IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-444
December 12, 2000
IBM WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 Supports Java 2 Technology
At a Glance
The WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 run time 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 extends the S/390® role as a premier server for enterprise e-business. It 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 (JSP)), new e-business applications and transactions can now be scaled up for global deployment on the server of choice regardless of the development platform. 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!
WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390® will run on any hardware that supports the OS/390 operating system V2 R8, and later. However, due to changes introduced in Java Developer's Kit (JDK) 1.3.0, there are significant performance advantages for those applications doing floating point arithmetic if the machine has binary floating point hardware, such as S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server Generation 5, and higher, systems.
For similar reasons, such applications currently running on a WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Standard Edition for OS/390 server will face performance degradation if moved to a V3.5 server running on a machine without binary floating point hardware. A hardware upgrade is highly recommended before moving these applications to V3.5.
WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 effectively provides a compatible superset of function originally delivered by the WebSphere Application Server V3.02 for OS/390, Standard Edition feature. This superset of function is equivalent to the Java servlets and JSP extensions provided to WebSphere Application Server V3.5 for distributed systems. Refer to Software Announcement 200-155 , dated May 30, 2000.
The following functional enhancements are provided by WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390:
Except for minor changes, configuration and operational characteristics remain essentially the same as for WebSphere Application Server V3.02 for OS/390, Standard Edition.
WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 may be installed and configured to an OS/390 system which is also executing previous versions of the Application Server. That is, a system that has an existing WebSphere configuration (for example, a Web Server with a V3.02 plug-in configured) should continue to operate independently of a V3.5 application server being configured. The only restriction is that the new product version can not be configured to run in the same physical address space as a previous version of the Application Server program. This address space separation will allow for two independent production environments in the same physical system within a single instance of the operating system: one for Java1 applications and another for Java2 applications.
Java Developers Kit: JDK 1.3.0 is shipped with each WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 order. This JDK provides the base support for applications at the Java 2 API level. Customers may choose to use this supplied level of the JDK or another that they may have already installed at a higher service level.
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 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, JSPs), 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.
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 & 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:
For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 200-155 , dated May 30, 2000 (IBM WebSphere Application Server for OS/390).
For information on the Web, visit:
WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 runs on:
For Standard Edition , the following OS/390 elements, features, and components are required and must be installed, enabled, and configured.
For DB2® DB2 V5, or later, is required if JDBC or session state is used.
For CICS® Transaction Server If your application environment uses CICS, CICS V1R3, or later, is required.
For IMS If your application environment uses IMS, IMS V5R1, or later, is required.
Application development and Web site development tools such as the following are optional:
For further details, refer to the publications found at the Web site
noted in the
section of this announcement.
Ordering: This product is delivered as a new feature to the existing WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 program product (5655-A98). Customers who already have the WebSphere Application Server, V3.02 Standard Edition for OS/390 may order V3.5 at no additional charge.
Customers who already have V3.02 running in production should review their Web applications to understand whether any code restructuring is required to run in a Java 2 environment. For a set of links containing known incompatibilities between JDK 1.1.8 and JDK 1.3.0, visit Sun Microsystems Java Web page at:
Planning: The publication WebSphere Application Server Standard Edition Planning, Installing and Using V3.5 is available via the Web at:
Security, Auditability, and Control
WebSphere Application Server provides automated authorization checking and a very strong security implementation that gives authentication and authorization. It provides authentication and authorization service to clients, automatically checking security credentials of all clients accessing WebSphere Application Server services.
WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 continues to derive its security services from the information 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. 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. 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:
Current licensees of WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 will be sent a program reorder form that can be returned directly to IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF).
The CSFW configurator stand-alone path will be updated on December 19, 2000, to support WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for price proposals and new licenses.
WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 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 V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 will be available beginning December 19, 2000.
Basic License: To order a basic license for WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and feature number 5832 for the media. Specify the appropriate feature number for a one-time charge (OTC).
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 5832 V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 WebSphere Application Server 5655-A98 5812 V3.02 Standard Edition for OS/390 WebSphere Application Server 5655-A98 5812 V3.02 Enterprise Edition 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 only available 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
The terms for WebSphere Application Server, as previously announced in Software Announcement 200-155 , dated May 30, 2000, and licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA), are unaffected by this announcement.
The Testing Period is two months (Basic License only).
The prices for WebSphere Application Server for OS/390 are unchanged. Customers who have already purchased WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Standard Edition for OS/390 may obtain WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 at no charge. Refer to the Ordering Information section. Contact your sales channel for Support Line pricing information.
Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.