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IBM IMS Enterprise Suite Release Notes

Release notes


Abstract

This document provides the list of all versions of the IBM® IMS™ Enterprise Suite that are in service and what's new and deprecated to assist you with the planning, installation, and maintenance of the suite.

Content

To find out if newer updates are available for the components you use, see the release notes for the version of IMS Enterprise Suite that you have installed:


Important: Customers using IMS Enterprise Suite Version 2.1 or Version 2.2 should upgrade to the latest version in service as soon as possible to continue to receive support and to take advantage of enhancements and new features.
What's New
A new component, IMS Mobile Feature Pack for z/OS® Connect Enterprise Edition, is added in IMS Enterprise Suite V3.2.1 (PID 5655-TDA). This component works with IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition V2 (z/OS Connect EE, PID 5655-CEE) to provide a RESTful solution for accessing IMS transactions with support for REST API definition and deployment.


Deprecated, removed, and stabilized features
  • Deprecated feature
    A deprecated feature is no longer recommended for use. Use the recommended alternative instead.
    • No further enhancements will be delivered for IMS Mobile Feature Pack for z/OS Connect V1.0.
      IMS Enterprise Suite V3.2, which was made available October 30, 2015, is the last release to include this component. The V3.2 release in October 2015 bundled WebSphere® Application Server Liberty Profile V8.5.5.7 and its z/OS Connect V1.0 feature. No further updates will be made to either of these bundled components. Customers should move to IMS Mobile Feature Pack for z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition, available in IMS Enterprise Suite V3.2.1, which not only supports later releases of these bundled components but additionally provides support for REST API definition and deployment.
  • Removed features
    • IMS Connect API for C is removed from IMS Enterprise Suite V3.2. V3.1 is the last version that includes the C API.
    • For IMS SOAP Gateway, support is removed in V3.2 for the following functions:
      • Running on Windows and Linux for System z®
      • Business events
      • One-thread-per-connection-bundle callout thread management policy
  • Stabilized feature
    IBM does not currently plan to deprecate or remove this feature, but IBM intends to stop future enhancements.
    • IBM intends to stop developing major enhancements to IMS SOAP Gateway. Customers interested in enhanced SOAP capabilities may want to consider other options such as Ivory Service Architect, offered by IBM Business Partner GT Software. See the statement of direction in IBM United States Software Announcement 216-048.

For a full definition of these terms, see Deprecated, stabilized, superseded, and removed features in the IMS Enterprise Suite product information.


Product documentation

Product documentation for all versions of IMS Enterprise Suite is available in IBM Knowledge Center. For hardcopy format, you can use the Print function in IBM Knowledge Center.

Product downloads

IMS Enterprise Suite for the distributed platforms can be downloaded from the IMS Enterprise Suite download website. For the z/OS platform, order a CBPDO through the IBM Shopz website.

Document information

More support for: IMS Enterprise Suite

Software version: 3.1, 3.2

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 7035912

Modified date: 2015-11-02