IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-247
September 24, 2002

Macromedia ColdFusion MX for IBM WebSphere Application Server Merges Power and Productivity For Your Business

 ENUS202-247.PDF (24KB)

(Corrected on February 6, 2003)

POWER/3 for AIX was included in the Key Prerequisites section. Corrections were also made to clarify Hardware and Software Requirements under the Technical Information section.

At a Glance

Macromedia ColdFusion MX for WebSphere Application Server offers the following benefits:

  • Run ColdFusion applications to leverage the reliability and performance of the Java platform. Applications benefit from dynamic load balancing, automatic failover, and high-performance database connectivity.
  • Flexibly deploy applications to leading operating systems and on industry-leading operating systems and application servers including Windows, Linux, and Solaris.
  • Use the Web-based ColdFusion MX administration console to quickly configure servers, schedule tasks, monitor performance, and analyze server logs.
  • Easily archive or deploy entire applications with powerful Application Deployment Services.
  • Increase site responsiveness and availability by leveraging the proven performance and reliability of the Java platform.
  • Upgrade your existing servers quickly by following the complete migration guide and by identifying any potential issues up front with the Code Compatibility Analyzer.
  • Experience the power of Java, without the learning curve. ColdFusion MX combines the power of the Java platform with the ease of use of ColdFusion.

Overview

Macromedia ColdFusion MX for WebSphere® Application Server includes IBM support. Support subscription and volume discounts are included with the IBM Passport Advantage licensing.

Macromedia ColdFusion MX for WebSphere Application Server lets you add ColdFusion server scripting capabilities to your WebSphere environment. As a result, you can optimize your development teams and extend your business. In addition, ColdFusion MX for WebSphere lets existing users of ColdFusion make their applications run faster by deploying them on WebSphere's high-performance infrastructure, taking advantage of features such as:

  • Java™ Runtime Environment
  • Database connectivity
  • Database connection pooling
  • Cloning for vertical and horizontal scaling

WebSphere allows ColdFusion applications to access standards-based Web services engine, security, and Enterprise Java Beans.

The products in this announcement are available as a part of the IBM Developer Sales Channel Software Remarketing program. Product information has been provided by the program supplier, Macromedia.

Key Prerequisites

Windows®

  • Intel® Pentium® III 500 MHz processor or faster
  • 384 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • 175 MB hard disk space

Linux

  • Intel Pentium III 500 MHz processor or faster
  • 384 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • 175 MB hard disk space

UNIX®

  • SPARC 440 MHz or faster for Solaris
  • 384 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • 175 MB hard disk space
  • POWER/3 for AIX

Planned Availability Dates

  • September 24, 2002: Electronic Availability
  • September 27, 2002: General Availability

Description

ColdFusion MX introduces an innovative new architecture to the ColdFusion environment that merges the ease of use and productivity of ColdFusion with the power of the J2EE and .NET platforms. Now, developers get the benefit of these emerging infrastructure standards without the associated complexity.

Built on a completely standards-based infrastructure, ColdFusion MX Server runs on the WebSphere Application Server which provides the following:

  • Runtime services for ColdFusion applications, including high-performance connectivity to databases
  • Internet protocols
  • A standards-based Web services engine
  • Resource management features:
    • Database connection pooling
    • Thread management
    • Security

The innovative architecture of ColdFusion MX affords customers much greater flexibility in deploying ColdFusion applications and integrating them with the rest of the enterprise infrastructure.

Trademarks

 
WebSphere is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering Information

Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The following manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form.

  • Installing ColdFusion MX
  • CFML Quick Reference
  • Migrating ColdFusion 5 Applications
  • Administering ColdFusion MX
  • Getting Started Building ColdFusion MX Applications
  • Developing ColdFusion MX Applications with ActionScript
  • ColdFusion MX Advanced Administration
  • ColdFusion Markup Language Reference

The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable material.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

Windows®

  • Intel® Pentium® III 500 MHz processor or faster
  • 384 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • 175 MB hard disk space

Linux

  • Intel Pentium III 500 MHz processor or faster
  • 384 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • 175 MB hard disk space

UNIX®

  • SPARC 440 MHz or faster for Solaris
  • 384 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • 175 MB hard disk space
  • POWER/3 for AIX

Software Requirements

Windows

  • For WebSphere® Application Server V4: Windows NT® Server with Fixpack SP6a, or later, Windows 2000 Server with Fixpack SP2®, or later, or Windows 2000 with Fixpack SP2, or later
  • For WebSphere Application Server V4: Windows NT Server with Fixpack SP6a or later, Windows 2000 Server with Fixpack SP3 or later

Linux

  • For WebSphere Application Server V4: Red Hat Linux (x86) 6.2 - 7.3, or SuSE Linux 7.2, 7.3
  • For WebSphere Application Server V5: Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1, or SuSE Linux 7.3

UNIX

  • For WebSphere Application Server V4 or V5: Solaris 7 or 8 with Maintenance level of 10/2001, or later
  • AIX 5L V5.1

WebSphere Application Server

  • WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition Single Server V4.0.3
  • WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition V4.0.3
  • WebSphere V5.0
  • WebSphere for Developers V5.0
  • WebSphere for Network Deployment V5.0

Planning Information

Packaging: CD-ROM, PPA Media Pack Pointer Sheet, License Information Booklet, Installing ColdFusion MX, Quick Reference Guide, Training Flyer, Coldfusion Developers Journal card, Registration Incentive card, Registration card.

Security, Auditability, and Control

Macromedia ColdFusion MX for WebSphere Application Server uses the security and auditability features of the operation system

Security and auditability features of the Macromedia Coldfusion MX for WebSphere Application Server are:

  • Secure Sockets Layer

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

Macromedia ColdFusion MX for WebSphere Application Server is an application server product which has one charge unit per processor.

Passport Advantage

                                   Part
Description                        Number
 
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           BA07ENA
 for WebSphere
 Application Server
 Media Package English
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           BA07EFR
 for WebSphere Application
 Server Media Package French
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           BA07EDE
 for WebSphere
 Application Server
 Media Package German
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           BA07EJA
 for WebSphere
 Application Server
 Media Package Japanese
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           BA07FNA
 for WebSphere
 Application Server
 Documentation Package
 English
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           BA07FFR
 for WebSphere
 Application Server
 Documentation Package
 French
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           BA07FDE
 for WebSphere
 Application Server
 Documentation Package
 German
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           BA07FJA
 for WebSphere
 Application Server
 Documentation Package
 Japanese
 
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           D51JDLL
 per processor
 LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           D51JELL
 per processor
 LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           E00HCLL
 per processor
 SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           D51JFLL
 per processor
 SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. 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.

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

License Information Form Number: Refer to the License Information included with the product.

Limited Warranty: Yes

Program Services: Available until September 24, 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): Yes, contact your IBM representative.

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

Usage Restriction Applies: Yes

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

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under 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: No

Prices

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized Lotus® Business Partner.

                                   Part
Description                        Number
 
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           BA07ENA
 for WebSphere Application
 
 Server-English
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           BA07EFR
 for WebSphere Application
 Server-French
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           BA07EDE
 for WebSphere Application
 Server-German
Macromedia ColdFusion MX           BA07EJA
 for WebSphere Application
 Server-Japan

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:

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at:

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.