This course prepares you to plan, design, configure, and administer IBM MQ clusters.
After a review of IBM MQ, the course explains the similarities and differences between administration of a cluster and administration of a distributed message IBM MQ environment. You learn cluster specific commands and procedures, and explore the role of a cluster in a highly available IBM MQ infrastructure. You learn how to do a detailed verification of a new cluster configuration, review and identify all resulting components, and troubleshoot problems.
You also learn about cluster administration, workload balancing, security, and use of publish/subscribe clusters. You learn how to recognize when a problem is due to connection authentication, channel authentication, or object authorizations. You also learn about design options such as overlapping clusters and use of clusters with z/OS queue sharing groups. Many of the considerations in this course are based on actual engagement experiences.
For information about other related courses, see the IBM Training website:
This course is designed for IBM MQ administrators, architects, application developers, and other professionals who need to understand the design considerations, architectural role, and implementation of IBM MQ clusters
Before taking this course, you should have experience with IBM MQ or complete one of the following courses:
You should also have working knowledge of the Windows operating system to run the lab exercises.
IBM MQ baseline
Exercise: Configuring and reviewing base IBM MQ resources
Before you start
Understanding and implementing an IBM MQ cluster
Exercise: Implementing and verifying a cluster, cluster queues, and a cluster gateway
Cluster administration tasks and commands
Exercise: Working with cluster administration tasks
IBM MQ security and clusters
Exercise: Working with IBM MQ security
Influencing workload balancing behavior
Exercise: Working with workload balancing options
Publish/subscribe and clusters
Exercise: Configuring a publish/subscribe cluster
Cluster design considerations
Exercise: Configuring an overlapping cluster