IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1.2 has more business user functionality with simplified tools and enhanced integration with WebSphere portfolio

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-146
June 24, 2008

 

 ENUS208146.PDF (69KB)

 

Table of contents  Document options  
TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Software Services
TOC link Description TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Reference information TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Availability of national languages TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
 
Printable version Printable version

(Corrected on July 28, 2008)

"Other software" section added to Software requirements section.
 

At a glance

WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1.2 can provide quick return on investment by providing alignment with Business Process Management (BPM) tooling platform through:

  • Integration with WebSphere Business Monitor
  • Fabric Extensions for WebSphere Business Modeler

WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1.2 can provide an enhanced platform for customers and Business Partners to deliver an asset-based solution by providing

  • Asynchronous invocation and long running process support
  • Security model alignment
  • Strengthened WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) integration
  • New operating system support
    • SUSE Linux™ Enterprise Server (SLES) on Intel®
    • Linux on System z™ — Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SLES
    • AIX® V6.1
    • Windows® Server 2008
  • New database support — DB2® V9.5

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
Back topBack to top
 

Overview

WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1.2 is the core of a business process management (BPM) enabled by a service oriented architecture (SOA) environment. It can provide dynamic business process capabilities by assembling and storing business services that are managed and whose outcomes are changed with business service policies. New capabilities include:

  • More functionality for business users with simplified tools and an enhanced integration with WebSphere Business Monitor and WebSphere Business Modeler
    • Ability to emit common base events that embody the business decision and can be consumed by WebSphere Business Monitor to generate Dashboards, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics
    • New policy assertions to enable the firing of events
    • Interoperability with WebSphere Business Modeler that allows the client to define dynamic assembler implementation type in WebSphere Business Services Fabric mode
    • Support for asynchronous invocation in long running processes
  • Platform enhancements for business partners to deliver asset-based solutions and software stack upgrades for WebSphere products, databases and operating systems
  • Simplified administration and enhanced integration with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
    • Ability to search and lookup for Web Services Description Language (WSDL) in WebSphere Services Registry and Repository and then import a selection of Web Services Description Languages
    • Ability to consume partial WSDL definitions from WebSphere Services Registry and Repository.
    • Ability to capture the service versions
    • Runtime support for WebSphere Service Registry and Repository-based endpoints in the WebSphere Business Services Fabric Dynamic Assembler engine
  • Enhanced business user tooling can
    • Enable the business user to increase expressiveness of business service policies by defining the business variables
    • Enhance debugging and tracing of Dynamic Assembler transactions
  • Enhanced consumability of Industry Content Packs
    • Common messaging model for IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack
    • Ability to install non-ACORD-based Insurance P&C Content Pack

 
Back topBack to top
 
Key prerequisites

For a complete list, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections in this document.
 
Back topBack to top
 

Planned availability dates
  • June 27, 2008 (electronic software delivery)
  • July 18, 2008 (media and documentation)

 
Back topBack to top
 
Description

WebSphere Business Services Fabric consists of:

IBM Business Services Foundation Pack

  • Includes a highly scalable, run-time business service policy definition and enforcement engine that enables dynamic business service assembly and behavior adaptation based on content, context, and contract
  • Controls and automates entitlement of business services for subscribers, enabling creation, control, and management of service packages to subscribers across the ecosystem. Can integrates with leading security and identity management products
  • Offers visibility and monitoring of service-oriented business processes and applications. Includes multi-perspective views and enables drill-down analysis of events and exceptions
  • Enables end-to-end governance of business services through design, runtime, deployment, and management
  • Stores and manages business services, business service policies, and business service entitlements

IBM Business Services Tool Pack

  • Includes user tools to maintain, manage, and govern business services metadata, subscribers, business service policies, and governance processes
  • Enables domain-experienced software architects to model, create, publish, and manage industry-specific service metadata models and business service policies around data, processes, resources, and domains
  • Enables a visual assembly environment for creating and managing industry-specific business service metadata models and policies

Industry content packs deliver business services templates designed to industry standards and consisting of the following prebuilt SOA assets:

