IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-071
April 4, 2000
IBM MQSeries Integrator V2 Available on New Platforms
(Corrected on October 3, 2000)
Overview changed to show the correct platforms for MQSeries tools.
At a Glance
Integrate, link, and extend your business applications with:
Open, yet secure...MQSeries Integrator cross-platform middleware is scalable and manageable.
Span the divide between business processes and provide consistent information within and between enterprises.
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
The Internet continues to reach more and more households. Companies want to implement e-business rapidly.
MQSeries messaging is a simple way to couple systems together and to allow Internet users controlled access to legacy data, such as their account transactions. Business integration across many applications is also a common element of successful implementation. MQSeries Integrator V2.0 has the tools to add value outside the message queuing paradigm to include application connectors and application collaboration.
MQSeries Integrator, V2
MQSeries Integrator V2.0 is central to the MQSeries portfolio. It helps you to create, deploy, and control message-based business solutions:
MQSeries Integrator V2.0 provides a rich range of tools, GUIs, message dictionaries, and enables third-party plug-ins. It supports XML, an emerging Internet standard. XML lets documents contain structured information, such as words, pictures, or sounds; or specific pieces of tagged information, such as delivery dates or zip codes.
Version 2 is an evolutionary step forward from MQSeries Integrator V1, and contains all of the V1 functionality. The new publish/subscribe function is compatible with the existing MQSeries V5 publish/subscribe offering.
The product is already available on the Windows NT platform, and includes the corresponding MQSeries base product necessary for its operation. Now integration opportunities are advanced significantly with availability on the Sun Solaris and AIX platform.
Note that the tools run on Microsoft Windows NT; only the Message Broker and User Name Server run on the Sun Solaris or AIX platforms.
Details of MQSeries Integrator for Windows NT, V2.0 remain unchanged. Also, ordering details for MQSeries Integrator for AIX, V2.0 remain unchanged.
Message Broker and Configuration Manager
MQSeries for AIX, V2.0
MQSeries for Sun Solaris, V2.0
Transactional support is not available in this release on the following optional databases:
August 25, 2000
Enhanced MQSeries Integrator technology extends V2 to the Sun Solaris and AIX platforms, in addition to the Windows NT platform already available.
MQSeries Integrator is a cross-platform middleware service -- a powerful message broker -- that manages:
The MQSeries Integrator V2 product is also upward compatible with the rules and formatter capability of V1. Within the new enhancements is a new architecture based on the concept of a "processor node." A library of function for these nodes is provided by IBM, but you can add function.
Additionally, the V2 product has close synergy with relational database technology for message augmentation, warehousing, and message flow tools.
Dynamic publish/subscribe offers the full level of MQSeries integrity. The advanced message format dictionary and manipulation tools support multiple formats including XML, plug-ins, and third-party dictionaries and formats.
MQSeries Integrator V2.0 uses MQSeries to carry messages. It simplifies the complexity of connections between applications by establishing a hub through which:
Operations on messages include:
Reformatting works dynamically with the rules component to parse, map, and reformat messages by using on-the-fly conversions and transformations.
Message formats can be self-defining using XML, or defined using an
IBM-provided format repository or third-party message dictionaries.
Predefined templates mean MQSeries Integrator V2.0 can exchange
information with major packaged applications.
Features of MQSeries Integrator
Benefits of MQSeries Integrator
AMI V1.0 is available from the MQSeries Web site. The AMI is a new high-level MQSeries API for use with MQSeries messaging and MQSeries Integrator V2.0. It enables the development of applications that are unaware of the transport method in use. The current version of the AMI is being updated to generate MQRFH headers for publish/subscribe understood by MQSeries Integrator V2.0 so the AMI publish/subscribe APIs are available.
MQSeries Integrator V2.0 includes a full licence for MQSeries and the functionality of MQSeries Integrator Version 1, on the corresponding platform.
Transaction Processing SupportPacs
The IBM Transaction Processing SupportPacs library consists of material that complements the family of MQSeries products marketed by IBM. Each SupportPac(TM) supplies a particular function or service that can be used with one or more of the MQSeries products. The Transaction Processing SupportPacs library is available on the Internet at URL:
This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.
The service end date for this Year-2000-ready product is December 31, 2002.
Industry trends and business drivers, such as e-business and supply chain integration, drive your need to link and extend existing and new business systems rapidly.
The MQSeries Message Broker strategy and product family represents IBM's response to this market need.
A part of the MQSeries Integrator V2.0 initiative addresses business and application integration by helping you manage information flow with:
System connectivity is typically enhanced into application integration by developers who write code to capture, evaluate, translate, and reformat data from source applications to a format understood by destination applications.
MQSeries Integrator V1, already available on this platform, is a toolkit that greatly simplified the burden of creating mutual understanding between source and receiving applications. Additionally, the rules engine can test the content of messages and modify flow including rerouting, creating additional messages, or similar business automation activities.
Compare MQSeries Integrator V2.0 to V1:
Advantages of MQSeries Integrator, V2:
MQSeries Integrator and WebSphere Transcoding Publisher can work together to extend your business-to-business integration to new environments such as pervasive devices.
For example, MQSeries Integrator could be used alongside WebSphere Transcoding Publisher to deal directly with HTML-based pages that needed both reformatting and routing.
Refer to Software Announcement 200-070 , dated April 4, 2000, for more information on further MQSeries family enhancements.
The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements described in this announcement.
Details of the education support will be provided by planned availability through separate education announcement.
Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are available.
For MQSeries® courses, access:
Call IBM Learning Services in the U.S. at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
Product Information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
An MQSeries Integrator for Sun Solaris Installation Guide and MQSeries for Sun Solaris Quick Beginnings are included with these programs. The following books are shipped on the product CD-ROM in PDF format only:
Description Hardcopy In box? PDF on CD? MQSeries Integrator For Sun Solaris Installation Guide GC34-5842 Yes Yes Introduction and GC34-5599 No Yes Planning Using the Control PDF only No Yes Center Administration Guide PDF only No Yes Messages PDF only No Yes Programming Guide PDF only No Yes
PDF files can be downloaded from the Web after availability.
Other MQSeries family books are included on the MQSeries V5.1 CD.
Hardcopy books can be ordered from country program libraries after planned availability. To order, contact your IBM representative.
Order Title Number MQSeries Planning Guide GC33-1349 MQSeries Application Programming SC33-0807 Guide MQSeries Application Programming SC33-1673 Reference MQSeries Application Programming SX33-6095 Reference Summary MQSeries Programmable System SC33-1482 Management MQSeries Command Reference SC33-1369 MQSeries Intercommunication SC33-1872 MQSeries Introduction to GC33-0805 Messaging and Queuing MQSeries Messages GC33-1876 MQSeries Planning Guide GC33-1349 MQSeries System Administration SC33-1873 MQSeries Using C++ SC33-1877 MQSeries Clients GC33-1632 MQSeries Queue Manager Clusters SC34-5349 MQSeries Brochure G511-1908 MQSeries Using Java(TM) SC34-5456 MQSeries Administration Interface SC34-5390 Programming Guide and Reference MQSeries Business Partner GC34-5440 Directory
Additional hardcopy documentation can be ordered separately for a fee.
Displayable Softcopy Publications: MQSeries Integrator manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form.
The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable.
These displayable manuals are available in PDF format, and some are also available in HTML format.
Any Year-2000-ready vendor hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, the corresponding supporting software and associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.
Refer to the MQSeries home page for the latest information:
MQSeries Integrator V2.0
MQSeries Integrator, V2.0
Each component may be installed on only a single machine at any one time under the terms of the MQSeries Integrator V2.0 license, except for the Control Center, which may be installed on multiple machines provided that they are all used in conjunction with the same message broker machine.
It is the use of the Message Broker component that determines which MQSeries Integrator product is required. Users of MQSeries Integrator for AIX, V2 may run only the message broker on the RS/6000 platform. Users of MQSeries Integrator for Sun Solaris, V2.0 may only run the Message Broker on Sun Microsystems SPARC processor machines.
Developer Licenses: Developer licenses are only available on the Windows NT platform to develop and test MQSeries Integrator V2.0 applications and flows. They may not be used for production use. Developer licenses include one capacity unit.
The Development license entitles users to develop and test MQSeries Integrator applications, but not to deploy them or to use them in production.
To upgrade from a current authorized Development License to the corresponding full MQSeries Integrator license obtain the Upgrade to Full License with the appropriate number of capacity units part number.
Customers must identify the machine on which they will install the MQSeries Integrator products, and purchase the required number of capacity units with their program package order.
Problem determination (PD) is a customer responsibility. PD is an assessment of whether a problem is caused by hardware or software. PD is complete only when the cause of the problem is identified. This assessment includes examination of available symptoms using the PD procedures documented in the product.
Problem source identification (PSI) is a customer responsibility. PSI begins when software is determined to be the source of the problem. PSI includes tracing the source of the program to a host system control program (SCP), an application program, or another source. Assisting the customer with PSI is an IBM service and support responsibility.
Message transactional support is only provided for the UDB (DB2) database.
Packaging: Media is on CD-ROM only. It contains program code, PDF files of the publications for viewing online, and HTML files for selected publications. It also contains the complete appropriate MQSeries product necessary to run MQSeries Integrator V2.0 , or for other use, and a restricted version of DB2 Universal Database®. Customers may also use the product with an existing version of DB2, and can move to a full version of DB2 at any time for an additional charge.
The package contains:
Security, Auditability, and Control
MQSeries uses the security and auditability features of the workstation operating system.
In addition, MQSeries implements a level of security including access control of queues and authorization identification between message queue managers.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Program package and optional features available in one packs only. Separate capacity units are available in packs of one. There is no change to ordering information for MQSeries Integrator for AIX®, V2.0 or MQSeries for Windows NT, V2.0.
Program Part Name Number 1 MQSI Capacity Unit Pack 04L1905
Program Part Name Number Program Package 0781352 includes 2 MQSI Capacity Units
Current New Program Part Package Part Description Numbers Numbers Passport Advantage Upgrade Protection Entitlement MQSeries Integrator for Windows NT and DB2, V1 04L1947 0764250 Windows NT and Oracle, 04L1949 0764250 V1 Windows NT and SQL 04L1951 0764250 Server, V1 Windows NT and Sybase, 04L1959 0764250 V1 Windows NT and DB2, 04L1909 0771429 V1 Dev. License Windows NT and Oracle, 04L1910 0771429 V1 Dev. Lic. Windows NT and SQL 04L1911 0771429 Server, V1 Dev.L. Windows NT and Sybase, 04L1913 0771429 V1 Dev. Lic. Current New Program Part Package Part Description Numbers Numbers HP-UX and DB2, V1 11L3362 0764250(1) HP-UX and Oracle, V1 04L1939 0764250(1) HP-UX and Sybase, V1 04L1943 0764250(1) AIX and DB2, V1 04L1904 0764249 AIX and Oracle, V1 04L1905 0764249 AIX and Sybase, V1 04L1912 0764249 Sun Solaris and DB2, 11L3366 0781352 V1 Sun Solaris and Oracle, 04L1916 0781352 V1 Sun Solaris and Sybase, 04L1920 0781352 V1 Generic MQSI capacity unit 04L1905 No upgrade needed
Customers entitled to upgrade protection may convert capacity units from V1 to entitle use of V2. Capacity units allow customers to change use of the product from one platform to another. Refer to the following URL for details of capacity unit transfer, and to the MQSeries Integrator Processor Group List (GC34-5519) as reference.
Terms and Conditions
Refer to the section on planning information for the use of components on separate machines.
MQSeries Integrator for Sun Solaris, V2: Available until December 31, 2002
Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. YE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.