IBM MQ V9.0.5 Continuous Delivery model further extends Version 9.0.4 capabilities with innovative new functions and additional enhancements

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP18-0084
March 13, 2018

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
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Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices
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Overview

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The Continuous Delivery (CD) release for IBM® MQ V9.0.5 delivers more capabilities and improvements, and also fixes to the previous CD releases up through Version 9.0.4. They represent optional extensions to the Long Term Support release of MQ V9.0.0.0, which was initially available in June 2016, and is supported through fixpacks that delivered fixes since that date.

New features and enhancements for clients with MQ Advanced entitlement

  • Enhancements to the previously delivered Replicated Data Queue Manager support
  • New support for the MQ MFT REST administration interface
  • Identification of MQ Advanced installs
  • Improved performance for MQ AMS encryption on MQ Advanced for z/OS® VUE

New capabilities for both MQ base and MQ Advanced clients

  • Increased security flexibility and updates
  • Updates to the MQ Console
  • Enhancements to syncpoint performance

The updates that are described in this announcement, and in the announcements for earlier CD releases, are not available in the MQ V9 Long Term Support release.

If clients choose the CD release, it is recommended that they regularly apply CD updates of fixes and new function as they become available. It is not recommended that clients switch back and forth between the Long Term Support Release and the CD release as capabilities are added in the two offerings on different schedules.



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Key prerequisites

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MQ V9.0.5 runs on a variety of operating systems. For container deployments, MQ supports Docker. The MQ Resource Adapter is compatible with application servers that support the Java™ EE 7.0 specification.

For details, refer to the Software Requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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March 16, 2018

See the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description

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MQ is further enhanced in the Version 9.0.5 CD release. Some of the updates and enhancements are available in the base MQ offering, and some of these features and enhancements are only available to clients with MQ Advanced entitlement.

MQ Advanced new features and enhancements include:

  • Additional options for replicated data queue managers

    MQ Advanced V9.0.4 delivered a new, easy, and powerful high-availability solution for Linux® called Replicated Data Queue Managers. This capability provides the option for queue managers to be deployed across three nodes with synchronous replication of data between local storage on the nodes. In the case of a queue manager or system failure, the queue manager is automatically started on one of the other nodes.

    MQ Advanced V9.0.5 provides a new option that is suitable for a disaster recovery configuration. Replicated data queue managers, which are configured for disaster recovery, are deployed across two nodes and data is replicated either synchronously or asynchronously. This new option does not provide automatic failover of queue managers, but manual failover can be initiated when required. Disaster recovery solutions generally use asynchronous replication because they require the data to be transmitted over longer distances, where network latency might be high. The new disaster recovery option, when used with synchronous replication, can be used in environments where any loss of data during failover is unacceptable.

  • Managed File Transfer (MFT) REST administration interface

    Using the MFT capabilities of MQ Advanced allow businesses to send and receive file data reliably and securely through the MQ network as MQ messages. While these messages flow through MQ as MQ messages, the use cases, administration, and monitoring needs tend to be quite different. Tracking these messages moving file data should be approached differently.

    Recent MQ CD releases benefitted from updates that added administration options by using a REST API. This release of MQ provides new REST API options for administration of MQ MFT. There is the option to list all current MFT transfers and to query the status of MFT Agents.

  • MQ Advanced identification

    Increasing numbers of clients deploy MQ Advanced entitled queue managers in key parts or throughout their infrastructure. Different capabilities and features are available depending on whether a MQ queue manager is MQ Advanced entitled or just MQ base entitled. In MQ Advanced V9.0.5, MQ Advanced queue managers can identify themselves as advanced queue managers. This allows other components such as MQ clients, MQ MFT agents, Blockchain bridges, and more, to ensure they connect to a correctly entitled queue manager.

    This feature also helps clients to identify which queue manager entitlement are installed, MQ Advanced or MQ base.

New functions and enhancements available for both MQ base and MQ Advanced include:

  • MQ Console updates

    The MQ Console was available starting with MQ V9.0.1 and with the MQ Appliance. In this release, the MQ Console is updated to reflect the latest user interface standards, which are common with other IBM offerings, with:

    • A new color palette
    • New buttons
    • Less visible clutter
    • An overall cleaner interface

  • Syncpoint performance enhancement

    Many clients use MQ as a critical part of their infrastructure where the data that is moved must be persisted to ensure it is not lost in the case of failure.

    The nature of persistent writes can lead to performance impacts on applications while waiting for log writes. This is especially true if the application puts persistent messages to a queue outside of a syncpoint. While it can be recommended to change the application to implement syncpointing, this might be difficult as the application may be owned by a third party or when changes and retesting may not be desired. If the queue is locked by an application without syncpointing, then other applications that use the same queue can be impacted.

    In Version 9.0.5, this performance impact is reduced without the need to add application syncpointing. Implicit syncpoint enables persistent messages put outside of syncpoint to perform better when multiple applications are using the same queue. To optimize performance, the default setting is to implicitly put all persistent messages in syncpoint, if two or more applications have a queue open.

  • LDAP query options

    Many clients use LDAP for user ID administration. Most configurations associate users with groups that use the users' distinguished name. This allows for MQ to query membership of the LDAP group through the distinguished name.

    Some configurations associate users with groups that use the users' short name. In Version 9.0.5, MQ can query LDAP by using short names for group members.

  • Enabling Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) Service by default

    MQ is widely used to exchange data as messages between applications by using the MQ wire protocol to ensure efficient, secure, and reliable connections between applications, queue managers, and servers. This protocol provides a wide range of qualities of service and supports many different programming languages. MQ supports an alternative protocol, AMQP V1.0, to allow use of the MQ Light API. This may benefit applications that tend to be simpler and require reduced qualities of service. While support for AMQP has been available for years, clients had to turn on the AMQP listener.

    In the MQ V9.0.5 release, the AMQP listener service is now enabled by default on queue managers. This simplifies the use of the service in support of suitable applications.

  • Additional enhancements for MQ Appliance

    The MQ features of the MQ Appliance stay aligned with MQ Advanced software capabilities. There are additional enhancements specific to MQ Appliance deployments. In MQ Appliance V9.0.5, the floating IP option of the MQ Appliance high availability feature is improved by the ability to make use of aggregated IP interfaces, not tying this important feature to an individual physical network port. This update could improve reliability by removing a potential single point of failure.

    For more information about MQ Appliance, see Software Announcement ZP17-0523, dated October 24, 2017.

  • Additional enhancements for MQ Advanced on z/OS Value Unit Edition (VUE)

    There are two enhancements specific to MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE in Version 9.0.5. When clients use MQ Advanced Message Security (AMS), the AMS policy information is available on MQOPEN, instead of requiring a separate query. This improves performance for all users and includes those users who do not use AMS. Java Message Service and Java client connections to MQ Advanced VUE queue managers on remote z/OS systems can now use AMS.

    For more information about MQ Advanced on z/OS VUE, see Software Announcement ZP17-0517, dated October 24, 2017.



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Statement of general direction

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Software Announcement ZP17-0520, dated October 24, 2017, included a statement of direction that offers IBM MQ in an administered and hosted IBM Cloud environment. IBM intends to continue to enhance this offering by adding support for additional features and use cases.

For MQ software licenses that are deployed in containers, either in clouds or on-premises deployments, IBM intends to offer the capability to measure the size of the container, and to measure the duration of the deployment of MQ in the container. IBM intends to offer clients the ability to purchase an entitlement that is based on the container size in Virtual Processor Cores and the number of hours that MQ was deployed for in each container.

With the next release of MQ, IBM intends to initiate deployment of a new Long Term Support (LTS) release cycle. The LTS release will provide many of the features that will be delivered in the Version 9.0.x Continuous Delivery releases.

IBM intends to replace the current IBM MQ bridge for Blockchain with an implementation that is based on Hyperledger Composer interfaces.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remain at our sole discretion.



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Reference information

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For more information on MQ for Multiplatforms, see Software Announcement ZP17-0520, dated October 24, 2017.

For more information about MQ Appliance, see Software Announcement ZP17-0523, dated October 24, 2017.

For more information about MQ Advanced on z/OS VUE, see Software Announcement ZP17-0517, dated October 24, 2017.



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Availability of national languages

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Description Availability date Language
IBM MQ V9.0.5 Continuous Delivery Release March 16, 2018 English, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Polish, German, Hungarian, Russian, Portuguese Brazilian, Italian, Czech

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5724-H72 9.0.5 IBM MQ for Multiplatforms


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Publications

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IBM MQ V9.0 documentation is published in IBM Knowledge Center at IBM MQ Version 9.0 documentation website, which can be viewed from a web browser with internet access.



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Services

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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

The MQ Version 9.0.5 CD release has the following support:

Details of the software requirements are included in the IBM MQ System Requirements website.

Compatibility

Queue managers and clients in the MQ V9.0.5 CD release interoperate with queue managers and clients from current and previous levels of MQ, WebSphere® MQ, or MQSeries® products.

  • The MQ Explorer runs on the Linux x86-64 and Windows platforms.
  • The MQ Explorer that is supplied with MQ V9.0.5 CD release can use a client connection to connect to any supported level of MQ or WebSphere MQ on any platform.
  • MQ Managed File Transfer supports file transfer to and from server and client installations at any level of WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to Usage 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.

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You can also access the IBM Support Portal page and the online Service requests and PMRs tool for more support.

Planning information

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MQ V9.0.5 is distributed by electronic download.

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Security, auditability, and control

MQ uses the security and auditability features of the host software.

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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IBM MQ V9.0.5 L-APIG-AN9GP2
IBM MQ Advanced V9.0.5 L-APIG-ATED6L
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers V9.0.5 L-APIG-AN9GWF
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer V9.0.5 L-APIG-AN9GX4
IBM MQ Advanced Message Security V9.0.5 L-APIG-AN9GXT
IBM MQ Telemetry V9.0.5 L-APIG-APDGHA
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica V9.0.5 L-APIG-AN9GVW
IBM MQ MFT High Availability Replica V9.0.5 and IBM MQ AMS High Availability Replica V9.0.5 L-APIG-APDFRC
IBM MQ High Availability Replica V9.0.5 L-APIG-AQRDWJ

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  • AIX 5L™ V5.1, or later, on an IBM System p 690 or equivalent partition-capable operating system and machine.
  • OS/400® V5R1, or later, running on an IBM System i®.
  • Linux running in an LPAR under AIX 5L V5.1, OS/400 V5R1, or in a partition on an equivalent partition-capable operating system and server.

Sub-capacity pricing for eligible products is based on the current program pricing methodology, but the number of processors will be determined based on the sum of processors for all partitions where the program is defined (used). To obtain pricing at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, you are required to:

  • Install and use, when available, IBM's license use management program, which installs with eligible IBM programs.
  • Install available updates to the operating system and eligible products such that license use can be accurately managed.
  • Determine if the use of sub-capacity pricing terms results in a reduced requirement for entitlements; you can reallocate the entitlement difference by distributing entitlements across a larger or different set of systems, or reserve them for future growth. There will be no refunds for these freed up entitlements. Subscription, Software Maintenance and support volumes, and entitlements for existing contracts will continue at the same levels as the acquired licenses.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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IBM Electronic Services

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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to organizations that have IBM Systems. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support, all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, go to the IBM Electronic Support website.

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for organizations that are Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent™ tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean human intervention is not required to report errors.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to securely transmit either through the internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem to provide organizations a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into an organization's system.

For additional information, go to the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.

More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support Center in conjunction with the service request, you are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBMid entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the IBM Electronic Support page.

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with your IBMid. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, you are able to see search results that apply specifically to your systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or go to the IBM Electronic Support website.



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Prices

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

Trademarks

AIX 5L and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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