suite 1.2.1 gain AI power boost from new IBM Z OMEGAMON Data Provider in IBM Z OMEGAMON Integration Monitor 5.6

IBM United States Software Announcement 221-357
November 9, 2021

Table of contents
OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublicationsRegional availabilityRegional availability


Overview

Top rule

In today’s hybrid cloud environment, a robust artificial intelligence operations (AIOps) management program has become a must, including coverage of the critical subsystems that run on the IBM Z® platform. Real-time resource monitoring is the foundation of any AIOps solution, and now IBM Z OMEGAMON® Data Provider, a new component of IBM Z OMEGAMON Integration Monitor 5.6, makes the rich metrics captured by OMEGAMON monitoring available to state-of-the-art AI and machine learning solutions to help detect problems faster, determine appropriate responses more quickly, and automate the actions needed to remediate and prevent future occurrences. IBM Z OMEGAMON Integration Monitor is an element of two different suites, IBM Z Service Management Suite 2.1.1, and IBM Z Monitoring Suite 1.2.1, adding value to the solutions they already provide.

IBM Z Service Management Suite 2.1.1

IBM Z Service Management Suite 2.1.1 delivers robust monitoring, observability, and automation management, including asset discovery, with an embedded ChatOps engagement model, forming the foundation of the journey to AIOps for IBM Z, to support the dynamic growth of transaction workload and data sharing for the modern hybrid cloud.

IBM Z Monitoring Suite 1.2.1

IBM Z Monitoring Suite 1.2.1 delivers robust monitoring and observability, including IBM® Resource Measurement Facility, and an embedded ChatOps engagement model, forming the foundation of the journey to AIOps for IBM Z. These enhancements support the dynamic growth of transaction workload and data sharing for the modern hybrid cloud.

IBM Z OMEGAMON Integration Monitor 5.6, an element of the two suites described previously, now includes IBM Z OMEGAMON Data Provider. This new component provides a full set of z/OS® metrics curated by OMEGAMON to a variety of popular visualization and analytics platforms, such as Prometheus (for use with Grafana), Apache Kafka, Elastic, and Splunk. Sample dashboards for Elastic are provided to help clients get started quickly. Each of these analytics solutions offer great flexibility in customization and the capability to combine data from multiple sources into single dashboards for 360-degree views of systems infrastructure and applications.

For clients who have not yet deployed the suites, or who need to upgrade to the current release levels, the recently introduced IBM Z Monitoring Configuration Manager can greatly simplify the upgrade process.

See Software Announcement 221-090, dated April 6, 2021, for a complete list of suite components.



Back to topBack to top

Key requirements

Top rule

For IBM Z Service Management Suite 2.1.1 and IBM Z Monitoring Suite 1.2.1, see the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.



Back to topBack to top

Planned availability date

Top rule

November 12, 2021

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.

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



Back to topBack to top

Value Unit-based pricing

Top rule

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

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

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each IBM Z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for an IBM Z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each IBM Z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs.
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise.
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit.
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost.

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

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

To determine the required license capacity for the IBM Z IPLA program you selected, see the Terms and conditions section.



Back to topBack to top

Statement of general direction

Top rule

IBM is announcing its intention for the IBM Z Service Management Suite and IBM Z Monitoring Suite to stream additional metrics content sourced from OMEGAMON monitors for CICS®, Db2®, MQ, JVM, IMS, Network, and Java™, and to support (for selected metrics) additional target platforms such as IBM Instana® for z/OS, IBM Z Anomaly Analytics with Watson, and IBM Watson® AIOps in the future. Sample dashboards for Elastic are planned to be provided as the subsystem metrics become available, including the capability for clients to customize them and to incorporate additional content from other sources, including such sources as IBM Z CICS Performance Analyzer, IBM Transaction Analysis Workbench, or IBM IMS Connect Extensions.

Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.



Back to topBack to top

Availability of national languages

Top rule

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



Back to topBack to top

Program number

Top rule

Program number VRM Program name
5698-014 2.1.1 IBM Z Service Management Suite
5698-B66 1.2.1 IBM Z Monitoring Suite
Program PID number Subscription and Support PID number
5698-014 5698-015
5698-B66 5698-B67


Back to topBack to top

Offering Information

Top rule

Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



Back to topBack to top

Business Partner information

Top rule

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring IBM products or services directly from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement.

