IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-429
December 5, 2000

IBM WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Standard Edition for Linux Extends Support to Red Hat, Caldera, SuSE, and TurboLinux

 ENUS200-429.PDF (29KB)

(Corrected on December 13, 2000)

Corrected Software Requirements.

At a Glance

WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Standard Edition for Linux includes:

  • Expanded operating platform support for multiple Torvalds Linux operating system distributions
  • Enhanced leveraging of Java technology by the IBM Developer Kit for Linux, Java 2 Technology Edition, Version 1.2.2 across all supported Linux distributions
  • Improved installation, administration, and product documentation
  • Improved product integration with other key application offerings in the IBM e-business platform, including Lotus® Domino™, VisualAge® for Java, and WebSphere Commerce Suite

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, Standard Edition for Linux manages and integrates e-business applications while leveraging open Java™-based technologies and APIs. This Web application server is optimized to quickly deploy and manage Java applications.

WebSphere Application Server Version 3.5, Standard Edition for Linux:

  • Leverages Developer Kit for Linux, Version 1.2.2 performance and capabilities
  • Improves overall installability and usability
  • Continues its leadership in open, scalable, rapid deployment of Java applications

Key Prerequisites

  • TCP/IP and network interface support
  • Developer Kit for Linux, Version 1.2.2
  • One of the supported databases
  • One of the supported HTTP servers
  • One of the following Linux operating system environments:
    • Red Hat Linux 6.2 (kernel level 2.2.12)
    • Caldera 2.3 (kernel 2.2.10)
    • SuSE 6.4 (kernel 2.2.14)
    • TurboLinux 6.0 (kernel 2.2.13)

Planned Availability Date

December 22, 2000

Description

WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Standard Edition for Linux adds the following new features to its already function-rich environment.

Platform Support

Consistent function and capabilities are provided across the platforms supported by WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Standard Edition for the following Linux distributions:

  • Red Hat Linux 6.2 (kernel level 2.2.12)
  • Caldera 2.3 (kernel 2.2.10)
  • SuSE 6.4 (kernel 2.2.14)
  • TurboLinux 6.0 (kernel 2.2.13)

WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for Linux supports the following specifications on all supported platforms:

  • GNU C Library C++ (glibc) level 2.1.2.
  • GNU Standard C++ Library (libstdc++) level 2.9.0.

Public Domain Korn Shell (pdksh) and RedHat Package Monitor are prerequisites.

Developer Kit for Linux, Version 1.2.2

Developer Kit for Linux, Version 1.2.2 (Developer Kit) is the latest version of the Java virtual machine base required within the server run-time environment. WebSphere now supports Developer Kit Version 1.2.2 as well as providing it within the product package across all supported operating platforms. It increases performance and expands the capabilities for improved dynamic and static Web content.

Usability

WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Standard Edition for Linux offers improved installation, administration, and product documentation. It includes a comprehensive and accurate Web-based documentation center that you can take advantage of right from the start. The installation and administration procedures are easier to use while still offering 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 the IBM e-business platform) is its ease of integration with other leading products for a robust set of application solution offerings.

  • Integration with WebSphere Commerce Suite is improved with performance and security features.
  • Integration with VisualAge for Java is enhanced with support for the Developer Kit, Version 1.2.2 base across platforms when generating e-business applications such as servlets, Java Server Pages, and JavaBean components.

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 (CGI), providing a considerable boost in CGI performance.
  • 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 remote access to files on the server via third-party software.

WebSphere Application Server, Standard Edition

Standard Edition for Linux carries over the functions of the previous version including:

  • Rich e-business application deployment environment with a comprehensive set of robust application services for Web transaction management, security, clustering, performance, availability, connectivity, and scalability
  • Integration with IBM e-business application development environments provided by VisualAge for Java and WebSphere Studio, while maintaining support of open Java standards and other third-party integrated development environments
  • Consistent cross-platform support
  • Implementations of the most up-to-date Java-based technologies and APIs
  • Interaction with databases and dynamically changing content
  • Focus on small-, medium-, and even high-level dynamic Web content generation and Web-initiated transactions
  • Administrative client and distributed debugger component
  • 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 Web development environment for servlets
  • Rich eXtensible Markup Language (XML) for parsing and configuration

Related Information

Standard Edition for Linux supports the following window managers:

  • KDE/kwm for Caldera 2.3 and SuSE 6.4
  • Gnome/Enlightenment for TurboLinux 6.0 Server and Red Hat 6.2

Standard Edition for Linux does not include the Site Analyzer component or dynamic language translation.

Standard Edition for Linux includes software developed by the Apache Group for use in the Apache HTTP server project. For details, visit:

For updates to the following, visit:

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

  • Apache Server Version 1.3.12 for Linux
  • IBM HTTP Server Version 1.3.12.2 for Linux

To make development and testing of applications easier, you can download a development copy of the Java servlet engine from:

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.
 
