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IBM Rational Solution for Test Automation delivers new offerings and capabilities for test virtualization and mobile test automation

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-281
June 2, 2014


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


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The modern enterprise is deploying mobile applications and multichannel web experiences to reach new clients and business opportunities. These applications are connected to back-end systems and applications using a variety of integration technologies. The IBM® Rational® Solution for Test Automation helps:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL.



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The power of always-on, connected applications creates more opportunities to interact with customers, improve efficiency, and reach markets faster. But poor application quality can quickly turn a market opportunity into a significant business risk. To complicate matters, ensuring the end-to-end quality of these critical processes is becoming very difficult with increasingly short delivery cycles.

Rational Test Workbench delivers powerful test virtualization technology that helps remove application dependencies blocking the testing cycle and lower the cost and effort of delivering test lab environments. Rational Test Workbench can help simplify testing of the most complex application environments with industry-leading support for a wide range of middleware and integration technologies from IBM, SAP, TIBCO Software Inc., Software AG, and other integration providers in finance, healthcare, and B2B.

Rational Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition is an offering that delivers the core mobile test automation features of Rational Test Workbench to development and test teams focused exclusively on mobile. It is designed to provide an easy-to-use and powerful solution to help ensure the quality of your mobile applications.

The Rational Solution for Test Automation is part of the IBM MobileFirst Platform and integrates with IBM Worklight® and the IBM Mobile Development Lifecycle Solution making software quality an integral part of the application development cycle.



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



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Planned availability date
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June 13, 2014: Electronic availability



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Description
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The Rational Solution for Test Automation includes the following offerings and capabilities:

Rational Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition V8.5.1

Designed for the mobile developer and test professional, the Rational Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition V8.5.1 delivers:

Rational Test Workbench

Rational Test Workbench V8.6 delivers the following new and enhanced features:

Rational Test Virtualization Server and Rational Performance Test Server

Release 8.6 of Rational Test Virtualization Server and Rational Performance Test Server includes the following new and enhanced features:

Note that Rational Performance Tester supports load and performance testing, it does not provide virtualization. Rational test Virtualization server provides both load and virtualization capability.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Rational Performance Test Server is capable as of June 13, 2014 , 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 US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following website

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


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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5725-G93   8.6.0                        IBM Rational Performance
                                         Test Server
5725-G94   8.6.0                        IBM Rational Test
                                         Virtualization Server
5725-G79   8.6.0                        IBM Rational Test
                                         Workbench



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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with these products.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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 US) 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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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Disk space:

Display: Minimum 1024 X 768 resolution using 256 colors, or higher for best results; for Agent Controller only, minimum 800 X 600 display using 256 colors, or higher, for best results.

Memory: Minimum for the Rational Performance Tester workbench: 1 GB of RAM; minimum for just the Agent Controller: 500 MB of RAM. For best results with large test runs, use 2 GB of RAM.

Processor: Minimum of 1.5 GHz Intel™ Pentium™ 4 (or higher, for best results). For best results with large test runs, use a 2 GHz, or higher, Intel Pentium dual-core processor.

Other hardware: Microsoft™ mouse or compatible pointing device.

Software requirements

Operating systems

AIX®

Linux

Mac OS

Mobile OS

Solaris

Windows

z/OS®

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

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express®. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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 Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

Security, auditability, and control

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

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Rational Performance Test       Software        Software
 Server                              Quality         Quality
IBM Rational Test Virtualization    Software        Software
 Server                              Quality         Quality
IBM Rational Test Workbench         Software        Software
                                     Quality         Quality
IBM Rational Test Workbench Mobile  Software        Software
 Test Edition                        Quality         Quality

Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Rational Performance Test Server  5725-G93   Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Rational Performance Test Server  5725-G93   Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit for
                                                  System z
IBM Rational Test Virtualization      5725-G94   Per Processor
 Server                                           Value Unit for
                                                  System z
IBM Rational Test Virtualization      5725-G94   Per Processor
 Server                                           Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Rational Test Workbench           5725-G79   Per Floating
                                                  User Single
                                                  Install for
                                                  System z
IBM Rational Test Workbench           5725-G79   Per Authorized
                                                  User Single
                                                  Install
IBM Rational Test Workbench           5725-G79   Per Authorized
                                                  User Single
                                                  Install for
                                                  System z
IBM Rational Test Workbench           5725-G79   Per Floating
                                                  User Single
                                                  Install
IBM Rational Test Workbench Mobile    5725-G79   Per Authorized
 Test Edition                                     User Single
                                                  Install
IBM Rational Test Workbench Mobile    5725-G79   Per Floating
 Test Edition                                     User Single
                                                  Install

Charge metrics definitions

Install

Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each install of the program.

