AppManager for WebSphere MQ UNIX 7.9 Release Notes

Date Published: November 2015

AppManager for WebSphere MQ UNIX delivers robust fault management by proactively detecting potential problems that can impact the availability of your WebSphere MQ environment. Automated features include checking for potential problems, triggering appropriate actions, and gathering long-term data for planning, analysis, and reporting.

This release improves usability and resolves previous issues. Many of these improvements were made in direct response to suggestions from our customers. We thank you for your time and valuable input. We hope you continue to help us ensure that our products meet all your needs. You can post feedback in the AppManager forum on NetIQ Communities, our online community that also includes product information, blogs, and links to helpful resources.

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1.0 What’s New?

This release of AppManager for WebSphere MQ UNIX provides support for the new IBM WebSphere MQ 8.

For more information, see the System Requirements.

2.0 System Requirements

For the most recently updated list of supported application versions, see the AppManager Supported Products page. Unless noted otherwise, this module supports all updates, hotfixes, and service packs for the releases listed below.

AppManager for WebSphere MQ UNIX has the following system requirements:



NetIQ AppManager installed on the AppManager repository (QDB) computers and on all console computers

7.0 or later

Support for Windows Server 2008 on AppManager 7.x requires AppManager Windows Agent hotfix 71704 or later. For more information, see the AppManager Suite Hotfixes page.

NetIQ UNIX agent on the computers you want to monitor (agent computers)

One of the following:

  • UNIX agent 8.0

  • UNIX agent 7.5

  • UNIX agent 7.2

  • UNIX agent 7.1

IBM WebSphere MQ UNIX on the agent computers

One of the following:

  • 8

  • 7

  • 6

For more information on hardware requirements and supported operating systems and browsers, see the AppManager for WebSphere MQ UNIX Management Guide, included in the download package.

3.0 Contents of the Download Package

The download package includes these release notes, a management guide, Help for Knowledge Scripts, and several files that are used during installation:

  • AM70-WebSphereMQUNIX-, the module installer.

  • AM70-WebSphereMQUNIX-, a configuration file used with the AppManager setup program.

  • AM70-WebSphereMQUNIX-, a configuration file used for deploying the module with Control Center. This is the file you check into the Control Center Web Depot.

  • AM70-WebSphereMQUNIX-, a compressed file that contains the QDB and console files. You do not need to run this file during installation.

When you download the module, these files are copied by default to the local folder on the download computer. Consider copying these files to the \windows_installation\setup\Setup Files folder on the same distribution computer on which you saved your main AppManager software and documentation. By doing so, you maintain all AppManager software in one location that is easily accessible when you want to add more repositories, management servers, or agents.

4.0 Installing This Module

Run the module installer to install the module components in the following locations:

  1. On the computers you want to monitor (agents), either install UNIX agent 8.0, 7.5, 7.2 or 7.1.

  2. Install the Knowledge Scripts to your AppManager QDB using AM70-WebSphereMQUNIX-, which is included in this download package.

  3. Install the Help and console extensions to all AppManager consoles using AM70-WebSphereMQUNIX-

    NOTE:You do not need to use this installer on the UNIX Agent Manager console.

  4. Add the computers you want to monitor to the list of computers in all consoles you use to monitor those computers.

  5. Discover any new computers you want to monitor.

  6. If you are upgrading from a previous version of the module, upgrade any running jobs.

For more information about installing these components, see the AppManager for IBM WebSphere MQ UNIX Management Guide, included in the download package.

5.0 Known Issues

NetIQ Corporation strives to ensure our products provide quality solutions for your enterprise software needs. The following issues are currently being researched. If you need further assistance with any issue, please contact Technical Support.

  • WebSphere MQ UNIX module doesn't support dual/multiple installation of WebSphere MQ software on the same machine. ADMINQueueMgrStartStop gives false events on starting queue managers on Linux, and is not able to stop running queue managers on RHEL 6.2 and 7. PingQueueManager keeps on giving events of restarting the queue manager on MQ 8, and displays the queue manager as up despite being down on MQ 7.5. (ENG339903, ENG339904, ENG339895, ENG339897)

6.0 Contact Information

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