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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

Monitoring of RabbitMQ instances

We have been discussing various performance tuning tips that would allow us to create a more scalable broker setup. However, in order to be able to observe how our setup behaves in various scenarios, it is not sufficient to do only partial performance measurements using PerfTest, a custom performance tool, or even a third-party performance-testing solution. In a production environment, we would typically want to have a real-time monitoring solution that would allow us to observe how our broker behaves at any point in time enabling us to take measures as fast as possible when something goes wrong with our RabbitMQ instances.

The RabbitMQ management plugin provides you with a good real-time overview of the resource utilization of the instances of a cluster and the message rates per queue or exchange. However, we may want to have a central monitoring infrastructure that monitors all the parts of our infrastructure, including the message broker. Moreover, we may...