IBM WebSphere Business Integration Connect V4.2.3 includes DB2

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-198
September 7, 2004

 

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At a glance

WebSphere Business Integration Connect V4.2.3:

  • Now includes DB2 limited use license

For ordering, contact:

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

WebSphere® Business Integration Connect V4.2.3 builds on the existing capabilities of WebSphere Business Integration Connect V4.2.2 by including the required database functionality of DB2® as an integrated component of the product package.

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Advanced Edition and WebSphere Business Integration Connect Enterprise Edition V4.2.3 support:

  • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000
  • Sun Solaris V8
  • IBM AIX® V5.2
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server V8
  • Red Hat Linux™ Advanced Server V2.1

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Technical information section for the hardware and software requirements.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • September 7, 2004: Electronic software delivery
  • September 24, 2004: Media and documentation

 
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Description

This new release of WebSphere Business Integration Connect V4.2.3 builds on the earlier release of WebSphere Business Integration Connect V4.2.2 by continuing to make use of the same product level and functionality, but by extending the product packaging to include a limited use license of DB2 V8.1, which was previously a prerequisite product. The similar inclusion of a limited use license of WebSphere MQ V5.3 was a feature of the announcement of WebSphere Business Integration Connect V4.2.2. With this new announcement, IBM is further extending the product through the addition of a limited use license for DB2 V8.1.

In all other aspects, the product remains the same as WebSphere Business Integration Connect V4.2.2 and for clarity the description of WebSphere Business Integration Connect V4.2.2, as used in the previous announcement, and still current today, is included below.

WebSphere Business Integration Connect V4.2.2 enables the definition, deployment, and operation of a robust and flexible B2B environment resulting in the flow of information between trading partners. With community integration you can extend your business integration by defining relationships with the trading partners who participate in the electronic exchange of business information. WebSphere Business Integration Connect uses community integration to build a B2B environment where all participants benefit by viewing the status of their transactions and maintaining their own partner definitions.

Communities of trading partners exchange information on inventory status, purchase orders, or invoices to ensure that the benefits do not end as their business processes extend to interact with those of their business partners.

Using WebSphere Business Integration Connect V4.2.2, you can configure connections with multiple partners over a variety of different protocols and standards, both focused on industry and generic. After you and your trading partners agree on a transport mechanism, such as SMTP, FTP, or HTTP, you can decide on a data format protocol. This format might be XML, or if EDI data is to be transmitted over HTTP, the AS2 standard. If partners are communicating using Web services, then the data would be in SOAP format. Any interaction between partners can be defined to use any of the supported protocols.

WebSphere Business Integration Connect V4.2.2 is typically deployed on the edge of the enterprise acting as the external interface between the enterprise and a variety of trading partners. The information exchanged with partners through WebSphere Business Integration Connect can come either directly from your applications or from middleware such as WebSphere Business Integration Server.

To reach its potential, an operational B2B deployment must quickly grow to a point at which its participants can realize demonstrable business value from the investment. WebSphere Business Integration Connect V4.2.2 defines the participants in a B2B relationship and the characteristics of the relationship. Many tools assist in the operational aspects of the B2B deployment, such as event and alert management. With WebSphere Business Integration Connect, your partner relationship and business processes can be changed as needed, allowing your business relationships and exchanges of information with your trading partners to be as fluid and responsive as your own internal processes and activities.

WebSphere Business Integration Connect is a part of the overall solution from end-to-end business integration. It acts as the specialized B2B gateway and as the interface for external interactions with suppliers and customers. Your business applications may directly drive WebSphere Business Integration Connect or they may be integrated with middleware, such as WebSphere Business Integration Server or WebSphere Data Interchange. WebSphere Business Integration Server can provide process integration and automation, and WebSphere Data Interchange can provide specialized EDI data handling and transformation and mapping support.

Individual attributes that a B2B gateway delivers as part of the end-to-end integration solution include:

  • Communication between partners, handling both the transport layer and the format of the data exchanged between partners
  • Definition of partner relationships, including the selection of communication protocols, the choice of security to be used, and the flow of information and checkpoints in the B2B process defining the exchange of information between partners
  • Operational management of all the events within the B2B gateway, including tracking the status of all transactions between partners, and defined processes to generate and handle alerts on exceptions

An efficient B2B enterprise requires a methodology that enables the assessment and planning required to identify and incorporate a trading partner into a community. The methodology must also include operational support for the maintenance of the integrated community. WebSphere Business Integration Connect is available in conjunction with such a methodology — Community Integration Services from IBM — that guides enterprises interested in extended community integration through the process of:

  • Identifying trading partners who want a mutually beneficial trading relationship
  • Preparing those partners for participation in an integrated community
  • Supporting the participants in their various roles in the community

To meet the needs of a variety of clients, three different editions of WebSphere Business Integration Connect are available. These editions share many common functions and can be customized for specific types of solutions.

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Advanced Edition

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Advanced Edition is intended for enterprises that need to connect to a growing number of trading partners with a potentially high number of trading partner connections or a large number of transactions. It includes functions and an environment that is scalable and robust with the necessary management and integration tools appropriate for a key B2B gateway, functioning as a critical part of the enterprise end-to-end integration solution extending out to trading partners. In addition to the scalability and management functions, WebSphere Business Integration Connect Advanced Edition offers a full range of connectivity options. The transport options supported for connections between partners are SMTP, FTP(S), HTTP, and HTTPS. The data formats supported for transmission across these transport options are:

  • RNIF 1.1
  • RNIF 2.0 of RosettaNet
  • X12 and EDIFACT (both AS1 and AS2)
  • Custom XML
  • Binary files

This product is priced both per CPU (defined by the number of CPUs where the Document Manager component is installed) and by the number of trading partner connections defined.

In addition, WebSphere Business Integration Connect Advanced Edition provides an extensible and flexible framework, enabling clients and Business Partners to easily extend the solution to fit their business needs. For example, additional protocols can seamlessly be plugged into WebSphere Business Integration Connect while custom validation can easily be called when a document is processed by WebSphere Business Integration Connect.

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Enterprise Edition

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Enterprise Edition is the same product as the Advanced Edition, but with no licensing restriction on the number of trading partner connections. It is ideal for the large enterprise that is building a hub where any number of partner connections may be required. These partners can maintain their definitions on the hub themselves in response to a mandate or instruction from the community owner or changes in their own circumstance. The pricing is based on the number of CPUs (defined by the number of CPUs where the Document Manager component is installed) in the installed server.

WebSphere Business Integration Connect supports process integration and RosettaNet

WebSphere Business Integration Connect delivers industry-specific business process templates and integration capabilities to connect disparate applications executing business processes based on a single, accurate view of their data, including critical item and inventory information. This extension of the current offering supplies function and adherence within the RosettaNet standards. RosettaNet is an independent, non-profit consortium dedicated to the collaborative development and rapid deployment of open Internet-based business standards that align processes within the global high technology trading network. RosettaNet is the accepted supply-chain integration standard and solution for the high tech industry and other manufacturing sectors, addressing the demands for a non proprietary solution for standardizing business with customers and partners.

WebSphere Business Integration Connect as a key part of the WebSphere platform supports RosettaNet standards to provide powerful options for customers with process integration needs. Enterprises typically face B2B transaction problems that fall into the process integration category:

  • Conducting inter-enterprise and intra-industry transactions with suppliers, plants, and customers utilizing the RosettaNet environment
  • Achieving a consistent and unified view of information across the enterprise and across disparate systems and applications to aid in reporting, planning, and business analysis
  • Modeling and implementing improved process design to aid in reducing labor costs and eliminating manual processes
  • Analyzing business activity to improve operational efficiency

Included in this offering are functions that support the following, available to run on RNIF 1.1 and RNIF 2.0:

RosettaNet PIP 0A1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 0A1, which specifies a failure to complete an interface business activity in compliance with the RNIF 1.1 Core Specifications and can be detected by either of the two parties involved in the interface activity.

RosettaNet PIP 2A10 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 2A10 Distribute Design Engineering Information (V01.00), which enables a standardized provision of information needed by product designers and product engineers during the planning, design, and engineering processes.

RosettaNet PIP 2A12 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 2A12 Distribute Product Master (V01.03), which specifies the process for a Product Information Distributor, who is typically a product supplier, to distribute device-level product identification, including family attributes, specific location data, procurement data, and limited product lifecycle information, required for the manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system of a product information user, who is typically a product buyer.

RosettaNet PIP 3A1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3A1 Request Quote (V02.00), which enables a buyer to request a product quote from a provider, and a provider to respond with either a quote or a referral. If referred to another provider, the buyer may request a quote from that party. The prices and product availability reflected in a quote may be influenced by an existing or potential relationship between a buyer and provider.

RosettaNet PIP 3A2 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3A2 Query Price and Availability (R02.01), which provides a quick, automated process for trading partners to request and provide product price and availability.

RosettaNet PIP 3A4 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3A4 Request Purchase Order (V02.00 and V02.02), which supports a process for trading partners to issue and acknowledge new purchase orders.

RosettaNet PIP 3A5 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3A5 Query Order Status (R02.00), which supports a process for trading partners to cancel and change purchase orders, and acknowledge changes. It provides an automated process for product sellers to report order status on all open orders — those that have not been shipped — on a periodic basis agreed upon in their trading partner agreement.

RosettaNet PIP 3A6 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3A6 Distribute Order Status (V02.02), which specifies a process for sellers to distribute order status of open orders to partners on a periodic basis agreed upon in their trading partner agreement.

RosettaNet PIP 3A7 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3A7 Notify of Purchase Order Update (V02.02), which specifies a process for requesting Work-in-Process Response, containing information from trading partners on the production status of the product being manufactured.

RosettaNet PIP 3A8 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3A8 Request Purchase Order Change (V01.02), which enables a buyer to change purchase order line items and obtain a quick response from the provider that acknowledges, at the line level, if the changes are accepted, rejected, or pending.

RosettaNet PIP 3A9 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3A9 Request Purchase Order Cancellation (V01.01), which enables a buyer to cancel a purchase order and obtain a response from the provider that confirms if the cancellation is accepted or rejected.

RosettaNet PIP 3B2 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3B2 Notify of Advance Shipment (V01.01), which enables shippers to send advance shipment and shippers' manifest notifications.

RosettaNet PIP 3B12 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3B12 Request Shipping Order (V01.01), which supports a process between two parties, in which a Shipper authorizes a Shipping Provider to ship products from one location to another.

RosettaNet PIP 3B13 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3B13 Notify Of Shipping Order (V01.01), which is designed to enable a third-party logistics provider to confirm that a requested shipment has been sent on behalf of a manufacturer or distributor that uses outsourced logistics operations.

RosettaNet PIP 3B18 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3B18 Notify of Shipment Documentation (V01.00), which is designed to enable the communication of shipping documentation information from a manufacturer or distributor with outsourced logistics operations to its third party logistics provider.

RosettaNet PIP 3C3 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3C3 Notify of Invoice (V01.01), which enables sellers to issue invoice notifications, and lets buyers and financiers validate them, issue invoice reject notifications and reissue invoices.

RosettaNet PIP 3C4 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3C4 Notify of Invoice Reject (V01.00), which supports a process by which payees issue financial statements to payers.

RosettaNet PIP 3C6 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3C6 Notify of Remittance Advice (V01.00), which enables a payer to issue a remittance advice to a payee.

RosettaNet PIP 3C7 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3C7 Notify of Self-Billing Invoice (V01.00), which enables buyers to issue invoice notifications, and lets sellers and financiers validate them.

RosettaNet PIP 3D8 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3D8 Distribute Work-in-Process (V01.00), which enables solution providers who manufacture components to distribute work-in-process notifications containing information on the production status of components being manufactured.

RosettaNet PIP 4A1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 4A1 Notify of Strategic Forecast (V02.00), which provides a process for developing standardized collaborative sales forecasts between two trading partners for the purpose of projecting anticipated product sales.

RosettaNet PIP 4A3 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 4A3 Notify of Threshold Release Forecast (V02.00), which provides a process for developing standardized collaborative order forecasts between two trading partners.

RosettaNet PIP 4A4 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 4A4 Notify of Planning Release Forecast (R02.00), which enables a retailer/distributor to send an order forecast to a supplier/manufacturer.

RosettaNet PIP 4A5 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 4A5 Notify of Forecast Reply (V02.00), which allows a forecast recipient to submit a reply to a previously received forecast.

RosettaNet PIP 4B2 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle 4B2 Notify of Shipment Receipt (V01.00), which enables a consignee to report the delivery, receipt, and status of a shipment to interested parties.

