Migrating Existing Entitlements to IBM Business
Process Manager

On April 5, 2011, IBM announced IBM Business Process Manager, a single unified BPM platform that is designed to support the entire range of business process improvement projects. This is an exciting new BPM release that consolidates the market-leading capabilities of both WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Lombardi Edition.

IBM Business Process Manager is the successor to WebSphere Process Server (WPS), WebSphere Lombardi Edition (WLE), and related products. IBM will help customers migrate their current entitlements for existing products to equivalent entitlements for corresponding IBM Business Process Manager product components.

In order to preserve the investments that customers have already made in WebSphere BPM products, customers can migrate from previous releases of WPS (6.1/6.1.2/6.2/7.0) and WLE (7.1/7.2) to IBM Business Process Manager. See the Application Migration section below for more information.

Customers that have WebSphere BPM products will be able to migrate their current product licenses to corresponding IBM Business Process Manager licenses, anytime after June 3, 2011. The tables below explain how that entitlement migration will work for each WebSphere BPM product.

Please note that IBM will continue to support existing WebSphere BPM releases for the time periods specified in the tables below, giving customers the time needed to plan and complete migration to IBM Business Process Manager releases.

An extended migration entitlement program is available for WPS, Lombardi and BPM customers migrating to the latest release of the BPM program. For details on the extended entitlement program refer to Extended Entitlement for Migration to Latest BPM Products

On April 8, 2014, IBM announced the end of life for a number of the WebSphere Process Server Hypervisor and WebSphere Monitor Hypervisor products. Customers that have these products have the choice to migrate to the replacement products as detailed below.

Entitlement Migration Summary – By Product

WebSphere Process Server & WebSphere Integration Designer

Customers who have WebSphere Process Server (WPS) will be entitled to IBM Process Server Advanced, and customers who have WebSphere Integration Designer (WID) will be entitled to IBM Integration Designer. For your convenience, entitlements will be mapped automatically as described in the following table.

Previous releases of WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Integration Designer will be supported through the standard end-of-service dates listed below. Optionally, support may be extended for up to 3 years beyond those dates.1

Version End of Standard Service1 Entitlement Migration

WPS 6.1, WID 6.1

30 Apr 2013

1 PVU of WebSphere Process Server migrates to 1 PVU of IBM Process Server Advanced.

WPS 6.1.2
WID 6.1.2

30 Sep 2013

1 User of WebSphere Integration Developer migrates to 1 User of IBM Integration Designer.

WPS 6.2, WID 6.2

30 Apr 2014

NOTE: IBM Process Center Advanced and IBM Process Designer parts must be purchased separately in order to upgrade to a complete IBM Business Process Manager Advanced configuration.

WPS 7.0, WID 7.0

30 Apr 2015

 

 

NOTE: IBM Process Center Advanced and IBM Process Designer parts must be purchased separately in order to upgrade to a complete IBM Business Process Manager Advanced configuration.

WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition

Customers who have WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition (WDPE) Server V6.1.2, V6.2.x, V7.0.0 with Business Services Fabric will be entitled to IBM Process Server Advanced, IBM Process Center Advanced, IBM Business Monitor, and associated development tools. Customers who have WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition (WDPE) Business Server V7.0.1 will be entitled to IBM Process Server Advanced, IBM Business Monitor, and associated development tools. For your convenience, entitlements will be mapped automatically as described in the following table.

Previous releases of WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition will be supported through the standard end-of-service dates listed below. Optionally, support may be extended for up to 3 years beyond those dates.1

Version End of Standard Service1 Entitlement Migration

WDPE 6.1.2

30 Sep 2013

WDPE Server w/Fabric (6.1.2, 6.2.x, 7.0.0)

WDPE 6.2.x

30 Apr 2014

2 PVUs of WDPE Server migrate to 4 PVUs of IBM Process Server Advanced and 1 PVU of IBM Process Center Advanced PVU and 1 PVU of IBM Business Monitor.

WDPE 7.0.0

30 Apr 2015

 1 User of WDPE Tool Pack migrates to 1 User of IBM Process Designer and 1 User of IBM Integration Designer and 1 User of WebSphere Business Modeler Advanced.

WDPE 7.0.1

30 Sep 2015

NOTE: WDPE customers that want to continue using Fabric will need to request a manual entitlement. Please ask your IBM sales representative for assistance.
     

WDPE 7.0.1

30 Sep 2015

WDPE Business Server (7.0.1)
    2 PVUs of WDPE Business Server migrates to 1 PVU of IBM Process Server Advanced and 1 PVU of IBM Business Monitor.
    1 User of Business Tool Pack migrates to 1 User of IBM Integration Designer and 1 User of WebSphere Business Modeler Advanced.
    NOTE: IBM Process Center Advanced and IBM Process Designer parts must be purchased separately in order to upgrade to a complete IBM Business Process Manager Advanced configuration.

 

WebSphere Lombardi Edition

Customers who have WebSphere Lombardi Edition (WLE) or associated Office and SharePoint add-ons will be entitled to equivalent IBM Business Process Manager Standard components. For your convenience, entitlements will be mapped automatically as described in the following table.

NOTE: WLE Participant User entitlements will not be migrated as IBM Business Process Manager has no entitlements or limits on end users.

Previous releases of WebSphere Lombardi Edition will be supported through the standard end-of-service dates listed below. Optionally, support may be extended for up to 3 years beyond those dates.1

Version End of Standard Service1 Entitlement Migration

WLE 7.1

30 Sep 2013

2 PVUs of WLE Server migrates to 1 PVU of IBM Process Server Standard and 1 PVU of IBM Process Center Standard.

WLE 7.2

30 Apr 2016

1 User of WLE Author migrates to 1 User of IBM Process Designer.
    WLE Participant User limits will not be migrated as IBM Business Process Manager has no limit on end users.
    NOTE: WLE customers that prefer a different allocation of PVUs to Process Server Standard and Process Center Standard will need to request a manual entitlement. Please ask your IBM sales representative for assistance.
WLE for Office 7.2

30 Apr 2016

1 Instance of WLE for Office migrates to 1 instance of IBM BPM for Microsoft Office.
WLE for SharePoint
7.2

30 Apr 2016

1 Instance of WLE for SharePoint migrates to 1 instance of IBM BPM for Microsoft SharePoint.

 

Lombardi Teamworks

Lombardi Teamworks is a BPM platform formerly offered by Lombardi Software prior to its acquisition by IBM in January 2011.

Customers who have Lombardi Teamworks (TW), Teamworks for Office (TFO), Lombardi for Office (LFO), or Teamworks for SharePoint (TFS) will be entitled to equivalent IBM Business Process Manager Standard components.

This will require an inventory and declaration of the customer’s current Teamworks usage, in terms of Server PVUs in development, test, and production environments, Author users in development, and Server instances supporting Office and SharePoint add-on users.

Please contact your IBM sales and S&S renewal representatives if you are interested in migrating your Lombardi Teamworks entitlements to IBM Business Process Manager Standard components.

Version End of Standard Service1 Entitlement Migration

TW 6.0.x, 5.x, 4.x, 3.x 

30 Apr 2012

Inventory the current environments, and migrate current usage to equivalent IBM Business Process Manager Standard entitlements:

TW 6.2.x 6.1.x

30 Sep 2013

1 PVU of Teamworks Server in Dev environment migrates to 1 PVU of IBM Process Center Standard.

TW 7.0.x

30 Sep 2013

1 PVU of Teamworks Server in Test environment migrates to 1 PVU of IBM Process Server Standard.
    1 PVU of Teamworks Server in Prod environment migrates to 1 PVU of IBM Process Server Standard.
    1 User of Teamworks Author migrates to 1 User of IBM Process Designer.

LFO 1.0.x

30 Apr 2012

1 Instance of Teamworks for Office migrates to 1 instance of IBM BPM for Microsoft Office.

TFO 2003 2.0.X

30 Apr 2012

 

TFO 2007 1.0.x

30 Apr 2013

 

TFS 1.0.x

30 Apr 2012

  1 Instance of Teamworks for SharePoint migrates to 1 instance of IBM BPM for Microsoft SharePoint.

TFS 1.2

30 Apr 2013

 

 

Heritage WebSphere BPM Products

For customers that have heritage WebSphere BPM products – including WebSphere Business Integration (WBI) products, WebSphere InterChange Server (WICS), and WebSphere MQ Workflow (WMQWF) – IBM offers the opportunity to migrate those product entitlements to IBM Business Process Server Advanced and IBM Integration Designer.

Heritage BPM customers do not have to migrate entitlements immediately. Customers can continue to use heritage BPM products through the announced end-of-service dates. Optionally, support may be extended for up to 3 years beyond those dates.1

To facilitate the extended migration period some customers may require to move to the newer replacement products (and to avoid "double payment" during that migration period), IBM is offering customers complimentary "extended entitlement" to the specified replacement products until the customer fully migrates from their original entitled products.

