MQ – Using Containers

MQ Technical Conference.  September 2018.  Powerpoint.
MQ, IIB, Docker, Kubernetes, & the IBM Cloud“  (40 slides).

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This Conference presentation provides an overview of the impact of deploying IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus into the Cloud using Containers.  The presentation first provides an overview of the IBM Cloud software stack relevant to Containers: Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, and Istio.  The presentation then goes on to describe the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model and its seven layers.  The impact of the OSI model upon containerization is then discussed in terms of Application developers, MQ administrators, and Network engineers.  Finally, the challenges inherent in deploying a MQ network, as opposed to a stand-alone Queue Manager, into one or more Containers are reviewed.

By the end of the presentation, the viewer should have a basic understanding of the Cloud software stack and the purpose and use of Containers.  The viewer should also have an awareness of the OSI software stack model and the implications of placing non-Application layer components into a Container.

Author: Glen Brumbaugh

Services (Cloud & SOA) Architect. MQ & Integration Bus Subject Matter Expert. Over 40 years of software development (over 5 million lines of code), design, architecture, and project leadership experience in the financial, insurance, retail, government and other industry sectors. Over two decades of Cloud, Middleware, ESB, and SOA consulting experience and was part of the team that supported the initial release of MQSeries in the U.S. Initially trained by the Hursley Laboratory developers and went on to teach MQSeries classes (beginning with v 1.0) and lead numerous MQ, Message Broker, and related software deployments. Worked with IIB since version 1.0 (NEON) and supported the entire range of IBM middleware products (DataPower, MQSeries Workflow, WebSphere Process Server, Business Process Manager, WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Service Registry & Repository, API Connect). Developed extensive MQ software in C, COBOL, and Java and has programming experience in every MQ API. Developed hundreds of Message Broker (now Integration Bus) Message Flows using SOA design principles. Both MQ and IIB installation, configuration, administration, monitoring, security, and performance experience on virtually all platforms (Windows, UNIX, IBM i, and z/OS). Presented both nationally and internationally at IBM Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, and User Groups on a variety of MQ, Message Broker, & SOA topics. Extensively documented WMQ Standard Operating Procedures & Best Practices and a principal author/editor of the well known "TechDoc" series of IBM middleware reference documents. Graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. College Professor (Computer Science). Army veteran. Jump qualified. Off-shore sailor. Master SCUBA Diver rating. Eagle Scout and Sierra Club member. Proud father of two daughters (St. John's College and UCLA).

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