QueueProxy on MSMQ cluster

Managing clustered MSMQ was always tricky, since it runs as a separate instance, i.e. more or less like a separate “virtual” computer with MSMQ installed. When you try to manage it from QueueExplorer you’ll see that there are some limitations since it’s done in remote mode, either from one of cluster nodes or from some other […]

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MSMQ Heartbeat checks with QueueMonitor

Here’s how wikipedia describes heartbeats in computing: In computer science, a heartbeat is a periodic signal generated by hardware or software to indicate normal operation or to synchronize other parts of a computer system. How can we apply heartbeats to MSMQ? We can start with simple heartbeat checks – QueueMonitor sends message to a queue, […]

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Installing QueueMonitor on a cluster

QueueMonitor since version 1.5.9 can be installed on a Windows Server cluster as clustered application. Main addition to v1.5.9 release was ability to put QueueMonitor’s data folder on shared Cluster storage. That way there will be single shared task database used by both nodes. Or to be more precise – used by whichever cluster node […]

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QueueExplorer for ActiveMQ

Yes, that’s right. We’re extending support to other queueing systems beyond MSMQ. First pick was ActiveMQ. More to come in the future. You’ll be able to use more or less all features available to MSMQ users – copy/paste messages, save/load to files, create test messages, bulk sending for performance tests, etc. Standard message views like […]

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QueueMonitor 1.0 released

Thanks for your feedback and support during beta testing of QueueMonitor! That helped us a lot to reach v1.0. What’s new for v1.0? Apart from smaller fixes, there are two significant improvements. First one is import/export of tasks. It makes it easy to configure tasks on one server and transfer them to another one. Or to create backup before […]

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