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IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 for distributed platforms delivers expandable cache to help handle explosive growth in business activity for competitive advantage

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-370
October 2, 2012


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IBM® WebSphere® eXtreme Scale delivers simple cache for enterprise applications that running on WebSphere Application Server that offers near linear scalability to a broad variety of business applications with minimal invasive changes. This can help you meet the growing needs of your business.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 can offer these key benefits:



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WebSphere eXtreme Scale is an elastic, scalable, in-memory data grid designed to enable you to handle the exponential growth of transactions for everything from web commerce, to real-time financial interactions, to online social networking and gaming.

The data grid dynamically caches, partitions, replicates, and manages application data and business logic across multiple servers. WebSphere eXtreme Scale can perform massive volumes of transaction processing with high efficiency and linear scalability. With WebSphere eXtreme Scale, you can also get qualities of service such as transactional integrity, high availability, and predictable response times.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale can be used in different ways. You can use the product as a powerful cache, as an in-memory database processing space to manage application state, or to build eXtreme Transaction Processing (XTP) applications. These XTP capabilities include an application infrastructure to support your most demanding business-critical applications.

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



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IBM AIX® , HP-UX, Linux™ , Linux on System z® , Solaris, or Microsoft™ Windows™



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Our planet is becoming increasingly interconnected, instrumented and intelligent. Around the world, more and more people now use mobile devices to access a range of services. The proliferation of mobile devices is driving the exponential growth of transactions for everything from web commerce, to real-time financial interactions, to online social networking and gaming. Not only are enterprise systems seeing higher levels of traffic than ever before, but these systems are also experiencing more spikes in usage. These spikes are caused by a combination of social media and mobile device alerts that prompt immediate access to these systems. Today's enterprises face the challenge of scaling their business-critical systems in a cost-effective manner to meet increase in demand while enhancing application performance to keep pace with rising customer expectations.

The IBM WebSphere portfolio of products can help you improve business agility by overcoming traditional IT performance limitations. The products can help you generate the levels of global scale, process efficiencies and business intelligence that you need for smarter business outcomes such as sustainable competitive advantage, higher revenues and avoidance of potential fines that could stem from inconsistent response and service-level agreement violations.

The IBM WebSphere family of caching products, including IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale platform and the IBM WebSphere DataPower® XC10 appliance, can help enable your business applications process billions of transactions a day with efficiency and near-linear scalability. IBM caching products are designed to work in heterogeneous environments throughout application server platforms and virtualization environments.

The following describes the benefits of a WebSphere eXtreme Scale grid, consisting of distributed servers and clients (distributed or z/OS® ), as a whole.

A WebSphere eXtreme Scale grid, with distributed servers and distributed or z/OS clients, can deliver extreme transaction processing capabilities that can help ensure you have a Smart service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based application infrastructure to support your most demanding business-critical applications. A WebSphere eXtreme Scale grid can help you to overcome traditional IT performance limitations to generate the levels of global scale, process efficiencies, and business intelligence needed for smarter business outcomes, such as sustainable competitive advantage and maximized revenues.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale is designed to work in heterogeneous environments across all leading platforms and server virtualization environments. It can process massive volumes of transactions with extreme efficiency and linear scalability. WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 operates as an in-memory data grid that dynamically processes, partitions, replicates, and manages application data and business logic across hundreds of servers.

With WebSphere eXtreme Scale, you get capabilities that can extend the value of a linearly scalable elastic data store to a broad range of business applications that utilize the WebSphere Application Server dynamic cache service. WebSphere eXtreme Scale can ease the burden on the application developer by handling many of the common data store exception and retry tasks. In addition, WebSphere eXtreme Scale can be integrated into existing management tools.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 for distributed platforms offers these new features:

WebSphere eXtreme Scale can enhance applications to support growing business needs through the following innovative usage scenarios and configurations:

Extreme scalability of application patterns and usage scenarios are facilitated by the use of a non-centralized, peering configuration, and dynamic deployment model, allowing WebSphere eXtreme Scale maps to span numerous JVMs and allowing extremely large datasets.

In addition, WebSphere eXtreme Scale lets you add more partitions to help increase capacity. It includes efficient, new algorithms to allow in-memory caches to grow elastically as the number of available JVMs or actual machines changes.

Traditionally distributed cache products use Map APIs as their primary programming model. WebSphere eXtreme Scale offers this, and allows graphs of objects to be easily pushed to the cache. Simple Java objects can be annotated, and a simpler API can transparently allow these graphs to be fetched from the grid, as well as to push any changes made by the application back to the grid. This can significantly simplify programming compared with traditional JCache or Map-based APIs.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale now gives you the flexibility to deploy caching technology that is accessible to both Java and .NET client applications, where it is most beneficial for your business and provides the administration and monitoring capabilities to manage and see the overall health and content of the grid. Additionally, .NET clients are also able to access the grid alongside Java clients, enabling Java-based applications to provide data to the grid which can then be read by a .NET client or vice versa. The data is stored in the grid in a common data format equally accessible to either Java or .NET clients.

Further, as the amount of data within the data grid grows, and usage scenarios become more ubiquitous, it is increasingly important to address challenges related to operational flexibility. A major challenge relates to managing a data grid that runs on thousands of servers.

The WebSphere eXtreme Scale Catalog Service automatically lays out data (primaries and replicas) across the set of online servers in a balanced fashion. As servers are started or stopped, it automatically adjusts and elastically moves data across the grid to help ensure that failed replica servers are replaced. It spreads the data across all servers in the grid, helping you to achieve optimum performance and continuous availability.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale offers a flexible approach to the deployment of grid components or an existing cluster packaging and deployment framework. This is accomplished via the introduction of a centralized coordinator service, called the Catalog Service, that can help:

The WebSphere Application Server console extensions allow administrators and deployers to enable eXtreme Scale session persistence, and to enable eXtreme Scale as a Dynacache provider directly from the WebSphere Application Server console. Administrators and deployers can monitor eXtreme Scale grids in a fashion that is already integrated into their current usage flows. The WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 console can support AIX (32-bit), AIX (64-bit), Linux x86, Linux x86-64, and Windows (32-bit and 64-bit).

For complete product information, visit

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

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested via the IBM website at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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WebSphere eXtreme Scale complements the WebSphere Application Server family of products by providing a distributed caching platform for WebSphere business applications and can run with many WebSphere stack products. WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 goes beyond these simple network attached cache capabilities, providing a flexible and robust solution enabling more sophisticated caching scenarios where applications and data may be located on the same server.



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For unique information about WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS , refer to Software announcement 212-367, dated October 2, 2012.

For information about IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance, refer to Hardware announcement 112-075, dated April 24, 2012.

For information about DataPower Appliance Support Registration, refer to Hardware announcement 211-136, dated April 5, 2011.

For complete information about WebSphere application Server V8.5 Liberty Profile, refer to Software announcement 212-109, dated April 24, 2012, for distributed platforms, and Software announcement 212-106, dated April 24, 2012, for z/OS .



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Program                Program
number         VRM     name

5724-X67       V8.6    IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale 


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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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No publications are shipped with this product.

The following WebSphere eXtreme Scale user assistance is available:

All of the above are available from the WebSphere eXtreme Scale portal at

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/extremescale

For optimal viewing of this documentation on the Internet, you need a web browser that supports HTML 4 and CSS. To view a downloaded version of the InfoCenter, you must have a copy of either the WebSphere Help System or Eclipse installed on your local machine. Terms and conditions for use of the machine readable files are shipped with the files.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware and software requirements for WebSphere eXtreme Scale

AIX platform

Hardware requirements

AIX (32-bit)


Note: 64-bit hardware is required to run AIX V6.1 (POWER4, POWER5, or POWER6® systems only).

Architecture models that use 604e processors are not 64-bit capable and will not run AIX V6.1.

AIX (64-bit)


Note: 64-bit hardware is required to run AIX V6.1 (POWER4, POWER5, or POWER6 systems only).

