Designing, Implementing, and Managing IBM MQ V9 Clusters – WM253G

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Designing, Implementing, and Managing IBM MQ V9 Clusters


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This course prepares you to plan, design, configure, and administer IBM MQ clusters.

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/subsCR – Classroom Trainingibe 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.

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Target Audience:

This course is designed for IBM MQ administrators, architects, application developers, and other professionals who need to understand the design considerations, architectural role, and implementation of IBM MQ clusters



Before taking this course, you should have experience with IBM MQ or complete one of the following courses:



  • IBM MQ V9 System Administration (using Windows for labs) (WM153G)
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  • IBM MQ V9 System Administration (using Linux for labs) (WM154G)
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  • IBM MQ V8 System Administration for z/OS (WM302G)
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You should also have working knowledge of the Windows operating system to run the lab exercises.


  • Course introduction
  • IBM MQ baseline
  • Exercise: Configuring and reviewing base IBM MQ resources
  • Before you start
  • Understanding and implementing an IBM MQ cluster
  • Exercise: Implementing and verifying a cluster, cluster queues, and a cluster gateway
  • Cluster administration tasks and commands
  • Exercise: Working with cluster administration tasks
  • IBM MQ security and clusters
  • Exercise: Working with IBM MQ security
  • Influencing workload balancing behavior
  • Exercise: Working with workload balancing options
  • Publish/subsCR – Classroom Trainingibe and clusters
  • Exercise: Configuring a publish/subsCR – Classroom Trainingibe cluster
  • Cluster design considerations
  • Exercise: Configuring an overlapping cluster
  • Course summary



  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe the basic IBM MQ components
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  • Identify which IBM MQ objects are used to impact routing in a cluster environment
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  • Identify who in your organization can impact the health of a cluster and the need for adequate communication
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe the correct role of a cluster in a highly available IBM MQ infrastructure
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe the differences and similarities between administering clustered and non-clustered IBM MQ environments
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe how to configure, verify, and troubleshoot an IBM MQ cluster
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  • Identify the various channels that are present in a cluster environment and how each is CR – Classroom Trainingeated
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe how to use separate transmission queues in a clustered queue manager
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  • Explain how to remove a queue manager from a cluster on a permanent or temporary basis
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  • Explain IBM MQ connection authentication
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  • Explain IBM MQ channel authentication
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe IBM MQ object authorizations
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  • Explain how to troubleshoot security challenges in a cluster
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  • List ways to influence workload balancing in a cluster
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe the history and basic components of IBM MQ publish/subsCR – Classroom Trainingibe
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  • Explain the considerations and details of implementing publish/subsCR – Classroom Trainingibe in an IBM MQ clustered environment
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe cluster design architectural considerations
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  • Summarize the benefits of design and configuration simplicity in a cluster implementation
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  • Explain how to configure overlapping clusters
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Prior to enrolling, IBM Employees must follow their Division/Department processes to obtain approval to attend this public training class. Failure to follow Division/Department approval processes may result in the IBM Employee being personally responsible for the class charges.

IBM Consulting practitioners should use the Learning Request Tool (LRT) to request external training:

After you enroll in a GTP class, you receive a confirmation letter that should show:

  • The current GTP list price
  • The 20% discounted price available to IBMers. This is the price you will be invoiced for the class.



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