IBM WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1 adds enhanced capability and new WebSphere Business Events for z/OS offering

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-087
April 28, 2009

 
 ENUS209-087.PDF (138KB)

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WebSphere® Business Events V6.2.1

  • Extends platform coverage to z/OS®, offering business event processing within the mainframe environment; enables Business Event Processing (BEP) to take advantage of the mainframe platform, offering customers the option to use their platform of choice
  • Extends the WebSphere Business Events dashboard to offer enhanced and visual controls and positioning within the BPM1 Business Space
    • Provides a real-time view into the business event activity within WebSphere Business Events Runtime
    • Enables an integrated experience to the business user offering a consistent look and feel when monitoring both business events and when using WebSphere Business Monitor for monitoring KPIs and metrics
    • Offers business events dashboard from the single Web entry point for BPM products
  • Expands language support to include Polish

WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2.1 offers the full capability of the combined offering of WebSphere Business Events and WebSphere eXtreme Scale.

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Business Process Management

For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).


 
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Business Event Processing (BEP) is the next generation in event processing. It extends the capabilities and tools of traditional event processing approaches to the business user to sense and respond to business events-any occurrence or happening within business context-presenting opportunities or threats.

WebSphere Business Events is a software system designed specifically for managing these business events flowing across systems and people with the goal of providing timely insight and response. Business events are discovered and described in business terms to meet business objectives based on high-level management goals. WebSphere Business Events allows business users to sense (detect and decide) and respond effectively to the impact of business events.

WebSphere Business Events delivers this capability through intuitive business user tools that define, implement, and manage business events. WebSphere Business Events uniquely provides graphical, codeless authoring for defining related elements:

  • Business event actions
  • Business interaction logic
  • External sources for event data enrichment
  • Consoles for task management and business event flow visualizations of charts, graphs, and dashboard layouts

Key features include:

  • Enables straightforward expression of business event interaction logic
  • Understands business language and vernacular
  • Senses business events and patterns and initiates the appropriate business actions
  • Includes codeless, graphical authoring tools
  • Delivers simple and integrated visualization dashboard support
  • Connects to existing islands of event information
  • Supports both simple and complex business event pattern correlations
  • Delivers an integrated development and execution system
  • Installs as plug and play to extend your existing environments
  • Operates with high performance, scalability, and high availability (HA)
  • Enhances existing Business Process Management (BPM), connectivity products, service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructures, as well as mainframe applications

WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V6.2.1 further extends the extensive distributed platform for executing business event processing for events native to the mainframe platform. The z/OS platform provides a highly secure, scalable, high-performance enterprise operating system on which to build and deploy Internet and Java-enabled applications, providing a comprehensive and diverse application execution environment. WebSphere Business Events will also exploit and complement z/OS qualities of service such as high availability at low cost per transaction, as WebSphere Business Events workload is eligible for off-load to the System z® Application Assist Processors (zAAPs).

In addition, WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1 delivers enhanced monitoring dashboard visuals within the IBM BPM Business Space on both distributed and z/OS platforms.

WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale, a combined offering of WebSphere Business Events and WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale, extends business event processing to customers with an extreme volume of business events flowing through their enterprise. WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides efficient manipulation of data in the grid, filtering through an extreme number of raw events and passing only the actionable events through to WebSphere Business Events for business event processing pattern detection. The combination of WebSphere eXtreme Scale and WebSphere Business events allows optimal event distribution, using partitioning to span both geographies and distribution across local servers.


 
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WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V6.2.1 requires z/OS V1.8, or later. For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.


 
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  • June 12, 2009 (WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V6.2.1)
  • May 29, 2009 (Electronic distribution, distributed platforms)
    • WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1
    • WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2.1
  • June 12, 2009 (Media pack, distributed platforms)
    • WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1
    • WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2.1

 
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WebSphere Business Events enables organizations to introduce and subsequently include BEP in their application landscape. The ability to correlate cross-departmental and cross-application events provides a business-context-sensitive bridge between islands of processing and people. As user-defined events and patterns are detected, WebSphere Business Events provides pertinent business insight back to the users allowing them to understand and react as situations demand. WebSphere Business Events delivers business-focused functionality using the following basic elements:

Tools for connectivity to key business events

Business events exist across the extended information infrastructure. IT developers can identify, and readily connect to these events through tools provided with the system. They are further enabled to leverage other technologies within BPM, connectivity and SOA environments to deliver the events that business users need to evaluate, correlate and respond to in order to meet their objectives.

