IBM Rational Build Forge automates build and release processes through an adaptive framework

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-131
June 12, 2007

 

 ENUS207131.PDF (39KB)

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

IBM Rational Build Forge V7.0.1 offers:

  • Advanced reporting capabilities for unprecedented flexibility and ease of use
  • Unicode support for multi-byte content to better support global teams
  • Extended platform support for AIX, System i and System z environments
  • New Java API for increased integration flexibility

For ordering, contact:

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

IBM Rational® Build Forge automates build and release processes through an adaptive framework that helps development teams standardize repetitive tasks, manage compliance mandates, and share information. The system integrates into your current environment and supports major development languages, scripts, tools and platforms. It helps to close the gap between writing code, building and application, and delivering it into production.

With this release, IBM Rational Build Forge improves visibility and decision support for build processes with IBM Rational Build Forge Quick Report, an optional advanced reporting tool. IBM Rational Build Forge Quick Report offers a Web interface for users to quickly create, modify, and run ad-hoc custom reports on the IBM Rational Build Forge repository. A point-and-click wizard interface and pre-defined report types makes reporting on metrics and data easy for all stakeholders and does not require any SQL expertise, API skills or manual scripting efforts. Report templates can be made private or public. Other external report data can be imported within IBM Rational Build Forge Quick Report and presented to users in a seamless manner.

IBM Rational Build Forge delivers complete enterprise-wide build and release management. IBM Rational Build Forge agent support is now extended to System z™ and System i™ platforms, delivering a centralized solution to coordinate and execute repeatable build and release processes. In addition, this release adds console platform support for AIX® environments. Support for global teams is enhanced with full Unicode support for multi-byte content.

The new Java™ API provides additional technology choices for IBM Rational Build Forge Enterprise Edition customers who wish to leverage and extend Rational Build Forge within their development environment. It is offered in addition to the existing Perl-API to extend programmatic access to the product.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability date

June 22, 2007 (electronic software delivery).

July 6, 2007 (media and documentation).
 
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Description

IBM Rational Build Forge automates and accelerates build and release processes to enable high-performance builds, iterative development, and accelerated software delivery. The introduction of IBM Rational Build Forge Quick Report offers unprecedented ease of use and flexibility, setting a new standard within the build and release industry. IBM Rational Build Forge Quick Report offers a zero footprint client, available from any Web browser. No local software or desktop IDE is required to download to the client in order to create or run reports.

A point-and-click, Web-based wizard assists users with creating ad-hoc, custom reports that require no SQL or scripting knowledge. Preconfigured report types or categories are offered out of the box for quicker report creation. Reports can be saved as public or private, as well as exported to common formats such as HTML or PDF. IBM Rational Build Forge Quick Report also lets users aggregate available report data from other external sources via an XML import feature to create extended custom report types. Sample reports are delivered within the product to quickly begin reporting activities.

IBM Rational Build Forge V7.0.1 delivers full Unicode support for user-provided content, which includes multi-byte character sets. Global organizations can now let their users enter and save content within IBM Rational Build Forge beyond the English character set.

With IBM Rational Build Forge agent support extended to System z and System i platforms, IBM Rational Build Forge delivers a centralized solution to coordinate and execute repeatable software processes for building and releasing applications across heterogeneous environments. In addition, this release adds console platform support for IBM AIX platforms. With this extended platform support, IBM Rational Build Forge allows you to leverage their existing investments in IBM systems while providing increased visibility and collaboration of build and release activities across the enterprise.

A new Java-based API comes in IBM Rational Build Forge Enterprise Edition. Along with the existing supported Perl-based API, this provides users with additional technology choices to customize and extend their use of IBM Rational Build Forge.

Additional notification options come via rich site summary (RSS) data feeds. Users can subscribe to relevant IBM Rational Build Forge project data of interest to receive immediate status updates within the system, directly on their desktop through their RSS reader/aggregator of choice. IBM Rational Build Forge RSS data feeds can reduce the amount of e-mail generated within an organization, and provide real-time monitoring capabilities.

New global features in IBM Rational Build Forge Enterprise Edition help to improve support for geographically distributed software teams. These include distributed database support and site affinity for projects. With this release, you can choose to configure IBM Rational Build Forge so that projects executed at remote sites can write project output to a local database for performance improvements, if network bandwidth is an issue between the primary or master site and one or more remote sites. A new site affinity attribute is introduced for projects so administrators can set a remote site preference for execution of projects, regardless of which console they are executed from. A master console and database is configured with full visibility and control over all remote console sites.

In addition, the IBM Rational Build Forge product structure is modified to allow greater flexibility with user licensing and upgrade paths.

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 will result 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.

Trademarks

 
System i and System z are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Rational and AIX 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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Space and memory requirements: The Management Console typically requires 2 GB of disk space for its files and 1 GB RAM (minimum) to operate, 2 GB RAM, if using Quick Report.

Software requirements

The Management Console runs on the following operating systems and hardware platforms:

Microsoft™ Windows™ systems

  • Windows Server 2003 SP1: 32-bit Intel®
  • Windows XP Pro: 32-bit Intel

UNIX® and Linux™ systems

  • AIX® 5.3+: System p™, POWER5™
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.x, 4.x: 32-bit Intel
  • Solaris 8, 9, 10: 64-bit SPARC, 32-bit SPARC, 32-bit Intel

Note: Build Forge Management Console and Agent are compiled as 32-bit applications. You can run them on the 32-bit Solaris OS and the 64-bit Solaris operating systems.

Database requirements — The system installs a DB2® Express database by default (on the machine where you install the Management Console). The following databases and versions are supported:

  • DB2 Express 9.1.1 (This is the version packaged with the Build Forge system.)
  • DB2 8.x and 9.x
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP3a (V8.5) and 2005 (on Windows platforms only)
  • MySQL 4.x, 5 (except for Management Console on AIX platforms, MySQL is not supported.)
  • Oracle 9.2+, 10g, 10.2
  • Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 12.5 (on Windows platforms only)

Agent requirements — The agent runs on the following operating systems and hardware platforms, requiring the following resources:

  • Windows systems
    • Windows Server 2003: 32-bit Intel (160 KB disk, 256 MB RAM)
    • Windows XP Pro: 32-bit Intel (160 KB disk, 256 MB RAM)
  • UNIX and Linux systems
    • AIX 5.3+: System p, Power5 (1 MB disk, 256 MB RAM)
    • HP-UX 11i (V1, 2, 3): HP 700, 800 (1.1 MB disk, 256 MB RAM)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.x, 4.x: 32-bit Intel
    • Solaris 8, 9, 10: 64-bit SPARC, 32-bit SPARC, 32-bit Intel (850 KB disk, 256 MB RAM)
    • Macintosh OS 10.x, OS X Server 10.x: 32-bit Intel, PowerPC® (200 KB disk, 256 MB RAM)
  • System i™ and z™ (AS400, mainframe)
    • System i V5.4
    • System z 1.6, 1.7, and 1.8

Note: The agent is provided as a 32-bit application. It should not be compiled from source as a 64-bit application. The 32-bit application can run on a 64-bit Solaris operating system.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: 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.

Packaging

  • IBM Rational® Build Forge Windows CD
  • IBM Rational Build Forge UNIX CD

Security, auditability, and control

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

To locate an IBM Business Partner, 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
 
IBM Rational Build Forge Access     Software        Software
                                     Change and      Change and
                                     Configuration   Configuration
                                     Management      Management
IBM Rational Build Forge Adaptor    Software        Software
 Toolkit Enterprise Edition          Change and      Change and
                                     Configuration   Configuration
                                     Management      Management
IBM Rational Build Forge Adaptor    Software        Software
 Toolkit Standard Edition            Change and      Change and
                                     Configuration   Configuration
                                     Management      Management
IBM Rational Build Forge Adaptor    Software        Software
 Toolkit Starter Pack Edition        Change and      Change and
                                     Configuration   Configuration
                                     Management      Management
IBM Rational Build Forge            Software        Software
 Enterprise Edition                  Change and      Change and
                                     Configuration   Configuration
                                     Management      Management
IBM Rational Build Forge Quick      Software        Software
 Report Enterprise Edition           Change and      Change and
                                     Configuration   Configuration
                                     Management      Management
IBM Rational Build Forge Quick      Software        Software
 Report Standard Edition             Change and      Change and
                                     Configuration   Configuration
                                     Management      Management
IBM Rational Build Forge Standard   Software        Software
 Edition                             Change and      Change and
                                     Configuration   Configuration
                                     Management      Management
IBM Rational Build Forge Starter    Software        Software
 Pack Edition                        Change and      Change and
                                     Configuration   Configuration
                                     Management      Management
 
                                     PID        Charge unit
Program name                         number     description
 
IBM Rational Build Forge Access      5724-S27   Floating User(s)
IBM Rational Build Forge Access      5724-S27   Floating User(s)
IBM Rational Build Forge Access      5724-S27   Authorized
                                                 User(s)
IBM Rational Build Forge Access      5724-S27   Authorized
                                                 User(s)
IBM Rational Build Forge Adaptor     5724-S27   Server(s)
 Toolkit Enterprise Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Adaptor     5724-S27   Server(s)
 Toolkit Enterprise Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Adaptor     5724-S27   Server(s)
 Toolkit Standard Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Adaptor     5724-S27   Server(s)
 Toolkit Standard Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Adaptor     5724-S27   Server(s)
 Toolkit Starter Pack Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Adaptor     5724-S27   Server(s)
 Toolkit Starter Pack Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Enterprise  5724-S27   Server(s)
 Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Enterprise  5724-S27   Server(s)
 Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Quick       5724-S27   Server(s)
 Report Enterprise Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Quick       5724-S27   Server(s)
 Report Enterprise Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Quick       5724-S27   Server(s)
 Report Standard Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Quick       5724-S27   Server(s)
 Report Standard Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Standard    5724-S27   Server(s)
 Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Standard    5724-S27   Server(s)
 Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Starter     5724-S27   Server(s)
 Pack Edition
IBM Rational Build Forge Starter     5724-S27   Server(s)
 Pack Edition

Charge metrics definitions

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user and/or client devices. A PoE must be obtained for each server regardless of the number of processors and partitions in the server on which the program runs or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Authorized user

An authorized user is one and only one individual (named or unnamed) within or outside your enterprise. A PoE must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. A program licensed under an authorized user PoE may be installed on a single computer or server, and accessed by multiple users, provided that a PoE has been obtained for each individual user accessing the program either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.

Floating user

You may utilize the program, including installation of the program on multiple servers, provided that use of the program occurs via a license server, and the total number of concurrent users does not exceed the total number of floating user licenses obtained for the program.

Passport Advantage program licenses


IBM Rational Build Forge

                                                 Part
Part description                                 number
 
IBM Rational Build Forge  Enterprise Edition
Rational Build Forge EE Server                   D59BQLL
 Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Rational Build Forge EE Server                   E02Y1LL
 SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Rational Build Forge EE Server                   D59BRLL
 SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl BF EE Srv from Ratl BF SE                   D59CNLL
 Srv Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
 
IBM Rational Build Forge Adaptor
 Toolkit Enterprise Edition
Ratl BF Ad Tlkt EE Srv from Ratl                 D616XLL
 BF Ad Tlkt SE Srv Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit EE                       D59BLLL
 Server Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit EE                       E02XZLL
 Server SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit EE                       D59BMLL
 Server SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
 
IBM Rational Build Forge Quick
 Report Enterprise Edition
Ratl BF Quick Report Ent Ed                      D60RVLL
 Server Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Quick Report Ent Ed                      E03PBLL
 
 Server SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Ratl BF Quick Report Ent Ed                      D60RWLL
 Server SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl BF Quick Rpt EE Srv from                    D616JLL
 Ratl BF Quick Rpt SE Trdup
 Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
 
