How to start the ActiveMQ server
In this post, We will show you how to download and start the ActiveMQ server in windows operating system. The step by step procedure attached in the same post.
If you wants to start the ActiveMQ server in windows environment, First make sure you have already installed JDK in your machine. If not download the JDK from here and install it.
Step 1: Download the Apache ActiveMQ
The apache ActiveMQ can be downloaded from official web site (ie: http://www.activemq.apache.org) navigate to the download page and proceed download. You can click here to download the distribution.
Step 2: Unzip the distribution.
Once you have downloaded the distribution, Go to your download and extract it and keep it in file system.
Step 3: Open command prompt and navigate upto bin folder
Open the command prompt in your windows machine. and navigate up to $ACTIVEMQ_HOME/bin/ folder and type the following command to start the ActiveMQ.
As soon as the above command is triggered in the command prompt. The ActiveMQ will be started and it will be running at default port number (ie: 8161) on your local machine.
Step 5: Go to the ActiveMQ server console
You can go to the ActiveMQ server console by navigating URL in the browser (ie: http://localhost:8161). Once you entered URL in the browser, you should able to see the following content on your browser.
What is the use of this page?
You can manage the ActiveMQ server through this GUI. But you may have to log in as an admin to do the management stuff.
The default credentials for admin console Username: admin and Password: admin
Once you logged in successfully, You should able to see the following screen in your browser.