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IBM WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 firmware V7.0 delivers rapid cloud integration

IBM 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:

Integration scenarios

WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 firmware V7.0 provides the following comprehensive integration capabilities:

Connectivity

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.

Reusability

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

Additional information

For more information about acquiring WebSphere Cast Iron solutions, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/cast-iron-cloud-integration/

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

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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For information on WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition, refer to Software Announcement JP13-0528, dated October 15, 2013, and Software Announcement JP13-0223, dated April 23, 2013.

For information on WebSphere Cast Iron Live and Express , refer to Software Announcement JP12-0511, dated December 11, 2012, and Software Announcement AP11-0462, dated November 29, 2011.

For additional information on WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40, refer to Hardware Announcement JG13-0138, dated April 23, 2013, and Hardware Announcement AG11-0166, dated August 30, 2011.

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

Features

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

Specify features

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 numbers

                                                       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.

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, supports many IBM offerings.

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

http://www.ibm.com/websphere/education

Role-based training paths can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere/education/paths/

For descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/training.html

Contact your IBM representative for course information.



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Publications
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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

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wci/v7r0m0/index.jsp

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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These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.



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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

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Physical specifications

For physical specifications of WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40, refer to the information in Hardware Announcement AG11-0166, dated August 30, 2011

Standards

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

Homologation

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.

Software requirements

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:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21515704

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

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27022431

Firmware upgrade

Existing WebSphere Cast Iron physical appliance clients can upgrade their firmware to Version 7.0.0.0 by obtaining the upgrade image from IBM Fix Central at

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

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".

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

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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AP IOT
 ASEAN*                      Yes
 India/South Asia**          Yes
 Australia                   Yes
 People's Republic of China  Yes
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes
 Macao S.A.R of the PRC      Yes
 Taiwan                      Yes
 Korea                       Yes
 New Zealand                 Yes
Japan IOT
 Japan                       Yes
 
 *  Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic
    Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
 ** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and
    Afghanistan
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