IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-115
May 21, 2002

IBM WebSphere MQ Event Broker Adds More Options to the MQ Family

 ENUS202-115.PDF (51KB)


At a Glance

Simply having access to data is no longer enough. WebSphere MQ Event Broker improves the quality of your decisions with new, selective access to information.

  • Dynamic publish and subscribe functions based on topic or content
  • Message routing between direct connection, WebSphere MQ, telemetry, and pervasive protocols
  • A highly scalable, event-driven model to integrate applications, people and devices regardless of location
  • Load sharing on multiple brokers to increase throughput to support multiple users
  • The information you request as needed
  • A high-performance option for JMS clients for nonpersistent IP messaging
  • Built-in support for pervasive devices through WebSphere MQ Everyplace™ and computer-telemetry integration (CTI) systems
  • A graphical development environment to help visualize information flows and multibroker topologies

The data you need, when you need it.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

Consider WebSphere® MQ Event Broker for personalized, up-to-the-minute information about events of interest to you that help you adapt to rapidly changing customer and market needs. For example:

  • Stock prices
  • Local conditions
  • News flashes
  • Store specials

With WebSphere MQ Event Broker, you can:

  • Access the information you want
  • Acquire the knowledge you need
  • Select how much information you want from sporting and other events
  • Make better decisions on:
    • When to buy/sell
    • When to take preventive action to improve customer care or avert danger

Information that you can subscribe to and easily personalize using WebSphere MQ Event Broker brings together:

  • The power of the JMS implemented by WebSphere MQ messaging
  • Publish and subscribe technology from WebSphere MQ Integrator
  • A new, optimized publish and subscribe broker function
  • Support for direct, IP-based messages

The full publish/subscribe function in the WebSphere MQ base and in WebSphere MQ Integrator is supported, together with new JMS clients for fast, direct non-persistent messaging.

Other members of the WebSphere MQ family can be used to publish information to brokers or to connect remote or mobile devices into the system.

WebSphere MQ Event Broker is available on the following platforms:

  • Windows NT®
  • Windows 2000
  • AIX®
  • Sun Solaris
  • HP-UX

This product was previewed in November 2001, under the name WebSphere MQ Publish and Subscribe Edition.

Refer to Software Announcement 201-317 , dated November 6, 2001.

Key Prerequisites

Hardware capable of running the appropriate operating system is specified in the Software Requirements section.

Planned Availability Dates

  • International English (Passport Advantage Download): July 26, 2002
  • International English (Media): August 30, 2002
  • National Language Versions (Media): September 27, 2002

Description

Publish and subscribe is a way for two sets of users to send messages without either of them knowing directly about the other:

  • Publishers can indicate the topic of their message
  • Subscribers can choose to receive messages on particular topics

WebSphere MQ Event Broker combines the assured delivery of WebSphere MQ with fast publish/subscribe (pub/sub) technology suitable for thousands of users.

As a publisher, you can deliver messages to ensure that the subscriber receives them, or so that messages are seen only while the subscriber is monitoring for them. Message subscribers can ask to see only certain topics. Within those topics, they can ask to select only messages with certain contents. Their subscriptions can be changed at any time.

WebSphere MQ Event Broker supports Java™ Message Service (JMS) clients for both assured delivery and optimized, non-persistent messages. Both point-to-point and pub/sub messaging are supported, although the optimized broker only supports pub/sub.

JMS is a Java language API for Enterprise Messaging. It covers both pub/sub and point-to-point messaging. As a standard, it covers only the program interface, not communication protocols. Although it dictates various quality of service levels, it does not require any particular implementation. For example, a JMS provider can choose to adopt a traditional Message Queuing design, or a database-centered one. Implementations can be peer-to-peer, hub and spoke, or a mixture of the two. The significance of JMS to WebSphere MQ derives from its inclusion in the J2EE family of standard APIs. An Enterprise Java Bean server is required to implement this set of APIs.

With WebSphere MQ Event Broker, you can reach more customers or employees using pub/sub technology. WebSphere MQ Event Broker distributes information about events you personalize at the topic and content level. Whether you need to integrate information from WebSphere MQ, Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) software-enabled devices, IBM WebSphere MQ Everyplace or Internet Protocol (IP) technology-based messages, WebSphere MQ Event Broker can handle it all. JMS is available. This full integration allows seamless interoperation with IBM WebSphere MQ applications and the ability to reuse existing MQ skills and resources.

