April 4, 2000
IBM MQSeries Version 5.1 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX and MQSeries link for R/3 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V1.2 New Platform Support in the MQSeries Family
At a Glance
MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX joins the MQSeries family
MQSeries link for R/3 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX
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MQSeries® for Compaq Tru64 UNIX®
MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX joins the other MQSeries Version 5.1 products offering the most advanced messaging functions available, including:
Applications can operate as publishers or subscribers or publish/subscribe broker on this platform.
Compaq TruClusters are supported for improved failover and hardware fault tolerance.
MQSeries link for R/3 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX
MQSeries link for R/3 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, a new addition to the MQSeries link for R/3 products, connects your existing R/3 business applications with other R/3, R/2, or non-SAP applications across the 35-plus platforms supported by MQSeries.
Your programming resources are used efficiently, applications are easily adaptable and more flexible, and network management is easier. Programs become independent of communications protocols and the availability of systems.
IBM's open, scalable, industrial-strength messaging and information infrastructure enables enterprises and their partners to integrate business processes to form an efficient enterprise- or community-wide system.
Different hardware and software platforms can behave as if they were designed to work together. You are no longer constrained by platform incompatibility.
Your business operation can be captured and turned into intelligent rules that:
Your business process flows can be defined, visualized, modified, and automated to yield significant quality and productivity improvements.
Planned Availability Date
April 14, 2000
New for MQSeries
MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX exploits the diverse features of the Compaq Tru64 UNIX system. Functional parity with the other MQSeries V5.1 products offers even tighter business integration for your IT systems. You are better positioned to incorporate enhancements in the MQSeries family of products.
MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V5.1
Remote administration is supported through the MQSeries Explorer, an element of MQSeries for Windows NT, V5.1. This provides a GUI for administering the elements of your MQSeries network, including MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX. Support for multiple queue managers offers increased flexibility in configuration. Queue manager clustering simplifies administration significantly. Administration may also be carried out using the PCF command line feature, the Web Admin feature, or one of the many third-party system management products.
Scalability of MQSeries applications on the Compaq Tru64 UNIX is improved by increases in message and message queue size when compared to MQSeries V2.2.1 on Digital UNIX. MQSeries Bindings for Java and support for multithreaded programs assist in integrating MQSeries into advanced e-business applications.
Migration and Upgrade
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)
MQSeries technology is available to qualified OEM for product integration via the IBM OEM organization. Prospective OEMs can discuss details of the arrangement by contacting the IBM OEM Worldwide Software Sales team at:
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 family of products based on IBM's industry-leading MQSeries software helps companies:
The MQSeries family allows companies to maximize e-business opportunities by:
IBM Business Integration consists of three offerings under the MQSeries brand designed to complement each other:
The appropriate curriculum includes enhancements described in this announcement.
Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are available.
For MQSeries® courses, refer to URL:
Product Information is available through OITOOL at:
The following books contain information pertaining to MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX®, V5.1. Order from country program libraries upon planned availability by contacting your IBM representative.
Order Title Number MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, Version 5.1 Quick Beginnings GC34-5684 MQSeries link for R/3 Users Guide GC33-1934 MQSeries System Administration SC33-1873 MQSeries Planning Guide GC33-1349 MQSeries Application Programming Guide SC33-0807 MQSeries Application Programming Reference SC33-1673 MQSeries Application Programming Reference Summary SX33-6095 MQSeries Programmable System SC33-1482 Management MQSeries Command Reference SC33-1369 MQSeries Intercommunication SC33-1872 MQSeries Using C++ SC33-1877 MQSeries Messages GC33-1876 MQSeries Clients GC33-1632 MQSeries Queue Manager Clusters SC34-5349 MQSeries Using Java(TM) SC34-5456 MQSeries Administration Interface Programming Guide and Reference SC34-5390 MQSeries Business Partner Directory GC34-5440
MQSeries publications are also offered in displayable softcopy form on an IBM Online Books CD-ROM collection kit entitled, Transaction Processing and Data Collection (SK2T-0730).
Manuals can be displayed with the BookManager® Library Reader licensed programs that are provided on the collection kit. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
Note: The kit is updated on a regular basis, but not necessarily at the same time as availability of a new product or publication release.
Copies of the CD-ROM can be obtained for a fee through the Publication Notification Service (PNS) or PUBORDER.
