IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-041
February 11, 2003

IBM WebSphere MQ V5.3 Changes to Processor-Based Pricing and Adds Extended Transactional Clients

 ENUS203-041.PDF (42KB)

(Corrected on May 14, 2003)

Added paragraph to At a Glance section identifying other MQSeries products. In Description section, changed fourth bullet under Migration Notes.

At a Glance

Simplified charging means:

  • Per-processor-based pricing, replacing per-capacity-unit charging
  • Increased customer satisfaction and greater consistency across the WebSphere family
  • Current charge units transferable to the new model
  • Migration for existing customers at maintenance renewal

WebSphere MQ is priced on a per-processor basis. The pricing structure for the extended transactional clients is equivalent to that of the WebSphere MQ server products.

MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX V5.1, MQSeries for Solaris Intel Platform Edition V5.1, MQSeries for AT&T GIS UNIX V2.2.1, MQSeries for SINIX and DC/OSx V2.2.1, and MQSeries for OpenVMS VAX V2.2.1.1 are also now priced on a per-processor basis.

WebSphere MQ further enhances its messaging capability:

  • Extended transactional clients enable improved database coordination.
  • SupportPacs MA7P and MA0R provide a convenient interface to Microsoft .NET.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

In response to your feedback, it is now simpler to do business with IBM.

You now pay for IBM software licenses on a per-processor basis for WebSphere® MQ.

This is a change from the per-capacity-unit model of charging for software licenses.

You should expect no general increase or decrease in net costs. However, any change in cost will depend on your unique circumstances, relating to the number of processors in your machines.

The change is effective now for all new orders but does not affect existing licenses until the next Software Maintenance renewal.

If you do not have a Software Maintenance contract, you are not affected by this change and should continue using your programs under the capacity-unit terms.

The pricing structure for the extended transactional clients is equivalent to that of the WebSphere MQ server products.

Processor-priced products will have their equivalent capacity unit products withdrawn on May 5, 2003.

Extended Transactional Clients

WebSphere MQ, the backbone of IBM messaging and Java™ Message Service (JMS) support, now supports extended transactional clients, which operate as an XA resource manager. Use these clients to:

  • Coordinate units of work with databases such as DB2® under the control of an external transaction coordinator
  • Centralize system management and administration
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Organize your networked resources in a more efficient way

SupportPac™ MA7P and SupportPac MA0R deliver WebSphere MQ classes for .NET, a convenient interface for customers who code applications in the Microsoft™ .NET programming framework to call WebSphere MQ.

For more product information, refer to Software Announcement 202-074 , dated April 9, 2002.

Key Prerequisites

Client platform requirements are similar to those for servers.

Refer to Software Announcement 202-074 , dated April 9, 2002.

Planned Availability Date

  • February 14, 2003: Electronic delivery (processor-based pricing)
  • February 28, 2003: Electronic delivery and media package (processor-based pricing and extended transactional clients)

Description

Charging and License Use Management

Charges for authorized use of the program are based on processor license units (PLUs). The use of the program on any server machine requires one PLU to be acquired (from IBM or an IBM Business Partner) for each processor contained in the server machine on which any copy of the program is to run. PLUs are required for every server machine on which the program is installed. You are also required to obtain a corresponding number of additional PLUs if the program installation is moved to a server machine with a greater number of processors, or if any additional processors are added to the server machine on which the program is installed.

Failure to comply with the requirement for the appropriate number of PLUs will invalidate the terms of this license.

License Use Management software may be used to monitor compliance.

For Software Maintenance renewals for deployments on servers of five processors and greater, and new software purchases for deployments on servers of five processors and greater, you are eligible for special bid on the software. Contact your IBM representative.

Also refer to the License Information supplied with your updated copy of the program.

Transferability

Users who upgrade from an earlier release of the program under Passport Advantage can use their existing capacity units and then acquire additional PLUs to satisfy the requirements given below. The capacity units from the previous release will be converted to PLUs (at a rate of two capacity units to one PLU) and counted as all or part of the customer entitlement.

Any "spare" capacity units can be used towards other program entitlement at the time of renewal reconciliation, but are not refundable.

Capacity units for WebSphere MQ will be withdrawn from marketing on May 5, 2003.

