Can I use wireshark to validate proper functionality of MQ and/or listener traffic?
asked 16 Feb '11, 08:34
By "MQ" do you you mean "Websphere MQ" ?
If so, Wireshark can monitor (capture) and dissect MQ traffic.
However, Wireshark just dissects the bits.
Altho a particular dissector may provide some diagnostic information (e.g., about what appear to be incorrect fields in a message), Wireshark in general certainly doesn't "validate proper functionality" of a protocol.
answered 16 Feb '11, 09:47
Bill Meier ♦♦
edited 16 Feb '11, 09:48
The WebSphere MQ protocol V6 is extensively supported in Wireshark. However, the MQ protocol V7 introduced new protocol features, implementing full-duplex instead of half-duplex channels. This adds 2 new magic headers, on top of the existing TSH header :
In the meanwhile, it is possible to use a backward compatible mode, which uses the V6 protocol. It can be configured 2 ways :
answered 06 Apr '12, 12:29
edited 01 Mar '13, 12:34