IBM Express Runtime V2.1, designed for Business Partners, delivers integrated market-leading IBM middleware

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-051
March 1, 2005

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information  
 
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At a glance

IBM Express Runtime V2.1 is an offering designed specifically for Business Partners who wish to deliver a total solution to their customers. Express Runtime is delivered via Passport Advantage or OEM agreement. IBM Express Runtime provides the basic middleware infrastructure required to deliver Business Partner mid-market applications. Express Runtime contains market-leading, standards-based middleware products from IBM:

  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Express Edition satisfying relational database needs
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server — Express satisfying the need for a robust application server
  • IBM HTTP Server and associated plug-ins to enable rapid set-up of a secure Web environment

 
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Overview

IBM Express Runtime V2.1 is designed for Business Partners serving mid-market customers, delivered via Passport Advantage® or OEM agreement, as an integrated application runtime. Express Runtime consists of market-leading, integrated IBM middleware — delivered via one install, one license, and one point of contact for support. Application development tools, solution assembly tools, and deployment tools are provided to enable Business Partners to develop and deploy their business applications with the Express Runtime components. End-user customers needing this type of middleware to run applications might also take advantage of the capabilities of Express Runtime.

Experience the following benefits from Express Runtime V2.1:

  • Mid-market focus: Express certified and built with IBM middleware: WebSphere® Application Server — Express, DB2 Universal Database® Express Edition and IBM HTTP Server.
  • Rapid return on investment: Competitive price; significantly reduced deployment costs.
  • Ease of use: Proven IBM database, a Web server, and an application server — in one convenient package.
  • Ease of deployment: Pre-integrated and pre-configured, automated deployment, full integration of applications, remote install and configuration.
  • Ease of administration: Integrated administration via browser interface, remote access for administration.
  • Ease of doing business: Simplified approach to leveraging the IBM middleware portfolio via one product, one license, one contract, upgrade and support structure; flexible pricing and licensing.

 
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Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • March 18, 2005: Electronic software delivery
  • April 1, 2005: Media and documentation

 
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Description

IBM Express Runtime V2.1 is delivered via Passport Advantage or OEM agreement as an integrated application runtime. Express Runtime consists of integrated IBM middleware — delivered via one install, one license, and one point of contact for support. Application development tools, solution assembly tools, and deployment tools are provided to the Business Partner to develop and deploy their application. Express Runtime is built on a J2EE platform with reduced installation, configuration, licensing, and support costs. It is the drivetrain for Business Partners and customers.

IBM middleware components

  • DB2 Universal Database Express Edition V8.2
  • WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.0 with Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) support and Java™ Message Service (JMS) messaging
  • IBM HTTP Server V6.0

Plus

  • A standards-based development environment
  • A simple to use yet powerful deployment tool
  • Samples and documentation which make it easy to get started

What's new in V2.1

  • Renamed Express Runtime from Integrated Runtime
  • Is Express certified
  • Added Passport Advantage option
  • Built on latest versions of IBM middleware: WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.0 (which now includes Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) support and Java Message Service (JMS) messaging), DB2® Universal Database Express Edition V8.2 and IBM HTTP Server V6.0
  • Improved systems management capabilities with the IBM Express Runtime console
  • Usability enhancements incorporated into the solution assembly toolkit
  • Improved deployment and development wizards
  • Replaced XML editing with Editor forms
  • Includes application development tools: IBM Rational® Web Developer for WebSphere Software with restricted usage
  • Expanded operating system and platform support: Windows™, Linux™ (including Red Flag Linux support in China and Linux on POWER™), and i5/OS (OS/400®) for deployment only
  • Added Express Runtime Plus to deliver a simplified growth path (no code change)
  • Provides enhanced OEM for special bid situations

Delivery components

Express Runtime contains a solution assembly toolkit. This is a technology that provides an environment for developing and deploying a complete solution package into a heterogeneous environment.

Development environment

Rational Web Developer is based on the open, standards based, Eclipse environment. This environment is used to wrap a component so it can be deployed at a later time. Wrapping a component consists of defining the processes and configuration steps that should be performed before, during, and after installing the component. Using this environment, you use the pre-wrapped IBM middleware components as well as application components created by the ISV to produce a single, cohesive package.

Deployment environment

Express Runtime contains a deployment environment that is used to drive the installation and configuration of the wrapped components. It is not a replacement for an installer but is instead used to drive the prerequisite checking, existing installation process, and post-install configuration actions required to deploy a complete solution.

