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IV46533: WebSphere MQ Cluster full repository stops "REFRESH CLUSTER" command and generates error AMQ9511


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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When executing the "REFRESH CLUSTER" command for a WebSphere MQ
    7.0 cluster full repository, it is stopped before completion.
    This prevents some updates being sent to partial repository
    queue managers. Then, error message AMQ9511 (reason code 2041)
    is written in the full repository queue manager error log files.
    Later (some weeks later) on partial repository queue managers
    there were name lookup failures, causing applications to receive
    reason code 2085 from MQOPEN.

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    Users running REFRESH CLUSTER on a Full Repository queue manager
    in a cluster.
    Platforms affected:
    All Distributed (iSeries, all Unix and Windows)
    During REFRESH CLUSTER on a full repository, the WebSphere MQ
    product code was mistakenly trying to send updates via channels
    that were not "in use".  Channels in this state will exist for a
    few weeks if the user has defined more than one queue manager
    with the same channel name.  This configuration might have
    happened deliberately or by a user mistake.
    The WebSphere MQ product code should not have tried to send an
    update to a non-"in use" channel, and checks later in the queue
    manager code were preventing this happening.  The error
    conditions being flowed internally to the queue manager were not
    being handled correctly.
    If the user introduces a queue manager with a channel name
    already in use in the cluster, it replaces the existing queue
    manager as the "in use" record.  This is as per design, to allow
    replacement queue managers to take over in the event of a
    hardware failure and software rebuild.  But the same
    configuration can also be the result of a mistake - example: the
    creation of a test queue manager with the same CLUSRCVR
    definition as a production queue manager.
    Regardless of the reason for the configuration change, the user
    might want to change their mind or correct their mistake.  If
    the user wants to ensure that the "correct" queue manager is
    in-use they should alter the CLUSRCVR definition on the correct
    queue manager - for example, by altering the DESCR attribute -
    which will ensure a new update is sent to the full repositories.
    On rare occasions (example: a duplicate qmgr was created by
    restoring a file-level backup to a new machine) it will also be
    necessary also to issue REFRESH CLUSTER on the correct queue
    manager before altering its CLUSRCVR definition, to ensure the
    internal sequence numbers are up to date.

Problem conclusion

  • The WebSphere MQ product code will be corrected so that sending
    of updates will not be attempted via non-"in use" channels.
    Additions will be made to the WebSphere MQ Information Center to
    emphasize the need to alter the CLUSRCVR DESCR attribute.
    Additions will also be made to describe the matters referred-to
    in this APAR description.
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    Version    Maintenance Level
    The latest available 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

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  • Reported component name

    WMQ AIX V7

  • Reported component ID


  • Reported release


  • Status


  • PE




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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WMQ AIX V7

  • Fixed component ID


Applicable component levels

  • R701 PSY


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Document Information

Modified date:
19 December 2013