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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 6, 2014

Allow dedicated separate storage on a queue level basis for MQ on Windows and Unix

Similar to z/OS, we would like the ability to have one or more queues use a separate and dedicated of storage on Windows and Unix MQ systems.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 44622
RFE Product IBM MQ
  • Guest
    Oct 15, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Integration
    Product - IBM MQ

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Connectivity and Integration
    Product - IBM MQ

  • Guest
    Jul 4, 2015

    Another use case is that queues with PII or compliance-sensitive data are hosted on top of encrypted file systems whereas less sensitive queues are hosted on some other storage tier.

  • Guest
    Jul 2, 2015

    Sometimes applications flood a queue - may be due to a problem at the application. Limiting the MAXDEPTH or MAXMSGL attribute may not be helpful, when the messages are of variable length. In such cases it would be helpful, to be able to store several (groups of) queues of different locations - and so separate applications from others.

  • Guest
    Mar 18, 2014

    We are considering options for more flexibility in storage for a future release of MQ.

  • Guest
    Feb 27, 2014

    the isolation of the dead letter queue can minimize the impact of some incidents. Similarily, this feature would allow us to isolate queues prone to loading file systems from queues we don't want to be impacted by overloading. The only way to do so on distributed system is by creating several queue managers, which is not transparent for the applications (they have to manage their connections).Mapping queues to filesystems inside a single the queue manager would also be better for performance than using several queue managers.

  • Guest
    Feb 6, 2014

    It would also be useful to specify a max megabytes space on each "Storage Class" that is managed by MQ, so that each one does not require its own dedicated UNIX file system or Windows drive letter for space management done by the OS.

  • Guest
    Feb 6, 2014

    Great idea. Add Storage Class objects to distributed platforms, similar to WMQ on z/OS. The equivalent of a z/OS 'page set' would be a user specified directory, where queue files are created and managed as normal. The DEFAULT storage class would encompass current WMQ behaviour.