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.
Describe the basic IBM MQ components
Identify which IBM MQ objects are used to impact routing in a cluster environment
Identify who in your organization can impact the health of a cluster and the need for adequate communication
Describe the correct role of a cluster in a highly available IBM MQ infrastructure
Describe the differences and similarities between administering clustered and non-clustered IBM MQ environments
Describe how to configure, verify, and troubleshoot an IBM MQ cluster
Identify the various channels that are present in a cluster environment and how each is created
Describe how to use separate transmission queues in a clustered queue manager
Explain how to remove a queue manager from a cluster on a permanent or temporary basis
Explain IBM MQ connection authentication
Explain IBM MQ channel authentication
Describe IBM MQ object authorizations
Explain how to troubleshoot security challenges in a cluster
List ways to influence workload balancing in a cluster
Describe the history and basic components of IBM MQ publish/subscribe
Explain the considerations and details of implementing publish/subscribe in an IBM MQ clustered environment