IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-243
August 28, 2001

Tivoli Manager for IBM MQSeries V2R4

 ENUS201-243.PDF (34KB)


At a Glance

Support and benefits

  • Support for upgrades of MQSeries with corresponding management features
  • Support for upgrades of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries V2.2.1, or later
  • Product localization through National Language Support enablement
  • Software Signature for Tivoli Inventory to recognize when Manager for MQSeries is installed

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

Tivoli® Manager for MQSeries® solves your systems management needs across distributed and host environments.

Using Tivoli's policy-based management approach, Tivoli Manager for MQSeries manages MQSeries as a component of overall business systems. It links management to databases, applications, and other middleware that span host and distributed environments.

Manage life cycle from a central location across geographically dispersed systems. Install, configure, and administer multiple MQSeries objects from a central location with simple steps.

Key features of V2R4 include:

  • Support for MQSeries V5.2 for distributed, OS/390®, and OS/400®, including support for Microsoft™ Windows® 2000 operating systems
  • Improved usability through intuitive, easy-to-use interface, with easy-to-define customization and default values displayed where appropriate
  • Automated Dead Letter Queue Handling (All supported platforms except OS/400)
  • Cloning Queue Managers to endpoints for faster, easier configuration (distributed platforms only)
  • OS/390 statistical data on the internal performance of queue managers

Key Prerequisites

  • MQSeries Version 5.1 or 5.2
  • MQSeries Version 1.2, V2.1, V5.2 (OS/390)
  • Tivoli NetView 1.2, or later (OS/390)
  • Tivoli Management Framework Version 3.6.2, 3.6.4, 3.7B, 3.7.1

Refer to the Software Requirements section for details.

Planned Availability Dates

  • August 31, 2001
  • September 1, 2001, for Passport Advantage Offering
  • September 4, 2001, for Passport Advantage Customized Offering Ordering

Tivoli support for V2R3 and V2R3.1 of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries and V2R1 and V2R2 of OS/390 components of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries will be discontinued August 31, 2002, 12 months after the planned availability of the new V2.4 of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries (5698-MQS).

Description

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries manages MQSeries messaging and queuing middleware. From a central location, it can manage thousands of MQSeries objects across geographically dispersed sites with distributed and host networks.

Gain a high degree of management control of MQSeries and reduce the complexity and cost of deploying and administering MQSeries networks.

Tivoli's Manager integrates MQSeries management with that of the underlying operating systems, databases, and networks for a comprehensive approach to applications management.

Three Primary Areas of MQSeries Management

  • Configuration management
  • Event management
  • Operation management and automation

Configuration Management: The manager supports the definition and configuration of queue managers, queues, channels, and other MQSeries objects from a central GUI console. Different queue and channel configurations for different policy regions are easily created and distributed to the MQSeries network. Through the Clone function, a queue manager can be configured once and cloned to multiple objects. In addition, the manager provides a discovery feature that automatically detects queue managers and populates the Tivoli desktop with icons representing them.

Event Management: Tivoli Manager for MQSeries provides both in- and out-of-band event monitoring to ensure the availability of MQSeries. In-band monitoring is achieved by monitoring MQSeries queue manager, channel and performance events. These events are filtered according to users' preferences and the more critical events are forwarded to the central console for display and action.

Tivoli's Distributed Monitoring handles the out-of-band monitoring, which does not rely on MQSeries. Through periodic polling, monitors verify the network path between the central console and all MQSeries servers, the up-status of key MQSeries processes, and the health of the Tivoli component processes. The queue managers' operational condition is displayed live at the management console. The monitoring collections provided with the Tivoli MQSeries manager are fully extendable, allowing for the monitoring of additional user-defined events and conditions.

Operational Management and Automation: All MQSeries administrative and operational commands are supported from drop-down menus on the Queue Manager icons found on the central console. In addition, the administrator is free to define new tasks and assign the appropriate level of security. Tasks can also be automated to run on a scheduled basis or as the result of an event or the correlation of several events. Using the manager's Tivoli Enterprise Console® (TEC), rules, the TEC server event correlation engine permits events from different sources, such as network routers and MQSeries channels, to be evaluated in context with one another for appropriate action. Rules can be defined to process and correlate these events and to take automated action based on predefined event conditions. A set of default rules provide a clear, accurate view of the MQSeries environment, consolidating events that span geographic distances and heterogeneous systems.

