IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.2 for z/OS enables businesses to rapidly assemble and dynamically change SOA-based business processes while reusing and sharing existing IT assets

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-299
October 1, 2008

 
 ENUS208-299.PDF (137KB)

Table of contents   Document options  
At a glance At a glance Education support Education support
Overview Overview Offering Information Offering Information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Publications Publications
Planned availability date Planned availability date Technical information Technical information
Description Description Ordering information Ordering information
Product positioning Product positioning Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Reference information Reference information  IBM  Electronic Services IBM Electronic Services
Product identification number Product identification number Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now
 
Printable version Printable version

(Corrected on December 17, 2008.)

The Planned availability, Publications, and Packaging sections are corrected.
 
Top rule
At a glance
Bottom rule

Major new features for Websphere Business Services Fabric V6.2 include:

  • An automated, policy-based feedback loop between run-time Websphere Business Services Fabric and Websphere Business Monitor enabling corporate-wide process changes with no human interaction
  • A training kit for best practices on creating re-usable industry content packs so that Business Services and Composite Business Applications can be re-used across corporate divisions and so that IBM® Business Partners can create their own packs
  • Ease-of-use improvements further enabling business analysts to create and change their own and corporate-wide processes
  • Business Space powered by WebSphere® offering a Web-based graphical user interface that allows business users to interact with business processes and business process management (BPM) application content from one single interface across WebSphere products
  • A Product Lifecycle Management Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric for managing the development of products within industries such as automotive, electronics, and aerospace

Key details include:

  • Automated, same configuration deployment across multiple operating systems
  • Support for Czech, Hungarian, and Polish languages, and now includes basic support for bi-directional text
  • Additional system support for z/OS® 1.10

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


 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Overview
Bottom rule

WebSphere Business Services Fabric enables IT to allow business people to rapidly execute concurrent changes to individual and corporate-wide processes. Ithelps simplify and orchestrat the creation and management of service oriented architecture-based (SOA) business process management (BPM) for an entire corporation.

  • WebSphere Business Services Fabric enables IT to assemble legacy and new IT programs into SOA-based, discrete business functions called business services which can be assembled, shared, reused and changed using a business-friendly user interface and a business-defined vocabulary.
  • WebSphere Business Services Fabric stores and acts upon formerly hard coded, individual process attributes, such as roles, channels and rules, in a centralized, easily updatable database and runtime environment, enabling business service policies to define, manage and execute changes to be expanded concurrently across all applicable processes.
  • WebSphere Business Services Fabric has numerous prebuilt industry content packs to help accelerate the delivery of industry-specific business solutions.

WebSphere Business Services Fabric helps IT enable business people to respond at the speed of business to solve pressing business problems and take advantage of changing business conditions whilehelping to save IT effort and money.

WebSphere Business Services Fabric is also at the core of WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition which is designed to enable continuous, dynamic optimization of business processes by better aligning IT with the business, by sharing, discovering and reusing business processes. Both of these offerings are part of the IBM Business Process Management Suite, a comprehensive set of SOA-enabled role-based capabilities for continuous business process optimization that can deliver value across the organization.


 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Key prerequisites
Bottom rule

Refer to Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections in this document for a complete list.


 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Planned availability date
Bottom rule

December 12, 2008


 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Description
Bottom rule

WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS consists of:

IBM Business Services Foundation Pack

  • Includes a highly scalable, run-time business service policy definition and enforcement engine that enables dynamic business service assembly and behavior adaptation based on content, context, and contract.
  • Controls and automates entitlement of business services for subscribers, enabling creation, control, and management of service packages to subscribers across the ecosystem. Can integrate with leading security and identity management products.
  • Offers visibility and monitoring of service-oriented business processes and applications. Includes multi-perspective views and enables drill-down analysis of events and exceptions.
  • Enables end-to-end governance of business services through design, runtime, deployment, and management.
  • Stores and manages business services, business service policies, and business service entitlements.

