IBM IMS 12 Transaction and Database Servers (QPP) deliver

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement
AP10-0291, dated October 5, 2010
IBM IMS 12 Transaction and Database Servers (QPP)
deliver extremely high performance and availability at
very low cost per transaction
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Description
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Technical information
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At a glance
IMS
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12 Database Manager enhancements
• Broadened Java and XML support and tools can ease IMS development and access
to IMS data.
• IMS Fast Path Buffer Manager enhancements utilize 64-bit storage to improve
availability and overall system performance.
• Full Function Dynamic Buffer Pool support, centralized repository support, and
enhanced commands simplify operations and improve availability.
• Extended Address Volume (EAV) support, Database Recovery Control (DBRC), Fast
Path and Full Function DB enhancements relieve some capacity constraints.
IMS 12 Transaction Manager enhancements
• IMS Connect (the TCP/IP gateway to IMS transactions, operations, and data)
enhancements offer improved IMS flexibility, availability, resilience, and security.
• Multiple Systems Coupling (MSC) TCP/IP link enhances bandwidth, improving
performance.
• Broadened Java and XML tooling eases IMS application development and
connectivity, and enhances IMS web services to assist developers with business
transformation.
• Enhanced commands, Shared Queues Cross-Coupling Facility (XCF), and
centralized repository support simplify operations and improve availability.
Overview
IMS is IBM's high-performance application and data server for IBM® System z®.
No other solution offers the combination of extremely high performance, scalability,
rock-solid reliability, and runtime efficiency. When it comes to running core
applications that are at the heart of business processing, most large corporations
worldwide continue to depend on IMS.
Today's enterprise IT needs are more closely tied to the business than ever before.
The business requires efficiency to meet the cost challenges and responsiveness
demanded by the global economy. Enterprise IT must support growth, allowing the
business to rapidly develop new products and services to remain competitive while
at the same time increasing productivity and flexibility on demand. Business today
also requires IT systems to be resilient, helping reduce business risk and helping the
business to comply with regulations and business processes.
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IMS and IMS tools continue to evolve to provide value and meet these needs for
enterprise customers. They have provided investment protection for four decades.
IMS provides unmatched capabilities to address your On Demand Business needs
through enhanced integration, openness, manageability, and scalability.
IMS 12 benefits:
• Integration and open access improvements provide you with flexibility and support
your business growth requirements.
• Manageability enhancements help you optimize system staff productivity by
improving ease of use and autonomic computing facilities, while also providing
increased availability.
• Scalability improvements have been made to the well-known performance,
efficiency, availability, and resilience of IMS by exploiting 64-bit storage.
IMS includes many additional features and improvements that along with the
System z platform will help you meet your IT and enterprise data center cost
challenges, as well as efficiency, resilience, and flexibility needs.
To learn more about IMS products and tools, visit
http://www.ibm.com/ims
Key prerequisites
IMS 12 can be used with all IBM processors capable of running z/OS® (5694-A01)
V1.11, or later, and supports the Long Displacement Facility of the z/Architecture®.
Additional prerequisites exist for specific IMS 12 functions.
Planned availability date
December 10, 2010, is the IMS 12 (5635-A03) Quality Partnership Program (QPP)
start date. IBM plans to ship IMS 12 to customers already selected as participants in
the Quality Partnership Program (QPP) process.
General availability of IMS V12 will be announced at a later date.
Description
Integrated and open access for simplified application development and
deployment
Enhanced IMS TCP/IP communication
IMS TCP/IP communication has been enhanced to enable IMS systems to
communicate directly with other IMS systems across a TCP/IP connection,
eliminating the maintenance cost, pathlength hops, and complexity associated with
routing TCP/IP communications between IMS systems through a third-party TCP/IP
gateway solution. IMS to IMS TCP/IP communication is supported by IMS Connect
and can be used by both the Multiple Systems Coupling (MSC) and Open Transaction
Manager Access (OTMA) functions of IMS.
IMS Connect, the integrated TCP/IP server for IMS, manages the TCP/IP connections
and protocols for IMS to IMS TCP/IP communications and has been enhanced to
support direct TCP/IP connections between IMS Connect instances. Each defined
TCP/IP connection can be used either by MSC or OTMA. IMS Connect has been
enhanced to support MSC links. Communications between IMS Connect and MSC is
managed by the Structured Call Interface (SCI) of the Common Service Layer (CSL).
IMS Connect support for OTMA TCP/IP communications leverages existing support
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for OTMA and introduces a few changes to the configuration of IMS Connect support
for OTMA.
MSC has been enhanced to support a new TCP/IP-type MSC link. The TCP/IPtype MSC links support the sending and receiving of transaction messages and
their responses. Depending on installation variables, the TCP/IP-type MSC link can
provide increased bandwidth over VTAM-type MSC links and therefore improved
performance. The configuration and operation of MSC TCP/IP links are similar to that
of MSC VTAM® links and both link types can coexist and be used as backup to each
other to help ensure availability.
OTMA has been enhanced to support sending transaction messages from application
programs running in a dependent region across a one-way TCP/IP connection to
another IMS system for processing. To simplify the definition of remote IMS systems
as the TCP/IP destinations for OTMA transaction messages, the OTMA destination
descriptor has also been enhanced to enable the easy specification of the required
parameters.
To ease operational support for IMS to IMS TCP/IP connections, new IMS type-2
commands, as well as new IMS Connect WTOR and z/OS MODIFY commands, are
provided.
IMS Connect type-2 Query and Update commands are also added, entered through
the IMS Operations Manager (OM) in support of IMS Connect resources, to allow
wildcards and filters be issued through the OM API. Type-2 command support for
IMS Connect resources includes alias, client, converter, datastore, IMSplex, Link,
MSC, ODBM, Port, Racfid, RmtIMSCon, Sendclnt, and UOR. This command support
improves IMS operations and eases use in a production environment.
