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IBM US Announcement Letter

IBM Rational test automation solution delivers virtualized services to help improve agility and accelerate application test cycles

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-177
May 29, 2012

ENUS212-177.PDF ENUS212-177.PDF

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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Change is a constant in software application delivery whether introduced by business drivers, compliance mandates, or the normal flow of software maintenance. This constant change demands superior business agility - faster development, faster testing, and shorter release cycles with reduced risk - but agility is being challenged by the increasing cost and complexity of software application environments. The new Rational® test automation portfolio delivers comprehensive application service virtualization and test integration capability to reduce the cost and effort of delivering complex test environments and enable continuous integration to improve the return of software quality activities.

For ordering, contact Your IBM® representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255). Reference: AE001



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Today's applications and manufactured products are increasingly complex. They comprise an unprecedented level of connectivity and dependency between systems, processes, and infrastructure. Whether deployed in traditional software development or cloud environments, businesses are able to create products, systems, and services that are increasingly instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent.

While software fuels this innovation and growth, challenges are emerging to test these composite, heterogeneous applications, products, and services. In the mean time, software development teams find innovative ways to increase agility and test teams struggle with managing this complexity and matching the speed at which code is delivered for testing.

The new IBM test automation solution is designed to help address the challenges of testing highly integrated and complex systems. Whether legacy or modern architectures ( IBM , TIBCO, Software AG, SAP, Oracle, or other integration environments), the new Rational solution:

This rich set of capabilities significantly reduces the cost of provisioning and maintaining test environments and shortens test cycle times by moving integration testing earlier in the development life cycle. The result - faster product and service delivery with improved quality and reduced risk.



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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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Description
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The new Rational test automation solution includes the following products and capabilities:

Rational Test Workbench

Designed for the test professional, the Rational Test Workbench combines Rational automation capability for functional, integration, and performance testing. In addition to advanced IBM functional and performance test capability, Rational Test Workbench delivers earlier, end-to-end continuous integration testing across hardware, software, and cloud-based dependencies. With a scriptless, wizard-driving test authoring environment and 70+ technologies and protocols supported out of the box, this offering is uniquely positioned to accelerate productivity and test delivery.

Rational Performance Test Server

With Rational Performance Test Server, you can reuse your functional integration tests, blending together different types of interaction to assess the impact of real loads on your integrated infrastructure. Rational Performance Test Server also includes our application-level load testing capabilities for a complete view of performance and scalability across all components of your composite application.

Rational Test Virtualization Server

Model and simulate real system behavior to eliminate system test dependencies and reduce the setup and infrastructure costs of traditional testing environments. Virtualized services can be deployed and replaced without having to reconfigure the original application environment, saving time and avoiding configuration errors that can affect your testing success.

Through this comprehensive set of capabilities, the Rational test automation solution advances your agile software development practices by:

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server is capable as of June 15, 2012 , 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 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    
number     VRM     Program name
 
5725-G93   8.0.0   Rational Performance Test Server
5725-G94   8.0.0   Rational Test Virtualization Server
5725-G79   8.0.0   Rational Test Workbench


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Offering Information
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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.

IBM Product Information Center

http://www.ibm.com/support/publications/us/library/

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 U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. Many 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: 3 GB of free disk space (full install)

Memory: 4 GB or greater of RAM

Processor: Minimum 2 GHz Intel™ Core 2 Duo processor or equivalent

Display: Minimum 1024 x 768 resolution using 256 colors (or higher, for best results)

Software requirements

Databases

Integration

Web browsers - Mozilla Firefox 10.0 and future fix packs

Operating systems

AIX®

Linux™

Solaris

Windows™

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

Customer responsibilities

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

Rational Test Workbench

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

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized User Single Install

Authorized User Single Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. An Install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers, but if the Authorized User has accessed or has access to more than one Install of the program, the Authorized User requires a separate entitlement for each such Install. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User given access to the program on each Install in any manner directly or indirectly (for example: via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies: Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate User of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Floating User Single Install

Floating User Single Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A Floating User is a person who is accessing the program at any particular point in time. An Install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers, but if the Floating User simultaneously accesses more than one Install of the program, the Floating User requires a separate entitlement for each such Install. Licensee must obtain separate entitlements for each Floating User simultaneously accessing the program on each Install in any manner directly or indirectly (for example: via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies: Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate User of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

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* 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_specific_virtualization_technologies.html

* 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

Some programs may require licenses for the program AND what is being managed. In that case, the following applies: In addition to the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.

Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies. Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.

A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies. Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the program, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the referenced program as if the program itself were executing everywhere the referenced program was executing, independent of the basis on which the referenced program is licensed.

Passport Advantage program licenses

Rational Performance Test Server

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Performance Test Server
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

Rational Test Virtualization Server

IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server
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

Rational Test Workbench

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

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

Rational Test Workbench

                                                        Trade-up
                                                        part
Precursor product           Trade-up product            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 V8.0.0
IBM Rational Test Workbench V8.0.0 DVD Media Pack        BT0HBML
 Multilingual
Ratl Test Virtualization Svr V8.0.0
Rational Test Virtualization Server V8.0.0 DVD Media     BT0HDML
 Pack Multilingual
Ratnl Performance Test Sever V8.0.0
Rational Performance Test Sever V8.0.0 DVD Media Pack    BT0HCML
 Multilingual

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.

Rational Performance Test Server V8.0.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Rational Performance    Rational Performance Test   BT0HCML
 Test Server Processor       Sever V8.0.0 DVD Media
 Value Unit                  Pack Multilingual
IBM Rational Performance    Rational Performance Test   BT0HCML
 Test Server Processor       Sever V8.0.0 DVD Media
 Value Unit for System z®     Pack Multilingual

Rational Test Virtualization Server V8.0.0

IBM Rational Test           Rational Test               BT0HDML
 Virtualization Server       Virtualization Server
 Processor Value Unit        V8.0.0 DVD Media Pack
                             Multilingual
IBM Rational Test           Rational Test               BT0HDML
 Virtualization Server       Virtualization Server
 Processor Value Unit for    V8.0.0 DVD Media Pack
 System z                    Multilingual

Rational Test Workbench V8.0.0

IBM Rational Test           IBM Rational Test           BT0HBML
 Workbench Authorized User   Workbench V8.0.0 DVD Media
 Single Install              Pack Multilingual
IBM Rational Test           IBM Rational Test           BT0HBML
 Workbench Authorized User   Workbench V8.0.0 DVD Media
 Single Install for System   Pack Multilingual
 z
IBM Rational Test           IBM Rational Test           BT0HBML
 Workbench Floating User     Workbench V8.0.0 DVD Media
 Single Install              Pack Multilingual
IBM Rational Test           IBM Rational Test           BT0HBML
 Workbench Floating User     Workbench V8.0.0 DVD Media
 Single Install for System   Pack Multilingual
 z

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

Rational Performance Test Server

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Performance Test Server
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 Test Virtualization Server

IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server
Rational Test Virtualization Svr Proc VU for Sys z       E0DU7LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
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 Workbench

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

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.

Trade-up licenses for cross-platform products

Rational Test Workbench

                                                        Part
Precursor product           Trade-up product            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 form number
Program name                              Program    Form 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.

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.

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.

Usage restriction

Yes. For additional information, refer to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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

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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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus, if applicable. 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 order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 1 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com

For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.ibm.com
Mail:
IBM Teleweb Customer Support
ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
Markham, Ontario
Canada
L3R 2Z1
Reference: AE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

Rational, IBM, Passport Advantage, AIX, POWER, Express and System z are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only.Additional terms of use are located at:

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

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

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