IBM MQ for z/OS, V8.0 delivers increased utilization of System z capabilities, enhanced security, improved performance, and reduced administration

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP14-0222
April 22, 2014


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(Corrected on June 4, 2014)

Revisions were made to the "At a glance," "Description," "Program number," "Software requirements," "Compatibility," "Packaging," and "Terms and conditions" sections.

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IBM® MQ for z/OS®, V8.0 (MQ V8 for z/OS) offers a very comprehensive and robust universal messaging solution for z/OS. It delivers the enterprise messaging you need, how you need it.

The key features of IBM MQ V8 for z/OS can be grouped mainly into themes of exploitation of System z® capabilities, improved performance and scalability, enhanced security, increased connectivity, and updates to standards and currency.

Enhancements include:



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IBM MQ V8 for z/OS offers a very comprehensive and robust universal messaging solution for z/OS. It delivers the enterprise messaging you need, how you need it.

IBM MQ is a robust and secure messaging middleware offering, allowing applications, systems, services, and files to exchange data rapidly and reliably, across multiple different platforms.

For more than 20 years IBM has led the market in messaging middleware with more than 10,000 businesses across all geographies and industries able to rely on IBM MQ.

IBM MQ V8 for z/OS builds on the functions and capabilities that were added in previous releases of WebSphere® MQ for z/OS.

You can obtain the new and enhanced functions offered in IBM MQ V8 for z/OS by migrating directly to V8 from WebSphere MQ V7.0.1 for z/OS, or WebSphere MQ V7.1 for z/OS without migrating to an interim version or release.

The key features of IBM MQ V8 for z/OS can be grouped mainly into themes of exploitation of System z capabilities, improved performance and scalability, enhanced security, increased connectivity, and updates to standards and currency.



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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

For a comprehensive list of prerequisites, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/integration/wmq/


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June 13, 2014



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Description
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IBM MQ V8 for z/OS offers the most comprehensive and robust universal messaging solution for z/OS. It delivers the enterprise messaging you need, how you need it.

IBM MQ V8 for z/OS builds on the functions and capabilities that were added in previous releases of WebSphere MQ for z/OS.

The key features of IBM MQ V8 for z/OS can be grouped mainly into themes of exploitation of System z capabilities, improved performance and scalability, enhanced security, increased connectivity, and updates to standards and currency.

Exploitation of System z and z/OS capabilities

IBM MQ V8 for z/OS delivers the ability for the queue manager to exploit much larger quantities of storage to buffer access to private queues defined on pagesets. This will be of key interest in configurations and use cases that tend to build up large quantities of messages in queues, such as batch processing. Buffer pools may be defined in 64-bit storage, and additional buffer pools (maximum of 100) may be defined, allowing large numbers of messages to be cached in storage if required. These 64-bit buffer pools can use fixed pages to increase the performance of IBM MQ V8 for z/OS.

IBM MQ V8 for z/OS has made changes to widen the log Relative Byte Address. This change will avoid the need for users with large persistent message workloads to shut down the queue manager to allow the logs to be reset. This will allow increased uptime, and increase the overall productivity of the system.

The latest IBM zEnterprise® EC12 (zEC12) GA2 hardware and z/OS Version 2.1 enable IBM MQ for z/OS to have small MQ messages stored in Coupling Facility flash storage during a network or application outage. Combined with Shared Message Data Sets (SMDS) delivered in WebSphere MQ V7.1 for z/OS, Coupling Facility flash provides realistic storage for huge numbers of messages on shared queues.

Enhanced security

IBM MQ V8 for z/OS adds the ability to authenticate using an identity defined to the OS instance in which the MQ is running. This can be used in place of the existing MQ authentication mechanism. This new authentication feature will help reduce the administration of defining and removing users, especially across multiple systems.

An additional security enhancement in IBM MQ V8 for z/OS allows CHLAUTH definitions to use DNS (domain) host names instead of being forced to use IP addresses. Use of IP addresses continues to be best practice but users now have the choice of either approach, which can simplify matters when machines move IP addresses. This enhancement will enable the removal of user exits where these have been used to deliver this capability in the past.

Another security enhancement in IBM MQ V8 for z/OS is to enable more flexible security configuration of a queue manager. A queue manager can now have multiple certificates, each signed by a different certificate authority. This will now enable a single queue manager to communicate with different partners, each of whom uses a different certificate authority, simply by controlling this through channel definitions.

Additionally in IBM MQ V8.0 for z/OS updates have been made to security encryption support to add the SHA-2 cryptographic hash functions for increased security.

Enhancements to scalability

IBM MQ V8 for z/OS has made enhancements to how publish-subscribe can be deployed when using clustering. In this release it is now possible to assign roles to queue managers in a cluster to allow a subset of those queue managers in a cluster to act as a publish-subscribe hub within the cluster. This will assist in the propagation of publications which can then be sent to those "hubs" rather than propagating to all queue managers in the cluster, helping to avoid a high volume of messages flooding the cluster.

IBM MQ V8 for z/OS delivers a number of enhancements to performance that result in more efficient use of existing resources, which can help you meet the challenge of lowering the costs of your operation.

