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Create WebSphere MQ Server Connection Channel

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If you are not sure what an MQ Server Connection Channel is, check out our Getting Started tutorial.


Linux command line

Determine if port 1414 is available. If 1414 is being used, determine if port 1415 is available, then 1416, until you local an available port.

~]# netstat -an | grep 1414


Switch to the mqm user.

~]# su - mqm


Start the MQSC utility for the queue manager that you want to set up the server connection channel on. In this example, MANAGER01 is the name of the queue manager.

~]# /opt/mqm/bin/runmqsc MANAGER01


Create a server connection channel. In this example, a server connection channel named CHANNEL01 is created.

define channel(CHANNEL01) chltype(SVRCONN) trptype(TCP)


Display the channel.

display channel(CHANNEL01)


Define a new listener for the channel.

define listener(LISTENER01) trptype(TCP) control(QMGR) port(1414)


Start the listener.

start listener(LISTENER01)


Exit the MQSC utility.



Return to your user account.

~]# exit


You almost always also want to assign one or more users that have access to the channel so that you don't get error 2035 MQRC_NOT_AUTHORIZED when attempting to connect to MQ.


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