Configuring standalone ActiveMQ broker - 8.0

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There are a number of configuration options, and these are listed by entering activemq -h.

You can configure the ActiveMQ broker by using either a configuration file or via broker URI. The default location for configuration files is in activemq/conf.

The syntax is Main start [start-options] [uri]

[start-options] syntax
Option Description Example
-D<name>=<value> Define a system property

activemq -Dactivemq.home= <TalendRuntimePath>/activemq

(default if using Talend ESB)

--version Display the version information activemq --version
-h,-?,--help Display the start broker help information activemq -h

Note in the table below, the transport URI specifies the transport and ports to connect to the broker, for example TCP to connect to a remote ActiveMQ using a TCP socket, or VM which allows clients to connect to a broker in a container within the same VM. (Having multiple connectors may improve reliability and load balancing.) For the full list of options, see

[uri] parameter syntax
Example Type Description
xbean:file:activemq.xml XBean based Loads the xbean configuration file from the current working directory
activemq xbean:activemq.xml XBean based Loads the xbean configuration file from the classpath
activemq broker:(tcp://localhost:61616, tcp://localhost:5000)? useJmx=true URI based Configures the broker with 2 transport connectors and jmx enabled.
activemq broker:(tcp://localhost:61616, network:tcp://localhost:5000)?persistent=false URI based Configures the broker with 1 transport connector, and 1 network connector and persistence disabled
Note, the broker URI information can also be added to the configuration file instead of being specified on the command line.