IBM Cloud Pak for Integration V2020.2.1 adds support for Operators on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

IBM United States Software Announcement 220-168
April 28, 2020


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At a glance

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IBM Cloud Pak® for Integration V2020.2.1 builds on the previous release and is extended by the following enhancements:

  • Provides Kubernetes Operators that manage every component of the Cloud Pak for Integration, enabling the Cloud Pak to be entirely Kubernetes native, and OpenShift® native. This enables automation at every level of the stack, including the platform itself and the applications that are built on the platform.
  • Simplifies packaging, deployment, management, and updating of Cloud Pak for Integration on the Red Hat® OpenShift Container Platform.
  • Includes Event Streams Operator that takes advantage of the open source Strimzi Operator published under the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.


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Overview

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Cloud Pak for Integration offers a powerful integrated platform for deploying containerized integration capabilities as part of a Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform deployment environment. By making use of Cloud Pak for Integration, an organization can quickly connect applications, systems, and services as part of a managed, controlled, scalable, and security-rich environment.

Cloud Pak for Integration consists of several IBM® offerings that bring integration capabilities and features under a single integrated interface:

  • IBM App Connect Enterprise
  • IBM API Connect®
  • IBM DataPower® Gateway Virtual Edition
  • IBM MQ and MQ Advanced
  • IBM Aspera® High-Speed Transfer Server
  • IBM Event Streams

Entitlement to Cloud Pak for Integration enables organizations to use, under a single flexible license entitlement, the existing separate integration offerings and their integrated capabilities as a part of the Cloud Pak for Integration. This flexible approach enables organizations to modernize their infrastructure over time without disrupting their existing deployed environment.

Cloud Pak for Integration Operators

Cloud Pak for Integration V2020.2.1 brings significant changes, adding Operators to help organizations improve software management in a Kubernetes environment. Operators are a method of packaging, deploying, and managing a Kubernetes application. Cloud Pak for Integration Operators provide:

  • Repeatability of installation and upgrade
  • Consistent configuration of Cloud Pak components
  • Over-the-air updates for OpenShift components
  • Deployment of the Cloud Pak into Kubernetes according to best practices from product development
  • Ongoing operations (Day 2) capabilities such as database backup that can be implemented according to best practices

Operators ease the operational complexity of running software in kubernetes. With the introduction of operators organizations can more seamlessly use the integration capabilities of Cloud Pak for Integration within the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. Operators are installed from the Operators catalog by using Red Hat Operator Lifecycle Manager. Operators are the native way to deploy and manage software in OpenShift.

In addition to streamlining software installation, Operators enable organizations to deploy application-level characteristics such as integrations to runtimes by using the same method as that used to declare the number of instances. This enables a full continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline, building everything needed to deploy an application with its dependencies. Operators are designed to provide organizations with control of deployment across OpenShift clusters or within namespaces.

The Cloud Pak for Integration Operators enable more flexible and agile deployments of the integration capabilities at the requested version or release level, which are deployed by Red Hat OpenShift as needed, with constant health checks of each system component.

The Cloud Pak for Integration makes use of the Red Hat Operator Lifecycle Manager helping users install, update, and manage the lifecycle of all Operators and their associated services running across their clusters and providing a consistent method for organizations to deploy only those components of Cloud Pak for Integration that are required. For example, if a specific installation requires only the Event Streams messaging capability, then the Operator pulls in only the Event Streams component.

Notes:

  • Support for Operators as a method for deploying Cloud Pak for Integration replaces the use of Helm. The use of Operators with Cloud Pak for Integration can improve responsiveness and help achieve consistent outcomes.
  • The Event Streams Operator takes advantage of the Open Source Strimzi Operator that is published under the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and extends it to support the Cloud Pak for Integration.

Deprecation

Support for IBM Cloud™ Private foundation is removed in this release of IBM Cloud Pak for Integration.



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Key requirements

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Cloud Pak for Integration V2020.2.1 runs in a Red Hat OpenShift environment that is included with the offering.



