June 15, 1999
IBM MQSeries Integrator for AS/400 and New Refresh Release
At a Glance
All MQSeries Integrator products on distributed platforms are refreshed at the new V1.1 level offering for improved serviceability and GUI.
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The MQSeries® family adds a key platform for MQSeries Integrator business integration the AS/400® with DB2® database.
MQSeries Integrator is a powerful message-brokering software that uses MQSeries for transporting messages in real time. It simplifies the complexity of connections between applications by establishing a hub:
Coincident with this announcement, a new release level (V1.1) for existing distributed platforms is available, offering improved GUI and usability for working with rules and formats.
IBM's open, scalable, industrial-strength messaging and information infrastructure enables enterprises and their partners to integrate business processes to form an efficient enterprise- or community-wide system.
Different hardware and software platforms can behave as if they were designed to work together. You are no longer constrained by platform incompatibility.
Your business operation can be captured and turned into intelligent rules that:
Your business process flows can be defined, visualized, modified, and automated to yield significant quality and productivity improvements.
MQSeries is a key technology for IBM e-business and for transporting workflow data. It is the key technology for IBM business integration.
For a family overview, refer to Software Announcement 299-147 , dated June 15, 1999.
AS/400 Advanced Series processors running OS/400® V4R3, or later
Planned Availability Date
MQSeries Integrator is powerful message-brokering software that provides real-time, intelligent rules-based message routing, and content transformation and formatting. It seamlessly integrates applications, databases, and networks.
The AS/400 platform joins the other key platforms on which MQSeries Integrator is available. The refresh level of product at V1.1 is consistent across the MQSeries Integrator offerings on all distributed platforms and is available consecutive with this announcement for those platforms. Usability, serviceability, and GUI improvements help you:
Messages pass through a central connection point the hub that acts as the core for holding enterprise intelligence. It is designed to handle any volume of traffic, no matter how heavy or complex. It maintains two types of knowledge:
The knowledge of each application is stored just once in the hub and, while intelligent routing (see below) decides where each message is to go, it is translated into the appropriate format. Supplied with the information definition of each application, the transformation engine can supply data in the right format to any receiving application, without sending application being modified.
Intelligent routing encapsulates business knowledge of how information should be distributed between message-sending and receiving applications throughout the enterprise. This knowledge is stored in the hub as a set of rules, that are applied to each message that passes through the hub. Messages are distributed according to criteria applied to the values of fields within the message.
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
MQSeries technology is available to qualified OEM for product integration via the IBM OEMs organization. Prospective OEMs can discuss details of the arrangement by contacting the IBM OEM Worldwide Software Sales team at email@example.com.
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.
Industry trends and business drivers, such as e-business and supply chain integration, drive the need to link and extend existing and new business systems rapidly.
The MQSeries Message Broker strategy and product family represents the IBM response to this market need.
MQSeries Integrator, a part of this initiative, addresses business and application integration through the management of information flow with:
System connectivity is typically enhanced into application integration by developers who write code to capture, evaluate, translate, and reformat data from source applications to a format understood by destination applications.
The MQSeries Integrator V1 toolkit alleviates the burden of creating mutual understanding between source and receiving applications. Additionally, the rules engine can test the content of messages and modify flow including rerouting, create additional messages, or similar business automation activities.
Refer to Software Announcement 299-147 , dated June 15, 1999.
The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements described in this announcement.
Details of the education support will be provided by December 10, 1999, through separate education announcement.
Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are available.
For MQSeries® courses, access:
The following books are shipped in hardcopy with the product:
Order Program Name Number MQSeries Integrator Installation Guide GC34-5503 and Configuration Guide MQSeries for AS/400(R), V4.2.1 Installation GC34-5646 Instructions
PDF files will be available from the Web by December 10, 1999.
Hardcopy books can be ordered from country program libraries after December 10, 1999. To order, contact your IBM representative.
Additional hardcopy documentation can be ordered separately for a fee.
The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable material.
These displayable manuals are available in PDF format, and some are also available in HTML format.
Specified Operating Environment
The price model is linked to the processor group machine or node on which the MQSeries Integrator programs will run, as shown in the list GC34-5519. The MQSeries Integrator Capacity Unit is the charge unit associated with MQSeries Integrator use on a particular machine. The machines relate to a required number of MQSeries Integrator Capacity Units. Additional capacity units are required as you move to larger systems, or add new systems to accommodate your business use of MQSeries Integrator. A similar price model is used on the base MQSeries products.
