IBM WebSphere Business Monitor V6.0.2 adds productivity enhancements

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-254
October 10, 2006

 

 ENUS206-254.PDF (57KB)

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

IBM WebSphere Business Monitor V6.0.2 delivers:

  • Customizable dashboard, implemented as WebSphere Portal pages, that are visually intuitive
  • Multidimensional analysis and reports supported through the dashboards, with embedded business intelligence
    • Creates customized analytic components that monitors existing business processes
    • Allows user to do multidimensional analysis
  • Capability to monitor specified by the business user
    • Adaptive Action Manager invokes selected real-time action or set of actions based upon predefined rules and policies
  • User controlled filtering of the reports
  • Sophisticated business analysis integrated with business processes
  • Innovation and optimization enhanced in key business processes
  • Capability to understand and transform your business through insightful business modeling, simulation, and analysis — enabled with WebSphere Business Modeler Advanced
  • A collection of business events in a Common Base Event (CBE) format you can correlate into meaningful key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics

For ordering, contact:

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

IBM WebSphere® Business Monitor lets you monitor business events in real-time by providing key users with a visual display of business process status together with alerts and notifications. WebSphere Business Monitor is tightly integrated with both WebSphere Business Modeler and WebSphere Process Server.

What's new in V6.0.2

  • Enhanced Business Activity Monitoring (BAM): Users have the ability to monitor events beyond WebSphere Process Server. By creating an event emitter, any application that is identified as business critical can now be monitored.
  • Improved dashboards: The monitor dashboard supports updates to and personalization of key performance indicators (KPI) thresholds.
  • WebSphere Business Monitor Development Toolkit: A graphical editor, which allows users to develop and test a monitoring model within the WebSphere Integration Developer environment. Included is one restricted use license of WebSphere Integration Developer. If you require additional development environments for the WebSphere Business Monitor, then you will need to purchase new or use existing licenses of WebSphere Integration Developer.
  • Business monitor programming model: A monitoring model can be expressed in XML format.
  • Improved administration: Users have a step-by-step guide for deploying a monitoring model.
  • Improved versioning support: Users have better control of change management of a monitoring model.
  • WebSphere network deployment: Users can install WebSphere Business Monitor in a WebSphere network deployment topology enabling high availability of monitoring models.
  • Improved installation: The installation process is simplified and reduces the complexity, size, and duration of the installation.

 
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Key prerequisites
  • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 or Windows 2003
  • AIX® V5.2 or AIX V5.3

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Planned availability dates
  • V6.0.2 (English)
    • December 22, 2006 — Electronic delivery
    • January 26, 2007 — Media delivery
  • V6.0.2.1 (National language)
    • March 30, 2007 — Electronic delivery
    • April 20, 2007 — Media delivery

Note: WebSphere Business Monitor includes prerequisite and complementary products. For all availability dates specified in this announcement, the bundled prerequisite and complementary products will include translations for the following languages (if available): French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
 
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Description

New features and enhancements in WebSphere Business Monitor V6.0.2

Enhanced Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)

Prior releases limited users to monitoring Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) applications running in WebSphere Process Server. Users now have the ability to monitor events emitted by additional event sources.

Improved dashboards

The monitor dashboard interface has been extended to support updates to and personalization of key performance indicators (KPI) thresholds as expectations and the business environment changes. In addition, KPIs can now be defined with respect to business dimensions such as time period, location, and organization.

WebSphere Business Monitor Development Toolkit

The monitoring model editor lets you use a graphical editor to create and develop a monitoring model in XML. The editor uses monitoring models from the WebSphere Business Modeler as input as well as BPEL events from the WebSphere Integration Developer. In addition, this new editor will allow for users to import Common Base Event (CBE) definitions from any source in order to do a level of business activity monitoring on that source. This tool is targeted for a technical user who is familiar with the events being emitted by the source applications and who can define business requirements for business measures, alerts, and dimensional analysis.

Monitor programming model

The business monitor programming model now allows for a monitoring model to be expressed in an XML format. This provides a well-defined format for describing the processing of events, calculation of business measures, and detection of business situations.

WebSphere Business Monitor now provides a lightweight monitor installation option to accelerate the development and validation of monitoring models. Technical users can quickly make changes to monitoring models, send events to the monitor, and then view the results of processing through a simple user interface.

Improved administration

The administration capabilities now provide users with a step-by-step guide for deploying a monitoring model. In addition to an administration console view, a non-GUI interface allows users the ability to script administration capabilities.

Improved versioning support

Versioning has been enhanced to allow users a better level of change management. When a user makes changes to a monitoring model, they now have the ability to have active instances continue using the old version and new instances using the new version.

WebSphere network deployment

Support for installing WebSphere Business Monitor in a WebSphere network deployment topology is now available. Individual monitoring models can run on separate servers and monitoring servers can be federated into a WebSphere Application Server network deployment cell. New support for clustering of monitoring models provides failover functionality, eliminating single point of failure and ensuring high availability.

Improved installation

The WebSphere Business Monitor V6.0.2 installation process has been simplified to reduce complexity, size, and duration of install. Users have the flexibility to choose existing installations of the prerequisite software, foregoing the installation of the prerequisites from the launchpad. In addition, the installation footprint of prerequisite software and the overall installation time has been significantly reduced.

