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IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition speeds adoption of virtualization and cloud computing for WebSphere Application Server customers

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-145
June 2, 2009

 
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WebSphere® Application Server Hypervisor™ Edition

  • Optimizes WebSphere Application Server for virtualized environments enabling higher hardware utilization, while allowing you to spend less time on installation and configuration, and more time on strategic initiatives.
  • Manages installation and deployment of WebSphere Application Server and associated operating system in conjunction with WebSphere CloudBurst

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 Application Server Hypervisor Edition is a new edition of WebSphere Application Server, optimized to run in server virtualization environments. It is designed to reduce installation and configuration time, enabling your organization to rapidly deploy WebSphere-based applications. WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition integrates WebSphere Application Server (with optional feature packs), IBM HTTP Server, and Novell SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server, pre-configured to run in a VMware ESX Server environment.

WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition is preloaded on the WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance and can be installed for stand-alone operation.


 
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Supported environment includes either VMware ESX 3.0.2, ESX 3.5, or ESX3i.


 
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  • June 26, 2009 (electronic distribution)
  • July 7, 2009 (media pack)

See the complete letter for National Language Availability.


 
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WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition (5724-X89) is WebSphere Application Server optimized for virtual environments. It can take the form of a single application server, a member of a cluster of application servers, or an IBM HTTP server instance.

By deploying and running WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition in a virtualized environment, you can get better utilization of hardware, which ultimately cuts down on hardware, power, cooling, and real estate costs. This increase in hardware utilization is made possible by the fact that virtualization allows a single machine to be carved into multiple smaller "virtual machines," each of which may run a WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition instance.

WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition is optimized for deployment speed and agility in a virtualized environment. To start a running WebSphere Application Server instance, you must simply run WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition on a supported hypervisor, select the desired type of instance for that virtual machine from a list of choices, and answer a few questions about node names and IP addresses.

When used with WebSphere CloudBurst, this process is tooled and automated for standardization and repeatability. The optimization for deployment speed and agility enables an entirely new usage paradigm for WebSphere Application Server built around rapid setup and teardown. Test cases can be based upon a standardized deployment that is destroyed and reinstalled after each execution.

WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition supports WebSphere Application Server V7.0 and V6.1 with optional feature packs. It includes Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, version 10, as the operating system.

  • For WebSphere Application Server V7.0 environments, there is a single WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition image that includes all feature packs available for WebSphere Application Server V7.0. Feature Packs are selectable within the WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition V7.0 image. The following feature packs are available:
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Feature Pack for Web 2.0
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Feature Pack for Service Component Architecture (SCA)
  • For WebSphere Application Server V6.1 environments, there are two WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition images. You may select the image needed depending on your environment and business needs.
    1. WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition with all available feature packs
      • WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Feature Pack for EJB 3.0
      • WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Feature Pack for Web Services
      • WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Feature Pack for Web 2.0
    2. WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition with no feature packs

For more information on WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance, refer to Hardware Announcement 109-318, dated June 2, 2009.

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Program name                                 Program number
 
IBM WebSphere Application Server             5724-X89
 Hypervisor Edition

 
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Offering Information
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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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The Getting Started Guide is shipped on the product DVD. The Quick Start Guide is shipped on a separate CD. The Information Center is available online.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

ESX 3.0.x, ESX 3.5.x, or ESXi 3.5.x machine with 20 GB free disk space

For additional information on VMware requirements and setting up the VMware environment, visit

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35u2/vi3_35_25_u2_quickstart.pdf
Software requirements

All required software is provided with WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition.

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

Direct customer support

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

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

WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition supports:

  • WebSphere Application Server V7.0 with selectable feature packs:
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Feature Pack for SCA
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Feature Pack for Web 2.0
  • WebSphere Application Server V6.1 with all feature packs:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Feature Pack for EJB 3.0
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Feature Pack for Web Services
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Feature Pack for Web 2.0
  • WebSphere Application Server V6.1 (without feature packs)

WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition is available in three formats:

  • VMware ESX format
  • Open Virtual Format (OVF)
  • Open Virtual Archive (OVA)

The ESX and OVF image formats are distributed via electronic download and via physical media packs.

