|VOLUME VI. – No. 2.||THURSDAY, 27 FEBRUARY, 2020||PRICE: FREE|
Welcome to the February edition of the MQGem Monthly Newsletter, bringing you company news from MQGem Software, information about the MO71, MQSCX, MQEdit, MQEV, Q and QLOAD products, our IBM MQ training modules, and interesting articles about IBM MQ.
Both Morag and Paul will be at Integration Tech Con. Come and say hello, and get a demo of any of our products. More information here.
MQGem’s newest product MQEV is available, and is free to use and evaluate until the end of June 2020. Read more about it in our section of blog posts on the product, and watch videos in this playlist (more coming soon).
Interesting IBM MQ links
Here are a few links that caught our eye this month.
- Staged migration of MQ multi-instance queue managers
- Request & Reply JMS/MQRFH2 Messaging Scenario
- Inhibit/Allow the Get & Put Actions of a Queue
- mqweb – how to get a chrome browser trace
- mqweb – what to do when you cannot get TLS to work?
- mqweb error messages and symptoms of TLS setup problems
- When a userid with more than 12 characters invokes MQ administration commands, FDCs are generated
- Use cases for MQ in z/OS Container Extensions
- The CCDT demystified
- When does ACE need a local MQ server?
- MQ 9.1.4 – Centralised configuration (especially for uniform clusters!)
- Getting useful information out of JMX data
- mqweb – displaying the secret statistics
- Accessing JMX data in Liberty server, securely
- Setting up Liberty (as used in mqweb) to use native JMX
- Use the Liberty REST API to access the JMX data in Liberty
- MQ SMF – Learning something new about TD queues
- Enhanced MQ support available in z/OS Connect EE open beta
- IBM MQ Little Gem #45: SubLevel
- Error connecting to JMX endpoint: Unsupported protocol: rest
- How do I tell if my puts and gets are in or out of syncpoint?
- What are the differences between the MQ Dead Letter Queue (DLQ or DEADQ) and a Backout queue (BOQNAME)?
- Notes on migrating from old queued Pub/Sub in MQ V6 to new Pub/Sub introduced in MQ V7
- Installing MQ 188.8.131.52 LTS to coexist with MQ 184.108.40.206 in Windows, including applying Fix Packs 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168
- Installing MQ 22.214.171.124 LTS to coexist with MQ 126.96.36.199 in Linux x86 64-bit, including applying Fix Packs 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
- Usage notes regarding the ‘default’ MQ queue manager
- User ‘fulano’ was added to the Unix group ‘mqm’ but when trying the MQ utility “runmqsc QmgrName” this error is shown: AMQ8135: Not authorized
- How to specify the expiration of an MQ message and when expired messages are removed from the queue
- Can evil websites get to your mqweb – understanding CORS
- Can evil websites get to your mqweb – using java script to get to the backend server
- What does mqRestCorsMaxAgeInSeconds in mqweb mean?
- MQ 9.1 is the last version for Solaris and MQ 9.0 was the last version for HP-UX
- MQ for z/OS – Performance report MP16 update
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.
Upcoming online events
If you’re unable to get to any “in-person” events, then these online webcasts are just what you need.
- March 23 (12PM EST) – Webinar: Building an active/active IBM MQ messaging system with Uniform Clusters – Speaker: David Ware
- April 17 (11AM EST) – Webinar: Modernizing your IBM MQ systems for tomorrow’s challenges – Speakers: Callum Jackson and Arthur Barr
This months highlighted product information is a video which introduces the MQSCX product.
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 4 (next 2Q 2020)
- For V9.1.x CD.
- For V9.0.0 LTS, Fix Pack 8 (next 1Q 2020)
- For V8.0.0, Fix Pack 14 (next 2Q 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.
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