We’ve just released V3.0.21 of z/OS Connect EE.
There have been some enhancements that you may be interested in, plus some APAR fixes. As a result of one of these fixes, ensure you follow the instructions for “Upgrading from a previous release of z/OS Connect EE” below.
Upgrading from a previous release of z/OS Connect EE
After upgrading to z/OS Connect EE V3.0.21, the first time you start up your server, you must specify the
--clean option on your started task PARMS statement, for example:
/S BAQSTRT,PARMS=' serverName --clean'. This is to delete all persistent cached information and pick up updated OSGi bundles shipped in this release.
Find out more about the
If you fail to specify the
--clean option your server may not function correctly and you may see the following errors in your messages.log, STDERR, and FFDC:
[ERROR ] CWWKF0002E: A bundle could not be found for com.fasterxml.jackson.core.jackson-annotations/2.9.5.
[ERROR ] CWWKF0002E: A bundle could not be found for com.fasterxml.jackson.core.jackson-databind/2.9.5.
[ERROR ] CWWKF0002E: A bundle could not be found for org.yaml.snakeyaml/1.11.0.
[ERROR ] CWWKF0002E: A bundle could not be found for com.fasterxml.jackson.dataformat.jackson-dataformat-yaml/2.9.5.
[ERROR ] CWWKF0002E: A bundle could not be found for com.fasterxml.jackson.core.jackson-core/2.9.5.
Subsequent starts of the server do not require the
IBM MQ Service Provider
The IBM MQ service provider is now built into the z/OS Connect EE server, so you do not need to copy it from an IBM MQ installation. The new IBM MQ service provider adds support for generating service archive files with the Build Toolkit. The resulting .sar files can then be deployed directly to the z/OS Connect EE server. APIs can then be created in the API toolkit to call these services.
A Quick Start Scenario has been created to enable you to quickly configure an end-to-end solution using the new MQ service provider.
More information about API requester security in the IBM Knowledge Center
The Security section of the IBM Knowledge Centre has been enhanced for API requesters to provide more information about the security methods supported by z/OS Connect EE. The new content provides more conceptual information that will help you to choose the most suitable configuration for your installation.
WebSphere Liberty Profile 126.96.36.199
The version of WebSphere Liberty Profile that is embedded in z/OS Connect EE V3.0.21 is V188.8.131.52.
The version of the angel shipped with WebSphere Liberty Profile V184.108.40.206 is version 10.
API toolkit V220.127.116.11
The latest version of the z/OS Connect EE API toolkit plug-in to design and create your services and APIs is V18.104.22.168. You are recommended to use the latest version as it includes all the latest fixes.
Get started today
Use the links below to find out more, and to get started with V3.0.21 now!