IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-142
May 8, 2001
IBM WebSphere Portal Server Version 1.2
(Corrected on July 3, 2001) Corrections made in following
sections: Overview, Key Prerequisites, Description, Reference
Information, and Technical Information.
At a Glance
WebSphere Portal Server Version 1.2 includes all the capability of Websphere Portal Server V1.1, plus it provides the following:
WebSphere Portal Server for Multiplatforms Version 1.2 (Portal Server) provides an open framework for creating many kinds of custom portals, suitable for both enterprise and service provider companies.
The framework simplifies many of the tasks involved in building complex portal sites and removes much of the overhead of developing user interfaces for multiple browsers or mobile devices. It also helps leverage and reuse existing Web assets. Portals built with Portal Server are accessible through a variety of desktop and mobile browsers.
WebSphere Portal Server Version 1.2 includes:
Predefined portlets are included for the following:
WebSphere Portal Server V1.2 will initially be available in English, then will be refreshed with software that supports multiple languages. Customers who acquire the English program are eligible to receive the Multilingual program for no additional charge. Eligible customers may contact IBM Service to request the refreshed program code.
For more information about WebSphere Portal Server, contact your IBM representative or authorized Business Partner, or visit the following IBM Web sites:
One of the following:
There are additional requirements for some of the portlets. Refer to the Technical Information section in this announcement for additional details.
Planned Availability Dates
WebSphere Portal Server Version 1.2 replaces WebSphere Portal Server Version 1.1. This new release provides additional operating system support, new functions, and features designed to help you provide better service to your users.
Version 1.2 improvements include:
Additional Software Included with WebSphere Portal Server:
The following information applies to these software products that are included as part of WebSphere Portal Server:
WebSphere Portal Server Version 1.2 can help you provide better service to your employees and access to the information resources they need.
This program is not impacted by euro currency.
WebSphere Portal Server Version 1.2 replaces WebSphere Portal Server Version 1.1, which was made available earlier in 2001. Passport Advantage customers with Passport Subscription are eligible for the upgrade from V1.1 to V1.2. Each eligible customer should contact their IBM representative or authorized Business Partner for details of their specific entitlement.
WebSphere Portal Server Version 1.2 enables a broader range of companies, organizations, and enterprises to take advantage of the benefits provided by this improved portal offering from IBM. WebSphere Portal Server can help you expand and improve your network and information dissemination, and provide better services to your users. Whether your enterprise is large or small, WebSphere Portal Server can help you improve your e-business system.
Lotus K-station: Lotus K-station is a knowledge-management portal and incorporates enhanced collaborative services and fast out-of-the-box implementation. It is designed to meet customer requirements involving communities of interest, competitive intelligence, innovation management, and others. K-station is a knowledge-management portal application, in contrast to WebSphere Portal Server which provides the infrastructure for building and deploying a variety of portal solutions.
It delivers community and collaboration to the enterprise through the integration of three core synergies:
Lotus K-station is a primary contributor to Lotus greater knowledge-management strategy, which suggests that value is created when "People, Places & Things" are unified into a meaningful business context. Lotus K-station brings together People through its people awareness components. Things, or knowledge, is accessed through Places, which is leveraged as the central knowledge store.
Lotus Discovery Server: The Lotus Discovery Server integrates the critical elements of a strategic knowledge management infrastructure, including Knowledge Map (K-Map), expertise profiles, and powerful search tools. By automatically associating subject matter experts with information resources, the Discovery Server identifies relationships among documents, people, and topics. Users can quickly find the information and expert help they need to take fast, effective action. They are able to search or browse for information and locate experts via an easy to use, integrated Knowledge Map.
IBM Enterprise Information Portal (EIP): IBM EIP is IBM's premier solution for information integration. It extends the capability of WebSphere Portal Server by providing access and integration of a wide range of information sources, including relational databases, file systems, unstructured content stores such as IBM Content Manager, and others. The IBM EIP extended search technology ensures that returned search hit lists are organized within a context that the user can understand no matter what the source of the information.
IBM EIP enables advanced information mining functions to be incorporated to automatically classify files and documents into categories, generate taxonomies, and automatically summarize information in the meta data store.