Tools for defining events and processing logic

As IT developers make the necessary event definition and connections, the line-of-business analysts can apply their knowledge of the desired business processes. Through the use of the graphical, non-programming user interfaces, business analysts can define the logic for evaluating, correlating and responding to events and patterns that occur.

The GUI provides the ability for business users to apply business concepts such as business vernacular, heuristics, and event processing. The business users can create and maintain event processing logic without having to learn a programming language.

WebSphere Business Events Runtime

Once business events definitions and processing logic are complete, the WebSphere Business Events Runtime executes, detecting and sifting through the mass of events occurring across the information infrastructure. The run-time system sifts through the events identifying only those events and patterns of interests as previously defined. Upon sensing a defined event or pattern, the engine will initiate one or more business responses (actions) as defined by the users. Responses range from electronically alerting or initiating the execution of follow-on processes.

Business insight delivery

The system provides graphical displays (dashboards) allowing users to visualize the event processing in real-time. It enables business users to visualize the business events that are occurring, both individually and in summary, to allow them to adjust the event processing logic when necessary. The ability to view business event processing in real-time is critical to allowing the business to respond to actionable situations, taking advantage of business opportunities and mitigating risks.

Benefits of BEP

Businesses can readily create and maintain the logic supporting business event processing using WebSphere Business Events. WebSphere Business Events provides:

  • An integrated environment to rapidly develop, deploy, and manage BEP
  • A codeless and GUI designed to enable business users to create and maintain the logic around BEP
  • A plug and play implementation approach for leveraging existing business systems with minimal intrusion
  • Comprehensive source and version control
  • Support for both horizontal and vertical scaling resulting in high performance on a scalable server architecture

National languages support

Business user tooling is translated into:

  • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Polish

WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V6.2.1 further extends the extensive distributed platform for executing business event processing for events native to the mainframe platform. The z/OS platform provides a highly secure, scalable, high-performance enterprise operating system on which to build and deploy Internet and Java-enabled applications, providing a comprehensive and diverse application execution environment. WebSphere Business Events will also exploit and complement z/OS qualities of service such as high availability at low cost per transaction, as WebSphere Business Events workload is eligible for off-load to the System z Application Assist Processors (zAAPs).

In addition, WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1 delivers enhanced monitoring dashboard visuals within the IBM BPM Business Space on both distributed and z/OS platforms.

WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1 and WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2.1 for distributed platforms

WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1 and WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2.1 are available for distributed platforms with updated media packs.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

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

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool Web site

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.


 
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WebSphere Business Events extends both the WebSphere BPM and WebSphere Connectivity products. It is capable of being a stand-alone installation or part of a broader BPM environment. It particularly extends the reach and responsiveness of Business Activity Management (BAM) by adding business events as another business activity type that can be monitored.

WebSphere Business Events also extends the cross-IBM software capabilities around event processing that is offered in multiple other IBM brands. Integration with CICS® enables applications to feed business events directly to WebSphere Business Events, as part of the broader business processing application. Extending WebSphere Business Events onto z/OS broadens the reach by offering business event processing native to the mainframe.

WebSphere Business Events is unique in the competitive market for event processing because of its focus on the line of business user and business events, instead of integration events that are just business events. Providing business events tooling to the line of business user differentiates WebSphere Business Events among competitive products.

When comparing total cost of ownership (TCO) between WebSphere Business Events and its competition, WebSphere Business Events is designed to improve the TCO through codeless implementations, enacted by business users, often without incurring IT development or implementation costs. As business users mature in WebSphere Business Events usage, reuse of connections to business event sources will enable less code.


 
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IBM's future product development direction is to provide improved integration between WebSphere Business Events and WebSphere Application Adapters. The integration is intended to provide WebSphere Business Events with direct connection to, and exchange of, business events from enterprise information systems (EIS), such as those produced by SAP, Siebel, PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, and Oracle.

