System Requirements for WebSphere MQ V6 on Linux for S/390

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This document contains system requirements for WebSphere MQ V6 on Linux for S/390.

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The System Requirements documented on this page, for the Linux on zSeries platform, are for the 31-bit zSeries operating systems. If you require support information about the 64-bit operating systems please refer to the Linux for System z platform System Requirements.

Operating Systems
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V3.0 with update 2 or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V4.0 or later update [see note 11]
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.0 or later update [see notes 6, 11 and 15]
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V8 with SP3 or later update
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V9 with SP1 or later update
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V10 with SP1 or later update [see note 6]
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V11 or later update [see note 13]
Hardware Requirements
  • Linux for zSeries platform: IBM S/390 or zSeries (or equivalent) processor, capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, WebSphere MQ, the access methods and the application programs.
Java and JMS Client
  • IBM SDK Java 2 Technology Edition for Linux on zSeries V1.4.2 (supplied with WebSphere MQ)
  • IBM 31-bit SDK for Linux on zSeries, Java 2 Technology Edition V5.0 (SR1 or above) [Only if the JDK is supplied with another IBM product]
  • IBM 31-bit SDK for Linux on zSeries, Java 2 Technology Edition V6.0 (SR3 or above) [see note 12]
Databases Where IBM WebSphere MQ is acting as the transaction manager.
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database V8.2
  • IBM DB2 V9.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (JDBC/XA not supported) [see note 6]
  • Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) V9.40 with Client SDK V2.90
Compilers
  • GNU C Compiler (gcc) and g++ V2.95 [see note 9]
  • GNU C Compiler (gcc) and g++ V3.2
  • GNU C Compiler (gcc) and g++ V3.3
  • GNU C Compiler (gcc) and g++ V3.4 [see note 9]
  • GNU C Compiler (gcc) and g++ V4.1 [see note 9]
  • Micro Focus Server Express V4.0 (COBOL)
  • Micro Focus Server Express V5.0 (COBOL)
  • Micro Focus Server Express V5.1 (COBOL) [see note 14]
Connectivity
  • TCP/IP (IPv4 and IPv6 provided by the operating system)
Transaction Manager Where one of these products is acting as the transaction manager and IBM WebSphere MQ is acting as a resource manager, it's recommended that you contact the transaction manager vendor in the first instance for support.
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server V5.1 (for SLES V8 only)
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.0.1 or higher [see note 2]
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server, including the WebSphere Application Server client container, V6.0.2 (see this document for more information)
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server, including the WebSphere Application Server client container, V6.1 (see this document for more information)
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server, including the WebSphere Application Server client container, V7.0 (see this document for more information).
  • BEA Tuxedo V8.1 (for SLES V8 only)
  • BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 + SP4 on RHEL 3.0 or SLES 9 and IBM 1.4.2 JDK to support EJB's (including MDB's) and JMS only.
SOAP Support
  • IBM SDK Java 2 Technology Edition for Linux on zSeries V1.4.2 (supplied with WebSphere MQ)
  • Apache Axis V1.1 (supplied with WebSphere MQ)
Cryptography Cards Refer to the Cryptography Card List for WebSphere MQ v6 and v7 document for further information.

Notes:

  1. JDBC/XA usage is not supported on this platform.
  2. Where higher levels of WebSphere Application Server V6 are suggested, this only includes V6.x levels and does not include other product versions.
  3. The WebSphere MQ for Linux (zSeries) product only provides 32-bit MQ APIs however it is supported on 64-bit OS's on 64-bit hardware.
  4. On 64-bit platforms where WebSphere MQ provides both a 32-bit and a 64-bit product, there is NO migration path from V6 32-bit Queue Managers to V6 64-bit Queue Managers. You are strongly advised to install WebSphere MQ 64-bit products on 64-bit platforms as there is a migration path from V5 32-bit products to V6 64-bit products.
  5. The 'MQ Explorer' is not supported on this platform.
  6. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.0 or later is required.
  7. For details of the Support Statement for JCA (on WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.1 or later only) please see here.
  8. Defect support is available for virtualisation environments where they relate to releases of this platform already supported by WebSphere MQ, regardless of whether Linux for zSeries is running natively in a LPAR or within a z/VM, or whether IFLs are used. Unless stated elsewhere in the system requirements, WebSphere MQ has not been specifically tested in virtualisation environments. WebSphere MQ Support is therefore unable to assist in issues related to configuration and setup, or issues that are directly related to the virtualisation environment itself.
  9. On Linux platforms, if you need to use SSL in a C++ MQ application then you must link the application against the libstdc++.so.5 runtime library. This is because the version of the GSkit SSL libraries supplied with MQ depends on libstdc++.so.5 and this GSkit version is not compatible with other C++ runtime library versions. MQ C++ applications built against the GCC 3.2 or 3.3 C++ runtime libraries comply with this restriction and will be able to use SSL.
  10. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.5 or later is required.
  11. SELinux must be disabled.
  12. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.5 or later is required.
  13. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.6 or later is required.
  14. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.8 or later is required.
  15. Defect support is available for Linux environments that are fully compatible - both source and binary - with Red Hat Enterprise Linux V5. Unless stated otherwise, WebSphere MQ has not been specifically tested in such compatible environments. WebSphere MQ Support is therefore unable to assist in issues related to configuration and setup, or issues that are directly related to the linux environment itself.
    If issues arise that are related to the compatible linux environment, the user may need to contact the linux environment vendor for support, or the issue may need to be recreated inside an environment tested by IBM in order to receive WebSphere MQ support.


Change History
  • 30 September 2005: Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V4.0.
  • 26 October 2005: Modifications to the format & minor clarifications.
  • 2 May 2006: Added support for IBM SDK V5.0.
  • 6 October 2006: Added "SP1 or later" to SLES 9.
  • 1 February 2007: Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V10 with Service Pack (SP) 1 or later.
  • 7 February 2007: Added "or later" to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V8 with Service Pack (SP) 3.
    Added support for IBM DB2 Universal Database V9.1 (JDBC/XA not supported) [see note 5]
  • 30 March 2007: Added note 7.
  • 10 July 2007: Added Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.0 or later maintenance update
  • 12 July 2007: Made change to databases IBM DB2 and Connectivity TCP/IP.
  • 6 March, 2008: Added support for Micro Focus Server Express V5.0 (COBOL).
  • 10 March 2008: Added virtualisation note.
  • 17 June 2008: Added support for GNU C Compiler (gcc) and g++ V4.1.
  • 19 June 2008: Added SSL note 9.
  • 10 July 2008: In the Transaction Manager section added the IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2 and V6.1 entries.
  • 10 November 2008: Added support for IBM WebSphere Application Server, including the WebSphere Application Server client container, V7.0.
  • 11 November 2008: Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.1 and V5.2.
  • 22 December 2008: Added the Cryptography Cards section.
  • 7 April 2009: Added support for IBM 31-bit SDK for Linux on zSeries, Java 2 Technology Edition V6.0 (SR3 or above).
  • 9 July 2009; Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.3 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V11.
  • 22 October 2009: Added support for Micro Focus Server Express V5.1 (COBOL).
  • 14 April 2010: Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.4.
  • 10 May 2011: Added the Linux Redhat V5.0 compatibility support statement.
  • 3 July 2012: Updated expiry date to keep current.
  • 3 July 2014: Updated expiry date to keep current.

Related information

WebSphere MQ detailed system requirements
WebSphere MQ Library
WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes

Original publication date

2005/6/27

Product Alias/Synonym

WebSphere MQ WMQ

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Software version:

6.0

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Reference #:

7006265

Modified date:

2007-02-07

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