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IBM WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition V7.0 adds support for virtualization environments with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-324
October 5, 2010

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WebSphere® Message Broker Hypervisor™ Edition:

  • Adds support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux® in x86 environments
  • Optimizes WebSphere Message Broker 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 Message Broker and the associated WebSphere MQ and underlying operating system
  • Can optionally be used in conjunction with WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance
  • Includes WebSphere Message Broker V7.0.0.1, with the latest functional enhancements and new capabilities

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



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WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • New WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition is a combination of WebSphere Message Broker, WebSphere MQ, and the operating system compatible with the supported hypervisor, optimized to run in server virtualization environments.
  • Designed to reduce installation and configuration time, IBM WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition helps you rapidly deploy WebSphere Message Broker based connectivity and integration solutions.
  • WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition supports WebSphere Message Broker V7.0.0.1, and WebSphere MQ V7.0.1 for use with WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance for deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux in x86 environments.
  • WebSphere Message Broker V7.0.0.1 is the latest version of WebSphere Message Broker incorporating significant functional enhancements over WebSphere Message Broker V7.0.


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Supported environments

  • x86 64-bit processor
  • WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance V2.0


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  • November 30, 2010, Electronic distribution


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WebSphere Message Broker is the solution for clients seeking an enterprise service bus (ESB) that provides connectivity and transformation spanning heterogeneous IT environments. WebSphere Message Broker is already available in a number of configurations and the WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition V7.0 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server now supports deployment of WebSphere Message Broker virtual images into VMware ESX environments. Using WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition enables better utilization of hardware and faster response to demands for newly deployed systems. This can help to reduce the costs of both hardware and software operation and maintenance costs. By deploying virtual images, businesses can also ensure that systems are built with a known, stable, and tested configuration, reducing the potential for errors and ensuring rapid deployment of a working system, whether for development, test, or production.

WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance is a cloud computing appliance that manages WebSphere products in a cloud environment. It dispenses patterns of virtual images into a pool of virtualized resources running a supported hypervisor. The optimization for deployment speed and agility enables an entirely new usage paradigm for WebSphere Message Broker built around rapid setup and, if needed, teardown. Test cases can be based upon a standardized deployment that is destroyed and reinstalled after each execution.

WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition supports WebSphere Message Broker V7.0.0.1. WebSphere Message Broker V7.0.0.1 is the latest version of WebSphere Message Broker incorporating significant enhancements in function over that shipped with WebSphere Message Broker V7.0.

WebSphere Message Broker supports four key areas:

  • Simplicity and productivity
  • Universal connectivity for SOA
  • Dynamic operational management
  • Platforms, environments, and performance.

For simplicity and productivity, WebSphere Message Broker V7.0.0.1 builds on the new pattern capability added in Version 7.0. Additional new patterns are provided, and most importantly a new feature has been added to enable user defined patterns to be created. IBM provided patterns are reusable solutions that encapsulate a tested approach in solving common architectural, deployment, and design tasks in a particular context. They can be used to generate customized solutions to a recurring problem in a more effective way. The supplied patterns aim to illustrate best-practices gleaned from thousands of implementations, should help users greatly reduce development cycles, and improve the quality of deployed assets, leveraging standard approaches to use of error handling and logging functions. The new user defined patterns function extends this pattern capability by enabling users to create their own patterns. This greatly facilitates reuse of commonly used or corporate mandated solutions. It also enables experience and assets to be captured as patterns to prevent rework and repetition when doing more complex tasks. This approach can greatly simplify implementation of standards throughout an organization, as well as boosting reuse.

Effective connectivity across an enterprise has always been a key part of WebSphere Message Broker capabilities. WebSphere Message Broker V7.0.0.1 provides new nodes which deliver additional functions to extend Universal Connectivity for SOA. Areas enhanced include Web services, file processing, database Input, CICS® request and CORBA request. Highlights of these enhancements are:

  • Web services
    • SOAP nodes -- now support JMS and HTTP transports, include transport switching
    • Full support for WS-Security, WS-Addressing
    • Client query of Web service definitions at runtime
    • Improved scalability and performance of HTTP input nodes
  • File processing -- New nodes to enable good integration with WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition (FTE) offer FTE input and output. This enables file processing either as an entire file or record by record
  • Database input
    • Message flows started from triggered and polled queries
    • Define processing steps within node properties, used with Rational® Application Developer tools
    • Operational control including resource statistics for all supported databases
  • CICS request
    • Message flows that can call CICS programs and handle responses
    • High-performance, synchronous, multiplatform access to CICS
  • CORBA request
    • Access CORBA application from non-CORBA environments
    • Importer to automatically create message definition and message flow skeleton
    • Interoperable with an wide range of industry ORBs

For dynamic operational management, WebSphere Message Broker has enhanced security processing with a PEP node for authentication, authorization, and identity mapping. The PEP node can be placed anywhere in the message flow, increasing the flexibility of message flow design. Other enhancements include support for Tivoli® Access Manager as a Security Policy Decision Point (PDP), as well as support for other WS_Trust PDPs.

