IBM Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3 speeds development, improves application quality, and provides better compatibility with Interactive System Productivity Facility

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-358
October 4, 2011

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With Rational® Developer for System z® V8.0.3, developers can accelerate the development of:

  • Service-oriented architecture (SOA), including services deployable to CICS®, IMS™, WebSphere® Application Server, and DB2® Stored Procedure environments
  • Dynamic web applications and front ends including HTML, EGL Web UI, EGL Rich UI, Java™ Server Faces (JSF), Java Server Pages (JSP), Java, and Java Enterprise Edition
  • COBOL, PL/I, C++, assembler, and Java applications that can be deployed to z/OS®, AIX®, Linux™ for System z, Linux on Power®, CICS, IMS, batch, z/OS UNIX™, and DB2 Stored Procedure-based environments
  • Mainframe applications with enhanced analysis via integration with IBM® Problem Determination tools, Rational Asset Analyzer, and software lifecycle tools such as source code management systems

The Rational Developer for System z Unit Test environment provides a personal, local test environment for mainframe developers to create and test their code changes in an isolated and controllable environment while reducing the consumption of mainframe MIPS for development activities.



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The Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3 family of products enables companies to accelerate time to market with higher quality solutions while reducing the costs of maintenance over an application's lifetime. Rational Developer for System z positions businesses to design and construct traditional mainframe applications, web applications, and integrated service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based composites quickly and efficiently. It helps companies enhance existing and create new applications in a more productive manner, with a focus on COBOL, PL/I, C, C++, High-Level Assembler, JCL, REXX, and Java.

Rational Developer for System z uses industry standards to simplify the development of rich client interfaces, web user interfaces, traditional terminal interfaces, and back-end, business logic deployable to CICS, IMS, DB2, Batch, z/OS UNIX, AIX, Linux for System z, Linux on Power, and WebSphere transactional environments. Rational Developer for System z integrates with existing System z development processes, including problem determination and System z source management systems.

When Rational Developer for System z is used with the IBM Software Development Platform, developers can extend the environment to meet a broad range of requirements, including change management and testing functions, usable directly from the Rational Developer for System z desktop.

The Rational Developer for System z development environment can also be combined with the Rational Developer for System z Unit Test feature, based on the IBM System z Personal Development Tool. The Rational Developer for System z Unit Test feature add-on creates a personal System z environment for a developer running a PC. The Unit Test environment is designed to enable a virtual System z architecture environment that allows mainframe operating systems, middleware, and software to run unaltered on Intel™ and Intel-compatible platforms such as a Lenovo laptop or IBM System x® server. No System z mainframe hardware is needed.

The Rational Developer for System z family also includes Rational Developer for zEnterprise™, providing a set of tools for exploiting traditional System z environments as well as developing for zBX blades running Power or x86 architectures, providing a complete development toolset for heterogeneous enterprise application.

The Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3 offerings are the follow-on replacement products for WebSphere Studio Enterprise Developer V5, WebSphere Developer for zSeries® V6, WebSphere Developer for System z V7.0, Rational Developer for System z V7.1, Rational Developer for System z V7.5, and Rational Developer for System z V7.6.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001 ).



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  • October 14, 2011 -- Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3: Electronic availability
  • October 21, 2011 -- Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3: Media availability
  • November 10, 2011 -- Rational Developer for System zUnit Test: Electronic availability
  • November 17, 2011 -- Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3 Unit Test -- Media availability


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When Rational Developer for System z is used with the IBM Software Development Platform, developers can extend processing to meet a broad range of requirements addressing SOA applications and integrated lifecycle management directly from Rational Developer for System z.

For the V8, Rational Developer for System z offers three product offerings for greater choice, consumability, and flexibility:

Rational Developer for System z with EGL

Rational Developer for System z with EGL provides a single development environment for modern System z application developers. Rational Developer for System z with EGL allows developers to create traditional System z CICS, IMS, DB2, and Batch applications and connect them to Web 2.0 front-end applications using EGL.

The development environment includes tools for creating and maintaining traditional System z applications and transactional processing, System z web services, as well as lightweight Web 2.0 UI development using EGL. Rational Developer for System z with EGL helps to increase developer productivity by delivering integrated, high-quality code while working within the organizations development processes, tools, and philosophy.

Rational Developer for System z with EGL also helps to make learning the mainframe environment easier for developers new to the platform by offering easily accessible tools and wizards to assist in difficult and complex operations.

Rational Developer for System z with Java

Rational Developer for System z with Java provides a single development environment for heterogeneous enterprise application development with workloads spanning System z runtimes such as CICS, IMS, DB2, and Batch, as well as WebSphere Application Server environments.

The development environment includes tools for creating and maintaining traditional System z applications and transactional processing, System z web services, Web 2.0 applications, and Java Enterprise Edition applications running in WebSphere Application Server. Rational Developer for System z with Java helps to increase developer productivity by delivering integrated, high-quality code while working within the organizations development processes, tools, and philosophy.

Rational Developer for System z with Java also helps to make learning the mainframe environment easier for developers new to the platform by offering easily accessible tools and wizards to assist in difficult and complex operations.

Rational Developer for zEnterprise

Rational Developer for zEnterprise provides a single development environment for heterogeneous enterprise application development with workloads spanning zEnterprise architectures and languages including z/OS, Linux for System z, x86, and Power; languages including Java, COBOL, PL/I, Assembler, EGL, C/C++, and JCL; and runtimes such as AIX, Linux for System z, Linux on Power, x86 Linux, CICS, IMS, DB2, Batch, WebSphere Application Server, as well as WebSphere Compute Grid (Modern/Java Batch) environments on many architectures.

The development environment includes tools for creating and maintaining traditional System z applications and transactional processing, cross-platform web services, Web 2.0 applications, lightweight Web 2.0 applications using EGL, as well as Java Enterprise Edition applications running in WebSphere Application Server. Rational Developer for zEnterprise helps to increase developer productivity by delivering integrated, high-quality code while working within the organizations development processes, tools, and philosophy.

Rational Developer for zEnterprise also helps to make learning the mainframe and zEnterprise environments easier for developers new to the platform by offering easily accessible tools and wizards to assist in difficult and complex operations.

Updated features

Each of the product choices described includes a base set of System z application development tools, but enhanced with additional new functionality as described in the following text. The core System z application development tools include key capabilities for improving the productivity of System z application developers, including CICS, IMS, DB2, Batch, AIX, Linux for System z, x86 Linux, and z/OS UNIX development.

  • Development and maintenance tools for z/OS (COBOL, PL/I, C, C++, Java, High-Level Assembler) applications, as well as access to AIX file systems; z/OS Datasets; Linux for System z, Linux for Power, and Linux for x86 files; and z/OS UNIX file systems; submit z/OS jobs; monitoring z/OS Job execution queues; and debug artifacts after access. The Rational Developer for zEnterprise offering includes additional capabilities for AIX and Linux on Power, which are not found in Rational Developer for System z with Java or Rational Developer for System z with EGL, such as AIX and Linux on Power debuggers.
  • Visually configurable editors and statement assisted creation, and verification of syntax for COBOL, PL/I, C, C++, High-Level Assembler, and Java languages.
  • Tooling to develop, test, and deploy web services to CICS, IMS, and WebSphere environments.

Note: With the availability of the optionally purchasable Rational Developer for System z Unit Test extension, IBM has deprecated the Windows-based unit test capabilities in the Rational Developer for System z Integrated Development Environment products as of V8.0.1. The deprecated capabilities, based on the IBM Windows™ compilers for COBOL and PL/I, CICS TX for Windows, and DB2 for Windows, continues to be supported for defect fixes and support questions, but no new enhancements, feature updates, or additional platform support are planned. These features will be removed from the Rational Developer for System z package at a later date.

