What's Hot in the WebSphere MQ World? (Part 2)
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Earlier in the year I wrote an article talking about the hot topics in WebSphere MQ (WMQ). I thought now would be a good time to take another look and see what has changed. I found a lot of the things that were hot then are still hot now. So in this article, I am not going to talk much about the items included in the last article. Instead, I will list 5 new items that I did not include in my list the last time. In case you missed the first article you should go back and take a look at that because many of those items are still hot topics today: What's Hot in the WebSphere MQ World?
Now let's take a look at what else has been hot in the past few months.
5. IC72897 : MQGMO_CONVERT switching functionality for Java Message Service applications
This technote covers the changes that resulted from apar IC72897 and it is packed full of lots and lots of information. Even though the apar has been out since early 2011, and the technote describing all the changes has been out since December of 2011, the information in this technote remains a very popular topic because it provides an excellent discussion of the WMQ Classes for JMS in Version 7.
4. MQS_REPORT_NOAUTH environment variable can be used to better diagnose return code 2035 (MQR
2035 MQRC_NOT_AUTHORIZED in WMQ
WMQ 7.1 / 7.5 queue manager - RC 2035 MQRC_NOT_AUTHORIZED when using client connection as an MQ Administrator
Security or authority errors are some of the more common issues that WMQ users will encounter and that makes technotes like these popular items in any list of commonly referenced WMQ documents.
3.Common WebSphere MQ messages and most likely causes
MQRC and MQCC Understanding MQ reason codes and completion codes 2030, 2033, 2035, 2080, 2085, 2092, 2110, 2189
I combined these 2 items because they are similar in the regard that both list some of the more common error messages and error codes and explain why they are most likely to occur. Both of these items are frequently in the most accessed list of technotes for WMQ.
2. Announcement: End of Support (EOS) for WebSphere MQ V6
One major event that happened in the WMQ world since my last article was the end of support for WMQ V6.0 on September 30, 2012. There were several items in the last 'What's Hot' article that dealt with migration. Those also were all very popular technotes in the past few months.
1. Downloading the WMQ clients:
Another major event in the WMQ world that occurred since my last 'What's Hot' article was the release of WebSphere MQ V7.5 in June 2012. This has sparked quite a bit of interest in the WMQ community and a lot of people are downloading the new versions of the WMQ Client SupportPacs. When WMQ V7.5 was released, we also updated the other V7 clients to include the WMQ Extended Transactional Client. If you were not aware of that, I have another article, "WebSphere MQ XTC: Did someone say FREE?" where you can learn all about that.
As a bonus, I thought I would mention that there have been a few security related flashes and alerts issued in the past few months that were relevant to the WMQ community. Each of these flashes and alerts can be found on the WebSphere MQ Support Home Page or you can subscribe to be notified whenever a new alert or flash is issued by going to the MyNotifications page and selecting the events you would like to know about. (note you will be required to sign in with your IBM ID or prompted to create an IBM ID for free if you do not have one).
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