IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 delivers the universal messaging backbone for SOA and Web 2.0 with enhanced ease of use, performance, and resilience

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-067
April 1, 2008

 

 ENUS208067.PDF (58KB)

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Education support
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

Major enhancements to WebSphere MQ for z/OS include:

  • Publish and subscribe support integrated into the z/OS queue manager
  • Improved ease of use for publish and subscribe and Java™ Message Service (JMS) messaging
  • Improved JMS performance, increasing message listener throughput by up to 220%1
  • New calls and behaviors for the Message Queue Interface (MQI) programming interface, improving developer productivity
  • Increased throughput and availability for WebSphere MQ clients
  • Web 2.0 support to help create a richer user experience by bridging HTTP applications with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) and Representational State Transfer (REST) to the MQ messaging backbone
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Preliminary results observed on prerelease-level code. For the latest performance information, select Performance Reports at

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Overview

WebSphere® MQ for z/OS® V7.0 offers a messaging powerhouse for the IBM System z™ platform as part of the universal messaging backbone. It delivers robust connectivity for flexible, reliable messaging for applications including Web services and Web 2.0. It includes market-leading JMS and now also offers publish and subscribe messaging.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS is the market-leading, message-oriented middleware product that delivers a reliable, proven messaging backbone for around half of the IBM System z machines around the world.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS helps IT departments use the skills they have to connect applications without having to wrestle with underlying network complexities, freeing up time and efforts otherwise used for ongoing maintenance of home-grown connectivity. By connecting z/OS applications with those running on virtually any other commercial IT system, WebSphere MQ for z/OS enables IT departments to choose and change hardware and software while still being able to bring these systems together.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS is engineered natively for the System z platform, enabling it to leverage its unique features and fit tightly within the mainframe environment:

  • Takes advantage of IBM Parallel Sysplex® technology by enabling multiple queue managers to access the same queue, and increasing availability, capacity, and performance of persistent and nonpersistent messages
  • Offers workload balancing based on a pull model that enables very high-availability messaging on the z/OS platform
  • Ensures tight integration with CICS® and IMS™ via specialized bridges supplied with the product
  • Takes full advantage of the global transaction coordination facilities z/OS provides for its subsystems, ensuring full transactional integrity when multiple resources are involved as part of one transaction

As a key member of the WebSphere software portfolio, WebSphere MQ for z/OS is a first step to SOA, delivering a universal messaging backbone on the System z platform that underpins and extends the enterprise service bus (ESB) layer.
 
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Key prerequisites
  • z/OS V1.8, or later
  • Coupling Facility Level 9
  • DB2® V8.1

For a comprehensive list of prerequisites, visit


 
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Planned availability date

June 27, 2008
 
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Description

Publish and subscribe messaging: Event-driven SOAs deliver a responsive, flexible infrastructure that can enable quicker and easier changes to how applications are connected. WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 is the ideal transport layer for an event-driven SOA with new integrated support for publish and subscribe messaging. Publish and subscribe gives you a flexible, event-driven pattern for loosely coupling applications. It enables messages to be sent between applications without any prior knowledge of which applications need to receive those messages. The linkage between applications that publish and receive messages is not explicitly defined. It need not be altered when changes are required to the applications that send and receive data. The pathway between these applications is determined dynamically by WebSphere MQ for z/OS via the topics or keywords used to declare interest in certain messages when subscribing or tagging a message when publishing.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 introduces support for publish and subscribe to increase the flexibility of messaging solutions. This support is integrated into the z/OS queue manager. You can publish and subscribe directly to topics in your applications: publish and subscribe services are automatically enabled as part of all queue managers.

