IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS V5.2 and IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition V5.2 advance file transfer security and performance

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP14-0022
February 11, 2014

Table of contents
 Overview Overview  Publications Publications
 Key prerequisites Key prerequisites  Technical information Technical information
 Planned availability date Planned availability date  Ordering information Ordering information
 Description Description  Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
 Product positioning Product positioning  Prices Prices
 Program number Program number  AP distribution AP distribution


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Overview
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IBM® Sterling Connect:Direct® is file transfer software optimized for high-volume, secure, assured delivery of files between systems. Offered on IBM z/OS® and distributed platforms, it is a part of the larger IBM Managed File Transfer suite and solves the system-centric use case where automated file transfers provide system integration and drive key business processes. IBM Sterling Connect:Direct can deliver your files with:

Version 5.2 of Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS delivers new capabilities and innovation in the areas of performance and security.

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct is available as licensed on-premise software. Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS and Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition are the same product with different licensing models. In this announcement, Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS refers to both offerings.



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Key prerequisites
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These products run on selected levels of the IBM z/OS operating system.



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Planned availability date
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February 14, 2014



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Description
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IBM Sterling Connect:Direct is the leading solution for secure, point-to-point file transfers. Offered on IBM z/OS and distributed platforms, it has been optimized for high-volume, assured data delivery of files within and between enterprises. A key component of the IBM Sterling Managed File Transfer solution, IBM Sterling Connect:Direct allows organizations to automate the data exchange between mission-critical applications.

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS :

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System 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 System 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 System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity . If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

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, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

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

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.



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With the increase in the size and number of files transferred, the secure and reliable flow of information is more and more critical for the business processes that run today's enterprises. As audits highlight the need to encrypt all internal file transfers, enterprises are looking for a solution that delivers reliable performance, government-level security, with the operational visibility to allow them to meet tighter service level agreements.

The IBM Managed File Transfer suite is a combination of products that can address a wide range of file transfer patterns and use cases, both inside and outside an enterprise. It delivers security, reliability, and visibility across a wide range of these patterns. This capability helps enable companies to reduce their risk, and increase the speed and reliability of business processes that depend on data transfer.

The Sterling Managed File Transfer solution is delivered through multiple products that can work standalone or work even better when used together.



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For information about earlier releases of Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS, refer to:

For information about Sterling Connect:Direct distributed offerings available through Passport Advantage®, refer to Software Announcement AP11-0148, dated April 19, 2011.



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Program
number        VRM       Program name

5655-X01      5.2.0     IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct for z/OS
5655-X02      1.1.0     IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct for z/OS
                        Subscription and Support
 
5655-X09      5.2.0     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

Product identification number

 
                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number

5655-X01            5655-X02
5655-X09            5655-X10


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Descriptions of B2B Commerce courses for IT professionals and managers are available at

http://www-304.ibm.com/jct03001c/services/learning/ites.wss/us/en?pageType=page&c=a0000 048

To search IBM's catalog of education courses, access the following link

http://www-304.ibm.com/jct03001c/services/learning/ites.wss/us/en?pageType=tp_search_ne w

Contact your IBM representative for course information.



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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi


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Publications
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Product documentation

The information center contains the latest, online documentation. Find the information center link on the Support portal.

Customers can also access PDFs for the current product version on the Support portal:

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats and can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For the most current hardware requirements, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023598#
Software requirements

For the most current software requirements, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023598#

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

Refer to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Packaging

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

 
                           Electronic  Physical
Program name               download    media

IBM Sterling Connect:      ShopZ       3590 tape
Direct for z/OS
 
IBM Sterling Connect:      ShopZ       3590 tape
Direct for  z/OS Standard
Edition

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS (5655-X01)

Form
number         Title
 
LCD7-4777-00    IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct Browser
                   User Interface
LCD7-4779-00    IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct Application
                   Interface for Java
LCD7-4780-00    IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct File Agent
LCD7-4781-00    IBM Sterling External Authentication Server
GI13-1828-02    IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct for z/OS
                   Program Directory
GI13-1839-02    IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct for z/OS
                   License Information
GI13-1834-02    IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct for z/OS
                   Notice of Included Code

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition (5655-X09)

Form
number         Title

 
LCD7-4777-00    IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct Browser
                   User Interface
LCD7-4779-00    IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct Application
                   Interface for Java
LCD7-4780-00    IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct File Agent
LCD7-4781-00    IBM Sterling External Authentication Server
LCD7-5247-01    IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct for z/OS
                   Standard Edition Product Code
GI13-1880-01    IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct for z/OS
                   Standard Edition License Information
GI13-1881-01    IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct for z/OS
                   Program Directory
GI13-1834-02    IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct for z/OS
                   Notice of Included Code

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

The product uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS offers:

The customer 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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Charge metric

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition uses simultaneous session licensing metric, and a usage based licensing model.

