IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 — Flexible, easy-to-use and a feature-rich application infrastructure

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-072
March 22, 2005

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
TOC link Services TOC link Order now
TOC link Education support  
 
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At a glance

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,V6.0.1 can help increase your return on investment on existing IT assets while providing the foundation for the IBM Software Group Portfolio. It is Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4-compatible and helps enable an on demand infrastructure with the following key features:

  • J2EE support
  • Support for unified administration of a mixed WebSphere Application Server for z/OS environment (V5.0, V5.1, and V6.0.1) for a more flexible migration to V6.0.1
  • WebSphere Rapid Deployment to help reduce the complexity of developing and deploying J2EE applications
  • Additional Web services standards above J2EE 1.4 for a sound foundation for the Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • zSeries server integration to leverage the stability, scalability, and security of the z/OS operating system
  • WebSphere for z/OS when operating with the zSeries Application Assist Processor may provide decreased total cost of ownership and increased utilization potential.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

WebSphere® Application Server for z/OS®, V6.0.1 is a comprehensive and sophisticated, application server platform.

  • Helps increase your return on investment and lower your total cost of ownership by leveraging Java™ 2 Enterprise Edition 1.4-compatible technology and a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) platform designed for rapid integration of existing IT assets
  • Assists in eliminating lost business opportunities with near continuous availability for your workloads and failover support provided by the infrastructure
  • Help improve time to value with features enabling ease of use and an improved out-of-the-box experience
  • Helps improve end-to-end security across the resources in your environment
  • Enables unified administration with the ability to administer previous versions of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS programming extensions
  • May help reduce total cost of ownership by integrating with the IBM eServer zSeries® portfolio of hardware and z/OS software assets and exploiting the qualities of service of the platform, such as close proximity to data, intense scalability and stalwart security.

 
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Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability

March 25, 2005
 
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Description

New and enhanced features in V6.0.1 industry-leading WebSphere Application Server deliver the highly available, mission-critical application server to help meet today's business needs. The WebSphere Application Server for z/OS delivers business flexibility and responsiveness as the foundation for an on-demand infrastructure.

  • SOA platform: Helps increase your return on investment and lower your total cost of ownership by reusing existing IT assets using standards-based messaging and advanced Web services standards, including JAX-RPC (JSR-101) 1.1, UDDI V3, WS-I Basic Profile 1.1, and WS-Transactions.
  • Security rich, optimum resource utilization: Designed to do more with less by scaling quickly and in a security rich environment using J2EE 1.4, Java Message Service (JMS) Support, Transport Channel Service, and Enhanced Data Replication Service.
  • On demand infrastructure: May help to eliminate lost business opportunities with near continuous uptime for mission-critical applications, with the high-availability manager and unified clustering framework.
  • Rapid development and deployment: Can help to improve time to value and make the most of existing technology skills with features enabling ease of use and high out-of-the-box performance, with Service Data Objects, Integrated Solutions Console, WebSphere Application Server Toolkit (AST) WebSphere Rapid Deployment, and Java Server Faces.

Cost-effective resource utilization

In the current highly competitive business environment, it is more important than ever to fully utilize your resources, from hardware to personnel. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 is designed to help improve your ability to leverage your assets. Features such as rapid development and deployment and the fundamental SOA may help to reduce cost. These new features, in conjunction with zAAPs offer a compelling total cost of ownership story on the z/OS platform.

Increased Workload Management capability

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V6.0.1 supports Enterprise Workload Manager (eWLM) end-to-end reporting by integrating with WLM for z/OS. Using z/OS 1.6, with APAR OA07196 enables your environment to cohesively support request response time from inception to completion across multiple platforms. The combination of eWLM and WLM for z/OS can prove to be an extremely valuable asset for managing business transactions.

