IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-124
June 4, 2002

IBM WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS V2.1 — More Flexible Enterprise Options for WebSphere MQ Integrator

 ENUS202-124.PDF (70KB)


At a Glance

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

  • Message repository manager (MRM) support for XML messages
  • MRM tagged message support
  • MRM multipart tagged message support for formats such as EDI and SWIFT
  • Support for the z/OS platform
  • Visual Administration and Debugging tools
  • National Language Support
  • Support for plug-in input nodes
  • Ability to author plug-in nodes written in Java™
  • Extensions to ESQL capability
  • Many infrastructure upgrades
  • A DTD import capability
  • Message aggregation capability
  • One-time charge based on system usage

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

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® Broker for z/OS™, central to the WebSphere software platform, helps you:

  • 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

What's New

WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS enhances the flexibility and customer appeal of WebSphere MQ Integrator. You can now specify WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS if you want an enterprise broker product without the Rules and Formatter.

You benefit from greater pricing flexibility with all of the WebSphere MQ Integrator traditional strengths in message management, information connectivity, and high scalability on the z/OS platform.

You can span the divide between business processes and provide consistent information within and between enterprises.

Business Integration

The WebSphere platform for e-business includes business integration products and solutions that help integrate a single department or pervade the entire enterprise, reaching across business channels, trading partners, and Web customers.

WebSphere MQ Integrator delivers Business Integration through Information Connectivity. It enables:

  • Connection of disparate, incompatible business systems so that information can be accessed regardless of where it resides
  • Intelligent routing of information based on the content of the information being sent
  • Publication of relevant information only to those interested
  • Delivery of information to mobile devices, quickly and securely

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Software Requirements and Hardware Requirements sections.

Planned Availability Date

July 26, 2002

Description

WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS

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. Applications can be added, extended, or replaced within information flows.

WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS is a 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
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS works closely with relational databases to augment messages and also to warehouse data
  • Messages can be distributed using a dynamic publish/subscribe mechanism that enables the subscriber to filter messages based on content
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS exploits the transactional control offered by WebSphere MQ to provide end-to-end transactional integrity between applications

WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS 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.

WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS does not contain the Rules and Formatter found in WebSphere MQ Integrator

Customers, Business Partners, or other third parties may add to these functions by developing further plug-ins, used with this open framework concept.

WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS uses WebSphere MQ to send and receive messages between applications. With WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS, 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. Predefined templates mean WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS can exchange information with major packaged applications.

Benefits of WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS

WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS offers flexibility for customers who do not need the Rules and Formatter but require all the other functions provided by WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1.

Extending support for WebSphere MQ Integrator 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® on AIX®, DB2, and SQL Server on Microsoft™ Windows NT®
    • Delivery of messages to dynamic (client controlled) subscribers warehousing
    • Invocation of third-party provided message processing capabilities
  • 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 is included — 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 three languages

In addition to those provided in previous releases, WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS 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) using complementary products and services
    • Provides a range of message format library support
    • Solutions using these technologies can be implemented
  • XML enhancements (MRM)
    • 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
    • Exploits industry momentum for Java program
    • Easier availability of skills to rapidly integrate industry technologies through open framework
  • Plug-in API extensions (input nodes)
    • Connects any industry application to the integration broker without regard to the protocol
    • Simpler, more direct integration across your enterprise
  • Opportunity to communicate with other WebSphere MQ Integrator solutions across distributed platforms

Features of WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS

Improved Message Repository Manager (MRM): WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS 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 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 (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 Broker for z/OS to read the header to ascertain the Message Type 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 will be 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 — Used to indicate 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: ESQL has been enhanced with the following functions. The SELECT function now allows arbitrary restructuring of message trees, even those with nested repetitions. The SQL standard CREATE PROCEDURE, CREATE FUNCTION, and CALL statements are introduced. Database stored procedures defined to the broker by the CREATE PROCEDURE statement can be invoked by the CALL statement. This allows stored procedures to have proper parameter type matching and to return output values. Field references may now contain expressions for the type, name, and index of fields, allowing fields whose names are not known until runtime to be accessed without use of the slow EVAL statement.

