IBM WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 delivers an express entry point to service-oriented architecture

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-335
December 19, 2006

 

 ENUS206335.PDF (67KB)

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At a glance

WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 is a cost-effective starting point for service-oriented Architecture (SOA) that enables development, deployment and visual management of dynamic Web sites and applications. Enhancements include:

  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) servlet support to enable real-time multimedia services such as voice, video and instant messaging to be added to applications
  • Tools that help improve time to value
  • New options in administration, serviceability, messaging, and installation to ensure more productive and less error-prone environments
  • Expanded Web services standards support to make interactions more secure, and give you more flexibility and control
  • Increased security enhancements for better peace of mind and improved ease of use
  • Full Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 support for increased application programmer productivity and unbeatable performance

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Overview

WebSphere® Application Server — Express V6.1 can help your IT department achieve the flexibility your business needs to thrive in an environment of constant change. Combining a market-leading application server with easy-to-use tools, applications and samples, WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 enables you to:

  • Assemble and deploy Web services applications quickly and easily
  • Run services in a secure, scalable, cost-effective environment
  • Reuse software assets and extend their usefulness
  • Manage applications effortlessly
  • Grow as needs evolve, reusing the skills and assets you develop

Designed for full Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) V1.4 compatibility and support for J2SE 5.0, WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 is a cost-effective starting point for SOA. Continuing IBM's commitment to an open standards-based approach, this release delivers:

  • Easy-to-use tools to get you to production quickly, with the technology skills you have available.
  • Outstanding security, scalability and transaction management capabilities for thousands of available applications to give you peace of mind and the confidence that you are prepared for rapid growth.
  • Comprehensive support for Web services and messaging to help you reuse your existing assets. Integration of new multimedia standards enables you to interact with customers and partners in real time.
  • Simple, effective management tools to make administration easy and to allow you to focus resources on innovation instead of maintenance.

Note: This announcement fulfills a statement of direction announced on April 11, 2006, to make WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 available. For additional information on WebSphere Application Server V6.1, refer to 206-076
 
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Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • December 22, 2006, electronic software delivery
  • January 31, 2007, media and documentation

 
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Description

WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 is an affordable, ready-to-go solution for developing, running, and managing dynamic Web sites and applications. Designed to meet the unique needs of small to mid-size companies, it combines the power and function of an industry-leading application server with easy-to-use development tools, integrated applications, wizards, and samples to help you get up and running quickly.

New and enhanced features make WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 a cost-effective starting point for SOA.

Simple, rapid development and deployment

WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 includes a set of rapid development and deployment features designed to boost productivity and help save precious time and resources. New features include:

  • Enhanced tools. WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 includes a version of the core Application Server Toolkit (AST). The AST offers basic support for the creation of new applications targeting WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1. The AST gives you the tools necessary to develop and export JSR 168 portlets and 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, an easy mechanism to deploy applications to a running V6.1 server. New automation tools offer color-coded source display, command completion, configuration navigation, and syntax checking. Common administration tasks are also a part of these tools, allowing you to drag and drop tasks into a specific location in the script and have the automation command generated automatically at that point.
  • IBM Installation Factory for WebSphere Application Server V6.1. Self-managing autonomic technology makes installation and deployment easy, reliable, and repeatable. By streamlining the up-and-running process to just one simple step, the Installation Factory can save you valuable time and enable you to become effective faster. New in this release, Installation Factory allows you to prepackage service stream levels and to include applications and their configurations. You now also generate cross-platform install packages, saving you time that can be used to focus on real business issues.
  • JSF widget library is a set of prebuilt functions for use within Web user interfaces to help save you development time and expense. Add features like graphs, data grids, and calendar date pickers quickly, and with minimum effort, to make your Web user interfaces richer.
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 5.0 innovations introduce significant improvements in programmer productivity, application portability and performance. The industry specification for J2SE 5.0 (and the IBM implementation of it as JDK 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.
  • Increased flexibility comes from deployment enhancements, such as installation by non-root/non-administrator users. Support is added for the portlet programming model JSR 168, which enables portlet applications to be portable across the WebSphere stack.

