April 4, 2000
IBM MQSeries Adapter Offering
At a Glance
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The MQSeries® Adapter Offering (MQAO) is intended to provide all the adapters anyone will need in today's MQSeries Application Integration environment.
Just as messaging has become pervasive within application integration, and MQSeries has become the widely adopted messaging protocol, then MQAO is intended to form the basis of MQSeries adapters for:
MQAO includes a runtime component called MQSeries Adapter Kernel, which enables the deployment of adapters, and associated, optionally available services to produce adapters that simplify application integration using MQSeries messaging.
Following the availability of MQSeries Adapter Kernel, IBM will provide, as a starter set, a number of adapter blueprints to support packaged application environments. These are intended to enable customers, Business Partners, and services providers to get off to a fast start with MQAO.
If MQSeries messaging were the national highway network and your applications were the towns and cities connected by the highway network, then the adapters are the on- off-ramps.
IBM MQSeries Family, including MQSeries, MQSeries Integrator and MQSeries Workflow, of open, scalable, industrial-strength messaging and information infrastructure products enable enterprises and their partners to integrate business processes to form an efficient enterprise or community-wide system.
With the MQSeries family of products different hardware and software platforms can behave as if they were designed to work together. You are no longer constrained by platform and application incompatibility.
Adapter Kernel for Windows NT
Adapter Kernel for AIX®
Planned Availability Date
New for MQSeries
The MQSeries Adapter Offering (MQAO), is intended to provide all the adapters anyone will need in today's MQSeries Application Integration environment. Just as messaging is pervasive within application integration, and MQSeries has become the widely adopted messaging protocol, then MQAO is intended to form the basis of MQSeries adapters for customers, Business Partners, and service providers.
The MQAO leverages the industry standards defined by the Open Applications Group, Inc.'s (OAG) Business Object Documents (BODs). The OAG publishes the BOD document type definitions for free download from their Web site:
MQSeries Adapter Kernel
The MQSeries Adapter Kernel is executable code specific to a platform. It provides generic support for adapters such as message creation, parsing, and error logging, as well as the interface to MQSeries messaging. In addition, for installations without MQSeries Integrator, the Kernel supports a simple, static routing mechanism through which transactions (messages) can be routed from one originator to one or more receivers.
The benefit of the Adapter Kernel is that it contains the code common to all adapters and therefore reduces the amount of application-specific code needed in an adapter.
Use entitlement associated with the MQSeries Adapter Kernel takes the form of a server install enabling use of an instance of the run-time Kernel on a server, and separate authorization to use adapters within the run-time Kernel. An adapter enables one message to be processed inbound or outbound, to or from an application. A Proof of Entitlement is required for each and every adapter used, whether it be developed directly by the customer or provided by a third party.
These products are Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with their associated documentation, they are 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 products properly exchange accurate date data with them.
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:
Statement of Direction
IBM intends to enhance the MQSeries Adapter Offerings by:
IBM also intends to provide a redirector function that can be used to simplify the passage of MQSeries channel protocols through corporate firewalls and to be sent using HTTP protocol.
All information being released represents IBM's current intention, is subject to change or withdrawal, and represents goals and objectives.
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 will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The following books contain information pertaining to IBM MQSeries Adapters Offering (MQAO). Order from country program libraries upon planned availability by contacting your IBM representative.
Order Title Number MQSeries Adapter Offering Quick Beginnings GC34-5855 Problem Determination Guide GC34-5857 MQSI Libraries SC34-5858
Displayable Softcopy Publications
Manuals are offered as PDF files with the program package CD-ROM.
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).
Obtaining the Kit
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 Publications Notification Service (PNS).
MQSeries is a member of the International Middleware Association (IMWA) and the Electronic Messaging Association (EMA).
AIX® Platform: Any Year-2000-compliant RS/6000® hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software shown below, and any associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.
Any hardware capable of running other trademarked AIX systems from IBM or other vendors that have passed a set of certification tests for compliance with the AIX application binary and programming interfaces. For further details on the AIX Multiple Vendor Program (MVP), refer to:
Any Year-2000-compliant PC hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software shown below, and any associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.
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).
IBM Adapter and Integration Services: IBM Adapter and Integration Services for MQSeries provides customers, Business Partners, and service providers with implementation and consultancy services to create adapters that interface applications to MQSeries so they can be integrated with other applications in the enterprise or beyond. The Adapter and Integration Services teams are part of IBM's worldwide Application and Integration Middleware Services organization and have implemented adapters to many of the popular packaged applications. Starting from a reference definition, similar to a blueprint, of how a particular application can be interfaced to MQSeries, the team is able to rapidly create an adapter tailored to a customer's specific requirements.
For services information related to IBM Adapter and Integration Services contact an IBM representative or visit:
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:
Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance from the Finance Industry Support Center through a telephone response line.
To obtain customer eligibility and registration procedures, contact the appropriate support center.
Shipped on one CD-ROM.
The program package also contains:
Also available as applicable:
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.
Program package with PoE for one Server Install and use of two Adapters. Separate additional 1 x PoEs also available.
Part Description Number MQSeries Adapter Kernel PP 0781751 1 x Server Install 0781752 2 x Registered Adapter Use Entitlement 0781753 Passport Advantage MQSeries Adapter Kernel,V1.0 0781754 Media Package English MQSeries Adapter Kernel,V1.0 BD8HTNA Documentation Package English VPO Instl MQSeries Adapter D48UZML Kernel Server Install VPO Instl/SW Sub MQS Adapter D48V0ML Kernel Server Install 1 Year VPO Instl/SW Sub MQS Adapter D48V1ML Kernel Server Install 2 Year VPO SW Sub Rnwl MQS Adapter E18V2ML Kernel Server Install VPO SW Sub MQS Adapter Kernel D48V4ML Server Install 1 Year VPO SW Sub MQS Adapter Kernel D48V8ML Server Install 2 Year Part Description Number CO Instl/SW Sub MQS Adapter D48VBML Kernel Server Install 1st Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub MQS Adapter D48VMML Kernel Server Install 2nd Anniv CO SW Sub Rnwl MQS Adapter E18VNML Kernel Server Install CO SW Sub MQS Adapter Kernel D48VRML Server Install 1st Anniv CO SW Sub MQS Adapter Kernel D48VVML Server Install 2nd Anniv CO Supt MQS Adapter Kernel AS8VWML Server Install 1st Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt MQS Adapter D48VZML Kernel Server Install 1st Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt MQS Adapter D48W4ML Kernel Server Install 2nd Anniv CO SW Sub/Supt MQS Adapter D48W6ML Kernel Server Install 1st Anniv CO SW Sub/Spt Rnwl MQS Adapter E18W9ML Kernel Server Install 1st Anniv VPO Instl MQS Adapter D48UCML Entitlement VPO Instl/SW Sub MQS Adapter D48UDML Entitlement 1 Year VPO Instl/SW Sub MQS Adapter D48UEML Entitlement 2 Year VPO SW Sub Rnwl MQS Adapter E18UFML Entitlement VPO SW Sub MQS Adapter D48UGML Entitlement 1 Year VPO SW Sub MQS Adapter D48UHML Entitlement 2 Year CO Instl/SW Sub MQS Adapter D48UIML Entitlement 1st Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub MQS Adapter D48UKML Entitlement 2nd Anniv CO SW Sub Rnwl MQS Adapter E18ULML Entitlement CO SW Sub MQS Adapter D48UMML Entitlement 1st Anniv CO SW Sub MQS Adapter D48UNML Entitlement 2nd Anniv CO Supt MQS Adapter AS8UPML Entitlement 1st Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt MQS D48UQML Adapter Entitlement 1st Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt MQS D48USML Adapter Entitlement 2nd Anniv CO SW Sub/Supt MQS Adapter D48UTML Entitlement 1st Anniv CO SW Sub/Spt Rnwl MQS E18UUML Adapter Entitlement 1st Anniv
Terms and Conditions
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 Price MQSeries Adapter Kernel 0781751 $9,995 for AIX/NT Adapter Kernel Server 0781752 8,995 Install 2 x Adapter Use Entitlement 0781753 3,000
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