IBM OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Availability and Release 6

Software Announcement
February 24, 1998
Announcement Letter Number: 298-049


Table of Contents:

(Corrected on May 20, 1998)

The Supplemental Information is corrected in the following sections: Application Enablement bullets under OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Product Content; Content Management Servers for S/390; User Group Requirements; and Publications.

At a Glance

Significant OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 capabilities include:

Plans for OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 include:
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For ordering, contact:
  Your IBM representative, an IBM
  Business Partner, or IBM North America
  Sales Centers at
    800-IBM-CALL  Reference: YE010



Overview

UNIX (R)-branded and Year 2000 ready(1), OS/390 (TM) is a choice platform for protecting user investments in existing applications and for deploying new applications. The time is right and the necessary function is available for customers to move aggressively to future computing environments, while maintaining stability and cost effectiveness in their current business processes.

OS/390 has reduced complexity and improved installability through the integration and testing of over seventy elements and features in a single offering. Customer productivity is enhanced and installation time reduced through ServerPac installation and subsystem and system integration testing.

These significant improvements in OS/390 ServerPac production efficiency means faster delivery of customer orders.

This software provides the highest levels of availability for mission-critical workloads through IBM's Parallel Sysplex (TM) clustering technology. Dynamic workload balancing and transparent and granular application scalability support true enterprise-wide network computing and the global demands of e-business. Additionally, OS/390 provides leading systems management and security so that e-business transactions occur in a highly-protected manner.

Rapid migration to new technologies and business initiatives is possible through support of critical base components for server consolidation, network computing, enterprise applications and business intelligence. The OS/390 Partners in Development program currently has over 1300 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Hot industry applications, such as Lotus (R) Domino (TM), SAP R/3, PeopleSoft, and many more are delivering and exploiting OS/390 technology.

Release 5 includes integrated Firewall Technologies, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Server, significant enhancements to the eNetwork Communications Server, Lotus Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1, UNIX System Services, and a new priced feature, OS/390 Print Server. Also, a Beta level of Component Broker for OS/390 is available to selected customers.

IBM Global Services is available to assist customers to install, implement and/or integrate S/390 (R) products into their operational environment.

For earlier information about OS/390 Version 2, refer to Software Announcement 297-355 dated September 9, 1997.

(1)   OS/390 is certified to be Year 2000 ready by the Information
      Technology Association of America (ITAA).



Intended Customers

Release 5 and Release 6 provide release-to-release value and ease of migration, and should be considered by:



Key Prerequisites

For a complete description of the hardware and software prerequisites for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5, refer to the Web site at URL:



Planned Availability Date

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This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: http://www.ibm.com



INTRODUCTION

OS/390's Version 2 family of releases inherits all the value that Version 1 offered and builds on that value to respond to the industry trends of server consolidation, network computing, application enablement, business intelligence with technology leadership. System integration testing, ServerPac delivery and installation, an extended service plan, a broader release-to-release coexistence scenario, and more than 70 elements and features define the essence of OS/390 Version 2 -- a comprehensive network application server operating system for the entire range of S/390 customers.

Releases 5 and 6 are the next logical steps in the fulfillment of OS/390 Version 2's response to the needs of strategic initiatives in Server Consolidation, Network Computing, and Application Enablement. Release 5 is the second release in OS/390 Version 2. The availability of OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 and the function and value of Release 6, mark S/390's sustaining delivery against the OS/390 objectives announced mid 1997.



OS/390 VERSION 2 RELEASE 5 OVERVIEW



S/390 Server Consolidation Initiative

The S/390 Server Consolidation Initiative's goal is to continue to drive the consolidation of workloads to S/390, achieve customer-required cost reductions, and exploit new technologies and functions that enhance enterprise management, security, and application integration. In this way, customers have the ability and flexibility to compete in their market and grow their business.

S/390 delivers the ability customers require to "re-host" their workload to S/390; a strong, traditional application environment now enhanced with support for UNIX and Windows NT (TM) applications -- applications that require the robust support OS/390 provides. This initiative will help ensure that S/390 and OS/390 continually provide the latest enterprise system management, system software and hardware security protection, and most reliable and complete transaction processing and business process automation -- traditional blended with Web-related solutions.

The following items are new or enhanced in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 for the Server Consolidation Initiative:



S/390 Network Computing Initiative

The S/390 Network Computing (NC) Initiative's goal is to continue the rapid evolution of S/390 as the platform of choice for highly available, scalable, and secure e-business. S/390 is a key player in the Internet/intranet opportunity and will remain so as new leading-edge capabilities are added to OS/390. Beyond Release 5 of OS/390, IBM will continue to deliver functional extensions to the Java (TM) Development Kit (JDK), enhancements to the eNetwork Communications Server and Security Server to further support Firewall Technologies, deliver Domino ancillary products on S/390, and a host of other network computing deliverables. Refer to the S/390 Network Computing Progress Report for a complete list of planned product deliverables. Refer to the following Web site URL:

The following items are new or enhanced in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 for the Network Computing Initiative:



S/390 Applications Initiative

The S/390 Applications Initiative's goal is to deliver new applications, new infrastructure in support of programming environments, and new support for application growth through tools for S/390 and OS/390. The Applications Initiative's customer-driven focus is based on Object-Oriented Component Broker technology, OS/390 UNIX technology, and technologies that optimize application development, porting and execution while delivering a low-cost hardware and software platform solution.

The following items are new, enhanced or available on a limited basis in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 for the Applications Initiative:



S/390 Technology Leadership Initiative

S/390 provides an infrastructure of hardware and software that responds quickly and easily to changing customer requirements and new opportunities. S/390's enhanced leading-edge technology integrates software and hardware functions to offer comprehensive end-to-end enterprise solutions required in today's extremely fast-paced and competitive business environments. These capabilities are the focus of the S/390 Technology Leadership Initiative.

S/390 products are built on industry leading technologies to establish and increase the image of S/390 as a modern, vital, and strong platform. These state-of-the-art technologies are designed to exploit and expand the growth projected in both the traditional S/390 legacy and the new server environments. Key S/390 capabilities, such as Parallel Sysplex, OS/390 integrated packaging, connectivity, openness, and integrated bandwidth management, and S/390 CMOS provide the technology leadership to support customer business solutions critical areas such as, server consolidation, security, e-business, application and development enablement, business intelligence, and general business at a low cost. In summary, S/390 provides the foundation for business solutions and secure network computing while integrating leading-edge technology that enables end-to-end enterprise solutions.

The following items are enhanced to function with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 for the Technology Leadership Initiative.

ATM S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) enhancements include ATM IP Forwarding and increased ATM connectivity. These enhancements, in conjunction with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5, enable more efficient dissemination of corporate and business information across the WAN.

Guest Coupling: OS/390 customers can now exploit the advantages of S/390 virtual machines in testing their Parallel Sysplex environments. VM/ESA (R) Version 2 Release 3, previewed in Software Announcement 297-409 dated October 7, 1997, extends this unique capability with new Guest support for Parallel Sysplex technology.



OS/390 VERSION 2 RELEASE 6 OVERVIEW

The following information is an early look at a subset of significant items that will be new or enhanced in Release 6. The complete list of Release 6 items and enhancements will be announced prior to the September, 1998 general availability of Release 6.



S/390 Network Computing Initiative

The following items and enhancements are planned for OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 in support of the Network Computing Initiative:



S/390 Applications Initiative

Component Broker for OS/390 will provide an environment for the hosting of new business applications on S/390 that, using a new programming model, will enable customers to rapidly design and develop their applications. This programming model will be the same across platforms.

Upon completion of its concept validation program Component Broker for OS/390 will be orderable by customers with OS/390 Release 5 or 6.



S/390 Technology Leadership Initiative

IBM will continue to enhance Parallel Sysplex, the S/390 industry-leading clustering technology. New functions planned for the OS/390 Release 6 time frame will provide reduced complexity for certain coupling facility management situations and enhanced Coupling Facility (and, therefore, sysplex) availability.

The S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) feature will be enhanced to support 100 Mbps Ethernet (Fast Ethernet). This new support will satisfy network performance problems by providing direct access from the S/390 server to high-bandwidth and high-capacity campus LAN backbones.



Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided all other products (for example, software, hardware, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.



PRODUCT POSITIONING

Customer acceptance of OS/390 Version 1 and Version 2 continues to far exceed product forecasts. Release 5 and Release 6 reflect IBM's increased investment in delivering new and valuable function, in fulfillment of the Version 2 vision.

These new releases are the next steps in delivering on the S/390 strategic initiatives of server consolidation, network computing, application enablement, and business intelligence. Each release provides significant new technology and exclusive function. Release 5 includes integrated Firewall Technologies, LDAP Server, significant enhancements to the eNetwork Communications Server, Lotus Domino Go Webserver, OS/390 UNIX, and Application Enabling Technology, and a new priced feature, Print Server. Additionally, there is new function in the BCP and in over 15 of the OS/390 elements and features. Also, a beta level of Component Broker for OS/390 is available to a selected set of customers. At the completion of the Beta program, Component Broker will be orderable by customers with OS/390 Release 5 or Release 6. Release 6 will include further significant enhancement of eNetwork Communications Server, Lotus Domino Go Webserver, and OS/390 UNIX. It will also include enhancements to the BCP and many other elements and features.



STATEMENT OF GENERAL DIRECTION

The following statements represent IBM's current intended plans. IBM will continue to monitor business conditions and requirements and can make changes to these plans as required.



OS/390 Euro Currency Support

IBM intends to support the new Euro currency symbol in association with the new monetary fund. Support for the currency symbol will be made available for all OS/390 Version 2 releases.



REFERENCE INFORMATION

Refer to Software Announcement 297-194 dated June 9, 1997 (the initial OS/390 Version 2 announcement).

Refer to Software Announcement 297-355 dated September 9, 1997 (the second OS/390 Version 2 announcement).



Additional Product Detail

The following topics are available in the Supplemental Information section:

                                                       Page
Section                                                Number

OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Function 1 Description

S/390 Server Consolidation Initiative 1

S/390 Server Consolidation...and Beyond 1 Server Consolidation Initiative 2 Release 5 Items

S/390 Network Computing Initiative 5

Network Computing Initiative 5 Release 5 Items

S/390 Applications Initiative 9

Applications Initiative Release 5 Items 9

S/390 Technology Leadership Initiative 11

Technology Leadership Initiative 11 Release 5 Items Page Section Number

Additional Information on OS/390 Version 2 12 Release 5

Release 5 ServerPac Enhancements 12 Documentation Information -- What's New 12 for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Product Content 13 Enabling OS/390 Optional Priced Features 14 Service Policy 15 S/390 Service Update Facility 15

Fee-Based Software Services Offerings 15

OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 Function 16 Description

S/390 Server Consolidation Initiative 16 S/390 Network Computing Initiative 16 S/390 Applications Initiative 19 S/390 Technology Leadership Initiative 19

S/390 Network Computing Progress Report 20

Trademarks

      OS/390, Parallel Sysplex, IP PrintWay, OS/390 Application
      Enabling Technology, and Open Class are trademarks of
      International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      S/390, MVS, VisualAge, and VM/ESA are registered trademarks of
      International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
      UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other
      countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
      Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
      Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development
      Corporation.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



OS/390 VERSION 2 RELEASE 5 FUNCTION DESCRIPTION



S/390 (R) Server Consolidation Initiative

The market trend of "Server Consolidation" is very real. Industry Consultants such as Gartner, ITG, ITC, GIGA Group, and Yankee Group, as well as trade magazines quoting CEO/CFO/CIO, have validated this trend. The term "server consolidation" most often brings to mind the reduction of the numbers of servers, hence consolidation of workloads to a centralized computing environment. The most frequent reasons cited are cost benefits, manageability/availability, secure data access, scalability, and previous project failures In looking more closely at these drivers, the trend is far more than just "re-hosting" applications to a centralized server.

The S/390 view of "Server Consolidation...and beyond," encompasses not only the consolidation of workloads to achieve cost reductions, but also the need for enterprise management to address the manageability and cost issues. In addition, secure applications/data, systems integrity, and control of resource access address security issues. And regardless of how an enterprise consolidates workloads, there will always be business processes that span heterogeneous platforms. Therefore, robust enterprise application integration solutions that combine message brokering with workflow technologies are integral to provide customers with the ability and flexibility to compete in their market and grow their business with minimal re-engineering.



S/390 Server Consolidation...and Beyond

Workload Consolidation (Applications/Data): S/390 delivers the ability to re-host workloads to the S/390 platform to help customers reduce complexity and operating costs by reducing the number of servers, the administration and support staff, and the duplication of applications and data. OS/390 (TM) UNIX (R) System Services (OS/390 UNIX) (formerly called OpenEdition (R)) and the Bristol Wind/U product provide the customer with the flexibility to run UNIX applications and a set of Windows NT (TM) applications respectively on S/390. Release 5 delivers improved performance for OS/390 UNIX. Individual functions have been restructured and/or rewritten to help applications reduce the number of address spaces required. This results in both positive performance and storage usage.

Release 5 provides enhancements and new solutions enabling customers to consolidate print workload from many servers in their IT environment onto a few S/390 servers. This can help reduce the overall cost of enterprise printing while improving usability, manageability and security.

Accessing printers in a network through a central print server is more cost effective than a distributed solution with printers attached to many different LAN servers or even local desktop computers. Consolidating print onto a scalable server allows customers to use the right printer for specific print jobs, balance print workload across available printers, and more easily manage the inventory of printers.

OS/390 Print Server, a new optional priced feature in Release 5, enables S/390 as an enterprise print server to handle host and LAN printing. The OS/390 Print Interface, a component of OS/390 Print Server, gives users of workstations -- OS/2 (R), AIX (R) and Windows 95 and Windows NT, the ability to print to OS/390-managed printers. The Print Interface also enables users and applications in the OS/390 UNIX environment to print on OS/390-managed printers. Printers can be high-speed AFP (TM) printers that are attached to OS/390 using PSF (TM)/MVS (R), or LAN-attached ASCII printers that are attached using IP PrintWay (TM), which is a component of the OS/390 Print Server. OS/390 Print Server delivers improved efficiency and lower overall cost of printing, with the flexibility for high-volume, high-speed printing from anywhere in the network.

To continue providing effective and efficient support for data consolidation, enhancements are delivered in Release 5. Distributed File Services (DFS (TM)) delivers performance, Open Systems Foundation (OSF), message, installation/configuration, and backup support enhancements. OS/390 LAN Resource Extensions and Services (LANRES) also delivers currency for NetWare distribution and print support. LANServer and NFS, although unchanged in this release, continue to provide customers with LAN data consolidation options. The four elements (LANRES, LANServer, NFS, and DFS) deliver the ability to place the LAN data on S/390 and to take advantage of S/390's data management, integrity and backup, while reducing the number of middle tier servers -- Novell, OS/2, Windows NT, and UNIX servers. Statements of Direction (SOD) made in the Version 2 Release 4 announcement (refer to Software Announcement 297-355 dated September 9, 1997.) are still valid and demonstrate IBM's OS/390 commitment to continue to provide customer support for diverse workloads. Novell NDS, Netware File and Print Services native support on OS/390 help to further reduce costs while providing application and data control integrity.

Enterprise and Systems Management: Today, S/390 provides the capability to centrally manage over half a million distributed resources that are scattered across an enterprise with products such as NetView (R), Information/Management, OPC (TM), ADSM, OS/390 Security Server, DFSMS (TM) (HSM), and System Automation for OS/390. Release 5 contains numerous improvements for installation and hardware configuration through enhancements to HCD, HCM, SMP/E, and the ServerPac. The Workload Manager (WLM) is a key infrastructure component behind dynamically managing the system workload and performance. Release 5 has base enhancements for WLM support for servers, such as WEB server and the Intelligent Data Miner, all which help customers in their application consolidation efforts.

Enterprise and Systems Security: Today's OS/390 Security Server controls access to the system and its resources, helps ensure system integrity, encrypts data, and monitors traffic through firewall technology for e-business. To help insure secure business transactions, Release 5 delivers the Firewall Technologies to filter, limit, and authorize the traffic that flows between corporate networks and the Internet. In addition, DCE and the Security Server are enhanced in Release 5 to support native Kerberos Version 5 applications on OS/390. This enables the OS/390 Security Server to provide an integrated security registry for both DCE and Kerberos V5 applications. Also in Release 5, LDAP server capability is being delivered in the OS/390 Security Server, thereby providing a new directory service that is based upon LDAP protocol. Clients, including OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 LDAP clients, can add, delete, search, and extract information from an LDAP server resident on OS/390. By supporting the LDAP protocol, directory information that is stored by an LDAP server on OS/390, can be accessed throughout the enterprise. The OS/390 LDAP server complements the DSSeries LDAP Server and further enables enterprise-wide consolidation on S/390.



Server Consolidation Initiative Release 5 Items



S/390 NETWORK COMPUTING INITIATIVE

The S/390 Network Computing (NC) initiative's goal is to continue the rapid evolution of S/390 as the platform of choice for highly available, scalable, and secure e-business. S/390 is a key player in the Internet/intranet opportunity and will remain so as new leading-edge capabilities are added to OS/390. Beyond Release 5 of OS/390, IBM will continue to ship functional extensions to the Java (TM) Development Kit (JDK), enhancements to the eNetwork Communications Server and Security Server to further support Firewall Technologies, deliver Domino (TM) ancillary products on S/390, and a host of other network computing deliverables. Refer to the S/390 Network Computing Progress Report section for a complete list of planned product deliverables. Refer to the following URL:



Network Computing Initiative Release 5 Items



S/390 APPLICATIONS INITIATIVE

The goal of the S/390 Applications Initiative is to deliver new applications, new infrastructure in support of programming environments, and new support for application growth through tools for S/390 and OS/390. The Applications Initiative's customer-driven focus is based on object-oriented Component Broker technology, UNIX and OS/390 UNIX technology, and technologies that optimize application development, porting and execution while delivering a low-cost hardware and software platform solution.



Applications Initiative Release 5 Items

Component Broker on OS/390: In May 1997, IBM announced the plan to deliver its strategic object-oriented application development environment. Component Broker was announced as rolling out over time on multiple platforms.

With OS/390 Version 2, IBM will fulfill that announcement and deliver Component Broker on the S/390 platform. Initially, this will be done for a limited set of customers participating in concept validation on OS/390 Version 2 Release 5. This program will continue until the fourth quarter of 1998 when Component Broker will be orderable at no additional charge by OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 or 6 customers.

OS/390 UNIX System Services: OS/390 UNIX is comprised of the XPG4-compliant UNIX kernel along with Shell and Utilities and the dbx Debugger.

Language Environment (R) (LE): LE provides a common runtime environment for high-level languages. Enhanced National Language Support (NLS) in Language Environment (LE): LE augments its extensive collection of code page conversion services with new converters for China and Japan. These support: High Level Assembler Toolkit (HLASM Toolkit): The OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 optional priced HLASM Toolkit Feature has been enhanced to include: These new tools, in combination with currently available Toolkit components, provide flexible and powerful support for migrating applications to support year 2000 requirements.

C/C++ IBM Open Class (TM) Library: The C/C++ IBM Open Class Library is a comprehensive set of C++ class libraries that is used for application development and execution. As of OS/390 Version 2, the C/C++ IBM Open Class Library is licensed with the base operating system. Customers benefit from this change in licensing because they are no longer required to license the C/C++ feature of OS/390 to execute applications that require access to the dynamic link libraries (DLLs), nor are they required to use the DLL Rename Utility to package and redistribute DLLs with these applications. This gives applications that require the use of the class libraries at execution time, unrestricted access to the C/C++ IBM Open Class Library.

OS/390 Application Enabling Technology (TM) Enhancements (OS/390 AET): OS/390 AET, first announced and delivered in March 1997, now provides Lotus Domino for S/390 and network computing support, as well as enhanced system administration and Control Center capabilities. Customers are able to easily customize and create stand-alone or distributed Lotus Domino for S/390, Domino Go Webserver and Network Station solutions for their groupware and Internet/intranet requirements. The business advantages and cost savings such solutions provide can be quickly realized while still retaining the OS/390 platform advantages.

Customers wishing to enable their environments quickly and efficiently are encouraged to order the OS/390 ServerPac deliverable since the OS/390 AET documentation and samples use the same naming conventions. Highlights include:

ISPF: Web access to ISPF applications provides the capability for an ISPF application to run on a network computer when referenced in an HTML Web page. For additional information, refer to the ISPF Web page found at the URL: Also, for ISPF:



S/390 TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

Customer Information Technology (IT) needs are constantly changing. IT has evolved from simply being a bookkeeping complement of a customer's business to becoming an integral part of that business and the catalyst for the success of that business. The S/390 and OS/390 architecture continue to stay in touch with IT's changing requirements. S/390 and OS/390, as they form the foundation for the next generation of information technology, provide competitive business benefits and solutions to S/390's customers. S/390 and OS/390 make it easy and highly secure for customers to put their business on the Web and, thus expand the marketplace for their offerings.

