IBM WebSphere Application Server offers new Fixed Term License option and server load balancing license update

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP13-0568
October 1, 2013


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WebSphere Application Server now offers Fixed Term License options and a license update to relax server load balancing and failover restrictions.

Fixed Term License

WebSphere Application Server offers Fixed Term License options that provide additional customer flexibility. Fixed Term Licenses are attractive when customers need to manage and allocate cost to specific projects that have a limited duration. The Fixed Term License can be associated with project duration rather than enterprise useful life. Fixed Term Licenses may be a good option when WebSphere Application Server is only needed for a limited amount of time. Licenses can be renewed on an annual basis if needed. The Fixed Term License option is new and in addition to the existing purchase options.

Highlights of the Fixed Term License option include:

Fixed Term License options are announced for:

Server load balancing and failover

WebSphere Application Server includes a license update to modify the server load balancing and failover restrictions currently in the program licenses for the following WebSphere Application Server programs:

The terms are updated for Version 8.5.5 to allow for an unlimited number of profiles for load balancing and failover, rather than the previously specified limitations.

The program license information is available from the IBM Software License Agreements website. To search for a program license, select "Search for a specific program license agreement" and then search using the program number or name (for example, IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core V8.5.5). Select the most recent version 8.5.5 license.

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

For information about WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5, refer to Software Announcement ZP13-0169, dated April 23, 2013 .



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October 1, 2013: Electronic delivery



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Fixed Term License is a new option where customers may license WebSphere Application Server for a limited one-year term time period. Fixed Term Licenses include Software Subscription and Support for the period of the license. This option is available as part of the standard Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express agreements.

When you purchase a Fixed Term License under the Passport Advantage program, IBM will automatically extend the license term for an additional year at the prevailing price unless you notify IBM before the license expires that you do not want an extension. The subsequent Fixed Term License term starts when the initial Fixed Term License term expires. The price for this subsequent term is currently 100% of the initial Fixed Term License price, but is subject to change.

If you notify IBM that you do not want to extend the license term, then you must stop using the product when the license expires. For example, if you purchase an initial 12-month Fixed Term License, then your right to use the program will expire at the end of the term. At that point, you can either stop using the product or buy a new 12-month Fixed Term License to extend the term. This subsequent license will cost the same as the initial license. When this license expires, you are no longer authorized to use the program. You must either stop using the product or buy another subsequent FTL at 100% of the initial license cost.

Fixed Term License options are announced for:

Additional information on the Fixed Term License option can be found at

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/fixed_term_licenses.html

WebSphere Application Server also includes a license update to modify the server load balancing and failover restrictions currently in the program licenses for the following WebSphere Application Server programs:

The terms are updated for Version 8.5.5 to allow for an unlimited number of profiles for load balancing and failover, rather than the previously specified limitations.

The program license information is available from the IBM Software License Agreements website. To search for a program license, select "Search for a specific program license agreement" and then search using the program number or name (for example, IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core V8.5.5). Select the most recent version 8.5.5 license.

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


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The WebSphere Application Server family offers multiple configuration options and support for multiple business models and deployment platforms. It also supports a wide range of scenarios, from projects with no upfront budget, to simple administration of a single server environment, to a clustered, highly available, high-volume environment with Intelligent Management services.

WebSphere Application Server configurations are built on a common server foundation that delivers the same Java™ EE and broad programming model support, and proven transactional engine, with increasingly higher qualities of service available across product configurations. Furthermore, the Liberty profile is included across the various configurations, delivering a highly composable, fast to start, and ultra lightweight profile of the application server optimized for developer and operational productivity for web applications. This offers unparalleled flexibility to incrementally add higher quality of service to applications as business needs change without the cost of rearchitecting, reprogramming, or migrating to different technology bases.

Configuration options

WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core

WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core is a new lightweight and dynamic offering of WebSphere Application Server targeted at applications that do not require a full Java EE stack. Composed entirely of the developer-friendly Liberty profile and certified to the Java EE6 Web Profile specification, the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core edition enables rapid development and deployment of web-centric and mobile-centric applications, enabling businesses to quickly respond to enterprise and market needs. Liberty profile servers can be members of collectives, enabling them to be managed by a collective controller from a Network Deployment installation. The capabilities provided in the Liberty Core edition are a subset of the capabilities provided in the WebSphere Application Server and Network Deployment editions.

Highlights of the new Liberty Core offering include:

WebSphere Application Server - Express

An affordable, ready-to-go application foundation for smaller-scale deployments of dynamic web applications, which can be effortlessly migrated to more advanced versions of the WebSphere Application Server family as business needs change. Centralized administration of WebSphere Application Server - Express is available through the Flexible Management feature of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. WebSphere Application Server - Express is limited to implementations up to a maximum of 480 Processor Value Units per server. Larger servers representing more than 480 PVUs may be segmented into smaller virtual servers, but Express may not be installed on more than 480 PVUs on a single (physical) server. Both the Liberty profile and full-profile WebSphere Application Server are included. Liberty profile servers can be members of collectives, enabling them to be managed by a collective controller from a Network Deployment installation.

WebSphere Application Server for Developers

WebSphere Application Server for Developers is the optimal development environment for building and testing applications on a developer's desktop, which will eventually run on WebSphere Application Server in production. Licensed for development use, WebSphere Application Server for Developers offers functional equivalence to the core WebSphere Application Server configuration to help developers reduce testing effort, develop with confidence, and deliver innovative applications faster. This configuration is also available at no charge, with optional paid support, in order to lower the barrier for developers building for WebSphere Application Server environments. Customers with an active support contract for their production WebSphere Application Server (V8.5 or later) are entitled for support for WebSphere Application Server for Developers.

