Apache ActiveMQ Install

Apache ActiveMQ Install

In this demo you will see how to install and configure Apache ActiveMQ 5.11.1 version on window operating system.


  • Go to activemq.apache.org and choose latest release on the home page
  • Choose Windows Distribution and download zip file

Apache ActiveMQ Install

  • Once file download is complete extract zip file into directory of your choice.

Start ActiveMQ:

  • cd to activemq_install_dir\bin directory
  • Use activemq start command to start ActiveMQ:

Apache ActiveMQ Install

  • Once server started successfully you will see as below:

Test installation of ActiveMQ:

  • As you see above console log “INFO | Apache ActiveMQ 5.11.1 (localhost, ID:JavaHonk-49351-1424752050593-0:1) started” 
  • Also if you check above console log you will  see its listening on port (61616) “INFO | Listening for connections at: tcp://JavaHonk:61616?maximumConnections=1000&wireFormat.maxFrame
    Size=104857600″. Check it this port from another command prompt as below:

Apache ActiveMQ Install

  • You can also monitor ActiveMQ on web console with this default URL: http://localhost:8161/admin . It will prompt you to enter user id and password. The default username and password is admin/admin. You can also change this in jetty-realm.properties file.
  • You will see below console:

Apache ActiveMQ Install

  • To stop ActiveMQ use command: activemq stop or on running console window press ctrl+c and enter Terminate batch job (Y/N)? y
  • For more detail please visit ActiveMQ getting stated link here 

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