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IBM Websphere MQ Components

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Created on: Oct 19, 2011 11:45 AM by j053ph4 - Last Modified:  Dec 14, 2011 11:15 AM by j053ph4

Developed by: Joseph Anderson



This Monitoring Zenpack provides monitoring of MQ Managers, Channels, and Queues for IBM Websphere MQ. 

  • No agent is needed on the remote server.
  • Support for Windows and Unix-based platforms
  • Provides component-level modeling of the IBM MQ application components.


This ZenPack was inspired by the "IBM Websphere MQ ZenPack", and I'm grateful to its author for sharing some of his expertise regarding MQ.


I have been using a shell script to monitor specific MQ Queues on Windows/Unix servers for a couple of years.  The good thing about the script is that it requires minimal support to run against Windows and Unix servers.  The bad part is that all of the MQ-specific paramters (Manager, Queue) have to be supplied to it.  It is also a pain to use to monitor multiple queues on a single machine, as new command definitions have to be made on a locally bound template that differ only in the command line options.  A component-based template provides a much better solution, while the modelling scripts remove the need to keep track of the needed parameters.












The ZenPack has the following Device Class(es)

  • /Server/Linux/MQ, /Server/Windows/MQ Device Classes
    • MQManager Template provides:
      • Data Sources
        • mgr-status-nix (Command)
        • mgr-status-win (Command)
      • Thresholds
        • Manager Status (Min/Max)
    • MQQueue Template provides:
      • Data Sources
        • queue-status-nix (Command)
        • queue-status-win (Command)
      • Thresholds
        • Queue Depth (Min/Max)
    • MQChannel Template provides:
      • Data Sources
        • channel-status-nix (Command)
        • channel-status-win (Command)
  • ZenModeler plugins:
    • MqManagerMapUnix
    • MqManagerMapWindows
    • MqQueueMapUnix
    • MqQueueMapWindows
    • MqChannelMapUnix
    • MqChannelMapWindows
    • Common (shared class--do not use as a plugin)
  • Event Class:
    • /App/MQ




After installing this Zenpack as usual, ensure that the authentication zProperties are set for Windows and Unix-based servers respectively.


SSH requires username/password, assumes mqm is the MQ user.


WINEXE on later Windows versions (2003(?) and up) may fail with an error similar to "problem installing winexesvc".  This can be corrected by running the following commands from the Command Prompt (on the Windows server):


          sc create winexesvc binPath= WINEXESVC.EXE start= auto DisplayName= winexesvc

          sc description winexesvc "Remote command provider for Zenoss monitoring"





  • Zenoss Versions Supported: 3.0
  • External Dependencies: None
  • ZenPack Dependencies: None
  • Installation Notes: zopectl restart after installing this ZenPack.
  • Configuration: Configuration Properties?


Change History:

  • 1.0 initial release
  • 1.1
    • added support for "set monitoring menu option"
    • added support for manual component deletion


Tested: This ZenPack was tested with versions 3.2.1


Known issues:

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