Additional IMS Connect enhancements enable customers to use IMS Connect more
easily while providing better performance and diagnostics. These enhancements
can reduce costs of RACF® security, provide RACF-specific return codes for security
errors, provide new trace points for the Recorder trace, refresh XML converters,
identify clients hung in partial read status, eliminate the requirement for customer
assemble and link of supplied exits, and expand CM0 ACK Nowait to roll-your-own
(RYO) clients.
• RACF reason codes provide additional specific reason codes for various security
errors. This provides for better problem analyses where previously userid
authentication errors return RSM RC=04 RSN=28x/40 and needed specific error
differentiation: invalid userid, invalid pswd, expired pswd, userid revoked, and so
on.
• RACF Userid Caching enhances performance, reduces MIPs.
• XML Converter Refresh provides a command to refresh XML Converter without IMS
Connect restart. SOAP Gateway XML Converters are loaded in the IMS Connect
address space, and without this, once a converter is used, subsequent changes to
the converter required IMS Connect be restarted. This provides ease of use.
• Load Modules for Exits provides load modules for HWSUINIT, HWSJAVA0, and
HWSSMPL0/1. This eases use, where previously many customers using provided
exits had to assemble and link-edit.
• Commit Mode 0 (CM0) ACK NoWait for RYO clients extends NoWait to RYO clients
by eliminating their need to receive a timeout after the ACK. This would increase
throughput and enhance performance.
• Recorder Trace has been enhanced to capture message data at new trace points:
immediately after receiving messages from either a TCP/IP connection or from
OTMA through a Cross Coupling Facility (XCF), and immediately before sending
messages either on a TCP/IP connection or to OTMA by way of XCF. The new trace
points make it easier to identify whether a problem with a message is occurring
in IMS Connect or elsewhere, and can reduce the likelihood that a TCP/IP packet
trace will be required. The additional trace records can be enabled by issuing an
existing Base Primitive Environment (BPE) command enhanced to support this
function.
• Partial Read Status enables IMS Connect, while reading or waiting for input
messages from a client, to display the status of the client connection as READ.
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This provides for easy message length error detection, and corrective action, if
required.
Shared Queues enhancements
Shared Queues Traceability enhancements help capture sufficient and valuable
diagnostic data in order to help solve more quickly structure event problems. For
this a new structure event (STRE) trace table is created to maintain CQS structure
events such as connecting, rebuilding, overflow, structure checkpoint, link failures,
and so on.
Open Transaction Manager Access (OTMA)/Application Program-to-Program
Communication (APPC) Synchronous Shared Queues support using XCF provides an
option to communicate between the front-end IMS and the back-end IMS for the
shared queues transaction for improved performance, simplicity of the synchpoint
process, and resiliency, without using Resource Recovery Service (RRS). This
new IMS option supports OTMA Commit Mode 1 (send-then-commit) and APPC
synchronous transactions with Synch level=None/Confirm transactions running in
the shared queues environment. This capability removes the RRS dependency for
Synch level NONE and CONFIRM transactions. This enables growth of IMS Sysplex
workload for SOA applications. This provides a simplified solution, using IMS instead
of RRS as the synchpoint coordinator for shared queues transactions.
Additional OTMA Security enhancements
OTMA Access Control Environment Element (ACEE) enhancements reduce the ACEE
storage needed to run IMS and provide a better security environment for running
OTMA transactions. The Common OTMA ACEE Reduction/Hash Table for Multiple
clients creates one RACF ACEE for a user and shares it for all of the OTMA clients.
Previously, RACF ACEE for the same user could be created and cached multiple
times (one for each OTMA client) in an IMS Control region. Storage consumption
for RACF ACEE for users would be decreased, and the new maximum ACEE aging
value of 99,999 seconds has been introduced with this enhancement. This can
reduce storage requirements, improve security, ease capacity constraints, and help
maintain high availability.
Additional IMS 12 integration items also being provided through the IMS 11 service
process
OTMA and Connect enhancements for Callout messages include Delayed ACK and
TPIPE Cleanup support. Delayed ACK enables OTMA to respond to a late ACK so
Connect can inform the client properly. TPIPE cleanup enables IMS to remove
transaction pipes after they have been idle for three batch job consecutive system
checkpoints.
Type 2 universal driver support provides for connectivity to IMS databases from local
z/OS runtime environments. This is in addition to the Type 4 universal driver support
initially provided with IMS 11 for distributed access to IMS databases from TCP/IP
enabled platforms and runtimes.
Universal JDBC driver support for XML database enablement allows IMS databases
to both store and retrieve XML content through Open Database, further simplifying
and standardizing access to this data.
IMS integration with Data Source Explorer (DSE) and Cognos® enables IMS to be
an integral part of the IBM portfolio of solutions for operational business intelligence
and reporting support with Cognos, and for database exploration, edit, and SQL
scripting with DSE.
Persistent Java Virtual Machine (JVM) support in IMS Message Processing Programs
(MPP), Batch Message Processing (BMP), and Fast Path (IFP) regions provides for
calling Java from Enterprise COBOL out of these non-Java-dependent regions (JDR).
This enables COBOL to recognize and retain the JVM. This improves performance
for COBOL to Java interoperability when leveraging Java from legacy COBOL
applications. With this support, IMS manages the JVM, which is taken down only
when the MPP region terminates. Two new JCL parameters for non-JDRs (ENVIRON=
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and JVMOPMAS=) are provided to allow users to specify that IMS should create/
manage the JVM in the non-JDR (for example, MPP region) with the same parms as
those supported for IMS Java Message Processing (JMP) and Java Batch Processing
(JBP) regions.
Transaction Expiration support is extended to IMS TM Resource Adapter. This support
enables clients to use the transaction expiration function, which allows IMS to
expire the input transactions without processing them, to reduce the CPU cycles for
processing the unwanted transactions.
Additional integration items being provided in separate products for IMS 11 and 12
users
IMS Enterprise Suite enhancements are provided for its Connect APIs, DLIModel
utility plug-in, batch job and SOAP Gateway components. Connect API Java
enhancements provide support for the Transaction Expiration function, for retrieving
Message Format Service (MFS) Mod names, and additional ways for specifying the
location of SSL keystores and truststores, thus making API-driven IMS transactions
more flexible. The Connect API for C is enhanced to provide support for larger
messages. DLIModel Utility plug-in enhancements provide double-byte character
set (DBCS) support, and allow users to specify a default encoding for all sensitive
segments in the PSB, thus eliminating the need for tedious, error-prone manual
updates to the DLIDatabaseView class. SOAP Gateway enhancements provide topdown support for IMS PL/I provider scenarios with the latest release of Rational®
Developer for System z (RDz), along with security, performance, runtime, and
deployment utility enhancements. These SOAP Gateway enhancements ease new
IMS application development for web services, improve security and performance,
and further automate deployment. These enhancements are being provided through
the service process of the IMS Enterprise Suite 1.1, a separate, no-charge product.
IMS Enterprise Suite Explorer support enables IMS application developers and
database architects and developers to easily perform common and essential tasks
in an end-to-end application development life cycle, through an Eclipse-based user
interface that seamlessly integrates with other Eclipse-based solutions. Graphical
editors simplify the development and visualization of Database Description (DBD)
and Program Specification Block (PSB) resources definitions. By leveraging the IMS
universal JDBC drivers, this support offers a relational view of IMS data and offers
new function, such as graphical assistance to build SQL statements. This support
could reduce IMS application development and deployment costs, and provide a
foundation upon which additional internal and vendor-provided tools can extend and
enrich the provided functionality. Initially, a Technology Preview demonstration of
this capability is being provided on the IMS website at
http://www.ibm.com/ims
Ease management and extend scalability for ultra-high performance,
capacity, availability, and recovery
Dynamic Resource Definition (DRD) enhancements
IMS Repository support for selected DRD resources (transaction, routing codes,
program directories, database directories, and descriptors for these) provides a
single centralized store for resource definitions in an IMSplex. IMS Repository
simplifies the management of resource definitions and eliminates manual import and
the multiple Resource Definition Data Sets (RDDS) for each IMS.
The IMPORT Command is enhanced to provide an update option for updating
resources. Previously, the IMPORT command could only be used to add resources,
and where the resource name might already be defined, the command would fail.
The enhanced IMPORT command will create a runtime definition if one does not
already exist and updates existing runtime definitions with new attributes. Database
access must be stopped before the database definition is updated. This command
imports resources and descriptors definitions from a Resource Definition Data Set
(RDDS). This function enhances the usability of the IMS repository.
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Syntax Checker enhancements
Syntax Checker enhancements allow parameters to be displayed and saved in
customer orders, and provide support for repository server configuration members.
This simplifies the migration to IMS 12.
Extended Address Volume (EAV) support
EAV support for non-VSAM data sets allows IMS customers to take advantage
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of the EAV for non-VSAM data set type on the DS8000 , and new SMS function
supported in z/OS V1R12, providing disk storage constraint relief. EAV volumes
enable customers with additional disk addressable storage by having the option
to use larger EAVs. This support allows IMS Full Function OSAM databases, online
reorganization (OLR) data sets, online log data sets (OLDS), log write ahead data
sets (WADS), and IMS spool data sets to reside on these large volumes. This
provides relief to customers running out of z/OS addressable disk storage due to the
four-digit device number limit (65,280 devices) as these volumes contain more than
65,521 cylinders.
Logger enhancements
Logger enhancements allow the use of striped extended format online log data sets
(OLDS) to increase logging bandwith, and simplify write-ahead data set (WADS) size
calculation.
• OLDS Striping allows OLDS and system log data sets (SLDS) to be extended
format, optionally striped, data sets. This could increase the maximum write
bandwidth and would lessen the likelihood of logging bandwidth being a limiting
factor during times of high-volume logging such as during heavy BMP loads.
• WADS Channel Program enhancements further improve logging performance.
DB Recovery Control (DBRC) enhancements
Improved DBRC capacity, reliability, availability, serviceability, and usability,
including:
• For LIST commands issued through the Operations Manager API, the limit of 32
KB output is removed.
• The CLEANUP.RECON command added earlier to provide an option to force
cleanup of old or expired RECON log data and database recovery data is extended
to also clean up change accumulation (CA) record data.
• The timeline output for the LIST.HISTORY command, useful for diagnostics, is
enhanced to support increased timestamp precision as well as adding support for
HALDB online reorganization number display.
• User data fields have been added to the image copy, change accumulation, DBDS
recovery, and DBDS reorganization records to ease use by IMS utility vendors.
• The CA group record is enhanced to add a retention period option to the GRPMAX
option. This will allow the customer to specify the minimum amount of time that
they want DBRC to keep track of CA data for a CA group. This will make the
retention of CA data in the RECON consistent with image copy retention.
• The maximum number of USERKEYS for GENJCL commands has been increased
from 32 to 64.
• The new keyword %DBTYPE is added to the GENJCL SELECT ALLOC group,
indicating the type of database that the RECON allocation record is associated
with.
• The VOLLIST parameter of the INIT.CA, INIT.IC, NOTIFY.CA, and NOTIFY.IC
commands is optional if the RECON header indicates that these data sets are
cataloged.
• The DELETE.LOG INACTIVE|TOTIME command will tolerate the situation where a
LOGALL record does not exist for an inactive log that could be deleted. A warning
return code will be set (RC=4) and a message will be issued instead of failing the
command (RC=12) and skipping the execution of subsequent commands in the
job.
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Full Function (FF) DB enhancements
Full Function dynamic buffer pools are enhanced to provide a dynamic way for
managing Full Function database buffer pools. As transaction volume grows, the
number of I/Os would be increased; but if the buffer pool size is increased, less is
needed. Without this, a system outage would be required to pick up the change of
the modified buffer pools. This enhancement provides a way to dynamically add,
change, and delete the OSAM and VSAM buffer pools without taking the system
down. Online commands are provided for doing this. The VSAM shared resource
pool id limit is also raised from 16 to 255 maximum VSAM Shared buffer pools,
providing constraint relief. This increases the VSAM buffer pool limit to improve the
segregation of buffers across multiple databases. Increase in VSAM shared buffer
pools makes it possible for more databases and applications to grow. This could
eliminate systems downtime for buffer pool management. This improves flexibility
and system availability.
