IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS, V2.5 continues to improve IMS problem determination capabilities

IBM United States Software Announcement 219-266
October 1, 2019

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices
PublicationsPublicationsOrder nowOrder now


At a glance

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IBM® IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS®, V2.5 includes:

  • Improved compliance capabilities, allowing clients to obfuscate sensitive data in a wider range of IMS log types before sharing them with vendors or other organizations
  • Usability enhancements, including:
    • Additional options on the format of CSV files
    • Easier identification of summary records generated by IMS Connect Extensions for z/OS
    • Faster navigation to key fields in IMS log records

IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS has been updated to V2.2 to include the new release of IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS.



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Overview

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IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS, V2.5 is a log analysis tool for IMS Database and IMS Transaction Manager systems that helps systems and application programmers understand IMS transaction behavior and the end-to-end flow of events in their IMS environment. With support for a wide variety of subsystems and log types, IMS Problem Investigator is ideal for diagnosing IMS transaction management system performance issues, identifying database issues, reviewing transaction and subsystem response times, and locating application bottlenecks and poorly performing transactions, and as a tool to facilitate your efforts to reduce CPU consumption.

V2.5 of IMS Problem Investigator includes:

  • Improved compliance capabilities. Scrub can now obfuscate sensitive data in a wider variety of log types, allowing you to share more information with vendors and others as needed. As well as the IMS log, you can now use scrub with IMS Connect Extensions journals, IBM MQ logs, CQS logs, and IBM OMEGAMON® for IMS on z/OS Application Trace Facility (ATF) log streams and extracts.
  • Enhanced usability features based on client requirements:
    • For clients exporting data to CSV format, IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS, V2.5 supports fixed-width format.
    • Summary records generated by IMS Connect Extensions for z/OS can more easily be found without the need to know if they are an IMS or IMS Connect record.
    • The device relative record number (DRRN) is now available as a global field, allowing you to more easily find and filter on this field.

This release also includes all new function APARs shipped with prior releases of IMS Problem Investigator. For more information on new function APARs, see the IBM Support website.

IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS, V2.2 is updated to include the new release of IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS. V2.2 includes:

  • IMS Connect Extensions for z/OS, V3.1
  • IMS Performance Analyzer for z/OS, V4.4
  • IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS, V2.5

For more information on IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS, see the IMS Problem Investigator website.

For more information on IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS, see the IMS Performance Solution Pack website.

These products complement the current portfolio of IBM IMS Tools and solutions. For more information about IMS Tools, see the IMS Tools website.



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Key requirements

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IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS and IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS operate on any IBM Z® hardware configuration that supports the required software. Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.



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Planned availability date

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October 4, 2019



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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

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The programs in this announcement are capable as of their general availability, when used in accordance with associated IBM 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 US Section 508 Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the Product accessibility information website.



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Value Unit-based pricing

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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, see the Terms and conditions section.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5655-R02 2.5.0 IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS
5655-K51 1.1.0 IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS Subscription & Support
5698-P21 2.2.0 IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS
5655-S43 1.1.0 IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS Subscription & Support
Program number Subscription and Support PID number
5655-R02 5655-K51
5698-P21 5655-S43


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Business Partner information

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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 219-266


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Publications

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Publication delivery type legend:

  • "E" - Electronic only
  • "B" - Electronic and Physical

The following publications are shipped with IBM Problem Investigator for z/OS, V2.5 (5655-R02):

Title Order number Delivery type
IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS, V2.5 - Program Directory GI10-8704 E
IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS, V2.5 - License Information CD LC27-9595 B

The following publications are shipped with IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS, V2.2 (5698-P21):

Title Order number Delivery type
IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS, V2.2.0 - Program Directory GI13-4905 E
IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS, V2.2.0 - License Information CD LC27-9520 B

Additional optional publications

The publications for the products in this announcement cannot be ordered in hardcopy. These publications will be available on the general availability date, on the IMS Product Documentation, IMS Tools Product Documentation, and IBM Publications Center websites.

Title Order number
IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS, V2.5 - User's Guide SC27-9600
IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS - Overview and Customization SC17-9519


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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of the lab-based Software Services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends the reach of IBM Software Services through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. IBM provides the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM IMS Tools operate on any IBM Z hardware configuration that supports the required software.