MQSeries management can be divided into domains based on business functions or geographic regions. This allows different management policies to be defined for MQSeries sub-regions. It also leverages the productivity of senior administrators by allowing less critical or routine operational tasks to be performed by more junior administrators.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The following feature supports use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

For users of MQSeries messaging software, Tivoli Manager for MQSeries provides a complete systems management solution across both distributed and host environments. This MQSeries management solution manages MQSeries as a component of overall business systems, linking the management to databases, applications and other middleware. Tivoli Manager for MQSeries management product provides life cycle management from a central location across geographically dispersed systems.

National Language Support

                         Feature        Distribution
Language                 Number         Medium
 
 
 
U.S. English             5809           CD-ROM
U.S. English             5702           4-mm tape
U.S. English             5802           3480 tape cartridge

                         Feature        Distribution
Language                 Number         Medium
 
U.S. English             5809           CD-ROM
U.S. English             5702           4-mm tape
U.S. English             5802           3480 tape cartridge

Reference Information

For details, refer to the following Software Announcements:

Letter                        Announce
Number                        Date
 

201-344
                              July 10, 2001

201-202
                              July 10, 2001

200-100
                              April 25, 2000

200-017
                              February 15, 2000

Trademarks

 
MQSeries, OS/390, and OS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Tivoli and Tivoli Enterprise Console are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering Information

Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

A program directory (GI11-0741), and the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

                                                  Form
Description                                       Number
 
User's Guide Version 2.4 (Softcopy Only)          GC31-8116
Release Notes Version 2.4                         GI10-3059

Softcopy publications are available on the following Internet Web site:

In addition, publications sites can be accessed through the IBMLink™ site:

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

Tivoli® Manager for MQSeries® will run on any processor (or equivalent) that supports the required software.

Software Requirements

One of the following operating systems:

  • OS/390® V2R6-10 (5647-A01)
  • OS/400® V4.5 with corrective service PTF C1100450
  • AIX® 4.3.x
  • HP-UX 10.20 or HP-UX 11.00 with latest Service On MQSeries 5.1
  • Sun Solaris 2.7 or 2.8
  • Windows NT® Operating System 4.0 with Service Pack 6A
  • Windows® 2000 Operating System Server, Advanced Server, Data Center Server, and Professional

One of the following MQSeries releases:

  • MQSeries V5R1
  • MQSeries V5R2
  • MQSeries V5R2.1 (Windows NT and 2000 only)
  • MQSeries for MVS/ESA™ 1.2, OS/390 2.1, and 5.2

Required Tivoli products:

  • Tivoli Management Framework 3.6.2, 3.6.4, 3.6.5, 3.7B, 3.7.1
  • Tivoli Application Proxy 1.1

Optional Tivoli products:

  • Tivoli Business System Management V1.1 or V1.5
  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring V3.6.2 or V3.6.4
  • Tivoli Enterprise Console® (TEC) V3.6.2 or V3.7 including the TEC Adapter Configuration Facility
  • Tivoli Inventory V3.6.2
  • Tivoli Software Distribution V3.6.2 or V4.0
  • Tivoli Software Installation Service V3.6.1 or V3.7

OS/390 required products:

  • Tivoli Manager for MQSeries V2.4
  • Tivoli NetView for OS/390 V1R2, or later

For more technical/installation information refer to the Tivoli Manager for MQSeries Version 2.4 Release Notes.

Planning Information

Packaging

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries is distributed with:

  • Program Directory (GI11-0741)
  • Memorandum to Users
  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (LC23-4474)
  • 3480 tape cartridge or 4-mm tape (for OS/390 platforms)
  • CD-ROM (for Distributed platforms) (LK2T-6100)
  • Communication Gateway Component CD-ROM (LK3T-5819)
  • Language Support CD-ROM (LK3T-5055)

Security, Auditability, and Control

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries 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.

Ordering Information

Current Licensees: Current licensees with support in effect will receive instructions on how to order this update.

Current licensees of 5698-MQS must order distribution media for via MES by specifying the feature number for the desired distribution medium. Customers must ensure that they have previously ordered adequate Tivoli Management Points to add this product to the customer environment.

If additional Tivoli Management Points are required for this product, also specify the one-time charge feature number for Tivoli Management Points for servers in the quantity desired.

New Licensees: Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin now.

Basic License: Ordering information for 5698-MQS is unaffected by this announcement.

Refer to Software Announcement 200-100 , dated April 25, 2000.

