IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool for WebSphere Development Studio V6.0.1 with HATS technology delivers an integrated modernization solution for the IBM System i5 marketplace

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-023
January 31, 2006

 

 ENUS206-023.PDF (51KB)

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Planning statement TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

As of i5/OS V5R4, this new offering delivers:

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Overview

IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool — with HATS technology (WDHT) is a runtime enabler allowing the WebFacing Tool and Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) technologies to work together in an integrated fashion. Both WebFacing Tool and HATS Toolkit customers can work seamlessly with their existing projects, while taking advantage of the new capabilities when combined with i5/OS™ V5R4.

New capability

Web-enabled applications created with the WebFacing Tool in WebSphere® Development Studio Client for iSeries™ (WDSC) cannot access system screens or non-WebFaced 5250 applications without a substantial amount of integration effort. WDHT addresses these interoperability issues. If a WebFaced application encounters system screens or non-WebFaced 5250 applications, then the "on-the-fly" transformation capabilities, included with HATS today, is leveraged to deliver the system screens or non-WebFaced 5250 application in a browser interface. This HATS capability is provided through the WebFacing Tool extensions. The system screens or non-WebFaced 5250 applications inherit the same browser style as the WebFaced application. WebFaced applications that leverage the capabilities of WDHT deliver "out-of-the-box" integration with system screens and non-WebFaced 5250 applications.

The IBM WebFacing Tool and the HATS Toolkit are included with WDSC and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries (WDSC AE). WebFacing Tool customers who do not take advantage of the new capabilities can continue to create and deploy applications from the WebFacing Tool. However, customers who take advantage of the new WebFacing Tool extensions will find that deployment for the new functions is limited to two user connections for testing purpose only. To enable the new functions for deployment to production, customers must purchase WDHT. Web-enabled applications created using the HATS Toolkit are limited to two user connections for testing purpose only. WDHT is required for deployment to production of HATS applications.

The introduction of WDHT makes HATS more affordable by eliminating the requirement for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) capacity for HATS applications working through the WebFacing server. Without the OLTP requirement for deploying a HATS application to i5/OS starting with V5R4, the overall cost of HATS solutions is significantly reduced. HATS applications can be deployed to i5/OS Standard Edition.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.


 
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Planned availability dates


 
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Description

The introduction of IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool — with HATS technology (WDHT) brings together IBM's premier refacing technologies. WDHT gives you the flexibility to use both the WebFacing Tool and Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) technologies to achieve your refacing goals. You will still find the familiar WebFacing Tool and HATS Toolkit included in WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries (WDSC) and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries (WDSC AE). WDHT acts as a runtime "enablement key" for applications created with these tools.

WebFacing Tool technology

IBM WebFacing Tool quickly, easily, and cost effectively generates Web interfaces to 5250 applications.

HATS technology

HATS includes a default transformation engine that quickly and easily generates a dynamic Web interface from a 5250 datastream. The resulting Web interface can also be customized with the HATS Toolkit.

Using WebFacing Tool and HATS technologies together

By leveraging the WebFacing Tool extension in WDSC V6.0.1, you can get "on-the-fly" conversion of 5250 applications or system screens in WebFaced applications. Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) is not required for HATS applications starting with i5/OS V5R4.

The WebFacing Tool in WDSC and WDSC AE continues to offer the same capability as in previous releases. To leverage the new WebFacing Tool extensions, you need to purchase WDHT for deployment to production. The HATS Toolkit included with WDSC and WDSC AE continues to function as previous releases. HATS applications require WDHT to deploy to production.

Refer to Software Announcement 205-022 , dated February 8, 2005, for more detailed HATS information.

For a more detailed comparison of the IBM WebFacing Tool and HATS, visit

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool for WDS iSeries is capable as of March 3, 2006, 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) can be requested via IBM's Web site


 
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Product positioning

Modernization tools

There are a number of modernization tools available in the System i5 marketplace to Web-enable 5250 applications. Most of these tools provide source-based and 5250 datastream conversion capabilities. The WebFacing Tool for source-based conversion and HATS for 5250 datastream conversion have been shipped in the last two releases of WDSC and WDSC AE. Both tools have very good Web-enabling capabilities but they did not work together. Customers were forced to choose between two good modernization solutions and this delayed their modernization efforts.

With the introduction of the WDHT, customers can leverage the capabilities of the WebFacing Tool and HATS Toolkit in one integrated modernized solution. The elimination of OLTP requirements for HATS and the new pricing options for WDHT make this new offering much more cost effective. Customers have the source-based conversion capabilities of WebFacing and the "on-the-fly" datastream conversion capabilities of HATS in one attractively priced IBM offering.
 
