IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-265
September 25, 2001
IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390 is Designed in Compliance with J2EE 1.2 Specifications
At a Glance
WebSphere Application Server V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390 offers:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
WebSphere Application Server V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390® (WebSphere for z/OS) is an e-business application deployment environment built on open standards-based technology.
WebSphere for z/OS delivers on the promise of additional J2EE 1.2 and other functions available within the WebSphere family on other platforms.
WebSphere for z/OS now includes support for the following:
With the introduction of WebSphere for z/OS, the unified WebSphere family view demonstrates the continuing commitment by IBM to deliver dynamic e-business and open standard support.
In addition, WebSphere for z/OS delivers on the promise of JSP and servlet performance equivalent to, if not better than, that of WebSphere V3.5 SE performing the same function.
WebSphere for z/OS continues to support connector access to CICS®, IMS, and DB2®, as well as connections to applications that run on Web servers and back-end systems such as DB2, CICS, and IMS.
Included with the application server is Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.3, providing the base support for applications at the Java 2 API level.
WebSphere for z/OS is delivered as a single offering, along with 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 V4.0.1 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:
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
This program is not impacted by euro currency.
WebSphere for z/OS extends the S/390 IBM zSeries role as a premier server for enterprise e-business and exploits the IBM qualities of service such as scalability, performance, security, and availability.
By incorporating 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 Server for OS/390 and z/OS, Version 7, refer to Software Announcement 201-050 , dated March 6, 2001.
SmoothStart/Installation Services: 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 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 IBM 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:
This service analyzes z/OS and OS/390 systems that support Web server implementation. Experts can help improve the performance of your z/OS and 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 V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390: Program Directory (GI10-0680) is available.
The publication WebSphere Application Server V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390: License Information (LA22-7855) is available on the Web at:
The following publications are available on the Web at:
WebSphere Application Server V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390 Publications
Common Publications Between z/OS, OS/390, and the Windows® Platforms
Common WebSphere Publications
For WebSphere Application Server V4.0.1 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 V3.02 for OS/390 or WebSphere V3.5 SE for OS/390 server face performance degradation if moved to a V4.0.1 server running on a machine without binary floating point hardware. A hardware upgrade is highly recommended before moving these applications to V4.0.1.
Version 4.0.1 can be installed into an existing Version 4.0 node. This means that you can install Version 4.0.1 on one system at a time, until all members of the WebSphere node are at the later level.
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, visit the Sun Microsystems Java Web page at:
Security, Auditability, and Control
WebSphere for z/OS provides automated authorization checking and a very strong security implementation for authentication and authorization. It is also designed to provide authentication and authorization service to clients, automatically checking security credentials of all clients accessing WebSphere for z/OS services.
WebSphere for z/OS 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.
Software Subscription and Support: The annual price of Software Subscription and Support for WebSphere Application Server V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390 (5655-F81) depends on the number of processor license entitlements purchased.
OTC(1) Medium Program Feature Feature Description Number Number Number WebSphere Application 5655-F31 0001 5812 Server V4.0.1 z/OS and OS/390 per processor
OTC Medium Feature Feature Description Number Number Medium Program Number 5655-F31 WebSphere Application 0003 5812 3480 Server V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390 -- Upgrade from WebSphere Application Server V3.02 Enterprise Edition for OS/390 (5655-A98 feature number 0002) WebSphere Application 0002 5812 3480 Server V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390 -- Upgrade from WebSphere Application Server V3 Standard Edition for OS/390 (5655-A98 feature number 0004)
OTC Medium Feature Feature Description Number Number Medium Program Number 5655-F31 WebSphere Application 0001 5812 3480 Server V4.0.1 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.
Existing WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 Software Subscription customers must order WebSphere Application Server V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390; shipment is not automatic.
Order Under PID 5655-F81 Standard Support Media Support for Annual Charge Feature Program Name Feature Number Number WebSphere Application 0001 6482 Server V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390
Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with the delivery options you want. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.
If publications are not wanted 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.
Product media is shipped only via customized offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Non-customized 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-XXXX),
which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions
of the program. These programs have an OTC 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. S/390 and zSeries IBM
Operational Support Services Support Line is an option for those
customers who desire added services.
Third-Party Code: The Program, WebSphere Application Server V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390 contains, and future updates to the program may contain, certain third-party components that are provided to you under terms and conditions which are different from those provided under the IPLA, or which require IBM to provide you with certain notices and/or information. Such information will be provided in the License Information document.
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.
The prices for WebSphere Application Server V4.0 for z/OS and OS/390 are unchanged.
For more information, refer to Software Announcement 201-058 , dated March 13, 2001.
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.