IBM WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2 expands access to process information from a wider array of sources to help business users make smarter decisions

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-141
June 24, 2008

 

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At a glance

IBM WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2 enhancements:

  • Access to business activity monitoring (BAM) dashboards through mobile devices increases responsiveness to changing business situations
  • Expanded reach of BAM to receive process and activity information from a broader range of sources enables business users to obtain a more complete view of their enterprise and leverage their existing investments
  • Collaborating on dashboard design accelerates the deployment of monitoring solutions
  • Enhanced dashboard experience increases business user productivity
  • Ability for business users to modify business rules enables faster response to changing business conditions
  • Graphical debugging of monitoring models improves IT developer productivity and enables rapid development of monitoring solutions
  • Improved lifecycle management of monitoring models increases the reuse of the models and improves developer productivity

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Overview

IBM WebSphere® Business Monitor is comprehensive business activity monitoring (BAM) software that provides a real-time view of your business processes and operations. It contains personalized business dashboards that calculate and display key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics derived from business processes, business activity data, and business events from a wide range of information sources. This gives business users immediate actionable insight into their business operations to mitigate problems or take immediate advantage of opportunities, resulting in cost savings and increased revenues.

WebSphere Business Monitor provides a comprehensive view of the business by collecting data from a wide variety of sources. These data sources include:

  • IBM Business Process Management (BPM) and Connectivity portfolio: WebSphere Process Server, IBM FileNet P8 Business Process Manager, WebSphere MQ Workflow, WebSphere Business Services Fabric, WebSphere Business Events, WebSphere Message Broker, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, and WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50.
  • By using WebSphere Adapters and IBM Connectivity products, events and data from third-party applications, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications.
  • Events from legacy applications through the IBM Connectivity portfolio.

Rich analytics provide business users with additional insight into the business operations and processes to make better, more informed decisions based on historical and trending data. Tight integration with the IBM BPM suite of products enables you to rapidly improve critical business processes.

Enhancements in V6.1.2 help you access an expanded source of business process information using enhanced business dashboards. These new features improve the dashboard experience and dramatically enhance the ease of use for designing and deploying monitoring solutions.

New capabilities in V6.1.2 include:

  • Accessing information from wherever you are — Dashboards on mobile devices, such as a Blackberry, help business users stay abreast of the real-time data for actionable insights from wherever they are located.
  • Extending the reach of BAM — View information from a broader range of process data sources on the business dashboards.
  • Improving support for business users and business analysts — Ease of use and the ability to collaborate on dashboard design simplifies development and deployment of monitoring solutions.
  • Accelerating time to value — Ability to graphically debug and manage monitoring models speeds development of monitoring solutions.
  • Expanding platform support — WebSphere Business Monitor server now runs on Linux™ on System z™.

 
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Key prerequisites

Supported operating systems:

  • AIX® V5.2 or V5.3
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows XP and Vista (for development only)
  • Linux for x86 Systems
  • Linux for System z
  • HP-UX Itanium 11i V3 and V2
  • Sun Solaris 9 or 10

Refer to the Software requirements section for additional information.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • June 27, 2008: Electronic distribution — U.S. English and national languages
  • July 18, 2008: Media packs — U.S. English and national languages

 
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Description

Expanding access for business users

IBM WebSphere Business Monitor can now provide business activity monitoring (BAM) dashboards on mobile devices, such as a Blackberry, so business users have access to operational data where and when they work, allowing them to take immediate action on this data.

Extend the reach of BAM

  • Monitor events from WebSphere Message Broker: WebSphere Business Monitor will be able to monitor WebSphere Message Broker run times. Receiving events from WebSphere Message Broker will enable you to leverage your investments in WebSphere Message Broker to help provide real-time visibility into your business processes and operations.
  • Monitor events from WebSphere Business Services Fabric: WebSphere Business Monitor can now receive events from WebSphere Business Services Fabric, offering additional visibility into dynamic process execution on the WebSphere Business Services Fabric run time.
  • Monitor events from WebSphere Business Events: WebSphere Business Events detects business situations using the Business Event Processing technology. These situations can be sent as alerts and events to WebSphere Business Monitor. WebSphere Business Events provides earlier insight and detection of business situations by correlating and detecting patterns in the stream of business events. WebSphere Business Monitor, in combination with WebSphere Business Events, will be able to provide more comprehensive insight and analysis to business users based on these additional business event streams of data.

Enhanced support for business users and business analysts

  • Users can now collaborate on dashboard design through enhancements to WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server — Users are able to upload static images of dashboard designs enabling business analysts and IT developers to collaborate and make quick iterations on the dashboard design.
  • WebSphere Business Monitor provides the ability for business users to change business relevant rules — This enhancement will allow business users to modify the business rules parameters directly from within their monitoring environment when WebSphere Business Monitor is used in conjunction with WebSphere Process Server. This feature allows business users to respond very rapidly to changing business conditions.
  • Enhanced dashboard experience — New features, such as the ability to switch visualization types directly from the dashboard, an increased choice of color palettes, and new visualizations types, improve the dashboard experience for the business users. These features help business users benefit from greater productivity and will require minimal involvement of IT to set up.

Accelerates time to value

  • Graphical debugging of monitor models — WebSphere Business Monitor introduces a number of innovations to enable you to reduce the time to deploy monitoring solutions, resulting in faster return on investment. Monitoring models can now be debugged using graphical means. With the debugger, an IT developer can step through the execution of monitor logic when an event arrives, set breakpoints, examine the values of event fields, and the effect on metrics. The debugger provides a graphical representation of all elements in a monitor model, such as metrics, triggers, stopwatches, and counters, as well as the sequence of steps that will be executed as events are being consumed. This enables developers to quickly identify problems in the monitoring models, reducing the time to develop new monitoring solutions.
  • Lifecycle management of monitoring models — The Monitor Model Editor leverages the Rational® Asset Manager so that monitoring models may be published to this best-in-class asset repository. Integration with Rational Asset Manager will enable users to manage a large number of monitoring models, along with their other BPM assets through the BPM lifecycle. Users have the ability to browse assets in a structured view that is tailored to the monitoring model. Similarly, users may be able to import assets from the repository into the Monitor Model Editor. This feature helps users manage their monitoring models, perform impact analysis, and track usage to accelerate the development and deployment of monitoring solutions.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Reference information

Refer to IBM WebSphere Modeler and Modeler Publishing Server V6.1.2, Software Announcement 208-143 , dated June 24, 2008, and IBM WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition V6.1.2, Software Announcement 208-144 , dated June 24, 2008.

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Education support

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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Publications

WebSphere® Business Monitor V6.1.2 documentation is shipped in an information center, available as a downloadable image or on the product CD. You can install a local copy of the information center using the WebSphere Business Monitor installation program.

WebSphere Business Monitor documentation is also available at


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For information on the hardware requirements for WebSphere Business Monitor, visit

Software requirements

WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2 supports the following platforms and software:

Operating systems:

  • SUSE Linux™ Enterprise Server (SLES) 9.0 or 10.0 (on Intel® x86)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9.0 or 10.0 (on IBM System z™)
  • HP-UX Itanium 11i V2 and V3
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 or Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP and Vista (for development only)
  • AIX® V5.2 or V5.3
  • Sun Solaris 9 or 10

Databases for use by WebSphere Business Monitor server:

  • DB2® Enterprise Server Edition V8.2, V9.1, or V9.5
  • DB2 for z/OS® V8
  • Oracle 10g Standard and Enterprise Release 2 — 10.2.0.2
  • Embedded Derby 10.1 (for development only)

Other optional software:

  • WebSphere Portal Server Enable V6.0.1.1
  • DB2 Alphablox V9.5
  • WebSphere Integration Developer V6.1
  • IBM Rational® Application Developer V7.0

For additional information on the software requirements for WebSphere Business Monitor, visit

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README 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

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

Packaging: WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2 is distributed via electronic download and a single physical media pack consisting of multiple DVDs and CD-ROMs.