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Planning statement

In this release, the WDHT is required for deployment of Web-enabled applications created using either the HATS Toolkit or the WebFacing Tool extensions for interoperability with non-WebFaced 5250 applications.

Any Web applications created using the basic functions of the WebFacing Tool do not require WDHT for deployment.

In future releases of the WebFacing Tool, all deployments will require WDHT. Web-enabled applications created or updated using any subsequent release of either HATS or the WebFacing Tool in WDSC or WDSC AE will require the corresponding release of WDHT for deployment.
 
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Reference information

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Trademarks

 
i5/OS and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

News of many publications may be subscribed to via Mysupport.


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Refer to Software Announcement 206-021 , dated January 31, 2006, WebSphere® Development Studio Client for iSeries™ refresh packs V6.0.1.

Software requirements

Refer to Software Announcement 206-021 , dated January 31, 2006, WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries refresh packs V6.0.1.

The Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) Toolkit V6.0.4 is shipped in WebFacing Deployment Tool — with HATS technology (WDHT) V6.0.1. HATS Toolkit V6.0.4 is required to eliminate Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) requirements for i5/OS™ V5R4.

The HATS Toolkit V6.0.4 is an Eclipse-based plug-in to an IBM Rational® Software Development Platform IDE.

Server runtime requirements:

Pricing and test coverage favor deployment of WDHT applications to WebSphere Application Servers (WAS) running on the System i5. Web-enabled applications created with the WebFacing Tool and HATS are truly platform agnostic. These Web-enabled applications can be deployed to any platform capable of running WebSphere Application Server — Express, WebSphere Application Server, and WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, V5.1.1 and V6.0. These WAS platforms include:

Supported browsers for HATS Toolkit:

Supported browser for WebFacing Tool:

Other requirements:

HATS Toolkit limitation

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

Packaging

The Processor per Tier version of WDHT consists of the following components:

The Authorized User and Processor version of WDHT consist of the following components:

Security, auditability, and control

IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool for WDS iSeries uses the security and auditability features of the respective operating systems.

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

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

Product information

Licensed                          Product             Product
function title                    group               category
 
IBM WebFacing Deployment          IBM                 WebSphere
 Tool for WebSphere                WebSphere           Tools
 Development Studio
IBM WebFacing Deployment          IBM                 WebSphere
 Tool for WebSphere                WebSphere           Tools
 Development Studio

                                   PID               Charge unit
Program name                       number            description
 
IBM WebFacing Deployment           5724-N52          Authorized
 Tool for WebSphere                                   Users
 Development Studio
IBM WebFacing Deployment           5724-N52          Processor
 Tool for WebSphere                                   P05
 Development Studio
IBM WebFacing Deployment           5724-N52          Processor
 Tool for WebSphere                                   P10
 Development Studio
IBM WebFacing Deployment           5724-N52          Processor
 Tool for WebSphere                                   P20
 Development Studio
IBM WebFacing Deployment           5724-N52          Processor
 Tool for WebSphere                                   P30-P60
 Development Studio
IBM WebFacing Deployment           5724-N52          Processors
 Tool for WebSphere
 Development Studio

Charge metrics definitions

Refer to the Terms and conditions section.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool for WDS iSeries

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool
 for WebSphere Development Studio
 
WDHT Authorized User Competitor Tradeup                  D575VLL
 License and SW Maintenance 12 Months
WDHT Authorized Users License and SW                     D575TLL
 SW Maintenance 12 Months
WDHT Authorized Users SW                                 E02ERLL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
WDHT Authorized Users SW Maintenance                     D575ULL
 Reinstatement 12 Months
WDHT Processors Competitor Tradeup                       D575SLL
 License and SW Maintenance 12 Months
WDHT Processors License and SW                           D575QLL
 Maintenance 12 Months
WDHT Processors SW Maintenance                           E02EQLL
 Annual Renewal
WDHT Processors SW Maintenance                           D575RLL
 Reinstatement 12 Months

IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool for WDS iSeries

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool
 for WebSphere Development Studio
 
WDHT Processor P05 Competitor Tradeup                    D575YLL
 License and SW Maintenance 12 Months
WDHT Processor P05 License and SW                        D575WLL
 Maintenance 12 Months
WDHT Processor P05 SW                                    E02ESLL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
WDHT Processor P05 SW Maintenance                        D575XLL
 Reinstatement 12 Months
WDHT Processor P10 Competitor Tradeup                    D5761LL
 License and SW Maintenance 12 Months
WDHT Processor P10 License and SW                        D575ZLL
 Maintenance 12 Months
WDHT Processor P10 SW                                    E02ETLL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
WDHT Processor P10 SW Maintenance                        D5760LL
 Reinstatement 12 Months
WDHT Processor P20 Competitor Tradeup                    D5764LL
 
 License and SW Maintenance 12 Months
WDHT Processor P20 License and SW                        D5762LL
 Maintenance 12 Months
WDHT Processor P20 SW                                    E02EULL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
WDHT Processor P20 SW Maintenance                        D5763LL
 Reinstatement 12 Months
WDHT Processor P30-P60 Competitor                        D5767LL
 Tradeup License and SW Maintenance
 12 Months
WDHT Processor P30-P60 License and SW                    D5765LL
 Maintenance 12 Months
WDHT Processor P30-P60 SW                                E02EVLL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
WDHT Processor P30-P60 SW Maintenance                    D5766LL
 Reinstatement 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
WDHT Tier Processor V6.0.1
Media Pack Multilingual (French, Korean,                 BA0H1ML
 Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish,
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese,
 Chinese -- Traditional, English U.S.,
 Italian) Windows 2000, Windows XP,
 Windows Server 2003 CD ROM Digital
 Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.1
 
WDHT V6.0.1
Media Pack Multilingual (French, Korean,                 BA0H2ML
 Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish,
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese,
 Chinese -- Traditional, English U.S.,
 Italian) Windows 2000, Windows XP,
 Windows Server 2003 CD ROM Digital
 Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.1

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.

WDHT V6.0.1

Entitled
maintenance
offerings                                                Part
description        Media packs description               number
 
IBM                WDHT Multilingual (French,            BA0H2ML
 WebFacing          Korean, Chinese --
 Deployment         Simplified, Spanish,
 Tool               Portuguese-Brazilian,
 w/HATS             German, Japanese, Chinese --
 Tech               Traditional, English U.S.,
 Authorized         Italian) Windows 2000,
 User               Windows XP, Windows Server
                    2003 CD ROM Digital Disk --
                    ISO 9660 Standard
 
IBM                WDHT Multilingual (French,            BA0H2ML
 WebFacing          Korean, Chinese --
 Deployment         Simplified, Spanish,
 Tool               Portuguese-Brazilian,
 w/HATS             German, Japanese, Chinese --
 Tech               Traditional, English U.S.,
 Processor          Italian) Windows 2000,
                    Windows XP, Windows Server
                    2003 CD ROM Digital Disk --
                    ISO 9660 Standard

WDHT Tier Processor V6.0.1

Entitled
maintenance
offerings                                                Part
description        Media packs description               number
 
IBM                WDHT Tier Processor                   BA0H1ML
 WebFacing          Multilingual (French,
 Deployment         Korean, Chinese --
 Tool               Simplified, Spanish,
 w/HATS             Portuguese-Brazilian,
 Tech               German, Japanese, Chinese --
 Processor          Traditional, English U.S.,
 P05                Italian) Windows 2000,
                    Windows XP, Windows Server
                    2003 CD ROM Digital Disk --
                    ISO 9660 Standard
 
IBM                WDHT Tier Processor                   BA0H1ML
 WebFacing          Multilingual (French,
 Deployment         Korean, Chinese --
 Tool               Simplified, Spanish,
 w/HATS             Portuguese-Brazilian,
 Tech               German, Japanese, Chinese --
 Processor          Traditional, English U.S.,
 P10                Italian) Windows 2000,
                    Windows XP, Windows Server
                    2003 CD ROM Digital Disk --
                    ISO 9660 Standard
 
IBM                WDHT Tier Processor                   BA0H1ML
 WebFacing          Multilingual (French,
 Deployment         Korean, Chinese --
 Tool               Simplified, Spanish,
 w/HATS             Portuguese-Brazilian,
 Tech               German, Japanese, Chinese --
 Processor          Traditional, English U.S.,
 P20                Italian) Windows 2000,
                    Windows XP, Windows Server
                    2003 CD ROM Digital Disk --
                    ISO 9660 Standard
 
Entitled
maintenance
offerings                                                Part
description        Media packs description               number
 
IBM                WDHT Tier Processor                   BA0H1ML
 WebFacing          Multilingual (French,
 Deployment         Korean, Chinese --
 Tool               Simplified, Spanish,
 w/HATS             Portuguese-Brazilian,
 Tech               German, Japanese, Chinese --
 Processor          Traditional, English U.S.,
 P30-60             Italian) Windows 2000,
                    Windows XP, Windows Server
                    2003 CD ROM Digital Disk --
                    ISO 9660 Standard

 
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Terms and conditions

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

Program unique terms

IBM WebFacing Deployment Tool for WebSphere Development Studio, defined as the Program, may only be used to connect to i5/OS 5250 applications. The Program is available based on three charging methods: Authorized User, Processor, and Processor per Tier. Consult your Proof of Entitlement to determine which charging method applies to your license.

