Announcement: End of Support for IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5
IBM will withdraw support for WebSphere MQ V7.5, WebSphere MQ Advanced V7.5, WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for AIX V7.5, and WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server V7.5 on 30 April 2018.
What is the end of support date for WebSphere MQ V7.5?
|Product||Version||Release Date||End of Support||Platforms|
|WebSphere MQ||V7.5.0||15 Jun 2012||30 Apr 2018||AIX, HP-UX (Itanium), Linux (POWER), Linux (x86), Linux (x86-64), Linux (zSeries 64-bit), Solaris (SPARC), Solaris (x86-64), Windows (x86)|
|WebSphere MQ Advanced||V7.5.0||15 Jun 2012||30 Apr 2018||AIX, HP-UX (Itanium), Linux (POWER), Linux (x86), Linux (x86-64), Linux (zSeries 64-bit), Solaris (SPARC), Solaris (x86-64), Windows (x86)|
|WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for AIX||V7.5.0||17 May 2013||30 Apr 2018||AIX|
|WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server||V7.5.0||21 Aug 2012||30 Apr 2018||Linux (x86-64)|
What replacement products are available?
Replacements for WebSphere MQ V7.5 include IBM MQ or IBM MQ Advanced V9.0 and V8.0.
Replacements for WebSphere MQ Advanced V7.5 include IBM MQ Advanced V9.0 and V8.0.
Replacements for WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for AIX V7.5 include IBM MQ or IBM MQ Advanced V9.0 and V8.0.
Replacements for WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server V7.5 include IBM MQ or IBM MQ Advanced V9.0
How do I check which version I am currently running?
On z/OS, look for message CSQY000I in the MSTR joblog to determine your version.
Follow the IBM MQ Knowledge Center instructions to display your Managed File Transfer or WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition version with the command: fteDisplayVersion
If you are running IBM MQ or WebSphere MQ V7.5, the dspmqver command will display your Advanced Message Security component version. For WebSphere MQ V7.1 and older, follow the WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security Knowledge Center instructions to display your version with the command: dspmqsver
Is any information available to help me upgrade to a later version?
The IBM MQ and WebSphere MQ Migration Guide is available to view online or download:
The IBM Knowledge Center also includes information to assist you in migrating to a supported version of IBM MQ or WebSphere MQ:
The following WebSphere Support Technical Exchange presentations may be helpful if you are considering running multiple MQ installations on your system:
How do I purchase a support extension for my current version?
Support extensions are 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 a WebSphere MQ server product goes out of support, does the client and file transfer agent also go out of support?
Yes. WebSphere MQ V7.5 clients and WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer (MFT) V7.5 agents go out of support at the same time as the server.
Are these products still supported when they are bundled with another IBM product?
Yes, support is available for all bundled components until the IBM product that includes them is withdrawn from support. However, they are only supported when used by the bundling IBM product. Unrelated usage is not supported.
Is the WebSphere MQ V7.5 Resource Adapter supported in WebSphere Application Server?
Not after 30 April 2018. No version of WebSphere Application Server shipped with the WebSphere MQ V7.5 Resource Adapter. If you manually installed your own copy of the WebSphere MQ V7.x Resource Adapter in WebSphere Application Server or any third-party Java EE server, the MQ Resource Adapter will go out of support with the corresponding WebSphere MQ server version.
The IBM MQ V8.0 and V9.0 Resource Adapters cannot be installed in WebSphere Application Server V8.5.x, V8.0 and V7.0 because those versions support JMS 1.1 while the IBM MQ Resource Adapters implement JMS 2.0. WebSphere Application Server V9.0 ships with the IBM MQ V9.0 Resource Adapter and includes full support for JMS 2.0. The version of MQ Resource Adapter you use must be supported by your Java EE server but does not need to match the version of the queue managers to which you wish to connect.
Please note that the WebSphere MQ V7.1 Resource Adapter shipped with WebSphere Application Server V8.5.x is supported as long as that version of WebSphere Application Server remains in support, or longer if you purchase a WebSphere Application Server support extension.
Similarly, the WebSphere MQ V7.0 Resource Adapter shipped with WebSphere Application Server V8.0 and V7.0 is supported through 30 April 2018, when both of those versions of WebSphere Application Server end support, or longer if you purchase a WebSphere Application Server support extension.
Is documentation still available for these products?
Yes. Online documentation is available in the IBM Knowledge Center, while downloadable Information Center installations and PDF versions of the manuals are available from the MQ Library page.
How do I obtain installation images for these products if I still need them?
Installation images for WebSphere MQ V7.5 are still available from Passport Advantage if you previously purchased them. Older versions, such as WebSphere MQ V7.1 and WebSphere MQ V7.0, are no longer available for download.
Is there an IBM MQ V9.0 or IBM MQ V8.0 trial version available for download?
You can obtain a full-featured trial version of IBM MQ V9.0 or V8.0 to evaluate for 90 days:
|Business Integration||WebSphere MQ||AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows||7.5|
More support for:
Install / Migration
Software version: 7.5
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 1996472
Modified date: 18 January 2017
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