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IBM WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 helps improve the efficiency of your business and leverages the availability, security, and performance of IBM System z

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-313
December 5, 2006

 

 ENUS206-313.PDF (82KB)

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

IBM WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 delivers new features, functions and performance that helps to improve the efficiency of your organization, the speed of your application deployment, and the utilization of your IT assets.

WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS provides portal platform services which:

  • Delivers a complete set of portal services with the industry-leading portal platform.
  • Exploits the IBM System z platform's availability, reliability, and serviceability.
  • Uses WebSphere Portal with WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer to allow you to quickly build and deploy high-value composite applications from enterprise back-end systems, leveraging your existing investment in systems, data, and applications.
  • Uses application templating, increases efficiency of IT line of business (LOB) and users, and accelerates application deployment and customization through innovative use of services oriented architecture (SOA).
  • Includes intuitive administration tools and performance improvements that deliver responsiveness and reliability at lower cost.

For ordering, contact:

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

IBM WebSphere® Portal Enable for z/OS®, V6.0 is an enterprise portal solution for organizations wanting to improve the effectiveness of their operations. WebSphere Portal is the industry's leading portal platform because it delivers a complete set of portal platform services with the availability and scalability demanded by the top global companies. New features and improvements can help you quickly deploy powerful portal applications that can be quickly customized to meet changing business requirements.

IBM WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 provides an extensive set of portal services which:

  • Helps organizations rapidly respond to change by creating dynamic portal solutions that are easy to modify as market conditions dictate.
  • Integrates with WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer to deliver new portlet development capabilities to help you achieve faster time to value, by allowing you to quickly build and deploy composite, high-value applications that leverage existing investment in legacy applications and databases, providing a path for modernization without the need for Java™ programming skills.
  • Includes portal applications that can be saved as templates for easy customization and deployment. Dynamic Profiling enables on demand delivery of portlet variations without writing additional custom code.
  • Provides pre-built integrations for existing applications such as Lotus Notes® and Domino®, SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel, databases, and Web Services, allowing portal to serve as a modern front end to back-end systems.
  • Improved controls for searchability by external search engines.
  • Has policy-based administration and additional configuration options.
  • Includes performance enhancements to support up to 40,000 portal pages.
Key benefits
  • Improves operational efficiency and productivity by linking the right people, process, and information so transactions are executed quickly and accurately.
  • Accelerates application and content deployment through new tools and the innovative use of services oriented architecture (SOA).
  • Lowers the overall costs of portal deployment with faster performance and easier administration.
  • Delivers responsiveness and reliability from a leader in the enterprise portal market.
  • Optimized for IBM System Z™ and z/OS; delivers the highest quality of service by leveraging mission-critical features of System z and the z/OS operating system, including superior availability, scalability, and security.
  • Provides the most optimized, secure portal connection to DB2® data and CICS® transaction systems running on z/OS.

 
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Key prerequisites

Any hardware that supports z/OS V1.6, or later.
 
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Planned availability date

December 15, 2006
 
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Description

WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 is an enterprise portal solution with the complete portal services necessary to deliver a single point of personalized interaction with applications, content, business processes, and people. The unified user experience can help you improve overall productivity and customer satisfaction. Designed specifically for the z/OS platform, WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 exploits the System z platform's availability, reliability, and serviceability. System z and z/OS operating system provide an unmatched platform for the transformation and integration of legacy application and data, and provide extremely high levels of application and data availability for business resilience, massive horizontal, and vertical scalability features for non-disruptive growth, optimized utilization, and highly responsive, autonomic workload management.

WebSphere Portal rationalizes and simplifies IT infrastructure by delivering a complete set of portal platform services:

  • Framework services
  • Integration services
  • Content services
  • Collaboration services

These services can be leveraged by WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer to build role-based, portal applications that can help improve the effectiveness of your organization. WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS creates a service oriented architecture (SOA) entry point by delivering SOA-based portal applications. Since WebSphere Portal utilizes an SOA, these applications can use existing assets and can be quickly modified to meet changing roles and business conditions.

