IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.0.2 features can accelerate deployment of service-oriented business solutions for banking and telecommunications

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-141
June 26, 2007

 

 ENUS207141.PDF (57KB)

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(Corrected on July 25, 2007)

In the Software requirements section, a software requirement was added. See the "Other software" heading.
 

At a glance

WebSphere Business Services Fabric is an end-to-end platform for the rapid assembly, delivery, and business service life-cycle management of business and industry-focused business solutions in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment. The Fabric solution delivery can be accelerated for specific industries through industry content packs that contain prebuilt SOA assets, consisting of reference business services templates based on industry standards and prevalent industry practices.

Industry packs include:

  • IBM Insurance P&C Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric focuses on the property and casualty lines of businesses for insurance enterprises.
  • IBM Healthcare Payor Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric focuses on the payor processes in healthcare enterprises.
  • IBM Banking Payments Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric focuses on payments capabilities of financial services enterprises.
  • IBM Telecom Operations Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric focuses on billing, fulfillment, and assurance operations for telecommunication enterprises.

For ordering, contact:

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

WebSphere® Business Services Fabric is an end-to-end platform for next-generation, service-oriented business solutions. It allows clients, system integrators, and ISVs to assemble, deploy, manage, and govern business services — the building blocks of service-oriented business solutions.

WebSphere Business Services Fabric solutions can be accelerated with optional industry content packs that contain prebuilt service-oriented architecture (SOA) assets for the development of industry-specific, service-oriented business solutions.

With this announcement, the IBM Insurance P&C Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric and the IBM Healthcare Payor Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric are updated. New industry content packs are introduced for the banking industry — to support payment SOA solutions, and for the telecommunications industry — to support operations SOA solutions.

This expanded industry coverage can accelerate delivery of business solutions and help reduce implementation costs by delivering industry-specific SOA assets in the form of prebuilt reference business services templates based on industry standards and prevalent industry practices.

This announcement satisfies the statement of direction contained in 207-107 , dated May 22, 2007.

Refer to 206-283 , dated October 31, 2006.
 
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Key prerequisites
  • AIX 5L™ V5.3
  • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2003 Enterprise Server
  • Linux™
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    • SUSE 9 Linux Enterprise Server
  • Sun Solaris 10

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • June 29, 2007, (electronic software delivery)
    • IBM Banking Payments Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
    • IBM Telecom Operations Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
    • IBM Healthcare Payor Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • September 14, 2007, (electronic software delivery) — IBM Insurance P&C Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • July 20, 2007, (media and documentation)
    • IBM Banking Payments Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
    • IBM Telecom Operations Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
    • IBM Healthcare Payor Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • October 5, 2007, (media and documentation) — IBM Insurance P&C Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric

 
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Description

WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.0.2 industry content packs deliver reference business services templates optimized to industry standards and consist of the following prebuilt SOA assets:

  • Reference business services templates that include definitions of business assertions, business roles, and business channels, that are based on the industry business glossary
  • Industry business glossary that presents a taxonomy of industry terms, with associated relationships and properties
  • Industry-standards-based data types and Web service interfaces that enable interoperability across disparate systems in the enterprise ecosystem
  • Industry-common services that can speed the delivery and assembly of service-oriented business solutions
  • Industry business object model (BOM) used as a semantic model for design and development of service-oriented business solutions
  • Knowledge assets that can accelerate consumability and extensibility of the prebuilt SOA content packaged in industry content packs

Industry content packs can speed time-to-market for industry-specific, service-oriented business solutions:

  • Designed for specific industry participants, that facilitate more rapid service-oriented business solution assembly.
  • Optimized for industry best practices, ensuring consistency and reuse across geographic locations, product lines, and processes.
  • Helps simplify interoperability by defining the common language to facilitate interoperability between disparate IT assets. These prepackaged industry-specific vocabularies are expressed as an extensible ontology; for example, Health Level Seven (HL7), ISO 20022, and New Generation Operations Systems and Software Shared Information Data (NGOSS SID).
  • Helps speed time-to-market with prebuilt, frequently reused horizontal infrastructure services. Includes interfaces to popular industry specific third-party and business process outsourcing services.
  • Helps speed time-to-market using prebuilt business assertions that ensure consistency, and maintain standards compliance during the definition and development of business service policies.
  • Expands use within an enterprise, or enhances the security of publishing to a broader partner ecosystem.
  • Enables clients and partners to plug-in their SOA assets to predefined reference business services templates.

