|Technical :: Software > WMQ Healthcheck|
While working as a System Test engineer, I identified ways to improve the usability of the IBM middleware software product WebSphere MQ, and developed an application to significantly extend the ability of the provided administration tooling.
Written in my spare time, the application was developed in Java as a plugin for the provided toolset WebSphere MQ Explorer, and was initially released as a freeware software application from IBM.com. It has had a very positive reaction from customers, with hundreds of downloads and dozens of positive comments.
It's success led to it being picked up by WebSphere MQ Development and formally integrated into the full product.
Description from ibm.com
Extends the ability of the WebSphere MQ Explorer to examine the MQ configuration and look for potential problems and make recommendations.
The WebSphere MQ Healthcheck Explorer plug-in enables the WebSphere MQ Explorer to provide a greater level of feedback on your WMQ environment definitions across a variety of areas. From clustering to SSL, WMQ Explorer Healthcheck can be used to look for errors and potential problems, and provide advice for possible improvements.
WMQ Healthcheck uses an Eclipse-style "Problems View" to display errors, warnings and useful information in the WMQ Explorer, alongside your WMQ object views. Each entry in the Problems View can be followed for additional information and advice if you think it has found something useful. Alternatively items can be filtered out from the current View or even switched off completely so that it will not be looked for in future, if it is not appropriate for your needs.
The core set of provided checks can be extended to include your own custom tests, allowing you to teach the WMQ Explorer to provide feedback that is directly relevant to your uses of WMQ. Samples are provided to make this as simple as possible.
Last updated: 6 Nov 2005
design: Dale Lane
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