IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-180
July 22, 2003

IBM WebSphere Portal — Express for Multiplatforms V5.0 accelerates time to value for your portal

 ENUS203-180.PDF (64KB)


At a glance

IBM WebSphere Portal — Express for Multiplatforms V5.0 allows you to:

  • Deploy sophisticated portal solutions that fit within small and mid-sized company budgets
  • Provide a central point at which employees, trading partners, and customers can find the information and applications they need
  • Create portal pages that are customizable by end users
  • Enable user authentication and single sign-on across multiple applications
  • Choose between user-based and processor-based licensing options for intranet-, extranet- or Internet-based portals
  • Provide integrated document management capabilities
  • Provide an integrated database

IBM WebSphere Portal — Express Plus for Multiplatforms V5.0 has all the features of IBM WebSphere Portal — Express for Multiplatforms V5.0 and adds team collaboration features including:

  • Instant messaging
  • People online awareness
  • Virtual teamrooms

Overview

WebSphere® Portal — Express and WebSphere Portal — Express Plus have been designed for the needs of small and medium-sized business, as well as departments within larger companies. With WebSphere Portal — Express, you can deploy portals for your employees, trading partners, and customers on which the content, applications, portal page organization, and graphic appearance have been customized for each user's needs and preferred work patterns. This means critical business information and applications will be much easier to locate and use. This can help employees become more productive, improve service to trading partners, and attract new customers to your site. WebSphere Portal — Express Plus has all the features of WebSphere Portal — Express and adds features that help teams of individuals work together more effectively on projects. Also, WebSphere Portal — Express and WebSphere Portal — Express Plus are available with a choice of user-based licensing or processor-based licensing. User-based licensing and processor-based licensing can be used on an extranet, intranet or Internet portal. You can choose the licensing option that best fits your budget.

WebSphere Portal — Express provides a single unified workspace in which your employees, trading partners, and customers can easily find and use the applications and information that they need. Its features include:

  • A portal user interface that can be customized to match each portal user's specific needs
  • A portal framework that allows you to integrate your applications and information sources into the portal
  • Easy-to-use interfaces for performing portal administration tasks such as controlling portal membership and assigning portal user privileges
  • Portlets for accessing applications such as e-mail, calendars, and syndicated news
  • Authenticated single sign-on, which allows users to log on to multiple portal applications without the need to sign on to each application individually
  • Integrated document management

WebSphere Portal — Express Plus includes all the functions of WebSphere Portal — Express and adds:

  • Team workspaces that create online environments that help team members work together more effectively.
  • Instant messaging for real-time collaboration with your customers, trading partners, and teammates.
  • A team calendar to keep track of a team's shared calendar events in the team workspace.
  • Management of projects, assignment of tasks, and tracking of milestones for specific projects or initiatives.
  • Display of online status for portal user names that appear in portlets. To initiate a chat, just right-click the name of a user who is online and choose Chat.

Key prerequisites

IBM-compatible PC with one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows® 2000 Server or Advanced Server with SP2 or SP3
  • Red Hat Linux 8.0 or Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1
  • SuSE Linux 7.3 or SuSE Linux SLES 7 or 8

Planned availability dates

  • August 22, 2003 (electronic software delivery)
  • September 15, 2003 (media and documentation)

Description

With WebSphere Portal — Express, you can deploy portals on which portal page organization, and the selection of content and applications on the portal, have been customized for each portal user. WebSphere Portal — Express Plus has all the features of WebSphere Portal — Express and adds team collaboration features. Both products are available with a choice of user-based or processor-based licensing. User- or processor-based licensing can be used for an extranet-, intranet-, or Internet-based portal.