Customers using the Windows compilers or wishing to continue using a strategic and supported local test environment from IBM are encouraged to contact an IBM representative to evaluate the Rational Developer for System z Unit Test environment or explore replacement technology for the compilers.

Integrated lifecycle development

  • Tooling to collaborate and share both distributed and System z assets across the team using built-in Rational Team Concert™, Rational ClearCase® version control, IBM Software Configuration and Library Management (SCLM) Toolkit, CA Endevor Software Change Manager, or supplied frameworks for integrating with other source code management systems
  • Access to customized JCL or TSO commands from the workstation to take advantage of existing System z tools in use on the mainframe
  • Ability to adapt and extend the development environment with Eclipse-based plug-ins to match developer needs
  • Drag-and-drop components to quickly build and deploy interactive reports
  • Use Host Access Transformation functions that:
    • Support Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) development. (Note that customers must purchase independent HATS licenses for deployment for production usage.)
    • Provide integrated, rich client access for Rational Developer for System z licensed developers with TSO/ISPF access through a powerful GUI front-end..
  • Integration with IBM Debug Tool for performing cross-platform and multi-language debugging of WAS and System z applications
  • Ability to browse and update DB2 data using JDBC or DB2 connect from the included Rational Developer for System z Data Perspective
  • Ability to browse and update VSAM dataset content via integration with the IBM File Manager plug-in
  • Integration with IBM Fault Analyzer provides accesses to problem reports for diagnosing mainframe application faults

Note: For more information on the IBM Problem Determination Tools (Debug Tool, File Manager, Fault Analyzer, and Application Performance Analyzer) V11.1, refer to Software Announcement 210-308, dated October 5, 2010.

Note: The File Manager Integration feature included in the Rational Developer for System z install was deprecated as of V8.0.3. This integration is replaced with the IBM File Manager plug-in obtained as a part of the IBM File Manager prerequisite product. The File Manager Integration feature of Rational Developer for System z will continue to be supported for defect fixes and support questions, but no new enhancements or feature updates are planned. The File Manager Integration feature will be removed from the Rational Developer for System z package at a later date. All new enhancement requests should be directed to the IBM File Manager product team directly.

Enterprise Service Tools

Enterprise Service Tools is an integrated perspective that assists a Web Service developer in the following tasks:

  • Creating a CICS web service that uses a new or existing CICS application as its application component
  • Creating a IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway web service that uses a new or existing IMS application as its application component
  • Creating a web service that is not runtime-specific from a new or existing application
  • Using the System z Database Application Generator to create a COBOL CICS application that accesses a z/OS DB2 database
  • Developing a comprehensive web service that collects and processes data from multiple sources, including CICS non-terminal applications, CICS terminal applications, and web services

CICS Service Flow feature

CICS TS V4.2 includes support for business services through the service flow runtime capability. This integrated capability of the CICS TS V4.2 runtime is fully compatible with the CICS Service Flow feature V3.2. Customers upgrading to CICS TS V4.2 may use the integrated support for business services in this release as a direct replacement for the CICS Service Flow feature V3.2.

CICS TS V4.2 is shipped with CICS Service Flow runtime, which previously was available only as a separately orderable feature. The runtime allows the deployment of CICS business services (or service flows) created by the Service Flow Modeller component of Rational Developer for System z V7.1, or later.

The base capabilities provided by CICS TS to access CICS application interfaces extend to capabilities such as:

  • Web services
  • Link3270 Bridge
  • Distributed Program Link (DPL)
  • WebSphere MQ Adapter
  • Front End Programming Interface (FEPI)

The CICS Service Flow Runtime exploits these capabilities when generating the CICS business service function to provide the implementation needed to reuse the existing CICS applications as components in the CICS business service flow.

For more information on the CICS Service Flow Feature, refer to Software announcement 205-303 , dated November 22, 2005, for Version 3.1.

For more information on the CICS Service Flow Feature, refer to Software announcement 209-135, dated April 28, 2009.

CICS Service Component Architecture (SCA)

To make it easier to publish and use CICS applications in a service oriented application, CICS TS V4.2 provides infrastructure and run-time support for deploying and managing application components. These components provide a common programming interface for service invocation, and a service description that is compliant with the SCA. Rational Developer for System z provides tooling to assist in modeling, generating, configuring, and deploying the components to the CICS V4.2 environment.

The SCA capability provided by CICS TS gives customers investigating their own component architecture solutions the opportunity to exploit the CICS infrastructure instead, reducing their maintenance costs and potentially providing a richer more flexible solution. For customers that have not yet embarked on a SCA strategy, this capability provides both a low cost of entry option to doing so and a benefit from the CICS tooling enhancements built on top of the component architecture.

For more information on the CICS SCA, refer to Software announcement 209-135 , dated April 28, 2009, for CICS TS V4.1.

New in Version 8.0.3

In addition to delivering over 45 customer requested enhancements, over 100 new and enhanced features and functions in Version 8.0.3 build on an already comprehensive set of features. They support the following themes:

  • More productive application development and maintenance
  • New tools to ensure application quality
  • Improved compatibility with ISPF

More productive application development and maintenance

Expanded real-time syntax check and content assists capabilities including:

  • Improved parsing algorithms which speed validation feedback by up to 50%.
  • More robust language support for COBOL, PL/I, and C++.
  • Better real-time validation of EXEC SQL statements including support for cursors.
  • Support for EXEC DLI statements in both COBOL and PL/I, including content assist, refactor actions, and navigation assistance.
  • Support for EXEC CICS at the CICS TS 4.2 level.
  • Support for EXEC CICS and EXEC SQL validation and content assist in C/C++.
  • Support for pre-processors in real-time syntax check. Can interpret pre-processor information such as PL/I macro execution or custom preprocessors and integrate the output into real-time syntax check results.
  • Language Sensitive help is available for exec blocks, opening the reference manual for the exec statement when a user hits F1 for a quick view of coding options and standards.

New COBOL and PL/I Editor enhancements provide a more productive experience:

  • New actions and preferences for formatting of source code
  • Updated syntax highlighting options including Bold, Italic, and additional styles
  • Markers in the editor as well as the right-hand trim indicate the occurrence of the variable currently highlighted throughout the program, for initial declaration, read, write with unique colors. PL/I does not display write occurrences in a different color at this time.
  • Range indicators that highlight the beginning and end of the paragraph, section, procedure, or division currently being worked on.
  • Selection filtering that allows the editor to focus on a single range of code as denoted by a range indicator, hiding all other aspects of the program.
  • Task Tag support that provides integration into the Eclipse Task view. Allowing users to leave configurable and prioritized TODO markers in their code which will automatically be parsed out and populated in the task list when the editor is saved or opened.
  • Customizable tab stops that provide more configuration options for code style preferences.
  • A new HEX edit view that allows altering the underlying EBCDIC values of the source, useful for cases of working with embedded HEX characters in source literals.
  • New quick fixes that are provided for repairing common configuration and coding errors automatically.
  • New code folding options that allow users to collapse sections of code, such as paragraphs or procedures to hide code from view.

New PL/I capabilities are available in the PL/I editor and LPEX editor providing a more consistent experience with what is available for COBOL:

  • Hyperlink and F3 support for opening of PL/I variable or procedure declarations in the containing program or referenced include files
  • Hover help tooltips on variables and procedures show the declaration of the variable, even when defined in an include file

New Assembler language capabilities are available including:

  • Remote Error feedback
  • Improved content assist
  • Support for assembler macros
  • Support for opening of declarations via F3, similar to COBOL and PL/I
  • New real-time validation of EXEC CICS and EXEC SQL statements in Assembler programs
  • New real-time errors and warnings for invalid whitespace including quickfixes
  • New validation of assembler branch instructions, issuing warnings when labels cannot be located, including quickfixes
  • Join and paste operations that now respect defined margins

The COBOL perform hierarchy are updated to display new icons for conditional execution, fall-through conditions, loops, and exceptions. This enhances the information displayed to the user for understanding control flow of the application.

The Rollout framework initially provided in Version 8.0.1 is enhanced to also include Menu Manager scripts and configuration, DB2 Connections, Code review configurations and more.

The Rollout framework can now be defined for groups or teams of users in addition to globally available definitions. The groups can be defined using RACF® or another SAF framework such as ACF2 or Top Secret, or via LDAP.

Usability updates:

  • Quick link actions to job spool output from job submission confirmation dialogs.
  • Ability to show/hide file extensions in the z/OS Remote Projects view
  • Improved Project/Subproject creation dialog allows for defining new connections in the wizard instead of requiring to shut down the wizard.
  • New zEnterprise perspective (for Rational Developer for zEnterprise) brings together z/OS and AIX projects into a single view.
  • Session time out on Debug sessions saves MIPS for cases where the session was accidentally left open
  • Debug Perspective now offers Single-pane HEX and character rending in a compact display
  • Smart Hover help tooltips in the Debug Perspective show variable declarations in addition to current contents
  • Build and Link options panels for C++ have been combined

SOA, web services, and RESTful services

Several Enterprise Service Tools usability enhancements have been added to simplify and improve the web service development experience. The single-service wizards include enhanced top-down support for IMS PL/I code generation, including new wizards and walkthroughs to help developers with all service development scenarios.

New enhancements include:

  • Improved COBOL XML parsing MIPS /performance via generated code, up to 45% MIPS reduction, and up to 50% performance increases have been seen in lab tests
  • Improved support for Occurs-Depending-on clauses for bottoms-up and meet-in-the-middle scenarios
  • Web Services Description Language (WSDL) validation support
  • Improved support for XML whitespace in PL/I converter generation
  • Support for several IMS PL/I top-down use cases including
    • SOAP fault messages
    • Base64binary encoding of data
    • Variable length IMS message segment size
    • Empty complex types
    • Separation of business logic from protocol logic in generated artifacts

Integrated CICS Explorer™ and Application Deployment Manager tooling

Rational Developer for System z includes a newly upgraded and integrated copy of the CICS Explorer, based on the version made available in CICS TS V4.2 as described in Software Announcement 211-080, dated April 5, 2011. The CICS Explorer is enhanced with the Rational Developer for System z Application Deployment Manager (ADM). The CICS Explorer and ADM allow you to query, define, and install needed CICS resources, Services, SCA bundles, OSGi bundles, and ATOM feeds. The combination of CICS Explorer and Rational Developer for System z simplifies the CICS development process by removing or automating several manual steps in the service deployment and testing cycle.

The developer no longer has to return to the green screen, or work with CICS System Programmers via manual interaction, to define many of the CICS application resources they need for testing application changes. Rational Developer for System z also gives developers the ability, if permitted in the CICS environment, to define and manage their own CICS resource definitions to speed applications development. Combined with the Rational Developer for System z Manifest Process Tool tech preview, developers and systems programmers can collaborate in an easier manner to improve and speed CICS application development workflow. These tools also ease the maintenance and development of CICS application in the Rational Developer for System z Unit Test environment where developers may not have much CICS environment management experience.

The Rational Developer for System z Enterprise Service Tools and z/OS project structures have been integrated with ADM to define and manage CICS application resources that need to be defined for CICS Web Services and Service Flows and transactional applications to be deployed and tested. The resource definitions can be tied to the artifacts generated and maintained by Rational Developer for System z and managed as part of the software life cycle via a source code management system such as Rational Team Concert.

The integrated CICS Explorer also provides the foundation within Rational Developer for System z for integrating the suite of CICS Tools from IBM - Interdependency Analyzer, Performance Analyzer, and Configuration Manager. The eclipse interfaces for these tools are provided separately, but can be integrated into the Rational Developer for System z shell to provide a single workbench for all CICS development activities.

New tools to ensure application quality

Code review

A new "Code Review for COBOL" feature provides developers the capability to analyze COBOL code early in the development phase, to ensure they are following their company's internal guidelines, best practices, and coding standards.

The Software Analyzer Configuration dialog is used to create an analysis configuration that specifies the scope and rule set for the analysis, providing the ability to flexibly define multiple rule sets for various applications, teams, or standards compliance cases. Your COBOL rule set is defined by selecting from rules provided by Rational Developer for System z in a number of categories, together with rules that you create by customizing templates. These analysis configurations can be centrally administered using the Rational Developer for System z Rollout capability.

The COBOL code review can be run on all COBOL files in the workspace, within one or more local projects, or on a single source file. Code review can also be run on a remote COBOL file, if the file is open in an edit session.

The results from the COBOL code review are displayed in a Software Analyzer Results view. When selected, the source file is opened in the editor and the line in violation is highlighted. An HTML or PDF report can also be generated from these results.

Code coverage

Line-level code coverage is now available for compiled language applications, including applications written in C/C++, COBOL, PL/I, and HLASM in addition to the existing support for Java. Starting code coverage is as simple as compiling with debug information and launching your application under the debugger, with special options. Results are summarized, displayed, and compared using a graphical environment built right in to the client.

Users can now begin to measure code coverage of existing applications, or combine code coverage data from applications executing in multiple languages, runtimes, and environments to gather a complete perspective on application quality.

Improved compatibility with ISPF

Improved performance

  • Member open and download improved by up to 5%.
  • Member save and upload improved by up to 25%.
  • Remote search execution improved by up to 30%.
  • Endevor display performance improved up to 90%.
  • SCLM DT edit/checkout and copybook retrieve up to 20%.
  • SCLM DT project population performance improved by up to 80% for large projects.

A new System z Data Editor allows users to browse and edit flat file (QSAM) data similar to capabilities provided by ISPF, without requiring IBM File Manager. This new editor allows browsing and editing of large data files with improved usability and performance over the existing LPEX editor, with specific features for displaying, navigating, and searching subsets of the large data files. The System z Data Editor provides a basic data editing experience, but still allows users to avoid returning to the green screen for daily data management activities. For an enhanced experience with such features as copybook templates and subsetting, integration with IBM File Manager is still required.

New VSAM allocation wizards allow users to create new VSAM datasets from the desktop instead or returning to the green screen or having to create and submit jobs.

New ability to browse load module contents allowing inspection of z/OS binaries.

New actions to View a member from the Remote System Explorer in addition to Open and Browse actions.

New job filter capabilities similar to SDSF allowing to only display jobs in held vs running versus queued status.

New right-click action allows users to change passwords on remote systems.

The remote search dialogs have been simplified to improve the search experience from the desktop including:

  • Progressive result display to improve responsiveness while results are loading
  • Simplified query criteria to narrow down searches
  • Filtering of search results to subset queries easily in real time without resubmitting a search query

New extensions to the Retrieve Dataset wizards allow for drilling down to easily locate members in addition to datasets. Members can be directly opened or created without needing to define a filter in the Remote Systems Explorer or z/OS Project view.

All Rational Developer for System z editors now support editing of embedded HEX characters. Previously certain embedded HEX characters caused the editor to open in read-only mode and require returning to the green screen editor to repair. Now all members should be able to open for edit directly in the eclipse workbench.

Equivalent support for the ISPF UPPER command, helping developers who have coding conventions requiring use of uppercase to easily make code compliant.

