IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5 System Administration using Linux for labs (WM206)

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About this Course

This 4-day instructor-led course provides technical professionals with the skills that are needed to administer WebSphere MQ queue managers on distributed platforms such as Windows and Linux.

In this course, you learn how to install, customize, operate, and administer WebSphere MQ on distributed platforms. The course covers topics such as configuration, day-to-day administration, problem recovery, and managing security and performance.

In addition to the instructor-led lectures, you also participate in hands-on lab exercises that are designed to reinforce lecture content. The lab exercises give you practical experience with tasks such as handling queue recovery, implementing security, and problem determination.

Completing this course can also help you prepare for the appropriate WebSphere MQ Administrator certifications.

Audience Profile

This intermediate-level course is for technical professionals who need the skills to be an administrator for any of the WebSphere MQ queue managers except WebSphere MQ for z/OS and WebSphere MQ for iSeries.

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan the implementation of WebSphere MQ
  • Install WebSphere MQ
  • Perform simple customization and administration tasks
  • Enable a queue manager to exchange messages with another queue manager
  • Implement basic clustering configuration
  • Enable a queue manager to support a WebSphere MQ client
  • Implement basic restart and recovery procedures
  • Perform basic problem determination
  • Plan for and implement basic WebSphere MQ security features


You should:

  • Have a basic knowledge of WebSphere MQ concepts and facilities, which can be achieved through practical experience or by successfully completing course Technical Introduction to IBM WebSphere MQ (WM101),(VM101), or (ZM101)
  • Be familiar with and able to start standard functions within the operating system environment that is used in the lab exercises
  • Be familiar with TCP/IP configuration

Course Outline

  1. Course introduction
  2. A review of WebSphere MQ
  3. Installation and configuration of WebSphere MQ
  4. Exercise: Working with queues
  5. Using the WebSphere MQ Explorer
  6. Introduction to the Message Queue Interface (MQI)
  7. Triggering concepts
  8. Exercise: Implementing triggering
  9. WebSphere MQ internals
  10. Message integrity
  11. Exercise: Queue recovery
  12. Distributed queuing
  13. Exercise: Queue manager interconnection
  14. Queue manager clustering
  15. Exercise: Setting up WebSphere MQ clustering
  16. WebSphere MQ security
  17. Exercise: Object security administration with the OAM
  18. WebSphere MQ clients
  19. Exercise: Client attachment
  20. Backup and restore of WebSphere MQ object definitions
  21. Exercise: Backup and restore of WebSphere MQ object definitions
  22. Problem determination
  23. Exercise: Using the trace route utility
  24. Exercise: Performing a WebSphere MQ trace
  25. JMS administration overview
  26. Course summary