IBM MQ V8.0 delivers improved scalability, enhanced security, and updates to standards and currency

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-177
April 22, 2014

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IBM® MQ for Multiplatforms, V8.0 (MQ V8) offers a universal messaging solution. It delivers the messaging you need, where you need it, from enterprise messaging for secure core business applications to mobile messaging to extend your business to the Internet of things and mobile devices. With MQ V8, you have access to the key business data in files across your business, and simplified messaging access for your application developers.

The key features of IBM MQ V8 can be grouped mainly into themes of improved scalability, enhanced security, and updates to standards and currency.

Enhancements include:

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



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IBM MQ for Multiplatforms, V8.0 is a robust and secure messaging middleware offering, allowing applications, systems, services, and files to exchange data rapidly and reliably.

For more than 20 years IBM has led the market in messaging middleware, with more than 10,000 businesses across all geographies and industries able to rely on IBM MQ.

IBM MQ V8.0 builds on the functions and capabilities that were added in previous releases of IBM WebSphere® MQ, IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced, IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security, IBM WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer, and IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry.

Customers with an active license can obtain the new and enhanced functions offered in IBM MQ V8 by migrating directly to V8.0 from IBM WebSphere MQ V7.0.1, V7.1, or V7.5, where available, without migrating to an interim version or release.

The key features of IBM MQ V8 can be grouped mainly into themes of improved scalability, enhanced security, and updates to standards and currency.

These updates are in support of the key deliverables that comprise the IBM MQ V8.0 offering. Central in this offering is IBM MQ Advanced V8, which provides combined entitlement to all the core functions and capabilities delivered by the offering, without needing additional separate entitlements for each chargeable component. These separately chargeable components available in IBM MQ Advanced include:



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



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IBM MQ V8 builds on the functions and capabilities that were added in previous releases of WebSphere MQ, WebSphere MQ Advanced, WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security, WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer, and WebSphere MQ Telemetry.

The key features of IBM MQ V8 can be grouped mainly into themes of improved scalability, enhanced security, and updates to standards and currency.

Enhanced security

IBM MQ V8 adds the ability to authenticate using an identity defined to the OS instance in which the MQ is running or to retrieve the identity from an external repository. This can be used in place of the existing MQ authentication mechanism. This new authentication feature will help reduce the administration of defining and removing users, especially across multiple systems.

An additional security enhancement in IBM MQ V8 allows CHLAUTH definitions to use DNS (domain) host names instead of being forced to use IP addresses. Use of IP addresses continues to be best practice but users now have the choice of either approach, which can simplify matters when machines move IP addresses. This enhancement will enable the removal of user exits where customers have used these to deliver this capability in the past.

Another security enhancement in IBM MQ V8 is to enable more flexible security configuration of a queue manager. A queue manager can now have multiple certificates, each signed by a different certificate authority. This will now enable a single queue manager to communicate with different partners, each of whom uses a different certificate authority, simply by controlling this through channel definitions.

Enhancements to scalability

IBM MQ V8 has made enhancements to how publish-subscribe can be deployed when using clustering. In this release it is now possible to assign roles to queue managers in a cluster. A subset of those queue managers in a cluster can be configured for more efficient routing of messages. This will assist in the propagation of publications which can then help publish-subscribe configurations scale more effectively.

Further enhancements in scalability in IBM MQ V8 include improved exploitation of the larger symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) machines now available, with increased performance available for real-world deployments rather than tuned for benchmarks.

Updates to standards and currency

With the availability of IBM MQ V8, all MQ queue manager platforms now support 64-bit server implementations, subject to appropriate hardware support and operating system support. In this release support has also been added for JMS 2.0, including new messaging features and API changes. This enables businesses to move up to this new level of JMS as required. There are also enhancements in .NET support, with the MQ .NET classes now supporting SSL without additional component installation required. Microsoft™ Windows™ native certificate stores are also supported with .NET applications. Additionally, the Windows Communication Foundation interface is extended to support non-SOAP, non-JMS messages. These changes all contribute to simplifying the use of IBM MQ in .NET configurations.

