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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 14, 2021

I have problem running IBM MQ container on Mac M1. (ibmcom/mq)

I have problem with running docker container with ibmcom/mq. I cannot use the runmqakm command properly in the container bash. Whenever, I create or start the Queue Manager, the process suddenly freezes. To summarize, the container is not supported with Mac M1.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Nov 22, 2022

    Any news IBM?

    Kafka became strongly considered as an alternative in our architecture mainly because of the community support.

  • Guest
    Nov 9, 2022

    The M1 is two years old now and it is still not working. Looks like bad faith from IBM, it's probably less than a week of effort to make it work, but since it is closed source, there is nothing we can do but wait...

  • Guest
    Sep 3, 2022

    How many votes are required to implement this plan?

  • Guest
    Aug 31, 2022

    Please, any update on the MQ MacOS Toolkit for M1 processors?

  • Guest
    Jul 28, 2022

    I've worked out a way to get MQ running on M1 macs and Podman. Here's a link to the IBM Community Blogpost detailing the steps you need to follow to get it working. Performance is slow but it works so hopefully good enough for dev work

  • Guest
    Jul 27, 2022

    This is also impacting my projects and my company. Please provide the MQ container image for Apple Mac M1.

  • Guest
    Jul 25, 2022

    Please provide the MQ container image for apple mac m1.

  • Guest
    Jul 21, 2022

    It's not reasonable for IBM not to support this. Apple has a huge market share in development teams, and we all need this.

  • Guest
    Jun 22, 2022

    We also heavily rely on docker image for our development, and our team is migrating to M1 Macs.

    MQ is widely used at my employer, one of the major Canada bank.

  • Guest
    Jun 15, 2022

    Alguien sabe si a la fecha existe una solucion estable ? para poder consumir una imagen docker del IBM MQ con Mac M1

  • Guest
    May 18, 2022

    Would be great to be able to develop on Mac M1 with IBM MQ

  • Guest
    May 17, 2022

    I had problem too, and at now I work this windows machine ) Please help me to return my Mac M1 )

  • Guest
    May 3, 2022

    Can you please help or provide a workaround? This is stopping all work on clients that use MQ

  • Guest
    Feb 20, 2022

    so I had this problem too, but with the MacOS Toolkit SDK for use with pymqi.

    My solution to that issue (in case anyone is wondering) is going to and downloading the Intel-only installer for Python, install that on MacOS with M1 processor and then create a virtualenv like so:

    mkvirtualenv -p /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.9/bin/python3 my_mqi_env_on_m1
    good luck :)

  • Guest
    Jan 24, 2022

    For those who are developing in M1 chips and connect to a separate server instance, the problem is the client (MacOS Toolkit).

    Our new silicon workstations are obsolete until a new release of this tool comes out.

  • Admin
    Mark Taylor
    Jan 18, 2022

    We hope to provide some support for M1 processors at some point. Initially it is likely to be for the Developers Toolkit (MQ client) package, as that has an equivalent MacOS package for x64 processors today. Running qmgrs in some packaged way directly on the hardware, perhaps in a container, would be a later activity

  • Guest
    Jan 9, 2022

    Please provide arm64 images that will work on Apple M1 chips at the earliest. This is a real nuisance.

  • Guest
    Nov 22, 2021

    For most other containers that we use, the code is open source, so we can build an ARM container if we truly need to. Because of IBM MQ's closed source nature, we are pretty much scuttled until IBM provides support for this.

  • Guest
    Nov 18, 2021

    Yes the same here. It's basically not possible to develop with mac and ibm mq docker container.