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WITHDRAWN: MQC5: WebSphere MQ Client for VSE

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This SupportPac contains the IBM WebSphere MQ client components for VSE.

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Please note: This SupportPac is only suitable for use by existing users of WebSphere MQ for VSE who have previously been using the WebSphere MQ for VSE server offering.

Following IBM WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0 being withdrawn from marketing on 8th September 2014 with no direct replacement, the WebSphere MQ Client for VSE will be withdrawn from Service on the 30th September 2018.

IBM provides a Trigger Monitor function for the WebSphere MQ Client for VSE. It works the same way as trigger monitors on other platforms. More information about the z/VSE MQ trigger monitor is here and in the readme below.

A WebSphere MQ client is part of the product that can be installed on its own, on a separate machine from the base product and server. You can run a WebSphere MQ (MQSeries) application on a WebSphere MQ client and it can interact, by means of a communications protocol, with one or more WebSphere MQ servers and connect to their queue managers. The servers to which the client connects may or may not be part of a cluster. WebSphere MQ Family Platforms lists the platforms that are supported as WebSphere MQ Clients or Servers.

An application that you want to run in the WebSphere MQ client environment must first be linked with the relevant client library. When the application issues a Message Queue Interface (MQI) call, the WebSphere MQ client code directs the request to a queue manager, where it is processed and from where a reply is sent back to the client. The link between the application and the client code is established dynamically at run time.

The MQI is available to applications running on the client platform. The queues and other WebSphere MQ (MQSeries) objects are held on a queue manager that you have installed on a server machine.

Possible Uses
Using WebSphere MQ clients is an efficient way of implementing WebSphere MQ messaging and queuing. You can have an application that uses the MQI running on one machine and the queue manager running on a different machine, either physical or virtual. The benefits of doing this are:
» There is no need for a full WebSphere MQ implementation on the client machine.
» Hardware requirements on the client system are reduced.
» System administration requirements are reduced.
» A WebSphere MQ application, running on a client, can connect to multiple queue managers on different systems.

Skill Level Required
This SupportPac is intended for anyone who installs and configures WebSphere MQ (MQSeries) products for the client-server environment, and for application programmers who write programs that use the MQI.

Additional Information
The WebSphere MQ Client for VSE is expected to function in conjunction with the MQSeries for VSE V2.1 product, as well as WebSphere MQ versions 5.3 and 6.0 that support client attachment.

The readme file included in this SupportPac provides details of how the MQ Client for VSE differs from version 5.3 and 6.0 clients.

Author: WMQ Development, APC, Perth, Australia
Category: 3
Released: 11Jul05
Current Version: 1.0
»Please note that the version number shown in the right-hand pane is the version of the MQ or WBI product that this SupportPac applies to. The date is the last web page refresh.


This SupportPac requires:
• TCP/IP for VSE V1.5 (or equivalent) or later
• Language Environment 1.4.3 (or later) languages C, COBOL or PL/I.
and either:
• VSE/ESA V2.6 or later - or - z/VSE V3.1 or later

Client Trigger Monitor for z/VSE Version 5 and later US English 2000

Installation Instructions

To install the SupportPac:
1. Copy to a temporary directory
2. Uncompress using InfoZip's Unzip.
3. This will create the necessary library files and readme text file.
4. Follow the steps in the Installation section of the readme file for details of how to transfer the files to VSE and to set up the SupportPac for your environment.

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Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options 11/07/2005 US English 333397 HTTP
End of Support Announcement WebSphere MQ VSE V3 01 Mar 2016 US English 111 HTTP

Technical support

Category 3 WebSphere MQ SupportPacs are supplied under the standard terms and conditions provided by the International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and thus, carry program defect service for WebSphere MQ customers. Please read the IPLA and LI files that accompany the SupportPac, to ensure you understand the conditions under which the SupportPac is provided.

If you encounter what you believe to be a defect with the SupportPac, and you have a current license for a WebSphere MQ server product, you may request Program Services by reporting the problem via the same defect reporting channel you employ for the WebSphere MQ server product(s) on which you are using the SupportPac. No proof of entitlement is required to use this SupportPac.

Following IBM WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0 being withdrawn from marketing with no direct replacement, the WebSphere MQ Client for VSE will be withdrawn from Service on the 30th September 2018.

Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ

Software version: 2.1

Operating system(s): z/VSE

Reference #: 4010051

Modified date: 14 July 2005

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