IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 102-157
June 4, 2002
IBM iSeries (with POWER4 Technology) and OS/400 V5R2 Unmatched iSeries Growth and Enterprise IT Management Made Simple
At a Glance
iSeries 890 with POWER4 technology unmatched iSeries speed, growth, and scalability
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001).
POWER4 Delivers Unmatched iSeries Growth with Model 890
Enterprise IT Management Made Simple with OS/400® V5R2
Outstanding Flexibility for Adding New Workloads
For additional information on iSeries servers, visit:
Planned Availability Dates
Refer to individual product announcements listed in the Reference Information section.
Enterprise IT Management Made Simple
Your business needs continue to drive your server decisions. Business needs have never been more complex.
iSeries is focused on making these complex business requirements less challenging and delivering strong business value with:
The iSeries product line is designed to handle different types of work in varying customer environments with a wide range of capacity requirements.
Consider these factors before you choose the right server:
iSeries servers are an ideal choice if you:
As a key member of IBM's eServer family, iSeries delivers the hottest technologies available.
iSeries is built to handle the complexities of today's business and delivers servers packaged and priced to meet your specific demands.
iSeries has processors with predefined capacity and performance for application, Web serving, and Domino work, and scalable, mixed-transaction processors that deliver flexible, optional levels of performance for application, Web serving, Domino, and 5250 interactive workloads.
Models 270 and 820
iSeries Models 270 and 820 are intended for the small enterprise that needs a robust, flexible solution simple to implement, ready to grow.
Models 270 and 820 processors are:
Models 830, 840, and 890
iSeries Models 830, 840, and the new Model 890 are intended for mid-sized to large enterprises that need a mainframe-class solution with some of the industry's most advanced capabilities.
Models 830, 840, and 890 processors:
Planning statements provide insight into IBM's plans and directions. This information represents current goals and objectives and is subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
OS/400 Support of Selected AS/400® Models
IBM plans for OS/400 V5R2 to be the final release supported on AS/400 Models 150, 600, 620, 640, 650, S10, S20, S30, S40, and SB1.
IBM plans to remove the support of the Windows 98 and Windows Me operating systems from the iSeries Access for Windows client. iSeries Access for Windows on Windows 98 and Me will continue to be supported in V5R2, but not in subsequent releases. In subsequent releases, iSeries Access for Windows will not install on Windows 95, 98, or Me operating systems.
The removal of Windows 98 and Windows Me applies to all of the functions shipped with iSeries Access for Windows, including EZ-Setup, iSeries Navigator, Management Central, and Operations Console.
iSeries Access for Windows will continue to be supported on the Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, and Windows XP operating systems.
In addition, the following function in iSeries Access for Windows will continue to be supported in V5R2 but will be removed in subsequent releases:
iSeries Support for Windows Network Neighborhood (iSeries NetServer)
IBM plans to remove the support of the Windows 98 and Windows Me operating systems from iSeries NetServer. Windows 98 and Me continue to be supported in V5R2, but not in subsequent releases.
iSeries NetServer will continue to support the Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Linux (running Samba) operating systems.
Integrated xSeries Server
IBM plans for V5R2 to be the final release to support the Windows NT 4 operating system on the Integrated xSeries Server.
IBM HTTP Server
IBM HTTP Server for iSeries includes the generally available version of the Apache Software Foundation's Apache 2 Web server released April 5, 2002. IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache) is the recommended solution for your Web serving needs. IBM plans for the HTTP Server (original) to be removed from IBM HTTP Server for iSeries in a future release. For more information, including migrating HTTP Server (original) configurations to HTTP Server (powered by Apache), visit:
IBM plans for V5R2 to be the final release to ship the XML for C++ and procedural parsers as part of OS/400. These parsers are service programs QXML4C310 and QXML4PR310 in library QSYS. Comparable XML for C++ and procedural parsers are now available via LPO 5733-XT1 (XML Toolkit for iSeries).
S/36 and S/38 Migration
IBM plans for V5R2 to be the final release to support:
Asynchronous Transfer Mode
IBM plans for V5R2 to be the final release to support the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networking technology and ATM adapters:
PCI Integrated Analog Modem
IBM plans for V5R2 to be the final release to support the #2761 and #4761 PCI Integrated Analog Modem adapters for fax functions. IBM previously announced that V5R1 was the final OS/400 release to support the use of the #2761 and #4761 PCI Integrated Analog Modem adapters for non-fax functions.
Additional information may be found on the iSeries Planning Information Web site. This site contains information such as Product Previews, Statements of Direction, and products no longer supported on a release, with mitigation plans, as available.
Lotus Ordering Information
To provide you with a single, consistent way to obtain Lotus software, IBM plans to offer the fulfillment of Lotus products available on iSeries through a single channel: Passport Advantage.
Currently, two Lotus products, Lotus Domino for iSeries (5769-LNT) and Lotus Enterprise Integrator (5769-LNP), are available through Passport Advantage and as OS/400 licensed programs via AAS. Other Lotus software, including Sametime®, QuickPlace, and Domino.doc, are available only through Passport Advantage.
When Lotus Domino 6 and related products are announced, the products will be available for the iSeries platform only through Passport Advantage. We do not plan to provide a separate licensed program version of these products. This does not affect your ability to obtain Domino 6 and related products, if you have Software Subscription for iSeries or Passport Advantage, regardless of how you acquired your software.
You may continue to acquire Release 5 of Lotus Domino for iSeries
and Lotus Enterprise Integrator as licensed programs through
December 31, 2002. However, we encourage you to make the
switch to Passport Advantage as you make new software acquisitions. A
transition program is planned to give you the option to move current
licenses to Passport Advantage.
Connect for iSeries
IBM plans to provide a Connect for iSeries program for OS/400 V5R2. It will replace the current V5R1 supported version of 5733-B2B and will provide the same functions and features. The new version is planned to be available in 2002.
Microsoft Windows .NET
IBM plans to support Windows .NET Standard and Enterprise servers on the:
Previews provide insight into IBM plans and directions. General availability, prices, ordering information, and terms and conditions will be provided when the product is announced. All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
With Mainframe Class Technologies, IBM iSeries Introduces POWER4 Technology and OS/400 V5R2 102-120 , dated April 29, 2002.
IBM iSeries ... Now with POWER4 Technology 102-130 , dated May 14, 2002
Software Announcements dated June 4, 2002
IBM iSeries Operating System OS/400 V5R2 Enterprise IT Management Made Simple 202-123
IBM iSeries V5R2 Software Enhanced for iSeries Servers 202-132
IBM iSeries V5R2 Software Ordering/Charges Information 202-131
IBM WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries V4 202-127
IBM WebSphere Development Studio for iSeries V5R1 Workstation Tools Refreshed 202-126
IBM WebSphere Development Studio for iSeries V5R2 Enhancements 202-130
IBM Infoprint® Server for iSeries V5R2 202-133
IBM DB2 DataPropagator for iSeries V8.1 202-125
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.