  • Industry capability maps and process maps that include various core business capabilities and processes unique to that industry
  • Business services templates that include definitions of business assertions, business roles, and business channels, based on industry business glossary
  • Industry standards-based data types and Web service interfaces for interoperability across disparate systems in enterprise ecosystem
  • Industry common services to help speed delivery and assembly of composite business applications
  • Industry business object model (BOM) to be used as a logical data model for design and development of composite business applications
  • Industry business glossary with a taxonomy of industry terms, associated relationships and properties
  • Knowledge assets to help accelerate consumability and extensibility of prebuilt SOA content packaged in industry content packs

Available industry content packs include:

  • Insurance Property and Casualty (P&C) Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • Healthcare Payor Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • Banking Payments Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • Telecom Operations Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric focuses on billing, fulfillment, and assurance operations

New feature details for this release

  • Enhanced business user experience
    • Enables the business user to increase expressiveness of business service policies by defining, changing the business variables
    • Enhanced debugging and tracing of dynamic assembler transactions
  • Enhanced WebSphere Interoperability — WebSphere Business Monitor
    • Emittance of common base events that embody business decisions
    • Policy assertion to decide when events should be fired — WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
  • Simplified administration and enhanced integration with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
    • Search and lookup for Web Services Description Languages in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository and import selected Web Services Description Languages through WebSphere Business Services Fabric's Composition Studio
    • Consume partial Web Services Description Languages definitions from WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
    • Provide runtime support for WebSphere Service Registry and Repository based endpoints in the WebSphere Business Services Fabric's Dynamic Assembler — WebSphere Business Modeler
  • Provides ability to define Dynamic Assembler implementation type in WebSphere Business Modeler's "Fabric mode"
  • Support for asynchronous invocation in long running processes
  • Enhanced consumability of industry content packs
    • Common messaging model for IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack
    • Ability to install non-ACORD based Insurance P&C Content Pack
  • New supported platform
    • Linux : SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • Linux on System z (zLinux): IBM System z
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9.0 with SP3 and 10.0
    • AIX V6.1
    • Windows Server 2008
  • New supported database — DB2 V9.5

Accessibility by people with disabilities

You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) at

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.
 
Back topBack to top
 

Product positioning

WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1.2 is at the core of BPM enabled by SOA. It provides an environment for dynamic business process capabilities by assembling and storing managed business services whose outcomes are changed with business service policies. It is also core to the WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition built on IBM market leading SOA-enabled capabilities which provide the foundation for integrating end-to-end business processes across an enterprise.

  • Business user tools to visualize, understand, document, and simulate business processes including human workflows
  • SOA-based process engine capable of dynamic execution of business processes based on business policies and service selection
  • Comprehensive Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) providing a real-time view of your business processes and operations

WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition includes three products:

  • WebSphere Business Modeler V6.1.2 to model and simulate
  • WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1.2 to rapidly deploy and change
  • WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1.2 to monitor, predict and act

 
Back topBack to top
 
Reference information

Refer to Software Announcement 208-147 , dated June 24, 2008.
 
Back topBack to top
 

Availability of national languages

Product description            Language        GA date
 
IBM Banking Payments Pack      Multilingual    July 18, 2008
 V6.1.2                         (English
                                International,
                                French,
                                Russian,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese —
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-
                                 Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese —
                                Traditional,
                                Italian)
IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk     Multilingual    July 18, 2008
 V6.1.2                         (English
                                International,
                                French,
                                Russian,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese —
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-
                                 Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese —
                                Traditional,
                                Italian)
IBM Business Svcs Tool Pk      Multilingual    July 18, 2008
 V6.1.2                         (English
                                International,
                                French,
                                Russian,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese —
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-
                                 Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese —
                                Traditional,
                                Italian)
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack      Multilingual    July 18, 2008
 V6.1.2                         (English
                                International,
                                French,
                                Russian,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese —
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-
                                 Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese —
                                Traditional,
                                Italian)
IBM Insurance P&C Pack V6.1.2  Multilingual    July 18, 2008
                                (English
                                International,
                                French,
                                Russian,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese —
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-
                                 Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese —
                                Traditional,
                                Italian)
IBM Telecom Operations Pack    Multilingual    July 18, 2008
 V6.1.2                         (English
                                International,
                                French,
                                Russian,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese —
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-
                                 Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese —
                                Traditional,
                                Italian)

Trademarks

 
System z is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, AIX, and DB2 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 is a registered trademark 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.

