Pick your platform

To see how MQ works, you will be guided through creating and configuring a queue manager, and connecting our sample application to it.

After completing the tutorial, you will be able to send messages to and retrieve messages from a queue.
You will also have a queue manager that is configured correctly to allow you to move on to other MQ tutorials.

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

If you are a Mac user, you should follow the MQ in Containers tutorial.

MQ in Containers

Try it out on your laptop now

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

MQ on Cloud

Jump straight into the 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.

MQ on Ubuntu

Have it your way. Hands on install.

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

MQ on Windows

More control? Keep it local.

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