IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-144
June 11, 2002

IBM Enterprise Information Portal for Multiplatforms V8.1 Boosts Performance and Expands Access to Critical Structured and Unstructured Information

 ENUS202-144.PDF (78KB)

(Corrected on October 14, 2002)

Changes made to the Overview, Software Requirements, Packaging, and Ordering Information sections.

At a Glance

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IBM Enterprise Information Portal V8.1 expands upon leading information integration technology, providing the following:

  • Performance enhancements
  • Enhanced workflow
  • Additional information mining functions — clustering (English), and information extraction and language identification
  • Expanded NLS support for multilingual information mining
  • New native Java API in addition to the JavaBeans
  • Improved platform support with the addition of AIX and Sun Solaris

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

IBM Enterprise Information Portal (EIP) V8.1 is designed to boost performance and expand access to critical structured and unstructured information across and beyond the enterprise. EIP provides leading search middleware, with advanced connector technology, to search across enterprise content managed in either IBM Content Manager repositories, FileNET's Panagon Image Services, or other content sources.

In addition, EIP connects to a multitude of other information sources, including IBM DB2® or other Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and Java™ Database Connectivity (JDBC) relational databases, file systems, Lotus® Domino™ databases, Web crawling, and more. EIP V8.1 also provides enhanced information mining with expanded language support and updated functions that lets customers with Intelligent Miner™ for Text (Windows NT® and AIX®) move forward.

IBM EIP V8.1 delivers the following:

  • Advanced Workflow enhancements leverage the power of IBM MQSeries® Workflow
  • Performance enhancements to speed up federated searches and transform processing to the end user
  • Enhanced System Administration client, with LDAP enablement for user authentication
  • Extended Search enhancements, providing access to more repositories including Microsoft™ Exchange Servers
  • New Web Crawling functions
  • New Information Mining functions — Information Extraction, Language Identification, and Clustering
  • Updated Content Connectors:
    • Enhanced Content Manager OnDemand connector supported on AIX and Sun Solaris
    • New Content Manager V8.1 connector supported on Sun Solaris
    • Updated Optional Content Connector for Panagon Image Services
    • New Information Mining Capabilities

Key Prerequisites

Supported Server Environments:

  • AIX, Windows NT, Windows® 2000, and Sun Solaris

Planned Availability Dates

  • September 30, 2002: Electronic Software Delivery (eSD)
  • October 14, 2002: Media Pack on CD-ROM

Description

Most enterprises are dealing with disparate islands of solutions or applications that manage data or digital content. Each of these solutions and applications provides users its own specific way to access information in system repositories. Each of these solutions and applications require training on their own syntax, semantics, and interfaces. Custom application development is often needed to aggregate information from these disparate sources and additional filtering is necessary to find the information that is relevant to users. Enterprise Information Portal (EIP) V8.1 is designed to solve these problems by providing an information integration framework for single-point access to structured and unstructured data in all heterogeneous systems of repositories across the enterprise.

The EIP provides an information integration framework which is open, extensible, and consistent across all servers. A federated connector is provided as the common interface for federated information integration applications. This open, extensible framework allows connectors to be easily constructed; these connectors are accessed by the federated connector to allow any data and digital content sources (including non-IBM products) to be accessed with common API's and components (for example, JavaBeans). This object-oriented framework is consistent: all native connectors interact with the federated connector and provide an application with a federated content view which is independent of the unique syntax and semantics of the various underlying repositories. Applications can be written to the federated connector as well as the following native connector interfaces:

  • Content Manager V8
  • Content Manager OnDemand V7
  • Content Manager V7
  • Content Manager for AS/400® V4.3, IBM eServer iSeries V5.1
  • Content Manager ImagePlus®/390 FAF V3.1, ImagePlus/390 ODM V3.1
  • Domino.Doc V3.0a, Desktop Enabler V3.0a
  • IBM Lotus Extended Search V3.7
  • DB2 UDB 7.1
  • JDBC 1.3
  • ODBC 3.0
  • DataJoiner® 2.1.1
  • Information Catalog, Visual Warehouse® V5.2, UDB 7.2
  • FileNET's Panagon Image Services

The published, modular connector architecture of EIP provides the interfaces for you to build additional connectors to legacy applications and other data sources. Since these connectors implement the same OO interface, writing an application to any one connector is very similar to any other connector.

