OI feedback

IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS , V8.5 delivers a faster, more flexible development environment along with new Intelligent Management capabilities for enhanced resiliency

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-106
April 24, 2012

Table of contents
Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now


Top rule
At a glance
Bottom rule

IBM® WebSphere® Application Server is the leading open standards-based application foundation, offering accelerated delivery of innovative applications and unmatched operational efficiency, reliability, administration, security, and control.

Enhancements in V8.5:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Overview
Bottom rule

Your business requires fast, flexible, and efficient application development solutions paired with leading service-oriented architecture (SOA) runtime environments to succeed in today's dynamic and increasingly competitive marketplace. IBM WebSphere Application Server has provided industry leading solutions for the past 14 years. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 continues that tradition with breakthrough advances in developer productivity and application server resiliency.

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 that do not require the full Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) programming model, WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, 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 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. The Liberty profile on z/OS delivers optional z/OS specific extensions that leverage z/OS quality of service capabilities, such as transaction management, security, and workload management.

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 for z/OS, V8.5 delivers new Intelligent Management capabilities that extend the traditional application server with technologies such as enhanced resiliency, virtualization, and enterprise Java batch processing. Autonomic capabilities are provided to sense and respond to problems within the application server and autocorrect or route around these problems before end users experience an outage. Highlights for administrators include:

While delivering the same programming model and standards support as the rest of the WebSphere Application Server V8.5 family, WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 leverages the proven reliability, scalability, and security of the System z and z/OS platforms to ensure the highest qualities of service. Some of the z/OS specific capabilities 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.



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Key prerequisites
Bottom rule

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 requires z/OS V1.11 or later. For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Planned availability date
Bottom rule

June 15, 2012



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Description
Bottom rule

IBM WebSphere Application Server is a proven, high-performance transaction engine that can help you build, run, integrate, and manage dynamic business applications. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 introduces exciting new options for the development community with the new lightweight Liberty profile option and a broad range of development tooling options. Operations are significantly enhanced with new Intelligent Management capabilities that minimize end-user outages and maximize operations monitoring and control of the production environment.

Fast, flexible, and simplified

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 delivers breakthrough new options for application development and smaller simpler production server deployments. Developers gain a significant advantage with WebSphere Application Server profiles tailored specifically to the developer experience as well as enablement of a broad range of industry-standard tooling options.

New Liberty profile: a lightweight application foundation

WebSphere Application Server includes the Liberty profile which is optimized for developer productivity and web application development. Its incredibly fast restart time, small size, and ease of use, makes the Liberty Profile a great option for developers building applications that do not require the full Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) environment of traditional enterprise application server profiles.

The Liberty profile

Liberty profile provides a simplified and lightweight development and application-serving environment for web, OSGi, and mobile applications. Key benefits include, but are not limited to, the following capabilities:

The Liberty profile on z/OS includes optional extensions for active exploitation of z/OS services and tight platform integration. This enables a fit for purpose integration with z/OS services such as security, transactional management, and workload management to help meet the quality of service requirements of your application.

Installation and deployment of the Liberty profile

The Liberty profile enables flexible installation options. While the initial install of the Liberty profile on z/OS is done via the traditional IBM Installation Manager, subsequent deployment installs can be achieved via compressed files depending upon your requirements. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS provides the ability to package the server runtime, configuration, and applications into a compressed file that can be deployed to additional server environments, thereby enabling a portable install for the Liberty profile on z/OS. As for deployment, the Job Manager optionally provides the ability to package Liberty profile server runtime environments, configurations, and applications as well as distribute and deploy Liberty profile server applications, and start embedded profile packages. Administration through the Job Manager provides the following key features:

Integrated tools

Enterprise JavaBeans™ (EJB) support in OSGi applications

Take advantage of enhanced modular application development by assembling OSGi applications from reusable bundles that contain EJB assets. The enterprise beans in your OSGi bundles can be developed from scratch, or you can include existing EJB assets and migrate them to use OSGi modularity with minimal code changes. Stateful, stateless, and singleton enterprise beans are supported.

Your OSGi application can also contain message-driven beans. You deploy and configure an OSGi application that contains EJBs in a similar way to deploying and configuring a Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) enterprise application, by using wsadmin or the administrative console.