Feature details

Banking Payments Pack supports payment capabilities for financial institutions.

  • New templates — Banking payments specific business services definitions and associated metadata
  • New banking standards for business glossary
    • Information Framework (IFW) business object model provides a proven design for business process and data services integration
    • Single standardization approach to enable interoperability across banking ecosystem through the ISO 20022 messaging model
    • Electronic Payments Association (formerly the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA)) that provides NACHA payments standards that are used to develop operating rules and business practices for the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network and for electronic payments
  • New ISO 20022-based business object model
  • New banking payments specific data types and Web service interfaces that are based on ISO 20022, NACHA, and a subset of IFW industry model
  • New banking common services based on ISO 20022 messaging standards

Telecom Operations Pack supports billing, fulfillment, and assurance operations for telecommunication enterprises

  • New templates — Telecom operations specific business services definitions and associated metadata, based on Telecom Applications Map (TAM) and enhanced Telecom Operations Map (eTOM)
  • New telecom standards for business glossary — NGOSS SID model that gives the telecommunications industry a common vocabulary and set of information/data definitions and relationships used in the definition of NGOSS architectures
  • New NGOSS SID model-based business object model
  • New interfaces — Telecom operations specific data types and Web service interfaces based on NGOSS SID model, NGOSS OSS/J (Operational Support Systems through Java™ Initiative) and NGOSS MTOSI model (Multi-Technology Operations System Interface)
  • New Telecom common services based on NGOSS SID model, NGOSS OSS/J and NGOSS MTOSI model

The updated Insurance P&C Pack provides improvements for the property and casualty lines of business for insurance enterprises.

  • Enhancements to templates — Expansion in the extent of additional business services definitions and associated metadata
  • New interfaces — specific data types and service interfaces based on a subset of IAA industry model
  • Enhancements to common services — Additional common Web service definitions using HR-XML (Human Resources — Extensible Markup Language)

The updated Healthcare Payor Pack delivers improvements for payor processes for healthcare payors.

  • Enhancements to healthcare reference business service templates — Additional business services definitions and associated metadata
  • New HL7 reference information model V3.0-based business object model
  • New healthcare payor specific data types and Web service interfaces based on ASC X12 EDI messages for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and HL7
  • Enhancements to common services — Additional common service definitions using ASC X12 EDI messages for HIPAA and HL7

All packs include enhancements to knowledge assets, including reference implementation, reference architecture, and how-to-guides.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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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.

Availability of national languages

Product description            Language        GA date
 
IBM Banking Payments Pack      Multilingual    July 20, 2007
 V6.0.2                         (English
                                International,
                                French,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese —
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-
                                 Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese —
                                Traditional,
                                Italian)
IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk     Multilingual    July 20, 2007
 V6.0.2                         (English
                                International,
                                French,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese —
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-
                                 Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese —
                                Traditional,
                                Italian)
IBM Business Svcs Tool Pk      Multilingual    July 20, 2007
 V6.0.2                         (English
                                International,
                                French,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese —
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-
                                 Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese —
                                Traditional,
                                Italian)
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack      Multilingual    July 20, 2007
 V6.0.2                         (English
                                International,
                                French,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese —
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-
                                 Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese —
                                Traditional,
                                Italian)
IBM Insurance P&C Pack V6.0.2  Multilingual    October 5, 2007
                                (English
                                International,
                                French,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese —
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-
                                 Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese —
                                Traditional,
                                Italian)
IBM Telecom Operations Pack    English         July 20, 2007
 V6.0.2                         International

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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.

