IBM MQ End of Support

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IBM MQ/ WebSphere MQ Support

As an IBM client, you have no doubt invested in IBM MQ or in its predecessors WebSphere MQ and MQ Series and built your business applications around secure, robust messaging. IBM releases new versions of its product as part of its ongoing product development roadmap and from time-to-time withdraws support for older versions of IBM MQ. To make life easier we have summarised these new IBM MQ product releases and end of software support withdrawal dates and provided them in the table below rather than you having to scour the web. We will update this table as new releases are introduced.

The software support table below includes information on IBM’s MQ products lifecycle including year of introduction, the current supported version as well as IBM end of support dates.

We recommend keeping up to date with software patches and fixes for IBM MQ as well as ensuring you have an upgrade path clearly defined to ensure you don’t fall foul of running mission-critical applications on unsupported software versions. You can then benefit from taking advantage of the new features and improvements in the latest version of IBM MQ:


IBM MQ – part of the IBM Hybrid Cloud

Year of Introduction Version Comment End of Support
2022 IBM MQ 9.3.X The current version of IBM MQ
2020 IBM MQ 9.2.X
2018 IBM MQ 9.1.X Further details on IBM MQ support can be found here. 30 September 2023
2016 IBM MQ 9.0.X 30 September 2021
2014 IBM MQ 8.0, IBM MQ Advanced 8.0, IBM MQ Advanced for Developers 8.0, IBM MQ Appliance M2000, IBM MQ Appliance M2001 30 April 2020
WebSphere MQ 7.5
WebSphere MQ 7.1
WebSphere MQ 7.X
30 April 2018
30 April 2017
30 September 2015
2005 WebSphere MQ 6.X 30 September 2012
2002 WebSphere MQ 5.3 28 September 2007
2000 MQ Series 5.2 31 December 2003

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