IBM WebSphere Product Center V5.2 delivers a single, reliable product information repository

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-068
March 22, 2005

 

 ENUS205-068.PDF (187KB)

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At a glance

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  • Enhanced support in WebSphere Product Center for integration with WebSphere Commerce
  • Enhanced capabilities to preview changes in WebSphere Product Center as they appear in the WebSphere Commerce staging environment, for proofing and approvals
  • Simplified and accelerated implementation of data model templates common to both systems
  • Provided for both batch and on demand scenarios for data movement capabilities from WebSphere Product Center to WebSphere Commerce
  • Enhanced support for portal interface to WebSphere Product Center to create access to item data for thousands of users
  • Provided access to Web services-based APIs' write item information via a portal solution to WebSphere Product Center
  • Offered new availability integration of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) for portal user authentication and role-based GUIs and data access
  • Enhanced support for Web services-based integration with WebSphere Product Center

 
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Overview

Enhanced integration with WebSphere® Commerce

In WebSphere Product Center V5.2, Commerce integration provides a foundation for customers to establish a comprehensive, highly productive authoring environment for product information for their Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer e-commerce Web sites. WebSphere Product Center can greatly extend the value of e-commerce implementations by dramatically improving the preparation of rich and accurate product information for publishing. In combination with an e-commerce platform, it provides tools for orchestrating the contributions of multiple users across functions to various Commerce processes. It also offers features and capabilities to significantly simplify aggregating, enhancing, managing, and approving large amounts of complex product information. Business processes supported include: new product introductions; creating cross-sells, up-sells and promotions; product end-of-life; synchronizing item information; mass uploads of items and their attributes to a Web site; and syndicating product information to multiple customer touch points in addition to e-commerce Web sites.

Portal solution enablement

In WebSphere Product Center V5.2, portal enablement functionality provides the foundation for customers to build trading partner portals. Portal initiatives can provide access to valuable item data for thousands of users, which can greatly extend the value of your WebSphere Product Center implementation. Examples of business processes supported by the portal functionality include: creating or modifying an item, modifying synchronized item information, mass uploads of items, and searching for items.
 
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Key prerequisites

IBM WebSphere Product Center V5.2 is supported on multiple platforms. For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • March 24, 2005: Electronic software delivery
  • April 22, 2005: Media and documentation

 
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Description

WebSphere Product Center features

WebSphere Product Center provides extensive function for managing all aspects of product information, including linking to information regarding products, locations, trading partners, organizations, and terms of trade. Key features of WebSphere Product Center include:

  • Rich data model for all aspects of product information

    Companies can manage various dimensions of product information, including item, location, organization, and trading partner data, and all the linkages among those, including prices and trade terms. With WebSphere Product Center, you can manage item, location, and trading partner information with numerous classification, merchandising, geographic, and operational hierarchies.

    WebSphere Product Center's rich data model supports these functions:

    • Manage items and various relationships among items (packaging, substitution, cross-sell, up-sell, bundles, or prepacks)
    • Manage locations, location hierarchies, and various attributes related to locations
    • Deliver superior category hierarchy support
    • Support specific attributes and attribute values
      • Category
      • Location
      • Trading partner
      • Relationship
  • Organizational modeling with role- and attribute-level security administration

    Product information is often owned and modified by users from multiple departments within a company. With WebSphere Product Center, companies can segment various attributes of product data as per business responsibility (such as logistics, finance, pricing, marketing, and supplier) and control user actions (view-only, edit, approve) based on their roles. Pricing analysts can enter and update pricing, while marketing users can work on product description, features, and benefits. Each user sees the relevant product information based on his or her role for the most secure and productive user interface. Organization modeling and security for WebSphere Product Center includes the following functions:

    • Access control groups and selections for segment data as per business responsibility through access control groups and selections
    • Granular security for permitted user actions by user role
    • Attributes for groups (attribute collections) by functional areas
    • Access for users to attribute groups based on functional ownership
    • Attribute views and tabs for the most intuitive and productive user interface by role
  • Extensive business process support

    WebSphere Product Center is designed for supporting and enhancing business processes for product information management in an enterprise. Product information in effective pricing dates can be entered at one or more higher levels in the hierarchy, such as at corporate, region, country, or market level, and inherited at lower levels with an option to override if needed. Companies can manage product information in multiple languages, with robust support for managing the translation process with third-party translation agencies.

