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IBM WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV extends features and functions to TIBCO Rendezvous clients

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-111
May 22, 2007

 

 ENUS207111.PDF (42KB)

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Technical information
TOC link Overview TOC link Software Services
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
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At a glance

WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV extends WebSphere Message Broker with input and output nodes that support native TIBCO Rendezvous connectivity:

  • Supports reliable and certified messaging
  • Connects applications using TIBCO messaging to an IBM enterprise service bus (ESB)
  • Provides assured delivery between application domains with WebSphere MQ messaging backbone
  • Protects and enhances existing investments in TIBCO messaging infrastructure; noninvasive
  • Enables TIBCO RV clients to consolidate their messaging infrastructure with a universal ESB

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Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

IBM WebSphere® Message Broker delivers universal connectivity and transformation through a powerful Enterprise Service Bus. As a market share leader in the application integration and connectivity market, WebSphere Message Broker extends the integration of your service-oriented architecture (SOA) to encompass your entire enterprise, and beyond.

WebSphere Message Broker acts as a message and protocol switch, enabling you to connect disparate applications and business data across multiple platforms, and to provide transformation and intelligent routing capabilities for all your business information. It makes business data available exactly where you want it, and in the format you need it to support your business objectives.

With the release of WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV, IBM broadens its leadership in business integration by extending the unique set of value-added features and functions available with Message Broker to existing TIBCO RV clients. This offering includes a set of nodes specifically designed to protect investment in existing applications that today rely on TIBCO messaging, and enabling the reuse of those assets within a broader SOA.

  • Chief executives can generate new return on investment by extending their legacy TIBCO messaging infrastructure with a powerful ESB.
  • Corporate information officers can leverage existing TIBCO Rendezvous backbones to build a robust, reliable ESB that meets the most stringent performance and compliance requirements.
  • Operations executives can reduce operational costs with noninvasive integration of TIBCO Rendezvous messaging backbones and new, value-add IT infrastructure.

 
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Key prerequisites
  • TIBCO Rendezvous 6, TIBCO Rendezvous 7, or later
  • WebSphere Message Broker for Multiplatforms V6.0 with fix for APAR IY77292, or later, on IBM AIX®, HP-UX, Linux™ x86, Sun Solaris, or Microsoft™ Windows™
  • Java™ API classes for WMQ feature for WebSphere MQ
  • JVM V1.4.2, or later, recommended

 
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Planned availability date

  • May 25, 2007, electronic software delivery
  • June 22, 2007, media and documentation

 
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Description

WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV extends WebSphere Message Broker with a set of built-in nodes that provide native connectivity to TIBCO Rendezvous messaging backbones. Standard TIBCO Rendezvous offers reliable messaging and is supported by the RVInput and RVOutput nodes. TIBCO Rendezvous certified messaging is handled with the RVInputCM and RVOutputCM nodes.

The full function of WebSphere Message Broker is now available to integrate applications and solutions that rely on TIBCO Rendezvous messaging. WebSphere Message Broker also has a broad portfolio of optional IBM and IBM Business Partner nodes that deliver complementary functions.

New capabilities available for users of WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV include:

  • Publish and subscribe to TIBCO Rendezvous messages
  • Propagate WebSphere MQ header and properties to TIBCO Rendezvous
  • Append to WebSphere MQ from TIBCO Rendezvous data tag and values
  • Configurable TIBCO transport properties
  • Full Broker function available to apply on TIBCO Rendezvous message content
  • Eclipse plug-ins for easy installation
  • Sample message flow and documentation

WebSphere Message Broker offers the following key capabilities and benefits to TIBCO Rendezvous users.

Advanced ESB

  • Distribute any type of information across and between multiple, diverse systems and applications, providing delivery of the right information, in the right format, at the right time.
  • Reduce the complexity of point-to-point interconnections and simplify application programming through separation of integration logic from application and process logic.
  • Powerful publish-and-subscribe engine routes information in real time based on topic and content to any endpoint.
  • Validate and transform messages in-flight between any combination of different message formats, including Web Services, other XML, and non-XML formats.
  • Route messages based on (evaluated) business rules to match information content and business processes.
  • Improve business agility by dynamically reconfiguring information distribution patterns without reprogramming end-point applications.
  • Access control to securely deliver personalized information to the right place at the right time.
  • Additional function now available to provide integration with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for true SOA governance.

