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IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliances firmware V6.0 adds new processing for mobile and web traffic, delivers support for IBM API Management V2.0, and adds pattern-based configuration

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-172
April 23, 2013

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IBM® WebSphere® DataPower® Appliances extend industry-leading, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and business-to-business (B2B), security, control, optimization, and integration capabilities to web, mobile, and API workloads.

DataPower Appliances firmware V6.0:

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WebSphere DataPower gateway appliances are uniquely positioned to act as security and integration gateways for a full range of web, mobile, API, SOA, B2B, and cloud workloads in a single, highly security-enhanced, highly consumable, DMZ-ready appliance.

Version 6.0 new features and enhancements:

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WebSphere DataPower physical appliance or WebSphere DataPower Virtual Edition

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements section.

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Emerging technology trends, like mobile and API management, allow businesses to expand the scope of valuable IT assets to new channels and use cases. These shifts in technology enable businesses to reach consumers, business partners, and clients anywhere in the world at any time. These new opportunities require the enterprise to accommodate additional security capabilities, access controls, and to manage the exponential growth in application traffic.

WebSphere DataPower Appliances provided industry-leading security, control, optimization, and integration capabilities for SOA and B2B platforms for more than 12 years.

WebSphere DataPower firmware V6.0 extends these capabilities to additional business channels and use cases by enhancing support for web applications, mobile, and web API workloads and provides API gateway functions for the IBM API Management V2.0 solution.

Security enhanced web application, mobile, and API gateway

Mobile web traffic security for Worklight

Front-end proxy for WebSphere Application Server

Embedded On Demand Router (ODR) capability within DataPower appliances help simplify deployment topologies and provides operational agility, that enable intelligent load balancing decisions to backend WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment environments, that include those running Worklight , based on dynamic, real-time topology, and workload information.

Note: The Application Optimization feature is required for ODR functionality.

Local response caching and integration with IBM DataPower XC10 Caching Appliance

Enhanced value for System z

WebSphere DataPower historically provided unique capabilities for securing, optimizing, and integrating legacy enterprise assets running in System z . Version 6.0 enhances these capabilities, expanding the value of these critical resources, specifically for transactions that run in IMS .

Pattern-based configurations

Includes an intuitive, easy-to-use tool that runs on DataPower appliances, for creating and deploying common DataPower configuration patterns. Creation of custom, reusable configuration patterns that empower users to deploy proxies for business services by using well-defined and approved pattern, points-of-variability (PoV). This allows scalability of use and can help reduce time to value.

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Reference information
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For additional information on IBM API Management V2.0 (On-premise), refer to Software Announcement 213-148, dated April 23, 2013.

For additional information on WebSphere DataPower Virtual Editions, refer to Software Announcement 212-468, dated October 23, 2012.

For additional information on WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual Edition TIBCO Enterprise Message Service feature, refer to Software Announcement 213-029, dated January 29, 2013.

For additional information on IBM PureApplication™ System W1500, refer to

For additional information on IBM Workload Deployer V3.1 refer to Hardware Announcement 111-202, dated October 4, 2011.

For information on WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 and WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62, refer to Hardware Announcement 111-069, dated April 5, 2011.

For information on the WebSphere DataPower Integration Blade XI50B, refer to Hardware Announcement 110-089, dated April 27, 2010.

For information on the WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45, refer to Hardware Announcement 111-153, dated October 4, 2011.

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Description           Availability date  Language
WebSphere DataPower   July 22, 2013      English, French, German,
 firmware V6.0                           Italian, Spanish,                                          
                                         Portuguese (Brazil),
                                         Chinese (Simplified),
                                         Chinese (Traditional),
                                         Japanese, Korean,

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Program number
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Program          Program
number    VRM    name
5725-J90  6.0.0  WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 Virtual Edition
5725-J91  6.0.0  WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual

WebSphere DataPower firmware V6.0 supports these existing DataPower physical machines:

Description                                             type      Model
IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45            7198      32X
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52      7199      42X
IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62              7199      62X
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Blade XI50B         4195      4BX
IBM WebSphere DataPower XML Security Gateway XS40       9235      32X
IBM WebSphere DataPower XML Security Gateway XS40       9235      3BX
 with HDD
IBM WebSphere DataPower XML Security Gateway XS40       9235      34X
 with HSM
IBM WebSphere DataPower XML Security Gateway XS40       9235      3DX
 with HSM and HDD
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50      9235      42X
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50      9235      4BX
 with HDD
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50      9235      43X
 with XG4
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50      9235      4CX
 with XG4 and HDD
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50      9235      44X
 with HSM
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50      9235      4DX
 with HSM and HDD
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50      9235      45X
 with HSM and XG4
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50      9235      4FX
 with HSM, XG4, and HDD
IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB60              9235      62X
IBM WebSphere DataPower Low Latency Appliance XM70      9235      6BX

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No publications are shipped with these products.

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Supported physical appliances:

WebSphere DataPower Virtual Edition requires one of the following:

Minimum virtual resources for each virtual edition appliance: 4 vCPU and 4 GB RAM

WebSphere DataPower Virtual Edition, deployed on IBM PureApplication System or Workload Deployer, requires one of the following:

Software requirements

WebSphere DataPower Virtual Edition requires one of the following:

WebSphere DataPower Virtual Edition, deployed on Workload Deployer V3.1, requires one of the following:

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information


This product is available via electronic download.

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License Information form number

L-DCHN-946KMC - WebSphere DataPower firmware V6.0

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Usage restriction

Yes. WebSphere DataPower Virtual Edition is supported for the lifecycle of the corresponding WebSphere DataPower firmware version. WebSphere DataPower Virtual Edition V6.0 has the same end of support date as the WebSphere DataPower firmware V6.0.

WebSphere DataPower provides a minimum of two years of support for each firmware release beginning at the general availability of the release. WebSphere DataPower customers with active subscription and support are entitled to the latest three levels of firmware support. These releases with the latest updates will be available on the support website. Releases of the WebSphere DataPower firmware that are older than two years and are not within the three latest levels of firmware are subject to withdrawal of support.

You will receive a notification of discontinuance of firmware support with 12 months’ notice.

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