Verifying the new container deployment

Now that IBM® MQ is deployed on Red Hat® OpenShift®, you can verify the environment using the IBM MQ samples.

Before you begin

This task assumes that you have created the new queue manager on Red Hat OpenShift.
Important: This task assumes that TLS is not enabled in the queue manager.

About this task

In this task you run the IBM MQ samples from inside the migrated queue manager's container. However you might prefer to use your own applications running from another environment.

You need the following information:

  • LDAP Username
  • LDAP Password
  • IBM MQ Channel name
  • Queue name

This example code uses the following settings. Please note that your settings will differ.

  • LDAP Username: mqapp
  • LDAP Password: mqapp
  • IBM MQ Channel name: DEV.APP.SVRCONN
  • Queue name: Q1


  1. Exec into the running IBM MQ container.

    Use the following command:

    oc exec -it qm1-ibm-mq-0 /bin/bash

    where qm1-ibm-mq-0 is the Pod that we deployed in Creating the new queue manager on Red Hat OpenShift. If you called the deployment something different, then customize this value.

  2. Send a message.

    Run the following commands:

    cd /opt/mqm/samp/bin
    export IBM MQSAMP_USER_ID=mqapp
    export IBM MQSERVER=DEV.APP.SVRCONN/TCP/'localhost(1414)'
    ./amqsputc Q1 QM1

    You are prompted for a password, then you can send a message.

  3. Verify that the message has been received successfully.

    Run the GET sample:

    ./amqsgetc Q1 QM1


You have completed the IBM MQ transformation guide.

What to do next

Use the following information to help you with more complex migration scenarios:

Migrating queued messages
To migrate existing queued messages, follow guidance in the following topic for exporting and importing messages after the new queue manager is in place: Using the dmpmqmsg utility between two systems.
Connecting to IBM MQ from outside the OpenShift environment
The deployed queue manager can be exposed to IBM MQ clients and queue managers outside the OpenShift environment. The process depends on the version of IBM MQ connecting into the OpenShift environment. See Configuring a Route to connect to a queue manager from outside an OpenShift cluster.