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System Requirements for WebSphere Message Broker V6.1 for HP-UX on Itanium

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This document contains system requirements for the WebSphere Broker V6.1 products on HP-UX on Itanium.


The Configuration Manager, User Name Server and Broker requirements for HP-UX on Itanium are documented below.

Configuration Manager, User Name Server and Broker Requirements:

Please read first
  • WebSphere Message Broker, WebSphere MQ Integrator, and Integrator Broker product READMEs
  • Where patches for a product are specified, this means that these patches were required to resolve problems found during testing and should therefore be considered as the minimum necessary maintenance level. Further maintenance should be applied in accordance with the guidance of the relevant software manufacturer.
  • The Message Broker supports any JMS 1.1 provider. The minimum embedded JRE is Java™ 1.5. Both of these factors need to be considered when selecting a JMS provider whose client will be embedded in Message Broker.
  • The Rules and Formatter Extension is not supported on this platform.
  • Defect support is available for virtualization environments where they relate to releases of this platform already supported by WebSphere Message Broker. Unless stated elsewhere in the system requirements, WebSphere Message Broker has not been specifically tested in virtualization environments. WebSphere Message Broker Support is therefore unable to assist in issues related to configuration and setup, or issues that are directly related to the virtualization environment itself.
Hardware Requirements
  • Itanium systems - any hardware that is explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software shown below, and any associated applications unmodified.
Operating Systems
  • HP-UX 11i V2 (11.23) for Itanium (plus the recommended HP-UX 11.23 patches required for Java 5.0 (Java 1.5))
  • HP-UX 11i V3 for Itanium
(required for the broker component only)
Brokers can access Information Integrator data sources, for user data, on WebSphere Information Integrator for Linux, UNIX, and Windows V8.2.
Brokers can access, via JDBC only, Information Integrator data sources for user data on WebSphere Information Integrator Classic Federation (IICF) for z/OS, where the WebSphere IICF client code is provided for the Message Broker platform.
  • IBM DB2 Enterprise Edition, 8.2 (and other IBM DB2 UDB 8.2 editions for production purposes) [see section notes 1, 3, 9 and 11]
  • IBM DB2 9.1 [see section notes 1, 3, 4 and 11]
  • IBM DB2 9.5 [see section notes 1, 3, 4 and 11]
  • IBM DB2 9.7 [see section notes 1, 3, 4, 9 and 11]
  • Oracle 10g Release 2 [see section note 2]
  • Oracle 11g Release 1 [see section note 2]
  • Oracle 11g Release 2 [see section notes 2 and 10]
  • Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) V12.5 [see section note 5]
  • Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) V15.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 [plus Service Pack 1] [see section notes 5 and 7]
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 [see section note 9]
  • Informix Dynamic Server V10.00 with FC5 Fix Pack. Informix Client SDK V2.90 with FC4R1 Fix Pack [see section notes 5, 6 and 8]

  1. JDBC Type-4 transaction support using DB2 requires a minimum level of DB2 9.1 Fix Pack 3 or later. Support on DB2 8 is not available.
  2. Only the connect-time failover feature, using a list of alternate servers, of Oracle RAC in non-XA environments is supported. The connect-time failover feature, using a list of alternate servers, of Oracle RAC is also supported in ODBC XA environments for supported Oracle versions from and above, with WebSphere Message Broker V6.1.0.6 or later. Please note that this is only supported for 64 bit execution groups for this platform.
  3. Automatic Client Reroute for DB2 is supported.
  4. Globally coordinated transaction support (‘XA’) is provided.
  5. WebSphere Message Broker V6.1.0.2 is the minimum supported product level.
  6. Informix support only for user databases. Large objects (LOBs) are not supported. Stored procedures are supported with WebSphere Message Broker V6.1.0.4 and Informix Client SDK V3.50 with FC4 Fix Pack.
  7. APAR IC58261 must be applied.
  8. APARs IC57602 and IC58260 must be applied.
  9. WMB V6.1.0.5 or later is required.
  10. WMB V6.1.0.8 or later is required. 
  11. IBM DB2 Database Server - System i support (non-XA only).
    a. Brokers can access DB2 Databases, for user data, on System i servers running OS/400 V5R2, V5R3 or V5R4 via DB2 Connect.

    b. This support is subject to the following restrictions:

      i. The broker database may not reside on the System i server.

      ii. Globally coordinated ('XA') transactions are not supported.

      iii. Database stored procedures on the System i server may be called, when using DB2 Connect, but not with System i Access for Windows.

IBM DB2 Database Server - System z support:

    a. Brokers can access DB2 Databases, for user data, on System z servers via DB2 Connect.

    b. This support is subject to the following restrictions:
      i. The broker database may not reside on the System z server.
WebSphere MQ
  1. WebSphere MQ V6.0.1.0 or later is required for globally coordinated transaction support (‘XA’).
  2. WebSphere Message Broker V6.1.0.3 or later is required.
  3. WebSphere Message Broker V6.1.0.5 or later is required
Supported Adapters For specific enterprise information system (EIS) product versions supported by the v6.1 WebSphere Adapters embedded in WebSphere Message Broker please refer to the software requirements page at: Supported software for IBM WebSphere Adapters and IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters
  • SAP (HP-UX 11i V2 and HP-UX 11i V3)
  • Siebel (HP-UX 11i V2)
  • PeopleSoft (HP-UX 11i V2)
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
  1. Support is provided when using 6.1 compatibility URLs.
    Documentation for the "compatibility URLs" mentioned can be found at: WebSphere Service Registry and Repository - Web service interface URLs

Change History
  • 26th September 2007: Initial release date November.
  • 20th November 2007: Added note 12.
  • 3rd December 2007: Added Supported Adapters section and note 13.
  • 25th January 2008: Added support for HP-UX 11i V3.
  • 15th February 2008: Removed Note: Oracle Database Server requires the Oracle Runtime Client.
  • 22nd February 2008: Added Automatic Client Reroute for DB2 is supported.
  • 11th March 2008: Added virtualization note.
  • 29th May 2008: New format released (WMB information is also included).
  • 1st July 2008: Replaced note 2 in Databases section.
  • 15th October 2008: Updated the Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) V12.5, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Informix Dynamic Server V10.00 support details.
  • 27th November 2008: General update in support of the WMB release.
  • 7th April 2009: Added 'XA' support to DB2 9.5.
  • 11th June 2009: Added support for stored procedures on IDS and Oracle RAC in XA environment.
  • 20th July, 2009: Added support for Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) V15.
  • 20th January 2010: Added support for IBM WebSphere MQ for HP-UX Itanium, V7.0.1.
  • 7th April 2010: Added support for IBM DB2 9.7.
  • 23rd July 2010: Added support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
  • 29th September 2010: Added support for Oracle 11g Release 2.
  • 12th March 2012: Oracle RAC support clarification added.
  • 8th May 2012: Added support for WSRR 7.5.

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Message Broker

Software version: 6.1

Operating system(s): HP-UX

Reference #: 7010514

Modified date: 25 October 2007

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