IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-249
September 23, 2003
IBM WebSphere Host Integration Solution for IBM iSeries product updates available
(Corrected on October 7, 2003)
Two headers changed to clarify Ordering information section.
At a glance
IBM Personal Communications for Windows V5.7
WebSphere Host On-Demand (HOD) V8
In one total software offering, the WebSphere® Host Integration Solution (HIS) can enable virtually every user to access your mission-critical business systems, independent of the platform or network environment.
WebSphere HIS for iSeries consists of IBM:
You can choose client and server software that best meets your needs, independent of the platform, network, connectivity, or host system.
WebSphere HIS for iSeries features:
WebSphere HIS for iSeries is ideal if you have or need:
WebSphere HIS for iSeries your complete answer to host access and network integration, is available from one company.
This Web-to-host offering addresses the full e-business cycle with industry-leading host access solutions and unmatched flexibility for the 5250 environment.
Integrated into the WebSphere solution platform (a comprehensive set of integrated e-business solutions), the WebSphere HIS for iSeries gives you a single point of contact, service, and support to best meet the needs of your network.
WebSphere HIS V4 contains the following programs:
IBM Personal Communications V5.7 for Windows
Personal Communications is a key communications client component of the WebSphere HIS for LAN, WAN, and remote access and connectivity, providing a security-rich technology bridge to the future.
Personal Communications for Windows V5.7:
WebSphere HOD V8
Get security-rich Web-to-host access and e-business application programming support with WebSphere HOD. Access TN5250 sessions from a Java-enabled browser. Standard desktop utilities, file transfer, host print, and a GUI can help maximize your productivity. WebSphere HOD requires no client installation or middle tier server, and it supports your choice of client and server platforms.
WebSphere HOD can now be run as a portlet within the WebSphere Portal family. Administrators can use the development wizard to create custom WebSphere HOD portlets with only the functions needed for specific users and groups. Preconfigured sample portlets are available for download either from:
WebSphere Host Publisher V4
This quick and easy program can implement e-business by helping to extend the reach of mission-critical applications to Web browser users and new WebSphere applications, requiring no changes to the existing applications. Extensive legacy application support combined with enterprise-class scalability, security, and availability make WebSphere Host Publisher the ideal solution for new Web-to-host deployments.
Host Publisher V4 is supported on WAS Advanced Edition (WAS AE) V4 and WSSD V4.0.3.
The WebSphere HIS for iSeries version of WSSD is a comprehensive integrated tool suite. Web developers get what they need to create, manage, and maintain dynamic Web applications that meet open technology standards.
Note: WebSphere HIS for iSeries V4 ships with WSSD V4.0.3 and V5. WSSD V4.0.3 does not include the Rational® ClearCase® LT code available in the standard version of WSSD AE V4.0.3.
WAS provides a high-performance, open, standards-based deployment environment for Java applications and components, including support for Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) technology. WAS combines the control and portability of server-side business applications and eXtensible Markup Language (XML) with the performance and manageability of Java technologies. Note: WebSphere HIS V4 ships with WAS V4 AE, WAS ND V5, and WAS ND V5 for iSeries.
IBM Communications Server
This security-rich, scalable, and reliable multiple-function and multiple-protocol gateway enables PCs to communicate with the iSeries.
You can choose applications based on business needs and not the network infrastructure.
The following are included in the WebSphere HIS for iSeries:
WebSphere HATS V4
The WebSphere HATS is a dynamic load-and-go solution for rejuvenating green-screen applications and delivery via HTML. Your legacy applications are given a Web-like GUI through the use of a rules-based transformation engine.
HATS for Multiplatform applications run on:
Note: Minor changes to the shipping versions and releases may occur as newer levels of the components are made available. Refer to the Host Integration Web site for updates to the shipping versions and releases.
HATS V4 is supported on WAS V5, WAS ND V5, WAS AE V4, WSSD V4.0.3, and WSSD V5. IBM recommends using HATS V4, including the latest fix packs, with WAS ND V5 and WSSD V5.
Customers already using WebSphere Development Studio Client can continue to do so with HATS in lieu of the WSSD component that ships with the HIS for iSeries.
The WebSphere HIS for iSeries offering includes services from the HIS Group to assist you with basic product installation and use. Services must be requested within 90 days of purchase of the WebSphere HIS for iSeries and completed within 150 days of purchase.
A range of installation, configuration, and skills transfer offerings helps you to realize a more successful implementation of the HIS for iSeries. Services entitlements are based on points associated with your HIS for iSeries sales transaction. Entitlements range from two days to five days. Refer to the following table for details.