Storage for FF database pools is now obtained in 31-bit virtual, backed by 64-bit
real storage, for the DB work pool (DBWP), DMB pool (DLDP), PSB CSA pool (DLMP),
DLI PSB pool (DPSB), and the PSB work pool (PSBW). Customers who page fix
any of these pools and who have 64-bit real storage on their processor should see
a reduction in 31-bit fixed real frames. Customers with large database pools who
previously could not page fix them due to 31-bit real storage constraints may now
be able to fix them, since the fixed pages will be backed in 64-bit real storage. This
could improve the performance in the time it takes to manage PSBs in the pool
under conditions such as casting out large PSBs that have not been referenced for a
while and thus are paged out when the cast out occurs.
Additional FF DB enhancements:
• Free up unused HALDB partitions after a structure change and allow unused
HALDB partition names be used as non-HALDB database names.
• Serviceability is improved by displaying and logging information about lock
resource holder and timeout victim for U3310 failure.
• System availability and diagnostic information are improved by eliminating the
IMS U0080 abends for OSAM database Open, Close, and EOV processing and
replacing the abend with message DFS0703I.
• DLI Batch jobs will wait rather than terminate in the event of a coupling facility
switch, and a message DFS2404A is issued to display the error reason code that
causes the coupling facility to switch to correct the coupling facility connection
or structure failure. Serviceability is improved by no longer having U3303 failure
caused by coupling facility connection or structure failure.
• Displays status of randomizers and partition selection exit routines. Previously,
there was no displayed status for randomizer and partition selection exit routines
when the FF databases were opened and closed as the result of a command.
Serviceability is improved by displaying status of randomizer and exit routines
when FF database is opened or closed as the result of a command.
• Improved use of the local DMB number to stay within the 32 KB DB limit by
reusing the local DMB numbers so that a cold start is not required when these
numbers reach 32,767.
• Ability to prevent DB Commands from hanging due to application loop
• RACF user ID is saved automatically in log type 9904 for batch jobs
• Serviceability could be improved as message DFS993I "CSA PSB|DLS PSB|PSBM
pool too small" is now sent to the system console, and the message is readily
available to all users. Prior to Version 12, some systems that did not have a
master terminal (for example, DBCTL) did not receive message DFS993I.
Fast Path (FP) enhancements
FP Buffer Manager 64-bit enhancements are provided to improve performance and
functionality. This frees up ECSA, self manages the subpools, and cleans up code
clutter from cross memory calls.
• Restructures the existing 64-bit code to minimize the number of address mode
switches.
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• Adds logger support for 64-bit FP buffers to allow direct copy from the 64-bit FP
buffer to log buffer.
• Uses 64-bit common buffers exclusively.
• Removes the cross memory calls to support 64-bit private buffers.
• Allows subpool compression so the buffer pool can adjust to the current FP load.
• Pre-extends the subpools to reduce wait-for-buffer conditions.
• Resizes the subpools if needed.
• Resizes the subpool extents if an excessive number of extents are taken per
subpool.
• Updates the QUERY POOL TYPE(FPBP64) with the new SHOW(STATISTICS) option.
• Updates the QUERY POOL TYPE(FPBP64) SHOW(ALL) to display subpool status,
and make the output easier to read.
• Uses 64-bit buffers for FLD call and SDEP calls during /ERE and XRF tracking.
FP Secondary Index support provides the infrastructure to enable secondary
indexing support for IMS FP data entry databases (DEDBs). This allows FP DEDBs
to be accessed through secondary key sequence. IMS automatically performs index
maintenance. Hierarchical indexed sequential access method (HISAM) and simple
hierarchical indexed sequential access method (SHISAM) database structures are
supported. Tools or utilities to build a secondary index database for DEDB databases
exploiting this function could be separately offered by IBM or other vendors.
Additional FP enhancements ease usability and serviceability
• Identify failing IMS name for FP type-3 notifies allows data sharing users to
identify the IMS causing a wait.
• Option to reduce type 99 logging minimizes the effect of type 99 logging by
providing an option to allow omission of certain types of log records. This would
decrease logging overhead and would improve performance where logging is a
constraint.
• DEDB full segment logging eases extraction of segment updates for the
transaction log database.
Additional management and scalability items being provided in separate products
for IMS 11 and 12 users
• IMS Solution Packs (IMS Database Solution Pack for z/OS, IMS Fast Path Solution
Pack for z/OS, IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS, and IMS Recovery
Solution Pack for z/OS) allow customers to extend their IMS investment by
providing:
– High-performance utilities to analyze, maintain, and tune IMS Fast Path and Full
Function databases
– A complete portfolio of IMS database performance management tools for faster
and easier analysis of IMS transactions
– A consolidated recovery solution that helps reduce the operational complexity
and the impact of IMS database backup and recovery on system resources
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing
details on the product's accessibility compliance can be requested via IBM's website
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Product positioning
IMS, the high-performance application and data server for IBM System z, is critical
to your business. Exclusive to the z/OS platform, IMS V11 complements DB2®,
CICS®, and WebSphere® servers for database and transaction management. All of
these are currently strategic IBM products and continue to be enhanced.
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IMS Database Manager utilizes hierarchical organization technology, whereas DB2,
Oracle, and desktop systems utilize relational database technology. Hierarchical and
relational databases have each continued to grow with their specific characteristics
and different roles to play. Hierarchical is best used for mission-critical work and for
work that requires the utmost in performance. Relational is best used for decision
support.
Hierarchical databases can offer a significant performance edge over relational
databases when queries are known beforehand and the data structure can be laid
out accordingly. Because it is often not possible to know in advance what queries
will need to be run, relational databases flatten the data into independent tables
with structure only added at query time. This can make the relational model more
complex in design than hierarchical, but gives relational a significant advantage
in ease of use. Each type is best at what it does. Many products supporting these
technologies are being enhanced to address the different application requirements
and are continuing to overlap more and more in their capabilities. However, often
the product originally designed for a particular capability will inherently be the best.
Relational and hierarchical technology can work together for optimum solutions.