EIP processes queries from federated users or applications as if the federated connector were a virtual information server. Queries to the federated interface will be broken into sub-queries and sent to backend servers where queries are well understood and can be processed efficiently. The query results will be returned from each backend server and combined into a single, aggregated result set for the user of EIP. In general, EIP Information Integration framework now has been extended to support the Sun Solaris platform, in addition to Windows NT and AIX platform. Except for the C++ interface support for ODBC connector on Windows NT platform, Java interface support is provided for all other connectors and services, for all three platforms — Windows NT, AIX, and Sun Solaris platforms. Some of the connectors have only the Java client interface through Remote Method Invocation (RMI).

Refer to the following EIP connector platform matrix table for details.

                      Windows             AIX             Sun
Connectors            C++/Java/ActiveX    C++/Java        C++/Java
 
CM V8                 Yes/Yes/No          Yes/Yes         No/Yes
CM V7, CM/390 V2.3    Yes/Yes/Yes         Yes/Yes         No/RMI only
IP/390 V3.1           Yes/Yes/Yes         No/RMI only     No/RMI only
CM/400 V4.3, V5.1     Yes/Yes/Yes         No/RMI only     No/RMI only
OD V7.1               Yes/Yes/Yes         Yes/Yes         No/Yes
OD/400 V4.5 and V5.1  Yes/Yes/Yes         Yes/Yes         No/Yes
OD/390 V2.1 and V7.1  Yes/Yes/Yes         Yes/Yes         No/Yes
ES V3.7               Yes/Yes/Yes         Yes/Yes         No/RMI only
Federated             Yes/Yes/Yes         Yes/Yes         No/Yes
DB2                   Yes/Yes/Yes         Yes/Yes         No/Yes
DataJoiner            Yes/Yes/Yes         Yes/Yes         No/Yes
ODBC                  Yes/No/Yes          No/No           No/No
JDBC                  No/Yes/No           No/Yes          No/Yes
Info Catalog V7       No/Yes/No           No/Yes          No/Yes
Domino.Doc V3.0       Yes/Yes/Yes         No/RMI only     No/RMI only
Panagon Image         No/Yes/No           No/RMI only     No/RMI only
 Services
Workflow Service      Yes/Yes/No          Yes/Yes         No/Yes
Information Mining    No/Yes/No           No/Yes          No/Yes
 Service
Crawler Service       No/Yes/No           No/Yes          No/Yes

In addition to the consistent and single-point access to the structured and unstructured data in all heterogeneous systems of repositories across the enterprise, the EIP framework provides add-on services, Advanced Workflow, Web Crawler, and Information Mining. Since these services are also part of the EIP federated information integration framework, they are available to all participating heterogeneous backend server repositories.

EIP Advanced Workflow Service

The EIP Advanced Workflow service allows all data and digital content of all heterogeneous repositories under the EIP framework to be able to participate in the federated workflow processes. The Advance Workflow Service is integrated with the IBM MQSeries Workflow engine and is also integrated with other IBM Content Manager capabilities surfaced in the Content Manager V8 e-Client (included in Content Manager V8.1).

  • Advanced Workflow provides decision points to automate decision making based on user interactions or user or system-defined data containers (workflow variables).
  • Flexible routing supports predefined serial and/or parallel flows, with sub-processes for iterative tasks callable by multiple workflows.
  • Workflow can allow collection point waiting for arrival of external events before advancing. A work node can be defined as User Exit to run a server exit program.
  • A graphical workflow builder is provided to easily define the EIP advanced workflow processes across the enterprise.

