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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 28, 2021

Fix Activation Spec status display in Admin Console

The status reported in the Admin Console for Activation Specs is broken - we had a stopped Activation Spec and it showed as "green" (Active). Admin Console should reflect accurate status information to benefit all systems programmers and application support teams.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Admin
    Alasdair Nottingham
    Jun 24, 2022

    After extensive investigation we reluctantly need to close this as not under consideration. While we understand the requirement and would like to address it there are a number of issues that make it impossible:

    1. The way Activation Specs and the Java Connector Architecture specification is designed means that there is no way for WebSphere to know that the Activation Spec has stopped. There is no possible way for the Resource Adapter to inform the application server of a problem.

    2. We discussed the possibility of providing one of support between WebSphere and IBM MQ however this could only be done in limited situations and a number of customers asking for this would not be able to take advantage of it.

    As a result we have to reluctantly conclude that this is not something we can fix. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <>.