We’re pleased to announce the availability of SupportPac MSL1: WebSphere MQ for Linux – Automatic Startup. It provides an init script which will start IBM WebSphere MQ queue managers when the system is started, and stop them cleanly when the system is shut down.

A configuration file allows system administrators to specify which local queue managers are to be controlled. The default behaviour is to control all local queue managers.

The supplied init script assumes the existence of an LSB-compliant init system – RedHat users may need to install a RedHat-supplied RPM named lsb.rpm or redhat-lsb.rpm to meet this requirement.

SupportPac MSL1 is available here

Once installed, see the man pages ibm.com-WebSphereMQ(8) and ibm.com-WebSphereMQ(5) for details of its configuration.