z/VSE 6.1 GA announcement: Migration Price Option (MPO)
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z/VSE 6.1 does not support Fast Service Upgrade (FSU), because we are going to a new CICS TS version. That is z/VSE 6.1 requires an initial installation. We did the same, when we introduced CICS TS for VSE/ESA 1.1 with VSE/ESA 2.4. That also allows to clean up your system. In the past our service team got some problems reported caused by old and obsolete settings. That is for some z/VSE users it may take more time to migrate to the new z/VSE 6.1. We will therefore provide a migration white paper at GA as well as migration tips in the updated CICS Enhancements Guide, also available at GA.
To give some more time for the migration - compared to Single Version Charging (SVC) - we will introduce a new Migration Price Option (MPO) for z/VSE 6.1.
Below is the MPO text of the z/VSE 6.1 announcement letter:
The Migration Price Option (MPO) enables the combining of z/VSE V5 (and/or z/VSE prior versions) and z/VSE V6 MSUs to calculate z/VSE V6 billable charges on the same machine. Customers pay for the combined MSUs at the z/VSE V6 price. All Customers are eligible for the MPO while migrating to z/VSE V6. The eligibility period is 18 months from the date of licensing z/VSE V6. Eligibility ends at the completion of migration or 18 months, whichever occurs first.
The Migration Price Option should be requested when ordering z/VSE V6 when that will be replacing z/VSE V5 (and/or z/VSE prior versions) on the same Machine.
The Migration Price Option is available:
When z/VSE V5 (and/or z/VSE prior versions) and z/VSE V6 are eligible for Sub-Capacity pricing, z/VSE V6 is charged at the combined concurrent peak MSUs for both versions, reported as z/VSE (ALL) on the customer's Sub-Capacity Report. The calculated MSUs apply for a period not to exceed 18 months from the date of licensing of z/VSE V6.
When full capacity charges apply, charges for z/VSE V5 (and/or z/VSE prior versions) and z/VSE V6 are based on the MSU value at Full-Machine Capacity and billed at the z/VSE V6 price for a period not to exceed 18 months from the date of licensing z/VSE V6.
The usage of a set of Programs, subject to the waiver, would be limited by terms of an IBM agreement such that the qualifying customers will be allowed to run only one SW application (either "from" or "to" Program) in a single production LPAR.
You can find the full text in the announcement letter under Terms and Conditions here.