IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-239
September 24, 2002
IBM WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel extends integrator's platform coverage
(Corrected on July 10, 2003)
Information on HP NonStop Kernel added.
(Corrected on September 30, 2002)
Media Pack details added to Ordering information section.
At a glance
Integrate, link, and control information flow between your business systems
Available in 2002:
Available in 2003:
Open, yet secure...WebSphere MQ Integrator cross-platform middleware is scalable and manageable.
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
WebSphere® MQ Integrator® Broker for HP® NonStop® Kernel, central to the IBM WebSphere software platform, helps you:
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker is available on the following platforms:
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel enhances the flexibility and appeal of WebSphere MQ Integrator. It is designed and implemented to maximize the advantages of the combination of the HP NonStop Server platform and IBM's WebSphere MQ software. (See Description for more details.)
Span the divide between business processes and make consistent information accessible within and between enterprises.
The IBM WebSphere platform for e-business includes business integration software 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 Broker for HP NonStop Kernel delivers business integration through information connectivity. It enables:
Planned availability dates
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel technology is a powerful information broker that selects and distributes information to the applications, databases, and people that need it.
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel maximizes the advantages of your HP NonStop Server environment, while maintaining full, standard functionality. The product's multi-process, multi-threaded architecture provides good scalability for a mixed workload including database operations, as well as CPU-intensive operations such as message transformations. The ease by which you can integrate your NonStop applications using WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel has been significantly enhanced by allowing custom plug-in nodes to use native HP NonStop communication mechanisms. For example, WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel can be configured with a custom input node that can act as a TS/MP server; you can use TS/MP requester applications to drive integration message flows directly. The combination of WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel and MQSeries for NSK running on the NonStop Server platform provides a fault-tolerant, easy-to-use, flexible, and scalable platform for your enterprise integration hub.
Users can implement realtime, application-to-application message transformation and intelligent message routing quickly and easily. It is flexible so applications can be added, extended, or replaced within information flows.
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel is a cross-platform middleware application integration engine. This powerful information broker manages:
In addition, WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel:
Customers, Business Partners, or other third parties may add to these functions by developing further plug-ins for use with this open framework concept.
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel uses WebSphere MQ to send and receive messages between applications. Operations performed on the messages include:
Message formats can be self-defining, using XML, or defined using an IBM-provided format repository
or third-party message dictionaries. Predefined templates mean WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for
HP NonStop Kernel can exchange information with major packaged applications.
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel offers flexibility for customers who do not need the rules and formatter functions but require all the other functions provided by WebSphere MQ Integrator.
Improved MRM: WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel includes a new version of the MRM with significantly enhanced support for XML messages and support for industry-standard "tag-delimited" message formats such as SWIFT, EDI, and AL3 (ACORD).
In addition, the range of supported identifiers includes any valid XML element name, without the ":" character (in other words, it must start with a letter or underscore and can continue with letters, digits, underscores, hyphens, or full stops).
Specializations of this TWF layer are provided with preset values for:
A new set of Java objects and classes is provided to support the development and deployment of plug-in nodes written in Java. This new interface provides access to the full range of function required for the development of new plug-in nodes.
New ESQL features: The SELECT function 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 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:
You need to integrate applications existing and new to realize your e-business goals.
The WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for Multiplatforms and WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel programs represent IBM's response to this market need.
The WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for Multiplatforms and WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel 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 Broker for HP NonStop Kernel, rather than traditional programming techniques, saving time, effort, and costs for 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 Broker for HP NonStop Kernel 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 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats quickly and efficiently.
WebSphere MQ 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 SAP and J.D. Edwards.
WebSphere MQ Integrator (formerly MQSeries® Integrator) and WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker provide powerful information brokers that include a one-to-many connectivity model plus transformation, intelligent routing, and information flow modelling across multiple, disparate business systems.
WebSphere MQ Workflow, a business process management system, enables the definition, execution, and swift change of complete business processes that span systems, applications, and people.
WebSphere Business Integrator provides an end-to-end business process integration solution that leverages all the products listed above, enabling the creation, execution, and management of processes that span diverse applications and enterprises.
For further information on WebSphere MQ Integrator products, refer to the following Software Announcements:
For more information on WebSphere MQ family enhancements, refer to these Software Announcements:
For information on Business Application Adapters and Connectors, refer to the following Software Announcements:
The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements described in this announcement.
Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are available.
For WebSphere® MQ courses, access:
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 the Offering Information Web site:
The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will receive notifications automatically by e-mail. To subscribe, visit:
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. Many publications are available online in various file formats, which can be downloaded free of charge.
PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center. The following books are available for WebSphere MQ Integrator® Broker for HP NonStop Kernel:
Hardcopy PDF Title publication on CD? WebSphere MQ Integrator GC34-6198 Yes Broker for HP NonStop Kernel Installation and Customization Guide WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker GC34-6177 Yes for Windows NT(R) and Windows(R) 2000 Installation Guide WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker GC34-6167 Yes Introduction and Planning WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker SC34-6168 Yes Using the Control Center WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker SC34-6171 Yes Administration Guide WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker GC34-6169 Yes Messages WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker SC34-6170 Yes Programming Guide WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker SC34-6172 Yes ESQL Reference WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker SC34-6173 Yes Problem Determination Guide WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker SC34-6174 Yes Working with Messages
Updated PDF files can be downloaded from the Web after availability.
