LATEST VERSION: 3.6.5 - CHANGELOG
Pivotal RabbitMQ v3.x

Supported Configurations and System Requirements

Before installing Pivotal RabbitMQ 3.5, verify that your system meets operating system and installation requirements.

Supported Configurations

The following table shows supported configurations for Pivotal RabbitMQ.

Table 1. Pivotal RabbitMQ Supported Configurations

Operating System Processor Architecture Erlang1 Production/Development Support
CentOS 5 x86 (64-bit) Erlang R14 and later Production
CentOS 6 x86 (64-bit) Erlang R14 and later Production
MacOS X 10.6 and later x86 (64-bit) Erlang R14 and later Development
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 x86 (64-bit) Erlang R14 and later Production
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Erlang R14 and later Production
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 and later x86 (32-bit) Erlang R14 and later Production
RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Erlang R14 and later Production
RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Erlang R14 and later Production
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP3 x86 (64-bit) Erlang R14 and later Production
Ubuntu (All stable, non-EOL releases) x86 (64-bit) Erlang R14 and later Production
Microsoft Windows XP x86 (64-bit and 32-bit) Erlang R14 and later Development
Microsoft Windows 7 x86 (64-bit) Erlang R14 and later Development
Microsoft Windows 8 x86 (64-bit) Erlang R14 and later Development

Erlang Support1

Pivotal supports Erlang R14 and later with Pivotal RabbitMQ. Certain configurations require or run better with more recent versions of Erlang. For example:

  • To run Pivotal RabbitMQ with SSL, use Erlang R15B02. You can use R14 (SSL 4.0.1) and later, but R15B02 is the most reliable version.
  • To run Pivotal RabbitMQ on a 64-bit Windows VM, use Erlang 15 or later. Earlier versions are 32-bit only.

For full details, see http://www.rabbitmq.com/which-erlang.html.

See also Install Erlang - Software Requirement.

AMQP Implementation and Support

Pivotal supports Erlang R14 and later for Pivotal RabbitMQ. However, certain configurations require or run better with more recent versions of Erlang. For example:

You can use the RabbitMQ client libraries and broker daemon (server) together to create an AMQP network, or use them individually with established networks. RabbitMQ implements version 0-9-1 of the specification, with legacy support for version 0-8 and 0-9. Pivotal RabbitMQ performs protocol negotiation with clients implementing 0-9-1, 0-9 and 0-8, in accordance with the specification. For more information about the Pivotal RabbitMQ implementation of AMQP, see Compatibility and Conformance.

Pivotal RabbitMQ also implements a number of Protocol Extensions.

JMS Client Support

The JMS Client for RabbitMQ feature is an implementation of the Java Message Service (JMS) 1.1 specification that uses the RabbitMQ Java client API. This feature allows new and existing JMS applications to connect with RabbitMQ brokers through Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP). JMS applications can interoperate with AMQP clients on diverse platforms, including non-Java platforms.

Install Erlang - Software Requirement

Install Erlang on each computer or VM on which you plan to install Pivotal RabbitMQ Server.

See the following sections for operating system-specific instructions for installing Erlang:

Install Erlang on RHEL Using a Downloaded RPM

You install the Erlang RPM by downloading it from https://www.rabbitmq.com/releases/erlang/ and executing the rpm command.

Prerequisites

  • Determine if the following software packages are installed on your RHEL computer: ncurses, zlib, openssl and glibc. You can use yum list package to check; for example:

    prompt# yum list ncurses 
    

    It is very likely that these packages are already installed. If they are not, and you use yum to install the Pivotal Erlang package, the yum command will install them as part of the dependency resolution. If you install using rpm from a downloaded RPM file, you must install the packages yourself.

Procedure

  1. From the RHEL computer or VM on which you will install Pivotal RabbitMQ, log in as the root user and start a terminal window.
  2. Download the Erlang RPM file from the RabbitMQ Release Artifacts page, and save it to a directory on your computer. The RPM file is called erlang-version.architecture.rpm, such as erlang-17.4-1.el6.x86_64.rpm.

    Choose the correct architecture (64-bit) and RHEL version (6 or 7) for your computer.

  3. From your terminal, change to the directory in which you downloaded the RPM.

  4. Execute the following rpm command to install Erlang:

    prompt# rpm -ivhf erlang-version.architecture.rpm 
    

Install Erlang on Ubuntu

The following procedure describes how to ensure that you have the most recent version of Erlang installed on your Ubuntu computer. It uses the https://www.erlang-solutions.com/ distributions and includes instructions on configuring your computer to access their Debian package repository. For complete instructions on using the Erlang distributions from Erlang Solutions, see the https://www.erlang-solutions.com/downloads/erlang-otp/documentation.

  1. From the Ubuntu computer on which you will install Pivotal RabbitMQ, log in as the root user (or as a user with sudo privileges) and start a terminal window.
  2. Configure your computer to access the Erlang Solutions Debian package repository by editing the file /etc/apt/sources.list and adding the line appropriate to your version of Ubuntu:

    For Lucid (10.04 LTS):

    deb http://packages.erlang-solutions.com/debian lucid contrib 
    

    For Precise (12.04 LTS):

    deb http://packages.erlang-solutions.com/debian precise contrib 
    
  3. Run the following command to synchronize the metadata:

    prompt# apt-get update 
    

    If you are not the root user:

    prompt$ sudo apt-get update 
    
  4. Install the Erlang package by running the following command:

    prompt# apt-get install esl-erlang 
    

Install Erlang on Windows

  1. Download the latest http://www.erlang.org/download.html to the computer on which you will install Pivotal RabbitMQ. This is an EXE file with a name like otp_win32_R15B02.exe.
  2. Double-click the file you downloaded to start the installer and follow the instructions to complete the installation. You can take all the default values.
  3. Set the ERLANG_HOME environment variable to the directory where you installed Erlang:
    • Choose Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings > Environment variables.
    • Under System variables, click New…
    • In the Variable name field, enter ERLANG_HOME.
    • In the Variable value field, enter the full path to the Erlang installation directory. For example, if you ran the Erlang R15B2 installer and accepted the defaults, the path is C:\Program Files (x86)\erl5.9.2.
    • Click OK.

Install Erlang on Mac OS X

For Mac OS X and other Linux platforms, you can install Erlang from source. See http://www.erlang.org/download.html.