IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.3 and WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.3 — Adapt and deploy flexible business processes for increased ROI

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-217
September 28, 2004

 

 ENUS204-217.PDF (103KB)

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TOC link Overview TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Publications
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Technical information
TOC link Description TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
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At a glance

WebSphere InterChange Server (ICS) V4.3, a key component of WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.3:

  • Maintains the integrity of business information stored in multiple business applications
  • Provides a consolidated view of business transactions executing across heterogeneous and discrete applications and databases
  • Supports business event execution against a common business object model for business processes that efficiently accommodate change
  • Provides access to a portfolio of business application connectivity solutions and process templates to accelerate solution deployments
  • Delivers core integration capability for departmental and enterprise business integration needs

 
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Overview

WebSphere® InterChange Server (ICS) V4.3 is a key component of the WebSphere Business Integration Server product suite for medium and large enterprises. It addresses the need for efficiency and flexibility in automating and synchronizing business activities executed across multiple applications as business processes.

WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.3 is also included in this release providing design tools, system management, and monitoring capabilities for WebSphere ICS.

WebSphere ICS lets you:

  • Create and deploy new internal and external business processes
  • Synchronize business events in multiple systems
  • Integrate applications on diverse platforms
  • Transform information formats en-route between applications
  • Deliver integrated solutions as business services

New function and support in V4.3:

  • Linux™ for Intel™ 32-bit architecture platforms
  • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2003 and Sun Solaris 9
  • Java™ 1.4.2 and Eclipse 2.1
  • Role-based access, audit logging, and privacy
  • Optimizations for large business objects and JMS usage
  • Dynamic deployment and service calls
  • Deployment time configuration
  • Database connection resilience
  • Failed flow API for use by collaborations
  • New XML parser
  • DB2® and technical adapter entitlements
  • Tooling enhancements

 
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Key prerequisites

A supported Web server to deploy the Web-based system monitoring capability of WebSphere ICS.

For details, refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • September 30, 2004 (electronic software delivery including documentation)
  • November 5, 2004 (media)

 
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Description

What it is

The IBM Business Integration product portfolio provides the key capabilities needed for transforming business processes:

  • Model business functions and processes
  • Transform applications, processes, and data
  • Integrate islands of applications, processes, and information
  • Interact with resources anytime and anywhere
  • Manage performance against business objectives
  • Accelerate implementation of intelligent processes

WebSphere ICS V4.3 delivers on the integration capability by providing event-driven business process automation and application synchronization in the WebSphere Business Integration Server product.

ICS is taken to market as a component of WebSphere Business Integration Server. It addresses the need for efficiency and flexibility in automating and synchronizing business activities executed across multiple applications as business processes.

Business processes, in part or in whole, executed by the ICS are called collaborations. Collaboration templates are created and customized visually using the Process Designer and related tools in the WebSphere Business Integration Toolset. Collaboration object instances are compiled automatically from the templates for deployment to the ICS runtime. No Java programming is required, though the ability to integrate custom written Java activities is available.

Cross-industry and industry-specific collaboration groups are available separately from ICS as WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations. For more information on value add collaboration groups visit

Collaborations process events from external business applications. An event is essentially a combination of a business object and an action verb (such as, Create, Update, Delete) transferred as messages between the application and the ICS server.

The applications are connected primarily through adapter connectors. A portfolio of pre-built adapters to leading enterprise business applications is available to accelerate implementations marketed as WebSphere Business Integration Adapters. An optional Adapter Development Kit (ADK) can also accelerate custom adapter development by taking advantage of the Adapter Framework runtime services used by the pre-built adapter solutions.

For more information on value-add adapters supported for ICS users, visit

Internet-based applications may also be connected directly to the ICS through the creation of client applications that use the Server Access Interface API. A separate license authorization is required to connect a CORBA application (WebSphere ICS Access) or an EJB application server (WebSphere ICS Access for Enterprise JavaBeans).

For more information on ICS, visit

New in WebSphere ICS V4.3

WebSphere ICS V4.3 runtime and tools are delivered on the same media, but are sold separately as:

  • WebSphere ICS V4.3
  • WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.3

WebSphere MQ V5.3.0.2 and DB2 Universal Database® Enterprise Server Edition V8.1 are also included, however, use is restricted to WebSphere ICS V4.3 and WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.3. Full licenses must be separately acquired for any purpose other than specified in the license.

The WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework V2.6 is required to support WebSphere ICS V4.3 connectivity as well as new features such as role-based access. WebSphere ICS V4.3 and WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.3 have been upgraded internally to support the Java Developer Kit (JDK) 1.4.2 in this release. Previous releases supported JDK 1.3.

WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework V2.6 supports WebSphere Business Integration Adapters delivered in the September  2004, adapter release as well as adapters delivered in the June 2004, and December 2003, releases. For more information about adapter framework compatibility, refer to the Software requirements section.

WebSphere ICS ships the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for e-Mail V2.7 as an integral notification mechanism for use by all collaborations. A separate license (either per establishment or per instance) must be acquired to use the advanced features of this adapter (such as sending file attachments) as part of a business process solution.

New with the WebSphere ICS V4.3 release is entitlement to use the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter components listed below for the purposes of integrating the ICS with the Message Broker and MQ Workflow components, and providing Web Services, WebSphere MQ, and JMS adapter support for ICS:

  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework V2.6
  • WebSphere Business Integration Data Handler for XML V2.7
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ V2.7
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ Workflow V2.7
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V2.7
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JMS V2.7
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Web Services V3.4

Note: In previous releases, this entitlement was made available only to the customers of WebSphere Business Integration Server. The change benefits WebSphere ICS only customers wishing to use Web Services, JMS, or WebSphere MQ connectivity. ICS only customers also now benefit from the restricted use authorization of DB2.

Per-establishment authorizations are provided for WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework and WebSphere Business Integration Data Handler for XML. Multiple instances of these may be used at one location to implement a WebSphere Business Integration solution featuring WebSphere ICS.

Per-application instance authorizations are included for each adapter. They may each be used once only to provide a connection between one instance of a user's application and the ICS as part of the WebSphere Business Integration Server solution.

It is highly recommended that all customers acquire separate establishment authorizations for the WebSphere MQ, JMS, and Web Services adapters, especially those with multiple ICS installations.

The focus for the V4.3 release is to deliver support for new operating systems, and address specific reliability, availability, and scalability enhancements requested by customers, together with significant performance and security improvements.