Improved compatibility with SDF2 for BMS map editing including:

  • Ability to import SDF2 metadata embedded in BMS map source using DGIDSBMS including:
    • Repeat blocks
    • Field level comments
    • Alternate symbolic map structure names and level numbers
  • Support for non-contiguous arrays
  • Support for alphanumeric only generation of symbolic maps

Improved compatibility with SCLM including:

  • Showing SCLM account status in properties view
  • Supporting multiple SCLM account files
  • Retrieving all INCL ARCHDEF members on a populate request

Improved compatibility with CA Endevor including:

  • New support for managing packages via a new CA Endevor Packages RAM. Allows creation, promotion, and viewing of existing and new packages directly from Endevor
  • New Endevor Package editor. Allows creation or editing of new or existing package Source Control Language (SCL) under Endevor management
  • New actions to facilitate CASTing of packages in the IDE workflow
  • New support for displaying Endevor elements and packages in the CARMA Fields Table view, showing element properties and statuses next to element display listings including the ability to sort by property
  • New support for running selected long-running operations, such as GENERATE and ADD/UPDATE, in batch instead of online

Rational Developer for System z Unit Test

Rational Developer for System z Unit Test is an add-on feature to either Rational Developer for System z with Java, Rational Developer for System z with EGL, or Rational Developer for zEnterprise. Rational Developer for System z Unit Test, based on the IBM z Personal Development Tool provides a small-scale, personal test environment for developers running z/OS and z/OS middleware from IBM, but on an Intel or Intel-compatible (x86) Personal Computer (PC), eliminating the cost differentials that exist between distributed and existing mainframe development environments. Running a personal System z development environment on a PC allows a more portable, flexible, and lower-cost environment for individual developers. Please note, Rational Developer for System z Unit Test may not be used for production workloads of any kind, nor robust development workloads including without limitation production module builds, preproduction testing, stress testing, or performance testing.

Running a personal System z development environment on a PC allows a more portable, flexible, and lower-cost environment for individual developers, equivalent to what Rational Developer for System z offered with the WebSphere Application Server Unit Test Environment in past versions.

The Rational Developer for System z Unit Test environment provides a more modern, agile developer workbench to accelerate delivery of new workloads spanning multiple runtimes. The Rational Developer for System z Unit Test environment can be assigned to a single developer in a small system configuration, or can support small-scale team environment on a server platform. These environments can be tailored to a single developer or a team's runtime needs without altering existing mainframe testing environments. The Rational Developer for System z Unit Test environment can provide a greater level of control for developers to implement quick environment changes, such as defining new transactions and resource definitions using the CICS Explorer tools in Rational Developer for System z, without having to involve production operations staff to setup these configurations on the mainframe.

Developers also have easier access to modern versions of the IBM middleware, in the Unit Test environment without having to wait for system upgrades on the mainframe. Developers can explore new CICS or IMS features, investigate new architectural models, and perform their first series of tests as well as regression testing, without worrying about changes coming from other developers causing unexpected errors. Using the Unit Test environment developers can build and test System z applications anywhere and anytime, without impacting the production operations of an organization.

The Rational Developer for System z Unit Test environment comes packaged with a preconfigured set of IBM software entitled for development usage specifically in the Rational Developer for System z Unit Test environment including:

  • z/OS V1.11, including subfeatures
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V7.0
  • CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) V3.2 and V4.1
  • IMS V10.1 and V11.1
  • DB2 for z/OS V9.1 and V10.1
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0
  • IBM Java SDK for z/OS V5.0 and V6.0
  • Enterprise COBOL V4.2
  • Enterprise PL/I V3.9
  • XL C++ V1.11
  • IBM Rational COBOL Runtime V6.0 (EGL)
  • IBM Debug Tool V10.1

The included IBM software products are provided for development purposes only on an as-is basis. No support is provided for the included software.

Running the Rational Developer for System z Unit Test environment

The Rational Developer for System z Unit Test environment requires a license of either Rational Developer for System z with EGL, Rational Developer for System z with Java, or Rational Developer for zEnterprise to install and operate for each user. The Unit Test environment is licensed and activated via a USB Hardware key, which is provided in the Unit Test media pack. Each developer machine running the Unit Test environment is required to procure and activate a USB Hardware Key from IBM. If the USB Hardware Key is not present in the developer machine or accessible using the newly available License Key server, and activated via the IBM activation process, then the Unit Test environment software will be non-functional. Ensure that you order and activate the appropriate number of USB Hardware Keys when making your purchase.

New in Version 8.0.3

The Rational Developer for System z Unit Test feature parts have been renamed for additional clarity:

  • Rational Developer for System z Unit Test Extension - Desktop User enables a single virtual unit test engine environment. A single test engine environment is appropriate for small machines, such as a developer laptop. One engine will facilitate most types of traditional System z application testing such as Batch, CICS, IMS, DB2, COBOL, PL/I, and assembler. This offering is targeted at an individual user on a small system.
  • Rational Developer for System z Unit Test Extension - Server User enables a three virtual unit test engine environment. A three test engine environment is appropriate for server machines supporting a team of developers or specialty workload. The three engines can be configured to test applicability of application code to zAAP or zIIP processors in addition to normal development and unit testing. Three engines will allow a wider range of testing options including all the options of the Rational Developer for System z Unit Test Standard configuration, but also facilitating testing of Java, WebSphere, and more data processing options in DB2.

Note that in a multiuser configuration all users must be licensed to the same Rational Developer for System z Unit Test level.

The Rational Developer for Systemz Unit Test Extension - Server User is now licensed using a Single Install metric where users are assigned and managed per machine. Please take this into consideration at time of purchase.

When purchasing the Server User option, the package also includes the use of a License Server option. The License Server allows for the USB Hardware key to be plugged into a centralized location for management and allocation of licenses out to various servers without the need to plug an individual USB Hardware Key into every machine. The License Server allows servers to be provisioned more easily and flexibly into a networked or BladeCenter® environment where USB access may be restricted.

The License Server can be used with a new model of USB Hardware Key made available with the Rational Developer for System z Unit Test Extension- Server User media pack which will allow for multiple servers to be licensed from a single high-capacity USB Hardware Key. This will allow enterprises to lower the number of USB Hardware Keys required for hosting multiple machines, ease management and maintenance tasks, and ease rollout across the enterprise. The new USB Hardware key is only available for Unit Test - Server Users v8.0.3 and above.

The Rational Developer for System z Unit Test feature is also updated to include:

  • Scripts and additional documentation for TCP/IP configuration
  • DB2 for z/OS V10.1

Rational Developer for System z online resources

Rational Developer for System z has a variety of resources online to collaborate with the development organization and the community of Rational Developer for System z developers at large:

Demos on the IBM Education Assistant for learning the features of Rational Developer for System z:

Rational Developer for System z

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/ieduasst/rtnv1r0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.iea.rdz/plugin_coverpage.html

CICS Transaction Server

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/ieduasst/stgv1r0/index.jsp

The User Forum for Q&A, best practices, news, and discussions around IBM Rational Developer for System z

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/dw_forum.jsp?forum=1131

The IBM COBOL Cafe for latest technical information, business news, conference, seminar, Web-cast and event information about COBOL related products and systems, as well as Rational Developer for System z news, discussions, blogs, and resource libraries

http://www.ibm.com/rational/cafe/community/cobol

Rational Developer for System z RFE community for creating/managing your own Requests For Enhancement for IBM Rational products

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/support/rational/rfe/?PROD_ID=23

Additional information

Summary of Rational Developer for System z

Rational Developer for System z consists of a common workbench and an integrated set of tools that support end-to-end, model-based application development, run-time testing, and rapid deployment of on demand applications. It offers integrated development environments (IDE) with advanced, easy-to-use tools and features to help WebSphere, CICS, and IMS developers rapidly design, code, and deploy complex applications.