Users should retain their original product and capacity units as Proof of Entitlement (PoE).

Note that the pricing is based on the number of processors in the server machine, regardless of whether they are all used to execute the program.

Migration

Existing customers will receive updated media packs soon after the products become generally available under the new terms.

Migration for customers who have existing capacity unit license entitlements will be at the time of Software Maintenance renewal. A standard conversion rate of two capacity units to one processor license unit will be used. In the majority of situations, this conversion will ensure that customers have sufficient entitlement. However, where machines have five or more processors (and in a few other cases), the standard conversion will not give the required number of entitlements. In this case, when contacted by IBM, you should discuss acquiring additional entitlements in order to be correctly licensed under the new pricing model. You will not be charged for additional entitlements granted under this process, but the Software Maintenance renewal will be amended, based on the number of entitlements needed.

For Software Maintenance renewals for deployments on servers of five processors and greater, and new software purchases for deployments on servers of five processors and greater, you are eligible for special bid on the software.

Notes

  • All the WebSphere MQ V5.3 products for distributed operating systems (including the WebSphere MQ for Linux for zSeries™ V5.3 product) are now priced on a per-processor basis.
  • For users of WebSphere MQ for Linux for zSeries V5.3: on the latest IBM eServer zSeries platform, an Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) can provide greater performance at a lower price. WebSphere MQ pricing using this facility is based on the total number of processors (engines) in the server that are configured for IFL.
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS™ V5.3 is not on the processor-based metric.
  • Only the MQSeries products identified in this announcement are changing to processor-based pricing.
  • WebSphere MQ V5.3 products that are available through AAS are not changing to processor-based pricing.
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Extended Transactional Clients

WebSphere MQ introduces extended transactional clients, which allow a WebSphere MQ Client to operate as an XA resource manager. You can coordinate units of work with databases such as DB2 under the control of an external transaction coordinator.

The extended transactional clients, which support C and JMS programming, are available on the following client platforms:

  • Windows® 2000
  • Windows NT®
  • Windows XP
  • AIX®
  • Sun Solaris
  • Linux for Intel®
  • Linux for zSeries
  • HP-UX

Although the extended transactional clients are not available on iSeries™ or z/OS, the WebSphere MQ V5.3 server platforms (except z/OS) support attachment of the extended transactional clients.

The extended transactional clients do not support WebSphere MQ as a transaction manager; that is, the MQBEGIN verb is not supported. These clients operate as a resource manager, not as a transaction manager.

The extended transactional clients allow centralized system management and administration, which can reduce operational costs and help you organize your networked resources in a more efficient way.

New SupportPacs for Microsoft .NET Support

These SupportPacs (MA7P and MA0R) enable reliable interoperation between .NET applications and other applications or systems within or outside your enterprise. The classes can operate either directly on a local WebSphere MQ server or, using a client connection, to a remote WebSphere MQ server.

Software Prerequisites

Refer to Software Announcement 202-074 , dated April 9, 2002, for further information on prerequisites. Also visit the WebSphere MQ Web pages and newsgroups.

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

Because speed to market and quality of service are critical for success, companies need to be agile to survive. The WebSphere MQ family provides a versatile platform for e-business. The WebSphere platform includes information connectivity and integration products that can be combined selectively or built up, one upon the other, for more powerful and efficient integration.

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM): WebSphere MQ technology is available to qualified OEM for product integration via the IBM OEM organization. Prospective OEMs can discuss details of the arrangement by contacting the IBM OEM Worldwide Software Sales team at ibmoemsw@austin.ibm.com.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Screen readers and screen magnifiers tested for use by people with visual impairment
  • Speech recognition products tested for use by people with mobility impairment
  • Optional display of audio alerts for people with hearing impairment

Product Positioning

The WebSphere MQ family provides a versatile platform for e-business.

  • WebSphere MQ, the core of the WebSphere MQ family, integrates over 35 platforms:
    • Provides base messaging functions for servers and clients
    • Ensures once-only message delivery
    • Operates alone or with other members of the family
  • WebSphere Business Integration Adapters include the framework and tools you need to build and customize adapters for existing and new, prepackaged, or custom-developed applications.
  • WebSphere MQ Everyplace™ brings the benefits of assured message delivery and security to the failure-prone environment of mobile working.
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator® Broker includes a one-to-many connectivity model plus transformation, intelligent routing, and information flow modelling across multiple, disparate business systems.
  • WebSphere MQ Event Broker provides an entry point with lower cost, yet optimizes performance for a subset of function.
  • WebSphere MQ Workflow enables the definition, execution, and swift change of complete business processes that span systems, applications, and people.