EIP Web Crawler Service

The EIP Web Crawler service can crawl content in an intranet, extranet, or Internet Web, in Lotus Notes® databases natively or via Domino, in local file systems, and in FTP collections. The user can specify a seed or multiple seeds to be crawled. Starting from the seed, the crawler will follow links to collect and mine all crawled content, and save them in an object cache and metadata repository. This collection of crawled content can be processed by the EIP Information Mining Service to extract useful information, or to be used in search or any other applications.

  • Web Crawler is provided to access HTTP, FTP, and file servers.
  • A new Web Crawler for Notes™ is also provided to access Notes databases.
  • EIP Crawler provides HTML, XML, Java, ZIP, and Inso Summarizer, and the default Copy+RDF Summarizers (or Miners) to process the crawled content. Summarizer can produce a copy of the crawled content and a metadata file in XML or RDF for further use, for example, EIP Information Mining Service. Customers can provide their own Summarizer/Miners to handle files of special content type for special processing.
  • Over 200 types of content are supported, for example HTML, Notes attachments, and multimedia content.
  • For a large crawl space, EIP V8 Crawler can specify DB2 database to be used to contain the pool of to-be-crawled URLs, instead of in the memory pool.
  • A number of crawlers and miners can be specified in a configuration file to run multiple crawlers and multiple miners at the same time.
  • Many other features can be controlled by the crawler configuration file such as the include/exclude patterns for setting the crawl scope, the depth of links to be crawled, protocols used for crawling, since date/time to be crawled, and many others.
  • The logging feature of crawler allows you to control what gets logged, where it is logged to, and how it is formatted. Logging is useful for network/Web/crawl/mining accounting, communicating with other applications, and other analysis applications such as detecting broken links.

EIP Information Mining Service

EIP framework provides the Information Mining Service to extract and access valuable information from all text documents that can be gathered via EIP Federated Search or the EIP Web Crawler.

  • The EIP Information Mining Service provides the knowledge discovery on the document level to identify and extract information from single documents and store this information as meta data such as categorization, summarization, information extraction, and language identification for each text document.
  • The Information Mining Service can be used to detect common features on the collection level for clustering document collections, categorization training, and taxonomy maintenance and evaluation. A Web-based, graphical Information Structuring Tool is provided to support creation and maintenance of catalogs and taxonomies used for categorization.
  • In addition, EIP Information Mining service can provide an advanced search function to retrieve documents based on searching the extracted meta data information as well as the text content and/or attributes.

EIP is an excellent way to "modernize" legacy applications when development costs are too high to improve or to move into an e-business environment. The connector interface can be implemented to expose relevant functions and be plugged into the EIP framework to inherit all EIP functions and services, as well as to provide Web access to valuable existing content.

EIP Object-Oriented Development Toolkit

IBM EIP V8 information integration framework provides a rich application development toolkit. This includes object-oriented APIs in Java, C++, and ActiveX, and a component toolkit for rapid application development:

  • JavaBeans (visual and non-visual) are included in the toolkit. Servlets or Java Server Pages (JSPs) can be written to use these components.
  • ActiveX components allow automation-based applications. Active Server Pages (ASPs) can be written to handle browser applications.

With the complete object-oriented toolkit, powerful end-user applications, system administration applications, workflow and mining applications can be easily and efficiently developed to fully exploit the power and flexibility of IBM EIP infrastructure as federated or native (non-federated) desktop, client/server, or Web applications.

EIP System Administration

The EIP V8 System Administration function has been extended to provide:

  • LDAP support (IBM SecureWay® Policy Director and Microsoft Active Directory) with Single Sign-On capability.
  • Administration domain support — EIP supports the creation of multiple administrative domains exclusive to a group of users. Each domain has one or more administrators to manage user access within that domain. Administrative domains streamline and distribute the user management in a business environment with a large user base divided among many domains. A division and safe guard is thus ensured among different administration domains across the enterprise.
  • EIP system administration API in Java to allow customers to extend the functions of EIP system administration client or to build specialized administration client application.
  • A new EIP wizard is provided to easily guide users through the process of defining EIP federated schema and search templates.
  • EIP database used for system administration and federation can be installed in Windows NT, AIX, or Sun Solaris platforms.

