IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 delivers enhanced Liberty profile capabilities and introduces a new lightweight Liberty only offering for Web Profile applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-137
April 23, 2013

ENUS213-137.PDF ENUS213-137.PDF

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(Corrected on May 6, 2013)

In the Software requirements section, corrected the Java SDK requirements. In the Packaging section, under the headings WebSphere Application Server - Tools Edition V8.5.5, WebSphere Application Server for Developers - Tools Edition for Eclipse V8.5.5, and WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment - Tools Edition V8.5.5, the version number of IBM Assembly and Deploy Tools for WebSphere Administration was revised to version 8.5.1.

(Corrected on April 25, 2013)

In the At a Glance section, the version number of WebSphere Application Server Developer Tools was corrected. In the Hardware requirements section, a web address was corrected. In the Description section, another list item was added under the Integrated tools heading. In the Software requirements section, added additional supported operating systems.

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WebSphere® Application Server V8.5.5 extends the capabilities provided in version 8.5, including significant enhancements to the Liberty profile, a highly composable, fast to start, and ultra lightweight profile of the application server that is optimized for developer productivity and web application deployment.

Enhancements to the Liberty profile are as follows:

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 also introduces a new Liberty profile-only solution. The WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core edition is built to leverage the lightweight and dynamic aspects of the Liberty profile. Scoped to the capabilities of Web Profile applications, the new edition is ideal for lightweight production servers.

IBM® WebSphere Application Server is the leading open standards-based application foundation, offering accelerated delivery of innovative applications and unmatched operational efficiency, reliability, administration, security, and control.

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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Your business requires fast, flexible, and efficient application development solutions paired with leading service-oriented architecture (SOA) runtime environments to succeed in today's dynamic and increasingly competitive marketplace. IBM WebSphere Application Server has provided industry-leading solutions for the past 15 years, offering a broad range of application foundation and programming model choices to support applications built for businesses of any size.

WebSphere Application Server V8.5 provided significant enhancements in terms of developer experience and high-end resiliency. For developers requiring a quick and simple development run time, the Liberty profile was introduced as a great option for building web applications that do not require the full Java Platform, Enterprise Edition ( Java EE) environment of traditional enterprise application server profiles. For administrators and businesses that strive for operational excellence through management efficiency, responsiveness, and performance, Intelligent Management capabilities were included in the full profile application server, enabling resiliency, virtualization, enterprise-level batch processing, and autonomic responsiveness to problems.

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 continues this focus with key enhancements to Liberty profile capabilities and qualities of service, enabling clients and partners to build a strong foundation and reduce cost through:

Today's rapidly evolving business environment requires that businesses provide applications and services to meet a variety of consumer needs from lightweight and dynamic web applications to resilient and highly scalable mission-critical applications. WebSphere provides a family of fit-for-purpose application servers to meet the application demands at every level. New in version 8.5.5 is a lightweight and dynamic offering of WebSphere Application Server targeted at web applications that do not require a full Java EE stack. Composed entirely of the developer-friendly Liberty profile and certified to the Java EE 6 Web Profile specification, the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core edition enables rapid development and deployment of web-centric and mobile-centric applications, enabling businesses to quickly respond to enterprise and market needs. Highlights of the new Liberty Core offering include:

For developers and businesses that need a lightweight, simple, and powerful application server, WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 delivers key enhancements to the Liberty profile, further increasing its value for application developers. Optimized for fidelity to full profile WebSphere Application Server, the enhanced capabilities in version 8.5.5 broaden the scope of Liberty based applications, extending its reach into more production use cases. Highlights for developers include:

For administrators and businesses seeking to grow their Liberty applications into increasingly sophisticated production environments, WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 delivers improved qualities of service for the Liberty profile. Highlights for administrators include:

For businesses needing an end-to-end solution, WebSphere offers multiple tooling bundles that provide developer tools to maximize productivity and flexibility in building new applications. The IBM WebSphere Application Server for Developers - Tools Edition for Eclipse provides users with a lightweight desktop development environment to build applications for WebSphere Application Server. Other bundles include an unlimited number of licenses of IBM Rational Application Developer, providing organizations with a complete solution to develop, deliver, and manage high-quality enterprise applications.

For businesses that need to build, deploy, and manage secure and portable innovative applications that run on a multitude of mobile, server, and desktop systems, WebSphere Application Server is the flexible and efficient application platform of choice, offering fit-for-purpose application server solutions from lightweight web applications to highly resilient and scalable business-critical applications.



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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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IBM WebSphere Application Server is a proven, high-performance transaction engine that can help you build, run, integrate, and manage dynamic business applications. WebSphere Application Server V8.5 introduced innovative options with the lightweight Liberty profile, a broad range of development tooling options, as well as improved operations through Intelligent Management capabilities that minimize end-user outages and maximize operations monitoring and control of the production environment.

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 extends these foundational capabilities through significant enhancements to the Liberty profile, maintaining the developer-friendly aspects, while growing the capabilities through additional programming models, qualities of service, and extensibility.

