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System Requirements for WebSphere Message Broker V6.1 for z/OS

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This document contains system requirements for the WebSphere Broker V6.1 products on z/OS.


The Configuration Manager, User Name Server and Broker requirements for the following products or equivalents are supported at the specified minimum levels.

Configuration Manager, User Name Server and Broker Requirements:

Please read first
  • WebSphere Message Broker, WebSphere MQ Integrator, and Integrator Broker product READMEs
  • Before installing any new products, ensure that you review their current Preventative Service Planning (PSP) information.
  • 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.
  • Message Broker supports any JMS 1.1 provider, and requires a minimum JRE level of Java 1.5. Both of these factors need to be considered when selecting a JMS provider whose client will be embedded in Message Broker.
  • 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
  • Any server capable of running one of the listed IBM z/OS releases
Operating Systems
  • IBM z/OS V1R7 (5694-A01), at RSU0609 or later, plus PTFs for APARs PK34716 and PK34041.
  • IBM SMP/E for z/OS (5655-G44) V3R3 or later
XML Toolkit
  • XML Toolkit (5655-J51) V1.9 for z/OS
  • 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V5 (SR5 or later service release)
(required for the broker component only)
Brokers can access Information Integrator data sources, for user data, on WebSphere Information Integrator Classic Federation for z/OS V8.2, providing connectivity with z/OS data sources: IMS, VSAM, ISAM, sequential files, CA-IDMS, CA-Datacom, Software AG ADABAS, and DB2.

Brokers can connect directly to WebSphere Information Integrator Classic Federation for z/OS V8.2 by JDBC only.

Brokers can connect indirectly to WebSphere Information Integrator Classic Federation for z/OS V8.2 though an intermediate DB2 system on z/OS. When using this configuration, only an ODBC CAF connection is supported between the broker and DB2, and therefore this support does not include two-phase-commit.

Please note that all broker ODBC data sources will be either CAF or RRSAF. When CAF is used, database operations are not coordinated by RRS. This includes any updates to the broker database as well as user databases.

  1. Automatic Client Reroute for DB2 is supported.
WebSphere MQ
  1. WebSphere Message Broker V6.1.0.3 or later is required.
  2. PTF for APAR PM00450 is required.
  3. WebSphere Message Broker V6.1.0.10 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 (z/OS V1R7)
Rules and Formatter Extension Please refer to the Rules and Formatter Extension installation readme for a list of supported databases.
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

  • 12 October 2007: Initial release date November.
  • 20 November 2007: Changed Operating Systems, WebSphere MQ and Databases information.
  • 3 December 2007: Added Supported Adapters section and note 6.
  • 10 December 2007: Changed Operating System and Databases sections.
  • 7 March 2008: Added Automatic Client Reroute for DB2 is supported.
  • 29 May 2008: New format released (WMB information is also included).
  • 27 June 2008: Clarified the Java 5 support includes the associated service releases.
  • 27 November 2008: General update in support of the WMB release.
  • 20 January 2010: Added support for IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V7.0.1.
  • 8 May 2012: Added support for WSRR 7.5

Related information

WebSphere Broker detailed system requirements

Product Alias/Synonym


Document information

More support for: WebSphere Message Broker

Software version: 6.1

Operating system(s): z/OS

Reference #: 7010523

Modified date: 25 October 2007

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