Softcopy documentation is shipped on the product CDs in pdf format:

Installation guides

  • IBM Healthcare Payor Pack Installation Guide
  • IBM Insurance P&C Pack Installation Guide
  • IBM Banking Payments Pack Installation Guide
  • IBM Telecom Operations Pack Installation Guide

Developer guides

  • IBM Healthcare Payor Pack Developer's Guide
  • IBM Insurance P&C Pack Developer' Guide
  • IBM Banking Payments Pack Developer's Guide
  • IBM Telecom Operations Pack Developer's Guide

The softcopy documentation shipped with this product is available in the following national languages:

  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Simplified Chinese (GB18030 compliant)
  • Traditional Chinese

The IBM Telecom Operations Pack Installation Guide and IBM Telecom Operations Pack Developer's Guide are available in English only.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Any hardware that is explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software, and any associated applications unmodified. The responsibility to provide a statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider (if not IBM).

  • AIX®: IBM System p™ servers
  • Linux™: x86 platform: 32-bit Intel® — Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS/ES
  • Linux: IBM System p servers — SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9.0 with SP3
  • Windows™: x86-compatible
  • Sun Solaris/SPARC

Software requirements

Server platforms

  • AIX 5L™ V5.3
  • Microsoft™ Windows 2003 Enterprise Server
  • Linux
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    • SUSE 9 Linux Enterprise Server
  • Sun Solaris 10

Client platforms

  • Windows 2003
  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2

Repository database: DB2 Universal Database® Enterprise Server Edition V8.2 and Fix Pack 10

Application server: WebSphere® Process Server V6.0.2 with Fix Pack 1 (provided)

Other software (one of these):

  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.0 or V6.0.2 (5724-N72)
  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS V6.0 or V6.0.2 (5655-R41)

Companion products: For information on WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS® V6.0.2, refer to 207-106 , dated May 22, 2007.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: 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: WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.0.2 is available via the following media packages:

  • IBM Business Services Foundation Pack
    • WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.0.2 product CD
    • WebSphere Process Server V6.0.2 product CDs
  • WebSphere Business Services Fabric Tool Pack
    • Business Services Composition Studio V6.0.2 product CD
    • WebSphere Integration Developer V6.0.2 product CDs
  • Industry feature pack CDs
    • IBM Healthcare Payor Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
    • IBM Insurance P&C Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
    • IBM Banking Payments Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
    • IBM Telcom Operations Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric

Note: Product documentation is shipped on product CDs. Documentation from industry standards groups (for example, HL7, ASC X12, ISO, SWIFT, NACHA, NGOSS) is not provided. You may find documentation, associated with these standards, beneficial in creating end-to-end business applications. For this documentation, contact the associated industry standards body.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware and software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Global Technology Services

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

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

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

Our ISSW consultants:

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

Packaged and custom service offerings are available, including specific predefined services offerings to get clients off to a running start with WebSphere Business Services Fabric.

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

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

Visit the following Web sites to learn more about ISSW's capabilities. Contact your ISSW Services sales specialist for specific information about services offerings for WebSphere Business Services Fabric.

For more information, visit

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


 
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Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
IBM Banking Payments Pack for       Process         Process
 WebSphere Business Services Fabric  Integration     Integration
                                                     Servers
IBM Foundation Pack for WebSphere   Process         Process
 Business Services Fabric            Integration     Integration
                                                     Servers
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack for       Process         Process
 WebSphere Business Services Fabric  Integration     Integration
                                                     Servers
IBM Insurance P&C Pack for          Process         Process
 WebSphere Business Services Fabric  Integration     Integration
                                                     Servers
IBM Telecom Operations Pack for     Process         Process
 WebSphere Business Services Fabric  Integration     Integration
                                                     Servers
IBM Tool Pack for WebSphere         Process         Process
 Business Services Fabric            Integration     Integration
                                                     Servers
 
