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System Requirements for WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0

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This document contains the system requirements for WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0.


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  • WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0 is the follow-on release to MQSeries for VSE/ESA V2.1.2.
Hardware requirements
  • IBM System z10 Enterprise Class
  • IBM System z10 Business Class
  • IBM System z9 Enterprise Class
  • IBM System z9 Business Class
  • IBM zSeries 890
  • IBM zSeries 990
  • IBM zSeries 800
  • IBM zSeries 900
  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server Generation 5 and 6
  • S/390 Multiprise 3000
  • Other manufactures compatible servers capable of running z/VSE
Software Requirements
  • z/VSE V3.1, or later
  • Language Environment V1.4.4, or later
  • CICS/VSE V2.3 or CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA V1.1.1, or later
  • For APPC channels: VTAM V4.2, or later
  • For TCP/IP channels: TCP/IP for VSE V1.5F (or equivalent), or later
  • WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0 is compatible with MQSeries for VSE/ESA V2.1.2.
  • Applications from MQSeries for VSE/ESA V2.1.2 can be migrated without change.
  • There are no migration issues.
  • WebSphere MQ for z/VSE will participate in distributed queuing with all currently supported V5, V6, and V7 WebSphere MQ products on all supported distributed and z/OS platforms, and with the existing MQSeries for VSE/ESA V2.1.2 product. However, WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0 will not support participation in any WebSphere MQ cluster.
  • Explorer support to view and manage WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0 queue managers and MQSeries for VSE/ESA V2.1.2 queue managers will need WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.6 (planned availabilty first quarter 2009) or V7.0.0.1 or WebSphere MQ Explorer Category 3 Support Pac MS0T. The Explorer itself does not run on the z/VSE platform.
  • For more information on z/VSE V4.2, refer to Software Announcement 208-323, dated October 21, 2008.
Application Support
  • For C applications: Language Environment C for VSE V1.1 or later
  • For COBOL applications: Language Environment COBOL for VSE V1.1 or later
  • For PL/I applications: Language Environment PL/I for VSE V1.1 or later

Change history:
  • 11 December, 2008: WebSphere MQ for z/VSE V3.0 requirements webpage published.
  • 17 December 2008: Added Application Support section.

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Modified date:
17 June 2018