MH06: WebSphere MQ - Distributed Trace Tools

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This SupportPac provides simple command line tools (mqtrcfrmt and mqoptions) to aid in reading distributed MQ traces.

Download Description

The tools provided in this SupportPac aid in formatting MQ data structures and fields into a more human readable format.  The mqtrcfrmt tool takes a distributed MQ trace as input and writes out as output the trace file contents but with MQ data structures and fields (i.e. msgdesc, objdesc, reason code) expanded into human readable lines that show the individual data fields and also what constants the numerical values represent.

The mqoptions tools will take the numerical value of an MQ option field (i.e. GMO) and display the MQ constant values (i.e. MQGMO_WAIT) that the numerical value represents.

Possible Uses:
Aid for reading MQ distributed traces.
Aid for converting MQ options numerical values to their constant values.
Skill Level Required:
This SupportPac requires a working knowledge of WebSphere MQ administration on the distributed platforms.

Author: Tim Zielke, CICS/MQ Systems Programmer for Aon
 Category: 4
Released: 26Nov13
Current SupportPac Version: 1.0
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This SupportPac requires WebSphere MQ V7 running on the supported Operating System platforms.

Installation Instructions

1. Download to a temporary location.
2. Uncompress with your favorite tool to a location of your choice.
3. This will create the necessary files and directory.
4. The directory will contain executables that you can run on Solaris, Linux, or Windows (mqoptions only for Windows).
5. The readme.txt explains how to use the mqoptions and mqtrcfrmt tools.

Download package

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options 26 Nov 2013 US English 111236 FTP

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More support for:

WebSphere MQ

Software version:

7.1, 7.5

Operating system(s):

Linux, Solaris, Windows

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