Clustering and Shared Queues with the queue manager as the resource owner.
Original Publication Date: 2001-Dec-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Clustering is a technology which allows resources owned by queue managers to be discovered on a 'need to know' basis. These resources are queues and channels and are grouped in clusters. Problem Solved In a shared queue environment, a way is needed of allowing users to make shared queues available to the cluster. Users in the network see the shared queue as being hosted by each queue manager within the queue-sharing group. The shared queue is not advertised as being hosted by a single entity, the queue-sharing group, but rather as being hosted on each queue manager in the queue-sharing group. An external queue manager would start a session directly with a member queue manager of the queue-sharing group to put messages on the shared queue.