IBM WebSphere Business Events V7.0 products for z/OS and distributed platforms deliver enhancements to industry-leading IBM design tools for defining and testing the business event processing logic

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-323
October 2, 2009

 
 ENUS209-323.PDF (183KB)

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(Corrected on November 19, 2009)

The term 'Business Framework' is replaced with 'role-based business spaces'. The Packaging section is revised.
 
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WebSphere® Business Events V7.0

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).


 
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Business Event Processing (BEP) is the next generation in event processing. It extends the capabilities and tools of traditional event processing approaches to the business user to sense and respond to business events-any occurrence or happening within business context-presenting opportunities or threats.

WebSphere Business Events is a software system designed specifically for managing these business events flowing across systems and people with the goal of providing timely insight and response. Business events are discovered and described in business terms to meet business objectives based on high-level management goals. WebSphere Business Events allows business users to sense (detect and decide) and respond effectively to the impact of business events.

WebSphere Business Events delivers this capability through intuitive business user tools that define, implement, and manage business events. WebSphere Business Events uniquely provides graphical, codeless authoring for defining related elements:

Key features include:

WebSphere Business Events V7.0 and WebSphere Business Events forz/OS® V7.0 continue to deliver enhancements to their industry-leading, business-focused design tools.

For V6.2, WebSphere Business Events delivered enhanced monitoring dashboard visuals within role-based business spaces. With V7.0, WebSphere Business Events now provides additional enhancements to the business-focused design tools by offering its design capability for defining business event processing logic within the role-based business spaces. This delivers a simplified, consistent user experience for business users accessing the WebSphere Business Events Dashboards, Design and Test from a single view.

New capabilities in WebSphere Business Events V7.0

WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale, a combined offering of WebSphere Business Events and WebSphere eXtreme Scale, extends business event processing to customers with an extreme volume of business events flowing through their enterprise. WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides efficient manipulation of data in the grid, filtering through an extreme number of raw events and passing only the actionable events through to WebSphere Business Events for business event processing pattern detection. The combination of WebSphere eXtreme Scale and WebSphere Business Events allows optimal event distribution, using partitioning to span both geographies and distribution across local servers.

New capabilities offered by WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V7.0 include:


 
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WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V7.0 requires z/OS V1.9, or later.

WebSphere Business Events V7.0 and WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V7.0 supported environments

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


 
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December 11, 2009

January 15, 2010

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WebSphere Business Events lets organizations introduce and subsequently include BEP in their application landscape. The ability to correlate cross-departmental and cross-application events provides a business-context-sensitive bridge between islands of processing and people. As user-defined events and patterns are detected, WebSphere Business Events provides pertinent business insight back to the users allowing them to understand and react as situations demand. WebSphere Business Events delivers business-focused functionality using the following basic elements:

Tools for connectivity to key business events

Business events exist across the extended information infrastructure. IT developers can identify, and readily connect to these events through tools provided with the system. They are further enabled to leverage other technologies within BPM, connectivity and SOA environments to deliver the events that business users need to evaluate, correlate and respond to in order to meet their objectives.

Tools for defining events and processing logic

As IT developers make the necessary event definition and connections, the line-of-business analysts can apply their knowledge of the desired business processes. Through the use of the graphical, non-programming user interfaces, business analysts can define the logic for evaluating, correlating and responding to events and patterns that occur.

The GUI lets business users apply business concepts such as business vernacular, heuristics, and event processing. The business users can create and maintain event processing logic without having to learn a programming language.

WebSphere Business Events Runtime

Once business events definitions and processing logic are complete, the WebSphere Business Events Runtime executes, detecting and sifting through the mass of events occurring across the information infrastructure. The run-time system sifts through the events identifying only those events and patterns of interest as previously defined. Upon sensing a defined event or pattern, the engine will initiate one or more business responses (actions) as defined by the users.

Responses range from electronically alerting or initiating the execution of follow-on processes.

Business insight delivery

The system provides graphical displays (dashboards) allowing users to visualize the event processing in real-time. It enables business users to visualize the business events that are occurring, both individually and in summary, to allow them to adjust the event processing logic when necessary. The ability to view business event processing in real-time is critical to allowing the business to respond to actionable situations, taking advantage of business opportunities and mitigating risks.

Benefits of BEP

Businesses can readily create and maintain the logic supporting business event processing using WebSphere Business Events. WebSphere Business Events provides:

National languages support

Business user tooling is translated into:

WebSphere Business Events V7.0 and WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V7.0 continue to deliver enhancements to their industry leading, business-focused design tools.