The information on the improved integration mentioned above is:

  • Intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision
  • For informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract
  • Not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality

The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.


 
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                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
 
 5655-V54            5655-V55

 
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Program Name                     VRM           Program Number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Events    6.2.1         5655-V54
 for z/OS
 

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=209-087

 
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments. IBM delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help you successfully deploy and integrate WebSphere Application and Integration middleware products to their maximum potential.

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education available to help your company prosper in today's competitive marketplace. We take pride in our ability to deliver successful education programs that provide your people with the skills necessary to make your business profitable using IBM software.

The IBM education team works closely with IBM product developers and IBM services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute 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.

For more information about available WebSphere education offerings, visit

http://www.ibm.com/websphere/education

Role-based skills roadmaps can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere/education/paths/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.


 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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

 
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WebSphere Business Events documentation is available online at the Information Center at the product availability at

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wbe

WebSphere eXtreme Scale documentation is available online at the WebSphere Extended Deployment Information Center.

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wxdinfo/v6r1/index.jsp

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Websphere Business Events for z/OS V6.2.1

  • Any hardware that supports z/OS V1.8 or later
  • Minimum 512 MB central storage, 1 GB recommended

Websphere Business Events V6.2.1 and Websphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2.1

HP - HP Itanium® systems

This requirement is in addition to the hardware requirements specified for Websphere Business Events V6.2 and Websphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2.

For current Websphere Business Events V6.2 hardware requirements, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wbe/requirements/

For current Websphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2 hardware requirements, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wbexs/requirements/
Software requirements

WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V6.2.1

Operating systems

  • z/OS V1.8, V1.9, or later

Java™

  • IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V5.0
  • IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V5.0

Databases and Transaction Managers

  • CICS Transaction Server V2.3 and V3.1
  • DB2® for z/OS V9.1

Application Server

  • WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Fixpack 21 31-bit with Web Services Feature Pack
  • WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Fixpack 21 64-bit with Web Services Feature Pack

JMS Provider

  • WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Fixpack 21
  • WebSphere MQ V6.0.2

Note 1:WebSphere Business Events for z/OS 6.2.1 will also provide a copy of WebSphere Business Events for Microsoft® Windows® 6.2.1 to allow access to the WebSphere Business Events tooling on Windows platforms, and enable a WebSphere Business Events development and testing capability on that platform for z/OS customers.

Note 2:WebSphere MQ V6 is only supported for use with the WebSphere Business Events Message Queue Connector.

WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1 and Websphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2.1

These requirements are in addition to the software requirements specified for Websphere Business Events V6.2 and Websphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2.

HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)

  • Java - HP SDK for J2SE HP-UX 11i platform, adapted by IBM for IBM Software, Version 5.0 SR 6b
  • Web browser - Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.16, or later
  • Application server - WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.21 with Feature Pack for Web Services
  • Databases
    • DB2 V9.5
    • Oracle 10g Standard/Enterprise Release 2
    • Oracle 11g Standard/Enterprise
    • IBM Cloudscape® 10.1 or Apache Derby 10.2 and above
  • JMS provider
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.21
    • WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.3
    • WebSphere MQ 7.0.0.1

Microsoft Windows Vista business and enterprise editions

Note: Runtime is supported for development and test only.

  • Operating systems
    • Windows Vista Business 32-bit SP1
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit SP1
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 32-bit SP1
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit SP1
  • Java
    • IBM 32-bit SDK for Windows, Java 2 Technology Edition V5.0 SR 6b
    • IBM 64-bit SDK for Windows on AMD64/EM64T architecture, Java 2 Technology Edition V5.0 SR 6b
  • Web browser
    • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.16, or later
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0
  • Application server - WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.21 with Feature Pack for Web Services
  • Databases
    • DB2 V9.5
    • Oracle 10g Standard/Enterprise Release 2
    • Oracle 11g Standard/Enterprise
    • IBM Cloudscape 10.1 or Apache Derby 10.2 and above
    • SQLServer Enterprise 2005
  • JMS provider
    • WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.21
    • WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.3
    • WebSphere MQ 7.0.0.1

Note: Design data tooling is supported on the above Windows Vista editions, in addition to those supported at WebSphere Business Events 6.2.

