IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-185
June 26, 2001
WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 for AIX, Sun Solaris, Windows NT, and Windows 2000 Provides the WebSphere Solution for Web-to-Host Integration
At a Glance
Enhancements in V3.5
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
Extend the Reach of Existing Applications
WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 for AIX®, Sun Solaris, Windows NT®, and Windows® 2000 provides a quick and easy way for you to implement e-business applications. With this software, you can extend the reach of mission-critical applications to new Web users and new WebSphere applications without changing the existing applications. WebSphere Host Publisher 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 supports applications written for 3270, 5250, VT, Java, and databases that provide a Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) interface, such as IBM DB2® Universal Database, Oracle, and Sybase. It supports HTML-based browsers and does not require specific Java-enabled browsers.
WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 improves administration and enhances availability and scalability by exploiting the power of IBM's WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition V3.5, as well as delivering new Enterprise JavaBean (EJB) support.
All platforms require a machine with a minimum of 256 MB RAM, and one of the following:
WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 can quickly and easily extend existing applications to new Web users and new WebSphere applications, enabling you to leverage your existing investment in host applications for a competitive advantage within the world of e-business. With WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5, you can combine multiple existing information sources into composite applications for new users, without making changes to the existing applications. The business benefits associated with Host Publisher are substantial. WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 builds on the advanced XML Gateway, Remote Integration Objects, and existing application navigational capabilities of Host Publisher V2.2. It provides added support for exploitation of WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition and Enterprise JavaBean generation to deliver enterprise-class e-business solutions for your legacy applications.
The applications created with the common Host Publisher Studio will run unchanged in all supported operating environments: AIX, Sun Solaris, Windows NT, and Windows 2000. Additional platform support is provided by Host Publisher for OS/390® and Host Publisher for iSeries which are available as separate products. The ability to move from one operating system platform to another will allow you to move your workload to a higher capacity platform as demands increase.
Host Publisher consists of two major components:
Host Publisher Studio
The Host Publisher Studio is a collection of task-oriented, easy-to-use graphical user interfaces (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, minimizing or eliminating the need for programming to accomplish these projects.
The Studio automatically generates a JavaBean, called an Integration Object, which encapsulates the interactions and data retrieval. New with Host Publisher V3.5 is the ability to generate Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs). You can use the Studio to generate a fully customizable HTML Web page for modeling interaction with the Integration Objects and presenting the resulting data. The HTML Web page can be enhanced with Web authoring tools, such as WebSphere Studio, to meet corporate style and image guidelines. Once the Web page is completed, you can publish it to a Host Publisher Server for production access by end users.
Host Publisher Server
The Host Publisher Server provides the runtime environment for supporting Web applications created with the Host Publisher Studio. Host Publisher Server is on a separate CD assembly and consists of runtime components such as:
The Host Publisher Server uses WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition V3.5 to provide a consistent, reliable execution environment for WebSphere applications (for example, servlets or EJB-based applications) and HTML/JSPs across platforms. A production use license for the IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition V3.5 is not included with WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 but must be acquired with a separate product order.
Host Publisher V3.5 does include a separate CD for the WebSphere
Application Server, Advanced Edition V3.5 for Windows NT and Windows
2000. The license associated with this program is for development use
only and is not for production use. You are limited to the use of this
program for internal evaluation and for the development, demonstration
and testing of applications which use this program. This program is
provided on a complementary basis and is not included within the customer
support provided for the Host Publisher V3.5 product.
WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 has been enhanced to support the load balancing capabilities of WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition. WebSphere Application Server provides support for running multiple Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) on a single machine. These JVMs can be clones of each other. JVMs that are clones of each other can be limited to one machine (vertical cloning) or can be spread across multiple machines (horizontal cloning). Both types of cloning provide two benefits:
WebSphere provides load balancing mechanisms for forwarding a client's requests across multiple-cloned JVMs to distribute the load on individual JVMs evenly.
