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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 15, 2013

Configuration and licensing recognition for CPU affinity with distributed MQ

This RFE is for the administrator to be able to configure CPU affinity for the MQ queue manager on distributed platforms. For example, if the queue manager was running on a 20 CPU server, the administrator would be able to set a configuration parameter so that queue manager would only run on 2 of the CPUs. This RFE is also requesting that MQ sub-capacity licensing and ILMT (IBM License Metric Tool) would recognize this as an acceptable sub-capacity licensing approach, and for the above example MQ would only be licensed for 2 CPUs on the 20 CPU server.

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 40399
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
    Feb 13, 2014

    If changes are made to licensing models in the future, then we would expect to modify MQ to technically match and enforce constraints. However at the moment, standard licensing, even for sub-capacity, does not quite work this way.

    This requirement has been sent to the product licensing team for their consideration as they look at future approaches.

  • Guest
    Oct 15, 2013

    On our systems, we have a qmgr control wrapper script that calls a platform-specific script that allocates x number of CPUs to the queue manager processes by binding the 3 critical WMQ server processes to these CPUs. Our organization would welcome this RFE.