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WebSphere MQ Support and Service summary for z/OS, OS/390 and MVS/ESA

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This page gives a summary of the support information for currently supported MQ for z/OS, MQSeries for OS/390 and MQSeries for MVS/ESA products.


Click here for a list of APARs required for MQ or MQSeries migration.

If you intend to use MQ for z/OS with WebSphere Application Server, read the appropriate information APAR:
  • II13776 for WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3.1
  • II14245 for WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0

Further important information relating to migration or installation of:
  • IBM MQ for z/OS V8.0.0 onwards can be found here.
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.1.0 can be found here.
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0.1 can be found here.

Information regarding the order processing for the MQ for z/OS product and maintenance can be found here.

Note: The JMS feature of MQ for z/OS is not serviced in the traditional z/OS manner of a single APAR for a single fix. Instead it is serviced by the method used for MQ on distributed platforms; that is, by a cumulative fix pack (formerly CSD) APAR released periodically. This APAR may be obtained in the normal manner for APARs. USERMODs may be made available for individual fixes in between "fix packs"; contact your IBM support center for details.

For HIPER and PE APARs see HIPER and PE APARs for WebSphere MQ for z/OS.

Go directly to Shopz or IBMLink/ServiceLink to download PTFs, or download PTFs from within the APARs listed in the fixlist.

Fixes for WebSphere MQ
End of Service Date
IBM MQ for z/OS V9.1.0
IBM MQ for z/OS V9.0.0
IBM MQ for z/OS V8.0.0
30 April 2020
WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.1.0
6 November 2017
WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0.1
30 September 2015
WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0.0
30 September 2011
WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0
30 September 2012
WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3.1
30 April 2008
WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3.0
31 October 2005

For End of service dates see End of Service dates for MQ or MQSeries.

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Modified date:
09 December 2019