You can switch existing applications from using a point-to-point message pattern to a publish and subscribe pattern without making any code changes. Administrators can create subscriptions on behalf of applications and redefine queues to have a topic assigned to them. Extensions in the MQI make it easier for applications to exploit publish and subscribe.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 includes a Topic object type that you can use to define publish and subscribe topics and create hierarchies of topics that enable a richer topic space. The queue manager is automatically cleared after nondurable subscriptions, simplifying administration and saving on resources. Topic objects also support inheritance from parent topics, enabling attributes such as security settings to be inherited, thus helping to reduce manual administration. You do not need to define any topics in order to start using publish and subscribe; you can use the default settings in the queue manager.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 makes it easier to manage publish and subscribe permissions by restricting the use of topics according to authority settings on the topic object, following the existing SAF-compliant MQ security model.

Enhanced ease of use: You can configure WebSphere MQ for z/OS remotely using the graphical Eclipse-based tooling MQ Explorer. MQ Explorer is supplied with the distributed product, WebSphere MQ, but can be used in conjunction with WebSphere MQ for z/OS. From Linux™ on x86 and Microsoft® Windows® machines, you can use MQ Explorer to view, navigate, and configure the entire WebSphere MQ network, including those resources deployed on z/OS. To help prevent unauthorized changes, MQ Explorer connections can be protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). MQ Explorer can configure both WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 and the prior release, WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0. In addition, you can graphically configure publish and subscribe and JMS resources running on WebSphere MQ for z/OS.

Enhanced JMS performance: WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7 delivers enhancements to optimize throughput and performance for JMS messaging.

  • JMS client applications can benefit from performance enhancements in WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0. Message readahead can improve nonpersistent JMS throughput.
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 optimizes JMS message listeners by eliminating polling and by using asynchronous message delivery to monitor destinations. In this release, JMS message listener throughput can be increased by up to 220%, with additional improvements in latency. The introduction of shared client connections can also reduce the time needed to establish connections, increasing overall throughput, especially for SSL connections. Refer to the Client enhancements section for more details.

WebSphere MQ V7.0 integrates publish and subscribe function into the queue manager, removing the need to queue persistent publications twice between the queue manager and the previously independent publish and subscribe component. By optimizing message logging for persistent publish and subscribe, JMS messaging throughput can increase. For more details on enhancements to this aspect of the JMS standard, refer to the Enhanced publish and subscribe performance section.

Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) application servers can take advantage of these performance enhancements to improve message throughput for message-driven beans (MDBs) that are invoked whenever messages arrive via WebSphere MQ. Eliminating polling of the messaging provider can also reduce CPU utilization of application servers.

Enhanced MQI: WebSphere MQ includes a rich programming interface, the e MQI. This interface is common across all supported platforms. It offers a simple set of calls that accesses the advanced features of WebSphere MQ. WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 further enhances the MQI with new calls and behaviors designed to increase ease of use for MQI developers.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 introduces message properties and message handles to the MQI.

  • MQI users can customize message headers with user-defined data.
  • New MQI calls enable properties to be set (MQSETMP) and queried (MQINQMP), eliminating the need for applications to parse message headers to find message metadata.
  • Developers can use the message handle to specify explicit relationships between messages such as when messages are sent in reply to specific messages.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 introduces a callback function to the MQI with a new call, MQCB. This call enables JMS and MQI clients to register with the queue manager to be automatically notified whenever messages or publications arrive for their consumption. The callback function:

  • Eliminates the need for client applications to continuously poll queue managers
  • Frees up network bandwidth
  • Reduces lag time from message arrival to delivery
  • Reduces server and client CPU utilization

Previously, WebSphere MQ clients polled for messages using MQGET: now MQI, JMS, and XMS clients can benefit from callback.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 enhances support for developers who use the MQI for publish and subscribe messaging.

