Integrating the IBM MQ Appliance into your IBM MQ Infrastructure

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 November 2015, updated 09 November 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738441112
ISBN-13: 9780738441115
IBM Form #: SG24-8283-00
(240 pages)

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Authors: Neil Casey, Andy Emmett, Rufus Russell


This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM MQ Appliance M2000, an application connectivity option that combines secure, reliable IBM MQ messaging with the simplicity and low overall costs of a hardware appliance.

This book presents underlying concepts and practical advice for integrating the IBM MQ Appliance M2000 into an IBM MQ infrastructure. Therefore, it is aimed at enterprises that are considering a possible first use of IBM MQ and the IBM MQ Appliance M2000 and those that already identified the appliance as a logical addition to their messaging environment.

Details about new functionality and changes in approaches to application messaging are also described. The authors' goal is to help readers make informed design and implementation decisions so that the users can successfully integrate the IBM MQ Appliance M2000 into their environments.

A broad understanding of enterprise messaging is required to fully comprehend the details that are provided in this book. Readers are assumed to have at least some familiarity and experience with complimentary IBM messaging products.

Table of contents

Part 1. Overview
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Business scenario overview
Part 2. Using the IBM MQ Appliance
Chapter 3. Planning
Chapter 4. Installing the IBM MQ Appliance
Chapter 5. Initial appliance configuration
Chapter 6. Appliance administration
Chapter 7. Creating queue managers
Chapter 8. IBM MQ object security
Chapter 9. IBM MQ channel security
Chapter 10. High availability
Chapter 11. Application changes
Chapter 12. Support for the IBM MQ Appliance
Part 3. Appendixes
Appendix A. IBM MQ cryptographic changes
Appendix B. Transcript of IBM MQ Appliance firmware upgrade
Appendix C. Transcript of appliance initialization
Appendix D. Commands to enable an LDAP authenticated administrator

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