Web 2.0 and Mobile Toolkit

The previous Feature Pack is now included within the core WebSphere Application Server product. This toolkit provides developers with ready-to-use components to extend service-oriented architecture (SOA) by connecting web services, SOA services, and Java EE objects into interactive desktop web and mobile web user interfaces. With this toolkit, applications developed initially for desktop browsers can now be adapted and deployed to mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets.

Intelligent Management and enhanced resiliency

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 delivers industry-leading levels of resiliency and availability. New Intelligent Management capabilities deliver application availability, elasticity, and qualities of services programmatically instrumented and executed to ensure the highest possible levels of end user availability. Additional resiliency capabilities help to drive down total cost of ownership while improving overall qualities of service.

Intelligent Management

Intelligent Management capabilities extend the traditional application server with new technologies to enhance resiliency and virtualization capabilities. Autonomic capabilities are provided to sense and respond to problems within the application server and autocorrect or route around these problems before end users experience an outage. Previously, these enhanced resiliency capabilities were available separately by using WebSphere Virtual Enterprise. They are now included within the WebSphere Application Server for z/OS itself.

Highlights:

Messaging infrastructure resiliency enhancements

Enhanced memory leak detection and protection

WebSphere Application Server provides top down pattern-based memory leak detection, prevention, and action by watching for suspect patterns in application code at run time. WebSphere Application Server has a robust means of protection against memory leaks when stopping or redeploying applications. It monitors application and module activity, and performs diagnostic actions when an application or an individual module stops. This feature helps by increasing application server availability.

Improved operations, security, and control

New and improved capabilities in WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 include:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 is capable as of June 15, 2012, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Product positioning
Bottom rule

The WebSphere Application Server family offers multiple configuration options and support for multiple business models and deployment platforms. It also supports a wide range of scenarios, from projects with no upfront budget, to simple administration of a single server environment, to a clustered, highly available, high-volume environment with Intelligent Management services.

WebSphere Application Server V8.5 configurations are built on a common server foundation that delivers the same Java EE and broad programming model support, and proven transactional engine, with increasingly higher qualities of service available across product configurations. Furthermore, the new Liberty profile is included across the various configurations delivering a highly composable, fast to start and ultra lightweight profile of the application server optimized for developer and operational productivity for web applications. This offers unparalleled flexibility to incrementally add higher quality of service to applications as business needs change without the cost of rearchitecting, reprogramming or migrating to different technology bases.

Configuration options

WebSphere Application Server - Express® V8.5

An affordable, ready-to-go application foundation for single server, smaller scale deployments of dynamic web applications, which can be effortlessly migrated to more advanced versions of the WebSphere Application Server family as business needs change. Centralized administration of WebSphere Application Server - Express is available through the Flexible Management feature of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. WebSphere Application Server - Express is limited to single-server implementations and up to a maximum of 480 Processor Value Units per server.

WebSphere Application Server for Developers V8.5

The optimal development environment for building and testing applications on a developer's desktop, which will eventually run on WebSphere Application Server in production. Licensed for development use, WebSphere Application Server for Developers offers functional equivalence to the core WebSphere Application Server configuration to help developers reduce testing effort, develop with confidence, and deliver innovative applications faster. This configuration is also available at no charge, with optional paid support, in order to lower the barrier to entry for developers building for WebSphere Application Server environments.

WebSphere Application Server V8.5

This application foundation is tailored for single server to moderately sized configurations of departmental or large-scale, dynamic web applications requiring web tier clustering and failover across up to five application server instances, and a variety of pricing alternatives, including socket-based pricing. Centralized administration of WebSphere Application Server is available through the Flexible Management feature of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment.

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5

For enterprises that need near-continuous availability, advanced management, and automated performance optimization for their mission-critical applications, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment delivers an environment that is highly available, dynamically scalable, and easily managed. Building on the core WebSphere Application Server configuration, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment offers:

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5

This application foundation is optimized to take advantage of the unique qualities of service of IBM System z hardware and the z/OS operating system. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS offers functional equivalence to WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, along with additional capabilities such as prioritized workload management, advanced native transaction integration with DB2®, MQ, CICS®, IMS™, and WOLA for z/OS in the WebSphere Application Server Full profile, and advanced native transaction integration with DB2 in the case of the Liberty profile, intense scalability, and data and workload collocation, made possible through tight integration with IBM System z and z/OS.