 
                                              Charge unit
Program name                PID number        description
 
IBM Foundation Pack         5724-R31          Value Unit
 for WebSphere
 Business Services
 Fabric
IBM Healthcare Payor        5724-R31          Establishment
 Pack for WebSphere
 Business Services
 Fabric
IBM Insurance P&C           5724-R31          Establishment
 Pack for WebSphere
 Business Services
 Fabric
IBM Tool Pack for           5724-R31          Authorized user
 WebSphere Business
 Services Fabric
IBM Tool Pack for           5724-R31          Authorized user
 WebSphere Business
 Services Fabric
 System z™
IBM Banking Payments        5724-R31          Establishment
 Pack for WebSphere
 Business Services
 Fabric
IBM Telecom                 5724-R31          Establishment
 Operations Pack for
 WebSphere Business
 Services Fabric

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Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

Part description                  Part number
 
IBM Foundation Pack for
 WebSphere Business Services
 Fabric
IBM Fnd Pk for WS Bus Svcs Fab    D59S3LL
 tradeup WPS Value Unit Li & SW
 Maint 12 Mo
IBM Foundation Pk for WS Bus      E0345LL
 Svcs Fabric Value Unit SW Maint
 Annual Rnwl
IBM Foundtion Pk for WS Bus Svcs  D59S1LL
 Fab Value Unit Li & SW Maint12
 Months
IBM Foundtion Pk for WS Bus Svcs  D59S2LL
 Fab Value Unit SW Maint
 Reinstatement 12 M

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

Part description                  Part number
 
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack for
 WebSphere Business Services
 Fabric
IBM Healthcare Payor Pk for WS    D59S8LL
 Bus Svcs Fbc Estab Li & SW Maint
 12 M
IBM Healthcare Payor Pk for WS    E0348LL
 Bus Svcs Fbc Estab SW Maint
 Annual Rnwl
IBM Healthcare Payor Pk for WS    D59S9LL
 Bus Svcs Fbc Estab SW Maint
 Reinstate 12

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

Part description                  Part number
 
IBM Insurance P&C Pack for
 WebSphere Business Services
 Fabric
IBM Insurance P&C Pk for WS Bus   E0349LL
 Svcs Fabric Estab SW Maint
 Annual Rnwl
IBM Insurance P&C Pk for WS Bus   D59SBLL
 Svcs Fabric Estab SW Maint
 Reinste 12
IBM Insurance P&C Pk for WS Bus   D59SALL
 Svcs Fabric Establ Li & SW Maint
 12 mo

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

Part description                  Part number
 
IBM Tool Pack for WebSphere
 Business Services Fabric
IBM Tool Pack for WS Bus Svcs     D59RYLL
 Fab Authorized User   Li & SW
 Maint 12 M
IBM Tool Pack for WS Bus Svcs     E0344LL
 Fab Authorized User   SW Maint
 Annual Rnwl
IBM Tool Pack for WS Bus Svcs     D59RZLL
 Fab Authorized User   SW Maint
 Reinstate
IBM Tool Pk for WS Bus Svcs Fab   D59S0LL
 Auth User Li & SW Maint 12 M
 from WID

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

Part description                  Part number
 
IBM Banking Payments Pack for
 WebSphere Business Services
 Fabric
IBM Banking Payments Pack         D613HLL
 Establishment License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
IBM Banking Payments Pack         E03UBLL
 Establishment SW Maintenance
 Annual Renewal
IBM Banking Payments Pack         D613ILL
 Establishment SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Mo

