Sun Java System Message Queue 3.7 UR1 Technical Overview

Administration Tools and Tasks

This section describes the tools you use to configure Message Queue services and the tasks that you need to complete to support a development or a production environment.

Administration Tools

Figure 3–5 shows a view of the message service that excludes the client connections and focuses on the broker components and on the tools used to manage these.

Figure 3–5 Administration Tools

Figure shows which tools the administrator uses to control
which Message Queue Service components. Figure explained in text.

You can use the following command-line tools to configure and manage the Message Queue service.

A GUI-based administration console combines some of the capabilities of the imqcmd and imqobjmgr utilities. You can use it to do the following:

Supporting a Development Environment

In developing a client component, it’s best to keep administrative work to a minimum. The Message Queue product is designed to help you do this and can be used out of the box. It should be enough just to start the broker. The following practices allow you to focus on development:

Supporting a Production Environment

In a production environment, message service management plays a key role in application performance and in meeting the enterprise requirements for scaling, availability, and security. In this environment, the administrator has many more tasks to perform. These can be roughly divided into setup and maintenance operations.

Setup Operations

Typically, you have to perform the following setup operations:

Maintenance Operations

To monitor and control broker resources and to tune application performance, you must do the following after an application has been deployed: