IBM i 7.1 enhancements enable robust cloud solutionsIBM Japan Software Announcement JP12-0036
April 24, 2012
|Table of contents|
(Corrected on May 10, 2012)
The Overview was revised to add information about the IBM i for Business Intelligence solution. The Description section was revised to remove the statement that the IBM Image Construction and Composition Tool now supports IBM i. A statement of direction was added, saying that the IBM Image Construction and Composition Tool is planned to support IBM i.
|At a glance|
The IBM® i 7.1 Technology update delivers the following:
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The IBM i 7.1 Technology update builds on the foundation established by the IBM i 7.1 release. It includes significant new function providing additional capabilities to our clients who are moving to cloud implementations. As with previous Technology updates, additional functions and features have been added to key IBM i technologies such as DB2 , DB2 WebQuery, and PowerHA .
IBM i 7.1 Technology updates:
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- Refer to the Technical information section for specific hardware and software prerequisites.
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|Planned availability date|
June 15, 2012
Temporary license keys for 5770-HAS will be available April 27, 2012.
IBM i Technology updates are available on May 18. The software requirement details can be found at
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IBM i base operating system enhancements
To learn more, visit the IBM i Technology Updates wiki on developerWorks at
IBM i licensed program enhancements
IBM DB2 Web Query for i (5733-WQE, 5733-WQS) is relaunched under a new product structure, 5733-WQX. This product structure provides both an Express and Standard level offering for simplified ordering and to help you match capabilities to your business needs. The product also provides core-based pricing to let customers order a level of Web Query that best fits their needs for their environment.
The new product provides many new functional enhancements that make the product even simpler to use, yet more powerful in capabilities. Creating reports and dashboards is made easier and faster using a single, consolidated web-based editor. A new web browser-based user security administration interface allows Web Query administrators to manage developers and users simpler and easier. Not only can users be managed through this new interface, those users can also be assigned specific roles, which enables more granular security controls for each user. New to the product is also a web-based metadata synonym editor to allow metadata management integration with the rest of the web-based interfaces. Report scheduling now supports standard IBM i job scheduling for those customers that want to integrate report scheduling with other batch work on the system.
Current DB2 Web Query customers with product 5733-QU2 will be entitled to the new product and will appreciate the built-in migration support in the new product to make the move simple.
The DB2 Web Query product 5733-WQX is available for IBM i 6.1 and 7.1.
Visit the IBM i Technology Updates wiki on developerWorks to learn more at
IBM Application Runtime Expert for i (5733-ARE) now includes a number of significant enhancements to make Application Runtime Expert more readily available to those that need to use it without compromising the overall security of their system. A number of additional enhancements have been added to improve users's ability to verify information on their environment.
IBM Developer Kit for Java (5761- JV1) has been enhanced to support Java 7 both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. This new support is only available on IBM i 7.1. The following two options have been added:
Visit the IBM i Technology Updates wiki on developerWorks to learn more
IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i now supports Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, and FlashCopy on the Storwize V7000 and SAN Volume Controller (SVC) storage systems. The PowerHA SystemMirror for i product has also been updated with a new, easy-to-use GUI, available in IBM i Navigator. The support for these functions is now fully integrated and translated, and the requirement for the 5799-HAS PRPQ has been eliminated.
To learn more, visit the PowerHA for i section of the IBM i Technology updates wiki on developerWorks at
IBM i Access Client Solution (5733-XJ1)
A technology preview of IBM i Access Client Solutions (5733-XJ1) is now available. IBM i Access Client Solutions is the newest member of the IBM i Access family of products. It provides a Java based, platform-independent interface that runs on most operating systems that support Java , including Linux , Mac, and Windows . IBM i Access Client Solutions consolidates the most commonly used tasks for managing your IBM i into one simplified location.
IBM i Access Client Solutions uses the same IBM i host servers as the other IBM i Access Family products and requires the same IBM i Access Family license (XW1) in order to use the 5250 emulation and Data Transfer features.
