IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-347
October 3, 2000

IBM MQSeries for OS/390 V5R2 Increases Your Messaging Availability and Bandwidth

 ENUS200-347.PDF (61KB)


At a Glance

Improved availability, capacity, productivity, system management and family consistency

  • High availability and high capacity through non-persistent messages in shared queues
  • Low-cost messaging within a queue-sharing group through non-persistent shared-queue messages
  • Easy system management within a queue-sharing group
  • Improved operations:
    • Command to list applications with open handles of a specified type on a specified queue
    • Rules-driven dead letter queue-handler
    • Faster queue manager restart through better handling of long running units of work
    • Automatic restart of hung receiver channels
    • Easier performance tuning and user charge back
  • Increased programming productivity through the Application Messaging Interface (AMI) eases working with MQSeries Integrator and publish and subscribe
  • Improved consistency with the rest of the MQSeries family:
    • AMI
    • Unicode support
    • Dead-letter queue handler
    • Support for 100 MB non-shared queue messages
  • Improved serviceability with better dump formatting

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

Overview

This new version of MQSeries® for OS/390® delivers new and improved function. As part of an ongoing harmonization process the Version and Release number have been aligned with the new MQSeries V5.2 distributed products announced today.

The headline item is shared queues for non-persistent messages of up to 63 KB stored in coupling facility list structures. Applications running on multiple queue managers in the same queue-sharing group anywhere in a Parallel Sysplex® can access the same shared queues for:

  • High availability
  • High capacity
  • Workload balancing

You can set-up different queue-sharing groups to access different sets of shared queues, for example, to separate test and production work.

You get easy system management of MQSeries resources within a queue-sharing group.

MQSeries system management and operation for sysplex and non-sysplex users is now easier.

The Application Messaging Interface (AMI) simplifies development of applications, especially those interfacing with MQSeries Integrator or MQSeries publish and subscribe.

Support for 100 MB messages and a rules-driven, dead-letter queue handler continues the drive toward MQSeries family consistency across the major platforms.

Note: 100 MB message support is also available via APAR PQ33000 on MQSeries for OS/390, V2R1.

MQSeries for OS/390, V5R2 is Advanced ClusterProven for S/390® and for the new zSeries 900 (z900).

Key Prerequisites

For shared queues: OS/390, V2.9, coupling facility level 9 and DB2® 5.1

For a comprehensive list of prerequisites, refer to the Specified Operating Environment section.

Planned Availability Date

November 24, 2000

Description

Availability and Capacity

Multiple queue managers in the same queue-sharing group running anywhere in the same parallel sysplex can MQPUT and MQGET non-persistent messages of 63 KB or less to the same set of shared queues. Each queue manager can only be a member of a single queue-sharing group.

Work does not stop if an application or queue manager should fail or be recycled. Other instances of the same application accessing the same shared queues continue to do the work. Throughput is no longer constrained by the capability of a single-queue manager. Multiple application instances on multiple queue managers can access the same shared queues and can thus do the same work. Pull workload balancing ensures that the most capable application instance processes the most messages.

Shared queue support for trigger first or trigger depth is based on committed messages only and can start an application to run on any or every queue manager in the queue-sharing group for each trigger event. Shared queue support for trigger every is also based on committed messages only and can start an application to run on any queue manager in the queue-sharing group for each trigger event.

If a queue manager fails, all queue managers in the same queue-sharing group will cooperate to peer recover its shared-queue-related work. Uncommitted messages will be quickly resolved and made available to other queue managers.

Applications that work with local queues will generally work unchanged with shared queues, provided they use non-persistent messages of 63 KB or less. You may need to modify some applications to accommodate new shared queue specific reason codes, and to change MQGET by MsgId or CorrelId to match the way the queue is indexed.

You can use a new 128-byte application generated connection token to ensure that a single instance of an application is executing within a queue-sharing group or that all instances are executing within the same queue manager. This serialization is only released when the application finishes normally, or when recovery is completed if the application or queue manager fails.

The MQSeries mover exploits shared transmission queues and a shared channel synchronization queue. This enables a different mover to take over channels from a failed mover. The MQSeries mover also supports a generic input port to provide session balancing for inbound channels. These mover enhancements enable unchanged remote queue managers to work with a queue-sharing group as a whole, rather than with individual queue managers within that queue-sharing group.

