Record and Replay: Keeping records of messages that pass through a message flow
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One of the newest features to be integrated with WebSphere Message Broker v8 is the ability to record and replay messages.
Often times when administrating or developing a message flow, the need to monitor event data comes up. Having a method of recording and playing back this data can be very useful for things like audits and problem determination.
To record data, you must identify the source of the data that you want to record and the place that you want to record it to. The way this works is, by configuring your message flow to output event messages, the monitoring events publish selected message data. The record function subscribes to the published monitoring data, and stores the data in a database. You can also view recorded data by using the Message Broker API or the WebSphere Message Broker Representational State Transfer (REST) API. You also have the option of replaying the message by resending it to an MQ queue.
Security can also be enabled to help protect this information by restricting what users can view and replay data for a specific broker. If you do not enable security, all users can complete all actions against a broker and all execution groups.
For more information on the new Record and Replay features in v8 Broker, see Recording, viewing, and replaying data in the WebSphere Message Broker information center.