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Puppet installer for IBM MQ series software. Version 8, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3


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Version information

  • 2.3.2 (latest)
  • 2.3.1
  • 2.3.0
  • 2.2.1
  • 2.2.0
  • 2.1.1
  • 2.1.0
  • 2.0.0
  • 1.11.3
  • 1.11.2
  • 1.11.1
  • 1.11.0
  • 1.10.0
  • 1.9.0
  • 1.8.5
  • 1.8.4
  • 1.8.3
  • 1.8.2
  • 1.8.1
  • 1.8.0
  • 1.7.0
  • 1.6.3
  • 1.6.2
  • 1.6.1
  • 1.6.0
  • 1.5.0
  • 1.4.0
  • 1.3.0
  • 1.2.0
  • 1.1.1
  • 1.1.0
  • 1.0.14
  • 1.0.13
  • 1.0.12
  • 1.0.11
released Oct 5th 2023
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.7.x, 2023.6.x, 2023.5.x, 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.9.0 < 9.0.0
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  • restart
  • start
  • stop
  • status
  • apply_fixpack
  • apply_upgrades

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'enterprisemodules-mq_install', '2.3.2'
Learn more about managing modules with a Puppetfile

Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add enterprisemodules-mq_install
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install enterprisemodules-mq_install --version 2.3.2

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.

Tags: queues, ibm, mq, mqseries


enterprisemodules/mq_install — version 2.3.2 Oct 5th 2023

Enterprise Modules

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This module allows you to install IBM MQ messaging software. It is part of our family of Puppet modules to install and manage IBM messaging middleware. Besides the mq_install module, this family also contains:

  • mq_config to configure and manage the MQ software
  • iib_config to manage and configure IBM Integration Bus software
  • iib_install to install IBM Integration Bus software

Experience the Power of Puppet for IBM MQ

Installing IBM MQ software and managing your IBM MQ configuration can be hard. With Puppet at your side, you get super-powers when installing and managing IBM MQ. If you want to play and experiment with this please take a look at our playgrounds.

Experience the Power


This is a commercially licensed module. But you can use the module on VirtualBox based development systems for FREE. You can request a FREE trial license here


Check the License for details.


Our mq_install module allows you to install your IBM MQ software on your systems. It automatically configures your OS, creates required users and groups, unpacks the files and registers the license.

This module is best used together withe the enterprisemodules::ibm_profile module.

Here is an example of how to use this:

include mq_install::software

Check here to see the full documentation for this module.



The mq_install module requires:

  • Puppet module enterprisemodules-easy_type installed.
  • Puppet version 4.9 or higher. Can be Puppet Enterprise or Puppet Open Source
  • IBM MQ 8 or 9 installation.
  • A valid License from IBM to use this software.
  • A valid entitlement to use this module by Enterprise Modules.
  • Runs on most Linux systems, Solaris, AIX and Windows.

Installing the mq_install module

To install these modules, you can use a Puppetfile

mod 'enterprisemodules/mq_install'               ,'x.x.x'

Then use the librarian-puppet or r10K to install the software.

You can also install the software using the puppet module command:

puppet module install enterprisemodules-mq_install


Building a total MQ setup requires quite some work. To help you, we have built some examples:

These repositories contain examples of how you can install and configure a basic MQ setup.


Here you can find some more information regarding this puppet module:

Here is a list of related blog posts:

Some example code:


This module runs most Linux versions, Solaris, AIX, and Windows systems. It requires a puppet version higher than 4. Contact us if you need to run this module on other flavors of UNIX. We can work together with you to make it work.