WebSphere MQ V6 System Administration for Windows (Windows 2003, 2000, XP) Training

Course #:WA1490

WebSphere MQ V6 System Administration for Windows (Windows 2003, 2000, XP) Training

This three day course is intended for System Administrators who will be installing and tailoring WebSphere MQ V6 on the distributed platforms (Windows, AIX, UNIX, Sun Solaris, Linux, AS/400,…). Most of the course contents also apply to other platforms such as z/OS, Tandem and VSE. The students learn how to install WebSphere MQ, set up Queue Managers, define and manage Queues, Message Channels, Distributed Queuing, Clusters and learn the basic problem determination techniques. The course also helps to prepare for the IBM WMQ Certification tests. It is using machine exercises specific to the Windows platform.


  • A review of WebSphere MQ concepts
  • Installation and configuration – Windows considerations
  • MQI calls
  • Triggering setup
  • Queue manager setup
  • Distributed queue management
  • Problem determination
  • Transaction and recovery support
  • WebSphere MQ client
  • Security
  • Queue manager clustering

What you will learn

  After completing this course, the student should be able to:
  • Plan the implementation of WebSphere MQ on Windows
  • Install WebSphere MQ on Windows
  • Perform simple customization and administration tasks
  • Implement triggering
  • Setup for Distributed queuing
  • Setup for Clustering
  • Implement WebSphere MQ Client access
  • Implement basic restart and recovery procedures
  • Perform basic problem determination
  • Setup security for queues, data access and for administration using role-based security


  System administrators responsible for the setup and maintenance of WebSphere MQ systems on Windows, AIX, UNIX, Sun Solaris or AS/400 platforms.


  Three days.

Outline of WebSphere MQ V6 System Administration for Windows (Windows 2003, 2000, XP) Training

1. WebSphere MQ Overview (Optional topic)
  • What is WebSphere MQ?
  • Types of communication
  • What’s in a message?
  • What is a queue?
  • What is a queue manager?
  • WebSphere MQ objects
  • Triggering
  • WebSphere MQ products
  • The WebSphere MQ platforms
2. WebSphere MQ V6 Administration
  • WebSphere MQ planning and installation]
  • WebSphere MQ queue managers and objects
  • Single system setup
    • Creating a queue manager
    • MQSC commands
    • Define queues (local/alias/model/...)
    • Sample MQSeries programs
    • WebSphere MQ triggering
3. MQI - the Application Programming Interface
  • Preparing for application programs
  • MQI major calls
  • Message types, priorities, reports, triggering
  • Data conversion
  • MQI minor calls
  • Message groups/segmentation
  • Distribution lists
4. WMQ Advanced Administration Topics - Single System
  • WMQ architecture and structure
    • Configuration files / Registry set up
    • Directory structure
  • Problem determination
    • Error logs
    • Tracing
  • Logging and recovery
    • Handling of persistent messages
    • Circular / Linear logging
    • Types of recovery
    • Recovering WMQ objects
  • Programmable command format (PCF)
5. Interconnected systems
  • Distributed queuing
  • Set up message channels
  • Dead letter queue handling
  • MQSeries clients
  • MQSeries clusters
  • Channel exit programs
6. Additional WMQ Administration topics:
  • WMQ Security
    • WMQ security concepts
    • OAM structure
    • Principals and groups
    • WMQ security commands
    • Use of alternate user IDs
    • Message Context handling
  • Event Monitoring
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Statistics / Accounting
  • SupportPacs
  • JMS Support
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