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IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 delivers a flexible, secure infrastructure to provide a reliable foundation for your Service Oriented Architecture

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-077
April 11, 2006

 

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

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 provides a flexible, secure application infrastructure as the foundation for an SOA. New enhancements include:

  • Full Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 support across all offerings, providing increased application programmer productivity and unbeatable performance
  • Expanded Web services standards support to make interactions more secure, improve application portability between vendors, and give you more flexibility and control
  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) servlet support to extend application reach across functions such as chat/instant messaging and video conferencing
  • New options in the areas of systems management, administrative commands, messaging, and installation, to ensure more productive and less error-prone environments
  • Security enhancements to increase peace of mind and improve ease of use
  • Tools, like the new Automation Toolkit and Console Command Assistant, that enrich the developer experience and help improve time to value

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

Your business can only be as flexible as the IT systems that support it. To thrive in an environment of market volatility and intense competition, you need an IT infrastructure that can cope with constant change. In WebSphere® Application Server for z/OS®, V6.1, you have a foundation for your Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that is flexible and secure enough to cope with any challenge. Continuing IBM's commitment to an open standards-based approach, WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 helps deliver on the promise of SOA by enabling you to:

  • Build and deploy application services quickly and easily
  • Run services in the most secure, scalable, highly available environment
  • Reuse software assets and extend their reach
  • Manage applications effortlessly
  • Grow as needs evolve, leveraging core assets and skills
  • Employ a highly available infrastructure, locked down with mainframe security

Designed for full Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) V1.4, and with compatibility and support for Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0, WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 delivers a range of new features that can help you:

  • Improve time to value and make the most of existing technology skills with more simple, rapid development and deployment.
  • Be confident applications and data are secure, and that you can eliminate lost business opportunities with a more scalable, secure, highly available SOA runtime environment.
  • Improve the flexibility of your business and increase return on investment with extensive communication services.
  • Minimize the cost of managing your environment with effective application management tools.

For customers who need to develop, deploy and manage secure, portable applications that run on a multitude of server and desktop systems, WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 is the premier platform.
 
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Key prerequisites
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 requires z/OS V1.6, or z/OS.e V1.6, or later

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


 
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Planned availability date

June 30, 2006
 
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Description

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 is the foundation of the IBM WebSphere software platform, and a key building block for a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). As the leading J2EE 1.4 and Web services application platform, WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 delivers a high performance transaction engine that can help you build, run, integrate and manage dynamic, On Demand Business applications. Its new and enhanced features deliver the flexible, open, resilient application infrastructure you need for SOA.

Simple, rapid development and deployment

WebSphere Application Server provides a set of rapid development and deployment features to help save precious time and resources. Designed to help increase productivity and get you to production fast, new features in WebSphere Application Server V6.1 include:

  • JDK 5.0 innovations , which introduce significant improvements in programmer productivity, application portability, and performance. The industry specification for J2SE 5.0 (and the IBM implementation as Java Development Kit 5.0) provides programming efficiencies through enhancements in annotations, conversions, monitoring, and management. IBM innovations in the Virtual Machine enhance modularity, profiling, debugging, and serviceability, while other key efficiencies are gained through compile and run-time performance optimizations.
  • A new Automation Toolkit , which provides a full-scale Integrated Development Environment for developing and debugging WebSphere management scripts. Delivered within V6.1 of the Application Server Toolkit, they offer features like color-coded source display, command completion, configuration navigation, and syntax checking. A set of common administrative tasks are also represented in the tools, allowing you to drag and drop tasks into the desired location in the script and have the automation command generated automatically at that point.
  • JSF Widget Library , which helps save development time and expense by providing a set of pre-built functions for use within Web user interfaces. Add features like graphs, data-grids and calendar date-pickers quickly, and with minimum effort, to make your Web user interfaces richer.
  • Installation and deployment enhancements , which come from "Cell out-of-the-box profiles" which allow single-pass creation of a cell environment (deployment manager and federated node) and J2SE 5, which introduces new language features, such as annotations for improved developer productivity. Increased flexibility comes from deployment enhancements, such as install by non-root users and support for the portlet programming model JSR 168, which enables portlet applications to be portable across the WebSphere stack.
  • Tight integration with Rational® tools , which provides a rich, easy to use development environment that deploys directly to WebSphere Application Server V6.1. IBM intends to ship a new version of Rational Application Developer in the third quarter of 2006. IBM also intends to ship WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 in the second half of 2006, bundled with a new Rational toolset. (Refer to the Statement of direction section). As a core part of WebSphere Application Server V6.1, IBM will ship an enhanced version of the Application Server Toolkit for developing applications.
  • Application Server Toolkit (AST) enhancements , which provides basic support for the creation of new applications targeting WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1. This includes wizards and tools for creating new Web applications, Web services, portlets, and EJBs, as well as annotation based programming support, new administration tools for the creation and maintenance of wsadmin Jython files, and tools to edit WebSphere-specific bindings and extensions. AST also provides the tools necessary to develop and export JSR 116 SIP Servlets, including wizards to create SIP Servlets, a rich Deployment Descriptor Editor, and import/export wizards to package and deploy SIP Servlets. Support is also included for the rapid deployment feature, providing an easy mechanism to deploy applications to a running V6.1 server. A comprehensive Unit Test Environment is included, providing all function necessary to deploy and debug applications on WebSphere Application Server V6.1. This support includes a Unit Test Client Web application for easy testing of EJBs and Web services.

