IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-055
March 13, 2001
IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.3 the Process Engine for WebSphere and MQSeries
(Corrected on May 31, 2001)
Made changes in the following sections: Comprehensive Support for Web
Standards, Configuring Clusters for Large Installations, Proof of
Concepts, Packaging, Passport Advantage, and Ordering the Host Server
At a Glance
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
MQSeries® Workflow Version 3.3 is the powerful process engine at the heart of IBM's Business Process Management (BPM) software enabling business agility, service-level management and rapid process deployment based on WebSphere and MQSeries.
Exciting new features such as an enriched, fully-supported Web Client, increased performance, support for Oracle 8, and event handling together with support for open Web standards, puts this product at the heart of e-business for large and small organizations. This, combined with rapid build and deployment solutions from front-end to back-end integration, allows your organization to be agile from both a business and IT point of view.
MQSeries Workflow executes process definitions captured during modeling and ensures that business functions are performed reliably and correctly using the transactional integrity of MQSeries.
It is scalable, taking full advantage of multiprocess engines and clustering, and is particularly well suited to Webserver farms.
It executes processes running from sub-seconds to many months. Its full restart-and-recover capability makes it truly fault tolerant.
When you require true 24 x 7 operations, MQSeries Workflow is the engine you can bet your mission-critical business processes on.
The powerful process engine facilitates the integration of services provided by IT and organizational infrastructures; integrating the applications you buy, the applications you build, with your customers, business partners, suppliers and employees.
The thousands of applications already enabled for MQSeries in the marketplace can now be used with the process engine, leveraging standard MQSeries business integration technologies.
With BPM from IBM you can transform from traditional business models to e-business models giving you the flexibility, agility, and process visibility for competitive differentiation.
MQSeries Workflow Version 3.3 is available on the following platforms:
MQSeries Workflow is the core of IBM's Business Process Management software. It lets you define and execute business processes from start to end, lifting your organization to new levels of business agility while leveraging existing IT and organizational infrastructures. MQSeries Workflow provides the highly scalable, reliable and transactional environment necessary for mission-critical e-business solutions. It is ideally suited for any industry.
MQSeries Workflow offers you the competitive edge by aligning your processes with your business objectives, accelerating process flow, cutting costs, eliminating errors, and improving productivity. With the ability to capture and disseminate process knowledge across the entire value chain, MQSeries Workflow helps your organization define, document, test, control, execute, improve and integrate your business processes.
Business agility is so vital in the competitive world of e-business.
Separating business process logic from IT and organizational
infrastructures enables your organization to be and to remain agile in a
constantly changing and dynamic market place. With MQSeries Workflow
powering your Business Process Management System your business reaches
new heights in business agility, service-level management and reuse of
Rich and Fully Supported Web Client
The MQSeries Workflow Web Client previously available as a supported
SupportPac with MQSeries Workflow V3.2, has been further enhanced
per the needs of large production customers and technology evolution.
The Web Client is now available as part of the MQSeries Workflow product,
on WebSphere it runs on top of the MQSeries Workflow Java APIs. It
exploits standard Web technologies such as HTML, XML, JSP, servlets on
all supported platforms, RMI over IIOP on workstations only. It supports
user interaction with the process via common Web browsers and the
integration of Java- and CORBA-based application components running on a
WebSphere Application Server. On z/OS or OS/390, the Web Client does not
provide support for the process monitor.
Broader support palette
Container Size Extended to 4 MB
High throughput rates are the key prerequisite for business process management without human intervention and fast execution of automatic activities.
Significant code changes within the MQSeries Workflow implementation now speed up the execution of automatic activities. For example, database access has been further optimized. Major performance improvements are gained for automatic program activities started unattended.
Thorough optimization in the MQSeries Workflow server code and various components now yield better performance for:
Implementing highly automated business processes requires best performance in a DB2 data sharing scenario on host servers with affinity between the business process management system and runtime process instances. Internal code changes have now increased the MQSeries Workflow performance on host servers.
Support for Webserver Farms
Client/server applications normally need a close affinity between each other to accomplish the correct routing of client requests, making it impossible to move servers freely among different processors.
