IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition V9.1 delivers knowledge driven search

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-149
June 22, 2010

 
 ENUS210-149.PDF (97KB)

Table of contents
Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now
Publications Publications

(Corrected on June 30, 2010)

Updated Hardware requirements and Packaging sections.
 
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Overview
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Content is often spread across repositories in an organization between shared drives and folders, SharePoint, Lotus®, and Livelink. Finding the content that matters to a knowledge worker can be difficult with the wrong search solution, and nearly impossible without any search capabilities. Compounding the difficulties is the business requirement to ensure the security of information and scalability of the solution. IBM® OmniFind™ Enterprise Edition V9.1 helps users find content by providing a customizable scalable platform for enterprise search with robust security capabilities users can configure to ensure that only the content a user is allowed to view is shown in search results pages.

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition provides connectors to enterprise repositories to support the index aggregation of content across structured and unstructured repositories, along with robust APIs for embedding search components as ingredients in composite applications, portals or mashups allowing businesses to leverage their information across corporate interfaces.

Knowledge driven search enables organizations to:

  • Accelerate time to knowledge
  • Provide greater accuracy
  • Deliver business context with enterprise search

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition V9.1 enables the five pillars of knowledge driven search:

  • Dynamic - Delivers complete dynamic facet capabilities, type-ahead search, real-time content alerting, and is reactive to search-led content exploration.
  • Tailorable - Delivers business adjustable relevancy and standardization to the Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA).
  • Supportable - Delivers search on 20 plus platforms, connects to 30 plus repositories.
  • Secure - Delivers enforced security across content repositories.
  • Scalable - Lucene-based index provides enterprise level scalability.

 
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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Technical information section.


 
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Planned availability date
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June 25, 2010: Electronic availability

June 25, 2010: Media availability


 
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Description
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IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition V9.1 includes many technical and feature enhancements. Six key enhancements include:

  1. Scalability - Leveraging the Lucene index will allow you to index more content while simultaneously reducing the amount of resources required to store the full text index and perform queries.
  2. Usability - Faceted search allows you to visually drill through content organized in a classification hierarchy based on typed or extracted entity identifiers.
  3. Usability - Saved searches allow users to save searches for future re-execution. This is commonly requested by enterprise search customers who are using search to report on new or changing unstructured business content.
  4. Usability - Search agents allow users to be proactively alerted when content related to a specific query is newly indexed.
  5. Reach - Native crawlers for IBM FileNet® Content Manager and Microsoft® Sharepoint.
  6. Platform - Native Linux® for System z® support for runtime execution.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition is capable as of June 25, 2010 , when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following Web site

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

 
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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
OmniFind Ent Starter Ed        Multilingual    June 25, 2010
 V9.1.0                         (Portuguese,
                                French,
                                Danish,
                                Russian,
                                Hebrew,
                                Arabic,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Norwegian
                                Bokmal,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Swedish,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Hungarian,
                                English,
                                Slovenian,
                                Greek,
                                Turkish,
                                Dutch, Czech,
                                Slovakian,
                                Italian,
                                Finnish,
                                Polish)
OmniFind Enterprise Edition    Multilingual    June 25, 2010
 V9.1.0                         (Portuguese,
                                French,
                                Danish,
                                Russian,
                                Hebrew,
                                Arabic,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Norwegian
                                Bokmal,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Swedish,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Hungarian,
                                English,
                                Slovenian,
                                Greek,
                                Turkish,
                                Dutch, Czech,
                                Slovakian,
                                Italian,
                                Finnish,
                                Polish)

 
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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-L31   9.1.0                        IBM OmniFind Enterprise
                                        Edition

 
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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.ibm.com/services/learning/

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


 
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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

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

 
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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

The documentation is available in PDF or HTML format.

The PDF documents are installed in the ES_INSTALL_ROOT/docs/locale/pdf directories or you can download PDFs from the OmniFind Enterprise Edition library page at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=63&uid=swg27018049

HTML documentation is available through the installed Information Center, which users can access by clicking Help. Instead of the installed Information Center, you can choose to use the Information Center that is at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/discover/v9r1m0/

A comprehensive Information Roadmap is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=63&uid=swg27018050

The following documentation is provided:

  • Quick Start Guide. A hardcopy version in English, French, and Japanese is included in the product package.
  • Detailed system requirements at
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=63&uid=swg27017874
  • Release Notes at
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/discover/v9r1m0/topic/com.ibm.discovery.es.rn.doc/iiyreleasenotes.htm
  • Installation Guide for Enterprise Search
  • Administering Enterprise Search
  • Programming Guide and API Reference
  • Troubleshooting Guide and Messages Reference
  • Text Analysis Integration

 
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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The exact hardware configuration to support a specific environment with satisfactory response time varies, depending on the number of documents to be searched, the search application requirements, server workload, number of users, and other factors.