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 books.
Order Title number MQSeries(R) Planning Guide GC33-1349 MQSeries for Compaq NonStop GC34-5887 Kernel, V5.1 Quick Beginnings MQSeries Application SC33-0807 Programming Guide MQSeries Application SC33-1673 Programming Reference MQSeries Application SX33-6095 Programming Reference Summary MQSeries Programmable SC33-1482 System Management MQSeries Command Reference SC33-1369 MQSeries Intercommunication SC33-1872 MQSeries Introduction to GC33-0805 Messaging & Queuing MQSeries Messages GC33-1876 MQSeries System SC33-1873 Administration MQSeries Using C++ SC33-1877 MQSeries Clients GC33-1632 Order Title number MQSeries Queue Manager SC34-5349 Clusters MQSeries Brochure G511-1908 MQSeries Using Java(TM) SC34-5456 MQSeries Administration SC34-5390 Interface Programming Guide and Reference MQSeries Business GC34-5440 Partner Directory
Additional hardcopy documentation can be ordered separately for a fee.
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 for HP NonStop Kernel library, using Adobe Acrobat Reader with Search.
Message Broker, User Name Server, Control Center, and Configuration Manager
Check the HP NonStop Kernel documentation for the latest patch level of the operating system and development subsystem.
IBM MQSeries for Compaq NonStop Kernel, V5.1 (not supplied, must be purchased separately)
Refer to the WebSphere MQ Home Page for the latest information:
For details on WebSphere MQ family platforms, messaging links, gateways, and interfaces, WebSphere MQ Integrator platforms, WebSphere Data Interchange, MQSeries Workflow platforms, and additional information, access:
Performance considerations: Major performance improvements are included in the string class, parser, and MRM components within this release of the WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel. Improved message flow rates within the product reduce the associated processor costs.
Refer to published Performance Information available from the WebSphere MQ Web site:
Each component may be installed only on a single machine at time under the terms and conditions of the WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel 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.
Capacity unit requirements
The charge unit for WebSphere MQ Integrator servers is based on capacity units, with each processor group requiring a certain number of capacity units.
Processor Group List
Total MQSeries Capacity Units Description Required Intel(1) Uniprocessor Machines N/A(2) 2 Intel 2-way SMP Machines 4 RISC 1-2 Processors per box/SP Node Intel/RISC 3-8 Processors per box/SP Node 8 Intel/RISC 9-23 Processors per box/SP Node 16 Intel/RISC 24 or more Processors N/A(2) 30 per box/SP Node
You must identify the machine on which you will install the WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel product, and purchase the required number of capacity units with your order.
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: WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel media consists of multiple CD-ROMs. It contains program code and PDF files of the publications for viewing online. The CD-ROMs also contain the complete appropriate WebSphere MQ programs necessary to run WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel on the specified platforms.
The WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel media pack contains:
Electronic software delivery (ESD)
Passport Advantage customers can download ESD images from the following Web site:
Business Partners can download the above images from the following Web site:
This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM
license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate, and will
be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program.
The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for
Security, auditability, and control
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel uses the security and auditability features of the workstation or server operating system.
In addition, WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel implements a level of security including access control of queues and authorization between message queue managers.
This product is available only via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel uses a charge unit called a capacity unit. Multiple capacity units will need to be purchased depending on the applicable processor group on which WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel is installed.
For example: If the customer has two servers in Tier 2 and two servers in Tier 3, the total number of capacity units required = 24 (2 * 4 plus 2 * 8)
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel V2.1 Media Pack delivers the following support:
Passport Advantage customer Media Pack entitlement details
Part Program name number WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for HP NonStop Kernel V2.1 GA1 Media Pack BA07NML Multilingual GA2 Media Pack BA08CML Multilingual Capacity Unit LIC/SW D51NNLL MAINT 1 ANNIV Capacity Unit LIC/SW D51NPLL MAINT 2 ANNIV Capacity Unit LIC/SW E00IKLL MAINT RNWL 1ANNIV Capacity Unit SW D51NQLL MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the following products are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
Note: Refer to the At a Glance section for specific elements of:
GA2 Available in 2003
Part Sub ID/ Description number description WebSphere MQ BA07NML WSMQIBHNSB01/ Integrator WBSPH MQ INTEG Broker,V2.1, BROKER HP NSK HP NSK GA1, CAP U Media Pack, Multilingual WebSphere MQ BA08CML WSMQIBHNSB01/ Integrator WBSPH MQ INTEG Broker,V2.1, BROKER HP NSK HP NSK GA2, CAP U Media Pack, Multilingual
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MQSeries: The program includes a copy of MQSeries. For each PoE, you are authorized to install and use MQSeries in association with your use of the program. You are authorized to install two copies of MQSeries for use with the program. You are authorized to use MQSeries only with messages generated for the program, and not for other purposes. To use MQSeries for other purposes, you must acquire a separate nonrestricted PoE for an MQSeries software product which authorizes such use.
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.