Exemplary Web services and Java implementation

WebSphere Application Server, V6.0.1 provides support for J2EE 1.4, enabling the reuse of assets and helping to raise the return on investments. New in J2EE 1.4 includes EJB 2.1, providing typed message beans and timer service Web service end-point support, as well improved support for existing EJBs WebSphere Application Server V6.0.1 includes:

  • Web Services for J2EE Specification 1.1
  • Java API for XML-based RPC (JAX-RPC) Specification 1.1
  • SOAP with Attachments API for Java (SAAJ) Specification 1.2
  • Java API for XML Registries (JAXR) Specification 1.0
  • Web Services Atomic Transaction (WS-AT®)
  • Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) V3
  • Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) Basic Profile 1.1
  • Web Services Security (WS-Security)

Advanced failover technologies for high reliability

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 introduces a high availability manager to assist in monitoring and recovering WebSphere servers, resources, and components. This works in synergy with the existing WebSphere for z/OS design which uses the advanced failover technologies in the z/OS operating system such as workload manager, resource recovery services,automatic restart manager and DB2® datasharing.

Enterprise Service Bus support

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 is designed to simplify the task of connecting WebSphere applications or services to an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). An ESB is a key element of many SOA initiatives as it provides a standardized communications infrastructure for connecting services. With support for advanced Web services standards and JMS 1.1, WebSphere Application Server enables you to begin establishing an ESB for your WebSphere applications or services.

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 includes a new, fully integrated, 100% Java, messaging provider as well as retaining the ability to use WebSphere MQ messaging directly. You can use either the new integrated messaging provider, or WebSphere MQ, or both, to construct or extend an enterprise service business consisting of WebSphere Application servers, WebSphere MQ servers, and WebSphere Business Integration Brokers. This mixed network of servers may then exchange information across your enterprise regardless of whether the original communication began as a JMS message from WebSphere Application Server, a JMS message from WebSphere MQ, or even a native MQ message from WebSphere MQ.

Programming model extensions

As part of the packaging changes, many of the programming model extensions formerly in WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation for z/OS are moving to WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. This change may make migrating from configuration to configuration easier, providing the potential ability to move up a configuration without changing the application. Features that are now in WebSphere for z/OS are:

  • Last Participant Support
  • Internationalization Service
  • WorkArea Service
  • Activity Session Service
  • Extended JTA support
  • Startup Beans
  • Asynchronous Beans (now called WorkManager)
  • Scheduler Service (now called Timer Service)
  • Object Pools
  • Dynamic Query
  • WSGW Filter Version 5 run-time model (with migration support)
  • Distributed Map
  • Application Profiling
  • CScope Service

Integrated tools support

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 provides support for current IBM Rational® tools.

Easy to use and easy to manage

WebSphere Application Server, V6.0.1 features usability improvements to help increase time to value and reduce total cost of ownership. Changes have been made to the administration console designed to streamline and improve time to value. WebSphere Application Server now has the same look and feel as other products across the IBM family. Additionally, console views may now be changed based on context-version, platform, or installed capabilities. This allows for greater control and a streamlined view.

Application Server Toolkit (AST) provides you with basic assembly and deployment tooling for publishing to WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1. The tool can be used to perform basic unit testing, debugging, and profiling functions. The AST is built using Eclipse V3.0 technology with features for team programming, debugging, J2EE application deployment, and more. Eclipse is an open and industry-supported platform for development tools. The AST also provides a familiar interface for developers experienced with the Rational Developer family of products. Those products can extend the capabilities of the Application Server Toolkit. The supported platforms for the AST are Microsoft™ Windows™ and Linux™.

WebSphere Rapid Deployment provides a rapid, easy-to-use framework for quickly and easily deploying applications to the WebSphere Application Server. WebSphere Rapid Deployment is designed to significantly reduce the complexity of building J2EE applications by automating the most common aspects of applications construction, assembly, and deployment.

Service Data Objects (SDOs) can solve the problem of many different models and APIs for data retrieval, representations, and the like. An SDO is a data programming architecture and API for the Java platform designed to:

  • Unify data programming across data source types
  • Provide robust support for common application patterns
  • Enable applications, tools, and frameworks to more easily query, view, bind, update, and "introspect" data

This architecture can help save time, money, and resources and is available with WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1.

This program includes software based on technology developed by the Apache Software Foundation. For more information, visit

The program is delivered as a single offering, along with Software Development Kit (SDK 1.4), and a set of CDs intended for deployment on distributed (non-z/OS) systems (Application Server ToolKit; Application Server Client).

Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Screen readers and screen magnifiers tested for use by people with visual impairment

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 is capable as of March 25, 2005, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.
 
