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Distributed System Administrators - Websphere MQ Boot camp

Duration: 3 days

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide solid technical knowledge for you to begin managing a distributed WebSphere MQ environment. This class contains hands-on exercises for a variety of common setup and trouble-shooting problems.

You will cover …

  • WebSphere MQ Overview

  • Introduction to asynchronous messaging models

  • Distributed queuing architecture with MQSeries

  • Persistent versus non-persistent messaging

  • MQSeries Installation and setup

  • Queue Manager creation and configuration

  • Queue creation and configuration

  • MQSeries Channel setup

  • Process definitions and triggered applications

  • Triggering channels

  • Syncpoint and Unit of Work

  • MQ Clustering and High Availability

  • Transactional messaging and database coordination

  • Tracking messages using MQ report options

  • MQ Client configuration (Client connection channels)

  • Create and configure an MQSeries cluster

  • Exits (Security, Channel, Message)

  • Error Handling and Recovery – Dead Letter Queue management

  • Tuning MQ networks

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for MQSeries system administrators working in a distributed environment (primarily UNIX, Windows, AS400).


You must be familiar with operating system commands, and a basic understanding of MQSeries. Knowledge of databases or network management is also desirable.

Course Content:

I. Middleware Introduction

  • Role of middleware in today’s IT world

  • Types of middleware and characteristics

II. IBM’s MQSeries Architecture

  • Components of MQSeries

  • Distributed MQSeries intercommunication

  • WebSphere MQ and e-Business integration

III. IBM MQSeries Concepts

  • Message structure

  • Queue managers

  • Queues (Local, Remote, Model, Alias)

  • Channels

  • Processes

  • System default objects

IV. Installing MQSeries

  • Log Files placement

  • Install path location

  • Mqs.ini and the NT registry

  • Authority configuration

  • Exercise 1 (Install MQSeries)

V. Distributed Queuing

  • Using sample programs

  • Using saveqmgr.exe

  • Creating and saving MQSC scripts

  • Network security setup

  • MCA setup/configuration

  • Performance tuning

  • Exercise 2 (Create Queue Manager)

  • Exercise 3 (Create server-to-server channels – troubleshoot failures)

VI. Advanced Topics

  • Triggering applications

  • Triggering channels

  • Coordination with databases

  • Distributed Security

  • Group and segmentation

  • Using report options

  • Using the Dead Letter Queue Monitor.

  • Remote management using the MQSeries Explorer MMC snap-in.

  • Exercise 4 (Triggering a program, and a channel agent).

  • Exercise 5 (Tracking messages when things go wrong)

VII. Clustering

  • MQSeries clustering concepts

  • Components

  • Creating a cluster

  • Adding a queue manager to the cluster

  • Full repository versus partial repository

  • Managing cluster load balancing

  • Exercise 6 (Create an MQSeries cluster – test load balancing and failover)

VIII. Clients and Advanced Topics

  • MQ Client access (SVRCONN)

  • MQ Integrator

  • MQ workflow

  • MQ Everyplace

  • WebSphere Application Server and e-business application integration

  • Third party tools for securing and monitoring MQSeries networks.

  • Exercise 7 (Setup client access channels)

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