MS0P: WebSphere MQ Explorer – Extended Management Plug-ins

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Abstract

This is a set of plug-ins for the WebSphere MQ Explorer, extending capabilities for queue manager configuration, and displaying additional information about them.

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This SupportPac provides a set of plug-ins for the WebSphere MQ Explorer, extending its capabilities for configuration of queue managers, and displaying additional information about those queue managers.

The first plug-in provides a mechanism to format Event messages, to aggregate the Statistics and Accounting reports generated by WebSphere MQ, and to see current activity on queues and channels as a simple graph.

This plug-in also implements the "Trace Route" function, reporting on the route that messages take through a network.

A second plug-in extends the Explorer’s ability to manage remote servers, including support for starting and stopping queue managers on those remote machines. Windows, Unix and Linux systems can be controlled through this interface. Most “command-line only” tasks can be accomplished through this remote management facility.

A third plug-in allows information shown in many of the Explorer’s tables, such as the list of queues, to be saved to a CSV file where it can be processed by programs such as Excel.

The SupportPac also provides an API Exit that can be used to log all commands sent to the Command Server on the Distributed platforms.

Possible Uses
A typical use of Statistics events would be to monitor any trends in increasing activity of a queue manager, for capacity planning.

A typical use of Accounting events would be for chargeback of processing costs from the enterprise infrastructure managers to the application owner.

Other events indicate “interesting” things happening in the queue manager or with applications, useful in monitoring your system.

New in this Release
• Message Manager can write files in qload format.
• CSV external preference on whether to support pop-out windows.
• Save queue manager configuration.
• User configuration for generating MS0P internal trace.
• Bug fixes in remote admin for multi-version installations.

Details
Author: Mark E Taylor, WebSphere MQ Technical Strategy, Hursley
Category: 2
Released: 15Feb06
Last Updated: 20Aug13
Current SupportPac Version: 7.2.0.0
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Prerequisites

WebSphere MQ Explorer V7.1.

Installation Instructions

Download the zip file and unzip it to a new directory. Edit the MS0P.link file to point to this directory, and move it into the “links” directory under your Eclipse installation.

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ms0p_User Guide.pdf US English 1215021

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ms0p.zip 20 Aug 2013 US English 3136646 HTTP

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Category 2 SupportPacs are provided in good faith and AS-IS. There is no warranty or further service implied or committed and any supplied sample code is not supported via IBM product service channels.

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Document information


More support for:

WebSphere MQ
SupportPac

Software version:

7.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #:

4011617

Modified date:

2013-08-20

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