IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS, V6.1 delivers new functionality and feature enhancements to support IBM z15, the latest encryption capabilities for security, and extends support for the Sterling Connect:Direct web console to IBM z/OS

IBM United States Software Announcement 220-203
May 5, 2020

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Product positioningProduct positioningPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now


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Overview

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IBM Sterling™ Connect:Direct® for z/OS®, V6.1 updates:

  • Introduces support for the Sterling™ Connect:Direct web console graphical user interface, enabling less experienced users with minimal mainframe experience to interact with Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS.
  • Delivers support for IBM z15™ single-frame and multi-frame systems, letting organizations take full advantage of the performance gains and cost benefits provided by the latest mainframe hardware.
  • Provides Transport Layer Security (TLS) V1.3 encryption capabilities so that the most recent security standards can be leveraged for your critical data transmissions.
  • Includes certificate-based authentication so that connections from IBM Sterling Control Center and Sterling Connect:Direct Web Services RESTful APIs or Java™ APIs can be more easily authenticated without reliance on traditional credentials that have short active durations.
  • Adds data set support for Version 2 PDSEs. Version 2 PDSEs, introduced in IBM® z/OS V2, take advantage of a number of internal design changes to improve space utilization in the data set, reduce CPU processing and I/O, and provide better index searches.
  • Provides the ability to limit the usage of Process statements "Run Job", "Run Task", and "Submit Process" through a user exit when the Process is initiated by another Sterling Connect:Direct node.


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Key requirements

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These products run on selected levels of the z/OS operating system. For details, see Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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June 5, 2020



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Description

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Informational resources for Sterling Connect:Direct:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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 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.



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Product positioning

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Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS is part of IBM Sterling Supply Chain and belongs to the IBM Sterling B2B Collaboration portfolio. Sterling B2B Collaboration offerings improve the management and information exchange across B2B relationships and help create a frictionless network to simplify B2B connectivity, collaboration, and decision-making, whether you run your business on-premises, public, or hybrid cloud.



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Reference information

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For information about IBM Sterling Connect Direct V6.1.0, see Software Announcement 220-013, dated May 5, 2020.

For information about IBM Sterling Connect Direct for z/OS, V6.0, see Software Announcement 218-565, dated December 4, 2018.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5655-X11 6.1.0 IBM Sterling Connect Direct for z/OS Standard Edition
5655-X10 1.1.0 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition Subscription and Support
5655-X12 6.1.0 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS
5655-X02 1.1.0 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Subscription and Support
Program PID number Subscription and Support PID number
5655-X11 5655-X10
5655-X12 5655-X02


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Business Partner information

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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 220-203


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Publications

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Technical documentation for Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS can be accessed in IBM Knowledge Center.

Additional documentation for Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS is available at IBM Support website.



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Services

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Software Services

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

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



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For current hardware requirements, see IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports website, select Detailed system requirements, and search for Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS.

Additional system requirements information is available in IBM Knowledge Center and at IBM Support website.

Software requirements

For current software requirements, see IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports website, select Detailed system requirements, and search for Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS.

Additional system requirements information is available in IBM Knowledge Center and at IBM Support website.

Discontinued functionality is removed in Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS V6.1. Support for discontinued functionality is available in earlier releases that are still supported.

Discontinued capability Details Resolution
IBM Sterling File Accelerator offers a UDP-based Data Transport (UDT) option for Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX® V4.0, or later. UDT is no longer supported for Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX, Sterling Connect:Direct for Microsoft™ Windows™, and Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS. Aspera® High-Speed Add-on for Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX uses FASP® network transport.
Companion products

Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS can be integrated with the following products to provide additional value from the broader B2B Collaboration portfolio. See IBM Sterling Supply Chain website and select B2B Collaboration.

  • IBM Sterling File Gateway
  • IBM Sterling Global Mailbox, add-on to File Gateway
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise®
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Express
  • IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor
  • IBM Sterling Control Center Director
  • IBM Sterling Secure Proxy
  • IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced
  • IBM Sterling Gateway Pack
  • IBM Sterling Secure File Transfer
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.

Planning information

Packaging

Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS and Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition are packaged as follows:

Program name Electronic download
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS ShopZ
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition ShopZ

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.

Program ID Deliverable Form number
5655-X11 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition Program Directory GI13-4384
5655-X12 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Program Directory GI13-4383
5655-X11 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition License Information GI13-4386
5655-X12 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS License Information GI13-4385

Security, auditability, and control

Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS offers:

  • A comprehensive, standards-based cryptographic solution with strong mutual authentication, data confidentiality, and data integrity.
  • Multiple selectable cipher suites to aid in compliance to corporate security standards.
  • Flexible security options to control access to data, network, or system resources.
  • Interfaces to operating system and third-party access control and security software, as well as an LDAP interface to external authentication services.
  • Comprehensive statistics and logging capabilities to provide full auditing of all file transfer activities.

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.

The following program in this announcement has Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit
5655-X12 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct 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 products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5655-X11 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition L-BCHE-BLRGUE
5655-X12 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS L-BCHE-BLRGUE

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

Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand with a temporary use charge (TUC) calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name: IBM Sterling Connect Direct for z/OS

Program PID: 5655-X12

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018D63 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

  MSUs Value Units/MSU
Base 1-3 1.00
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 Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition

Program ID: 5655-X11

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018D60 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition Basic OTC, per Sterling Simultaneous Session
    Multi-Version Measurement, No charge
Orderable supply ID Language
S018D61 English US

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

Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS

Program ID: 5655-X12

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018D63 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Basic OTC, Value Units
    Multi-Version Measurement, No charge
Orderable supply ID Language
S018D64 English US

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.

Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition Subscription and Support

Subscription and Support ID: 5655-X10

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S016XGW IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition Basic ASC, Simultaneous Sessions SW S&S
    No charge, Decline SW S&S
Orderable supply ID Language
S016XDR English US

Program name: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Subscription and Support

Subscription and Support ID: 5655-X02

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S016PNK IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
    No charge, decline SW S&S
    Per MSU SW S&S registration
Orderable supply ID Language
S016PR1 English US


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 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 Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.

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

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

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after the planned availability date.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin four weeks after the planned availability date.



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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) 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 documents apply to the offerings in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5655-X11 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition L-BCHE-BLRGUE
5655-X12 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS L-BCHE-BLRGUE

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

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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 (Software Maintenance) 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 Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy 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

Usage restrictions

Yes. This offering is subject to usage restrictions.

See License Information document L-BCHE-BLRGUE for details. Restrictions are current as of the date of announcement. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for any new or revised restrictions.

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, see the Ordering information section.

Program number Program name Terms Parent, if applicable
5655-X11 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition Full machine based Not applicable
5655-X12 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Execution based Not applicable
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 a 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 on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, go to the IBM Z 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 visit the Mainframes section of the z Systems® Exhibits 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 a 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 z Systems (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, go to the IBM System z 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 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 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.



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Statement of good security practices

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

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



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Prices

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For all local charges, 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, can help accelerate 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 clients.



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Order now

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

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

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

IBM Sterling, IBM z15 and Sterling are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

z/OS, IBM, Passport Advantage, IBM Z, Aspera, FASP, IBM z Systems, z Systems, System z, Parallel Sysplex, OS/390, z/Architecture and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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