I wrote a blog article a while ago entitled "What's the talk about in WebSphere Message Broker?
" Several months have passed and now people are discussing some different topics in WebSphere Message Broker (WMB) support. So I thought it was time to give you an update on what the hot topics are in the WMB support world. Hopefully these insights into some of the more frequently discussed topics by the WMB support teams will help you avoid having to deal with some of the same problems they see most often. Here, in no specific order, are 5 of the most talked about topics in WMB for the past few months
- Database Problems
Problems configuring databases associated with WMB has been a hot topic and so the support team put together a webcast to try to help address several issues related to databases and configuration. If you missed this webcast, it would be worth your while to go back and replay it, especially if you have had any database
- XML message encoding between different codepages
This is a topic that has been around for years and years and yet it is still a topic that gets a lot of attention. The following technote addresses many of the questions about how XML messages are handled, not only by WMB but also by WebSphere MQ.
- High Availability
High Availability is something that many environments are using now,
especially production environments, so this topic is one that generates a lot of talk. Here are four items that will help you set up WMB in a HA environment.
- SSL Problems
SSL configuration and problems related to SSL in general tend to be an ongoing issue so it is no surprise to hear talk of certificate chaining errors or handshake failures being discussed amongst WMB support and users of WMB. Here are a few technotes that will help you deal with those kind of problems.
- Migration to WMB V8
This is probably a hot topic due in large part to the fact that WMB V6.1 is going to be going out of support in September, so a lot of users who have not upgraded yet are moving to WMB V8. Also, it was announced earlier this year that WMB V8 can now support WebSphere MQ V7.1 and V7.5. This is something a lot of people were anxiously awaiting and now that the support is available, many people are moving to WMB V8 to be able to run with WMQ V7.1 or 7.5. Here are three specific technotes that people are talking about in relation to this topic.
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