IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.6 offers enhancements to improve REST service support and user productivity

IBM United States Software Announcement 215-448
October 27, 2015

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IBM® WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository V8.5.6 delivers the following benefits:

  • Provides support to display Representational State Transfer (REST) services described using Swagger 2.0.
  • Allows the order of execution of runtime policy in DataPower®, which allows policies to be enforced in a specific order.
  • Supports runtime message content filters so that runtime content can be used to take a specific action in DataPower.
  • Supports the full range of the POWER8® operating system that enable users to reap the advantages of POWER8 hardware.
  • Supports the ability to test the promotion process from the Governance Master to runtime.
  • Provides the ability to download a single ZIP file with all desired documents, which include Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and REST (Swagger 2.0) service interfaces.
  • Generates a Universal Unique IDentifier (UUID) that can be used to set and track context and consumer IDs when an service level agreement (SLA) and version are created for a service.

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



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WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.6 delivers the following new features and benefits:

  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository users can now describe and display their REST services by using the Swagger 2.0 representation of their API, a simple and powerful specification for documenting their RESTful API.
  • Mediation runtime policy ordering allows WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, as the policy administration point, to now specify the order in which Service Level Definition (SLD) policies are enforced in DataPower.
  • Custom, runtime policy filters provide WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, as the policy administration point, the ability to insert custom Message Content Filters (MCF) into the response to allow the DataPower Multi-Protocol Gateway (MPGW) to perform advanced functions.
  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository now supports POWER8 Little-Endian on SUSE Linux™, Red Hat Linux (RHEL), and Ubuntu operating systems.
  • Promotion simplification enables WebSphere Service Registry and Repository users to test their promotion configuration from the governance master to runtime before actually performing a promotion.
  • Users can download all relevant documents, including SOAP (WSDL) and REST (Swagger 2.0) service interfaces, from WebSphere Service Registry and Repository as a single zip file.
  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository has the ability to insert a random UUID into any property by using the configurable modifier. Documentation is created regarding how to use the UUID to create context and consumer IDs when an SLA and version are created for a service.

Note: WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Studio is included with the purchase of a WebSphere Service Registry and Repository license. That means, there is no additional charge for the usage of Studio beyond the standard Processor Value Unit (PVU) limitations in place with the purchase of a WebSphere Service Registry and Repository license.



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WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.6 runs on z/OS®, AIX®, Linux (RHEL, SUSE and Ubuntu) Solaris and Microsoft™ Windows™ operating systems. For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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October 30, 2015: Electronic availability



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Description
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WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.6 delivers the following new features:

  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository enables users to describe and display their REST services by using Swagger 2.0 representation of their API, a simple and powerful specification for documenting your RESTful API. Thousands of developers support Swagger in almost every modern programming language and deployment environment because of the large ecosystem of API tooling. The WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Dashboard UI Enhanced Detail View automatically detects when Swagger is attached to a REST Service and displays read-only details. Swagger specifies the format, website address, method, and representation to describe the REST web services. This allows users to learn how to use their REST web services, and determine which input documents to send and the status code to expect.
  • Mediation runtime policy ordering allows WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, as the policy administration point, to now specify the order in which SLD policies are enforced in DataPower as the policy enforcement point. This capability provides additional control and flexibility in administering runtime policies. In the case where a service has multiple SLDs and policies, this capability allows the policy administrator to control the order of execution of these policies. Before this change, the order of enforcement was undefined.
  • Custom, runtime policy filters provides WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, as the policy administration point, the ability to insert custom Message Content Filters (MCF) into the response to allow the DataPower Multi-Protocol Gateway (MPGW) to perform advanced functions. Some examples are the route to an SLD matching a property on the SLD to message content or header, route to an SLD that is based on the HTTP method used, or run a custom Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT) on DataPower to select an SLD. As a result, the policy administrator has a greater level of control over runtime policy execution.
  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository now supports POWER8 Little-Endian on SUSE Linux, Red Hat Linux (RHEL), and Ubuntu operating systems. To perform operations on data, computers routinely load and store bytes of data from and to memory, the network, and disk. This data management generally follows one of two schemes, Little-Endian or Big-Endian. Big-Endian encodes the most significant digit first in a work; while Little-Endian does the opposite. POWER8 supports Little-Endian and WebSphere Service Registry and Repository is verified to run correctly on POWER8 hardware.
  • Promotion testing capability enables WebSphere Service Registry and Repository users to test their promotion configuration from the Governance Master function to runtime before actually performing a promotion. This includes testing connectivity to remote WebSphere Service Registry and Repositories and discovering configuration errors before an actual promotion takes place. This decreases the amount of time it takes to setup a correct promotion configuration. This enhances WebSphere Service Registry and Repository administrator productivity.
  • Download ZIP enhancement lets WebSphere Service Registry and Repository users to download all desired documents from WebSphere Service Registry and Repository as a ZIP file. This includes Web Services specification, such as a Web Services Description Language (WSDL) and XML Schema Definition (XSD) for a SOAP service and Swagger documents for a REST service. A single ZIP file with each individual technical interface information file enhances the productivity of development in their usage of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository.
  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository has the ability to insert a random UUID into any property using the Configurable Modifier. Documentation is created regarding how to use the UUID to create context and consumer IDs when an SLA and Version are created for a service.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.6 for z/OS

