IBM i 7.2 - An efficient, resilient platform for business

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-154
April 28, 2014


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(Corrected on June 10, 2014)

"Try and Buy" information was revised.

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IBM® i 7.2 includes the following new enhancements:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001).



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IBM i running on an IBM Power Systems server offers a highly scalable and virus-resistant architecture with a proven reputation for exceptional business resiliency. Running applications based on IBM i has helped companies over many years to focus on innovation and delivering new value to their business, not just on managing their data center operations.

IBM i integrates a trusted combination of relational database, security, web services, networking, and storage management capabilities. It provides a broad and highly stable database and middleware foundation for efficiently deploying business processing applications, with support for over 5,000 solutions from over 2,500 independent software vendors (ISVs). IBM i solutions are offered through an extensive, highly skilled worldwide network of IBM Business Partners that is backed by IBM's trusted services and support infrastructure.

With the announcement of IBM i 7.2, IBM is extending the integration message of IBM i. This new release of IBM i provides significant new function in DB2 for i, systems management, and security as well as enhancing many other integrated components and licensed programs. IBM i 7.2 includes support for the latest Power Systems server family.

The Row and Column Access Control being added to IBM DB2 for i provides additional security considerations by changing the way in which clients may choose to lock down and enhance the security for their business data. By moving to a role-based security definition, businesses have the option to streamline security operations with regard to assigning usage rights to users. This enhancement not only increases the security options, but also helps improves the efficiency of executing database administrator-like functions.

IBM Navigator for i can increase the effectiveness of system management activities by adding the ability to manage and compare PTFs between systems, and to monitor, analyze, and predict workload impact on the system. Performance Data Investigator (PDI) allows further monitoring, detection, and adjustment of specific performance issues. Using the collection data as a base, PDI can model future workloads.

New functions in the integrated IBM i security enable SSO between a Kerberos-enabled FTP client and an IBM i FTP server and between a Kerberos-enabled Telnet client and an IBM i Telnet server. This opens the door for more applications to participate in a single sign-on environment.

IBM i 7.2 has the necessary licensed internal code to support the latest Power® servers, taking advantage of the improved resiliency, availability, and scalability characteristics. With additional throughput, these new servers will provide IBM i clients with significant benefits when moving to these new servers.

IBM Rational continues to provide new function in the Rational suite of development products, including Rational Development Studio and Rational Developer for i. This announcement includes the details regarding the latest features and functions.

The web-based middleware support integrated into the IBM i operating system has been updated and enhanced to leverage the latest version available from our open source providers and to now leverage the latest servers delivered by WebSphere®. These solutions are integrated into the operating system (OS), and ready to help you tackle modern applications.

There are many additional enhancements being added to many components of the integrated IBM i operating system and to its related licensed programs. These are documented in the new IBM Knowledge Center website

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzahg/ic-homepage.htm


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May 2, 2014



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IBM i integrates a trusted combination of relational database, security, web services, networking, and storage management capabilities. It provides a broad and highly stable database and middleware foundation for efficiently deploying business processing applications.

With the announcement of IBM i 7.2, IBM is extending the integration message of IBM i. This new version of IBM i provides significant new function in DB2 for i, systems management, and security as well as enhancing many other integrated components. IBM i 7.2 also includes support for the latest Power Systems build with POWER8 architecture and processor.

For a full picture of the updates in IBM i 7.2, visit the new IBM Knowledge Center website

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzahg/ic-homepage.htm

IBM i

IBM Navigator for i

The Navigator family has undergone a significant update in IBM i 7.2. The web-based Navigator, strategic for modern IBM i system management, has added many functions, improving navigation and incorporating the latest in web-based technology to improve usability and performance.

There are many additional enhancements to the IBM Navigator for i product. For more details on the updates to the web Navigator, visit the new IBM Knowledge Center website

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzat10/rzatgdirectormanage.htm
IBM i Access family

IBM i Access Client Solutions

Originally announced with IBM i 7.1 TR6 and available in June 2013, the IBM i Access Client Solutions family is enhanced with this release. IBM i Access Client Solutions enhancements for IBM i 7.2 continue to provide platform-independent features that will work with most operating systems that support Java™, such as Linux™, Apple Mac OS, and Microsoft™ Windows™. Highlights in the 7.2 release include:

There are two option packages for IBM i Access Client Solutions, Windows Application Package and Linux Application package. These platform-specific packages provide features for connecting to IBM i resources using various options including connectivity to DB2 for i using ODBC, .Net, and OLE DB and the Programming Toolkit for accessing IBM i system objects.

IBM i Access for Web

IBM i Access for Web has added support for:

IBM i Access for Windows and IBM i Access for Linux

The newest members of the Access Client Solution family are able to provide the same (and improved) connectivity previously provided by IBM i Access for Windows and IBM i Access for Linux. Therefore, these products, while continuing to be shipped with Access Client solutions, are now considered to be stabilized. IBM i Access Client Solutions combined with the optional IBM i Access Client Solutions - Linux Application Package provides several additional features and enhancements previously not available in IBM i Access for Linux.

For additional information about IBM i Access Client Solutions, visit the product website at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/access/solutions.html

Upgrade options

Clients with IBM i 6.1 or IBM i 7.1 can acquire media for IBM i Access for Web 7.2 and IBM i Access Client Solutions 1.1.3 by ordering feature 6289 for 5761-SS1 or 5770-SS1. Feature 6289 replaces feature 6288 for both 5761-SS1 and 5770-SS1. The difference between features 6288 and 6289 is that feature 6289 delivers the IBM i Access for Web 7.2 rather than 7.1.

IBM i 7.2 clients who need installation media for IBM i Access for Windows 7.1 can order 5770-SS1 feature 6287. This feature delivers both the PC and server installation media.

Security enhancements for single sign-on

IBM i 7.2 is extending its reputation for industry-leading security, by adding new function and extending the existing application suite for IBM i single sign-on (SSO). Among other things that can be realized by this support, clients currently maintaining passwords across multiple partitions will be excited to know that they can now maintain passwords in a single partition and with the new FTP and Telnet support for authentication with Kerberos that information can percolate to the remaining partitions.

FTP client and server support enables SSO between a Kerberos-enabled client and an IBM i FTP server. Telnet client and server support enables SSO between a Kerberos-enabled client and an IBM i Telnet server. In both cases, the clients are enabled for Kerberos and support Kerberos authentication and Enterprise Identity Mapping functionality.