WebSphere MQ Integrator already contains extensive publish/subscribe capability. Migration and compatibility with WebSphere MQ Integrator is maintained. You can use other products in the WebSphere MQ family to publish information to brokers, or to connect remote or mobile devices with the system. These products can connect, disconnect and reconnect whenever they need to be a part of the current message flow providing full interoperability among clients. WebSphere MQ Event Broker allows application portability and integration with IBM WebSphere software.

A Publish/Subscribe Broker: WebSphere MQ Event Broker can distribute information to applications and people that have registered for information on the data topic and data value. It manages the flow of information from remote devices to enterprise applications that need the data.

With WebSphere MQ Event Broker, a publisher is a provider of information and a subscriber — the consumer — who uses the information, needs no knowledge of the publisher. As a publisher, you can help ensure message delivery to the subscriber or allow messages to be seen only while the subscriber is monitoring them. Subscribers can specify the topic and content of the information they want to receive.

For example, send an alert when the value of the kilowatt exceeds $25.50; send a notice of trades of stock over U.S. $2M; send an alert when the pressure of valve number 3 on pipeline number 2 reaches 100 psi; a notice to inform you when your child activates your mobile phone; and display the lap speed and acceleration rates of car number 13 for the last ten laps.

Subscription specifications can be changed at any time. Data supplied by a publisher is constantly changing and you can quickly update multiple subscribers with the latest information.

What You Need is Yours: Communication is a vital part of running a successful business. WebSphere MQ Event Broker helps you provide positive interaction that promotes long-term relationships with your customers. Build customer loyalty through personalized subscriptions that results in repeat purchases. Detailed content control gives you current, relevant information and avoids overwhelming customers with useless data. This level of control helps to improve customer satisfaction and drives sales productivity. It also helps reduce costs and helps increase operational effectiveness. WebSphere MQ Event Broker accommodates telemetry and pervasive devices and associated applications, enabling them to become a part of your business processes anytime, anywhere.

The WebSphere MQ Family and Business Integration: e-business is accelerating the pace of change. Speed to market and quality of service are critical for success so companies need to be agile to survive. The WebSphere MQ family provides a versatile platform for e-business.

The WebSphere platform for e-business includes business integration products and solutions that can help integrate just two applications, a single department, or the entire enterprise; reaching across business channels, trading partners and Web customers. The WebSphere platform for e-business includes information connectivity and integration products, which can be combined selectively or built up, one upon the other, to provide more powerful and efficient integration. In addition, IBM has further products to support business integration, such as its WebSphere Adapters (including many additional IBM CrossWorlds Connectors and Adapters).

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM): WebSphere MQ technology is available to qualified OEM for product integration via the IBM OEM organization. Prospective OEMs can discuss details of the arrangement by contacting the IBM OEM Worldwide Software Sales team at ibmoemsw@austin.ibm.com.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

WebSphere MQ Event Broker, V2.1: The WebSphere MQ Event Broker V2.1 Control Center and Configuration Manager do not yet fully support use by people with disabilities. However, the WebSphere MQ Event Broker V2.1 Control Center is largely compatible with the accessibility features included with the Microsoft™ Windows® operating systems.

Product Positioning

The WebSphere MQ family provides a versatile platform for e-business.

WebSphere MQ Event Broker fits in with the following WebSphere MQ family members:

  • WebSphere MQ , the core of the WebSphere MQ family, integrates over 35 platforms. Providing the base messaging functions for servers and clients, and assuring once only message delivery, it can be used alone or with other members of the family.
  • WebSphere MQ Adapter Offering provides the framework and tools to build and customize WebSphere MQ adapters for existing and new, prepackaged, or custom-developed applications.
  • WebSphere MQ Everyplace brings the benefits of assured message delivery and rock-solid security to the failure-prone environment of mobile working.
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator — a powerful information broker, includes a one-to-many connectivity model plus transformation, intelligent routing, and information-flow modelling across multiple, disparate business systems. The broker for WebSphere pub/sub (event) support provides an entry point with lower cost, yet optimized performance for a subset of function.
  • MQSeries® Workflow — a business process management system, enables the definition, execution, and swift change of complete business processes that span systems, applications, and people.

In addition, product extensions provide additional supported function available as a download from the Internet.

