|VOLUME IV. – No. 5.||THURSDAY, 31 MAY, 2018||PRICE: FREE|
Welcome to the May 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.
The selection of speakers presenting at this years MQTC conference is growing. Get all the details here.
A minor update was made to MQSCX to support IBM MQ command Level 905.
IBM released the latest continuous delivery release on HPE NonStop, MQ V8.0.3. Read more here.
Interesting IBM MQ links
Here are a few links that caught our eye this month.
- Implicit syncpointing for persistent messages put outside of syncpoint
- A Step by Step guide to carry out MFT Database Migration for IBM MQ version 9.0.5 and above
- How does MFT resource monitor batching work?
- Something to be aware of if migrating to z/OS 2.3
- Availability and scalability of IBM MQ in containers
- Client-based runmqsc gotcha
- SMF reports for MQ with JSON format
- Uncontrolled environment when using MQ console
- I am retiring in June 2018
- Looking back over my career
- Why am I doing these report format queries?
- Report Queries: MQ Bufferpool, Log Manager and Message Manager
- MQ Insights #01 – Queueing: An Operations Research Viewpoint
- Secure, Reliable communication in a multi-cloud deployment using IBM MQ
- Command Server Gotcha
- More Information on Command Server’s Issues
- IBM MQ JMS Message Named Property Issues
- Quickstart: Accessing local IBM WebSphere MQ with .NET C# (Part 1)
- Code to Show the IBM MQ JMS Message Named Property Issue
- Messaging and Event Streaming Use Cases
- Morag’s Quirks #3: MONQ and MONCHL
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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.
Upcoming online events
If you’re unable to get to any “in-person” events, then these online webcasts are just what you need.
- June 13 – The Enterprise Differentiator of IBM MQ for z/OS – Speaker: Matt Sunley
- June 28 – Extending Your MQ Deployment to Support Large File and Data Movement – Speaker: Arun Biligiri
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.
- For V9.0.x CD, see Fix List.
- For V9.0.0 LTS, Fix Pack 4 (next 3Q 2018)
- For V8.0.0, Fix Pack 9 (next 2Q 2018).
This version will go EOS on 30th April 2020. See also
- For V7.5.0, Fix Pack 8 (next 3Q 2018).
This version went 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 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.