  • MQSUB enables applications to register subscriptions.
  • MQSUBRQ enables new subscribers to receive the most recent retained publication that was already sent on a topic.
  • Existing MQI calls have new options for publish and subscribe messaging: MQOPEN can be used to access a topic, MQCLOSE to end durable subscriptions, and MQPUT and MQGET to publish and to receive subscriptions.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 introduces support for selectors to the MQI:

  • Applications can select messages from queues based on the values of message properties or message headers.
  • Queries constructed in Standard Query Language (SQL92) can retrieve a filtered set of messages by matching the criteria in the message properties.
  • MQSUB calls can be used in conjunction with selectors to retrieve a series of messages matching the required criteria.
  • Queries can be run on the server to optimize performance for clients. This can improve performance and lower network bandwidth use by eliminating the need to send messages to clients that are not wanted and would merely be discarded or ignored. Filtering messages based on the content body — rather than just the header and properties — is enabled by WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS.

Client enhancements: WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 introduces a new quality of service enhancement to help optimize performance for client applications that require nonpersistent delivery of a stream of messages. Servers can now stream messages to clients so that they can arrive buffered on the client machine even before the client requests them. This message readahead function enables WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 to preemptively dispatch messages it expects clients to request.

In addition, WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 servers can also regulate the flow of messages to their clients. Message readahead can significantly increase throughout of nonpersistent messaging. Because messages on the client are held in client memory and no longer queued, this feature applies to nonpersistent messaging scenarios only. If the WebSphere MQ server needs to send persistent messages to the client, WebSphere MQ automatically reverts to its regular quality of service to handle those messages. Enabling WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 clients for message readahead requires no changes to existing applications, only reconfiguration of WebSphere MQ.

WebSphere MQ V7.0 clients use full-duplex protocols for TCP/IP, enabling more effective heart beating to increase availability through faster detection of connection failures and orphaned server-connection channels.

With WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0, you can share TCP/IP sockets to help simplify administration of large numbers of client connections. Connection sharing can make it easier to see the connection status of multiple clients at a glance. By sharing sockets, clients can also enhance scalability and reduce the time needed to establish connections, increasing overall throughput, especially for SSL connections.

A new feature enables client applications to continue doing useful work after putting messages to queues or topics. Rather than wait for response codes to be sent back to the client, asynchronously putting messages eliminates the need for clients to wait for responses back from the queue manager each time a message is put to a queue or topic. Return codes can be requested later, if required, using a new call, MQSTAT, which provides the last asynchronous return code. Now client applications can choose not to wait and can be preparing to send the next message or doing some other useful work rather than pausing to synchronize with an MQ server. This new feature can significantly increase performance for applications that do not require response codes.

Client Attachment Feature (CAF): The separately priced CAF allows you to connect WebSphere MQ clients to a WebSphere MQ z/OS queue manager.

In WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0, you can use the MQ Explorer, which runs on the Windows and Linux on x86 platforms, to manage the z/OS parts of your WebSphere MQ network without having to buy the CAF. This usage is restricted to five client connections and the channel name used must be SYSTEM.ADMIN.SVRCONN (which is the default that is configured for use with the MQ Explorer).

This restricted usage also allows the WebSphere Message Broker configuration manager component to make up to five client connections via the SYSTEM.BKR.CONFIG channel.

Delivering value to Web 2.0: Web 2.0 promises a compelling new way of creating user interfaces using new Web technologies such as AJAX and simple techniques such as REST. Compelling and valuable user interfaces require more than just interfaces and tools. Access to meaningful, up-to-date business data is key to delivering real value to Web 2.0 users.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 makes the connection between real business data in core applications and Web 2.0, unlocking the value of that data and making it easier to present it to Web 2.0 users. WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 delivers a bridge for HTTP (previously available as SupportPac™ MA0Y) that links AJAX applications to the WebSphere MQ backbone using a RESTful programming model. Web 2.0 developers do not require WebSphere MQ knowledge or skills to connect their new applications to core business systems. Both point-to-point and publish and subscribe messaging is supported and accessed via uniform resource indicators (URIs) that map to WebSphere MQ queues and topics. REST verbs GET, DELETE, and POST are mapped to MQGET and MQPUT calls to queues or topics.

