Viewing the Dashboard

The Dashboard presents a range of information about IBM WebSphere MQ Queue Managers and their component channels and queues. This is status data which provides an overview of the state of several critical objects. The Dashboard view is used only for statistical purposes.

Much of the information in the dashboard can be used to identify situations with potential use as an event rule. For instance, excessive queue capacity (above a certain percentage) could prompt a Product Administrator to create an event rule for that parameter. See Managing events for more information.

Note there are two Dashboard views: one that represents a summary of all the Queue Manager connections (accessed by selecting <project> -> All Queue Manager Connections -> Dashboard), and one that presents a summary of a specific Queue Manager (accessed by selecting <project> -> <queue manager> -> Dashboard.

Below is the Dashboard summarizing all the queue manager connections:

The Dashboard for a specific Queue Manager, as shown below, presents summaries of both the selected Queue Manager itself and the key related messaging objects. Information is presented both at the global (Queue Manager) level and for queue manager components.

Because of their detail, Queue Manager statistics are collapsed until you expand them. Use the + icon to expand Queue Manager statistics:

Queue Manager snapshot details are descriptive of key parameters or properties. These are all in read-only mode, which is consistent with the statistical purpose of the Dashboard.

Data presented relates to queues, channels and messages that operate within the Queue Manager. Summaries for both local and transmit (XMIT) queues illustrate queue efficiency, service state (for XMIT queues) and message statistics.

Channel statistics are brief, differentiating between active, retrying and disabled channels. 

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