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What's new in IBM MQ?

  • 1.  What's new in IBM MQ?

    Posted 19 days ago

    IBM MQ continues to evolve to meet the needs of your enterprise and make your life easier.

    Join us in this session as our experts review IBM MQ's latest updates and explain how your organization can benefit from queue managers that balance application workloads for you, improved workload performance across high latency links, and a completely new user-friendly interface. 

    Watch live on Tuesday, July 28th at 10 AM EDT for What's new in IBM MQ? webinar. Register to watch here and share your questions below. 

    Thanks, 



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    Michael Buss
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  • 2.  RE: What's new in IBM MQ?

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi,
    can i connect an mq server ver 8 (windows os) to another mq server ver 9 (windows os) ?



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    Charalampos Stefanou
    SW Solution Architect
    BYTE S.A.
    ATHENS
    2109002000
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  • 3.  RE: What's new in IBM MQ?

    Posted 15 days ago
    Yes absolutely. MQ channels are able to communicate with any other version of MQ, both higher or lower than themselves.
    P.S. When you have a question not related to the thread you are in, please consider making a new thread in future.

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    Morag Hughson
    MQ Technical Education Specialist
    MQGem Software Limited
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  • 4.  RE: What's new in IBM MQ?

    Posted 8 days ago
    And to know what version of MQ Client is connecting to MQ server, execute command `DISPLAY CHSTATUS(channel-name) RVERSION`
    Details available here: https://community.ibm.com/community/user/imwuc/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=f10eae62-6e5a-4b4c-bf30-464867c7b4fb&CommunityKey=183ec850-4947-49c8-9a2e-8e7c7fc46c64&tab=digestviewer#bmf10eae62-6e5a-4b4c-bf30-464867c7b4fb

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    Oak Creek WI
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  • 5.  RE: What's new in IBM MQ?

    Posted 7 days ago
    The mq client v8 can connect to an MQ Server v9 ?





  • 6.  RE: What's new in IBM MQ?

    Posted 7 days ago
    Yes certainly! Any version of MQ client can connect to any version of an MQ Queue Manager, on any platform.

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    Morag Hughson
    MQ Technical Education Specialist
    MQGem Software Limited
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  • 7.  RE: What's new in IBM MQ?

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hi,

    Don't forget however that support for a particular version of client is tied to support for that version of queue manager. So the V8 client went out of standard support on the 30th April this year. If you have an extended support contract for version 8 then you will be able to carry on getting your client supported.

    Regards, Matt.

    Matt Leming
    Architect, IBM MQ for z/OS

    Email: lemingma@uk.ibm.com
     
     





  • 8.  RE: What's new in IBM MQ?

    Posted 7 days ago
    I thought the v8 end of support get extended to September 30, 2020 due to COVID-19.

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    Tim Zielke
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  • 9.  RE: What's new in IBM MQ?

    Posted 6 days ago
    Hi Tim,

    I'm not aware of any blanket statement saying that, and it still says the April date on the EOS web site.

    Regards, Matt.

    Matt Leming
    Architect, IBM MQ for z/OS

    Email: lemingma@uk.ibm.com
     
     





  • 10.  RE: What's new in IBM MQ?

    Posted 6 days ago
    I stand corrected!

    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/711837

    Says:

    "In order to help customers through the challenges caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, IBM has announced Limited Continuing Support (LCS) for IBM MQ 8.0 and other selected offerings through 30 September 2020. Customers with active Software Subscription and Support coverage (S&S) on these offerings will be able to receive support for routine, short duration installation and usage questions and code-related questions. Also included is 7-day, 24-hour support for mission critical emergencies (severity 1 cases) and access to existing available fixes created before the MQ 8.0 End of Support date, but new security fixes and patches will require a service extension. "

    Either way, you need to be careful that you have suitable support in place if you are planning on still using a V8 client.

    Regards, Matt.

    Matt Leming
    Architect, IBM MQ for z/OS

    Email: lemingma@uk.ibm.com