IBM MQ customer-installable Knowledge Center

You can download IBM® MQ messaging documentation into an offline version of IBM Documentation that you install locally.

Overview

The IBM MQ customer-installable Knowledge Center (MQ KC) has two components:

  • The MQ KC framework.
  • The documentation packages that you install into the framework.

You can run MQ KC on AIX®, Windows, or Linux®, or under an application server (WebSphere® Liberty profile).

There are two steps to installing MQ KC:
  1. Installing the MQ KC framework.

    You download the framework for your platform from Fix Central. To do this, you must have a license for a current IBM MQ product.

  2. Installing messaging documentation into the framework.

    You get the documentation packages from the IBM MQ documentation download site. You can install documentation for multiple products and versions into the same MQ KC framework. The documentation packages are updated frequently. To stay current, you should occasionally pick up and reinstall the latest version of these packages.

Links to the available downloads are given in the following sections. Detailed installation instructions are provided in a readme file at the root of each package that you download.

IBM MQ documentation packages

Either click a package from the following list, or explore the IBM MQ documentation download site.

MQ KC framework packages

Each package is around 160-230MB, depending on platform. Either click a package from the following list, or search Fix Central for all available MQ KC framework packages.

Table 1. MQ KC framework packages: Links, file descriptions, and file names
File description and download link Fix Central package name and contents filename
MQ KC framework package for AIX IBM-MQ-KC-AixPPC64.151fp6.1 (which contains MQ_KC_1.5.1.v201711290558-FP6.1.aix.ppc64.tar.gz)
MQ KC framework package for Linux on x86 32-bit IBM-MQ-KC-LinuxIA32.151fp6.1 (which contains MQ_KC_1.5.1.v201711290558-FP6.1.linux.i386.tar.gz)
MQ KC framework package for Linux on LE Power IBM-MQ-KC-LinuxPPC.151fp6.1 (which contains MQ_KC_1.5.1.v201711290558-FP6.1.linux.ppc64.tar.gz)
MQ KC framework package for Linux on x86 64-bit IBM-MQ-KC-LinuxX64.151fp6.1 (which contains MQ_KC_1.5.1.v201711290558-FP6.1.linux.x86_64.tar.gz)
MQ KC framework package for WebSphere Liberty profile IBM-MQ-KC-Java.151fp6.1 (which contains MQ_KC_1.5.1.v201711290558-FP6.1.war)
MQ KC framework package for Windows 32-bit IBM-MQ-KC-Win32.151fp6.1 (which contains MQ_KC_1.5.1.v201711290558-FP6.1.win32.zip)
MQ KC framework package for Windows 64-bit IBM-MQ-KC-Win64.151fp6.1 (which contains MQ_KC_1.5.1.v201711290558-FP6.1.win64.zip)
1 In the downloadable MQ KC, these scenarios display in the navigation for the MQ version with which you want to use them. For example, to use them with MQ V7.1, install both the prodconn and V7.1 packages into MQ KC, then open the MQ V7.1 navigation.