IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus V6.0.1 powers your Service-oriented Architecture

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-311
November 22, 2005

 

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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 Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
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At a glance

WebSphere ESB V6.0.1

  • Supports a variety of messaging protocols to exploit a variety of transports and interoperate with the WebSphere family
  • Uses a broad range of interaction models
  • Leverages advanced Web services support to incorporate leading-edge capabilities
  • Takes advantage of a comprehensive clients package to extend your environment
  • Minimizes disruption by using built-in mediation function to handle integration logic
  • Works with WebSphere Integration Developer for rapid development of integration logic
  • Supports many ISV solutions and extensive WebSphere Adapter support
  • Is built on the WebSphere platform foundation

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Overview

IBM WebSphere® Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is a flexible connectivity infrastructure for integrating applications and services, designed to enable the development of a Service-oriented Architecture (SOA). WebSphere ESB is at the heart of an SOA, powering it by reducing the number and complexity of interfaces. It allows you to focus on your core business, rather than your IT.

WebSphere ESB delivers a standards-based integration platform for facilitating connectivity between services. With Web services connectivity, Java™ Message Service (JMS) messaging, and service-oriented integration, you can improve flexibility, minimize disruption by using an enterprise service bus to handle integration logic, and allow intelligent interactions between the business events and end points.

WebSphere ESB is easy to use from both a tools and a runtime perspective. WebSphere Integration Developer, the integrated WebSphere ESB tool that can be purchased separately, delivers an integrated, interactive, and visual development experience that requires minimal programming skills.

You can get up and running quickly with a compelling out-of-the-box experience, that is supported by easy-to-understand samples and comprehensive documentation. The ability to simplify the task of declaring services and defining interconnections and visually compose mediation functions with first-class tool support for intelligent message routing, enrichment, and transformation makes development easier. New role-based administration support makes it easy to manage WebSphere ESB deployments through a simplified user experience for solution administrators.

You can also reduce the time required to see a return on your investment. As a cost-effective solution for services integration, WebSphere ESB allows you to leverage your SOA investments by providing a flexible integration infrastructure to unlock the value of existing investments. WebSphere ESB facilitates the dynamic reconfiguration of service interactions to meet changing business needs. Extensive WebSphere Adapter support allows connection to hundreds of ISV solutions. Pre-built mediation function saves time and development costs.
 
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Key prerequisites

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Planned availability dates
  • December 29, 2005 (electronic software delivery: U.S. English).
  • January 27, 2006 (media, U.S. English only).

 
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Description

WebSphere ESB delivers the following capabilities in the Web services environment:

  • Facilitates interactions between service interaction end points using different protocols (for example: SOAP over HTTP, SOAP over JMS, JMS, and JCA adapters).
  • Supports creation on mediations between those end points that can transform, log, and route the message.
  • Supports Web services connectivity, messaging, and service-oriented integration to underpin interactions between end points in SOA-based applications beyond the basic connectivity options offered by the interaction protocols used in an SOA.
  • Is easy to use from initial configuration of the ESB runtime to modeling of enterprise service bus-based mediated interactions for testing, deployment, and administration of enterprise service bus-based solutions.
  • Reduces the time required to see a return on your investment when developing and managing ESB-based solutions by providing pre-defined solution elements such as mediation components and enabling the use of adapters to a large set of applications.
  • Delivers seamless integration with the WebSphere platform, exploiting WebSphere scalability and high availability as well as administration and configuration features.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Features of IBM WebSphere ESB that support use by people with disabilities include:

  • The ability to use assistive technologies such as screen readers and screen magnifier software
  • Facilities to customize display attributes such as color, contrast, and font size
  • The capability of operating the system using only the keyboard

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere ESB is capable as of January 27, 2006, 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. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site at


 
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Product positioning

WebSphere delivers several software products to meet your diverse integration needs as they span varying programming models, qualities of service, and multiple data types. Whether you are looking to create a single application or implement an enterprise-wide SOA, IBM designs WebSphere to meet your evolving needs.