    WebSphere Product Center powers business processes for an enterprise with the following functions:

    • Reduces redundant data entry through inheritance
    • Manages data in multiple languages with localized attribute names and values
    • Delivers superior attribute-level workflow
    • Enables collaboration area for internal and external collaboration
  • High performance, scalability, and reliability

    WebSphere Product Center is built for managing millions of products with translated and localized product data for several geographies. Companies can deploy WebSphere Product Center with hundreds of users, managing product data for thousands of stores. It is deployed to process numerous data synchronization messages and product information queries per day. Key features that power the high performance, scalability, and reliability of the WebSphere Product Center include:

    • Combination of Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) architecture advantages with best design practices
    • Support for application server clustering
    • High user concurrency
    • Large data and batch processing capacity
    • GUI optimized for power user
  • Open and interoperable

    WebSphere Product Center operates in heterogeneous IT environments. It integrates with industry-leading message bus tools, such as WebSphere MQ, and supports multiple protocols, such as HTTP, FTP, and Web services for ease of integration. WebSphere Product Center provides:

    • Support for various data formats and communication protocols
    • Data mapping console for mapping from and to any external data model
    • Easy integration with leading enterprise application integration tools, including WebSphere Business Integration, through messaging infrastructure
    • Certified connectivity for industry-leading data pools such as UCCnet and Transora
  • Flexible deployment and manageability

    WebSphere Product Center provides various tools for fast deployment and ease of management for system administrators. WebSphere Product Center comes with:

    • Web-based user interface
    • Scheduler for time-based or event-driven scheduling
    • System administration tools for database administration and application server performance tuning
    • Complete audit trail

WebSphere Product Center benefits

Its features translate into valuable benefits for clients. Clients can address industry mandates and regulations, creating opportunities for increased revenues and reduced costs. Early adopter industries, which include retailers, consumer products manufacturers, and consumer electronics manufacturers, have recognized a number of benefits from implementing WebSphere Product Center. These benefits can extend to customers in a wide range of industries to meet their product information management needs. Customers using WebSphere Product Center can:

  • Synchronize product data between suppliers and retailers to leverage efficiencies and savings with global data synchronization
  • Publish new and updated product data to multiple internal systems, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), procurement, order management, merchandising, transportation, warehouse, store operations, and point-of-sale in a timely manner
  • Publish product information to a variety of different customer and trading partner touchpoints, including Web sites, e-commerce sites, portals, kiosks, paper catalog publishing systems, and other internal and external systems
  • Feed rich product, location, trading partner, organization, and terms of trade information to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems
  • Increase revenue from accelerated time-to-market for new products
  • Increase customer satisfaction and order size resulting from consistent customer experience across multiple sales channels (Web, mail catalog, in-store kiosk, or point-of-sale)
  • Improve accuracy in ordering, shipment handling, and invoicing resulting in lower cost of doing business for retailer and their suppliers
  • Reduce costs resulting from fewer product information errors, automated workflow, and contextual information sharing
  • Fuel e-commerce initiatives with rich and interlinked product information containing event-specific marketing messages, cross-sell, up-sell, and bundle or outfit relationships
  • Provide enhanced and consistent product information across all internal and external constituents, creating a true multi-enterprise environment
  • Manage trade conditions, including base cost and promotional information at the corporate, market, and store levels, as needed