Number of points Entitlement 1,000 -- 2,499 Not applicable 2,500 -- 4,999 2 days (16 hours) of remote assistance/consulting or one day on site 5,000 -- 9,999 3 days (24 hours) of remote assistance/consulting or two consecutive business days on site 10,000 and above 5 days (40 hours) of remote assistance/consulting or 3.5 consecutive business days (28 hours) on site
An IBM consultant will work with you to determine the most effective use of your services entitlement. If the requested scope of work is greater than the allotted hours, or if it requires customization beyond basic solution implementation, IBM services can work with you to create a customized billable service engagement with credit given for the entitled hours. To request implementation services assistance from the HIS group, contact your IBM software sales representative or send an e-mail to AIMHIT@us.ibm.com.
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Accessibility by people with disabilities
Refer to the individual component programs included in this software offering for details pertaining to the features supported for people with disabilities.
To survive in today's fast-moving marketplace, you must find ways to quickly, securely, and cost-effectively extend the reach of your critical business systems to remote employees, Business Partners, and customers.
The ability to support and effectively use the Web is paramount for competitive delivery of your company's goods, services, and information. Because the bulk of the world's business applications and data resides on host systems from IBM, integrating these systems with Web technology is vital. You must deliver connectivity and access to a variety of clients, networking technologies (TCP/IP, SNA, and SPX/IPX), operating systems (including OS/2®, AIX, and OS/400), and network types (intranets, extranets, Internet, and wireless). This solution is a total software offering that allows you to build this kind of networking infrastructure.
This solution is for companies that need or have:
Product information is available at the Offering Information Web site:
Through the Passport Advantage® Web site at:
Refer to the individual component programs included in this offering for specific hardware requirements.
The WebSphere® Host Publisher for iSeries, included in WebSphere HIS for iSeries, is not offered as a stand-alone product. Therefore, the hardware requirements are included below.
Host Publisher Server
Host Publisher V4 runs on any iSeries on which WAS is supported. Server model numbers and feature numbers are listed in the WebSphere for iSeries Documentation Center.
In addition, the following are required:
Refer to the individual component products included in this offering for specific software requirements.
The WebSphere Host Publisher for iSeries, included in WebSphere HIS for iSeries, is not offered as a stand-alone product. Requirements follow.
Host Publisher Server
Note: If you intend to use Host Publisher in a cloning environment, WAS AE is required.
The following software is also required:
Note: These products are included in 5769-SS1, 5769-JC1, 5769-JV1 for OS/400 V4 and 5722-SS1, 5722-JC1, 5722-JV1 for OS/400 V5. These are separately installed products which are included with OS/400.
Host Publisher Studio
One of the following operating systems is required:
Note: The installation path of Host Publisher Studio defaults to c:\HostPub. You may choose to install under a different directory, but the fully qualified path should not exceed 31 characters. If the length of the fully qualified path is greater than 31 characters, the Host Publisher batch files will fail.
Security, auditability, and control
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.
Licensed function Product Title Product group category Host Integration App Integration WebSphere Solution Intranet Middleware Other Host Integration App Integration WebSphere Solution Internet Middleware Other
The WebSphere HIS for iSeries is a software offering that has one charge unit for users (either registered or concurrent).
Passport Advantage supply
Part Program Name/Description number HIS Intranet (registered) for iSeries V4.0.0 Media Pack Multilingual (French, BM024ML Korean, Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish, Norwegian Bokmal, Portuguese Brazilian, German, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese -- Traditional, English U.S., Norwegian Nynorsk, Turkish, Dutch, Czech, Slovakian, Italian, Finnish, Polish) Apple Macintosh operating system, Windows 2000, Windows 95, AIX(R) V4, Windows XP, Solaris (Sun Microsystems), Windows Server 2003, OS/400 V5, Windows 98, Windows NT, Novell NetWare, AIX V5, Windows Me, HP-UX 11.x CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard V4.0.0 HIS Internet (concurrent) for iSeries V4.0.0 Media Pack Multilingual (French, BM020ML Korean, Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish, Norwegian Bokmal, Portuguese Brazilian, German, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese -- Traditional, English U.S., Norwegian Nynorsk, Turkish, Dutch, Czech, Slovakian, Italian, Finnish, Polish) Apple Macintosh operating system, Windows 2000, Windows 95, AIX V4, Windows XP, Solaris (Sun Microsystems), Windows Server 2003, OS/400 V5, Windows 98, Windows NT, Novell NetWare, AIX V5, Windows Me, HP-UX 11.x CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard V4.0.0
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.
HIS Intranet (registered) V4.0.0
Media packs Part description number WebSphere HIS Intranet for iSeries HIS Intranet (registered) BM024ML Multilingual (French, Korean, Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish, Norwegian Bokmal, Portuguese Brazilian, German, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese -- Traditional, English U.S., Norwegian Nynorsk, Turkish, Dutch, Czech, Slovakian, Italian, Finnish, Polish) Apple Macintosh operating system, Windows 2000, Windows 95, AIX V4, Windows XP, Solaris (Sun Microsystems), Windows Server 2003, OS/400 V5, Windows 98, Windows NT, Novell NetWare, AIX V5, Windows Me, HP-UX 11.x CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard HIS Internet for iSeries V4.0.0 HIS Internet for iSeries BM020ML Multilingual (French, Korean, Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish, Norwegian Bokmal, Portuguese Brazilian, German, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese -- Traditional, English U.S., Norwegian Nynorsk, Turkish, Dutch, Czech, Slovakian, Italian, Finnish, Polish) Apple Macintosh operating system, Windows 2000, Windows 95, AIX V4, Windows XP, Solaris (Sun Microsystems), Windows Server 2003, OS/400 V5, Windows 98, Windows NT, Novell NetWare, AIX V5, Windows Me, HP-UX 11.x CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard
WebSphere HIS for Intranet (registered) V3.1 iSeries
WebSphere HIS for Internet (concurrent) V3.1 iSeries
Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.
