IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 Continuous Delivery release delivers enhanced options for administration and operational control, and wider support within the IBM z/OS ecosystem

IBM United States Software Announcement 216-507
November 15, 2016


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IBM® MQ for z/OS®, V9.0.1 is the first Continuous Delivery release that includes enhancements to IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.0, specifically in the control for monitoring and availability, and also messaging capability to a wider set of z/OS environments. Specific enhancements include:

  • Initial availability of the IBM MQ Console for administration and monitoring of IBM MQ
  • Initial release of a new REST API that enables the creation of new http-based tools to perform IBM MQ Administration functions
  • Provision of an IBM MQ Service Provider in support of z/OS Connect
  • Additional support for messaging within CICS® Liberty Java™ Virtual Machine (JVM) Server


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Overview
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IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 is the first Continuous Delivery release that builds on the earlier release of IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0, to deliver robust, secure, and scalable enterprise messaging for connecting applications, systems, and services on-premise, in the cloud, or in hybrid environments.

You now have a choice to follow either:

  • Long Term Support Release for IBM MQ for z/OS, V9 that provides only fixes and no new function
  • Continuous Delivery release for IBM MQ for z/OS, V9 that delivers both fixes and new function

This release includes both fixes to IBM MQ V9 and new function. New functions include:

  • Updates for enhanced tooling through the MQ Console, a browser-based administration tool
  • New REST API for administration
  • IBM MQ Service Provider for z/OS Connect
  • Additional support for messaging within CICS Liberty JVM Server

If you choose this Continuous Delivery release, you need to continue to apply further continuous delivery updates of fixes and new function. It is not recommended that you switch back and forth between the Long Term Support Release and the Continuous Delivery release.

For more information on Continuous Delivery release, refer to Software Announcement 216-206, dated April 19, 2016.



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Key prerequisites
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IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 runs on any IBM z Systems™ server that supports z/OS V2.01, with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites for IBM MQ for z/OS, the access methods, and the application programs.



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Planned availability date
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December 9, 2016



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Description
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As the initial delivery for the Continuous Delivery release, IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 delivers new functions to enhance the features that are delivered in IBM MQ for z/OS, V9. The functions are only available if you download and deploy Version 9.0.1, and are not available in the IBM MQ for z/OS, V9 Long Term Support Release.

Enhancements in IBM MQ, V9.0.1 include:

  • Monitoring and administration

    IBM MQ Console, a browser-based administration tool, is available for configuration, management, and monitoring of the IBM MQ Appliance since it was first delivered in 2015. In this release, IBM MQ Console can now work with IBM MQ Queue Managers deployed on servers rather than on a the physical appliance.

    The IBM MQ Console is a browser-based, Zero Install, web application that provides a customizable view of MQ. Each area of interest can be selected and added to the view as a widget that can show only what is required. While it is not a complete replacement for existing methods, such as MQ Script Commands (MQSC) and the IBM MQ Explorer, it can be a useful option for some tasks without requiring the existing tools.

    An additional new function that is added to enhance the monitoring and administration of IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 is a new REST API. This initial release delivers the capability to create new http-based tools that allow for some IBM MQ Administration functions to be performed in new ways.

  • Support within the wider z/OS ecosystem

    IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition provides a framework that enables z/OS-based programs and data to participate fully in the new API economy for mobile and cloud applications. IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 provides the ability to access message driven z/OS subsystems through the use of RESTful APIs with JSON formatted messages. The z/OS Connect framework provides concurrent access, through a common interface, to multiple z/OS subsystems that now includes IBM MQ.

    The IBM MQ Service Provider is delivered within the UNIX™ System Services (USS) component of IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 and allows existing messaging services, that are fronted by IBM MQ, to be accessed through a RESTful front end. The IBM MQ Service Provider supports two distinct types of service:

    • One-way service provides MQ Put and MQ Get support to a single destination, where a destination can be an IBM MQ queue or a IBM MQ topic.
    • Two-way service provides a request-reply capability where some form of response is expected as a result of the initial request.

    IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1. also provides the new IBM MQ V9.0.1 Resource Adapter that supports connections from a CICS TS V5.3 Liberty JVM server to IBM MQ by using either client or bindings mode transports.

    • CICS standard-mode Liberty supports local bindings (RRS) and/or client (XA) connections. Suitable for porting of existing Java EE applications that utilize JMS.
    • CICS integrated-mode Liberty supports client (XA) connections only. Suitable environment for integrating Java EE applications with CICS transactions. 

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 is capable, as of December 9, 2016, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.



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SmoothStart/installation services

IBM SmoothStart Services and Installation Services are not provided.



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Reference information
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For information on IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0, refer to Software Announcement 216-206, dated April 19, 2016.



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



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5655-MQ9 9.0.1 IBM MQ for z/OS


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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 216-507 for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBMid).