IBM i web middleware solutions

The web middleware solutions on IBM i consist of a wide range of leading-edge technologies for modern businesses. Whether the goal is to host simple websites or to run the most advanced sites, IBM i middleware provides the robust infrastructure required to run the business.

IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache), 5770-DG1

The HTTP server on IBM i continues to leverage the industry-standard HTTP servers for web serving. The HTTP server has been updated to use the latest Apache 2.4 level of the server. This update helps ensure a firm foundation for web serving, both now and into the future. Some of the highlights of this support include:

Note: With the Apache server level of 2.4, all user-created plug-ins will be required to be recompiled. For additional details see the HTTP Server for i product at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/http/index.html
IBM Developer Kit for Java, 5770-JV1

Java for IBM i has been refreshed for IBM i 7.2. The product ID has been updated to 5770-JV1. The default JVM for IBM i 7.2 has been updated to Technology for Java 7.1 32 bit (option 14). As a result several of the older versions of Java are no longer supported. The following options are no longer supported for IBM i 7.2:


Note: For additional details see the Java page on the IBM i zone for developerWorks®.

Integrated Web Application Server (IAS) V8.5

The Integrated Web Application Server has been updated to use a new runtime engine. The LWI-based server has been replaced with the WebSphere Liberty Core-based server run time. This is a significant update, providing increased ease of development for web developers, and removes previous development difficulties in the previous integrated server. As businesses needs grow and companies need to increase their web presence, web applications created in this new IAS will more easily migrate to the more robust industry-standard WebSphere Application Server as they share the same Liberty Core base.

The new IAS-based server continues to use the IBM Web Admin GUI for management of all web instances, to create, stop, start, and view the performance setting for a web application. This interface can be reached through http://hostname:2001/HTTPAdmin. V8.1 IAS servers will continue to run in IBM i 7.2; however, there will be no more enhancements to this older runtime engine.

Note: For additional details see the IAS product at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/iwas/index.html
Integrated Web Services Server V8.5

The Integrated Web Services Server has been enhanced to leverage a new application server based on the new WebSphere Liberty Application Server. In addition, the web services engine is based on the Liberty Java API for XML-Based Web Services (JAX-WS) runtime environment. There are several benefits to this new Liberty base:

Web service deployers will see little change when deploying an ILE program or service program as a web service. For additional details, visit the Integrated Web Services for IBM i product page

http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/iws/
Zend Server, PHP runtime engine for IBM i

IBM continues to work closely with Zend to include the latest industry trends into Zend Server for i. With the IBM i 7.2 release, Zend Server Version 6 and higher will be supported.

Integrated file system

The integrated file system continues to be updated and enhanced to meet the demands of a modern application world.

Additional enhancements

DB2 for IBM i

In IBM i 7.2, as with previous releases, significant enhancements are delivered in DB2 for i. The enhancements include topics such as:

These and many other DB2 for i enhancements await your use on IBM i 7.2.

Database security: Row and column access control (RCAC)

Data is an asset. Some data is referred to as business critical because the company has an absolute need for the data to exist for the business to operate. Critical business assets merit a robust protection strategy. From a database perspective, clients consider topics like object access or table privileges to control who has the ability to access tables with the intent to read or the intent to change the data within the table. Row and Column Access Control (RCAC) capabilities provide DB2 for i clients additional constructs to limit the amount of data exposed to specific users. RCAC can be used once the 5770-SS1 Boss Option 47 - IBM Advanced Data Security for i is installed.

RCAC provides several advantages:

Other database enhancements

Not only has the DB2 for i team delivered the new support for RCAC, they have added many other significant new functions. Some of those new enhancements are listed here:

These and many other capabilities await you on IBM i 7.2, and are documented in the DB2 for i books. Many of these books contain a section entitled, "What's new for IBM i 7.2". For more information about the database books and discover what's new on 7.2, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzahg/ic-homepage.htm

Licensed programs

BRMS

As one of the highly used licensed programs for IBM i, BRMS continues to add function, increasing usability as well as technical features and functions. In IBM i 7.2 BRMS is extending the Hub functions originally introduced in IBM i 7.1 TR5. As well, there are additional functions such as:

More details can be found at the new IBM Knowledge Center website

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzahg/ic-homepage.htm
PowerHA System Mirror for i Express Edition

New with IBM i 7.2 is the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i Express Edition. The Express Edition is designed to be the foundation for a class of HA/DR offerings based on restarting the LPAR into another LPAR on a different server for HA operations. The Express Edition differs from the Standard Edition in that the database is not placed into an IASP separate from SYSBAS. Rather, a primary LPAR is restarted or IPLd to a target LPAR on another server. With PowerHA 7.2 for i, the first stage of the Express Edition offering enables single-node full-system HyperSwap with the DS8700 (and above), which provides you with continuously available storage through either planned or unplanned storage events. With HyperSwap technologies, the act of moving between storage servers is nearly seamless.

SWG updates

Rational support for IBM i

IBM Rational continues to enhance and extend the language compilers and developer tools required by IBM i clients and ISVs to create robust applications. Following the very successful launch of Free Format RPG with the announcement of IBM i 7.1 TR7, in October 2013, Rational has continued to build in extensions and new productivity features for their tools.

Rational Development Studio for i

IBM Rational Development Studio for i provides RPG, COBOL, C, and C++ compilers as well as textual host-based development tools for creating IBM i applications.

Rational Development Studio for i offers three separately orderable, chargeable capabilities, or "features":

Rational Developer for i V9.1

Rational Developer for i is the strategic desktop development tool for creating IBM i applications. The latest release, Version 9.1, has been enhanced to be completely RPG Free Form capable. In addition a new code coverage tooling has been added to Rational Developer for i.

IBM i support for Power hardware

Both IBM i 7.2 and IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 8 are supported on the new Power Systems servers with POWER8 technology. The operating system and most applications for IBM i are built on a Technology Independent Machine Interface (TIMI) that isolates programs from differences in processor architectures, and allows the system to automatically capitalize on many new POWER® architecture features without changes to existing programs. The new IBM i 7.2 release continues the tradition, providing a high degree of integration, security, and ease-of-use across multiple generations of IBM Power Systems and processors, including the new POWER8 processor. A selection of processor support features is highlighted below.