Sample applications help accelerate the development of Web 2.0 solutions and help demonstrate the value of linking core business applications with Web 2.0. Because client applications do not require installation or configuration of WebSphere MQ client code, you can use the bridge for HTTP when you need zero client footprint. You can simplify administration for large communities of applications that require simple access to WebSphere MQ.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Screen readers and screen magnifiers tested for use by people with visual impairment
  • Speech recognition products tested for use by people with mobility impairment
  • Optional display of audio alerts for people with hearing impairment

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 is capable, as of 27 June 2008, when used in accordance with IBM's associated 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.

You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance at


 
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Product positioning

The WebSphere MQ family offers the universal messaging backbone for SOA connectivity. It connects new and existing applications, as well as Web services, with reliable messaging. It acts as a first step to SOA as a transport layer to underpin an ESB. It delivers assured, reliable messaging — as well other qualities of service — offering choice in the class of delivery.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS supports industry-standard JMS messaging. It enables simple, RESTful access from Web 2.0 to core back-end applications and integrates z/OS applications with virtually any other commercial IT system across more than 80 platform configurations. It also integrates JEE applications, .NET applications, CICS, IMS, DB2, and packaged applications.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS can help organizations get more from their IT investments by offering a reliable and flexible integration backbone for exchanging messages between applications and Web services.

  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS exploits the capabilities of the System z platform to deliver a messaging powerhouse.
  • WebSphere MQ extends the reliable, proven messaging backbone to virtually any commercial IT system, spanning more than 80 platform configurations.
  • WebSphere MQ for HP OpenVMS, WebSphere MQ for HP NonStop Server, and MQSeries® for VSE/ESA™ all extend the reach of WebSphere MQ to these specific computing platforms.
  • WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition expands the industry-standard security offered by WebSphere MQ for z/OS with end-to-end data protection for your applications. It enables enterprise-wide, remote management of security polices on your MQ network and can be deployed to existing production environments without changes to existing WebSphere MQ applications.
  • WebSphere MQ Low Latency Messaging (on Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Solaris platforms) extends the WebSphere MQ product family with low-latency, high-throughput delivery. It is optimized for the very high-volume, low-latency requirements typical of financial markets firms and other industries where speed of data delivery is paramount.

WebSphere MQ delivers the messaging backbone that underpins and extends the IBM ESB portfolio. It supplies the transport layer that ESBs can build upon, augmenting the backbone with mediation, transformation, and routing services.

  • WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS adds transformation, intelligent routing, and information flow modelling to the WebSphere MQ for z/OS messaging backbone. This ESB distributes information and data generated by business events in real time to people, applications, and devices throughout your extended enterprise and beyond.
  • WebSphere ESB for z/OS leverages Web services standards and builds on the embedded messaging in WebSphere Application Server. WebSphere MQ for z/OS extends the reach of this ESB to non-JEE environments and a broader range of platforms.
  • WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 enables an ESB in an appliance form factor. It is a 1U (1.75-inch thin) rack-mountable network device capable of transforming between disparate message formats including binary, legacy, and XML, and offering message routing and security. XI50 delivers client connectivity into the WebSphere MQ backbone.

The WebSphere MQ family is complemented by skills, services, and offerings from more than 800 IBM Business Partners worldwide.

In addition, the IBM Tivoli® portfolio offers systems management for large-scale WebSphere MQ solutions. Tivoli OMEGAMON® XE for Messaging can help improve the availability and performance of WebSphere MQ solutions. It can identify common problems and automate corrective actions using predefined industry best-practice situations, while monitoring key WebSphere MQ metrics. Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging can help improve management of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) by monitoring availability and capacity using real-time and historical data analysis. Out-of-the box capabilities, such as auto-discovery and monitoring of complex WebSphere MQ environments, can improve IT staff productivity and reduce administration costs.