Server operating systems (one of the following)

  • IBM AIX® V5.3 (64 bit)
  • IBM AIX V6.1 (64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows® Server 2003 Enterprise Edition R2 SP2 or SP2 (32 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition R2 or SP2 (64 bit)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 (32 bit)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 (64 bit)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advance Server 5.0 (32 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advance Server 5.0 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advance Server 5.0 on System z (64 bit)
  • Oracle Solaris 10 (SPARC)

Java™ Runtime Environment (server)

  • Java Runtime Environment V1.6 (32 bit or 64 bit) (included)

Client browsers (one of following)

Clients running one of the following Web browsers can access and run the IBM OmniFind Web applications. Client systems must have the necessary hardware to support a browser that supports frames, Javascript, and Adobe® Flash Player 10.x.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6

Web Application Server (one of following)

  • Jetty 6.1.22 (included)
  • IBM WebSphere® Application Server V6.1, base edition (optional)
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0, base edition and network deployment (optional)
Software requirements

Minimum requirements for operating systems

  • IBM AIX (64-bit support)
    • IBM AIX V5.3 (maintenance level 3)
    • IBM AIX V6.1 (maintenance level 3)
  • Microsoft Windows (32-bit support)
    • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 2, and R2 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows (64-bit support)
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 2 and R2
  • Oracle Solaris operating environment (64-bit support (Solaris SPARC))
    • Oracle Solaris 10, with patch 118833-36
For a more detailed and up-to-date list of prerequisite software, visit
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=63&uid=swg27017874

Other software:

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0 (recommended and included with IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition and OmniFind Enterprise Starter Edition).
  • Access to some data sources requires IBM Content Integrator V8.5.1 (included with IBM OmniFind Enterprise and OmniFind Enterprise Starter Edition).

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition V9.1 includes the following:

  • OmniFind Enterprise Edition Quick Start Guide
  • OmniFind Enterprise Edition and OmniFind Enterprise Starter Edition Quick Start CD, which includes softcopy product publications:
    • OmniFind Enterprise Edition Programming Guide and API Reference for Enterprise Search
    • OmniFind Enterprise Edition Administering Enterprise Search
    • OmniFind Enterprise Edition Installation Guide for Enterprise Search
    • OmniFind Enterprise Edition Troubleshooting Guide and Messages Reference
    • OmniFind Enterprise Edition Quick Start Guide
    • OmniFind Enterprise Edition Text Analysis Integration
  • OmniFind Enterprise Edition DVD, which also includes the softcopy product publications
  • WebSphere Application Server V7.0 CD for limited use with OmniFind Enterprise Edition on all supported platforms
  • WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Supplements CD for limited use with OmniFind Enterprise Edition
  • Content Integrator V8.5.1 DVD for limited use with OmniFind Enterprise Edition

Security, auditability, and control

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition 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
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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 OmniFind Enterprise Edition     IBM OmniFind    IBM OmniFind
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition     IBM OmniFind    IBM OmniFind
 Non-Production
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Starter     IBM OmniFind    IBM OmniFind
 Edition
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition       5724-L31   Per Connector
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition       5724-L31   Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit (PVU)
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition       5724-L31   PROCESSOR-Days
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition       5724-L31   Per Processor
 Non-Production                                   Value Unit (PVU)
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Starter       5724-L31   PA Per Connector
 Edition
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Starter       5724-L31   Per Processor
 Edition                                          Value Unit (PVU)

Charge metrics definitions

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which this software product can be licensed. PVU entitlements are based on processor technology (defined within the PVU table* by processor vendor, brand, type and model number). IBM continues to define a processor, for purposes of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. Each software product has a unique price per PVU. To determine the total cost of deploying an individual software product in a specific hardware environment, you must take the following steps:

  1. For each processor core in the hardware environment on which the software product is to be licensed, determine the PVU requirement based on its processor technology per the PVU table*.
  2. Add the PVU requirements for all processor cores in the hardware environment.
  3. Multiply the software product's price per PVU by the total number of PVUs required as determined in step 2 above.