This release of WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS includes the following features:

  • Core portal services aggregates applications and content from across your organization and delivers role-based applications for your employees, partners, or customers.
  • Search services crawl and index portal and Web site content so that users can easily find the information they need via simple queries. New search capabilities in V6.0 include the ability to run multiple search services, an improved search portlet interface, and better search ability from external search engines.
  • Personalization delivers information to users based on the role in the organization or specific business rules. Therefore, you see information that changes dynamically based on business data. In V6.0, the personalization rules can be used to control what portlets are shown on a page or even the navigation of the portal pages.
  • Security features provide basic single sign-on capability and fine grained access control to all portal resources and enterprise assets surfaced by WebSphere Portal.
  • You can use hundreds of portlets from IBM and IBM Business Partners to access applications, databases, e-mail systems, and more. These portlets are either included with the package or available for download from the WebSphere Portal Catalog.
  • IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory and IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer, which are included with a restricted license, provide the ability to quickly build and deploy powerful portlets from your existing applications and information. These portlets become components that can be reused in multiple composite applications, which can help your IT staff save time and deliver new capabilities faster. WebSphere Portlet Factory also provides pre-built integrations for existing applications such as Lotus® Notes® and Domino, SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel, databases, and Web Services, allowing you to quickly build and deploy high-value composite applications from enterprise back-end systems, providing a path for modernization while leveraging your existing investment in systems, data, and applications.
  • Application templating allows composite portal applications to be deployed to different communities who can then modify aspects of the application to suit their specific needs.
  • Dynamic Profiling enables on demand delivery of portlet variations without writing additional custom code.
  • Document Manager is enhanced so that your users can easily share, view, and organize files of all types ranging from documents to spreadsheets within the portal community. It provides category subscription services, simple approval processes for file contribution, versioning so that you can track the evolution of a piece of content, and access control for managing viewing privileges of different content items. New in V6.0 is the ability to access the portal document repository directly from Microsoft™ Windows™ Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Web Content Manager helps to reduce implementation time and costs by placing content creation and management firmly in the hands of content experts for "author once, publish everywhere" control. The end result is that you can keep content on your portal more accurate and can update it more frequently.
  • IBM WebSphere Portal Enable for non-z/OS platforms is included with a limited license, to run non-z/OS components that belong to a WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS installation, and to develop portlets for the Portal for z/OS system on a non-z/OS platform.

This release of IBM WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS:

  • Can help you improve operational efficiency and productivity by linking people to the right information so they can execute tasks quickly and accurately.
  • Can help you accelerate application and content deployment through new tools and the innovative use of SOA.
  • Can help you to lower the overall costs of portal deployment with faster performance and easier centralized administration.
  • Continues the delivery of responsiveness and reliability from a leader in the enterprise portal market.
  • Exploits advantages of System z and the z/OS operating system as an ideal platform for deploying your enterprise portal by leveraging the availability, security, and scalability of z/OS qualities of service.
  • Uses WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS with WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer that allows you to quickly build and deploy high-value composite applications from enterprise back-end systems, providing a path for modernization while leveraging your existing investment in systems, data, and applications.
  • Provides the most optimized, secure portal connection to DB2 data and CICS transaction systems running on z/OS system.

Additional operating systems for WebSphere Portal Enable, V6.0

With WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, you receive a limited use license for WebSphere Portal Enable, V6.0 for non-z/OS platforms. The Windows platform media is included as part of the WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS package. If you require another supported platform, you may contact your IBM representative who may obtain the additional platform media by following the procedure outlined in this announcement's internal information.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VAPT) with details on accessibility compliance at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Portal is capable as of December 15, 2006 when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site at

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) are the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. 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 . Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity . If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool Web site

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.
 
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Product positioning

WebSphere Portal is a portal platform for enterprises seeking to achieve business value and confidence from their IT investments, by delivering a complete set of portal platform services.

WebSphere Portal rationalizes and simplifies IT infrastructure through an enterprise portal platform that provides a unified user experience and a single point of interaction to applications, content, business processes, and people. WebSphere Portal is the industry's leading portal platform and the only solution to deliver a complete set of portal platform services: integration services, framework services, application services, and collaboration services.

Integration Services allow you to leverage existing investments in systems by simplifying access, integration, and orchestration of processes, content, and applications into the portal.

Framework Services allow you to simplify the development, deployment, and management of highly dynamic, scalable portal applications.

Content Services deliver a complete Web content management solution along with prebuilt productivity components for rapid site development and the ability for users to author content and documents, publish, and manage content lifecycle.