The OVA format is a single image format used with WebSphere CloudBurst. The OVA single image format is preloaded on WebSphere CloudBurst for convenience and is also available via electronic download. Customers should use IBM Download Director to download the WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition in OVA format. For more information about IBM Download Director, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/us/ddhelp.html

Passport Advantage media pack contents:

WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition, supporting WebSphere Application Server V7

  • Quick Start CD-ROM
  • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition with selectable feature packs, VMware ESX format DVDs
    • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition environment virtual image
    • IBM HTTP Server and Web plugin virtual image
    • Virtual Image Metadata files
    • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition profiles virtual image
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition with selectable feature packs, Open Virtual Format (OVF) DVDs
    • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition environment virtual image
    • IBM HTTP Server and Web Plugin Virtual image
    • Virtual Image Metadata files
    • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition Profiles Virtual image
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition, supporting WebSphere Application Server V6.1

  • Quick Start CD-ROM
  • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition, VMware ESX format DVDs
    • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition environment virtual image
    • IBM HTTP Server and Web Plugin Virtual image
    • Virtual Image Metadata files
    • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition profiles virtual image
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition, with feature packs VMware ESX format DVDs
    • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition environment virtual image
    • IBM HTTP Server and Web Plugin Virtual image
    • Virtual Image Metadata files
    • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition profiles virtual image
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition, Open Virtual Format (OVF) DVDs
    • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition environment virtual image
    • IBM HTTP Server and Web Plugin Virtual image
    • Virtual Image Metadata files
    • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition profiles virtual image
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition with feature packs, Open Virtual Format (OVF) DVDs
    • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition environment virtual image
    • IBM HTTP Server and Web Plugin Virtual image
    • Virtual Image Metadata files
    • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition profiles virtual image
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

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 LAFILES.


 
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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.

Product group: WebSphere
 
  Product Identifier Description     (PID)
 
  IBM WebSphere Application Server    5724-X89
   Hypervisor Edition
 
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other
Charge metric
                                     PID         Charge unit
Program name                         number      description
 
 
IBM WebSphere Application Server     5724-X89    Processor Value Unit
  Hypervisor Edition

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. PVU entitlements are based on processor families (vendors and brands). A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of PVUs based on the level or tier of all processor cores activated and available for use by the Program on the server. Some programs allow licensing to less than the full capacity of the server"s activated processor cores, sometimes referred to as sub-capacity licensing. For programs which offer sub-capacity licensing, if a server is partitioned utilizing eligible partitioning technologies, then a PoE must be obtained for the appropriate number of PVUs based on all activated processor cores available for use in each partition where the program runs or is managed by the program. Refer to the International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Terms or the program"s License Information to determine applicable sub-capacity terms. The PVU entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with PVU entitlements of another program.

For general overview of PVUs for processor families (vendors and brands), go to

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing _for_customers.html

To calculate the exact PVU entitlements required for the program, go to

https://www-112.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/valueunit calculator/vucalc.wss

The program in this announcement has Value Unit-based pricing.

Program
number    Program name                Value Unit exhibit
 
5724-X89  WebSphere Application       VUE100
           Server Hypervisor Edition
Product description                   Product ID
 
WebSphere Application Server          5724-X89
 Hypervisor Edition on SLES

Passport Advantage

Here is the complete listing of part numbers for IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition.

Description                                              Part Number
 
WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition on SLES  5724-X89
  Per processor Value Unit
 
   License + Software S & S 12 months                    D092CLL
   Annual Software S & S Renewal 12 months               E06VZLL
   Software S & S reinstatement 12 months                D092DLL

Passport Advantage trade-up

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

                                                             Trade-up
Precursor product             Trade-up product               Part number
 
WebSphere Application Server  WebSphere Application Server   D092ELL
                                Hypervisor Edition on SLES
 
WebSphere Application Server  WebSphere Application Server   D092FLL
  Network Deployment            Hypervisor Edition on SLES
 
WebSphere Application Server  WebSphere Application Server   D092GLL
  - Express                     Hypervisor Edition on SLES

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

 
Media pack description               Part number
 
IBM WebSphere Application Server     BA0VWML
  Hypervisor Edition for
  WebSphere Application Server V6.1
  SLES Media Pack
 
IBM WebSphere Application Server     BA0VXML
  Hypervisor Edition for
  WebSphere Application Server V7.0
  SLES Media Pack

 
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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.

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

License information form number

IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition

  • L-AJOS-7QWQSE - supporting IBM WebSphere Application V7.0
  • L-AJOS-7QWR8Y - supporting IBM WebSphere Application V6.1

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

IBM will support each WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition for the lifecycle of the corresponding WebSphere Application Server product version:

  • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition for WebSphere Application Server V6.1 will have the same End of Support date as the WebSphere Application Server V6.1 product.
  • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition for WebSphere Application Server V7.0 will have the same End of Support date as the WebSphere Application Server V7.0 product.

You are eligible to obtain technical support for the WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition during its support lifecycle, 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.

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

IBM will provide support for the Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server component included in the WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition under the following conditions:

  • The Novell SUSE Linux component is used in conjunction with the WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition.
  • The version of Novell SUSE Linux is supported by Novell.

IBM may ask customers to move up to the latest Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server support level. IBM, in turn, will upgrade the version of the underlying Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server during the WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition support lifecycle to maintain the operating system support. Customers with active Passport Advantage subscription and support are entitled to this upgrade.

Money-back guarantee - WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition

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 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

Other support

Passport Advantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.


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

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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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http://www.ibm.com/financing

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

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Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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