Secure, scalable, and affordable SOA run time

WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 provides a secure, scalable and reliable environment for your applications and services to execute in. IBM is committed to an open, standards-based approach, and WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 reflects this with an open architectural approach and support for a number of key new standards. Enhancements include:

  • Out-of-the-box security. Default security configurations are now set out of the box for peace of mind right from the start. Single sign on support (SPNEGO) is offered, 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.
  • Support for Web Services Interoperability Basic Security Profile and updates to Web services security ensure Web services interactions are secure.
  • Rich J2EE implementations give developers an unparalleled development environment that can increase application programmer productivity They also improve portability across all JDK 5 platforms and deliver much faster performance than previous versions. This improved development environment continues to be surrounded by the industry-leading J2EE 1.4-compatible runtime environment from IBM.
  • Support for the portlet programming model standard JSR 168 enables interoperability among portlets and portals. It can save development time by removing the need for portlets to be tailored to specific applications and portals.
  • Outstanding performance and platform support. JDK 5 enables WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 to deliver substantial performance improvements. IBM also continues its commitment to the broadest platform support in the industry, providing the assurance that your applications can be built to run on the platform that most makes sense for your business.

Extensive communication services

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

  • Session Initiation Protocol servlet support. For a new communications experience, WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 supports SIP servlets. This standardized support for interactive user sessions involves real-time multimedia elements such as voice, video, instant messaging, and online games. You can use SIP to make your Web applications more interactive and to save valuable time and costs. For example, you could add a "click-to-call" button to your CRM application to remove some manual call center processes. When the button is clicked, the application uses its contact lists and can initiate a Voice over IP (VoIP) call to your client. SIP tooling is also provided in the Application Server Toolkit to help you build IP applications more easily.
  • Powerful Web services. WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 supports 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 Business Activity (WS-BA) helps improve your control over interactions by providing a framework through which application code can be automatically invoked to logically "undo" work, in situations where a wider scope of work is deemed to have failed. This is particularly important where Web service requests span trust boundaries across departments and enterprises. For example, a process that books an entire vacation package may book a flight, car rental, and hotel from three separate vendors. If a suitable hotel cannot be booked, the flight booking and car rental could be undone without incurring penalties for cancellation.
  • 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 Notification (WS-N) helps you to distribute information efficiently, using a standardized, event-driven approach. It can also help improve the interoperability between Java and non-Java environments.
  • Service integration technology enhancements. WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 now provides a choice of message store types used by the messaging engine. You 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 — Express V6.1 delivers effective, easy-to-use management tools to help you minimize the costs of maintaining your environment. Focus resources on innovation, instead of maintenance with:

  • Simplified administration. The new Console Command Assistant saves you time and money by automatically creating scripting commands for you. You can now manage the IBM HTTP Server for WebSphere Application Server from the administrative console, and you can also take advantage of easier security configurations and simplified database connectivity. The new stand-alone thin administration client offers increased flexibility for ISVs and customers who want to install an administrative client on remote machines with limited disk capacity, or to create their own custom WebSphere administration programs.
  • Increased productivity and control. Additional flexibility and new options in systems management, administrative commands, messaging, and installation free up time for administrators and ensure more productive, less error-prone environments.
  • IBM Support Assistant included with WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1. To help you minimize the business impact of any problem, IBM Support Assistant helps identify operational problems early and makes self-help and problem reporting more effective. The search component searches multiple IBM and other locations to lead you to the most pertinent support information. Support links provide quick access to appropriate resources, such as support pages and news groups; and the service component collects and adds the system data that IBM Support needs to analyze the software problem. Software problems can be resolved more quickly, and the business impact of any problem can be minimized.
  • 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. IBM offers extensive WebSphere Application Server — Express education and documentation, as well as a skilled partner and user community to help you. WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 also offers tight integration across the IBM software portfolio and introduces additional serviceability and self-help enhancements.