Collaboration Services provide a set of ready-to-use collaborative components that allow portal users to find, connect, and work with people inside and outside of the organization.

WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS is optimized for System z and z/OS, and provides the most optimized and secure connection to host DB2 data and applications running on z/OS.

Integration with zSeries® servers

WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 has been optimized to take advantage of the System z9™ and zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP), which can provide price and performance benefits for clients seeking to integrate existing core applications and data with new Java-based technologies on the mainframe.

The zAAP is an attractively priced specialized processing unit that provides a strategic and highly economical z/OS Java execution environment for customers seeking to leverage the powerful integration advantages and traditional qualities of service of the zSeries platform. zAAPs may enable you to:

  • Simplify and reduce server infrastructures by integrating on demand Java Web applications with mission-critical data for high performance, reliability, availability, and security.
  • Maximize the value of your zSeries investment through increased system productivity by reducing the demands and capacity requirements on general purpose processors, which may then be available for reallocation to other zSeries workloads.
  • Lower the overall cost of computing for WebSphere Portal 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. IBM does not impose software charges on zAAP capacity. Additional IBM software charges will apply when additional general purpose CP capacity is used.

You are encouraged to contact your specific independent software vendors directly to determine if the charges will be affected.

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 206-313

Trademarks

 
System z and System z9 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, Domino, Lotus Notes, CICS, DB2, Lotus, Notes, eServer, and zSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The Program Directory and License Information Booklet are included with the distribution package as printed material. The document numbers are:

  • Program Directory — GI10-3387-00
  • License Information Booklet — GC31-8964-00

Additional publications are available via the WebSphere® Portal documentation library Web site

All documentation is included in the product distribution package. There are no separately orderable publications.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any hardware that supports z/OS® 1.6, or later.

For the installation of remote components running on a distributed (non-z/OS) platform, refer to 206-163

Software requirements

  • z/OS 1.6, or later

Additional software:

  • z/OS PTF for SMF Java™ Interface (UA17067, UA17068, UA17069)
  • DB2® for z/OS V7.1 PUT 0602, or DB2 for z/OS V8.1 PUT 0602
  • WebSphere Application Server V6.0.1 H28W601 PTFs UK17048, UK17049, UK17079 Level 6.0.2.13 cf130631.22

For the installation of remote components running on a distributed (non-z/OS) platform, refer to 206-163

For the latest software requirements, visit

Performance considerations: To view a tuning guide for WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0, visit

Planning information

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel helps 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

Packaging

WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 is distributed with the following components:

  • Basic machine-readable material on 3480 tape cartridge uncompressed. Included in the package are additional components on CD-ROM that complete the WebSphere Portal offering and are not intended for use on z/OS. Softcopy publications are also included.
  • Program Directory (GI10-3387-00)
  • License Information Booklet (GC31-8964-00)
  • WebSphere Portal/Server for Windows™ CDs — LK4T-3105-00

WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 media is only shipped via Customization Offerings (ServerPac, CBPDO). CFSW configurator and order entry for the Customization Offerings will be available beginning December 5, 2006.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 uses the security and auditability features of z/OS. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Software services

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

To learn more about IBM software services or to contact a software services sales specialist, visit


 
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Ordering information

Charge metric

                   Part number or
Program name       PID number      Charge metric
 
WebSphere Portal   5655-R17        Value Unit
 Enable for z/OS,
 V6.0

If a customer desires additional licenses of Portlet Factory Designer, the additional licenses must be ordered via Passport Advantage®, part number D57S7LL.

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

Program
number      Program name         Value Unit Exhibit
 
5655-R17    WebSphere Portal     VUE007
             Enable for z/OS,
             V6.0

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

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

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

Ordering example

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

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

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

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

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

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

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


Basic license: WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD) with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name: WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0

Program PID: 5655-R17

Entitlement                         License option/
identifier     Description          Pricing metric
 
S013MGK        WebSphere Portal     Basic OTC, Per
                Enable for z/OS,     MSU-day TUC
                V6.0

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 Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0

Program PID: 5655-R17

The following information is a summary of all license options and pricing metrics offered for the above PID number.