RosettaNet PIP 4C1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle 4C1 Distribute Inventory Report (V02.01 and V02.03), which provides the ability to notify product sellers of inventory balances on products identified by active Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN).

RosettaNet PIP 5C1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 5C1 Distribute Product List (V01.00), which provides the ability to notify partners of products eligible for design registration.

RosettaNet PIP 5C4 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 5C4 Distribute Registration Status (V01.02), which allows product providers to send unsolicited notifications of design registration status changes to demand creators.

RosettaNet PIP 5D1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 5D1 Request Ship-from-Stock and Debit Authorization (V01.00), which lets product distributors submit ship-from-stock and debit authorization requests to product suppliers, and lets product suppliers send debit authorization numbers to product distributors via ship and debit authorization responses.

RosettaNet PIP 7B1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 7B1 Distribute Work-in-Process (V01.00), which supports the process used by a product manufacturer or assembler to inform a party of product configuration status. The recipient of the product status information could either be an end customer or another party acting on behalf of the end customer.

RosettaNet PIP 7B5 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle 7B5 Notify Of Manufacturing Work Order (V01.00), which is to notify the seller of a work order to trigger production after a PO is issued or a contract agreement exists between trading partners.

RosettaNet PIP 7B6 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle 7B6 Notify Of Manufacturing Work Order Reply (V01.00), which allows an optional response to a previous manufacturing work order request.

RosettaNet PIP 0A1 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 0A1, which specifies a failure to complete an interface business activity in compliance with the RNIF 2.0 Core Specifications and can be detected by either of the two parties involved in the interface activity.

RosettaNet PIP 2A10 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 2A10 Distribute Design Engineering Information (V01.00), which enables a standardized provision of information needed by product designers and product engineers during the planning, design, and engineering processes.

RosettaNet PIP 2A12 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 2A12 Distribute Product Master (R01.03), which specifies the process for a Product Information Distributor, who is typically a product supplier, to distribute a device-level product identification, including family attributes, specific location data, procurement data, and limited product lifecycle information, required for the manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system of a product information user, who is typically a product buyer.

RosettaNet PIP 3A1 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3A1 Request Quote (V02.00), which enables a buyer to request a product quote from a provider, and a provider to respond with either a quote or a referral. If referred to another provider, the buyer may request a quote from that party. The prices and product availability reflected in a quote may be influenced by an existing or potential relationship between a buyer and provider.

RosettaNet PIP 3A2 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3A2 Query Price and Availability (R02.01), which provides a quick, automated process for trading partners to request and provide product price and availability.

RosettaNet PIP 3A4 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3A4 Request Purchase Order (V02.00 and V02.02), which supports a process for trading partners to issue and acknowledge new purchase orders.

RosettaNet PIP 3A5 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3A5 Query Order Status (R02.00), which supports a process for trading partners to cancel and change purchase orders, and acknowledge changes. It provides an automated process for product sellers to report order status on all open orders — those that have not been shipped — on a periodic basis agreed upon in their trading partner agreement.

RosettaNet PIP 3A6 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3A6 Distribute Order Status (V02.02), which specifies a process for sellers to distribute order status of open orders to partners on a periodic basis agreed upon in their trading partner agreement.

RosettaNet PIP 3A7 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3A7 Notify of Purchase Order Update (V02.02), which specifies a process for requesting Work-in-Process Response, containing information from trading partners on the production status of the product being manufactured.

RosettaNet PIP 3A8 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3A8 Request Purchase Order Change (V01.02), which enables a buyer to change purchase order line items and obtain a quick response from the provider that acknowledges, at the line level, if the changes are accepted, rejected, or pending.

RosettaNet PIP 3A9 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3A9 Request Purchase Order Cancellation (V01.01), which enables a buyer to cancel a purchase order and obtain a response from the provider that confirms if the cancellation is accepted or rejected.

RosettaNet PIP 3B2 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3B2 Notify of Advance Shipment (V01.01), which enables shippers to send advance shipment and shippers' manifest notifications.

RosettaNet PIP 3B12 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3B12 Request Shipping Order (V01.01), which supports a process between two parties, in which a Shipper authorizes a Shipping Provider to ship products from one location to another.