New Features in EIP Advanced Workflow

The Advance Workflow Service is integrated with the IBM MQSeries Workflow engine and is also integrated with other IBM Content Manager capabilities surfaced in the Content Manager V8 e-Client.

  • C++ API on Windows and AIX
  • Decision points
  • Collection points
  • Sub-workflow
  • Data container support
  • Improved user interface of Workflow builder

New Features in Crawler

Web Crawler now can handle file server, FTP protocol. A new Web Crawler for Notes is also provided. With these crawlers, intranet, extranet, or Internet Web, Lotus Notes databases natively or via Domino, local file systems, and FTP collections can be crawled. DB2 can be used to contain the pool of to-be-crawled URLs in addition to memory pool. In addition to HTML Summarizer, new summarizers like XML, Java, ZIP, Inso, and Copy+RDF Summarizers are provided to process the crawled content. Customers can provide their own Summarizers to handle files of special content type for special processing.

New platforms: AIX and Solaris

New Features in Information Mining

  • New Information Mining Functions:
    • Language identification
    • Information extraction
    • Clustering
  • Information Structuring Tool (IST) for taxonomy maintenance — provides capability to evaluate the quality of a categorization model
  • Java Service API
    • Makes mining, search, and operations on meta data store available at a lower level than the JavaBeans
    • Retrieve documents based on meta data created by information mining
    • Can work in a distributed environment (based on RMI)
  • Additional language support for mining tools
  • New platforms: AIX and Solaris

New Features in IBM Lotus Extended Search V3.7

Extended Search V3.7 includes many enhancements that address requests from a number of customers. The following summary highlights enhancements that have been made to the product since the release of V3.0.

  • Extensive testing shows that thousands of data sources can be searched simultaneously with impressive response times. The enhancements made to system performance and scalability offer an enterprise-wide solution to large corporations experiencing information overload problems.
  • You can now install the product on Windows NT, Windows 2000, IBM AIX, and Sun Solaris platforms. If you set up multiple Extended Search servers, you can mix topologies to meet the needs of your system environment.
  • Although the product has long provided national language support, it has now been translated and is available in 21 languages.
  • New wizards enable you to easily set up your Extended Search search domain. The wizards facilitate the following tasks:
    • Creating mapped fields
    • Defining data source parameters to influence data source behavior
    • Designing hit lists
    • Importing previously exported data sources and applications
    • Exporting data sources, applications, and the configuration database
  • There are new predefined links for Microsoft Exchange 2000, Microsoft Access 97 and 2000, and Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and 2000. Other links have been enhanced. To facilitate troubleshooting, error messages have been enhanced and event logging has been centralized. Using the Administration applet, administrators can enable logging for specific Extended Search servers and view, print, or prune the event log, as necessary. If critical problems arise, support is also provided for enabling tracing on a component basis.
  • In the past, you could export selected data sources through the Administration applet. You can now selectively export one or more applications.
  • The default installation sets up an RMI server to handle database communications. If you plan to use Extended Search with IBM WebSphere® Application Server, you can optionally deploy the Extended Search Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) interface instead of using RMI. Note that to take advantage of the EJB environment, you must install the advanced edition of WebSphere Application Server, which in turn requires either the enterprise or workgroup edition of DB2.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone

Trademarks

 
Intelligent Miner, iSeries, and e-business logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2, AIX, MQSeries, AS/400, ImagePlus, DataJoiner, Visual Warehouse, SecureWay, and WebSphere are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Domino and Notes are trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Lotus and Lotus Notes are registered trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
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

The following hardcopy publications can be ordered, after general availability, through the Publication Notification System (PNS) Web site at:

                                                            Order
Title                                                       Number
 
Planning and Installing Enterprise                          GC27-1345
 Information Portal
Enterprise Information Portal
 Installation Reference Card

The following softcopy publications are included with the product:

  • Planning and Installing Enterprise Information Portal
  • Managing Enterprise Information Portal
  • Workstation Application Programming Guide
  • Messages and Codes

The following softcopy publications are included with Content Connector for Panagon Image Services media pack:

  • Installing Panagon Image Services Portal
  • Managing Enterprise Information Portal

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

The exact configuration you need to support your environment with satisfactory response time will vary depending on the size of the objects you are working with and other factors. Individual display response times vary depending on workstation speed, memory, size of objects, and network and server workload. Minimum recommended configurations listed below need to be evaluated and adjusted according to your unique requirements. Disk space recommendations below are for the Enterprise Information Portal (EIP) product installation and working space only. The actual hard disk required varies, depending on your installation. The most current and complete information on hardware and software requirements for IBM EIP, including additional server descriptions, is available in the support section at:

Intel®-based Machines

Desktop Client

  • Minimum 200 MHz processor, 400 MHz recommended
  • Minimum RAM 128 MB, 256 MB recommended
  • 100 MB swap space
  • 210 MB install space
  • 30 MB temp space

Server

  • Minimum 600 MHz processor, 800 MHz recommended
  • Minimum RAM 512 MB, 1024 MB recommended
  • 1 GB swap space
  • 400 MB install space
  • 10 MB temp space

    Note: Faster or multiple processors may be required depending on load.

Development Environment

  • Minimum 300 MHz processor, 500 MHz recommended
  • Minimum RAM 128 MB, 256 MB recommended
  • 120 MB swap space
  • 290 MB install space
  • 10 MB temp space

Other requirements

  • Mouse
  • CD-ROM (for installation only)
  • Network Adapter
  • SVGA 800 x 600 256 colors, for clients: 1024 x 760 65536 or 24-bit true colors is recommended
  • Information Center requires 150 MB disk space

AIX®

  • IBM RS/6000®
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB for installed product and data storage, depending on workload
  • VGA (256-color mode)
  • CD-ROM drive (for installation only)
  • Network adapter (if you install components on multiple workstations)
  • Information Center requires 300 MB disk space

RMI Server

  • Windows® platforms
    • Minimum Intel Pentium® II 500
    • Minimum 256 MB RAM, 512 MB recommended
    • 250 MB swap space
    • 100 MB install space
    • 10 MB temporary space per user
    • Total: 350 MB install space and 10 MB unused disk space per user
  • AIX and Sun Solaris
    • Minimum 300 MHz IBM RS/6000 or equivalent, 600 MHz IBM RS/6000 or equivalent recommended. Consider using a faster processor, or multiple processors, depending on workload.
    • 100 MB install space.
    • 50 MB temporary space per user.
    • Total: 150 MB unused disk space per user.
  • Sun Solaris
    • Sun Enterprise 250 or better
    • 1 GB RAM
    • 4 GB for installed product and data storage, depending on workload
    • VGA 256-color mode
    • CD-ROM or DVD (for installation only)

Software Requirements

Windows Platforms

  • Operating systems
    • Windows NT® 4.0 server, service pack 6
    • Windows 2000 server
    • Windows XP
    • DB2® UDB V7.2 with the latest fix packs (DB2 UDB V7.2 for Windows, AIX, and Sun Solaris included in EIP package with limited use license)
  • Optional Windows EIP component software which may be required to support your environment(s):
    • DB2 Application Development
    • WebSphere® Application Server V4.0.3 (Advanced Single Server Edition for Windows, AIX, and Sun Solaris included in the EIP package with a limited use license)
    • JDK 1.3 with latest fix pack
    • Java™ Database Connect (JDBC) driver 1.3 (Java only)
    • ODBC 3.0 (C++ only)
    • DataJoiner® 2.1.1
    • Microsoft Visual C++ required by Information Mining
    • Workflow
      • MQSeries® Version 5.2 Server (MQSeries V5.2 for Windows, AIX, and Sun Solaris included in the EIP package with a limited use license)
      • MQSeries Workflow Version 3.3.2 (MQSeries Workflow 3.3.2 for Windows, AIX, and Sun Solaris included in the EIP package with a limited use license)

