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IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1 delivers a comprehensive, flexible, and easy-to-use caching solution for your business-critical applications

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-075
April 24, 2012


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Corrected on May 1, 2012

In the Description section added information about WebSphere Appliance Management Center for WebSphere Appliances.



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WebSphere® DataPower® XC10 Appliance V2.1 offers an innovative, pragmatic approach to harness the power of distributed caching as a complete, purpose-built, and easy-to-use solution. V2.1 helps you leverage the value of your existing infrastructure investments.

IBM® WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1 offers:



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WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance is a purpose-built, easy-to-use appliance designed for simplified deployment, exceptional performance, and hardened security at the caching tier of your enterprise application infrastructure. It adds distributed caching functions to the IBM DataPower line of appliances, helping you scale your business-critical applications cost effectively with consistent performance.

DataPower XC10 Appliance offers the following benefits for consistent and predictable performance of your business-critical applications:

DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1 offers:



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WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1 is designed for simple installation and use within a broad context of environments, including deep integration with WebSphere Application Server V6.1, V7.0, V8.0, and V8.5 as well as simple support for non-WebSphere Application Server and non-Java environments through Representational State Transfer (REST) APIs. WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance has fault tolerance and a large 240 GB cache that can help achieve better performance and scalability than the dynamic cache service of WebSphere Application Server.

WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1 offers:

Multiple data center support

WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1 now supports topologies that span multiple data centers with collective linking. Clustering and load balancing help improve the scalability and availability of services within your topology. When applied to applications housed in an application server such as WebSphere, these techniques can process more overall throughput and provide improved availability of the overall application.

WebSphere stack integration support

WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1 supports:

Improved usability and monitoring

WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1 helps make monitoring your data grid easier. SNMP traps enable notifications to administrators when specific conditions are met within the data grid, such as when a grid is nearing capacity limits. With the improved console, administrators can now inspect actual data grid contents. With WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1, you can script command-line instructions. The new log analysis tool gives you a consolidated view of troubleshooting messages and recommended corrective actions.

Networking enhancements

WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1 supports IPv6 and can improve performance with new link aggregation capabilities to harness the bandwidth of multiple network interface cards. Link aggregation also provides better quality of service and high availability by routing around the failed network card.

Spring 3.1 Cache provider support

WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1 enables Spring cache to develop and maintain Java™ Spring applications to transparently add your XC10 cache to an existing application with minimal impact to your code.

HTTP session replication

WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance can provide a quick, noninvasive option for handling HTTP session management. This can remove the need for costly application changes. This specialized, purpose-built appliance offers benefits that include higher qualities of service across scenarios spanning application server cell boundaries as well as heterogeneous application server environments.

Extension for WebSphere Application Server dynamic cache service

DataPower XC10 Appliance provides a consistent, distributed cache for enterprise applications running on WebSphere Application Server. The dynamic cache API is available to Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications that are deployed in WebSphere Application Server. The dynamic cache API can be used to cache business data, generate HTML, or to synchronize the cached data in the cell by using the data replication service (DRS). Previously, the only service provider for the dynamic cache API was the default dynamic cache engine built into WebSphere Application Server.

With the DataPower XC10 Appliance, you can now use the dynamic cache service provider interface in WebSphere Application Server to plug into the dynamic cache. By setting up this interface, you can enable applications written with the dynamic cache API or applications using container-level caching (such as servlets) to use the features and performance capabilities of the DataPower XC10 Appliance, including replication over the network, high availability, scalability, and cache partitioning.

Elastic dynamic cache (plug-in for WebSphere Application Server dynamic cache service) enables more efficient storage of data in a grid rather than multiple redundant copies that are difficult to keep synchronized. This includes applications for WebSphere Commerce V6.1 and V7.0 as well as WebSphere Portal V7.0 where the dynamic cache plug-in is used.

Web-side cache

Each DataPower XC10 Appliance unit offers a large 240 GB cache that you can access using a network connection. This can:

For additional information on DataPower XC10 Appliance, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/xc10

DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1 firmware enhancements are compatible with the DataPower XC10 Appliance V1.0 and V2.0 hardware configurations. DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1 firmware can be downloaded after April 27, 2012, from the IBM support website at:

http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/Overview/Software/WebSphere/WebSphere_DataPower_XC10_Appliance

For information about WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.0, refer to Hardware Announcement 111-043, dated April 05, 2011.

For information on WebSphere Application Server V8.5 and WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile, refer to Software Announcement 212-109, dated April 24, 2012.

For additional information on WebSphere Appliance Management Center for WebSphere Appliances, refer to 112-064, dated April 24, 2012.

