IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-040
February 11, 2003

Processor Pricing for IBM WebSphere MQ Broker Products

 ENUS203-040.PDF (34KB)


At a Glance

Simplified charging means:

  • Per-processor-based pricing, replacing per-capacity-unit charging
  • Increased customer satisfaction and greater consistency across the WebSphere family
  • Current charge units transferable to the new model
  • Migration for existing customers at Software Maintenance renewal

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

In response to your feedback, it is now simpler to do business with IBM.

You now pay for IBM software licenses on a per-processor basis for:

  • WebSphere® MQ Integrator® V2.1
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for Multiplatforms V2.1
  • WebSphere MQ Event Broker V2.1

This is a change from the per-capacity-unit model of charging for software licenses.

You should expect no general increase or decrease in net costs. However, any change in cost will depend on your unique circumstances, relating to the number of processors in your machines.

The change is effective now for all new orders but does not affect existing licenses until the next Software Maintenance renewal.

If you do not have a Software Maintenance contract, you are not affected by this change and should continue using your programs under the capacity-unit terms.

Processor-priced products will have their equivalent capacity unit products withdrawn on May 5, 2003.

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Technical Information section.

Planned Availability Dates

  • Electronic delivery: February 14, 2003
  • Media package: March 7, 2003

Description

Charging

Charges for authorized use of the program are based on processor license units (PLUs). The use of the program on any server machine requires one PLU to be acquired (from IBM or an IBM Business Partner) for each processor contained in the server machine on which any copy of the program is to run. PLUs are required for every server machine on which the program is installed. You are also required to obtain a corresponding number of additional PLUs if the program installation is moved to a server machine with a greater number of processors, or if any additional processors are added to the server machine on which the program is installed.

Failure to comply with the requirement for the appropriate number of PLUs will invalidate the terms of this license.

For Software Maintenance renewals for deployments on servers of five processors and greater, and new software purchases for deployments on servers of five processors and greater, you are eligible for special bid on the software.

Contact your IBM representative.

Also refer to the License Information supplied with your updated copy of the program.

Transferability

Users who upgrade from an earlier release of each program under Passport Advantage can use their existing capacity units and then acquire additional PLUs to satisfy the requirements given below. The capacity units from the previous release will be converted to PLUs (at a rate of two capacity units to one PLU) and counted as all or part of the customer entitlement.

Any "spare" capacity units can be used toward other program entitlements at the time of renewal reconciliation, but are not refundable.

Capacity units for the products announced as moving to PLUs will be withdrawn from marketing on May 5, 2003.

Users should retain their original product and capacity units as Proof of Entitlement (PoE).

Note that the pricing is based on the number of processors in the server machine, regardless of whether they are all used to execute the program.

Migration

Existing customers will receive updated media packs soon after the products become generally available under the new terms.

Migration for customers who have existing capacity unit license entitlements will be at the time of Software Maintenance renewal. A standard conversion rate of two capacity units to one processor license unit will be used. In the majority of situations, this conversion will ensure that customers have sufficient entitlements. However, where machines have five or more processors (and in a few other cases), the standard conversion will not give the required number of entitlements. In this case, when contacted by IBM, you should discuss acquiring additional entitlements to be correctly licensed under the new pricing model. You will not be charged for additional entitlements granted under this process, but the Software Maintenance renewal will be amended based on the number of entitlements needed.

For Software Maintenance renewals for deployments on servers of five processors and greater, and new software purchases for deployments on servers of five processors and greater, you are eligible for special bid on the software.

Note: The announcement for WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for Multiplatforms V2.1 introduced a "single processor entry charge (one capacity unit)." This allowed limited information brokering on a uniprocessor machine with connections to up to three end points. Customers who subscribed to this offering, and have Software Maintenance in place, are entitled to conversion to a single PLU under the new licensing terms. The single PLU does not have any restrictions on its use. There is no follow-on "entry charge" program for new orders on the PLU terms.

