IBM WebSphere MQ 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 208-068
April 1, 2008


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TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Education support TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
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(Corrected on June 4, 2008)

In the Terms and conditions — Usage restriction section, item 1 was revised.

At a glance

WebSphere MQ V7.0 delivers:

  • Enhanced ease of use for publish and subscribe and Java™ Message Service (JMS) messaging
  • Graphical configuration of publish and subscribe and JMS through the Eclipse-based MQ Explorer for improved usability
  • Enhanced publish and subscribe performance, increasing throughput by up to 20%1
  • Enhanced JMS performance, increasing selector rates by up to 250% and message listener throughput by up to 45%1
  • Extended calls and behaviors for the MQI programming interface, improving developer productivity
  • Enhanced WebSphere MQ clients, increasing nonpersistent throughput by up to 300%1 and increasing failure detection and availability
  • 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
Preliminary results observed on prerelease-level code. For the latest performance information, select Performance Reports at

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WebSphere® MQ V7.0 delivers the universal messaging backbone with robust connectivity that enables flexible and reliable messaging for applications, Web services, and Web 2.0. It also delivers market-leading JMS and publish and subscribe messaging.

WebSphere MQ is the market-leading message-oriented middleware product that delivers a reliable, proven messaging backbone for almost 10,000 organizations of different sizes, spanning many industries around the world.
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Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
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Planned availability dates
  • June 16, 2008 (electronic software delivery)
  • June 27, 2008 (media and documentation)

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Enhanced ease of use for publish and subscribe: Event-driven SOAs deliver a responsive, flexible infrastructure that can enable quicker and easier changes to how applications are connected. WebSphere MQ V7.0 is the ideal transport layer for an event-driven SOA with 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, so 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 via the topics or keywords used to declare interest in certain messages when subscribing or to tag a message when publishing.

WebSphere MQ V7.0 makes it easier to use publish and subscribe to increase the flexibility of messaging solutions. Publish and subscribe messaging is now fully integrated into the graphical WebSphere MQ Explorer tooling, making it easier to use and configure. This release integrates the publish and subscribe function into the queue manager, eliminating the need to send publications to publication queues. With WebSphere MQ V7.0 you can now publish directly to topics in your applications. You do not need to start a separate publish and subscribe component: publish and subscribe services are now automatically enabled as part of all queue managers.

You can now administer topics directly as MQ Explorer objects just like queues, simplifying administration and security management. You can create topics using graphical wizards that can also generate corresponding JMS topics. Testing publish and subscribe is now even easier, with built-in tools to send and receive test publications. Specific documented samples for publish and subscribe and point-to-point messaging are included.

With WebSphere MQ V7.0, it is easier to see which applications are subscribed to topics in the same way that you can see which applications are using particular queues. You can switch existing applications from using a point-to-point message pattern to a publish and subscribe pattern without any code changes required. 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.

This release adds a new Topic object type that can be used to define publish and subscribe topics and create hierarchies of topics that enable a richer topic space. The queue manager automatically clears up after nondurable subscriptions, simplifying administration and saving on resources. Topic objects also support inheritance, enabling attributes such as security settings to be inherited, helping to reduce manual administration. There is no need to define any topics to start using publish and subscribe; default settings in the queue manager make it easy to get started.

WebSphere MQ V7.0 makes it easier to manage publish and subscribe permissions by restricting the use of topics by authority settings on the topic object, following the existing MQ Authorization Service security model.

Enhanced ease of use for JMS: JMS is a Java industry-standard programming interface for messaging. WebSphere MQ V7.0 delivers significant enhancements for JMS to improve ease of use and optimize performance. The previous release of WebSphere MQ supported the latest iteration of the JMS standard, V1.1. So, while the JMS interface remains the same in WebSphere MQ V7.0, significant optimizations and enhancements are introduced.

WebSphere MQ V7.0 integrates JMS configuration into its graphical, Eclipse-based tooling, MQ Explorer, making it easier to design and deploy JMS solutions. JMS objects like connection factories and destinations now appear in MQ Explorer alongside queues and channels. Because MQ Explorer can remotely configure the entire WebSphere MQ network, JMS messaging is easier to explore and configure across the network.

MQ Explorer now makes it easier to do the following:

  • View all the properties of JMS resources at a glance and update JMS object properties.
  • Create JMS resources such as Connection Factories using step-by-step wizards.
  • Create a queue or topic that can automatically define a corresponding JMS destination at the same time.
  • Customize views of JMS objects just as for other MQ resources, such as filtering JMS objects that match selection criteria.

Enhanced JMS trace facilities can help improved problem determination and serviceability. When problems are encountered that require the assistance of IBM support, improved diagnostic capabilities are provided to help rapid resolution of the problems. This includes First Failure Data Capture (FFDC) as well as enhanced trace control and formatting.

Enhanced publish and subscribe performance: WebSphere MQ V7.0 optimizes the throughput of publish and subscribe messaging. This release 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 messaging, throughput can increase by up to 20%1. This performance enhancement applies to all interfaces: JMS, MQI, and XMS.

WebSphere MQ V7.0 enhances the scalability and availability of publish and subscribe messaging with publish and subscribe clusters that enable you to route publications through a set of queue managers, eliminating single points of failure.

Preliminary results observed on prerelease-level code. For the latest performance information, select Performance Reports at

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

  • JMS client applications can benefit from performance enhancements in WebSphere MQ V7.0. Message readahead can improve nonpersistent JMS throughput by up to 300%1. JMS selector performance is also enhanced through selector matching on the server-side, eliminating network latencies that result from client-side selector matching. The performance of selectors is heavily dependent on the selector criteria, header contents, and the proportion of matching messages. With WebSphere MQ V7.0, JMS selector scenarios can give up to 250%1 throughput increase.
  • WebSphere MQ V7.0 optimizes JMS message listeners by eliminating polling and using asynchronous message delivery to monitor destinations. In this release, JMS message listener throughput can be increased by up to 45%1, with additional improvements in latency. The introduction of shared client conversations 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.

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 MQ Explorer: MQ Explorer enables remote configuration of WebSphere MQ from Linux™ on x86 and Microsoft® Windows® machines. It does not require a local server or client, and can be installed on machines at no charge.

  • To make it easier to manage many queue managers, you can now group them into separate views in the MQ Explorer navigator. You can group and view test and production queue managers separately, for example.
  • It is also easier to configure security settings. You can configure channels exits, user IDs, and passwords for each queue manager or globally for all queue managers in a group or workspace.
  • MQ Explorer plug-ins previously available in FixPack 6.0.2 include graphical problem discovery tools that provide one-click detection and diagnosis of the messaging backbone configuration and support for graphical configuration of user permissions via the Object Authority Manager (OAM).

In this release, you can use the MQ Explorer to manage the z/OS® parts of your WebSphere MQ network without having to buy the WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0 Client Attachment Feature. 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).

Enhanced Message Queue Interface (MQI): WebSphere MQ includes a rich programming interface, the MQI. This interface, common across all supported platforms, has a simple set of calls that access the advanced features of WebSphere MQ. WebSphere MQ V7.0 further enhances the MQI with new calls and behaviors designed to increase ease of use for MQI developers.

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

  • Eliminates the need for client applications to continuously poll queue managers
  • Frees 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 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.
  • MQOPEN and 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.

Selectors eliminate the need for client applications to browse through delivered messages, comparing these with their selection criteria, and ignoring those that do not match. Now only messages matching the selection criteria are delivered to the client in the first place. 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. Filtering messages based on the content body — rather than just the header and properties — is enabled by WebSphere Message Broker.

WebSphere MQ V7.0 enhances support for developers using 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.

Client enhancements: WebSphere MQ 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 stream nonpersistent messages to clients so that these can arrive buffered on the client machine even before the client requests them. This message readahead function enables WebSphere MQ V7.0 to preemptively dispatch messages it expects clients to request. In addition, WebSphere MQ V7.0 servers can also regulate the flow of messages to its clients. Message readahead can increase throughout of nonpersistent messaging by up to 300%1. Because messages on the client side 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 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.

WebSphere MQ V7.0 enables sharing of 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 supplies the last asynchronous return code. Client applications can choose not to wait and can prepare to send the next message or do 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.

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

WebSphere MQ 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 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 are 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.

WebSphere MQ V7.0 connects Web 2.0 with core enterprise systems, enabling a richer user experience and unlocking the value of business data.

