Creating transports for WebSphere MQ

To record interactions with IBM® WebSphere® MQ, you must set up transports to provide information about the infrastructure of these systems. HCL OneTest™ API uses a decoupled, plug-in architecture to provide maximum flexibility for the messaging transport software in use by a system under test.

Before you begin: Set up IBM WebSphere MQ and install the HRVMMQF Exits as described in Setting up IBM WebSphere MQ and installing the HRVMMQF Exits.

A messaging transport provides the information that HCL OneTest™ API needs to communicate with applications. The program code for each transport is contained in one or more JAR files (libraries), which are stored in HCL OneTest™ API’s plug-ins directory. Any libraries upon which these plug-ins depend must be accessible to HCL OneTest™ API. The JAR files are in the installation directories of the installed products. You must configure JAR files to support transports for IBM WebSphere MQ. To configure these third-party libraries, use Library Manager (see Working with the Library Manager).

You can test system Z applications for WebSphere MQ on z/OS because HCL OneTest™ API uses the same JAR files as WebSphere MQ on distributed systems. If you do not have MQ installed, see HCL OneTest™ API reference for WebSphere MQ for configuration instructions.

For information about setting up these components, see Creating a service component. For information about setting up WebSphere MQ transports in HCL OneTest™ API, see Configuring WebSphere MQ transports.