IBM D55I8LL-BL

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IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z - Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement ( 1 year ) - 1 value unit - Passport - level BL - Linux
Communication Controller for Linux on zSeries enables the Network Control Program (NCP) software product to run in a new hardware environment. Communication Controller for Linux is software that emulates the IBM 3745 Communication Controller hardware. It runs in Linux on zSeries and NCP runs on top of it. The intent is to provide a migration path for customers who use traditional SNA, including SNA Network Interconnect (SNI), to communicate with their Business Partners. This solution can allow them to continue using some traditional SNA functions without a dependency on the 37xx hardware. The 37xx Communication Controllers are legacy hardware boxes, which serve as front-end processors in a SNA network node. The 37xx products have been available worldwide for many years and are in use by many customers. The Communication Controller for Linux on zSeries product will emulate some of the 3745 function.Communication Controller for Linux on zSeries was developed specifically as a migration path from 37xx Communication Controller hardware. IBM announced the discontinuance of marketing for the 37xx family of products in 2002, but many customers still depend on this hardware and the NCP software that runs in the 37xx for business-critical functions. The new Communication Controller for Linux on zSeries is not a new hardware product, but rather a virtualized communication controller that runs on an IBM zSeries machine running the Linux operating system. The result is the integration of legacy mission-critical communications with the leading edge Linux on zSeries servers. You can continue to use the mature and stable SNA software you've come to depend on - NCP and SNA applications - but can now also take advantage of the openness of Linux and the security, scalability, and business resiliency of the zSeries.In stark comparison to many other SNA migration strategies, a focus of the new Communication Controller for Linux on zSeries is ease of migration. The NCP product itself is unchanged. Moving NCP from the 37xx hardware into Linux on zSeries requires minimal definition changes, if any. The NCP functions supported include SNA Network Interconnection, used for inter-enterprise connectivity, particularly for business partner connections. Another advantage of this new solution is that there is no dependency on business partner coordination; one side of the SNA Network Interconnection (SNI) connection may move to the new Communication Controller for Linux independent of any changes on the other side of the connection. Boundary function support is also included and availability functions such as SSCP Takeover and Extended Recovery Facility will work as they do today.Moving these NCP functions into the zSeries can allow the SNA network to continue to consolidate into the server, which allows z/OS applications and SNA to be tightly integrated with NCP, taking you another step toward network simplification while helping to extend the life of your critical SNA applications.

  • Software
    • Linux
    • 1 value unit
    • Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement
    • Volume / level BL
    • Passport Advantage
    • 1 year
  • MainSpecs
    • Linux
    • 1 year
    • IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z - Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement
    • Network - connectivity & data sharing
    • Networking applications
    • 1 value unit
    • Volume / level BL
    • Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement
    • New releases update
    • Passport Advantage
    • Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement - 1 year
  • General
    • Network - connectivity & data sharing
    • Networking applications
    • Linux
    • Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement - 1 year
  • Service & Support
    • Phone consulting - 1 year - response time: 2 hours - availability: business hours ¦ Web knowledge base access - 1 year - availability: 24 hours a day / Monday-Sunday ¦ Emergency phone consulting - 1 year - availability: 24 hours a day / Monday-Sunday ¦ E-mail consulting - 1 year - availability: 24 hours a day / Monday-Sunday ¦ New releases update - 1 year
    • New releases update
    • Phone consulting - 1 year - response time: 2 hours - availability: business hours ¦ Web knowledge base access - 1 year - availability: 24 hours a day / Monday-Sunday ¦ Emergency phone consulting - 1 year - availability: 24 hours a day / Monday-Sunday ¦ E-mail consulting - 1 year - availability: 24 hours a day / Monday-Sunday ¦ New releases update - 1 year
  • Licensing
    • Passport Advantage
    • 1 value unit
    • Volume / level BL

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