Note: For details of SNA support refer to the Compaq Tru64 UNIX section of the MQSeries Web site:
MQSeries Clients: As well as Tru64 UNIX, client code for AIX®, DOS, HP-UX, OS/2®, Sun Solaris, Windows NT and Windows 2000, Windows 3.1, Windows 95 and Windows 98, and Java are supplied with the product. Client software provides a remote interface to a MQSeries server. Client support does not result in distributed coordination of units of work. The Windows 3.1 client can operate under Windows 3.1 or Windows 95.
MQSeries Pricing: The price model is structured over Processor Group tiers. In general, the tiers are linked to the number of processors per machine or node on which MQSeries programs run, as shown in the list GC34-5265. The tiers relate to a required number of capacity units. Additional capacity units are required as you move to larger systems, or add new systems.
The charge for MQSeries client access, where applicable, is included within the capacity unit charge.
A calculation tool can aid in assessing the required authorization for a particular customer environment. Access the tool via:
MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V5.1, appears in the Capacity Unit Transfer Group listing alongside other MQSeries V5.1 offerings.
The customer must identify the machines on which they will install MQSeries. The customer or program provider will identify the capacity unit tier in which they fit, and then calculate the level of capacity unit charge for the required use authorization.
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.
Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by SupportLine. This fee service can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. SupportLine helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.
Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
SmoothStart Services: SmoothStart Service for MQSeries provides customers with planning and installation services for MQSeries Solutions to ensure that their MQSeries environment is quickly up and running. An IBM specialist spends a week, or longer, depending on customer requirements, working with the customers technical and programming staff to increase productivity and accelerate implementation of MQSeries licensed software in the customer business environment.
Planning Services for MQSeries Solutions: IBM Planning Services for MQSeries Solutions is a customizable service designed to help you with a plan to implement an MQSeries Solution within your organization. With this service, you can customize how the plan is created; we can create the plan for you by collecting the necessary business requirements and infrastructure information, or we can work with your staff to create the MQSeries plan. In addition, IBM Planning Services for MQSeries Solutions can assist in designing your system network architecture, developing deployment and application migration plans, and recovery planning of MQSeries objects and data.
Design Services for MQSeries Applications: IBM Design Services for MQSeries Applications helps you produce high- and low-level designs for your MQSeries applications including assistance in modifying or writing applications to take full advantage of your MQSeries environment. This offering is customizable and may include assistance in evaluating your test plans and making sure your applications perform effectively.
For additional services information, contact an IBM Global Services representative or visit:
For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 699-026 , dated June 15, 1999.
Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance from the Finance Industry Support Center through a telephone response line.
To obtain information on customer eligibility and registration procedures, refer to HONE SUPPORTINFO.
Language versions are packaged on the same CD-ROMs as the U.S. English product. All media contains server program code, client program code for Version 5.1 client platforms, DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98 workstations and Java and machine-readable information for all supported national languages.
The program package also contains:
Language versions are packaged on the same CD-ROMs as the U.S. English product.
The program package also contains:
Security, Auditability, and Control
The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the 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.
MQSeries base server products use a flexible pricing structure. The new pricing structure simplifies the development and management of complex applications, particularly for large organizations.
There is only one charge unit for these MQSeries base server products: the capacity unit.
For this offering the price model is structured over tiers that are defined by processor groups. The higher the group, the higher the tier position and the more use authorization needed to use the program. This applies to each machine and machine upgrade. A two-pack Capacity Unit Use Authorization is included with the program package. Acquire additional capacity units separately.
Part Description Number MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, Version 5.1 Program Package 0780988 Passport Advantage Media Pack BD8V0ML
Part Description Number 1 MQSeries Capacity-Unit Pack 94H5654
Part Description Number MQSeries link for R/3 for CompaqTru64 UNIX, Version 1.2 Program Package 0781341 Server Install 0781349 Passport Advantage Media Pack BD8HUML
Terms and Conditions
Usage Description Capacity Unit Capacity Unit Resource Use Authorizations are required according to processor level of the machine on which the product will run. For the purpose of the license information, a resource identification is a requisite quantity of capacity units. Use may not exceed the total amount of resource authorized.
Refer to the MQSeries Workstation Processor Group List (GC34-5265).
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.
Part Description Number OTC(2) MQSeries-CompaqTru64 UNIX, 0780988 $ 3,100 Version 5.1 MQSeries link for R/3 for 0781341 11,995 Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V1.2 Server Install 0781349 10,795
Note: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM Lotus® representative or authorized IBM Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage URL:
Variable Charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed above, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:
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.