WebSphere ESB delivers Web services connectivity, JMS messaging, and service-oriented integration for fast implementation and deployment of an enterprise service bus without the need for programming.

  • WebSphere Application Server is the leading J2EE application server and development environment, and includes a built-in JMS engine, for messaging between J2EE applications.
  • WebSphere MQ, available on more than 80 platform configurations, offers the core of application integration connectivity, and integrates many differing platforms, systems, and applications. It delivers heterogeneous messaging, extending your enterprise service bus with assured, reliable message delivery.
  • WebSphere Message Broker makes full use of the transport and connectivity options delivered by WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Application Server, and allows additional routing and transformation capabilities to implement an advanced enterprise service bus.
  • WebSphere Event Broker lets you rapidly build a flexible, extensible, and secure infrastructure that leverages applications and devices across heterogeneous platforms through distributing real-time information from disparate sources of information. It delivers a powerful new means to unify organizations by extending WebSphere MQ messaging transport with other protocols, including those for enterprise, real-time, telemetry, mobile, and multicast end points.
  • WebSphere Process Server, which is built using WebSphere ESB, offers a rich and comprehensive SOA-based process integration solution, built on top of the industry's leading J2EE runtime, delivering process design and deployment as well as management capabilities to extend any choice of application infrastructure and application integration, but ideal for extending the service-oriented integration delivered by WebSphere ESB to solve higher-level business problems.
  • WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition enhances WebSphere MQ with end-to-end, application-level data protection features. It enables enterprise-wide, remote management of security polices on your MQ network and can be deployed to existing production environments without changes to existing WebSphere MQ applications.
  • WebSphere Partner Gateway delivers an environment for the creation and management of supply chain partners being integrated to the business, as well as providing the support to send and receive multiple data types over multiple choices protocol and transport layers. Whether you need to connect to just one or two key supply chain partners or whether you need to define a network of potentially thousands of partners, there are editions of this offering to meet your needs.
  • WebSphere Portal delivers a single point of personalized interaction with applications, content, processes and people, integrating business processes and portal users via orchestrated workflow, and therefore helping to build scalable and reliable portals that improve employee productivity and increase customer loyalty.

The IBM market-leading application integration software including WebSphere MQ, WebSphere ESB, and WebSphere Message Broker helps organizations:

  • Quickly and economically address business integration issues
  • Become more agile and take rapid advantage of new business opportunities
  • Stay flexible
  • Maintain customer orientation
  • Gain competitive position advantage

WebSphere ESB allows organizations to maximize flexibility as an integrated, On Demand Business by:

  • Routing messages between services
  • Converting transport protocols between requestor and service
  • Transforming message formats between requestor and service
  • Handling business events from disparate sources
  • Improving time to value with an integrated, interactive, and visual development environment that reduces the need for programming skills

SOA and an enterprise service bus

In an SOA, a connectivity layer often referred to as an enterprise service bus optimizes information distribution between service requesters and service providers. Each enterprise can deploy its own unique enterprise service bus, reflecting how far it has advanced toward becoming an On Demand Business.

Some users may find that simple messaging based connectivity between well-matched applications delivers the aspects of integration that they require to implement an effective enterprise service bus. Other users may find that to extend these capabilities out into their wider deployed infrastructure, they realize value of other parts of the WebSphere software portfolio. As key members of the WebSphere software portfolio, WebSphere ESB and WebSphere Message Broker enable your users to begin deploying your enterprise service bus today.

These programs help maximize the value of your IT investment by broadening the range of environments this connectivity layer can reach, such as hardware and operating system platforms, and beyond more standardized programming models such as J2EE and .NET.