The Liberty profile

First introduced in version 8.5, the Liberty profile provides a simplified and lightweight development and application-serving environment for web, OSGi, and mobile applications. Key benefits include the following capabilities:

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 extends the Liberty profile capabilities through enhancements in programming models, security, manageability, and extensibility. Key capabilities include:

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 also delivers enhancements to the full profile application server. Key capabilities include:

Installation and deployment of the Liberty profile

The Liberty profile can be installed from the traditional IBM Installation Manager or by extracting an archive file, depending upon your requirements. To simplify end-to-end test, simple scripts are provided to create a "packaged server" consisting of an application, a Liberty profile server run time, and its configuration in a single archive for "unzip" deployment of a complete solution. The Collective Controller optionally provides the ability to centrally distribute and deploy packaged Liberty profile server applications, and provides lifecycle management of those servers. The Collective Controller introduces a new systems management paradigm called the Liberty Collective . Administration through the Collective Controller provides the following key features:

Integrated tools

Certification to the Java EE6 Web Profile, adding new features in version 8.5.5 such as EJB-Lite, Managed Beans, and Context and Dependency Injection

The Java EE6 Web Profile is a standard specification including a common set of APIs designed to meet the needs of most modern web applications. WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 added several programming models to the Liberty profile to complete the requirements for Web Profile. WebSphere also achieved Web Profile certification, providing you the assurance that Liberty is capable of meeting your web application requirements. Some of the new programming models added in support of the Web Profile include EJB-Lite, Managed Beans, and Context and Dependency Injection (CDI).

Web services support through the JAX-WS Java EE API

New in WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 is the ability to expose Liberty profile applications as web services. The web services support for the Liberty profile provides both client and server functionality for SOAP-based web services as well as corresponding development and management capabilities. WebSphere Application Server makes the development, deployment, and publishing of web services very simple. Easily create the application as a POJO or EJB, provide the appropriate annotations, and drop into WebSphere , and the WSDL is automatically generated and the service published.

New messaging capabilities, including support for Java Message Service (JMS) and message-driven beans and a new single server message provider

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 expands the communication capabilities of the Liberty profile through added support for Java Message Service. JMS provides a common way for Java applications to create, send, receive, and read asynchronous requests as JMS messages. The Liberty profile also includes a lightweight single server message provider and supports configuring connections to alternative message providers such as WebSphere MQ and the WebSphere SIBus message provider.

Ability to add Liberty features through a new system programming interface

A fundamental characteristic of the Liberty profile is the composable nature in which capabilities are exposed as features or building blocks for the server. While the Liberty profile includes many features out of the box, there is significant value added in being able to extend the capabilities. WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 allows customers and partners to extend the Liberty profile through the addition of features using a system programming interface (SPI). The SPI supports the complete feature lifecycle that includes packaging, installing, and servicing third-party features.

Liberty support for the NoSQL MongoDB database

Create applications for mobile and cloud environments using the Liberty profile and new integration with a NoSQL database. An increasingly common data store for new application workloads is the NoSQL database, which is a class of database systems that is focused on storage and retrieval of unstructured documents rather than relational database and structured query languages. WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 delivers support for the MongoDB NoSQL database with the Liberty profile, including programming model support for application access through resource injection of configured database connections.

DynaCache support in Liberty

The Liberty profile in WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 enables you to build more complex and responsive applications with improved performance by supporting WebSphere dynamic web cache, which includes caching of servlet and JSP responses. The Liberty implementation includes API compatibility with full-feature WebSphere Application Server DynaCache. Leverage WebSphere web cache in both development and production scenarios, and as your caching needs grow, take the natural progression towards the adoption of WebSphere eXtreme Scale for enterprise-level application caching.

Asynchronous work management

New in WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 for both the full profile and the Liberty profile, asynchronous work management allows applications to use java.util.concurrent.ExecutorService instances to perform work asynchronously, while retaining the context of the calling thread. The caller can look up the Executor service through the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) and resource injection.

Enhanced Liberty profile security capabilities

The Liberty profile in WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 offers significant enhancements in the area of security, including OAuth, federated repositories, custom user registries, trust association interceptor, password hashing, and encryption in server configurations, and web services security. These enhancements enable you to more easily integrate Liberty into your existing environment, taking advantage of capabilities such as user-provided registries installed as an extension to the Liberty run time.

High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL) for Liberty servers

HPEL support was first introduced in version 8.5 for full profile WebSphere Application Server for improved serviceability and operational view into the WebSphere environment. HPEL capabilities include storing log records on disk with improved performance, an ability to expand what data is stored, a common design across platforms, and tools to easily view and search through log records. Administrators can control a number of aspects of the HPEL run time, such as configuring policies to retain log information based on age of log records or total size of log data. WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 extends the HPEL capabilities to the Liberty profile, providing developers and administrators with enhanced views into applications running in the Liberty profile.

New Liberty administration through collectives enabling clustering of servers

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 introduces a new administrative model, enabling the grouping of Liberty servers into collectives for common management. Lightweight and extremely flexible, the collectives enable highly scalable, available, and dynamic deployments, easily configured and customizable as your environment changes. Management includes notification feedback on collective member activities. All editions of WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile servers are eligible to be members of collectives; however, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment is required for the Collective Controller. This new administrative model enables the definition of clusters of Liberty servers, including management across the cluster through cluster-centric APIs. Only WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment Liberty servers can be cluster members.

Integrated caching with WebSphere eXtreme Scale

WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides distributed object caching essential for elastic scalability and next-generation cloud environments. It helps applications process massive volumes of transactions with extreme efficiency and linear scalability. The combination of WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere eXtreme Scale enables customers to improve the consumer experience through enhanced performance and responsiveness while also improving scalability and fault tolerance. Several WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 editions include entitlement to WebSphere eXtreme Scale capabilities for both Liberty profile and full profile WebSphere Application Server.

The extent of entitled WebSphere eXtreme Scale capabilities varies depending on the WebSphere Application Server edition:

Service Mapping

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 provides a new Service Mapping feature to enable simple service-oriented architecture (SOA) integration and mediation capabilities in WebSphere Application Server. For the application developer, this capability simplifies common integration tasks, including basic service invocation, routing, and transformation. In addition, the administrator can take control over which service interactions are mediated. Leverage this built-in mediation capability as part of WebSphere Application Server.

Intelligent Management for Web Servers feature enables On Demand Router (ODR) capabilities integrated in the WebSphere Web Server Plugin

The Intelligent Management for Web Servers feature for WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 simplifies intelligent management capabilities through integration of the On Demand Router (ODR) capability into the WebSphere Web Server plugin to reduce the need for the separate Java-based proxy server in many scenarios. The ODR is the WebSphere routing function that classifies incoming requests and then dispatches the requests across the application server environment. This integration provides significant value in terms of consolidation and simplification of the topology, resulting in fewer resources to manage and lower total cost of ownership.

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) serviceability improvements

Several enhancements to WebSphere SIP serviceability are included in WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5. New PMI counters enable diagnosing issues in the areas of congestion, session replication, network issues, and configuration. In addition, integration with WebSphere HPEL logging results in SIP context being automatically enabled when HPEL is enabled. These capabilities enable improved problem determination and quicker time to resolution for SIP-related issues.

Enhancements delivered in WebSphere Application Server V8.5

Enterprise JavaBeans™ (EJB) support in OSGi applications

Take advantage of enhanced modular application development by assembling OSGi applications from reusable bundles that contain EJB assets. The enterprise beans in your OSGi bundles can be developed from scratch, or you can include existing EJB assets and migrate them to use OSGi modularity with minimal code changes. Stateful, stateless, and singleton enterprise beans are supported.

Your OSGi application can also contain message-driven beans. You deploy and configure an OSGi application that contains EJBs in a similar way to deploying and configuring a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition ( Java EE) application, by using wsadmin or the administrative console.

Web 2.0 and Mobile Toolkit

This toolkit provides developers with ready-to-use components to extend SOA by connecting web services, SOA services, and Java EE objects into interactive desktop web and mobile web user interfaces. With this toolkit applications developed initially for desktop browsers can now be adapted and deployed to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Intelligent Management and enhanced resiliency

WebSphere Application Server V8.5 is designed to ensure industry-leading levels of resiliency and availability. New Intelligent Management capabilities deliver application availability, elasticity, and qualities of services programmatically instrumented and executed to ensure the highest possible levels of end-user availability. Additional resiliency capabilities help to drive down total cost of ownership while improving overall qualities of service.

Intelligent Management

Intelligent Management capabilities extend the traditional application server with new technologies to enhance resiliency and virtualization capabilities. Autonomic capabilities are provided to sense and respond to problems within the application server and autocorrect or route around these problems before end users experience an outage. Previously, these enhanced resiliency capabilities were available separately by using WebSphere Virtual Enterprise. They are now included within the WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment itself.

Highlights:

Messaging infrastructure resiliency enhancements

Enhanced memory leak detection and protection

WebSphere Application Server provides top down pattern-based memory leak detection, prevention, and action by watching for suspect patterns in application code at run time. WebSphere Application Server has a robust means of protection against memory leaks when stopping or redeploying applications. It monitors application and module activity, and performs diagnostic actions when an application or an individual module stops. This feature helps by increasing application server availability.

Improved operations, security, and control

Capabilities delivered in WebSphere Application Server V8.5 include:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the products accessibility compliance can be requested at

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 is capable as of June 14, 2013, 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.



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The WebSphere Application Server family offers multiple configuration options and support for multiple business models and deployment platforms. It also supports a wide range of scenarios, from projects with no upfront budget, to simple administration of a single server environment, to a clustered, highly available, high-volume environment with Intelligent Management services.

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 configurations are built on a common server foundation that delivers the same Java EE and broad programming model support, and proven transactional engine, with increasingly higher qualities of service available across product configurations. Furthermore, the Liberty profile is included across the various configurations, delivering a highly composable, fast to start, and ultra lightweight profile of the application server optimized for developer and operational productivity for web applications. This offers unparalleled flexibility to incrementally add higher quality of service to applications as business needs change without the cost of rearchitecting, reprogramming, or migrating to different technology bases.

Configuration options

WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core V8.5.5

WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core V8.5.5 is a new lightweight and dynamic offering of WebSphere Application Server targeted at applications that do not require a full Java EE stack. Composed entirely of the developer-friendly Liberty profile and certified to the Java EE6 Web Profile specification, the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core edition enables rapid development and deployment of web-centric and mobile-centric applications, enabling businesses to quickly respond to enterprise and market needs. Liberty profile servers can be members of collectives, enabling them to be managed by a collective controller from a Network Deployment installation. The capabilities provided in the Liberty Core edition are a subset of the capabilities provided in the WebSphere Application Server and Network Deployment editions. Highlights of the new Liberty Core offering include:

WebSphere Application Server - Express® V8.5.5

An affordable, ready-to-go application foundation for single-server, smaller-scale deployments of dynamic web applications, which can be effortlessly migrated to more advanced versions of the WebSphere Application Server family as business needs change. Centralized administration of WebSphere Application Server - Express is available through the Flexible Management feature of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. WebSphere Application Server - Express is limited to single-server implementations and up to a maximum of 480 Processor Value Units per server. Larger servers representing more than 480 PVUs may be segmented into smaller virtual servers, but Express may not be installed on more than 480 PVUs on a single (physical) server. See the Planning information section for more details on deployment options. Both the Liberty profile and full profile WebSphere Application Server are included. Liberty profile servers can be members of collectives, enabling them to be managed by a collective controller from a Network Deployment installation.

WebSphere Application Server for Developers V8.5.5

WebSphere Application Server for Developers V8.5.5 is the optimal development environment for building and testing applications on a developer's desktop, which will eventually run on WebSphere Application Server in production. Licensed for development use, WebSphere Application Server for Developers offers functional equivalence to the core WebSphere Application Server configuration to help developers reduce testing effort, develop with confidence, and deliver innovative applications faster. This configuration is also available at no charge, with optional paid support, in order to lower the barrier for developers building for WebSphere Application Server environments. Customers with an active support contract for their production WebSphere Application Server (V8.5 or later) are entitled for support for WebSphere Application Server for Developers.

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5

This application foundation is tailored for single server to moderately sized configurations of departmental or large-scale, dynamic web applications requiring web tier clustering and failover across up to five application server instances, and a variety of pricing alternatives. Centralized administration of WebSphere Application Server is available through the Flexible Management feature of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. It includes both the Liberty profile and the full profile WebSphere Application Server. The Liberty Profile capabilities include a superset of those found in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core, providing additional programming models such as Web Services and Java Message Service. Liberty profile servers can be members of collectives, enabling them to be managed by a collective controller from a Network Deployment installation. It enables load balancing across five servers, and includes WebSphere eXtreme Scale with support for session caching and DynaCache.

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5.5

For enterprises that need near-continuous availability, advanced management, and automated performance optimization for their mission-critical applications, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment delivers an environment that is highly available, dynamically scalable, and easily managed. It includes both the Liberty profile and the full profile WebSphere Application Server. The Liberty Profile capabilities include a superset of those found in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core, providing additional programming models such as Web Services and Java Message Service. Building on the core WebSphere Application Server configuration, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment offers:

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS , V8.5

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS , V8.5 is an application foundation optimized to take advantage of the unique qualities of service of IBM System z® hardware and the z/OS operating system. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS offers functional equivalence to WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, along with additional capabilities such as prioritized workload management, advanced transactional integrity, intense scalability, and data and workload collocation, made possible through tight integration with IBM System z and z/OS . It includes both the Liberty profile and the full profile WebSphere Application Server, enables unlimited load balancing across servers, and includes WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS , which provides client APIs for connecting to distributed eXtreme Scale servers. The Liberty profile for z/OS includes optional extensions to leverage System z capabilities such as z/OS security, transactions, and workload management.

WebSphere Application Server Tools Editions

In addition to the server runtime options, you get three new bundled offerings that accelerate development and deliver high-quality, innovative applications for WebSphere Application Server:

The WebSphere Application Server - Tools Edition and WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment - Tools Edition bring together a server version of WebSphere Application Server (the leading open standards-based application foundation offering), and IBM Rational Application Developer (the industry-leading and top-rated development environment) to provide organizations with a complete solution to develop, deliver, and manage high-quality enterprise applications.

WebSphere Application Server for Developers and the WebSphere Application Server Developer Tools for Eclipse, which is a subset of Rational Application Developer plug-ins that can easily be installed on top of your client's existing Eclipse environment, provides support for the development of simple applications, including WebSphere Application Server support, and core application programming support ( Java EE, OSGi, and Web 2.0) to quickly deploy to a WebSphere Application Server environment. The content of this bundle is offered as a no-charge download with an optionally purchased support package.

Related products

WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition

WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition includes all the robust features of WebSphere Application Server and is optimized to run in server virtualized environments. Designed to reduce installation and configuration time, WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition helps reduce time-to-value during development, test, and production of WebSphere based applications. Each WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition offering is a preconfigured package that integrates WebSphere Application Server and associated feature packs, IBM HTTP Server, and an operating system compatible with each supported hypervisor.

Enhanced operational cost reduction and business agility can be gained through the use of WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition with IBM Workload Deployer, a cloud computing appliance that manages IBM products in a cloud environment. It dispenses patterns of virtual images into a pool of virtualized resources running a supported hypervisor. WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition also supports IBM PureApplication™ Systems, expert integrated systems that combine the flexibility of a general-purpose system and the simplicity of an appliance.

WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V3.0

WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V3.0 delivers a lightweight Java EE application server built on open source Apache Geronimo technology. WebSphere Application Server Community Edition is backed by optionally available, world-class support from IBM , ensuring that clients receive assistance and timely problem resolution from the IBM team of expert support professionals and developers. Simple socket-based pricing is also optionally available.

WebSphere Adapters

WebSphere Adapters help accelerate business integration projects with rapidly deployable, enterprise-ready connections based on best practices. The WebSphere Adapters portfolio provides a comprehensive set of capabilities to reuse and extend your client's packaged and legacy applications. WebSphere Adapters includes enhanced adapters for SAP software, Siebel Business Applications, Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and PeopleSoft Enterprise.

A separate license entitlement for the appropriate WebSphere Adapter must be purchased when deploying WebSphere Adapter components to WebSphere Application Server for production use.

WebSphere Real Time

WebSphere Real Time is a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) designed to provide more consistent performance for Java applications. It enables customers to develop applications with low latency and highly predictable response times. A development and unit testing license for WebSphere Real Time is provided with WebSphere Application Server. A separate license entitlement for WebSphere Real Time must be purchased to use the Real Time capability in a production environment.

Rational Application Developer

Rational Application Developer is the development environment that is optimized for WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 and the Liberty profile, to help improve the productivity of your client's development team, from novice developers just getting up to speed, to experienced senior professionals.