Host Publisher support for WebSphere Work Load Manager has replaced the
Network Dispatcher function included in previous versions of the Host
Publisher product. Web server load balancing capabilities remain
available to IBM customers within the complementary Edge Server product
This function allows you to perform administration tasks on multiple instances of Host Publisher Server from a single Host Publisher Server. Examples of the types of administrative tasks supported include:
Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) Support
Enterprise JavaBeans is a server-side component architecture that enables rapid development of versatile, reusable, portable applications. The EJB technology delivers benefits that can address the concerns of enterprise development teams, such as:
Host Publisher Studio's Host Access and Database Access now includes the
option to generate EJB support for Host Publisher Integration Objects.
With this new EJB support Host Publisher can be used to provide existing
host application access to new EJB-based WebSphere applications.
This function allows a user with a Web browser certificate to log on to a
3270 application without having to enter the user ID and password.
Instead, the 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.
JavaServer Pages (JSP) 1.0 Support
WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 now supports JSP 1.0. Because Host Publisher no longer supports 0.91 JSPs, migration of pages created by a previous version of Host Publisher is required. You can choose when and how you migrate:
Host Access Advanced Screen Recognition
In addition to the ability to recognize screens by text area, cursor position, and number of fields, WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 provides the following recognition capabilities:
Play Another Macro
Using the Host Publisher Studio's Host Access to record a macro for an
Integration Object that uses chaining is now easier. If you are
recording an Integration Object that is in the middle or last in the
chain, you no longer have to manually navigate your terminal screen to
your starting point before you begin recording your data macro. Instead,
Host Access has a new function called Play Another Macro. This allows
you to select another macro, for example, the data macro of the
Integration Object that is first in the chain, and play that macro. Your
terminal screen will be navigated through your selected macro.
This program is EuroReady.
For more information on the implications of the euro, visit the IBM euro Web site at:
IBM considers an IBM product to be EuroReady if the product, when used in accordance with its associated documentation, is capable of correctly processing monetary data in the euro denomination and of respecting the euro currency formatting conventions (including the euro sign). This assumes that all other products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) that are used with this product are also EuroReady. IBM hardware products that are EuroReady may or may not have an engraved euro sign key on their keyboards.
Currently, EuroReady status applies primarily to IBM products specific to the EMU countries. Products that are not specific to these countries are deemed to be "not ready" for euro unless otherwise stated in the product's country-specific specifications.
IBM Hardware Ready
IBM supplies certain IBM products which include third-party software (pre-loaded or not) and/or third-party attached hardware. In these instances, IBM is not in a position to assert that these third-party products are, in themselves, EuroReady.
Therefore, such IBM products will be designated as Hardware ready.
IBM considers a solution to be EuroReady when the solution providers have:
The above must be clearly demonstrated by:
The euro capabilities of a EuroReady solution will be clearly identified as features of the solution specification, as described in the contracts document.
WebSphere Host Publisher focuses on consolidating multiple existing applications, without modification, to present a single integrated view in a Web browser. This leverages security, scalability, and availability features that are essential for the deployment of e-business applications. It delivers a quick and easy way for companies to implement e-business applications by extending existing applications to the Internet. It is primarily intended for the legacy extension space with little or no new business logic. WebSphere tools, like WebSphere Studio, may be used to add new business logic to a Host Publisher implementation if needed.
WebSphere focuses on providing infrastructure for developing and deploying server-side Java applications as well as tools to develop, deploy, and manage Web sites efficiently. It provides a robust Java infrastructure for the development and execution of Java applications, EJBs, and servlets. It is primarily intended for adding new business logic to existing applications or deploying new Web applications.
WebSphere Host Publisher is IBM's answer for extending host information to Web users and to new WebSphere Web applications:
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
One copy of the following publications is shipped with the program:
The following publications can be ordered separately after planned availability.
To order, contact your IBM representative.
Order Title Number WebSphere Host Publisher GC31-8728 Administrator's and User's Guide WebSphere Host Publisher SC31-8730 Planning and Installation Guide for AIX, Solaris, Windows NT, and Windows 2000
Displayable Softcopy Publications: The WebSphere Host Publisher Administrator's and User's Guide and the WebSphere Host Publisher Programmer's Guide and Reference are provided in displayable softcopy form. The displayable manual is part of the basic machine-readable material and is shipped on the product CD-ROM.
