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Home > Training > WebSphere MQ Administration > WebSphere MQ System Administration - Advanced Topics Training

WebSphere MQ System Administration - Advanced Topics Training

Course#: WA1366

This two day course teaches experienced WMQ Administrator advanced MQ administration techniques

What you will learn
  Upon the completion of this course, the students will learn advanced administration topics related to::
  • WMQ Message and MQI channels
  • WMQ performance and tuning
  • Problem Determination
  • Security
Audience
  WMQ System administrators who are familiar with the basic WMQ administration tasks but need to learn advanced administration and problem determination techniques.
Prerequisites
 
  • Previous experience in System Administration
  • Basic knowledge of WMQ Administration (WMQ Administration course or equivalent experience)
Duration
  Two days.

Outline of WA1366 WebSphere MQ System Administration - Advanced Topics Training

Unit 1 - Introduction and Overview
 
  • Review Admin Concepts
  • Triggering - Review Triggering Concepts
  • Triggering - Review Triggering Concepts - sample definitions on QM01
  • DQM - Review Distributed Queuing Concepts
  • DQM - Review DQM - Sample definitions
  • Clusters - Review WMQ Clustering Concepts
  • Clusters - Review WMQ Clustering Concepts - cluster objects
  • Clusters - Review Clusters - Sample definitions
  • WMQ Clients - Review WMQ Clients Concepts
  • WMQ Clients - Review WMQ Clients - sample definitions
  • Review Questions
Unit 2 - WMQ DQM – Managing Channels
 
  • WMQ DQM – Review - Review Distributed Queuing Concepts
  • WMQ DQM – Review - Review DQM - Sample definitions
  • Managing WMQ Channels – WMQ Clients
  • Configuring the Client Channel
    • Configuring Client Channel On the client machine - Method 1
    • Configuring Client Channel - Method 2
    • Method 2 – using CLNTCONN
    • Method 2 – sample CLNTCONN defined on ANY QMGR
    • Method 2 – sample SVRCONN defined on MQ01 QMGR and MQ04 QMGR
    • Configuring the Client Channel On the Client machine - Method 3
    • C sample - MQCONNX
    • Java sample - Client connect
  • Managing WMQ Channels – MCA Roles - Basic roles for Message Channel Agents
  • Managing WMQ Channels – MCA Roles - MCA roles and Channel Types
  • Ways of Starting WMQ Channels – Starting MCAs
  • WMQ Channels – Message Flows
    • Batch processing
    • Scratchpad Object
  • WMQ Channels – Channel States
  • Current State & Status
    • Channel State / Statuso Channel Status (1)
    • Channel Status (2)
    • Current / Active
  • Display WMQ Channel Status
  • Display WMQ Channel Status – Samples
    • CURRENT and SAVED status fields
  • WMQ Channels – Using the Channel Initiator
  • WMQ Channels – Stopping them
  • Stopping Channels – Sending End
  • Stopping Channels – Receiving End
  • Stopping Channels – Stop QMGR
  • WMQ Channels – Heartbeat Flows
  • WMQ Channels – In Doubt Resolution
  • Checkpoint
  • WMQ Channels – DQM Labs
Unit 3 - WMQ DQM – Message Routing
 
  • Message Routing - Objectives
  • Elements of message routing
  • Routing destination
  • Routing components
  • Resolving Transmit Queue Name (1)
  • Resolving Transmit Queue Name (2)
  • Direct Connection
  • Single Router
  • Multiple Routers
  • Using Multiple Channels
  • Reply-to Queue Alias
  • Multiple Channel Flows Via Routers
  • Message Routing – Remapping

Message Routing - Dead Letter Queue - Using Dead Letter Queue in DQM

  • Using Dead Letter Queue
  • Dead Letter Queue Message Format
  • DLQ Processing o Starting the Dead Letter Queue Handler
    • DLQ Rules file
    • DLQ Rules file - Control Data Keywords
    • Sample Rules File
  • DLQ Handling Considerations
  • Checkpoint
Unit 4 - WMQ Performance and Tuning
 
  • WMQ Performance and Tuning – Objectives
  • WMQ Performance and Tuning – Are we performing Capacity Planning or Tuning?
  • Measure / Evaluate WMQ Performance
  • Identify potential WMQ bottlenecks
  • Components involved in message delivery
  • Application types - 1. Interactive Inquiry
  • Application types - 2. Interactive Transaction
  • Application types - 3. Non-interactive Batch
  • Application types - Consider using Fast Path Binding
  • Application types - Using Trusted (Fast Path Binding) applications
  • Message Size / Persistence
  • Dedicated / Shared Queues
  • Buffers / Disk Space
  • Channels - Channel performance is affected by several factors
  • Channels - Using Trusted (Fast Path Binding) channels
  • Channels - Using MCATYPE(THREAD) vs. MCATYPE(PROCESS)
  • Channels - Using WMQ Listeners vs. inetd
  • Channels - Tuning Parameters
  • Channels - Channel Batch Size Throughput Considerations
  • Channels - Channel Batch Size Throughput Considerations
  • Channels - Channel Batch Size Response Time Considerations
  • Channels - Tuning Parameters
  • Channels - Tuning Parameters - controlling channel limits

WMQ Performance - WMQ Monitoring

  • WMQ Monitoring – Concepts
  • Monitoring Events
    • Monitoring Event Queues
    • Queue Manager Events
    • Channel Events
    • Performance Events / Enabling Performance Events
    • Performance Events - Queue Depth
    • Performance Event Messages - PCF Format
    • Performance Event Messages - sample information
  • WMQ Real-time Monitoring
  • Controlling Real-time Monitoring
    • Sample Queue display - Queue data
    • Sample Queue display - Handle data
    • Sample Channel display - partial listing
  • Using the Explorer Real-time Monitoring
    • Sample Explorer Real-time Monitoring Displays
  • WMQ Accounting and Statistics Messages
    • Controlling Accounting Collection
    • Displaying Accounting / Statistics
    • Displaying Accounting / Statistics – Sample commands
    • Sample Accounting Report
    • Sample Accounting Report – Field Indexing
    • Sample Statistics Report
  • Performance and Tuning – Checkpoint
  • Performance and Tuning – Labs
  • WMQ Performance and Tuning Information
  • WMQ Performance and Tuning SupportPacs

WMQ Performance and Tuning Information - Extracts from IBM SupportPacs

  • MQSeries – Tuning Queue limits in Version 5 products
  • Tuning Recommendations
Unit 5 - WMQ Security
 
  • WMQ Security – Objectives
  • Major WMQ Security Considerations – Local Security
  • Major WMQ Security Considerations – Remote Security
  • WMQ Access Control - OAM
  • OAM - MQ object permissions
  • OAM - Sample MQ object permissions
  • Message Context
  • Message Context - Sample MQMD Context
  • DQM Security
  • MCA User Ids - Caller
  • MCA User Ids - Responder
  • Setting the Channel user IDs - Channel Default user ID
  • Setting the MCA User IDs - Put authority
  • Access to the Transmission queue

WMQ Security - Using WMQ User Exits

  • WMQ User Exit types
  • WMQ Exits – API Exits
  • WMQ API Exits – Exit Set up
  • Message Channel Exits
  • Writing WMQ Message Channel Exits
  • WMQ MQI Channel Exits

WMQ Security - Using SSL

  • WMQ Channel Security – Using SSL
  • SSL Handshake
  • Using SSL - Tasks to set up WMQ for SSL
    • ALTER QMGR command
    • DEFINE or ALTER CHANNEL
    • SSL Definitions for WMQ Clients
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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