Integrated Advanced Message Security

IBM MQ Advanced Message Security has been available for a number of years, but with this release is now available for the first time on the IBM i platform. This therefore allows you to protect the security of your messages from application to application, without the need to change the application code itself, across the widest range of MQ platforms. As with recent releases on other platforms, this capability is integrated into the core IBM MQ V8 installation, making it simpler for users to see the function, and to have it installed should you wish to buy license entitlement to use it. License entitlement is included in IBM MQ Advanced.

Improved application isolation

A previous release of IBM MQ included improved ability to scale for differing workload environments by the ability to configure multiple transmission queues in an IBM MQ clustered environment. This enables applications with different workloads and performance requirements to operate at their own rate without impacting other applications. With IBM MQ V8, this feature is now available for the first time on the IBM i platform.

Increased functionality in IBM MQ Telemetry

IBM MQ Telemetry enables IBM MQ servers to connect to MQTT clients. Prior to IBM MQ V8, this was available in two different licenses: Standard or Advanced. With Standard licensing, MQ servers could connect to MQTT clients. With Advanced licensing, there was entitlement to deploy and connect to the MQ Telemetry Daemon for Devices, which allowed buffering for MQTT messages and acted as a client concentrator. With IBM MQ V8 all of this function is now available with the regular IBM MQ Telemetry license, offering improved flexibility of deployment options at no additional license cost. IBM MQ Advanced still includes licensing for IBM MQ Telemetry deployment for all IBM MQ servers with any amount of IBM MQ Advanced licenses purchased.

Enhancements and changes in Managed File Transfer capabilities

IBM MQ has included Managed File Transfer capabilities for a number of years, allowing users to use the MQ environment to send and receive data in and out of files. This enabled file-to-file transfer, message-to-file transfer, and file-to-message transfer, with configuration and monitoring through MQ Explorer. As announced in Software Announcement 214-038, dated March 11, 2014, the Managed File Transfer capabilities provided with IBM MQ have been enhanced through the additional entitlement to IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for peer-to-peer file transfer, and entitlement to IBM Sterling Control Center which provides event-based monitoring and management for file transfers supporting both IBM MQ Managed File Transfer and IBM Sterling Connect:Direct. This increases the function and capabilities available to users of IBM MQ wanting to reliably and securely move files or file contents. As part of this update and enhancement to previous releases, the WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer Agent, now available as part of the WebSphere Managed File Transfer Managed Endpoint entitlement, is licensed per Install instead of per Client Device.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

IBM MQ V8.0 is capable as of May 23, 2014, 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

IBM MQ V8.0 is capable as of May 23, 2014, 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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The IBM MQ family offers a universal messaging backbone for connectivity between all types of applications and systems, including SOA deployments. It connects new and existing applications, as well as web services, with reliable messaging. IBM MQ provides the reliable and secure messaging needed as a transport layer to underpin an enterprise service bus (ESB). It delivers guaranteed, reliable messaging - as well other qualities of service - offering a choice in the class of delivery.

IBM MQ supports industry-standard Java™ Message Service (JMS 2.0) messaging. It enables simple, RESTful access from Web 2.0 to core back-end applications. IBM MQ integrates virtually any commercial IT system with support for more than 80 platform configurations. It integrates Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) applications, .NET applications, CICS®, IMS™, DB2®, and packaged applications.

IBM MQ can help organizations get more from their IT investments by offering a reliable and flexible integration backbone for exchanging messages between applications and web services.

IBM MQ delivers the messaging backbone that underpins and extends the IBM ESB portfolio. It supplies the transport layer that ESBs can build upon, augmenting the backbone with mediation, transformation, and routing services.

The IBM MQ family is complemented by skills, services, and offerings from more than 800 IBM Business Partners worldwide.

