IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-140
May 8, 2001
IBM MQSeries Integrator for V2.0.2 Extends Support to the HP-UX and iSeries 400 Platforms Separately Provides National Language Versions (NLV) for All Existing Platforms
At a Glance
Integrate, link, and extend your business applications with:
Open, yet secure...MQSI cross-platform middleware is scalable and manageable.
Span the divide between business processes and provide consistent information within and between enterprises.
MQSeries® Integrator, (MQSI) V2.0.2
MQSI V2.0.2 is a program refresh of the IBM Application Integration offering, central to the MQSeries portfolio. It helps you to:
With MQSI V2.0.2, IBM:
The product, already available on Windows NT, AIX®, and Sun Solaris platforms, is refreshed at 2.0.2 level. New integration opportunities are advanced significantly with availability on the HP-UX and iSeries 400 with the IXS implementation platforms.
The Internet continues to reach more and more businesses. Companies want to implement e-business rapidly.
MQSeries messaging is a simple way to couple systems together and to allow Internet users controlled access to legacy data, such as their account transactions. Business integration across many applications is also a common element of successful implementation.
MQSI V2.0.2 has the functions to add value outside the message queuing paradigm to include application connectors and application collaboration.
For further information on previous additions to the MQSeries family refer to:
For further information on Business Application Adapters and Connectors, which can be used with MQSI, refer to Software Announcement 201-034 , dated February 13, 2001.
Planned Availability Dates
For Key Prerequisites, refer to the Description section.
Message Broker and User Name Server
Control Center and Configuration Manager
Enhanced MQSI technology extends V2 to the HP-UX and iSeries 400 server platforms, in addition to the Sun Solaris, AIX, and Windows NT platforms already available.
IBM iSeries 400 users who install an Integrated xSeries Server can now run MQSI for Windows NT on an iSeries 400 Server. The Integrated xSeries Server for iSeries has an Intel processor and PC memory, which are packaged on a motherboard to fit inside the iSeries 400.
Once inside the iSeries, device drivers are provided to share:
For more information refer to:
MQSI is a cross-platform middleware application integration engine a powerful information broker that manages:
MQSI is architected with a library of nodes produced by IBM and delivered with the product. In addition, further plug-in nodes and parsers can be downloaded.
Customers, business partners, or other third parties may add to these functions by developing further plug-ins, which may be used with this open framework concept.
Additionally, the V2 product has close synergy with relational database technology for message augmentation, warehousing, and message flow tools.
Dynamic publish/subscribe exploits MQSeries transactional integrity. The advanced message format dictionary and manipulation tools support multiple formats, including:
MQSI uses MQSeries to send and receive messages between applications. With MQSI, operations are performed on the messages. These operations could include:
Message formats can be self-defining, using XML, or defined, using an
IBM-provided format repository or third-party message dictionaries.
Predefined templates mean MQSI V2.0.2 can exchange information with major
Features of MQSI
Configurable Data Flow Framework
Allows filter operations and manipulation and enrichment of message content through:
Interactive Message Flow Debugger
An interactive message flow debugger is a new feature of the MQSI Control Center. It:
New Era of Networks (NEON) Rules and Formatter V5.2
Messages defined using the NEON formatter:
The existing NEON GUI tools may be launched directly from the Control Center. Integration of NEON Rules has been enhanced to:
MQSeries Everyplace Clients and "SCADA" (Supervisory, Control, and Data Acquisition)
Compliance with Industry Standards
Compliance with industry standards, such as XML and SQL
NLV for 10 languages, including:
Benefits of MQSI
Transaction Processing SupportPacs
The IBM Transaction Processing SupportPacs library consists of material that complements the family of MQSeries products marketed by IBM. Each SupportPac supplies a particular function or service that can be used with one or more of the MQSeries products.
The Transaction Processing SupportPacs library is available on the Internet at Web site:
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
The MQSI 2.0.2 Control Center and Configuration Manager do not fully support use by people with disabilities.
Integration is fundamental to e-business; therefore, it is a critical requirement for every company engaged in becoming an e-business.
Integration provides the means to bring together new and existing applications, in ways never previously envisioned, to create 21st century businesses that can be accessed from anywhere 24 by 7.
The MQSeries Information Broker strategy and product family represents the IBM response to this market need.
The MQSI initiative addresses business and application integration by helping you manage information flow with:
System connectivity is typically enhanced into application integration by developers who write code to capture, evaluate, translate, and reformat data from source applications to a format understood by destination applications.
This can be simplified at design, development, and maintenance stages by using MQSI, rather than traditional programming techniques, saving both time and effort.
Advantages of MQSI V2.0.2
Positioning with WebSphere Transcoding Publisher
MQSI and WebSphere Transcoding Publisher can work together to extend your business-to-business integration to new environments, such as pervasive devices.
For example, MQSI could be used alongside WebSphere Transcoding Publisher to deal directly with HTML-based pages, which need both reformatting and routing.
Statement of Direction
IBM intends to extend platform support for MQSI by providing a release for the z/OS platform. It is intended that this support be made available at the same release level as supplied for the distributed platforms.
It is further intended that future enhancements to MQSI will provide:
All information being released represents IBM's current intention, is subject to change or withdrawal, and represents goals and objectives.
For further announcements regarding MQSI, V2 refer to Software Announcement 200-071 , dated April 4, 2000.
For more information on further MQSeries family enhancements refer to:
The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements described in this announcement.
Details of the education support will be provided by planned availability through separate education announcement.
Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are available.
For MQSeries® courses, access:
Call IBM Learning Services in the U.S. at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe can visit the PNS Web site location at:
The IBM Publications Center Portal:
The Publications Center is a WW central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.
Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center. An MQSeries Integrator Installation Guide and MQSeries Quick Beginnings are included for each platform. The following books are available for MQSI:
PDF on Hardcopy In box? CD? MQSeries Integrator For HP-UX GC34-5907 Yes Yes Installation Guide For Sun Solaris GC34-5842 Yes Yes Installation Guide For AIX(R) GC34-5841 Yes Yes Installation Guide For Windows NT(TM) GC34-5600 Yes Yes Installation Guide Introduction and Planning GC34-5599 No Yes Using the Control Center SC34-5602 No Yes Administration Guide SC34-5792 No Yes Messages GC34-5601 No Yes Programming Guide SC34-5603 No Yes ESQL Reference SC34-5923 No Yes
Updated PDF files can also be downloaded from the Web after availability.
Other MQSeries family books are included on the MQSeries V5.2 CD supplied with this product.
Hardcopy books can be ordered from country program libraries after planned availability. To order, contact your IBM representative.
Order Title Number MQSeries Planning Guide GC33-1349 MQSeries Application Programming Guide SC33-0807 MQSeries Application Programming SC33-1673 Reference MQSeries Application Programming SX33-6095 Reference Summary MQSeries Programmable SC33-1482 System Management MQSeries Command Reference SC33-1369 MQSeries Intercommunication SC33-1872 MQSeries Introduction to Messaging GC33-0805 and Queuing MQSeries Messages GC33-1876 MQSeries System Administration SC33-1873 MQSeries Using C++ SC33-1877 MQSeries Clients GC33-1632 MQSeries Queue Manager Clusters SC34-5349 MQSeries Brochure G511-1908 MQSeries Using Java(TM) SC34-5456 MQSeries Administration Interface SC34-5390 Programming Guide and Reference MQSeries Business Partner Directory GC34-5440
Additional hardcopy documentation can be ordered separately for a fee.
Displayable Softcopy Publications: MQSI manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form.
The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable.
These displayable manuals are available in PDF format.
Any Year-2000-ready vendor hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, the corresponding supporting software and associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.
Refer to the MQSeries Home Page for the latest information:
For details on MQSeries family platforms, messaging links, gateways and interfaces, MQSI platforms, MQSeries Workflow platforms, and additional information, access:
Major improvements have been made to improve the performance of the
string class, parser and MRM components within this release of the MQSI.
This has resulted in improved message flow rates within the product,
which in turn reduces the associated CPU costs.
Each component may be installed on only a single machine at any one time under the terms of the MQSI V2.0.2 license, except for the Control Center, which may be installed on multiple machines provided that they are all used in conjunction with the same message broker machine.
It is the use of the Message Broker component that determines which MQSI product is required. Users of MQSI for AIX, V2.0.2 may only run the message broker on the pSeries or RS/6000 platforms. Users of MQSI for Sun Solaris, V2.0.2 may only run the Message Broker on Sun Microsystems SPARC processor machines. Users of MQSI for HP-UX, V2.0.2 may only run the message broker on the HP-9000 platform.
Capacity Unit Requirements for MQSeries Products: The pricing for MQSeries servers is based upon capacity units, with each processor group requiring a certain number of capacity units. The boxed program package includes two capacity units, but additional capacity units may be required.
For information on capacity unit requirements.
Transferability: MQSI Capacity Units are transferable across MQSI platforms that appear in the same MQSI Transfer Group. The MQSI Transfer Group table defines MQSI products at a consistent version and release level. An upgrade path using Passport Advantage (PPA) is provided to enable existing use authorization (Capacity Units) to be migrated to an MQSI product at a functionally enhanced version or release level. The following table shows the current MQSI Transfer Groups and the platforms, within each group, eligible for generic Capacity Unit transferability. The Version Release levels shown refer to MQSI products.
MQSI MQSI Transfer Transfer Group A Group B NT, V2.0.1 NT, V2.0.2 AIX, V2.0.1 AIX, V2.0.2 Sun Solaris, V2.0.1 Sun Solaris, V2.0.2 HP-UX, V2.0.2
Capacity Units are transferable within an individual MQSI Transfer Group A or B but cannot be transferred between the two groups. MQSI Capacity Units are not transferable to other MQSeries family products covered by MQSeries Capacity Units and MQSeries Workflow Capacity Units.
Customers must identify the machine on which they will install the MQSI products, and purchase the required number of capacity units with their program package order.
Problem determination (PD) is a customer responsibility. PD is an assessment of whether a problem is caused by hardware or software. PD is complete only when the cause of the problem is identified. This assessment includes examination of available symptoms using the PD procedures documented in the product.
Problem source identification (PSI) is a customer responsibility. PSI begins when software is determined to be the source of the problem. PSI includes tracing the source of the program to a host system control program (SCP), an application program, or another source. Assisting the customer with PSI is an IBM service and support responsibility.
Message transactional support is only provided for the DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) and Oracle 8i (8.1.6) on Solaris database.
Packaging: MQSI V2.0.2 media is on multiple CD-ROMs. It contains program code, PDF files of the publications for viewing online. The CD-ROMs also contain the complete appropriate MQSeries products necessary to run MQSI V2.0.2 on the specified platforms and restricted versions of DB2 7.1 UDB Enterprise Edition, which have been customized to install with MQSI. Customers may also use the product with an existing version of DB2 and can move to a full version of DB2 at any time for an additional charge. Refer to DB2 UDB Version 7.1 announcements 200-089 and 200-091 for additional information.
The NT Package contains:
Electronic Software Delivery (ESD)
Passport Advantage Customers can download ESD images from the following Web site:
Business Partners can download the above images from the following Web site:
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 reference.
A separate documentation package MQSI Book Collection (SBOF-5439) is available for purchase and will include the following printed books (U.S.English only):
Security, Auditability, and Control
MQSeries uses the security and auditability features of the workstation operating system.
In addition, MQSeries implements a level of security including access control of queues and authorization between message queue managers.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection and implementation of security features, administration procedures and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Program package and separate capacity units are available in packs of 1. Ordering information for MQSI for SUN Solaris V2.0.2, MQSI for AIX V2.0.2 and MQSeries for Windows NT, V2.0.2 has changed.
