IBM WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 firmware V7.0 delivers rapid cloud integrationIBM Japan Hardware Announcement JG13-0295
October 15, 2013
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Companies that adopt cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications view application integration as an important component to harmonize business processes across their hybrid application landscape. IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud Integration portfolio offers these key benefits:
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Today's enterprise often reflects a hybrid environment consisting of SaaS applications, mobile applications, and traditional on-premise applications. Integration is one of the keys to successfully driving value from SaaS applications and mobile solutions in this hybrid environment. With IBM WebSphere DataPower® Cast Iron Appliance XH40 firmware V7.0, IBM continues to expand upon its capabilities to address the needs of enterprises with these hybrid environments by providing rapid access to application data for application developers.
This new version of WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 firmware delivers the following functional enhancements:
Cast Iron Solution Overview
The WebSphere Cast Iron Integration product portfolio is a platform that can enable rapid, no-coding construction of integration among SaaS applications, on-premise packaged applications, custom applications, and generic systems such as databases, files, and web services. The key features and capabilities of Cast Iron Cloud Integration services are:
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For additional details, refer to the Software requirements section.
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WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration solutions help you quickly connect hybrid environments comprised of cloud and on-premise applications and may help achieve lower cost and a higher return on investment in cloud, SaaS, and mobile applications.
You can develop integration using a "configuration, not coding" approach, and deploy in the following form-factors. Each provides the same functionality:
WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40
WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 is a 1U, 4.4 cm (1.75 in), rack-mountable appliance, designed to fit into industry-standard racks, and can be attached to the network via Ethernet. The Cast Iron "configuration, not coding" approach helps numerous companies go live with their SaaS application initiatives in days or weeks, in contrast to a traditional coding approach, which could take many months. The term licensing pricing options help enable you to get started at low cost and grow into larger cloud integration projects over time.
WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 firmware
WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 firmware delivers the following sets of capabilities:
WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 firmware V7.0 provides the following comprehensive integration capabilities:
WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 firmware V7.0 comes with built-in connectivity to hundreds of cloud, packaged, and proprietary on-premise applications, which include ERP, CRM, databases, web services, and flat files. WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 is completely self-contained and includes everything needed to complete integrations in one place.
This approach to integration makes no distinction between local and remote applications because they establish connectivity to the endpoints by using native application protocols. The advantage to this approach is that no additional adapters are required, and there is nothing to install or change at the endpoints.
A Connector Development Kit, provided with this offering, allows skilled developers to use WebSphere Cast Iron to add connectors to custom applications. With connectors built using the Connector Development Kit, users get the same development experience on WebSphere Cast Iron Studio as with the built-in connectors. Cast Iron Studio is a downloadable development tool that can be used to design, test, and publish integration projects to a WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance.
WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 firmware V7.0 includes hundreds of reusable TIPs that are searchable in an online library. This online library contains templates for many of the most common cloud integration scenarios. These templates encode common connectivity, known mapping, as well as best-practice integration workflows.
Templates provide a question-and-answer-based wizard that walks users through a common integration scenario, customizing as needed. Often, users simply complete the credentials, customize mappings, test, and deploy. Cast Iron clients and partners can create their own wizard-driven, reusable templates with the point-and-click TIP Development Kit and make them available to the entire WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration user community.
Flexible packaging options
For more information about acquiring WebSphere Cast Iron solutions, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit
For more information about WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition, WebSphere Cast Iron Live, and WebSphere Cast Iron Express , refer to the Reference information section.
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at
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For information on WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 Support Registration, refer to Software Announcement AP11-0386, dated August 30, 2011.
For additional information on IBM Mobile Platform applications, refer to Software Announcement JP13-0109, dated February 19, 2013, Software Announcement JP12-0088, dated April 24, 2012, and Software Announcement JP12-0500, dated November 13, 2012.
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There are no product or feature changes to WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 as previously announced in Hardware AnnouncementNew firmware (Version 7.0) will be available for WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 on November 15, 2013.
Machine Description type Model WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 7198 8FX
Description Machine Model Feature WebSphere Cast Iron 7198 8FX 8101 Enterprise Edition Preload WebSphere Cast Iron Enterprise 7198 8FX 8102 Development Edition Preload WebSphere Cast Iron Standard 7198 8FX 8013 Edition Preload WebSphere Cast Iron Standard 7198 8FX 8014 Development Edition Preload
Two power cords are shipped with each machine because the DataPower 7198 contains two power supplies. These features are available for each appliance.
Description Machine Model Feature Rail Kit 7198 8FX 6799 Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V, 7198 8FX 6210 C13 to GB 2099.1 (China) Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V, 7198 8FX 6211 C13 to AS/NZ 3112 (Australia/NZ) Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V, 7198 8FX 6212 C13 to IEC 309 Type 2P + Gnd (Europe) Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V, 7198 8FX 6213 C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark) Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V, 7198 8FX 6214 C13 to SABS 164 (S Africa) Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V, 7198 8FX 6215 C13 to BS 1363/A (UK) Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V, 7198 8FX 6216 C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Swiss) Line cord - 2.8m, 220-240V, 7198 8FX 6217 C13 to IMQ CEI 23-16 (Italy/Chile) Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V, 7198 8FX 6218 C13 to SI 32 (Israel) Line cord - 2.8m, 12A/100V, 7198 8FX 6219 C13 to KETI (Korea) Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V, 7198 8FX 6222 C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina) Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/125V, 7198 8FX 6223 C13 to IEC320 (Brazil) Line cord - 2.8m 10A/250V, 7198 8FX 6269 C13(2P+Gnd) (India) Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/125V, 7198 8FX 6313 C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line cord - 2.8m, 12A/100V, 7198 8FX 6314 C13 to JIS C-8303(Japan) Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/125V, 7198 8FX 6386 C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan)
Program Firmware Program name VRM number WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 Standard Edition - with 2 endpoints - One-time-charge license V7.0.0 5765-W16 - 1-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-CB1 - 2-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-CB2 - 3-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-CB3 - Renewal 1-year V7.0.0 5765-CB4 WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 Standard Edition - application endpoints - One-time-charge license V7.0.0 5765-W22 - 1-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-CB5 - 2-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-CB6 - 3-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-CB7 - Renewal 1-year V7.0.0 5765-CB8 WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 Enterprise Edition with 2 endpoints - One-time-charge license V7.0.0 5765-W28 - 1-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-W04 - 2-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-W05 - 3-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-W06 - Renewal 1-year V7.0.0 5765-W07 WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 Enterprise Edition - application endpoints - One-time-charge license V7.0.0 5765-W34 - 1-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-W08 - 2-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-W09 - 3-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-W10 - Renewal 1-year V7.0.0 5765-W11 WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 Standard Development Edition - One-time-charge license V7.0.0 5765-W40 - 1-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-CB9 - 2-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-W01 - 3-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-W02 - Renewal 1-year V7.0.0 5765-W03 WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 Enterprise Development Edition - One-time-charge license V7.0.0 5765-W46 - 1-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-W12 - 2-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-W13 - 3-year Fixed term license V7.0.0 5765-W14 - Renewal 1-year V7.0.0 5765-W15
In addition, the version-release-modification level for WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 Subscription and Support is unchanged with this announcement. For additional information on the various options for WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 Subscription & Support, refer to Software Announcement AP11-0386, dated August 30, 2011.
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Education support will be provided for the products in this announcement.
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Flexible training options
WebSphere education offers several training options to meet your budget and time goals. Many offerings are delivered in a traditional classroom setting, at either your location or an IBM training center. Online delivery options are also available. Instructor-led online classes are taught real-time by an IBM instructor in a virtual classroom setting. Or, for a more independent training experience, you can select from a wide variety of self-paced online courses that you complete on your schedule.
For more information about available WebSphere education offerings, including course locations and availability dates, visit
Role-based training paths can be found at
For descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers, visit
Contact your IBM representative for course information.
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No new or updated publications are shipped with this offering.
WebSphere Cast Iron publications will be available on November 15, 2013 in the online Information Center. Visit
National language support
WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 firmware is translated to the languages in the following list except for the web management console. All current code pages for these languages are supported.
Availability Description Language date WebSphere DataPower Multilingual November 15, 2013 Cast Iron Appliance XH40 (Chinese Simplified, (electronic download) Chinese Traditional, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese Brazilian, Spanish)
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For more technical information of WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40, refer to the information in Hardware Announcement AG11-0166, dated August 30, 2011
Specified operating environment
For physical specifications of WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40, refer to the information in Hardware Announcement AG11-0166, dated August 30, 2011
For standards information, which includes operating environment, shipping environment, machine acoustics, and electrical power for WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40, refer to the information in Hardware Announcement AG11-0166, dated August 30, 2011
This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.
Studio component of WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 requires one of the following:
Web management console of WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 requires:
The Siebel connector, shipped as part of WebSphere Cast Iron V6.0, was built on non-IBM developed libraries. WebSphere Cast Iron V6.1 included an IBM-developed equivalent for these libraries. At that time, the non-IBM variants were deprecated but continued to be shipped to enable migration. Starting with WebSphere Cast Iron V7.0, only the IBM-developed libraries are included with WebSphere Cast Iron . Therefore, any applications still using the WebSphere Cast Iron V6.0 version of the connector must be migrated to the new version, as detailed in the technote:
The original Siebel connector is supported until WebSphere Cast Iron V6.1, V6.3, and V6.4 are withdrawn from support.
For the most current WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration system requirements, visit
Existing WebSphere Cast Iron physical appliance clients can upgrade their firmware to Version 126.96.36.199 by obtaining the upgrade image from IBM Fix Central at
To find the updated firmware:
In the resulting list of fixes, move your cursor over the hyperlink describing the listed packages. To upgrade to Version 7.0, select the package described in the abstract as, " WebSphere Cast Iron V7.0.n.n physical appliance upgrade file".
The WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 is designated for customer setup. Customer setup instructions are shipped with the product.
For cable orders, installability, and packaging, refer to the information in Hardware Announcement AG11-0166, dated August 30, 2011
Security, auditability, and control
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.
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