Software Announcement 299-012
January 26, 1999

IBM MQSeries for OS/390, V2.1 Adds Clustering Support

 ENUS299-012.PDF (52KB)

(Corrected on March 19, 1999)

Added Single Version Charging section. Removed Program Upgrade Charge section.

At a Glance

This new version of the OS/390 MQSeries product adds important new functions:

  • Clustering support (including Dynamic Workload Distribution), also announced for other MQSeries server platforms
  • Automatic Restart Management
  • Full two-phase commit via Resource Recovery Services

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

Products based on IBM's industry-leading MQSeries® software help you to quickly and economically address Business Integration issues. MQSeries Business Integration helps companies maximize e-business opportunities by leveraging existing resources to improve time to market and to anticipate IT changes as business changes. These products deliver information systems that support the way you work, fit in with your business processes and workflow, and offer real business advantage.

The family of Business Integration solutions, based around IBM's award-winning MQSeries software, consists of:

MQSeries , the undisputed leader in Message-Oriented Middleware. The base MQSeries product connects any application, or system, to any other, reliably.

MQSeries Integrator , powerful message brokering that centralizes knowledge of the enterprise (like business rules and application data formats) in a central hub. This program allows much quicker and simpler distribution of data relating to business events, and connection for applications to build new business.

MQSeries Workflow aligns and integrates your organization's resources and capabilities with your business strategies, accelerating process flow, cutting costs, eliminating errors, and improving workgroup productivity.

MQSeries for OS/390® V2.1 is participating in all three tiers by means of additional products. It works with other MQSeries family members to form part of an integrated solution.

Many New Features:

  • Clustering to bring simplified administration, improved failure tolerance, and scalable system capacity (Dynamic Workload Distribution)
  • Extended system availability from automatic restart using Automatic Restart Management (ARM)
  • Full two-phase commit for compliant applications using Recoverable Resource Services (RRS)
  • New features to improve performance and failure recovery

In addition, client pricing is changed to reflect the number of clients attached to the system. Candle Command Center Admin Pac is included with the product.

Key Prerequisites

  • Operates in the OS/390 environment as a separate subsystem and requires OS/390 V2.4, or later, together with the products included in OS/390.
  • As a generalized message queuing subsystem, it can be accessed from CICS/ESA®, CICS/MVS®, IMS/ESA®, batch OS/390 environments, and TSO/E.
  • To interoperate with other systems, attachment can be via either TCP/IP or APPC protocols.

    A complete installation requires at least one other MQSeries queue manager (on a similar or a different platform) to communicate.

  • MQSeries client attachment using the Client Attachment Use Authorization feature is orderable in blocks of 50.

    If Interlink SNS/TCP access is selected in place of IBM TCP/IP, the recommended minimum level is V4.1.

Planned Availability Date

  • February 26, 1999
  • April 30, 1999, for the Internet Gateway feature

Description

Clustering Support

MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1 adds support for a cluster of queues on multiple processors to be addressed by the same name. These queues can share work in a manner decided by the system programmer. More queues on additional processors can be added when workloads are high, or should a processor fail.

This makes it easier to deploy MQSeries across multiple nodes and provides scalability improvements from load balancing; maximizing the capabilities of the cluster. It gives seamless interoperation between clustered processors.

Administration costs are reduced by the simplified system set-up and easier management of the environment. Clustering removes the burden of defining remote queues, transmit queues, and sender channels; allowing users to add extra client queue managers with no administration at the server, or extra server queue managers with no administration at the clients.

System availability is also extended by allowing a queue manager on standby to be brought online.

Although MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1 does not directly support the Parallel Sysplex® through shared queues stored in the coupling facility, the support of MQSeries clusters and automatic restart management provide substantial value to Parallel Sysplex users. Remote queue managers can exploit the scalable capacity of a Parallel Sysplex with no awareness of its internal configuration, and continuous availability for new messages can be achieved from these remote queue managers.

Automatic Restart Management (ARM)

ARM improves MQ™ availability by automatic restart of a queue manager or its mover on the same or a different OS/390 image following a failure. They are restarted in place provided OS/390 has not failed. If OS/390 has failed, the group of related subsystems, such as MQ, CICS®, and DB2®, can all be restarted together in a controlled order on a different OS/390 image within the Parallel Sysplex.

New commands and options are added to the MQSeries API. ARM restart is controlled by a Sysplex-wide ARM policy defined using OS/390 facilities.

