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AMQ Broker 7.0 Release Notes

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Release Notes for AMQ Broker


These release notes contain the latest information about new features, enhancements, fixes, and issues contained in the AMQ Broker 7.0 release.

Chapter 1. Features

The features added in this release, and that were not in previous releases of the AMQ broker, are outlined below.


Brokers can be fully redundant, allowing a backup broker to take over connections from a primary broker in the event of a failure. Optionally, a shared volume can be configured between the primary and backup broker.
Delivery guarantee
Some messages that a developer sends from his application require a guarantee of delivery guaranteeing that messages get from the application sending them to the application consuming and processing them. If a network link goes down or the broker experiences a power outage while the message is in transit the message broker must resend undelivered messages once it returns online or the network connection is restored.
Zero persistence
Brokers can be configured to not persist any messages for scenarios in which no guarantee is required, but high performance is.


Basic authentication
Brokers can authenticate clients using basic username and password credentials.
Role-based authentication
Brokers can authenticate and authorize clients to specific queues or message addresses based on roles assigned to the client.
SSL-encrypted connections
Connections between clients and broker or a broker and another broker are secure and utilize SSL to encrypt the connections.
Certificate-based authentication
Brokers can authenticate a client connection or a connection from another broker using certificates.


Dead connection detection
Brokers can detect dead connections when a client has exceeded specific lifespan that can be set either on the client’s connection factory or globally on the server.
Slow consumer detection
Brokers can detect slow consumers and disconnect them from the server when this feature is enabled.

Refer to the ActiveMQ Artemis project for additional information:

Chapter 2. Enhancements

  • ENTMQBR-512 - Console should display message body

    As of this release, the message body is displayed when messages are browsed by using the AMQ Console.

  • ENTMQBR-327 - Design and implement an addressing system that can be used cross-protocol

    Previously, there were issues observed when sending/receiving messages between a core JMS client and clients using other protocols. This was because the core JMS client used prefixes for destinations (namely, jms.topic. and jms.queue) that were hidden. The new addressing model in AMQ 7 enables customers to configure destinations that independent of JMS conventions.

  • ENTMQBR-312 - Support 'anonymous' senders

    Previously, the broker did not support AMQP clients creating sender links with a null target address and then identifying the destination of each message by using its 'to' field.

    For the AMQP JMS client, this meant that any 'anonymous' MessageProducers (those created without a Destination) needed to open and close a sending link for each message that was sent. Similarly, the same scenario occurred for every message sent by using JmsProducer instances, as these were also all 'anonymous'. Due to both of these scenarios, performance was negatively impacted. Support for 'anonymous' senders is added in this release.

Chapter 3. Resolved Issues

  • ENTMQBR-785 - Changing a queue attribute can result in lost messages

    Previously, using the artemis queue update command to modify queue attributes resulted in messages being lost or removed when the broker was restarted. This issue occurred because the ID of the queue was not preserved when the broker was restarted. This issue is resolved in the 7.0.3 release.

  • ENTMQBR-782 - Queue JMX properties not matching up

    When running a version of AMQ Broker earlier than 7.0.3, it was possible under high load that the queue JMX attributes Message count, Messages added, and Message acknowledged could become out of sync. As a result, sometimes in AMQ Console, higher values for Messages added than Message acknowledged were displayed, while Message count was 0 and all messages were correctly consumed.

    This issue is resolved in the 7.0.3 release. For more information, see Solution #3244211.

  • ENTMQBR-610 - Feature Last-Value Queue is not working with AMQP protocol

    The Last Value Queue feature did not work with the AMQP protocol. This issue is resolved in the 7.0.3 release.

  • ENTMQBR-643 - Unable to log in to Hawtio console when the broker runs as a Windows service

    When installing and running the broker as a Windows service, users were unable to log in to the management console. This issue is resolved in the 7.0.2 release.

  • ENTMQBR-506 - Hawtio console stops working after backup node goes from live to backup.

    In a previous Beta release, a bug that prevented the HawtIO console from being usable on a back-up server existed. The issue occurred only if that server had been live before being relegated to a back-up. This issue is resolved in the 7.0.0 release.

  • ENTMQBR-498 - slow consumer: consumer is killed even though it receives at a rate higher than the threshold

    In a previous Beta release, brokers using the AMQP slow-consumer-* parameters could incorrectly close consumers that met the configured thresholds after the first scan interval. The issue is resolved in the 7.0.0 release.

  • ENTMQBR-77 - Expand error tree list

    In a previous Beta release, attempting to 'expand all nodes' or the reverse in the left hand tree of the console produced no result. Users had to step through the tree manually. This issue is resolved in the 7.0.0 release.

For additional details about issues resolved in specific releases, see the following articles:

Chapter 4. Known Issues

  • ENTMQBR-897 - OpenWire client/protocol issues with special characters in destination name

    Some special characters are currently unsupported in queue and address names with the OpenWire protocol, specifically:

    , # >

    In addition, address and queue names cannot contain empty spaces.

  • ENTMQBR-884 - after connecting to hawtio "Artemis" panel is not displayed

    After connecting to AMQ Console, the Artemis panel is not displayed.

    To work around this issue, replace the value hawtio-no-slf4j.war with console.war in the etc/bootstrap.xml file.

