|VOLUME VI. – No. 5.||THURSDAY, 28 MAY, 2020||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, MQEV, Q and QLOAD products, our IBM MQ training modules, and interesting articles about IBM MQ.
Earlier this month was the Virtual User Group. Recordings of the sessions are available for 90 days. If you weren’t able to attend live, you can catch the replays. Read more here.
Interesting IBM MQ links
Here are a few links that caught our eye this month.
- How to encrypt passwords for MQIPT configuration files
- Download, install and test IBM-MQ-Install-Java-All (com.ibm.mq.allclient.jar)
- A second approach to IBM MQ RDQM HA on Azure which is closer to an approach that would be used for production deployments
- Steps to export the object definitions and messages from one MQ queue manager in host-1 and import them in another queue manager in host-2?
- MQ: MQCSP feature allows to use userids and passwords that are longer than 12 characters
- NETTIME does not just mean net time
- My blog posts from the old IBM community
- (Webcast recording) Migrating from IBM MQ 8.0 to a later version (Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX)
- How to define an MQ Listener and how to change the port number
- What is the connection between MQ, a thatched cottage, a museum, an aeroplane and a factory?
- facepalm: Why my mqconsole was refreshing every 60 seconds
- GUIs ain’t what they used to be
- Using MQIPT For Simplifying MQ Operation Across The Internet
- Why cant I logoff from mqconsole?
- MQ 9.1 REST API, remote administration via a gateway queue manager
- A new example for IBM MQ RDQM on Azure showing DR between Azure regions combined with HA in each region
- What exactly is a Cipherspec?
- Enhancement to IBM MQ Appliance DR/HA in 9.1.5
- Tracking Down MQ Clients Poirot Style
- RDQM DR and HA Combined
- GCM Restrictions, Birthday Problems, and IBM MQ
- Morag’s Quirks #8: MQI counts in Accounting and Statistics
- Manage Latency Changes Between Cloud Regions
- Next Window Please!
- What does the application look like to the queue manager?
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.
- June 5 (11AM EST) – Webinar: Making the most of z15 with IBM MQ for z/OS – Speaker: Matt Sunley
- June 11 (10AM EST) – Webinar: Best Practices of DataPower intergration with MQ – Speaker: Chin Sahoo from DataPower L2
- Integration Technical Conference – early August (being re-imagined as an online event)
This months highlighted product information is an video about the MQSCX Control Language.
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 10 (next 3Q 2020).
This version will go EOS on 30th September 2021. See also
- For V8.0.0, Fix Pack 14 (next 2Q 2020).
This version went 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 MQ Family Community Blog
- IBM Messaging Blog (now closed for new content)
- Store and Forward
- Roger’s Blog on MQ
- Leif Davidsen’s Blog
- Demey Consulting Articles
- Lyn’s MQ for z/OS stories
- Colin Paice’s Blog
- MrMQ Articles
- Glen Brumbaugh’s Blog
- Niklas Ottosson’s Tech Blog