For more details on this extended entitlement program for heritage WebSphere BPM products, please refer to Extended Entitlement for Migration to Latest WebSphere BPM Products.

Please contact your IBM sales and S&S renewal representatives if you are interested in migrating your heritage WebSphere BPM product entitlements to IBM Business Process Manager components.

Version End of Standard Service1 Entitlement Migration

WBI-SF

30 Apr 2012*

For details on the extended entitlement program for heritage WebSphere BPM products, please refer to Extended Entitlement for Migration to Latest WebSphere BPM Products.

WBI-SX

30 Apr 2012*

Please contact your IBM sales and S&S renewal representatives if you are interested in migrating your heritage WebSphere BPM product entitlements to IBM Business Process Manager components.

WBI Server

30 Apr 2012*

For details on the extended entitlement program for this and the following list of heritage WebSphere BPM products, please refer to Extended Entitlement for Migration to Latest WebSphere BPM Products.

WSADIE

30 Apr 2012*

WICS

30 Apr 2014

WMQWF

30 Sept 2015

*These dates were established in earlier end-of-service announcements.

Application Migration

In order to preserve the investments that customers have already made in WebSphere BPM products, customers can migrate from previous releases of WPS (6.1/6.1.2/6.2/7.0) and WLE (7.1/7.2) to IBM Business Process Manager. Application and data migration tools are available with IBM Business Process Manager. Here are more details:

WebSphere Process Server

WebSphere Lombardi Edition & Lombardi Teamworks

Additional migration steps or effort may be required for applications based on:

For help in understanding the effort involved in migrating your application to IBM Business Process Manager, please contact your IBM sales or services representative for assistance.

WebSphere Process Server Hypervisors and WebSphere Business Monitor Hypervisor

Customers who have a WebSphere Process Server (WPS) Hypervisor or WebSphere Business Monitor Hypervisor product will be given the option to migrate to an IBM BPM product as described in the following table.

The withdrawn products that are shown will be supported through the standard end-of-service dates listed below. Optionally, support may be extended for up to 3 years beyond those dates.1

Version End of Standard Service1 Entitlement Migration

WebSphere Process Server Hypervisor Edition for Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for x86 v6.2.x, v7.0.x (D0CWMLL)

30 Sept 2015

1 PVU of WPS Hypervisor Edition for Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server migrates to 1 PVU of IBM Process Server for Business Process Manager Application Pattern (D0ZMQLL)

WebSphere Process Server Hypervisor Edition for Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z (separate Novell subscription required) v6.2.x, v7.0.x (D0G8VLL)

30 Sept 2015

1 PVU WPS Hypervisor Edition for Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z migrates to 1 PVU of IBM Process Server Advanced for Linux on System z (D0ILZLL)

WebSphere Process Server Hypervisor Edition for Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z (separate Novell subscription not required) v6.2.x, v7.0.x (D0G8SLL)

30 Sept 2015

1 PVU WPS Hypervisor Edition for Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z migrates to 1 PVU of IBM Process Server Advanced for Linux on System z (D0ILZLL)
WebSphere Business Monitor Hypervisor Edition for Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for x86 v6.2.x, v7.0.x (D0G8YLL) 30 Sep 2015 1 PVU WebSphere Business Monitor Hypervisor Edition for Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for x86 migrates to 1 PVU of IBM Business Monitor (D56KQLL)
WebSphere Process Server Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for x86 v7.0.x (D0G8PLL) 30 Sept 2015 1 PVU WPS Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for x86 migrates to 1 PVU of one of the following:

Or

WebSphere Process Server Hypervisor Edition for AIX v6.2.x, v7.0.x (D0CWFLL)

30 Sept 2015

1 PVU WPS Hypervisor Edition for AIX migrates to 1 PVU of one of the following:

Or

Notes

Note 1: Optional extended service is available for up to 3 years beyond the standard service period, for products licensed under terms of the IBM International Program License Agreement. For information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle, please refer to the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy. If interested in extended service, please contact your IBM sales representative for assistance.

Additional Information

Please refer to the product overview pages for IBM Business Process Manager on the IBM web site.

For more information on the original IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 release, please refer to Software Announcement 211-092, dated April 5, 2011. For information on the recent IBM Business Process Manager V8.5 release, please refer to Software Announcement 213-023, dated April 23, 2013.

For information on the exact mapping of WebSphere BPM part numbers to IBM Business Process Manager part numbers as well as end-of-service dates, please refer to Software Announcement 911-087, dated April 5, 2011.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your IBM representative, or send us email at askibmbpm@us.ibm.com.

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