For V6.2, WebSphere Business Events delivered enhanced monitoring dashboard visuals within role-based business spaces. With V7.0, WebSphere Business Events provides enhancements to the business-focused design tools by offering its design capability for defining business event processing logic within role-based business spaces. This enables a simplified, consistent user experience for business users to access the WebSphere Business Events Dashboards, Design and Test from a single view.

Role-based business spaces powered by WebSphere allows business users to create an integrated and customized user experience so that they can access contextualized information in a secure role-based environment. Using the single signon, Web 2.0-based mashup environment, users of role-based business spaces can collaborate with colleagues and subject-matter experts working together to review BPM assets.

Users can create and share their own spaces, or collections of pages that comprise a business process, application, or collaborative end-user experience. Role-based business spaces also deliver a set of out-of-the-box templates which enable pre-integrated process capabilities for an enhanced user experience. Users can immediately use or customize these templates to rapidly create a new or customized process experience. Users can choose to mark their spaces as private or share their spaces with potential viewers or contributors.

WebSphere Business Events V7.0 in role-based business spaces delivers a secure collaborative environment for users to create, validate, and test their business logic. A redesigned Design User Interface, along with the new integrated Unit Test Environment, lets the business user define and test the business logic as it is being created, without the need to deploy to the WebSphere Business Events runtime. While an event capture and replay capability allows events to be stored and replayed against the business logic, that logic can be validated using captured real world events.

Additionally, V7.0 includes the ability for the business user to visualize the affects of a change to a business rule component before it is applied to the entire set of rules. Once a user is satisfied with the defined logic, they will be able to publish those assets out to a WebSphere Business Events runtime in a secure way.

WebSphere Adapters V6.2.0.2 make it easier and less expensive to develop BEP applications by sending events from third-party applications, such as SAP, Siebel, Oracle, PeopleSoft, and J.D. Edwards, directly to WebSphere Business Events. This functionality reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the solution and simplifies development of BEP applications for customers who choose not to use an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). ESB users can continue to send events from the third-party application to WebSphere Business Events via the adapters and the ESB.

IMS BEP support is added, enabling WebSphere Business Events to receive business event data directly from IMS applications for insight into business activity. This helps IMS customers leverage existing IMS assets to explore both BEP and business event monitoring solutions, identify business problems, correct exceptions, and change processes to increase business competitiveness by improving process efficiencies. This support is provided for use with IMS V11 through a subsequent deliverable, but is available as a technology preview. It is made available through the IMS SOA Integration Suite link of the IMS Web site

http://www.ibm.com/ims

Over the past several years, the event processing market has changed significantly, from initially servicing niche industry and application requirements - such as trading applications within the financial sector - to expanding across virtually all industries and applications. IBM was at the forefront of this change, supporting the business user focus on WebSphere Business Events and other business event processing capabilities to help customers realize the potential gathered from the events flowing throughout their enterprise.

For V7.0, WebSphere Business Events continues this cross-industry approach as a mainstay in many of the IBM Industry Frameworks. From Smarter Oil & Gas to Smarter Retail (with reach extending to more than 400® stores and distribution centers), WebSphere Business Events is currently a key player in:

Additionally, with V7.0 is the inclusion of WebSphere Business Events in the Solution Architecture for Energy and Utilities Framework, helping deliver Smarter Grids for a Smarter Planet.

WebSphere Business Events is now featured in the SOA Sandbox. This program offers access to a free trial with the latest business event processing tooling provided by WebSphere Business Events. It lets users gain a hands-on user experience by building and running an example of a customer loyalty scheme to correlate events occuring within a retailer's online and physical, brick-and-mortar stores.

WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale, a combined offering of WebSphere Business Events and WebSphere eXtreme Scale, extends BEP processing to customers with an extreme volume of business events flowing through their enterprise.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides efficient manipulation of data in the grid, filtering through an extreme number of raw events and passing only the actionable events through to WebSphere Business Events for business event processing pattern detection.

The combination of WebSphere eXtreme Scale and WebSphere Business events allows optimal event distribution, using partitioning to span both geographies and distribution across local servers.

New capabilities offered by WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V7.0 include:

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Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z® IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool Web site

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.


 
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WebSphere Business Events extends both the WebSphere BPM and WebSphere Connectivity products. It is capable of being a stand-alone installation or part of a broader BPM environment. It particularly extends the reach and responsiveness of Business Activity Management (BAM) by adding business events as another business activity type that can be monitored.

