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IBM WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition V7.5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server offers cloud messaging on IBM PureApplication System

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-277
August 21, 2012

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


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WebSphere® MQ Hypervisor Edition V7.5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ Server delivers the following capabilities:



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Overview
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WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition V7.5 supports deployment of WebSphere MQ V7.5 virtual images into virtualized environments. It includes WebSphere MQ V7.5 and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server operating system for use with VMWare ESX environments as provisioned by IBM Workload Deployer, and as a System Pattern within IBM PureApplication System. This offering can be distributed to easily deploy and manage messaging solutions in a private cloud. It can help reduce installation and configuration time to rapidly deploy MQ messaging solutions.

WebSphere MQ is the market-leading, messaging-oriented middleware product that delivers a reliable, proven messaging backbone for 10,000 organizations of various sizes, across industries throughout the world.

WebSphere MQ is already available in a number of configurations. The WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition V7.5 offering now supports deployment of WebSphere MQ V7.5 virtual images into VMWare ESX environments.

Using WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition enables better utilization of hardware and faster response to demands for newly deployed systems. This can help to reduce the costs of both hardware and software operation and maintenance costs. By deploying virtual images, businesses can also ensure that systems are built with a known, stable, and tested configuration, reducing the potential for errors and ensuring rapid deployment of a working system, whether for development, test, or production.

WebSphere MQ V7.5 includes a number of additional capabilities to enhance the messaging infrastructure, which is available with separate entitlement. These include WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer, which provides reliable, secure movement of files over WebSphere MQ. Also available is WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for end-to-end message encryption and WebSphere MQ Telemetry for connectivity to mobile devices and remotely connected physical assets. If additional entitlement is acquired, then the capability can be installed into the deployed WebSphere MQ image and then recaptured for future deployment as a single provisioned image.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255). Reference: YE001



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Key prerequisites
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For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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August 21, 2012: Electronic download only

Accessibility by people with disabilities

WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition V7.5 is capable as of August 21, 2012, when used in accordance with associated IBM 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.

A U.S. 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 MQ Hypervisor Edition V7.5 is capable as of August 21, 2012, when used in accordance with associated IBM 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. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

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


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WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition V7.5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server is positioned as a member of the MQ family of messaging transports, which provides a messaging backbone with a range of capabilities for the enterprise, both inter-company and intra-company. The objective of the MQ family is to offer a comprehensive suite of seamless, interconnected transport protocols and quality-of-service levels:

The WebSphere portfolio provides additional connectivity capabilities that can build on, and take advantage of, the Universal Messaging provided by WebSphere MQ -- WebSphere Message Broker is an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) built for universal connectivity and transformation in heterogeneous IT environments. It builds on the WebSphere MQ messaging layers with ESB capabilities that add transformation, intelligent routing, and information flow modeling.

WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition V7.5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server enables a rapid deployment of WebSphere MQ V7.5 onto a virtual machine to provide a quickly available and tested environment without additional effort.

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Reference information
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For information on WebSphere MQ V7.5, refer to Software Announcement 212-091, dated April 24, 2012.



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Program number
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Program                 Program
number         VRM      name
 
5725-C79       7.5.0    IBM WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for
                        Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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


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Publications
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Online product documentation is integrated within the product.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) 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.

WebSphere MQ V7.5 documentation is provided in an information center, which can be viewed from a web browser with Internet access or run locally. A local copy of the information center can be installed using the WebSphere MQ V7.5 installation program. Any new or updated Version 7.5 documentation can then be added to that locally installed information center.

The online version of the WebSphere MQ V7.5 information center is available

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wmqv7/v7r5/index.jsp

Portions of the documentation for WebSphere MQ V7.5 will be translated and available within 30 days of product availability.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Supported environments include:

Software requirements

VMware ESX V3.5, V4.0, or V4.1

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.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to Usage restriction in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

IBM Services are available to assist in the installation, design, implementation, and maintenance of WebSphere MQ Hypervisor. The following skills are required for implementation of WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition:

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® . Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Direct customer support

Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel. This fee service can enhance 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
Packaging

WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition V7.5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server is available for electronic download only. 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 MQ uses the security and auditability features of the host software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. 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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Software Services
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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/


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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition         IBM MQSeries®    MQSeries 
 
Program name                            PID             Charge unit
                                        number          description

WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition         5725-C79        Per PVU
 for Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server
 
Product group: IBM MQSeries
  Product Identifier Description (PID)
  WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition      5725-C79
 
Product category: MQ Series
Charge metric
Program name                  PID number    Charge metric
 
WebSphere MQ Hypervisor       5725-C79      Processor Value Unit
 Edition for Red Hat Linux
 Enterprise Server
 

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores2 in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the Program, except for those servers from which the Program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the Program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html
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An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes

Passport Advantage

Program name/Description                                   Part number
 
WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition
 
WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise     D0IV0LL
 Linux Server Processor Value Unit License + SW
 Subscription & Support 12 Months
 
WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise     E0BTSLL
 Linux Server Processor Value Unit License SW
 Subscription & Support Renewal
 
WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise     D0IV1LL
 Linux Server Processor Value Unit License SW
 Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
 

Passport Advantage trade-up

You must have previously acquired licenses for the following precursor products to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses of the trade-up products.

                                                         Trade-up
Precursor product      Trade-up product                  part number
 
IBM WebSphere MQ       IBM WebSphere MQ Hypervisor       D0IVSLL
 PVU                   Edition for Red Hat Enterprise
                       Linux Server PVU 

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.



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Terms and conditions
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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.

This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

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. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage , where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

License Information reference number
Program Name                  Program Number      License ID

WebSphere MQ Hypervisor       5725-C79            L-APIG-8UJEXT
 Edition V7.5 for Red
 Hat Enterprise Linux
 Server

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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

IBM supports each WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for the lifecycle of the corresponding WebSphere MQ product version. All WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Editions will have the same end of support date as the WebSphere MQ product.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM , including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition V7.5 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

IBM will provide support for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server component included in the WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition under the following conditions:

IBM may ask customers to move up to the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server support level. IBM , in turn, will upgrade the version of the underlying Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server during the WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition support lifecycle to maintain the operating system support. Customers with active Passport Advantage subscription and support are entitled to this upgrade.

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Usage restriction

Yes. Any Program Unique Terms that apply to the Program and its components and that are in addition to, or may modify, the terms of the IBM International Program License Agreement are included in the License Information document for this product.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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

Entitlement

Purchasing license entitlements to use WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server allows customers to deploy either the WebSphere MQ server component or WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server up to their license entitlement. This enables customers to choose how to deploy WebSphere MQ into their selected deployment environment and to make changes to reflect their needs over time.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express . Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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

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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

Other support

Passport Advantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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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.



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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

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


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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

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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


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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: YE001

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.
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Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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