National Language Support: WebSphere Portal Server Version 1.2 has basic globalization support for all languages and is DBCD, BIDI, and Unicode enabled. In addition, the program is translated into the following languages:
All languages are included in the same code image, which is available worldwide. The language is selected during configuration.
For more information about solutions for today's mobile environment, visit the following IBM Web sites:
Refer to other IBM product announcements for more information about related products:
Announcements can be found at:
Educational offerings will be updated as appropriate to include information about WebSphere Portal Server.
Visit the following Web sites for additional information:
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 documentation for WebSphere Portal Server is provided in a Web-based, printable online Information Center. Users can access the information online through a table of contents or search engine. The Information Center provides information on how to use the product. It includes planning, installing, administering, developing portlets, and troubleshooting information.
For Windows NT® and Windows® 2000:
For Sun Solaris:
Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is available through IBM Operational Support Services Support Line or Passport Advantage Support. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
A media pack and electronic download are available to Passport Advantage customers. 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.
The ordering and pricing for WebSphere Portal Server is based on a single type of charge unit: per processor install. A processor is defined as any system or node executing all or any part of WebSphere Portal Server (the Program).
The program (program package or electronic download) is required for the first processor on the first server. One PoE is required for each additional processor beyond the first one.
There is a one-time charge (OTC) for each program and for each PoE. The total cost is the sum of the price of the Program OTC plus the price of the PoE multiplied by the number of PoEs.
For example, two 4-way symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) systems, whether
stand-alone systems or nodes in a larger system, require one Program and
seven additional Proofs of Entitlement. The total price will be the sum
of one OTC for the Program and seven OTCs for the Proofs of Entitlement.
Part Program Name Number WebSphere Portal Server Version 1.2 Program Package (English) 47P8578 Program Package (Multilingual) 47P8626 PoE: 1 Processor Install 47P8580 Passport Advantage WebSphere Portal Server V1.2 Media Pack BK8B6IE (English) WebSphere Portal Server V1.2 Media Pack BK8DEML (Multilingual) Volume Purchase Order (VPO): Install WebSphere Portal Server 1 Proc D58BIML Install Instl/SW Sub WebSphere Portal Svr 1 Proc D58BJML Insl 1 Anniv Instl/SW Sub WebSphere Portal Svr1 Proc D58BKML Instl 2 Anniv SW Sub Renewal WebSphere Portal Server E18BLML 1 Proc Instl SW Sub WebSphere Portal Server 1 Proc D58BMML Instl 1 Anniv SW Sub WebSphere Portal Server 1 Proc D58BNML Instl 2 Anniv Contract Options (CO): Instl/SW Sub WebSphere Portal Svr 1 Proc D58BPML Inst 1 Anniv Instl/SW Sub WebSphere Portal Svr 1 Proc D58BQML Inst 2 Anniv SW Sub Renewal WebSphere Portal Server E18BRML 1 Proc Instl SW Sub WebSphere Portal Server 1 Proc D58BSML Inst 1 Anniv SW Sub WebSphere Portal Server 1 Proc D58BTML Inst 2 Anniv CO Support Options: Supt WebSphere Portal Server 1 Proc Inst D58BUML 1 Anniv Instl/SW Sub/Supt WebSphere Portal Svr D58BVML 1 Proc Inst 1 Anniv Instl/SW Sub/Supt WebSphere Portal Svr D58BWML 1 Proc Inst 2 Anniv SW Sub/Supt WebSphere Portal Server 1 D58BXML Proc Inst 1 Anniv SW Sub/Supt Renewal WebSphere Portal E18BYML Server 1 Proc Inst
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Refer to the LI provided with the Program.
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.
Part Program Name/Description Number OTC WebSphere Portal Server V1.2 Program Package (English) 47P8578 $68,148 Program Package (Multilingual) 47P8626 68,148 PoE for 1 Processor Install 47P8580 68,128
Passport Advantage: For Passport Advantage information and prices, contact your IBM representative or your authorized Business Partner. Additional information is available on the Passport Advantage Web site at:
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