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IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.2 enhances security, reliability, and performance for trading partner business-to-business integration, along with significantly improved usability features

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-378
November 11, 2008

 
 ENUS208-378.PDF (124KB)

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WebSphere® Partner Gateway V6.2 enhancements include:

  • Improved WebSphere Transformation Extender integration support
  • Enhanced security through Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) support
  • Increased import and export capabilities
  • Improved usability and performance
  • Simplified archiving from WebSphere Partner Gateway console
  • Easier migration and automatic upgrade capability

For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).


 
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WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.2 incorporates and builds upon the capabilities of WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1 by adding substantial new functional enhancements, packaging, performance, and usability improvements. These include:

  • Integration with WebSphere Transformation Extender using WebSphere Partner Gateway's extensibility framework
  • ISA V4 support for log file collection and transmission
  • Certificate upload and configuration enhancements
  • Links to error messages with message details
  • WebSphere Partner Gateway first steps page enhancements
  • Scripts to update WebSphere Partner Gateway settings for relocation and redeployment
  • Prompt to restart WebSphere Partner Gateway when required after changes
  • Ability to run installation verification test (IVT) at the end of WebSphere Partner Gateway component installation
  • Ability to export and import complete WebSphere Partner Gateway configuration
  • Support for auto-upgrade to minimize manual upgrade effort
  • Console-based archiver with scheduler
  • Ability to federate into an existing WebSphere Application Server cell
  • Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) support
  • CPP/CPA Editor for ebXML Message Service(ebMS)
  • Improved archiver performance
  • Improved document throughput performance for AS2 and large files

WebSphere Partner Gateway provides centralized and consolidated business-to-business (B2B) trading partner and transaction management to enable and manage process and data integration with trading partners. It is an integral part of the WebSphere service oriented architecture (SOA), Business Process Management (BPM) and Connectivity portfolio of products. WebSphere Partner Gateway enables participation in SOA implementations and allows companies to integrate their trading partners within their BPM implementations.

WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.2 continues to be available in two editions, Advanced Edition and Enterprise Edition, which provide the same functionality, but are licensed differently. Advanced Edition is licensed to support a specified number of external trading partner connections and Enterprise Edition is licensed to support an unlimited number of external trading partner connections.


 
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WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.2 Advanced and Enterprise Editions support selected IBM AIX®, Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, SUSE Linux, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, and Microsoft® Windows® operating system platforms.

For detailed information on prerequisites and system requirements, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wspartnergateway/sysreqs

 
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  • December 12, 2008, electronic delivery (IBM AIX, Linux on Intel®, Linux on POWER™, Sun Solaris, HP-UX on Itanium® platform, and Microsoft Windows platforms)
  • January 16, 2009, media (IBM AIX, Linux on Intel, Linux on POWER, Sun Solaris, HP-UX on Itanium platform, and Microsoft Windows platforms)

 
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WebSphere Partner Gateway enables the definition, deployment, and operation of a robust and flexible B2B environment to consolidate and centralize management of a company's B2B communications with trading partner communities. It provides a single point of control for interactions among partners and robust security features at the edge of the enterprise.

WebSphere Partner Gateway V V6.2 offers enhanced integration with WebSphere Transformation Extender for industry standard data formats, added support for Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), and enhanced ebXML support with a new CPP/CPA trading profile editor. V6.2 also offers increased performance with large files, archiving, and AS2 message processing. These enhancements improve usability and serviceability of WebSphere Partner Gateway.

New in V6.2

WebSphere Transformation Extender integration using WebSphere Partner Gateway extensibility framework - Delivers out of the box integration with WebSphere Transformation Extender. This provides EDI-X12, EDIFACT, any-to-any transformation using the WebSphere Partner Gateway User Exit framework, reducing the effort needed for you to build custom integration points for WebSphere Transformation Extender.

ISA plug-in for log file collection and transmission - Helps you to collect and send required logging information when trouble shooting problems. The enhanced ISA plug-in collects all of the necessary logs and traces for problem resolution.

Links to error messages - Provides links to the error messages where detailed information on the error is available.

WebSphere Partner Gateway first steps page enhancements - Gives you the ability to start and stop WebSphere Partner Gateway applications (receiver, console and router) from the first step page.

Script to update the WebSphere Partner Gateway settings in relocation and redeployment - Enables you to update the IP Address and host name while relocating or redeploying WebSphere Partner Gateway.