PVU entitlements are specific to a software product and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with PVU entitlements of another software product.

Unless you have deployed eligible sub-capacity products according to the sub-capacity* terms, you must obtain PVU Proof of Entitlements (PoEs) for the maximum number of activated** physical processor cores in the hardware environment made available to or managed by the software product. This is also referred to as full capacity licensing.

** Activated processor cores are physical processor cores that are available for use in a server. They include processor cores:

  • That are activated (available for use) when the server is shipped by the manufacturer
  • That are activated subsequently through activation codes purchased from the server manufacturer by the customer
  • Whose capacity can be limited by the customer through virtualization technologies, operating system commands and BIOS settings

* For information regarding PVU and sub-capacity licensing, including the latest PVU table, visit

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

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition
OmniFind Enterprise Ed Per Connector Annual SW S&S Rnwl  E01PLLL
OmniFind Enterprise Ed Per Connector Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo  D54U2LL
OmniFind Enterprise Ed Per Connector SW S&S Reinstate    D54U3LL
 12 Mo
OmniFind Enterprise Ed Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)    E02E3LL
 Annual SW S&S R
OmniFind Enterprise Ed Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)    D5720LL
 Lic + SW S&S 12
OmniFind Enterprise Ed Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)    D5723LL
 SW S&S Reinstat

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition Non-Production
OmniFind Enterprise Ed Non-Production PVU Annual SW S&S  E08LELL
 Rnwl
OmniFind Enterprise Ed Non-Production PVU Lic + SW S&S   D0CK1LL
 12 Mo
OmniFind Enterprise Ed Non-Production PVU SW S&S         D0CK2LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Starter Edition
OmniFind Enterprise Starter Edition Connector Annual SW  E02V2LL
 S&S Rnwl
OmniFind Enterprise Starter Edition Connector Lic + SW   D594WLL
 S&S 12 Mo
OmniFind Enterprise Starter Edition Connector SW S&S     D594XLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
OmniFind Enterprise Starter Edition Value Unit Annual    E02Z7LL
 SW S&S Rnwl
OmniFind Enterprise Starter Edition Value Unit Lic + SW  D59G3LL
 S&S 12 Mo
OmniFind Enterprise Starter Edition Value Unit SW S&S    D59G4LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
OmniFind Ent Starter Ed V9.1.0
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Starter Edition V9.1 MP ML       BF04DML
 Media Pack
OmniFind Enterprise Edition V9.1.0
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition V9.1 Multiplatform       BF04CML
 Multilingual 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.

OmniFind Enterprise Edition V9.1.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM OmniFind Enterprise     IBM OmniFind Enterprise     BF04CML
 Edition Non-Production      Edition V9.1 Multiplatform
 Processor Value Unit        Multilingual Media Pack
OmniFind Enterprise         IBM OmniFind Enterprise     BF04CML
 Edition Connector           Edition V9.1 Multiplatform
                             Multilingual Media Pack
OmniFind Enterprise         IBM OmniFind Enterprise     BF04CML
 Edition Value Unit          Edition V9.1 Multiplatform
                             Multilingual Media Pack

OmniFind Ent Starter Ed V9.1.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
OmniFind Enterprise         IBM OmniFind Enterprise     BF04DML
 Starter Edition Connector   Starter Edition V9.1 MP ML
                             Media Pack
OmniFind Enterprise         IBM OmniFind Enterprise     BF04DML
 Starter Edition Value Unit  Starter Edition V9.1 MP ML
                             Media Pack

On/Off CoD

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
OmniFind Enterprise Ed PROCESSOR-Day(s) Per Use-Day      D59MXLL
OOCoD

 
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Terms and conditions
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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, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and 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.

License Information form numbers
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition           5724-L31   L-DDCY-83ZRPN

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Money-back guarantee

For clarification, note that 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 Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

  • For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's 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

The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

 
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition:  No
Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

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

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

Usage restriction

Yes

International Passport Agreement
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance)
Other terms
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

On/Off CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract - Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries® and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand - Software - must be signed prior to use.


 
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http://www.ibm.com/financing

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Trademarks

OmniFind is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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