[rabbitmq-discuss] Plugins not starting?

Jon Brisbin jon.brisbin at npcinternational.com
Thu Sep 30 21:50:00 BST 2010

The management plugin only works in version 2 and later of the broker.

"(Update 2010-09-22: Note that the plugins referenced in this blog post are for version 2.0.0 of RabbitMQ. We’ve now released 2.1.0 - for this and subsequent versions you can get the management plugin from here)."


The plugins on the download page all have "v2.1.0" in their path names. I'm assuming that means if you've downloaded from the website, you'll have to run the 2.1.0 broker to use them.

Using it on Ubuntu is super simple. Use the apt repo the Rabbit folks keep up-to-date:


Jon Brisbin
Portal Webmaster
NPC International, Inc.

On Sep 30, 2010, at 3:23 PM, Russell Borogove wrote:

> 1.6.0 on Ubuntu. 
> I'm trying to run the managment plugin. 
> I found /usr/lib/erlang/lib/rabbitmq_server-1.6.0, created a plugins directory, and downloaded the .ez files into it. 
> After restarting rabbit, I'm not seeing a listen port on 55672, and rabbitmqctl status doesn't show the plugins:
> Status of node 'rabbit at ip-10-162-102-179' ...
> [{running_applications,[{rabbit,"RabbitMQ","1.6.0"},
>                        {mnesia,"MNESIA  CXC 138 12","4.4.10"},
>                        {os_mon,"CPO  CXC 138 46","2.2.2"},
>                        {sasl,"SASL  CXC 138 11","2.1.6"},
>                        {stdlib,"ERTS  CXC 138 10","1.16.2"},
>                        {kernel,"ERTS  CXC 138 10","2.13.2"}]},
> {nodes,['rabbit at ip-10-162-102-179']},
> {running_nodes,['rabbit at ip-10-162-102-179']}]
> I also added this line to /etc/rabbitmq/rabbitmq.conf:
> PLUGINS_DIR=/usr/lib/erlang/lib/rabbitmq_server-1.6.0/plugins
> I see no mention of plugins and nothing else interesting in the startup_log. 
> Fishing-lesson questions:
> * How do I know if rabbitmq.conf is being read?
> * How can I tell what environment variables are set on a running instance of rabbit?
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