IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-315
November 6, 2001

IBM WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 Improves Message, Import, and Plug-In Node Support for All Existing Platforms and Databases

 ENUS201-315.PDF (74KB)


At a Glance

Integrate, link, and control your information flow between your business systems with:

  • New Era of Networks Rules and Formatter V5.6 from Sybase
  • Visual Administration and Debugging tools
  • National Language Support
  • Improved Message Repository Manager (MRM) support for XML messages
  • Support for plug-in input nodes
  • Ability to author plug-in nodes written in Java™
  • Improved performance of the Message Repository Manager (MRM)
  • Extensions to ESQL capability
  • Oracle and Sybase XA support
  • MRM tagged message support
  • DTD import capability
  • MRM multipart tagged message support for formats such as EDI and SWIFT
  • Message aggregation capability
  • Revised table of tiered charges

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

Span the divide between business processes. Provide consistent information within and between enterprises.

WebSphere™ MQ Integrator V2.1, previously known as the MQSeries® Integrator, is central to the WebSphere software platform.

It helps you to:

  • Create, deploy, and control message-based business solutions
  • Integrate existing applications with new e-business requirements
  • Integrate applications within enterprises
  • Connect applications between enterprises and their suppliers

Open, yet secure...the WebSphere MQ Integrator cross-platform middleware is scalable and manageable.

Business Process Management

The WebSphere platform for e-business includes business process management (BPM) products and solutions that help integrate a single department or pervade the entire enterprise, reaching across business channels, trading partners and Web customers. There are eight key BPM elements, which can be combined selectively or built up, one upon the other, to provide more powerful and efficient integration:

MQSeries, MQSeries Everyplace™, MQSeries Adapter Offering, WebSphere Adapters, WebSphere MQ Integrator, MQSeries Workflow, WebSphere Partner Agreement Manager, and WebSphere Business Integrator

Gold Award for Solution of the Year 2001 from eAl Journal, awarded the Crossroads A-List Award 2001 for Enterprise Application and Data Integration in the Business and Technology Infrastructure Group and named Application Integration/Middleware product of the year 2000 by Datamation.

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware Requirements and Software Requirements sections.

Planned Availability Date

December 14, 2001

Description

WebSphere MQ Integrator

WebSphere MQ Integrator technology is a powerful information broker that selects and distributes information to the applications, databases, and people that need it.

Users can implement realtime, application-to-application message transformation and intelligent message routing quickly and easily. It is flexible so applications can be added, extended, or replaced within information flows.

WebSphere MQ Integrator is a cross-platform middleware application integration engine — a powerful information broker — that manages:

  • Business information integration
  • Application integration
  • Integrated Application Data with business data, builds dynamic distribution mechanism for information for users to subscribe to applications
  • Visualization of application flow through the use of a graphical development environment
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator working closely with relational databases to augment messages and also to warehouse data
  • Messages distributed using a dynamic publish/subscribe mechanism that enables the subscriber to filter messages based on content
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator exploiting the transactional control offered by WebSphere MQ to provide end-to-end transactional integrity between applications

WebSphere MQ Integrator 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.

WebSphere MQ Integrator uses MQSeries to send and receive messages between applications. With WebSphere MQ Integrator, operations are performed on the messages. These operations could include:

  • Filtering
  • Computational (based on message content)
  • Augmenting messages from business data
  • Applying a variety of rules and routing functions, including publish and subscribe

Message formats can be self-defining, using XML, or defined using an IBM-provided format repository or third-party message dictionaries. Predefined templates mean WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 can exchange information with major packaged applications.