Architecture models that use 604e processors are not 64-bit capable and will not run AIX V6.1.

Operating systems

Software requirements

HP-UX Intel™ Itanium™

Hardware requirements

Operating systems (64-bit)

Software requirements

Linux on x86

Hardware requirements

Operating systems (32-bit)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Software requirements

Linux x86-64

Hardware requirements

Operating systems (32-bit)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Operating systems (64-bit)

Software requirements

Linux on IBM System z

Hardware requirements

Operating systems (32-bit)

http://www.redhat.com/rhel/
http://www.novell.com/products/server9/
http://www.novell.com/products/server/

Operating systems (64-bit)

Software requirements

Linux on POWER

Hardware requirements

IBM POWER family of processors or IBM BladeCenter® (32-bit and 64-bit)

Operating systems (32-bit and 64-bit)

Software requirements

Solaris SPARC

Hardware requirements

Operating systems (32-bit)

Operating systems (64-bit)

Software requirements

Solaris x64

Hardware requirements

Operating systems (64-bit)

Software requirements

Windows

Hardware requirements

For Windows (32-bit)

For Windows (64-bit)

Operating systems

For Windows (32-bit)

Supported for application design, development, and testing; no support for production use:

Supported for production use include:

For Windows (64-bit)

Software requirements

Hardware and software requirements for WebSphere eXtreme Scale console

The following describes the unique hardware and software requirements for running the WebSphere eXtreme Scale console. The console can monitor WebSphere eXtreme Scale on supported platforms. This section describes the requirements for running the console run-time itself.

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.

Companion products

The following products could be purchased with this product:

Limitations

WebSphere Application Server client applications can access remote WebSphere eXtreme Scale grids and can locally cache data via the WebSphere eXtreme Scale "near cache" technology. Additionally, WebSphere eXtreme Scale can be used as a local cache.

Planning information

Installability

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 (Software Maintenance) 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 ships on DVDs.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system. 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 only available 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

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

Product group: WebSphere
 
  Product Identifier Description     (PID)
  IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale        5724-X67
 
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other
Charge metric
                                      PID         Charge unit
Program name                          number      description
  
IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale          5724-X67     Processor Value Unit
 
IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale          5724-X67     Processor Value Unit
 for Linux on System z

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

Passport Advantage

Product description                 Product ID
 
IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale         5724-X67

Passport Advantage

A complete listing of part numbers for IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6:

Description                                              Part number
WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 
 
  Per Processor Value Unit
   License + Software S&S 12 months                      D572PLL
   Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months                 E02E9LL
   Software S&S reinstatement 12 months                  D572QLL
 

Passport Advantage trade up

Below is a list of precursor products for which you must have already acquired a license, in order to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses using the trade-up part numbers.

Precursor product      Trade-up product       Trade-up part number
 
List description of    List description of    List the trade up part
the precursor (from)   the trade up (to)      number here
product here           product here
 
Qualified            WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 
competitor           Trade up from Qualified Competitor     D0A4NLL
                       Per Processor Value Unit
                       License + Software S&S 12 months
 
 Qualified          WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6
 competitor           for Linux on System z
                      Trade up from Qualified Competitor     D0A4PLL
                      Per Processor Value Unit
                      License + Software 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 products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Media pack description                     Part number
 
IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale                BA159ML
   for Multiplatforms V8.6
   Multilingual Multimedia 128 Bit
   Encryption 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 eXtreme Scale V8.6 for Linux on System z 
 
Per Processor Value Unit
License + Software S&S 12 months               D572MLL
Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months          E02E8LL
Software S&S reinstatement 12 months           D572NLL
 
Trade up from Qualified Competitor             D0A4PLL
 Per Processor Value Unit
 License + Software S&S 12 months

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale       (5724-X67)

Part
number    Description
 
D60QWLL    WebSphere eXtreme Scale
           per processor day On/Off CoD
           temp use charge

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, that includes terms and IBM License Metric Tool ordering information, visit

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


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

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.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form number

IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6: L-CFIN-8XRRN7

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

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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

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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.

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

Yes

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.

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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
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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