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Trade up from IBM WebSphere MQ to WebSphere MQ Advanced is now available

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-495
November 13, 2012

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IBM® WebSphere® MQ is a single Universal Messaging offering that enables the simple, rapid, reliable, and secure transport of data and messages between applications, systems, and services.

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

To enhance your WebSphere MQ experience, a trade up from WebSphere MQ to WebSphere MQ Advanced is now available for ordering. In addition, new Passport Advantage part numbers for WebSphere MQ Advanced Idle Standby are available for ordering as well as trade-up part numbers from WebSphere MQ Idle Standby entitlements to WebSphere MQ Advanced Idle Standby entitlements.

Refer to the Ordering information section for ordering detail.

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Planned availability date
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November 13, 2012

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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 Advanced, refer to Software Announcement 212-424, dated October 09, 2012 .

For information about WebSphere MQ for z/OS® V7.1, refer to Software Announcement 211-394, dated October 04, 2011 .

For information about WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS , V7.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-427, dated October 09, 2012 .

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

WebSphere MQ                                      5724-H72 
Charge metric
                                 Part number or
Program name                     PID number      Charge metric

WebSphere MQ                     5724-H72        Per Processor
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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.

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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 SW S&S (also referred to as Software Maintenance). SW S&S in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all SW S&S (Software Maintenance) will renew at the common anniversary date for twelve full months of SW S&S (Software Maintenance).

The following ordering information is for the new WebSphere MQ Advanced Idle Standby entitlement part numbers and for the trade-up part numbers.

For previously announced ordering information for WebSphere MQ V7.5, refer to Software Announcement 212-091, dated April 24, 2012 .

For previously announced ordering information for WebSphere MQ Advanced, refer to Software Announcement 212-424, dated October 09, 2012 .

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following tables is per Processor Value Unit (PVU). To order for Passport Advantage , specify the desired part number and quantity.

Description                                             Part number

WebSphere MQ Advanced Idle Standby
 License and SW S&S 12 Months                           D0V0XLL
 Annual SW S&S Renewal                                  E0F2YLL
 SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months                         D0V0YLL
WebSphere MQ Advanced Idle Standby for Linux™ on System z
 License and SW S&S 12 Months                           D0V15LL
 Annual SW S&S Renewal                                  E0F32LL
 SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months                         D0V16LL

Passport Advantage trade up

You must have previously acquired a license for the following precursor products to be eligible to acquire an equivalent license of the trade-up product.

Precursor product       Trade-up product             part number

WebSphere MQ per PVU    WebSphere MQ Advanced per    D0VLJLL
License and SW S&S 12   PVU License and SW S&S 12
Months                  Months
WebSphere MQ per PVU    WebSphere MQ Advanced        D0VLKLL
for Linux on System z®   per PVU for Linux on
License and SW S&S 12   System z License and SW
Months                  S&S 12 Months
WebSphere MQ Idle       WebSphere MQ Advanced        D0VLLLL
Standby per PVU         Idle Standby per PVU
License and SW S&S 12   License and SW S&S 12
Months                  Months
WebSphere MQ Idle       WebSphere MQ Advanced        D0VLMLL
Standby per PVU for     Idle Standby per PVU
Linux on System z       for Linux on System z
License and SW S&S      License and SW S&S 12
12 Months               Months

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

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Terms and conditions
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The terms and conditions for IBM WebSphere MQ, as previously announced in Software Announcement 212-091, dated April 24, 2012 , are unchanged.

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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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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. 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 , refer to


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 Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.


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 no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

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 securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers 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 IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at


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 the customer's IBM ID. 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, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit


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Information on charges is available at website


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

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.


IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers 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 customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit


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 customers. Rates are based on a customer'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.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.

For more financing information, visit


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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.ibm.com
Mail:      IBM Teleweb Customer Support
           ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
           3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
           Markham, Ontario
           Canada  L3R 2Z1
Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.


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