Secure, scalable, highly available SOA runtime

WebSphere Application Server V6.1 provides a secure, scalable, and reliable environment for your applications and services. IBM is committed to an open, standards-based approach, and WebSphere Application Server V6.1 reflects this with an open architectural approach and support for a number of key new standards. Not only can you be confident applications and data are secure, you can virtually eliminate lost business opportunities with near-continuous uptime for mission-critical applications. Enhancements in V6.1 include:

  • Ultimate scale and workload prioritization , which is autonomically implemented by harnessing the power of z/OS WLM, which is architected into the application server. z/OS WLM opens and closes application server regions to perform work, as needed. When demands increase, additional regions are opened to handle the extra volume. When demands decrease, the non-necessary regions are closed. Additionally, WebSphere for z/OS integration with z/OS WLM enables workload differentiation to provide high priority workloads greater access to resources, in times of resource constraint.
  • Common Criteria Assurance Level 4 certification (following GA) — IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2 obtained full certification and V6.1 is designed to maintain that certification and is currently in "maintenance mode" evaluation. Certification gives you the confidence that products will be effective in delivering security functions, such as identification and authentication, user data protection, and cryptographic support. Common Criteria is a scheme for independent assessment, analysis, and testing of IT products to a set of security requirements, giving you more assurance that products will be effective in satisfying your security objectives.
  • Security out-of-the-box , which includes default security configurations that are now set out-of-the-box for peace-of-mind right from the start. Single sign on support (SPNEGO) is offered for Windows™ environments, a default user registry is enabled out-of-the-box for better identity management, and by default, a secure service integration bus enforces the use of secure transport protocols.
  • Advanced security support — Mainframe security options continue to deliver the highest level of comfort for customers with mission critical data. With support for RACF® among other security products, transactions and reuse of mainframe assets are simplified and locked down entirely.
  • A Web services interoperability basic security profile and updates to Web Services Security, which ensure Web services interactions are secure.
  • Rich J2EE implementations — IBM implementation of J2SE 5 provides developers with an unparalleled development environment that can increase application programmer productivity, while also improving portability across all JDK 5 platforms, and delivering much faster performance than previous versions. This improved development environment continues to be surrounded by IBM's industry leading J2EE 1.4 compatible runtime environment.
  • JSR 168 , which enables interoperability among portlets and portals. By allowing portlets to be accessed like servlets, via a URL, support for the JSR 168 programming model enables you to run portlets without a full portal server.
  • Performance and high availability — J2SE Development Kit 5 enables WebSphere Application Server V6.1 to deliver substantial performance improvements, and to continue to drive industry benchmarks. The proxy server has also been integrated for cache off-loading, which improves application performance and scalability.
  • Common Criteria Assurance Level 4 certification , which is designed to give you confidence that products will be effective in delivering security functions, such as identification and authentication, user data protection, and cryptographic support. Common Criteria is a scheme for independent assessment, analysis, and testing of IT products to a set of security requirements, which can give you more assurance that products will be effective in satisfying your security objectives.

