This course provides the skills that are necessary to configure and manage an IBM MQ V8 queue manager on z/OS. Through lectures and hands-on lab exercises, students learn how to install, customize, operate, and administer IBM MQ V8.


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Learning Objectives

Describe message-oriented middleware and the capabilities it must provide
Identify the key components of IBM MQ for z/OS
Summarize the responsibilities of the IBM MQ administrator
Configure IBM MQ IBM V8 for z/OS
Enable IBM MQ for z/OS eight-byte RBA and buffers above 2 GB
Demonstrate how to create and change queues and place and retrieve messages from a queue
Define and demonstrate how to set up and work with distributed queuing
Differentiate between an IBM MQ queue manager and an IBM MQ client
Describe and demonstrate how to set up an IBM MQ cluster
Contrast point-to-point and publish/subscribe messaging styles
Describe shared queues and queue sharing groups
Summarize IBM MQ for z/OS recovery and restart activities
Demonstrate how to use IBM MQ events for monitoring
Summarize performance considerations
Describe security considerations for IBM MQ for z/OS
Describe and implement connection authentication and channel authorization
Identify correct problem determination techniques for IBM MQ for z/OS
Summarize basic use and configuration of IBM MQ Managed File Transfer
Describe IBM MQ support for CICS and IMS interfaces

  • Course Outline

  • Course introduction
    IBM MQ review
    IBM MQ architecture, installation, and configuration
    Exercise: Configuring an IBM MQ for z/OS queue manager
    IBM MQ for z/OS administrative interface options
    Exercise: Working with queues
    Distributed queuing
    Exercise: Working with channels
    IBM MQ clients
    Exercise: Working with IBM MQ clients
    IBM MQ cluster basics
    Exercise: Working with IBM MQ clusters
    Publish/subscribe basics
    Exercise: Publish/subscribe basics
    Queue sharing groups
    Using IBM MQ events and the dead-letter queue utility
    Exercise: Working with IBM MQ events
    Security considerations
    Exercise: Security
    Problem determination
    IBM MQ Managed File Transfer
    Exercise: IBM MQ Managed File Transfer configuration for z/OS
    IBM MQ for z/OS backup, recovery, and related file tasks
    Exercise: Working with file handling utilities
    Support for CICS, IMS, and HTTP applications
    Course summary


This intermediate course is designed for technical support personnel who implement, operate, and perform day-to-day administration of IBM MQ V8 on z/OS.




Basic knowledge of IBM MQ V8 concepts, obtained through experience or by successfully completing course Technical Introduction to IBM MQ (WM102G); Working proficiency with the z/OS platform, obtained through experience or by successfully completing course Fundamental System Skills in z/OS (ES10G); Knowledge of TCP/IP is also helpful.


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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