POWER8 Technology

Multicore and multithread

The maximum numbers of cores varies by system model. Also, the operating system support of multicore and multithread technology varies by operating system and release. The maximum number of processor cores and simultaneous multithreading (SMT) levels supported by a single IBM i logical partition by processor mode are as follows:

Clients who require additional capacity beyond the IBM i maximum can contact IBM to request support for additional processor cores. IBM Systems Lab Services works with clients to assess the requirements and to provide IBM i support for the client workload in a partition with a larger number of cores.

Automation and simple controls that offer flexibility to both the inexperienced and experienced system administrator are among the hallmarks of IBM i integration, even with the transition to a whole new generation of Power systems and through the advances in complexity of processor technology. IBM i 7.2 and IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 8 offer enhanced controls designed to help maximize the flexibility afforded by the greater range of SMT levels available on newer generations of processors. IBM i is designed to automatically deliver maximum single-thread performance when the workload does not demand SMT concurrence. In systems where the workload can benefit from SMT, there are configuration settings that allow for dynamic configuration of the processor SMT context (for example, ST, SMT2, SMT4, SMT8) used by the logical partition. While previously an IPL was required to switch to or from single-thread context, with IBM i 7.2 and IBM i 7.1 TR8 the switching is dynamic. Additionally, IBM i 7.2 provides a new job attribute to influence how processor threads for the job are dispatched. With a simple adjustment of this configuration value, the system administrator can choose between optimizing a particular job for improved thread performance, or running multiple threads concurrently to maximize system efficiency.

Vector Scalar eXtension (VSX)

VSX in POWER provides support for Vector and Scalar Binary floating point operations conforming to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard for Floating Point Arithmetic (IEEE-754). The introduction of VSX increases the parallelism by providing single-instruction, multiple-data (SIMD) execution functionality for floating point double-precision to improve the performance of some applications.

IBM i 7.2 automatically uses POWER8 vector instructions to help improve the performance of some cryptographic operations. In addition, PASE for i applications running on IBM i 7.2 on POWER7 or newer processors can now use VSX instructions.

More information

For more details about the new POWER8 systems, see the Hardware Announcement for the specific POWER8 model you are interested in.

IBM i support for "WAN over LAN" configurations

The new IBM i support for "WAN over LAN" expands advanced virtualization capabilities:

IBM i applications that have traditionally run on PCIe WAN adapters will now run seamlessly over an Ethernet connection to an Ethernet device server without application changes. For an existing IBM i configuration definition, the only change is that the Async or PPP line description must be modified to specify that it is for an Ethernet device server, and specify the Ethernet device server IP address and port. IBM i clients requiring a large number of serial ports or running on systems without PCIe adapter slots (such as PureSystems™ or BladeCenter® devices) now have the option to run IBM i Communication Applications on their systems.

IBM i on Power Systems has been providing WAN communications via system adapters. The #5289 - 2 Port Async EIA-232 PCIe / #5290 - PCIe LP 2-Port Async EIA-232 Adapter provides an RS-232 interface for two external devices, such as modems. The #2893 - PCIe 2-Line WAN w/Modem adapter / #2894 - PCIe 2-Line WAN w/Modem CIM adapter provides an integrated modem in addition to a single RS-232 interface. Now IBM i also supports Ethernet device servers, which provide multiple RS-232 serial ports. Ethernet device servers, which are also known as Ethernet serial servers or Ethernet terminal servers, are external non-IBM equipment that attaches to an Ethernet and contains one or more serial ports to which external modems can be attached. An Ethernet device server is accessed over the network using a standard TCP/IP sockets connection. Thus, IBM i now has true virtual serial ports for applications, such as IBM Facsimile Support for i, 5798-FAX.

IBM i requires an Ethernet device server to support COM Port Control Protocol RFC 2217 for transport of serial data and RS-232 control signals. Ethernet device servers with RFC 2217 support are available from a variety of vendors, in models containing anywhere from 1 to 48 serial ports. IBM i 7.2 has been tested and found to work with the Digi PortServer TS 4 (firmware version 82000747_V2 01/29/2013) and Perle IOLAN SDS4 (firmware version 4.5) Ethernet device servers. Facsimile Support for IBM i has been tested with the MT9234ZBA modem attached to these Ethernet device servers.

IBM i support is limited to IBM's implementation of RFC 2217 and IBM software and hardware. The non-IBM vendor provides the support for its implementation of RFC 2217, its TCP/IP network connection, and any downstream modems or fax devices. In case a problem does occur at the client site, like other non-IBM products attached through IBM LAN adapters and standard protocols, IBM will participate with clients and other vendors in problem determination under standard IBM warranty and service agreements. If IBM determines the problem is associated with the IBM adapter or with the IBM protocol implementation, normal problem resolution procedures will follow.

Increase in maximum file size for IFS QOPT files

Prior to IBM i 7.2, the maximum file size supported by the /QOPT file system was about 4 GB, which worked well for accommodating the size of DVD media. With 7.2 the maximum size is increased to almost 10 TB. This will better accommodate the size of newer media types, such as the recently introduced RDX media that are over 1 TB in size. With this larger file size, it is possible for languages and utilities to access large files and perform operations, such as copying IBM i distribution images to RDX media to move them to another partition or system. For more specifics visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzau8/considerations.htm
Layer-2 bridging of VLAN-tagged frames

The Ethernet layer-2 bridge capability added in IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 3 now supports bridging of frames that contain an 802.1q Virtual LAN (VLAN) header. With this addition, a single IBM i Ethernet resource can transparently bridge multiple Power Hypervisor virtual Ethernet VLANs to the corresponding VLAN on the physical network, keeping the traffic for each VLAN isolated.

Control over resources used to initialize client disk

Addition of the resource allocation priority parameter (RSCALCPTY) to CRTNWSSTG/CHGNWSSTG commands allows the user to have more control over resources on an IBM i server partition. When initializing and formatting a virtual disk on an IBM i client partition, an IBM i server partition has used as much system resource as it can to try to complete the request as fast as possible. In some circumstances this has caused other jobs on the server partition to slow down. The new parameter gives the user the ability to specify how aggressively the server consumes system resources while performing initialization of the disk. A lower priority value can reduce server resource utilization but increases the amount of time it takes to complete disk initialization.

Visit IBM i Information Center documentation for the CRTNWSSTG command at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/cl/crtnwsstg.htm

and the CHGNWSSTG command at

http://www-03preprod.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/cl/chgnwsstg.htm
Improved status display for aggregated Ethernet ports

Ethernet line descriptions now display more detailed status information for aggregated ports, making it easier to diagnose and correct any issues with performance or functionality.

Usability enhancements for vary on of tape and tape library devices

Vary on processing is now improved for tape and tape library devices so that it is no longer necessary to set the device description "Online at IPL" parameter to *NO and use a startup program to vary them on after the IPL. The device description "Online at IPL" parameter can now be set to *YES to allow the tape and tape library devices to be varied on and available after a system IPL.

The amount of time to wait for resources to be allocated during vary on processing for tape libraries has been changed to increase as the number of resources in the tape library is increased. This should reduce the number of "The request did not complete in the time allotted" failures when varying on or changing the resource allocations for tape libraries.

The amount of time to wait for a vary on with reset to complete has also been increased. This should reduce the number of vary on with reset failures that need to be recovered by another vary on attempt without the reset.

Highlights from IBM i 7.1 Technology Refreshes

In addition to the brand new IBM i 7.2 and POWER8 functions, there have been numerous functions and features delivered with Technology Refreshes for IBM i 7.1 over the past few years. Those are now all incorporated into the IBM i 7.2 release.

Some of the highlights for I/O include:

Among the VIOS virtualization highlights are these functions:

Among the iVirtualization enhancements (configurations where an IBM i partition is acting as a server partition for one or more IBM i client partitions):

Enhancements within the IBM i operating system itself that are related to hardware functions include the following:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US 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


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IBM i 7.2 is the latest version of the IBM i operating environment. IBM i runs on IBM Power Systems servers or on IBM PureSystems servers and offers a highly scalable and virus-resistant architecture with a proven reputation for exceptional business resiliency. Companies that run applications on IBM i running on a Power server are able to focus on innovation and delivering new value to their business, not on managing their data center operations.

IBM i integrates a trusted combination of a DB2 relational database, industry-leading security, standards-based Internet technology, networking, and storage management capabilities. For example, IBM installs and integrates the SQL standards-based DB2 database for IBM i with advanced database management utilities, plus additional middleware components such as multiple file system options, directory capability, an HTTP web server powered by Apache, a web application server, and a web-services environment.

IBM develops, fully tests, and preloads these core middleware components of IBM i together. The preintegration and testing of IBM i is a key factor in enabling companies to realize lower operations costs by deploying applications faster and maintaining them with fewer staff.

Virtualization and workload management are also built into the IBM i operating environment to enable businesses to consolidate and run multiple applications and components together on the same system, driving up system utilization and delivering a better return on IT investments. This broad and highly stable database and middleware foundation is ideal for efficiently deploying business processing applications.

Architecture for simplicity, stability, and security

Another key differentiator for IBM i is the underlying architecture of the operating system, which provides for simplicity, stability, and security. These are not add-on features, but inherent aspects of the operating system. For detailed information regarding the advantages of IBM i running on Power servers, refer to the " IBM i Strategy and Whitepaper," which is available from your IBM representative. This section describes a few examples.

Simplicity

As mentioned above, the relational database in IBM i is an integrated component, and it is built on integrated storage management capabilities unique to IBM i and its predecessors. This storage management is based on the "single-level storage" architecture that treats all of the storage managed by IBM i as if it were one long stream of memory that encompasses the system memory as well as the storage on disks. This architecture makes it critical that the operating system decide where to store any given piece of data, and that in turn removes the necessity of the user to manage data placement. This makes management of storage, and the database objects contained in that storage, significantly simpler.

Stability

IBM i also architecturally separates the address spaces of user applications and the operating system, so it is difficult for poorly written, or malicious, software to intrude upon the underlying operating system support. This is one of several attributes that can help keep IBM i running for days, weeks, or months without unexpected restarting of the operating system.

Several architectural attributes of IBM i contribute to the stability of the system over the years. First, applications compiled on IBM i are compiled to a set of intermediate code instructions defined as the Technology Independent Machine Interface (TIMI). This allows IBM i to fundamentally change the implementation of underlying hardware, firmware, and virtualization features, without requiring rewriting, changing, or even recompiling the applications written by users. This sort of forward compatibility is a tremendous business advantage, and has allowed the movement of software developed and compiled several years to even decades previously to run on later generations of IBM i.

Security

IBM i and its predecessors have an "object based" architecture. Each entity on the system is an object, which has a set of prescribed operations that can be performed on it, and connections from the object to those other objects that are allowed to perform various operations. An object that does not have a legal "edit" operation cannot be edited. It cannot be renamed to another kind of object. If the object does have an "edit" operation (known as "change" for most objects), only a defined set of attributes can be edited, and then only by users who have authority to do that editing.

Objects can easily be "hidden" from other users by use of the library list objects, secured by the object-based security associated with all objects. And users who all have a similar role on the system can be grouped together for role-based security, again as part of the base architecture of the system.

In conclusion, while the IBM i operating system supports open programming methods such as Java, PHP, web services, and so on, the underlying architecture provides a level of integration, stability, simplicity, and security that is a significant differentiator, and these aspects provide excellent business value to its users.



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A mobile solution for accessing IBM i is now available as a technology preview. Powered by IBM i Access for Web (5770-XH2), it enables you to access IBM i resources from any mobile device that supports a browser.

Features include the ability to:

This capability is provided as part of 7.2 IBM i Access for Web (5770-XH2), which can be installed on IBM i 7.2, 7.1, and 6.1. An IBM i Access Family license (5770-XW1) is required to connect.

For additional information visit

http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/access/index.html

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it 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 our products remain at our sole discretion.