Software requirements

The following are required for IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS, V2.5:

  • z/OS V2.2 (5650-ZOS) or later
  • One of the following versions of IMS:
    • IBM IMS V14.1 (5635-A05)
    • IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V14.1 (5655-TM3)
    • IMS Database Value Unit Edition V14.1 (5655-DSE)
    • IBM IMS V15.1 (5635-A06)
    • IBM IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V15.1 (5655-TM4)
    • IMS Database Value Unit Edition V15.1 (5655-DS5)

IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS, V2.5 has the following conditional operational requisites:

  • One of the following to provide IMS Connect event instrumentation:
    • IMS Connect Extensions for z/OS, V2.4 (5655-S56)
    • IMS Connect Extensions for z/OS, V3.1 (5698-CEX), or later
    • IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-S42)
    • IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS, V2.1 (5698-P21), or later
  • One of the following for creating the IMS transaction index:
    • IMS Performance Analyzer for z/OS, V4.4 (5655-R03), or later
    • IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS, V1.3 (5655-S42)
    • IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS, V2.1 (5698-P21), or later
  • IBM OMEGAMON for IMS on z/OS, V5.3 (5698-T02), or later, for sourcing ATF data for analysis
  • One of the following for Db2® log analysis:
    • IBM Db2 for z/OS, V11 (5615-DB2)
    • IBM Db2 for z/OS Value Unit Edition, V11 (5679-P43)
    • IBM Db2 for z/OS, V12.1 (5650-DB2)
    • IBM Db2 for z/OS Value Unit Edition, V12.1 (5770-AF3)

Software requirements for IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS, V2.2 are the sum of the software requirements for the component products. Refer to the component product documentation for details.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a Program Directory.

Planning information

Packaging

The programs in this announcement are distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document publications (see the Publications section)
  • Media

Direct customer support

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Support Portal website.

Security, auditability, and control

The announced programs use 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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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative.

The following program in this announcement has Value Unit pricing:

PID number Program name Value Unit Exhibit
5655-R02 IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS VUE007
5698-P21 IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS VUE007

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z 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 IBM Z 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

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5655-R02 IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS L-ESMH-BE4RAR
5698-P21 IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS L-ESMH-BEBHTY

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the "Charge Metrics" section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Basic license

The program in this announcement is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD) with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

  MSUs Value Units/MSU
Base 1-3 1.00
Tier A 4-45 .45
Tier B 46-175 .36
Tier C 176-315 .27
Tier D 316+ .20

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

Program name: IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS, V2.5

Program PID: 5655-R02

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S012H7D IBM IMS Problem InvestigatorV2 MultiVersion Measurement No Charge Value Units
  On Off Capacity on demand Temporary Use Charge MSU-DAY(s)
  Use-Based License One-Time Charge Value Units
Orderable supply ID Description Language
S015S94 IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS English US

Program name: IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS, V2.2

Program PID: 5698-P21

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018CRG IBM IMS Performance Sol Pk z/OS MultiVersion Measurement No Charge Value Units
  On Off Capacity on demand Temporary Use Charge MSU-DAY(s)
  Use-Based License One-Time Charge Value Units
Orderable supply ID Description Language
S018CRH IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS English US

Program name: IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS S&S, V1.1.0

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-K51

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S00XT34 IBM IMS Problem Investigator S&S Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
  No charge, decline SW S&S
  Per MSU SW S&S registration
  Multi-Version Measurement S&S NC
Orderable supply ID Description Language
S00XT35 IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS Subscription & Support English US

Program name: IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS S&S, V1.1.0

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-S43

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S015W6V IBM IMS Perf Solution Pack S&S Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
  No charge, decline SW S&S
  Per MSU SW S&S registration
  Multi-Version Measurement S&S NC
Orderable supply ID Description Language
S015TZ1 IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS Subscription & Support English US

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only through CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for internet delivery. For more details on internet delivery, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

IBM recommends internet delivery. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD.

Many products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered through CBPDO and ServerPac 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.

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

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin four weeks after general availability.


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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 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.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

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

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)
  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (JNTC-6011)
  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAAS305 or others)
  • Exhibit for IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAAS400)

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. The 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 - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information number

The following License Information documents apply to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5655-R02 IBM IMS Problem Investigator L-ESMH-BE4RAR
5698-P21 IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack L-ESMH-BEBHTY

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

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 three 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 updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an 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.

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

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 organizations 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.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, go to the Supported product list website.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution 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 IBM Z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The IBM Z 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 IBM Z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program number Program name Terms
5655-R02 IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS Reference-based
5698-P21 IBM IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS Reference-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 an IBM Z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the IBM Z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, go to the IBM Z software pricing website.

Reference based: The required license capacity of an IBM Z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based: The required capacity of a IBM Z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the IBM Z IPLA program executes.

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

Reference based: The required license capacity of an IBM Z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full machine based: The required license capacity of an IBM Z IPLA program with full machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the IBM Z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to the IBM z Systems Machines Exhibit (Z125-3901) or go to the Mainframes section on the IBM Z software pricing website.

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, IBM Z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms add value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the IBM Z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each IBM Z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When an IBM Z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the IBM Z IPLA program must equal 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 IBM Z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be IBM Z (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 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 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.

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of a sub-capacity eligible reference product and machine.

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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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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For information on charges, contact your IBM representative.



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Order now

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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