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IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5 now offers the ability to order a single, priced part number to acquire entitlement to WebSphere MQ V7.5 components

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-424
October 9, 2012

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IBM® WebSphere® MQ Advanced offers the ability to order a single, priced Passport Advantage® part number for WebSphere MQ V7.5 that:

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Through the purchase of a single, priced Passport Advantage part number, WebSphere MQ Advanced provides a new way to acquire entitlement to the following components of WebSphere MQ V7.5:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255). Reference: YE001

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Planned availability date
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October 12, 2012

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Product positioning
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WebSphere MQ Advanced is positioned as a member of the WebSphere MQ family of messaging transports that provides a messaging backbone with a range of capabilities for the enterprise, both intercompany and intracompany. The objective of the WebSphere MQ family is to offer a comprehensive suite of seamless, interconnected transport protocols and quality-of-service levels:

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Reference information
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For more information about WebSphere MQ V7.5, including product description, technical information, publications, ordering information, and terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 212-091, dated April 24, 2012.

For information about WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.1, refer to Software Announcement 211-394, dated October 4, 2011.

For information about WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS , V7.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-427, dated October 9, 2012.

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Program number
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number    VRM  Program name
5724-H72  7.5  WebSphere MQ 

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

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit


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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group: WebSphere 
Product category: MQSeries
Product identifier description                    number

WebSphere MQ                                      5724-H72 
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Program name                     PID number         Charge metric

WebSphere MQ                     5724-H72
 - WebSphere MQ Advanced                            Per Processor Value Unit

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.The PVU table can be found at


Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the Program, except for those servers from which the Program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the Program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html

* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.


Ordering information for Passport Advantage

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) renewals, which can simplify management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases will initially include twelve full months of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance). Software Subscription and Support in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) will renew at the common anniversary date for twelve full months of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance).

Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Support Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance).

The following ordering information is for the WebSphere MQ Advanced, which provides entitlement to components of WebSphere MQ V7.5. For previously announced ordering information for WebSphere MQ V7.5, refer to Software Announcement 212-091, dated April 24, 2012.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following tables is per processor value unit. To order for Passport Advantage , specify the desired part number and quantity.

Description                                             Part number
WebSphere MQ Advanced
Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 License and SW S&S 12 Months                           D0V1DLL
 Annual SW S&S Renewal                                  E0F36LL
 SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months                         D0V1ELL

To order a media pack for Passport Advantage , specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:

Description                                             Part number

IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5 DVD media pack - multilingual     BA145ML

The described products are also available via web download from Passport Advantage .

Cross-platform product for use on System z Integrated Facility for Linux™ (IFL) engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement.This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

Description                                                number

WebSphere MQ Advanced for Linux on System z
 Linux on System z License and SW S&S 12 Months            D0V0VLL
 Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal                   E0F2XLL
 Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months          D0V0WLL 

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Terms and conditions
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The terms and conditions for WebSphere MQ V7.5, as previously announced in Software announcement 212-091, dated April 24, 2012, are unchanged except as listed below.

License Information form numbers

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website



Purchasing license entitlements for WebSphere MQ Advanced entitles you to deploy any or all of WebSphere MQ, WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer Service, and WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security up to your license entitlements for WebSphere MQ Advanced. Purchasing license entitlements for WebSphere MQ Advanced entitles you to deploy an unlimited number of WebSphere MQ Telemetry entitlements.

Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing

This software product is eligible for sub-capacity licensing. Customers must accept the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (Attachment), and must obtain PVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) for the maximum processor core capacity available to an eligible sub-capacity product when deployed in an eligible virtualization environment. This is also referred to as sub-capacity or virtualization capacity licensing.

Customers must use the IBM License Metric Tool unless they meet the exceptions described in the Attachment.

For information regarding PVU sub-capacity licensing, including terms and IBM License Metric Tool ordering information, visit


On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Amendment for iSeries® and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand - Software (Z125-6907), must be signed prior to use.

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Statement of good security practices
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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through 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 comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.

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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM . Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


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Information on charges is available at website


In the Electronic tools category, select the option for Purchase/upgrade tools.

For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at


Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM , you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.


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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, WebSphere, Passport Advantage, z/OS, System z, iSeries, pSeries and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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