• 1.  Summary of AMQERRxx.LOG files

    Posted Fri July 02, 2021 11:16 AM

    I'm looking for a tool to summarize the AMQERRxx.LOG files of a Queue Manager.
    A few years ago, it seems that the IBM MQ Insight Pack of "IBM Operations Analytics - Log Analysis" met this need, but it does not seem to be available anymore.

    The need (for now) is to analyse these files offline.
    Is there anything similar (support pack or commercial tool) that I can look at?

    Thank you.

    Luc-Michel Demey

  • 2.  RE: Summary of AMQERRxx.LOG files

    Posted Mon July 05, 2021 04:11 AM
    Hi Luc-Michel,

    I don't have a tool to recommend, but I can perhaps suggest a useful technique.

    If you have reasonably current MQ running, you should be able to write the AMQERR01.LOG (or equivalent) in JSON format. These can be easily ingested into splunk or an ELK stack, and you can then create queries or dashboards to look at analysis.

    Not as quick or simple as a product that is designed to perform the analysis, but much easier than building programs to do it.


    Neil Casey.

    Neil Casey
    Senior Consultant
    Syntegrity Solutions
    Melbourne, Victoria
    IBM Champion (Cloud) 2019-21

  • 3.  RE: Summary of AMQERRxx.LOG files

    Posted Wed July 07, 2021 09:35 AM
    Hello Neil,

    The plan for the future is indeed to push the MQ logs & events into an ELK or something.
    In the short term, I'm looking for a tool like ffstsummary, but that processes AMQERRxx instead of FDC.

    Maybe an idea to put in the new RFE site?


    Luc-Michel Demey