Virtual appliance to integrate cloud and on-premises applications

Hybrid Cloud Integration with
WebSphere Cast Iron

IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® Hypervisor Edition is a virtual appliance that can be installed on your existing servers through virtualization technology. Virtual appliances improve the utilization of hardware and enable faster response to demands for newly deployed systems—helping reduce the costs of both hardware and software operation and maintenance. Deploying virtual images can reduce errors and enable the rapid deployment of systems for development, test and production.

WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition is available in:

Standard Edition—Includes data synchronization and data migration scenarios and access to hundreds of reusable Template Integration Projects (TIP).

Enterprise Edition—Includes everything in the Standard Edition, plus data quality features, the ability to develop reusable templates and the ability manage and monitor integration remotely. The Enterprise Edition also provides connectivity to enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications.

Application endpoints—Adds the ability to integrate additional applications and choose from hundreds of cloud and on-premises applications.

WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition provides:

Product editions:

WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition resources

Processor with virtualization technology as a hosting environment.

Specified operating environment
Hardware requirements

Processor with virtualization technology: for example, Intel™ VT-x or Advanced Micro Devices AMD-V. Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition uses a 64-bit kernel. Virtualization technology support must be installed and enabled. In some cases this feature is enabled through a BIOS setting. Features required:

60 GB of available disk space

One of these supported configurations, which will be selected during installation:



Web management console requires hardware compatible with a supported version of Microsoft™ Windows™ to run a supported browser.

Studio tooling requires a minimum of 1 GB memory (RAM).

Software requirements

WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V7.0

Hypervisor Edition can run on one of the following hosting environments:

The Studio component of WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition requires Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 7.

Web management console of WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V7.0 requires:

One of the following browsers:

The Siebel connector, shipped as part of WebSphere Cast Iron V6.0, was built on non-IBM developed libraries. WebSphere Cast Iron V6.1 included an IBM-developed equivalent for these libraries. At that time, the non-IBM variants were deprecated but continued to be shipped to enable migration. Starting with WebSphere Cast Iron V7.0, only the IBM-developed libraries are included with WebSphere Cast Iron .Therefore, any applications still using the WebSphere Cast Iron V6.0 version of the connector must be migrated to the new version, as detailed in the technote:

The original Siebel connector is supported until WebSphere Cast Iron V6.1, V6.3, and V6.4 are withdrawn from support.

For the most current WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration system requirements visit:

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

Virtual appliance to integrate cloud and on-premises applications

Enterprises today often operate with a hybrid environment consisting of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, mobile applications and traditional, on-premises applications. Integration is one of the keys to successfully driving value from SaaS applications and mobile solutions in this hybrid environment. With IBM WebSphere® Cast Iron® Hypervisor Edition V7.5, IBM expands on its capabilities to address the needs of enterprises with hybrid environments by providing rapid access to application data for application developers.

Enhancements for WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V7.5 include:

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