|VOLUME III. – No. 12.||FRIDAY, 29 DECEMBER, 2017||PRICE: FREE|
Welcome to the December edition of the MQGem Monthly Newsletter, bringing you company news from MQGem Software, information about the MO71, MQSCX, MQEdit, and QLOAD products, our IBM MQ training modules, and interesting articles about IBM MQ.
It’s somewhat traditional at the end of the year to take a look back at all the things that have happened. Read ours here.
An open beta of the latest version of MO71, V9.0.6, is currently running. Get involved and try it out.
The MQGem training module MQG-101-32: “Using MQ Authentication” has been updated to provide instructions on the z/OS platform now as well. The brochure with module details has also been enhanced with longer module descriptions. See here.
Interesting IBM MQ links
Here are a few links that caught our eye this month.
- IBM MQ v9.0.4: Managed File Transfer Logger
- Clustering best practices and useful commands
- Adding resource statistics to your applications
- Setting up to use MQ Rest API and CURL to get to MQ on z/OS using digital certificates
- Doing useful things with the REST API
- Debug hints for MQ Rest API and CURL to get to MQ on z/OS using digital certificates
- Migrating queue managers between systems on windows platform
- IBM MQ Bridge to blockchain Part 2: Setting up a Kubernetes container cluster network
- Using SCM with structures – is the performance OK?
- RDQM (Easy HA) – Getting started
- MQ Light messaging from Microsoft®.NET™ (Part 2)
- IBM MQ Little Gem #30: MQ_CONNECT_ TYPE
- Introducing MQ Error Logs in JSON Format
- Using OS userids for MQ Console and MQ REST authentication
- Building MQ C++ programs on Windows
- Parsing MQ error logs in Splunk
- Using IBM MQ in Pivotal Container Service (PKS)
- How should you set CFCONLOS and RECAUTO?
- Resizing queue managers on MQ Appliance
- SAF Authentication for the REST API and MQ Console on z/OS
- Using client certificate authentication with the IBM MQ Console
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 Web Access capabilities of MO71.
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 2 (next 1Q 2018)
- For V8.0.0, Fix Pack 8 (next 1Q 2018)
- For V7.5.0, Fix Pack 8 (next 2Q 2018).
This version will go EOS on 30th April 2018. See also
- For V7.1.0, Fix Pack 9 (no plans).
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’re on Twitter and are looking for accounts to follow that share #IBMMQ, #MQAppliance or #MQLight content, here are a few suggestions. You can also find this list on Twitter at MQGem/IBMMQ_Resources.
- MQGem Software @MQGem
- Cloud Tech Support @IBM_CTS
- IBM Integration @IBMMIntegration
- 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
- Rob Nicholson @nicholsr