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IBM Integration Bus Version 9.0 release notes

Release Notes


This document contains the release notes for IBM Integration Bus (formerly WebSphere Message Broker) Version 9.0.


IBM Integration Bus V9.0 Release Notes

Release Notes documentation for IBM Integration Bus V9.0 of the tooling and runtime components.

Release Notes file for: IBM Integration Bus
Product/Component Release:
Update Name:

Publication date:
28 June 2013
Last modified date:
28 June 2013


Installation information:

Always use the latest version of this release notes file, which is available in English only at:

Translated release notes files are available at:

Prior to installation

For information about the tasks you must complete before you install the product, refer to the IBM Integration Bus 9.0 product documentation at:

Check the IBM Integration Bus system requirements to ensure that your installation platform is supported for the product edition that you plan to install. The IBM Integration Bus system requirements web page is available at:

Two editions of IBM Integration Bus v9.0 are available on Windows:

  • IBM Integration Bus v9.0 Windows x86 (32-bit Broker runtime component)
  • IBM Integration Bus v9.0 Windows x86-64 (64-bit Broker runtime component)

The 64-bit edition of IBM Integration Bus is not supported on some 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system. For more information, see the IBM Integration Bus system requirements web page.

Essential information if you are migrating

If you are migrating from WebSphere Message Broker version 6.1, version 7.0, or version 8.0, refer to the product documentation at, which provides detailed information about how to migrate.

The names of several resources and components within the product have changed to reflect the new capabilities of IBM Integration Bus. For more information, see "Name changes in IBM Integration Bus Version 9.0" at:


The online product documentation for IBM Integration Bus v9.0 is available at:

Always refer to the online product documentation for the latest information. The online product documentation contains newer information than the documentation that is included with the IBM Integration Toolkit.

The stand-alone product documentation is available for download at: (Linux version) (Windows version)

For information about using the stand-alone documentation, read the using_the_infocenter.html file that is included in the ibm_help folder in the ib_help_linux.tgz and files.


Defects: This release notes file might contain references to defect numbers. These numbers refer to internal IBM problem numbers; you might find these numbers useful when discussing problems with your IBM service representative.

Technotes: For current information about known problems and available fixes, see the IBM Integration Bus support website at:

To find information, click Troubleshoot. IBM Integration Bus Technotes are displayed and can be ordered and searched.

For information about downloading IBM Integration Bus 9.0 installation images from the Passport Advantage website, see the Download IBM Integration Bus V9.0 from the Passport Advantage website download document, which is available at:

Versions: For the latest information about which versions of operating systems and databases are supported by IBM Integration Bus, see the system requirements page at:

Feature updates

Check periodically for updates to the IBM Integration Toolkit, including documentation updates in English and in other supported languages. Recommended fixes for IBM Integration Bus can be found at:

Details of what's new in Version 9.0 can be found at:

Known problems and their workarounds (if any):

This section outlines the known problems and their workarounds (if any) of IBM Integration Bus, by component.

  • Windows: Uninstallation executable program is not signed
  • Symptoms:

    If you run the IBM Integration Bus uninstallation program uninstaller.exe, and you are using Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, a window might be displayed warning that the uninstallation file is unsigned.


    This warning can be safely ignored. Continue with the uninstallation process.


    IBM Integration Bus is supported on Ubuntu, but only for development systems. Production systems should not be used to run IBM Integration Bus on Ubuntu.

    For more information, see the IBM Integration Bus system requirements page:

    • Unable to connect a node that has multiple output terminals to other nodes (116214)
    • Symptoms

      When attempting to connect a node that has multiple output terminals to other nodes, a connection is not created.


      To work around this problem, complete one of the following steps:

      • Set the following environment variable: GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1

      • Use a different window manager
Solaris and HP-UX
    • Increase in bipbroker and DataFlowEngine memory footprint on Solaris and HP-UX
    • Symptoms

      After upgrading from WebSphere Message Broker V8.0.0.1, bipbroker and DataFlowEngine processes that are running on Solaris or HP systems might use an additional 204 MB of memory. This is caused by an increased default value of the ReservedCodeCacheSize parameter, in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that is used by the integration node (broker) processes. This area of memory is related to the just-in-time compilation of Java classes, and was increased by the JVM supplier in response to an increase in third-party products requiring additional space in the code cache.


      If the increase in memory usage causes problems for your system, you can set the value of the ReservedCodeCacheSize parameter to its former value by exporting the following environment variable in the profile of your broker before you start that broker:


  • No known issues.

IBM Integration Explorer
  • Connecting to a queue manager requires a SHARECNV value that is greater than 0
  • To connect IBM Integration Explorer to a queue manager to receive publications, the SHARECNV property on that queue manager's SVRCONN channel must have a value that is greater than 0. This value is required if you want to use the Statistics or Statistics Graph views in IBM Integration Explorer.