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type and model number at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html
and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to web page below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores 1 in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html

1
An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes:

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Rational Performance Test Server

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Performance Test Server
Rational Performance Test Server Proc VU for Sys z       D12XCLL
 Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rational Performance Test Server Proc VU for Sys z       E0J2XLL
 SubSq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rational Performance Test Server Processor VU Initl FT   D12XBLL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rational Performance Test Server Processor VU SubSq FT   E0J2WLL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rational Performance Test Sever Proc VU for Sys z        E0DU5LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Rational Performance Test Sever Proc VU for Sys z Lic +  D0PTXLL
 SW S&S 12 Mo
Rational Performance Test Sever Proc VU for Sys z SW     D0PTYLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
Rational Performance Test Sever Processor Value Unit     E0DU4LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Rational Performance Test Sever Processor Value Unit     D0PTVLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Rational Performance Test Sever Processor Value Unit SW  D0PTWLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server
Rational Test Virtualization Server PVU Sysz Initl FT    D12XALL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rational Test Virtualization Server PVU Sysz SubSq FT    E0J2VLL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rational Test Virtualization Server Processor VU Initl   D12X8LL
 FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rational Test Virtualization Server Processor VU SubSq   E0J2TLL
 FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rational Test Virtualization Svr Proc VU for Sys z Lic   D0PU1LL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
Rational Test Virtualization Svr Proc VU for Sys z SW    D0PU2LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
Rational Test Virtualization Svr Processor Value Unit    E0DU6LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Rational Test Virtualization Svr Processor Value Unit    D0PTZLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Rational Test Virtualization Svr Processor Value Unit    D0PU0LL
 SW S&S Reinstate 12Mo
Ratl Test Virtualization Svr Processor VU for Sys z      E0DU7LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl

IBM Rational Test Workbench

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Test Workbench
IBM Rational Test Workbench Float User Single Inst       E0DTKLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Rational Test Workbench Float User Single Inst Lic   D0PRPLL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Test Workbench Float User Single Inst SW    D0PRQLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
Rational Test Workbench Authorized Usr Single Inst       E0DTRLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Rational Test Workbench Authorized Usr Single Inst Lic   D0PS7LL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
Rational Test Workbench Authorized Usr Single Inst SW    D0PS8LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
Rational Test Workbench FTL Auth Usr Single Inst Initl   D0PSSLL
 FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rational Test Workbench FTL Auth Usr Single Inst Subsq   E0DTYLL
 FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rational Test Workbench FTL Float Usr Single Inst Initl  D0PS1LL
 FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rational Test Workbench FTL Float Usr Single Inst Subsq  E0DTMLL
 FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo

IBM Rational Test Workbench

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition
IBM Ratl Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition AUSI Annual  E0JV1LL
 SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Ratl Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition AUSI Initl   D15L4LL
 FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
IBM Ratl Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition AUSI Lic +   D15RLLL
 SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Ratl Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition AUSI SW S&S  D15RMLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Ratl Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition AUSI SubSq   E0JSLLL
 FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
IBM Ratl Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition FUSI Annual  E0JV0LL
 SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Ratl Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition FUSI Initl   D15L3LL
 FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
IBM Ratl Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition FUSI Lic +   D15RILL
 SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Ratl Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition FUSI SW S&S  D15RJLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Ratl Test Workbench Mobile Test Edition FUSI SubSq   E0JSKLL
 FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

IBM Rational Test Workbench

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Trade-up
                                                        part
                                                        number
 
IBM Rational Test
 Workbench Mobile Test
 Edition
IBM Rational Test           RTW MTE FUSI from RTW MTE   D15RKLL
 Workbench Mobile Test       AUSI Trdup Lic + SW S&S 12
 Edition                     Mo

IBM Rational Test Workbench

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Trade-up
                                                        part
                                                        number
 
IBM Rational Test
 Workbench
IBM Rational Functional     Rational Test Workbench     D0PS9LL
 Tester                      AUSI frm Ratl Fct Tstr
                             AUSI Trade Up Lic+S&S 12
                             Mo
IBM Rational Performance    Rational Test Workbench     D0PSBLL
 Tester                      AUSI frm Ratl Perf Tstr
                             AUSI Trade Up Lic+S&S 12
                             Mo
IBM Rational Service        Rational Test Workbench     D0PSALL
 Tester for SOA Quality      AUSI frm Ratl Srvc Tstr
                             AUSI Trade Up Lic+S&S 12
                             Mo
IBM Rational Functional     Rational Test Workbench     D0PRRLL
 Tester                      FUSI fr Rational Fct
                             Tester FUSI TrdUp Lic+S&S
                             12Mo
IBM Rational Service        Rational Test Workbench     D0PRSLL
 Tester for SOA Quality      FUSI fr Rational Srvc Tstr
                             FUSI TrdUp Lic+S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Performance    Rational Test Workbench     D0PRTLL
 Tester                      FUSI frm Rational Perf
                             Tester TradeUp Lic+S&S 12
                             Mo
IBM Rational Test           Rational Test Workbench     D0PRULL
 Workbench                   FUSI frm Ratl Test Wrkbnch
                             AUSI TrdUp Lic+S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Test Workbench V8.6.0
IBM Rational Test Workbench Other V8.6.0 Mass Market     N/A
 Product DVD Media Pac
Ratl Test Virtualization Svr V8.6.0
Ratl Test Virtualization Svr Other V8.6.0 Mass Market    N/A
 Product DVD Media Pa
Ratnl Performance Test Sever V8.6.0
Ratnl Performance Test Sever Other V8.6.0 Mass Market    N/A
 Product DVD Media Pa

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.

