IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-003
January 14, 2003

IBM VisualAge Pacbase V3.5 Reinforces Integration within WebSphere

 ENUS203-003.PDF (79KB)

(Corrected on April 3, 2003)

Build facility features deleted.

(Corrected on March 18, 2003)

Multiple adjustments regarding Trial Edition.

At a Glance

A comprehensive approach for application development (AD)

  • Coverage of AD needs from analysis and design to implementation
  • Interface with UML modeling tools
  • Model-driven development that improves productivity
  • Construction and test of J2EE-compliant e-business components and integration with middle-tier application logic
  • Integration of existing applications in new e-business architectures
  • Production of traditional batch and online systems
  • Deployment flexibility across a variety of IBM and non-IBM platforms
  • Repository-based management and reuse of components during the development process and across projects
  • Integration with WebSphere Studio Application Developer and in-depth cooperation with the WebSphere software platform

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

VisualAge® Pacbase is a model-driven, repository-based application development (AD) environment designed for enterprise-wide scalability, reliability, and performance.

Extended capabilities:

  • Increased cooperation with WebSphere® Studio Application Developer for e-business development and test
  • Development and generation of Web services and associated XML documents
  • J2EE and WebSphere compliance for generated EJB components

The VisualAge Pacbase e-business offering includes WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Windows®, V5 Trial Edition.

VisualAge Pacbase offers life cycle coverage of AD needs from analysis and design to production and maintenance of application components of all types: J2EE-based e-business, traditional batch, and online. Applications can be generated and deployed on a variety of IBM and non-IBM platforms.

Key Features

  • Analysis and design support for a variety of methodologies. UML support is offered via an interface with XMI-based UML modeling tools
  • An information model that formalizes the description of application components
  • Proven generators that automatically produce full source code, database descriptions, and documentation
  • Integration facilities for legacy applications and services into new e-business systems
  • A multiuser, multiproject repository that stores, manages, and controls enterprise AD information

Benefits

  • Capitalize on corporate AD assets
  • Enable development teams to share common tools, data, and practices
  • Integrate COBOL and Java™ cultures and technologies
  • Get the most out of e-business while leveraging the valuable content of your IT system data, application components, and skills
  • Integrate leading technologies and in-depth cooperation with the WebSphere software platform
  • Encompass the entire spectrum of development and deployment requirements

Key Prerequisites

  • Server Mainframe: z/OS™ or OS/390®, CICS®, z/OS or OS/390, IMS™
  • Server UNIX®: AIX®, Bull Escala AIX, Compaq TRU64 UNIX, HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris
  • Server Windows NT®, Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional Edition
  • Workstations running on Windows

Planned Availability Date

January 17, 2003

Description

Analysis and Design Facility

VisualAge Pacbase offers powerful information management capabilities to help capitalize and enrich corporate AD know-how. It provides the flexibility that analysis and design teams want, and helps achieve consistency and validity of specifications, reusability, and quality of information throughout the AD life cycle.

Pacdesign is the VisualAge Pacbase analysis and design component for supporting a variety of methodologies including YSM, Merise, SSADM, and OMT.

UML support is offered via the interface with XMI-based UML modeling tools, enabling modelers and designers to take advantage of UML unified approach. Continuity is ensured along the development process and teams benefit from consistency between UML and VisualAge Pacbase concepts. The VisualAge Pacbase repository is directly fed with the data coming from the design phase, providing developers with the basics of the implementation model. At construction time, developers reuse objects defined at the upper level ensuring consistency with the software architecture design.

e-business Build Facility

VisualAge Pacbase offers extensive support for building e-business applications. It provides:

  • Model-driven development
  • A Developer workbench to cover COBOL servers, Java proxies, Web services development, and middleware management
  • Integration with WebSphere Studio Application Developer

    VisualAge Pacbase e-business offering includes WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Windows V5 Trial Edition

  • Repository-based management and reuse of components

VisualAge Pacbase meets enterprise needs for openness, flexibility, and interoperability. Combining VisualAge Pacbase with WebSphere Studio Application Developer, development teams produce e-business applications that comply with Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) specifications. In addition, VisualAge Pacbase remains open to third-party technologies and provides a COM/OCX facility to address client development with a COM-compliant tool.

  • Model-Driven Development

    VisualAge Pacbase offers a structured approach to development based on the use of an information model. This information model is dedicated to e-business needs and integrated in the development cycle. It offers a high level of expression that closely models business processes, gives clear dispatching and structuring of the data necessary for development, and formalizes the description of application components.

    The VisualAge Pacbase information model helps to simplify development and increase productivity and quality. Teams can focus on functional characteristics rather than technical issues. They leverage a standard architecture to guide in the description of the future systems. They then benefit from proven generation capabilities to automatically produce documented source code including COBOL server components and Web services.

  • Generation and Deployment for Multiple Platforms

    VisualAge Pacbase improves the flexibility of deployment due to independence from any specific environment. COBOL backend servers and the code necessary to use standard middleware can be generated for the following platforms:

    • IBM z/OS or OS/390/CICS server

      Databases supported: Adabas, DB2®, DL/1, and Oracle

    • IBM IMS or OS/390/IMS server

      Databases supported: DB2 and DL/1

    • IBM VSE/CICS server

      Databases supported: DB2, DL/1, SQL/DS™, and Oracle

    • IBM AIX server

      Databases supported: DB2, Oracle, and Sybase

    • IBM NUMA-Q® DYNIX® server

      Databases supported: Oracle and Sybase

    • IBM OS/400® server

      Database supported: DB2

    • Bull GCOS7/TDS server

      Databases supported: IDS2, Interel/RFM, and Oracle

    • Bull GCOS8/TP8 or DMIV-TP server

      Databases supported: IDS2, Interel/RFM, and Oracle

    • Bull Escala AIX server

      Databases supported: Oracle and Sybase

    • Compaq TRU64 UNIX server

      Databases supported: Oracle and Sybase

    • Compaq Non-Stop Himalaya server

      Database supported: Non-Stop SQL and Oracle

    • Compaq Non-Stop Integrity server

      Databases supported: Non-Stop SQL, Oracle, and Sybase

    • HP-UX server

      Databases supported: Oracle and Sybase

    • Linux server

      Database supported: DB2, Oracle, and Sybase

    • Microsoft™ Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Professional Edition server

      Databases supported: DB2, Oracle, SQL/Server, and Sybase

    • Sun Solaris server

      Databases supported: Oracle and Sybase

Protocols Middleware

Protocols                            Client Platform
 
                                                      UNIX
                     Windows     AIX     Solaris     OS/390    Linux
 
IBM z/OS or OS/390/CICS
 
CPI-C                   X
ECI                     X
EXCI                                                   X
TCP/IP Socket           X         X         X          X         X
MQSeries(R)             X         X         X                    X
MQ-CICS Bridge          X         X         X                    X
 
IBM z/OS or OS/390/IMS
 
CPI-C                   X
IMS Connect             X         X         X          X         X
MQSeries                X         X         X
MQ-IMS Bridge           X         X         X                    X
 
IBM VSE/CICS
 
CPI-C                   X
 
IBM and Bull AIX
 
ECI                     X
TCP-IP Socket           X         X         X                    X
MQSeries                X         X         X                    X
Tuxedo                  X         X
 
IBM NUMA-Q DYNIX (Sequent(R))
 
TCP/IP Socket           X         X         X                    X
 
IBM OS/400
 
TCP-IP Socket           X         X         X                    X
 
Bull GCOS7-TDS
 
TDS-TCP/IP              X         X
 
Bull GCOS8-TP8
 
GTEA                    X         X
 
Compaq TRU64 UNIX
 
TCP/IP Socket           X         X         X                    X
 
Protocols                            Client Platform
 
                                                      UNIX
                     Windows     AIX     Solaris     OS/390    Linux
 
Compaq Non-Stop Himalaya and Integrity
 
TCP/IP Socket           X         X         X                    X
Tuxedo                  X         X
 
HP HP-UX
 
TCP/IP Socket           X         X         X                    X
 
Linux
 
TCP/IP Socket           X         X         X                    X
 
Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP
 
CPI-C (TX-Series)       X
ECI (TX-Series)         X
TCP/IP Socket           X         X         X                    X
MQSeries                X         X         X                    X
Tuxedo                  X         X
 
Sun Solaris
 
TCP/IP Socket           X         X         X                    X
MQSeries                X         X         X                    X
Tuxedo                  X         X
  • Service Test Facility

    VisualAge Pacbase offers a facility for testing the overall behavior of the server components produced, independent from the development of the middle-tier logic and the presentation layer. This tool is an excellent vehicle for productivity and reliability. It also ensures better role integration among multibackground teams, and can be used by any of the development staff, whatever their task and skills (COBOL server component, Java developers).

  • Web Services Development

    VisualAge Pacbase enables you to develop Web services based on open, cross-platform standards: UDDI, SOAP, and WSDL. It provides a top-down approach to define, model, and generate all components needed for publication, test, and execution of Web services: Java, WSDL, XML schema, and documentation. Developers can leverage and reuse information stored in the repository to increase development productivity and consistency.

  • Integration with WebSphere Studio Application Developer

    VisualAge Pacbase closely complements WebSphere Studio Application Developer, the J2EE environment designed to produce the middle-tier Java application logic and the presentation layer of e-business systems.

    Consistency is achieved through the generation of a proxy object as a JavaBean or Enterprise JavaBean component. This proxy object enables all developers to share a common set of services while providing a clear division of responsibilities between developer profiles.