Enhanced integration with WebSphere Commerce

Product information authoring capabilities, such as for aggregating, enriching, maintaining, and publishing product attributes to various commerce systems have previously been available in WebSphere Product Center. In the WebSphere Product Center 5.2 release, enhanced integration capabilities are provided to accelerate the integration with WebSphere Commerce. A WebSphere Commerce data model template is being packaged as part of WebSphere Product Center, to allow for quick mapping of product attributes and taxonomies to WebSphere Commerce storefronts. User interfaces are provided to define common WebSphere Commerce objects types such as products, bundles, and skus. Product content movement (export) capabilities for moving product information from WebSphere Product Center to WebSphere Commerce in complete load and delta modes are provided for a variety of scenarios, such as creating a new WebSphere Commerce storefront, or publishing new or modified product content to a WebSphere Commerce storefront. These capabilities can be further configured in a customer implementation. Integrated preview capabilities offer in-context WebSphere Commerce storefront previews during the authoring time. For V5.2, this feature is enabled for "U.S. English" (or en_US) locale only.

Portal solution enablement

WebSphere Product Center V5.2 offers enhanced support to create a portal interface to your WebSphere Product Center implementation. This functionality lets you establish a portal interface to provide strategic interactions with your trading partners, employees or customers that can extend to thousands of users. The ability to create a portal solution as part of your WebSphere Product Center environment is facilitated by inclusion of Web services-based APIs that create the ability to access and write item information via a portal to WebSphere Product Center. This release also allows you to leverage portal user interface personalization capabilities, as well as leveraging WebSphere Product Center's workflow to support the item enrichment process. Furthermore, LDAP integration is included in this release, enhancing your ability to authenticate users and define role-based access for parties accessing WebSphere Product Center via a portal. For V5.2, this feature is enabled for "U.S. English" (or en_US) locale only.

Web Services support

WebSphere Product Center can return an XML message as a response to a Web services request in addition to text strings. With this functionality, WebSphere Product Center can be more easily integrated with order management, merchandising and other systems that query WebSphere Product Center via Web services for item, location, customer, and supplier information.

The spell checker functionality in WebSphere Product Center V5.2 supports English only text.

Command line interface to WebSphere Product Center scheduler for tighter integration with third-party scheduler

Customers deploying WebSphere Product Center often have system level scheduling tools such as IBM Tivoli® Workload Scheduler. WebSphere Product Center V5.2 adds command line interface to WebSphere Product Center scheduler, so that customers can utilize the system level scheduling tools to schedule frequent tasks such as import of data into Product Center, processing of data as well as export of data from WebSphere Product Center.

Command line third-party scheduler integration is certified with IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler. In terms of National Language Support (NLS), WebSphere Product Center installations using "U.S. English" as the language on the server will be able to use this feature. The rest will be blocked or not be fully supported. Messages will be in English in the output console. The message displayed in the output console from the scheduler is used for information purpose only in most customer implementations; therefore, there is very little user impact due to lack of support for Non-U.S. English locales for this version.

Migration toolkit for customers upgrading from Trigo Product Center V4.2 to V5.2

Customers deployed on Trigo Product Center 4.2.X releases can now quickly migrate to the WebSphere Product Center 5.2 release by using the import/export tool capabilities. These tools are capable of migrating an entire environment, portions of product data, or the data model from the Trigo Product Center 4.2.X environments to the WebSphere Product Center 5.2 release. Using the export tool available in the Trigo Product Center 4.2.X releases an export file can be generated which can then be imported into the WebSphere Product Center 5.2 environment using the import tool available in the WebSphere Product Center 5.2 release. These tools dramatically reduce the cost of migration and the time it takes to migrate from Trigo Product Center 4.2.X releases to the WebSphere Product Center 5.2 release.

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, the e-business logo, and Tivoli are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

The following educational offerings are available as listed below:

                                   Course              Course
Course title                       number              type
 
WebSphere(R) Product               BI229               Classroom
 Center Workshop
WebSphere Product                  BI229DE             Classroom
 Center Workshop

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM IT Education Services Web site

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services Web site for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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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.

The following publications are translated for Group 1 languages, excluding Italian.