Users can efficiently store operational data in hierarchical form, which can be
accessed easily by their favorite relational decision support tools, with minimal
impact on the production hierarchical data. IMS data can be accessed directly or
propagated and replicated with relational data for summarizing, enhancing, and
mining. IBM provides standard application interfaces for accessing IMS as well as
other data. Both relational and hierarchical IMS data can be efficiently accessed,
together or independently, using the IMS Transaction Manager and WebSphere
servers.
IBM continues to invest in and deliver these complementary solutions.
IMS Transaction Manager, CICS, and WebSphere servers are all strategic application
managers and are enhanced to take advantage of each other. They each have
inherently different characteristics. IMS is more efficient in application management,
data storage, and data access but applies strict rules for this access. WebSphere
makes it easier to serve the web and integrate data that may have been less defined
in advance. Thus, they play different roles in the enterprise. Customers are using
both application managers -- WebSphere for newer web-based applications and
IMS for more mission-critical high-performance/availability and low-cost/transaction
applications and data.
IMS, Rational, and WebSphere products together have been providing tools
to make this combination an optimum environment. Using IMS TM Resource
Adapter, WebSphere and Rational development support and tools can develop web
applications that can serve the web and easily access existing or new mission-critical
IMS applications. Using the IMS DB Resource Adapter and IMS Open Database
Access, WebSphere applications can also access IMS database data directly.
IBM demonstrates its commitment to you by continuing to enhance IMS. Current
investments have:
• Substantially improved database availability
• Established open access to IMS transactions
• Extended Parallel Sysplex® systems support
IBM continues to invest in new features to support your efforts to make your
business more efficient, and IMS 12 delivers great value in this area. Compared
to previous IMS versions, some customers can achieve an out-of-the-box CPU
savings for traditional and nontraditional workloads. Productivity improvements in
IMS 12 for database and systems administrators can drive additional operational
efficiencies and cost savings. Synergy with other System z platform components can
reduce CPU use by leveraging the latest processor improvements, larger amounts of
memory, solid-state disk, and z/OS enhancements.
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Hardware and software support services
SmoothStart/installation services
IBM Installation Services are provided for IMS by IBM Global Services or your IBM
Business Partner at an additional cost. For additional information, contact your IBM
representative and ask for Installation Services for IMS.
Additional technical services (planning and migration assistance, performance
tuning, and other services) can be obtained through the Worldwide IMS Product
Affinity Services team. For more information, contact the team at
dmservices@us.ibm.com
Reference information
Refer to:
Software Announcement AP10-0029, dated February 09, 2010, New and enhanced
IMS Tools Packs to better manage IMS environments
Software Announcement AP10-0178, dated June 07, 2010, IBM Rational
Developer for System z Unit Test
Software Announcement AP10-0215, dated August 10, 2010,New IMS Tools Packs
to better manage IMS environments
Software Announcement AP09-0231, dated August 18, 2009, IBM z/OS V1.11
Software Announcement AP10-0217, dated July 22, 2010, IBM z/OS V1.12
Software Announcement AP09-0362, dated October 06, 2009, IBM Rational
Developer for System z V7.6
Program number
Program
number
VRM
Program
name
5635-A03
12.1.0
IMS Transaction and Database Servers
Education support
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Technical information
Specified operating environment
Hardware requirements
Processors: IMS 12 operates on 64-bit IBM processors capable of running z/OS
V1.11, or later, and supports the Long Displacement Facility of the z/Architecture.
Direct access devices: Both the binder work data set SYSUT1 (during the bind of
the IMS VTAM control blocks load monitoring module) and IMS SDFSRESL must
reside on a device that supports a record size of 18 KB, or higher. IMS Database
Image Copy 2 (IC2) utility (DFSDMT0) concurrent copy support requires concurrent
copy-capable DASD controllers. IC2 Fast Replication support requires either the
TM
concurrent copy feature of DFSMS , the FlashCopy® feature of the IBM Enterprise
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Storage Server® (ESS), or the Snapshot feature of the IBM RAMAC® Virtual Array
(RVA) storage system. For all other system libraries and working storage space, any
device supported by the operating system is allowed.
Additional line item requirement information and a list of supported terminals is
provided in the IMS 12 Release Planning Information at
http://www.ibm.com/ims
Software requirements
IMS 12 Transaction and Database Servers
IMS 12 operates under z/OS V1.11 configurations, or subsequent versions, releases,
and modification levels, unless otherwise stated, and requires the following
minimum version, release, or modification levels:
• z/OS V1.11 (5694-A01) with DFSMSdfpTM (a base element of z/OS V1.11)
• RACF (included in a separately orderable Security Server feature of z/OS V1.11),
or equivalent, if security is used
• IBM High-Level Assembler Toolkit (5696-234), a separately orderable feature of z/
OS
IMS 12 also operates in a virtual machine under control of z/OS V1.11 and is
intended for use in a customer program development, testing, and non-XRF
production environment, with some restrictions.
Additional line-item requirement information is provided in the IMS 12 Release
Planning Information at
http://www.ibm.com/ims
IMS 12 DB can be connected using the appropriate interface to IMS 12 TM (5635A03), CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1 (5655-M15), or later, WebSphere
Application Server V6, or later, DB2 for z/OS V8 (5625-DB2), or later, and userwritten software.
IMS 12 TM can be connected using the appropriate interface to IMS V10 TM (5635A01), or later, IMS 12 DB (5635-A03), or later, CICS Transaction Server for z/OS
V3.1 (5655-M15), or later, WebSphere Application Server V6, or later, DB2 for z/OS
V8 (5625-DB2), or later, and user-written software.
The IMS ETO feature requires the IMS TM feature.
The IMS Remote Site Recovery (RSR) Record Level Tracking (RLT) feature requires
either the IMS TM or the IMS DB feature.
The IMS RSR Database Level Tracking (DLT) feature requires the IMS RSR RLT and
IMS DB features.
IMS 12 is written in High Level Assembler, PL/X, C, C++, and JDK Version 6.