WebSphere MQ Family: The IBM industry-leading WebSphere MQ software helps companies:

  • Quickly and economically address business integration issues
  • Become more agile
  • Stay flexible
  • Maintain customer orientation
  • Gain competitive position and stay there

The WebSphere MQ family allows companies to maximize e-business opportunities by:

  • Leveraging existing resources
  • Improving speed-to-market
  • Anticipating IT changes as their business changes

There are now three pub/sub broker solutions in the WebSphere MQ family. In order of capability and price, these are:

  1. The downloadable product extension MA0C. This broker limits subscriptions based on topics, not message content.
  2. WebSphere MQ Event Broker adds optimized support for subscription by message content with full XML support.
  3. WebSphere MQ Integrator (previously called MQSeries Integrator) supports further data types, dynamic processing, and enhancing of messages. It does not support the IP-based client.

WebSphere MQ Event Broker fills the gap between the Publish/Subscribe SupportPac™ (MA0C) available with WebSphere MQ and the full WebSphere MQ Integrator product.

Customers who primarily need only the pub/sub function in WebSphere MQ Integrator may wish to choose WebSphere MQ Event Broker.

Customers who need the full database and data transformation function should choose WebSphere MQ Integrator.

Although JMS and Application Messaging Interface (AMI) pub/sub are supported by using the MA0C SupportPac alone, and performance has been improved for this SupportPac. Performance using WebSphere MQ Event Broker is better for many usage scenarios. For example, it would give increased throughput when there are large numbers of subscribers with messages that don't need assured delivery. Another factor is that the SupportPac does not support subscription by content.

Statement of Direction

IBM plans to enhance WebSphere MQ Event Broker to include the following platform support during the fourth quarter of 2002:

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Linux

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

Trademarks

 
Everyplace and SupportPac are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, AIX, and MQSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

Visit the following Web site for additional information:

The appropriate curriculum will include the enhancements described in this announcement.

Refer to the IBM Learning Services Home Page for available courses in your country:

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements described in this announcement.

Details of the education support will be provided by May 21, 2002, through a separate education announcement.

Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are available.

For WebSphere® MQ courses, access:

Call IBM Learning Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

Offering Information

Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

PDF files can be downloaded from the Web after availability.

Printed installation instructions are provided in multiple languages in the product media pack.

National language versions of books are only available in the second shipment of the product CD-ROM or the via Internet.

Hardcopy books can be ordered from country program libraries after July 25, 2002. To order, contact your IBM representative.

The following books are shipped on the product CD in PDF format only:

                                                       Order
Publication                                            Number
 
Introduction and Planning                              GC34-6088
Installation Guide for Windows NT(R) and               GC34-6092
 Windows(R) 2000
Installation Guide for AIX(R)                          GC34-6089
Installation Guide for Solaris                         GC34-6091
Installation Guide for HP-UX                           GC34-6090
Administration Guide                                   SC34-6093
Programming Guide                                      SC34-6095
Using the Control Center                               SC34-6096
Messages                                               GC34-6094

Hardcopy books can be ordered from country program libraries after planned availability. To order, contact your IBM representative.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: WebSphere MQ manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form.

The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable.

These displayable manuals are available in PDF format, and some are also available in HTML format.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

WebSphere MQ Event Broker for AIX: Any Year 2000-compliant RS/6000® or IBM eServer pSeries hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software shown below, and any associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider (if not IBM).

Any hardware capable of running other trademarked AIX systems from IBM or other vendors who have passed a set of certification tests for compliance with the AIX application binary and program interfaces. For further details on the AIX Multiple Vendor Program (MVP), refer to:

WebSphere MQ Event Broker for HP-UX: Any Year 2000-compliant Hewlett-Packard PA-RISC (1.1, or later) hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software shown below, and any associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.

WebSphere MQ Event Broker for Sun Solaris: Any Year 2000-compliant Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software shown below, and any associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.

Note: Solaris systems from other manufacturers are not supported.

WebSphere MQ Event Broker for Windows: Any Year 2000-compliant 32-bit Intel® PC hardware (or equivalent) explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software shown below, and any associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.

Software Requirements

WebSphere MQ Event Broker for AIX

Protocols: Network protocols supported are SNA LU6.2 and TCP/IP.

Operating System

  • AIX V4.3.3 with relevant Year-2000 fixes
  • AIX V5.1

Databases

  • Oracle 8iR3
  • DB2 Universal Database (UDB)® V7.1
  • Sybase 12

A level 1.3.1 Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE) is required to run on AIX.