Web, Java Enterprise Edition, and Java development

Web development

  • Helps develop creative and data-rich web-based applications
  • Provides visual layout tools to help you write Java Server Faces (JSF), JavaServer Pages (JSP), EGL Web UI, EGL Rich UI, and HTM
  • Includes a wizard to develop servlet and page handler code
  • Lets you create web applications from database queries and beans
  • Includes graphic-design software for producing static and animated output
  • Supports Java Enterprise Edition coding and deployment

Java development

  • Helps create Java code
  • Helps enable incremental compilation and provides a common local and remote debugger benefit
  • Includes Java source file tools to search, compare, and merge code and refactoring tools to help reorganize Java applications

Java Enterprise Edition platform support

  • Features full Enterprise JavaBeans™ (EJB) support, Web Archive (WAR) and Enterprise Application Archive (EAR) deployment support
  • Includes an updated EJB test client and an enhanced unit-test environment to create multiple projects with different unit-test configurations

Analysis and performance profiling

  • Collects and presents Java run-time data in graphical and non-graphical views
  • Helps detect application performance issues early in the development cycle and improves overall system efficiency

z/OS and z/OS UNIX development

  • Provides an interactive, workstation-based environment with quick access to IBM z/OS datasets and z/OS UNIX Hierarchical File System (HFS)/System z File System (zFS) files
  • Creates Assembler, COBOL, PL/I, C, C++, and Java code
  • Creates, maintains, and debugs CICS and IMS system-based code, IMS and Structured Query Language (SQL) statements

Composite development

Web services and XML development

  • Offers the ability to create, view, edit and validate WSDL, document-type definitions (DTD) and XML schemas, transforms XML documents into text, HTML, or other XML document types
  • Integrates relational databases and XML
  • Generates COBOL or PL/I adapters and CICS TS V3 WSBind for converting between Web Service Description Language (WSDL), XML, and CICS program data in a web services environment
  • Generates COBOL or PL/I adapters, WSDL, and configuration files for enabling IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway to accept web service calls to IMS transactions

Testing and deployment

Allows cross-platform interactive testing, debugging, and deployment of JSP, EGL programs, servlets, page handlers, Rich UI applications, EJB, and HTML files on local and remote web application servers as well as z/OS CICS, IMS, batch, DB2, and z/OS UNIX debugging of COBOL, PL/I, C, C++ and assembler applications.

Web services deployment

  • Helps build and deploy Web services-enabled applications across a broad range of platforms
  • Offers tools to help ensure conformance to standards such as UDDI for Java, Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), and web services Description Language (WSDL)

Relational database

  • Helps create and manipulate project data design as relational database (RDB) schemas
  • Writes queries against local and remote data.

Globalization support

A multilingual version of this product is available in English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.

Bundled offerings

The Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3 media package contains complimentary bundled offerings. Usage of and service support for these bundled offerings is subject to restrictions. These restrictions are described in the License Information documents. In order to use any of the bundled offerings outside of the usage restrictions and to receive full service support, you must obtain a separate license for the offering.

The bundled offerings in Rational Developer for System z with EGL include:

  • Rational Business Developer V8.0.1 -- Helps developers quickly design, develop, analyze, test, profile, and deploy high-quality Web, SOA, and Web 2.0 applications. Optimized for WebSphere software, this tool provides capabilities for deploying to other runtime platforms, helping customers increase productivity, minimize the learning curve, and shorten development and test cycles.
  • TXSeries for Developers V7.1 -- This is a special edition of TXSeries for Multiplatforms V7.1 made for Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3
  • DB2 Workgroup Edition V9.7
  • DB2 Connect™ V9.7

The bundled offerings in Rational Developer for System z with Java include:

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V8.0.3 -- Helps developers quickly design, develop, analyze, test, profile, and deploy high-quality web, SOA, Java, J2EE, and portal applications. Optimized for WebSphere software, this tool provides capabilities for deploying to other runtime platforms, helping customers increase productivity, minimize the learning curve, and shorten development and test cycles.
  • WebSphere Application Server for Developers V7.0 and V8.0
  • WebSphere Portal Enable for Multiplatforms V6.1
  • CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V7.1
  • TXSeries for Developers V7.1 -- This is a special edition of TXSeries for Multiplatforms V7.1 made for Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3
  • DB2 Workgroup Edition V9.7
  • DB2 Connect V9.7

The bundled offerings in Rational Developer for System zEnterprise include:

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V8.0.3
  • Rational Business Developer V8.0.1
  • WebSphere Application Server for Developers V7.0 and V8.0
  • WebSphere Portal Enable for Multiplatforms V6.1
  • CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V7.1
  • TXSeries for Developers V7.1 -- This is a special edition of TXSeries for Multiplatforms V7.1 made for Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3
  • DB2 Workgroup Edition V9.7
  • DB2 Connect V9.7

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Rational Developer for System z is capable as of October 14, 2011 , when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following website

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


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5724-T07   8.0.3                        IBM Rational Developer for
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The following educational offerings are available:

Course code            Course title           Course type
 
SW913                  Advanced Web-to-Host   Classroom
                        Application
                        Integration using IBM
                        WebSphere HATS
SW337                  CICS AD support for    Classroom
                        SOAP and XML
CI172                  CICS Application       Classroom
                        Programming I
CI181                  CICS Application       Classroom
                        Programming II
CI19                   CICS Application       Classroom
                        Programming with Java
SW336                  CICS Web Enablement    Classroom
XC242                  COBOL Programming      Classroom
                        Workshop
RN110                  COBOL with IBM         Classroom
                        Rational Developer
                        for System z V8.0.3
CI71                   Connecting CICS to     Classroom
                        WebSphere Application
                        server via CICS
                        Transaction Gateway
SW737                  Connecting the         Self-study
                        Enterprise
SW758                  EGL Generation of      Self-study
                        COBOL using WebSphere
                        Developer for System
                        z
SW757                  EGL and JSF            Self-study
                        Development using
                        WebSphere Developer
                        for System z
SW509                  EGL for z/OS           Classroom
                        Environments using
                        WebSphere Developer
                        for System z
SW728                  Enterprise             Self-study
                        Development with IBM
                        WebSphere Developer
                        for System z
SW745                  Fault Analyzer         Self-study
SW744                  File Manager           Self-study
SW912                  IBM WebSphere Host     Classroom
                        Access Transformation
                        Services Introduction
SW501                  Intro to Web Services  Classroom
                        Development with IBM
                        Rational Application
                        Developer
JA321                  Introduction to        Classroom
                        Developing OO
                        Applications with
                        Java for Procedural
                        Developers
SW700                  Introduction to EDI    Self-study
                        Concepts and
                        Standards
SW244                  Introduction to Java   Classroom
                        using IBM Rational
                        Application Developer
WF311                  Servlet and JSP        Classroom
                        Development with IBM
                        Rational Application
                        Developer
SW502                  Web Services           Classroom
                        Development with IBM
                        Rational Application
                        Developer

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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


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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. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. 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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Hardware requirements

For the most current list of Hardware prerequisites, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/products/developer/systemz/
Software requirements

For the most current list of Software prerequisites, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/products/developer/systemz/

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.

