|Version 5.3 of the 32-bit
WebSphere MQ Client running on HP-UX Itanium (ia64) processors was
previously shipped as an IBM product (SupportPac
MQC1). As of October 1st, 2007,
responsibility for the product has been transferred to Willow Technology to extend the life and support of this
product for those customers who need it.
either a license or support contract for WebSphere MQ Client for HP-UX
(Itanium Edition), please contact Willow's
This client implementation supports 32-bit execution
only and is not enabled for Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security .
A WebSphere MQ client is part of the product that can
be installed on its own, on a separate machine from the base product and
server. You can run a WebSphere MQ (MQSeries) application on a WebSphere
MQ client and it can interact, by means of a communications protocol,
with one or more WebSphere MQ servers and connect to their queue
managers. The servers to which the client connects may or may not be
part of a cluster. WebSphere MQ Family Platforms provides a list of
which platforms are supported as WebSphere MQ Clients and/or Servers.
An application that you want to run in the WebSphere
MQ client environment must first be linked with the relevant client
library. When the application issues an MQI call, the WebSphere MQ
client code directs the request to a queue manager, where it is
processed and from where a reply is sent back to the client. The link
between the application and the client code is established dynamically
The MQI is available to applications running on the
client platform; the queues and other WebSphere MQ (MQSeries) objects
are held on a queue manager that you have installed on a server machine.
POSSIBLE USES Why use WebSphere MQ clients? Using
WebSphere MQ clients is an efficient way of implementing WebSphere MQ
messaging and queuing. You can have an application that uses the MQI
running on one machine and the queue manager running on a different
machine, either physical or virtual. The benefits of doing this are:
-There is no need for a full WebSphere MQ
implementation on the client machine. -Hardware requirements on the
client system are reduced. -System administration requirements are
reduced. -A WebSphere MQ application, running on a client can connect to
multiple queue managers on different systems. -Alternative channels
using different transmission protocols may be used.
What applications run on a WebSphere MQ client? The
full MQI is supported in the client environment and this enables almost
any WebSphere MQ application to be relinked to run on a WebSphere MQ
client. Link the application on the WebSphere MQ client to the MQIC
library, rather than to the MQI library. The exceptions are an
application that needs syncpoint coordination with other resource
managers, and Get(signal) on z/OS.
Note: An application running on a WebSphere MQ client
may connect to more than one queue Manager concurrently, or use a queue
manager name with an asterisk (*) on an MQCONN or MQCONNX call.
The application will have to be changed if you want to
link to the queue manager libraries instead of the client libraries, as
this function will not be available.
- HP-UX B.11.23 (aka 11i version 2.0)
- TCP/IP SNAplus2 R6.11.23.001
- HP C/ANSI C compiler C.05.50
- HP aC++ Compiler C.05.50
Third Party Software:
- MicroFocus COBOL (Server Express 2.2)