The proven delivery mechanisms of WebSphere MQ and the JMS messaging resources delivered by WebSphere Application Server, and available in WebSphere ESB, extend the reach of the enterprise service bus with reliable connectivity throughout the enterprise for connecting and integrating virtually any type of application or system. WebSphere Application Server messaging resources offer a best-of-breed Java Message Service (JMS) implementation for use with connecting to J2EE-hosted applications. WebSphere MQ seamlessly extends those messaging resources to non-J2EE environments to integrate virtually anything, across more than 80 platforms. WebSphere ESB can make use of both types of messaging environment as required.

WebSphere ESB delivers an enterprise service bus that will connect applications that have standards based interfaces in order to power your SOA. WebSphere ESB is used in conjunction with WebSphere Integration Developer, which is designed with ease of use in mind and requires minimal programming skills, based around an interactive visual environment. To create a true enterprise service bus, WebSphere ESB also supports seamless integration with the WebSphere software stack, enabling you to move up the stack to solve more complex business problems, as well as the Web services-based integration delivered by WebSphere ESB.

WebSphere Message Broker adds services such as content-based message routing and transformation, as well as support for a range of message distribution options and protocols to improve their flexibility and performance. These features allow WebSphere Message Broker to extend the standardized integration features of an enterprise service bus out to encompass all business systems and applications, making full use of the IT assets of the business, and even allowing better integration with the applications and business processes of business partners.

WebSphere software delivers integration capabilities that enable you to begin reaping the benefits of SOAs and begin deploying end-to-end environments that deliver the benefits of an enterprise service bus across all of a business infrastructure today.

IBM can help you to grow project-by-project toward an On Demand Business. WebSphere MQ, WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere ESB, and WebSphere Message Broker play a pivotal role in creating SOAs and will continue to do so as IBM delivers enhanced capabilities to accelerate the deployment of enterprise service buses that span the entire IT ecosystem.
 
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Statement of direction

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

Refer to Software Announcement 205-309 , dated November 22, 2005.

Trademarks

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

 
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Additional detail

Advanced connectivity for SOA end points

WebSphere® ESB supports advanced interactions between service end points on the following levels:

  • Broad connectivity: WebSphere ESB enables you to connect interaction end points using a variety of interaction protocols (for example, JMS 1.1) and APIs. It supports interactions via JMS 1.1 implemented in WebSphere Platform Messaging as well as SOAP over HTTP(S) and SOAP over JMS. It allows interoperation with the WebSphere family (WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere MQ, and WebSphere Message and Event Brokers) and can leverage WebSphere Adapters for capture and dissemination of business events.

    The Message Clients for C/C++ and for .NET enable non-Java™ applications to connect to the enterprise service bus and the Web Services Client is a JAX-RPC-like Web services client for C++ to enables users to connect to Web services hosted on WebSphere from within a C++ environment. Features at this level can be used to perform basic protocol conversion between interaction end points where the protocol used by the requester to dispatch their requests (for example, SOAP over HTTP) is different from that of the service provider that is to handle those requests (for example, SOAP over JMS).

  • Spectrum of Interaction Models: WebSphere ESB supports a range of interaction models including request/reply, point-to-point, and publish/subscribe-style interactions. It supports WS-* Standards including WS-Security and WS-Atomic Transactions and includes a UDDI 3.0 Registry that can be used to publish and manage service end point metadata.
  • Mediation services: WebSphere ESB supports mediation of interactions between end points beyond protocol conversion; it enables handling of integration logic processing in the enterprise service bus instead of in the interacting end points. That includes support for content and context-based routing of messages that are exchanged via the enterprise service bus as well as other operations on those messages such as logging or transformation of those messages.

    Pre-built mediation functions allow mediations to be visually composed and include XML transformation, message logging, message routing, and database lookup. You can augment the function offered by the supplied primitives by programming your own "custom mediation functions."

