IBM MQ 9.3 for Multiplatforms and IBM MQ on Cloud deliver improved capabilities to securely power cloud-native applications across hybrid-multicloud

IBM Latin America Software Announcement LP22-0145
April 12, 2022

Table of contents
OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberRegional availabilityRegional availability


Overview

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Businesses large and small need to ensure that every order, every payment, and every customer interaction counts. It takes time to build the right mix of applications, to integrate with partners, and build a successful business. Maximize your investments by ensuring messages between enterprise applications are delivered reliably once-and-only-once, and decouple your applications to rapidly respond to a sudden increase in traffic or a system outage.

IBM® MQ can be deployed to public clouds or private data centers to connect applications and data wherever they reside. You can even tap into the value of existing data as it flows around the enterprise to gain real-time insights or react to events as they happen, while robust security mechanisms keep critical business and customer data safe.

MQ 9.3 is the follow-on long-term support release (LTSR) to MQ 9.2. With the LTSR, fix packs will only provide fixes that include no new functions.

MQ 9.3 also is the follow-on continuous delivery (CD) release to MQ 9.2.5, which is the final CD release for the MQ 9.2 LTSR. MQ 9.3 includes the features that were delivered in the MQ CD releases 9.2.1 through 9.2.5, along with some minor additional enhancements. The capabilities being incorporated into MQ 9.3 from previous MQ 9.2.x CD releases and those that are new in MQ 9.3 are detailed in the Description section.

For more information, see the IBM MQ FAQ for Long Term Support and Continuous Delivery releases website.

MQ 9.3 includes:

  • An improved getting-started experience
  • Simplified cloud-native deployment and improved high availability, scalability, and resilience
  • The ability to tap into existing data with streaming queues
  • Enhanced administration for improved user experience
  • Security enhancements that build on the existing robust security mechanisms in MQ
  • Enhancements to IBM MQ Advanced Managed File Transfer capabilities
  • Updates to the supported platforms


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Key requirements

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MQ 9.3 runs on a variety of operating systems and container runtime environments. For more details, see the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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June 23, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.

See the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description

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MQ 9.3 includes enhancements that were introduced in version 9.2.x CD releases and new function, first available in MQ 9.3. Following are some details of what MQ 9.3 contains. Capabilities that are available only in the IBM MQ Advanced offering are identified separately.

An improved getting-started experience

  • Capabilities in MQ 9.3 that first appeared in MQ 9.2.x CD releases:
    • Enhancements to the MQ Console enable new users to get started more easily than ever before, confidently sending and receiving messages through the graphical user interface.
    • AMQP is an open-source messaging protocol designed to effectively support a wide range of messaging applications and communication patterns. Support for applications using Apache Qpid JMS that use point-to-point messaging with Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP) is added. Additionally, browse support and additional channel attributes are now available for the AMQP open message protocol.
    • When installing on Microsoft™ Windows™ or through silent install, users who have selected to install MQ Advanced capabilities are informed during the install process to reduce the risk of installing MQ Advanced features in error.

Simplified cloud-native deployment and improved high availability, scalability, and resilience

  • Capabilities in MQ 9.3 that first appeared in MQ 9.2.x CD releases:
    • Transactional applications, IBM WebSphere® Liberty JEE applications, request-and-reply applications, and .NET clients can be connected to a uniform cluster. Uniform cluster usability enhancements improve deployment and administration experience. The objective of a uniform cluster is that applications can be designed for scale and availability and can connect to any of the queue managers within the uniform cluster. This removes any dependency on a specific queue manager, resulting in better availability and workload balancing of messaging traffic.
    • MQ supports autoscaling based on queue depth using the Kubernetes-based Event Driven Autoscaler (KEDA). KEDA is an Apache 2.0-licensed open-source project that was created by Microsoft and Red Hat®. It has become a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) sandbox project. It was designed to provide better scaling options for event-driven applications on Kubernetes. For more information, see the Introduction to KEDA article.
  • Capabilities in MQ Advanced 9.3 that first appeared in MQ 9.2.x CD releases:
    • Native HA (high availability) is available to IBM Cloud Pak® for Integration clients for container-based queue managers being deployed to IBM Cloud Pak for Integration on Red Hat OpenShift® using the MQ certified container. Additionally, Native HA is now available to deploy in containers on Kubernetes. An example Helm chart has been provided in the ibm-messaging GitHub. Supported container runtimes are documented under the Runtime Environments section of the MQ system requirement pages.