The Technology Leadership initiative is the bedrock for the other five S/390 initiatives as the S/390 platform continues to grow. In 1997, S/390 brought chapter one of IBM's migration to CMOS to a close. In the next chapter, S/390's architecture will be enhanced to provide system constraint relief for performance, virtual storage limitations, and I/O limitations. This is in response to customer demand for growth of new workloads, for improved performance, and for simplicity. At the same time, IBM will continue S/390's position as a preeminent data and application server.



Technology Leadership Initiative Release 5 Items



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OS/390 VERSION 2 RELEASE 5

Installation Information: OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 has enhancements that continue the improvement of the quality and content of ServerPac: Installing Your Order. In Release 5, the book includes an index that improves overall retrievability.

OS/390 Planning for Installation has been reorganized to match the steps that most customers take during installation planning. In addition, the book will be available at announce on the Web at URL:



Release 5 ServerPac Enhancements

ServerPac now exploits the use of concatenated PARMLIB and PROCLIB to help separate IBM-supplied data from customer data.

An additional ServerPac installation option will be provided with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 -- Software Upgrade Installation. This option will provide customers with the ability to use their existing operational data sets along with those supplied by ServerPac: product distribution and target libraries, SMP/E libraries, and CustomPac sample data sets. Installation dialogs will be used to select this installation option. Customers will be responsible for creating or updating their operational data sets before IPLing. IBM will continue to verify that the system IPLs with the operational data sets IBM provides. However, IBM will not guarantee that the customer's system will IPL when the customer uses their own operational data sets.



Documentation Information -- What's New for OS/390 Version 2

Release 5

PDF Files: For Version 2 Release 5 of OS/390, IBM provides many of the OS/390 books as PDF files from the OS/390 Internet Library at the OS/390 home page at URL:

Portable Document Format (PDF) files are highly compressed files that can be read on almost any workstation platform and produce high quality printed documents on workstation printers (inkjet, laser printer, LAN printer, etc.). Each OS/390 book is one PDF file.

To view, navigate through, and print PDF files, the customer needs the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from the OS/390 Internet Library and many other Internet locations. The latest levels of many browsers can be set up to automatically start the Acrobat Reader software so that a person can read and print PDF files from the Internet without having to store them on their system.

Task Atlas Prototype: The OS/390 Task Atlas Prototype, introduced in Release 3 and updated in Release 4, will continue to be expanded during Release 5. The Task Atlas Prototype enables the user to access task information on the Internet without knowing which bookshelf -- or even which book -- to open.

The user can navigate to the task information through task maps: graphics that represent the steps to do a task. Links from the maps take the user directly to the topics that document those tasks.

The user can retrieve task maps by selecting filters that identify:

The user can also specify a search string to retrieve specific tasks of interest, such as tasks related to "exit".

The data base currently focuses on installation and migration information for 17 elements with links to 27 publications. Release 5 updates continue to expand installation and customization information and add information specific to Year 2000 support.

The Task Atlas is available from the OS/390 home page at URL:



OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Product Content

OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 contains the elements listed below. Those elements that are also available as stand-alone products are listed with the release level used in OS/390.

Customers have the ability to replace an OS/390 base function with a commercially available product which provides a similar function. Customers should contact an IBM representative for qualification and pricing information. All OS/390 integrated testing results and performance claims are voided with such replacement.

OS/390 delivers optional features that have a high affinity to the base OS/390 system.

(1)   Functional enhancements for items have already or will be made
      available only through OS/390 and not through additional
      releases or versions of these products or features.  Items that
      are new additions to OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 are
      specifically indicated.
(2)   One or both of the BDT optional features (File-to-file or SNA
      NJE) must be ordered and installed in order to use the BDT
      function shipped with the base.
(3)   Items have Export considerations.
(4)   The C/C++ IBM Open Class Library component of these C/C++
      features are licensed with the OS/390 Base and can be used
      without enablement the C/C++ optional features.

Preconfigured CD: As part of the OS/390 software order, PC Server S/390 and RS/6000 with S/390 Server-on-Board customers can request a CD with a preconfigured OS/390 base image that provides a "load and go" system. This CD takes advantage of the unique dual operating system environment of the PC Server S/390 and the RS/6000 with System/390 Server-on-Board. It is available as a feature of OS/390 for no additional charge to Entry Support Licenses (ESL) of the base.

First-time OS/390 customers who order this CD will receive the OS/390 Version 2 Release 4-level CD for all shipments that are made before May 22, 1998. A memo will be included in this shipment stating that these customers will automatically have the OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 CD shipped to them starting on May 22, 1998. Refer to Hardware Announcement 195-147 dated May 23, 1995, for additional information.

Integration Testing: To further reduce migration time, the OS/390 product is system integration tested using a production-like environment. This environment includes subsystems, such as CICS, IMS and DB2 (R). This additional testing supplements existing functional test, with a focus on tasks performed by customers in the production environment, thus helping establishments move more quickly to new function. System integration testing is provided for all OS/390 releases.



Enabling OS/390 Optional Priced Features

OS/390 optional priced features use an OS/390 product registration service, together with product policy statements, to determine whether or not the OS/390 priced feature has been ordered and should run.

Those OS/390 optional priced features that are ordered concurrently with OS/390 will be shipped by IBM together with policy statements in PARMLIB which enable the ordered priced features. OS/390 priced features, which have not been ordered, will also be shipped with OS/390 but with policy statements which disable the unordered features. If the customer subsequently enables any of the optional priced features, those features also become subject to the payment terms of the customer's existing OS/390 license as described in OS/390 Program Licensed Specifications (GC28-1728). Customers must notify IBM when they enable an optional feature that was shipped disabled from IBM. A detailed description of the enablement support for OS/390 features is available in OS/390 Planning for Installation (GC28-1726).

The OS/390 priced features which support this enablement capability in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 are:



Service Policy

It is IBM's current intention to consider each release of OS/390 as current for three years following its general availability date, and to provide maintenance during that period.

Recognizing the workload customers have ahead of them for Year 2000, OS/390 Version 1 Release 1, 2, and 3, and Version 2 Release 4 will deviate from this service policy. These OS/390 releases will be considered as current until at least January 31, 2001, with IBM providing maintenance during this period.

PTF distributions, including Recommended Service Upgrades (RSUs), will continue to be available monthly through the period the release is current. RSU integration testing for a release will be performed for five quarters after the general availability date for that release.

Service on the last release of a version can be extended beyond the intended three year period. In all cases, the current practice of providing at least twelve months written notice before the withdrawal of service for a version or release, will continue for OS/390.

All statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only.



S/390 Service Update Facility

S/390 Service Update Facility Version 2 Release 1 will be available May 1998.

S/390 Service Update Facility is an Internet-based tool that enables OS/390, VM, and VSE customers to order and receive software service over the Internet.

Enhancements beyond Version 1 Release 1 announced function include:

For additional details, refer to the S/390 SUF Internet home page at URL: The Version 1 S/390 Service Update Facility will no longer be available once Version 2 becomes available.



FEE-BASED SOFTWARE SERVICES OFFERINGS

Note: OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 is available through the SystemPac (R) and SoftwareXcel Installation Express (SIE) fee-based offerings.

IBM Global Services Product Support Services can assist in the installation, implementation and/or integration of S/390 products which can be incorporated into a total solution. For more information, contact your representative within Global Inside Sales at 800-426-4343.



OS/390 VERSION 2 RELEASE 6 FUNCTION DESCRIPTION

The following information is an early look at a subset of significant items that will be new or enhanced in Release 6. The complete list of Release 6 items and enhancements will be announced prior to Release 6's September 1998 general availability.



S/390 Server Consolidation Initiative (OS/390 Version 2 Release 6)



S/390 Network Computing Initiative (OS/390 Version 2 Release 6)



S/390 Applications Initiative (OS/390 Version 2 Release 6)

Component Broker on OS/390: In May 1997, IBM announced the plan to deliver its strategic object-oriented application development environment. Component Broker was announced as rolling out over time on multiple platforms.

With OS/390 Version 2, IBM will follow through on that announcement and deliver Component Broker on the S/390 platform. Initially, this will be done for a limited set of customers participating in concept validation on OS/390 Version 2 Release 5. At the conclusion of concept validation, Component Broker for OS/390 will be orderable at no additional charge for those customers with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 or 6.

Component Broker for OS/390 will provide an environment for the hosting of new business applications on S/390 that, using a new programming model, will enable customers to rapidly design and develop their applications. This programming model will be the same across platforms.

Component Broker for OS/390 will leverage S/390 strengths such as Parallel Sysplex technology for scale and availability, and will exploit the OS/390 Workload Manager for proper workload balancing and management. This will enable Component Broker work to run along with traditional workloads such as IMS and CICS.

Additional information concerning Component Broker for OS/390, can be found on the World Wide Web at the OS/390 Home Page and the Component Broker Home page at the following URL:

Language Environment (LE)



S/390 Technology Leadership Initiative (OS/390 Version 2 Release 6)



S/390 NETWORK COMPUTING PROGRESS REPORT

S/390 Network Computing is comprised of the following groupings of product offerings:

The following report briefly addresses progress in each of the Network Computing groupings since the last progress report (September 1997). For more detailed information, refer to the following URL: S/390 Network Computing Enablement

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 Integrated into Version 2 Release 5: This release of the Webserver includes many new functions, including support for Java JDK 1.1 and Digital Certificates.

For more information about Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390, refer to Software Announcement 297-447 dated October 28, 1997.

Domino Go Webserver 5.0 for OS/390 Integrated into Version 2 Release 6: IBM plans to deliver this release in the third quarter 1998 with the following enhancements:

Java for OS/390: Two updates are being made to Java for OS/390 in the first quarter 1998. In January, a significant upgrade was made to the OS/390-specific Just-In-Time (JIT) Compiler. This was packaged with the JVM and delivered via the Internet to start to improve the performance of the product. At the end of April, a maintenance upgrade will be delivered. This package will contain fixes from JavaSoft as well as additional performance enhancements. It will bring the level of the JVM to JDK 1.1.4. It is IBM's intent to keep Java for OS/390 in sync with releases from JavaSoft. Toward that end, further releases are in plan as well as further Beta tests. Additional information can be found on the Web site at URL: Firewall Technologies IBM Network Hardware Enhancements for S/390 Enterprise Server Access: The following categories of enhancements were delivered in the fourth quarter 1997: For more detailed information, refer to the following URL: S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) Enhancements Refer to Hardware Announcement 197-194 dated September 9, 1997, for more information on ATM IP Forwarding and RFC 1483. Refer to Hardware Announcement 197-295 dated October 7, 1997, for more information on 2047 PUs for the ATM OSA-2 feature.

