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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace Instana
Categories MQ Sensor
Created by Guest
Created on May 1, 2023

Need to monitor existence of Dead Letter Queue by Instana Agent

Dear colleagues,

our customer monitors existence of Dead Letter Queue in MQ with Tivoli Monitoring. They seek for transition to Instana, so they're interested in implementation of analogs to what they use in ITM. Below is the example of such ITM situation, that we can't replicate in Instana:

*IF *VALUE Managers.DLQ_Maximum *NE 0

thank you

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 17, 2024

    Dead Letter Queue (DLQ) monitoring for currdepth=0 is a very basic and must-have requirement for any tool to be used as MQ monitoring tool. No one would consider Instana as monitoring solution if it lack this very basic functionality. Instana must have ability to configure (in YAML config file) multiple queues names/queue pattern using wild card. Could this be prioritized with an ETA so we can consider switching from Dynatrace to Instana?

  • Guest
    May 13, 2024

    Dear colleagues, do we have an ETA for implementing this functionality? This functionality is essential to migrate our CIO MQ infrastructure from Dynatrace to Instana.