Chapter 1. Overview of AMQ Interconnect

AMQ Interconnect is a lightweight AMQP message router for building scalable, available, and performant messaging networks.

1.1. Key features

You can use AMQ Interconnect to flexibly route messages between any AMQP-enabled endpoints, including clients, servers, and message brokers. AMQ Interconnect provides the following benefits:

  • Connects clients and message brokers into an internet-scale messaging network with uniform addressing
  • Supports high-performance direct messaging
  • Uses redundant network paths to route around failures
  • Streamlines the management of large deployments

1.2. Supported standards and protocols

AMQ Interconnect supports the following industry-recognized standards and network protocols:

  • Version 1.0 of the Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP)
  • Modern TCP with IPv6

The details of distributed transactions (XA) within AMQP are not provided in the 1.0 version of the specification. AMQ Interconnect does not support XA transactions.

Additional resources

1.3. Supported configurations

AMQ Interconnect is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7, and 8. See Red Hat AMQ 7 Supported Configurations for more information.

1.4. Document conventions

In this document, sudo is used for any command that requires root privileges. You should always exercise caution when using sudo, as any changes can affect the entire system.

For more information about using sudo, see The sudo Command.