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Enhanced MQ on Cloud monitoring using Sysdig and IBM Cloud Monitoring

By Marcus Kaye posted Tue November 30, 2021 11:12 AM

  

Being able to more closely monitor your MQ on Cloud estate can be a powerful DevOps and administrative tool, allowing you to diagnose issues with queue managers more quickly as well as the ability to explore and visualize your MQ on Cloud deployments which is why we are incredibly excited to be able to announce this newly released feature. With IBM Cloud Monitoring via Sysdig, you are now able to monitor queue manager metrics such as message count, expired messages, purged queue count and more.


Complete the following steps to configure platform metrics:

  1. Log in to IBM Cloud.
  2. Click View resources.
  3. In the Services section, click the IBM MQ on Cloud instance that you plan to monitor.
  4. Click the overflow menu. Then, select Add monitoring to configure platform metrics in the region of your IBM MQ on Cloud instance. Note: If the menu choices include the option Monitoring, then your instance is already configured for platform metrics.
  5. Provision an instance of the IBM Cloud Monitoring service.

Note: After you provision the Sysdig instance, the Observabvility page opens. To continue working with IBM MQ on Cloud, go back to the IBM MQ on Cloud UI.

For more information about how to configure Sysdig instances to receive queue manager metrics, see Provisioning an instance.

Important: To monitor IBM MQ on Cloud metrics, you must launch the Sysdig web UI instance that is enabled for platform metrics in the region where your IBM MQ on Cloud instance is available.

Complete the following steps to launch the Sysdig web UI from the IBM MQ on Cloud dashboard:

  1. Log in to IBM Cloud.
  2. Click View resources.
  3. In the Services section, click the IBM MQ on Cloud instance that you plan to monitor.
  4. Click the overflow menu. Then, select Monitoring.

A new tab in your browser opens and displays the Default dashboard named Queue Managers within the context of your IBM MQ on Cloud instance.

More details around setting up specific metrics can be found in our docs  at: https://cloud.ibm.com/docs/mqcloud?topic=mqcloud-monitor_sysdig

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