IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-325
September 26, 2000

IBM Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 — Features TN3270E and Host Publisher Enhancements

 ENUS200-325.PDF (60KB)


At a Glance

New enhancements:

  • TN3270E enhancements:
    • Express logon access to S/390 applications
    • TN3270E and TN5250 server capabilities published to the Windows Active Directory
  • Host Publisher feature enhancements:
    • Supports WebSphere V3
    • Enables you to extend Host Publisher to remote Java applications and applets with the new Remote Integration Objects (RIO) support
    • Provides an XML Gateway that allows program access to 3270 and 5250 application data in an XML format
    • Includes an HTML Mapper that provides an HTML entry-level emulator for 3270 and 5250 application access
    • Uses a new licensing method that bases usage on concurrent sessions or connections

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).

Overview

IBM Communications Server, V6.1.1 for Windows NT™ and Windows™ 2000 offers reliable and secure support for e-business networks. It connects users to enterprise host applications and data over diverse networks — whether SNA, TCP/IP, intranet, extranet, or Internet. It enables you to choose applications based on your business needs, not on your network protocols. Version 6.1.1 is a cumulative service release that also includes new functional enhancements.

Extended TN3270E Capabilities

In addition to now publishing to the Windows Active Directory that it has TN3270E and TN5250-server capability, Communications Server features Express Logon. With Express Logon, any user of an appropriate TN3270 client can log on to a S/390® host application without entering a password or ID. Instead, an X.509 digital certificate automatically authenticates the user. That's two less things for users to remember and for network administrators to maintain.

Host Publisher Enhancements

WebSphere™ Compatibility — The Communications Server V6.1.1 Host Publisher feature has been enhanced to be functionally equivalent to the recently announced WebSphere Host Publisher V2.2. With this feature, you can extend the reach of mission-critical applications to new users across the intranet and Internet without changing existing applications. It also allows you to integrate multiple sources of host data into a single Web page, giving end users the appearance of a single new application.

WebSphere Host Publisher feature in Communications Server supports WebSphere Application Server Version 3.

New Licensing Scheme — To better accommodate real-life business operations, Host Publisher's new licensing terms defines usage based on concurrent connections rather than on integration object requests-per-minute.

Additional Functional Enhancements:

  • RIO support extension of Host Publisher to remote Java™ applications and applets
  • An XML Gateway enables access to 3270- and 5250-application data in an XML format
  • An HTML Mapper provides an entry-level, HTML emulator for access to 3270 and 5150 legacy applications

For additional information, refer to:

Key Prerequisites

  • Microsoft™ Windows NT Server Version 4.0, with service pack 4, or later, or
  • Windows 2000
    • Professional (Desktop)
    • Server
    • Advanced Server
  • All Intel®-based systems supported by Windows NT Server, Version 4.0, or later, or Windows 2000

Planned Availability Date

September 29, 2000

Description

IBM Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 provides all-in-one communications services between workstations and a host system, as well as other workstations. Its capabilities include a full-function SNA gateway, the most Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking® system in the industry, support for many types of connectivities, and a rich set of application programming interfaces (APIs). Of particular significance is the support of SNA, that is based on IBM's long experience as the architect and developer of this important protocol. In addition, the Communications Server opens the door wide to protocol-independent networking, with seamless support for workstations communicating across SNA and TCP/IP networks. This gives companies the freedom to be responsive to the changing demands of business applications, while minimizing network impact.

The following is a summary of the new functions and enhancements.

Express Logon

This function allows a user, running an express logon-capable TN3270E client, to log onto popular OS/390® host subsystems, such as CICS®, IMS™, and TSO, without having to enter a RACF® user ID and password. Instead, an X.509 digital certificate is processed in cooperation with RACF to authenticate the user. One advantage of using this function is that it may reduce the time spent by an administrator maintaining host user IDs and passwords. It may also reduce the number of user IDs and passwords that users have to remember. The TN3270E client and the Communications Server for OS/390 must also provide the express logon function. Currently, this support is offered in WebSphere Host On-Demand Version 5.0 and Communications Server for OS/390 Version 2 Release 10.

