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  • 1.  Downloadable MQ 9.2 Windows software updates

    Posted Thu August 26, 2021 11:28 AM
    I need to update my MQ Windows Servers from 9.1 to 9.2, I am having issues finding on Passport Advantage the software that I need to download for Windows, it is only showing me downloads for Linux?

    I am using this site:

    IBM Passport Advantage Online

    I am using the correct site number, also what is the main difference between long term and continuous delivery, does it matter for upgrades?

    Any concerns or issues going from 9.1 to 9.2.

    Thanks.

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  • 2.  RE: Downloadable MQ 9.2 Windows software updates

    Posted Thu August 26, 2021 11:42 AM
    This FAQ will help to answer some of your questions around the differences between LTS and CD releases
    IBM MQ FAQ for Long Term Support and Continuous Delivery releases
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    IBM MQ FAQ for Long Term Support and Continuous Delivery releases
    This FAQ is applicable to IBM MQ 9.0 and later releases. Starting with IBM MQ 9.0, IBM MQ introduced the support model described below.
    View this on Ibm >


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    James E. (Jim) Berube
    Technical Account Manager (TAM) - Specialist, IBM Expertise Connect
    IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software
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  • 3.  RE: Downloadable MQ 9.2 Windows software updates

    Posted Thu August 26, 2021 02:07 PM
    Thanks for that, I also found the MQ server update file for Windows, plan on updating from 9.1 to 9.2 using this executable:

    9.2.0-IBM-MQ-Win64-FP0002

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  • 4.  RE: Downloadable MQ 9.2 Windows software updates

    Posted Thu August 26, 2021 02:24 PM
    Ok, that executable is an LTS release. (LTS has fixpacks, CD does not and you can't apply an LTS release to a CD release and vice versa.) You will have to install the LTS base version of 9.2 before you can install that fixpack as there will not be proper base version to apply the fixpack too, until you do.

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    James E. (Jim) Berube
    Technical Account Manager (TAM) - Specialist, IBM Expertise Connect
    IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software
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  • 5.  RE: Downloadable MQ 9.2 Windows software updates

    Posted Thu August 26, 2021 03:16 PM
    Yes, it looks like you were on the fixpack site before, but you would need to get the base version, at least, from Passport Advantage. There might even be a direct install to get to version 9.2.0.2.
    If you can search by part numbers, this is the base 9.2.0.0 install: CC5TWML
    This is the 9.2.0.2 install: CC9S4ML
    You'll want to follow the instructions at https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/ibm-mq/9.2?topic=mq-upgrading-installation-windows to either upgrade your existing installation or perform a side by side installation. (Personally, I prefer doing a side by side install.) Either way, I strongly recommend you get a good, full back up of all of your Queue Manager Objects, as well as backing up your data and logs directories before you do anything, so you can restore to your original version if that becomes necessary.

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    James E. (Jim) Berube
    Technical Account Manager (TAM) - Specialist, IBM Expertise Connect
    IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software
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