Business Space delivers a common, graphical user interface that:

  • Allows users to create their own spaces, a collection of pages that comprise a business process application or collaborative end user experience within Web-based tooling
  • Ships with a collection of pre-integrated, customizable templates to rapidly create new process experiences that can be marked private or shared with contributors
  • Enables IT developers to achieve faster time to value when developing their BPM end user experiences, through better reuse of out-of-the-box product content and simplified user interface assembly tooling
  • Provides a consolidated view of business process content and enables contextual collaboration in one location
  • Ships as a common business user interface component with the following runtime products:
    • WebSphere Business Monitor,
    • WebSphere Process Server,
    • WebSphere Business Services Fabric, and
    • WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server
  • This allows users of:
    • WebSphere Integration Developer to create Business Space content from within their test environments
    • WebSphere Business Modeler to interact with process models in the Business Space as part of deploying those models to a managed test environment
  • Finally, Business Space also complements the out-of-the box administrative clients that ships with WebSphere Process Server (such as BPC Explorer) for IT administrator use

Industry content packs deliver business services templates designed to industry standards and consisting of the following prebuilt service oriented architecture (SOA) assets:

  • Industry capability maps and process maps that include various core business capabilities and processes unique to that industry
  • Business services templates that include definitions of business assertions, business roles, and business channels, based on industry business glossary
  • Industry standards-based data types and Web service interfaces for interoperability across disparate systems in enterprise ecosystem
  • Industry common services to help speed delivery and assembly of composite business applications
  • Industry business object model (BOM) to be used as a logical data model for design and development of composite business applications
  • Industry business glossary with a taxonomy of industry terms, associated relationships and properties
  • Knowledge assets to help accelerate consumability and extensibility of prebuilt SOA content packaged in industry content packs

Available industry content packs include:

  • Insurance Property and Casualty (P&C) Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • Healthcare Payer Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • Banking Payments Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • Telecom Operations Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • Product Lifecycle Management Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric

New feature details for this release

  • Enhanced business user experience and tooling
    • Enables business user to manage business services, business service policies and business vocabulary through Business Space powered by WebSphere
    • Automated, policy-based feedback loop between run-time Fabric and WebSphere Monitor enabling corporate-wide process changes with no human interaction
    • Improved design tooling to manage roles, channels, and assertions
  • Improved consumability and ease of use
    • Simplified product installation supporting network deployments
    • Supports business service reuse across multiple composite business application
    • Simplified and configurable configuration extractor
  • Prescriptive guidance for developing new content packs that includes:
    • How-to-guide and methodology to enable business partners and customers to build their own unique content packs
    • Detailed knowledge on the architecture, asset structure, how-to-use-it, how-to-extend-it, and examples from existing industry content packs
  • Heightened interoperability with WebSphere Business Modeler and WebSphere Business Monitor
    • Demonstrate an end-to-end delivery of Composite Business Applications using the reference implementation from industry content packs
    • Deliver pre-defined sample process flow and key performance indicators (KPI) template for the reference implementation for Banking Payments Content Pack, Insurance P&C Content Pack, Healthcare Payer Content Pack, and Telecom Operations Content Pack
  • Support for Czech, Hungarian, and Polish languages and basic support for bi-directional text
  • Additional system support for z/OS 1.10

New in industry content packs

  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Content Pack
    • Applies to automotive, electronics, aerospace and defense, and industrial verticals
    • Based on well-adopted industry standards:
      • American Productivity & Quality Center Process Classification Framework (APQC PCF) models
      • Object Management Group product lifecycle management (OMG PLM) Services 2.0
      • Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V (VDA) 4965
      • Open Applications Group Integration Specification (OAGIS) 9.1 Models
    • Focuses on business areas include Product Data Management, Engineering Change Management, Bill of Material and Supplier Collaboration
    • Includes PLM specific assets - Capability & Process Maps, Business Service Templates, Service Interfaces, Common Services, Business Object Model, Business Glossary
    • Extensible and configurable to meet customer's unique needs
    • Delivers assets aimed at an ecosystem of OEM, suppliers, service providers and other manufacturers
    • Includes the core offering from the IBM Product Development Integration Framework
  • Enhancements to existing Telecom Operations Content Pack
    • Enhanced business service templates, schemas and additional service interfaces in Billing, Inventory, Fulfillment and Assurance
    • Improved business glossary with additional assertions and metadata

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.2 is capable, as of October 1, 2008, 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.

