IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-066
March 11, 2003

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters V2.2 — New Adapter Added to Family Integration Solution

 ENUS203-066.PDF (92KB)

(Corrected on April 16, 2003)

In Withdrawal of Previous Passport Advantage Part Numbers section, changed media packs will be withdrawn from service to withdrawn from marketing. In Description section, TPI name corrected and addition to TPI intro bullet.

At a Glance

  • A new adapter and enhancements to existing WebSphere Business Integration (WBI) Adapters
  • Adapters run on the open standards-based IBM WBI Adapter Framework and support:
    • WBI V4.2 (both the process and the message brokers)
    • WebSphere Business Integration Connect
    • WebSphere MQ Integrator, WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker, WebSphere InterChange Server
  • Key benefits:
    • Prepackaged, out-of-the-box adapter solutions install and deploy easily and quickly
    • Stand-alone adapter architecture helps protect your technology investment, and helps you achieve enhanced business agility
    • WBI Adapter functionality provides greater flexibility and adaptability
    • The IBM WBI Adapter architecture, functionality and packaging work together to help enhance your competitiveness and time-to-market

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Overview

For our customers, application and business process integration are broad requirements driven by diverse business pressures.

IBM WBI Adapters help you integrate your disparate systems by pulling and uniting information from the products you use to support the following major business elements:

  • Packaged, custom, and legacy applications
  • Technology protocols
  • Databases
  • Trading partner communication
  • Industry and cross-industry solutions

IBM WBI Adapters are built to support open standards. These adapters also are "stand-alone" solutions, meaning that — straight-out-of-the-box — they provide support for multiple brokers, which provides you with greater flexibility and adaptability when integrating your systems. The unique architecture of the IBM WBI Adapters also enables employees to seamlessly transfer skills and knowledge across systems.

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New in this Release

  • IBM WebSphere® Business Integration Adapter for Ariba Buyer

Enhanced in this Release

Application Adapters:

  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for mySAP.com
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Retek
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere Commerce

Technology Adapters:

  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JMS
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JText
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for FIX Protocol
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for SWIFT
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ Integrator® Broker
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ Series
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ Workflow

e-business Products:

  • WebSphere Business Integration DataHandler for XML
  • WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner InterChange
  • iSoft Peer to Peer Agent
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Web Services

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware Requirements and Software Requirements sections for details.

Planned Availability Dates

  • March 21, 2003: Electronic Delivery
  • April 18, 2003: Media Packs

Description

Connectivity is critical in establishing an enterprise-wide layer of data and extracting information from disparate sources within information systems.

A key differentiator for IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters is that the adapters are stand-alone solutions that may be used with IBM WebSphere InterChange Server or IBM WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker (both of which are components of WebSphere Business Integration Server) or with WebSphere MQ Integrator.

Because the adapters support all of these brokers, they offer additional system flexibility and change protection.

The open standards-based architecture of the adapters can also increase your business agility. Your customers benefit from greater interoperability by not being tied to a specific technology.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters object discovery tools and event management include event queuing, event archiving, and event identification. They are also bi-directional and meta data driven.

The IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework supports each adapter solution. This foundation makes it easier and quicker to install your adapters, and to seamlessly migrate to different brokers as your needs change.

For adapter solutions not provided by IBM or IBM Business Partners, IBM offers the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Development Kit.

New Adapters in this Release 

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Ariba Buyer

    The IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Ariba Buyer enables bi-directional real-time integration between the Ariba Buyer application and other enterprise applications. Ariba Buyer automates the full buying cycle management and tracking of spend operations. The Ariba Buyer application is an integral part of the Ariba Spend Management solutions.

    IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Ariba Buyer is meta data driven and includes object discovery capability that aids in the creation of business objects specific to an Ariba Buyer application instance. The adapter enables integration to Ariba Buyer V8.0. This adapter is available on Windows®, Solaris, and AIX®.

Changed Components in this Release 

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework

    The adapter framework is a feature-rich, standard adapter architecture to design, develop, and run connectivity solutions. The framework is the run-time environment for the WebSphere Adapter Development Kit and the WebSphere Business Integration Adapters. In this release, hierarchical properties were added to the framework, which allows the adapter to have greater flexibility.

Enhanced Application Adapters

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for mySAP.com

    The IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for mySAP.com has minor enhancements. Refer to the adapter release notes for more detailed information.

    The IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for mySAP.com supports all of SAP's various interfaces and presents the users with numerous integration options with relatively little risk. The adapter provides bidirectional, multithreaded, real-time integration between SAP and e-commerce, CRM, supply chain, ERP, custom, and legacy applications. The adapter consists of the connector infrastructure and modules of functionality.

    The Extension Module has advanced event detection mechanisms and business object handlers that manipulate the most common objects from SAP. This module allows you to retrieve and manipulate objects to and from SAP in real time, and supports both request/reply and publish/subscribe models for object retrieval. The adapter notifies you of the success and status of your object transaction request, and returns the unique ID of any created objects. The adapter enables real-time retrieval of a complex object from SAP or a request to create, change, or delete an object.

