IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-215
July 5, 2000

IBM WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Advanced Edition for Linux — Expanded Support to Include Red Hat Linux Platform

 ENUS200-215.PDF (32KB)

At a Glance

WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Advanced Edition for Linux features include:

  • Combined with other platform versions of the product, a cross-platform (combined with other platform versions of this product) robust, high-performance deployment environment
  • A rich set of e-business application services for connectivity, security, and integration
  • A transactional e-business environment built for flexibility and openness using Java technologies

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

Manage and integrate enterprise-wide applications while leveraging open Java™-based technologies and APIs. This Web application server deploys and manages Java applications and Enterprise JavaBeans components. WebSphere™ Application Server V3.0, Advanced Edition for Linux expands its platform support now with Red Hat Linux and leverages the powerful, reliable, and leading-edge Linux operating platform.

WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition V3.0 confirms its strong reputation as an integral product in the IBM e-business platform and the WebSphere software family.

Key Prerequisites

  • A Web browser that supports HTML4
  • Java Development Kit 1.1.8
  • Red Hat 6.2 (kernel level 2.2.12 and higher)

Availability Date

July 5, 2000, English

Description

The rich capabilities, function, and services from the WebSphere V3.0 product have been ported over to the emerging Linux platform in order to leverage the reliability, performance, and scalability characteristics of Linux and Red Hat software.

Platform Support

Consistent function and capabilities are provided across all of the platforms supported by WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition. V3.0 expands the list of platforms now with the inclusion of Red Hat Linux 6.2, adding to a comprehensive cross-platform (combined with other platform versions of this product) structure. WebSphere leverages DB2® for Linux which is shipped with the product and used for container-managed persistent storage. Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.1.8 for Linux is used as a Java Virtual Machine base within the run-time environments.

V3 Capabilities

All functionality found in WebSphere V3.0 on other current platforms and enhancements to V3.0 for usability and documentation have been preserved and expanded for the Linux operating platform. An important aspect of WebSphere — being core to the foundation services the IBM e-business platform — is its integration capabilities with other leading products for a robust set of application solution offerings. For Linux, WebSphere continues to support associated products such as:

  • DB2 for Linux
  • Lotus® Domino™ for Linux

This new release, for the leading-edge Linux operating platform, provides a consistent, cross-platform e-business application deployment environment with a rich set of application services and implementations of leading-edge Java technologies and APIs. The product continues to provide:

  • A rich e-business application deployment environment with a complete set of application services for:
    • Transaction management
    • Security
    • Clustering
    • Performance
    • Availability
    • Connectivity
    • Scalability
  • Integration with IBM e-business application development environments provided by VisualAge® for Java Enterprise Edition and WebSphere Studio, while maintaining support of open Java standards and other third-party Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)
  • Consistent, cross-platform support for:
    • Windows™
    • Sun Solaris
    • HP-UX
    • AIX/6000®
    • OS/400®
    • Red Hat Linux
    • Caldera Linux
    • Novell Netware
  • Leading-edge implementations of the most up-to-date Java-based technologies and APIs
  • Comprehensive connectivity support for interacting with relational databases, object databases, transaction processing systems, MQSeries®-enabled applications, and hierarchical databases
  • A migration path to a more scalable and transactional environment from WebSphere Standard Edition with a superset of capabilities for a complete Java-based Web application platform
  • A 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 that 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
  • A rich eXtensible Markup Language (XML) parsing and configuration environment
  • Dynamic language translation of Web pages from English to other languages such as Chinese and German

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 September 30, 2001.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Trademarks

 
WebSphere is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2, MQSeries, VisualAge, AIX/6000, and OS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering Information

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

Publications

No publications are shipped with this program. An HTML version of the product documentation is available on the product CD-ROM. For optimal viewing of this documentation, users need a Web browser that supports Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Open Enterprise: The following key networking industry standards are supported by WebSphere™ Application Server V3.0, Advanced Edition for Linux:

  • TCP/IP
  • HTTP Version 1.1

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

  • An Intel®-based PC with a 166MHz processor running the supported versions of Linux
  • Netscape Navigator V4.07, or higher, or Microsoft™ Internet Explorer V5.0, or higher
  • Minimum 60 MB of free disk space for installation
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Minimum 256 MB of memory, 512 MB recommended

Software Requirements

  • TCP/IP and network interface support
  • Java™ Development Kit 1.1.8 (build 1999-12-21)
  • DB2® 6.1 with Fixpack 3
  • Red Hat Linux 6.2 (kernel level 2.2.12 and higher)

Planning Information

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by the AIX® SupportLine. This fee service enhances customers' productivity with voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. AIX SupportLine will help answer questions pertaining to usage, and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Packaging: WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Advanced Edition for Linux is shipped in one package that contains the following:

  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
  • Service and Support Information Sheet
  • License information (LI)
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • Hardcopy getting started instructions
  • One CD-ROM

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and LI, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, Auditability, and Control

WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Advanced Edition for Linux uses the security and auditability features of the respective operating system.

