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Announcement: End of Support for IBM MQ 9.0.0 LTS and IBM MQ 9.0.x CD

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Abstract

IBM withdrew support for IBM MQ 9.0.0 LTS and IBM MQ 9.0.x CD on all platforms.

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  1. What were the end of support dates for IBM MQ 9.0.0 LTS and 9.0.x CD?
  2. What replacement products are available?
  3. How do I check which version I am currently running?
  4. Is any information available to help me upgrade to a later version?
  5. Can I purchase a support extension for my current version?
  6. Are the IBM MQ 9.0.x clients and managed file transfer agents also out of support?
  7. Is IBM MQ 9.0.x supported when it is included with another IBM product that is in support?
  8. Is the IBM MQ 9.0.x Resource Adapter supported in WebSphere Application Server?
  9. Is documentation still available for these products?
  10. Is maintenance still available for these products?
  11. How do I obtain installation images for this product if I still need them?
  12. Is there an IBM MQ trial version available for download?


 

What were the end of support dates for IBM MQ 9.0.0 LTS and 9.0.x CD?

Product Version Release Date End of Support Platforms
IBM MQ 9.0.0 LTS 2 Jun 2016 30 Sep 2021 AIX, HP-UX (Itanium), IBM i, Linux (POWER LE), Linux (x86-64), Linux (zSeries 64-bit), Solaris (SPARC), Solaris (x86-64), Windows (x86-64)
IBM MQ 9.0.x CD 2 Jun 2016 30 Sep 2021 AIX, Linux (POWER LE), Linux (x86-64), Linux (zSeries 64-bit), Ubuntu (POWER LE), Ubuntu (x86-64), Ubuntu (zSeries 64-bit), Windows (x86-64)
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers 9.0.0 LTS 2 Jun 2016 30 Sep 2021 Linux (POWER LE), Linux (x86-64), Linux (zSeries 64-bit), Windows (x86-64)
IBM MQ Advanced for Developers 9.0.x CD 2 Jun 2016 30 Sep 2021 Linux (POWER LE), Linux (x86-64), Linux (zSeries 64-bit), Ubuntu (POWER LE), Ubuntu (x86-64), Ubuntu (zSeries 64-bit), Windows (x86-64)
IBM MQ for z/OS 9.0.0 LTS, 9.0.x CD 17 Jun 2016 30 Sep 2021 z/OS
IBM MQ for z/OS Value Unit Edition 9.0.0 LTS, 9.0.x CD 17 Jun 2016 30 Sep 2021 z/OS
IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS 9.0.0 LTS, 9.0.x CD 17 Jun 2016 30 Sep 2021 z/OS
IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Value Unit Edition 9.0.0 LTS, 9.0.x CD 29 Jul 2016 30 Sep 2021 z/OS
IBM MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS 9.0.0 LTS, 9.0.x CD 17 Jun 2016 30 Sep 2021 z/OS
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS 9.0.0 LTS, 9.0.x CD 17 Jun 2016 30 Sep 2021 z/OS
IBM MQ Appliance M2001 9.0.x CD 18 Nov 2016 9 Sep 2020 8436-55X
 

IBM MQ: Running your world


 

What replacement products are available?

The following replacement products are available. Review the migration paths for restrictions on migrating queue managers to later releases before upgrading.



 

How do I check which version I am currently running?

 

On platforms other than IBM i, z/OS and the IBM MQ Appliance, run dspmqver, and if that is not found run mqver. If neither command is found, use the operating system commands and utilities to display installed software levels.

On IBM i run DSPMQMVER, and if that is not found run CALL PGM(QMQM/MQVER). If neither command is found, use GO LICPGM option 10 and press PF11 to view the versions of the installed programs.

On z/OS, look for message CSQY000I in the MSTR job log to determine your version.