In addition, the IBM Tivoli® portfolio offers systems management for large-scale IBM MQ solutions. Tivoli OMEGAMON® XE for Messaging can help improve the availability and performance of IBM MQ solutions. It can identify common problems and automate corrective actions using predefined industry best-practice situations, while monitoring key IBM MQ metrics. It can also help improve management of service level agreements (SLAs) by monitoring availability and capacity using real-time and historical data analysis. Out-of-the box capabilities, such as auto-discovery and monitoring of complex IBM MQ environments, can improve IT staff productivity and reduce administration costs.

In addition, SupportPac product extensions offer additional function available as a download from the Internet. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/webspheremq


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IBM intends to deliver features into IBM MQ to allow applications that have been developed to the MQ Light API to be run on IBM MQ. This option might be considered when an application requires the qualities of service provided by an enterprise messaging platform. IBM intends to make this capability available in a future update to IBM MQ. MQ Light is currently in open alpha and consequently content, features, and name are subject to change.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remain at our sole discretion.



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Program                  Program
number         VRM       name
 
5724-H72       8.0       IBM MQ for Multiplatforms
 


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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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A printed Quick Start Guide is shipped with the product.

IBM WebSphere MQ V8.0 documentation is published in IBM Knowledge Center, which can be viewed from a web browser with Internet access.

On June 13, 2014, the online version of the IBM WebSphere MQ V8.0 product documentation will be available at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSFKSJ_8.0.0/welcome/WelcomePagev8r0.html


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IBM WebSphere MQ V8.0 product documentation is provided online, through IBM Knowledge Center.

Online information in IBM Knowledge Center: Online documentation for IBM WebSphere MQ V8.0 is now hosted in IBM Knowledge Center. IBM Knowledge Center provides information for over 2,500 IBM products. The information that was previously provided in product Information Centers is in IBM Knowledge Center. IBM Knowledge Center provides integrated tools for finding, filtering, customizing, saving, and sharing information.

Benefits include:

For more information about the features of IBM Knowledge Center, see the welcome page, at

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

For the IBM WebSphere MQ V8.0 product documentation in IBM Knowledge Center, on June 13, 2014, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSFKSJ_8.0.0/welcome/WelcomePagev8r0.html


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For IBM AIX® - 64-bit IBM System p® server

For HP-UX - Itanium™ systems only; HP-UX PA-RISC is not supported

For Linux

For Oracle Solaris

For Windows - x86 (1) and x86-64 (also known as x64) technology-compatible PC hardware

(1) Only the C MQ Client is supported on 32-bit environments.

Software requirements

For complete details regarding the minimum software requirements to install and run IBM MQ for Multiplatforms V8.0, available on May 23, 2014, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27006467

Minimum software requirements:

For AIX :

For details about supported platforms, refer to the IBM Sterling Connect:Direct website at

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/commerce/managed-file-transfer/products/connect-direct/

WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security policies are supported for Java applications using bindings on any supported Java run time. Support for Java applications using client connections is limited to those running under a supported Java run time.

(2) Latest application server version supported for the WebSphere Managed File Transfer Web Gateway component.

For HP: (3)

For details about supported platforms, refer to the IBM Sterling Connect:Direct website at

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/commerce/managed-file-transfer/products/connect-direct/

WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security policies are supported for Java applications using bindings on any supported Java run time. Support for Java applications using client connections is limited to those running under a supported Java run time.

(3) WebSphere MQ Telemetry Server does not run on this platform.

For Linux :

For details about supported platforms, refer to the IBM Sterling Connect:Direct website at

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/commerce/managed-file-transfer/products/connect-direct/

WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security policies are supported for Java applications using bindings on any supported Java run time. Support for Java applications using client connections is limited to those running under a supported Java run time.

(4) The WebSphere MQ Telemetry Server component is only supported for the WebSphere Managed File Transfer Web Gateway component.