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Planned availability date

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June 26, 2020



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Description

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Cloud Pak for Integration helps organizations integrate their business data and applications more quickly and easily across any cloud. In addition to the support for Operators, Cloud Pak for Integration V2020.2.1 includes the following key components and capabilities:

  • IBM App Connect Enterprise (5724-J05) can connect applications, data, heritage systems, and modern technologies through a variety of integration styles. These styles can range from traditional service-oriented architectures (SOAs) to modern, agile, and event-driven models by virtualizing access to data wherever it resides for exposure as APIs. The solution enables you to:
    • Automatically copy and synchronize data between on-premises and cloud-based applications, eliminating potential for mismatched sources, formats, and standards
    • Access, transform, and combine data assets across all of your enterprise applications, databases, and systems, with the capability to expose them as APIs
  • IBM API Connect (5725-Z22) offers a robust set of enterprise-grade API management capabilities. It delivers support for the clustering of a large number of nodes within a single data center and also across multiple data centers. API Connect provides key capabilities to enable users to:
    • Employ a security-rich method to expose existing systems of record, databases, or services through APIs to develop new mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), and web applications by applying built-in policies to help secure, control, and mediate API delivery with virtually unmatched scale
    • Rapidly publish, govern, socialize, analyze, monitor, and monetize APIs with built-in capabilities at every stage of the lifecycle, from planning, designing, and developing to testing, deploying, and retiring
    • Engage internal and external API consumers through both a company-branded self-service portal and community-building capabilities, driving API discovery and monetization, and broadening business and partnerships
    • Rely on automated and collaborative no-code testing to consistently produce high-quality APIs
    • Monitor API health and set up notifications to solve potential problems before clients see them
  • IBM DataPower Gateway Virtual Edition (5725-T09) helps organizations meet the security and integration needs of a digital business in a single multichannel gateway. It provides security, control, integration, and optimized access to a full range of mobile, web, API, SOA, business-to-business, and cloud workloads. Organizations can rapidly expand the scope of valuable IT assets to new channels that provide clients, employees, and partners with security-rich access to critical resources.
    • Monitoring and management capabilities enable deep content introspection at wire speeds, while service request and response monitoring a robust platform for centralized management and control.
    • Threat protection and security deliver a robust firewall for the enterprise by using sophisticated checks.
    • Application-aware routing enables the classification of data requests based on service and application-level information.

    All API interactions are logged and reported to the API Connect analytics component. This enables both runtime and historical analytics and reporting.

  • IBM MQ and MQ Advanced (5724-H72) messaging middleware simplifies and accelerates the integration of diverse applications and business data across multiple platforms. The middleware uses message queues to facilitate the exchanges of information and provides a single messaging solution for cloud, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), and on-premises environments. By connecting virtually everything from a simple pair of applications to the most complex business environments, MQ helps organizations improve business responsiveness, control costs, reduce risk, and gain real-time insight from mobile, IoT, and sensor data.
  • IBM Event Streams (5737-H33) helps organizations build intelligent, responsive applications that can react to events in real-time, to deliver more engaging customer experiences. Built on open source Apache Kafka technology, Event Streams adds capabilities that are needed for mission-critical workloads, and makes Kafka easy to run, manage, and consume for faster time to value. With robust connectivity to core systems, Event Streams makes real-time business critical data available to the next generation of event-driven applications. IBM has years of operational expertise running Apache Kafka for our customers, and can provide the support needed for large-scale production use.
  • IBM Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server (5737-F70) combines the capabilities of IBM Aspera Enterprise Server and IBM Aspera Connect Server (Aspera Connect for Web Access) to provide data streaming functions (for example, IBM FASPStream for Data) and optimized bandwidth tiers. With patented Fast and Secure Protocol (FASP®) transport at its core, the Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server optimizes transfer throughput that is independent of distance and network conditions. This can typically yield a significant speed improvement over file transfer protocol or secure copy protocol (FTP/SCP) and HTTP, with end-to-end security and exceptional bandwidth control.

Note: Additional information about Cloud Pak for Integration can be found in IBM Knowledge Center. For more information about each of the above components, see the Software Announcements listed in the Reference information section.

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration - Operations Dashboard Add-on includes cross-component monitoring and tracing capabilities for your cloud integration platform infrastructure capabilities. The Operations Dashboard Add-on can quickly analyze performance and latency problems across your integration components to help ensure that applications meet service level agreements. It delivers cross-component tracing for the following Cloud Pak for Integration components: App Connect Enterprise, API Connect, DataPower Gateway Virtual Edition, MQ, and MQ Advanced.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Statement of general direction

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IBM intends to offer Cloud Pak for Integration with support for Linux® on IBM Z® Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines.

IBM intends to offer Cloud Pak for Integration as a Managed Service.

Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and 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 IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.



