IBM Business Process Manager Pattern V8.5.5 exploits enhanced pattern engine in IBM PureApplication Software V2.0

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-346
September 23, 2014


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IBM® Business Process Manager Pattern (IBM BPM Pattern) V8.5.5 offers a pattern configuration of IBM BPM that is optimized to run on IBM PureApplication® System. IBM BPM Pattern, previously announced as IBM BPM Application Pattern, is optimized to help accelerate the setup and management of complex, highly available, business process environments. It enables you to focus your critical resources on value-add activities instead of installation and configuration.

IBM BPM Pattern V8.5.5 highlights include the following:

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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IBM BPM Pattern V8.5.5 requires one of the PureApplication System W2700, W2500, W1700, or W1500 environments:

For further details, refer to the Technical information section.



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September 26, 2014: Electronic distribution



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IBM BPM Pattern V8.5.5 is available as a pattern that can be used with other pattern parts to create application configurations for deployment on the PureApplication System W2700, W2500, W1700, and W1500 environment. This support is designed to give you an elastic, highly available, and production-ready configuration that is easy to set up, manage, and scale. Using this pattern helps reduce setup and management of your business process solutions. You can focus critical resources on value-add activities and accelerate the expansion of IBM BPM from a project to a program across your enterprise.

IBM BPM Pattern consists of a single package and requires appropriate entitlement to one or more of the following products:

IBM BPM Pattern V8.5.5 offers basic case management as a built-in feature. IBM BPM Pattern V8.5.5 embeds basic case management capabilities that are derived from IBM Case Manager technology. These capabilities allow you to exploit your existing IBM BPM investments and skills, and simplify the implementation and management of process-oriented solutions that require basic case handling. IBM BPM continues to support other process-oriented work patterns that include straight-through processing and user-oriented workflow. The basic case management feature is enabled by ordering a separate license. For details, refer to the Ordering information section.

For a complete description of IBM BPM V8.5.5 capabilities incorporated into the IBM BPM Pattern V8.5.5, refer to 214-141, dated April 25, 2014.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM BPM Pattern is capable as of September 26, 2014, when used in accordance with associated IBM 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. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

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


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For additional information on PureApplication System W2700 and W2500, refer to Software Announcements 214-335, dated July 29, 2014..

For additional information on PureApplication System W1700, refer to Software Announcement 213-157, dated April 26, 2013, and Software Announcement 213-091, dated February 5, 2013..

For additional information on PureApplication System W1500, refer to Software Announcement 213-157, dated April 26, 2013, and Software Announcement 212-117, dated April 11, 2012.

For additional information on IBM BPM V8.5.5, refer to Software Announcement 214-141, dated April 25, 2014.



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                                                    Availability
Description             Language                    date
 
IBM BPM Pattern           Multilingual              September 26, 2014
 V8.5.5                  (Chinese-Simplified,
                          Chinese-Traditional,
                          English US, French,
                          German, Italian
                          Japanese, Korean, Spanish,
                          Portuguese-Brazilian)
                          
 


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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
 5725-L40      8.5.5   IBM Business Process Manager Pattern
 


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Education is a key component to ensuring software success. IBM creates a comprehensive portfolio of education material to help clients successfully deploy IBM software products to their maximum potential. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education content available to help your organization prosper in today's competitive marketplace.

The IBM education team works closely with IBM product developers and IBM services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most current technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. We draw from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students. Our courses emphasize hands on labs to develop comprehensive skills in using the product to solve business problems. The education offerings from IBM Training span the spectrum of skill needs, from introductory product overviews to advanced programming and product administration courses.

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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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IBM BPM Pattern documentation will be added to IBM Knowledge Center, which can be viewed from a web browser with Internet access or run locally. Local documentation can be downloaded from the IBM BPM Library page at

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/business-process-manager/library/documentation/ index.html

On September 26, 2014, IBM BPM Pattern information will be available on IBM Knowledge Center at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSUS3D_8.5.5/

Portions of the documentation for IBM BPM may be translated and available within 30 days of product availability.



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Specified operating environment

Pattern environment

IBM BPM Pattern requires one of the following:

Software requirements

IBM BPM Pattern requires:

For the most current hardware and software requirements for IBM BPM Pattern, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036093

PureApplication System includes entitlement to run IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration Pattern.

For additional information on PureApplication Systems, refer to the Reference information section of this document.

For more information about DB2 with BLU Acceleration Pattern, refer to 214-351, dated July 29, 2014.

