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:

import javax.ejb.ActivationConfigProperty;
import javax.ejb.MessageDriven;
import javax.inject.Inject;
import javax.jms.Message;
import javax.jms.MessageListener;

import org.jboss.ejb3.annotation.ResourceAdapter;
import org.jboss.logging.Logger;

 * @author manuel
@MessageDriven(activationConfig = {
   @ActivationConfigProperty(propertyName = "destinationType",
      propertyValue = "javax.jms.Queue"),
   @ActivationConfigProperty(propertyName = "destination",
      propertyValue = "activemq/queue/TestQueue") })
public class RemoteActiveMQConsumer implements MessageListener {

	private Logger log;

	public void onMessage(Message msg) {
		log.debugf("received message: %s", msg);


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:

  <resource-adapter-ref resource-adapter-name=”activemq.rar”/>
  <bean-instance-pool-ref pool-name=”mdb-strict-max-pool”/>

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

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