IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0 delivers improved manageability and availability to provide a flexible and proven foundation for your enterprise service bus (ESB)

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-092
April 19, 2005

 

 ENUS205-092.PDF (68KB)

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Education support
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link Order now
TOC link Hardware and software support services  
 
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At a glance

Major enhancements include:

  • Improved manageability
    • Allows you to find out what the system is doing, and influence it
    • Enables easier problem determination and problem avoidance
  • Enhanced availability
    • Exploits z/OS services
  • Extended performance, capacity, and scalability
    • On shared queues, supports messages of up to 100 MB
    • Provides pageset capacity of up to 64 GB
    • Supports Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
    • Provides data compression for channels
  • Improved usability
    • Uses cross-platform configuration tooling

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

WebSphere® MQ continues to evolve with this new version of the z/OS® product. Enhancements include:

  • Manageability: easier problem determination and avoidance, and the ability to monitor the MQ network and change the way it is working
  • Performance, capacity, and scalability
  • Usability
  • Some significant new function

WebSphere MQ provides the foundation for an enterprise service bus (ESB).

The Description section contains further detail.
 
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Key prerequisites

z/OS V1.4, Coupling Facility Level 9, and DB2® V7.1, or later.

For a comprehensive list of prerequisites, refer to the Specified operating environment section.


 
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Planned availability date

June 24, 2005
 
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Description

Speed to market and quality of service are critical for success, so companies need to be agile to survive. WebSphere MQ family provides a reliable and versatile foundation for an enterprise service bus (ESB).

Business integration

IBM WebSphere software 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. The WebSphere platform includes:

  • WebSphere MQ, the core of the application integration, which integrates many platforms. Providing the messaging foundation for an enterprise service bus, and assuring reliable message delivery, it can be used alone or combined seamlessly with WebSphere Application Server.
  • WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition, which enhances WebSphere MQ with end-to-end, application-level data protection features. It enables enterprise-wide, remote management of security polices on your MQ network and can be deployed to existing production environments without changes to existing WebSphere MQ applications.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker, a powerful information broker that includes a one-to-many connectivity model plus transformation, intelligent routing, and information flow modelling across multiple, disparate business systems. It also supports publications and subscriptions including mobile clients, and remote telemetry devices.
  • WebSphere MQ Everyplace®, which brings the benefits of assured message delivery and rock-solid security to the failure-prone environment of mobile working.
  • WebSphere MQ Workflow, a business process management system that enables the definition, execution, and swift change of complete business processes that span systems, applications, and people.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0

Enhancements provided by WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0 include the following.

Manageability

  • Support for programmable command format (PCF) messages has been added, making it possible to write administration and monitoring programs that are common to z/OS and distributed platforms.
  • The new DISPLAY CONN command shows which applications are connected to a queue manager, which queues they have opened, and unit-of-work information.
  • New status information shows whether messages are being processed or are being delayed, and indicates potential delay points.
  • It is easier to see important information returned from status commands because PCF and MQSC commands now have a WHERE clause that filters queries. This can be used in commands that enquire about status, to see potential problems before they cause a significant outage.
  • New attributes for queues and cluster channels extend the range of cluster workload algorithms.
  • WebSphere MQ can track the route that a message would be expected to take through its network. New flags can request that queue managers that process the message should send back an activity report (for example: which channel, queue manager, and transmission queue have been used).

Standards

  • Java™ Message Service (JMS) V1.1. The current version of the JMS standard is supported. The older level of the interface is also included for backward compatibility.
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6). IPv6 is the latest version of the IP protocols and provides many more IP addresses than under IPv4. WebSphere MQ fully supports IPv6 networks.

Enterprise service bus

  • A combination of WebSphere MQ servers, WebSphere Application Server deployments, and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker can be used to allow you to deploy an enterprise service bus (ESB). This mixed network of servers can then seamlessly exchange information across your enterprise, regardless of whether the original communication began as a JMS message from WebSphere Application Server or WebSphere MQ, or as a native message from WebSphere MQ.