Extensive communication services

WebSphere Application Server V6.1 enables you to increase your return on investment and improve the flexibility of your business by making application services more reusable and accessible to new users, in new ways. New in V6.1 are:

  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) servlet support — For a new communications experience, SIP servlet support is integrated within WebSphere Application Server V6.1. SIP is being used in IP telephony — the next generation telecommunications network — instant messaging, and IPTV to allow new and existing applications to interact with, or provide infrastructure for, those environments. With the converged servlet engine, you can easily enable converged HTTP and SIP interactions, providing portlets, HTTP servlets, and SIP servlets. SIP tooling is also provided in the Application Server Toolkit to help you more easily build SIP applications.
  • Powerful Web services — WebSphere Application Server V6.1 delivers new Web services standards to help you more securely extend your reach to new environments. The latest enhancements provide better application portability and control, as well as performance improvements, due to faster parsing technology, SOAP/JMS enhancements, and changes to SOAP with Attachments API for Java (SAAJ).
  • Web Services Notification (WS-N) helps standardize the way Web services interact, using "notifications" or "events," and can be thought of as providing a publish/subscribe model for Web services. In addition to helping align Java and non-Java environments, it helps form the basis for event driven architectures built using Web services.
  • Web Services Interoperability Basic Security Profile (WS-I BSP) helps standardize the use of Web services security standards and technology in the development of interoperable Web services.
  • Web Services Security (WS-Security) enhancements offer the start of security interoperability between application server vendors, to help ensure more portable applications.
  • Web Services Business Activity (WS-BA) helps standardize the way transactions are rolled back in a multi-phase commit process. It helps eliminate database locks by establishing trust boundaries between enterprises. Applications, as opposed to databases, can control rollbacks, giving customers more direct control of interactions.
  • Web Services Reliable Messaging (WS-RM) (Statement of direction only) provides a generic and open model for ensuring reliable message delivery for Web services. IBM intends to make a fully supported Web Services Reliable Messaging solution available for WebSphere Application Server V6.1 early in 2007. (Refer to Statement of direction section.)
  • Service integration technology enhancements — WebSphere Application Server V6.1 provides better integration between IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS and the default messaging provider in WebSphere Application Server. You can now add a WebSphere MQ for z/OS queue manager or queue sharing group as a member of a service integration bus. This can help improve availability and simplify administration. WebSphere Application Server V6.1 also allows exploitation of the shared queue capabilities of WebSphere MQ for z/OS and exploitation of the mediation capabilities of IBM WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS from your service integration bus. In addition, WebSphere Application Server V6.1 now provides a choice of message store types used by the messaging engine. It can store persistent data objects either in a database (data store) or a file system (file store). Using the new file store capability can help improve performance and ease configuration and management.

Effective application management

WebSphere Application Server V6.1 helps you to focus resources on innovation, instead of maintenance, and to reduce the costs of managing your environment, with effective, easy-to-use management tools. WebSphere Application Server V6.1 offers:

  • Increased productivity and control — Additional flexibility and new options in the areas of systems management, administrative commands, messaging, and installation free up time for administrators and ensure more productive, less error-prone environments.
  • Simplified administration and maintenance — the new Console Command Assistant saves you time and money by automatically creating scripting commands for you. The IBM HTTP Server for WebSphere Application Server can now be managed from the administrative console. Administration is also simplified through easier security configurations, an enhanced cluster creation wizard, and simplified Database connectivity. The stand-alone thin administrative client offers increased flexibility for ISVs and customers who want to create their own custom WebSphere administration programs.
  • IBM Support Assistant is now bundled with WebSphere Application Server V6.1 for more effective self-help and problem reporting. The Search component searches multiple IBM and non-IBM locations to lead you to the most pertinent support information. Support links provide quick access to appropriate resources such as product pages, support pages and news groups, and the Service component, which enhances submission of IBM service requests by collecting and adding the system data IBM Support needs to analyze the software problem. IBM Support Assistant is designed to allow you to resolve software challenges more quickly, and minimize the business impact of any problem.
  • Help and guidance from a community of users and partners — the ecosystem surrounding applications and their respective application servers is constantly expanding and increasing in importance. WebSphere Application Server V6.1 offers extensive education, documentation and a skilled partner community to help you. V6.1 also offers tighter integration across the IBM software portfolio and introduces additional serviceability and self-help enhancements.

Quality of Service — WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 continues to deliver advanced qualities of service that make it the only deployment option for mission critical workloads.

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

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the products accessibility compliance can be requested via IBM's Web site

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 is capable as of June 30, 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.
 
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Product positioning

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 is designed to combine the best of two worlds:

  • An integrated, open, industry-standards-based J2EE environment.
  • The reliability and availability of the System z™ and S/390® products.

WebSphere Application Server family

The WebSphere Application Server family offers multiple configuration options, and support for multiple business models and deployment platforms. In this way, the WebSphere Application Server family supports a wide range of scenarios, from open source projects with no upfront budget, to simple administration of a single server environment, to a clustered, highly available, high-volume environment with edge-of-network services.

WebSphere Application Server V6.1 configurations are built on a common server foundation that delivers the same full J2EE 1.4/J2SE 5.0 programming model and core application server functionality across the configurations. This offers unparalleled flexibility to grow applications without the cost of re-architecting, reprogramming, and migrating to different technology bases. The product line supports a wide variety of platforms, but WebSphere Application Server for z/OS is the only product to run on the z/OS platform. Configuration options include:

WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 *

A simple, cost-effective solution for developing, deploying, and managing dynamic Web sites and applications. WebSphere Application Server — Express delivers the full J2EE 1.4 programming model, and includes Rational Web Developer, an easy-to-use, visual, application development tool. Designed to meet the unique needs of small to mid-size companies, WebSphere Application Server — Express is limited to 2 CPUs per server and provides a set of integrated applications, wizards and samples to help you get up and running quickly.

WebSphere Application Server V6.1

Optimized to ease administration in a scalable, single-server deployment environment, this core J2EE 1.4 configuration delivers a secure, high-performance transaction engine for dynamic applications. Perfect for stand-alone, departmental applications and Web services, WebSphere Application Server offers unlimited CPUs per server and unbeatable platform coverage.

WebSphere Application Server for Developers V6.1

The functional equivalent of the core WebSphere Application Server configuration, but licensed for development use only, WebSphere Application Server for Developers provides an easy-to-use development environment to build and test On Demand Business applications.

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V6.1

For enterprises that need near continuous availability, advanced management and automated performance optimization for their mission-critical applications, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment delivers an environment that is highly available, dynamically scalable, and easily managed. Building on the core WebSphere Application Server configuration, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment offers:

  • World-class clustering and high availability manager to help eliminate the cost of system downtime.
  • Edge Components which provide sophisticated load balancing, caching and centralized security for enhanced performance at the edge of the network.
  • Advanced Web services capabilities to enable you to connect to systems outside the firewall and across disparate application frameworks.
  • Extended Web services management and advanced remote administration to make management of more complex environments less time and resource-consuming.

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1

Delivers a J2EE application server optimized to utilize the unique qualities of service provided by IBM System z9™ hardware and the z/OS operating system. With the same full J2EE 1.4 programming model as WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, WebSphere Application Server for z/OS brings qualities like close proximity to enterprise data, prioritized workload management, complex transactional integrity, intense scalability, and rich mainframe security, to Java and Web services applications.

New to the WebSphere Application Server family, WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V1.0.1 is a lightweight J2EE application server built on open source, Apache Geronimo technology. Designed to help accelerate development and deployment efforts, it harnesses the latest innovation from the open source community to provide a readily accessible and flexible foundation for building Java applications. WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V1.0.1 is backed by world-class support from IBM (purchased separately), assuring customers of reliable assistance and timely problem resolution from IBM's team of expert support professionals and developers.

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Refer to Statement of direction for delivery information

Integration with System z servers

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

The new zAAP, available on the IBM System z 990 (z990) and System z 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 System z 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 to mission critical data, for high performance, reliability, availability and security
  • Maximize the value of their System z investment through increased system productivity, reducing the demands and capacity requirements on general purpose processors, which may then be available for reallocation to other System z 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 System z workloads.