Fast Ethernet Feature: S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) feature now supports 100 Mbps Ethernet (Fast Ethernet).

Multicast Support: IBM plans to provide IP multicasting support with the 2210 router and enhanced IP multicasting support in the 2216 router.

Web Caching: IBM is making available a feature on the 2216 Router which caches static Web pages. This will significantly increase the scalability of the S/390 system when conducting e-business over the Web. This function, combined with the previously shipped Net.Dispatcher feature, brings superb scalability and reliability to S/390 and S/390 Sysplex Web Serving environments.

Network Station Bootup Caching in the 2216 Router: IBM is making available a feature on the 2216 and related router family products which caches all information required for an IBM networkstation to boot up.

IBM Network Station Support

For more information about The IBM Network Station Series 1000, refer to Hardware Announcement 197-325 dated November 18, 1997.

eNetwork Communication Server Enhancements: A new, completely restructured enterprise class TCP/IP service providing significantly improved performance for Internet applications. .Collaborative Computing

Domino 4.5.3 for S/390: this release contains service enhancements and will be generally available in the first quarter of 1998.

Domino 4.6 for S/390: Domino 4.6 for S/390 will provide an eclectic combination of features to enhance the popular groupware, messaging and Web development system. General availability is planned for July, 1998.

For additional information, refer to the S/390 E-Business Progress Report, dated February 24, 1998, at the following URL:

Lotus Domino Ancillary Products: Lotus and IBM are working together to deliver a complete solution for Domino for S/390. Ancillary products will be made available within the following categories: Content Management

NetQuestion V1.2 for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5: This product, integrated into OS/390 Version 2 Release 5, includes NLS enablement for HTML and CGI Scripts.

Intelligent Miner (TM) for Text for OS/390: A Beta Version of Intelligent Miner for Text for OS/390 will be available to customers by September 1998. The Intelligent Miner for Text features Text Analysis tools, an advanced search engine enhanced with mining functionality and capabilities to visualize results, and Web tools such as a Web Crawler to develop text mining solutions.

Content Management Servers for S/390: Servers previously available in the ImagePlus (R) VisualInfo (TM) product for MVS are being renamed to Content Management servers for S/390. The new release, which will begin its Beta program in second quarter 1998, contains scalability enhancements and extended service facilities. For more information, refer to the following URL:

Commerce Related

ICSF Finance and Commerce Enhancements: The following ICSF enhancements ship with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5. More detail can be found in the Supplemental Information: OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Function Description -- S/390 Network Computing Initiative section.

Net.Commerce for OS/390 Version 3: Net.Commerce Version 3 Release 1 PRO Package (general availability March 27, 1998) -- for customers who want an integrated package of software components. SET Payment Components Release 1.0 SmoothStart Services -- help accelerate the creation and deployment of an online store.

S/390 Application StarterPak -- for customers who need to pilot or implement a small Net.Commerce environment on S/390: For more information about the Commerce set of announcements, refer to:

e-Business Enterprise Connectors and S/390



EDUCATION SUPPORT

The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements in this announcement.

Updated offerings (may vary by country) may include:

Contact your local education coordinator for detailed availability and schedule information. Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

RMF Performance Monitoring of OS/390 OS/390 Application Enabling Technology element (OS/390 AET): OS/390 AET runs on all hardware that is supported by OS/390. The Control Center component is an OS/2 application that requires access to hardware control functions and to the OS/390 console. It runs on either the PC Server S/390, or on the Stand Alone Support Element (SASE) or Hardware Management Console (HMC) attached to any 9672, Application StarterPak or Multiprise 2000 model. It supports one OS/390 AET system running in basic or LPAR mode.

The I/O configuration of OS/390 AET is fixed and described in an HCD Definition file shipped with OS/390 AET. It includes a set of 3390 DASD volumes, a 3490 tape unit, a set of local terminals and an OSA-2 adapter, or emulated 3172 on P/390, for LAN attachment.

Base ISPF: The "base ISPF" is ISPF without the ISPF Client/Server, the ISPF Application Server and ISPF Workstation Agent Applet, and VisualAge ISPF.

The following are the minimum hardware requirements to implement the base ISPF:

ISPF Client/Server: The following are hardware requirements for the ISPF Client/Server (ISPF C/S):

On the MVS host:

On the programmable workstation, one of the following: ISPF Application Server: In addition to the hardware requirements listed above for the base ISPF, the ISPF Application Server requires 5 MB of available disk storage to install the Application Server.

ISPF Workstation Agent Applet: The ISPF Workstation Agent Applet requires no hardware in addition to the hardware requirements listed above for the base ISPF.

VisualAge ISPF: In addition to the hardware requirements listed above for the base ISPF, VisualAge ISPF requires the following:

Software Requirements: The OS/390 base is an IPL-able system. There are no hard requirements in order to IPL. Specific functions may require additional products not included in OS/390 base, or in the optional features of OS/390. Refer to information provided below, as well as OS/390 Planning for Installation (GC28-1726) for a listing of specific PTF numbers.

Minimum Levels of Related Products: The following or equivalent must be installed at or above the release levels specified below to operate with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5:

ISPF Software Requirements

Base ISPF: The base ISPF is ISPF without the ISPF Client/Server, the ISPF Application Server and ISPF Workstation Agent Applet, and VisualAge ISPF.

The following are the minimum software requirements to implement the base ISPF:

ISPF for OS/390 Release 5 is expected to be installed with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5. Previous releases of ISPF can be installed with:

ISPF requires the following: For ISPF's Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM): For ISPF's Library Management Facility (LMF): For PDSE support: ISPF Client/Server: The following are software requirements for the ISPF Client/Server. The ISPF Client/Server runs on a variety of workstation environments and runs connected with a variety of TCP/IP and APPC communication products. For MVS TCP/IP communications: For MVS APPC communications: Workstation operating system environments: Workstation TCP/IP communications: Workstation APPC environments: ISPF Application Server: In addition to the software requirements described above for the base ISPF, the ISPF Application Server requires the following:

On the MVS host running the ISPF application to be accessed from the Web:

On the machine to run the ISPF Application Server: ISPF Workstation Agent Applet: In addition to the software requirements listed above for the base ISPF, the ISPF Workstation Agent Applet requires the following:

On the ISPF Workstation Agent machine:

VisualAge ISPF: In addition to the software requirements listed above for the base ISPF, VisualAge ISPF requires the following:

VisualAge ISPF requires one of the following workstation operating system environments:

HCM: HCM GUI requires at least Windows Version 3.1 with PCOM 4.1 for Windows. Windows NT and 95 support is added in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5.

HCD: System Automation for OS/390 (SA OS/390), the follow-on product for ESCON Manager, or ESCON Manager 1.3, must be installed and active for HCD for:

LDAP Server: DB2 for OS/390 Version 5 (5655-DB2) is required to use the LDAP Server function of the OS/390 Security Server.

OS/390 Application Enabling Technology: The OS/390 Application Enabling Technology element requires the following products or equivalents.

Customers wishing to enable their environments quickly and efficiently are encouraged to order the OS/390 ServerPac deliverable since the OS/390 AET documentation and samples use the same naming conventions.

RMF Performance Monitoring of OS/390: RMF functions require the following software on the workstation: Virtual Storage Requirements: Virtual storage requirements will be provided at general availability. Consult your IBM representative at general availability.

Compatibility: Products previously supported on the existing functions integrated into OS/390 will continue to be supported by OS/390.

Migration Flexibility: Up through the announcement of OS/390 Version 2 Release 4, IBM allowed three consecutive releases of OS/390 to coexist in a multisystem complex or sysplex configuration. To better meet customer requirements as they plan and prepare for improved migration compatibility and Year 2000 activity, IBM has further invested in its industry-leading OS/390 Integration Testing and is extending the coexistence policy so that it supports four consecutive releases of OS/390 in a multisystem complex or sysplex configuration. This extension to the OS/390 coexistence policy includes OS/390 Version 1 Releases 1 through 3, OS/390 Version 2 Releases 4 and 5, and will include future releases of OS/390. The period for coexistence now extends from 18 months to a maximum of two years based on the current six month release cycle. This extension can be withdrawn at IBM's discretion at a later date. In all cases, the current practice of providing at least twelve months written notice prior to withdrawal of support will continue.

Within a sysplex, the following chart illustrates the JES2 release levels that can all coexist in the same multi-access spool (MAS):

JES2 Level                                             FMID

Version 5.1 HJE5510 Version 5.2 HJE5520 OS/390 Version 1 Releases 1 and 2(5) HJE6601 OS/390 Version 1 Release 3 HJE6603 OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 HJE6604 OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 HJE6605

Within a sysplex, the following chart illustrates the JES3 release levels that can all coexist in the same JES3 complex:

JES3 Level                                             FMID

Version 5.2.1 HJS5521 OS/390 Version 1 Releases 1 and 2(5) HJS6601 OS/390 Version 1 Release 3 HJS6603 OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 HJS6604 OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 HJS6605

(5)   The JES2 functional level is the same.

Specific functions, such as WLM Batch Management may only be available on the up-level systems, or it may be necessary to up-level all systems to enable some functions.

JES Compatibility: OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 is upwardly compatible with MVS/ESA Version 5 Release 2.2, OS/390 Version Releases 1, 2, and 3, and OS/390 Version 2 Release 4.

OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 will run with the JES component shipped with the following versions and releases:

JES2                                 JES3

MVS/ESA SP-JES2 4.2 + PTF MVS/ESA SP-JES2 4.3 + MVS/ESA SP-JES3 4.2.2 PTF (FMID HJS4421) (shipped after December 27, 1991) + PTF

MVS/ESA SP-JES2 5.1 + MVS/ESA SP-JES3 5.1.1 PTF + PTF MVS/ESA SP-JES2 5.2 + MVS/ESA SP-JES3 5.2.2 PTF

OS/390 Release 1 JES2 OS/390 Release 1 JES3

OS/390 Release 2 JES2 OS/390 Release 2 JES3

OS/390 Release 3 JES2 OS/390 Release 3 JES3

OS/390 Version 2 OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 JES2 Release 4 JES3

OS/390 Version 2 OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 JES2 Release 5 JES3

JES2 and Sysplex

JES3 and Sysplex OS/390 Migration Considerations: Because the components of OS/390 are integrated into a single package with compatible service levels, it is required that customers install and migrate to an OS/390 release in its entirety before entering into production on that release. For the JES2 or JES3 component, the migration can be staged to remain compatible with other systems.

Customers using the CBPDO (TM) delivery option, will only have to install those elements and features of OS/390 which are at a higher level than their existing system. For example, MVS/ESA SP 5.2.2 customers with DFSMS/MVS Version 1.4 installed will have to install the new OS/390 level of the Base Control Program (BCP), but would not have to reinstall DFSMS/MVS.

Note: Customers will need to perform "normal" release-to-release migration activities for any element that they install.

JES2 Migration Considerations (for Pre-OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 JES2 Users): JES2 commands were added as well as changed to provide additional enhancements in support of JES2 batch sysplex workload management in OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 and future OS/390 releases, including Release 5. These changes, although satisfying many IBM customer and User Group requirements, result in some incompatible command changes in the JES2 subsystem. For customers migrating from pre-OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 JES2 subsystems, they should consult the JES2 Migration Notebook and the JES2 Commands publications for details before migrating to an OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 JES2 subsystem.

This new function, introduced in Release 4, also results in JES2 message changes to popular messages. The command changes create significant differences in message formats with new message IDs being assigned. Refer to the JES2 Messages publication for details.

The JES2 Command Migration Aid is provided, in the form of a sample Exit 5 (HASX05C), to translate old command syntax to new command syntax. This is provided via APAR OW27715. Message $HASP006 shows old and new command forms. The first 8 characters of the original command are translated by HASX05C to the full text of translated command, up to the maximum length of message. The migration aid is automatically invoked if no EXIT(5) initialization parameters. It can be disabled via EXIT(5) STATUS=DISABLED. The customer can add it to the existing EXIT(5) ROUTINE using initialization parameters. The order of routines depends on old/new format, and functions in other routines.

Migration actions required to move to this new level of JES2, if a customer is on a pre-OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 JES2 subsystem:

CICS/ESA Migration Considerations: For customers migrating to OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 from a system running CICS/ESA Version 3 Release 3, this earlier level of CICS can be used but is not recommended because CICS/ESA Version 3 Release 3 is not Year 2000 ready. Customers who choose this migration step should plan to migrate to CICS/ESA Version 4 Release 1 or CICS Transaction Server for OS/390 Release 2.

Customers should note that CICS/ESA Version 3 Release 3 was withdrawn from marketing effective July 31, 1996. Refer to Software Withdrawal Announcement 996-095 dated April 16, 1996. Program services for CICS/ESA Version 3 Release 3 will be terminated effective December 31, 1998. Refer to Software Service Discontinuance Announcement 996-250 dated September 24, 1996.

Performance Considerations: Information on OS/390 performance will be available at general availability. Consult your IBM representative at or after general availability.

User Group Requirements: This announcement of OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 satisfies or partially satisfies 79 requirements from IBM customers and one or more of the worldwide user group communities, which include Australasian SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE International, G.U.I.D.E. Europe, Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), Guide Latin American (LAG), SHARE EUROPE, and SHARE Incorporated. Requirements satisfied include:

Network Computing: OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 contains the Domino Go Webserver for OS/390. THE SPECIFICATION OF A SECURITY FEATURE IS REQUIRED -- IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT THE FEATURE WITH THE HIGHEST ALLOWABLE SECURITY LEVEL BE ORDERED AND INSTALLED. A system installed with Domino Go Webserver for OS/390's North America Secure feature must NOT be exported outside the U.S. and Canada to any entities. Systems installed outside the U.S. and Canada should be ordered with Domino Go Webserver for OS/390's Export Security feature. Domino Go Webserver for OS/390 also includes a France feature for import into France. For further information, contact your Export Regulation Coordinator (ERC) or Export Regulations Executive (ERE).

Refer to the Ordering Information section for specific details on feature codes.

As the cryptographic export regulations are changing, refer to the following Web page URL for the most current export regulations:



Security, Auditability, and Control

Data security and auditability in the OS/390 environment are enhanced by the functions available in the RACF part of the optional OS/390 Security Server feature.

B1/C2 Security: The critical operating system components of the OS/390 base and security server and optional features, such as MVS/ESA and the optional Security Server feature (includes RACF), continue to be designed to meet the NSA's C2/B1 Trusted Computer Systems Evaluation Criteria. However, some OS/390 functions have not been designed to meet C2 or B1 and when used in conjunction with the above components may have an impact on the C2 or B1 capability of the total system. The impact can only be assessed on an installation-by-installation basis. Consequently, no formal claims about the C2/B1 security of OS/390 can be made. However, the C2/B1 capability of the OS/390 base and security server can be useful in securing certification of some C2/B1 application systems based on OS/390.

Security APARs: IBM will accept Security APARs for OS/390. Security APARs are for reporting problems in existing security mechanisms where the problem descriptions do not meet the precise definition of system integrity, but do constitute an exposure to the security of the system as a whole or to an IBM product which runs on the system. Originally announced in Software Announcement 289-581, dated October 24, 1989. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



ORDERING INFORMATION

The following ordering information provides new and changed ordering information for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 only. For ordering information previously announced for OS/390 Version 2 Release 4, refer to Software Announcement 297-355 dated September 9, 1997. Any new or changed ordering information for OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 will be made available by its general availability date, September 25, 1998.



Current Licensees

Current Licensees of OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 (5647-A01) will be sent a memo and Program Reorder Form (PRF). The mailing of these PRF forms is scheduled to be completed by April 3, 1998.

The PRF is used to obtain deliverables, refreshed from the previous release, that are not shipped via OS/390 Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac, CBPDO). These deliverables include hardcopy publications, tapes, diskettes, CD-ROMs.

The PRF can be activated by one of the following methods:

The PRF method REMOVES the need to cancel/reorder (MES) multiple feature codes for current licensees to obtain materials refreshed from previous release that are not delivered with the OS/390 Customized Offerings.

Current licensees who wish to order a feature that is NEW to OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 need to order these features (ADD MES action).

For OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 price proposals, the CFPROGS and CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5647-A01 will be updated to support Release 5 on February 24, 1998.

OS/390 media is only shipped via OS/390 Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac and CBPDO). CFPROGS and CFSW configuration and order entry capability for ServerPac, SystemPac, and CBPDO for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 will be available beginning March 13, 1998, and continue until Version 2 Release 6 becomes orderable during September, 1998. The last day to place orders for OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 (5647-A01) for delivery in a ServerPac, CBPDO, or SystemPac is March 12, 1998.

Production of OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 orders will begin on the date of general availability, March 27, 1998. Shipment dates for orders will be based on order sequence, Customized Offering selected, production capability, and customer-requested arrival date. Due to the amount of customization of ServerPac orders and initial demand, shipments will begin approximately three weeks after general availability. Following general availability and the initial demand, ServerPac order shipments will occur within two weeks of order entry in AAS. This approximately 33% decrease in production time represents a significant improvement in production efficiency over prior releases. Due to the amount of additional customization of SystemPac orders, shipments will begin approximately four weeks after order and data input verification. For CBPDO orders, shipments will begin one week after general availability. In all cases, no delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed arrival dates are in AAS.

Note: For all OS/390 orders, the current customer install base of the OS/390 Customized Offering 5751-CSx (not the install base of 5645-001 or 5647-A01) must be retained to determine the OS/390 version/release level most recently ordered.



New Licensees

For OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 price proposals, the CFPROGS and CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5647-A01 will be updated to support Release 5 on February 24, 1998.

OS/390 media is only shipped via OS/390 Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac and CBPDO). CFPROGS and CFSW configuration and order entry capability for ServerPac, SystemPac, and CBPDO for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 will be available beginning March 13, 1998 and continue until Version 2 Release 6 becomes orderable during September, 1998. The last day to place orders for OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 (5647-A01) for delivery in a ServerPac, CBPDO, or SystemPac is March 12, 1998.

Production of OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 orders will begin on the date of general availability, March 27, 1998. Shipment dates for orders will be based on order sequence, Customized Offering selected, production capability, and customer-requested arrival date. Due to the amount of customization of ServerPac orders and initial demand, shipments will begin approximately three weeks after general availability. Following general availability and the initial demand, ServerPac order shipments will occur within two weeks of order entry in AAS. This approximately 33% decrease in production time represents a significant improvement in production efficiency over prior releases. Due to the amount of additional customization of SystemPac orders, shipments will begin approximately four weeks after order and data input verification. For CBPDO orders, shipments will begin one week after general availability. In all cases, no delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed arrival dates are in AAS.

Note: For all OS/390 orders, the current customer install base of the OS/390 Customized Offering 5751-CSx (not the install base of 5645-001 or 5647-A01) must be retained to determine the OS/390 version/release level most recently ordered.

New users of OS/390 Version 2 should specify:

                         Type                Model

5647 A01

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature 9001 for asset registration. For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge, specify one of the following feature numbers, new with Release 5, as applicable and corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine. Refer to Software Announcement 297-355 dated September 9, 1997, for a list of previously announced OS/390 Version 2 feature numbers and ordering information.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

OS/390 Print Server

Basic Basic Graduated OTC Graduated MLC Group Feature Number Feature Number

18 4476 4461 20 4477 4462 25 4478 4463 28 4479 4464 29 4480 4465 30 4481 4466 31 4482 4467 32 4483 4468 35 4484 4469 38 4485 4470 40 4486 4471 50 4487 4472 60 4488 4473 70 4489 4474 80 4490 4475

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge specify the following feature numbers, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

                       MOSP Basic                  MOSP Basic
                     Graduated OTC               Graduated MLC
Group                Feature Number              Feature Number

18 4506 4491 20 4507 4492 25 4508 4493 28 4509 4494 29 4510 4495 30 4511 4496 31 4512 4497 32 4513 4498 35 4514 4499 38 4515 4500 40 4516 4501 50 4517 4502 60 4518 4503 70 4519 4504 80 4520 4505

Note: The group can be determined by referring to the Exhibit for System/370 (TM) and System/390 Machines (Z125-3901) or the Exhibit for Non-IBM Machines (Z125-3902); that are associated with the IBM Customer Agreement (Z125-4575).

Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL OTC feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                                        ESL OTC
                                        Feature
Description                             Number

OS/390 Print Server 4460

Note: ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B features and quantity.

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

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

.---------------------------------------------------------.
|                        PSLC Feature Number              |
|--------+--------------+-----------+---------------------|
|        |  Base        |  Level A  |       Level B       |
|--------+----+----+----+----+------+----+----+----+------|
|OS/390  |   1|   2|   3|   1|   42 |   1|  10|  50|      |
|Function| MSU| MSU| MSU| MSU|  MSU | MSU| MSU| MSU|N/C ID|
|--------+----+----+----+----+------+----+----+----+------|
|OS/390  |    |    |    |    |      |    |    |    |      |
|Print   |4525|4526|4527|4528| 4529 |4530|4531|4532|4533  |
|Server  |    |    |    |    |      |    |    |    |      |
'--------+----+----+----+----+------+----+----+----+------'

Example 1: A single machine with 11 MSUs PSLC program features are xxx1, quantity 1 and xxx2, quantity 8.

Example 2: Two machines with 60 aggregate MSUs in a parallel Sysplex PSLC program features are:

Note: Specify the PSLC Base feature and applicable PSLC Level A and PSLC level B features and quantity. If there is more than one copy, the charge for all copies should be associated with one copy by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and the quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs). For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No Charge (N/C) Identifier feature.

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the IMLC Base 80 MSU feature and the applicable additional IMLC MSU feature(s) and quantity corresponding to the MSU rating of the designated machine.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

.--------------------+---------------------------------.
|                    |    IMLC Feature Number          |
|--------------------+---------+-----------------------|
|                    |  Base   |    Additional MSUS    |
|--------------------+---------+--------+-------+------|
|OS/390              |   80    |     1  |   10  |  50  |
|Function            |  MSU    |    MSU |  MSU  | MSU  |
|--------------------+---------+--------+-------+------|
|OS/390 Print Server |  4521   |   4522 | 4523  | 4524 |
'--------------------+---------+--------+-------+------'

Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

Version-to-Version Upgrade Credit: To upgrade from a prior program acquired for a one-time charge to a replacement program using a version-to-version upgrade credit, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the applicable prior program and replacement program participating in the upgrade credit.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium:

Distribution Medium for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Optional Features

Media feature number information remains unchanged from the previous announcement of OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 except for the following additions and withdrawals from marketing:

Feature numbers added:

OS/390 9/6250 3480 4 mm Function Tape Cartridge DAT

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 5775 5776 5777 France Secure(6) Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 5766 5767 5768 NA Secure(6),(7) Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 5769 5770 5771 Export Security(6),(8) IP Security CDMF(6),(9) 5747 5748 5749 IP Security DES/CDMF(6),(9) 5744 5745 5746 Security Server LDAP Server 5778 5779 5780 DES/TDES(6),(7),(10) Print Server(11) 5772 5773 5774 Comprised of IP PrintWay/NetSpool and Print Interface

(6)   Export tracking required
(7)   Orderable only by OS/390 Security Server Licensees
(8)   Import restriction into France
(9)   For Firewall Technologies support, customers need to order
      OS/390 Security Server with one of the above IP Security
      feature numbers.
(10)  Only available in U.S./Canada
(11)  Chargeable Optional Features ship with an OS/390 order.  They
      are shipped disabled unless specifically ordered, in which
      case, they are shipped enabled and the order will include the
      related hardcopy publications that normally ship with the
      enabled elements.

Feature numbers withdrawn from marketing effective
March 12, 1998:

OS/390 9/6250 3480 4 mm Function Tape Cartridge DAT

ICSS 2.2 NA Secure 5738 5739 5740 ICSS 2.2 Export Security 5750 5751 5752 TCP/IP Offload 5835 Domain Name Server 5757 with WLM Kit Firewall Technologies -- 5758 DES/CDMF Kit Firewall Technologies -- 5759 CDMF Kit

Feature number remains the same but is available
after General Availability:

CD-ROM

Preconfigured CD for PC Server and 5819 RS/6000 with System/390 Server-on-Board System for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5.0 (Available May 22, 1998)

Feature numbers changed to MES Only:

The following OS/390 Version 2 (5647-A01) feature numbers for IP PrintWay/NetSpool are MES Only orderable effective March 12, 1998.

                                                          Feature
Description                                               Number

ESL -- IP PrintWay/NetSpool 3976 BMLC IP PrintWay/NetSpool 4200 BOTC IP PrintWay/NetSpool 4201 DMLC IP PrintWay/NetSpool 4202 DOTC IP PrintWay/NetSpool 4203 IP PrintWay/NetSpool 6250 5741 IP PrintWay/NetSpool 3480 5742 IP PrintWay/NetSpool 4 mm 5743

These features are not available for new OS/390 Version 2 orders. The current prices of these features are unaffected by this change.



NLS features

Media feature number information remains unchanged from the previous announcement of OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 except for the following additions:

Kanji/Japanese

OS/390 9/6250 3480 4 mm Function Tape Cartridge DAT

Print Server JPN -- 6706 6707 6708 IP PrintWay/NetSpool JPN support

OS/390 9/6250 3480 4 mm Function Tape Cartridge DAT

BookServer JPN support 6767 6768 6769 was added to the OS/390 JPN/Kanji overall support provided via previously announced feature codes:

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

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480. Then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                       Feature
Description                                            Number
Initial Shipments
Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment                3444
 of media and documentation)
Ship Media Only (suppresses initial                    3470
 shipment of documentation)
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                    3471
 initial shipment of media)
Update Shipments
Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses                    3480
 update shipment of documentation)
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                    3481
 update shipment of media)
Suppress Updates (suppresses update                    3482
 shipment of media and documentation)
Expedite Shipments
Local IBM Office Expedite                              3445
 (for IBM use only)
Customer Expedite Process Charge                       3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM receives the order. IBM will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

                                                       Feature
Description                                            Number

ESO ID 3490

Optional Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number for the desired distribution medium:

                             9/6250         3480          4 mm
Environment                   Tape       Cartridge        DAT

OS/390 Base Source 7031(11) 7081(12) 7074(11)

(12)  Contains Restricted Material of IBM

DSLO License: To order a DSLO license, specify the program number, feature number 9901 for asset registration, and the feature number below for a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge that corresponds to the group containing the designated machine.

OS/390 Print Server

DSLO DSLO Graduated OTC(13) Graduated MLC (14) Group Feature Number Feature Number

18 4534 4549 20 4535 4550 25 4536 4551 28 4537 4552 29 4538 4553 30 4539 4554 31 4540 4555 32 4541 4556 35 4542 4557 38 4543 4558 40 4544 4559 50 4545 4560 60 4546 4561 70 4547 4562 80 4548 4563

(13)  One-Time Charge
(14)  Monthly License Charge

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge specify the following feature numbers, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

                         MOSP DSLO           MOSP DSLO
                         Graduated           Graduated
                            OTC                 MLC
Group                  Feature Number      Feature Number

18 4579 4564 20 4580 4565 25 4581 4566 28 4582 4567 29 4383 4568 30 4584 4569 31 4585 4570 32 4586 4571 35 4587 4572 38 4588 4573 40 4589 4574 50 4590 4575 60 4591 4576 70 4592 4577 80 4593 4578

Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license will be provided through the basic license location. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo, program directories, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

Basic/Unlicensed Publications

Order Title Number

OS/390 SOM (TM) Objects Getting Started GA22-7248 OSA Planning GC23-3870 HLASM Toolkit Feature Installation/ GC26-8711 Custom. Guide OS/390 Licensed Program Specification GC28-1728 OS/390 MVS Product Management GC28-1730 LAN Server Installation Guide GC28-1733 LANRES Installation Guide GC28-1736 OS/390 MVS Conversion Notebook GC28-1747 OS/390 MVS HCD Planning GC28-1750 OS/390 MVS JCL Reference GC28-1757 OS/390 MVS Planning: Workload GC28-1761 Management OS/390 MVS Routing and Description Codes GC28-1778 OS/390 MVS System GC28-1780 Codes OS/390 MVS System Commands GC28-1781 OS/390 MVS System Messages, Volume 1 (ABA-ASA) GC28-1784 Volume 2 (ASB-ERB) GC28-1785 Volume 3 (GDE-IEB) GC28-1786 Volume 4 (IEC-IFD) GC28-1787 Volume 5 (IGD-IZP) GC28-1788 OS/390 JES2 Commands GC28-1790 OS/390 JES2 Messages GC28-1796 OS/390 JES2 Migration Notebook GC28-1797 OS/390 JES3 Commands GC28-1798 OS/390 JES3 Conversion Notebook(15) GC28-1799 Order Title Number

OS/390 JES3 Messages(15) GC28-1804 OS/390 HCD Messages GC28-1849 OS/390 SOM Objects Configuration and GC28-1851 Administration OS/390 Security Server(RACF) Plan: GC28-1920 Installation Migration(15) OS/390 AET Customization GC28-1994 CS OS/390 IP User's Guide GC31-8514 OS/390 Installation and Planning Kit GK2T-6710 C/C++ Compiler Run-Time Migration SC09-2359 Guide OS/390 ICSF Messages SC23-3977 HLASM Installation and Customization SC26-3494 Guide DFSMS/MVS Access Method Services ICF SC26-4906 DFSMS/MVS Program Management SC26-4916 DFSMS/MVS Planning for Installation SC26-4919 DFSMSdfp Storage Administration SC26-4920 Reference DFSMS/MVS Utilities SC26-4926 DFSMS/MVS NFS Customization SC26-7029 Operations OS/390 ISPF Users Guide SC28-1239 OS/390 ISPF Planning and Customizing SC28-1298 OS/390 OE DCE Planning SC28-1582 OS/390 OE DCE Config. Getting Started SC28-1583 OS/390 OE DFS Config. Getting Started SC28-1722 OS/390 SMP/E Messages and Codes SC28-1738 OS/390 BDT Installation(15) SC28-1742 OS/390 MVS Initialization Tuning Reference SC28-1752 OS/390 JES2 Initialization Tuning Reference SC28-1792 OS/390 JES3 Initialization Tuning Reference(15) SC28-1803 OS/390 SMP/E Commands SC28-1805 OS/390 SMP/E Reference SC28-1806 OS/390 HCD User's Guide SC28-1848 OS/390 OE Planning SC28-1890 OS/390 Language Environment for OS/390 SC28-1941 Customization Language Environment Run-Time Migration SC28-1944 Guide OS/390 RMF User's Guide(15) SC28-1949 OS/390 SOMobjects Messages/Codes/ SC28-1996 Diagnosis CS OS/390 IP Planning and Migration Guide SC31-8512 CS OS/390 IP Configuration SC31-8513 CS OS/390 IP Messages Volume 1 SC31-8517 CS OS/390 Network Implementation SC31-8563 CS OS/390 SNA Resource Definition SC31-8565 Reference CS OS/390 SNA Resource Definition Samples SC31-8566 CS OS/390 SNA Operations SC31-8567 CS OS/390 SNA Messages SC31-8569 CS OS/390 IP Messages Volume 2 SC31-8570 CS OS/390 IP Codes SC31-8571 CS OS/390 SNA Migration Guide SC31-8622 Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1: OS/390 SC31-8642 Planning Install. Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1: OS/390 SC31-8643 Webmaster Guide Webserver Search Engine Installation SC31-8663 Webserver Search Engine Administration SC31-8664 CS OS/390 IP Messages Volume 3 SC31-8674 High Speed Access Services User's Guide GC31-8676 GDDM Sys Customization and SC33-0871 Administration Order Title Number