(5) Latest application server version supported for the WebSphere Managed File Transfer Web Gateway component.

For Oracle Solaris: (6)

For details about supported platforms, refer to the IBM Sterling Connect:Direct website at

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/commerce/managed-file-transfer/products/connect-direct/

WebSphere MQ advanced message security policies are supported for Java applications using bindings on any supported Java run time. Support for Java applications using client connections is limited to those running under a supported Java run time.

(6) WebSphere MQ Telemetry does not run on this platform.

For Windows :

For details about supported platforms, refer to the IBM Sterling Connect:Direct website at

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/commerce/managed-file-transfer/products/connect-direct/

WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security policies are supported for Java applications using bindings on any supported Java run time. Support for Java applications using client connections is limited to those running under a supported Java run time.

(7) Advanced Message Security is not fully supported in fully managed .NET applications.

(8) Latest application server version supported for the WebSphere Managed File Transfer Web Gateway component.

For IBM i: (9)

WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security policies are supported for Java applications using bindings on any supported Java run time. Support for Java applications using client connections is limited to those running under a supported Java run time.

(9) WebSphere MQ Telemetry does not run on this platform.

For the WebSphere MQ Telemetry operating environment:

WebSphere MQ Telemetry is a feature of the WebSphere MQ product. The Telemetry server runs only on a subset of the WebSphere MQ supported platforms.

For AIX :

Operating system

For Linux :

Operating system

For Windows :

Operating system

The MQ Telemetry Daemon, C, and Java clients can be obtained from

http://www.ibm.com/software/products/en/wmq-telemetry/

For the most current and up to date software requirements for IBM MQ V8.0, available on the product availability date, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27006467

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.

Compatibility

WebSphere MQ V8.0 queue managers and clients interoperate with queue managers and clients from current and previous levels of WebSphere MQ or MQSeries® products. The WebSphere MQ Explorer runs on the Linux on x86-64 and Windows platforms. The MQ Explorer supplied with WebSphere MQ V8.0 can be used on a client connection to connect to any supported level of WebSphere MQ on any platform. WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer supports file transfer to and from server and client installations at any level of WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to usage restrictions 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
IBM Electronic Support

The IBM Support Portal is your gateway to technical support. This includes IBM Electronic Support tools and resources, for software and hardware, to help save time and simplify support. The Electronic Support tools can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, automate data collection, submit and track problems through the Service Request online tool, and build skills. All these tools are made available through your IBM support agreement, at no additional charge. Read about the Electronic Support portfolio of tools

http://ibm.com/electronicsupport

Access the IBM Support Portal

http://ibm.com/support

Access the online Service Request tool

http://ibm.com/support/servicerequest

Planning information

Deprecated function in IBM WebSphere MQ V8.0:

Packaging

IBM WebSphere MQ V8.0 is distributed via electronic download and a single physical media pack consisting of multiple DVDs and CD-ROMs. This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which 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.



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

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

For more information about IBM Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio

To locate IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus in your geography for a specific Software Value Plus portfolio, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/bplocator/
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Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
WebSphere MQ                        IBM MQSeries    MQSeries
 
 
 
                                     PID          Charge unit
Program name                         number       description
 
IBM WebSphere MQ                     5724-H72     Per PVU
 
IBM WebSphere MQ                     5724-H72     Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit (PVU)
                                                  for Linux on
                                                  System z
 
IBM WebSphere MQ                     5724-H72     Processor-Day
 
IBM WebSphere MQ                     5724-H72     Per Install
 
IBM WebSphere MQ                     5724-H72     Client
 
IBM WebSphere MQ                     5724-H72     Simultaneous Session
 
 
Product group: IBM MQSeries
  Product Identifier Description (PID)
  WebSphere MQ                   5724-H72
 