    Supplied mediation functions are:

    • Fail, which throws an exception and terminates the path through the mediation flow.
    • Stop, which silently terminates the path through the mediation flow.
    • MessageFilter, which compares the content of the message to a list of XPath expressions configured by the user, and routes the message to the next mediation primitive based on the result. The integration developer can use this primitive in conjunction with the Stop primitive to create a filter.
    • XSLT, which transforms messages according to transformations defined by an XSL style sheet.
    • DatabaseLookup, which searches values from a database and stores them as elements, identified by XPath expressions, in the message.
    • MessageLogger, which logs an XML copy of the message to a database for future retrieval or audit. The integration developer customizes the message primitives (for example, by naming the database to be searched or by providing the XSL style sheet).

Ease of use

WebSphere ESB and WebSphere Integration Developer are designed to get you up and running quickly with comprehensive documentation, easy-to-understand samples, and compelling out-of-the-box experience. WebSphere Integration Developer delivers an easy-to-use tool that requires minimal programming skills to perform the typical tasks of an integration developer when modeling, testing, configuring, and deploying enterprise service bus-based applications. Integration developers declare interaction end points and, using graphical modeling tools in WebSphere Integration Developer, describe the envisioned interconnections between service requesters and providers.

In addition, the message flows between them along those connections often involving a set of mediations that need to be applied to make the interactions work. Mediation flows are assembled from a set of pre-defined mediation functions that are configured to perform the required message routing, enrichment, and transformation operations. Mediated interactions can be unit tested in the WebSphere Integration Developer environment before they are deployed in the WebSphere ESB runtime environment.

The WebSphere ESB administration console enables solution administrators to manage WebSphere ESB deployments with new role-based administration support that offers a simplified user experience for this user role as well as full access to the underlying WebSphere administration capabilities via progressive disclosure of functions.

Reduced time required to see a return on investment

WebSphere ESB delivers an entry-level, cost-effective solution for services integration; it supports implementation of the ESB architecture pattern which enables users to leverage existing IT investments by quickly building a flexible integration infrastructure to extend the value of existing investments. The product's extensive business and IT standards support facilitates greater interoperability and portability and allows you to utilize first-class support for hundreds of ISV solutions as well as extensive WebSphere Adapter support, including new JCA-based adapters. The complementary WebSphere Integration Developer tools considerably shorten the development cycle for message flows between integration end points; pre-supplied mediation functions allow message flows to be visually composed and include XML transformation, message logging, message filtering, database lookup, and custom.

WebSphere ESB managed interactions can be dynamically reconfigured to meet changing business processing loads by modifying interconnections and message flow interaction logic in WebSphere Integration Developer or to some degree in the WebSphere ESB administration console; interaction end points can be dynamically added or replaced without affecting the rest of the enterprise service bus-based applications.

Seamless integration with the WebSphere platform

WebSphere ESB fully leverages the capabilities of the underlying WebSphere Application Server and inherits its qualities of service, workload balancing, clustering, high availability, and scalability features. Through the deep integration with WebSphere Application Server it also inherits integration with Tivoli's security, directory, and systems management offerings and includes Tivoli® Access Manager (for optional use, to deliver a secure, unified, and personalized experience that will help manage growth and complexity) and Tivoli Directory (for optional use, as an LDAP server).

WebSphere ESB integrates with IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for SOA for added monitoring and management capabilities. The product uses the common WebSphere Administrative Console to enable system management across WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere ESB, and WebSphere Process Server. Customers with the appropriate skills can take full advantage of the underlying capabilities of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment.

WebSphere ESB can be used in combination with an existing WebSphere MQ messaging installation to integrate new environments in an open, standards-based way; it interoperates with WebSphere Message Broker and that can be used to implement complex topologies, with WebSphere ESB handling standards-based Web service interactions and WebSphere Message Broker taking care of non-Web services application integration.

Because WebSphere ESB shares development and administration tools with WebSphere Process Server, it is easy to start building an SOA infrastructure on WebSphere ESB and add more advanced service composition and orchestration capabilities supported in WebSphere Process Server if and when they are required.