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IBM i support for new Power® I/O
New Power I/O features emphasize price/performance and configuration flexibility, especially for SSD, Ethernet, and External Storage configurations.
Visit the IBM i Technology Updates wiki on developerWorks to learn more
IBM Rational Application Management Toolset for i
To meet a common need of IBM i system administrators and advanced users, this new offering features simple, per-processor licensing at a price every company can afford.
IBM Rational Application Management Toolset for i provides IBM i system administrators and other advanced users with a lightweight set of tools for the common tasks of working with library file system objects and scripting with Command Language (CL).
Functionally, Application Management Toolset for i is a subset of the venerable Application Development Toolset (ADTS), which is sold as part of WebSphere Development Studio for i 6.1 or as part of Rational Development Studio for i 7.1. Two of the key components of ADTS are Programming Development Manager, commonly known as PDM, and Source Entry Utility, commonly known as SEU.
IBM i License Transfer adds the following:
Additional eligible donor servers:
Group 4: System i 520 (9405-520 P05, 9406-520 P05) Group 5: System i 520 (9405-520 P10, 9406-520 P10/P20)
Note: The IBM i License Transfer offering does not apply in Japan.
Additional eligible receiving servers:
Group 5: IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node (7895-22X) IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node (7895-42X)
IBM Web Enablement for i 5722-WE2 - WebSphere Application Server - Express V8.5
WebSphere Application Server - Express V8.5 is a Java EE 6-certified application server that delivers the core foundational requirements for an agile business and application foundation. It is imperative to build an application foundation that provides flexibility for developer needs as well as resiliency and scalable operations needs.
For developers and businesses that need a lightweight, simple to use and yet powerful application server for increased developer productivity and for use as a lightweight production server for application workloads, WebSphere Application Server - Express V8.5 provides a simplified and lightweight runtime for web applications. Extremely fast restart times coupled with its small size and ease of use make the new Liberty profile a great option for building web applications that do not require the full JEE environment of traditional enterprise application server profiles. It is also a great option for production servers where minimizing resource utilization is a primary requirement. Highlights for developers include:
For administrators and businesses that need better total cost of ownership through management efficiency and performance, the ability to respond quickly to changes in the business, or achieve simplicity and flexibility in evolving to next-generation application server environments, WebSphere Application Server - Express V8.5 delivers new Intelligent Management capabilities that extend the traditional application server with technologies such as enhanced resiliency, virtualization, and enterprise-level batch processing. Autonomic capabilities are provided that are designed to sense and respond to problems within the application server and autocorrect or route around these problems before users experience an outage. Highlights for administrators include:
For businesses that need to build, deploy, and manage secure and portable innovative applications that run on a multitude of mobile, server, and desktop systems, WebSphere Application Server is the flexible and efficient SOA application platform of choice.
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|Statement of direction|
IBM intends to enhance its systems management capabilities for Power Systems hardware as follows:
IBM intends to provide PowerVM Live Partition Mobility support for IBM i partitions on IBM PureFlex Systems.
IBM plans that POWER6® servers running the IBM i release following 7.1 will not support the older, slower HSL/RIO-attached I/O drawers. This planning statement does not impact POWER7 clients or IBM i 7.1 clients. POWER7 servers do not support HSL/RIO I/O drawers and there is no change to IBM i 7.1 HSL/RIO support. IBM i clients who have an HSL/RIO-attached I/O drawer or tower such as the features 5094/5294, 0595/5095, 0588/5088, 5790, or 5791/5794 should plan on moving to newer 12X-attached I/O drawers on their POWER6 server before moving to the release following IBM i 7.1. Note that HSL/RIO I/O drawers or towers are the only enclosure that supports IOP adapters on a POWER6 server. Attachment to some older devices is only provided through an IOP-based adapter. For example, IOP-based communication adapters are required for SDLC/SNA/X.25 device attachment. Likewise, an IOP is required for twinax device attachment without a protocol converter. for additional detail, visit
The IBM Image Construction and Composition Tool is planned to support IBM i. This tooling is planned to allow ISVs and customers to construct customizable virtual images of IBM i virtual servers, including embedded applications. These virtual images could be subsequently deployed (provisioned) and automatically configured in environments managed through Systems Director VMControl.
IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.
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Program Program number VRM name 5733-NKY 5.2.0 Remove Keys/ePOEs for Transferred Software 5733-WQS 2.1.0 IBM DB2 Web Query for i Standard 5733-WQE 2.1.0 IBM DB2 Web Query for i Express 5733-WQX 2.1.0 IBM DB2 Web Query for i
Product identification number
Maintenance Maintenance Program PID number 1-year PID number 3-year PID number 5733-WQE 5660-WQE 5662-WQE 5661-WQE 5663-WQE 5664-WQE 5733-WQS 5660-WQS 5662-WQS 5661-WQS 5663-WQS 5664-WQS
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website
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No publications are shipped with these programs.
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Specified operating environment
IBM i Partition Mobility requires a supported POWER7 server with both:
More specific hardware requirements will be made available by May 25, 2012, on the IBM i Technology Updates wiki on developerWorks at
For more details on software requirements, visit
The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.
This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.
Security, auditability, and control
These programs use the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Remove Keys/ePoEs for Transferred Software (5733-NKY)
Remove Keys/ePoEs for Feature Transferred Software (5733-NKY) Number ePoE features WEB Query for Sys i Base(WQX) A5QQ WEB Query for Sys i Ex (WQX) A5QR WEB Query for Sys i Std(WQX) A5QT WEB Query Usr Rg (WQX) A5QV WEB Query WrkBnch Usr Rg(WQX) A5QW Runtime Grp Prf Rg (WQX) A5RA JDE Adap Reg (WQX) A5RB WebsphExpressV8.5(5722-WE2) A5RD
IBM Software Temporary License for i (5733-ITL)
IBM Software Temporary License Feature for i (5733-ITL) Number Supply features Hgh Avail Sol Mng St(5770-HAS) 5988 Hgh Avail Sol Mng En(5770-HAS) 5989
IBM Web Query for System i Standard (5733-WQS)
IBM Web Query for System i Per processor Standard (5733-WQS) feature Priced Per Processor A5RJ Upg Per Proces Core A5RW Upgr Per Process A5TL Upgr Per Process Core A5TR Zero priced Upg Per Proces Core A5RV
IBM Web Query for System i Per user Standard (5733-WQS) feature Priced Per Additional Authorized User A5RL Per Development Workbench User A5RN Per Runtime Group A5RQ Per JDE Adapter A5RT Zero Priced Upg Per Author User A5TA Per Add Auth User A5RM Per Dev Workb User A5RP Per Rut Grp A5RR Per JDE Adp A5RU Upgr Per Author Us A5TM Upgr Per Dev Workb Us A5TN Upgr Per Run Gr A5TP Upgr Per JDE Adptr A5TQ Upgr Per Auth Us A5TT Upgr per Dev Workb Us A5TU Upgr Per Runt Gr A5TV Upgr Per JDE Adptr A5TW No charge Per Authorized Users A5RK
IBM Web Query for System i Standard SWMA 1Y Registration/Renewal (5660-WQS)
IBM Web Query for System i Per processor Standard SWMA 1Y Registration/ feature Renewal(5660-WQS) Priced Per Processor Core 1Y Reg A2BT Per Processor Core 1Y Ren A2BU
IBM Web Query for System i Standard SWMA 1Y After License (5661-WQS)
IBM Web Query for System i Per processor Standard SWMA 1Y After License feature (5661-WQS) Priced Per Processor Core 1Y Aft Lic A0QN
IBM Web Query for System i Standard SWMA 3Y Registration (5662-WQS)
IBM Web Query for System i Per processor Standard SWMA 3Y Registration feature (5662-WQS) Priced Per Processor Core 3Y Reg A0WK
IBM Web Query for System i Standard SWMA 3Y Renewal (5663-WQS)
IBM Web Query for System i Per processor Standard SWMA 3Y Renewal feature (5663-WQS) Priced Per Processor Core 3Y Ren A1DT
IBM Web Query for System i Standard SWMA 3Y After License (5664-WQS)
IBM Web Query for System i Per processor Standard SWMA 3Y After License feature (5664-WQS) Priced Per Processor Core 3Y Aft Lic A2BA
IBM Web Query for System i Express (5733-WQE)