The PDF version of the manual can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader in any of the supported environments.
The HTML version of the manual can be viewed using any Web browser in any of the supported environments.
Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
Specified Operating Environment
Host Publisher Server Installation
Host Publisher Studio Installation
Host Publisher Server Installation
Host Publisher Studio Installation
WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 is a Java product. Performance is
a function of the speed of the network, processing power of the
workstation or server, as well as the level of the Java Development Kit
(JDK) being used. WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 uses the level of JDK
that WebSphere uses. If you want to use a newer level of JDK, we
recommend that you first consult IBM Service.
The authorized use of WebSphere Host Publisher is based on the internal use of the Server component and is measured by the number of concurrent sessions/connections to your existing applications. Examples of sessions/connections would be the Host Publisher connected to existing applications through TN3270, TN5250, VT, or JDBC connections. The license to Host Publisher includes an initial authorization for 50 sessions/connections.
The WebSphere Host Publisher provides the flexibility for both end users and Web applications to access a broad range of existing application data and services. The usage license, based on concurrent session/connections provides a pricing structure that supports the wide range of potential Host Publisher customer implementations.
For planning purposes:
WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 includes tools for license management. The tools are included in the program package on the CD-ROM and are installed along with the product. During installation, you are prompted to enter the amount of usage (concurrent sessions/connections purchased).
If the actual usage exceeds the amount of usage purchased, then an error message is logged. No product function is disabled even in the case of the licenses being exceeded. You are expected to monitor the log and purchase a license for additional usage if you exceed your initial licensed usage quantity.
WebSphere Host Publisher will include IBM's Product Registration Tool, which can be used for registering the product. After you install WebSphere Host Publisher, you can register the first time you start the product.
Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by Personal Systems or AIX SupportLines, as applicable. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. The applicable SupportLine 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).
IBM WebSphere Host Publisher is distributed in one package with the following:
Security, Auditability, and Control
WebSphere Host Publisher uses the security and auditability features of the applicable host operating system and other functions, included with the product, to enhance data security and privacy.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 is a client/server product that consists of the following orderable structure:
The following upgrade information applies:
Ordering Information for Build to Plan (Orders from Lotus)
Part Program Name/Description Number WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 11K5861 English Program Package CD-ROM WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 11K5865 1 Server Install WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 11K5866 1 Usage Pack for 50 concurrent sessions/connections Upgrades WebSphere Host Publisher, V3.5 11K5863 Program Package Upgrade -- English WebSphere Host Publisher, V3.5 11K5867 Server install upgrade WebSphere Host Publisher, V3.5 11K5868 Concurrent user upgrade for 50 concurrent sessions/connections
Part Program Name Description Number WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 Media Package U.S. English BM7ZUNA WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 Media Package German BM7ZUDE WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 Media Package French BM7ZUFR WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 Media Package Spanish BM7ZUES WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 Media Package Italian BM7ZUIT WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 Media Package B/Portuguese BM7ZUBP WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 Media Package Turkish BM7ZUTR WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 Media Package Japanese BM7ZUJA WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 Media Package Smpl Chinese BM7ZUSC WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 Media Package Trad Chinese BM7ZUTC WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 Media Package Korean BM7ZUKO
The Passport Advantage numbers included below are unchanged by this announcement and are repeated here for reference.
