IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-072
April 4, 2000
IBM MQSeries Everyplace Brings Reliable Messaging to Mobile Users
(Corrected on August 2, 2000)
Revised Passport Advantage section.
At a Glance
MQSeries Everyplace brings a reliable connection into an unpredictable world
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
The MQSeries® family is already the infrastructure for connecting servers and mainframes in e-business solutions.
MQSeries Everyplace now extends this potential to a whole new set of your employees in the field and to your customers.
MQSeries Everyplace embraces the messaging needs of lightweight devices, such as palmtop and laptop computers. It also supports mobility and the special requirements that arise from fragile communication networks. You gain the standard MQSeries quality of service:
Many MQSeries Everyplace applications run outside the protection of an Internet firewall, so sophisticated security capabilities are included. A high security version is available with 128-bit encryption, the Standard Edition offers 56-bit security.
The MQSeries Everyplace for Windows Gateway is shipped on the Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms, and mobile devices are supported on Palm OS, EPOC, and Windows platforms including WinCE. Only synchronous messaging is available on the Palm OS.
All platforms except the Palm require a Java JVM level 1.1, or later.
Note: Not all hardware that runs these operating systems is supported; refer to the Technical Information section.
June 30, 2000
Companies need to implement e-business rapidly.
MQSeries messaging is a simple way to couple systems together to allow Internet users controlled access to existing data, such as their account transactions.
Business integration across many applications is also a common element of successful implementation. Other MQSeries family members give you the tools to add value outside the basic message queuing paradigm to include application connectors and application collaboration.
Lightweight devices require the messaging subsystem to be frugal in its use of system resources. MQSeries Everyplace offers tailored function and interfaces appropriate to its customer set. It includes a unique subset of MQSeries capabilities necessary to support its particular classes of users.
MQSeries Everyplace is also a member of the IBM Everyplace family that integrates well with other members, such as the DB2® mobile edition.
Since it provides the messaging service to the Everyplace family, it is frequently a prerequisite for solutions involving those products.
You can harness the power of the MQSeries family to be your infrastructure connecting servers and mainframes in e-business solutions. MQSeries Everyplace extends this potential to a whole new set of your mobile employees and to your customers.
Using the latest mobile devices, businesses that reach customers and workers directly in their homes or while they are on the road will have a considerable advantage in the marketplace. With MQSeries Everyplace, the MQSeries family now allows business users to extend their operations into the mobile environment and expand their business model opportunities for sales and customer service.
Features of MQSeries Everyplace
MQSeries Everyplace extends e-business to mobile users:
MQSeries Everyplace supports devices and gateways. Both support queues, but additionally the gateway supports connectivity to other MQSeries servers (if that is also a requirement).
Devices can be connected together without a gateway, or can be linked to one or more gateways. A typical configuration would be many devices connected to a single gateway, with that gateway connected to one or more MQSeries systems or other gateways.
MQSeries Everyplace supports HTTP and TCP/IP as transports. It also supports very high security (with authentication) if that is a requirement.
All queue managers support synchronous messaging operations, such as the
ability to access queues to get, put, and browse messages. A queue
manager with local queues also supports asynchronous message delivery
(function not available on Palm OS).
Attribute objects (that contain the mechanisms to perform authentication, encryption, and compression) may be associated with messages and other objects. These can relate to:
In this way, access to message content can be selectively secured and the data can be protected, for example on backing storage.
Encryption methods available include DES, triple DES, RC4, RC6. These can offer up to 128-bit security where permitted.
Encryption greater than 56-bit is only available in the High Security edition.
Note that this product was previously known as "MQSeries lite" when included as a statement of direction in Software Announcement 299-147 , dated June 15, 1999. It was also discussed as "MQSeries Everywhere".
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.
Positioning with other MQSeries Products
MQSeries Everyplace and other MQSeries products, such as MQSeries for Windows NT, all provide message queuing. Most MQSeries products are designed to work over permanent connections, either using a LAN, or a fixed WAN. In contrast, MQSeries Everyplace is designed to work with dial-up connections or other temporary or unreliable circuits, such as wireless networks.
Comparing MQSeries Everyplace to other MQSeries products:
Positioning Against Other Non-MQSeries Products Web Browsers
Positioning Against Other Non-MQSeries Products Databases
MQSeries Everyplace extends e-business to mobile users:
Positioning with WebSphere Everyplace Suite
The WebSphere Everyplace Suite is an integrated software package that combines into one box all the necessary technology ingredients that businesses, software developers, and Web integrators will need to create new applications and easily connect Web and enterprise data to a wide range of non-PC devices, including wireless handsets, PDAs, and other Internet appliances. The server component of WebSphere Everyplace runs on AIX® and Solaris. The Suite is available immediately on a special bid basis and will be generally available later in 2000.
MQSeries Everyplace is part of the WebSphere Everyplace Suite, providing the assured, once-only delivery of messages between devices such as laptops, PDAs, and phones, and unattended devices like servers, sensors, and probes, and an MQSeries network.
Positioning with WebSphere Transcoding Publisher
MQSeries Everyplace and WebSphere Transcoding Publisher are complementary products.
Statement of Direction
IBM intends to extend platform coverage for the:
All information being released represents IBM's current intention, is subject to change or withdrawal, and represents goals and objectives.
Messages, and some publications are translated to French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portugese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. These will be available within 30 days of U.S. English GA.
Refer to Software Announcement 200-070 , dated April 4, 2000, for more information on MQSeries 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 will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
MQSeries Everyplace Installation Instructions are included with these programs. The following books are shipped on the product CD in PDF format only:
Description Hardcopy PDF on CD? MQSeries Everyplace Introduction (in box) GC34-5843 Yes Programming Reference PDF only Yes Programming Guide PDF only Yes
PDF files can be downloaded from the Web after availability.
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 Guide SC33-0807 MQSeries Application Programming SC33-1673 Reference Order Title Number 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 Messaging GC33-0805 and Queuing MQSeries Messages GC33-1876 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 Directory GC34-5440
Additional hardcopy documentation can be ordered separately for a fee.
Displayable Softcopy Publications: MQSeries Everyplace 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 that is 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 Web pages for the latest information:
Interoperability: This product is compatible with the TCP/IP infrastructure provided by SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX®, V5.1 connected to the server running MQSeries Everyplace for Windows, V1.0.
For details on MQSeries family platforms, messaging links, gateways, and interfaces, MQSeries Integrator platforms, MQSeries Workflow platforms, and additional information, access:
Performance Considerations: Performance of the system is dependent on the speed and latency of transmission links, the speed of processors and storage media used in devices and servers, and the total demand on server resources.
MQSeries Everyplace is supplied with a toolkit to build a server component, and one to build a device component. The supplied license allows the user to run one server component on a specified machine. The price model is linked to the number of processors per machine or node on which the MQSeries Everyplace Server programs will run. The machines relate to a required number of MQSeries Everyplace capacity units. Additional capacity units are required as you move to larger systems, or add new systems to accommodate your business use of MQSeries Everyplace, or use the high security edition.
A similar-priced model is used on the base MQSeries products; however, capacity units are not interchangeable with other MQSeries products.
Users of devices running the operating systems in the Chargeable Mobile Device list must also have a proof of entitlement to install and run MQSeries Everyplace Device Code on those devices. No proof of entitlement is required to run device code on other devices.
MQSeries Everyplace Machine List
Capacity unit requirements for the High Security Edition are shown in brackets.
Capacity Units Description Required Intel(4) Uniprocessor machines 2 (6) Intel 2-way SMP machines 4 (12) + RISC 1-2 processors per box/SP(TM) node Intel/RISC 3-4 processors per 6 (18) box/SP node Intel/RISC 5-8 processors per 10 (30) box/SP node Intel/RISC 9-16 processors per 14 (42) box/SP node Capacity Units Description Required Intel/RISC 17-24 processors per 16 (48) box/SP node Intel/RISC greater than 24 processors per 30 (90) box/SP node
Chargeable Mobile Device List
Users of devices running the following operating systems must have a proof of entitlement to install and run MQSeries Everyplace Device Code on those devices:
If the high-security device code is used, then users must have proof of entitlement for the high security edition.
MQSeries generic capacity units are intended to be transferable across MQSeries platforms, including MQSeries Everyplace. They are also interchangeable between the standard and high security editions of MQSeries Everyplace (although more are needed for the high security edition).
For more information on capacity units, refer to the MQSeries Web page at:
and to the MQSeries Distributed Platform Processor Group List (GC34-5265) as reference.
MQSeries generic capacity units are transferable across MQSeries platforms that appear in the same MQSeries Transfer Group. These products are in transfer group C.
The capacity units are not transferable between products in different MQSeries Transfer Groups.
The following table shows the current MQSeries Transfer Groups and the platforms, within each group, eligible for generic capacity unit transferability. The Version.Release levels shown refer to MQSeries products.
MQSeries Transfer Group B Group C Group A AT&T NCR, V2.2 AIX, V5.0 AIX, V5.1 Compaq (DIGITAL) 2HP-UX, V5.0 HP-UX, V5.1 OpenVMS Alpha, V2 Compaq (DIGITAL) 1OS/2 Warp, OS/2(R) Warp, OpenVMS VAX, V2.2 V5.0 V5.1 SINIX and DC/OSx, V2.2 Sun Solaris, Sun Solaris, V5.0 V5.1 ...on Intel, V5.0 MQSeries Transfer Group B Group C Group A Tandem NSK, V2.2 Windows NT, Windows NT, V5.0 V5.1 Digital UNIX(R), V2.2 AS/400(R), AS/400, V5.1 V4.2.1 Compaq Tru64 V5.1 MQSeries Everyplace Gateway, V1.0
MQSeries Everyplace High Security Edition: The server (gateway) component produced using the toolkit in the high security edition must only be used in accordance with the capacity units shown in the table for that edition.
MQSeries Device Components: Device components built using the device toolkit may be copied to and used in multiple devices, but for use with platforms supported by other MQSeries products, such as Windows 98 and Windows NT, a Device Use Authorization is required for each device on which the Device Component is installed. Smaller devices do not require Device Use Authorization. Service is available for these smaller devices in the same way as for Clients in MQSeries.
Customers must identify the machines on which they will install the MQSeries Everyplace products, and purchase the required number of capacity units and Device Use Authorizations 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.
Installability: MQSeries Everyplace for Windows is supplied in two editions. Each edition contains both the Gateway component and the Device component. Refer to the Terms and Conditions section for restrictions on the use of these editions and components.
The package contains:
Security, Auditability, and Control
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 for mobile devices available in one packs only. Separate capacity units are available in packs of one; these are standard MQSeries capacity units previously announced.
Part Description Number Standard Edition -- Mobile Device Users VP Lic MQS Mobile Dev STD Reg User D48WRML VP LicSub MQS Mobile Dev STD D48WTML Reg User 1Y VP LicSub MQS Mobile Dev STD D48WVML Reg User 2Y VP SubRnwl MQS Mobile Dev STD E18WXML Reg User VP Sub MQS Mobile Dev STD D48X0ML Reg User 1Y VP Sub MQS Mobile Dev STD D48X2ML Reg User 2Y CO LicSub MQS Mobile Dev STD D48X3ML Reg User 1A CO LicSub MQS Mobile Dev STD D48X4ML Reg User 2A CO SubRnwl MQS Mobile Dev STD E18X5ML Reg User CO Sub MQS Mobile Dev STD D48X6ML Reg User 1A CO Sub MQS Mobile Dev STD D48X7ML Reg User 2A CO Spt MQS Mobile Dev STD AS8WQML Reg User Flt 2A CO Spt MQS Mobile Dev STD AS8WMML Reg User Flt 1A High Security Edition -- Mobile Device Users VP Lic MQS Mobile Dev HSE D48XDML Reg User VP LicSub MQS Mobile Dev HSE D48XFML Reg User 1Y VP LicSub MQS Mobile Dev HSE D48XHML Reg User 2Y VP SubRnwl MQS Mobile Dev HSE E18XJML Reg User VP Sub MQS Mobile Dev HSE D48XKML Reg User 1Y VP Sub MQS Mobile Dev HSE D48XMML Reg User 2Y CO LicSub MQS Mobile Dev HSE D48XPML Reg User 1A CO LicSub MQS Mobile Dev HSE D48XRML Reg User 2A Part Description Number CO SubRnwl MQS Mobile Dev HSE E18XSML Reg User CO Sub MQS Mobile Dev HSE D48XYML Reg User 1A CO Sub MQS Mobile Dev HSE D48Y1ML Reg User 2A CO Spt MQS Mobile Dev HSE AS8Y5ML Reg User Flt 2A CO Spt MQS Mobile Dev HSE AS8YAML Reg User Flt 1A
New Current Program Package Description Part Number Part Number Passport Advantage Upgrade Protection Entitlement MQSeries for 94H5358 0781432 Windows, V2.1
The PoE for the MQSeries for Windows, V2.1 product is equivalent to the Mobile Device license Standard Edition. It is not entitlement to use the Gateway code.
Terms and Conditions
MQSeries Everyplace, V1.0: Available until December 31, 2002
The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
Program Part Name Number Price Program Package -- Standard Edition 0781432 $3,100 includes 2 MQSE Capacity Units Program Package -- High Security 0781443 9,100 Edition includes 6 MQSE Capacity Units Mobile device license -- Standard 0781776 300 (PoE) Mobile device license -- High 0781777 500 Security (PoE)
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