Announcement: End of Support (EOS) for WebSphere Message Broker V6.1

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On September 30, 2013, IBM will withdraw support for WebSphere Message Broker V6.1 under the International Program License Agreement (IPLA). The replacement product is WebSphere Message Broker V8.0.
Support will be withdrawn for all Websphere Message Broker V6.1 components.

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Notice: On April 23, 2013 IBM released the following announcements regarding the next version beyond WebSphere Message Broker V8.0:

For more information please see IBM Integration Bus Product Overview

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What are the end of support dates for Websphere Message Broker V6.1 ?

Product Name Version General Availability End of Support
WebSphere Message Broker 6.1.x 27 Jun 2008 30 Sep 2013
WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS (Itanium) 6.1.x 14 Dec 2007 30 Sep 2013
WebSphere Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for Multiplatforms 6.1.x 14 Dec 2007 30 Sep 2013
WebSphere Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension for z/OS 6.1.x 14 Dec 2007 30 Sep 2013

The IBM Software Product Support Lifecycle page contains the announcement letters and support dates for all IBM Products.


How do I check which version of IBM Integration Bus or WebSphere Message Broker I am currently running?

How do I purchase a Support Extension?

Support extensions may be purchased for an additional fee. To extend your support of Websphere Message Broker V6.1 , please contact your local IBM Sales Representative.

US Customers, contact Customer Support Operations at option #2. If you give them the customer number they can quickly find the account representative for you.

Customers in other geographies should refer to the IBM directory of worldwide support contacts to find sales contact numbers in your region.

Is there information to help me upgrade?

The following information is available to assist you in migrating to a supported version of IBM Integration Bus or WebSphere Message Broker :

I am using Websphere Message Broker V6.1 as part of a bundle, am I still supported?

Yes, support is available for all IBM components of a product until the product or bundle is withdrawn from support. In addition, all components of a bundle have a common EOS date.

Is the documentation for Message Broker V6.1 still available?

The Websphere Message Broker Information Center and PDF manuals for Version 6.1 are still available. However, they will no longer be updated. For information about the Websphere Message Broker Information Center and PDF manuals for Version 6.1, see the Websphere Message Broker Library page.

How do I obtain a Websphere Message Broker V6.1 image if I still need it?

The Websphere Message Broker V6.1 images are available for download on Passport Advantage if you previously purchased them.

Is there a WebSphere Message Broker V8 trial version available for download?

You may obtain a trial version of WebSphere Message Broker V8.0 : This trial has all features enabled. This trial is for an evaluation period of 90 days.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Integration IBM Integration Bus Migration AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS 9.0 All Editions

Product Alias/Synonym

WMB MB WebSphere Message Broker IBM Integration Bus IIB IBMIB MQ Integrator WBIMB WBI-MB MQSI WMQI

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More support for:

WebSphere Message Broker
Migration

Software version:

6.1, 7.0, 8.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #:

1611769

Modified date:

2013-09-16

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