Revised Rational® tools plans for WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1: Rational tools intended for shipment with WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 are no longer be provided. Rational Application Developer V7 can be used to develop applications for WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 For a trial version of Rational Application Developer V7, visit

Accessibility by people with disabilities

WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1 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.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Application Server — Express is capable as of January 31, 2007, 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. You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, at

International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and subscription and support considerations: IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This results in a single proof of entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
 
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Product positioning

The WebSphere Application Server family offers multiple configuration and pricing options, and support for a wide variety of deployment platforms. In this way, it supports a wide range of scenarios, from open source projects with no up-front 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. Configuration options include:

WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.1

  • A simple, cost-effective solution for deploying, and managing dynamic Web sites and applications. WebSphere Application Server — Express delivers the full J2EE 1.4 programming model. Designed to meet the unique needs of small to mid-size companies, WebSphere Application Server — Express is limited to 200 Value Units per server, and provides a set of integrated applications 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, (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 management 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.

The newest member of the WebSphere Application Server family, WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V1.1, is a lightweight J2EE application server built on open source, Apache Geronimo technology. WebSphere Application Server Community Edition is backed by world-class support from IBM (purchased separately), assuring you of reliable assistance and timely problem resolution from IBM's team of expert support professionals and developers.

Availability of national languages

January 31, 2007

Product description       Language
 
WAS -- Express V6.1.0     Multilingual (French,
                          Korean, Chinese Simplified,
                          Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian,
                          German, Japanese,
                          Chinese Traditional,
                          English U.S., Italian)

Trademarks

 
developerWorks and System z9 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, Rational, and z/OS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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

No publications are shipped with this product.

Help for the WebSphere® Application Server Administrative Console is shipped with the product. The total set of product documentation is available in HTML and PDF format from the Web site

You can access the Information Center from the Web site

For optimal viewing of this documentation, you need a Web browser that supports HTML 4 and CSS. Terms and conditions for use of the machine- readable files are shipped with the files.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

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Software requirements

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Limitations

For additional information, refer to the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Planning information

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Contact your IBM representative for additional assistance.

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances your productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

Packaging: The packaging structure for this release has changed. The number of media per box has decreased significantly, making it easier for you to find what you need in a timely fashion.

  • Each offering is platform-specific, except for a few necessary media that are in each box regardless of the platform they support. No longer will you receive a shipment of disks for all platforms that WebSphere supports. You can order the media for more than one platform as long as you adhere to the multiple component version terms specified in the product license.
  • DVDs are offered as a media choice. You can choose the type of media you want to use to install the products in the offering.
  • A Quick Start disk is bundled with each offering. The disk contains an offering-specific list of products and instructions for performing a recommended installation.

CD-ROMs in the Passport Advantage Media Pack

WebSphere Application Server — Express, V6.1 for the AIX® Platform has 12 CD-ROMs in the Passport Advantage Media Pack:

  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Quick Start Guide (1 CD)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express CD-ROM (1 CD) (includes Application Server)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Toolkit:
    • Application Server Toolkit for Windows™ (2 CDs)
    • Application Server Toolkit for Linux™ (2 CDs)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 CD) Includes:
    • Application Client
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
    • Migration Tool
    • IBM Support Assistant
    • Installation Factory
    • Update Installer
  • DB2 Universal Database® Express CPU Option for Windows (1 CD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Linux on x86 (1 CD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Linux on POWER™ (1 CD)
  • IBM Business Solutions for WebSphere Application Server — Express (1 CD)
  • Rational® Agent Controller for Multiplatforms (1 CD)

WebSphere Application Server — Express, V6.1 for the HP-UX Platform has 12 CD-ROMs in the Passport Advantage Media Pack:

  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Quick Start Guide (1 CD)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express CD-ROM (1 CD) (includes Application Server)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Toolkit:
    • Application Server Toolkit for Windows (2 CDs)
    • Application Server Toolkit for Linux on x86 (2 CDs)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 CD)
    Includes:
    • Application Client
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
    • Migration Tool
    • IBM Support Assistant
    • Installation Factory
    • Update Installer
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Windows (1 CD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Linux on x86 (1 CD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Linux on POWER (1 CD)
  • IBM Business Solutions for WebSphere Application Server — Express (1 CD)
  • Rational Agent Controller for Multiplatforms (1 CD)

