Message Queue administration tools fall into two categories:
Command line utilities
The graphical Administration Console
See Chapter 13, Command Line Reference for detailed information on the use of these utilities.
The Message Queue Administration Console combines some of the capabilities of the Command and Object Manager utilities. You can use it to perform the following tasks:
Connect to and control a broker remotely
Create and manage physical destinations
Create and manage administered objects in a JNDI object store
However, you cannot use the Administration Console to perform such tasks as starting up a broker, creating broker clusters, managing a JDBC database or a user repository, installing a broker as a Windows service, or generating SSL certificates. For these, you need the other command line utilities (Broker, Database Manager, User Manager, Service Administrator, and Key Tool), which cannot operate remotely and must be run on the same host as the broker they manage (see Figure 1–1).
See Chapter 2, Quick-Start Tutorial for a brief, hands-on introduction to the Administration Console. More detailed information on its use is available through its own help facility.