This new release supports now Stateless APIs that overcome the dedicated
affinity between client and server. This allows clustered application
servers processing of requests on any server when operating in Web server
farms. The benefit is enhanced scalability and availability; improved
response time can be reached when more processors are added. The Web
Client, part of the new release, exploits this new functionality.
Comprehensive Support for Web Standards
Enabling business process management for e-business requires a rich and comprehensive support of common web standards. MQSeries Workflow is now significantly enhanced:
Dynamic Sub-Process Invocation
Specific circumstances (specific business data) during the execution of a
business process, sometimes require a definition of the specific
sub-process that should be invoked during the execution of the business
process. MQSeries Workflow is enhanced to send the template name of the
(sub-)process to be invoked via the input container of the defined
process activity. The navigation engine checks the corresponding field
in the process activity input container and creates a process instance
using the received process template name. This brings much more
flexibility to the execution of business processes.
Configuring Clusters for Large Installations
Increasing demand for workflow server performance and reliability in large installations requires the concentration of incoming workflow client messages into a bigger data stream prior to being directly sent to the workflow server. This approach requires messages to be put directly on a MQSeries queue manager queue acting as a client concentrator. The client concentrator distributes the client messages to a number of workflow systems connected in an MQSeries cluster. Thus the client concentrator acts as a workload distributor between the MQSeries Workflow servers (systems) of a MQSeries Workflow system group.
MQSeries Workflow now allows workflow clients to directly put their
requests to a client concentrator, rather than into the MQSeries Workflow
server queue. Using one or more client concentrators is especially
recommended if you have a large number of clients. In this setup,
MQSeries Workflow clients connect to a number of different MQSeries
Workflow servers of a MQSeries Workflow system group via one or more
concentrators; all the client concentrators have to run in the same
MQSeries cluster. This configuration simplifies system administration
and prevents a tight coupling clients and servers, providing increasing
reliability and availability.
Process Model Enhancements
As previously available for the MQSeries Workflow PEA and PES only, the commands TerminateActivity and TerminateProcess are extended to the Event Server (UPES). These commands allow you to send a termination message in XML format to trigger automatically follow-on steps.
MQSeries Workflow now specifies precisely an activity's end state (finish, force finish, expired, skipped). Dependent on one of these different end states, a process model can better differentiate for the follow-on step. This enables MQSeries Workflow Buildtime to provide higher automation for Runtime when a business process has to navigate to the suitable next activity.
A new activity status is introduced called "expired." In MQSeries Workflow Buildtime, the model defines when an activity changes its state to "expired," based on the activity duration. When an activity expires, this then is taken in account from the runtime workflow server for ongoing navigation steps. In the MQSeries Workflow Buildtime the business process modeler can add this activity state "expired" to the transition conditions of the leaving control connectors to branch to the appropriate follow-on steps. You can automate the process flow after specific activities have expired, rather then checking for notification items to start the next steps manually.
MQSeries Workflow now provides the new capability to send data container information through the APIs when performing:
MQSeries Workflow Java APIs
Value and importance of a realtime system depends on its reliability, precision, and currency. Consequently MQSeries Workflow stores audit trail records immediately in the database and sends them in XML format to a dedicated MQSeries queue that can directly trigger follow-on activities.
In addition, filters allow you to determine the audit trail records in
finer granularity according to the different topology objects (domain,
system group, system, process activity); this concept realizes a kind of
To allow connection to other authentication systems, MQSeries Workflow
now makes available an Authentication Exit implemented in C and Java.
Possible systems that might be connected using this could be LDAP,
RACF®, or others. The Java exit is not available on z/OS or OS/390.
Tivoli® Inventory Enablement
Large IT environments require sophisticated and automatic methods to help system administrators to distribute new software or software updates on a huge number of computers.
Every installation of MQSeries Workflow on any machine will install an
additional file on these machines, containing information about the
installed MQSeries Workflow component. System administrators can use
this file to manage future installations of MQSeries Workflow updates, or
For system recovery and failure determination, tracing information especially of the last minutes of the running system have to be made available for further examination. This is analogous to the "black box" recording the last minutes of an airplane flight.