Active Directory

Communications Server now publishes to the Windows 2000 Active Directory that it has TN3270 and TN5250 server capability. This permits any Windows 95, 98, NT, or Windows 2000 client machine to search for and find the Communications Server's TN3270/TN5250 services configured within Active Directory, allowing the client to connect to the server. This works for applications using the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Version 3 APIs or Active Directory Services Interface (ADSI) on a Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, or Windows 2000 client. This saves configuration efforts and expands the benefit to more types of clients. Previously, the only way to get this information was through Service Location Protocol (SLP) which required configuration on the Communications Server and its use was limited to only the Communications Server for Windows NT clients.

To query the Active Directory function the clients must use either LDAP Version 3 or ADSI APIs. These are included in the Windows 2000 operating system. They are available for downloading from the Microsoft Web site for the other platforms.

Host Publisher

The Host Publisher feature can enable new uses for existing applications and data. With this capability, you can combine existing information sources into composite applications for new users, without any changes to the existing applications and data. The business benefits associated with Host Publisher are substantial.

Host Publisher consists of two major components:

  • Host Publisher Studio
  • Host Publisher Server

Host Publisher Studio: The Host Publisher Studio is a collection of task-oriented, easy-to-use GUIs that assist the Web application builder in managing and creating Web-to-host projects. It uses task-oriented prompts to guide the user through the creation process, including:

  • Recording host and database interactions
  • Identifying desired data
  • Labeling that data for retrieval

The Host Publisher Studio is provided on a separate CD assembly and runs on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, and Windows 2000 operating systems.

Host Publisher Server: The Host Publisher Server runs on Windows NT and provides the run-time environment for supporting Web applications created with the Host Publisher Studio. Host Publisher is on a separate CD assembly and runs on Windows NT only. It consists of the WebSphere Application Server Standard Edition and other run-time components such as:

  • Connection management
  • License monitoring
  • Run-time administration
  • Log and trace management

The Host Publisher feature also includes a separate CD assembly for IBM Network Dispatcher to provide load balancing across multiple Host Publisher Servers. The Network Dispatcher can only be used for the load-balancing function for Host Publisher. If you require load balancing for other applications or servers, you must purchase these additional copies separately.

Remote Integration Objects (RIO): RIO support provides a standard interface for program access to Integration Object data in an XML format. It also provides remote access to Host Publisher server Integration Objects. This enables remote Java applications or applets, running on a remote client or server, to execute Host Publisher Integration Objects for an existing application access as though they were physically running on the Host Publisher server machine. The interface to the Host Publisher Integration Objects is unchanged regardless of whether the customer's Java application is calling it from a remote client or is running on the Host Publisher server.

XML Gateway: The Host Publisher feature provides an XML Gateway for accessing legacy 3270 and 5250 applications and making that application data available to programs in an XML format.

The Host Publisher XML Gateway also provides an HTML Mapper capability that provides a load-and-go HTML entry-level emulator for 3270 or 5250 application access. Without any customization, existing 3270 and 5250 applications can be extended to Web users. This capability is targeted at end users who:

  • Need occasional access to the host application
  • Consider a native terminal screen look and feel to be acceptable
  • Do not yet have Java-capable desktops

For Java-enabled users, IBM's Host On-Demand should be considered to meet their emulation needs.

Year 2000

This product does not have date dependencies and is, therefore, Year 2000 ready.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

IBM's Communications Server for Window NT and Windows 2000 takes advantage of IBM's experience with SNA, TCP/IP, and communications servers to provide a high-performance, high-quality communications solution for enterprises with e-business potential and Windows NT and/or Windows 2000 environments.

Communications Server provides an essential foundation for networked computing by supporting the most widely used networking technologies, enabling customers and Business Partners to build client/server applications independent of networking protocol or hardware.

The full implementation of APPN® (end node and network node), HPR, and DLUR, along with the integrated SNA gateway capabilities, positions the Communications Server as a participant in either a host (hierarchical) or peer-to-peer distributed network environment.

With its TN3270E and TN5250 servers, and AnyNet® function, the Communications Server is well positioned for customers with multiprotocol networking environments.

Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 is the solution for companies in the Windows NT and Windows 2000 environments that:

  • Run multiprotocol or multiple networks
  • Have existing SNA applications they want to extend over TCP/IP networks
  • Have existing sockets applications they want to extend over SNA networks
  • Need to support users in a variety of locations, in the office, at home, or traveling
  • Want to:
    • Consolidate or change their backbone networks
    • Provide SNA 3270 host access to TCP/IP users via TN3270E
    • Provide SNA host access to any Java-enabled Web browser
    • Improve network availability
    • Access data from anywhere using familiar interfaces and protocols
    • Publish host data and applications from multiple sources to the Web
    • Provide 5250 access to IP users via TN5250
    • Integrate the management of the Communications Server into Tivoli®
    • Use Branch Extender or Enterprise Extender advanced networking technologies to implement more cost-effective and robust networks
    • Improve data security over the Internet and intranet

Trademarks

 
WebSphere and IMS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
S/390, Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking, CICS, OS/390, RACF, APPN, and AnyNet are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows NT, Windows, and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

One copy of the following publications is shipped with the program:

  • Communications Server for Windows NT™ and Windows™ 2000: Quick Beginnings
  • WebSphere™ Host Publisher Planning and Installation Guide

The following publications can be ordered separately after planned availability.

To order, contact your IBM representative.

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
Quick Beginnings                                       GC31-8424
Network Administration Guide                           SC31-8656
Configuration File Reference                           SC31-8655
Client/Server Communications                           SC31-8479
 Programming Reference
System Management                                      SC31-8480
 Programming Reference
WebSphere Host Publisher Planning                      SC31-8797
 and Installation Guide

Displayable Softcopy Publications: IBM Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 publications are offered in displayable softcopy form. All unlicensed manuals are included.

The publications are provided as Adobe Acrobat.PDF files and HTML files, and are included with the program package on the same CD-ROM.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

IBM Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 can be used on all Intel®-based systems supported by Windows NT Server Version 4.0, or later, or Windows 2000. An Intel Pentium™ machine, 100 MHz CPU with 32 MB of RAM, is the minimum recommended server hardware. Depending on the network environment and Windows platform used (workstation vs. server, Windows NT, or Windows 2000), a faster processor and larger memory may be necessary.

Disk space of 20 MB is required on a startup drive for temporary use, and 100 MB on any hard drive for permanent use.

The Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 SNA API clients will run on any hardware required by Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98, OS/2®, Windows NT Version 4.0, and Windows 2000 (Intel only).

The Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 Remote Administration clients will run on any hardware required by Windows 95/98, and Windows NT Version 4.0, and Windows 2000 (Intel only).

Communications Adapters: One or more network communication adapters (and appropriate cable) may be required.

Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 is compatible with the following adapters:

