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To see how MQ works, we’re going to install MQ and set up a configuration so we can run MQ apps and create our own.

There are many ways to get hold of the MQ server: you can install it locally on various operating systems, run MQ in Docker, or provision a queue manager in the cloud.

Click to choose a tutorial: local MQ installation on Windows or Ubuntu, MQ in Docker or MQ on IBM Cloud.

MQ on Windows

Install IBM MQ, set up a queue manager and put and get messages, all in one Windows environment.

MQ on Ubuntu

Install IBM MQ, set up a queue manager and put and get messages, all in one Ubuntu environment.

MQ in Docker

Run and connect two Docker containers, one with an MQ queue manager and one with the MQ client demo application.

MQ on Cloud

Deploy an IBM MQ queue manager in IBM Cloud and connect to it with a client demo application that is running on Linux, Windows or Mac.