IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-238
July 25, 2000

IBM WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition Expands Platform Support and Leverages the Performance of the Java 2 Software Development Kit

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At a Glance

WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition includes:

  • Expanded operating platform support for HP-UX and Windows 2000
  • Enhanced Java leveraging Java 2 Software Development Kit (SDK) V1.2.2 across all supported operating systems
  • Improved product integration with other key application offerings in IBM's e-business platform, including Lotus® Domino™, VisualAge® for Java, and WebSphere Commerce Suite
  • Vastly improved usability across installation, administration, and product documentation
  • Additional support for Sybase database as container-managed persistent storage

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

WebSphere™ Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition manages and integrates enterprise-wide applications while leveraging open Java™-based technologies and APIs.

This Web application server deploys and manages Java applications and Enterprise JavaBeans components.

WebSphere Application Server Version 3.5:

  • Expands platform support with HP-UX and Windows™ 2000
  • Leverages Java 2 Software Development Kit (SDK) Standard Edition 1.2.2 (also known as JDK 1.2.2) performance and capabilities
  • Improves overall installability and usability
  • Continues its leadership in open, scalable, rapid-deployment of Java applications in a multiplatform environment

Key Prerequisites

One of the following operating systems, and for viewing the product documentation, a Web browser that supports HTML 4 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS):

  • Windows NT™ Server 4.0, SP 4, SP 6a, or later
  • Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server
  • Sun Solaris Version 2.6 or V2.7, at a maintenance level of April 2000, or later
  • AIX® Version 4.3.3.02, or later
  • HP-UX V11.0, or later, at a maintenance level of April 2000, or later

Planned Availability Dates

  • August 10, 2000, electronic software delivery
  • August 31, 2000, program package

Description

WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition adds the following features to its already function-rich environment:

Platform Support

Two new operating platforms are now supported: HP-UX 11 and Windows 2000. Consistent function and capabilities are provided across all of the platforms supported. Version 3.5 expands the list of platforms that already includes Windows NT, Sun Solaris (both V2.6 and V2.7), and AIX/6000®. Combine this list to three other now-available implementations of WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition for OS/400®, Red Hat Linux, and Novell Netware — and we have a comprehensive cross-platform structure.

Java 2 Software Development Kit V1.2.2 Support

SDK 1.2.2 is the latest stable version of the Java Virtual Machine base required within the server runtime environment. WebSphere now supports SDK 1.2.2 as well as providing it within the product package across all supported operating platforms. SDK 1.2.2, provides increased performance and expanded capabilities for improved dynamic and static Web content.

Usability

WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition provides ease-of-use across installation, administration, and product documentation. As a result, WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition now has a comprehensive, complete, and accurate Web-based documentation center that users can take advantage of right from the start. The installation and administration procedures have improved usability while still maintaining a rich and flexible set of selectable configurations and prerequisites for tailored, open, and complete solutions.

Product Integration

An important aspect of WebSphere (core to the foundation services of IBM's e-business platform), is its integration capabilities with other leading products for a robust set of application solution offerings. The integration with Lotus Domino is enhanced with better support for Domino's security framework providing single sign-on abilities for Web-based clients. The integration with WebSphere Commerce Suite is improved with performance and security features. The integration with VisualAge for Java Enterprise Edition is enhanced with support for the Java 2 Software Development Kit V1.2.2 base across platforms when generating e-business applications such as servlets, Java Server Pages, JavaBeans, and Enterprise JavaBeans components.

Transaction Management

WebSphere's EJB Server monitors and controls containers used within the server. Persistent storage for transactional EJB components now includes support for Sybase which can be used in conjunction with or instead of the already-supported DB2® (distributed as part of WebSphere) and Oracle databases.

