System Requirements for WebSphere MQ V6 on Linux for System x (64-bit)

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This document contains system requirements for WebSphere MQ V6 on Linux for System x (64-bit).

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The System Requirements documented on this page, for the Linux x86-64 platform, are for the 64-bit x86 operating systems. If you require support information about the 32-bit operating systems please refer to the Linux for System x (32-bit) platform System Requirements.

Operating Systems
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V4.0 or later update [see note 16]
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.0 or later update [see notes 8, 16 and 22]
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9 with SP1 or later update
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 with SP1 or later update [see note 8]
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 or later update [see note 19]
Hardware Requirements
  • Linux x86-64 platform: 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 shown below, and any associated applications unmodified.
Java™ and JMS Client
  • 32 bit
    • IBM 32-bit SDK for Linux on Intel architecture, Java 2 Technology Edition, Version 1.4.2 (supplied with WebSphere MQ)
    • IBM 32-bit SDK for Linux on Intel architecture, Java 2 Technology Edition V5.0 (SR1 or above) [Only if the JDK is supplied with another IBM product]
    • IBM 32-bit SDK for Linux on Intel architecture, Java 2 Technology Edition V6.0 (SR3 or above) [see note 15]
  • 64 bit
    • IBM SDK for Linux on AMD64/EM64T architecture, Java 2 Technology Edition, Version 1.4.2 (supplied with WebSphere MQ)
    • Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition V5.0 from Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    • IBM SDK for Linux on AMD64/EM64T architecture, Java 2 Technology Edition, V6.0 (SR3 or above) [see note 15]
Databases Where IBM WebSphere MQ is acting as the transaction manager.
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database V8.2 [see note 7]
  • IBM DB2 V9.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (JDBC/XA not supported) [see note 7]
  • IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) V9.40 plus Client SDK V2.90
  • IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) V10 plus Client SDK V2.90
  • Oracle 9i Release 2 Patch Set 4 (9.2.0.5) [see note 3]
  • Oracle 10g Release 1
  • Oracle 10g Release 2
Compilers
  • GNU C Compiler (gcc) and g++ V3.3
  • GNU C Compiler (gcc) and g++ V3.4 [see note 14]
  • GNU C Compiler (gcc) and g++ V4.1 [see note 14]
  • Micro Focus Server Express V4.0 (COBOL)
  • Micro Focus Server Express V5.0 (COBOL)
  • Micro Focus Server Express V5.1 (COBOL) [see note 20]
Connectivity
  • TCP/IP (IPv4 and IPv6 provided by the operating system)
Transaction Manager Where one of these products is acting as the transaction manager and IBM WebSphere MQ is acting as a resource manager, it's recommended that you contact the transaction manager vendor in the first instance for support.
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server, including the WebSphere Application Server client container, V6.0.2 (see this document for more information)
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server, including the WebSphere Application Server client container, V6.1 (see this document for more information)
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server, including the WebSphere Application Server client container, V7.0 (see this document for more information)
  • BEA Tuxedo V8.1
  • BEA WebLogic Server V8.1 plus Service Pack 4 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux V4.0 only)
  • BEA WebLogic Server V9.2 [see notes 10 and 11]
  • BEA WebLogic Server V10.0 [see notes 17 and 18]
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Rel 1 (10.3.2) [see notes 20 and 21]
SOAP Support
  • IBM SDK for Linux on AMD64/EM64T architecture, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4.2 (supplied with WebSphere MQ)
  • Apache Axis V1.1 (supplied with WebSphere MQ)
Cryptography Cards Refer to the Cryptography Card List for WebSphere MQ v6 and v7 document for further information.

Notes:

