This topic shows how to create a bar to monitor for the status of a Queue Manager, starting from a system view.
From the main window, right-click and select the Properties for xxx Group from the context menu (where xxx is the name of the group you have created to contain the MQSeries status checks). The following window is displayed:
Select the Data Selection option from the list.
This is achieved by creating or using an existing definition.
If one does not exist in the Available items window, click Add to create one. The following window is displayed. Use the Data Type drop-down list and select the MQ Queue Manager Status definition:
Right-click the *DFT parameter to provide a context menu of options from your system. Select the desired entry, then click OK.
Note the new option at the bottom of the Selected Items list on the right.
Click OK again to return to the monitor.
A new column has been added to the group providing the status of the Queue Manager.
Hover your mouse over the item for details.
Some monitor types require monitoring to be enabled for the queue or channel being monitored. If monitoring is not enabled, MSM displays the message, "MQSeries API reports Not Available".
Monitoring can be enabled at the queue manager level, or by individual queue/channel, by using the CHGMQMQ command to set parameter MONQ to the level of monitoring required. *LOW appears to be sufficient for most cases; the level of monitoring affects the frequency of updates to the internal counters in MQS.
|Number in doubt|
|Channel Performance||Batch size|
|Exit program processing time|
|Time on transmit queue|
|Depth as % of maximum|
|Open for input count|
|Open for output count|
|Depth as % of trigger depth|
|Age of oldest message on queue|
|Average queue time|
|Uncommitted message count|
|Queue Manager||Channel initiator status|
|Command server status|
|Ping remote channel||Availability|
|Ping remote queue manager||Availability|
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