The IBM JVM processing cycles can be executed on the configured zAAPs with no anticipated modifications to the Java applications. 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 zAAPs. This is dependent upon the amount of Java cycles used by the relevant applications 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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Statement of direction

IBM is targeting to make the following components and configurations of WebSphere Application Server V6.1 and related tools available within the next twelve months:

  • IBM Rational Application Developer and Rational Software Architect are IBM tools that can help you design and develop applications for WebSphere Application Server. As standard, all WebSphere Application Server configurations ship the Application Server Toolkit, which is primarily used for assembling and deploying applications to WebSphere Application Server. The Application Server Toolkit contains a sub-set of Rational Application Developer/Rational Software Architect functionality, since it is based on Eclipse and the Eclipse Web Tools Project.

    In 2006, both WebSphere and Rational plan to release major updates that are designed to be compatible with one another. WebSphere Application Server V6.1 is announced here. Rational is currently planning to ship Rational Application Developer and Rational Software Architect V7.0 in the second half of 2006. The gap between these product releases is intentional and is necessary to meet customer requirements for the WebSphere-specific functionality in Rational Application Developer and Rational Software Architect. During the timeframe between the availability of WebSphere Application Server V6.1 and Rational Application Developer V7.0/Rational Software Architect V7.0, WebSphere customers who need to build and deploy applications to WebSphere Application Server V6.1 should use the Application Server Toolkit. Once V7.0 of the Rational products become available, those projects could be imported from the Application Server Toolkit to Rational Application Developer V7.0/Rational Software Architect V7.0 to take advantage of the added capabilities.

    For a summary of key features in the Application Server Toolkit, refer to the Description section.

  • IBM Web services — In addition to the current Web services support in WebSphere Application Server, and the updates announced here with V6.1, IBM currently intends to release an enhanced Web services solution focused on improving consumability of Web services and providing business value in the Reliable Messaging space, focusing on a solution supporting the Reliable Asynchronous Messaging Profile (RAMP). This capability would be provided as a "plug-in" for customers.

    As part of this Web services "plug-in," IBM plans to release a fully supported Web services Reliable Messaging solution. Reliable Messaging is an important component for Web services. It is designed to deliver the assurance of the completion of message exchanges. Without a Web services standard for providing reliable message delivery, applications currently implement the necessary function in their business logic. This places a burden on developers of business logic, but more importantly can impede interoperability because of inconsistent, differing solutions to a common problem.

  • IBM currently intends to deliver the following items for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 in a post GA timeframe:
    • 64-bit enablement for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
    • A Web server for z/OS, powered by Apache for use with WebSphere Application Server for z/OS

    At the time IBM releases this new function, a new z/OS announcement will be provided.

Product plans referenced in this document may change at any time at IBM's sole discretion, and are not intended to be a commitment to future product or feature availability. All statements regarding IBM future direction or intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only. All information is provided on an as is basis, without any warranty of any kind.
 
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Reference information

For information on WebSphere Application Server V6.1 for non-System z environments, refer to Software Announcement 206-076 , dated April 11, 2006.

For information on WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V1.0.1, refer to Software Announcement 206-070 , dated April 4, 2006.

For information on the Web

Availability of national languages

Description                   Availability date        Language
 
WebSphere Application         June 30, 2006            English/
 Server for z/OS, V6.1                                  Japanese

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 206-077

Trademarks

 
System z, System z9, Processor Resource/Systems Manager, and PR/SM are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, Rational, RACF, S/390, zSeries, OS/390, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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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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 V6.1, or from WebSphere Application Server distributed to WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1

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.

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 delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help customers successfully deploy and integrate IBM's 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 provide your people with 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 provide 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 and search on the product name

Skill based roadmaps can be found at

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

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 publications will be available at June 30, 2006

The primary delivery for product documentation for IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 can be found in the Information Center available from the Library Web page

These publications can be also be ordered from the IBM Publications Center.

