High Availability in WebSphere Messaging Solutions

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 May 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738434264
ISBN-13: 9780738434261
IBM Form #: SG24-7839-00
(268 pages)

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Authors: Bhushan Bharat, Sook Chua, Carolyn Elkins, Mark Scicluna, Wei-Dong Yang


This IBM® Redbooks® publication is for anyone needing to increase WebSphere® messaging availability, especially people interested in the new capabilities of WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Message Broker. It discusses and demonstrates solutions to provide high availability for WebSphere Messaging solutions. For the distributed platforms, this ranges from the traditional PowerHA™ for AIX® to the new WebSphere MQ multi-instance queue managers and WebSphere Message Broker multi-instance brokers. For the appliance users, we included solutions for WebSphere DataPower®. For enterprises that need continuous availability of WebSphere MQ messages, MQ Queue Sharing Groups and the CICS® Group Attach features are demonstrated.

The book includes guidance on HA options, such as when you might need PowerHA (or a similar solution for your platform), when the multi-instance features work for your applications, and when duplexing the coupling facility structures might be appropriate.

Table of contents

Part 1. High availability concepts
Chapter 1. Introduction to availability
Chapter 2. Application design for availability
Chapter 3. Product technologies for high availability
Chapter 4. Operational considerations
Part 2. Scenarios
Chapter 5. High availability using PowerHA clusters
Chapter 6. Using multi-instances queue managers and brokers for high availability
Chapter 7. High availability through redundancy
Chapter 8. Duplexing WebSphere MQ structures
Chapter 9. WebSphere MQ shared queues and CICS group attach
Appendix A. QPUB Transaction

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