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Program             Program
number     Version  name
 
5733-B45    3.1     IBM AFP Font Collection for Workstations and OS/400
5648-E77    1.1     IBM Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms
5722-WE2    5.3 SS  IBM Web Enablement for  i5/OS
5722-IP1    5.3 SS  IBM Infoprint Server for  iSeries
5733-ARE    1.1     IBM Application Runtime Expert for i
5733-CY3    7.2     IBM Cryptographic Device Manager for i
5733-ID1    5.1 SS  IBM  Infoprint Designer for iSeries
5733-ITL    1.1 SS  IBM Temporary Software License for i
5733-NKY    5.2 SS  Remove Keys/ePOEs for Transferred Software
5733-OMF    1.3     OmniFind® Text Search Server for DB2 for i
5733-RDW    9.1     IBM Rational Developer for i
5733-WQX    2.1 SS  IBM DB2 Web Query for i
5733-WQE    2.1 SS  IBM DB2 Web Query for i Express Edition
5733-WQS    2.1 SS  IBM DB2 Web Query for i Standard Edition
5733-XT2    1.2 SS  IBM XML Toolkit for i
5761-AP1    6.1 SS  IBM Advanced DBCS Printer Support for iSeries
5761-CM1    6.1 SS  IBM Communications Utilities for System i
5761-DB1    6.1 SS  IBM System/38 Utilities for System i
5761-DP4    6.1 SS  IBM DB2 DataPropagator for iSeries®, V8.1
5761-DS2    6.1 SS  IBM Business Graphics Utility for System i
5769-FN1    4.4 SS  IBM Advanced Function Printing DBCS Fonts for AS/400
5769-FNT    4.4 SS  IBM Advanced Function Printing Fonts for AS/400
5770-AF1    7.2     IBM Advanced Function Printing Utilities
5770-AMT    7.2     IBM Rational Application Management Tool Set for i
5770-BR1    7.2     IBM Backup, Recovery and Media Services for i
5770-DFH    7.2     IBM CICS® Transaction Server for i
5770-HAS    7.2     IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i
5770-JS1    7.2     IBM Advanced Job Scheduler for i
5770-MG1    7.2     IBM Managed System Services for i
5770-NLV    7.2     IBM National Languages for i
5770-PT1    7.2     IBM Performance Tools for i
5770-QU1    7.2     IBM Query for i
5770-SM1    7.2     IBM System Manager for i
5770-SS1    7.2     IBM i
5770-ST1    7.2     IBM DB2 Query Manager and SQL Development Kit for i
5770-WDS    7.2     IBM Rational Development Studio for i
5770-XW1    7.2     IBM i Access Family
5798-FAX    5.8     IBM i Facsimile for i
 

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=214-154


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The following products are also shipped with the IBM i operating system:

Software progression

The following table is used to show the updates for various products.

Program upgrades

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|        |        |        |         |        |        |        |        |
|  V4R5  | V5R1   | V5R2   | V5R3    | V5R4   |  i 6.1 | i 7.1  | i 7.2  |
|--------|--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
|5769-SS1|5722-SS1|5722-SS1|5722-SS1 |5722-SS1|5761-SS1|5770-SS1|5770-SS1|
|   *    |   *    |   *    |    *    |    *   |5733-ARE|   *    |    *   |
|5733-A38|   *    |   *    |   PN    |   PN   |  NA    |  NA    |   NA   |
|   *    |   *    |   *    |    *    |    *   |5761-AMT|5761-AMT|5770-AMT|
|   *    |5722-AC2|   NA   |   NA    |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |   NA   |
|   *    |5722-AC3|5722-AC3|5722-AC3 |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |   NA   |
|   *    |5722-AF1|5722-AF1|    *    |    *   |5761-AF1|5770-AF1|5770-AF1|
|5769-AP1|5722-AP1|5722-AP1|5722-AP1 |    *   |5761-AP1|   *    |   *    |
|5769-AP1|5722-AP1|5722-AP1|5722-AP1 |    *   |5761-AP1|   *    |   *    |
|   *    |5722-BR1|5722-BR1|5722-BR1 |5722-BR1|5761-BR1|5770-BR1|5770-BR1|
|5769-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS |5722-WDS|5761-WDS|5770-WDS|5770-WDS|
|   *    |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   *    |5722-CE2|   NA   |   NA    |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   *    |5722-CE3|5722-CE3|5722-CE3 |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|5769-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS |5722-WDS|5761-WDS|5770-WDS|5770-WDS|
|   *    |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   *    |5722-CM1|5722-CM1|5722-CM1 |5722-CM1|5761-CM1|   *    |   *    |
|   *    |5722-CR1|5722-CR1|   *     |   *    |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   NA   |   NA   |5733-CO2|   *     |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|5769-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS |5722-WDS|5761-WDS|  NA    |  NA    |
|5769-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS |5722-WDS|5761-WDS|5770-WDS|5770-WDS|
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |5733-CY1 |5733-CY1|  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |   NA   |5733-CY2|5733-CY3|5733-CY3|
|   *    |5722-DB1|5722-DB1|5722-DB1 |5722-DB1|5761-DB1|   *    |   *    |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |5733-DIR |5733-DIR|  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |5733-DR1 |5733-DR1|  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   NA   |5722-DE1|5722-DE1|5722-DE1 |5722-DE1|5761-DE1|5770-DE1|  NA    |
|   *    |5722-DFH|5722-DFH|5722-DFH |5722-DFH|5761-DFH|5770-DFH|5770-DFH|
|5769-DL1|   *    |   *    |   NA    |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|5769-DP3|   *    |5722-DP4|   *     |   *    |5761-DP4|   *    |   *    |
|   *    |5722-DS1|5722-DS1|5722-DS1 |5722-DS1|5761-DS2|   *    |   *    |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |5648-E77 |5648-E77|5648-E77|   *    |   *    |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |5733-EWA |5733-EWA|  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |5733-EWM |5733-EWM|  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   *    |   *    |   *    |   *     |   *    |   *    |   *    |   *    |
|   *    |   *    |   *    |   *     |   *    |   *    |   *    |   *    |
|   NA   |5733-FXD|   *    |   *     |   *    |   *    |5733-FXD|  NA    |
|   NA   |5733-ID1|   *    |   *     |   *    |   *    |   *    |   *    |
|   NA   |5722-IP1|5722-IP1|5722-IP1 |   *    |   *    |   *    |   *    |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |   NA   |5761-HAS|5770-HAS|5770-HAS|
|5733-ITL|5733-ITL|5733-ITL|5733-ITL |5733-ITL|5733-ITL|5733-ITL|5733-ITL|
|5769-JS1|5722-JS1|5722-JS1|5722-JS1 |5722-JS1|5761-JS1|5770-JS1|5770-JS1|
|   *    |    *   |   PN   |   PN    |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   *    |    *   |   PN   |   PN    |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   *    |5722-MG1|5722-MG1|5722-MG1 |5722-MG1|5761-MG1|5770-MG1|5770-MG1|
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |5722-NLV|5761-NLV|5770-NLV|5770-NLV|
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |   NA   |5733-OMF|5733-OMF|5733-OMF|
|   *    |5722-PD1|   *    |   *     |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |5733-PS1|5733-PS1|  NA    |  NA    |
|5769-PT1|5722-PT1|5722-PT1|5722-PT1 |5722-PT1|5761-PT1|5770-PT1|5770-PT1|
|5769-QU1|5722-QU1|5722-QU1|5722-QU1 |5722-QU1|5761-QU1|5770-QU1|5770-QU1|
|5769-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS |5722-WDS|5761-WDS|5770-WDS|5770-WDS|
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |5733-QU2|5733-WQX|  *     |  *     |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |5733-QU3|5733-WQX|  *     |  *     |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |5733-QU4|5733-WQX|  *     |  *     |
|5769-RD1|5722-RD1|5722-RD1|   PN    |   PN   |  PN    |  PN    |  PN    |
|5769-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS |5722-WDS|5761-WDS|5770-WDS|5770-WDS|
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |   NA   |5733-RDI|5733-RDP|   NA   |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |   NA   |5733-RDP|5733-RDG|   NA   |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |   NA   |5733-RDW|5733-RDX|   NA   |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |5733-SC1 |   #    |   #    |   #    |   #    |
|5769-SM1|5722-SM1|5722-SM1|5722-SM1 |5722-SM1|5761-SM1|5770-SM1|5770-SM1|
|5769-ST1|5722-ST1|5722-ST1|5722-ST1 |5722-ST1|5761-ST1|5770-ST1|5770-ST1|
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   *    |   *    |   *    |   *     |   *    |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|5769-VG1|   *    |   *    |   *     |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|5769-VI1|5722-VI1|5722-VI1|   PN    |   PN   |  PN    |  PN    |  NA    |
|5769-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS|5722-WDS |5722-WDS|5761-WDS|5770-WDS|5770-WDS|
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |5722-WE1 |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |5722-WE2 |   *    |  *     |  *     |  *     |
|5769-XW1|5722-XW1|5722-XW1|5722-XW1 |5722-XW1|5761-XW1|5770-XW1|5770-XW1|
|    *   |5798-FAX|5798-FAX|   *     |    *   |  *     |  *     |5798-FAX|
|   NA   |   NA   |5733-XT1|5733-XT1 |5733-XT1|  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
|   NA   |   NA   |   NA   |   NA    |5733-XT2|5733-XT2|5733-XT2|  *     |
|   *    |   *    |   *    |   NA    |   NA   |  NA    |  NA    |  NA    |
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Restating the product number indicates new code has been added for that release.
* Indicates the product is included in the release, but no new code has been added.
# Indicates not orderable, but ships with 5722-SS1. NA Indicates no longer available.
PN Indicates available as part number product only via Passport Advantage®.