Availability and capacity

  • The 63 KB limit on shared queues has been removed. The maximum message length on shared queues is increased to 100 MB, which is the same as messages on all other queues.
  • More system resources (such as buffers, pagesets, and buffer pools) can be modified online and there are increases in permitted limits.
  • Multiple TCP/IP stacks can be used.
  • SupportPac™ MO12 (Log Extract Program) has been integrated.
  • Many channel initiator (CHIN) configuration parameters, including some SSL configurations, can be changed online.
  • Pagesets can increase to 64 GB. Pagesets and buffer pools can be added and removed dynamically. Buffers can be added and removed dynamically from buffer pools. Log datasets can be added dynamically (for example, if the current log becomes full). Pagesets can be expanded dynamically before they become full.
  • All channel types now support data compression, which can improve network bandwidth usage and may also improve performance of encrypted SSL channels.

Usability

  • The Eclipse-based configuration user interface that is provided by the WebSphere MQ V6.0 product on the Microsoft™ Windows™ and Linux™ x86 platforms can be used to define and manage MQ resources on the z/OS platform. Eclipse is an award-winning, open source platform for the construction of powerful software development tools and rich desktop applications.

Some other new function

  • New events are generated that report on MQSC and PCF commands.
  • The IMS™ bridge supports new SUSPEND and RESUME BRIDGE commands.
  • Granularity for Passticket security validation is improved.

In addition, certain functions have been removed in WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0. These are:

  • The Application Messaging Interface (AMI), which is now a Category 3 SupportPac, matching the delivery mechanism for other WebSphere MQ platforms
  • The CICS® Mover
  • Support for IUCV and TCPAccess native interfaces to Unicenter TCP/IP

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0 is capable, as of June 24, 2005, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.
 
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Product positioning

WebSphere MQ provides a proven, reliable foundation for an enterprise service bus (ESB).

  • WebSphere MQ, the core of the application integration, integrates many platforms. Providing the messaging foundation for an ESB, and assuring reliable message delivery, it can be used alone or combined seamlessly with WebSphere Application Server. Both WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Application Server provide messaging resources that can form the foundation for a company's ESB, which can grow incrementally with their business needs.
  • WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition enhances WebSphere MQ with end-to-end, application-level data protection features. It enables enterprise-wide, remote management of security polices on your MQ network and can be deployed to existing production environments without changes to existing WebSphere MQ applications.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker, a powerful information broker that includes a one-to-many connectivity model plus transformation, intelligent routing, and information flow modelling across multiple, disparate business systems. It also supports publications and subscriptions including mobile clients, and remote telemetry devices.
  • WebSphere MQ Everyplace brings the benefits of assured message delivery and rock-solid security to the failure-prone environment of mobile working.
  • WebSphere MQ Workflow, a business process management system that 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.

The IBM market-leading WebSphere MQ software helps companies:

  • Quickly and economically address business integration issues
  • Become more agile
  • Stay flexible
  • Maintain customer orientation
  • Gain and sustain competitive advantage

Service-oriented architecture and enterprise service bus

In a service-oriented architecture (SOA), a connectivity layer often referred to as an ESB optimizes information distribution between service requesters and service providers. Each enterprise can develop its own unique ESB, reflecting how far it has advanced toward becoming an On Demand Business.

As key members of the IBM WebSphere software portfolio, WebSphere MQ, WebSphere Application Server, and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker enable you to begin deploying your enterprise service bus today.

These programs help maximize the value of your IT investments by broadening the range of environments this connectivity layer can reach, such as hardware and operating system platforms and programming models such as J2EE and .NET.

The proven delivery mechanisms of WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Application Server provide ESBs with a reliable underpinning for enterprise-class connectivity. WebSphere Application Server messaging resources provide a best-of-breed Java Message Service (JMS) implementation for use with J2EE hosted applications. WebSphere MQ seamlessly extends those messaging resources to non-J2EE environments to integrate virtually anything, across more than 40 platforms. WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker adds services such as message routing and transformation and support for a range of message distribution options and protocols to improve their flexibility and performance.

Business integration software from IBM enables you to begin reaping the benefits of service-oriented architectures and begin deploying ESBs today.

IBM can help you to grow project-by-project toward an On Demand Business.

WebSphere MQ, WebSphere Application Server, and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker play a pivotal role in creating service-oriented architectures and will continue to do so as IBM delivers enhanced capabilities to accelerate the deployment of ESBs that span the entire IT ecosystem.
 
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Statement of direction

By the end of 2005, IBM intends to deliver a version of WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition that will be compatible with WebSphere MQ V6.0.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
 
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Hardware and software support services

SmoothStart™/installation services

IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 205-092

Trademarks

 
SupportPac, IMS, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Everyplace, WebSphere, z/OS, DB2, and CICS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

WebSphere® MQ courses will be available, as described on the following Web site

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM IT Education Services Web site

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services Web site for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM Global Services IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any IBM System/390® or IBM eServer zSeries® 900 (z900) processor, capable of running the required level of operating system, that has enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, WebSphere MQ for z/OS®, the access methods, and the application programs.

Software requirements

Note that for software requirements, the Program Directory shipped with the product contains the latest level of information, particularly concerning APAR or PTF levels of supported products.

The following products or equivalents at the specified minimum levels:

  • z/OS (5694-A01) V1.4
  • For shared queues: z/OS V1.4, with Resource Recovery Services (RRS) activated, Coupling Facility Level 9, and DB2 Universal Database® (5675-DB2®) Version 7.1
  • For Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the z/OS Cryptographic Services System SSL function (FMID HCPT340)
  • For CICS® applications, CICS Transaction Server (CTS) (5655-147) V1.3
  • For IMS™ applications, IMS (5655-B01) V7.1
  • For DB2 applications, DB2 (5675-DB2) V7.1 with APAR PQ71179
  • If you choose to use Unicenter TCPaccess Communications Server from Computer Associates, Inc. in place of IBM TCP/IP, V5.2 for OESockets
  • For PL/I applications, any PL/I compiler that generates calls to WebSphere MQ using the standard linkage convention
  • For COBOL applications, any COBOL compiler that generates calls to WebSphere MQ using the standard linkage convention
  • For Java™ users:
    • IBM Developer Kit for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, Version 1.3.1 (5655-D35)
    • WebSphere Application Server V4.0.1 for z/OS

z/OS includes appropriate levels of Language Environment®, TCP/IP, VTAM®, SMP/E, TSO/E, JES, C/C++, DFSMS/DFP, Security Server, High Level Assembler, ISPF, and ICSS.

Compatibility: WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0 is upwardly compatible with programs written for MQSeries® for MVS/ESA™ V1.2, MQSeries for OS/390® V2.1, MQSeries for OS/390 V5.2, and WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3.1. Regression testing is performed to ensure compatibility.

WebSphere MQ platforms: WebSphere MQ supports more than 35 IBM and non-IBM platforms. Some platforms do not support all of the functions available in this product.

Performance considerations: Performance information is made available via the WebSphere MQ SupportPac™ library on the Web.

Planning information

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic Edition. These fee services can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic Edition will help answer questions pertaining to usage, how-to, and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information on services, call 888-426-4343.

Packaging: The following are supplied:

  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0 on 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge (#5822)
  • Optionally, if ordered, the Client Attachment feature on 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge (#5802)
  • One copy of the WebSphere MQ Clients CD-ROMs (six) if the Client Attachment feature is ordered
  • One printed copy of each of the following:

                                                            Order
Title                                                       number
 
WebSphere MQ for z/OS Program Directory                     GI10-2584
WebSphere MQ for z/OS License Program                       GC34-6659
 Specifications

The WebSphere MQ Documentation: Information Center and PDF CD-ROM (SK3T-6971) and the WebSphere MQ Documentation: HTML CD-ROM (SK3T-6970) are provided with the product if feature numbers 7132 and 7099 are specified.

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. 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

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Shipment will not occur before the availability date.

Basic license: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium shown below.

Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Specify the applicable ESL OTC license option.

Entitlement                                 License option/
identifier       Description                pricing metric
 
S011P8R          WebSphere MQ for           Basic OTC,
                  z/OS V6.0 base            Entry Support
                  product                    License
 
S011P8T          WebSphere MQ for           Basic OTC,
                  z/OS V6.0 Client          Entry Support
                  Attach Feature             License

ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Parallel Sysplex® License Charge (PSLC) basic license: To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSU.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration No-Charge (SYSUSGREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier      Description               pricing metric
 
S011P8R         WebSphere MQ for          Basic MLC, PSLC
                 z/OS V6.0 base            below 3 MSU
                 product                  Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                                          SYSUSGREG NC,
                                           PSLC AD
 
S011P8T         WebSphere MQ for          Basic MLC, PSLC
                 z/OS V6.0 Client          below 3 MSU
                 Attach Feature           Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                                          SYSUSGREG NC,
                                           PSLC AD

Example 1

For a single machine with 11 MSUs, the PSLC features would be:

  • H9PC — quantity 1
  • H9PD — quantity 8

Example 2

For two machines in a Parallel Sysplex, which have an aggregation of 60 MSUs, the PSLC features would be:

  • PSLC chargeable license #1:
    • H9PC — quantity 1
    • H9PD — quantity 1
    • H9PF — quantity 5
    • H9PG — quantity 1
  • PSLC no-charge license #2:
    • H9PP — quantity 1

Workload License Charge (WLC) basic license: If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable WLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the Workload Registration Variable WLC Identifier on the licenses.

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier      Description               pricing metric
 
S011P8R         WebSphere MQ for z/OS     Basic MLC, Variable WLC
                 V6.0                     Workload Registration,
                                           Variable WLC
 
S011P8T         WebSphere MQ for z/OS     Basic MLC, Variable WLC
                 V6.0 Client Attach       Workload Registration,
                 Feature                   Variable WLC

Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC) basic license: To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier      Description               pricing metric
 
S011P8R         WebSphere MQ for z/OS     Basic MLC, Entry WLC
                 V6.0 base product
 
S011P8T         WebSphere MQ for z/OS     Basic MLC, Entry WLC
                 V6.0 Client Attach
                 Feature

S/390® and zSeries Usage License Charge basic license: Specify the applicable S/390 and zSeries Usage License Charge option.

Charges will be based upon the Peak MSUs. Usage reported between thresholds of features 1, 2, or 3 will be rounded up to the next MSU level. Above 1.0 MSU, usage will be rounded to the nearest whole MSU. For example, 2.4 MSUs would round to 2.0 MSUs for pricing, and 2.5 MSUs would round to 3.0 MSUs for pricing.

The customer pricing will be determined by selecting either:

Entitlement                              License option/
identifier      Description              pricing metric
 
S011P8R         WebSphere MQ for z/OS    0 to 0.25 MSU Base
                 V6.0 base product       0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base
                                         0.5 to 1.0 MSU Base
 
                                         Level A Chg/MSU (2-11 MSUs)
                                         Level B Chg/MSU (12-44 MSUs)
                                         Level C Chg/MSU (45-78 MSUs)
                                         Level D Chg/MSU (>78 MSUs)
                                         Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78
                                          MSUs) per 50 MSUs
 
S011P8T         WebSphere MQ for z/OS    0 to 0.25 MSU Base
                 V6.0 Client Attach      0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base
                 Feature                 0.5 to 1.0 MSU Base
 
                                         Level A Chg/MSU (2-11 MSUs)
                                         Level B Chg/MSU (12-44 MSUs)
                                         Level C Chg/MSU (45-78 MSUs)
                                         Level D Chg/MSU (>78 MSUs)
                                         Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78
                                          MSUs), per 50 MSU

Examples for ordering

A customer with a measured usage (from the IBM Measured Usage report) of 0.3 MSU would:

  • Order quantity 1 of the 0.26 to 0.5 MSU base feature

A customer with 6.6 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:

  • Be rounded up to 7.0 MSUs
  • Order quantity 1 of the 0.5 to 1.0 MSU base feature
  • Order quantity 6 of the Level A 1 MSU feature

A customer with 15 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:

  • Order quantity 1 of the 0.5 to 1.0 MSU base feature
  • Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 4 of the Level B 1 MSU feature

A customer with 50 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:

  • Order quantity 1 of the 0.5 to 1.0 MSU base feature
  • Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 33 of the Level B 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 6 of the Level C 1 MSU feature

A customer with 85 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:

  • Order quantity 1 of the 0.5 to 1.0 MSU base feature
  • Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 33 of the Level B 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 34 of the Level C 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 7 of the Level D 1 MSU feature

Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC): To order a basic license, specify the program number and the correct level.

