IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-218
September 24, 2002

IBM WebSphere Host Publisher V4 for zSeries Provides the WebSphere Server Solution for Web-to-Host Integration

 ENUS202-218.PDF (100KB)


At a Glance

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Enhancements in Version 4

  • WebSphere Application Server Version 4 is supported.
  • J2EE compliance supports the latest Web application development and deployment standards.
  • Web Services support enables existing legacy services to quickly and easily be deployed as new Web Services.
  • New WebSphere Portal Server portlet extends legacy content as new enterprise portal content.
  • New Per Processing Licensing Model.
  • Program Services for WebSphere Host Publisher V2.2 for OS/390 are being extended until June 30, 2003.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

Overview

IBM WebSphere® Host Publisher provides a quick and easy way to implement e-business by extending legacy applications to Web browser users and new WebSphere applications. WebSphere Host Publisher can be used to increase sales and reduce costs through applications such as Web self-service. The ability to integrate multiple back-end applications into a single Web page, giving end users the appearance of a single new application, coupled with HTML Web page delivery for the broadest possible reach, make Host Publisher the ideal solution for extending legacy applications to Web users.

WebSphere Host Publisher can significantly accelerate the time to market and reduce the expense of new WebSphere application development projects which require legacy access and integration. Host Publisher Studio can be used to programmatically generate the Java™ Beans or Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs) needed to provide legacy applications access to new WebSphere projects. This eliminates the need for Java developers to become legacy experts and enables limited Java developer resources to be focused on the new Web application function being developed.

WebSphere Host Publisher has provided a leading-edge solution for extending existing applications to Web users. However, because the industry has evolved, providing access to Web browser users is no longer sufficient. Today's more-sophisticated e-businesses need a consolidated Web-portal-based solution for access to all of the Enterprise Information Systems their employees and customers need. WebSphere Host Publisher has also evolved, and Version 4 provides a WebSphere Portal portlet that enables all of your 3270 and 5250 legacy content to quickly and easily be provided as new portal content, delivering a single enterprise-wide view to your end user communities.

WebSphere Host Publisher supports applications written for 3270, 5250, Virtual Terminal (VT), Java, and databases that provide a Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) interface. It supports an HTML-browser and does not require specific Java-enabled browsers or changes to the existing legacy applications.

WebSphere Host Publisher is part of IBM's comprehensive portfolio of WebSphere e-business solutions designed to deliver maximum investment protection and return on investment (ROI) as your e-business needs evolve.

Key Prerequisites

  • z/OS™ V1.1 or OS/390® V2.9, or later, or z/OS.e
  • WebSphere Application Server V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390
    • Requires the Web server running on a front-end distributed platform box with a distributed WAS V4.0x plug-in

Planned Availability Date

September 27, 2002

Description

IBM WebSphere Host Publisher provides a quick and easy way to implement e-business by extending the reach of mission-critical applications to Web browser users and new WebSphere applications, requiring no changes to the existing applications. Broad legacy application support combined with enterprise-class scalability, security, and availability features make Host Publisher the ideal solution for new e-business deployments. Legacy application types supported include 3270, 5250, and VT applications and databases that provide a Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) interface — such as IBM DB2 Universal Database®, Oracle, and Sybase, as well as any API-based Java application or bean. Whether your objective is reducing costs or increasing revenue through Web-to-host deployments, or accelerating new e-business application development projects, Host Publisher delivers the capabilities to get there quickly, and to grow as your e-business grows.

WebSphere Host Publisher provides the answer for HTML delivery of host information to end users and includes features specifically designed to address the Internet environment, for example:

  • WebSphere Host Publisher does not require the browser to be Java enabled.
  • The user interface is a familiar industry-standard Web page.
  • New WebSphere Portal support brings 3270 and 5250 legacy content into the consolidated user interface provided by enterprise portals.
  • Host Publisher provides application access to users not familiar with green screens and the location of input fields.
  • Composite application capability masks the complexity of host applications from Web browser users.
  • Extensive security options safeguard access to mission-critical host applications.
  • Access capabilities are extended beyond 3270 and 5250 to include Java, Java Database Connectivity, and Virtual Terminal.

WebSphere Host Publisher provides the answer for accessing legacy applications from new Web applications and delivers a wide range of options for accelerating the time to market for new Web application projects requiring legacy access and integration:

  • Host Publisher can be used as a bean generator to create the Java Beans (Integration Objects) needed to provide legacy access for new Web applications.
  • Through its Enterprise Java Bean support, Host Publisher makes host applications available to new EJB-based e-business applications.
  • New Web Services support enables legacy application services to quickly and easily be extended as new industry-standard Web Services.
  • XML support includes both XML host access through Host Publisher generated Java Beans as well as XML access to entire native application screens by using the included XML gateway.

Host Publisher consists of two major components:

  • Host Publisher Studio
  • Host Publisher Server

Host Publisher Studio

Host Publisher Studio is a collection of task-oriented, easy-to-use GUIs that assist the Web-application builder in managing and creating Web-to-host projects. It uses task-oriented prompts to guide the user through the creation process, minimizing or eliminating the need for programming to accomplish these projects.

Studio automatically generates a Java Bean, called an Integration Object, which encapsulates legacy interactions and data retrieval. In addition, Studio can generate a corresponding Enterprise Java Bean to access these legacy systems. New with Host Publisher V4 is the ability to selectively enable legacy applications and services as new Web Services.

You can use Studio to generate a fully customizable HTML Web page for modeling interaction with the Integration Objects and presenting the resulting data. The HTML Web page can be enhanced with Web authoring tools, such as WebSphere Studio, to meet corporate guidelines on style and image. Once the Web page is completed, you can publish it to Host Publisher Server for production access by end users.

Host Publisher Studio is provided on a separate CD assembly and runs on Windows® 98, Windows Me, Windows NT®, Windows 2000, and Windows XP operating systems.

The applications created with the common Host Publisher Studio will run unchanged in all supported environments: AIX®, Sun Solaris, Windows, IBM eServer zSeries™, and IBM eServer iSeries™. Additional server platform support is provided by Host Publisher for AIX, Sun Solaris, Windows, and Host Publisher for iSeries, which are available as separate products. The ability to move from one operating system platform to another will allow you to move your workload to a higher-capacity platform as demands increase.

Host Publisher Server

Host Publisher Server provides the runtime environment for supporting Web applications created with Host Publisher Studio. The run-time components include:

  • Connection management
  • Run-time administration
  • Log and trace management

WebSphere Host Publisher requires and exploits the leading-edge WebSphere Application Server V4 run-time environment. The combination of WebSphere Application Server and Host Publisher delivers an unparalleled solution for enterprise-class legacy integration with new WebSphere e-business applications and host application extension to new Web users.

WebSphere Host Publisher V4 brings J2EE compliance to Web-to-host implementations. J2EE provides value by significantly reducing the cost and complexity of developing and deploying multitier solutions, resulting in services that can be rapidly deployed and easily enhanced.

A production use license for IBM WebSphere Application Server, V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390 is not included with WebSphere Host Publisher V4 but must be acquired with a separate product order.

Note: Host Publisher V4 does include a separate CD for the WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Developer Single Server Edition V4.0. The license associated with this program is for development use only and is not for production use. You are limited to the use of this program for internal evaluation and for the development, demonstration, and testing of applications which use this program.

Scalability and High Availability

WebSphere Host Publisher exploits the load-balancing and high-availability capabilities of the WebSphere Application Server. WebSphere Application Server provides support for running multiple Server Regions on one or more systems in a WebSphere installation. Running multiple Server Regions can provide the following benefits:

  • Improved throughput, because requests can be distributed across multiple Server Regions
  • Better fault tolerance, because when one Server Region fails, user requests for an application can be processed by any of the remaining Server Regions

Security

WebSphere Host Publisher delivers a broad range of security options. On the Web side of a Host Publisher implementation, all of the existing industry-standard Web security mechanisms for securing access and authentication are enabled. This includes SSL for data encryption and client authentication. To existing legacy applications, Host Publisher will appear as a standard user of the application, which enables you to leverage your existing legacy security systems (such as RACF®) on IBM zSeries, to control access to these critical resources.

A critically important requirement when extending legacy applications to the general public is not just making the application easily available and easy to use, but controlling which application content and services the user can access. Host Publisher provides exacting control over which application options are exposed to the end user through its Studio navigational facilities. In addition, because the end user is never directly connected to the legacy application (the end user connects to Host Publisher which accesses the legacy system for the end user), the potential for the end user to wander to other applications is virtually eliminated.

Web Services

Web Services provide an open industry-standard way for applications to connect and interact on the Web. Web Services enable businesses to publish interfaces to their business processes, which streamlines interaction with their organizational value net. It allows multiple divisions, trading partners, contractors, customers, and suppliers to connect business processes and create cross-enterprise transactions.

New with WebSphere Host Publisher V4 is the ability to quickly and easily extend your legacy applications, which can be thought of as legacy services, as new Web Services. WebSphere Host Publisher Integration Objects and Enterprise Java Beans are now enabled as new Web Services. Host Publisher Studio has been enhanced to provide a selectable Web Services option so your existing Host Publisher skills can be leveraged in creating new Web Services. In addition, Host Publisher Studio now generates new Web Services-specific Java methods developed to optimize network performance and response time when deploying legacy services as new Web Services across a wide area network.

WebSphere Host Publisher is used in conjunction with WebSphere Studio Application Developer to create Web Services, build the corresponding Web Service Description Language (WSDL), register the Web Services within the Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) registry, and deploy the Web Service via WebSphere Application Server.

A key strength of the Web Services industry standard is that existing back-end implementations do not need to be changed. Your well-tested and operational core information technology structure can be reused without the effort, scheduling impact, and risk that would be involved in rework. Support for the new Host Publisher Web Services enables you to get there quickly while leveraging your existing investment in Host Publisher skills.

Support for Web Services has been implemented in a number of IBM software products, including WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Studio. Now WebSphere Host Publisher enables you to develop Integration Objects and EJBs that can become parts of Web Services and deployed in the WebSphere environment.

WebSphere Portal

The WebSphere Portal provides a secure, single point of interaction with diverse information, business processes, and people, personalized to a user's needs and responsibilities. This personalized single point of access to all necessary information resources reduces information overload, accelerates productivity, and increases Web-site usage.

Among the most important enterprise information resources are the 3270 and 5250 legacy information systems that drive today's businesses. New with WebSphere Host Publisher V4 is a Host Publisher portlet that enables legacy content and services to be extended quickly and easily as new portal content. This will enable you to incorporate your huge inventory of legacy application content within the personalized single point of access provided by the WebSphere Portal.

The Host Publisher portlet delivers the state management capabilities needed to enable complex interaction with existing applications while enabling the navigational ease-of-use characteristics of the WebSphere Portal.

For consistency with many other WebServer Portal portlets, the Host Publisher portlet will be delivered via download from the WebSphere Portal portlet Web site at:

Product Positioning

WebSphere Host Publisher is a core component of IBM's market-leading WebSphere Host Integration Solution. It provides the HTML and WebSphere application enablement solution within this offering and complements IBM's WebSphere Host On-Demand capability to quickly and easily extend host applications to Web users through its Java-based emulator.

WebSphere Host Publisher focuses on consolidating multiple existing applications, without modification, to present a single integrated view to a Web browser. This leverages security, scalability, and availability features that are essential for the deployment of e-business applications. It delivers a quick and easy way for companies to implement e-business applications by extending existing applications to the Web. It is primarily intended for the legacy extension space with little or no new business logic. WebSphere tools, like WebSphere Studio, may be used to add new business logic to a Host Publisher implementation if needed.

WebSphere Host Publisher's ability to integrate with IBM's Java-based connectors, such as MQSeries®, delivers unlimited reach for customers as their back-end application needs change and expand over time.

