[rabbitmq-discuss] Monitoring RabbitMQ from JMX

Carl Trieloff cctrieloff at redhat.com
Tue Mar 3 18:58:40 GMT 2009

A full JMX AMQP bridge exists with WS-DM support. It may or may not help you


Chris Pettitt wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm currently exploring monitoring options for RabbitMQ. There is a monitoring
> page on the RabbitMQ site [1] from July 2008 that describes some potential
> solutions, but it's not clear if anything has been done since that discussion.
> I'd like to expose monitoring through JMX. Is there anything that does
> that already
> or that can be adapted to such a purpose?
> If not, I've thought about a few ways I could implement it, but I would be
> happy to get feedback from the folks on this list. Here are some thoughts:
> 1. I could write a JMX system to talk to rabbit_amqqueue directly
> using JInterface.
> I prototyped this approach successfully, but it seems wrong to depend on the
> functions in rabbit_amqqueue directly, especially if they are not a public API.
> 2. I could write a small Erlang process that proxies requests to the action
> function in rabbit_control. The benefit of this is that rabbit_control
> aggregates monitoring across several modules and the client is less sensitive
> to changes to rabbit_amqqueue and other modules. Using an Erlang process is
> also nice because I wouldn't have to spawn rabbitmqctl for each request. With
> this solution the JMX system could communicate with the process using either
> JInterface or pipes (though I prefer the former unless there is a good reason
> to avoid it).
> Thoughts? Is there a good alternative I'm missing?
> Thanks,
> Chris
> [1]: https://dev.rabbitmq.com/wiki/ManagementAndMonitoring
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