IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-187
July 29, 2003

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.1 and IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2.1 enhancements

 ENUS203-187.PDF (37KB)


At a glance

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.1 — a key component of WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2.1:

  • Automates and synchronizes business processes across multiple business applications
  • Is compatible with an extensive portfolio of IBM WebSphere Business Integration adapters and collaborations to accelerate process implementation
  • Helps implement rapid solutions to address specific business integration challenges
  • Expands and grows with requirements to solve complex business integration problems requiring a wide variety of integration capabilities

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

IBM WebSphere® InterChange Server is a key component of IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server and addresses the need for efficiency and flexibility in automating and synchronizing business activities executed across multiple applications as business processes.

V4.2.1 provides additional platform support and tooling enhancements. The tools for the InterChange Server are provided as WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2.1.

New in IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.1

  • HP-UX 11i support
  • AIX® 5.2 support
  • Oracle 9i Release 2 support

New support in IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2.1

  • System Manager upgraded to V2 of Eclipse standard
  • Plug-in support for WebSphere Studio upgraded to V5
  • System Manager adds WebSphere Application Server V5 as a support option

Key prerequisites

A supported Web server is needed to deploy the Web-based system monitoring capability.

A supported RDBMS needs to be acquired as a repository for WebSphere InterChange Server. Where InterChange Server is acquired as a component of a WebSphere Business Integration Server solution, a restricted use license is available for IBM DB2 Universal Database® V8.1 for this purpose.

A supported RDBMS needs to be acquired as a repository for WebSphere Business Integration Toolset only if using the Integrated Test Environment facility.

Refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections for more details.

Planned availability dates

  • IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.1
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2.1
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations
July 31, 2003: Electronic delivery

September 5, 2003: Media packs

Description

WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.1

WebSphere InterChange Server is available as a component of IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2.1. It addresses the need for efficiency and flexibility in automating and synchronizing business activities executed across multiple applications as business processes.

New in WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.1

WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.1 extends the feature release of V4.2 with additional platform support:

  • HP-UX 11i Operating System

    You can preserve your investment in applications and skills for the HP-UX platform when evaluating the return on investment of business integration projects.

  • Oracle 9i Release 2

    Oracle 9i database delivers performance and scalability, especially when combined with AIX 5L Version 5.2.

  • IBM AIX 5L V5.2 Operating System

    AIX 5L V5.2 integrates innovative technologies to help achieve maximum performance, reliability, and flexibility in today's e-business environment. New to V5.2 is Dynamic Logical Partitioning (DLPAR) that allows system resources including processors, memory, and other components, to be assigned to independent partitions, without rebooting the system. The ability to allocate resources without interruption eases system management and contributes to lower total cost of ownership because the resources are better utilized.

WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2.1

New in WebSphere Business Integration Toolset 4.2.1

  • Eclipse standard Version 2 support

    IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2.1 delivers an extensible, integration studio and tooling based on WebSphere Workbench, from V1 to V2 of the Eclipse open standard for tooling. The studio provides an extensible, team-based, visual design environment, together with the process integration development and administration tools, to support the WebSphere InterChange Server.

  • Java™ Plug-in support for WebSphere Studio upgraded to V5

    Provides the ability to combine integration projects with new Java applications development in a single extensible Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

  • System Manager adds WebSphere Application Server V5 as a support option

    Introduced in the 4.2 release, the Web-based system monitoring console manages WebSphere InterChange Servers via a Web browser including support of an optional choice of a Web server that supports Java Server Pages and Java Servlets. WebSphere Application Server V5 supports this capability.

    Providing monitoring and management capabilities securely over the Internet is a critical requirement for virtually every customer — be it a customer managing a large multinational deployment or a smaller customer simply trying to manage a single installation during off hours. The System Manager provides the ability to monitor the key components of the WebSphere InterChange Server and the ability to manage (for example, Start, Stop, Pause) these components from a Web browser. The Web-based interface is configurable, providing both table and graphical "widget"-based views, with many pre-configured monitors provided.

Withdrawal of V4.2 media pack

The V4.2 media pack is replaced by:

                                                             Part
Description                                                  number
 
IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.1                      AF03NML
 Multiplatform, Multilingual -- includes
 -- IBM WebSphere Business Integration
  Toolset V4.2.1
 -- IBM WebSphere Business Integration
  Collaborations

Effective September 26, 2003, the following media pack will be withdrawn:

                                                             Part
Description                                                  number
 
IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2                        AF03MML
 Multiplatform, Multilingual -- includes
 -- IBM WebSphere Business Integration
  Toolset V4.2
 -- IBM WebSphere Business Integration
  Collaborations

Orders for this part number will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal.

Reference information

For more information on IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2, IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2, IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations, and product ordering information, refer to Software Announcement 203-060 , dated March 4, 2003, or visit:

For information on IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2, refer to Software Announcement 203-064 , dated March 4, 2003.

For information on IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2.1, refer to Software Announcement 203-186 , dated July 29, 2003.

Order now

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

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

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            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 
 Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, AIX, and DB2 Universal Database are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Hardware requirements

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

For more details, refer to the System Installation Guide for Windows® and the System Installation Guide for UNIX® .

  • Windows environment (Server):
    • Processor: An IBM eServer xSeries® and Intel®-based system (or equivalent) with a minimum processor speed of 1 GHz or dual processors, each with a minimum speed of 667 MHz (for high availability)
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Disk space: 40 GB; for high availability, a mirrored 9 GB boot disk and a mirrored 18 GB shared disk
    • Additional high-availability hardware requirements:
      • Microsoft™ certified cluster machine
      • Shared disk subsystem with RAID
  • Windows environment (Toolset):
    • Processor: An IBM eServer xSeries and Intel-based system (or equivalent) with a minimum processor speed of 400 MHz
    • RAM: 256 MB
    • Disk space: 10 GB
  • AIX® environment (Server)
    • Processor: An IBM eServer pSeries™ or RS/6000® system with either a uniprocessor or symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) and a minimum processor speed of 375 MHz; for high availability, a symmetric multiprocessor with a minimum processor speed of 600 MHz
    • RAM: 512 MB; for high availability, 2 GB
    • Disk space: 40 GB; for high availability, a minimum of 4 hard disks, each with 36 GB capacity per system
  • Solaris environment (Server)
    • Processor: A Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC processor system with a minimum processor speed of 450 MHz
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Disk space: 40 GB; for high availability, a minimum of 4 hard disks, each with 18 GB capacity per system
  • HP-UX environment (Server)
    • Processor: A Hewlett-Packard HP-9000 processor system with a minimum processor speed of 440 MHz
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Disk space: 40 GB

Software requirements

For more details, refer to the System Installation Guide for Windows and the System Installation Guide for UNIX .

  • Windows environment: (Server, including WebSphere® Business Integration Collaborations)
    • One of these operating systems:
      • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, or Advanced Server) with Service Pack 3
      • Windows NT® 4.0 (workstation or server) with Service Pack 6a
      • Windows NT Server Enterprise Edition 4.0 with SupportPac™ MC74 for Microsoft Cluster Server support (for high availability support only)
    • Database (one of the following):
      • IBM DB2 Universal Database® Enterprise Server Edition 8.1 with Fix Pack 2
      • Oracle RDBMS 8.1.7.2 or 9.2.0.1 (9i)
      • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 with Service Pack 4
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Service Pack 3
    • E-mail: an SMTP mail protocol e-mail system (for example, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Exchange, or Eudora)
    • Browser to support the Web-based System Manager and to view the HTML documents (one of the following):
      • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, or later
      • Netscape Navigator 4.75
    • Java™ compiler (Sun JDK 1.3.1.6 for Windows NT and Windows 2000) required for compiling customer-generated maps and collaborations
    • A DB2®-supported C or C++ compiler to compile DB2 stored procedures
    • IBM WebSphere MQ Client and Server V5.3.0.2 (included with this product) with CSD 3
    • WebSphere MQ Internet pass-thru 1.2 (optional for Remote Agent)
    • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1, or later (to support IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Access for Enterprise JavaBeans only)
    • A Web application server to support the Web-based System Manager (one of the following):
      • IBM WebSphere Application Server V4.0.5 or V5.0
      • Tomcat V4.1.18 or V4.1.24 (not supported in Double Byte Character Set language environments)
    • Adobe Acrobat 4.05, or later to view online publications
  • Windows environment (Toolset)
    • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, or Advanced Server) with Service Pack 3
    • Source Code Control (one of the following to support CSM source code control only):
      • Rational® ClearCase® LT 4.2
      • Concurrent Version System (CVS) 1.11
    • Browser to support the Web-based System Manager and to view the HTML documents (one of the following):
      • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, or later
      • Netscape Navigator 4.75
    • Integrated Test Environment: A WebSphere InterChange Server must be installed on the same machine as the toolset. A separate instance of the database is also required. It is used as the InterChange Server repository dedicated for testing purposes only.
    • Adobe Acrobat 4.05, or later to view online publications
  • AIX environment (Server, including Collaborations)
    • IBM AIX 5.1 maintenance level 3 or AIX 5.2
    • HACMP 4.5 (for high availability support only)
    • Database (one of the following):
      • IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition 8.1 with Fix Pack 2
      • Oracle RDBMS 8.1.7.2 or 9.2.0.1 (9i)
    • E-mail: An SMTP mail protocol e-mail system
    • Browser: Netscape Navigator 4.78i to support the Web-based System Manager and to view the HTML documents
    • Java compiler (IBM JDK 1.3.1.6) required for compiling customer-generated maps and collaborations
    • A DB2 supported C or C++ compiler to compile DB2 stored procedures
    • IBM WebSphere MQ Client and Server V5.3.0.2 (included with this product) with CSD 3
    • A Web application server to support the Web-based System Manager (one of the following):
      • IBM WebSphere Application Server V4.0.5 or V5.0
      • Tomcat V4.1.18 or V4.1.24 (not supported in Double Byte Character Set language environments)
    • Adobe Acrobat 4.05, or later to view online publications
  • Solaris environment (Server, including Collaborations)
    • Solaris 8 (2.8) or Solaris 7 (2.7) with Solaris Patch Report Updates as of October 1, 2002, or later
    • Sun Cluster 2.2 or Veritas Cluster Server 1.3 (for high availability support only)
    • Database (one of the following):
      • IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition 8.1 with Fix Pack 2
      • Oracle RDBMS 8.1.7.2 or 9.2.0.1 (9i)
    • E-mail: an SMTP mail protocol e-mail system
    • Browser: Netscape Navigator 4.78 to support the Web-based System Manager and to view HTML documents
    • Java compiler (Sun JDK 1.3.1.7) required for compiling customer-generated maps and collaborations
    • A DB2 supported C or C++ compiler to compile DB2 stored procedures
    • IBM WebSphere MQ Client and Server V5.3.0.2 (included with this product) with CSD 3
    • WebSphere MQ Internet pass-thru 1.2 (optional for Remote Agent)
    • A Web application server to support the Web-based System Manager (one of the following):
      • IBM WebSphere Application Server V4.0.5 or V5.0
      • Tomcat V4.1.18 or V4.1.24 (not supported in Double Byte Character Set language environments)
    • Adobe Acrobat 4.05, or later to view online publications
  • HP-UX environment (Server, including WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations)
    • HP-UX 11.11 (11i) with December 2001 GOLDBASE11i and December 2001 GOLDAPPS11i bundles, patch PHSS_26560 and patches for Java SDK 1.3.1
    • Database (one of the following):
      • IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition 8.1 with Fix Pack 2
      • Oracle RDBMS 8.1.7.2 or 9.2.0.1 (9i)
    • E-mail: An SMTP mail protocol e-mail system
    • Browser: Netscape Navigator 4.79 to support the Web-based System Manager and to view the HTML documents
    • Java compiler (Hewlett-Packard JDK 1.3.1.6) required for compiling customer-generated maps and collaborations
    • A DB2 supported C or C++ compiler to compile DB2 stored procedures
    • IBM WebSphere MQ Client and Server V5.3.0.2 (included with this product) with CSD 3
    • WebSphere MQ Internet pass-thru 1.2 (optional for Remote Agent)
    • A Web application server to support the Web-based System Manager (one of the following):
      • IBM WebSphere Application Server V4.0.5
      • Tomcat V4.1.18 or V4.1.24 (not supported in Double Byte Character Set language environments)
    • Adobe Acrobat 4.05, or later to view online publications

