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
At a Glance
Integrate, link, and control information flow between your business systems with:
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).
WebSphere® MQ Integrator® Broker for z/OS, central to the WebSphere software platform, helps you:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
In addition to those provided in previous releases, WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS provides the following benefits:
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).
In addition, the range of supported identifiers includes any valid XML element name, without the ":" character (in other words, it must start with a letter or underscore and can continue with letters, digits, underscores, hyphens, or full stops).
Specializations of this TWF layer are provided with preset values for:
A new set of Java objects and classes is provided to support the development and deployment of plug-in nodes written in Java. This new interface provides access to the full range of function required for the development of new plug-in nodes.
New ESQL Features: 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.
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:
Visit the Transaction Processing SupportPacs library:
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.
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.
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:
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:
WebSphere MQ Integrator delivers Business Integration through information connectivity, it enables:
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.
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:
For information on Business Application Adapters and Connectors, refer to:
The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements described in this announcement.
Details of the education support will be provided by planned availability through separate education announcement.
Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are available.
For WebSphere® MQ courses, visit:
Call IBM Learning Services in the U.S. at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe, can visit the PNS Web site location at:
The IBM Publications Center Portal:
The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.
Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center.
The following books are shipped with WebSphere MQ Integrator® Broker for z/OS:
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.
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.
Any Year-2000-ready vendor hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, the corresponding supporting software and associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.
Message Broker, User Name Server, and Command Line Support
Control Center and Configuration Manager
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:
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.
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.
The program package contains:
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.
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 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.
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
Note: For actual feature numbers, refer to below.
Value Units for non-MSU-based S/390 processors:
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:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: email@example.com Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. YE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.