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How to connect to AMQ JMX using Jconsole remotely?
I have broken the tasks into the following steps
- Enable JMX
- Enable Remote Access
- Remote Connection String
- Common problems
The JVM provides a JMX agent. The JMX agent is made up of an MBean Server, some agent services, some protocol adapters and connectors.
To enable the JMX agent you need to pass in the following system property into the JVM
This property is set by default in the activemq start script.
Note: The property is required for accessing JMX from both the local machine or a remote machine.
By default the ActiveMQ jmx domain will be exposed however be aware that this can be disabled in the activemq.xml by using the following broker attribute.
<broker ... useJmx="false"> </broker>
Enable Remote Access
To enable access to JMX from a remote machine you need to pass in the following system properties to the JVM used by the activemq broker:
-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=<portNumber> -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.ssl=false
When you specify the JMX remote port, JMX Authentication and SSL are activated by default. For demonstration purposes only, the sample config above deactivates both Authentication and SSL. This Oracle JMX article deals with setting up JMX remote access security.
Alternative approach to Enabling Remote Access
You can configure activemq to create its own JMX connector within the activemq.xml
<broker ...> ... <managementContext> <managementContext createConnector="true" connectorPort="2099"/> </managementContext> ... </broker>
Remote Connection String
In the Jconsole "New Connection" dialog box, enter the following string in the "Remote Process" area, where IP_ADDRESS and JMX_PORT are substituted with appropriate values
Internally JMX uses RMI proxies. By default these proxies should contain the IP address of the machine exposing the JMX agent. However in a multi homed machine that IP address may not be visible/accessible from your remote machine. To ensure these proxies contain the accessible IP address pass the following system property to the activemq broker's JVM where X.X.X.X is the IP value.
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