|VOLUME V. – No. 7.||TUESDAY, 30 JULY, 2019||PRICE: FREE|
Welcome to the July 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.
At the beginning of July, a new version of MO71 was released with a number of customer requested features. Read more here.
IBM announced, and released IBM MQ V9.1.3 on the distributed platforms this month, with the z/OS version coming in the early days of August. Read more about this release here, and we’re collecting up posts about it here.
This month, IBM MQ has moved to a new Support site to replace the IBM Service Request Tool. More details in the link.
Interesting IBM MQ links
Here are a few links that caught our eye this month.
- Packed and ready to go. IBM Cloud Pak for Integration includes IBM MQ Advanced
- Making IBM MQ talk to Kafka (IBM Event Streams)
- Diagnose customer’s problem – MQ client application using CCDT connect to unexpected QMGR on z/OS
- C# .NET MQ Code to Subscribe to a Topic
- The best things in life are ‘3’. Now announcing IBM MQ V9.1.3
- IBM MQ Maintenance directory is now accessible only as root user
- IBM MQ basics: publish and subscribe
- App Connect MQ to Google Sheets
- Enabling TLS for IBM MQ Inter-cluster Communication
- Can I dynamically turn on JMS trace? Yes!
- Simplifying the configuration of SCRT reporting for MQ Advanced for z/OS Value Unit Edition (VUE)
- What shape is your application splat?
- Starting a queue manager with systemd at boot time?
- Showing what the C client is doing and how long it took
- Kafka Connectors to/from IBM MQ – an MQ for z/OS perspective
- Exploiting the MQ REST API through the Zowe CLI – MQ plugin
- Why is my java application doing multiple gets because the receive buffer is too small?
- MQ JMS Double Get API Calls
- Occam’s razor, or Keep It Simple Stupid?The IBM MQ Appliance is the right choice
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.
- August 6 (2PM EST) – Webinar: MQ + Kafka, Understanding what they mean to your business – Speaker: Doyle Leabch
- September 10 (11AM EST) – Webinar: MQ on Cloud – Pay Less for a Better Service – Speaker: David Richards
This months highlighted product information is a video showing how to simplify the MO71 GUI interface.
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 2 (next 3Q 2019)
- For V9.1.x CD.
- For V9.0.0 LTS, Fix Pack 7 (next 4Q 2019)
- For V8.0.0, Fix Pack 12 (next 3Q 2019).
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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