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IBM WebSphere MQ monitoring plugin

Verax NMS & APM IBM WebSphere MQ management plugin enables easy monitoring, alerting, health check, management and performance reporting for WebSphere MQ message brokers.

Queue manager information view

The view provides general WebSphere MQ queue manager configuration information:

  • Manager name, creation time, operating system, software version, status (active/inactive), system channel, number of connections established and others.
  • Parameter and status lists (e.g. MQCA_Q_MGR_NAMEMQIA_ACCOUNTING_INTERVALMQIA_CHANNEL_EVENT) with their current values.

Queues view

The view provides a list of all message queues (visibility of system queues can be turned off) configured on the server with the following parameters:

  • Name (e.g. SYSTEM.ADMIN.ACCOUNTING.QUEUE)
  • Type (e.g. Local)
  • Current, maximum, low and high depth, % of queue occupied
  • Open input and output counts
  • Health status
  • Messages enqueued/dequeued per second
  • Queue parameters (e.g. MQIA_Q_TYPEMQIA_CLWL_Q_PRIORITYMQIA_CLWL_Q_RANK and others)

Channels view

The view provides a list of all message channels (visibility of system channels can be turned off) configured on the server with the following parameters:

  • Name (e.g. SYSTEM.ADMIN.SVRCONN)
  • Status (e.g. Running)
  • Type (e.g. Receiver)
  • Buffers received
  • Buffers sent
  • Bytes received
  • Bytes sent
  • Connection transmission (XMIT) protocol
  • Message length
  • List of channel parameters (such as MQCA_ALTERATION_DATEMQIA_MONITORING_CHANNELMQIACH_MSG_COMPRESSION and others)

Listeners view

The view provides list of all the listeners on the WebSphere MQ server (e.g. TCPSPXNETBIOS along with status (active/inactive) and parameter list (e.g. MQIACH_LISTENER_CONTROLMQIACH_NAME_COUNTMQCA_ALTERATION_TIME and others) for each listener.

Process view

The view provides list of all the processes of the WebSphere MQ server (e.g. SYSTEM.DEFAULT.PROCESS with parameter list (e.g. MQIA_APPL_TYPEMQCA_ALTERATION_DATEMQCA_ALTERATION_TIME and others) for process.

Sensors, counters and alarms

The plugin provides predefined templates for most commonly monitored WebSphere MQ counters such as:

  • Number of active users and number of transactions per second that system is servicing.
  • Availability of Queue Manager and Channel Manager and others.
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