    Note: The following IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations are not supported on the HP-UX platform:

    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Customer Billing Management
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Customer Order Handling
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Customer Problem Handling
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Customer Service Configuration and Activation
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Data Storage
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Fault Resolution
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for HIPAA Transaction
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Homeowner First Loss
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Merchandise Qualification
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Partial Withdrawal Surrender Quote
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Personal Articles Coverage Quote
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Product Development and Retirement
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Resource Provisioning and Allocation
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Service Usage
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Traditional Life Policy Addition
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for UCCnet Item Synchronization
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for UCCnet Message Manager
    • All IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations for RosettaNet PIPs

Additional considerations for WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations

For the telecommunication flow definition templates bundled with the following telecommunications collaborations, a customer must have the required IBM MQSeries® Workflow V3.3.2 or WebSphere MQ Workflow V3.4 software.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Product Development and Retirement
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Customer Order Handling
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Customer Service Configuration and Activation
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Resource Provisioning and Allocation
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Customer Billing Management
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Customer Problem Handling
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Fault Resolution

For the retail flow definition templates, bundled with the following retail collaborations, a customer must have the required IBM MQSeries Workflow V3.3.2 or WebSphere MQ Workflow V3.4 software.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Merchandise Qualification

For IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIPs, customers must also purchase the following prerequisite products in addition to those required by the WebSphere InterChange Server:

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JDBC
  • One of the three Trading Partner InterChange offerings: (TPI Server 4.1.2.7, or later Fix Pack is required and may be downloaded from the IBM Support Web site.)
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner InterChange Solo
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner InterChange On-Ramp
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner InterChange for Trading Networks
  • One of the C++ compilers required with DB2
    • For the Microsoft Windows environment, Microsoft Visual C++ Version  5.0 or 6.0, or IBM VisualAge® C++ for Windows V3.6.5 or V4.0
    • For the AIX environment, IBM VisualAge C++ V4.0, or IBM VisualAge C++ V5.0
    • For the Solaris environment, Forte/WorkShop C++ Version 4.2 (32 bit only), 5.0, 6.0, or 6.1 (32 bit and 64 bit)

    For more details, refer to IBM DB2 Universal Database Application Building Guide .

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, pSeries, and SupportPac are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
xSeries, AIX, RS/6000, WebSphere, DB2 Universal Database, DB2, MQSeries, and VisualAge 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 and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
ClearCase and Rational are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation and Rational Software Corporation, in the United States, other Countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.