HTTP Server

A function-rich IBM HTTP server (based on technology from the Apache HTTP server) is included with additional security and performance enhancements new for V3.5:

  • Fast Common Gateway Interface providing a considerable boost in CGI performance.
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Client 3.1 Support on NT, AIX, and Sun Solaris.
  • NT Performance Monitor.
  • Proxy Support: Proxy support enabling "forwarding" of HTTP requests from one server (the proxy) to another. The proxy server makes the request on behalf of the client. Proxy capability is required in products such as IBM Small Business suites.
  • Remote Configuration Updates.
  • Server Start/Stop.
  • Web Distributed Authority and Versioning and new for V3.5, remote access to files on the server via third-party software.

WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition

WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition carries over the functions of the previous version including:

  • A rich e-business application deployment environment with a complete set of application services for transaction management, security, clustering, performance, availability, connectivity, and scalability
  • Leading-edge implementations of the most up-to-date Java-based technologies and APIs
  • Comprehensive connectivity support for interacting with relational databases, object databases, transaction processing systems, MQ-enabled applications, and hierarchical databases
  • A migration path to a more scalable and transactional environment from WebSphere's Standard Edition with a superset of capabilities for a complete Java-based Web application platform
  • A focus on medium- to high-level transactional environments used in conjunction with dynamic Web content generation and Web-initiated transactions
  • Performance and scaling attributes that support bean-managed and container-managed persistence for entity beans and session beans with transaction management and monitoring
  • Container management and persistent storage within a transactional environment for Servlets and Enterprise JavaBeans components
  • A rich eXtensible Markup Language (XML) parsing and configuration environment
  • Admin Client and the Distributed Debugger component

Related Information

WebSphere Application Server V3.5 does not include the Site Analyzer component. All Passport Advantage customers with active subscriptions as of August 31, 2000, for WebSphere Application Server Version 3.0 Standard, Advanced, or Enterprise editions (non-Linux licenses) are entitled to the same number of no-charge licenses of WebSphere Site Analyzer V3.5 as they are authorized for WebSphere Application Server V3.0. WebSphere Site Analyzer V3.5 will be generally available through normal subscription fulfillment channels. Dynamic language translation is not included with WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition.

WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition includes software developed by the Apache Group for use in the Apache HTTP server project. For details, visit the following Web site:

For updates to the following, visit the Web Site at:

The deployment environment of WebSphere plugs into the following Web servers:

  • Apache Server Version 1.3.12 for Windows 2000, Windows NT, Sun Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX
  • Netscape Enterprise Server Version 3.5.1, and later, for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and AIX
  • iPlanet Web Server Enterprise Edition 4.00 for Windows NT, Windows 2000, Sun Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX
  • Microsoft™ Internet Information Server Version 4.0 on Windows NT
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server Version 5.0 on Windows 2000
  • IBM HTTP Server V1.3.12 for Windows NT, Windows 2000, Sun Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX
  • Lotus Domino Application Server Release 5.0.2b for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX

To make development of applications easier and more cost-effective, a development copy of the primary component (Java application engine) can be downloaded from the following WebSphere product Web site:

This copy is for use in the development and testing, but not the deployment, of Web applications and no support is provided. Users are required to agree to these terms before completing the download. IBM reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time without further notice.

Year 2000

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.

The service end date for this Year-2000-ready product is December 31, 2002.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Trademarks

 
WebSphere is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX, VisualAge, AIX/6000, OS/400, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows, Windows NT, and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering Information

Product information will be available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

A printed copy of the Getting Started document is shipped with the product. Help for the WebSphere™ Administrative Console is also shipped with the product. The Information Center, which includes the total set of product documentation is available in HTML and PDF format from the Web site:

For optimal viewing of this documentation users need a Web browser that supports HTML 4 and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

For Windows NT™ and Windows™ 2000

  • Any Intel®-based PC running Windows NT Server V4.0, SP 4, 6a, or later, or Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server
  • Support for a communications adapter
  • Minimum 90 MB of free disk space for installation (includes SDK)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Minimum 256 MB of memory; 512 MB recommended

For Sun Solaris

  • Any workstation running Solaris V2.6 or V2.7 at a maintenance level of April 2000, or later
  • Support for TCP/IP and an adapter
  • Minimum 90 MB of free disk space for installation (includes SDK)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Minimum 384 MB of memory; 512 MB recommended