Value Unit-based pricing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Product positioning
Bottom rule

WebSphere Business Services Fabric enables IT to allow business people to rapidly execute concurrent changes to individual and corporate-wide processes. It simplifies and orchestrates the creation and management of SOA BPM across an entire corporation.

WebSphere Services Registry and Repository is a prerequisite for WebSphere Business Service Fabric and provides a trusted source for storing and discovering technical services.

Together, WebSphere Business Service Fabric and WebSphere Services Registry and Repository can enable rapid deployment of business processes and ongoing changes through shareable, reusable business services driven by business service policies that enable definition, management and execution. Simpler and more accurate than coded configurations, the policies enable quick reaction to changing business needs, Helping to provide an ever-escalating return on investment (ROI). Business service policies also enable full modeling, visibility and business service monitoring within the larger business process.

WebSphere Business Services Fabric is at the IBM core of complete, market-leading dynamic business process management solution. Called WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition, it enables business analysts to create, manage and continuously improve their business processes and includes the capabilities of all three of these products:

  • WebSphere Business Modeler Advanced to model and simulate
  • WebSphere Business Services Fabric to rapidly deploy and change
  • WebSphere Business Monitor to monitor, predict and act

WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition is a core offering in the BPM which brings together all of the IBM BPM enabled by SOA offerings. Also included in the BPM Suite:

  • WebSphere Business Modeler Advanced to model process flows
  • WebSphere Integration Developer to code the modeled processes
  • WebSphere Process Server for a process runtime environment and to govern new and changed processes
  • WebSphere Business Monitor to monitor key business performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Tivoli® ITCam to monitor key technical indicators

 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Reference information
Bottom rule

For information on IBM WebSphere Process Server for z/OS V6.2, refer to Software Announcement 208-325, dated October 1, 2008.

For information on WebSphere Integration Developer V6.2, refer to Software Announcement 208-325, dated October 1, 2008

For information on WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS V6.2, refer to Software Announcement 208-194, dated July 1, 2008.

For information on WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.2, refer to Software Announcement 208-195, dated July 1, 2008.

For information on WebSphere Business Monitor Edition V6.2, refer to Software Announcement 208-288, dated October 1, 2008.

For information on WebSphere Business Modeler/ WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server Edition V6.2, refer to Software Announcement 208-289, dated October 1, 2008.

For information on WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition V6.2, refer to Software Announcement 208-296, dated October 1, 2008

For information on WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Integration Developer, and WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus V6.2, refer to Software Announcement 208-325, dated October 1, 2008.

For information on WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.2, refer to Software Announcement 208-298, dated October 1, 2008.


 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Product identification number
Bottom rule

 
 Program PID          Subscription and
 number               Support PID number
 
5655-S30              5655-S31

 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Program number
Bottom rule

 
Program             Program
number      VRM     name
 
5655-S30    6.2.0   WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS
 

 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Education support
Bottom rule

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

IBM delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help clients successfully deploy and integrate WebSphere Application and Integration middleware products to their maximum potential.

The IBM education team works closely with product developers and services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. We draw from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students.

Training is available for WebSphere Business Services Fabric. For more information about available education offerings, including course locations and availability dates, refer to the Web site

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

Role-based skills roadmaps can be found on this page

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

Role-based skills roadmaps can be found on this page

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

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


 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Offering Information
Bottom rule

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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

Business Partner information

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

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=208-299

 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Publications
Bottom rule

No publications are shipped with this product.

Documentation is available for WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.2 from the Information Center

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/integration/wbsf/library/ind

Documentation on WebSphere Business Services Fabric is translated into the following national languages:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Czech
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Traditional Chinese

Information Center translations will be made available no later than 90 days after electronic general availability.


