"Integrate Sterling B2B Integrator/File Gateway with WebSphere MQ FTE" table of contents
IBM has several Integration Solutions and several File Transfer Solutions. Often aimed at different use-case scenarios. Sterling B2B Integrator and Sterling File Gateway is often seen as B2B Gateway solutions to integrate external partners to your self. IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition (MQ FTE) is maybe more seen as an internal File Transfer Solution. Technically there is no such limit to where it could be used, but all the solutions has its pros and cons.
In this Post I will integrate Sterling B2B Integrator/Sterling File Gateway with IBM WebSphere MQ FTE. So the scenario here is typically for those having both Sterling B2B Integrator/Sterling File Gateway and WebSphere MQ FTE. Probably not the most common Use Case, but I did show this as a Proof of Technology Use Case to a customer asking for just this type of connection.
The Blog Post is quite long, so I have divided it into several parts. One for the Configuration of WebSphere MQ FTE, one for the Configuration in Sterling B2B Integrator, one for the Configuration of Sterling File Gateway and lastly one for Summary and Test of the solution.
In this example I have used one of my Sterling B2B Integrator Nodes installed in a previous post. And the File Gateway installed on top of that B2B Integrator Node. I also have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running where I have WebSphere MQ 8.0 installed. So this is the servers involved and used in this example.