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Announcement: End of Support for WebSphere MQ 6.0.x and WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition 6.0.x

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Abstract

IBM withdrew support for WebSphere MQ 6.0.x and WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition 6.0.x on all platforms.

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WMQ 6.0.x • WMQ ESE 6.0.x

  1. What were the end of support dates for WebSphere MQ 6.0.x and WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition 6.0.x?
  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 WebSphere MQ 6.0 clients also out of support?
  7. Is documentation still available for these products?
  8. Is maintenance still available for these products?
  9. How do I obtain installation images for these products if I still need them?
  10. Is there an IBM MQ trial version available for download?
 

What were the end of support dates for WebSphere MQ 6.0.x and WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition 6.0.x?

 
Product Version Release Date End of Support Platforms
WebSphere MQ 6.0.x 13 Aug 2008 30 Apr 2016 HP OpenVMS (Alpha), HP OpenVMS (Itanium)
WebSphere MQ 6.0.x 24 Jun 2005 30 Sep 2012 AIX, HP-UX (PA-RISC), i5/OS and OS/400, Linux (POWER), Linux (x86), Linux (zSeries 31-bit), Solaris (SPARC), Windows (x86)
WebSphere MQ 6.0.x 02 Dec 2005 30 Sep 2012 HP-UX (Itanium), Linux (x86-64), Linux (zSeries 64-bit), Solaris (x86-64)
WebSphere MQ for z/OS 6.0.x 02 Dec 2005 30 Sep 2012 z/OS
WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition 6.0.x 21 Apr 2006 30 Apr 2012 AIX, HP-UX (PA-RISC), Linux (x86), Linux (zSeries 31-bit), Linux (zSeries 64-bit), Solaris (SPARC), Windows (x86)
WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS 6.0.x 21 Mar 2006 30 Sep 2012 z/OS
 

 

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 i5/OS, OS/400 and z/OS, 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 i5/OS and OS/400 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 WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition version, run: dspmqsver



 

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

 

The IBM Documentation for IBM MQ includes information to assist you in migrating to a supported version of IBM MQ:

Existing WebSphere MQ 6.0 queue managers cannot be upgraded directly to the latest IBM MQ version. You must save your queue manager object definitions and their security settings, then manually move existing messages elsewhere or discard them. Install a supported version of IBM MQ, re-create the queue managers, object definitions and security settings, and then move back any messages you relocated.

Can I purchase a support extension for my current version?

Support extensions are no longer available. For more information, 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 WebSphere MQ 6.0 clients also out of support?

 

Yes. The WebSphere MQ 6.0 clients went out of support at the same time as the WebSphere MQ server on each platform.

 

Is documentation still available for these products?

Yes. In addition to customer-installable documentation, PDF books are available:

 

Is maintenance still available for these products?

Fix packs are no longer available for WebSphere MQ 6.0.x or WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition 6.0.x.

 

How do I obtain installation images for these products if I still need them?

Installation images for WebSphere MQ 6.0.x and WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition 6.0.x are no longer available from Passport Advantage or IBM Shopz.



 

Is there an IBM MQ trial version available for download?

You can obtain a full-featured trial version of IBM MQ 9.2 on distributed platforms to evaluate for 90 days:

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Modified date:
20 October 2021

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