Terms and conditions
Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.
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.
The WebSphere HIS for iSeries, defined as the program, may only be used for 5250 emulation. The program is available based on two charging methods: registered users and concurrent users. Consult your PoE to determine which charging method applies to your license.
The registered version of the program consists of the following components:
The concurrent version of the program consists of the following components:
Except as modified herein, the use of the components will be governed by the license terms that accompany the components.
The program is available based on two charging methods: registered users and concurrent users. User access on connections made from the Internet or intranet must be based on the number of registered users. If determining the number of registered users is possible then the registered user method should be selected. If determining the number of registered users is not possible then the concurrent user method should be selected.
Connections (from either users or other applications) made to the program through other products that act as connection concentrators must be counted as program users and are subject to use-base charges based on the number of registered users or concurrent users.
A registered user is defined as a person who accesses and uses the program. A registered user is considered a distinct user. A registered user authorization is required for each distinct person that will access and use the program. A registered user license to the program entitles a distinct registered user to access and use the components of the program subject to the limitations under Component Restrictions below.
The program defines a concurrent user as any person who accesses and uses the program or a concurrent session or connection to an existing application from the program. Examples of sessions and connections would be the program connected to existing applications through TN5250 connections only. A concurrent user authorization is required for each user concurrently accessing and using the program. A concurrent user license to the program entitles any user to access and use the components of the program as long as the total number of users concurrently accessing and using the components at any one time does not exceed the total number of concurrent user authorizations you have acquired. Your use of the program components is subject to the limitations under Component Restrictions below.
IBM Communications Server
The license to the program entitles you to install and use no more than one copy of the Communications Server component for every 10 registered or concurrent user authorizations. For example, if you acquire use authorizations for 100 users, you may install and use up to 10 copies of the Communications Server in any combination (for instance, 10 copies of the IBM Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000, or five copies of Communications Server for Windows NT and Windows 2000 and five copies of Communications Server for AIX).
The program includes two configurations of WAS: WAS Advanced Edition (WAS AE) and WebSphere Application Server Express (Application Server Express), each on multiple platforms. Except as modified by this Agreement, your use of the WAS components will be governed by the license terms that accompany the WAS components. The license to the program entitles you to install and use one WAS instance on a machine with a single processor provided that you acquire 50 registered or concurrent user authorizations. You may use one additional WAS on one additional processor for each additional 100 registered or concurrent user authorizations that you acquire.
HIS registered or Total processors of WAS Concurrent license (either configuration) 1 to 49 0 50 to 149 1 150 to 249 2 250 to 349 3
For each WAS to which you are entitled, you are authorized to install and use each component of WAS on a machine with a single processor. Alternatively, you may install and use each WAS on a machine with multiple processors if you either:
In addition, this license entitles you to use the WAS components only to run Host Publisher, HATS, and HOD components of the program, to run objects created by these components, and to enable connections with these components to other applications and sources of data. This license does not for instance, entitle you to use the WAS components to run applications which do not require the Host Publisher, HATS, or HOD components of the program to operate. If you wish to use the WAS components without these restrictions, you must purchase separate authorizations to use the WAS components.
The license to the program:
The license to the program entitles you to install and use one license of the WSSD component when you acquire 50 registered or concurrent user authorizations. Thereafter, you are entitled to install and use one additional WSSD component for each additional 100 registered or concurrent user authorizations you acquire, up to a total of five licenses of the WSSD component. Your use of the WSSD component must be in conjunction with the Host Publisher, HATS, and HOD components of the program. Subject to these restrictions, you may use the WSSD component for any purpose. If you wish to use of WSSD without these restrictions, you must purchase additional WSSD licenses.
HIS registered or Concurrent license WSSD licenses 1 to 49 0 50 to 149 1 150 to 249 2 250 to 349 3 350 to 449 4 450 + 5
The program includes portions of DB2 Connect. You are authorized to install and use one copy of these components only in association with your licensed use of PCOMM in accordance with the terms of the license that accompanies PCOMM.
Trade-ins: A Passport Trade-in program is available and the following rules apply:
Program services: Refer to the individual component products included in the WebSphere HIS offering for information pertaining to the end of program services for specific components.
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 are provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organizations.
IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option that is available.
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 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:
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