Ratnl Performance Test Sever V8.6.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Rational Performance    Ratnl Performance Test      N/A
 Test Server Processor       Sever Other V8.6.0 Mass
 Value Unit                  Market Product DVD Media
                             Pa
IBM Rational Performance    Ratnl Performance Test      N/A
 Test Server Processor       Sever Other V8.6.0 Mass
 Value Unit for System z     Market Product DVD Media
                             Pa

Ratl Test Virtualization Svr V8.6.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Rational Test           Ratl Test Virtualization    N/A
 Virtualization Server       Svr Other V8.6.0 Mass
 Processor Value Unit        Market Product DVD Media
                             Pa
IBM Rational Test           Ratl Test Virtualization    N/A
 Virtualization Server       Svr Other V8.6.0 Mass
 Processor Value Unit for    Market Product DVD Media
 System z                    Pa

IBM Rational Test Workbench V8.6.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Rational Test           IBM Rational Test           N/A
 Workbench Authorized User   Workbench Other V8.6.0
 Single Install              Mass Market Product DVD
                             Media Pac
IBM Rational Test           IBM Rational Test           N/A
 Workbench Authorized User   Workbench Other V8.6.0
 Single Install for System   Mass Market Product DVD
 z                           Media Pac
IBM Rational Test           IBM Rational Test           N/A
 Workbench Floating User     Workbench Other V8.6.0
 Single Install              Mass Market Product DVD
                             Media Pac
IBM Rational Test           IBM Rational Test           N/A
 Workbench Floating User     Workbench Other V8.6.0
 Single Install for System   Mass Market Product DVD
 z                           Media Pac

N/A = Not applicable

Cross-platform products

Cross-platform products 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 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

IBM Rational Test Workbench

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Test Workbench
Rational Test Workbench Auth Usr Single Inst Sys z       E0DTSLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Rational Test Workbench Auth Usr Single Inst Sys z Lic   D0PSCLL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
Rational Test Workbench Auth Usr Single Inst Sys z SW    D0PSDLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
Rational Test Wrkbnch Flt User Single Inst Sys z Annual  E0DTLLL
 SW S&S Rnwl
Rational Test Wrkbnch Flt User Single Inst Sys z Lic +   D0PRVLL
 SW S&S 12 Mo
Rational Test Wrkbnch Flt User Single Inst Sys z SW S&S  D0PRWLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
Rational Tst Wrkbnch FTL Auth Usr Sngle Inst Sys z       D0PSTLL
 Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rational Tst Wrkbnch FTL Auth Usr Sngle Inst Sys z       E0DTZLL
 Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rtnl Test Workbench FTL Float Usr Sngle Inst Sys z       D0PS2LL
 Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rtnl Test Workbench FTL Float Usr Sngle Inst Sys z       E0DTNLL
 Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo

Cross-platform product for use on System z IFL engines and/or zEnterprise® BladeCenter® Extension

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and/or Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run in these environments, 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.

Trade-up licenses for cross-platform products

IBM Rational Test Workbench

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Rational Test
 Workbench
IBM Rational Functional     Rational Test Workbench     D0PSELL
 Tester                      AUSI z frm Ratl FCT Tstr
                             AUSI z TrdUp Lic+S&S 12 Mo
IBM Rational Service        Rational Test Workbench     D0PSFLL
 Tester for SOA Quality      AUSI z frm Ratl Srvc Tstr
                             AUSI z TrdUp Lic+S&S 12Mo
IBM Rational Test           Rational Test Workbench     D0PS0LL
 Workbench                   FUSI z fr Ratl Tst Wkbench
                             AUSI zTrdUp Lic+S&S 12Mo
IBM Rational Functional     Rational Test Workbench     D0PRXLL
 Tester                      FUSIz frm Ratl Funct Tstr
                             FUSI z TrdUp Lic+S&S 12Mo
IBM Rational Service        Rational Test Workbench     D0PRYLL
 Tester for SOA Quality      FUSIz frm Ratl Srvc Tstr
                             FUSI z TrdUp Lic+S&S 12 Mo



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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 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.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information numbers
Program name                              Program    LI number
                                          number
 
IBM Rational Performance Test Server      5725-G93   L-JCHT-8T9JKB
IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server   5725-G94   L-JCHT-8T9JN5
IBM Rational Test Workbench               5725-G79   L-JCHT-8RJT3S

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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 version or release 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 (modifications or fixes), 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

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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

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

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support 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 Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support 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, 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

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support 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 website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

Statement of good security practices

IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered destroyed or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Passport Advantage

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

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

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller


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

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
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For IBM Business Partner: pwcs@us.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
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            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

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IBM, Rational, Worklight, System z, CICS, Passport Advantage, AIX, POWER, z/OS, Express, zEnterprise, BladeCenter, System i and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

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http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/