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 available:

  • Remote read log
  • Extended UNIX® configuration utility
  • Command line import/export/deploy (ICO1)
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator — XML Schema message format importer (IO01)

Visit the Transaction Processing SupportPacs library:

Value-Unit-Based Pricing

Value-Unit-based pricing helps to align the prices of these products to the principle of the Parallel Sysplex License Charge (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 you grow their capacity. Additional capacity is based on the number of Value Units (MSUs) you have installed already; for example, additional capacity is not priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit but on the capacity already installed.

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

IBM Program License Agreement (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 program 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 to realize your e-business goals.

The WebSphere MQ Integrator and WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS represents the IBM response to this market need.

The WebSphere MQ Integrator and WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS address business and application integration by helping you manage information, connectivity, and flow. This allows you to:

  • Integrate existing applications with existing or new applications
  • Visualize the application flow with a graphical development environment
  • Transform, augment, and route 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 WebSphere MQ Integrator, rather than traditional programming techniques, saving both time, effort, and costs to your organization.

Positioning Business Integration: The WebSphere platform for e-business includes business integration products and solutions that help integrate a single department or pervade the entire enterprise, reaching across business channels, trading partners, and Web customers.

Business Integration is one of the capabilities delivered by the WebSphere software platform, along with user reach and experience and foundation and tools.

Business Integration can be achieved through one of four styles of integration:

  • Integration at the glass — Delivering online the needed information to the right people
  • Build to integrate — Developing integrated applications
  • Process integration — Automating procedures involving many applications
  • Information connectivity — Integrating your different applications on many different platforms

WebSphere MQ Integrator delivers Business Integration through information connectivity, it enables:

  • The connection of disparate, incompatible business systems so that information can be accessed regardless of where it resides
  • The intelligent routing of information only to those interested
  • The delivery of information to mobile devices, quickly and securely.

WebSphere MQ, which integrates over 35 platforms, provides the base messaging functions for servers and clients, and assures once-only message delivery.

WebSphere Data Interchange allows you to transform WebSphere MQ Integrator messages into EDI formats quickly and efficiently.

MQSeries Everyplace™ brings the benefits of assured message delivery and dependable security to the failure-prone environment of mobile working.

WebSphere Adapters provide the framework and tools to build and customize adapters for existing, newly packaged or custom-developed applications. The 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.

Reference Information

For further information on previous WebSphere MQ Integrator products, refer to:

Announcement
Type              Date
 
Software Announcement
 

201-318
                  November 6, 2001

201-140
                  May 8, 2001

200-071
                  April 4, 2000

For further information on WebSphere MQ family enhancements, refer to:

Software Announcement
 

299-149
                  June 15, 1999

200-070
                  April 4, 2000

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

Software Announcement
 

202-067
                  April 2, 2002

201-141
                  May 8, 2001

201-034
                  February 13, 2001

Trademarks

 
z/OS, SupportPac, and Everyplace are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, MQ Integrator, MQSeries, AIX, and DB2 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 is a registered trademark 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, visit:

Call IBM Learning Services in the U.S. 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.

The following books are shipped with WebSphere MQ Integrator® Broker for z/OS™:

  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for Windows NT® and Windows® 2000 Installation Guide
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS Customization and Administration Guide
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS Program Directory

The following books are available for WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS:

                               Hardcopy
PDF                            Publication    Shipped     On CD
 
WebSphere MQ Integrator        GI10-2557      Yes         Yes
 Broker for Z/OS
 Program Directory
WebSphere MQ Integrator        SC34-6175      Yes         No
 Broker for z/OS
 Customization &
 Administration
WebSphere MQ Integrator        GC34-6173      No          Yes
 Broker Problem
 Determination Guide
WebSphere MQ Integrator        GC34-6167      No          Yes
 Broker Introduction
 
 and Planning
WebSphere MQ Integrator        SC34-6168      No          Yes
 Broker Using the
 Control Center
WebSphere MQ Integrator        SC34-6171      No          Yes
 Broker
 Administration Guide
WebSphere MQ Integrator        GC34-6169      No          Yes
 Broker Messages
WebSphere MQ Integrator        SC34-6170      No          Yes
 Broker
 Programming Guide
WebSphere MQ Integrator        SC34-6172      No          Yes
 Broker ESQL Reference
WebSphere MQ Integrator        SC34-6174      No          Yes
 Broker Working with
 Messages
WebSphere MQ Integrator        GC34-6180      No          Yes
 Broker for HP-UX
 Installation Guide
WebSphere MQ Integrator        GC34-6179      No          Yes
 Broker for Solaris
 Installation Guide
WebSphere MQ Integrator        GC34-6178      No          Yes
 Broker for AIX(R)
 Installation Guide
WebSphere MQ Integrator        GC34-6177      Yes         Yes
 Broker for
 Windows NT/2000
 Installation Guide

Updated PDF files can be downloaded from the Web after availability.

