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RabbitMQ Cookbook by Sigismondo Boschi, Gabriele Santomaggio

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Managing RabbitMQ from a browser

In this recipe we're showing you how to admin RabbitMQ from an HTTP API using a Management Plugin.

The plugin provides real-time charts to monitor the flow of your messages. Furthermore, it provides HTTP APIs to analyze RabbitMQ. This is required by external monitoring systems such as Ganglia (http://ganglia.sourceforge.net/), Puppet (http://puppetlabs.com), and others in order to perform their activities.

Getting ready

You just need a web browser.

How to do it…

In order to enable the plugin you have to perform the following steps:

  1. Issue the following command:
    rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management
  2. Restart RabbitMQ.
  3. The plugin enables a web server that is accessible via the URL http://localhost:15672/. Replace localhost ...

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