For AIX®

  • RS/6000® or RS/6000 SP™ running AIX V4.3.3.02, or later
  • Support for an appropriate network interface
  • Minimum 90 MB of free disk space for installation (includes SDK)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Minimum 384 MB of memory; 512 MB recommended

For HP-UX

  • HP running HP-UX 11.0, or later, at a maintenance level of April 2000, or later
  • WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition
  • Java™ 2 Software Development Kit V1.2.2
  • Support for an appropriate network interface
  • Minimum 220 MB of free disk space for installation
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Minimum 384 MB of memory, 512 MB recommended

Software Requirements

For updates to the following requirements, visit our Web site at:

For Windows NT

  • Windows NT Server 4.0, SP 4, SP 6a, or later
  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4 and CSS

For Windows 2000

  • Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server
  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4 and CSS

For Sun Solaris

  • Any workstation running Solaris V2.6 or V2.7 at a maintenance level of April 2000, or later
  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4 and CSS

For AIX

  • AIX V4.3.3.02 (5765-C34), or later
  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4 and CSS

For HP-UX

  • HP running HP-UX 11.0, or later, at a maintenance level of April 2000, or later
  • A Web browser that supports HTML 4 and CSS

Note that the HP-UX Operating Platform does not support Brazilian Portuguese or True Type fonts required for DBCS.

Planning Information

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by Personal Systems Support Family for WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition for Windows NT and Windows 2000, and by the AIX Support Family for WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition for AIX, Sun Solaris, and HP-UX. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. Personal Systems Support Family for WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition for Windows NT and Windows 2000, and the AIX Support Family for WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition for AIX, Sun Solaris, and HP-UX will help answer questions pertaining to usage, and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Packaging: WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition is shipped in one package that contains the following:

  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
  • Service and Support Information Sheet
  • License information (LI)
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • Hardcopy getting started instructions
  • Nine CD-ROMs that contain the program code

This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and LI, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, Auditability, and Control

WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition uses the security and auditability features of the respective operating systems.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition is a stand-alone product with one charge unit — processors. It is available in units of one. The "Processor Program Package" feature (CD-ROM) is required for the first processor on the first server. A "1 Processor Entitlement" is required for each processor beyond the first one. WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition is available at an upgrade price for those customers currently licensed for the following qualifying programs: WebSphere Application Server V1.0, V1.1, and V2.0, V3.0, and V3.5 Standard Edition, and V2.0 and V3.0 Advanced Edition. Upgrades can be acquired up to the current level of use authorized for the qualifying programs.

The price of WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition is based on the number of Processors in the system or node executing all or any part of the WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition application. In the case of a symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) system, the customer must also acquire the "1 Processor Entitlement" feature.

The following examples illustrate the pricing methodology:

  1. Two 4-way SMPs, whether stand-alone systems or nodes in a larger system, would require the WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition "Processor Program Package," and seven "1 Processor Entitlement" features.
  2. Upgrade from WebSphere Application Server V2, Advanced Edition on a 4-way SMP would require the WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition "Processor Program Package Upgrade" and 3 WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition "1 Processor Upgrade Entitlement" features.
  3. Upgrades from WebSphere Application Server V2, Advanced Edition 1-Install, require a WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition "1 Processor Upgrade Entitlement" feature.

                                                  Part
Program Name/Description                          Number
 
North American Encryption with NLS
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,                11K6808
  Advanced Edition Processor
  Program Package, 128-bit
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,                11K6811
  Advanced Edition --
  1 Processor Entitlement
 
North American Encryption Edition with NLS
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,                11K6818
  Advanced Edition Program
  Package -- Electronic
  Delivery, 128-bit
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,                11K6820
  Advanced Edition Program
  Package -- Electronic
  Delivery, 128-bit Upgrade from
  WebSphere Application Server
  V2.0, V3.0, V3.5, Standard
  Edition and from V1.0 and V.1.1
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,                11K6822
  Advanced Edition Program
  Package -- Electronic
  Delivery, 128-bit Upgrade from
  WebSphere Application Server
  V2.0, and V3.0, Advanced Edition