    Generated from the VisualAge Pacbase repository, the proxy object provides developers in WebSphere Studio Application Developer with the view of the server they need. It facilitates client construction by enabling the direct access and use of data, services, and events available on the server. It improves reliability by enabling automatic reuse of information defined in the VisualAge Pacbase repository. It simplifies development by hiding complex mechanisms for exchange between remote components.

    Developers from WebSphere Studio Application Developer directly access the VisualAge Pacbase proxy object. They also benefit from the service test facility in being able to visualize the behavior of remote components and simplify their own tasks. VisualAge Pacbase proxy object may also be completed using Eclipse JDEE.

  • Integration of Application Assets

    VisualAge Pacbase enables organizations to reuse existing assets into new e-business applications and offers various integration options. This flexible and pragmatic approach helps protect investments with minimal outlay, while favoring the cultural growth of the company.

    Existing business services, developed using traditional technology, can integrate into new e-business systems and take benefit from the VisualAge Pacbase e-business model.

    Traditional transactional applications, developed with VisualAge Pacbase, also integrate into new e-business systems. VisualAge Pacbase offers specific generation functions to facilitate the integration process.

  • Web Application Models

    This module is included in the e-business offering and may be ordered separately.

Web Application Models 

Reusing information coming from VisualAge Pacbase repository or relational databases, Web Application Models generates presentation and navigation components based on application models.

Traditional Build Facility: VisualAge Pacbase provides genuine support for development and automates the production of complete applications. It provides:

  • Model-driven development
  • A Developer workbench to cover the production process for batch transaction processing and reporting as well as online applications
  • Repository-based management and reuse of components

The information model guides development and ensures automatic reuse of components. Application structure is independent of technological constraints, which facilitates the adaptability of applications.

VisualAge Pacbase automatically generates 100% of the source code, database descriptions, and documentation (online and hard copy). Applications can run on a wide range of platforms, operating systems, ThinkPad monitors, and databases including:

  • IBM z/OS or OS/390/CICS

    Databases supported: Adabas, DB2, DL1, IDMS, and Oracle

  • IBM z/OS or OS/390/IMS

    Databases supported: DB2, and DL1

  • IBM VSE/CICS

    Databases supported: DB2, DL1, and Oracle

  • IBM AIX/CICS6000

    Databases supported: DB2, Oracle, and Sybase

  • IBM NUMA-Q DYNIX

    Databases supported: Oracle and Sybase

  • IBM CICS OS/2™

    Databases supported: DB2 and Oracle

  • IBM OS/400

    Database supported: DB2/400

  • Bull GCOS7/TDS

    Databases supported: IDS2, Interel/RFM, and Oracle

  • Bull GCOS8/TP8 or DMIV-TP

    Databases supported: IDS2, Interel/RFM, and Oracle

  • Bull GCOS6/TM6-TP (no databases supported)

  • Bull GCOS6 DTF/DFC vision (no databases supported)

  • Bull AIX

    Databases supported: DB2, Oracle, and Sybase

  • Compaq VMS

    Database supported: Oracle

  • Compaq Alpha Open VMS

    Database supported: Oracle

  • Compaq TRU64 UNIX

    Databases supported: Oracle and Sybase

  • Compaq Non-Stop Himalaya

    Databases supported: Non-Stop SQL, Oracle, and Sybase

  • Compaq Non-Stop Integrity

    Databases supported: Non-Stop SQL, Oracle, and Sybase

  • HP HP-MPE

    Database supported: Allbase SQL

  • HP HP-UX

    Databases supported: DB2, Oracle, and Sybase

  • ICL VME/TPMS Linux (no databases supported)

  • Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, or XP Professional Edition

    Databases supported: DB2, Oracle, and SQL Server

  • Sun Solaris

    Databases supported: DB2, Oracle, and Sybase

  • Unisys 2200 Series TIP

    Databases supported: DMS and RDMS

  • Unisys A Series MCP/COMS

    Databases supported: DMS II and Oracle

Management Facility

Using the VisualAge Pacbase central repository, organizations can capitalize on corporate AD know-how, ensure data administration, and master management and maintenance of development projects.

The VisualAge Pacbase central repository offers an elaborate storage structure, including the functions necessary for managing and controlling the information throughout the application life cycle.

Its organization facilitates the sharing and reuse of information and allows several projects to be managed in parallel. Powerful features allow the management of versions and cross-references of information. This integrated environment facilitates increased developer productivity and quality along the development, maintenance, and delivery of distributed applications components.

The VisualAge Pacbase repository can take advantage of third-party tools for complementary configuration management functions such as source code management and software distribution, simplifying the delivery process.