The following is a summary of the new features and benefits available in these products:

  • Enhanced ease-of-use in portal installation and administration
  • A role-based access control model
  • Quicker and easier portal customization through context-sensitive customization tools
  • Enhanced performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability
  • Integrated document management
  • Productivity portlets that allow users to share, view, search, create, and edit basic documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • An integrated database for the portal's usage
  • A copy of WebSphere Studio Site Developer for use with the Portal Toolkit

Customers choosing WebSphere Portal — Express or WebSphere Portal — Express Plus can realize substantial improvements in speed and flexibility in the marketplace from the following benefits:

  • Better service to customers and partners through easy-to-use self-service B2B and B2C portals that provide information which is both timely and relevant for each portal user
  • Acceleration of time to value realization through simplified portal installation and an ever-expanding community of portlet providers
  • Reduction of business cycle time through improved productivity for both individual employees and project teams
  • Rapid integration of applications and data

The benefits above can help companies become more responsive to the needs of their customers and trading partners. They establish a competitive differentiation that reduces threats from competitors.

WebSphere Portal — Express

WebSphere Portal — Express provides a single unified workspace in which your employees, trading partners, and customers can easily find and use the applications and information that they need. Its features include the following:

  • Presentation services that let you create a portal user interface that is customized to match your specific needs. You can also configure your portal to present content on different device types, such as laptops and mobile phones.
  • A portal framework that allows you to integrate your applications and data sources into the portal.
  • Easy-to-use interfaces for performing portal administration tasks such as controlling portal membership and assigning portal user privileges.
  • Connectivity services that provide you with access to company data, syndicated content, or other external sources, such as your trading partner's applications.
  • An end-user friendly interface that allows portal users to select which applications they view and how they wish to view them.
  • Portlets for accessing applications such as e-mail, calendars, collaboration, and syndicated news. Portlets are the integration code that connect applications and data to the portal.
  • A portlet application programming interface (API) that lets you easily extend portlet function to add new function, applications, and data sources to your portal.
  • Authenticated single sign-on, which allows users to log on to multiple portal applications without the need to sign on to each application individually.
  • A facility for sharing documents across your portal community.

Share documents within your portal community

New with WebSphere Portal — Express is the portal document manager. The document manager is a new set of portlets that provides a means for portal users to share, organize, and edit files of all types ranging from documents to spreadsheets within the portal community. Portal users can view, add, delete, and modify documents. Built-in function allows editing of a variety of file formats. You can also use the editor of your choice to modify a document. Additional features include category subscription services, a simple approval process for file contribution, automatic dialog boxes for contributing metadata, integrated search capability, versioning so that users can track the evolution of a piece of content, and access control for managing viewing privileges of different content items. WebSphere Portal — Express' portal document manager provides a cost-effective approach to maximizing the effective use of the intellectual property inherent in your documents by making them more accessible to those that need the information.

Improve the productivity of users executing business processes

Text editing and spreadsheet functions are critical to many business processes. However, these functions are typically not integrated within other portal solutions and they are expensive to license, deploy, and maintain. New with WebSphere Portal — Express is a set of productivity components that allow portal users to view, create, convert, and edit basic documents, spreadsheets, and presentation files from the same portal interface that they use to interact with information, applications, and people across their business. For example, a teammate could e-mail you a spreadsheet that you receive in your mail in-box portlet. You can save this spreadsheet in the portal document manager. The productivity components then allow you to view the spreadsheet without the need to launch a separate spreadsheet tool. You make changes to the spreadsheet, save your changes, and distribute the modified spreadsheet to others for viewing, all without launching a spreadsheet tool.

The productivity components functions can also be used by other portlets allowing you to embed text editing and spreadsheet functions in business processes. For instance, on an employee benefits portal, you could place a portlet that has an embedded spreadsheet that calculates projected retirement benefits based on data entered by the portal user. Another example use would be on an insurance company site on which a portlet is placed which has embedded text editing for entry of claim data. The WebSphere Portal — Express productivity components allow you to more easily and economically make text editing and spreadsheet functions an integral part of your business processes within your portal.

Reduce application integration cost

IT cost reduction can be achieved with easy-to-use cooperative portlets, based on Click-to-Action technology. Click-to-Action technology allows business applications to be integrated through the transfer of business information between portlets. For example, with Click-to-Action technology, a portal user can click on a customer's name in a CRM portlet. The customer's name and account number are then automatically transferred from the CRM portlet to an Order Tracking portlet. This data transfer integrates the two applications, making it easier for a portal user to check on order status for a customer. This integration is accomplished using Click-to-Action technology, which manages the transfer of data between the portlets.