Prompt to restart WebSphere Partner Gateway when required - Alerts you when the WebSphere Partner Gateway servers need a restart in the event there are changes in the WebSphere Partner Gateway configuration.

Run installation verification test (IVT) on completion of WebSphere Partner Gateway component installation - Runs tests to ensure the WebSphere Partner Gateway installation is successful.

Export and import complete WebSphere Partner Gateway configuration - Allows you to export and import the entire configuration information from WebSphere Partner Gateway.

Auto-upgrade support - Lets you automatically upgrade the existing WebSphere Partner Gateway version eliminating any manual effort associated with the upgrade.

Console based archiver with scheduler - Simplifies the archiver process by providing you with the capability to configure and schedule archiver activity from WebSphere Partner Gateway console. This significantly reduces the administrative work involved in archiver.

Federate into an existing WebSphere Partner Gateway cell - Provides support for installing WebSphere Partner Gateway on the existing WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment (ND) cell. This enables your partner to manage their applications in a single WebSphere Partner Gateway cell.

SFTP support - Provides secure communications over SSH Secure Shell.

CPP/CPA editor for ebMS - Lets your partner create CPP/CPA documents quickly and efficiently to reduce the partner on-boarding time.

Performance improvements - Enhances archiver performance by allowing your partner to run the archiver without bringing down the servers. This enables data to be archived and purged quickly. Document throughput is also improved for AS2 and AS3 documents, including large files.

Installation on WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.2 Advanced Edition and Enterprise Edition include WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V6.1. Customers who are licensed to use WebSphere Application Server V6.1 or WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V6.1 can optionally install WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.2 on their existing WebSphere Application Server V6.1 installations.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. 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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.2 is capable as of December 12, 2008, 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) can be requested at

http://www-03.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

 
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WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.2 is an updated release of WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1. V6.2 provides an Advanced Edition and an Enterprise edition. WebSphere Partner Gateway Express is still available and supported as WebSphere Partner Gateway Express V6.0.

The Passport Advantage® licensing and maintenance part numbers for V6.0 will carry forward to V6.2, but there will be new part numbers for ordering the media packs. The V6.2 media packs are available for each supported platform and each media pack has a unique ordering part number. The V6.0 media packs remain available to licensed V6.0 trading partners who may, for whatever reason, need additional copies of the V6.0 media. Customers who are using WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.0, V6.1 or V6.1.1 are encouraged to upgrade to V6.2.


 
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Program               Program
number        VRM     name
 
5724-L68      6.2     WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition
5724-L69      6.2     WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition

 
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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 Web site

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

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

Education support is available for the products in this announcement. Refer to the following Web sites

For additional information or assistance, contact your IBM representative or authorized Business Partner.


 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage Web site

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

 
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A Quick Start Guide is shipped with each of these products. Other publications are available from the IBM Information Center. Refer to

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/integration/wspartnergateway/library/ infocenter

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

AIX operating environment

  • Processor: System i® or System p® model at 600 MHz or faster
  • Main memory: 2 GB minimum
  • Hard disk: Minimum 1.3 GB (1350™ MB) available disk space for installation

HP-UX on Itanium operating environment

  • Processor: Intel Itanium 2 processor
  • Main memory: 2 GB minimum
  • Hard disk: Minimum 1 GB (1080 MB) available disk space for installation

Linux for Intel (x86 and x86-64) operating environment

  • Processor: Intel Pentium® at 2 GHz or faster (or) Intel Xeon® at 3 GHz or faster
  • Main memory: 2 GB minimum
  • Hard disk: Minimum 1.3 GB (1350 MB) available disk space for installation

Linux for POWER operating environment

  • Linux for IBM System i operating environment
    • Processor: System i models that support logical partitioning (LPAR) (64-bit kernel support only) with a minimum of 450 commercial processing workload (CPW) in the Linux partition
    • Main memory: 2 GB minimum
    • Hard disk: Minimum 1.3 GB (1350 MB) available disk space for installation
  • Linux for IBM System p operating environment
    • Processor: System p models that support Linux (64-bit kernel support only)
    • Main memory: 2 GB minimum
    • Hard disk: Minimum 1.3 GB (1350 MB) free disk space for installation

Sun Solaris operating environment

  • Processor: Sun SPARC at 750 MHz or faster
  • Main memory: 2 GB minimum
  • Hard disk: Minimum 1.3 GB (1350 MB) available disk space for installation