                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 GA22-7957
 V6.1 Installing your application
 serving environment
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 SA23-2207
 V6.1 Migrating, coexisting, and
 interoperating
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 GA22-7958
 V6.1 Setting up the application serving
 environment
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 SA22-7959
 V6.1 Developing and deploying
 applications
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 SA22-7961
 V6.1 Securing applications and their
 environment
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 SA23-2208
 V6.1 Using the administrative clients
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 GA22-7962
 V6.1 Administering applications and
 their environment
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 SA22-7963
 V6.1 Tuning guide
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 GA22-7964
 V6.1 Troubleshooting and support

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WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 GI11-2825
 V6.1 Program Directory

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WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 GA22-7908
 V6.1 License Information

Note: Carefully read the WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 IBM International Program License Agreement (GA22-7908), 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.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any hardware that supports z/OS V1.6 or z/OS.e V1.6, or higher.

IBM System z™ Application Assist Processors (zAAP)

zAAPs are attractively priced specialized processing units that provide a strategic z/OS Java™ execution environment for customers who desire the powerful integration advantages and traditional qualities of service of the IBM mainframe platform. zAAP can help you strategically integrate and run new Java-based Web applications with core z/OS business applications and backend database systems, increasing overall system productivity, and ultimately lower the overall cost of computing for running Java technology-based workloads on the platform.

Conceptually, zAAPs are very similar to a System Assist Processor (SAP); they cannot execute an Initial Program Load and can only assist the general purpose Central Processors (CPs) for the execution of Java programming under control of the IBM JVM. However, unlike standard CPs, ICFs, and IFLs, zAAPs can do nothing on their own. For this reason, IBM does not impose software charges on zAAP capacity.

Although not a hard requirement, WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 offers full support for 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 applications.

zAAPs may be purchased and installed on z9 — 109, 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 V1.6).

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, refer to the zAAP Redbook at

Software requirements

Operating system

  • z/OS (5694-A01) V1.6, or higher, z/OS.e (5655-G52) V1.6, or later, operating systems

    Note: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6 can be ordered with or without z/OS.

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)
  • zSeries® File System (zFS) is a z/OS UNIX file system that can be used in addition to the Hierarchical File System (HFS)
  • Security Server (RACF®) or equivalent SAF security management product
  • System logger
  • Resource recovery services

The following z/OS elements, features, and components are optional:

  • IBM HTTP Server for z/OS or equivalent.
  • SecureWay® 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 later, 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 V2.2, (5697-E93), 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 or V6.1 (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, then IMS V9 (5655-J38) or later, and appropriate maintenance is required.

For details, visit

Planning information

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 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

or 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 DVD 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, V6.1. 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.

New for this release is the additional media offering of CDs and DVDs for non SMP-E installable components. Customers will now have the option of ordering the WebSphere Application Server for z/OS with the additional software being on either CD-ROMs or DVDs.

In addition to the materials on tape, there are fifty-four CD-ROMs, or nineteen DVDs. All of CD and DVD media are for installation on non-z/OS platforms.

CD media pack information

The primary CDs for non-z/OS platforms are:

  • WebSphere Application Server Supplements (seven 32-bit CDs)
    • Data Direct Driver (Windows™ only)
    • IBM Support Assistance
    • Application Client
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
  • WebSphere Application Server Supplements (six 64-bit CDs)
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
  • WebSphere Application Server Toolkit (2 CDs)

    The Application Server Toolkit (AST) V6.1 CD set delivered with this product is the same as that delivered with WebSphere Application Server V6.1 for other platforms.

    AST runs on non-z/OS systems, and supports the creation of WebSphere compliant applications that may be deployed on your z/OS system.

    There are thirty-seven supplemental CDs for non-z/OS platforms. Included in this group are:

    • Edge Components (22 CDs)
    • IBM Rational Application Developer, trial edition (8 CDs) — Refer to the Statement of direction for delivery information
    • IBM Tivoli Access Manager (7 CDs)

DVD media pack information

The primary DVDs run on non-z/OS platforms. Included in this group are:

  • The Quick Start Guide (1 DVD)
  • WebSphere Application Server Supplements (7 platform specific 32-bit — 64-bit DVDs)
    • Data Direct Driver (Windows only)
    • IBM Support Assistance
    • Application Client
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
  • WebSphere Application Server Toolkit (1 DVD)

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

  • Edge Components (6 DVDs)
  • IBM Rational Application Developer, trial edition (2 DVDs)
  • IBM Tivoli Access Manager (1 DVD)

The CDs and DVDs are grouped into kits and shipped as follows. Note that some software shipped in operating system specific packages on CD ship in program specific packages on DVD because those DVDs contain software for multiple operating systems.