For Microsoft Windows platform users, runtime support for Windows 2003 is added.

Note: WebSphere Business Integration Toolset continues to be supported on Windows 2000 and Windows XP only.

For Sun Solaris platform users, Solaris 9 (2.9) is now supported, in addition to Solaris 2.8. Solaris 2.7 is no longer supported.

New with this release is support for the Linux operating system running on Intel 32-bit architecture platforms. The ICS now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 and SUSE LINUX 8.1.

The following reliability, availability, and serviceability enhancements have been made to WebSphere ICS in this release. For details, refer to the Additional information section.

  • Java 1.4.2
  • Dynamic deployment
  • Database connection retries
  • Dynamic service calls
  • Support for large business objects
  • JMS transport optimizations
  • Event sequencing
  • Flow management
  • Web-based Failed Event Manager
  • Collaboration API for failed flows
  • SNMP agent

The following security enhancements have been made in this release. For details, refer to the Additional information section.

  • Role-based access
  • Role-based access clients
  • Privacy/integrity
  • Access audit log

New in WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.3

The focus of this release is on productivity enhancements together with Eclipse Workbench 2.1 compatibility with WebSphere Studio AD/IE V5.1 and V5.1.1.

  • Activity Editor

    Activity Editor is the component used by both Map Designer and Process Designer tools for creating custom mapping transformations and actions for collaboration templates. Various fixes and enhancements have been made including import/export of activity definitions and contextual labeling of custom function blocks. The properties of custom function blocks can now be configured directly from the Map Designer tool.

  • Map Designer

    With today's enterprise business applications, business objects can consist of hundreds of attributes. With such large business objects, it is very time-consuming and repetitive to create mapping files. To improve usability, the Map Designer has been enhanced with auto-mapping features. Auto-mapping can be set to ignore upper/lower case differences, ignore mismatched data types, and map by prefix or suffix.

    A reverse mapping capability is added to speed up the creation of target maps from source maps. For example, a "Split" becomes a "Join" and a "Join" becomes a "Split" while transformations that cannot be automated, are listed as warnings and remain unchanged. When the user clicks on the Reverse Map menu item, a dialog box will show asking for the name to be given to the reverse map.

    Synonym mapping is also added in this release. The term applies to mapping multiple, alternative, source element names to a single target element name. An example might be Customer_ID | Account_ID => NEW_CUSTOMER_ID.

  • Integrated Test Environment (ITE)

    The ITE perspective now supports the connection to any ICS started as a test server, local or remote, for unit testing of collaboration processes. The ICS itself can be hosted on a UNIX® platform. This removes the restriction of installing an ICS on each developer's workstation to use the ITE. The requirement that only one client is allowed to be testing against an ICS test server at any given time, remains to ensure the integrity of the tests.

  • Connector Configurator

    A short description column is added to standard properties for consistency with the configuration properties sheet. A hot button capability is provided to display extended help files.

  • Collaboration API for failed flows

    A programming interface is provided to support custom administration solutions for failed flows outside of ICS. This will provide the capability to save failed events with the collaboration's subscribed event type, and to retrieve, delete, and resubmit failed events. For example, when iterating through the child business objects in a batch event, the API allows customers to save individual failed flows and manage these failed records in user collaborations. Saving failed events if they are delivered through the Server Access Interface (WebSphere Server InterChange Access) is not supported.

  • Deployment Configuration Tool

    New to this release is the ability to configure the parameters of objects just prior to their deployment to an ICS, overriding values set at design time. This can speed up deployment considerably where the same objects are deployed to multiple ICS runtimes, which are particularly useful for test and deployment servers. The deployment configuration tool, selectable from the System Manager, is a visual tool that allows selection of the target ICS, viewing and selection of objects to be deployed, display of parameter names, and the setting of values. It can configure properties for connectors, collaborations, maps, relationships, and most database connection properties. Properties and values can be assigned to more than one ICS and deleting a property from one server does not impact the others. The System Manager applies these runtime parameters when deploying to the target ICS.

  • Compile/Deploy Progress Indicator

    The progress of collaboration object creation and deployment activities are now cached by the ICS and displayed in a visual progress indicator from the System Manager.

  • Collaboration deployment performance

    To improve performance when deploying processes, the ability to accept pre-compiled collaboration instances and maps is supported. The import/export facilities also recognize the Java class files added to the JAR file used for deployment, import, and export.

  • Installer — Collaborations

    The pre-built WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations previously included with ICS, but licensed separately, have been removed from the WebSphere ICS packaging in this release. The installer has been updated to reflect this.

    Collaborations are now available packaged as collaboration groups and are made available via electronic download only. The Collaboration Foundation templates remain packaged with WebSphere Business Integration Toolset for educational and development purposes only. A separate authorization is required to deploy custom collaborations based on the Collaboration Foundation.

  • XML Parser replacement

    The XML parsing functionality for internal use by the tools has previously been provided by the libraries developed under the Apache Software Foundation's Xerces Project. These libraries have been replaced in this release with IBM's own library implementation for XML parsing, namely XML4J and XML4C.

What it does

ICS addresses the need for data integrity in automating and synchronizing business activities executed across multiple applications as business processes. It provides a state full business object model that enables business processes to execute independently of the applications to which they ultimately connect. It provides reusability of both process templates (collaborations) and the application adapters that connect ICS with the applications. ICS supports a compensation model rather than an XA model, complementing the MQ Workflow and Message Broker servers, by providing exception management for business applications that do not support XA, and business processes that extend outside the enterprise, which may be interrupted or long-lived. The ICS mapping (mediation) services include static, syntactical mapping as well as dynamic, semantic mapping of relationships between business objects described differently within each application. A work-in-progress service ensures key information of each application participating in a process is persistent during the processing of business events for recovery purposes. ICS is multithreaded, and can handle multiple processes and multiple instances of the same process concurrently. Sophisticated features to manage the ICS resources under load without manual intervention include flow governing and collaboration blocking.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

This offering does not fully support use by people with disabilities.

However, this offering is largely compatible with the accessibility features included with the supported operating systems.
 
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Product positioning

WebSphere ICS addresses the need for efficiency and flexibility in automating and synchronizing business activities executed across multiple applications located both locally and remote, internally and in partner organizations.

WebSphere Business Integration Server : WebSphere ICS, together with WebSphere MQ Workflow and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker, is positioned as a core component of the WebSphere Business Integration Server offering. WebSphere Business Integration Server is positioned as the lead offering providing business process integration capabilities as part of the IBM Business Integration reference architecture.

WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation: Buyers seeking to purchase a process choreography solution for the creation of composite, component-based applications, with a comprehensive Java integrated development environment matched with a J2EE standard runtime environment, should consider WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation and WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition tooling as an alternative to WebSphere ICS.

WebSphere Business Integration Server Express Plus: Buyers in smaller, medium-sized businesses seeking a competitive price point to automate a business process with one or two business applications (with less need for scalability to an enterprise model), may consider WebSphere Business Integration Server Express Plus as an alternative.

Express Plus provides Express versions of WebSphere ICS and tools, packaged with technical adapters. Business application adapters are available as optional Express Plus capacity packs.
 
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Reference information
  • Software Announcement 203-333 , dated December 9, 2003
  • Software Announcement 203-329 , dated December 9, 2003
  • Software Announcement 204-137 , dated June 22, 2004
  • Software Announcement 204-216 , dated September 28, 2004
  • Software Withdrawal 904-192 , dated September 28, 2004
  • Software Announcement 204-214 , dated September 28, 2004

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, DB2, and DB2 Universal Database are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft and Windows are 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.
 
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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Additional information

New in WebSphere® ICS V4.3

The following reliability, availability and serviceability enhancements, and security enhancements have been made to ICS in this release.

Reliability, availability, and serviceability

  • Java™ 1.4.2

    The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and Java Development Kit (JDK) versions for ICS, Adapter Framework, and WBI Toolset has been upgraded from V1.3.1 to V1.4.2 with this release. This has contributed to the overall performance improvements.

  • Dynamic deployment

    The requirement to stop the ICS before adding or removing an adapter connector or updating the collaboration and business objects incurs an overhead, especially the more ICSs you manage. The need to maintain consistency of the cross-dependencies in a live server takes priority but, with this release, additional "hot deployment" scenarios are made available for adapter connections, collaborations, business objects, and maps to avoid stopping an ICS to make changes.

  • Database connection retries

    In this release, ICS will attempt to establish database connections when these connections are broken due to a database shutdown or a temporary network failure. For work-in-progress transactions, ICS may be able to re-execute a failed transaction. The number of retries and the time interval between retries is configurable. This feature allows the automatic recovery from a few scenarios where previously the ICS would require a reboot.

  • Dynamic service calls

    Dynamic service calls provide a mechanism for collaboration developers to make service requests to any collaboration or connector at runtime without having to bind explicitly to a destination port. In prior versions of ICS, the choice of a destination connector or collaboration to which a service request is made had to be determined at compile time in a static manner. In V4.3, dynamic service calls can be enabled using a new API that is available to collaboration developers. Dynamic service calls are synchronous in nature.

  • Support for large business objects

    The goal of this enhancement is to increase the physical size of business objects passed through the ICS without causing memory exhaustion issues. A large business object is usually one that has a large hierarchy of attributes, or is a wrapper object for multiple business objects for batch processing.

  • JMS transport optimizations

    Several enhancements are provided to improve event handling performance and avoid bottlenecks in processing events and event recovery at the ICS connector controller interface when the JMS transport is selected. Some of these enhancements are already implemented for the WebSphere MQ interface in previous 4.2 releases. An optimized JMS service will be selectable, which will deliver improvements when business objects are reasonably large, and the database overheads of caching them are higher. Optimizations also include caching improvements, batching non-critical activities, and synchronizing critical sections and expensive operations in parallel.

  • Event sequencing

    The ability to engage or disengage the event sequencing service within ICS has been added. Where event sequencing is not critical to a process, throughput can be enhanced if this feature is disabled.

  • Flow management

    A new event status of USER_GENERATED has been added to distinguish between saved failed events and other events. A saved failed event can subsequently be deleted or resubmitted. The status of a saved failed event will transform from USER_GENERATED to USER_GENERATED_RESUBMITTED_INPROGRESS when it is resubmitted to the ICS, and will transform back to USER_GENERATED again in case of repeat of a failure. The Flow Manager tool has been enhanced to display these new status messages.

  • Web-based Failed Event Manager

    This new browser-based tool provides the same functions as Flow Manager. It supports the new event status (USER_GENERATED) and provides the ability to retrieve, resubmit, and delete failed events.

  • Collaboration API for failed flows

    A programming interface is provided to support custom administration solutions for failed flows outside of ICS. This will provide the capability to save failed events with the collaboration's subscribed event type, and to retrieve, delete, and resubmit failed events. For example, when iterating through the child business objects in a batch event, the API allows customers to save individual failed flows and manage these failed records in user collaborations. Saving failed events delivered through the Server Access Interface (WebSphere InterChange Access) is not supported in this release.

  • SNMP agent

    In this release, the SNMP stack underpinning the ICS SNMP agent, previously provided by a third-party supplier, is replaced with an SNMP protocol stack provided by Tivoli®. The SNMP agent does not change at the user level. A new MIB is provided for loading into the customer's chosen enterprise management console (such as Tivoli TME®).

Security enhancements

  • Role-based access

    A role-based authentication service is provided in this release. This can be switched on and off by the system administrator for backwards compatibility when migrating from an earlier release. Roles and their privileges are set up by the administrator. When role-based access is turned on, all permissions/access checks will be operational. Roles and privileges are stored in the ICS repository. A Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) V3 interface is also provided to enable user names and passwords to be managed and authenticated from an external directory service that supports LDAP.

  • Role-based access clients

    WebSphere Business Integration Adapters configured to use MQ or IIOP as transport and IIOP clients will be authenticated. By default, adapters using MQ or IIOP as the delivery transport will use the guest identity to login.

    Authentication for Internet-based client applications connecting via the Server Access Interface (SAI) will be enforced in this release. An API call is added for the client call to be authenticated. Also for SAI clients, the user ID is made available to the collaboration. A collaboration can now be designed to check if the caller is in a specific role and to customize the business process based on caller identity.

  • Privacy/integrity

    The ability to encrypt the content of messages sent by the ICS is provided in this release as a privacy option. This can be for all messages including system messages or for an individual business object. The ability to add a digital signature is also provided.

  • Access audit log

    When providing role-based access, the ability to audit who logs in under which role is desirable to ensure no accidental or deliberate breaches of the security policy have occurred. The ability to create an audit log is provided in this release. The administrator can configure where the audit log files will be created by ICS. This should be secured from unauthorized viewing or editing using the operating system capabilities. New audit files can be created on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, as required, to quickly locate the period of interest. The maximum file size can also be set. When it is exceeded, it triggers a new file to be created. A fixed file naming format allows for 999 files per day, week, or month.


