IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1 enhances security, reliability, and performance for trading partner business-to-business integration, and extends support to large enterprises

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-046
March 11, 2008

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1 enhancements include:

  • Large file transfers (in the magnitude of giga bytes) with enhanced security over AS2/AS3 protocols
  • Built-in File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server manageable via WebSphere Partner Gateway console
  • Multiple trading partner profile management
  • RosettaNet compression for large file transfers
  • Automated intimation of data transfer failure details
  • Enhanced archiver performance
  • FIPS 140-2 compliance
  • New database and platform support including Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Version 10, HP-UX on Itanium, Windows Server 2003 (64-bit), and Microsoft Vista (for development)

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

WebSphere® Partner Gateway V6.1.1 incorporates and builds upon the capabilities of WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1 by adding substantial new functional enhancements, packaging, performance and usability improvements, and new operating system platform support. These include:

  • ASX Encrypted/Signing/Compression support of large files
  • Integrated FTP(S) Management
  • Aggregated set of certificate requirements from multiple customers Multiple Certificates per Trading Partner® profile
  • Multiple community managers
  • RosettaNet compression
  • Error Flow Routing function in case of a validation and other failures
  • Timeout Interval Customization for different Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) targets
  • Support for basic authentication for Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) inbound message
  • Support for folded structure format in the Content Type header of AS2 document
  • Improved Archiver performance for File system and database archiving
  • Deletion of selected artifacts (destinations, validation maps, document flow definitions, and certificates)
  • New platform versions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ Version 5, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Version 10, HP-UX on Itanium, Windows® Server 2003 (64-bit), Microsoft® Vista (for development)
  • FIPS 140-2 enablement

WebSphere Partner Gateway provides centralized and consolidated business-to-business (B2B) trading partner and transaction management to enable and manage process and data integration with trading partners. It is an integral part of the WebSphere service oriented architecture (SOA), Business Process Management (BPM) and Connectivity portfolio of products. WebSphere Partner Gateway enables participation in SOA implementations and allows companies to integrate their trading partners within their BPM implementations.

WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1 continues to be available in two editions, Advanced Edition and Enterprise Edition, which provide the same functionality, but are licensed differently. Advanced Edition is licensed to support a specified number of external trading partner connections and Enterprise Edition is licensed to support an unlimited number of external trading partner connections.

For details on WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1, refer to Software Announcement 207-049 , dated March 20, 2007.
 
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Key prerequisites

WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1, Advanced and Enterprise Editions, support selected AIX®, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux, Sun Solaris, HP-UX and Windows operating system platforms.

For detailed information on prerequisites and system requirements, refer to


 
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Planned availability dates
  • March 25, 2008, Electronic delivery for AIX, Linux on Intel®, Linux on POWER™, Solaris, and Windows platforms
  • April 22, 2008, Media for AIX, Linux on Intel, Linux on POWER, Solaris, and Windows platforms
  • April 29, 2008, Electronic delivery for HP-UX on Itanium platform
  • May 27, 2008, Media for HP-UX on Itanium platform

 
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Description

WebSphere Partner Gateway enables the definition, deployment, and operation of a robust and flexible business-to-business (B2B) environment to consolidate and centralize management of a company's B2B communications with trading partner communities. It provides a single point of control for interactions among partners and robust security features at the edge of the enterprise.

What's new in WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1

  • ASX Encryption/Signing/Compression support for large files. This enables large (giga byte) files to be processed, transmitted and received over AS2 and AS3 protocols with signing and encryption.
  • Integrated FTP(S) Management support from the WebSphere Partner Gateway console. By packaging an FTP server with WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1, customers can configure and manage an FTP server from the WebSphere Partner Gateway console. This eliminates the need to purchase and install a separate FTP server.
  • Certificate aggregation of requirements from multiple customers. This provides a mechanism to use a set of certificates for each different protocol configured for multiple internal partners. It also includes a wizard to help create the certificates.
  • Multiple internal partners support within an organization or enterprise.
  • RosettaNet Compression support to allow customers to transact large files using RosettaNet Implementation Framework (RNIF) protocol.
  • Error Flow Routing support to handle validation and other processing failures. This allows intimating the initiating trading partner by sending a detailed error document whenever a document fails during processing in WebSphere Partner Gateway.
  • Timeout Interval Customization for different HTTP targets. This provides customers with the capability to configure variable timeout intervals for different HTTP receivers that are configured in WebSphere Partner Gateway.
  • Basic authentication of Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) inbound messages. This enables the customer to support basic authentication (userid/password based authentication) for all messages delivered over HTTP/S protocol.
  • Folded structure format in the Content Type header of an AS2 document. This allows WebSphere Partner Gateway to support incoming messages that have folded HTTP/S headers.
  • Improved Archiver performance for file system and database archiving over the current Archiver tool.
  • Deletion of selected artifacts (destinations, validation maps, document flow definitions, certificates) from the WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1 console.
  • FIPS 140-2 support to enable WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1 compliance with the FIPS standard.

Installation on WebSphere Application Server V6.1.1

WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1 Advanced Edition and Enterprise Edition include WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V6.1.0.13. Customers who are licensed to use WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.13 or WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V6.1.0.13 can optionally install WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1 on their existing WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.13 installations.

New platform support in WebSphere Platform Gateway V6.1.1

Support for the latest prerequisite software release levels includes:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V5 for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 (Intel).
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V5 for System p™.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server V10 for 64-bit x86 (Intel)
  • HP-UX 11i v3 on Itanium.
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 for 64-bit.
  • DB2® V9.1(FP3), V8.2(FP7).
  • Oracle 9i (V9.2.0.8) and 10g (V10.1.0.5).

For detailed information on prerequisites and system requirements, refer to

For additional information on WebSphere Partner Gateway, refer to Software Announcement 207-049 , dated March 20, 2007.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1 is capable as of March 25, 2008, when used in accordance with associated IBM 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. A U.S. Section 508 VPAT can be requested at


 
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Product positioning

WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1 is a modification level of WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1. V6.1.1 delivers an Advanced Edition and an Enterprise edition. WebSphere Partner Gateway Express V6.0 is not enhanced in this release; it remains supported as an AS2 spoke and can be used with WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.1.1 and Enterprise Edition V6.1.1.

The Passport Advantage® licensing and maintenance part numbers for V6.0 will carry forward to V6.1.1, but there will be new part numbers for ordering the media packs. The V6.1.1 media packs are available for each supported platform and each media pack has a unique ordering part number. The V6.0 media packs remain available to licensed V6.0 trading partners who may, for whatever reason, need additional copies of the V6.0 media. Customers who are using WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.0 and V6.1 are encouraged to upgrade to V6.1.1.

Trademarks

 
POWER and System p are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, Trading Partner, AIX, DB2, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks 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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Education support

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

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

Education support is available for the products in this announcement. Refer to the following Web sites

For additional information or assistance, contact your IBM representative or authorized Business Partner.
 
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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

A Quick Start Guide is shipped with each of these products. Other publications are available from the IBM Information Center. Refer to

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 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.
 
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Technical information

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Hardware requirements

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Software requirements

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Planning information

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances your productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

Packaging: Both the Advanced Edition and the Enterprise Edition of WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1 are available via Passport Advantage electronic download and also as Passport Advantage media packs.

  • Separate media packs are available for each operating system platform for both Advanced and Enterprise Editions. Each media pack supports a selected operating platform.
  • Each media pack contains all the languages that are supported for that operating system and/or environment.

Refer to the Ordering information section for more details about the available media packs.

WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1 also packages DB2® 9.1, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 6.1 and Apache FTP Server Version 2.0 for use with WebSphere Partner Gateway. Refer to the License Information (LI) document for related restrictions associated with the use of these additional products.

A Quick Start Guide is included with each media pack. Other publications are available via the IBM Information Center. Refer to

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

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Partner Gateway V6.1.1 uses the security and auditability features of the Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Application Server that this code runs on.

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

Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit


 
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Ordering information

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

 
Licensed function title           Product group      Product category
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway     IBM                WebSphere
 Advanced Edition                  Application
                                   Integration
                                   Middleware
                                   Other
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway     IBM                WebSphere
 Enterprise Edition                Application
                                   Integration
                                   Middleware
                                   Other

Charge metric

Program name                 PID number   Charge metric
 
WebSphere Partner Gateway    5724-L68     Value Unit
 Advanced Edition
 
WebSphere Partner Gateway    5724-L68     SubCapacity Value Unit
 Advanced Edition
 
WebSphere Partner Gateway    5724-L68     Connection
 Advanced Edition
 
WebSphere Partner Gateway    5724-L69     Value Unit
 Enterprise Edition
 
WebSphere Partner Gateway    5724-L69     SubCapacity Value Unit
 Enterprise Edition

Sub-capacity processor

A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. For programs eligible for sub-capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for all activated processor cores available for use in each partition (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies) where the program runs. Refer to the International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Terms or the program's license information to determine applicable sub-capacity terms.

Value Unit: A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users or resources which may include servers, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for a program depends on how the program is deployed in your environment and must be obtained from a Value Unit table. You must obtain a PoE for the calculated number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to a program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. Not all processor cores require the same number of Processor Value Unit entitlements. To calculate the number of Processor Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the Processor Value Unit Table on the following Web site

With full capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of Processor Value Units based on all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

For programs eligible for sub-capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of Processor Value Units based on all activated processor cores available for use in each partition (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies) where the program runs. Refer to the International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Terms or the program's LI to determine applicable sub-capacity terms.

Passport Advantage

For ordering information, refer to Software Announcement 207-049 , dated March 20, 2007.

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.

