June 15, 1999
IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 Adds Support for e-business and New Platforms
(Corrected on August 20, 1999)
At a Glance
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With IBM MQSeries® Workflow Version 3.2, you can implement workflow to manage all types of business processes and to achieve business integration. Organizations that have already introduced workflow, report the following benefits: improved quality, reduced cycle time, improved productivity, faster reaction on customer requests, increased efficiency.
New in Version 3.2:
IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 now supports workflow APIs in Java for seamless support of e-business. This support enables customers and Business Partners to create platform independent programs that interact with MQSeries Workflow.
In addition, MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 also allows external partners to become part of the workflow. You may initiate workflow processes from the Internet and suppliers may participate on specific parts of the overall workflow process. Thus MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 advances workflow to a new, e-business level.
Support for New Platforms
This new release adds two new server platforms, HP-UX running on HP 9000 and Sun Solaris running on Sun SPARC processors.
In addition, on the AIX® server platform, this new release supports high availability operation and exploitation of SMP and SP2® configurations.
Enhanced Scalability/Flexibility with 3-tier Structure
Now you can separate workflow database and workflow servers and run them on different machines. This provides you with improved performance, enhanced scalability, and enhanced flexibility.
MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 also provides for a Process Monitor that graphically displays work status and activities, for multiuser modeling with the Buildtime environment, and for tighter interoperability between the MQSeries family members.
IBM delivers MQSeries Workflow in two different offerings:
Choice of Partner Software Available
IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 operates on:
Planned Availability Dates
How Workflow Paves the Way to e-business
Most organizations are embracing the Internet to engage in new business opportunities and to provide their customers with unparalleled service. However, opening a simple, static Web site will not fulfil the high expectations of clients and Business Partners interested in conducting end-to-end business transactions via the Internet. Whether it is defined as e-commerce, Web marketplace, or e-business, an organization that wants to engage with her customers in this new environment needs to pay close attention to the business processes and the implementation of these business processes within the organization. It will no longer be acceptable that a credit card approval, claims handling, product or service order process takes days or weeks to complete. Workflow systems, especially IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2, have demonstrated their ability to reduce cycle times and enable organizations to significantly increase their processing volumes without additional resources. IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 now paves the way to apply these proven benefits to the fast-paced world of e-business, where managing and automating business processes tightly integrated with existing business applications becomes a necessity.
In comparison to the traditional expectations set in most business transactions today, e-business is confronted with more ambitious requirements:
All of these items require a new approach to the implementation of the organization's business processes, infrastructure and automation systems. To handle unexpected demand for a successful product or service, the automation systems need to provide a flexible, robust and highly scalable environment. The demand for short transaction times drives the need to link existing business applications together in a business process and manage the execution of these processes. An organization might consider implementing standard business processes in an automated fashion and to distribute unique transaction requests and exceptions for human processing. The workflow system needs to be able to manage fully automated processes, where existing and new business applications are linked together, as well as processes with manual intervention.
IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 provides all the functions necessary to implement and manage traditional and e-business processes. Regardless of the e-business environment chosen, the business processes to be automated need to be defined in a process model. This process model combines process steps, processing instructions, processing data, people and application resources, as well as the relationships between these entities. There are different forms to represent and document such process models, important members of the industry and IBM use Flow Definition Language (FDL).
IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 includes the Buildtime environment to generate a process model in FDL that is then loaded into the DB2® UDB runtime database. Through the use of MQSeries, MQSeries Integrator, Java and traditional API programming, it is possible to easily integrate existing and new applications into the workflow environment. As each step of the process is executed in the workflow system, work is dispatched to the appropriate resource. This resource can be a end user who is using one or more application system to process the work, or a fully automated access to application systems that perform the required function in the process. However, it is important to note that IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 connects the application and human resources between the process steps by transporting the relevant data from step to step and invoking the right application.
IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 can include resources on the Internet or an intranet through the use of its Java/CORBA interfaces. These interfaces can be deployed as a distributed Java model (applets) or by providing an ultra-thin client that renders HTML using servlet technology. As each process is executed, its status data is written to the audit trail table in the runtime database. The audit trail data provides the basis for monitoring the workflow system and providing real-time status about each running process. Implementing IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 on top of MQSeries, the market-leading messaging product, and on DB2 Universal Database®, the proven database, provides a robust workflow environment.
