Software supports key Java(TM) and Web services standards.

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WebSphere® Application Server v5.1 offers full J2EE V1.3 compatibility and support for SDK 1.4, helping to meet changing demands of dynamic e-businesses. Advanced Performance Advisors make suggestions on how to set most critical WebSphere Application Server parameters. Request Metrics helps administrators debug and monitor system by timing individual requests as they progress through WebSphere Application Server components.



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IBM WebSphere Application Server, V5.1 Features Outstanding Support for Key Java and Web Services Standards



At a glance
As the foundation of the WebSphere software platform, WebSphere Application Server leverages existing software assets and helps make your administrative resources more productive.

WebSphere Application Server, designed for full J2EE V1.3 compatibility and support for SDK 1.4, helps you meet the changing demands of dynamic e-businesses by offering:

Exceptional support for key Web services standards
Native Java Message Service provider
Integrated development tools
Performance Advisors and Request Metrics, automatic features that help enhance performance through tuning advice and monitoring capabilities
Broad cross-platform support
Outstanding connectivity
Exemplary performance and scalability

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview
WebSphere® Application Server is a comprehensive, sophisticated, Java(TM) 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and Web services technology-based application platform. Version 5.1 includes maintenance release V5.0.2 support for the Software Development Kit for Java Technology Edition 1.4 (SDK 1.4) client container and improvements in Web services interoperability and security, performance and application tuning, platform support, systems management, and database integration.

New in V5.1 is complete client and server support for SDK 1.4, including:

Third-generation support for all of the Web services standards needed to transform and integrate business designs and business processes while helping to ensure business continuity through better integration with key partners, suppliers, and customers

Support for the June 2003 Board Approved Draft of the WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 (the first production-level application server to do so), giving developers a head start on interoperating across heterogeneous environments and enterprise boundaries

Support for SDK 1.4 as the first step toward J2EE 1.4 compliance, allowing enterprises to use Java technology to develop more demanding business applications with less effort and in less time

Advanced Performance Advisors, which makes suggestions on how to set the most critical WebSphere Application Server parameters to maximize performance

Request Metrics, which helps administrators debug and monitor their system by timing individual requests as they progress through WebSphere Application Server components

Support for Linux on IBM iSeries(TM) and IBM pSeries®, plus Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM) Server 2003 among others, maintains the industry's broadest platform support

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

Planned availability dates
Build to Plan
December 5, 2003, electronic software delivery, national language support for Multiplatforms

December 19, 2003, electronic delivery, national language support for iSeries

December 30, 2003, media pack, national language support for Multiplatforms

January 16, 2004, media pack, national language support for iSeries

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