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

 ENUS201-318.PDF (63KB)

(Corrected on Janury 18, 2002)

Corrected program name and Software Requirments.

At a Glance

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

  • Support for the z/OS platform
  • New Era of Networks Rules and Formatter V5.6 from Sybase
  • Visual Administration and Debugging tools
  • National Language Support
  • Message Repository Manager (MRM) support for XML messages
  • Support for plug-in input nodes
  • Ability to author plug-in nodes written in Java™
  • Extensions to ESQL capability
  • Many infrastructure upgrades
  • MRM tagged message support
  • MRM multipart tagged message support for formats such as EDI and SWIFT
  • DTD import capability
  • Message aggregation capability
  • One-time charge based on system usage

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

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:

  • 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...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:

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

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.

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Software Requirements and Hardware 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 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:

  • Business information integration
  • Application integration
  • Integration of external applications
  • 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
  • MQSeries Integrator working closely with relational databases to augment messages and also to warehouse data
  • Distribution of messages using a dynamic publish/subscribe mechanism that enables the subscriber to filter messages based on content
  • MQSeries Integrator exploiting the transactional control offered by WebSphere MQ to provide end-to-end transactional integrity between applications

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:

  • 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 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:

  • New APIs to simplify handling information and messages
  • eXtensible Markup Language (XML) for self defining messages
  • Dynamic publish/subscribe based on message subject or content
    • Routing a message to interested subscribers on both the message topic and content
    • Authorization based on hierarchically-structured topic-name space
    • Support for flexible multiple-broker network topology for publish/subscribe use
    • Compatibility with MQSeries base publish/subscribe function allows inter-operation or inception of base messages
  • Database integration
  • Tools for application and solution development
  • Support for gold messaging (using a separately available dictionary)
  • Configurable message flow framework allows:
    • Filter operations and manipulation and enrichment of message content
    • Extraction of databases DB2 and AIX®, DB2 and SQL Server on Microsoft™ Windows NT®
    • Delivery of messages to dynamic (client controlled) subscribers of warehousing
    • Invocation of third-party provided message processing capabilities
  • Integrated and improved new era of Networks V5.6 Rules and Formatter
  • GUI tools that define, deploy and administer the message processing services that act on a message stream
  • A visual builder for designing message processing services can be updated while the broker is active to respond to changing business needs without interrupting operation
  • A graphical editor for defining publish/subscribe is included
  • Compliance with industry standards such as XML and SQL
  • Self-defining messages with XML syntax and messages defined through a dictionary
  • Visual Message flow debugger
  • National Language Support (NLS) support for 10 languages

In addition to those provided in previous releases MQSeries 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 industry application to the integration broker without regard to protocol
    • Simpler, more direct integration across your enterprise
  • Additional platform support for z/OS offering further opportunity for integration solutions across platforms

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

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).

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 MQSeries Integrator 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 for z/OS 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 for z/OS 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 for z/OS V2.1 Control Center and Configuration Manager do not yet fully support use by people with disabilities.

However, the WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS 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.

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.

Note that Value Units of a given Product cannot be exchanged/interchanged/aggregated with Value Units of another Product.

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.

Product Positioning

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:

  • 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 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:

  • 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.

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

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.

Reference Information

For further information on previous MQSeries Integrator Products refer to:

  • Software Announcement 200-070 , dated April 4, 2000
  • Software Announcement 200-071 , dated April 4, 2000
  • Software Announcement 201-140 , dated May 8, 2001
  • Software Announcement 299-151 , dated June 15, 1999
  • Software Announcement 299-149 , dated June 15, 1999

For further information on Business Application Adapters and Connectors, which can be used with WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 201-141 , dated May 8, 2001
  • Software Announcement 201-034 , dated February 13, 2001

For more information on previous MQSeries family enhancements refer to:

  • Software Announcement 200-070 , dated April 4, 2000
  • Software Announcement 299-350 , dated November 23, 1999

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, z/OS, Everyplace, and SupportPac are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
MQ Integrator, DB2, MQSeries, OS/390, 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 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.
 
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 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.

Related Books: MQSeries Family

                                                  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.

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: Any server capable of running one of the listed OS/390® or z/OS releases.

Software Requirements

WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1 (5655-G97)

Message Broker, User Name Server and Command Line Support

  • OS/390 V2.8 or V2.9 or V2.10, z/OS V1R1 or V1R2 (5647-A01)
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1 uses Hierarchical File System (HFS) and the customer will need to be familiar with the operation of HFS
  • HFS PTFs
    • UW69626, UW70296, UW70297, OW44631, UW74186, UW74187
  • Recoverable Resource Services (RRS) PTFs
    • RRS must be started and running on the LPAR
    • OW49327, UW72071, UW72074, UW72077, UW72080
  • SYSLOGD is optional
  • MQSeries V5.2 for OS/390 (5655-F10)
  • DB2® UDB V6.1 including Call Level Interface APAR PQ36585, PQ45812, PQ48105 (ODBC), AQD003, $HDB6610 (in general all PTFs for DB2 V6.1 until 01/07) (5645-DB2)
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 1.3 + PTF

Control Center and Configuration Manager

  • Microsoft™ Windows NT®, V4, (Service Pack 6a)
  • Microsoft Windows® 2000 (Toleration Mode only)

Databases Supported

  • DB2 UDB V6.1 with ODBC driver (including Transactional Support) (5645-DB2)
  • DB2 UDB V7.1 with ODBC driver (including Transactional Support) (5675-DB2)

Refer to the MQSeries Home Page for the latest information:

Search for product 5655-G97 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:

Planning Information

WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1

Use of components on separate machines MQSeries 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 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.

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

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: The WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1 package consists of 3480 Tape Cartridges, CD-ROMs, hardcopy manuals, licence information, and proof of entitlement.

The program package contains:

  • Memo to Users
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1 3480 Cartridge
  • Licence Information
  • Program Directory
  • Customization and Administration Guide
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Installation Instructions
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator for NT CD-ROM
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator DB2 for NT DB2 V7.1 (English and AP Languages) CD-ROMs
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Supplemental CD-ROM
  • MQSeries V5.2.1 Server CD-ROM
  • MQSeries V5.2 Clients CD-ROM
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)

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.

Ordering Information

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 e(logo)server zSeries platform.

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 Example

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.

Ordering Example: The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example:

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.

Value Units for Non-MSU-Based S/390 Processors

MP3000 Models 

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 Information

Configurator Aid Date available

  • CFSW — November 6, 2001 (Price Proposal support via stand-alone path)
  • CFSW — December 11, 2001 (CBPDO order activation date)

                                 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:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge as. Note that customer is not entitled for new products.

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
*
Annual Support Charge

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.

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

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

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.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 2004

Money-Back Guarantee: Two-month, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: No

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

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: Yes

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

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.

WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1

                                           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:

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

 
zSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
The e-business logo, WebSphere, z/OS, and System/370 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
MQ Integrator, MQSeries, OS/390, DB2, S/390, System/390, Systempac, AIX, 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.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.