IBM Db2 solution packs deliver IBM Db2 for z/OS 13 support and simplified acquisition

IBM Japan Software Announcement JP22-0233
June 21, 2022

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices


Overview

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IBM® Db2® Administration Solution Pack for z/OS® 3.3 and IBM Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2 have been enhanced to exploit the power of IBM Db2 13. Both offerings provide a complete Db2 13 database administrative experience with the additional benefits of simplified product purchase, installation, and maintenance. Moreover, using either solution, the Db2 database administrator can better optimize performance and resource utilization to lower overall risk and reduce cost.

Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3

Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3 (5697-ASP) delivers integrated object management and fast data cloning capabilities for Db2 for z/OS by combining the functionality from the following programs:

  • IBM Db2 Administration Tool for z/OS 13.1 (5698-AT3)

    Db2 Administration Tool for z/OS 13.1 delivers a function-rich object management solution.

    Note: Db2 Administration Tool 13.1 is not compatible with Db2 Object Comparison Tool 12.1.

  • IBM Db2 Table Editor for z/OS 4.5 (5697-G65)

    Db2 Table Editor for z/OS is designed to enable you to access, update, and delete data quickly and easily on Db2 for z/OS.

    Db2 Table Editor for z/OS 4.5 provides support for Db2 13 with PTF for APAR PH45716.

  • IBM Db2 Cloning Tools for z/OS 3.2 (5655-N15)

    Db2 Cloning Tool for z/OS can make it easy to clone a Db2 subsystem or Db2 table spaces. Db2 Cloning Tool for z/OS can also be used to clone non-Db2 volumes.

    Db2 Cloning Tool for z/OS 3.2 provides support for Db2 13 with PTF for APAR PH45915.

  • IBM Db2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS 13.1

    IBM Db2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS helps you to compare and synchronize different Db2 objects while helping maintain system availability and object integrity. Db2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS 13.1 delivers a function-rich object management solution that supports Db2 13.

    Db2 Object Comparison Tool 13.1 requires Db2 Administration Tool 13.1.

    Note: Db2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS 13.1, previously available as a stand-alone offering under program number 5655-DC2, has now been integrated into the solution packs. It is now available only as part of IBM Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2 as part of IBM Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3.

Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2

Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2 (5655-CH1) delivers integrated object management capabilities for Db2 for z/OS by combining the functionality from the following programs:

  • Db2 Administration Tool for z/OS 13.1 (5698-AT3)
  • Db2 Table Editor for z/OS 4.5 (5697-G65)
  • Db2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS 13.1



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Key requirements

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For additional details about Db2 Tools offerings, see the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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June 24, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Description

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Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3

Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3 delivers integrated object management and fast data cloning capabilities for Db2 for z/OS by combining the functionality from the following programs:

  • Db2 Administration Tool for z/OS 13.1 and Db2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS 13.1

    Db2 Administration Tool for z/OS 13.1 and Object Comparison Tool 13.1 when used together, deliver a function-rich object management solution. Both tools are designed with an easy-to-use Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) interface that lets you manage and process Db2 objects and organize Db2 objects for better system throughput.

    Db2 Administration Tool for z/OS, also referred to as Db2 Admin Tool, helps you with the day-to-day tasks that are associated with managing Db2 environments efficiently and effectively. Db2 Admin Tool simplifies the complex tasks that are associated with safely managing Db2 objects and schema throughout the application lifecycle with the least possible impact to availability.

    For more information regarding Db2 Admin Tool 13.1 support for Db2 13, see the software announcements in the Reference information section.

    Db2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS, also referred to as Object Comparison Tool, compares existing Db2 for z/OS objects from different sources and reports the differences. Object Comparison Tool can subsequently synchronize these sources by making the relevant changes to the objects. Db2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS 13.1 delivers a function-rich object management solution that supports Db2 13 as follows:

    • If you compare a PBG table space (the target) to a PBR table space (the source) and want to change the target to match the source, Object Comparison Tool generates an ALTER statement with the new ALTER PARITITIONING TO PARTITION BY clause when valid (according to any Db2 restrictions). This ALTER operation avoids the outage that was previously required to do this conversion. Object Comparison Tool also generates any necessary REORG statements for this conversion
    • Db2 13 supports increased flexibility for package ownership by providing new syntax to specify whether the package owner is a user or role: the OWNERTYPE option in BIND and REBIND statements and the new AS ROLE and AS USER clauses for compiled SQL scalar functions and native SQL procedures. Object Comparison Tool can compare the owner and owner type for these procedures and functions and generate changes as needed.
    • Object Comparison Tool can handle column names longer than 30 bytes, up to the 128-byte length now allowed in Db2 13. You can generate changes to increase a column name beyond 30 bytes and create and drop tables with column names greater than 30 bytes.

      Note: Db2 Administration Tool 13.1 is not compatible with Db2 Object Comparison Tool 12.1.

    • IBM Db2 Table Editor for z/OS 4.5

      Db2 Table Editor for z/OS is a multipurpose table-editing environment that offers DBAs, developers, and the entire enterprise direct update and data creation operations on Db2 for z/OS databases from Java™, ISPF, or Microsoft™ Windows™-based user interfaces.

