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IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.2 delivers the foundation for enabling SOA governance

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-195
July 1, 2008

 

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TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Software Services
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
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TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
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At a glance

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

  • Enable SOA governance of your services throughout the service life cycle.
  • Promote reuse and eliminate redundancies by increasing visibility of services, applications, and processes.
  • Enhance connectivity by increasing runtime flexibility of applications integrated using the enterprise service bus (ESB).
  • Optimize the use of services in SOA by exchanging rich service information with runtime monitoring tools and operational data stores.
  • Enable governance and life-cycle management of your high-value applications, such as WebSphere MQ, CICS®, and IMS™.
  • Enable policy management across the SOA life cycle spanning all categories of policy. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.2 extends the management and governance of SOA metadata and policies. This enables federated authoring, distribution, enforcement, and monitoring of SOA policies.

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Overview

WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository delivers the foundation for enabling SOA governance across the SOA continuum (basic to advanced). As you continue to adopt effective SOA solutions, the need for associating policies with services becomes an essential part of service life-cycle management and governance. The adoption of service registry and repository solutions, which help to manage service metadata, and associated SOA policies, is a key part of this updated release of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository performs critical functions in the area of SOA governance and service life-cycle management.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository helps manage service interactions and dependencies by handling policies, versioning, classification, and usage throughout the life of the service to promote optimal interaction of services in the SOA. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository enables management and governance capabilities for you 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 their service. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository delivers visibility and control of the services in the SOA. It helps drive business flexibility by managing the business services that align IT with business objectives.

With these capabilities, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository throughout the SOA life cycle (model, assemble, deploy, and manage) helps govern access, monitor service vitality, manage policies for publishing, and use and retire services.

Without proper governance and management of the services in an SOA, you could have many problems (for example, redundant assets, misalignment with business processes, lack of application consistency and integrity, no motivation to reuse assets) that indicate a general lack of control over your services.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • July 25, 2008 (electronic software delivery)
  • August 29, 2008 (media and documentation)

 
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Description

An SOA is the next evolutionary step to help IT organizations meet their ever more-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 life cycle.

Store, access, and manage information to support a successful SOA. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.2 delivers management and governance capabilities that allow you to get the most business value from your SOA. It facilitates storing, accessing, and managing service information, called service metadata, to easily select, invoke, govern, and reuse 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 both WebSphere Application Server and Microsoft®.NET platforms, allowing you to keep an accurate record of deployed services in your SOA. 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.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository helps in quickly creating or modifying business processes using existing services. A powerful query mechanism allows 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 by an enterprise service bus (ESB) by enabling selection of services based on service metadata.

Optimize service usage: The manage capability enables management of service metadata, as well as service interactions, dependencies, and 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 binary documents (such as Microsoft Word and 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 life cycle by providing:

  • Access control: Control the visibility and access to service metadata for sharing and reuse by using role-based access. Using the access-control editor, you can easily set up access-control rules that align with your business.
  • Service classification: Classify services and related metadata into groups that are meaningful in the domain of your organization and that align with your business needs. Using the classification editor, you can improve productivity by easy setup and modifications to your classification schemas.
  • Impact analysis: By maintaining relationships, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository has extensive support for analyzing the impact of service introduction, deletion, or alteration. Graphical views allow you to intuitively understand the service relationships and dependencies.
  • Service life cycle: By creating user-definable entities and customizing the service life cycle, you can configure WebSphere Service Registry and Repository precisely according to your business needs. You can implement best practices for service life-cycle management with the ability to promote services and life-cycle validations. Using customizable validators, you can guard transitions in the life-cycle states of services.
  • Governance profile: To get you started easily and quickly, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository has a well-defined service model that includes templates, associated life cycles, governance policies with a generic validator, a classification system, roles, and perspectives.

SOA policy management

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository enables policy management across the life cycle spanning all domains of policy. Better policy management with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository lets you 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.

  • Govern the life cycle of SOA policies.
    • Validate, audit, and report changes to policy.
    • Ensure Web services interoperability (WS-I) compliance.
    • Enforce service governance policies.
  • Use policy authoring tools to easily create new policies.
    • Associate policies to services to create an authoritative source of services and related metadata.
    • Store and associate policies of any domain.
  • Apply prescriptive approach to governance with new policy libraries improving time-to-value.
    • Templates for operational policies.
    • Policies that capture governance best practices.
  • Distribute SOA policies to enable enforcement by ESBs and other SOA products.

Federate with other SOA repositories: WebSphere Service Registry and Repository federates with other SOA repositories to enable governance and management of the complete service life cycle. 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 a configuration management databases to acquire and manage operational details of your IT infrastructure. Also, tight integration with WebSphere Business Services Fabric allows you to link business and technical aspects of composite business services.

