|VOLUME II. – No. 9.||FRIDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER, 2016||PRICE: FREE|
Welcome to the September edition of the MQGem Monthly Newsletter, bringing you company news from MQGem Software, information about the MO71, MQSCX, MQEDIT, and QLOAD products, and interesting articles about IBM MQ.
A minor release of MO71 added additional search capabilities to aid you in finding the queue manager you want to work from a long list. Read more about MO71 queue manager search capabilities here.
This month held the only dedicated IBM MQ Conference, MQTCv126.96.36.199, brought to you by CapitalWare. Paul and Morag were both there as speakers and with an MQGem booth in the Sponsor Pavilion. Read more here.
Interesting IBM MQ links
Here are a few links that caught our eye this month.
- Using AWS CloudWatch to monitor queue managers
- Can we use zEDC compression for archive logs?
- Which channels are being used?
- MQ Appliance Datasheet
- MQ High availability using Ceph block storage
- What reason codes should be used to drive reconnection logic in JMS applications?
- Getting started with MQ Light Ruby apps using the Message Hub Service for Bluemix
- Sending MQ metrics to the Bluemix Logmet service
- Whoops – where has my archive log gone? z/OS threw it away
- Why managed file transfers fail with BFGIO0341E errors
- Using DRBD to replicate data for a queue manager
- WebSphere MQ V7.5 End of Support date announced
- 2035 after you define RACF definitions for MQ
- Reducing storage occupancy with IBM zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC)
- MQSC Syntax Highlighter for Atom text editor
- Using Active Directory for authorisation in Unix queue managers
- Two-Phase Commit under z/OS UNIX between DB2 and MQ
- IBM MQ Little Gem #16: AUTHOREV
- Multiple cluster transmission queues – what, why and how
- MQ Appliance – Securely separating your applications at the network layer
- New in MQ V9 SMF data
We share all the above links on our Twitter feed and Facebook page so if you don’t want to wait until the end-of-month newsletter, follow us on there.
There are a number of conference events where IBM MQ will be featured in the coming months. Hopefully you’ll be able to sign up to one near you and obtain some MQ technical education.
- IBM Cloud Technical University 2016 – a.k.a. WebSphere Technical University – last week in October
- GUIDE Share France – 2nd week in December
- SHARE in San Jose – First week of March
- MQ Tech Conference v188.8.131.52 – late September
Upcoming online events
If you’re unable to get to any “in-person” events, then these online webcasts are just what you need.
- 20th October – Webcast: IBM MQ – Evolving with Your Business
- 26th October – Webcast: A New Age of Messaging for the Connected Hybrid Enterprise
This months highlighted product information is a video which introduces the MQSCX product.
IBM MQ Latest Maintenance
Make sure you’re on the latest maintenance level of your version of IBM MQ. These are the latest Fix Packs at the time of going to press. Check here for the latest versions now, and here for the planned dates for the next ones. Read a list of APARs closed in July.
- For V9.0.0, No Fix Pack yet (next 4Q 2016)
- For V8.0.0, Fix Pack 5 (next 4Q 2016)
- For V7.5.0, Fix Pack 7 (next 1Q 2017). This version will go EOS on 30th April 2018
- For V7.1.0, Fix Pack 7 (next 4Q 2016). This version will go EOS on 30th April 2017
- For V7.0.1, Fix Pack 14 (next TBD). This version went EOS on 30th September 2015.
Handy IBM MQ Resources
- MQGem Software @MQGem
- Cloud Tech Support @IBM_CTS
- IBM Messaging @IBMMessaging
- Capitalware Inc. @Capitalware
- Leif Davidsen @LeifDavidsen
- Morag Hughson @MoragHughson
- Paul Clarke @PaulClarkeMQGem
- T.Rob Wyatt @tdotrob
- David Ware @dware301
- IBM User Community @IBMMiddleWareUC
- Valerie Lampkin @vjlam30188
- John McNamara @j0nnymac
- IBM MQ Light Team @mqlight
- Rob Nicholson @nicholsr