IMS TM Resource Adapter Version 10

Release notes


Version 10 is based on version 1.5 of the J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA). The latest version is version 10.5.3.


Version 10 of the IMS™ TM resource adapter went out of service on November 12, 2012. Customers should upgrade to use the latest version of the resource adapter for the most recent updates and features. For all available versions, see the IMS TM Resource Adapter web page.

IMS TM Resource Adapter Version 10 New Features

  • Support for integrating IMS MFS services in business processes through IBM® Integration Designer and IBM Process Server (Version 10.5 and later)
    By using the IMS TM resource adapter, business integration developers can use IBM Integration Designer to generate services from IMS MFS conversational and non-conversational applications into reusable components to be integrated into their existing business processes. MFS application services created in IBM Integration Designer can then be deployed to run in IBM Process Server.
  • Support for the OTMA transaction expiration function (Version 10.4 and later)
    The IMS TM resource adapter now supports the OTMA transaction expiration function in IMS Version 10 and Version 11. This OTMA enhancement enables a client application to instruct OTMA that, when the execution times out, the transaction expires, the client application no longer waits for the response, and the transaction can be discarded or dequeued.

    Prior to this release, when the execution timeout value that is set through the executionTimeout property is reached, the transaction could not be cancelled on OTMA and therefore used up unnecessary resources. This added support enables an IMS TM resource adapter client application to take advantage of the transaction expiration enhancement in OTMA to relieve OTMA from having to process unnecessary transaction request messages.

    The OTMA transaction expiration function in IMS Version 10 requires APAR PK70458, PK74024, and PK74017. No APAR is required for IMS Version 11.

Other major new features in Version 10 include:
  • Support for processing both asynchronous and synchronous callout requests from IMS applications
    This function enables IMS applications in a dependent region to issue callout requests to a Web service or data provider, and, optionally, synchronously or asynchronously receive the responses.
  • Support for processing asynchronous callout requests by using an message-driven bean (MDB)
    You can now use an MDB to process asynchronous callout requests. With MDBs, you gain the benefits of clearer separation of message handling and business processing, and a wider reuse of the business processing by other incoming messages.
  • Support for the invocation of IMS applications by using complex data types from distributed platforms
    With WebSphere® Transformation Extender Design Studio, you can build applications that send complex data formats to and from IMS applications.
  • Support for re-establishing any stale connection in a connection pool when the connection encounters a communication failure
    This enhancement enables you to recycle IMS Connect during system maintenance without having to resubmit any IMS TM resource adapter interactions from the client application.
  • IMS MFS SOA support
    IMS MFS SOA support is integrated with the Enterprise Metadata Discovery (EMD) framework in Rational® Application Developer Version 7.5 or later to transform existing MFS-based IMS applications into J2C Java™ beans and J2C Java Data Binding classes.
  • Rerouting undelivered output messages to a specified destination for commit mode 0, SYNC_SEND interactions on sharable persistent sockets
    The reroute function allows undelivered output messages to be rerouted to a specified destination.

System Requirements

The runtime environment is the same as the target WebSphere® Application Server where the IMS TM resource adapter is deployed.

Related Information

  • Version 10 - List of updates
    This document provides a cumulative list of updates, both new features and bug fixes, in Version 10. This information can also be found in the README.html file for each version on the IMS TM resource adapter download page.
  • Supported architecture, development environments, and products
    This document helps you determine the version of the IMS TM resource adapter to use based on your integrated development environment (IDE) and the version of IMS you are using.
  • Documentation
    The IMS TM Resource Adapter information is available in the Information Management Software for z/OS® Solutions Information Center.
  • Download
    Download the latest version of the IMS TM resource adapter based on your software configurations.

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