IBM WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0 and IBM WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0 improve enterprise flexibility

IBM United States Software Announcement 203-135
May 20, 2003

 ENUS203-135.PDF (79KB)

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At a glance Offering Information
Overview Publications
Key prerequisites Technical information
Planned availability date Ordering information
Description Subscription and support
Product positioning Terms and conditions
Reference information Prices
Education support Order now
 
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At a glance

WebSphere Business Integration brokers:

  • Provide an infrastructure for e-business on demand™
  • Can be used to build an enterprise integration bus for e-business on demand
  • Provide reliable, high performance messaging
  • Connects people, applications, information, and processes
  • Are follow-on to WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker and MQSeries® Integrator
  • Provide four WebSphere MQ transports: Enterprise, Web Services, Real Time, and Multicast

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

IBM WebSphere® MQ is the leader in enterprise messaging, offering reliable, once and once only delivery between the broadest range of platforms in the industry. And WebSphere MQ Integrator® is the leading message broker, offering in-flight routing, transformation, logging, and enrichment of messages.

The new IBM WebSphere Business Integration brokers introduce WebSphere MQ family protocols targeted at very high performance, real time, Internet and intranet communications, Web services, mobile and wireless devices. Combined with the power to distribute brokers across a network under central control, you can now build a reliable, high-performance, on demand enterprise integration bus to connect all your key resources.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker — IBM WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker (the follow-on product to WebSphere MQ Event Broker) allows you to rapidly build a flexible, extensible, secure infrastructure leveraging existing and new, packaged, and homegrown applications and devices across heterogeneous platforms. It extends the market-leading WebSphere MQ messaging transport with other protocols, including real-time Internet and intranet and multicast endpoints. Event Broker provides a flexible entry point into integration brokers allowing you to start simple and grow, leveraging and exploiting existing investments in skills and other assets.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker — Built on the Event Broker, IBM WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker (the follow-on product to WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker) transforms and enriches in-flight information to provide a further level of intermediation between applications that use different message structures and formats. In addition, the Message Broker can be integrated with a database to perform message logging, data merge, and database update functions. If you are considering Web Services architectures and solutions, the broker can assist you with integration of non-Web Services applications, the routing and transformation of SOAP messages, and the logging of Web services transactions. An improvement on point-to-point Web services implementations that can lead to complex application interdependencies, the brokers help to improve control, simplify application development, lower maintenance costs, and increase flexibility.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension — This IBM WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker product includes the IBM Rules and Formatter previously offered with WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS® V2.1. The WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 builds on the Message Broker and offers continuity, compatibility, and investment protection for existing customers who require the IBM Rules and Formatter.


 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability date

June 27, 2003
 
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Description

WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker allows you to rapidly build a flexible, extensible, secure infrastructure leveraging existing and new, packaged and homegrown, applications and devices across heterogeneous platforms. It extends the market-leading WebSphere MQ messaging transport with other protocols, including those for real-time Internet and intranet, and multicast endpoints. The Event Broker provides a flexible entry point into integration brokers allowing you to start simple and grow, leveraging and exploiting existing investments in skills and other assets.

WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker

Built on the Event Broker, IBM WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker transforms and enriches in-flight information to provide a further level of intermediation between applications that use different message structures and formats. In addition, the Message Broker can be integrated with a database to perform message logging, data merge, and database update functions. For customers considering Web Services architectures and solutions, the broker can assist with integration of non-Web Services applications, the routing and transformation of SOAP messages, and the logging of Web services transactions. An improvement on point-to-point Web services implementations that can lead to complex application interdependencies, the brokers help to improve control, simplify application development, lower maintenance costs, and increase flexibility. And when combined with WebSphere MQ, the brokers provide much needed reliability to the Web services arena.

