This recipe will guide you through the process of starting the ServiceMix container. This recipe will focus on running ServiceMix as a daemon, since you already learned how to start ServiceMix in the interactive mode from the previous recipe.
In all the recipes of this book, we will refer to the ServiceMix installation directory as
SERVICEMIX_HOME. Note that, in fact, there is no environmental variable with such a name. This is just a logical term that will make ServiceMix examples clearer (you can think of it as a variable in a programming language).
So before we start, make sure that you have ServiceMix properly installed on your hard drive. You also need to know the value of your
SERVICEMIX_HOME (that ...