Microsoft Windows operating environment

  • Processor: Intel Pentium(x86 and x86-64) at 2 GHz or faster or Intel Xeon at 3 GHz or faster
  • Main memory: 2 GB minimum
  • Hard disk: Minimum 1.3 GB (1350 MB) available disk space for installation

For details, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wspartnergateway/sysreqs
Software requirements

AIX operating environment

  • For 32-bit, AIX 5L™ V5.2 and V5.3
  • For 64-bit, AIX 5L V5.2 and V5.3

HP-UX operating environment - For 64-bit Itanium, HP-UX 11i Version 2, 3

Linux for Intel (x86) operating environment

32-bit, one of the following:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Version 4 and 5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Version 9 and 10

64-bit, one of the following:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Version 5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Version 10

Linux for POWER operating environment

32-bit, one of the following:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, Version 4 and Version 5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Version 10.

64-bit, one of the following:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, Version 4 and Version 5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Version 10

Sun Solaris operating environment - For 32-bit, Sun Solaris (SPARC) operating environment, Version 9 or 10

Microsoft Windows operating environment

32-bit, one of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise

64-bit, one of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition

Other software requirements

Application server, one of the following:

  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, V6.1 (included for use with WebSphere Partner Gateway only)
  • WebSphere Application Server, V6.1 (optional)

Web browser for console access, one of the following:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer, Version 6.0 with Service Pack (SP™) 1 or later
  • Mozilla, Version 1.4 or 1.7

A Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)-based e-mail relay server for e-mail alert delivery and SMTP message delivery

Databases, one of the following:

  • DB2 Universal Database™ Enterprise Server Edition V8.2 Fixpack 7
  • DB2® Enterprise Server Edition V9.1 Fixpack 3
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition V9.5 (included with terms and conditions limitations for use with WebSphere Partner Gateway only)
  • Oracle Enterprise Edition 9i, Release 2 (9.2.0.8)
  • Oracle Enterprise Edition 10g, Release 1 (10.1.0.5)
  • Oracle Enterprise Edition 10g, Release 2 (10.2.0.3).
  • Oracle 11i

For details, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wspartnergateway/sysreqs

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.

Planning information

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

Both the Advanced Edition and the Enterprise Edition of WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.2 are available via Passport Advantage electronic download and also as Passport Advantage media packs.

  • Separate media packs are available for each operating system platform for both Advanced and Enterprise Editions. Each media pack supports a selected operating platform.
  • Each media pack contains all the languages that are supported for that operating system and/or environment.

Refer to the Ordering information section for more details about the available media packs.

WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.2 also packages DB2 Workgroup Server Edition V9.5 and WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 6.1 for use with WebSphere Partner Gateway. Refer to the license information document for related restrictions associated with the use of these additional products.

A Quick Start Guide is included with each media pack. Other publications are available via the IBM Information Center. Refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wspartnergateway/library/ infocenter

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and license information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and license information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.2 uses the security and auditability features of the Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Application Server that this code runs on.

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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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/

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

 
Licensed function title           Product group      Product category
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway     IBM                WebSphere
 Advanced Edition                 Application
                                  Integration
                                  Middleware
                                  Other
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway     IBM                WebSphere
 Enterprise Edition               Application
                                  Integration
                                  Middleware
                                  Other
 
Charge metric
 
 
Program name                 PID number         Charge metric
 
WebSphere Partner Gateway    5724-L68           Value Unit
 Advanced Edition
 
WebSphere Partner Gateway    5724-L68           Sub-capacity Value Unit
 Advanced Edition
 
WebSphere Partner Gateway    5724-L68           Connection 
 Advanced Edition
 
WebSphere Partner Gateway    5724-L69           Value Unit
 Enterprise Edition
 
WebSphere Partner Gateway    5724-L69           Sub-capacity Value Unit
 Enterprise Edition

Value Unit (VU)

VU is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. VU entitlements are based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement, either users or resources, for the given program. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of VUs required for your environment as defined by the specific program terms. The VU entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with VU entitlements of another program. To understand these benefits of VU licensing, and to determine how many VUs to obtain for the program, contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For ordering information, refer to Software Announcement 207-049, dated March 20, 2007.

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.