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

Part description                  Part number
 
IBM Telecom Operations Pack for
 WebSphere Business Services
 Fabric
IBM Telecom Operations Pack       D613JLL
 Establishment License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Mont
IBM Telecom Operations Pack       E03UCLL
 Establishment SW Maintenance
 Annual Renewal
IBM Telecom Operations Pack       D613KLL
 Establishment SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
IBM Banking Payments Pack V6.0.2
IBM Banking Payments Pack Multilingual (English          BA0NGML
 International, French, Korean, Chinese — Simplified,
 Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese,
 Chinese — Traditional, Italian) Red Hat Enterprise
 Linux ES, Windows XP, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
 (SLES), Solaris (Sun Microsystems), Windows Server
 2003, AIX 5L, V5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS CD-ROM
 Digital Disk — ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2
IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk V6.0.2
IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk Multilingual (English         BA0NBML
 International, French, Korean, Chinese — Simplified,
 Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese,
 Chinese — Traditional, Italian) Red Hat Enterprise
 Linux ES, Windows XP, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
 (SLES), Sun Solaris/SPARC, Windows Server 2003, AIX 5L,
 V5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS CD-ROM Digital Disk —
 
 
 ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2
IBM Business Svcs Tool Pk V6.0.2
IBM Business Svcs Tool Pk Multilingual (English          BA0NCML
 International, French, Korean, Chinese — Simplified,
 Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese,
 Chinese — Traditional, Italian) Red Hat Enterprise
 Linux ES, Windows XP, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
 (SLES), Sun Solaris/SPARC, Windows Server 2003, AIX 5L,
 V5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS CD-ROM Digital Disk —
 ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack V6.0.2
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack Multilingual (English          BA0NEML
 International, French, Korean, Chinese — Simplified,
 Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese,
 Chinese — Traditional, Italian) Red Hat Enterprise
 Linux ES, Windows XP, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
 (SLES), Solaris (Sun Microsystems), Windows Server
 2003, AIX 5L, V5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS CD-ROM
 Digital Disk — ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2
IBM Insurance P&C Pack V6.0.2
IBM Insurance P&C Pack Multilingual (English             BA0NDML
 International, French, Korean, Chinese — Simplified,
 Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese,
 Chinese — Traditional, Italian) Red Hat Enterprise
 Linux ES, Windows XP, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
 (SLES), Solaris (Sun Microsystems), Windows Server
 2003, AIX 5L, V5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS CD-ROM
 Digital Disk — ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2
IBM Telecom Operations Pack V6.0.2
IBM Telecom Operations Pack English International Red    BA0NFIE
 Hat Enterprise Linux ES, Windows XP, SUSE Linux
 Enterprise Server (SLES), Solaris (Sun Microsystems),
 Windows Server 2003, AIX 5L, V5, Red Hat Enterprise
 Linux AS CD-ROM Digital Disk — ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2

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.

IBM Healthcare Payor Pack V6.0.2

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
HealthcarePayr Pk for WS    IBM Healthcare Payor Pack   BA0NEML
 Business Services Fbrc per  Multilingual (English
 Estab                       International, French,
                             Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, Windows XP, SUSE Linux
                             Enterprise Server (SLES),
                             Solaris (Sun
                             Microsystems), Windows
                             Server 2003, AIX 5L, V5,
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             AS CD-ROM Digital Disk —
                             ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2

IBM Insurance P&C Pack V6.0.2

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
Insurance P&C Pk for WS     IBM Insurance P&C Pack      BA0NDML
 Business Services Fbrc per  Multilingual (English
 Estab                       International, French,
                             Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, Windows XP, SUSE Linux
                             Enterprise Server (SLES),
                             Solaris (Sun
                             Microsystems), Windows
                             Server 2003, AIX 5L, V5,
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             AS CD-ROM Digital Disk —
                             ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2

IBM Telecom Operations Pack V6.0.2

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
Telecom Operations Pk for   IBM Telecom Operations      BA0NFIE
 WS Business SvcS Fbrc per   Pack English International
 Estab                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, Windows XP, SUSE Linux
                             Enterprise Server (SLES),
                             Solaris (Sun
                             Microsystems), Windows
                             Server 2003, AIX 5L, V5,
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             AS CD-ROM Digital Disk —
                             ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2

