[rabbitmq-discuss] JMS audit/logging/resubmission web tool

extoa adam at middleware360.com
Wed Jun 29 16:55:50 BST 2011

Thanks for your reply everyone.

I also use HermesJMS, I agree it is more of a developer tool and does not
really have the operational focus I would like.  Also it would need a fancy
new web gui. ;-)  

 The web gui is the part i was hoping to get away with no writing.   
Ideally I would like to find a product that displays "events" which is
written in java and allows for custom plugins to be added for user defined

That product from codestreet looks interesting, I also found it in my

Colin, your dashboards written in GWT sound very interesting, is there any
chance you could post a screenshot or two.  

Colin Crist-2 wrote:
> Hi Adam,
> No such tool exists as far as I am aware. Hermes covers some of this but
> what it is not is any kind of enterprise bus monitoring solution, it is a
> developent/test/support desktop application.
> At a client I am currently building a solution that covers the bus
> monitoring side of things and for this we are using a mixture of 
> http://www.codestreet.com/template.php?page=replay, Tibco Business Works
> for the CEP engine and some custom tooling to build the dashboards using
> GWT with a simple server tier containing the history of "reconstituted
> workflows" with "pointers" into the message (replay) store for their
> content.
> You could swap out BW for sure and use Esper but I've not seen any open
> source equivalent of the replay server (i.e. A Tivo for your message bus)
> - its incredibly useful.
> The dashboards are quite custom to the workflow at this company as are the
> CEP rules to monitor the message flows. Using GWT has made the dash boards
> very functional and quick to develop - more so than a product that needs
> configuring and tweaking and never reaching the sophistication of one
> coded properly. Using a CEP engine externalizes the business logic nicely
> in a way discussable with the more technical business folk.
> For the more straightforward requirements of browsing queues and
> subscriptions and their manipulation, we use Hermes.
> Hope this helps.
> Colin.
> On 28/06/2011 08:11, "Alexis Richardson" <alexis at rabbitmq.com> wrote:
> Adam,
> I think HermesJMS might be a good starting point:
> http://www.hermesjms.com/
> I have bcc'd the author.
> alexis
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 1:23 AM, extoa <adam at middleware360.com> wrote:
>> Hey everyone, I am hoping this email might stir some good conversation, I
>> would love to hear what everyone else is doing in this space.
>> I'm searching around to see if a particular tool exists, I can't seem to
>> find one so I thought I would see what everyone else is doing.  I plan on
>> posting this in a few of the open source projects around to get the best
>> feedback.
>> I am looking for a software tool which I will primarily use to audit,
>> monitor and resubmit messages sent to a JMS message broker.  Ideally this
>> tool has the following features:
>>  - Open Source with a good community
>>  - Web based console to view and search messages
>>  - Messages are persisted in a database (SQL/NoSQL)
>>  - Ability to add custom "Action" buttons so that you could easily write
>> a
>> plugin that "resubmits" a message back to a JMS queue/topic as well as
>> write
>> whatever else you need.   Would also need the ability to "edit" the
>> message
>> before resubmitting.
>>  - Ability to acknowledge/comment on failed messages
>>  - Support for displaying/viewing Java objects, (probably limits me to
>> Java
>> based tools...)
>>  - Have the ability to send email alerts based on user defined conditions
>>  - Graphing, statistics and reporting regarding how many messages we're
>> sent
>> to each queue/topic in 5 minute intervals grouped by topic/message type.
>>  - Does not need to have a JMS adaptor, as long as their is an API to get
>> the data into the tool, i'm sure this would be easy to write/contribute.
>>  - Supports millions of messages/day
>>  - BAM style dashboard
>> I would really like to have a tool like this to monitor/audit/log/replay
>> messages in my JMS environment.  I see a lot of similarities with what I
>> want in the tools like Zenoss/OpenNMS/syslog-ng/splunk etc.. as they all
>> have "Eventing/Syslog" capabilities.
>> I would prefer to add/contribute to an existing project as opposed to
>> building something custom myself...
>> - What is everyone else out there doing for auditing and tracking of
>> failed
>> messages in your JMS environment?
>> - Which open source tool do you think is the closest to what i'm looking
>> for?
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