[OpenShift Container Platform][IBM Cloud Pak for Integration]

Deploying a queue manager using the Red Hat OpenShift web console

Use the QueueManager custom resource to deploy a queue manager onto a Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform cluster using the Red Hat OpenShift web console. This task should be completed by a project administrator

Before you begin

Log in to your Red Hat OpenShift cluster web console. You will need to select an existing Project (namespace) to use, or create a new one.

If this is the first time deploying a queue manager into this Red Hat OpenShift project, then follow the steps for Preparing your Red Hat OpenShift project for IBM MQ.


  1. Deploy a queue manager.
    The following example deploys a "quick start" queue manager, which uses ephemeral (non-persistent) storage, and turns off MQ security. Messages will not be persisted across restarts of the queue manager. You can adjust the configuration to change many queue manager settings.
    1. In the Red Hat OpenShift web console, from the navigation pane click Operators > Installed Operators
    2. Click IBM MQ.
    3. Click on the Queue Manager tab.
    4. Click on the Create QueueManager button.
      A YAML editor is displayed, containing example YAML for a QueueManager resource.
      Note: You can also click Edit Form to view or change the QueueManager configuration.
    5. If you accept the license agreement, change License acceptance to On.
      IBM® MQ is available under several different licenses. For more information on the valid licenses, see Licensing reference for mq.ibm.com/v1beta1. You must accept the license to deploy a queue manager.
    6. Click Create
      The list of queue managers in the current project (namespace) is now displayed. The new QueueManager should be in a Pending state.
  2. Check the queue manager is running
    The creation is complete when the QueueManager status is Running.