IBM App Connect Enterprise 11.0 adds IBM z/OS Container Extensions to enable access to Linux on IBM Z applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 220-292
September 15, 2020

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Product positioningProduct positioningPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now


At a glance

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IBM® App Connect Enterprise 11.0 adds IBM z/OS® Container Extensions (zCX) integration, delivering:

  • Container deployments of App Connect Enterprise integration assets into zCX on IBM z/OS.
  • Continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) for integration assets, such as message flows, data formats, and configuration information, in containers running in a z/OS LPAR.
  • Management for App Connect Enterprise with zCX and JCL, commands and graphical interfaces, including information regarding starting, stopping, status, deployment, and other administration information.
  • Integration in containers closer to z/OS subsystems, such as IBM CICS®, IBM IMS, IBM Db2®, and VSAM.


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Overview

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Integration on the IBM Z® platform is a critical solution for IBM Z users requiring integration in a noninterruptible configuration. zCX extends the platforms for App Connect Enterprise to enable the deployment of applications in a container runtime in a z/OS logical partition (LPAR). It enables access to a large ecosystem of open source and Linux® on IBM Z applications that may be deployed and managed within the native z/OS environment without requiring a separate Linux server, using popular Docker container skills and patterns.

App Connect Enterprise 11.0 now runs within zCX in a z/OS logical partition (LPAR) for deployment of integration artefacts for integration, such as protocol switching, message parsing, and routing information. This provides IBM Z users a flexible choice of deployment options.

zCX offers users a choice of integration deployment options, as well as agile integration capabilities on the z/OS platform by providing App Connect Enterprise with zCX. App Connect Enterprise 11.0 enables integration of applications running in heterogeneous environments by deploying integrations to zCX, enabling closer proximity to z/OS subsystems. Application developers can develop integrations as well as use open source technologies in containers running in zCX.



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Key requirements

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App Connect Enterprise 11.0 can be used on a variety of computer systems and platforms.

App Connect Enterprise with zCX is dependent on zCX supported hardware.

zCX workloads are IBM z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) eligible and run on IBM z14®, or later servers.

For the chosen server platform, users must order and install Container Hosting Foundation (feature number 0104). This feature number provides entitlement and support for the Secure Service Container hosting foundation and can be ordered using e-config.

For additional details, see the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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September 18, 2020



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Description

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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

App Connect Enterprise is capable as of September 15, 2020, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the Product accessibility information website.



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Product positioning

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App Connect Enterprise runs on multiple operating environments, such as Microsoft™ Windows™, AIX®, Linux, Linux on IBM Z, and IBM LinuxONE.

App Connect Enterprise with zCX is an additional operating environment that allows users to deploy integration solutions in a docker container in a z/OS LPAR bringing integration in containers in close proximity to other z/OS subsystems. Deploying integrations using App Connect Enterprise with zCX enables cross memory communication to other z/OS subsystems, providing a highly optimized link between applications. App Connect Enterprise integrates systems and applications across different environments. Deploying integrations in zCX provides optimized communications with z/OS subsystems, while using agile integration principles.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5724-J05 11.0.0 IBM App Connect Enterprise


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

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



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Publications

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Documentation for App Connect Enterprise is available in IBM Knowledge Center.



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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of the lab-based software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends the reach of IBM Software Services through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. IBM provides the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

App Connect Enterprise 11.0 runs on 64-bit operating systems on the following environments:

  • Linux on IBM Z: Any system capable of running one of the Linux for IBM Z releases, listed in the Software requirements section, with enough storage to meet the requirements of App Connect Enterprise.
  • Linux on x86-64: AMD64 and EM64T technology-compatible PC hardware is capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the requirements of App Connect Enterprise.
  • Microsoft Windows x86-64: Windows x86-64 technology-compatible PC hardware is capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the requirements of App Connect Enterprise.
Software requirements

App Connect Enterprise 11.0 runs on the following 64-bit operating systems:

  • Linux on IBM Z
    • LinuxONE
    • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 7.6
    • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Linux on x86-64
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 7.6
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12
    • Ubuntu 16.04
  • AIX 7.2 TL3 for IBM Power® Systems - Big Endian 64-Exploitation
  • Windows x86-64
    • Windows 8.1 Basic, Professional, and Enterprise Editions
    • Windows 2012 R2, Datacenter and Standard Edition
    • Windows 10 Basic, Professional, and Enterprise Editions
    • Windows 2016

App Connect Enterprise for the zCX environment is supported on the platforms and software required to run a zCX LPAR.

For more details, see the Technical information section of Software Announcement 219-344, dated July 23, 2019, and the z/OS Container Extensions (zCX) content solution website.

The IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) is enhanced to support the zCX environment. Utilization of ILMT is now mandatory for subcapacity pricing for licensing of Linux on IBM Z software products procured through Passport Advantage. Manual counting for subcapacity pricing in the zCX environment will no longer be permissible.

Additional information about ILMT enablement for zCX, including PTFs required, can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.

The latest software information will be available on the IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports website.

Limitations

For additional information, see theUsage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

IBM Support

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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

There is no new ordering information in this release. As a convenience, the following table lists currently available part numbers.

Previously announced part numbers

Part description Part number
IBM App Connect Enterprise Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1Q4ELL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1Q4HLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0N27LL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1Q4FLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D56P3LL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1D50LL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E02AULL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D56P4LL
IBM Integration Bus Remote Adapter Deployment Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E04NSLL
IBM App Connect Standard Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D03S0LL
IBM App Connect Standard Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1D4YLL
IBM App Connect Standard Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E04NRLL
IBM App Connect Standard Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D03S1LL
IBM Integration Bus Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0GH4LL
IBM Integration Bus Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D193TLL
IBM Integration Bus Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0AM0LL
IBM Integration Bus Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0GH5LL
IBM Integration Bus Remote Adapter Deployment Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0AMGLL
IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0GG5LL
IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D193XLL
IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0ALMLL
IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0GG6LL
IBM Integration Bus Express Edition Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0CR5LL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WVHLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1WVFLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0P73LL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WVILL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WVJLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1WVGLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0P74LL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WVKLL


Passport Advantage trade up

There is no new ordering information in this release. As a convenience, the following table lists currently available part numbers.

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

Previously announced part numbers

Precursor product Trade-up product Trade-up part number
IBM App Connect Standard License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM App Connect Enterprise Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D03PWLL
IBM App Connect Professional License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM App Connect Enterprise Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WVDLL
IBM Integration Bus Idle Standby License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM App Connect Enterprise Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1YKALL
IBM App Connect Standard for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM App Connect Enterprise for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D03PVLL
IBM Integration Bus Standard Ed Idle Standby PVU for zEnt BladeCtr Extn and Lin Sys z License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM Integration Bus Idle Standby Processor Value Unit for zEnterprise® BladeCenter Extn and Linux on System z® Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0GH6LL
IBM Integration Bus Standard Ed Idle Standby PVU for zEnt BladeCtr Extn and Lin Sys z License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM Integration Bus Idle Standby Processor Value Unit for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extn and Linux on System z Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0GH3LL
BM App Connect Professional Non Production License + SW S&S IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW S&S D1WWYLL
IBM Integration Bus Idle Standby License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1YKBLL

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


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

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

IBM App Connect Enterprise (5724-J05)

There is no new ordering information in this release. As a convenience, the following table lists currently available part numbers.

Previously announced part numbers

Part description Part number
IBM App Connect Enterprise Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1Q4ELL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1Q4HLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0N27LL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1Q4FLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D56P3LL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1D50LL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E02AULL
IBM App Connect Enterprise Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D56P4LL
IBM Integration Bus Remote Adapter Deployment Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E04NSLL
IBM App Connect Standard Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D03S0LL
IBM App Connect Standard Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1D4YLL
IBM App Connect Standard Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E04NRLL
IBM App Connect Standard Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D03S1LL
IBM Integration Bus Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0GH4LL
IBM Integration Bus Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D193TLL
IBM Integration Bus Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0AM0LL
IBM Integration Bus Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0GH5LL
IBM Integration Bus Remote Adapter Deployment Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0AMGLL
IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0GG5LL
IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D193XLL
IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0ALMLL
IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0GG6LL
IBM Integration Bus Express Edition Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0CR5LL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WVHLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1WVFLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0P73LL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WVILL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WVJLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1WVGLL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0P74LL
IBM App Connect Enterprise for non-production Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WVKLL

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
5724-J05 IBM App Connect Enterprise V11 L-APEH-BPUCJK

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.

Customized Offerings

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

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after the planned availability date.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin four weeks after the planned availability date.


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Terms and conditions

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License Information number

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

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5724-J05 IBM App Connect Enterprise V11 L-APEH-BPUCJK

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

Limited warranty applies

Yes

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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.

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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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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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