IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-011
January 29, 2002
IBM LANDP V6 Function Extended with New Technologies and Products
At a Glance
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).
LANDP® is used widely to support branch office environments, especially in the banking and finance industries.
New in V6
Banking and other finance industry environments typically require support for industry devices, peer-to-peer connectivity within the branch office, and interoperability with enterprise systems based on products such as CICS®, IMS, DB2®, MQSeries®, running on a variety of platforms.
LANDP for Linux
For details, refer to the Software Requirements section.
Refer to the Hardware Requirements section for a list of printers, PIN, and MSRE devices supported.
Enhanced Java Support
Enhanced LANDP infrastructure Support
Installation and Customization
Support for New Financial Printing Devices
The primary customers of LANDP products want to implement branch office delivery systems in a client/server environment consisting of workgroup LANs interconnected to host systems.
LANDP runs on Windows, OS/2, Linux, and DOS, having evolved from IBM Financial Branch System Services (FBSS) products, providing excellent support for branch office environments in banking, finance, and other industries. These environments typically require support for industry-oriented devices, peer-to-peer connectivity within the branch office, and interoperability with enterprise systems based on CICS, IMS, DB2, MQSeries, and non-IBM software running on a variety of platforms.
LANDP provides client access to members of IBM's family of transaction processing products, including CICS and IMS. These products are positioned as Transaction Monitors within the Application Services layer of IBM's Open Blueprint®. They provide an integrated environment for customer applications. Continued support is provided for the LANDP Common API, which is a widely used de facto standard API for branch office delivery systems. LANDP continues to be extended to exploit the IBM software strategy for e-business.
Since LANDP was initially designed for the finance industry, it includes servers that support specific financial devices and communication with the IBM 4700 Branch Processor.
Client/Server Support: LANDP provides client/server based cooperative processing environment that complements the underlying operating systems and interacts with many other products. It enables the sharing of access to these products and facilities such as printers, databases, and communications. It provides a widely used high-level API that insulates applications from the network topology and the operating system.
In addition to interacting with many other workstation products, LANDP also interacts with host programs such as NetView for alert processing, NetView/DM for file distribution, and CICS, and IMS for transaction processing.
Education on LANDP® can be provided and tailored, where necessary, to meet individual requirements. For information, contact a technical advisor via:
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The following hardcopy publications are shipped in the program package:
Order Title Number LANDP Family V6: Introduction and Planning GC34-6043 Installation and Customization GC34-6044 Programming Guide SC34-6048 Programming Reference SC34-6045 Servers and System Management SC34-6046 Problem Determination GC34-6047
These publications cover:
To order the above publications in hardcopy, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. To order the complete set of publications in hardcopy, order bill of forms number SBOF-5441.
Displayable Softcopy Publications: The above LANDP Family V6 publications are shipped in PDF softcopy format on the product CD-ROM:
The LANDP Family V6 publications are also available in softcopy form on the Transaction Processing and Data Collection Kit CD-ROM (SK2T-0730) available March 2002. To order, contact your IBM representative.
Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
The LANDP manuals in PDF format are also available for free download from the Internet, via the LANDP Home Page at:
LANDP V6.0 will run on all IBM or compatible personal computers (Intel®-based X86 (16-bit or 32-bit) compatible platforms) that run the supported operating systems.
LANDP support is separately available for the following financial I/O devices:
The following financial I/O devices can be used with LANDP V6.0 in the Windows environment:
The following financial I/O devices can be used with LANDP V6.0 in the Linux environment:
LANDP V6.0 requires one of the following operating systems:
For the Windows environment (Windows NT® V4, Windows 2000, or Windows XP)
LANDP supports the Windows Terminal Server environment. Additional software may be required to provide the mapping of the communications ports. An example of this software is Citrix MetaFrame.
For internal communication across the LANDP workgroup using TCP/IP in the Windows environment support is included within the operating system.
For internal communication across the LANDP workgroup using NetBIOS in the Windows NT and Windows 2000 environments support is included within the operating system.
Note: NetBEUI is not supported by Windows XP; only TCP/IP LAN transport is supported.
For the OS/2 environment
For internal communication across the LANDP workgroup using TCP/IP in the OS/2 environment support is included within the operating system.
For internal communication across the LANDP workgroup using NetBIOS in the OS/2 environment support is included within the operating system.