Part Description Number 1 MQSI Capacity Unit Pack 04L1905
Part Description Number MQS Int HP-UX V2 0791015 includes 2 MQSI Capacity Units MQS Int AIX V2 0791010 includes 2 MQSI Capacity Units MQS Int Sun Solaris V2 0791020 includes 2 MQSI Capacity Units MQS Int Windows NT V2 0791032 includes 2 MQSI Capacity Units
Part Number Description (SKU) VPO Instl MQSeries Integrator D28BNML 1 Capacity Unit VPO Instl/SW Sub MQSeries Integrator D28BQML 1 Capacity Unit 1 Year VPO Instl/SW Sub MQSeries Integrator D28BRML 1 Capacity Unit 2 Year VPO Instl/SW Sub Rnwl MQSeries E18BSML Integrator 1 Capacity Unit VPO SW Sub MQSeries Integrator D28BUML 1 capacity Unit 1 Year VPO SW Sub MQSeries Integrator D28BVML 1 capacity Unit 2 Year CO Instal/SW Sub MQSeries Integrator D28BVML 1 capacity Unit 1st Anniv CO Instal/SW Sub MQSeries Integrator D28DWML 1 capacity Unit 2nd Anniv CO SW Sub Rnwl MQSeries Integrator E18DXML 1 capacity Unit CO SW Sub MQSeries Integrator D28E0ML 1 capacity Unit 1st Anniv CO SW Sub MQSeries Integrator D28E4ML 1 capacity Unit 2nd Anniv CO Supt Rnwl MQSeries Integrator AQ8EEML 1 capacity Unit CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt MQSeries D28EFML Integrator 1 capacity Unit 1st An CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt MQSeries D28EIML Integrator 1 capacity Unit 2nd An CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt MQSeries D28EJML Integrator 1 capacity Unit 1st An CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt Rnwl MQSeries D28ELML Integrator 1 cap Unit 1st An
New Program New Current Package Media Part Part Part Description Number Number Number MQSI for Windows NT 04L1947 0791032 0791038 and DB2, V1 Windows NT and 04L1949 0791032 0791038 Oracle, V1 Windows NT and 04L1951 0791032 0791038 SQL Server, V1 Windows NT and 04L1959 0791032 0791038 Sybase, V1 HP-UX and 11L3362 0791015 BA8I2ML DB2, V1 HP-UX and 04L1939 0791015 BA8I2ML Oracle, V1 HP-UX and 04L1943 0791015 BA8I2ML Sybase, V1 AIX and 04L1904 0791010 BA826ML DB2, V1 AIX and 04L1905 0791010 BA826ML Oracle, V1 AIX and 04L1912 0791010 BA826ML Sybase, V1 Sun Solaris 11L3366 0791020 BA82JML and DB2, V1 Sun Solaris 04L1916 0791020 BA82JML and Oracle, V1 Sun Solaris 04L1920 0791020 BA82JML and Sybase, V1 Generic MQSI 04L1905 No upgrade needed capacity unit
Customers entitled to upgrade protection may convert capacity units from V1 to entitled use of V2. Capacity units allow customers to change use of the product from one platform to another. For the Capacity Unit information, refer to MQSeries publication GC34-5265 or the MQSeries calculator at:
Terms and Conditions
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 numbers for MQSI for AIX, V2.0.2, MQSI for Sun Solaris, V2.0.2, and MQSI for Windows NT, V2.0.2 have changed.
Part Description Number OTC(2) MQSI for HP-UX V2.0.2 0791015 $110,000 includes 2 Capacity Units MQSI for AIX, V2.0.2 0791010 110,000 includes 2 Capacity Units MQSI for Sun Solaris, V2.0.2 0791020 110,000 includes 2 Capacity Units MQSI for Windows NT, V2.0.2 0791032 110,000 includes 2 Capacity Units
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