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MacOS developers can now build and run an IBM MQ container image natively on Apple Silicon without the need for Rosetta emulation.
Instructions for building the image are published the MQ Container GitHub repo. Once setup with the prereqs (GNU Make and Podman or Docker), it's just three commands to get up and running.
git clone https://github.com/ibm-messaging/mq-container.git
The Makefile will pull down the MQ install image and build a container image. The image will be tagged automatically as 188.8.131.52-arm64 which you can then use it to get up and running with a containerised MQ queue manager by following this tutorial.
Please note the following known restriction with the arm64 image: