IBM MQ 9.2.4 for Multiplatforms, IBM MQ Appliance firmware, and IBM MQ on Cloud provide continuous delivery enhancements for intelligent and security-rich hybrid and multicloud connectivity

IBM United States Software Announcement 221-231
November 16, 2021

Table of contents
OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionOrder nowOrder now
Program numberProgram numberRegional availabilityRegional availability
PublicationsPublications


Overview

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IBM® MQ for Multiplatforms (IBM MQ) offers enterprise messaging capabilities for secure, once-only delivery of mission-critical data for distributed systems, microservices, and serverless applications in hybrid or multicloud environments.

MQ 9.2.4 is a follow-on offering to the MQ 9.2.3 continuous delivery (CD) release and includes the following enhancements:

  • MQ 9.2.4:
    • Intelligent workload rebalancing with updates to uniform clusters
    • Security enhancements that build on the existing robust security mechanisms in MQ, designed to ensure that your mission-critical business data is protected
    • MQ client support for new Java™ 11 runtimes
    • MQ client support for Java 17 runtimes
    • Updates to improve usability of the IBM MQ web console
  • MQ Advanced 9.2.4:
    • The capabilities listed in MQ 9.2.4
    • Transfer logs, available with MQ Managed File Transfer (MQ MFT)

MQ Appliance 9.2.4 firmware includes the following enhancements:

  • MQ administration REST API enhancements
  • Intelligent workload rebalancing with updates to uniform clusters
  • Security enhancements
  • Transfer logs, available with MQ MFT
  • Updates to improve usability of the MQ web console

MQ Appliance 9.2.4 firmware is available for the following appliances:

  • MQ Appliance M2001
  • MQ Appliance M2002

These enhancements are not available with the MQ 9.2 Long Term Support Release (LTSR). The LTSR includes fix packs 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 9.2.4 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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November 18, 2021

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.

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. IBM MQ uses message queues to facilitate the exchange of information in hybrid and multicloud environments, distributed systems, microservices, and serverless applications. By connecting virtually everything, from a simple pair of applications to the most complex business environments, IBM enterprise messaging can help organizations improve business responsiveness, control costs, reduce risk, and gain near real-time insight from mission-critical data.

MQ 9.2.4 is a follow-on offering to the MQ 9.2.3 CD release and includes the following enhancements:

  • Uniform clusters. Uniform clusters are a specific pattern of an IBM MQ cluster that provides an automated, highly available, and horizontally scaled small collection of queue managers. Employing uniform clusters removes some of the manual steps an administrator must go through to create and administer a group of independent, interconnected queue managers. In MQ 9.2.4, transactional applications and request-and-reply applications can be connected to a uniform cluster for improved message availability and workload balancing of messaging traffic. In addition, .NET clients can now participate in a uniform cluster.
  • Security enhancements. Security is an important consideration for developers of MQ applications and MQ system administrators. MQ 9.2.4 includes several security enhancements that build on the existing robust security mechanisms to help ensure your mission-critical business data is protected, including:
    • Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 for Java 8 is supported.
    • A TLS-only mode is available, and users are notified when a non-TLS communication is enabled.
    • Password protection is enhanced.
    • .NET support for Server Name Indicators (SNI) over TLS.
  • MQ client support for Adoptium and IBM Semeru Java 11 runtimes.
  • MQ client. support for Oracle and Adoptium Java 17 runtimes.
  • General updates have been made to improve the usability of the IBM MQ web console for a better user experience. These include the capability to download and view complete message contents from the MQ Console, enhancing the prior previewing capability. These capabilities are configurable to provide greater control.

MQ Advanced 9.2.4 provides the previously listed capabilities in addition to the following:

  • MQ MFT is a more reliable and efficient means for secure data and file transfer, outpacing and outperforming applications like file transfer protocol (FTP), hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), secure file transfer protocol (SFTP), and other methods. MQ Advanced 9.2.4 introduces transfer logs for MQ MFT for enhanced visibility of file transfer status. More information is provided to the user about the activities of MFT agents, including details of successful transfers and any failure cases. Transfer logs can assist users in resolving common problems and can be used to supply more detailed diagnostics if required by IBM support.

MQ Appliance 9.2.4 firmware includes the following capabilities as previously described:

  • Intelligent workload rebalancing with updates to uniform clusters
  • Security enhancements that build on the existing robust security mechanisms in MQ to help ensure that your mission-critical business data is protected
  • Transfer logs, available with MQ MFT
  • Updates to improve usability of the MQ web console

Additionally, MQ REST administration API enhancements are included to enable MQ Appliance users to query whether the queue manager is configured for High Availability (HA), whether an HA floating IP address is configured, and whether the queue manager is configured for Disaster Recovery (DR).

MQ Appliance 9.2.4 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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Statement of general direction

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Following are IBM deprecation and support plans to be fulfilled within a future release:

  • IBM does not intend to offer support for IBM MQ, IBM MQ Advanced, or IBM MQ Advanced for Developers on Solaris on SPARC and Solaris on x86-64 from version 9.2, or later. IBM MQ 9.1 is the last release to support Solaris on SPARC and Solaris on x86-64. IBM MQ Advanced for Developers 9.1 is the last release to support Solaris on SPARC and Solaris on x86-64.
  • IBM intends to support the following minimum operating system levels in the next MQ Long Term Support Release:
    • IBM AIX® 7.2 TL5 and 7.3
    • IBM i 7.3
    • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.9 and 8.4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 and 15 SP2
    • Ubuntu 20.04
    • Microsoft™ Windows™ Server 2019 and Microsoft Windows 10 20H2

Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.



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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 9.2.4, IBM MQ for z/OS Advanced 9.2.4, and IBM MQ for z/OS Advanced Value Unit Edition 9.2.4, see Software Announcement 221-355, dated November 16, 2021.

For information about IBM MQ for z/OS, 9.2.4, see Software Announcement 221-356, dated November 16, 2021.



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Availability of national languages

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Description Availability date Language
IBM MQ 9.2.4 November 18, 2021 English, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Polish, German, Hungarian, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Czech
IBM MQ Appliance firmware 9.2.4 November 18, 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 9.2.4 IBM MQ for Multiplatforms
5725-Z09 9.2.4 IBM MQ Appliance M2001
5737-H47 9.2.4 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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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express website.



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Publications

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For MQ 9.2.4 documentation, see IBM MQ 9.2 documentation.

For MQ Appliance 9.2.4 documentation, see IBM MQ 9.2 Appliance documentation.



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

Systems Lab Services offers infrastructure services to help build hybrid cloud and enterprise IT solutions. From servers to storage systems and software, Lab Services can help deploy the building blocks of a next-generation IT infrastructure to empower a client's business. Lab Services consultants can perform infrastructure services for clients online or onsite, offering deep technical expertise, valuable tools, and successful methodologies. Lab Services are designed to help clients solve business challenges, gain new skills, and apply best practices.

Lab Services offers a wide range of infrastructure services for IBM Power® servers, IBM Storage systems, IBM Z®, and IBM LinuxONE. Lab Services has a global presence and can deploy experienced consultants online or onsite around the world.

For assistance, contact Systems Lab Services at ibmsls@us.ibm.com.

To learn more, see the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

IBM Consulting

As transformation continues across every industry, businesses need a single partner to map their enterprise-wide business strategy and technology infrastructure. IBM Consulting is the business acceleration partner to help cocreate change across an organization. IBM specialists can help businesses succeed through finding collaborative ways of working that forge connections across people, technologies, and partner ecosystems. IBM Consulting brings together the business expertise and an ecosystem of technologies that help solve some of the biggest problems faced by organizations. With methods that get results faster, an integrated approach, that is grounded in an open and flexible hybrid cloud architecture, and incorporating technology from IBM Research® and IBM Watson® AI, IBM Consulting enables businesses to lead change with confidence and deliver continuous improvement across a business and its bottom line.

For additional information, see the IBM Consulting website.

IBM Technology Support Services (TSS)

Get preventive maintenance, onsite and remote support and gain actionable insights into critical business applications and IT systems. Speed developer innovation with end-to-end support for over 240 open-source packages. Leverage powerful IBM analytics and AI-enabled tools to enable client teams to manage IT problems before they become emergencies.

The TSS offers extensive IT maintenance and support services that cover more than one niche of a client’s environment. TSS covers products from IBM and other OEMs, including servers, storage, network, appliances, and software to help clients ensure high availability across their data center and hybrid cloud environment.

For details on available services, see the Technology support for hybrid cloud environments website.

IBM TechU

Improve your knowledge in hybrid cloud and AI solutions. IBM TechU provides the most recent content so that you can learn, engage, and increase your skills with IBM Technology specialists.

A one-year, renewable membership TechU digital membership provides access to IBM Systems online education to help address your technical enablement needs for existing and new projects.

Submit questions or comments to techuid@us.ibm.com.

For additional details, see the IBM TechU website.

IBM Expert Labs

IBM Expert Labs can help clients accelerate their projects and optimize value by leveraging their deep technical skills and knowledge. With more than 20 years of industry experience, these specialists know how to overcome the biggest challenges to deliver business results that can have an immediate impact.

Expert Labs deep alignment with IBM product development allows for a strategic advantage as they are often the first in line to get access to new products, features, and early visibility into roadmaps. This connection with the development enables them to deliver First of a Kind (FOAK) implementations to address unique needs or expand a client's business with a flexible approach that works best for their organization.

For additional information, see the IBM Expert Labs website.