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 221-357


Back to topBack to top

Publications

Top rule

The following publications/media will be available for ordering on the general availability date. To order, find products in IBM Documentation or contact your IBM representative.

Publication delivery type legend:

  • "E" - Electronic only
  • "B" - Electronic, and Physical

IBM Z Service Management Suite for z/OS 2.1

Title Order number Delivery type
IBM Z Service Management Suite V2 Program Directory GI13-5238 E
IBM Z Service Management Suite V2 License Information CD LC27-9721 B
IBM RMF Operational Analytics LCD7-7561 B
IBM Z OMEGAMON Data Provider V1.1.0 Installation and User Guide GC27-9724 B
IBM Z OMEGAMON Data Provider - Sample Dashboards LCD7-7565 B

IBM Z Monitoring Suite 1.2

Title Order number Delivery type
IBM Z Monitoring Suite Program Directory GI13-5209 E
IBM Z Monitoring Suite License Information CD LCD7-9705 B
IBM RMF Operational Analytics LCD7-7561 B
IBM Z OMEGAMON Data Provider V1.1.0 Installation and User Guide GC27-9724 B
IBM Z OMEGAMON Data Provider - Sample Dashboards LCD7-7565 B


Back to topBack to top

Services

Top rule

IBM Systems Lab Services

Systems Lab Services offers infrastructure services to help build hybrid cloud and enterprise IT solutions. From servers to storage systems and software, Lab Services can help deploy the building blocks of a next-generation IT infrastructure to empower a client's business. Lab Services consultants can perform infrastructure services for clients online or onsite, offering deep technical expertise, valuable tools, and successful methodologies. Lab Services are designed to help clients solve business challenges, gain new skills, and apply best practices.

Lab Services offers a wide range of infrastructure services for IBM Power® servers, IBM Storage systems, IBM Z, and IBM LinuxONE. Lab Services has a global presence and can deploy experienced consultants online or onsite around the world.

For assistance, contact Systems Lab Services at ibmsls@us.ibm.com.

To learn more, see the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

IBM Consulting

As transformation continues across every industry, businesses need a single partner to map their enterprise-wide business strategy and technology infrastructure. IBM Consulting is the business acceleration partner to help cocreate change across an organization. IBM specialists can help businesses succeed through finding collaborative ways of working that forge connections across people, technologies, and partner ecosystems. IBM Consulting brings together the business expertise and an ecosystem of technologies that help solve some of the biggest problems faced by organizations. With methods that get results faster, an integrated approach, that is grounded in an open and flexible hybrid cloud architecture, and incorporating technology from IBM Research® and IBM Watson AI, IBM Consulting enables businesses to lead change with confidence and deliver continuous improvement across a business and its bottom line.

For additional information, see the IBM Consulting website.

IBM Technology Support Services (TSS)

Get preventive maintenance, onsite and remote support and gain actionable insights into critical business applications and IT systems. Speed developer innovation with end-to-end support for over 240 open-source packages. Leverage powerful IBM analytics and AI-enabled tools to enable client teams to manage IT problems before they become emergencies.

The TSS offers extensive IT maintenance and support services that cover more than one niche of a client’s environment. TSS covers products from IBM and other OEMs, including servers, storage, network, appliances, and software to help clients ensure high availability across their data center and hybrid cloud environment.

For details on available services, see the Technology support for hybrid cloud environments website.

IBM TechU

Improve your knowledge in hybrid cloud and AI solutions. IBM TechU provides the most recent content so that you can learn, engage, and increase your skills with IBM Technology specialists.

A one-year, renewable membership TechU digital membership provides access to IBM Systems online education to help address your technical enablement needs for existing and new projects.

Submit questions or comments to techuid@us.ibm.com.

For additional details, see the IBM TechU website.

IBM Expert Labs

IBM Expert Labs can help clients accelerate their projects and optimize value by leveraging their deep technical skills and knowledge. With more than 20 years of industry experience, these specialists know how to overcome the biggest challenges to deliver business results that can have an immediate impact.

