The LifeKeeper for Linux WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit provides fault resilient protection for WebSphere MQ queue managers and queue manager storage locations. This kit enables a failure on a primary WebSphere MQ server or queue manager to be recovered on the primary server or a designated backup server without significant lost time or human intervention.

Document Contents

This guide contains the following topics:

  • Abbreviations. Contains a list of abbreviations that are used throughout this document along with their meaning.
  • Requirements. Describes the hardware and software necessary to properly set up, install and operate the WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit. Refer to the LifeKeeper Installation Guide for specific instructions on how to install or remove LifeKeeper for Linux software.
  • WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Overview. Provides a brief description of the WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit’s features and functionality as well as lists the versions of the WebSphere MQ software supported by this Recovery Kit.
  • Appendices. Provide sample configuration files for WebSphere MQ and a configuration sheet that can be used to plan your WebSphere MQ installation.

Reference Documents

MQ documentation is located at the WebSphere MQ Library available at:

LifeKeeper Documentation

This documentation, along with documentation associated with other LifeKeeper Recovery Kits, is available online at:


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