IBM DevOps for IBM Cloud Paks 1.0 provides focused DevOps capabilities that help enterprises quickly and successfully deliver quality services and products to the marketplace

IBM United States Software Announcement 220-276
August 4, 2020

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
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At a glance

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IBM® DevOps for IBM Cloud® Paks 1.0 bundles the following integrated programs for improved, focused DevOps automation, enabling more streamlined development and delivery of applications:

  • IBM Rational® Test Automation Server 10.1 accelerates end-to-end testing of multichannel, interconnected applications with new features for service virtualization, performance, and user interface (UI) testing.
  • IBM UrbanCode® Deploy 7.1 deploys any application anywhere with repeatable governance and speed.
  • IBM UrbanCode Velocity 2.0 leverages value stream management and data for a DevOps process advantage that can enable your products to get to market faster.


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Overview

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DevOps for IBM Cloud Paks 1.0 incorporates selected IBM Rational and IBM UrbanCode offerings to deliver a focused DevOps solution with capabilities that are needed to successfully deliver services and products quickly to the marketplace.

DevOps for IBM Cloud Paks consists of three powerful DevOps programs:

  • Rational Test Automation Server 10.1 helps to accelerate end-to-end testing of multichannel, interconnected applications with new features for service virtualization, performance, and UI testing. An integral part of the DevOps solution space, Rational Test Automation Server enables continuous testing and faster software delivery across the enterprise.
    • Scale your testing on the cloud or remote on-premises machines with native Docker, Kubernetes, and Red Hat® OpenShift® support.
    • Run API functional and performance tests through the use of a single platform.
    • View unified test results that can help you make informed business decisions.
    • Integrate with popular DevOps tools such as Jenkins and UrbanCode Deploy to get more value from your DevOps processes.
  • UrbanCode Deploy 7.1 automates application deployments of many artifacts and integrates with many continuous integration tools. It is a deployment automation and orchestration tool that is designed specifically for an enterprise. With UrbanCode Deploy, your organization can deploy many applications in multiple places: to distributed platforms, IBM z/OS®, private and public clouds, and container platforms such as Kubernetes and OpenShift. UrbanCode Deploy can run independently in a container on IBM OpenShift Container Platform for easier use and administration.
    • Automate deployments from simple to complex.
    • Track who deployed what, where, and when with automation.
    • Deploy applications and configure to traditional WebSphere® and JBoss®.
    • Enable a consistent experience across cloud native, distributed, mobile, and z/OS.
    • Run millions of deployments a year by using hundreds of available integrations.
  • UrbanCode Velocity 2.0 orchestrates continuous delivery across the software value stream. It helps you visualize, orchestrate, and optimize your continuous delivery value stream. Development teams, release managers, and transformation executives can use its focused feature set to consolidate data and drive action across many agile, continuous integration, and continuous delivery systems. UrbanCode Velocity is designed for organizations that want to move beyond automation to drive culture change and fully realize the benefits of their DevOps transformation investments.
    • Apply agile principles and value stream management to remove bottlenecks and move faster.
    • Reduce risks that are inherent in continuous delivery:
      • Use an accurate, visible chain of custody to track features as they move from code to production.
      • Be audit ready with automated, historical audit reports.
      • Help ensure that quality and security is built in, enabling your teams to verify that required security, compliance, and quality checks are run during the release process.

DevOps for IBM Cloud Paks 1.0 uses a licensing metric and part numbers to simplify entitlements to the DevOps capabilities. When you purchase Resource Units, they can be used for the Floating User, Managed Virtual Server, and Authorized User license metrics of Rational Test Automation Server, UrbanCode Deploy, and UrbanCode Velocity.



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Key requirements

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For details, see the Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date

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August 4, 2020



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Description

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DevOps for IBM Cloud Paks and the Rational Test Automation Server advantage

As part of IBM Cloud's ongoing adoption of Kubernetes, Rational Test Automation Server is shipped as a certified Red Hat OpenShift distribution, enabling easier access to Rational Test Automation Server through a Red Hat OpenShift Entitled Registry. As part of the DevOps for IBM Cloud Paks, your organization can leverage their investment in IBM Cloud as part of their quality processes. Because it is a server component, it is important that Rational Test Automation Server integrate with a wide ecosystem of DevOps tools and solutions.

