IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.9 delivers ease of management for decision services, enriches DevOps automation, and facilitates integration with API management products

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-070
February 21, 2017


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At a glance

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IBM® Operational Decision Manager (ODM) V8.9 expands management capabilities for decision services in the Business Console, introduces new build automation system for DevOps and facilitates integration with API management products.

New capabilities in ODM V8.9 include:

  • Decision Center - Business Console
    • Improved management of dynamic domains and resources
    • Comprehensive release and branch management with compare and merge functions that are designed for decision services
    • New filtering capabilities that make it easier to navigate or edit large decision tables
    • Support for custom scenario provider for decision service testing
  • Decision Server Rules:
    • Generation of OpenAPI compliant descriptions for easy publication and management of runtime decision services with API management solutions, such as IBM API Connect™
    • A new, lightweight Build command, which is provided as a Maven plugin, to simplify decision service build automation and integration with DevOps infrastructure
    • Ability to utilize IBM Cloud Product Insights, an IBM Bluemix® service, to monitor Decision Server and Decision Center product usage
    • A decision engine that is now selected as the default and recommended rule engine
    • Includes a faster and lighter sample server that is based on IBM WebSphere® Liberty

Decision Server Insights benefits from improved performance, better resource usage, and new advanced connectivity properties.

ODM V8.9 also brings some simplification in the feature set, with the removal of announced deprecated modules and some outdated platforms.



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Overview

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Process Transformation is the IBM solution for reinventing business operations, by infusing every process with intelligence and expertise to deliver greater client centricity. This approach drives greater efficiency and optimization in end-to-end processes through software capabilities, such as operational decision management, business process management, and case management.

ODM is a key offering in the IBM Process Transformation portfolio. It allows businesses to automate and manage day to day operational decisions and get greater visibility and control over how those decisions are made in their organizations. It provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use platform that allows you to capture, automate, and manage frequently occurring and repeatable business decisions. As a result, you can:

  • Identify opportunities more easily.
  • Respond to market demands quickly.
  • Minimize risks.
  • Operate consistently.

The ODM offerings, which are structured as Advanced, Standard, and Express editions, address the incremental requirements from basic rules to full decision management:

  • ODM Express provides an entry point that is designed for initial business rules projects.
  • ODM Standard lets you adapt decision logic of applications at the speed of business. Its dedicated rule authoring and validation environments for business stakeholders gives visibility into control over, and automation of point-in-time business decisions.
  • ODM Advanced builds on the capabilities of ODM Standard with Decision Server Insights that helps capture events, build context, and apply it to operational decisions in real time. You can detect situations as they occur to present risks or opportunities, and to enable the appropriate action.

Additional capabilities are added to Version 8.9 that include improvements for Decision Center, Decision Server Rules, and Decision Server Insights.

ODM V8.9 supports organizations in virtually every industry by:

  • Automating and governing operational decision making across business processes and applications to help improve business insight and ensure consistent outcomes
  • Helping detect opportunities and risks in real time
  • Easily and consistently helping business stakeholders to implement, test, and deploy decision changes to meet new market demands and policy requirements
  • Understanding how business decisions that drive operations are made
  • Applying decisions consistently across applications

For additional benefits of ODM, see IBM Knowledge Center.



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Key prerequisites

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ODM operates with a range of operating environments that include:

  • AIX®
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux™
  • Ubuntu
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Microsoft™ Windows™
  • Mac OS

ODM pattern deployments require one of the following:

  • IBM PureApplication® Software V2.2.2, on all underlying PureApplication System appliances?
  • PureApplication Service on Softlayer V1.0.0

For details, refer to the Technical Information section.



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Planned availability date

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  • March 3, 2017: Electronic distribution. US English and national languages
  • March 10, 2017: Media pack. US English and national languages



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Description

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The ability to effectively automate decision-making within and across business systems helps maximize organizational efficiency. This helps increase employee productivity, and improve the quality and consistency of operational decisions that are made repeatedly in the course of the business day.

