|VOLUME VI. – No. 4.||THURSDAY, 30 APRIL, 2020||PRICE: FREE|
Welcome to the April 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.
IBM announced, and released IBM MQ V9.1.5. We’re collecting up posts about it here.
IBM announced the end of Service for IBM MQ V9.0. Read more here.
IBM MQ V8.0 was to be EOS now, but due to COVID-19, IBM have provided Limited Continuing Support for IBM MQ V8.0 until 30 September 2020. Read the details here.
There have been three MO71 minor updates this month:
- Support for IBM MQ Command Level 915 added
- A few additional attributes can be monitored, including Uncommitted Messages (UNCOM)
- IBM MQ AMQP Channel Status dialog added
Interesting IBM MQ links
Here are a few links that caught our eye this month.
- New course: IBM MQ V9.1 System Administration
- MQ JMS and Spring Boot – improved efficiency
- Stability in times of change – IBM Cloud Pak for Integration
- (Webcast recording) Migrating from IBM MQ 8.0 to a later version (Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX)
- IBM MQ and IBM MQ Appliance firmware 9.1.5 Continuous Delivery updates are available
- Whoops my certificate has expired – what do I need to do?
- Announcing an increase in the message allowance for the free Lite Plan
- How to find the integer values for the -l parameter in MQ amqsmon
- Uniform Cluster: monitor application resource usage metrics
- Promises from MQ and Node.js
- MQ Safety Tips for the Pandemic
- MQ SMF – CPU costs – a walk down memory lane
- Easily controllable queue-file sizes
- MQ Listeners: How to find out which process is using a particular port or if a port is available
- Introduction to MQ on Cloud Webcast – Our Latest Special Offer and Quick Demo Slides
- IBM MQ, Java and MQ MI and/or MQ HA
- How to stop weak people from accessing your web server (liberty) and mqweb
- How to restrict what certificates and algorithms clients can use to connect to java web servers
- What is in a cipher suite name? or how to tell your RSA from your ephemeral
- My mid-range accounting is missing data
- When is mid-range accounting information produced?
- How do I use the mid-range MQ accounting data?
- Part 1 — Getting started on AMQP using IBM MQ
- Modernizing your IBM MQ systems for tomorrow’s challenges
- Enhanced Web Console in IBM MQ 9.1.5
- Hacking your z/OS queue manager – why you need alternate user and context security
- Five years of the MQ Appliance
- Morag’s Quirks #7: Visibility of Transactional messages
- Using Activity Trace to show a picture of which queues and queue managers your application used
- Using openssl s_client with IBM MQ
- Using Serialnumber with TLS Authentication in IBM MQ
- How to specify userid and password when connecting to MQ?
- After failover, some messages were lost when the MQ Standby instance became the Active instance
- IBM MQ and IBM HTTP Server are Powerful Examples of Middleware
- Do not panic so much if you are still running MQ V8
- The ccdt file was exactly where I specified it
- MQ for z/OS v915 CDR – Data Set Encryption performance
- MQ 9.1.5 on z/OS now available!
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.
- THINK in San Francisco – early May
- Virtual User Group – 19-20 May
- June 5 (11AM EST) – Webinar: Making the most of z15 with IBM MQ for z/OS – Speaker: Matt Sunley
This months highlighted product information is an introductory video about MQEdit.
If you’re unable to see the video below (WordPress currently exhibiting issues with the Chrome Browser), please click here to go direct to YouTube.
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 5 (next 3Q 2020)
- For V9.1.x CD.
- For V9.0.0 LTS, Fix Pack 9 (next 2Q 2020).
This version will go EOS on 30th September 2021. See also
- 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 have a question about IBM MQ that you can’t find the answer to, these resources are good places to ask your question.