You must first start the RabbitMQ server to use it. The default configuration for the server is usually adequate to start it.
The Windows vFabric RabbitMQ installation process installs the
server as a Windows service and configures it so that it starts
automatically when you start your Windows computer. The install process
also added a
RabbitMQ Server entry to the Windows Start menu
that you use to control (start, stop) the server, easily view the log
files, and so on. The installation process also starts a server by
Log in to your Windows machine as the user who installed vFabric RabbitMQ server, such as the Administrator.
From the Windows Start menu, select
All Programs >
RabbitMQ Server > Start Service to start the RabbitMQ
The service runs in the security context of the system account without requiring a user to be logged in on a console.
Use the same process for stopping, reinstalling, and removing the service.
You can also use the
rabbitmqctl command to stop
and start the RabbitMQ server, as well as perform a number of other
tasks, such as get the status of the server, rotate the logs, and so
rabbitmqctl commands from a command prompt
that you start from
All Programs > RabbitMQ Server >
Command Prompt (sbin dir), which automatically opens in the
For example, to get the status of the RabbitMQ server (full output removed for simplicity):
prompt> rabbitmqctl.bat status Status of node 'rabbit@host-E4310' ...
See the rabbitmqctl manual page for complete information about this command.
For information on other RabbitMQ commands such as