 
                Part number/
Program name    PID number     Charge metric
 
IBM Sterling    5655-X09       Per Simultaneous
Connect:Direct                 Session
for z/OS
Standard
Edition V5.2.0
 
IBM Sterling    5655-X10       Per Simultaneous
Connect:Direct                 Session
for z/OS
Standard
Edition
Service and
Support V1.1.0

Simultaneous Session

Simultaneous Session is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A session is an active file transfer or other active communications connection between the program running on one physical or virtual computer and any software running on another physical or virtual computer. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements to cover the highest number of sessions that are or have been simultaneously in existence across all instances or copies of the program.

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS uses value unit based licensing metric of million service units (MSUs), and a server-capacity based licensing model.

 
Program name                     PID number  Charge metric

IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct     5655-X01    Per Value Unit
for  z/OS V5.2.0
IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct     5655-X02    Per Value Unit
for  z/OS Subscription and
Support V1.1.0

The following programs in this announcement have value unit based pricing.

Program
number    Program name                     Value Unit exhibit
 
5655-X01  IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct     VUE007
          for  z/OS V5.2.0
5655-X02  IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct     VUE007
          for  z/OS Subscription
          and Support V1.1.0

For each System 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:

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   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         +       0.2

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 System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = 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.

Basic license

Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS

On/Off Capacity on Demand

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: Sterling  Connect:Direct for z/OS
Program PID:  5655-X01
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           pricing metric

S016PNF       IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per MSU-day TUC
              Connect:Direct
              for z/OS

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

                          Value
              MSUs        Units/MSU
              
Base tier     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+        0.20

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS

Program name: Sterling  Connect:Direct for z/OS
Program PID: 5655-X01
 
Entitlement                   License option/
identifier   Description      Pricing metric

S016PNF       IBM Sterling    Basic OTC per Value Unit
              Connect:Direct
              for z/OS
Orderable
supply ID    Language   Distribution medium

S016PPC      English    3590 Tape

Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition

Program name:  IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct for z/OS
              Standard Edition
Program PID:  5655-X09
 
Entitlement                          License option and
identifier     Description           pricing metric

S016XGX        IBM Sterling          Basic OTC per
               Connect:Direct        simultaneous
               for  z/OS Standard    session
               Edition
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language   Distribution medium

S016XDP       English    3590 Tape

Subscription and Support products

Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS

Program name:  IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct for  z/OS Subscription
              and Support
Program PID:  5655-X02
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           Pricing metric

S016PNK       IBM Sterling          Basic ASC, per value unit SW S&S
              Connect:Direct        No charge, decline SW S&S
              for  z/OS             Per MSU SW S&S registration
Orderable
supply ID     Language   Distribution medium

S016PR1       English    Hardcopy pub

Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS Standard Edition

Program name:  IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct for z/OS
              Standard Edition Subscription and Support
Program PID:  5655-X10
 
Entitlement                         License option and
identifier    Description           Pricing metric

S016XGW       IBM Sterling          Basic ASC, per simultaneous
              Connect:Direct        session SW S&S. No
              for  z/OS Standard    charge, decline SW S&S.
              Edition
 
Orderable
supply ID     Language   Distribution medium

S016XDR       English    Hardcopy pub

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 number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

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

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled 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 S/390® and System 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 via CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the Shopz help information at

http://www.software.ibm.com/ShopzSeries

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via CBPDO and ServerPac at general availability. 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, visit the Help section on the Shopz website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp

For additional information on the Product ServerPac option, refer to Software Announcement AP12-0255, dated July 31, 2012.

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



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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.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

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

Selected IBM System z programs have revised provisions. These programs are licensed under the IBM 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.

S/390 and IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information number

License information form numbers for Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS :

Product      Product                           License
identifier   name                              Instruction ID

5725-X01     IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct      L-BCHE-9ECRVE
             for  z/OS V5.2
5725-X09     IBM Sterling  Connect:Direct      L-BCHE-9ECS7B
             for  z/OS Standard Edition V5.2

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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

Program support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

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.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes. Refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Select Acquisitions , and then select Sterling Commerce® .

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, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

15% to qualified educational institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System 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:

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

Program                                         Parent,
number     Program name     Terms               if applicable

5655-X01   IBM Sterling     Execution Based
           Connect:Direct
           for z/OS
5655-X02   IBM Sterling     Execution Based
           Connect:Direct
           for  z/OS S&S 
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 System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System 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 a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

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

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System 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 a System z IPLA program with full machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM System z Machines Exhibit , Z125-3901, or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits website.

http://ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System 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 System 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 System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

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

Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System 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 System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

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, visit the System z Software Pricing website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

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

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System 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 a System 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 Capacity on Demand (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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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

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IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers 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 customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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 customers. Rates are based on a customer'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.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


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Country/Region               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, and Vietnam
 **Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and
 Afghanistan
 
Trademarks

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UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

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