ODM V8.9 includes new capabilities for:

  • Decision Center - Business Console:
    • Allows users to easily update dynamic domains for decision services, with an improved view on expected changes before applying any update.
    • Resource files can be managed from the same interface as other elements of decision service projects.
    • Release managers can fully manage decision service branches with a redesigned interface. This includes a manual comparison and merge tool between two releases or branches.
    • Rule authors can filter the view on decision tables, for increased productivity.
    • Developers can configure rule testing to work with custom scenario providers, to go beyond what Excel spreadsheets can support.
  • Decision Server Rules:
    • Generation of OpenAPI compliant descriptions from the Rule Execution Server (RES) Console, for easy publication and management of runtime decision services with API management solutions, such as IBM API Connect.
    • A new, lightweight Build command, which is provided as a Maven plugin, to simplify decision service build automation and integration with DevOps infrastructure.
    • A decision engine as the new default rule engine is updated with tutorials and samples.
    • Includes a faster-to-start and lighter sample server that is based on IBM WebSphere Liberty.
  • Decision Server Insights:
    • Performance improvements for temporal reasoning
    • Better resource usage and new advanced connectivity properties

No rule content migration is required when you upgrade from ODM V8.8, or later, because rule projects in Decision Server Rules and Decision Center repository are compatible with ODM V8.9.

In addition, ODM V8.9 includes:

  • Enablement to utiiize Cloud Product Insights, an IBM Bluemix service. This helps users track their IBM product usage. By using Cloud Product Insights, users can measure the usage of Decision Server Rules and Decision Center components, such as the number of decisions or the number of managed artifacts.
  • Support for additional application servers and databases for Decision Server Rules and Decision Center.
  • Default installation of Rules Designer now uses IBM Java™ 8.
  • Simplification in the feature set, with the removal of some deprecated and legacy modules.

ODM V8.9 consists of several orderable products, which together form a comprehensive platform for the management and execution of business rules and business events:

  • Decision Center V8.9

    Provides an integrated repository and management components for line-of-business, subject-matter experts to directly participate in the definition and governance of rules-based, decision logic. Through the capabilities of Decision Center, it includes the Business Console, business and IT functions can work collaboratively to align the entire organization in the implementation of automated decisions and to accelerate the maintenance lifecycle as they evolve based on new external and internal requirements.

  • Decision Center Express V8.9

    Provides a low-cost, entry point for businesses to get started with decision definition and governance.

  • Decision Server Advanced V8.9

    Extends the standard ODM capabilities and components in Decision Server Advanced with Decision Server Insights and the Insights Designer. These additional components enable the building of solutions that enable the detection of actionable business situations and take appropriate action at the time of interaction.

  • Decision Server Standard V8.9

    Provides specific runtime and development components that are designed to automate and manage decision logic that is based on business rules.

  • Decision Server Express V8.9

    Provides a low-cost, entry point for businesses to get started with decision-management application development.

  • Decision Server Rules Edition for Integration Bus V8.5

    Decision Server Rules Edition for Integration Bus remains at Version 8.5. It is an entitlement-only package that extends licensing to deliver ODM integration with the IBM Integration Bus offering.

ODM provides the ability to effectively automate a wide range of decisions across business processes and applications. Some examples of these kinds of decision-management applications include:

  • Product and promotional offers
  • Eligibility and pricing determinations
  • Case and customer prioritizations
  • Risk assessments and fraud determinations

ODM helps organizations adapt quickly to changing conditions, align across business and IT, and act with precision and reliability. It provides visibility to achieve clearer line of sight to business operations, collaboration capabilities to help foster cross-functional and cross-divisional outcomes, and built-in governance to align business operations with strategic intent in the face of change.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details about accessibility compliance, can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

ODM support is capable, as of March 3, 2017, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.



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Reference information

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For additional information on ODM V8.8, refer to Software Announcement 215-347, dated October 6, 2015.

For additional information on ODM V8.7.1, refer to Software Announcement 215-104, dated April 14, 2015.

For additional information on ODM V8.7, refer to Software Announcement 214-415, dated October 1, 2014.

For additional information on ODM V8.6, refer to Software Announcement 214-147, dated April 22, 2014.

For additional information on ODM V8.5.1, refer to Software Announcement 213-411, dated October 1, 2013.

For additional information on ODM patterns, refer to Software Announcements 213-411, dated October 1, 2013 213-363, dated September 10, 2013, and 213-131, dated April 26, 2013.

For additional information on ODM for z/OS®, V8.7 and Business Rules for z/OS, V8.7, refer to Software Announcement 214-416, dated October 1, 2014.

For additional information on ODM for z/OS, V8.6 and Business Rules for z/OS, V8.6, refer to Software Announcement 214-137, dated April 22, 2014.



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Availability of national languages

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Description Availability date Language
IBM ODM V8.9 (electronic download) March 3, 2017 Multilingual (Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, US English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Swedish)
IBM ODM V8.9 (media pack) March 10, 2017 Multilingual (Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, US English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Swedish)

For the current list of languages supported, see the IBM Support website.

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5725-B69 8.9.0 IBM Operational Decision Manager


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Education support

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

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

The delivery of IBM education is provided by IBM Global Training Partners.

For more information about available education offerings, refer to the IBM Training and Skills website.



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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

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



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Publications

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ODM documentation is available on IBM Knowledge Center, which can be viewed from a web browser with Internet access or run locally. A local copy of the documentation can be downloaded and installed. Any new or updated version of the documentation can be added to a locally installed information center.

A Quick Start Guide is shipped with the product.

Effective March 3, 2017, the English and national language versions of the ODM V8.9 documentation will be available on IBM Knowledge Center.



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Services

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Software Services

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.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The following information is accurate at the time of the announcement of ODM V8.9. For the current and ODM detailed hardware system requirements, see the IBM Support website.

IBM Decision Center V8.9

Supported operating systems

  • AIX (Decision Center Business Console and Decision Center Enterprise Console)
    • IBM POWER4 or later processors
      • Minimum 1 GB physical memory
  • Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux (Decision Center Business Console and Decision Center Enterprise Console)
    • A workstation that meets the requirements of the supported operating system level that is used
      • Minimum 1 GB of physical memory recommended
  • Microsoft Windows (Decision Center Business Console and Decision Center Enterprise Console)
    • A workstation capable of supporting selected operating system Minimum
      • 1 GB of physical memory recommended

IBM Decision Server Advanced V8.9

Decision Server Insights component

Supported operating systems for Insights Server and Insights Designer

  • Red Hat Linux
    • A workstation that meets the requirements of the supported operating system level that is being used
      • Minimum 1 GB of physical memory recommended
  • Windows
    • A workstation capable of supporting selected operating system
      • Minimum 1 GB of physical memory recommended

Pattern configuration for ODM V8.9

The pattern configuration for ODM Advanced requires PureApplication System appliances that runs PureApplication Software V2.2.2.

For a current list of hardware requirements for the pattern configuration, see the IBM Support website.

Decision Server Rules component

Supported operating systems

  • AIX (Rule Designer in Headless mode only and Rule Execution Server)
    • IBM POWER4 or later processors
      • Minimum 1 GB physical memory
  • Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux (Rule Designer and Rule Execution Server)
    • A workstation that meets the requirements of the supported operating system level that is being used
      • Minimum 1 GB of physical memory recommended
  • Windows (Rule Designer and Rule Execution Server)
    • A workstation capable of supporting selected operating system
      • Minimum 1 GB of physical memory recommended

IBM Decision Server Standard V8.9 and IBM Decision Server Express V8.9

Decision Server Rules component

Supported operating systems

  • AIX (Rule Designer in Headless mode only and Rule Execution Server)
    • An IBM POWER4 or later processors
      • Minimum 1 GB physical memory
  • Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux (Rule Designer and Rule Execution Server)
    • A workstation that meets the requirements of the supported operating system level that is being used.
      • Minimum 1 GB of physical memory recommended.
  • Windows (Rule Designer and Rule Execution Server)
    • A workstation capable of supporting selected operating system
      • Minimum 1 GB of physical memory recommended
Software requirements

The following information is accurate at the time of the announcement of ODM V8.9. For the current and ODM detailed software system requirements, see the IBM Support website.