AIX Platforms

  • Operating systems
    • AIX 4.3.3 and the latest fix pack (must include TCP/IP and Unicode converter) or AIX 5.1.
    • DB2 UDB Version 7.2 and the latest fix pack.
    • TCP/IP (except stand-alone topology).
  • Optional AIX EIP component software which may be required to support your environment(s):
    • DB2 Application Development client
    • JDK 1.3 with latest fix pack
    • JDBC driver Version 1.3 with fix pack
    • ODBC Version 3.0 (C++ only)
    • DataJoiner Version 2.1.1
    • C, C++ compiler; IBM VisualAge® Version 6, or later. The text search and image search clients require C/C++ bmcxx 3.6.6.1, or later.
    • Workflow
      • MQSeries Version 5.2 Server
      • MQSeries Workflow Version 3.3.2
    • WebSphere Application Server Version 4.0.3 (Advanced Single Server Edition for Windows, AIX, and Sun Solaris included in the EIP package with a limited use license)

RMI Server

  • Operating systems
    • Windows NT with Service Pack 6, or later
    • Windows 2000
    • AIX 4.3.3

Sun Solaris

  • Sun Solaris server
    • Operating system: Sun Solaris Version 2.8 with patch level SubOS hostname 5.8 Generic_108528-08, or later
    • TCP/IP
    • DB2 UDB V7.2 with the latest fix pack
    • JDK 1.3 with latest fix pack
    • JDBC driver Version 1.3 (Java only)
  • Optional Sun Solaris EIP component software which may be required to support your environment(s):
    • Sun Forte C and C++ Enterprise Edition 6 update 1
    • ODBC Version 3.0 (C++ only)
    • Datajoiner Version 2.1.1
    • Java Developers Kit/Java Runtime Environment Version 1.3.1.2 (IBM version)
    • Java Plug-ins Version 1.3.1
    • WebSphere Application Server Version 4.0.3 (Advanced Single Server Edition for Windows, AIX, and Sun Solaris included in the EIP package with a limited use license)
    • Workflow
      • MQSeries Version 5.2 Server
      • MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2.2, or later

Planning Information

Packaging

IBM EIP for Multiplatforms V8.1 contains the following:

  • IBM EIP for Multiplatforms V8.1 product deliverables
    • 16 CD-ROMs for EIP
    • 2 CD-ROMs for IBM Directory
    • 10 CD-ROMs for DB2 EE
    • 6 CD-ROMs for DB2 EE DBCS
    • 4 CD-ROMs for WebSphere Application Server
    • 4 CD-ROMs for MQSeries
    • 4 CD-ROMs for MQSeries Workflow
    • Hardcopy Publications
      • Planning and Installing Enterprise Information Portal
      • Reference Card
    • Softcopy Publications
      • IBM EIP Publications (set)
  • 1 CD-ROM for Content Connector for Panagon Image Services

This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, Auditability, and Control

IBM Enterprise Information Portal for Multiplatforms V8 uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

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

Charge Structure: Per Processor, plus Optional Per Server Feature

Your license to the program entitles you to install the program on a single server running a single processor. If you wish to install the program on a multiprocessor server you must acquire additional Proof of Entitlements (PoEs) for each additional processor on the server. If you wish to install any of the following components of the program on additional servers, you must acquire additional PoEs for each processor on each server where any of the following components are installed:

IBM EIP V8.1 is a modular product. In customer configurations, individual components of IBM EIP V8.1 can be distributed and installed on separate individual machines. When ordering PoEs to license the use of IBM EIP V8.1, there are key factors that must be considered.

Different components of IBM EIP V8.1 software can be installed on separate machines. IBM EIP licensing requires PoEs for the total number of processors on all servers where core components are installed and run.

There are four core components of IBM EIP that require separate licensing whenever deployed in different machines. These components can be run under one EIP license if run in the same machine. Once deployed in different machines, each component must be considered an EIP license under the EIP licensing terms. The four IBM EIP V8.1 components that require licensing under these conditions are:

  • Administration Component
  • IBM Lotus® Extended Search Component
  • Information Mining Component (including Web Crawler)
  • Workflow Component

The IBM EIP V8.1 Administration Component is defined as the IBM EIP base function required for running EIP applications. Customers must minimally acquire PoEs for the number of processors where the IBM EIP Administration Component, as defined below, is installed.

Examples of components that may, in certain circumstances, be installed without additional PoEs include IBM EIP V8.1 Connector Components and the IBM EIP V8.1 Toolkit. The IBM EIP V8.1 Connector Components may be installed on any server or client within the configuration without additional PoEs, as long as the Administration Component is licensed and installed on at least one machine. (An exception to this rule is the Panagon Image Services Connector which requires a separate license.) The IBM EIP Toolkit may also be installed for use by application developers without additional PoEs, as long as the Administration Component is licensed and installed on at least one machine.

For example, a customer may install the IBM EIP V8.1 Administration and Information Mining Components on one server, individual Connectors on separate servers, and the IBM EIP V8.1 Toolkit on another server for application development. In this case, the customer must only acquire PoEs for the number of processors on the server where the Administration and Information Mining Components are installed.

But in some configurations, for example those that do not require federated search capabilities, the Administration Database may not be required and need not be installed. In these cases, the Administration Component must still be licensed, but it is defined as the minimal set of EIP software that must be installed to run your application. For example, the minimal required code might be a single instance of a Connector or an RMI server without an Administration Database. In these configurations, licensing of the Administration Component means obtaining PoEs for each processor on the server or client where that minimal set of software is installed.

For example, a simple application using IBM EIP V8.1 to access a single instance of Panagon Image Services Connector might only require the installation of the IBM EIP V8.1 Panagon Image Services Connector to run (no Administration Database). In this case, the minimal set of software required would be a single instance of the connector. Therefore, in this case licensing of the Administration Component means obtaining PoEs for the number of processors on one of the servers or clients where the IBM EIP V8.1 Panagon Image Services Connector is installed as well as a server license for the Panagon Image Services Connector.

Limited-Use DB2 UDB Components: The program includes portions of DB2 Universal Database®. You are authorized to install and use these components only in association with your licensed use of the IBM EIP program for the storage and management of data used or generated by the program, and not for other data management purposes. For example, this license does not include inbound connections to the database from other applications for queries or report generation. You are authorized to install and use these components only with and on the same licensed processor(s) as the program.

Limited-Use WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Standard Edition: The program is accompanied by a copy of WAS, Standard Edition. For each program server PoE, you are entitled to install and use, from the media provided with the program, one copy of each of the WAS components required to support your licensed use of the program. Your use of the WAS components is limited to use in support of your licensed use of the program, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the license agreement (except as limited in this paragraph) which accompanies WAS. The WAS components may not be used for any other purpose.

Limited-Use IBM MQSeries Base and IBM MQSeries Workflow: You may use MQSeries Base and MQSeries Workflow run-time components only in support of your licensed use of the program. For each program server PoE, you are entitled to install, from the media provided with the program, the MQSeries Base and MQSeries Workflow run-time components required to support your licensed use of the program. You are authorized to install these MQSeries components only on the same number of licensed processor(s) as the program. The MQSeries Base and MQSeries Workflow programs may not be used for any other purpose.

Limited-Use IBM Lotus Extended Search: You may use the Lotus Extended Search component only in support of your licensed use of the program. For each program server PoE, you are entitled to install, from the media provided with the program, the Lotus Extended Search component required to support your licensed use of the program. You are authorized to install the Lotus Extended Search components only on the same number of licensed processors as the program. The Lotus Extended Search program may not be used for any other purpose.

To enhance the value of its information mining capabilities, EIP provides the filters and the code modules that implement these functions on an as is basis without warranty or support of any kind.

