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To configure the JMS Server, select JMS Server on the Console Navigation menu on the left side. You will get a list of JMS brokers available in the server and their status in the JMS Server Manager portlet. You will also be presented with the JMS Network Listeners portlet that displays all JMS network connectors. The following figures illustrate these two portlets and options.

Adding a new JMS broker

To add a new JMS broker, click on the link Add JMS Broker. In the resulting page, you will be provided with a template for the ActiveMQ broker. The following figure illustrates the template:

It contains some customized configurations by Geronimo. It is strongly recommended that you add your own configurations based on the template file, instead of copying it from elsewhere. See the following example for configuration steps:

  1. Enter the name of your new broker, in this example, testborker.
  2. By default, keep the placeholders in the configuration file as they are. Geronimo will replace them with real values in the run time. Here is an example:
    ${activemq.brokerName}
  3. In most cases, you only have to add a new connector for the new borker. Uncomment the element for the connector and replace the * with an available port number in your machine. Be sure to keep the placeholder style; otherwise, some advanced features such as the cluster might not work due to port conflict.
    After you add the connector, the section should be something like the following example:
  4. Click Save, and you will return to the JMS Server Manager porlet. If no errors occurred, you will be prompted that a new broker is created successfully. The JMS Network Listeners portlet will show the connectors in the new JMS broker.

Some files and folders are created after the creation of a new broker:

  • The folder var/activemq/data/brokerName will be created to hold the data for the broker.
  • A file named brokerName.xml will be created in the folder var/activemq/conf to hold your broker configuration file.

where brokerName is the name that you specified for the new broker.

Add a SSL transport connector for the broker

Openwire is the default transport for ActiveMQ. In Geronimo, you can connect to the broker by using SSL transport to clients. Use the following steps to enable a SSL transport:

  1. Enable SSL connector section in the broker's deployment plan.
  2. Copy the keystore file, such as test.ks which you intend to use for ssl verification, into the <geronimo-home>/var/activemq/data/$brokerName/ directory.
  3. Update sslContext in the plan.

Details about how to configure connection factories, queues, topics and destinations are covered in the Configuring JMS resources section.