IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms 9.3 and IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition 9.3 deliver enhanced security and simplified DevOps

IBM Latin America Software Announcement LP22-0078
April 19, 2022

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Product positioningProduct positioningPricesPrices
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionRegional availabilityRegional availability
Program numberProgram number


Overview

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IBM® CICS® Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) for Multiplatforms 9.3 and IBM CICS TG Desktop Edition 9.3 can provide high-performing, security-rich, and scalable connectivity to CICS Transaction Server family, CICS TX family, and IBM TXSeries® for Multiplatforms. Specifically, CICS TG for Multiplatforms 9.3 and CICS TG Desktop Edition 9.3 deliver new capabilities:

  • Containerization
    • Introduction of a container image for CICS TG for Multiplatforms to enable rapid deployment on cloud infrastructure. This new container image is based on Red Hat® Universal Base Image (UBI) and is available on both Linux® on IBM Z® and Linux on Intel™ platforms. It can be deployed on IBM z/OS® Container Extensions (IBM zCX).
  • Platform support
    • Ability to operate as a 32-bit or 64-bit address space. CICS TG 1 9.3 can operate as a 32-bit or 64-bit 2 address space, enabling organizations to standardize on a 64-bit ecosystem.
    • Support for Linux on Power® Little Endian (LE). This support enables organizations to leverage IBM Power hardware as a choice of deployment.
  • Security
    • New APIs to support standardized security solutions using JSON Web Token (JWT) for Java™, Java Enterprise Edition Connector Architecture (JCA), Microsoft™ .NET Framework, and .NET Core client applications.
    • Support for identity propagation with IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty. The CICS TG 9.3 resource adapter can be configured with the Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) login module to provide identity propagation to CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS).
  • .NET applications
    • Optimal resource utilization and quicker response times using connection pools in .NET Framework and .NET Core. This capability supersedes IBM SupportPac CA77: CICS Transaction Gateway connection pooling for Microsoft .NET, which is no longer required.
    • Support for national language support (NLS)-enabled CICS TG messages in .NET Framework and .NET Core applications.
  • High availability and scalability
    • CICS TG 9.3 supports high-availability topologies and request validation rules. This capability supersedes IBM SupportPac CA1T: High-availability exits for use with CICS TG, which is no longer required.
  • New JCA management contracts
    • The CICS TG 9.3 resource adapter now supports all three management contracts described in the JCA 1.7 specification: LocalTransaction, XATransaction, and NoTransaction.

1 Where the text describes the joint capabilities of CICS TG for Multiplatforms 9.3 and CICS TG Desktop Edition 9.3, then it is simply referred to as CICS TG 9.3.

2 64-bit support is available on IBM AIX®, Linux on IBM Z, Linux on Intel, and Linux on Power LE.

Support for IBM CICS Explorer®

The CICS TG plug-in for CICS Explorer is updated to support CICS Explorer and IBM Explorer for z/OS (z/OS Explorer) Aqua.



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Key requirements

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CICS TG 9.3 has the following software requirements:

  • IBM AIX 7.1, or later
  • Linux on IBM Z: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 3 or RHEL 8 3 ; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 4 or SLES 15
  • Linux on Power Big Endian (BE): RHEL 7; SLES 12 (with 64-bit kernel)
  • Linux on Power LE: RHEL 8; SLES 15
  • Linux on Intel: RHEL 7 or RHEL 8; SLES 12 or SLES 15; Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or Ubuntu 20.04 (with 64-bit kernel, which includes Desktop versions with 64-bit kernel)
  • Linux on Intel: RHEL 7 or RHEL 8 compatible environments 5
  • Microsoft Windows™ 10 Professional and Enterprise Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard (including Small Business Server), Enterprise, and Datacenter Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard (including Small Business Server), Enterprise, and Datacenter Editions
  • IBM 32-bit Runtime Environment and Java Technology Edition 8.0 (Linux on Power BE, Microsoft Windows)
  • Semeru Runtime Open Edition 11.0.13 (AIX, Linux on Intel, Linux on IBM Z, Linux on Power LE)

CICS TG for Multiplatforms container image has the following minimum software requirements:

  • Docker runtime 20.10.7 or Podman runtime 3.0.2

3 RHEL 7.7, or later and RHEL 8.1, or later.

4 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1, or later.

