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IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.0 enables your most demanding business applications to scale with your business

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-183
June 23, 2009

 
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WebSphere® eXtreme Scale V7.0 offers these key benefits to customers:

  • "Drop-in" cache for enterprise applications running on WebSphere Application Server offers linear scalability to a broad variety of business applications with minimal invasive changes, enabling you to meet growing needs of your business.
  • Metric access adapters enable better insights into operational behavior of your business solutions through improved integration with leading monitoring tools.
  • Automated handling of common retry and exception logic is designed to improve productivity of your developers, enabling them to focus on business logic aspects of application development.
  • XTP capability enhancements are designed to offer better performance, consistent and predictable response times, and lower memory costs.

For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).


 
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WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides Extreme Transaction Processing (XTP) capabilities that can ensure a smarter application infrastructure to support your most demanding business-critical applications. You can overcome traditional IT performance limitations to generate the levels of global scale, process efficiencies, and business intelligence needed for smarter outcomes and for sustainable competitive advantage for your business.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.0 offers the following new capabilities:

  • Broader applicability with "drop-in" cache for enterprise applications running on WebSphere Application Server
  • Improved reporting and monitoring through integration with leading monitoring tools
  • Improved ease of use with automated handling of common retry and exception logic
  • Enhanced XTP capabilities:
    • Further simplification in building multi-tenant applications
    • Improved memory density through the implementation of byte array maps
    • Query optimization and simplification of index usage with enhancements to the built-in HashIndex plug-in
    • More consistent and predictable response times with support for WebSphere Real Time, the industry-leading real-time Java™ offering.

Flexible purchase options

As an alternative to ordering the eXtreme Scale product, you have the option of ordering the WebSphere Extended Deployment product which contains all the following components, each available separately:

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale, for high-performance, linear scalability
  • WebSphere Virtual Enterprise, for dynamic operations
  • WebSphere Compute Grid, for running and controlling batch-like jobs

 
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Supported environment -- AIX®, HP-UX, Linux®, Solaris, or Windows®


 
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  • June 26, 2009 (electronic distribution)
  • July 24, 2009 (media pack)

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Overcome traditional IT performance limitations to dynamically adapt to the size and shape of your business

Today's dynamic business environments and economic uncertainty mean organizations must work smarter to remain competitive and responsive to changing customer demands.

Key to working smarter is business agility and cost optimization. Our planet is becoming increasingly smart and interconnected. As more people around the planet join the digital world, they drive exponential growth of business and non-business transactions for everything from Web commerce and RFID processing in dynamic supply chains to on-line social networking and gaming. In order to meet demands, you need to ensure that critical applications experiencing huge demand levels, requiring immediate response, or expanding to massive scale can deliver.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale delivers extreme transaction processing capabilities that ensure you have a Smart SOA1-based application infrastructure to support your most demanding business-critical applications. WebSphere eXtreme Scale allows you to overcome traditional IT performance limitations to generate the levels of global scale, process efficiencies, and business intelligence needed for smarter business outcomes, such as sustainable competitive advantage and maximized revenues.

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WebSphere eXtreme Scale is designed to work in heterogeneous environments across all leading platforms and server virtualization environments. It processes massive volumes of transactions with extreme efficiency and linear scalability. WebSphere eXtreme Scale operates as an in-memory data grid that dynamically processes, partitions, replicates, and manages application data and business logic across hundreds of servers. With WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.0, IBM significantly expands these capabilities to extend the value of a linearly scalable elastic data store to a broad range of business applications utilizing or interested in utilizing the WebSphere Application Server dynamic cache service. WebSphere eXtreme Scale eases the burden on the application developer by handling many of the common data store exception and retry tasks. In addition, WebSphere eXtreme Scale can be integrated into existing management tools.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.0 offers these new features:

