IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction V7.1 delivers the latest technology tools for Web application development on i5/OS

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-061
March 25, 2008

 

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TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
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TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
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(Corrected on April 23, 2008)

The Ordering information section was revised to note that IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1 and IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction V7.1 cannot be ordered in the same order.
 

 
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Overview

IBM Rational® Developer for System i™ for SOA1 Construction V7.1, a new software offering, enables you to build innovative rich Web applications, and user interfaces (UI), so you can link to the backend RPG, COBOL, and Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) business applications. It contains powerful EGL-based Web development tools targeting i5/OS™. It also allows you to increase your application development productivity by exploiting emerging computing technologies to fulfill new and changing business requirements with minimum re-training effort.

IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction V7.1 helps to simplify and accelerate the development of SOA applications, modernize legacy systems, and reduce development costs. Reuse and extend valuable existing IT assets such as RPG and COBOL programs and service programs, by turning existing RPG and COBOL applications into artifacts needed for service access, for example, Web services. You simply use supplied wizards in IBM Rational Developer for System i to create Web services that are deployed on i5/OS. These applications then can be extended to the Web by using IBM Rational Business Developer.

The products included in this offering are:

  • IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1
  • IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1
  • IBM Rational HATS2 Toolkit V7.1

IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1 simplifies and accelerates development of Web and SOA applications, modernize legacy systems, and reduce development costs. You can reuse and extend valuable existing IT assets, such as existing RPG and COBOL programs and service programs. In addition, it includes automated conversion of IBM VisualAge® Generator applications to EGL.

IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1 lets you edit/compile/debug traditional and new i5/OS RPG and COBOL application development.

Although the HATS Toolkit V7.1 is available as a free download, it is included in IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction for your convenience. IBM Rational HATS for 5250 Applications V7.1 is the follow-on version of the HATS IBM WebFacing technologies. It is designed to make modernization of UI and creation of Web services even easier.

IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction V7.1 helps to create Web services from your existing RPG and COBOL service programs or/and programs. It enables existing applications to participate in SOA constructions.

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Service oriented architecture
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Host Access Transformation Services

 
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Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements section.
 
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Planned availability dates

For part number orders:

  • March 25, 2008, electronic software delivery (The IBM Rational HATS Toolkit V7.1 is available on March 28, 2008.)
  • April 11, 2008, physical software delivery

For feature code orders:

  • April 11, 2008, electronic and physical software delivery

For ordering, contact:

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

IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction V7.1 is a new offering that gives you Web development capabilities while allowing you to create and maintain existing RPG and COBOL applications. It contains three products:

  • IBM Rational Business Developer
  • IBM Rational Developer for System i
  • IBM Rational HATS Toolkit

IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1

IBM Rational Business Developer delivers the latest technology tools to support the definition and test/debug of EGL applications and services. It also delivers a generation engine that transforms the EGL source into Java™ or COBOL code optimized for deployment to a broad variety of application hosting environments, including Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) servers (WebSphere®, Apache Tomcat, i5/OS Integrated Application Server, and so on) and traditional transactional systems such as i5/OS.

EGL hides the details of the target execution platforms and associated middleware, freeing you to focus on the business problem rather than on the underlying implementation technologies. If you have little or no experience with Java and Web technologies, you can use EGL to create enterprise-class services and applications quickly and easily. If you have little or no experience with i5/OS programming, you can quickly create highly optimized System i Web services and programs.

IBM Rational Business Developer has functions that further strengthen the platform coverage, the support for an SOA and for business integration solutions, the usability and versatility of the EGL language. It provides capability for extending RPG and COBOL applications to the Web.

IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction addresses the full spectrum of modern business application requirements including the development of:

  • Business services: The EGL language includes the built-in notion of "service", allowing you to create and consume services in an extremely simple and straightforward way, and to permeate systems architecture with service orientation.
  • Web applications: Tight integration of EGL with the Java Server Faces (JSF) framework and JSF tooling enables you to create Web applications in a simple and productive way, without the need to know Java or the details of the JSF framework.
  • Portlets: EGL JSF Web applications can also be deployed to WebSphere Portal Server. EGL provides built-in functions to interface the Portal framework, including support for inter-portlet communications.
  • Reports: EGL integration with BIRT, an open source reporting engine, allows you to create sophisticated reports.
  • Batch systems: The language includes the built-in notion of a "batch program," which can be generated to run without end user interaction (for example, to produce reports or to batch database load and update.)
  • Text user-interface applications: To facilitate migration of legacy systems to a modern development environment, EGL includes the ability to create traditional 5250 character-based user interfaces and related programming constructs.
  • Tight integration of EGL and RPG/COBOL applications: RPG/COBOL applications can be easily extended to the Web.

IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1 delivers the following enhancements in addition to the existing capabilities of IBM Rational Business Developer Extension V7.0:

  • Support for MQ Series: Message queues can now be accessed using EGL language abstractions.
  • i5/OS Integrated Application Server support: Generated Java Web applications can now be deployed to the i5/OS Integrated Application Server.
  • i5/OS Data Queues and Data Areas support: These resources can now be accessed through the use of new EGL functions.
  • CVS files support: Comma separated value (CSV) files can now be accessed using EGL language abstractions.
  • Text User Interface applications: Language elements and tools allow you to write traditional 5250 character-based user interface programs.
  • Web transaction support: To facilitate migration of VisualAge Generator Web applications, EGL now supports the development and generation of applications using the VisualAge Generator Web Transaction feature.
  • BIRT integration: EGL integration with BIRT, an open source reporting engine, enables creation of sophisticated reports.
  • Portlets support: EGL JavaServer Faces (JSF) Web applications can be deployed to WebSphere Portal Server, and EGL provides built-in functions to interface the portal framework, including support for inter-portlet communications.
  • Enhanced security: EGL applications can include user sign-on capability to restrict access to resources only to authorized users, through new EGL support for access to JNDI/LDAP directory data and enablement of both container-managed and application-managed security.
  • JSF support enhancements: IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1 includes several JSF editor usability enhancements, the use of JSF AJAX-enabled type-ahead fields, and the use of LDAP security JSF support.
  • EGL language enhancements: These include the use of exclusive OR (XOR) operator, the ability to pass and return EGL records on function invocations and other minor enhancements.
  • EGL invocation from native Java: IBM Rational Business Developer generates Java wrappers that enables EGL invocation from native Java.
  • ILE service procedures invocation: EGL can invoke native i5/OS Integrated Language Environment® (ILE) service procedures.
  • Usability enhancements: A new project wizard and numerous source editor and debugger improvements (such as automated formatting, improved content assist, dynamic error markers, code refactoring, "jump to line" during debugging, dynamic code modification during debugging) significantly simplify the EGL development experience.
  • Built-in tools for automated conversion of VisualAge Generator code to EGL.
  • Bi-directional text enhancements: A number of enhancements enable development and deployment of applications that require bi-directional text support.

IBM Rational Business Developer generates COBOL code that can be deployed to i5/OS V5R3, V5R4, and V6R1.

IBM Rational Business Developer generates Java code that can be deployed to the following environments:

  • i5/OS V5R3, or later. Web applications require WebSphere Application Server V5.1.2 or later, Apache Tomcat 5.5 or later, or the i5/OS Integrated Application Server.
  • AIX® v5.2. Web applications require WebSphere Application Server V5.1.2 or later, or Apache Tomcat 5.5 or later.
  • Windows® 2000, 2003, XP, and Vista. Web applications require WebSphere Application Server V5.1.2 or later, or Apache Tomcat 5.5 or later.
  • Linux™ (Red Hat 3 or higher, and SUSE 9). Web applications require WebSphere Application Server V5.1.2 or later, or Apache Tomcat 5.5 or later.
  • HP Unix 11iv2. Web applications require WebSphere Application Server V5.1.2 or later, or Apache Tomcat 5.5 or later.
  • Solaris 9 or later. Web application requires WebSphere Application Server V5.1.2 or later, or Apache Tomcat 5.5 or later.

