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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 21, 2016

Support remote queue manager (client connection) in Integration Node

Currently, the mqsicreatebroker and mqsichangebroker commands have a -q parameter to specify the local queue manager for an Integration Node.

According to the documentation:
"This queue manager is used by default for MQ processing in the message flow if no queue manager is specified explicitly on the MQ node. This queue manager is also used by some message flow nodes that require a queue manager to be specified on the integration node, such as the event-driven processing nodes used for aggregation, timeout, message collection, and message sequencing."

However, I see no reason for this Queue Manager to be Local. The Integration Node should be able to persist information in a remote Queue Manager through a client connection like anything else.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 82796
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Guest
    Jul 1, 2022

    I see this as a critical requirement for a couple of IBM / ACE customers.
    Further there should be no difference if we run the integration server in a "independent" or within a note.

    Thus it would be great if this could be implemented soon.

  • Guest
    Feb 3, 2021

    RFE Review. Since ACEv11.0.0.7 we now allow the specification of a remote default queue manager in the server.conf.yaml file to be used to support the persistence requirements of the EDA nodes when deployed in an independent integration server running in containers. We have not yet prioritized the testing required to support this same architectural approach for node-owned servers, so for this reason we will maintain the status of this RFE as Uncommitted Candidate for now, whilst noting that if running in containers the capability (iii) is already delivered.

  • Guest
    Jul 6, 2016

    Thank you for raising this RFE. IIB still retains a need for a local MQ queue manager for some of our processing. Specifically:
    i) In order to provide two-phase XA coordination of transactions ,the coordinating queue manager must be local
    ii) For Multi-instance HA support
    iii) For the Event Driven Architecture nodes (Aggregation, Collector, Tinmeout, Sequencing)
    iv) To underpin the communications between individual integration servers and the node-wide HTTP listener.

    Whilst long term one could imagine architectural changes which remove all 4 of these uses, changes in (iii) and (iv) are likely to be a nearer term focus for the product.
    To help keep RFEs specific, we will use this RFE to track item (iii) for the EDA nodes as this appears to be the primary use case discussed.
    Status of the RFE is updated to Uncommitted Candidate.