      Native HA is designed to deliver efficient and security-rich replication of data for redundancy, integrated with quorum-controlled failover for safe and fast recovery from failures. Critically, this provides the same data integrity and consistency that you would expect from MQ, which is designed to provide full protection for every recoverable operation and message, to ensure that none are duplicated or lost. Native HA does not require any changes to your applications or restrictions to their behavior.

    • The IBM MQ Advanced certified container can be used to deploy a production-ready IBM MQ image to IBM Cloud Pak for Integration or Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
    • Replicated Data Queue Managers (RDQM) had several enhancements, including:
      • HA failed resource action identification and resolution. Failed resource actions can prevent queue manager failover or result in a queue manager running in a nonpreferred location. These can be displayed and resolved using dedicated commands.
      • RDQM HA and disaster recovery (DR) last "in sync" time information is now reported when nodes are not in sync, which can help with problem determination and recovery.
      • RDQM relies on a kernel module to provide data replication. Enhancements are delivered to help clients ensure they have loaded the correct kernel module and to improve diagnostics.

The ability to tap into existing data with new streaming queues

  • Capabilities in MQ 9.3 that first appeared in MQ 9.2.x CD releases:
    • Streaming queues enable clients to tap into the value of data flowing over MQ. Streaming queues enable you to make message data available to Apache Kafka, AI, and analytics applications for real-time processing. There are no architectural changes required to your existing queues and, importantly, zero impact to existing applications.

Enhanced administration for improved user experience

  • Capabilities in MQ 9.3 that first appeared in MQ 9.2.x CD releases:
    • MQ Console remote queue manager support enables clients to view and manage their MQ estate from a single user interface, regardless of whether queue managers are deployed in distributed, IBM z/OS®, MQ Appliance, or cloud environments. In addition, there are several enhancements to the usability of the MQ Console to improve the overall user experience.
    • Enhancements have been made to MQ Script (MQSC) commands to make it easier to ensure that queue managers are configured in a consistent way.
    • Messages that cannot be delivered to their correct destination are stored on a Dead Letter Queue (DLQ) for later retrieval and are processed or removed by a DLQ handler. The DLQ handler can connect to a remote queue manager and is included in the client package, in addition to the server package in which it is already available. This means that the DLQ handler can now connect to either a local or remote queue manager, including an MQ Appliance or cloud environment.
    • Additional REST API enhancements for improved administration.
    • REST Messaging API enhancements: The messaging REST API is used to perform simple point-to-point and publish messaging. For instance, messages can be published to a topic, sent to a queue, browsed on a queue, and destructively got from a queue. This RESTful API enables creating and consuming MQ messages without requiring an MQ client install. User properties can be set on messages, enabling the identification and routing of messages more effectively. In addition, message priority can be set with the messaging REST API, and there is better support for correlation and message IDs.

Security enhancements

Security is an important consideration for developers of MQ applications and MQ system administrators. MQ 9.2.x includes several security enhancements that build on the existing robust security mechanisms to help ensure your mission-critical business data is protected, including:

  • Capabilities in MQ 9.3 that first appeared in MQ 9.2.x CD releases:
    • The authority model has been simplified for MQ running in containers to enable you to define permissions for users without the users having to exist in a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server.
    • Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 for Java™ 8 is supported.
    • A TLS-only mode is available, and users are notified when a non-TLS communication is enabled.
    • Client Server Name Indicator (SNI) offers additional flexibility by enabling users to set a custom hostname instead of a channel name in the TLS SNI header.
    • .NET support for SNI over TLS.
    • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) stanza password encryption and SNI password encryption have been added.
    • TLS support for the IBM MQ .NET XA Monitor application is added.
    • MQ Internet Pass-Thru (IPT) supports TLS 1.3 and can support multiple queue manager certificates.
  • Capabilities in MQ Advanced 9.3 that first appeared in MQ 9.2.x CD releases:
    • MQ Advanced Message Security (AMS) password protection enhancements to improve security with AMS.