 
                                                           Part
Media pack description                                     number
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.1.1      BM04QML
  Windows(R), Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.1.1      BM04RML
  Linux(TM) Intel®, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.1.1      BM04SML
  Linux POWER(TM), Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.1.1      BM04TML
  AIX(R), Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.1.1      BM04UML
  Solaris, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.1.1      BM04VML
  HP-UX, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.1.1    BM04WML
  Windows, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.1.1    BM04XML
  Linux Intel, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.1.1    BM04YML
  Linux POWER, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.1.1    BM04ZML
  AIX, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.1.1    BM050ML
  Solaris, Multilingual
 
IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.1.1    BM051ML
  HP-UX, Multilingual

Sub-capacity for selected middleware products

Sub-capacity licensing on a per processor or per Value Unit basis is available for selected middleware products. To offer sub-capacity licensing, IBM software products implement IBM Tivoli® License Manager within their offerings so that you can monitor and report quarterly to IBM on the use of the programs on a continuous basis.

More information can be found on the Passport Advantage Web site

Eligibility requirements for sub-capacity licensing

To be eligible for sub-capacity licensing terms on this product, you must agree to install and configure IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software, in accordance with the IBM Tivoli License Manager publications, and to enable the collection of program use data on all eligible machines subject to sub-capacity terms.

For those machines running programs with sub-capacity licensing terms, you must use IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software to monitor program use and submit to IBM an IBM Use Report each calendar quarter. Multiple copies of IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software or IBM Tivoli License Manager are not required. You can use more copies if you need them to support your operational environment, but only one copy is required to monitor all your sub-capacity licensed products.

Additionally, if this is the first product you have licensed under sub-capacity terms, you must agree to the terms of an attachment to your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express contract and submit a new Passport Advantage enrollment form. First-time sub-capacity clients also have an opportunity to ensure a primary business contact is established for their contracts.

For more information on required and entitled license capacity, license requirements, and reporting, refer to the Software Announcement 205-093 , dated April 19, 2005.

If you order (this product) under sub-capacity terms, IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software will be made available to you if you do not already have one. You must install and configure this tool for your sub-capacity products. Alternately, you can use Tivoli License Manager. Once the license manager software is installed, you will be required to register online. (IBM may need to contact you in order to finalize the registration process.) You must monitor program use on a continuous basis with IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software and submit IBM Use Reports to IBM on a calendar quarterly basis.

IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software is documented in the following customer publications, which are available from IBM Publications Center at

                                           Form
Publication                                number
 
Planning, Installation, and Configuration  SC32-1431
Administration                             SC32-1430
Problem Determination                      SC32-9102
Data Dictionary                            SC32-1432
Release Notes                              SC32-1429

For IBM Tivoli License Manager configuration guidance and instructions for specific products (including this product) acquired with sub-capacity terms, refer to

The Web site will give you information about how to set up the product for detection by IBM Tivoli License Manager, any required maintenance, and any required steps that are unique to this product.

Sub-capacity

WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition

WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition

For ordering information, refer to Software Announcement 207-049 , dated March 20, 2007.
 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

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

Licensing: IPLA including the LI document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

LI form number

  • WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition V6.1.1 (L-PVRO-77ZEUC)
  • WebSphere Partner Gateway Enterprise Edition V6.1.1 (L-PVRO-77ZEL2)

The program LI is available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Limited warranty: IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of five 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. You 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 and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and for programs acquired under any of the IBM On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Usage restriction: Yes

For additional information, refer to the LI document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Software Maintenance applies: Yes. Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if 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, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook 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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

Sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions

To be eligible for sub-capacity pricing, the machine on which the eligible products are installed and running must be eligible for sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions. Software pricing, at less than full-machine capacity for eligible products, apply when running:

  • AIX 5L™ V5.1, or later, on an IBM eServer® pSeries® 690 or equivalent partition-capable operating system and machine
  • OS/400® V5R1, or later, running on an System i
  • Linux running in an LPAR under AIX 5L V5.1, OS/400 V5R1, or in a partition on an equivalent partition-capable operating system and server

Sub-capacity pricing for eligible products is based on the current program pricing methodology, but the number of processors will be determined based on the sum of processors for all partitions where the program is defined (used). To obtain pricing at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, you are required to:

  • Install and use, when available, IBM license use management program, which installs with eligible IBM programs.
  • Install available updates to the operating system and eligible products such that license use can be accurately managed.
  • Determine if the use of sub-capacity pricing terms results in a reduced requirement for entitlements; you can reallocate the entitlement difference by distributing entitlements across a larger or different set of systems, or reserve them for future growth. There will be no refunds for these freed up entitlements. Subscription, Software Maintenance and support volumes, and entitlements for existing contracts will continue at the same levels as the acquired licenses.

 
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Prices

There is no new pricing with this announcement.

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For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the following Passport Advantage Web site

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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.
 
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Trademarks

 
developerWorks, POWER, IBMLink, System i, and AIX 5L are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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