IBM WebSphere DataPower appliances firmware V6.0.1 delivers support for the Application Optimization (AO) feature and IBM API Management V2.0 on IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62

IBM Asia Pacific Hardware Announcement AG13-0250
December 10, 2013

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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
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At a glance
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WebSphere® DataPower® gateway appliances are positioned to act as security and integration gateways for a full range of web, mobile, application programming interface (API), service-oriented architecture (SOA), business-to-business (B2B), and cloud workloads in a single, highly secure, highly consumable, DMZ-ready appliance.

V6.0.1 new features and enhancements include:

Note: Firmware V6.0.1 is not supported on 9235/9004 physical appliances.



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Overview
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WebSphere DataPower gateway appliances provide industry-leading security, control, optimization, and integration capabilities for mobile, web, application programming interface (API), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and business-to-business (B2B) workloads.

DataPower appliances firmware V6.0.1:



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Key prerequisites
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WebSphere DataPower physical appliance or WebSphere DataPower Virtual Edition.

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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December 13, 2013



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Description
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Emerging technology trends, like mobile and API management, allow businesses to expand the scope of valuable IT assets to new channels and use cases. These shifts in technology enable businesses to reach consumers, business partners, and clients anywhere in the world at any time. These new opportunities require the enterprise to accommodate additional security capabilities and access controls, and to manage the exponential growth in application traffic.

WebSphere DataPower gateway appliances provided industry-leading security, control, optimization, and integration capabilities for SOA and B2B infrastructures for more than 12 years. WebSphere DataPower firmware V6.0.1 extends these capabilities to additional business channels and use cases and provides additional capabilities to:



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Reference information
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For information on WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62, refer to Hardware Announcement AG11-0072, dated April 05, 2011 .

For additional information on IBM API Management V2.0 (On-premise), refer to Software Announcement AP13-0145, dated April 23, 2013 .

For additional information on WebSphere DataPower Virtual Editions, refer to Software Announcement AP12-0443, dated October 23, 2012 .

For additional information on WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual Edition TIBCO Enterprise Message Service feature, refer to Software Announcement AP13-0024, dated January 29, 2013 .

For additional information on IBM PureApplication™ System W1500, refer to:

For additional information on IBM Workload Deployer V3.1, refer to Hardware Announcement AG11-0212, dated October 04, 2011 .

For information on WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 and WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62, refer to Hardware Announcement AG11-0072, dated April 05, 2011 .

For information on the WebSphere DataPower Integration Blade XI50B, refer to Hardware Announcement AG10-0090, dated April 27, 2010 .

For information on the WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45, refer to Hardware Announcement AG11-0158, dated October 04, 2011 .



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WebSphere DataPower firmware V6.0.1 supports these existing DataPower physical machines:

                                                     Machine
Description                                          type       Model
 
IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45         7198       32X
 
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52   7199       42X
 
IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62           7199       62X
 
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Blade XI50B      4195       4BX
 
Program name                                         Program    VRM
                                                     number
 
WebSphere DataPower Appliance XI52 and XB62          5725-CS2   6.0.1
 
WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45             5725-DP6   6.0.1
 
WebSphere DataPower Integration Blade XI50B          5725-G84   6.0.1

The option for Application Optimization for 7199-62X is the only new machine feature being announced.

Features

Description                             Machine     Model       Feature
 
WebSphere DataPower Option for          7199        62X         5046
Application Optimization

For information on the previously announced 7199 models and features, refer to Hardware Announcement AG11-0072, dated April 05, 2011 .



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Publications
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Documentation for WebSphere DataPower appliances and features is available at the product documentation site

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/datapower/library/documentation

No publications are shipped with this feature.



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Services
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IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

For information on the IBM 7199, refer to Hardware Announcement AG11-0072, dated April 05, 2011 .

Hardware requirements

Supported physical appliances:

WebSphere DataPower Virtual Edition requires one of the following:

Minimum virtual resources for each Virtual Edition appliance: 4 vCPU and 4 GB RAM

WebSphere DataPower Virtual Edition, deployed on IBM PureApplication System or Workload Deployer, requires one of the following:

Software requirements

WebSphere DataPower Virtual Edition requires one of the following:

WebSphere DataPower Virtual Edition, deployed on Workload Deployer V3.1, requires one of the following:

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.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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IBM Electronic Services
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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® 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, 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 securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers 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, customers 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 the customer's 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 their systems, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their 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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Terms and conditions
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MES discount applicable

No.

Field-installable feature

Yes.

Warranty period

One year.

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Customer setup

Yes.

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine.

Optional features warranty period

One year.



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Prices
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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.



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 Australia                   Yes
 People's Republic of China  Yes
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes
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 Taiwan                      Yes
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