How to install rabbitmq in Linux?


How to install rabbitmq in Linux?When doing a microservice project, we use message queuing, so we have an in-depth understanding of message queuing knowledge, and installed rabbitmq on Linux. If you want to know more about message queuing, please refer to this article!

1. Update basic system

Before installing any packages, it is recommended that you use the following command to update packages and repositories

yum -y update

2. Install Erlang

Since rabbitmq is based onErlang (high concurrency oriented language)Language development, so before installing rabbitmq, you need to install Erlang first. In this tutorial, we will install the latest version of Erlang into the server. Erlang is not available in the default Yum repository, so you will need to install the EPEL repository. Run the same command as the following.

yum -y install epel-release
yum -y update

Install Erlang

yum -y install erlang socat

You can now check the Erlang version using the following command.

erl -version

You will get the following output:

[[email protected] ~]# erl -version
Erlang (ASYNC_THREADS,HIPE) (BEAM) emulator version 5.10.4

2. Install rabbitmq

Rabbitmq provides RPM packages for precompiled and directly installed Enterprise Linux systems. The only dependency needed is to install Erlang into the system. We have installed Erlang, and we can download rabbitmq further. Download Erlang RPM package by running.

2.1 download rabbitmq

Download rabbitmq


If you don’t have WGet installed, you can run Yum – y install WGet. You can always find a link to the latest version of rabbitmq download page.

2.2 installing rabbitmq

Import the GPG key by running:

rpm –import

Run rpm to install the RPM package:

rpm -Uvh rabbitmq-server-3.6.10-1.el7.noarch.rpm

Rabbitmq is now installed on the system.

3. Using rabbitmq


systemctl start rabbitmq-server

Start up automatically

systemctl enable rabbitmq-server

Check status

systemctl status rabbitmq-server

4. Access the web console 4.1 to start the web console

Start rabbitmq web management console by running:

rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management

Provide ownership of the rabbitmq file to the rabbitmq user by running the following command:

chown -R rabbitmq:rabbitmq /var/lib/rabbitmq/

4.2 creating users

Now you will need to create an administrative user for the rabbitmq web administration console. Run the same command as the following.

rabbitmqctl add_user admin StrongPassword
rabbitmqctl set_user_tags admin administrator
rabbitmqctl set_permissions -p / admin “.*” “.*” “.*”

Change the administrator to the preferred user name of the administrator user. Make sure to change the strongpassword to a very strong password.

To access the administration panel of rabbitmq, use your favorite web browser and open the following URL.


5. Introduction of management interface

Login is required for the first visit. The default account password is:guest/guest

5.1. Home page

Connections: both producers and consumers need to establish a connection with rabbitmq before they can complete the production and consumption of messages. Here, you can view the connection status. Channels: channels. After the connection is established, channels will be formed, and the delivery and acquisition of messages depends on channels. Exchanges: switches are used to route messages. Queues: queues, that is, message queues. Messages are stored in queues for consumption, and queues are removed after consumption.


5.2. Add users

In fact, the tags option above specifies the user’s role. The following options are available:

Super administrator

You can log in to the management console, view all information, and operate users and policies.


Log in to the management console and view the related information of rabbitmq node (process number, memory usage, disk usage, etc.)

Policy maker

You can log in to the management console and manage the policy at the same time. But you can’t view the information about the node (the part marked by the red box above).

General manager

You can only log in to the management console, you can’t see the node information, and you can’t manage the policy.


Unable to log in to the management console, usually ordinary producers and consumers.

5.3. Create virtual hosts

In order to allow users to work without interference, rabbitmq adds the concept of virtual hosts. In fact, it is an independent access path. Different users use different paths and have their own queues and switches, which will not affect each other.

After creating a virtual host, we also need to add access rights to users

Click add virtual host:

Enter the virtual host settings interface:

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