WebSphere MQ System Administration on a Distributed Platform

Course:  MQALUW
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

The course is designed to teach all aspects of designing and implementing systems, using WebSphere MQSeries up to and including Version 7. The course is designed for a distributed environment. The course will contain numerous exercises.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Introduction to message queues

Types of MQ system

Client and Server Platforms


  • Queue Manager
  • Queues
  • Messages
  • Namelist
  • Process Definition
  • Channels
  • Message Channel Agent
  • Message Queue Interface
  • Message Sets


  • Creating a Queue Manager
  • Queue Manager sets
  • Creating a Queue
  • Sending a message to your local default Queue
  • To View what is on a queue
  • Sending a message to a local queue
  • Sending a message to a Remote Queue
  • Creating a Transmission queue
  • Creating a Remote queue
  • Creating a Listener
  • Creating a Sender/Receiver Channel
  • Message Hopping
  • The Sample Programs

Administration commands

  • Control Commands
    • crtmqm
    • strmqm
    • endmqm
    • dltmqm
    • strmqcsv
    • endmqcsv
    • runmqtrm
    • runmqlsr
    • runmqsc

MQSeries Commands(MQSC)

  • Introduction
  • Commands
  • Command Objects
  • Combinations
  • Defining a Queue
  • Defining an Alias Queue
  • Defining a Model Queue
  • Changing an Existing Queue
  • Remove all Messages from a Queue
  • Deleting a Queue
  • Channel Commands
  • Listener Commands

PCF Commands

Useful Programs

Queue Management

  • Introduction
  • Define/Delete/Alter
  • Deleting Messages
  • Copying Messages From a Queue
  • Restoring Copied Messages

The Dead Letter Queue

  • Reasons why a message should/not appear
  • Creation
  • Dead Letter Queue Handler
  • Dead Letter Queue Handler Set of Rules File


  • Every
  • First
  • Depth
  • Trigger Requirements
  • Setting a Trigger
  • Initiation queue
  • Trigger Monitor
  • Triggered Process
  • The arrival of a message

Distribution/Name List


  • Full Repository
  • Partial Repository
  • Cluster Subscriptions and Publications
  • Cluster Sender And Receiver Channels
  • Cluster Definitions
  • Refresh Cluster
  • Workload balancing
  • Various Cluster Commands
  • Alias and Remote Queue Definitions
  • Resolving Queue Names
  • Overlapping Clusters
  • Removing


  • Introduction
  • Types of Logging
  • Circular Logging
  • Linear Logging
  • Logging Summary
  • Why Should I look at MQ Logs
  • Queue File Introduction
  • Typical Log Record
  • Where Are The Logs
  • Viewing The Logs
  • Checkpointing
  • Difference Between Error and System Logs
  • Error Logs
    • Finding the Logs
    • Log Names
    • Log Creation
    • Log Size
    • Log Contents
    • Log Description
  • Log Parameters
  • Error Log Size
  • Excluded Messages
  • Suppressed Messages
  • Suppressed Message Interval
  • Persistent/Non Persistent Messages
  • Syncpoint Control

LUW Traces

Statistics LUW

  • Accounting Messages
  • Statistics Messages



  • Access Control
  • Object Authority Manager
  • MCA Exits
  • Message Context
  • Secure Sockets Layer
    • Confidentiality of the data
    • Data Integrity
    • Digital Security
    • SSL
      • Introduction
      • Protocol
      • Handshake
      • Establish the SSL handshake
      • Create the Repository
      • Obtaining a Certificate
      • Installing the Certificate
      • Setting up the channels

Publish And Subscribe

  • Topic
  • Publishers
  • Subscribers
  • Message Selection
  • Topic string
  • Durable Subscription
  • Applications
  • Creating a Topic
  • Creating a Subscription
  • Alter a Subscription
  • Delete a Subscription
  • Display a Subscription
  • Topic Alias

Event and Event Queue


  • Enterprise Messaging System
  • The JMS Programming Model
  • JMS Administered Objects
  • JNDI Namespace
  • Connection Factory
  • Rules And Format Header Version 2
  • JMS Messages
  • Field Relationships
  • Message Types
Who Should Take This Course

The Course is intended for IT personnel who need to know every aspect of implementing and maintaining an MQ environment in an efficient manner.

Recommended Prerequisites

The course assumes no knowledge of Websphere or MQ, however delegates are expected to be familiar with the target operating system. Attending the WebSphere Introduction class is not a pre-requisite but is useful.

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