IBM Decision Center V8.9

Supported operating systems

  • AIX (Decision Center Business Console and Decision Center Enterprise Console)
    • AIX 7.1 POWER® System (64-bit) or AIX 6.1 TL4 POWER System (64-bit)
  • Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux (Decision Center Business Console and Decision Center Enterprise Console)
    • One of the following:
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 Server/Desktop x86-32 (32-bit)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 or 7.0 Server/Desktop x86-64 (64-bit)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0 Server POWER System (64-bit)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 or 7.0 Server System z® (64-bit)
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.0 or 12.0 z Systems™ (64-bit)
      • Ubuntu 14.04 POWER System
      • Ubuntu 14.04 x86-64
  • Microsoft Windows (Decision Center Business Console and Decision Center Enterprise Console)
    • One of the following:
      • Windows Server 2012 or R2 Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, or Foundation Edition x86-64 (32-bit and 64-bit)
      • Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or Ultimate x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or Enterprise x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 7 Professional x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or Professional x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or SP1 Ultimate x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise or Professional x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or SP1 Enterprise or Professional x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 8.1 Ultimate. Enterprise, or Professional x86-64 1
      • Windows 10 Enterprise or Professional x86-64 1
      • Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition x86-64 (32-bit and 64-bit) 2
      • Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition x86-32 (32-bit) 2

      1 Server supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use.
      2 Deprecated.

Supported application servers

  • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 or Network Deployment V8.5.5
  • WebSphere Application Server Liberty V8.5.5.9 or V16 and future fix packs
  • Tomcat 8.0
  • JBoss 6.3 EAP or 6.4 EAP
  • Oracle Weblogic 12c (12.1.3)

Supported databases

  • DB2® Enterprise Server Edition 9.7.0.6 and future fix packs 2
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 9.7.0.6 and future fix packs 2
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 10.1 and future fix packs 2
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 10.1 and future fix packs 2
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 10.5 or 11.1 and future fix packs
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 10.5 or 11.1 and future fix packs
  • DB2 for i5/OS™ 7.1 or i5/OS 6.1 and future fix packs
  • MySQL 5.7.14
  • Oracle Database 11g Standard and Enterprise Editions Release 2 and future fix packs 2
  • Oracle Database 12g and future fix packs
  • PostgreSQL 9.5.2 and future fix packs
  • Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2014, 2012 and future fix packs

    2 Deprecated.

Browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 38.6 ESR
  • Google Chrome 48
  • Safari V8 on Mac OS?

IBM Decision Server Advanced V8.9

Decision Server Insights component

Supported operating systems for Insights Server and Insights Designer

  • Red Hat Linux
    • One of the following:
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 Server x86-64
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 Server x86-64
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 POWER System
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 Desktop x86-64 - For development activities only
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 Desktop x86-64 - For development activities only
  • Windows
    • Operating systems - one of the following:
      • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, or Foundation Edition x86-64
      • Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate, Enterprise, or Professional x86-64 1
      • Windows 8.1 Enterprise, or Professional x86-64 1
      • Windows 10 Enterprise, or Professional x86-64 1
      • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition x86-64 2

      1 Server supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use.
      2 Deprecated.

Supported databases

  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 10.5 and future fix packs
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 10.5 and future fix packs
  • Oracle Database 12c Standard and Enterprise Editions and future fix packs

Browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 38.6 ESR
  • Google Chrome 48
  • Safari V8 on Mac OS

Software Development Kit for Insights Designer

  • IBM Eclipse SDK 4.4.2

Pattern configuration for ODM V8.9

The pattern configuration for ODM Advanced requires PureApplication Service that runs PureApplication Software V2.2.2.

For a current list of hardware and software requirements, see the IBM Support website.

