IBM WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS V6.0 helps ensure the integrity of enterprise information

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-066
March 28, 2006

 

 ENUS206066.PDF (55KB)

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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 Hardware and software support services TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

IBM WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS V6.0 extends the security features of WebSphere MQ with:

  • Application-level, end-to-end data protection
  • Comprehensive security without writing complex security code or modifying or recompiling existing applications
  • Centralized, remote administration of security policies across mainframe and distributed servers
  • Message-level audit function, and generation of audit records that can demonstrate specific compliance with the defined security policy
  • WebSphere MQ server and WebSphere MQ client support
  • The ability to run independently of the IBM Tivoli® Management Framework, but leverage this when used in conjunction with it

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

Information security is one of the top concerns for both business leaders and those responsible for IT.

Ensuring that information moving around the enterprise retains its integrity and is protected from unauthorized access is an ongoing challenge and responsibility for all organizations.

WebSphere® MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS® V6.0 is designed to help address these challenges when moving information around the enterprise between virtually every type of commercial IT system.

WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS provides a flavor of WebSphere MQ with increased support for security. It adds end-to-end, application-level data protection, and enterprise-wide remote management of security policies. You can quickly deploy these advanced features to secure many of your current production environments without changing your existing WebSphere MQ applications.

Advanced security services are essential for high-value message transactions where you need:

  • Integrity and confidentiality of data while resident on a queue
  • Individual message encapsulation and auditability
  • Tracking of message origination to a specific application on a system instead of a channel
  • Security for only a subset of the message traffic on a single channel

These advanced security services are compatible with:

  • WebSphere Message Broker
  • WebSphere Event Broker

WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS is offered under a monthly license charge (MLC) license model just as WebSphere MQ for z/OS is today.
 
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Key prerequisites
  • z/OS V1.4
  • IBM RACF®, or equivalent security subsystem that supports SAF V3, or later
  • SSL

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

March 31, 2006
 
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Description

WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS V6.0 delivers a special edition of WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0 with increased security features.

In addition to providing the reliable messaging services of WebSphere MQ, WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS also offers a multiplatform security management solution that provides data protection for WebSphere MQ-based applications, without the need to modify or even recompile them.

This enhanced data protection acts at the application layer, above the link or channel level, so that the integrity and confidentiality of messages can be preserved and demonstrated not just while messages are in transit between systems, but also while they are under the control of WebSphere MQ (that is, while residing in a message queue). This is critical when using WebSphere MQ to process personally identifiable information or other types of sensitive data, such as high-value transactions. WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS can help clients as part of their regulatory compliance efforts to meet their security goals and obligations.

With WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS, you gain the flexibility to add application-level data protection and remote security policy administration to the broad set of security services previously available in WebSphere MQ. The application-level data protection services in WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS add another dimension to the link-level data protection services available in WebSphere MQ. For example, application-level data protection captures message data and secures it before the message is placed onto a queue.

For even greater flexibility, messages can be individually digitally signed or signed and encrypted based on the policy you set. If you want, you can define your security policy so that only a subset of the messages passing over a single channel is secured. Further, when using the application-level data protection, each message is signed with a unique private key associated with the sending application. Message origination can be traced to the originating application instead of only to the originating channel. Individual messages are encrypted under unique keys, helping to remove the threat of compromising the encryption key through repetitive use.

WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS can save you development expense and time. It can remove the need to reengineer and modify your applications to secure message data from within each application. Reengineering existing production applications is a very expensive process, the costs of which only begin with the application recoding expenses.

Licensing cryptography routines, training your staff, designing and implementing a real-time key exchange process, and budgeting for your ongoing maintenance cost of custom security code make this approach to solving your security problems impractical. With WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS, you may see an immediate return on investment upon deploying it.

For processing sensitive data like financial transactions, Human Resources records, medical records, or any other type of personally identifiable information (PII), application-level data protection yields a true end-to-end security model.

WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS also enables remote administration of security policies on queue managers and on individual queues. These include:

  • Put and get access control permissions, including time of day and day of week restriction.
  • Data protection options (none, integrity, and privacy).
  • Audit options that allow generation of a specific security audit record for each open, put, get, and close operation showing the security policy in place and whether it was successfully enforced. This can be critical in demonstrating compliance with legislation like the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or similar mandates in other countries.

Remote administration is performed via a Web-based utility with an easy-to-use GUI for setting, viewing, and updating security policies. A delegation capability allows IT organizations to maintain control over the enterprise security infrastructure for WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS and still grant a specific department or line-of-business the ability to manage its subset of resources. Administration can also be done via scripting using a command line interface.

An enterprise-wide view of these security policies, with the ability for authorized administrators to remotely update them, can greatly improve efficiencies and reduce administrative costs.

The extended security services offered in this release of WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS require the installation of:

  • z/OS V1.4
  • IBM RACF, or equivalent security subsystem that supports SAF V3, or later
  • SSL

Refer to Software Announcement 203-098 , dated April 8, 2003, for additional details on Tivoli Access Manager for Business Integration Host Edition, which provides the advanced security services in WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS.

Refer to Software Announcement 205-092 , dated April 19, 2005, for more details on the base-level security functions available in WebSphere MQ for z/OS.

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 Extended Security Edition for z/OS V6.0 is capable, as of March 3, 2006, 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 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 is the core of application integration and reliably connects applications on virtually every commercial IT system. It provides a robust messaging foundation for an enterprise service bus, and 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 Message Broker provides an advanced ESB with advanced integration capabilities such as universal connectivity and any-to-any transformation. It supports one-to-many connectivity models plus transformation, intelligent routing, and information flow modeling across multiple, disparate business systems. It also supports publications and subscriptions including mobile clients, and remote telemetry devices.
  • WebSphere ESB is a new product designed to provide an enterprise service bus for IT environments built around open standards and SOA. It delivers robust and easy to use functionality, built on the proven messaging and Web services technologies of WebSphere Application Server.
  • WebSphere Process Server is a next-generation, business process server that delivers and supports all styles of integration based on open standards to automate business processes that span people, workflows, applications, systems, platforms, and architectures. It's a single, integrated platform with the combined benefits of the industry's top application server and integration capabilities.

In addition, IBM has further software products to support business integration, such as its WebSphere Adapters.
 
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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 206-066

Trademarks

 
SmoothStart is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, RACF, and Tivoli are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

IBM delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help customers successfully deploy and integrate WebSphere® MQ Extended Security Edition.

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education available to help your company prosper in today's competitive marketplace. We take pride in our ability to deliver successful education programs that provide your people with the skills necessary to make your business profitable using IBM software.

The IBM education team works closely with IBM product developers and IBM services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. We draw from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students.

For more information about available technical training, refer to the Web site

Tivoli® role-based skills roadmaps can be found on this page

WebSphere role-based skills roadmaps can be found on this page

The following course will also be available:

Course                   Course
title                    number
 
WebSphere MQ Security    MQ7A1

 
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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 Extended Security Edition 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
  • 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)

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.

For more information refer to

  • Tivoli Access Manager for Business Integration Host Edition V4.1: Software Announcement 203-098 , dated April 8, 2003.
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0: Software Announcement 205-092 , dated April 19, 2005.

Compatibility: WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS V6.0 is upwardly compatible with programs written for WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS V5.3.1.

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 1-888-426-4343.

Packaging: The following are supplied:

WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition V6.0

  • One printed copy of each of the following:

                                                   Order
Title                                              number
 
WMQ ESE for z/OS Read This First                   GI135-0507
WMQ ESE for z/OS License Program Specification     GC34-6712
WMQ ESE for z/OS Program Directory                 GI135-0506

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0

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

                                                   Order
Title                                              number
 
WebSphere MQ for z/OS Program Directory            GI10-2584

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.

Tivoli Access Manager for Business Integration — Host Edition V4.1.1

  • TIVOLI Access Manager for Business Integration — Host Edition on 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge
  • Tivoli Access Manager V6.0 CD-ROMs (thirty-three)
  • One printed copy of each of the following:

                                                    Order
Title                                               number
 
Tivoli Access Manager for Business Integration      GI11-4243
 Program Directory
Tivoli Access Manager for Business Integration      GI11-4199
 Memo V4.1
Tivoli Security License                             GC23-5621
Tivoli Access Manager for Business Integration      GC32-1122
 Administration Guide V4.1
  • Policy Director Authorization Services for z/OS
    • Policy Director Authorization Services for z/OS V1.2 on 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge
    • One printed copy of each of the following:

                                                     Order
Title                                                number
 
Policy Director Authorization Services Program       GI10-4730
 Directory
Policy Director Authorization Services Memo          GI10-4738

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.

Registered customers can access IBMLink™ for ordering information and charges.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS should specify:

  • Type: 5697
  • Model: NQZ

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.

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
 
S012B7X        WebSphere MQ Extended    Basic MLC, PSLC
                Security Edition        below 3 MSU
                V6.0                    Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                                        SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD
 
S012B80        WebSphere MQ for z/OS    Basic MLC, PSLC
                Client Attachment       below 3 MSU
                                        Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                                        SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD

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   Description             License option/
identifier                            pricing metric
 
S012B7X       WebSphere MQ Extended   Basic MLC, Variable  WLC
               Security Edition for    Workload Registration,
               z/OS V6.0               Variable  WLC
 
S012B80       WebSphere MQ for z/OS   Basic MLC, Variable  WLC
               Client Attachment       Workload Registration,
                                       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
 
S012B7X        WebSphere MQ Extended    Basic MLC, Entry WLC
                Security Edition
                V6.0
 
S012B80        WebSphere MQ for z/OS    Basic MLC, Entry WLC
                Client Attachment

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
 
S012B7X         WebSphere MQ Extended     0 to 0.25 MSU Base
                 Security Edition         0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base
                 V6.0                     0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base
 
                                          Level A Chg/MSU
                                           (2 to 11 MSUs)
                                          Level B Chg/MSU
                                           (12 to 44 MSUs)
                                          Level C Chg/MSU
                                           (45 to 78 MSUs)
                                          Level D Chg/MSU
                                           (Above 78 MSUs)
                                          Level D Chg/MSU
                                           (Above 78 MSUs),
                                           per 50 MSUs
 
S012B80         WebSphere MQ for z/OS     0 to 0.25 MSU Base
                 Client Attachment        0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base
                                          0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base
 
                                          Level A Chg/MSU
                                           (2 to 11 MSUs)
                                          Level B Chg/MSU
                                           (12 to 44 MSUs)
                                          Level C Chg/MSU
                                           (45 to 78 MSUs)
                                          Level D Chg/MSU
                                           (Above 78 MSUs)
                                          Level D Chg/MSU
                                           (Above 78 MSUs),
                                           per 50 MSUs

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 "0.51 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 "0.51 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 "0.51 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 "0.51 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
 
S012B7X        WebSphere MQ Extended    Basic MLC, GOLC
                Security Edition
                V6.0
 
S012B80        WebSphere MQ for z/OS    Basic MLC, GOLC
                Client Attachment

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
 
S012B7X        WebSphere MQ Extended    Basic MLC, zELC
                Security Edition
                V6.0
 
S012B80        WebSphere MQ for z/OS    Basic MLC, zELC
                Client Attachment

Select Application License Charge (SALC)

Base function

Entitlement                            License option/
identifier      Description            pricing metric
 
S012B7X         WebSphere MQ           Basic MLC, SALC
                 Extended Security     SYSUSGREG NC, SALC
                 Edition V6.0
                                       Level 1 (1 to 11 MSUs)
                                       Level 2 (12 to 44 MSUs)
                                       Level 3 (45 to 78 MSUs)
                                       Level 4 (79+ MSUs)

WebSphere MQ for z/OS Client Attachment

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          pricing metric
 
S012B80         WebSphere MQ for     Basic MLC, SALC
                 z/OS Client         SYSUSGREG NC, SALC
                 Attachment
                                     Level 1 (1 to 11 MSUs)
                                     Level 2 (12 to 44 MSUs)
                                     Level 3 (45 to 78 MSUs)
                                     Level 4 (79+ MSUs)

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

Orderable
supply ID   Language       Distribution medium   Description
 
S012B8P     U.S. English   3480 Tape Cartridge   WebSphere MQ
                                                  Extended
                                                  Security Edition
                                                  V6.0
S012B8M     U.S. English   3480 Tape Cartridge   WebSphere MQ
                                                  Client for z/OS
                                                  Attachment

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        3444
 order only)
Delivery w/o Machine Readable Material              3470
Delivery w/o Publications for this product          3471
 (incl follow on's)

Feature                                             Feature
description                                         number
 
Delivery w/o Publications (for this specific        3444
 order only)
Delivery w/o Machine Readable Material              3470
Delivery w/o Publications for this product          3471
 (incl follow on's)

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.

Unlicensed documentation

A memo, program directory, and softcopy publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

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.

Publications are shipped in softcopy form with the product. Refer to the following announcements for more information on publications:

  • Tivoli Access Manager for Business Integration Host Edition V4.1: Software Announcement 203-098 , dated April 8, 2003.
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0: Software Announcement 205-092 , dated April 19, 2005.

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
 
5697-MQZ  WebSphere MQ Extended     5697-NQZ  IBM WebSphere MQ
           Security Edition V5                 Extended Security
                                               Edition for z/OS
                                               V6.0
 
5655-L82  WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6  5697-NQZ  IBM WebSphere MQ
                                               Extended Security
                                               Edition for z/OS
                                               V6.0
 
5655-F10  WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5  5697-NQZ  IBM WebSphere MQ
                                               Extended Security
                                               Edition for z/OS
                                               V6.0
 
5655-A95  MQSeries(R) for           5697-NQZ  IBM WebSphere MQ
           OS/390(R) V2                        Extended Security
                                               Edition for z/OS
                                               V6.0
 
5695-137  MQSeries for              5697-NQZ  IBM WebSphere MQ
           MVS/ESA(TM)                         Extended Security
           V1                                  Edition for z/OS
                                               V6.0

Warranty applies: Yes

Licensed program materials availability

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

Program services

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

IBM Operational Support Services — SupportLine: Yes
 
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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

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.

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier    Description             pricing metric
 
S012B7X       WebSphere MQ Extended
               Security Edition
               V6.0
 
S012B80       WebSphere MQ for z/OS
               Client Attachment

Base function

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier     Description           pricing metric
 
S012B7X        WebSphere MQ          Basic MLC, zELC
                Extended Security
                Edition V6.0
 
S012B80        WebSphere MQ          Basic MLC, zELC
                for z/OS Client
                Attachment
 
z800
models
 
110
0E1
0A1
0B1
0C1
0X2
001
0A2
002
003
004

Entitlement                        License option/
identifier    Description          pricing metric
 
S012B7X       WebSphere MQ         Basic MLC, PSLC below 3 MSU
               Extended Security    Basic MLC, PSLC AD
               Edition V6.0         SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD
 
S012B80       WebSphere MQ         Basic MLC, PSLC below 3 MSU
               for z/OS             Basic MLC, PSLC AD
               Client Attachment    SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD

Variable Workload License Charges

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier     Description           pricing metric
 
S012B7X        WebSphere MQ          Basic MLC, Variable  WLC
                Extended Security     Workload Registration,
                Edition V6.0          Variable  WLC
 
S012B80        WebSphere MQ          Basic MLC, Variable  WLC
                for z/OS Client       Workload Registration,
                Attachment            Variable  WLC

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. For additional details on IBM Workload License Charges, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 200-354 , dated October 3, 2000.
  • Software Announcement 201-258 , dated September 11, 2001.
  • Software Announcement 202-105 , dated April 30, 2002.

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 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 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 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
 
S012B7X        WebSphere MQ          Basic MLC, Entry WLC
                Extended Security
                Edition V6.0
S012B80        WebSphere MQ          Basic MLC, Entry WLC
                for z/OS Client
                Attachment

Entitlement                     License option/
identifier     Description      pricing metric
 
S012B7X        WebSphere MQ     0 to 0.25 MSU Base
                Extended        0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base
                Security        0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base
                Edition V6.0
                                Level A Chg/MSU
                                 (2 to 11 MSUs)
                                Level B Chg/MSU
                                 (12 to 44 MSUs)
                                Level C Chg/MSU
                                 (45 to 78 MSUs)
                                Level D Chg/MSU
                                 (Above 78 MSUs)
                                Level D Chg/MSU
                                 (Above 78 MSUs),
                                 per 50 MSUs
 
S012B80        WebSphere MQ     0 to 0.25 MSU Base
                for z/OS        0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base
                Client          0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base
                Attachment
                                Level A Chg/MSU
                                 (2 to 11 MSUs)
                                Level B Chg/MSU
                                 (12 to 44 MSUs)
                                Level C Chg/MSU
                                 (45 to 78 MSUs)
                                Level D Chg/MSU
                                 (Above 78 MSUs)
                                Level D Chg/MSU
                                 (Above 78 MSUs),
                                 per 50 MSUs

Select Application License Charge (SALC)

Entitlement                      License option/
identifier   Description         pricing metric
 
S012B7X      WebSphere MQ        Basic MLC, SALC
              Extended Security  SYSUSGREG NC, SALC
              Edition V6.0
                                 Level 1 (1 to 11 MSUs)
                                 Level 2 (12 to 44 MSUs)
                                 Level 3 (45 to 78 MSUs)
                                 Level 4 (79+ MSUs)
 
S012B80      WebSphere MQ        Basic MLC, SALC
              for z/OS           SYSUSGREG NC, SALC
              Client Attachment
                                 Level 1 (1 to 11 MSUs)
                                 Level 2 (12 to 44 MSUs)
                                 Level 3 (45 to 78 MSUs)
                                 Level 4 (79+ MSUs)

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