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  • Taking a performance view to running the MQ Console on z/OS 20 April 2017
    The IBM MQ Console is a browser-based MQ administration and monitoring tool that uses WebSphere Liberty server. The MQ Console runs on an LPAR and can be used to administer all queue managers of a comparable level on the same LPAR. Users of the MQ Console may... […]
  • AMS and TLS Performance on the MQ Appliance 18 April 2017
    MQ V9 delivered a new AMS Quality of Protection called ‘Confidentiality’. A performance whitepaper was released in July 2016 detailing how AMS now performs on distributed platforms. I blogged about it here AMS Confidentiality Performance... […]
  • An Example for how to configure Role Based Management on MQ Appliance to allow access to LDAP users 18 April 2017
    An Example that shows how to configure Role Based Management (RBM) on MQ Appliance to allow access to LDAP users hosted on a Windows Active Directory. This article covers a pictorial walkthrough of configuring RBM with LDAP users accounts using WebUI to manage... […]
  • IBM MQ and Salesforce messaging 13 April 2017
    IBM and Salesforce recently announced a partnership to deliver various solutions based around the different companies products. As part of that initiative, MQ is now shipping a component that enables MQ applications to receive events caused by... […]
  • MQ JMS whitelisting in WebSphere Application Server 11 April 2017
    Last month, I published a blog post called Useful information on setting up and using a JMS whitelist, which described how the JMS whitelisting functionality provided by APAR IT14385 worked and how it could be used.... […]
  • OPMODE in MQ V9 LTS for z/OS 7 April 2017
    When migrating between MQ releases on z/OS, it’s possible to fall back to the previous version of MQ. So you may, for example, migrate from MQ V8 to V9, back to V8, then forward to V9, before deciding to stay at V9. There are some new capabilities in... […]
  • Logger enhancements for MQ v9.0.2 7 April 2017
    In MQ v9.0.2, we've enhanced linear logging to enable automatic management of log extents and automatic recording of media images, as well as improving the general performance of linear logging scenarios exploiting these capabilities. This addresses some... […]
  • Options for a programmatic REST API for MQ 6 April 2017
    Every time I talk to a customer about the new administrative REST API there is the inevitable question: “Can I use it to put and get messages?” Well, the answer is no you can’t. It is an administrative REST API not a programmatic one. I... […]
  • Configuring LDAP Role-Based Management (RBM) on the IBM MQ Appliance 3 April 2017
    In a prior blog post I introduced the Role-Based Management (RBM) capability that was added to the IBM MQ Appliance in 9.0.1 (see the related links at the end of this article). RBM is a security model for managing appliance (administrative) users and the... […]
  • Links to MQ's InterConnect 2017 presentations 3 April 2017
    The MQ team had a great time at InterConnect. It was really good see so many customers at our presentations and have lots of good conversations with you, either after the sessions or at the MQ messaging ped in the EXPO. Our MQ t-shirts were in particular... […]
  • Details on which Managed File Transfer commands connect to which queue managers 31 March 2017
    Something that causes a lot of confusion among users of the MQ Managed File Transfer component is which of the three types of queue manager in an MFT topology (the coordination queue manager, the command queue manager and agent queue manager) various commands... […]
  • Configuring network interfaces on the MQ Appliance 31 March 2017
    This article looks at some basic best practices and TCP/IP networking tips.  If you’re looking for some more advanced guidance on areas such as segmenting queue managers into separate network domains, see http://ibm.biz/imqa_networks   As... […]
  • MQ 9.0.2 supports IBM Cloud Product Insights 30 March 2017
    What is Cloud Product Insights? Cloud Product Insights is a Bluemix-hosted repository of your running IBM software instances. IBM products that support Product Insights can be configured to register themselves with the service, reporting information that you... […]
  • Automated Testing of the MQ Console 29 March 2017
    Automated testing of a software product is vital for ensuring that quality is maintained while reducing the resource cost of manual testing. However, as any of you who have been developing your own MQ front-end will know, simulating how a user interacts with a... […]
  • Bitesize Blogging: REST API Display Queue - MQ9.0.2 27 March 2017
    For the MQ v9.0.2 release, the work towards the goal of a fully administrative rest API continued, MQ has exposed new REST API features to allow users to create, display, update and delete MQ queue object data. Queues are among the most fundamental objects... […]
  • Install IBM MQ for z/OS V9.0.2 27 March 2017
    IBM MQ V9.0.2 is the latest update to the Continuous Delivery release of IBM MQ for z/OS. It brings the latest fixes and new administrative REST APIs to the MQ z/OS platform, but how can I get the new level of software?   There are two choices: If you are... […]
  • MQ-CPH Performance Harness Released on GitHub 24 March 2017
    We’re pleased to announce the release of the  MQ-CPH Performance Harness on GitHub, which you can find here: https://github.com/ibm-messaging/mq-cph What Is It? The  MQ-CPH Performance Harness (hereafter referred to as MQ-CPH), is a native MQI... […]
  • MQ Bridge 23 March 2017
    Introduction This post is an introduction to the MQ Bridge component of the IBM Message Hub service. The MQ Bridge allows you to connect IBM MQ to an instance of the Message Hub service and transfer MQ message data to a Kafka topic. If you use MQ inside your business, you can use the MQ […] […]
  • What’s new for the IBM MQ Console in 9.0.2 22 March 2017
    For MQ v9.0.1 I talked about the new look for the MQ Console which introduced a number of design and performance improvements. We have continued to enhance the MQ Console and I'm pleased to tell you about the improvements that have... […]
  • Monitoring and Exploring IBM MQ AMQERR logs on IBM Bluemix using Cloud Product Insights-Log Management 21 March 2017
    An IBM MQ AMQERR log file contains list of events that are logged by IBM MQ and its QMgrs. Each event (also known as a log record) is to notify users about an error, informational event, or warning. Most important field of a log record is the AMQnnnn code that... […]