Chapter 2. Installation
AMQ Broker requires the following components.
- JRE 8 (for running AMQ Broker)
- JDK 8 (for running the examples)
- Maven 3.2 (for running the examples)
Note that the broker runtime requires only a JRE. However, running the included examples requires a full JDK as well as Maven.
If you are installing AMQ Broker on a supported version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you can use the
yum command to install any needed pre-requisites. For example, the command below installs OpenJDK 8 and Maven.
$ sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk maven
You can also download supported versions of a JDK and Maven from their respective websites, OpenJDK and Apache Maven for example. Consult Supported Configurations to ensure you are using a supported version of Java.
2.2. Downloading an AMQ Broker Archive
A platform-independent, archived distribution of AMQ Broker is available for download from the Red Hat Customer Portal. See Using Your Subscription for more information on how to access the customer portal using your Red Hat subscription. You can download a copy of the distribution by following the steps below.
Red Hat also releases archives to the customer portal that are not part of the planned release cycle. These releases address security issues or provide other fixes and enhancements and are not displayed under the default list on the Software Downloads page. Instead, they are displayed when you click the page’s Security Advisory and Patches tabs.
- Open a browser and log in to the Red Hat Customer Portal at https://access.redhat.com.
- Click Downloads. The Product Downloads page opens.
- Find the category titled JBoss Integration and Automation containing a link to Red Hat JBoss AMQ Broker.
- Click the hyperlink Red Hat JBoss AMQ Broker. The Software Downloads page opens.
- Select the desired AMQ Broker version from the Version drop-down menu.
- On the Releases tab, click the Download link for the specific AMQ Broker file you want to download.
2.3. Installing on Linux
You must first download the installation archive from the Red Hat Customer Portal.
Create a new user named
amq-brokerand provide it a password.
sudo useradd amq-broker sudo passwd amq-broker
Create the directory
/opt/redhat/amq-brokerand make the new
amq-brokeruser and group the owners of it.
sudo mkdir /opt/redhat sudo mkdir /opt/redhat/amq-broker sudo chown -R amq-broker:amq-broker /opt/redhat/amq-broker
Change the owner of the archive to the new user.
sudo chown amq-broker:amq-broker jboss-amq7.x.x.zip
Move the installation archive to the directory you just created.
sudo mv jboss-amq7.x.x.zip /opt/redhat/amq-broker
As the new user
amq-broker, extract the contents with a single
su - amq-broker cd /opt/redhat/amq-broker unzip jboss-amq7.x.x.zip
A directory named something similar to
AMQ7-7.1-redhat-1 will be created. In the documentation this location is referred to as
2.4. Installing on Windows
You must first download the zip version of the archive from the Red Hat Customer Portal.
Use Windows Explorer to create the directory folder
\redhat\amq-brokeron the desired letter drive,
- Use Windows Explorer to move the installation archive to the new directory and extract it.
- Extract the file contents into a directory by right-clicking on the zip file and choosing Extract All.
A directory named something similar to
AMQ7-x.x-redhat-1 will be created. In the documentation this location is referred to as
2.5. Archive Contents
The directory created by extracting the archive is the top-level directory for the AMQ Broker installation. This directory is referred to as
INSTALL_DIR and includes a number of important directories noted in the table below.
Table 2.1. Contents of
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Binaries and scripts needed to run AMQ Broker
JMS and Java EE examples
Jars and libraries needed to run AMQ Broker
XML Schemas used to validate AMQ Broker configuration files
Web context loaded when AMQ Broker runs.