You can use a new intra-group queuing mechanism to send non-persistent messages of 63 KB or less to another queue manager in the same queue-sharing group. This exploits a shared queue to avoid the system management and execution time costs of channels.

Shared queue definitions and other control data reside in a DB2 data sharing database. Other MQSeries object definitions can also reside in that database to provide a single system image across a queue-sharing group.

MQSeries resource names in security profiles can be qualified by a queue-sharing group name and/or a queue manager name to provide flexible security control.

Shared queues require list structure enhancements in coupling facility level 9 and OS/390 V2.9.

Easier Operation

You can now determine which applications have an open handle of a specified type on a specified generic queue name.

You can identify:

  • Queue name and handle TYPE
  • Queue manager name
  • Batch job or CICS® region or IMS™ region
  • The USERID of the end user running a CICS or IMS transaction
  • Channel name and connection name

You can use this information to purge the offending application. You can also list all the address spaces connected to a queue manager together with a count of the user tasks currently using MQSeries from that address space.

You can use a new rules-driven, dead-letter queue handler to automate processing messages that could not be delivered to their target queues. This periodically scans the dead-letter queue, matching data in each message's headers against a user-defined rules table. When a match is found, the associated action is taken. You can use this, for example, to retry messages automatically when the mover fails to MQPUT to a target queue that was temporarily disabled or full.

Improved Operations and Faster Restart

This integrates support already delivered through the service channel.

New messages warn you of incomplete units of work as log data sets are archived. Restart improvements let you immediately commit units of work that would otherwise require you to mount possibly lost archived log data sets and delay restart while MQSeries reads these data sets. Other restart improvements tell you how far restart has progressed, and how much work remains.

The AdoptMCA mechanism automatically restarts hung receiver channels. Previously you had to restart these manually if your communications link failed when your channel had an outstanding receive.

Easier Performance Tuning and User Charge Back

Extra accounting data is cut at the end of each transaction and for long-running transactions at each statistics collection interval. This includes comprehensive data on a per queue and MQSeries request type basis. Statistics for the new coupling facility and DB2 resource managers are also cut at each statistics collection interval. This can either be the current MQSeries specific interval or the system-wide SMF statistics broadcast.

Application Programming Productivity

The new AMI, a high-level API for the MQSeries family, includes verbs for send and forget, request and response, and publish and subscribe messaging styles. It removes complicated options from your applications, replacing them with references to new policy and service objects. The policy objects can enforce standards and also add value through functions like built-in error handling. The AMI can be used in conjunction with MQSeries publish and subscribe and with other family members including MQSeries Integrator

Improved Consistency

In addition to the AMI, this release includes:

  • Data conversion support for Unicode UCS-2 and UTF-8 code pages
  • Rules-driven, dead-letter queue monitor
  • Support for non-shared queue messages of up to 100 MB

Improved Serviceability

Key data is formatted for specified internal components in an easily understood way.

Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 ready.

Product Positioning

MQSeries Family

The family of products based on IBM's industry-leading MQSeries software helps companies:

  • Address business integration issues quickly and economically
  • Become more agile
  • Stay flexible
  • Maintain customer orientation
  • Gain competitive position and stay there

The MQSeries family allows companies to maximize e-business opportunities by:

  • Leveraging existing resources
  • Improving speed-to-market
  • Anticipating IT changes as their business changes

The MQSeries family consists of five key components:

  • MQSeries — the core of the MQSeries family — the base messaging servers and clients provide once, and once only, message and queuing capability on more than 35 platforms.
  • MQSeries Adapter Offering — a framework and tools that build and customize MQSeries adapters for existing and new, prepackaged or custom-developed applications.
  • MQSeries Everyplace — extends the capabilities of MQSeries base messaging to mobile workers using laptops, PDAs, and telephones. It brings all the benefits of MQSeries messaging, including rock-solid security, to a failure-prone environment.
  • MQSeries Integrator — combines a one-to-many connectivity model, plus transformation, intelligent routing, and information flow modelling. It facilitates the development of new application services that comprise the functions of multiple, disparate existing business systems.
  • MQSeries Workflow — a business process management system that facilitates the rapid development and management of the business processes that integrate the IT and organizational infrastructure of a company.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

SmoothStart Services: SmoothStart Service for MQSeries provides customers with planning and installation services for MQSeries Solutions to ensure that their MQSeries Commercial Messaging environment is quickly up and running. Depending on customer requirements, an IBM specialist works with the customer's technical and programming staff to increase productivity and accelerate implementation of MQSeries licensed software.