Rational Application Developer provides capabilities to accelerate development of applications that leverage the latest programming models, such as Java EE 6, Java 7, SOA, OSGi, Cloud, Web 2.0, Mobile Web, Portal, Service Component Architecture (SCA), and WebSphere Batch, and includes tight integration with application server test environments to test, debug, fix, and maintain in an environment that mimics your production systems.

Rational Application Developer also provides developer test and analysis tools to ensure delivery of high-quality applications that are easily maintained to provide value and time savings across the entire life span of your client's software projects.



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IBM intends in the future to enhance IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository to support IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.



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For information about WebSphere Application Server for z/OS , V8.5 environments, refer to Software Announcement 213-174, dated April 23, 2013 .

For product information about IBM Rational Application Developer V9.0, refer to Software Announcement 213-211, dated April 23, 2013 .

For product information about IBM Rational Application Developer V8.0.3, refer to Software Announcement 211-204, dated May 31, 2011 .

For information about WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V3.0, refer to Software Announcement 211-083, dated September 27, 2011 .

For information about WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition V8.5.5, refer to Software Announcement 213-163, dated April 23, 2013 .

For information about the WebSphere Application Server Family, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv


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Program                 Program
number        VRM       name
 
5724-J08      8.5.5     WebSphere Application Server
5725-L29      8.5.5     WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core
5724-I63      8.5.5     WebSphere Application Server - Express
5724-H88      8.5.5     WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
5724-H89      8.5.5     WebSphere Application Server for Developers
5725-F49      8.5.5     WebSphere Application Server - Tools Edition
5725-F51      8.5.5     WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
                         - Tools Edition
5725-F50      8.5.5     WebSphere Application Server for Developers -
                         Tools Edition for Eclipse


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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


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The primary delivery and latest product documentation for WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 can be found in the online information center available from the library web page at

http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/was/library/

No hardcopy publications are shipped with this product. You can find links to information on installing and getting started with WebSphere Application Server in the readme files (readme_ locale .html) located in the locale-specific subdirectories of the doc/readme directory on the root of the installation image. The readme file is located at:

doc/readme/ locale /readme_ locale .html

For example:

/readme/readme.html.

Help for the WebSphere Application Server administrative console is shipped with the product. The total set of product documentation is available in HTML and PDF format from the following web page

http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/was/library/

For optimal viewing of this documentation, browser support for JavaScript™ and related technologies is required. For more information about compatible browsers, refer to the Software requirements section of this document.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

WebSphere Application Server (All supported operating systems):

WebSphere Application Server (Specific operating system requirements):

AIX®

For AIX (32-bit WebSphere Application Server)

IBM Power® family of processors supported by the corresponding release of AIX

HP-UX

For HP-UX (64-bit WebSphere Application Server)

Linux™

For Linux (32-bit WebSphere Application Server)

For Linux (64-bit WebSphere Application Server)

Solaris

For Solaris (32-bit WebSphere Application Server)

For Solaris (64-bit WebSphere Application Server)

Windows™

For Windows (32-bit WebSphere Application Server)

For Windows (64-bit WebSphere Application Server)

For more information on WebSphere Application Server, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27038218
Software requirements

Supported operating systems

For each supported platform, WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment editions are available in both a 32-bit and 64-bit version. The 32-bit versions are supported on a 64-bit version of the listed operating systems. On HP-UX IA64 and Solaris x86, only a 64-bit version is provided.

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AIX V6.1 recommended minimum maintenance package - 6100-00-04. Clients are 32-bit applications only.
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AIX 7.1 recommended minimum maintenance package - 7100-01-02.
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Macintosh is only for development use with the IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile.
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Supported on client. Server supported for application design, development, and testing; no support for production use.
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Windows XP will only be supported as described under the "Other configuration support statement" here
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004311

WebSphere Application Server - Express is only supported on 32-bit systems.

Supported databases

JDBC drivers

JMS providers

Java SDK

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For IBM i only, IBM J2SE 6.0 32-bit JVM (5761-JV1 option 11) is required and must be installed with fixes applied. IBM J2SE 6.0 64-bit JVM (5761-JV1 option 12) is optional supported software. For details, see the WebSphere Application Server Information Center at
http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r0/index.jsp

For HP-UX, the supported Java technology is HP JDK for J2SE HP-UX 11i platform, adapted by IBM for IBM Software, Version 6.0.

For Solaris, the supported Java technology is IBM SDK for Solaris, Java 2 Technology Edition, Version 6.0.

LDAP servers:

Security

Virtualization Management

Virtualization support

AIX

WPAR: Product installed in System Workload Partition for AIX V6.1 and V7.1 and future modification levels and fix packs

Windows

Linux

Solaris

Note: Using a whole-root zone in a Solaris Zones environment is a supported environment to run the IBM WebSphere Application Server product.

Web browsers

Web servers

7
Past or future releases of IBM HTTP Server are only supported by the corresponding release of the Web Server Plugin. The listed previous releases of IBM HTTP Server are for transitional purposes only when IBM HTTP Server cannot be updated in parallel with the Application Server.

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.

Companion products

IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for WebSphere Application Server is offered as a separate download for WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.

IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for WebSphere Application Server, which was formerly provided within the application server offering, is now made available as a separate web download from the Integrated Service Management Library as follows

https://www-304.ibm.com/software/brandcatalog/ismlibrary/

Search in the Integrated Service Management Library using the NavCode 1TW10CD07.

It provides additional request-based PMI metrics to help you understand the performance of your application server and more quickly identify issues. Also, because it uses the same data collector used by IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics, which provides advanced monitoring and deep diagnostics capability, it makes upgrade quick and easy for licensed users of that product, and provides further integration with Tivoli's Application Performance Monitoring solutions.