WebSphere MQ Event Broker for HP-UX

Protocols: Network protocols supported are SNA LU6.2 and TCP/IP.

Operating System: Software requirements are identical for server and client HP environments unless otherwise stated.

  • HP-UX V11.0 with relevant Year-2000 fixes

Databases

  • Oracle 8iR3
  • DB2 UDB V7.1

WebSphere MQ Event Broker for Sun Solaris

Protocols: Network protocols supported are SNA LU6.2 and TCP/IP.

Operating System: Software requirements are identical for server and client Sun Solaris environments unless otherwise stated.

  • Sun Solaris 8

It is recommended that the latest levels of all relevant patches to the base operating system are installed.

Databases

  • Oracle 8iR3
  • DB2 UDB V7.1
  • Sybase 12

WebSphere MQ Event Broker for Windows

Protocols: Network protocols supported are NetBIOS, SNA LU6.2, TCP/IP, and SPX.

Operating System: Software requirements are identical for server and client Windows NT environments unless otherwise stated.

  • Microsoft™ Windows NT V4.0, to include TCP/IP, NetBIOS, and SPX with Service Pack 6a
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (Professional or Server Edition) including use on IBM eServer iSeries Integrated Netfinity® Server

Databases

  • SQL Server V7.0
  • SQL Server 2000 (Windows 2000 only)
  • DB2 UDB V7.1
  • Oracle 8iR3
  • Sybase V12

Compatibility: For details on WebSphere MQ family platforms, messaging links, gateways and interfaces, WebSphere MQ Integrator platforms, MQSeries® Workflow platforms, and additional information, access:

Limitations: Performance of the system is dependent on the speed and latency of transmission links, the speed of processors and storage media used in devices and servers, and the total demand on server resources.

Planning Information

Clarification of Capacity Unit Requirements for WebSphere MQ Products: This section applies to all WebSphere MQ server products priced using WebSphere MQ capacity units.

  • To order a new license of an WebSphere MQ server product, use the capacity unit table.

For further pricing and licensing information, visit:

Use of Components on Separate Machines: WebSphere MQ Event Broker consists of several components:

  • Message broker
  • Configuration manager
  • User Name Server
  • Database manager
  • Control Center

Capacity Units are required for every machine on which the broker component contained in the program's media package is installed. Use of the Configuration Manager is limited to one additional Intel-based (or equivalent) machine. No separate server authorizations are required to license any other component part of the media package

It is the use of the Message Broker component that determines how capacity unit requirements are calculated. Calculations must be made using the appropriate type of processor for the operating system in use.

Refer also to the Terms and Conditions section.

Customer Responsibilities: The customer must provide the minimum hardware and software environments in which the licensed programs run.

The customer must identify the machines on which they will install WebSphere MQ. The customer or program provider will identify the tier in which they fit, and then calculate the level of Capacity-Unit Charge for the required Use Authorization. Before operating the system, the customer must confirm that they have sufficient Use Authorization to use the system.

Problem determination (PD) is a customer responsibility. PD is an assessment of whether a problem is caused by hardware or software. PD is complete only when the cause of the problem is identified. This assessment includes examination of available symptoms using the PD procedures documented in the product.

Problem source identification (PSI) is a customer responsibility. PSI begins when software is determined to be the source of the problem. PSI includes tracing the source of the program to a host system control program (SCP), an application program, or another source. Assisting the customer with PSI is an IBM service and support responsibility.

Installability: WebSphere MQ Event Broker, V2.1 can run on the same machine as WebSphere MQ Integrator but does not share workload processing with it. Certain objects are incompatible between the two products.

Packaging: The packaging of WebSphere MQ Event Broker, V2.1 is via media packs or software download only. The product is sold only through Passport Advantage; no shrinkwrap packages are available.

WebSphere MQ Event Broker, V2.1 media consists of multiple CD-ROMs. It contains program code and PDF files of the publications for viewing online. The CD-ROMs also contain the complete appropriate WebSphere MQ programs necessary to run WebSphere MQ Event Broker on the specified platforms and restricted versions of DB2® 7.1 UDB Enterprise Edition customized to install with WebSphere MQ Integrator.

The product media pack contains:

  • WebSphere MQ Event Broker for each platform supported
  • MQSeries V5.2 for each platform supported
  • JMS support
  • DB2 support for each platform
  • MQ Client support

The WebSphere MQ Event Broker product messages and books are not translated in the English version.

This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (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.