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.

Software Services

IBM Software Services for WebSphere 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 Business 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.

IBM Software Services for WebSphere is adept at building effective teams consisting of your staff and IBM Global Business Services personnel, or with a global systems integrator of your choice to support the successful deployment of WebSphere Business Monitor. IBM Software Services for WebSphere brings product, technology, and best-practices expertise that can make any implementation team more effective. As specialists in WebSphere products, IBM has the collective experience of hundreds of live customer implementations and hundreds of consultants globally to help ensure success.

IBM Software Services for WebSphere 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 your individual needs, with services that range from a full outsourced deployment to focused specialist services packages that enable a project team or client to address specific challenges.

IBM Software Services for WebSphere can also assist you with upgrading from earlier versions of WebSphere products. Any migration of applications involves proper planning, estimation, and timed execution. IBM Software Services for WebSphere can assist by precisely assessing and evaluating your existing infrastructure and support system. IBM Software Services for WebSphere has extensive, proven experience in successful product migrations.

Our IBM Software Services for WebSphere consultants:

  • Are missioned to help make WebSphere products successful.
  • Minimize your migration risks. We've harnessed years of field experiences into a migration services program to you successfully migrate your applications.
  • Provide extensive technical skills on WebSphere and WebSphere process integration products.
  • Bring tried-and-true best practices expertise to every engagement.

Packaged and custom service offerings are available, including specific pre-defined services offerings to get you off to a running start with WebSphere process integration products.

IBM Software Services for WebSphere Migration Assessment Services Offering

Do you need to migrate from WebSphere Business Integration Monitor V4.2.4 (Monitor V4.24) to WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2 (Monitor V6.1.2)? Engage the experts. Skilled IBM Software Services for WebSphere consultants can assist you in successfully planning your Monitor V4.24 to Monitor V6.1.2 migration with the Migration Assessment Services Offering. IBM Software Services for WebSphere consultants will host a workshop which will assess your current Monitor V4.24 environment and provide guidance on the best approach for migrating to Monitor V6.1.2. For more details, contact your IBM Software Services for WebSphere Services Sales Representative.

Visit the Web sites below to learn more about IBM Software Services for WebSphere capabilities, and how to contact your IBM Software Services for WebSphere sales specialist for specific information about services offerings for WebSphere process integration products.

For more information, visit

Your ISSW sales specialist may be found at

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


 
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Ordering information

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

Product group: WebSphere
 
  Product Identifier Description     PID
 
  IBM WebSphere Business Monitor     5724-M24
 
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other

Charge metric

                                   PID           Charge unit
Program name                       number        description
 
IBM WebSphere Business Monitor     5724-M24      Processor Value Unit
                                                 (PVU)

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

Passport Advantage

                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number
 
WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2                          D56KQLL
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 License + SW maintenance 12 months
 
WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2                          E029TLL
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 Annual SW maintenance renewal 12 months
 
WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2                          D56KULL
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 SW maintenance reinstatement 12 months
 
                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number
 
WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2 for Linux on System z    D04MBLL
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 License + SW maintenance 12 months
 
WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2 for Linux on System z    E055LLL
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 Annual SW maintenance renewal 12 months
 
WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2 for Linux on System z    D04MCLL
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 SW maintenance reinstatement 12 months
 
                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number
 
WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2 for System z             D60QNLL
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 License + SW maintenance 12 months
 
WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2 for System z             E03NSLL
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 Annual SW maintenance renewal 12 months
 
WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2 for System z             D60QPLL
 Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 SW maintenance reinstatement 12 months

For ordering information, refer to Software Announcement 206-254 , dated October 10, 2006, and to Software Announcement 207-063 , dated March 27, 2007.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media packs.

Media packs                                                 Part
description                                                 number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2                       AF0BPML
 English US and Multilingual

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

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License Information form number

  • WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2: L-DJEN-7DPNZG

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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

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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): No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement

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

Usage restriction: Yes

For information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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, 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, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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Other support: Passport Advantage

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable.
 
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