One of the main benefits of the VisualAge Pacbase repository becomes evident when application evolution or maintenance is required. You can trace information at any time, enabling you to perform powerful impact analysis when implementing changes. Existing customers report significant productivity gains at maintenance time.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

VisualAge Pacbase V3.5 is capable as of December 20, 2002, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Product Positioning

Today's market offers a variety of application development tools. VisualAge Pacbase perfectly fits organization needs when they want:

  • A comprehensive environment with a structured and consistent model-driven approach to application development
  • To capitalize on corporate data, know-how, and skills to gradually move to the leading technologies
  • To develop projects of any size without constantly changing their procedures or tools
  • To implement and generalize best in-house development practices within their teams

Statement of Direction

IBM intends to provide in-depth integration of VisualAge Pacbase core functions into the Eclipse-based WebSphere Studio Workbench, the IBM open tool platform and integration technology. Tools based on the WebSphere Studio Workbench naturally interoperate and share common services and facilities.

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

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

SmoothStart or Installation Services are not provided for VisualAge Pacbase V3.5.

Trademarks

 
IMS, z/OS, SQL/DS, CICS OS/2, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
VisualAge, WebSphere, CICS, OS/390, AIX, DB2, NUMA-Q, OS/400, MQSeries, and Sequent 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 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.
 
DYNIX is a registered trademark of Sequent Computer Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

Contact IBM Learning Services for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments at 1-800-722-1886.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

Following are the minimum hardware requirements for VisualAge® Pacbase, depending on server and workstation environments.

Architecture

  • Server located on the following platforms:
    • z/OS™ or OS/390® CICS®
    • z/OS or OS/390 IMS™
    • UNIX® (AIX®, Bull Escala, Compaq TRU64 UNIX, HP-UX, Linux, or Sun Solaris)
    • Windows NT®, 2000, or XP Professional Edition
  • Developer workbench running Windows®

VisualAge Pacbase z/OS or OS/390 CICS Server

  • Processor: Any System/390® processor that supports CICS/ESA® V4.1, or CICS Transaction Server Release 1.

    Note: The processor must also have enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the host operating system, software prerequisites, and the application programs.

  • Disk space: The disk space required is based on:
    • System: 90 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs on the server machine (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).
    • VisualAge Pacbase repository size: This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.
    • VisualAge Pacbase management: Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.
  • Installation drive: A 3480 cartridge drive or 4-mm DAT drive (required for installation and maintenance).

VisualAge Pacbase z/OS or OS/390 IMS Server

  • Processor: Any System/390 processor that supports IMS/ESA® V6, or later.

    Note: The processor must also have enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the host operating system, software prerequisites, and the application programs.

  • Disk space: The disk space required is based on:
    • System: 140 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs on the server machine (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).
    • VisualAge Pacbase repository size: This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.
    • VisualAge Pacbase management: Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.
  • Installation drive: A 3480 cartridge drive or 4-mm DAT drive (required for installation and maintenance).

VisualAge Pacbase AIX Server

  • Machine: RS/6000®, Bull Escala
  • Memory: For the first 20 users, 48 MB of total memory (RAM) is required. An additional 24 MB is required for each set of 20 additional users.
  • Disk space: The disk space required is based on:
    • Installation: 250 MB to ensure correct installation of VisualAge Pacbase.
    • System: 140 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).
    • VisualAge Pacbase repository size: This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.
    • VisualAge Pacbase management: Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.
  • Installation drive: CD-ROM drive.

VisualAge Pacbase TRU64 UNIX Server

  • Machine: Compaq TRU64.
  • Memory: For the first 20 users, 48 MB of total memory (RAM) is required. An additional 24 MB of memory is required for each set of 20 additional users.
  • Disk space: The disk space required is based on:
    • Installation: 250 MB to ensure correct installation of VisualAge Pacbase.
    • System: 140 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).
    • VisualAge Pacbase repository size: This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.
    • VisualAge Pacbase management: Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.
  • Installation drive: CD-ROM drive.

VisualAge Pacbase HP-UX Server

  • Machine: HP 9000 Series 800.
  • Memory: For the first 20 users, 48 MB of total memory (RAM) is required. An additional 24 MB of memory is required for each set of 20 additional users.
  • Disk space: The disk space required is based on:
    • Installation: 250 MB to ensure correct installation of VisualAge Pacbase.
    • System: 140 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).
    • VisualAge Pacbase repository size: This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.
    • VisualAge Pacbase management: Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.
  • Installation drive: CD-ROM drive.

VisualAge Pacbase Sun Solaris Server

  • Machine: Sun UNIX machine.
  • Memory: For the first 20 users, 48 MB of total memory (RAM) is required. An additional 24 MB of memory is required for each set of 20 additional users.
  • Disk space: The disk space required is based on:
    • Installation: 250 MB to ensure correct installation of VisualAge Pacbase.
    • System: 140 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).
    • VisualAge Pacbase repository size: This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.
    • VisualAge Pacbase management: Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.
  • Installation drive: CD-ROM drive.

