IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-155
May 30, 2000
IBM WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 Extends the S/390 Role as the Premier Server for Enterprise e-business
(Corrected on August 23, 2000)
Corrected end-of-service date.
(Corrected on June 22, 2000)
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At a Glance
WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 offers server and interoperability options as a single integrated product. It includes:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
WebSphere Application Server for OS/390® is an integrated product providing two levels of function:
For WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Standard Edition for OS/390:
OS/390 V2R7 and any processor that supports Enterprise System Architecture (ESA)
For WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Enterprise Edition for OS/390:
OS/390 V2R8 and any of the following IBM servers:
June 30, 2000
WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 is delivered as one product with two options:
WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Standard Edition for OS/390
WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Standard Edition for OS/390 includes the following elements as part of its Web deployment environment:
WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Enterprise Edition for OS/390
This option contains all of the function available in WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Standard Edition for OS/390 and also includes the IBM Component Broker run time, which is the run time supporting deployment of business object models based on CORBA objects and EJBs. CORBA objects can be developed in either Java or C++ and participate in a robust managed object framework supporting container management of the object lifecycle. The EJB support in this release is based on the EJB 1.0 specification level and is intended primarily for early exposure to the EJB programming model. Java and C++ Object Request Brokers for S/390 applications are provided. Java and C++ Business Objects are supported.
Component Broker is a cross-platform, distributed, object-oriented transaction server. It supports the development and deployment of large-scale object-oriented business solutions and incorporates a robust persistent object framework that facilitates the integration of existing CICS, IMS, and DB2 assets into a new object world. WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Enterprise Edition for OS/390 specifically addresses the needs of:
Component Broker supports development and testing using advanced workstation tools such as IBM Object Builder for creating CORBA objects and IBM VisualAge for Java Integrated Development Environment for creating EJBs.
Procedural Application Adapter support provides connections to legacy transaction systems such as IMS and CICS. This support is for C++ and Java Business Objects only.
The Component Broker run time runs in a Parallel Sysplex environment that provides workload balancing and increased availability.
The workstation-based Site Analyzer focuses on developing basic traffic measurement functions while allowing the user to:
These key features enable the user to enhance and improve the Web site content and performance, making Web sites more:
The site analysis tools contain analyzers that can transform the raw server log data into valuable information that is stored in the DB2 database (delivered with the Site Analyzer). The client provides administrative, visualizing, and report-generating functions. From the client, you can schedule analysis tasks to run at specific time and/or time intervals, as well as schedule generating and publishing of the results as static or dynamic HTML reports. Progress status is broadcast to the interested clients and displayed as appropriate. After the analysis is completed, you can generate customized reports or view the data immediately through the client. The system comes with many predefined ready-to-use reports samples. Features include:
The Site Analyzer is delivered with each WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 order. Included are Windows Server and Windows Client plus Windows NT DB2, as well as AIX® and Sun Solaris Server plus AIX/Sun Solaris DB2. DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) is at the V5.2 level with Fixpak 10. Because Site Analyzer runs on a distributed platform, the logs generated by WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 must be transferred to the Site Analyzer for processing.
Java Development Kit (JDK)
JDK 1.1.8 is shipped with each WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 order.
This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.
This program is not impacted by euro currency.
WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 extends the S/390 role as a premier server for enterprise e-business and exploits the S/390 hallmark qualities of service such as scalability, performance, security, and availability. Through the incorporation of open industry standards (such as HTML, HTTP, IIOP, Java, servlets, Java Server Pages, Enterprise Java Beans, and CORBA), new e-business applications and transactions can now be scaled-up for global deployment on the server of choice regardless of the development platform. Furthermore, new applications can be integrated with the extensive inventory of existing S/390 applications. The result is the rapid creation of production-ready e-business applications, along with the ability to evolve to the Enterprise Java Beans or CORBA-based deployment model of choice.
Statement of Direction
IBM plans to provide enhancements to the WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 product to support selected Java 2 technologies, in a follow-on release. IBM plans to provide enhanced support for EJBs in a follow-on release of the WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 product.
All statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only.
Hardware and Software Support Services
SmoothStart Services, an on-site implementation and training startup service, is designed to accelerate your productive use of your IBM solution. The service is provided by IBM Global Services or your IBM Business Partner at an additional cost. For additional information, refer to Services Announcement 697-004 , dated March 25, 1997, or contact your IBM representative and ask for SmoothStart Services for the Web Server (this service is currently being renamed).