WebSphere Portal — Express Plus

WebSphere Portal — Express Plus contains all the function of WebSphere Portal — Express and adds powerful teaming and collaboration functionality including the following:

  • Team workspaces, which create online environments that help team members work together more effectively.
  • Instant messaging for real-time collaboration with your customers, trading partners, and teammates.
  • Document libraries and discussion areas that provide shared access to and collaboration on project documents.
  • A team calendar to keep track of shared calendar events in the team workspace.
  • The ability to manage projects, assign tasks, and track milestones of specific projects or initiatives.
  • The ability to display the online status for portal user names that appear in portlets. To initiate a chat, just right-click the name of a user who is online and choose Chat.

WebSphere Portal — Express Plus also features a collaboration center, which is a set of portlets that make it easier for an organization to build and deploy collaborative intranet and employee portals. Capabilities provided by the collaboration center include the ability to:

  • Create team workspaces from within the portal
  • Display a list of team workspaces that a portal user is a member of
  • Create e-meetings (when combined with Lotus® Sametime® 3.0)
  • Display a list of scheduled or active meetings and view meeting details
  • Find people easily and connect with them instantly using an employee directory that includes reports-to-chain information

Communication and collaboration tools help give all members of the organization instant access to the people and information they need. With award-winning collaboration technology, WebSphere Portal — Express Plus helps portal users work together and act on information as they view it. The benefit to the company can be fewer barriers, greater productivity.

WebSphere Portal — Express and WebSphere Portal — Express Plus are packaged such that a single part number delivers programs installable on all supported platforms. The National Language Versions of these programs contain all translated languages. Both the platform and language used are specified during product installation.

Additional license information

WebSphere Portal — Express for Multiplatforms V5 and WebSphere Portal — Express Plus for Multiplatforms V5 are licensed for operation in a single-server configuration only. Clustering and cloning of servers are not supported.

WebSphere Portal — Express for Multiplatforms V5 and WebSphere Portal — Express Plus for Multiplatforms V5 may be deployed in a warm standby configuration. Warm standby is defined as having the server powered up and not in use, but ready to assume the workload of another server if that other server fails. A server that is placed in warm standby must have the number of WebSphere Portal — Express or Portal — Express Plus for Multiplatforms V5 licenses that are sufficient to enable it to assume the workload of the other intended server.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

These products have the following accessibility characteristics:

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Portal — Express is capable as of September 15, 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.

Statement of Direction

Support for additional platforms

It is IBM's intent to provide IBM WebSphere Portal — Express V5 and IBM WebSphere Portal — Express Plus V5 functionality for the IBM eServer iSeries™ by the end of 2003.

WebSphere Portal support of Java™ Specification Request

IBM is a co-Spec lead of Java Specification Request (JSR 168), which is designed to facilitate a common development approach for portal integration. The JSR 168 specification community review was recently closed. Refer to:

At such time as the specification is finalized and published, IBM intends to provide technical information outlining differences in capabilities when using the JSR 168 Portlet API to create portlet applications, and additional features supported by the current WebSphere Portal API. Technical information provided will include programming guidelines when using the WebSphere Portal API to migrate portlets to the JSR 168 Portal API.

After the JSR 168 specification is finalized and published, IBM intends to support applications created using the JSR 168 Portal API operating on IBM WebSphere Portal platform via a fixpack release to IBM WebSphere Portal V5.

WebSphere Portal support for OASIS Web Services for Remote Portlets specification 1.0

IBM is a sponsor and chairs the technical committee that has completed the Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) 1.0 specification. This specification is designed to enable sharing of visual, user-facing Web applications across the Internet. It provides standardized Web Services Description Language (WSDL) interfaces that allow seamless interoperability between Web applications of different vendors.

The first release of this specification is completed and currently scheduled for submission to OASIS in July 2003 as a prospective standard according to the OASIS technical committee for Web Services for Remote Portlets. Refer to:

After the WSRP specification is finalized and published, IBM intends to support applications created using the WSRP 1.0 specification operating on the IBM WebSphere Portal platform via a fixpack release to IBM WebSphere Portal V5.

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

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, Lotus, and Sametime are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a registered trademark 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.