WebSphere Host Publisher is part of IBM's comprehensive WebSphere portfolio of leading-edge e-business solutions and provides additional value-add when used in conjunction with other members of the WebSphere family. Examples include its use:

  • In conjunction with WebSphere Studio Application Developer to quickly and easily extend existing legacy applications services as new Web Services
  • With the WebSphere Portal to extend existing legacy content as new portal content
  • With other WebSphere family members to extend legacy application access to pervasive device users, such as cell phones and personal digital assistant users
  • With WebSphere Voice Server to enable developers to quickly develop and deploy voice-enabled e-business solutions requiring legacy application access

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, z/OS, zSeries, and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, OS/390, DB2 Universal Database, AIX, RACF, and MQSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Windows NT 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.

Offering Information

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

Publications

The following publications are shipped with the program:

                                                         Form
Title                                                    Number
 
WebSphere(R) Host Publisher                              GC31-8728
 Administrator's and User's Guide
 
Program Directory                                        GI10-3211
 
WebSphere Host Publisher Server for                      LCD4-4935
 Windows NT(R) and Windows(R) 2000 V4.0
 CD-ROM
 
WebSphere Host Publisher Studio for                      LCD4-4938
 WinNT, Win2000, Win98, WinXP, and
 WinMe CD-ROM
 
WebSphere Studio Application Developer                   LCD4-4940
 Trial Edition V4.0.3 CD-ROM
 
Host Publisher for WebSphere Application                 LK2T-6294
 Server V4.0 CD-ROM Bundle

The following publication can be ordered separately after planned availability. To order, contact your IBM representative.

                                                         Order
Title                                                    Number
 
WebSphere Host Publisher                                 GC31-8728
 Administrator's and User's Guide

The Publications Notification System (PNS) is available by order number or product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe can visit the PNS Web site location at:

The IBM Publications Center Portal:

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publications Center.

Displayable Softcopy Publications

The WebSphere Host Publisher Administrator's and User's Guide is provided in displayable softcopy form. A WebSphere Host Publisher Programmer's Guide and Reference is also provided in displayable softcopy form. The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material and are shipped on the product media.

The PDF versions of the manuals can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader in any of the supported environments.

The HTML versions of the manuals can be viewed using any Web browser in any of the supported environments.

Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

Host Publisher Server Installation

Total DASD space required:

  • 1.0 MB
  • Distribution 120 MB
  • Hierarchical File System (HFS) 100 MB

Note: These requirements are in addition to requirements made by WebSphere.

Host Publisher Studio Installation

  • Pentium® II 366 processor or higher (Pentium II 450 processor recommended)
  • 128 MB RAM minimum (256 MB RAM recommended)
  • 110 MB of free disk space, add more for your applications (1 GB recommended)
  • A display with a color depth of 256 colors or higher, and a minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels

Note: These requirements pertain to the Host Publisher product. Other products may require additional resources.

Software Requirements

Server Installation

  • z/OS™ V1.1 (5694-A01) or OS/390® V2.9 (5647-A01), or later, or z/OS.e
  • WebSphere Application Server V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390 (5655-F31) at minimum PTF levels: UQ68063 and UQ67482
    • Requires the Web Server running on a front-end distributed platform box with a distributed WAS V4.0x plug-in

Studio Installation

  • Windows 98, Windows Me
  • Windows NT Workstation or Server V4.0, Service Pack 4
  • Windows 2000 Professional, Server, or Advanced Server
  • Windows XP or Windows XP Professional

Limitations

  • Support for Database Access JDBC connection pooling is not provided.
  • Support for Express Logon is not provided.

Performance Considerations: IBM WebSphere Host Publisher V4 is a Java™ product and performance is a function of the speed of the network, the processing power of the workstation or server, as well as the level of the Java Development Kit (JDK) being used. WebSphere Host Publisher ships its own version of the JDK for its use and will periodically update it to newer levels after performing sufficient compatibility and performance tests. It is not recommended that newer levels of the JDK be used with WebSphere Host Publisher V4 without first consulting IBM Service.

