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IC79136: WMQ FTE: AGENT DOES NOT CHECK IF THERE ARE SCHEDULED TRANSFERS, IF THE AGENT HAS COMMANDS TO PROCESS ON ITS COMMAND QUEUE.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using scheduled transfers with WebSphere File Transfer
    Edition (WMQ FTE), these transfers do not get checked
    if the agent has commands to process on its command queue.
    

Local fix

  • A workaround is to use monitors instead of scheduled transfers,
    as these operate differently.
    If the customer requires an up-to-date file to be on the
    destination system, monitors will reduce network traffic as the
    file will only be transferred when a new version becomes
    available, rather than automatically transferring it.
    

Problem summary

  • Scheduled transfers were only run when an agent was idle.
    Hence when an agent's command queue is busy, scheduled transfers
    may be delayed, or in some cases never run.
    
    USERS AFFECTED:
    All users of scheduled transfers
    
    PLATFORMS AFFECTED:
    All
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been altered so that scheduled transfers can be
    checked periodically, even when the agent is busy with other
    work. This is done configuring a custom property.
    
    Add the following to the agent.properties file of the agent
    running the scheduler to make use of this functionality:
    
    maxSchedulerRunDelay=X
    
    X must be a positive integer, and represents the maximum number
    of minutes between checks for scheduled transfers.
    
    As the agent may be reading a command from its command queue at
    the time that the scheduled transfers were due to run, there
    could be an additional delay before the scheduled transfers are
    initiated.  In this case the scheduler will run immediately
    after that command has been completed.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC79136

  • Reported component name

    WMQ FILE TRANSF

  • Reported component ID

    5724R1000

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-10-10

  • Closed date

    2011-10-27

  • Last modified date

    2011-10-27

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WMQ FILE TRANSF

  • Fixed component ID

    5724R1000

Applicable component levels

  • R703 PSY

       UP

  • R704 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
27 October 2011