In addition, Product Extensions provide additional supported function available as a download from the Internet.

WebSphere MQ Family: The industry-leading WebSphere MQ software helps companies:

  • Quickly and economically address business integration issues
  • Become more agile
  • Stay flexible
  • Maintain customer orientation
  • Gain competitive position and stay there

Maximize e-business opportunities by:

  • Leveraging existing resources
  • Improving speed-to-market
  • Anticipating IT changes as your business changes

Reference Information

For further information, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 202-074 , dated April 9, 2002
  • Software Announcement 203-040 , dated February 11, 2003

Trademarks

 
SupportPac, zSeries, the e-business logo, z/OS, iSeries, and Everyplace are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, DB2, MQSeries, AIX, and MQ Integrator are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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.

Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are available.

For WebSphere® MQ courses, visit:

Call IBM Learning Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

Offering Information

Product information is available through:

Publications

Softcopy (PDF) publications on the WebSphere MQ Documentation CD-ROMs are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

The WebSphere MQ Extended Transactional Clients book (SC34-6275) is shipped on the product CD-ROM (and on the WebSphere MQ Documentation CD-ROMs).

WebSphere MQ books include:

                                                            Order
Title                                                       Number
 
WebSphere MQ Script (MQSC) Command                          SC34-6055
 Reference
WebSphere MQ Messages                                       GC34-6057
WebSphere MQ Clients                                        GC34-6058
WebSphere MQ Extended Transactional                         SC34-6275
 Clients
WebSphere MQ Programmable Command                           SC34-6060
 
 Formats and Administration Interface
WebSphere MQ Application Messaging                          SC34-6065
 Interface
 
                                                            Order
Title                                                       Number
 
WebSphere MQ Using C++                                      SC34-6067
WebSphere MQ System Administration                          SC34-6068
 Guide
WebSphere MQ for Windows(R),                                SC34-6134
 Using the Component Object Model
 Interface
WebSphere MQ Intercommunication                             SC34-6059
WebSphere MQ Queue Manager Clusters                         SC34-6061
WebSphere MQ Application Programming                        SC34-6062
 Reference
WebSphere MQ Application Programming                        SC34-6064
 Guide
WebSphere MQ Using Java(TM)                                 SC34-6066
WebSphere MQ Event Monitoring                               SC34-6069
WebSphere MQ Security                                       SC34-6079
WebSphere MQ Glossary and Bibliography                      SC34-6113
WebSphere MQ for Windows, V5R3 Quick                        GC34-6073
 Beginnings
WebSphere MQ for Solaris V5R3 Quick                         GC34-6075
 Beginnings
WebSphere MQ for AIX(R) V5R3 Quick                          GC34-6076
 Beginnings
WebSphere MQ for HP-UX V5R3 Quick                           GC34-6077
 Beginnings
WebSphere MQ for Linux  V5R3 Quick                          GC34-6078
 Beginnings
WebSphere MQ for iSeries(TM) V5R3 Quick                     GC34-6072
 Beginnings
WebSphere MQ for iSeries System                             SC34-6070
 Administration Guide
WebSphere MQ for iSeries                                    SC34-6071
 Application Programming Reference
 (ILE RPG)

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order and product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications 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. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publications Center.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

Any compatible hardware capable of running the specified operating system, software, and associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.

Software Requirements

For the latest information, visit:

Note that WebSphere MQ CSD3 must be applied.

Interoperability

For details on WebSphere MQ family platforms, messaging links, gateways and interfaces, WebSphere MQ Integrator® Broker platforms, WebSphere MQ Workflow platforms, and additional information, visit:

Limitations: Performance of the system depends on the speed and latency of transmission links, the speed of processors, and storage media used in devices and servers, and the total demand on server resources.

Planning Information

For information on charges, refer to the Description section.

Extended Transactional Clients

The pricing structure of the extended transactional clients is equivalent to that of the WebSphere MQ server products. A server product and the extended transactional clients can be used concurrently on the same machine at no extra charge.

The extended transactional clients are packaged as part of WebSphere MQ, V5.3. They are shipped with a new combined V5.3 media pack, where the clients are on a separate CD-ROM that is added to the existing server product set.

Existing WebSphere MQ V5.3 customers can obtain the new function either via electronic software download (eSD) or by ordering a new media pack.

New customers who want the extended transactional clients can purchase PLUs and the refreshed WebSphere MQ V5.3 media pack, or use eSD. The extended transactional clients are not available via SupportPac™ downloads.

You can install the extended transactional clients and servers as permitted by your purchased entitlement.

Use of the Extended Transactional Clients with WebSphere

  • To connect from the "embedded" queue manager in WebSphere Application Server to any other WebSphere MQ queue manager, you must purchase a full license to use WebSphere MQ.
  • To connect from a JMS program running in WebSphere Application Server to any other WebSphere MQ queue manager, you must purchase a full license to use WebSphere MQ.

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

You must also identify the machines on which they will install WebSphere MQ. You or the program provider will identify the requirement for PLUs for the required use authorization. Before operating the system, confirm that you 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, an application program, or another source. Assisting the customer with PSI is an IBM service and support responsibility.

Packaging: Media is on CD-ROM only. It contains program code, PDF files of the publications for viewing online, and HTML files for selected publications. 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 future reference.

Security, Auditability, and Control

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

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Passport Advantage

                                                       Charge
                                   Part                Unit
Program Name                       Number              Description
 
WebSphere MQ V5.3 Media            BA08SML             Processor
 Pack

Passport Advantage Customer: Media Pack Entitlement Details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the WebSphere MQ V5.3 (initial release) product are entitled to receive the new media pack, which includes the extended transactional clients.

Media Packs                        Part
Description                        Number
 
WebSphere MQ V5.3 Media Pack       BA08SML
 (Multilingual)

Entitled Maintenance Offerings
Description
 
MQSCAPUN                           IBM MQSeries(R) Cap Unit
MQSCAPUNSB05                       WebSphere MQ Proc
MQSERIES                           IBM MQSeries

Withdrawal of Previous Passport Advantage Part Numbers: The following IPLA software part numbers are being replaced or obsoleted by this announcement. The effective withdrawal date is May 5, 2003.

Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after May 5, 2003, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.

Withdraw from Marketing Information
 
                                                            Part
Description                                                 Number
 
WebSphere MQ V5.3 Media Pack                                BA05SML
 (Multilingual)
WebSphere MQ V5.3 Media Pack                                BA05TML
 (Multilingual)
WebSphere MQ V5.3 Capacity Unit                             D5AA3LL
 Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv
WebSphere MQ V5.3 Capacity Unit SW                          E1AA5LL
 Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv
WebSphere MQ V5.3 Capacity Unit SW                          D5AA6LL
 After Lic 1 Anniv
 
New Release Information
 
WebSphere MQ V5.3 Media Pack                                BA08SML
 Multilingual
WebSphere MQ Processor Lic/SW Maint                         D523ZLL
 1 Anniv
WebSphere MQ Processor Lic/SW Maint                         D5240LL
 2 Anniv
WebSphere MQ Processor SW Maint Rnwl                        E00N5LL
 1 Anniv
WebSphere MQ Processor SW Maint After                       D5241LL
 Lic 1 Anniv

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

License Information Form Number: L-TMAN-5G4DPV

Limited Warranty Applies: 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: Yes and through the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the product announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes Software Maintenance with each program acquired during the coverage period. The coverage period means the period commencing on the date you acquire the program up to the first or second anniversary date, depending on whether you acquired coverage for one or two anniversaries. The coverage period for Software Maintenance acquired in the two months preceding an anniversary date will be extended to the next applicable anniversary date.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your IS technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. This assistance is not available to your end users. IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, visit:

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for:

  • The design and development of applications
  • Your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment
  • Failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, refer to Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit:

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

iSeries Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

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.

The charges are unchanged by this announcement.

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit:

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Trademarks

 
iSeries and SupportPac are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, AIX, MQSeries, and MQ Integrator are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX 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.