When a JMS client connects to the EI Message Broker, the connection parameters are specified using the connectionfactory interface as shown below.
See the following topics:
Parameters used in the connection URL
The connection URL takes the following format, when the AMQP transport is used:
Note that the
clientID is used for identifying the client and is only applicable for durable topic subscriptions. However, since this value is not validated in the EI Message Broker, you can enter any arbitrary string as the
Now, let's look at the parameters used in the above URL format:
<user>:<pass>@: This is the username:password that will be used to connect to EI Message Broker. Note that this user should have the required permissions granted in the broker. See the section for user permissions in EI Message Broker for more information on how permissions are defined.
/<virtualhost>: The name of the virtual host, where the virtual host is a path that acts as a namespace. A name consists of any combination of the following: At least one alphanumerical value [A-Za-z0-9] and optionally special characters [.-_+!=:].
<option>='<value>': You can enter multiple options with values as explained below. These options should be separated by '&'.
The list of brokers to use for this connection. The value should contain the URL of the broker as well as any other optional values. You can add any number of broker URLs separated by ';' as shown below.
brokerlist='<broker url>[;<broker url>]'
See the topic below on Using the brokerlist option for details on how to configure the broker URL.
This option controls how failover occurs when you have a list of brokers. The value used with the failover option should contain the failover method as well as any other optional values. See the topic below on Using the failover option for details.
Using the 'brokerlist' option
When you use the brokerlist option, the broker URL should be as follows:
Now, let's look at each of the parameters used in the broker URL:
<transport>: The transport should be TCP.
To support more transports, the ''
client.transportTransportConnection'' class needs to be updated along with the parsing to handle the transport.
<host>: The IP address.
<port>: The default AMQP port of 5672 is used if no port is specified.
<option>='<value>': Each broker can have additional options that are specific to that broker. The following are the options that are currently implemented:
Option Default Value Description
The number of retry attempts when connecting to the broker.
Use SSL on the connection.
How long (in milliseconds) to wait for the connection to succeed.
How long (in milliseconds) to wait before attempting to reconnect. The recommended value is 30000 milliseconds.
Using the 'failover' option
When you use the failover option, the following format should be followed:
Now, let's look at the parameters in the above format:
<method>: Listed below are the supported methods. Note that 'singlebroker' is used when only one broker is present and the 'roundrobin' method is used with multiple brokers. The 'nofailover' method is useful if you are using a 3rd party tool that has its own reconnection strategy that you wish to use.
This will only use the first broker in the list.
This method tries each broker in turn.
[New in 0.5] This method disables all retry and failover logic.
This method ensures that XA transactions do not failover from one node another. That is, if the connection fails before all messages are committed to the broker node, the XA transaction will be canceled. The client will then reconnect to the next available broker in the list and resend all the messages from the beginning. See Handling Distributed Transactions for more information
<method>value in the URL may also be any valid class on the classpath that implements the
<option>: The following options should be used for the failover method.
Option Default Value Description
The number of times to loop through the list of available brokers before failure.
For example, see how multiple brokers are defined in the connection URL, along with failover parameters.