IBM Rational Build Forge Access
Rational Build Forge Access Auth                 D60SVLL
 User Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Rational Build Forge Access Auth                 E03PPLL
 User SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Rational Build Forge Access Auth                 D60SWLL
 User SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Rational Build Forge Access                      D60SALL
 Float User Lic & SW Maint 12 Mo
Rational Build Forge Access                      E03PILL
 Float User SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Rational Build Forge Access                      D60SBLL
 Float User SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl BF Access Flt Usr fr Ratl                   D6160LL
 BF Access Auth Usr Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
 
IBM Rational Build Forge Standard Edition
Rational Build Forge SE Server                   D59BCLL
 Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Rational Build Forge SE Server                   E02XVLL
 SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Rational Build Forge SE Server                   D59BDLL
 SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
 
IBM Rational Build Forge Adaptor
 Toolkit Standard Edition
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit SE                       D59BJLL
 Server Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit SE                       E02XYLL
 Server SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit SE                       D59BKLL
 Server SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
 
IBM Rational Build Forge Quick
 Report Standard Edition
Ratl BF Quick Report Std Ed                      D60U0LL
 Server Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Quick Report Std Ed                      E03Q9LL
 Server SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Ratl BF Quick Report Std Ed                      D60U1LL
 Server SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
 
IBM Rational Build Forge Starter
 Pack Edition
Ratl BF Starter Pack Ed Server                   D6171LL
 Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Starter Pack Ed Server                   E03W5LL
 SW Maint AnnualRnwl
Ratl BF Starter Pack Ed Server                   D6172LL
 SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
 
IBM Rational Build Forge Adaptor
 Toolkit Starter Pack Edition
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit SPE                      D6173LL
 Server Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit SPE                      E03W6LL
 Server SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit SPE                      D6174LL
 Server SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
Ratl Build Forge EE V7.0.1
Rational Build Forge Enterprise Edition Server V7.0.1    BT03PEN
 Media Pack English
Ratl Build Forge SE V7.0.1
Rational Build Forge Standard Edition Server V7.0.1      BT03QEN
 Media Pack English

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.

Entitled maintenance                                     Part
offerings description       Media packs description      number
 

Ratl Build Forge SE V7.0.1

 
IBM Rational BF Access per  Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Auth User for System z      Standard Edition Server
                             V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Rational BF Access per  Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Floating User for System z  Standard Edition Server
                             V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Rational Build Forge    Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Access per Authorized User  Standard Edition Server
                             V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Rational Build Forge    Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Access per Floating User    Standard Edition Server
                             V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Rational Build Forge    Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Adaptor Toolkit Starter Pk  Standard Edition Server
 Ed Svr                      V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Rational Build Forge    Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Starter Pack Ed Server for  Standard Edition Server
 System z                    V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Rational Build Forge    Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Starter Pack Edition        Standard Edition Server
 Server                      V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Ratl BF Quick Report    Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Standard Edition Server     Standard Edition Server
 for Sys z                   V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Ratl Build Forge        Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Adaptor Toolkit Starter Pk  Standard Edition Server
 Server Sys z                V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Ratl Build Forge Quick  Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Report Standard Edition     Standard Edition Server
 Server                      V7.0.1 Media Pack English
Rational Build Forge        Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Standard Edition Server     Standard Edition Server
                             V7.0.1 Media Pack English
Rational Build Forge        Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Standard Edition Server     Standard Edition Server
 for System z                V7.0.1 Media Pack English
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit     Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Standard Edition Server     Standard Edition Server
                             V7.0.1 Media Pack English
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit     Rational Build Forge         BT03QEN
 Standard Edition Server     Standard Edition Server
 Sys z                       V7.0.1 Media Pack English
 