Offering Information

Product information is available through the Offering Information Web site at:

and through the Passport Advantage® Web site at:

Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

Product documentation is included with the program software and may be printed by the customer.

Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

WebSphere® Portal — Express

IBM-compatible PC with one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows® 2000 Server with Service Pack 2 or 3
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2 or 3
  • Red Hat Linux 8.0
  • Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1
  • SuSE Linux 7.3
  • SuSE SLES 7 or 8

WebSphere Portal — Express Plus

For the portal server:

IBM-compatible PC with one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2 or 3
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2 or 3
  • Red Hat Linux 8.0
  • Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1
  • SuSE Linux 7.3
  • SuSE SLES 7 or 8

For the instant messaging server:

IBM-compatible PC with one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2 or 3
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2 or 3

For the teamroom server:

IBM-compatible PC with one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2 or 3
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2 or 3

Software requirements

WebSphere Portal — Express

One of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2 or 3
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2 or 3
  • Red Hat Linux 8.0
  • Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1
  • SuSE Linux 7.3
  • SuSE SLES 7 or 8

Note: Linux is supported only on an IBM-compatible PC.

Database requirements

The portal server contains an integrated database for storage of its parameters. It can also be used with one of the following databases:

  • IBM DB2 Universal Database® Enterprise Edition, V8.1 with Fix Pack 1
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition, V7.2 with Fix Pack 7 or 8
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Workgroup Edition, V8.1 with Fix Pack 1
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Workgroup Unlimited Edition, V8.1 with Fix Pack 1
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Workgroup Unlimited Edition, V7.2 with Fix Pack 7 or 8
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Express, V8.1
  • Oracle 8i Enterprise Release (8.1.7)
  • Oracle 9i Enterprise Release (9.2.0.1)
  • Oracle 8i Enterprise Release (8.1.7)
  • Microsoft™ SQL Server Enterprise 2000 SP3
  • Informix™ 9.3 and 9.4

Supported LDAP servers

  • IBM Directory Server V5.1
  • IBM Directory Server V4.1
  • Domino™ R6
  • Domino V5.0.12
  • Sun ONE Directory 5.0
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2000
  • Novell eDirectory/NDS Directory V8.6

IBM WebSphere Portal Toolkit requirements

The IBM WebSphere Portal Toolkit is a plug-in in to one of the following, which is a separate purchase:

  • WebSphere Studio Site Developer for Windows and Linux V5
  • WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Windows and Linux V5

Note: A copy of WebSphere Studio Site Developer for Windows and Linux V5 (WSSD) is included with WebSphere Portal — Express. Use of this included copy of WSSD is limited to development of portal applications with the IBM WebSphere Portal Toolkit.

For updated software information, visit:

WebSphere Portal — Express Plus

The portal server, instant messaging server, and teamroom server must each be placed on a separate hardware server.

The portal server requires one of the following:

  • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2 or 3
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2 or 3
  • Red Hat Linux 8.0
  • Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1
  • SuSE Linux 7.3
  • SuSE Linux SLES 7 or 8

Note: Linux is supported only on an IBM-compatible PC.

The instant messaging server requires one of the following:

  • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2 or 3
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2 or 3

The teamroom server requires one of the following:

  • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2 or 3
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2 or 3

Database requirements

The portal server contains an integrated database for storage of its parameters. It can also be used with one of the following databases:

  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition, V8.1 with Fix Pack 1
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition, V7.2 with Fix Pack 7 or 8
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Workgroup Edition, V8.1 with Fix Pack 1
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Workgroup Unlimited Edition, V8.1 with Fix Pack 1
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Workgroup Unlimited Edition, V7.2 with Fix Pack 7 or 8
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Express, V8.1
  • Oracle 8i Enterprise Release (8.1.7)
  • Oracle 9i Enterprise Release (9.2.0.1)
  • Oracle 8i Enterprise Release (8.1.7)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise 2000 SP3
  • Informix 9.3 and 9.4

The instant messaging server and the teamroom server do not require databases.