 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Technical information
Bottom rule

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any hardware that is explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software, and any associated applications unmodified. The responsibility to provide a statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider (if not IBM).

Software requirements

Server platform:z/OS V1.8, V1.9 or V1.10

Client platforms

  • Microsoft® Windows® 2003
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista

Repository database

  • DB2 Universal Database™ for z/OS V8
  • DB2® V9.1 for z/OS

Application server:WebSphere Process Server for z/OS V6.2

Other software

  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.2 (5724-N72), or WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS V6.2 (5655-R41)
  • WebSphere Integration Developer V6.2

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

A Quick Start Guide is included on both the Foundation Pack DVD and the Tool Pack DVD.

WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS Industry content packs are shipped on 3480 tape:

  • Insurance P&C Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS
  • Healthcare Payer Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS
  • Banking Payments Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS
  • Telecom Operations Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS
  • Product Lifecycle Management Content Pack for WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS

Note: Product documentation is shipped on product tapes. Documentation from industry standards groups (for example, HL7, ASC X12, ISO, SWIFT, NACHA, NGOSS) is not provided. You may find documentation, associated with these standards, beneficial in creating end-to-end business applications. If this documentation is required, contact the associated industry standards body.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Business Services Fabric uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware and software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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.

The following services support WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.2.

  • Migration Services for WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.2.
  • ITS Specific Service offering

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

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

 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Ordering information
Bottom rule

Charge metric
 
Part number or
Program name                               PID number      Charge metric
 
IBM Foundation Pack for                    5655-S30
WebSphere Business Services
Fabric for z/OS V6.2
   - IBM Business Services Foundation Pack                 Per Value Unit
   - IBM Healthcare Payer Content Pack                     Per Establishment
   - IBM Insurance P&C Content Pack                        Per Establishment
   - IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack                   Per Establishment
   - IBM Banking Payments Content Pack                     Per Establishment
   - IBM Product Lifecycle Management                      Per Establishment
         Content Pack

Value Unit

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

Per Establishment

For each authorization you are permitted to deploy an unlimited number of copies of the licensed business models only on machines owned or leased by you that are located at a single physical site, including the surrounding campus and satellite offices.

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

                                                       
Program     Program name                                     Value Unit 
number                                                       exhibit
 
5655-S30    WebSphere Business Services Fabric for           VUE007
            z/OS V6.2

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

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

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

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

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

Ordering example

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

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

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

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

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

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

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

On/Off CoD

OOCoD - WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.2

IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.2 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name   WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.2
Program PID    5655-S30
 
Entitlement                            
identifier      Description             License option/Pricing metric
 
S013R2D         IBM Business Services   Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                  Foundation Pack
 
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs           Value Units/MSU
Base        1-3            1
Tier A      4-45           0.45
Tier B     46-175          0.36
Tier C    176-315          0.27
Tier D    316+             0.2

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

Program name  WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.2
Program PID   5655-S30
 
Entitlement                              
identifier   Description                 License option/Pricing metric
 
S013R2D      IBM Business Services       Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
              Foundation Pack
 
S013R1H      IBM Healthcare Payer        Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Content Pack
 
S013R2L      IBM Insurance P&C           Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Content Pack
 
S0140WT      IBM Banking Payments        Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Content Pack
 
S0140WS      IBM Telecom Operations      Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Content Pack
 
S01577V      IBM Product Lifecycle       Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Management Content Pack
 
 
Orderable                                           Distribution
supply ID    Description                          Language  Medium
 
S014FDP      IBM Business Services                English   3840
               Foundation Pack
S014FDR      IBM Healthcare Payer Content Pack    English   3840
S014FDS      IBM Insurance P&C Content Pack       English   3840
S014FDN      IBM Banking Payments Content Pack    English   3840
S014FF5      IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack  English   3840
S01577T      IBM Product Lifecycle Management     English   3840
               Content Pack
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-S31
 
Entitlement                             
identifier   Description                License Option/Pricing metric
 
