Image Support #3285
Running IBM multi-instance queue managers on Azure marketplace 126.96.36.199 websphere image
|Image:||WebSphere MQ 7.5||Your Marketplace Account ID:||0000-0000-0000|
|Operating System:||RHEL 7.5||Marketplace:||Microsoft Azure|
|JRE:||Not Applicable||Customer State:||London|
|Instance Type:||Not Applicable||Customer Country:||United Kingdom|
We are trying to run a simple multi-instance queue manager with the following setup:
1. Two MQ servers running the WebSphere MQ 188.8.131.52 RedHat image.
2. The MQ data and logs folders stored on an Azure File Share and mounted via CIFS on both MQ servers. The mqm user/group has full permissions and the same uid/gid on both servers.
Even though the queue setup on both nodes seems to work without error, when we try and start the standby instance using the strmqm -x command, the currently active node fails with an "Ended unexpectedly" error, and the standby node takes over as the active node. For some reason both nodes just refuse to run the queue at the same time.
I have tested the file share using amqmfsck command, which passed without errors, so I am not sure what could be the issue here. The mount point we are using is:
//mqfileshare.file.core.windows.net/mqshare /mnt/mqshare cifs vers=3.0,credentials=/etc/smbcredentials/.seasacp01tas01imq.cred,uid=mqm,gid=mqm,dir_mode=0775,file_mode=0775,nobrl
I have included some screenshots of the behaviour we are seeing. Is this a known incompatibility with Azure File Shares and IBM MQ running on RedHat, or could it be something else?
Any help you could provide would be much appreciated.
#2 Updated by Mariusz about 1 month ago
- Status changed from New to Feedback
- Assignee changed from Mariano to Robert
Thank you for using our IBM MQ images on Azure.
In your case, because this is not a standard scenario (Azure File Share as shared filesystem) the best option would be to raise a PMR with IBM. Unfortunately, according to this document: https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21996472#EOS1 version 184.108.40.206 is not supported by IBM any longer so it is not possible.
We still provide this version on Azure and AWS marketplace, but we will not be able to create a support request for that.
Take a look at our FAQ page: https://www.midvisioncloud.com/questions/ :
What if IBM discontinues support for a product version?
In this situation, MidVision Cloud will continue to provide level 1 and level 2 support until our discontinuation of the product or the cancellation of your subscription, whichever is later. However, please be aware that we may no longer be able to raise a PMR or obtain a fix from IBM for these products.
Is it possible for you to test the same scenario on one of the supported versions?
The newest version we provide is: 9.1
But we also published versions 9.0 and 8.0
Even if you have to use 7.5 (because of different reasons)- I think it will be very helpful if we test the same scenario on a newer version, confirm compatibility and get support from IBM and then try the same on 7.5.
- Status changed from Feedback to Marked for Closure
We noticed there hasn't been an update to this ticket for some time. Can we consider this ticket closed from support point of view? Is this still an issue or is there anything further that we can do for you in this regard? If not we will be timing out this ticket and will be closed in a few days time. If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to ask us.