IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-292
October 15, 2002

WebSphere Portal Enable for iSeries V4.1 Speeds the Deployment of Personalized Portals

 ENUS202-292.PDF (34KB)

(Corrected on October 15, 2002)

A correction was made to a date in the Planned Availability Dates section of this announcement.

At a Glance

With WebSphere Portal Enable for iSeries V4.1:

  • Allows you enhanced access to Web-based information and applications.
  • Provides a single point of access to the applications, content, processes, and people in your network.
  • Allows you to build highly scalable portals through a wide variety of portlets, using development tools with a rich set of APIs that simplify and personalize your user's portal experience.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001).

Overview

Accessible from a wide variety of devices, WebSphere® Portal Enable for iSeries™ allows e-businesses to build highly scalable portals using a wide variety of portlets, development tools, and a rich set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that simplify and personalize your user's access.

WebSphere Portal Enable lets you quickly build portals that help simplify and speed a user's access to personalized information and applications. It can help you realize the following benefits:

  • Increased employee productivity through easy access to critical business applications and information
  • Improved customer and business partner satisfaction and loyalty resulting from portals that are personalized to each user's unique needs and interests
  • Reduced costs for building and maintaining first class portals

WebSphere Portal Enable for iSeries V4.1 fulfills part of the Statement of Direction included in the announcement of WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms, V4.1. Refer to Software Announcement 202-093 , dated April 9, 2002.

Key Prerequisites

OS/400® V5.1 or V5.2

Planned Availability Dates

  • December 5, 2002: Electronic download
  • December 31, 2002: Orders using part number fulfillment
  • January 17, 2003: Orders using program number/feature fulfillment

Description

WebSphere Portal Enable for iSeries provides a single point of access to the applications, content, processes, and people in your network from diverse sources and systems.

WebSphere Portal Enable includes a portal framework, which provides facilities for integrating the portal with applications and data sources, management of administration tasks such as portal membership, and also connectivity and presentation services.

  • Presentation services let you customize your computing desktop to match your own work patterns and needs. You can also configure your portal to present content on different device types such as laptops and mobile phones. The flow and display of information to a portal user's view is controlled by portlets running within WebSphere Portal. Portlets are the integration code that connect applications and data to the portal.
  • Connectivity services give you access to company data, newsfeeds, or other external networks such as your trading partner's applications.

Customization functions in WebSphere Portal Enable allow portal users to select which applications they view and how they wish to view them. WebSphere Portal Enable includes a great many portlets for accessing applications such as e-mail, calendars, collaboration, and syndicated news. In keeping with its commitment to open standards, IBM provides a portlet API so you easily extend portlet function. WebSphere Portal Enable provides "single sign-on," which means portal users avoid having to sign on to each individual application that they access through the portal. Logons to WebSphere Portal Enable pass through an authentication layer that provides portal access control. If the logon is authenticated, a "single sign-on" component stores user information for later use by other programs that require authentication.

Also included with WebSphere Portal Enable are a rich set of complementary functions including:

  • Personalization using business rules, which allow you to deliver content within a portlet that has been selected to meet the unique needs and interests of each portal user
  • Tools for simplifying portlet development, which can accelerate the creation of new portals and the addition of new applications to a portal once it has been deployed
  • Support for accessing user profile information stored in a Domino™ Directory, SecureWay® LDAP Directory, iPlanet Directory, or Microsoft™ Active Directory
  • SecureWay LDAP Server
  • WebSphere Application server which provides run time services for the portal.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

This product has the following accessibility characteristics:

  • Features for vision impaired users:
    • Supports interfaces commonly used by screen readers
    • Can be operated using only the keyboard
    • Allows the user to request more time to complete timed responses
    • Supports customization of display attributes such as color, contrast, and font size
    • Communicates all information independently of color
    • Supports interfaces commonly used by screen magnifiers
    • Supports the attachment of alternative output devices
    • Provides documentation in an accessible format
  • Features for users with mobility impairments or limited hand use:
    • Can be operated using only the keyboard
    • Allows the user to request more time to complete timed responses
    • Supports the attachment of alternative input and output devices
  • Features for the deaf and hard of hearing users:
    • Supports alternatives to audio information
    • Supports adjustable volume control
  • For cognitively impaired users, the user can request more time to complete the activity
  • Does not flash the screen at rates that could induce epileptic seizures

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Portal Enable for iSeries V4.1 is capable on delivery, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. Section 794d, as implemented by 36 C.F.R. Part 1194, provided that any Assistive Technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, OS/400, and SecureWay are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

No printed publications are shipped with this program. Product documentation is included with the program software and may be printed by the customer.

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. Payment options for orders are via credit card or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS)

The PNS enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive notifications by e-mail of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded via the Publications Center.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

Refer to the following Web site for the current hardware prerequisites:

Software Requirements

Refer to the following Web site for the current software prerequisites:

Planning Information

Packaging: WebSphere® Portal for iSeries™ V4.1 is available to Passport Advantage customers via electronic download from the Passport Advantage Web site or as a CD-ROM media package. Visit the Passport Advantage Web site at:

This program, when downloaded from the Web site or loaded from the CD-ROM media package, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information (LI), which 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 program package contains the International Program License Agreement (IPLA) Terms and Conditions and Proof of Entitlement (PoE).

