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MA6O: WebSphere MQ - UNIX Administration Tool

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This freeware tool is a shell program which makes use of the original IBM utilities for administering WebSphere MQ, while offering enhanced reliability, power and ease of use.

Download Description

This freeware tool allows the use of extended regular expressions to match not only the name objects but also their attributes. It is very flexible with regard to error logging, is robust and provides a suitable return code at a user defined timeout - regardless of the state of the system resources. It supports remote administration (including z/OS) almost as if the remote queue managers were on the local system.

Possible Uses
This utility may be used to ease and enhance everyday support tasks in the UNIX shell and can be used in batch mode, that is at system start-up and shutdown, or as a very reliable cluster agent.

It can be used to:
• Alter a whole set of MQ objects the same way, with one single command from the shell, using wild cards for runmqsc anywhere in an object name (not just at the end).
• Automatically clean up the memory after stopping queue managers.
• Inspect a queue manager error log.
• Start and stop all queue managers on a system with one short command.

The UNIX derivatives currently supported are:
• Solaris
• Linux

A pdf manual and an online manual are included with this utility. Note that the name assigned to this SupportPac in the documentation is simply "mq".

Skill Level Required
Basic knowledge of the administration of WebSphere MQ for UNIX from the shell is required.

New in this Release
• Newly supported features of WebSphere MQ 7.0:

- Publish/Subscribe objects TOPIC and SUB.
- All new command line options. Existing options of MA6O have been renamed where required.
- Backup and multi-instance queue managers incl. new configurable entities.

Author: Johannes Boehm-Maeder, ti&m AG (Switzerland)
Category: 4
Released: 14Jan04
Last Updated: 22May13
Current Version: 2.6.02
»Please note that the version number shown in the right-hand pane is the version of the WebSphere MQ or WebSphere Message Broker product that this SupportPac applies to. The date is the last webpage refresh.

To view the complete portfolio of WebSphere MQ SupportPacs please visit the WebSphere MQ SupportPacs homepage.


WebSphere MQ for UNIX V6.0 or later is required.

Please note: V7.1 or later are not supported by MA6O

Installation Instructions

See documentation (the name assigned to this SupportPac in the documentation is simply "mq").

The link below contains SupportPac documentation in PDF format. Refer to URL: for an Adobe Acrobat PDF viewer.

ma6o.pdf US English 438909

Download package

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options 22 May 2013 US English 504511 FTP

Technical support

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ

Software version: 6.0, 7.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

Reference #: 4007030

Modified date: 22 May 2013