For the Linux environment
LANDP for Linux can be installed on any distribution of Linux for Intel-based platforms (X86 32-bit only) that supports:
LANDP for Linux has been tested with conforming versions of the following distributions of Linux for Intel:
Internal communication across the LANDP workgroup using TCP/IP is supported, but use of NetBIOS is not supported on Linux.
For the Linux DOS environment the following are required:
Information regarding DOSEMU can be found at:
For the DOS environment
For use of the LANDP SNA server and PPC server, the following additional products are required:
The LANDP ODBC query server (applies only to LANDP in the Windows environment) operates with drivers that conform to ODBC V3 specification with a conformance level 1. Operation has been validated with the following products:
For the LANDP query server for OS/2 (applies only to LANDP in OS/2 environment), the following products are supported:
To use the LANDP MQSeries® link server , the following additional product is supported:
The LANDP CICS® Interface Server (applies only for OS/2) supports operation with CICS Transaction Server for OS/2 Warp, V4.1, and with CICS Universal Clients V3.1.
Compilers for Applications under LANDP V6.0
For LANDP V6.0 in the Windows environment, LANDP supports the following application development environments:
For LANDP V6.0 in the OS/2 environment, LANDP supports the following application development environments. Some of these compilers are now obsolete but required for migration and compatibility of user applications in the OS/2 environment.
For LANDP V6.0 in the Linux environment LANDP supports the following application development environments:
For LANDP V6.0 in the DOS environment, the interfaces to the following compilers are supported (some of these compilers are now obsolete, but required for migration and compatibility of user applications in the DOS environment):
Common LANDP Software
Depending on the services to be used, the following requirements may also apply:
Coexistence with NetWare: LANDP V6.0 supports Year 2000 ready products only. For the purpose of migration and compatibility of user applications there are limited exceptions to this for LANDP V6.0 in the DOS environment. Refer to the Software Requirements section.
LANDP V6.0 in the OS/2 and DOS environments can coexist with NetWare Requester V4.0 in the same workstation, and the applications running on these workstations can request services from LANDP servers and NetWare-dedicated server machines.
Upward Compatibility for Previous LANDP Applications Using Previous Levels of VisualAge Smalltalk: LANDP V6.0 provides the same LANDP support for LandpRequest as the prior version. The new VisualAge Smalltalk support classes are compatible with VisualAge Smalltalk V4.02, and later. They do not work with V4.0 or V3.0. The classes in the Smalltalk language that they use are not present in those versions. Note that any customers using VisualAge Smalltalk V4.02 will be able to use either version of the classes, but should use the newer classes to ease their migration to future versions of VisualAge Smalltalk.
Software Products No Longer Supported: The following products are no longer supported by LANDP V6.0 in the Windows environment or no longer support LANDP V6.0 in the Windows environment
Upward Compatibility for Previous LANDP and FBSS Applications: LANDP V6.0 provides the same LANDP and FBSS Common API allowing for upward compatibility of existing LANDP and FBSS applications. For limitations on FBSS, refer to the Limitations section.
Considerations for Migrating from DOS to OS/2 or Windows Environments: The Virtual DOS Machine (VDM) Relays provided by LANDP for the OS/2 and Windows platforms support the following migration scenarios:
Considerations for Migrating from DOS to Linux Environments: LANDP for Linux supports the following migration scenarios when DOS is running under DOSEMU:
Limitations: LANDP installation and customization are no longer supported on native DOS workstations, and are not available on Linux workstations. Installation, customization, and distribution of software for DOS and Linux workstations can be performed on OS/2 or Windows workstations.
LANDP for DOS servers are not supported in the Virtual DOS Machines of either OS/2, Windows or in the Linux DOS box. Support is only for LANDP Clients, and (on OS/2 and Windows only) 3270 emulators and 3287 emulators.
Other minor limitations apply when running LANDP applications designed for the DOS environment in either an OS/2 or Windows virtual DOS Machine or Linux DOS box. For details refer to the LANDP Introduction and Planning manual.
BookMaster® format of the LANDP manuals will no longer be provided. Softcopy manuals are provided in PDF format.
Limitations for LANDP V6.0 in the Windows Environment Only: FBSI support within a Windows VDM is limited to BIWP, LDA7 and BPP components only.
LANDP V6.0 in the Windows NT environment can co-exist in a workstation with CICS for Windows NT V2.0. Customers should be aware of considerations concerning log files because the two products use the same file manager. These considerations do not apply with CICS for Windows NT V4.0, in Transaction Server for Windows NT, V4.0, or with VisualAge CICS Enterprise Application Development in VisualAge COBOL Enterprise V2.2 (5639-B92) and VisualAge PL/I Enterprise V2.1 (5639-D65).
