IBM WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard Edition for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX Delivers an Enhanced HTTP Server and Improved Java Support

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IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP99-0375 dated September 28, 1999.

  • Title
  • Overview
  • Key Prerequisites
  • At a Glance
  • Availability
  • Description
  • Scope
  • XML Management
  • JSP Enhancements
  • Deployment Management
  • Security Management
  • Site Analysis
  • HTTP Server
  • Related Information
  • Year 2000
  • Euro Currency
  • Statement of General Direction
  • Program Number
  • Supplemental Information
  • Publications
  • Technical Information
  • Specified Operating Environment
  • Planning Information
  • Security, Auditability and Control
  • Ordering Information
  • Upgrades
  • Customer Financing
  • Professional & Technical Services
  • Charges, Terms & Conditions
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Announcement Countries

  • IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP99-0375 dated September 28, 1999.


    Last revised on March 20, 2001.


    See final section for details of availability and limitations, if applicable.


    Title

    IBM WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard Edition for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX Delivers an Enhanced HTTP Server and Improved Java Support

    Overview

    IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 3.0 (V3.0), Standard Edition

    • Supports Web transactions and interactions, and e-business applications through its deployment environment

    • Provides a portable, Java-based Web application deployment platform that supports and executes:
      • Java servlets
      • JavaBeans components
      • Java Server Pages technology
      • XML services

    • Interacts with databases, dynamically changing content and other applications for dynamic web content

    • Builds on the HTTP Server for portability and high performance of server-side business applications along with XML data services for a comprehensive Java-based, XML-enhanced Web application platform

    • Extends the value and versatility of this platform with:

      • Complete Java servlet, Java Server Pages (JSP) technology and XML support including a server for applications built with the Servlet specification for dynamic Web site serving.

      • The focus is on medium- to high-level dynamic Web content generation and Web-initiated queries

      • Inclusion of an Apache-based HTTP Server with enhancements for security and control as well as support for other major Web servers

      • "On-the-fly" language translation from English to Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and German

      • The latest XML and XSL tools for rapid data deployment within a site

      • Site analysis via Java-based administration console allowing detailed analysis of Web content integrity, site performance, and usage statistics

      • 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-based platforms including Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX on HTTP servers from IBM, Apache, Microsoft, and Netscape

    Key Prerequisites

    One of the following operating systems and, for viewing the product documentation, a Web browser that supports HTML 4 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS):

    • Windows NT Server Version 4.0, Java Development Kit 1.1.7b

    • Sun Solaris Version 2.6 at the latest available maintenance level, Java Development Kit 1.1.7b

    • AIX Version 4.3.2, or later, Java Development Kit 1.1.6

    At a Glance

    IBM WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard Edition new features include:

    • Improved deployment of Java servlets, Java Server Pages (JSP) technology and XML

    • Improved deployment manager interface and application execution services

    • Additional protocol and application adapter interface support

    • Improved security controls and management

    • Comprehensive Web site content and usage analyzers and reporting tools

    • Improved IBM HTTP Server features

    Availability

    Planned Availability Date:  October 1999 for Program Package
    
    Availability in France of this product including encryption algorithms is subject to French government approval.

    Description

    WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard Edition manages and deploys dynamic Web sites while leveraging open Java-based technologies and application programming interfaces (APIs) as well as the latest XML technologies. This Web application server provides deployment and management of:
    • Java
    • Java Server Pages (JSP) technology
    • XML applications

    Scope

    WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard Edition:

    • Combines the control and portability of server-side business applications and XML with Java for the Web site for a comprehensive Java and XML-based Web Application platform

    • Expands and enhances its server capabilities for applications built to the XML and JSP specification

    • Integrates and connects to enterprise applications and systems

    • Enables powerful interactions with:
      • Enterprise databases
      • Transaction systems
      • Applications

    • Focuses on extensive performance, scaling, and security control improvements to its premium implementation of a XML, Servlet, and JSP server

    • A strong cross-platform, Java-based Web application platform supports deployment of e-business applications and components for transactions, enterprise system access, and dynamic content generation, including:

      • JavaBeans components

      • Java servlets

      • JSP technology

      • XML

    • Includes restricted usage of technology from DB2 Universal Database V5.2 Fixpak 10. For a more robust function, WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard Edition also supports DB2 Universal Database V6.1 Fixpak 1. Customers wishing to upgrade to unrestricted usage of either may do so. For more information refer to Programming Announcement letter ZP99-0506 dated September 21, 1999.

