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Obtain the latest SMP/E version and Container image of IBM Open Enterprise SDK for Go

UPDATE: New "Streamlined Shopz ordering process for Go on z/OS" is now available. Please use this process to order latest Go versions on z/OS.
To obtain the latest SMP/E version and Container image of IBM Open Enterprise SDK for Go, you can either order it via Shopz or contact your existing IBM representative to place the Shopz order for you. The Go compiler is also available as a container image in conjunction with the IBM z/OS Container Platform (5655-MC3). Follow the instructions in the 'Entitlement Memo' included within the Bill of Material for Go 1.22 (5655-GOZ).

Optionally paid IBM Subscription & Support (S&S) entitles you to world-class support for IBM Open Enterprise SDK for Go. With S&S, you are able to open service requests for IBM, which are prioritized based on severity and addressed in documented turnaround times; learn more. You can add paid S&S to an already-obtained SMP/E version of IBM Open Enterprise SDK for Go by contacting your IBM representative, or you can get it when ordering the SMP/E version of the product initially.

Shopz allows you to obtain the no-charge SMP/E version with the option of adding Subscription & Support. When you register for Shopz, you enter the customer numbers that you use to manage software. All existing IBM customers have at least one customer number. Multiple customer numbers are frequently used to manage software on different systems. If you don't have a customer number, contact your existing IBM representative or get connected with a representative here.

Steps to order the SMP/E edition (with or without paid S&S) and Container image in Shopz:
After you login to Shopz, go to My orders, click Create new order, and use the following selections to purchase IBM Open Enterprise SDK for Go:
  • Select the radio button for "Package category"
  • Select one of the following in the drop-down
    • z/OS - Products = ServerPac (system, subsystem, or products)
    • z/OS - Products = CBPDO (products)
  • Note: For more information about the differences in the ServerPac and CBPDO installation packages, see here.
  • Press Continue.
  • Name your order (optional). Press Continue.
  • Select your hardware system for installation. Press Continue.
  • Optional: If your system inventory information is inaccurate, you can enter details and let Shopz know. Press Send.
  • Press Continue.
  • Select Do not use a report for this order, or optionally you can upload a report of your current software environment, and Shopz will tell you know required prerequisites.  
  • Press Continue.
  • Shop for products. Under the Catalog view, select the following:
    • Group: All groups
    • Language: All languages
    • Filter: Show all products
    • Search field: Product ID
    • Search for: 5655-GOZ
    • Click Show catalog
    • Select 5655-GOZ in the search results. 
  • Press Continue.
  • Select the license.
  • Specify delivery option. If physical media is selected, ensure shipping information is accurate.
  • Important: In the special instructions box, indicate either ‘I would like to purchase S&S’ or ‘I would like to opt out of S&S’.
  • Press Continue.
  • Review the order and press Submit.

You will get a pricing notification for the SMP/E edition without S&S, which is no license charge. If you specify that you'd like to purchase S&S, IBM will contact you about placing an S&S order.