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Home > Training > WebSphere MQ Administration > WebSphere MQ Clusters Administration and Design Training

WebSphere MQ Clusters Administration and Design Training

Course#: WA1367

This three day course teaches experienced WMQ Administrator how to design, setup and maintain WMQ Clusters

Topics
 
  • WMQ Clusters - Basic Administration
  • Advanced Administration Tasks
  • Problem Determination
  • WMQ Clusters - Workload Balancing
  • Designing WMQ Clusters
  • WMQ Clusters and Security
What you will learn
  Upon the completion of this course, the student should be able to:
  • design and set up WebSphere MQ Clusters
  • define and manage Cluster Queues and Channels, Cluster Gateways
  • learn problem determination techniques.
Audience
  WMQ System administrators who are familiar with the basic WMQ administration tasks but need to learn how to work in WMQ Cluster environment.
Prerequisites
 
  • Previous experience in System Administration
  • Basic knowledge of WMQ Administration (WMQ Administration course or equivalent experience)
Duration
  Three days.

Outline of WA1367 WebSphere MQ Clusters Administration and Design Training

Unit 1 - Introduction and Overview

 
  • Introduction and Overview – Objective
  • WMQ Clusters - What is it?
  • MQSeries Clusters - Terminology
  • WMQ Clusters Support
  • Simple Cluster
  • Client/Server View
  • Peer to Peer View
  • Multiple Repositories
  • Workload Balancing
  • Workload Re-routing
  • WMQ Clusters – Benefits
 

Unit 2 - WMQ Clusters - Basic Administration

 
  • WMQ Clusters – Basic Administration
  • Clusters – System Objects - Cluster definitions - Required Objects
  • Clusters – Queue Manager Attributes
  • Clusters – System Objects Summary
  • WMQ Clusters – Sample Simple Cluster
  • Clusters – Sample Definitions
  • Clusters – Setup
  • Clusters – MQSC Commands
  • DISPLAY CLUSQMGR
  • SUSPEND QMGR
  • RESUME QMGR
  • REFRESH CLUSTER
  • Other MQSC Cluster Commands
  • ALTER QMGR
  • DEFINE QUEUE
  • DISPLAY QCLUSTER
  • DEFINE CHANNEL
  • WMQ Clusters – Basic Administration Labs
  • Contents 2
 

Unit 3 - WMQ Clusters – Problem Determination

 
  • WMQ Clusters – Problem Determination
  • WMQ Clusters PD – Source of Information
  • runmqsc – DIS CLUSQMGR - I
  • runmqsc – DIS CLUSQMGR - II
  • runmqsc – DIS QCLUSTER - I
  • runmqsc – DIS QCLUSTER II
  • PD Information – Windows WMQ Explorer
  • Display information for existing cluster
  • Sample Explorer Display
  • PD Information – Error logs Part I
  • Sample Information in Error Log File
  • PD Information – Error logs Part II
  • Sample FFST File
  • PD Information – Cluster Repository
  • PD Information – Repository Contents
  • Display Cluster Repository Information
  • Display Cluster Information – MS0G
  • Sample dumprepos Output
  • Display Cluster Information – amqrfdm
  • amqrfdm – Initial Menu
  • amqrfdm – Usage
  • amqrfdm – Sample Response file
  • Sample amqrfdm Output
  • amqrfdm – Filters and Selectors - I
  • Common Cluster Related Problems
  • PD – Channel related problems - Setup Scenario
  • Channel in “Retry State”
  • CLUSQMGR names starting with “SYSTEM.TEMP…”
  • Correct Setup
  • PD – Queue related problems
  • Queue Alias access problems
  • Inconsistent instances of a queue definition
  • PD – Queue Manager related problems - Cluster Queue Manager problems
  • CLUSQMGR names different than CONNAME
  • Duplicate QMGR names in the cluster
  • Communication
  • PD – IBM Technote
  • PD – IBM Technote Sample
  • WMQ Clusters – PD Labs
 

Unit 4 - WMQ Clusters – Advanced Administration

 
  • WMQ Clusters – Advanced Administration - Objectives
  • WMQ Clusters – Advanced Administration
  • Sample Definitions
  • Add a Cluster Queue
  • Add a Cluster Queue - Considerations - 1
  • Add a Cluster Queue - Considerations - 2
  • Contents 3
  • Add a Cluster Queue - Considerations - 3
  • Add a Cluster QMGR
  • Add a Cluster QMGR - Steps
  • Add a Cluster QMGR - QM4 - Sample Set Up
  • Remove a Cluster Queue
  • Remove a Cluster Queue - Considerations - 1
  • Remove a Cluster Queue - Considerations - 2
  • Remove a Cluster Qmgr
  • Remove a Cluster Qmgr - Considerations - 1
  • Add a Full Repository
  • Add a Full Repository - Set up steps
  • Relocate a Repository
  • Relocate a Repository - Set up steps - part 1
  • Relocate a Repository - Set up steps - part 2
  • Relocate a Repository - Set up steps - part 3
  • Relocate a Repository - Manually defined CLUSSDR channels - BEFORE
  • Relocate a Repository - Manually defined CLUSSDR channels - AFTER
  • Overlapping Clusters
  • Overlapping Clusters - Set up steps – part 1
  • Overlapping Clusters - Set up steps – part 2
  • Overlapping Clusters - Set up steps – part 3
  • Overlapping Clusters - Why overlapping clusters?
  • Joining Clusters
  • Cluster Gateways - A cluster can have a Gateway
  • Cluster Gateways
  • Cluster Gateways - Implementing gateway FROM a cluster – 1
  • Cluster Gateways - Implementing gateway FROM a cluster – 2
  • Cluster Gateways - Implementing gateway INTO a cluster - no workload balancing
  • Cluster Gateways - Implementing gateway INTO a cluster with workload balancing
  • A Complete Rebuild
  • Advanced Admin Labs
 

Unit 5 - WMQ Clusters - Workload Balancing

 
  • WMQ Clusters – Workload Balancing
  • Multiple Queue Instances
  • MQOPEN Options (MQOO) for workload balancing attributes
  • QUEUE workload balancing attributes
  • Queue workload balancing attributes - Version 6
  • QUEUE MANAGER workload balancing attributes
  • Queue Manager workload balancing attributes - Version 6
  • Cluster Channel workload balancing attributes
  • Cluster Channel workload balancing attributes - Version 6
  • Workload balancing attributes - summary
  • Sample Workload Exit
  • Local Queue Instances (V5)
  • Local Queue Instances (V6)
  • V5 Default Selection
  • V6 Default Selection - WLM Route Selection - part 1
  • V6 Default Selection - WLM Route Selection - part 2
  • Use of Workload Balancing / Considerations
  • Workload Distribution
  • Scalability – Adding New Queues / Server
  • Contents 4
  • Continuous Operations
  • Message Affinities
  • Message Affinities – Multiple Queue Instances
  • WMQ Clusters - Workload Balancing Labs
 

Unit 6 - WMQ Clusters – Designing Cluster Networks

 
  • WMQ Clusters – Designing Cluster networks
  • WMQ Cluster Design – Selecting Full Repositories
  • WMQ Cluster Design – Typical Repository View
  • WMQ Cluster Design – Selecting Full Repositories - How many Full Repositories for a cluster?
  • WMQ Cluster Design – Selecting Full Repositories - Which QMGRs should hold them?
  • WMQ Cluster Design – Selecting Full Repositories - What should be the physical location?
  • Selecting Full Repositories – Large Clusters
  • Reducing Large Cluster Overhead
  • Partially Inter-connected Repositories
  • Splitting up a large cluster – Before
  • Splitting up a large cluster – After (1)
  • Splitting up a large cluster – After (2)
  • Splitting up a large cluster – Gateway Setup
  • Choosing an Initial Full Repository
  • High Availability – Standby Configuration
  • Standby Configuration - Failover
  • HA Clustering + WMQ Clusters
  • Comparison of Technologies
  • WMQ Clusters – Naming Convention
  • Naming Convention – Multiple CLUSRCVR Channels
  • WMQ Clusters – Design Labs
 

Unit 7 - WMQ Clusters and Security

 
  • WMQ Clusters and Security – Objectives
  • WMQ Clusters and Security – Considerations and Risks
  • Preventing an unauthorized queue manager access to your queue manager
  • Preventing an unauthorized queue manager access to your queues
  • Which applications on your queue manager can send messages to remote queues
  • Prevent your queue manager from joining an unauthorized cluster qmgr
  • Force unwanted queue manager out of the cluster
  • WMQ Security – Message Channel Exits
  • Writing WMQ Message Channel Exits
  • WMQ Security – Using SSL
  • WMQ Clusters and Security Labs
 
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