In addition, SupportPac product extensions offer additional function available as a download from the Internet. Visit

A messaging backbone based on WebSphere MQ can help organizations:

  • Quickly and economically connect IT systems
  • Improve the reliability and accuracy of business data being exchanged
  • Become more agile so that IT can be flexible enough to meet changing business demands
  • Stay flexible so that IT and organizational changes can be absorbed
  • Be better prepared for regulatory compliance and industry initiatives
  • Connect the new with the now, leveraging Web 2.0 and Web services while connecting these with the core back-end system messaging

Universal messaging backbone

In an SOA, an ESB delivers an integration layer that mediates, transforms, and enriches data as it is transporting between service components. The transport layer that underpins an ESB layer is a messaging backbone that enables it to move data between those service assets. As a key member of the WebSphere software portfolio, WebSphere MQ delivers a universal messaging backbone that can help you take the first step to SOA.

WebSphere MQ for z/OS enables Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) interactions to flow over its messaging backbone between Web service requesters and providers. Legacy and batch applications that are Web services-enabled can also benefit from using WebSphere MQ for z/OS in its asynchronous mode as a buffering mechanism to regulate the flow of requests made to these systems. WebSphere MQ for z/OS is the ideal transport for adding reliability and traceability to service interactions, delivering a scalable, reliable, resilient backbone that enables a business-critical SOA.
 
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Statement of direction

IBM intends to deliver additional capabilities in the WebSphere MQ for z/OS product that will address the issues that currently prevent WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 from achieving full JMS Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK) compliance. Specifically, IBM plans that:

  • In the v7 mode (Normal Mode) of JMS operation, a point-to-point message selection capability will be made available.
  • In the v6 mode (Compatibility Mode) of JMS operation, a publish/subscribe capability will be made available such that no additional product is required in order to be JMS TCK-compliant.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

Hardware and software support services

SmoothStart™/installation services: SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

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Trademarks

 
System z, IMS, SupportPac, VSE/ESA, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, Parallel Sysplex, CICS, DB2, MQSeries, Tivoli, and OMEGAMON are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

WebSphere® MQ courses will be available, as described at

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM IT Education Services Web site

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services Web site for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM Global Services IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any System z™ processor, capable of running the required level of operating system, that has enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, WebSphere MQ for z/OS®, the access methods, and the application programs.

Software requirements

The Program Directory shipped with the product contains the latest level of information, including APAR or PTF levels of supported products.

For information on software requirements, visit

Compatibility: WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 is upwardly compatible with programs written for MQSeries® for MVS/ESA™ V1.2, MQSeries for OS/390® V2.1, MQSeries for OS/390 V5.2, WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3.1, and WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0. Regression testing is performed to ensure compatibility.

WebSphere MQ platforms: WebSphere MQ supports more than 80 IBM and non-IBM platform configurations. Some platforms do not support all of the functions available in this product.

Performance considerations: Performance information is made available via the WebSphere MQ SupportPac™ library at

Planning information

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic Edition. These fee services can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic Edition will help answer questions pertaining to usage, how-to, and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information on services, call 888-426-4343.

Packaging: The following are supplied:

  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 base product on 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge
  • Optionally, if ordered, the Client Attachment feature on 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge
  • One copy of the WebSphere MQ Clients CD-ROMs (LK4T-2618) if the Client Attachment Feature is ordered.
  • For WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 base product, one copy of each of the following:

                                                        Order
Title                                                   number
 
WebSphere MQ for z/OS Program Directory                 GI13-0529
WebSphere MQ for z/OS License Program Specifications    GC34-6958
WebSphere MQ Documentation for Windows(R) CD-ROM        SK4T-2617
WebSphere MQ Documentation for Linux(TM) CD-ROM         SK4T-2616

The WebSphere MQ Documentation for Windows CD-ROM (SK4T-2617) and the WebSphere MQ Documentation for Linux CD-ROM (SK4T-2616) are also available as separately orderable items.

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S., Canada, and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

New licensees

Shipment will not occur before the availability date.

To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration.

Parallel Sysplex® license charge (PSLC) basic license: To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of service units in millions (MSU).

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 PSLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the MSUs in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration no-charge (SYSUSGREG NC) identifier on the licenses.

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier        Description             Pricing metric
 
S014V9Z           WebSphere MQ for z/OS   Basic MLC, PSLC below 3 MSU
                   V7.0 base product      Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                                          SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD
 
S014VB0           WebSphere MQ for z/OS   Basic MLC, PSLC below 3 MSU
                   V7.0 Client            Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                   Attachment Feature     SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD

Workload License Charge (WLC) Basic License: 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 WLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the MSUs in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the Workload Registration Variable WLC identifier on the licenses.

Entitlement                              License option/
identifier        Description            Pricing metric
 
S014V9Z           WebSphere MQ for z/OS  Basic MLC, Variable WLC
                   V7.0 base product     Workload Registration,
                                          Variable WLC
 
S014VB0           WebSphere MQ for z/OS  Basic MLC, Variable WLC
                   V7.0 Client           Workload Registration,
                   Attachment Feature     Variable WLC

Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric
 
S014V9Z             WebSphere MQ for z/OS    Basic MLC, Entry WLC
                     V7.0 base product
 
S014VB0             WebSphere MQ for z/OS    Basic MLC, Entry WLC
                     V7.0 Client
                     Attachment Feature

S/390® and System z Usage License Charge, basic license: Specify the applicable S/390 and System z Usage License Charge option.

Charges will be based on the peak MSUs. Usage reported between thresholds of features 1, 2, or 3, will be rounded up to the next MSU level. 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.

Customer pricing will be determined by selecting either of the following:

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier        Description         Pricing metric
 
S014V9Z           WebSphere MQ for    0 to 0.25 MSU Base
                   z/OS V7.0 base     0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base
                   product            0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base
 
                                      Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs)
                                      Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs)
                                      Level C Chg/MSU (45 to 78 MSUs)
                                      Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs)
                                      Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs)
                                       per 50 MSUs
 
 
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier        Description         Pricing metric
 
S014VB0           WebSphere MQ for    0 to 0.25 MSU Base
                   z/OS V7.0 Client   0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base
                   Attachment         0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base
                   Feature
                                      Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs)
                                      Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs)
                                      Level C Chg/MSU (45 to 78 MSUs)
                                      Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs)
                                      Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs)
                                       per 50 MSUs

Examples for ordering:

A customer with a measured usage (from the IBM Measured Usage report) of 0.3 MSU would order quantity 1 of the 0.26 to 0.5 MSU base feature.

A customer with 6.6 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:

  • Be rounded up to 7.0 MSUs
  • Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature
  • Order quantity 6 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
A customer with 15 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:
  • Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature
  • Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 4 of the Level B 1 MSU feature
A customer with 50 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:
  • Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature
  • Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 33 of the Level B 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 6 of the Level C 1 MSU feature
A customer with 85 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:
  • Order quantity 1 of the "0.51 to 1.0 MSU" base feature
  • Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 33 of the Level B 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 34 of the Level C 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 7 of the Level D 1 MSU feature

Growth opportunity license charge (GOLC): To order a basic license, specify the program number and the correct level.

Specify the GOLC monthly license option.

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric
 
S014V9Z             WebSphere MQ for z/OS    Basic MLC, GOLC
                     V7.0 base product
 
S014VB0             WebSphere MQ for z/OS    Basic MLC, GOLC
                     V7.0 Client Attachment
                     Feature

System z entry license charge (zELC)

To order zELC software, specify the program number and z800 model.

Specify the zELC monthly license option.