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.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to Usage restriction topic in the Terms and conditions in section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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Planning information

Packaging

IBM BPM Pattern

No media pack - electronic delivery only
 
                                                      Part
Component                                             number
 
IBM Business Process Manager                          CRT40ML
 Pattern V8.5.5 Multiplatform Multilingual eAssembly
 
The eAssembly contains the following files:
 
- IBM Business Process Manager Pattern
   V8.5.5 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ Server
   Multilingual Quick Start Guide
 
- IBM Business Process Manager Pattern V8.5.5
   on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Multilingual
 
- IBM Business Process Manager Pattern
   V8.5.5 on AIX® Multilingual Quick Start Guide
 
- IBM Business Process Manager Pattern V8.5.5
   on AIX Multilingual
 

The pattern is available as a downloadable eAssembly file that can be directly uploaded onto one of the supported pattern environments.

For more information about IBM Download Director, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/us/ddhelp.html

Security, auditability, and control

IBM BPM Pattern uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. 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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Product group: WebSphere
 
  Product identifier description      (PID)
 
  IBM Business Process Manager        5725-L40
   Pattern
 
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other

Passport Advantage

IBM BPM Pattern V8.5.5 - (5725-L40)

No media pack - electronic delivery only

 
                                                   Part
Program name/Description                           number
 
IBM Process Center for Business Process Manager Pattern
  Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
  License + Software S&S 12 months                 D0ZMMLL
  Annual Software S&S Renewal                      E0HMHLL
  Software S&S Reinstate 12 months                 D0ZMNLL
 
IBM Process Center Advanced for Business
 Process Manager - Basic Case
 Management Feature (5725-C94) per PVU
  License + Software S&S 12 months                 D15BHLL
  Annual SW S&S Renewal                            E0JPJLL
  Software S&S Reinstate 12 months                 D15BILL
 
IBM Process Server for Business Process
 Manager Pattern per PVU
  License + Software S&S 12 months                 D0ZMQLL
  Annual SW S&S Renewal                            E0HMILL
  Software S&S Reinstate 12 months                 D0ZMRLL
 
IBM Process Server Advanced  for Business
 Process Manager - Basic Case
 Management Feature (5725-C94) per PVU
  License + Software S&S 12 months                 D15B9LL
  Annual SW S&S Renewal                            E0JPHLL
  Software S&S Reinstate 12 months                 D15BALL
   
IBM Process Server for Business Process
 Manager Pattern for
 non-production environment per PVU
  License + Software S&S 12 months                 D0ZMULL
  Annual SW S&S Renewal                            E0HMJLL
  Software S&S Reinstate 12 months                 D0ZMVLL
 

Passport Advantage trade up

In order to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses using the trade-up part numbers, you must have already acquired a license for one of the following precursor products.

IBM BPM Pattern V8.5.5 (5725-L40)

 
Precursor product        Trade-up product               Trade-up
                                                        part number
 
IBM Process Center       IBM Process Center for         D0ZMPLL
 Advanced                 Business Process Manager
                          Pattern
 
IBM Process Server       IBM Process Server for         D0ZMSLL
 Advanced                 Business Process Manager
                          Pattern
 
IBM Process Server       IBM Process Server for         D0ZMWLL
 Advanced                 Business Process Manager
 non-production           Pattern non-production
 
IBM Process Server       IBM Process Server for         D0ZMTLL
 Application Pattern      Business Process Manager
 non-production           Pattern
 

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

Charge metric

 
                          Part number or
Program name              PID number       Charge metric
 
IBM Business Process       5725-L40        Processor Value Unit
 Manager Pattern
 

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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 cores* 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

* 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



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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.

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License Information number

IBM BPM Pattern V8.5.5

 
Program name                                      LI number
 
IBM Process Server for Business Process           L-DJEN-9LVFAP
 Manager Pattern V8.5.5
 
IBM Process Server for Business Process           L-DJEN-9LVF5L
 Manager Pattern - Basic Case
 Management Feature V8.5.5
 
IBM Process Server for Business Process           L-DJEN-9LVFAP
 Manager Pattern V8.5.5
 non-production environment
 
IBM Process Center for Business Process           L-DJEN-9LVF8U
 Manager Pattern V8.5.5
 
IBM Process Center for Business Process           L-DJEN-9LVF2B
 Manager Pattern - Basic Case
 Management Feature V8.5.5
 
IBM Process Designer V8.5.5                       L-DJEN-9LVF76
 

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Yes

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

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Usage restriction

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

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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.



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