MQSeries Workflow manages a set of in-storage buffers for trace entries
that are created by Workflow server instances. Server settings control
the amount of trace data desired. Full trace buffers can optionally and
asynchronously be written out to data set. Tools are provided for the
analysis of trace data from trace or dump data sets with IPCS (only on
z/OS and OS/390).
.-------------------+------+---+-----+-------+-------+-------. | | z/OS,|AIX|HP-UX|Solaris|Windows|Windows| | |OS/390| |10.20| +SPARC|NT+2000| 98/Me | |-------------------+------+---+-----+-------+-------+-------| |Buildtime | | | | | x | x | |-------------------+------+---+-----+-------+-------+-------| |Runtime Server | x | x | x | x | x | | |-------------------+------+---+-----+-------+-------+-------| |Web Client Servlet | x | x | | x | x | | |-------------------+------+---+-----+-------+-------+-------| |Prog. Exec. Server | x | | | | | | |-------------------+------+---+-----+-------+-------+-------| |Prog. Exec. Agent | | x | x | x | x | x | |----------------- -+------+---+-----+-------+-------+-------| |Client GUI | | | | | x | x | |-------------------+------+---+-----+-------+-------+-------| |Client API | x | x | x* | x | x | x | |-------------------+------+---+-----+-------+-------+-------| |Admin Utility | | x | x | x | x | x | |-------------------+------+---+-----+-------+-------+-------| |Lotus Notes(RM) API| | | | | x | x | |-------------------+------+---+-----+-------+-------+-------| |* Excludes Java support | '------------------------------------------------------------'
Withdrawn Features Offered Under Former Releases
This is the last release to support FlowMark® V2.3 Compatibility APIs.
Integrating Your Business with MQSeries Workflow through Business Process Management
MQSeries Workflow is the core of IBM's Business Process Management software. It defines and executes start-to-end business processes, lifting your organization to new levels of business agility while leveraging existing IT and organizational infrastructures. MQSeries Workflow delivers the highly scalable, reliable and transactional environment demanded by mission-critical e-business solutions making it ideally suited for any industry.
MQSeries Workflow provides the competitive edge by aligning your process with your business objectives, accelerating process flow, cutting costs, eliminating errors, and improving productivity. With the ability to capture and disseminate process knowledge across the entire value chain, MQSeries Workflow helps your organization define, document, test, control, execute, improve, and integrate your business processes.
Separating business process logic from IT and organizational infrastructures enables your organization to be and remain agile in a constantly changing and dynamic market place so vital in the competitive world of e-business. With MQSeries Workflow powering your Business Process Management System your business reaches new heights in business agility, service-level management and reuse of business services.
MQSeries Workflow automates and tracks process flows across multiple units of work, tying together disparate systems and their users, and routing data automatically from step to step. It gives you control and feedback on the execution of complete start-to-end business processes that span application boundaries, providing consistent business process execution across customer access channels and backend application systems.
MQSeries Workflow encapsulates process logic, enhancing e-business
flexibility, and links process logic to application functions and human
input. It ensures that your business and IT requests are processed the
way you want it, and gives you the flexibility to change process flows
without IT involvement.
Adaptive Enterprises and Solutions
To react quickly to Business Process Changes, workflow technology is
becoming the core element of IT infrastructures supporting adaptive
businesses that can quickly respond to changing business needs. Workflow
technology is also becoming a key element of new types of solution
packages delivering the powerful client layer that interacts with
multiple solution components. IBM Enterprise Information Portal (EIP),
Tivoli Application Server, as well as third party solutions (that is, i2,
TradeMetrics) are examples of this approach.
e-business Needs Business Process Management
Business Process Management delivers a state-aware, process-focused control service for e-business applications and users, processing customer requests through an e-business that often crosses enterprise boundaries. Repeatable, precise, and controlled process execution, even under high-volume circumstances, is a key need for e-business solutions that MQSeries Workflow can deliver.
e-business is a huge opportunity for the development of new integrated solutions to link virtually everyone, everywhere. Speed-to-market and quick reaction to market changes are key in this environment. The ability of MQSeries Workflow to integrate existing and new application components on distributed platforms into business solutions enables this flexibility needed for e-business solutions and allows you to update individual workflow applications or the process model gradually as your business demands.
The user interface these solutions expose are typically custom built,
based on the customer's Internet support technology like browsers, or
preferred communication protocols, ORB, development environments, and
Internet standards such as CGI, Java, HTML, and XML. MQSeries Workflow
supports the creation of such solutions via its Runtime API Libraries and
its MQSeries Workflow Development Kit.
Using MQSeries Workflow with WebSphere and MQSeries
For WebSphere, and when implementing new Web services with the WebSphere
products, thinking in processes and exploiting Business Process
Management technology is key. Complex new services, for example, built
on top and composed of existing EJBs, have to be connected and controlled
using process management technology. New services can satisfy the
requirements identified for enterprises to change these services quickly
and to allow end-to-end monitoring. MQSeries Workflow allows you the
integration of EJBs within the overall business process. Besides that,
MQSeries Workflow is part of the WebSphere portfolio, listed in the
top-level accelerator software group.
Complying to Open Standards
MQSeries Workflow supports a wide variety of standard technologies to build and integrate applications and user interfaces; their most prominent examples follow:
Application Development and User Interface Standards: Managing processes in real business requires the integration of services provided by distributed resources in the existing IT and organizational infrastructure, independent of the technologies used for user interfaces or application development. This is possible only via a standard-based approach to process management as with MQSeries Workflow. This has been designed according to the Workflow Management Coalition's (WfMC) reference model, to exploit messaging-based, industry-standard application integration, to offer a standard user interface, and to use common OMG and Web technologies, such as Servlet APIs, JSP, CORBA (RMI Over IIOP), and JNDI.
Flow Definition Language (FDL): Deploying process knowledge requires an open interface for process definition, such as MQSeries Workflow FDL supported by modelling tools such as Holosofx, Adonis, and ARIS from IDS-Scheer. This process definition language is independent from a modeling and cost analysis methodology like LOVEM, UML, or ABC (activity-based costing). You can continue to use your methodology of choice.
Process templates and information models form the core of customizable solutions, requiring the use of an appropriate process definition language such as FDL and a standard data interface language such as XML. MQSeries Financial Solution Edition (MQFSE) is an example of such a standards-based approach to process-based solutions.
WfMC: The definition of standards for workflow management systems is driven by the WfMC. This is a group of companies whose aim is to develop specifications that allow different workflow management products to interoperate with each other. In addition, the WfMC supports related workflow specifications with appropriate standard bodies, such as OMG, as a base for wider deployment of workflow interfaces in the context of object-oriented and Internet-based development efforts. For more information visit these Web sites:
MQSeries Workflow is designed according to the WfMC reference model. APIs are available based on this modular architecture.
As a sponsor of the WfMC, IBM also continues to be a major contributor to future standard development.
XML: Originally intended as a universal data syntax for document processing and exchange, XML as proposed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is now gaining worldwide acceptance for application software integration. It is perceived as an open standard that impacts an ever growing number of software from various application areas.
MQSeries Workflow uses XML to accomplish integration with WebSphere, other MQSeries products or generally, applications that base on Web and messaging technology.
New platforms and prerequisites supported by this release include:
Services Support and Solutions Offerings
IBM is committed to working with industry vendors to define interfaces for higher-value functions, APIs, tools, and management functions for Business Integration. IBM also provides partnering opportunities for solution providers and system integrators (SIs). IBM works with several partners to make available complementary solutions, applications, tools, and system management and monitoring offerings.
System integrators are able to assist you with implementation and integration.
Generally, IBM makes available, free or for a fee, this category of add-on programs provided by various sources worldwide. For MQSeries Workflow, development has finished these new features, available without a charge.
Rapid Deployment Wizard: Business Process Management requires rapid process deployment with user interfaces understandable and meaningful. Based on the data definitions stored in the process model, a new SupportPac is available providing generation and modification of JSP-based user interfaces. The GUI-Wizard, based on WebSphere Studio, helps significantly for rapid process deployment, further reducing the efforts needed to customize user interfaces for process interaction.
