WebSphere MQ System Administration for z/OS

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

The course is designed to teach all aspects of designing and implementing systems, using WebSphere MQSeries. The course is designed for the z/OS platform and the course will contain exercises to consolidate the theory sessions

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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

CSQOREXX (Mainframe Panel)

  • Creating a Queue Manager (Subsystem)
  • Creating a Queue
  • Listing Objects
  • Sending a message to your local Queue
  • To View what is on a queue
  • Sending a message to a Remote Queue
  • Creating a Transmission queue
  • Creating a Remote queue
  • Creating a Listener
  • Creating a Sender/Receiver Channel
  • Channel Initiator
  • Message Hopping

Administration commands

  • Starting/Stoping Queue Managers

MQSeries Commands(MQSC)

  • CSQUTIL/Option 8 fro CSQOREXX
  • 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 z/OS Environment

  • The Queue Manager Subsystem
  • Queue Sharing Groups
  • Shared Queues
  • The MQ Storage Environment
  • Storage Classes
  • Default Storage Classes
  • Define Storage Classes
  • Viewing Storage Classes
  • Buffer Pools and Page Sets
  • Page Set Definition
  • Buffers And Buffer Pool
  • Starting the Queue Manager


Queue Management

  • 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/Rules File
  • CICS Transactions


  • Every/First/Depth
  • Trigger Requirements
  • Setting a Trigger
  • Initiation queue
  • Trigger Monitor
  • Triggered Process


  • 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


  • Types of Log Files
  • Dual Logging
  • Active Logs
  • When the Active Log Is Written
  • Declaring the Logging Information
  • What the Bootstrap Data Set is For
  • Definition
  • CSQJU003
  • Archive Logging
  • Archiving
  • The Log Datasets
  • Log Records
  • Unit of Recovery
  • Checkpoint Records
  • Page Set Control Records
  • CF Structure Backup Records
  • The Off Load Process
  • Interruptions and Errors While Off Loading
  • Messages During Off Load
  • Archive Log Data Sets and BSDS Copies
  • What Happens During Restart and Recovery
  • Rebuilding Queue Indexes
  • Log Utilities

Mainframe Traces

  • AP1 Trace
  • Channel Initiator Trace
  • Generalized Trace



  • Access Control
  • MCA Exits
  • Message Context
  • API Crossing Exit
  • 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


  • 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 designed for IT personnel who need to know every aspect of the maintaining and implementing MQ in an efficient manner.

Recommended Prerequisites

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

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