Supported LDAP servers

  • IBM Directory Server V4.1
  • IBM Directory Server V5.1
  • Domino V5.0.12
  • Domino R6
  • Sun ONE Directory 5.0
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2000
  • Novell eDirectory/NDS Directory V8.6

IBM WebSphere Portal Toolkit requirements

The IBM WebSphere Portal Toolkit is a plug-in to one of the following, which is a separate purchase:

  • WebSphere Studio Site Developer for Windows and Linux V5.0.1
  • WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Windows and Linux V5.0.1

Note: A copy of WebSphere Studio Site Developer for Windows and Linux V5 (WSSD) is included with WebSphere Portal — Express Plus. Use of this included copy of WSSD is limited to development of portal applications with the IBM WebSphere Portal Toolkit.

For updated software information, visit:

Planning information

Installability: 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.

For additional information, refer to the IBM software support Web site at:

or contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Packaging: WebSphere Portal — Express and WebSphere Portal — Express Plus V5.0 are available to Passport Advantage customers via electronic download from the Passport Web site or as a CD-ROM media pack.

These programs, when downloaded from the Web site or loaded from the CD-ROM media pack, contain the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information (LI) which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be available from the following Web site:

WebSphere Portal — Express V5.0 includes:

  • Portal Server
  • WebSphere Portal Document Manager
  • Selected components of WebSphere Application Server, Enterprise, licensed for use by the portal server and associated portlets only and in single-server configuration only
  • IBM Directory Server
  • Portal Toolkit
  • Portlets
  • WebSphere Portal Productivity Components
  • WebSphere Studio Site Developer (licensed for the purpose of Portal Toolkit usage only)

WebSphere Portal — Express V5.0 Plus includes:

  • All products in WebSphere Portal — Express V5.0
  • Collaboration function including Instant messaging and people awareness, virtual teamrooms, and group calendaring

The basic rule based personalization function that was included in WebSphere Portal — Express for Windows V4.1 and WebSphere Portal — Express for Multiplatforms V4.2 is not contained in either WebSphere Portal — Express for Multiplatforms V5.0 or WebSphere Portal — Express Plus for Multiplatforms V5.0. The business rule based personalization function continues to be included in WebSphere Portal Enable for Multiplatforms V5.0 and WebSphere Portal Extend for Multiplatforms V5.0. Trade-ups are available that enable WebSphere Portal — Express for Multiplatforms V5.0 and WebSphere Portal — Express Plus for Multiplatforms V5.0 customers to move up to WebSphere Portal Enable for Multiplatforms V5.0 and WebSphere Portal Extend for Multiplatforms V5.0. More information on these trade-ups can be found in the Upgrades (Trade-ups) section of this announcement.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Portal — Express uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering information

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

Product information

Licensed                                         Product
function title           Product group           category
 
WebSphere Portal         App Integration         App Integration
 -- Express               Middleware              Middleware
                          Other                   Other
 
Licensed                                         Product
function title           Product group           category
 
WebSphere Portal         App Integration         App Integration
 -- Express Plus          Middleware              Middleware
                          Other                   Other

IBM WebSphere Portal — Express for Multiplatforms V5.0 and IBM WebSphere Portal — Express Plus for Multiplatforms V5.0 are available with two licensing options:

  • User-based licensing
  • Processor-based licensing

The user-based licensing option entitles a customer to install one copy of the software on one server for use by 20 portal users. All 20 users must be placed on one server. No more than 2,000 individuals may be given access to a server running IBM WebSphere Portal — Express for Multiplatforms V5.0 or IBM WebSphere Portal — Express Plus for Multiplatforms V5.0 when user-based licensing is chosen. With user-based licensing, no more than one portal page can be made visible to individuals for whom a user license has not been acquired.

The processor-based license option entitles a customer to install one copy of the software on one server. With processor-based licensing, there is no license restriction on the number of individuals who can be given access to the portal. With processor-based licensing, the restriction that no more than one portal page be made visible to individuals for whom a user license has not been acquired does not apply.

Read the product license for additional details.