WebSphere Portal Enable includes:

  • Portal Server
  • WebSphere Personalization V4.01. Including the Recommendation Engine powered by LikeMinds.
  • WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, V4.0 plus FixPack 4
  • WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Single Server Edition V4.0 plus FixPack 2
  • WebSphere Studio Application Developer V4.0.3
  • Web Content Publisher
  • Lotus® Domino™ Application Server R5.0.11. The Domino Application Server is included in Enable to support capability in the Web Content Publisher component only and is not licensed for stand-alone use.
  • Lotus Workflow™ R3.0A. Lotus Workflow is included to support capability in the Web Content Publisher component only and is not licensed for stand-alone use.
  • Portal Toolkit

Security, Auditability, and Control

WebSphere Portal for iSeries V4.1 uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system.

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

  • Product group: WebSphere Portal
  • Product description: WebSphere Portal for iSeries V4.1
  • Product identification number: 5733-A80
  • Product category: WS Portal for iSeries V4.1
  • WebSphere Portal Enable for iSeries V4.1 is a server product with a per processor charge unit.

                              Part
Description                   Number
 
WebSphere Portal Enable       45P9420
 for iSeries V4.1 --
 Per Processor --
 program package
 
WebSphere Portal Enable       45P9421
 for iSeries V4.1 --
 Electronic Delivery

Passport Advantage

                              Part
Description                   Number
 
WebSphere Portal Enable for   BA07PML
 iSeries V4.1
 Media Pack ML
 PROC LIC/SW                  D51R8LL
  MAINT 1 ANNIV
 PROC LIC/SW                  D51R9LL
  MAINT 2 ANNIV
 PROC SW                      E00JDLL
  MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV
 PROC SW                      D51RALL
  MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV
WS Portal Enable for          D51UELL
 iSeries from WebSphere
 Perln iSeries TRD
 LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV

                              OTC(1)   Medium
                              Feature  Feature
Description                   Number   Number   Medium
 
WebSphere Portal              4455     5809     CD-ROM
 Enable for
 iSeries V4.1 --
 per Processor --
 Media Package
 (5733-A80)
Upgrade from                  4476     5809     CD-ROM
 WebSphere
 Personalization
 for AS/400(R), V3.5 to
 WebSphere Portal
 Enable for
 iSeries V4.1 --
 per processor --
 Media Package
 (5733-A80)
1
One-time charge

WebSphere Portal Enable for iSeries V4.1

Use Authorizations: To be ordered in quantity

Maintenance IASP PID: 1-Year (5733-A81)

                              Feature
Description                   Number
 
 SW Maintenance,              4460
  no charge registration
 SW Maintenance               4461
  1 year renewal
 SW Maintenance               4462
  1 year after license
 
Maintenance IASP PID:  3-Year (5733-A82)
 
                              Feature
Description                   Number
 
 SW Maintenance               4466
  3 year registration
 SW Maintenance               4467
  3 year renewal
 SW Maintenance               4468
  3 Year After License

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Expedite Shipments
                              Feature
Description                   Number
 
Customer Expedite             3446
 Process Charge
 ($30 charge for
 each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM IPLA. PoE 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.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.

The following agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for select IBM eServer iSeries and pSeries™ programs (Z125-6495)

LI Form Number

                                   LI Form
Description                        Number
 
WebSphere Portal                   L-MWDM-5E6SF4
 Enable for
 iSeries V4.1

Limited Warranty: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 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): Yes, contact your IBM representative.

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

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 are provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM IPLA. 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. The coverage period 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 you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and 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 additional 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, or 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 the Passport Advantage Web site at:

All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (software subscription and technical support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected. For additional information, refer to Changes to Distributed Software Products Model for Products Outside Passport Advantage Software Announcement 201-201 dated July 10, 2001.

AIX®/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance: Yes, 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.

                              Part
Description                   Number    OTC
 
WebSphere Portal Enable       45P9420   $74,309
 for iSeries V4.1 --
 per processor --
 program package
WebSphere Portal Enable       45P9421    74,240
 for iSeries V4.1 --
 electronic delivery

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:

                                    OTC
                          Program   Feature
Description               Number    Number   OTC
 
WebSphere Portal          5733-A80  4455     $79,000
 Enable for
 iSeries V4.1 --
 per Processor
Upgrade from              5733-A80  4476      59,250
 WebSphere
 Personalization
 for AS/400, V3.5
 to WebSphere Portal
 Enable for iSeries V4.1
 -- per Processor,
 Media Package

Maintenance IASP PID: 1 Year 5733-A81
 
                              Feature
Description                   Number    OTC
 
Use Authorizations:  To be ordered in quantity
 
 SW Maintenance               4460      $     0
  No Charge Registration
 SW Maintenance               4461       17,556
  1 Year Renewal
 SW Maintenance               4462       52,667
  1 Year After License
 
Maintenance IASP PID: 3 Year 5733-A82
 
Use Authorizations:  To be ordered in quantity
 
                              Feature
Description                   Number    OTC
 
 SW Maintenance               4466      $33,356
  3 Year Registration
 SW Maintenance               4467       50,911
  3 Year Renewal
 SW Maintenance
  3 Year After License        4468       86,022

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers and Business Partners to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors, as well as commercial financing (revolving lines of credit, terms loans, acquisition facilities, and inventory financing credit lines) for Business Partners. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at:

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: AE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. AE001
            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.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, iSeries, and pSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, AS/400, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Domino and Lotus Workflow are trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
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.