  • DVD kit numbers
    • LK4T-1420-00 — Optional Material for Windows
    • LK4T-1421-00 — Optional Material for AIX®
    • LK4T-1422-00 — Optional Material for HP-UX
    • LK4T-1423-00 — Optional Material for Linux™
    • LK4T-1426-00 — Optional Material for Solaris
    • LCD8-0509-00 — Rational Agent Controller
    • LCD8-0510-00 — Tivoli Access Manager
    • LCD8-0235-00 — Application Server Toolkit
  • CD kit numbers
    • LK4T-0125-00 — Optional Material for Windows
    • LK4T-1411-00 — Optional Material for AIX
    • LK4T-1412-00 — Optional Material for HP-UX
    • LK4T-1413-00 — Optional Material for Linux
    • LK4T-1414-00 — Optional Material for Solaris
    • LCD8-0243-00 — Rational Agent Controller

This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 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

Charge Metric: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 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, V6.1 can be ordered in ServerPac, which can include other software products, and WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 can also be ordered in Serverpac alone, with no additional software products.

Production of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 orders will begin on the planned general availability date, June 30, 2006. 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. Due to 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.

Program                                               Value unit
number              Program name                      exhibit
 
5655-N01            WebSphere Application             VUE007
                     Server for z/OS, V6.1

For each System z 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 System z 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               Value
                 minimum            maximum            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:

                                    Value
                                    units/
Hardware                            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

                                     Value
                                     units/                Value
              MSUs          *        MSU          =        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.

Program name: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1
Program PID: 5655-N01

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              pricing metric
 
S011GPC             WebSphere                Basic OTC,
                     Application              Value Units
                     Server for
                     z/OS, V6.1

Orderable                                          Distribution
supply ID:                Language                 medium
 
S012JBS                   English                  Media and DVD
S012H8M                   English                  Media and CD

Note: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS executable code is SMP/E installable and is not delivered on CD-ROM or DVD. This code is orderable on media or via electronic delivery. All CD and DVD media are for installation on non-z/OS platforms.

Refer to the Customized offerings section for specific media types.

Subscription and Support PID 5655-F81

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              pricing metric
 
SOOV3BC             WebSphere                Basic ALC,
                     Application              Value Units SW
                     Server for              No Charge,
                     z/OS, V6.1               Decline SW 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, V6.1 is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on MSUs-per day usage.

Program name: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1
Program PID: 5655-N01

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              pricing metric
 
S011GPC             WebSphere                Basic OTC,
                     Application              Per MSU-day TUC
                     Server for
                     z/OS, V6.1

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via customized offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac).

This product is included in CBPDO, ServerPac and SystemPac at general availability.

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for electronic delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. For more details on electronic delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information.

Media type for this software product is chosen during the customized offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest available density tape media be selected. Currently offered media types are:

  • CBPDOs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3590*
  • ServerPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590*
  • SystemPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590*
*
3590 is highest density media, which will ship the fewest number of media

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (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 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 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 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 clarification, note that 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 the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes

For additional information refer to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

The license information: L-GDAI-6N5HZL — WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1

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 available on the IBM eServer platform. These services provide 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 i™ 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. 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. Program name: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1
Program PID: 5655-N01

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              pricing metric
 
S011GPC             WebSphere                Basic OTC,
                     Application              Value Units
                     Server for
                     z/OS, V6.1

Subscription and Support PID 5655-F81

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              pricing metric
 
S00V3BC             WebSphere                Basic ALC,
                     Application              Value Units SW S&S
                     Server for              No Charge,
                     z/OS, V6.1               Decline SW 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. For more financing information, visit


 
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developerWorks, System z, Redbooks, IMS, iSeries, Electronic Service Agent, System i, 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, SecureWay, DB2, DB2 Universal Database, OS/390, CICS, Tivoli, Rational, AIX, SystemPac, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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