IBM WEBSPHERE APPLICATION SERVER V2.0, ADVANCED EDITION FOR WINDOWS NT, SUN SOLARIS, AND AIX

IBM WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX Delivers Support for the Enterprise JavaBean Specification and an Enhanced IBM HTTP Server

Software Announcement
December 15, 1998
Announcement Letter Number: 298-471


Table of Contents:



At a Glance

WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition takes you from simple Web publishing to powerful e-business applications. New features include:

  • Web application deployment through enterprise-scale transaction processing

  • Scalable solutions that grow with your business needs

  • Reduced cost of developing e-business applications with support of industry-standard Enterprise JavaBean programming model

  • Integrated tools environment for creating dynamic content and Java-based applications for deployment on all WebSphere-compliant server platforms
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Overview

WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition adds support for leveraging open Java (TM)-based technologies and enabling powerful interaction with enterprise databases and transaction systems.

WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition extends the value and versatility of this application server with:

  • Full Java support including a server for applications built to the Enterprise JavaBean specification for relational database transaction management

  • Additional function and SSL security for the HTTP Server

  • Tivoli-ready modules for the WebSphere Server environment

  • Reduced cost of deploying applications on all WebSphere-compliant platforms with the use and reuse of industry standard tools in an enhanced administration and interface environment

  • Intel and UNIX (R)-based platforms including Windows NT (R), Sun Solaris, and AIX (R) on HTTP servers from IBM, Apache, Microsoft (TM), and Netscape
To facilitate the development and test of applications, a development copy of the Java servlet engine can be downloaded from the following URL:



Key Prerequisites

One of the following operating system environments:

  • Windows NT Server Version 4.0, Java Development Kit 1.1.6, and a Web browser that supports HTML 4

  • Sun Solaris Version 2.5.1, or later, with native threads package, Java Development Kit 1.1.6, and a Web browser that supports HTML 4

  • AIX Version 4.2.1, or later, Java Development Kit 1.1.6, and a Web browser that supports HTML 4



Planned Availability Date

December 31, 1998

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This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: http://www.ibm.com



DESCRIPTION

WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition combines the control and portability of server-side business applications with the performance and manageability of the Enterprise JavaBean model to offer a comprehensive Java-based Web application platform. Version 2 introduces server capabilities for applications built to the Enterprise JavaBean specification. Deploying and managing Java "bean" components provides a stronger CORBA implementation that maps to portable Java technologies.

WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition is integral to managing and integrating enterprise-wide applications while leveraging open Java-based technologies and APIs. It enables powerful interactions with enterprise databases and transaction systems.

This Web application server includes these features:

  • Full Java support across multiple operating platforms

  • Quick and easy installation across key popular Web servers

  • Easy-to-use servlet management and control

  • Full support for the latest Java APIs for servlets and session tracking

  • Support for dynamic Web content generation, including usage of Java Server Pages (JSP), servlet applications, and Java beans

  • A function-rich IBM HTTP server (based on technology from the Apache HTTP server) with additional SSL-based security and performance features

  • CORBA support, enhanced with Version 2, to provide both bean-managed and container-managed transaction persistence

  • Server capability for CORBA components and for applications built to the Enterprise JavaBean specification providing relational database transaction management and monitoring.

  • Tivoli-ready modules that can be managed by Tivoli-based tools

  • Enhanced administration with an improved user interface for application deployment and server administration

  • XML Document Structure Services
This product includes software developed by the Apache Group for use in the Apache HTTP server project WebSphere Application Server includes portions of DB2 (R) Universal Database. You may use these components only in association with your licensed use of WebSphere Application Server for the storage and management of data used or generated by WebSphere Application Server, and not for other data management purposes. Information about IBM's DB2 Product Family is available at the following URL: WebSphere Application Server Version 2 with its open and flexible, Web application run-time environment encompasses Java-based servers for Java-based applications built to the Enterprise JavaBean standard and CORBA business components. Version 2 includes:
  • Simple installation

  • Better performance than other methods of extending server function, running as an in-process plug-in with Apache, Netscape, Microsoft Internet Information Server, Lotus (R) Domino (TM) Go Webserver, and the HTTP Server

  • Full support for the latest session-tracking APIs

  • A graphical interface for servlet management:
    • Set options for loading local and remote servlets
    • Set initialization parameters
    • Specify servlet aliases
    • Create servlet chains and filters
    • Log servlet messages
  • A "servlet sandbox" feature for greater security when running remotely loaded servlets

  • Support for dynamic page content for defining Java server pages containing embedded Java code, servlet tags, NCSA tags, and Java beans

  • Servlet chaining

  • MIME-based data filtering

  • Loading from Jar files

  • Dynamic reloading of modified servlets

  • Recursive servlet and NCSA tag processing

  • Aliasing
WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition plugs into the following servers:
  • Apache Server Version 1.3.2, and later, for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX

  • Netscape Enterprise Server Version 3.0, and later, for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX

  • Netscape FastTrack Server Version 3.0, and later, for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX

  • Microsoft Internet Information Server Version 3.x and 4.0

  • Lotus Domino Go Webserver Release 4.6.2.5, and later, for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX

  • IBM HTTP Server V1.3.3 for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX
To make development of applications easier and more cost effective, a development copy of the primary component (Java servlet engine) can be downloaded from the following URL: This copy is for use in the development and testing, but not the deployment, of Web applications and no support is provided. Users are required to agree to these terms before completing the download. IBM reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time without further notice.



Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.

The service end date for this Year 2000 ready product is January 31, 2001.

Trademarks

      AIX and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business
      Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or
      both.
      Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
      UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other
      countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
      Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
      Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development
      Corporation.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



PUBLICATIONS

No publications are shipped with this program. An HTML version of the product documentation is available on the product CD-ROM. For optimal viewing of this documentation users need a Web browser that supports Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files. WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition is available in English only.



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

For Windows NT (R)

  • Any Intel-based PC running Windows NT Server V4.0
  • Java (TM) Development Kit 1.1.6
  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4
  • Support for a communications adapter
  • Minimum 40 MB of free disk space for installation
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Minimum 128 MB of memory; 256 MB recommended
For Sun Solaris
  • Any workstation running Solaris V2.5.1, or later, with native threads package

  • Java Development Kit 1.1.6

  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4

  • Support for TCP/IP and an adapter

  • Minimum 45 MB of free disk space for installation

  • CD-ROM drive

  • Minimum 128 MB of memory; 256 MB recommended
For AIX (R)
  • RS/6000 (TM) or RS/6000 SP (TM) running AIX V4.2.1, or later
  • Java Development Kit 1.1.6
  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4
  • Support for an appropriate network interface
  • Minimum 45 MB of free disk space for installation
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Minimum 128 MB of memory; 256 MB recommended
Software Requirements

For Windows NT

  • Windows NT Server V4.0
  • Java Development Kit 1.1.6
  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4
For Sun Solaris
  • Sun Solaris V2.5.1, or later, with native threads package

  • Java Development Kit 1.1.6

  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4
For AIX
  • AIX V4.2.1, or later (5765-C34, 5765-655)
  • Java Development Kit 1.1.6
  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4



Planning Information

Packaging: WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition is shipped in one package that contains the following:

  • IBM International Program License Agreement
  • Service and Support Information Sheet
  • License information
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • Hardcopy getting started instructions
  • One CD-ROM



Security, Auditability, and Control

WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition uses the security and auditability features of the respective operating systems.

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

WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition is a stand-alone product with one charge unit -- installs. It is available in units of 1. WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition is available at an upgrade price for those customers currently licensed for the following qualifying program: WebSphere Application Server V1.0, V1.1, and V2.0, Standard Edition. Upgrades may be acquired up to the current level of use authorized for the qualifying programs.

                           Order       Feature    Part
Description                 Type        Number    Number

WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition

CD-ROM 5801-AAR 4885 39L9063 1 Install 5802-AAR 2804 39L9064

North American Encryption Edition



Upgrades

WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition Upgrade from IBM WebSphere Application Server V1.0, V1.1, and V2.0, Standard Edition

                           Order       Feature    Part
Description                 Type        Number    Number

CD-ROM 5803-AAR 1860 39L9069 1 Install 5804-AAR 1043 39L9070

North American Encryption Edition



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

WebSphere Application Server includes portions of DB2 (R) Universal Database. You may use these components only in association with your licensed use of WebSphere Application Server for the storage and management of data used or generated by WebSphere Application Server, and not for other data management purposes. Information about IBM's DB2 Product Family is available at the following URL:

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until January 31, 2001

Money-back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Support Line: Personal Systems and AIX

Upgrades: Customers can acquire upgrades up to the currently authorized level of use of the qualifying programs.

Volume Orders: Yes, contact your IBM representative

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes

AIX/UNIX (R) Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

Variable Charges Apply: No



CHARGES

The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                        Part
Description                             Number           OTC(1)

IBM WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition CD-ROM 39L9063 $6,000 1 Install 39L9064 5,971

North American Encryption Edition

Upgrades

IBM WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Advanced Edition Upgrade from IBM WebSphere Application Server V1.0, V1.1 and V2.0, Standard Edition CD-ROM 39L9069 5,205 1 Install 39L9070 5,205

North American Encryption Edition

(1)   One-Time Charge

Monthly Optional Support Line Charge

  • PS: $95
  • AIX: $95
Note: For Passport Advantage ordering information and charges, contact your Lotus (R) representative or authorized IBM Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site at



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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

      RS/6000 and SP are trademarks of International Business
      Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or
      both.
      AIX and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business
      Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or
      both.
      Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
      UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other
      countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
      Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development
      Corporation.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.

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