IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition 5.0 gives organizations a full spectrum of on-premises, cloud, and hybrid solutions

IBM United States Software Announcement 221-009
January 12, 2021

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublications


At a glance

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IBM® WebSphere Hybrid Edition 5.0 is designed to address a full range of WebSphere development and deployment needs, including:

  • On-premises solutions
  • Cloud solutions
  • Hybrid solutions
  • Solutions to meet current and future needs


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Overview

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WebSphere Hybrid Edition 5.0, which is designed for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid cloud deployments, includes all the major WebSphere Application Server editions:

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core

WebSphere Hybrid Edition 5.0 is the solution of choice for existing on-premises WebSphere Application Server deployments, which are the WebSphere deployments that have powered a good portion of the world's economy for the last 20 years. Many of these applications will not be migrated to cloud in the near term, and with WebSphere Hybrid Edition 5.0 they can remain in place or make a gradual transition. WebSphere Hybrid Edition gives you the flexibility to move between WebSphere editions over time without additional entitlements.

WebSphere Hybrid Edition 5.0 also is the solution of choice for migrating WebSphere Application Server applications to the cloud. WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment include the WebSphere Liberty and Open Liberty options. With its extremely small footprint, high performance, and full Java™ EE/Jakarta EE and MicroProfile certification, Liberty is an industry standard for deployments in the cloud, whether modernizing existing applications or creating new cloud-based applications.

The solution also includes complementary value-add options and features to enhance your WebSphere cloud experience. Highlights include:

  • The IBM Cloud® Foundry Migration Runtime: A capability that enables you to run Cloud Foundry applications unchanged on Red Hat® OpenShift®. This is a migration tool to help expedite and reduce the risk of application migrations from Cloud Foundry onto native Red Hat OpenShift deployments.
  • IBM Transformation Advisor: Helps businesses modernize and migrate their applications from on-premises environments to the cloud or to containers. Transformation Advisor can identify applications that are good candidates for migration and provide advice and recommendations regarding how to migrate that application.
  • Mono2Micro: An AI-driven feature based on IBM Research technology that accelerates and can take the risk out of refactoring existing applications into modern microservices that are ready for cloud deployments.
  • WebSphere Migration Toolkit: Helps you move applications from traditional WebSphere to Liberty with application insights and recommended configurations.

Also supporting WebSphere Hybrid Edition 5.0 deployments is the IBM Global Services team, with skills and best practices to help take the risk out of application modernization projects regardless of whether the project spans one application or an entire enterprise.

As WebSphere applications migrate to the cloud, it becomes critical to be able to manage the resultant hybrid environment. IBM is focused on hybrid implementations as the vehicle for clients to maximize their competitiveness and business results related to cloud deployments. WebSphere has been a leader in hybrid deployments, with support for all the major public clouds, Kubernetes deployments, and now optimizations for Red Hat OpenShift that establish Liberty as a solution for Java Enterprise Edition and Jakarta Enterprise Edition (Java EE/Jakarta EE) and MicroProfile deployments to Red Hat OpenShift in private or public clouds. In addition to WebSphere management, WebSphere Hybrid Edition 5.0 delivers common services enablement to ensure integration and management capability across the IBM software portfolio, most notably with IBM Cloud Pak® solutions.

WebSphere Hybrid Edition 5.0 is a flexible solution for WebSphere Application Server deployments that can enable organizations to meet current and future requirements. It delivers a broad range of technical portfolio options, the capability to mix and match across options over time without additional purchases, a cloud-friendly Virtual Processor Core (VPC)-based metric, and the latest entitlement options from IBM, including perpetual and subscription options.



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Key requirements

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For details, see the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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January 15, 2021



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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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



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Statement of general direction

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IBM intends to provide a complementary offering to WebSphere Hybrid Edition that will provide enhanced AI-driven automation and security best practices for WebSphere Application Server deployments, including traditional, container, cloud, and hybrid deployments. This offering will focus on helping WebSphere clients secure, self-heal, and optimize their WebSphere environments using AI-driven automation to help reduce cost and improve system resiliency. This offering will build on the IBM Cloud Pak platform.

Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-N60 5.0 IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition


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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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Documentation for WebSphere Hybrid Edition can be found in the 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 the lab-based software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends the reach of IBM Software Services through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. IBM provides 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

Software requirements

Detailed requirements for WebSphere Hybrid Edition can be found in the IBM Knowledge Center.

Clients who purchase virtual processor cores of WebSphere Hybrid Edition have the choice to deploy any of the following programs:

  • WebSphere Application Server ND
  • WebSphere Application Server (base)
  • WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core
  • IBM Cloud Foundry Migration Runtime*

*Use of IBM Cloud Foundry Migration Runtime requires a separately acquired Red Hat OpenShift environment.

IBM Support

IBM Support is your gateway to technical support tools and resources that are designed to help you save time and simplify support. IBM Support can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, submit and track problem cases, and build skills. Learn and stay informed about the transformation of IBM Support, including new tools, new processes, and new capabilities, by going to the IBM Support Insider.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

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

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by IBM Business Partners.

To locate IBM Business Partners in your geography, see the Find a Business Partner page.


Passport Advantage

IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition (5737-N60)

WebSphere Hybrid Edition introduces the following parts:

Part description Part number
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D299MLL
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0R7ULL
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D299NLL
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D299YLL
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition Virtual Processor Core Committed Term License D29A0LL
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition Virtual Processor Core Committed Term License Upgrade D29A2LL


Passport Advantage trade-up

IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition (5737-N60)

WebSphere Hybrid Edition introduces the following parts:

Part description Part number
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition Virtual Processor Core from Prior Programs Trade up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D299PLL
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition for IBM Z® Virtual Processor Core from Prior Programs Trade up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D299SLL

When trading up to the Program, WebSphere Hybrid Edition, from an Eligible Product, the quantity needed to trade-up to 1 VPC of the Program is the Eligible Product quantity equivalent to 1 VPC of capacity of the Program. In the case of PVU-based Eligible Products, assume 1 VPC corresponds to 70 PVUs. So if the Program entitlement related to the Eligible Product were 4, the quantity needed to trade-up would be 280 PVUs of the Eligible Product. Refer to the Program license for the Entitlement Conversion Details.

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


Cross-platform product for use on IBM Z

IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition (5737-N60)

WebSphere Hybrid Edition introduces the following parts:

Part description Part number
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D299QLL
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0R7VLL
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D299RLL
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D299ZLL
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Committed Term License D29A1LL
IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Committed Term License Upgrade D29A3LL

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-N60 IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition 5.0.0 L-DLOZ-BSDR2N

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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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

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

Software Maintenance

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License Information number

The following License Information document applies to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-N60 IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition 5.0.0 L-DLOZ-BSDR2N

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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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 Support Guide.

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

Program technical support

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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 versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, Long Term Support Releases or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with six 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.

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.

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 Support Guide. 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 Support Guide.

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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 intrusion 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 regulatory compliant, 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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