WebSphere Portal Version 6 FAQ - IBM Internal Use

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IBM WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1



Frequently Asked Questions










February
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Offering overview



Licensing and pricing



Relationship with other IBM offerings



WebSphere Portal Of
ferings and included component license q
uestions



Miscellaneous product questions



Beta
Resources


WebSphere Portal 6.1.x updates









Note:

Several of the statements in this document deal with the future direction of IBM products.

IBM plans are subject to change.













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IBM WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1

Offering Overview


Q. What is IBM WebSphere Portal?

A.

Web portals allow partners, employees and customers to chose their user experience, with
personalized applications ba
sed on role, context, actions, location, preferences and team collaboration
needs. IBM WebSphere Portal software provides a composite application or business mashup framework
and the advanced tooling needed to build flexible, SOA
-
based solutions, as well a
s the unmatched
scalability required by any size organization.



WebSphere Portal
software
delivers these business benefits while getting you started with

Service
Oriented Architecture (SOA) goals. SOA implementations leverage open standards to represent I
T and
LOB assets as standards
-
based services independent of the platforms they operate on, and
they use
an
architectural style that supports integrating your business as linked, repeatable business tasks, or
services.

WebSphere Portal
software
helps you c
reate and maintain these services as portlets, which are

grouped and
presented to users as composite applications that are delivered in the context of a given role
or task to be executed. The end result
can be
that tasks are executed more efficiently,

bec
ause

IT can
deploy customized
composite
applications quickly and businesses can use existing assets to support
changing business requirements.


WebSphere Portal brings together a range of leading
-
edge technologies designed to give you a flexible,
open, ext
ensible framework to build successful business
-
to
-
employee (B2E), business
-
to
-
business (B2B)
and business
-
to
-
consumer (B2C) portals.
By providing industry
-
leading portal solutions for your on
demand business, IBM helps you improve employee productivity, cu
t costs and strengthen relationships
with your customers and trading partners.



Q: What are the key messages I want to make sure my customer understands abo
ut WebSphere
Portal Version 6. 1

WebSphere Portal Version 6.1

software

helps you
:




Deliver exceptional Web experiences

-

Take advantage of new, nimble Web 2.0
technologies and philosophies that put new business models in reach
.



Extend your business assets

-

Create and depl
oy custom
-
branded, market
-
driven solutions
comprised of existing and net
-
new business assets, and re
-
purpose and reuse as
appropriate.



Grow as you go

-

"Snap on" business
-
specific capabilities that speed time to value and
allow you to pursue new market op
portunities


all while reducing the of cost of deploying
portals.



Run your business efficiently

-

Built on WebSphere software so that enterprise
-
class
applications, processes and transactions can reside on a proven, reliable, scalable and
high
-
performanc
e foundation.


Q: What are the highlights of WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1
, and how will they allow customers to
do what they could not do before?


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A.




WebSphere Portal V6.1 provides an exceptional user experience, facilitates reuse of Web assets and
exi
sting IT assets, and improves ease of deployment. It enables organizations to quickly implement new
business designs that are engaging, flexible, and high performance. Enhanced Web 2.0 capabilities
enable desktop
-
like responsiveness and much more intuitive

and participatory composite business
applications that leverage both Web and corporate information sources.


New installation options, customization tools, a site deployment wizard, and out
-
of
-
the
-
box jumpstart
templates all contribute to less effort, le
ss cost, and faster time to value.


Support for WebSphere Application Server V6.1, and new enhancements for site layout and
management, security configuration, portlet deployment and management


all lead to greater reliability,
manageability, and performa
nce. IBM continues its leadership role in the development and
implementation of the most recent portal open standards, such as JSR286 and WSRP 2.0.


IBM Lotus Web Content Management 6.1 software, integrated with WebSphere Portal 6.1 offers new
capabilities

including enhanced administration, new content author and rendering features that enable
more flexible design and contextual presentation of content. This release also includes new workflow
features and API extension points providing new author process ma
nagement and customization options.

WebSphere Portal Server 6.1 also includes WebSphere Portlet Factory software, providing a dedicated
development environment for the creation, customization, deployment and maintenance of portlets that
draw from existi
ng enterprise applications, databases and other sources. With the release of WebSphere
Portal Version 6.1 software, the development environment introduces enhancements designed to
significantly improve developer productivity.


Please reference the WebSpher
e Portal 6.1 Reviewer’s Guide
http://www
-
01.ibm.com/software/websphere/portal/
and WebSphere Portal 6.1 InfoCenter for complete details
new release features:
http://w
ww
-
128.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/zones/portal/proddoc.html


Q: When was

IBM WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1 released to market?


A:

The announcement letter for WebSphere Portal 6.1 (June 24, 2008) can be found here:
http://w3
-
103.ibm.com/software/x
l/portal/viewcontent?type=doc&srcID=KE01&docID=R320043K18769Z79




Q. How is WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1

packaged and licensed?

A. WebSphere

Portal Version 6
.1

is provided
in several
offerings
: WebSphere Portal Server,

WebSphere Portal Enable, WebSph
ere Portal Extend
, WebSphere Portal Express

and

IBM
WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS, Version 6.
1
.
WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS Version 6
.1

will
be available from IBM

during Q4 2008
.


WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1

Server is also provided with
options

for
several
IBM

a
ccelerator
solutions

offerings
:



IBM a
ccelerators are

packages that simplify the process of acquiring specific products, technologies and
capabilities that map to specific business requirements served by WebSphere Portal Server
-
based
bus
iness solutions. With these new offerings, we are building on our leadership in helping customers
deliver highly scalable, role
-
based portals. In addition to selling Portal as a powerful platform for speeding
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composite application development, we are now
going to market with solution
-
specific portal offerings that
align with the business scenarios customers most commonly deploy.


For more information regarding
IBM Accelerator solutions please reference the IBM Accelerator FAQ
and associated resources
locat
ed here on XL Portal
: http://w3
-
103.ibm.com/software/xl/portal/viewcontent?type=doc&srcID=KE01&docID=D100052S29654Z86




WebSphere Portal Server
6.1

software
is an appropriate offering for
organizations looking to improve
effectiveness, with core portal se
rvices and a scalable architecture. It delivers role
-
based access to
applications and content that
can help improve
the productivity of LOB and IT staff.
It enables
organizations to quickly implement new business designs that are engaging, flexible, and h
igh
performance. Enhanced Web 2.0 capabilities enable desktop
-
like responsiveness and much more
intuitive and participatory composite business applications that leverage both Web and corporate
information sources. New installation options, customization to
ols, a site deployment wizard, and out
-
of
-
the
-
box jumpstart templates all contribute to less effort, less cost, and faster time to value.


It includes the following features, components and products:



Core portal services that aggregate applications and con
tent and deliver them a role
-
based
applications



New web 2.0 features enhance performance and ease
-
of
-
use situational mashup
development, including Client Side aggregation support, REST services, and support for
contextual Live Text tagging



Search services
that index
and
search portal content and files so users can easily find critical
information



Personalization rules engine that
enables
users
to
see specific content and navigation based
on their role



Security services that provide single sign
-
on and granul
ar access control to all portlet and
portal resources



Access to
hundreds of portlets from IBM and IBM Business partners to access applications,
databases, e
-
mail systems, and more. These portlets are either included with the package or
available for downlo
ad from the WebSphere Portal

Business Solutions

Catalog. This
includes but is not limited

to WebClipping, RSS, Domino Web Access, Microsoft Exchange
portlets
, Bookmarks,
IBM Portlet for Google Gadgets,
Content Feeds,
Lotus Connections
Multi
-
Service portle
t, and many others.




Application templating allows composite portal applications to be deployed to different
communities, who can then modify aspects of the application to suit their specific needs.



N
ew Si
te Wizard tool enables administrators or business
users to create and manage
independent virtual portal sites

quickly and easily
, without programming,

by selecting a site
template, an initial look and feel and other
options
.



N
ew Theme Customizer tool

enables business users to

easily define selections tha
t
control
Web site layout, navigation structure, branding and more.



WebSphere Portlet Factory and WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer
software
deliver portlet
development capabilities to further help customers achieve faster time
-
to
-
value, accelerated
depl
oyments, and greater employee productivity from their WebSphere Portal
implementations



WebSphere Application Server and Network Deployment



IBM HTTP Server



IBM Tivoli Directory Server

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IBM DB2
,



Derby
/ Cloudscape v 10




WebSphere Portal Server i
s licensed

per Value Unit

and per user via 20 user packs
.


License information may be viewed on the IBM Software License Agreement site: http://www
-
03.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/search




WebSphere
Portal Enable

software
is
for organizations looking for advanced

portal services and
integrated web content management solutions to help improve their effectiveness and lower the IT
costs of deploying composite applications.
WebSphere Portal Enable

software

includes all the
features and components of WebSphere Portal S
erver listed above plus the following:




IBM
Lotus

Web Content Management

software
, with a restricted license for portal use,
provides the tools needed to create and manage the web content on the portal site. It
includes the authoring, approval, integratio
n with
portal
personalization

and scalability
services
, approval workflow, and publish tools needed to make sure your portal is more
accurate and updated frequently.



Entitlement t
o Lotus Quickr, with a restrict
ed license
to the
server based
document
manage
ment features of Lotus Quickr
*
,

and access to Lotus Quickr feeds via RSS and
ATOM feed readers,
enabling portal users to leverage
document management
capabilities in
which users can easily share, view, and organize files of all types ranging from documents

to
spreadsheets within the Portal community.

*Beginning with the release of WebSphere Portal 6.1.0.1 in December 2008, WebSphere
Portal Enable customers will be provided the additional entitlement to use of Lotus Quickr
Connectors with their Portal Enable

solution
, except for the ECM connectors such as
FileNet and IBM Content Manager Enterprise Edition connectors
.



Portal workflow allows tasks to be presented to portal users as part of a composite
application with all the relevant information needed to c
omplete the task efficiently. The
workflow is based on restricted license of BPEL engine from IBM WebSphere Process
Server.



Limited Use entitlement for OminiFind Enterprise Edition adds rich query processing and
semantic search capabilities with advanced
search features to enhance relevancy of results
,
and extends the reach of Portal search sources to collaborative resources: Lotus Domino
®
,
Lotus Quickr, web, also

Unix and Windows File system sources.
OmniFind Enterprise Edition

also
provides higher scalab
ility options (to millions of documents).


Please refer to the license document and other sections of this document for specific license
restrictions on the components listed above.


WebSphere Port
al Enable Is licensed per Value Unit.

License information

may be viewed on the IBM
Software License Agreement site: http://www
-
03.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/search



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WebSphere Portal
Extend

software
is the industry leading portal solution and provides the broadest set
of portal services, which meet the deman
ding requirements for B2C, B2B, and B2E portal
deployments.

It includes integrated team collaboration
, electronic forms and
advanced search

features that help

organizations improve employee productivity and customer services.

WebSphere
Portal Extend
s
oftware
includes all the features of WebSphere Portal Server and WebSphere Enable
software
plus the following components
:



IBM

Lotus

Forms

software
, with a restricted license for portal use, allows your employees,
customers and partners to store, view and f
ill out electronic forms from the portal interface.



IBM Lotus Sametime

Entry
software
, with a restricted license for portal use, provides portal
users with the ability to start instant messaging in the context of a business process. By
clicking on a use
rs name in a portlet, they can tap into knowledge of their associates or ask a
question of a customer services representative.



IBM Lotus Quickr

software
, with a restricted license for portal users
*
, delivers the ability to
create secure work spaces with in

your portal site, providing them with a "Place" to
coordinate, collaborate and communicate on any project or ad hoc initiative.

Document
management features and IBM

Lotus Quickr

teamrooms can be accessed through portlets,
allowing users to create and shar
e documents, hold moderated discussions, manage group
calendars and more
.

Portal Extend users can also access
Lotus Quickr feeds via RSS and
ATOM feed readers, enabling portal users to leverage
document management
capabilities in
which users can easily sha
re, view, and organize files of all types ranging from documents to
spreadsheets within the Portal community.

*

Beginning with the release of WebSphere Portal 6.1.0.1 in December 2008, WebSphere
Portal Enable customers will be provided the additional entit
lement to use of Lotus Quickr
Connectors with their WebSphere Portal Enable and Extend solutions
, except for the
ECM connectors such as FileNet and IBM Content Manager Enterprise Edition
connectors.
.




Limited Use entitlement to IBM Lotus
Forms Server
, Viewer and Designer software, enabling
organizations of all sizes to accelerate process automation efforts, increase efficiencies,
reduce operational costs.





Limited Use entitlement for OminiFind Enterprise Edition
software
adds rich query processing
an
d semantic search capabilities with advanced search features to enhance relevancy of
results, and extends the reach of Portal search sources to collaborative resources
: Lotus
Domino, Lotus Quickr
,
also web,
Unix and Windows File system sources. OmniFind
En
terprise Edition also provides higher scalability options (to millions of documents).




WebSphere P
ortal Extend is licensed per Value Unit.
License detail for WebSphere Portal Extend Version
6.1 may be found on the IBM Software License site:
http://www
-
0
3.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/search


Please reference additional pric
ing and packaging information for WebSphere Portal Server, Enable and
Extend on XL Portal
:



http://w3
-
103.ibm.com/software/xl/portal/viewkitcontent?srcID=KP01&kitID=G266504U19267O80&contentID=F033
985I17496Z85&contentType=element&contentTitle=Pricing


WebSphere P
ortal Express, Version 6.1



WebSphere Portal Express offers collaboration, document management, Web content management,
online presence awareness, and application integration in a single, easy
-
to
-
deploy solution. Designed for
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organizations of under 1,000
users or departments within larger organizations,
WebSphere Portal
Express Version 6.1 will help organizations achieve faster time to value with enhancements that make the
product easier to install, configure, deploy, and support. WebSphere Portal Express
helps organizations
deliver information and applications to individuals and teams, so they can do their jobs better.


WebSphere Portal Express Version 6.1 features provide:


• Employees, customers, and partners with access to Web sites on

which the informa
tion and applications they need can be consolidated

and organized for easy access and use.


• Web content management capability that helps reduce

implementation time and costs by placing content creation and

management firmly in the hands of content expert
s, for "author once,

publish everywhere" control. The result is more accurate portal

content that can be updated more frequently.


• Prescriptively designed, out
-
of
-
the
-
box Internet and intranet example

Document management capability to enable individuals
and teams to share and save

documents in a central location.



Instant messaging and online presence awareness capabilities that allow users to find and

chat with colleagues without picking up the phone.



Development tools and capabilities that allow cu
stomization of existing applications and the

creation of new custom applications that help address an organization's unique needs.



WebSphere Portal Express 6.1 includes all of the capabilities of WebSphere Portal Server 6.1 and adds:

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IBM Lotus Sametime
Entry
software, with a restricted license for portal use, provides portal users with the
ability to start instant messaging in the context of a business process. By clicking on a users name in a
portlet, they can tap into knowledge of their associates or
ask a question of a customer services
representative.