For additional information on Application Infrastructure, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/products/us/en/category/SW600

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US 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


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The DataPower XC10 Appliance complements the WebSphere Application Server family of products. It provides a distributed caching platform for WebSphere business applications, and can run with WebSphere Application Server V6.1, and later. The DataPower XC10 Appliance provides a simple network-attached cache supporting more sophisticated caching scenarios where logic and data are co-located as compared to the IBM caching platform software offering, WebSphere eXtreme Scale. WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale software integrates WebSphere eXtreme Scale and WebSphere Business events into a single product supporting customers with high volumes of business events flowing through their enterprise.

The DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.1 offers excellent value for your business-critical web applications that:

Examples include:



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For information about WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.5, refer to Software Announcement 212-099, dated April 24, 2012.

For information about IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance V2.0, refer to Software Announcement 111-043, dated April 05, 2011.

For information about IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance Support Registration, refer to Software Announcement 211-136, dated April 05, 2011.

For more information on IBM Workload Deployer V3.1, refer to Hardware Announcement 111-202, dated October 04, 2011, and Software Announcement 212-171, dated April 11, 2012.

For more information about IBM PureApplication System, refer to Software Announcement 212-117, dated April 11, 2012.



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There are no product or feature changes to IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance as previously announced in Hardware Announcement 111-043, dated April 05, 2011.

 
                                     Machine
Description                          type      Model 
 
IBM WebSphere DataPower              7199      92X
 XC10 Appliance V2.1
 

Specify features

Description                          Machine  Model   Feature
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          7199     92X     6210
 C13 to GB 2099.1 (China)
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          7199     92X     6211
 C13 to AS/NZ 3112 (Australia/NZ)
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          7199     92X     6212
 C13 to IEC 309 Type 2P + Gnd
 (Europe)
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          7199     92X     6213
 C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark)
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          7199     92X     6214
 C13 to SABS 164 (S Africa)
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          7199     92X     6215
 C13 to BS 1363/A (UK)
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          7199     92X     6216
 C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Swiss)
Line cord - 2.8m, 220-240V,          7199     92X     6217
 C13 to IMQ CEI 23-16 (Italy/Chile)
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          7199     92X     6218
 C13 to SI 32 (Israel)
Line cord - 2.8m, 12A/100V,          7199     92X     6219
 C13 to KETI (Korea)
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          7199     92X     6222
 C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina)
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/125V,          7199     92X     6223
 C13 to IEC320 (Brazil)
Line cord - 2.8M 10A/250V,           7199     92X     6269
 C13(2P+Gnd) (India)
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/125V,          7199     92X     6313
 C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US)
Line cord - 2.8m, 12A/100V,          7199     92X     6314
 C13 to JIS C-8303(Japan)
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/125V,          7199     92X     6386
 C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan)
 
Rail Kit                             7199     92X     6799
 

The IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance License plus maintenance for 12 months, program number 5765-H42, has been updated to V2.1. For additional information on the various options for IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance Subscription & Support, refer to Software Announcement 211-136, dated April 05, 2011.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=112-075


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The IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance V2 Quick Start Guide is included with the appliance.

Additional information and documentation is available from the IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance Information Center at

http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/xc10/library/


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For more Technical Information of IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance, refer to the information in Hardware Announcement 111-043, dated April 05, 2011.

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Operating environment
Shipping environment
Electrical power
100 to 127 or 200 to 240 Vac at 50 Hz or 60 Hz
  Power usage:
    10 A for 120 Vac
    5 A for 220 Vac

The 7199 appliance contains two 720-watt power modules that operate at 100 to 127 Vac or 200 to 240 Vac at 50 or 60 Hz.

Both power supply modules must be connected to the same power source to prevent ground voltage potential difference between the two power modules.

Hardware requirements

For first-time configuration of the software, this appliance requires a compatible RS-232c terminal or terminal emulator with a male DB-9 serial port connector. The terminal must support the following RS-232c serial parameters:

The terminal must support ANSI/VT-100 control sequences. Microsoft™ Windows™ "Hyperterminal" and Linux™ "Minicom" are appropriate terminal emulators.

Unattended or remote installation may be performed through a network-attached terminal server.

Software requirements

The 7199 series appliance comes with IBM-supplied software. It is not possible to install any other software.

Planning information

For more planning information of IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance, refer to the information in Hardware Announcement 111-043, dated April 05, 2011.

Customer responsibilities

This product is designated for customer setup. Customer setup instructions are shipped with the product.

The DataPower XC10 Appliance V2. firmware can be downloaded after April 27, 2012, from the IBM support website at:

http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/Overview/Software/WebSphere/WebSphere_DataPower_XC10_Appliance

Security, auditability, and control

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

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WebSphere, DataPower and IBM are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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