Other WebSphere MQ 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-5443 for WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker books.

Related Books: MQSeries Family

                                                            Order
Title                                                       Number
 
MQSeries Planning Guide                                     GC33-1349
MQSeries Application Programming                            SC33-0807
 Guide
MQSeries Application Programming                            SC33-1673
 Reference
MQSeries Application Programming                            SX33-6095
 Reference Summary
MQSeries Programmable                                       SC33-1482
 System Management
MQSeries Command Reference                                  SC33-1369
MQSeries Intercommunication                                 SC33-1872
MQSeries Introduction to                                    GC33-0805
 Messaging and 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                                     SC34-5390
 Interface 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 Broker for z/OS 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. The U.S. English PDFs are provided as a searchable Adobe Acrobat PDF package. This package comprises of a set of panels, books, and index files linked together to provide a stand-alone method of searching the WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker library, using Adobe Acrobat Reader with Search.

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

Message Broker, User Name Server, and Command Line Support

  • OS/390 SMP/E V2.8, or later, or z/OS V1.1, or later (5647-A01) or IBM SMP/E for z/OS V3.1, or later
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS 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 must be installed
  • MQSeries V5.2 for OS/390 (5655-F10)
  • DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) V6.1 at RSU0107 and PUT0107 (5645-DB2) plus APARs PQ45812 and PQ53087 plus PTFs UQ38867 and UQ56465 or DB2® V7.1 at RSU0107 and PUT0107 (5675-DB2) plus APARs PQ45812 and PQ53087 plus PTF UQ56466
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 1.3 + PTF

Control Center and Configuration Manager

  • Microsoft™ Windows NT Workstation V4.0 (with SP6a)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Server and Advanced Server (with SP2)
  • DB2 UDB V6.1 (Fix Pack 7 or Fix Pack 8)
  • DB2 UDB V7.1 (GA Level or Fix Pack 3 or Fix Pack 4)
  • DB2 UDB V7.2 (GA Level or Fix Pack 4)

Databases Supported

  • DB2 V6.1 5645-DB2
  • DB2 V7.1 5675-DB2

Note: Coordinated Transactional Support is available with these databases

Refer to the MQSeries Home Page for the latest information:

Search for 5655-I58 V2.1.

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

Refer to published Performance Information available from the WebSphere MQ Web site:

Planning Information

Use of Components on Separate Machines: WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS consists of several components:

  • Message broker
  • Configuration manager
  • User name server
  • Database manager
  • Control center

Each component may be installed on only a single machine at any one time under the terms and conditions of the WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS license, except for the Control Center, which may be installed on multiple machines provided they are all used in conjunction with the same message broker machine.

The Message Broker component determines how Value Unit requirements are calculated. Calculations must be made using the appropriate type of processor for the operating system in use.

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 Broker for z/OS product, and identify the MSU tier in which they fit and then calculate the number of Value Units for the required Use Authorization.

Before operating the system, the customer must confirm that they have sufficient Use Authorization to use the system.

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.

Packaging: The WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS package consists of 3480 Tape Cartridges, CD-ROMs, hardcopy manuals, license information, and Proof of Entitlement (PoE)

The program package contains:

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

Security, Auditability, and Control

WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS 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

New Licensees: The CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5655-I58 is updated to support V2.1. For 5655-I58 media is only shipped via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, Systempac® and CBPDO). CFSW configuration and order entry capability will commence with CBPDO on July 23, 2002.

It is the use of the Message Broker component that determines which WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS product is required. Users of WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS may only run the message broker on the IBM eServer zSeries platform.

Charge Units for WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS: The charge units used for WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS 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

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.

