Improve workload resilience with IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator, a new z/OS priced feature

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP20-0030
January 21, 2020

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OverviewOverviewOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Statement of directionStatement of directionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberAP distributionAP distribution


(Corrected on January 30, 2020)

The "Ordering information" section was revised.



Overview

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Centralized mainframe workloads continue to become more complex over time. Often there are interdependencies among the various middleware workload components. When performance problems arise, the state of the art often involves performing detailed middleware silo analysis, and then attempting to bridge the findings across multiple silos. This may result in finger pointing across the silos. It is difficult to identify the root cause of complex problems when you can see only one puzzle piece at a time.

Imagine if new technology were developed that enabled the direct correlation of interacting activities that were performing anomalously, across the entire z/OS® and middleware stack. With IBM® z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator, a patented, radical new approach delivers low CPU cost, high value context rich data -- a key first step toward delivering on that promise. The z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator infrastructure is designed to be consumed by both z/OS and middleware exploiters. z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator prescribes how each exploiter's summary data is generated. Ultimately this synchronized, standardized approach to data generation will enable the ability to dynamically define and correlate disparate client-specific performance anomalies -- with no predefined policy. This correlation capability will help clients implicate or exonerate workload components, where correlated anomalous activities are implicated, and nonanomalous activities are exonerated. The z/OS Supervisor component is the first to provide its workload-wide data in this powerful standardized format.

IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator is a priced feature of IBM z/OS. It requires IBM z14 or z15 hardware and support will be in the PTF for APAR OA57165 for IBM z/OS V2.3 and V2.4.



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Planned availability date

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March 20, 2020



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Statement of direction

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Besides z/OS itself, the first exploiters of this technology are intended to be IMS and CICS® Transaction Server.

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



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Hardware and software support services

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SmoothStart/installation services

IBM SmoothStart Services and Installation Services are not provided.



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Reference information

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For detailed information about z/OS V2.4, see Software Announcement AP19-0326, dated July 23, 2019.

For detailed information about z/OS V2.3, see Software Announcement AP17-0239, dated July 17, 2017.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5650-ZOS 2.4.0 IBM z/OS
5650-ZOS 2.3.0 IBM z/OS


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Ordering information

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Current licensees

This feature can be ordered as an MES for installed users of z/OS V2.4 and V2.3. The charge type selected must be the same as the base program; for example, one-time charge, monthly license charge, and graduated one-time charge.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Registered clients can access IBMLink for ordering information and charges. Shipment will not occur before the availability date. Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

To order a basic license, specify the z/OS program number 5650-ZOS. Proceed to select the features listed which are required and then select any optional features.

Parallel Sysplex License Charge

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSU.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex®, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration No-Charge (SYSUSGREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

Program name: IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator

Program ID: 5650-ZOS

Entitlement Identifier Description License Option/Pricing Metric
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Basic License Monthly Charge PSLC Up to Level D MSU Capacity
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr System Usage Registration No Charge PSLC Up to Level D MSU Capacity
Advanced Workload License Charge

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSUs.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable AWLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration No-Charge (SYSUSGREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

Program name: IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator

Program ID: 5650-ZOS

Entitlement Identifier Description License Option/Pricing Metric
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Basic License Monthly Charge Advanced Workload License Charge
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Workload Registration No Charge Advanced Workload License Charge
Advanced Entry Workload License Charge

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSUs.

Program name: IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator

Program ID: 5650-ZOS

Entitlement Identifier Description License Option/Pricing Metric
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Basic License Monthly Charge AEWLC - Advanced Entry WLC
Country Multiplex License Charge

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSUs.

If there is more than one program copy in a Country Multiplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license if all the copies are licensed to one customer number within the multiplex. If there is more than one customer number, the charge for all copies is prorated to one license for each customer within the multiplex.

