WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 delivers innovations in user experience combined with service integration to API managementIBM United States Software Announcement 214-095
April 8, 2014
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|At a glance|
WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository V8.5 delivers:
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository helps to maximize the value and usage of your service-oriented architecture (SOA).
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WebSphere Service Registry and Repository delivers the following new features and benefits:
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WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 delivers a faster and more simplified user interface, which is self-contained within WebSphere Service Registry and Repository It adds support for the Google Chrome browser and the latest Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer browser releases. Usability enhancements enabled proactive consumer notification upon service change and provided additional filter and download options. Support for IIB WLM policy specification and management for usage with IIB objects modeled in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (for example, services and workflows) was added. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository helps to maximize and the value and usage of your SOA. This solution enables you to publish, find, enrich, manage, and govern services and policies in your SOA.
An SOA is the next, evolutionary step to help IT organizations meet their increasingly complex challenges. SOA has the potential to drive business flexibility, performance, and innovation by better aligning your information technologies to your business objectives. Maximizing this potential depends on how well you govern the services in your SOA throughout the lifecycle. It also depends on the ability to measure your success.
Store, access, and manage information to support a successful SOA. Then report on the success. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 delivers management and governance capabilities that allow you to get the most business value from your SOA with the ability to measure success. It facilitates storing, accessing, and managing service information, called service metadata, along with service consumer information to easily select, invoke, govern, reuse, and report your services. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository has tight integration with IBM SOA Foundation, an integrated, open standards-based set of software, best practices, and patterns for SOA.
Publish, find, enrich, manage, and govern
The publish and find capabilities of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository promote service reuse in SOA projects by allowing greater visibility of and easier access to existing services. The service discovery engine discovers services on WebSphere Application Server and other application server platforms, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, and Microsoft.Net platforms, providing an accurate record of deployed services in your SOA. (Refer to the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Information Center for the full list of supported platforms).
Faceted search offers a natural and user-friendly way to find services by allowing you to progressively refine search results with attributes, document types, and classification. In addition, full-text search capability is available to search both metadata and the contents of documents stored in the system.
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository helps in quickly creating or modifying business processes using existing services. A powerful query mechanism allows you to search and find the services that best fit the requirements of a given process.
The enrich capability enables dynamic and efficient access to services information by both runtime applications and processes that facilitate better connectivity and efficiency. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository increases runtime flexibility of applications via an enterprise service bus (ESB) by enabling selection of services and enforcement of SLA policy that is based on service metadata
Optimize service usage
The manage capability enables management of service metadata, service interactions, service dependencies, and service redundancies. You can classify services that are based on business objectives, manage policies for service usage, and monitor how services are changed and versioned. Also, you can link related documents (such as, PDF files) to service metadata. This capability helps you optimize the use of services in an SOA by exchanging rich service metadata with runtime monitoring tools and operational data stores.
Enable SOA governance
Enables SOA governance in the service lifecycle by through:
Enable SOA policy management
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository enables policy management across the lifecycle that spans all domains of policy. Better policy management with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository gives you the ability to track and govern your runtime policies while establishing contractual and enforceable relationships between various run-time policies and associated services. It allows you to consistently enforce the most current policies in your SOA. These policies are discovered and interpreted dynamically during run time.
By helping to ensure that your contractual obligations are strictly followed, you will benefit by mitigating the risk of lost revenue and customer dissatisfaction, and achieve higher levels of service quality and responsiveness.
Federate with other SOA repositories
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository federates with other SOA repositories to enable governance and management of the complete service lifecycle. At the model and assemble phases, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository is complemented by repositories that specialize in managing SOA development artifacts. In the deploy phase and manage phase, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository can work with configuration management databases to acquire and manage operational details of your IT infrastructure. Integration with IBM Tivoli® Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) provides governance and impact analysis capabilities across services and the underlying infrastructure.
Synchronization with Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) registries allows entries created via a UDDI V3-capable product to be synchronized with entries in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. Web Services Description Language document entries (that were created in UDDI following Best Practice: "Using Web Services Description language in a UDDI Registry" or Technical Note: "Using Web Services Description Language in a UDDI Registry, V2.0.2") can be mapped, created, and maintained by including their metadata.
Policy documents stored in UDDI can also be mapped in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. The support is bidirectional. This means that documents created in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository can be mapped into UDDI conversely.
Enable governance and lifecycle management of high-value applications
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository helps your high-value applications to participate fully in enterprise SOA. Service-enabled applications from WebSphere MQ and CICS® can be published in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. This enables you to reuse, classify, describe, and govern these services like any other service in your SOA.
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository can be a critical deployment component of SOA projects because it lets you:
Play a vital role in IBM SOA Foundation
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository plays a major role in the SOA lifecycle.
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at
Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act
Features of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 that support use by people with disabilities include:
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WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 is a leading SOA governance product. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository is the product in the WebSphere portfolio, which provides service design time and run-time governance of services and other objects. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository integrates with IBM and third-party middleware products. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository enables your organization to publish, find, enrich, manage, and govern the services in the SOA for both design time governance and run-time governance.
Design time governance
Publish and Find of services or other objects are the table stakes of a good SOA design time governance tool. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository deals with Publish and Find as a pair, as they are so closely related. The objective for these capabilities is to encourage socialization of service assets and their associated metadata. During the model and assemble phases of the service life cycle, one would use WebSphere Service Registry and Repository to publish service information and govern the lifecycle transition of services.