In summary, the technology of IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 allows organizations to speed up their activities by applying an infrastructure that is optimized with process engineering methodology. In addition, instead of adapting applications towards new requirements, it serves as a faster, more pragmatic approach to integrate existing applications for reuse with newly written applications, therefore, building an integrated IT infrastructure incorporating in-house computer resources and the Internet. IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 is a vital tool to create an organizational environment that is ready for e-business.
New in Version 3.2.0 (Available June 30, 1999)
Supports Java APIs: In addition to C or C++, the application programming interfaces (API) now support Java. This enables customers and Business Partners to connect Java-based applications and their users to MQSeries Workflow servers, to start processes, and act upon assigned work activities. Programmers can now use the same programming language to develop applications for the Internet and for workflow solutions.
The new Java APIs enable customers and Business Partners to create platform independent programs that interact with MQSeries Workflow. On the workstations only, the exploitation of CORBA technology allows you to imbed workflow within a CORBA infrastructure thus further enhancing workload balancing and scalability of the overall system by using the features of the Object Request Broker (ORB).
To provide servlets and Java server pages, you can use the Java APIs together with IBM Websphere, so IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 customers have efficient means for the interaction of employees, customers, partners, and suppliers. In this scenario the end users just work with a thin client (Web browser) and are connected to the Web server via intranet or Internet.
e-business at work: IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 also allows external partners to become part of the workflow. Customers may initiate workflow processes from the Internet and suppliers may participate on specific parts of the overall workflow process. Thus, IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 advances workflow to a new, "e-business" level.
Supports 3-Tier Structure: IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 now allows you to implement a middle tier consisting of virtually any number of runtime servers that all connect to one single, centrally administered DB2 UDB database server on a separate tier (database tier). All these MQSeries Workflow runtime servers together with their associated database server comprise a "System Group" which can be geographically distributed. A System Group must be homogeneous that is runtime servers and database servers must run the same operating system.
With these three tiers, you receive enhanced flexibility in scaling and balancing workload.
Supports New Platforms: This new release adds two new operating systems, HP-UX running on HP 9000 and Sun Solaris running on Sun SPARC processors. These are available in the workstations program. The server's processor or machine capacity determines the number of capacity units necessary for charging.
The client level now also supports Windows 98.
Process Monitor GUI: This graphical user interface, which operates on Windows NT or Windows 98/95, displays status information graphically in a view similar to Buildtime. Various status icons symbolize process instances, activity states, and the assignment of work to people so they can track their processes. It allows you to view:
Buildtime: Buildtime offers multi-user support, that allows you to model and operate, to print and access the database in a network of several personal computers. Performance has been improved, and the Diagram Editor supports the clipboard and new print functions.
Improves Installation and Configuration: Because program installation has been separated from configuration, usability has increased significantly. Documentation has been restructured to give you instructions by platform. Configuration panels on the Windows and OS/2 platform, or a configuration utility on the UNIX® platforms allow you a more convenient selection of options and setup. Error recovery has been improved. Conditions of errors can be detected and handled easier.
Supports HACMP: In an AIX environment only, you can run MQSeries Workflow under high availability conditions to provide for maximum uptime. Different scenarios of availability are possible depending on the hardware and implementation efforts. With High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing (HACMP), a failure may typically cause a delay of a few minutes only for recovery and you continue at your last transaction.
MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 has been enabled for HACMP. You need to define, install, and configure their high availability environment on an individual basis according to their specific needs. IBM provides sample scripts to adapt your whole operating environment in order to behave in a totally controlled manner.
IBM and Business Partners offer services to implement MQSeries Workflow solutions in a high availability environment.
For customers who use FlowMark Version 2.3 or MQSeries Workflow Version 3.1 in production and want to migrate to this new MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2, IBM and Business Partners offer upgrade services for a fee.
By making the following available, IBM has successfully met our commitments as announced under the Statement of Direction in Software Announcement 298-270 , dated July 28, 1998.