 
                                                           Part
Media Pack Description                                     number
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.2        BM053ML
 Microsoft Windows, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.2        BM054ML
  Linux Intel, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.2        BM055ML
  Linux POWER, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.2        BM0056ML
  AIX, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.2        BM057ML
  Sun Solaris, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.2        BM058ML
  HP-UX, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.2      BM059ML
 Microsoft Windows, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.2      BM05AML
  Linux Intel, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.2      BM05BML
  Linux POWER, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.2      BM05CML
  AIX, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.2      BM05DML
  Sun Solaris, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.2      BM05EML
  HP-UX, Multilingual
 

Sub-capacity for selected middleware products

Sub-capacity licensing on a per processor or per Value Unit basis is available for selected middleware products. To offer sub-capacity licensing, IBM software products implement IBM Tivoli® License Manager within their offerings so that you can monitor and report quarterly to IBM on the use of the programs on a continuous basis.

More information can be found on the Passport Advantage Web site

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

Eligibility requirements for sub-capacity licensing

To be eligible for sub-capacity licensing terms on this product, you must agree to install and configure IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software, in accordance with the IBM Tivoli License Manager publications, and to enable the collection of program use data on all eligible machines subject to sub-capacity terms.

For those machines running programs with sub-capacity licensing terms, you must use IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software to monitor program use and submit to IBM an IBM Use Report each calendar quarter. Multiple copies of IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software or IBM Tivoli License Manager are not required. You can use more copies if you need them to support your operational environment, but only one copy is required to monitor all your sub-capacity licensed products.

Additionally, if this is the first product you have licensed under sub-capacity terms, you must agree to the terms of an attachment to your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express contract and submit a new Passport Advantage enrollment form. First-time sub-capacity clients also have an opportunity to ensure a primary business contact is established for their contracts.

For more information on required and entitled license capacity, license requirements, and reporting, refer to the Software Announcement 205-093, dated April 19, 2005.

If you order (this product) under sub-capacity terms, IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software will be made available to you if you do not already have one. You must install and configure this tool for your sub-capacity products. Alternately, you can use Tivoli License Manager. Once the license manager software is installed, you will be required to register online. (IBM may need to contact you in order to finalize the registration process.) You must monitor program use on a continuous basis with IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software and submit IBM Use Reports to IBM on a calendar quarterly basis.

IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software is documented in the following customer publications, which are available from IBM Publications Center at

http://www.elink.ibmlink.ibm.com/public/applications/publications/cgi bin/pbi.cgi?
Publication                                Form
 
Planning, Installation, and Configuration  SC32-1431
Administration                             SC32-1430
Problem Determination                      SC32-9102
Data Dictionary                            SC32-1432
Release Notes                              SC32-1429

For IBM Tivoli License Manager configuration guidance and instructions for specific products (including this product) acquired with sub-capacity terms, refer to

http://www.lotus.com/sub-capacity

The Web site will give you information about how to set up the product for detection by IBM Tivoli License Manager, any required maintenance, and any required steps that are unique to this product.

Sub-capacity

WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition

WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition

For ordering information, refer to Software Announcement 207-049, dated March 20, 2007.


 
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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.

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.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program 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. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License information form number
  • L-PVRO-7JQBAN -- WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.2
  • L-PVRO-7JQBHL -- WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.2

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

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 will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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 Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates, 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

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.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

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

Yes. For additional information, refer to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) 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 (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 (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.

While your Software Subscription and Support (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, only 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 (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

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

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:

  • AIX 5L V5.1, or later, on an IBM System p 690 or equivalent partition-capable operating system and machine
  • OS/400® V5R1, or later, running on an IBM System i
  • Linux running in an LPAR under AIX 5L V5.1, OS/400 V5R1, or in a partition on an equivalent partition-capable operating system and server

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:

  • Install and use, when available, IBM license use management program, which installs with eligible IBM programs.
  • Install available updates to the operating system and eligible products such that license use can be accurately managed.
  • Determine if the use of sub-capacity pricing terms results in a reduced requirement for entitlements; you can reallocate the entitlement difference by distributing entitlements across a larger or different set of systems, or reserve them for future growth. There will be no refunds for these freed up entitlements. Subscription, Software Maintenance and support volumes, and entitlements for existing contracts will continue at the same levels as the acquired licenses.

 
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There is no new pricing with this announcement.

For current prices, visit

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

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the following Passport Advantage Web site

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IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

 
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Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
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Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
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