Converting a trial license on Linux

Convert a trial license to a full license without reinstalling IBM® MQ.

When the trial license expires, the count-down displayed by the strmqm command informs you the license has expired, and the command does not run.

Before you begin

  1. IBM MQ is installed with a trial license.
  2. You have access to the installation media of a fully licensed copy of IBM MQ.

About this task

Run the setmqprd command to convert a trial license to a full license.

If you do not want to apply a full license to your trial copy of IBM MQ, you can uninstall it at any time.


  1. Obtain the full license from the fully licensed installation media.

    The full license file is amqpcert.lic. On Linux®, it is in the /MediaRoot/licenses directory on the installation media.

  2. Run the setmqprd command from the installation that you are upgrading:
    MQ_INSTALLATION_PATH/bin/setmqprd /MediaRoot/licenses/amqpcert.lic