IBM MQ 9.2.2 for Multiplatforms, IBM MQ Appliance firmware, and IBM MQ on Cloud provide continuous delivery enhancements to extend and modernize IBM MQ messaging solutions

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP21-0090
March 23, 2021

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberAnnouncement countriesAnnouncement countries
PublicationsPublications


Overview

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IBM® MQ for Multiplatforms (IBM MQ) offers secure enterprise-grade messaging capabilities for once-and-only-once message delivery between applications. With MQ, if a message cannot be delivered immediately, it is secured in a queue where it waits until delivery is ensured.

MQ 9.2.2 is a follow-on offering to the MQ 9.2.1 continuous delivery (CD) release and includes the following enhancements:

  • MQ 9.2.2:
    • Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) browse support
  • MQ Advanced 9.2.2:
    • The capabilities listed in MQ 9.2.2
    • New ordering options for nonproduction workloads
    • An early release of "native high-availability", which is made available for demonstration purposes for clients deploying container-based queue managers to IBM Cloud Pak® for Integration using the MQ certified container
    • MQ Managed File Transfer commands to start and stop resource monitors and assets to simplify deployment in containers
    • MQ Advanced Message Security password protection enhancements
    • RDQM HA failed resource action identification and resolution, and high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) last "in sync" time information.
  • MQ Appliance 9.2.2 firmware:
    • The capabilities in MQ 9.2.2
    • HA failed resource action identification and resolution
    • MQ Appliance 9.2.2 firmware available for MQ Appliance M2001 and MQ Appliance M2002

These enhancements are not available with the MQ 9.2 long term service release (LTSR). The LTSR includes fixpacks that only provide fixes with no new function. For more information about LTSR and CD releases of MQ, see the IBM MQ FAQ for Long Term Support and Continuous Delivery releases website.



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Key requirements

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MQ 9.2.2 runs on a variety of operating systems and container runtime environments. For more details, see the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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March 25, 2021

See the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description

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Messaging middleware from IBM is designed to simplify and accelerate the integration of diverse applications and business data across multiple platforms. The IBM MQ solutions use message queues to facilitate the exchanges of information and offer a single messaging solution for cloud, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), and on-premises environments. By connecting virtually everything from a simple pair of applications to the most complex business environments, messaging middleware from IBM helps organizations improve business responsiveness, control costs, reduce risk, and gain near real-time insight from mobile, IoT, and sensor data.

MQ 9.2.2 includes the following enhancements:

  • AMQP support: AMQP Queue browse support for QPid Java™ Message Service (JMS) is added.

MQ Advanced 9.2.2 provides the previously listed capabilities as well as the following:

  • Non-production ordering options: New ordering options for non-production workloads can enable clients to deploy MQ Advanced at a reduced cost in development and test environments.
  • Native HA for Cloud Pak for Integration queue managers: Native HA is an integrated three-way data replication with quorum for individual queue managers, offering an embedded solution for clients deploying container-based queue managers to Cloud Pak for Integration. This release of the native HA capability is available for technical preview purposes only and is not supported for either production or non-production uses.
  • MQ Managed File Transfer (MFT): MFT is enhanced with two commands to start and stop Resource Monitors. These two commands allow a resource monitor to start or stop without the need to stop/start an agent. In addition, assets to deploy the MFT agent in Red Hat® OpenShift® and Docker environments are provided, including an image published in Docker Hub with GitHub samples to enable customization.
  • Security: In addition to the security items listed previously for MQ 9.2.2, additional enhancements to MQ Advanced Message Security can increase protection of C client passwords.
  • RDQM HA failed resource action identification and resolution: Failed resource actions, which can prevent queue manager failover or result in a queue manager running in a nonpreferred location, can be displayed and resolved using dedicated commands.
  • RDQM HA and DR last in sync time: The last in sync time is reported for HA and DR when nodes are not in sync, which can help with problem determination and recovery.

MQ Appliance 9.2.2 firmware includes the capabilities listed in MQ 9.2.2 and HA failed resource action identification and resolution. HA failed resource actions, which can prevent queue manager failover or result in a queue manager running in a nonpreferred location, can be displayed and resolved using dedicated commands.

MQ Appliance 9.2.2 firmware is available for the following appliances:

  • MQ Appliance M2001
  • MQ Appliance M2002

MQ on Cloud is available as a managed service on IBM Cloud® or Amazon Web Services (AWS). For feature details, see the IBM MQ supported features web page.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Reference information

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For general product information about MQ, see the IBM MQ website.

For information about IBM MQ for z/OS® Value Unit Edition 9.2.1, IBM MQ for z/OS Advanced 9.2.1, and IBM MQ for z/OS Advanced Value Unit Edition 9.2.1, see Software Announcement ZP20-0550, dated December 1, 2020.

For information about IBM MQ for z/OS, 9.2.1, see Software Announcement ZP20-0551, dated December 1, 2020.