IBM MQ V8 for z/OS has been enhanced with read-ahead and write changes to deliver large increases in the data rates for data being moved across MQ by environments using IBM InfoSphere® Data Replication for low-latency replication of DB2® database systems to remote sites.

IBM MQ V8 also includes lock refinement and path length reduction in the logger. The performance and vertical scalability of MQ V8 is significantly better than in previous versions.

Updates to standards, currency, and administration

With the availability of IBM MQ V8 for z/OS, support has been added for JMS 2.0, including new messaging features and API changes. This enables businesses to move up to this new level of JMS as required.

IBM MQ V8 for z/OS also delivers enhancements to the mechanisms for measuring and monitoring use of key system resources. SMF is enhanced to allow the correlation of both MQ and CICS® statistics. Channel statistics also allow better monitoring and tuning of channel behavior.

Improved application isolation

A previous release of IBM MQ for z/OS included improved ability to scale for differing workload environments by the ability to configure multiple transmission queues in an IBM MQ clustered environment. This enables applications with different workloads and performance requirements to operate at their own rate without impacting other applications. With IBM MQ V8 for z/OS, this feature is now available for the first time for the z/OS offering.

Changes to client connectivity to IBM MQ for z/OS

In IBM MQ V8 for z/OS, there is a major change in the connection of MQ clients to IBM MQ for z/OS servers. The additional Client Attachment Feature required for WebSphere MQ V7 (5655-R36) is no longer required.

If you have WebSphere MQ V7.0.1 or V7.1.0 and do not have the Client Attachment Feature installed, you may connect MQ Clients by applying the PTFs in APAR PI13429 which enables client connections without installing the Client Attachment Feature.

For existing WebSphere MQ V7.0.1 and V7.1.0 deployments where the Client Attachment Feature is currently installed, the PTFs can be applied. However, effective June 1, 2014, the existing Client Attachment Feature will be free of charge, whether the PTFs are applied or not.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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The IBM MQ family offers a universal messaging backbone for connectivity between all types of applications and systems, including SOA deployments. It connects new and existing applications, as well as web services, with reliable messaging. IBM MQ provides the reliable and secure messaging needed as a transport layer to underpin an enterprise service bus (ESB). It delivers guaranteed, reliable messaging - as well other qualities of service - offering a choice in the class of delivery.

IBM MQ supports the latest industry-standard Java™ Message Service 2.0 (JMS 2.0) messaging. It enables simple, RESTful access from Web 2.0 to core back-end applications. IBM MQ integrates virtually any commercial IT system with support for multiple platform configurations. It integrates Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) applications, .NET applications, CICS, IMS™, DB2, and packaged applications.

IBM MQ can help organizations get more from their IT investments by offering a reliable and flexible integration backbone for exchanging messages between applications and web services.

IBM MQ delivers the messaging backbone that underpins and extends the IBM ESB portfolio. It supplies the transport layer that ESBs can build upon, augmenting the backbone with mediation, transformation, and routing services.

The IBM MQ family is complemented by skills, services, and offerings from more than 800 IBM Business Partners worldwide.

In addition, the IBM Tivoli® portfolio offers systems management for large-scale IBM MQ solutions. Tivoli OMEGAMON® XE for Messaging can help improve the availability and performance of IBM MQ solutions. It can identify common problems and automate corrective actions using predefined industry best-practice situations, while monitoring key IBM MQ metrics. It can also help improve management of service level agreements (SLAs) by monitoring availability and capacity using real-time and historical data analysis. Out-of-the box capabilities, such as auto-discovery and monitoring of complex IBM MQ environments, can improve IT staff productivity and reduce administration costs.

In addition, SupportPac product extensions offer additional function available as a download from the Internet. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/webspheremq


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SmoothStart/installation services

IBM SmoothStart services and installation services are not provided.



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Program                  Program
number         VRM       name
 
5655-W97       8.0       IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS

Previous program information

Previous program number and name: 5655-R36, IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

MQ for z/OS V8.0 runs on any IBM System z server that supports z/OS V1.13 with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, MQ for z/OS, the access methods, and the application programs.

Software requirements

The following products or equivalents at the specified minimum levels:

Databases

Virtualization

Connectivity

Other platform specifics

For shared queues

WebSphere MQ Telemetry server does not run on this platform.

The Program Directory shipped with the product contains the latest level of information, including APAR or PTF levels of supported products.

For information on software requirements, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/integration/wmq/
Compatibility

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V8.0 is upwardly compatible with programs written for:

WebSphere MQ platforms

WebSphere MQ supports multiple IBM and non-IBM platform configurations. Some platforms do not support all of the functions available in this product.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

It is not expected that further enhancements to the ISPF panels will be made. The ISPF Command Line in MQ Explorer will continue to be available.

Utility Removed:

The MIGMBBRK utility (CSQUMGMB on z/OS) was introduced in V7 to assist customers with migrating their publish-subscribe configuration from WebSphere Message Broker (WMB) V6 and V6.1 into the base WebSphere MQ constructs of Topics, Subscriptions so that WMB V6 pubsub nodes could be migrated to WMB V7 which uses the WebSphere MQ publish-subscribe function.

