System Requirements for WebSphere MQ V6 on AIX

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Abstract

This document contains system requirements for WebSphere MQ V6 on AIX and WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition.

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Operating Systems
Hardware Requirements
  • IBM AIX: 64-bit IBM pSeries systems only, 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.
  • Any hardware capable of running other trademarked AIX systems from IBM or other vendors that have passed a set of certification tests for compliance with the AIX application binary and programming interfaces.
  • POWER7 systems are supported with WebSphere MQ 6.0.1.0 or later when the guidance in IBM Developer Kits support for IBM Power7™ systems is adhered to.
Java™ and JMS Client
  • 32-bit
    • IBM 32-bit SDK for AIX Java 2 Technology Edition V6.0 (SR3 or above) [see note 21]
    • IBM 32-bit SDK for AIX Java 2 Technology Edition V5.0 (SR1 or above) [Only if the JDK is supplied with another IBM product; see note 9]
    • IBM 32-bit Software Development Kit (SDK) V1.4.2, 32-bit version
    • IBM 32-bit Software Development Kit (SDK) V1.3.1, 32-bit version for POWER [Only if the JDK is supplied with another IBM product; SSL support requires JDK V1.4.2 or above]
  • 64-bit
    • IBM 64-bit SDK for AIX Java 2 Technology Edition V6.0 (SR3 or above) [see note 21]
    • IBM 64-bit SDK for AIX Java 2 Technology Edition V5.0 (SR1 or above) [Only if the JDK is supplied with another IBM product; see note 9]
    • IBM 64-bit SDK for AIX Java 2 Technology Edition V1.4.2 (this is supplied with WebSphere MQ and is required for SSL support using Java because it provides the necessary JSSE class files).
    • AIX Developer Kit, Java 2 Technology Edition V1.3.1, 64-bit version [Only if the JDK is supplied with another IBM product; SSL support requires JDK V1.4.2 or above]
Databases Where IBM WebSphere MQ is acting as the transaction manager.
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database V8.2 [see note 10]
  • IBM DB2 V9.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (JDBC/XA not supported) [see note 11]
  • IBM DB2 V9.5 [see note 21]
  • Informix Dynamic Server V9.40 with Client SDK V2.90
  • Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) V10 with Client SDK V2.90
  • Oracle 9i Release 2 with Patch Set 4 (Version 9.2.0.5) [see note 1]
  • Oracle 10g Release 1
  • Oracle 10g Release 2
  • Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) V12.5.3 ESD#1 and Sybase SDK V12.5.1 ESD#7
Compilers
  • IBM C for AIX V6.0
  • IBM XL C Enterprise Edition for AIX v7.0
  • IBM XL C Enterprise Edition for AIX v8.0
  • IBM XL C Enterprise Edition for AIX v9.0 [see note 18]
  • IBM XL C Enterprise Edition for AIX v10.1 [see note 22]
  • IBM VisualAge C++ Professional for AIX V6.0
  • IBM XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition for AIX v7.0
  • IBM XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition for AIX v8.0
  • IBM XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition for AIX v9.0 [see note 18]
  • IBM XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition for AIX v10.1 [see note 22]
  • IBM COBOL Set for AIX V2.0 (32-bit applications only)
  • Micro Focus Server Express V4.0 (COBOL)
  • Micro Focus Server Express V5.0 (COBOL)
  • Micro Focus Server Express V5.1 (COBOL) [see note 23]
Connectivity
  • IBM Communications Server for AIX V6.1 (SNA)
  • IBM Communications Server for AIX V6.3 (SNA) [see note 13]
  • 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 TXSeries V5.1
  • IBM TXSeries V6.1 and V6.2 [see notes 14 and 15]
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server V5.0 and V5.1 [see note 20]
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server, including the WebSphere Application Server client container, V6.0.2 (see this document and note 20 for more information)
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server, including the WebSphere Application Server client container, V6.1 (see this document and note 20 for more information)
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server, including the WebSphere Application Server client container, V7.0 (see this document and note 20 for more information)
  • BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 + SP4 on AIX 5.2 and 5.3, and IBM JDK 1.4x [see note 20]
  • BEA WebLogic Server 9.2 [see notes 16,19 and 20]
  • BEA Tuxedo V8.1 + SP4 on AIX 5.2 and 5.3, and IBM JDK 1.4.x [see note 20]
  • BEA Tuxedo V9.0 [see note 8]
SOAP Support SDK for AIX, Java 2 Technology Edition 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. For Oracle 9i, Release 2 with Patch Set 4 (V9.2.0.5) patch 3501955 is required.
  2. Only IBM DB2 and Oracle are supported for Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) and Extended Architecture (XA) usage.
  3. Where higher levels of WebSphere Application Server V6 are suggested, this only includes V6.x levels and does not include other product versions.
  4. AIX platform with 64-bit hardware, 32-bit and 64-bit WebSphere MQ APIs are supported and the operating system can have either a 32-bit or 64-bit kernel.
  5. 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. Customers 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.
  6. The 'MQ Explorer' is not supported on this platform.
  7. AIX V5.2 is not supported by WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition v6.0.
  8. Only for 32-bit support.
  9. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.0 is the minimum supported level for Java V5.0 support.
  10. Only 64-bit DB2 instances can be used with 64-bit WebSphere MQ.
  11. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.0 or later is required.
  12. For details of the Support Statement for JCA (on WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.1 or later only) please see here.
  13. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.2 or later is required; also see Technote 1271607.
  14. This requires (i) WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.1 or later and (ii) either AIX 5.3 TL6 SP4 plus APAR IZ10231 or AIX 6.1.
    Please note: APAR IZ10231 is available in AIX 5.3-TechnologyLevel6-ServicePack5 (AIX 5.3 TL6-SP5, TL7, 610).
  15. The resiliency feature of TXSeries V6.1/V6.2 is not supported with WMQ v6. For more details, please refer to
    XA Resiliency feature of TXSeries V6.1/V6.2 doesn't work with WMQ as RM.
  16. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.3 or later is required.
  17. Defect support is available for virtualization environments where they relate to releases of this platform already supported by
    WebSphere MQ. Unless stated elsewhere in the system requirements, WebSphere MQ has not been specifically tested in
    virtualization environments. WebSphere MQ Support is therefore unable to assist in issues related to configuration and
    setup, or issues that are directly related to the virtualization environment itself.
  18. The minimum level of IBM XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition for AIX v9.0 is 9.0.0.3.
  19. Ensure that the latest BEA WebLogic SupportPac (SP) is installed; specifically, the following BEA WebLogic patches must be applied; CR249009, CR211194, CR243824, CR249009. Please contact BEA technical support if you need to acquire the patches.
  20. The use of the WebSphere MQ classes for JMS in EJBs and MDBs is fully supported. The WebSphere MQ base classes for Java are supported with restrictions - for more details see, Using WebSphere MQ Java Interfaces in J2EE/JEE Environments
  21. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.5 or later is required.
  22. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.7 or later is required.
  23. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.8 or later is required.


Change History
  • 26 October 2005: Modifications to the format and minor clarifications.
  • 13 March 2006: Clarified hardware support.
  • 5 April 2006: Added note 7.
  • 2 June 2006: Added support for Oracle 10GR2.
  • 20 October 2006: Added support for XL C Enterprise Edition for AIX v8.0 and IBM XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition for AIX v8.0.
  • 17 November 2006: Added Tuxedo V9.0 support and note 8.
  • 7 December 2006: Added 32-bit and 64-bit Java V5.0 support.
  • 8 December 2006: Added note 9.
  • 25 January 2007: Added note 10 "Only 64-bit DB2 instances can be used with 64-bit WebSphere MQ".
  • 7 February 2007: Added support for IBM DB2 Universal Database V9.1 (JDBC/XA not supported)
  • 30 March 2007: Added note 12.
  • 19 June 2007: Made change to databases IBM DB2 and Connectivity TCP/IP.
  • 18 September 2007: Added support for IBM Communications Server for AIX V6.3 (SNA).
  • 18 December 2007: Added Micro Focus Service Express V5.0 (COBOL)
  • 15 January 2008: Added support for TXSeries V6.1.
  • 22 February 2008: Added support for AIX 6.1.
  • 10 March 2008: Added virtualization note.
  • 3 April 2008: Added support for TXSeries V6.2.
  • 21 April 2008: Added support for IBM XL C Enterprise Edition for AIX v9.0.
  • 30 April 2008: Clarified SSL support is not available with JDK 1.3.1.
  • 5 June 2008: Added support for BEA WebLogic Server 9.2.
  • 7 July 2008: In the Transaction Manager section added the IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2 and V6.1 entries.
  • 10 October 2008: Added Note 20.
  • 6 November 2008: Added support for IBM WebSphere Application Server, including the WebSphere Application Server client container, V7.0.
  • 21 November 2008: Added support for IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0.
  • 19 December 2008: Added the Cryptography Cards section.
  • 6 March 2009: Added support for IBM DB2 V9.5.
  • 7 April 2009: Added support for IBM 32/64-bit SDK for AIX Java 2 Technology Edition V6.0.
  • 23 June 2009: Added support for IBM XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition for AIX v10.1.
  • 22 October 2009: Added support for Micro Focus Server Express V5.1 (COBOL).
  • 20 July 2010: Clarified POWER7 support.

Related information

All WebSphere MQ system requirements
WebSphere MQ Library
Recommended Fixes

Original publication date

2005/6/28

Product Alias/Synonym

WMQ MQ ESE

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Software version:

6.0

Operating system(s):

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Reference #:

7006268

Modified date:

2007-02-07

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