 
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Education support

For information about WebSphere Business Integration education visit

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

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with these products.

The following publications are available as Eclipse document plug-ins (to be viewed with the WebSphere Help System) and PDF documents (to be viewed with Adobe Acrobat V4.05 or later):

  • Technical Introduction to WebSphere ICS
  • Glossary
  • System Installation Guide for Windows™
  • System Installation Guide for UNIX®
  • System Administration Guide
  • Implementation Guide for WebSphere ICS
  • Collaboration Development Guide
  • Business Object Development Guide
  • Map Development Guide
  • Access Development Guide
  • Access Development Guide for Enterprise JavaBeans
  • Access Development Guide for J2EE Connector Architecture
  • Benchmarking Guide
  • Problem Determination Guide
  • Information Roadmap (HTML format only)
  • Release Notes® (HTML format only)

For the complete set of documentation, including available translations, visit

Translated documentation will be available 30 days after electronic availability.

The WebSphere Help System requires the following software:

  • One of these operating systems:
    • Microsoft™ Windows 2000
    • Microsoft Windows XP
    • Linux™ for Intel™-based platforms
  • One of these browsers:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
    • Mozilla-based browser 1.1 or later (Windows and Linux platforms)

 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

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

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

Note: General hardware requirements for High Availability (HA) environments are documented in unsupported Category 2 SupportPacs available at

  • Windows environment (WebSphere ICS)
    • Processor: An IBM eServer xSeries® and Intel-based system (or equivalent) with a minimum processor speed of 1 GHz
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Disk space: 40 GB
  • Windows environment (WebSphere Business Integration Toolset)
    • Processor: An xSeries and Intel-based system (or equivalent) with a minimum processor speed of 1 GHz
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Disk space: 10 GB
  • AIX® environment (WebSphere ICS)
    • 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
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Disk space: 40 GB
  • Solaris environment (WebSphere ICS)
    • Processor: A Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC processor system with a minimum processor speed of 450 MHz
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Disk space: 40 GB
  • HP-UX environment (WebSphere ICS)
    • Processor: A Hewlett-Packard HP-9000 PA-RISC processor system with a minimum processor speed of 440 MHz
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Disk space: 40 GB
  • Linux environment (WebSphere ICS)
    • Processor: An xSeries and Intel-based system (or equivalent) with a minimum processor speed of 1 GHz
    • 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.

The WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations announced in December 2003, support WebSphere ICS V4.3. For more information, refer to Software Announcement 203-329 , dated December 9, 2003 (WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations Restructuring).

Scripts that assist with configuring WebSphere ICS in High Availability (HA) environments are available as unsupported Category  2 SupportPacs at the following location:

General software requirements for HA environments are also documented in the SupportPacs.

WebSphere ICS V4.3

WebSphere MQ 5.3.0.2 and DB2 Universal Database® Enterprise Server Edition 8.1 for Windows, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, and Linux platforms are included with this offering.

Windows environment

  • Operating system (one of the following):
    • Windows 2003 Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition
    • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, or Advanced Server) with Service Pack 4
    • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1A (not recommended for production use)
  • Database (one of the following):
    • DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition 8.1 with Fix Pack 5; a DB2®-supported C or C++ compiler is also required to compile DB2 stored procedures for relationships
    • Oracle RDBMS 8.1.7.4 or 9.2.0.4 (9i)
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Service Pack 3A
  • Communication:
    • WebSphere MQ Client and Server 5.3.0.2 with CSD 7
    • WebSphere MQ Internet pass-thru 1.3.2 (optional for Remote Agent; requires Windows 2000)
  • E-mail: an SMTP mail protocol e-mail system (for example, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Exchange, or Eudora)
  • Java compiler (IBM 32-bit SDK for Windows 1.4.2) required for compiling customer-generated maps and collaborations (included with this product)
  • A Web application server to support the Web-based System Monitor and the Failed Event Manager components (one of the following):
    • WebSphere Application Server 5.1 or 5.0.2 with Fix Pack 4
    • Tomcat V4.1.24 or V4.1.27 (not supported in double-byte character set (DBCS) language environments)
  • Browser to support the Web-based System Monitor and the Failed Event Manager components (one of the following):
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 with Service Pack 1
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 2
    • Netscape Navigator 4.7x
  • Adobe SVG Viewer 3.0 browser plug-in (to support the Web-based System Monitor)
  • An LDAP V3 compliant directory service (optional for external authentication of user access)
  • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1 (to support WebSphere ICS Access for Enterprise JavaBeans only)
  • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports J2EE Java Connector Architecture 1.0 (to support WebSphere ICS Access for J2EE Connector Architecture only)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework 2.6 (to support adapter connectivity)

AIX environment

  • Operating system (one of the following):
    • AIX 5.2 Maintenance Level 2
    • AIX 5.1 Maintenance Level 5
  • Database (one of the following):
    • DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition 8.1 with Fix Pack 5; a DB2-supported C or C++ compiler is also required to compile DB2 stored procedures for relationships
    • Oracle RDBMS 8.1.7.4 or 9.2.0.4 (9i)
  • Communication:
    • WebSphere MQ Client and Server 5.3.0.2 with CSD 7
    • WebSphere MQ Internet pass-thru 1.3.2 (optional for Remote Agent; requires AIX 5.1)
  • E-mail: An SMTP mail protocol e-mail system
  • Java compiler (IBM 32-bit SDK for AIX 1.4.2) required for compiling customer-generated maps and collaborations (included with this product)
  • A Web application server to support the Web-based System Monitor and the Failed Event Manager components (one of the following):
    • WebSphere Application Server 5.1 or 5.0.2 with Fix Pack 4
    • Tomcat 4.1.24 or 4.1.27 (not supported in DBCS language environments)
  • Netscape Navigator 4.7x (to support the Web-based System Monitor and the Failed Event Manager components)
  • Adobe SVG Viewer 3.0 browser plug-in (to support the Web-based System Monitor)
  • An LDAP V3 compliant directory service (optional for external authentication of user access)
  • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1 (to support WebSphere ICS Access for Enterprise JavaBeans only)
  • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports J2EE Java Connector Architecture 1.0 (to support WebSphere ICS Access for J2EE Connector Architecture only)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework 2.6 (to support adapter connectivity)