    XML Management

    WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard Edition integrates a host of new XML/XSL features to enable sites to take advantage of the latest technology to define and share data, while allowing data to be separated from its presentation. These updates include:

    • An XML parser utilizing the latest W3 XML 1.0 , DOM 1.0 and SAX 1.0 recommendations

    • W3 namespaces recommending a DTD library for local validation

    • A new, enhanced XSL processor

    Also included are tools that enable sites to tailor data to specific devices including initial support for the Wireless Markup Language.

    JSP Enhancements

    Included is full support for levels .91 and 1.0 of the JSP specification. Two additional tags including a Query Tag for rapid building of a database connection and a Connection Tag for building and maintaining stateful connections will increase Web site builders productivity without having to have the team write code, but simply use tags similar to what they do to build a page in HTML today.

    Deployment Management

    The administrative client that helps create and deploy servlets, JSP, and JavaBeans components has been completely overhauled to focus on ease-of-use and greater flexibility and control of the execution and monitoring of these e-business applications.

    Security Management

    Security controls and application access protection are significantly enhanced with V3. The secure access control lists can be established at a much more granular level than in the past. In addition to setting up security at the user and group levels, control and policies can be established for specific calls or methods within the applications themselves. Greater depth of control and protection is available within the server deployment environments. Support is also provided for LDAP-based user registries.

    Site Analysis

    A package of site-usage and analysis tools is included with V3. 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
    • Financially beneficial

    The new server contains the analyzers that can transform the raw server log data into valuable information which is stored in 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 specific time and/or time intervals, as well as may schedule generating and publishing of the results as static or dynamic HTML reports. The progress status is broadcasted to the interested clients and displayed as appropriate and necessary. Once the analysis is completed, you can generate customized reports or visualize the data immediately through the client. The system comes with many predefined ready-to-use reports samples. General features include:

    • Detailed analysis of Web site content integrity, site performance, and usage statistics

    • Flexible client/server architecture supporting a team environment

    • A database for scaleability and trending with historical data

    • Flexibility to customize and configure to suit end-user environments

    • Remote administration and report capabilities via the client

    HTTP Server

    A function-rich IBM HTTP server (based on technology from the Apache HTTP Server) with additional security enhancements, performance enhancements, and new for V3.0:

    • A powerful remote GUI for administration

    • A SNMP module

    • AFPA fast caching for AIX-Allowing for up to 40% improvement in server performance on AIX

    • "On-the-fly" language translation of Web Pages from English into Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and German.

    In addition to the enhancements described above as part of WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard Edition includes the following features as part of its Web deployment environment:

    • Full support for Java across multiple operating platforms

    • Dynamic database access via database pooling for databases with JDBC access including DB2, Oracle, and SQL Server

    • Automatic session and state management via the Java Servlet 2.1 API

    • Support for dynamic Web content generation, including usage of JSP components, Java servlets, and JavaBeans components within a common runtime environment

    • 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.

    • XML DTD library for local validation

    • Easy-to-use application deployment management and control

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

    • Enhanced administration for application deployment and server administration

    Related Information

    This product includes software developed by the Apache Group for use in the Apache HTTP server project. For details, visit the following Web site:

    http://www.apache.org/

    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. This product also includes portions of DB2 Universal Database. Customers are authorized to install and use these components only in association with their licensed use of the Site Analyzer component of this product 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 Site Analyzer component of this product. Information about IBM's DB2 product family is available at the following Web site:

    http://www.software.ibm.com/data/db2/

    The deployment environment of WebSphere plugs into the following Web servers:

    • Apache Server Version 1.3.6 for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX

    • Netscape Enterprise Server V3.51 and later for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX

    • Microsoft Internet Information Server Version 4.0

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

    • IBM HTTP Server V1.3.6 for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX

    • Lotus Domino Application Server Release 5 for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX

    To make development and testing of applications easier, you can download a development copy of the Java servlet engine from:

    http://www.software.ibm.com/webservers

    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.