WebSphere Application Server — Express, V6.1 for the Linux on x86 Platform has 13 CD-ROMs in the Passport Advantage Media Pack:

  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Quick Start Guide (1 CD)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express CD-ROM (1 CD) (includes Application Server)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Toolkit:
    • Application Server Toolkit for Windows (2 CDs)
    • Application Server Toolkit for Linux on x86 (2 CDs)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 CD)
    Includes:
    • Application Client
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
    • Migration Tool
    • IBM Support Assistant
    • Installation Factory
    • Update Installer
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 CD) (includes WorldType Fonts for Linux on x86 and Linux on POWER)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Windows (1 CD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Linux on x86 (1 CD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Linux on POWER (1 CD)
  • IBM Business Solutions for WebSphere Application Server — Express (1 CD)
  • Rational Agent Controller for Multiplatforms (1 CD)

WebSphere Application Server — Express, V6.1 for the Linux on POWER Platform has 13 CD-ROMs in the Passport Advantage Media Pack:

  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Quick Start Guide (1 CD)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express CD-ROM (1 CD) (includes Application Server)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Toolkit:
    • Application Server Toolkit for Windows (2 CDs)
    • Application Server Toolkit for Linux on x86 (2 CDs)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 CD)
    Includes:
    • Application Client
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
    • Migration Tool
    • IBM Support Assistant
    • Installation Factory
    • Update Installer
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 CD) (includes WorldType Fonts for Linux on x86 and Linux on POWER)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Windows (1 CD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Linux on x86 (1 CD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Linux on POWER (1 CD)
  • IBM Business Solutions for WebSphere Application Server — Express (1 CD)
  • Rational Agent Controller for Multiplatforms (1 CD)

WebSphere Application Server — Express, V6.1 for the Solaris Platform has 12 CD-ROMs in the Passport Advantage Media Pack:

  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Quick Start Guide (1 CD)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express CD-ROM (1 CD) (includes Application Server)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Toolkit:
    • Application Server Toolkit for Windows (2 CDs)
    • Application Server Toolkit for Linux on x86 (2 CDs)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 CD)
    Includes:
    • Application Client
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
    • Migration Tool
    • IBM Support Assistant
    • Installation Factory
    • Update Installer
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Windows (1 CD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Linux on x86 (1 CD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Linux on POWER (1 CD)
  • IBM Business Solutions for WebSphere Application Server — Express (1 CD)
  • Rational Agent Controller for Multiplatforms (1 CD)

WebSphere Application Server — Express, V6.1 for the Windows Platform has 12 CD-ROMs in the Passport Advantage Media Pack:

  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Quick Start Guide (1 CD)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express CD-ROM (1 CD) (includes Application Server)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Toolkit:
    • Application Server Toolkit for Windows (2 CDs)
    • Application Server Toolkit for Linux on x86 (2 CDs)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 CD)
    Includes:
    • Application Client
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
    • DataDirect Technologies JDBC drivers
    • Migration Tool
    • IBM Support Assistant
    • Installation Factory
    • Update Installer
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Windows (1 CD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Linux on x86 (1 CD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option for Linux on POWER (1 CD)
  • IBM Business Solutions for WebSphere Application Server — Express (1 CD)
  • Rational Agent Controller for Multiplatforms (1 CD)

WebSphere Application Server — Express, V6.1 is shipped in one Media Package that contains the following:

  • IBM International Program Licensing Agreement
  • Service and Support Information Sheet (1 CD)
  • License Information

WebSphere Application Server — Express, V6.1 has six DVDs in the AIX 5L™ Media Pack

  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Quick Start Guide (1 DVD)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express and WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 DVD)
    Includes:
    • Application Server
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
    • Application Client
    • Migration Tool
    • IBM Support Assistant
    • Installation Factory
    • Update Installer
  • Application Server Toolkit (1 DVD)
  • Rational Agent Controller (1 DVD)
  • IBM Business Solutions (1 DVD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option (1 DVD)

