Tag Archives: WMQ

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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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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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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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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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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Configuration backups: the forgotten WMQ security control

Update: IBM has reconsidered and has announced that dmpmqcfg will be fixed as a defect! Subscribe if you would like a notification when the fix is announced. But please do read the post, especially if you are using amqoamd for … 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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Notes from the WSMQAdmin seminar

This post is a running capture of Q&A from the WebSphere MQ Admin seminar in Amsterdam, brought to you by WebSphere Insights and Nastel. Welcome to Amsterdam and thanks for attending!  I will continue to update it throughout the week … Continue reading

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Sure, its always an MQ problem. Why is that a bad thing?

One recurring theme in the MQ community is that all problems are MQ problems.  Never mind that they almost always turn out to be application, network, firewall, SAN, account maintenance, resource constraints, human error or even sabotage, it’s an MQ … Continue reading

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