Passport Advantage licensing

WebSphere Portal — Express

                                                         Part
Program name/Description                                 number
 
WebSphere Portal -- Express 20 Users                     D529GLL
 License and SW Maintenance 12 Months
WebSphere Portal -- Express Processor                    D51RMLL
 SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months
WebSphere Portal -- Express 20 Users                     D529ILL
 SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months
WebSphere Portal -- Express Processor                    D51RKLL
 License and SW Maintenance 12 Months
WebSphere Portal -- Express 20                           E00PXLL
 Users SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
WebSphere Portal -- Express Processor                    E00JHLL
 SW Maintenance Annual Renewal

WebSphere Portal — Express Plus

                                                         Part
Program name/Description                                 number
 
WebSphere Portal -- Express Plus                         D529JLL
 20 Users License and SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
WebSphere Portal -- Express Plus                         D51RGLL
 Processor SW Maintenance Reinstate
WebSphere Portal -- Express Plus                         D529LLL
 20 Users SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months
 
                                                         Part
Program name/Description                                 number
 
WebSphere Portal -- Express Plus                         D51RELL
 Processor License and SW
 Maintenance
WebSphere Portal -- Express Plus                         E00PYLL
 20 Users SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal
WebSphere Portal -- Express Plus                         E00JFLL
 Processor SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/Description                                 number
 
WebSphere Portal -- Express
 
Media Pack Multilingual (English                         BA0B7ML
 International, Portuguese, French,
 Danish, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic,
 Korean, Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish,
 Portuguese Brazilian, German, Swedish,
 Japanese, Chinese -- Traditional,
 Hungarian, Norwegian Nynorsk, Greek,
 Turkish, Dutch, Czech, Italian, Finnish,
 Polish) Windows 2000, Linux for x86 Series
 Intel(R)-based Servers CD-ROM Digital
 Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard V5.0.0
 
WebSphere Portal -- Express Plus
 
Media Pack Multilingual (English                         BA0B6ML
 International, Portuguese, French,
 Danish, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic,
 Korean, Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish,
 Portuguese Brazilian, German, Swedish,
 Japanese, Chinese -- Traditional,
 Hungarian, Norwegian Nynorsk, Greek,
 Turkish, Dutch, Czech, Italian, Finnish,
 Polish) Windows 2000, Linux for x86 Series
 Intel-based Servers CD-ROM Digital Disk
 -- ISO 9660 Standard V5.0.0

Upgrades (Trade-ups)

Upgrades to WebSphere Portal Enable for Multiplatforms V5 and Portal Extend for Multiplatforms V5 are available only from a processor-based license option of WebSphere Portal — Express for Multiplatforms V5 or Portal — Express Plus for Multiplatforms V5. The following trade-ups were included as part of the Software Announcement for WebSphere Portal Enable for Multiplatforms V5 dated July 22, 2003, and are included here for reference only.

                                                         Part
From                     To                              number
 
WebSphere Portal         WebSphere Portal                D51RULL
 -- Express               Enable Processor
 processor                Trdup Lic+Sw
                          Maint 12 months
WebSphere Portal         WebSphere Portal                D51RVLL
 -- Express               Enable processor
 processor                for Linux on
                          zSeries(R)
                          Trdup Lic+Sw
                          Maint 12 months
 
                                                         Part
From                     To                              number
 
WebSphere Portal         WebSphere Portal                D51RSLL
 -- Express               Extend processor
                          for Linux on
                          zSeries, S/390(R)
                          Trdup Lic+Sw
                          Maint 12 months
WebSphere Portal         WebSphere Portal                D51RSLL
 -- Express               Extend processor
 Plus processor           for Linux on zSeries,
                          S/390 Trdup Lic+Sw
                          Maint 12 months
WebSphere Portal         WebSphere Portal                D51RTLL
 -- Express               Extend processor
 processor                for Multiplatforms
                          Trdup Lic+Sw Maint
                          12 months
WebSphere Portal         WebSphere Portal                D51RTLL
 -- Express               Extend processor
 Plus processor           for Multiplatforms
                          Trdup Lic+Sw Maint
                          12 months

To allow customers to protect their investments in user-based license options, a conversion of 20 user-based license options (400 users) of WebSphere Portal — Express or Portal — Express Plus for Multiplatforms V5.0 to one processor-based license option is allowed for the purpose of purchasing a trade-up to WebSphere Portal Enable or Extend for Multiplatforms V5.0. For example, 20 licenses of the WebSphere Portal — Express V5.0 user-based license option qualifies the customer to purchase an upgrade to one processor-based license of WebSphere Portal Enable for Multiplatforms V5.0. A customer's qualification to purchase an upgrade is based on an increment of 400 user licenses. For example, 21 licenses of the WebSphere Portal — Express V5.0 user-based license option still qualifies the customer to purchase an upgrade to only one processor-based license of WebSphere Portal Enable for Multiplatforms V5.0.

