Apache ActiveMQ Artemis supports the
OpenWire protocol so that an Apache
ActiveMQ 5.x JMS client can talk directly to an Apache ActiveMQ Artemis server.
By default there is an
acceptor configured to accept OpenWire connections on
See the general Protocols and Interoperability
chapter for details on configuring an
acceptor for OpenWire.
Refer to the OpenWire examples for a look at this functionality in action.
OpenWire has a few parameters to control how each connection is monitored, they are:
It specifies the time (milliseconds) after which the connection is closed by the broker if no data was received. Default value is 30000.
It specifies the maximum delay (milliseconds) before inactivity monitoring is started on the connection. It can be useful if a broker is under load with many connections being created concurrently. Default value is 10000.
A value of false disables the InactivityMonitor completely and connections will never time out. By default it is enabled. On broker side you don't neet set this. Instead you can set the connection-ttl to -1.
Indicates whether to send a KeepAliveInfo on an idle connection to prevent it from timing out. Enabled by default. Disabling the keep alive will still make connections time out if no data was received on the connection for the specified amount of time.
Note at the beginning the InactivityMonitor negotiates the appropriate
maxInactivityDurationInitalDelay. The shortest
duration is taken for the connection.
Fore more details please see ActiveMQ InactivityMonitor.
By default, advisory topics (ActiveMQ Advisory) are created in order to send certain type of advisory messages to listening clients. As a result, advisory addresses and queues will be displayed on the management console, along with user deployed addresses and queues. This sometimes cause confusion because the advisory objects are internally managed without user being aware of them. In addition, users may not want the advisory topics at all (they cause extra resources and performance penalty) and it is convenient to disable them at all from the broker side.
The protocol provides two parameters to control advisory behaviors on the broker side.
Indicates whether the broker supports advisory messages. If the value is true, advisory addresses/queues will be created. If the value is false, no advisory addresses/queues are created. Default value is
Indicates whether advisory addresses/queues, if any, will be registered to management service (e.g. JMX registry). If set to true, no advisory addresses/queues will be registered. If set to false, those are registered and will be displayed on the management console. Default value is
The two parameters are configured on an OpenWire
OpenWire Destination Cache
For improved performance of the broker we keep a cache of recently used destinations, so that when new messages are dispatched to them,
we do not have to do a lookup every time. By default, this cache holds up to
16 destinations. If additional destinations are added
they will overwrite older records.
If you are dealing with a large amount of queues you might want to increase this value, which is done via configuration option:
openWireDestinationCacheSize set on the OpenWire
acceptor like this:
This cache has to be set to a power of 2, i.e.:
128 and so on.
Virtual Topic Consumer Destination Translation
For existing OpenWire consumers of virtual topic destinations it is possible to configure a mapping function that will translate the virtual topic consumer destination into a FQQN address. This address will then represents the consumer as a multicast binding to an address representing the virtual topic.
The configuration string list property
virtualTopicConsumerWildcards has parts
separated by a
;. The first is the classic style destination filter that
identifies the destination as belonging to a virtual topic. The second
identifies the number of
paths that identify the consumer queue such that it
can be parsed from the destination. Any subsequent parts are additional configuration
parameters for that mapping.
For example, the default virtual topic with consumer prefix of
Consumer.*., would require a
virtualTopicConsumerWildcards filter of
Consumer.*.>;2. As a url parameter
this transforms to
Consumer.*.%3E%3B2 when the url significant characters
>; are escaped with their hex code points. In an
acceptor url it would be:
This will translate
Consumer.A.VirtualTopic.Orders into a FQQN of
VirtualTopic.Orders::Consumer.A.VirtualTopic.Orders using the int component
2 of the
configuration to identify the consumer queue as the first two paths of the
virtualTopicConsumerWildcards is multi valued using a
The mappings support an optional parameter,
selectorAware which when true, transfers any selector information from the
OpenWire consumer into a queue filter of any auto-created subscription queue. Note: the selector/filter is persisted with
the queue binding in the normal way, such that it works independent of connected consumers.
Please see Virtual Topic Mapping example contained in the OpenWire examples.