MS0U: Grail Software Solutions queue and topic dashboard utilities

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Abstract

This is a set of Eclipse features that can be used to generate and consume messages on a queue and topic.

Download Description

You can use these dashboard features to extend WebSphere MQ Explorer, or you can run them in another Eclipse instance.

 
The Queue Dashboard allows messages to be generated (PUT) on a queue and consumed (GET) from the queue. The message rates can be viewed graphically in various formats.
 
The Topic Dashboard allows messages to be published (PUB) on a topic and subscribers to receive (GET) publications on a topic. Initially each Topic Dashboard has one publisher and two subscribers, and further subscribers can be started. The message rates can be viewed graphically in various formats.
 
The QDepth feature is a very simple extension to the WebSphere MQ Explorer to display the current queue depth of a selected queue.

Possible Uses
The Queue Dashboard feature can be used as an education tool, and also used by an application developer or performance tester to generate or watch trigger event activity on a selected queue.

The Topic Dashboard feature can be used as an education tool, and also used by an application developer or performance tester to generate or watch activity on a selected topic, and to test topic wildcarding.

The QDepth feature can be used to display the current queue depth of one or more queues.

Skill Level Required
• Familiarity with Eclipse, managing features and plugins.
• Basic knowledge of WebSphere MQ queues and topics.

New in this Release
This version has the following enhancements for the Queue Dashboard and Topic Dashboard:
 
1. The clients version is now an Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) application, making it much easier to install/uninstall.
 
2. A message viewer has been added to view messages generated and consumed.
   - Contents of the viewer can be paused
   - Messages can be cleared
   - Messages can be exported to a file
 
3. The generated message size can be set.
 
4. New preferences to
   - Set message rate graphical type for each view
   - Show Message Viewer
   - Control contents of the Message Viewer
   - Control use of the default connection
 
The QDepth feature has improved preferences when opening a QDepth window.
 
Details
Authors: Graham Alderson and Phil Blake; Grail Software Solutions
Email: info@grailsoftwaresolutions.co.uk
Category: 4
Released: 20Sep12
Last updated: 24Aug15
Current SupportPac Version: 2.0.0
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Prerequisites

The “explorer” zip file contains features that need the WMQ Explorer. The “clients” zip files contain an Eclipse? RCP application that needs a WebSphere MQ Client.

Installation Instructions

The “clients” zip files need only be unzipped. Unzip the "explorer" zip file and follow the installation instructions in the readme.

Download package


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
ms0u_GssQueueDashboardClient.zip 24 Aug 2015 US English 24701045 FTP
ms0u_explorer_200.zip 24 Aug 2015 US English 1509602 FTP
ms0u_GssTopicDashboardClient.zip 24 Aug 2015 US English 24701045 FTP

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Document information


More support for:

WebSphere MQ
SupportPac

Software version:

7.5, 8.0

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

4033329

Modified date:

2015-08-25

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