Service information is published to the repository and metadata is used to locate services. Consumer relationships with provider services or other relationships between services or objects is recorded and used for impact analysis. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository provides a variety of rich find capabilities to allow location of candidate service, as well as design time governance policies that govern the interactions. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository is also used to publish and govern service metadata about emerging, to-be-deployed services in the service lifecycle.
For runtime, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository functions as a centralized metadata repository for access of metadata at runtime and a Policy Administration Point (PAP) that authors and manages policy to be applied to service, workflows, or other object. Policy and metadata may be used by the middleware that functions as a Policy Enforcement Point (PEP). WebSphere Service Registry and Repository manages policies that are associated with services, so that you can deploy and enforce these policies at service runtime.
SOA runtime management and resilience within the SOA is enhanced by sharing the service metadata that exists in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository with operational data stores. It allows management and monitoring dashboards to present a more comprehensive view of the managed service environment.
Any metadata or policy information is available to be accessed from WebSphere Service Registry and Repository by a set of APIs. Therefore, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository serves as a centralized metadata repository, and can be used by any IBM or third-party software.
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository works with WebSphere DataPower® at runtime as a gateway in the DMZ or a lightweight enterprise service bus (ESB) in the trusted zone. This appliance is a firmware-based solution for security enforcement, policy enforcement, and XML accelerator. WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 is a lightweight, purpose-built hardware platform that provides rapid cloud and mobile services deployments, governance and integration. It also serves as a security gateway. WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45:
WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 is a non-disruptive network device that provides common message transformation, integration, and routing functions on a single platform. It is a purpose-built, hardware device that is easier-to-deploy, highly scalable and helps reduce IT complexity, lower operational costs, and improve performance. WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 delivers the following capabilities:
Both WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 and WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 are available as Virtual Editions that run on general purpose hardware. Virtual Edition provides the same feature-rich capabilities as the corresponding physical appliances with added deployment flexibility for both production and non-production environments. It also offers seamless configuration migration between DataPower virtual and physical appliances and includes an embedded, optimized DataPower operating system.
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository provides run-time governance with IIB. IIB Advanced, formerly known as WebSphere Message Broker is an ESB that provides connectivity and universal data transformation for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and non-SOA environments. Now businesses of any size can eliminate point-to-point connections and batch processing regardless of platform, protocol or data format. With IIB, you can:
From a strictly governance perspective, an ESB provides a single point of contact for monitoring some service internal metrics, such as the number and scope of data mediations, and the ability to route to service endpoints depending on operational metadata.
Tivoli Composite Application Manager for SOA Platform (ITCAM) is integrated software for SOA management for services, applications and middleware. It combines in-depth services management with the management of WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere MQ and Message Server environments, and monitoring of virtual servers and operating systems. You gain the information you need to meet the demanding service levels required of SOA-based applications.
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository is the PAP for monitoring policies that are automatically downloaded to ITCAM and converted to situation policies. This allows the user to monitor metrics such as service response time over a five minute or longer period of time.
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|Statement of direction|
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 (5724-N72) and WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 for z/OS® (5655-WBS) will be the final releases that provide support for the WebSphere Process Server Approval function. This function provides for the coordination of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository governance object approval with Process Server interaction with human agents to inform them of the change and ask for their approval.
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Program Program number VRM name 5724-N72 8.5.0 WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
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Specified operating environment
Linux on x86
Linux on x86-64
Linux on IBM Power Systems
Linux on IBM System z®
Sun Solaris SPARC
Microsoft Windows (supported with 32-bit WebSphere Application Server)
Microsoft Windows (supported with 64-bit WebSphere Application Server)
Any hardware that is explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software, and any associated applications unmodified. The responsibility to provide a statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider (if not IBM).
Operating system support
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 126.96.36.199 and available fix packs
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The WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 has the following media packs:
Entitled maintenance Media packs description Part offerings description number IBM WebSphere Service WebSphere Service Registry BA17WML Registry and Repository and Repository V8.5 per Processor Value Unit Multiplatform Media Pk for Linux on z Multilingual WebSphere Service Registry WS Service Registry and BA17WML and Repository per Repository V8.5 Processor Value Unit Multiplatform Media Pk Multilingual
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WebSphere Service Registry and Repository 5724-N72
Product category: WebSphere Application
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Program Description Product ID IBM WebSphere Service Registry 5724-N72 and Repository V8.5 Part Part Description number WebSphere Service Registry and Repository WS Service Registry and Repository per Proc Value Unit E02YFLL Annual SW S&S Renewal WS Service Registry and Repository per Proc Value Unit D59D4LL Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo WS Svc Registry and Repository per Proc Value Unit SW D59D5LL S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
Passport Advantage trade-up
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
You must have previously acquired a license for the following precursor product to be eligible to acquire an equivalent license of the trade-up product.
Trade-up Trade-up Precursor product product part number WebSphere Service WS Svc Reg Proc Value Unit D03PULL Registry and Repository from Qualified Comp Trdup Qualified Competitor Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
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Part Program Description number WebSphere Service Registry and Repository WS Service Reg and Rep zLinux per Proc Value Unit E03P8LL Annual SW S&S Rnwl WS Service Reg and Rep zLinux per Proc Value Unit Lic + D60RPLL SW S&S 12 Mo WS Service Reg and Rep zLinux per Proc Value Unit SW D60RRLL S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
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PID Charge unit Program name Number description WebSphere Service Registry 5724-N72 Per Processor Value Unit and Repository
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Part Program name/Description number WebSphere Service Registry BA0X8ML and Repository
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