IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-058
March 13, 2001
IBM WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 Offers a J2EE-Compliant Platform
At a Glance
WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 is an integrated enterprise Java server that takes full advantage of the qualities of service offered by the z/OS and OS/390 operating environments. It includes Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.3.0 and supports:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390® is an e-business application deployment environment built on open standards-based technology. As the cornerstone of WebSphere application offerings and services, it supports servlets, JavaServer Pages (JSPs), and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs), in compliance with Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) specifications. Version 4.0 brings together the functions of Version 3 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition into a single product.
WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 continues to support connector access to CICS®, IMS, and DB2®, as well as connections to applications that run on Web servers, CORBA application servers, and back-end systems such as DB2, CICS, and IMS, as was provided in WebSphere Application Server Version 3 for OS/390.
Included with the application server is Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.3.0, which provides the base support for applications at the Java 2 API level.
WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 is delivered as a single offering, along with the SDK 1.3.0.
It includes the following elements as part of its Web deployment environment:
SDK 1.3.0 is shipped with WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390. This SDK provides the base support for applications at the Java 2 API level. You can use this level or one already installed at a higher service level.
This product includes software based on technology developed by the Apache Software Foundation. For more information, visit:
This program is not impacted by euro currency.
WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 extends the S/390-zSeries role as a premier server for enterprise e-business and exploits the OS/390-z/OS hallmark qualities of service such as scalability, performance, security, and availability.
Through the incorporation of open industry standards (such as HTML, HTTP, IIOP, and CORBA) and J2EE-compliant Java standards for servlets, JSPs, and EJBs, 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 OS/390 applications. The result is the rapid creation of production-ready e-business applications, along with the ability to evolve to the EJB or CORBA-based deployment model of choice.
For information on the Web, visit:
For information on CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Version 2, refer to Software Announcement 201-060 , dated March 13, 2001.
For information on DATABASE 2 Universal Database (UDB) Server for OS/390 and z/OS, Version 7, refer to Software Announcement 201-054 , dated March 6, 2001.
SmoothStart Services, an on-site implementation and training startup service, is designed to accelerate productive use of your IBM solution. The service is provided by IBM Global Services or your IBM Business Partner at an additional cost. SmoothStart Services for z/OS and OS/390® Web Servers offer installation, configuration, and customization of your HTTP Server and WebSphere Application Server software on the zSeries and S/390® platforms. These services use the most current releases of IBM HTTP Server for OS/390 and WebSphere Application Server to customize your established host system component software and create an initial home page with up to four additional Web pages. For more information, visit:
Global Services Offerings
Performance Management and Capacity Planning Services for OS/390 Web Servers:
This service analyzes OS/390 systems that support Web Server implementation. 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, IBM can model configurations based on your projected business growth and performance objectives. When the performance analysis or capacity planning service is completed, you receive a documented report of the findings and recommendations. For more information, visit:
Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The publication WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 (GA22-7833) is available.
The following publications are available only via the Web at:
WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 Publications
Publications that are common between z/OS, OS/390, and Windows platforms
Common WebSphere Publications
For WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390:
Workstation hardware requirements for workstation-based administration and operations applications:
For further details, refer to the publications found at the Web site listed in the Publications section of this announcement.
Because of changes introduced in SDK 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, or higher, systems.
Applications currently running on a WebSphere Application Server V3.02
for OS/390 server face performance degradation if moved to a V4.0 server
running on a machine without binary floating point hardware. A hardware
upgrade is highly recommended before moving these applications to V4.0.
Customer Responsibilities: 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 SDK 1.3.0, visit the Sun Microsystems Java Web page at:
IBM has announced the end of program service for WebSphere Application Server V3.02 for OS/390, effective March 31, 2002. Refer to Software Withdrawal 901-053 , dated March 6, 2001.
Security, Auditability, and Control
WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 provides automated authorization checking and a very strong security implementation for authentication and authorization. It also offers authentication and authorization service to clients, automatically checking security credentials of all clients accessing WebSphere Application Server services.
WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 continues to derive its security services from the information provided by the hosting IBM HTTP server for OS/390. This is consistent with 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.
The CSFW configurator stand-alone path is updated to support WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 for price proposals and new licenses.
WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and 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 V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 will be available beginning March 16, 2001.
WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390
WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 is priced per physical system processor (engine).
Software Subscription and Support: The annual price of Software Subscription and Support for WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 (5655-F81) depends on the number of processor license entitlements purchased.
OTC(1) Medium Feature Feature Description Number Number Medium Program Number 5655-F31 WebSphere Application 0001 5802 Server V4.0 z/OS and OS/390 per processor Upgrades Program Number 5655-F31 WebSphere Application 0003 5802 3480 Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 -- Upgrade from WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Enterprise Edition for OS/390 (5655-A98 #0002) WebSphere Application 0002 5802 3480 Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 -- Upgrade from WebSphere Application Server V3 Standard Edition for OS/390 (5655-A98 #0004)
OTC Medium Feature Feature Description Number Number Medium Program Number 5655-F31 WebSphere Application 0001 5802 3480 Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390
Software Subscription and Annual Support: To order the Software Subscription and Annual Support, specify program number 5655-F81 and the feature number from the table below. The quantity of licenses must be equal to the number of OTC licenses ordered.
Order under PID 5655-F81 Standard Support Media Support for Annual Charge Feature Program Name Feature Number Number WebSphere Application 0001 6482 Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390
Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with 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. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will be shipped 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)
Most product media is shipped only via customized offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Noncustomized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
Terms and Conditions
These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support, Z125-6443, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an ongoing recurring charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S390 SupportLine is an option for those customers who desire added services.
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.
OTC Program Feature Description Number Number OTC WebSphere Application 5655-F31 0001 $35,000 Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390
Order under PID 5655-F81 Standard Support Support for Annual Charge Annual Program Name Feature Number Charge WebSphere Application 0001 $7,000 Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390
OTC Program Feature Description Number Number OTC WebSphere Application 5655-F31 0003 $17,500 Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 -- Upgrade from WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Enterprise Edition for OS/390 (5655-A98 #0002) WebSphere Application 5655-F31 0002 34,200 Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 -- Upgrade from WebSphere Application Server V3 Standard Edition for (5655-A98 #0004)
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:
Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: email@example.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.