Deploying RabbitMQ

You can integrate WSO2 Micro Integrator with RabbitMQ to implement asynchronous messaging patterns. The following topics explain the process of setting up a single-node RabbitMQ deployment, which you can use for testing purposes. Refer the production guidelines when you deploy RabbitMQ in production.

RabbitMQ single-node deployment

Follow the steps given below to set up a single-node RabbitMQ deployment. Note that this is only for testing purposes.


Before you begin, note that the following guide is tested on the following version.

  • RabbitMQ version 3.8.2
  • On Unix OS
  1. Download the RabbitMQ distribution to the desired location.

    You can copy the following URL to your browser to start the download.

  2. Extract the distribution.

    You can open a terminal, navigate to the download location, and execute the following command.

    tar -xf rabbitmq-server-generic-unix-3.8.2.tar.xz

  3. Install the erlang distribution:

    wget -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    echo "deb bionic contrib" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rabbitmq.list && \
    sudo apt update && \
    sudo apt -y install erlang
  4. Navigate to the <RABBITMQ_HOME>/sbin folder (where <RABBITMQ_HOME> is the location of the extracted RabbitMQ distribution) and execute the following command.

    sudo ./rabbitmq-server -detached
  5. To enable the management plugin, execute the following command:

    sudo ./rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management
  6. Visit the following URL to view the UI:


Using RabbitMQ in production

When you move your RabbitMQ deployment to production, be sure to follow the instructions and guidelines specified in the official RabbitMQ Documentation.

For high availability in your RabbitMQ deployment, note the following: