RabbitMQ deployment options

So far, we have been manually configuring our RabbitMQ instances. However, it's common for many production systems to use automatic provisioning and management of the configuration of components, including the message broker. There are a number of ways in which we can deploy and manage a RabbitMQ broker instance:

  • Installing and configuring the broker manually in a virtual machine that is used to distribute it
  • Automatically provisioning in a virtual container hosted directly on the operating system using a tool such as Docker, which provides integration with RabbitMQ
  • Deploying or using managed RabbitMQ instances in the cloud; many platform-as-a-service cloud providers enable the use of such instances in the form of messaging-as-a-service ...

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