Benefits of WebSphere Business Integration Message Brokers

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker and IBM WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker are an ideal platform for business integration, by providing the essential flexibility to start small and grow, evolve and change with the demands placed upon the business by customers. Ease of implementation and ease of use in production ensures that time to value can be improved and return on investment (ROI) maximized. These integration offerings help provide improved control of your business allowing rapid response to events as they occur, and enabling timely delivery of business information upon which to take key business decisions.

The use of IBM WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker and IBM WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker means that useful and timely information can be provided for customers, suppliers, and partners to improve customer satisfaction and competitiveness. It can help reduce delivery cycle times and error rates and therefore improve operational performance, including reducing inventory and improving cash flow to increase return on capital employed.

Chief Executives can look at improving customer service and business agility while at the same time reducing operational and IT costs by:

  • Making the organization work smarter and more productively
  • Giving the company better visibility and control over operations
  • Giving the people the information they need to be successful
  • Eliminating activities that don't add value.

Corporate Information Officers can consider reducing system development and maintenance costs by:

  • Reusing existing applications and data, rather than purchasing or rebuilding
  • Building new applications that can be more easily reused
  • Improving system flexibility and adaptability using powerful middleware for heterogeneous application connectivity, message distribution, message routing and transformation

Operations Executives can consider reducing operational costs by:

  • Reducing inventory and improving cash flow
  • Improving workforce productivity through automation
  • Reducing the cost of rectifying process errors

Customer Facing Executives can consider improving customer service by:

  • Providing useful and timely information to customers, suppliers and partners
  • Reducing delivery cycle times
  • Reducing error rates

The brokers extend the value of previous investments by supporting and transforming information between old and new standards and formats.

Features of WebSphere Business Integration Brokers

The following list summarizes the new functions and capabilities in this version:

  • High-performance event distribution for an on demand business
  • Autonomic failover of brokers
  • Message Broker now supports customer extensions and plug-ins
  • Support for Web services is enhanced
  • Support for four WebSphere MQ transports
  • Enhanced Internet reach and security
  • Eclipse-based Message Broker Toolkit for WebSphere Studio
  • A new XML transcoding node that supports XML style sheets
  • More granular security with database USERID/password support
  • Improved user experience
  • Event Broker now available on z/OS

High-performance event distribution for an on demand business

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker and IBM WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker manage real-time events between clients, servers, and mobile devices providing a highly scalable, event-driven model to integrate applications and people regardless of device or location. This is an essential foundation for an on demand enterprise that can adapt to rapidly changing needs. The Event Broker now provides an affordable distributed integration platform ideal for distribution across your enterprise with the capability to add custom extensions into the plug-ins framework. Both Event Broker and Message Broker support the high performance publish and subscribe matching engine previously available only in WebSphere MQ Event Broker V2.1 on distributed platforms.

Autonomic failover of brokers

Cloning of subscription and publication state across a collection of brokers allows subscribing clients to failover to a secondary broker in the case of broker failure. This provides increased fault tolerance for publish and subscribe networks.

Message Broker supports your extensions and plug-ins

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker supports the development and deployment of custom written plug-in nodes within the integration framework. You can add Java™ or C code for specialized message routing, analysis, or transformation algorithms. This capability, previously available only with WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker, is now also available with WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker.

Support for Web services

In keeping with IBM's strategy to enable integration via Web services, WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0 now support Web services standards to enable the integration of both standards compliant and traditional applications. An improvement on point-to-point Web services implementations, the broker provides improved control, simplified application development, lower maintenance costs, and increased flexibility.

WebSphere MQ transports

Multiple transports provide qualities of service that enable you to conduct secure business any time, any where, any how, extending the reach of the enterprise and the power of integration by embracing pervasive and Internet technologies within the integration paradigm. For example, the brokers enable an enterprise to integrate its Business Partner community across the Internet or remote networks of devices and users. New features in V5 include Internet reach (access through firewalls) and enhanced security that enable you to integrate, with confidence, over the Internet. The addition of multicast protocols enable simultaneous delivery of identical information to multiple endpoints, optimizing network throughput and performance. Event Broker and Message Broker now support:

  • WebSphere MQ Enterprise Transport, for connecting applications with the market-leading messaging middleware
  • WebSphere MQ Web Services Transport, for connecting applications that use the HTTP protocol for messaging (Message Broker only)
  • WebSphere MQ Real-time Transport, for connecting messaging clients (supplied) across the Internet and intranet.
  • WebSphere MQ Multicast Transport, for optimizing network bandwidth when broadcasting messages to clients

Internet reach and security

The following transports now support HTTP tunnelling and quality of protection enabling enterprises to confidently communicate across the Internet:

  • WebSphere MQ Enterprise Transport when used with MQ Internet Passthru
  • WebSphere MQ Real-time Transport natively supported by the brokers

Eclipse-based Message Broker Toolkit for WebSphere Studio

In line with IBM's common tooling strategy, the new brokers feature enablement to IBM's Strategic WebSphere Studio Workbench. Based on the Eclipse open source framework, this powerful, easy-to-use tooling, greatly enhances the developer experience. It enables the use of code repositories to support collaborative team work and provides improved debug and deployment capabilities.

You can benefit from improvements to the graphical development environment to help model information flows and multibroker topologies which provide improved time to value. This single consistent tools model across the WebSphere portfolio ensures that valuable skills can be developed and deployed across a wide variety of industry-leading platforms from WebSphere Application Server to WebSphere Business Integration Server ensuring a clear protection of such an investment.

A New XML transformation node

Additional transformation capabilities have been provided through the inclusion of a new XSLT-based XML transformation node. Initially, this supports transformation of XML messages only. The stylesheet to be used to define the transformation may be specified as an attribute of the node instance or be determined within the context of the flow and specified using a defined area of the local environment.

More granular security with database USERID/Password support

External database access from Compute/Database/Warehouse nodes has been extended through the provision of a facility which allows a user to associate a specific USERID/password with a given ODBC DSN in the broker run time. This USERID/password combination is then used for all connections made by the broker to the particular DSN, overriding the default use of the broker's USERID/password. This addresses a key customer requirement to be able to specify different USERID/password combinations for different databases and to be able to set this on a broker-by-broker basis. A command line tool will be provided for setting this information in the broker's "registry".

Improved user experience

The brokers now feature "learn as you go" dynamic context sensitive help, as well as predefined and sample configurations — all so important in helping to simplify deployment and time to value. This new tool supports easy migration from WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1 and WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for z/OS V2.1.

New era of networks rules and formatter

Now delivered only with WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 this provides ongoing support for New Era of Networks Rules and Formatter nodes and follow-on capability to WebSphere MQ Integrator.

Extended platform support

Customer integration options are further enhanced through the addition of Event Broker support for z/OS.

WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker features summary

  • High performance event distribution
  • Content and topic-based subscriptions
  • Transformation, routing, and enrichment of messages in-flight
  • A distributed architecture that includes a configuration manager, one or more distributed brokers, and one or more Message Broker Toolkit for WebSphere Business Integration workstations (formerly control centers)
  • Support for pervasive devices
  • Database integration for message logging, merge, and update
  • End-to-end transactional integrity between applications

Transaction processing SupportPac™

Each SupportPac supplies a particular function or service that can be used with one or more of the WebSphere MQ products.

New SupportPacs are now available

Visit the Transaction Processing SupportPacs library:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS v5.0 and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS v5.0

These products meet the requirements for keyboard access, object information, sounds, display, timing, documentation and accessibility testing.

The Message Flow Editor overview and palette are not accessible, they do not allow keyboard access to all functions. This is due to the underlying Flow Composition Builder (FCB) Eclipse component, which does not provide keyboard support.

WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0

The Rules and Formatter Extension does not fully comply with the requirements for keyboard access, object information, sounds, display, timing, documentation and Accessibility testing.

Value unit based pricing

Value Unit based pricing will help to align the prices of these products to the principle of the PSLC pricing curve which provides for a lower price per MSU (millions of service units per hour) for larger capacities.

There is also a price benefit when you grow your capacity. Additional capacity will be based on the number of Value Units (MSUs) you have already installed, for example, additional capacity will not be priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit, but on the capacity that is already installed.

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

Entry option for z800 and z900 servers

WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0, WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0, and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 are eligible for the Entry Option for z800 and z900 servers pricing. The Addendum for zSeries® WebSphere Platform Products Entry Option (Z125-6851) must be signed. For more information, refer to Software Announcement 203-093 , dated April 8, 2003.

IBM International 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 product 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.
 
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Product positioning

New versions of the brokers demonstrate IBM's continued commitment to integration networks and broker technology. Business Integration brokers are now taken to the next level by revolutionizing the tools interface, providing better quality of service through more transports, and more flexibility of deployment options through combinations of multicast and unicast. The brokers provide flexible entry points into integration, leveraging investments in WebSphere Business Integration brokers messaging.

Start with WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0 for a real-time event driven infrastructure. When more capability is required, the investment in WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0 is preserved in the WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0 and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 that adds any-to-any transformation and database integration. Both brokers can provide clear ROI by reducing the number of interconnections, simplifying the endpoint requirements, and by centralizing information manipulation and routing in the network.

An enterprise integration bus, built with WebSphere Business Integration brokers, is the foundation for process-based integration provided by WebSphere Business Integration Server.

For those enterprises that have distributed IT resources (dispersed geographically or between different departments), many brokers can be distributed around a network to create a scalable, robust, and efficient infrastructure for e-business on demand.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters work with WebSphere Business Integration brokers to enable easy connection to popular packaged applications. They share management and control functions, and message formats with the brokers. WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker is included as part of the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server, which also provides process management and workflow.
 
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Reference information

For further information on other WebSphere Business Integration brokers products refer to:

  • Software Announcement 203-136 , dated May 20, 2003

For further information on previous WebSphere MQ Integrator Products refer to:

  • Software Announcement 202-124 , dated June 4, 2002
  • Software Announcement 201-318 , dated November 6, 2001
  • Software Announcement 201-140 , dated May 8, 2001

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

  • Software Announcement 202-067 , dated April 2, 2002
  • Software Announcement 201-141 , dated May 8, 2001
  • Software Announcement 201-034 , dated February 13, 2001

Trademarks

 
e-business on demand and SupportPac are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, MQ Integrator, z/OS, MQSeries, and zSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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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 a separate education 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.
 
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Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through the Offering Information tool at:

and through the Passport Advantage® Web site at:


 
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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.

No publications are shipped with these products.

All documentation for the WebSphere Business Integration brokers family of products is now part of the integrated help system. You can launch the help system from the Message Brokers Toolkit for WebSphere Studio.

Some of the advantages over publications are:

  • Improved search and navigation facilities
  • Contextual help links from the workbench
  • Links from the help to launch workbench Wizards
  • Comprehensive linking between related information

 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any 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 Requirements: Any server capable of running one of the listed z/OS® releases.

Message Broker Toolkit for WebSphere Studio requirements: Any Intel® Pentium® III (or above) processor-based IBM PC or compatible, with 700+ MHz processor speed and a minimum of 512 M RAM

Software requirements

WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0 (5655-K60) , WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0 (5655-K57) , WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 (5697-I11), Message Broker, User Name Server

  • IBM z/OS V1R3 at RSU0305, or later (5694-A01) for the target system. For further details, refer to:

  • IBM z/OS V1R4 at RSU0302, or later (5694-A01) or IBM SMP/E for z/OS V3R1, or later (SMP/E PTF for APAR IR48947 required for the driving system). Both Recoverable Resource Services (RRS) and the Hierarchical File System (HFS) are used and the customer will need to be familiar with the operation of both of these facilities.