Finally, WebSphere ESB offers seamless integration with the WebSphere platform. Because it is built on top of the market-leading WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, WebSphere ESB leverages WebSphere qualities of service: clustering, fail-over, systems management, and security. Common tooling and administration means the move from WebSphere ESB to WebSphere Process Server is painless, and integration with IBM Tivoli security and systems management offerings delivers world-class security and systems management capability.

Consulting and services

IBM Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our WebSphere lab-based services and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM Services extends our reach through IBM Business Partners to deliver an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

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Education support

IBM delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help customers successfully deploy and integrate WebSphere Application and Integration middleware products to their maximum potential.

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education available to help your company prosper in today's competitive marketplace. We take pride in our ability to deliver successful education programs that give your people the skills necessary to make your business profitable using IBM software.

The IBM education team works closely with IBM product developers and IBM services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. We draw from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students.

For more information about available education offerings, refer to the Web site

Role-based skills roadmaps can be found on this page


 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus publications will be available at

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 20 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.

News of many publications may be subscribed to via Mysupport.

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Limitations: WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus V6.0.1 is available in U.S. English only. The product delivers basic enablement support for all locales.

WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus V6.0.1 will deliver translations for the following national languages:

  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Simplified Chinese (GB18030 compliant)
  • Traditional Chinese

Translations for WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus will be made available as a Fix Pack on March 30, 2006.

For additional information refer to Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Planning information

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

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

  • Welcome card
  • WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus CD-ROMs
    • CD1 is the primary CD for installing WebSphere ESB on AIX®, HP-UX, Linux™ on Intel™, Linux on pSeries® and iSeries™, Linux on zSeries®, Solaris, and Windows™ platforms.
    • CD2 contains:

      Message Service Clients for Linux on Intel and Windows:

      • IBM Message Service Client for .NET (XMS)
      • IBM Message Service Client for C/C++ (XMS)
      • IBM Web Services Client for C++ (WSCC)

      IBM Eclipse Help System 3.0.3

      IBM HTTP Server 6.0

      Data Direct Technologies JDBC Drivers for Microsoft™ SQL Server 2000

      Web server Plug-ins 6.0

      Application Client for WebSphere Application Server 6.0

  • Supplemental CD-ROMs licensed for use with WebSphere ESB
    • WebSphere Edge Components V6.0 for AIX, HP-UX, Linux on Intel, Linux on pSeries and iSeries, Solaris, and Windows
    • IBM Tivoli Directory Server V5.2 for AIX, HP-UX, Linux on Intel, Linux on pSeries and iSeries, Solaris, and Windows
    • IBM Tivoli Access Manager V5.1 for AIX, HP-UX, Linux on Intel, Linux on pSeries and iSeries, Solaris, and Windows
    • DB2 Universal Database® Enterprise Server Edition V8.2 for AIX, HP-UX, Linux on Intel, Linux on pSeries and iSeries, Solaris, and Windows

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere ESB uses the security and auditability features of the respective operating systems.

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              Process          WebSphere Enterprise
 Enterprise Service      Integration     Service Bus
 Bus
 
                                        Charge unit
Program name           PID number       description
 
WebSphere              5724-I82         SubCapacity Processor
 Enterprise Service
 Bus
WebSphere              5724-I82         SubCapacity Processor
 Enterprise Service
 Bus
WebSphere              5724-I82         Processors
 Enterprise Service
 Bus
WebSphere              5724-I82         Processor Day
 Enterprise Service
 Bus
WebSphere              5724-I82         Processors
 Enterprise Service
 Bus

Charge metrics definitions

Processor

In Full Capacity charging — Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) must be acquired for all activated "processors" (available for use) that are on the server where the Program or a component of the program is run.