Updates to MQ Advanced Managed File Transfer capabilities

Among the additional capabilities provided by MQ Advanced is the ability to move file data over the MQ network with IBM MQ Advanced Managed File Transfer (MFT). MQ MFT is a more reliable and efficient means for secure data and file transfer, outpacing and outperforming applications like File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), and other methods.

  • Capabilities in MQ 9.3 that first appeared in MQ Advanced 9.2.x CD releases:
    • MFT protocol bridge agent enhancements now enable users to limit file transfers per FTP and SFTP endpoint to reduce the risk of bottlenecks and effectively prioritize file transfers.
    • The MFT file logger component is now part of the redistributable MFT package to enable clients to optionally copy published information about actions for analysis and auditing purposes.
    • Commands to start and stop resource monitors. These two commands allow a resource monitor to start or stop without the need to stop/start an agent.
    • Assets to deploy the MFT agent in Red Hat OpenShift and Docker environments are now available, including an image published in Docker Hub with GitHub samples to enable customization.
    • Transfer logs are now provided for enhanced visibility of file transfer status. This provides more information to the user about the activities of MFT agents, including details of successful transfers and any failure cases. Transfer logs can assist users in resolving common problems and can be used to supply more detailed diagnostics if required by IBM support.
    • When clients run the RAS gathering tool with the fteRAS command, additional information is provided to confirm progress. The fteRAS command runs the RAS gathering tool to collect troubleshooting information (MustGather data). The data that fteRAS collects is specific to the Managed File Transfer installation on the system where the program is being run.

  • Capabilities that first appear in MQ Advanced 9.3:
    • A REST API enables file data to be transferred over MQ with the create file transfer command. REST API commands have been updated to include commands to make a managed call request over the REST API, which is submitted through MQ to an MFT Agent. This allows for the full power of MFT Agents to be realized outside of transferring data.

Other enhancements and platform updates

  • Capabilities in MQ 9.3 that first appeared in MQ 9.2.x CD releases:
    • MQ client support for Adoptium and IBM Semeru Java 11 runtimes
    • MQ client support for Oracle and Adoptium Java 17 runtimes
    • Windows Server 2022 support
    • Windows 11 support
    • The IA94 SupportPac has been repackaged to be unzippable and go with no installation and is also now licensed to be redistributable with applications. There are also defect fixes and other lifecycle updates. It is supported on Microsoft Windows, Linux® x86-64 and AIX®.
  • Capabilities that first appeared in MQ 9.3:
    • JMS 3.0 support is provided to extend the set of environments in which MQ can be used.
    • .NET 6 support
    • The MQ Explorer has been removed from the IBM MQ install package. It remains available to clients as a separate download.
    • The previously deprecated widget-based Dashboard Web Console has now been removed.

MQ on Cloud is available as a managed service on IBM Cloud® or Amazon Web Services (AWS). For feature details, see the IBM MQ supported features web page.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Reports website.



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Statement of general direction

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

  • IBM intends to make IBM MQ for z/OS®, 9.3 and IBM MQ Appliance 9.3 firmware available in the future.
  • IBM intends to remove support for the following signing and encryption algorithms from the Advanced Message Security component in a future MQ release: MD5, SHA1, RC2, DES, and 3DES. Clients using these algorithms should migrate to stronger algorithms such as: SHA256, SHA384, SHA512, AES128, or AES256.

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



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Reference information

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For general product information about MQ, see the IBM MQ website.



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Availability of national languages

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Description Availability date Language
IBM MQ 9.3 June 23, 2022 English, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Polish, German, Hungarian, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Czech

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5724-H72 9.3 IBM MQ for Multiplatforms
5737-H57 Cloud service IBM MQ on Cloud



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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

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



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Publications

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See IBM MQ 9.3 documentation.

Note: The MQ 9.3 documentation will be available on or before the planned availability date.



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

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

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

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

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

IBM Consulting

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

For additional information, see the IBM Consulting website.

IBM Technology Support Services (TSS)

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

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

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

IBM Expert Labs

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

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

For additional information, see the IBM Expert Labs website.