WebSphere Application Server Tools Editions

You get three new bundled offerings that accelerate development and deliver high quality, innovative applications for WebSphere Application Server:

The WebSphere Application Server - Tools Edition and the WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment - Tools Edition bring together a server version of WebSphere Application Server (the leading open standards-based application foundation offering), and IBM Rational Application Developer (the industry leading and top rated development environment) to provide organizations with a complete solution to develop, deliver, and manage high-quality enterprise applications.

WebSphere Application Server for Developers introduces WebSphere Application Server Developer Tools for Eclipse, which is a subset of Rational Application Developer plug-ins that can easily be installed on top of your existing Eclipse environment, and provides a lightweight set of tools for developing, assembling, and deploying Java EE, OSGi, Web 2.0, and mobile applications to a WebSphere Application Server environment. The content of this bundle is offered as a no-charge download with an optionally purchased support package.

Related products

WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition

WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition includes all the robust features of WebSphere Application Server and is optimized to run in server virtualized environments. Designed to reduce installation and configuration time, WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition helps reduce time-to-value during development, test, and production of WebSphere based applications. Each WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition offering is a preconfigured package that integrates WebSphere Application Server, IBM HTTP Server, and an operating system compatible with each supported hypervisor.

Enhanced operational cost reduction and business agility can be gained through the use of WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition with IBM Workload Deployer, a cloud computing appliance that manages IBM products in a cloud environment. It dispenses patterns of virtual images into a pool of virtualized resources running a supported hypervisor.

WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V3.0

WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V3.0 delivers a lightweight Java EE application server built on open-source Apache Geronimo technology. WebSphere Application Server Community Edition is backed by optionally available, world-class support from IBM, ensuring that you receive assistance and timely problem resolution from the IBM team of expert support professionals and developers. Simple socket-based pricing is also optionally available.

WebSphere Adapters

WebSphere Adapters help accelerate business integration projects with rapidly deployable, enterprise-ready connections based on best practices. The WebSphere Adapters portfolio provides a comprehensive set of capabilities to reuse and extend your packaged and legacy applications. IBM WebSphere Adapters includes enhanced adapters for SAP software, Siebel Business Applications, Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and PeopleSoft Enterprise. A development and unit testing license for WebSphere Adapters is provided with WebSphere Application Server to speed application integration and development.

A separate license entitlement for the appropriate WebSphere Adapter must be purchased when deploying WebSphere Adapter components to WebSphere Application Server for production use.

WebSphere Real Time

WebSphere Real Time is a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) designed to provide more consistent performance for Java applications. It enables you to develop applications with low latency and highly predictable response times. A development and unit testing license to WebSphere Real Time is provided with WebSphere Application Server. A separate license entitlement for WebSphere Real Time must be purchased to use the Real Time capability in a production environment.

Rational Application Developer

Rational Application Developer is the development environment that is optimized for WebSphere Application Server V8.5 and the Liberty profile, to help improve the productivity of your development team, from novice developers just getting up to speed, to experienced senior professionals.

Rational Application Developer provides capabilities to accelerate development of applications that leverage the latest programming models, such as Java EE 6, Java 7, SOA, OSGi, Cloud, Web 2.0, Mobile Web, Portal, Service Component Architecture (SCA), and WebSphere Batch, and includes tight integration with application server test environments to test, debug, fix, and maintain in an environment that mimics your production systems.

Rational Application Developer also provides developer test and analysis tools to ensure delivery of high-quality applications that are easily maintained to provide value and time savings across the entire life span of your software projects.



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Reference information
Bottom rule

For information about WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for non-System z environments, refer to Software Announcement 212-109, dated April 24, 2012.

For product information about IBM Rational Application Developer V8.0.3, refer to Software Announcement 211-204, dated May 31, 2011.

For information on the web

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=212-106


Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Program number
Bottom rule

 
Program                 Program
number        VRM       name
 
5655-W65      8.5.0     WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
 
5655-F81      1.1.0     WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
                         - Software Subscription and Support

Product identification number

                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
 
5655-W65            5655-F8 


Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Education support
Bottom rule

IBM delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help you successfully deploy and integrate IBM's WebSphere Application and Integration middleware products to their maximum potential.

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education available to help your company prosper in today's competitive marketplace. We take pride in our ability to deliver successful education programs that provide your people with the skills necessary to make your business profitable using IBM software.