Compatibility
• IMS 12 is upwardly compatible from previous versions, allowing existing
applications and data to be used without change. Migration and coexistence
support is provided for IMS V10 and V11. Review the Preventative Service
Planning (PSP) information for the latest details.
• Prior to IMS V12, the STCK timestamp in each log record suffix (field
LOGRC_STCK) was a unique value for each record in the IMS log. In Version
12, it is possible for consecutive log records from the same IMS to have the
same value in this field. Customers using the LOGRC_STCK alone to establish
a unique, time-ordered key for sorting log records, if needed, should now use
the concatenation of LOGRC_STCK and the log suffix sequence number (field
LOGRC_SEQUENCE_NUMBER).
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• IMS 9 was the last release to support the Security Maintenance Utility (SMU).
Customers using SMU should migrate to RACF or an equivalent product.
• IMS 11 is the last release to support the SMU-to-RACF utilities. Customers need to
migrate to RACF or an equivalent product with an earlier IMS version.
• IMS 9 was the last release in which the MSC user routing exits (DFSCMTR0,
DFSCMLR0, DFSCMPR0, and DFSNPRT0) may be used. DFSMSCE0 must be used
in Version 10, 11, or 12.
• IMS 9 was the last release to support the Basic Telecommunications Access
Method (BTAM). Customers using BTAM should migrate to the Virtual
Telecommunications Access Method (VTAM) or to TCP/IP. User code or tools
dependent on BTAM should migrate to VTAM or TCP/IP.
• IMS V9 was the last release to support the HWSIMSO0 and HWSIMSO1 user
message exits. Customers using these exits should migrate to HWSSMPL1.
• IMS Enterprise Suite V1.1 is upwardly compatible from IMS SOAP Gateway V10.x
and the IMS 10 DLIModel Utility plug-in, allowing existing applications and data to
be used without change. Migration and coexistence support is provided for IMS 10
users. Review the Preventative Service Planning (PSP) information for the latest
details.
• IMS SOAP Gateway V10 was the last release of that separate product. Customers
using it should migrate to IMS Enterprise Suite.
• IMS 10 is the last release to support the z/OS-based batch DLIModel utility.
Customers using this function should migrate to the IMS Enterprise Suite V1.1
DLIModel Utility plug-in.
• IMS 10 is the last release to support the DLIModel utility plug-in as part of IMS.
Customers using this function should migrate to the IMS Enterprise Suite V1.1
DLIModel Utility plug in.
• IMS 10 is the last release of IMS in which IMS information is available in
BookManager® format. IMS information continues to be available online
(including the diagnosis information) as PDF files and in XHTML in the Information
Management Software for z/OS Solutions Information Center at
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/imzic
• Hardcopies of the IMS 12 Release Planning information can also be purchased
from the IBM Publications Center at
http://www.elink.ibmlink.ibm.com/publications/servlet/pbi.wss
Performance considerations
IMS 12 continues to build on its tradition of high-performance, low-cost transaction
processing by removing constraints and reducing pathlength while also taking
advantage of new system functions.
IMS 12 Fast Path users can take advantage of additional 64-bit storage exploitation,
thus reducing ECSA demand and allowing increased buffer growth to support
additional workload.
IMS 12 supports many more storage pools using 64-bit real storage, allowing the
possibility of more pools being page fixed, reducing the overhead of short-term z/OS
page fix and free.
Shared queues users should see increased benefit by the elimination of RRS
overhead for many OTMA and APPC transactions processed on a backend IMS.
IMS 12 also provides the ability to dynamically change Full Function database buffer
pool specifications without having to recycle IMS. This will provide the ability to
tune the buffer pools to significant changes in workload, thus providing optimum
performance.
IMS 12 provides several enhancements to reduce internal IMS pathlength which may
reduce overhead and thus cost per transaction. These enhancements are spread
throughout the product where IMS was able to find improved methods to accomplish
the same function more efficiently.
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IMS 12 continues to demonstrate that it can provide the highest performance,
lowest cost transaction performance with absolute integrity for both messages and
database.
User group requirements
This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from one or more of
the worldwide user group communities.
MR0208076041 - CM1 shared queues support without RRS, if
synclevel=syncpoint is not used
MR0324085832 - Online command output > 32K
MR011306439 - Increase number of DBRC User Variables for
GENJCL from 32 to 64
MR0103052840 - %DBDTYPE for ALLOC records
MR0208011414 - INIT.CA VOLLIST/UNIT optional
MR0525074029 - CA Retention Period (RECOVPD)
MR0930043959 - Allow IMS buffer pool changes without taking
the system down
MR0214064617 - DFSVSAMP dynamic VSAM and OSAM pool allocation.
MR062107511 - Increase the VSAM buffer poolid limit.
MR1114073843 - Enhance DLI Batch to continue to function in the
event of a Coupling Facility (CF) Switch
MR0915061035 - Transaction msg deleted after a U3310 (LOCKTIME
functionality improvement)
MR0505053431 - Messages for loading and unloading of HDAM randomizers
MR1014024359 - Improve Error Reporting for OSAM Database Open causing
abend U0080
MR0328057223 - MSGDFS993 may not be visible
MR0808062254 - New message to help in diagnosis of U3303
MR0126094621 - EPCB pool ECSA relief
MR0321063956 - HSRE to use 64 bit buffers
MR0211093445 - SVSO into 64 bit
MR1117061552 - Identify failing IMS name for FP type-3 notifies
MR0919084327 - Option to reduce type 99 logging
MR0225082435 - DEDB full segment logging
MR00040063
- Fast Path Indexed File Structure
MR061401240 - Provide utility/facility for Fast Path Secondary
indexes
MR0915052513 - Include reason codes in the RACF SECFAIL message
MR0227036139 - Pass the SAF and RACF reason and return codes
associated with security failures to the client
MR0915001558 - Passing RACF Return code and Reason code
MR0719026950 - Return to the application program the correct security
failure return code and reason code
MR0115023935 - Be able to determine between password wrong and userid
revoked
MR0529085825 - Modify Command to reread COBOL converter routines
MR0612073629 - Provide for dynamic refresh of IMS SOAP COBOL drivers
MR102908498 - IMS Connect CM0 AckNoWait for RYO applications
MR1219005228 - ACEE refresh capability in IMS Connect
MR0729086038 - Provide load for most required exits
MR0619074259 - IMS Connect Server to Server function
MR0306077155 - IMS/Connect commands not standardized and so not
enabled to OM/SPOC
MR1121073318 - Only one RACF ACEE , valid for all OTMA tmember in an
IMS control region
MR1008093753 - IMS Websphere Resource adapter able to set the
IMS OTMA Transaction Expiration time
MR0114086422 - IMS MPP/BMP Java Support - launch JVM in MPP
MR1215063039 - IMS x"99" log field addition in DLIBATCH
MR0309071620 - Diagnostic message for a U3310
MR220065133 - LOCKTIME Discarding transactions
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Planning information
Security, auditability, and control
The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host
hardware or operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation,
selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and
appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Ordering information
The following softcopy publications are available from the IBM Publications Center at
http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order
Title
Order number
Availability date
IMS Version 12 Program Directory
IMS Version 12 Release Planning
GI10-8843
GC19-3019
December 2010
October 2010
Ordering instructions and order processing availability will be communicated when
IBM announces availability of this product.