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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No publications are shipped with this program.

With the IBM Systems Information Center, users can use a single information center to access product documentation for IBM Systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, users can efficiently find information and personalize their access to that information. The IBM Systems Information Center is at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/i/infocenter/


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM i 7.2 is supported on IBM Power Systems with POWER8 architecture and technology, IBM Power Systems servers, IBM PureFlex™ systems and blades with POWER7 or POWER7+™ processors, IBM Power Systems servers with POWER6 or POWER6+™ processors, IBM Blades with POWER6 or POWER6+ processors, and IBM i servers with POWER6 processors. Clients using any previous servers need to upgrade or install new systems to take advantage of the new features in IBM i 7.2.

Software requirements

For specific software requirements, see the Memo to Users at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzahg/rzahgmtu.htm

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 in the "Terms and conditions" section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
IBM Electronic Support

The IBM Support Portal is your gateway to technical support. This includes IBM Electronic Support tools and resources, for software and hardware, to help save time and simplify support. The Electronic Support tools can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, automate data collection, submit and track problems through the Service Request online tool, and build skills. All these tools are made available through your IBM support agreement, at no additional charge. Read about the Electronic Support portfolio of tools

http://ibm.com/electronicsupport

Access the IBM Support Portal

http://ibm.com/support

Access the online Service Request tool

http://ibm.com/support/servicerequest

Planning information

Planning statements provide insight into IBM's current plans, directions, and intent, and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Any reliance on these planning statements is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create liability or obligation for IBM.

IBM plans to withdraw the AT&T dial accounts for connecting to IBM for electronic customer support requests. These AT&T dial accounts will no longer be available for use with the release following IBM i 7.2. If you were creating your service configuration with a local dial or remote dial connection type and using the IBM-supplied AT&T telephone numbers, you will be affected by this change. It is recommended that you connect to IBM with a direct Internet connection for electronic customer support requests. If you must continue to use a dial account, you will need to use your own Internet Service Provider (ISP) beginning with the release after i 7.2. You can make this change now with the current IBM i release you are running on your system.

IBM plans for i 7.2 to be the final release to support the Communications Trace Analyzer plug-in to IBM i Navigator. An enhancement in the i 6.1 release (PTF SI33685) allows a communications trace to be dumped into the Packet Capture (PCAP) format used by other trace analysis tools. It is recommended that you use a tool that can analyze the communications trace data in PCAP format rather than the communications trace analyzer. In the i 6.1 release, you need to create a data area named QCMNTRCPCP in library QGPL prior to issuing the Dump Communications Trace (DMPCMNTRC) CL command. The existence of this data area will result in the data being dumped in the PCAP format. In the i 7.2 release, the DMPCMNTRC command has a new Stream file format keyword, FORMAT, where *PCAP can be specified.

Refer to the following website for additional planning information for IBM i 7.2

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/i/planning/upgrade/index.html
Customer responsibilities

None

Direct customer support

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

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

This offering is delivered through the Internet. 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.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM i uses the security and auditability features of IBM i. The customer 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 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.

