IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-094
April 8, 2003
IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5 Features Support for Key Java and Web Services Standards
(Corrected on June 9, 2003)
The initial delivery of WAS V5 is not J2EE compatible, as announced. Availability will be announced
at a later date.
At a Glance
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS helps maximize your company's return on investment while leveraging existing software assets and making your administrative resources more productive. Benefits include:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
WebSphere® Application Server for z/OS, V5 is a Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.3-compatible1 Web services application server specifically designed to utilize the unique qualities of service provided by IBM zSeries hardware and z/OS operating system. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS includes the robust, enterprise-level capabilities for workload management, availability, and scalability.
What's new with this version?
V5 is designed to be functionally equivalent with the programming model of the WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. This allows for greater flexibility in development and simplified management capabilities, while maintaining the tight integration and optimization for the z/OS and zSeries programs and products.
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5 provides:
With the delivery of V5, the unified WebSphere Application Server family delivers a flexible and agile deployment environment for advanced e-business. Based on business needs, an application can be deployed on a wide variety of platforms. V5 demonstrates the continuing commitment by IBM to deliver dynamic e-business and open-standard support.
Planned Availability Date
May 2, 2003 (Java compatible support available May 30, 2003.1)
As part of the foundation and tools of the WebSphere software pyramid, WebSphere Application Server for z/OS delivers a J2EE-compatible1 Web services application server in a configuration optimized to leverage the unique Qualities of Service (QoS) inherent to the z/OS and zSeries programs. The program is delivered as a single offering, along with Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.3.
It includes the following elements as part of its Web deployment environment:
The Entry Price Option allows for an on ramp to e-business on the z/OS operating system for new customers. It enables the purchase of a minimum number of Value Units (10 for z800, 20 for z900) of eligible WebSphere Application Server for z/OS to be deployed in a manner consistent with IBM terms and conditions. You are required to install the products on eligible zSeries hardware such as z800, zSeries 800 coupled mode, and z900 with z/OS operating system running in z/Architecture (64-bit) mode or equivalent. No other MVS-based operating system can be licensed to that server, among other requirements. To validate compliance with the terms and conditions, IBM requires LPAR utilization data to be provided by you on a monthly basis.
For more information, refer to Software Announcement 203-093 , dated April 8, 2003.
This program includes software based on technology developed by the Apache Software Foundation. For more information, visit:
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5 is capable, as of May 2, 2003, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.
The latest release of WebSphere Application Server is designed to exploit the advanced capabilities of the IBM zSeries family of products. It allows for deployment of J2EE-based1 applications to the mainframe and is designed to provide application programming model consistency with WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5 combines the best of two worlds:
For information on the Web:
WebSphere® Architecture and Design Workshop for z/OS: This is a five-day workshop where IBM consultants will work with a customer's architects and subject-matter experts to develop a conceptual solution to an e-business requirement based on WebSphere architecture. For more information, visit:
IBM Implementation Services for WebSphere Application Server for zSeries (previously known as IBM Installation Services for WebSphere Application Server for zSeries) provides a services specialist at customer site to assist with planning, installation, and implementation services for WebSphere Application Server software on the zSeries and S/390® platforms.
This service helps customers use rich security features to build, manage, and deploy a powerful and available WebSphere e-business environment on a zSeries server. A services specialist will work with technical and programming staff to help increase productivity and accelerate implementation of WebSphere solutions in an e-business environment. For more information, visit:
WebSphere Proof of Concept for z/OS: The objective of this offering is to rapidly build and demonstrate a limited working prototype of an e-business solution based on a real customer e-business problem. For more information, visit:
WebSphere z/OS V5 Application Migration: This offering's objective is to migrate applications from previous versions of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS to V5, or from WebSphere Application Server distributed to WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5. For more information, visit:
Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
Product information is available through the Offering Information Tool at:
Through the Passport Advantage Web site at:
The following licensed publication is available with your order and on the Web:
Order Title Number WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5 GI11-2825 Program Directory
The following licensed publication is available with your order and on the Web:
Order Title Number WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5 GA22-7908 License Information
The following publications are available on the Web:
Application development help, and the above publications, are also provided in the WebSphere Application Server for z/OS InfoCenter: Visit:
Customization and system management help are provided within these tools delivered with WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5:
Related WebSphere Publications: Related WebSphere Application Server family documentation can be found on the Web:
For WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5:
OS/390 customers are strongly encouraged to migrate to the z/OS operating system. Customers migrating to the z/OS operating system can take advantage of the many functions that are designed to benefit a WebSphere environment, including Dynamic Routing for WebSphere transactions, improvements in SSL performance, Intrusion Detection Services, large scale PKI services, and Enterprise Identity Mapping.
