I had a question from a customer about being unable to use the REST API because they were still on MQ V8.
The announced end of support date for V8 was the end of April 2020. This gives them no time to upgrade test system, pre-production, and production.
Do not panic if you haven’t upgraded yet – because the page says
- IBM Limited Continuing Support (LCS) for IBM MQ 8.0In 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.
This gives you a bit of time to get to MQ 9.1 – dont delay, raise a change request today.