Part Program Name/Description Number VPO Instl SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr D36EPML VPO Instl/SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr 1st Anniv D36EUML VPO Instl/SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr 2nd Anniv D36F0ML VPO SW Sub Rnwl SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr E16F5ML VPO SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr 1st Anniv D36FLML VPO SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr 2nd Anniv D36FSML CO Instl/SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr 1st Anniv D36DQML CO Instl/SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr 2nd Anniv D36JUML CO SW Sub Rnwl SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr E16N2ML CO SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr 1st Anniv D36NNML CO SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr 2nd Anniv D36PAML CO Supt SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr 1st Anniv AR6PDML CO Instl/SW SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr 1st Anniv D36PBML Sub/Supt CO Instl/SW SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr 2nd Anniv D36PEML Sub/Supt CO SW Sub/Supt SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr 1st Anniv D36PGML CO SW Sub/Spt SecureWay Host Publisher 1 svr 1st Anniv E16PNML Rnwl VPO Instl SecureWay Host Publisher 1 use D37BDML VPO Instl/SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 use 1st Anniv D37BHML VPO Instl/SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 use 2nd Anniv D37BIML VPO SW Sub Rnwl SecureWay Host Publisher 1 use E17BKML VPO SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 use 1st Anniv D37BNML VPO SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 use 2nd Anniv D37BPML CO Instl/SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 use 1st Anniv D37BQML CO Instl/SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 use 2nd Anniv D37BTML CO SW Sub Rnwl SecureWay Host Publisher 1 use E17BVML CO SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 use 1st Anniv D37BWML CO SW Sub SecureWay Host Publisher 1 use 2nd Anniv D37BYML VPO Trd Instl/SW WebSphere Host Publisher 1 svr 1st Anniv D46Q2ML Sub CO Trd Instl/SW WebSphere Host Publisher 1 svr 1st Anniv D46QCML Sub CO Trd Instl/SW WebSphere Host Publisher 1 svr 1st Anniv D46QFML Sub Support VPO Trd Instl/SW WebSphere Host Publisher 1 use 1st Anniv D46Q3ML Sub CO Trd Instl/SW WebSphere Host Publisher 1 use 1st Anniv D46QEML Sub
Ordering Information for Build To Order (Orders from IBM)
To order, specify the type model number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, the One-Time Charge (OTC) feature number, the medium feature number, and the desired language indicator. The OTC for WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 for AIX, Sun Solaris, and Windows NT/Windows 2000 includes the authorization for 50 concurrent sessions/connections. The OTC for the Usage Pack also includes the authorization for 50 concurrent sessions/connections.
A feature number has a maximum order quantity of 250 per order.
OTC Medium Program Feature Language Feature Description Number Number Indicator Number Medium WebSphere Host Publisher 5724-A52 0007 2924 5809 CD-ROM V3.5 English Program Package WebSphere Host Publisher 0008 V3.5 1 Server Install WebSphere Host Publisher 0009 V2.2 1 Usage Pack
The following upgrade information applies:
OTC Medium Program Feature Language Feature Description Number Number Indicator Number Medium WebSphere Host Publisher 5724-A52 0021 2924 5809 CD-ROM V3.5 Program Package for Upgrade English WebSphere Host Publisher 5724-A52 2928 5809 CD-ROM V3.5 Program Package for Upgrade French WebSphere Host Publisher 5724-A52 0021 2930 5809 CD-ROM V3.5 Program Package for Upgrade Japanese OTC Medium Program Feature Language Feature Description Number Number Indicator Number Medium WebSphere Host Publisher 5724-A52 0021 2989 5809 CD-ROM V3.5 Program Package for Upgrade Simplified Chinese WebSphere Host Publisher 5724-A52 0021 2987 5809 CD-ROM V3.5 Program Package for Upgrade Traditional Chinese WebSphere Host Publisher 5724-A52 0021 2986 5809 CD-ROM V3.5 Program Package for Upgrade Korean WebSphere Host Publisher 0010 V3.5 1 Server Install for Upgrade WebSphere Host Publisher 0011 V3.5 1 Usage Pack for Upgrade
Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO)
Current Licensees: Customers who purchased protection for V2.2 of WebSphere Host Publisher (5648-C75) under Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) are entitled to receive Version 3.5 of WebSphere Host Publisher (5724-A52) at no charge. Eligible customers should add the applicable CD media supply feature number from the table below to their existing 5692-SSO record.