Expert Labs deep alignment with IBM product development allows for a strategic advantage as they are often the first in line to get access to new products, features, and early visibility into roadmaps. This connection with the development enables them to deliver First of a Kind (FOAK) implementations to address unique needs or expand a client's business with a flexible approach that works best for their organization.

For additional information, see the IBM Expert Labs website.

IBM Security™ Expert Labs

With extensive consultative expertise on IBM Security software solutions, IBM Security Expert Labs helps clients and partners modernize the security of their applications, data, and workforce. With an extensive portfolio of consulting and learning services, Expert Labs provides project-based and premier support service subscriptions.

These services can help clients deploy and integrate IBM Security software, extend their team resources, and help guide and accelerate successful hybrid cloud solutions including critical strategies such as zero trust. Remote and on-premises software deployment assistance is available for IBM Cloud Pak® for Security, IBM Security QRadar®/QRoC, IBM Security SOAR/Resilient®, IBM i2®, IBM Security Verify, IBM Security Guardium®, and IBM Security MaaS360®.

For more information, contact Security Expert Labs at sel@us.ibm.com.

For additional information, see the IBM Security Expert Labs website.



Back to topBack to top

Technical information

Top rule

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Available at general availability, current hardware requirements and details of new capabilities are provided in the IBM Z Service Management Suite and IBM Z Monitoring Suite websites.

IBM Z Service Management Suite offering requirements

IBM Z OMEGAMON Data Provider

Data Connect server component requires:

Any IBM Z processor capable of running z/OS 2.3, or later (5650-ZOS).

Any hardware that supports one of the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Server release 7.9 (Maipo) and higher versions
  • Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) and higher versions

IBM Z System Automation 4.2

IBM Z System Automation 4.2 runs in a virtual storage environment on any IBM or non-IBM system configuration with enough storage to support the z/OS operating system. The Processor Operations component supports IBM Z hardware from IBM z10, or later.

IBM Z NetView 6.3

IBM Z NetView 6.3 runs in a virtual storage environment on any IBM system configuration with sufficient storage that supports IBM z/OS 2.2, or later.

IBM Z NetView Enterprise Management Agent

IBM Z NetView Enterprise Management Agent runs on any hardware that supports z/OS 2.2, or later.

NetView Management Console

Topology server

Any hardware that supports one of the following operating systems:

  • IBM AIX® 7.1 (IBM Power Systems), or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (IBM Z)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (IBM Z)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 (IBM Z)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (IBM Z)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (IBM Z)
  • Microsoft™ Windows™ Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Foundation
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Essentials

Installation footprint: 100 MB of additional fixed disk space.

Topology console

Any hardware that supports one of the following operating systems with TCP/IP installed:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.0 (x86-32, x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6.0 (x86-32, x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 7.0 (x86-32, x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.0 (x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.0 (x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.0 (x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86-32, x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (x86-64)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Foundations
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Essentials
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise

Installation footprint: 300 MB of additional fixed disk space.

IBM Z Software Asset Management 8.2

The basic hardware requirements to install are a z/Architecture® machine capable of running IBM z/OS 2.3, or later.

IBM Z ChatOps 1.2

  • Number of processors: 2
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Disk space:
    • Alternative A: Docker image-based installation with 1.7 GB
      • 0.6 GB for Z ChatOps container
      • 1.1 GB for MongoDB container
      • 1.9 GB for Mattermost container (optional)
    • Alternative B: Native installation with a total of 90 MB
      • 50 MB for chatbot component
      • 40 MB for Microservice component
    • Port number: 2
      • 4001 for microservice component
      • 5001 for web hook of chatbot component

Note: Users can configure the port number as needed.