IBM Rational Business Developer empowers you to increase your productivity for i5/OS application development through:

  • Abstraction: EGL provides concise and powerful notations that help to eliminate the tight coupling. It reduces the amount of coding required to interface systems and middleware. This abstraction simplifies and speeds up your development work.
  • Declarative programming: EGL includes a certain level of declarative specifications to help reduce repetitive and error-prone coding. For example, validation rules is associated to a data item trigger validation to be executed whenever the item is used, in a Web page or a 5250 screen.
  • Language: EGL is a comprehensive but an easy-to-learn language. Modern, modular, and readable, it has a rich library of built-in functions to boost your productivity for commonly required operations, such as date and time math, string manipulation, and so on. In addition, the language is extensible and offers full interoperability with other languages, including EGL interfaces to native Java, and seamless invocation of RPG or COBOL programs or any ILE procedure.
  • Tools: IBM Rational Business Developer contains a rich set of Eclipse-based capabilities, including EGL source level debugging, powerful smart editing, visual construction, graphical navigation, and automated generation of Create/Read/Update/Delete (CRUD) applications from Unified Modeling Language (UML) models or from data schemas.
  • SOA: EGL is designed to facilitate services development and deployment. A simplified SOA development paradigm is built into the language itself and complemented with the tools. You can create services without the need to know Web service protocols and standards such as Web Services Description Language (WSDL), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), or Extensible Markup Language (XML).

For information on IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1, refer to 208-062 , dated March 25, 2008 (IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1).

IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1

IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1 delivers an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) for RPG and COBOL programmers. The combination of IBM Rational Developer for System i and IBM Rational Business Developer lets you to:

  • Develop and deploy Web-based applications
  • Create Web services for existing i5/OS applications
  • Use EGL to extend your existing applications with a Web user interface.

IBM Rational Developer for System i gives you with edit/compile/debug capabilities. The key V7.1 enhancements include:

  • Application Diagram enhancements in functional zoom, program calls, and Control Language (CL) support
  • i5/OS Web Services and Java Tools enhancements in the ILE Web Services and Program Call Bean
  • The level of Program Verifiers, Syntax Checkers, Content assist, Editor wizards and Outline view — Updated to the i5/OS V6R1 host level
  • Screen designer technology preview phase 2
  • Debug support
  • Footprint reduction in disk and memory

IBM Rational Developer for System i allows you to modernize existing RPG and COBOL applications to enable them for SOA. Use the edit/compile/debug capability in IBM Rational Developer for System i to separate your batch code into reusable procedures that can be consumed as Web services. The new Web services wizard can be used to turn these procedures into services. These steps will enable IBM Rational Business Developer to consume those existing RPG and COBOL services.

For information on IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1, refer to 208-016 , dated January 29, 2008 (IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1).

IBM Rational HATS Toolkit V7.1

The HATS Toolkit includes a default transformation engine that quickly and easily generates a dynamic Web interface from a 5250 datastream. The resulting Web interface can also be customized with the HATS Toolkit. With HATS, you can also create Web services that provide standard programming interfaces to business logic and transactions contained within host applications. The IBM WebFacing Tool, formerly a component in IBM WebSphere Development Studio Client and IBM WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition, is now a component of the HATS Toolkit V7.1. With the IBM WebFacing Tool, you can quickly, easily, and cost-effectively generate Web user interfaces to 5250 applications that run in batch mode. Applications produced with the HATS Toolkit require the purchase of HATS for 5250 Applications licenses and HATS for 5250 Applications V7.1 media prior to deployment to production.

For information on IBM HATS V7.1, refer to 208-049 , dated March 11, 2008 (IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services V7.1).

IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction can only be ordered in i5/OS V6R1. Upgrade from IBM Rational Developer for System i to IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction is supported.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction V7.1 is capable as of March 25, 2008, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM Web site at


 
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Product positioning

Most IT organizations are under pressure to deliver integrated systems and Web applications to help their businesses become more efficient and competitive. However, some industry studies show that the high cost and long time required to re-train software developers are main inhibitors to aligning IT with the needs of the business. If an organization develops applications in-house but the development team does not have enough experience and skills with emerging middleware and programming technologies, they may be unable to deliver the systems that the business demands.

To address this challenge, IBM delivers the new IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction offering. It enables organizations to build their application development capabilities while preserving their investment in skills and software assets.

  • Helps simplify and accelerate development of SOA applications, modernize legacy systems, and reduce development costs.
  • Enables you to reuse and extend valuable existing IT assets such as RPG and COBOL programs and service programs, by turning existing RPG and COBOL applications into artifacts needed for service access, for example, Web services.
  • Combines the power of IBM Rational Developer for System i for doing edit/compile/debug with the ability to extend existing applications to the Web with IBM Rational Business Developer.

In today's typical System i IT shops, there is in-house development. The developers tend to fall into two fairly distinct camps:

  • The legacy developers (RPG, COBOL, and 4GLs)
  • The new developers (GUI, Windows, Java, and Web)

If legacy development is large and there is mounting pressure to deliver new solutions to the business, the IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction proposition, which includes IBM Rational Developer for System i and IBM Rational Business Developer, is attractive.

Legacy developers cannot easily do Web or SOA applications, and new developers are not trained to deal with legacy technologies. Managing cross-technology teams is challenging and can slow development down. IBM Rational Developer for System i and IBM Rational Business Developer can be learned easily by either teams, allowing for a unified pool of developers and enabling them to work on end-to-end projects in a single technology.

IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction brings to the System i market a modern powerful programming environment that targets legacy environments to help motivate developers, retain existing talent, and attract new talent.
 
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Reference information
  • 208-062 , dated March 25, 2008 (IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1)
  • 208-016 , dated January 29, 2008 (IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1)
  • 208-049 , dated March 11, 2008 (IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services V7.1)

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 208-061

Trademarks

 
System i and i5/OS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Rational, VisualAge, WebSphere, Integrated Language Environment, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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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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 program.

With the IBM Systems Information Center, users can use a single information center to access product documentation for IBM Systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, users can efficiently find information and personalize their access to that information. The IBM Systems Information Center is at


 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

For hardware requirements information on IBM Rational® Business Developer V7.1, refer to 208-062 , dated March 25, 2008 (IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1).

For hardware requirements information on IBM Rational Developer for System i™ V7.1, refer to 208-016 , dated January 29, 2008 (IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1).

For hardware requirements information on IBM HATS V7.1, refer to 208-049 , dated March 11, 2008 (IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services V7.1).

Software requirements

For software requirements information on IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1, refer to 208-062 , dated March 25, 2008 (IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1).

For software requirements information on IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1, refer to 208-016 , dated January 29, 2008 (IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1).

For software requirements information on IBM HATS V7.1, refer to 208-049 , dated March 11, 2008 (IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services V7.1).

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a read-me file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction V7.1 contains the following:

  • IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction V7.1 "Quick Start Guide"
  • IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction V7.1 "Quick Start CD"
  • IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1 product code
  • IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1 product code
  • IBM Rational HATS Toolkit V7.1

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction V7.1 uses the security and auditability features of the respective operating systems. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Software Services

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

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit


 
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Ordering information

Product group: IBM Rational
 
Product Identifier Description                 PID
 
IBM Rational Developer for System i            5724-T83
 for SOA Construction                          5733-SOA
 
Product category: Design and Construction

Charge metric

                          Part number or
Program name              PID number           Charge metric
 
IBM Rational Developer    5724-T83             Authorized User
 for System i for SOA
 Construction
                          5733-SOA             Authorized User

Authorized user

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Passport Advantage

                                                           Part
Program name/description                                   number
 
IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA                BT04AML
 Construction V7.1 Windows® ML Media Pack
 
IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA                D03L5LL
 Construction Auth Us LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO
 
IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA                E04KDLL
 Construction Auth Us ANNUAL SW MAINT RNWL
 
IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA                D03L6LL
 Construction Auth Us SW MAINTW REINSTATE 12 MO
 
IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA                D03L7LL
 Construction Auth Us from IBM Rational Developer
 for System i TRADEUP LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO
 
IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA                D03XALL
 Construction Auth Us from VA Generator
 TRADEUP LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO

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 offerings
description                                                Part number
 
IBM RDi SOA V7.1 Win ML                                    BT04AML

Charge features

5733-SOA                                                   Charge
                                                           feature
 
Per User OTC with 1 Year SWMA                              0002
Per User Charged with HW with 1 Year SWMA                  0003
 
5660-SOA                                                   Charge
                                                           feature
 
Per User SW Maintenance No Charge Registration             1266
 
5661-SOA                                                   Charge
                                                           feature
 
Per User SW Maintenance 1 Year After License               0369
 
5662-SOA                                                   Charge
                                                           feature
 
Per User SW Maintenance 3 Year Registration                0572
 
5733-RDI upgrade to 5733-SOA                               Charge
                                                           feature
 
Per User 5733-RDI upgrade to 5733-SOA                      0004

Other chargeable features

                                                           Feature
                                                           number
 

Special delivery features

 
  Expedite -- Customer Expense 5733-SOA                    3446

No-charge features

                                                           Feature
                                                           number
 

Special delivery features

 
  Electronic SW Delivery 5733-SOA                          3450
 
  Ship Media Only 5733-SOA                                 3470
  Ship Documentation Only 5733-SOA                         3471
 

Language features

 
  Multilingual                                             2935
 

Supply features

 
  Rational Developer for System i for                      5819
   SOA Construction V7.1  5733-SOA
 
  IBM Rational Developer for System i for                  5809
   SOA Construction
   SW Maintenance 1 Year Registration/Renewal
   5660-SOA
 
  IBM Rational Developer for System i for                  5809
   SOA Construction
   SW Maintenance 1 Year After License 5661-SOA
 
  IBM Rational Developer for System i for                  5809
   SOA Construction
   SW Maintenance 3 Year Registration 5662-SOA
 

Other features

  ePOE registration 5733-SOA                               2001
 
  5733-NKY i5/OS™ remove key and ePOEs
 
   IBM Rational Developer for System i for                 2524
    SOA Construction 5733-SOA

IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1 and IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction V7.1 cannot be ordered in the same order. Both products are also offered in some System i V6R1 hardware editions, at a discounted price. In the hardware edition order, IBM Rational Developer for System i is defaulted. If you want to purchase IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction instead, you should select IBM Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction and remove IBM Rational Developer for System i from the selection.
 
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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 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.

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

License Information form number

  • L-JWOG-79CPBV: IBM Rational Developer for System i V7.1
  • L-KHUY-6YPTWM: IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1
  • L-DDCA-7B4KS7: IBM Rational HATS Toolkit V7.1

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Limited 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. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

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

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM 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 you.

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

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

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

Usage restriction: Yes

Some usage restrictions apply for the IBM Rational Application Developer functions when using the IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1 product. To enable Web application development using the EGL language, your copy of the IBM Rational Business Developer V7.1 product contains a portion of IBM Rational Application Developer V7.x product. You may use this portion of IBM Rational Application Developer only for development of EGL applications. Any use of IBM Rational Application Developer V7.x features for or other purposes (for example for developing J2EE applications using the Java™ language), requires purchase of a license of IBM Rational Application Developer.

Software Maintenance applies: Yes. Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this announcement is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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

For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage, for a total of three years from date of acquisition, may be elected. For additional information, refer to Changes to Distributed Software Products Model for Products Outside Passport Advantage 201-201 , dated July 10, 2001.

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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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 on the following Passport Advantage Web site

IBM Global Financing

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

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

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

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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