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IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.0 delivers innovations in user experience combined with Service Level Agreement authoring and enforcement

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-096
April 24, 2012


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(Corrected on April 30, 2012)

The Description and Packaging sections are revised.

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WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository V8.0 delivers innovations in user experience combined with Service Level Agreement authoring and enforcement.

Through visibility and control, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository helps to maximize and measure the business value of your service-oriented architecture (SOA). This industry-leading solution enables you to publish, find, enrich, manage, and govern services and policies in your SOA.



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WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.0 delivers new features and benefits.

You can continue to use these space templates as is, extend, or modify them to suit your users' needs.

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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For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Description
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An SOA is the next evolutionary step to helping 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 also depends on the ability to measure your success.

Store, access, and manage information to support a successful SOA. Then report on the success. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.0 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, called service metadata, along with service consumer information to easily select, invoke, govern, reuse, and report your services. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository has tight integration with IBM SOA Foundation, an integrated, open standards-based set of software, best practices, and patterns for SOA.

Publish, find, enrich, manage, and govern

Encourage reuse

The publish and find capabilities of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository promote service reuse in SOA projects by allowing greater visibility of and easier access to existing services. The service discovery engine discovers services on WebSphere Application Server and other Application Server platforms, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, and Microsoft™.NET platforms, providing an accurate record of deployed services in your SOA. (Refer to the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Information Center for the full list of support platforms).

Faceted search offers a natural and user-friendly way to find services by allowing you to progressively refine search results using attributes, document types, or classification. In addition, full text search capability is available to search both metadata and the contents of documents stored in the system.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository helps in quickly creating or modifying business processes using existing services. A powerful query mechanism alloWebSphere you to search and find the services that best fit the requirements of a given process.

Enhance connectivity

The enrich capability enables dynamic and efficient access to services information by both runtime applications and processes that facilitate better connectivity and efficiency. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository increases runtime flexibility of applications via an enterprise service bus (ESB) by enabling selection of services and enforcement of SLA policy based on service metadata.

Optimize service usage

The manage capability enables management of service metadata, service interactions, service dependencies, and service redundancies. You can classify services based on business objectives, manage policies for service usage, and monitor how services are changed and versioned. Also, you can link related documents (such as PDF files) to service metadata. This capability helps you optimize the use of services in an SOA by exchanging rich service metadata with runtime monitoring tools and operational data stores.

Enable SOA governance

Enables SOA governance in the service lifecycle by providing:

SOA policy management

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository enables policy management across the lifecycle spanning all domains of policy. Better policy management with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository gives you the ability to track and govern your run-time policies while establishing contractual and enforceable relationships between various run-time policies and associated services. It allows you to consistently enforce the most current policies in your SOA.

These policies are discovered and interpreted dynamically during run time. By helping to ensure that your contractual obligations are strictly followed, you will benefit by mitigating the risk of lost revenue and customer dissatisfaction, and achieving higher levels of service quality and responsiveness.

Federate with other SOA repositories:

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository federates with other SOA repositories to enable governance and management of the complete service lifecycle. At the model and assemble phases, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository is complemented by repositories that specialize in managing SOA development artifacts.

In the deploy and manage phases, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository can work with configuration management databases to acquire and manage operational details of your IT infrastructure. Integration with Tivoli® CCMDB provides governance and impact analysis capabilities across services and the underlying infrastructure.

Synchronization with Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) registries allows entries created via a UDDI V3-capable product to be synchronized with entries in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. Web Services Description Language document entries (that have been created in UDDI following Best Practice: "Using Web Services Description language in a UDDI Registry" or Technical Note: "Using Web Services Description Language in a UDDI Registry, V2.0.2") can be mapped, created, and maintained including their metadata.

Policy documents stored in UDDI can also be mapped in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. The support is bidirectional, meaning that documents created in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository can be mapped into UDDI and vice versa.

Enable governance and lifecycle management of high-value applications:

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository helps your high-value applications to participate fully in enterprise SOA. Service-enabled applications from WebSphere MQ and CICS® can be published in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository enabling you to reuse, classify, describe, and govern these services like any other service in your SOA.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository can be a critical deployment component of SOA projects because it lets you:

Playing a vital role in IBM SOA Foundation

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository plays a major role in the SOA lifecycle.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository enables Service Governance needs of an enterprise. Its robust, industrial-strength capabilities help you efficiently manage access to, and governance of, services. Standard registry and repository functions for the entire software lifecycle, well-integrated with IBM SOA Foundation and other complementary third-party software solutions, make WebSphere Service Registry and Repository a valuable component of your SOA. Regardless of the level of SOA maturity in your enterprise, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository brings immediate benefits that can help accelerate your adoption of an SOA approach.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Features of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository that support use by people with disabilities include:

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM website

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository is capable as of June 15, 2012, 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 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following website

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


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WebSphere Service Registry and Repository is an integrated SOA Foundation product that lets you publish, find, enrich, manage, and govern services in the SOA.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository enables management and governance capabilities to get the most business value from your SOA. It facilitates storing, accessing, and managing service information (service metadata) so you can easily select, invoke, govern, and reuse your services.



