[rabbitmq-discuss] Additional fields returned via /api/overview?

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Thu Jan 3 11:32:58 GMT 2013

On 28/12/12 18:58, Matt Pietrek wrote:
> A tiny bit more background - I'm starting to write tooling that will
> work against both 2.8 and 3.0 versions, so I need to query which version
> of the server I'm talking to. I initially queried a 3.0.1 instance for
> /api/overview and found the "rabbitmq_version" element. Great! So I
> coded that up in my tooling, and was then surprised when I didn't find
> that element when querying a 2.8.7 instance.

2.8.x doesn't enforce that all your cluster nodes run the same Erlang / 
RabbitMQ versions (things just might break). So you have to check 

> Is this normal? Correct? Who knows? I have no schema reference to
> consult. :-)

Yeah, I guess this is missing documentation. Urgh. There's a ton of it...

Cheers, Simon

Simon MacMullen
RabbitMQ, VMware

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