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Product positioning

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 is designed to combine the best of two worlds:

  • Integrated, open and industry-standards-based J2EE environment
  • Reliability and availability of the zSeries and S/390® products.

Integration with zSeries servers

Certain models of the zSeries z990 enterprise server support a new type of processor called the zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP).

The new zAAP, available on the IBM zSeries 990 (z990) and zSeries 890 (z890) servers, is an attractively priced specialized processing unit that provides a strategic and highly economical z/OS Java execution environment for customers seeking to leverage the powerful integration advantages and traditional Qualities of Service of the zSeries platform. For more information, refer to Software Announcement 104-117 , dated April 7, 2004, and Software Announcement 104-118, dated April 7, 2004.

zAAPs may enable you to:

  • Simplify and reduce server infrastructures by integrating e-business Java Web applications with to mission critical data for high performance, reliability, availability and security
  • Maximize the value of their zSeries investment through increased system productivity by reducing the demands and capacity requirements on general purpose processors which may then be available for reallocation to other zSeries workloads
  • Lower the overall cost of computing for WebSphere Application Server and other Java technology-based applications; through hardware, software and maintenance savings.

When configured with general purpose processors within logical partitions running z/OS, zAAPs may help increase general purpose processor productivity and may contribute to lowering the overall cost of computing for z/OS Java technology-based applications. zAAPs are designed to operate asynchronously with the general purpose processors to execute Java programming under control of the IBM Java Virtual Machine (JVM). This can help reduce the demands and capacity requirements on general purpose processors which may then be available for reallocation to other zSeries workloads.

The IBM JVM processing cycles can be executed on the configured zAAPs with no anticipated modifications to the Java application(s). Execution of the JVM processing cycles on a zAAP is a function of the Software Developer's Kit (SDK) 1.4.1 for zSeries, z/OS 1.6, and the Processor Resource/Systems Manager™ (PR/SM™).

The amount of general purpose processor savings will vary based on the amount of Java application code executed by zAAP(s). This is dependent upon the amount of Java cycles used by the relevant application(s) and on the zAAPexecution mode selected by the customer.

Execution of the Java applications on zAAPs, within the same z/OS SMP LPAR as their associated database subsystems, can also help simplify the server infrastructures and improve operational efficiencies. For example, use of zAAPs could reduce the number of TCP/IP programming stacks, firewalls, and physical interconnections (and their associated processing) that might otherwise be required when the application servers and their database servers are deployed on separate physical server platforms.

IBM does not impose software charges on zAAP capacity. Additional IBM software charges will apply when additional general purpose CP capacity is used.

Customers are encouraged to contact their specific ISVs/USVs directly to determine if their charges will be affected.
 
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Reference information

For information on the Web

Availability of national languages

                              Availability
Description                   date                        Language
 
WebSphere Application         03/25/05                    English
 Server for z/OS,
 V6.0.1

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 205-072

Trademarks

 
Processor Resource/Systems Manager and PR/SM are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, WebSphere, z/OS, zSeries, AT, DB2, Rational, S/390, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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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Services

WebSphere® Architecture and Design Workshop for z/OS®: This is a five-day workshop where IBM consultants will work with customer's architects and subject-matter experts to develop a conceptual model for a solution based on an integrated WebSphere architecture. For more information, visit

IBM Implementation Services for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS: IBM Implementation Services for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS is designed to provide a quick implementation of WebSphere Application Server in a z/OS or S/390® business environment. Installation, configuration, customization and basic instruction on operation and management of the WebSphere Application Server is also provided for your customer's staff. This service offers customers who need a competitive e-business solution a quick, cost-effective efficient way to capitalize on Internet business growth.

For more information, visit

Performance and Testing Services: Helps to optimize the performance and availability of a customer's IT infrastructure. For more information, visit

WebSphere Proof of Concept for z/OS: The objective of this offering is to rapidly build and demonstrate a limited working prototype of an e-business solution based on a real customer e-business problem. For more information, visit

For information on the following offerings visit

WebSphere z/OS V6.0.1 Application Migration: This offering's objective is to migrate applications from previous versions of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS to V6.0.1, or from WebSphere Application Server distributed to WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1.