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Availability of national languages

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Description Availability date Language
IBM MQ 9.2.2 March 25, 2021 English, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Polish, German, Hungarian, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Czech
IBM MQ Appliance firmware 9.2.2 March 25, 2021 English

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5724-H72 9.2.2 IBM MQ for Multiplatforms
5725-Z09 9.2.2 IBM MQ Appliance M2001
5737-H47 9.2.2 IBM MQ Appliance M2002
5737-H57 Cloud service IBM MQ on Cloud

Program name Program number Machine type-model
IBM MQ Appliance M2001 5725-Z09 8436-55X
IBM MQ Appliance M2002 5737-H47 8441-54X


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Publications

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For MQ 9.2.2 documentation, see IBM MQ 9.2 product documentation.

For MQ Appliance 9.2.2 documentation, see IBM MQ Appliance 9.2 product documentation.



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Services

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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

MQ 9.2.2 supports the following operating environments and programming languages:

Operating systems:

  • Microsoft™ Windows™
  • Linux®
  • IBM AIX®
  • IBM z/OS
Programming languages:

For MQ product software requirements, see the IBM MQ System Requirements website.

For MQ Appliance software requirements, see the IBM MQ System requirements for IBM MQ Appliance website.

For container runtime environments that are supported by the prebuilt MQ Advanced certified container, see the IBM MQ System Requirements website, select the product component or operating system for the MQ release being used, and view the "Containers" tab.

If you are building your own MQ containers, see the IBM MQ System Requirements website, select the product component or operating system for the MQ release being used, and view the "Cloud Platform" section in the "Supported Software" tab to see supported runtime environments (Docker, CRI-O, and Containerd).

The IBM MQ resource adapter is compatible with application servers that support the Java Enterprise Edition 7.0 specification.

MQ Appliance supports the following equipment approvals and safety standards:

Compatibility

Queue managers and clients in MQ 9.2.2 interoperate with queue managers and clients from current and previous levels of MQ, IBM WebSphere MQ, or IBM MQSeries®.

  • IBM MQ Explorer runs on the Linux x86-64 and Microsoft Windows platforms.
  • MQ Explorer, which is supplied with MQ 9.2.2, can use a client connection to connect to any supported level of MQ or WebSphere MQ on any platform.
  • MQ Managed File Transfer supports file transfers to and from server and client installations at any level of WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition.
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Planning information

Packaging

MQ 9.2.2 is delivered through the internet as an electronic download.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage® website.

These programs are only available through Passport Advantage. They are not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by IBM Business Partners.

To locate IBM Business Partners in your geography, see the Find a Business Partner page.

Passport Advantage

IBM MQ

IBM MQ 9.2.2 introduces the following part numbers:

As a convenience, the following table lists all previously announced part numbers.

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW S&S 12 Months D55V1LL
IBM MQ Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW S&S Renewal E0256LL
IBM MQ Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D55V2LL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0GGQLL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0ALULL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0GGSLL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1VAILL
IBM MQ Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1RYSLL
IBM MQ Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1D2FLL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D193BLL

IBM MQ Advanced

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Advanced Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW S&S 12 Months D1GZULL
IBM MQ Advanced Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW S&S Renewal E0LNALL
IBM MQ Advanced Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D1GZVLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW S&S 12 Months D1H5GLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW S&S Renewal E0LNDLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D1H5HLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1VAKLL
IBM MQ Advanced Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1RYWLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1H8VLL
IBM MQ Advanced Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1H8TLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + Software Subscription and Support 12 Months D052HZX
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment Processor Value Unit (PVU) Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement 12 Months D052IZX
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual Software Subscription and Support Renewal E052GZX
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment Virtual Processor Core Software Monthly License D052MZX

IBM MQ Telemetry

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Telemetry per Install Annual SW S&S Renewal E0DRHLL

IBM MQ Advanced Message Security Component

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Advanced Message Security Component Per PVU Annual SW S&S Renewal E0DS8LL
IBM MQ Advanced Message Security Component High Availability Replica 10 PVUs Annual SW S&S Renewal E0DS0LL

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Component

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW S&S Renewal E0LNELL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service High Availability Replica 10 PVUs Annual SW S&S Renewal E0LNKLL
IBM MQ File Transfer Agent Install Annual SW S&S Renewal E0LNLLL

IBM MQ Advanced for Developers

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers Install Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0MZPLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers Install License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PI3LL
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers Install SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1PI4LL
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers Install Monthly License D1PI5LL

IBM MQ Appliance

For ordering information for MQ Appliance M2002, see Software Announcement ZP21-0067, dated January 26, 2021.


Passport Advantage trade up

Clients must have previously acquired licenses for the following precursor products to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses for the trade-up products:

IBM MQ 9.2.2 introduces the following part numbers:

As a convenience, the following table lists all previously announced part numbers.

Precursor product Trade-up product Trade-up part number
IBM MQ Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM MQ Advanced Processor Value Unit (PVU) D1GZWLL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) D1H5ILL
IBM MQ for Linux on z Systems® Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM MQ Advanced for Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) D1H00LL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica for Linux on z Systems PVU Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica for Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) D1H6ELL
MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM MQ Advanced Processor Value Unit (PVU) D29RYLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment for Linux on IBM Z® Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM MQ Advanced for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) D29RZLL

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


Cross-platform product for use on IBM Z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on IBM Z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run in these environments, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. The following set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement:

IBM MQ

IBM MQ 9.2.2 introduces the following part numbers:

As a convenience, the following table lists all previously announced part numbers.