Benefits of WebSphere MQ Integrator

In addition to those provided in previous releases WebSphere MQ Integrator provides the following benefits:

  • Tagged Message Support
    • Enabling handling of all types of industry message formats
    • Wider applications to industry solutions
  • Enable industry standard messages (SWIFT, EDI)
    • A range of message format library support
    • Solutions using these technologies can be implemented
  • XML enhancements (MRM2)
    • Support of industry-standard XML formats
    • All formats integrated and managed consistently
  • Java environment for plug-in nodes
    • Support for Java APIs when developing custom plug-ins
    • Industry momentum for Java program
    • Easier availability of skills to rapidly integrate industry technologies through open framework
  • Plug-in API extensions (input nodes)
    • Connection of any industry application to the integration broker without regard to the protocol
    • Simpler, more direct integration across your enterprise

WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 includes a full license for MQSeries, and the functionality of WebSphere MQ Integrator on other corresponding platforms.

Features of WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1

Improved Message Repository Manager (MRM): WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 includes a new version of the MRM with significantly enhanced support for XML messages and support for industry-standard, "tag-delimited" message formats such as SWIFT, EDI, and AL3 (ACORD).

Extensions to the Logical Model

  • Explicit cardinal attributes. MRM 2 supports four basic cardinal attributes (one, one or more, one or zero, zero or more) plus the ability to extend this to cardinal attributes such as (more than two and less than six).
  • Sequence and Choice. Compound types have a composition property that defines how they are composed of their type members. In a sequence, the type members (if present) must appear in the order specified. In a choice, at most one of the type members can appear.
  • OrderedSet and UnorderedSet. Two further composition types required for XML modeling allow compound types to be composed of other types. This is to allow modeling of DTD elements whose content specs include parentheses; for example, (A,B) | (C,D).
  • Support for ANY, EMPTY, and MIXED element content.
  • XML attribute support — Allows XML attributes to be modeled as child elements. This also implies that a Compound type can have a value of its own (previously only Simple types held values).
  • Support for DATE/TIME/DATETIME datatypes.
  • More than one CWF format may be defined per message set.
  • Application header — A structure may be specified to be used as an application header for all messages in the set. Many XML message sets are designed in a header/body pattern. Distinguishing a header in this way allows WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 to read the header in order to ascertain the MessageType of the body.
  • User-definable properties — A message designer can add new attribute/value pairs for an element or type modeled in the MRM. These properties are accessible at runtime.

New XML Mapping Layer: A new "XML layer" in the data model allows the following aspects of the mapping between the logical model and physical XML to be defined:

  • Control whether XML descriptors and doctype are generated or not and control their content
  • Customize the XML root element name to allow messages other than native MRM messages to be modeled
  • Identify or specify an element name or value in the XML as containing the Message Type identifier
  • Identify the XML element and attribute names to be used for child elements (unless defined in this layer), the default is to use the logical model's element identifier
  • Render logical datatypes into their physical representation in the XML (particularly the rendering of DATE/TIME/ DATETIME), which can also be customized

In addition, the range of supported identifiers includes any valid XML element name, without the ":" character (in other words, it must start with a letter or underscore and can continue with letters, digits, underscores, hyphens, or full stops).

Tagged Format Support: A new Tag Wire Format (TWF) layer in the message model allows the physical mapping to be defined for tag-delimited strings:

  • Tag indicator — A reserved string that delimits the start of a tagged value
  • Tag terminator — A reserved string that delimits the end of a tagged value
  • Tag separator — A reserved string that separates the tag from its field
  • Continuation character — Indicates the continuation of field data onto a new line
  • Escape character — Used so that special reserved characters (such as delimiters) can be included as part of data
  • Reserved characters — String that specifies special reserved characters that must be preceded by the escape character if they are to be included as part of the data
  • Message-begin delimiter — Special reserved character used to indicate start of a message body
  • Message-end delimiter — Special reserved character used to indicate end of a message body

Specializations of this TWF layer are provided with preset values for:

  • SWIFT (ISO 15022)
  • EDI — X.12 (ISO 9735) and EDIFACT
  • ACORD/AL3

Enhanced Support for Plug-in Node Developers: The plug-in node API enables customers and Business Partners to write additional input nodes for WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1.

A new set of Java objects and classes is provided to support the development and deployment of plug-in nodes written in Java. This new interface provides access to the full range of function required for the development of new plug-in nodes.

New ESQL Features: The ESQL nodes (Compute, Database, DataInsert, DataUpdate, and DataDelete) are rationalized to support a consistent set of capabilities and functions. A number of new features in the ESQL engine in WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 include:

  • Environment support
  • UUID function
  • Field reference variables
  • Binary casting
  • Date/time casting SQLCODE and SQLSTATE

Drag-and-drop capability is improved in the corresponding node customizers.

Other Improvements

  • Version control for plug-in nodes
  • Control Center security exit
  • User-written events
  • Partial parsing

Transaction Processing SupportPacs

Each SupportPac™ supplies a particular function or service that can be used with one or more of the WebSphere MQ products.

New SupportPacs are now available:

  • Remote Read Log
  • Extended UNIX® Configuration utility
  • Command line import/export/deploy (ICO1)

Visit the Transaction Processing SupportPacs library:

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 Control Center and Configuration Manager do not yet fully support use by people with disabilities.

However, the WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 Control Center is largely compatible with the accessibility features included with the Microsoft™ Windows® operating systems.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

Integration is fundamental to business. You need to integrate applications both existing and new to realize your e-business goals.

The WebSphere MQ Integrator represents the IBM response to this market need.

The WebSphere MQ Integrator initiative addresses business and application integration by helping you manage information flow allowing you to:

  • Integrate existing applications to existing or new applications
  • Visualize the application flow with a graphical development environment
  • Transform, augment, apply rules to and route/distribute message based data between high-performance systems
  • Deploy, configure, and manage application integration flows requiring multiple run-times

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 MQ Integrator, rather than traditional programming techniques, saving both time and effort.

Positioning with BPM: The WebSphere platform for e-business BPM products and solutions that help integrate a single department or pervade the entire enterprise, reaching across business channels, trading partners and Web customers. Eight key BPM elements can can be combined selectively or built up, one upon the other, to provide more powerful and efficient integration:

  • MQSeries, which integrates over 35 platforms, provides the base messaging functions for servers and clients, and assures once-only message delivery.
  • MQSeries Everyplace brings the benefits of assured message delivery and dependable security to the failure-prone environment of mobile working.
  • MQSeries Adapter Offering provides the framework and tools to build and customize MQSeries adapters for existing and new packaged or custom-developed applications.
  • WebSphere Adapters simplify information exchange with popular packaged software such as that from J.D. Edwards and SAP.
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator (formerly MQSeries Integrator) is a powerful information broker that includes a one-to-many connectivity model plus transformation, intelligent routing and information flow modelling across multiple, disparate business systems.
  • MQSeries Workflow, a business process management system, enables the definition, execution and swift change of complete business processes that span systems, applications and people.
  • WebSphere Partner Agreement Manager enables businesses that trade with each other to agree on public processes by consensus, and automate and integrate their interactions.
  • WebSphere Business Integrator provides an end-to-end business process integration solution. which leverages all the products listed above, enabling the creation, execution, and management of processes that span diverse applications and enterprises.

Positioning with WebSphere Transcoding Publisher

  • WebSphere Transcoding Publisher is primarily focused on transforming Web-based content so that it can be delivered to a variety of client environments and devices according to the capability of the device, type of connection, and customized selections.

    For example, WebSphere Transcoding Publisher can transform and adapt XML- and HTML-based documents and images to many target environments.

  • WebSphere MQ Integrator is mainly used to process server-to-server messages, including processing field contents to determine routing, perform calculations, or check validity. WebSphere MQ Integrator uses a variety of message formats including XML.

WebSphere MQ Integrator and WebSphere Transcoding Publisher can work together to extend your business-to-business integration to new environments, such as pervasive devices.

