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IT29973: Enhance tracing in the IBM MQ Explorer Managed File Transfer plugin when determining agent status.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The "Agents" panel within the IBM MQ Explorer Managed File
    Transfer (MFT) plugin displays the status of the agents within
    an IBM MQ MFT topology. In order to determine an agent's status,
    the plugin:
    - Subscribes to the SYSTEM.FTE topic on the coordination queue
    manager for the topology,
    using the topic string "/Agents/#"
    - And performs some processing of the agent status messages that
    it receives.
    The trace generated by the IBM MQ Explorer MFT plugin when it is
    processing the status messages is missing useful information,
    which makes it difficult for IBM Support to identify how the
    plugin has determined the state of an agent.

Local fix

  • Not Applicable

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    This issue affects users of the IBM MQ Explorer Managed File
    Transfer plugin who are using trace entries to understand the
    state of their agent.
    Platforms affected:
    Windows, Linux on x86-64
    When trace is enabled, the IBM MQ Explorer Managed File Transfer
    plugin is able to write trace entries regarding the state of an
    More detail inside these trace entries could have allowed for a
    better understanding of the reasons why an agent was being
    reported as being in a particular state.

Problem conclusion

  • Additional trace points for the agent have been added to better
    understand the reasons behind the state of an agent.
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v9.1 CD    9.1.4
    v9.1 LTS
    The latest available MQ maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'

Temporary fix


APAR Information

  • APAR number


  • Reported component name

    IBM MQ MFT V9.1

  • Reported component ID


  • Reported release


  • Status


  • PE




  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date


  • Closed date


  • Last modified date


  • 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

    IBM MQ MFT V9.1

  • Fixed component ID


Applicable component levels

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Document Information

Modified date:
11 September 2019