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IBM MQ Clustering Design & Administration


Duration: 3.0 days

Method: Instructor-led. Hands-on workshops.

Price: $2195.00

Course Code: MQ3020


Personnel that will be responsible for design, set up and administration of IBM MQ clustering.


This three-day course describes and explains how to design, set up and administer effective IBM MQ clustering. A significant feature of this course is the time devoted to extensive practical exercises. The exercises are conducted in a Windows environment, but the principles learned are relevant to all IBM MQ implementations, including z/OS.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain clustering terminology and basic clustering concepts
  • Describe how a cluster works
  • Implement a cluster and perform common administrative tasks
  • Recognize the symptoms of frequently encountered problems and solve them
  • Evaluate and exploit the range of workload management options
  • Use distributed queuing techniques to connect Queue Managers inside a cluster to Queue Managers outside a cluster
  • Configure overlapping clusters
  • Outline how clusters support distributed publish/subscribe
  • Take steps to render a cluster secure
  • Discuss clustering current best practices


Experience of administering IBM MQ in a Linux, UNIX and/or Windows environment, or in a z/OS Environment.


  • I. Introduction to Clustering
    • Definition, Administration and Management
  • II. Troubleshooting
  • III. Workload Management
  • IV. Clustering and Distributed Queuing
  • V. Overlapping Clusters
  • VI. Publish/Subscribe Clusters
  • VII. Security
  • VIII. Recommendations, Best Practices and Hints