  • WebSphere Product Center: User Guide
  • WebSphere Product Center: Overview
  • WebSphere Product Center: Installation Guide
  • WebSphere Product Center: Support Guide
  • WebSphere Product Center: Scripting Reference Guide
  • WebSphere Product Center: Release Notes for V5.2
  • WebSphere Product Center: WebSphere Commerce Integration
  • WebSphere Product Center: Portal Enablement

And are provided on IBM InfoCenter at

Planned availability dates:

  • English: March 24, 2005
  • All other languages: April 18, 2005

 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Recommendations for hardware requirements are supplied for guidance only. This section lists the minimum hardware requirements for IBM WebSphere Product Center. However, the actual requirements for your system may be greater, depending on the complexity of your specific WebSphere Product Center environment, throughput, and data object size. The following information is for the WebSphere Product Center system only. If you run other applications on the same system, make appropriate adjustments. Additional server requirements:

  • Additional CPUs may be required based on capacity requirements
  • Additional memory may be required based on capacity requirements
  • Additional servers for added capacity and/or redundancy
  • Multi-server installations require network attached shared storage

AIX® 5L 5.2

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1/DB2® II 8.2 (Primary stack)

Application server

  • Server type: IBM p630 Model 6C4
  • Processor: 4 x 64-bit POWER4+™ 1.45 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Disk subsystem: 144 GB SCSI

Database server

  • Server type: IBM p630 Model 6C4, PE2650
  • Processor: 4 x 64-bit POWER4+ 1.45 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Disk subsystem: 420 GB SCSI

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1/ Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition

Application server

  • Server type: IBM p630 Model 6C4
  • Processor: 4 x 64-bit POWER4+ 1.45 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Disk subsystem: 144 GB SCSI

Database server

  • Server type: Intel™ compatible
  • Processor: Dual Intel, XEON 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Disk sub-system: 5*73 GB 10K RPM SCSI Driver

AIX 5L 5.3

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1/DB2 II 8.2

Application server

  • Server type: IBM p630 Model 6C4
  • Processor: 4 x 64-bit POWER4+ 1.45 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Disk subsystem: 144 GB SCSI

Database server

  • Server type: IBM p630 Model 6C4, PE2650
  • Processor: 4 x 64-bit POWER4+ 1.45 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Disk subsystem: 420 GB SCSI

Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ AS 3.0 Update 3

WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2®/ Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition (Primary Stack)

Application server

  • Server type: Intel compatible
  • Processor: Dual Intel, XEON 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Disk sub-system: 5*73 GB 10K RPM SCSI Driver

Database server

  • Server type: Intel compatible
  • Processor: Dual Intel, XEON 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Disk sub-system: 5*73 GB 10K RPM SCSI Driver

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1/Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition

Application server

  • Server type: Intel compatible
  • Processor: Dual Intel, XEON 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Disk sub-system: 5*73 GB 10K RPM SCSI Driver

Database server

  • Server type: Intel compatible
  • Processor: Dual Intel, XEON 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Disk sub-system: 5*73 GB 10K RPM SCSI Driver

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1/ DB2 II 8.2

Application server

  • Server type: Intel compatible
  • Processor: Dual Intel, XEON 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Disk sub-system: 5*73 GB 10K RPM SCSI Driver

Database server

  • Server type: Intel compatible
  • Processor: Dual Intel, XEON 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Disk sub-system: 5*73 GB 10K RPM SCSI Driver

HP/UX 11i

BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2/ Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition

Application server

  • Server type: HP RP 4440
  • Processor: 2 CPUs
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Disk subsystem: HP MSA 1000

Database server

  • Server type: HP RP 4440
  • Processor: 2 CPUs
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Disk subsystem: HP MSA 1000

Solaris 9

BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2/ Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition

Application server

  • Server type: Sun Enterprise V440
  • Processor: 4-way UltraSPARC IIIi @ 1.062 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Disk Sub-System — Sun StorEdge 3510

Database server

  • Server type: Sun Enterprise V440
  • Processor: 4-way UltraSPARC IIIi @ 1.062 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Disk Sub-System — Sun StorEdge 3510

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1/Oracle 9.2.0.5

Application server

  • Server type: Sun Enterprise V440
  • Processor: 4-way UltraSPARC IIIi @ 1.062 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Disk Sub-System — Sun StorEdge 3510