Solaris environment

  • Operating system (one of the following):
    • Solaris 9 (2.9) with latest Solaris 9 Patch Cluster and J2SE Solaris 9 Patch Cluster
    • Solaris 8 (2.8) with latest Solaris 8 Patch Cluster and J2SE Solaris 8 Patch Cluster
  • Database (one of the following):
    • DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition 8.1 with Fix Pack 5; a DB2-supported C or C++ compiler is also required to compile DB2 stored procedures for relationships
    • Oracle RDBMS 8.1.7.4 or 9.2.0.4 (9i)
  • Communication:
    • WebSphere MQ Client and Server 5.3.0.2 with CSD 7
    • WebSphere MQ Internet pass-thru 1.3.2 (optional for Remote Agent; requires Solaris 2.8)
  • E-mail: an SMTP mail protocol e-mail system
  • Java compiler (IBM 32-bit SDK for Solaris 1.4.2.04) required for compiling customer-generated maps and collaborations (included with this product)
  • A Web application server to support the Web-based System Monitor and the Failed Event Manager components (one of the following):
    • WebSphere Application Server 5.1 or 5.0.2 with Fix Pack 4
    • Tomcat 4.1.24 or 4.1.27 (not supported in DBCS language environments)
  • Netscape Navigator 4.7x (to support the Web-based System Monitor and the Failed Event Manager components)
  • Adobe SVG Viewer 3.0 browser plug-in (to support the Web-based System Monitor)
  • An LDAP V3 compliant directory service (optional for external authentication of user access)
  • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1 (to support WebSphere ICS for Enterprise JavaBeans only)
  • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports J2EE Java Connector Architecture 1.0 (to support WebSphere ICS Access for J2EE Connector Architecture only)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework 2.6 (to support adapter connectivity)

HP-UX environment

  • Operating system: HP-UX 11.11 (11i) with June 2003, BUNDLE11i (B.11.11.0306.1), December 2003, Quality Pack GOLDQPK11i (B.11.11.0312.4) and patch PHCO_29960
  • Database (one of the following):
    • DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition 8.1 with Fix Pack 5; a DB2-supported C or C++ compiler is also required to compile DB2 stored procedures for relationships
    • Oracle RDBMS 8.1.7.4 or 9.2.0.4 (9i)
  • Communication:
    • WebSphere MQ Client and Server 5.3.0.2 with CSD 7
    • WebSphere MQ Internet pass-thru 1.3.2 (optional for Remote Agent)
  • E-mail: An SMTP mail protocol e-mail system
  • Java compiler (HP SDK for J2SE HP-UX 11i platform, adapted by IBM for IBM Software, V1.4.2.03) required for compiling customer-generated maps and collaborations (included with this product)
  • A Web application server to support the Web-based System Monitor and the Failed Event Manager components (one of the following):
    • WebSphere Application Server 5.1 or 5.0.2 with Fix Pack 4
    • Tomcat 4.1.24 or 4.1.27 (not supported in DBCS language environments)
  • Netscape Navigator 4.7x (to support the Web-based System Monitor and the Failed Event Manager components)
  • Adobe SVG Viewer 3.0 browser plug-in (to support the Web-based System Monitor)
  • An LDAP V3 compliant directory service (optional for external authentication of user access)
  • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1 (to support WebSphere ICS Access for Enterprise JavaBeans only)
  • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports J2EE Java Connector Architecture 1.0 (to support WebSphere ICS Access for J2EE Connector Architecture only)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework 2.6 (to support adapter connectivity)

Linux environment

  • Operating system (one of the following):
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 with Update 1
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3.0 with Update 1
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 3.0 with Update 1
    • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server x86 8.1 with SP3
    • SUSE LINUX Standard Server x86 8.1 with SP3
  • Database: DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition 8.1 with Fix Pack 5; a DB2-supported C or C++ compiler is also required to compile DB2 stored procedures for relationships
  • Communication: WebSphere MQ Client and Server 5.3.0.2 with CSD 6 + iFix for RHEL 3.0 (for supported Red Hat Linux distributions) or CSD 6 (for supported SUSE LINUX distributions)
  • E-mail: An SMTP mail protocol e-mail system
  • Java compiler (IBM 32-bit SDK for Linux 1.4.2) required for compiling customer-generated maps and collaborations (included with this product)
  • A Web application server to support the Web-based System Monitor and the Failed Event Manager components (one of the following):
    • WebSphere Application Server 5.1
    • Tomcat 4.1.24 or 4.1.27 (not supported in DBCS language environments)
  • Netscape Navigator 4.7x (to support the Web-based System Monitor and the Failed Event Manager components)
  • Adobe SVG Viewer 3.0 browser plug-in (to support the Web-based System Monitor)
  • An LDAP V3 compliant directory service (optional for external authentication of user access)
  • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1 (to support WebSphere ICS Access for Enterprise JavaBeans only)
  • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports J2EE Java Connector Architecture 1.0 (to support WebSphere ICS Access for J2EE Connector Architecture only)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework 2.6 (to support adapter connectivity)

WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.3

Windows environment

  • Operating system (one of the following):
    • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, or Advanced Server) with Service Pack 4
    • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1A
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework V2.6 (required for the Integrated Test Environment, Test Connector and the Adapter Monitor)
  • Source Code Control: One of the following is required for optional System Manager source code control only:
    • Rational® ClearCase® LT 4.2
    • Concurrent Version System (CVS) 1.11
  • Integrated Test Environment: A separate installation of WebSphere ICS is required for this feature. A separate instance of the database is also required and is used as the ICS repository dedicated for testing purposes only.

Note: WebSphere Business Integration Toolset may also be installed and used in a WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition 5.1 or 5.1.1 environment.