Decision Server Rules component

Supported operating systems

  • AIX (Rule Designer in Headless mode only and Rule Execution Server)
    • AIX 7.1 POWER System or AIX 6.1 TL4 POWER System (64-bit)
  • Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux (Rule Designer and Rule Execution Server)
    • One of the following:
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 Server/Desktop x86-32 (32-bit)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 or 7.0 Server/Desktop x86-64 (64-bit)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0 Server POWER System (64-bit)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 or 7.0 Server System z (64-bit)
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.0 or 12.0 z Systems (64-bit)
      • Ubuntu 14.04 POWER
      • Ubuntu 14.04 x86-64
  • Windows (Rule Designer and Rule Execution Server)
    • One of the following:
      • Windows Server 2012 or R2 Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, or Foundation Edition x86-64 (32-bit and 64-bit)
      • Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or Ultimate x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or Enterprise x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 7 Professional x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or Professional x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or SP1 Ultimate x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise or Professional x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or SP1 Enterprise or Professional x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 8.1 Ultimate, Enterprise, or Professional x86-64 1
      • Windows 10 Enterprise or Professional x86-64 1
      • Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition x86-64 (32-bit and 64-bit) 2
      • Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition x86-32 (32-bit) 2

      1 Server supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use.
      2 Deprecated.

Supported application servers

  • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 or Network Deployment V8.5.5
  • WebSphere Application Server Liberty V8.5.5.9 or V16 and future fix packs
  • Tomcat 8.0
  • JBoss 6.3 EAP or 6.4 EAP
  • Oracle Weblogic 12c (12.1.3)

Supported databases

  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.7.0.6 and future fix packs 2
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 9.7.0.6 and future fix packs 2
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 10.1 and future fix packs 2
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 10.1 and future fix packs 2
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 10.5 or 11.1 and future fix packs
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 10.5 or 11.1 and future fix packs
  • DB2 for i5/OS 7.1 or i5/OS 6.1 and future fix packs
  • MySQL 5.7.14
  • Oracle Database 11g Standard/Enterprise Editions Release 2 and future fix packs 2
  • Oracle Database 12g and future fix packs
  • PostgreSQL 9.5.2 and future fix packs
  • Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2014, 2012, and future fix packs

    2 Deprecated.

Browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 38.6 ESR
  • Google Chrome 48
  • Safari V8 on Mac OS?

Software Development Kit for Rule Designer

  • IBM Eclipse SDK 4.4.2

IBM Decision Server Standard V8.9 and IBM Decision Server Express V8.9

Decision Server Rules component

Supported operating systems

  • AIX (Rule Designer in Headless mode only and Rule Execution Server)
    • AIX 7.1 POWER System (64-bit) or AIX 6.1 TL4 POWER System (64-bit)
  • Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux (Rule Designer and Rule Execution Server)
    • One of the following:
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 Server/Desktop x86-32 (32-bit)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 or 7.0 Server/Desktop x86-64 (64-bit)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0 Server POWER System (64-bit)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 or 7.0 Server System z (64-bit)
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.0 or 12.0 z Systems (64-bit)
      • Ubuntu 14.04 POWER
      • Ubuntu 14.04 x86-64
  • Windows (Rule Designer and Rule Execution Server)
    • One of the following:
      • Windows Server 2012 or R2 Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, or Foundation Edition x86-64 (32-bit and 64-bit)
      • Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or Ultimate x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or Enterprise x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 7 Professional x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or Professional x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or SP1 Ultimate x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise or Professional x86-64 (32-bit) 1 or SP1 Enterprise or Professional x86-32 (32-bit) 1
      • Windows 8.1 Ultimate. Enterprise, or Professional x86-64 1
      • Windows 10 Enterprise or Professional x86-64 1
      • Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition x86-64 (32-bit and 64-bit) 2
      • Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition x86-32 (32-bit) 2

      1 Server supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use.
      2 Deprecated.

Supported application servers

  • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 or Network Deployment V8.5.5
  • WebSphere Application Server Liberty V8.5.5.9 or V16 and future fix packs
  • Tomcat 8.0
  • JBoss 6.3 EAP or 6.4 EAP
  • Oracle Weblogic 12c (12.1.3)

Supported databases

  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.7.0.6 and future fix packs 2
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 9.7.0.6 and future fix packs 2
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 10.1 and future fix packs 2
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 10.1 and future fix packs 2
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 10.5 or 11.1 and future fix packs
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 10.5 or 11.1 and future fix packs
  • DB2 for i5/OS 7.1 or i5/OS 6.1 and future fix packs
  • MySQL 5.7.14
  • Oracle Database 11g Standard/Enterprise Editions Release 2 and future fix packs 2
  • Oracle Database 12g and future fix packs
  • PostgreSQL 9.5.2 and future fix packs
  • Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2014, 2012, and future fix packs

    2 Deprecated.

Browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 38.6 ESR
  • Google Chrome 48
  • Safari V8 on Mac OS?

