Paul Clarke | 28 May 18:37 2015

MQSCX Version 8.0.1 Available

Hi,

 

MQGem Software is pleased to announce that Version 8.0.1 of MQSCX is now available at http://www.mqgem.com/mqscx_download.html

 

Many thanks to those of you who have fed back suggestions and bug reports during the Beta.

 

MQSCX Version 8.0.1 introduces a number of improvements over the previous version:

 

  • Support for IBM MQ Command Level 801
  • Support for IBM MQ Appliance
  • New output file command
  • Setting of default import file path
  • New debug trace option
  • Bug fixes

 

More information about the release content can be found at https://mqgem.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/mqscx-version-8-0-1

 

Anyone with a licence for a previous version of MQSCX can download and start using the new version immediately at no additional cost.

 

If anyone would like to try out MQSCX and see all the powerful things it can do then please send a request to support-PvZknbXPofMAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org for a free, no-obligation trial licence.

 

Cheers,

Paul.

 

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Steff Gladstone | 28 May 14:29 2015
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TMON vs. SYSVIEW

We use TMON to monitor and manage MQ, CICS, and TCPIP.

We are looking at possibly replacing it with Sysview.

Can any comment on the relative merits of the two products?    Will Sysview
provide the same functionality for online monitoring and batch reporting?

Thank you,
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gshubert | 27 May 18:35 2015

Re: Positioning MQ for upgrade to zOS 2.1

We are in the process of upgrading all of our z/OS queue managers to v8, to be completed in August.    We have not seen any issues with it.

Thank you,

Glen Shubert
Technical Analyst - MQSeries Technical Support
T|SYS| - Global Technical Services
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We are planning to upgrade from zOS 1.13 to 2.1.  We are at CICS 3.1 (very low, I know) and MQ 7.1.   We are looking at CICS 4.2 and MQ 8.

Is MQ 8 stable?  Should we stay at some level of MQ 7  for the time being?  Are there any other dependencies we should be aware of?

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

All the best,
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Steff Gladstone | 27 May 15:15 2015
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Positioning MQ for upgrade to zOS 2.1

We are planning to upgrade from zOS 1.13 to 2.1.  We are at CICS 3.1 (very
low, I know) and MQ 7.1.   We are looking at CICS 4.2 and MQ 8.

Is MQ 8 stable?  Should we stay at some level of MQ 7  for the time being?
Are there any other dependencies we should be aware of?

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

All the best,
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Paul Clarke | 26 May 17:41 2015

MO71 video available

Hi,
 
The next in the series of MO71 videos is now available. This video shows how to view your MQ definitions from a browser using the MO71 Web Access feature.

It is available here : https://youtu.be/s55N7CmPql8

If you have a suggestion for a future video I would be happy to hear it

Regards,
Paul.
 
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Robert, Andrew | 25 May 21:57 2015

Question on cipher specs with MQSeries 7.5.0.5 and changing signature algorithm

I am testing out MQ 7.5.0.5 with the knowledge that SSL v3 is disabled.

 

I have turned it on via switch in the qm.ini for the moment but would like to move to a TLS 1.2 specification.

 

Which one is best considering I don’t want to have to re-do the architecture again any time soon?

 

My systems are Windows and RHES Linux.

 

Additionally, I checked the details on the queue manager label and I see it is set at:

 

Signature Algorithm : MD5WithRSASignature (1.2.840.113549.1.1.4)

 

How can I switch the signature algorithm for TLS 1.2 compatibility?

 

 


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Costa, D. (Damian | 22 May 19:44 2015
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what is the highest max active channels I can specify for a qmgr running on AIX P7 hardware with 96 Gigs of ram

Hi,
 Under the punch here. We've got an application running on a 2 node WAS cluster .
We've been chasing our tails for the better part of a few weeks now and don't seem to be any closer to resolving
where the sweet spot is from a connection, channels  and handles perspective.

The WAS app uses Queue connection factories (QCF) of which there are 11 instances of a QCF .
 On top of that each QCF has its own session pools and connection pools setting.
Connection pools are averaging around 50 for each QCF.
The session pools to   10 .

 The config reference table for this app indicates that the max handles should be the sessions X connections
= 500. Then it also refers to active channels having to be higher than this calculated value .

 So we're getting really crazy numbers for the max handles value and the max active channels value for the
qmgr as a whole from the application support team.

This means QCFS = 11
Connection pools = 50
Session pools = 10
WASINSTANCES= 2

We  need 10000 max active channels  and nearly the same in max handles . which sounds totally crazy to me.    Also
is this a dynamic setting or does it require a qmgr restart.

I am convinced I am missing a vital piece for logic in these calculations.

To my mind the max active handles should be the same as the connection pools so no more than 50 which is
supported by the default value of 256 on the qmgr.

But for the number of active channels I am not convinces that 10000 is wrong. 
Has anyone ever configured a qmgr for that many active channels?
 Really?
..
Really really?

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Coombs, Lawrence | 18 May 21:27 2015

Re: CSQX460E - CSQXRCTL Cluster cache is full (z/OS)

This message showed up in one of my test z/OS queue managers this morning. To resolve the error I followed the Info Center and changed the CLCACHE parameter in the CSQ6SYSP macro from ‘STATIC’ to ‘DYNAMIC’ and recycled the queue manager. Now I am trying to figure out what could have caused it but am not making much progress. This queue manager has been around for a number of years and we have had no issues.

 

Does anyone have any ideas as to what would cause this on z/OS?  All my z/OS queue managers use the default CLCACHE set to STATIC and I am wondering if I should bite the bullet and make them all DYNAMIC.

 

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Penny Kay | 15 May 19:52 2015

Sending a message to two queues

Hi All,

 

Hopefully I can explain this correctly.  We currently are setup to send messages from a CICS region to a MQ queue that then sends the message to a remote queue on a server via a channel connection. 

What I am being asked is if there is a way to Send a message from the CICS region to a MQ queue and have the queue send the same message to two remote queues or one remote queue and one local.   I don’t see the ability to send to two channels.  In looking at the manuals I did see that I might be able to replicate by using the Broker.  I’ve never used this function and don’t currently have it running.

 

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

 

We are looking to do this from WebSphere MQ for z/OS. I am currently running version 7.01

 

Thanks

Penny

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Its broken in 7.5.0.5 and earlier. Its fixed in 7.5.0.5 and later. Huh?

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21883457&myns=swgws&mynp=OCSSFKSJ&mync=E&cm_sp=swgws-_-OCSSFKSJ-_-E

 

 

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A. Yes.

 

 

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Oddo, Fred | 15 May 18:14 2015

ssl certificate implementation with standalone java apps

He have standalone Java applications that connect to MQ using client channel. We’re looking to implement ssl for authentication purposes. Does anyone know the best practices (specifically how to ) for configuring ssl with a standalone java app ?

 

 

Thanks,

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Enterprise Application Middleware (EAM). 

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