IBM Service Management Unite 1.1.8

Service Management Unite can run in a native z/OS or distributed environment. For a distributed environment, the requirements are the following:

  • A physical or virtual system running Linux x86-64 or Linux on IBM Z or LinuxONE.
  • Two processors assigned to the system.
  • Minimum required memory (RAM): 4 GB, or more. For large environments, a system with a minimum of 8 GB RAM is required.
  • Disk space:
    • A minimum of 10 GB of free disk space for a classic installation
    • A minimum of 20 GB of free disk space for each Docker-based installation

For native z/OS environments, the requirements for running SMU Docker images are the following:

  • z/OS 2.4, or later, on IBM z14® system hardware
  • Configured IBM z/OS Container Extension (IBM zCX) address space

OMEGAMON product agents

The minimum required hardware and prerequisites for OMEGAMON agents are the following:

  • IBM Z OMEGAMON Monitor for z/OS 5.6
  • IBM Z OMEGAMON Network Monitor 5.6
  • IBM Z OMEGAMON Integration Monitor 5.6
  • IBM OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS 5.5
  • IBM OMEGAMON for IMS on z/OS 5.5
  • IBM OMEGAMON for Messaging on z/OS 7.5
  • IBM Z OMEGAMON for JVM, 5.5
  • IBM OMEGAMON for Storage on z/OS 5.5
  • IBM Tivoli® OMEGAMON XE for Db2 Performance Expert on z/OS 5.4
  • IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics on z/OS 7.1
  • Any IBM Z processor that is capable of running z/OS 2.3, or later (5650-ZOS)

IBM Tivoli Management Services for z/OS 6.3.1 runs on any hardware that is capable of running IBM z/OS V2.3, or later.

Software requirements

Available at general availability, current software requirements and details of new capabilities are provided in the IBM Z Service Management Suite and IBM Z Monitoring Suite websites.

IBM Z Service Management Suite offering requirements

IBM Z OMEGAMON Data Provider

Data Connect server can run on z/OS or off z/OS as shown below:

  • z/OS 2.3, or later (5650-ZOS)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.9 (Maipo), or later
  • Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa), or later

IBM Z System Automation 4.2

IBM Z System Automation 4.2 runs as an application on the z/OS operating system. Programming requirements for all functions include the following:

  • z/OS 2.3, or later
  • Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.2.1, or later
  • Other optional functional programming requirements

For additional information, see the IBM Z System Automation 4.2 Planning and Installation manual.

IBM Z NetView 6.3

The following defines the minimum programming requirements for IBM Z NetView 6.3 and its operating environments. Specific functions of IBM Z NetView might require products, higher levels, or later versions of the following products.

IBM Z NetView runs as an application on the z/OS operating system. IBM Z NetView support is provided at the listed levels or subsequent levels that are compatible with later versions, unless otherwise stated. Compatibility with later versions means that functions that are provided by the earlier releases are still supported.

Programming requirements for all functions include the following:

  • z/OS 2.2, or later.
  • All functions using TCP/IP communications from z/OS require z/OS 1.12, or later.
  • NetView-to-NetView communication. In a multiple-domain network or across multiple SNA networks, the IBM Z NetView program can communicate with another Tivoli NetView program, regardless of the operating system.

IBM Z NetView 6.3.0 can communicate with the following at the listed system's level of capabilities:

  • Tivoli NetView for OS/390® 1.4
  • Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.2
  • Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.2.1

Function compatibility

Except for previously withdrawn functions, the functions of the following versions and releases are compatible with NetView 6.3:

  • Tivoli NetView for OS/390 1.4
  • Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.2
  • Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.2.1

System definition compatibility

To facilitate migration from a previous release, IBM Z NetView host code runs with the NetView Management Console (NMC) Topology Server and Console from the following earlier releases:

  • Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.2
  • Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.2.1

Note: See the IBM Z NetView 6.3 Installation: Migration Guide for details.

For equivalent non-system-dependent functions, IBM Z NetView operates with the REXX procedures of Tivoli NetView for OS/390 1.4.

User applications, written for these NetView releases in accordance with NetView customization publications and using NetView customization services, are source compatible. A reassembly or recompile by using IBM Z NetView macro libraries is required.

If a user customization code is being migrated from one operating system release to another, a user code that contains system-dependent functions might not run and might require conversion.