WebSphere Application Server

This application foundation is tailored for single-server to moderately sized configurations of departmental or large-scale, dynamic web applications requiring web tier load balancing and failover across application server instances, and a variety of pricing alternatives. Centralized administration of WebSphere Application Server is available through the Flexible Management feature of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. It includes both the Liberty profile and the full-profile WebSphere Application Server. The Liberty Profile capabilities include a superset of those found in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core, providing additional programming models such as Web Services and Java Message Service. Liberty profile servers can be members of collectives, enabling them to be managed by a collective controller from a Network Deployment installation. It enables web tier load balancing across unlimited servers and includes WebSphere eXtreme Scale with support for session caching and DynaCache.

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment

For enterprises that need near-continuous availability, advanced management, and automated performance optimization for their mission-critical applications, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment delivers an environment that is highly available, dynamically scalable, and easily managed. It includes both the Liberty profile and the full-profile WebSphere Application Server. The Liberty Profile capabilities include a superset of those found in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core, providing additional programming models such as Web Services and Java Message Service. Building on the core WebSphere Application Server configuration, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment offers:

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS®

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS is an application foundation optimized to take advantage of the unique qualities of service of IBM System z® hardware and the z/OS operating system. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS offers functional equivalence to WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, along with additional capabilities such as prioritized workload management, advanced transactional integrity, intense scalability, and data and workload collocation, made possible through tight integration with IBM System z and z/OS . It includes both the Liberty profile and the full-profile WebSphere Application Server, enables unlimited load balancing across servers, and includes WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS , which provides client APIs for connecting to distributed eXtreme Scale servers. The Liberty profile for z/OS includes optional extensions to leverage System z capabilities such as z/OS security, transactions, and workload management.



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For information about WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5, refer to Software Announcement ZP13-0169, dated April 23, 2013 .



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

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

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Product name / title          Product group             Product category
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   WebSphere
                               Middleware
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   WebSphere
 Liberty Core                  Middleware
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   Application
 Network Deployment            Middleware other          Integration
                                                         Middleware other
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   WebSphere
 - Express                     Middleware
 

For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or visit

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Passport Advantage

                                                            Part
Program name/Description                                    number
 
WebSphere Application Server
 
Fixed Term License Per Processor Value Unit
 Initial License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months      D1216LL
 Subsequent License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months   E0INJLL
 
WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core
 
Fixed Term License Per Processor Value Unit
 Initial License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months      D1218LL
 Subsequent License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months   E0INLLL
 
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
 
Fixed Term License Per Processor Value Unit
 Initial License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months      D1214LL
 Subsequent License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months   E0INHLL
 
WebSphere Application Server - Express
 
Fixed Term License Per Processor Value Unit
 Initial License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months      D121ALL
 Subsequent License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months   E0INNLL
 

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 zEnterprise™ BladeCenter® Extension and/or the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run in these environments, 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.

                                                          Part
Program name/Description                                  number
 
WebSphere Application Server
 
Fixed Term License Per Processor Value Unit,
 zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX)
 
Linux on System z Initial License + SW S&S 12 Months      D1217LL
Linux on System z Subsequent SW S&S Renewal 12 Months     E0INKLL
 
WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core
 
Fixed Term License Per Processor Value Unit,
 zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX)
 
Linux on System z Initial License + SW S&S 12 Months      D1219LL
Linux on System z Subsequent SW S&S Renewal 12 Months     E0INMLL
 
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
 
Fixed Term License Per Processor Value Unit,
 zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX)
 
Linux on System z Initial License + SW S&S 12 Months      D1215LL
Linux on System z Subsequent SW S&S Renewal 12 Months     E0INILL
 

Charge metric

Program name                    PID number     Charge metric
 
WebSphere Application Server    5724-J08       Fixed Term License per
                                               Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 
WebSphere Application Server    5725-L29       Fixed Term License per
 Liberty Core                                  Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 
WebSphere Application Server    5724-H88       Fixed Term License per
 Network Deployment                            Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 
WebSphere Application Server    5724-I63       Fixed Term License per
 - Express                                     Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores1 in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html
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An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes :

Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing

This software product is eligible for sub-capacity licensing. Customers must accept the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (Attachment), and must obtain PVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) for the maximum processor core capacity available to an eligible sub-capacity product when deployed in an eligible virtualization environment. This is also referred to as sub-capacity or virtualization capacity licensing.

Customers must use the IBM License Metric Tool unless they meet the exceptions described in the Attachment.

For information regarding PVU sub-capacity licensing, including terms and IBM License Metric Tool ordering information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/subcaplicensing.html


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

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License Information form numbers
Program name                              LI form number
 
WebSphere Application Server -            L-JTHS-9AZNMN
 Express V8.5.5
 
WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5       L-JTHS-9AZMKE
 
WebSphere Application Server Liberty      L-JTHS-9AZPRX
 Core V8.5.5
 

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

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Software Subscription and Support 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.

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Other support

Passport Advantage

System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Education allowance does not apply.

Education software allowance does not apply.

Special education prices are available for qualified customers through Passport Advantage .

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Sub-capacity pricing for eligible products is based on the current program pricing methodology, but the number of processors will be determined based on the sum of processors for all partitions where the program is defined (used). To obtain pricing at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, you are required to:



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