IBM App Connect Enterprise V11.0 is now available on Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE

IBM United States Software Announcement 219-109
March 5, 2019

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now


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Overview

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IBM® App Connect Enterprise is available as an on-premises offering, which now includes Linux® on IBM Z® and IBM LinuxONE. New part numbers have been added for monthly software subscriptions and nonproduction deployment of App Connect Enterprise on Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE. App Connect is also available to clients on other operating system platforms, such as Microsoft™ Windows™ and Linux, as well as a managed or unmanaged cloud offering.

App Connect Enterprise is the official successor product for IBM Integration Bus clients.

App Connect Enterprise V11.0 combines the existing industry-trusted IBM Integration Bus technology with new cloud native technologies of IBM App Connect Professional. App Connect Enterprise delivers a platform that supports a breadth of integration needs across a modern digital enterprise. It is ideal for businesses that need to take advantage of API-driven architectures, connect cloud-based applications, or quickly use artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to extend the value and investment in their existing data and systems.

App Connect Enterprise delivers a range of capabilities to optimize creating and deploying integrations that support API-driven digital and hybrid cloud architectures. These capabilities and features include:

  • Extended connectivity across Cloud Services, software as a service (SaaS), cloud platforms, and on-premises applications
  • Lightweight integration runtimes for cloud native and container-based deployment
  • Deployment options that can enable clients to achieve a balance between control, management overhead, and budget
  • The ability to build and expose APIs through a no-code approach1 that can be easily managed through IBM API Connect®
  • New, simple tooling for all styles of user that works together to expose and integrate enterprise systems
  • Detection of business situations that require user engagement, with insightful and actionable notifications1

1 This capability is available only to clients that have purchased IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud™.



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Key requirements

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App Connect Enterprise V11.0 can be used on a variety of computer systems and platforms.

For additional details, see the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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March 22, 2019

See the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description

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In addition to making App Connect Enterprise available as an on-premises offering for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE, this offering also includes new part numbers for monthly software subscriptions and nonproduction deployment of App Connect Enterprise. The new part numbers are as follows:

Monthly subscription parts

App Connect Enterprise software is now available with monthly virtual processor core (VPC) pricing. You pay for what you need on a term and subscription basis, which allows you to easily optimize application deployment between software (on-premises or deployed to a public cloud) and on-cloud deployments of your choice.

A VPC is a processor core in an unpartitioned physical server or a virtual core that is assigned to a virtual server. You must obtain entitlement for each VPC that is available to App Connect Enterprise. If you have a virtual core available to App Connect Enterprise, then you license a VPC for it regardless of whether it is on-premises or in the cloud. In cases where you know how many physical cores are being used, you can license the lesser of the number of virtual cores or physical cores.

Nonproduction parts

App Connect Enterprise for nonproduction use gives you the option to add a testing environment at a reduced cost. This license provides access to the same basic functionality of the production software, but limits usage through licensing terms to testing and preproduction use only. See your license for full terms and conditions.

For additional information on App Connect Enterprise V11.0, see Software Announcement 218-037, dated January 30, 2018.

Users of IBM Integration Bus V10, or earlier

The offering program names and part number descriptions are updated for App Connect Enterprise V11.0, but the offering program number and part numbers are retained for clients using Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE. This does not affect any existing IBM Integration Bus customer entitlements.

To run IIB workloads, an equivalent PVU or VPC entitlement to App Connect Enterprise is required for each PVU or VPC entitlement that you have. Because the program number and part numbers are retained, some IBM Integration Bus assets are now located under App Connect Enterprise. For example, IBM Integration Bus V10 images can be found in Passport Advantage® under "App Connect Enterprise".

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

App Connect Enterprise is capable as of March 22, 2019, 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 Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the Product accessibility information website.



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Statement of general direction

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IBM intends to continue incremental delivery of App Connect Enterprise on new platforms. Future platforms on which IBM intends to add support are:

  • IBM AIX®
  • Linux on IBM Power®

Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and 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 IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.



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Reference information

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For information on App Connect Enterprise V11.0, see Software Announcement 218-037, dated January 30, 2018.



