IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 3.0.2, Advanced Edition for AS/400

IBM United States Software Announcement 200-012
February 8, 2000

 ENUS200-012.PDF (54KB)

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At a glance Publications
Overview Technical information
Key prerequisites Ordering information
Planned Availability Date Terms and conditions
Description Prices
Product positioning Order now
Offering Information  
 
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At a glance

WebSphere Application Server V3.0.2, Advanced Edition provides a more powerful deployment environment and set of application services for managing Java applications and components. New features include:

  • Available for AS/400
  • Extensive performance and scaling improvements in deploying Enterprise JavaBean (EJB), Java servlets, and JSP components
  • Enhanced support for distributed transactions, EJB component management, and transaction persistence
  • Improved deployment manager interface and application execution services
  • Additional protocol and application adapter interface support
  • Improved security controls and management
  • Comprehensive site usage logging and analysis tools

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001).
 
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Overview

WebSphere™ Application Server, Advanced Edition enables powerful Web transactions and interactions with a robust deployment environment for e-business applications. With a portable, Java™-based Web application deployment platform focused on supporting and executing Java servlets, and JavaBeans, Java Server Page (JSP), and Enterprise JavaBean (EJB) components, this edition interacts with enterprise databases, transaction processing systems, and other applications for dynamic Web content. It builds on the Standard Edition to provide the portability and control of server-side business applications along with the performance and manageability of EJB technology. It extends the value and versatility of this platform with:

  • Complete Java and Enterprise Java support, including a server for applications built to the EJB specification. The focus is on medium- to high-level transactional environments used in conjunction with dynamic Web content generation and Web-initiated transactions.
  • Performance and scaling attributes with support for bean-managed and container-managed persistence, for entity beans and session beans, with transaction management and monitoring. Container management and persistent storage helps provide a high-performance transactional environment using Servlets and EJB technology.
  • AS/400® platforms using OS400 V4R4 as of this announcement.

This WebSphere product is integral to managing and integrating enterprise-wide applications while leveraging open Java-based technologies and APIs. It enables powerful interactions with relational databases, transaction processing systems, and other applications. It is built using Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) IIOP protocol. This Web application server provides deployment and management of Java and EJB applications.
 
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Key prerequisites
  • The server must be an AS/400e™ Model 170 with minimum processor feature 2385 (or a higher AS/400 server) running OS/400® V4R4 or later.
  • Workstations can be a PC running Windows NT™ V4.0, a Sun running Solaris V2.6, or an RS/6000® running AIX® V4.3.2 or later.
  • Java Development kit is required on both.
  • A Web browser is required on both the client and the server.

 
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Planned Availability Date
  • February 25, 2000: Build-to-Plan
  • March 10, 2000: Build-to-Order

 
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Description

Scope

WebSphere Application Server V3.0.2, Advanced Edition combines the control and portability of server-side business applications with the performance and manageability of Java to offer a comprehensive Java-based Web Application platform. Version 3 expands and enhances the server capabilities for applications built to the EJB specification. Deploying and managing Java "bean" components is essential to WebSphere's robust implementation. This edition supports portable, open Java technologies and APIs.

Integration and connectivity to enterprise applications and systems is core to WebSphere. It enables powerful interaction with enterprise databases, transaction systems, and applications. This WebSphere edition focuses on extensive performance, scaling, and security control improvements to its premium and complete implementation of an EJB server. This edition continues to provide a strong, Java-based Web application platform supporting deployment of e-business applications and components. This includes Java servlets, and Enterprise JavaBean, JavaBean, and JSPs technology for transactions, enterprise system access, and dynamic content generation.

Performance and Scalability

This version focuses on higher performance and scalability across the deployment environment. It addresses load balancing, application partitioning, and workload management for EJB components. This involves enhanced and added "container" deployment environment services for servlets, and EJB, and JSP technology. The improved transaction management has intelligence on the type of applications being executed and is able to deploy and execute across multiple applications and components accordingly. Object management and performance are optimized.

Transaction Management

EJB server provides better monitoring and control of containers used within the server. It offers enhanced Java Transaction Service (JTS) support within the EJB server, better interoperability and a major rewrite of the deployment environment.

The single, robust server engine provides more control, better performance, more flexibility, and better serviceability.

Deployment Management

The administrative client which helps easily deploy and manage servlets, and EJB, JSP, and JavaBean components focuses on ease-of-use, greater flexibility, and greater control in executing and monitoring these e-business applications.

Protocol and Application Adapter Support

Enhanced protocol and API support is integral to dynamic content access, generation, and presentation within the applications being deployed. Integration of an enhanced Java-based Object Request Broker within the EJB server allows for enhanced Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP) support and true Remote Method Invocation (RMI) over IIOP support.

Security Management

Security controls and application access protection are significantly enhanced with this new version of WebSphere. The secure access control lists can be established at a much more granular level than in the past.

You can set up security at the user and group levels, and establish control and policies for specific calls or methods within the applications. This provides much greater depth of control and protection within the server deployment environments. Related to management is the ability to leverage user information being held in directories. WebSphere Application Server V3.0.2, Advanced Edition for AS/400 now has first class support for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol-(LDAP-) based user registries the AS/400.

Site Analysis

A completely new and exciting package of site usage and analysis tools are included with WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition. Site analysis focuses on developing basic traffic measurement functions while allowing the user to gauge traffic volume (hits, visits), to identify traffic sources (domains, subdomains, referrers), and to manage site integrity (link verification, site conformance). These are the key features enabling the user to enhance and improve the Web site content and performance, making Web sites more enticing, informative, and ultimately beneficial to the "bottom line" of your business.

The new "server" contains the analyzers whose responsibility is to transform the raw data into valuable information and store it into the provided UDB DB2® database. The client provides administrative, visualizing, and report-generating functions. From the client, the user may schedule analysis tasks to run at a specific time and/or time interval. Progress status is broadcast to interested clients and displayed as appropriate and necessary. Once the analysis is completed, users may generate reports or visualize the data. The system offers many predefined, ready-to-use reports. General features include:

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  • Detailed analysis of Web content integrity, site performance, and usage statistics
  • Flexible client/server architecture supporting a team environment
  • A database that is scalable and trending with historical data
  • Fully-customizable and configurable to suit end-users
  • Remote administration and report capabilities via the client

WebSphere Application Server continues to provide the following features as part of its Web deployment environment:

  • Full support for Java across multiple operating platforms
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Easy-to-use application deployment management and control Support for dynamic Web content generation, including usage of Java servlets and JSP and JavaBean technology within a common runtime environment
  • Services and support via bean-managed and container-managed transaction persistence
  • Server capability for applications built to the EJB specification providing transaction management and monitoring
  • Tivoli-ready modules that can be managed by Tivoli-based tools
  • Enhanced administration for application deployment and server administration
  • XML Document Structure Services which enable e-business applications that interchange data via eXtended Markup Language (XML) to parse, generate, manipulate, and validate XML and XSL-based content.

Related Information

This product contains third-party code, some of which may be provided under separate terms and conditions which are provided in the product's "readme" file, or in a file or files referenced by this "readme" file. Customers are authorized to install and use the DB2 components included with this product only in association with their licensed use of the WebSphere Application Server and Site Analyzer components of this product for the storage and management of data used or generated by WebSphere Application Server and for the storage and management of data used or generated by Site Analyzer, and not for other data management purposes. For example, this license does not permit inbound connections to the DB2 components from other applications for queries or report generation. Customers are authorized to install and use these components only with and on the same machine as the WebSphere Application Server and Site Analyzer components of this product. Information about the DB2 product family is available at the following Web site:

Develop applications in an easier and more cost-effective way. You can download a development copy of the primary component (Java application engine) from the following WebSphere product Web site:

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 August 31, 2001.
 
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Product positioning

WebSphere is a set of software products that help customers develop and manage high-performance Web sites to ease the transition from simple Web publishing to advanced e-business Web applications.

Today, AS/400e customers have two WebSphere options to choose from to get started. The base option is WebSphere Application Server, Standard Edition. The more advanced option is WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition.

WebSphere Application Server, Standard Edition is a Java application server that is based on a servlet-based engine that turns your existing Web server (IBM HTTP Server for AS/400) into a Java Web application server. As the core element of the IBM Application Framework for e-business, WebSphere Application Server, Standard Edition forms the foundation of the WebSphere application server family and offers application developers a solution to build, deploy and manage e-business Web sites. WebSphere Application Server, Standard Edition provides companies with an open, standards-based Web server deployment platform and supports servlets as well as JSP components. WebSphere Application Server, Standard Edition provides an excellent way to initially get your business on the Web.

WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition is a more advanced Java application server for AS/400e. WebSphere Advanced Edition builds on and enhances the Standard edition to provide additional support for scaling Web sites into security-enhanced, transactional e-business application sites. WebSphere Advanced edition provides EJB support for host-based transactions, and offers sophisticated tools to simplify distributed, component-based application development. The EJB architecture is component-based for development and deployment of server-based business applications. It allows the separation of business applications from underlying system services.

For customers just starting to develop and deploy their applications to the Web, WebSphere Standard Edition offers the ability to use servlets and JSP components to deploy basic Web-enabled applications. For customers requiring transactional support and more robust, scalable, and secure applications, WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition is the best choice.

Trademarks

 
WebSphere and AS/400e are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AS/400, OS/400, AIX, RS/6000, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product Information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:


 
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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.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

AS400 Hardware Requirements

  • Model AS/400e™ Server 170 with minimum Processor Feature 2385, or a higher model AS/400e server
  • Minimum 500 MB of free disk space for installation
  • Minimum 1 GB of memory
  • Communications adapter that supports TCP/IP

Workstation Hardware Requirements

For Windows NT™

  • Any Intel-based PC running Windows NT Server or Workstation V4.0
  • Support for a communications adapter or an appropriate network interface
  • Minimum 40 MB of free disk space
  • Minimum 96 MB of memory
  • CD-ROM

For Sun Solaris

  • Any workstation running Solaris V2.6
  • Support for a communications adapter or an appropriate network interface
  • Minimum 40 MB of free disk space
  • Minimum 96 MB of memory
  • CD-ROM

For AIX®

  • RS/6000™ or RS/6000SP running AIX V4.3.2, or later
  • Support for an appropriate network interface or an appropriate network interface
  • Minimum 40 MB of free disk space
  • Minimum 96 MB of memory
  • CD-ROM

AS/400® disk requirements that are needed to install WebSphere™ Application Server Advanced Edition for AS/400 on your AS/400 system:

 
.----------------------+--------------+--------------.
|                      | During       | After        |
| Install Option       | Installation | Installation |
|----------------------+--------------+--------------|
| *Base (client        | 500 MB       | 250 MB       |
|   application        |              |              |
|   development)       |              |              |
|----------------------+--------------+--------------|
| Option 1 (includes   | 650 MB       | 450 MB       |
|   *Base and WebSphere|              |              |
|   Advanced Server)   |              |              |
'----------------------+--------------+--------------'
 

Software requirements

AS/400 Software Requirements

  • OS/400® V4R4 or later (in an unrestricted state) is needed to install and run.
  • Latest Database Enhance PAK or group PTF SF99104.
  • Java™ Development Kit 1.1.7b provided via the AS/400 Developer Kit for Java (5769-JV1) group PTF SF99067 (Option 2).
  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4.
  • OS/400 HostServers (5769-SS1 Option 12) for remote installation (installing to your AS/400 system from the CD-ROM of another workstation).
  • OS/400 QShell Interpreter (5769-SS1 Option 30) is needed for local installation from the CD-ROM.
  • AS/400 TCP/IP Connectivity Utilities/400 (5769-TC1) for remote installation (installing to your AS/400 system from the CD-ROM of another workstation).
  • IBM HTTP Server (5769-DG1).

DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) for AS/400 must be configured to work with WebSphere Application Server 3 Advanced Edition for AS/400 to run the WebSphere Application Server on AS/400.

DB2® Query Manager and SQL Development Kit for AS/400 (5769-ST1) is an optional requirement for developing client applications.

Note: If you need advanced schema mapping to database tables in Container Managed Persistent Entity Beans, you will also require VisualAge® for Java Enterprise Edition 3.0.

Workstation Software Requirements

For Windows NT

  • Windows NT V4.0
  • IBM enhanced Java Development Kit 1.1.7
  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

For Sun Solaris

  • Sun Solaris V2.6 at the latest available maintenance level
  • IBM Java Development Kit 1.1.7
  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

For AIX

  • AIX V4.3.2, or later (5765-C34, 5765-655)
  • AIX Java Development Kit 1.1.6
  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Install the WebSphere Application Server Administrative Console on your Windows NT, Sun Solaris, or AIX workstation. The WebSphere Administrative Console requires 40 MB of hard drive space and 64 MB of RAM on your workstation.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) must be installed and running on your workstation.

VisualAge for Java Enterprise Edition 3.0, if you need advanced data mapping to database tables in container managed persistent entity beans.

Planning information

Packaging: WebSphere Application Server V3.0.2, Advanced Edition for AS/400 is shipped in one package that contains the following:

  • IBM International Program License Agreement (translated)
  • Service and Support Information Sheet
  • License information
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • Seven CD-ROMs which contain the program code and the product documentation.

This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory for future reference.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Application Server V3.0.2, Advanced Edition for AS/400 uses the security and auditability features of OS/400.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

WebSphere Application Server V3.0.2, Advanced Edition for AS/400 is a standalone product with one charge unit — processors. It is available in units of one. The "Processor Program Package" feature (CD-ROM) is required for the first processor on the first server. A "1 Processor Entitlement" is required for each processor beyond the first one.

WebSphere Application Server V3.0.2, Advanced Edition for AS/400 is not available at an upgrade price.

The price of Websphere Application Server Version 3.0.2 Advanced Edition for AS/400 is based on the number of processors in the system.

The following are Build-to-Plan part numbers:

Part Number Ordering Information

                                                       Part
Description                                            Number
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.0.2,                   41L0696
  Advanced Edition for AS/400  128-bit
  encryption Processor Program Package
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.0.2,                   0780341
  Advanced Edition for AS/400, 56-bit
  encryption Processor Program Package
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.0.2,                   41L0698
  Advanced Edition for AS/400  128-bit
  encryption 1 Processor Entitlement
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.0.2,                   0780342
  Advanced Edition for AS/400 56-bit
  encryption 1 Processor Entitlement
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.0.2,                   11K6333
  Advanced Edition for AS/400 56-bit
  encryption -- Electronic Delivery
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.0.2,                   41L2645
  Advanced Edition for AS/400 128-bit
  encryption -- Electronic Delivery

Passport Advantage: Passport Advantage part numbers have been previously announced. For additional Passport Advantage information, ordering information, and charges, access the URL:

Passport Advantage Media Part Numbers

                                                       Part
Description                                            Number
 
WebSphere Applic Server V3.0.2 Advantage               41L0700
  for AS/400 128b Processor Program
  Package Media Pack
WebSphere Applic Server V3.0.2 Advantage               0780344
  for AS/400 56b Processor Program
  Package Media Pack

The following are Build-to-Order program numbers:

Program Number Ordering Information

                                              OTC(1)   Medium
                                   Program   Feature   Feature
Description                        Number     Number   Number
 
WebSphere Application              5733-WA3    1001    5829
  Server V3.0.2, CD-ROM
  Advanced Edition for
  AS/400 128-bit encryption
  Processor Program Package
 
WebSphere Application              5733-WA3    1002
  Server V3.0.2, Advanced
  Edition for AS/400
  128-bit encryption
  1 Processor Entitlement
 
                                               OTC     Medium
                                   Program   Feature   Feature
Description                        Number     Number   Number
 
WebSphere Application              5733-WA2    0001    5819
  Server V3.0.2, CD-ROM
  Advanced Edition for
  AS/400, 56-bit encryption
  Processor Program Package
 
WebSphere Application              5733-WA2    0002
  Server V3.0.2, Advanced
  Edition for AS/400
  56-bit encryption
  1 Processor Entitlement
1
One-time charge

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with 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.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial number only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
 
Ship media only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
Ship documentation only (suppresses                 3471
 initial shipment of media)
 
Single Pallet delivery                              3483
 
Update Shipments
 
Ship Media updates only (suppresses                 3480
 update shipment of documentation)
 
Ship documentation only (suppresses                 3481
 update shipment of media)
 
Suppress updates (suppresses update                 3482
 shipment of media and documentation)
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM office expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer expedite process charge                    3446
 ($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.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. PoE are required for all authorized use.

License Information Form Number: CT7HAIE

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program services: Available Until August 31,2001

Money-Back Guarantee: Two-month, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): Yes, contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: Yes

Support Line: Yes

Other Support: AS/400

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

AS/400 Software Subscription Applies: Yes

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, to qualified educational institution customers for Build to Order.
 
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Prices

The prices 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.

The following are Build-to-Plan part numbers:

                                           Part
Description                                Number       OTC
 
 
WebSphere Application Server               41L0696     $7,500
  V3.0 Advanced Edition for AS/400
  128-bit encryption Processor
  Program Package
 
WebSphere Application Server               0780341      7,500
  V3.0 Advanced Edition for AS/400,
  56-bit encryption Processor
  Program Package
 
WebSphere Application Server               41L0698      7,475
  V3.0 Advanced Edition for AS/400
  128-bit encryption 1
  Processor Entitlement
 
WebSphere Application Server               0780342      7,475
  V3.0 Advanced Edition for
  AS/400 56-bit encryption
  1 Processor Entitlement
 
WebSphere Application Server               11K6333      7,475
  V3.0 Advanced Edition for
  AS/400 56-bit encryption
  -- Electronic Delivery
 
 
                                           Part
Description                                Number       OTC
 
 
WebSphere Application Server               41L2645     $7,475
  V3.0 Advanced Edition for
  AS/400 128-bit encryption
  -- Electronic Delivery

Passport Advantage: For Build-to-Plan product

Note: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your Lotus® representative or authorized Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage URL:

The following are Build-to-Order program numbers:

                                   Program   Feature
Description                        Number    Number    OTC
 
 
WebSphere Application              5733-WA3  1001    $7,500
  Server V3.0.2, Advanced
  Edition for AS/400, 128-bit
  encryption Processor
  Program Package
 
WebSphere Application              5733-WA2  0001     7,500
  Server V3.0.2, Advanced
  Edition for AS/400, 56-bit
  encryption Processor
  Program Package
 
WebSphere Application              5733-WA3  1002     7,475
  Server V3.0.2, Advanced
  Edition for AS/400, 128-bit
  encryption 1 Processor
  Entitlement
 
WebSphere Application              5733-WA2  0002     7,475
  Server V3.0.2, Advanced
  Edition for AS/400, 56-bit
  encryption 1 Processor
  Entitlement

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:


 
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You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
AS/400e and WebSphere are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX, AS/400, OS/400, DB2 Universal Database, DB2, and VisualAge are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT is a 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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