RosettaNet PIP 3B13 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3B13 Notify Of Shipping Order (V01.01), which is designed to enable a third-party logistics provider to confirm that a requested shipment has been sent on behalf of a manufacturer or distributor that uses outsourced logistics operations.

RosettaNet PIP 3B18 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3B18 Notify of Shipment Documentation (V01.00), which is designed to enable the communication of shipping documentation information from a manufacturer or distributor with outsourced logistics operations to its third-party logistics provider.

RosettaNet PIP 3C3 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3C3 Notify of Invoice (V01.01), which enables sellers to issue invoice notifications, and lets buyers and financiers validate them, issue invoice reject notifications and reissue invoices.

RosettaNet PIP 3C4 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3C4 Notify of Invoice Reject (V01.00), which supports a process by which payees issue financial statements to payers.

RosettaNet PIP 3C6 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3C6 Notify of Remittance Advice (V01.00), which enables a payer to issue a remittance advice to a payee.

RosettaNet PIP 3C7 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3C7 Notify of Self-Billing Invoice (V01.00), which enables buyers to issue invoice notifications, and lets sellers and financiers validate them.

RosettaNet PIP 3D8 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 3D8 Distribute Work-in-Process (V01.00), which enables solution providers who manufacture components to distribute work-in-process notifications containing information on the production status of components being manufactured.

RosettaNet PIP 4A1 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 4A1 Notify of Strategic Forecast (V02.00), which provides a process for developing standardized collaborative sales forecasts between two trading partners for the purpose of projecting anticipated product sales.

RosettaNet PIP 4A3 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 4A3 Notify of Threshold Release Forecast (V02.00), which provides a process for developing standardized collaborative order forecasts between two trading partners.

RosettaNet PIP 4A4 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 4A4 Notify of Planning Release Forecast (R02.00), which enables a retailer/distributor to send an order forecast to a supplier/manufacturer.

RosettaNet PIP 4A5 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 4A5 Notify of Forecast Reply (V02.00), which allows a forecast recipient to submit a reply to a previously received forecast.

RosettaNet PIP 4B2 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle 4B2 Notify of Shipment Receipt (V01.00), which enables a consignee to report the delivery, receipt, and status of a shipment to interested parties.

RosettaNet PIP 4C1 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle 4C1 Distribute Inventory Report (V02.01 and V02.03), which provides the ability to notify product sellers of inventory balances on products identified by active Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN).

RosettaNet PIP 5C1 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 5C1 Distribute Product List (V01.00), which provides the ability to notify partners of products eligible for design registration.

RosettaNet PIP 5C4 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 5C4 Distribute Registration Status (V01.02), which allows product providers to send unsolicited notifications of design registration status changes to demand creators.

RosettaNet PIP 5D1 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 5D1 Request Ship-from-Stock and Debit Authorization (V01.00), which lets product distributors submit ship-from-stock and debit authorization requests to product suppliers, and lets product suppliers send debit authorization numbers to product distributors via ship and debit authorization responses.

RosettaNet PIP 7B1 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle PIP 7B1 Distribute Work-in-Process (V01.00), which supports the process used by a product manufacturer or assembler to inform a party of product configuration status. The recipient of the product status information could either be an end customer.

RosettaNet PIP 7B5 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle 7B5 Notify Of Manufacturing Work Order (V01.00), which is to notify the seller of a work order to trigger production after a PO is issued or a contract agreement exists between trading partners.

RosettaNet PIP 7B6 on RNIF 2.0: Designed to handle 7B6 Notify Of Manufacturing Work Order Reply (V01.00), which allows an optional response to a previous manufacturing work order request.

National language support

National language translation includes:

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)

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Education support

The following educational offerings are available as listed below:

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM IT Education Services Web site

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services Web site for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Offering information

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Publications

No publications are shipped with these products.

The following documentation can be downloaded from the WebSphere® Business Integration Connect product Web site.