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, Advanced Edition for Linux is a server product with one charge unit — processors.

It is available in units of one. The "Processor Program Package" (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, Advanced Edition for Linux is available at an upgrade price for those customers currently licensed for the following qualifying programs: WebSphere Application Server V2.0, and V3.0 Standard 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, Advanced Edition for Linux is based on the number of processors in the system or node executing all or any part of the WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Advanced Edition for Linux application. In the case of a symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) system, the customer must also acquire the WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Advanced Edition for Linux "1 Processor Entitlement."

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, Advanced Edition "Processor Program Package," and seven "1 Processor Entitlements."
  2. Upgrade from WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Standard Edition on a 4-way SMP would require the WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Advanced Edition for Linux. "Processor Program Package Upgrade" and 3 WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Advanced Edition for Linux "1 Processor Upgrade Entitlements."
  3. Upgrades from WebSphere Application Server V2.0, Standard Edition 1-Install require a WebSphere Application Server V3.0, Advanced Edition for Linux "1 Processor Upgrade Entitlement."

                                                       Part
Program Name/Description                               Number
 
WebSphere Application                                  11K6797
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 128-bit
  encryption -- CD-ROM
 
WebSphere Application                                  11K6798
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 56-bit
  encryption -- CD-ROM
 
WebSphere Application                                  11K6800
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- 1 Processor
  Entitlement
 
WebSphere Application                                  11K6804
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 128-bit
  encryption -- Electronic
  Delivery
 
WebSphere Application                                  11K6806
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 128-bit encryption
  Upgrade from  WebSphere
  Application Server, V2.0
  Standard Edition for Linux --
  Electronic Delivery
 
WebSphere Application                                  11K6805
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 56-bit encryption --
  Electronic Delivery
 
WebSphere Application                                  11K6807
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 56-bit encryption
  Upgrade from  WebSphere
  Application Server, V2.0, V3.0
  Standard Edition for Linux --
  Electronic Delivery

                                                       Part
Program Name/Description                               Number
 
Upgrades
 
WebSphere Application                                  11K6801
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 128-bit encryption
  Upgrade from WebSphere
  Application Server, V2.0, V3.0
  Standard Edition for Linux
 
WebSphere Application                                  11K6802
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 56-bit encryption
  Upgrade from WebSphere
  Application Server, V2.0, V3.0
  Standard Edition for Linux
 
WebSphere Application                                  11K6803
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux Upgrade from IBM
  WebSphere Application Server,
  V2.0, V3.0 Standard Edition for
  Linux -- 1 Processor Entitlement

Passport Advantage

WebSphere Application Server V3.0,                     BA6JFNA
  Advanced Edition for Linux
  Media Pack 128-bit Version
  English
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.0,                     BA6JEIE
  Advanced Edition for Linux
  Media Pack 56-bit Version
  English

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

License Information Form Number: CT6CQML

Limited Warranty: Yes

Program Services: Available until September 30, 2001

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

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.

Usage Restriction: Yes

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 component of this product for the storage and management of data used or generated by WebSphere Application Server, 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 component of this product.

Support Line: Yes

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

AS/400® Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Not applicable

Charges

The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                        Part
Program Name/Description                Number       OTC(1)
 
WebSphere Application                   11K6797      $7,500
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 128-bit
  encryption -- CD-ROM
WebSphere Application                   11K6798       7,500
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 56-bit
  encryption -- CD-ROM
WebSphere Application                   11K6800       7,475
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- 1 Processor
  Entitlement
WebSphere Application                   11K6804       7,475
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 128-bit
  encryption -- Electronic
  Delivery
WebSphere Application                   11K6806       6,695
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 128-bit encryption
  Upgrade from WebSphere
  Application Server, V2.0
  Standard Edition for Linux --
  Electronic Delivery
WebSphere Application                   11K6805       7,475
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 56-bit encryption --
  Electronic Delivery
WebSphere Application                   11K6807       6,695
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 56-bit encryption
  Upgrade from  WebSphere
  Application Server, V2.0, V3.0
  Standard Edition for Linux --
  Electronic Delivery
 
                                        Part
Program Name/Description                Number       OTC(1)
 
Upgrades
 
WebSphere Application                   11K6801      $6,705
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 128-bit encryption
  Upgrade from  WebSphere
  Application Server, V2.0, V3.0
  Standard Edition for Linux
WebSphere Application                   11K6802       6,705
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux -- Processor Program
  Package with 56-bit encryption
  Upgrade from  WebSphere
  Application Server, V2.0, V3.0
  Standard Edition for Linux
WebSphere Application                   11K6803       6,695
  Server V3.0, Advanced Edition
  for Linux Upgrade from
  WebSphere Application Server,
  V2.0, V3.0 Standard Edition for
  Linux -- 1 Processor Entitlement
1
One-time charge

Contact your sales channel for Support Line pricing information.

Passport Advantage

Note: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM Lotus® representative or authorized Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site:

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

Order Now

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 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. YE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
WebSphere is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2, AIX, DB2 Universal Database, and AS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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