S013R30      IBM Business Services      Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
               Foundation Pack S&S      Decline SW S&S (no charge)
                                        Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
S013R31      IBM Healthcare Payer       Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack S&S         Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S013R32      IBM Insurance P&C          Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack S&S         Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S0140XD      IBM Banking Payments       Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack S&S         Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S0140XC      IBM Telecom Operations     Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack S&S         Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S015785      IBM Product Lifecycle      Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Management Content Pack  Decline SW S&S (no charge)
               S&S
 
 
Orderable                                         Distribution
supply ID   Description                         Language  Medium
 
S013R2W     IBM Business Services               English   Paper
              Foundation Pack
S013R2X     IBM Healthcare Payer Content Pack   English   Paper
S013R2Z     IBM Insurance P&C Content Pack      English   Paper
S0140XB     IBM Banking Payments Content Pack   English   Paper
S0140X8     IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack English   Paper
S015784     IBM Product Lifecycle Management    English   Paper
             Content Pack 
 

Subscription and Support

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

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

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

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

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

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

Single version charging

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

Customized Offerings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Terms and conditions
Bottom rule

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

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

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

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form number
                                          Program               
Program name                              number     Form number
                                                                
IBM Foundation Pack for WebSphere         5655-S30   LC23-5001  
 Business Services Fabric                                       
IBM Insurance Property & Casualty         5655-S30   LC23-5024  
 Content Pack for WebSphere Business                            
 Services Fabric                                                
IBM Healthcare Payer Content Pack for     5655-S30   LC23-5018  
 WebSphere Business Services Fabric                             
IBM Telecom Operations Content Pack for   5655-S30   LC23-5027  
 WebSphere Business Services Fabric                             
IBM Banking Payments Content Pack for     5655-S30   LC23-5026  
 WebSphere Business Services Fabric                             
IBM Product Lifecycle Management          5655-S30   LC23-5036  
 Content Pack for WebSphere Business                            

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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

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

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

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

Program support

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

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

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

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

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

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

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

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

Yes

Educational allowance available

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

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

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

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

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

Program                                                
number       Program name         Terms 
                
5655-S30     WebSphere Business   Execution-based
              Services Fabric
              for z/OS V6.2
Full-capacity mainframes

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

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

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

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

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

Sub-capacity mainframes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

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

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

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

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

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

On/Off CoD

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


 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
IBM Electronic Services
Bottom rule

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

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

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

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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

 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Prices
Bottom rule

OOCoD - WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS

Program name   IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS V6.2
Program PID    5655-S30
 
Entitlement                              
identifier   Description                 License option/Pricing metric
 
 
S013R2D      IBM Business Services       Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
              Foundation Pack            Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
 
S013R1H      IBM Healthcare Payer        Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Content Pack
 
S013R2L      IBM Insurance P&C           Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Content Pack
 
S0140WT      IBM Banking Payments        Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Content Pack
 
S0140WS      IBM Telecom Operations      Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Content Pack
 
S01577V      IBM Product Lifecycle       Basic OTC, Per Establishment
             Management Content Pack
 

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-S31

Entitlement                            
identifier   Description                 License option/Pricing metric
 
S013R30      IBM Business Services       Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
               Foundation Pack S&S       Decline SW S&S (no charge)
                                         Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
S013R31      IBM Healthcare Payer        Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack    S&S       Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S013R32      IBM Insurance P&C           Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack   S&S        Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S0140XD      IBM Banking Payments        Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack   S&S        Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S0140XC      IBM Telecom Operations      Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Content Pack   S&S        Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
S015785      IBM Product Lifecycle       Basic ASC, Per Establish SW S&S
               Management
               Content Pack   S&S        Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

 
Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Order now
Bottom rule

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

Identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


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

DB2 Universal Database, eServer and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, WebSphere, z/OS, System z, Tivoli, PartnerWorld, DB2, S/390, SystemPac, Passport Advantage, Parallel Sysplex, OS/390, z/Architecture, System z9 and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

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

 

Back to topBack to top
 
Bottom grey rule
 
Printable version Printable version