Education components

Express Runtime contains an extensive set of developer documentation, written in both a task-based and role-based approach. The documentation is designed to help you first understand the content of Express Runtime and then quickly take advantage of its power.

Express Runtime also provides all of the wrappers for the IBM middleware in source form as samples. These samples are placed in a pre-built workspace that is installed into the development environment.

In addition to the documentation and sample wrappers, a complete functioning sample program is provided along with its sample wrappers. The sample application provides a very simple example of a document management application. The sample application is pre-wrapped and can be deployed right out of the box. It can be used as a model for deployment.

When the sample application is deployed, deployment wizard will use the pre-built wrappers to install DB2 UDB Express, create the tables required for the sample application, and populate the tables with data. It will then install WebSphere Application Server — Express, configure WebSphere Application Server — Express to use the newly created tables, install the IBM HTTP Server, and configure the WebSphere HTTP Plug-in. The result is a simple, yet functional, sample application.

Pre-built solutions

Express Runtime provides functional solution wrappers that will allow the Business Partner to deploy all of the middleware components to any of the supported platforms, right out of the box. For the Business Partner who only wants a simple way to deliver the required middleware components to their end-user customer, Express Runtime provides a functional solution that does not require any additional development. In addition, the wrappers used to drive this deployment are provided as samples in the pre-built workspaces.

Platform support

Express Runtime supports Windows, Linux, and i5/OS (OS/400) platforms.

Why should a Business Partner or customer consider Express Runtime?

Express Runtime is designed to deliver market-leading middleware technology from an industry software leader.

  • WebSphere Application Server — Express
  • DB2 Universal Database Express Edition for Linux and Windows
  • IBM HTTP Server

Achieve rapid time to value on Business Partner's investments

  • Rapid deployment via quick start samples and documentation
  • Competitive pricing (additional pricing flexibility is available via an enhanced OEM contract)
  • Ease of ISV deployment reduces customer time to value

Flexible technology and business platform

  • Multiplatform support: Windows, Linux, and OS/400
  • Flexible pricing and licensing
  • Easy entry to IBM's software portfolio based on open scalable architecture

Simplified approach to delivering solutions to customers

  • One product, license, contract, upgrade and support structure

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Express Runtime is capable as of April 1, 2005, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.
 
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Product positioning

In the situation when a Business Partner might only need an application server or a database, the individual IBM middleware offering would be recommended (WebSphere Application Server — Express or DB2 Universal Database Express Edition). Lead with Express Runtime for those Business Partner opportunities which would benefit from pre-integrated and pre-configured e-business solution building blocks (powered by WebSphere Application Server — Express and DB2 Universal Database Express Edition) with one license, one install, and attractive pricing terms. Scalability is a major consideration for Business Partners. Express Runtime Plus V2.1 allows the Business Partner to scale seamlessly from 1 to 4 CPUs at a significantly lower price than the sum of WebSphere Application Server Base and DB2 Workgroup.

Trademarks

 
POWER is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, DB2 Universal Database, WebSphere, DB2, Rational, and OS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

Documentation for the IBM Express Runtime V2.1 software is shipped with the product. All the product documentation is also available in HTML and PDF formats from the following Web site

This Web site provides access to the IBM Express Runtime V2.1 information center and getting started guides. For optimal viewing of documentation in information center, you need a Web browser that supports HTML 4 and CSS. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS)

PNS enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive e-mail notifications of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded from the Publications Center.

The PNS site is available in English and Canadian French.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The Express Runtime offerings provide a development environment to create deployable solutions and the deployment environment to deploy solutions. The deployment targets are the local or remote machines that receive the deployable IBM middleware. The hard disk space requirements is dependent on the components selected. The following table provides a high-level range of requirements for the different Express Runtime environments. For full details of hardware requirements, refer to the product documentation.