Planning Information

Packaging: IBM WebSphere Host Publisher is distributed in one package with the following:

  • 9/6250 magnetic tape, 3480 tape cartridge, or 4-mm DAT for OS/390 with Program Directory
  • CD-ROM for WebSphere Host Publisher Server for Windows V4.0
  • CD-ROM for WebSphere Host Publisher Studio for Windows V4.0
  • CD-ROM for WebSphere Studio Application Developer Trial Edition V4.0.3
  • CD-ROM bundle for WebSphere Application Server Advanced Single Edition V4.0
  • Hardcopy publication: User's Guide
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)

Security, Auditability, and Control

WebSphere Host Publisher for zSeries™ uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system and other functions, included with the product, to enhance data security and privacy.

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 Host Publisher V4 is a stand-alone product that has one charge unit — processors. It is available in units of one. You must acquire a Host Publisher license for each processor (central processing unit) on each machine that has the ability to execute Host Publisher.

Basic License: To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program Name: WebSphere Host Publisher V4.0 for zSeries

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipments will begin on the planned availability date.

                                        OTC       Medium
                            Program     Feature   Feature
Description                 Number      Number    Number    Medium
 
WebSphere Host              5655-I03    0005      5812      3480
 Publisher V4.0                                              Tape
 for zSeries
 per processor

Support for WebSphere Host Publisher V4.0 for zSeries

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support

Program Number: 5655-K35

Support for WebSphere Host Publisher V4.0 for zSeries is provided and licensed under the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (Z125-5790), or IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011), or IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (Z125-5599) and its Addendum for Support (Z125-6311).

This 5655-K35 order establishes entitlement records worldwide as well as support for WebSphere Host Publisher V4.0 for zSeries. If a 5655-K35 order is not placed, the customer will not be entitled to support.

The SW Subscription and Support provides:

  • Program Support: For the unmodified portion of the program, and to the extent problems can be recreated in the specified operating environment, includes:
    • Code Corrections: Code to correct reported, substantial deviations from the program's then-applicable specifications
    • Fixes: Existing code corrections, restrictions, or known bypasses for reported problems
    • Program Updates: Periodic releases of collections of code corrections, fixes, functional enhancements (including modifications to accommodate statutory or regulatory changes), and new versions and releases to the program and documentation
  • Technical Assistance:
    • A reasonable amount of remote assistance via telephone, mail, fax, or e-mail to address suspected IBM program defects

On-site (local) support, although available, is provided as part of the IBM portfolio of fee-based services.

To order the SW Subscription and Annual Support, specify program number 5655-K35 and the feature number from the table below. The quantity of SW Subscription and Support licenses must be equal to the number of OTC licenses ordered for the WebSphere Host Publisher V4.0 for zSeries (5655-I03).

Support is not provided for the following CD-ROMs included with the Host Publisher for zSeries V4:

  • WebSphere Host Publisher Server for Windows V4.0
  • WebSphere Studio Application Developer Trial Edition V4.0.3
  • WebSphere Application Server Advanced Single Edition V4.0

                                                  Order under Program
                         Subscription/            Number 5655-K35
                         Support for              Standard Support
Support for              Program                  Annual Charge
Program Name             Number                   Feature Number
 
WebSphere Host           5655-I03                 0001
 Publisher V4.0
 for zSeries
 per processor

For media, specify Medium Supply Feature Number 6802.

                                           Order under Program
                                           Number 5655-K35
                      Subscription/        No Charge Decline
                      Support for          Software Subscription
Support for           Program              and Support
Program Name          Number               Feature Number
 
WebSphere Host        5655-I03             0002
 Publisher V4.0
 for zSeries
 per processor

Customized Offerings

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

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)

These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6311), 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. S/390® and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until September 27, 2004

Note: Program Services for WebSphere Host Publisher V2.2 for OS/390 (5655-D70) are extended until June 30, 2003.

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: No

Usage Restriction: Yes

WebSphere Host Publisher V4 is referred to below as the "Program."

The Program consists of software components that are licensed pursuant to the terms of the IBM International Program License Agreement. These components are the Host Publisher Server and the Host Publisher Studio.

