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SYSVIEW MQ Command and Data Collection Enhancements

  • 1.  SYSVIEW MQ Command and Data Collection Enhancements

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Apr 16, 2024 03:06 PM
    Edited by James Bauman Apr 16, 2024 03:07 PM

    Hello SYSVIEW community!

    On behalf of the SYSVIEW product team, we are pleased to announce the following enhancements to the SYSVIEW Option for IBM MQ, which includes enhancements to the data collection process. The enhancements are delivered in Feature PTF LU13237.

    Enhanced MQ Queue Monitoring

    The MQSDATA parmlib member contains new configuration options that let you control the queue types from which to collect MQ data. Using the new configuration options is a more efficient method of disabling monitoring based on the type of queue, rather than excluding queues using a monitoring rule. You can also configure SYSVIEW to monitor only local MQ queues that are in use. The new configuration options help to reduce SYSVIEW overhead (CPU usage).

    To learn more about how to implement this enhancement, see MQSDATA and IBM MQ Data Collection in the SYSVIEW documentation. In the latter article, we provide you with examples of how to configure the MQ data collection component to monitor MQ queues to optimize SYSVIEW overhead.

    Simplified Queue Manager Shutdown Process

    Many SYSVIEW MQ commands were enhanced such that they disconnect from queue managers immediately after they gather data. Previously, the connection to the queue manager persisted after collecting the data until the user logged off the system. This behavior caused the quiescing queue manager to halt its termination process.

    For a complete list of commands that now disconnect from MQ queue managers, see IBM MQ Enhancements in the SYSVIEW documentation. 

    New and Enhanced SYSVIEW MQ Commands

    The option contains several new commands (MQCHINIT and MQLISTEN) and many enhanced commands. The enhanced commands contain the following changes:

      • Commands with new and removed fields.
      • Commands that were standardized to support Mode, Group, and Security command processing.

    To learn more about the new and enhanced commands, see IBM MQ Enhancements in the SYSVIEW documentation.

    New Report Writer Sample Reports

    SYSVIEW provides you with several new Report Writer MQ sample reports that let you display information from SMF 255 subtype 48 MQ Application Request records. For a complete list of the sample reports, see MQ Sample Reports in the SYSVIEW documentation.

    Wait, there's more!

    Enhanced Integration with Broadcom Products

    • OPS/MVS: SYSVIEW can now send heartbeat messages for all SYSVIEW address spaces to OPS/MVS. Feel confident knowing that your SYSVIEW address spaces are consistently up and running smoothly.  For more information, see SYSVIEW Address Space and Application Status in the SYSVIEW documentation.
    • Alert Central: You can now define a specific Alert Central connector instance to send alert event data to Alert Central. The SYSDATA parmlib member contains a new configuration option named Alert-Central-Instance that lets you specify to use the default Alert Central instance or a specific Alert Central connector instance. For more information, see SYSDATA in the SYSVIEW documentation.
    SYSVIEW also provides you with a new Alert Central menu. To access the menu, issue the command MENU ACC. The menu contains an option named Alert Central instances that lets you display a list of Alert Central instances.

    For a comprehensive description of all the features and functionality that PTF LU13237 delivers, see New Features in the SYSVIEW documentation.

    NOTE: The enhancements that are delivered with this Feature PTF do not apply to SYSVIEW Essentials configurations of SYSVIEW Performance Management.

    We value your business and thank you for using SYSVIEW!


    James Bauman
    Staff Technical Writer
    Mainframe Software Division | Broadcom