Install a WebSphere MQ server
This section describes how to install a WebSphere MQ V6.0 server. The information covers topics such as preparing for installation and verifying your installation, as well as installation itself. If you already have an installation of WebSphere MQ, and are migrating to WebSphere MQ V6.0 see Migrating to WebSphere MQ V6.0 and upgrading your operating system before installing WebSphere MQ V6.0.
WebSphere MQ for Linux can be installed as a server or a client.
A WebSphere MQ server is an installation of one or more queue managers that provide queueing services to one or more clients. All the WebSphere MQ objects, for example queues, exist only on the queue manager machine (the WebSphere MQ server machine), and not the client. A WebSphere MQ server can also support local WebSphere MQ applications.
A WebSphere MQ client is a component that allows an application running on one system to communicate with a queue manager running on another system. The output from the call is sent back to the client, which passes it back to the application. To install a WebSphere MQ client see, Installing a WebSphere MQ client.
It is possible to have both a server and a client installation on the same machine, for instructions on how to do this see, Installing a client on the same machine as a server.
See the WebSphere MQ System Administration Guide for an introduction to WebSphere MQ concepts and objects.
For information on the components that can be included in the server and client installations see, WebSphere MQ Components.
The installation process is divided into the following group of topics, complete all of these tasks in sequence:
- Preparing for installation
- Implications of a 64-bit queue manager
- Kernel configuration
- Installing a WebSphere MQ server
Installing a WebSphere MQ server on a 32-bit or 64-bit Linux system.
- Verifying your installation
Parent topic:Welcome to WebSphere MQ for Linux