IBM App Connect Enterprise v11 combines the existing industry-trusted IBM Integration Bus technology with new cloud native technologies and with IBM App Connect Professional, to deliver a platform that supports the full breadth of integration needs across a modern digital enterprise.

The announcement of the IBM App Connect Enterprise software release was made on 30th January 2018.

29 comments on"IBM App Connect Enterprise (software)"

  1. We are upgrading to IBM Ace from IIB 10. In App Connect Enterprise Toolkit…. No information is being logged to Deployment Log….. the deployments are working fine though..
    Another issue we have seen is, not able to see the Bar file Name that has been deployed to the Integration server.

    • @Sharath Hi,
      In ACE V11, the deployment log stopped being used. The deployment dialog was changed to provide a lot more details of the deployment results, and the log you get back from the run time for the deploy is better than before. You can click Copy in the deployment dialog, and then paste into any editor. After you close the dialog, you can look for deployment information in the event log / syslog. Some improvements to deployment logging were added in, and the team are considering more.

      For your BAR file name comment, the paradigm has changed in ACE V11; it’s now simply an “unzip and go” concept. ACE V11 simply unzips the files to the /run directory and doesn’t show the names of BAR files that have been deployed to an integration server.

  2. For IBM App Connect Professional, the web console uses Adobe Flash which is outdated. Will it change to HTML5 or other technology?

  3. Why in IBM App Connect Studio are there fewer connectors than IBM App Connect (Cloud)?

    For example Slack connectors.

    • @Yisus Hi
      You can create integrations in Studio or using the App Connect Designer authoring experience (on IBM Cloud) so can take advantage of the connectors in Studio and the Designer authoring experience. There are more connectors in the Designer authoring experience because connectors are being added there all the time.
      The Designer is the newer authoring experience, intended to be easy “for business users that are looking to automate workflows between SaaS [like Slack] and on-premises applications” (from the announcement). So you might look to exploit those connectors first in event-driven flows or flows for APIs, and if needed use Studio for other solution needs that might not be satisfied by Designer flows.

  4. Hi, can someone suggest me a way to view/track the message logs in local system? Event log viewer doesn’t help or I am looking at the wrong place. I’m using App connect enterprise v

    • @Dhinesh Hi
      Have you looked at tracking the activity logs? You can configure your integration servers to send Activity Log data to IBM Cloud Log Analysis, and you can then view it in a Kibana dashboard alongside other logging and statistics information. You can also capture the Activity Log data and write it to a local file. For more information about this, see “Using activity logs” at

      Or are you looking for something else? If so, please explain.


  5. what is the purpose of integration node? what is the difference between running independent integration server and integration node that hosts integration server? How do they work?

    • Ian_Larner May 21, 2019

      @Punitha Hi,
      The purpose of an integration node is as the central point of administrative control over a set of owned integration servers on a physical machine or virtual machine image. That central management purpose of an integration node includes monitoring the availability of the node’s integration servers and automatically restarting any of those servers that have stopped unintentionally, and providing central configuration for services like administration security for resources used by those integration servers. (Properties that you set for the integration node are inherited by the integration servers that it owns. However, you can change integration server properties by modifying them in the server’s configuration file.) You can also create more than one integration node, on one or more computers, to provide load balancing, or wider separation of responsibilities.

      Independent integration servers (not associated with an integration node) are very useful to quickly get up and running with App Connect Enterprise software, especially if you are working in a development phase of your project or trying out the product for the first time. In a container framework such as Kubernetes or IBM Cloud Private, it is the responsibility of this framework to ensure that integration servers remain running (or are restarted appropriately), so in this situation using independent integration servers would be the better choice. However, on a physical machine or virtual machine image you’ll need to ensure that independent servers remain running (or are restarted appropriately) so in that situation you are advised to define integration servers under an integration node to manage the associated integration servers.


  6. Rajasekhar May 02, 2019

    Is WMB8 version is compatible with IBM App Connect V11 or IIB V10?

  7. Camilo Pineda February 05, 2019

    Hello guys.
    Is there any plan to have AIX supported to deploy ACE.
    My client wants to do so on a couple of Power8 servers.

  8. Hello, We have requirement to migrate from WMB 8.0 to App Connect V11.0 and looking for App Connect V11.0 training. Can you please help to share the Table of Contents which has to be covered for training.

    • Karen Broughton-Mabbitt September 26, 2018

      Hello, thanks for your question. There are 2 training courses currently being developed. We don’t have table of contents just yet but I can share the outline of the courses:

      1. App Connect Enterprise and REST APIs
      – It is ideal for businesses that need to take advantage of API-driven architectures, connect cloud-based applications, or use artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. This is a short digital learning course which reviews the REST API development support that started with IIB V10 and continues with ACE V11.

      2. App Connect Enterprise – Foundations.
      – This course introduces you to IBM App Connect Enterprise, a platform that supports the full breadth of integration needs across a modern digital enterprise. In this course, you will learn two different developer experiences:
      – a simple, configuration-based designer tooling to connect applications in the cloud
      – or new web based tooling to build simple things quickly, or utilize the full Integrated Development Environment (IDE) toolkit to tackle more detailed and challenging requirements.
      Please note that these are tentative outlines of the courses, we’ll update the community when they are going to be released and we welcome any feedback or suggestions.

  9. Hi,
    is the developer edition download still available ?
    The link [] brings up a 404 error page
    even after clearing browser cache or using incognito window etc.

    Thank you in advance.

  10. Anthony_Kuo May 30, 2018

    May we know if there’s any planned schedule to support AIX, in which fixpack ?

  11. karimWasily May 09, 2018

    Can any body confirm what are the new enhancements in IIB 11 (App Connect)

  12. Do we have a trial download to our local system or is it an on cloud App

    • Ian_Larner April 13, 2018

      The download for the IBM App Connect Enterprise v11 Developer edition is available, on the same page as the IIB Developer edition downloads:
      Regards, Ian

      • Yuvaraj C Panneerselvam May 01, 2018

        Am not able to find IBM App Connect Enterprise v11 Developer edition in the link provided above [] . Appreciate if you confirm where to get access to IBM App Connect Enterprise v11 Developer Edition software.

        Thanks for your support

        • Ian_Larner May 01, 2018

          Yuvaraj Hi,
          The App Connect Enterprise v11 download is there, as the first option labelled “IBM App Connect Enterprise for Developers, Version”. I’ve just checked the download link in a private/incognito window, and saw the ACE v11 option.

          If you don’t see that option, it is probably due to an issue with your browser cache for the page; either opening the page link in a private/incognito window or clearing your browser cache should get you the correct page and options.

          • Yuvaraj C Panneerselvam May 01, 2018

            Thanks for the prompt response. As suggested after clearing the browse cache, am able to see the option for IBM ACE v11.

            Appreciate your support

        • Balvinder Singh June 12, 2018

          Thanks a lot Ian_Larner, your shared URL helped me to download the ACE.

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