  • WebSphere MQ V5.3 for z/OS (5655-F10) plus PTFs for APARs PQ71096 and PQ73209. Before installing WebSphere MQ for z/OS, you should review the current Preventative Service Planning (PSP) information.

  • DB2 Universal Database® V7.1 (5675-DB2®) at RSU0301 and PUT0301 plus PTF for APAR PQ69311* plus APAR PQ74296 for XPLINK enabled ODBC driver.

  • Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 1.4 (PTF for APAR UQ77468 required on z/OS V1R3).
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Coordinated Transactional Support is available with this database.
Message Brokers Toolkit for WebSphere Studio
  • Microsoft™ Windows® 2000 Professional Server and Advanced Server (with SP3)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional (with SP1®)

Configuration manager

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Server and Advanced Server (with SP3)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional (with SP1)
  • DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition, Version 7.2 (5675-DB2) (with Fixpac 9)

    or

  • DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition, Version 8.1 (with Fixpac 2) (5625-DB2)

Refer to the WebSphere Business Integration page for the latest information:

Search for product numbers 5655-K60, 5655-K57, and 5697-I11.

Performance considerations

  • WebSphere Business Integration Brokers for z/OS V5.0 introduces significant performance improvements through Exploitation of XPLink technology. XPLink is a new linkage technology designed to bring performance benefits to subsystems like WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker and Event Broker. Moreover, the whole software stack now makes use of XPLink technology. This stack includes the following products:
    • Java 1.4
    • ODBC in DB2 V7.1
    • Language Environment®
  • Exploitation of the latest compiler technology. This allows WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker and Event Broker to exploit the latest compiler features, as well as exploit the more recent processor instruction set available on zSeries® hardware.
  • Optimization of commitment control. By working more closely with WebSphere MQ, transaction commitment costs for units of work only involving WebSphere MQ has been significantly reduced.
  • Minimized Resource Recovery Services context switching. The amount of context switching within the broker has been minimized, resulting in a reduction of the cost of transactions involving both WebSphere MQ and DB2.

Refer to published performance information available from the WebSphere MQ Web site:

Planning information

WebSphere Business Integration Brokers for z/OS V5.0

Use of components on separate machines

WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0, WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0, and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 consists of several components:

  • Message broker
  • Configuration manager
  • User Name Server
  • Database manager
  • Message Broker Toolkit for WebSphere Studio

Each component may be installed on only a single machine, at any one time, under the terms and conditions of the WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0, WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0, and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 license, except for the Message Broker Toolkit for WebSphere Studio, 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.

Unit testing: The program license authorizes a single developer to install each component of the program on a single Microsoft Windows machine for purposes of "unit testing", which is limited to testing of code written or generated by such developer to confirm that such code functions as designed. Refer to the licence terms and conditions.

New era of networks — Rules and formatter: The WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 includes certain "Rules and Formatter" material supplied under license by Sybase, Inc. ("R+F Code").

The following applies in respect of the R+F Code: You may not assign or transfer any R+F Code to any other end user; Sybase, Inc. disclaims all warranties with respect to the use of the R+F Code included in the program, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose; and the aggregate liability of Sybase, Inc. to you for all claims relating to the R+F Code shall not exceed the amount paid by you for the program.

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 WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0, WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0, and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0, then identify the MSU tier in which they fit. They 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.

The customer must purchase the appropriate number of Value Units before using 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 Business Integration Brokers for z/OS V5.0 package consists of 3480 Tape Cartridges, Program Directories, CD-ROMs, licence information, and Proof of Entitlement.

The WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0 program package contains:

  • 3480 Cartridges (Message Broker + Event Broker + Dist. Hub)
  • Licence Information (GC34-6310)
  • Message Program Directory (GI10-2566)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0 for XP/2000 CD-ROM (LCD4-5304)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0 DB2 V8.1 for Windows NT® (English and European Languages) CD-ROMs (LCD4-5300)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0 DB2 V8.1 for Windows NT (English and Asia Pacific Languages) CD-ROMs (LCD4-5301)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0 Supplemental CD-ROM (LCD4-5305)
  • WebSphere MQ V5.3 Server CD-ROM (LCD4-5303)
  • WebSphere MQ V5.3 Clients CD-ROMs (LCD4-5295 and LCD4-5296)
  • WebSphere MQ PDF and Info. Center (SK3T-6942)
  • WebSphere MQ HTML (SK3T-6943)
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • Proof of Entitlement

The WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0 program package contains:

  • 3480 Cartridges (Event Broker + Distribution Hub)
  • Licence Information (GC34-6312)
  • Event Broker Program Directory (GI10-2567)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0 for XP/2000 CD-ROM (LCD4-5299)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0 DB2 V8.1 for Windows NT (English and European Languages) CD-ROMs (LCD4-5300)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0 DB2 V8.1 for Windows NT (English and Asia Pacific Languages) CD-ROMs (LCD4-5301)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0 Supplemental CD-ROM (LCD4-5302)
  • WebSphere MQ V5.3 Server CD-ROM (LCD4-5303)
  • WebSphere MQ V5.3 Clients CD-ROMs (LCD4-5295 and LCD4-5296)
  • WebSphere MQ PDF and Info. Center (SK3T-6942)
  • WebSphere MQ HTML (SK3T-6943)
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • Proof of Entitlement

The WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 program package contains:

  • 3480 Cartridges (Message Broker + Event Broker + Distribution Hub + Rules and Formatter)
  • Licence Information (GC34-6311)
  • Rules and Formatter Program Directory (GI10-2568)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0 for Windows XP/2000 CD-ROM (LCD4-5304)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0 DB2 V8.1 for Windows NT (English and European Languages) CD-ROMs (LCD4-5300)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0 DB2 V8.1 for Windows NT (English and Asia Pacific Languages) CD-ROMs (LCD4-5301)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0 Supplemental CD-ROM (LCD4-5302)
  • WebSphere MQ V5.3 Server CD-ROM (LCD4-5303)
  • WebSphere MQ V5.3 Clients CD-ROMs (LCD4-5295 and LCD4-5296)
  • WebSphere MQ PDF and Info. Center (SK3T-6942)
  • WebSphere MQ HTML (SK3T-6943)
  • Rules and Formatter Runtime Extension (LCD4-5306)
  • Rules and Formatter Design Time Extension (LCD4-5307)
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • Proof of Entitlement

License restrictions

Copies of WebSphere MQ, WBI Message Broker for Windows NT/Windows 2000 and DB2 are provided to allow you to deploy the Message Brokers Toolkit for WebSphere Studio, refer to Terms and Conditions within Software Announcement 203-136 , dated May 20, 2003.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Business Integration Brokers for z/OS V5.0 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.
 
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Ordering information

New licensees: On May 20, 2003, the CFSW configurator standalone path for 5655-K57, 5655-K60, and 5697-I11 will be updated to support V5.0. Media is only shipped via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, Systempac®, and CBPDO) for 5655-K57, 5655-K60, and 5697-I11. CFSW configuration and order entry capability will commence with CBPDO on June 24, 2003.

It is the use of the Message Broker component that determines which WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0, WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0, or WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 platform is required. Users of WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0, WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0 or WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 may only run the broker on the zSeries platform.

Charge units for WebSphere Business Integration Brokers for z/OS V5.0: The charge units used for WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0, WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0, and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 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 section below.

Value unit transferability

Value Units purchased as a result of this announcement are intended to be used on z/OS only. Processor Licence Units (PLUs) purchased to use WebSphere Business Integration brokers on other platforms can be transferred for use on z/OS but only with reference to the IBM Special Bid pricer for approval.

Entry option for z800 and z900 servers

WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0, WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0 and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 are eligible for the Entry Option for z800 and z900 servers pricing. The Addendum for zSeries WebSphere Platform Products Entry Option (Z125-6851) must be signed. For more information refer to Software Announcement 203-093 , dated April 8, 2003.

Value unit exhibit VUE007

                                Value                   Value
Usage level   Minimum  Maximum  Units/MSU  Hardware     Units/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 will be based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all S/390®-based systems that are 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 will be based upon full MSU capacity as defined in the Machine Exhibits.

There will be a tool available that provides support for 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

                    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 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         1,000                                      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: For WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0 running on machines with 1,000 MSUs requiring 244 Value Units, 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 Models    =   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.

                                     OTC       Medium
                          Program    feature   feature
Description               number     number    number    Medium
 
WebSphere Business        5655-K60             5802      3480 tape
 Integration Message
 Broker for z/OS V5.0
  1 Value Unit                       0001
  250 Value Units                    0002
 
WebSphere Business        5697-I11             5812      3480 tape
 Integration Message
 Broker with Rules
 and Formatter
 Extension for z/OS
 V5.0
  1 Value Unit                       0001
  250 Value Units                    0002
 
WebSphere Business        5655-K57             5802      3480 tape
 Integration Event
 Broker for z/OS V5.0
  1 Value Unit                       0001
  250 Value Units                    0002

 
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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. Note that 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.

                                                              No-
                              Annual   Decline       Media    Charge
                              support  subscription  no-      decline
                              charge   and support   charge   reg.
                     Program  feature  feature       feature  feature
Description          number   number   number        number   number
 
WebSphere Business   5655-I59
 Integration Message
 Broker for z/OS V5.0
  1 Value Unit                0001     0003          6719     0006
  250 Value Units             0002                            0007
 
                                                              No-
                              Annual   Decline       Media    Charge
                              support  subscription  no-      decline
                              charge   and support   charge   reg.
                     Program  feature  feature       feature  feature
Description          number   number   number        number   number
 
WebSphere Business   5655-G98
 Integration Message
 Broker with Rules
 and Formatter
 Extension for z/OS
 V5.0
  1 Value Unit                0001     0002          6508     0010
  250 Value Units             0003                            0011
 
WebSphere Business   5655-K58
 Integration Event
 Broker for z/OS V5.0
  1 Value Unit                0001     0003          6000
  250 Value Units             0002

Single version charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

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 standalone product.
 
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Terms and conditions

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

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

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Program services: This program has program services for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner.

Program support: Enhanced Support, called Subscription and Support, 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. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months notice.

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 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 a Intel-based machine. No separate server authorizations are required to license any other component part of the media package.

Value unit transferability: Value Units, purchased as a result of this announcement, are intended to be used on z/OS or OS/390® only. Capacity Units or Processor Licence Units (PLUs), 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.

Entry option for z800 and z900 servers

WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0, WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0, and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0 are eligible for the Entry Option for z800 and z900 servers pricing. The Addendum for zSeries WebSphere Platform Products Entry Option (Z125-6851) must be signed. For more information, refer to Software Announcement 203-093 , dated April 8, 2003.

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.

Use of components on separate machines

WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0 and WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5.0 consists of several components:
  • Message broker
  • Configuration manager
  • User Name Server
  • Database manager
  • Message Broker Toolkit for WebSphere Studio

Each component may be installed on only a single machine, at any one time, except for the Message Broker Toolkit for WebSphere Studio, which may be installed on multiple machines provided they are all used in conjunction with the same message broker machine.

Unit testing: The program license authorizes a single developer to install each component of the program on a single Microsoft Windows machine for purposes of "unit testing", which is limited to testing of code written or generated by such developer to confirm that such code functions as designed. Each license does not authorize the following purposes:

  1. Testing applications on servers separate from the developer's machine
  2. Exchanging messages with any production application or system
  3. Simulating production workloads
  4. Testing scalability of any code, application, or system

Software maintenance applies: No

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both 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 Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

Complimentary products: IBM provides licensed copies of complimentary products in our product boxes. The complimentary products are not upgradeable through the originally ordered product. They are only upgradeable separately as individual products. If a fully licensed product is required, contact IBM or your reseller. In addition, complimentary products do not entitle customers to receive service support.

IBM operational support services — Support line: Yes

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.

Replaced Program(s)              Replacement Programs(s)
Program  Program                 Program  Program
number   name                    number   name
 
5620-BKF NEON MQIntegrator for   5655-I58 WebSphere MQ Integrator(R)
         OS/390 and DB2, V4.0             Broker for z/OS, V2.1
 
5620-BKF NEON MQIntegrator for   5697-I11 WebSphere Business
         OS/390 and DB2, V4.0             Integration Message Broker
                                          with Rules and Formatter
                                          Extension for z/OS V5.0
 
5697-F45 MQSeries Integrator for 5655-I58 WebSphere MQ Integrator
         OS/390 and DB2, V1.0             Broker for z/OS V2.1
 
5697-F45 MQSeries Integrator for 5697-I11 WebSphere Business
         OS/390 and DB2, V1.0             Integration Message Broker
                                          with Rules and Formatter
                                          Extension for z/OS V5.0


 
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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 Business Integration
 Message Broker for z/OS V5.0
 
                                Machine       OTC
Order type                      type/         Feature
Description                     model         number       OTC
 
1 Value Unit                    5655-K60      0001         $   12,600
250 Value Units                 5655-K60      0002          3,150,000
 
WebSphere Business Integration
 Message Broker with Rules and
 Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0
 
                                Machine       OTC
Order type                      type/         Feature
Description                     model         number       OTC
 
1 Value Unit                    5697-I11      0001         $   14,400
250 Value Units                 5697-I11      0002          3,600,000
 
WebSphere Business Integration
 Event Broker for z/OS V5.0
 
                                Machine       OTC
Order type                      type/         Feature
Description                     model         number       OTC
 
1 Value Unit                    5655-K57      0001         $    4,800
250 Value Units                 5655-K57      0002          1,200,000

Upgrades

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

Today, IBM announces new annual license charges for Subscription and Support for selected programs. New annual charges will be effective with the billing period that starts on or after August 1, 2003.

WebSphere Business Integration
Message Broker for z/OS V5.0
 
                                     Machine
                                     type/       Feature
Description                          model       number      Charge
 
1 Value Unit Annual                  5655-I59    0001        $  3,150
250 Value Units Annual                           0002         787,500
Decline SW                                       0003              NC
Per MSU SW Registration                          0006              NC
Per 250 MSU Registration                         0007              NC
1 Value Unit Reseller 1 Year                     0004           3,150
250 Value Units Reseller 1 Year                  0005         787,500
 
WebSphere Business Integration
Message Broker with Rules and
Formatter Extension for z/OS V5.0
 
                                     Machine
                                     type/       Feature
Order type description               model       number      Charge
 
1 Value Unit Annual                  5655-G98    0001        $  3,600
250 Value Units Annual                           0003         900,000
Decline SW                                       0002              NC
Per MSU SW Registration                          0010              NC
Per 250 MSU Registration                         0011              NC
1 Value Unit Reseller 1 Year                     0005           3,600
250 Value Units Reseller 1 Year                  0006         900,000
 
WebSphere Business Integration
Event Broker for z/OS V5.0
 
                                     Machine     Charge
                                     type/       feature
Order type description               model       number      Charge
 
1 Value Unit Annual                  5655-K58    0001        $  1,200
250 Value Units Annual                           0002         300,000
Decline SW                                       0003              NC
1 Value Unit Reseller 1 Year                     0006           1,200
250 Value Units Reseller 1 Year                  0007         300,000

NC = No Charge
OTC = One-Time Charge

Global financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our 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 the Web at:


 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            Dept. YE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 
 Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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WebSphere, MQSeries, Passport Advantage, z/OS, DB2, DB2 Universal Database, SP1, Language Environment, zSeries, Systempac, S/390, System/390, OS/390, AIX, and MQ Integrator are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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