  • Broader applicability with "drop-in" cache for enterprise applications:WebSphere eXtreme Scale cache provider for WebSphere Application Server dynamic cache service provides a consistent, distributed "drop-in" cache for enterprise applications running on WebSphere Application Server. This can bring a higher quality of service, linear scalability and high availability to bear on a broad variety of business applications with minimal invasive changes.
  • Improved reporting and monitoring: WebSphere eXtreme Scale includes implementations of metric access adapters to improve integration with IBM Tivoli® Monitoring (ITM) and Hyperic HQ, enabling comprehensive insight into the operational behavior of business solutions.
  • Improved ease of use: WebSphere eXtreme Scale is enhanced to handle many of the common retry and exception logic tasks within the grid middleware. The request timeout for clients removes the burden from developers for boiler-plate retry logic for most map interaction operations. Most retry-able conditions are now handled automatically, allowing developers to focus on the business logic aspects of application development.
  • Enhanced XTP capabilities
    • Building multi-tenant applications has been greatly simplified. Map templates allow applications to create new maps on demand, avoiding the need to use application discriminators in the keys or creating extra maps that may never be used.
    • Implementation of byte array maps reduces the memory footprint of the grid cache, resulting in higher memory density and potential lower memory cost.
    • The built-in HashIndex plug-in, has been enhanced to support multiple attributes. This feature can simplify index usage when querying multiple attributes and reduce the overhead of having multiple indexes defined. Query has also been optimized to take advantage of composite indexes.
    • With support for WebSphere Real Time, the industry-leading real-time Java offering, WebSphere eXtreme Scale enables XTP applications to have more consistent and predictable response times where needed.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale enhances applications to support growing business needs through the following innovative usage scenarios and configurations:

  • Simple data and database: Applications can access data structures to improve performance and throughput using an WebSphere eXtreme Scale configuration as a local cache. WebSphere eXtreme Scale enhances this traditional data-caching scenario by offering fail-over capability.
  • Client/server: A JVM can have a local WebSphere eXtreme Scale grid, which sits in front of a remote grid serving as a "near cache" for a subset of the data, allowing clients to leverage a very large remote cache to offload backend processing or speed up access to cached results. Applications can use the distributed locking services provided by the remote grid to coordinate access to shared data across clients.
  • Map/reduce support:WebSphere eXtreme Scale clients can invoke agents that run against massive amounts of data on multiple nodes in parallel. Clients can then aggregate the results stored in the grid in parallel.

Extreme scalability of application patterns and usage scenarios are facilitated by the use of a non-centralized, peering configuration and dynamic deployment model allowing WebSphere eXtreme Scale maps to potentially span thousands of JVMs and allowing extremely large datasets.

In addition, WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides the ability to add more partitions to increase capacity and includes efficient, new algorithms to allow in-memory caches to grow elastically as the number of available JVMs or actual machines changes.

Traditional distributed cache products use Map APIs as their primary programming model. WebSphere eXtreme Scale offers this and allows graphs of objects to be easily pushed to the cache. WebSphere eXtreme Scale allows simple Java objects to be annotated and uses a simpler API to transparently allow these graphs to be fetched from the grid as well as to push any changes made by the application back to the grid. This can significantly simplify programming compared with traditional JCache or Map-based APIs, improving productivity of the application developers, allowing them to focus on the core business logic.

Further, as the amount of data within the data grid grows, and usage scenarios become more ubiquitous, it is increasingly important to address challenges related to operational flexibility. A major challenge relates to managing a data grid running on thousands of servers.

The WebSphere eXtreme Scale Catalog Service automatically lays out data (primaries and replicas) across the set of online servers in a balanced fashion. As servers are started or stopped, it automatically adjusts and elastically moves data across the grid to ensure that failed replica servers are replaced, and spreads the data across all servers in the grid for optimum performance and continuous availability.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale offers a flexible approach to the deployment of grid components or an existing cluster packaging and deployment framework. This is accomplished via the introduction of a centralized coordinator service called the Catalog Service, that:

  • Is clustered to achieve high availability and uses synchronous memory replication among grid members to persist the runtime state of the data grid
  • Enables optimal performance by automatically balancing data and partitions over the set of servers hosting a grid

Technology updates

WebSphere Partition Facility is deprecated starting in WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.0. WebSphere Partition Facility supports the concept of partitioning EJBs, HTTP traffic, and database access. This and other capabilities can be alternatively realized in WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.0.

