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ActiveMQ monitoring with Netdata

ActiveMQ is an open source message broker written in Java together with a full Java Message Service client.

This plugin collects queues and topics metrics using ActiveMQ Console API.


It produces following charts per queue and per topic:

  • Messages in messages/s
  • Unprocessed Messages in messages
  • Consumers in consumers


Edit the go.d/activemq.conf configuration file using edit-config from the Netdata config directory, which is typically at /etc/netdata.

cd /etc/netdata # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory
sudo ./edit-config go.d/activemq.conf

Here is an example for 2 servers:

- name: local
webadmin: admin
max_queues: 100
max_topics: 100
queues_filter: '!sandr* *'
topics_filter: '!sandr* *'
- name: remote
webadmin: admin

For all available options, please see the module configuration file.


To troubleshoot issues with the activemq collector, run the go.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output should give you clues as to why the collector isn't working.

First, navigate to your plugins directory, usually at /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the setting plugins directory. Once you're in the plugin's directory, switch to the netdata user.

cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
sudo -u netdata -s

You can now run the go.d.plugin to debug the collector:

./go.d.plugin -d -m activemq

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