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Overview

The dynaTrace FastPack for WebSphere MQ enables easy out-of-the-box monitoring of WebSphere MQ Queues, Topics and Subscriptions. The FastPack consists of a custom Monitor, Sample Profile and Dashboards.

Fast Pack Details

Name

WebSphere MQ Monitoring FastPack

Version

1.0.4

Dynatrace Version

>= 5.6

Author

Dynatrace software

License

dynaTrace BSD

Support

Community Supported

FastPack Contents

System Profile and Dashboards
WebSphere MQ Monitoring Plugin (Plugin Page)

WebSphere MQ Queue Dashboard

The WebSphere MQ Queue Dashboard enables you to easily monitor a a Queue and its Queue Manager. It shows you

  • Whether the QueueManager is running
  • How much time passed by since the last enqueue and dequeue
  • How many processes are currently reading from or writing to the queue
  • How many messages there currently are on the queue
  • How old the oldest message is giving you
    This gives you an idea if messages stay on the queue longer than should be.

In addition it contains traffic lights for all major metrics, which when you define your thresholds enable you too see the health state of your queue at one single glance

WebSphere MQ Topic Dashboard

The WebSphere MQ Topic Dashboard enables you to easily monitor Topic and its Queue Manager. It shows you

  • Whether the QueueManager is running
  • The active Publisher and Subscriber count

In addition it contains traffic lights for all major metrics, which when you define your thresholds enable you too see the health state of your queue at one single glance

WebSphere MQ Monitor

The Monitor uses the local WebSphere MQ installation of the running collector to gather its metrics. This means that at least the MQ client needs to be installed on the machine that is running the Dynatrace Collector
It allows to monitor all major MQ types: Queue, Topic, Subscription.

The only thing to configure are the

  • Binary Installation directory of the WebSphere MQ client/server installation
  • Queue manager name
  • queue/topic/subscription name

For more information please see the WebSphere MQ Monitoring Plugin page.

FastPack Information

The WebSphere MQ Monitoring FastPack contains everything to get started with WebSphere MQ monitoring.

  • A system profile with preconfigured schedules for monitoring the demo queue (postcard).
  • A WebSphere MQ Queue Dashboard for monitoring the Queue manager and a queue.
  • A WebSphere MQ Topic Dashboard for monitoring the Publishers and Subscribers of a topic

Installation

  1. Download and import the Dashboards and the System Profile on your Dynatrace Server
  2. Download and import the Monitor Plugin to your Dynatrace Server
  1. Anonymous (login to see details)

    Does this work with 6.1?

    1. Anonymous (login to see details)

      Allan, 

      did you try this FastPack for 6.x?

  2. Anonymous (login to see details)

    Does the FastPack for 6.x works for Dynatrace 6.2?

  3. Anonymous (login to see details)

    I had this fastpack loaded on our 5.6 TEST server and it converted to 6.2 successfully.  I am trying to reload it to reset what we have changed and it will not let me load the system profile.

    I get the following error.

    2016-01-12 10:37:13 WARNING [XMLConfig] Could not load profile MQ Monitoring.profile.xml: com.dynatrace.diagnostics.server.shared.XMLConfig loadApplicationConfig:190
    java.io.IOException: Version mismatch: actual=3.2.1.2030 expected=6.2.4.1057

  4. Anonymous (login to see details)

    Are there any experiences with DT 6.3? We would like to evaluate this FastPack.

  5. Anonymous (login to see details)

    Does this work on 6.2 and 6.3, we are working to use this in 6.2 and we are planning to upgrade to 6.3 soon.

    Thank you

  6. Anonymous (login to see details)

    Hi All. This is a very old FastPack that has been built with and older version of dynatrace. This is also the reason why loading it into a newer version throws that version mismatch error. The fix is not that hard - but - it requires to extract the .dtp file and remove the version information in the profile.xml file. I will forward this to the team that maintains our plugins so that they can take care of this

    1. Anonymous (login to see details)

      Hi Andreas,

      while we started using DynaTrace in my company this year (w/ vers 6.3), this MQ FastPack seems to be really helpful for us and we would test it as soon as possible.

      It would be great to have a fixed version as soon as possible.

      Regards, Raphael

  7. Anonymous (login to see details)

    I have changed the version in "MQ Monitoring.profile.xm". Now the System profile loads correct in Dynatrace 6.3