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Install WebSphere MQ server on Linux

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If you are not familiar with what IBM MQ (message queue) is, check out our Getting Started page.

Download the trial version of MQ server from This will download a file such as MQ_V<version>_CDR_TRIAL_LIN_X86_64-BI.tar.gz. Extract the gzip compressed tar archive. This will create a new folder named MQServer in the /opt directory.

tar -zxvf MQ_V9.0.4_CDR_TRIAL_LIN_X86_64-BI.tar.gz -C /opt


Issue the command to accept the license agreement.

/opt/MQServer/ -text_only


In /etc/sysctl.conf, set the file limit to be at least 100000.

fs.file-max = 100000


Issue the following command to refresh your users sysctl.

sysctl -p


Install the MQ Runtime, Server, and samples. All componments will be installed at /opt/mqm.

rpm -ivh /opt/MQServer/MQSeriesRuntime-*.rpm
rpm -ivh /opt/MQServer/MQSeriesServer-*.rpm
rpm -ivh /opt/MQServer/MQSeriesSamples-*.rpm


Configre this to be the primary MQ installation.

/opt/mqm/bin/setmqinst -i -p /opt/mqm


You will next want to create the queue manager.

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