IBM SOA Policy Gateway Pattern V2.5 includes support for AIX to bring visibility and control to your service-oriented architectureIBM United States Software Announcement 213-299
September 24, 2013
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IBM® SOA Policy Gateway Pattern V2.5
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In today's competitive, ever-changing business world, organizations are growing faster than ever. The demand for new capabilities to help them lead the competition requires that new business services emerge rapidly. Businesses need to react to changes in this environment more quickly, at both an IT and a business level.
SOA Policy Gateway Pattern V2.5 enables businesses to:
SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for AIX® and SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for Red Hat Enterprise Linux can enable rapid deployment of all the components required to register, control, and monitor services. These components are automatically preintegrated to get your business up and running faster than ever before. Use of the pattern reduces the time taken for getting a system installed and set up from weeks to hours. With SOA Policy Gateway Pattern, a new environment for testing, staging, or production can be set up in a few clicks and with the bare minimum of supplied information.
An SOA policy provides a dynamic interaction point to rapidly handle web service or Representational State Transfer (REST) requests as they flow through the business. You can run this pattern on a PureApplication System (W1500 or W1700). You can also connect to a DataPower appliance to provide policy enforcement for REST and Web Service (Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)).
To enable policy enforcement, IBM SOA Policy Gateway for Red Hat Enterprise Linux includes WebSphere DataPower virtual editions as part of the pattern.
These patterns enable:
Policy administration is provided using the Business Space user interface provided by WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. Monitoring is provided by IBM Tivoli® Composite Application Manager For Applications.
SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for AIX and SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for Red Hat Enterprise Linux utilize IBM governance to register and manage services. These patterns deliver WebSphere Service Registry and Repository to provide policy authoring, catalog services, discover existing services, record consumer and provider contracts, author SLAs, and provide lifecycle management and visualization reports.
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September 24, 2013: Electronic delivery
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SOA is the next evolutionary step to help IT organizations meet their increasingly complex challenges. SOA has the potential to drive business flexibility, performance, and innovation by better aligning your information technologies to your business objectives. Maximizing this potential depends on how well you govern the services in your SOA throughout the lifecycle. It is also important to be able to measure and track your success.
Store, access, and manage information to support a successful SOA
SOA Policy Gateway Pattern delivers management and governance capabilities that allow you to get the most business value from your SOA with the ability to measure success. It facilitates storing, accessing, and managing service information, along with service consumer information, to easily select, invoke, govern, control, reuse, and report your services.
SOA Policy Gateway Pattern helps you
Control your SOA
Prevent rogue services from consuming your system resources or becoming unexpected, unmaintained dependencies by using an SOA policy to define how services are allowed to behave within your infrastructure. Then have that policy automatically enforced with DataPower without ever writing any Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT). Preventing system outages can save you money and protect your services using an SOA policy.
An SOA policy provides a dynamic interaction point to rapidly interact with service requests as they flow through the business.
Connect patterns to a suitable DataPower Appliance to provide policy enforcement for Web Service and REST services. The DataPower virtual editions are only supported by IBM SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for Red Hat Enterprise Linux V2.5. You can establish and automatically enforce contracts between consumers and providers using SLAs. SLAs defined in a policy determine how the service should behave and who should have access.
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For more information on PureApplication System W1700, refer to Software Announcement 213-091, dated February 5, 2013.
For more information on PureApplication System W1500, refer to Software Announcement 213-157, dated April 26, 2013.
For more information on WebSphere DataPower virtual editions, refer to Software Announcement 213-130, dated March 26, 2013.
For more information on SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for Red Hat Enterprise Linux V2.0 refer to Software Announcement 212-267, dated September 11, 2012.
For more information on SOA Policy Pattern for Red Hat Enterprise Linux , refer to Software Announcement 212-160, dated September 11, 2012.
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Program Program number VRM name 5725-K77 2.5.0 IBM SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for AIX 5725-H60 2.5.0 IBM SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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No publications are shipped with these programs.
The IBM Product Connectivity Scenarios Information Center will be updated by September 24, 2013, to include documentation for the SOA Policy Gateway Pattern at
- http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/prodconn/v1r0m0/topic/com.ibm.scenarios.soawdpwsrr25. doc/topics/scenario_overview.htm
Translated documentation is planned to be available on October 24, 2013.
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Specified operating environment
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The DataPower Appliance must be running a minimum firmware level of V6.0.
SOA Policy Gateway Pattern V2.5 is not supported on IBM Workload Deployer.
SOA Policy Gateway offers significantly increased data protection, scalability, and performance for all its database-intensive operations which, based on IBM DB2® technology, are designed to manage data more effectively and efficiently. Greater availability is delivered through enhancements such as online, automated database reorganization. In addition, the increased scalability and the ability to leverage the latest in server technology help deliver increased performance of backup and recovery processes.
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Product group: Application Integration Middleware (PID) Product Identifier Description 5725-K77 IBM SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for AIX 5725-H60 IBM SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Product category: SOA Management
SOA Policy Gateway Pattern
Part Program name/Description number IBM SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for AIX Per processor value unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D110ELL Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0I70LL SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D110FLL IBM SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Per PVU License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1115LL Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0I7BLL SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1116LL
DataPower Virtual Editions
WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 and WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 virtual editions, as previously announced in Software Announcements 213-130, dated March 26, 2013, and 212-468, dated October 23, 2012, are packaged with SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for Red Hat Enterprise Linux V2.5. You must be entitled to run these products:
Part Program name/Description number WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 Virtual Edition Per PVU License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0VAZLL Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0F6ALL SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0VB0LL WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual Edition Per PVU License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0VB7LL Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0F6ELL SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0VB8LL
Passport Advantage trade up
You must have previously acquired a license for one of the following precursor products to be eligible to acquire an equivalent license of the trade-up product.
Trade up Precursor product Trade up product part number IBM WebSphere Service IBM SOA Policy Gateway D110GLL Registry and Repository Pattern for AIX Trade Up License + SW Per PVU S&S 12 Months IBM WebSphere Service IBM SOA Policy Gateway D1117LL Registry and Repository Pattern for Red Hat Trade Up License + SW Enterprise Linux S&S 12 Months Per PVU
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Program name PID number Charge metric IBM SOA Policy Gateway 5725-K77 Processor value unit (PVU) Pattern for AIX IBM SOA Policy Gateway 5725-H60 PVU Pattern for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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