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IBM Rational Developer for System z

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Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Rational Developer for System   Rational Other  Rational Other
 z Unit Test Desktop User
IBM Rational Developer for System   Rational Other  Rational Other
 z Unit Test Server User
IBM Rational Developer for System   Rational Other  Rational Other
 z with EGL
IBM Rational Developer for System   Rational Other  Rational Other
 z with Java
IBM Rational Developer for          Rational Other  Rational Other
 zEnterprise
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Rational Developer for System z   5724-T07   Per Authorized User
 Unit Test Desktop User                           Single Session
IBM Rational Developer for System z   5724-T07   Per Authorized User
 Unit Test Desktop User                           Single Session for
                                                  System z
IBM Rational Developer for System z   5724-T07   Per Authorized User
 Unit Test Server User                            Single Install for
                                                  System z
IBM Rational Developer for System z   5724-T07   Per Authorized User
 Unit Test Server User                            Single Install
IBM Rational Developer for System z   5724-T07   Per Floating User
 with EGL                                         
IBM Rational Developer for System z   5724-T07   Per Authorized User
 with EGL                                         for System z
IBM Rational Developer for System z   5724-T07   Per Authorized User
 with EGL                                         
IBM Rational Developer for System z   5724-T07   Per Floating User
 with EGL                                         for System z
IBM Rational Developer for System z   5724-T07   Per Floating User
 with Java                                        
IBM Rational Developer for System z   5724-T07   Per Floating User
 with Java                                        for System z
IBM Rational Developer for System z   5724-T07   Per Authorized User
 with Java                                        
IBM Rational Developer for System z   5724-T07   Per Authorized User
 with Java                                        for System z
IBM Rational Developer for            5724-T07   Per Floating User
 zEnterprise                                      for System z
IBM Rational Developer for            5724-T07   Per Authorized User
 zEnterprise                                       
IBM Rational Developer for            5724-T07   Per Authorized User
 zEnterprise                                      for System z
IBM Rational Developer for            5724-T07   Per Floating User
 zEnterprise                                      

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Authorized User is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. An Authorized User is an individual (named or unnamed) within or outside of your enterprise. The program may be installed on one or more computers or servers and accessed by the number of users authorized by the Proof of Entitlement (PoE). You must have an entitlement for each Authorized User accessing the program or any program component in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Floating User

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Note:Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case the following applies: Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the Program or that is otherwise managed by the Program is considered a separate User of the Program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Passport Advantage program licenses

Rational Developer for System z

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
Rational Developer for System z Unit Test Desktop User
RDz Unit Test Ext-DesktopUser Auth User Sgl Session      E08TWLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
RDz Unit Test Ext-DesktopUser Auth User Sgl Session      D0D40LL
 Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
RDz Unit Test Ext-DesktopUser Auth User Sgl Session Lic  D0D3DLL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
RDz Unit Test Ext-DesktopUser Auth User Sgl Session SW   D0D3ELL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
RDz Unit Test Ext-DesktopUser Auth User Sgl Session      E08UALL
 Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Developer for System z with EGL
RDz EGL Authorized User License & Software               D053NLL
 Subscription/Support 12 Month
RDz EGL Authorized User SW Subscription/Support          D053PLL
 Reinstatement 12 Months
RDz EGL Authorized User Software Subscription and        E05DLLL
 Support Annual Renewal
RDz EGL Flt User Sgl Inst Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo         D0BLTLL
RDz EGL Flt User Sgl Inst Lic & Software Subscription    D055QLL
 and Support 12Months
RDz EGL Flt User Sgl Inst SW Subscription/Support        D055ZLL
 Reinstatement 12Months
RDz EGL Flt User Sgl Inst Software Subscription and      E05EFLL
 Support Annual Renewal
RDz EGL Flt User Sgl Inst SubSq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo         E084QLL
Ratl Developer For Sys Z Egl Auth User Initl FT Lic+S&S  D0BLRLL
 12 Mo
Ratl Developer For Sys Z Egl Auth User SubSq FT Lic+S&S  E084NLL
 12 Mo
IBM Rational Developer for System z with Java
RDz Java Authorized User License & Software              D057XLL
 Subscription/Support 12 Month
RDz Java Authorized User SW Subscription/Support         D057YLL
 Reinstatement 12 Months
RDz Java Authorized User Software Subscription and       E05FBLL
 Support Annual Renewal
RDz Java Flt User Sgl Inst Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo        D0BLXLL
RDz Java Flt User Sgl Inst Lic & Software Subscription   D0576LL
 and Support 12 Month
RDz Java Flt User Sgl Inst SW Subscription/Support       D0577LL
 Reinstatement 12 Month
RDz Java Flt User Sgl Inst Software Subscription and     E05EZLL
 Support Annual Renewal
RDz Java Flt User Sgl Inst SubSq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo        E084ULL
Ratl Developer For Sys Z Java Auth User Initl FT         D0BLVLL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Developer For Sys Z Java Auth User SubSq FT         E084SLL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Developer for zEnterprise
RDzEnterprise Per Authorized User Annual SW S&S Rnwl     E0ARJLL
RDzEnterprise Per Authorized User Initl FT Lic+S&S 12    D0GU9LL
 Mo
RDzEnterprise Per Authorized User Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo     D0GRMLL
RDzEnterprise Per Authorized User SW S&S Reinstate 12    D0GRNLL
 Mo
RDzEnterprise Per Authorized User Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12    E0ASTLL
 Mo
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Annual SW S&S Rnwl         E0ASRLL
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo     D0GUBLL
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo         D0GU3LL
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo     D0GU4LL
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo     E0ASVLL
IBM Rational Developer for System z Unit Test Server User
RDZ Unit Test Ext-ServerUser Auth User Single Install    E0D6BLL
 ANNUAL SW S&S RNWL
RDZ Unit Test Ext-ServerUser Auth User Single Install    D0M1YLL
 INITL FT LIC+S&S 12 M
RDZ Unit Test Ext-ServerUser Auth User Single Install    D0M1TLL
 LIC + SW S&S 12 MO
RDZ Unit Test Ext-ServerUser Auth User Single Install    E0D6ELL
 SUBSQ FT LIC+S&S 12 M
RDZ Unit Test Ext-ServerUser Auth Usr Single Install SW  D0M1ULL
 S&S REINSTATE 12 Mo

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

IBM Rational Developer for System z

                                                        Trade-up
                                                        part
Precursor product           Trade-up product            number
 
IBM Rational Developer for zEnterprise
IBM Rational Developer for  RDzEnterprise Float User    D0GU5LL
 zEnterprise Auth User       from RDzEnterprise AU
                             Trade Up Lic + SW S&S 12
                             Mo
IBM Rational Developer for System z with Java
IBM WebSphere Developer     RDz Java Auth User Tradeup  D05A4LL
 Debugger for System z       from WDDz Lic& SW
                             Subscription/Support 12
                             Mnth
IBM Rational Application    RDz Java AuthUser Tradeup   D05A6LL
 Developer for WebSphere     from RAD Lic&SW
 Software                    Subscription/Supt 12 Mnth
Competitor                  RDz Java Authorized User    D0GR8LL
                             from Competitor Trade Up
                             Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM WebSphere Developer     RDz Java Floating User      D05AULL
 Debugger for System z       Tradeup from WDDz Lic& SW
                             Subscription/Supt.  12
                             Mnth
IBM Rational Developer for  RDz Java Floating User      D0AYLLL
 System z with Java Auth     from RDz Java Auth User
 User                        Trade Up Lic + SW S&S 12
                             Mov
IBM Rational Application    RDz Java FloatingUser       D05AWLL
 Developer for WebSphere     Tradeup from RAD Lic&SW
 Software                    Subscript/Supt. 12Months
IBM Rational Developer for System z with EGL
IBM WebSphere Developer     RDz EGL Auth User Tradeup   D059TLL
 Debugger for System z       from WDDz Lic& SW
                             Subscription/Support 12
                             Mnth
IBM VisualAge® Generator     RDz EGL AuthUser Tradeup    D059ULL
                             from VisAgeGen Lic&SW
                             Subscription/Supt 12 Mnth
Competitor                  RDz EGL Authorized User     D0GPZLL
                             from Competitor Trade Up
                             Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM WebSphere Developer     RDz EGL Floating User       D05A0LL
 Debugger for System z       Tradeup from WDDz Lic& SW
                             Subscription/Supt.
                             12Mnths
IBM Rational Developer for  RDz EGL Floating User from  D0AYDLL
 System z with EGL Auth      RDz EGL Auth User Trade Up
 User                        Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM VisualAge Generator     RDz EGL FloatingUser        D05A1LL
                             Tradeup from VisAgeGen
                             Lic&SW Subscript/Supt.
                             12Mnths