VisualAge Pacbase Linux Server

  • Machine: PC capable of supporting Linux/UNIX/Red Hat 6.0, or compatible.
  • Memory: For the first 20 users, 48 MB of total memory (RAM) is required. An additional 24 MB of memory is required for each set of 20 additional users.
  • Disk space: The disk space required is based on:
    • Installation: 250 MB to ensure correct installation of VisualAge Pacbase.
    • System: 140 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).
    • VisualAge Pacbase repository size: This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.
    • VisualAge Pacbase management: Five times the size of the repository should be allocated for management.
  • Installation drive: CD-ROM drive.

VisualAge Pacbase Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Professional Edition

  • Processor: PC capable of supporting Windows NT Server 4.0, or later, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Professional Edition.

    Warning: VisualAge Pacbase is no longer supported on Windows NT/2000 servers that run on SMP hardware (machines with more than one processor).

  • Memory: For the first 20 users, 48 MB of total memory (RAM) is required. An additional 24 MB of memory is required for each set of 20 additional users.
  • Disk space: The disk space required is based on:
    • System: 70 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs on the server machine (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).
    • VisualAge Pacbase repository size: This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.
    • VisualAge Pacbase management: Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.
  • Installation drive: CD-ROM drive.

VisualAge Pacbase Developer workbench

  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® III 450 MHz, or compatible
  • Pointing device: Mouse
  • Monitor: VGA graphic monitor
  • Memory: 256 MB required, 512 recommended
  • Initial disk space for developer workbench: 100 MB
  • Initial disk space for Web Application Models: 100 MB without WebSphere® Studio Application Developer
  • Network adapter
  • CD-ROM

Software Requirements

The following shows the minimum software requirements for VisualAge Pacbase, depending on server and workstation environments.

Architecture: The VisualAge Pacbase architecture requires the following components:

  • Server located on the following platforms:
    • z/OS or OS/390 CICS
    • z/OS or OS/390 IMS
    • UNIX (AIX, Bull Escala, Compaq TRU64 UNIX, HP-UX, Linux, or Sun Solaris)
    • Windows NT, 2000, or XP Professional Edition
  • Developer workbench running Windows

VisualAge Pacbase z/OS or OS/390 CICS Server

  • System: CICS/ESA V4.1 (5655-018), or later, or CICS Transaction Server Release 1 (5648-054), or later
  • Communications software: CPIC, or TCP-IP
  • COBOL Products: IBM COBOL for OS/390 and VM, V2.1.1 (5648-A25), or later, required to run generated COBOL applications

VisualAge Pacbase z/OS or OS/390 IMS Server

  • System: IMS/ESA V6 (5648-A25), or later
  • Communications software: IMS Connect
  • COBOL Products: COBOL for OS/390 and VM, V2.1.1, or later, required for running generated COBOL applications

VisualAge Pacbase AIX Server

  • Operating system: AIX V4.3.3, or later
  • Communications software: TCP/IP (Socket interface) or other network software adapted to the hardware configuration
  • Micro Focus COBOL run time: Standard: Application Server 2.xx

    For other run-time versions: Base Applications Development Tool Kit

VisualAge Pacbase TRU64 UNIX Server

  • Operating system: Compaq TRU64 UNIX 5.1, or later
  • Communication software: TCP/IP (Socket interface and NFS service) or other network software adapted to the hardware configuration.
  • Micro Focus COBOL run time: Application Server 2.xx

VisualAge Pacbase HP-UX Server

  • Operating system: HP-UX 10.20, or later
  • Communications software:
    • TCP/IP (Socket interface and NFS service)
    • Other network software adapted to the hardware configuration
  • Micro Focus HP-UX COBOL run time: V11.30, or later

VisualAge Pacbase Solaris Server

  • Operating system: Solaris 2.7, or later
  • Communications software: TCP/IP (Socket interface and NFS service) or other network software adapted to the hardware configuration
  • Micro Focus COBOL run time: Application Server 2.xx

VisualAge Pacbase Linux Server

  • Operating system: Red Hat V6.0, or compatible
  • Communications software: TCP/IP (Socket interface and NFS service) or other network software adapted to the hardware configuration
  • Micro Focus COBOL run time: V4.1 or later

VisualAge Pacbase Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP Professional Edition Server

  • Operating system: Windows NT Server 4.5, or later, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Professional Edition

    Microsoft™ Windows Script Host V5.1, or later; Microsoft Windows Installer

  • Communication software: TCP/IP
  • COBOL run-time: Micro Focus application Server

VisualAge Pacbase Developer Workbench

  • Operating system: Windows 32 bits (Windows 98, Millenium, NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Professional Edition)

    A browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) is required for the online help.

  • Communication software: related to the selected server.

Generated Applications

VisualAge Pacbase generates applications that can run on various target environments. Compilers, appropriate to these environments, are required to execute the applications.

Web Application Models

  • WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Windows, V5

Compatibility: VisualAge Pacbase V3.5 is upwardly compatible with VisualAge Pacbase V3.