Limitations

The following features are either not supported by WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 or are being deprecated in V8.5.5:

Planning information

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm, and hot. In the cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire another license or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if they are running at another enterprise's location.

As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes.

Cold

A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Warm

A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Hot

A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlements for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.

Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data, or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high-availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files or transactions, maintaining a "heartbeat," active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Non-IBM WebSphere back-end servers

Edge components: Users seeking to use Edge components with non-IBM WebSphere back-end servers may be entitled to warranty support for such usage, provided the problem is common to both the IBM WebSphere and non-IBM WebSphere back-end servers or, if otherwise, you agree to re-create the problem in an IBM WebSphere Application Server environment.

Proxy Server components: Users seeking to use Proxy Server components and DMZ Secure Proxy Server components with non-IBM WebSphere back-end servers may be entitled to warranty support for such usage, provided the problem is common to both the IBM WebSphere and non-IBM WebSphere back-end servers or, if otherwise, you agree to re-create the problem in an IBM WebSphere Application Server environment.

WebSphere Application Server Express planning information

Processor Value Unit (PVU) license

The maximum allowed PVU capacity on a single server is 480 PVUs. WebSphere Application Server Express is eligible for Virtual Capacity Licensing, so virtual partitions of up to 480 PVUs could be allocated on a physical server with greater then 480 PVU capacity to enable use of WebSphere Application Server Express on that physical server. Server capacity available to WebSphere Application Server Express on any one physical server cannot exceed 480 PVUs. WebSphere Application Server Express PVU licenses can be utilized on any number of servers.

20 Intranet User licenses

Intranet User licenses are acquired in packs of 20 Authorized (named) users, and those users are authorized for that specific WebSphere Application Server Express server. The server maximum PVU capacity considerations above apply to WebSphere Application Server Express implementations acquired through Intranet User licenses. Multiple Intranet User packs can be purchased for a single server to increase the server capacity beyond 20 authorized users. However, there is a limitation of a single WebSphere Application Server Express server acquired through the Intranet User option per customer location.

WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core planning information

20 Intranet User licenses Intranet User licenses are acquired in packs of 20 Authorized (named) users, and those users are authorized for that specific WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core server. Multiple Intranet User packs can be purchased for a single server to increase the server capacity beyond 20 authorized users. However, there is a limitation of a single WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core server acquired through the Intranet User option per customer location.

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 planning information

Web 2.0 and Mobile

The functionality delivered as the Web 2.0 and Mobile Feature Pack is delivered for WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 as the Web 2.0 and Mobile Toolkit and included as an option within the base product itself.

Direct customer support

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

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

WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core V8.5.5 contents:

WebSphere Application Server - Express V8.5.5 contents:

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 contents:

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5.5 contents:

WebSphere Application Server for Developers V8.5.5 contents:

WebSphere Application Server - Tools Edition V8.5.5 contents:

IBM WebSphere Application Server for Developers - Tools Edition for Eclipse V8.5.5 contents:

IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment - Tools Edition V8.5.5 contents:

This program, when downloaded from a website, 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.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 provides automated authorization checking and a strong security implementation for authentication and authorization. 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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These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

For more information about IBM Software Value Plus, visit

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Product name / title          Product group             Product category
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   WebSphere
                               Middleware
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   WebSphere
 Liberty Core                  Middleware
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   Application
 Network Deployment            Middleware other          Integration
                                                         Middleware other
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   Application
 for Developers                Middleware other          Integration
                                                         Middleware other
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   WebSphere
 - Express                     Middleware
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   WebSphere
 - Express Developer           Middleware
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   WebSphere
 - Express Intranet Option     Middleware
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   WebSphere
 - Tools Edition               Middleware
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   WebSphere
Network Deployment             Middleware
 - Tools Edition
 
WebSphere Application Server  Application Integration   WebSphere
 for Developers - Tools        Middleware
 Edition for Eclipse
 

Passport Advantage

                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number
 
WebSphere Application Server
 
Per Processor Value Unit
 License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D55W8LL
 Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E025QLL
 SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D55W9LL
 
WebSphere Application Server
 
Per Limited Use Socket
 License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0GUSLL
 Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0AT3LL
 SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0GUULL
 
WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core
 
Per Processor Value Unit
 License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0ZDZLL
 Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0HGKLL
 SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0ZE0LL
 
WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core
 
Per 20 Authorized User Single Install
 License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0ZE2LL
 Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0HGLLL
 SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0ZE3LL
 
WebSphere Application Server for Developers
 
Per Authorized User
 License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D51JXLL
 Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E00HHLL
 SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D51JZLL
 
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
 
Per Processor Value Unit
 License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D55WJLL
 Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E025SLL
 SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D55WKLL
 
WebSphere Application Server - Express
 
Per Processor Value Unit
 License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D582CLL
 Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E02HKLL
 SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D582DLL
 
WebSphere Application Server - Express Developer
 
Per Authorized User
 License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D522PLL
 Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E00MQLL
 SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D522RLL
 
WebSphere Application Server - Express Intranet Option
 
Per 20 Authorized Users
 License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D522LLL
 Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E00MPLL
 SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D522NLL
 
WebSphere Application Server - Tools Edition
 
Per Processor Value Unit
 License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0LTLLL
 Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0D11LL
 SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0LTMLL
 
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment -
 Tools Edition
 
Per Processor Value Unit
 License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0LTFLL
 Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0D0ZLL
 SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0LTGLL
 
WebSphere Application Server for Developers -
 Tools Edition for Eclipse
 
Per Authorized User
 License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0LTCLL
 Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0D0YLL
 SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0LTGLL
 

Passport Advantage trade-up

Below is a list of precursor products for which you must have already acquired a license, in order to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses using the trade-up part numbers.

