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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 22, 2023

Provide a Certified Container for MQ Advanced - which could be also used in Kubernetes

If you want to run MQ Advanced in Kubernetes you have currently to build the image on your own. There is no predefined image provided by IBM.


The required script and co are provided by IBM via Github:

However for a customer this means additional effort (multiple days) to set this up correctly. Further the github repo itself is only maintained on "best can do base".
Overall not a good experience - and we see a lot of customers get frustrated.

On the other site - IBM is able to provide "Certified Images" for Kubernetes. One example is IBM App Connect Enterprise.
Here it's easy to download the latest image and use it your environment.
A perfect and easy way for the customer.

Thus it would be great to get also IBM MQ Certified Images (especially for MQ Advanced).

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Mark Taylor
    Oct 18, 2023

    This is something we hope to deliver in future

  • Guest
    Jun 29, 2023

    Upvote for this idea: The Smart Manufacturing Bus solution at our company uses both ACE and MQ in a classic Linux server environment. All our other applications are moving to Kubernetes, so we'd like this to happen for our IBM Smart Manufacturing Bus as well. This seems to be fairly easy with ACE but not with MQ. As a customer that difference feels strange. Also, we see how easy it is to set up a RabbitMQ instance on Kubernetes.
    Therefore I ask you to prioritize this idea. Thanks!