System Requirements for WebSphere Message Broker V6.1 on Linux for System z

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Abstract

This document contains system requirements for the WebSphere V6.1 Broker products on Linux for System z.

Content

The Configuration Manager, User Name Server and Broker requirements for Linux for System z 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, regardless of whether Linux for System z is running natively in a LPAR or within a z/VM, or whether IFLs are used. 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
  • Any server capable of running one of the listed Linux for System z releases
Operating Systems
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.0 (plus Update 2) or later update [see section note 1]
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.0 or later update [see section note 1]
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 or later update [see section note 3]
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9 or later update [see section note 1]
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 or later update [see section note 1]
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 or later update [see section note 2]

Notes:
  1. Only 64-bit versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) are supported.
  2. WMB V6.1.0.5 or later is required.
  3. WMB V6.1.0.9 or later is required.
Databases
(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.

Notes:
  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 10.2.0.4 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. 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.
  5. Globally coordinated transaction support (‘XA’) is provided.
  6. WMB V6.1.0.5 or later is required.
  7. 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. Supported versions of DB2 can be found here.

    b. This support is subject to the following restrictions:
      i. The broker database may not reside on the System z server.
WebSphere MQ
Notes:
  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 (RHEL AS 4.0, RHEL 5.0, SLES 9 and SLES 10)
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Notes:
  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
  • 9 October 2007: Initial release date November.
  • 20 November 2007: Added note 14.
  • 3 December 2007: Added Supported Adapters section and note 15.
  • 15 February 2008: Clarified the hardware details.
  • 15 February 2008: Removed Note: Oracle Database Server requires the Oracle Runtime Client.
  • 7 March 2008: Added Automatic Client Reroute for DB2 is supported.
  • 11 March 2008: Added virtualization note.
  • 29 May 2008: New format released (WebSphere Message Broker 6.1.0.2 information is also included).
  • 1 July 2008: Replaced note 2 in Databases section.
  • 27 November 2008: General update in support of the WebSphere Message Broker 6.1.0.3 release.
  • 17 December 2008: Added (64-bit) to IBM WebSphere MQ for Linux on System z, V6.0.
  • 23 December 2008: Removed Oracle 11g Release 1.
  • 4 March 2009: Clarified RHEL V5 version support.
  • 6 April 2009: Added 'XA' support for DB2 9.5.
  • 11th June 2009: Added support for stored procedures on IDS and Oracle RAC in XA environment.
  • 18th September 2009: Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.3.
  • 20th January 2010: Added support for IBM WebSphere MQ for Linux for System z, V7.0.1.
  • 12th February 2010: Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLES) 11.
  • 7th April 2010: Added support for IBM DB2 9.7.
  • 11th February 2011: Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0.
  • 12th March 2012: Oracle RAC support clarification added.
  • 8th May 2012: Added support for WSRR 7.5.

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WebSphere Broker detailed system requirements

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WMB WEB WMB with RFE

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Software version:

6.1

Operating system(s):

Linux SUSE - zSeries

Reference #:

7010519

Modified date:

2007-10-25

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