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Status Delivered
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 8, 2020

Support configuration use of individual MQ AppName at the Message Flow MQ Connection Level in IIB and ACE.

This is a request for IIB/ACE to provide configurable support in different application Message Flow based connections/usage to specify unique/different MQ AppName identifiers across different types of connections within a Broker and within Application Execution Groups.

We have discussed Client based Connection balancing for IBM MQ Development Lab and also the usage of this functionality with IIB Lab and they both suggested raising this RFE. We understand that ACE is also aware of this functionality improvement capability.

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 141592
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Aug 3, 2021

    Idea / RFE Review. This capability has now been provided in ACE ... Status is updated to Delivered.

  • Guest
    Jul 30, 2020

    Thank you for raising this RFE. Overall IBM agrees that this sounds like a reasonable request for the way in which we continue to evolve the App Connect Enterprise product. The level of detail provided is helpful as it gives us an idea of the use cases being considered. Increasingly, with the move to container based architectures as part of modernization to an agile integration architecture, we observe ACE users deploying fewer applications and flows per integration server. With this in mind, we expect over time, the need to distinguish unique settings for multiple MQ "apps" in the same runtime process to be a reducing need. That said, we understand the need for this kind of setting for users who wish to continue to deploy multiple flows with unique MQ connection desires in the same integration server. It is likely that this RFE will end up be delivered in a series of smaller stages - starting with formalized support for server-wide use of MQ Uniform clusters, potentially followed by separate settings for the use of "user" uses of MQ (such as MQInput/MQOutput/MQGet etc) versus the use of "system" uses of MQ (such as the aggregation nodes for example). We might then look further into usage of MQ APPLNAME. Meanwhile, also note that in recent fix packs we have also continued to make progress on the flexibility of using MQ Client bindings for some ACE uses of MQ which have previously been subject to server binding connection - ie the remote default queue manager capability which was introduced in

    So, in summary this is an area of the product likely to see enhancement in future, and we thank you for raising the RFE. Status is updated to Uncommitted Candidate.