New in Version 3.2.1
Supports XML and Family Interoperability (Available September 30, 1999): As a new, upcoming, universal standard for the exchange of documents and messages, MQSeries Workflow uses XML (eXtensible Markup Language) to implement a new interface that relies on messages. It adds the capability to exchange messages among the members of the MQSeries product family and related applications.
This new release improves the integration among the MQSeries product family in providing two interfaces:
A message in XML syntax allows you to address any application listening on an MQSeries queue, both synchronously (application has to return a completion message) and asynchronously ("fire and forget"). The queue can be input to MQSeries Integrator (facilitating message transformation) or any other MQSeries application. Thus, XML serves as a means for external program integration and "family interoperability".
Integrates S/390® Systems: Based on the workstation development, IBM ports and makes available IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2.1 functionality on the OS/390 platform (Version 3.2.0 is not ported to OS/390).
As a native MQSeries Workflow implementation on OS/390, it exploits OS/390 features such as high availability, scalability, automatic workload balancing, transaction update integrity, and security through genuine OS/390 functions like workload manager (WLM), resource recovery support (RRS), and RACF®. With its "Program Execution Server" (PES), MQSeries Workflow offers plug-in support for existing business critical CICS® and IMS transactions.
New in this Version 3.2.1 available on December 10, 1999, IBM provides APIs in C++ and Java, XML and family interoperability, and support of 3-tier structure. Now, you can separate database and runtime servers and connect them in an S/390 Sysplex which makes up a System Group of homogeneous systems.
IBM MQSeries Workflow for OS/390 Version 3.2.1 includes a complete program package of MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2.1 the workstations offering to provide you with licenses of Buildtime and one Registered User. However, prerequisite software specific for the OS/390 environment, must be ordered and payed separately.
Charges, terms, and conditions remain the same as announced in Software Announcement 299-008 , dated January 26, 1999.
.-------------+------+---+-----+-------+----+-------+-------. | |OS/390|AIX|HP-UX|Solaris|OS/2|Windows|Windows| | | | | |+SPARC | |NT |98/95 | |-------------+------+---+-----+-------+----+-------+-------| |Buildtime | | | | | |x |x | |-------------+------+---+-----+-------+----+-------+-------| |Runtime |x |x |x |x |x |x | | | Server | | | | | | | | |-------------+------+---+-----+-------+----+-------+-------| |Prog. Exec. |x | | | | | | | | Server | | | | | | | | |-------------+------+---+-----+-------+----+-------+-------| |Prog. Exec. | |x |x |x |x |x |x | | Agent | | | | | | | | |-------------+------+---+-----+-------+----+-------+-------| |Client GUI | | | | | |x |x | |-------------+------+---+-----+-------+----+-------+-------| |Client API |x |x |x |x |x |x |x | |-------------+------+---+-----+-------+----+-------+-------| |Admin Utility| |x |x |x |x |x |x | |-------------+------+---+-----+-------+----+-------+-------| |Lotus | | | | |x |x |x | | Notes(R) GUI| | | | | | | | |-------------+------+---+-----+-------+----+-------+-------| |Lotus Notes | | | | |x |x |x | | API | | | | | | | | '-------------+------+---+-----+-------+----+-------+-------'
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IBM MQSeries Family of Products for Business Integration
On May 5, 1998, IBM has announced Business Integration that consists of three modular offerings under the MQSeries brand which can be used together in any combination modular or separately:
MQSeries Integrator intercepts MQ messages, transforming and routing the message contents based on information stored in a rules database.
Because an MQSeries message serves as the overall connection for communication among applications and the MQSeries family members, an appropriate customer application can interact with an MQSeries Workflow process:
The MQSeries message interface also facilitates the intercommunication among all platforms where MQSeries Version 5 is supported.
MQSeries Integrator can also be used in both scenarios as described above, in conjunction with MQSeries Workflow:
The definition of standards for workflow management systems is driven by the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC). This is a group of companies whose aim is to develop specifications that allow different workflow management products to interoperate with each other. In addition, the WfMC supports related workflow specifications with appropriate standard bodies, such as OMG, as a base for wider deployment of workflow interfaces in the context of object-oriented and Internet-based development efforts. For more information visit Web sites:
MQSeries Workflow is designed according to the WfMC reference model. The referring APIs are available, based on this modular architecture.
On April 13, 1999, Lotus announced the acquisition of ONEstone Holding, Inc. and its workflow software technologies to enhance the ability of Lotus' customers to develop productivity-boosting workflow applications. ONEstone's primary product is Prozessware, a workflow management system that provides businesses with the means to change from paper-based processes to electronically controlled workflow.
Lotus plans, with the help of the development teams at both companies, to offer workflow software that extends Domino object services and design tools and makes it possible for customers and Business Partners to implement solutions that make organizations more responsive, productive, innovative and competent. This was in response to Lotus customer needs who are looking for ways to enhance their ability to develop and manage applications that contain workflow functions, and they want this capability to be an extension of their existing Domino infrastructure.
Both, ONEstone's Prozessware and IBM MQSeries Workflow are offerings that help customers to model and automate business processes.
While ONEstone's product is more document intensive, MQSeries Workflow is more transaction intensive and focuses more on integrating heterogeneous systems.
Document Management and IBM Enterprise Document Management Suite
Document routing is a key function associated with document management. Many workflow integration projects involve the integration of at least one document management system, such as IBM ImagePlus® VisualInfo, via workflow process models into the overall business solution.
Document management products, such as IBM ImagePlus VisualInfo, limit their built-in, internal workflow to document routing functions, such as assigning documents to work baskets. MQSeries Workflow can be used together with ImagePlus VisualInfo to gain more document processing capabilities such as automating the workflow of viewing and annotating documents, check in, check out, and e-mail notifications.
IBM EDMSuite is a portfolio of Web-enabled products that include imaging, workflow, COLD (computer output to laser disk) archiving, collaborative document management, and Internet connection components. MQSeries Workflow has the flexibility to tie these products together in an automated workflow.
The IBM EDMSuite strategy opens the door to the wealth of digital documents stored in systems across your organization by leveraging the power of network computing. This information can give you a complete picture of customer relationships, integrate project information from across your organization, or provide immediate access to the wide range of information needed to be agile in a competitive environment. Access is provided through familiar Web browsers, Lotus Notes clients, and sophisticated production clients.
For more details, visit:
Business Partners as well as complementary products are emerging around MQSeries® Workflow. The following lists some of the choices. BOC Ltd. offers the Business Process Management Tool ADONIS to model business work flows. It was specifically developed to meet the business modeling needs of service organizations. It includes the components Information Acquisition, Modeling, Analysis, Simulation, Evaluation, Import/Export, Transformation, Document Generation, and Process Costing.
Closely integrated with MQSeries Workflow, ADONIS provides a method library featuring LOVEM (Line of Visibility Enterprise Modeling), the people-oriented design methodology propagated by IBM, among other methods. In addition ADONIS offers functionality for analyzing MQSeries Workflow audit trails. ADONIS is available for Windows 95/98/NT and OS/2® Warp. It supports a number of relational databases including DB2® UDB. It is available in various languages including English, German, and Spanish.
BOC headquartered in Vienna, Austria, with international sales offices in all major geographies. BOC markets ADONIS worldwide and also provides a wide range of consulting services for the different applications of ADONIS. For more information, visit the following Web site:
or contact this e-mail address:
Holosofx was founded in 1989 and has its headquarter in EL Segundo, California, USA; selling via worldwide resellers.
For more information, visit the following Web site:
M&M Systemberatung GmbH is headquartered in Boeblingen, Germany. For more information, visit Web site:
or send an e-mail to:
JMAC has its headquarter in Neshanic Station, New Jersey, USA. For more information, visit the following Web site:
or contact e-mail:
MQSoftware, Inc. headquartered in Minnesota, Minneapolis/U.S.A, with international sales offices in all major geographies, provides software, consulting, implementation, installation, and training solutions for the IBM MQSeries middleware brand family. For more information, visit the following Web site:
SerCon is a leading German IT services company with about 1.600 employees with office locations in all major German business centers. SYSCOM provides system integration services for Document Management and Workflow Solutions, supported platforms are Windows NT®/95, OS/2, AS/400®, S/390®, AIX®, and other Unix based operating systems.
SYSCOM offers business process reengineering, project management, modeling, installation for MQSeries Workflow, development and integration with MQSeries, DB2, and customer applications; special skills and experiences in finance, telecommunications, health, manufacturing, and training management.
SYSCOM, Inc. is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland USA, for more information, visit the following Web site:
or send an e-mail to Mrs. Vickie Wysokinski,
Services Support and Solutions Offerings
IBM is committed to working with industry vendors to define interfaces for higher-value functions, APIs, tools, and management functions for Business Integration. IBM will also provide partnering opportunities for Solution Providers and System Integrators (SIs). For example, IBM will work with these partners to make available complementary solutions, applications, tools, and system management and monitoring offerings. The Software Solutions Development Laboratory, Boeblingen, Germany is already working with partners to create and deliver solutions based on IBM MQSeries Workflow.
System Integrators will be able to assist customers with their implementation and integration.
IBM makes available, for a fee, this new category of add-on programs sourced worldwide by IBM software engineers active in support of the field.
For detailed information about SupportPacs, visit the following Web site:
Workflow Competency Center Services
These centers provide you additional, customizable offerings for a fee:
Generic API Test and Prototyping Tools: Test and tune MQSeries Workflow applications, and evaluate their behavior. When writing application programs for APIs in C, Java, ActiveX, and VisualBasic, these tools provide instant feedback, and help developers in testing and training. The prototyping facility allows for rapid definition of API scenarios, load simulation on servers and clients, and easy performance measurements. These tools are available only as part of the development services.
Proof of Concept: Serves as a commitment between new customers or prospects and IBM to support a statement of work. In most cases it includes a proposal to implement a workflow solution that solves the customer's business needs. The typical duration will range from 2-4 weeks. The customer and IBM will jointly define the requirements. Both sides provide the resources to ensure success. If the customer regards the concept successful, the customer agrees to compensate IBM and the solution will be implemented; if not, the customer has no obligation to pay.
The services provide:
IBM Learning Services, selected Business Partners and authorized Training Partners offer public, scheduled classes comprising of basic concepts and hands-on training about all aspects of MQSeries Workflow. A modular curriculum features modeling, installation, administration, API programming for different categories (container APIs, worklist handler APIs), and languages (ActiveX, Java).
Ask your IBM representative or Business Partner for details and enrollment. Visit these Web sites for information:
To focus your individual education needs, customized classes can be arranged, send your request to:
The following publications (in U.S. English) are the genuine MQSeries Workflow documentation that is included in the workstations program package SBCS (part number 22L4429), in the S/390 program package (5655-A96), and in the Passport Advantage Documentation Package (part number 0772168). The hardcopy publications can also be ordered separately after June 30, 1999:
IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2: Form Part Number Number Title GH12-6285 22L4280 Concepts and Architecture (introduction) SH12-6286 22L4281 Getting Started with Buildtime SH12-6287 22L4282 Getting Started with Runtime SH12-6288 22L4283 Installation Guide SH12-6289 22L4284 Administration Guide SH12-6291 22L4285 Programming Guide GH12-6357 CT8BCML List of Workstation Server Processor Groups
OS/390® Program 5655-A96
Publication will be updated to reflect the enhancements made for Version 3 Release 2.
IBM MQSeries Workflow for OS/390 Version 3.2: Form Number Title GI10-0483 Program Directory SC33-7030 Customization and Administration SC33-7031 Programming SC33-7032 Messages and Codes
Displayable Softcopy Publications: These publications are part of the basic machine-readable material and can be displayed with an HTML browser or with Adobe Acrobat Reader, respectively. The publications are stored as HTML and PDF files on a CD-ROM dedicated to softcopy documentation, which is shipped together with the program CD-ROM. As the national language versions become available, this CD-ROM is refreshed accordingly.
The files can also be used with an HTML browser or with an Adobe Acrobat Reader, respectively, to create unmodified printed copies of these manuals. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
Specified Operating Environment
**** DB2 UDB **** *** JetEngine *** Operating Main Hard Main Hard Environment Memory Disk Memory Disk Windows 98/95 64 MB 1 GB 48 MB 700 MB Windows NT 96 MB 1 GB 64 MB 700 MB
Note: Make sure you have sufficient swap space.
Operating Main Hard Environment Memory Disk RS/6000 256 MB 2 GB
Operating Main Hard Environment Memory Disk HP 9000 256 MB 4 GB
Operating Main Hard Environment Memory Disk Sun SPARC 256 MB 4 GB
Operating Main Hard Environment Memory Disk OS/2 Warp 128 MB 2 GB Server V4 OS/2 Warp V4 128 MB 2 GB
For test or demo purposes, an IBM ThinkPad® or portable personal computer is acceptable.
Operating Main Hard Environment Memory Disk Windows NT 128 MB 2 GB
* * * * Available at * * * * June 30, 1999 September 30, 1999 Operating System V3.2.0 V3.2.1 AIX 5.0 5.1 HP-UX 5.0 5.1 Solaris 5.1 5.1 OS/2 5.0 5.1 Windows NT 5.0 5.1 Windows 98/95 5.0 5.1
OS/390 Program 5655-A96
For the development of programs using the Workflow APIs and running on the OS/390 operating system, one of:
To use the non-transactional EXCI
To use the transactional EXCI (for safe applications)
To use the CPIC
Applications developed under FlowMark Version 2.3 can be recompiled and relinked as long as IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 supports the programming languages affected.
Limitations: To plan for optimum performance and capacity and for possible limitations, contact your IBM representative or Business Partner for a Solution Assurance review with a Workflow Competency Center expert.
Performance Considerations: The performance of IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 depends heavily on the usage characteristics of the process models and organization definitions, the average and maximum size of worklists, the capacity and utilization of the MQSeries Workflow and database server machines, the speed and memory size of the server and client machines, and the transmission speed and load of the communication channels.
To increase the number of users sharing the same processes, consider the use of multiple servers sharing the same database.
Communication Protocols: The components of MQSeries Workflow communicate with each other via IBM MQSeries Version 5 and/or IBM DB2 Universal Database Version 5. IBM MQSeries Version 5 supports the following protocols:
Ask IBM or Business Partners to obtain assistance with customizable services offerings.
Licensing and Pricing Definition: IBM MQSeries Workflow implements a scalable and versatile pricing structure to reflect runtime use on a wide range of server machines, as well as different end user involvement (for example an anonymous Internet user starting new processes, versus employees processing work items assigned to them).
As a client/server program, licensing and charging apply differently to the server and client level.
The program package includes two CU Authorizations; additional CU Authorizations must be purchased for the customer to be authorized to use MQSeries Workflow runtime servers or databases on processors or machines that represent a greater number of CUs.
MQSeries Workflow Workstation Server Processor Groups
.--------+----+-----------------------------------------------. | | CU*|Processors/Machines | |--------+----+-----------------------------------------------| | Entry | 2 | Uniprocessor machines | |--------+----+-----------------------------------------------| | | 4 | 2-way SMP machines, or | | | | 1-2 processors per box/node | | +----+-----------------------------------------------| | | 6 | 3-4 processors per box/node | | +----+-----------------------------------------------| |Midrange| 10 | 5-8 processors per box/node | | +----+-----------------------------------------------| | | 14 | 9-16 processors per box/node | | +----+-----------------------------------------------| | | 16 | 17-24 processors per box/node | |--------+----+-----------------------------------------------| |High End| 30 | >24 processors per box/node | '--------+----+-----------------------------------------------'
A CU has no direct relationship to machine capability; it is a charging-authorization term only. Additional CUs are required as you increase the number of processors. This list is not exhaustive and does not attempt to cover the many processors or machines currently available. Many of the machines listed will have fewer processors than their maximum supportable. The CU authorizations will need to be updated as new CPUs are added to existing machines.
While the number of Registered Users covers the number of defined people who can work with work items assigned by an MQSeries Workflow server, the number of all server CUs covers all other tasks that users can perform, such as process start, program execution, checking the status of a process, or checking if MQSeries Workflow starts completely automated processes. In these cases, Registered Users are not applicable because the actual number of people may be unknown (for example, everybody on the Internet or intranet might be a potential user) or zero (in the case of fully automated workflows).
Before you can install IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2, you must install MQSeries Version 5 and DB2 Universal Database Version 5. The program code for both is available from the MQSeries Workflow program package. To prepare for their smooth installation, you should have handy the installation instructions or the latest release of the installation manuals in respect to the intended platform.