WebSphere for z/OS High Availability Design Workshop: This offering creates a detailed plan to help optimize availability for your 7 by 24 Web-serving environment. Consultants explore workload balancing, backup and recovery and design an environment to maximize your capabilities. A detailed workbook is created for implementing recommendations.

WebSphere for z/OS High Availability Health Check: This workshop offers a chance to have your design and implementation reviewed by experts who make recommendations to help improve the availability of your network and Web applications.

WebSphere for z/OS Infrastructure Security Design Workshop: This offering creates a detailed plan for your operating system, network and application for end to end security. The consultants explore all options, share best practices and create a detailed workbook to implement recommendations.

WebSphere for z/OS Infrastructure Security Health Check: The Security Health Check helps assess if your z/OS network has the best currently available security measures in place and makes recommendations for improvements where necessary.

IBM WebSphere for z/OS Professionals: This training capitalizes on your investment in z/OS development, programming or operations by introducing you to the WebSphere product.
 
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Education support

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 Global Services, 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


 
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Publications

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS) enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive e-mail notifications of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded from the Publications Center

The site is available in English and Canadian French.

The publication WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 Program Directory (GI11-2825) is available with your order and on the Web

The publication WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 License Information (LC23-4972) is available with your order and on the Web

Note: Carefully read the WebSphere for z/OS V6.0.1 IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (LC23-4972), a copy of which will be provided to you with the order (hardcopy or electronic format) which may contain terms that supersede the licensed terms included with this program component. IPLA (LC23-4972) details your rights and obligations for the software included in package (LCD-47522).

The following publications are available on the Web

                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 GA22-7957
 V6.0.1 Installing your application
 serving environment
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 SA23-2207
 V6.0.1 Migrating, coexisting, and
 interoperating
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 GA22-7958
 V6.0.1 Setting up the application
 serving environment
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 SA22-7959
 V6.0.1 Developing and deploying
 applications
 
                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 SA22-7961
 V6.0.1 Securing applications and their
 environment
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 SA23-2208
 V6.0.1 Using the administrative clients
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 GA22-7962
 V6.0.1 Administering applications
 and their environment
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 SA22-7963
 V6.0.1 Tuning
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 GA22-7964
 V6.0.1 Troubleshooting and support

The primary delivery for product documentation for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 can be found in the Information Center available from the Library Web page

Customization help is provided within the WebSphere for z/OS Customization Dialogs tool delivered with WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1.

Related WebSphere publications: Related WebSphere Application Server family documentation can be found on the Web


 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Any hardware that supports z/OS 1.4 or z/OSe 1.4, or higher

zSeries® Application Assist Processors (zAAP)

WebSphere Application Server V6.0.1 supports zAAPs. zAAPs are designed to operate asynchronously with the general purpose processors when executing Java™ programming under control of the IBM JVM. The IBM JVM processing cycles can be executed on the configured zAAPS with no anticipated modifications to the Java application(s).

The zAAPs may be purchased and installed on z990 and z890 servers (and follow-on models only). In order to exploit a zAAP, the operating system level must be z/OS V1.6 (or z/OS.e 1.6).

zAAPs must be jointly configured with general purpose processors within logical partitions running z/OS V1.6 or later and cannot exceed the number of general purpose engines on the machine. A customer may order zAAPs up to the number of permanently purchased CPs, (including z990 unassigned CPs or z890 Downgrade — Record Only CPs) on a given machine model. The number of zAAPs ordered may not exceed the limit of available engines in the machine model.

For more details, see the zAAP Redbook at

Software requirements

Operating system

  • z/OS (5694-A01) 1.4, or higher, z/OS.e (5655-G52) V1.4, or higher, operating systems

The following z/OS elements, features, and components must be installed, enabled, and configured:

  • Communications Server (TCP/IP) or equivalent
  • z/OS UNIX® System Services and the hierarchical file system (HFS)
  • Security Server (RACF®) or equivalent security management product
  • System logger
  • System SSL security required when using SSL
  • Workload management in goal mode
  • Resource recovery services
The following z/OS elements, features, and components are optional:
  • IBM HTTP Server for z/OS or equivalent.
  • Security Server Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Server.
  • If your application environment uses a DB2® database, then DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) Server for OS/390® and z/OS, V7 (5675-DB2), or higher is required (may coexist with existing levels of DB2 programs used by other applications).