Except as provided below you are authorized to install and use one copy of the Host Publisher Server on the same machine for each valid PoE, notwithstanding the inclusion of multiple versions, releases, and translations (including versions, releases, and translations of a component for multiple operating systems) of Host Publisher Server in the packaging for the Program. You must acquire a PoE for each central processing unit on each machine that has the ability to execute Host Publisher Server.

The Host Publisher Studio component of the Program is used to customize and develop Host Publisher applications. You are allowed to install and use an unlimited number of copies of the Program's Host Publisher Studio component within your enterprise for purposes of education or development or customization of your applications for use with the Program. For individual application developer building, testing, evaluating, and demonstrating of Host Publisher applications, customers are authorized to install and use the Host Publisher Server for Windows NT or Windows 2000 on the same machine as the Host Publisher Studio component of the Program. Use for deployment of Host Publisher applications for production use is not permitted. This is a "development-use-only" authorization for the use of Host Publisher Server for Windows NT or Windows 2000.

The Program contains sample code to demonstrate how to use Host Publisher technology (Sample Code). The following terms supersede any conflicting or inconsistent terms in this License Information or the IPLA with respect to the Sample Code.

Disclaimer of Warranty: The Sample Code may not be at the level of performance or compatibility of general available IBM products, and may be changed substantially in the future.

The Sample Code is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk arising out of the use or performance of this sample code remains with you. In no event will IBM be liable for any lost profits, lost savings, incidental or indirect damages, or other economic consequential damages, even if IBM or its authorized supplier has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In addition, IBM and its suppliers will not be liable for any damages claimed by you based on any third-party claim.

Third-Party Code: The Program contains, and future updates and fixpacks to the Program may contain, certain third-party components that are provided to you under terms and conditions that are different from this Agreement, or that require IBM to provide you with certain notices and/or information. For each such third-party component, IBM will identify such third-party component either in the Program's "Readme" or "License.Txt" file (or in an updated "Readme" or "License.Txt" file or in an updated "Readme" or "License.Txt" file accompanying a fixpack or update), or in a file or files referenced in the "Readme" files (and shall include any associated license agreement, notices and other related information therein). You may find the "Readme" or "License.Txt" file on the media accompanying the Program. The third-party component may contain, or be accompanied by, its own license agreement (for example, provided when installing or starting such component, or accompanying such component in a file entitled "Readme," "Copying," "License," or a substantially similar title, or included among the Program's paper documentation, if any). Your use of each third-party component that contains or is accompanied by its own license agreement, or for which IBM has identified a licensed agreement in one of the above "Readme" or "License.Txt" files (or in a file or files referenced therein), will be subject to the terms and conditions of such other license agreement, and not this Agreement. By using or not uninstalling such third-party components after the initial installation of such third-party components (thereby giving you access to the applicable license agreements, notices, and information), you acknowledge and agree to all such license agreements, notices and information, including those provided only in the English language. You agree to review any updated "Readme" or "License.Txt" files that accompany updates and fixpacks to the Program.

Software Maintenance Applies: No

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised Support Line offering, refer to our Web site at:

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

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: Yes, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

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.

Program Name: WebSphere Host Publisher V4.0 for zSeries

                      Machine           OTC
Order Type            Type/             Feature
Description           Model             Number              OTC
 
WebSphere Host        5655-I03          0005                $75,000
 Publisher V4.0
 for zSeries
 per processor

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support

                                        Standard
                                        Support
                         Program        Annual Charge         Annual
Description              Number         Feature Number        Charge
 
Subscription             5655-K35       0001                  $18,750
 and Support for
 WebSphere Host
 Publisher V4.0
 for zSeries
 per processor

                                        No Charge
Support for              Program        Decline Software
Program Name             Number         Feature Number        OTC
 
Subscription             5655-K35       0002                  $0
 and Support for
 WebSphere Host
 Publisher V4.0
 for zSeries
 per processor

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
z/OS, zSeries, and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, OS/390, Systempac, S/390, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.