[rabbitmq-discuss] consume messages from multiple queues based on wildcard?

Jason McIntosh mcintoshj at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 06:17:12 BST 2013

We've used the x-consistent-hash plugin to good effect on some of this,
particularly on multi-site locations where the pipe is big but latency is
high.  i.e. we publish to a single exchange (or multiple exchanges) as a
direct queue, which binds to an x-consistent-hash exchange using whatever
routing key.  Then that x-consistent-hash exchange binds to N queues of
name "queue.N".  We then shovel each of those queues to a remote site,
where they all land on the same exchange and get merged back into a single

If you really need your consumer to consume from multiple queues and you
don't know the queue names, you can query the management UI to get a list
of queues.  We separate our stuff out into virtual host per applications to
allow some of this functionality.


On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 3:56 PM, Michael Klishin <mklishin at gopivotal.com>wrote:

> David van Geest:
> > We would like to scale our worker processes on the other end of the
> message queue(s) up and down as needed, without having the message
> producers know anything about it.  Any ideas on how to achieve this goal?
> You can use multiple queues and have multiple consumers for each one.
> Every app instance can run multiple consumers. Choosing what queues to
> consume
> from is probably application-specific. Techniques such as consistent
> hashing
> can help ensure every app instance consumes from about the same # of
> queues.
> --
> MK
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