IBM MQ rpm components for Linux systems

You can select the components that you require when you install IBM® MQ.

Important: See IBM MQ license information for details of what each purchase of IBM MQ entitles you to install.
To display these components you can use, for example, the following command:
rpm -qa | grep MQ | xargs rpm -q --info
Table 1 shows the components that are available when installing an IBM MQ server or client on a Linux® system:
Table 1. IBM MQ components for Linux systems
Component Description Server media Client media RPM package name
Runtime Contains files that are common to both server and client installations.
Note: MQSeriesRuntime component must be installed.


Server You can use the server to run queue managers on your system and connect to other systems over a network. Provides messaging and queuing services to applications, and support for IBM MQ client connections. X  


Standard Client The IBM MQ MQI client is a small subset of IBM MQ, without a queue manager, that uses the queue manager and queues on other (server) systems. It can be used only when the system it is on is connected to another system that is running a full server version of IBM MQ. The client and the server can be on the same system if required. X X


SDK The SDK is required for compiling applications. It includes sample source files, and the bindings (files .H, .LIB, .DLL, and others), that you need to develop applications to run on IBM MQ. X X


Sample programs The sample application programs are needed if you want to check your IBM MQ installation using the verification procedures. X X


Java messaging The files needed for messaging using Java (includes Java Message Service). X X


Man pages UNIX man pages, in U.S. English, for:
control commands
MQI calls
MQSC commands


Java JRE A Java Runtime Environment that is used by those parts of IBM MQ that are written in Java. X X


Message Catalogs For available languages, see the table of message catalogs that follows. X X  
IBM Global Security Kit IBM Global Security Kit V8 Certificate and TLS, Base Runtime. X X


Telemetry Service MQ Telemetry supports the connection of Internet Of Things (IOT) devices (that is, remote sensors, actuators and telemetry devices) that use the IBM MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol. The telemetry (MQXR) service enables a queue manager to act as an MQTT server, and communicate with MQTT client apps.

The telemetry service is only available on Linux for x86-64 (64 bit) and Linux for IBM Z.

A set of MQTT clients is available from the Eclipse Paho downloads page. These saample clients help you write your own MQTT client apps that IOT devices use to communicate with MQTT servers.

See also Installation considerations for MQ Telemetry.



IBM MQ Explorer Use IBM MQ Explorer to administer and monitor resources on Linux x86-64 systems. Also available using a stand-alone installer from Fix Central.
Note: IBM MQ Explorer is available only on Linux for x86-64 (64 bit).


Managed File Transfer MQ Managed File Transfer transfers files between systems in a managed and auditable way, regardless of file size or the operating systems used. For information about the function of each component, see Managed File Transfer product options. X  


Advanced Message Security Provides a high level of protection for sensitive data flowing through the IBM MQ network, while not impacting the end applications. You must install this component on all IBM MQ installations that host queues you want to protect.

You must install the IBM Global Security Kit component on any IBM MQ installation that is used by a program that puts or gets messages to or from a protected queue, unless you are using only Java client connections.

You must install the Java JRE component to install this component.



AMQP Service Install this component to make AMQP channels available. AMQP channels support MQ Light APIs. You can use AMQP channels to give AMQP applications access to the enterprise-level messaging facilities provided by IBM MQ. X  


[V9.1.0 Jul 2018]REST API and Console Adds HTTP based administration for IBM MQ through the REST API and IBM MQ Console. X  


[V9.1.0 Jul 2018]IBM MQ Bridge to Salesforce Install this component to configure the connections to Salesforce and IBM MQ, then run the runmqsfb command to subscribe to events from Salesforce and publish them to an IBM MQ network.
Note: The IBM MQ Bridge to Salesforce is available only on Linux for x86-64 (64 bit).


[V9.1.0 Jul 2018]IBM MQ Bridge to blockchain Install this component to configure the connections to your blockchain network and IBM MQ. You can then run the runmqbcb command to start the bridge and send queries and updates to, and receive responses from your blockchain network. The queue manager that the bridge connects to must be an IBM MQ Advanced queue manager. For more information, see What is IBM MQ Advanced?.

The IBM MQ Bridge to blockchain is available only on Linux for x86-64 (64 bit).

This component is not supported for use with Docker.



[V9.1.0 Jul 2018]RDQM (replicated data queue manager)Note Install this component to make the replicated data queue manager high availability configuration available. See Installing RDQM (replicated data queue managers) for more information.

This component is available only on Linux for x86-64 (64 bit), on RHEL 7.3 or later.

Note: This component is not supported for use with Docker.


Note: To access the RDQM installation directory, carry out the following procedure:
  1. Login as root.
  2. Download the installation image into your selected directory. See Where to find downloadable installation images for more information.
  3. Use the command ls -1F and you see the following:
    where r is the release of the product.
  4. Use the following command to unpack the tar file:
    tar -zxvf IBM_MQ_9.r_LINUX_X86-64.tar.gz
  5. Use the ls -1F command, and the result is a subdirectory called MQServer, peer to the tar.gz file:
  6. Change to the MQServer directory and use the ls command again.

    The result is a list of files including an Advanced/ sub directory.

  7. Change to the Advanced/ sub directory and list the files.
  8. Change to the RDQM directory and issue the following command ls -1F which gives the following output:
    The preceding example is from a Long Term Support release, where
    • v is the modification of that release
    • f is the fix pack of that release

    You can now install RDQM.

Table 2. IBM MQ message catalogs for Linux systems
Message catalog language RPM package name
Brazilian Portuguese MQSeriesMsg_pt
Czech MQSeriesMsg_cs
French MQSeriesMsg_fr
German MQSeriesMsg_de
Hungarian MQSeriesMsg_hu
Italian MQSeriesMsg_it
Japanese MQSeriesMsg_ja
Korean MQSeriesMsg_ko
Polish MQSeriesMsg_pl
Russian MQSeriesMsg_ru
Spanish MQSeriesMsg_es
Simplified Chinese MQSeriesMsg_Zh_CN
Traditional Chinese MQSeriesMsg_Zh_TW
U.S. English not applicable