|VOLUME II. – No. 11.||WEDNESDAY, 30 NOVEMBER, 2016||PRICE: FREE|
Welcome to the November 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.
The latest driver of our MQ Message editor, MQEdit, was released this month providing you with the means to describe user formats. The product is free for all to use until the end of January. Read more here.
This month IBM announced and released the first of it’s Continuous Delivery releases for IBM MQ – version 9.0.1. You can read all the details in various blog posts, and videos gathered together here.
A minor release of MO71 allows you to see which server is currently hosting a multi-instance queue manager.
Interesting IBM MQ links
Here are a few links that caught our eye this month.
- Compiling IBM MQ sample programs on AIX platform using XL C/C++ Compiler
- Migrating queue-sharing groups to a new release of WebSphere MQ for z/OS
- A suggestion for a control queue bufferpool and pageset
- More on workload skewing
- The interaction of CHLAUTH and CONNAUTH in IBM MQ
- MQ Light API and MQ Light Developer Tools
- Why is my DB2 stored procedure using a lot of CPU?
- Formatting MQ Events as JSON
- RabbitMQ lacks transaction capability
- Data collection for an MQ for z/OS Health Check
- Power is nothing without control – IBM MQ V9.0.1
- What’s the difference between a CPACF and a crypto express?
- IBM MQ Little Gem #18: NUMMSGS + NUMPUBS
- What’s new for the IBM MQ Console in 9.0.1
- Introducing Role-Based Management (RBM) for the IBM MQ Appliance
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.
- GUIDE Share France – 2nd week in December
- NY/NJ Hybrid Cloud IBM MQ & Integration User Group – mid-January
- SHARE in San Jose – First week of March
- InterConnect in Las Vegas – mid 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.
- 30th November – IBM MQ CONNAUTH/ CHLAUTH Doesn’t Work Like You Think it Does
This months highlighted product information is an article to show you how to use MO71 to generate emailed alerts whenever an interesting event happens.
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 August, September and October.
- For V9.0.0, No Fix Pack yet (next 1Q 2017)
- 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 (no plans). This version went EOS on 30th September 2015.
Handy IBM MQ Resources
If you want to read blog posts on IBM MQ subject matter, these resources are good places to follow. There are a great number of IBM MQ Experts that write in the IBM MQ Blogosphere.