  1. If there are Program Components included in the offering whose function is not to be included in the charge metric, these must be listed in the Program-unique Terms of the License Information.
  2. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  3. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called "cores") to be active on a single silicon chip. Unless otherwise announced, with multi-core technology, IBM considers each "core" to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  4. In the zSeries Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) environment, each IFL engine is considered a single "physical processor."
  5. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does NOT affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where "blade" technology is employed, each "blade" is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.

"Per processor" charging under Sub-capacity (when available)

Required authorized use for eligible programs is based upon the highest observed daily utilization of the partition(s) where the program or a component of the program, executes during a reporting period as measured by an IBM license management tool. IBM license management tool use is required for your submission of periodic reports to IBM. For each sub-capacity eligible software program, the required authorized use is re-evaluated based upon the quarterly sub-capacity reports submitted to IBM.

  • The number of authorizations you must acquire is the smaller value of either of the following methods:
    • The total number of active (available for use) processors in the machine, or
    • The sum of (1) and (2) as follows (any remaining fraction of a processor must be rounded up to a full processor in the final aggregation)
      1. When a program is run in partitions with dedicated processors, the sum of the Processing Units of those partitions, and
      2. When a program is run in partitions that are members of a Shared Processing Pool, the smaller of:
        • The number of processors assigned to the pool, or
        • The sum of the Virtual Processors of each Uncapped Partition plus the Processing Units in each Capped Partition running a program.
  • z/VM® Guest Charging
    • The total number of active (available for use) processors in the machine, or
    • The sum of (1) and (2) as follows (any remaining fraction of a processor must be rounded up to a full processor in the final aggregation)
      1. When a program is run in VM Guests with dedicated processors, the sum of the Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines of those VM Guests, and
      2. When a program is run in VM Guests that are members of a Shared Processing Pool (z/VM), the smaller of:
        • The number of processors assigned to the z/VM pool, or
        • The sum of the IFL engines in each z/VM pool running a program.

Notes

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called "cores") to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each "core" to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. In the zSeries Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) environment, each IFL engine is considered a single "physical processor."
  4. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does NOT affect the count of physical processors

Passport Advantage program licenses

WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus

                                                       Part
Description                                            number
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UFLL
 Linux on zSeries Processor(s)
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UCLL
 Processor(s) License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UELL
 Processor(s) from WebSphere
 Application Server Network
 Deployment Trade Up Processor(s)
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UHLL
 Linux on zSeries Processor(s)
 from WebSphere Application Server
 Network Deployment Linux on
 zSeries Processor(s) Trade Up
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       E02BZLL
 Processor(s) SW Maintenance
 Annual Renewal
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       E02C0LL
 Linux on zSeries Processor(s) SW
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UDLL
 Processor(s) SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UGLL
 Linux on zSeries Processor(s) SW
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56Y9LL
 Processor(s) from Qualified
 Competitor Trade Up Processor(s)
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56Y8LL
 Linux on zSeries Processor(s) from
 Qualified Competitor Trade Up Processor(s)
 License and SW Maintenance 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

                                                       Part
Description                                            number
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus V6.0.1
 
Media Pack English U.S. Windows 2000,                  BA0GPNA
 SUSE Linux, Windows XP, Solaris
 (Sun Microsystems), Windows
 Server 2003, Linux for zSeries
 Enterprise Servers (Mainframes),
 AIX 5L(TM), V5, Red Hat Linux,
 HP-UX 11.x, Linux for x86Series
 Intel-based servers CD
 ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660
 Standard V6.0.1

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.

