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3.3. Starting/Stopping the broker on Unix

Firstly change to the installation directory used during the installation and ensure that the QPID_WORK environment variable is set.

Now use the qpid-server script to start the server:


Output similar to the following will be seen:

[Broker] BRK-1006 : Using configuration : /var/qpidwork/config.json
[Broker] BRK-1007 : Using logging configuration : /usr/local/qpid/qpid-broker-0.26/etc/log4j.xml
[Broker] BRK-1001 : Startup : Version: 0.26 Build: exported
[Broker] BRK-1010 : Platform : JVM : Sun Microsystems Inc. version: 1.6.0_32-b05 OS : Linux version: 3.6.10-2.fc16.x86_64 arch: amd64
[Broker] BRK-1011 : Maximum Memory : 1,065,025,536 bytes
[Broker] BRK-1002 : Starting : Listening on TCP port 5672
[Broker] MNG-1001 : Web Management Startup
[Broker] MNG-1002 : Starting : HTTP : Listening on port 8080
[Broker] MNG-1004 : Web Management Ready
[Broker] MNG-1001 : JMX Management Startup
[Broker] MNG-1002 : Starting : RMI Registry : Listening on port 8999
[Broker] MNG-1002 : Starting : JMX RMIConnectorServer : Listening on port 9099
[Broker] MNG-1004 : JMX Management Ready
[Broker] BRK-1004 : Qpid Broker Ready

The BRK-1004 message confirms that the Broker is ready for work. The MNG-1002 and BRK-1002 confirm the ports to which the Broker is listening (for HTTP/JMX management and AMQP respectively).

To stop the Broker, use Control-C from the controlling shell, use the bin/qpid.stop script, use kill -TERM <pid>, or the Shutdown MBean from the JMX management plugin.