Software Announcement 200-112
May 16, 2000

V2R3 of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 Enhances Support for the MQSeries S/390 Environment

 ENUS200-112.PDF (30KB)


At a Glance

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 when used in conjunction with Tivoli Manager for MQSeries (5698-MQS), provides the support and benefits of the following management services:

  • Support for upgrades of MQSeries, with accompanying management features
  • Additional functionality with the ability to save and restore MQSeries configuration data
  • Improved usability via MQSeries Queue Manager Application Object
  • Product localization through National Language Support (NLS) enablement

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

Overview

For users of IBM's MQSeries® messaging software, Tivoli® Manager for MQSeries for OS/390®, when used with Tivoli Manager for MQSeries (5698-MQS), provides a complete systems management solution for the widely distributed, multiplatform environments in which MQSeries can operate.

Utilizing Tivoli's policy-based management approach, Tivoli Manager for MQSeries is the only MQSeries management solution that manages MQSeries as a component of overall business systems — linking the management to databases, applications and other middleware products that span host and distributed systems. This is also the only MQSeries management product that manages every application, from low-level network and operating system resources to the powerful applications that use MQSeries for messaging. Key features of V2R3 are:

  • Support for MQSeries V5.1, including additional tasks to configure clusters.

    Users may upgrade MQSeries and keep the same level of management they currently enjoy.

  • Elimination of the requirement for the SASC runtime library for the Manager for MQSeries — OS/390 Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC) Adapter.

Key Prerequisites

  • Tivoli NetView® for OS/390 (5697-B82)
  • Tivoli Manager for MQSeries 2.3 (5698-MQS) or (5697-MQS)

Planned Availability Date

May 19, 2000 — All Languages

Description

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 enables the management of the MQSeries messaging and queuing middleware in the S/390® environment. It facilitates the Tivoli Manager for MQSeries (5698-MQS) centralized management tool for MQSeries, allowing it to manage not only across the distributed environment, but into the host environment as well.

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries is a centralized management tool for IBM's MQSeries messaging and queuing middleware product. It provides a high degree of management control of MQSeries while reducing the complexity and cost of deploying and administering MQSeries networks. The manager is tightly incorporated with Tivoli the Tivoli management platform and integrates MQSeries management with that of the underlying operating systems, databases, and networks, thus providing a comprehensive approach to applications management. Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 and Tivoli Manager for MQSeries spans the OS/390 and the distributed environment.

The management console is provided in the Tivoli Manager for MQSeries product and is supported only in the distributed environment. Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 brings three primary areas of MQSeries management to the S/390 environment:

  • Configuration management
  • Event management
  • Operation management and automation

Configuration Management

The manager supports the definition and configuration of queue managers, queues, channels, and other MQSeries objects from a central GUI console and populates the Tivoli desktop with icons representing them. Different queue and channel configurations for different policy regions are easily created and distributed to the MQSeries network. In addition, the manager provides a "discovery" feature that automatically detects queue managers and their associated objects.

Event Management

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries provides both in-band and out-of-band event monitoring to ensure the availability of MQSeries. In-band monitoring is achieved by monitoring MQSeries queue manager, channel, and performance events. These events are filtered according to users' preferences and the more critical events are forwarded to the central console for display and action. Out-of-band monitoring, which does not rely on MQSeries itself, is achieved by verifying the network path between the central console and all MQSeries servers, verifying the up-status of key MQSeries processes, and verifying the health of the Tivoli component processes. The queue managers' operational condition is displayed live at the management console.

The monitoring collections provided with the manager are fully extensible, allowing for the monitoring of additional user-defined events and conditions.

Operation Management and Automation

All MQSeries administrative and operational commands are supported from the central console. In addition, the administrator is free to define new tasks and assign the appropriate level of security. Commands and tasks may be manually executed on multiple remote nodes via a single-action keystroke on the management console. Tasks can also be automated to run on a scheduled basis or as the result of an event or the correlation of several events. The built-in event correlation engine permits events from different sources, such as network routers and MQSeries channels, to be evaluated in context with one another for appropriate action. Rules can be defined to process and correlate these events and to take automated action based on predefined event conditions. A set of default rules provides a clear, accurate view of the MQSeries environment, consolidating events that span geographic distances and heterogeneous systems.

MQSeries management can be divided into domains based on business functions or geographic regions. This allows different management policies to be defined for MQSeries subregions. It also leverages the productivity of senior administrators by allowing less critical or routine operational tasks to be performed by more junior administrators.

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.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 provides the support to enable Tivoli Manager for MQSeries to manage MQSeries in the OS/390 environment. It requires Tivoli Manager for MQSeries (5698-MQS) or (5697-MQS). Tivoli Manager for MQSeries provides the management console and the management functions to enable centralized management spanning the distributed and the host environment.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart/Installation Services

Tivoli Services (TS) provides fee-based Enterprise Management services to support Tivoli Module for MQSeries. These services focus on a rapid installation and introduction of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 into a customer's information technology environment. Services are also available to help existing customers migrate to the new version of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390. TS can provide services in the areas of planning, product migration, new installations, product customization as well as exploiting the latest technologies employed by Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390.

For current information on services available from Tivoli Services, contact 800-2Tivoli (284-8654). Outside the U.S., contact your local Tivoli sales office.

Reference Information

  • Software Announcement 299-019 , dated February 2, 1999

Trademarks

 
MQSeries, OS/390, NetView, and S/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of Tivoli Systems, Inc. in the United States or other countries or both. In Denmark, Tivoli is a trademark licensed from Kjobenhavns Sommer -- Tivoli A/S.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

Training is offered through Tivoli® Systems and our authorized training partners.

For current information on Tivoli Systems education, call 800-2Tivoli (284-8654) (512-794-9070 for outside U.S.), send an e-mail to training@tivoli.com, or visit:

on the Internet or

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: Tivoli Manager for MQSeries® for OS/390® will run on any IBM processor (or equivalent) that supports the required software.

Software Requirements

  • Tivoli NetView® for OS/390 Version 1 Release 2 or later (5697-B82).
  • MVS/ESA™ Version 5.2.2 or later (5695-137). This requirement can vary depending on the release of MQSeries and NetView for OS/390 that you are using.
  • For TCP/IP, OS/390 Communication Server Version 2.6 (or other compatible TCP/IP product).
  • Tivoli Module for MQSeries Version 2.3 (5698-MQS) or (5697-MQS).
  • MQSeries for MVS/ESA Version 1.1.4 or later (5695-137).
  • OS/390 Version 1 Release 3 (5645-001) or
  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 or later (5647-A01).

Security, Auditability, and Control

This program uses the security and auditability features of the host software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Customer Financing

IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

Ordering Information

Current Licensees

Current licensees of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 (5697-D30) will receive this update from IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) automatically. This shipment of Release 3, is scheduled to be completed by June 2, 2000.

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Shipment will not occur before 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 users of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 should specify:

          Type           Model
 
          5697           D30

Entry Support License: To order an Entry Support License (ESL), specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                                        ESL OTC
Program Number/Description              Feature Number
 
5697-D30 Tivoli Manager for             0134
 MQSeries for OS/390

ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Parallel Sysplex® License Charge Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B, and PSLC Level C, 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.

                    PSLC           PSLC Basic License
Machine             Feature        MLC Feature
MSU Capacity        Number         Description
 
1                   0125           PSLC Base, 1 MSU
2                   0126           PSLC Base, 2 MSUs
 
3                   0127           PSLC Base, 3 MSUs
 
4 -- 45             0128           PSLC Level A, 1 MSU
                    0129           PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs
 
46 or more          0130           PSLC Level B, 1 MSU
                    0131           PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs
                    0132           PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs
 
NA                  0133           PSLC NC ID
 
176 -- 315          0135           PSLC Level C,  1 MSU
                    0136           PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs
                    0137           PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs
316 or more         0138           PSLC Level D,  1 MSU
                    0139           PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs

Example 1: For a single machine with 11 MSUs, the PSLC features would be 0127 — quantity 1 and 0128 — 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 feature number 1: 0127 — quantity 1, 0129 — quantity 1, 0130 — quantity 5, and 0131 — quantity 1.
  • PSLC no-charge license feature number 2: 0133 — quantity 1.

Growth Opportunity License Charge: To order a Multiprise® 3000, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC) monthly charge feature number from the table below. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.

Multiprise 3000            GOLC
Model                      Feature Number
 
H30                        1000
H50                        1001
H70                        1002

Basic Machine-Readable Material: With this release of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 new media for other languages are now orderable.

                              Feature        Distribution
Language                      Number         Medium
 
English (U.S.)                5700           4-mm tape
English (U.S.)                5802           3480 tape cartridge

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
 
Ship Media Only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3471
 initial shipment of media)
 
Satellite Electronic Delivery                       3450
 
Update Shipments
 
Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses                 3480
 update shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3481
 update shipment of media)
 
Suppress Updates (suppresses update                 3482
 shipment of media and documentation)
 
Expedite Shipments
 
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 SDF receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Unlicensed Documentation: A Memo to Users, Program Directory, (GI10-4785) and one copy of the following publication are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material in language selected:

                                        Order
                                        Number
 
                                        U.S. English
 
Tivoli Manager for MQSeries             GC31-8116
 Version 2.3 User's Guide
Tivoli Manager for MQSeries             GI10-3059
 Version 2.3 Release Notes

Additional copies of unlicensed publications will be available for a fee after availability. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, by direct order, or via the Publication Notification System (PNS) Web site at:

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

The terms for Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390, were previously announced in following announcements. Refer to:

  • Software Announcement 298-198 , dated June 16, 1998
  • Software Announcement 299-019 , dated February 2, 1999

The terms for Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390, licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.

Support Line: Yes

Other Support: S/390®

Charges

The charges for Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 (5697-D30) are unaffected by this announcement.

Entry Support License OTC: An OTC authorizes use only on IBM Entry End User/390 Machines.

For additional product information, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 298-198 , dated June 16, 1998
  • Software Announcement 299-019 , dated February 2, 1999

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. LE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
MVS/ESA is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
MQSeries, OS/390, NetView, Parallel Sysplex, Multiprise, and S/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of Tivoli Systems, Inc. in the United States or other countries or both. In Denmark, Tivoli is a trademark licensed from Kjobenhavns Sommer -- Tivoli A/S.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.