WebSphere Business Integration Adapters — September 2004, release

The operating system requirements described in this section apply to all of the following WebSphere Business Integration Adapter products included with this offering (unless otherwise noted):

  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework 2.6
  • WebSphere Business Integration Data Handler for XML 2.7
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for e-Mail 5.4
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ 2.7
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker 2.7
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ Workflow 2.7
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JMS 2.7
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Web Services 3.4

Operating system requirements

  • Windows environment (one of the following):
    • Windows 2003 Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition
    • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, or Advanced Server) with Service Pack 4
    • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1A (for WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework administrative tools only)
  • AIX environment (one of the following):
    • AIX 5.2 Maintenance Level 2
    • AIX 5.1 Maintenance Level 5
  • Solaris environment (one of the following):
    • Solaris 9 (2.9) with latest Solaris 9 Patch Cluster and J2SE Solaris 9 Patch Cluster
    • Solaris 8 (2.8) with latest Solaris 8 Patch Cluster and J2SE Solaris 8 Patch Cluster
  • HP-UX environment: HP-UX 11.11 (11i) with June 2003, BUNDLE11i (B.11.11.0306.1), December 2003, Quality Pack GOLDQPK11i (B.11.11.0312.4) and patch PHCO_29960
  • Linux environment (one of the following):
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 with Update 1
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3.0 with Update 1
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 3.0 with Update 1
    • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server x86 8.1 with SP3
    • SUSE LINUX Standard Server x86 8.1 with SP3

Adapter Framework compatibility

WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework V2.6 supports WebSphere Business Integration Adapters delivered in the September  2004, June 2004, and December 2003, releases. Enhancements to Framework V2.6 require modifications to the startup scripts for many of the adapters in the June 2004, and December 2003, releases.

New startup scripts and instructions for updating your existing adapters for Framework V2.6 compatibility will be provided in a migration guide and in a WebSphere Business Integration technote within 30 days of product availability.

Planning information

For planning information, refer to the WebSphere ICS System Installation Guide for Windows and the WebSphere ICS System Installation Guide for UNIX at

WebSphere ICS and WebSphere Business Integration Toolset provide enablement for use with Tivoli License Manager. WebSphere ICS provides support for usage monitoring and inventory functions. WebSphere Business Integration Toolset, WebSphere ICS Access, WebSphere ICS Access for Enterprise JavaBeans, and WebSphere ICS Access for J2EE Connector Architecture provide support only for inventory functions. For more information about Tivoli License Manager, refer to Software Announcement 204-164 , dated July 13, 2004.

Customer responsibilities: It is strongly recommended that WebSphere Business Integration Software Services or Business Partners be used to assist in the installation, design, implementation, and maintenance of the WebSphere ICS solution.

To implement a WebSphere ICS solution, the following skills are required:

  • Ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot WebSphere ICS components including WebSphere MQ, DB2, Oracle, or SQL Server databases. Some network awareness is also required.
  • Java programming knowledge.
  • Some SQL experience and basic understanding of relational databases and SQL statements, triggers, and stored procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of specific packaged applications or client legacy applications to be managed.
  • Thorough understanding of the WebSphere ICS solution.

Customers should take full advantage of the educational program provided for the WebSphere ICS solution.

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: This is a Passport Advantage offering only. WebSphere ICS V4.3 and WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.3 are distributed via electronic download and a single physical media pack. The WebSphere ICS media is used to distribute the software for both of these products. Support for all specified operating systems and languages are included.

The media pack contains the following items:

  • License Information booklet
  • WebSphere ICS V4.3/WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.3 CD assembly
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapters September 2004 Release CD assembly
  • WebSphere MQ V5.3.0.2 CD assembly
  • DB2 UDB Enterprise Server Edition V8.1 CD assembly
  • DB2 UDB Run-time Client V8.1 CD assembly
  • DB2 UDB Administration Client V8.1 CD assembly

Consulting and services

IBM Software Services for WebSphere (ISSW) Business Integration Services is adept at putting the right team together whether it be with customer personnel, with IBM Global Services, or with the Customer's choice of global systems integrator. ISSW Business Integration Services brings product, technology, and best-practices expertise that can make any implementation team more effective. As specialists in WebSphere Business Integration, we have the collective experience of several hundred live customer implementations and hundreds of consultants globally to help ensure our success.

ISSW Business Integration Services professionals complement the project delivery team by providing deep insight into product technology and architecture as well as linkages back to the software development organization. ISSW Business Integration Services are tailored to each individual customer's needs. They range from a full outsourced deployment to focused specialist service packages that enable a project team or customer to address specific challenges.

ISSW Business Integration Services can also assist customers with upgrading from earlier versions of WebSphere Business Integration products. Any migration of applications involves proper planning, estimation, and timed execution. ISSW Business Integration Services can assist by precisely assessing and evaluating the client's existing infrastructure and support system. ISSW Business Integration Services has extensive, proven experience in successful product migrations.

ISSW Business Integration Services consultants:

  • Help to make "WebSphere products successful."
  • Minimize our clients' migration risks. Years of field experiences are gathered into a migration services program to help customers successfully migrate.
  • Provide deep technical skills on WebSphere and WebSphere Business Integration products.
  • Bring "tried-and-true" best practices expertise to every engagement.

Packaged and custom service offerings are available.

For more information, visit

Select WebSphere Business Integration to see the available service offerings or contact your ISSW sales specialist for more information on all our services offerings. Your ISSW sales specialist's name may be found at

Security, auditability, and control

This program uses the security and auditability features of the 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.
 
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Ordering information

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

Product information

Licensed function
title                    Product group            Product category
 
WebSphere                WebSphere                WebSphere
 Business                 Business                 Business
 Integration              Integration              Integration
 Toolset                                           Tools
WebSphere                WebSphere                WebSphere
 InterChange              Business                 Business
 Server                   Integration              Integration
                                                   Servers
WebSphere                WebSphere                WebSphere
 InterChange              Business                 Business
 Server Access            Integration              Integration
                                                   Servers
WebSphere                WebSphere                WebSphere
 InterChange              Business                 Business
 Server Access for        Integration              Integration
 Enterprise                                        Servers
 JavaBeans
WebSphere                WebSphere                WebSphere
 InterChange              Business                 Business
 Server Access           Integration               Integration
 for J2EE                                          Servers
 Connector
 Architecture

The following charges apply to these offerings:

  • WebSphere ICS — Per Processor License Unit (PLU)
    • WebSphere ICS Access — Per Application Server Connection
    • WebSphere ICS Access for Enterprise JavaBeans — Per Application Instance
    • WebSphere ICS Access for J2EE Connector Architecture — Per Application Instance
  • WebSphere Business Integration Toolset — Per Concurrent User

 
                                                  Charge unit
Program name             PID number               description
 
WebSphere                5724-I77                 Concurrent Users
 Business
 Integration
 Toolset
WebSphere                5724-I78                 Per Processor
 InterChange
 Server
WebSphere                5724-I78                 Processor Day
 InterChange
 Server
WebSphere                5724-I78                 Per Appserver
 InterChange                                       Connected
 Server
 Access
WebSphere                5724-I78                 Per Application
 InterChange                                       Instance
 Server
 Access
WebSphere                5724-I78                 Per Application
 InterChange                                       Instance
 Server
 Access for
 J2EE
 Connector
 Architecture

