Author Archives: T.Rob

Command Server Gotcha

The title of my last post, Client-based runmqsc gotcha, was a bit of a misnomer.  Although I stumbled onto it using runmqsc client, the root cause of the issue really lies with the Command Server.  That means anything that drives … Continue reading

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When deprecated != deprecated

Every now and then we hear that a cipher algorithm has fallen to a new cracking technique. This cascades into a new round of deprecating any ciphersuites that rely on the newly cracked algorithms.  Over the years we’ve moved from … Continue reading

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MQ start/stop woes

After I tweeted a link to an IBM blog post on how to start and stop IBM MQ using systemd, an IBMer responded to say “it surprised me to hear that some #IBMMQ customers have to manually restart their QMs … Continue reading

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Driving MQ admin cost, defects to near-zero

The theme of my sessions at this year’s MQTC (and hopefully also at IBM Think if they are accepted) is cloud and virtualization, if you are reading the abstracts.  If you come to the session you find it’s really about … Continue reading

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MQTC v2.0.17 Sessions

My two sessions from this year’s MQTC are posted: MQ Automation: Config Management Using Baselines, Patterns and Apps Take the grunt work out of MQ configuration management for virtualization, cloud, and large networks by applying a layered approach. This session … Continue reading

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Knowledge Center corrections

Keen-eyed observers will have noticed that the MQ and IIB Knowledge Centers now have a floating “Contact Us” overlay at the bottom-right of the page.  There’s a bit of history there but long story short, for a while there was … Continue reading

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News and updates

This is a quick note to tell folks a bit about my virtual absence of late, current events and plans for what’s coming up. Whatever happened to… I’m not exactly a candidate for VH1’s Where Are They Now but I … Continue reading

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If you can read this…

…we are back up at the new web hosting service, Site5!

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MQTC Sessions and downloads posted

My sessions and downloadable scripts from MQTC 2.0.15 are now up on the Links page.

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Meet the Bat-O-Meter!

Heard about the Bats of A Feather contest at MQTC?  If so then you knew contestants get 3 minutes each to talk about their best (worst?) IT story vying for awesome prizes.  But what you didn’t know – until now … Continue reading

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