Planning Services for MQSeries Solutions

IBM Planning Services for MQSeries Solutions is a customizable service designed to help customers with a plan to implement an MQSeries Solution within an organization. With this service, IBM can create the plan by collecting the necessary business requirements and infrastructure information, or can work with customer staff to customize and create the MQSeries plan. In addition, IBM Planning Services MQSeries Solutions assists in designing 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 customers 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 further information visit:

For additional information related to new enhanced Support Line and associated services, refer to Services Announcement 699-026 , dated June 15, 1999.

Trademarks

 
zSeries 900, IMS, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
MQSeries, OS/390, Parallel Sysplex, S/390, DB2, and CICS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

For MQSeries® courses, visit:

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules and enrollments.

MQSeries is a member of the International Middleware Association (IMWA) and the Electronic Messaging Association (EMA).

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

Any System/390® or IBM e(logo)server zSeries 900 (z900) processor capable of running the required level of operating system and that has enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, MQSeries for OS/390®, the access methods, and the application programs.

Software Requirements

Note that for software requirements, the Program Directory shipped with the product will normally contain the latest level of information, particularly concerning APAR/PTF levels of supported products.

The following products or equivalents at the specified minimum levels:

  • OS/390 (5647-A01) V2.6
  • Shared queues: OS/390 (5647-A01) V2.9, with Resource and Recovery Services activated, coupling facility level 9 and DB2® (5655-DB2) 5.1
  • AMI: if you use the AMI to communicate with MQSeries Integrator or MQSeries publish and subscribe in the CICS® environment then you need OS/390 V2.9
  • CICS applications: CICS/ESA® (5655-018) 4.1 or any level of CICS Transaction Server (CTS) (5655-147)
  • IMS™ applications: IMS (5695-176) 5.1
  • DB2 applications: DB2 (5655-DB2) 5.1
  • If you choose to use TCPaccess from Computer Associates, Inc., in place of IBM TCP/IP then you need V4.1 or for OESockets V5.2
  • PL/I applications:
    • IBM PL/I for MVS™ and VM (5688-235) V1.1.1
    • VisualAge® PL/I for OS/390 and VM (5655-B22) V2.2
  • COBOL applications:
    • IBM COBOL for OS/390 and VM (5688-197) V2.1
    • IBM COBOL for MVS and VM (5688-197) V1.2

OS/390 includes appropriate levels of Language Environment®, TCP/IP, VTAM®, SMP/E, TSO/E, JES, C/C++, DFSMS™/DFP, Security Server, High Level Assembler, ISPF, and ICSS.

The z900 requires the IBM License Use Management (LUM) tool for the Workload License Charge. A PTF will be made available to implement the LUM tool.

Compatibility: MQSeries for OS/390, V5R2 is upwardly compatible with programs written for MQSeries for MVS/ESA™ V1R2 and MQSeries for OS/390, V2R1. Regression testing is performed to ensure compatibility.

MQSeries Platforms: MQSeries supports more than 35 IBM and non-IBM platforms. Some platforms do not support all of the functions available in this product.

Performance Considerations: Performance information is made available via the MQSeries SupportPac™ library on the Web.

User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include Australasian SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE International, G.U.I.D.E. Europe, Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), Guide Latin American (LAG), SHARE EUROPE, and SHARE Incorporated.

Planning Information

Installability: For reference it should be noted that the CICS Mover function will be deleted from MQSeries for OS/390 the next time that re-versioning occurs.

Packaging: One copy of each of the following is supplied:

MQSeries for OS/390, V5R2 on 9-track magnetic tape, 6250 bits per inch (bpi), 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge or 4-mm DAT cartridge dependent on which feature number is selected.