Product category: MQ Series

Passport Advantage

 
                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number
 
WebSphere MQ
 
WebSphere MQ Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW      E0256LL
 S&S Rnwl
WebSphere MQ Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) Lic + SW       D55V1LL
 S&S 12 Mo
WebSphere MQ Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW S&S         D55V2LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
 
MQ Idle Standby PVU Lic+1yr Maint                          D0GGQLL
MQ Idle Standby PVU S&S Renewal                            E0ALULL
MQ Idle Standby PVU Reinstate 12 Mo                        D0GGSLL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
      License and SW S&S 12 Months                         D14DJLL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
      Annual SW S&S Renewal                                E0JD0LL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
      SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months                       D14DKLL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced Idle Standby
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
      License and SW S&S 12 Months                         D14DSLL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced Idle Standby
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
      Annual SW S&S Renewal                                E0JD2LL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced Idle Standby
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
      SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months                       D14DTLL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced for Developers
 Per Authorized User Single Install
      License and SW S&S 12 Months                         D14EALL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced for Developers
 Per Authorized User Single Install
      Annual SW S&S Renewal                                E0JD7LL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced for Developers
 Per Authorized User Single Install
      SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months                       D14EBLL
 
WebSphere MQ Telemetry
 
WebSphere MQ Telemetry per Install Lic +SW S&S 12 mo       D0PJTLL
WebSphere MQ Telemetry per Install Annual S&S Rnwl         E0DRHLL
WebSphere MQ Telemetry per Install SW S&S Reinstat 12mo    D0PJULL
 
 
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security Component
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security Component PVU       D0PLFLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security Component PVU       E0DS8LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security Component PVU       D0PLGLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
WS MQ AMS Component Idle Standby per 10 PVUs               D0PKZLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
WS MQ AMS Component Idle Standby per 10 PVUs               E0DS0LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
WS MQ AMS Component Idle Standby per 10 PVUs               D0PL0LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
WS MQ AMS Component Idle Stby 10 PVUs Lin Sy zE Bc         D0PKWLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
WS MQ AMS Component Idle Stby 10 PVUs Lin Sy zE Bc         E0DRZLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
WS MQ AMS Component Idle Stby 10 PVUs Lin Sy zE Bc         D0PKXLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
WebSphere MQ AMS Comp PVU Lin Sys z/zEnterprise Bc         D0PLCLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
WebSphere MQ AMS Comp PVU Lin Sys z/zEnterprise Bc         E0DS7LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
WebSphere MQ AMS Comp PVU Lin Sys z/zEnterprise Bc         D0PLDLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Component
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Service PVU                D14CXLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Service PVU                E0JCRLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Service PVU                D14CYLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
WS Managed File Transfer Service Idle St 10 PVUs           D14DDLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
WS Managed File Transfer Service Idle St 10 PVUs           E0JCXLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
WS Managed File Transfer Service Idle St 10 PVUs           D14DELL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Agent
     Per Simultaneous Session
      License and SW S&S 12 Months                         D14EGLL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Agent
     Per Simultaneous Session
      Annual SW S&S Renewal                                E0JDALL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Agent
     Per Simultaneous Session
      SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months                       D14EHLL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Managed Endpoint
     Per Install
      License and SW S&S 12 Months                         D14DFLL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Managed Endpoint
     Per Install
      Annual SW S&S Renewal                                E0JCYLL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Managed Endpoint
     Per Install
      SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months                       D14DGLL
 
 

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.

