IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2 offers the flexibility to license the Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V5.2 compiler with a Value Unit price metric

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP17-0442
July 17, 2017

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IBM® Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS® delivers a compiler with a one-time charge price metric that is based on Value Units. The Value Unit price metric supports both full-capacity and sub-capacity environments.

Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2 delivers the following new features and enhancements:

  • Exploits the new IBM z14 hardware.
  • Provides several performance enhancements.
  • Offers more messages to help improve code quality.
  • Implements more than five client-requested requirements.


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Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, which is based on Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V5.2, is a leading-edge, z/OS-based compiler that helps you create and maintain mission-critical, line-of-business PL/I applications to execute on your IBM z™/OS® operating systems. The applications that are created by using Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS can interoperate with IBM CICS®, IBM DB2®, IBM IMS™, and other transactional and data systems.

This compiler can help facilitate your new, on-demand business endeavors by helping to integrate PL/I and web-based business processes in web services, XML, Java™, and PL/I applications. This compiler's interoperability helps you capitalize on your existing IT investments while more smoothly incorporating new, web-based applications as part of your organization's infrastructure.

Version 5.2 offers:

  • Exploitation of the new IBM z14 hardware
  • Several performance enhancements, particularly to SELECT and INLIST
  • More messages to help improve code quality
  • Compilation of programs with SQL statements under z/OS UNIX System Services
  • Over five additional client-requested enhancements that include:
    • Microseconds for improved accuracy in REPATTERN
    • Improved diagnosis of missing returns from functions
    • Support for inlining of nested functions
    • Message to explain when a function is not inlined
    • Flagging of incorrect PLIXOPT declares

Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2 reinforces the continuing IBM commitment to the PL/I programming language on the z/OS platform and the continued delivery of new features.

With Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2, you can take advantage of more than 50 years of IBM experience in PL/I compiler development.



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Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2 requires the z/OS V2.1 (5650-ZOS) operating system, or later.

For additional details, refer to the Software requirements section.



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September 8, 2017



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Usability enhancements

The compiler now:

  • Uses microseconds as the intermediate value in REPATTERN and thereby produces more accurate date-time conversions.
  • Supports a 64-bit specific value for the NULL() built-in function.
  • Flags code where the program logic could lead to the END statement even though the containing PROC was a function that should return a value.
  • Flags SELECT statements where an expression in a WHEN clauses matches a previous expression in one of the WHEN clauses in its containing SELECT statement.
  • Flags more code where INIT could be replaced by VALUE.
  • Flags a function that returns the address of an AUTOMATIC variable (because that address will be unreliable when used by the invoker of the function).
  • Supports inlining of nested functions.
  • Issues a message to explain when a function is not inlined.
  • Flags a function that tries to return an address that points to automatic storage.
  • Flags any declare of a variable named PLIXOPT that does not have the correct attributes for it to define run-time options.
  • Flags logical AND and logical OR operations whose operands are identical.
  • Flags code where the VALUE type function is applied to a structure type that is only partially initialized.
  • Supports the compilation of programs with SQL statements under z/OS UNIX System Services.

Performance improvements

  • The new level 12 of the ARCH compiler option allows the compiler to exploit the new IBM z14 hardware. In particular, this leads to improved performance for some PICTURE and some FIXED DECIMAL calculations.
  • The code for INLIST is improved when the first argument is CHAR(n) with 1 <= n <= 4 and all the other arguments are CHAR with length <= n.
  • The code for INLIST is improved when the first argument is CHAR(n) with 1 <= n <= 4 and all the other arguments are CHAR with length <= n.
  • The code for SELECT(x) has been improved when x is CHAR.

Use of System Management Facilities records to ease administration

A new level of z/OS System Management Facilities (SMF) tracking support within Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5 allows you, when you have implemented sub-capacity tracking, to reduce your administrative reporting overhead. SMF collects and records system and job related information that is used by the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) to report on sub-capacity products.

With Version 5, Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS is instrumented so it can be tracked by SMF89 records. If you have enabled the collection of SMF70 and SMF89 records on your machine and you are using SCRT to report the usage of the PL/I compiler, you will no longer have to tell SCRT where your PL/I compiler runs. Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5 can now automatically be tracked by SMF89 records and is supported by SCRT Java release V23.13.4 and SCRT Classic release V23.7.4 . You must use SCRT Java release V23.13.4 or SCRT Classic release V23.7.4, or a later release, whenever you use Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.

