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What is IBM MQ Appliance?

Get the most out of your MQ investment with our powerful,  preconfigured messaging appliance. Increase agility by simplifying your estate. Reduce maintenance and other running costs. IBM® MQ Appliance offers the benefits of IBM MQ including once and once only messaging, support for a wide range of languages and protocols, high availability, and more. It also includes message encryption for your sensitive data, file data transfer for internal efficiencies, and free entitlement to the Aspera FASP.io Gateway.



Extend or consolidate your existing IBM MQ network

Be more efficient and reduce your footprint by combining multiple projects onto fewer, preoptimized MQ Appliances. Or use as a messaging hub or gateway to the rest of your MQ estate.

Reduce TCO through simple setup and maintenance

Free up space and reduce the time and expertise needed to work with MQ, so that you can invest in other areas. MQ Appliances are tuned by experts. Firmware updates simplify maintenance and upgrades.

Protect with high availability and disaster recovery

Don’t let interruptions slow down your business or the services that you offer customers. Recover seamlessly from outages and protect data even after datacenter problems.

What’s new with MQ 9.2

Simplified, smart management

Balance and rebalance your workload, combine HA and DR, control storage limits, explore our new UI, and gain entitlement to the IBM Aspera® fasp.io. Gateway.

Augmented security

Benefit from updates in TLS 1.3 and dynamically select the cipherspecs that apply. Using AMS? We have Java keystore protection, PKCS#11 Java support and encryption between queue managers (IBM z/OS® only).

Expanded client application options

Run applications in .NET core, integrate better with IBM WebSphere® Liberty, use Java 11 clients and make managed file transfer agents (MFTs) highly available.

Accelerated Red Hat® OpenShift® experience

Use prebuilt MQ Advanced containers with resilience and security-rich features provided. Benefit from a simplified administration experience by using IBM MQ Operator.

Choose the best MQ Appliance model for you

Our customers come in different shapes and sizes. That’s why we offer a variety of ways of deploying MQ. For the MQ Appliance, choose from two options. The M2002A has more processors enabled and more disk space available. Want to start with the M2002B? You can upgrade from the M2002B to the M2002A without exchanging the physical appliance. Unsure which is best for you? Talk to your sales advisor about an ROI assessment.

M2002 specifications

RAM and RAID cache

  • 192 GB RAM, 12 x 2666 MHz DDR4 DIMMs
  • 2 GB RAID cache

Ethernet ports

  • 1 GbE ports: 8
  • 10 GbE ports: 6
  • 40 GbE ports: 4
  • 1 GbE management ethernet ports: 2 (1 supporting IPMI)

Processors and disks

  • 2 x 12 core Skylake Intel Xeon Gold 6126t processors (6 cores active in B model), 2.60 GHz, Hyperthreading enabled
  • 4 x 3.2 TB SSDs under hardware-controlled mirrored RAID (6 TB effective, 3 TB effective B model)

Case studies

Servicio De Impuestos Internos

Learn how a government agency in Chile uses MQ Appliance to service a million end users. (link resides outside IBM)

Financial services organization

MQ Appliance helps to reduce costs for ATM transactions, loan applications and mobile banking. (link resides outside IBM)

Product versions

Consider these other deployment options

IBM MQ on Cloud

Deploy IBM MQ across clouds for a common messaging backbone. Gain assurance and peace of mind, while connecting to your existing on-premises MQ infrastructure.

IBM MQ Advanced

Get core IBM MQ functionality, with additional file transfer, end-to-end message data encryption and simplified high-availability capabilities.

IBM MQ for z/OS

Transfer data on the mainframe with custom code designed for IBM z/OS. Get the stability, reliability and security-rich messaging that can be used as the foundation of your business.


Simplify, accelerate and facilitate the reliable exchange of data with a security-rich messaging solution for cloud, mobile, IoT and on-premises environments. IBM MQ has been trusted for over 25 years by the world's most successful enterprises.