IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 (5637-A01) - A fee-based corrective service offering for users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.7 to either z/OS V1.8 or V1.9.

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP08-0274
August 12, 2008

 
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The IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 (5637-A01) is for z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01) and is a fee-based offering specifically designed for users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.7 to either z/OS V1.8 or V1.9.

This fee-based offering:

  • Provides a corrective service for up to 2 years starting with October 1, 2008, the earliest offering start date, up through September 30, 2010.
  • Is flexible. There is a minimum purchase of 6 months with the option to add additional months through September 30, 2010.
  • Is intended for all IBM z/Architecture® or equivalent servers running z/OS V1.7.
  • Does not change coexistence, migration, and fallback policies for z/OS.

 
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To address our customer requirements for defect support, IBM is announcing a special extended lifecycle accommodation exclusively for z/OS V1.7.

The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 (5637-A01) provides corrective service (a fix, bypass, or restriction to a problem) beyond the September 30, 2008 withdrawal of program services date for z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01). If you acquire the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7, problem reporting remains unchanged for the duration of the Lifecycle Extension period. During this time, the IBM Support Center can be contacted to report problems that may be associated with z/OS V1.7, and the IBM Support Center will provide a fix, bypass, or restriction for new problems that are defects in z/OS V1.7. Any PTF for z/OS V1.7 that was available prior to the withdrawal of z/OS V1.7 program services (September 30, 2008) will continue to be available through the existing service acquisition portals such as SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER and ShopzSeries.

Starting October 1, 2008, IBM will offer a fee-based, corrective service extension for up to a two-year period following the z/OS V1.7 discontinuance of program services (September 30, 2008). This support enables users who have not completed their migration to z/OS V1.8 or z/OS V1.9 to continue to receive corrective service for z/OS V1.7 in the two-year period of October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2010. The duration of the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 is flexible.

  • An initial order can be placed for a duration of 6 months up to a maximum of 24 months, available in 1 month increments, not to exceed September 30, 2010. A 6-month minimum is required for the initial order for each server running z/OS V1.7.
  • One or more subsequent orders can be placed to further extend support for z/OS V1.7 running on a given server should it be determined that additional time is needed to complete a migration. Subsequent orders are available in multiples of 1 month, not to exceed September 30, 2010.

    A 6-month minimum does not apply for subsequent orders.

If you purchase Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7, you must acquire it for all z/Architecture servers running z/OS V1.7 per physical location. However, you may specify unique duration periods for servers migrating off z/OS V1.7 on differing schedules.


 
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Key prerequisites
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IBM System ztm servers that support z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01)


 
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October 1, 2008


 
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Description
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To address our customer requirements for defect support, IBM is announcing a special extended lifecycle accommodation exclusively for z/OS V1.7.

The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 (5637-A01) provides corrective service (a fix, bypass, or restriction to a problem) beyond the September 30, 2008 withdrawal of program services date for z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01). If you acquire the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7, problem reporting remains unchanged for the duration of the Lifecycle Extension period. During this time, the IBM Support Center can be contacted to report problems that may be associated with z/OS V1.7, and the IBM Support Center will provide a fix, bypass or restriction for new problems that are defects in z/OS V1.7. Any PTF for z/OS V1.7 that was available prior to the withdrawal of z/OS V1.7 program services (September 30, 2008) will continue to be available through the existing service acquisition portals such as SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER and ShopzSeries.

Starting October 1, 2008, IBM will offer a fee-based, corrective service extension for up to a 2 year period following the z/OS V1.7 discontinuance of program services (September 30, 2008). This support enables users who have not completed their migration to z/OS V1.8 or z/OS V1.9 to continue to receive corrective service for z/OS V1.7 in the 2 year period of October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2010.

The duration of the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 is flexible.

  • An initial order can be placed for a duration of 6 months up to a maximum of 24 months, available in 1 month increments, not to exceed September 30, 2010. A 6-month minimum is required for the initial order for each server running z/OS V1.7.
  • One or more subsequent orders can be placed to further extend support for z/OS V1.7 running on a given server should it be determined that additional time is needed to complete a migration. Subsequent orders are available in multiples of 1 month, not to exceed September 30, 2010.

    A 6-month minimum does not apply for subsequent orders.

If you purchase the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7, you must acquire it for all IBM z/Architecture servers running z/OS V1.7 per physical location. However, you may specify unique duration periods for servers migrating off z/OS V1.7 on differing schedules.


 
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Product                         Product
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5637-A01                        IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS
                                V1.7

 
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Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 is administered under the IBM Customer Agreement. You will be required to sign the Attachment for Lifecycle Extension for System z Programs (Z125-7971).

You will also need to provide information so that the Supplement to Attachment for Lifecycle Extension for System z Programs z/OS V1.7 (Z125-7972) can be completed.

The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 does not provide preventive service nor does it change IBM coexistence, migration, or fallback policy for z/OS. In addition, IBM has no plans to provide new function on z/OS V1.7.


 
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New licensees

New orders

IBM System z Lifecycle Extension Charge (zLEC)

To order Lifecycle Extension, specify the product number and quantity of MSUs.

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identifier        Description              Pricing metric
 
 
S0156JS           IBM Lifecycle Extension  zLEC Tier A MSU   4 -  11
                  for z/OS V1.7            zLEC Tier B MSU  12 -  21
                                           zLEC Tier C MSU  22 -  43
                                           zLEC Tier D MSU  44 -  71
                                           zLEC Tier E MSU  72 - 128
                                           zLEC Tier F MSU 129 - 214
                                           zLEC Tier G MSU 215 - 357
                                           zLEC Tier H MSU 358 - 714
                                           zLEC Tier I MSU 715 & above


 
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Agreement

IBM Customer Agreement

Educational allowance available

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

Volume orders

Not applicable.


 
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Prices
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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.


 
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 Country/Region Announced          Announced                           
                                                                     
AP IOT                                                                
  ASEAN*                      		  Yes                                 
  India/South Asia**               Yes                                 
  Australia                        Yes                                 
  People's Republic of China       Yes                                 
  Hong Kong S.A.R. of the PRC      Yes                                 
  Macao S.A.R. of the PRC          Yes                                 
  Taiwan                           Yes                                 
  Korea                            Yes                                 
  New Zealand                      Yes                                 
Japan IOT                                                             
  Japan                            Yes                                 
                                                                      
 *Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic     
  Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam      II'
**Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan   
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