IBM Runtimes for Business provides additional function and support for OpenJDK 8 with Eclipse OpenJ9

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP18-0396
November 27, 2018

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IBM® Runtimes for Business provides commercial support for open source Java™ runtime environments, plus monitoring and management capabilities for Java applications.

OpenJDK 8 with Eclipse OpenJ9 support

IBM support is provided for community builds of OpenJDK 8 that include the Eclipse OpenJ9 Java virtual machine. These community builds are available from the AdoptOpenJDK website for server and workstation platforms. Builds are refreshed on a quarterly basis to include critical security updates.

Runtimes for Business enables you to obtain support for specific servers and clients in your enterprise. Monthly and perpetual licenses are available for both server and client deployments. This flexible approach to licensing is typically less expensive than buying a single commercial license to cover all your Java installations.

Java application monitoring and management

IBM Cloud™ Application Performance Management, Advanced Private provides management software to efficiently monitor, analyze, and manage applications. Monitoring agents and data collectors are available for a variety of applications, including Java applications. Runtimes for Business provides entitlement to the Cloud Application Performance Management, Advanced Private server and the J2SE data collectors for resource level monitoring of Java applications. These data collectors are available for Linux®, Microsoft™ Windows™, and AIX® server platforms.

For Runtimes for Business, support includes assistance with installation, configuration, and analysis of suspected defects. Here is what is included:

  • Unlimited support tickets for both electronic and voice problem submissions
  • Support hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with 24x7x52 for severity 1 problems
  • A response target of two business hours for all service tickets

For details, see the Selected Support offerings topic on the Support portfolio tab of the Software Support Handbook.

Binaries for OpenJDK 8 with Eclipse OpenJ9 on selected levels of Microsoft Windows, Linux, and IBM AIX

November 29, 2018

Availability of programs with encryption algorithm in France is subject to French government approval.



Plant of control and manufacture

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Plant of control: IBM Dublin
Plant of manufacture: IBM Dublin

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Marketing channels

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  • IBM Sales Specialists
  • IBM Authorized Business Partners

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  • IBM Business Partner for Channel Value Rewards



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Cryptographic products capable of data encryption

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Sales support

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Methods of obtaining assistance are displayed for each geography as well as other offerings.

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IBM Global Financing

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IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients and IBM Business Partners to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors, as well as commercial financing (revolving lines of credit, term loans, acquisition facilities, and inventory financing credit lines) for Business Partners. Offerings (for all client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

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 clients. Rates are based on a client'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 clients preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, can help accelerate implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match client project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified clients.

Withdrawal of previous Passport Advantage® part numbers: No

ESW software pipe details

This product will not be made available in the ESW pipe.



Volume discount

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Passport Advantage

The product offering is eligible for acquisition under Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express®. Volume pricing is available under the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement.

Ordering information and charges can be found on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

See the IBM Channel Value Rewards website for more information.

To locate IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards for a specific Channel Value Rewards portfolio, go to the Find a Business Partner page.



Special bid requests

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Requests for Special Bid Offerings should be directed through the Regional/Country SBO organization.



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Order control codes

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  • Program name: IBM Runtimes for Business
  • Program type: 5737
  • Program model: J49
  • Function class code: 7343
  • Product identity code: S
  • Division: 7G
  • Industry definition categories: 24A
  • Type of agreement: Passport Advantage
  • Marketing brand code: X
  • Vendor logo product code: I


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Distribution method

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Build to Plan (BTP) (for Passport Advantage)


Exhibits

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Overview

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IBM® Runtimes for Business provides commercial support for open source Java™ runtime environments, plus monitoring and management capabilities for Java applications.

OpenJDK 8 with Eclipse OpenJ9 support

IBM support is provided for community builds of OpenJDK 8 that include the Eclipse OpenJ9 Java virtual machine. These community builds are available from the AdoptOpenJDK website for server and workstation platforms. Builds are refreshed on a quarterly basis to include critical security updates.

