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MQ Series Usage Problem

khushal malik

Joined: Jul 08, 2005
Posts: 19
Hi all,

I am new to MQ series. Can any one help me with the following:

We are going to make a system in JAVA which is going to intract with MainFrame System. We want to use MQ to get the data from mainframes as messages. Is it possible. I think it is. Please let me know if I am wrong.

The other important thing is... Do the other system,which is Mainframe, has to have some licensed MQ series component so that it can interact with the java system which is having licensed MQ??? I mean do both the parties need to have the licenced MQ.

In our senario we can't force the mainframe system to have any MQ component on it.

please help me. Can any rancher suggest me a good resource for MQ series(book or site)

Kyle Brown
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Joined: Aug 10, 2001
Posts: 3892
Yes, both sides (mainframe and the other side) must have MQ Series installed.


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david lightman
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Joined: Nov 03, 2004
Posts: 82
definitely.. you need WMQ installed on both systems as Kyle said. From your question, I would highly recommend you getting an MQ admin assist you in creating the correct topology and installing/configuring the solution..
Jorge Ribeiro
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Joined: Oct 18, 2005
Posts: 40
It�s not necessary for both systems to have licensed MQSeries installations although it�s advisable. You can have a MQSeries server running in just one of the systems. Let�s say that only the mainframe has MQSeries. The other system requires only the MQSeries client (that I�m not mistaken is free). If you have a java application, it can interact with the MQSeries server using the MQ Classes for Java or JMS. The only problem is that this access will synchronous, and therefore you loose most of the benefits of a powerful asynchronous messaging system like MQSeries. Still, you save a license
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