The IBM education team works closely with IBM product developers and IBM services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. We draw from an extensive pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students.

For more information about available education offerings, refer to the website and search on the product name

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

Skill-based roadmaps can be found at

http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/news/20040916.shtml

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM IT Education Services website.

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services website for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM Global Services, IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Offering Information
Bottom rule

Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi


Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Publications
Bottom rule

The primary delivery and latest product documentation for IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 can be found in the online information center available from the library web page at

http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/was/library/

PDF versions of the documentation are also available from the preceding Library web page as well as from the IBM Publications Center at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order
Title                                                     Order number
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1086-00
 Overview
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               GA32-1069-00
 Installing your application serving environment
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               GA32-1070-00
 Setting up the application serving environment
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1071-00
 Developing and deploying applications
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               GA32-1072-00
 Migrating WebSphere applications
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1073-00
 Securing applications and their environment
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1074-00
 Administering applications and their environment
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               GA32-1075-00
 Troubleshooting and support
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1076-00
 Setting up intermediary services
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1077-00
 Tuning guide
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1090-00
 Tuning various types of applications
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1078-00
 Administering WebSphere applications
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1079-00
 Establishing high availability
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1091-00
 Establishing high availability services for
 applications
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               GA32-1080-00
 Migrating, coexisting, and interoperating
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1081-00
 Scripting the application serving environment
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1088-00
 Scripting various types of applications
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1082-00
 Securing WebSphere applications
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1083-00
 Developing WebSphere applications
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1084-00
 Monitoring
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1089-00
 Monitoring various types of applications
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               GA32-1085-00
 Troubleshooting WebSphere applications
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1092-00
 Administering the Intelligent Management Pack
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               SA32-1093-00
 Administering batch environments
 
IBM HTTP Server for WebSphere Application Server, V8.5    SA32-1087-00

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material. Payment options for orders are accepted with a credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

News of many publications may be subscribed to using the My Support link on the IBM Publications Center welcome page.

http://www.elink.ibmlink.ibm.com/public/applications/publications/cgibin/pbi.cgi

The following publications are available with your order, through the IBM Publications Center, and on the Library web page at

http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/was/library/
Title                                                     Order number
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5               GI11-9488-00
 Program Directory
 
IBM Installation Manager for z/OS, V1.5.2                 GI11-9487-00
 Program Directory


Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Technical information
Bottom rule

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For z/OS (31-bit and 64-bit WebSphere Application Server)

For information on WebSphere Application Server, for z/OS, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27006921

IBM System z Application Assist Processors (zAAP)

zAAPs are attractively priced specialty engines that provide a strategic z/OS Java execution and XML parsing environment on z/OS. zAAP can help you strategically integrate and run new Java and XML-based applications with core z/OS business applications and back-end database systems, increasing overall system productivity, and ultimately lower the overall cost of computing for running Java technology-based workloads on the platform.

Although not a hard requirement, WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V8.5 offers full support for zAAPs for its Java-based applications.

The IBM Java Virtual Machine (JVM) processing cycles can be executed on the configured zAAPs with no anticipated modifications to the Java applications. Execution of the JVM processing cycles on a zAAP is a function of the IBM Software Development Kit (SDK) for z/OS, z/OS, and Processor Resource/Systems Manager™ (PR/SM™).

When configured with general-purpose processors within logical partitions running z/OS, zAAPs may help increase general-purpose processor productivity and may contribute to lowering the overall cost of computing for z/OS Java technology-based applications. zAAPs are designed to operate asynchronously with the processors to execute Java programming under control of IBM JVM. This can help reduce the demands and capacity requirements on general-purpose processors, which may then be available for reallocation to other mainframe workloads.

The amount of general-purpose processor savings varies based on the amount of Java application code executed by zAAP. This is dependent upon the amount of Java cycles used by the relevant applications and on the zAAP execution mode that you select.

IBM does not impose software charges on zAAP capacity. Additional IBM software charges apply only when additional general-purpose central processing capacity is used. You are encouraged to contact your specific ISVs and USVs directly to determine if your charges will be affected.

For more details, see the zAAP Redbook at

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246386.html?Open
Software requirements

For information on WebSphere Application Server, for z/OS, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27006921

Operating system

Databases

JDBC drivers

JMS providers

LDAP servers

LDAP servers using Federated Repository Configuration

LDAP servers using standalone LDAP Registry Configuration

Security

Virtualization

Web browsers

Web servers

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.