The following applications are now supported across the operating systems supported by WebSphere Business Events 6.2.1:

  • Database - Oracle 11g Standard and Enterprise Editions
  • JMS Provider - WebSphere MQ 7.0.0.1
  • Browser- Internet Explorer 7.0 (Microsoft Windows platforms only)

For current Websphere Business Events V6.2 software requirements, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wbe/requirements/

For current Websphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2 software requirements, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wbexs/requirements/

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.

Planning information

Direct customer support

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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

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

WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V6.2.1 includes:

  • License Information document (GC34-7053)
  • Program Directory (GI13-0541)
  • WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1 for Windows DVD (LCD4-7983)
  • 3480 tape - uncompressed media

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, 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.


 
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

IBM Software Services for WebSphere (ISSW) is adept at putting the right team together, whether it is with customer personnel, with IBM Global Services, or with the global systems integrator of your choice, to support the successful deployment of WebSphere Business Events. ISSW brings product, technology, and best practices expertise that can make any implementation team more effective. As specialists in WebSphere products, we have the collective experience of hundreds of live customer implementations and hundreds of consultants globally to help ensure success.

ISSW professionals complement the project delivery team by providing deep insight into product technology and architecture as well as linkages back to the software development organization. ISSW services offerings are tailored to your needs. The services range from a full outsourced deployment to focused specialist services packages that enable you or your project team to address specific challenges.

ISSW can also assist you upgrading from earlier versions of WebSphere products. Any migration of applications requires proper planning, estimation, and timed execution. ISSW can assist by precisely assessing and evaluating your existing infrastructure and support system. ISSW has extensive, proven experience in successful product migrations.

IBM ISSW consultants:

  • Have a mission of helping make WebSphere products successful.
  • Minimize your migration risks. We've harnessed years of field experiences into a migration services program to help you migrate successfully.
  • Provide deep technical skills on WebSphere and WebSphere Business Integration products.
  • Bring "tried-and-true" best practices expertise to every engagement.

Packaged and custom service offerings are available, including specific predefined services offerings to get you off to a running start with WebSphere Business Events. ISSW offers technical, product-specific services for WebSphere software products in each of these four categories:

  • Assess
    • Technical architecture sizing and planning
    • Enterprise process integration strategy
    • Mentoring and team augmentation
  • Design
    • Design Workshop
    • Design Review
    • Mentoring and team augmentation
  • Develop and deploy
    • External code reviews
    • Go-Live Support
    • Off-site development
    • Mentoring and team augmentation
    • Performance Tuning
    • Quality Assurance Reviews
  • Maintain
    • Maintenance, enhancement, and operation support of the production environment Go-Live Support
    • Migration service
    • Full operational review

Visit the following Web sites to learn more about ISSW capabilities. Contact your ISSW Services sales specialist for specific information about services offerings for WebSphere Business Events. For more information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/services/services.html

For the name of your ISSW Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/WebSphere/developer/services/contacts.html

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/

 
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Charge metric
                               PID
Program name                   number      Charge metric
 
WebSphere Business Events      5655-V54    Value Unit
 for z/OS V6.2.1
 

Value Unit

Value Unit (VU) is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. VU entitlements are based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement, either users or resources, for the given program. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of VUs required for your environment as defined by the specific program terms. The VU Value Unit entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with VU entitlements of another program. To understand these benefits of VU licensing, and to determine how many VU Value Units to obtain for the program, contact your IBM representative.

The program in this announcement has Value Unit-based pricing.