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Advanced and Enterprise Editions

  • Product overview
  • Release notes
  • Migration information
  • Architecture overview
  • Information roadmap
  • Getting started information
  • Installation information
  • Troubleshooting information
  • Community Console usage information
  • Administrative information
  • Community Participant usage information

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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Hardware requirements for WebSphere Business Integration Connect Advanced and Enterprise Editions:

Linux™ or Microsoft™ Windows™ operating environments

  • 2 GHz Intel™ Xeon processor
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM
  • Minimum 300 MB available disk space for application; additional disk space for document storage, 30 GB recommended

Additional hardware requirements:

  • Additional servers for added capacity and redundancy
  • Multiserver installations require network-attached shared storage

AIX® operating environment

  • 600 MHz processor
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM
  • Minimum 300 MB available disk space for application, additional disk space for documentation storage, 30 GB recommended

Sun Solaris operating environment

  • SPARC III, 750 MHz
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM
  • Minimum 300 MB available disk space for application; additional disk space for document storage, 30 GB recommended

Additional hardware requirements:

  • Additional servers for added capacity and redundancy
  • Multiserver installations require network-attached shared storage

Software requirements

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Advanced and Enterprise Editions

The following represents the software requirements for WebSphere Business Integration Connect Advanced and Enterprise Editions:

For Linux, one of the follow operating systems:

  • Red Hat Linux Advanced Server for Intel, V2.1
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server for x86, V8 with SUSE LINUX kernel 2.4

For Microsoft Windows or Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3

For AIX, AIX 5.2 + APAR IY44183 or with Recommended Maintenance package 5200-01 + APAR IY44183

For Sun Solaris operating system, Solaris 8 with the Recommended Patch Cluster of April 2003

Database, one of the following:

  • IBM DB2® Enterprise Server Edition, V8.1 fixpack 2 and DB2 universal JDBC driver
  • Oracle Database Server, V9.2.0.1 with Oracle JDBC thin driver

WebSphere MQ, V5.3 (Fix Pack CSD 03 or later) with MA0C: MQSeries® — Publish/Subscribe SupportPac™

Microsoft Internet Explorer, V5.0 or later; Netscape, V6.0 or later, for Community Console access

A Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP)-based e-mail relay server for e-mail alert delivery and SMTP message delivery

Dedicated servers are recommended for database and MQ.

Planning information

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

Packaging

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Advanced Edition

This edition is intended for customers who want to build their own hub to integrate with a number of partners, either in a peer-to-peer relationship or in a less balanced relationship. The Advanced Edition has a price structure dependent on the number of partner connections in the hub.

This edition also includes a limited use copy of WebSphere MQ V5.3 and a limited use copy of DB2 V8.1

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Enterprise Edition

This edition is intended for customers who want to build their own hub to integrate with a number of partners, either in a peer-to-peer relationship or in a less balanced relationship. The Enterprise Edition enables the hub to support an unlimited number of connections.

This edition also includes a limited use copy of WebSphere MQ V5.3 and a limited use copy of DB2 V8.1

These packages contain a hardcopy License Information (LI) that cover the limited use terms of the other IBM products that are bundled with WebSphere Business Integration Connect. In addition to this hardcopy LI, each program included in the package, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and LI, if appropriate and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The IBM license agreement and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Business Integration Connect V4.2.3 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system on which this code runs.

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

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

Product information

Licensed                                               Product
function title                Product group            category
 
IBM WebSphere                 App Integration          WebSphere
 Business Integration          Middleware
 Connect Ent Ed                Other
IBM WebSphere                 App Integration          WebSphere
 Business Integration          Middleware
 Connect Adv Ed                Other

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Advanced Edition is priced as follows:

  • Per processor
  • Per connection

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Enterprise Edition is priced as follows:

  • Per processor

Passport Advantage program licenses

WebSphere Business Integration Connect (WBIC) Advanced Edition

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM WebSphere Business
Integration Connect Adv Ed
 
WBIC Advanced Per Processor License                      D52G3LL
 and SW Maintenance 12 Months
WBIC Advanced Per Processor SW                           E00SMLL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
WBIC Advanced Connections SW                             E00SLLL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
WBIC Advanced Per Processor SW                           D52G4LL
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months
WBIC Advanced Connections SW                             D52G2LL
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months
WBIC Advanced Connections License                        D52G1LL
 and SW Maintenance 12 Months

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Ent Edition

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM WebSphere Business
Integration Connect Ent Ed
 
WBIC Enterprise Per Processor SW                         E01B8LL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
WBIC Enterprise Per Processor                            D53WCLL
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
WBIC Enterprise Per Processor SW                         D53WDLL
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/                                            Part
description                                              number
 