Precursor product      Trade-up product                       Trade-up part number
 
WebS MQ AMS PVU        WebSphere MQ AMS                       D0PLHLL
                       Component PVU Trdup
                       Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebS MQ AMS Idle       WebSphere MQ AMS                       D0PL1LL
  Stby 10 PVUs         Component Idle Stby
                       10 PVUs Trdup
                       Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebS MQ AMS Idle       WebS MQ AMS Comp IS                    D0PKYLL
  Stby 10 PVUs         10 PVUs SzE Bc Trdup
  Sys zEN BC           Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebS MQ AMS PVU        WebS MQ AMS Comp                       D0PLELL
  Sys zEN BC           PVU Sys zEN Bc Trdup
                       Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere MQ PVU        WebSphere MQ Advanced                 D14DLLL
 License + SW S&S        Processor Value Unit
 12 Months
 
Sterling Connect        WebSphere MQ Advanced PVU             D14DMLL
 Direct PVU              Processor Value Unit
 License + SW S&S
 12 Months
 
WebSphere MQ for        WebSphere MQ Advanced for             D14DQLL
 zEnterprise®             zEnterprise BladeCenter
 BladeCenter® Ext and     Extension and Linux on System z
 Linux on System z       Processor Value Unit
 PVU License + SW S&S
 12 Months
 
Sterling Connect        WebSphere MQ Advanced for             D14DRLL
 Direct for              zEnterprise BladeCenter
 zEnterprise             Extension and Linux on System z
 BladeCeeter Ext and     Processor Value Unit
 Linux on System z
 PVU License + SW S&S
 12 Months
 
WebSphere MQ            WebSphere MQ Advanced Idle Standby    D14DXLL
 Idle Standby for        for zEnterprise BladeCenter
 zEnterprise             Extension and Linux on System z
 BladeCenter Ext and     Processor Value Unit
 Linux on System z
 PVU License + SW S&S
 12 Months
 
WebSphere MQ Idle       WebSphere MQ Advanced Idle Standby    D14DULL
 Standby PVU             Processor Value Unit
 License +
 SW S&S 12 Months
 

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the product listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

WebSphere MQ for Multiplatforms
 
Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description      Media packs description      number
 
WebSphere MQ               WebSphere MQ V8.0 for        BA17VML
Processor Value Unit       Multiplatforms
                             Multilingual Media Pack
 
WebSphere MQ Linux         WebSphere MQ V8.0 for        BA17VML
zSeries Processor          Multiplatforms
Value Unit                   Multilingual Media Pack
 

Cross-platform product for use on System z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

 
                                                         Part
Program name/Description                                 number
 
WebSphere MQ
 
WebSphere MQ Per Proc VU for Lin Sys z Annual SW S&S     E0257LL
 Rnwl
WebSphere MQ Per Proc VU for Lin Sys z Lic + SW S&S 12   D55V4LL
 Mo
WebSphere MQ Per Proc VU for Lin Sys z SW S&S Reinstate  D55V5LL
 12 Mo
 
MQ Idle Standby Linux on System z
     PVU Lic+1yr Maint                                   D0GGNLL
MQ Idle Standby Linux on System z
     PVU S&S Renewal                                     E0ALTLL
MQ Idle Standby Linux on System z
     PVU Reinstate 12 Mo                                 D0GGPLL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Service for zEnterprise
BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
   Linux on System z License and SW S&S 12 Months        D14CZLL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Service for zEnterprise
BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
   Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal               E0JCSLL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Service for zEnterprise
BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
   Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months      D14D0LL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Service Idle Standby for
zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs)
   Linux on System z License and SW S&S 12 Months        D14DBLL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Service Idle Standby for
zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs)
   Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal               E0JCWLL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Service Idle Standby for
zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs)
   Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months      D14DCLL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Managed Endpoint for
zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Install
   Linux on System z License and SW S&S 12 Months        D14DHLL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Managed Endpoint for
zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Install
   Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal               E0JCZLL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Managed Endpoint for
zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Install
   Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months      D14DILL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced for zEnterprise BladeCenter
Extension and Linux on System z
Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
   Linux on System z License and SW S&S 12 Months        D14DNLL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced for zEnterprise BladeCenter
Extension and Linux on System z
Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
   Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal               E0JD1LL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced for zEnterprise BladeCenter
Extension and Linux on System z
Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
   Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months      D14DPLL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced Idle Standby for zEnterprise
BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
   Linux on System z License and SW S&S 12 Months        D14DVLL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced Idle Standby for zEnterprise
BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
   Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal               E0JD3LL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced Idle Standby for zEnterprise
BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
   Linux on Syseem z SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months      D14DWLL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced for Developers for zEnterprise
BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Authorized User Single Install
   Linux on System z License and SW S&S 12 Months        D14E8LL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced for Developers for zEnterprise
BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Authorized User Single Install
   Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal               E0JD6LL
 