  • IBM WAN Adapters
    • Multiprotocol Communications Adapters (PCI and ISA) for SDLC over leased and switched connections
    • Serial/Parallel Adapter (ISA) for SDLC
    • Wide Area Connector Adapters (PCI and ISA) for SDLC and X.25 over leased and switched connections
    • Artic186 X.25 Interface Co-Processor (PCI and ISA) for SDLC and X.25 over leased and switched connections
    • Artic960 adapters (PCI) for SDLC, X.25, and Frame Relay over leased and switched connections
    • WAN 2 Port S91 card (PCI) for X.25 and Frame Relay over leased, switched, and ISDN connections
    • WAN Multiport S94 card (PCI) for X.25 and Frame Relay over leased and switched connections
    • COM port asynchronous modems for SDLC
    • COM port Autosync modems for SDLC and X.25
  • Non-IBM WAN Adapters
    • Eicon Technology for X.25 and Frame Relay
    • Microgate Adapters for SDLC and X.25
    • Digi International for SDLC
    • Cirel FPX Series for SDLC and X.25
    • COM port asynchronous modems for SDLC
    • COM port Autosync modems for SDLC and X.25
  • IBM and non-IBM S/390® Channel Adapters
    • IBM — ESCON® Adapter (part number 9086001) supporting CDLC and MPC
    • BusTech — Bus & Tag and ESCON adapters supporting CDLC and MPC
    • Barr Systems — Bus & Tag and ESCON adapters supporting CDLC
    • Polaris — ESCON adapters supporting CDLC
  • IBM and non-IBM Adapters (Token ring, Ethernet, ATM, and FDDI)
    • LAN adapters using NDIS supported by Microsoft™ Windows NT will be used for SNA LLC2, AnyNet®, and Enterprise Extender
  • SNA over IP Adapters (LAN, WAN, and Channel)
    • Adapters for IP traffic supported by Microsoft Windows NT will be used for AnyNet and Enterprise Extender

Note: The Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 also is compatible with a wide variety of LAN adapters including many adapters with NDIS drivers supported by Microsoft Windows NT.

Note: All of the adapters may not be supported on Windows 2000. For current and complete information regarding hardware and software compatibility for LAN and WAN adapters, refer to the Communications Server Web pages:

Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 includes several adapter device drivers from hardware vendors for support of their cards. These drivers have been validated by IBM, or respective OEM, with the Communications Server and are supplied as a convenience. The drivers are supported solely by the adapter card vendors. Before installing any driver, refer to the README file in each driver's installation directory for configuration guidance, adapter restrictions, licensing information, and support contracts.

Software Requirements

Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 requires either Windows NT Server Version 4.0, with service pack 4, or later, or Windows 2000. Additionally:

  • TCP/IP is required for TN3270E and TN5250 servers
  • TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, or both, are required for communication with the SNA API clients
  • For IPX, the following software must be enabled on the server:
    • Gateway Service for Netware
    • SAP agent
    • NWLink IPX/SPX or a compatible transport

Remote Administration Clients require Windows 95/98, or Windows NT Workstation, or Server Versions 4.0, or later. TCP/IP, Netbios, or both, is required for communications with Communications Server for Windows NT.

SNA API Clients require either:

  • OS/2 Warp Version 4.0, or later
  • Windows 3.1.1, or later
  • Windows 95, with service pack 1, or OSR2
  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT Workstation or Server Version 4.0
  • TCP/IP or IPX/SX is required for communications with Communications Server for Windows NT

The AS/400® Shared Folder supports LAN clients on the following platforms:

  • Windows 95
  • Windows NT Version 4.0
  • Windows 98
  • OS/2 Version 4
  • Windows 3.11

Host On-Demand requires any Web server capable of serving Java™ applets to be installed on the same machine as Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000.

Web administration requires a Web server running on Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 system, and a Web browser running on any system on the intranet. Communications between the systems must use Sockets over SNA or TCP/IP.

Supported Web servers include:

  • IBM HTTP Web Server Version 1.3.3, or later
  • Lotus® Domino™ R4 (Version 4.6.1, or later) Web Server on Windows NT
  • Lotus Domino R5 (Version 5.0.1, or later) Web Server on Windows 2000
  • Lotus Go Web Server Version 4.6.2.5, or later
  • Microsoft IIS V3.0 on Windows NT
  • Microsoft IIS V4/0 on Windows NT
  • Microsoft IIS V5.0 on Windows 2000
  • Netscape Enterprise Server V3.6
  • Netscape Enterprise Server V4.0

Supported Web browsers include:

  • Netscape Navigator 4.08, or later
  • Netscape Navigator 4.6.1, or later
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, or later

Many other functions and features of Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 require a Web browser. Any Web browser used must support HTML 3.0 documents.

Host Publisher Server will operate with any Web browser and with most Web servers running on the following operating system:

  • Windows NT Version 4.0, or later

Compiler Requirements

Compilers for applications under Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, and SNA API clients for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT Versions 3.51 and 4.0:

  • VisualAge® for C++ for Windows, Version 3.5
  • Microsoft Visual C++ Version 4.1 or 5.0

The compiler for applications under SNA API clients for OS/2 is VisualAge for C++ for OS/2, Version 3.

The compiler for applications under SNA API clients for Windows 3.1 is Microsoft Visual C++ Version 1.51 or 1.52.

Express Logon: Use of the express logon function requires a TN3270 client that supports express logon. WebSphere Host On-Demand is the only currently known client to support this function. Also, the target S/390 host system must be running levels of OS/390® and includes Communications Server for OS/390 that supports this function. OS/390 Version 2 Release 10 (with appropriate PTF), or later, satisfy this requirement.

Limitations

Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, V6.1.1:

  • Runs only on the Windows NT or Windows 2000 operating system in the Intel environments.
  • Will not install successfully on a machine that has Microsoft SNA Server installed.
  • Does not provide the link control protocol (LCP) required to support a Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connection between the server and a modem for ISDN connections. If the modem provides the LCP independently from the application support, the connection will work properly.

Performance Considerations

Performance can be affected by:

  • Type of connection and network characteristics
  • Number of users and concurrent sessions
  • Type of tasks
  • Available installed memory
  • System management, RAS, and/or trace activity

Planning Information

License Management: Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 includes tools for license management. This license is included in the program package on the CD-ROM and is installed along with the product. During installation, you are prompted to enter the number of concurrent licenses purchased. This applies to both base concurrent users and the Host Publisher concurrent users.

If the number of concurrent users (base and/or Host Publisher) exceeds the number of concurrent licenses purchased, then an error message is logged. No product function is disabled even in the case of the licenses being exceeded. Further connections are still allowed with an error message being logged for each connection as long as the license count is exceeded. You are expected to monitor the log and purchase additional licenses if you consistently exceed your initial license quantity.

Registration: Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 offers a Product Registration Tool for registering the product. The benefit of registering the server with IBM is that you can be notified of future service updates and of future releases of the product. You should follow the instructions of the registration tool to register during installation. If you decline to register, you will be prompted again to register in two weeks or you can use the IBM Software Registration icon in the Communications Server folder.

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by Personal Systems Support Line. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. Personal Systems Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage, and suspected software defects for eligible products.

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

Packaging

The Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 package includes:

  • One CD-ROM for the Communications Server
  • Communications Server Proof of Entitlement
  • Hardcopy publication: Communications Server Quick Beginnings
  • IBM International Program License Agreement Booklet
  • License Information Booklet
  • IPLA Pointer Sheet
  • Generic Service and Support Card
  • Service Key Card for Communications Server
  • Service Key Card for WebSphere Host Publisher
  • One CD-ROM for the WebSphere Host Publisher Server
  • One CD-ROM for the WebSphere Host Publisher Studio
  • One CD-ROM for the WebSphere Host Publisher Network Dispatcher
  • Hardcopy publication: WebSphere Host Publisher Planning and Installation Guide
  • Additional Try & Buy Product

Security, Auditability, and Control

Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 uses the security and auditability features of the Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating system.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 is a client/server type product that has three charge units: server install and two types of concurrent users. The server install and the concurrent users are available in a fixed order quantity of 1. There is only one program package supplied with this product.

Ordering Notes: Charges for Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 are based on concurrent users (not sessions). A concurrent user is defined as an active upstream or downstream connection established to Communications Server. An active connection includes TN3270, TN5250, SNA API (split stack), SNA (APPN®, DLUR, full stack), shared folders and AnyNet clients. In an APPN environment, a connection is an active link to an adjacent nodes. If a multiplexing program or application server (for example, Transaction Server, DB2®) connects to the Communications Server providing access on behalf of multiple concurrent users, then one user license is required for each of these multiple concurrent users.

The Host Publisher feature of Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 includes a license for one concurrent user. A Host Publisher concurrent user is defined as one concurrent session/connection to an existing application. This Host Publisher user license also includes all the entitlements of a base Communications Server user license.

Upgrade Notes: Upgrades to Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 are available from any IBM or non-IBM (competitive offering) SNA gateway or communications server product. The following upgrade information applies:

  • The Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 includes authorization for one concurrent user and one concurrent Host Publisher user.
  • When upgrading from a usage-based product, for example, Communications Server for Windows NT, Version 5, you are authorized to acquire the equivalent number of users, at a reduced price, by specifying the concurrent user upgrade feature. This also applies when upgrading from a concurrent user to a concurrent Host Publisher user.
  • When upgrading from concurrent users on eNetwork™ Communications Server for Windows NT, Version 6.0 to Host Publisher concurrent users on Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 V6.1.1, specify the Host Publisher upgrade feature.
  • When upgrading from a product that is priced based on sessions, such as Communications Server for AIX® Version 4.X, the customer is eligible for a number of concurrent user upgrades equal to the actual number of concurrent users being supported on the prior product. For example, if the customer has licensed 50 sessions on a previous product, and actually supports 25 concurrent users, each running 2 sessions, they would purchase 25 concurrent user upgrades with Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, Version 6.1.1.
  • New and additional users must be acquired at the full price using the concurrent user feature.
  • When upgrading from a non usage-based product, you are not entitled to any concurrent users for upgrade. All users are considered as new users and must be acquired at the full price.

                                                       Part
Program Name/Description                               Number
 
Communications Server for Windows NT                   13P0726
 and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 Program
 Package -- English CD-ROM
 
Communications Server for Windows NT                   13P0732
 and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 1
 Server install
 
Communications Server for Windows NT                   13P0735
 and Windows 2000, V6.1.1
 1 Concurrent user
 
Communications Server for Windows NT                   13P0739
 and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 1 Host
 Publisher concurrent user
 
Upgrades
 
Communications Server for Windows NT                   13P0729
 and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 Program
 Package Upgrade -- English
 
                                                       Part
Program Name/Description                               Number
 
Communications Server for Windows NT                   13P0734
 and Windows 2000, V6.1.1
 Server install upgrade
 
Communications Server Windows NT                       13P0736
 and Windows 2000, V6.1.1
 Concurrent user upgrade
 
Communications Server for Windows NT                   13P0740
 and Windows 2000, V6.1.1 Host
 Publisher user upgrade

Passport Advantage

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Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

License Information Form Number: CT70CNA

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until September 29, 2002

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: Yes

Upgrades: Customers can acquire upgrades up to the currently authorized level of use of the qualifying programs.

Usage Restriction: Yes

Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, Version 6.1.1 includes several components, more fully described below. With the exception of the Host Publisher Studio component, a separate license for the Program is required for each machine on which any, some, or all of the included components are installed.

Authorized Use of the base Communications Server component Program is based on the number of Communications Server User authorizations acquired.

  • A "User" is defined as a person. The Program can be accessed and used by multiple concurrent Users directly or indirectly (for example, accessing the Program via an intermediate machine or piece of software). The total number of Users concurrently accessing and using the Program cannot exceed the total number of User authorizations you have purchased.
  • The license to the Program entitles you to a single User authorization. If you want to allow multiple Users to concurrently access and use the Program, you should purchase additional User authorizations for the maximum number of Users you would like to concurrently access and use the Program at any one time.
  • In addition, a User authorization is required for each active upstream or downstream connection established to the Program for (1) application programs that are not associated with actual users but utilize the Program's services such as TN3270, SNA (APPN, DLUR, SNA APIs) and (2) and AnyNet clients. In an APPN environment, a connection is an active link to an adjacent nodes.
  • The license to the Program includes an authorization for one concurrent User. Authorizations for additional concurrent Users may be acquired separately.

Host Publisher Feature

The Program contains a Host Publisher feature. Host Publisher includes both a Server component and Studio component. Use of the Host Publisher Server component of the Program is initially restricted to the Windows NT operating environment. You may install one Host Publisher Server component for each Program license you acquire.

