MQ service virtualized with IBM MQ Native step fails to respond to the Reply Queue.

Document ID : KB000008476
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

Customer is upgrading the deprecated MQ services to new IBM MQ Native steps. The service which works fine with deprecated step is not working on IBM Native step. The VS is responding to he Reply-to queue specified in the incoming message. This is not the queue configured in the Response side of the VS. How may we override this?  

Environment:
DevTest version 8.2 and up
Cause:

The reason this is happening is that DevTest is correctly honoring the Reply-to specified in the incoming message. 

 

 

Resolution:

To fix this issue, it is necessary to instruct DevTest to override the Reply-to Request.  This may be achieved by performing the following actions:

In your VSM - Responder Step ( Consumer) , enable " Ignore Reply To " to YES ( PRO is enabled).

As is common in MQ based VS, care needs to be taken regarding the correlation scheme. 

 

 

Additional Information:

Further MQ level debugging is available at the link below: 

https://communities.ca.com/thread/241784302-how-to-get-reply-queue-and-reply-to-queue-manager-name-to-which-lisa-is-replying-during-respond-step-in-logs