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 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 life-cycle 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.

Tighter integration with WebSphere Business Services Fabric ensures consistency among business models and classification systems across your business services in WebSphere Business Services Fabric and corresponding IT services in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. It offers comprehensive service information — both at a technical level and at the business service level and enabling tighter linkage for service-oriented composite business applications.

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

  • Clear visibility into service associations and relationships. Better align IT to meet business needs by outlining business tasks and the corresponding IT services. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository supports service life-cycle management and governance to provide better control of SOA environment.
  • Share your services. You can identify common services to avoid duplication and foster reuse. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository supports discovery and reuse of services and the associated metadata and artifacts.
  • Deliver services interoperability. Make the most of existing investments and infrastructure. With the support of Web Services Description Language, XML, XML Schema Definition (XSD) Language, Service Component Architecture (SCA), and other standards including UDDI, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository delivers true interoperability.
  • Provide SOA governance. SOA governance is a catalyst for optimized SOA deployments in meeting the IT and business objectives. Your SOA can be more tightly aligned to business objectives because it is organized by business-oriented services and, if needed, also by IT. Better governance of an SOA means better business results.
  • Unlock the value of mainframe applications and databases. Mainframe applications and database interactions that are exposed as services can be published to WebSphere Service Registry and Repository and accessed by both mainframe and nonmainframe applications without invasive programming at the API level.
  • Enforce best practices. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository includes functions and flexibility to help IT groups institute standards and best practices in their SOA deployments.
  • Incrementally adopt SOA. The scalable nature of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository enables you to start your SOA small and grow as needed. You can incrementally deploy SOA alongside existing assets and processes.

Playing a vital role in IBM SOA Foundation: WebSphere Service Registry and Repository plays a major role in the SOA life cycle.

  • Model. During service modelling, you can use WebSphere Service Registry and Repository to create or reuse service taxonomies, classifications, and XML schemas. It also interacts with the service development life cycle with standard asset management solutions
  • Assemble. During service development or assembly, you can use WebSphere Service Registry and Repository to locate services for reuse and to enable service composition, such as creating new composite applications. Because the life cycle of services is managed and governed in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, it forms the authoritative source of service metadata.
  • Deploy. As part of the service deployment process, you can publish service descriptions to WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. It augments any service descriptions that already exist from development or other tools, which helps by enriching the service interaction from run times. The service metadata is optimized for access from run times.
  • Manage. To manage services that leverage system-management practices (such as Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes, and Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) for storing information about service interactions such as mediations), you can use WebSphere Service Registry and Repository to capture and assess the performance of services against business and operational performance objectives. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository federates service information with operational system management utilities.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository forms the core that feeds the overall SOA governance technology, which underpins the SOA framework. Its robust, industrial-strength capabilities help you efficiently manage access to, and governance of, services. Standard registry and repository functions for the entire software life cycle, 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:

  • Ability to use assistive technologies such as screen readers and screen magnifier software
  • Features to customize display attributes such as color, contrast, and font size
  • Capability of operating the system using only the keyboard

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository is capable as of August 29, 2008, 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 Service Registry and Repository is an integrated SOA Foundation product that lets you publish, find, enrich, manage, and govern services in the SOA.

  • Promotes reuse and eliminates redundancies
    • Publish and find services and related metadata through all stages of SOA
    • Integrate and federate with other standard registries and repositories
    • Create new business processes using existing services published in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
  • Enriches SOA run-time interaction
    • Enable optimized access to service metadata
    • Manage service interactions and policies
    • Enhance business services by providing rich service metadata stored with the corresponding IT services
  • Enables better control of SOA with governance
    • Facilitate service life cycle with guards for state transactions
    • Analyze impacts of service introduction, deletion, or alteration by maintaining relationships
    • Manage role-based access to services, changes, versioning, and service retirement
    • Customize policy support for instituting best practices and enforcing policies associated with services in SOA deployments
    • Offer strong backing by IBM SOA governance practice, methods, best practices, and tools

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

Product description            Language        Availability date
 
WS Service Reg & Repository    All Lang per    August 29, 2008
V6.2.0                         ESD/PA Media
                               Pks

Trademarks

 
IMS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere and CICS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

The following educational offerings are available as listed below:

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

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

Education support will be provided for the product in this announcement.

Training is available for WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository. This education is offered by IBM Learning Services, IBM WebSphere Training and Technical Enablement, and Education Centers for IBM Software (ECIS). For information regarding worldwide availability of education offerings, including curriculum roadmaps, visit


 
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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.

A printed Quick Start Guide only is shipped with this product. For the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.2 Information Center, visit

The IBM Publications Center

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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Technical information

Hardware requirements

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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

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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: WebSphere Service Registry and Repository is initially shipped in U.S. English. National language versions will be made available.