    Euro Currency

    This program is not impacted by euro currency.


    Statement of General Direction

    IBM intends to provide National Language Support for WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard and Advanced Editions, for AIX and Windows NT in 1999.

    This statement of direction is based on IBM's current intentions and development plans, which are subject to change or withdrawal without prior notice.


    Program Number

    Program                           Program
    Name                              Number
    -----------------------------     ---------
     
    IBM WebSphere Application         5648-C83
    Server V3.0, Standard Edition
    

    Supplemental Information

    Publications

    A printed copy of the Getting Started document is shipped with the product. The remainder of the product documentation is available on the product CD-ROM in HTML format. The documentation includes the Documentation Center and Help for the WebSphere Administrative Consol. For optimal viewing of this documentation users need a Web browser that supports HTLL 4 and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

    Unlicensed Publications in softcopy displayable will be available as part of the Online Book Library Offering (5636-PUB) WebSphere collection kit.


    Technical Information

    Specified Operating Environment

    Hardware Requirements 

    For Windows NT

    • Any Intel-based PC running Windows NT Server V4.0

    • Java Development Kit 1.1.7b

    • 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 V2.6 at the latest available maintenance level

    • Java Development Kit 1.1.7b

    • 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

    • RS/6000 or RS/6000 SP running AIX V4.3.2, or later

    • Java Development Kit 1.1.6

    • 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 1.1.7b

    • A Web browser that supports HTML 4 and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)

    For Sun Solaris

    • Sun Solaris V2.6 at the latest available maintenance level

    • Java Development Kit 1.1.7b

    • A Web browser that supports HTML 4 and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)

    For AIX

    • AIX V4.3.2, or later (5765-C34, 5765-655)

    • Java Development Kit 1.1.6

    • A Web browser that supports HTML 4 and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)

    Planning Information

    Packaging

    WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard 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
    • Three CD-ROM's which contain the program code and the product documentation

    Security, Auditability and Control

    WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard 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 V3.0, Standard Edition is a stand-alone product with one charge unit - installs. It is available in units of 1.

    Program Packages 

                                                              Part
    Program Name/Description                                  Number
    -------------------------                                 -------
    Not for shipment to France until approved for import
    International Encryption Edition English Only
     
    IBM WebSphere Application                                 41L0636
    Server V3.0, Standard Edition
     - CD-ROM
     
    IBM WebSphere Application                                 41L0638
    Server V3.0, Standard Edition
     -1 Install
    

    Passport Advantage 

    IBM WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard Edition
                                                              Part
    Program Name/Description                                  Number
    -------------------------------------------------------   -------
    WebSphere Applicaion Server V3.0 Std. 56b Md Pk           BA7U2IE
    

    Consult your IBM Marketing Representative or refer to the "How to Buy" section for your country at http://www.lotus.com/home.nsf/welcome/passport.

    This product can only be ordered by part numbers. The preferred customer ordering route is via remarketers.

    A 128 bit "Strong Encryption" version is available to customers that are eligible under US Export Regulations. These versions are not available through remarketers. For more information, consult your IBM Marketing Representative.

    Upgrades

    WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard Edition is available at an upgrade price for those customers currently licensed for the following qualifying programs: 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.