DFSORT Installation and Customization(15) SC33-4034 VisualLift MVS,VM,VSE OS/390 Users SC33-6691 Guide(15) OS/390 VisualLift Run-Time Environment SC33-6693 BookManager Read/MVS Install/Plan/ SC38-2035 Customization BookManager Build/MVS Install/Plan/ SC38-2037 Customization OS/390 Printing Softcopy Books S544-5354

(15)  These publications are included in basic package when that
      element's priced feature number is ordered.

Note: The OS/390 Installation Planning Kit (GK2T-6710) will be available at general availability and is included in the OS/390 Release 5 new licensee package. Individual publications in the kit will be available to order shortly after the announcement date. The kit consists of the following hardcopy publications:

Optional Publications: The following optional publications will be available at general availability.

Note: Specifying the 8xxx feature number will supply the publications library, in hardcopy, for the listed OS/390 element or optional feature. These libraries are supplied in softcopy displayable format as part of the basic softcopy publications. A complete list of the titles can be found in the OS/390 Information Roadmap (GC28-1727), and in the Sales Manual description for OS/390.

                                                       Feature
Library Title                                          Number

OS/390 Hardcopy Unlicensed Publications 8007 OS/390 HLA Toolkit Publications 8008 OS/390 C/C++ Publications 8009 OS/390 DFSMSrmm Publications 8010 OS/390 DFSMShsm Publications 8011 OS/390 JES3 Publications 8012 OS/390 RMF Publications 8013 OS/390 Security Server Publications 8014 OS/390 TCP/IP NPF Publications 8016 OS/390 DFSORT Publications 8021 OS/390 GDDM PGF Publications 8022 OS/390 SDSF Publications 8023 0S/390 DFSMSdss Publications 8024 OS/390 Print Server Publications 8028 OS/390 HCM Publications 8029

The following feature number is withdrawn from marketing and no longer orderable effective March 12, 1998:

                                                       Feature
Library Title                                          Number

OS/390 TCP/IP Offload Publications 8020

Optional Unlicensed Publications: Specifying the 8xxx feature numbers below will supply the following optional unlicensed material, which will be available from IBM at product general availability for a fee.

List of Hardcopy Unlicensed Publications (feature number 8007) Price $1,350.00

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number

OS/390 ICSF Overview GC23-3972 DFSMS/MVS General Information GC26-4900 HLASM MVS and VM and VSE General GC26-4943 Information OS/390 ISPF Messages and Codes GC28-1326 OS/390 OE DCE Introduction GC28-1581 OS/390 MVS Progr: Product Registration GC28-1729 OS/390 MVS Progr: Resource Recovery GC28-1739 OS/390 MVS Dump Output Messages GC28-1749 OS/390 MVS IPCS Commands GC28-1754 OS/390 IPCS Customization GC28-1755 OS/390 MVS IPCS User's Guide GC28-1756 OS/390 MVS JCL User's Guide GC28-1758 OS/390 Planning: Global Resource Serial GC28-1759 OS/390 MVS Planning: Operations GC28-1760 OS/390 MVS Progr: Assembler Services GC28-1762 Guide MVS Programming: Auth. Assem. Services GC28-1763 Guide MVS Auth. Assem. Services Reference, GC28-1764 ALE-DYN MVS Auth. Assem. Services Reference, GC28-1765 ENF-ITT MVS Auth. Assem. Services Reference, GC28-1766 LLA-SDU MVS Auth. Assem. Services Reference, GC28-1767 SET-WTO MVS Callable Services High Level GC28-1768 Language MVS Progr: Extended Addressability GC28-1769 MVS JES Common Coupling Services GC28-1770 MVS Progr: Sysplex Services Guide GC28-1771 OS/390 MVS Progr: Sysplex Services GC28-1772 Reference MVS Progr: Workload Management GC28-1773 Services MVS Writing Servers APPC/MVS GC28-1774 MVS Writing TPS APPC/MVS GC28-1775 Writing Transaction Scheduler APPC/MVS GC28-1776 MVS Recovery Reconfiguration Guide GC28-1777 MVS Setting Up a Sysplex GC28-1779 MVS System Data Set Definition GC28-1782 OS/390 MVS System Management Facility GC28-1783 MVS Planning: APPC/MVS Management GC28-1807 OS/390 Parallel Sysplex Overview GC28-1860 Parallel Sysplex System Management GC28-1861 Parallel Sysplex Hardware/Software GC28-1862 Migration Parallel Sysplex Application Migration GC28-1863 MVS Progr: Assembler Services GC28-1910 Reference Language Environment Concepts GC28-1945 OS/390 TSO/E General Information GC28-1964 OS/390 TSO/E Messages GC28-1978 OS/390 AET Administration and GC28-1993 Programming GDDM V3R2 General Information GC33-0866 General Information Manual for VisualLift GC33-6690 ICKDSF R16 User's Guide GC35-0033 OS/390 MVS System Commands Summary GX22-0040 OS/390 JES2 Commands Summary GX22-0041 OS/390 ICSF System Programmer's Guide SC23-3974 OS/390 ICSF Administrator's Guide SC23-3975 OS/390 ICSF Application Programmer's SC23-3976 Guide MVS Packaging Rules SC23-3695 Order Title Number

OS/390 Encina Toolkit Executive Guide and SC24-5832 Reference OS/390 OE DCE AS Programming Guide SC24-5833 OS/390 OE DCE AS Conf. and Administration SC24-5834 Guide DFMSMS/MVS OAM PISA Tape Library SC26-3051 DFSMS Implementation Sys-Management SC26-3123 Storage SML Managing Data SC26-3124 SML Managing Storage Groups SC26-3125 SML Leading a Storage Admin. Group SC26-3126 DFSMS/MVS Access Method Catalog SC26-4905 DFSMS/MVS Checkpoint/Restart SC26-4907 DFSMS/MVS Install Exits SC26-4908 DFSMS/MVS Using ISMF SC26-4911 DFSMS/MVS Macro Instruction DS SC26-4913 DFSMS/MVS Managing Catalog SC26-4914 DFSMS/MVS DFM/MVS Guide Reference SC26-4915 DFSMS/MVS OAM APP Programming SC26-4917 Reference DFSMS/MVS OAM PISA Object Support SC26-4918 DFSMS/MVS DFSMDFP Adv. Svs SC26-4921 DFSMS/MVS Using Data Sets SC26-4922 DFSMS/MVS Using Magnetic Tapes SC26-4923 DFSMS/MVS Using Volume Mount SC26-4925 Analyzer HLASM MVS and VM and VSE Language SC26-4940 Reference HLASM MVS and VM and VSE Programming SC26-4941 Guide DFSMS/MVS NFS Performance Tuning SC26-7019 Guide DFSMS/MVS NFS User's Guide SC26-7028 Naviquest User's Guide SC26-7194 OS/390 ISPF Dialog Tag Language Guide/ SC28-1219 Reference OS/390 ISPF Services Guide SC28-1272 OS/390 ISPF Dialog Development Guide/ SC28-1273 Reference OS/390 ISPF Examples SC28-1282 OS/390 ISPF Getting Started SC28-1294 OS/390 ISPF Reference Summary SC28-1308 OS/390 ISPF Edit and Edit Macros SC28-1312 OS/390 ISPF Library Management Facility SC28-1317 OS/390 ISPF SCLM Developer's Guide SC28-1318 OS/390 ISPF SCLM Project Manager's SC28-1319 Guide OS/390 ISPF SCLM Reference SC28-1320 OS/390 OE DCE Administration Guide SC28-1584 OS/390 OE DCE Command Reference SC28-1585 OE DCE User's Guide SC28-1586 OE DCE ADG Introduction and Style SC28-1587 OE DCE ADG Core Components SC28-1588 OE DCE ADG Directory Services SC28-1589 OE DCE Application Development SC28-1590 Reference OE DCE DFS Administration Guide/ SC28-1720 Reference LAN MVS Configuration Files and SC28-1732 Commands LANRES Configuration Files and SC28-1735 Commands OS/390 BDT Commands SC28-1744 OS/390 BDT Messages and Codes SC28-1745 OS/390 MVS Initialization and Tuning SC28-1751 Guide OS/390 MVS Install Exits SC28-1753 OS/390 JES2 Initialization and Tuning SC28-1791 Guide OS/390 JES2 Install Exits SC28-1793 Order Title Number