WebSphere Application Server — Express, V6.1 has six DVDs in the HP-UX Media Pack

  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Quick Start Guide (1 DVD)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express and WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 DVD)
    Includes:
    • Application Server
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
    • Application Client
    • Migration Tool
    • IBM Support Assistant
    • Installation Factory
    • Update Installer
  • Application Server Toolkit (1 DVD)
  • Rational Agent Controller (1 DVD)
  • IBM Business Solutions (1 DVD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option (1 DVD)

WebSphere Application Server — Express, V6.1 has six DVDs in the Linux on 86 Media Pack

  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Quick Start Guide (1 DVD)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express and WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 DVD)
    Includes:
    • Application Server
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
    • Application Client
    • Migration Tool
    • IBM Support Assistant
    • Installation Factory
    • Update Installer
  • Application Server Toolkit (1 DVD)
  • Rational Agent Controller (1 DVD)
  • IBM Business Solutions (1 DVD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option (1 DVD)

WebSphere Application Server — Express, V6.1 has six DVDs in the Linux on POWER Media Pack

  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Quick Start Guide (1 DVD)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express and WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 DVD)
    Includes:
    • Application Server
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
    • Application Client
    • Migration Tool
    • IBM Support Assistant
    • Installation Factory
    • Update Installer
  • Application Server Toolkit (1 DVD)
  • Rational Agent Controller (1 DVD)
  • IBM Business Solutions (1 DVD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option (1 DVD)

WebSphere Application Server — Express, V6.1 has six DVDs in the Solaris SPARC Media Pack

  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Quick Start Guide (1 DVD)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express and WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 DVD)
    Includes:
    • Application Server
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
    • Application Client
    • Migration Tool
    • IBM Support Assistant
    • Installation Factory
    • Update Installer
  • Application Server Toolkit (1 DVD)
  • Rational Agent Controller (1 DVD)
  • IBM Business Solutions (1 DVD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option (1 DVD)

WebSphere Application Server — Express, V6.1 has six DVDs in the Windows Media Pack

  • WebSphere Application Server — Express Quick Start Guide (1 DVD)
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express and WebSphere Application Server — Express Supplements (1 DVD)
    Includes:
    • Application Server
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Web Server Plug-ins
    • Application Client
    • DataDirect Technologies JDBC drivers
    • Migration Tool
    • IBM Support Assistant
    • Installation Factory
    • Update Installer
  • Application Server Toolkit (1 DVD)
  • Rational Agent Controller (1 DVD)
  • IBM Business Solutions (1 DVD)
  • DB2 Universal Database Express CPU Option (1 DVD)

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Application Server uses the security features of the respective operating systems, such as local user registry. The customer is responsible for evaluation and selection of the various WebSphere security features, including the implementation of authentication and authorization policies. This responsibility extends to the administration of WebSphere security policies and security-related policies external to WebSphere, such as the operating environment, network topology/security, and physical security.

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 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

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

Product information

                                                 Product
Licensed function title        Product group     category
 
WebSphere Application          IBM               WebSphere
 Server-Express                 Application
                                Integration
                                Middleware
                                Other
WebSphere Application          IBM               WebSphere
 Server-Express Developer       Application
                                Integration
                                Middleware
                                Other
WebSphere Application          IBM               WebSphere
 Server-Express Intranet        Application
 Option                         Integration
                                Middleware
                                Other
 
                               PID               Charge unit
Program name                   number            description
 
WebSphere Application          5724-I63          Value Unit
 Server-Express
WebSphere Application          5724-I63          Processor Day
 Server-Express
WebSphere Application          5724-I63          User(s)
 Server-Express Developer
WebSphere Application          5724-I63          20 Users
 Server-Express Intranet Option

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 a program depends on how the program is deployed in your environment and must be obtained from a Value Unit table. You must obtain a PoE for the calculated number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to a program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Processor (Value Unit): A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processor cores require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To calculate the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the value unit table on the following Web site

With full capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of value units based on all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

WebSphere Application Server — Express Developer User: Except as specified otherwise in License Information, each PoE for the WebSphere Application Server — Express Developer User includes one unit test PoE. Your use of the components of the WebSphere Application Server — Express Developer User are limited to one unit test PoE in support of the components of the WebSphere Application Server — Express Developer User.

