IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-075
April 9, 2002
IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3 Maintains the Standard for Messaging and Queuing
(Corrected on August 16, 2002)
Information on Unlicensed Publications in Softcopy moved to aid usability
of ordering information.
At a Glance
Further family consistency, enterprise technology enablement, plus improved performance, availability, and usability:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
This new release has been renamed to WebSphere® MQ for z/OS (from MQSeries® for OS/390®).
New and Improved Function
OS/390 V2.9, Coupling Facility Level 9, and DB2® 6.1, or later.
This release implements more of the function already available on the distributed platforms.
Enterprise Technology Enablement
Enhanced technology is now available to the WebSphere MQ enterprise network and its use by WebSphere Application Server.
Queue Manager Performance, Availability, and Usability
New function improves the operational characteristics of queue managers on WebSphere MQ for z/OS.
Channel Performance, Availability, and Usability
New function improves the operational characteristics of the channel initiator on WebSphere MQ for z/OS.
The WebSphere platform for e-business includes business integration products and solutions that can help integrate just two applications, a single department, or the entire enterprise; reaching across business channels, trading partners and Web customers.
The WebSphere platform for e-business includes information connectivity and integration products, which can be combined selectively or built up, one upon the other, to provide more powerful and efficient integration, including:
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
WebSphere MQ Family
The family of products, based on IBM's industry-leading WebSphere MQ software, helps companies:
The WebSphere MQ family allows companies to maximize e-business opportunities by:
Hardware and Software Support Services
SmoothStart Service for WebSphere MQ provides customers with planning and
installation services for WebSphere MQ Solutions to ensure that their
WebSphere MQ Commercial Messaging environment is quickly up and running.
Depending on customer requirements, an IBM specialist works with the
customer's technical and programming staff to increase productivity and
accelerate implementation of WebSphere MQ licensed software.
Planning Services for WebSphere MQ Solutions
IBM Planning Services for WebSphere MQ Solutions is a customizable
service designed to help customers with a plan to implement a WebSphere
MQ Solution within an organization. With this service, IBM can create
the plan by collecting the necessary business requirements and
infrastructure information, or can work with customer staff to customize
and create the WebSphere MQ plan. In addition, IBM Planning Services
WebSphere MQ Solutions assists in designing system network architecture,
developing deployment and application migration plans, and recovery
planning of MQSeries objects and data.
Design Services for WebSphere MQ Applications
IBM Design Services for WebSphere MQ Applications helps customers produce high- and low-level designs for your WebSphere MQ applications including assistance in modifying or writing applications to take full advantage of your WebSphere MQ environment. This offering is customizable and may include assistance in evaluating your test plans and making sure your applications perform effectively.
IBM High Availability Services for WebSphere MQ helps customers with an assessment of, and recommendation for, their WebSphere MQ High Availability environment, including IBM's WebSphere MQ and WebSphere MQ Integrator products.
The offering includes:
For further information visit:
For details of WebSphere® MQ courses, refer to:
Any System/390® or IBM zSeries 900 (z900) processor capable of
running the required level of operating system with enough storage to
meet the combined requirements of the software prerequisites, WebSphere
MQ for z/OS, the access methods, and the application programs.
The Program Directory shipped with the product normally contains the latest level of information, particularly concerning APAR/PTF levels of supported products.
The following programs, or equivalents, at the specified minimum levels:
OS/390 includes appropriate levels of Language Environment®, TCP/IP, VTAM®, SMP/E, TSO/E, JES, C/C++, DFSMS / DFP, Security Server, High Level Assembler, ISPF, and ICSS.
Compatibility: WebSphere MQSeries® for z/OS, V5.3 is upwardly compatible with programs written for MQSeries for MVS/ESA V1.2, MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1, and MQSeries for OS/390 V5.2. Regression testing is performed to ensure compatibility.
User Group Requirements:
This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from
one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include
Australasian SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE
International, G.U.I.D.E. Europe, Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), Guide Latin
American (LAG), SHARE EUROPE, and SHARE Incorporated.
WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V5.3 on two 9-track magnetic tapes, 6250 bpi, two 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridges, or two 4-mm DAT cartridges, dependent on which feature number is selected.
Optionally, if ordered, the Client Attachment feature on 9-track magnetic tape, 6250 bpi, 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge or 4-mm DAT cartridge, dependent upon which feature number is selected.
The tape or cartridge labelled 1 of 2 contains the WebSphere MQ for z/OS product code. The tape or cartridge labelled 2 of 2 contains the WebSphere MQ classes for Java and Java message service feature code.
One copy of the WebSphere MQ Clients CD-ROM is supplied with the Client Attachment feature.
One printed copy of each of the following books:
Order Title Number WebSphere MQ for z/OS GI10-2548 Program Directory WebSphere MQ for z/OS GC34-6181 License Program Specifications WebSphere MQ for z/OS GC34-6051 Concepts and Planning Guide WebSphere MQ for z/OS GC34-6054 Problem Determination Guide WebSphere MQ for z/OS GC34-6056 Messages and Codes
The WebSphere MQ Documentation: Information Center and PDF CD-ROM
(SK3T-6942) and the WebSphere MQ Documentation: HTML CD-ROM (SK3T-6943)
are provided with the product if feature numbers 7133 and 7134 are
Security, Auditability, and Control
The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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:
Orders for new licenses can be placed now.
Shipment will not occur before availability date.
New users of WebSphere MQ for z/OS should specify type 5655 and model F10.
Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
ESL OTC Feature Description Number 5655-F10 WebSphere 0024 MQ for z/OS, V5.3 Client Attachment Feature 0065
ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).
Parallel Sysplex® License Charge (PSLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B, and PSLC Level C, and PSLC Level D features and quantity.
If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No-Charge (NC) Identifier feature on the licenses.
Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
PSLC PSLC Basic License Machine Feature MLC Feature MSU Capacity Number Description 1 0001 PSLC Base, 1 MSU 2 0002 PSLC Base, 2 MSUs 3 0003 PSLC Base, 3 MSUs 4 -- 45 0004 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 0005 PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs 46 -- 175 0006 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 0007 PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs 0008 PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs 176 -- 315 0009 PSLC Level C, 1 MSU 0010 PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs 0011 PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs 316 or more 0012 PSLC Level D, 1 MSU 0013 PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs NA 0014 PSLC NC IDENTIFIER
Variable Workload License Charge (WLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the WLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the WLC Level 1, WLC Level 2, WLC Level 3 and WLC Level 4 features with the appropriate quantity.
Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
Variable WLC Aggregation: When z/OS is installed on two or more System/390 or zSeries 900 (z900) machines comprising a sysplex, Variable WLC aggregation applies to z/OS and the S/390® software programs which have Variable WLC.
Whether there is only one license or more than one license of the program in the sysplex, the charge for all licenses is associated to the "aggregation license" by specifying the applicable WLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the MSUs in the sysplex. The "aggregation license" is an additional program license which is ordered and serialized, although there is no shipment associated with it.
For the actual licenses, the charge is reflected as ¢0.00 by specifying the applicable "registration" Variable WLC feature numbers and the quantity equal to the MSUs of that license running on the designated machine.
For WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V5.3 (5655-F10), the Variable WLC feature numbers are as follows:
WLC WLC Basic License Feature MLC(1) MSU Capacity Number Feature Description 0 -- 45 0028 WLC Base, 45 MSU 46 -- 175 0029 WLC L1, 1 MSU 176 -- 315 0032 WLC L2, 1 MSU 316 -- 575 0034 WLC L3, 1 MSU 0036 WLC L3, 50 MSU 576 or more 0038 WLC L4, 1 MSU 0040 WLC L4, 50 MSU
WLC Reg WLC Basic License Feature No-Charge Registration MSU Capacity Number Feature Description 0 -- 1 0030 WLC Base, 1 MSU Reg 2 -- 175 0031 WLC L1, 1 MSU Reg 176 -- 315 0033 WLC L2, 1 MSU Reg 316 -- 575 0035 WLC L3, 1 MSU Reg 0037 WLC L3, 50 MSU Reg 576 or more 0039 WLC L4, 1 MSU Reg 0041 WLC L4, 50 MSU Reg
Example 2: If there are 2 machines in a sysplex, and a program is running on machine #1 at 190 MSUs and on machine #2 at 140 MSUs, the Variable WLC feature numbers and quantities to be ordered would be:
S/390 Usage Pricing (Usage License Charge) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the appropriate program and feature number, if required, for asset registration. Specify the applicable S/390 Usage Pricing feature. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
Charges will be based upon the Peak MSUs. Usage reported between thresholds of features 1, 2, or 3, will be rounded up to the next MSU level. Above 1.0 MSU, usage will be rounded to the nearest whole MSU. For example, 2.4 MSUs would round to 2.0 MSUs for pricing, and 2.5 MSUs would round to 3.0 MSUs for pricing.
The customer pricing will be determined by selecting either:
Feature 1 (if usage is below 0.25 MSU) Feature 2 (if usage is between 0.26 and 0.50) Feature 3 (if usage is between 0.51 and 1.0) Feature 3+ (# MSUs from 2-11 times the charge associated with feature number 4) + (# MSUs from 12-44 times the charge associated with feature number 5) + (# MSUs from 45-78 times the charge associated with feature number 6) + (# MSUs above 78 times the charge associated with feature number 7 -- if applicable)
Usage Pricing Feature Description Number 0 to 0.25 MSU Base 0015 0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base 0016 0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base 0017 Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs) 0018 Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs) 0019 Level C Chg/MSU (45 to 78 MSUs) 0020 Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs) 0021 Level D Chg/MSU Per 50 MSUs for machine capacity of 79 or more MSUs 0022 N/C ID Feature 0023
Order quantity 1 of the 0.26 to 0.5 MSU base feature
A customer with 6.6 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:
Be rounded up to 7.0 MSUs
Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature Order quantity 6 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
A customer with 15 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:
Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature Order quantity 4 of the Level B 1 MSU feature
A customer with 50 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:
Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature order quantity 33 of the Level B 1 MSU feature order quantity 6 of the Level C 1 MSU feature
A customer with 85 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:
Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature Order quantity 10
of the Level A 1 MSU feature order quantity 33 of the Level B 1
MSU feature order quantity 34 of the Level C 1 MSU feature order
quantity 7 of the Level D 1 MSU feature
Client Attachment Feature
Usage Pricing Feature Description Number 0 to 0.25 MSU Base 0056 0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base 0057 0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base 0058 Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs) 0059 Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs) 0060 Level C Chg/MSU (45 to 78 MSUs) 0061 Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs) 0062 Level D Chg/MSU Per 50 MSUs for machine capacity of 79 or more MSUs 0063 N/C ID Feature 0064
PSLC PSLC Basic License Machine Feature MLC Feature MSU Capacity Number Description 1 0042 PSLC Base, 1 MSU 2 0043 PSLC Base, 2 MSUs 3 0044 PSLC Base, 3 MSUs 4 -- 45 0045 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 0046 PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs 46 -- 175 0047 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 0048 PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs 0049 PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs 176 -- 315 0050 PSLC Level C, 1 MSU 0051 PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs 0052 PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs 316 or more 0053 PSLC Level D, 1 MSU 0054 PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs NA 0055 PSLC NC IDENTIFIER
WLC WLC Basic License Feature MLC MSU Capacity Number Feature Description 0 -- 45 0069 WLC Base, 45 MSU 46 -- 175 0070 WLC L1, 1 MSU 176 -- 315 0073 WLC L2, 1 MSU 316 -- 575 0075 WLC L3, 1 MSU 0077 WLC L3, 50 MSU 576 or more 0079 WLC L4, 1 MSU 0081 WLC L4, 50 MSU
WLC Reg WLC Basic License Feature No-Charge Registration MSU Capacity Number Feature Description 0 -- 1 0071 WLC Base, 1 MSU Reg 2 -- 175 0072 WLC L1, 1 MSU Reg 176 -- 315 0074 WLC L2, 1 MSU Reg 316 -- 575 0076 WLC L3, 1 MSU Reg 576 or more 0080 WLC L4, 1 MSU Reg
Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC): To order a GOLC software, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the GOLC monthly charge feature number from the table below. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.
GOLC GOLC Feature Category Number H30 0025 H50 0026 H70 0027
GOLC GOLC Feature Category Number H30 0066 H50 0067 H70 0068
Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.
The machine-readable material shipped on the distribution media is common to all languages shipped, and includes messages translated to Japanese and Simplified Chinese. Different distribution medium feature codes are provided by language, but this is only because they cause the appropriate translated hard-copy publications to be shipped with the product tape.