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Ordering z/OS through the Internet

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New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now. Registered customers can access IBMLink for ordering information and charges. Shipment will not occur before the availability date. Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

Orders entered after the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date for the week following order entry.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Orders that ship after the planned availability date will receive IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 New users of IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0 should specify:

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5655 MQ9
Parallel Sysplex License Charges (PSLC) basic license

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Program name: IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1

Program PID: 5655-MQ9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017ZPX IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 Basic MLC, PSLC (ABCD)
Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) basic license

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Program name: IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1

Program PID: 5655-MQ9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017ZPX IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 Basic MLC, AWLC


Country Multiplex License Charges (CMLC) basic license

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If there is more than one program copy in a Country Multiplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license if all the copies are licensed to one customer number within the multiplex. If there is more than one customer number, the charge for all copies is prorated to one license for each customer number within the multiplex.

For each license being charged, specify the applicable CMLC license options and the prorated quantity of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) for each customer number within the multiplex. For all other program copies, specify the Workload Registration No-Charge (WLREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

Program name: IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1

Program PID: 5655-MQ9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017ZPX IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 Basic MLC, CMLC

Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.

Program name: IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1

Program PID: 5655-MQ9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017ZPX IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 Basic MLC, AEWLC
Variable Workload License Charges (VWLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable Variable WLC license options and the quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in the Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the Workload Registration No-Charge (WLREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

Program name: IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1

Program PID: 5655-MQ9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017ZPX IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 Basic MLC, Variable WLC
Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.

Program name: IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1

Program PID: 5655-MQ9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017ZPX IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 Basic MLC, Entry WLC
S/390 and z Systems Usage License Charges (ULC) basic license

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Charges will be based upon the usage MSUs. Usage reported from 0.01 to 0.25 MSUs will be rounded up to 0.25 MSUs. Usage reported from 0.26 to 0.50 MSUs will be rounded up to 0.50 MSUs. Usage reported from 0.51 to 1.0 MSUs will be rounded up to 1.0 MSU. Above 1.0 MSU, usage will be rounded to the nearest whole MSU. For example, 2.4 MSUs would round to 2.0 MSUs for pricing, and 2.5 MSUs would round to 3.0 MSUs for pricing.

If there is more than one program copy on a stand-alone machine or in a Parallel Sysplex, or more than one program version in either environment, the charge for all copies is associated to one license of the highest program version by specifying the applicable ULC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in the environment. For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration No-Charge (SYSUSGREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

Program name: IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1

Program PID: 5655-MQ9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/ Pricing metric
S017ZPX IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 Basic MLC, ULC
Growth Opportunity License Charges (GOLC) basic license

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Program name: IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1

Program PID: 5655-MQ9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/ Pricing metric
S017ZPX IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 Basic MLC, GOLC
z Systems Entry License Charges (zELC) basic license

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Program name: IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1

Program PID: 5655-MQ9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/ Pricing metric
S017ZPX IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 Basic MLC, zELC
Select Application License Charge (SALC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of usage MSUs.

Charges will be based upon the usage MSUs. Usage reported from 0.01 to 1.0 MSUs will be rounded up to 1.0 MSU. Above 1.0 MSU, usage will be rounded to the nearest whole MSU. For example, 2.4 MSUs would round to 2.0 MSUs for pricing, and 2.5 MSUs would round to 3.0 MSUs for pricing.

If there is more than one program copy on a stand-alone machine or in a Parallel Sysplex, or more than one program version in either environment, the charge for all copies is associated to one license of the highest program version by specifying the applicable SALC license options and the quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in the environment. For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration No-Charge (SYSUSGREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

Program name: IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1

Program PID: 5655-MQ9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/ Pricing metric
S017ZPX IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 Basic MLC, SALC
Basic machine-readable material
Orderable Supply ID Language Distribution medium Description
S017ZPW US English IBM 3590 Tape Cartridge IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0 LTSR
S0182XT US English IBM 3590 Tape Cartridge IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 CD
Customization options

Not applicable.

Unlicensed documentation

IBM MQ, V9.0.1 documentation is published in IBM Knowledge Center, which can be viewed from a web browser with Internet access.

On December 9, 2016, the online version of the IBM MQ V9.0.1 product documentation will be available.

The following softcopy publications are available in .pdf format to download from the Publications Center.

Title Order number
IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 Program Directory GI13-3391
IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 Licensed Program GC34-7464

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  • 3590
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  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after general availability.



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The terms for MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1, are as previously announced in Software Announcement 216-206, dated April 19, 2016, and licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement except for the following technical support.


Program technical support

Continuous Delivery support model

MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 follows the terms and conditions of the Continuous Delivery (CD) support model. These terms provide for technical support of a program product version or release to be available for a minimum of two years from the general availability date.

For additional information on the Continuous Delivery Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

This technical support allows 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 and publications. Program services support also provides you with access to versions, releases, and updates (CD Releases, Long Term Support Releases (LTSRs) or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with a six months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

As previously announced, IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0 is a LTSR and provides predictable support through iFixes and fixpacks for a minimum period of five years from the general availability date. A minimum, three-year extension of support is available for an additional fee.

MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 is not a Long Term Support Release.



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