For additional information, refer to Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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 V6.1 to V6.2, as well as V6.0.2 to 6.2 is provided. In order to migrate, customers will need to apply the latest Fix Pack level available. For more information, visit

Installability: 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.

Packaging

  • Quick Start Guide
  • Quick Start CD-ROM
  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.2 CD-ROMs
  • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.n.n CD-ROMs
  • DB2 Universal Database® V9.5 CD-ROMs

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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Software Services

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

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 Service Registry and      IBM             WebSphere
Repository                          Application
                                    Integration
                                    Middleware
                                    Other
 
 
                                    PID          Charge unit
Program name                        number       description
 
WebSphere Service Registry and      5724-N72     VU Value Unit
 Repository
WebSphere Service Registry and      5724-N72     VU Value Unit
 Repository
WebSphere Service Registry and      5724-N72     SubCapacity
 Repository                                       Processor Value
                                                  Unit (PVU)
WebSphere Service Registry and      5724-N72     Processor Day
 Repository
WebSphere Service Registry and      5724-N72     SubCapacity
 Repository                                       Processor Value
                                                  Unit (PVU)

Charge metrics definitions

Value Unit

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon 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 select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users or resources which may include servers, 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.

Sub-capacity processor (Value Unit)

For programs eligible for sub-capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of Processor Value Units based on all activated processor cores available for use in each partition (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies) where the program runs. Refer to the International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for sub-capacity terms or the program's license information to determine applicable sub-capacity terms.

Passport Advantage program licenses

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

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

Passport Advantage Trade-up licenses

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

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

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
WS Service Reg & Repository V6.2.0
WS Service Registry and Repository V6.2 Multiplatform    BA0SQML
 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 Reg & Repository V6.2.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
IBM WebSphere Service       WS Service Registry and     BA0SQML
 Registry and Repository     Repository V6.2
 per SubCapacity Value Unit  Multiplatform Media Pk
 for Linux(TM) on z          Multilingual
IBM WebSphere Service       WS Service Registry and     BA0SQML
 Registry and Repository     Repository V6.2
 per Value Unit for Linux    Multiplatform Media Pk
 on z                        Multilingual
WebSphere Service Registry  WS Service Registry and     BA0SQML
 and Repository per SubCap   Repository V6.2
 ValUnit                     Multiplatform Media Pk
                             Multilingual
WebSphere Service Registry  WS Service Registry and     BA0SQML
 and Repository per Value    Repository V6.2
 Unit                        Multiplatform Media Pk
                             Multilingual

Cross-platform product for use on System z™

Order the part numbers that follow when there is an intention to acquire this cross-platform product for deployment on the System z or S/390® platform. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement. The distinction is to identify the planned deployment platform.

Program name/description          Part number
 
Service Reg and Rep zLinux per    E03P8LL
 Value Unit Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Service Reg and Rep zLinux per    D60RPLL
 Value Unit Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Service Reg and Rep zLinux per    D60RRLL
 Value Unit SW S&S Reinstate 12
 Mo

Sub-capacity

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

Part number                       Part description
 
E03P9LL                           Service Reg and Rep zLinux per
                                   SC Value Unit Annual SW S&S
                                   Rnwl
D60RQLL                           Service Reg and Rep zLinux per
                                   SC Value Unit Lic + SW S&S 12
                                   Mo
D60RSLL                           Service Reg and Rep zLinux per
                                   SC Value Unit SW S&S Reinstate
                                   12 Mo
E02YELL                           Service Registry and Repository
                                   per SC Value Unit Annual SW S&S
                                   Rnwl
D59D2LL                           Service Registry and Repository
                                   per SC Value Unit Lic + SW S&S
                                   12 Mo
D59D3LL                           Service Registry and Repository
                                   per SC Value Unit SW S&S
                                   Reinstate 12 Mo

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 Compliance 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

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 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 an 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

Publication                       Form
 
Planning, Installation, and       SC32-1431
 Configuration
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

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.

On/Off CoD

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
Service Registry Processor Day Per Use-DAY, On Off       D59E2LL
 Capacity on demand Temp

 
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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 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.

License Information form number(s)

                                     Program
Program name                         number          Form number
 
WebSphere Service Registry and       5724-N72        L-AFOS-7E5J23
 Repository

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

Limited warranty: 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 Handbook for further information at

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 three 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, 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 programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
  • For programs acquired under any of IBM's 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: The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Product name
 
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository        No

Usage restrictions: Yes

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

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

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

Software maintenance applies: 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 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

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

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

On/Off 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

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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Prices

Passport Advantage

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

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.


 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
developerWorks, System z, IBMLink, System i, iSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, Passport Advantage, DB2 Universal Database, S/390, Tivoli, Lotus, DB2, pSeries, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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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