MQ support for MQ Light (Beta) now available
Today we've released a beta version of MQ's support for the MQ Light API. The beta function allows you to deploy applications that your developers have written using MQ Light, against an existing MQ network.
The beta requires that you already have an MQ 8 fixpack 2 installation. You can down
or in the MQ Light for Bluemix documentation pages here:
Our intent is to deliver iterative updates to this beta to demonstrate new function as and when it is developed. We have a lot of things on the development backlog but we want to hear what you think we should be working on next. What works well about the beta? What doesn't?
Using the beta
The beta consists of a download (available for Windows and Linux) which can be applied to an existing MQ 8 fixpack 2 queue manager. The queue manager must be at V8 fixpack 2 because fixpack 2 includes some changes that the MQ Light feature requires. You must also upgrade your queue manager to command level 801, which you can do by issuing the strmqm -e CMDLEVEL=801 command.
Note: Upgrading the command level of a queue manager is irreversible, and as with any beta function we strongly recommend that you only use the beta with queue managers in your development environment.
Once you have upgraded the queue manager to command level 801 and installed the beta you will have a new channel type available in your queue manager. The channel type is called AMQP, which reflects the fact that underpinning the MQ Light API is the AMQP 1.0 protocol. If you'd like to try out the beta select the download below for your platform:
- PDF documentation
- Download for Linux
- Download for Windows
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Your feedback on the beta is very important and can help us shape the technology so please use any of the following means to talk to us about MQ's support for MQ Light:
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- The MQSERIES LISTSERV
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