If a cluster file system is being used for the WebSphere MQ files, it is possible to manually start the queue manager on one node of the cluster and at the same time to also manually start the same queue manager on another node of the cluster.
Although it is possible, you should not attempt this as doing so will cause severe damage to the WebSphere MQ files.
Although it is expected that no-one will manually start the same queue manager on separate nodes of the cluster at the same time the Sun Cluster HA for WebSphere MQ provides a mechanism to prevent someone from doing so, albeit by mistake.
To prevent against this happening you must implement one of the following two solutions.
Use a highly available local file system for the WebSphere MQ files.
This is the recommended approach as the WebSphere MQ files would be mounted only on one node of the cluster at a time. This then limits starting the queue manager on only one node of the cluster at a time.
Create a symbolic link for /opt/mqm/bin/strmqm and /opt/mqm/bin/endmqm to /opt/SUNWscmqs/mgr/bin/check-start.
/opt/SUNWscmqs/mgr/bin/check-start provides a mechanism to prevent manually starting or stopping the queue manager, by verifying that the start or stop is being attempted by the Sun Cluster HA for WebSphere MQ data service.
/opt/SUNWscmqs/mgr/bin/check-start will report the following error if an attempt to manually start or stop the queue manager.
$ strmqm qmgr1 $ Request to run </usr/bin/strmqm qmgr1> within Sun Cluster has been refused
If a cluster file system is used for the WebSphere MQ files, you must create a symbolic link for strmqm and endmqm to /opt/SUNWscmqs/mgr/bin/check-start and inform the Sun Cluster HA for WebSphere MQ data service of this change.
To do this, you must perform the following on each node of the cluster.
# cd /opt/mqm/bin # # mv strmqm strmqm_sc3 # mv endmqm endmqm_sc3 # # ln -s /opt/SUNWscmqs/mgr/bin/check-start strmqm # ln -s /opt/SUNWscmqs/mgr/bin/check-start endmqm
After renaming strmqm and endmqm you must use these new program names (strmqm_sc3 and endmqm_sc3) for the START_CMD and STOP_CMD variables when you edit the /opt/SUNWscmqs/mgr/util/mgr_config file in Step 7 in How to Register and Configure Sun Cluster HA for WebSphere MQ
If you implement this workaround, then you must back it out whenever you need to apply any maintenance to WebSphere MQ. Afterwards, you must again apply this workaround.
Instead the recommended approach is to use a highly available local file system for the WebSphere MQ files.