Packaging

The following are supplied:

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere MQ uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering z/OS through the Internet

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

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp

New licensees

Shipment will not occur before the availability date.

Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

New licensees of IBM WebSphere MQ V8.0 for z/OS should specify:

        Type: 5655       Model: W97
Parallel Sysplex® License Charge (PSLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSU.

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

Program name: IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS V8
Program PID: 5655-W97
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier        Description                Pricing metric
 
S017F7P           WebSphere MQ for z/OS V8   Basic MLC, PSLC (ABCD)

To order a basic license, specify the program number. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A, PSLC Level B, PSLC Level C, and PSLC Level D 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.

Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSUs. 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 AWLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration No-Charge (SYSUSGREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

 
Program name: IBM Websphere MQ for z/OS V8
Program PID:  5655-W97

Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier        Description                    pricing metric
 
S017F7P           IBM Websphere MQ for z/OS V8   Basic MLC, AWLC
 
Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSUs. 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 AWLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration No-Charge (SYSUSGREG NC) Identifier on the licenses

Program name: IBM Websphere MQ for z/OS V8
Program PID:  5655-W97

Entitlement                                        License option/
identifier         Description                     Pricing metric
 
S017F7P            IBM Websphere MQ for z/OS V8    Basic MLC, AEWLC
 
Workload License Charge (WLC) basic license

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

Entitlement                                 License option/
identifier        Description               Pricing metric
 
S017F7P           WebSphere MQ for z/OS V8  Basic MLC, V-WLC

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.

Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier        Description                Pricing metric
 
S017F7P           WebSphere MQ for z/OS V8   Basic MLC, Entry WLC
 

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

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

Program name: IBM Websphere MQ for z/OS V8
Program PID:  5655-W97

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier    Description                    Pricing metric
 
S017F7P       IBM Websphere MQ for z/OS V8   Basic MLC, ULC (ABCD)
 
Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC)

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the correct level.

Specify the GOLC monthly license option.

Program name: IBM Websphere MQ for z/OS V8
Program PID:  5655-W97

Entitlement                                         License option/
identifier         Description                      pricing metric
 
S017F7P            IBM Websphere MQ for z/OS V8     Basic MLC, GOLC
 

Specify the GOLC monthly charge feature number from the following table. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.

System z Entry License Charge (zELC)

To order zELC software, specify the program number and z800 model.

Specify the zELC monthly license option.

Program name: IBM Websphere MQ for z/OS V8
Program PID:  5655-W97
 
Entitlement                                License option/
identifier   Description                   Pricing metric
 
S017F7P      IBM Websphere MQ V8           Basic MLC, zELC
 

Specify the zELC monthly charge feature number. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.

Basic machine-readable material
 
Orderable
supply ID  Language   Distribution medium  Description
 
S017HRM    English    3590 Tape Cartridge  IBM Websphere MQ V8
                                           ENU
Publications

IBM WebSphere MQ V8.0 documentation is published in IBM Knowledge Center, which can be viewed from a web browser with Internet access.

On June 13, 2014, the online version of the IBM WebSphere MQ V8.0 product documentation will be available at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSFKSJ_8.0.0/welcome/WelcomePagev8r0.html

The following softcopy publications are available in PDF format to download from the Publications Center.

                                                        Order
Title                                                   number
 
IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V8.0 Program Directory       GI13-3328
 
IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V8.0 Licensed Program        GC34-2949
Specifications

The IBM Publications Center is available at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.



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IBM WebSphere MQ V8.0 product documentation is provided online, through IBM Knowledge Center.

Online information in IBM Knowledge Center: Online documentation for IBM WebSphere MQ V8.0 is now hosted in IBM Knowledge Center. IBM Knowledge Center provides information for over 2,500 IBM products. The information that was previously provided in product Information Centers is in IBM Knowledge Center. IBM Knowledge Center provides integrated tools for finding, filtering, customizing, saving, and sharing information.

Benefits include:

For more information about the features of IBM Knowledge Center, see the welcome page at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/

For the IBM WebSphere MQ V8.0 product documentation in IBM Knowledge Center, on June 13, 2014, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSFKSJ_8.0.0/welcome/WelcomePagev8r0.html

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

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac.

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

http://www.software.ibm.com/ShopzSeries

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general availability. Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

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Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation, implementation, and integration of this product.



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Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) applies

No

Location license applies

Yes

Use limitation applies

No

Educational allowance available

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

ESAP available

Yes, to qualified customers

Volume orders

Not applicable.

Eligibility for Single Version Charging

The following versions of MQ are replaced by IBM MQ for z/OS V8 (5655-W97) and are eligible for Single Version Charging. Work with your IBM representative to determine the best way to migrate from your currently deployed system to the latest version.

Warranty applies

Yes

Licensed program materials availability
  Restricted Materials of IBM:     All
  Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  Object Code Only (OCO):          None


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Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, refer to

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More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support Center in conjunction with the service request, you are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with your IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, you are able to see search results that apply specifically to your systems.

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