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

 ENUS200-444.PDF (33KB)


At a Glance

The WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 run time includes:

  • Support for host Web Components (servlets, Java server pages) developed in accordance with the WebSphere Family V3.5 programming model
  • Servlets and Java server pages, developed and tested using WebSphere V3.5 run times and V3.5 tooling on distributed platforms, that can be redeployed unchanged into this program's run time
  • Java Developer's Kit (JDK) 1.3.0, which provides the base support for applications at the Java 2 API level

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 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!

Enhancements V3.5

  • Provide support equivalent to WebSphere distributed systems at the V3.5 level for:
    • Java servlets at the Javasoft V2.2 application specification level
      and
    • JSP at the Javasoft V1.1 application specification level
  • Let you build dynamic Web content for your Web sites on a Java 2 technology base
  • Continue to support Java-based connector access to CICS®, IMS™, and DB2®

Key Prerequisites

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.

Planned Availability Date

January 26, 2001

Description

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:

  • Support for deployment of Java servlets written to the Javasoft V2.2 specification level. Standard Edition previously supported the V2.1 specification level.
  • Support for the deployment of JSP written to the Javasoft V1.1 specification level. Standard Edition previously supported the V.91 or 1.0 specification level.
  • HTTP Session state data can be shared between existing servers running WebSphere V3.02 and WebSphere V3.5 using the same database that was created for the V3.02 configuration. To configure the V3.5 server for this support, DB2/ESA V5, or later, at a service level which provides a JDBC core driver and that tolerates JDK 1.3.0, is required.

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.

Further Details: For technical details, refer to the Web sites listed in the Reference Information section or to the Web site listed in the Unlicensed Documentation section.

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.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

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™/Installation 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:

Reference Information

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:

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, IMS, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
S/390, CICS, DB2, and OS/390 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.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

For WebSphere™ Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390®, which requires OS/390 V2 R8, any processor that supports Enterprise System Architecture (ESA).

Software Requirements

WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 runs on:

  • OS/390 V2 R8, or later
    or
  • e(logo)server zSeries zOS

For Standard Edition , the following OS/390 elements, features, and components are required and must be installed, enabled, and configured.

  • IBM HTTP Server for OS/390 (or Domino™ Go Webserver)
  • OS/390 Communications Server (TCP/IP)
  • OS/390 UNIX® System Services and the hierarchical file system (HFS)
  • SecureWay® Security Server (RACF®) or equivalent security management product

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:

  • VisualAge® for Java™
  • WebSphere Studio

For further details, refer to the publications found at the Web site noted in the Unlicensed Documentation section of this announcement.

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities

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:

Direct Customer Support: Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information on services, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Packaging: All components are delivered on tape. All publications are delivered via the Web.

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.

Customer Financing

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:

Ordering Information

Current Licensees

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).

Reorder forms are scheduled to be mailed by February 9, 2001. Reorder forms returned to SDF will be processed within 10 workdays of receipt.

New Licensees

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):

  • WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 and WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Standard Edition for OS/390 have a single OTC per install.
  • WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Enterprise Edition for OS/390 has an OTC per processor. The total charge is the specified OTC amount multiplied by the number of processors on which WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Enterprise Edition for OS/390 will be used.

Basic Machine-Readable Material

                                    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

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

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)

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo and program directory are the only hardcopy publications and are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

The following publications are only available via the Web at:

Titles

  • WebSphere Application Server V3.5 Standard Edition for OS/390 Program Directory
  • Introduction to WebSphere Application Server
  • WebSphere Application Server Standard Edition Planning, Installing and Using V3.5

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).

Complimentary Introductory Support: Not available

Prices

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.

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001
 
 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, the e-business logo, zSeries, zOS, and IMS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/390, SecureWay, RACF, DB2, CICS, VisualAge, FunctionPac, and ProductPac 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.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
 
Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.