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Reference information

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For additional information about Cloud Pak for Integration, see the following Software Announcements:

  • Software Announcement 220-044, dated March 31, 2020
  • Software Announcement 219-064, dated December 17, 2019
  • Software Announcement 219-443, dated October 29, 2019
  • Software Announcement 219-515, dated October 15, 2019
  • Software Announcement 219-304, dated June 18, 2019

For additional information about Cloud Pak for Integration (formerly known as Cloud Integration Platform), see the following Software Announcements:

  • Software Announcement 219-236, dated April 30, 2019
  • Software Announcement 219-009, dated January 8, 2019

For information about the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, see the Red Hat website.

For more information about API Connect, see the following Software Announcements:

  • Software Announcement 218-489, dated November 13, 2018
  • Software Announcement 218-018, dated March 13, 2018
  • Software Announcement 220-133, dated April 28, 2020

For more information about App Connect Enterprise, see the following Software Announcements:

  • Software Announcement 219-109, dated March 5, 2019
  • Software Announcement 218-037, dated January 30, 2018

For more information about DataPower Gateway, see the following Software Announcements:

  • Software Announcement 220-133, dated April 28, 2020
  • Software Announcement 218-489, dated November 13, 2018
  • Software Announcement 218-018, dated March 13, 2018
  • Software Announcement 217-265, dated July 25, 2017
  • Software Announcement 216-024, dated February 16, 2016
  • Software Announcement 215-108, dated May 26, 2015

For more information about MQ and MQ Advanced, see the following Software Announcements:

  • Software Announcement 220-094, dated April 2, 2020
  • Software Announcement 219-487, dated December 3, 2019
  • Software Announcement 219-254, dated July 9, 2019
  • Software Announcement 219-220, dated April 2, 2019
  • Software Announcement 219-015, dated February 5, 2019
  • Software Announcement 218-246, dated July 3, 2018
  • Software Announcement 218-069, dated March 13, 2018

For more information about Event Streams, see the following Software Announcements:

  • Software Announcement 219-417, dated October 1, 2019
  • Software Announcement 219-057, dated February 5, 2019
  • Software Announcement 218-192, dated October 30, 2018
  • Software Announcement 218-357, dated July 24, 2018

For more information about Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server, see the following Software Announcements:

  • Software Announcement 218-553, dated November 13, 2018
  • Software Announcement 218-520, dated October 16, 2018
  • Software Announcement 218-303, dated May 29, 2018
  • Software Announcement 218-169, dated March 20, 2018
  • Software Announcement 217-051, dated November 7, 2017


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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-I89 2020.2.1 IBM Cloud Pak for Integration


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Publications

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See additional information about Cloud Pak for Integration in IBM Knowledge Center.

For documentation on the other offerings within this announcement, see the Publications sections of the respective Software Announcements that are listed in the Reference information section.



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Security, auditability, and control

Cloud Pak for Integration uses the security and auditability features of the host software.

The client 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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IBM Cloud Pak for Integration (5737-I89)

Previously announced part numbers

As a convenience, the following tables list previously announced part numbers:

Part description Part number
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration Virtual Processor Core Committed Term License D2689LL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration Virtual Processor Core Committed Term License Upgrade D268ALL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D20ZBLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D211KLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0PPBLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D20ZELL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration-Operations Dashboard Add-On Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D25XKLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration-Operations Dashboard Add-On Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D25XILL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration-Operations Dashboard Add-On Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0QG2LL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration-Operations Dashboard Add-On Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D25XLLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration Operations Dashboard Add-On Virtual Processor Core Committed Term License D27ZXLL


Passport Advantage trade-up

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration (5737-I89)

You must have previously acquired a license a precursor product to be eligible to acquire an equivalent licenses of the trade-up product.

There is no new ordering information in this release. As a convenience, the following table lists all currently available part numbers.

Part description Part number
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration from Prior Programs Virtual Processor Core Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D20ZFLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration from Prior Programs Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D20ZKLL

Consult your IBM representative or IBM Authorized Business Partner if you have any questions.


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Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on IBM Z or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a IBM Z. Otherwise 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.

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration (5737-I89)

Previously announced part numbers

As a convenience, the following table lists previously announced part numbers:

Part number description Part number
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration For IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Committed Term License D268BLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration For IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Committed Term License Upgrade D268CLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D20ZILL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z Monthly License D211LLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0PPCLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D20ZJLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration-Operations Dashboard Add-On For IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D25XJLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration-Operations Dashboard Add-On For IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0QG3LL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration-Operations Dashboard Add-On For IBM Z Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D25XNLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration Operations Dashboard Add-On For IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Committed Term License D27ZYLL

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Program name PID number License Information document number
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration V2020.2.1 5737-I89 L-RJON-BN7PN3

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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