RHEL: Install vFabric RabbitMQ from the VMware RPM Repository

When you install vFabric RabbitMQ on a Red Hat Linux Enterprise (RHEL) computer, VMware recommends that you use yum to install the RPM from the VMware package repository.



  1. From the RHEL computer on which you will install vFabric RabbitMQ, log in as the root user (or as a user who has sudo privileges) and start a terminal.

  2. Execute the yum install command to install the vFabric RabbitMQ server:

    prompt# yum install vfabric-rabbitmq-server

    The yum command begins the install process, resolves dependencies, and displays the packages it plans to install.

    If necessary, use sudo to run the preceding command if you are not logged in as the root user.

    The yum command choses the appropriate RPM package automatically, based on your architecture (32- or 64-bit).

  3. Enter y at the prompt to begin the actual installation. If you have not already accepted the VMware license terms, a prompt asks you and you must answer yes to continue. Depending on your environment, the install process may prompt for further information; answer as appropriate.

    If the installation is successful, you see a Complete! message at the end.

    The yum command:

    • Installs vFabric RabbitMQ into the /usr/lib/rabbitmq directory and sets the owner of all the sub-directories and files to root:root.

    • If the user does not already exist, adds a rabbitmq non-interactive user (in a group called vfabric). The RabbitMQ server process runs as the rabbitmq user.


      You cannot log in directly as the rabbitmq user because its interactive login has been disabled.

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