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System requirements

In this WebSphere® MQ system requirements table, software and hardware requirements for the various multiplatforms are broken out separately by operating system and linked to separate pages. Click the links below for detailed system requirements related to each OS/platform combination.

Operating System Software Hardware
AIX AIX® 5.3 plus TL04 and appropriate firmware

AIX® 6.1

Detailed system requirements for AIX(US)
64-bit IBM® pSeries® systems only, capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, WebSphere MQ, the access methods and the application programs.e

Any hardware capable of running other trademarked AIX systems from IBM or other vendors that have passed a set of certification tests for compliance with the AIX application binary and programming interfaces.e

Detailed system requirements for AIX(US)
HP-UX HP-UX Itanium:

HP-UX 11i V2 (11.23)

HP-UX 11i V3 (11.31)

Detailed system requirements for HP-UX Itanium(US)

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HP-UX PA-RISC:

HP-UX 11i V2 (11.23)

HP-UX 11i V3 (11.31)

Detailed system requirements for HP-UX PA-RISC platform(US)
HP-UX Itanium:

Any hardware that is explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software, and any associated applications unmodified

Detailed system requirements for HP-UX Itanium(US)

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HP-UX PA-RISC:

64-bit systems only, capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, WebSphere MQ, the access methods and the application programs

Detailed system requirements for HP-UX PA-RISC(US)
i5/OS IBM i5/OS® V5R3M0 plus PTF SI21688 IBM i5/OS® V5R4M0 IBM i5/OS® V6R1M0

Detailed system requirements for i5/OS:(US)
IBM System i, capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, WebSphere MQ, the access methods, and the application programs.

Detailed system requirements for i5/OS:(US)
Linux for System p Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V4.0 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.0 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V9 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V10

Detailed system requirements on Linux for System p(US)
64-bit System i and System p IBM® POWER processor-based systems only, capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, WebSphere MQ, the access methods and the application programs.

Detailed system requirements on Linux for System p(US)
Linux for System x 32-bit:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V4.0 or later update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.0

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V9

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V10

NLPOS9 FP1

IRES V2

Red Flag Data Centre V5.0

Detailed system requirements on Linux for System x (32-bit) (US)

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64-bit:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V4.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.0

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V9

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V10

Detailed system requirements on Linux for System x (64-bit) (US)
32-bit:

x86 PC hardware, including x86-64 processors, capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, WebSphere MQ, the access methods and the application programs.

Detailed system requirements on Linux for System x (32-bit) (US)

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64-bit:

AMD64, EM64T, and compatible processors - any hardware that is explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software, and any associated applications unmodified

Detailed system requirements on Linux for System x (64-bit) (US)
Linux for System z Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V4.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.0

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V9

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V10

Detailed system requirements on Linux for System z(US)
IBM System z9 or IBM eServer (or equivalent) 64-bit - any hardware that is explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software, and any associated applications unmodified.

Detailed system requirements on Linux for System z(US)
Solaris Sun Solaris x86-64:

Sun Solaris V10 (with SunSolve-recommended Patch Cluster level)

Detailed system requirements for Solaris x86-64(US)
* * * Sun Solaris SPARC: Sun Solaris V9 Sun Solaris V10

Sun Solaris 10 with the latest Patch Cluster (64-bit kernel support)

Detailed system requirements for Solaris SPARC(US)
Solaris x86-64:

AMD64, EM64T, and compatible processors - any hardware that is explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software, and any associated applications unmodified Sun Solaris operating environment: 64-bit Sun SPARC systems only, capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, WebSphere MQ, the access methods and the application programs.

Detailed system requirements for Solaris x86-64(US)
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Solaris SPARC:

Sun Solaris operating environment: 64-bit Sun SPARC systems only, capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, WebSphere MQ, the access methods and the application programs

AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T (64 bit kernel support)

Detailed system requirements for Solaris SPARC(US)
Windows Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2 or later)

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (SP1 or later) Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition)

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (SP1 or later) Standard x64 Edition or Enterprise x64 Edition)

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (SP1 or later) Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition)

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (SP1 or later) Standard x64 Edition or Enterprise x64 Edition)

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Windows Vista (Business, Enterprise or Ultimate Edition)

Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions of Business, Enterprise or Ultimate Edition)

Detailed system requirements for Windows(US)
X86 and x86-64 (also known as x64) technology-compatible PC hardware, capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, WebSphere MQ, the access methods and the application programs. Note that Itanium 64-bit is not supported

Detailed system requirements for Windows(US)

Windows on x86-64

AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T (64 bit kernel support)

Detailed requirements(US)
z/OS z/OS V1.8 or later

Detailed system requirements for z/OS(US)
Any IBM OS/390 or zSeries 900 processor capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, WebSphere MQ for z/OS, the access methods, and the application programs.

Detailed system requirements for z/OS(US)