Static grid configuration - The static, cluster-based topology using the cluster deployment XML file is deprecated in WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.0 and is replaced with the improved, dynamic deployment topology introduced in V6.1 for managing large data grids.

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WebSphere eXtreme Scale compliments the WebSphere Application Server family of products providing a distributed caching platform for WebSphere business applications and can run with any WebSphere stack product.


 
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                                               Availability
 Description            Language               date
 
WebSphere eXtreme       Multilingual           June 26, 2009
 Scale V7.0              Chinese Simplified
 (electronic download)   Chinese Traditional
                         English, French
                         German, Italian
                         Japanese, Korean
                         Portuguese Brazilian
                         Spanish
 
 
WebSphere eXtreme       Multilingual           July  24, 2009
 Scale V7.0              Chinese Simplified
 (media pack)            Chinese Traditional
                         English, French
                         German, Italian
                         Japanese, Korean
                         Portuguese Brazilian
                         Spanish

 
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Program Name                                 Program Number
 
IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment            5724-J34

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

 
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No publications are shipped with this product.

The following WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.0 user assistance functions are available:

  • Product documentation: Overview Guide, Administration Guide, and Programming Guide.
  • Product forum for discussing WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.0 topics with the community.
  • Access to articles, podcasts and tutorials in the WebSphere Developer's Community for Emerging Technologies in
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/spaces/emerge

The total set of product documentation and user assistance is available from the WebSphere eXtreme Scale portal:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/extremescale

For optimal viewing of this documentation on the Internet, you need a Web browser that supports HTML 4 and CSS. To view a downloaded version of the InfoCenter, you must have a copy of either the IBM WebSphere Help System or Eclipse installed on your local machine. Terms and conditions for use of the machine readable files are shipped with the files.


 
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Hardware and software requirements

AIX (32- and 64-bit kernel support)

Hardware requirements

Operating systems

  • 32-bit operating systems supported:
    • AIX 6.1 with Recommended Maintenance package 6100-00-04 (32 and 64-bit kernel support)
    • AIX 5L™ 5.3 with Service Pack 5300-07-01 (32- and 64-bit kernel support)
    • AIX product site, visit
      http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/index.html
  • 64-bit operating systems supported:
    • AIX 6.1 with Recommended Maintenance package 6100-00-04 (64-bit kernel support)
    • AIX 5L 5.3 with Service Pack 5300-07-01 (64-bit kernel support)
    • AIX product site, visit
      http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/index.html

Software requirements

  • Running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2.31, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.23, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3, or higher
  • Running with Java Platform, Standard Edition requires any supported Java Virtual Machine, Version 1.4.2, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale dynamic cache provider requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.25 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.2.1, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ Version 4.0, or higher.

Linux on POWER

Hardware requirements

  • IBM POWER family of processors or IBM BladeCenter® (32- and 64-bit)
    • Minimum 1,231 MB available disk space for installation (32-bit); 1,262 MB recommended for 64-bit.
    • Minimum 512 MB of physical memory for 32-bit (1 GB recommended)
    • Minimum 1 GB of physical memory recommended for 64-bit
    • CD-ROM drive

Operating systems

Software requirements

  • Running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2.31, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.23, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3, or higher
  • Running with Java Platform, Standard Edition requires any supported Java Virtual Machine, Version 1.4.2, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale dynamic cache provider requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.25 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ Version 4.0, or higher.

HP-UX PA-RISC

Hardware requirements

Operating systems

Software requirements

  • Running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2.31, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.23, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3, or higher
  • Running with Java Platform, Standard Edition requires any supported Java Virtual Machine, Version 1.4.2, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale dynamic cache provider requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.25 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ Version 4.0, or higher.

Solaris SPARC

Hardware requirements

Operating systems

  • 32-bit operating systems supported:
    • Sun Solaris operating environment, Version 9 with Patch Cluster dated 1/03/08 or later (32- and 64-bit kernel support)
    • Sun Solaris operating environment, Version 10 with Patch Cluster dated 1/07/08 or later (32- and 64-bit kernel support)
  • 64-bit operating systems supported: Sun Solaris operating environment, Version 10 with Patch Cluster dated 1/07/08 or later (64-bit kernel support)

Software requirements

  • Running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2.31, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.23, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3, or higher
  • Running with Java Platform, Standard Edition requires any supported Java Virtual Machine, Version 1.4.2, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale dynamic cache provider requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.25 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ Version 4.0, or higher.

HP-UX Itanium®

Hardware requirements

Operating systems

Software requirements

  • Running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2.31, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.23, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3, or higher
  • Running with Java Platform, Standard Edition requires any supported Java Virtual Machine, Version 1.4.2, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale dynamic cache provider requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.25 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ Version 4.0, or higher.

Solaris x64

Hardware requirements

Operating systems

  • Sun Solaris operating environment, Version 10 with Patch Cluster dated 1/07/08 or later (64-bit kernel support)
  • Sun product site, visit
    http://www.sun.com/products/

Software requirements

  • Running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2.31, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.23, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3, or higher
  • Running with Java Platform, Standard Edition requires any supported Java Virtual Machine, Version 1.4.2, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale dynamic cache provider requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.25 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ Version 4.0, or higher.

Linux on x86

Hardware requirements

Operating systems (one of the following):

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, Version 4 with Update 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES, Version 4 with Update 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS, Version 4 with Update 6 (Supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use.)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Version 5 with Update 1 Red Hat Enterprise Linux product site, visit
    http://www.redhat.com/software/rhel/
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Version 9 with SP4 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Version 9 product site, visit
    http://www.novell.com/products/server9/
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Version 10 with Update 1SUSE Linux Enterprise Server product site, visit
    http://www.novell.com/products/linuxenterpriseserver/

Software requirements

  • Running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2.31, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.23, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3, or higher
  • Running with Java Platform, Standard Edition requires any supported Java Virtual Machine, Version 1.4.2, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale dynamic cache provider requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.25 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ Version 4.0, or higher.
  • Running integrated with WebSphere Real Time for Linux 2.0 requires:
    • WebSphere Real Time for Linux 2.0 Service Refresh 1
    • Additional hardware and software requirements can be found at:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/realtime/v2r0/index.jsp
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Linux x86-64

Hardware requirements

  • AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T (64-bit kernel support only)
  • Disk space requirements
  • Minimum 1 GB physical memory recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

Operating systems

Software requirements

  • Running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2.31, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.23, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3, or higher
  • Running with Java Platform, Standard Edition requires any supported Java Virtual Machine, Version 1.4.2, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale dynamic cache provider requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.25 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ Version 4.0, or higher.
  • Running integrated with WebSphere Real Time for Linux 2.0 requires:
    • WebSphere Real Time for Linux 2.0 Service Refresh 1
    • Additional hardware and software requirements can be found at:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/realtime/v2r0/index.jsp
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Windows

Hardware requirements

Operating systems

  • 32-bit operating systems supported
    • Microsoft® Vista Business (Supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use)
    • Microsoft Vista Enterprise (Supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use)
    • Microsoft Vista Ultimate (Supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use)
    • Windows Vista product site, visit
      http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/default.mspx
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter with SP2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise with SP2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard with SP2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2
    • Windows Server 2003 product site, visit
      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/default.mspx
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter with SP1
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise with SP1
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard with SP1
    • Windows Server 2008 product site, visit
      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/default.mspx
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional with SP2 (Supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use)
    • Microsoft Windows XP product site, visit
      http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-XP
  • 64-bit operating systems supported

Software requirements

  • Running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2.31, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.23, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3, or higher
  • Running with Java Platform, Standard Edition requires any supported Java Virtual Machine, Version 1.4.2, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale dynamic cache provider requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.25 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ Version 4.0, or higher.