    The RF Server Module allows SAP applications to make synchronous calls to the collector agent. This event-driven functionality is ideal for systems like BBP that require real-time access to a broker for handling requests. This module is multithreaded for scalability. It includes a non-invasive business object generation tool that facilitates business object development.

    The BAPI Module allows direct calls to BAPIs. By accessing the BAPIs without routing the call through the ABAP Extension infrastructure, the adapter greatly improves performance. This module is 100% non-invasive. All business object information is stored externally to the SAP system.

    The ALE Module allows the connector to send IDocs into SAP for processing by ALE, and to receive IDocs from SAP to ALE event notification. This 100% non-invasive asynchronous solution utilizes SAP's tRFC protocol for guaranteeing exactly-once delivery and is ideal for large objects.

    The Hierarchical Dynamic Retrieve Module offers 100% non-invasive meta data-driven data retrieval for application-specific business objects (ASBO).

    To facilitate upgrades and easy maintenance, the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for mySAP.com is implemented in the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter SAP Development Namespace. The SAP adapter supports connectivity to SAP 3.x and 4.x.

    This adapter is double byte character set (DBCS) enabled and translated to Group 1 languages. It is available on Windows NT®, Windows 2000, Solaris, and AIX platforms.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Retek

    The WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Retek has been updated to be globalized for this release. Refer to the adapter release notes for more detailed information.

    This adapter offers bidirectional, real-time integration between Retek Integration Bus (RIB)-enabled Retek applications and other enterprise applications. Retek's flexible deployment options empower retailers to build end-to-end solutions through a modular architecture. Retailers can optimize existing systems or develop quick-win solutions to fund the implementation of a total enterprise solution. Retek 10 is a combination of implementation strategies, technologies, services, software, and support designed to optimize retail business performance, maximize customer satisfaction, and minimize supply chain costs.

    IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Retek integrates via the RIB application interface. Retek 10 includes a suite of applications, three of which are RIB-enabled. The WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Retek is meta data driven, and enables integration to, or between, any RIB-enabled Retek applications. Currently, the RIB-enabled Retek applications include Retek Merchandising System (RMS), Retek Distribution Management (RDM), and Retek Customer Order Management (RCOM).

    This adapter is available on Windows, Solaris, and AIX.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere Commerce

    The IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere Commerce has been updated to be globalized for this release. Refer to the adapter release notes for more detailed information.

    WebSphere Commerce is a powerful e-commerce solution for selling in today's B2B and B2C environments, which extends far beyond the traditional Web storefront. Advanced capabilities enable you to build and maintain meaningful relationships with customers and trading partners. You can reduce complexity and optimize operations by managing robust business processes and integrating them with your core business applications.

    The IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere Commerce supports real-time, bidirectional integration between WebSphere Commerce and other e-business and enterprise applications. This Java™-based adapter leverages the WebSphere Commerce Messaging System to exchange XML documents with the adapter over MQSeries®. This paradigm provides WebSphere Commerce with the ability to create and synchronize data such as customers and orders with the back-end system to WebSphere Commerce such as order status, product and inventory data.

    The WebSphere Commerce adapter is meta data driven, includes object discovery capabilities, and supports connectivity to WebSphere Commerce V5.4. This adapter is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000, Solaris, and AIX.

Enhanced e-business Products

  • The IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent

    iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent is a highly scalable, standards-based B2B trading solution. It supports AS2/EDI-INT, AS1, XML, Secure SMTP, among others. The product was designed with transactional performance in mind and scales easily from the smallest to the largest e-business requirement. iSoft offers strong encryption, robust support for the leading security standards, as well as transactional features such as strong non-repudiation and reliable delivery. iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent 3.1 is available in three variations:

    • iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent Express
    • iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent Advanced
    • iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent Enterprise

    iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent Express provides bidirectional connectivity from IBM's integration software to trading partners (such as suppliers and distributors) outside the corporate firewall. The Express product can be configured for up to 10 trading partner connections, supports installation on a single server, and scales based on the capacity of the server chosen.

    Express requires purchase of connections for iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent Express for the number of total connections to e-business partners required (up to a maximum of 10). It is available on Windows 2000, Solaris, and AIX. With this release, the adapter to IBM middleware products now supports the iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent Express on the Windows, Solaris, and AIX (4.3.3 and 5.1) platforms.

    iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent Advanced and Enterprise products provide bi-directional connectivity from IBM's integration software to trading partners (such as suppliers and distributors). Both versions provide load balancing and advanced routing capabilities for virtually unlimited scalability. Products are functionally the same. Advanced is packaged for medium-sized hubs. Enterprise is packaged for larger hubs.

    iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent Advanced requires purchase of Connections for iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent Advanced for the number of total connections to e-business partners required (up to 100). It is available on Windows 2000, Solaris, and AIX. With this release, the adapter to IBM middleware products now supports the iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent Express on the Windows, Solaris, and AIX (4.3.3 and 5.1) platforms.

    iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent Enterprise requires purchase of Connections for iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent Enterprise for the number of total connections to e-business partners required (up to 500). It is available on Windows 2000, Solaris, and AIX. With this release, the IBM middleware products now supports the iSoft Peer-to-Peer Agent Express on the Windows, Solaris, and AIX (4.3.3 and 5.1) platforms.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner Integration Trading Partner Interchange (TPI)