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IBM i (5770-SS1)

IBM i 7.2 (5770-SS1)
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
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i 7.2 Machine Code             |5872
i 7.2 Lang Grp 1 Supply        |5827
i 7.2 Lang Grp 2 Supply        |5828
i 7.2 Lang Grp 3 Supply        |5829
 
Media and Storage Extensions
(5770-SS1 - Option 18)
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
i 7.2 M&S Extensions Supply    |5921
 
PSF for IBM i 1-55 IPM Printer
Support (5770-SS1 - Option 36)
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
i 7.2 PSF/400 1-55 IPM Supply  |5926
 
PSF for IBM i 1-100 IPM Prtr
Supp (5770-SS1 - Option 37)
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
i 7.2 PSF 1-100 IPM Prtr Supp  |5927
 
PSF for IBM i AnySpeed Printer
Support (5770-SS1 - Option 38)
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
i 7.2 PSF Any Speed Supply     |5938
 
HA Switchable Resources
(5770-SS1 - Option 41)
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
i 7.2 HA Switch Res Supply     |5939
 
HA Journal Performance
(5770-SS1 - Option 42)
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
i 7.2 HA Journal Perf Supply   |5940
 
OptiConnect
(5770-SS1 - Option 23)
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
i 7.2 OptiConnect Supply       |5922
 
DB2 Symmetric Multiprocessing
(5770-SS1 - Option 26)
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
i 7.2 DB2 Symm Multi Supply    |5923
 
DB2 Multisystem
(5770-SS1 - Option 27)
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
i 7.2 DB2 Multisystem Supply   |5934
 
Encrypted Backup Enablement
(5770-SS1 - Option 44)
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
i 7.2 Encry Bckup Enab Supply  |5925
 
Encrypted ASP Enablement
(5770-SS1 - Option 45)
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
i 7.2 Encry ASP Enable Supply  |5930
 

Advanced Function Printing Utilities (5770-AF1)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Language Group 1               |5827
Language Group 2               |5828
Language Group 3               |5829
 

Rational Application Management Tool Set for i (5770-AMT)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Rational Application Management
Tool Set for i (5770-AMT)      |5819
 

Backup Recovery and Media Services for i (5770-BR1)

                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Language Group 1               |5827
Language Group 2               |5828
Language Group 3               |5829
 
- Network Feature
  Language Group 1             |5947
  Language Group 2             |5948
  Language Group 3             |5949
 
- Advanced Feature
  Language Group 1             |5967
  Language Group 2             |5968
  Language Group 3             |5969
 

Cryptographic Device Manager for i (5733-CY3)

                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Cryptographic Device Manager
for i                          |5819
 

CICS Transaction Server for i (5770-DFH)

                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
CICS Transaction Server for i  |5819
 

Facsimile Support for i V5R8M0 (5798-FAX)

                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Facsimile Support for i V5R8M0 |5839
 

PowerHA SystemMirror for i (5770-HAS)

                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
- PowerHA for Standard Edition
  Language Group 1             |5827
  Language Group 2             |5828
  Language Group 3             |5829
 
- PowerHA for i Enterprise Edition
  Language Group 1             |5947
  Language Group 2             |5948
  Language Group 3             |5949
 
- PowerHA for i Express Edition
  Language Group 1             |5727
  Language Group 2             |5728
  Language Group 3             |5729
 

Advanced Job Scheduler for i (5770-JS1)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Language Group 1               |5827
Language Group 2               |5828
Language Group 3               |5829
 

Managed System Services for i (5770-MG1)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Managed System Services for i  |5819
 

IBM National Languages for I (5770-NLV)

 
IBM National Languages for i   |Feature
(5770-NLV)                     |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
LANGUAGE FEATURES
 
Estonian Secondary Language    |5602
Lithuanian Secondary Language  |5603
Latvian Secondary Language     |5604
Vietnamese Secondary Language  |5605
Lao Secondary Language         |5606
Belgian English Secondary      |5609
Slovenian Secondary Language   |5611
Croatian Secondary Language    |5612
Macedonian Secondary Language  |5613
Serbian Secondary Language     |5614
Portuguese Secondary Language  |5622
Dutch Secondary Language       |5623
English U/L SBCS Secondary     |5624
Finnish Secondary Language     |5625
Danish Secondary Language      |5626
French Secondary Language      |5628
German Secondary Language      |5629
Japanese Universal Secondary   |5630
Spanish Secondary Language     |5631
Italian Secondary Language     |5632
Norwegian Secondary Language   |5633
Swedish Secondary Language     |5637
English U/C DBCS Secondary     |5638
German MNCS Secondary Language |5639
French MNCS Secondary Language |5640
Italian MNCS Secondary Languag |5642
Arabic Secondary Language      |5654
Turkish Secondary Language     |5656
Greek Secondary Language       |5657
Icelandic Secondary Language   |5658
Hebrew Secondary Language      |5661
Japanese DBCS Secondary        |5662
Belgian Dutch Secondary Lang   |5663
Belgian French Secondary Lang  |5666
Thai DBCS Secondary Language   |5672
Bulgarian Secondary Language   |5674
Czech Secondary Language       |5675
Hungarian Secondary Language   |5676
Polish Secondary Language      |5678
Russian Secondary Language     |5679
Braz Portuguese Secondary Lang |5680
Canadian French Secondary Lang |5681
English U/L DBCS Secondary     |5684
Korean DBCS Secondary Language |5686
Trad Chinese DBCS Secondary    |5687
Simp Chinese DBCS Secondary    |5689
Romanian Secondary Language    |5692
Slovakian Secondary Language   |5694
Albanian Secondary Language    |5695
Portuguese MNCS Secondary      |5696
Farsi Secondary Language       |5698
 
SUPPLY FEATURES
 
i 7.2 Lang Grp 1 Supply        |5827
i 7.2 Lang Grp 2 Supply        |5828
i 7.2 Lang Grp 3 Supply        |5829
i 7.2 Licensed Machine Code    |5872
 

OmniFind Text Search Server for DB2 for i (5733-OMF)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
OmniFind Text Search Server
for DB2 for i                  |5839
 

Performance Tools for i (5770-PT1)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Language Group 1               |5827
Language Group 2               |5828
Language Group 3               |5829
 
- Manager Feature
  Language Group 1             |5947
  Language Group 2             |5948
  Language Group 3             |5949
 
- Agent Feature
  Language Group 1             |5967
  Language Group 2             |5968
  Language Group 3             |5969
 
- Job Watcher Feature
  Language Group 1             |5988
  Language Group 2             |5998
  Language Group 3             |5999
 

Query for i (5770-QU1)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Language Group 1               |5827
Language Group 2               |5828
Language Group 3               |5829
 

System Manager for i (5770-SM1)

                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
System Manager for i           |5819
 

DB2 Query Mgr & SQL Dev Kit for i (5770-ST1)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Language Group 1               |5827
Language Group 2               |5828
Language Group 3               |5829
 

Rational Development Studio (5770-WDS)

                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Language Group 1               |5827
Language Group 2               |5828
Language Group 3               |5829
 
- ILE Compilers
  Language Group 1             |5947
  Language Group 2             |5948
  Language Group 3             |5949
 
- Heritage Compilers
  Language Group 1             |5967
  Language Group 2             |5968
  Language Group 3             |5969
 