One printed copy of each of the following books:

                                             Order
Title                                        Number
 
MQSeries for OS/390 License Program          GC34-5893
  Specification
MQSeries for OS/390 Problem                  GC34-5892
  Determination Guide
MQSeries for OS/390 Messages and             GC34-5891
  Codes
 
                                             Order
Title                                        Number
 
MQSeries Application Programming             SC33-1673
  Reference
MQSeries Concepts and Planning Guide         GC34-5650
MQSeries Application Programming Guide       SC33-0807
MQSeries Programming Interfaces              SX33-6095
  Summary
MQSeries Intercommunication                  SC33-1872
MQSeries MQSC Command Reference              SC33-1369
MQSeries Clients                             GC33-1632
MQSeries Using C++                           SC33-1877
MQSeries Queue Manager Clusters              SC34-5349
Program Directory                            GI10-2532
MQSeries Application Messaging               SC34-5604
  Interface
MQSeries Events Monitoring                   SC34-5760
MQSeries System Administration Guide         SC34-5652
MQSeries System Setup Guide                  SC34-5651

A CD-ROM containing the above publications in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) and HTML is separately orderable.

Optionally, if ordered, the Client Attachment feature on 9-track magnetic tape, 6250 bit per inch (bpi), 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge or 4mm DAT cartridge dependent upon which feature number is selected.

One copy of the MQSeries Clients V5.1 CD-ROM is supplied with the Client Attachment feature.

The Transaction Processing and Data CD-ROM (SK2T-0730) is also available at no extra charge (for one copy). Availability is not directly linked to product availability.

System Integrity

IBM will accept APARs where installation of MQSeries for OS/390, V5R2 introduces an exposure to the system integrity of OS/390. This program is intended to run authorized.

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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:

Ordering Information

The following advance publication is available now from the MQSeries Web site:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
MQSeries Concepts and Planning Guide                   GC34-5650

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Shipment will not occur before availability date.

New users of MQSeries for OS/390 should specify machine type/model 5655-F10.

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration.

MQSeries for OS/390, V5R2

ESL: To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL OTC feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                                                       ESL OTC
                                                       Feature
Description                                            Number
 
MQSeries for OS/390, V5R2 (5655-F10)                   0024
Client Attach Feature                                  0065

ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Parallel Sysplex® License Charge (PSLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B, and PSLC Level C, PSLC Level D features and quantity.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No-Charge (NC) Identifier feature on the licenses.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                    PSLC           PSLC Basic License
Machine             Feature        MLC Feature
MSU Capacity        Number         Description
 
1                   0001           PSLC Base, 1 MSU
2                   0002           PSLC Base, 2 MSUs
3                   0003           PSLC Base, 3 MSUs
4 to 45             0004           PSLC Level A, 1 MSU
                    0005(1)        PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs
46 to 175           0006           PSLC Level B, 1 MSU
                    0007(1)        PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs
                    0008(1)        PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs
 
                    PSLC           PSLC Basic License
Machine             Feature        MLC Feature
MSU Capacity        Number         Description
 
176 to 315          0009           PSLC Level C, 1 MSU
                    0010(1)        PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs
                    0011(1)        PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs
316 or more         0012           PSLC Level D, 1 MSU
                    0013           PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs
NA                  0014           PSLC NC IDENTIFIER
1
Does not apply to Japan

Example 1: For a single machine with 11 MSUs, the PSLC features would be:

  • 0003 — quantity 1
  • 0004 — quantity 8

Example 2: For two machines in a Parallel Sysplex, which have an aggregation of 60 MSUs, the PSLC features would be:

  • PSLC chargeable license #1:
    • 0003 — quantity 1
    • 0005 — quantity 1
    • 0006 — quantity 5
    • 0007 — quantity 1
  • PSLC no-charge license #2: 0023 — quantity 1

Variable Workload License Charge (WLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the WLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the WLC Level 1, WLC Level 2, WLC Level 3 and WLC Level 4 features with the appropriate quantity.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

The Variable WLC requires the use of the IBM License Use Management (LUM) tool. A PTF will be made available to implement the LUM tool on MQSeries for OS/390, V5R2.

Variable WLC Aggregation: When z/OS is installed on two or more System/390 or z900 machines comprising a sysplex, Variable WLC aggregation applies to z/OS and the S/390® software programs which have Variable WLC.

Whether there is only one or more than one license of the program in the sysplex, the charge for all licenses is associated to the "aggregation license" by specifying the applicable WLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the MSUs (millions of service units) in the sysplex. The "aggregation license" is an additional program license which is ordered and serialized, although there is no shipment associated with it.

For the actual licenses, the charge is reflected as $0.00 by specifying the applicable "registration" Variable WLC feature numbers and the quantity equal to the MSUs of that license running on the designated machine.

For MQSeries for OS/390, V5R2 (5655-F10), the Variable WLC feature numbers are as follows:

                    WLC
                    Feature         WLC Basic License MLC
MSU Capacity        Number         Feature Description
 
0 to 45             0028           WLC Base, 45 MSU
46 to 175           0029           WLC L1, 1 MSU
176 to 315          0032           WLC L2, 1 MSU
316 to 575          0034           WLC L3, 1 MSU
                    0036           WLC L3, 50 MSU
576 or more         0038           WLC L4, 1 MSU
                    0040           WLC L4, 50 MSU

                    WLC Reg        WLC Basic License
                    Feature        No-Charge Registration
MSU Capacity        Number         Feature Description
 
0 to 1              0030           WLC Base, 1 MSU Reg
2 to 175            0031           WLC L1, 1 MSU Reg
176 to 315          0033           WLC L2, 1 MSU Reg
316 to 575          0035           WLC L3, 1 MSU Reg
                    0037           WLC L3, 50 MSU Reg
576 or more         0039           WLC L4, 1 MSU Reg
                    0041           WLC L4, 50 MSU Reg

Example 1: For a single machine with the program running at 220 MSUs, the Variable WLC features would be:

  • 0028 — quantity 1
  • 0029 — quantity 130
  • 0032 — quantity 45

Example 2: If there are 2 machines in a sysplex, and a program is running on machine #1 at 190 MSUs and on machine #2 at 140 MSUs, the Variable WLC feature numbers and quantities to be ordered would be:

  • License on machine #1 for 190 MSUs:
    • 0030 — quantity 1
    • 0031 — quantity 174
    • 0033 — quantity 15
  • License on machine #2 for 140 MSUs:
    • 0030 — quantity 1
    • 0031 — quantity 139
  • Aggregation license for a total of 330 MSUs:
    • 0028 — quantity 1
    • 0029 — quantity 130
    • 0032 — quantity 140
    • 0034 — quantity 15

S/390 Usage Pricing (Usage License Charge) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the appropriate program and feature number, if required, for asset registration. Specify the applicable S390 Usage Pricing feature. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Charges will be based upon the Peak MSUs. Usage reported between thresholds of features 1, 2, or 3, will be rounded up to the next MSU level. Above 1.0 MSU, usage will be rounded to the nearest whole MSU. For example, 2.4 MSUs would round to 2.0 MSUs for pricing, and 2.5 MSUs would round to 3.0 MSUs for pricing.

Pricing will be determined by selecting either:

  • Feature 1 (if usage is below 0.25 MSU)
  • Feature 2 (if usage is between 0.26 and 0.50)
  • Feature 3 (if usage is between 0.51 and 1.0)
  • Feature 3+ (# MSUs from 2-11 times the charge associated with feature number 4) + (# MSUs from 12-44 times the charge associated with feature number 5) + (# MSUs from 45-78 times the charge associated with feature number 6) + (# MSUs above 78 times the charge associated with feature number 7 — if applicable)

                                        Usage Pricing
                                        Feature
Description                             Number
 
0 to 0.25 MSU Base                      0015
0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base                    0016
0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base                    0017
 
Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs)          0018
Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs)         0019
Level C Chg/MSU (45 to 78 MSUs)         0020
Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs)         0021
Level D Chg/MSU Per 50 MSUs for         0022
  machine capacity of 79
  or more MSUs
 
N/C ID Feature                          0023

Examples for ordering:

  • A customer with a measured usage (from the IBM Measured Usage report) of 0.3 MSU would order quantity 1 of the 0.26 to 0.5 MSU base feature.
  • A customer with 6.6 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:
    • Be rounded up to 7.0 MSUs
    • Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature
    • Order quantity 6 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
  • A customer with 15 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:
    • Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature
    • Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
    • Order quantity 4 of the Level B 1 MSU feature
  • A customer with 50 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:
    • Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature
    • Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
    • Order quantity 33 of the Level B 1 MSU feature
    • Order quantity 6 of the Level C 1 MSU feature
  • A customer with 85 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:
    • Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature
    • Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
    • Order quantity 33 of the Level B 1 MSU feature
    • Order quantity 34 of the Level C 1 MSU feature
    • Order quantity 7 of the Level D 1 MSU feature

Client Attachment Feature

Client Attach Feature — S/390 Usage Pricing

                                        Usage Pricing
                                        Feature
Description                             Number
 
0 to 0.25 MSU Base                      0056
0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base                    0057
0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base                    0058
 
Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs)          0059
Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs)         0060
Level C Chg/MSU (45 to 78 MSUs)         0061
Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs)         0062
Level D Chg/MSU Per 50 MSUs for         0063
  machine capacity of 79
  or more MSUs
 
N/C ID Feature                          0064

Client Attachment Feature — PSLC

                    PSLC           PSLC Basic License
Machine             Feature        MLC Feature
MSU Capacity        Number         Description
 
1                   0042           PSLC Base, 1 MSU
2                   0043           PSLC Base, 2 MSUs
3                   0044           PSLC Base, 3 MSUs
4 to 45             0045           PSLC Level A, 1 MSU
                    0046(1)        PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs
46 to 175           0047           PSLC Level B, 1 MSU
                    0048(1)        PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs
                    0049(1)        PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs
176 to 315          0050           PSLC Level C, 1 MSU
                    0051(1)        PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs
                    0052(1)        PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs
316 or more         0053           PSLC Level D, 1 MSU
                    0054           PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs
NA                  0055           PSLC NC IDENTIFIER
1
Does not apply to Japan

Client Attachment Feature — Variable WLC: For the Client Attach Feature, the Variable WLC feature numbers are as follows:

                    WLC
                    Feature        WLC Basic License MLC
MSU Capacity        Number         Feature Description
 
0 to 45             0069           WLC Base, 45 MSU
46 to 175           0070           WLC L1, 1 MSU
176 to 315          0073           WLC L2, 1 MSU
316 to 575          0075           WLC L3, 1 MSU
                    0077           WLC L3, 50 MSU
576 or more         0079           WLC L4, 1 MSU
                    0081           WLC L4, 50 MSU

                    WLC Reg        WLC Basic License
                    Feature        No-Charge Registration
MSU Capacity        Number         Feature Description
 
0 to 1              0071           WLC Base, 1 MSU Reg
2 to 175            0072           WLC L1, 1 MSU Reg
176 to 315          0074           WLC L2, 1 MSU Reg
316 to 575          0076           WLC L3, 1 MSU Reg
                    0078           WLC L3, 50 MSU Reg
576 or more         0080           WLC L4, 1 MSU Reg
                    0082           WLC L4, 50 MSU Reg

Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC): To order a GOLC software, specify the program number, feature number 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.

MQSeries for OS/390

                    GOLC
GOLC                Feature
Category            Number
 
H30                 0025
H50                 0026
H70                 0027

Client Attach Feature

                    GOLC
GOLC                Feature
Category            Number
 
H30                 0066
H50                 0067
H70                 0068

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.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: As part of the order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

The machine-readable material shipped on the distribution media is common to all languages shipped, and includes messages translated to Japanese and Simplified Chinese. Different distribution medium feature numbers are provided by language, but this is only because they cause the appropriate translated hardcopy publications to be shipped with the product tape.

                                                       Feature
Distribution Medium                                    Number
 
OS/390
 
Magnetic Tape 9-track 6250-bpi                         5811
3480 1/2-inch Tape Cartridge                           5812
4-mm DAT Cartridge                                     6147

Basic Machine-Readable Material with Translated Publications: For an order with hard-copy publications in Japanese (Kanji), select the feature number of the desired distribution medium below, instead of the base feature number:

                                                       Feature
Distribution Medium                                    Number
 
OS/390
 
Magnetic Tape 9-track 6250-bpi, with                   5801
  Japanese publications
3480 1/2-inch Tape Cartridge, with                     5802
  Japanese publications
4-mm DAT Cartridge, with Japanese                      6148
  publications

No translated publications in Simplified Chinese are provided for MQSeries for OS/390, V5R2 so there are no Simplified Chinese distribution media feature numbers.

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 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)
 
Single Pallet delivery                                 3483
 
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 Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number for the desired distribution medium:

Client Attachment Feature

                                                       Feature
Description                                            Number
 
OS/390
 
Magnetic Tape 9-track 6250-bpi                         5821
3480 1/2-inch Tape Cartridge                           5822
4-mm DAT Cartridge                                     6149

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo, program directory, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
MQSeries for OS/390 License Program                    GC34-5893
  Specification
MQSeries for OS/390 Problem                            GC34-5892
  Determination Guide
MQSeries for OS/390 Messages and Codes                 GC34-5891
MQSeries Application Programming                       SC33-1673
  Reference
MQSeries Concepts and Planning Guide                   GC34-5650
MQSeries Application Programming Guide                 SC33-0807
MQSeries Programming Interfaces                        SX33-6095
  Reference Summary
MQSeries Intercommunication                            SC33-1872
MQSeries MQSC Command Reference                        SC33-1369
MQSeries Clients                                       GC33-1632
MQSeries Using C++                                     SC33-1877
MQSeries Queue Manager Clusters                        SC34-5349
Program Directory                                      GI10-2532
MQSeries Application Messaging                         SC34-5604
  Interface
MQSeries Events Monitoring                             SC34-5760
MQSeries System Administration Guide                   SC34-5652
MQSeries System Setup Guide                            SC34-5651

Unlicensed Publications in Softcopy

Product Kit: One copy of the MQSeries for OS/390 specific publications Product Kit on CD-ROM (SK3T-6897) will be shipped free of charge with this product if feature number 7099 is specified in the order.

Collection Kit for Transaction Processing and Data products: One copy of the Collection Kit for Transaction Processing and Data products CD-ROM (SK2T-0730) will be shipped free of charge with this product if feature number 7132 is specified in the order.

Licensed Documentation: There is no licensed documentation for MQSeries for OS/390, V5R2.

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.

The following publications are translated:

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
Language:  English
 
MQSeries for OS/390 License Program               GC34-5893
  Specification
 
Language:  Japanese
 
MQSeries for OS/390 Problem                       GC88-8846
  Determination Guide
MQSeries for OS/390 Messages and Codes            GC88-8845
MQSeries Application Programming                  SC88-7354
  Reference
MQSeries Concepts and Planning Guide              GC88-8615
MQSeries Application Programming Guide            SC88-7253
 
Language:  English
 
MQSeries Programming Interfaces                   SX33-6095
  Reference Summary
 
                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
Language:  Japanese
 
MQSeries Intercommunication                       SC88-7775
MQSeries MQSC Command Reference                   SC88-7315
MQSeries Clients                                  GC88-7495
MQSeries Using C++                                SC88-7778
MQSeries Queue Manager Clusters                   SD88-7165
 
Language:  English
 
Program Directory                                 GI10-2532
MQSeries Application Messaging                    SC88-8704
  Interface
MQSeries Events Monitoring                        SC88-8705
MQSeries System Administration Guide              SC88-8617
MQSeries System Setup Guide                       GC88-8616

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM Customer Agreement

WLCs Apply: Yes, refer to the Attachment for S/390 WLCs (Z125-6323).

Variable Charges Apply: No

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Applies: No

Installation License or Location License Applies: No

Usage Restriction Applies: No

Educational Allowance: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Volume Discount: Not applicable

                                               Single
                                              Version
                         Replacement          Charging
Replaced Programs        Programs             Applies
 
MQSeries                 MQSeries               Yes
  for OS/390,            for OS/390,
  V2R1 (5655-A95)        V5R2 (5655-F10)
 
MQSeries                 To a follow-on,        N/A
  for OS/390,            if any
  V5R2 (5655-F10)

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: Some
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: Some
  • Object Code Only (OCO): None

Testing Period: Two months (Basic license only)

Program Services

  • Support Center applies. Access is available through the IBM Support Center.
  • Available until discontinued: 12-months written notice
  • APAR Mailing Address: Raleigh

Support Line: Yes

Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.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.

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