IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-318
November 6, 2001
IBM WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1 Improves Database Integration, Updates the Rules, Formatter, and Administration Tools
(Corrected on Janury 18, 2002)
Corrected program name and Software Requirments.
At a Glance
Integrate, link, and control information flow between your business systems
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
WebSphere MQ Integrator® for z/OS V2.1 extends MQ message broker availability to the z/OS platform and adds significant capabilities to those previously provided by the MQSeries® Integrator for OS/390® and DB2®.
This program offering, previously known on other platforms as the MQSeries Integrator, is central to the WebSphere MQ software platform.
It helps you to:
Open, yet secure...WebSphere MQ Integrator cross-platform middleware is scalable and manageable.
Span the divide between business processes and provide consistent information within and between enterprises.
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:
Gold Award for Solution of the Year 2001 from eAL Journal, awarded the Crossroads A-List Award 2001 from Enterprise Application and Data Integration in the Business and Technology Infrastructure Group and named Application Integration/Middleware product of the year 2000 by Datamation.
WebSphere MQ Integrator
WebSphere MQ Integrator technology is a powerful information broker that selects and distributes information to the applications, databases, and people who 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:
MQSeries 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:
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 for z/OS V2.1 can
exchange information with major packaged applications.
Benefits of WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1
WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1 is an evolutionary step forward. This product adds significant capabilities to functions previously provided by MQSeries Integrator for OS/390 and DB2. Extending support for WebSphere MQ Integrator V2 to the z/OS platform offers increased integration opportunities for z/OS customers with:
In addition to those provided in previous releases MQSeries Integrator provides the following benefits:
Features of WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1
Improved Message Repository Manager (MRM): WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS 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).
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).
Specializations of this TWF layer are provided with preset values for:
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 for z/OS V2.1 include:
Drag-and-drop capability is improved in the corresponding node customizers.
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:
Visit the Transaction Processing SupportPacs library:
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
The WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1 Control Center and Configuration Manager do not yet fully support use by people with disabilities.
Value Unit Based Pricing
Value Unit based pricing will help to align the prices of these Products to the principle of the PSLC pricing curve which provides for a lower price per MSU (millions of service units per hour) for larger capacities.
There is also be a price benefit when customers grow their capacity. Additional capacity will based on the number of Value Units (MSUs) the customer has already installed, that is, additional capacity will not be priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit but on the capacity that is already installed.
IPLA and Subscription and Support Considerations
IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. The customer may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the Product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement. It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the Entitlement of the Product License.
Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the Product License entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
Integration is fundamental to business. You need to integrate applications both existing and new to realize your e-business goals.
The MQSeries 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 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 MQ Integrator, rather than traditional programming techniques, saving both time and effort.
Positioning with 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. Eight key BPM elements, which can be combined selectively or built up, one upon the other, to provide more powerful and efficient integration:
Positioning with WebSphere Transcoding Publisher
MQSeries Integrator and WebSphere Transcoding Publisher can work together to extend your business-to-business integration to new environments, such as pervasive devices.
For example, MQSeries Integrator could be used alongside WebSphere Transcoding Publisher to deal directly with HTML-based pages, which need both reformatting and routing.
For further information on previous MQSeries Integrator Products refer to:
For further information on Business Application Adapters and Connectors, which can be used with WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1, refer to:
For more information on previous 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 WebSphere MQ courses, access:
Call IBM Learning Services in the US 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 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 that 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 for z/OS V2.1:
Order PDF Number Shipped on CD? WebSphere MQ Integrator For z/OS Program GI10-2536 Yes No Directory Customization and SC34-5919 Yes No Administration For z/OS Problem GC34-5920 Yes No Determination 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 Working with Messages SC34-6039 No Yes
Updated PDF files can also be downloaded from the Web after availability. Additionally, a multilingual documentation CD WebSphere MQ Integrator, Publications CD V2.1 (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 order number SBOF-9017.
Order Title Number MQSeries Planning Guide GC33-1349 Application Programming Guide SC33-0807 Application Programming Reference SC33-1673 Application Programming Reference SX33-6095 Summary Programmable System Management SC33-1482 Command Reference SC33-1369 Intercommunication SC33-1872 Introduction to Messaging GC33-0805 and Queuing Messages GC33-1876 System Administration SC33-1873 Using C++ SC33-1877 Clients GC33-1632 Queue Manager Clusters SC34-5349 Brochure G511-1908 Using Java(TM) SC34-5456 Administration Interface SC34-5390 Programming Guide and Reference 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 media.
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.
Message Broker, User Name Server and Command Line Support
Control Center and Configuration Manager
Refer to the MQSeries Home Page for the latest information:
For details on WebSphere MQ family platforms, messaging links, gateways and interfaces, WebSphere MQ Integrator platforms, WebSphere MQ Workflow platforms, and additional information, access:
WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1
Each component may be installed on only a single machine at any one time under the terms of the WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1 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.
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.
The program package contains:
Security, Auditability, and Control
WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1 uses the security and auditability 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.
It is the use of the Message Broker component that determines which
WebSphere MQ Integrator product is required. Users of WebSphere MQ
Integrator for z/OS V2.1 may only run the message broker on the IBM
Charge Units for WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1
The charge units used for WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1 are based on value units, depending on the Measured System Usage (MSU) level of the Server on which the Message Broker is installed. MSU tiers are applied and the cumulative Value Unit/MSU rate determines the charge.
For information on value units refer to the Ordering Information section.
Value Unit Transferability: Value Units purchased under this announcement are intended to be used on z/OS or OS/390 only. Capacity Units purchased to use WebSphere MQ Integrator on other platforms can be transferred for use on z/OS but only with reference to the IBM Special Bid pricer for approval.
The products in this announcement have one charge unit: Value Units.
Value Units for IBM 9672 Processors will be based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all S/390®-based systems that are measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the IBM System/370, System/390® and zSeries Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901).
Value Units for zSeries are based upon full MSU capacity as defined in the Machine Exhibits.
A tool available will provide support for transforming the MSU-based capacities of S/390 systems to new Value Units by calculating the applicable number of Value Units for a given number of MSUs.
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
MSUs Value Units/MSU Base 1-3 1.00 Tier A 4-45 .45 Tier B 46-175 .36 Tier C 176-315 .27 Tier D 316+ .20
Note: For the actual translation from MSUs to Value Units for this product, refer below.
If the customer has installed 1000 MSUs the applicable Value Units would be:
.--------+--------------------------------------------. | | Translation from MSUs to Value Units | |--------+--------------------------------------------| | | MSUs * Value Units/MSU = Value Units| |Base | 3 * 1.00 = 3.00 | |Tier A | 42 * .45 = 18.90 | |Tier B | 130 * .36 = 46.80 | |Tier C | 140 * .27 = 37.80 | |Tier D | 685 * .20 = 137.00 | |--------+--------------------------------------------| |Total | 1000 243.50 | '--------+--------------------------------------------'
When calculating the total number of Value Units the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.
1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002
Example: For a product running on machines with 1000 MSUs requiring 243.50 Value Units, would order feature number 0001, quantity 244.
Note: For actual feature numbers, refer below.
H30 = 6.00 Value Units H50 = 8.00 Value Units H70 =12.00 Value Units P/390, R/390, IBM 3006= 2.00 Value Units
Basic License: To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature numbers of the desired distribution medium.
New Licensees: For 5655-G97 V2R1 price proposals, the CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5655-G97 will be updated to support V2R1 on November 6, 2001. 5655-G97 media is only shipped via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, Systempac®, and CBPDO). CFSW configuration and order entry capability will commence with CBPDO on December 11, 2001. For CBPDO orders, shipment will begin one week after general availability.
Configurator Aid Date available
OTC Medium Program Feature Feature Description Number Number Number Medium Base Product 5655-G97 5802 3480 tape 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Unit 0002
Subscription and Support: To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions at no additional charge, subscription and support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the Product Licenses.
To order, specify the support program number, charge feature number, use registration feature, and feature number 9001 for asset registration. IBM is also providing subscription and support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This Offering:
Once subscription and support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically on an annual basis unless cancelled by the customer.
Decline Subscrip- tion and Media ASC* Support No Charge Program Feature Feature Feature Description Number Number Number Number Subscription 5655-G98 0002 6508 and Support for WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Unit 0003
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.
Feature Description Number 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.
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
These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6435) which 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 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services Support Line is an option for those customers who desire added services.
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.
Processor Based Machine OTC Type/ Feature Description Model Number OTC Base Product 1 Value Unit 5655-G97 0001 $ 18,000 250 Value Units 5655-G97 0002 4,500,000 Subscription and Support 1 Value Unit 5655-G98 0001 4,500 250 Value Units 5655-G98 0003 1,125,000
Upgrades: Contact your sales channel for IBM Operational Support Services Support Line pricing information.
Variable Charges: The applicable processor based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed above, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.
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:
Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: email@example.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.