WebSphere Business Events also extends the cross-IBM BEP capabilities found in multiple other IBM software brands. For instance, when combined with Tivoli Netcool/Impact and Tivoli Netcool® OMNIbus, WebSphere Business Events can be used to correlate high-impact infrastructure events to help organizations achieve greater efficiencies in both business and IT. More than a bridge between islands of business event information and the people and processes related to them, WebSphere Business Events, in combination with Tivoli, is a bridge between business and IT. Also, integration of WebSphere Business Events with CICS® and IMS enables applications to feed business events directly to WebSphere Business Events, as part of the broader business processing application. Finally, extending WebSphere business Events onto z/OS expands the reach by offering business event processing native to the mainframe.

WebSphere Business Events is unique in the competitive market for event processing because of its focus on the line of business user and business events, instead of integration events that are just business events. Providing business events tooling to the line of business user differentiates WebSphere Business Events among competitive products.

When comparing TCO between WebSphere Business Events and its competition, WebSphere Business Events is designed to improve the TCO through codeless implementations, enacted by business users, often without incurring IT development or implementation costs. As business users mature in WebSphere Business Events usage, reuse of connections to business event sources will enable less code.

WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale, a combined offering of WebSphere Business Events and WebSphere eXtreme Scale, extends business event processing to customers with very high volumes of business events flowing through their enterprise. It provides a foundation for high-throughput BEP, increasing responsiveness and accelerating the performance of high volume and data intensive event processing applications.


 
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Software Announcement 209-302, dated October 2, 2009 (IBM IMS V11 Transaction and Database Servers)

Software Announcement 209-324, dated October 2, 2009 (IBM WebSphere Business Monitor V7.0)


 
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Program Name                     VRM           Program number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Events    7.0.0         5655-W16
 for z/OS
 
IBM WebSphere Business Events    7.0.0         5724-U90
 
IBM WebSphere Business Events    7.0.0         5724-V96
 eXtreme Scale

Product identification number

 
                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
 
 5655-W16            5655-V55

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=209-323

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

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

For more information about available WebSphere education offerings, visit

http://www.ibm.com/websphere/education

Role-based skills roadmaps can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere/education/paths/

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


 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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

 
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WebSphere Business Events documentation is available online at the Information Center at the product availability at

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wbe

WebSphere eXtreme Scale documentation is available online at the WebSphere Extended Deployment Information Center.

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wxdinfo/v7r0/index.jsp

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Websphere Business Events for z/OS V7.0

Websphere Business Events V7.0 and Websphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V7.0

AIX 6.1 - 64-bit IBM pSeries® systems only

Linux for x86 Systems

Linux for POWER® Systems - 64-bit IBM pSeries systems only

Linux for System z Systems - Any server capable of running one of the listed IBM z/Linux releases

HP - HP Itanium® systems

Sun Solaris - Sun Microsystems SPARC processor machines

Microsoft Windows 2003 and Microsoft Windows 2008

Microsoft Windows XP

For current Websphere Business Events V7.0 hardware requirements, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wbe/requirements/

For current Websphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V7.0 hardware requirements, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wbexs/requirements/
Software requirements

WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V7.0

z/OS 32-bit

Operating systems

Java™ -IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V6.0

Databases

Application server -WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.7

JMS Provider

Note:WebSphere MQ V6 is only supported for use with the WebSphere Business Events Message Queue Connector.

z/OS 64-bit

Operating systems

Java -IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V6.0

Databases

Application server - WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.7

JMS Provider

Note:WebSphere MQ V6 is only supported for use with the WebSphere Business Events Message Queue Connector.

WebSphere Business Events V7.0 and WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V7.0

AIX V6.1

HP-UX 11i v3

Linux on POWER (64-bit Systems only)

Linux on System z (64-bit Systems only)

Linux on x86 32-bit Systems

Linux on x86 64-bit Systems

Sun Solaris 10 (64-bit Systems only)

Windows Server 32-bit

Windows Server 64-bit

Windows 32-bit

Note: The Runtime is supported for development and test purposes only

Windows 64-bit

Note: The Runtime is supported for development and test purposes only

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

Direct customer support

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

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

WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V7.0 includes:

WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V7.0 includes:

WebSphere Business Events V7.0 includes:

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.


 
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

IBM Software Services for WebSphere (ISSW) is adept at putting the right team together, whether it is with customer personnel, with IBM Global Services, or with the global systems integrator of your choice, to support the successful deployment of WebSphere Business Events. ISSW brings product, technology, and best practices expertise that can make any implementation team more effective. As specialists in WebSphere products, we have the collective experience of hundreds of live customer implementations and hundreds of consultants globally to help ensure success.

