National Language Support for Windows NT and AIX Now Avaiable with IBM WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition

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Table of Contents

IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP99-0595 dated November 16, 1999.

  • Title
  • Overview
  • Key Prerequisites
  • At a Glance
  • Description
  • Scope
  • Performance and Scalability
  • Transaction Management
  • Deployment Management
  • Protocol and Application Adapter Support
  • Security Management
  • Site Analysis
  • Related Information
  • Year 2000
  • Euro Currency
  • Program Number
  • Availability of National Languages
  • Supplemental Information
  • Offering Information
  • Publications
  • Technical Information
  • Specified Operating Environment
  • Planning Information
  • Security, Auditability and Control
  • Ordering Information
  • Customer Financing
  • Professional & Technical Services
  • Charges, Terms & Conditions
  • Charges
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Announcement Countries

  • IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP99-0595 dated November 16, 1999.


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


    Title

    National Language Support for Windows NT and AIX Now Available with IBM WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition

    Overview

    WebSphere Application Server Version 3.0.1 (V3.0.1), Advanced Edition adds National Language Support for Windows NT and AIX to V3.0. In addition, as with Version 3.0, this product:

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

    • Is a portable, Java-based Web application deployment platform that supports and executes:
      • Java servlets
      • JavaBeans components
      • Java Server Pages (JSP) technology
      • Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) components

    • Interacts with enterprise databases, transaction processing systems, and other applications for dynamic Web content

    • Builds on the Standard Edition for portability and control of server-side business applications along with Enterprise JavaBeans components that offer a comprehensive Java-based Web application platform

    • Extends platform value and versatility with:

      • Complete Java and Enterprise Java support, including a server for applications built to the EJB specification

      • The focus on medium- to high-level transactional environments used in conjunction with dynamic Web content generation and Web-initiated transactions

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

      • Performance and scaling attributes to support bean-managed and container-managed persistence for entity beans and session beans with transaction management and monitoring

      • Container management and persistent storage within a transactional environment for Servlets and Enterprise JavaBeans components

      • 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

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

    At a Glance

    WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition adds National Language Support for Windows NT and AIX to these features previously included with Version 3.0:

    • Improved deployment of Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) technology, Java servlets, and Java Server Pages (JSP) technology
    • 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 Web site content and usage analyzers and reporting tools

    Planned Availability Date  November 1999 for Program Package
    

    Availability in France of this product including encryption algorithms is subject to French government approval.

    See the complete letter for National Language Availability.


    Description

    WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition with National Language Support for Windows NT and AIX can manage and integrate enterprise-wide applications while effectively working with open Java-based technologies and APIs.

    This Web application server deploys and manages of Java and Enterprise JavaBeans applications.

    Scope

    In adition to adding National Language Support for Windows NT and AIX, WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition contains the following features and functions previously included with V3.0:

    • Combines server-side business applications with a Java-based Web Application platform.

    • Expands and enhances the server capabilities for applications built to the EJB specification.

    • Deploys and manages Java "bean" components for robust implementation, supporting and using portable, open Java technologies and APIs.

    • Provides greater interoperability with CORBA.

    • Integrates and connects to enterprise applications and systems.

    • Enables powerful interactions with enterprise databases, transaction systems, and applications.

    • Focuses on extensive performance, scaling, and security control improvements to its premium and complete implementation of an EJB server.

    • Provides 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:
      • EJB components
      • JavaBeans components
      • Java servlets
      • JSP technology

    • Includes restricted usage of technology from DB2 Universal Database V5.2 Fixpak 10. For a more robust function, WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced 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.

    Performance and Scalability

    This version (V3.0 and later) improves performance and scalability across the deployment environment by including:

    • Load balancing
    • Application partitioning
    • Workload management

    EJB components enhance and add "container" deployment environment services for Servlets, and EJB and JSP components. The improved transaction management can execute specific applications as well as deploying and executing across multiple applications and components accordingly, optimized for object management and performance.

    Transaction Management

    WebSphere's EJB server monitors and controls containers used within the server. Implemented are the same improvements included in Version 3.0:

    • Enhanced Java transaction service support within the EJB server

    • Better interoperability

    • A major rewrite of the deployment environment

    The two "engines," one for deploying Servlets and JavaBeans components and the other for deploying EJB components, are now merged into a single, robust server engine that improves:

    • Control
    • Performance
    • Flexibility
    • Serviceability

    Persistent storage for transactional EJB components now includes support for Oracle, which can be swapped in and used with or instead of the DB2 Universal Database server that is distributed as part of WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition.