CICS® Transaction Server (CICS TS)

  • If your application environment uses CICS TS, (5655-147), then CICS TS for OS/390 V1.3, (5655-147), or later, is required.
  • If your application environment accesses CICS TS through the CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) for z/OS, then CICS TG V6.0 (5655-M69) is required.

For details, visit

Information Management System (IMS™) — If your application environment accesses IMS through Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC), or through IMS Connect/Connector for Java, then IMS V8 (5655-C56), or later, and appropriate maintenance is required. If, however, your application environment uses JCA 1.5, than IMS V9 (5655-J38) or later, and appropriate maintenance is required.

For details, visit

Software Development Kit (SDK)

  • SDK 1.4 is shipped embedded with WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1. J2EE 1.4 level of the specification requires SDK 1.4. The service and maintenance for the SDK will be provided via the WebSphere Application Server for z/OS product.
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V6.0.1 supports the embedded SDK in the environment only. In prior versions and releases WebSphere supported the use of the packaged SDK or other source.

WebSphere MQ — If you wish to use the full-function WebSphere MQ for z/OS (5655-F10) program, you must purchase a separate license for WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3.1, or later.

Tools such as the following are separately packaged and priced and can facilitate application development:

  • Rational® Application Developer 6.0
  • Rational Software Architect 6.0
  • Rational Web Developer 6.0

Although z/OS releases z/OS V1.4 and above are supported, it is recommended that you make plans to migrate to the latest release of the z/OS operating system, V1.6, now. For information on the migration, visit the z/OS Migration Web site

For further details, refer to the publications found at the Web site listed in the Publications section of this announcement.

Planning information

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 can be installed independently and will coexist with prior versions of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS.

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel will help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

You may contact your IBM representative for additional assistance at 800-IBM-SERV (800-426-7378), option #2 for software.

This product delivers functionality, Application Client Container, Application Server Tool Kit (AST), Tivoli® Access Manager (TAM), WebSphere Edge and Data Direct JDBC drivers on CD-ROM or down loaded to CD-ROM that is intended for deployment on distributed (non-z/OS) systems. These applications are provided with entitlement for software defect support through a renewable support/subscription license for this product. Requests for defect service should be reported through the IBM Call Centers, specifying WebSphere for z/OS V6.0.1.

The Rational Application Developer (RAD) trial product is delivered on CD-ROM. It is intended for deployment on distributed (non-z/OS) systems. This application is provided as a trial program only. The Web site below describes trial support for Rational and what a customer must do in order to get through the voice leg of entitlement. Visit

Packaging: Program components are delivered by traditional z/OS fulfillment:

  • CBPDO
  • ServerPac

All formal publications are delivered via the Web

In addition to the components intended to run on the z/OS platform there are several which are intended to run on non-z/OS systems. They are described in the following paragraphs.

Shipped on the product tape and installed into the HFS for FTP download and installation on other platforms are 6 downloadable install images, each of which may include as available:

  • Application Server Client
  • DataDirect Technologies JDBC

In addition to the materials on tape there are twenty-six CD-ROMs shipped in the box. All of these CDs are intended to be installed and run on non-z/OS platforms.

There are two primary CDs intended to be run on non-z/OS platforms. Included in this group are the Application Server Toolkit (AST) (2 CDs).

The AST V6.0.1 CD set and the client CD set delivered with this product are the same sets of CDs delivered on other operating systems with WebSphere Application Server V6.0.1.

The AST is intended to be run on non-z/OS (distributed) systems, and support the creation of WebSphere compliant applications that may be deployed on your z/OS system.

There are 24 supplemental CDs intended to be run on non-z/OS platforms. Included in this group are:

  • Edge Components (10 CDs)
  • IBM Rational Application Developer, trial edition (8 CDs)
  • Tivoli Access Manager (6 CDs)

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 provides automated authorization checking and a very strong security implementation for authentication and authorization. It is also designed to provide authentication and authorization service to clients, automatically checking security credentials of all clients accessing WebSphere Application Server for z/OS services. 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

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 is priced per Value Unit.

