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Create a bus

When creating a service integration bus, you add a new bus in the dmgr console, and then add one or more servers or server clusters as bus members. Thereafter, you administer the bus, and its constituent bus members, as a single unit.

We can create a bus using the dmgr console. Wizards are provided to help add a secured bus, and add a member to the bus. A messaging engine is created for most types of bus member, and you are prompted to specify a data store. The exception is WebSphere MQ server where, because a messaging engine is not created, a message store is not required.

  1. Add a secured bus or an unsecured bus.

  2. Add a member to the bus.

    This creates a messaging engine with default properties.

  3. Optional: Configure the messaging engine.

  4. Optional: Configure the message store for the messaging engine

  5. Change the file store configuration.

  6. Restart the server. The messaging engine starts when the server starts.


A new bus is created.

We can now change the configuration of the bus; for example, by adding additional members, by creating bus destinations, and by creating links to WebSphere MQ networks. We can create other buses and, if required, connect them together.

Related concepts:

Relative advantages of a file store and a data store
Service integration buses


Configure the members of a bus
Configure bus destinations
Connect buses


SIBAdminCommands: Bus administrative commands for AdminTask

Related information:

Buses [Settings]