Support for Linux on IBM System z is being added to IBM Lotus Connections 2.5

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-009
January 26, 2010

 
 ENUS210-009.PDF (88KB)

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Support for Linux® on IBM® System z® is being added to IBM Lotus® Connections 2.5. You can choose from a broad range of deployment options including Linux on IBM System z.

To order, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL.

Reference: YE001


 
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IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 supports a broad spectrum of operating systems, directories, databases, and clients. This deployment flexibility is now expanded to include support for Linux on IBM System z. Providing a company with a range of deployment options permits them to choose the mix of operating system, directory, database, and client that best matches their unique IT needs and preferences.

IBM Lotus Connections is social software for business. It empowers business professionals to:

  • Develop, nurture, and remain in contact with a network of their colleagues
  • Respond quickly to business opportunities by calling upon the expertise in their network
  • Discuss and refine new creative ideas with communities of coworkers, partners, and customers

Lotus Connections' services will be deployable on Linux on IBM System z. Here is a summary of Lotus Connections' services:

  • Communities: Create, find, join, and work with communities of people
  • Files: Share files with others
  • Wikis: Collaboratively create and edit content
  • Profiles: Quickly find the people and expertise you need
  • Blogs: Present your ideas in a Weblog and get feedback from others
  • Bookmarks: Save, organize, and share bookmarks using social bookmarking
  • Activities: Gather the e-mails, IM chats, documents, messages, and other information that you need to accomplish a business objective
  • Home page: Remain informed of social data updates from across the Lotus Connections services

Refer to Software Announcement 209-210, dated August 18, 2009.


 
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Key prerequisites
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The hardware requirements and software requirements for IBM Lotus Connections, as previously announced in Software Announcement 209-210, dated August 18, 2009, are unchanged.


 
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Planned availability date
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February 4, 2010: Electronic software delivery

March 5, 2010: Media and documentation


 
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Description
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IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 provides companies with flexibility in how they choose to deploy their enterprise social software solution. Lotus Connections supports a broad spectrum of operating systems, directories, databases, and clients. This flexibility enables each company to choose the operating environment that best matches their unique IT needs. This flexibility is now being expanded to include support for Linux on IBM System z.

Lotus Connections 2.5 is social software for business. It can help companies realize the following benefits:

  • Individuals complete assignments faster through quick access to the knowledge of members of their professional network
  • Businesses spot trends and adapt to change more quickly through access to the best experiences and skills of their workforce
  • Organizations exceed the expectations of customers with innovative services and products created in vibrant communities of employees, partners, and customers

Lotus Connections 2.5 provides the following services, all of which can be deployed on Linux on IBM System z:

  • Files: The Files service provides a convenient way to share documents, spread sheets, presentations, and other types of files with people.
  • Wikis: The Wikis service allows teams to collaboratively enter, edit, and publish Web page content.
  • Communities: The Communities service allows individuals with a common interest, responsibility, or area of expertise to stay in touch, share information, exchange ideas, and collaborate on projects.
  • Home page: The Home page service provides individuals with a consolidated view of their social data from across all of the Lotus Connections services.
  • Profiles: The Profiles service helps you quickly find the people you need by searching across your organization using keywords that help identify expertise, current projects, and responsibilities.
  • Activities: The activities service allows individuals to create online work areas where they and their teammates can gather together the e-mails, IM chats, documents, messages, and other information that they need to accomplish a business objective.
  • Blogs: The Blogs service allows you to present your ideas, get feedback from others, and learn from the expertise and experience of others who blog.
  • Bookmarks: The Bookmarks social bookmarking service permits one to save, organize, and share bookmarks, and also discover bookmarks that have been qualified by others.

 
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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
Lotus Connections V2.5.0       Multilingual    September 18, 2009
                               (English
                               International,
                               Portuguese,
                               French,
                               Danish,
                               Russian,
                               Hebrew,
                               Arabic,
                               Korean,
                               Chinese -
                               Simplified,
                               Spanish,
                               Portuguese-Brazilian,
                               German,
                               Swedish,
                               Japanese,
                               Chinese -
                               Traditional,
                               Hungarian,
                               Norwegian
                               Nynorsk,
                               Greek,
                               Turkish,
                               Dutch, Czech,
                               Italian,
                               Finnish,
                               Polish)

 
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-S68   2.5.0                        IBM Lotus Connections

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

http://www-03.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/zz/en?pageType=page&c=a0011023

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

IBM Software Services for Lotus Education provides education to support many Lotus offerings. For a complete list of offerings visit the Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/training

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

 
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Publications
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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.

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

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Lotus Connections               IBM Lotus IBM Lotus
                                     Connections     Connections
IBM Lotus Connections activities    IBM Lotus IBM Lotus
                                     Connections     Connections
IBM Lotus Connections profiles      IBM Lotus IBM Lotus
                                     Connections     Connections
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Lotus Connections                 5724-S68   Per Authorized
                                                  User for Linux
                                                  on System z
IBM Lotus Connections                 5724-S68   Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Lotus Connections                 5724-S68   Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit for
                                                  Linux on System
                                                  z
IBM Lotus Connections                 5724-S68   Per Authorized
                                                  User
IBM Lotus Connections activities      5724-S68   Per Authorized
                                                  User
IBM Lotus Connections activities      5724-S68   Per Authorized
                                                  User for Linux
                                                  on System z
IBM Lotus Connections profiles        5724-S68   Per Authorized
                                                  User
IBM Lotus Connections profiles        5724-S68   Per Authorized
                                                  User for Linux
                                                  on System z

Charge metrics definitions

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. PVU entitlements are based on processor families (vendors and brands). A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of PVUs based on the level or tier of all processor cores activated and available for use by the Program on the server. Some programs allow licensing to less than the full capacity of the server's activated processor cores, sometimes referred to as sub-capacity licensing. For programs which offer sub-capacity licensing, if a server is partitioned utilizing eligible partitioning technologies, then a PoE must be obtained for the appropriate number of PVUs based on all activated processor cores available for use in each partition where the program runs or is managed by the program. Refer to the International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Terms or the program's License Information to determine applicable sub-capacity terms. The PVU entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with PVU entitlements of another program.

