New "Test Feature" of the MQ Explorer can be a powerful configuration debugging tool
RichardHamilton 060001RC0R Visits (10408)
The "Test Feature" of the WebSphere MQ Explorer was added in WebSphere MQ V7. This tool examines your WebSphere MQ object definitions, and can spot configuration errors. Test results are displayed in the WebSphere MQ Explorer Test Results view, which opens the first time that you run a test.
In my testing for this new feature, I defined some WebSphere MQ objects with some very obvious errors. For example, my remote queue specified: transmission queue, remote queue, and a remote queue manager object that did not exist. My sender channel included a connection name with a listener port that was not running, and there was no receiver channel defined.
To run the test feature, right click on the object and select Test > Run Default tests (see Figure 1):
Figure 1 - Run the test feature (click image to enlarge)
Test results (see Figure 2):
Figure 2 - Test results (click image to enlarge)
Filtering test results (see Figure 3):
Figure 3 - Filtering test results (click image to enlarge)
The next time you have problems with a complex components like: channels, triggering, or clustering, try using this tool. It could give you the information that you need to identify the source, and resolve your problem.