QMF for Workstation does not work on Mac OS after upgrade to Big Sur.
Resolving The Problem
To get around the problem with QMF for Workstation on a Mac OS with Big Sur installed, please try the following steps:
- Setup VMware Fusion 12 on Windows 10 VM running Mac Big Sur and download QMF 12.1
- Recover and run the original queries as follows:
- Each QMF user in Windows OS has their home directory, by default located at, %user.home%\AppData\Roaming\IBM\QMF for Workstation. To redirect AppData to a different directory you need to first create a new folder in Windows, for example c:\qmf
- Next, modify the QMF for Workstation, exclipse.ini file, located in the installation directory for QMF for Workstation, by adding a variable pointing to the path to the new folder -Dqmf.instance.area=c:/qmf, as shown in the following example:
-vmargs -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=1024m -Dsun.awt.disableMixing=true -Dqmf.instance.area=c:/qmf
- Then, modify QMF for Workstation\configuration\config.ini file with the new directory, as shown in the following
- Save a copy of the repositories.xml and bi.jdbc.drivers files located in the user's home directory to the the Application Data folder in Windows OS.
- Disable Shared Folders within VMware Fusion.
When loading the application for the first time, please exit as soon as the load completes and restart.
To share any files/results back with Mac, try to use BOX.
28 January 2021