IBM Web Query for System i Per processor Express (5733-WQE) feature Priced Per Processor A5RE Zero priced Upg Per Processor Core A5TE Upg Per Processor Core A5TH
IBM Web Query for System i Per user Express (5733-WQE) feature Priced Per Additional Authorized User A5RG Per Development Workbench User A5RH Zero priced Upg Per Authorized User A5TF Upg Per Authorized User A5TJ Upg Per Dev Workb User A5TK No charge Per Authorized Users A5RF
IBM Web Query for System i Express Registration/Renewal - 1 Year
IBM Web Query for System i Per processor Express Registration/Renewal - feature 1 Year (5660-WQE) Priced Per ProcCoreRG A2BV Per Processor Core Rn A2CA
IBM Web Query for System i Express After License - 1 Year
IBM Web Query for System i Per processor Express After License - 1 Year feature (5661-WQE) Priced Per Processor Core A0QQ
IBM Web Query for System i Express Registration - 3 Year
IBM Web Query for System i Per processor Express Registration - 3 Year feature (5662-WQE) Priced Per Processor Core A0WM
IBM Web Query for System i Express After License - 3 Year
IBM Web Query for System i Per processor Express After License - 3 Year feature (5664-WQE) Priced Per Processor Core A2BC
IBM Web Query for System i (5733-WQX)
IBM Web Query for System i Feature (5733-WQX) Number Special Delivery features Ship Media only 3470 Ship Docs only 3471 Electronic SW Delivery 3450 Other features SW Key 1st MT Digit V5 4001 SW Key 2nd MT Digit V5 4002 SW Key 3rd MT Digit V5 4003 SW Key 4th MT Digit V5 4004 SW Key 1st CPU Digit V5 4005 SW Key 2nd CPU Digit V5 4006 SW Key 3rd CPU Digit V5 4007 SW Key 4th CPU Digit V5 4008 SW Key 5th CPU Digit V5 4009 SW Key 6th CPU Digit V5 4010 SW Key 7th CPU Digit V5 4011 Language features Multilingual Language 2935 Manufacturing features LPAR System Indicator 3441 ePoE features Web Query for System i Base 6001 Web Query for System i Exp 6101 Web Query for System i Stnd 6201 Web Query User Reg 6401 Dev Workb User Reg 6501 Runtime Grp Prof Reg 6601 JDE Adapt Reg 6701 Supply features Web Query for System i Exp 5819 Web Query for System i Stnd 5829 Dev Sys SW Reg 6485 Physical reship 6486
IBM Web Query for System i Per Install (5733-WQX) feature Zero priced One install A5QF
IBM Web Enablement for i (5722-WE2)
IBM Web Enablement for i Feature (5722-WE2) number Supply features WebSphere Express 8.5 DVD 5911 ePoE features ePoE Upgrade Registration-V8.5 6101
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Passport Advantage applies
Zend Server Community Edition for IBM i enhancements
Zend Server Community Edition for IBM i
Zend Server for IBM i
Zend Studio for IBM i
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Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.
System i Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
30% to qualified educational institution customers.
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|IBM Electronic Services|
IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.
The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.
The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM . Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.
To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit
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Country/Region Announced AP IOT ASEAN* Yes India/South Asia** Yes Australia Yes People's Republic of China Yes Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC Yes Macao S.A.R of the PRC Yes Taiwan Yes Korea Yes New Zealand Yes Japan IOT Japan Yes * Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam **Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and Afghanistan
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