                                                                  Trade-up
Precursor product              Trade-up product                   part number
 
Qualified Competitor           WebSphere Application Server       D0ZE1LL
                                Liberty Core
                                Processor Value Unit
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
Qualified Competitor           WebSphere Application Server       D0ZMYLL
                                Liberty Core
                                Processor Value Unit,
                                zEnterprise® BladeCenter
                                Extension (zBX) Linux on System z
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application Server   WebSphere Application Server       D0ZEALL
 Liberty Core                   Processor Value Unit
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application Server   WebSphere Application Server       D0ZEBLL
 Liberty Core                   Processor Value Unit,
 Processor Value Unit,          zEnterprise BladeCenter
 zEnterprise BladeCenter®        Extension (zBX) Linux on System z
 Extension (zBX) Linux on       Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 System z + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application Server   WebSphere Application Server       D0GUWLL
 100 Processor Value Units      per Limited Use Socket
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application Server   WebSphere Application Server       D0GUYLL
 100 Processor Value Units      per Limited Use Socket
 Linux on System z              Linux on System z
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
Qualified Competitor           WebSphere Application Server       D55WDLL
                                Processor Value Unit
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application Server   WebSphere Application Server       D55WBLL
 - Express                      Processor Value Unit
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application Server   WebSphere Application Server       D55WALL
 Standard Server                Processor Value Unit
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
Qualified Competitor           WebSphere Application Server       D55WILL
                                Processor Value Unit,
                                zEnterprise BladeCenter
                                Extension (zBX) Linux on System z
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application Server   WebSphere Application Server       D55WHLL
 - Express                      Processor Value Unit,
                                zEnterprise BladeCenter
                                Extension (zBX) Linux on System z
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application Server   WebSphere Application Server       D55WGLL
 Standard Server                Processor Value Unit,
                                zEnterprise BladeCenter
                                Extension (zBX) Linux on System z
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
Qualified Competitor           WebSphere Application Server       D55WLLL
                                Network Deployment
                                Processor Value Unit
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application Server   WebSphere Application Server       D55WMLL
 Advanced Single Server         Network Deployment
                                Processor Value Unit
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application Server   WebSphere Application Server       D55WNLL
                                Network Deployment
                                Processor Value Unit
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application Server   WebSphere Application Server       D55WSLL
 Advanced Single Server         Network Deployment
                                Processor Value Unit
                                Linux on System z
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
Qualified Competitor           WebSphere Application Server       D55WULL
                                Processor Value Unit,
                                zEnterprise BladeCenter
                                Extension (zBX) Linux on System z
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application Server   WebSphere Application Server       D55WTLL
 Linux on System z              Processor Value Unit,
                                zEnterprise BladeCenter
                                Extension (zBX) Linux on System z
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
Qualified Competitor           WebSphere Application Server       D582FLL
                                - Express
                                Processor Value Unit
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
WebSphere Application Server   WebSphere Application Server       D582ELL
 - Express                      - Express
 20 Intranet Users              Processor Value Unit
                                Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Mo

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

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 packs
description                                              Part number
 
WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 for                  BA16AML
 Multiplatforms Multilingual DVD Media Pack
 
WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core V8.5.5         BA168ML
 for Multiplatforms Multilingual DVD Media Pack
 
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5.5   BA16CML
 for Multiplatforms Multilingual DVD Media Pack
 
WebSphere Application Server - Express V8.5.5 for        BA16BML
 Multiplatforms Multilingual DVD Media Pack
 
WebSphere Application Server for Developers V8.5.5       BA16DML
 for Multiplatforms Multilingual DVD Media Pack
 
WebSphere Application Server - Tools Edition V8.5.5      BA16GML
 for Multiplatforms Multilingual DVD Media Pack
 
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment -        BA16FML
 Tools Edition V8.5.5
 for Multiplatforms Multilingual DVD Media Pack
 
WebSphere Application Server for Developers - Tools      BA16EML
 Edition for Eclipse V8.5.5
 for Multiplatforms Multilingual DVD Media Pack

Cross-platform product for use on System z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension or the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run in these environments, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

                                                          Part
Program name/Description                                  number
 
WebSphere Application Server
 
Per Limited User Socket, zEnterprise BladeCenter
 Extension (zBX)
Linux on System z License + SW S&S 12 Months              D0GUTLL
Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal                   E0AT4LL
Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months              D0GUVLL
 
WebSphere Application Server
 
Per Processor Value Unit, zEnterprise BladeCenter
 Extension (zBX)
Linux on System z License + SW S&S 12 Months              D55WELL
Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal                   E025RLL
Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months              D55WFLL
 
WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core
 
Per Processor Value Unit, zEnterprise BladeCenter
 Extension (zBX)
Linux on System z License + SW S&S 12 Months              D0ZDXLL
Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal                   E0HGJLL
Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months              D0ZDYLL
 
WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core
 
Per 20 Authorized User Single Install, zEnterprise
 BladeCenter Extension (zBX)
Linux on System z License + SW S&S 12 Months              D0ZE4LL
Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal                   E0HGMLL
Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months              D0ZE5LL
 
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
 
Per Processor Value Unit, zEnterprise BladeCenter
 Extension (zBX)
Linux on System z License + SW S&S 12 Months              D55WQLL
Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal                   E025TLL
Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months              D55WRLL
 
WebSphere Application Server - Tools Edition
 
Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 Linux on System z License + SW S&S 12 Months             D0LTNLL
 Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal                  E0D12LL
 Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months         D0LTPLL
 
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment -
 Tools Edition
 
Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 Linux on System z License + SW S&S 12 Months             D0LTILL
 Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal                  E0D10LL
 Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months         D0LTJLL
 

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

Part
number     Description
 
ASQQ3LL    WebSphere Application Server Processor Day
            On/Off CoD Temporary Use Charge
 
D0ZDULL    WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core Processor Day
            On/Off CoD Temporary Use Charge
 
ASQJ8LL    WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
            Processor Day On/Off CoD Temporary Use Charge
 
ASQR9LL    WebSphere Application Server - Express Processor Day
            On/Off CoD Temporary Use Charge
 

Charge metric

Program name                   PID number     Charge metric
 
WebSphere Application Server   5724-J08       Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 
WebSphere Application Server   5724-J08       Limited Use Socket
 
WebSphere Application Server   5724-J08       Processor Day
 
WebSphere Application Server   5725-L29       Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 Liberty Core
 
WebSphere Application Server   5725-L29       Processor Day
 Liberty Core
 
WebSphere Application Server   5725-L29       20 Authorized Users
 Liberty Core
 
WebSphere Application Server   5724-H88       Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 Network Deployment
 
WebSphere Application Server   5724-H88       Processor Day
 Network Deployment
 
WebSphere Application Server   5724-H89       Authorized User
 for Developers
 
WebSphere Application Server   5724-I63       Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 - Express
 
WebSphere Application Server   5724-I63       Processor Day
 - Express
 
WebSphere Application Server   5724-I63       Authorized User
 - Express Developer
 
WebSphere Application Server   5724-I63       20 Authorized Users
 - Express Intranet Option
 
WebSphere Application Server   5725-F49       Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 - Tools Edition
 
WebSphere Application Server   5725-F51       Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 Network Deployment
 - Tools Edition
 
WebSphere Application Server   5725-F50       Authorized User
 for Developers -
 Tools Edition for Eclipse
 

Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User given access to the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example: via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

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

Limited Use Socket

Limited Use Socket (LU Socket) is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A Limited Use Socket is an electronic circuitry that accepts a processor chip that meets the maximum processor cores per socket authorized use terms and conditions in the IBM Express and Middleware Licensing Guide at

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/smb/pdfs/LicensingGuide.pdf

If the program is eligible for sub-capacity licensing, Licensee may be permitted to license less than all Sockets on the Server. Sub-capacity licensing terms, conditions, and eligibility requirements for LU Socket-licensed programs are described in the Sub-capacity Guide at

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/smb/pdfs/SubcapacityGuide.pdf

Install

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

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found at

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

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores8 in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html
8
An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes :

Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing

This software product is eligible for sub-capacity licensing. Customers must accept the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (Attachment), and must obtain PVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) for the maximum processor core capacity available to an eligible sub-capacity product when deployed in an eligible virtualization environment. This is also referred to as sub-capacity or virtualization capacity licensing .

Customers must use the IBM License Metric Tool unless they meet the exceptions described in the Attachment.

For information regarding PVU sub-capacity licensing, including terms and IBM License Metric Tool ordering information, visit

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


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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

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.

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 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
Program name                              LI form number

WebSphere Application Server -            L-JTHS-94HMP5
 Express V8.5.5
 
IBM WebSphere Application Server          L-JTHS-94HLS7
 Network Deployment V8.5.5
 
WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5       L-JTHS-94HMLU
 
WebSphere Application Server Liberty      L-JTHS-94HMR3
 Core V8.5.5
 
WebSphere Application Server for          L-JTHS-95RNAT
 Developers V8.5.5
 
IBM WebSphere Application Server -        L-JTHS-969JK3
 Tools Edition V8.5.5
 
IBM WebSphere Application Server          L-JTHS-969JLN
 Network Deployment -
 Tools Edition V8.5.5
 
IBM WebSphere Application Server          L-JTHS-969JKV
 for Developers -Tools Edition
 for Eclipse Bundle V8.5.5
 

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

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

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

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

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software 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 also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM , including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Software Subscription and Support 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 offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, 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 does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
IBM Operational Support Services -- SoftwareXcel

No

Other support

Passport Advantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

Sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions

To be eligible for sub-capacity pricing, the machine on which the eligible products are installed and running must be eligible for sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions. Software pricing, at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, apply when running:

Sub-capacity pricing for eligible products is based on the current program pricing methodology, but the number of processors will be determined based on the sum of processors for all partitions where the program is defined (used). To obtain pricing at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, you are required to:

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, Amendment for iSeries® and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand - Software (Z125-6907), must be signed prior to use.



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



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

Business Partner information

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

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

Passport Advantage

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

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

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. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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.

IBM Software Value Plus

These products are available under IBM Software Value Plus, either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills, and expertise provided by these Business Partners.

Additions to Software Value Plus will be communicated through standard product announcements. For a current list of IBM software available under Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio_criteria

For questions regarding Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio_contacts

Trademarks

PureApplication, DB2 Connect, i5/OS, PR/SM and AIX 5L are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

WebSphere, Rational, IBM, z/OS, Tivoli, Express, System z, Passport Advantage, AIX, Power, DB2, pureScale, Informix, Lotus, Domino, System i, PowerVM, z/VM, zEnterprise, BladeCenter, System p, OS/400, iSeries, pSeries and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Intel, Itanium and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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

Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Terms of use

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

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

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

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