In conjunction with the SMF record support, system administrators can now define a disablement policy through the SYSx.PARMLIB(IFAPRDxx) parameter library. This client-requested feature can be used to disable the use of the Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5 compiler within a specific z/OS system.

You continue to gain the benefits of implementing sub-capacity for Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5 while reducing your administrative overhead.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details about accessibility compliance, can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.

Value Unit-based pricing

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

For each z Systems 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, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool, go to the IBM System z® Software Pricing website.

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 z Systems IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.



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Program number VRM Program name
5655-EPL 5.2.0 IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS V5

Product identification number

Program PID number Subscription and Support PID number
5655-EPL 5655-EPS


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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Hardcopy publications that are available with the program

The following are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

  • License Information (provided on CD-ROM) (LC27-9031)
  • Program Directory (SC27-9032)


Softcopy publications that are available from Information Centers

Links to PDF and xhtml version of the Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V5.2 documentation (Equivalent to Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2) are available at the Information Center.


Hardcopy publications that are available from the Publication Center

The following publications can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center portal after planned availability. To order, use the Publications Center contact your IBM representative.

Title Order number
Licence Agreement / License Information LC27-9031
Program Directory SC27-9032

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 they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2 runs and generates code that runs on the following IBM Z servers:

  • IBM z14
  • IBM z13™
  • IBM z13s
  • IBM zEnterprise® EC12 (zEC12)
  • IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12)
  • IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196)
  • IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114)

Software requirements

z/OS V2.1 (5650-ZOS), or later is required.

Optional licensed programs

Depending on the functions used, one or more of the following programs may be required:

  • IBM CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS, V5 (5655-Y04)
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, V4 (5655-S97)
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Value Unit Edition, V5 (5722-DFJ)
  • Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V6 (5655-EC6)
  • Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5 (5655-W32)
  • Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V4 (5655-S71)
  • Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V5 (5655-PL5)
  • Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4 (5655-W67)
  • IBM DB2® 11 for z/OS (5615-DB2)
  • DB2 10 for z/OS (5605-DB2)
  • DB2 11 for z/OS Value Unit Edition (5697-P43)
  • DB2 10 for z/OS Value Unit Edition (5697-P31)
  • IBM Debug for z Systems, V14.1 (5655-Q50)
  • Debug for z Systems, V14.0 (5655-Q50)
  • Debug Tool for z/OS, V13.1 (5655-Q10)
  • IBM DFSORT element of z/OS (5650-ZOS)
  • IBM z/OS High Level Assembler/MVS™ and VM and VSE, Version 1.6 (5696-234)
  • IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS, V14.1 (5655-Q41)
  • Fault Analyzer for z/OS, V13.1 (5655-Q11)
  • IBM File Manager for z/OS, V14.1 (5655-Q42)
  • File Manager for z/OS, V13.1 (5655-Q12)
  • IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS, V14.1 (5655-Q49)
  • Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS, V14.0 (5655-Q49)
  • Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS, V13.1 (5655-Q09)
  • IBM IMS V14 (5635-A05)
  • IMS V13 (5635-A04)
  • IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V14 (5655-TM3)
  • IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V13 (5655-TM2)
  • IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V12 (5655-TM1)
  • IBM IMS Database Value Unit Edition V14 (5655-DSE)
  • IMS Database Value Unit Edition V13 (5655-DSM)
  • IBM Developer for z Systems, V14 (5724-T07)
  • IBM Rational® Developer for System z®, V9 (5724-T07)
  • Rational® Developer for System z, V8.5 (5724-T07)
  • IBM VS FORTRAN, V2 (5668-806, 5688-087)
  • IBM Application Delivery Foundation for z Systems, V3.1 (5655-AC6)
  • Application Delivery Foundation for z Systems, V3.0 (5655-AC6)
  • Application Delivery Foundation for z Systems, V 1.2 (5697-CDT)
  • XL C/C++ with Enterprise PL/I (You must use the XL C/C++ feature of z/OS, V2.1, (5650-ZOS) or later.)

Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2 in this announcement is supported for use only with the announced and currently supported levels of IBM software in the previous list. Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2 should continue to work with certain earlier, unsupported IBM software products.

IBM will undertake to fix problems found by using Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2 in this announcement with the earlier mentioned, unsupported product levels. IBM must be able to reproduce the problem by using a supported level of the same product. If the problem can be reproduced and fixed, the fix will be developed and tested using supported levels of IBM software. If a fix is made available, it is likely to work on the unsupported product level; however, IBM cannot guarantee that the fix will work with the unsupported product.

Companion products

None.

Limitations

Additional information may be listed in the License Information document.

See additional information in the License Information documents found on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

User Group requirements

This announcement addresses the following requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

Requirements addressed include:

  • RFE88094
  • RFE90976
  • RFE99268
  • RFE99575
  • RFE99592

Planning information

Packaging

Packaging Information

The Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2 (5655-EPL) package includes:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • Program Directory (SC27-9032)
  • License Document CD containing agreements and license information (LC27-9031)

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software.

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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Consult your IBM representative.

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-based pricing.

Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit
5655-EPL IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5 VUE007
5655-EPS IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS Subscription and Support VUE007

For each z Systems 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 z Systems 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 z Systems 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.


Ordering z/OS through the internet

Shopz provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). For more details and availability, go to the Shopz website.

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5 5655-EPL Value Unit
IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS SubScription and Support 5655-EPS Value Unit

Basic license


On/Off CoD

Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name: IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2

Program PID: 5655-EPL

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S01872P IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5 Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

  MSUs Value Units/MSU
Base 1-3 1
Tier A 4-45 0.45
Tier B 46-175 0.36
Tier C 176-315 0.27
Tier D 316 or greater .2

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.

Program name: IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5.2

Program PID: 5655-EPL

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S01872P IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5 Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
S01872P IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V5 MultiVersion Measurement No Charge
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S01872R US English 3590 Tape
S01878S Japanese 3590 Tape

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-EPS

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S01872L IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS S&S Basic MSC, per Value Unit SW S&S
S01872L IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS S&S No charge, decline SW S&S
S01872L IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS S&S Per MSU SW S&S registration
S01872L IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS S&S MultiVersion Measurement S&S No Charge
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S01872M English Hardcopy publication
S01878T Japanese Hardcopy publication

Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS is designed for clients who are adopting DevOps on IBM Z. It comes with built-in capacity to cover the increase in PL/I compile workload caused by moving to continuous delivery.


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 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:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

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 z Systems 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, ServerPac, SystemPac, FunctionPac, and ProductPac®.

All of these customized offerings are offered for internet delivery in countries where Shopz 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, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

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:

  • 3590
  • 3592

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac, SystemPac, FunctionPac, and ProductPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered through CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac 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, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

For additional information about the Product ServerPac option, refer to Software Announcement ZP12-0358, dated July 31, 2012..

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

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac, SystemPac, FunctionPac and ProductPac shipments will begin four weeks after general availability due to additional customization, and data input verification.



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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 IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

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. IBM z Systems Operational Support Services - Support Line is an option if you desire added services.

License Information number

L-JWOG-ALZPZA

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

A License Document CD-ROM (LDCD) is shipped with the program media. The LDCD identifier is LC27-9031.

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 Software Support Handbook.

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 two 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 versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, Long Term Support Releases or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with six months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative. 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 restriction

Yes

Additional restriction may be listed in the License Information document.

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

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 Software Support Handbook.

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.

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 by 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, go to the IBM Support Handbooks page.

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, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® website.

IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. When ordering through the program number process, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Education Software Allowance Program applies when ordering through the program number process.

ESAP available

Yes, to qualified customers.

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 z Systems 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 z Systems 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 z Systems IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program number Program name Terms Parent, if applicable
5655-EPL IBM Enterprise PL/I Value Unit Edition for z/OS , V5 Execution-based  
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 z Systems IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the z Systems IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, go to the IBM System z Software Contracts website.

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

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

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

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to 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, z Systems IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the z Systems 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 z Systems IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a z Systems IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the z Systems 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 z Systems 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 z Systems IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

IBM Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing for z/OS IPLA Software applies.

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 z Systems On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



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