IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-291
September 5, 2000
IBM MQSeries for VSE/ESA
At a Glance
Enhanced MQSeries function better aligns VSE/ESA with other MQSeries family products
Version 2.1.1 enhancements
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
MQSeries® provides a single, multiplatform API.
Messaging and queueing services support data transfer between distributed applications.
Applications can communicate without:
A key factor is time-independent processing. Your message can be dealt with even if one of the recipients is temporarily unavailable. MQSeries can be used as a mail transport offering with the additional benefits of assured, real-time delivery and transactional recovery.
The new release offers support for:
MQSeries for VSE/ESA 2.1.1 replaces MQSeries for VSE/ESA 2.1.
The following prerequisites should have the latest maintenance applied:
VSE/ESA 2.4 introduced the SAF RACROUTE interface between systems and external security managers (ESMs).
MQSeries for VSE/ESA 2.1.1 exploits this interface to provide general security for MQSeries objects including:
MQSeries for VSE/ESA 2.1.1 uses a standard subset of the RACROUTE interface. This means it is not tied to any particular ESM, allowing customers the flexibility to chose the ESM that best suits their operating environment.
With 2.1.1, security becomes an installation option. When active, MQSeries requires application programs to have the appropriate authorization to access MQSeries objects. Secure application programs include CICS transaction programs, client connections, and batch programs exploiting the MQSeries for VSE/ESA batch interface.
The new security feature requires CICS TS for VSE/ESA 1.1., or later.
VSE/ESA 2.3 remains the prerequisite for MQSeries for VSE/ESA 2.1.1.
CICS/VSE 2.3 is supplied with VSE/ESA 2.3. Consequently, you can install MQSeries for VSE/ESA 2.1.1 on VSE/ESA 2.3, but you cannot install the security feature.
Message Data Conversion
Before release 2.1.1, MQSeries for VSE/ESA did not provide data conversion for message data. Data conversion was limited to internal MQSeries message headers. This allowed MQSeries to communicate with other MQSeries systems running on different hardware, with different operating systems and potentially divergent code pages.
MQSeries/VSE 2.1.1 introduces code page conversion for message data. You can configure MQSeries for VSE/ESA to convert message data for a standard set of built-in message formats including SAP (a third-party vendor product), Programmable Command Format (PCF), and others. It is also possible to define conversion exits for non-standard message formats.
PCF is a feature of MQSeries systems that allows the remote execution of system commands (for example, define queue and define channel).
Code page conversion for message data is extended to manage Unicode, DBCS, Euc, and ISO.
The message data conversion feature of MQSeries for VSE/ESA 2.1.1 does not provide anything more than the code page translation of standard messages in SAP, PCF, and other documented formats (that is, the full PCF feature is not available with 2.1.1).
Automatic VSAM Reorganization
MQSeries for VSE/ESA 2.1.1 uses VSAM for data storage. Queues specifically are implemented as keyed sequential datasets, which, in normal operation, require reorganization to maintain healthy performance. This can pose a problem for application systems that require 24 x 7 availability.
Version 2.1.1 expands and improves the automated reorganization mechanism for its VSAM datasets. MQ-dependent systems do not require downtime for scheduled VSAM reorganization. The mechanism is configurable, automatic, and generally transparent to MQSeries for VSE/ESA applications.
The reorganization mechanism is expanded to reorganize queues containing messages (not just empty queues).
Additionally, the batch submission element is eliminated.
The process is now executed entirely in CICS. This removes the CICS/VSE Report Controller product prerequisite. The mechanism is also considered more robust with the elimination of cross-partition communication.
Support for Java Clients
Java Message Service (JMS) offers developers an API for writing messaging applications in Java. JMS is available for MQSeries for AIX®, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, and Windows NT. MQSeries Client for Java is an additional set of Java classes that allow Java applications to establish MQ client connections with remote MQ queue managers.
Support for TCP/IP clients and connectability between MQSeries queue managers was introduced in V2.1.0. TCP/IP for VSE is improved and extended since its initial release. Version 2.1.1 takes advantage of these improvements.
With 2.1.1 channel definitions can use domain names in addition to IP addresses.
Trigger Userdata Support
Support for triggering transactions and programs based on message queue activity is an integral feature of MQSeries for VSE/ESA. Trigger programs can be activated when messages begin to arrive on a queue or every time a message arrives on a queue.
Enhanced Batch Interface
MQSeries for VSE is implemented to run under CICS. Consequently an MQSeries Batch Interface is needed for non-CICS applications to exploit MQSeries services.
Originally, the batch interface allowed one task per VSE system to establish a connection to the MQSeries for VSE/ESA V2.1.1 queue manager at a time. Further connection requests were rejected until an active connection terminated.
The enhanced batch interface expands this service to allow multiple batch subtasks in multiple partitions to access the VSE Queue Manager simultaneously. This new interface, already available via PTF, is included in the MQSeries for VSE/ESA 2.1.1 base product.
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.
e-business is accelerating the pace of change. Speed to market and quality of service are critical for success so companies need to be agile to survive. The MQSeries family provides a versatile platform for e-business.
The MQSeries family comprises five key elements:
Hardware and Software Support Services
SmoothStart Services, an on-site implementation and training startup services designed to accelerate your productive use of your IBM solution is provided by IBM Global services or your IBM Business Partner at additional cost.
MQSeries for VSE/ESA homepage
Although MQSeries for VSE/ESA R2.1.1 will run on VSE/ESA 2.3, the new security feature requires VSE/ESA 2.4, or later, and CICS® TS for VSE/ESA Release 1.1, or later.
Connectivity: MQseries for VSE/ESA 2.1.1 can be run only if the following access method is installed:
This feature is an authorization to attach up to 50 clients per server.
If the customer environment needs to attach more than 50 clients, then an appropriate number of extra Client Attachment Use Authorizations are required to cover the number of clients to be attached. The customer can order the Client Attachment feature in multiple quantities to cover the requirements.
Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by OS/390® Support Line. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. The OS/390 Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage, "how to," and suspected software defects for eligible products.
Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information on services supporting this product, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
Media selection is part of the initial order; the options are:
The media is no longer shipped on 6250 bpi tape.
The media contains server program code, and machine-readable information in U.S. English. The following hardcopy books are in U.S. English:
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:
Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before September 29, 2000, will be assigned a schedule date of October 6, 2000.
Shipment will begin on September 29, 2000.
Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature #9001 for asset registration. For graduated monthly license charge (MLC), specify the feature number below that corresponds to the group that contains the designated machine.
Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
Basic Group Graduated MLC Number Feature Number 10 1002 15 1003 18 1004 20 1005 25 1006 28 1007 29 1008 30 1009 31 1010 32 1011 35 1012 38 1013 40 1014 50 1015 60 1016 70 1017 80 1018
Multiple Operating System PR/SM (MOSP): For a graduated MLC, specify the feature number below that correspondsto the group that contains the designated machine.
MOSP Basic Group Graduated MLC Number Feature Number 18 1071 20 1072 25 1073 28 1074 29 1075 30 1076 31 1077 32 1078 35 1079 38 1080 40 1081 50 1082 60 1083 70 1084 80 1085
Note: The group can be determined by referring to Exhibit for IBM System/390 Machines (Z125-3901) that are associated with the IBM Customer Agreement (Z125-4575).
Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature #9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL OTC feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
ESL OTC(1) Program Program Feature Number Description Number 5686-A06 MQSeries for VSE/ESA V2R1.1 1070
ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390
Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC) To order a GOLC software, specify the program number, feature #9001 for asset registration, and the GOLC monthly charge feature number from the table below. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.
GOLC GOLC Feature Category Number H30 2000 H50 2001 H70 2002
Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.
Environment Feature number Distribution medium VSE/ESA 5882 3480 tape cartridge
Withdrawn Feature Number: Feature 5881 (media type 6250 bpi tape) will be withdrawn, effective September 5, 2000.
Environment Feature number Distribution medium VSE/ESA 5700 4-mm tape
Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature #3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature #3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature #3480; then the publications will ship with the next release of the program.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Serial number only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Ship media only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Ship documentation only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media) Update Shipments Ship Media updates only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation) Ship documentation only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media) Suppress updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation) Expedite Shipments Local IBM office expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer expedite process charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Optional Feature Client Attachment Use Authorization Feature
Client Basic MLC Attachment Feature Number 50 clients 1000
This feature is only available in blocks of 50, it can be ordered in multiple quantities to cover the customer's requirements. Contains Restricted Material of IBM .
DSLO License: To order a DSLO license, specify the program number, feature #9901 for asset registration, and the feature number below for a graduated MLC that corresponds to the group containing the designated machine.
DSLO Graduated Group MLC Feature Number 18 1038 20 1039 25 1040 28 1041 29 1042 30 1043 31 1044 32 1045 35 1046 38 1047 40 1048 50 1049 60 1050 70 1051 80 1052
MOSP: For a graduated MLC, specify the following feature number that corresponds to the group that contains the designated machine.
MOSP DSLO Graduated MLC Group Feature Number 18 1101 20 1102 25 1103 28 1104 29 1105 30 1106 31 1107 32 1108 35 1109 38 1110 40 1111 50 1112 60 1113 70 1114 80 1115
Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license will be provided through the basic license location. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.
Order Title Number MQSeries for VSE/ESA System GC34-5364 Management Guide MQSeries Clients GC33-1632 Licensed Program Specifications GC34-5365 Memo to customers GI10-2512
The MQSeries for VSE/ESA (SG24-5647) red book is available immediately.
Additional copies of unlicensed publications are available for a fee immediately. These copies may be ordered via direct order or you may contact your IBM representative.
Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.
Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: email@example.com Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. LE001 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.