Rational Test Automation Server V10.1 integrates IBM UrbanCode, Microsoft™ Azure DevOps, and Jira for defect tracking capabilities. UrbanCode Deploy can define a deployment process that automatically triggers test cases and can make those test insights available directly within UrbanCode Velocity. Similarly, Microsoft users can define a DevOps pipeline that includes direct execution of tests by using Rational Test Automation Server scalable infrastructure.

While the first release of Rational Test Automation Server brought the capability to hold a project in a GIT repository for simple location of tests and related assets, version 10.1 enables full concurrent editing of test data sets directly from the Rational Test Automation Server user interface. This true multiuser capability enables team members to collaborate more easily and make data changes without impacting the rest of the team. This capability provides your teams with more flexibility and time to analyze and consider when to push their changes.

Rational Test Automation Server features:

  • IBM Rational Functional Tester. Refreshed reports unify traditional and WebUI reports and provide a consistent modern user experience that makes finding problems quicker and easier. Image-based locators can assist with identifying complex controls. Image locators can find page objects based on their image rather than DOM information.
  • Rational Performance Tester. OpenMetrics support enables performance testers to access a vast array of resource monitoring data. By using the cloud-native Foundations Prometheus project, testers can gain access to insights for a diverse range of applications and can add their own insights based on the OpenMetrics standard.
  • Dynamic reports. The performance reports incorporate a user customizable tab that is designed to quickly and easily overlay data from resource counters and schedule data to help identify problems.
  • Rational Integration Tester and Rational Test Virtualization Server. An open API that is based on Apache Camel enables users to extend the range of transports available in Rational Integration Tester and Rational Test Virtualization Server.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-N14 1.0.0 IBM DevOps for IBM Cloud Paks


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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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None



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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

To dynamically generate a system requirements report of the supported platforms and requirements for each of the offerings included in this bundle, use the Software Product Compatibility Reports (SPCR) tool.

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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

Part number description Part number
IBM DevOPs for IBM Cloud Paks Resource Unit Annual SW Subscription & Support E0R2ELL
IBM DevOPs for IBM Cloud Paks Resource Unit License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D28GMLL
IBM DevOPs for IBM Cloud Paks Resource Unit SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D28GNLL
IBM DevOPs for IBM Cloud Paks Resource Unit Committed Term License D28GGLL
IBM DevOPs for IBM Cloud Paks Resource Unit Committed Term License Upgrade D28GILL
IBM DevOPs for IBM Cloud Paks Resource Unit Monthly License D28GKLL


Passport Advantage trade up

For clients who have purchased the withdrawn version, a tradeup to the new offering is possible through a special trade-up program. Contact your IBM sales representative for details. The new trade-up parts are listed below.

For clients who own IBM UrbanCode Deploy or IBM UrbanCode Velocity, it is also possible to trade up from these products to the new offering. Once clients have traded up from UrbanCode Deploy or Velocity, they are entitled to all three of the capabilities: Deploy, Velocity, and Test Automation.

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

Part number description Part number
IBM DevOps for IBM Cloud Paks Resource Unit from Prior Programs Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D28IYLL
IBM DevOps for IBM Cloud Paks for Linux® for IBM Z® Resource Unit from Prior Programs Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D28IZLL

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


Cross-platform product for use on IBM Z

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on IBM Z or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a IBM Z. Otherwise 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.

Part number description Part number
IBM DevOPs for IBM Cloud Paks Linux for IBM Z Resource Unit Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0R2FLL
IBM DevOPs for IBM Cloud Paks Linux for IBM Z Resource Unit License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D28GPLL
IBM DevOPs for IBM Cloud Paks Linux for IBM Z Resource Unit SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D28GQLL
IBM DevOPs for IBM Cloud Paks Linux for IBM Z Resource Unit Monthly License D28GLLL
IBM DevOPs for IBM Cloud Paks Linux for IBM Z Resource Unit Committed Term License D28GHLL
IBM DevOPs for IBM Cloud Paks Linux for IBM Z Resource Unit Committed Term License Upgrade D28GJLL

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-N14 IBM DevOps for IBM Cloud Paks L-SKOT-BNHNNU

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

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.

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

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) 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 can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: 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

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

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-N14 IBM DevOps for IBM Cloud Paks L-SKOT-BNHNNU

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

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 about 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

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of three 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 about 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.

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.

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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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


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Passport Advantage

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



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Order now

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