The Java Message Service configuration is available to all inbound and outbound connections to the Sun Java System Application Server cluster or instance. You can configure the Java Message Service with:
The Administration Console. Open the Java Message Service component under the relevant configuration. For details, see Chapter 4, Configuring Java Message Service Resources, in Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Administration Guide.
server.jms-service.init-timeout-in-seconds = 60 server.jms-service.type = LOCAL server.jms-service.start-args = server.jms-service.default-jms-host = default_JMS_host server.jms-service.reconnect-interval-in-seconds = 60 server.jms-service.reconnect-attempts = 3 server.jms-service.reconnect-enabled = true server.jms-service.addresslist-behavior = random server.jms-service.addresslist-iterations = 3 server.jms-service.mq-scheme = mq server.jms-service.mq-service = jms
You can also set these properties:
server.jms-service.property.instance-name = imqbroker server.jms-service.property.instance-name-suffix = server.jms-service.property.append-version = false
You can override the Java Message Service configuration using JMS connection factory settings. For details, see Admin Console Tasks for JMS Connection Factories in Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Administration Guide.
You must restart the Application Server instance after changing the configuration of the Java Message Service.
For more information about JMS administration, see Chapter 4, Configuring Java Message Service Resources, in Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Administration Guide
MQ can be integrated with Application Server in two ways: LOCAL and REMOTE, represented in Admin Console by the Java Message Service Type attribute.
When the Type attribute is LOCAL (the default for a stand-alone Application Server instances), the Application Server will start and stop the MQ broker specified as the Default JMS host. LOCAL type is most suitable for standalone Application Server instances.
To create a one-to-one relationship between Application Server instances and Message Queue brokers, set the type to LOCAL and give each Application Server instance a different default JMS host. You can do this regardless of whether clusters are defined in the Application Server or MQ.
With LOCAL type, use the Start Arguments attribute to specify MQ broker startup parameters.
When the Type attribute is REMOTE, the MQ broker must be started separately. This is the default if clusters are defined in the Application Server. For information about starting the broker, see the Sun Java System Message Queue Administration Guide.
In this case, Application Server will use an externally configured broker or broker cluster. Also, you must start and stop MQ brokers separately from Application Server, and use MQ tools to configure and tune the broker or broker cluster. REMOTE type is most suitable for Application Server clusters.
With REMOTE type, you must specify MQ broker startup parameters using MQ tools. The Start Arguments attribute is ignored.
A JMS host represents an MQ broker. The Java Message Service contains a JMS Hosts list (also called AddressList) that contains all the JMS hosts that Application Server uses.
The JMS Hosts list is populated with the hosts and ports of the specified MQ brokers and is updated whenever a JMS host configuration changes. When you create JMS resources or deploy MDBs, they inherit the JMS Hosts list.
In the Sun Java System Message Queue software, the AddressList property is called imqAddressList.
One of the hosts in the JMS Hosts list is designated the default JMS host, named Default_JMS_host. The Application Server instance starts the default JMS host when the Java Message Service type is configured as LOCAL.
If you have created a multi-broker cluster in the Sun Java System Message Queue software, delete the default JMS host, then add the Message Queue cluster’s brokers as JMS hosts. In this case, the default JMS host becomes the first one in the JMS Hosts list.
When the Application Server uses a Message Queue cluster, it executes Message Queue specific commands on the default JMS host. For example, when a physical destination is created for a Message Queue cluster of three brokers, the command to create the physical destination is executed on the default JMS host, but the physical destination is used by all three brokers in the cluster.
Use the Administration Console. Open the Java Message Service component under the relevant configuration, select the JMS Hosts component, and then click New. For more information, see To create a JMS host in Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Administration Guide.
Use the asadmin create-jms-host command. For details, see create-jms-host(1).
The JMS Hosts list is updated whenever a JMS host configuration changes.