Transferability: MQSeries Integrator generic capacity units are intended to be transferable across MQSeries Integrator platforms that appear in the same MQSeries Integrator Transfer Group. The MQSeries Integrator Transfer Group will generally, but not exclusively, define MQSeries Integrator products at a consistent version and release level.
The capacity units are not transferable between products in different MQSeries Integrator Transfer Groups or with products in the base MQSeries Transfer Groups.
The following groups show the current MQSeries Integrator Transfer Groups and the platforms, within group, eligible for generic capacity unit transferability. The version.release levels shown refer to MQSeries Integrator.
Currently there is just one single Transfer Group for MQSeries Integrator products at Version 1.
Customers must identify the machine on which they will install the MQSeries Integrator products, and purchase the required number of capacity units with their program package order.
Problem determination (PD) is a customer responsibility. PD is an assessment of whether a problem is caused by hardware or software. PD is complete only when the cause of the problem is identified. This assessment includes examination of available symptoms using the PD procedures documented in the product.
Problem source identification (PSI) is a customer responsibility. PSI begins when software is determined to be the source of the problem. PSI includes tracing the source of the program to a host system control program (SCP), an application program, or another source. Assisting the customer with PSI is an IBM service and support responsibility.
Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by SupportLine. This fee service can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. SupportLine helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.
Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
Installation Services: The IBM Installation Services for MQSeries Integrator provides customers with planning and installation services for the MQSeries Integrator software to ensure that your MQSeries Integrator environment is quickly up and running. A Services specialist will work with your technical and programming staff to accelerate implementation of the MQSeries Integrator software into your business environment focusing on:
SmoothStart Services: SmoothStart Service for MQSeries provides customers with planning and installation services for MQSeries Solutions to ensure that their MQSeries environment is quickly up and running. An IBM specialist spends a week, or longer, depending on customer requirements, working with the customers technical and programming staff to increase productivity and accelerate implementation of MQSeries licensed software in the customer business environment.
Planning Services for MQSeries Solutions: IBM Planning Services for MQSeries Solutions is a customizable service designed to help you with a plan to implement an MQSeries Solution within your organization. With this service, you can customize how the plan is created; we can create the plan for you by collecting the necessary business requirements and infrastructure information, or we can work with your staff to create the MQSeries plan. In addition, IBM Planning Services for MQSeries Solutions offers you assistance in designing your system network architecture, developing deployment and application migration plans, and recovery planning of MQSeries objects and data.
Design Services for MQSeries Applications: IBM Design Services for MQSeries Applications helps you produce high and low-level designs for your MQSeries applications including assistance in modifying or writing applications to take full advantage of your MQSeries environment. This offering is customizable and may include assistance in evaluating your test plans and making sure your applications perform effectively.
For additional information on these offerings and IBM's service capabilities, contact a Global Services representative or refer to:
For additional information related to new enhanced Support Line and associated services, refer to Services Announcement 699-026 , dated June 15, 1999.
The package also contains:
Security, Auditability, and Control
MQSeries uses the security and auditability features of the workstation operating system.
In addition, MQSeries implements a level of security including access control of queues and authorization identification between message queue managers.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
MQSeries Integrator Generic Capacity Units
Program Feature Part Program Name Number Number Number MQSeries Integrator 5807-AAR 1290 04L1905 Capacity Unit 1 Pack
Program Feature Part Program Name Number Number Number Program Package 5801-AAR 6002 0764248 (includes two MQSeries Integrator Capacity Units) Media Pack BD84RIE Documentation Pack BD84QIE
Optional Features and Optional Service
Optional templates available for use with MQSeries Integrator products were previously announced in Software Announcement 298-136 , dated May 19, 1998.
Terms and Conditions
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.
Part Program Name Number OTC* Program Package 0764248 $110,000 (includes two MQSeries Integrator Capacity Units) MQSeries Integrator 04L1905 55,000 Capacity Unit 1 Pack
Note: For Passport Advantage ordering information and charges, contact your Lotus® representative or authorized Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage URL:
Variable Charges: The applicable processor based OTC will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed above, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.
Customer Financing: Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners to assist them in acquiring IT Solutions. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local Global Financing organization. Country contacts are on the Web at:
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.