IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-433
December 5, 2000

IBM WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition for Linux Now Available for S/390

 ENUS200-433.PDF (24KB)


At a Glance

WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition for Linux on S/390 includes:

  • Operating platform support for SuSe 7.0 Linux
  • zSeries Developer Kit for Linux, Java 2 Technology Edition
  • Product integration with other key application offerings in the IBM e-business platform, including Lotus® Domino™, VisualAge® for Java, and WebSphere Commerce Suite
  • Improvements to installation, administration, and product documentation

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

Overview

WebSphere™ Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition for Linux on S/390® 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 JavaBean components.

WebSphere Application Server V3.5 for Linux on S/390 continues WebSphere leadership in open, scalable, rapid deployment of Java applications in a transactional e-business environment.

Key Prerequisites

  • TCP/IP and network interface support
  • zSeries Developer Kit for Linux
  • DB2® 7.1
  • SuSE 7.0 (kernel level 2.2.16)
  • IBM HTTP Server 1.3.12.2
  • KDE/kwm window manager

Planned Availability Dates

  • December 22, 2000, electronic
  • January 26, 2001, shrinkwrap

Description

WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition for Linux on S/390 offers consistency and compatibility for the Torvalds Linux operating system platform. Just as for other operating platforms, it offers the following features in its rich deployment environment.

Platform Support

WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Advanced Edition for Linux on S/390 supports:

  • SuSE Linux V 7.0 for S/390 (kernel level 2.2.16)
  • GNU C Library C++ (glibc) level 2.1.2

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; remote access to files on the server via third-party software.

WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition

WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Advanced Edition for Linux on S/390 carries over the functions of other WebSphere Application Servers including:

  • Rich e-business application deployment environment with a comprehensive set of robust 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
  • 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 JavaBean components
  • Rich eXtensible Markup Language (XML) parsing and configuration environment
  • Admin client component

Related Information

WebSphere Application Server, V3.5 Advanced Edition for Linux on S/390 supports the KDE/kvm window manager for SuSE 7.0.

WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition for Linux on S/390 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 of applications easier and more cost-effective, you can download a development copy of the primary component (Java application 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.
 
S/390, DB2, and VisualAge are registered trademarks 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 will be available on day of announcement 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

  • S/390® running Linux distribution SuSe 7.0 (kernel level 2.2.16)
  • Minimum 150 MB free disk space for installation
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Minimum 256 MB memory, 512 MB recommended

Software Requirements

  • Netscape Navigator V4.07, or later, or Microsoft™ Internet Explorer V5.0, or later
  • TCP/IP and network interface support
  • zSeries Developer Kit for Linux
  • DB2® 7.1
  • IBM HTTP Server 1.3.12.2
  • GNU Standard C++ Library (libstdc++) level 2.9.0
  • KDE/kwm window manager

Planning Information

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by the AIX® Support Line. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. The AIX Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Packaging: WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition for Linux on S/390 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, Advanced Edition for Linux on S/390 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, Advanced Edition for Linux on S/390 is a server product with one charge unit — processors. It is available in units of one. The Processor Program Package (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.

The price of WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition for Linux on S/390 is based on the number of processors in the system or node executing all or any part of the WebSphere Application Server V3.5, Advanced Edition for Linux on S/390 application.

                                             Part
Program Name                                 Number
 
WebSphere Application                        20P4099
  Server V3.5, Advanced Edition
  for Linux on S/390 -- Processor
  Program Package with 128-bit
  encryption -- CD-ROM
 
                                             Part
Program Name                                 Number
 
WebSphere Application                        20P4097
  Server V3.5, Advanced Edition
  for Linux on S/390 -- 1 Processor
  Entitlement
 
WebSphere Application                        20P4486
  Server V3.5, Advanced Edition
  for Linux on S/390 with 128-bit
  encryption -- Electronic
  Delivery
 
Passport Advantage
 
WebSphere Application Server V3.5,           BA65KIE
  Advanced Edition for Linux
  on S/390 Media Pack with
  128-bit encryption

Terms and Conditions

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

License Information Form Number: LC23-4593

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

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                   20P4099        $7,500
  Server V3.5, Advanced
  Edition for Linux on
  S/390 -- Processor
  Program Package with
  128-bit encryption --
  CD-ROM
 
                                        Program
Program Name                            Number         OTC
 
WebSphere Application                   20P4486        $7,475
  Server V3.5, Advanced
  Edition for Linux on
  S/390 with 128-bit
  encryption -- Electronic
  Delivery
 
WebSphere Application                   20P4097         7,475
  Server V3.5, Advanced
  Edition for Linux on
  S/390 -- 1 Processor
  Entitlement
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

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 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.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.

Trademarks

 
WebSphere is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
S/390, DB2, AIX, and AS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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.