The following IMS Redbooks® are available now from Mechanicsburg or at
http://www.ibm.com/redbooks
Title
Order number
IMS 11 Open Database
IMS V11 Technical Overview
Powering SOA Solutions with IMS
IMS V10 Implementation Guide: A Technical Overview
Powering SOA with IBM Data Servers
IMS Performance and Tuning Guide
Publishing IMS and DB2 Data Using WebSphere
Information Integrator: Configuration and
Monitoring Guide
IMS Connectivity in an On Demand Environment:
A Practical Guide to IMS Connectivity
IMS V9 Implementation Guide: A Technical Overview
IMS V8 Implementation Guide: A Technical
Introduction of the New Features
Reorganizing Databases Using IMS Tools: A Detailed
Look at the IBM IMS High Performance Tools
IMS Installation and Maintenance Processes
Using IMS Data Management Tools for Fast Path
Databases
IMS in the Parallel Sysplex Volume I: Reviewing
the IMSplex Technology
IMS in the Parallel Sysplex Volume II: Planning
the IMSplex
IMS in the Parallel Sysplex Volume III: IMSplex
Implementation and Operations
The Complete IMS HALDB Guide, All You Need to Know
to Manage HALDBs
SG24-7856
SG24-7807
SG24-7662
SG24-7526
SG24-7259
SG24-7324
SG24-7132
SG24-6794
SG24-6398
SG24-6594
SG24-6074
SG24-6574
SG24-6866
SG24-6908
SG24-6928
SG24-6929
SG24-6945
The following materials are available in PDF or HTML format and may be obtained at
the Library link through
http://www.ibm.com/ims
Title
IMS 12 Overview Presentation
IMS: An Overview Presentation
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IMS Update Presentation
IMS White papers on SOA, XML, Performance, Connectivity, and so on
The following book is available in hardcopy format from IBM Press:
Title
An Introduction to IMS
For details, visit
http://www.ibm.com/ims
New licensees
Orders for new licenses can be placed now.
Registered customers can access IBMLink
TM
for ordering information and charges.
Shipment will not occur before the availability date.
Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date
will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.
Unless a later date is specified, an order is scheduled for the week following order
entry.
New users of IMS 12 should specify: Type: 5635 Model: A03
CFSW configuration and order entry capability are available.
When IMS 11 is available, IMS 9 will no longer be available for ordering.
Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) basic license
Along with the announcement of the IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) server, IBM
introduced a new software pricing structure called Advanced Workload License
Charges (AWLC). The AWLC pricing metric leverages the reporting mechanisms
and existing Millions of Service Units (MSU) per hour tiers of the Variable Workload
License Charges (VWLC) pricing model while extending the software price/
performance provided by the VWLC tiers. AWLC applies only to eligible z/OS and z/
TPF software programs and their associated middleware programs when running on
a z196 server. For details, refer to Software announcement AP10-0220, dated July
22, 2010.
Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) basic license:
To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSU.
Program name: Information Management System Version 12
Transaction and Database Servers
Program PID:
5635-A03
Entitlement
identifier
Description
License option /
pricing metric
S0166J4
S0166J5
S0166J1
S0166J2
S0166J3
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Database Manager
DB-Level Tracking
Extended Term Opt
Recov Lvl Tracking
Transaction Manager
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MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
AWLC
AWLC
AWLC
AWLC
AWLC
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Parallel Sysplex license charge (PSLC) basic license
To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSU.
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 license options
and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your
Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration
No-Charge (SYSUSGREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.
Program name: Information Management System Version 12
Transaction and Database Servers
Program PID:
5635-A03
Entitlement
identifier
Description
License option/
Pricing metric
S0166J4
S0166J5
S0166J1
S0166J2
S0166J3
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Database Manager
DB-Level Tracking
Extended Term Opt
Recov Lvl Tracking
Transaction Manager
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
PSLC(ABCD)
PSLC(ABCD)
PSLC(ABCD)
PSLC(ABCD)
PSLC(ABCD)
Workload License Charge (WLC) Basic License
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 WLC license options
and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your
Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the Workload Registration
Variable WLC Identifier on the licenses.
Program name: Information Management System Version 12
Transaction and Database Servers
Program PID:
5635-A03
Entitlement
identifier
Description
License option/
Pricing metric
S0166J4
S0166J5
S0166J1
S0166J2
S0166J3
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Database Manager
DB-Level Tracking
Extended Term Opt
Recov Lvl Tracking
Transaction Manager
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
V-WLC
V-WLC
V-WLC
V-WLC
V-WLC
Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC) Basic License
To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.
To order EWLC software, specify the program number and the EWLC monthly charge
feature number from the following table. Also, specify the feature number for the
desired distribution medium.