Database server

  • Server type: Sun Enterprise V440
  • Processor: 4-way UltraSPARC IIIi @ 1.062 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Disk Sub-System — Sun StorEdge 3510

Hardware requirements for client access to WebSphere Product Center

The following are the minimum system requirements recommended for client access to WebSphere Product Center:

  • Processor: Intel-based system with a Pentium™ III with minimum processor speed of 750 MHz
  • Memory: 256 MB

Software requirements

The software requirements for WebSphere Product Center depend on which of the elements of the product components are being used and whether they are used singularly or in combination on a particular server. Dedicated servers are recommended for the database.

Note: To use the spell checker feature in WebSphere Product Center, Wintertree Sentry Spelling Checker Engine Java™ SDK 5.10 is a prerequisite.

AIX 5L 5.2

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1/DB2 II Advanced Edition 8.2 (Primary stack)

Application server

  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1
  • AIX 5L 5.2
  • IBM HTTP Server 2.0.47
  • IBM JDK bundled with WebSphere Application Server ND 5.1.1 (will be a type of JDK 1.4.2)

Database server

  • DB2 II 8.2 Advanced Edition
  • AIX 5L 5.2

Additional software

The primary stack is bundled with the following:

  • WebSphere Application Server ND 5.11
  • DB2 II AE V8.2
  • WebSphere MQ V5.3.0.2
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ V2.7.02
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework V2.6.02

Note: A limited use license is included for all products bundled with WebSphere Product Center.

1
Apply "Fix Pack 1 for WAS ND V5.1" (also known as, Fixpack 5.1.1) before deploying WPC V5.2.0 on WAS.
2
Required when integrating with a process hub.

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1/Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition

Application server

  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1
  • IBM HTTP Server 2.0.47
  • AIX 5L 5.2
  • IBM JDK bundled with WebSphere Application Server (will be a type of JDK 1.4.2)

Database server

  • Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition
  • AIX 5L 5.2

AIX 5L 5.3

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1/DB2 II Advanced Edition 8.2

Application server

  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1
  • AIX 5L 5.3
  • IBM HTTP Server 2.0.47
  • IBM JDK bundled with WebSphere Application Server ND 5.1.1 (will be a type of JDK 1.4.2)

Database server

  • DB2 II 8.2 Advanced Edition
  • AIX 5L 5.3

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 Update 3

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1/DB2 II AE 8.2

Application server

  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1
  • IBM HTTP Server 2.0.47
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 Update 3
  • IBM JDK bundled with WebSphere Application Server (will be a type of JDK 1.4.2)

Database server

  • DB2 II Advanced Edition 8.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 Update 3

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1/Oracle 9.2.0.5

Application server

  • WebSphere Application Server ND 5.1.1
  • IBM HTTP Server 2.0.47
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 Update 3
  • IBM JDK bundled with WebSphere Application Server (will be a type of JDK 1.4.2)

Database server

  • Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 Update 3

BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2/ Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition

Application server

  • WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.47
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 Update 3
  • WebLogic JDK bundled with WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2 (will be a type of JDK 1.4.2)

Database server

  • Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 Update 3

HP-UX

BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2/ Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition

Application server

  • WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.47
  • HP/UX 11i
  • WebLogic JDK bundled with WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2 (will be a type of JDK 1.4.2

Database server

  • Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition
  • HP/UX 11i

Solaris

BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2/ Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition

Application server

  • WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.47
  • Solaris 9
  • WebLogic JDK bundled with WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2 (will be a type of JDK 1.4.2)

Database server

  • Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition
  • Solaris 9

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5.1.1/Oracle 9.2.0.5

Application server

  • WebSphere Application Server ND 5.1.1
  • IBM HTTP Server 2.0.47
  • Solaris 9
  • IBM JDK bundled with WebSphere Application Server (will be a type of JDK 1.4.2)

Database server

  • Oracle 9.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition
  • Solaris 9

Software requirements for client access to WebSphere Product Center

The following are the minimum system requirements recommended for client access to WebSphere Product Center:

  • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 Professional or Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer V6.0 Service Pack 1

Performance considerations: WebSphere Product Center V5.2 operating environment

For the best performance, run WebSphere Product Center on a dedicated system. The system should have restricted access to maintain security. The rest of the performance related calibrations can be done during the implementation phase based on the usage of WebSphere Product Center.