                            Processor          Memory
Environment Platform        min/max            min/max  Hard drive
 
Development Windows(TM)     Pentium(TM) III,   512 MB/  2 GB --
 and         and Linux(TM)   IV 600 MHz/        1.5 GB   13 GB
 Deployment  on Intel(TM)    Pentium IV,
                             1.2 GHz
 
Deployment  Linux on IBM    RS64-IV            2 GB     1 GB -- 8 GB
 only        POWER(TM)
 
Deployment  Windows and     Pentium III,       512 MB/  70 -- 85 MB
 target      Linux on        IV 600 MHz/        1.5 GB   plus
             Intel           Pentium IV,                 deployed
                             1.2 GHz                     middleware
                                                         requirements
 
                            Processor          Memory
Environment Platform        min/max            min/max  Hard drive
 
            Linux on IBM    RS64-IV            2 GB     85 MB plus
             POWER                                       deployed
                                                         middleware
                                                         requirements
 
            OS/400(R)       iSeries(TM)                 20 -- 80 MB
                             servers                     plus
                             supporting                  deployed
                             V5R2                        middleware
                                                         requirements
 
            i5/OS           iSeries                     20 -- 80 MB
                             servers                     plus
                             supporting                  deployed
                             V5R3                        middleware
                                                         requirements

Software requirements

                   Operating         Development    Deployable as
Platform           system            or deployment  target OS?
 
Windows            Windows XP        Both           No
                    Professional
                    SP2(R)
                   Windows 2000      Both           Yes
                    Server SP4
                   Windows 2000      Both           Yes
                    Advanced
                    Server SP4
                   Windows 2000      Both           Yes
                    Professional
                    SP3
                   Windows Server    Both           Yes
                    2003, Standard
                    Edition SP1(R)
                   Windows Server    Both           Yes
                    2003, Edition
                    SP1
 
Linux              Red Hat           Both           Yes
 (Intel             Enterprise
 platforms          Linux 3.0
 only)              WS/AS/ES
                   SUSE LINUX        Deployment     Yes
                    Enterprise        only
                    Server 8.0
                   SUSE LINUX        Both           Yes
                    Enterprise
                    Server 9.0
                   Red Flag          Deployment     Yes
                    Advanced          only
                    Server 4.1
 
Linux              Linux on POWER    Deployment     Yes
 (IBM POWER5(TM)    (using SUSE       only
 processor-based    LINUX
 technology         Enterprise
 systems only)      Server 8.0,
                    SUSE LINUX
                    Enterprise
                    Server 9.0, or
                    SUSE LINUX
                    Enterprise
                    Server 9.0,
                    or Red Hat
                    Enterprise
                    Linux AS 3.0)
 
OS/400             V5R2              Neither        Yes
 
i5/OS              V5R3              Neither        Yes

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: The customer must provide at least the minimum hardware and software environments in which the IBM Express Runtime offerings will operate. The customer must assign administrator level authority to the user ID performing installation of the programs.

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

Packaging: The IBM Express Runtime media packs include disks labeled Installation Program, which include the installation programs for the supported platforms. Additionally, the media packs include supplemental software disks, labeled Agent for Remote Deployment and Application Development Toolkit, which can be optionally used to perform remote deployments and application development, respectively.

CD-ROM media pack

The IBM Express Runtime V2.1 and IBM Express Runtime Plus V2.1 offerings are each shipped in one multilingual, multiplatform, CD-ROM media package that contains the following:

Express Runtime V2.1 Installation Program CD-ROMs:

  • Express Runtime developer and deployment wizard (including IBM Rational® Web Developer) (Linux and Windows)
  • IBM middleware components (Windows, Linux, Linux on POWER, and i5/OS (OS/400))
    • IBM middleware components
      • IBM DB2 Universal Database® Express Edition
      • IBM WebSphere® Application Server — Express
      • IBM HTTP Server
    • System management components
      • Express Runtime console
      • Express Runtime management extensions

Supplemental software

Agent for Remote Deployment CD-ROMs:

  • IBM Installation Agent for Windows and Linux
  • IBM Installation Agent Linux on POWER and i5/OS (OS/400)

Application Development Toolkit CD-ROMs:

  • IBM Rational Web Developer for Windows and Linux
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Express Edition tools configuration
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server — Express tools configuration

DVD media pack

The IBM Express Runtime V2.1 and IBM Express Runtime V2.1 offerings are each also available in one multilingual, multiplatform, DVD media package that contains the following:

Express Runtime V2.1 Installation Program DVDs:

  • Express Runtime deployment wizard and developer (including IBM Rational Web Developer) (Linux and Windows)
  • IBM middleware components (Windows and Linux, Linux on POWER and i5/OS (OS/400))
    • IBM middleware components
      • IBM DB2 Universal Database Express Edition
      • IBM WebSphere Application Server — Express
      • IBM HTTP Server
    • System management components
      • Express Runtime console
      • Express Runtime management extensions

Supplemental software

Agent for Remote Deployment CD-ROMs:

  • IBM Installation Agent for Windows and Linux
  • IBM Installation Agent Linux on POWER and i5/OS (OS/400)

Application Development Toolkit DVDs:

  • IBM Rational Web Developer
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database Express Edition tools configuration
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server — Express tools configuration

Security, auditability, and control

The Express Runtime offerings rely on the IBM security provided by its middleware components.