Planning Information

Packaging: The VisualAge Pacbase package contains the following elements:

  • Licensed Program Specifications stating the additional terms and conditions related to use
  • Distribution Medium corresponding to the VisualAge Pacbase server development environment and additional modules purchased
  • VisualAge Pacbase Workstation component CD-ROM
  • Corresponding installation manual (paper)
  • VisualAge Pacbase documentation CD-ROM
  • For e-business offering customers:
    • WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Windows, V5 Trial Edition

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the hardware and software in use. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. 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

Current Licensees

Current licensees of VisualAge Pacbase must order this release via MES. Ordering instructions are scheduled to be mailed from IBM Paris Laboratory to all current licensees by December 17, 2002. VisualAge Pacbase V2.5 and V3.0 may still be ordered.

For existing customers, conditions for a new version delivery are defined in the License Program Specifications regarding the version currently operating.

For any migration of VisualAge Pacbase, the IBM representative must contact the IBM Paris Lab at the following Internet address: vapacmkt@fr.ibm.com

Specific rules concerning an upgrade to V3.5 are defined below.

From V2.5 to V3.5

  • WorkStation Control Module is included in Repository.
  • Batch and Online build facilities is exchanged for Traditional build facility

    Each Pacbench seat is split up into a Developer Workbench and a Traditional Development Principal target seat.

    For each seat:

    • The first Additional target or/and first Additional Database are exchanged for a Development bi-target extension.
    • The next logical Additional targets or/and one Additional Databases are exchanged for a Development multi-target extension.

  • Client Server build facilities is exchanged for e-business build facility

    Each Pacbench/CS seat is split up into a Developer Workbench and an e-business Development Principal target seat.

    For each seat:

    • The first logical Additional CS target or/and first logical Additional Database CS are exchanged for an e-business Development bi-target extension.
    • The next logical Additional targets or/and one logical Additional Databases are exchanged for an e-business Development multi-target extension.

  • Pacbase Web Connection: This feature is integrated in e-business build facility. Each customer who owned this feature will get five e-business Development Principal target seats. No PLC will be charged.
  • Endevor interface is exchanged for Add Configuration Management Interface.
  • Pacbase Access and Update Facilities is split up into Pacbase Access Facility and Pacbase Update Facility.
  • Quality Control Extensibility is included in Pacbase Quality Control.
  • Production Environment is exchanged for SCM tools Interface (PEI functions + Generic interface SCM).
  • RACF® Interface and Top Secret Interface are exchanged for Security Interface.
  • DSMS Access Facility is exchanged for DSMS Utilities.
  • Pacbase Automatic Windowing: This feature is withdrawn.

From V3 to V3.5

  • Traditional Build facility

    The combination of one operating system batch target, one ThinkPad monitor target and one database batch target is exchanged for a traditional development principal target seat.

    For each seat:

    • The first additional operating system batch target or/and first additional ThinkPad monitor target or/and first additional database batch target are exchanged for a development bitarget extension.
    • The next additional operating system batch targets or/and next additional ThinkPad Monitor targets or/and next additional database batch targets are exchanged for a development multitarget extension.

  • e-business build facility

    The combination of one operating system e-business target, one ThinkPad Monitor e-business target, one database e-business target, one e-business middleware target and one e-business client target is exchanged for an e-business development principal target seat.

    For each seat:

    • The first additional operating system e-business target or/and first additional ThinkPad monitor e-business target or/and first additional database e-business target or/and first additional e-business middleware target or/and first additional client target are exchanged for an e-business development bitarget extension.
    • The next additional operating system e-business targets or/and next additional ThinkPad monitor e-business targets or/and next additional database e-business targets or/and next additional e-business middleware targets or/and next additional client targets are exchanged for an e-business development multitarget extension.

  • Pacbase Web Connection: This feature is integrated in e-business build facility. Each customer who owned this feature will get five e-business development principal target seats. No PLC will be charged.
  • Quality Control Extensibility is included in Pacbase Quality Control.
  • DSMS Access Facility and DSMS Update Facility are exchanged for DSMS Utilities.
  • Rational Rose interface is exchanged for UML interface.

Shared Upgrading Rules: Existing customers, when ordering the V3.5, have to specify the number of users authorized to use developer workbench in read only mode. No PLC will be charged. After the upgrade time, all additional seats in read only mode will be charged.

Existing customers with dumb terminals, when ordering the V3.5, have to specify the number of developers authorized to use the TUI interface. No PLC will be charged. After the upgrade time, all additional seats will be charged.

For each developer workbench associated with a traditional build facility, a terminal user interface will be delivered with no charge.

To order VisualAge Pacbase Version 3.5, refer to the Basic License section.