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Availability of national languages

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Description Availability date Language
App Connect Enterprise V11 March 22, 2019 Multilingual: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English US, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5724-J05 11.0.0 App Connect Enterprise


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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Documentation for App Connect Enterprise is available in IBM Knowledge Center.



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Services

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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. 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, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

App Connect Enterprise V11 delivers to 64-bit operating systems on the following hardware:

Linux on IBM Z: Any system capable of running one of the Linux for IBM Z releases listed in the Software requirements section with enough storage to meet the requirements of App Connect Enterprise.

Linux on x86-64: AMD64 and EM64T technology-compatible PC hardware is capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the requirements of App Connect Enterprise.

Microsoft Windows x86-64: Windows x86-64 technology-compatible PC hardware is capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the requirements of App Connect Enterprise.

Software requirements

App Connect Enterprise V11 delivers to the following 64-bit operating systems:

  • Linux on IBM Z
    • LinuxONE
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V7.6
    • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Linux on x86-64
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS V7.6
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12
    • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Windows x86-64
    • Windows 8.1 Basic, Professional, and Enterprise Editions
    • Windows 2012 R2, Datacenter and Standard Edition
    • Windows 10 Basic, Professional, and Enterprise Editions
    • Windows 2016

The latest software information will be available on March 29, 2019, on the IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports website.

Limitations

For additional information, see the 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.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

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

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

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

To locate IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards in your geography for a specific Channel Value Rewards portfolio, go to the Find a Business Partner page.

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

Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit
5724-J05 IBM App Connect Enterprise V11 Processor Value Unit

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

  • The z Systems IPLA program you select.
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit.
  • The applicable terms.
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity.


Passport Advantage

Not applicable.


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
IBM App Connect Standard for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM App Connect Enterprise for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up D03PVLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM Application Integration Suite Enterprise for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up D21W3LL
IBM App Connect Standard for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM Application Integration Suite Enterprise for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up D21W2LL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM Application Integration Suite for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up D1LH2LL
IBM App Connect Standard for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM Application Integration Suite for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up D1LRGLL

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


Cross-platform product for use on z Systems 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 IBM Z Systems 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.

IBM App Connect Enterprise (5724-J05)

Program name/Description Part number
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production for Linux on IBM Z per Processor Value Unit License + Software Subscription and Support 12 Months D22FQLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production for Linux on IBM Z per Processor Value Unit Annual Software Subscription and Support Renewal E0PWKLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production for Linux on IBM Z per Processor Value Unit Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement 12 Months D22FRLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production for Linux on IBM Z per Virtual Processor Core License + Software Subscription and Support 12 Months D22FNLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production for Linux on IBM Z per Virtual Processor Core Annual Software Subscription and Support Renewal E0PWJLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production for Linux on IBM Z per Virtual Processor Core Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement 12 Months D22FPLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for Linux on IBM Z per Virtual Processor Core License + Software Subscription and Support 12 Months D22FSLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for Linux on IBM Z per Virtual Processor Core Annual Software Subscription and Support Renewal E0PWLLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for Linux on IBM Z per Virtual Processor Core Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement 12 Months D22FTLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production for Linux on IBM Z per Processor Value Unit Monthly License D22FULL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production for Linux on IBM Z per Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D22FWLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for Linux on IBM Z per Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D22FVLL

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5724-J05 IBM App Connect Enterprise V11 L-DFOX-B5NGLP

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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The terms and conditions for App Connect Enterprise, as previously announced in Software Announcement 218-037, dated January 30, 2018, are unchanged.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion 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 regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

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.



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Prices

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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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 clients. Rates are based on a client'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, can help accelerate 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 clients.



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Order now

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.


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This product is available under Channel Value Rewards (CVR), either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high-value solutions. IBM clients may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills, and expertise provided by these Business Partners.

Additions to CVR will be communicated through standard product announcements. To determine what IBM software is available under CVR, see the IBM Passport Advantage Online for IBM Business Partners website.

For questions regarding CVR, see the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

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