WS Enterprise Service Bus V6.0.1

Entitled maintenance   Media packs                 Part
offerings description  description                 number
 
WebSphere Enterprise   WS Enterprise Service       BA0GPNA
 Service Bus Linux on   Bus English U.S. Windows
 z Processor            2000, SUSE Linux,
                        Windows XP, Solaris
                        (Sun Microsystems),
                        Windows Server 2003,
                        Linux for zSeries
                        Enterprise Servers
                        (Mainframes), AIX 5L,
                        V5, Red Hat Linux,
                        HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                        x86Series Intel-based
                        servers CD ROM Digital
                        Disk — ISO 9660
                        Standard
 
WebSphere Enterprise   WS Enterprise Service       BA0GPNA
 Service Bus Linux on   Bus English U.S. Windows
 z SubCap Processor     2000, SUSE Linux,
                        Windows XP, Solaris
                        (Sun Microsystems),
                        Windows Server 2003,
                        Linux for zSeries
                        Enterprise Servers
                        (Mainframes), AIX 5L,
                        V5, Red Hat Linux,
                        HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                        x86Series Intel-based
                        servers CD ROM Digital
                        Disk — ISO 9660
                        Standard
 
WebSphere Enterprise   WS Enterprise Service       BA0GPNA
 Service Bus Proc       Bus English U.S. Windows
                        2000, SUSE Linux,
                        Windows XP, Solaris
                        (Sun Microsystems),
                        Windows Server 2003,
                        Linux for zSeries
                        Enterprise Servers
                        (Mainframes), AIX 5L,
                        V5, Red Hat Linux,
                        HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                        x86Series Intel-based
                        servers CD ROM Digital
                        Disk — ISO 9660
                        Standard
 
WebSphere Enterprise   WS Enterprise Service       BA0GPNA
 Service Bus            Bus English U.S. Windows
 SubCapacity Processor  2000, SUSE Linux,
                        Windows XP, Solaris
                        (Sun Microsystems),
                        Windows Server 2003,
                        Linux for zSeries
                        Enterprise Servers
                        (Mainframes), AIX 5L,
                        V5, Red Hat Linux,
                        HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                        x86Series Intel-based
                        servers CD ROM Digital
                        Disk — ISO 9660
                        Standard

Cross-platform product for use on zSeries

Order the part numbers that follow when there is an intention to acquire this cross-platform product for deployment on the zSeries/S/390® platform. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement. The distinction is to identify the planned deployment platform.

                                                       Part
Program name/Description                               number
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UHLL
 Linux on zSeries Processor(s)
 from WebSphere Application Server
 Network Deployment Linux on
 zSeries Processor(s) Trade Up
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UFLL
 Linux on zSeries Processor(s)
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       E02C0LL
 Linux on zSeries Processor(s) SW
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UGLL
 Linux on zSeries Processor(s) SW
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12
 Months
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56USLL
 Linux on zSeries SubCapacity
 Processor License & SW
 
 Maintenance 12 Months
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UULL
 Linux on zSeries SubCapacity
 Processor from WebSphere
 Application Server Network
 Deployment SubCapacity Processor
 Trade Up License & SW Maintenance
 12 Months
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       E02C5LL
 Linux on zSeries SubCapacity
 Processor SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UTLL
 Linux on zSeries SubCapacity
 Processor SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56Y8LL
 Linux on zSeries Processor from
 Qualified Competitor Trade Up
 License and SW Maintenance 12
 Months

Sub-capacity

WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus

                                                       Part
Program name/Description                               number
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56USLL
 Linux on zSeries SubCapacity
 Processor License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UPLL
 SubCapacity Processor License &
 SW Maintenance 12 Months
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       E02C5LL
 Linux on zSeries SubCapacity
 Processor SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       E02C4LL
 SubCapacity Processor SW
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UTLL
 Linux on zSeries SubCapacity
 Processor SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UQLL
 SubCapacity Processor SW
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12
 Months
 
                                                       Part
Program name/Description                               number
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56URLL
 SubCapacity Processor from
 WebSphere Application Server
 Network Deployment SubCapacity
 Processor Trade Up License and
 SW Maintenance 12 Months

Sub-capacity for selected middleware products

Sub-capacity licensing on a per-processor basis is available for selected middleware products. To offer sub-capacity licensing, IBM software products implement IBM Tivoli License Manager within their offerings so that customers can monitor and report quarterly to IBM on their use of the programs on a continuous basis.

