BlogFebruary 8, 2017
We are happy to release v4.5.2 which includes below enhancements: Alert recovery emails can now be routed to optional separate email if email address with the word “recovery” is included in list of emails in monitor settings. For example, “firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com” Email notifications can now be set to be HTML or plain text type. Websphere MQ […]
This release contains minor patch related to v18.104.22.168 of IBM PCF library that had issues fetching queue statistics for versions below v8 of Websphere MQ. Strict checking of PCF responses is now disabled by default in v22.214.171.124 http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27045004
Many Qflex features utilize polling policies, including monitors, scheduled reports, maintenance windows and others. Cron expressions are powerful, but not really intuitive and easy to create. For that reason Qflex provides sepcial user interface to set these up. Even though Qflex v4.5.0 will come bundled with a good set of pre-configured polling policies, there would still […]
We are happy to announce a new version of Qflex with multiple features additions as well as important bug fixes. Added support for IIB10 (No Queue Manager dependencies) Added OS version field for Queue Manager form in order to provide custom handling for Z/OS environments Added new “Maintenance Windows” feature that allows scheduling planned downtime and […]
As many Qflex users experience “MQ reason 2035″ issue during setup, this article provide some insight on the topic as well as a way to resolve the issue. WebSphere MQ V7.1 introduced CHLAUTH rules, which by default banned remote access for privileged users (users that belong to MQM group and can execute operation without being […]
We are glad to announce another minor release of Qflex. This release contains minor fixes and library updates, as well as additional features we thought would be useful for monitoring your MQ infrastructure. Added new channel monitors: Bytes sent/Received Channel Hung Added channel statistics collection, working on the same interval as queue manager statistics collection. […]
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Minor enhancement and bug release that contains: Improved import/export process (added message broker configuration and broker subscription data, polling policies and cron expressions) Several data selection bugs resolved for several statistical reports. Security update. Upgraded vulnerable Apache commons library to latest fixed version (commons-collections-3.2.2). See http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/576313 for more info. Updated Apache Commons Pool to latest version. Multiple […]
Minor enhancement and bug release that contains: Addition of “on-demand” PDF report generation for all types of reports in Qflex Minor fix for QM report by time. Missing monitor alert types during export fixed. Minor fix for recurring alert generation when it’s not found.
The main purpose of this release is to address issues related to IBM MQ AMS (Advanced Message Security) in Websphere MQ v8.x. Once this feature in enabled, MQ v7.5 libraries would not work correctly. The issue is described in more detail here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IT08610 Added ability to generate PDF reports on demand, not just with scheduling. […]
This is another minor release containing small bug fixes: Upgraded SSH library to prevent errors during FDC file monitoring Fixed Websphere Message Broker snapshot parsing during heavy loads Added multi-instance support for Websphere Message Broker and IIB Addressed issues during Qflex configuration export
This is a minor release to address the following issues: Broker connectivity in case of multi-instance queue managers. Simplify Qflex configuration Export screen.
This minor release contains minor fixes around alerting and broker flows. Monitoring was corrected to alert only once interval between occurrences has lapsed. Updated Message Broker topology to include all flows, not just application flows.
This is a minor release that contains various fixes: Corrected date and time data type conversion errors caused by Solr v5.1 upgrade. Fixed Message Broker flow-based statistics subscriptions
We are proud to announce a new release of the product with added features and performance enhancements listed below: Alerts processing has been changed to auto-resolve alerts that have cleared. Alerts screen is now only showing active alerts. Upgraded to Solr 5.1 to increase statistics read and write performance. (IMPORTANT: This requires cleanse of existing index) Added […]
Updated existing alerts logic to automatically resolve once monitoring condition is not longer true. This offers a cleaner alert view and saves time. Updated application reports to include queue details on both HTML and PDF views. Fixed report date range bug producing invalid queues statistics data. Added expanded range to report interval selection. Added collection policies to […]
Qflex offers a handy utility, which acts as a version control system of your Websphere MQ infrastructure. It tracks all the changes made to Queue Manager, Queue, Channel and Topic configuration and preserves it in a local database. Undesired or not approved changes can be rolled back to previous state with a press of one button. […]
This is a minor release and contains several bug fixes in addition to the ones listed below. Fixed an issue with multi-instance queue managers sending false alerts when in passive mode. Updated Unix scripts to enable graceful shutdown of Qflex when Apache Tomcat instance fails to shutdown by itself.
In this post we would like to demonstrate how easy it is to setup monitoring and statistics collection in Qflex for IBM Websphere Message Broker and Integration Bus v9 and up. Note that we assume you already have broker Queue Manager already setup in Qflex and that JMS provider is enabled. See here for instructions. […]
SSL Connectivity Guide Make sure SSL is properly configured on your WMQ server. Best way is by checking connectivity using latest IBM Websphere MQ Explorer. IMPORTANT: Currently, we were only able to get SSL working with IBM JRE 1.7 and JDK 1.7. Oracle JDK 1.7 and 1.8 are not working. Easy way (IBM JRE 1.7): […]
Added support for IBM Integration Bus v9+ and Websphere Message Broker v7+ statistics collections and performance monitoring. Fixed SSL connectivity issues with IBM WMQ 7+ Queue Managers using Java 7 and up (see SSL Connectivity Guide). Optimized performance of Queue Manager auto-discovery feature. Minor GUI improvements. Qflex 4.3.5 Download Happy Holidays!