Additional Information

Visit:

WebSphere MQ Everyplace™ V2.0 is already sold with processor-based terms. For the latest information on this product, including the Retail version, visit:

Reference Information

Refer to Software Announcements:

Trademarks

 
Everyplace is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
MQ Integrator and WebSphere are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering Information

Product information is available through:

Technical Information

For hardware and software requirements, refer to the following Software Announcements:

Planning Information

Packaging: This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Ordering Information

WebSphere® MQ Integrator® V2.1:

Product Group: WebSphere Messaging Technologies Product Identifier Description (PID) WebSphere MQ Integrator: 5724-A82

Product Category: Integrator

WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for Multiplatforms V2.1:

Product Group: WebSphere Messaging Technologies PID WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker: 5724-D07

Product Category: Integrator

WebSphere MQ Event Broker V2.1:

Product Group: WebSphere Messaging Technologies PID WebSphere MQ Event Broker: 5724-A74

Product Category: Event Broker

Passport Advantage

                                                            Part
Description                                                 Number
 
WebSphere MQ Integrator
 (Multilingual) media pack                                  BA09MML
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv                             D5249LL
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 2 Anniv                             D524ALL
 SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv                                      E00N8LL
 SW Maint After Lic 1 Anniv                                 D524BLL
 
WebSphere MQ Integrator
 Broker (Multilingual) media pack                           BA09LML
 Broker Processor Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv                      D5245LL
 Broker Processor Lic/SW Maint 2 Anniv                      D5246LL
 Broker SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv                               E00N7LL
 Broker SW Maint After Lic 1 Anniv                          D5247LL
 
WebSphere MQ Event Broker
 (Multilingual) media pack                                  BA09KML
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv                             D5242LL
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 2 Anniv                             D5243LL
 SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv                                      E00N6LL
 SW Maint After Lic 1 Anniv                                 D5244LL

Passport Advantage Customer: Media Pack Entitlement Details

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

Entitled Maintenance Offerings
 
Description
 
MQSERIESINTG             WebSphere MQ Integrator
MQSINTGSB07              WebSphere MQ Integrator
                          Processor
WSMQINBKSB01             WebSphere MQ Integrator Brokr
                          Cap Unit
WSMQINBKSB02             WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker
                          Proc
WSMQEVBKSB01             WebSphere MQ Event Broker
                          Cap Unit
WSMQEVBKSB02             WebSphere MQ Event Broker Proc

Media Packs                                                 Part
Description                                                 Number
 
WebSphere MQ Integrator
 (Multilingual) media pack                                  BA09MML
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv                             D5249LL
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 2 Anniv                             D524ALL
 SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv                                      E00N8LL
 SW Maint After Lic 1 Anniv                                 D524BLL
 
WebSphere MQ Integrator
 Broker (Multilingual) media pack                           BA09LML
 Broker Processor Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv                      D5245LL
 Broker Processor Lic/SW Maint 2 Anniv                      D5246LL
 Broker SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv                               E00N7LL
 Broker SW Maint After Lic 1 Anniv                          D5247LL
 
WebSphere MQ Event Broker
 (Multilingual) media pack                                  BA09KML
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv                             D5242LL
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 2 Anniv                             D5243LL
 SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv                                      E00N6LL
 SW Maint After Lic 1 Anniv                                 D5244LL

Withdrawal of Previous Passport Advantage Part Numbers: The following International Program License Agreement (IPLA) software part numbers are being replaced or obsoleted by this announcement. The effective withdrawal date is May 5, 2003.

Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after May 5, 2003, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.

Withdraw from Marketing Information

                                                            Part
Description                                                 Number
 
WebSphere MQ Integrator
 for AIX(R) Multilingual media pack                         BA01HML
 for HP-UX Multilingual media pack                          BA01JML
 for Solaris Multilingual media pack                        BA01IML
 for Windows(R) Multilingual media pack                     BA01GML
 Capacity Unit Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv                         D5AC3LL
 Capacity Unit SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv                        E1AC5LL
 Capacity Unit SW Maint After Lic 1 Anniv                   D5AC6LL
 
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker
 Multilingual media pack                                    BA05VML
 Capacity Unit Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv                         D51BSLL
 Capacity Unit SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv                        E00CJLL
 Capacity Unit SW Maint After Lic 1 Anniv                   D51BULL
 
WebSphere MQ Event Broker
 Multilingual media pack                                    BA06AML
 Capacity Unit Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv                         D51A6LL
 Capacity Unit SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv                        E00C1LL
 Capacity Unit SW Maint After Lic 1 Anniv                   D51A8LL
 
New Release Information
 
WebSphere MQ Integrator
 Multilingual media pack                                    BA09MML
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv                             D5249LL
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 2 Anniv                             D524ALL
 SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv                                      E00N8LL
 SW Maint After Lic 1 Anniv                                 D524BLL
 
