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rammer
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:16 am Post subject: MQMFT & MSCS Reply with quote

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Just preparing my documentation for when the servers are stood up for me to start testing on, but I cant believe that configuring MQMFT to use MSCS is as simple as 4 points in the Knowledge Document?

(Im fine putting MQ under MSCS)

Any advice on people using it appreciated within MSCS

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSFKSJ_8.0.0/com.ibm.wmqfte.doc/mscs_configure.htm
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exerk
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:20 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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Try it and see, you'll be pleasantly surprised...
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I will once I get the servers handed over to me

I found some old notes that previous support guys (no longer here) used and there is talk about creating symbolic links etc for FTE to work on shared drive within MSCS and that is either becuase they wrote this for MQ FTE7.0 and that is no longer needed in later version or its a way they figured out how to get it going...
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exerk
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:34 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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FTE and MFT are chalk and cheese...
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rammer
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Good Point....
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gbaddeley
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:04 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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FTE and MFT have different directories for their config / logs. When we migrated to MFT, we deleted the FTE agent, created a MFT agent with same name, and migrated the custom settings in agent.properties.

We install & configure MQ MFT on local disks on both servers. Seems to work OK for MFT, provided the properties files are exactly the same on both servers.

If there is a MQ queue manager in the same MSCS cluster, the MQ recovery logs and qmgr data need to be on cluster disks.
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rammer
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:56 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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gbaddeley wrote:

We install & configure MQ MFT on local disks on both servers. Seems to work OK for MFT, provided the properties files are exactly the same on both servers.


Ahh ok so you dont put any of the configuration in the Cluster. DO you still set a resource up to manage the MQMFT Agent services?

I'll be testing this all out once I get a Windows Cluster!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:06 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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rammer wrote:
Ahh ok so you dont put any of the configuration in the Cluster.

That article you quoted states:

1. Install IBM MQ Managed File Transfer locally on each machine in the cluster.
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4. Create the same agent on the other machine, but do not start the agent, or set the agent up as a service. This ensures that the file structure for logs, properties, and so on, exists on the second machine.

(my emphasis)
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Yes good point..
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:55 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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rammer wrote:
DO you still set a resource up to manage the MQMFT Agent services?

The MFT Agent and Service is created using normal commands fteCreateAgent fteModifyAgent on both nodes of the cluster.
Don't start the Service. Set the Service startup type = Manual.
In Failover Cluster Manager, add a resource, type 4 - Generic Service, select the service 'WebSphere MQ Managed File transfer agent'.
Bring the resource online.
The MFT agent service should start up OK. Verify that its working OK. QED.
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Cheers Glenn
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