IBM System z Software Pricing

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News about changes to IBM's System z software licensing and pricing:

24 January 2014
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 22 Release 1.1 is available for download. SCRT V22.1.1 features are listed on the web.

10 October 2013
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 22 Release 1.0 is available for download. SCRT V21.1.0 features are listed on the web.

23 July 2013
Today, IBM announced a new Technology Transition Offering (TTO) called Technology Update Pricing for Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC), as well as revisions to the Technology Update Pricing for Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) offering and revisions to the two Transition Charges for Sysplexes offerings, all in support of the announcement of the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) server. Technology Update Pricing for AEWLC provides additional price performance on zBC12 servers compared to AEWLC on the z114 server. The other Technology Transition Offerings now include the zBC12 server. More information on AEWLC and AWLC is available on the web.

Also today, as part of the z/OS V2 announcement, IBM explains that z/OS V2 will only be offered with NALC pricing for customers using NALC for z/OS V1 who are using PSLC for their middleware programs. z/OS V2 customers using AWLC, WLC, AEWLC, or EWLC pricing for their middleware programs must migrate from NALC to zNALC pricing. More information about zNALC and NALC

10 May 2013
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 21 Release 2.1 is available for download. SCRT V21.2.1 features are listed on the web.

10 April 2013
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 21 Release 2.0 is available for download. SCRT V21.2.0 features are listed on the web.

10 October 2012
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 21 Release 1.0 is available for download. SCRT V21.1.0 features are listed on the web.

3 October 2012
Today, IBM announced additional information clarifying that z/TPF Loosely Coupled Complexes also participate in the three Technology Transition Offerings, consisting of Technology Update Pricing for Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) and two revised Transition Charges for Sysplexes programs, previously announced on 28 August 2012.

10 September 2012
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 20 Release 2.10 is available for download. SCRT V20.2.10 features are listed on the web.

28 August 2012
Today, IBM announced three Technology Transition Offerings, consisting of Technology Update Pricing for Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) and two revised Transition Charges for Sysplexes programs, in support of the announcement of the IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) server. Technology Update Pricing for AWLC provides additional price performance on zEC12 servers compared to AWLC on older generations of servers. The enhancements to Transition Charges for Sysplexes provide additional price performance to a parallel sysplex which includes a zEC12 server but which is not yet made up entirely of zEC12 servers. More information on AWLC is available on the web.

11 April 2012
Today, IBM announced the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11. The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 is a fee-based corrective service offering for users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.11 to a currently supported release.

10 April 2012
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 20 Release 2.0 is available for download. SCRT V20.2.0 features are listed on the web.

26 October 2011
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 20 Release 1.1 is available for download. SCRT V20.1.1 features are listed on the web.

10 October 2011
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 20 Release 1.0 is available for download. SCRT V20.1.0 features are listed on the web.

12 July 2011
Today, IBM announced a new pricing metric called ‘System z Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC)’ for z/OS, z/TPF, and z/VSE in support of the announcement of the IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) server. AEWLC is a Sub-Capacity eligible pricing metric which provides additional price performance on a z114 server compared to Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC) on older generations of servers. More information on AEWLC is available on the web.

15 February 2011
Today, IBM announced the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10. The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.10 is a fee-based corrective service offering for users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.10 to a currently supported release.

10 February 2011
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 19 Release 2.0 is available for download. SCRT V19.2.0 features are listed on the web.

18 January 2011
Today, IBM announced Integrated Workload Pricing (IWP). IWP enhances the sub-capacity utilization reporting capabilities of zEnterprise 196 systems running z/OS, which can improve the price/performance for eligible Monthly License Charge IWP Adjusted Programs running within the same LPAR as select IWP Defining Programs. Lists of both types of IWP Programs are on the web.

30 October 2010
Today, IBM announced the IBM Service Extension for Usage Support on z/OS V1.9. The Service Extension for Usage Support offers fee-based installation guidance, product-usage advice, and how-to support to users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.9 to a currently supported release.

11 October 2010
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 19 Release 1.0 is available for download. SCRT V19.1.0 features are listed on the web.

10 September 2010
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 18 Release 2.10 is available for download. SCRT V18.2.10 features are listed on the web.

22 July 2010
Today, IBM announced a new pricing metric called ‘System z Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC)’ for z/OS and z/TPF in support of theannouncement of the IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) server. AWLC is a Sub-Capacity eligible pricing metric which provides additional price performance on a z196 server compared to Workload License Charges (WLC) on older generations of servers. More information on AWLC is available on the web.

11 May 2010
Today, IBM announced the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9. The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9 is a fee-based corrective service offering for users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.9 to either z/OS V1.10 or V1.11.

11 April 2010
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 18 Release 2.0 is available for download. SCRT V18.2.0 features are listed on the web.

22 December 2009
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 18 Release 1.1 is available for download. SCRT V18.1.1 features are listed on the web.

12 October 2009
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 18 Release 1.0 is available for download. SCRT V18.1.0 features are listed on the web.

9 June 2009
Today, IBM announced the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.8 along with a new pricing metric called the System z Lifecycle Extension Charge (SzLC). The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.8 is a fee-based corrective service offering for users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.8 to either z/OS V1.9 or V1.10. More information on SzLC is available on the web.

11 May 2009
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 17 Release 1.0 is available for download. SCRT V17.1.0 features are listed on the web.

28 April 2009
Today, IBM announced enhancements to “Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing” for select IBM WebSphere z/OS IPLA programs. Enhancements include:

5 November 2008
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 16 Release 1.1 is available for download. SCRT V16.1.1 features are listed on the web.