Program Package on Workstations: Whereas IBM MQSeries Version 5 offers multiple program packages, MQSeries Workflow consists of only one program package that supports all enabled platforms. IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 is available as one family program package, containing all product components for all supported operating environments. It includes:
Security, Auditability, and Control
The security and auditability features are:
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
OS/390 Program 5655-A96
New Customers: Orders for new licenses of Version 3 Release 2 will be accepted now. If the customer-requested arrival date is prior to availability of this new Release 2, Release 1 will be shipped. Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
To order the workflow servers on OS/390, specify program number 5655-A96 and the appropriate PSLC feature number.
The appropriate number of clients must be ordered as Registered Users by part number under the workstations program (see below).
Existing Customers: Customers licensed for IBM MQSeries Workflow for OS/390 will receive the new release automatically. Charges, terms, and conditions remain unchanged as already announced under Version 3 Release 1.
To order, specify the program package part number and the appropriate number of capacity units and registered users concerning your runtime environment.
All charges are one-time charges. The program package carries a fixed price. In addition there are two variable charge units that apply to your runtime environment:
Two capacity units and one registered user that are purchased with the program package or Passport Advantage entitle you for a free number of Buildtime users.
The following options apply for a customer who is licensed for a previous release of IBM MQSeries Workflow (workstation program) or FlowMark:
IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2: Order Type Feature Part Number Number Number Program Name 5801-AAR 5790 22L4429 - Program Package (SBCS) 5807-AAR 1440 0780184 - 1 Capacity-Unit 5807-AAR 1441 0780185 - 1 Registered User
Program Number Program Name 5655-A96 IBM MQSeries Workflow for OS/390 Version 3.2.1
Passport Advantage Subscription
Migration Rules: A customer who has acquired Software Advantage Upgrade Protection for FlowMark Version 2.3 servers (part number 50H0783) and a number of Registered Users (part number 77H8301) is entitled to receive new server authorizations according to the number of installed FlowMark V2.3 servers and new Registered User authorizations acquired. For an entitled customer, these rules apply:
Note: "Ceiling" represents a mathematical function returning the next higher whole integer number.
Program Package: Customers who have previously acquired Software Advantage Upgrade Protection, and have not migrated to the Passport Advantage Offering as shown in the table below, will automatically receive their program upgrade package shortly after general availability.
Software Advantage Upgrade Protection Entitlement MQSeries Workflow Program Name/ FlowMark Media Package Description Part Numbers Part Number IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 IBM MQSeries Workflow D182SML 35L4331 Version 3.1 FlowMark for AIX OTC 33H6991 35L4331 FlowMark for OS/2 OTC 33H6992 35L4331 FlowMark for AIX QPC 33H7178 35L4331 FlowMark for OS/2 QPC 33H7179 35L4331 FlowMark servers OTC 50H0783 35L4331 FlowMark servers QPC 50H0784 35L4331 FlowMark clients OTC 77H8301 35L4331 FlowMark clients QPC 77H8302 35L4331
Terms and Conditions
Central services for IBM MQSeries Workflow for OS/390 Version 3.2 will be available until discontinued by IBM upon six months written notice.
Restricted Usage of MQSeries Version 5: IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 contains a copy of IBM MQSeries Version 5 which you are only authorized to use in association with your licensed use of the MQSeries Workflow, to provide messaging for MQSeries Workflow. Any other use, specifically with custom messaging applications, is not permitted without a full separate MQSeries license. You may transfer the copy of IBM MQSeries Version 5 included with MQSeries Workflow, but only:
Restricted Usage of DB2 Universal Database Version 5: IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2 contains IBM DB2 Universal Database Version 5. You may use this program only in association with your licensed use of MQSeries Workflow, to provide the database management system (DBMS) for MQSeries Workflow. Any other use, specifically with custom database applications, is not permitted without a full separate DB2 Universal Database license. You may transfer the copy of IBM DB2 Universal Database Version 5 included with MQSeries Workflow, but only:
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.
IBM MQSeries Workflow Version 3.2: Part One-Time Number Program Name Charge 22L4429 Program Package $15,200 U.S. English 0780184 1 Capacity Unit 7,000 with Certificate 0780185 1 Registered User 600 with Certificate
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.