 
Back topBack to top
 
Education support

The following educational offerings are available as listed below:

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.

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education available to help your company prosper in today's competitive marketplace. We take pride in our ability to deliver successful education programs that provide your people with the skills necessary to make your business profitable using IBM software.

IBM delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help clients successfully deploy and integrate WebSphere® Application and Integration middleware products to their maximum potential.

The IBM education team works closely with product developers and services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. We draw from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students.

Training is available for IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric. For more information about available education offerings, including course locations and availability dates, refer to the Web site

Role-based skills roadmaps can be found on this page

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
Back topBack to top
 

Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
Back topBack to top
 
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 DVDs in PDF format:

Fabric Core

  • The IBM Foundation Pack Installation Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Tool Pack Installation Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric

Content packs

Installation guides

  • The IBM Healthcare Payor Content Pack Installation Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Insurance Property and Casualty Content Pack Installation Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Banking Payments Content Pack Installation Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack Installation Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric

Developers guides

  • The IBM Healthcare Payor Content Pack Developers Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Insurance Property and Casualty Content Pack Developers Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Banking Payments Content Pack Developers Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack Developers Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric

Reference architecture guides

  • The IBM Healthcare Payor Content Pack Reference Architecture Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Insurance Property and Casualty Content Pack Reference Architecture Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Banking Payments Content Pack Reference Architecture Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack Reference Architecture Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric

How-to guides

  • The IBM Healthcare Payor Content Pack How-To Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Insurance Property and Casualty Content Pack How-To Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Banking Payments Content Pack How-To for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack How-To for WebSphere Business Services Fabric

The softcopy documentation shipped with this product is translated into the following national languages:

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

 
Back topBack to top
 
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 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Linux: IBM System p servers — SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Linux: IBM System z™ servers — Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Windows®: x86-compatible
  • Sun Solaris: SPARC

Software requirements

Server platforms

  • AIX 5L™ V5.3, V6.1
  • Microsoft®
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Windows Server 2008
  • Linux
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 AS/ES
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9.0 with SP3 and 10.0
  • Sun Solaris 10

Client platforms

  • Windows 2003
  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista®

Repository database

  • DB2 Universal Database® Enterprise Server Edition V8.2 or 9.1, or 9.5
  • Oracle Database 10g

Application server: WebSphere Process Server V6.1.2

Other software

  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.1 (5724-N72), or
  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS V6.1 (5655-R41)

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.

Companion products: For information on WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS® V6.1.2, refer to Software Announcement 208-147 , dated June 24, 2008.

Planning information

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

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

Packaging: WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1.2 is available via the following media packages:

  • IBM Business Services Foundation Pack
    • WebSphere Business Process Services Foundation Pack DVD
    • WebSphere Process V6.1.2 product DVD/CDs
  • IBM Business Services Tool Pack
    • WebSphere Business Services Tool Pack DVD/CDs
    • WebSphere Integration Developer V6.1.2 product DVD/CDs
  • Industry content pack DVD
    • IBM Healthcare Payor Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
    • IBM Insurance P&C Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
    • IBM Banking Payments Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
    • IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric

Note: Product documentation is shipped on product DVD. Documentation from industry standards groups (for example, HL7, ASC X12, ISO, SWIFT, NACHA, and 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.
 
Back topBack to top
 

Software Services

Our lab-based software services team has the experience and expertise to assist customers and partners with all of their services needs in realizing the benefit of using WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1.2. Our team has experience in helping clients envision and realize successful business solutions that are centered on the Fabric. We understand how to quickly assist clients in getting started with the Fabric and Industry Content Packs. This is important to help them realize a return on their investment as quickly as possible. In addition to our deeply skilled lab services team, we have enabled our partner network on the Fabric, which allows us great flexibility to start quickly with clients around the globe.