Intranet User License Option: For each PoE, under the Intranet User License Option, you are authorized to have up to 20 Intranet users accessing the Application Server component.

The Intranet User License Option authorizes you to provide applications on intranet Web sites only.

Intranet Web sites are accessed by your employees and independent contractors, and those of your wholly-owned or majority-owned subsidiaries or a related company. A related company is any corporation, company, or other entity that:

  • Is controlled by you
  • Controls you
  • Is under common control with you.
For this purpose, "control" means that more than 50% of the controlled entity's shares or ownership interest representing the right to make decisions for such entity are owned or controlled, directly or indirectly by the controlling entity. An entity is considered to be a related company only so long as such ownership exists.

Intranet users are your employees and independent contractors, and those of your wholly-owned or majority-owned subsidiaries or a related company. A related company is any corporation, company, or other entity that:

  • Is controlled by you
  • Controls you
  • Is under common control with you
For this purpose, control means that more than 50% of the controlled entity's shares or ownership interest representing the right to make decisions for such entity are owned or controlled, directly or indirectly by the controlling entity. An entity is considered to be a related company only so long as such ownership exists.

Additional Intranet User License Option PoE do not entitle you to install or use more than one copy of the Application Server component .

Unit test: For each unit test. PoE to the program, you are authorized to install each component of the program on a single machine for use by a single developer for purposes of "unit testing", which is limited to testing of code written or generated by such developer to confirm that such code functions as designed. You are not authorized to use copies of the program installed and used under unit test PoE for the following purposes: testing applications on servers separate from the developer's machine, or simulating production workloads or testing scalability of any code, application, or system. The program cannot be used for production purposes under a unit test PoE.

Passport Advantage program licenses


WebSphere Application Server — Express

                                                          Part
Part description                                          number
 
WebSphere Application Server -- Express
WAS Express VU from IBM &                                 D582FLL
 Competitive Products Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
WAS Express VU from WAS Exp 20                            D582ELL
 Intranet Users Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
WebSphere Application Server                              E02HKLL
 Express Value Unit Annual SW Maint Rnwl
WebSphere Application Server                              D582CLL
 Express Value Unit Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
WebSphere Application Server                              D582DLL
 Express Value Unit SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application  Server-Express Intranet Option
WAS-Express Intranet Option 20                            D522LLL
 Users License + SW Maintenance 12 Months
WAS-Express Intranet Option 20                            E00MPLL
 Users SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
WAS-Express Intranet Option 20                            D522NLL
 Users SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months
 
WebSphere Application Server-Express Developer
WebSphere Application                                     E00MQLL
 Server-Express Dev Users SW Maint Annual Renewal
WebSphere Application                                     D522RLL
 Server-Express Dev Usrs SW MaintReinstatement 12 Mo
WebSphere Application                                     D522PLL
 Server-Express Developer Users Lic+SW Maint 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

                                                          Part
Program name/description                                  number
 
WAS -- Express V6.1.0
WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for Windows Product CDROM Media     BA0FPML
 Pack Multilingual
WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for Windows Product DVD-UDF --      BA0H0ML
 Single Side Media Pack M
WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for AIX 5L, V5 Product CD ROM       BA0HPML
 Media Pack Multilin
WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for Solaris SPARC Product CD ROM    BA0HQML
 Media Pack Multilingu
WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for HP-UX 11.x Product CD ROM       BA0HRML
 
 Digital Disk Media Pack
WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for Linux on Power Product CD ROM   BA0HSML
 Disk Media PK
WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for Linux x86Series Product CDROM   BA0HUML
 Media Pack Multiling
WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for AIX 5L, V5 Product DVD Single   BA0LRML
 Side Media PK Multil
WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for HP-UX 11.x V6.1.0 Product       BA0LSML
 DVD-UDF -- Single Side/
WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for Linux x86Series Product         BA0LUML
 DVD-UDF Media Pack Multil
WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for Linux on Power Product DVD-UDF  BA0LWML
 -- Single Slide Medi
WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for Solaris SPARC Product DVD-UDF   BA0LXML
 Single Side Media PK

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.

WAS -- Express V6.1.0

Entitled maintenance                                     Part
offerings description       Media packs description      number
 
WEBSPHERE APP SVR EXPRESS   WAS -- Express V6.10. for    BA0HQML
 PROC                        Solaris SPARC Product CD
                             ROM Media Pack Multilingu
WEBSPHERE APP SVR EXPRESS   WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LUML
 PROC                        Linux x86Series Product
                             DVD-UDF Media Pack Multil
WEBSPHERE APP SVR EXPRESS   WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HUML
 PROC                        Linux x86Series Product
                             CDROM Media Pack Multiling
WEBSPHERE APP SVR EXPRESS   WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0H0ML
 PROC                        Windows Product DVD-UDF --
                             Single Side Media Pack M
WEBSPHERE APP SVR EXPRESS   WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0FPML
 PROC                        Windows Product CDROM
                             Media Pack Multilingual
WEBSPHERE APP SVR EXPRESS   WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LXML
 PROC                        Solaris SPARC Product
                             DVD-UDF Single Side Media
                             PK
WEBSPHERE APP SVR EXPRESS   WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HRML
 PROC                        HP-UX 11.x Product CD ROM
                             Digital Disk Media Pack
WEBSPHERE APP SVR EXPRESS   WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LRML
 PROC                        AIX 5L, V5 Product DVD
                             Single Side Media PK
                             Multil
WEBSPHERE APP SVR EXPRESS   WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HPML
 PROC                        AIX 5L, V5 Product CD ROM
                             Media Pack Multilin
WEBSPHERE APP SVR EXPRESS   WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LWML
 PROC                        Linux on Power Product
                             DVD-UDF -- Single Slide
                             Medi
WEBSPHERE APP SVR EXPRESS   WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HSML
 PROC                        Linux on Power Product CD
                             ROM Disk Media PK
WEBSPHERE APP SVR EXPRESS   WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LSML
 PROC                        HP-UX 11.x V6.1.0 Product
                             DVD-UDF -- Single Side/
WebSph App Svr Exp 20       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HPML
 Users                       AIX 5L, V5 Product CD ROM
                             Media Pack Multilin
WebSph App Svr Exp 20       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LRML
 Users                       AIX 5L, V5 Product DVD
                             Single Side Media PK
                             Multil
WebSph App Svr Exp 20       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HRML
 Users                       HP-UX 11.x Product CD ROM
                             Digital Disk Media Pack
WebSph App Svr Exp 20       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LSML
 Users                       HP-UX 11.x V6.1.0 Product
                             DVD-UDF -- Single Side/
WebSph App Svr Exp 20       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HSML
 Users                       Linux on Power Product CD
                             ROM Disk Media PK
WebSph App Svr Exp 20       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LWML
 Users                       Linux on Power Product
                             DVD-UDF -- Single Slide
                             Medi
WebSph App Svr Exp 20       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HUML
 Users                       Linux x86Series Product
                             CDROM Media Pack Multiling
WebSph App Svr Exp 20       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LUML
 Users                       Linux x86Series Product
                             DVD-UDF Media Pack Multil
WebSph App Svr Exp 20       WAS -- Express V6.10. for    BA0HQML
 Users                       Solaris SPARC Product CD
                             ROM Media Pack Multilingu
WebSph App Svr Exp 20       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LXML
 Users                       Solaris SPARC Product
                             DVD-UDF Single Side Media
                             PK
WebSph App Svr Exp 20       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0FPML
 Users                       Windows Product CDROM
                             Media Pack Multilingual
WebSph App Svr Exp 20       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0H0ML
 Users                       Windows Product DVD-UDF --
                             Single Side Media Pack M
WebSph App Svr Exp          WAS -- Express V6.10. for    BA0HQML
 Developer                   Solaris SPARC Product CD
                             ROM Media Pack Multilingu
WebSph App Svr Exp          WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LUML
 Developer                   Linux x86Series Product
                             DVD-UDF Media Pack Multil
WebSph App Svr Exp          WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HUML
 Developer                   Linux x86Series Product
                             CDROM Media Pack Multiling
WebSph App Svr Exp          WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0H0ML
 Developer                   Windows Product DVD-UDF --
                             Single Side Media Pack M
WebSph App Svr Exp          WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0FPML
 Developer                   Windows Product CDROM
                             Media Pack Multilingual
WebSph App Svr Exp          WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LXML
 Developer                   Solaris SPARC Product
                             DVD-UDF Single Side Media
                             PK