WBIC Advanced V4.2.3
 
Media Pack Multilingual (English                         BM036ML
 International, French, Korean,
 Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish,
 Brazilian Portuguese, German,
 Japanese, Chinese -- Traditional,
 Italian) Windows 2000, Solaris
 (SUN Microsystems), AIX V5.x,
 Linux for x86Series Intel-based
 servers CD-ROM Digital Disk --
 ISO 9660 Standard V4.2.3
 
WBIC Enterprise V4.2.3
 
Media Pack Multilingual (English                         BM035ML
 International, French, Korean,
 Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish,
 Brazilian Portuguese, German,
 Japanese, Chinese -- Traditional,
 Italian) Windows 2000, Solaris
 (SUN Microsystems), AIX V5.x,
 Linux for x86Series Intel-based
 servers CD-ROM Digital Disk --
 ISO 9660 Standard V4.2.3

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active Maintenance or Subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Advanced V4.2.3

Entitled maintenance       Media packs                   Part
offerings description      description                   number
 
IBM WebSphere BI           WBIC Advanced                 BM036ML
 Connect Advanced           Multilingual (English
 Ed Per Proc                International,
                            French, Korean,
                            Chinese -- Simplified,
                            Spanish, Brazilian
                            Portuguese, German,
                            Japanese, Chinese --
                            Traditional, Italian)
                            Windows 2000, Solaris
                            (SUN Microsystems),
                            AIX V5.x, Linux for
                            x86Series Intel-based
                            servers CD-ROM
                            Digital Disk -- ISO
                            9660 Standard
 
Entitled maintenance       Media packs                   Part
offerings description      description                   number
 
IBM WebSphere BI           WBIC Advanced                 BM036ML
 Connect Advanced           Multilingual (English
 Ed Per Cnct                International,
                            French, Korean,
                            Chinese -- Simplified,
                            Spanish, Brazilian
                            Portuguese, German,
                            Japanese, Chinese --
                            Traditional, Italian)
                            Windows 2000, Solaris
                            (SUN Microsystems),
                            AIX V5.x, Linux for
                            x86Series Intel-based
                            servers CD-ROM
                            Digital Disk -- ISO
                            9660 Standard

WebSphere Business Integration Connect Enterprise V4.2.3

Entitled maintenance       Media packs                   Part
offerings description      description                   number
 
IBM WebSphere BI           WBIC Enterprise               BM035ML
 Connect Enterprise         Multilingual (English
 Ed Per Proc                International,
                            French, Korean,
                            Chinese -- Simplified,
                            Spanish, Brazilian
                            Portuguese, German,
                            Japanese, Chinese --
                            Traditional, Italian)
                            Windows 2000, Solaris
                            (SUN Microsystems),
                            AIX V5.x, Linux for
                            x86Series Intel-based
                            servers CD-ROM
                            Digital Disk -- ISO
                            9660 Standard

Withdrawal of previous Passport Advantage part numbers: IBM will withdraw from marketing the following parts licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement on the dates specified.

                                                           Withdrawal
                                                           from
Program       Program        Part               Part       marketing
name          number         description        number     date
 
WebSphere     5724-E75       WBIC               BM02SML    10/08/04
 Business                     Advanced
 Integration                  Windows 2000,
 Connect                      Solaris (SUN
 Advanced                     Microsys),
 V4.2.2                       AIX V5.x,
                              Linux
                              xSeries(R)
 
WebSphere     5724-E87       WBIC               BM02RML    10/08/04
 Business                     Enterprise
 Integration                  Windows 2000,
 Connect                      Solaris (SUN
 Enterprise V4.2.2            Microsys),
                              AIX V5.x,
                              Linux xSeries

Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.
 
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Terms and conditions

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

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 numbers

                                Program
Program name                    number             Form number
 
WebSphere Business              5724-E75           L-DTIS-63JHPD
 Integration Connect
 Advanced
WebSphere Business              5724-E87           L-DTIS-63JHQK
 Integration Connect
 Enterprise

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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
                                                  home/portable
Product name                                      computer?
 
WebSphere Business Integration                    No
 Connect Enterprise
WebSphere Business Integration                    No
 Connect Advanced

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

IBM operational support services — support line: No

iSeries™ software subscription applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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Prices

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

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).
 
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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).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
SupportPac and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, WebSphere, AIX, DB2, MQSeries, and xSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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