IBM Integration Toolkit
  • Importing resources into a new workspace might require project clean
  • Symptom:

    When you import resources into a new workspace, error messages might display after autobuild is complete.


    In the Application Development view, select your projects and right-click Project > Clean to rebuild the projects. After the projects are cleaned, the error messages relating to the import are removed.

  • Specifying a new workspace with mqsicreatebar might require project clean
  • Symptom:

    When you run the mqsicreatebar command and specify a new workspace, error messages might display.


    Use the -cleanBuild option when running the mqsicreatebar command to clean the projects.

  • Java, PHP, and message set projects that have the same name can belong only to one application or Library
  • Symptom:

    If you have more than one application or library in your workspace that requires a Java, PHP, or message set project to have the same name, an error message similar to the following is displayed:
    The project < Project Name > can not be a member of multiple applications or libraries....


    To use a project in more than one application or library, convert that project to a library, and then reference it from the application or library in which you need to use it.

  • A version of XULRunner which is not compatible with Eclipse 3.6 (upon which the IBM Integration Toolkit is based) might cause the IBM Integration Toolkit to crash shortly after being launched on Linux.
  • Symptom:

    A short time after launching the IBM Integration Toolkit on Linux, the IBM Integration Toolkit crashes with the following error:
    JVM terminated - Exit code=160


    Install a version of XULRunner which is compatible with Eclipse 3.6.

    Compatible versions of XULRunner are versions 1.8-3.6 and associated fix packs.

    Testing at IBM has been completed by using the following version of XULRunner, and has been confirmed to resolve the issue:

    Expand the downloaded compressed file into a local directory (for example /usr/lib/xulrunner_new)

    Add the following line to the eclipse.ini file under the mb install directory:
    -Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.XULRunnerPath=<location of unzipped download> ( e.g. -Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.XULRunnerPath=/usr/lib/xulrunner_new)

  • The WebSphere ESB conversion tool reports that one-way operations are converted as request-response operations.
  • Symptom:

    When you use the WebSphere ESB conversion tool to convert a mediation flow that was created by using either a service integration template or an operation map template, and that mediation flow includes one-way operations, the name of the generated subflow ends in Request_Response instead of Request. The WebSphere ESB conversion tool displays a conversion message stating that the response flow has been converted, but a one-way operation has no response flow.


    Ignore the conversion message.

  • BIP4128 error deploying library with the same namespace prefix in the same ESQL package as an already deployed library
  • Problem:

    If you have two independent libraries with the same namespace prefix that is defined within an ESQL package, and you try to deploy both libraries to the default application, the deployment of one of the libraries fails.

    For example:

    Library 1 : MyDBLibrary
    ESQL file : MyFlow_GetCustomerInfo.esql
    PATH MyDBService.CUSTOMERGroup;
    DECLARE ns NAMESPACE 'http://MyDBService';

    Library 2: MyTestDBLibrary
    ESQL file: MyFlow_Compute.esql
    PATH DatabaseService.CUSTOMER_Table_Operations;
    DECLARE ns NAMESPACE 'http://DatabaseService';

    Results in the following error:

    BIP4128E: Failed to deploy ESQL 'declare' called '#NS' contained in 'MyTestDBLibrary.mqsiLibrary\MyFlow_Compute.esql' because it is already deployed in file 'MyDBLibrary.mqsiLibrary\MyFlow_GetCustomerInfo.esql'? The ESQL component has already been deployed in a different ESQL file.


    ESQL requires a unique namespace prefix to be defined within an ESQL package. Ensure that each ESQL module, routine or declare statement is declared in only one ESQL file. Change the namespace prefix in one of your libraries so it is unique within the context of deployment.

Web Services
  • No known issues.

Web user interface
  • Upload of WSDL in the web user interface is not supported on z/OS
  • When you are using IBM Integration Bus on z/OS, you cannot upload WSDL files for use in the Web Based Static Endpoint pattern by using the web user interface.

  • BIP2112E error with 2033 error code on broker startup on z/OS. Statistics are not available in the web user interface.
  • Problem:

    The web user interface fails to display statistics or administrative changes.

    The following error occurs when you start IBM Integration Bus:

    BIP2112E: Message broker internal error: diagnostic information '2', '2033'.


    Apply the PTF for WebSphere MQ APAR PM90120.

  • No known issues.

WebSphere Adapter nodes
  • Saving Enterprise Metadata Discovery (EMD) adapter connection information during iterative discovery
  • Symptoms:

    During WebSphere Adapter for SAP Software Enterprise Metadata Discovery (EMD) iterative discovery, the Adapter Connection wizard Service Generation and Deployment Configuration panel is displayed and can be edited; however, any adapter system connection information that you enter is not saved in the adapter component.


