IBM MQ v9.0.1, the IBM MQ Console became available across a wide range of platforms as an installable feature, including on MQ Appliance and on MQ on z/OS. The IBM MQ Console is a web-based user interface that can be used to perform common administration tasks. We can create, delete, start and stop queue managers, as well as manage many MQ objects like queues, channels and listeners.
We can also administer MQ on cloud (IBM Bluemix) using the MQ web console. We can manage IBM MQ resources in the container using the MQ console. By default, the image will start the IBM MQ Web Console that allows you to administer your Queue Manager running on your container. When the web console has been started, you can access it by opening a web browser and navigating to https://<Container IP>:9443/ibmmq/console.
The MQ V9 console tool offers a number of advantages over other administration tools, such as MQ Explorer:
- Avoiding the overhead of installing and maintaining software packages locally.
- Role-based access control, which allows some users to view data in a read only mode. In read only mode, users, are unable to perform any destructive actions, such as creating or deleting objects, or stopping queue mangers. The console detects the user role and hides these actions from them. Additionally, for more fine grained control over authorization, users can be configured to use the MQ authorization model when authenticating actions against a queue manager.
- Highly configurable dashboard, using widgets to display useful information that you can drag and drop within a dashboard tab.
- Charts for resource monitoring data. We can create many instances of the Charts widget to display different data. The data is displayed in a chart format.
- Dashboard configuration sharing with your co-worker by import and export dashboard configuration.
- Configuration of log files that are used by the mqweb server, which hosts the IBM MQ Console by editing the mqwebuser.xml file.
In this article, I will talk about how to configure IBM MQ Console in a Cloud environment:
Steps to launch the IBM MQ web console:
1. In the Bluemix dashboard, select your container, and check the status of the container is set to Running.
2. Verify that your container has the public port 9443 configured.
Check the container details to find the Public IP or request and bind one if not already done.
3. Enter the following URL in a browser: https://DockerContainerPublicIP:9443/ibmmq/console/ where DockerContainerPublicIP is the public IP of your container.
4.Log in to the IBM MQ console with the credentials:
For a demo video of the MQ Console, see Introduction to IBM MQ Console v9.0.1.