    Deployment Management

    The administrative client which helps easily deploy and manage Servlets, and EJB, JSP, and JavaBean components has been completely overhauled from versions prior to V3.0 to focus on ease-of-use and greater flexibility and control in the execution and monitoring of these e-business applications.

    Protocol and Application Adapter Support

    Versions 3.0 and 3.0.1 provide the same enhanced protocol and API support integral to:

    • Dynamic content access
    • Generation
    • Presentation applications deployment

    Integration of an enhanced Java-based Object Request Broker within the EJB server enhances:

    • Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP) support

    • True Remote Method Invocation (RMI) over IIOP support for improved object-oriented connections to:
      • CORBA-compliant objects
      • ORBs
      • Applications

    Enhanced Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API support, included with WebSphere's Connection Manager component, supports more flexible and robust connectivity to remote relational database systems.

    Security Management

    Security controls and application access protection are significantly enhanced with V3.0 or later. The secure access control lists can be established at a much more granular level than in the past. Set up security at the user and group levels. Control and policies can be established for specific calls or methods within the applications. Greater depth of control and protection is available within the server deployment environments. You canto leverage user information being held in directories. WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition now has first-class support for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)-based user registries including:

    • Lotus Domino
    • SecureWay Directory Server
    • Netscape Directory Server

    Site Analysis

    The same package of site usage and analysis tools included with V3.0 is included with V3.0.1. Site analysis focuses on developing basic traffic measurement functions while allowing you to gauge traffic volume (hits, visits), to identify traffic sources (domains, subdomains, referrers), and to manage site integrity (link verification, site conformance). You can enhance and improve the Web site content and performance, making Web sites more:

    • Enticing
    • Informative
    • Financially beneficial

    The new server can transform raw server log data into valuable information to be stored in the provided UDB DB2 database. The client provides administrative, visualizing, and report-generating functions. From the client, you can schedule analysis tasks to run at specific time and/or time intervals, as well as schedule generating and publishing of the results as static or dynamic HTML reports. Broadcast to interested clients and display as appropriate. After analysis, you can generate customized reports or view the data immediately through the client. The system comes with many predefined ready-to-use report 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 used to provide scaleability and trending with historical data

    • A configuration that can be customized by the end user

    • Remote administration and report capabilities via the client

    In addition to the significant enhancements described above as part of both Versions 3.0 and 3.0.1, WebSphere Application Server contains these features as part of its Web deployment environment:

    • Full support for Java across multiple operating platforms

    • Easy-to-use application deployment management and control support for dynamic Web content generation, including usage of Java Servlets, JSP, and JavaBean components within a common runtime environment

    • A function-rich IBM HTTP server (based on technology from the Apache HTTP Server) with additional security enhancements, performance enhancements, and machine translation features

    • Services and support via both 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

    • eXtended Markup Langusage (XML) Document Structure Services which enable e-business applications that interchange data via XML to parse, generate, manipulate, and validate XML and XSL-based content

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

    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 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 IBM 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, and later, for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX

    • Netscape Enterprise Server Version 3.5.1, 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 of applications easier and more cost-effective, a development copy of the primary component (Java application engine) can be downloaded from the following WebSphere product Web site:

    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.


    Program Number

    Program                           Program
    Name                              Number
    -----------------------------     ---------
    IBM WebSphere Application         5648-C84
    Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition
    

    Availability of National Languages

    International Encryption Edition with NLS for Windows NT and AIX
     
       Description                Availability Date    Languages
    ------------------            -----------------    ---------
    IBM WebSphere                       11/99          Spanish
    Application Server                                 Italian
    V3.0.1, Advanced                                   Germann
    Edition - CD-ROM                                   French
                                                       English
     
    The following languages are included on the CD-ROM:  Spanish, Italian,
    German, French, English, Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese,
    Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean.
    

    Supplemental Information


    Offering Information

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

    http://www.ibm.com/wwoi


    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 HTML 4 Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.


    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 75 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 75 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 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 CSS

    Limitations

    WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition National Language Support is for the Windows NT and AIX platforms only.

    Planning Information

    Packaging

    WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition is shipped in one package that contains the following:

    • IBM International Program License Agreement
    • Service and Support Information Sheet
    • License information (LI)
    • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
    • Hardcopy getting started instructions
    • Four CD-ROMs which contain the program code and the product documentation.

    Security, Auditability and Control

    WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced 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

    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" English language 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.

    WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition 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 V3.0.1, Advanced Edition is available at an upgrade price for those customers currently licensed for the following qualifying programs: IBM WebSphere Application Server V1.0, V1.1, and V2.0, V3.0, and V3.0.1 Standard Edition, and V2.0, Advanced Edition. Upgrades can be acquired up to the current level of use authorized for the qualifying programs.

    The price of WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition is based on the number of Processors in the system or node executing all or any part of the WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition application. In the case of a symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) system, the customer must also acquire the "1 Processor Entitlement" feature.

    The following examples illustrate the pricing methodology:

    1. Two 4-way SMPs, whether stand-alone systems or nodes in a larger system, would require the WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition "Processor Program Package", and seven "1 Processor Entitlement" features.

    2. Upgrade from WebSphere Application Server V2, Advanced Edition on a 4-way SMP would require the WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition "Processor Program Package Upgrade" and 3 WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition "1 Processor Upgrade Entitlement" features.

    3. Upgrades from WebSphere Application Server V2, Advanced Edition 1-Install, require a WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition "1 Processor Upgrade Entitlement" feature.

    Product Offerings

    International Encryption Edition with NLS for Windows NT and AIX

    Not for shipment to France until approved for import

    Program Packages

                                                              Part
    Program Name/Description                                  Number
    -------------------------                                 -------
    IBM WebSphere Application
    Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition
    Processor Program Package
      English                                                 11K6951
      French                                                  0772407
      German                                                  0772408
      Italian                                                 0772409
      Spanish                                                 0772410
    

    Use Packs
    IBM WebSphere Application
    Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition
     - 1 Processor Entitlement                                11K6962
    

    Upgrade Packages
                                                              Part
    Program Name/Description                                  Number
    -------------------------                                 -------
    IBM WebSphere Application
    Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition
    Upgrade from IBM WebSphere Application
    Server V2.0, Advanced Edition
    Processor Program Package
      English                                                 41L2387
      French                                                  0780860
      German                                                  0780867
      Italian                                                 0780869
      Spanish                                                 0780871
     
    IBM WebSphere Application
    Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition
    Upgrade from IBM WebSphere Application
    Server Standard Edition,
    V1.0, V1.1, V2.0, V3.0, V3.0.1
    Processor Program Package
      English                                                 11K6960
      French                                                  0780866
      German                                                  0780868
      Italian                                                 0780870
      Spanish                                                 0780872
    

    Upgrade Use Packs

    IBM WebSphere Application
    Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition
    Upgrade from IBM WebSphere Application
    Server V2.0, Advanced Edition
    1 Processor Upgrade Entitlement                           41L2388
     
    IBM WebSphere Application
    Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition
    Upgrade from IBM WebSphere Application
    Server Standard Edition,
    V1.0, V1.1, V2.0, V3.0, V3.0.1
    1 Processor Upgrade Entitlement                           11K6963
    

    Passport Advantage
     
    IBM WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1, Advanced Edition
                                                              Part
    Program Name/Description                                  Number
    -------------------------------------------------------   -------
    WebSphere Application Server V3.0.1 Adv. 56b Processor Pr BA6S4IE
    Pkg Md Pk
    

    Customer Financing

    IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government Customers and Business Partners to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings, rates, terms and availability can vary by country. Contact your local Global Financing organization. Country contacts are on the Web at: http://www.financing.ibm.com.


    Professional & Technical Services

    Please contact your IBM 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

    Charges

    For all local pricing information, contact your IBM Representative.

    Consult your IBM Representative for the following applicable charge(s):

    • One Time charge
    • One Time upgrade charge
    Passport Advantage

    Note: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM Lotus representative or authorized IBM Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage URL: http://www.lotus.com/passportadvantage Statements made in this announcement regarding Year 2000 are "Year 2000 Readiness Disclosures" under the Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act of 1998, a U.S. statute enacted on October 19, 1998.

    Terms and Conditions

    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 v3.0.1 Advanced Edition, Program Number: 5648-C84

    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).

    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

    Program Services

    Available until January 31, 2001

    Central Service through mail or fax will be provided by IBM until January 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 v3.0.1 Advanced Edition
    • Program Number: 5648-C84
    • Service End Date: January 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.

    Volume Orders

    Yes, contact your IBM representative

    Educational Allowance

    Educational Allowance is not applicable.

    Special prices are available through the Passport Advantage Academic VPO.

    Education Software Allowance Program is not applicable.


    Announcement Countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries except: Afghanistan, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, (Serbia and Montenegro), Iran, Iraq, Libya, 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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