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric
 
S014V9Z             WebSphere MQ for z/OS    Basic MLC, zELC
                     V7.0 base product
 
S014VB0             WebSphere MQ for z/OS    Basic MLC, zELC
                     V7.0 Client Attachment
                     Feature

Single version charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

Basic machine-readable material

Orderable
supply ID:  Language    Distribution medium   Description
 
S014T15     US English  3480 Tape Cartridge   WebSphere MQ z/OS
                                               base product
 
S014T16     US English  3480 Tape Cartridge   WebSphere MQ z/OS
                                               Client Attachment
                                               Feature

Selected Application License Charge (SALC) license: To order a license, specify the program number and quantity of MSU.

Entitlement                       License option /
identifier     Description        pricing metric
 
S014V9Z        WebSphere MQ for   Basic MLC, SALC
                z/OS V7.0 base    SYSUSGREG NC, SALC
                product
                                  Level 1 (incl. 1 MSU)
                                  Level 1 (1 to 11 MSUs)
                                  Level 2 (12 to 44 MSUs)
                                  Level 3 (45 to 78 MSUs)
                                  Level 4 (79+ MSUs)
 
S014VB0        WebSphere MQ for   Basic MLC, SALC
                z/OS V7.0 Client  SYSUSGREG NC, SALC
                Attachment
                Feature           Level 1 (incl. 1 MSU)
                                  Level 1 (1 to 11 MSUs)
                                  Level 2 (12 to 44 MSUs)
                                  Level 3 (45 to 78 MSUs)
                                  Level 4 (79+ MSUs)

Customization options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

Feature                                                 Feature
description                                             number
 
Serial Number only                                      3444
Expedite fee charged to Branch Office                   3445
Expedite fee charged to Customer                        3446
Initial/MES ship media only                             3470
Initial/MES ship Publication only                       3471
Automatic/PRF Ship media only                           3480
Automatic/PRF Ship Publication only                     3481
Ship no updates                                         3482

Feature                                                 Feature
description                                             number
 
Expedite fee charged to Customer                        3446

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Unlicensed documentation: No publications are shipped with the announced product.

A program directory and Licensed Program Specifications document are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

Displayable softcopy publications: WebSphere MQ manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form. All unlicensed manuals are included. The displayable manuals are available as no-charge features.

Orderable                                     Distribution
supply ID      Description                    Medium
 
S014T9R        WebSphere MQ Documentation     CD-ROM
                for Linux on x86
 
S014T18        WebSphere MQ Documentation     CD-ROM
                for Windows

Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

The WebSphere MQ publications are available in the WebSphere MQ Information Center.

Refer to the IBM Publications Center Web site for more information about publication ordering.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

Media type for this software product is chosen during the customized offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

  • CBPDOs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35922
  • ServerPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35922
  • SystemPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35922
2
3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after inclusion in ServerPac.
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after inclusion in SystemPac due to additional customization and data input verification.

 
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Terms and conditions

Agreement: IBM Customer Agreement

Variable charges apply: No

Indexed monthly license charge (IMLC) applies: No

Location license applies: No

Use limitation applies: No

Educational allowance available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Volume orders: Not applicable

Replaced programs                  Replacement programs
Program  Program                   Program  Program
number   name                      number   name
 
5695-137 MQSeries MQM MVS/ESA V1   5655-R36 WebSphere MQ z/OS V7
 
5655-A95 MQSeries OS/390 V2        5655-R36 WebSphere MQ z/OS V7
 
5655-F10 MQSeries OS/390 V5        5655-R36 WebSphere MQ z/OS V7
 
5697-MQZ WebSphere MQ Ext Sec Ed.  5655-R36 WebSphere MQ z/OS V7
 
5655-L82 WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6  5655-R36 WebSphere MQ z/OS V7
 
5697-NQZ WebSphere MQ Ext Sec Ed.  5655-R36 WebSphere MQ z/OS V7
 
5655-R36 WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7 to a follow-on, if any

Warranty applies: Yes

Licensed program materials availability

Restricted Materials of IBM:     None
Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
Object Code Only (OCO):          All