OS/390 JES2 Macros SC28-1795 OS/390 OSA/SF User's Guide SC28-1855 OS/390 OE User's Guide SC28-1891 OS/390 OE Command Reference SC28-1892 OE Programming: Assem. Call Services SC28-1899 Reference OE Programming Tools SC28-1904 OE Using REXX and OE SC28-1905 OE Communication Server Guide SC28-1906 OE Messages and Codes SC28-1908 OE File System Interface Reference SC28-1909 Language Environment OS/390 and VM SC28-1939 Prog. Guide Language Environment OS/390 and VM SC28-1940 Prog. Reference Language Environment Debug Messages SC28-1942 Language Environment Writing SC28-1943 Applications OS/390 TSO/E Customization SC28-1965 OS/390 TSO/E Administration SC28-1966 OS/390 TSO/E User's Guide SC28-1968 OS/390 TSO/E Command Reference SC28-1969 OS/390 TSO/E Programming Guide SC28-1970 OS/390 TSO/E Programming Services SC28-1971 TSO/E System Programming Command SC28-1972 Reference OS/390 TSO/E CLISTs SC28-1973 OS/390 TSO/E REXX User's Guide SC28-1974 OS/390 TSO/E REXX Reference SC28-1975 CS OS/390 IP Diagnosis SC31-8521 GDDM Base Application Programming SC33-0867 Guide GDDM Base Application Programming SC33-0868 Reference GDDM Messages SC33-0869 GDDM Diagnosis SC33-0870 GDDM User's Guide SC33-0875 GDDM Image Symbol Editor SC33-0920 OS/390 UNIX System Serv Parallel SC33-6695 Environment Rel Gd OS/390 UNIX System Serv Parallel SC33-6696 Environment MPI OS/390 UNIX System Serv PE Operations SC33-6697 and Use OS/390 ISPF Appl. Server User's Guide SC34-4619 and Reference OS/390 ISPF VisualAge for ISPF User's SC34-4620 Guide DFSMS/MVS Remote Copy Guide/ SC35-0169 Reference OS/390 HCD Reference Summary SX22-0043 DFSMS Summary of Access Method SX26-3807 Services for ICF CS OS/390 Operations Quick Reference SX75-0121 DFSMS/MVS DFSMSdfp Diagnosis SY27-9605 OS/390 BDT Diagnosis Reference SY28-1081 OS/390 MVS Diagnosis: Procedures SY28-1082 OS/390 MVS Diagnosis: Reference SY28-1084 OS/390 MVS Diagnosis: Tools and SY28-1085 Service Aids OS/390 JES2 Diagnosis SY28-1086

List of HLA Toolkit Publications (feature number 8008)
Price $23.40

HLASM Toolkit IDF Users Guide GC26-8709 HLASM Toolkit Feature User's Guide GC26-8710 HLASM Toolkit Feature Debug GC26-8712 Reference Summary

Order Title Number

List of C/C++ Publications (feature number 8009) Price $117.72

Debug Tool Users Guide and Reference                   SC09-2137
C/C++ Users Guide                                      SC09-2361
C/C++ Programming Guide                                SC09-2362
C/C++ IBM Open Class Library User's                    SC09-2363
  Guide
C/C++ Run-Time Library Reference                       SC28-1663
C Curses                                               SC28-1907
C/C++ Reference Summary                                SX09-1313

List of DFSMSrmm Publications (feature number 8010) Price $17.33

DFSMSrmm Guide and Reference                           SC26-4931
DFSMSrmm, DFSMShsm Implementation/                     SC26-4932
  Customization
DFSMSrmm, DFSMShsm Commands                            SX26-6016
  Reference Summary
DFSMSrmm, DFSMShsm Diagnosis Guide                     SY27-9615

List of DFSMShsm Publications (feature number 8011) Price $48.87

DFSM/MVS Managing Data Availability                    SC26-4928
DFSMShsm Storage Administration                        SH21-1075
  Reference
DFSMShsm Storage Administration Guide                  SH21-1076
DFSMShsm Managing Own Data                             SH21-1077
DFSMShsm Implementation/Customization                  SH21-1078
DFSMShsm User Commands Reference                       SX26-3806
  Summary
DFSMShsm Storage Administration                        SX26-3808
  Reference Summary

List of JES3 Publications (feature number 8012) Price $15.08

OS/390 JES3 Commands Summary                           GX22-0042
OS/390 JES3 Initialization Tuning Guide                SC28-1802
OS/390 JES3 Customization                              SY28-1089
OS/390 JES3 Diagnosis                                  SY28-1090
OS/390 JES3 Diagnosis Reference                        SY28-1092

List of RMF Publications (feature number 8013) Price $44.55

OS/390 RMF Messages and Codes                          GC28-1948
OS/390 RMF Report Analysis                             SC28-1950
OS/390 RMF Performance Management                      SC28-1951
  Guide
OS/390 RMF Programmers Guide                           SC28-1952
OS/390 RMF Diagnosis Guide                             SC33-6592
OS/390 RMF Reference Summary                           SX22-0044

List of Security Server Publications (feature number 8014) Price $133.79

OS/390 Security Server(RACF)                           GC28-1912
  Introduction
OS/390 Security Srv(RACF)                              GC28-1922
  Ext.(RACROUTE) Macro
OS/390 OE DCE Security Server                          GC28-1938
  Overview
OS/390 Firewall Technologies Guide                     SC24-5835
  and Reference
OS/390 Sec Srv(RACF)-LDAP Srv Admin.                   SC24-5861
  and Use Guide
                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number

OS/390 Security Srv(RACF) Sys. SC28-1913 Programmer's Guide OS/390 Security Server(RACF) Macros SC28-1914 Interface OS/390 Sec Srv(RACF) Security SC28-1915 Admin. Guide OS/390 Security Server(RACF) SC28-1916 Auditor's Guide OS/390 Security Server(RACF) SC28-1918 Messages and Codes OS/390 Security Server(RACF) SC28-1919 Command Lang Ref. OS/390 Sec Srv(RACF) Command SX23-0027 Syntax Summary OS/390 Security Server(RACF) SY27-2639 Diagnosis

List of TCP/IP NPF Publications (feature number 8016) Price $5.76

CS OS/390 IP Network Print Facility                    SC31-8522

List of DFSORT Publications (feature number 8021) Price $44.24

DFSORT R13 Panels Guide                                GC26-7037
DFSORT R13 Brochure                                    GC33-4033
DFSORT R13 Tuning Guide                                SC26-3111
DFSORT R13 Getting Started                             SC26-4109
DFSORT Messages, Codes, Diagnosis                      SC26-7050
DFSORT Application Programming Guide                   SC33-4035
DFSORT R13 Reference Summary                           SX33-8001

List of GDDM PGF Publications (feature number 8022) Price $35.37

GDDM-PFG Interactive Chart Utility                     SC33-0328
GDDM-PFG Vector Symbol Edit                            SC33-0330
GDDM-PFG Programming Reference                         SC33-0333
GDDM-PFG Application Programming Guide                 SC33-0913
GDDM-PFG Operations Users Guide                        SC33-1776

List of SDSF Publications (feature number 8023) Price $11.66

SDSF Guide and Reference                               SC28-1622
SDSF Customization and Security                        SC28-1623

List of DFSMSdss Publications (feature number 8024) Price $12.38

DFSMS/MVS DFSMSdss Storage Admin.                      SC26-4929
  Reference
DFSMS/MVS DFSMSdss Storage Admin.                      SC26-4930
  Guide

List of Print Server Publications (feature number 8028) Price $26.78

IBM NetSpool Guide                                     G544-5301
OS/390 Print Server Users Guide for UNIX               G544-5543
OS/390 Print Interface Configuration                   S544-5544
OS/390 Print Server Overview                           G544-5545
OS/390 Print Server Users Guide                        S544-5511
  for Windows
IBM IP PrintWay Guide                                  S544-5379

List of HCM Publications (feature number 8029) Price $8.40

OS/390 HCM User's Guide                                SC33-6595

Additional copies of unlicensed publications will be available for a fee after product availability. These copies can be ordered from your IBM representative, through the system library subscription service (SLSS) or by direct order.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: OS/390 manuals are offered in BookManager-displayable softcopy form. The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are automatically shipped on CD-ROM.

These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager READ, an OS/390 element, in any of the supported environments or with the IBM Library Readers for DOS, OS/2, and Windows, which are included at no charge on the CD-ROMs. Terms and Conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files on CD-ROM.

The Softcopy Print element in OS/390 enables hardcopies of these manuals to be printed. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Basic Softcopy

Order Title Number

OS/390 V2 Licensed Product Library LK2T-2499 OS/390 Collection SK2T-6700

Optional Softcopy Publications On Tape: This deliverable contains all OS/390 licensed and unlicensed publications for the base and optional features.

Specify the feature number for the media type desired.

                                                       Feature
Title                              Media               Number

Product Library on Tape 6250 Tape 7003 3480 Cartridge 7004 3480 Compressed 7005 4 mm 7006

Softcopy Optional Unlicensed Publications: Subscriptions to the following CD-ROMs can be ordered for a fee by specifying the feature numbers listed:

                                 Order        Feature
Title                            Number       Number       Price

S/390 Redbooks SK2T-2177 8005 $250 Collection OS/390 Security Server SK2T-2180 8004 275 (RACF) Information Package(15)

(15)  Available to users of the OS/390 Security Server optional
      feature -- Available April 10, 1998

Note: When the S/390 Redbooks Collection and the OS/390 Security Server (RACF) Information Package are ordered as features of OS/390, the special subscription price includes automatic shipment of all updates made while the product version is in service.

The S/390 Redbooks Collection contains over 300 technical bulletins, in BookManager format, that are related to the S/390 platform. The bulletins are "redbooks" produced by the International Technical Support Center (ITSO) and "orange and yellow books" produced by the Washington Systems Center.

The OS/390 Security Server (RACF) Information Package includes more than 700 unlicensed online books from a wide variety of S/390 operating system and application product libraries that reference RACF and OS/390 Security Server, as well as ITSO redbooks (technical bulletins related to RACF system security), flyers, education course listings, sample code, and more.

Licensed Documentation

Optional Licensed Publications

Specifying the 8006 feature numbers below will supply the following optional licensed material, which will be available from IBM at product general availability for a fee.

List of Hardcopy Licensed Publications (feature number 8006) Price $120.20

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number

DFSMS/MVS DFSMSdfp Diagnosis LY27-9606 Reference DFSMS/MVS DFSMShsm Diagnosis Guide LY27-9607 DFSMS/MVS DFSMShsm Diagnosis LY27-9608 Reference DFSMS/MVS DFSMSdss Diagnosis Guide LY27-9609 CS OS/390 SNA Diagnosis LY43-0079 CS OS/390 SNA Customization LY43-0110

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The terms for OS/390 Version 2, as previously announced (Software Announcement 297-355 ) licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.

Support Line: S/390



CHARGES

Contact your IBM representative for charges information.



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      FFST, SOMobjects, VisualLift, DFSMSdss, DFSMShsm, DFSMSrmm,
      DFSORT, RS/6000, RMF, SmoothStart, SP, Workplace, Intelligent
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      Measurement Facility, Business Partner, CBPDO, System/370, and
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