IBM Security™ Expert Labs

With extensive consultative expertise on IBM Security software solutions, IBM Security Expert Labs helps clients and partners modernize the security of their applications, data, and workforce. With an extensive portfolio of consulting and learning services, Expert Labs provides project-based and premier support service subscriptions.

These services can help clients deploy and integrate IBM Security software, extend their team resources, and help guide and accelerate successful hybrid cloud solutions including critical strategies such as zero trust. Remote and on-premises software deployment assistance is available for IBM Cloud Pak® for Security, IBM Security QRadar®/QRoC, IBM Security SOAR/Resilient®, IBM i2®, IBM Security Verify, IBM Security Guardium®, and IBM Security MaaS360®.

For more information, contact Security Expert Labs at sel@us.ibm.com.

For additional information, see the IBM Security Expert Labs website.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

MQ 9.2.4 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 System Requirements for IBM MQ 9.2 web page.

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

For container runtime environments that are supported by the prebuilt MQ Advanced certified container, see the System Requirements for IBM MQ 9.2 web page, 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 System Requirements for IBM MQ 9.2 web page, 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.

Compatibility

Queue managers and clients in MQ 9.2.4 interoperate with queue managers and clients from current and previous levels of MQ, IBM WebSphere® MQ, and IBM MQSeries®.

  • IBM MQ Explorer runs on the Linux x86-64 and Microsoft Windows platforms.
  • MQ Explorer, which is supplied with MQ 9.2.4, 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.
IBM Support

IBM Support is your gateway to technical support tools and resources that are designed to help you save time and simplify support. IBM Support can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, submit and track problem cases, and build skills. Learn and stay informed about the transformation of IBM Support, including new tools, new processes, and new capabilities, by going to the IBM Support Insider.

Additional IBM support

IBM Garage™

IBM Garage is a framework for accelerating digital transformation. It helps you generate innovative ideas and equips you with the practices, technologies, and expertise to turn those ideas into business value in weeks. When you work with IBM Garage you bring pain points into focus. You empower your team to take manageable risks, adopt leading technologies, speed up solution development, and measure the value of everything you do. IBM Garage has experts and services to address a broad array of use cases, including capabilities for business transformation, hybrid cloud, analytics and AI, infrastructure systems, security, and more. For more information, see the IBM Garage website.

Planning information

Packaging

MQ 9.2.4 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 available only through Passport Advantage.

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

There is no new ordering information in this release. As a convenience, the following tables list all currently available part numbers.

IBM MQ

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 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 Appliance

For ordering information for MQ Appliance M2002, see Software Announcement 221-054, 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:

There is no new ordering information in this release. As a convenience, the following table lists all currently available trade-up part numbers for IBM MQ.

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:

There is no new ordering information in this release. As a convenience, the following tables list all currently available part numbers for use when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on IBM Z IFL engines.

IBM MQ

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
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 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 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 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 Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1H8SLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment for Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core SW Monthly License D052NZX
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1H8ULL

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 Appliance

For ordering information for MQ Appliance M2002, see Software Announcement 221-054, dated January 26, 2021.

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 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEH5
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-BZDDDY
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-BZDDDY
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SETV
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SETV
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEW8
5724-H72 IBM MQ Telemetry 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEXS
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-BZDDA5
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service High Availability Replica 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEZ4
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security High Availability Replica 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEZ4
5724-H72 IBM MQ High Availability Replica 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SF3H
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 available only 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 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEH5
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-BZDDDY
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-BZDDDY
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SETV
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SETV
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEW8
5724-H72 IBM MQ Telemetry 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEXS
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-BZDDA5
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service High Availability Replica 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEZ4
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security High Availability Replica 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEZ4
5724-H72 IBM MQ High Availability Replica 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SF3H
5737-H47 IBM MQ Appliance M2002 V9.2 1 L-APIG-BMKGA4

1The MQ 9.2.4 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 9.2.4 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.

MQ Appliance 9.2.4 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.

For additional information about the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website. 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 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEH5
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-BZDDDY
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-BZDDDY
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SETV
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SETV
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEW8
5724-H72 IBM MQ Telemetry 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEXS
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-BZDDA5
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service High Availability Replica 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEZ4
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security High Availability Replica 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SEZ4
5724-H72 IBM MQ High Availability Replica 9.2 - 07/2021 L-APIG-C2SF3H
5737-H47 IBM MQ Appliance M2002 V9.2 1 L-APIG-BMKGA4

1The MQ 9.2.4 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 - SoftwareXcel

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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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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Order now

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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)

Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

For IBM representative: askibm@ca.ibm.com

For IBM Business Partner: pwcs@us.ibm.com



IBM Digital Sales Offices
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.



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Regional availability

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American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, and US Virgin Islands

Trademarks

IBM Garage and IBM Security are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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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.

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

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