VMware recommends that you install vFabric RabbitMQ on a Red Hat
Linux Enterprise (RHEL) computer by first installing the VMware RPM
repository and then using
yum to perform the actual
installation. See Install vFabric
RabbitMQ from the VMware RPM Repository.
You can also download the RPM from the VMware Download page
and install it on your RHEL computer using the
as described in Install vFabric
RabbitMQ from a Downloaded RPM. This installation option is
necessary if you are installing a version of RabbitMQ that is not yet
certified for vFabric Suite, which means that it has not yet been added to
the VMware RPM repository.
VMware recommends that you install RabbitMQ on RHEL computers using the VMware RPM repository.
Verify that your system meets the supported configurations described in Supported Configurations and System Requirements.
Install the vFabric repository RPM, which makes it easier for you to browse the vFabric RPMs, including the vFabric RabbitMQ RPM. The vFabric repository contains all RPMs that are certified with this release of vFabric Suite. You install the vFabric repository RPM on each RHEL computer on which you want to install one or more vFabric components, such as vFabric RabbitMQ.
On the RHEL computer, start a terminal as the
root user or as an unprivileged user who has
Install the vFabric repository RPM using the following
wget command, passing it the appropriate URL. The
URL differs depending on the version of RHEL you are
Important: You must run
wget command on a single line. Be sure
| sh at the end, or
the RPM installation will not work.
For RHEL 5:
prompt# wget -q -O - http://repo.vmware.com/pub/rhel5/vfabric/5.2/vfabric-5.2-suite-installer | sh
For RHEL 6:
prompt# wget -q -O - http://repo.vmware.com/pub/rhel6/vfabric/5.2/vfabric-5.2-suite-installer | sh
If necessary, use
sudo to run the preceding
commands if you are not the
The command performs the following tasks:
Imports the vFabric GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) key.
Installs the vFabric 5.2 repository RPM.
Launches the VMware End User License Agreement (EULA) acceptance and repository configuration script.
Outputs the EULA for you to read; you must answer
yes to accept the terms and continue.
prompt# yum search vfabric ... ======================================== Matched: vfabric ======================================== vfabric-rabbitmq-java-client-bin.noarch : The RabbitMQ Java Client Library vfabric-rabbitmq-server.x86_64 : The RabbitMQ server vfabric-tc-server-standard.noarch : VMware vFabric tc Server Standard vfabric-web-server.x86_64 : VMware vFabric Web 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.
Execute the following
yum command to install
vFabric RabbitMQ server. (If necessary, use
sudo to run
the command if you are not logged in as the
prompt# yum install vfabric-rabbitmq-server
yum command begins the install process,
resolves dependencies, and displays the packages it will
yum command automatically chooses the
appropriate RPM package based on your architecture (32- or
y at the prompt to begin the actual
If the installation is successful, you see a
Complete! message at the end.
yum install command:
Installs vFabric RabbitMQ into the
/opt/vmware/vfabric-rabbitmq directory and sets the
owner of the directory, along with all child directories and files,
If the user does not already exist, adds a
rabbitmq non-interactive user (in the group
vfabric). The RabbitMQ server process runs as the
You cannot log in directly as the
because interactive login is 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.
You can install vFabric RabbitMQ on RHEL by downloading the RPM
from the VMware download center and executing the
command. This procedure is necessary if you want to install a version of
RabbitMQ that has not yet been certified for vFabric Suite.
Log in to the RHEL computer on which you will install vFabric
RabbitMQ as the
root user (or as an unprivileged user
Download the RabbitMQ RPM file from the VMware Download
page and save it to a directory on your computer. The RPM
file is called
Chose the architecture (32- or 64-bit) appropriate for your computer.
Start a terminal and change to the directory in which you downloaded the RPM.
Execute the following
rpm command to install
prompt# rpm -ivhf vfabric-rabbitmq-server-
In the previous section, see What the yum install command
does for post-installation information, such as the
installation directory. (The
yum install command
corresponds to the
rpm command in this
See What to do next for the suggested next steps.