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IBM MQ 9.1 is the last version for Solaris and IBM MQ 9.0 was the last version for HP-UX

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You are using IBM MQ on Solaris and/or IBM MQ on HP-UX and you want to upgrade your queue managers or move them to another host.


a) MQ 9.1 is the last version for Solaris (SPARC and X86)
That is, the next version after MQ 9.1 will NOT support Solaris.
a.1) MQ 9.1 reached its End Of Support (EOS) on 30-Sep-2023.
a.2) For more information on the announcement that MQ 9.1 is the last version.release for Solaris see:
 IBM MQ V9.1.3 for Multiplatforms delivers continuous delivery enhancements that extend and build out new messaging features
IBM United States Software Announcement 219-254
July 9, 2019
Statement of general direction:
Cessation of further releases for MQ on the Oracle Solaris operating system. That means the MQ V9.1 LTS will be the last supported release on this platform.
b) MQ 9.0 was the last version for HP-UX.
That is, MQ 9.1 does NOT support HP-UX.
For more information see:
IBM MQ 9.1.x / IBM MQ / About IBM MQ / What's new and changed in IBM MQ Version 9.1.0 / Deprecated and removed features in Version 9.1.0 /
Removed features in Version 9.1.0
Support for HP-UX
Support for the HP-UX operating system for all IBM MQ components, including server and clients, is removed from Version 9.1.0.
c) Here are the End Of Support (EOS) dates that have been published for all OSs (including Solaris)
The EOS dates are obtained from:
- IBM MQ Distributed, Version 9.1.x, GA 2018-07-23, EOS 30-Sep-2023
- IBM MQ Distributed, Version 9.0.x, GA 2016-06-02,        EOS 30-Sep-2021
- WebSphere MQ Distributed, Version  8.0, GA  Jun 2014, EOS 30-Apr-2020
- WebSphere MQ Distributed, Version 7.5, GA 06 Jul 2012, EOS 30-Apr-2018
- WebSphere MQ Distributed, Version 7.1, GA 11 Nov 2011, EOS  30-Apr-2017
- WebSphere MQ Distributed, Version 7.0.1, GA 25 Sep 2009, EOS 30 Sep 2015
- WebSphere MQ Distributed, Version 7.0.0, GA 27 Jun 2008, EOS 30 Sep 2015
- WebSphere MQ Distributed, Version 6.0, GA 24 Jun 2005, EOS 30-Sep-2012
d) The following link has the IBM lifecycle support policy (published in February 2008).
It describes the "5 Plus 3" policy for support (5 years of normal support + 3 years of paid extended contract)
IBM International Program License Agreement Software Support Lifecycle Policy is enhanced to support your middleware software solutions
IBM United States Software Announcement 208-035
February 19, 2008
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Make support extensions available, for an additional fee, for a minimum period of three (3) years following the product's effective support discontinuance date.
Support extensions are designed to allow migration to the current release to be successfully completed. For additional information on product technical support extensions beyond the five-year minimum period, contact your IBM representative.
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e) If your team wants to purchase an extended support contract for MQ 9.1 on Solaris, please contact your IBM Marketing representative.
If you do not know who is your IBM marketing representative, you can find out by calling ...
e.1) Customer Support Operations at 877-426-6006, option 2.  If you give them the customer number they can find the account rep for you.
e.2) IBM Customer Service Center:
   1-800-IBM-4YOU (1-800-426-4968)
Listen to the initial message and wait for a live IBM customer representative.
f) If you want to migrate your MQ queue managers from Solaris/HP-UX, you may consider going to AIX, Linux or Windows.
f.1) You cannot just copy the MQ data files and recovery log files from the queue manager in Solaris/HPUX and paste them in an AIX, Linux or Windows box. This will NOT work because the binary files are not compatible (word alignment, etc).
f.2) You could try to export the object definitions into text files and then use them to populate a queue manager in an supported platform/version-release.
Steps to export the object definitions and messages from one MQ queue manager in host-1 and import them in another queue manager in host-2?  
g)The role of the IBM MQ Support team is to provide assistance on problem determination and to answer basic how-to questions.
We recommend for you to contact directly the following fee-based resource "IBM Cloud Professional Services" team for matters related to complex migration scenarios, application design, performance tuning, and related consulting services.
IBM Cloud Professional Services
Worldwide services and support for IBM Cloud solutions
(also known as: IBM Services Organization, IBM Software Services for WebSphere or IBM Cloud Technical Engagement)
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Modified date:
01 October 2023