  • ENTMQBR-827 - AMQ Broker 7.0 permits cross-origin access to AMQ Console

    Currently, AMQ Broker permits cross-origin access to AMQ Console. To restrict access to AMQ Console, you must create an access management file that defines the permitted origin URLs, and then add a system property to apply the restrictions.

    1. In the BROKER_INSTANCE_DIR/etc/ directory, create a new jolokia-access.xml file.
    2. Add a <cors> section:
    1. Within the <cors> section, add an <allow-origins> section for each origin URL that you want to allow. For example:
       <!-- Allow cross origin access from ... -->
       <!-- ... and all servers from with any protocol -->
       <!-- optionally allow access to web console from localhost -->
       <!-- Check for the proper origin on the server side, too -->
    1. Add a system property to apply the security restrictions you defined in the access management file:
    $ export JAVA_ARGS="-Djolokia.policyLocation=file:BROKER_INSTANCE_DIR/etc/jolokia-access.xml"
  • ENTMQBR-803 - AMQ 7 ships with an example that is not supported

    AMQ Broker 7.0 ships with an example that is not supported. The artemis-ra-rar example is not supported because AMQ 7 does not currently include a RAR archive.

  • ENTMQBR-655 - [AMQP] Unable to send message when populate-validated-user is enabled

    The security feature, populate-validated-user, is not supported for messages produced using the AMQP protocol, as it would result in a violation of the AMQP specification due to the user-id being part of the immutable bare message.

    If, however, this feature is enabled, the broker will currently fail to enqueue AMQP messages sent without a message Application Properties section, causing the message to be rejected.

  • ENTMQBR-652 - List of known amq-jon-plugin bugs

    This version of amq-jon-plugin has known issues with broker and queue MBeans.

    Issues with the broker MBean:

    • Closing a connection throws exception
    • listSessions() throws java.lang.ClassCastException
    • Adding address settings throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
    • getConnectorServices() operation cannot be found
    • listConsumersAsJSON() operation cannot be found
    • getDivertNames() operation cannot be found
    • Listing network topology throws IllegalArgumentException
    • Remove address settings has wrong parameter name

    Issues with the queue MBean:

    • expireMessage() throws argument type mismatch exception
    • listDeliveringMessages() throws IllegalArgumentException
    • listMessages() throws java.lang.Exception
    • moveMessages() throws IllegalArgumentException with error message argument type mismatch
    • removeMessage() throws IllegalArgumentException with error message argument type mismatch
    • removeMessages() throws exception with error Can’t find operation removeMessage with 2 arguments
    • retryMessage() throws argument type mismatch IllegalArgumentException
  • ENTMQBR-648 - JMS OpenWire client is unable to send messages to queue with defined purgeOnNoConsumer or queue filter

    Using AMQ6 JMS client to send messages to an address with an appropriately configured queue with purgeOnNoConsumer=true fails if the queue has no consumers. It is recommended that users do not use the purgeOnNoConsumer functionality when used with JMS clients.

  • ENTMQBR-636 - Journal breaks, causing JavaNullPointerException under high load

    Issues can occur doing IO when the broker is under high load and if certain JVM tunings have not been set correctly. To avoid these issues, ensure that you allocate enough memory and heap space for the broker. See the section titled "Tuning the VM" in the Performance Tuning chapter of the ActiveMQ Artemis documentation at

  • ENTMQBR-617 - Cert based authentication does not work with AMQP and OpenWire clients

    Authentication based on SSL certificates is not supported for AMQP and OpenWire clients.

  • ENTMQBR-599 - Define truststore and keystore by artemis CLI

    Using the --ssl-key, --ssl-key-password, --ssl-trust, and --ssl-trust-password parameters from the command-line interface when creating an instance of the broker, do not work. To work around this problem, set the corresponding properties manually in the bootstrap.xml file.

  • ENTMQBR-569 - Conversion of IDs from OpenWire to AMQP results in sending IDs as binary

    When communicating cross-protocol from an A-MQ 6 OpenWire client to an AMQP client, additional information is encoded in the application message properties. This is benign information used internally by the broker and can be ignored.

  • ENTMQBR-533 - Large message support is documented, but supported only with the Core protocol

    Although the product guide titled Using AMQ Broker contains a chapter about working with large messages, this feature is not yet supported for all protocols. Specifically, large messages are supported only with the core protocol at this time.

  • ENTMQBR-520 - Receiving from address named same as queue bound to other address should not be allowed

    A queue with a name that matches any address should only ever be assigned to the matching address. Creating a queue with the same name as an existing address, but bound to an address with a different name, is an invalid configuration. The result of doing so can result in incorrect messages being routed to the queue.

  • ENTMQBR-463 - Attributes in clustering settings has order restrictions, would be nice to either have better error message or simply ignore the order

    Currently the sequence of the elements in the cluster connection configuration has to be in a specific order. The workaround is to adhere to the order in the configuration schema.

  • ENTMQBR-17 - AMQ222117: unable to start cluster connection

    In some environments that support IPv6, a broker cluster may not form properly due to a SocketException as indicated by a message "Can’t assign requested address." To work around this issue, set the system property to true.

Revised on 2017-12-08 15:17:08 EST

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