VisualAge is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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 is 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 you 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

  • Intel®-based PC with minimum Pentium™ II processor at 300 MHz running one of the following Linux distributions:
    • Red Hat Linux 6.2 (kernel level 2.2.12)
    • Caldera 2.3 (kernel 2.2.10)
    • SuSE 6.4 (kernel 2.2.14)
    • TurboLinux 6.0 (kernel 2.2.13)
  • Minimum 80 MB free disk space for installation of WebSphere Application Server
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 512 MB RAM recommended

Software Requirements

  • Netscape Navigator V4.07, or later, or Microsoft™ Internet Explorer V5.0, or later
  • TCP/IP and network interface support
  • IBM Developer Kit for Linux, Java™ 2 Technology Edition, Version 1.2.2
  • InstantDB 3.1.3
  • Linux libc version 2.1, and later
  • IBM HTTP Server 1.3.12.2
  • GNU Standard C++ Library (libstdc++) level 2.9.0
  • Apache 1.3.12
  • Window managers:
    • KDE/kwm (Caldera and SuSE)
    • Gnome/Enlightenment (Red Hat and TurboLinux)

Planning Information

Packaging: WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Standard Edition for Linux 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
  • One CD-ROM

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, Standard Edition for Linux uses the security and auditability features of the respective operating system.

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, Standard Edition for Linux is a server product which has one charge unit — Install. It is available in fixed order quantities of one. WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Standard Edition for Linux is available at an upgrade price for those customers currently licensed for the following qualifying programs: WebSphere Application Server V2.0 and V3.0, Standard Edition for Linux. Upgrades may be acquired up to the current level of use authorized for the qualifying programs.

                                             Part
Program Name                                 Number
 
WebSphere Application                        20P4072
  Server V3.5, Standard Edition
  for Linux -- Program Package
  with 128-bit encryption -- CD-ROM
 
                                             Program
Program Name                                 Number
 
WebSphere Application                        20P4070
  Server V3.5, Standard Edition
  for Linux -- 1 Install
 
WebSphere Application                        20P4481
  Server V3.5, Standard Edition
  for Linux with 128-bit encryption
  Electronic Delivery
 
WebSphere Application                        20P4482
  Server V3.5, Standard Edition
  for Linux with 128-bit encryption
  Upgrade from  WebSphere
  Application Server, V2.0, V3.0
  Standard Edition for Linux --
  Electronic Delivery
 
Upgrades
 
WebSphere Application                        20P4073
  Server V3.5, Standard Edition
  for Linux -- Upgrade Program
  Package with 128-bit
  encryption CD-ROM
  Upgrade from WebSphere
  Application Server, V2.0, V3.0
  Standard Edition for Linux
 
WebSphere Application                        20P4071
  Server V3.5, Standard Edition
  for Linux Upgrade from
  WebSphere Application Server,
  V2.0, V3.0 Standard Edition for
  Linux -- 1 Install
 
Passport Advantage
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,           BA6WGML
  Standard Edition for Linux
  with 128-bit encryption
  Media Pack

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IPLA. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

License Information Form Number: LC23-4591

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 2002

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.

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

Prices

The prices 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.

                                        Program
Program Name                            Number         OTC(1)
 
WebSphere Application                   20P4072        $795
  Server V3.5, Standard
  Edition for Linux --
  Program Package with
  128-bit encryption CD-ROM
 
WebSphere Application                   20P4070         766
  Server V3.5, Standard
  Edition for Linux --
  1 Install
 
WebSphere Application                   20P4481         766
  Server V3.5, Standard
  Edition for Linux
  with 128-bit encryption
  Electronic Delivery
 
Upgrades
 
WebSphere Application                   20P4073         239
  Server V3.5, Standard
  Edition for Linux --
  Upgrade Program Package
  with 128-bit encryption
  CD-ROM Upgrade from
  WebSphere Application
  Server, V2.0, V3.0
  Standard Edition for
  Linux
 
WebSphere Application                   20P4482         230
  Server V3.5, Standard
  Edition for Linux
  with 128-bit encryption
  Upgrade from  WebSphere
  Application Server, V2.0,
  V3.0 Standard Edition for
  Linux -- Electronic
  Delivery
 
WebSphere Application                   20P4071         230
  Server V3.5, Standard Edition
  for Linux Upgrade from
  WebSphere Application Server,
  V2.0, V3.0 Standard Edition for
  Linux -- 1 Install
1
One-time charge

Contact your sales channel for Support Line pricing information.

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:

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. YE001
            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.

Trademarks

 
WebSphere is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2, AIX, and AS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Pentium is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft is a trademark 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.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.