[rabbitmq-discuss] some basic management questions

Jerry Kuch jerryk at rbcon.com
Thu May 24 23:48:51 BST 2012

Apologies if I'm misunderstanding you because I'm gooned on cold medicine.

Have you tried specifying what queueinfoitem values you want, i.e.
something like:

[jerryk at CoachZ ~]$ sudo rabbitmqctl list_queues name messages_ready
messages_unacknowledged messages consumers
Listing queues ...
queuebar    0    0    0    0
queuefoo    0    0    0    0
queuebaz    0    0    0    0

If you look at the output of `rabbitmqctl help` you'll see the various
fields you can ask for when listing queues, exchanges, bindings, etc.

Also the HTTP management API is a rich source of such data if you're
writing monitoring or analysis kit.  It requires you only to make web
service-ish requests of it, and be able to crack the relatively readable
JSON it gives back...

Best regards,

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Mark Seger <mjseger at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm brand new to rabbit and have started looking at the management options
> with an eye towards developing a collectl plugin (that's collectl with an L
> nor a D): http://collectl.sourceforge.net/
> Anyhow I finally figured out how to get into the web interface and am
> currently looking at a display that shows:
> Ready: 6 Unacknowledged: 29 Total: 35 and 4 msgs delivered/sec and 4
> acknowledged per sec.  So far so good.
> Now I want to try to display those same values using the cli,
> rabbitmqadmin and try as I may, I can't get anything remotely that looks
> like those numbers.  I tried all the list commands and in fact most, other
> than users, nodes and bindings produced any real output other than
> 'connections' and 'channels' which both listed a ton of output.  Am I doing
> something wrong?
> Then I discovered a collectd plugin which from the source I can see uses
> rabbitmgctl, so I tried that.  Not much more luck there but when I tried
> the 'report' command it went on forever.  ;)  The collectd plugin looks
> like it does a command using list_queues so how come I'm not getting output
> either here or with the rabbitmqadmin command?
> As I said, I'm a newbie so I'm sure I'm getting something wrong that's
> very basic...
> -mark
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