ISSW professionals complement the project delivery team by providing deep insight into product technology and architecture as well as linkages back to the software development organization. ISSW services offerings are tailored to your needs. The services range from a full outsourced deployment to focused specialist services packages that enable you or your project team to address specific challenges.

ISSW can also assist you upgrading from earlier versions of WebSphere products. Any migration of applications requires proper planning, estimation, and timed execution. ISSW can assist by precisely assessing and evaluating your existing infrastructure and support system. ISSW has extensive, proven experience in successful product migrations.

IBM ISSW consultants:

Packaged and custom service offerings are available, including specific predefined services offerings to get you off to a running start with WebSphere Business Events. ISSW offers technical, product-specific services for WebSphere software products in each of these four categories:

Visit the following Web sites to learn more about ISSW capabilities. Contact your ISSW Services sales specialist for specific information about services offerings for WebSphere Business Events. For more information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/services/services.html

For the name of your ISSW Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/WebSphere/developer/services/contacts.html

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/

 
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These products are only available via Passport Advantage®. They are not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group: WebSphere
 
Product Identifier Description   (PID)
 
IBM WebSphere Business Events    5724-U90
 
IBM WebSphere Business Events    5724-V96
 eXtreme Scale
 
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other
Charge metric
                               PID
Program name                   number      Charge metric
 
IBM WebSphere Business         5655-W16    Value Unit
 Events for z/OS V7.0
 
 
                               PID
Program name                   number     Charge unit description
 
IBM WebSphere Business         5724-U90   Processor Value Unit
 Events V7.0
                                          Processor Value Unit
                                          Linux on System z
 
IBM WebSphere Business Events  5724-V96   Processor Value Unit
 Events eXtreme Scale V7.0
                                          Processor Value Unit
                                          Linux on System z

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which this software product can be licensed. PVU entitlements are based on processor technology (defined within the PVU table2 by processor vendor, brand, type and model number). IBM continues to define a processor, for purposes of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. Each software product has a unique price per PVU. To determine the total cost of deploying an individual software product in a specific hardware environment, you must take the following steps:

  1. For each processor core in the hardware environment on which the software product is to be licensed, determine the PVU requirement based on its processor technology per the PVU table2.
  2. The PVU requirements for all processor cores in the hardware environment.
  3. Multiply the software product's price per PVU by the total number of PVUs required as determined in step 2 above.

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

Unless you have deployed eligible sub-capacity products according to the sub-capacity2 terms, you must obtain PVU Proof of Entitlements (PoEs) for the maximum number of activated3 physical processor cores in the hardware environment made available to, or managed by, the software product. This is also referred to as full capacity licensing.

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For information regarding PVU and sub-capacity licensing, including the latest PVU table, visit
http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/ pvu_licensing_for_customers.html
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Activated processor cores are physical processor cores that are available for use in a server. They include processor cores:
  • That are activated (available for use) when the server is shipped by the manufacturer
  • That are activated subsequently through activation codes purchased from the server manufacturer by the customer
  • Whose capacity can be limited by the customer through virtualization technologies, operating system commands and BIOS settings

Value Unit

Value Unit (VU) is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. VU entitlements are based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement, either users or resources, for the given program. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of VUs required for your environment as defined by the specific program terms. The VUt entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with VU entitlements of another program. To understand these benefits of VU licensing, and to determine how many VUs to obtain for the program, contact your IBM representative.

The program in this announcement has Value Unit-based pricing.

Program
number       Program name                Value Unit exhibit
 
5655-W16     WebSphere Business Events   VUE007
              for z/OS V7.0

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base          1         3       1
Tier A        4        45       0.45
Tier B       46       175       0.36
Tier C      176       315       0.27
Tier D      316         +       0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

 
Hardware    Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30    6
MP3000 H50    8
MP3000 H70   12
ESL models    2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units
Base          3   *  1.00            =    3.00
Tier A       42   *   .45            =   18.90
Tier B      130   *   .36            =   46.80
Tier C      140   *   .27            =   37.80
Tier D    1,185   *   .20            =  237.00
 
Total     1,500                         343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp
Product description                Product ID
 
IBM WebSphere Business Events      5724-U90
 
IBM WebSphere Business Events      5724-V96
 eXtreme Scale

Passport Advantage

Here is the complete listing of part numbers for WebSphere Business Events V7.0.

Description                                              Part number 

WebSphere Business Events V7.0

 
 Per processor Value Unit
  License + S&S 12 months                                D03ZPLL
  Annual S&S Renewal 12 months                           E04S0LL
  S&S reinstatement 12 months                            D03ZQLL
 
 Per processor Value Unit Linux for System z
  License + S&S 12 months                                D05MGLL
  Annual S&S Renewal 12 months                           E05K8LL
  S&S reinstatement 12 months                            D05MHLL

Here is the complete listing of part numbers for WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V7.0.

Description                                              Part number
 

WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V7.0

 
 Per processor Value Unit
  License + S&S 12 months                                D0594LL
  Annual S&S Renewal 12 months                           E05FTLL
  S&S reinstatement 12 months                            D0595LL
 
 Per processor Value Unit Linux for System z
  License + S&S 12 months                                D059GLL
  Annual S&S Renewal 12 months                           E05FYLL
  S&S reinstatement 12 months                            D059HLL

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.

 
Media pack description                                  Part number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Events V7.0                      BA0X7ML
 Multiplatform Multilingual
 Media Pack
 
IBM WebSphere Business Events                           BA0X6ML
 eXtreme Scale V7.0
 Multiplatform English Media Pack
Basic license

On/Off CoD

WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V7.0 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name  WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V7.0
Program PID   5655-W16
 
Entitlement                           
identifier      Description                   License option/Pricing metric
 
 S015NH9        WebSphere Business            Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Events for z/OS
                 V7.0
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       Value Units/MSU
Base         1-3      1.00
Tier A       4-45     0.45
Tier B      46-175    0.36
Tier C     176-315    0.27
Tier D     316+       0.20

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name:  WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V7.0
Program PID:   5655-W16
 
Entitlement                                  
identifier   Description                     License option/Pricing metric
 
S015NH9      WebSphere Business Events       Basic OTC, Value Units
              for z/OS V7.0
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language              Distribution medium
 
S015NH8                English               3480 tape uncompressed
 
Note: additional media type selections (3480 compressed,
3490E, 3590, 3592) are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.
 
 
Subscription and Support PID:  5655-V55
 
Entitlement                              
identifier   Description                    License option/Pricing metric
 
 S015H3W     WebSphere Business Events      Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              for z/OS                      No charge, decline SW S&S
             Subscription and Support       Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language             Distribution medium
 
 S015H3T               English              Paper
 

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM). This offering:

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Single version charging

To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

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

Media type for this software product is chosen during the Customized Offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

4
3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.


 
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The information provided in this announcement 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.

Terms and conditions for distributed products

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

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).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) agreement applies for subscription and support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program 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. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form number

WebSphere Business Events V7.0

License L-APIG-7TQFUH

WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V7.0

License L-APIG-7TPDFZ

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

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

Yes

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 will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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 Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates, 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

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

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

Yes

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

Yes. 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 (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 (Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support (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, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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

Software Subscription and Support (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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

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

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

Software Subscription and Support (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

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

Passport Advantage

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

Terms and conditions for host products

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.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) agreement applies for subscription and support and does not require customer signatures.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information form number

WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V7.0

License L-APIG-7TQFUH

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

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

Yes

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 will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Subscription and Support 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. Subscription and Support also provides you with access to updates, 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

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 any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/Portable computer

You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes. For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

No

For Operating System software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program                                             
number      Program name       Terms                 
 
5655-W16   WebSphere Business  Execution-based
            Events for z/OS
            V7.0
 
Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution-based, z/OS-based, full-machine based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution-based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full- machine based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full- machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM System z Machines Exhibit, Z125-3901, or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits Web site

http://ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 204-184, dated August 10, 2004.

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing Web site

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

IBM Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing for z/OS IPLA Software applies.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the products own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer™ On/Off Capacity on Demand - Software (Z125-6611) must be signed prior to use.


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

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

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

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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

 
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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

Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V7.0
Program PID:  5655-W16
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier   Description                    License option/Pricing metric
 
 S015NH9     WebSphere Business Events      Basic OTC, Value Units
              for z/OS V7.0
 
 S015NH9     WebSphere Business Events      Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
              for z/OS V7.0
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V55
 
Entitlement                              
identifier   Description                    License option/Pricing metric
 
 S015H3W     WebSpere Business Events       Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              for z/OS                      Decline SW S&S (no charge)
             Subscription and Support       Per MSU SW S&S Registration

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Available worldwide for credit qualified customers.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

 
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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)
Internet:   callserv@ca.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: YE001

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.
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IMS, eServer and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

WebSphere, IBM, z/OS, Tivoli, AIX, 400, System z, Netcool, CICS, pSeries, POWER, DB2, Rational, Passport Advantage, S/390, SystemPac, Parallel Sysplex, OS/390, z/Architecture, System z9 and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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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/

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