  1. JDBC/XA usage is not supported on this platform.
  2. Where higher levels of WebSphere Application Server V6 are suggested, this only includes V6.x levels and does not include other product versions.
  3. For Oracle 9i, Release 2 with Patch Set 4 (V9.2.0.5) patch 3501955 is required.
  4. On platforms where WebSphere MQ provides a 64-bit product, both 32-bit and 64-bit MQ APIs are supported and the OS must be capable of running 64-bit applications.
  5. On 64-bit platforms where WebSphere MQ provides both a 32-bit and a 64-bit product, there is NO migration path from V6 32-bit Queue Managers to V6 64-bit Queue Managers. Customers are strongly advised to install WebSphere MQ 64-bit products on 64-bit platforms as there is a migration path from V5 32-bit products to V6 64-bit products.
  6. The 'MQ Explorer' is not supported on this platform.
  7. Only 64-bit DB2 instances can be used with 64-bit WebSphere MQ.
  8. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.0 or later is required.
  9. For details of the Support Statement for JCA (on WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.1 or later only) please see here.
  10. WebSphere MQ 6.0.2.2 or later is required.
  11. Ensure that the latest BEA WebLogic SupportPac (SP) is installed; specifically, the following BEA WebLogic patches must be applied: CR249009, CR211194, CR243824, CR249009. Please contact BEA Technical Support if you need to acquire the patches.
  12. Defect support is available for virtualisation environments where they relate to releases of this platform already supported by WebSphere MQ. Unless stated elsewhere in the system requirements, WebSphere MQ has not been specifically tested in virtualisation environments. WebSphere MQ Support is therefore unable to assist in issues related to configuration and setup, or issues that are directly related to the virtualisation environment itself.
  13. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.3 or later is required.
  14. On Linux platforms, if you need to use SSL in a C++ MQ application then you must link the application against the libstdc++.so.5 runtime library. This is because the version of the GSkit SSL libraries supplied with MQ depends on libstdc++.so.5 and this GSkit version is not compatible with other C++ runtime library versions. MQ C++ applications built against the GCC 3.2 or 3.3 C++ runtime libraries comply with this restriction and will be able to use SSL.
  15. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.5 or later is required.
  16. SELinux must be disabled.
  17. WebSphere MQ 6.0.2.4 or later is required.
  18. BEA WebLogic Server 10 only supported with JRockit V5.0. When connecting to a queue manager using the BINDINGS transport, the LD_PRELOAD environment variable must be set to the following:
    export LD_PRELOAD=$JROCKIT_HOME/jre/lib/i386/libjsig.so
  19. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.6 or later is required.
  20. WebSphere MQ V6.0.2.8 or later is required.
  21. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Rel 1 (10.3.2) only supported with JRockit V6.0.
  22. Defect support is available for Linux environments that are fully compatible - both source and binary - with Red Hat Enterprise Linux V5. Unless stated otherwise, WebSphere MQ has not been specifically tested in such compatible environments. WebSphere MQ Support is therefore unable to assist in issues related to configuration and setup, or issues that are directly related to the linux environment itself.
    If issues arise that are related to the compatible linux environment, the user may need to contact the linux environment vendor for support, or the issue may need to be recreated inside an environment tested by IBM in order to receive WebSphere MQ support.


Change History
  • 26 October 2005: Published the page.
  • 6 March 2006: Clarified RHEL V4.0 update support.
  • 2 May 2006: Added support for IBM SDK V5.0.
  • 2 June 2006: Added support for Oracle 10GR2.
  • 6 October 2006: Added "SP1 or later" to SLES 9.
  • 24 January 2007: Added note 7.
  • 1 February 2007: Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V10 with Service Pack (SP) 1 or later.
  • 7 February 2007: Added support for IBM DB2 Universal Database V9.1 (JDBC/XA not supported).
  • 30 March 2007: Added note 9.
  • 19 June 2007: Added Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition V5.0 from Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • 10 July 2007: Added Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.0 or later maintenance update
  • 12 July 2007: Made change to databases IBM DB2 and Connectivity TCP/IP.
  • 23 January 2007: Added support for BEA WebLogic 9.2.
  • 6 March 2008: Added support for Micro Focus Server Express V5.0 (COBOL).
  • 10 March 2008: Added virtualisation note.
  • 20 March 2008: Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.1.
  • 17 June 2008: Added support for GNU C Compiler (gcc) and g++ V4.1.
  • 19 June 2008: Added SSL note 14.
  • 10 July 2008: In the Transaction Manager section added the IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2 and V6.1 entries.
  • 10 November 2008: Added support for IBM WebSphere Application Server, including the WebSphere Application Server client container, V7.0.
  • 11 November 2008: Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.2.
  • 20 November 2008: Added support for BEA WebLogic Server 10 with JRockit V5.0.
  • 19 December 2008: Added the Cryptography Cards section.
  • 7 April 2009: Added support for IBM SDK for Linux on Intel/AMD64/EM64T architecture, Java 2 Technology Edition, V6.0.
  • 9 July 2009: Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.3 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V11.
  • 22 October 2009: Added support for Micro Focus Server Express V5.1 (COBOL).
  • 7 April 2010: Added support for Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Rel 1 (10.3.2).
  • 14 April 2010: Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5.4.
  • 10 May 2011: Added the Linux Redhat V5.0 compatibility support statement.
  • 2 July 2014: Changed expiry date to keep current.

Related information

WebSphere MQ detailed system requirements
WebSphere MQ Library
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WMQ MQ

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Reference #:

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Modified date:

2007-03-30

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