17.6. Configuration

17.6.1. Configure the JMS Server

To configure the JMS Server for HornetQ, edit the server configuration file. The server configuration is contained in the EAP_HOME/domain/configuration/domain.xml file for domain servers, or in the EAP_HOME/standalone/configuration/standalone.xml file for standalone servers.
The <subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:messaging:1.3"> element contains all JMS configuration. Add any JMS ConnectionFactory, Queue, or Topic instances required for the JNDI.
  1. Enable the JMS subsystem in JBoss EAP 6.

    In the <extensions> element, verify that the following line is present and is not commented out:
    <extension module="org.jboss.as.messaging"/>
  2. Add the basic JMS subsystem.

    If the Messaging subsystem is not present in your configuration file, add it.
    1. Look for the <profile> which corresponds to the profile you use, and locate its <subsystems> tag.
    2. Add a new line just beneath the <subsystems> tag. Paste the following into it:
      <subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:messaging:1.3">
      
      </subsystem>
      
      All further configuration will be added to the empty line above.
  3. Add basic configuration for JMS.

    <journal-file-size>102400</journal-file-size>
    <journal-min-files>2</journal-min-files>
    <journal-type>NIO</journal-type>
    <!-- disable messaging persistence -->
    <persistence-enabled>false</persistence-enabled>
    
    Customize the values above to meet your needs.

    Warning

    The value of journal-file-size must be higher than the size of message sent to server, or the server won't be able to store the message.
  4. Add connection factory instances to HornetQ

    The client uses a JMS ConnectionFactory object to make connections to the server. To add a JMS connection factory object to HornetQ, include a single <jms-connection-factories> tag and <connection-factory> element for each connection factory as follows:
    <subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:messaging:1.3">
      ...
      <jms-connection-factories>
        <connection-factory name="myConnectionFactory">
          <connectors>
            <connector-ref connector-name="netty"/>
          </connectors>
          <entries>
            <entry name="/ConnectionFactory"/>           
          </entries>
        </connection-factory>
      </jms-connection-factories>
      ...
    </subsystem>
    
  5. Configure the netty connector

    This JMS connection factory uses a netty connector. This is a reference to a connector object deployed in the server configuration file. The connector object defines the transport and parameters used to actually connect to the server.
    To configure the netty connector, include the following settings:
    <subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:messaging:1.3">
      ...
      <connectors>
        <netty-connector name="netty" socket-binding="messaging"/>
        <netty-connector name="netty-throughput" socket-binding="messaging-throughput">
          <param key="batch-delay" value="50"/>
        </netty-connector>
        <in-vm-connector name="in-vm" server-id="0"/>
      </connectors>
      ...
    </subsystem>
    
    The connector references the messaging and messaging-throughput socket bindings. The messaging socket binding uses port 5445, and the messaging-throughput socket binding uses port 5455. Ensure the following socket bindings are present in the <socket-binding-groups> element:
    <socket-binding-groups>
      ...
      <socket-binding-group ... >
        <socket-binding name="messaging" port="5445"/>
        <socket-binding name="messaging-throughput" port="5455"/>
        ...
      </socket-binding-group>
      ...
    </socket-binding-groups>
    
  6. Add queue instances to HornetQ

    There are 4 ways to setup the queue instances (or JMS destinations) for HornetQ.
    • Use the Management Console
      To use the Management Console, the server must have been started in the Message-Enabled mode. You can do this by using the -c option and forcing the use of the standalone-full.xml (for standalone servers) configuration file. For example, in the standalone mode, the following will start the server in a message enabled mode
      ./standalone.sh -c standalone-full.xml
      Once the server has started, logon to the Management Console and navigate to: Profile → Messaging → Destinations → default → View, and then click the add button to enter details of the JMS destination.
    • Use the Management CLI:
      First, connect to the Management CLI:
       bin/jboss-cli.sh --connect
      Next, change into the messaging subsystem:
      cd /subsystem=messaging/hornetq-server=default
      Finally, execute an add operation, replacing the examples values given below with your own:
      ./jms-queue=testQueue:add(durable=false,entries=["java:jboss/exported/jms/queue/test"])
    • Create a JMS configuration file and add it to the deployments folder
      Start by creating a JMS configuration file: example-jms.xml. Add the following entries to it, replacing the values with your own:
      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>				  	  <messaging-deployment xmlns="urn:jboss:messaging-deployment:1.0">
          <hornetq-server>
              <jms-destinations>
                  <jms-queue name="testQueue">
                      <entry name="queue/test"/>
                      <entry name="java:jboss/exported/jms/queue/test"/>
                  </jms-queue>
                  <jms-topic name="testTopic">
                      <entry name="topic/test"/>
                      <entry name="java:jboss/exported/jms/topic/test"/>
                  </jms-topic>
              </jms-destinations>
          </hornetq-server>
      </messaging-deployment>
      
      Save this file in the deployments folder and do a deployment.
    • Add entries in the JBoss EAP 6 configuration file.
      Using the standalone-full.xml as an example, find the messaging subsystem in this file.
      <subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:messaging:1.3">
      
      Add the following entries in it, again, replacing the example values with your own. You will need to add these entries in after the </jms-connection-factories> end tag but before the </hornetq-server> element:
      <jms-destinations>
              <jms-queue name="testQueue">
                  <entry name="queue/test"/>
                  <entry name="java:jboss/exported/jms/queue/test"/>
              </jms-queue>
              <jms-topic name="testTopic">
                  <entry name="topic/test"/>
                  <entry name="java:jboss/exported/jms/topic/test"/>
              </jms-topic>
          </jms-destinations>
      
  7. Perform additional configuration

    If you need additional settings, review the DTD in EAP_HOME/docs/schema/jboss-messaging_1_3.xsd.