IBM MQ V7.5 and V8.0 now includes new licensed interim features to enable simple and cost-effective build and deployment IBM MQ environments

IBM United States Software Announcement 215-219
May 26, 2015


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IBM® MQ V8.0 and V7.5 is enhanced to enable simple and cost-effective extended IBM MQ environments by making use of IBM MQ Managed File Transfer (IBM MQ MFT) capabilities. The new packaging provides entitlement only to the IBM MQ MFT functions when suitable features are acquired.

The new features and benefits deliver:

  • Entitlement to IBM MQ MFT functions only when MFT features are acquired
  • Lower price for IBM MQ MFT features than previous bundled features
  • Simpler, lower cost migration from earlier versions of WebSphere® File Transfer Edition part numbers to IBM MQ MFT entitlement

For details about the previous entitlement to part numbers, such as IBM MQ Advanced or WebSphere MFT, refer to Software Withdrawal Announcement 915-091, dated May 26, 2015.



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IBM MQ provides messaging middleware to offer a universal messaging backbone. This enables applications, systems and services to exchange information simply, securely, rapidly and reliably. By exchanging information using IBM MQ, businesses can rely on the middleware to provide the qualities of service required without added complexity to the applications or other functions at endpoints. By moving data over IBM MQ, there can be a single point of visibility and control to the flow of information within the business.

The IBM MQ core messaging features can be enhanced by moving data not just from applications but by moving data held in files. In every business data is created and stored in files. Many businesses then need to move the data to another system to extract value from it. IBM MQ MFT enables this file data to be moved as MQ messages, adding security and reliability to the movement of this data. Data held in files can be moved to another system over IBM MQ and recreated as a file on this system to provide file-to-file transfer. This file data can be delivered as a MQ message to the remote system, which then is file to message transfer. And regular MQ messages can be received and written as files which is called message to file transfer.

IBM MQ MFT is available as a separately priced extension to an IBM MQ deployment, purchased as either IBM MQ MFT Agents or IBM MQ MFT Service. IBM MQ MFT Service is also included as a component in IBM MQ Advanced.

This new offering from IBM simplifies the packaging of IBM MQ. The new packaging ensures that entitlement to IBM MQ MFT part numbers is simpler and that the price for these parts are lower.



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Key prerequisites
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One of the following operating systems:

  • AIX® 6.1 TL8, or later
  • AIX 7.1 TL2, or later
  • HP-UX 11i v3, or later for IA64
  • IBM i V7.1, or later
  • IBM i V7.2, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ Server 6, Update 3 or later for x86-64, IBM z Systems™, POWER® System (Big Endian)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2, or later for x86-64, IBM z Systems, POWER System (Big Endian)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for x86-64, POWER System (Little Endian)
  • Solaris 10, or later for SPARC, x86-64
  • Solaris 11, or later for SPARC, x86-64
  • Microsoft™ Windows™ 7, or later Enterprise, Professional, Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows 8.0, 8.1, or later Standard, Professional, Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 R2, or later Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows 2012, or later Standard, Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows 2012 R2, or later Standard, Datacenter


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Planned availability date
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May 26, 2015

  • Electronic software delivery
  • Media


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Description
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IBM MQ V8.0 and V7.5 delivers a range of various entitlements to the various components. IBM MQ contains extensions to the IBM MQ server, such as IBM MQ Advanced Message Security and IBM MQ MFT.

IBM MQ MFT enables IBM MQ environments to send the contents of files as MQ messages. This provides the ability to move the contents of file between systems, with the choice to write the file data as a file on the receiving file system, or to deliver the message with the file data as an MQ message directly to a receiving application.

IBM MQ MFT components are available either as an IBM MQ MFT Agent or as an IBM MQ MFT Service. The IBM MQ MFT Agent can be deployed wherever there are files on the system with contents to be moved, or where files are to be written. These MQ MFT Agents do not need to be installed on the same location as an IBM MQ Queue Manager. They connect remotely to the Queue Manager.

If it is necessary to read or write files local to the IBM MQ Queue Manager, then the IBM MQ MFT Service component can be installed. This is an extension to the IBM MQ Queue Manager. It provides the functionality of the IBM MQ MFT Agent component but with local bindings to the IBM MQ Queue Manager, to offer better performance. The IBM MQ MFT Transfer Service component, which is deployed on top of IBM MQ Queue Managers, can be acquired as a separate part (IBM MQ MFT Service component) or comes included with the IBM MQ Advanced component, which is a bundle of:

  • IBM MQ
  • IBM MQ MFT Service
  • IBM MQ Advanced Message Security
  • IBM MQ Telemetry
Entitlement to the IBM MQ MFT Service also provides entitlement to deploy and use the FTP Bridge to enable the IBM MQ MFT to work directly with files that are sent by using standard FTP flows.

Customers, who want to take advantage of the IBM MQ qualities of service to provide security, reliability, robustness, and manageability to their file transfers, can now take advantage of the simpler packaging and reduced price of IBM MQ MFT part numbers and IBM MQ Advanced component.

The previous bundles of MQ MFT with Sterling Connect: Direct and Sterling Control Center are withdrawn. Customers who bought entitlement to these bundles will now have separate entitlement to the two Sterling products as well as the IBM MQ MFT part numbers, as described in Software Withdrawal Announcement 915-091, dated May 26, 2015. Sterling Control Center and Sterling Connect:Direct® remain separately available. Sterling Control Center can still, with appropriate entitlement, be used to monitor file transfers taking place in IBM MQ MFT deployments.

This announcement refers to IBM MQ V8.0 but it also applies to customers who use WebSphere MQ V7.5, which has similar packaging for the IBM MQ MFT function. Entitlement and use of IBM MQ MFT function is the same for both WebSphere MQ V7.5 and IBM MQ V8.0.



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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5724-H72 7.5.0 IBM MQ
5724-H72 8.0.0 IBM MQ


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Publications
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IBM MQ V8.0 online product documentation is available in IBM Knowledge Center at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSFKSJ_8.0.0/com.ibm.mq.helphome.v80.doc/Wel comePagev8r0.htm

WebSphere MQ V7.5 online product documentation is available in IBM Knowledge Center at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSFKSJ_7.5.0/com.ibm.mq.helphome.v75.doc/Wel comePagev7r5.htm


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Hardware requirements are unaffected by this announcement. For details, refer to Software Announcement 215-051, dated February 17, 2015.

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Packaging

IBM MQ V7.5 Interim Feature Release 2 is distributed through electronic download and a single physical media pack consisting of multiple DVDs and CD-ROMs.

IBM MQ V8.0 Interim Feature Release 1 is distributed through electronic download and a single physical media pack consisting of multiple DVDs and CD-ROMs.

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Product group: IBM WebSphere

Product: IBM MQ (5724-H72)

Product category: WebSphere MQ


 
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IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H5JLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0LNELL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1H5KLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Monthly License D1H8ZLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H4ZLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0LNCLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1H50LL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Monthly License D1H90LL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Idle Standby 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H6HLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Idle Standby 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0LNKLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Idle Standby 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1H6ILL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Idle Standby 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs) SW Monthly License D1H8YLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Idle Standby for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H6FLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Idle Standby for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0LNJLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Idle Standby for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1H6GLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Idle Standby for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs) SW Monthly License D1H91LL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent per Install License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H6JLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent per Install Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0LNLLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent per Install SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1H6KLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent per Install SW Monthly License D1H8ILL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems per Install License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H68LL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems per Install Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0LNGLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems per Install SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1H69LL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems per Install SW Monthly License D1H8RLL
IBM MQ Advanced Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1GZULL
IBM MQ Advanced Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0LNALL
IBM MQ Advanced Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1GZVLL
IBM MQ Advanced Processor Value Unit (PVU) from IBM MQ Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1GZWLL
IBM MQ Advanced Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Monthly License D1H8TLL
IBM MQ Advanced for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1GZYLL
IBM MQ Advanced for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0LNBLL
IBM MQ Advanced for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1GZZLL
IBM MQ Advanced for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems PVU from IBM MQ for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems PVU License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H00LL
IBM MQ Advanced for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Monthly License D1H8SLL
IBM MQ Advanced Idle Standby for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H6BLL
IBM MQ Advanced Idle Standby for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0LNILL
IBM MQ Advanced Idle Standby for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1H6CLL
IBM MQ Advanced Idle Standby for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems (PVU) from IBM MQ Idle Standby for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H6ELL
IBM MQ Advanced Idle Standby for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Monthly License D1H8ULL
IBM MQ Advanced Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H5GLL
IBM MQ Advanced Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0LNDLL
IBM MQ Advanced Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1H5HLL
IBM MQ Advanced Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) from IBM MQ Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H5ILL
IBM MQ Advanced Idle Standby Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Monthly License D1H8VLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers Authorized User Single Install License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H6ALL
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers Authorized User Single Install Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0LNHLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers Authorized User Single Install SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1H6DLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers Authorized User Single Install SW Monthly License D1H7GLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Authorized User Single Install License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H5MLL
IBM MQ Advanced for MQ Developers for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Authorized User Single Install Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0LNFLL
IBM MQ Advanced for MQ Developers for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Authorized User Single Install SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1H66LL
IBM MQ Advanced for MQ Developers for zBladeCenter Extension and Linux on z Systems Authorized User Single Install SW Monthly License D1H7HLL

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IBM MQ 5724-H72 Per PVU
    Per Install
    Authorized User Single Install

 
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