IBM Security® Expert Labs

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

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

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

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



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

MQ 9.3 supports the following operating environments and programming languages.

Operating systems:

  • Microsoft™ Windows™
  • Linux®
  • IBM AIX®
  • IBM z/OS
Programming languages:

For MQ product software requirements, see the System Requirements for IBM MQ 9.3 web page.

For container runtime environments that are supported by the prebuilt MQ Advanced certified container, see the System Requirements for IBM MQ 9.3 web page. Select the product component or operating system for the MQ release being used and view the Containers tab.

If you are building your own MQ containers, see the System Requirements for IBM MQ 9.3 web page. Select the product component or operating system for the MQ release being used, and view the "Runtime Environment" section in the SupportedSoftware tab to see supported runtime environments (Docker, CRI-O, and Containerd).

The IBM MQ resource adapter is compatible with application servers that support the Java Enterprise Edition 7.0 specification.

Note: The system requirements for IBM MQ 9.3 will be available on or before the planned availability date.

Compatibility

Queue managers and clients in MQ 9.3 interoperate with queue managers and clients from current and previous levels of MQ, IBM WebSphere® MQ, and IBM MQSeries®.

  • IBM MQ Explorer runs on the Linux x86-64 and Microsoft Windows platforms.
  • MQ Explorer, which is supplied with MQ 9.3, can use a client connection to connect to any supported level of MQ or WebSphere MQ on any platform.
  • MQ Managed File Transfer supports file transfers to and from server and client installations at any level of WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition.
IBM Support

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

Additional IBM support

IBM Client Engineering

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

Planning information

Packaging

MQ 9.3 is delivered through the internet as an electronic download.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

These programs are available only through Passport Advantage.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by IBM Business Partners.

To locate IBM Business Partners in your geography, see the Find a Business Partner page.

Passport Advantage

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

IBM MQ

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW S&S 12 Months D55V1LL
IBM MQ Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW S&S Renewal E0256LL
IBM MQ Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D55V2LL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0GGQLL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0ALULL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0GGSLL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1VAILL
IBM MQ Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1RYSLL

IBM MQ Advanced

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Advanced Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW S&S 12 Months D1GZULL
IBM MQ Advanced Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW S&S Renewal E0LNALL
IBM MQ Advanced Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D1GZVLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW S&S 12 Months D1H5GLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW S&S Renewal E0LNDLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D1H5HLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1VAKLL
IBM MQ Advanced Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1RYWLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + Software Subscription and Support 12 Months D052HZX
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment Processor Value Unit (PVU) Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement 12 Months D052IZX
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual Software Subscription and Support Renewal E052GZX
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment Virtual Processor Core Software Monthly License D052MZX

IBM MQ Telemetry

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Telemetry per Install Annual SW S&S Renewal E0DRHLL

IBM MQ Advanced Message Security Component

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Advanced Message Security Component Per PVU Annual SW S&S Renewal E0DS8LL
IBM MQ Advanced Message Security Component High Availability Replica 10 PVUs Annual SW S&S Renewal E0DS0LL

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Component

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW S&S Renewal E0LNELL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service High Availability Replica 10 PVUs Annual SW S&S Renewal E0LNKLL
IBM MQ File Transfer Agent Install Annual SW S&S Renewal E0LNLLL


Passport Advantage trade up

Clients must have previously acquired licenses for the following precursor products to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses for the trade-up products:

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

Precursor product Trade-up product Trade-up part number
IBM MQ Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM MQ Advanced Processor Value Unit (PVU) D1GZWLL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica Processor Value Unit (PVU) D1H5ILL
IBM MQ for Linux on z Systems® Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM MQ Advanced for Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) D1H00LL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica for Linux on z Systems PVU Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica for Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) D1H6ELL
MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM MQ Advanced Processor Value Unit (PVU) D29RYLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM MQ Advanced for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) D29RZLL

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


Cross-platform product for use on IBM Z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on IBM Z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run in these environments, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. The following set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement:

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

IBM MQ

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D55V4LL
IBM MQ for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0257LL
IBM MQ for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D55V5LL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0GGNLL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0ALTLL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0GGPLL
IBM MQ High Availability Replica Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1VAJLL
IBM MQ Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1RYTLL

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ File Transfer Agent for Linux on IBM Z Install Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0LNGLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0LNCLL
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z 10 Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0LNJLL

IBM MQ Advanced

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Advanced for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1GZYLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0LNBLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1GZZLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1H6BLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0LNILL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1H6CLL
IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1VALLL
IBM MQ Advanced Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1RYZLL
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + Software Subscription and Support 12 Months D052KZX
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement 12 Months D052LZX
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual Software Subscription and Support Renewal E052JZX
IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment for Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core SW Monthly License D052NZX

IBM MQ Advanced Message Security

Program name/Description Part number
IBM MQ Advanced Message Security Component for Linux on IBM Z Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0DS7LL
IBM MQ Advanced Message Security Component High Availability Replica for Linux on IBM Z 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0DRZLL

Charge metric

The charge metrics for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information number
5724-H72 IBM MQ 9.3 L-APIG-CAUEDT
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced 9.3 L-APIG-CAUEBE
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment 9.3 L-APIG-CAUEBE
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE8J
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE8J
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE6S
5724-H72 IBM MQ Telemetry 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE5T
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE9P
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service High Availability Replica 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE3J
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security High Availability Replica 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE3J
5724-H72 IBM MQ High Availability Replica 9.3 L-APIG-CAUDUV

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is available only through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

The following License Information documents apply to the offerings in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information number
5724-H72 IBM MQ 9.3 L-APIG-CAUEDT
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced 9.3 L-APIG-CAUEBE
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment 9.3 L-APIG-CAUEBE
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE8J
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE8J
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE6S
5724-H72 IBM MQ Telemetry 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE5T
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE9P
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service High Availability Replica 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE3J
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security High Availability Replica 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE3J
5724-H72 IBM MQ High Availability Replica 9.3 L-APIG-CAUDUV

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information about known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Support Guide.

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

Program technical support

Technical support enables you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product as long as your Software Subscription and Support is in effect. Software Subscription and Support also provides you with access to versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, LTSRs, or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice

MQ for Multiplatforms 9.3 is a LTS release and provides predictable support through iFixes and fix packs for a minimum period of five years from the general availability date. A minimum three-year extension of support is available for an additional fee.

MQ for Multiplatforms 9.3 is also a CD Release. The MQ Advanced container and MQ Explorer delivered with MQ 9.3 are available as CD release only, with no LTS release option.

IBM will investigate defects on any supported level. Defect fixes are provided for a CD release for 12 months from the planned availability date or while it remains one of the two most recent CD releases, whichever is longer.

For additional information about the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Continuous Delivery Support Lifecycle Policy website. If you require additional technical support from IBM, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. An extension of support beyond the discontinuance date might be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Usage restrictions

Yes

This offering is subject to usage restrictions. See the following License Information documents for details:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information number
5724-H72 IBM MQ 9.3 L-APIG-CAUEDT
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced 9.3 L-APIG-CAUEBE
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced for Non-Production Environment 9.3 L-APIG-CAUEBE
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE8J
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE8J
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE6S
5724-H72 IBM MQ Telemetry 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE5T
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced High Availability Replica 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE9P
5724-H72 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Service High Availability Replica 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE3J
5724-H72 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security High Availability Replica 9.3 L-APIG-CAUE3J
5724-H72 IBM MQ High Availability Replica 9.3 L-APIG-CAUDUV

See the License Information documents for details. These restrictions are current as of the date of announcement. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for any new or revised restrictions.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Support Guide.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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For all local charges, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage or IBM PartnerWorld® website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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Regional availability

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Argentina, Belize, Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Trademarks

IBM, Power, IBM Z, PartnerWorld, Passport Advantage, WebSphere, IBM Cloud Pak, z/OS, AIX, IBM Cloud, IBM Research, IBM Watson, IBM Security, QRadar, Resilient, i2, Guardium, MaaS360, MQSeries and z Systems are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Red Hat and OpenShift are registered trademarks of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Oracle and Java are trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates in the United States, other countries, or both.

The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from the Linux Foundation, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world­wide basis.

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

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Reference to other products in this announcement does not necessarily imply those products are announced, or intend to be announced, in your country. Additional terms of use are located at

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