IBM WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0 delivers enhanced manageability, currency, and performance for the IBM z/VSE platform

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-410
December 2, 2008

 
 ENUS208-410.PDF (106KB)

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New features of IBM® WebSphere® MQ for z/VSE™ V3.0 include performance enhancements and support for:

  • API crossing exits
  • Chained message exits
  • WebSphere MQ Explorer in WebSphere MQ Queue Managers V6 and V7 to display and manage both V2.1.2 and V3.0 VSE queue managers
  • Channel batch intervals
  • Server and requester channels

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


 
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Overview
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IBM WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0 delivers enhanced manageability, currency, and performance for the IBM z/VSE platform.

The WebSphere MQ family of messaging products is the market-leading message-oriented middleware that delivers a reliable, proven messaging backbone for almost 10,000 organizations of different sizes, spanning many industries around the world.


 
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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.


 
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Planned availability date
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December 19, 2008


 
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Description
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New features of IBM WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0 include support for:

  • API crossing exits

    API exits let you write code that changes the behavior of WebSphere MQ API calls, such as MQPUT and MQGET, and then insert that code immediately before or immediately after those calls. The insertion is automatic; the queue manager drives the exit code at the registered points. On VSE, WebSphere MQ supports a chain of up to eight API exits.

  • Chained message exit

    Channel-exit programs are called at defined places in the processing carried out by Message Channel Agent (MCA) programs. These are the communications that facilitate remote queuing to other queue managers and client connectivity. On VSE, WebSphere MQ supports a chain of up to eight send, receive, and message exits.

  • WebSphere MQ Explorer in WebSphere MQ Queue Managers V6 and V7 to display and manage both V2.1.2 and V3.0 VSE queue managers

    WebSphere MQ for Windows® and WebSphere MQ for Linux® (x86 platform) include an administration interface called the WebSphere MQ Explorer to perform administration tasks as an alternative to using control or MQSC commands. The WebSphere MQ Explorer presents information in a style consistent with that of the Eclipse framework and the other plug-in applications that Eclipse supports. This interface is enhanced to support remote administration of both MQSeries® for VSE V2.1.2 and WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0.

  • Channel batch interval

    The channel batch interval is a period of time, in milliseconds, during which the channel will keep a batch open even if there are no messages on the transmission queue. The batch interval enhances customer control of sender and server channel operation in terms of performance, and resource use by potentially avoiding premature end-of-batch processing.

  • Miscellaneous performance enhancements

    WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0 introduces performance improvements specifically in the area of MQI operation. Logic paths and the use of resources have been reduced to improve message throughput.

  • Server and requester channels

    Server and requester channels are additional channel types that allow queue managers to request messages from remote systems, rather than wait for those systems to activate the flow. This means messages can accumulate on a remote system until they are needed by the queue manager.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. 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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere MQ for z/VSE is capable as of December 19, 2008, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site

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


 
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The IBM WebSphere MQ family provides a universal messaging backbone for SOA. As a member of the IBM WebSphere MQ family of messaging products, WebSphere MQ for z/VSE extends the reach of IBM's SOA messaging backbone to the specific z/VSE computing platform.

  • IBM WebSphere MQ, the foundation for application connectivity, is the reliable, proven messaging backbone for SOA connectivity, as the universal, multipurpose data transport. It connects virtually any commercial IT system, with support for more than 80 platform configurations. WebSphere MQ supports industry-standard Java™ Message Service (JMS) and offers a choice of APIs. WebSphere MQ interoperates with JMS messaging services embedded in WebSphere Application Server, extending its reach to non-JEE environments. WebSphere MQ delivers a flexible connectivity solution that can grow incrementally with changing business needs.
  • IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS® exploits the platform-specific capabilities of the IBM System z® platform to deliver a messaging powerhouse.
  • IBM WebSphere MQ for HP OpenVMS, IBM WebSphere MQ for HP NonStop Server, and WebSphere MQ for z/VSE all extend the reach of WebSphere MQ to these specific computing platforms.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=208-410

Hardware and software support services

SmoothStart/installation services

IBM SmoothStart™ Services and Installation Services are not provided.


 
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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5655-U97      V3.0     WebSphere MQ for z/VSE

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

WebSphere MQ for z/VSE Version 3.0 operates on the following systems:

  • IBM System z10 Enterprise Class
  • IBM System z10 Business Class
  • IBM System z9® Enterprise Class
  • IBM System z9 Business Class
  • IBM zSeries® 890
  • IBM zSeries 990
  • IBM zSeries 800
  • IBM zSeries 900
  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ Generation 5 and 6
  • S/390® Multiprise® 3000
  • Other manufactures compatible servers capable of running z/VSE
Software requirements
  • z/VSE V3.1, or later
  • Language Environment® V1.4.4, or later
  • CICS/VSE® V2.3 or CICS® Transaction Server for VSE/ESA™ V1.1.1, or later
  • For APPC channels: VTAM® V4.2, or later
  • For TCP/IP channels: TCP/IP for VSE V1.5F (or equivalent), or later
Compatibility
  • WMQ for z/VSE V3.0 is compatible with MQSeries for VSE/ESA V2.1.2.
  • Applications from MQSeries for VSE/ESA V2.1.2 can be migrated without change.
  • There are no migration issues.
  • WebSphere MQ for z/VSE will participate in distributed queuing with all currently supported V5, V6, and V7 WebSphere MQ products on all supported distributed and z/OS platforms, and with the existing MQSeries for VSE/ESA V2.1.2 product. However, WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0 will not support participation in any WebSphere MQ cluster.
  • Explorer support to view and manage WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0 queue managers and MQSeries for VSE/ESA V2.1.2 queue managers will need WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.6 (planned availabilty first quarter 2009) or V7.0.0.1 or WebSphere MQ Explorer Category 3 Support Pac MS0T.

For more information on z/VSE V4.2, refer to Software Announcement 208-323, dated October 21, 2008.

Planning information

Packaging

The WebSphere MQ for z/VSE package contains:

Base:

  • 3590 or 3592 tape media
  • License Program Specification (GC34-6983)
  • System Management Guide publication (GC34-6981)
  • Memo to Users (GI13-0533)

Client attachment:

  • MQ Client CDs (LCD4-0050)
  • MQ Client Publication (GC33-1632)

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program 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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http://www.ibm.com/software/ShopzSeries

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Registered customers can access IBMLink™ for ordering information and charges.

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.

To order a basic license, or a DSLO, or MOSP license for WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3 Base specify the program number, and the appropriate license or charge option as applicable and corresponding to the processor group that contains the designated machine.

DSLO: Disrtibuted System license Option
MOSP: S/390 Multiple operating Systems - PR/SM
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric
 
S015B77             WebSphere MQ for         Processor Based,
                    z/VSE V3                 Basic MLC, DSLO MLC,
                                             MOSP Basic MLC,
                                             MOSP DSLO

Note: The group can be determined by referring to the IBM System z Machines Exhibit (Z125-3901) associated with the IBM Customer Agreement (Z125-4575).

Workload license charge (WLC) basic license - Base

Flat workload license charge features

Flat workload license charge
Basic license monthly license charge
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric
 
S015B77             WebSphere MQ for        Basic MLC, Flat WLC
                    z/VSE V3

Tiered Workload License Charge (TWLC) - Base

To order TWLC software, specify the TWLC monthly license charge from the following table.

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier          Description           Pricing metric
 
S015B77             WebSphere MQ for      Basic MLC, Tiered WLC
                    z/VSE V3              Tier A  1-11
                                          Tier B  12-15
                                          Tier C  16-40
                                          Tier D  41-75
                                          Tier E  76-1500
                                          Tier F >=1501
Growth opportunity license charge (GOLC) - Base

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

Specify the GOLC monthly license option.
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric
 
S015B77             WebSphere MQ for         Basic MLC, GOLC
                    z/VSE V3
 
System z entry license charge (zELC) - Base

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

Specify the zELC monthly license option.

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric
 
S015B77             WebSphere MQ for         Basic MLC, zELC
                    z/VSE V3
Single version charging

To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

Basic machine-readable material
Orderable
supply ID:  Language    Distribution medium   Description
 
S015DPZ     US English  3590 Tape Cartridge   WebSphere MQ for
                                              z/VSE V3 Base product
 
S015DR0     US English  3592 Tape Cartridge   WebSphere MQ for
                                              z/VSE V3 Base product
 
S015B75     US English  CD-ROM                WebSphere MQ for
                                              z/VSE V3 - Client
                                              Attachment Feature
Optional machine-readable material

To order, select the feature number for the desired distribution medium:

DSLO license

Ordering a DSLO License will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license will be provided through the basic license location. If a user selects DSLO, no other charge options are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Midrange Workload License Charges (MWLC) - Base

MWLC is a monthly license charge price metric on the IBM System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC) and the IBM System z10 Business Class (z10 BC) and the IBM System z9 Business Class (z9™ BC) and the IBM System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC) servers that applies to z/VSE V4 and 12 key VSE middleware programs such as CICS TS for VSE, DB2® Server for VSE, and ACF/VTAM for VSE. MWLC is available on z10 BC and z10 EC and z9 BC and z9 EC servers with z/VSE V4.

Midrange Workload License Charges (MWLC) - Base

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

Basic license structure
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S015B77         WebSphere MQ for     Basic MLC, MWLC
                z/VSE V3

Extended License Charge (ELC) Basic License - Base

To order a basic license, specify the appropriate program and entitlement. Specify the applicable Extended License. Also, specify the desired distribution medium.

Processors with assigned capacity above 80 MSUs will now have VM and VSE software prices based on the CPU service unit capacity of the processor. The ELC price structure will have a base charge for 80 MSU capacity and an incremental per MSU charge for all additional MSUs above the 80 MSU base.

Specify the applicable ELC license option.
 
Entitlement         Description              License option/
identifier                                   Pricing metric
 
S015B77             WebSphere MQ for         ELC Including 80 MSU,
                    z/VSE V3                   Basic Per User Base
                                             ELC Above 80 MSU,
                                               Per Usage Additional
                                               Quantity
                                             ELC Above 80 MSU,
                                               Per Block of 50 MSU
                                               Additional Quantity

WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3 - Client attachment: Flat per use

Entitlement         Description              License option/
identifier                                   Pricing metric
 
S015B76             WebSphere MQ for         Per 50 clients, MLC
                    z/VSE V3 - 50 client
                    attachment
Licensed documentation

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.


 
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Agreement

IBM Customer Agreement

Variable charges apply

Yes

Indexed monthly license charge (IMLC) applies

No

Location license applies

No

Use limitation applies

No

Educational allowance available

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

Volume orders

Not applicable.

Replaced program      Replacement program
program     program   program         program
number      name      number          name
 
 5686-A06    MQSeries  5655-U97       WebSphere MQ
             for                      for z/VSE
             VSE/ESA                  V3.0
             V2.1.2 
Warranty applies

Yes

Licensed program materials availability
Restricted materials of IBM: None
Non-restricted source materials: None
Object code only (OCO): All
Program services

None

IBM operational support services - SupportLine

Yes


 
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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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

 
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Prices
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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

Processor Based Graduation MOSP - Basic License - Base
Entitlement                                License option/
identifier          Description            Pricing metric
 
S015B77             WebSphere MQ for        Processor based,
                    z/VSE V3                Basic MLC, DSLO MLC,
                                            MOSP Basic MLC,
                                            MOSP DSLO

WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3 - Client attachment basic license: Flat per use

Entitlement         Description              License option/
identifier                                   Pricing metric
 
S015B76             WebSphere MQ for         Per 50 clients, MLC
                    z/VSE V3 - 50
                    client attachment
 
Growth opportunity license charge (GOLC) - Basic license - Base
Entitlement   Description             License option/
identifier                            Pricing metric
 
S015B77       WebSphere MQ for        Basic MLC, GOLC
              z/VSE V3

System Z Entry License Charge (ZELC) - Basic license: Base

Entitlement                      License option/
identifier     Description       Pricing metric
 
S015B77        WebSphere MQ       Basic MLC, zELC
               for z/VSE V3
 
z800
models
 
0A1
0B1
0C1
001
0A2
002
003
004

Flat Workload Charge Basic License: Base

Entitlement                       License option/
identifier     Description        Pricing metric
 
S015B77        WebSphere MQ for   Basic WLC, Flat WLC
               z/VSE V3

Tiered Workload License Charge (TWLC) Basic License: Base

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier        Description             Pricing metric
 
S015B77           WebSphere MQ for        Basic MLC, Tiered WLC
                  z/VSE V3                Tier A  1-11
                                          Tier B  12-15
                                          Tier C  16-40
                                          Tier D  41-75
                                          Tier E  76-1500
                                          Tier F >=1501

Extended License Charge (ELC) Basic License: Base

Entitlement                     License option/
identifier    Description       Pricing metric
 
S015B77       WebSphere MQ      ELC Including 80 MSU,
              for z/VSE V3        Basic Per User Base
                                ELC Above 80 MSU, Per
                                  Usage Additional Quantity
                                ELC Above 80 MSU, Per
                                  Block of 50 MSU Additional
                                  Quantity

OTC: Customers who pay a OTC for a licensed program receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at no additional charge. Significant new function may be offered as an optional feature and charged for separately.

Midrange Workload License Charges (MWLC) for Basic License: Base

Entitlement                      License option/
identifier     Description       Pricing metric
 
S015B77        WebSphere MQ      Basic MLC, MWLC
               for z/VSE V3

Variable charges: The applicable (graduated or processor-based) (OTC or PLC/ALC) (if applicable, or) graduated MLC will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the licensed program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies.

For upgrades of (OTC or PLC/ALC) charge licenses to a machine in a higher group, the upgrade charge will be the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups. (ALC will be prorated.) For downgrades of (OTV or PLC/ALC) charge licenses to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of (OTC or PLC/ALC) paid. (ALCs will be prorated.)

For upgrades or downgrades of MLC licenses, the MLC applicable to the higher or lower group will apply.

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As you implement complex business solutions such On Demand Business transformation, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, financing offerings from IBM Global Financing can help you control expenses, match cash flow to business benefits, and conserve cash for other strategic investments.

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Identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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z/VSE, SmoothStart, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, VSE/ESA, IBMLink, z9 and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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