To protect data and resources associated with the database server, DB2 Universal Database Express Edition uses a combination of external security services and internal access control information. To access a database server, the user must pass some security checks before being given access to database data or resources.

DB2® products interface with external security mechanisms available with operating systems on which DB2 products are supported as well as support for Kerberos security mechanism. DB2 UDB has an integrated audit facility that can be used to track data access by users. The subsequent analysis of an audit log can lead to improvements in the control of data access and the ultimate prevention of malicious or careless unauthorized access to the data.

WebSphere Application Server — Express uses the security features of the respective operating systems, such as local user registry. The customer is responsible for evaluation and selection of the various WebSphere security features, including the implementation of authentication and authorization policies. This responsibility extends to the administration of WebSphere security policies and security-related policies external to WebSphere, such as the operating environment, network topology/security, and physical security.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed                      Product            Product
function title                group              category
 
 
IBM Express Runtime           IBM Other          Express Runtime
IBM Express Runtime           IBM Other          Express Runtime
 Plus

The Express Runtime offerings are each available under two separate charge units.


    IBM Express Runtime V2.1
    Per processor
    • Available in units of one
    • Limited to a maximum of two processors per server
    • For configurations with a single server, the number of processor entitlements that you need to purchase is equal to the number of processors that will be used by the installed program
    • For configurations with multiple servers, the number of processor entitlements that you need to purchase is equal to the highest number of processors used by either DB2 UDB Express V8.2 or WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.0
    • Internet users (connections outside the end-user's enterprise) are permitted
  • Per user
    • Available in units of one except the initial order must be for a minimum of five entitlements, subsequent orders may be in units of one
    • Limited to a maximum of two processors per server
    • You must purchase an entitlement for each user of either (or both) DB2 UDB Express V8.2 or WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.0
    • Internet users (connections outside the end-user's enterprise) are not permitted
  • IBM Express Runtime Plus V2.1
  • Per processor
    • Available in units of one
    • Limited to a maximum of four processors per server
    • For configurations with a single server, the number of processor entitlements that you need to purchase is equal to the number of processors that will be used by the installed program
    • For configurations with multiple servers, the number of processors entitlements that you need to purchase is equal to the highest number of processors used by either DB2 UDB Express V8.2 or WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.0
    • Internet users (connections outside the end-user's enterprise) are permitted
  • Per user
    • Available in units of one except the initial order must be for a minimum of five entitlements, subsequent orders may be in units of one
    • Limited to a maximum of four processors per server
    • You must purchase an entitlement for each User of either (or both) DB2 UDB Express V8.2 or WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.0
    • Internet users (connections outside the end-user's enterprise) are not permitted

Determining number of processors used

To determine the number of processors used by the software, count the number of physical processors on the servers. Alternatively, for sub-capacity eligible systems*, portions of physical processors on the same machine (as measured or limited using IBM provided tools) may be aggregated with any remaining fraction of a processor in such machine counting as a full processor.

*
Refer to product License Information document for list of eligible systems.

Definition of a User

A "User" is a Person (as defined below), application, or device in your enterprise entitled to establish one or more connections to any authorized server installation of DB2 UDB Express V8.2 and WebSphere Application Server — Express V6.0, either directly (such as a Web browser) or indirectly through a multiplexing program, an application server, or an agent application.

A "Person" means an employee, an independent contractor, and those of your wholly-owned or majority-owned subsidiaries or a Related Company. A "Related Company" is any corporation, company, or other entity which: (1) is controlled by you; (2) controls you; or (3) is under common control with you. For this purpose, "Control" means that more than 50% of the controlled entity's shares or ownership interest representing the right to make decisions for such entity are owned or controlled, directly or indirectly by the controlling entity. An entity is considered to be a Related Company only as long as such ownership exists.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Express Runtime

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Express Runtime
IBM Express Runtime Alternative                          D54VTLL
 Proc License & SW Maint 12 Mo
IBM Express Runtime Alternative Proc                     D54VULL
 SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Mo
IBM Express Runtime Alternative Processor                E01QDLL
 SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
IBM Express Runtime Users License &                      D54VRLL
 
