|VOLUME III. – No. 7.||MONDAY, 31 JULY, 2017||PRICE: FREE|
Welcome to the July 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 new version of MO71, V9.0.4, was released earlier this month. Read more about it here.
Both Paul Clarke and Morag Hughson will be representing MQGem Software at this year’s MQTC conference.
QLOAD V9.0.2 was released near the end of the month with a feature specifically requested by a customer. Read more about the Required Rate function.
MQSCX V9.0.1 was released right at the end of the month with a mini-release mainly to give you the ability to issue RESET QSTATS as an MQSC command. Read more about it here.
Interesting IBM MQ links
Here are a few links that caught our eye this month.
- Prevent a major whoops – check it now
- MQ Design v/s Linux Platform Support for O_DIRECT Flag
- FAQ on MQ for Failover Clustering (MSCS Clustering)
- Resource Utilisation on the MQ Appliance
- Space is big. Really Big. If it was data it could be transferred with IBM Aspera
- Simple solution to fix DLL issues faced while configuring queue manager for JDBC-XA
- Running an MQ C client in Cloud Foundry, and connecting it to on-premise MQ
- Tuning MQ for QREP on z/OS
- Best use of dlq handler with MQ
- Troubleshooting MQRC_DATA_LENGTH_ERROR
- Application Activity Trace Viewer
- IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE 9.0.3
- How do I turn on Chinit SMF every time?
- How fast is fast? Low Latency Messaging has a new home
- How to Overcome Two Blockchain Challenges With IBM MQ
- IBM MQ support position for 4K physical sector drives on Microsoft Windows systems
- Taking your business to the cloud with IBM Z
- IBM MQ V9 Open Source Monitoring
- Blockchain 101 or “How to Ride the Blockchain Bike”
- Should I use trigger first or trigger every for a high thoughput queue?
- IBM MQ with Salesforce
- IBM MQ Little Gem #25: MCAUSER(*)
- Why is my xmit queue filling up?
- Should I use MQ log compression or let HSM do it?
- Get an Insight into MQ for z/OS in version 9.0.3
- IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5 versus Apache ActiveMQ 5.9: Failover, Transactional Integrity and Administration
- Dude, IBM broke my stash!
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.
This months highlighted product information is a video showing the powerful filtering provided by MQSCX.
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.
- For V9.0.x CD, see Fix List.
- For V9.0.0 LTS, Fix Pack 1 (next 3Q 2017)
- For V8.0.0, Fix Pack 7 (next 4Q 2017)
- For V7.5.0, Fix Pack 8 (next 4Q 2017).
This version will go EOS on 30th April 2018. See also
- For V7.1.0, Fix Pack 8 (next 3Q 2017).
This version went 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 have a question about IBM MQ that you can’t find the answer to, these resources are good places to ask your question.