Software Announcement 200-073
April 4, 2000

IBM MQSeries Version 5.1 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX and MQSeries link for R/3 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V1.2 — New Platform Support in the MQSeries Family

 ENUS200-073.PDF (38KB)

At a Glance

MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX joins the MQSeries family

  • Support for multiple queue managers
  • Enabling clusters of queue managers to:
    • Dynamically share workload
    • Improve availability
    • Improve throughput
  • Administration of clustered queue managers
  • Maximum message size 100 MB
  • Message queue size 2 GB
  • Includes MQSeries client
  • Publish/Subscribe Product Extension
  • Compaq TruCluster Category 2 SupportPac™

MQSeries link for R/3 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX

  • Connects SAP R/3 with other programs across IBM and compatible platforms

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).


MQSeries® for Compaq Tru64 UNIX®

MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX joins the other MQSeries Version 5.1 products offering the most advanced messaging functions available, including:

  • Even tighter business integration for your IT systems
  • Benefits from new dynamic workload distribution
  • Exploitation of MQSeries technology consistent across all the key distributed platforms and OS/390®
  • You gain:
    • Scalability
    • Availability
    • Usability

Applications can operate as publishers or subscribers or publish/subscribe broker on this platform.

Compaq TruClusters are supported for improved failover and hardware fault tolerance.

MQSeries link for R/3 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX

MQSeries link for R/3 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, a new addition to the MQSeries link for R/3 products, connects your existing R/3 business applications with other R/3, R/2, or non-SAP applications across the 35-plus platforms supported by MQSeries.

Your programming resources are used efficiently, applications are easily adaptable and more flexible, and network management is easier. Programs become independent of communications protocols and the availability of systems.

MQSeries family

IBM's open, scalable, industrial-strength messaging and information infrastructure enables enterprises and their partners to integrate business processes to form an efficient enterprise- or community-wide system.

Different hardware and software platforms can behave as if they were designed to work together. You are no longer constrained by platform incompatibility.

Your business operation can be captured and turned into intelligent rules that:

  • Merge information from databases and other sources
  • Route the information to its target

Your business process flows can be defined, visualized, modified, and automated to yield significant quality and productivity improvements.

MQSeries is a key technology for IBM e-business and for transporting workflow data. It is the key technology for IBM business integration.

Key Prerequisites

Any Compaq Alpha hardware supported by the specified operating system versions.

Planned Availability Date

April 14, 2000

Referenced Category 2 SupportPacs and Product Extensions may not be available until after this date.


New for MQSeries

MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX exploits the diverse features of the Compaq Tru64 UNIX system. Functional parity with the other MQSeries V5.1 products offers even tighter business integration for your IT systems. You are better positioned to incorporate enhancements in the MQSeries family of products.

MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V5.1

Remote administration is supported through the MQSeries Explorer, an element of MQSeries for Windows NT™, V5.1. This provides a GUI for administering the elements of your MQSeries network, including MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX. Support for multiple queue managers offers increased flexibility in configuration. Queue manager clustering simplifies administration significantly. Administration may also be carried out using the PCF command line feature, the Web Admin feature, or one of the many third-party system management products.

Scalability of MQSeries applications on the Compaq Tru64 UNIX is improved by increases in message and message queue size when compared to MQSeries V2.2.1 on Digital UNIX. MQSeries Bindings for Java™ and support for multithreaded programs assist in integrating MQSeries into advanced e-business applications.


  • Support for multiple queue managers.
  • Cluster (or groups) of queue managers.
    • Dynamically share workload.
    • Balance workload.
    • Reroute workload if a system component fails or network path becomes unavailable.
  • Administration of clusters of queue managers is easier and quicker.
  • Queue managers in the same cluster can be on different platforms or physically remote from one another.
  • Multithreaded application support.
  • MQSeries Bindings for Java are combined into a single Java package with the MQSeries client for Java to provide uniform Java programming interface.
  • Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V4.0 and V5.0 supported, Web Admin, Internet gateway, TruCluster Category 2 Supportpac, Publish/Subscribe Product Extension.
  • Support for Oracle databases and BEA Tuxedo.
  • Separately available MQSeries link for R/3 allows you to link your R/3 applications to other applications.

Migration and Upgrade

Technical guidance on migrating from the existing version of MQSeries for Digital UNIX, V2.2.1 to the V5.1 offering on Compaq Tru64 UNIX will be provided via product documentation.

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)

MQSeries technology is available to qualified OEM for product integration via the IBM OEM organization. Prospective OEMs can discuss details of the arrangement by contacting the IBM OEM Worldwide Software Sales team at:

Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.

The service end date for this Year 2000 ready product is December 31, 2002.

Product Positioning

MQSeries Family

The family of products based on IBM's industry-leading MQSeries software helps companies:

  • Address business integration issues quickly and economically
  • Become more agile
  • Stay flexible
  • Maintain customer orientation
  • Gain competitive position and stay there

The MQSeries family allows companies to maximize e-business opportunities by:

  • Leveraging existing resources
  • Improving speed-to-market
  • Anticipating IT changes as their business changes

IBM Business Integration consists of three offerings under the MQSeries brand designed to complement each other:

  1. MQSeries for secure and reliable communication of application messages over a wide range of platforms.
  2. MQSeries Integrator for transformation and routing of application message contents as transmitted via MQSeries. It is optimized for high-volume, in-storage transformation of messages.
  3. MQSeries Workflow for integration of application components via predefined workflow models.


SupportPac is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
MQSeries and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

The appropriate curriculum includes enhancements described in this announcement.

Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are available.

For MQSeries® courses, refer to URL:

For education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments, call IBM Learning Services at 800-IBM-TEACh (426-8322).

Offering Information

Product Information is available through OITOOL at:


The following books contain information pertaining to MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX®, V5.1. Order from country program libraries upon planned availability by contacting your IBM representative.

Title                                                  Number
MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX,
  Version 5.1 Quick Beginnings                         GC34-5684
MQSeries link for R/3 Users Guide                      GC33-1934
MQSeries System Administration                         SC33-1873
MQSeries Planning Guide                                GC33-1349
MQSeries Application Programming Guide                 SC33-0807
MQSeries Application Programming
  Reference                                            SC33-1673
MQSeries Application Programming
  Reference Summary                                    SX33-6095
MQSeries Programmable System                           SC33-1482
MQSeries Command Reference                             SC33-1369
MQSeries Intercommunication                            SC33-1872
MQSeries Using C++                                     SC33-1877
MQSeries Messages                                      GC33-1876
MQSeries Clients                                       GC33-1632
MQSeries Queue Manager Clusters                        SC34-5349
MQSeries Using Java(TM)                                SC34-5456
MQSeries Administration Interface
  Programming Guide and Reference                      SC34-5390
MQSeries Business Partner Directory                    GC34-5440

Displayable Softcopy Publications: Manuals are offered as HTML and PDF files with the program package CD-ROM.

MQSeries publications are also offered in displayable softcopy form on an IBM Online Books CD-ROM collection kit entitled, Transaction Processing and Data Collection (SK2T-0730).

Manuals can be displayed with the BookManager® Library Reader™ licensed programs that are provided on the collection kit. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Obtaining the Kit

Note: The kit is updated on a regular basis, but not necessarily at the same time as availability of a new product or publication release.

Copies of the CD-ROM can be obtained for a fee through the Publication Notification Service (PNS) or PUBORDER.

MQSeries is a member of the International Middleware Association (IMWA) and the Electronic Messaging Association (EMA).

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V5.1: Any Compaq processor capable of running Tru64 UNIX, V4.0 or V5.0

Connectivity: Network protocols supported are SNA LU6.2 and TCP/IP.

