IBM MQ Advanced Administration for Linux, UNIX & Windows


This advanced administration course is the natural sequel to the course 'IBM Adminstration for Linux, UNIX and Windows'. Advanced topics discussed include troubleshooting and monitoring facilities, aspects of security including SSL, channel and connection authentication and security best practices, along with options for high availability. The course is suitable for attendees from installations running all current versions of IBM MQ up to and including MQ Version 8. Attendees will complete extensive practical exercises throughout the course. These enhance and reinforce the formal classroom sessions.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • use a variety of techniques and IBM MQ facilities to troubleshoot common problems
  • determine the cause of undelivered messages using a reliable methodology
  • use the IBM MQ monitoring tools
  • employ security best practices
  • create an SSL key store and SSL self-signed certificates
  • define an SSL channel
  • define channel authentication and connection authentication records
  • perform tuning on Queue Managers and the MQ network
  • outline the high availability strategies available for IBM MQ.

Who Should Attend

IT personnel who need to perform advanced administrative tasks for IBM MQ on distributed platforms.

Prerequisites

The course assumes a good working knowledge of administering IBM MQ on distributed platforms. This can be gained by attending the course IBM MQ Administration for Linux, UNIX and Windows.

Duration

3 days

Fee (per attendee)

£1450 (ex VAT)

Course Code

MQS5

Contents

Troubleshooting and Monitoring

IBM MQ MustGather data, MQ system trace, Application activity trace, error logs, FFST (First Failure Support Technology) reports, Troubleshooting for Queue Managers; Troubleshooting for channel authentication records; Troubleshooting for distributed queuing; Trouble shooting for TLS/SSL; Activity recording; The display route application; Finding out what happened to undelivered messages; DLQ handling; Event monitoring; Types of instrumentation event messages; The MH05 events display tool; Statistics and accounting information; Real-time monitoring.

Tuning

Tuning your Queue Manager; Tuning your MQ network.

Security

Channel authentication; Connection authentication; Security best practices; The MCAUSER parameter; creating SSL key stores and self-signed certificates.

High Availability Concepts

Commands and SupportPacs

RFHUTIL; The q program; The dump MQ message command (dmpmqmsg); The dump MQ configuration command (dmpmqcfg).


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