MQ support for MQ Light and AMQP 1.0 released in 188.8.131.52
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The support is included in the new MQ 184.108.40.206 fixpack. To install the new AMQP function you will need to install the full version of MQ 8
The MQ Advanced for Developers download (available here) has also been updated to the 220.127.116.11 level.
For a complete walk through of the new AMQP channel including how to install the feature and create your first MQ Light connection to MQ, I've recorded a scre
Once the optional AMQP component has been installed you still need to upgrade your queue manager to command level 801 or higher (e.g. strmqm -e CMDLEVEL=801 <QMNAME>) in order to use the AMQP service.
If you have installed MQ fixpack 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, or 126.96.36.199 on top of an existing MQ 8 installation and upgraded the queue manager to command level 801 or higher you will see some of the new AMQP-related objects appear. They cannot be used without performing a fresh install of 188.8.131.52 or later.
Some of you may have been trying out the AMQP channel already using the open beta release which we blogged about twice earlier this year. The original articles are still available (you can read them here and here) although the beta code downloads have now been removed. Full documentation for how to use the new AMQP channel has been added to the
The 184.108.40.206 release not only makes the AMQP service a fully supported MQ feature. It also adds new features that were not available in the beta releases. For example we have added support for connection authentication rules in the release to allow you to verify the username and password of an AMQP client against the MQ operating system or an LDAP repository.
Hybrid Messaging Support
With this release it is now possible to deploy complete hybrid messaging solutions that combine the rapid development and deployment advantages offered by IBM Bluemix with access to on-premise enterprise data already flowing through your MQ network. Rob Nicholson gave a great demo of this using the first beta release of AMQP support whic
Integration between MQ Light and MQ applications
One of the key benefits of AMQP support in MQ is the ability to exchange data between new MQ Light apps and existing MQ ones. When the first beta release was made available we put up a blog article to explain the basics of routing MQ messages to/from MQ Light, and how the different message formats are converted. The blog article covers the basics but a complete list of supported AMQP message properties and attributes and how they are mapped to/from MQ messages is available to read in the MQ 8 KnowledgeCenter. It is spread across 3 pages: