Software Announcement 299-019
February 2, 1999

Version 2 Release 2 of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 Enhances Support for the MQSeries S/390 Environment

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At a Glance

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 provides the support and benefits of the following management services to OS/390 customers:

  • Configuration management — reduces the complexity of defining and deploying MQSeries networks
  • Event management — provides fault-free monitoring, maximizing the availability of your MQSeries networks
  • Operation management and automation — leverages the productivity of senior administrators by allowing routine tasks to be performed by junior administrators
  • Tivoli Global Enterprise management enablement — allows you to manage MQSeries as a part of a larger business application or system
  • Enhanced TEC Adapter for OS/390 support — enables NetView event notification and automation in addition to or as an alternative to using the TEC server in the distributed environment

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Overview

This release of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries® for OS/390® Version 2.2, provides enhanced functionality and allows for compatibility to Tivoli Manager for MQSeries Version 2.2 for distributed environments, allowing management control of MQSeries for the enterprise from one desktop.

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries (5697-MQS) is a centralized management tool for IBM's MQSeries messaging and queuing middleware product. In June of 1998, IBM announced Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 (5697-D30), which extends MQSeries management from distributed platforms into the OS/390 environment. Refer to Software Announcement 298-198 , dated June 16, 1998, for details. Today's announcement strengthens that support for S/390®.

New in This Release 

Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC) Adapter for OS/390 support has been enhanced to enable NetView® event notification and automation in addition to or as an alternative to using the TEC server in the distributed environment.

Reduces Costs and Complexity

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries provides a high degree of management control of MQSeries while reducing the complexity and cost of deploying and administering MQSeries networks.

With Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390, the same benefits that customers using Tivoli Manager for MQSeries (5697-MQS) have experienced for distributed UNIX® and Windows™ platforms are available for MQSeries on OS/390 systems. For example, the Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 uses the same interface paradigm that is used in the distributed environment. This means that MQSeries networks that span the host and distributed environments can be managed in their entirety from one desktop, giving administrators a complete view of the application environment.

Enables Configuration and Event Management

With Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390, a system administrator can monitor, administer, and automate MQSeries tasks throughout the enterprise from a Tivoli desktop. Most important, the Tivoli Manager for MQSeries can correlate data from infrastructure components, such as network hardware, with other middleware and application events and present that information in the context of a specific business system.

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 allows MQSeries requests for information to pass from a managed node to an OS/390 system for execution. In addition to executing MQSeries commands, administrators can issue OS/390 commands or discover all occurrences of MQSeries queue managers on target OS/390 systems into the OS/390 environment.

For additional information on Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390, refer to Software Announcement 298-198 , dated June 16, 1998.

Key Prerequisites

  • Tivoli NetView for OS/390 (5697-B82)
  • Tivoli Manager for MQSeries 2.0 (5697-MQS)

Planned Availability Date

February 12, 1999

Description

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 Version 2 Release 2 enables the management of the MQSeries messaging and queuing middleware product in the S/390 environment. It facilitates the Tivoli Manager for MQSeries (5697-MQS) centralized management tool for MQSeries and allows 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 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 does not have date dependencies and is Year 2000 ready.

Product Positioning

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 Version 2 Release 2 provides the support to enable Tivoli Manager for MQSeries to manage MQSeries in the OS/390 environment. It requires Tivoli Manager for MQSeries (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.

Reference Information

Refer to:

  • Software Announcement 298-198 , dated June 16, 1998
  • Software Announcement 298-355 , dated September 29, 1998
  • Withdrawal Announcement 998-294 , dated September 29, 1998
  • Withdrawal Announcement 998-295 , dated September 29, 1998

Trademarks

 
MQSeries, OS/390, S/390, and NetView are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

Training is offered through Tivoli Systems and IBM Education and Training Division (E&T).

For current information on Tivoli System education, call 800-2tivoli (284-8654) (512-794-9070 for outside U.S.), e-mail training@tivoli.com, or visit the Tivoli Systems home page on the Internet (select "Product" for training information) at:

For current information on IBM Education and Training courses in the U.S., contact 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322). Outside the U.S., contact your local IBM E&T contact. Worldwide information is also available on the IBM E&T home page on the Internet at:

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

Tivoli Manager for MQSeries® for OS/390® Version 2 Release 2 will run on any IBM processor (or equivalent) that supports the required software.

Software Requirements

  • Tivoli NetView® for OS/390 Version 1 (5697-B82)
  • Tivoli Manager for MQSeries 2.2 (5697-MQS)
  • MQSeries for MVS/ESA™ Version 1.1.4 or higher (5695-137)

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.

Current Licensees

Current licensees of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 will be sent a program reorder form that can be returned directly to IBM Software Delivery Solutions (SDS). Reorder forms are scheduled to be mailed by February 26, 1999. Reorder forms returned to SDS will be processed within 10 workdays of receipt. When Release 2 is available, Release 1 will no longer be available.

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now. Shipment will begin on the planned availability date. New users of Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 should specify:

         Type           Model
 
         5697           D30

For ordering information on the base program, Tivoli Manager for MqSeries for OS/390, refer to Software Announcement 298-198 , dated June 16, 1998, and Software Announcement 298-355 , dated September 29, 1998.

Publications

A program directory (GI10-4785) and the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
Tivoli Manager for MQSeries
 User's Guide 2.0                                 GC31-8116
SAS C Runtime Program Directory                   GI10-4811

Additional copies of publications will be available for a fee after availability. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, through the System Library Subscription Service (SLSS), or by direct order.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The softcopy form of the Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 manual is delivered on the CD-ROM shipped with prerequisite product Tivoli Manager for MQSeries (5697-MQS). 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, as previously announced, (refer to Software Announcement 298-198 , dated June 16, 1998), licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.

Support Line: S/390®

Charges

The charges for Tivoli Manager for MQSeries for OS/390 are unaffected by this announcement.

OTC: Customers who pay an 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. If a replacement program is announced and the customer elects to license the replacement program for a OTC and replace the prior program, an upgrade charge may apply.

Variable Charges: The applicable graduated one-time charge, if applicable, or graduated monthly license charge 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 above, the charge of the next higher group listed applies.

For upgrades of one-time 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. For downgrades of one-time charge licenses to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of one-time charges paid.

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

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.

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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, and S/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.