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Designing and Programming CICS Applications by Members of the CICS Development Team at IBM Hursley, John Horswill

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Setting Up MQSeries and CICS

There are six steps that you need to do to set up the MQSeries-CICS bridge:

  • Define MQSeries for Windows NT

  • Start MQSeries for Windows NT

  • Set up MQSeries for OS/390

  • Start the sender channel to OS/390

  • Set up CICS to use the MQSeries-CICS bridge on OS/390

  • Start the MQSeries-CICS bridge on OS/390

Define MQSeries for Windows NT

Before you start, we have included a series of files on the CD that create and start all the queue manager, queues, and channels that you need on MQSeries for Windows NT. Of course, you have to edit the files so that the IP address, queue, and channel names are appropriate. The first three steps are found in \MQSeries-Java Client\MQSeries Client directory.

There are a number of standard definitions supplied by MQSeries that can be used to quickly set up the relevant required MQSeries objects. There may well be a suitable MQSeries set up on your machine that can be modified to enable communications with the CICS system.

Before you start, you need to know the IP address of the OS/390 machine you intend to communicate with, the name of the queue manager on that machine, and the name of the message channels that will be used to send messages to and from that machine.

The commands can be entered from a command prompt. Alternatively, MQSeries for Windows NT Version 5.1 supplies a Graphical User Interface, known as MQSeries Explorer, that can be used. To start MQSeries Explorer select Start, Programs, IBM MQSeries, and MQSeries Explorer. When you’ve ...

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