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Announcement: End of Support for WebSphere MQ V5.3 for HP NonStop Server

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Abstract

IBM will withdraw support for WebSphere MQ V5.3 for HP NonStop Server on 30 April 2020.

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WebSphere MQ V5.3 for HP NonStop Server

  1. What is the end of support date for WebSphere MQ V5.3 for HP NonStop Server?
  2. What replacement products are available?
  3. How do I check which version I am currently running?
  4. Is any information available to help me upgrade to a later version?
  5. How do I purchase a support extension for my current version?
  6. When a WebSphere MQ server product goes out of support, does the client also go out of support?
  7. Is documentation still available for this product?
  8. How do I obtain an installation image for this product if I still need it?
  9. Is there an IBM MQ trial version available for download?


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What is the end of support date for WebSphere MQ V5.3 for HP NonStop Server?

Product Version Release Date End of Support Platforms
WebSphere MQ V5.3 28 Jul 2006 30 Apr 2020 HP NonStop Server (Itanium), HP NonStop Server (MIPS)
 

What replacement products are available?

Replacements for WebSphere MQ V5.3 for HP NonStop Server (Itanium) include IBM MQ V8.1 for HPE Integrity NonStop and IBM MQ V8.0.x for HPE Integrity NonStop. There is no replacement for WebSphere MQ V5.3 on the S-Series (MIPS) platform. IBM MQ V8.0 was announced as a continuous delivery release with the goal of achieving feature parity with WebSphere MQ V5.3.1, so IBM MQ V8.1 is recommended for new installations.

 

How do I check which version I am currently running?

Follow these general instructions or the IBM MQ Knowledge Center instructions to display your IBM MQ or WebSphere MQ version on all platforms except for z/OS with the command: dspmqver


Is any information available to help me upgrade to a later version?

The IBM Knowledge Center also includes information to assist you in migrating to a supported version of IBM MQ.  IBM MQ for HPE NonStop also provides the ability to migrate back to WebSphere MQ V5.3 for HP NonStop Server if necessary:

How do I purchase a support extension for my current version?

Support extensions may be available for an additional fee. To purchase extended support for WebSphere MQ or any of the other products, please contact your local IBM sales representative.

US Customers should contact Customer Support Operations at 1-877-426-6006, option #2. If you provide your IBM customer number, they can quickly find your sales representative.

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

When an WebSphere MQ server product goes out of support, does the client also go out of support?

Yes.  The WebSphere MQ for HP NonStop Server clients go out of support at the same time as the server.

 

Is documentation still available for this product?

Yes.  While the WebSphere MQ V5.3 for HP NonStop Server documentation was never in the IBM Knowledge Center, it is available in PDF format:

How do I obtain an installation image for this product if I still need it?

Installation images for WebSphere MQ V5.3.1 for HP NonStop Server are still available from Passport Advantage.


Is there an IBM MQ trial version available for download?

Not on the HPE Integrity NonStop platform.  You can obtain a full-featured trial version of IBM MQ V9.1 on other platforms to evaluate for 90 days:


Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ

Component: Install / Migration

Software version: 5.3.0, 5.3.1

Operating system(s): HPE NonStop

Reference #: 0957081

Modified date: 01 July 2019