Tag Archives: WebSphere MQ

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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Time for MQ to get serious about instrumentation and admin. Again.

Outstanding RFEs and feature requests have been a hot topic on the MQ list server of late.  Looking at the RFEs that have been posted and discussed, there’s a general architectural requirement many of them seem to have in common: … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning a Windows MQ Installation

If you have ever attended one of my conference sessions, read my articles, or hired me to perform any kind of MQ work, then you know that I consider SupportPac MS0P to be an indispensable add-on for MQ Explorer.  I … Continue reading

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IBM MQ Security Requirements Questionnaire

Over the years I have often been asked for security templates and other canned assets to help make MQ security planning, implementation, and operation easier. These often become the source material for conference presentations, articles and videos.  Some of these … Continue reading

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IBM MQ JMS is non-compliant

One of the first things anyone learns about async messaging are the fundamental messaging patterns: Datagram, Request/Reply and report.  The textbook handling of reply messages calls for the server application to move the message ID to the correlation ID field … Continue reading

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Windows MQ Log Maintenance that really works

Do you run MQ with linear logs on Windows?  Do you want a log maintenance utility that really works on that platform with modern versions of MQ?  So do I. One of my biggest pet peeves about IBM MQ is … Continue reading

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MQ V8 Certification

Would it surprise you to know there’s an MQ V8 System Administration certification?  Normally I run down and take the test as soon as it’s available but this one has been out since January 14th and somehow I missed the … Continue reading

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Avoiding reputational damage

Everyone knows that data breaches are expensive.  Security venders never tire of telling us exactly how expensive breaches are, on a per-incident or per-record basis.  In the case of a large retail brand, a breach can make a significant dent … Continue reading

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IMPACT Schedule

It’s that time of year again!  I’ve finally received funding approval to attend IMPACT –  which is good considering how many sessions I’m participating in.  Good news – ITSO has printed 100 copies of Secure Messaging Scenarios with WebSphere MQ … Continue reading

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Configuring WebSphere MQ Error log sizes

I’ve been keeping a running blog post of questions and answers from the WebSphere MQ Admin seminar this week in Amsterdam, but the more I researched this topic, the longer the answer became.  Eventually, it spilled over into its own … Continue reading

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