Halcyon Software Automates Management of Websphere MQ for IBM i

May 5, 2014

Halcyon Software, a global leader in multi-platform systems management software, today announced the release of the latest version of MQ Manager with an enhanced graphical user interface that improves the management of IBM WebSphere® MQ Server environments. A configurable dashboard automates the delivery of key performance and availability metrics that can be accessed by authorized personnel from any internet-enabled location using tablets, laptops, desktops and smartphones. It will help to ensure that IT resources are operating to peak efficiency, prevent business disruption and reduce the costs of managing IT infrastructures.

“Access to real-time information in a format that is highly visible and easy to understand will provide organizations with a more accurate view of the status of the whole infrastructure and minimize business risk by ensuring that the flow of data is not disrupted,” commented Carole Chandler, Sales and Marketing Director at Halcyon Software.  “These enhancements to MQ Manager have been developed in response to customer requests for an easy way to share information across multiple users regardless of their location.”

This latest release automates the monitoring of all key components of IBM WebSphere: MQ Queue Manager, MQ Listeners, MQ Channels, MQ Queues, MQ Services, MQ Cluster Manager Status and MQ Events. It provides a dashboard overview of message queues being monitored in real-time along with other system and performance metrics. Users can customize the dashboard to meet individual business or operational requirements with a selection of dial, chart and line widgets and traffic light status displays. It provides early warnings of impending problems that could impact the business and enables users to manage their responsibilities more efficiently.

MQ Manager proactively checks for impending problems and automatically generates alerts should events such as the breaching of predetermined thresholds, ‘bottlenecks’ and other issues preventing data from reaching its required destination. It enables IT resources to be reallocated to maximize business efficiencies by eliminating the need for IT staff to manually check statuses. The system also gathers performance data for use in planning, analysis and reporting processes.

MQ Manager is immediately available and is quick and easy to deploy with best practice example rules already configured to monitor IBM WebSphere® MQ Server environments regardless of the destination platform.


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