|VOLUME V. – No. 10.||THURSDAY, 31 OCTOBER, 2019||PRICE: FREE|
Welcome to the October edition of the MQGem Monthly Newsletter, bringing you company news from MQGem Software, information about the MO71, MQSCX, MQEdit, Q and QLOAD products, our IBM MQ training modules, and interesting articles about IBM MQ.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! As we all know, IBM MQ generates events, accounting and statistics messages, which contain a huge wealth of useful information. However, these messages are not easy to process, either from a storage or searching point of view. As a consequence, many customers don’t take advantage of information contained in them. In fact many customers don’t even switch them on! Here at MQGem we are developing a new product which aims to solve these issues and we are looking for customers willing to participate in a closed beta program. All we need you to do is to install our product, try it out, and see whether it reports the kind of information you are interested in. There is no obligation to purchase the product (once it ships); all we ask is that you feedback any thoughts or opinions you have once you’ve tried it. Now is the perfect time to shape the future of this new MQGem product. Please get in touch through any of the usual channels.
There have been a couple of MO71 minor updates:
- Selectively delete from your filter history
- API structure version numbers are now a drop-down field in the API exerciser
IBM announces that the developerWorks Connections platform will be sunset on December 31, 2019. We plan to ‘save’ a number of useful blog posts – look out for their arrival on this blog over the next month. Please get in touch if there are MQ posts that you have bookmarked, and refer to regularly, that now have the sunset banner across the top of them.
Interesting IBM MQ links
Here are a few links that caught our eye this month.
- Configuring MQTT on IBM MQ
- IBM MQ for z/OS – monitoring using Prometheus and Grafana
- Viewing MQ configurations with Grafana
- Elastic Logs 7.4.0 released – including IBM MQ log analytics
- MQ multi-instance error messages encountered during strmqm and endmqm
- How do I get a client to disconnect?
- Interpreting TCP/IP on z/OS reason codes in MQ errors
- Processing Messages From IBM-MQ in Clojure
- Understanding the Differences Between AMQP with Qpid & IBM MQ
- Whoops -deploying MDB in weblogic
- Difference between Full Repositories and Partial Repositories – Cluster Subscriptions
- Providing Continuous Availability for MQ Clusters With Multi-site Workload Lifeline
- Reviewing the MQ RFE (Request for Enhancements) process
- Any port in a storm? No
- MQRC_DATA_LENGTH_ERROR with client
- Magic methods to decode Java MQ constants to strings
- What’s the difference between an MQ Message and a JMS Message
- IBM MQ Little Gem #0: Channel Sub Status
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 V9.1.0 LTS, Fix Pack 3 (next 4Q 2019)
- For V9.1.x CD.
- For V9.0.0 LTS, Fix Pack 8 (next 1Q 2020)
- For V8.0.0, Fix Pack 13 (next 1Q 2020).
This version will go EOS on 30th April 2020. See also
- For V7.5.0, Fix Pack 9 (no plans).
This version went EOS on 30th April 2018. See also
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.
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