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What is new with IBM MQ 9.2 LTS

IBM MQ 9.2.0 releases with new features and enhancements on the top of 9.1.0 . The features that have access is based on the entitlement that organizaton purchanges .
Majority of the features are available in CD release of 9.1 to 9.1.5 . along with that some new are introduced in 9.2.0 LTS ( Long Term support )

what each purchase entitles you to install, see IBM MQ license information. [https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSFKSJ_9.2.0/com.ibm.mq.pro.doc/q126140_.html?view=kc#q126140_]

One of the main features of the LTS releases is that they are primarily made up of features previous released in a CD release.

That is certainly the case with 9.2, having new features available in previous CD releases gave customers the opportunity to try them out as well as for IBM to tweak those features a bit before releasing them in the LTS release. Not all features that are in 9.2 were in a CD release but the list of what is completely new, is small and specific.

This type of release give more flexibility and stability with LTS . but if some one use CD will need to plan their patch management due to multiple releases but worth of using it CD release.

On Multiplatforms, that is, all platforms (Lin Win AIX ..etc )the following features and enhancements are available with both base product entitlement, and with Advanced entitlement. Below are some of the hi-lighted new features with 9.2 .

Automatic balancing of a pool of connected applications across a set of available queue managers
Uniform cluster. A key benefit of the uniform cluster is that the applications can connect to any of the queue managers within it. This is supported by a consistent set of definitions (which has always been possible), but the key is the changes to the infrastructure that allow client applications to connect to the best queue manager

Increased level of control to determine how IBM MQ uses available storage
Queue storage. You can now limit the size of the queue not just the number of messages

TLS 1.3. Extended connectivity security support
Updated IBM MQ Console look and feel

REST messaging. Quick and easy access to MQ for applications without the need to use the traditional client API


Java 11 clients. Support for java 11 for clients which is important because many users are moving off java 8

For example, before IBM MQ 9.2.0 the MQSC command could be sent to the /admin/action/qmgr/{qmgrName}/mqsc resource in the following format:

{
  "type": "runCommand",
  "parameters": {
    "command": "DEFINE CHANNEL(NEWSVRCONN) CHLTYPE(SVRCONN)"
}

From IBM MQ 9.2.0, you can send the command in the following JSON format:

{
   "type": "runCommandJSON",
   "command": "define",
   "qualifier": "channel",
   "name": "NEWSVRCONN",
   "parameters": {
      "chltype": "svrconn"
   }
}

IBM MQ 9.2.0 introduces the ability to browse messages on a queue by using the messaging REST API:

Disaster recovery for high availability replicated data queue managers
RDQM. A very powerful failover option for Linux environments that is more flexible than existing multi-instance or do it yourself options.

IBM MQ Internet Pass-Thru (MQIPT) is a utility that can be used to implement messaging solutions between remote sites across the internet. In IBM MQ 9.2.0, MQIPT is a fully-supported optional component of IBM MQ that you can download from IBM Fix Central for IBM MQ. MQIPT has previously been available as support pack MS81.

Container improvements. Simplified deployment options as the evolution of Kubernetes and OpenShift evolve
.zip images of IBM MQ are available for use with development and production containers
And many more

Refer below for more details from IBM official documentation .
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSFKSJ_9.2.0/com.ibm.mq.pro.doc/q134120_.htm

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSFKSJ_9.2.0/com.ibm.mq.pro.doc/q134130_.html#q134130___uniclus

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