Companion products

IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for WebSphere Application Server is offered as a separate download for WebSphere Application Server V8.5.

IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for WebSphere Application Server, which was formerly provided within the application server offering, is now made available as a separate web download from the Integrated Service Management Library as follows

https://www-304.ibm.com/software/brandcatalog/ismlibrary/

It provides additional request-based PMI metrics to help you understand the performance of your application server and more quickly identify issues. Also, because it uses the same data collector used by IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics, which provides advanced monitoring and deep diagnostics capability, it makes upgrade quick and easy for licensed users of that product, and provides further integration with Tivoli's Application Performance Monitoring solutions.

Limitations

The following features are either not supported by WebSphere Application Server V8.5 or are being deprecated in V8.5:

Refer to the Information Center for further details.

Planning information

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 can be installed independently and will coexist with prior versions of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS.

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm, and hot. In the cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire another license or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if they are running at another enterprise's location.

As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes.

Cold

A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Warm

A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Hot

A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlements for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.

Doing work, includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files or transactions, maintaining a "heartbeat," active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Non-IBM WebSphere back-end servers

Edge components: Users seeking to use Edge components with non-IBM WebSphere back-end servers may be entitled to warranty support for such usage, provided the problem is common to both the IBM WebSphere and non-IBM WebSphere back-end servers or, if otherwise, you agree to recreate the problem in an IBM WebSphere Application Server environment.

Proxy Server Components: Users seeking to use Proxy Server components and DMZ Secure Proxy Server components with non-IBM WebSphere back-end servers may be entitled to warranty support for such usage provided the problem is common to both the IBM WebSphere and non-IBM WebSphere back-end servers or, if otherwise, you agree to recreate the problem in an IBM WebSphere Application Server environment.

Assembly and Deploy Tooling

IBM Assembly and Deploy Tools for WebSphere Administration is provided with WebSphere Application Server to rapidly assemble and deploy applications to WebSphere Application Server environments. These tools replace the previously available IBM Rational Application Developer Assembly and Deploy function and are restricted to assembly and deployment usage only.

Web 2.0 and Mobile

The functionality delivered as the Web 2.0 and Mobile Feature Pack is delivered for WebSphere Application Server V8.5 as the Web 2.0 and Mobile Toolkit, and included as an option within the base product itself.

Direct customer support

Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel helps 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).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support

or contact your IBM representative for additional assistance at 1-800-IBM-SERV (800-426-7378), option #2 for software.

This product delivers functionality, Application Client Container, IBM Assembly and Deploy Tools for WebSphere Administration (IADT), Tivoli Access Manager (TAM), and WebSphere Edge Components on CD-ROM or DVD intended for deployment on distributed (non-z/OS) systems.

These applications are provided with entitlement for software defect support through a renewable support and subscription license for this product. Requests for defect service should be reported through the IBM Call Centers, specifying WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5.

The IBM Rational Application Developer Standard Edition for WebSphere Software trial product is delivered on DVD. It is intended for deployment on distributed (non-z/OS) systems. This application is provided as a trial program only. The website below describes trial support for Rational Application Developer Standard Edition. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/radse/
Packaging

Program components are delivered by traditional z/OS fulfillment:

All formal publications are delivered via the web.

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS customers will be given an option of how to receive the software:

When electronic delivery is selected, the customer will have the same window of time, two weeks, in which to download the CD/DVD images as the electronic images of the z/OS CBPDO or ServerPac.

WebSphere Application Server V8.5 customers on z/OS also have the option to use compressed product repositories from the product DVDs, rather than installing the initial product repositories using SMP/E. A separate Program Directory documents this form of install.

The following materials are included in the product CD and DVD set:

WebSphere Supplements V8.5

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

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 provides automated authorization checking and a very strong security implementation for authentication and authorization. It is also designed to provide authentication and authorization service to clients, automatically checking security credentials of all clients accessing WebSphere Application Server for z/OS services. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Software Services
Bottom rule

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Ordering information
Bottom rule

Charge metric
                               Part number or
Program name                   PID number           Charge metric
 
WebSphere Application Server   5655-W65             Value Unit
for z/OS, V8.5
 

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 is priced per Value Unit.

Software Subscription and Support

The annual price of Software Subscription and Support for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS (5655-F81) depends on the number of Value Unit license entitlements purchased.

