Exclusive Discount Offers on Packt Publishing’s IBM Book Range

Exclusive Discount Offers on Packt Publishing’s IBM Book Range

During November Packt Enterprise is celebrating the recent success of its IBM book range with an array of exclusive time limited discount offers.

Customers will receive a 20% discount off all Packt IBM print books or 25% if you’re purchasing 3 or more, and 30% off all IBM eBooks. Packt eBooks are available to download as ePubs and PDF files

Few of the books featured in this offer include:

IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide

WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with IBM WebSphere 7

IBM Rational Team Concert 2 Essentials

View the full range of IBM books available at http://www.packtpub.com/article/all-new-packt-ibm-lotus-cognos-book-releases

IBM HTTP Server 7 does not want to start

One of the big reasons why HTTP Servers does not start is because of firewalls blocking the Apache server to access port 80. Please always make sure that all other Web Servers (JBoss, TomCat) are disabled through Windows Services. Also make sure the Windows internal firewall is also disabled.

Integrating Websphere Datapower, Message Broker, MQ and Transformation Extender

How to integrate Websphere datapower XI50 with Websphere Message Broker and MQ in one flow.
Firstly, create a new project in Message Broker.
Add 3 Nodes:
1. An MQInput Node
2. An MQOutput Node
3. And a HTTP Request Node

Connect the 3 nodes to look like the following flow below:

For the MQInput and Output Node specify an existing MQ queue from which a message or file will be sent and received. If files want to be sent over MQ use MQ FTE (File Transfer Edition)

For the Message Broker HTTP Request Node, specify the Datapower Multi Protocol Frontside Handler.

Datapower setup:

HTTP Frontside Handler:

The HTTP Request URL will look like follow: http://IPAddressOfDP:8080
Change ‘IPAddressofDP’ to the address of your DP IP address.

When executing the Message Broker flow send a message to the Input Queue (MQInput) the message is sent to Datapower through the HTTP Request which does message transformation from Cobol to XML.

The Datapower Transformation Looks like follow:

The transformation Map was created and uploaded to Datapower using Websphere Transformation Extender Design Studio:

The reason for offloading the transformation to Datapower XI50 is for the speed of transformation and increase of flow speed.