Testing your IBM MQ configuration

To test your IBM MQ configuration, insert the following message in the hostname.inbounds message queue.


  1. Open the IBM MQ Explorer.
  2. Right-click hostname.inbounds and select Put Test Message from the pop-up menu.
  3. In the test message window, enter the following text: <?xml test message> and click OK.


IBM MQ is configured properly if the following occurs:
  • The test message is consumed from the serial inbound queue (hostname.inbounds).
  • An error message appears in the hostname.outbound queue.
  • The original message appears in the hostname.error queue.