WebSphere MQ Queue Manager Test

This test emulates a client connecting to a WebSphere MQ queue manager and checks its availability and responsiveness.

Target of the test : A WebSphere MQ server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every WebSphere MQ queue manager in a WebSphere MQ server

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed.


The host for which the test is to be configured.


The port number at which the specified host listens.


If you want to login as a specific MQ user to execute this test, then specify a valid user name in the User text box. The test will fail if an invalid user name is specified here. If no such authentication is required, then this parameter can be set to 'none'.


If a specific User is entered, then the password of that user has to be specified in the Password text box.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.


The name of the server connection channel for the WebSphere MQ server. The default value is "SYSTEM.DEF.SVRCONN". If you prefer not to use this default server connection channel for monitoring purposes, then you can create a custom channel in the WebSphere MQ server and use it for monitoring. The steps for achieving this have been detailed in Creating a Custom Channel topic.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Queue manager availability

This metric reflects the availability of the queue manager.


Availability is 100 if the queue manager is servicing connections, and is 0 if the connection to the queue manager fails.

Connection time to queue manager

This metric reflects the time taken for a connection to the queue manager.