When you install vFabric RabbitMQ on a Red Hat Linux Enterprise
(RHEL) computer, VMware recommends that you use
install the RPM from the VMware package repository.
Verify that your system meets the supported configurations and installation requirements described in Supported Configurations and System Requirements.
The requirements include installing installing Erlang.
There are two vFabric repositories, both located on
vfabric-5.1-repo-5.1: Contains the vFabric component RPMs that are certified for vFabric 5.1.
vfabric-all-repo: Contains additional vFabric component RPMs that have released after vFabric Suite 5.1 released, such as maintenance releases of components. These RPMs may not necessarily be certified to work with those of vFabric 5.1. Additionally, the RPMs in
vfabric-all-repo might be used by customers who have not bought a vFabric 5.1 Suite Standard or Advanced license.
In addition, each of the preceding repositories has separate URLs for RHEL 5 and RHEL 6.
If you are using only RPMs certified for vFabric 5.1 Suite Advanced or Standard, then you install only
vfabric-5.1-repo-5.1. If, however, you are upgrading a vFabric component to a version that has not yet been officially certified for vFabric 5.1, then install both repositories.
On the RHEL computer, start a terminal either as the
root user or as an unprivileged user using
vfabric-5.1-repo-5.1, and optionally
vfabric-all-repo, RPMs using the
rpm command. The URLs of the RPMs differ depending on the version of RHEL you are using.
For RHEL 5:
prompt# rpm -Uvh http://repo.vmware.com/pub/rhel5/vfabric/5.1/vfabric-5.1-repo-5.1-1.noarch.rpm prompt# rpm -Uvh http://repo.vmware.com/pub/rhel5/vfabric-all/vfabric-all-repo-1-1.noarch.rpm
For RHEL 6:
prompt# rpm -Uvh http://repo.vmware.com/pub/rhel6/vfabric/5.1/vfabric-5.1-repo-5.1-1.noarch.rpm prompt# rpm -Uvh http://repo.vmware.com/pub/rhel6/vfabric-all/vfabric-all-repo-1-1.noarch.rpm
If necessary, use
sudo to run the preceding commands if you are not logged in as the
You do this step only once. You install the vFabric repository RPMs on each RHEL computer on which you want to install one or more vFabric components, such as vFabric RabbitMQ.
prompt# yum search vfabric ... ======================================== Matched: vfabric ======================================== vfabric-eula.noarch : VMware vFabric 5.1 End User License Agreement vfabric-rabbitmq-java-client-bin.noarch : The RabbitMQ Java Client Library vfabric-rabbitmq-server.x86_64 : The RabbitMQ server ...
The vFabric RabbitMQ RPM is called
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.
yum install command to install the
vFabric RabbitMQ server:
prompt# yum install vfabric-rabbitmq-server
yum command begins the install process,
resolves dependencies, and displays the packages it plans to
If necessary, use
sudo to run the preceding command
if you are not logged in as the
yum command choses the appropriate RPM package
automatically, based on your architecture (32- or 64-bit).
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
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.
Installs vFabric RabbitMQ into the
/usr/lib/rabbitmq directory and sets the owner of all
the sub-directories and files to
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
You cannot log in directly as the
user because its interactive login has been disabled.
If you installed vFabric RabbitMQ standalone, activate a local license as described in Activate a vFabric RabbitMQ License.
Start and Stop the vFabric RabbitMQ Server to ensure that you installed it correctly.
Read the Next Steps section for a high-level roadmap to subsequent tasks.