- Application Development
  ToolSet
  Language Group 1             |5988
  Language Group 2             |5998
  Language Group 3             |5999
 

IBM i Access Family (5770-XW1)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
- Processor Based
  Language Group 1             |5827
  Language Group 2             |5828
  Language Group 3             |5829
 
- User Based
  Language Group 1             |5727
  Language Group 2             |5728
  Language Group 3             |5729
 

System i® Temp SW License (5733-ITL)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
IBM i 7.2                      |5072
High Avail Sol Mgr Std         |5990
High Avail Sol Mgr Exp         |5991
 

National Language for I5/OS (5761-NLV)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
ePoE NLV Reg OTC               |6001
ePoE NLV Reg OTC               |6101
 

CICS Transaction Server for i (5761-DFH)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
------------------------------------------------------------------
 
ePoE DFH Reg OTC               |6345
ePoE DFH Reg OTC               |6346
 

National Language for I5/OS (5770-NLV)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
ePoE NLV Reg OTC               |6001
ePoE NLV Reg OTC               |6101
 

IBM i5/OS™ (5761-SS1)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
IBM i Access Client Sol        |6289
 

IBM i (5770-SS1)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
IBM i Access Client Sol        |6289
IBM i Access Win 7.1.          |6287
 

Registration feature (5722-WE2)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Dev Demo Sys Sw Reg            |6485
 

Registration feature (5722-IP1)

 
                               |Feature
Supply features                |number
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Dev Demo Sys Sw Reg            |6485
 

Electronic Software Update orders

Entitled Software Update (ESU) is a way for customers to self order their Power software release upgrades via the Entitled Software Support (ESS) website without the need to go to their seller to place the upgrade order. Entitled Software Update (ESU) orders for Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) will now be available in all countries. ESU orders for Power software including i 5.4, i 6.1. i 7.1, AIX® 5.3, AIX 6.1, PowerVM, and IBM Systems Director Editions will be placed on the ESS website

https://www-05.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess/ProtectedServlet.wss

Customers should generally select electronic delivery when ordering via ESU, but do have the ability to select physical delivery. Programs ordered for ESD will have the same download images provided as on the CD / DVD media shipped for physical orders. Countries requiring physical delivery of License Information Documentation will have these document(s) shipped separately. This physical shipment will not delay the immediate availability of the ESD images for customer download.

ESU Customers placing ESD software orders will be able to immediately proceed to the "Downloads" website support for program access, instead of waiting for delivery of a physical package shipped from IBM. For ESD orders, an email with software order information will be sent to the email address on file with the ESS website.

Customers choosing physical delivery will also have the electronic images available for ESD download.

ESD help (instructions on how to use)

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/software/delivery/en_US/downloadinfo.html

ESD sign-in (must have customer number and Power software entitlements to get in)

https://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess/OpenServlet.wss

List of Power software products that are available for electronic download

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/software/delivery/en_US/supportedproducts.html

Try and Buy support for IBM i and keyed software programs

Electronic software download of the IBM i stacked media set for IBM i 5.4, i 6.1, i 7.1, and i 7.2 will now be made available for Try and Buy support. This provides the same Try and Buy capabilities for both electronic and physical media deliveries. The download images are the same as would be provided if physical media had been ordered.

Customers who are registered on the ESS website may access i software program images for trial use purposes. Prior to electronic download, the customer will be presented with the trial use program software terms and conditions documentation. The trial use software terms must be accepted before access to the requested version trial use software download images will be provided. A trial use program will operate without a permanent software key for a period of 70 days after initial program install. To have the installed program run beyond the 70-day grace period, a software order for the program must be placed. Once the software order has been fulfilled, an entitlement record and a permanent software key for the program will be provided on the ESS website. A permanent key for each entitled software program must be downloaded and installed to provide for continuous software program operation.

Customers may use the Try and Buy support to download earlier versions of a currently entitled software program. Software key(s) created for previously entitled software programs may be requested from the Key Center

http://www-304.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess/OpenServlet.wss

Media charge

A media charge will be billed to Power software customers ordering physical delivery of media and/or publications. The billing charge will apply to both initial and upgrade software orders. No media charge will be billed to customers choosing Electronic Software Delivery (ESD).

The physical media charge for Power software will appear under the following programs:

 
5761-SS1 IBM i V6 Operating System
5770-SS1 IBM i V7 Operating System
 
5761-NLV IBM i V6 National Languages for i
5770-NLV IBM i V7 National Languages for i
 
5692-A6P AIX  V6 System Program Order
5692-LOP Linux on Power System Program Order

Charge metric

                      Part number or
Program name          PID number          Charge metric
 
IBM i                 5770-SS1            Per Processor and Per Server
 
Additional IBM i
Processors            5770-SSA            Per Processor
IBM i  Application
Server                5770-SSB            Per Processor
IBM i Users           5770-SSC            Per User
 

Concurrent User

Concurrent User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A Concurrent User is a person who is accessing the program at any particular point in time. Regardless of whether the person is simultaneously accessing the program multiple times, the person counts only as a single Concurrent User. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers, but licensee must obtain entitlements for the maximum number of Concurrent Users simultaneously accessing the program. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each simultaneous Concurrent User accessing the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found at

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.

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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 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.

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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. 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. 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.

Licensed machine code

IBM machine code is licensed for use by a customer on a specific machine, designated by serial number, under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable a specific machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement at the following website or by contacting your IBM representative

http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC) technology is included with 7.2 IBM i (5770-SS1). This ECC technology is delivered through the machine code, and requires license terms in addition to the standard IBM License Agreement for Machine Code (LMC) referenced above. These additional terms are delivered through the LMC's Addendum for Elliptical Curve Cryptography. This ECC Addendum is available for review at the following website or by contacting your IBM representative

http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties/machine_code_cryptadd.html
License Information number

Z125-3301

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

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).

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.

Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

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

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

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

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 via 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/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 this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

Yes

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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



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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through 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 comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support, all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, refer to

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

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24x7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to securely transmit either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, to provide you a single point of exit from your site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into your system.

More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, you are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at

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

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with your IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, you are able to see search results that apply specifically to your systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

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


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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

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.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated 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 customers.



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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)
For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
For IBM Business Partner: pwcs@us.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: AE001

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

Power Systems, POWER8, PureSystems, PureFlex, POWER7+, POWER6+, i5/OS and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

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

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

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