Authorized Use of the Host Publisher Server component is based on the number of Host Publisher Concurrent User authorizations acquired.

  • You must acquire an authorization for every Host Publisher Concurrent User. A Host Publisher Concurrent User is defined as one concurrent session/connection to an existing application. An example of a session/connection would be the Program connected to an existing application through a TN3270, TN5250, VT, or JDBC connection.
  • The license to the Program includes authorization for one Host Publisher Concurrent User. Authorizations for additional Host Publisher Concurrent Users may be acquired separately. Authorization for a Host Publisher Concurrent User includes the necessary authorization to access and use other features of the Program, and Users of Communications Server accessing Host Publisher under a Host Publisher Concurrent User authorization do not require an additional Communications Server User authorization.

The Host Publisher Studio component of the Program runs only in the Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, and Windows 2000 operating environments and is used to customize and develop Host Publisher applications. You are allowed to install and use an unlimited number of copies of the Host Publisher Studio component within your enterprise for purposes of education, or development, or customization of your applications for use with the Host Publisher Server.

Host Publisher includes WebSphere Application Server, Standard Edition (WebSphere) which is used as an integral part of the Host Publisher runtime environment. The license to the Program allows you to install and use WebSphere on the same machine as the Host Publisher Server Component solely as necessary to support your use of the Host Publisher feature.

Host Publisher includes IBM Network Dispatcher to provide load balancing across multiple Host Publisher Servers. The license to the Program allows you to install and use the included Network Dispatcher solely to provide the load balancing function for Host Publisher Servers. If you require load balancing for other applications or servers, you must acquire the authorizations for these additional copies of Network Dispatcher separately.

Host On-Demand Entry

The Program contains an entry-level version of the Host On-Demand emulator. You may install and deploy this entry-level version of the emulator only on the same machine on which you install the Communications Server portion of the Program, and you may use the Host On-demand feature solely to establish a telnet session directly between Communications Server Users and the Communications Server portion of the Program.

Entry-level Version of Personal Communications

The Program contains an entry-level version of the Personal Communications emulator. You are allowed to install and use this version of Personal Communications for administrative purposes on the same machine as Communications Server. You are not authorized to use the entry-level emulator on any other server or the clients.

MDAC 2.0 Files

The MDAC files, required by the AS/400 OLE DB Provider, are provided under license from Microsoft Corporation. A copy of the Microsoft End User License Agreement is included in the eulamdac.doc file in the csnt directory on the Communication Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 CD. The Microsoft license, and not this agreement, governs your use of this code.

Support Line: Yes

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

AS/400 Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Not applicable

Charges

The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                                          One-
                                         Part             Time
Program Name/Description                 Number           Charge
 
Communications Server for                13P0726          $995
 Windows NT and Windows 2000,
 V6.1.1 Program Package --
 English CD-ROM
 
Communications Server for                13P0732           965
 Windows NT and Windows 2000,
 V6.1.1 1 Server install
 
Communications Server for                13P0735            69
 Windows NT and Windows 2000,
 V6.1.1 1 Concurrent user
 
Communications Server for                13P0739           249
 Windows NT and Windows 2000,
 V6.1.1 1 Host Publisher
 concurrent user
 
Upgrades
 
Communications Server for                13P0729           595
 Windows NT and Windows 2000,
 V6.1.1 Program Package
 Upgrade -- English
 
Communications Server for                13P0734           565
 Windows NT and Windows 2000,
 V6.1.1 Server install upgrade
 
Communications Server for                13P0736            41
 Windows NT and Windows 2000,
 V6.1.1 Concurrent user upgrade
 
Communications Server for                13P0740           149
 Windows NT and Windows 2000,
 V6.1.1 Host Publisher
 user upgrade

Contact your sales channel for Support Line pricing information.

Passport Advantage

Note: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM Lotus representative or authorized IBM Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on:

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

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 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
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            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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