Rule #1 for setting up the MSMQ-MQSeries Bridge

Every few months (or longer) I need to set up a test MSMQ-MQSeries Bridge environment.

And every time I forget the cardinal rule.

"Remember that IBM MQSeries is Case-Sensitive".

Yet again, last night, I had to go through the various management screens to correct all the references to the queue manager and modify the name until finally all the pipes went green.


Comments (3)

  1. HisInfo says:

    I cannot see MSMQ-MQBridge related perfmon counters on perfmon windows.

    Even i could not create new CN, it is giving me erroe as "No applicable CN is defined"

    could you please elaborate the complete steps to configure Active Directory and MSMS-MQBridge to get the counters on perfmon.

    Please help me.

  2. HisInfo says:

    I need to do achieve above task on Windows 2003 SP 2

  3. MSDN Archive says:

    Hi HisInfo,

    You seem to be discussing two issues – creating a CN and using performance monitor counters.

    There is some good step-by-step documentation on MSDN for setting up the Bridge.

    Installing and Configuring MSMQ-MQSeries Bridge

    Have you worked through this and achieved a working Bridge which you can send messages through (even if the counters don’t appear)?

    If you have a working Bridge then you may have corrupt counters on the system. Have a look in the application event log for any Perflib 1008 errors.

    This blog post ( includes some generic troubleshooting which can be applied to the performance counters that come with any product, not just MSMQ.

    If you don’t have a working bridge then please work through the MSDN content.


    John Breakwell (MSFT)

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