Chapter 2. Installing

Abstract

Red Hat AMQ is installed by unpacking an archive system on a system. This provides an easy way for a developer to get up and running.

Getting the archive

You can download the Red Hat A-MQ archive from the Red Hat Customer Portal>Downloads>Red Hat JBoss Middleware>Downloads page, after you register and login to your customer account.
Once logged in:
  1. Select A-MQ, listed under Integration Platforms, in the sidebar menu.
  2. Select 6.3 from the Version drop-down list on the Software Downloads page.
  3. Click the Download button next to the Red Hat AMQ distribution file you want to download.
Note
Trial kits are also available from the developer Web site, at http://developers.redhat.com/downloads/. These kits are not supported by Red Hat.

Unpacking the archive

Red Hat AMQ is packaged as a .zip file. Using a suitable archive tool, such as Zip or Gunzip, unpack Red Hat AMQ into a directory to which you have full access.
Warning
Do not unpack the archive file into a folder that has spaces in its path name. For example, do not unpack into C:\Documents and Settings\Greco Roman\Desktop\amq.
Warning
Do not unpack the archive file into a folder that has any of the following special characters in its path name: #, %, ^, ".