Planning information

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

IBM WebSphere Product Center consists of the following components:

  • WebSphere Product Center V5.2
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V5.1.1
  • DB2 Information Integrator Advanced Edition V8.2
  • WebSphere MQ V5.3.0.2
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for WebSphere MQ V2.7.0
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework V2.6.0

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Product Center 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.
 
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Ordering information

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

Product information

Licensed                                         Product
function title           Product group           category
 
WebSphere                WebSphere               WebSphere
 Product Center           Product Center          Product Center

The charge units for WebSphere Product Center are:

  • Per Processor
  • Per Authorized User

The initial order of WebSphere Product Center must include licenses for each processor on the servers on which the software is installed (Per Processor), as well as Per Authorized User licenses for the number of authorized users. Subsequently, additional processor licenses and authorized user licenses may be purchased separately, depending on customers' needs.

An Authorized User license must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. Each Authorized User license is attributable to one and only one individual user. An Authorized User license may only be reassigned for the long-term replacement of personnel. The program may be installed and used on a server, provided that a separate Authorized User license is obtained for each individual user accessing the program.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM WebSphere Product Center

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
WebSphere Product Center
WebSphere Product Center                                 D53TJLL
 Authorized User License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
WebSphere Product Center Authorized                      E01AHLL
 User SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
WebSphere Product Center Authorized                      D53TKLL
 User SW Maintenance Reinstatement
 12 Months
WebSphere Product Center Processor                       E01AILL
 Annual SW Maint renewal
WebSphere Product Center Processor                       D53TLLL
 LIC+SW Maint 12 Months
WebSphere Product Center Processor                       D53TMLL
 SW Maint Reinstate 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
WebSphere Product Center V5.2.0
Media Pack Multilingual (French, Korean,                 AF0A4ML
 Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish,
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese,
 Chinese -- Traditional, English U.S., Italian)
 Solaris (Sun Microsystems), AIX V5.x,
 HP-UX 11.x, Linux for x86Series Intel-based
 servers CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660
 Standard V5.2.0

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.

WebSphere Product Center V5.2.0

Entitled
maintenance
offerings             Media packs                        Part
description           description                        number
 
WebSphere             WebSphere Product                  AF0A4ML
 Product               Center
 Center                Multilingual (French,
 Processor             Korean, Chinese --
                       Simplified, Spanish,
                       Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, Japanese,
                       Chinese -- Traditional,
                       English U.S., Italian)
                       Solaris (Sun
                       Microsystems), AIX
                       V5.x, HP-UX 11.x,
                       Linux for x86Series
                       Intel-based servers
                       CD-ROM Digital Disk
                       -- ISO 9660 Standard
 
Entitled
maintenance
offerings             Media packs                        Part
description           description                        number
 
WebSphere             WebSphere Product                  AF0A4ML
 Product               Center
 Center                Multilingual (French,
 User                  Korean, Chinese --
                       Simplified, Spanish,
                       Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, Japanese,
                       Chinese -- Traditional,
                       English U.S., Italian)
                       Solaris (Sun
                       Microsystems), AIX
                       V5.x, HP-UX 11.x,
                       Linux for x86Series
                       Intel-based servers
                       CD-ROM Digital Disk
                       -- ISO 9660 Standard

 
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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 WebSphere                5724-I68              L-TAVD-66TCND
 Product Center

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

                                                 Copy and use on
                                                 home/portable
Product name                                     computer?
 
IBM WebSphere Product Center                     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

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. 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

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Trademarks

 
POWER4+, iSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, Passport Advantage, AIX, the e-business logo, DB2, and SP2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks 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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