Continuing to enhance the platforms, environments and performance, WebSphere Message Broker is now fully integrated with Windows® 7, both 32- and 64-bit. A major Version 7 enhancement was removing the need for a database for operational reasons, but using databases for user data continues to be enhanced with support for solidDB®, SQL Server z/Linux, and DB2® 9.7. Additionally, JDBC database connections can be pooled to help with high volume, multithreaded flow scenarios.

Additional enhancements to reflect customer requests include:

  • Samples for retail supporting the ACE V7 format
  • Samples for Healthcare supporting HL7 V2.5 and V2.5.1
  • Improvements for connecting to SAP and IMS™

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 Message Broker Hypervisor Edition is capable, as of November 30, 2010, 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. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested at

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


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For requirements for WebSphere Message Broker V7, refer to Software Announcement 209-291, dated October 2, 2009.

For requirements for WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance V2.0, refer to Hardware Announcement 110-116, dated April 30, 2010.



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Program name                             Program number
 
IBM WebSphere Message Broker             5725-B72
 Hypervisor Edition for
 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server x86


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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


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WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition:

Online product documentation is integrated within the product.

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, free of charge.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

AMD64, EM64T, or compatible processor - 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 with VMWare ESX setup

For requirements for WebSphere Message Broker V7, refer to Software Announcement 209-291, dated October 2, 2009.

For requirements for WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance V2.0, refer to Hardware Announcement 110-116, dated April 30, 2010.

Software requirements

VMWare ESX must be installed on the system targeted for deployment of WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition.

Software required for WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition is provided.

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

This product is available for electronic download only.

This program, when downloaded from a website, 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.



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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)
 
  WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition   5725-B72
   for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for x86
 
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other
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                                       PID           Charge unit
Program name                           number        description
 
IBM WebSphere Message Broker           5725-B72      Processor Value Unit
 Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux Server for x86

Processor Value Unit

Processor Value Unit (PVU) is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the number of processors made available to the program and the processor technology (defined within the PVU Table by Processor Value, Brand, Type and Model Number at )

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.

Licensee can deploy the program using either Full Capacity licensing or Virtualization Capacity (Sub-Capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (see web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores1 in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_specific_virtualization_technologies.html
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An Activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes Some programs may require licenses for the program and what is being managed. In that case, the following applies: In addition to the entitlements required for the program directly, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.

Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies: Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.

A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies: Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the program, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the Referenced program as if the program itself were executing everywhere the Referenced program was executing, independent of the basis on which the Referenced program is licensed.

Express® and Workgroup programs may be licensed with maximum use terms. In that case, the following applies: The maximum authorized use terms and conditions for PVU licensed IBM Express and Middleware Programs can be found in the IBM Express and Middleware Licensing Guide.

Product description                                      Product ID
 
WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition for          5725-B72
 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for x86

Passport Advantage

Here is the complete listing of part numbers for IBM WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for x86 (5725-B72).

Description                                             Part Number
 
WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition for
 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for x86
  Per processor Value Unit
 
   License + Software S&S 12 mo                         D0GECLL
   Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 mo                    E0AKXLL
   Software S&S reinstatement 12 mo                     D0GEDLL

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 number.

                                                        Trade-up
Precursor product         Trade-up product              part number
 
WebSphere Message Broker  WebSphere Message Broker      D0GEELL
                           Hypervisor Edition for
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                           Server for x86
                           Per processor Value Unit
                           License + SW S&S 12 mo

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

This product is only available via electronic download.



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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

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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

WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for x86

  • L-AFOS-83UMKF
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

Support for WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition V7 will be available for the life cycle of the WebSphere Message Broker V7. WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition V7.0 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server has the same End of Support date as WebSphere Message Broker V7.0.

You are eligible to obtain technical support for WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition, during the support life cycle, 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 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.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

IBM will provide support for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server component included in the WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition under the following conditions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server component is used in conjunction with WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition.
  • The version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server is supported by Red Hat.

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

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.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website 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 website

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 website 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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