WebSphere MQ Advanced for Developers for zEnterprise
BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Authorized User Single Install
   Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months      D14E9LL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Agent for zEnterprise
BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Simultaneous Session
   Linux on System z License and SW S&S 12 Months        D14EILL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Agent for zEnterprise
BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Simultaneous Session
   Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal               E0JDBLL
 
WebSphere Managed File Transfer Agent for zEnterprise
BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z
Per Simultaneous Session
   Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months      D14EJLL

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

 
Part
number      Description
 
ASQ24LL     WebSphere MQ Processor-Day(s) Per Use-Day OOCoD
 

Charge metric

 
                 Part number or
Program name     PID number           Charge metric
 
WebSphere MQ     5724-H72             per Processor Value Unit
 
 
WebSphere MQ     5724-H72             Per Processor Value Unit
                                      PVU for Linux on Sys z
 
WebSphere MQ     5724-H72             Processor-Day
 
WebSphere MQ     5724-H72             Per Install
 
WebSphere MQ     5724-H72             Client
 

Install

Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each install of the program.

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 cores* 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

* 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:

Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing

This software product is eligible for sub-capacity licensing. Customers must accept the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (Attachment), and must obtain PVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) for the maximum processor core capacity available to an eligible sub-capacity product when deployed in an eligible virtualization environment. This is also referred to as sub-capacity or virtualization capacity licensing.

Customers must use the IBM License Metric Tool unless they meet the exceptions described in the Attachment.

For information regarding PVU sub-capacity licensing, including terms and IBM License Metric Tool ordering information, visit

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


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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 IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is available only via Passport Advantage.

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 number

License information form number: L-APIG-9FZFC3

License information form number: L-APIG-9FZFDP

License information form number: L-APIG-9FZFET

License information form number: L-APIG-9FZFFQ

The program's License Information will be available for review 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

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect. 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.

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
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

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable

Sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions

To be eligible for sub-capacity pricing, the machine on which the eligible products are installed and running must be eligible for sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions. Software pricing, at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, apply when running:

Sub-capacity pricing for eligible products is based on the current program pricing methodology, but the number of processors will be determined based on the sum of processors for all partitions where the program is defined (used). To obtain pricing at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, you are required to:

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, Amendment for iSeries® and pSeries Temporary Capacity On Demand - Software (Z125-6907), must be signed prior to use.



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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 Electronic Services
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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support, all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, refer to

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

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24x7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits via either the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide you a single point of exit from your site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into your system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by you and IBM. Your business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM.

More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, you are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at

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

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with your IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, you are able to see search results that apply specifically to your systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

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


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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus. Additional information is also available at

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

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.



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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)
For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
For IBM Business Partner: pwcs@us.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.

IBM Software Value Plus

These products are available under IBM Software Value Plus, either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high-value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills, and expertise provided by these Business Partners.

Additions to Software Value Plus will be communicated through standard product announcements. For a current list of IBM software available under Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio_criteria

For questions regarding Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio_contacts
Trademarks

IMS, eServer, PR/SM, AIX 5L and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, WebSphere, CICS, DB2, z/OS, System z, z/VSE, Tivoli, OMEGAMON, Passport Advantage, AIX, System p, System x, System i, POWER, System z9, System z10, Express, Informix, PowerVM, Rational, MQSeries, zEnterprise, BladeCenter, OS/400, iSeries and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Connect:Direct is a registered trademark of IBM International Group B.V., an IBM Company.

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Itanium is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

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/

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