Web Services support

  • Mediates (provides routing, transformation, and logging) between Web Services requesters and providers.
  • Mediates between Web Services and other integration models as both a service requester and a service provider.
  • Works with the latest implementations of standards such as Web Services Definition Language (WSDL), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Java Message Service (JMS), and Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP)
  • Offers toolkit support for drag and drop of WSDL, speeding invocation of Web Services or processing WSDL messages. Build flows directly from existing WSDL definitions and XML schema definitions.

Integration without bounds

  • Integrated WebSphere MQ transports for enterprise, mobile, real-time, multicast, and telemetry end points extend the reach, scope and scale of the enterprise integration bus out to mobile and handheld devices along with embedded devices such as sensors or actuators.
  • Enable the secure and seamless interaction of enterprise applications with thousands of users within the intranet and across the Internet.
  • Extend business integration to the mobile, wireless, and telemetry environments — from the smallest sensor to the latest PDA.
  • Use multicast to optimize network use when broadcasting information such as real-time market data.
  • Provide native JMS interoperability, acting as a bridge between any combinations of different JMS providers.

Unmatched performance and lower cost of ownership

  • WebSphere Message Broker delivers unmatched performance across all platforms, offering high-speed, reliable data movement.
  • Robust vertical and horizontal scaling enables Message Broker to maximize your infrastructure and multiprocessor environments to deliver a true enterprise-class ESB.
  • Superior performance, scalability, and manageability as compared to leading competitors in the business integration space.

Extend your infrastructure with broader reach and applicability

  • Extend your existing infrastructure without the need for costly replacement solutions.
  • Centralized administration of distributed Message Brokers improves flexibility and control, now enabling easy administration of production Brokers through the WebSphere MQ Explorer.
  • More granular security with support for database user ID and password.
  • Accounting and statistics reports support usage-based charges and performance analysis for internal business chargeback.
  • Rapid testing with single-click execution.
  • Rapid deployment and administration.
  • Custom message processing extensions in Java and C.
  • Product extensions previously available from IBM as downloads now packaged with the product and available through a one-click installation option.

WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV supports TIBCO Rendezvous V6, or later, and extends WebSphere Message Broker V6 on IBM AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV is capable as of June 22, 2007, when used in accordance with IBM's associated 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.

You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance at

IPLA and subscription and support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single proof of entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
 
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Product positioning

WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV extends the reach of IBM's advanced ESB offering. Now applications that share information across a WebSphere MQ messaging backbone can also publish and subscribe to information shared across a TIBCO Rendezvous information bus. This eliminates a perceived obstacle for clients who want to choose best-of-breed software products from the WebSphere portfolio, or who are considering high-performance IBM hardware platforms but perhaps feel constrained to do so by a dependence on a TIBCO messaging backbone.

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WebSphere and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any vendor hardware explicitly compatible with and fully capable of running the specified operating system, the corresponding supporting software, and associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.

Server requirements:

  • IBM System p™, p Series, or RS/6000® processor machines
  • Sun Microsystems SPARC processor machines
  • Sun Microsystems AMD64 and EM64T processor machines
  • Hewlett-Packard HP-9000 processor machines with PA-RISC processors
  • Hewlett-Packard HP Integrity server machines
  • IBM System x™, xSeries®, and Intel®- based systems (or equivalent) from various manufacturers

Message Brokers Toolkit: Any Intel Pentium® III, or above, processor-based IBM PC, or compatible, with at least 700 MHz processor speed and a minimum of 512 MB RAM.

Software requirements

WebSphere® Message Brokers Toolkit: WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV with the Message Brokers Toolkit graphical tooling is supported on the following environments:

Linux™ x86: Mozilla V1.4.2, or later, with one of the following:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Advanced Server V3.0 (plus Update 2)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9

Windows™

  • Microsoft™ Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition

Note:

  • The Toolkit requires any Intel Pentium III, or above, processor-based IBM PC, or compatible, with at least 700 MHz processor speed and a minimum of 512 MB of RAM.
  • A minimum display resolution of 1024 x 768 is recommended.