5 RHEL-compatible environments must be compatible with binary and source that is supported by the RHEL releases listed previously.

For further details, see the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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  • April 29, 2022: CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms 9.3
  • April 29, 2022: CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition 9.3

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Description

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New capabilities of CICS TG 9.3

  • Containerization

    The CICS TG for Multiplatforms container image enables rapid deployment across cloud platforms of choice. The CICS TG container image supports hybrid cloud topology to enable integration with CICS TS, CICS TX, and TXSeries for Multiplatforms. Containerization also enables simplified integration of Gateway and JEE application servers for local mode topology through a DevOps pipeline.

    The CICS TG container offering is available on both Linux on IBM Z and Linux on Intel platforms. The Linux on IBM Z image can be deployed on IBM zCX.

  • Platform support

    CICS TG 9.3 can operate in a 32-bit or 64-bit address space, enabling organizations to standardize on a 64-bit ecosystem. Users can execute 64-bit CICS TG applications using local mode or remote mode topology through IP Interconnectivity (IPIC), Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), or Systems Network Architecture (SNA) protocols.

    CICS TG 9.3 enhances the platform coverage by supporting the new Linux on Power LE platform.

    CICS TG 9.3 supports only 32-bit mode on Linux on Power BE and Microsoft Windows.

  • Security

    CICS TG 9.3 provides an ability to design a standard security solution based on JWT. As an open industry standard, JWT provides authorization and authentication as two of its key use cases and benefits. Additional benefits of JWT include self-contained tokens that have built-in expiry mechanisms. It is also widely used in the design of SSO-based authentication solutions.

    The ability to design a standard security solution in CICS TG 9.3, using JWT, is achieved in the following ways:

    • The CICS TG Gateway daemon extracts a distributed identity from the JWT and propagates it to CICS TS. The mapped RACF® identity can then be used for the authorization of CICS resources. This capability is supported with the IPIC protocol only.
    • The CICS TG Gateway daemon extracts the RACF identity from the JWT where it is used for the authorization of CICS resources. This capability is supported with the IPIC protocol and External CICS Interface (EXCI) protocol.

    The organization's applications, written in Java, JCA, .NET Framework, and .NET Core, can use CICS TG APIs to set JWT in an EXCI request.

  • .NET applications

    CICS TG 9.3 delivers multiple improvements in .NET applications, such as support for .NET Framework 4.7 and support for .NET Core 3.1. Both .NET Framework and .NET Core applications can use connection pool capability for optimal resource utilization and reduction in response time. This new capability in CICS TG 9.3 removes the dependency on IBM SupportPac. Details can be found on the CA77: CICS Transaction Gateway connection pooling for Microsoft .NET web page. This capability also adds NLS support for CICS TG messages in .NET Framework and .NET Core applications. Support is provided in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Turkish. CICS TG applications do not need to be recompiled to use this capability.

  • High availability and scalability

    CICS TG 9.3 provides sample CICS request exits, to be used with CICS TG, to create high-availability and request validation rules. These exits enable a high-availability infrastructure to be created quickly, using rules defined in a simple text-based configuration file. The rules define a set of policies to validate and workload balance ECI requests across defined CICS servers. This provides increased availability to CICS applications accessed from remote clients using the facilities of CICS TG. This new CICS TG 9.3 capability removes the dependency on SupportPac. Details can be found on the CA1T: High availability exits for use with CICS TG web page.

  • Identity propagation

    CICS TG 9.3 provides support for identity propagation with WebSphere Application Server Liberty. The CICS TG resource adapter can be configured with the Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) login module to provide identity propagation. This capability requires WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.5, or later.

  • New JCA management contracts

    CICS TG 9.3 enables usage of NoTransaction management contract. The CICS TG resource adapter now supports all three management contracts described in the JCA 1.7 specification: LocalTransaction, XATransaction, and NoTransaction. This setting can be specified at the connection factory level to provide flexibility in designing Java EE applications.

CICS TG Software Development Kit (SDK)

The CICS TG SDK contains all of the CICS TG JAR files, RAR files, shared libraries, headers, libraries, and schemas required to write, compile, and ship a CICS TG application for any supported edition of CICS TG. To ensure that the latest release of the CICS TG SDK is readily available, it is only available to download from the IBM Support website.