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  • You should order the appropriate number of License and Maintenance (1-Year or 2-Year) authorizations that meet your requirements.
  • Media packs must be ordered separately from program licensing to receive shipment of the appropriate program media.
  • If you are currently licensed for EIP V8.1, your active Software Subscription or Maintenance entitles you to the new EIP V8.1. If you do not receive an automatic shipment of EIP V8.1, you may call the Passport Advantage Maintenance/Subscription center and request shipment of the EIP V8.1 media pack.
  • If you are currently licensed for EIP V7.1 or prior, and you are not on active Software Subscription or Maintenance, you may purchase Maintenance After License on EIP to become eligible or entitled to request the new EIP V8.1 media pack.
  • If you are currently licensed for EIP, and on active Software Subscription or Maintenance, when your Subscription or Maintenance expires, you should order Maintenance Renewal to remain on active Maintenance (Subscription).
  • You should order the appropriate number of server licenses for IBM Content Connector for Panagon Image Services to meet your requirements.
    • One server License and Software Maintenance: Each license for the Content Connector for Panagon Image Services program entitles you to install the program on any combination of servers and clients as required to access a single Panagon Image Services Server that is configured for access through the EIP Administration Component. You must acquire an additional license for each additional Panagon Image Services Server that is configured for access through the EIP Administration Component.

Program Name/                                               Part
Description                                                 Number
 
IBM Enterprise Information Portal                           BF00HML
 for Multiplatforms V8.1 Media Pack
 Multilingual
 
Content Connector for Panagon Image                         BF00LML
  Services Media Pack Multilingual

IBM EIP for Multiplatforms V8 is available through the IBM Passport Advantage Program, electronic Software Delivery (eSD).

Program Name/                                               Part
Description                                                 Number
 
Enterprise Information Portal                               D5BW8LL
 Processor LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV
Enterprise Information Portal                               D5BW9LL
 
 Processor LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV
Enterprise Information Portal                               E1BWCLL
 Processor SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV
Enterprise Information Portal                               D5BWDLL
 Processor SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV
 
Enterprise Information Portal Proc                          D5BWALL
 fr EIP Clt Kit Proc
 TRD/LIC/SWMAINT 1
 
Content Conn for Panagon IS Server                          D50M3LL
 LIC/SW MAINT  1 ANNIV
Content Conn for Panagon IS Server                          D50M4LL
 LIC/SW MAINT  2 ANNIV
Content Conn for Panagon IS Server                          E0057LL
 SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV
Content Conn for Panagon IS Server                          D50M5LL
 SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV

Passport Advantage Customer: Media Pack Entitlement Details

Customers with active Maintenance or Subscription for EIP Processor and Content Connector for Panagon Image Server are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack. IM4T Server and additional CPU are entitled one EIP Processor license and to the EIP V8.1 media pack.

Media Packs                                                 Part
Description                                                 Number
 
Enterprise Information                                      BF00HML
 Portal for Multiplatforms
 V8.1 Media Pack Multilingual
 
Content Connector for                                       BF00LML
 Panagon Image Services
 Media Pack Multilingual

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License Information Form Number

  • L-HARU-55APQL (EIP V8.1)
  • L-HARU-4Y9LW8 (Content Connector for Panagon Image Services)

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until October 14, 2004

Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes and through the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes Software Maintenance with each program acquired during the coverage period. Coverage period means the period commencing on the date you acquire the program up to the first or second Anniversary Date, depending on whether you acquired coverage for one or two anniversaries. The coverage period for Software Maintenance acquired in the two months preceding an Anniversary Date will be extended to the next applicable Anniversary Date.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect: IBM provides you assistance for your (1) routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and (2) 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, every day of the year. For further details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at:

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for (1) the design and development of applications, (2) your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or (3) failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit the Passport Advantage Web site at:

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

iSeries Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: Yes

Educational Allowance Available: Not applicable

Prices

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:

Variable Charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed above, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at:

Use the Select a Country Menu, to find a contact in your location (or country).

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