More information can be found on the Passport Advantage Web site

Eligibility requirements for sub-capacity licensing

To be eligible for Sub-capacity licensing terms on this product, you must agree to install and configure IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software, in accordance with the IBM Tivoli License Manager publications, and to enable the collection of program use data on all eligible machines subject to Sub-capacity terms.

For those machines running programs with Sub-capacity licensing terms, you must use IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software to monitor program use and submit to IBM an IBM Use Report each calendar quarter. Multiple copies of IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software or IBM Tivoli License Manager are not required. You can use more copies if you need them to support your operational environment, but only one copy is required to monitor all your sub-capacity licensed products.

Additionally, if this is the first product you have licensed under sub-capacity terms, you must agree to the terms of an attachment to your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express contract and submit a new Passport Advantage enrollment form. First-time Sub-capacity clients also have an opportunity to ensure a Primary Business Contact is established for their contracts.

For more information on required and entitled license capacity, license requirements and reporting refer to Software Announcement 205-093 , dated April 19, 2005.

If you order (this product) under sub-capacity terms, IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software will be made available to you if you do not already have one. You must install and configure this tool for your sub-capacity products. Alternately, you can use Tivoli License Manager. Once the license manager software is installed, you will be required to register online (IBM may need to contact you in order to finalize the registration process). You must monitor program use on a continuous basis with an IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software and submit IBM Use Reports to IBM on a calendar quarterly basis.

IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software is documented in the following customer publications, which are available from IBM Publications Center at

                                                  Form
Publication                                       number
 
Planning, Installation, and                       SC32-1431
 Configuration
Administration                                    SC32-1430
Problem Determination                             SC32-9102
Data Dictionary                                   SC32-1432
Release Notes(R)                                  SC32-1429

For IBM Tivoli License Manager configuration guidance and instructions for specific products (including this product) acquired with sub-capacity terms, refer to

The Web site will give you information about how to set up the product for detection by IBM Tivoli License Manager, any required maintenance, and any required steps that are unique to this product.

On/Off Capacity on Demand

IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus

                                                       Part
Description                                            number
 
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus                       D56UWLL
 Processor Day On Off Capacity on
 Demand Temporary Use Charge

 
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Terms and conditions

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

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. (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 number

Program name           Program number     Form number
 
WebSphere Enterprise   5724-I82           L-TMAN-6HAEH3
 Service Bus

On or near the planned availability date, the LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

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.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, 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.

  • For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the Program.
  • For programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

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

Usage restriction: Yes

Charging and License Use Management

Charges for authorized use of the program are based on Processor License Units (PLUs). The use of the program on any server machine requires one PLU to be acquired (from IBM or an IBM Business Partner) for each processor or symmetric multiprocessor contained in the server machine on which any copy of the program is to run. PLUs are required for every server machine on which the program is installed. You are also required to obtain a corresponding number of additional PLUs if the program installation is moved to a server machine with a greater number of processors, or if any additional processors are added to the server machine on which the program is installed.

Failure to comply with requirement for the appropriate number of PLUs will invalidate the terms of this license. License Use Management software is used to monitor compliance.

No separate server authorizations are required to license any other component part of the Program.

You should retain your original product and all Passport Advantage documents as Proof of Entitlement.

License terms and conditions

The license for WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus contains numerous usage restrictions. For complete details on license information and usage restrictions, refer to

The license for this offering will be available on the date of electronic software delivery.

Software maintenance applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service provides voice and electronic access to 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, if 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, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

iSeries Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

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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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 available on the IBM eServer® platform. These services offer the opportunity for 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 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 may result in 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. 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


 
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Order now

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

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

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: YE001

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

 
developerWorks, iSeries, AIX 5L, IBMLink, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, Tivoli, Passport Advantage, AIX, pSeries, zSeries, DB2 Universal Database, z/VM, S/390, Notes, Lotus, and eServer 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.
 
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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