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
RDz EGL V8.0.3
IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR SYSTEM Z WITH EGL V8.0.3      BT0G0ML
 MEDIA PACK
RDz Java V8.0.3
IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR SYSTEM Z WITH JAVA V8.0.3     BT0G1ML
 MEDIA PACK
RDz UT Desktop User V8.0.3
IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR Z UT V8.0.3-ONE HARDWARE KEY  BT0G3ML
 MEDIA PACK
IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR Z UT V8.0.3-FIVE HARDWARE     BT0G4ML
 KEY MEDIA PACK
IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR Z UT V8.0.3-TEN HARDWARE KEY  BT0G5ML
 MEDIA PACK
IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR Z UT V8.0.3-TWENTY-FIVE       BT0G6ML
 HARDWARE KEY MEDIA PACK
IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR Z UT DSK V8.0.3 SOFTWARE      BT0G7ML
 DISTRIBUTION MEDIA PACK
RDz UT Server User V8.0.3
IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR Z UT SVR V8.0.3 SOFTWARE      BT0G8ML
 DISTRIBUTION MEDIA PACK
IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR Z UT SVR HCU V8.0.3-ONE       BT0GAML
 HARDWARE KEY MEDIA PACK
RDzEnterprise V8.0.3
IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR ZENTERPRISE V8.0.3 MEDIA      BT0G2ML
 PACK

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Rational Developer for System z Unit Test Server User V8.0.3

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G8ML
 System z Unit Test Server   Z UT SVR V8.0.3 SOFTWARE
 User per Authorized User    DISTRIBUTION MEDIA PACK
 Single INSTALL
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0GAML
 System z Unit Test Server   Z UT SVR HCU V8.0.3-ONE
 User per Authorized User    HARDWARE KEY MEDIA PACK
 Single INSTALL
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0GAML
 System z Unit Test Server   Z UT SVR HCU V8.0.3-ONE
 User per Authorized User    HARDWARE KEY MEDIA PACK
 Single INSTALL for System
 z
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G8ML
 System z Unit Test Server   Z UT SVR V8.0.3 SOFTWARE
 User per Authorized User    DISTRIBUTION MEDIA PACK
 Single INSTALL for System z

Rational Developer for zEnterprise V8.0.3

IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G2ML
 zEnterprise per Authorized  ZENTERPRISE V8.0.3 MEDIA
 User                        PACK
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G2ML
 zEnterprise per Authorized  ZENTERPRISE V8.0.3 MEDIA
 User for System z           PACK
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G2ML
 zEnterprise per Floating    ZENTERPRISE V8.0.3 MEDIA
 User SINGLE INSTALL         PACK
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G2ML
 zEnterprise per Floating    ZENTERPRISE V8.0.3 MEDIA
 User SINGLE INSTALL for     PACK
 System z

Rational Developer for System z Unit Test Desktop User V8.0.3

IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G4ML
 System z Unit Test Desktop  Z UT V8.0.3-FIVE HARDWARE
 User per Authorized User    KEY MEDIA PACK
 Single Session
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G7ML
 System z Unit Test Desktop  Z UT DSK V8.0.3 SOFTWARE
 User per Authorized User    DISTRIBUTION MEDIA PACK
 Single Session
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G3ML
 System z Unit Test Desktop  Z UT V8.0.3-ONE HARDWARE
 User per Authorized User    KEY MEDIA PACK
 Single Session
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G5ML
 System z Unit Test Desktop  Z UT V8.0.3-TEN HARDWARE
 User per Authorized User    KEY MEDIA PACK
 Single Session
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G6ML
 System z Unit Test Desktop  Z UT V8.0.3-TWENTY-FIVE
 User per Authorized User    HARDWARE KEY MEDIA PACK
 Single Session
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G5ML
 System z Unit Test Desktop  Z UT V8.0.3-TEN HARDWARE
 User per Authorized User    KEY MEDIA PACK
 Single Session for System
 z
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G6ML
 System z Unit Test Desktop  Z UT V8.0.3-TWENTY-FIVE
 User per Authorized User    HARDWARE KEY MEDIA PACK
 Single Session for System
 z
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G3ML
 System z Unit Test Desktop  Z UT V8.0.3-ONE HARDWARE
 User per Authorized User    KEY MEDIA PACK
 Single Session for System
 z
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G4ML
 System z Unit Test Desktop  Z UT V8.0.3-FIVE HARDWARE
 User per Authorized User    KEY MEDIA PACK
 Single Session for System
 z
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G7ML
 System z Unit Test Desktop  Z UT DSK V8.0.3 SOFTWARE
 User per Authorized User    DISTRIBUTION MEDIA PACK
 Single Session for System
 z

Rational Developer for System z with EGL V8.0.3

IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G0ML
 System z with EGL per       SYSTEM Z WITH EGL V8.0.3
 Authorized User             MEDIA PACK
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G0ML
 System z with EGL per       SYSTEM Z WITH EGL V8.0.3
 Authorized User for System  MEDIA PACK
 z
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G0ML
 System z with EGL per       SYSTEM Z WITH EGL V8.0.3
 Floating User SINGLE        MEDIA PACK
 INSTALL
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G0ML
 System z with EGL per       SYSTEM Z WITH EGL V8.0.3
 Floating User SINGLE        MEDIA PACK
 INSTALL for System z

Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3

IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G1ML
 System z with Java per      SYSTEM Z WITH JAVA V8.0.3
 Authorized User             MEDIA PACK
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G1ML
 System z with Java per      SYSTEM Z WITH JAVA V8.0.3
 Authorized User for System  MEDIA PACK
 z
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G1ML
 System z with Java per      SYSTEM Z WITH JAVA V8.0.3
 Floating User SINGLE        MEDIA PACK
 INSTALL
IBM Rational Developer for  IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0G1ML
 System z with Java per      SYSTEM Z WITH JAVA V8.0.3
 Floating User SINGLE        MEDIA PACK
 INSTALL for System z

Cross-platform products

Cross-platform products for use on System z

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on System z servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a System z server. Otherwise order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement

Rational Developer for System z

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Developer for System z Unit Test Desktop User
RDz Unit Test Ext-DesktopUser Auth User Sgl Ses Sysz     D0D41LL
 Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
RDz Unit Test Ext-DesktopUser Auth User Sgl Ses Sysz SW  D0D3KLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
RDz Unit Test Ext-DesktopUser Auth User Sgl Ses Sysz     E08UBLL
 Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
RDz Unit Test Ext-DesktopUser Auth User Sgl Sess Sysz    E08U1LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
RDz Unit Test Ext-DesktopUser Auth User Sgl Sess Sysz    D0D3JLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Developer for System z with EGL
RDz EGL Auth User Sys z License & Software               D054WLL
 Subscription/Support 12 Month
RDz EGL Auth User Sys z Software Subscription and        E05DZLL
 Support Annual Renewal
RDz EGL Auth User Sys z Software Subscription/Support    D054XLL
 Reinstatemnt 12Mnths
RDz EGL Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo   D0BLULL
RDz EGL Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z Lic&Software             D0572LL
 Subscription/Support 12Months
RDz EGL Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z SW Subscription/Support  E05EXLL
 Annual Renewal
RDz EGL Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z SW Subscription/Supt     D0573LL
 Reinstatement 12Mnt
RDz EGL Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z SubSq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo   E084RLL
Ratl Developer For Sys Z Egl Auth User Sys Z Initl FT    D0BLSLL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Developer For Sys Z Egl Auth User Sys Z SubSq FT    E084PLL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Developer for System z with Java
RDz Java Authorized User Sys z License&Software          D0587LL
 Subscription/Support 12Mnth
RDz Java Authorized User Sys z SW Subscription/Supt.     D0588LL
 Reinstatement 12Months
RDz Java Authorized User Sys z Software                  E05FGLL
 Subscription/Support Annual Renewal
RDz Java Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo  D0BLYLL
RDz Java Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z Lic&Software            D0570LL
 Subscription/Support 12 Month
RDz Java Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z SW                      E05EWLL
 Subscription/Support Annual Renewal
RDz Java Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z SW Subscription/Supt    D0571LL
 Reinstatement 12Mnt
RDz Java Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z SubSq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo  E084VLL
Ratl Developer For Sys Z Java Auth User Sys Z Initl FT   D0BLWLL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Developer For Sys Z Java Auth User Sys Z SubSq FT   E084TLL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Developer for zEnterprise
RDzEnterprise Per Auth.User for System z Annual SW S&S   E0ARLLL
 Rnwl
RDzEnterprise Per Auth.User for System z Initl FT        D0GUALL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
RDzEnterprise Per Auth.User for System z Lic + SW S&S    D0GRPLL
 12 Mo
RDzEnterprise Per Auth.User for System z SW S&S          D0GRSLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
RDzEnterprise Per Auth.User for System z Subsq FT        E0ASULL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z Annual SW S&S Rnwl   E0ASSLL
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z Initl FT Lic+S&S 12  D0GUCLL
 Mo
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo   D0GU6LL
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z SW S&S Reinstate 12  D0GU7LL
 Mo
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12  E0ASWLL
 Mo
IBM Rational Developer for System z Unit Test Server User
RDZ Unit Test Ext-ServerUser Auth User Sgl Inst Sys z    D0M21LL
 Initl FT LIC+S&S
RDZ Unit Test Ext-ServerUser Auth User Sgl Inst Sysz     E0D6CLL
 ANNUAL SW S&S RNWL
RDZ Unit Test Ext-ServerUser Auth User Sgl Inst Sysz     D0M1VLL
 LIC + SW S&S 12 MO
RDZ Unit Test Ext-ServerUser Auth User Sgl Inst Sysz     E0D6GLL
 SUBSQ FT LIC+S&S 12 MO
RDZ Unit Test Ext-ServerUser Auth User Sgl Inst Sysz SW  D0M1WLL
 S&S REINSTATE 12 MO
Cross-platform product for use on System z IFL engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

Trade-up licenses for Cross-platform products

IBM Rational Developer for System z

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Rational Developer for zEnterprise
IBM Rational Developer for  RDzEnterprise FUz from      D0GU8LL
 zEnterprise Auth User for   RDzEnterprise AUz Trade Up
 Sys z                       Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Developer for System z with Java
IBM WebSphere Developer     RDz Java Auth User Sys z    D05A8LL
 Debugger for System z       Tradeup from WDDz Lic& SW
                             Subscription/Supt 12Mnth
Competitor                  RDz Java Auth.User for Sys  D0GR9LL
                             z from Competitor Trade Up
                             Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Application    RDz Java AuthUser Sys z     D05AALL
 Developer for WebSphere     Tradeup from RAD Lic&SW
 Software                    Subscription/Supt 12 Mnths
IBM Rational Developer for  RDz Java Float User z from  D0AYMLL
 System z with Java Auth     RDz Java Auth User z Trade
 User for Sys z              Up Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Application    RDz Java FloatingUser Sys   D05B2LL
 Developer for WebSphere     z Tradeup from RAD Lic&SW
 Software                    Subsc/Supt 12Mnths
IBM WebSphere Developer     RDz Java FloatingUser Sys   D05B0LL
 Debugger for System z       z Tradeup from WDDz Lic&SW
                             Subsc/Supt 12Mnths
IBM Rational Developer for System z with EGL
Competitor                  RDz EGL Auth.User for Sys   D0GQ0LL
                             z from Competitor Trade Up
                             Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM VisualAge Generator     RDz EGL AuthUser Sys z      D059YLL
                             Tradeup from VisAgeGen
                             Lic&SW Subscript/Supt
                             12Mnth
IBM WebSphere Developer     RDz EGL AuthUser Sys z      D059XLL
 Debugger for System z       Tradeup from WDDz Lic&SW
                             Subscription/Supt 12Mnths
IBM Rational Developer for  RDz EGL Float User z from   D0AYELL
 System z with EGL Auth      RDz EGL Auth User z Trade
 User for Sys z              Up Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM VisualAge Generator     RDz EGL FloatingUser Sys z  D05A3LL
                             Tradeup from VisAgeGen
                             Lic&SW Subsc/Supt 12Mnth
IBM WebSphere Developer     RDz EGL FloatingUser Sys z  D05A2LL
 Debugger for System z       Tradeup from WDDz Lic&SW
                             Subsc/Supt 12Mnths


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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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

License Information form number(s)
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM Rational Developer for System z       5724-T07   Multiple
                                                     Licenses
Rational Developer for System z           5724-T07   L-SDUA-8K7KRE
Rational Developer for System z Unit      5724-T07   L-DCWN-8L2KC7
 Test

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. This warranty does not apply to the Supporting Programs of the Rational Developer for System z Unit Test extension, which are provided unwarranted.

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 technical support

Technical support for the Rational Developer for System z with Java, Rational Developer for System z with EGL, Rational Developer for zEnterprise, and the System z Personal Development Toolkit component of the Rational Developer for System z Unit Test program products version or release will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee. There is no support offered for the Supporting Program IBM middleware portion of the Rational Developer for System z Unit Test feature.

Money-back guarantee

For clarification, note that 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 the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Usage restriction

Yes. The IBM Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3 media package contains complimentary bundled offerings. Usage of and service support for these bundled offerings is subject to restrictions. These restrictions are described in the License Information documents. In order to use any of the bundled offerings outside of the usage restrictions and to receive full service support, you must obtain a separate license for the offering.

The Technology Previews are unwarranted software provided "as is" for evaluation and feedback purposes only. These Technology Previews are not covered under the same licensing, warranty, program technical support and software maintenance as the Rational Developer for System z product. For each Technology Preview, there is a separate license with unique terms and conditions covering licensing, warranty, program technical support and software maintenance. See the license for the Technology Preview you want to evaluate to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of that software.

Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance)

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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, 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, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

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

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.



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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software ValueNet®, if applicable. Additional information is also available at

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

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller


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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 1 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com

For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.ibm.com
Mail:
IBM Teleweb Customer Support
ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
Markham, Ontario
Canada
L3R 2Z1
Reference: AE001

ibm.com® (formerly known as ShopIBM)

http://www.ibm.com/shop

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

IMS, zEnterprise, Rational Team Concert, CICS Explorer, DB2 Connect and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Rational, System z, CICS, WebSphere, DB2, z/OS, AIX, IBM, System x, zSeries, ClearCase, RACF, BladeCenter, Passport Advantage, Express, VisualAge, ValueNet and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft 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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IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

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