Eligible Billing Supply Description Features* Feature From WebSphere Host 0019 0576 Publisher V2.2 (5648-C75) To Host Publisher V3.5 (5724-A52) Install Authorizations From WebSphere Host 0022 0577 Publisher V2.2 (5648-C75) To Host Publisher V3.5 (5724-A52) Use Authorizations
Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO)
New Licensees: To register for future upgrades of products from Software Subscription for AIX for programs described in this announcement, specify 5692-SSO and feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable billing features with quantity equal to the number of licenses in the Software Subscription for AIX contract. Use the tables below as reference to select the appropriate charge feature.
Annual Support Program Charge Description Number Feature Software Subscription 5692-SSO 0043 for AIX for WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 (5724-A52) Install Authorizations Software Subscription 5692-SSO 0046 for AIX for WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 (5724-A52) Use Authorizations
The following feature numbers are withdrawn effective June 26, 2001:
Program Feature Description Number Number WebSphere Host Publisher 5692-SSO 0019 V2.2 (5648-C75) 0020 Install Authorizations 0021 WebSphere Host Publisher 5692-SSO 0022 V2.2 (5648-C75) 0023 Use Authorizations 0024
Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Expedite Shipments Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer Expedite Process Charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Terms and Conditions
The specific License Information for WebSphere Host Publisher is as follows:
Disclaimer of Warranty: The Sample Code may not be at the level of performance or compatibility of general available IBM products, and may be changed substantially in the future. The Sample Code is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness particular purpose. The entire risk arising out of the use or performance of this sample code remains with you. In no event will IBM be liable for any lost profits, lost savings, incidental or indirect damages or other economic consequential damages, even if IBM or its authorized supplier has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In addition, IBM and its suppliers will not be liable for any damages claimed by you based on any third party claim.
Host Publisher V3.5 includes a separate CD for WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition V3.5. This license is for development use only and is not for production use. You are limited to the use of this program for internal evaluation and for the development, demonstration, and testing of applications which use this program, and not for the deployment or execution of any such applications, which requires the acquisition of a full authorization license to this program. This program is provided on a complementary basis and is not included within the customer support provided for the Host Publisher V3.5 product.
Note: Program Services for IBM WebSphere Studio Professional Edition V3.5.2 and IBM VisualAge for Java Professional Edition V3.5.3 will be available until June 29, 2003 when these products are obtained as a part of the WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 product.
The prices 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.
Charges for Build To Plan (Orders from Lotus)
Part Program Name/Description Number OTC WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 11K5861 $15,000 English Program Package CD-ROM WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 11K5865 14,970 1 Server Install WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 11K5866 10,000 Usage Pack for 50 concurrent sessions/connections Upgrades WebSphere Host Publisher, V3.5 11K5863 6,000 English Program Package Upgrade CD-ROM WebSphere Host Publisher, V3.5 11K5867 5,988 1 Server install Upgrade WebSphere Host Publisher, V3.5 11K5868 4,000 Usage Pack Upgrade for 50 concurrent sessions/connections
Charges for Build To Order (Orders from IBM)
Program Name: WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 for AIX, Sun Solaris, and Windows NT/2000
OTC Program Feature Description Number Number OTC WebSphere Host 5724-A52 0007 $15,000 Publisher V3.5 English Program Package WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 1 Server Install 0008 14,970 WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 1 Usage Pack 0009 10,000 OTC Program Feature Description Number Number OTC Upgrades WebSphere Host 5724-A52 0021 $ 6,000 Publisher V3.5 1 Program Package for Upgrade English WebSphere Host 0010 5,988 Publisher V3.5 1 Server Install for Upgrade WebSphere Host 0011 4,000 Publisher V3.5 1 Usage Pack for Upgrade
Annual Support Annual Program Charge Support Description Number Feature Charge Software Subscription 5692-SSO 0043 $3,000 for AIX for WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 Install Authorizations Software Subscription 5692-SSO 0046 2,000 for AIX for WebSphere Host Publisher V3.5 Use Authorizations
Contact your sales channel for IBM Operational Support Services Support Line pricing information.
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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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.