Security, Auditability, and Control

Security for this product is similar to WebSphere MQ Integrator.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

WebSphere MQ products use a flexible pricing structure. The pricing structure simplifies the development and management of complex applications, particularly for large organizations

There is only one charge unit for these products, the Capacity Unit.

The price model is structured over tiers that are defined by machine type or numbers of processors. The greater the number of processors per machine, the higher the tier position and the more Use Authorizations needed to use the program. This applies to each machine and machine upgrade. Capacity Unit Use Authorization is required for each machine according to the table. Capacity Units are not supplied with media packs, and must be acquired separately under Passport Advantage.

Passport Advantage

                                                  Part
Program Name                                      Number
 
WebSphere MQ Event Broker
Media Package -- International English            BA06BIE
Media Package -- Multilingual                     BA06AML
WebSphere Event Broker Cap. Unit
 Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv                             D51A6LL
 Lic/SW Maint 2 Anniv                             D51A7LL
 SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv                            E00C1LL
 SW Maint Aft Lic 1 Anniv                         D51A8LL

Passport Advantage Customer: Media Pack Entitlement Details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

                                                  Part
Program Name                                      Number
 
WebSphere MQ Event Broker, V2.1                   BA06AML
 Multilingual Media Pack

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include software maintenance.

LI Form Number: Softcopy only

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 2004

Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Usage Restriction: Yes

For this program, the program license Charge Unit is based on the number of processors by server. Capacity Units are available in units of one, and are required for every machine on which the broker component contained in the program's media package is installed. Use of the Configuration Manager is limited to one additional Intel-based machine. No separate server authorizations are required to license any other component part of the media package

The number of Capacity Units required for use of the program on any machine is based on the number of symmetrical multiprocessors (SMP) in the machine, or for iSeries on the processor group.

UNIX(R) and Intel(1) Servers
 
                                                   Total Capacity
Description                                        Units Required
 
Intel(1) Uniprocessor machines                           2
Intel 2-way SMP machines and RISC 1-2                    4
 processors per box/Symmetrical
 Processor (SP(TM)) node
Intel/RISC 3-8 processors                                8
 per box/SP mode
Intel/RISC 9-23 processors                              16
 per box/SP mode
Intel/RISC 24 or more processors                        30
 per box/SP mode
1
Intel machines include compatible processors such as Cyrix and AMD.

Users should retain their original product and Capacity Units as Proof of Entitlement (PoE).

MQSeries: The program includes a copy of MQSeries. For each PoE, you are authorized to install and use MQSeries in association with your use of the WebSphere MQ Event Broker product. You are authorized to install two copies of MQSeries for use with the WebSphere MQ Event Broker product. You are authorized to use MQSeries only with messages generated for the WebSphere MQ Event Broker product, and not for other purposes. To use MQSeries for other purposes, you must acquire a separate nonrestricted PoE for an MQSeries (or WebSphere MQ) product which authorizes such use.

DB2: The program includes a copy of the IBM DB2 UDB. For each PoE, you are authorized to install and use DB2 in association with your use of the WebSphere MQ Event Broker. You are authorized to install two copies of DB2 for use with the WebSphere MQ Event Broker product. You are authorized to use DB2 only for the storage and management of data generated by WebSphere MQ Event Broker product, and not for other data management purposes. To use DB2 for other purposes, you must acquire a separate nonrestricted PoE for a DB2 UDB software product which authorizes such use.

For further information on terms and conditions, refer also to the WebSphere MQ Web pages at:

Additional terms and conditions may apply to Java Runtime Environments. These will be included with the product.

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

Software maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter is provided by the software maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes software maintenance with each program acquired during the coverage period. This means the period commencing on the date you acquire the program up to the first or second anniversary date, depending on whether you acquired coverage for one or two anniversaries. The coverage period for software maintenance acquired in the two months preceding an anniversary date will be extended to the next applicable anniversary date.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect: IBM provides assistance for your:

  • Routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions
  • Code-related questions

IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. This assistance is not available to your end users. IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For further details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at:

Software maintenance does not include assistance for:

  • The design and development of applications
  • Your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment
  • Failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement

For more information, about the Passport Advantage Agreement refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit:

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

iSeries Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Not applicable

Prices

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.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized IBM Lotus® Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site:

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Trademarks

 
pSeries and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
SP and the e-business logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, AIX, RS/6000, DB2 Universal Database, Netfinity, MQSeries, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.