Chapter 2. Installation

This chapter guides you through the steps required to install AMQ .NET in your environment.

2.1. Prerequisites

To begin installation, use your subscription to access AMQ distribution archives and package repositories.

Building applications with AMQ .NET requires Visual Studio 2012 or later. Solution files built by Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 are supplied in the kit and these files can be opened by any later version of Visual Studio.

2.2. Installing on Microsoft Windows

AMQ .NET is distributed as an SDK zip archive for use with Visual Studio. Follow these steps to install it.

  1. Open a browser and log in to the Red Hat Customer Portal at access.redhat.com.
  2. Navigate to DOWNLOADS.
  3. Locate the Red Hat JBoss AMQ entry in the JBOSS INTEGRATION AND AUTOMATION category.
  4. Select Download Latest Client from the drop-down menu on the right side of the entry.
  5. Download the AMQ .NET Client Windows SDK zip file.
  6. Extract the file contents into a directory by right-clicking on the zip file and selecting Extract All.

The directory amqpnetlite is created by extracting the zip file. This is the top-level directory of the SDK and is referred to as INSTALL_DIR throughout this document.