                                                            Part
Description                                                 Number
 
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker
 Multilingual media pack                                    BA09LML
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv                             D5245LL
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 2 Anniv                             D5246LL
 SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv                                      E00N7LL
 SW Maint After Lic 1 Anniv                                 D5247LL
 
WebSphere MQ Event Broker
 Multilingual media pack                                    BA09KML
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv                             D5242LL
 Processor Lic/SW Maint 2 Anniv                             D5243LL
 SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv                                      E00N6LL
 SW Maint After Lic 1 Anniv                                 D5244LL

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM IPLA. Proofs of Entitlement (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.

LI Form Number

  • WebSphere MQ Integrator for AIX: L-TMAN-5G4GEB
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator for HP-UX: L-TMAN-5G4HS7
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator for Solaris: L-TMAN-5G4FH4
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator for Windows: L-TMAN-5G4GX3
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for Multiplatforms: L-TMAN-5G4GLT
  • WebSphere MQ Event Broker for AIX: L-TMAN-5G9H23
  • WebSphere MQ Event Broker for HP-UX: L-TMAN-5G9GXT
  • WebSphere MQ Event Broker for Solaris: L-TMAN-5G9HSP
  • WebSphere MQ Event Broker for Windows: L-TMAN-5G9H8U

Limited Warranty Applies: 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): No

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

Usage Restriction: Yes

Charging

Charges for authorized use of the program are based on processor license units (PLUs). The use of the program on any server machine requires one PLU to be acquired (from IBM or an IBM Business Partner) for each processor contained in the server machine on which any copy of the program is to run. PLUs are required for every server machine on which the Broker component of the program is installed. You are also required to obtain a corresponding number of additional PLUs if the program installation is moved to a server machine with a greater number of processors, or if any additional processors are added to the server machine on which the program is installed.

Failure to comply with requirement for the appropriate number of PLUs will invalidate the terms of this license.

No separate server authorizations are required to license any other component part of the program.

You should retain your original product and all Passport Advantage documents as PoE.

Specific restrictions also apply to various components of the program, as described below.

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

DB2®: The program includes a copy of DB2 Universal Database® (DB2). For each PoE, you are authorized to install and use DB2 in association with your use of the program. You are authorized to install one copy of DB2 for use with the program. You are authorized to use DB2 only for the storage and management of data generated by the program, and not for other data management purposes. To use DB2 for other purposes, you must acquire a separate nonrestricted PoE for a DB2 Universal Database software product that authorizes such use.

Microsoft™ Data Access Components (MDAC): The program includes a copy of MDAC. Use of MDAC by you is subject to the terms of the "End User License Agreement for Microsoft Software", a copy of which is included with the program on the Supplemental CD-ROM. In particular, you are granted no right or license to redistribute MDAC. If you wish to acquire the right or a license to redistribute MDAC, you should contact Microsoft Corporation to obtain the necessary authorization. At the time of publication, Microsoft Corporation can be contacted for this purpose via:

Note: Microsoft Corporation reserves the right to delete the MDAC download and to change, move, or remove the referenced Web page at any time, at its sole option, notwithstanding the terms and conditions of any other agreement you may have with IBM or any of its affiliated companies (collectively "IBM").

  • MDAC is provided on an "AS-IS" basis
  • IBM DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OR INTERFERENCE AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
  • IBM will not be liable to you or indemnify you for any claims related to MDAC
  • IBM will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages with respect to MDAC

Use of Hewlett Packard Java™ RTE V1.3 (for HP-UX only): The HP-UX version of the program includes a Java Runtime Environment (RTE) supplied by Hewlett Packard (HP). Any use of the HP RTE is subject to the HP software licensing and warranty terms set out in the IBM License Information. Users of the program will be asked to indicate their acceptance of the HP license and warranty terms, when installing the program. If the HP license and warranty terms are not acceptable, then you should return the program immediately to your supplier, for a full refund of any money paid by you for it.

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 International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes Software Maintenance with each program acquired during the coverage period. 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Visit the Passport Advantage Web site at:

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

Other Support: Passport Advantage

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

iSeries™ Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Not applicable

Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

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

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers 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. 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:

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Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
MQ Integrator, WebSphere, AIX, MQSeries, DB2, and DB2 Universal Database 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 is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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