For general overview of PVUs for processor families (vendors and brands), go to

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

To calculate the exact PVU entitlements required for the program, go to

https://www-112.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/valueunitcalculator/vucalc.wss

Authorized User

Authorized User is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. An Authorized User is an individual (named or unnamed) within or outside of your enterprise. The program may be installed on one or more computers or servers and accessed by the number of users authorized by the Proof of Entitlement (PoE). You must have an entitlement for each Authorized User accessing the program or any program component in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Lotus Connections

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Connections profiles
IBM Lotus Connections profiles Authorized User Annual    E03VFLL
 SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Connections profiles Authorized User Lic + SW  D6159LL
 S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections profiles Authorized User SW S&S    D615ALL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM Lotus Connections

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Connections activities
IBM Lotus Connections activities Authorized User Annual  E03VELL
 SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Connections activities Authorized User Lic +   D6155LL
 SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections activities Authorized User SW S&S  D6156LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM Lotus Connections

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Connections
IBM Lotus Connections Authorized User Annual SW S&S      E03VJLL
 Rnwl
IBM Lotus Connections Authorized User Lic + SW S&S 12    D6158LL
 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections Authorized User SW S&S Reinstate   D615ILL
 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections for Extranet Proc Value Unit       E03VKLL
 (PVU) Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Connections for Extranet Proc Value Unit       D615JLL
 (PVU) Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections for Extranet Proc Value Unt (PVU)  D615KLL
 SW S&S Reinst 12 Mo

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

IBM Lotus Connections

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Lotus Connections
IBM Lotus Connections       Tradeup to Cnnctns AU Lnx   D0C5ELL
 activities                  Sz fr Cnnctns activities
                             AU Lnx Sz Lic+SW S&S12Mo
IBM Lotus Connections       Tradeup to Cnnctns AU Lnx   D0C5DLL
 profiles                    Sz fr Cnnctns profiles AU
                             Lnx Sz Lic+SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections       Tradeup to Lotus Cnnctns    D6157LL
 activities                  AU from Cnnctns activities
                             AU Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections       Tradeup to Lotus Connctns   D615BLL
 profiles                    AU from Cnnctns profiles
                             AU Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Lotus Connections V2.5.0
IBM Lotus Connections V2.5 Multiplatform Multilingual    AY00AML
 Media Pack

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.

Lotus Connections V2.5.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Lotus Connection        IBM Lotus Connections V2.5  AY00AML
 Profiles Authorized User    Multiplatform Multilingual
 for Linux on System z       Media Pack
IBM Lotus Connections       IBM Lotus Connections V2.5  AY00AML
 Authorized User for Linux   Multiplatform Multilingual
 on System z                 Media Pack
IBM Lotus Connections       IBM Lotus Connections V2.5  AY00AML
 Processor Value Unit for    Multiplatform Multilingual
 Linux on System z           Media Pack
IBM Lotus Connections       IBM Lotus Connections V2.5  AY00AML
 activities per Authorized   Multiplatform Multilingual
 User                        Media Pack
IBM Lotus Connections per   IBM Lotus Connections V2.5  AY00AML
 Authorized User             Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Lotus Connections per   IBM Lotus Connections V2.5  AY00AML
 Processor Value Unit        Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Lotus Connections       IBM Lotus Connections V2.5  AY00AML
 profiles per Authorized     Multiplatform Multilingual
 User                        Media Pack
User for Linux on System z  IBM Lotus Connections V2.5  AY00AML
 IBM Lotus Connection        Multiplatform Multilingual
 activities Authorized User  Media Pack
 for Linux on System z

Cross-platform products

Cross-platform product for use on System z

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on System z servers or when the product will be communicating and/or transferring data between a distributed server and a System z server. Otherwise order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement

Cross-platform product for use on System z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

IBM Lotus Connections

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Connections profiles
IBM Lotus Connections profiles AU for Linux on Sys z SW  D0C3LLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections profiles Auth Usr for Linux on     E08CILL
 Sys z Annl SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Connections profiles Auth Usr for Linux on     D0C3KLL
 Sys z Lic+SW S&S 12 Mo

IBM Lotus Connections

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Connections activities
IBM Lotus Connections activities AU Linux on Sys z SW    D0C3PLL
 S&S Reinst 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections activities Auth User for Linux on  D0C3NLL
 Sys z Lic+SW S&S 12
IBM Lotus Connections activities Auth Usr for Lnx on     E08CKLL
 Sys z Annl SW S&S Rnwl

IBM Lotus Connections

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Connections
IBM Lotus Connections Auth Usr Linux on Sys z Annual SW  E08CGLL
 S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Connections Auth Usr Linux on Sys z Lic + SW   D0C3GLL
 S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections Auth Usr Linux on Sys z SW S&S     D0C3HLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections for Extranet PVU for Lnx Sys z     E08CHLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Connections for Extranet PVU for Lnx Sys z     D0C3ILL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections for Extranet PVU for Lnx Sys z SW  D0C3JLL
 S&S Reinst 12Mo

 
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The terms and conditions for IBM Lotus Connections, as previously announced in Software Announcement 209-210, dated August 18, 2009.

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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.


 
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The charges are unchanged by this announcement.

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