Program
number       Program name                Value Unit exhibit
 
5655-V54     WebSphere Business Events   VUE007
              for z/OS V6.2.1

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base          1         3       1
Tier A        4        45       0.45
Tier B       46       175       0.36
Tier C      176       315       0.27
Tier D      316         +       0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

 
 Hardware    Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30    6
MP3000 H50    8
MP3000 H70   12
ESL models    2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units
Base          3   *  1.00            =    3.00
Tier A       42   *   .45            =   18.90
Tier B      130   *   .36            =   46.80
Tier C      140   *   .27            =   37.80
Tier D    1,185   *   .20            =  237.00
 
Total     1,500                         343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp
Basic license

On/Off CoD

WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V6.2.1 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name  WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V6.2.1
Program PID   5655-V54
 
Entitlement                           
identifier      Description           License option/Pricing metric
 
 S015H3V        WebSphere Business    Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                Events for z/OS
                V6.2.1
 
Translation from MSUs to Value Units      
                                          
                  MSUs         Value Units/MSU 
   Base          1-3                 1           
   Tier A        4-45                0.45        
   Tier B       46-175               0.36        
   Tier C      176-315               0.27        
   Tier D      316+                  0.2  

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name:  WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V6.2.1
Program PID:   5655-V54
 
Entitlement                                  
identifier   Description                License option/Pricing metric
 
S015H3V      WebSphere Business         Basic OTC, Value Units
             Events for z/OS 
             V6.2.1
 
 
Orderable                    Distribution
supply ID    Language        medium
 
S015H3R      English         3480 tape
 
Note: additional media type selections (3480 compressed,
3490E, 3590, 3592) are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.
 
 
Subscription and Support PID:  5655-V55
 
Entitlement                              
identifier   Description                 License option/Pricing metric
 
 S015H3W     WebSphere Business Events   Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              for z/OS                   No charge, decline SW S&S
             Subscription and Support    Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 Orderable                   Distribution
 supply ID    Language       medium
 
 S015H3T      English        Paper
 

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge.

    Note: You are not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1 and WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2.1 for distributed platforms

WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1 and WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2.1 are available for distributed platforms and can be ordered with the following updated media packs:

Passport Advantage® customer: Media pack entitlement details

Media pack description                         Part Number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1           BA0VHML
 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
 
WebSphere Business Events                      BA0VIML
 eXtreme Scale V6.2.1
 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack

To order WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1 and WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2.1 for distributed platforms, refer to Software Announcement 208-295, dated October 1, 2008.

Single version charging

To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

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

Media type for this software product is chosen during the Customized Offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

  • CBPDOs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, and 3592*
  • ServerPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, and 3592*
  • SystemPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, and 3592*

*3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after inclusion in ServerPac.
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after inclusion in SystemPac due to additional customization, and data input verification.

 
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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.

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.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

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. 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

WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V6.2.1:

  • License -- L-APIG-7PRHE5
  • Form number -- GC34-7053

WebSphere Business Events V6.2.1 (license L-APIG-7PRHE5)

WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale V6.2.1 (License L-APIG-7PYJU7)

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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 support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

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 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.

Authorization for use on home/Portable computer

You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program                                             
number      Program name       Terms                 
 
5655-V54   WebSphere Business  Execution-based
           Events for z/OS
           V6.2.1
 
Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution-based, z/OS-based, full-machine-based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution-based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full-machine-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to the IBM System z Machines Exhibit (Z125-3901), or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits Web site

http://ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 204-184, dated August 10, 2004.

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  • That meets the criteria defined in Hardware Announcement 198-001, dated January 13, 1998
  • Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex
Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS operating systems
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating systems must be running in z/Architecture® (64-bit) mode

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing Web site

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for IBM System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

IBM Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing for z/OS IPLA Software applies.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of an eligible operating system and machine (for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64 bit) mode on a System z (or equivalent) server).

On/Off CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer™ On/Off Capacity on Demand - Software (Z125-6611) must be signed prior to use.


 
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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

 
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Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: WebSphere Business Events for z/OS V6.2.1
Program PID:  5655-V54
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier   Description                    License option/Pricing metric
 
 S015H3V     WebSphere Business Events      Basic OTC, Value Units
             for z/OS V6.2.1
 
 S015H3V     WebSphere Business Events      Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
             for z/OS V6.2.1
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V55
 
Entitlement                              
identifier   Description                    License option/Pricing metric
 
 S015H3W     WebSpere Business Events       Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              for z/OS                      Decline SW S&S (no charge)
             Subscription and Support       Per MSU SW S&S Registration

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.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

 
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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: LE001

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.
Trademarks

eServer and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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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

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