Running WebSphere MQ configuration and monitoring extensions
This section contains information about configuring and controlling the WebSphere MQ configuration extension and the WebSphere MQ monitoring extension on the supported platforms, and includes:
- Controlling the WebSphere MQ configuration and monitoring extensions on a Windows platform
- Controlling the WebSphere MQ configuration and monitoring extensions on UNIX platforms
- Controlling the WebSphere MQ configuration and monitoring extensions on z/OS platforms
- Dispatch priority for z/OS address spaces
- Redirecting output to a dataset on z/OS
- Controlling the WebSphere MQ extension on i5/OS platforms
- Configuring the WebSphere MQ extensions for queue managers which require authentication
- Collecting and publishing data from the WebSphere MQ accounting and statistics messages
Supported middleware monitoring technologies for performance and availability provides a list of the technology/platform pairs and appropriate versions that are supported in this release.
For information on installing this extension on the various supported platforms, see Installing the WebSphere MQ configuration and monitoring extensions.
The WebSphere MQ configuration extension allows you to configure your WebSphere MQ environment.
The WebSphere MQ monitoring extension collects information from various WebSphere MQ properties and passes it to the TMTM Extensible Agent, which then sends it to the TMTM Topic Service and on to the TMTM Monitor Console.
For WebSphere MQ 7.1 and later: The WebSphere MQ Monitor and Configuration extensions must be able to find an MQ 7.1 installation on the installed host. The extensions look in the default installation location automatically, but might fail to locate the installation when multiple WebSphere MQ versions are installed, when WebSphere MQ is not installed in the default location, or when no WebSphere MQ 7.1 is designated as the primary installation. In this situation you must configure the WebSphere MQ Monitor preference DefaultMQInstallationPath to point to the path to any valid WebSphere MQ 7.1 installation. This can be configured via the Configuration Manager Agent Preferences dialog box or via agentpref, such as in this example:
agentpref --set "WebSphere MQ Monitor" DefaultMQInstallationPath /opt/My/Installation/Path --notify "WebSphere MQ Monitor" --notify "WebSphere MQ Configuration"
--notifyoption is only needed on 7.0 agents and earlier; 8.x agents are notified automatically.