    This offers industry-leading technology that supports loosely-coupled asynchronous connections based on Internet standards for datatype, transport protocol, and security. Most likely, if you need to connect to an Internet-based trading exchange, you will want TPI. Because of how TPI is built, it offers true rapid deployment of trading communities as well as superb trading community management tools. Because TPI attracts support for datatype, transport protocol, and security, it is relatively easy to deploy. Outside of evolving standards, no recording is necessary if a trading partner changes its datatype or transport protocol. It's relatively easy to manage your trading relationships because TPI incorporates a GUI tool to configure trading relationships. In essence, TPI offers an excellent, easy-to-use, standards-based trading solution.

    This release of TPI, which is only compatible with WebSphere Interchange Server V4.1.1, includes:

    • Up-to-date support for RosettaNet Implementation Framework (RNIF) 2.0
    • Verified interoperability with new AS1 and AS2 requirements (for example, runtime compression)
    • Improved performance
    • Security and reliability enhancements and improvements

    There are three variations of TPI:

    1. WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner Interchange for Trading Networks, comes with 100 Trading Profiles
    2. WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner Interchange On-Ramp, comes with 10 Trading Profiles
    3. WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner Interchange Solo, a TPI endpoint deployment technology
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner Interchange for Trading Networks

    This function is designed for companies that want to host trading networks. It allows up to 100 contract records to designate trading partners, and contains full product functionality.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner Interchange On-Ramp — is designed for companies that want to connect with up to 10 trading partners. This product contains many features of the trading networks version, but the following features are restricted in the On-Ramp version.
    • No external database support
    • No JMS event routing
    • FIFO only packaging/unpackaging of data
    • Limited performance tuning
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner Interchange Solo — is especially designed to support a single Partner Profile at any one time. It is used to speed and simplify endpoint deployment. TPI Solo does include certain features contained in the other versions of this product:
    • No external database support
    • No JMS event routing
    • FIFO only packaging/unpackaging of data
    • No API support
    • Single user only
    • No integration options beyond file system
    • No performance tuning
    • No ability to add new schedules
    • No multipartner edit capability
    • Certain high-end platforms, OS/390® and AS/400®, are not supported
    • WebSphere Business Integration TPI Solo supports only Windows 98 and Windows Me platforms
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Web Services — is significantly enhanced in this release with new features and improved usability. New features include:
    • True bi-directional support supporting event and request processing from within the adapter.
    • Event processing can be synchronous or asynchronous; listeners within the adapter are new for this release.
    • Support for SOAP over HTTP, HTTPS, and JMS transports.
    • Integration with the Web Services Gateway product expose/invoke external services on behalf of the adapter.
    • A new WSDL ODA eases generation and deployment of business objects. The ODA can use WSDL from a local file or connect to a remote URL or UDDI registry to retrieve the WSDL.
    • The adapter now supports additional namespaces in the body and headers.
    • Support for additional datahandlers to support various internal payload formats.

    The WBI Adapter for Web Services enables users to expose Interchange Service business processes, in the form of collaborations, as Web Services. This capability provides for a set of self-contained, dynamic applications that can be described, published, located, or invoked over the network to create innovative products, processes and value chains. In addition to exposing internal Web services, this adapter can also be used to communicate to externally hosted Web services.

    This adapter is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000, Solaris, and AIX. Since the adapter exposes WebSphere InterChange Server collaborations, the adapter is compatible with that integration broker.

Enhanced Technology Adapters

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JMS — enhances event processing to allow different datahandlers per input queue

    Greater support for updating and inquiring JMS header attributes is added for this release. JMS is an open-standard API for accessing enterprise-messaging systems. It is designed to allow business applications to synchronously and asynchronously send and receive business data and events. This adapter for JMS allows an integration broker to exchange business objects with applications that send or receive data in the form of JMS messages. It supports request processing and event notifications. In addition, swappable data handlers can be used to customize the message or business object conventions. This adapter is currently supported with the InterChange Server only.

    The JMS adapter is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000, Solaris, and AIX.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for SWIFT

    As part of the solution for the Financial Services industry, the WebSphere Business Integration Adapters for SWIFT provides connectivity to the SWIFT financial messaging network through the SWIFT Alliance Access. The adapter allows firms to migrate to the new ISO 15022 message standard without placing extensive new requirements on their existing ISO 7775 message infrastructure. The adapter includes prebuilt maps for commonly used messages. These maps can be extended and customized using an intuitive and user friendly toolset.

    The IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for SWIFT utilizes the MQSeries host adapter, MQSA, which is provided on the SAA® gateway. This adapter is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000, Solaris, and AIX platforms.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for FIX Protocol

    IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for FIX Protocol allows integration brokers to exchange business objects with applications that send or receive data in the form of Financial Information eXchange (FIX) messages. The connector allows integration broker flows to asynchronously exchange business objects with applications that issue or receive FIX messages when change or data occur.

    The connector is meta data driven. Message routing and format conversion are initiated by an event polling technique. The connector uses an MQ implementation of the Java Messaging Service (JMS), an API for accessing enterprise messaging systems.

    The connector retrieves FIX messages from queues, calls the FIX data handler to convert messages to their corresponding business objects, and then delivers them to the broker. In the opposite direction, the connector receives business object requests from the broker, converts them into FIX messages using the same data handler, and then delivers the messages to an MQSeries queue.

    This adapter supports FIX message sets V4, V4.1, V4.2, and V4.3. It is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000, Solaris, and AIX.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ

    In this release, IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ now supports WebSphere MQ V5.3. This release also enhances event processing to allow different data handlers per input queue.

    IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ allows for Enterprise Application Integration with applications communicating via WebSphere MQ messages. The connector supports "synchronous" and "asynchronous" modes for request processing and event notification. In addition to Create, Update and Delete, the adapter also supports Retrieve, Retrieve By Content, and Exist operations. The WebSphere Business Integration Adapters for WebSphere MQ can assign more than one message format to the same business object using any data handler, if the data handler can identify the business object from the message content alone. In addition, as an option, the connect supports synchronous posting of events as an integration broker for applications that want feedback on the request the issue through WebSphere MQ. This adapter is only required with the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server.

    IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ Adapter support connectivity to MQ series 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3. This adapter is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000, Solaris, and AIX.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ Workflow

    This release supports V3.4 of WebSphere MQ Workflow. In addition, it now supports V5.3 of WebSphere MQ. WebSphere MQ Workflow is a workflow engine that permits users to construct processes that include both manual and automated steps. At the specific points where manual tasks, information or action are required in a process, the WebSphere MQ Workflow adapter provides the capability to build pauses between the state steps, or stages of the processes where data is transformed by a transaction taking place in the underlying applications, or in the manual activities taking place outside the process. These pauses, or Long-Lived Transactions, are critical features in the ability to automate business processes. IBM WebSphere MQ Workflow adapter compliments the integration broker by merging sophisticated workflow capabilities with IBM's superior business process management features.

    The Java-based WebSphere Business Integration Adapter enables hybrid implementations of WebSphere MQ Workflow with an integration broker solution. The combination of products provides a best-of-breed integration strategy for companies seeking to automate processes that do not necessarily take place instantaneously, but rather require sustained pauses for reasons such as obtaining approvals, meeting regulatory requirements, or satisfying industry-standard procedures.

    The WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ Workflow functions in a couple of different ways. It initiates synchronous and asynchronous interaction between the integration broker flows and WebSphere MQ Workflow. If, for example, during an order process based on an IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration, an approval must be obtained, then the Adapter prompts WebSphere MQ Workflow to pause and wait until a response has been returned from an underlying application (which could be an automated process or could be as a the result of a manual step). Correspondingly, WebSphere MQ Workflow prompts the Connector to initiate Collaboration processes. This adapter is only required with the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server.

    The WebSphere MQ Workflow adapter is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000, Solaris, and AIX.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker — now supports WebSphere MQ V5.3.

    The WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ Integrator enables integration with IBM's WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker and, for the first time, WebSphere Event Broker. (Consult system documentation for adapter setup nuances between the two products.)

    Integration broker requests can now initiate IBM WMQI message flows as well as handle synchronous requests issued mid-flow to broker. The adapter uses the WebSphere Business Integration Data Handler for XML to facilitate XML integration with IBM WMQI. Business Object specifications can be created at development time using the XML ODA against WMQI parser-generated DTDs. This adapter is only supported with required with the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server.

    The WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker adapter is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Solaris.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JTEXT

    Minor enhancements have been added for this release. Consult the release notes for detailed information.

    The WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JText enables integration brokers to communicate with an application through the exchange of text files. The connector is used when an application does not have a C, C++, or Java standard API through which the broker can communicate, and when it is not feasible to have an event table for a custom-built application. In these cases, the simple method for integrating an application into a larger system is by exchanging text files through the JText connector.

    In addition to support of local text files, the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JText supports integration with remote text files accessible using the FTP protocol. This capability provides greater integration durability in that file sources can be moved across the network with minimal changes to integration parameters.

    The JText adapter is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000, Solaris, and AIX.

Unchanged Adapters and Components

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Development Kit

    The development kit augments the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework by providing extensive documentation, methodology, and samples to enable clients to quickly develop adapters into their custom environment. The development kit allows users to easily build reusable Java and C++ adapter components to custom, proprietary, and legacy applications.

Application Adapters: IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for:

  • BroadVision Commerce
  • Clarify CRM
  • i2
  • i2 Active Data Warehouse
  • MetaSolv TBS
  • Oracle Applications
  • PeopleSoft
  • Portal Infranet
  • Siebel eBusiness Applications
  • Vantive
  • NightFire Applications
  • Spirent Applications
  • Telcordia Applications
  • Retek
  • eMatrix

Technology Adapters: IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for:

  • JDBC

Mainframe Adapters: IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for:

  • CICS®
  • IMS™ Transaction Manager
  • IMS Database Manager
  • VSAM
  • DB2® Databases
  • ADABAS

e-business: IBM WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner Interchange

  • Trading Networks Trading Profile
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Data Handler for EDI

The IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JCA Connector to ICS (which was originally announced with IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters V2.0) has been re-branded as a licensed connectivity feature of the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server and is now orderable as IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Access for J2EE Connector Architecture. Refer to Software Announcement 203-060 , dated March 4, 2003, for more information.

Product Positioning

As part of IBM's WebSphere Business Integration family, the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters further extend the breadth of IBM's e-business infrastructure software portfolio.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters can make your business more flexible with both the messaging and processing brokers that underpin WebSphere Business Integration; with WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere MQSeries Integrator, or WebSphere MQSeries Integrator Broker, or with IBM WebSphere (formerly CrossWorlds) InterChange Server as the hub for your business integration efforts. In addition to supporting multiple brokers, adapters are stand-alone solutions that can protect customer technology investments in applications and systems.

Connectivity is critical in establishing an integrated, enterprise-wide system from which companies can extract information from disparate sources. The IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters allow companies to address this need for total connectivity with one coherent approach. All IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters run on the same foundation, the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Framework. The framework allows greater speed and ease of adapter deployment, requiring less skill to install a broad range of adapters.

With this introduction of new adapters, IBM has increased its adapter portfolio to include more than 40 IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters for industry-specific and cross-industry connectivity. In addition to IBM's current adapter portfolio, the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Development Kit may be used in a services engagement to build new adapters for unique customer needs. These custom adapters are built to run on the framework mentioned above.

Statement of Direction

IBM intends to enable its WebSphere Business Integration Adapters to support IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition 5.0 during the first half of 2003 (in connection with the release of IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.0). The WebSphere Business Integration Adapters comprise a portfolio of more than 40 products that provide connectivity to SAP R3, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Oracle Applications, SWIFT, and other applications and technologies. WebSphere Business Integration Adapters help customers achieve business agility by integrating applications and automating business processes, and the WebSphere Business Integration Adapters portfolio includes connectivity for packaged applications, e-business architecture, legacy products, technology protocols, industry solutions, and trading partners.

IBM is driving open standards in application integration and connectivity, and is planning to introduce WebSphere Business Integration Adapters developed on the latest open standards, including the J2EE Connector Architecture standard.

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

Reference Information

For information on IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters V2.0, refer to Software Announcement 202-340 , dated December 10, 2002.

Trademarks

 
IMS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, MQ Integrator, AIX, MQSeries, AS/400, OS/390, SAA, CICS, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

The following classes are available:

Course                                                      Course
Title                                                       Number
 
IBM WebSphere(R) Business Integration                       BI201
 Adapters for SAP
WebSphere Adapter Workshop                                  WBI40

For additional information, visit:

Select WebSphere BUSINESS INTEGRATION.

The appropriate curriculum includes the products described in this announcement.

For additional information, contact IBM Education at:

    cwedureg@us.ibm.com

In addition to IBM WebSphere education, a number of courses on WebSphere MQSeries® Integrator supplement the IBM WebSphere education offerings. To locate, visit:

  • Follow the link to "Classroom and Online Courses"
  • Select a country and then the category "MQSeries"
  • Then select "MQSeries Integrator"

Offering Information

Product information will be available through the Offering Information tool at:

And, through the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Publications

General information is available for IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters on the Web at:

The following displayable softcopy publications are available:

  • Application and Technology Adapter Guides
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapters Implementation Guide for MQ Integrator®
  • Business Object Development Guide
  • Data Handler Guide
  • Connector Development Guide for C++
  • Connector Development Guide for Java™

WebSphere MQ Integrator (WMQI) Publications

Redbooks™

Redbooks, the output of residencies, are intensive, multiweek work efforts where small teams explore and document product implementation, integration and operations, often in the context of marketplace solutions. Residencies focus the skills and experience of marketplace professionals on the practical application of leading-edge information technology to customer needs. Residencies are personally directed by a skilled professional, typically an acknowledged leader in the subject field. Each residency offers residents the opportunity to return with new knowledge immediately applicable to their local business needs.

Redbooks can be found at:

  1. WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS™ V2.1 Implementation Guide (SG24-6528) Redbook, published February 4, 2002, last updated February 15, 2002
  2. WebSphere MQ Integrator Deployment and Migration (SG24-6509)
  3. Redpiece, last updated April 22, 2002
  4. Developing Solutions in WebSphere MQ Integrator (SG24-6579) Redpiece, last updated March 31, 2002

Other WMQI Publications

Other publications available containing information on WMQI Broker are accessible at:

Select LIBRARY.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework

Listed below are minimum requirements. The actual requirements for your system may be greater, depending on the complexity of your specific IBM CrossWorlds environment, throughput, and data object size.

The WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework includes a combination of runtime libraries and operational administrative tools. The Runtime libraries are deployable on all supported operating systems. The operational administrative tools are supported on Microsoft™ Windows platforms (Windows NT® and Windows® 2000).

