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Upgrading WebSphere MQ 7.0.1 to MQ 7.5, or 8.0 or 9.0 in Linux

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This techdoc shows all the steps to upgrade WebSphere MQ 7.0.1 with the GSKit, to WebSphere MQ 7.5 or MQ 8.0 or MQ 9.0 with the GSKit in Linux.


This is a straight upgrade and does not exploit the 'multi-version' feature introduced with MQ 7.1, in which several versions of MQ can co-exist ("side-by-side").

You can upgrade from MQ 7.0 to MQ 7.5, without first going through MQ 7.1.
You can upgrade from MQ 7.1 to MQ 8.0 or MQ 9.0, without first going through MQ 7.5.

- The principles apply also to the upgrade to MQ 8.0 and MQ 9.0.
- Starting with MQ 8.0, the queue manager is only supported in Linux 64-bit.

MQ 7.5 includes also Advanced Messaging Security (AMS) and Managed File Transfer. This document does not cover their installation. The scope is only for the MQ Server, MQ Explorer, JMS and Development toolkit.

Even though the platform used in this techdoc is Linux x86 32-bit, the overall instructions apply also to other UNIX distributions: Linux (other architectures), AIX, HP-UX and Solaris.
For the non-Linux platforms you will need to use the appropriate commands for uninstalling and installing MQ that correspond to Chapters 1 and 2, and then proceed with Chapter 3 and the rest of the chapters.

The chapters are:

Chapter 1: Uninstalling MQ 7.0
Chapter 2: Installing MQ 7.5
Chapter 3: Running setmqinst to designate the Primary installation
Chapter 4: Running setmqenv to use MQ 7.5 commands
Chapter 5: Creating a queue manager under 7.5
Chapter 6: Remote access to the new MQ 7.5 queue manager
Chapter 7: Using MQ Explorer 7.5
Chapter 8: Migrating an MQ 7.0 queue manager to MQ 7.5

Attached PDF file: Upgrading MQ 7.0.1 to MQ 7.5 in Linux.pdf

File: Upgrading MQ 7.0.1 to MQ 7.5 in Linux.pdf

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Integration IBM MQ

Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ
Install / Migration

Software version: 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.5, 8.0, 9.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

Reference #: 7036692

Modified date: 17 August 2016

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