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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 23, 2014

Detect unused wMQ definitions:

The UBS core banking system contains thousands of wMQ definition with a lot of change activities.
Housekeeping is key - otherwise you will end up in a big mess.
But today wMQ do not provide statistic information about the usage of each queue.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 53970
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

    The RESET QSTATS command is inherently unreliable. There is no way to ensure integrity since the only way to get the stats is to globally set them back to zero. Even the strictest controls cannot ensure that only one entity ever issues RESET QSTATS and there's no indication to any entity using these that another has interfered with their numbers.

    That's OK for the most casual use cases but absolutely useless as source for data to support user stories with even a moderate need for accountability, let alone a formal audit. So when we say "existing facilities can be used to meet this requirement" we are clear that "this requirement" is the one where QSTATS are used for toy use cases only, right?

  • Guest
    Sep 11, 2014

    MQ does already provide SMF 116 statistics that give detailed information about queue usage. These stats could be used to determine which queues are being used. There is also the RESET QSTATS command which gives some information about traffic through queues - many monitoring products use this to provide summaries.

    We are considering adding further statistics and status information in future versions of MQ, but existing facilities can be used to meet this requirement.