Runtimes for Business enables you to obtain support for specific servers and clients in your enterprise. Monthly and perpetual licenses are available for both server and client deployments. This flexible approach to licensing is typically less expensive than buying a single commercial license to cover all your Java installations.

Java application monitoring and management

IBM Cloud™ Application Performance Management, Advanced Private provides management software to efficiently monitor, analyze, and manage applications. Monitoring agents and data collectors are available for a variety of applications, including Java applications. Runtimes for Business provides entitlement to the Cloud Application Performance Management, Advanced Private server and the J2SE data collectors for resource level monitoring of Java applications. These data collectors are available for Linux®, Microsoft™ Windows™, and AIX® server platforms.

For Runtimes for Business, support includes assistance with installation, configuration, and analysis of suspected defects. Here is what is included:

  • Unlimited support tickets for both electronic and voice problem submissions
  • Support hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with 24x7x52 for severity 1 problems
  • A response target of two business hours for all service tickets

For details, see the Selected Support offerings topic on the Support portfolio tab of the Software Support Handbook.



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Key prerequisites

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Binaries for OpenJDK 8 with Eclipse OpenJ9 on selected levels of Microsoft Windows, Linux, and IBM AIX



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Planned availability date

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November 29, 2018

Availability of programs with encryption algorithm in France is subject to French government approval.



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Description

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Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Report containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the Product accessibility information website.



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Reference information

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For additional information about IBM Runtimes for Business, see IBM Marketplace.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Product name
5737-J49 1.0.0 IBM Runtimes for Business


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.



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Publications

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A quick start guide is included with the product download.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

OpenJDK 8 with Eclipse OpenJ9 binaries, downloadable from the AdoptOpenJDK website, are supported on the following platforms:

  • Windows x32 and x64
  • Linux x64
  • Linux ppc64le
  • Linux on IBM Z®
  • IBM AIX ppc64

OpenJDK 8 with OpenJ9 binaries are supported on the minimum operating levels as documented under the platform architectures and operating systems heading in the IBM Runtimes for Business page on the IBM Support website.

Application Performance Management, Advanced Private Server can be installed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6, or later, on the Linux x86 platform.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.

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



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

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

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

To locate IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards in your geography for a specific Channel Value Rewards portfolio, go to the Find a Business Partner page.


Passport Advantage

Part name and description Part number
IBM Monitoring for Java Server Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support D223RLL
IBM Monitoring for Java Server Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0PSULL
IBM Monitoring for Java Server Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement D223SLL
IBM Monitoring for Java Server Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D223ULL
IBM Monitoring for Java Desktop Authorized User License + SW Subscription & Support D223LLL
IBM Monitoring for Java Desktop Authorized User SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0PSSLL
IBM Monitoring for Java Desktop Authorized User SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement D223MLL
IBM Monitoring for Java Desktop Authorized User Monthly License D223NLL

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-J49 IBM Runtimes for Business L-CTUR-B5TP8X

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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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 through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) 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. Two charges apply: 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 number

The following License Information document applies to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-J49 IBM Runtimes for Business L-CTUR-B5TP8X

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

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, see the IBM Software 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 version or release of a specific program within this offering will be available as long as:

  • The program is still supported.
  • Your Software Subscription and Support for this offering is in effect.

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of two 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 (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM for any individual program within this offering, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

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, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Usage restrictions

Yes. Use of IBM Cloud Application Performance Management Advanced Private is restricted to using the J2SE data collector for resource level monitoring of Java applications supported by IBM Runtimes for Business.

See License Information document L-CTUR-B5TP8X for details. This restriction is current as of the date of announcement. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for any new or revised restrictions.

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 by 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 users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Software 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.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Software Support Handbook.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Education allowance does not apply. Education software allowance does not apply. Special education prices are available for qualified clients through Passport Advantage.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion 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 regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Channel Value Rewards. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients 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 client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

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 clients. Rates are based on a client'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, can help accelerate 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 clients.



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