Preparing the environment for IMS nodes

Before you can use the IMS nodes, you must set up the integration node runtime environment so that you can access the IMS system.

Before you begin

Read IBM Information Management System (IMS).

About this task

Complete the following steps to ensure that IBM® Integration Bus can connect to the IMS system.


  1. Ensure that IMS Connect is installed and started on the IMS system.
  2. If you do not want to configure IMS connection properties directly on the IMSRequest node, define a configurable service for each IMS system to which you want to connect.
    For example, to create an IMSConnect configurable service for the IMS instance IMSA that is running on, port 9999, run the mqsicreateconfigurableservice command as shown:
    mqsicreateconfigurableservice IBNODE -c IMSConnect -o myIMSConnectService
    -n Hostname,PortNumber,DataStoreName -v,9999,IMSA
    For details about how to create, change, and report configurable services, see Changing connection information for the IMSRequest node.
    You can use the IMSConnect configurable service to configure the IMSRequest node to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. For more information, see Securing the connection to IMS by using SSL.
  3. Use the mqsisetdbparms command to set security details in the integration node store.
    For example, to associate a user ID and password pair with an IMS Connect connection, run the mqsisetdbparms command as shown:
    mqsisetdbparms IBNODE -n ims::mySecurityIdentity -u myuserid -p mypassword