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Announcement: End of Support for WebSphere MQ 7.5.0

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Abstract

IBM withdrew support for WebSphere MQ 7.5.0, WebSphere MQ Advanced 7.5.0, WebSphere MQ Advanced for Developers 7.5.0, WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer 7.5.0, WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for AIX 7.5.0, and WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.5.0.

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  1. What were the end of support dates for WebSphere MQ 7.5.0, WebSphere MQ Advanced 7.5.0, WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer 7.5.0, and WebSphere MQ Hypervisor 7.5.0?
  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 7.5.0 clients and managed file transfer agents also out of support?
  7. Is WebSphere MQ 7.5.0 supported when it is included with another IBM product that is in support?
  8. Is the WebSphere MQ 7.5.0 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 these products if I still need them?
  12. Is there an IBM MQ trial version available for download?
 
 

What were the end of support dates for WebSphere MQ 7.5.0, WebSphere MQ Advanced 7.5.0, WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer 7.5.0, and WebSphere MQ Hypervisor 7.5.0?

 
Product Version Release Date End of Support Platforms
WebSphere MQ 7.5.0 06 Jul 2012 30 Apr 2018 AIX, HP-UX (Itanium), Linux (POWER), Linux (x86), Linux (x86-64), Linux (zSeries 64-bit), Solaris (SPARC), Solaris (x86-64), Windows (x86)
WebSphere MQ Advanced 7.5.0 05 Apr 2013 30 Apr 2018 AIX, HP-UX (Itanium), Linux (POWER), Linux (x86), Linux (x86-64), Linux (zSeries 64-bit), Solaris (SPARC), Solaris (x86-64), Windows (x86)
WebSphere MQ Advanced for Developers 7.5.0 05 Apr 2013 30 Apr 2018 Linux (POWER), Linux (x86), Linux (x86-64), Linux (zSeries 64-bit), Windows (x86)
WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer Agent 7.5.0 02 Aug 2013 30 Apr 2018 IBM 4690 OS
WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer Service 7.5.0 13 Mar 2014 30 Apr 2018 AIX, HP-UX (Itanium), Linux (POWER), Linux (x86), Linux (x86-64), Linux (zSeries 64-bit), Solaris (SPARC), Solaris (x86-64), Windows (x86)
WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for AIX 7.5.0 17 May 2013 30 Apr 2018 AIX
WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.5.0 21 Aug 2012 30 Apr 2018 Linux (x86-64)
 



 

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.

  • For WebSphere MQ 7.5.0:
    • IBM MQ 9.3.x
    • IBM MQ 9.2.x
    • IBM MQ 9.1.x, the last release to support Solaris on SPARC and Solaris on x86-64
    • There is no replacement for HP-UX on Itanium
    • The 64-bit replacements for Linux on x86 (32-bit) and Windows on x86 (32-bit) can support 32-bit applications
    • The little-endian replacement for Linux on POWER (big-endian) requires applications to be recompiled
  • For WebSphere MQ Advanced 7.5.0 and WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer Service 7.5.0:
  • For WebSphere MQ Advanced for Developers 7.5.0:
  • For WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer Agent 7.5.0:
    • There is no replacement for IBM 4690 OS
  • For WebSphere MQ Hypervisor Edition for AIX 7.5.0:
  • For WebSphere MQ Hypervisor for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.5.0:
 

 

How do I check which version I am currently running?

 

On platforms other than IBM i 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 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 WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer version, run: fteDisplayVersion



 

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 7.5 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 might be available 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 WebSphere MQ 7.5 clients and managed file transfer agents also out of support?

 

Yes. The WebSphere MQ 7.5 clients and WebSphere MQ 7.5 managed file transfer agents went out of support at the same time as the WebSphere MQ server on each platform.

 
 
 

Is WebSphere MQ 7.5 supported when it is included with another IBM product that is in support?

 

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

Less frequently, WebSphere MQ components are bundled with another IBM software product, which means WebSphere MQ libraries or functionality are included directly with that product or as an installation prerequisite. For example, WebSphere Application Server 8.5 bundles the WebSphere MQ 7.1 Resource Adapter directly as part of its installation. When WebSphere MQ is bundled in this fashion, the WebSphere MQ component is supported for use by the other software product throughout that product's support lifespan.

Is the WebSphere MQ 7.5 Resource Adapter supported in WebSphere Application Server?

 

No version of WebSphere Application Server shipped the WebSphere MQ 7.5 Resource Adapter, so it is not supported even if you purchase a WebSphere Application Server support extension.



 

Is documentation still available for these products?

 

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

 

Is maintenance still available for these products?

Fix packs for WebSphere MQ 7.5 are available at: Recommended Fixes for IBM MQ.



 

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

 

Installation images for WebSphere MQ 7.5 might still be available from Passport Advantage.

 



 

Is there an IBM MQ trial version available for download?

 

You can obtain a trial version of IBM MQ 9.3.0:

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Modified date:
02 August 2022

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