Value Unit Exhibit VUE007

                                 Value                Value
                                 Units/               Units/
Usage Level    Minimum  Maximum  MSU        HW        Machine
 
Base               1       3     1      MP3000 H30     6
PSLC / Level A     4      45     0.45   MP3000 H50     8
PSLC / Level B    46     175     0.36   MP3000 H70    12
PSLC / Level C   176     315     0.27   ESL Models     2
PSLC / Level D   316       +     0.2

The products in this announcement have one charge unit — Value Units.

Value Units for IBM 9672 Processors are based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all S/390®-based systems 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 is available to support 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              0.45
Tier B        46-175              0.36
Tier C       176-315              0.27
Tier D       316+                 0.20

Note: For the actual translation from MSUs to Value Units for this product, refer to below.

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

If the customer has installed 1,000 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     *      0.45         =     18.90
Tier B      130     *      0.36         =     46.80
Tier C      140     *      0.27         =     37.80
Tier D      685     *      0.20         =    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.

                           Feature
 
  1 Value Unit             0001
250 Value Units            0002

Example: A product running on machines with 1,000 MSUs requiring 244 Value Units, would order feature number 0001, quantity 244

Note: For actual feature numbers, refer to 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 number of the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

For 5655-I58 V2.1 price proposals, the CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5655-I58 supports V2.1.

5655-I58 media is only shipped via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac, and CBPDO). CFSW configuration and order entry capability will commence with CBPDO on July 23, 2002.

For CBPDO orders, shipment will begin one week after general availability.

WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS V2.1

                             OTC        Medium
                   Program   Feature    Feature
Description        Number    Number     Number    Medium
 
                   5655-I58             5802      3480 tape
  1 Value Unit               0001
250 Value Units              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 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. The customer is not entitled for new products.

Once Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.

Subscription and Support for WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS V2.1

                           Annual    Decline
                           Support   Subscription  Media
                           Charge    and Support   No Charge
                 Program   Feature   Feature       Feature
Description      Number    Number    Number        Number
 
                 5655-I59
  1 Value Unit             0001      0003          6719
250 Value Units            0002

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.

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011) applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

These products are licensed under the IPLA, the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6435), which provide 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 customers who desire added services.

Limited Warranty: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 2004

Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Usage Restriction: Yes

Value Units and Program Charges: The charge units used for this product are based on Value Units, depending on the measured system usage (MSU) level of the server on which the Message Broker is installed. The number of MSUs per machine type/model is published by IBM and can be viewed online at:

To calculate the number of Value Units, the total MSUs are subdivided into one or more tiers, for each tier, the Value Units are calculated by multiplying the MSU tier value by a adjustment factor and the resulting numbers are then added together to provide the total Value Units. Refer to the example shown in the Ordering Information section.

The program includes a client, which must be used on an Intel®-based1 machine. No separate server authorizations are required to license any other component part of the media package

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 versions of this program for use with operating systems other than z/OS are transferable for use on the z/OS operating system, but only with the prior written agreement of IBM, which may be granted subject to the payment of additional license charges.

Licenses granted under the IPLA can be transferred from one machine to another within (but not limited to) an enterprise. Sysplex licensed users may aggregate the "capacity for all the processors" on which the program is operated to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single PoE document. It is the licensed user's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units so as not to exceed the applicable entitlement limits under the user's current license to use the program.

Subscription and Support: Subscription and Support must be specified using the same quantity of Value Units as the Program License entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.

1
Intel machines include compatible processors such as Cyrix and AMD.

Software Maintenance Applies: No

For Operating System software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line offering will provide support for operating systems and associated products not available with the newly announced software maintenance offering. This ensures total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under the current and revised Support Line offering, refer to our Web site at:

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Software Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

Other Support: Subscription Support

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

iSeries 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 Broker for z/OS V2.1

 
                                        PBOTC
                              Program   Feature
Description                   Number    Number        OTC
 
Base Product
   1 Value Unit               5655-I58  0001        $   15,750
 250 Value Units              5655-I58  0002         3,937,500
 
 
                                        ASC(3)
                              Program   Feature
Description                   Number    Number        OTC
 
Subscription and
 Support
   1 Value Unit               5655-I59  0001          $  3,938
 250 Value Units              5655-I59  0002           984,375
2
Processor-based one-time charge
3
Annual support charge

Upgrades: Contact your sales channel for IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line pricing information.

Variable Charges: The applicable PBOTC 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 to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at:

Use the Select a Country menu to find a contact in your location or country.

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.

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