Passport Advantage program licenses

WebSphere ICS

Part description                                  Part number
 
IBM WebSphere InterChange
 Server Access for Enterprise
 JavaBeans
 
WICS Access for EJBs Per                          D540DLL
 Application Instance License &
 SW Maintenance 12 Months
WICS Access for EJBs Per                          E01CILL
 Application Instance SW
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
WICS Access for EJBs Per                          D540ELL
 Application Instance SW
 Maintenance Reinstatement
 
IBM WebSphere InterChange
 Server Access for J2EE Connector
 Architecture
 
WICS Access for JCA Per                           D540BLL
 Application Instance License &
 SW Maintenance 12 Months
WICS Access for JCA Per                           E01CHLL
 Application Instance SW Maint
 Annual Renewal
WICS Access for JCA Per                           D540CLL
 Application Instance SW
 Maintenance Reinstatement
 
Part description                                  Part number
 
IBM WebSphere InterChange
 Server Access
 
WICS Access Per Appserver                         D540JLL
 Connected License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
WICS Access Per Appserver                         E01CLLL
 Connected SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal
WICS Access Per Appserver                         D540KLL
 Connected SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months
 
IBM WebSphere Business
 Integration Toolset
 
WebSphere BI Toolset per                          D5409LL
 Concurrent User License & SW
 Maint 12 Months
WebSphere BI Toolset per                          E01CGLL
 Concurrent User SW Maint Annual
 Renewal
WebSphere BI Toolset per                          D540ALL
 Concurrent User SW Maint
 Reinstatement 12 Months
 
IBM WebSphere InterChange
 Server
 
WebSphere InterChange Server Per                  D540HLL
 Processor License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
WebSphere InterChange Server Per                  E01CKLL
 Processor SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal
WebSphere InterChange Server Per                  D54OILL
 Processor SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                          Part number
 
WebSphere InterChange
 Server V4.3.0
Media Pack Multilingual(French,                   AF09NML
 Korean, Chinese -- Simplified,
 Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese,
 German, Japanese, Chinese --
 Traditional, English US,
 Italian) Windows 2000, Windows
 XP, Solaris (SUN Microsystems),
 Windows Server 2003, AIX V5.x,
 HP-UX 11.x, Linux for x86Series
 Intel-based servers CD-ROM
 Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard
 V4.3.0

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 ICS V4.3.0

Entitled
maintenance
offerings                     Media packs                   Part
description                   description                   number
 
WebSphere                     WebSphere InterChange         AF09NML
 Business                      Server
 Integration                   Multilingual(French,
 Toolset                       Korean, Chinese --
 Per User                      Simplified, Spanish,
                               Brazilian Portuguese,
                               German, Japanese,
                               Chinese --
                               Traditional, English
                               US, Italian) Windows
                               2000, Windows XP,
                               Solaris (SUN
                               Microsystems),
                               Windows Server 2003,
                               AIX V5.x, HP-UX 11.x,
                               Linux for x86Series
                               Intel-based servers
                               CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                               ISO 9660 Standard
WebSphere                     WebSphere InterChange         AF09NML
 InterChange                   Server
 Server Per                    Multilingual(French,
 Processor                     Korean, Chinese --
                               Simplified, Spanish,
                               Brazilian Portuguese,
                               German, Japanese,
                               Chinese --
                               Traditional, English
                               US, Italian) Windows
                               2000, Windows XP,
                               Solaris (SUN
                               Microsystems),
                               Windows Server 2003,
                               AIX V5.x, HP-UX 11.x,
                               Linux for x86Series
                               Intel-based servers
                               CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                               ISO 9660 Standard
CWLD047SB02                   WebSphere InterChange         AF09NML
                               Server
                               Multilingual(French,
                               Korean, Chinese --
                               Simplified, Spanish,
                               Brazilian Portuguese,
                               German, Japanese,
                               Chinese --
                               Traditional, English
                               US, Italian) Windows
                               2000, Windows XP,
                               Solaris (SUN
                               Microsystems),
                               Windows Server 2003,
                               AIX V5.x, HP-UX 11.x,
                               Linux for x86Series
                               Intel-based servers
                               CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                               ISO 9660 Standard
 
Entitled
maintenance
offerings                     Media packs                   Part
description                   description                   number
 
CWLD096SB02                   WebSphere InterChange         AF09NML
                               Server
                               Multilingual(French,
                               Korean, Chinese --
                               Simplified, Spanish,
                               Brazilian Portuguese,
                               German, Japanese,
                               Chinese --
                               Traditional, English
                               US, Italian) Windows
                               2000, Windows XP,
                               Solaris (SUN
                               Microsystems),
                               Windows Server 2003,
                               AIX V5.x, HP-UX 11.x,
                               Linux for x86Series
                               Intel-based servers
                               CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                               ISO 9660 Standard
WS InterChange                WebSphere InterChange         AF09NML
 Access                        Server
 J2EE Connctr                  Multilingual(French,
 Architct                      Korean, Chinese --
 Applicatn                     Simplified, Spanish,
 Instanc                       Brazilian Portuguese,
                               German, Japanese,
                               Chinese --
                               Traditional, English
                               US, Italian) Windows
                               2000, Windows XP,
                               Solaris (SUN
                               Microsystems),
                               Windows Server 2003,
                               AIX V5.x, HP-UX 11.x,
                               Linux for x86Series
                               Intel-based servers
                               CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                               ISO 9660 Standard

On/Off Capacity on Demand

WebSphere ICS

Part description                                  Part number
 
WebSphere InterChange Server                      D544KLL
 Processor Day Per Use-DAY,
 On Off Capacity on

 
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Terms and conditions

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

Agreement: 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.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License information form numbers

                              Program
Program name                  number                   Form number
 
WebSphere                     5724-I78                 L-MKOL-62MK8T
 InterChange
 Server
WebSphere                     5724-I77                 L-MKOL-62MK8T
 Business
 Integration
 Toolset

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM 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 and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at 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 letter, 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 IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For technical support or assistance visit

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Then select SUPPORT from the left navigator.

