|VOLUME V. – No. 11.||FRIDAY, 29 NOVEMBER, 2019||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, Q and QLOAD products, our IBM MQ training modules, and interesting articles about IBM MQ.
Would you like to monitor your queue managers for events, or collect and process Accounting and Statistics messages? Join the beta for MQGem’s latest product – more info here.
A reminder of the impending sunset of the IBM developerWorks Connections platform sunset in one month. Check your bookmarks for posts with the sunset banner across the top.
Interesting IBM MQ links
Here are a few links that caught our eye this month.
- Stackoverflow: What throughput can a standalone Java program achieve?
- Midrange now DIS APSTATUS command
- Does your highly available solution depend on a bit of rusty kit?
- Running a z/Linux container as an address space on z/OS – WOW!
- Should I make my web server Highly Available?
- Taming your MQ environment
- AMQ7234 Question from the MQ ListServer
- MQ SMF – Data Manager Gets
- Running IBM MQ in containers – first build and customizations
- IBM MQ for z/OS V9.1.3 Advanced Message Security Interception on server to server message channels
- IBM MQ Little Gem #44: Discovering old client versions
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.
Here are new links for the blog posts we have saved from sunset so far.
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.
- December 3 (11AM EST) – Webinar: Accelerate your business like never before with the latest IBM MQ updates – Speaker: Leif Davidsen
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 V9.1.0 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 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.
- MQGem Blog
- Morag’s IBM MQ Blog on IMWUC
- IBM Messaging Blog
- Store and Forward
- Roger’s Blog on MQ
- Leif Davidsen’s Blog
- AIM Support Blog – soon to be sunset
- Demey Consulting Articles
- Lyn’s MQ for z/OS stories
- Colin Paice’s MQ Blog in IBM (now closed for new content as Colin has retired from IBM) – soon to be sunset
- Colin Paice’s Blog outside IBM
- MrMQ Articles
- MQDev Blog (now closed for new content) – soon to be sunset
- Glen Brumbaugh’s Blog
- zAIM PD blog – soon to be sunset
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