Availability of national languages

                                            General
Product description  Language               availability date
 
WebSphere Business   English U.S.           January 26, 2007
 Monitor V6.0.2
 
WebSphere Business   Multilingual (French,  April 20, 2007
 Monitor V6.0.2.1     Russian, Hebrew,
                      Arabic, Korean,
                      Chinese --
                      Simplified, Spanish,
                      Portuguese-Brazilian,
                      German, Japanese,
                      Chinese --
                      Traditional,
                      Hungarian, English
                      U.S., Greek,
                      Turkish, Czech,
                      Italian, Polish)

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

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

Refer to the IBM training Web site for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with WebSphere® Business Monitor V6.0.2.

WebSphere Business Monitor publications will be available December 22, 2006, in .pdf format at


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For information on the hardware requirements for WebSphere Business Monitor, visit

Software requirements

For information on the software requirements for WebSphere Business Monitor, visit

Planning information

Extended entitlement: IBM plans to protect customer investments and does not expect current customers to migrate immediately from currently entitled products to WebSphere Business Monitor V6. In order to facilitate the extended migration periods that some customers may require, IBM is offering extended entitlement.

Effective upon the date of electronic software delivery, customers with active subscription to eligible products can activate extended entitlement to WebSphere Business Monitor. For information on extended entitlement activation, eligible products and their equivalent extended entitlement products, and general information about extended entitlement, visit the Entitlement section at

Customers should contact their IBM representative for questions and additional assistance.

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

Packaging: WebSphere Business Monitor is distributed via electronic download and a single physical media pack with multiple CD-ROMs.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Business Monitor uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

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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Software Services

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

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

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

Our ISSW consultants:

  • Are missioned with helping make "WebSphere products successful".
  • Minimize our clients' migration risks. We've harnessed years of field experiences into a migration services program to help customers successfully migrate.
  • Provide deep technical skills on WebSphere and WebSphere process integration products.
  • Bring "tried-and-true" best practices expertise to every engagement.

Packaged and custom service offerings are available, including specific pre-defined services offerings, to get clients off to a running start with WebSphere process integration products.

ISSW offers technical, product-specific services for WebSphere software products in each of these four categories:

  • Assess, for example
    • Technical architecture sizing and planning
    • Enterprise process integration strategy
    • Mentoring and team augmentation
  • Design, for example
    • Design Workshop
    • Design Review
    • Mentoring and team augmentation
  • Develop and deploy, for example
    • External code reviews
    • Go-Live Support
    • Off-site development
    • Mentoring and team augmentation
    • Performance Tuning
    • Quality Assurance Reviews
  • Maintain, for example
    • Maintenance, enhancement and operation support of the production environment Go-Live Support
    • Migration service
    • Full operational review

Visit the Web sites below to learn more about ISSW's capabilities, and contact your ISSW Services sales specialist for specific information about services offerings for WebSphere process integration products.

For more information, visit

Your ISSW Services sales specialist's name may be found at


 
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Ordering information

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

Product information

Licensed                   Product              Product
function title             group                category
 
IBM WebSphere              App                  App
 Business Monitor           Integration          Integration
                            Middleware           Middleware
                            Other                Other

                                    PID          Charge unit
Program name                        number       description
 
IBM WebSphere Business Monitor      5724-M24     Value Unit

Charge metrics definitions

Value Unit

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for your specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. You must obtain a Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Processor (Value Unit)

A processor (commonly called a CPU or core) is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and/or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

With full capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of value units based on all activated processors on the server available to the program or a component of the program.

Passport Advantage program licenses

WebSphere Business Monitor

                                                     Part
Part description                                     number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Monitor
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                   E029TLL
 Monitor VU Annual SW Maint Rnwl
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                   D56KQLL
 Monitor VU Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
IBM WebSphere Business Integration                   D56KULL
 Monitor VU SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                     Part
Program name/description                             number
 
WebSphere Business Monitor V6.0.2
Media Pack English U.S. AIX(R) V3.x, Windows(TM)     AF0BCEN
 2000, Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM Digital Disk --
 ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2
 
WebSphere Business Monitor V6.0.2.1
Media Pack Multilingual (French, Russian, Hebrew,    AF0BDML
 Arabic, Korean, Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish,
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese, Chinese --
 Traditional, Hungarian, English U.S., Greek,
 Turkish, Czech, Italian, Polish) Windows 2000,
 Windows Server 2003, AIX 5L(TM), V5 CD-ROM Digital
 Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2.1

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.

WebSphere Business Monitor V6.0.2

Entitled maintenance      Media packs                Part
offerings description     description                number
 
WebSphere Business        WebSphere Business         AF0BCEN
 Monitor Value Unit        Monitor English U.S.,
                           Multiplatforms,
                           CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                           ISO 9660 Standard

Withdrawal of previous Passport Advantage part numbers: Effective May 18, 2007, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following products licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement. A replacement product and availability date is listed if one is available.

Withdrawn products           Replacement products
Part                         Part                        Avail.
number   Product name        number  Product name        date
 
5724-I74 IBM WebSphere
          Business
          Monitor V6.0.1
 
AF0AQML  WebSphere Business  AF0BDML WebSphere Business  4/20/07
          Monitor AIX,                Monitor AIX,
          Windows 2000,               Windows 2000,
          Windows Server              Windows Server
          2003, V6.0.1                2003, V6.0.2.1
          Non-Cryptograph             Non-Cryptograph

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

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

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

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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

License Information form number

                                 Program
Program name                     number        Form number
 
WebSphere Business Monitor       5724-M24      L-DJEN-6NBL73

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.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No.

Volume orders (IVO): No

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

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
 
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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 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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Trademarks

 
developerWorks, AIX 5L, iSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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