System requirements for WebSphere Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension 7.0 on z/OS

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This document contains the system requirements for WebSphere Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension 7.0 on z/OS.


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Mandatory Requirements
- Message Broker Runtime

Optional Requirements
- Additional applications that can be used/connected
- Embedded application software

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General Information
  • Please refer to the WebSphere Message Broker README and IBM WebSphere Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension Version 7.0 README for the latest information on this environment.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Mandatory Requirements

Message Broker Runtime Environment
Hardware Requirements Any server capable of running one of the listed IBM z/OS releases.
Operating Systems
  • IBM z/OS V1R8 (RSU 0812) or later
Application Software

Optional Requirements

Embedded application software
Supported Adapters WebSphere Message Broker Version 7.0 supports SAP, Siebel and PeopleSoft WebSphere Adapters Version 7.0. For more information about the hardware and software requirements of WebSphere Adapters, see Supported software for IBM WebSphere Adapters and IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters.
WebSphere Service Registry & 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
WebSphere Transformation Extender for Integration Servers
WebSphere Application Server
  1. This is required when using SOAP nodes with the JMS transport when interfacing with WebSphere Application Server.
WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition
CICS Transaction Server

Additional applications that can be used/connected

Brokers can access Information Integrator data sources, for user data, on WebSphere Information Integrator V9.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

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.
JMS Providers The JMSInput and JMSOutput nodes are compatible with any JMS provider that conforms to the Java Message Service Specification, version 1.1.
JDBC type 4 support For non-XA transactions, you can create a JDBC type 4 connection from a broker to all supported database servers that provide a JDBC type 4 driver on z/OS:
  • IBM DB2 Driver for JDBC and SQLJ Version 9.1 and 9.5
  • IBM solidDB JDBC Driver 2.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC driver 1.1 for use with Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC driver 1.2 for use with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Oracle 10gR2 or 11gR1 JDBC Driver
  • Sybase jConnect for JDBC 6.05
  • IBM Informix JDBC 3.50.JC3
Business Process Automation and Monitoring
Security The runtime security manager interacts with the following external security providers:
  1. WS-Trust 1.3 compliant Security Token Servers, for valuation and issuance of tokens, are only supported on TFIM 6.2.
System Management
Compilers If you develop user-defined extensions in C or Java, you need the appropriate supported software:
  • IBM z/OS C/C++ for z/OS Version 1.8 or later
  • Java Version 64-bit (also known as Java 1.6) SR6 or later Service Release

Change History
  • 3rd December 2010: WebSphere Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension 7.0 on z/OS release.

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