  • Windows environment:
    • Processor at 400 MHz, or faster
    • Minimum 512 MB RAM
    • Minimum 900 MB free disk space
  • AIX® environment:
    • IBM POWER3™-II 375 MHz machine, or equivalent
    • AIX 5.1.2
    • Minimum 512 MB RAM
    • Minimum 900 MB free disk space
  • Solaris environment:
    • Solaris 2.7, 2.8
    • One UltraSPARC II 450 MHz
    • Minimum 512 MB RAM
    • Minimum 900 MB free disk space

Software Requirements

IBM middleware platform support for:

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration 4.2
  • IBM WebSphere MQ Integrator 2.1
  • IBM WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker 2.1

For more details, refer to one of the following guides:

  • For WMQI and WMQI Broker: WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Implementation Guide for MQ Integrator
  • For the ICS broker: IBM CrossWorlds System Installation Guide for Windows or IBM CrossWorlds System Installation Guide for UNIX®

Windows environment

  • One of these operating systems:
    • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, or Advanced Server) with Service Pack 2
    • Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6A
  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator 4.x required to view the HTML documents
  • Xerces for C++ (Tools) v1.5.1
  • Xerces for Java (Server) v1.4.3 (Embedded in the product)
  • Java compiler (Sun JDK 1.3.1 for Win NT and 2000) required for compiling custom adapters

AIX environment

  • IBM AIX 4.3.3 or 5.1.2
  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator 4.x required to view the HTML documents
  • Xerces for Java (Server) v1.4.3 (Embedded in the product)

Solaris environment

  • Solaris 8 (2.8) or Solaris 7 (2.7)
  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator 4.x, or later, is needed to view HTML documents
  • Xerces for Java (Server) v1.4.3 (Embedded in the product)

For the following components customers must acquire Edifecs SpecBuilder 4.0:

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Telcordia Applications
  • WebSphere Business Integration Data Handler for EDI
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere Commerce

Edifecs SpecBuilder is not an IBM licensed program, and should not be placed on an IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) Supplement. Supplier products are not warranted by IBM. This prerequisite software can be ordered by CSO through the World Trade Advanced Administrative System (WTASS) ordering system as Edifecs SpecBuilder 5620FHL, with feature number 0001. Orders for Edifecs SpecBuilder 5620FHL can be placed at 800-426-2255. Ask for Workstation Software Group.

Planning Information

For planning and installation information, refer to the adapter guide and one or more of the following documents:

  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapters Implementation Guide for MQ Integrator (for WMQI broker environments)
  • System Installation Guide for UNIX or System Installation Guide for Windows (for ICS broker environments)
  • Getting Started with the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters V2.1
  • Business Object Development Guide
  • Connector Development Guide (for Adapter Development Kit information)

Customer Responsibilities: Use IBM Software Services or Business Partners to assist in the installation, design, implementation, and maintenance of the IBM solution.

To implement an IBM solution, these skills are required:

  • Thorough technical and functional understanding of the IBM WebSphere or WMQI/WMQI Broker environment including the tools and file structure
  • Thorough technical and functional understanding of the Business Object Designer and the Connector Configurator tools
  • Some Java programming knowledge and understanding of the fundamental basics of classes and methods
  • Some SQL experience and basic understanding of relational databases and SQL statements, triggers, and stored procedures
  • Experience in building custom IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters using the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Development Kit as well as Java or C++ programming experience
  • Thorough understanding of specific packaged applications or client legacy applications, especially on applicable platforms
  • Thorough technical knowledge of the API architecture
  • Knowledge of communicating with the API or the identified interface method

Additional skills required to support effectively various components of the implementation are:

  • Custom Adapter Development
    • Good understanding of IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Development Kits
    • Strong knowledge of the language (such as Java, C++, or communications) that will be used to build the connector
    • Extensive understanding or experience of the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Development Kit, classes, and methods
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of API architecture
    • Strong knowledge, understanding, or experience of the application-specific data schema for which the application the connector is being built
    • Strong technical and functional knowledge of communicating with the API (inputs, outputs)
    • Thorough understanding of full development/test life cycles

Direct Customer Support: For support, new IBM CrossWorlds customers with Passport Advantage contracts should call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378).

Packaging: This is a Passport Advantage offering only. WSBIA is ordered via media packs. The contents of the media packs are described below:

Media Pack Description                               Contents
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                   3 CDs
 Adapter Framework V2.2
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                   3 CDs
 TPI On-Ramp V2.2
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                   3 CDs
 TPI Trading Networks V2.2
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                   3 CDs
 TPI Solo V2.2 Multiplatform
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                   2 CDs and
 Adapter for IMS(TM) Database Manager                 1 3480
                                                      Cartridge
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                   2 CDs and
 Adapter for IMS Transaction Manager                  1 3480
                                                      Cartridge
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                   2 CDs and
 Adapter for DB2(R) Databases                         1 3480
                                                      Cartridge
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                   2 CDs and
 Adapter for CICS(R)                                  1 3480
                                                      Cartridge
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                   2 CDs and
 Adapter for VSAM                                     1 3480
                                                      Cartridge
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                   2 CDs and
 Adapter for ADABAS                                   1 3480
                                                      Cartridge

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

Security, Auditability, and Control

WebSphere Business Integration Adapters V2.2 uses the security and auditability features of the system on which the products are installed.

