ActiveMQ Configuration under JBoss AS7

Update 11.7.2013:

New version for JBoss 7.2.0.Alpha1 / EAP 6.1.0.Alpha1 can be found here:


JBoss 7 and ActiveMQ finally work together.

  • Download the latest snapshot of activemq.rar.
  • Unzip the file and name the resulting folder activemq.rar.
  • Place the folder in you deployments folder of jboss.
  • Place the files ra.xml and ironjacamar.xml into the META-INF subfolder of the activemq.rar folder. Overwrite the existing ra.xml file.
  • Change both files as needed. Queues and topics are configured in ironjacamar.xml.
  • Create an empty file activemq.rar.dodeploy.

That’s it. Now you should be able to create a MDB that connects to a remote ActiveMQ server. Here an example to the configuration above:

UPDATE: 29.4.2013 (thanks to Bruno Valentim)

To get activemq running with JBoss 7.1.1 the following steps are required:

1) Instead of the mentioned snapshot use

2) under subsystem xmlns=”urn:jboss:domain:ejb3:1.2″ in standalone.xml add:

Notice: a “A node is already registered at ‘(deployment => activemq-ra.rar)” exception could remain but it should work anyway.

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