IBM Banking Payments Pack V6.0.2

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
Banking Payments Pk for WS  IBM Banking Payments Pack   BA0NGML
 Business Services Fbrc per  Multilingual (English
 Estab                       International, French,
                             Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, Windows XP, SUSE Linux
                             Enterprise Server (SLES),
                             Solaris (Sun
                             Microsystems), Windows
                             Server 2003, AIX 5L, V5,
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             AS CD-ROM Digital Disk —
                             ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2

IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk V6.0.2

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
WS Business Services        IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk  BA0NBML
 Foundation Pack per Value   Multilingual (English
 Unit                        International, French,
                             Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, Windows XP, SUSE Linux
                             Enterprise Server (SLES),
                             Sun Solaris/SPARC, Windows
                             Server 2003, AIX 5L, V5,
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             AS CD-ROM Digital Disk —
                             ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2

IBM Business Svcs Tool Pk V6.0.2

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
WS Business Services Tool   IBM Business Svcs Tool Pk   BA0NCML
 Pack per Auth User          Multilingual (English
                             International, French,
                             Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, Windows XP, SUSE Linux
                             Enterprise Server (SLES),
                             Sun Solaris/SPARC, Windows
                             Server 2003, AIX 5L, V5,
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             AS CD-ROM Digital Disk —
                             ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2
WS Business Services Tool   IBM Business Svcs Tool Pk   BA0NCML
 Pack zSeries(R)             Multilingual (English
 per Auth User               International, French,
                             Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, Windows XP, SUSE Linux
                             Enterprise Server (SLES),
                             Sun Solaris/SPARC, Windows
                             Server 2003, AIX 5L, V5,
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             AS CD-ROM Digital Disk —
                             ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2

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 zSeries 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.

Program name/description          Part number
 
IBM Tool Pack for WS Bus Svcs     D59SKLL
 Fab Auth User   System Z Li & SW
 Maint 12 M
IBM Tool Pack for WS Bus Svcs     E034ELL
 Fab Auth User   System Z SW
 Maint Annual Rnwl
IBM Tool Pack for WS Bus Svcs     D59SLLL
 Fab Auth User   System Z SW
 Maint Reinstate

Withdrawal of previous Passport Advantage part numbers: Effective August 22, 2007, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following products licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement. A replacement product and availability date is listed if one is available.

Withdrawn products            Replacement products         Avail-
Part                          Part                         ability
number   Product name         number  Product name         date
 
5724-R31 IBM WebSphere
          Business Services
          Fabric V6.0.0
BA0M4EN  IBM HltPy Pk for WS  BA0NEML IBM Healthcare       07/20/07
          BusSvcs Windows              Payor Pack Red Hat
          Server 2003,AIX 5L,          Enterprise Linux
          V5,Red Hat Linux V           ES,Windows XP,SUSE
                                       Linu

Effective November 5, 2007, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following products licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement. A replacement product and availability date is listed if one is available.

Withdrawn products            Replacement products         Avail-
 
Part                          Part                         ability
number   Product name         number  Product name         date
 
5724-R31 IBM WebSphere
          Business Services
          Fabric V6.0.0
BA0M5EN  IP&C Pk for WS Bus   BA0NDML IBM Insurance P&C    10/05/07
          Svcs Fbc Windows             Pack Red Hat
          Server 2003,AIX 5L,          Enterprise Linux
          V5,Red Hat Linux V           ES,Windows XP,SUSE
                                       Linux E

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

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 (IPLA), IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Agreement: The IPLA including the License Information (LI) document and Proof of Entitlement (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.

LI form number

                                          Program
Program name                              number     Form number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric    5724-R31   L-DPAO-72FP27

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

Limited warranty: 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.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

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 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

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable
 
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IBM Electronic Services

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

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

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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Order now

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

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

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System p, AIX 5L, developerWorks, System z, iSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, AIX, DB2 Universal Database, WebSphere, z/OS, Lotus, zSeries, S/390, eServer, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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