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

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product Group:  WebSphere
  Product Identifier Description (PID)
  IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters V2
  (5724-D17)
 
Product Category:  WSBIA

For details on the licensing information, refer to:

Passport Advantage
 
New for this Release
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for Ariba Buyer -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D526KLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D526LLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00NYLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D526MLL
   Date
 
Existing Passport Advantage
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for Retek -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51PJLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51PKLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00IVLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51PLLL
   Date
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for Spirent Applications
 -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51PALL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51PBLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00ISLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51PCLL
   Date
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for NightFire Applications
 -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51PMLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51PNLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00IWLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51PPLL
   Date
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for Telcordia Applications
 -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51PDLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51PELL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00ITLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51PFLL
   Date
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for eMatrix -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51XELL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51XFLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00L8LL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51XGLL
   Date
 
iSoft Peer 2 Peer Agent Express
 -- per Common Administrative Domain
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D522SLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D522TLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00MRLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D522ULL
   Date
 
iSoft Peer 2 Peer Agent Express
 -- per Connection
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D522VLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D522WLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00MSLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D522XLL
   Date
 
iSoft Peer 2 Peer Agent Advanced
 -- per Common Administrative Domain
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D522YLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D522ZLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00MTLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D5230LL
   Date
 
iSoft Peer 2 Peer Agent Advanced
 -- per Connection
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D5231LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D5232LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00MULL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D5233LL
   Date
 
iSoft Peer 2 Peer Agent Enterprise
 -- per Common Administrative Domain
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D5234LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D5235LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00MVLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D5236LL
   Date
 
iSoft Peer 2 Peer Agent Enterprise
 -- per Connection
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D5237LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D5238LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00MWLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D5239LL
   Date
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for i2 Active Data Warehouse
 -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51XKLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51XLLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00LALL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51XMLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 Framework -- PerServer
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51DSLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51DTLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00D7LL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51DULL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 Development Kit -- PerUser
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51FULL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51FVLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DWLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51FXLL
   Date
 
-- e-business
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration
 Trading Partner Interchange Solo
 -- Per Solo
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51F2LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51F3LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DMLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51F4LL
   Date
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration
 Trading Partner Interchange On-Ramp
 -- Per Server
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51F5LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51F6LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DNLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51F7LL
   Date
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration
 Trading Partner Interchange On-Ramp
 Trading Profile -- Per Trading Partner
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51F8LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51F9LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DPLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51FALL
   Date
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration
 Trading Partner Interchange Trading
 Networks -- Per Server
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51FELL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51FFLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DRLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51FGLL
   Date
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration
 Trading Partner Interchange Trading
 Networks Trading Profile -- Per Trading
 Partner
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51FBLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51FCLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DQLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51FDLL
   Date
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for JMS -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51EGLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51EHLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DFLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51EILL
   Date
 
-- Connectivity -- Application
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for
 BroadVision Commerce -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51CRLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51CSLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00CVLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51CTLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for Clarify CRM -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51CULL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51CVLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00CWLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51CWLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for i2 Active Data Warehouse
 -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51CXLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51CYLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00CXLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51CZLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for MetaSolv TBS -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51D0LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51D1LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00CYLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51D2LL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for Oracle Applications -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51D3LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51D4LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00CZLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51D5LL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for PeopleSoft -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51D6LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51D7LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00D0LL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51D8LL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for Portal Infranet -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51D9LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51DALL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00D1LL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51DBLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for mySAP.com -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51DCLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51DDLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00D2LL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51DELL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for Siebel eBusiness Applications
 -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51DILL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51DJLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00D4LL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51DKLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business integration Adapter
 for Vantive -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51DPLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51DQLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00D6LL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51DRLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for FIX Protocol -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51ETLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51EULL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DJLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51EVLL
   Date
 
-- Connectivity -- Technology
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for Jtext -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51DVLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51DWLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00D8LL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51DXLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for e-Mail -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51DYLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51DZLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00D9LL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51E0LL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for JDBC -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51E1LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51E2LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DALL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51E3LL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for MQ Integrator -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51E4LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51E5LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DBLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51E6LL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for MQ -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51E7LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51E8LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DCLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51E9LL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for MQ Workflow -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51EALL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51EBLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DDLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51ECLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for XML -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51EDLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51EELL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DELL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51EFLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for SWIFT -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51EQLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51ERLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DILL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51ESLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for JMS -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51EGLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51EHLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DFLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51EILL
   Date
 
-- Connectivity -- e-business
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for Web Services -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51EMLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51ENLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DHLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51EPLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Data Handler
 for EDI -- Per Connector
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51EWLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51EXLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DKLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51EYLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Data Handler
 for XML -- Per Connector
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51EZLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51F0LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DLLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51F1LL
   Date
 
-- Connectivity -- Mainframe
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for CICS -- PerAppInstance
  PerAppInstanceMaintenance 1 Anniv. Date                     D51G0LL
  PerAppInstanceMaintenance 2 Anniv. Date                     D51G1LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DYLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51G2LL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for IMS Transaction Manager
 -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51FRLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51FSLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DVLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51FTLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for IMS Database Manager
 -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51FNLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51FPLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DULL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51FQLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for VSAM -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51G3LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51G4LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DZLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51G5LL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for DB2 Databases -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51FWLL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51FYLL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00DXLL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51FZLL
   Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration Adapter
 for ADABAS -- PerAppInstance
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51G6LL
  License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51G7LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                          E00E0LL
  SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv.                    D51G8LL
   Date

Passport Advantage Customer: Media Pack Entitlement Details

Customers with active subscription on the products listed below are entitled to receive the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters media pack.