WebSph App Svr Exp          WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HRML
 Developer                   HP-UX 11.x Product CD ROM
                             Digital Disk Media Pack
WebSph App Svr Exp          WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LRML
 Developer                   AIX 5L, V5 Product DVD
                             Single Side Media PK
                             Multil
WebSph App Svr Exp          WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HPML
 Developer                   AIX 5L, V5 Product CD ROM
                             Media Pack Multilin
WebSph App Svr Exp          WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LWML
 Developer                   Linux on Power Product
                             DVD-UDF -- Single Slide
                             Medi
WebSph App Svr Exp          WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HSML
 Developer                   Linux on Power Product CD
                             ROM Disk Media PK
WebSph App Svr Exp          WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LSML
 Developer                   HP-UX 11.x V6.1.0 Product
                             DVD-UDF -- Single Side/
WebSphere Application       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HPML
 Server Express Value Unit   AIX 5L, V5 Product CD ROM
                             Media Pack Multilin
WebSphere Application       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LRML
 Server Express Value Unit   AIX 5L, V5 Product DVD
                             Single Side Media PK
                             Multil
WebSphere Application       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HRML
 Server Express Value Unit   HP-UX 11.x Product CD ROM
                             Digital Disk Media Pack
WebSphere Application       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LSML
 Server Express Value Unit   HP-UX 11.x V6.1.0 Product
                             DVD-UDF -- Single Side/
WebSphere Application       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HSML
 Server Express Value Unit   Linux on Power Product CD
                             ROM Disk Media PK
WebSphere Application       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LWML
 Server Express Value Unit   Linux on Power Product
                             DVD-UDF -- Single Slide
                             Medi
WebSphere Application       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0HUML
 Server Express Value Unit   Linux x86Series Product
                             CDROM Media Pack Multiling
WebSphere Application       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LUML
 Server Express Value Unit   Linux x86Series Product
                             DVD-UDF Media Pack Multil
WebSphere Application       WAS -- Express V6.10. for    BA0HQML
 Server Express Value Unit   Solaris SPARC Product CD
                             ROM Media Pack Multilingu
WebSphere Application       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0LXML
 Server Express Value Unit   Solaris SPARC Product
                             DVD-UDF Single Side Media
                             PK
WebSphere Application       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0FPML
 Server Express Value Unit   Windows Product CDROM
                             Media Pack Multilingual
WebSphere Application       WAS -- Express V6.1.0 for    BA0H0ML
 Server Express Value Unit   Windows Product DVD-UDF --
                             Single Side Media Pack M

On/Off Capacity on Demand

IBM WebSphere Application Server-Express

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
WebSphere Application Server-Express Processor Day       ASQR9LL
 OOCoD TEMP USE Charge

 
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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 PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs 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 Application Server --       5724-I63   L-GDAI-6SGHCB
 Express

The program's LI is available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: 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 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. You 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 Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
  • For programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings,this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

International Passport Agreement:

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

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

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)

Yes

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license 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, to your 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, 7 days a week. For additional details, visit

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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

Volume orders (IVO): No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

On/Off capacity on demand

To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides 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. Electronic Services comprises two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

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 IBM eServer system. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The 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 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

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.

Passport Advantage: For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required. Copy the Web address below into the address field of your browser.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.
 
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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

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

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

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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