WebSphere Message Broker Server: WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV with the Message Broker Server is supported on the following environments:

AIX®

  • AIX V5.2 (plus maintenance level 3)
  • AIX V5.3 (maintenance level 2)

HP-UX on PA-RISC: HP-UX 11i v1 (B.11.11) plus December 2003 QPK, or later

HP-UX on Integrity: HP-UX 11i v2 for Integrity, or later

Linux x86

  • Linux Intel IA32 Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 (plus Update 2), Kernel V2.4.21
  • Linux Intel IA32 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9, Kernel V2.6

Solaris SPARC: Solaris 9 (plus SunSolve recommended Patch Cluster level), or later

Solaris AMD64 and EM64T: Solaris 10, or later

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition

For the latest information about system requirements for WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV and prerequisite broker products, refer to the README file shipped with the product or visit the following Web sites

Customer responsibilities

Prerequisites: You must provide at least the minimum hardware and software environments in which the licensed programs operate.

Purchase requirements: You must identify the machine on which you will install WebSphere Message Broker or Event Broker and purchase the required number of processor license units (PLUs) with your order.

Problem determination (PD): PD is a customer responsibility. PD is an assessment of whether a problem is caused by hardware or software. PD is complete only when the cause of the problem is identified. This assessment includes examination of available symptoms using the PD procedures documented in the product.

Problem source identification (PSI) is a customer responsibility. PSI begins when software is determined to be the source of the problem. PSI includes tracing the source of the program to a host system control program (SCP), an application program, or another source. Assisting the customer with PSI is an IBM service and support responsibility.

Installability

Install types/options: WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV is installed on the same machines as the design-time and run-time components of the Message Broker. The user is prompted for installation parameters that govern where the program files reside. The message flows are administered and controlled by the Message Brokers Toolkit for WebSphere Studio.

Install the product on all platforms where you want to run the design-time or run-time components.

To install, use the appropriate setup program provided.

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances your productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

Packaging: WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV is supplied on a single CD-ROM, containing a separate folder with installation package for each platform:

  • AIX
  • HP-UX PA-RISC
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • Linux x86
  • Solaris SPARC
  • Solaris x86-64
  • Windows

The CD-ROM also contains the WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV User Guide in pdf format (C3468050.pdf) entitled IBM WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV — Installation, Configuration, and User Reference Guide (GC34-6805).

Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) Passport Advantage customers can download ESD images from

Business Partners can download images from

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 communication facilities.
 
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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 IBM lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends its Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, they provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit


 
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Ordering information

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

Product information

                                                Product
Licensed function title         Product group   category
 
WebSphere Message Broker        WebSphere       WebSphere
Extender for TIBCO RV                            Extensions
 
                                PID             Charge unit
Program name                    number          description
 
WebSphere Message Broker        5724-S12        Value Unit
 Extender for TIBCO RV

Charge metrics definitions

Value Unit: A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements that is based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for selected programs, there are other designated measurements such as users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for a program depends on how the program is deployed in your environment and must be obtained from a Value Unit table. You must obtain a PoE for the calculated number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to a program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Processor (Value Unit): A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processor cores require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To calculate the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the value unit table on the following Web site

With full capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of value units based on all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

Passport Advantage program licenses

WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM WebSphere Message Broker
 Extender for TIBCO RV
Msg Broker Ext for TIBCO RV                              D601JLL
 Value Unit License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
Msg Broker Ext for TIBCO RV                              D601KLL
 Value Unit SW Maint
 Reinstatement 12 Months
Msg Broker Ext for TIBCO RV                              E037ALL
 Value Unit SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
Msg Broker Ext for TIBCO V6.0.0
Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV V6.0 Media Pack     BY01PNA

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.

Msg Broker Ext for TIBCO V6.0.0

Entitled maintenance                                     Part
offerings description       Media packs description      number
 
Msg Bkr Extender TIBCO RV   Message Broker Extender      BY01PNA
 Val Unit                    for TIBCO RV V6.0 Media
                             Pack

 
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Terms and conditions

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 (LI) document and 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 Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

LI form number

                                          Program
Program name                              number     Form number
 
WebSphere Message Broker Extender         5724-S12   L-AFOS-6Z5F5L
 for TIBCO RV

The program's LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

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

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund.

For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

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

Agreement for acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:


    IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

Yes

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the 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 Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance 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 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 Guide at

Software Maintenance 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 Web site at

Volume orders (IVO): No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available on the IBM eServer® platform. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

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 IBM system. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide 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.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

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             Canada M3B 3R1
 
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