For example, WebSphere MQ Integrator could be used alongside WebSphere Transcoding Publisher to deal directly with HTML-based pages, which need both reformatting and routing.

Reference Information

For further information on previous MQSeries Integrator Products, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 201-140 , dated May 8, 2001
  • Software Announcement 200-071 , dated April 4, 2000
  • Software Announcement 299-149 , dated June 15, 1999
  • Software Announcement 200-070 , dated April 4, 2000

For information on Business Application Adapters and Connectors, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 201-141 , dated May 8, 2001
  • Software Announcement 201-034 , dated February 13, 2001
  • Software Announcement 299-350 , dated November 23, 1999

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, Everyplace, and SupportPac are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
MQSeries and AIX 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 and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

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 WebSphere™ MQ courses, access:

Call IBM Learning Services in the US at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

Offering Information

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

Publications

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 worldwide 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: PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center. An WebSphere MQ Integrator Installation Guide and MQSeries® Quick Beginnings are provided for each platform. The following books are available for WebSphere MQ Integrator:

                                                       PDF
                                   Hardcopy            on
Description                        Publication         CD?
 
WebSphere MQ Installation          GC34-6042           No
 Instructions
WebSphere MQ Integrator for        GC34-5907           Yes
 HP-UX Installation Guide
WebSphere MQ Integrator for        GC34-5842           Yes
 Sun Solaris Installation Guide
WebSphere MQ Integrator for        GC34-5841           Yes
 AIX(R) Installation Guide
WebSphere MQ Integrator for        GC34-5600           Yes
 Windows NT(R) Installation
 Guide
WebSphere MQ Integrator
 Customization and                 SC88-9005           Yes
  Administration Japanese
 Introduction and Planning         GC34-5599           Yes
 Using the Control Center          SC34-5602           Yes
 Administration Guide              SC34-5792           Yes
 Messages                          GC34-5601           Yes
 Programming Guide                 SC34-5603           Yes
 ESQL Reference                    SC34-5923           Yes
 Problem Determination Guide       GC34-5920           Yes

The following New Era of Networks Rules and Formatter Support books are also available for WebSphere MQ Integrator:

                                                       PDF
                                   Hardcopy            on
Description                        Publication         CD?
 
Application Development Guide      SC34-6082           Yes
System Management Guide            SC34-6083           Yes
User's Guide                       SC34-6084           Yes
Programming Reference              SC34-6085           Yes
 New Era of Networks Rules
 New Era of Networks Formatter     SC34-6086           Yes

Updated PDF files can be downloaded from the Web after availability. Additionally, a multilingual documentation CD WebSphere MQ Integrator, Publications CD 2.1 (SK3T-6922) containing the publications is also available.

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, quoting SBOF-9017 for WebSphere MQ Integrator books and SBOF-7779 for New Era of Networks books.

Related Books: MQSeries Family

                                                       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 System Management                SC33-1482
MQSeries Command Reference                             SC33-1369
MQSeries Intercommunication                            SC33-1872
MQSeries Introduction to Messaging and                 GC33-0805
 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: WebSphere MQ Integrator 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 material.

These displayable manuals are available in PDF format.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

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.

Server Products

  • IBM e(logo)server pSeries, RS/6000® processor machines
  • Sun Microsystems SPARC processor machines
  • Hewlett-Packard HP-9000 processor machines
  • IBM e(logo)server xSeries- and Intel-based systems (or equivalent), various manufacturers
  • IBM e(logo)server iSeries Server (using the IBM Integrated xSeries Server)

Software Requirements

WebSphere MQ Integrator, V2.1: Message Broker, User Name Server and Command Assistant

One of the following:

  • MQSeries for AIX, V5.2 and AIX V4.3 or V5L
  • MQSeries for Sun Solaris, V5.2 and Sun Solaris 8
  • MQSeries for HP-UX, V5.2 and HP-UX, V11.00
  • MQSeries for Microsoft™ Windows NT V5.2.1 and Microsoft Windows® 2000 (Toleration mode only)