For information about "Passport Advantage" and Software Maintenance, refer to Software Announcement 201-203 , dated July 10, 2001.

Basic Machine-Readable Material

                    Feature             Distribution
Language            Number              Medium
 
English             5809                CD-ROM
English             5802                3480 Tape Cartridge
English             5702                4-mm Tape

Passport Advantage Ordering Information (5698-MQS)

                                        Program
                                        Part
Description                             Number
 
License + SW Maint to 1st Anniv         D562ZLL
License + SW Maint to 2nd Anniv         D5630LL
Maintenance Renewal                     E169VLL
Maintenance After License               D56AALL
Media Pac                               BJ7D6ML
Custom Build Registration OS/390        D00T1LL
International English Doc Pac           BJ7D9IE
French Doc Pac                          BJ7D9FR
Spanish Doc Pac                         BJ7D9ES
Brazilian Portuguese Doc Pac            BJ7D9BP

For Passport Advantage orders S/390® supply will ship only via Customized Offerings (for example, ServerPac, Systempac® and CBPDO). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, Publications) which are part of the products S/390 supply will be shipped as part of the Customized Offering delivery. Ordering availability for CBPDO will commence on September 4, 2001.

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order 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 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)
 
Satellite Electronic Delivery                       3450
  for OS/390 Media
 
Update Shipments
 
Ship Media updates only (suppresses                 3480
 update shipment of documentation)
 
Ship documentation only (suppresses                 3481
 update shipment of media)
 
Suppress updates (suppresses update                 3482
 shipment of media and documentation)
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM office expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer expedite process charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Customized Offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.

Terms and Conditions

For a limited time during the migration period to Passport Advantage, customers may acquire eligible Programs and Tivoli Support under agreements outside of Passport Advantage.

Terms and conditions for Tivoli Value-Based Pricing and Passport Advantage are as follows:

Agreement: For orders under 5698-MQS:

IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (IIAAPS) and the IBM Attachment for Support, IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS), IBM Addendum for Support for Tivoli Systems Products under Value-Based Pricing, and an Order Form.

For orders under Passport Advantage:

IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement (PPA), and an IBM International Passport Advantage Enrollment Form.

Transferable: Yes, except for programs acquired at a discount or allowance

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Guarantee: Two months

Usage Restriction: Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Tivoli Management Points acquired for a one-time charge.

Volume Offering (IVO): No

Upgrade Protection Applies: Covered as long as Tivoli Support or Software Maintenance is in effect

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, to qualified education institution customers

Percentage: 15%

Licensed Program Materials Availability

  • Restricted materials of IBM: None
  • Non-restricted source materials: None
  • Object code only (OCO): All

Maintenance Applies

  • Software Maintenance under Passport Advantage: Yes
  • Support for Tivoli Products: Yes

Complementary Introductory Support: Not available

Tivoli Support and Passport Advantage Software Maintenance

  • Support Center applies: Yes. Access is available through the IBM Support Center at 800-237-5511.
  • Availability of Tivoli Support:
    • The first year of Tivoli Support is available at no additional charge. The first year starts when the product is shipped to the customer.
    • Subsequent years of Tivoli Support are available for a fee as part of the IAAS, IIAAPS, or any equivalent agreement.
  • Availability of Passport Advantage Software Maintenance:
    • Passport Advantage Software Maintenance is provided at no additional charge for each eligible program acquired during the initial term.
    • Passport Advantage Software Maintenance is provided at an additional charge for all eligible programs in the second and subsequent terms.
  • Tivoli Support and Passport Advantage Software Maintenance are available until twelve months after announcement of product discontinuance (that is, end-of-life (EOL)).
  • Tivoli Support and Passport Advantage Software Maintenance are applicable to:
    • The current release
    • The immediate previous release level for 12 months after the planned availability of the current release
  • APAR Mailing Address:
      Tivoli Systems Inc.
      11400 Burnet Road
      Austin, TX 78758
      Attention: Product Development

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

Product Web Site: A complete list of products, terminology definitions, and licensing documents are available at the following Web site:

Prices

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.

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 at:

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Charges for 5698-MQS are unaffected by this announcement. Refer to the following Software Announcements:

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner. For additional information about the Passport Advantage offering, visit the following Web site:

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 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.

Trademarks

 
IBMLink and MVS/ESA are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
MQSeries, OS/390, OS/400, AIX, S/390, and Systempac are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Tivoli and Tivoli Enterprise Console are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.