Software Subscription and Support

The annual price of Software Subscription and Support for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS (5655-F81) depends on the number of Value Unit license entitlements purchased.

ServerPacs

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 and WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation for z/OS, V5.1 cannot be obtained via the same order. Orders must be placed for each product individually, for example, in separate orders. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 can be ordered in ServerPac, which can include other software products. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 can also be ordered in ServerPac alone, with no additional software products.

Production of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 orders will begin on the planned general availability date, March 25, 2005. Shipment dates for orders will be based on order sequence, customized offering selected, production capability, and customer-requested arrival date. Due to the amount of customization of ServerPac orders, shipments will begin approximately two weeks after general availability.

Because the amount of additional customization of SystemPac® orders, shipments will begin approximately four weeks after order and data input verification. For CBPDO orders, shipments will begin one week after general availability. In all cases, no delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed arrival dates are in ESW.

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.

                                                  Value
Program                                           Unit
number         Program name                       exhibit
 
5655-N01       WebSphere Application              VUE007
                Server for z/OS, V6.0.1

For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the "required license capacity". Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The zSeries IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

              MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base           1         3           1
Tier A         4        45           0.45
Tier B        46       175           0.36
Tier C       176       315           0.27
Tier D       316         +           0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

Hardware    Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30            6
MP3000 H50            8
MP3000 H70           12
ESL Models            2

Ordering example: The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected zSeries IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

          Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
            MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU  = Value Units
 
Base          3     *      1.00         =      3.00
Tier A       42     *       .45         =     18.90
Tier B      130     *       .36         =     46.80
Tier C      140     *       .27         =     37.80
Tier D    1,185     *       .20         =    237.00
 
Total     1,500                              343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet: ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

Basic license: To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1

Program PID: 5655-N01

Entitlement                           License Option /
Identifier    Description             Pricing Metric
 
S011GPC       WebSphere Application   Basic OTC, Value Units
               Server for z/OS,
               V6.0.1
 
Orderable Supply ID:   Language       Distribution Medium
 
S011GPB                English        3480 Tape Cartridge

Subscription and Support PID 5655-F81

Entitlement                           License Option /
Identifier    Description             Pricing Metric
 
SOOV3BC       WebSphere Application   Basic ALC, Value Units
               Server for z/OS,       SW No Charge, Decline SW
               V6.0.1                 S&S Per MSU SW S&S
                                      Registration
 
Orderable Supply ID:   Language       Distribution Medium
 
SOOV3BF                English        3480 Tape Cartridge

On/Off Capacity on Demand

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on MSUs-per day usage.

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1

Program PID: 5655-N01

Entitlement                          License Option /
Identifier      Description          Pricing Metric
 
S011GPC         WebSphere            Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                Application Server
                for z/OS, V6.0.1

Customized Offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IPLA. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6443) which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an ongoing recurring charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line is an option for those customers who desire added services.

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 support: Enhanced Support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

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: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Software Maintenance applies: No

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel offering, visit

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM operational support services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

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 (Z125-6611), Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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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.

Information on charges is available at

Select "United States" and then click on "IBMLink 2000".

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1

Program PID: 5655-N01

Entitlement                          License Option /
Identifier    Description            Pricing Metric
 
S011GPC       WebSphere              Basic OTC, Value Units
              Application Server
              for z/OS, V6.0.1

On/Off Capacity on Demand

Entitlement                          License Option /
Identifier    Description            Pricing Metric / OOCoD
 
S011GPC       WebSphere              Temporary Use Charge /
              Application Server     Per MSU-day TUC
              for z/OS, V6.0.1

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-F81

 
Entitlement                          License Option /
Identifier    Description            Pricing Metric
 
S00V3BC       WebSphere              Basic ALC, Value Units SW
              Application Server     S&S No Charge, Decline SW
              for z/OS, V6.0.1       S&S Per MSU SW S&S
                                     Registration

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.
 
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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: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
Redbooks, IMS, developerWorks, iSeries, Electronic Service Agent, and IBMLink are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, S/390, zSeries, RACF, DB2, DB2 Universal Database, OS/390, CICS, Rational, eServer, Tivoli, SystemPac, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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