Upgrades

North American Encryption Edition with NLS
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,                11K6812
  Advanced Edition Processor
  Program Package, 128-bit
  Upgrade from WebSphere
  Application Server V2.0/V3.0,
  Advanced Edition
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,                11K6814
  Advanced Edition Processor
  Program Package, 128-bit
  Upgrade from WebSphere
  Application Server
  V2.0/V3.0/V3.5, Standard
  Edition, and V1.0, V1.1
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,                11K6816
  Advanced Edition --
  1 Processor Upgrade Entitlement
  from WebSphere Application
  Server V2.0/V3.0, Advanced
  Edition
 
                                                  Part
Program Name/Description                          Number
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,                11K6817
  Advanced Edition 1 Processor
  Upgrade Entitlement from WebSphere
  Application Server V2.0/V3.0/V3.5
  Standard Edition and V1.0, V1.1

Passport Advantage

 
WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.5                 BA6J2NA
  Advanced Edition, 128-bit
  Processor Program Package
  Media Pack

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM IPLA. PoE are required for all authorized use.

License Information Form Number: CT7C5ML

Limited Warranty: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 2002. The service availability period for WebSphere Application Server V3.0 and V3.0.1 has been extended from January 31, 2001, to December 31, 2001.

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: Yes

Upgrades: Customers can acquire upgrades up to the currently authorized level of use of the qualifying programs.

Usage Restriction: Yes

The servlet redirector component of WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition is not considered to be part of the runtime. The user is authorized by the license for the product to install and use the servlet redirector component on a machine, separate from the one on which WebSphere Application Server is installed, providing that no more than one copy of the servlet redirector is installed for each PoE to the product.

Support Line: Yes

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

AS/400® Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance: Not applicable

Charges

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.

                                        Part
Program Name/Description                Number         OTC(1)
 
North American Encryption Edition with NLS
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,      11K6808       $7,500
  Advanced Edition Processor
  Program Package, 128-bit
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,      11K6811        7,475
  Advanced Edition --
  1 Processor Entitlement
 
North American Encryption Edition with NLS
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,      11K6818        7,475
  Advanced Edition Program
  Package, 128-bit --
  Electronic Delivery
1
One-time charge

Upgrades

                                        Part
Program Name/Description                Number         OTC
 
North American Encryption Edition with NLS
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,      11K6812       $3,749
  Advanced Edition Processor
  Program Package, 128-bit
  Upgrade from WebSphere
  Application Server V2.0/V3.0,
  Advanced Edition
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,      11K6814        6,705
  Advanced Edition Processor
  Program Package, 128-bit
  Upgrade from WebSphere
  Application Server V2.0/V3.0/V3.5
  Standard Edition, V1.1, V1.0
 
North American Encryption Edition with NLS
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,      11K6822        3,739
  Advanced Edition Processor
  Program Package, 128-bit --
  Electronic Delivery,
  Upgrade from WebSphere
  Application Server V2.0/V3.0,
  Advanced Edition
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,      11K6820        6,695
  Advanced Edition Processor
  Program Package, 128-bit --
  Electronic Delivery,
  Upgrade from WebSphere
  Application Server V2.0/V3.0/V3.5
  Standard Edition, V1.1, V1.0
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,      11K6816        3,739
  Advanced Edition --
  1 Processor Upgrade
  Entitlement from WebSphere
  Application Server V2.0/V3.0,
  Advanced Edition
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,      11K6817        6,695
  Advanced Edition --
  1 Processor Upgrade
  Entitlement from WebSphere
  Application Server V2.0/V3.0/V3.5
  Standard Edition, V1.1, V1.0

Contact your sales channel for Support Line pricing information.

Passport Advantage

Note: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your Lotus® representative or authorized Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage URL:

Customer Financing: 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:

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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.

Trademarks

 
WebSphere and SP are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX, RS/6000, and AS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.