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Learning RabbitMQ

By : Martin Toshev
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Learning RabbitMQ

By: Martin Toshev

Overview of this book

RabbitMQ is Open Source Message Queuing software based on the Advanced Message Queue Protocol Standard written in the Erlang Language. RabbitMQ is an ideal candidate for large-scale projects ranging from e-commerce and finance to Big Data and social networking because of its ease of use and high performance. Managing RabbitMQ in such a dynamic environment can be a challenging task that requires a good understanding not only of how to work properly with the message broker but also of its best practices and pitfalls. Learning RabbitMQ starts with a concise description of messaging solutions and patterns, then moves on to concrete practical scenarios for publishing and subscribing to the broker along with basic administration. This knowledge is further expanded by exploring how to establish clustering and high availability at the level of the message broker and how to integrate RabbitMQ with a number of technologies such as Spring, and enterprise service bus solutions such as MuleESB and WSO2. We will look at advanced topics such as performance tuning, secure messaging, and the internals of RabbitMQ. Finally we will work through case-studies so that we can see RabbitMQ in action and, if something goes wrong, we'll learn to resolve it in the Troubleshooting section.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Learning RabbitMQ
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Administering RabbitMQ instances

Administration of RabbitMQ server instances can be considered in several directions:

  • Starting/stopping/restarting instances

  • Adding/removing/modifying/inspecting users, virtual hosts, exchanges, queues, and bindings

  • Backup and recovery of the RabbitMQ database

  • Setting up a different database for message persistence

  • Taking care of broker security

  • Inspecting RabbitMQ logs for errors

  • Optimizing resource utilization, tuning performance and monitoring the broker

  • Configuring the broker using environment variables, configuration parameters, and policies

  • Managing the broker by writing custom applications that make use of the REST API exposed by the RabbitMQ management plugin

Some of the preceding concepts are covered in subsequent chapters. We already saw how easy it is to start/stop/restart instances using the rabbitmqctl and rabbitmq-server utilities that are part of the standard RabbitMQ installation. Before diving into the nuts and bolts of RabbitMQ administration, let...