Asynchronous Event Handling: Business processes depending on events that occur in the environment they are integrating must be able to react to and maybe wait for external events; for instance waiting for a fax, letter, e-mail, or any other message (event) important for the execution of the business process for any reason. To show how this can be done, with MQSeries Workflow Version 3.3 a SupportPac is provided, showing MQSeries Workflow and MQSeries Integrator implementing these events. Here, MQSeries Workflow uses MQSeries Integrator message flows (while exploiting publish/subscribe features) to wait for an external event, and whenever the event occurs, MQSI Integrator informs MQSeries Workflow that the event has occurred. The required and predefined data is returned to MQSeries Workflow. Then, the navigation engine interprets the data and moves on navigating through the process model.
For download, visit the Web site below. IBM is continuously preparing new features that incorporate advanced technical functions. Upon availability, IBM will make them accessible. Check this Web site from time to time:
Workflow Competency Center Services
These centers provide you additional, customized offerings for a fee:
Proof of Concept: serves as a commitment between new customers or prospects and IBM to support a statement of work. In most cases it includes a proposal to implement a Business Process Management solution that solves the customer's needs. The typical duration will range from 2-4 weeks. The customer and IBM will jointly define the requirements. Both sides provide the resources to ensure success.
Request detailed information via e-mail from:
IBM Learning Services, selected IBM Business Partners, and authorized Training Partners offer public, scheduled classes comprising of basic concepts and hands-on training about all aspects of MQSeries Workflow. A modular curriculum features:
Ask your IBM representative or Business Partner for details and enrollment. Visit these Web sites for information:
To focus your individual education needs, customized classes can be arranged, send your request to:
Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
Services designed to assist you in the installation and implementation of MQSeries Workflow in your organization are also available.
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
These publications apply exclusively to the host server program, available in U.S. English only:
Form Title Number MQSeries Workflow for z/OS Version 3.3 Program Directory GI10-0483 Customization and Administration SC33-7030 Programming Guide SC33-7031 Messages and Codes SC33-7032
The following publications (in U.S. English) are included in the workstations program package, the Passport Advantage Documentation Package, and the host server package 5655-BPM:
Form Title Number MQSeries Workflow for z/OS Version 3.3 Concepts and Architecture(1) GH12-6285 Getting Started with Buildtime SH12-6286 Getting Started with Runtime SH12-6287 Installation Guide SH12-6288 Administration Guide SH12-6289 Programming Guide SH12-6291
All these books can be ordered separately, contact your Business Partner or IBM representative.
Displayable Softcopy Publications: These publications are part of the basic machine-readable material and can be displayed with an HTML browser or with Adobe Acrobat Reader. The publications are stored as HTML and PDF files on a CD-ROM dedicated to softcopy documentation, which is shipped with the program CD-ROM.
The files can also be used with an HTML browser or with an Adobe Acrobat Reader to create unmodified printed copies of these manuals. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
The specifications are recommended numbers for a two-tier configuration (database and server reside on the same system).
DB2 UDB Jet Engine Operating Main Main Environment Memory HDD Memory HDD Windows 2000 96 MB 1 GB 96 MB 700 MB Windows NT 96 MB 1 GB 96 MB 700 MB Windows 98 96 MB 1 GB 96 MB 700 MB Windows Me 96 MB 1 GB 96 MB 700 MB
For test or demonstration purposes, an ThinkPad® or portable personal computer is acceptable.
Operating Main Environment Memory HDD Windows 2000 256 MB 2 GB
Operating Main Environment Memory HDD RS/6000 512 MB 2 GB
Operating Main Environment Memory HDD HP 9000 512 MB 2 GB
Operating Main Environment Memory HDD Sun SPARC 512 MB 2 GB
MQSeries Workflow runs in 32-bit mode only.
For test or demo purposes, an ThinkPad or portable personal computer is acceptable.
Operating Main Environment Memory HDD Windows NT 256 MB 2 GB
z/OS Program 5655-BPM
For ORB on RMI-IIOP:
For the development of programs using the Workflow APIs and running on z/OS or OS/390, one of:
To use the non-transactional EXCI:
To use the transactional EXCI (for safe applications):
To use the CPIC:
Web Application Server
To link a Web environment to a MQSeries Workflow Server, the MQSeries Workflow Web Client requires a computer system with sufficient main memory and mass storage to run:
User Access to the Web
A browser supporting HTML 4 with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is required, such as Netscape Navigator V4.7, or Microsoft Internet Explorer V5
Applications developed under previous releases or under FlowMark V2.3 can be recompiled and relinked as long as MQSeries Workflow V3.3 supports the programming languages affected.
Limitations: To plan for optimum performance and capacity and for possible limitations, contact your IBM representative or Business Partner for a Solution Assurance review with a Workflow Competency Center expert.
To increase the number of users sharing the same processes, consider the use of multiple workflow servers sharing the same database.
Usage on Workstation Servers: Workstations with their processors have been assigned to five processor groups (Tiers) associated with a certain number of Capacity Units (CU) to cover the MQSeries Workflow runtime servers and databases installed in each licensed user's organization.
The charge for runtime servers and databases depends on the capacity of the servers on which it is installed in the licensed user's organization. The greater the number of processors or machines, the more CUs are required. Each licensed user is required to purchase CU authorizations to use MQSeries Workflow runtime servers or databases on each machine and machine upgrade. If a licensed user changes the processor or machine which runs MQSeries Workflow in the runtime environment, the licensed user agrees to notify IBM or its reseller, as stated in the IPLA.
MQSeries Family Processor Groups
The following table reflects the number of required CUs applicable to all workstation platforms for MQSeries Workflow runtime servers and databases.
Required CU Tier Description Authorizations 1 Intel Uniprocessor machines 2 2 Intel 2-way SMP machines + RISC 1-2 processors per box/SP node 4 3 Intel/RISC 3-8 processors 8 per box/SP node 4 Intel/RISC 9-23 processors 16 per box/SP node 5 Intel/RISC (GT/EQ) = 24 processors 30 per box/SP node
Intel machines include compatible processors such as Cyrix and AMD.
The program package includes two CU authorizations; additional CU authorizations must be purchased for a licensed user to be authorized to use MQSeries Workflow runtime servers and databases on processors or machines that are included in Tier 2, 3, 4, or 5.
The total number of Required CUs may not exceed the number authorized by the applicable Proof of Entitlements (POE).
Usage of MQSeries: MQSeries Workflow contains a copy of MQSeries (messaging) which each licensed user is only authorized to use in association with the licensed use of MQSeries Workflow. Licensed users of MQSeries Workflow may use MQSeries on any machine that is:
Any other use, specifically with custom messaging applications, is not permitted without a full separate MQSeries license. A licensed user may transfer the copy of MQSeries included with MQSeries Workflow, but only:
Usage of DB2 UDB: MQSeries Workflow contains a copy of DB2 UDB. Licensed users may only use this program in association with their licensed use of MQSeries Workflow, to provide the database management system (DBMS) for MQSeries Workflow, or to store and retrieve contents of MQSeries Workflow messages. Any other use, specifically with custom database applications, is not permitted without a full separate DB2 UDB license. A licensed user may transfer the copy of DB2 UDB included with MQSeries Workflow, but only:
Licensing of Standby Servers: When in idle standby mode, a backup MQSeries Workflow server needs no MQSeries Workflow license. Should a failure occur, the MQSeries Workflow CUs shall be considered transferred from the failed machine to the backup machine. For this transfer of authorization, licensed users must ensure that the backup machine is fully licensed.
When the failed machine recovers and resumes MQSeries Workflow processing, these authorizations are returned to the recovered machine, and the backup machine authorization returns to its original state.
Usage on zSeries and S/390 Systems: The machines on which MQSeries Workflow is installed in the licensed user's organization, have been classified within six groups according to their capacity specified in Million Service Units (MSU). Each machine running an MQSeries Workflow for z/OS runtime server in the licensed user's organization requires a license. The charge for MQSeries Workflow depends on the number of MSUs to cover all MQSeries Workflow runtime servers installed in each licensed user's organization.
Usage of DB2 UDB: MQSeries Workflow for z/OS contains copies of DB2 UDB for Workstations, included on CD-ROMs. Licensed users are only authorized to use this database in association with their licensed use of MQSeries Workflow for z/OS, to provide the database for the Buildtime environment for MQSeries Workflow for z/OS. Any other use, specifically with custom database applications, is not permitted without a full separate DB2 UDB license. A licensed user may transfer the copy of DB2 UDB for Windows included with MQSeries Workflow for z/OS, but only:
Usage of MQSeries (Messaging): MQSeries Workflow for z/OS contains a copy of MQSeries for workstations which each licensed user is only authorized to use in association with the licensed use of MQSeries Workflow for z/OS. Licensed users of MQSeries Workflow for z/OS may use MQSeries on any workstation only by means of MQSeries Workflow applications or APIs. Any other use on workstations, specifically with custom messaging applications, is not permitted without a full separate MQSeries license.
A licensed user may transfer the copy of MQSeries for workstations included with MQSeries Workflow for z/OS, but only:
For the actual status, visit:
Program Package on Workstations (Multiplatforms) MQSeries Workflow Version 3.3 is available as one family program package, containing all product components for all supported workstation operating environments. It includes:
This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM
license agreement, and LI, if appropriate and will be presented for
acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and
LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future
Security, Auditability, and Control
The security and auditability features are:
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
All charges are one-time charges (OTC). The program package carries a fixed price. In addition, processor-based charges for all processors or machines running MQSeries Workflow runtime servers and databases apply to your runtime environment. Two capacity units included in the IBM program package or purchased with Passport Advantage entitle you for a free number of Buildtime users.
Part Description Number MQSeries Workflow Version 3.3 Program Package, U.S. English + 0790875 multilingual, includes 2 CUs One additional CU 0791009 Part Description Number Electronic Delivery -- Multilingual Windows CZ89LML AIX CZ89MML Sun Solaris CZ89NML HP-UX CZ89PML Documentation CZ89QML
Part Description Number MQSeries Workflow Version 3.3 Media Package, all languages BA8Y1IE Documentation Package, U.S. English BA8Y2IE
One Contract Type/Offering/Duration CU MQSeries Workflow Version 3.3 VPO License D182RML License, SW Sub/1 Year D182SML License, SW Sub/2 Years D182TML SW Subscription Renewal E06D8ML SW Subscription/1 Year D182VML SW Subscription/2 Years D182WML CO License, SW Subscription/1st Anniversary D182XML License, SW Subscription/2nd Anniversary D182YML SW Subscription Renewal E06DHML SW Subscription/1st Anniversary D1830ML SW Subscription/2nd Anniversary D1831ML License, SW Sub/Support/1st Anniversary D1832ML License, SW Sub/Support/2nd Anniversary D1833ML SW Subscription/Support/1st Anniversary D1834ML SW Sub/Support Renewal/1st Anniversary E06DVML
Passport Advantage Subscription: Program Package: Customers who have previously acquired Software Advantage Upgrade Protection, and have not migrated to the Passport Advantage Offering as shown in the table below, will receive automatically their program upgrade package shortly after availability.
Upgrade Protection Entitlement MQSeries Workflow Media Obsolete Package Part Part Description Number Number Software Advantage Upgrade Entitlement MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2.2 35L4331 BA8Y1IE Version 3.2.1 35L4331 BA8Y1IE Version 3.1 D182SML BA8Y1IE FlowMark for AIX OTC 33H6991 BA8Y1IE OS/2(R) OTC 33H6992 BA8Y1IE AIX QPC 33H7178 BA8Y1IE OS/2 QPC 33H7179 BA8Y1IE Servers OTC 50H0783 BA8Y1IE Servers QPC 50H0784 BA8Y1IE Clients OTC 77H8301 BA8Y1IE Clients QPC 77H8302 BA8Y1IE
Ordering the Host Server Program 5655-BPM
New Licensees: The host server code of 5655-BPM is shipped only via Customized Offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Non-customized items (CD-ROMs, hardcopy publication) will be shipped via the common way.
To order, specify program number 5655-BPM, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the OTC feature number according to the aggregated capacity of the MQSeries Workflow for z/OS Runtime Servers in your organization. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
Medium Feature Description Number Medium MQSeries Workflow for z/OS (5655-BPM) U.S. English + multilingual 5802 3480 cartridge U.S. English + multilingual 5831 9/6250 reel tape U.S. English + multilingual 6487 4-mm DAT
Processor OTC Capacity in MSU Feature 1 -- 3 0001 4 -- 45 0002 46 -- 175 0003 176 -- 315 0004 316 -- 575 0005 576 and higher 0006
The host server program 5655-BPM has a one-time license charge for use of the program and an ongoing recurring charge under 5655-WFL for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.
The combined effect of this IPLA license, the Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IASP), and the Addendum for Support gives customers rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390 license or its equivalent.
Without 5655-WFL on order, customers are not entitled to receive this Subscription and Support for 5655-BPM.
To order this Subscription and Support, specify program number 5655-WFL, the service feature 6488, and the charge feature number from the table below. The quantity of Software Subscription and Support licenses must be equal to the number of OTC licenses ordered under 5655-BPM.
Order under Program Number 5655-WFL Standard Support Annual Charge Description Feature Number Processor OTC Capacity in MSU Feature 1 -- 3 0002 4 -- 45 0006 46 -- 175 0001 176 -- 315 0004 316 -- 575 0005 576 and higher 0003
Customization Options for 5655-BPM: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order for the host server program with 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 #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) Feature Description Number 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.
Shipping MQSeries Workflow for z/OS
The host server code of 5655-BPM is shipped only via Customized Offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Non-customized items (CD-ROMs, hardcopy publication) will be shipped via the common way.
Terms and Conditions
These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6435) that provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an ongoing recurring charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390 SupportLine is an option for customers who desire added services.
Restricted Usage of MQSeries on the Supported Workstations: MQSeries Workflow for z/OS contains a copy of MQSeries for workstations which each licensed user is only authorized to use in association with the licensed use of MQSeries Workflow for z/OS. Licensed users of MQSeries Workflow for z/OS may use MQSeries (messaging) on any workstation only by means of MQSeries Workflow applications or APIs. Any other use on workstations, specifically with custom messaging applications, is not permitted without a full separate MQSeries license. You may transfer the copy of this MQSeries included with MQSeries Workflow, but only:
Restricted Usage of DB2 UDB on Supported Workstations: MQSeries Workflow contains DB2 UDB for selected workstations. You may use this program only in association with your licensed use of MQSeries Workflow, to provide the database management system (DBMS) for MQSeries Workflow. Any other use, specifically with custom database applications, is not permitted without a full separate DB2 UDB license. You may transfer the copy of DB2 UDB included with MQSeries Workflow, but only:
The prices 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 MQSeries Workflow Version 3.3 Program Package, U.S. English 0790875 $70,000 + multilingual, includes 2 CUs with Certificate 1 additional CU 0791009 35,000 with Certificate Electronic Delivery Multilingual, for Windows CZ89LML 40 Multilingual, for AIX CZ89MML 40 Multilingual, for Sun Solaris CZ89NML 40 Multilingual, for HP-UX CZ89PML 40 Multilingual, documentation CZ89QML 50
Processor Charge Capacity in MSU Feature OTC 1 -- 3 0001 $48,350 4 -- 45 0002 6,730 46 -- 175 0003 2,880 176 -- 315 0004 2,160 316 -- 575 0005 1,620 576 and higher 0006 1,220 MQSeries Workflow for z/OS Version 3.3, Subscription and Support (5655-WFL) Processor Charge Annual Capacity in MSU Feature Charge 1 -- 3 0002 $12,090 4 -- 45 0006 1,680 46 -- 175 0001 720 176 -- 315 0004 540 316 -- 575 0005 405 576 and higher 0003 305
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries. 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:
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.