For each license being charged, specify the applicable CMLC license options and the prorated quantity of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) for each customer number within the multiplex. For all other program copies, specify the Workload Registration No-Charge (WLREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

Program name: IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator

Program ID: 5650-ZOS

Entitlement Identifier Description License Option/Pricing Metric
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Basic License Monthly Charge Country Multiplex License Charge
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Workload Registration No Charge Country Multiplex License Charge

Solution Consumption License Charge

Program name: IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator

Program ID: 5650-ZOS

Entitlement Identifier Description License Option/Pricing Metric
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Solution Consumption License Charge Monthly Charge Solution Consumption MSU 0
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Solution Consumption License Charge Monthly Charge Solution Consumption MSU 1
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Solution Consumption License Charge Monthly Charge Solution Consumption MSU 10
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Solution Consumption License Charge Registration No Charge Solution Consumption MSU 0
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Solution Consumption License Charge Registration No Charge Solution Consumption MSU 1
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Solution Consumption License Charge Registration No Charge Solution Consumption MSU 10
Variable Workload License Charge

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable WLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the Workload Registration Variable WLC Identifier on the licenses.

Program name: IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator

Program ID: 5650-ZOS

Entitlement Identifier Description License Option/Pricing Metric
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Basic License Monthly Charge Variable Workload License Charge
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Workload Registration No Charge Variable Workload License Charge
Entry Workload License Charge

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.

Program name: IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator

Program ID: 5650-ZOS

Entitlement Identifier Description License Option/Pricing Metric
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Basic License Monthly Charge Entry Workload License Charge
IBM Z Entry License Charge

To order a basic license, specify the program number and machine model.

Program name: IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator

Program ID: 5650-ZOS

Entitlement Identifier Description License Option/Pricing Metric
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Basic License Monthly Charge zSeries Entry License Charge
IBM Z New Application License Charge

z/OS (and z/OS priced features) is the only program eligible for zNALC charges. In the IBM enterprise software billing and fulfillment system, IBM uses the term "Basic License" to indicate licenses that are billable. When software is licensed to a stand-alone server, IBM places basic (billable) licenses on that stand-alone server. When software is licensed to multiple machines in a qualified Parallel Sysplex, IBM places basic (billable) licenses on an entity representing the Sysplex and places registration (no-charge) licenses on each licensed machine belonging to the Parallel Sysplex.

z/OS with zNALC charges can aggregate across servers that participate in a fully qualified Parallel Sysplex. For more information about Parallel Sysplex, go to the IBM System z® Software Pricing website.

In the case that there are multiple servers with z/OS with zNALC charges participating in a qualified Parallel Sysplex and you request aggregated pricing, then IBM will apply the zNALC basic license structure to the Sysplex and apply zNALC no-charge registration licenses to each of the individual servers that comprise the Sysplex.

Program name: IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator

Program ID: 5650-ZOS

Entitlement Identifier Description License Option/Pricing Metric
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Basic License Monthly Charge System z New Application License Charge
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr zNALC Registration No Charge System z New Application License Charge

Multiplex z New Application License Charge

Program name: IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator

Program ID: 5650-ZOS

Entitlement Identifier Description License Option/Pricing Metric
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Basic License Monthly Charge Multiplex z New Application License Charge
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr zNALC Registration No Charge Multiplex z New Application License Charge

Enterprise Solution License Charge

Program name: IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator

Program ID: 5650-ZOS

Entitlement Identifier Description License Option/Pricing Metric
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Basic License No Charge Enterprise Solution FLAT
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Enterprise Solution License Charge Monthly Charge Enterprise Solution MSU
S018H13 IBM z/OS Workload Int Corr Enterprise Solution License Charge Registration No Charge Enterprise Solution MSU
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Orderable Supply ID Description Language
S018H14 IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator 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.

Customization options

Select the appropriate feature number to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Publications

No publications are shipped with the announced product.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only through CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for internet delivery from Shopz. 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 two weeks after the planned availability date.


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Terms and conditions

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The terms are unaffected by this announcement.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through 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 lawful, 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.



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AP distribution

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Country/Region Announced
ASEAN * Yes
India/South Asia ** Yes
Australia Yes
Hong Kong Yes
Macao SAR of the PRC Yes
Mongolia Yes
New Zealand Yes
People's Republic of China Yes
South Korea Yes
Taiwan Yes

* Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Trademarks

MVS is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, z/OS, CICS, Parallel Sysplex, IBM Z, System z, z/VSE and z/Architecture are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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