    • IBM Db2 Cloning Tools for z/OS 3.2

      Db2 Cloning Tool for z/OS makes it easier to clone a Db2 subsystem or Db2 table spaces. Db2 Cloning Tool for z/OS can also be used to clone non-Db2 volumes.

    For more information about these enhancements and other updates in Db2 Administration Tool and Db2 Object Comparison Tool, see the What's New information in IBM Documentation on June 24, 2022.

Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2

Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2 delivers integrated object management capabilities for Db2 for z/OS by combining the functionality from the following programs:

  • Db2 Administration Tool for z/OS 13.1
  • Db2 Table Editor for z/OS V4.5
  • Db2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS 13 .1

Value Unit-based pricing

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 tools website. Select "Download" under VU Converter to obtain the converter tool.

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.



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Reference information

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For additional information about Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS, see:

  • Software Announcement JP21-0167, dated June 8, 2021
  • Software Announcement JP21-0003, dated March 9, 2021
  • Software Announcement JP16-0410, dated October 4, 2016

For additional information about Db2 Administration Tool for z/OS 13.1, see Software Announcement JP22-0135, dated April 5, 2022.

For additional information about Db2 Table Editor for z/OS 4.5, see Software Announcement JP16-0219, dated May 10, 2016.

For additional information about DB2® Cloning Tool for z/OS, see:

  • Software Announcement JP21-0003, dated March 9, 2021
  • Software Announcement JP15-0359, dated August 4, 2015
  • Software Announcement AP11-0368, dated October 11, 2011

For additional information about Db2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS, see Software Announcement JP16-0410, dated October 4, 2016.

For additional information about Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS, see Software Announcement JP16-0410, dated October 4, 2016.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5697-ASP 3.3.0 IBM Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS
5697-DAS 1.1.0 IBM Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS Subscription and Support
5655-CH1 1.2.0 IBM Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS
5655-CHS 1.1.0 IBM Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS Subscription and Support
Program PID number Subscription and Support PID number
5697-ASP 5697-DAS
5655-CH1 5655-CHS


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Publications

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The following publications are shipped with the product:

Title Order number
IBM Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3 License Information GC27-9108
IBM Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3 Program Directory GI13-4647
IBM Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2 License Information GC27-9110
IBM Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2 Program Directory GI13-4649

Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3 (5697-ASP)

Program documentation will be available on the planned availability date in IBM Documentation.

Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2 (5655-CH1)

Program documentation will be available on the planned availability date in IBM Documentation.

IBM Db2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS documentation

Program documentation will be available on the planned availability date in IBM Documentation.



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Services

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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, Systems Lab Services can help deploy the building blocks of a next-generation IT infrastructure to empower a client's business. Systems Lab Services consultants can perform infrastructure services for clients online or onsite, offering deep technical expertise, valuable tools, and successful methodologies. Systems Lab Services is designed to help clients solve business challenges, gain new skills, and apply best practices.

Systems Lab Services offers a wide range of infrastructure services for IBM Power® servers, IBM Storage systems, IBM Z, and IBM LinuxONE. Systems 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 partner to help accelerate 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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The programs in this announcement will operate on any IBM Z server that supports the required operating environments and the required software. These include:

  • IBM z16™
  • IBM z15™ (all models)
  • IBM z14® (all models)
  • IBM z13® (all models)
  • IBM zEnterprise® EC12

Software requirements

Mandatory installation programs require the following:

  • IBM SMP/E for z/OS V3.6 (5655-G44), or later

Mandatory operational programs require the following:

  • z/OS V2.3 (5650-ZOS), or later

Additional, program-specific requirements

Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3

Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3 requires one of the following:

  • IBM Db2 12 for z/OS (5650-DB2)
  • IBM Db2 12 or z/OS Value Unit Edition (5770-AF3)
  • IBM Db2 13 for z/OS (5698-DB2)
  • IBM Db2 13 for z/OS Value Unit Edition (5698-DBV)

Additional mandatory operational prerequisites include:

  • IBM Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 12.1 (5770-AF4):
    • It is packaged for installation and operation with Db2 12 for z/OS (5650-DB2 or 5770-AF3).
    • Use of Product Registration Services is mandatory for enablement.
  • IBM Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 13.1 (5698-DUT)
    • It is packaged for installation and operation with Db2 13 for z/OS (5698-DBV).
    • Use of Product Registration Services is mandatory for enablement.

Post-installation customization requires either IBM Tools Customizer for z/OS delivered as a component of IBM Tools Base for z/OS 1.5 (5655-V93) or IBM Tools Customizer for z/OS 1.1 (5655-TC1) with the PTF for APAR AH42701. For additional information, see IBM Documentation.

Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2

Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2 requires one of the following:

  • IBM Db2 12 for z/OS (5650-DB2)
  • IBM Db2 12 or z/OS Value Unit Edition (5770-AF3)
  • IBM Db2 13 for z/OS (5698-DB2)
  • IBM Db2 13 for z/OS Value Unit Edition (5698-DBV)

Additional mandatory operational prerequisites include:

  • IBM Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 12.1 (5770-AF4):
    • It is packaged for installation and operation with Db2 12 for z/OS (5650-DB2 or 5770-AF3).
    • Use of Product Registration Services is mandatory for enablement.
  • IBM Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 13.1 (5698-DUT)
    • It is packaged for installation and operation with Db2 13 for z/OS (5698-DBV).
    • Use of Product Registration Services is mandatory for enablement.

Post-installation customization requires either IBM Tools Customizer for z/OS delivered as a component of IBM Tools Base for z/OS 1.5 (5655-V93) or IBM Tools Customizer for z/OS 1.1 (5655-TC1) with the PTF for APAR AH42701. For additional information, see IBM Documentation.

IBM Support

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User Group requirements

This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies the following requirements submitted from various user groups and clients. The requirements satisfied include the following:

Db2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS

Type Submitted number Description
Idea Db2ZADMTL-I-102 Allow drop foreign keys without explicit drop statement in compare

Planning information

Packaging

The programs in this announcement are distributed with the following content:

  • Basic machine-readable material
  • Program Directory
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM)

Security, auditability, and control

The announced programs use the security and auditability features of the host operating system software.

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



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Ordering information

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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
5697-ASP IBM Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS VUE007
5655-CH1 IBM Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 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.

Charge metric

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

Program number License Information document title License Information document number
5697-ASP IBM Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3 L-MCHU-CECMLU
5655-CH1 IBM Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2 L-MCHU-CECQ4N

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 following programs are eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

IBM Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3 (5697-ASP)

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S01801F   On/Off CoD, Temporary Use Charge per MSUs per day

IBM Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2 (5655-CH1)

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0182SR   On/Off CoD, Temporary Use Charge per MSUs per day

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

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

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 Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3

Program number: 5697-ASP

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S01801F Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS Use-Based License One-Time Charge Value Units
    Multi-Version Measurement - No Charge Value Units
Orderable supply ID Language
S01801D US English

Program Name: IBM Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 1.1 Subscription and Support

Program number: 5697-DAS

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S01730W Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS S&S Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
    Decline Subscription and Support No Charge Value Units
    Multi-Version Measurement S&S No Charge Value Units
    SW Subscription and Support Registration No Charge Per MSU
Orderable supply ID Language
S01730V US English

Program Name: IBM Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2

Program number: 5655-CH1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0182SR Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS Basic OTC, per Value Unit
    MultiVersion Measurement No Charge
Orderable supply ID Language
S0182SP US English

Program Name: IBM Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.1Subscription and Support

Program number: 5655-CHS

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0182SV Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 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 Language
S0182ST US English


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.

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.



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Terms and conditions

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

Licensing

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

Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support Software Maintenance):

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (JNTC-6011)
  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAAS305 or others)
  • Exhibit for IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAAS400)

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.

License Information number

The following License Information documents apply to the offerings in this announcement:

Program number License Information document title License Information document number
5697-ASP IBM Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS 3.3 L-MCHU-CECMLU
5655-CH1 IBM Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS 1.2 L-MCHU-CECQ4N

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 about 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).

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.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

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 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 about the Value Unit Exhibit for the IBM Z IPLA program you selected, see the Ordering information section.

Program number Program name Terms Parent, if applicable
5697-ASP IBM Db2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS Reference-based Db2 13 for z/OS (5698-DB2)
      Db2 13 for z/OS Value Unit Edition (5698-DBV)
      IDb2 12 for z/OS (5650-DB2)
      Db2 12 or z/OS Value Unit Edition (5770-AF3)
5655-CH1 IBM Db2 Change Management Solution Pack for z/OS Reference-based Db2 13 for z/OS (5698-DB2)
      Db2 13 for z/OS Value Unit Edition (5698-DBV)
      IDb2 12 for z/OS (5650-DB2)
      Db2 12 or z/OS Value Unit Edition (5770-AF3)
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.

For more information about mainframe MSU-rated capacities, go to the IBM Z software pricing resources web page.

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 about mainframe MSU-rated capacities, see the IBM z Systems Machines Exhibit , JNTC-3901, or see the Exhibits section on the IBM Z software pricing resources web page.

IBM Z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms add 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 reference-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 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 one of the following:

  • Sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC)
  • Sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC)
  • Sub-capacity Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC)
  • Sub-capacity Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC)
To implement sub-capacity WLC, EWLC, AWLC, or AEWLC, a machine must be an IBM Z (or equivalent). On that machine:
  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS operating system.
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued.
  • All instances of the z/OS operating systems must be running in z/Architecture® (64-bit) mode.

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, go to the IBM Z software pricing tools web page.

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 (JNTC-6516 and JNTC-6324).
  • 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 (JNTC-6587 and JNTC-6588).

You must comply with all of the terms of the AWLC or AEWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions for AWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for IBM System z® Advanced Workload License Charges (Z125-8538).
  • The complete terms and conditions for AEWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for IBM System z Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (Z125-8755).

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

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 (JNTC-7883), must be signed prior to use.



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