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MainView for MQ 5.4

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The MainView for MQ product is a system-management application that provides data regarding mainframe messages and the ability to monitor the information.
updated 05 Mar



Installation, configuration, and maintenance

Customizing after installation


Post-installation product customization



Procedures for using the product

Views reference


Descriptions of commands and syntax, and related reference information

Working with infrastructure


Management of shared components



BMC messages from the following product lines:

  • BMC products for DB2
  • BMC products for IMS
  • Cost Optimization products
  • MainView products



Common issues


This topic provides links to PDFs that support this release.


You can create a custom PDF for a specific topic or a topic and its children. For instructions, see Exporting to PDF and other formats.

Ready-made PDFs of this space

The following table provides ready-made PDFs that contain snapshots of the content in this space. Ready-made PDFs are available for new releases and product updates within 7 calendar days of their release. Although these PDFs contain all topics, the online topics might be more current, and the content of some topics might be better suited for online viewing.

Legacy PDFs related to this space

The following legacy PDF provides older product documentation that is not otherwise available in this documentation portal: 



88725.pdf BMC Performance Manager for WebSphere MQ Message Management Command Line Interface Reference


FAQs and additional resources

This topic answers common questions and explains how to access additional resources, including BMC Support.

Frequently asked questions

This section answers frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the documentation portal.


  How can I get a PDF of selected content in a space?
  1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select Export to PDF.

  2. Select the type of PDF that you want:
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    • This page and its children for a PDF of the current page and all of its child topics

Depending on the number of topics included in the export, it might take several minutes to create the PDF. After the export is complete, you can download the PDF.

  Where can I get a list of all mainframe Cost Optimization products, MainView products, and BMC products for the IBM DB2 and IBM IMS subsystems?

Go to the main dashboard and click the BMC Mainframe products (DB2 IMS MainView Cost Optimization) box, or click here to go directly to the list.


If looking for the Control-M mainframe documentation, click the Control-M box on the dashboard, or click here to go directly to the Control-M space.

Additional resources

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Support information

This topic contains information about contacting BMC Support and determining support status for specific product versions.

  How can I contact BMC Support?

If you have problems with or questions about a BMC product, or for the latest support policies, see the Customer Support website at You can access product documents, search the Knowledge Base for help with an issue, and download products and maintenance.

If you do not have access to the web and you are in the United States or Canada, contact Customer Support at 800 537 1813. Outside the United States or Canada, select your country at Contact BMC to view local Support Contacts.

  How can I check a product version's support status?

You can find the support status for specific product versions on Support Central. Selecting a product from the “A–Z Supported Product List” shows:

  • All versions of the product and their current support levels (full or limited)
  • Dates on which support ends

You can also find information about the latest support policies on Support Central.

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  1. Feli Brachthaeuser

    Hello, I'm missing the complete Manual of BMC Performance Manager for MQ Message Management Command Line Interface Reference Manual! Please check with the devs. This is still a valid product and the actual documentation is not sufficient at all. best regards, Feli

    Nov 14, 2018 08:10
    1. Dottie Wood

      Hi, Feli. Thanks for the reaching out to us! The team is looking into this issue. We will update you when we have more information.

      Nov 15, 2018 01:34
      1. Dottie Wood

        Hi, Feli. You can now find the cited reference manual under "Legacy PDFs related to this space" on the PDFs page. Thanks, again, for your input!

        Nov 19, 2018 09:18
  2. Matthias Rabast

    Hello BMC, I have printed the MainView for MQ 5.4 manual, which allows to make some marks and notes and learn to use to product. I am missing a numbering schema of the headlines in the book like Chap.1 Introduction, Chap.2 Installation, Chap.3 Security, 3.1 xxx , 3.2 yyy . Such a numbering of headlines helps to understand the structure of the book and makes it easier to read and learn. Best regards, Matthias.

    Feb 21, 2019 09:44