Control Center and Configuration Manager

  • Microsoft Windows NT, V4.0 SP6a
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP2® (Toleration Mode only)

Java Requirements

  • JRE 1.3 for Broker
  • JRE 1.3 for Command Assistant
  • JRE 1.2.2 for Control Center
  • JRE 1.3 for Configuration Manager

Databases: One of the following:

  • DB2® V7.1, V6.1 with ODBC driver
  • Oracle 8i (8.1.7), Oracle 8i (8.1.6)
  • Microsoft SQLServer 6.5, 7.0, and 2000
  • Sybase V12

    Transactional support is available in this release on the following databases:

  • DB2 V7.1 and V6.1 (all platforms)
  • Oracle 8i (all platforms)
  • Sybase V12 (all platforms)

Refer to the WebSphere MQ Home Page for the latest information, and search for product 5724-A82 V2R1:

Interoperability

For details on WebSphere MQ family platforms, messaging links, gateways, and interfaces, WebSphere MQ Integrator platforms, WebSphere MQ Workflow platforms, and additional information, access:

Performance Considerations: Major performance improvements are included in the string class, parser, and MRM components within this release of the WebSphere MQ Integrator. Improved message flow rates within the product reduce the associated CPU costs.

Planning Information

WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1

Use of components on separate machines WebSphere MQ Integrator consists of several components:

  • Message broker
  • Configuration manager
  • User Name Server
  • Database manager
  • New Era of Networks rules and formatter from Sybase
  • Control center

Each component may be installed on only a single machine at any one time under the terms of the WebSphere MQ Integrator 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 which determines how capacity unit requirements are calculated. Calculations must be made using the appropriate type of processor for the operating system in use.

Capacity Unit Requirements for WebSphere MQ Integrator Products

The capacity units described are for MQSeries software. For WebSphere MQ Integrator Products changes are effective November 6, 2001. For base MQSeries programs the changes described were effective October 17, 2000. The two tables described as "old" and "new" below relate to those available before and after these dates.

  • The pricing for MQSeries servers is based on capacity units, with each processor group requiring a certain number of capacity units. The table controlling the number of capacity units required per processor group has changed.
  • The old and new requirements are shown below:

Old Table: Refer to the MQSeries Integrator Machine Lists to obtain the capacity units required and refer to the table below to define the Category.

.------------+--------------.
|            |Total MQSeries|
|            |Capacity Units|
|Category    |Required      |
|------------+--------------|
|Workgroup   |    2         |
|------------+--------------|
|Departmental|    4         |
|------------+--------------|
|Enterprise  |    6         |
|------------+--------------|
|Super Large |    8         |
'------------+--------------'

New Table: WebSphere MQ Integrator Processor Group List

.------------------------------------------+--------------.
|Description                               |Total MQSeries|
|                                          |Capacity Units|
|                                          |Required      |
|------------------------------------------+--------------|
|Intel(1) Uniprocessor Machines            |    2         |
|------------------------------------------+--------------|
|Intel 2-way SMP Machines                  |    4         |
|+ RISC 1-2 Processors per box/SP (TM) Node|              |
|------------------------------------------+--------------|
|Intel/RISC 3-8 Processors per box/SP Node |    8         |
|------------------------------------------+--------------|
|Intel/RISC 9-23 Processors per box/SP Node|   16         |
|------------------------------------------+--------------|
|Intel/RISC 24 or more Processors          |              |
| per box/SP Node                          |   30         |
|------------------------------------------+--------------|
|Note:  Intel machines include compatible  |              |
|       processors such as Cyrix and AMD.  |              |
'------------------------------------------+--------------'
  • Customers ordering a new license of an WebSphere MQ Integrator server product should use the new capacity unit table.
  • Customers who upgrade from earlier releases of MQSeries using Passport Advantage who are not changing processor group (in the new table) do not need to order any additional capacity units, even if the number of Capacity Units required for their processor group increased using the new table. Customers who upgrade from an earlier release of MQSeries using Passport Advantage and who are changing the processor group (in the new table), can use the Capacity Units they have (which may be based on the old table), and then must acquire additional Capacity Units (if necessary) to satisfy the requirements of the new table. Any "excess" Capacity Units as a result of changing to the new table may be used towards other WebSphere MQ and MQSeries entitlements, but are not refundable.

