Tag: MQ

Advances in technology solve problems while creating new ones

Advances in technology solve problems while creating new ones

Previously I wrote about the difference in technology today compared to when MQ first came out. One of the areas that is most notable is network speed and how that relates to I/O as well as reliability.   Not that long ago, you probably were saving changes to your Word or PowerPoint documents every few minutes…
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Next Window Please!

Next Window Please!

It is amazing how MQ has managed to stay relevant over all of these years. Looking back to when it first came out in the 1990’s, we were dealing with 2400 baud modems connected to remote locations running a number of different technologies, over spotty telephone lines using token ring protocols. Computing power of the…
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Using MQIPT For Simplifying MQ Operation Across The Internet

Using MQIPT For Simplifying MQ Operation Across The Internet

We have seen a lot of usage of MQ Internet Pass-Thru gateway, MQIPT. MQIPT was originally released as a support pack (MS81) and is delivered as a standard feature of MQ (MQ 9.1.4).   The support pack will no longer be supported after September 2020.     Note, that it is possible to use MQIPT from 9.1.4…
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Managing and Enforcing Automated DevOps of MQ Environments

Managing and Enforcing Automated DevOps of MQ Environments. Nastel is well known for producing some powerful GUIs (graphical user interfaces) for managing and monitoring IBM MQ but is there still a place for these as the world moves towards DevOps with automated continuous integration and continuous delivery?

Getting Started Using Nastel XRay for MQ On-Prem Version

Getting Started Using Nastel XRay for MQ On-Prem Version, in this post I go through the steps to set up on-premise version.

Using Nastel’s MQSpeedtest to Test MQ Performance in a Multi-hop Architecture

Nastel has a free download available here called AutoPilot MQSpeedtest for IBM MQ. Discussing using MQSpeedtest in an architecture with multiple queue managers.

Getting started using Nastel’s MQSpeedtest for IBM MQ

Nastel has a free download available here called AutoPilot MQSpeedtest for IBM MQ. The purpose of the MQSpeedtest utility is to measure various times related to queue manager message flow. Much like traditional sonar technology, this is completed by sending a ping which is picked up by the target and echoed back. By measuring the time spent it can determine various characteristics of the message path. In IBM MQ terms, it sends messages to a listening application which replies with a response to those messages. MQSpeedtest captures various times along the message path as well as the round-trip times.

What is IBM MQ?

IBM MQ (often called “MQ”, WebSphere MQ or “IBM MQ”) is IBM’s Message Oriented Middleware offering that enables an asynchronous program-to-program communication via queues. It has been designed to operate largely as a “black-box”, in that it supports unattended operations, and is largely transparent to applications, and runs as multiple background processes. It enables applications…
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What is IBM MQ?

IBM MQ (often called “MQ”, WebSphere MQ or “IBM MQ”) is IBM’s Message Oriented Middleware offering that enables an asynchronous program-to-program communication via queues. It has been designed to operate largely as a “black-box”, in that it supports unattended operations, and is largely transparent to applications, and runs as multiple background processes. It enables applications…
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