Note: For details of SNA support refer to the Compaq Tru64 UNIX section of the MQSeries Web site:

Software Requirements: Tru64 UNIX, V4.0D, V4.0E, V4.0F or Tru64 UNIX V5.0

MQSeries Clients: As well as Tru64 UNIX, client code for AIX®, DOS, HP-UX, OS/2®, Sun Solaris, Windows NT™ and Windows™ 2000, Windows 3.1, Windows 95 and Windows 98, and Java are supplied with the product. Client software provides a remote interface to a MQSeries server. Client support does not result in distributed coordination of units of work. The Windows 3.1 client can operate under Windows 3.1 or Windows 95.

Options: BEA Tuxedo, V6.5, Oracle or Oracle 8i (V8.1.5).

Supported Programming Languages and Compilers for Application Development

  • Compaq ANSI C compiler as provided with the operating system
  • DEC C++ for DIGITAL UNIX, V6.2/Compaq C++ for Tru64 UNIX, V6.2
  • Micro Focus COBOL for UNIX, V4.1B as supplied by Compaq and V4.1G as supplied by Micro Focus
  • Java 1.1.8

MQSeries link for R/3 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V1.2: Requires MQSeries V5.1 and supports associated operating environment.

Interoperability: For details on MQSeries family platforms, messaging links, gateways and interfaces, MQSeries Integrator platforms, MQSeries Workflow platforms, and additional information, refer to:

Planning Information

MQSeries Pricing: The price model is structured over Processor Group tiers. In general, the tiers are linked to the number of processors per machine or node on which MQSeries programs run, as shown in the list GC34-5265. The tiers relate to a required number of capacity units. Additional capacity units are required as you move to larger systems, or add new systems.

The charge for MQSeries client access, where applicable, is included within the capacity unit charge.

A calculation tool can aid in assessing the required authorization for a particular customer environment. Access the tool via:

MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V5.1, appears in the Capacity Unit Transfer Group listing alongside other MQSeries V5.1 offerings.

Customer Responsibilities: The customer must provide the minimum hardware and software environments in which the licensed program can operate.

The customer must identify the machines on which they will install MQSeries. The customer or program provider will identify the capacity unit tier in which they fit, and then calculate the level of capacity unit charge for the required use authorization.

Problem determination (PD) is a customer responsibility. PD is an assessment of whether a problem is caused by hardware or software. PD is complete only when the cause of the problem is identified. This assessment includes examination of available symptoms using the PD procedures documented in the product.

Problem source identification (PSI) is a customer responsibility. PSI begins when software is determined to be the source of the problem. PSI includes tracing the source of the program to a host system control program (SCP), an application program, or another source. Assisting the customer with PSI is an IBM service and support responsibility.

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by SupportLine. This fee service can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. SupportLine helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

SmoothStart™ Services: SmoothStart Service for MQSeries provides customers with planning and installation services for MQSeries Solutions to ensure that their MQSeries environment is quickly up and running. An IBM specialist spends a week, or longer, depending on customer requirements, working with the customers technical and programming staff to increase productivity and accelerate implementation of MQSeries licensed software in the customer business environment.

Planning Services for MQSeries Solutions: IBM Planning Services for MQSeries Solutions is a customizable service designed to help you with a plan to implement an MQSeries Solution within your organization. With this service, you can customize how the plan is created; we can create the plan for you by collecting the necessary business requirements and infrastructure information, or we can work with your staff to create the MQSeries plan. In addition, IBM Planning Services for MQSeries Solutions can assist in designing your system network architecture, developing deployment and application migration plans, and recovery planning of MQSeries objects and data.

Design Services for MQSeries Applications: IBM Design Services for MQSeries Applications helps you produce high- and low-level designs for your MQSeries applications including assistance in modifying or writing applications to take full advantage of your MQSeries environment. This offering is customizable and may include assistance in evaluating your test plans and making sure your applications perform effectively.

For additional services information, contact an IBM Global Services representative or visit:

For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 699-026 , dated June 15, 1999.

Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance from the Finance Industry Support Center through a telephone response line.

To obtain information on customer eligibility and registration procedures, refer to HONE SUPPORTINFO.

Program Package

MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V5.1: MQSeries for this platform is shipped on two CD-ROMs — one for V4.0 and one for V5.0.

Language versions are packaged on the same CD-ROMs as the U.S. English product. All media contains server program code, client program code for Version 5.1 client platforms, DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98 workstations and Java and machine-readable information for all supported national languages.

The program package also contains:

  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
  • License Information
  • MQSeries Workstation Processor Groups List (GC34-5265)
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for two Capacity-Unit Authorization
  • Registration Card
  • One Hardcopy Book
    • MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V5.1 Quick Beginnings (GC34-5684)
  • MQSeries Business Partner Directory (GC34-5440)
  • MQSeries Awards (GC34-5572)

Also Available as Applicable: One MQSeries Capacity-Unit Pack PoE

MQSeries Link for R/3 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V1.2: MQSeries link product for this platform is shipped on two CD-ROMs — one for V4.0 and one for V5.0.

Language versions are packaged on the same CD-ROMs as the U.S. English product.

The program package also contains:

  • IPLA
  • License Information
  • PoE for Server Install
  • Registration Card
  • One Hardcopy Book
    • MQSeries link for R/3 Users Guide (GC33-1934)

Also Available as Applicable: One Server Install PoE MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V5.1 Quick Beginnings (GC34-5684).

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the operating system.

In addition, MQSeries implements a level of security including access control of queues and authorization identification between message queue managers.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

MQSeries base server products use a flexible pricing structure. The new pricing structure simplifies the development and management of complex applications, particularly for large organizations.

There is only one charge unit for these MQSeries base server products: the capacity unit.

For this offering the price model is structured over tiers that are defined by processor groups. The higher the group, the higher the tier position and the more use authorization needed to use the program. This applies to each machine and machine upgrade. A two-pack Capacity Unit Use Authorization is included with the program package. Acquire additional capacity units separately.

Description                                            Number
MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX,
  Version 5.1 Program Package                          0780988
Passport Advantage Media Pack                          BD8V0ML

Generic MQSeries Capacity Units

Description                                            Number
1 MQSeries Capacity-Unit Pack                          94H5654

MQSeries Link for R/3 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, Version 1.2

Description                                            Number
MQSeries link for R/3 for CompaqTru64
  UNIX, Version 1.2 Program Package                    0781341
Server Install                                         0781349
Passport Advantage Media Pack                          BD8HUML

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IPLA. PoE are required for all authorized use.

License Information Form Number

  • MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V5.1 — LI No. CF8WQML
  • MQSeries link for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V1.2 — LI No. CT8J2ML

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: For both MQSeries for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V5.1, and MQSeries link for R/3 for Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V1.2 service is available until December 31, 2002.

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: Yes

Usage Restriction: Yes

  • NB: Usage Restriction applies to MQSeries for Compact Tru64 UNIX, V5.1 only.

Usage          Description
Capacity Unit  Capacity Unit
               Resource Use Authorizations are
               required according to processor
               level of the machine on which
               the product will run.  For the
               purpose of the license information,
               a resource identification is a
               requisite quantity of capacity
               units.  Use may not exceed the
               total amount of resource

Refer to the MQSeries Workstation Processor Group List (GC34-5265).

Support Line: Yes

AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

AS/400® Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: Yes


The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Description                        Number      OTC(2)
MQSeries-CompaqTru64 UNIX,         0780988     $ 3,100
  Version 5.1
MQSeries link for R/3 for          0781341      11,995
  Compaq Tru64 UNIX, V1.2
Server Install                     0781349      10,795
One-time charge

Passport Advantage

Note: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM Lotus® representative or authorized IBM Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage URL:

Variable Charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed above, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

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 Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. YE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.


Library Reader and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
MQSeries, BookManager, AIX, OS/2, and AS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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