    Existing Customers of IBM WebSphere Application Server - Std Version(s) 2.0 Program Number 5648-B82, IBM WebSphere Application Server Version(s) 1.1 Program Number 5639-F28, IBM WebSphere Application Server Version(s) 1.0 Program Number 5639-F28, can obtain the upgrade to IBM WebSphere Application Server Standard Edition Version 3.0 by ordering the following codes:

                                                              Part
    Program Name/Description                                  Number
    -------------------------                                 -------
    Not for shipment to France until approved for import
    International Encryption Edition English Only
     
    IBM WebSphere Application                                 41L0639
    Server V3.0, Standard Edition
    Upgrade from
    IBM WebSphere Application
    Server V1.0, V1.1, and V2.0
    Standard - CD-ROM
     
    IBM WebSphere Application                                 41L0640
    Server V3.0, Standard Edition
    Upgrade from
    IBM WebSphere Application
    Server V1.0, V1.1, and V2.0
    Standard - 1 Install
    
    Customers should use the Program Upgrade Order Form which is available from their IBM Marketing Representative.

    Customer Financing

    IBM Global Financing is the organization which can offer to our Customers and Business Partners the adequate solution for financing their IT projects. IBM Global Financing offerings apply to this announcement. Rates, terms and availability may vary by country. Please contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. The list of country organizations is available on the web at: http://www.financing.ibm.com.


    Professional & Technical Services

    Please contact your IBM Marketing Representative for the list of selected Services available in your Country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation and/or integration of this product.

    Charges, Terms & Conditions

    Consult your IBM Marketing Representative for the following applicable charges:

    • One-Time Charge

    • Version Upgrade Charge is available for the following version upgrade paths:
        From                                To
    	Program 	Title                   	Program 	Title
    	Number  	                        	Number
    

    5648-B82 WebSph App Svr Std v2 5648-C83 WebSph App Svr Std v3 5639-F28 WebSph App Svr v1.1 5648-C83 WebSph App Svr Std v3 5639-F28 WebSph App Svr v1.0 5648-C83 WebSph App Svr Std v3

    Terms and Conditions

    This Program is subject to the provisions of the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), a copy of which is contained in the program package.

    Usage License

    Any usage exceeding the restrictions specified above requires a separate License and/or payment of further charges.

    License Information

    This section should be read in conjunction with the following two sections on Warranty and Program Services.

    These are the additional terms referred to in the International Program License Agreement (IPLA).

    This License is for IBM WebSphere Application Server Standard Edition Version 3.0

    Your Proof of Entitlement document from IBM will identify the feature purchased.

    Warranty

    IBM standard warranty of media. Warranty period 3 months (or the period required by local legislation, if greater).

    Program Services

    Central Service through mail or fax will be provided by IBM until December 31, 2001.

    Additional fee support will be provided through the IBM Support Line and Country specific service offerings. Please contact IBM for further information on what is available in your Country.

    This program will be subject to the terms of the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) contained in the program package, and not to the Agreement for IBM Licensed Programs.

    This Statement is complementary to the IBM IPLA contained in this package:

    Program Name: IBM WebSphere Application Server Standard Edition, v3.0
    Program Number: 5648-C83
    Service End Date: December 31, 2001
    

    For program defect related problems, the following procedure for assistance in problem identification is applicable:

    • Contact your remarketer or distributor or, alternatively
    • Mail or fax the written problem description to IBM.
    IBM will reply in writing with information about correction, bypass or restriction with the intent to make the program perform according to its specifications, or, if there are none, to its principles of operation.

    Customer information needed when submitting a problem:

    • Address and contact name
    • Current maintenance/Corrective Service Diskette (CSD) level
    • Problem Description (typed, not hand written)
    Additional information on customer reported problems can be obtained from your remarketer/distributor or IBM.

    Passport Advantage applies

    Yes

    Passport Advantage Subscription applies

    Yes

    Upgrades

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

    AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection applies

    No

    Entitled Upgrade Protection Licensees

    No

    AS/400 Software Subscription applies

    No

    Volume Orders

    Yes, contact your IBM representative

    Educational Allowance

    Educational Allowance applies.

    Education Software Allowance Program is not applicable.


    Announcement Countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries except: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Montenegro, Serbia, Sudan, and Syria


    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from the same IBM announcement letters database.

    This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, please contact your IBM Representative or IBM Business Partner as appropriate.

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