Ratl Build Forge EE V7.0.1

 
IBM Rational BF Access per  Rational Build Forge         BT03PEN
 Auth User for System z      Enterprise Edition Server
                             V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Rational BF Access per  Rational Build Forge         BT03PEN
 Floating User for System z  Enterprise Edition Server
                             V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Rational Build Forge    Rational Build Forge         BT03PEN
 Access per Authorized User  Enterprise Edition Server
                             V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Rational Build Forge    Rational Build Forge         BT03PEN
 Access per Floating User    Enterprise Edition Server
                             V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Ratl BF Quick Report    Rational Build Forge         BT03PEN
 Enterprise Edition Server   Enterprise Edition Server
 for Sys z                   V7.0.1 Media Pack English
IBM Ratl Build Forge Quick  Rational Build Forge         BT03PEN
 Report Enterprise Edition   Enterprise Edition Server
 Server                      V7.0.1 Media Pack English
Rational Build Forge        Rational Build Forge         BT03PEN
 Enterprise Edition Server   Enterprise Edition Server
                             V7.0.1 Media Pack English
Rational Build Forge        Rational Build Forge         BT03PEN
 Enterprise Edition Server   Enterprise Edition Server
 for System z                V7.0.1 Media Pack English
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit     Rational Build Forge         BT03PEN
 Enterprise Ed Server for    Enterprise Edition Server
 System z                    V7.0.1 Media Pack English
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit     Rational Build Forge         BT03PEN
 Enterprise Edition Server   Enterprise Edition Server
                             V7.0.1 Media Pack English

Cross-Platform Product for Use on System z

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

                                                 Part
Program Name/Description                         number
 
Rational Build Forge Access Auth                 D60S1LL
 User for System z Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Rational Build Forge Access Auth                 E03PDLL
 User for System z SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Rational Build Forge Access Auth                 D60S2LL
 User for System z SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Rational Build Forge Access                      D60S7LL
 Float User for System z Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Rational Build Forge Access                      E03PGLL
 Float User for System z SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Rational Build Forge Access                      D60S8LL
 Float User for System z SW Maint
 Reinstate 12Mo
Rational Build Forge EE Server                   D60H4LL
 for System z Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Rational Build Forge EE Server                   E03IMLL
 for System z SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Rational Build Forge EE Server                   D60H5LL
 for System z SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Rational Build Forge SE Server                   D60GSLL
 for System z Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Rational Build Forge SE Server                   E03IFLL
 for System z SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Rational Build Forge SE Server                   D60GTLL
 for System z SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl BF Access Flt Usr Sz fr BF                  D616QLL
 Access Auth Usr Sz Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Ad Tlkt EE Srv Sz f Ratl                 D616YLL
 BF Ad Tlkt SE Srv Sz Trdup
 Lic+SW Maint 12
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit EE Srv                   D60L6LL
 for System z Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit EE Srv                   E03KYLL
 for System z SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit EE Srv                   D60L7LL
 for System z SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit SE Srv                   D60L8LL
 for System z Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit SE Srv                   E03KZLL
 for System z SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit SE Srv                   D60L9LL
 for System z SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit Starter                  D6170LL
 Pk Ed Srv f Sys z SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit Starter                  D616ZLL
 Pk Ed Srv for System z Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Adaptor Toolkit Starter                  E03W4LL
 Pk Ed Srv for System z SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Ratl BF EE Srv Sys z from Ratl                   D60H6LL
 BF SE Srv Sys z Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Quick R EE Srv Sz f BF                   D616KLL
 Quick R SE Srv Sz Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Quick Report Ent Ed                      D60SXLL
 Server for System z Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Quick Report Ent Ed                      E03PQLL
 Server for System z SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Ratl BF Quick Report Ent Ed                      D60SYLL
 Server for System z SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl BF Quick Report Std Ed                      D60U4LL
 Server for System z Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Quick Report Std Ed                      E03QBLL
 Server for System z SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Ratl BF Quick Report Std Ed                      D60U5LL
 Server for System z SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl BF Starter Pack Ed Server                   D6175LL
 for System z Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl BF Starter Pack Ed Server                   E03W7LL
 for System z SW Maint Annual Rnwl
Ratl BF Starter Pack Ed Server                   D6176LL
 for System z SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo

 
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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 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
 
IBM Rational Build Forge           5724-S27   L-KHUY-727HBC

The program's License Information will be 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).

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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 programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: No The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

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 IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

Software maintenance applies: 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 information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under 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

System i Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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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.


 
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Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
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