Support for CICS Explorer

CICS Explorer is the strategic management interface for CICS TS, and it is updated to support the latest CICS TS and CICS Tools capabilities.

The CICS TG plug-in for CICS Explorer is updated to support CICS Explorer 5.5 and z/OS Explorer 3.1 Aqua. This update includes support for the new and enhanced capabilities of CICS TS 5.6. The latest release of CICS Explorer makes it easier to see the CICS data that is required by providing enhanced customization options for table views, which can then be saved for future use.

The CICS TG plug-in for CICS Explorer is available separately, at no charge. Organizations can download the CICS TG plug-in from the IBM Mainframe Downloads website.



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Product positioning

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CICS TG is the premier IBM enterprise connector using native connectivity to the CICS family of products. It is production proven for organizations as a high-performing, security-rich, and scalable method to CICS TS, CICS TX (Standard and Advanced), and TXSeries for Multiplatforms products. CICS TG:

  • Delivers access to CICS applications for multiple types of the organization's client applications, while requiring minimal changes to CICS and usually no changes to existing CICS applications
  • Provides quick and easy connector access to CICS applications from a wide variety of environments, including Java, JCA, C, .NET Framework, and .NET Core applications
  • Enables the reuse of existing CICS applications as services in comprehensive and sophisticated JEE and web services solutions hosted on powerful application servers, such as WebSphere Application Server
  • Enables a container capability for hybrid application deployment and provides access to CICS applications from cloud platforms of choice

In addition to CICS TG for z/OS and CICS TG for Multiplatforms, CICS TG Desktop Edition delivers low-cost, desktop connectivity to CICS for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and UNIX® operating systems. CICS TG Desktop Edition provides access from a single-user workstation to the tried and trusted transactional capabilities of the entire family of CICS servers.

All releases of CICS TG provide connectivity to CICS for JEE-certified application servers, as well as enable wide range of application platforms to integrate with CICS. This includes applets, servlets, and C, COBOL, Java, and .NET Framework-based applications.

CICS TG supports common programming frameworks to enable a wide variety of application platforms to integrate securely with CICS. JCA provides the highest quality of service, for example, connection pooling and transaction management, for applications deployed to a JEE application server, such as WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Application Server Liberty. Furthermore, the CICS TG API for C, COBOL, Java, and .NET Framework-based applications enable Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux platforms to exploit the robust and scalable connectivity available through CICS TG.

Organizations that are not yet running CICS TG for Multiplatforms 9.3 or CICS TG Desktop Edition 9.3 should make plans to upgrade to these new releases of CICS TG.



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Statement of general direction

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IBM makes the following statements of general direction:

  • IBM intends that a future release of CICS TG for Multiplatforms and CICS TG Desktop Edition will end support for Microsoft Windows 32 bit.
  • IBM intends that a future release of CICS TG for Multiplatforms and CICS TG Desktop Edition will end support for Linux on Power BE.
  • IBM intends that a future release of CICS TG for Multiplatforms and CICS TG Desktop Edition will support 64-bit applications only.

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



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Reference information

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For information on CICS TG for z/OS 9.3, see Software Announcement LP20-0211, dated August 18, 2020.

For information on CICS TS 5.6, see Software Announcement LP20-0032, dated April 7, 2020.

For information on z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition 3, see Software Announcement LP19-0529, dated October 15, 2019.

For information on the end-of-service of CICS TG for z/OS 9.0, see Withdrawal Announcement LP19-0336, dated August 6, 2019.



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Program number

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Program number (PID) VRM Program name
5724-I81 9.3.0 CICS TG for Multiplatforms
5725-B65 9.3.0 CICS TG Desktop Edition


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express website.



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Publications

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Product documentation for CICS TG 9.3 is available in IBM Documentation.

Other resources for related IBM publications include the following:

National language versions

Some documentation is translated into languages other than English. For more information, see the IBM Publications Center.



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

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Systems Lab Services offers a wide range of infrastructure services for IBM Power servers, IBM Storage systems, IBM Z, and IBM LinuxONE. Systems Lab Services has a global presence and can deploy experienced consultants online or onsite around the world.