Make your plans to migrate to the z/OS operating system now. z/OS V1.4 is planned to be an important staging release for future IBM middleware releases. z/OS V1.4 is planned to be the base for exploiting future zSeries server enhancements. For information on migration, refer to the z/OS Migration Web site at:
Over time, WebSphere Application Server for z/OS is planned to deliver functionality intended to exploit features of the z/OS operating system.
For further details, refer to the publications found at the Web site listed in the Publications section of this announcement.
Because of changes introduced in SDK 1.3.0, there are significant performance advantages for those
applications doing floating point arithmetic if the machine has binary floating point hardware, such
as S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server Generation 5, or higher, systems.
For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative for additional assistance, or visit:
Security, Auditability, and Control
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5 provides automated authorization checking and a very strong security implementation for authentication and authorization. It is also designed to provide authentication and authorization service to clients, automatically checking security credentials of all clients accessing WebSphere Application Server for z/OS services.
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS continues to derive its security services from the information provided by the hosting IBM HTTP server for OS/390. This is consistent with previous releases of the product. Support for basic or certificate-based authentication and support for SSL is included by this support.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Ordering WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5 through the Internet ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied).
ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at:
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5 is priced per Value Unit.
Software Subscription and Support: The annual price of Software Subscription and Support for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5 (5655-F81) depends on the number of Value Unit license entitlements purchased.
Value Unit Exhibit VUE007
Value Value Units/ Units/ Usage Level Minimum Maximum MSU HW Machine Base 1 3 1 MP3000 H30 6 PSLC / Level A 4 45 0.45 MP3000 H50 8 PSLC / Level B 46 175 0.36 MP3000 H70 12 PSLC / Level C 176 315 0.27 ESL Models 2 PSLC / Level D 316 + 0.2
OTC(1) Medium Program Feature Feature Description Number Number Number WebSphere Application 5655-I35 0001 5802 Server for z/OS, V5 Per Value Unit
Basic License: To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the OTC feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.
OTC Medium Feature Feature Description Number Number Medium Program Number 5655-I35 WebSphere Application 0001 5802 3480 Server for z/OS, V5 per Value Unit WebSphere Application 0002 5802 3480 Server for z/OS, V5 per 250 Value Units
Note: The media type is chosen during the customized offering (CBPDO, ServerPac) ordering procedure.
Software Subscription and Annual Support: To order the Software Subscription and Annual Support, specify program number 5655-F81 and the feature number from the table below. The quantity of licenses must be equal to the number of OTC licenses ordered.
Existing WebSphere Application Server V4.0 and V4.0.1 for z/OS and OS/390 Software Subscription customers must order WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V5; shipment is not automatic.
Order under PID 5655-F81 Standard Support Media Support for Annual Charge Feature Program Name Feature Number Number WebSphere Application 0003 N/A Server for z/OS, V5 -- No Charge Decline Software Subscription and Support WebSphere Application 0005 N/A Server for z/OS, V5 -- No Charge Per MSU Software Subscription and Support Registration WebSphere Application 0009 N/A Server for z/OS, V5 -- No Charge Per 250 MSU Software Subscription and Support Registration WebSphere Application 0007 6482 Server for z/OS, V5 -- OTC Per Value Units Software Subscription and Support One Year WebSphere Application 0008 6482 Server for z/OS, V5 -- OTC Per 250 Value Units Software Subscription and Support One Year
Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
Terms and Conditions
These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6443), which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an ongoing recurring charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services Support Line is an option for those customers who desire added services.
Program Support: Enhanced Support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.
Program service will be available until March 31, 2006.
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.
For Operating System software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services Support Line offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised Support Line offering, refer to our Web site at:
For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.
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.
OTC Program Feature Description Number Number OTC WebSphere Application 5655-I35 0001 $ 2,300 Server for z/OS, V5 per Value Unit WebSphere Application 5655-I35 0002 575,000 Server for z/OS, V5 per 250 Value Units
Order under PID 5655-F81 Standard Support Support for Annual Charge Annual Program Name Feature Number Charge WebSphere Application 0007 $ 460 Server for z/OS, V5 -- OTC Per Value Units Software Subscription and Support One Year WebSphere Application 0008 115,000 Server for z/OS, V5 -- OTC Per 250 Value Units Software Subscription and Support One Year
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.