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D55V4LL
IBM MQ for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0257LL
IBM MQ for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D55V5LL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0GGNLL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0ALTLL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0GGPLL
MQ High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D193ALL
IBM MQ for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1938LL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1VAJLL
IBM MQ Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1RYTLL

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ File Transfer Agent for Linux on IBM Z Install Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0LNGLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0LNCLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z 10 Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0LNJLL

IBM MQ Advanced

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Advanced for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1GZYLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0LNBLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1GZZLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H6BLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0LNILL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1H6CLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1VALLL
IBM MQ Advanced Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1RYZLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1H8SLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1H8ULL
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + Software Subscription and Support 12 Months D052KZX
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement 12 Months D052LZX
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual Software Subscription and Support Renewal E052JZX
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment for Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Software Monthly License D052NZX

IBM MQ Advanced Message Security

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Advanced Message Security Component for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0DS7LL
IBM MQ Advanced Message Security Component High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0DRZLL

IBM MQ Advanced for Developers

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers Linux on IBM Z Install Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0MZQLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers Linux on IBM Z Install License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PI7LL
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers Linux on IBM Z Install SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1PI8LL
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers Linux on IBM Z Install Monthly License D1PI6LL

Charge metric

The charge metrics for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information number
5724-H72 IBM MQ 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGB6
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVJJB3
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVJJB3
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced for Developers 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGED
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGFN
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGFN
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGGU
5724-H72 IBM MQ Telemetry 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGSZ
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGCW
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service High Availability Replica 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMH54
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security High Availability Replica 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMH54
5724-H72 IBM MQ High Availability Replica 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMH6A
5737-H47 IBM MQ Appliance M2002 V9.2 L-APIG-BMKGA4

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage®, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

The following License Information documents apply to the offerings in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information number
5724-H72 IBM MQ 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGB6
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVJJB3
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVJJB3
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced for Developers 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGED
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGFN
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGFN
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGGU
5724-H72 IBM MQ Telemetry 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGSZ
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGCW
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service High Availability Replica 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMH54
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security High Availability Replica 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMH54
5724-H72 IBM MQ High Availability Replica 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMH6A
5737-H47 IBM MQ Appliance M2002 V9.2 1 L-APIG-BMKGA4

1The MQ 9.2.2 firmware level can be installed on M2001 appliances if the client accepts the license terms in L-APIG-BMKGA4.

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Support Guide.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support enables you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, LTSRs, or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months notice.

MQ for Multiplatforms 9.2.2 is a CD release. IBM will investigate defects on any supported level. Defect fixes are provided for a CD release for 12 months from general availability (GA) or while it remains one of the two most recent CD releases, whichever is longer. For additional information about the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

MQ Appliance 9.2.2 firmware is a CD release. IBM will investigate defects on any supported level. CD release firmware is supported for 12 months from GA or while it remains one of the two most recent CD releases, whichever is longer. Interim fixes are provided as firmware updates in combination with the latest fix-pack level of the selected LTSR or in combination with the latest CD release. Note that the MQ Appliance firmware has a different support lifecycle than the MQ Appliance hardware. See the Appliance Support Guide for additional information.

If you require additional technical support from IBM, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. An extension of support beyond the discontinuance date might be available for a fee. Note that an extension of support is not available for the IBM MQ Appliance.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Usage restrictions

Yes

This offering is subject to usage restrictions. See the following License Information documents for details:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information number
5724-H72 IBM MQ 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGB6
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVJJB3
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVJJB3
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced for Developers 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGED
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGFN
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGFN
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGGU
5724-H72 IBM MQ Telemetry 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGSZ
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMGCW
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service High Availability Replica 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMH54
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security High Availability Replica 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMH54
5724-H72 IBM MQ High Availability Replica 9.2 - 03/2021 L-APIG-BVMH6A
5737-H47 IBM MQ Appliance M2002 V9.2 1 L-APIG-BMKGA4

1 The MQ 9.2.2 firmware level can be installed on M2001 appliances if the client accepts the license terms in L-APIG-BMKGA4.

See License Information documents for details. These restrictions are current as of the date of announcement. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for any new or revised restrictions.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Support Guide.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Education allowance does not apply. Education software allowance does not apply. Special education prices are available for qualified clients through Passport Advantage.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

Trademarks

IBM, IBM Cloud Pak, Passport Advantage, IBM Cloud, z/OS, Global Technology Services, AIX, MQSeries, z Systems and IBM Z are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Oracle and Java are trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates in the United States, other countries, or both.

Red Hat and OpenShift are registered trademarks of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from the Linux Foundation, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world­wide basis.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Reference to other products in this announcement does not necessarily imply those products are announced, or intend to be announced, in your country. Additional terms of use are located at

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