For assistance, contact Systems Lab Services at ibmsls@us.ibm.com.

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Expert Labs' deep alignment with IBM product development allows for a strategic advantage as they are often the first in line to get access to new products, features, and early visibility into roadmaps. This connection with the development enables them to deliver First of a Kind implementations to address unique needs or expand a client's business with a flexible approach that works best for their organization.

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These services can help clients deploy and integrate IBM Security software, extend their team resources, and help guide and accelerate successful hybrid cloud solutions, including critical strategies such as zero trust. Remote and on-premises software deployment assistance is available for IBM Cloud Pak® for Security, IBM Security QRadar®/QRoC, IBM Security SOAR/Resilient®, IBM i2®, IBM Security Verify, IBM Security Guardium®, and IBM Security MaaS360®.

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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

CICS TG 9.3 runs on any of the following hardware, which is supported by an operating system that is listed in the Software requirements section:

  • AIX:
    • IBM Power system supported by IBM AIX
  • Linux:
    • Intel Pentium™ IV processor, or later
    • Intel x86-64 or AMD x86-64 processor
    • 64-bit Power supported by Linux
    • IBM Z supported by Linux
  • Microsoft Windows:
    • Intel Pentium IV processor, or later
    • Intel x86-64 or AMD x86-64 processor supported by Microsoft Windows

Details of the latest hardware and software requirements for CICS TG can be found in IBM Documentation.

Software requirements

CICS TG 9.3 has the following software requirements:

  • IBM AIX 7.1, or later
  • Linux on IBM Z: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)7 3 or RHEL 8 3 ; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 4 or SLES 15
  • Linux on Power BE: RHEL 7; SLES 12 (with 64-bit kernel)
  • Linux on Power LE: RHEL 8; SLES 15
  • Linux on Intel: RHEL 7 or RHEL 8; SLES 12 or SLES 15; Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or Ubuntu 20.04 (with 64-bit kernel, which includes Desktop versions with 64-bit kernel)
  • Linux on Intel: RHEL 7 or RHEL 8 compatible environments 5
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard (including Small Business Server), Enterprise, and Datacenter Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard (including Small Business Server), Enterprise, and Datacenter Editions
  • IBM 32-bit Runtime Environment and Java Technology Edition 8.0 (Linux on Power BE, Microsoft Windows)
  • Semeru Runtime Open Edition 11.0.13 (AIX, Linux on Intel, Linux on IBM Z, Linux on Power LE)

    CICS TG for Multiplatforms 9.3 container image requires Docker runtime 20.10.7 or Podman runtime 3.0.2.

3 RHEL 7.7, or later, and RHEL 8.1, or later.

4 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4, or later, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1, or later.

5 RHEL-compatible environments must be compatible with binary and source that is supported by the RHEL releases listed previously.

Limitations

For additional information, see the Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement web page.

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User Group requirements

Requirements for CICS TG are being migrated to the new IBM Z Software Ideas portal, from the existing Request For Enhancement (RFE) entries.

Planning information

Packaging

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When downloaded from a website, this offering contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSES.

Security, auditability, and control

CICS TG 9.3 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system under which it is running.

The client 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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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

These programs are available only through Passport Advantage.


Passport Advantage

CICS TG for Multiplatforms 9.3 (5724-I81) has the following part numbers:

Part number Part number description
D09XAZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D09XBZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Virtual Processor Core Monthly License
E09X9ZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D09XCZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D09XEZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core LIC + SW S&S 12 MO
D09XFZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License
E09XDZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D09XGZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D0A0VZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core LIC + SW S&S 12 MO
D0A0WZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License
E0A0UZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D0A0XZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D0I1MLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0BH8LL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D0I1NLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D193MLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License
D07H1ZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) SUBSCRIPTION LICENSE
D55KZLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E021BLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D55L0LL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D193LLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License
D07GZZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Processor Value Unit (PVU) SUBSCRIPTION LICENSE

CICS TG Desktop Edition 9.3 (5725-B65) has the following part numbers:

Part number Part number description
D0G84LL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition Authorized User License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0AI3LL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition Authorized User Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D0G85LL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition Authorized User SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D1960LL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition Authorized User Monthly License
D07GYZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition Authorized User SUBSCRIPTION LICENSE
D0I1PLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition for IBM Z Authorized User License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0BH9LL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition for IBM Z Authorized User Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D0I1QLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition for IBM Z Authorized User SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D1961LL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition for IBM Z Authorized User Monthly License

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on zEnterprise® BladeCenter Extension or the Linux operating system on IBM Z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run in these environments, 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.