IBM
Lotus

Web Content Management software, with a restricted license for
single server
portal use,
provides the tools needed to create and manage the web content on the portal site. It includes the
aut
horing, approval, integration with
portal
personalization

and scalability services
, approval workflow,
and publish tools needed to make sure your portal is more accurate and updated frequently.

Entitlement to Lotus Quickr
*
, with a restricted license to the

server based document management
features of Lotus Quickr*, and access to Lotus Quickr feeds via RSS and ATOM feed readers, enabling
portal users to leverage
document management
capabilities in
which users can easily share, view, and
organize files of all

types ranging from documents to spreadsheets within the Portal community.

*
Beginning with the release of WebSphere Portal 6.1.0.1 in December 2008, WebSphere Portal
customers will be provided the additional entitlement to use of Lotus Quickr Connectors w
ith their
WebSphere Portal Enable, Extend and Express solutions
, except for the ECM connectors such
as FileNet and IBM Content Manager Enterprise Edition connectors.


Optional:

At additional charge,
WebSphere Portal Express Users may purchase an Idle S
tandby
license
. The idle standby license may be used to depl
o
y WebSphere Portal Express in a cloned or
clustered environment for the purpose of failover only.

Implementing Idle Standby functionality requires
purchase of the separate Idle Standby License O
ption, in addition to licensing the primary server. If
pursuing this option, customers are are required to purchase a single Idle Standby License Option for
each server in order to implement an Idle Standby Server, regardless of whether the primary Express

servers are currently licensed under the per User License Option or the per Processor Value Unit License
Option.

For more information regarding
WebSphere Portal Express 6.1 license entitlements

please reference
the IBM Software License site:
http://www
-
03
.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/search





WebSphere Portal
Enable for z/OS
, Version 6.
1



WebSphere® Portal Enable
software
for z/OS®
is an enterprise portal solution for organizations wanting
to improve the effectiveness of their operations. WebSphere Po
rtal is the industry's leading portal platform
because it delivers a complete set of portal platform services with the availability and scalability
demanded by the top global companies.
WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS Version 6.1 includes all of
the capab
ilities of WebSphere Portal Server Version 6.1. The platform n
ew features and improvements
can help you quickly deploy powerful portal applications
on the z/OS
that can be quickly customized to
meet changing business requirements
:

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Core portal services tha
t aggregate applications and content and deliver them a role
-
based
applications



New web 2.0 features enhance performance and ease
-
of
-
use situational mashup
development, including Client Side aggregation support, REST services, and support for
contextual Li
ve Text tagging



Search services that index
and
search portal content and files so users can easily find critical
information



Personalization rules engine that enables users to see specific content and navigation based
on their role



Security services that p
rovide single sign
-
on and granular access control to all portlet and
portal resources



Access to
hundreds of portlets from IBM and IBM Business partners to access applications,
databases, e
-
mail systems, and more. These portlets are either included with the

package or
available for download from the WebSphere Portal

Business Solutions

Catalog. This
includes but is not limited

to WebClipping, RSS, Domino Web Access, Microsoft Exchange
portlets
, Bookmarks,
IBM Portlet for Google Gadgets, Content Feeds, Lotus
Connections
Multi
-
Service portlet, and many others.




Application templating allows composite portal applications to be deployed to different
communities, who can then modify aspects of the application to suit their specific needs.



New Site Wizard tool ena
bles administrators or business users to create and manage
independent virtual portal sites quickly and easily, without programming, by selecting a site
template, an initial look and feel and other
options.



New Theme Customizer tool enables business users

to

easily define selections that control
Web site layout, navigation structure, branding and more.



WebSphere Portlet Factory and WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer software deliver portlet
development capabilities to further help customers achieve faster

time
-
to
-
value, accelerated
deployments, and greater employee productivity from their WebSphere Portal
implementations

WebSphere Portal for z/OS Enable Version 6.1 also includes
:


I
BM Lotus

Web Content Management
software
provides the tools needed to crea
te and manage
the web content on the portal site. It includes the authoring, approval, integration with portal
document manager and personalization, approval workflow, and publish tools needed to make
sure your portal is more accurate and updated frequent
ly.


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Entitlement to Lotus Quickr, with a restricted license to the server based document management
features of Lotus Quickr*, and access to Lotus Quickr feeds via RSS and ATOM feed readers,
enabling portal users to leverage
document management
capabilitie
s in
which users can easily
share, view, and organize files of all types ranging from documents to spreadsheets within the
Portal community.

*Beginning with the release of WebSphere Portal 6.1.0.1 in December 2008, WebSphere
Portal Enable

for z/OS Version
6.1

customers will be provided the additional entitlement
to use of Lotus Quickr Connectors with their WebSphere Portal Enable
for z/OS
solutions, except for the ECM connectors such as FileNet and IBM Content Manager
Enterprise Edition connectors.



Ple
ase refer to the
product
license document

for WebSphere Portal for z/OS Enable Version 6.1 on the
IBM Software Licen
s
e Agreement site,
and other sections
later in
this document for specific license
restrictions on

some of the package components

listed abov
e.

WebSphere P
ortal Enable

for z/OS

Is licensed per MSU

Value Unit.

Please reference additional pricing
information here on XL Portal:

http:/
/w3
-
103.ibm.com/software/xl/portal/viewcontent?type=doc&srcID=KE01&docID=N777377B24728I79

With the

WebSphere Portal for z/OS Enable Version 6.1 release, the

IBM® Getting Started Sub
-
capacity
Pricing for z/OS® IPLA software offering will be available. It
provides entry pricing for

customers with low usage on select IBM

WebSphere® programs and the applicable Subscription

and Support annual maintenance charge, licensed by the International Program License

Agreement (IPLA).


Getting Started Sub
-
capacity Prici
ng helps you:


Deploy small projects on z/OS with improved price/performance


Provide greater software licensing flexibility by improving alignment between software use and

software charges


Increase LPAR capacity without changing software charges for a

constant workload


Transition smoothly to traditional sub
-
capacity pricing as workload grows


Ann
ouncement

L
etter

http://www
-
01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi
-
bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS208
-
088

WIKI

http://w3.
tap.ibm.com/w3ki/display/zGetStarted/IBM+Getting+Started+Subcapacity+Pricing+for+zOS+IPL
A+Software




Please reference additional pricing and packaging information for WebSphere Portal Server,
Enable and Extend
, Enable for z/OS and Express versions

on XL P
ortal using this offering
component and license comparison document on XL Portal:


http://w3
-
103.ibm.com/software/xl/portal/viewkitcontent?srcID=KP01&kitID=G266504U19267O80&contentID=K
924702B55575D77&contentType=element&contentTitle=Technical%20marketing
%20support



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Q: What is the WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1
offering price?

A: WebSphere Portal 6
.1 offerings are available using processor
value unit
and per user pricing
:







Description


USD

SRP

(*)

WebSphere Portal Express
20
Auth Users Lic &

SW Maintenance
12 Months



WebSphere Portal Express
Processor License and SW
Maintenance 12 Months


WebSphere Portal Express Idle
Standby License

$2,370

per
20
-
User
-
Pack


$
412

per
processor
value unit


USD
$4000.00
per server


WebSphere Portal Server
Pr
ocessor License & SW
Maintenance 12 Months


$555

per
processor
value unit
OR $
2,790

per 20
-
User
-
Pack

WebSphere Portal Enable
Processor License & SW
Maintenance 12 Months


$1,06
0

per
processor
value unit

WebSphere Portal Extend
Processor License & SW
Ma
intenance 12 Months


$1,450

per
processor
value unit

WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS
Version 6
.1


$

5900
per
MSU value
unit


Reference this XL Link for additional information and part numbers:

http://w3
-
103.ibm.com/software/xl/portal/viewcontent?type=
doc&srcID=KE01&docID=F033985I17496Z85


Q.
If a Portal customer is under current maintenance, do they get V6
.1

for free?


A.
Yes

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Q. Can customers tradeup from WebSphere Portal Server Version 6
.1

to WebSphere Portal
Version 6
.1

Enable or Extend?


A.

Yes. T
here are

part numbers set up in passport so customers can trade
-
up from Server to Enable,
Server to Extend and Enable to Extend.
If a customer wishes to convert from Portal
Server per user
license to a Processor Value Unit

license of Portal Server the re
quest needs to be submitted via special
bid.


Q.

What support exists for customers who wish to install a copy of WebSphere Portal for backup
purposes


for example to manage server failure and failover situations if they occur? Are they
required to purch
ase another software license for this purpose?


A.

If a customer wishes to install the software on a machine for back
-
up purposes only and it is NOT
active in any way it falls under a “warm use” definition and there is no charge. In this case the custo
mer
would have a delay before it could switch over to use this back
-
up server in a production mode as it would
take time to update the data files etc. If the server is mirroring transactions/updating files, synchronizing
data etc. it will require a separa
te license.


As a practice we have the following definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program
used for backup purposes:




Cold
-

a copy of the program may be stored for backup purposes on a machine as
long as the program has not
been started. There is no charge for this copy.




Warm
-

a copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and
is started, but is "idling", and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no charge
for this copy.




Hot
-

a copy of
the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is
started and is doing work. However, this program must be ordered.
There is a
charge for this copy
.







Relationship with other IBM Offerings:


Q: Is WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1

appropriat
e for Notes/Domino customers?

A:

Yes. WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1

software
provides value to many of your Notes/Domino
customers and represents a natural evolution to a portal
-
based application environment. Notes and
Domino customers can leverage WebSphe
re Portal
software
as a strategic integration platform and
control point for all applications, including Lotus Domino. WebSphere Portal leverages customer’s
existing investment in Domino applications by functioning as the
delivery vehicle for

virtually

al
l
application
s
, collaboration, content, and information.
Integration portlets for mail, calendar and
applications, integra
ration wizards, Web
s
ervices support and updated portlets
can
make it easier to
re
-
use existing Domino
-
software
-
based assets
within Po
rtal based applications. WebSphere Portal
6.1 support for Live Text tags is also exposed to Lotus Notes 8.0.1 clients, providing common
technology to
create a highly contextual user experience, in which words, names and other text can
be tagged and linked
to relevant actions or information.
In this way

the combination of Lotus Domino
and WebSphere Portal
can

help customers improve employee productivity, lower application
deployment costs, expand the utility of applications through re
-
use,
which can help
ena
ble faster
responsiveness and strengthen relationships with their customers and trading partners.




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Q.

My customer has purchased
Workplace Services Express. Is there an upgrade path to
WebSphere Portal offerings?



A.

Yes.
IBM Workplace Services Express was
withdrawn from marketing since January 8, 2008,
and was effective

April 2008). The replacement product is WebSphere Portal Express.
Customers who were

current on Software Maintenance for IBM Workplace Services Express
a
t
that time
will receive their next S
oftware Maintenance renewal quotes for the following
replacement products
:





Customers with 20 user packs of Workplace Services Express will receive a 20 user pack of
WebSphere Portal Express and 20 user licenses of Lotus Quickr



Customers with 100 Processo
r Value Unit Licenses of Workplace Services Express will
receive 100 Processor Value
Unit
Licenses of WebSphere Portal Express and 100 Processor
Value Unit

Licenses

of Lotus Quickr Extranet




Please consult this FAQ for additional information:

http://ltsbwpscl001.sby.ibm.com/software/xl/portal/resources/attachment/KE01/D804264Y57870U55/Wor
kplace%20E
OM%20FAQ%209oct2007_withJanUpdate.doc


Q. Is the offering
IBM CEO MESSAGING AND PORTAL USER FROM LOTUS CEO
COMMUNICATIONS
still available to customers for purchase?


A.

No, the
IBM CEO MESSAGING AND PORTAL USER FROM LOTUS CEO COMMUNICATIONS
TRADE UP LICEN
SE + SW SUBSCRIPTION & SUPPORT 12 MONTHS, D611YLL
is withdrawn from
market effective Q4, 2008.
No replacement or migration process is required or desired
.
Following this
removal, work will commence to remove the Messaging and Portal CEO bundle, which has
outlived its
usefulness and is part of a portfolio simplification process.









Comparison with Offerings from other Vendors



Q: Who are the biggest competitors to WebSphere Portal?

A. Portal competitors in
clude Portal offerings from Microsoft, Oracle

and, SAP and open source offerings.

IBM WebSphere Portal continues to be consistently ranked in the leadership position in the Portal market
as ranked by IDC, Gartner and other analyst evaluations for its strategic vision, commitment to open
standards, a
nd ability to execute sales, service and support of it’s offerings. Please consult the IBM
WebSphere Portal page for the most recent market data and reports:
http://www
-
01.ibm.com/software/w
ebsphere/portal/


For more information about WebSphere Portal competitors, please visit the competitive analysis page on
XL Portal for WebSphere Portal here:

ht
tp://w3.ibm.com/software/xl/portal/!ut/p/c1/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3hvL3c_A3cfQwML4
wADAyMPi8CAwBAjQwN_U6B8JG55AyNidBvgAI4GBHSHg1yL33aQPB7z_Tzyc1P1C3JDIwyyTBQBHiK
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Yxw!!/dl2/d1/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnB3LzZfS0pHTjBHTDEwODNQMDAySDhRUFFUMjEwUzY!?nb=ca
&ni=lotus&
ca=websphereportalcategory&dg=competitiveinformation&dt=competitiveanalysis


Q What is new in WebSphere Portal Version 6.
1

that differentiates IBM from other vendors?

A.

The first thing to point out to customers when in a competitive situation is our de
monstration of
leadership in the portal market.


Based on the capabilities
of WebSphere Portal Version 6.1
,
and demonstrating continued leadership and
vision
IBM has been awarded the leadership position in the Gartner Ma
g
ic Quadrant for Portals 2006
,
2007

and again in 2008, for the 7
th

consecutive year.

According to Gartner*,
WebSphere Portal has been
successfully deployed by a large

customer base across a wide range of complex deployment scenarios,
including high
-
scalability environments.


WebSphere Port
al supports mashup creation (via Lotus IBM Mashup Center) and leverages other
complementary offerings,including Lotus Connections (for social networking), to injectWeb 2.0
technologies into the enterprise

IBM (
Obtained from report: Magic Quadrant for Horiz
ontal Portal
Products, 200
8

Gartner,
9
-
12
-
200
8
)



With over 6
000 customers, IBM has many customer references from some of the
world’s

largest portal
deployments. We also have data from the competitive project office that
shows that WebSphere

and
WebSpher
e Portal
can handle more requests and transactions than other vendors.


Additional information on each of the Portal competitor vendor solutions, and IBM WebSphere
Portal competitive positioning and sales approaches may be obtained:



XL Sales Portal :



htt
p://w3
-
103.ibm.com/software/xl/portal/!ut/p/c1/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3hvL3c_A3cfQwML4w
ADAyMPi8CAwBAjQwN_U6B8JG55AyNidPv5G4W6mXgaGlqYuRoaGJl5mDj5hHkauLsYE6PbAAdw
NCCgOxzkV_xuB8njcx1IHo_9fh75uan6BbmhoREGmQHpjoqKAHrobjc!/dl2/d1/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9Z
QnB3LzZfS
0pHTjBHTDEwODNQMDAySDhRUFFUMjEwUzY!?nb=ca&ni=lotus&ca=websphereportal
category&dg=competitiveinformation&dt=competitiveinformation





WebSphere Portal Competitive Page:



http://w3.ibm.com/software/xl/portal/viewcontent?type=doc&srcID=XW&docID=S883503H50978A44



Understanding Sharepoint Sales Tactics
:

(July 10) http://w3
-
9001.ibm.com/events/apt/apt2.nsf/doc/JASM
-
7EUG3H


How does WebSphere Portal meet cus
tomer needs better than SharePoint? Let me count the ways

This document is available at the CPO website:
http://w3.ibm.com/sales/competition/compdlib.nsf/weball/6FAF81BC945F4F25002573CD00793461?Ope
nDocument


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Miscellaneous Marketing Questions


Q: Where

can I get access to the WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1

code so that I can demonstrate it
to customers?



When released, the product code
is
available on IBM Software
Downloads:

http://w3.ibm.com/softw
are/xl/portal


.


Q: Where can I get WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1

marketing collateral?


A
:

WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1

marketing collateral is available on XL Sales Portal at:

http://w3
-
103.ibm.com/software/xl/portal/viewkitcontent?srcID=KP04&kitID=D444547Q79835I33


WebSphere Portal marketing collateral and white papers are available externally at:

http://www
.
ibm.com/software/genservers/portal/library/


Q. Where can I get WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS marketing collateral?


A.
The Sales and Marketing kit for WebSphere Portal E
nable for z/OS
is

available on XL Portal an
d
externally at the above URL link
.


Q. What demonstration resources are available?


Finding Demos

How do I find the right demo for my next customer call?



A. IBM Demo Finder
centralizes

pointers to various demonstrations that have been posted to other
sites
. Go
to http://demofinder.ibm.com/ and search for DITL to see all the Day in the Life demos today. Since most of the Day
in the Life demos were targeted to specific industries, the Demo Finder searches for many specific industries will now
have more

demos found. Our goal is to enable you will go to Demo Finder for a unified search of all our demo
resources


Access the Portal Sparklers wiki
: https://w3.tap.ibm.com/w3ki/display/PortalSparklers/Home

The Portals and Mashups Sparklers space is organize
d into several areas:

1.

Customer and analyst
Quotes by Industry


2.

Market penetration
Statistics by Industry


3.

Market penetration
Sparklers by Product

(cross
-
industry)

4.

Portal Customer External Sites

with examples of our products in use

5.

Awards

earned by our products



Q. What education resources are avai
lable:


A.
IBM Accelerator and WebSphere Portal 6.1 Virtual Training "T3" series (Technical Enablement sessions)
were held on June 11 and 12, 2008. Thanks to so many of you for joining
-

the sessions enjoyed record
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registration and attendance levels.
The
sessions were conducted electronically; presentations/recordings are now
available on XL Portal for IBM sales/support teams and on the IBM Partner World Quickplace for access by IBM
Business partners. Follow this link for access to the two day agenda, pres
entations and recordings which covered
IBM Accelerators and integration with WebSphere Portal
and new features enabled to the

WebSphere Portal 6.1
and IBM Accelerator 6.1 release platform:


Replay and presentations are posted on XL Portal here:

http://w3.
webahead.ibm.com/medialibrary/media_set_view?id=1100&oB=3&oD=1&pN=2



Miscellaneous Product Questions



Q: What components, currently included in th
e WebSphere Portal, Version 6.0
, are no longer

included in the Version 6.1

release
?

A:

Some components o
f W
ebSphere Portal, Version 6.0
, are
not included
in WebSphere Portal, Version
6.1

and future versions. In most cases, the components are being replaced by new
technology/components that provide greater value to customers. In some other cases, customers did

not
recognize the value of the components and have not deployed them widely. Therefore, it makes sense to
invest in other areas so we can deliver value that will be recognized and deployed by Portal customers.

IBM will not include the following componen
ts, currently included in
one or more of the WebSphere Portal
Version 6.0 Server,

Enable and Extend,
Express
and WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS Version

releases
i
n the next releases of WebSphere Portal
,

Version 6
.1 offerings.




Workflow Builder portlet (
included with WebSphere Portal Server 6.0 Extend)


The Workflow Builder provided a pre
-
defined set of task definition and view capabilities to enable user
based creation of simple, sequential workflows not requiring transactional processing. In most case
s,
customers found their workflow requirements more complex than the capabilities exposed in the
Workflow Builder technology.


To match customer requirements IBM continues to invest in usability and features of the portal’s Task
List portlet, provided in

the WebSphere Portal Enable and Extend release since Version 5.1. The
Task List portlet provides a central inbox for management of role
-
driven user workflow, and includes
APIs for custom integration with BPEL compliant workflow engines, including IBM’s W
ebSphere
Process Server.


WebSphere Portal 6.1 includes an updated Task List portlet,
and
also a new portlet (Manage
Processes)
. The enhanced Task List portlet, displayed on the My Tasks page, displays all of the
tasks assigned to the current user. Users
can filter the list to show all tasks, claimed tasks, and tasks
not claimed. By default, the list identifies each task by name, description, due date, creation date,
assigner, priority, and status. The Details icon displays additional information about the

task. When a
user claims a task and clicks the name link of a task, the task page instance for the task opens. The
new Manage Processes portlet
allows

users

to monitor individual processes a
nd start new process
instances. Depending on the user’s privilege
s, individual process instances can be stopped, deleted,
or analyzed down to the details of individual tasks performed.





MarketWatch portlets (previously included with all WebSphere Portal 6 offerings)


Earlier versions of WebSphere Portal and WebSphere
Portal Express releases included
demonstration portlets from IBM Business Partner Marketwatch. These trial use portlets enabled
customers to optionally configure access to News, Stock, Weather and other general business
information through portlets, and r
enew their subscription to these services directly with
Marketwatch after the trial period. These portlets have been useful to customers but have not
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been prominently exposed in the user interface of recent WebSphere Portal releases. Customers
interested
in incorporating Marketwatch news and information services, or information services
from other IBM Business partners
providing news services, such as Yellowbrix, listed on the
WebSphere Portal Business Solutions Catalog: http://www
-
01.ibm.com/software/bran
dcatalog/portal/.




Common PIM portlet support for Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange
Mail or Calendar
(IMAP support is retained in WebSphere Portal 6.1 releases)
.


Domino Web Access portlet and the IBM

Portlet for MS Exchange are the recommended IBM
prov
ided portlets for access to Domino and MS Exchange applications. IBM also provides a portlet for
access to MS Outlook Web Access on the IBM WebSphere Portal Business Solutions catalog.




Portal Document Manager



In WebSphere Portal Version 6.1 Express, E
nable, Extend and Enable for z/OS releases the Portal
Document Manager component is no longer provided. IBM is providing replacement technology via
entitlements to Lotus Quickr, IBM’s strategic document management and team collaboration offering.
Please s
ee offering detail sections earlier in this document for additional detail regarding WebSphere
Portal 6.1 offering entitlements to Lotus Quickr.


Customers requiring migration support from use of Portal Document Manager content in WebSphere
Portal 5.1 or 6

releases to use Lotus Quickr J2EE 8.0.1 or Lotus Web Content Management 6.1 will be
provided a migration tool to support these use cases in early 2009. IBM teams whose customers
require

this support may contact Krishnan Hariharan

krishh@us.ibm.com
, IBM O
ffering manager for Lotus Web
Content Management
,

or Lauren Wendel,
wendel@us.ibm.com
, IBM
product manager for

WebSphere
Portal
.


Q. Were performance gains realized in W
ebSphere Portal and Lotus Web Content Management
Version 6.1 as compared to the previous 6.0.x versions?


A. Yes. In a range of scenarios tested across several typical OS platform and hardware
configurations, several key improvements were noted
:


1.

Lotus W
eb Content Management rendering performance improvement of 64% over Portal 6.0.1.3.

2.

WebSphere Portal performance improved 16% when tested with sites consisting of thousands of
pages

3.

WebSphere Portal performance improved 14% using the new Web 2.0 theme

4.

Understanding of 32
-
bit vs. 64
-
bit Performance. ( 64
-
bit improves performance on portlets with high
memory demands, reduces performance on portlets with lower memory demands )

5.

Ability to exploit latest server architecture. Testing revealed that Portal

page aggregation and overall

performance can improve exponentially using the latest hardware, whether it's an Intel server, pSeries
server, etc.

6.

WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS Version 6.1 reveals a

180%
performance
improvement
versus the
6.013
Versio
n.



IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory FAQ Section:


Q. How is WebSphere Portlet Factory
packaged with WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1
?

A.
Customers purchasing Version 6.1

of
WebSphere Portal Ser
ver, WebSphere Portal Enable,

WebSphere Portal Extend,
WebSphere P
ortal Server Express,
on a CPU or value
unit
(VU)
basis will be
entitled to 1 WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer
license per ent
erprise
, for use by a single developer.
Additiona
l

Portlet Factory Designer licenses may be purchased separately.

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Additional

licenses of WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer can be purchased at the SRP of $5
300 U.S.

http://w3
-
103.ibm.com/software/xl/portal/viewcontent?type=doc&srcID=KE01&docID=L838891A92426F94


Agreements and entitlements to WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer thr
ough

previous purchases of
WebSphere Portal releases will be honored.




Q. Are site analytics capabilities

included in

WebSphere Portal for Version 6.1
releases?

A.
Yes. WebSphere Portal, Version 6
.1

creates standards based access logfiles in NCSA
combi
ned log
format


that capture activity of WebSphere Portal installation and run
-
time operations. These standard
log files can be used with website usage reporting tools of customers


choice to generate custom reports
analyzing the activity of WebSphere Por
tal installation and use operations. Technical documentation
outlining use case scenarios and example reports prepared with information recorded to the WebSphere
Portal log records will be provided as additional guidance for customers and partners.


Pleas
e reference additional materials available on the IBM developerWorks WebSphere Portal Zone:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/techjournal/0609_
liesche/0609_liesche.html


Q. Are there Web Site Analytics technologies available from IBM Business Partners supporting
analysis of WebSphere Portal activity and application usage patterns?


A:

Yes. IBM Business Partners have developed add
-
on solutions

to extend WebSphere Portal
application activity and application use pattern analysis and reporting. IBM Business Partners providing
extended web analytics solutions for WebSphere Portal include
Coremetrics Surfaid,

Computer
Associates/
Wily Technology, In
c.

and others.

Additional information on these and other IBM Partner
solutions for WebSphere Portal solutions can be obtained from the IBM
WebSphere

Portal Business
Solutions Catalog at:

h
ttp://catalog.lotus.com/wps/portal/portalworkplace


Other approaches may be used to leverage the capability of analytics engines with WebSphere Portal
applications. An example is integration with Google Analytics. Google Analytics is free of charge via a

Google Account ID.
(If required, tailored services packages for Analytics can be purchased from one of
Google's partners.)

To integrate Google Analytics with WebSphere Portal the following is required:

Create a Management Portlet that allows the assignme
nt of Google Analytics accounts to different Virtual
Portals (or a single Google Analytics account to the entire Portal etc)

When rendering pages in Portal, insert the Google Analytics JavaScript code along with the correct
Analytics account Id into the pa
ge. From within the
Management
Portlet the Administrator can open the
Google Analytics website to view reports etc
.


IBM also
sells IBM Tivoli Composite
Tivoli® Composite Application Manager for WebSphere
®.
Tivoli Composite Application Manager for WebSphe
re is an application management tool that helps
maintain the availability and performance of business
-
critical applications. It helps you quickly pinpoint, in
real time, the source of bottlenecks in application code, server resources, or external system
de
pendencies. Additional information is available at:

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http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/tiv/itcamws/


WebSphere Portal Of
ferings and included component license q
uestions:


IBM WebSphere Process Server


Q. WebSphere Process Server is packaged with WebS
phere Portal Enable, Version 6.1 and
WebSphere Portal Extend 6.1
.

What restrictions are applied to the use of this code with
WebSphere Portal?


A.
A copy of WebSphere Proc
ess Server software is included with the WebSphere Portal Enable Ver
sion
6.1

and WebS
phere Portal Extend, Version 6.1
. WebSphere Portal Enable and Extend customers are
entitled to use only the
following WebSphere Process Server software components:






Business Process Choreographer



Common Event Infrastructure



Cloudscape database



WebSphere Process Server client


This entitlement does not authorize customers to use other WebSphere Process Server software
components

with WebSphere Portal Version 6.1

rele
ases with out purchasing a separate WebSphere
Process Server license.


The restricted use of WebSphere Process Server components as entitled in WebSphere Portal 6.1
Enable and Extend releases, entitle the customer to the following use cases. Customers may

not use the
WebSphere Process Server components
included and entitled with WebSphere Portal 6.1 Enable and
Extend
for other purposes.


For each purchase of WebSphere Portal 6.1 Enable or Extend,
one (1) copy of the component Business
Process Choreographer

may be installed
on a separate machine
for use with the WebSphere Portal 6.1
applications. Such applications are limited to
running business processes that consist solely of business

activities performed by Portal users or Portal provided services. For e
xample, users
cannot use Business
Process Choreographer to run business processes that contain activities that call to a non
-
Portal

back
end server.


Customers requiring greater functionality to support workflow applications with WebSphere
Portal may purch
ase full
WebSphere Process Server
licenses.


http://www
-
01.ibm.com/software/integration/wps/





Q. How is IBM Lotus

Web Content Management

entitled with IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1

Enable
and Extend

releases?
:



A.
Customers receive 1
00 limited entitlemen
t Lotus

Web Content Management value units for
every 600
WebSphere Portal

Enable or Extend value units purchased (not available for Portal
Expres
s).

For example,
customers receive the
Lotus

Web Content Management entitlements as follows
:





100 Lotus

WCM V
U entitlements for the first 100 through 600 VUs of Portal Enable or Extend



100 Lotus

WCM VU entitlements for the next 700 through 1200 VUs of Portal Enable or Extend



100 Lotus

WCM VU entitlements for the next 1300 through 1800 VUs of Portal Enable or Exte
nd, etc.

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Lotus Web Content Management can be installed on a different machine than the Portal Server but can
only be used to create, manage, and deploy content to the
Portal. The
entitled use of WCM

acquired with
Portal Enable and Extend purchases

prohib
its the use of pre
-
rendering to HTML for use outside of the
P
ortal
.


EXAMPLES:



A customer who buys 800 VUs of Portal is entitled to 200 VUs of WCM, deployed however they choose: on a
dual
-
core 100
-
VU machine, or on a single
-
core, 200
-
VU machine, etc.



A cus
tomer who buys
1500VUs
of Portal is entitled to 300 VUs of WCM, deployed however they choose.




WebSphere Portal Express 6.1 is licensed on a single server basis
. WebSphere Portal

Express
users are entitled to install
Lotus
Web Content management on the

Portal
Express
Server, and the
Portal
Express server must be used as the only production server that displays the content.




WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS Version 6.1

users may use IBM Lotus Web Content Management to

to manage the creation and public
ation of content within the Portal Enable for z/OS 6.1 environment. With
this entitlement, users may may not use the component to manage the creation and publication of content
to an external, non
-
Portal supported website. If such functionality is desired
, customers may purchasing
a separate IBM Lotus Web Content Management Proof of Entitlement(s) (POE) which are available only
for non
-
z/OS platforms.




Q. What is the purpose of providing WebSphere Portal

6.1
Enable
, Extend, Enable for z/OS and
Express

customers with
restricted
IBM Lotus
Web Content Management license entitlement
s
?


IBM is including
Lotus
Web Content
Management
software
in
WebSphere
Portal to meet the “basic
scalability” web content management capabilities required for a production port
al system. For some portal
deployments, this basic scalability will be all that is needed
-

an internal portal where most of the content is
provided by portlets linking to enterprise applications could be an example of this. Many other Portal
deployments (e
.g. content
-
oriented intranets and websites) will require additional Workplace Web Content
Management licenses.


Q. What if my customer wants to publish to non
-
portal sites or requires additional CPU’s for their
Portal deployment?


A.

T
hey must purchase
full Lotus

Web Content Management licenses at the full price of $
424 USD per
processor value unit.
http://w3
-
103.ibm.com/software/xl/portal/view
content?type=doc&srcID=KE01&docID=D055946R13099F08


With the purchase of a
n entitlement to full WCM, usage
rights extend beyond using WCM only in the IBM
Portal environment framework to also using it to create stand alone web sites




In effect, once a cust
omer purchases an entitlement to the full version, the previous 1:6 WCM
entitlements revert to full WCM licenses



Q. Is there a release that supports Lotus Web Content Management
SMB customers
?


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A. Yes, we will continue to support the SMB customers with
the SMB
-
oriented Standa
rd Edition offering,
Lotus Web Content Manager Standard Edition (WCMSE),
which is
available o
n the WebSphere Portal 6.1

platform.


Additional details:


WCMSE is intended to be a companion offering to WebSphere Portal Express, target
ed at the SMB
market. The goal is to create an offering that allows IBM to sell the value of IBM web content
management to the SMB market. The intent of WCMSE is to provide an enterprise with a single
-
server
WCM solution where all WCM happens on that one
machine. This is managed via some limits to the
terms and conditions of the offering. WCMSE is exactly the same code as WCM, but with the restrictions
in the license, outlined as follows:


"WCMSE may not be used in conjunction with any other copies of W
CM received through entitlements in
IBM Programs such as WebSphere Portal Enable or WebSphere Portal Extend. However, You may use
WCMSE in conjunction with IBM WebSphere Portal Express provided You follow the license restrictions
for this offering. "


This

means that WCMSE cannot be used with WCM purchased in other packages. Portal Enable and
Extend are listed as examples ("such as...)", but that is not the comprehensive list. Another would be
use of WCMSE with WCM regardless of how the entitlements to
WCM were acquired. This rules out
using WCMSE as an authoring server whose content is syndicated to a production WCM server (with a
full WCM license).


You may not use more than one hardware server to serve WCMSE content. "WCMSE content" shall
mean content

that is created, maintained or delivered using WCMSE.

This means that you cannot use multiple WCMSE servers together. This rules out having a WCMSE
authoring server and another WCMSE production server with content syndicated between them.


It is allowed
to use virtual machine technology to enable two or more copies/instances of WCMSE to be
installed on the same machine. This would enable you to have an authoring environment and a
production environment. There is a limit of 400 PVUs total to be employed
for WCMSE.





IBM

Lotus

Forms:



Q.

How is

Lotus Forms

packaged with WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1

Extend?


A.

A restricted license of Lotus

Forms Server v3.0.
1
,
Lotus Forms Designer V3.0.1

and
Lotus Forms
Viewer v3.0.1

software
is

included in entitlement
s

of We
bS
phere Portal Extend, Version 6.1

software
.
For every 1 to 10 licenses of WebSphere Portal Extend that a customer owns, they will be able to
install/deploy:




1 copy

of
Lotus

Forms Server



2 user licenses of
Lotus

Forms Designer



4

user licenses of Lotus

F
orms Viewer


While there are no functional restrictions on these products, they must be used as part of a WebSphere
Portal deployment. If customers need additional licenses of
Lotus

Forms products, they may
be
purchased separately.


IBM DB2 (included Rest
ricted use component) with WebSphere Portal releases:

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Q.

How may customers use the restricted use version of DB2 Enterprise with WebSphere Portal
releases? (Server, Express, Enable and Extend).


A. WebSphere Portal customers may use the included copy of IB
M DB2 Enterprise Edition solely
for use to support portal configuration data required for execution of the program. The

license
text is included below, and also may be found by searching for WebSphere Portal, then 6.1
versions on the IBM Software License
Agreement site.


For IBM DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition (see Other IBM Programs)

DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition includes portions of DB2 Enterprise Server Edition. You are authorized
to install and use one copy of DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition o
nly in association with Your licensed
use of the Program for the storage and management of data used and generated by the Program, and
not for other data management purposes. DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition is to be used only by the
internal components o
f the Program. For example, DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition can be used as a
repository for configuration information generated by the Program and cannot be used to build or extend
custom applications that store business data; this license does not permi
t inbound connections to the
database from other applications for queries or report generation. You are authorized to install and use
DB2 Restricted E
n
terprise Edition on a single processor which may be other than the Licensed
Processor, but in any case on
ly in connection with Your licensed use of the Program. You are not
authorized to install any separately purchasable features that are available for DB2 unless You purchase
a fully licensed version of DB2.

If You use the DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition
with a separately licensed DB2 Version 9 data server,
the license terms of that data server take precedence over these terms.


Q. My customer wishes to implement DB2 High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR) to support
their portal deployment. Assuming t
hey purchase more than one WebSphere Portal offering
license, which would provide more than one DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition entitlement, may
they deploy one DB2 entitlement in support of Portal configuration data, and the other to support
HADR

failov
er

support of that Portal configuration data?


A.

IBM DB2 Enterprise Edition includes features to support HADR failover capability
,

which is
implemented

through the high availability disaster recovery (HADR) database replication feature. HADR is a
high av
ailability solution that protects against data loss by replicating changes from a source database, called
the
primary database
, to a target database, called the
standby database
. The

HADR feature comes with DB2
Enterprise Server Edition, so in turn, the '
Restricted Enterprise Server Edition' also contains the feature.



A table listing features included with IBM DB2 offerings can be located here:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9/topic/com.ibm.db2.udb.uprun.doc/doc/r0023732.htm



IBM Web
Sphere Application Server:


Q: How is WebSphere Application Serve
r included and licensed for use with WebSphere Portal
releases?

A.

For all WebSphere Portal releases except WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS Version 6.1, WebSphere
Application Server is inc
luded with WebSphere Portal, restricted for use with the Portal
. The key summary
points from the license are included below

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The Program is accompanied by a portion of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment product
(Application Server). The Progra
m includes the Application Server components on the following CD
-
ROMs
and/or DVDs:

-

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment

-

WebSphere Application Server Supplements

-

WebSphere Application Server Toolkit (Windows and Linux/Intel platforms only)

-

Edge Components

For each Program server PoE, You are entitled to install and use, from the media provided with the Program,
one copy of each of the WebSphere Application Server components required to support Your licensed use of
the Program. You are a
uthorized to install and use these components on a single processor which may be
other than the Licensed Processor, but in any case only in connection with Your licensed use of the Program.

Please check the license text on the IBM SLA site for more detail

covering the list of restricted and unrestricted
use WAS components that may be used in support of WebSphere Portal deployments.



General Product Questions:



Q. How can WebSphere Portal Version 6
.1

customers
leverage our mobile offerings? What is t
he
roadmap for this support?


A.

For companies such as service providers and enterprise customers with requirements to provide offline
access across a broad range of mobile devices, IBM offers WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Portal

Enable
,
which integrates po
rtal capabilities with device optimized rendering. Content can be developed
independent of the specific device and then is dynamically adapted for the capabilities of each specific
device. Therefore, content developers can create content or services once
, and the content or services
can be presented on a wide range of devices without any additional rework. This is accomplished by
using a thorough device repository in combination with a high performance rendering technology that
translates the device inde
pendent content to the presentation capabilities of the specific device.
Developing device independent content and services are more cost effective because they can be written
once and rendered across devices. The device repository supports over 5
,6
00 m
obile devices and
updates are provided via included subscription update service.


WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Portal Ena
ble (WEMP) 6
.0.1

is available
.
This release will be updated in
1H 2009 to support the WebSphere Portal 6.1 platform. Contact Lauren Wen
del, product manager
(
wendel@us.ibm.com
) with any questions
.


External web site:
http://www.ibm.com/softw
are/pervasive/ws_everyplace_mobile_portal_enable/about/?S_CMP=wspace



IBM
WEMP
Support

site: http://www
-
01.ibm.com/software/pervasive/ws_everyplace_mobile_portal_enable/support/



Techworks education
http://techworks.dfw.ibm.com/americas/DSTR
-
77DMK5


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Other technologies, such as WebSphere

Portlet Factory
, can be used as

an approach to provide
basic enablement

of Portal applications to mobile devices

(with commonly used applications

and mobi
le
devices
):
An example may be found on IBM developerWorks:


http://www
-
10.lotus.com/ldd/pfwiki.nsf/dx/websphere
-
dashboard
-
framework
-
developing
-
dashboards
-
for
-
blackberries


Lotus Connections client for Blackberry (developed by RIM)
http://na.blackberry.c
om/eng/services/server/domino/connections.jsp



WebSphere Portal Version 6 and higher releases also provide support for offline portal
synchronization capability integration with Lotus Expeditor
.
Lotus Expeditor is the base client
platform for the composi
te desktop and end user experience across IBM. It builds on the open standards
defined by OSGi and Eclipse to include support for J2EE developers as well as integration services for
.NET, and VB developers. Lotus Expeditor provides the Expeditor runtime e
nvironment for desktops,
laptops, tables, PDA’s and smart phones
.
Portal administration can be used to manage the deployment
of portlet applications to the client. These applications can be native client applications written to the
Eclipse plug
-
in model o
r can be portlet applications written for the portal server, but also able to be run in
the client. The Expeditor client includes a portlet container for running portlets in the client. When
portlets are written to this model and use the IBM provided rep
ository and synchronization services, users
are able to take their applications with them when they disconnect from the corporate network.
Lotus
Expeditor platform also provides support for display of composite applications, such as dashboard
applications
. Developers can build an Expeditor WAB (Web Application Bundle) from a Lotus
ActiveInsight Dashboard Framework/WebSphere Portlet Factory JSR168 project and use its portlets/web
applications on Rich Client Platforms such as Expeditor 6.1.x and Notes 8 Cli
ent.



Lotus Expeditor 6.1.2, a component of the Portal’s Enterprise Suite Accelerator, provides additional out of
box offline portlet synchronization examples, and property broker support to load local portal resources,
and performance enhancements.



I
BM product site:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/products/expeditor/?S_TACT=105AGX13&S_CMP=ART




Q. What development Frameworks are support
ed by WebSphere Portal
?



A.

From a

development perspective, WebSphere Portal will continue to support Stru
ts and JSF
.

There are
too

many extended frameworks available, in different versions, for IBM to test for compat
i
bility (Cocoon,
IceFaces, Facelets, MyFaces Spring, Wicket etc)
.

However, WebSphere Portal Version 6

and higher
releases

supports all JSR 186
-
b
ased frameworks that use that standard.


Applications using other frameworks should be evaluated and verified to determine that they are
compliant with the JSR 168 implementation, like testing them on the JSR 168 Reference Implementation
Pluto at Apache.



WebSphere Portal also enables you to implement the popular AJAX programming pattern. You can use
AJAX enabled builders in WebSphere Portlet Factory, libraries in Rational Application Developer or you
can implement AJAX yourself.





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Q.
How does Lotus

Mashups relate to WebSphere Portal?


A. Lotus Mashups and WebSphere Portal are complementary products
. Lotus Mashups is ideally
suited for situations in which innovation and implementation speed outweigh governance and application
“perfection.” Applicat
ions created in Lotus Mashups, or via IBM Mashup Center, are often tactical or
opportunistic (i.e., situational) and built without a formal development process.


WebSphere Portal, on the other hand, is best used to create strategic, transactional, mission
-
critical
applications. Applications are built using a more traditional development lifecycle (formal requirements
gathering, full test, etc.). And, finally, Portal applications require IT operational support and governance.


If a mashup created by Lotus

Mashups is deemed worthy for broader adoption, or if it needs to have an
additional level of control applied, it can be seamlessly deployed to WebSphere Portal, where it can be
managed and governed by IT.


IBM WebSphere Portal Widget Portlet provides cu
stomizable, personalized, and managed access to
widgets that are compliant with the iWidget Specification, thus extending the existing capabilities of
WebSphere Portal to provide flexible integration with web components, independent of their technology.
Us
ers can leverage widgets on their portal pages side by side with portlets, Gadgets or other web
components, enabling the creation of portal
-
based mashups tailored to the situational requirements of an
enterprise.

http://www
-
01.ibm.com/software/brandcatalog/portal/portal/details?catalog.label=1WP1001PI


In the future, we also intend to support the Lotus Mashups browser
-
based tool running on top of
WebS
phere Portal Server.


For more information about Lotus Mashups, please consult the IBM Mashup Center wiki: http://www
-
10.lotus.com/ldd/mashupswiki.nsf/



Q. What resources are available to customers to evaluate future versions of WebSphere Portal?


A. W
ebSphere Portal Version 6.1 was first introduced to customers in an open Beta program on
IBM developerWorks.

This was a very successful effort, enabling thousands of Portal customers,
partners and services teams to participate in the initial and follow on

beta releases. At this time, subject to
change, IBM intends to continue to make subsequent releases available for early evaluation through the
open beta format, accompanied by a question and answer discussion forum.


The next update release, WebSphere Po
rtal 6.1.0.1 Beta download is now available

(as of
September 30 2008).

Current general release plans include support for: z/OS platform support, WebSphere
Application Server (WAS) 7.0 (toleration level support as the underlying Application server), IBM DB
2 9.5, Oracle 11g
R1 11.1.0.6, Windows Active Directory 2008 (excludes Application mode), Firefox 3 browser, Apple Safari 3 and
higher browser,Opera 9.5 browser (on Vista OS),Windows IIS 7 ,Apache HTTP Server 2.2 (for use with WAS 7
environments only), and

support for Domino 8.5 as an LDAP server.
This beta version is posted here for
download:


https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swerplotus
-
wpx602ob3


The following 6.1.0.1 beta release detail is available for customers, partne
rs and IBM teams:

https://www14.software.ibm.com/iwm/web/cc/earlyprograms/lotus/wps61beta/




WebSphere Portal and Lotus Web Content Management InfoCenter:


WP 6.1, 6.0.x, 5.1.x InfoCenter
documentation (public)

http://www
-
106.ibm.com/developerworks/web
sphere/zones/portal/proddoc.html