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

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit


 
Back topBack to top
 
Ordering information

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

Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
IBM 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
 
 
                                      PID        Charge unit
Program name                          number     description
 
IBM Banking Payments Pack for         5724-R31   Establishment
 WebSphere Business Services Fabric
IBM Banking Payments Pack for         5724-R31   Establishment
 WebSphere Business Services Fabric
IBM Foundation Pack for WebSphere     5724-R31   SubCapacity
 Business Services Fabric                         Processor Value
                                                  Unit (PVU)
IBM Foundation Pack for WebSphere     5724-R31   SubCapacity
 Business Services Fabric                         PVU
IBM Foundation Pack for WebSphere     5724-R31   VU Value Unit
 
 Business Services Fabric
IBM Foundation Pack for WebSphere     5724-R31   VU Value Unit
 Business Services Fabric
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack for         5724-R31   Establishment
 WebSphere Business Services Fabric
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack for         5724-R31   Establishment
 WebSphere Business Services Fabric
IBM Insurance P&C Pack for WebSphere  5724-R31   Establishment
 Business Services Fabric
IBM Insurance P&C Pack for WebSphere  5724-R31   Establishment
 Business Services Fabric
IBM Telecom Operations Pack for       5724-R31   Establishment
 WebSphere Business Services Fabric
IBM Telecom Operations Pack for       5724-R31   Establishment
 WebSphere Business Services Fabric
IBM Tool Pack for WebSphere Business  5724-R31   Authorized
 Services Fabric                                  User
IBM Tool Pack for WebSphere Business  5724-R31   Authorized
 Services Fabric                                  User

Charge metrics definitions

Value Unit

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users or resources which may include servers, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for a program depends on how the program is deployed in your environment and must be obtained from a Value Unit table. You must obtain a PoE for the calculated number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to a program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Sub-capacity processor (Value Unit)

For programs eligible for sub-capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of Processor Value Units based on all activated processor cores available for use in each partition (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies) where the program runs. Refer to the International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for sub-capacity terms or the program's license information to determine applicable sub-capacity terms.

Authorized user

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

The program may be installed on one or more computers, and accessed by multiple users provided that a user authorization has been obtained for each individual user.

  1. Users have unique specific identity and IDs cannot be shared.
  2. An ID may establish one or more connections and count as a single user.
  3. An ID may only be reassigned for the long-term replacement of personnel, machine, program, or device.

Per establishment

For each authorization you are permitted to deploy an unlimited number of copies of the licensed business models only on machines owned or leased by you that are located at a single physical site, including the surrounding campus and satellite offices.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Foundation Pack for WebSphere Business Services
 Fabric
IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk VU Value Unit License &       D59S1LL
 Software Subscription a
IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk VU Value Unit Software        D59S2LL
 Subscription and Support
IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk VU Value Unit Software        E0345LL
 Subscription and Support

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack for WebSphere Business
 Services Fabric
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack Establishment License &        D59S8LL
 Software Subscription an
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack Establishment Software         D59S9LL
 Subscription and Support
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack Establishment Software         E0348LL
 Subscription and Support

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Insurance P&C Pack for WebSphere Business Services
 Fabric
IBM Insurance P&C Pack Establishment License & Software  D59SALL
 
 Subscription and S
IBM Insurance P&C Pack Establishment Software            E0349LL
 Subscription and Support Ann
IBM Insurance P&C Pack Establishment Software            D59SBLL
 Subscription and Support Rei

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Tool Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
IBM WebSphere Business Services Tool Pack Auth Usr       E0344LL
 Annual SW S & S Rnwl
IBM WebSphere Business Services Tool Pack Auth Usr Lic   D59RYLL
 + SW S & S 12 Mo
IBM WebSphere Business Services Tool Pk Auth Usr         D59RZLL
 SW S & S Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Banking Payments Pack for WebSphere Business
 Services Fabric
IBM Banking Payments Pack Establishment License &        D613HLL
 Software Subscription an
IBM Banking Payments Pack Establishment Software         D613ILL
 Subscription and Support
IBM Banking Payments Pack Establishment Software         E03UBLL
 Subscription and Support

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Telecom Operations Pack for WebSphere Business
 Services Fabric
IBM Telecom Operations Pack Establishment License &      D613JLL
 Software Subscription
IBM Telecom Operations Pack Establishment Software       D613KLL
 Subscription and Support
IBM Telecom Operations Pack Establishment Software       E03UCLL
 Subscription and Support

Passport Advantage Trade-up licenses

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

                                                        Part
Precursor product           Trade-up product            number
 
IBM Tool Pack for
 WebSphere Business
 Services Fabric
WebSphere Integration       WS Bus Svcs Fabrc Tool      D59S0LL
 Developer                   Pack AU frm WS Intgr Dev
                             AU Trdup Lic + SW S & S 12
                             Mo

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric

                                                        Part
Precursor product           Trade-up product            number
 
IBM Foundation Pack for
 WebSphere Business
 Services Fabric
IBM WebSphere Process       IBM Bus Svcs Found Pk VU    D59S3LL
 Server                      Value Unit Li & Soft Sub
                             from WPS Prc VU Trade up

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
IBM Banking Payments Pack V6.1.2
IBM Banking Payments Pack Red Hat Enterprise Linux       BA0SUML
 ES,SUSE Linux Enterprise
IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk V6.1.2
IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk Red Hat Enterprise Linux      BA0SVML
 ES,SUSE Linux Enterprise
IBM Business Svcs Tool Pk V6.1.2
IBM Business Svcs Tool Pk Red Hat Enterprise Linux       BA0SWML
 ES,SUSE Linux Enterprise
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack V6.1.2
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack Red Hat Enterprise Linux       BA0SRML
 ES,SUSE Linux Enterprise
IBM Insurance P&C Pack V6.1.2
IBM Insurance P&C Pack Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES,SUSE  BA0SSML
 Linux Enterprise S
IBM Telecom Operations Pack V6.1.2
IBM Telecom Operations Pack Red Hat Enterprise Linux     BA0STML
 ES,SUSE Linux Enterprise

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 V6.1.2

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
Healthcare Payor for WSBF   IBM Healthcare Payor Pack   BA0SRML
 Establishment for Linux on  Multilingual (English
 System z                    International, French,
                             Russian, Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             SPARC Platform Edition
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack   IBM Healthcare Payor Pack   BA0SRML
 for WebSphere Business      Multilingual (English
 Services Fabric per         International, French,
 Establishment               Russian, Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             SPARC Platform Edition
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2

IBM Insurance P&C Pack V6.1.2

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
IBM Insurance P&C Pack for  IBM Insurance P&C Pack      BA0SSML
 WebSphere Business          Multilingual (English
 Services Fabric per         International, French,
 Establishment               Russian, Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             SPARC Platform Edition
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2
Insurance Prop & Cas Pk     IBM Insurance P&C Pack      BA0SSML
 for WSBF Establishment for  Multilingual (English
 Linux on System z           International, French,
                             Russian, Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             SPARC Platform Edition
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2

IBM Telecom Operations Pack V6.1.2

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
IBM Telecom Operations      IBM Telecom Operations      BA0STML
 Pack for WebSphere          Pack Multilingual (English
 Business Services Fabric    International, French,
 per Establishment           Russian, Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2
Telecom Ops Pack for WSBF   IBM Telecom Operations      BA0STML
 Establishment for Linux on  Pack Multilingual (English
 System z                    International, French,
                             Russian, Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2

IBM Banking Payments Pack V6.1.2

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
Banking Payment Pk for      IBM Banking Payments Pack   BA0SUML
 WSBF Establishment for      Multilingual (English
 Linux on System z           International, French,
                             Russian, Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2
IBM Banking Payments Pack   IBM Banking Payments Pack   BA0SUML
 for WebSphere Business      Multilingual (English
 Services Fabric per         International, French,
 Establishment               Russian, Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2

IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk V6.1.2

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
Foundation Pack for         IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk  BA0SVML
 WebSphere Business          Multilingual (English
 Services Fabric             International, French,
 SubCapacity Processor       Russian, Korean, Chinese —
 Value Unit                  Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             SPARC Platform Edition
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2
Foundation Pk WBSF          IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk  BA0SVML
 Processor Value Unit for    Multilingual (English
 Linux on System z           International, French,
                             Russian, Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             SPARC Platform Edition
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2
Foundation Pk WBSF          IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk  BA0SVML
 SubCapacity Processor       Multilingual (English
 Value Unit for Linux on     International, French,
 System z                    Russian, Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             SPARC Platform Edition
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2
IBM WebSphere Business      IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk  BA0SVML
 Services Foundation Pack    Multilingual (English
 per Value Unit              International, French,
                             Russian, Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             SPARC Platform Edition
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2

IBM Business Svcs Tool Pk V6.1.2

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
IBM WebSphere Business      IBM Business Svcs Tool Pk   BA0SWML
 Services Tool Pack for      Multilingual (English
 zSeries(R) per Authorized   International, French,
 User                        Russian, Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             SPARC Platform Edition
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2
IBM WebSphere Business      IBM Business Svcs Tool Pk   BA0SWML
 Services Tool Pack per      Multilingual (English
 Authorized User             International, French,
                             Russian, Korean, Chinese —
                             Simplified, Spanish,
                             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                             German, Japanese, Chinese
                             — Traditional, Italian)
                             Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                             ES, SUSE Linux Enterprise
                             Server (SLES), Solaris
                             SPARC Platform Edition
                             (Sun), Windows Vista
                             Enterprise, Windows Server
                             2003, AIX 5L, V5, Windows
                             XP Professional, Red Hat
                             Enterprise Linux AS CD ROM
                             Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                             Standard V6.1.2

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 System z or S/390® platform. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement. The distinction is to identify the planned deployment platform.

Program name/description           Part number
 
IBM Banking Payments Pack per      D04BULL
 Estab Li S & S and Support 12m Lx
 Sys z
IBM Banking Payments Pack per      D04BVLL
 Estab S & S Support Rein 12m Lx
 Sys z
IBM Banking Payments Pack          E050ELL
 perEstab S & S Support Renewal Lx
 Sys z
IBM Bus Svcs Found Pk VU Value     D04KPLL
 Unit S & S and Support Rein Lx Sys
 z
IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk VU      D04KNLL
 Value Unit Lic S & S 12 mth per vu
 Lx Sys z
IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk VU      E054WLL
 Value Unit S & S Support Renewal
 Lx Sys z
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack PER      D04BWLL
 Estab Li S & S Support 12m Lx Sys
 z
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack per      D04BXLL
 Estab S & S Support Rein 12m Lx
 Sys z
IBM Healthcare Payor Pack per      E050FLL
 Estab S & S Support Renewal Lx
 Sys z
IBM Insurance P & C Pack Estab     D04BZLL
 S & S and Support Rein Lx Sys z
IBM Insurance P&C Pack per Esta    D04BYLL
 License S & S and Support 12 m Lx
 Sys z
IBM Insurance P&C Pack per Estab   E050GLL
 S & S and Support Renewal Lx
 Sys z
IBM Telecom Operations Pack per    D04BSLL
 Estab Lic S & S Support 12m Lx
 Sys z
IBM Telecom Operations Pack per    D04BTLL
 Estab S & S Support Rein 12m Lx
 Sys z
IBM Telecom Operations Pack per    E050DLL
 Estab S & S Support Renewal 12m
 Lx Sys Z
IBM WebSphere Business Services    E034ELL
 Toolpk zSer Auth Usr Annual SW
 S & S Rnwl
IBM WebSphere Business Services    D59SKLL
 Toolpk zSer Auth Usr Lic + SW
 S & S 12 Mo
IBM WebSphere Business Services    D59SLLL
 Toolpk zSer Auth Usr SW S & S
 Reinstate 12 Mo

Sub-capacity licensing

IBM Foundation Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric

Part number                       Part description
 
D04C1LL                           IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk
                                   SubCap PVU Soft
                                   S & S Rein LxSysz
D04C0LL                           IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk
                                   SubCap PVU Li
                                   Lx Sys z
E050HLL                           IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk
                                   SubCap PVU
                                   Soft S & S Lx Sys z
D044BLL                           IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk
                                   SubCapacity PVU License
D044CLL                           IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk
                                   SubCapacity PVU Software
E04ULLL                           IBM Bus Svcs Foundation Pk
                                   SubCapacity PVU Software

Sub-capacity licensing for selected middleware products

Sub-capacity licensing on a per processor or per Value Unit basis is available for selected middleware products. To offer sub-capacity licensing, IBM software products implement IBM Tivoli® License Compliance Manager within their offerings so that you can monitor and report quarterly to IBM on the use of the programs on a continuous basis.

More information can be found on the Passport Advantage Web site

Eligibility requirements for sub-capacity licensing

To be eligible for sub-capacity licensing terms on this product, you must agree to install and configure IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software, in accordance with the IBM Tivoli License Manager publications, and to enable the collection of program use data on all eligible machines subject to sub-capacity terms.

For those machines running programs with sub-capacity licensing terms, you must use IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software to monitor program use and submit to IBM an IBM Use Report each calendar quarter. Multiple copies of IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software or IBM Tivoli License Manager are not required. You can use more copies if you need them to support your operational environment, but only one copy is required to monitor all your sub-capacity licensed products.

Additionally, if this is the first product you have licensed under sub-capacity terms, you must agree to the terms of an attachment to your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express contract and submit a new Passport Advantage enrollment form. First-time sub capacity clients also have an opportunity to ensure a primary business contact is established for their contracts.

For more information on required and entitled license capacity, license requirements, and reporting, refer to Software Announcement 205-093 , dated April 19, 2005.

If you order (this product) under sub-capacity terms, IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software will be made available to you if you do not already have one. You must install and configure this tool for your sub-capacity products. Alternately, you can use Tivoli License Manager. Once the license manager software is installed, you will be required to register online (IBM may need to contact you in order to finalize the registration process.) You must monitor program use on a continuous basis with an IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software and submit IBM Use Reports to IBM on a calendar quarterly basis.

IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software is documented in the following customer publications, which are available from IBM Publications Center at

Publication                       Form
 
Planning, Installation, and       SC32-1431
 Configuration
Administration                    SC32-1430
Problem Determination             SC32-9102
Data Dictionary                   SC32-1432
Release Notes                     SC32-1429

For IBM Tivoli License Manager configuration guidance and instructions for specific products (including this product) acquired with sub-capacity terms, refer to

The Web site will give you information about how to set up the product for detection by IBM Tivoli License Manager, any required maintenance, and any required steps that are unique to this product.
 
Back topBack to top
 

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.

Program name             Program number       Form number
 
IBM WebSphere            5724-R31             L-DPAO-74RPGQ
 Business Services
 Fabric
IBM Tool Pack for        5724-R31             L-DPAO-74RPGQ
 WebSphere Business
 Services Fabric
IBM Insurance            5724-R31             L-DPAO-76ZLMV
 Property & Casualty
 Content Pack for
 WebSphere Business
 Services Fabric
IBM Healthcare Payor     5724-R31             L-DPAO-74RQSR
 Content Pack for
 WebSphere Business
 Services Fabric
IBM Telecom              5724-R31             L-DPAO-74YG4J
 Operations Content
 Pack for WebSphere
 Business Services
 Fabric
IBM Banking Payments     5724-R31             L-DPAO-74YFSF
 Content Pack for
 WebSphere Business
 Services Fabric

The program's License Information will be 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 Handbook 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, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

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

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Product name
 
IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric      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 IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

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

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

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support 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 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

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
Back topBack to top
 

IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

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

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.
 
Back topBack to top
 

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.

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.
 
Back topBack to top
 

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 Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 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

 
developerWorks, System p, System z, AIX 5L, IBMLink, System i, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, Passport Advantage, AIX, DB2 Universal Database, z/OS, zSeries, S/390, Tivoli, Lotus, 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, Microsoft, and Windows Vista are registered 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.

Back to topBack to top
 

 
Printable version Printable version