Enhanced function support

The following IBM Z NetView functions and features require the specified program levels or subsequent upward-compatible levels unless stated otherwise:

  • TCP/IP connection management: z/OS 1.12, or later.
  • IP packet trace formatting: z/OS 1.12, or later.
  • Multiple concurrent packet traces: z/OS 2.1, or later.
  • IBM z/OS Encryption Readiness Technology (zERT): z/OS 2.3, or later.
  • IBM Z NetView Enterprise Management Agent:
    • IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.3.0 Fix Pack 7, or later. For information about software requirements for IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.3, see the IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.3 Installation and Setup Guide.
    • Optional: IBM Z OMEGAMON Network Monitor 5.6, IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks 5.3, or later, IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS 5.3, or later, IBM Z OMEGAMON Monitor for z/OS 5.6, IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for z/OS 5.3, or later, and IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Db2 Performance Expert on z/OS 5.4.
  • Application Transparent Transport Layer Security (AT-TLS): z/OS 1.12 (Communications Server), or later.
  • Mixed-case passwords: z/OS 1.12 Security Server (RACF®), or later.
  • IBM Z NetView REST Server component: z/OS 2.2, or later, with JAVA 8, or later.

NetView Management Console

Topology server

One of the following:

  • AIX 7.1 (IBM Power), or later, with one of the following:
    • XL C/C++ Runtime for AIX applications: xlC.rte 8.0.0.0, or later
    • XL C/C++ Runtime for AIX 7.1 applications: xlC.aix50.rte 8.0.0.0, or later

    Note: xlC.rte and xlC.aix50.rte are included on the Z NetView 6.3 product DVD.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (IBM Z)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (IBM Z)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 (IBM Z)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (IBM Z)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (IBM Z)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Foundation
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Essentials

Topology console

One of the following:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.0 (x86-32, x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6.0 (x86-32, x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 7.0 (x86-32, x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.0 (x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.0 (x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.0 (x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86-32, x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (x86-64)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Foundations
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Essentials
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise

Server communications with IBM Z NetView using LU 6.2

For LU 6.2 connections, one of the following:

  • IBM Communications Server for AIX, 6.4 (5765-E51)
  • IBM Communications Server for Windows, 6.4 (5639-F25), or later

NMC Server Audit Log. To use a web browser to view the audit log requires a browser that supports eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL). Common browsers that support XSL include:

  • Mozilla Firefox 60 (ESR), or later
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, or later

Event/Automation Service to Tivoli Netcool®/OMNIbus

  • EIF Probe with Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 8.1 (5724-S44)

IBM System Authorization Facility (SAF) security checking

  • IBM z/OS Security Server (5694-A01) or an equivalent SAF product is required for SAF security checking of each of the following functions:
    • Resource Object Data Manager connections
    • NetView operator passwords
    • RMTCMD through the RMTOPS Class
    • NetView command authorization
    • NetView span of control access
    • NetView operator logon information
    • Graphical view security
    • List RACF profile for NetView operators

Web Services Gateway

  • XML Toolkit for z/OS, 1.10, or later
  • z/OS 1.12 Cryptographic Services System SSL, or later

IBM Z Software Asset Management 8.2

  • z/OS 2.3, or later:
    • Db2 11.1 or Db2 12.1 (only if you choose to use IBM Db2 as the IBM Z Software Asset Management database)
    • SQLite version 3.27.2 (embedded within IBM Z Software Asset Management)
  • Language Environment® for z/OS:
    • Mozilla Firefox with JavaScript and cookies enabled
    • Google Chrome with JavaScript and cookies enabled
    • Microsoft Edge with JavaScript and cookies enabled
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 with JavaScript and cookies enabled (not recommended because support has ended)
  • Optional:
    • IBM Tivoli Common Reporting 2.1. For details, see the IBM Tivoli Common Reporting User Guide, SC14-7613, for a complete list of software requirements.
    • IBM Db2 Connect Personal Edition 9