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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language                General availability date
 
WebSphere Service Registry     All languages           June 15, 2012
and                            via electronic
Repository V8.0.0              download and Passport
                               Advantage media packs


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Program    
number     VRM       Program name
 
5724-N72   8.0.0     WebSphere Service Registry and Repository


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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

Training is available for WebSphere Service Registry and Repository.

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of WebSphere courses for IT professionals and managers are on the WebSphere Education website, visit

http://www.ibm.com/websphere/education

Refer to the WebSphere Education website for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

The WebSphere Education team delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help customers and IBM Business Partners successfully deploy SOA and integrate WebSphere middleware products to achieve the maximum benefit.

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. A study by the WebSphere Support Team showed lack of training as the third most common cause of deployment issues for three years running. Our curriculum provides a unique training value built on exclusive product knowledge direct from IBM developers cemented with expert instructors and flexible time and cost-saving training options. The WebSphere Education team works closely with product developers and services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. We draw from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students.

With over 200 courses across eight curriculums, WebSphere Education provides training that spans the spectrum of skills needs from introductory product overviews to advanced programming and administration. Hands-on labs let you work with fully functional versions of the software you are studying to round out your training experience. Several training options are available, including classroom, private customized courses or instructor-led or self-paced online learning letting you train from your office without traveling.

For more information about available education offerings, visit

http://www.ibm.com/websphere/education

Role-based skills roadmaps can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere/education/paths


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Offering Information
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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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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

A printed Quick Start Guide only is shipped with this product.

For the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.0 Information Center, visit

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/sr/v8r0/index.jsp

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. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. 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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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any hardware that is explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software, and any associated applications unmodified. The responsibility to provide a statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider (if not IBM).

Software requirements

IBM AIX

HP-UX on Itanium

Linux on x86

Linux on x86-64

Linux on IBM Power Systems

Linux on IBM System z

Sun Solaris SPARC

Microsoft Windows

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.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to Usage restriction 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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

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

Support for migration from WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.0.2, V6.1, V6.2, V6.3, V7.0, V7.5 to V8.0 is provided. In order to migrate, customers will need to apply the latest Fix Pack level available. For more information, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/integration/wsrr/support/
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 (also referred to as 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository uses the security and auditability features of the host software.

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.

Product information

Licensed function title               Product group   Product
                                                      category
 
WebSphere Service Registry and        IBM             WebSphere
Repository                            Application
                                      Integration
                                      Middleware
                                      Other
Program name                          PID           Charge unit
                                      number        description
 
WebSphere Service Registry and        5724-N72      Per PVU (1)
 Repository                                         for Linux 
                                                    on System z
WebSphere Service Registry and        5724-N72      Per PVU
 Repository                                        
WebSphere Service Registry and        5724-N72      Processor-Day
 Repository

(1) Processor Value Unit

Charge metrics definitions

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_specific_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 program licenses

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
WS Service Registry and Repository per Proc Value Unit   E02YFLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
WS Service Registry and Repository per Proc Value Unit   D59D4LL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
WS Svc Registry and Repository per Proc Value Unit SW    D59D5LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

                                                        Trade-up
                                                        part
Precursor product           Trade-up product            number
 
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Qualified Competitor        WS Svc Reg Proc Value Unit  D03PULL
                             from Qualified Comp Trdup
                             Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
WS Service Registry and Repository V8.0.0
WS Service Registry and Repository V8.0 Multiplatform    BA14AML
 Media Pk Multilingual

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.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.0.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM WebSphere Service       WebSphere Service Registry  BA14AML
 Registry and Repository     and Repository V8.0
 per Processor Value Unit    Multiplatform Media Pk
 for Linux on z              Multilingual
WebSphere Service Registry  WS Service Registry and     BA14AML
 and Repository per          Repository V8.0
 Processor Value Unit        Multiplatform Media Pk
                             Multilingual

Cross-platform products

Cross-platform products for use on System z

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on System z servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a System z server. Otherwise 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

Cross-platform product for use on System z 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.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
WS Service Reg and Rep zLinux per Proc Value Unit        E03P8LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
WS Service Reg and Rep zLinux per Proc Value Unit Lic +  D60RPLL
 SW S&S 12 Mo
WS Service Reg and Rep zLinux per Proc Value Unit SW     D60RRLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

On/Off CoD

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

WS Service Reg and Rep Processor Day Per Use-DAY, On     D59E2LL
Off Capacity on demand


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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

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
                                          Program    Form 
Program name                              number     number
 
WebSphere Service Registry and            5724-N72   L-SBRY-8QVG8Q
Repository V8.0

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

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

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

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

For clarification, note that 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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

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

Usage restriction

Yes. The supplied copies of WebSphere Application Server and DB2 Universal Database™ are for use only with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository.

For additional information refer to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support 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.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

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

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

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.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract - Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries® and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand - Software - must be signed prior to use.



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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.



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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus, if applicable. Additional information is also available at

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

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller


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Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
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Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

Power Systems, DB2 Universal Database and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

WebSphere, DataPower, IBM, Rational, Tivoli, CICS, Passport Advantage, AIX, POWER, System z, DB2, Express, iSeries, pSeries and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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