IBM WebSphere MQ V7 Advanced System Administration (Distributed)

Course code: WM210NL
Skill level Advanced 
Duration: 3.0 days 
Delivery type: Classroom (Hands-on labs)  
Course type: Public or Private on-site 


This course is designed to teach some of the advanced skills required by system programmers and administrators of IBM WebSphere MQ V7 on distributed platforms. It expands the basic skills developed in course Technical Introduction to IBM WebSphere MQ (WM101) / Technical Introduction to IBM WebSphere MQ (Remote Classroom) (VM101), and the IBM WebSphere MQ V7 System Administration courses: IBM WebSphere MQ V7 System Administration (using Windows for labs) (WM201) / IBM WebSphere MQ V7 System Administration (using Windows for labs) (Remote) (VM201) for Windows, IBM WebSphere MQ V7 System Administration (AIX labs) (WM202) / IBM WebSphere MQ V7 System Administration (using AIX for labs) (Remote Class) (VM202) for AIX, and IBM WebSphere MQ V7 System Administration (linux labs) (WM203) / IBM WebSphere MQ V7 System Administration (linux labs) (Remote Classroom) (VM203) for Linux. 

This course focuses on advanced features and facilities of WebSphere MQ V7 such as clustering and security, emphasizing the administration of workload balancing using clustering and using SSL to secure channels. Additional topics include channel exit programming, statistic and accounting facilities, advanced client features, and publish/subscribe administration with IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7. 

Training Paths that reference this course are:
System Administrator skills roadmap for WebSphere MQ V7 


This advanced course is designed for technical professionals who require advanced administrator skills for WebSphere MQ on distributed platforms, or who provide support to others who perform such tasks. This course is based on WebSphere MQ V7 but is also appropriate for students who support prior versions of WebSphere MQ.

  • A working knowledge of WebSphere MQ V7 administration processes and procedures 
  • The skills necessary to perform basic WebSphere MQ V7 administration tasks in a distributed environment, which can be obtained through practical experience or by successfully completing one of the IBM WebSphere MQ V7 System Administration courses (WM201/VM201 for Windows, WM202/VM202 for AIX, or WM203/VM203 for Solaris) 

In addition, experience working with WebSphere MQ V7 is beneficial.

Skills taught
  • Describe and use the advanced features of the Eclipse-based WebSphere MQ configuration tools (also known as MQ Explorer) to configure and administer queue managers on distributed platforms 
  • Explain the use of the available channel exits and how to activate these exits 
  • Design the use of message channel exits to enhance security or perform specialized translations of message data 
  • Explain the use of TLS/SSL for securing TCP/IP channels 
  • Set up appropriate security definitions and the WebSphere MQ objects to which they refer - Describe and employ accepted security best practices 
  • Design and employ advanced workload management using clusters of queue managers 
  • Describe and employ advanced client connection facilities such as conversation sharing, read-ahead, and asynchronous put 
  • Explain the use of the statistics and accounting facilities provided with WebSphere MQ in order to optimize the use of system resources 
  • Describe and administer distributed publish/subscribe networks including publish/subscribe clustering and hierarchical networks
Course outline
  • Course introduction 
  • IBM WebSphere MQ Explorer advanced usage 
  • Exercise: IBM WebSphere MQ Explorer 
  • IBM WebSphere MQ channel exits and data conversion 
  • Exercise: Using channel exit programs 
  • Securing IBM WebSphere MQ channels using SSL 
  • Exercise: Securing IBM WebSphere MQ channels 
  • Security best practices 
  • Cluster workload balancing 
  • Exercise: Using clustering to manage workloads 
  • Advanced client concepts 
  • Exercise: Configuring advanced clients 
  • Accounting and statistics 
  • Exercise: Working with statistics 
  • Distributed publish/subscribe 
  • Exercise: Distributed publish/subscribe 
  • Course summary