IBM Z ChatOps 1.1 2

  • Chat platform:
    • Slack
    • Mattermost 5.5.2, or later
    • Microsoft Teams
  • For analyzing and operating IBM Z through IBM Z ChatOps, Service Management Unite 1.1.8, or later
  • Software prerequisites for IBM Z ChatOps chatbot and microservice components:
    • Operating system:
      • Linux on System x
      • Linux on System z®
      • z/OS Container Extensions (if Docker image is used)
    • Alternative A. Docker image-based installation: Docker CE 19.0.5, or later
    • Alternative B. Native installation:
      • Node.js 12.16.2, or later
      • Hubot 3.3.2, or later
      • generator-hubot 0.4.0
      • hubot-slack 4.8.0, or later
      • hubot-matteruser 5.3.1, or later
      • MongoDB 4.2.0, or later

IBM Service Management Unite 1.1.8

Supported operating systems:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8

Prerequisite runtime software for a classic Service Management Unite installation:

  • IBM Jazz® for Service Management (JazzSM) 1.1.3.8, or later (included on download page)
  • IBM Dashboard Application Server Hub (DASH) 3.1.3.8, or later (installed by JazzSM package)
  • IBM WebSphere® Application Server 8.5.5.16, or later, including WebSphere Application Server Java SDK 1.8
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1.1 FP4, or later (included in JazzSM package), only for OMEGAMON dashboards

Prerequisite runtime software for a Docker-based Service Management Unite installation:

  • Docker CE 18.x, or later (or comparable Docker EE version), or the following:
    • z/OS Container Extension environment on z/OS 2.4, or later, to run on z/OS

Software needed to access product data:

  • System Automation dashboards:
    • System Automation for z/OS 4.1 with APAR OA54684 installed, or IBM Z System Automation 4.2
    • System Automation for z/OS end-to-end adapter

IBM Z Workload Scheduler dashboards:

  • IBM Z Workload Scheduler 9.5
  • Dynamic Workload Console 9.5

IBM Z NetView dashboards:

  • IBM Z NetView 6.3 and APAR OA59600

OMEGAMON product dashboards:

  • IBM Z OMEGAMON Monitor for z/OS 5.6
  • IBM OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS 5.5
  • IBM OMEGAMON for IMS on z/OS 5.5
  • IBM OMEGAMON for Messaging on z/OS 7.5
  • IBM Z OMEGAMON Network Monitor 5.6
  • IBM Z OMEGAMON for JVM, 5.5
  • IBM OMEGAMON for Storage on z/OS 5.5
  • IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics on z/OS 7.1

OMEGAMON product agents

The minimum software prerequisites for OMEGAMON agents are the following:

  • z/OS V2.3 (5650-ZOS), or later
  • Tivoli Monitoring for z/OS 6.3.1, or later

To review the product hardware and software prerequisites for the latest minimum requirements, see the following product documentation:

IBM Tivoli Management Services for z/OS 6.3.1

For IBM Z Service Management Explorer functionality, IBM Z Distribution for Zowe™ 1.0 (5698-ZWE) with PTFs UO01939 and UO01940.

IBM Z Service Management Explorer requires that the associated TEPS servers use the IBM Db2 standalone version (the embedded version is not supported).

IBM Z Service Management Explorer requires users to have one of the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome 79, or later
  • Mozilla Firefox 68, or later
  • Microsoft Edge 88, or later (Microsoft Windows 10)

IBM Z Distribution for Zowe 1.0 with the needed PTF level installed.

IBM Support

IBM Support is your gateway to technical support tools and resources that are designed to help you save time and simplify support. IBM Support can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, submit and track problem cases, and build skills. Learn and stay informed about the transformation of IBM Support, including new tools, new processes, and new capabilities, by going to the IBM Support Insider.

Additional IBM support

IBM Garage™

IBM Garage is a framework for accelerating digital transformation. It helps you generate innovative ideas and equips you with the practices, technologies, and expertise to turn those ideas into business value in weeks. When you work with IBM Garage you bring pain points into focus. You empower your team to take manageable risks, adopt leading technologies, speed up solution development, and measure the value of everything you do. IBM Garage has experts and services to address a broad array of use cases, including capabilities for business transformation, hybrid cloud, analytics and AI, infrastructure systems, security, and more. For more information, see the IBM Garage website.

IBM Z Washington System Center (WSC)

IBM Z Washington Systems Center (WSC): WSC, a team with deep technical expertise, provides technical assistance. WSC teams can help position, design, and implement solutions, and support critical situations that contribute to IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE, and Linux on IBM Z software, hardware, and services. For installation and technical support, provided by local Technical Specialists, contact the WSC at ilin@us. ibm.com®.

For additional information, see the Washington System Center - IBM Z website.

Planning information

Packaging

These offerings are delivered in electronic or physical formats.

Direct client support

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Support website.

Security, auditability, and control

The programs in this announcement use the security and auditability features of the operating system software.

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



Back to topBack to top

Ordering information

Top rule

Consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

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

Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit
5698-014 IBM Z Service Management Suite VUE007
5698-B66 IBM Z Monitoring Suite VUE007

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

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


Value Unit exhibit VUE007

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

Ordering example

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

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected 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.


Ordering z/OS through the internet

Shopz provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). For more details and availability, go to the Shopz website.

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
5698-014 IBM Z Service Management Suite L-LARL-C6VRZ2
5698-B66 IBM Z Monitoring Suite L-LARL-C6VS4C

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


On/Off CoD

The products in this announcement are eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD) with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

  MSUs Value Units/MSU
Base 1-3 1
Tier A 4-45 0.15
Tier B 46-175 0.08
Tier C 176-315 0.04
Tier D 316 or greater 0.03

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: IBM Z Service Management Suite, 2.1

Program PID:5698-014

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018KK9 IBM Z Mgmt Suite Basic OTC, per Value Unit
  MultiVersion Measurement No Charge
  Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
Orderable Supply ID Long Name Language
S018KKB IBM Z-Mgmt Ste System Auto. English US
S018KKC IBM Z-Mgmt Ste System Auto. Japanese
S018KKD IBM Z-Mgmt Ste OMEG Net Mon English US
S018KKF IBM Z-Mgmt Ste OMEG Storage English US
S018KKG IBM Z-Mgmt Ste OMEG Int Mon English US
S018KKH IBM Z-Mgmt Ste NetView English US
S018KKJ IBM Z-Mgmt Ste NetView Japanese
S018KKK IBM Z-Mgmt Ste IZSAM English US
S018KKL IBM Z-Mgmt Ste ITCAM for AD English US
S018KKM IBM Z-Mgmt Ste OMEG for IMS English US
S018KKN IBM Z-Mgmt Ste OMEG Message English US
S018KKP IBM Z-Mgmt Ste OMEG Db2 PE English US
S018KKR IBM Z-Mgmt Ste OMEG for JVM English US
S018KKS IBM Z-Mgmt Suite English US
S018KKT IBM Z-Mgmt Suite Japanese
S018KKW IBM Z-Mgmt Ste OMEG for CICS English US
S018KKX IBM Z-Mgmt Ste OMEG Mon z/OS English US

As a convenience, the following information lists previously announced ordering information.

Program name: IBM Z Monitoring Suite, 1.2

Program ID: 5698-B66

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018G86 IBM Z Monitoring Suite V1 MultiVersion Measurement No Charge Value Units
    On Off Capacity on demand Temporary Use Charge MSU-DAY(s)
    Use-Based License One-Time Charge Value Units
Orderable Supply ID Description Language
S018G87 IBM Z Monitoring Suite Multilingual
S018G88 IBM Z Mon Ste OMEGAMON z/OS Multilingual
S018G89 IBM Z Mon Ste OMEG Net Mon Multilingual
S018G8B IBM Z Mon Ste OMEG Integrat Multilingual
S018G8C IBM Z Mon Ste OMEG Storage Multilingual
S018G8D IBM Z Mon Ste OMEG JVM Mon Multilingual
S018G8F IBM Z Mon Ste OMEG Message Multilingual
S018G8G IBM Z Mon Ste OMEG for IMS Multilingual
S018G8H IBM Z Mon Ste OMEG for CICS Multilingual
S018G8J IBM Z Mon Ste OMEG DB2 PE Multilingual
S018G8K IBM Z Mon Ste ITCAM for AD Multilingual

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

Subscription and Support Program PID: 5698-015

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018KL0 IBM Z Mgmt Ste S&S Basic ASC, per Value Unit
    SW S&S No charge, decline
    SW S&S Per MSU SW S&S registration
    MultiVersion Measurement S&S No Charge
Orderable supply ID Description Language
S018KL1 IBM Z Mgmt Ste S&S English US
S018KL2 IBM Z Mgmt Ste S&S Japanese

Subscription and Support Program ID: 5698-B67

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018G8M IBM Z Monitoring Suite S&S Multi-Version Measurement S&S NC
Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
    No charge, decline SW S&S
    Per MSU SW S&S registration
Orderable supply ID Description Language
S018G8N IBM Z Monitoring Suite S&S Multilingual


Subscription and Support

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

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program 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 technical support by telephone.
  • 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.

Customized Offerings

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

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

Many products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered through CBPDO and ServerPac on the planned availability date. Many products will also be orderable in a ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.

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

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

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



Back to topBack to top

Terms and conditions

Top rule

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

Licensing

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

Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require client signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

These programs are licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

IBM Z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information number

The following License Information document applies to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5698-014 IBM Z Service Management Suite L-LARL-C6VRZ2
5698-B66 IBM Z Monitoring Suite L-LARL-C6VS4C

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

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Support Guide.

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

Program technical support

Enhanced support

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

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policies, see the Standard and enhanced IBM software support lifecycle policies website.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

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

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

Additional details regarding Technical Assistance, which includes IBM contact information, are provided in the IBM Support Guide.

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for:

  • The design and development of applications.
  • Your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment.
  • Failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

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

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, go to the Supported product list website.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

Variable charges apply

Yes

Educational allowance available

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

Multi-Version Measurement

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

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

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

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

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

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

Program number Program name Terms
5698-014 IBM Z Service Management Suite z/OS-based
5698-B66 IBM Z Monitoring Suite z/OS-based
Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based, z/OS based, full machine based: The required capacity of an IBM Z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the IBM Z IPLA program executes.

IBM full-capacity ratings that can be found on the Mainframe Exhibits section of the IBM Z (z Systems® Software Contracts) website.

Reference based: The required license capacity of a IBM Z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based: The required capacity of an IBM Z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the IBM Z IPLA program executes.

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

Reference based: The required license capacity of an IBM Z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full machine based: The required license capacity of an IBM Z IPLA program with full machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the IBM Z IPLA program executes.

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

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, IBM Z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the IBM Z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each IBM Z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When an IBM Z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the IBM Z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  • Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex.

Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select IBM Z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be IBM Z (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390 operating system must be migrated to the z/OS operating systems.
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued.
  • All instances of the z/OS operating systems must be running in z/Architecture (64-bit) mode.

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

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

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for z Systems Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for EWLC, TWLC, zELC, and z/OS.e License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for Amendment for IBM Z (z Systems Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing) (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous IBM Z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of an eligible operating system and machine, for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64 bit) mode on an IBM Z, or equivalent, server.

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

On/Off CoD

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



Back to topBack to top

Statement of good security practices

Top rule

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.



Back to topBack to top

Prices

Top rule

For current prices, contact your IBM Representative.

Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.



Back to topBack to top

Order now

Top rule

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

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

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

For IBM representative: askibm@ca.ibm.com

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



IBM Digital Sales Offices
1177 S Belt Line Rd
Coppell, TX 75019-4642, US

The IBM Digital Sales Center, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.



Back to topBack to top

Regional availability

Top rule

American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, and US Virgin Islands

Trademarks

IBM Garage and IBM Security are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM Z, OMEGAMON, IBM, z/OS, Power, ibm.com, IBM Research, IBM Watson, IBM Cloud Pak, QRadar, Resilient, i2, Guardium, MaaS360, Passport Advantage, z/Architecture, CICS, Db2, Instana, AIX, IBM z14, Tivoli, OS/390, RACF, Netcool, Language Environment, System z, Jazz, WebSphere, DB2, z Systems, IBM z Systems and Parallel Sysplex are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Oracle and Java are trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates in the United States, other countries, or both.

Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from the Linux Foundation, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world­wide basis.

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Zowe is a trademark of The Linux Foundation.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

Terms of use

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or go to the IBM worldwide contacts page

IBM United States