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.6.0 for z/OS and future refresh packs and fix packs are available exclusively through Fix Central as a IBM Installation Manager repository ZIP. Users must obtain and install WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.0.1 and V8.5.5.0 from ShopZ before installing WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.6.0



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Reference information
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For information regarding WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5, V8.5.5, and V8.5.5 on PureApplication® refer to the following Software Announcements:



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Program number VRM Program name
5724-N72 8.5.6 WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
5655-WBS 8.5.6 WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS

Product identification number

Program PID number Subscription and Support PID number
5655-WBS 5655-R42


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product. A Quick Start Guide is shipped with this product. For the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.6 IBM Knowledge Center, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSWLGF_8.5.6/com.ibm.sr.doc/wsrr856_kc_welco me.html

Note: IBM Knowledge Center link will be available no later than October 28, 2015.

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. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Software Services

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. 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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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Hardware requirements are not changed. For information, refer to Software Announcements:

Software requirements

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Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.

Planning information

Support for migration from WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.3, V7.0, V7.5, V8.0 ,V8.5, V8.5.5 to V8.5.6 is provided. To migrate, you will need to apply the latest fix pack level available. For more information, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wsrr/support/
Customer responsibilities

The customer must provide the minimum hardware and software environments in which the licensed program runs.

Packaging

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

The WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 has the following media packs:

Entitled maintenance offerings description Media packs description Part number
IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BA17WML

The WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 is provided with:

  • Quick Start Guide
  • Quick Start CD-ROM
  • License Information (softcopy only)
  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 DVDs
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5 (included on WebSphere Service Registry and Repository DVDs)
  • DB2® Workgroup Server Edition, for Linux, UNIX™ and Windows V10.5 CD-ROMs



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Consult your IBM representative.

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

Product group Product Identifier Description
IBM WebSphere PID
Product group Product Identifier Description
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository 5724-N72
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS 5655-WBS
Product category  
WebSphere Application  

Passport Advantage ordering Information

Program Description Product ID
IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 5724-N72
Part Description Part number
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Annual SW S&S Renewal E02YFLL
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo D59D4LL
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo D59D5LL

For WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS order information, refer to 214-096, dated April 8, 2014.

Passport Advantage trade-up

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

You must have previously acquired a license for the following precursor product to be eligible to acquire an equivalent license of the trade-up product.

Precursor product Trade-up product Trade-up part number
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Qualified Competitor WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Processor Value Unit from Qualified Competitor Trade-up Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo D03PULL

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

Cross-platform product for use on System z® Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or zEnterprise® BladeCenter Extension

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension or the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run in these environments, 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.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

Program Description Part number
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository zLinux Annual SW S&S Renewal E03P8LL
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository zLinux SW S&S 12 Mo D60RPLL
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository zLinux S&S Reinstate 12 Mo D60RRLL

Charge metric

Passport Advantage® charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository 5724-N72 Per Processor Value Unit

Processor Value Unit

Processor Value Unit (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 at

https://www-01.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html)
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.

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 (see webpage 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 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.


Note: Some programs may require licenses for the Program AND what is being managed. In that case, the following applies: In addition to the entitlements required for the Program directly, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the processor cores for the systems on which the resources managed or processed by the Program reside.
Note: Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis ONLY. In that case, the following applies: Instead of the entitlements required for the Program directly, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the processor cores for the systems on which the resources managed or processed by the Program reside.
Note: A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies: Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the Program, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the Referenced Program as if the Program itself were executing everywhere the Referenced Program was executing, independent of the basis on which the Referenced Program is licensed.

Program name PID number Charge metric
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS Subscription and Support 5724-R42 Per Value Unit
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS 5655-WBS Per Value Unit

For more information regarding WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS, refer to Software Announcement 214-096, dated April 8, 2014.

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Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for Internet delivery in countries where Shopz 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 Shopz 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 include:

  • 3590
  • 3592

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via CBPDO and ServerPac at general availability. Many products will also be orderable in a Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.

Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the product ServerPac, visit the Help section on the Shopz website at

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

For additional information on the Product ServerPac option, refer to Software Announcement 212-272, dated July 7, 2012.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after general availability.



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The terms and conditions for WebSphere Service Registry and Repository and WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS as previously announced in Software Announcements 214-096, dated April 8, 2014, and 214-095, dated April 8, 2014, are unchanged.



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Statement of good security practices
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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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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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