Software Development Kit for Rule Designer

  • IBM Eclipse SDK 4.4.2

Companion products

The following products or services could be purchased with this product

  • Business process management. IBM Business Process Manager (IBM BPM) and IBM Case Manager define and orchestrate processes, which require automated decisions within various activities.
  • Monitoring. IBM Business Monitor delivers real-time, end-to-end business operations, transactions, and process monitoring. By providing integration with ODM and other IBM middleware infrastructure, Business Monitor offers a full, business operations view.
  • IBM API Connect. Allows businesses to accelerate their digital transformation to provide secure services across on-premise, on cloud, and dedicated clouds. API Connect empowers API developers and businesses to rapidly design APIs with enterprise-grade, security policies and share APIs across organizational boundaries and environments, while providing deep insight into API usage.
  • IBM App Connect Professional. Provides rapid integration capabilities for today's modern cloud and hybrid architectures. App Connect Professional delivers an integration solution with ease-of-use, flexibility, and increased responsiveness to the evolving business needs, while removing the daunting complexities of integration. It provides the powerful combination of a 'simple integration experience' for business users looking to automate how their applications talk to each other, which is coupled with 'configuration based integration' approach for shadow IT teams and integration developers who need to solve more complex problems and need powerful tooling.
  • Connectivity. IBM Integration Bus (IIB) and WebSphere MQ improve the flow of data, and reduce IT complexity that is associated with point-to-point integration. IIB is a lightweight, advanced enterprise service bus (ESB) that enables the integration of data sources from a wide range of platforms across both service-oriented architecture (SOA) and non-SOA environments. ODM can use IIB to connect to services required by a process application. IIB V9.0, or later, provides built-in capabilities of Decision Server to invoke rules during processing in order to make intelligent routing, validation, and transformation decisions. Entitlement to Decision Server Rules Edition for IIB V8.5 helps enable usage beyond development and functional test.
  • Elastic caching. Capabilities in WebSphere eXtreme Scale include distributed object caching for processing high volumes of transactions with extreme efficiency and linear scalability.
  • Streaming analytics. IBM InfoSphere® Streams is an advanced analytic platform that allows user-developed applications to quickly ingest, analyze and correlate information as it arrives from thousands of real-time sources. The solution can handle high data throughput rates, up to millions of events or messages per second.
  • Predictive analytics. IBM SPSS® Modeler is an extensive predictive analytics platform that is designed to bring predictive intelligence to decisions made by individuals, groups, systems and the enterprise. By providing a range of advanced algorithms and techniques that include text analytics, entity analytics, decision management and optimization, SPSS Modeler can help your client consistently make the right decisions. SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services (SPSS C&DS) makes collaboration between analytic developers and users easier. SPSS C&DS automates and integrates ongoing analytical processes. It deploys scores and models at the point of impact to get better analytics efficiency, consistently see better results, and ultimately increase your clients' return on investment.

Planning information

Packaging

ODM V8.9 is distributed via electronic download and a set of physical media packs consisting of multiple DVDs and CD-ROMs. The ODM pattern is available as a downloadable eAssembly file that can be directly uploaded onto one of the supported pattern environments.

For more information on downloading, see the IBM Download Director website.

Direct customer support

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Support Portal website.

Security, auditability, and control

ODM V8.9 uses the security and auditability features of the host software.

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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Ordering information

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

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

More information can be found on the IBM Software Value Plus website.

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

Product group: IBM Systems, Middleware

Product: IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.9 (5725-B69)

Product category: Operational Decision Manager

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-based pricing.

Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit
5725-B69 IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.9 VUE100

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


Passport Advantage

Program name Part number
IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced  
IBM Decision Center - Processor Value Unit (PVU)  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0IIZLL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0BQ5LL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0IJ1LL
IBM Decision Server Advanced - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0G80LL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0AI1LL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0G81LL
IBM Decision Server Advanced for Non-Production Environment - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0P08LL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0DK5LL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0P09LL
IBM Decision Server Advanced - Resource Value Unit (RVU)  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0IM9LL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0BR5LL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0IMALL
IBM Operational Decision Manager Standard  
IBM Decision Center - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0IIZLL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0BQ5LL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0IJ1LL
IBM Decision Server Standard - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0ILMLL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0BQWLL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0ILNLL
IBM Decision Server Standard for Non-Production Environment - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0P0DLL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0DK8LL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0P0ELL
IBM Decision Server Standard - RVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0IQWLL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0BSHLL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0IQXLL
IBM Operational Decision Manager Express  
IBM Decision Center Express - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0Z2ZLL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0H9SLL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0IQXLL
IBM Decision Server Express - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0Z1ILL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0H93LL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0Z1JLL
IBM Decision Server Express for Non-Production Environment - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0Z1ILL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0H9HLL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0Z2JLL


Passport Advantage trade-up

You must have previously acquired licenses for the following precursor products to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses of the trade-up products.

Precursor product Trade-up product Trade-up part number
IBM Decision Server Standard - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Advanced - PVU D0IL8LL
IBM Decision Server Advanced Non-Production - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Advanced - PVU D0P0ULL
IBM Decision Server Express - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Advanced - PVU D0Z50LL
IBM Decision Server Events Edition - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Advanced - PVU D0IL9LL
IBM Decision Server Standard for zEnterprise® BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Advanced for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU D0IL6LL
IBM Decision Server Advanced Non-Production for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - License +SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Advanced for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU D0P0VLL
IBM Decision Server Standard - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - RVU IBM Decision Server Advanced - RVU D0LS8LL
IBM Decision Center Express - PVU IBM Decision Center - PVU D0Z5KLL
IBM Decision Center Express for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z -PVU IBM Decision Center for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU D0Z5LLL
IBM Decision Server Express for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Advanced for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU D0Z51LL
IBM Decision Server Standard Non-Production - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Advanced for Non-Production Environment - PVU D0Q2JLL
IBM Decision Server Express for Non-Production Environment - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Advanced for Non-Production Environment - PVU D0Z5QLL
IBM Decision Server Standard Non-Production for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Advanced for Non-Production Environment for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU D0Q2LLL
IBM Decision Server Express for Non-Production Environment for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU IBM Decision Server Standard for Non-Production Environment for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU D1506LL
IBM Decision Server Express for Non-Production Environment - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU D1507LL
IBM Decision Server Express for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Standard for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU D1508LL
IBM Decision Server Express License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Standard - PVU D1509LL
IBM Decision Server Standard Non-Production zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Standard for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU D0P0ZLL
IBM Decision Server Standard Non-Production - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Standard - PVU D0P0YLL
IBM Decision Server Express Non-Production Environment zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Advanced for Non-Production Environment for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU D0Z5RLL
IBM Decision Server Express Non-Production Environment License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Express - PVU D0Z1KLL
IBM Decision Server Express Non-Production Environment zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months - PVU IBM Decision Server Express for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU D0Z1NLL

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.9

Media packs Part description Part number
IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.9 Advanced Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack B8026ML
IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.9 Standard Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack B8027ML