10 October 2008
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 16 Release 1.0 is available for download. SCRT V16.1.0 features are listed on the web.

15 August 2008
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 15 Release 1.2 is available for download. SCRT V15.1.2 features are listed on the web.

12 May 2008
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 15 Release 1.0 is available for download. SCRT V15.1.0 features are listed on the web.

22 April 2008
Today, IBM announced 'Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing for z/OS IPLA software' which offers entry pricing for customers with low usage on select IBM WebSphere programs and the applicable Subscription and Support annual maintenance charge, licensed by the International Program License Agreement (IPLA).

21 March 2008
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 14 Release 2.10 is available for download for z/VSE V4 customers. SCRT V14.2.10 features are listed on the web.

26 February 2008
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 14 Release 2.9 is available for download. SCRT V14.2.9 features are listed on the web.

10 October 2007
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 14 Release 2.0 is available for download. SCRT V14.2.0 features are listed on the web.

10 July 2007
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 14 Release 1.0 is available for download. SCRT V14.1.0 features are listed on the web.

In order to take advantage of the new SCRT V14.1.0 support for System z New Application License Charges (zNALC) in an LPAR which does not use the ZNALxxxx naming convention customers must also have the BCP APAR OA20314 applied to their z/OS system prior to collecting SMF data. This APAR allows customers to use a "LICENSE=ZNALC" IPL parameter in place of the zNALC LPAR naming convention originally announced on 9 January.

10 April 2007
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 13 Release 1 is available for download. SCRT V13.1 features are listed on the web.

9 January 2007
Today, IBM announced a new pricing metric called 'System z New Application License Charges (zNALC)' which offers a reduced price for the z/OS operating system on LPARs where you are running a qualified 'new workload' application such as Java language business applications running under WebSphere Application Server, Domino, SAP, PeopleSoft, and Siebel. More information on zNALC is available on the web.

IBM also released a Statement of General Direction in this announcementstating: IBM intends to replace both the z/OS.e operating system and the NALC pricing metric with the zNALC pricing metric, which is available on both IBM z/Architecture high-end and midrange systems.

Also today, IBM announced a new pricing metric called 'Midrange Workload License Charges (MWLC)' for z/VSE Version 4 (announced today) when it is running on IBM System z9 Business Class (z9 BC) and the IBM System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC) servers. MWLC is a Sub-Capacity eligible pricing metric which applies to z/VSE V4 and 12 key VSE middleware programs such as CICS TS for VSE, DB2 Server for VSE, and ACF/VTAM for VSE. More information on MWLC is available on the web.

10 October 2006
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 12 Release 2 is available for download. SCRT V12.2 features are listed on the web

25 July 2006
Today, IBM announced (PDF, 36KB) Processor Value Unit licensing for IBM middleware software available in Passport Advantage. This announcement has no impact on traditional mainframe software running under mainframe operating systems (e.g., z/OS, z/VM or z/VSE). However, it will impact IBM middleware running under Linux on System z. Linux on System z middleware which was previously utilizing the per processor metric will now be priced according to Processor Value Unit Licensing.

12 June 2006
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 12 Release 1 is available for download. SCRT V12.1 features are listed on the web

27 April 2006
Today, IBM announced (PDF, 85KB) software pricing terms and conditions for IBM System z9 Business Class. IBM is extending Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC) and Tiered Entry Workload License Charge (TWLC) pricing metrics to the IBM System z9 Business Class (z9 BC) servers. In addition, IBM announces zSeries Entry License Charge (zELC) pricing only for the smallest z9 BC server, z9 BC capacity setting A01.

17 November 2005
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 11 Release 3 is available for download. SCRT V11.3 features are listed on the web.

10 November 2005
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 11 Release 2 is available for download. SCRT V11.2 features are listed on the web.

12 September 2005
Today, IBM announced that the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Version 11 is available for download. SCRT V11 features are listed on the web.

26 July 2005
Today, IBM announced (PDF, 32KB) a new pricing metric called 'Select Application License Charges (SALC)' which applies to MQSeries. SALC allows customers with Workload License Charges or Entry Workload License Charges to pay for MQSeries based upon the utilization of MQSeries, rather than based upon the size of the machine or the utilization of the LPAR where MQSeries runs. More information on SALC is .

IBM also released a Statement of Direction in the z/OS Version1 Release 7announcement (PDF, 215KB) stating: IBM plans to announce a version of intended to help improve the price performance of z/OS in certain new workload environments by delivering subcapacity pricing.

29 March 2005
Today, IBM announced (PDF, 11KB) revised business rules for zSeries software. This announcement includes improvements for zSeries Sub-Capacity monthly license charge software and clarifications/corrections for zSeries IPLA products.

Also, today IBM launched a new website called the Sub-Capacity Corner, a website where you can read detailed information about Sub-Capacity terms, Sub-Capacity procedures and sub-capacity technology... all just a click away!

If you are interested in Sub-Capacity, you might find our Planning for Sub-Capacity Pricing book (PDF, 1.10MB) or System z Software Pricing Reference Guide helpful.

08 February 2005
Today, IBM announced (PDF, 101KB) zSeries products acquired from Candle are now available through standard IBM licensing and pricing, primarily under the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE brand name.

02 November 2004
Today, IBM formally restated (PDF, 15KB) the Parallel Sysplex Aggregation criteria. Additional information and a new a new tool called 'Sysplex Calculator' are now available on the web.

10 August 2004
Today, IBM announced (PDF, 50KB) sub-capacity pricing for select IBM zSeries International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs. You can read more information about zSeries IPLA terms and conditions on this website.

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