IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1.2 for z/OS has more functionality for business users and integration with WebSphere Business Monitor and WebSphere Business Modeler

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-147
June 24, 2008

 

 ENUS208147.PDF (59KB)

 

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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 date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1.2 for z/OS 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 integration
  • New operating system support for z/OS 1.9
  • New database supported — DB2® V9

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

WebSphere® Business Services Fabric V6.1.2 for z/OS® is the core of a business process management (BPM) enabled by 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 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 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

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections in this document for a complete list.
 
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Planned availability date

August 1, 2008
 
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Description

WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS 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 integrate 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:

  • 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

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 asynchronous invocation in long running processes
  • Enhanced consumability of industry content packs
    • Common messaging model for Telecom Operations Content Pack
    • Ability to install non-ACORD-based Insurance P&C Content Pack
  • New platform supported:
    • z/OS 1.9
    • Windows® Server 2008

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

WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.1.2 is capable, as of October 9, 2007, when used in accordance with IBM's associated 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.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z™ IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing, has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool Web site

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.
 
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Product positioning

WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1.2 for z/OS 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

 
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Reference information

For information on IBM WebSphere Process Server for z/OS V6.1, refer to Software Announcement 207-244 , dated October 9, 2007.

For information on WebSphere Integration Developer V6.1, refer to Software Announcement 207-230 , dated October 9, 2007.

For information on WebSphere Services Registry and Repository for z/OS V6.1, refer to Software Announcement 207-240 , dated October 9, 2007.

For information on WebSphere Services Registry and Repository V6.1, refer to Software Announcement 207-245 , dated October 9, 2007.

For information on WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1, refer to Software Announcement 207-237 , dated October 9, 2007.

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 208-147

Trademarks

 
System z is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, and DB2 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.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

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 z/OS®. 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.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

Hardcopy documentation is shipped with this product.

Fabric Core

  • The IBM Foundation Pack Installation Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • The IBM Foundation Pack z/OS 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 Guide for WebSphere Business Services Fabric

 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

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

Software requirements

Server platform: z/OS V1.7, or z/OS V1.8, or z/OS V1.9

Client platforms

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

Repository database

  • DB2 Universal Database® for z/OS V8
  • DB2® V9.1 for z/OS

Application server: WebSphere Process Server for z/OS 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)
  • WebSphere Integration Developer V6.1

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: WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS Industry content packs are shipped on 3480 tape:

  • Insurance P&C Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS
  • Healthcare Payor Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS
  • Banking Payments Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS
  • Telecom Operations Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS

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

Security, auditability, and control

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.

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.

The following services support WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.1.2.

  • Migration Services for WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.1
  • ITS Specific Service offering

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


 
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Ordering information

Charge metric

Part number or
Program name                  PID number      Charge metric
 
IBM Foundation Pack for       5655-S30        Value Unit
WebSphere Business Services
Fabric for z/OS V6.1.2
   -- IBM Business Services Foundation Pack   Per Value Unit
   -- IBM Healthcare Payor Content Pack       Per Establishment
   -- IBM Insurance P&C Content Pack          Per Establishment
   -- IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack     Per Establishment
   -- IBM Banking Payments Content Pack       Per Establishment

Processor

A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. With full capacity licensing, a Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

Sub-capacity processor

A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. For programs eligible for sub-capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for 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.

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

Program                                             Value
number    Program name                              Unit exhibit
 
5655-S30  WebSphere Business Services Fabric        VUE007
           for z/OS V6.1

For each System z™ IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable Terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base          1         3       1
Tier A        4        45       0.45
Tier B       46       175       0.36
Tier C      176       315       0.27
Tier D      316         +       0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

Hardware    Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30           6
MP3000 H50           8
MP3000 H70          12
ESL models           2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units
 
Base          3   *  1.00            =    3.00
Tier A       42   *   .45            =   18.90
Tier B      130   *   .36            =   46.80
Tier C      140   *   .27            =   37.80
Tier D    1,185   *   .20            =  237.00
 
Total     1,500                         343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

Basic license

On/Off CoD

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.1.2 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name   IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.1.2
Program PID    5655-S30
 
Entitlement                            License option/
identifier      Description            Pricing metric
 
S013R2D         IBM Business Services  Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                  Foundation Pack

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       Value Units/MSU
 
Base        1-3            1
Tier A      4-45           0.45
Tier B     46-175          0.36
Tier C    176-315          0.27
Tier D    316+             0.2

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program Name  IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.1.2
Program PID   5655-S30
 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier   Description                 Pricing metric
 
 
S013R2D      IBM Business Services       Basic OTC, Per Value unit
              Foundation Pack
S013R1H      IBM Healthcare Payor        Basic OTC, Per Establishment
              Content Pack
S013R2L      IBM Insurance P&C           Basic OTC, Per Establishment
              Content Pack
S0140WT      IBM Banking Payments        Basic OTC, Per Establishment
              Content Pack
S0140WS      IBM Telecom Operations      Basic OTC, Per Establishment
              Content Pack
 
Orderable                                           Distribution
Supply ID    Description                          Language  Medium
 
 
S014FDP      IBM Business Services                English   3840
              Foundation Pack
S014FDR      IBM Healthcare Payor Content Pack    English   3840
S014FDS      IBM Insurance P&C Content Pack       English   3840
S014FDN      IBM Banking Payments Content Pack    English   3840
S014FF5      IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack  English   3840

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-S31

Entitlement                             License option/
identifier   Description                Pricing metric
 
S013R30      IBM Business Services      Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
               Foundation Pack S&S      Decline SW S&S (no charge)
                                        Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
S013R31      IBM Healthcare Payor       Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack S&S         Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S013R32      IBM Insurance P&C          Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack S&S         Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S0140XD      IBM Banking Payments       Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack S&S         Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S0140XC      IBM Telecom Operations     Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack S&S         Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
 
Orderable                                         Distribution
supply ID   Description                         Language  Medium
 
 
S013R2W     IBM Business Services               English   Paper
              Foundation Pack
S013R2X     IBM Healthcare Payor Content Pack   English   Paper
S013R2Z     IBM Insurance P&C Content Pack      English   Paper
S0140XB     IBM Banking Payments Content Pack   English   Paper
S0140X8     IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack English   Paper

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Single version charging: To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

Media type for this software product is chosen during the Customized Offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

  • CBPDOs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
  • ServerPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
  • SystemPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
*
3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after inclusion in ServerPac.
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after inclusion in SystemPac due to additional customization, and data input verification.

 
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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.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

S/390 and System z IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License information form number

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

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

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).

Program support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

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 for programs acquired under any of IBM's 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): No

Passport Advantage applies: No

Software Maintenance applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: Yes

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program
number       Program name                   Terms
 
5655-S30     WebSphere Business Services    Execution-based
              Fabric for z/OS V6.1.2

Full-capacity mainframes: In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution-based, z/OS-based, full-machine-based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes: In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution-based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS (and z/OS.e) on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full-machine-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full-machine-based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to the IBM System z Machines Exhibit (Z125-3901), or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits Web site

For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 204-184 , dated August 10, 2004.

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  • That meets the criteria defined in Hardware Announcement 198-001 , dated January 13, 1998
  • Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex

Sub-capacity eligibility: To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS (or z/OS.e) operating systems
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating (or z/OS.e) systems must be running in z/Architecture™ (64-bit) mode

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing Web site

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for IBM eServer System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract — Amendment for IBM System z9™ and eServer zSeries Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

IBM Getting Started Sub-capacity pricing for z/OS IPLA software

Sub-capacity utilization determination: Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

On/Off CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand — Software (Z125-6611) must be signed prior to use.
 
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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.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

For local charges, contact your IBM representative.

On/Off CoD

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.1.2 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name   IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.1.2
Program PID    5655-S30
 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier   Description                 Pricing metric
 
 
S013R2D      IBM Business Services       Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
              Foundation Pack            Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
 
S013R1H      IBM Healthcare Payor        Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Content Pack
 
S013R2L      IBM Insurance P&C           Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Content Pack
 
S0140WT      IBM Banking Payments        Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Content Pack
 
S0140WS      IBM Telecom Operations      Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Content Pack

Subscription and Support PID 5655-S31

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric
 
S013R30      IBM Business Services    Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
               Foundation Pack S&S    Decline SW S&S (no charge)
                                      Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
S013R31      IBM Healthcare Payor     Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack S&S       Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S013R32      IBM Insurance P&C        Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack S&S       Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S0140XD      IBM Banking Payments     Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack S&S       Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S0140XC      IBM Telecom Operations   Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack S&S       Decline SW S&S (no charge)

Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.

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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Order now

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:  LE001

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 z, System i, z/Architecture, System z9, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, DB2 Universal Database, DB2, Passport Advantage, S/390, SystemPac, eServer, zSeries, Parallel Sysplex, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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