    Use the WebSphere Adapters editor to change the adapter system connection information to ensure that subsequent EMD iterative discoveries preserve the adapter system connection information:

      1. Right-click the .outadapter or .inadapter component.
      2. Click Open With > WebSphere Adapters editor.
      3. Double-click the component.
      4. Double-click the WebSphere Adapter node in the Message Flow editor.

  • Assured delivery option for JDEdwards is not supported
  • Symptoms:

    The JDE inbound adapter fails to deploy if the assured delivery check box is selected in the adapter wizard. The following error is issued:

    An attempt to set the property 'AssuredOnceDelivery' on adapter component 'AssuredDeliveryMSApp.IBM WebSphere Adapter for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne' failed because the property is not supported.


    This functionality is not currently supported, and should not be used in message flow development.

Graphical Data Mapper
  • Stored Procedures from a database other than DB2 cannot be called from a Graphical Data Map Database Routine Transform.
  • Symptoms: When building a graphical data map that includes a Database Routine Transform, if the Database Routine Transform uses a database model (.dbm file) that was discovered from an Database Server other than IBM DB2, the Graphical Data Mapping editor prevents the selection from completing. The editor displays the following explanation message: "Selected Routine is not supported in this release" .

    Solution: Only IBM DB2 stored procedures can currently be called from Graphical Data Maps.

  • Calling mqsiprofile in a zsh shell exits the session (A63403)
  • Symptoms:

    On UNIX systems that use Z shell (zsh) as the shell environment, a call to 'source {install path}/mqsiprofile' causes the shell to exit. Due to the default behavior of zsh, the mqsiprofile command checks an incorrect argument number to determine whether it is being sourced, or run directly. The mqsiprofile script then prints a warning message and calls exit, but zsh interprets this call as an instruction to exit the current shell.


    To work around this problem, complete the following step:

    • In the UNIX terminal, call 'unsetopt function_argzero', then call the mqsiprofile command again.

  • User databases on z/OS
  • Customers using user databases on z/OS require DB2 APAR PK99362.

  • JDBC/XA globally coordinated ('XA') transactions
  • JDBC/XA globally coordinated ('XA') transactions are supported on DB2 and Oracle (except Oracle RAC) on all platforms supported by IBM Integration Bus except HP-UX on Itanium and z/OS.

    ODBC XA and JDBC/XA cannot be mixed on the same broker.

  • Informix globally coordinated ('XA') transactions
  • Informix globally coordinated ('XA') transactions are not supported.

  • XA configuration using WebSphere MQ installation-specific subdirectories of exits and exits64 directories is not supported
  • When configuring a broker to use XA with a WebSphere MQ 7.5 queue manager as the transaction manager, include the appropriate switch file in the
    <MQ_DATA_PATH>/exits or <MQ_DATA_PATH>/exits64 directories, or both. Do not use the installation-specific exits and exits64 subdirectories for the switch files.

  • No known issues.

BPM Integration
  • When you use an export file (.twx file) from an IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Toolkit to create an IBM Integration Bus v9.0 integration service, the BPM Toolkit can have only one level of dependent BPM Toolkits.
  • Symptoms:

    Using IBM Integration Bus v9.0, you can integrate with BPM by importing BPM integration service definitions into IBM Integration Bus to generate IBM Integration Bus integration services. A .twx file, which is an export of a snapshot of a BPM Toolkit, is used to transfer the BPM integration service definition to IBM Integration Bus. The BPM Toolkit must contain a BPM integration service with defined input and output variables, and can contain references to other BPM Toolkits that contain associated business objects.

    BPM Toolkits can reference dependent BPM Toolkits that reference other BPM Toolkits. However, when you create an IBM Integration Bus v9.0 integration service from a .twx file, there can be only one level of BPM Toolkit abstraction between a BPM integration service and the business objects.


    When you are integrating BPM with IBM Integration Bus v9.0, ensure that the BPM Toolkit that contains the BPM integration service does not contain references to BPM Toolkits that reference other BPM Toolkits.

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Useful websites

IBM Integration Bus product page

DB2 Fix Packs
If you have a current support contract, you can order DB2 fix packs on CD by calling DB2 support. Alternatively you can download DB2 fix packs from the web, however some fix pack files are large and therefore requesting CD versions can avoid lengthy downloads.
DB2 support contact details, and DB2 fix pack downloads are available at:

WebSphere MQ Fix Packs

IBM Integration Bus Fix Packs

IBM Integration Bus Requirements

IBM Integration Bus release notes file

IBM Integration Bus v9.0 stand-alone product documentation
For Linux:
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IBM Integration Bus v9.0 online product documentation

IBM Centre for Java™ Technology Development Downloads

Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Specification

IBM Integration Bus developerWorks Zone

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  • Product electronic availability: 28 June 2013
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