Future of the MSMQ-MQSeries Bridge

With the announcement of Host Integration Server 2009 R2, there has been an update to the list of Deprecated Features: COM+ AS/400 Data Queues ActiveX Control COM+ Host File Transfer ActiveX Control COM+ support throughout TI and BAHA DLC.SYS MSMQ-MQSeries Bridge ODBC Driver for DB2 TI Rapid Deployment As a Bridge replacement, the HIS team…

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Host Integration Server 2009 Management Pack for SCOM 2007 is now available in the Management Pack catalogue

  The Host Integration Server 2009 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides the capabilities for Operations Manager to discover and monitor the availability of Host Integration Server 2009 server components and applications. It includes availability monitors for the SNA Gateway, Application Integration, Data Integration, and Message Integration features. In addition to health monitoring capabilities,…

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Host Integration Server 2009 in public beta

[[24th March, 2009 – Updated to reflect NO 64-bit support for the MSMQ-MQseries Bridge]] Beta news  Last weekend (November 22nd) Microsoft posted the beta of Host Integration Server 2009. Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009 offers key enabling technologies that allow enterprise organizations to integrate their mission-critical host applications and data with new solutions developed using…

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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…

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When will the MSMQ-MQSeries Bridge be supported on Windows 2008?

[[Update 24th November 2008. There will be no BizTalk Server 2006 R3. It will instead be known as BizTalk Server 2009]]   [[Update 8th January 2009. Host Integration Server 2009 will be released with BizTalk Server 2009; Host Integration Server 2006 sp1 will come out at least several weeks after then. This is to ensure service-packed HIS2006…

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Integration – Bridging Microsoft MSMQ and IBM WebSphere MQ on 64-bit Windows

The MSMQ-MQSeries Bridge, which ships with Host Integration Server 2006 (HIS 2006) and earlier, is a well-established way to integrate the messaging worlds of Microsoft and IBM. The Bridge is essentially a Windows application written to use the MQSeries (or more accurately WebSphere MQ) APIs to manage message flow to and from IBM hosts (that is,…

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Future support for the MSMQ-MQSeries Bridge

Windows Server 2008 isn’t too far away so it’s useful to know what will be supported on it. Obviously MSMQ 4.0 will be part of the operating system as usual but what about the MSMQ-MQSeries Bridge? The Bridge comes as a part of Host Integration Server and HIS2006 is the latest version. Currently supported operating…

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