Distribution Feature Medium Number Environment: z/OS 2 x Magnetic Tape 9-track 6250-bpi 5811 2 x 3480 1/2-inch Tape Cartridge 5812 2 x 4-mm DAT Cartridge 6147
Basic Machine-Readable Material with Translated Publications: For an order with hard-copy publications in Japanese (Kanji), select the feature number of the desired distribution medium below, instead of the base feature number:
Distribution Feature Medium Number Environment: z/OS 2 x Magnetic Tape 9-track 6250-bpi, 5801 with Japanese publications 2 x 3480 1/2-inch Tape Cartridge, 5802 with Japanese publications 2 x 4-mm DAT Cartridge, 6148 with Japanese publications
No translated publications in Simplified Chinese are provided for WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V5.3 so there are no Simplified Chinese distribution media feature codes.
Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Serial number only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Ship media only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Ship documentation only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media) Feature Description Number Update Shipments Ship Media updates only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation) Ship documentation only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media) Suppress updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation) Expedite Shipments Local IBM office expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer expedite process charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Distribution Feature Medium Number Environment: z/OS Magnetic Tape 9-track 6250-bpi 5821 3480 1/2-inch Tape Cartridge 5822 4-mm DAT Cartridge 6149
Documentation CD-ROMs: One copy of the WebSphere MQ Documentation: Information Center and PDF CD-ROM (SK3T-6942) will be shipped free of charge with this product if feature number 7133 is specified in the order.
One copy of the WebSphere MQ Documentation: HTML CD-ROM (SK3T-6943) will be shipped free of charge with this product if feature number 7134 is specified in the order.
The publications product kit and collection kit previously ordered via feature numbers 7132 and 7099 have been withdrawn.
Order Title Number WebSphere MQ for z/OS GC34-6181 License Program Specifications WebSphere MQ for z/OS GC34-6054 Problem Determination Guide WebSphere MQ for z/OS GC34-6056 Messages and Codes WebSphere MQ for z/OS GC34-6051 Concepts and Planning Guide
The following publications are translated:
Order Title Number Language: Japanese WebSphere MQ for z/OS GC88-9216 Concepts and Planning Guide WebSphere MQ for z/OS GC88-9219 Problem Determination Guide WebSphere MQ for z/OS GC88-9221 Messages and Codes WebSphere MQ for z/OS SC88-9218 System Administration Guide WebSphere MQ for z/OS SC88-9217 System Setup Guide WebSphere MQ Application SC88-9225 Programming Reference WebSphere MQ Application SC88-9226 Programming Guide WebSphere MQ SC88-9223 Intercommunication WebSphere MQ Script SC88-9220 Command (MQSC) Reference WebSphere MQ Clients SC88-9222 WebSphere MQ Using C++ SC88-9229 WebSphere MQ Using Java SC88-9228 WebSphere MQ Queue SC88-9224 Manager Clusters WebSphere MQ Application SC88-9227 Messaging Interface WebSphere MQ Event SC88-9230 Monitoring WebSphere MQ Security SC88-9231 (available after GA) WebSphere MQ Glossary SC88-9259 and Bibliography Language: Chinese WebSphere MQ for z/OS S152-0262 System Administration Guide WebSphere MQ Script S152-0265 Command (MQSC) Reference WebSphere MQ Clients S152-0367 WebSphere MQ Using Java S152-0257 WebSphere MQ Glossary S152-0339 and Bibliography
The WebSphere MQ for z/OS Program Directory (GI10-2548) and the WebSphere MQ for z/OS License Program Specifications (GC34-6181) are provided in English only.
Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases)
to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the
user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in
effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.
Most 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
The terms for WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V5R3, as previously announced (Software Announcement Letter 200-347 ), licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.
The pricing structure for this release is unchanged from the previous release (MQSeries for OS/390 V5.2).
Refer to Software Announcement 200-347 , dated October 3, 2000.
As from February 19, 2002, zSeries Entry License Charge (zELC)
charge features are offered. Refer to Software Announcement
, dated February 19, 2002.
Sub-Capacity Charges Terms and Conditions
zSeries software charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible Variable WLC products apply when z/OS is running in z/Architecture (64-bit) mode on an IBM zSeries 900, no other MVS-based operating system is licensed to that server and the required information is provided by the customer in accordance with the applicable terms.
Sub-capacity charges for a Variable WLC product is based on the product's defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for Variable WLC products the customer is required to:
Entry Support License OTC:
An OTC authorizes use only on IBM Entry End User/390 Machines. For additional product information, refer to Software Announcement 299-012 , dated January 26, 1999.
Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. LE001 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.