Program name: Information Management System Version 12
Transaction and Database Servers
Program PID:
5635-A03
Entitlement
identifier
Description
License option/
Pricing metric
S0166J4
S0166J5
S0166J1
S0166J2
S0166J3
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Database Manager
DB-Level Tracking
Extended Term Opt
Recov Lvl Tracking
Transaction Manager
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MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
Entry
Entry
Entry
Entry
Entry
WLC
WLC
WLC
WLC
WLC
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S/390® and System z Usage License Charge, basic license:
Specify the applicable S/390 and System z Usage License Charge option.
Charges will be based upon the Peak MSUs. Usage reported between thresholds of
features 1, 2, or 3, will be rounded up to the next MSU level. Above 1.0 MSU, usage
will be rounded to the nearest whole MSU. For example, 2.4 MSUs would round to
2.0 MSUs for pricing, and 2.5 MSUs would round to 3.0 MSUs for pricing.
The customer pricing will be determined by selecting either:
Program name: Information Management System Version 12
Transaction and Database Servers
Program PID:
5635-A03
Entitlement
identifier
Description
License option/
Pricing metric
S0166J4
S0166J5
S0166J1
S0166J2
S0166J3
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Database Manager
DB-Level Tracking
Extended Term Opt
Recov Lvl Tracking
Transaction Manager
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
ULC(ABCD)
ULC(ABCD)
ULC(ABCD)
ULC(ABCD)
ULC(ABCD)
Growth opportunity license charge (GOLC)
To order a basic license, specify the program number and the correct level.
Specify the GOLC monthly license option.
Program name: Information Management System Version 12
Transaction and Database Servers
Program PID:
5635-A03
Entitlement
identifier
Description
License option/
Pricing metric
S0166J4
S0166J5
S0166J1
S0166J2
S0166J3
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Database Manager
DB-Level Tracking
Extended Term Opt
Recov Lvl Tracking
Transaction Manager
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
GOLC
GOLC
GOLC
GOLC
GOLC
System z entry license charge (zELC)
To order zELC software, specify the program number and z800 model.
Specify the zELC monthly license option.
Program name: Information Management System Version 12
Transaction and Database Servers
Program PID:
5635-A03
Entitlement
identifier
Description
License option/
Pricing metric
S0166J4
S0166J5
S0166J1
S0166J2
S0166J3
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Database Manager
DB-Level Tracking
Extended Term Opt
Recov Lvl Tracking
Transaction Manager
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MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
MLC,
zELC
zELC
zELC
zELC
zELC
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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.
Basic machine-readable material
Orderable
supply ID
Language
Distribution medium
Description
S0166HH
English
3590 Tape Cartridge
S0166HK
English
3590 Tape Cartridge
S0166HM
English
3590 Tape Cartridge
S0166HP
English
3590 Tape Cartridge
IMS V12 Database Manager
QPP, ENU
IMS V12 Transaction Manager
QPP, ENU
IMS V12 Recovery Level
Tracking(RLT) - Remote Site
Recovery QPP, ENU
IMS V12 Extended Terminal
Option (ETO), ENU
S0166HS
English
3590 Tape Cartridge
IMS V12 OPTSRC SV QPP, ENU
S0166HV
English
3590 Tape Cartridge
IMS V12 DB-Level Tracking
(DLT) - Remote Site
Recovery QPP, ENU
Customization options
Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order and 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.
Initial shipments
Feature
number
Description
3444
Serial Number Only
(suppresses shipment of media and documentation)
3470
Ship Media Only
(suppresses initial shipment of documentation)
3471
Ship Documentation Only
(suppresses initial shipment of media)
Update shipments
Feature
number
Description
3480
Ship Media Updates Only
(suppresses update shipment of documentation)
3481
Ship Documentation Only
(suppresses update shipment of media)
3482
Suppress Updates
(suppresses update shipment of media and
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documentation)
Expedite shipments
Feature
number
Description
3445
Local IBM Office Expedite
(for IBM use only)
3446
Customer Expedite Process Charge
($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM
Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the
order via overnight air transportation.
A memo and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with
the basic machine-readable material:
• Hardcopy:
– Program directory for Information Management System Transaction and
Database Servers V12.01.00 (GI10-8843)
• Softcopy:
– IMS and SOA Executive Overview (GC19-2516)
All the IMS product information is available in the Information Center at
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/imzic
Customized offerings
Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac®.
CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where
ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software
delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes.
For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at
http://www.software.ibm.com/ShopzSeries
You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends
Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery
options for CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac include:
• 3590
• 3592
Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following
their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general
availability. Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general
availability date.
• CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
• ServerPac shipments will begin four weeks after general availability
• SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after general availability due to
additional customization, and data input verification.
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Terms and conditions
Agreement
IBM Customer Agreement
Variable charges apply
No
Location license applies
No
Use limitation applies
No
Educational allowance available
Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
Volume orders
Not applicable.
Replaced programs
Program
Program
number
name
Replacement programs
Program
Program
number
name
5655-B01
5655-C56
5655-J38
5635-A01
5635-A02
5635-A03
5635-A03
5635-A03
5635-A03
5635-A03
5635-A03
Follow-on
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
IMS
V7
V8
V9
V10
V11
V12
IMS V12
IMS V12
IMS V12
IMS V12
IMS V12
if any
Warranty applies
Yes
Licensed program materials availability
Restricted Materials of IBM:
No
Non-Restricted Source Materials: Some
Object Code Only (OCO):
Some
Program services
Support Center applies:
Available until discontinued:
APAR Mailing Address:
Yes
Access is available through the
IBM Support Center
12 months' written notice
IBM Corporation
555 Bailey Avenue
San Jose, CA 95141
IBM Operational Support Services -- SupportLine
Yes
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IBM Electronic Services
IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to
help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled
solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service
and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide
the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution
and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but
complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services
Agent.
The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the
multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support.
The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in
resolving technical problems.
The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on
your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM
on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically
reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems
enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability
and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is
made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your
questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent
for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your
IBM server.
TM
To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit
http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic
Prices
For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.
IBM Global Financing
IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to
assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition,
including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers
or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large
enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local
IBM Global Financing organization or visit
http://www-03.ibm.com/financing/us/index.html
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