    Customers with current upgrade protection in Passport Advantage who use MQSeries on the same machine can continue to get upgrades without purchasing more Capacity Units.

  • Customers who upgrade should retain their original product as proof of entitlement to use with the old table.

Transferability: WebSphere MQ Integrator Capacity Units are transferable across MQSeries Integrator and WebSphere MQ Integrator platforms that appear in the same WebSphere MQ Integrator Transfer Group. The WebSphere MQ Integrator Transfer Group table defines WebSphere MQ Integrator 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 MQ Integrator product at a functionally enhanced version or release level. The following table shows the current WebSphere MQ Integrator Transfer Groups and the platforms, within each group, eligible for generic Capacity Unit transferability. The Version.Release levels shown refer to WebSphere MQ and MQSeries Integrator products.

.-------------------+-------------------+-------------------.
|WebSphere MQ and   |WebSphere MQ and   |WebSphere MQ and   |
|MQSeries Integrator|MQSeries Integrator|MQSeries Integrator|
|Transfer Group A   |Transfer Group B   |Transfer Group C   |
|-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
|NT, V2.0.1         |NT, V2.0.2         |NT, V2.1           |
|-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
|AIX, V2.0.1        |AIX, V2.0.2        |AIX, V2.1          |
|-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
|Sun Solaris, V2.0.1|Sun Solaris, V2.0.2|Sun Solaris, V2.1  |
|-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
|                   |HP-UX, V2.0.2      |HP-UX, V2.1        |
'-------------------+-------------------+-------------------'

Capacity Units are transferable within an individual WebSphere MQ Integrator Transfer Group A, B, or C but cannot be transferred between the three groups. WebSphere MQ Integrator Capacity Units are not transferable to other MQSeries family products covered by MQSeries Capacity Units and MQSeries Workflow Capacity Units.

Upgrade to Version 2: Passport Advantage Subscription customers with MQSeries Integrator V1 can obtain upgrades to WebSphere MQ Integrator up to their currently authorized level of use.

Program Packages replaced by PPA Media Packs: Program package's offered with previous versions of MQSeries Integrator are not offered with WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1. PPA customers will either download, a ESD image of WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 or receive a media pack.

Customer Responsibilities: You must provide at least the minimum hardware and software environments in which the licensed programs operate.

Customers must identify the machine on which they will install the WebSphere MQ Integrator product, and purchase the required number of capacity units with their 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.

Installability: Users of MQSeries Integrator, V1 may continue to use message format definitions developed for this product.

Packaging: WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 media consists of multiple CD-ROMs. It contains program code and PDF files of the publications for viewing online. The CD-ROMs also contain the complete appropriate WebSphere MQ programs necessary to run WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 on the specified platforms and restricted versions of DB2 7.1 Universal Database Enterprise Edition customized to install with WebSphere MQ Integrator. Customers may also use the product with DB2 V6.2 and can move to a full version of DB2 V7.1 at any time for an additional charge. Refer to IBM DB2 Universal Database® Version 7.1 Software Announcements 200-089 and 200-091 for additional information.

