Installing Apache ActiveMQ on Linux

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Install Apache ActiveMQ on Linux.

  • Download Apache ActiveMQ

Type the following command:


  • Extract the Archive


  1. Extract the distribution archive, i.e. apache-activemq-5.5.0-bin.tar.gz to the directory you wish to install Apache ActiveMQ. These instructions assume you chose /opt. The subdirectory apache-activemq-5.5.0 will be created from the archive.


tar -zxvf apache-activemq-5.5.0-bin.tar.gz


ActiveMQ start-up script is not executable, change its permissions:


chmod 755 activemq


  • Run Apache ActiveMQ


Run ActiveMQ from a command shell:
sudo sh activemq start



  • Monitoring ActiveMQ


There are various ways to monitor ActiveMQ. If you are on version 4.2 or later of ActiveMQ, you can then monitor ActiveMQ, using the Web Console by pointing your browser at:




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