Resource Recovery Services (RRS)

RRS is a new syncpoint manager for OS/390. It provides full two-phase commit processing between compliant resource managers. This item makes MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1 an RRS compliant resource manager.

Previously, two-phase commit across MQ and database updates was only available for applications running under CICS or IMS™, using the CICS or IMS syncpoint manager. This does not use RRS and is unchanged in MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1

The new support provides two-phase commit for MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1 applications in the batch, TSO, and DB2-stored procedure environments. Such applications issue MQPUTs and MQGETs within syncpoint, possibly involving multiple queue managers, together with DB2 updates and possibly multiple calls of stored procedures. The DB2-stored procedures can include further MQPUTs and MQGETs within syncpoint. All this work is then transactionally committed by a syncpoint request in the top level application.

Additional Enhancements

  • More programmer options by means of a C++ object model
  • The CICS 3270 bridge upgraded to CTS 1.2 functional level
  • Higher system availability from TCP/IP and APPC channel reconnect
  • Enhanced National Language support with the euro symbol and additional code page conversions
  • Improved channel security which reduces the need to flow user IDs
    Performance improvements:
  • TCP/IP OpenEdition® OS/390 sockets provided to improve mover TCP/IP performance by up to 40% for non-persistent messages on fast channels
  • Faster indexed MQGET if all messages have the same priority
  • Fast Browse performance enhancements for certain INDXTYPE attributes

Candle Command Center Admin Pac for MQSeries: Included in the MQSeries package is a selection of Candle solutions for testing MQSeries applications, configuring MQSeries networks, and managing MQ-based computing enterprises.

MQSeries Business Integration

  • Improves customer service
  • Reduces cost
  • Avoids wasted effort
  • Optimizes your business processes, applicable to any organization in any industry
  • Integrates your value chain across suppliers and customers, allowing you to act more readily, responsively, and effectively
  • Helps companies rapidly deploy and get better value from e-business and the uptake of the Web
  • Solves the information integration issues of mergers and acquisitions

IBM's architected Business Integration offering has three components:

  • MQSeries, for reliable interconnect over more than 25 platforms
  • MQSeries Integrator, to simplify message transformation, rules, and intelligent routing
  • MQSeries Workflow, to leverage corporate effectiveness through optimized use of staff and computing resources

These products liberate the burden of IT shops, allowing them to be driven by the market and responsive to the rate of market change. The products specialize in ease of deployment, reducing the cost of ownership and minimizing the user and IT skill required.

A graphical build tool and a transactional quality run-time provide for superior user interaction. Staff may now be deployed on activities where they add maximum value, such as customer service. Their expertise and knowledge can focus on important business activities rather than be distracted by the routine. The routine is taken care of by machine interaction.

Workflow and messaging are key to corporate responsiveness. Business activities instantly share customer and status information through an event-driven model triggered from the text or content of individual business transactions. These events reliably flow over the backbone to trigger further computing to staff through worklists and personal activity.

MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1 is participating in all three tiers by means of additional products. It works with other MQSeries family members to form part of an integrated solution.

MQSeries

IBM's industry-leading MQSeries messaging software is the best solution to the business need to enable different IT systems to work together to achieve competitive advantage. Information flows through the enterprise, with delivery assured even after temporary network or system failures. MQSeries enables information systems to work together with the total flexibility demanded by companies operating in today's dynamic commercial marketplaces.

MQSeries makes it easier and simpler to develop and integrate the new generation of e-business applications. That not only speeds their development but also reduces the expense of providing reliable access over the Internet to core business data, transaction systems, and enterprise resources. MQSeries eliminates worries about the complexity of application-to-application connectivity across the company. Applications can be developed in isolation while MQSeries sets the standard for application connectivity across the company. It all reduces the cost and time needed to make applications available to the business. Message delivery is assured even across temporary network or system failures. That minimizes downtime and maximizes productivity thereby increasing revenues from your business operations.

MQSeries Integrator

MQSeries Integrator enables integration of applications and systems into robust, flexible, and scalable information networks. Based upon MQSeries messaging and queuing capabilities, MQSeries Integrator features intelligent message routing that directs data according to conditions set by the business, and message formatting that enables applications to exchange information. Its GUI allows users to perform integration tasks quickly and easily. Preconfigured templates for major packaged applications and e-business extensions will also be available. This product is now available under IBM terms and conditions worldwide. IBM will continue to add Business Integration capabilities to MQSeries Integrator and provide a route for IBM Business Partners to offer additional functionality.

MQSeries Workflow

MQSeries Workflow is a workflow management middleware offering that automates workflow between applications, and automates business processes involving people and applications to give organizations more control of their business activities. MQSeries Workflow helps you in daily business operations, planning, and management, to align and integrate resources and applications, to improve efficiency, and to gain higher market share. In addition, it enables the design of applications tailored to your business.

MQSeries Clients

An MQSeries client gives access to the MQSeries programming environment without installing the full queue-manager function. It is for use only with a client-enabled MQSeries server product, such as MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1.

The MQSeries client capability enables an application running on a client workstation to access an MQSeries queue manager on a server. Client function is essentially a remote interface to an MQSeries queue manager.

MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1 is client-enabled when the Client Attachment Feature is installed, and therefore can accept connections from MQSeries clients, but there is no client for OS/390 itself.

MQSeries client software, for use by an MQ client application running on an MQ client machine, can be copied from the Transaction Processing SupportPac™ library, in the form of a Software Developer Kit, for use as needed.

Transaction Processing SupportPacs

The Transaction Processing SupportPacs library consists of material that complements the family of MQSeries products marketed by IBM. Each SupportPac supplies a particular function or service that can be used with one or more of the MQSeries products. The Transaction Processing SupportPacs library is available on the Internet at URL:

Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.

Product Positioning

MQSeries Family

The family of products based on IBM's industry-leading MQSeries software helps companies address Business Integration issues quickly and economically, making them more agile, customer-oriented and competitive.

The MQSeries family allows companies to maximize e-business opportunities by leveraging existing resources to improve speed-to-market and anticipate IT changes as their business changes.

IBM Business Integration consists of three offerings under the MQSeries brand which can be used together or separately:

  • MQSeries for secure and reliable communication of application messages over a wide range of platforms.
  • MQSeries Integrator for transformation and routing of application message contents as transmitted via MQSeries. It is optimized for high-volume, in-storage transformation of messages. It is very useful in environments where many applications exchange information, each requiring slightly different message formats.
  • MQSeries Workflow for integration of application components via predefined workflow models is a more structured, though complex, approach to integration. This is less about message transformation and routing between applications, but more about the integration of applications for different tasks, into a cohesive business process. MQSeries Workflow can automate the execution of activities, whether manual human tasks, user input into an application, or automatic flow of information into a back-end transaction. It maintains state information about the process, for routing decisions, monitoring, and auditing purposes.

MQIntegrator and MQSeries Workflow rely on MQSeries.

MQIntegrator intercepts MQSeries messages transforming and routing the message contents based upon information stored in a rules database.

MQSeries Workflow uses MQSeries messaging for the communication between the MQSeries Workflow clients and servers.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

SmoothStart Services, an on-site implementation and training startup service designed to accelerate your productive use of your IBM solution is provided by IBM Global Services or your IBM Business Partner at an additional cost. For additional information on SmoothStart Services, refer to Services Announcement 697-004 , dated March 25, 1997, or contact your IBM representative and ask for SmoothStart Services for MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1.

Reference Information

Refer to Software Announcement 299-009 , dated January 26, 1999, for further information on the announcement of clustering in MQSeries, including Dynamic Workload Distribution.

Refer to Software Announcement 298-270 , dated July 28, 1998, for further information on the MQSeries Workflow products.

Refer to Software Announcement 299-008 , dated January 26, 1999, for further information on the announcement of MQSeries Workflow for OS/390.

Trademarks

 
MQ, IMS, SupportPac, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
MQSeries, OS/390, CICS/ESA, CICS/MVS, IMS/ESA, Parallel Sysplex, CICS, DB2, and OpenEdition 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.

Education Support

For MQSeries® courses, refer to URL:

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

Open Blueprint®

MQSeries for OS/390® V2.1 provides the capability for distributed parts of an application or applications to communicate by exchanging messages without waiting for a reply. Its implementation is consistent with the Messaging and Queuing function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides the Messaging and Queuing interface from IBM to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: Processors capable of running the required level of OS/390 that have enough processor storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, the access methods, and the application programs.

Software Requirements: Refer to the Program Directory shipped with the product for a complete list of prerequisite APARs.

MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1 requires OS/390 V2.4, or later, (5647-A01) together with the products included in OS/390. These include:

  • HLASM
  • ISPF
  • JES
  • Language Environment (previously known as LE/370)
  • Security Server (previously known as RACF®)
  • SMP/E
  • TCP/IP
  • TSO/E
  • UNIX® Services (previously known as OpenEdition®)
  • VTAM®

The following list gives the minimum levels required for the optional products that are not included in OS/390. You might not need all of these products.

Internet Connection Secure Server, V2.2                5697-B14
CICS(R), Version 4.1                                   5655-018
CICS Transaction Server for OS/390                     5655-147
IMS(TM), Version 5.1                                   5695-176
ISPF, Version 4.2.1                                    5647-A01
OS PL/I, Version 2.3                                   5668-909
                                                       5668-910
                                                       5668-911

Some of the features of MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1 have additional requirements. These are listed below:

TCP/IP IUCV Interface: This can be used only on OS/390, V2.4. For later versions of OS/390, use the OpenEdition Sockets interface to TCP/IP.

If you choose to use Interlink SNS/TCP access in place of IBM's TCP/IP, the minimum level is V4.1.

MQSeries Workflow

  • OS/390, V2.6 (5647-A01)
  • MQSeries Workflow, V3.1 (5655-A96)

Programming Languages Supported

C/C++ (comes with OS/390)                              5647-A01
HL/ASM, Version 1.2                                    5696-234
VS COBOL 2, Release 4                                  5668-958
COBOL for OS/390 and VM, V2.1                          5648-A25
COBOL for MVS(TM) and VM, V1                           5688-197
PL/I for OS/390, Version 1.1                           5688-235

Compatibility: MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1 is upwardly compatible with programs written for MQSeries for MVS/ESA™ V1.2. Regression testing is performed to ensure compatibility.

MQSeries Platforms: MQSeries supports more than 20 IBM and non-IBM platforms. Some platforms do not support all of the functions available in this product.

Performance Considerations

  • Message throughput rates achieved will depend on the following:
    • CPU availability
    • Page and log buffer storage availability
    • Message size
    • Percentage of persistent and non-persistent messages
    • DASD availability
    • Line speeds for remote message transmission
  • Performance characteristics of Version 2.1 are improved over previous versions. A number of features are added to decrease response times and increase throughput.

    In addition, the maximum number of channels which can be supported is significantly increased.

More information is available via the SupportPac™ library.

User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities, which include Australasian SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE International, G.U.I.D.E. Europe, Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), Guide Latin American (LAG), SHARE EUROPE, and SHARE Incorporated.

Principal requirements satisfied include ease-of-use requirements and support for multiple processors.

Planning Information

Packaging: MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1 is supplied on 6250 tape, 3480 cartridge, or 4-mm DAT tape for PC/390. One tape or cartridge contains the product code together with four language features — U.S. English (mixed case), U.S. English (upper case), Japanese, and Simplified Chinese — and the distributed queuing facility.

The second tape or cartridge contains the optional Client Attachment Feature. The third tape or cartridge contains the optional Internet Gateway feature.

The remote client code is not supplied with the product. Instead, it is available with the MQSeries product which runs on the appropriate client platform, or from the Internet. Refer to the following URL:

Features are available for 6250 bit per inch (bpi) tape, 4-mm DAT, and 3480 tape cartridge.

One copy of each of the following books is supplied:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
MQSeries for OS/390
  License Program Specification                        GC34-5377
  System Management Guide                              SC34-5374
  Problem Determination Guide                          GC34-5376
  Messages and Codes                                   GC34-5375
MQSeries
  Application Programming Reference                    SC33-1673
  Planning Guide                                       GC33-1349
  Application Programming Guide                        SC33-0807
  Application Programming Reference                    SX33-6095
    Summary
  Intercommunication                                   SC33-1872
  Command Reference                                    SC33-1369
  Programmable System Management                       SC33-1482
  Clients                                              GC33-1632
  Using C++                                            SC33-1877
  Queue Manager Clusters                               SC34-5349
Program Directory                                      GI10-2501
Simplicity Package                                     GC34-5495

Transaction Processing and Data CD-ROM (SK2T-0730) is also available at no extra charge (for one copy). Availability is not directly linked to product availability.

System Integrity

IBM will accept APARs where installation of MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1 introduces an exposure to the system integrity of OS/390. This program is intended to run authorized.

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the OS/390 operating system. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses are accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1 should specify:

               Type                Model
 
               5655                A95

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 feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B, and PSLC Level C features and quantity.

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 feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No-Charge (NC) Identifier feature on the licenses.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                              PSLC           PSLC Basic License
Machine                       Feature        MLC* Feature
MSU Capacity                  Number         Description
 
1                             1200           PSLC Base, 1 MSU
2                             1201           PSLC Base, 2 MSUs
3                             1202           PSLC Base, 3 MSUs
4 to 45                       1203           PSLC Level A, 1 MSU
                              1204           PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs
46 to 174                     1205           PSLC Level B, 1 MSU
                              1206           PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs
                              1207           PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs
175 or more                   1208           PSLC Level C, 1 MSU
                              1209           PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs
                              1210           PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs
NA                            1211           PSLC NC IDENTIFIER
*
Monthly License Charge

Example 1: For a single machine with 11 MSUs, the PSLC features would be:


    1202 — quantity 1
    1203 — 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:

      1202 — quantity 1
      1204 — quantity 1
      1205 — quantity 5
      1206 — quantity 1
  • PSLC no-charge license #2:

      1211 — quantity 1

S/390® Usage Pricing (Usage License Charge) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the appropriate program and feature number, if required, for asset registration. Specify the applicable S390 Usage Pricing feature. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

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:

  • Feature 1 (if usage is below 0.25 MSU)
  • Feature 2 (if usage is between 0.26 and 0.50)
  • Feature 3 (if usage is between 0.51 and 1.0)
  • Feature 3+ (# MSUs from 2-11 times the charge associated with feature number 4) + (# MSUs from 12 to 44 times the charge associated with feature number 5) + (# MSUs above 44 times the charge associated with feature number 6 — if applicable)

                                                          Feature
Description                                               Number
 
0 to 0.25 MSU Base                                        1223
0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base                                      1224
0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base                                      1225
Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs)                            1226
Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs)                           1227
Level C Chg/MSU (above 44 MSUs)                           1228
N/C ID Feature                                            1229

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

Entry System License Charge Feature

One-Time Charge (OTC)                                     1230

Client Attachment Use Authorization Feature: In MQSeries for OS/390, there is a new orderable feature available in Version 2 Release 1 — Client Attachment Use Authorization.

This feature is an authorization to attach up to 50 clients per server.

If the customer environment needs to attach more than 50 clients, then an appropriate number of extra Client Attachment Use Authorizations are required to cover the number of clients to be attached. The customer can order the Client Attachment feature in multiple quantities to cover the requirements.

Optional Feature — Client Attachment Use Authorization Feature

Client                             Basic MLC
Attachment                       Feature Number
 
50 clients                            1231

This feature is only available in blocks of 50, it can be ordered in multiple quantities to cover the customer's requirements.

Program Upgrade: To upgrade from MQSeries for MVS/ESA V1.2 to MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1, specify the feature number for a basic license of the new version.

If Version 1.2 is a DSLO license and the customer wants to upgrade to a Version 2.1 basic license, Version 1.2 must be converted from a DSLO license to a basic license first.

Version-to-Version Upgrade Credit: To upgrade from a prior program acquired for an OTC to a replacement program using a version-to-version upgrade credit, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the applicable prior program and replacement program participating in the upgrade credit.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium:

                                        Feature
Description                             Number
 
MQSeries OS/390 2.1
 
TAPE                                    5811(1)
CST                                     5812(1)
DAT                                     5337(1)
1
EBCDIC codepage 37, CECP U.S.

Note that for this release, all NLS versions are supplied on the same media. However, printed books are supplied in a language determined by the NLS feature ordered.

Client Attachment Feature

                                        Feature
Description                             Number
 
MQSeries OS/390 V2.1
 
TAPE                                    6004
CST                                     6005
DAT                                     6085

Internet Gateway Feature

                                        Feature
Description                             Number
 
MQSeries OS/390 V2.1
 
TAPE                                    5790
CST                                     5791
DAT                                     5792

MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1 is available on a 6250 Magnetic Tape, a 3480 Cartridge, or a 4-mm DAT tape.

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.

Initial Shipments

                                             Feature
Description                                  Number
 
Serial Number Only                           3444
  (suppresses shipment of
  media and documentation)
Ship Media Only                              3470
  (suppresses initial
  shipment of documentation)
Ship Documentation Only                      3471
  (suppresses initial
  shipment of media)

Update Shipments

                                             Feature
Description                                  Number
 
Ship Media Updates Only                      3480
  (suppresses update
  shipment of documentation)
Ship Documentation Only                      3481
  (suppresses update
  shipment of media)
Suppress Updates                             3482
  (suppresses update shipment of
  media and documentation)

Expedite Shipments

                                             Feature
Description                                  Number
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                    3445
  (for IBM use only)
Customer Expedite Process Charge             3446
  ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions (SMS) receives the order. SMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo, program directory, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
MQSeries for OS/390
  License Program Specification                   GC34-5377
  System Management Guide                         SC34-5374
  Problem Determination Guide                     GC34-5376
  Messages and Codes                              GC34-5375
MQSeries
  Application Programming Reference               SC33-1673
  Planning Guide                                  GC33-1349
  Application Programming Guide                   SC33-0807
  Application Programming Reference               SX33-6095
    Summary
  Intercommunication                              SC33-1872
  Command Reference                               SC33-1369
  Programmable System Management                  SC33-1482
  Clients                                         GC33-1632
  Using C++                                       SC33-1877
  Queue Manager Clusters                          SC34-5349
Program Directory                                 GI10-2501
Simplicity Package                                GC34-5495

The following optional publication will be available after product availability:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
Transaction Processing and Data CD-ROM                 SK2T-0730

One copy of this CD-ROM is available free of charge (feature number 7012).

Availability is not directly linked to product availability.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: MQSeries for OS/390 manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form. All unlicensed manuals are included. The displayable manuals are shipped on the Transaction Processing and Data CD-ROM (SK2T-0730). One copy is available for no additional charge.

These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager® READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and Conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Source File Publications: Not available

Licensed Documentation: There is no licensed documentation for MQSeries for OS/390 V2.1.

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.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM Customer Agreement

Variable Charges Apply: No

Single Version Charging Applies: Yes.

Measured Usage License Charge (MULC) Applies: Yes

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Applies: No

Installation License or Location License Applies: No

Usage Restriction Applies: No

Educational Allowance: Yes, to qualified education customers

Volume Discount: Not applicable

Version-To-Version Upgrade Credits Apply: Yes

                                                         Single
                                                        Version
                         Replacement                    Charging
Replaced Programs        Programs                       Applies
 
MQSeries for             MQSeries for                      No
MVS/ESA                    OS/390 V2.1
(5695-137)                 (5655-A95)

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: Some
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: Some
  • Object Code Only (OCO): None

Testing Period: Two months (Basic License only)

Program Services

  • Support Center applies:
    • Yes
    • Access is available through the IBM Support Center
  • Available until discontinued: Six months written notice
  • APAR Mailing Address: Raleigh, NC

Support Line: S/390

Charges

The charges 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.

                                             Feature
                                             Number         OTC
 
Program Number 5655-A95
 
Entry System License Charge                  1230           $4,590
  Feature

Client Attachment Use Authorization Feature

Client                                       Basic MLC
Attachment                                 Feature Number   MLC
 
50 clients                                      1231        $249

                                 MSU
Description                    Capacity                     MLC
 
PSLC Base, 1 MSU                  1                         $  648
PSLC Base, 2 MSUs                 2                          1,095
PSLC Base, 3 MSUs                 3                          1,726
PSLC Level A, 1 MSU            4 to 45                          79
PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs                                        3,318
PSLC Level B, 1 MSU           46 to 174                         39
PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs                                          390
PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs                                        1,950
 
Description                                                 MLC
 
PSLC Level C, 1 MSU                                         $   29
PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs                                          290
PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs                                        1,450
 
0 to 0.25 MSU Base                                           1,595
0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base                                         1,715
0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base                                         1,840
Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs)                                 335
Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs)                                135
Level C Chg/MSU (above 44 MSUs)                                101
N/C ID Feature                                                   0

Call Now to Order

To order, contact the IBM North America Sales Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

IBM North America Sales Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM North America Sales Centers
            Dept. LE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 Reference: LE001

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

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
IMS, MVS, MVS/ESA, and SupportPac are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
MQSeries, Open Blueprint, OS/390, RACF, OpenEdition, VTAM, CICS, Parallel Sysplex, S/390, and BookManager are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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