The WebSphere Integrator for Windows NT and Windows 2000 contains:

  • WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 Installation Instructions
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 CD-ROM
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator DB2 V7.2 (English and AP Languages) CD-ROMs
  • MQSeries Integrator V2.1 Supplemental CD-ROM
  • MQSeries V5.2.1 Server CD-ROM
  • MQSeries V5.2 Clients CD-ROM
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)

Electronic Software Delivery (ESD): Passport Advantage Customers can download ESD images from:

ESD                                                    Part
Image                                                  Number
 
WebSphere MQ Integrator for HP-UX V2.1                 C40CAML
WebSphere MQ Integrator for HP-UX V2.1                 C40CBML
 Supplement
WebSphere MQ Integrator for HP-UX V2.1                 C40CCML
 DB2 7.1
WebSphere MQ Integrator for Sun Solaris                C40C1ML
 V2.1
WebSphere MQ Integrator for Sun Solaris                C40C2ML
 V2.1 Supplement
WebSphere MQ Integrator for Sun Solaris                C40C4ML
 V2.1 DB2 7.1
WebSphere MQ Integrator for AIX V2.1                   C40BXML
WebSphere MQ Integrator for AIX V2.1                   C40BYML
 Supplement
WebSphere MQ Integrator for AIX V2.1                   C40C0ML
 DB2 7.1
WebSphere MQ Integrator for                            C40C5ML
 Windows NT/2000 V2.1
WebSphere MQ Integrator for                            C40C6ML
 Windows NT/2000 V2.1 Supplement
WebSphere MQ Integrator for                            C40C8ML
 Windows NT/2000 V2.1 DB2 7.1

Business Partners can download the above images from:

This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (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.

Security, Auditability, and Control

WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 uses the security and audibility features of the workstation or server operating system.

In addition, WebSphere MQ 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, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 has a Charge Unit called a Capacity Unit, multiple capacity units will need to be purchased depending on the applicable processor group WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 has been installed on.

Ordering Instructions

  1. Refer to the WebSphere MQ Processor Group List table shown in the planning section of this announcement
  2. Input the number of servers in each tier
  3. Total the number of capacity units per tier by multiplying the number of servers per tier by the number of capacity units per tier
  4. Look up the Licensed S/W maintenance PPA number required based on the duration (1 or 2 years)
  5. Order the above part number and specify the total Capacity Unit quantity (ref. 3) plus a copy of the media

For example: If the customer has 2 servers in Tier 2 and 2 servers in Tier 3, the total number of capacity units required = 24 (2*4 plus 2*8)

A Capacity Unit Calculator is also available on the WebSphere MQ Web site.

Media Packages

Passport Advantage

                                                       Part
Description                                            Number
 
WebSphere MQ Integrator for AIX V2.1                   BA01HML
 Media Package
WebSphere MQ Integrator for HP-UX V2.1                 BA01JML
 Media Package
WebSphere MQ Integrator for Sun Solaris                BA01IML
 V2.1 Media Package
WebSphere MQ Integrator for Windows NT                 BA01GML
 and Windows 2000 V2.1 Media Package
WebSphere MQ Integrator Capacity Unit                  D5AC3LL
 LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV
WebSphere MQ Integrator Capacity Unit                  D5AC4LL
 LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV
WebSphere MQ Integrator Capacity Unit                  E1AC5LL
 LIC/SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV
WebSphere MQ Integrator Capacity Unit                  D5AC6LL
 LIC/SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV

Terms and Conditions

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Licensing: IPLA. Proofs of Entitlement are required for all authorized use.

LI Form Number

  • L-RSCY-4YJJ3Q
  • L-RSCY-4YJHUC
  • L-RSCY-4YJHPQ
  • L-RSCY-4YJGS7

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 2003

Money-Back Guarantee: Two-month, money-back guarantee (30-day for NT/2000)

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: Yes

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

Usage Restriction: Yes, processor-based usage

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

AS/400® Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Not applicable

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.

Passport Advantage: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized IBM Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site:

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 at:

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

 
iSeries, pSeries, and xSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
WebSphere, SP, and the e-business logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
MQSeries, AIX, RS/6000, SP2, DB2, DB2 Universal Database, and AS/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 NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.