Entitlement                       License option/
identifier    Description         Pricing metric
 
S013MGK       WebSphere Portal    Basic OTC, Value Unit
               Enable for z/OS,
               V6.0
 
 
Orderable supply ID   Language         Distribution medium
 
S013LJ8               Multilanguage   3480 Tape Cartridge

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-K13

The following information is a summary of all license options and pricing metrics offered for the above PID number.

Entitlement                       License option/
identifier    Description         Pricing metric
 
S00XCZS       WebSphere Portal    Basic ALC, Value Units SW S&S
               Enable for z/OS,    Basic MLC, Value Units SW S&S
               V6.0                (EMEA only)
                                   Decline SW S&S (no charge)
                                   Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID   Language   Distribution medium
 
S00XD01               ENU        Hardcopy Pub

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM) . This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by you.

Support for provided non-z/OS programs

Non-z/OS programs are provided with WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6. To ensure customers receive technical support for these non-z/OS programs, no-charge support order is required from Passport Advantage. Order the following part number in Passport Advantage

Description                              Part number
 
WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6     E01T1LL
- Support Only Annual SW Maint Rnwl

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

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 at

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 possible density tape media is 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.

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

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

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after inclusion in ServerPac.
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after inclusion in SystemPac due to additional customization, and data input verification.

 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement , and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance .

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information (LI) document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. 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. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable 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 System z IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

Limited warranty: Yes

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

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. You 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, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off CoD software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes. WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 is accompanied by a full copy of the WebSphere Portal Enable V6.0, with limited usage rights. The Portal Enable for z/OS license entitles you to use Portal Enable, V6.0 in order to run non-z/OS components that belong to a WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS installation, and to develop portlets for the portal for z/OS system on a non-z/OS platform. License terms do not allow you to use Portal Enable for V6.0 to set up a separate Portal on another platform (not a zSeries®) accessed directly by multiple end users.

If you wish to set up a portal on another platform other than zSeries for access by multiple end users, you must purchase one or more licenses of WebSphere Portal Enable, V6.0.

If you purchase a Service and Support agreement for WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, you will also be entitled to register for support for the WebSphere Portal Enable component that is included in the WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 package (refer to your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner for details). However, WebSphere Portal Enable, V6.0 support is limited to the level of support provided to WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0 and does not include how to support nor does it include subscription to separately purchasable or subsequent versions of WebSphere Portal Enable, V6.0 unless provided via a new release of WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS.

If you have purchased a separate Support Line contract, you will be entitled to how to support for the program and all components.

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

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

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

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program                                          Parents,
number      Program name       Terms             if applicable
 
5655-R17   WebSphere Portal    Execution-based   NA
            Enable for z/OS,
            V6.0

Full-capacity mainframes: In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution-based, z/OS-based, full-machine based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit the Web site

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes: In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution-based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS (and z/OS.e) on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full machine-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full machine-based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The System/370™, System/390®, and System z Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901), or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits Web site

For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to 204-184

Additional information for products with reference-based terms System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or standalone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  1. That meets the criteria defined in Announcement 198-001, dated January 13, 1998
  2. Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the Sysplex

Sub-capacity eligibility: To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS (or z/OS.e) operating systems
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating (or z/OS.e) systems must be running in z/Architecture™ (64-bit) mode

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing Web site

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for IBM eServer® System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract — Amendment for IBM System z9™ and eServer zSeries Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

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 CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand — Software (Z125-6611) must be signed prior to use.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Information on charges is available at

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, V6.0

Program PID: 5655-R17

Entitlement                       License option/
identifier    Description         Pricing metric
 
S013MGK       WebSphere Portal    Basic OTC, Value
               Enable for z/OS,    Units
               V6.0
 
S013MGK       WebSphere Portal    On/Off CoD Temporary
               Enable for z/OS,    Use Charge
               V6.0

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-K13

Entitlement                       License option/
identifier    Description         Pricing metric
 
S00XCZS       WebSphere Portal    Basic ALC, Value
               Enable for z/OS,    Units SW S&S
               V6.0                Basic MLC, Value
                                   Units SW S&S
                                   (EMEA Only)
                                   Decline SW S&S
                                   (no charge)
                                   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, from both 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.

Financing offering/capabilities: 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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Order now

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

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

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference:  LE001

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

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System z, System i, System/370, z/Architecture, System z9, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, DB2, Passport Advantage, SystemPac, S/390, zSeries, eServer, System/390, Parallel Sysplex, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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