ServerPacs

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 can be ordered in a ServerPac, which can include other software products, and WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 can also be ordered in a ServerPac alone, with no additional software products.

Production of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 orders will begin on the planned general availability date of June 15, 2012. Production of ServerPac and SystemPac® orders will begin on July 27, 2012. Ship dates for orders will be based on order sequence, Customized Offering selected, production capability, and customer-requested arrival date. Shipments of CBPDO orders will begin one week after general availability. Due to the amount of customization of ServerPac orders, shipments will begin approximately two weeks after general availability. Due to the amount of additional customization of SystemPac orders, shipments will begin approximately four weeks after availability in SystemPac. In all cases, no delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed arrival dates are in ESW.

The program in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
Number      Program name             Value Unit Exhibit
 
5655-W65    WebSphere Application    VUE007
            Server for z/OS, V8.5 

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base          1         3       1
Tier A        4        45       0.45
Tier B       46       175       0.36
Tier C      176       315       0.27
Tier D      316         +       0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

 
Hardware     Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30    6
MP3000 H50    8
MP3000 H70   12
ESL models    2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units

Base          3   *  1.00            =    3.00
Tier A       42   *   .45            =   18.90
Tier B      130   *   .36            =   46.80
Tier C      140   *   .27            =   37.80
Tier D    1,185   *   .20            =  237.00

Total     1,500                         343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the US and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp
Program
number        Program name
5655-W65      WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5
5655-F81      WebSphere Application Server for z/OS -
               Software Subscription and Support
 
Basic license one-time charge
Basic license

On/Off CoD

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name:  WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5
Program PID:   5655-W65
 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier      Description              Pricing metric
 
S016MLD         WebSphere Application    Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Server for z/OS, V8.5 
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       Value Units/MSU

Base         1-3      1.00
Tier A       4-45     0.45
Tier B      46-175    0.36
Tier C     176-315    0.27
Tier D     316+       0.20

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5
Program PID:  5655-W65
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric
 
S016MLD      WebSphere Application Server    Basic OTC, per Value Unit
              for z/OS, V8.5
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
S017085                English                    3590 Tape Cartridge
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-F81
 
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric
 
S00V3BC      WebSphere Application    Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Server for z/OS          No charge, decline SW S&S
             S&S                      Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
S00V3BF                English                    Hardcopy pub

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance. This offering:

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390 and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Single version charging

To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac.

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

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

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac, include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general availability. Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Terms and conditions
Bottom rule

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form number
 
Program name                              LI form number
 
WebSphere Application Server              L-JTHS-8R86XB
 for z/OS, V8.5
 
Web Server Plug-ins for IBM WebSphere     L-JTHS-8R88P2
 Application Server for z/OS, V8.5
 
IBM HTTP Server for WebSphere             L-JTHS-8R88NG
Application Server for z/OS, V8.5
 

The program's License Information will be available for the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Note: Carefully read the WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 IBM International Program License Agreement (GA22-7908), a copy of which is included with the order (hardcopy or electronic format). It may contain terms that supersede the licensed terms included with this program component.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

Other support

SoftwareXcel

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program                                              Parent,
number      Program name              Terms          if applicable
 
5655-W65    WebSphere Application     Execution-based
            Server for z/OS, V8.5
Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based, z/OS based, full machine based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full machine based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM System z Machines Exhibit, Z125-3901, or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits website

http://ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

IBM Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing for z/OS IPLA Software applies.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for IBM System z On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Statement of good security practices
Bottom rule

IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered destroyed or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Prices
Bottom rule

Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

 
Program Name: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5
Program PID:  5655-W65
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S016MLD         WebSphere            Basic OTC, Value Units
                Application Server   Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
                for z/OS, V8.5
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-F81
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S00V3BC         WebSphere            Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
                Application Server   No Charge, Decline SW S&S
                for z/OS             Per MSU SW S&S Registration
                S&S

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Order now
Bottom rule

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

IMS, Processor Resource/Systems Manager, PR/SM and DB2 Connect are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, WebSphere, z/OS, System z, Parallel Sysplex, Rational, Tivoli, Express, DB2, CICS, S/390, pureScale, Informix, Lotus, Domino, z/VM, i5/OS, SystemPac, Passport Advantage, OS/390, z/Architecture and System z9 are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

Close [x]

Close [x]