Linux on System z®

Hardware requirements

  • System z processors
  • Minimum of 1,119MB available disk space for installation
  • Minimum of 512 MB memory; 1 GB recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

Operating systems

Software requirements

  • Running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2.31, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.23, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3, or higher
  • Running with Java Platform, Standard Edition requires any supported Java Virtual Machine, Version 1.4.2, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale dynamic cache provider requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.25 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.3 + Interim Fix PK85622, or higher
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or higher.
  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ Version 4.0, or higher.

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

Planning information

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (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 Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

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


 
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Product group: WebSphere
 
  Product Identifier Description     (PID)
  IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale     5724-J34
 
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other
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IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale        5724-J34    Processor Value Unit
 
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IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale        5724-J34    Processor Value Unit
                                                 Linux on System z
 
IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale        5724-J34    Client Device 
                                                 Linux on System z
 
IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale        5724-J34    Processor Day

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http://www-306.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing _for_customers.html

To calculate the exact PVU entitlements required for the program, go to

https://www-112.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/valueunit calculator/vucalc.wss

Client Device

Client Device is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. A Client Device is a computing device that requests the execution of a set of commands, procedures, or applications from another computer system that is typically referred to as a server. Multiple Client Devices may share access to a common server. A Client Device generally has some processing capability or is programmable to allow a user to do work. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for each Client Device accessing the program in any manner on each and every single computer or server where the program is installed.

Examples include, but are not limited to appliances, automated teller machines, cash registers, desktop computers, kiosks, notebook computers, personal digital assistant, point-of-sale terminals, and technical workstations.

Product description                                      Product ID
 
IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment                        5724-J34

Passport Advantage

Here is the complete listing of part numbers IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale.

Description                                              Part Number
 
WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.0
 
  Per Processor Value Unit
   License + Software S&S 12 months                      D572PLL
   Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months                 E02E9LL
   Software S&S reinstatement 12 months                  D572QLL
 
  Trade up from Qualified Competitor                     D0A4NLL
   Per Processor Value Unit
   License + Software S&S 12 months
 
 
  Per Client Devices(s)
   License + Software S&S 12 months                      D56YTLL
   Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months                 E02CVLL
   Software S&S reinstatement 12 months                  D56YULL

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.

 
Media pack description                    Part number
 
IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment
 
  IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.0        BA0VJML
   Multiplatform multilingual media pack

Effective July 24, 2009, WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.0 will be added to the WebSphere Extended Deployment V6.1.0 media pack, part number BA0MJML. For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 207-088, dated April 24, 2007.

Cross-platform product for use on System z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines. If the product is not intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

WebSphere Extended Deployment (5724-J34)

Program name/Description                                 Part Number
 
WebSphere eXtreme Scale
 
  Per Processor Value Unit - Linux on zSeries
   License + Software S&S 12 months                      D572MLL
   Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months                 E02E8LL
   Software S&S reinstatement 12 months                  D572NLL
 
  Trade up from Qualified Competitor                     D0A4PLL
   Linux on zSeries
   License + Software S&S 12 months
 
  Per Client Devices(s) Linux on zSeries
   License + Software S&S 12 months                      D56YVLL
   Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months                 E02CWLL
   Software S&S reinstatement 12 months                  D56YWLL

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

 
IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment (5724-J34)
 
Part
number    Description
 
D60QWLL   WebSphere eXtreme Scale
           per processor day On/Off CoD
           temp use charge

 
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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.

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

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 Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and 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.

License Information form number
IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale:  L-JTHS-7Q7PTH

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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 five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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 Subscription and Support (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 clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM'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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Usage restriction

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (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 Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

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

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support (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

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Other support

Passport Advantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

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, Amendment for iSeries® and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand - Software (Z125-6907), must be signed prior to use.


 
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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

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

 
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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.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the following Passport Advantage Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

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

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

 
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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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

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

Reference: YE001

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

POWER4, POWER5, POWER6, AIX 5L and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

WebSphere, IBM, AIX, Tivoli, Passport Advantage, POWER, BladeCenter, System z, iSeries, pSeries and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Itanium, Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

 

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