Specify the GOLC monthly license option.

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier      Description               pricing metric
 
S011P8R         WebSphere MQ for z/OS     Basic MLC, GOLC
                 V6.0 base product
 
S011P8T         WebSphere MQ for z/OS     Basic MLC, GOLC
                 V6.0 Client Attach
                 Feature

zSeries Entry License Charge (zELC): To order zELC software, specify the program number and z800 model.

Specify the zELC monthly license option.

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier      Description               pricing metric
 
S011P8R         WebSphere MQ for z/OS     Basic MLC, zELC
                 V6.0 base product
 
S011P8T         WebSphere MQ for z/OS     Basic MLC, zELC
                 V6.0 Client Attach
                 Feature

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

Basic machine-readable material

Feature                                                Entitlement
description                                            identifier
 
Function 1 -- WebSphere MQ z/OS base product           S011PDD
English U.S., Japanese, Simplified Chinese
ENU -- IBM 3480 Cartridge
1/2 Inch CST 34K Kbpi -- Uncompressed
 
Function 2 -- Client Attach Feature --                 S011PD9
IBM 3480 Cartridge
1/2 Inch CST 34K Kbpi -- Uncompressed

Customization options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

Feature                                                     Feature
description                                                 number
 
Delivery w/o Publications (for this specific order only)    3444
Delivery w/o Machine Readable Material                      3470
Delivery w/o Publications for this product
(incl follow ons)                                           3471
 
Feature                                                     Feature
description                                                 number
 
Delivery w/o Publications (for this specific order only)    3480
Delivery w/o Machine Readable Material                      3481
Delivery w/o Publications for this product
(incl follow ons)                                           3482

Expedite shipments: Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Feature                                                     Feature
description                                                 number
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                                   3445
Customer Expedite Process Charge                            3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Unlicensed documentation: No publications are shipped with the announced product. A program directory and a Licensed Program Specifications document are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

Displayable softcopy publications: WebSphere MQ manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form. All unlicensed manuals are included. The displayable manuals are available as no-charge features 7099 and 7132. The files are shipped on CD-ROM. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

The following WebSphere MQ publications are available from the IBM Publications Center:

  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS Concepts and Planning Guide, GC34-6582
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS System Setup Guide, GC34-6583
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS System Administration Guide, GC34-6585
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS Problem Determination Guide, GC34-6600
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS Messages and Codes, GC34-6602
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS Program Directory, GI10-2584
  • Monitoring WebSphere MQ, SC34-6593
  • WebSphere MQ Application Programming Guide, SC34-6595
  • WebSphere MQ Application Programming Reference, SC34-6596
  • WebSphere MQ for iSeries™ Application Programming Reference (ILE RPG), SC34-6599
  • WebSphere MQ Clients, SC34-6590
  • WebSphere MQ Constants, SC34-6607
  • WebSphere MQ Intercommunication, SC34-6587
  • WebSphere MQ Messages, GC34-6601
  • WebSphere MQ Migration Information, SC34-6604
  • WebSphere MQ Programmable Command Formats and Administration Interface, SC34-6598
  • WebSphere MQ Publish/Subscribe Guide, SC34-6606
  • WebSphere MQ Queue Manager Clusters, SC34-6589
  • WebSphere MQ Script (MQSC) Command Reference, SC34-6597
  • WebSphere MQ Security, SC34-6588
  • WebSphere MQ System Administration Guide, SC34-6584
  • WebSphere MQ for iSeries System Administration Guide, SC34-6586
  • WebSphere MQ Transport for SOAP, SC34-6651
  • WebSphere MQ Using .NET, GC34-6605
  • WebSphere MQ Using C++, SC34-6592
  • WebSphere MQ Using Java, SC34-6591
  • WebSphere MQ Using the Component Model Interface, SC34-6594
  • WebSphere MQ for AIX® Quick Beginnings, GC34-6478
  • WebSphere MQ for HP-UX Quick Beginnings, GC34-6479
  • WebSphere MQ for Linux™ Quick Beginnings, GC34-6480
  • WebSphere MQ for iSeries Quick Beginnings, GC34-6481
  • WebSphere MQ Bibliography and Glossary, SC34-6603

Refer to the IBM Publications Center Web site for more information about publication ordering.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Customized offerings

Most product media is shipped only via customized offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®). Noncustomized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, and media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
 
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Terms and conditions

Agreement: IBM Customer Agreement

Variable charges apply: No

Indexed monthly license charge (IMLC) applies: No

Location license applies: No

Use limitation applies: No

Educational allowance available: Yes, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Volume orders: Not applicable

Replaced programs                   Replacement programs
Program   Program                   Program      Program
number    name                      number       name
 
5695-137  MQSeries MQM              5655-L82     WebSphere
           MVS/ESA V1                             MQ z/OS V6
 
5655-A95  MQSeries                  5655-L82     WebSphere
           OS/390 V2                              MQ z/OS V6
 
5655-F10  MQSeries                  5655-L82     WebSphere
           OS/390 V5                              MQ z/OS V6
 
5697-MQZ  WebSphere MQ              5655-L82     WebSphere
           Ext Sec Ed                             MQ z/OS V6
 
5655-L82  WebSphere MQ              TO A FOLLOW-ON,
           for z/OS V6               IF ANY

Warranty applies: Yes

Licensed program materials availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: None
  • Nonrestricted Source Materials: None
  • Object Code Only (OCO): All

Program services/SupportLine

  • Support Center applies: Yes. Access available through the IBM Support Center.
  • Available until discontinued: 12 months' written notice.
  • APAR mailing address: Raleigh, NC.

IBM Operational Support Services — SupportLine: Yes

Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC): A revised contract (Attachment for zSeries z800 Software License Charges, Z125-6587-04) is in place for EWLC. This revised contract must be signed by the customer.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier      Description               pricing metric
 
S011P8R         WebSphere MQ for          Basic MLC, GOLC
                 z/OS V6.0 base
                 product
 
S011P8T         WebSphere MQ for          Basic MLC, GOLC
                 z/OS V6.0 Client
                 Attach Feature
 
S011P8R         WebSphere MQ              Basic MLC, zELC
                 for z/OS V6.0
                 base product
 
S011P8T         WebSphere MQ              Basic MLC, zELC
                 for z/OS V6.0
                 Client Attach
                 Feature

z800
models
 
110
0E1
0A1
0B1
0C1
001
0A2
002
003
004

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier      Description               pricing metric
 
S011P8R         WebSphere MQ              Basic MLC, PSLC below 3 MSU
                 for z/OS V6.0            Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                 base product             SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD
 
S011P8T         WebSphere MQ              Basic MLC, PSLC below 3 MSU
                 for z/OS V6.0            Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                 Client Attach            SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD
                 Feature
 
S011P8R         WebSphere MQ              Entry End User/390
                 for z/OS V6.0             Entry Support License
                 base product
 
S011P8T         WebSphere MQ              Entry End User/390
                 for z/OS V6.0             Entry Support License
                 Client Attach
                 Feature

Variable Workload License Charges

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier      Description               pricing metric
 
S011P8R         WebSphere MQ              Basic MLC, Variable WLC
                 for z/OS V6.0            Workload Registration,
                 base product              Variable WLC
 
S011P8T         WebSphere MQ              Basic MLC, Variable WLC
                 for z/OS V6.0            Workload Registration,
                 Client Attach             Variable WLC
                 Feature

Sub-capacity charges for VWLC products: Sub-capacity charges for VWLC products are based on product LPAR utilization capacity. Product LPAR utilization capacity for a VWLC product is the highest number of MSUs utilized by the combined LPARs in which a VWLC product runs concurrently during a reporting period. The number of MSUs is based on the highest observed rolling 4-hour average utilization used by the combination of the relevant LPARs during the reporting period. Refer to Software Announcement 200-354 , dated October 3, 2000, Software Announcement 201-258 , dated September 11, 2001, and Software Announcement 202-105 , dated April 30, 2002, for additional details on IBM Workload License Charges.

Sub-capacity charges terms and conditions: zSeries software charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible VWLC products apply when z/OS is running in z/Architecture™ (64 bit) mode on an IBM eServer zSeries 900, no other MVS™-based operating system is licensed to that server, and the required information is provided by the customer in accordance with the applicable terms.

Sub-capacity charges for a VWLC product are based on the utilization of the LPARs where and when the product executes. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for VWLC products, the customer is required to:

  • Sign and abide by the terms of the Attachment for zSeries Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • Obtain the latest version of the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool.
  • Install any VWLC product and IBM eServer zSeries 900 Licensed Internal Code (LIC) service required for sub-capacity charging. Required service will be listed on the WLC Web site

  • Collect SMF data as required by the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool. Retain the collected SMF data for a period of not less than six months.
  • Use the IBM provided Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool to process the collected SMF data. The Sub-Capacity Report produced by the tool is used to determine required license capacity for the VWLC products. Required license capacity is determined based on the largest MSU value of a VWLC product running concurrently in all LPARs during the reporting period. IBM reserves the right to request the system data that supports these product defined capacity values for a period of up to six months after the data was collected.
  • Provide an initial Sub-Capacity Report to begin to receive the benefits of less than full machine capacity charges. Sub-capacity charging will follow submission of a Sub-Capacity Report. There will be no retroactive application of sub-capacity charges.
  • Submit Sub-Capacity Reports monthly.
  • Submit Sub-Capacity Reports for all VWLC products with complete data for the entire reporting period to the e-mail address and by the date specified on the zSeries Software Pricing Web site

    and in the current Workload License Charge Exhibit (Z125-6324). Sub-Capacity Reports that reflect a changed product defined capacity will be considered to be orders placed by the customer without further action on the customer's part and IBM is authorized to make any resulting billing increase or decrease. To place an order for a new license or to discontinue licenses, move licenses between machines, report a hardware model upgrade or enable or disable product features, the customer must contact IBM or their IBM Business Partner.

  • Configure machine to send weekly Transmit System Availability Data (TSAD) to IBM via the IBM eServer zSeries 900 Remote Support Facility (RSF). If the machine cannot connect via the RSF, provide this TSAD via an alternate means documented in the z/OS publication Planning for Workload License Charges at

Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC)

Entitlement                              License option/
identifier      Description              pricing metric
 
S011P8R         WebSphere MQ             Basic MLC, Entry WLC
                 for z/OS V6.0
                 base product
 
S011P8T         WebSphere MQ             Basic MLC, Entry WLC
                 for z/OS V6.0
                 Client Attach
                 Feature
 
S011P8R         WebSphere MQ for         0 to 0.25 MSU Base
                 z/OS V6.0 base          0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base
                 product                 0.5 to 1.0 MSU Base
 
                                         Level A Chg/MSU (2-11 MSUs)
                                         Level B Chg/MSU (12-44 MSUs)
                                         Level C Chg/MSU (45-78 MSUs)
                                         Level D Chg/MSU (>78 MSUs)
                                         Level D Chg/MSU (>78 MSUs),
                                          per 50 MSUs
 
S011P8T         WebSphere MQ for         0 to 0.25 MSU Base
                 z/OS V6.0 Client        0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base
                 Attach Feature          0.5 to 1.0 MSU Base
 
                                         Level A Chg/MSU (2-11 MSUs)
                                         Level B Chg/MSU (12-44 MSUs)
                                         Level C Chg/MSU (45-78 MSUs)
                                         Level D Chg/MSU (>78 MSUs)
                                         Level D Chg/MSU (>78 MSUs),
                                          per 50 MSUs

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0 base product

Description
 
Entry End User/390
 Entry Support License

Entry Support License OTC: An OTC authorizes use only on IBM Entry End User/390 machines.

IBM 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, from both 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 site

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice. IBM Global Financing makes it easier for you to acquire the technology you need, faster.

As you implement complex business solutions such as on demand business transformation, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, business intelligence, and customer relationship management, financing offerings from IBM Global Financing can help you control expenses, match cash flow to business benefits, and conserve cash for other strategic investments. For more financing information, visit


 
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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:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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IMS, MVS/ESA, SupportPac, iSeries, Electronic Service Agent, MVS, and z/Architecture are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, WebSphere, System/390, zSeries, z/OS, DB2 Universal Database, DB2, CICS, Language Environment, VTAM, MQSeries, OS/390, Parallel Sysplex, S/390, AIX, and SystemPac are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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