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Registered customers can access IBMLink™ for Ordering Information and Charges.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

  • Orders entered after the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date for the week following order entry.
  • Orders entered with a scheduled date before the planned availability date will be shipped VisualAge Pacbase V3.
  • Orders entered with a scheduled shipment date after planned availability will be shipped VisualAge Pacbase V3.5. Unless a later date is specified, an order is scheduled for the week following order entry.

New users of VisualAge Pacbase V3.5 should specify machine type/model 5655-F37.

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number 5655-F37 and feature number 9001 for asset registration. When VisualAge Pacbase Version 3.5 is available, VisualAge Pacbase V3 will no longer be available for new customers.

SYSPLEX pricing is not applicable to this product.

No secondary licenses for this product.

Repository Tools

  • Repository: The repository is a prerequisite for the VisualAge Pacbase offering, except for the Web Application Models, Pactables, and DSMS modules. The repository is priced per development site. Specify feature PLC/ALC 0051/0052.

  • Configuration Management

    SCM Tools Interface: This interface is priced per development site. Specify the pricing feature and the logical supply feature 6088.

    PLC/ALC 0043/0044

    Additional Configuration Management Interface: The SCM Tools Interface is a prerequisite for ClearCase or Endevor Interface. This additional Configuration Management Interface is priced per development site. Specify the pricing feature and the logical supply feature corresponding to the selected interface.

    PLC/ALC: 0003/0004

                                                           Logical
                                                           Supply
    Interface                                              Feature
     
    ClearCase                                              6004
    Endevor                                                6019
    
  • Security Interface: This Interface is priced per development site. Specify the pricing feature and the logical supply feature corresponding to the selected interface.

    PLC/ALC: 0053/0054

                                                           Logical
                                                           Supply
    Interface                                              Feature
     
    RACF                                                   6070
    Top Secret                                             6091
    
  • Other Modules: These modules are all priced per development site. Specify the pricing features and the logical supply features corresponding to the selected modules.

                                                           Logical
                                                           Supply
    Modules                            PLC/ALC             Feature
     
    Extensibility                      0013/0014           6021
    In-Depth Extractor                 0015/0016           6022
    Journal Statistics                 0019/0020           6023
    Pacbase Access Facility            0027/0028           6047
    Pacbase Update Facility            0031/0032           6049
    Pacbase Quality Control            0029/0030           6048
    PacImpact                          0037/0038           6051
    PacTransfer                        0041/0042           6069
    Rename and Move Entity             0049/0050           6072
    Sub-Network Comparison             0055/0056           6089
    

Analysis and Design Facility

  • Pacdesign: Pacdesign is dedicated to analysis and design including Merise, YSM, SSADM, and OMT methodologies. It is priced on a usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6215.

    PLC/ALC: 0035/0036

  • UML Interface: This interface with XMI-based UML modeling tools is priced on an usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6203.

    PLC/ALC: 0047/0048

Build Facility

VisualAge Pacbase enables to develop applications that run on multiple target environments. Every target is defined as a combination of several components:

  • For e-business target: Operating system, ThinkPad Monitor, middleware, database, and client language.
  • For traditional target: Operating system, ThinkPad Monitor, and database.

    At ordering time, only specify the number of target environments requested for every type of applications (e-business and/or traditional), as follows:

    • For requesting ONE and only one target environment, select the Development Principal Target feature.
    • For requesting TWO target environments, select both Development Principal Target and Development Bitarget Extension features.
    • For requesting MULTIPLE target environments (with no limitation), select Development Principal Target and Development Bitarget Extension and Development Multitarget Extension features.

The selection and registration of the various components that constitute every target environment (operating system, ThinkPad monitor, middleware, database) will be done at installation time, when implementing the access control keys of the product.

  • Developer Workbench: This component provides the environment (workstation and tools) for building applications. It is priced on a usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6005.

    PLC/ALC: 0017/0018

e-business Build Facility

  • e-business Development Principal Target: This feature allows to implement one target environment. After registration at installation time, this target environment cannot be modified. This feature is priced on a usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6204.

    PLC/ALC: 0107/0109

  • e-business Development Bitarget Extension This feature is combined with the principal target feature and allows to implement one additional target environments. After registration at installation time, these target environments cannot be modified. One of the two target environment will be specified as principal target environment. This feature is priced on a usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. This number of seats can't be greater than the number of seats specified for the e-business development principal target module. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6206.

    PLC/ALC: 0103/0105

  • e-business Development Multitarget Extension: This feature is combined with the principal target and the bitarget features, it allows to implement multiple additional target environments, with no limitation on the number of environments. One of the multiple target environment will be specified as principal target environment. This feature is priced on a usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. This number of seats can't be greater than the number of seats specified for the e-business development bitarget extension module. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6205.

    PLC/ALC: 0099/0101

Web Application Models

This module is integrated to the e-business offering. The Repository is not a prerequisite for this component. It is priced on a usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6209.

PLC/ALC: 0095/0097

Traditional Build Facility

  • Traditional Development Principal Target: This feature allows to implement one target environment. After registration at installation time, this target environment cannot be modified. This feature is priced on a usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6208.