IBM Global Services Offerings
"Performance Management and Capacity Planning Services for OS/390 Web Servers"
This service provides analysis of OS/390 systems supporting Web server implementation. Our experts can help improve the performance of your OS/390 operating systems by identifying performance problems or capacity exposures. To help you plan for the system resources required to support your Web Servers, we can model configurations based on your projected business growth and performance objectives. Upon completion of the performance analysis or capacity planning service, you are provided a documented report of the findings and recommendations. For more information, visit IBM Performance Management and Capacity Planning Services at:
The S/390® Application Development Solution (ADS) V1 facilitates application development and deployment of new WebSphere applications. ADS stand-alone development only environment enables development and testing of new WebSphere 3.02 applications for later deployment onto a production system. With WebSphere Application Server for OS/390®, plus the benefits of ADS's "quick to implement" fully integrated and tested host software stack and workstation development tools, you can be up and running new applications that use the new function of WebSphere Application Server for OS/390. For more information on the S/390 Application Development Solution, visit the following Web site:
To obtain catalogs, schedules, education information or for enrollments call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) or send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following are required:
For Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition, the following OS/390 elements, features, and components are required and must be installed, enabled, and configured.
For Enterprise Edition, the following additional functions must be enabled.
For Enterprise Edition, DB2® for OS/390 V5R1, or later, is required.
The following products are optional. If your application environment uses them, the minimum levels are:
Later levels of DB2, CICS, or IMS may be required to use some functions. For further details and the latest information, refer to the publications found at the Web site noted in the Unlicensed Documentation section of this announcement.
Application development and Web site development tools such as the following are optional:
Ordering: This product is delivered with two options:
The appropriate option must be ordered to be used.
Customer Assistance Program: The Customer Assistance Program (CAP) is being offered to worldwide customers who order WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Enterprise Edition for OS/390. The program includes a Solution Assurance Review (if one has not already been performed), as well as a review of the application the customer is targeting for deployment on WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Enterprise Edition for OS/390. When the application review is complete, recommendations will be made to the customer regarding the potential deployment of that application. This service will be offered at no additional charge to all WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Enterprise Edition for OS/390 customers. These customers will be contacted to offer this service.
WebSphere Application Server Element in OS/390: The WebSphere Application Server (WAS) element is removed from OS/390 in Release 10. Service support continues through March 2002 for the levels of this element (WAS V1.1 and WAS V1.2) that were included in previous releases of OS/390. No new function will be provided to these integrated elements. It is strongly recommended that customers acquire and install the new WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 product to ensure synchronized support for new levels of Servlet, JSP and EJB programming specifications, Web application tools (such as VisualAge Java and WebSphere Studio), and other enhancements to the WebSphere family of products.
Base HTTP server functionality, via existing Domino Go technology, will continue to be delivered integrated in OS/390 as part of the IBM HTTP Server element.
Security, Auditability, and Control
WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 provides automated authorization checking and a very strong security implementation that gives authentication and authorization. WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 provides authentication and authorization service to clients, automatically checking security credentials of all clients accessing WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 services.
WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Standard Edition for OS/390 continues to derive its security services from the primitive provided by the hosting IBM HTTP server. This is consistent with behavior of previous releases of the product. Support for Basic or certificate based authentication and support for SSL is implied by this support.
WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Enterprise Edition for OS/390 security support includes:
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:
The CSFW configurator stand-alone path will be updated on May 30, 2000, to support WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 Version 3 Release 2 for price proposals and new licenses.
WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 Version 3 Release 2 media is only shipped via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, CBPDO, SystemPac, ProductPac®, and FunctionPac®). CFSW configurator and order-entry capability for ServerPac, CBPDO, SystemPac, ProductPac, and FunctionPac for WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 will be available beginning June 27, 2000.
Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and feature number 5812. Specify the feature number 0004 for Standard Edition and 0002 for Enterprise Edition.
This product is offered on an OTC basis. There are two options (only one is required on initial order):
Program Feature Description Number Number WebSphere Application Server 5655-A98 5812 for OS/390
Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Serial number only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Ship media only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Ship documentation only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media) Update Shipments Ship Media updates only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation) Ship documentation only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media) Suppress updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation)
The following publications are available only via the Web at:
Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.
Terms and Conditions
All material is OCO except for some samples.
The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
This product is offered on an OTC basis. There are two options (only one is required on initial order):
Program Feature Description Number Code OTC(1) Standard Edition 5655-A98 0004 $ 795 Enterprise Edition 5655-A98 0002 35,000
Contact your sales channel for Support Line pricing information.
Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: email@example.com Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. LE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.