Limitations on Windows XP
Limitation on Usage of 9068-A01 and 9068-A03 Multipurpose Passport Printers
Performance Considerations: Application performance is dependent on LANDP LAN configuration and size, server location, and the number of concurrent requests to a single server. Hardware selection for server workstations, distribution of servers among workstations, and replication of servers must be considered to tune application performance.
The LANDP Servers and System Management manual and the LANDP Installation and Customization manual provide assistance with configuration parameters and tuning specific LANDP components.
The overall performance of LANDP V6.0 (Windows, OS/2 and DOS) will maintain that of LANDP V5.0.
Ignoring operating system differences, the overall performance of
migrated servers onto Linux in LANDP V6.0 will be slightly degraded when
compared against LANDP for OS/2. This performance degradation is due, in
part, to the mapping layer.
Licensing: LANDP V6.0 is Passport Advantage only and follows on from the licensing options introduced in LANDP V5.0 which provided for client/server environments where the client application is on a device that does not have LANDP components installed. A LANDP server is defined as any workstation which executes LANDP code, specifically the LANDP supervisor component (SPV.EXE). A LANDP registered user is defined as any workstation or device that does not execute the LANDP supervisor but from which a user has access to LANDP resources.
Customers migrating from a version of LANDP, prior to LANDP V5.0 without changing their system configuration, will continue with a LANDP server install license for each workstation.
The features in LANDP that may require this alternative are the enhanced support for Java applications and Windows Terminal Server support.
Java- or Windows Terminal Server-based solutions supporting clients that request LANDP services require a LANDP license, as a registered user, for each device from which client requests for LANDP services are made. A LANDP server install license is required on the server device.
For LANDP services or additional information, contact:
Technical support is available via:
There is an external news group on:
Fixes for LANDP products currently in service can now be downloaded over the Internet via the LANDP support page:
The Media Pack contains:
The Doc Pack contains:
Security, Auditability, and Control
Security and auditability features of LANDP V6.0 are provided by the following System Manager services:
Other features on LANDP V6.0 are the Electronic Journal and SNA session-level encryption for 3270 and 3287 emulation (on OS/2 and DOS only), RCMS, and Forwarding server.
LANDP V6.0 in the Windows environment writes to the Windows event log. Sign-on security is provided by the 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.
LANDP V6.0 is available only through Passport Advantage.
LANDP V6.0 is a client server product with two charge units: Server Install and Registered User. The quantity of LANDP Server Install or LANDP Registered User part numbers ordered should be determined as follows:
Existing customers who previously ordered through Passport Advantage and have a current maintenance agreement will be automatically shipped the new release of code.
Software Maintenance (defined as Software Subscription and Technical Support) is included with all licenses for a period of one or two years from the date of acquisition providing a streamlined way to stay current and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Software maintenance also provides access to current and future software versions and releases, and technical support during the support period.
There is automatic notification of Software Maintenance renewal at the end of your coverage period.
Enhanced technical support features included in Software maintenance:
Part Program Name/Description Number LANDP V6 MEDIA PK BA03XIE LANDP V6 DOC PK BA03YIE LANDP Server Install LIC/SW MAINT D5A81LL 1 ANNIV LANDP Server Install LIC/SW MAINT D5A82LL 2 ANNIV LANDP Server Install SW MAINT RNWL E1A83LL 1 ANNIV LANDP Server Install SW MAINT D5A84LL AFT LIC 1 ANNIV LANDP Registered User LIC/SW MAINT D5A89LL 1 ANNIV LANDP Registered User LIC/SW MAINT D5A8ALL 2 ANNIV LANDP Registered User SW MAINT E1A8BLL RNWL 1 ANNIV LANDP Registered User SW MAINT D5A8CLL AFT LIC 1 ANNIV
Passport Advantage Customer
Media Pack Entitlement Details
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
Entitled Maintenance Offerings Description LANDPUSER LANDP USER LANDPSRVR LANDP SERVER Media Packs Part Description Number LANDP V6 MEDIA PK BA03XIE LANDP V6 DOC PK BA03YIE
Terms and Conditions
Licensing: IPLA. Proofs of Entitlement 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.
Note: Program services for LANDP Version 5.0 are extended until September 30, 2002.
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.
Not applicable Passport Advantage
Passport Advantage: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized IBM Lotus® Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site:
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries. 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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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.