                                                              Part
Description                                                   Number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA0A7ML
 Adapter Framework V2.2 Multilingual
 Media Pack
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA0A8ML
 TPI On-Ramp V2.2 Multilingual Media
 Pack
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA0A9ML
 TPI Trading Networks V2.2 Multilingual
 Media Pack
 
 
                                                              Part
Description                                                   Number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA0AAML
 TPI Solo V2.2 Multilingual Media Pack
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA0ABNA
 Adapter for IMS Database Manager V2.2
 English Media Pack
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA0ACNA
 Adapter for IMS Transaction Manager
 V2.2 English Media Pack
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA0ADNA
 Adapter for DB2 V2.2 English Media Pack
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA0AENA
 Adapter for CICS V2.2 English Media Pack
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA0AFNA
 Adapter for VSAM V2.2 English Media Pack
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA0AGNA
 Adapter for ADABAS V2.2 English Media
 Pack

Withdrawal of Previous Passport Advantage Part Numbers

The following WebSphere Adapters are being withdrawn from marketing effective July 31, 2003, and withdrawn from service on July 31, 2003:

Media Packs

                                           Part              Program
Description                                Number            Number
 
WebSphere Adapter for                      BA01UIE           5724-A67
 PeopleSoft
WebSphere Adapter for                      BA01MIE           5724-A68
 JD Edwards One World
WebSphere Adapter for                      BA01SIE           5724-A69
 Oracle Applications

Passport Advantage

                                                              Part
Description                                                   Number
 
IBM WebSphere Adapter for Oracle                              D50NZLL
 Application Cap Unit -- License/SW
 Maintenance -- 1 Year Anniv.
IBM WebSphere Adapter for Oracle                              E005PLL
 Application Cap Unit -- SW
 
 Maintenance Renewal
IBM WebSphere Adapter for Oracle                              D50P1LL
 Application Cap Unit -- SW Maintenance
 After-Lic. 1 Year Anniv.
 
                                                              Part
Description                                                   Number
 
IBM WebSphere Adapter for JD Edwards                          D50NQLL
 OneWorld Cap Unit -- License/SW
 Maintenance -- 1 Year Anniv.
IBM WebSphere Adapter for JD Edwards                          E005LLL
 OneWorld Cap Unit -- SW Maintenance
 Renewal
IBM WebSphere Adapter for JD Edwards                          D50NSLL
 OneWorld Cap Unit -- SW Maintenance
 After-Lic. 1 Year Anniv.
 
                                                              Part
Description                                                   Number
 
IBM WebSphere Adapter for PeopleSoft                          D50P2LL
 Cap Unit -- License/SW Maintenance
 -- 1 Year Anniv.
IBM WebSphere Adapter for PeopleSoft                          E005QLL
 Cap Unit -- SW Maintenance Renewal
IBM WebSphere Adapter for PeopleSoft                          D50P4LL
 Cap Unit -- SW Maintenance After-Lic.
 1 Year Anniv.

The following Media Packs are being withdrawn from marketing on April 22, 2003:

                                                              Part
Description                                                   Number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA08TML
 Adapter Framework V2.1
 Multilingual Media Pack
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA08XML
 Adapter for IMS Database Manager
 V2.1 English Media Pack
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA08YML
 Adapter for IMS Transaction Manager
 V2.1 English Media Pack
 
                                                              Part
Description                                                   Number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA08ZML
 Adapter for DB2 V2.1 English
 Media Pack
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA09AML
 Adapter for CICS V2.1 English
 Media Pack
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA09BML
 Adapter for VSAM V2.1 English
 Media Pack
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA09CML
 Adapter for ADABAS V2.1 English
 Media Pack

The following Media Packs are being withdrawn from service on December 31, 2003:

                                                              Part
Description                                                   Number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA08UML
 Adapter TPI On-Ramp V2.1
 Multilingual Media Pack
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA08VML
 Adapter TPI Trading Networks V2.1
 Multilingual Media Pack
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                            BA08WML
 Adapter TPI Solo V2.1
 Multilingual Media Pack

Terms and Conditions

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) 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.

License Information Form Number

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters Lic ID: L-NABA-5ECQVN

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services

Available Until: Program services will be available for a period of at least one year following the effective marketing withdrawal date which will be announced at a future date.

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

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

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

Usage Restriction: Yes

For details on the licensing information, refer to:

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 product announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes Software Maintenance with each program acquired during the coverage period. 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 (1) routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and (2) 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 (1) the design and development of applications, (2) your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or (3) 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:

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

For Passport Advantage Information and prices, contact your IBM representative or your authorized Business Partner.

Additional information is available on the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Passport Advantage

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

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our 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 the Web at:

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To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            Dept. YE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 
 Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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