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 InterChange Server           No
WebSphere Business                     No
 Integration Toolset

Volume orders (IVO): No

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

Usage restriction: Yes

The license for these offerings contains numerous usage restrictions. Important excerpts from the Program Unique Terms section of the License Information are included below. For complete details on license information and usage restrictions, refer to

Excerpts from Program Unique Terms

WebSphere ICS Terms

Charges for authorized use of WebSphere ICS (WICS) are based on PLUs. Unless stated otherwise in writing by IBM, you must acquire PLUs for each machine on which WICS is installed according to the following terms and conditions:

  • You must acquire one PLU for each Central Processing Unit (CPU) that is used to run an instance of WICS. On a machine that supports the grouping of CPUs into partitions, you must acquire one PLU for each CPU allocated to each partition in which WICS is to be run. On a machine that supports the dynamic allocation of CPUs to partitions (dynamic partitioning), you must acquire, in advance, PLUs for the maximum number of CPUs to be allocated to each partition in which WICS is to be run.
  • You must acquire separate PLUs for each unique instance of WICS that is run on said machine.

WebSphere ICS includes a copy of WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework, which you are only authorized to use in conjunction with your licensed use of WICS. You are authorized to install and use an unlimited number of copies of the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework under the terms and conditions for a single per-establishment authorization as specified in the license agreement that accompanies the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework component.

WebSphere ICS includes a copy of WebSphere Business Integration Data Handler for XML, which you are only authorized to use in conjunction with your licensed use of WICS. You are authorized to install and use an unlimited number of copies of the WebSphere Business Integration Data Handler for XML under the terms and conditions for a single per-establishment authorization as specified in the license agreement that accompanies the WebSphere Business Integration Data Handler for XML component.

WebSphere ICS includes a copy of the following WebSphere Business Integration Adapters:

  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ Workflow
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JMS
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Web Services

You are only authorized to use these adapters in conjunction with your licensed use of WICS. You are authorized to install and use one copy of each of the WebSphere Business Integration Adapters listed above under the terms and conditions for a single per-application-instance authorization as specified in the license agreement that accompanies each adapter. Each adapter may be installed and used on a separate machine. You must acquire additional per-application-instance or establishment authorizations that are separate from those acquired with WICS in order to install and use additional copies of these adapters.

WebSphere ICS includes a copy of the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for e-Mail, which you are only authorized to use in conjunction with your licensed use of WICS. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the license agreement that accompanies the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for e-Mail, you may use multiple instances of this included copy of the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for e-Mail for system notification purposes only. You must acquire separate per-application-instance or establishment authorizations for the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for e-Mail to support connectivity to external applications for transmission of business data.

WebSphere ICS includes a copy of WebSphere MQ (messaging), which you are only authorized to use in conjunction with your licensed use of WICS.

You may install and use a single instance of WebSphere MQ on any machine that is covered by WICS PLU authorizations; and that has WICS installed; and providing it is used for the sole purpose of communicating to and from WICS.

Licensed users of a WebSphere Business Integration Adapter may install and use a single instance of WebSphere MQ on a machine with the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for the sole purpose of communication to and from WICS. Any other use is not permitted without a separate, full WebSphere MQ license.

You may transfer the copy of WebSphere MQ included with WICS, but only:

  • To a person who at the same time takes over all the corresponding WICS materials from you, and accepts all applicable license terms, including these terms relating to WebSphere MQ
    and
  • If you transfer all copies to such other person, and do not retain any copies of such materials for your own or any other use

WebSphere ICS includes components of DB2 Universal Database (UDB). You are authorized to install and use these DB2 components only in association with your licensed use of WICS for the storage and management of data used and generated by WICS, and not for other data management purposes, except for the retrieval of data generated by WICS required for monitoring and report generation functions performed outside of WICS.

Your use of the DB2 components is subject to the terms and conditions of the UDB DB2 license agreement that accompanies the DB2 components except as limited by the terms and conditions in this license. Contact your DB2 reseller if your need exceeds these terms to obtain a full DB2 UDB program.

A WebSphere ICS Access authorization (formerly CrossWorlds® Access Framework) is required to connect an application server to a licensed WICS. You must acquire a separate authorization for each application server to be connected to WICS through the Access interface.

A WebSphere ICS Access for Enterprise JavaBeans authorization (formerly CrossWorlds Access Framework for Enterprise JavaBeans) is required to connect one instance of an Enterprise JavaBeans application to a licensed WICS through the Access for Enterprise JavaBeans interface. You must acquire a separate authorization for each instance of an application connected to WICS in this manner.

A WebSphere ICS Access for J2EE Connector Architecture authorization (formerly CrossWorlds Resource Adapter for ICS and WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JCA Connector to ICS) is required to connect one instance of an application to a licensed WICS through the use of the J2EE Connector Architecture interface. You must acquire a separate authorization for each instance of an application connected to WICS in this manner.

WebSphere Business Integration Toolset Terms

A WebSphere Business Integration Toolset (WBI Toolset) concurrent user authorization is required to install and use one copy of the WBI Toolset. You must acquire a WBI Toolset concurrent user authorization for each user to install and use a copy of WBI Toolset on one machine, or to access and use a previously installed copy of the WBI Toolset that resides on a separate machine and is shared with other users. A concurrent user authorization must be acquired for each user to install and use a dedicated copy of the WBI Toolset that is not shared with other users. Concurrent user authorizations must also be acquired for the maximum number of users that will access and use a shared copy of the WBI Toolset simultaneously. You may only use the WBI Toolset software in conjunction with a licensed WICS.

Although your use of the WBI Toolset requires a licensed WICS, a WBI Toolset concurrent user authorization allows you to install one additional copy of WICS, on the same machine as the WBI Toolset, for the sole purpose of running the Integrated Test Environment.

When you use WBI Toolset to create a program, it embeds IBM licensed software into your program. You may use the embedded IBM licensed software only in conjunction with a licensed WICS.

For each WBI Toolset concurrent user authorization, you are allowed to install one copy of the WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration Foundation on the same machine as the WBI Toolset. You are allowed to use this copy of WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration Foundation solely to develop custom collaborations in conjunction with the Collaboration Development Guide, for educational purposes only. You must acquire a separate authorization for WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration Foundation in order to deploy custom collaborations generated using the WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration Foundation.

Software maintenance applies: Yes

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.

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 routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and 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 the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, refer to Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

iSeries™ software subscription applies: No

On/Off capacity on demand

To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries and pSeries Temporary Capacity On Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

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).

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Trademarks

 
developerWorks and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, WebSphere, Tivoli, TME, Passport Advantage, Notes, xSeries, AIX, pSeries, RS/6000, DB2 Universal Database, DB2, ClearCase, Rational, and CrossWorlds are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Microsoft are 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.
 
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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