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MQ on Distributed

  • Using client certificate authentication with the IBM MQ Console 15 December 2017
    When a user logs into the IBM MQ web console, they generally do so by specifying a user id and a password in the login screen. However, it is possible to use a signed client certificate instead – once this has been set up, whenever the user accesses the console with the browser that has […] […]
    FSWU_Chris_Matthewson
  • Building MQ C++ programs on Windows 8 December 2017
    In this blog I want to clarify the confusion around the C++ libraries and dll’s shipped since MQ 8004. There had been queries around the MQ C++ imq*.dll’s as to why there are 3 sets of dll’s but only 2 sets of libraries and when to use which. For IBM MQ Version 8.0, the queue […] […]
    Alamelu

MQ Appliance

  • Resizing queue managers on MQ Appliance 12 December 2017
    Prior to 9.0.4 version of MQ Appliance, it was required to do very careful planning of queue managers’ file system size before creating them. When new queue manager was created, it was required to specify its file system size, which could not be changed after. Making it too small could cause issues in the future, […] […]
    Andrew Kirillov
  • Simplified configuration of the mqweb server 19 November 2017
    New commands have been added to IBM MQ in version 9.0.4 to make configuring the mqweb server easier. The mqweb server is the server that is used for the REST API and MQ Console features, and configuring the server enables you to customize properties such as timeouts for the REST API and MQ Console. Previously, […] […]
    EstherRoeger

MQ on z/OS

  • SAF Authentication for the REST API and MQ Console on z/OS 14 December 2017
    MQ V9.0.4 added the ability to authenticate and authorize users of the IBM MQ Console and REST API based on users and groups defined in the local operating system on distributed platforms. My colleague, John Barfield, recently wrote a blog article about this. The equivalent function on z/OS is the ability to use the System […] […]
    gwydiontudur
  • How should you set CFCONLOS and RECAUTO? 11 December 2017
    Of course, you want the queue manager to stay up after a CF failure to get the structure back faster, don’t you? The answer is a definite maybe… You can control how queue managers on z/OS react to a failure of a CF structure by setting two options on the CFSTRUCT definition. These are CFCONLOS […] […]
    gwydiontudur

MQ on Cloud

  • Using IBM MQ in Pivotal Container Service (PKS) 8 December 2017
    IBM has now announced a collaboration with Pivotal to provide the community of Spring developers with more tools for creating new applications and extending existing applications to new areas. You can read more about the announcement in Andrew Hoyts blog post. One of Pivotal’s offering of interest to both Spring developers and users of MQ […] […]
    RobParker
  • Using IBM MQ in Pivotal Container Service (PKS) 8 December 2017
    IBM has now announced a collaboration with Pivotal to provide the community of Spring developers with more tools for creating new applications and extending existing applications to new areas. You can read more about the announcement in Andrew Hoyts blog post. One of Pivotal’s offering of interest to both Spring developers and users of MQ […] […]
    RobParker