Program services

  Support Center applies:          Yes
                                   Access available through the
                                   IBM Support Center
 
  Available until discontinued:    12-months written notice
 
  APAR Mailing Address:            Raleigh, NC

IBM operational support services — SupportLine: Yes
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Sub-capacity charges for VWLC products: Sub-capacity charges for VWLC products are based on product LPAR utilization capacity. Product LPAR utilization capacity for a VWLC product is the highest number of MSUs utilized by the combined LPARs in which a VWLC product runs concurrently during a reporting period. The number of MSUs is based on the highest observed rolling 4-hour average utilization used by the combination of the relevant LPARs during the reporting period. Refer to Software Announcement 200-354 , dated October 3, 2000, and Software Announcement 201-258 , dated September 11, 2001, and Software Announcement 202-105 , dated April 30, 2002, for additional details on IBM WLCs.

Sub-capacity charges terms and conditions: System z software charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible VWLC products apply when z/OS is running in z/Architecture™ (64-bit) mode on an IBM System z 900, no other MVS™-based operating system is licensed to that server, and the required information is provided by the customer in accordance with the applicable terms.

Sub-capacity charges for a VWLC product is based on the utilization of the LPARs where/when the product executes. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for VWLC products, the customer is required to:

  • Sign and abide by the terms of the Attachment for IBM System z Workload License Charges — (Z125-6516).
  • Obtain the latest version of the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool.
  • Install any VWLC product and IBM eServer System z 900 Licensed Internal Code (LIC) service required for sub-capacity charging. Required service will be listed on the WLC Web site

    http://www.ibm.com/zseries/swprice

  • Collect SMF data as required by the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool. Retain the collected SMF data for a period of not less than six months.
  • Use the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool provided by IBM to process the collected SMF data. The Sub-Capacity Report produced by the tool is used to determine required license capacity for the VWLC products. Required license capacity is determined based on the largest MSU value of a VWLC product running concurrently in all LPARs during the reporting period. IBM reserves the right to request the system data that supports these product-defined capacity values for a period of up to six months after the data was collected.
  • Provide an initial Sub-Capacity Report to begin to receive the benefits of less than full machine capacity charges. Sub-capacity charging will follow submission of a Sub-Capacity Report. There will be no retroactive application of sub-capacity charges.
  • Submit Sub-Capacity Reports monthly.
  • Submit Sub-Capacity Reports for all VWLC products with complete data for the entire reporting period to the e-mail address and by the date specified on the System z Software Pricing Web site

    http://www.ibm.com/zseries/swprice

    and in the current IBM System z Workload License Charges Exhibit (Z125-6324). Sub-Capacity Reports that reflect a changed product defined capacity will be considered to be orders placed by the customer without further action on the customer's part, and IBM is authorized to make any resulting billing increase or decrease. To place an order for a new license or to discontinue licenses, move licenses between machines, report a hardware model upgrade, or enable or disable product features, the customer must contact IBM or their IBM Business Partner.

  • Configure the machine to send weekly Transmit System Availability Data (TSAD) to IBM via the IBM System z 900 Remote Support Facility (RSF). If the machine cannot connect via the RSF, provide this TSAD via an alternate means documented in the z/OS publication "Planning for Workload License Charges" at

    http://www.ibm.com/zseries/swprice

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers 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 customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

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 customers. Rates are based on a customer'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.

IBM Global Financing makes it easier for you to acquire the technology you need, faster.

As you implement complex business solutions such as On Demand Business transformation, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, business intelligence, and customer relationship management, financing offerings from IBM Global Financing can help you control expenses, match cash flow to business benefits, and conserve cash for other strategic investments.
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System z, MVS/ESA, SupportPac, Electronic Service Agent, z/Architecture, and MVS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, MQSeries, OS/390, Parallel Sysplex, S/390, SystemPac, and zSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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