 SW Maintenance 12 Months
IBM Express Runtime Users SW                             E01QCLL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
IBM Express Runtime Users SW                             D54VSLL
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months

IBM Express Runtime

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Express Runtime Plus
ExpressRuntimePlusProc from                              D54WRLL
 ExpressRuntimeProc TradeUp
 Lic & SW Maint 12 Mo
ExpressRuntimePlusUser from                              D54WULL
 ExpressRuntimeUser TradeUp
 Lic & SW Maint 12 Mo
IBM Express Runtime Plus Alternative                     D54VILL
 Proc License & SW Maintenance 12 Mo
IBM Express Runtime Plus Alternative                     D54VJLL
 Proc SW Maint Reinstatement 12 Mo
IBM Express Runtime Plus Alternative                     E01Q8LL
 Processor SW Maintenance Annual Renew
IBM Express Runtime Plus Users                           D54VPLL
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
IBM Express Runtime Plus Users                           E01QBLL
 SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
IBM Express Runtime Plus Users SW                        D54VQLL
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/                                            Part
description                                              number
 
IBM Express Runtime V2.1.0
Media Pack Multilingual (French, Korean,                 BH02FML
 Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish,
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese,
 Chinese -- Traditional, English U.S., Italian)
 Linux for iSeries Integrated Mid-Market
 Business Servers, Windows 2000,
 Windows XP, Windows Server 2003,
 OS/400 V5.x CD-ROM Digital Disk --
 ISO 9660 Standard V2.1.0
 
Media Pack Multilingual (French, Korean,                 BH02GML
 Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish,
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese,
 Chinese -- Traditional, English U.S., Italian)
 Linux for iSeries Integrated Mid-Market
 Business Servers, Windows 2000,
 Windows XP, Windows Server 2003,
 OS/400 V5.x DVD manufactured outside
 SDF, UDF Single Sided/Layered V2.1.0

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

IBM Express Runtime V2.1.0

Entitled
maintenance
offerings             Media packs                        Part
description           description                        number
 
IBM Express           IBM Express Runtime                BH02GML
 Runtime               Multilingual (French,
 Processor             Korean, Chinese --
                       Simplified, Spanish,
                       Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, Japanese,
                       Chinese -- Traditional,
                       English U.S., Italian)
                       Linux for iSeries
                       Integrated Mid-Market
                       Business Servers,
                       Windows 2000, Windows
                       XP, Windows Server
                       2003, OS/400 V5.x DVD
                       manufactured outside
                       SDF, UDF Single
                       Sided/Layered
 
IBM Express           IBM Express Runtime                BH02FML
 Runtime               Multilingual (French,
 Processor             Korean, Chinese --
                       Simplified, Spanish,
                       Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, Japanese,
                       Chinese -- Traditional,
                       English U.S., Italian)
                       Linux for iSeries
                       Integrated Mid-Market
                       Business Servers,
                       Windows 2000, Windows
                       XP, Windows Server
                       2003, OS/400 V5.x
                       CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                       ISO 9660 Standard
 
IBM Express           IBM Express Runtime                BH02FML
 Runtime               Multilingual (French,
 User                  Korean, Chinese --
                       Simplified, Spanish,
                       Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, Japanese,
                       Chinese -- Traditional,
                       English U.S., Italian)
                       Linux for iSeries
                       Integrated Mid-Market
                       Business Servers,
                       Windows 2000, Windows
                       XP, Windows Server
                       2003, OS/400 V5.x
                       CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                       ISO 9660 Standard
 
IBM Express           IBM Express Runtime                BH02GML
 Runtime               Multilingual (French,
 User                  Korean, Chinese --
                       Simplified, Spanish,
                       Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, Japanese,
                       Chinese -- Traditional,
                       English U.S., Italian)
                       Linux for iSeries
                       Integrated Mid-Market
                       Business Servers,
                       Windows 2000, Windows
                       XP, Windows Server
                       2003, OS/400 V5.x DVD
                       manufactured outside
                       SDF, UDF Single
                       Sided/Layered

 
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Terms and conditions

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) 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 numbers

                               Program
Program name                   number              Form number
 
IBM Express Runtime            5724-J10            L-JCOK-65FU8E

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. Customers will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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: IBM Express Runtime — 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 Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity, with voice and electronic access into 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 (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, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

iSeries Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no additional charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no additional charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

Trademarks

 
POWER, iSeries, POWER5, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, OS/400, SP2, SP1, Rational, DB2 Universal Database, WebSphere, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Pentium and Intel are trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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