Cross-platform product for use on z Systems Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines and/or zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension or the Linux operating system on z Systems IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run in these environments, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced  
IBM Decision Server Advanced for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0G7JLL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0AHVLL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0G7KLL
IBM Decision Server Advanced for Non-Production Environment for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0P05LL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0DK4LL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0P06LL
IBM Decision Center for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0IIVLL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0BQ4LL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0IIWLL
IBM Operational Decision Manager Standard  
IBM Decision Server Standard for Non-Production Environment for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0P0FLL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0DK9LL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0P0GLL
IBM Decision Server Standard for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0ILBLL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0BQSLL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0ILCLL
IBM Operational Decision Manager Express  
IBM Decision Server Express for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0Z1LLL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0H94LL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0Z1MLL
IBM Decision Server Express for Non-Production Environment for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0Z2QLL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0H9LLL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0Z2RLL
IBM Decision Center Express for zEnterprise BladeCente Extension and Linux on System z - PVU  
- License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0Z33LL
- Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0H9ULL
- SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0Z34LL

Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric
IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.9 5725-B69
  • Processor Value Unit
  • Resource Value Unit


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 (socket). A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found on the PVU licensing for Distributed Software page. 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 found on the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules page. 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 that can be found on the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules page.

* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes

  • Some programs may require licenses for the program and what is being managed. In that case, the following applies. In addition to the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies. Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies. Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the program, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the referenced program as if the program itself were executing everywhere the referenced program was executing, independent of the basis on which the referenced program is licensed.


Resource Value Unit (RVU)

RVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. RVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) are based on the number of units of a specific resource used or managed by the program. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of RVUs required for licensee's environment for the specific resources as specified in the program specific table. RVU entitlements are specific to the program and the type of resource and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with RVU entitlements of another program or resource. Refer to the program specific RVU table.

Notes

  • Some programs may require licenses for the resources available to and the resources being managed by the program. In that case, the following applies. In addition to the entitlements required for the resources used by the program directly, licensee must obtain entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the resources managed by the program.
  • Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies. Instead of the entitlements required for the resources used by the program directly, licensee must obtain entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the resources managed by the program.

Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing

This software product is eligible for sub-capacity licensing. Customers must accept the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (Attachment), and must obtain PVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) for the maximum processor core capacity available to an eligible sub-capacity product when deployed in an eligible virtualization environment. This is also referred to as sub-capacity or virtualization capacity licensing.

Customers must use the IBM License Metric Tool unless they meet the exceptions described in the Attachment.

For information regarding PVU sub-capacity licensing, including terms and IBM License Metric Tool ordering information, go to the Passport Advantage Virtualization Capacity (Sub-capacity) Licensing website.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

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.

License Information number

Program name LI number
IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced  
IBM Decision Center V8.9 L-ASAY-AFSCW2
IBM Decision Server Advanced V8.9 L-ASAY-AFSCVD
IBM Decision Server Advanced  
IBM Decision Server Advanced for Non-Production Environment  
IBM Operational Decision Manager Standard  
IBM Decision Center V8.9 L-ASAY-AFSCW2
IBM Decision Server Advanced V8.9 L-ASAY-AFSCQ8
IBM Decision Server Advanced  
IBM Decision Server Advanced for Non-Production Environment  
IBM Operational Decision Manager Express  
IBM Decision Center V8.9 L-ASAY-AFSCWL
IBM Decision Server Advanced V8.9 L-ASAY-AFSCTN
IBM Decision Server Advanced  
IBM Decision Server Advanced for Non-Production Environment  

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

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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

Program support

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

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

Usage restriction

Yes

Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

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

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Software Support Handbook. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

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

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

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

Other support

Passport Advantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Statement of good security practices

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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 lawful, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

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



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Prices

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Business Partner information

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


Passport Advantage

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

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified 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 go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government 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, can help accelerate implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.



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To order, contact your Americas Call Centers, local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

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:
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.


IBM Software Value Plus

These products are available under IBM Software Value Plus, either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high-value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills, and expertise provided by these Business Partners.

Additions to Software Value Plus will be communicated through standard product announcements. For a current list of IBM software available under Software Value Plus, go to the IBM Software Value Plus website.

For questions regarding Software Value Plus, go to the IBM Software Value Plus website.

Trademarks

IBM API Connect, z Systems and i5/OS are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Bluemix, WebSphere, AIX, PureApplication, Passport Advantage, InfoSphere, SPSS, PartnerWorld, System i, Express, z/OS, POWER, System z, DB2, zEnterprise and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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.

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