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, the bridge for HTTP can also be used where zero client footprint is needed and can simplify administration for large communities of applications that require simple access to WebSphere MQ.

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WebSphere MQ is capable as of June 27, 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.

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Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
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Product positioning

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

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

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

  • WebSphere MQ, the core of application integration, is the reliable, proven messaging backbone for SOA connectivity, as the universal, multipurpose data transport. It connects virtually any commercial IT system, with support for more than 80 platform configurations. WebSphere MQ supports industry-standard JMS messaging and includes a choice of APIs. WebSphere MQ interoperates with the JMS messaging services embedded in WebSphere Application Server, extending its reach to non-JEE environments. WebSphere MQ is a flexible connectivity solution that can grow incrementally with changing business needs.
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS exploits the platform-specific capabilities of the IBM System z™ platform to deliver a messaging powerhouse.
  • 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 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 is the messaging backbone that underpins and extends the IBM ESB portfolio. It provides the transport layer that ESBs can build upon, augmenting the backbone with mediation, transformation, and routing services.

  • WebSphere Message Broker adds transformation, intelligent routing, and information flow modelling to the WebSphere MQ 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 leverages Web services standards and builds on the embedded messaging in WebSphere Application Server. WebSphere MQ extends the reach of this ESB to non-JEE environments and a broader range of platforms.
  • WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 includes 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 providing 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 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 systems

Universal messaging backbone

In an SOA, an ESB provides an integration layer that mediates, transforms, and enriches data when it transports the data 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 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 in its asynchronous mode as a buffering mechanism to regulate the flow of requests made to these systems. WebSphere MQ is the ideal transport for adding reliability and traceability to service interactions, providing a scalable, reliable, and resilient backbone that enables a business-critical SOA.


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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Any hardware that is explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software, and any associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide a statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider (if not IBM).


Software requirements


The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a read-me file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Compatibility: WebSphere® MQ V7.0 queue managers and clients interoperate with queue managers and clients from any previous level of WebSphere MQ or MQSeries® products.

The WebSphere MQ Explorer runs on the Linux™ on x86 and Windows® platforms. The MQ Explorer can be used on a client connection from an earlier supported level of WebSphere MQ or MQSeries on a different platform (for example, WebSphere MQ V5.3 on AIX® or MQSeries V5.1 on Solaris, Intel® Platform Edition).

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance 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 Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging: The WebSphere MQ V7.0 Media Pack comprises the following CD-ROMs:

  • WebSphere MQ for AIX
  • WebSphere MQ for HP-UX on Itanium platform
  • WebSphere MQ for HP-UX PA-RISC platform
  • WebSphere MQ for i5/OS™
  • WebSphere MQ for Linux on x86-64 platform
  • WebSphere MQ for Linux on x86 platform
  • WebSphere MQ for Linux on System z™ platform
  • WebSphere MQ for Linux on POWER™ platform
  • WebSphere MQ for Solaris on x86-64 platform
  • WebSphere MQ for Solaris SPARC platform
  • WebSphere MQ for Windows
  • WebSphere MQ Clients
  • WebSphere MQ Quick Start

The Media Pack also contains an International Program License Agreement booklet and a Media Pack Pointer Sheet.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere MQ uses the security and auditability features of the host 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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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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IBM WebSphere MQ
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WebSphere MQ Value Unit SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo         D55V2LL

Passport Advantage supply

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WebSphere MQ V7.0.0
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WebSphere MQ V7.0.0

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WebSphere MQ Linux zSeries    WebSphere MQ for           BA0NWML
 per SubCapacity Value Unit    Multiplatforms V7.0
                               Multilingual Media Pack
WebSphere MQ Per              WebSphere MQ for           BA0NWML
 SubCapacity Value Unit        Multiplatforms V7.0
                               Multilingual Media Pack
WebSphere MQ Value Unit       WebSphere MQ for           BA0NWML
                               Multiplatforms V7.0
                               Multilingual Media Pack

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WebSphere MQ Linux zSeries Value                         D55V5LL
 Unit SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo


WebSphere MQ

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D55V6LL                           WebSphere MQ Linux on z Subcap
                                   Value Unit Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
D55V7LL                           WebSphere MQ Linux on z Subcap
                                   Value Unit SW Maint Reinstate
                                   12 Mo
E0259LL                           WebSphere MQ Subcap Value Unit
                                   Annual SW Maint Rnwl
D55V8LL                           WebSphere MQ Subcap Value Unit
                                   Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
D55V9LL                           WebSphere MQ Subcap Value Unit
                                   SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo

Sub-capacity for selected middleware products: Sub-capacity licensing on a per processor or per Value Unit basis is available for selected middleware products. To offer sub-capacity licensing, IBM software products implement IBM Tivoli® License Compliance Manager within their offerings so that you can monitor and report quarterly to IBM on the use of the programs on a continuous basis.

More information can be found on the Passport Advantage Web site

Eligibility requirements for sub-capacity licensing: To be eligible for sub-capacity licensing terms on this product, you must agree to install and configure IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software, in accordance with the IBM Tivoli License Manager publications, and to enable the collection of program use data on all eligible machines subject to sub-capacity terms.

For those machines running programs with sub-capacity licensing terms, you must use IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software to monitor program use and submit to IBM an IBM Use Report each calendar quarter. Multiple copies of IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software or IBM Tivoli License Manager are not required. You can use more copies if you need them to support your operational environment, but only one copy is required to monitor all your sub-capacity licensed products.

Additionally, if this is the first product you have licensed under sub-capacity terms, you must agree to the terms of an attachment to your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express contract and submit a new Passport Advantage enrollment form. First-time sub capacity clients also have an opportunity to ensure a primary business contact is established for their contracts.

For more information on required and entitled license capacity, license requirements, and reporting, refer to 205-093 , dated April 19, 2005.

If you order (this product) under sub-capacity terms, IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software will be made available to you if you do not already have one. You must install and configure this tool for your sub-capacity products. Alternately, you can use Tivoli License Manager. Once the license manager software is installed, you will be required to register online. (IBM may need to contact you in order to finalize the registration process.) You must monitor program use on a continuous basis with an IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software and submit IBM Use Reports to IBM on a calendar quarterly basis.

IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software is documented in the following customer publications, which are available from IBM Publications Center at

Publication                                           Form
Planning, Installation, and Configuration             SC32-1431
Administration                                        SC32-1430
Problem Determination                                 SC32-9102
Data Dictionary                                       SC32-1432
Release Notes                                         SC32-1429

For IBM Tivoli License Manager configuration guidance and instructions for specific products (including this product) acquired with sub-capacity terms, refer to

The Web site will give you information about how to set up the product for detection by IBM Tivoli License Manager, any required maintenance, and any required steps that are unique to this product.

On/Off CoD: WebSphere MQ

Part description                                      number
WebSphere MQ Processor Day OOCoD Temp Use Chrg        ASQ24LL

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Terms and conditions

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.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and 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.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License Information form number(s)

Program name       number        Form number
WebSphere MQ       5724-H72      L-TMAN-7BBKKX

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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. Refer to the IBM Software Support Handbook for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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 programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
  • For programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off CoD software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Product name
WebSphere MQ            No

Usage restriction: Yes

The various program unique terms set forth or referred to apply to the program and to its components as identified below, and are in addition to, and may modify, those of the IBM International Program License Agreement.

  1. License use management

    License Use Management software is used to monitor compliance. You should retain your original product and all Passport Advantage documents as Proof of Entitlement.

    No separate server or client authorizations are required to license any other component part of the program, including the Information Center, MQ Resource Adapter, and MQ Explorer.

    Specific restrictions also apply to various components of the program, as described below.

  2. Extended Transactional Client

    In addition to the MQ clients, WebSphere MQ delivers an extended transactional client for each client platform.

    If you choose to use an extended transactional client, you must purchase a license for the machine on which you are running the client. The only exception to this requirement is if the transaction manager that you are using is provided by WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere ESB, or WebSphere Process Server, each of which includes extended transactional client capability.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Agreement for acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:

    IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

Software maintenance applies: Yes. Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance 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 Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance 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 via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

Software Maintenance 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.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

On/Off CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries™ and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
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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.
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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

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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)
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
    Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             L3R 2Z1
 Reference:  YE001

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.


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