The Authorized User and Processor versions of the Program consist of the following Components:

The Processor per Tier version of the Program consists of the following Components:

Entitlement to Program upgrades does not entitle you to upgrades to the individual components unless such components are upgraded as part of a Program upgrade. For example, if the IBM WebSphere Application Server — Express for Multiplatforms program product is upgraded, you will not be entitled to such upgrade unless a Program upgrade includes the upgraded version of IBM WebSphere Application Server — Express for Multiplatforms.

The Program is available based on three charging methods: Authorized User, Processor, and Processor per Tier. If the Authorized User charging method is selected, the number of Program licenses purchased must equal the number of authorized users accessing the Program from the Internet and/or intranet.

Authorized User License Option

An Authorized User is one and only one individual, machine, program, or device with a specific identity (ID) within or outside your enterprise.

A Proof of Entitlement is required for each User accessing the Program, or any Program component, either directly or indirectly through any means on behalf of the User. An example of "indirect" access would be through a multiplexing program, device, or application server. Connections (from either users or other applications) made to the Program through other products that act as connection concentrators must be counted as authorized users and are subject to use-base charges based on the number of authorized users of those concentrators.

Processor License Option

For each Proof of Entitlement you obtain under the Processor License Option, you are authorized to deploy and run Program applications on a machine with a single processor. Alternatively, you may deploy and run Program applications on a machine with multiple processors if you acquire a Processor License Option Proof of Entitlement for each processor on such machine.

Processor per Tier License Option

For each Proof of Entitlement you obtain under the Processor per Tier License Option, you are authorized to deploy and run Program applications on System i5 with a single processor of the tier specified by your Proof of Entitlement. Alternatively, you may deploy and run Program applications on System i5 of the tier specified by your Proof of Entitlement with multiple processors if you acquire a Processor per Tier License Option Proof of Entitlement for each processor on such machine.

Component Restrictions

IBM WebSphere Host Access Transformation Services Toolkit

The license to the Program entitles you to use the HATS Toolkit for an unlimited number of developers on an unlimited number of workstations for development purposes. Your entitlement to the Program applications (Runtime deployments), which are generated by the HATS Toolkit, must be in accordance with one of the charging methods above when deployed to production.

IBM WebSphere Application Server — Express for Multiplatforms

Authorized User License Option

The Program is accompanied by WebSphere Application Server — Express. Except as modified by this Agreement, your use of the WebSphere Application Server — Express components will be governed by the license terms that accompany the WebSphere Application Server — Express components. The license to the Program entitles you to install and use one WebSphere Application Server — Express on a machine with a single processor provided that you acquire fifty (50) Authorized User licenses. You may use one additional WebSphere Application Server — Express on one additional processor for each additional one hundred (100) Authorized User licenses that you acquire.

                                   Total Copies of WebSphere
Authorized Users                   Application Server -- Express
 
1 -- 49                            0
50 -- 149                          1
150 -- 249                         2
250 -- 349                         3
etc                                etc

For each WebSphere Application Server — Express to which you are entitled, you are authorized to install and use each component of WebSphere Application Server — Express on a machine with a single processor. Alternatively, you may install and use each copy of WebSphere Application Server — Express on a machine with multiple processors if you either:

  1. Allocate a copy of WebSphere Application Server — Express to which you are entitled per this Agreement to each additional processor on such machine; or,
  2. Acquire a Single Processor Proof of Entitlement of WebSphere Application Server — Express for each additional processor on such machine.

Processor License Option

You are authorized to install and use one (1) WebSphere Application Server — Express on the same server machine per each deployment of Program processor to which you are entitled under this Agreement.

In any event, the license to the Program limits your use of WebSphere Application Server — Express to machines with up to two (2) processors.

You are entitled to use the WebServer Plugins to improve security by having an HTTP server run on a separate machine from WebSphere Application Server — Express. You are authorized to only have a 1:1 web server:application server link with no load balancing support.

In addition, the license to the Program entitles you to use the WebSphere Application Server — Express components only to run Program applications, to run objects created by the Program applications, and to enable connections with the Program applications to other applications and sources of data. The license to the Program does not for instance, entitle you to use the WebSphere Application Server — Express components to run applications that do not require the Program applications to operate. If you wish to use the WebSphere Application Server — Express components without these restrictions, you must purchase separate authorizations to use the WebSphere Application Server — Express components.

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This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

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                              Program
Program name                  number                Form number
 
IBM WebFacing                 5724-N52              P-DDCA-6K9SA
 Deployment Tool
 for WDS iSeries

On or near the planned availability date, the LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies:

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Usage restriction: Yes

Refer to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Software Maintenance applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations.

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While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

iSeries Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available on the IBM eServer platform. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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