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.

WebSphere Portal — Express

Entitled
maintenance
offerings           Media packs                          Part
description         description                          number
 
WebSphere           WebSphere Portal                     BA0B7ML
 Portal --           -- Express
 Express             Multilingual (English
 20 Users            International, Portuguese,
                     French, Danish, Russian,
                     Hebrew, Arabic, Korean,
                     Chinese -- Simplified,
                     Spanish, Portuguese
                     Brazilian, German,
                     Swedish, Japanese,
                     Chinese -- Traditional,
                     Hungarian, Norwegian
                     Nynorsk, Greek, Turkish,
                     Dutch, Czech, Italian,
                     Finnish, Polish) Windows
                     2000, Linux for x86 Series
                     Intel-based Servers
                     CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                     ISO 9660 Standard
 
Entitled
maintenance
offerings           Media packs                          Part
description         description                          number
 
WebSphere           WebSphere Portal                     BA0B7ML
 Portal --           -- Express
 Express             Multilingual (English
 Processor           International, Portuguese,
                     French, Danish, Russian,
                     Hebrew, Arabic, Korean,
                     Chinese -- Simplified,
                     Spanish, Portuguese
                     Brazilian, German,
                     Swedish, Japanese,
                     Chinese -- Traditional,
                     Hungarian, Norwegian
                     Nynorsk, Greek, Turkish,
                     Dutch, Czech, Italian,
                     Finnish, Polish) Windows
                     2000, Linux for x86 Series
                     Intel-based Servers
                     CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                     ISO 9660 Standard

WebSphere Portal — Express Plus

Entitled
maintenance
offerings           Media packs                          Part
description         description                          number
 
WebSphere           WebSphere Portal --                  BA0B6ML
 Portal --           Express Plus
 Express             Multilingual (English
 Plus 20             International, Portuguese,
 Users               French, Danish, Russian,
                     Hebrew, Arabic, Korean,
                     Chinese -- Simplified,
                     Spanish, Portuguese
                     Brazilian, German,
                     Swedish, Japanese,
                     Chinese -- Traditional,
                     Hungarian, Norwegian
                     Nynorsk, Greek, Turkish,
                     Dutch, Czech, Italian,
                     Finnish, Polish) Windows
                     2000, Linux for x86 Series
                     Intel-based Servers
                     CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                     ISO 9660 Standard
WebSphere           WebSphere Portal --                  BA0B6ML
 Portal --           Express Plus
 Express             Multilingual (English
 Plus                International, Portuguese,
 Processor           French, Danish, Russian,
                     Hebrew, Arabic, Korean,
                     Chinese -- Simplified,
                     Spanish, Portuguese,
                     Brazilian, German,
                     Swedish, Japanese,
                     Chinese -- Traditional,
                     Hungarian, Norwegian
                     Nynorsk, Greek, Turkish,
                     Dutch, Czech, Italian,
                     Finnish, Polish) Windows
                     2000, Linux for x86 Series
                     Intel-based Servers
                     CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                     ISO 9660 Standard

Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. 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.

License information form number: L-KSNR-5NPNPZ

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at their leisure.

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. Customers will be notified, via announcement, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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

                                         Copy and use on
Product name                             home/portable computer?
 
WebSphere Portal --                      No
 Express

Volume orders (IVO): No

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

Software Maintenance applies: Yes. Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the 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 one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option that is available.

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

iSeries™ software subscription applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

Prices

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner. For additional information about the Passport Advantage offering, visit the following Web site:

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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

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, from both 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:

Use the "Select a Country" Menu to find a contact in your location (or country).

Trademarks

 
Informix, Domino, and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, WebSphere, DB2 Universal Database, zSeries, and S/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.