My favorite part of channel status is a field showing the sub status for a channel - SUBSTATE. It is just one little field and yet it can convey so much information about what the channel is doing. It was originally introduced in WebSphere MQ V6 to address the ever present question, "My channel is stuck in BINDING state - what is it doing?", however it is useful for other problems too.
Well behaved channels
When a queue manager to queue manager channel is running, but not currently moving any... [More]