To display the IBM MQ Managed File Transfer version, run: fteDisplayVersion

In the MQ Appliance Web UI, use the ?⃝ > About menu option:

IBM MQ Appliance version window in Web UI

 

Alternatively, follow the IBM Documentation for the IBM MQ Appliance instructions to display the version from the CLI. The IBM MQ Appliance M2001 is Machine Type-Model 8436-55X:

mqa# show version

         Serial: 0000000
        Version: MQ00.9.2.3.0
          Level: p923-L210708
          Build: 333949mq
     Build Date: 2021/06/29 09:23:39
 Watchdog Build: MQ00.9.2.3.0
 Installed DPOS: MQ00.9.2.3.0
   Running DPOS: MQ00.9.2.3.0
XML accelerator: embedded
   Machine Type: 8436
     Model Type: 55X

 

See how upgrading from MQ to MQ Advanced leads to smoother and safer operations


 

Is any information available to help me upgrade to a later version?

 

The IBM Documentation for IBM MQ and for the IBM MQ Appliance includes information to assist you in migrating to a supported version of IBM MQ and to new MQ Appliance hardware:

Existing IBM MQ 9.0 queue managers can be updated directly to the latest version of IBM MQ. Review the migration paths for IBM MQ for Multiplatforms and IBM MQ for z/OS for more information on migration paths for existing queue managers:



 

Can I purchase a support extension for my current version?

 

Support extensions might be available for IBM MQ 9.0 for an additional fee. To inquire whether extended support is available, contact your local IBM sales representative.

US Customers should contact Customer Support Operations at 1-877-426-6006, option #2. If you provide your IBM customer number, they can quickly find your sales representative.

Customers in other geographies should refer to the IBM directory of worldwide support contacts to find sales contact numbers in your region:

 

 

Are the IBM MQ 9.0 clients and managed file transfer agents also out of support?

 

Yes. The IBM MQ 9.0 clients and IBM MQ 9.0 managed file transfer agents go out of support at the same time as the IBM MQ server on that platform.

 

 

Is IBM MQ 9.0 supported when it is included with another IBM product that is in support?

Some IBM software products use IBM MQ as a supporting program, which means they provide a license to download and install IBM MQ, without charge, for use with that software product. In these cases, IBM MQ 9.0 still goes out of support on the dates given. The other software product will typically include entitlement to later versions of IBM MQ to cover its full support lifespan.

Less frequently, IBM MQ components are bundled with another IBM software product, which means IBM MQ libraries or functionality are included directly with that product or as an installation prerequisite. For example, WebSphere Application Server 9.0.0 bundles the IBM MQ 9.0 Resource Adapter directly as part of its installation. When IBM MQ 9.0 is bundled in this fashion, the IBM MQ component is supported for use by the other software product throughout that product's support lifespan.



 

Is the IBM MQ 9.0 Resource Adapter supported in WebSphere Application Server?

 

Yes, the IBM MQ 9.0 Resource Adapter bundled with WebSphere Application Server 9.0.0 is supported as long as that version of WebSphere Application Server remains in support, or longer if you purchase a WebSphere Application Server support extension. However, if you manually install your own copy of the IBM MQ 9.0 Resource Adapter in WebSphere Application Server or any third-party Jakarta EE or Java EE server, it is not supported. The IBM MQ 9.0 Resource Adapter is not supported by WebSphere Application Server 9.0.5, which bundles the IBM MQ 9.1 Resource Adapter instead.

Mainframe to cloud - with MQ for zOS


 

Is documentation still available for these products?

 

Yes. IBM Documentation for IBM MQ 9.0 is available online. Customer-installable documentation and PDFs are also available for download:

 

 

Is maintenance still available for these products?

 

Fix packs for IBM MQ 9.0 are available at: Recommended Fixes for IBM MQ.

 

 

How do I obtain installation images for this product if I still need them?

 

Installation images for IBM MQ 9.0 might still be available for a time from Passport Advantage or IBM Shopz.

 



 

Is there an IBM MQ trial version available for download?

 

You can obtain a trial version of IBM MQ 9.3.0:

MQ on IBM Cloud

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Modified date:
02 August 2022

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