    PLC/ALC: 0119/0121

  • Traditional Development Bitarget Extension: This feature is combined with the principal target feature and allows to implement one additional target environments. After registration at installation time, these target environments cannot be modified. One of the two target environment will be specified as principal target environment. This feature is priced on a usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. This number of seats can't be greater than the number of seats specified for the traditional development principal target module. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6211.

    PLC/ALC: 0111/0113

  • Traditional Development Multitarget Extension: This feature is combined with the principal target and the bitarget features, it allows to implement multiple additional target environments, with no limitation on the number of environments. One of the multiple target environment will be specified as principal target environment. This feature is priced on a usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. This number of seats can't be greater than the number of seats specified for the traditional development bitarget extension module. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6210.

    PLC/ALC: 0091/0093

Other Modules

These modules are priced per development site. Specify the pricing features and the logical supply features corresponding to the selected modules.

Pactables

PLC/ALC: 0039/0040

                                                       Logical
Target Environment                                     Supply
Distribution Medium                                    Feature
 
Bull Escala AIX                                        6052
Bull GCOS7 -- Cartridge                                6053
Bull GCOS7 -- CTM6                                     6054
Bull GCOS8                                             6055
Compaq Non-Stop Integrity                              6057
Compaq TRU64 UNIX                                      6056
HP-UX                                                  6058
AIX                                                    6059
z/OS/CICS -- Cartridge                                 6060
z/OS/CICS -- DAT                                       6061
z/OS/IMS -- Cartridge                                  6062
z/OS/IMS -- DAT                                        6063
VSE/CICS                                               6064
Sun Solaris                                            6066
Windows 2000                                           6067
Windows NT                                             6068

DSMS

PLC/ALC: 0007/0008

                                                       Logical
Target Environment                                     Supply
Distribution Medium                                    Feature
 
Bull Escala AIX                                        6006
Compaq TRU64 UNIX                                      6008
HP-UX                                                  6009
AIX                                                    6010
z/OS/CICS -- Cartridge                                 6011
z/OS/CICS -- DAT                                       6012
z/OS/IMS -- Cartridge                                  6013
z/OS/IMS -- DAT                                        6014
Sun Solaris                                            6016
 
Windows 2000                                           6017
Windows NT                                             6018

DSMS Utilities: The DSMS module is a prerequisite. Specify the logical supply feature 6207.

PLC/ALC: 0115/0116

Existing Customers

Text User Interface Terminal: This interface is dedicated only to customers of VisualAge Pacbase V2.5, or prior releases or versions. It allows access to the repository through a Text User Interface. It is priced on a usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6090.

PLC/ALC: 0063/0064

Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine on which the programs operate.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the distribution medium corresponding to the VisualAge Pacbase server development environment needed. The various VisualAge Pacbase components are shipped depending on this medium.

Development                   Feature             Distribution
Environment                   Number              Medium
 
z/OS/CICS Server              6080                3480 Cartridge
z/OS/CICS Server              6081                DAT 4 mm
z/OS/IMS Server               6082                3480 Cartridge
z/OS/IMS Server               6083                DAT 4 mm
AIX Server                    6079                CD-ROM
Bull Escala AIX               6073                CD-ROM
 Server
Compaq TRU64 UNIX             6077                CD-ROM
 Server
HP-UX Server                  6078                CD-ROM
Linux                         6084                CD-ROM
Sun Solaris Server            6085                CD-ROM
Windows NT                    6087                CD-ROM
Windows 2000 and              6086                CD-ROM
 XP Server

Customization Options: None. This is an IBM Paris Laboratory distributed product.

Unlicensed Documentation: One copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material according to ordering feature configuration:

  • Installation manual (paper) of the distribution medium corresponding to the VisualAge Pacbase environment and additional modules purchased.
  • VisualAge Pacbase Documentation CD-ROM.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The VisualAge Pacbase documents are offered in softcopy form. All unlicensed manuals are included. The manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on CD-ROM.

These displayable manuals can be used with the Adobe Acrobat Reader licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Customized Offerings

Most 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

The terms for VisualAge Pacbase V3.5 are available in Software Announcement 201-038 , dated February 20, 2001.

IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) terms are unaffected by this announcement except as noted:

  • WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Windows V5 Trial Edition will be delivered with the e-business offering of VisualAge Pacbase V3.5. Customers may use this trial code only for internal evaluation, testing, and demonstration purposes. The evaluation period begins on the date that customers agree to the terms of trial code and ends after 60 days. Customers can purchase WebSphere Studio Application Developer at any time via IBM Passport Advantage. To learn more, visit:
  • There will be no support for WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Windows V5 Trial Edition.
  • Customers who want to change the repository development platform should order new server components.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

Prices

Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner for pricing information for this announcement.

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