Part number Part number description
D55L1LL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E021CLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription& Support Renewal
D55L2LL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D193KLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License
D07H0ZX IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) SUBSCRIPTION LICENSE
D195ZLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition Authorized User for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on IBM Z Monthly License
D0G8LLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition Authorized User for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on IBM Z License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0AIFLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition Authorized User for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on IBM Z Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D0G8MLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition Authorized User for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on IBM Z SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months

Passport Advantage trade up

Below is a list of precursor products for which you must have already acquired a license, in order to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses using the trade-up part numbers.

Precursor product Trade-up product
CICS Universal Client (5724-J09) CICS TG Desktop Edition (5725-B65)
Trade-up part numbers Description
D0G86LL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition Authorized User Trade Up from CICS Universal Client 10 Processor Value Units License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D0G8NLL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition Authorized User for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on IBM Z Trade Up from CICS Universal Client for Linux on System z® 10 Processor Value Units License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D0I35LL IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition for IBM Z Authorized User Trade Up from CICS Universal Client 10 Processor Value Unit (PVUs) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric/unit
CICS TG for Multiplatforms 9.3 5724-I81 Processor Value Unit (PVU)
CICS TG for Multiplatforms 9.3 5724-I81 PVU for zBX and Linux on IBM Z
CICS TG for Multiplatforms 9.3 5724-I81 PVU IBM Z
CICS TG Desktop Edition 9.3 5725-B65 Authorized User
CICS TG Desktop Edition 9.3 5725-B65 Authorized User for zBX and Linux on IBM Z
CICS TG Desktop Edition 9.3 5725-B65 Authorized User for IBM Z


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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.

This product is available only through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

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License Information number

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

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5724-I81 IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms 9.3 L-ACRR-BZTHMX
5725-B65 IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition 9.3 L-ACRR-BZTJJX

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

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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Enhanced support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the planned availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support 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 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 Policies, see the Standard and enhanced IBM support lifecycle policies 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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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

Yes. Information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Usage restrictions

Yes. For usage restrictions, see the License Information documents listed in this Terms and conditions section.

Software Subscription and Support applies

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 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 with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Support Guide.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable

Sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions

To be eligible for sub-capacity pricing, the machine on which the eligible products are installed and running must be eligible for sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions. Software can be priced at less than full machine capacity for eligible products. Sub-capacity pricing for eligible products is based on the current program pricing methodology, but the number of processors will be determined based on the sum of processors for all partitions where the program is defined (used). To obtain pricing at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, you are required to:

  • Install and use, when available, the IBM License Metric Tool information, which installs with eligible IBM programs.
  • Install available updates to the operating system and eligible products such that license use can be accurately managed.
  • Determine if the use of sub-capacity pricing terms results in a reduced requirement for entitlements; you can reallocate the entitlement difference by distributing entitlements across a larger or different set of systems, or reserve them for future growth. There will be no refunds for these freed up entitlements. Subscription, Software Maintenance and support volumes, and entitlements for existing contracts will continue at the same levels as the acquired licenses.


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Statement of good security practices

Top rule

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

Top rule

For all local charges, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage or IBM PartnerWorld® website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.



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Regional availability

Top rule

Argentina, Belize, Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Trademarks

IBM, CICS, TXSeries, IBM Z, z/OS, Power, WebSphere, AIX, CICS Explorer, Passport Advantage, PartnerWorld, RACF, Redbooks, IBM Research, IBM Watson, IBM Security, IBM Cloud Pak, QRadar, Resilient, i2, Guardium, MaaS360, zEnterprise and System z are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from the Linux Foundation, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world­wide basis.

Intel and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Oracle and Java are trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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

Terms of use

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. Reference to other products in this announcement does not necessarily imply those products are announced, or intend to be announced, in your country. Additional terms of use are located at

Terms of use

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