Configure JMS

Launch HermesJMS

Once you have configured SoapUI with the location of HermesJMS, you can start Hermes JMS from inside SoapUI.

You can start HermesJMS from the Project menu:

  • Select Project Start HermesJMS

The HermesJMS Manager opens. 
 

HermesJMS Manager

The HermesJMS manager lets you configure the interface to your provider for use with SoapUI.

HermesJMS

Create Session

To access a provider you need to configure a session. This should include a connection factory for your provider and the needed connection details.

Configuration

To create and configure a session in HermesJMS:

Session

  • Click Create Session

Session

  • Enter a name for the session: activeMQsession

Session

  • Click Apply

The session is now ready for further configuration:

Session

  • Click OK

The session is now accessible in the HermesJMS manager:

Session

Add Provider

The provider ActiveMQ is recommended, but other providers are possible. See Providers for other providers.

Configuration

Provider

  • Start with a created Session

Add Provider

Provider

  • Choose the Providers tab first at the bottom

Provider

  • Select Classpath Groups (it may be the only one available)

  • Right-click in the Classpath Groups area

Provider

  • Select Add Group

Provider

  • Enter the name ActiveMQ-5.x.x (the version you are using)

A library is added:

Provider

The library is empty, so we need to add the .jar files.

Add .jar Files:

In this example, two .jar files are needed. If you are using another provider than ActiveMQ, others may apply.

Main .jar

Provider

  • Right-Click on Library

Jars

  • Select Add JAR(s)

  • Browse to the ActiveMQ install directory

Jars

  • Select activemq-all-5.X.X.jar (Note: Do not use activemq-client-5.X.X.jar)

  • Click Open

Jars

  • If the scan window opens, click Scan

The jar is added to the library:

Jars

Library .jar

  • Right-Click on Library

Jars

  • Select Add JAR(s)

  • Browse to the ActiveMQ install directory

Jars

  • Open the lib directory

Jars

  • Select geronimo-j2ee-management_1.X_spec-1.X.X.jar

  • Click Open

Jars

  • If the scan window opens, click Scan

The jar is added to the library:

Jars

  • Click Apply

The provider is added:

Jars

  • Click OK

The new (or modified) session is available in the HermesJMS manager:

Jars

In order to have configuration loaded, HermesJMS must be restarted.

  • Restart HermesJMS

Add Factory

A connection factory is an object used to create connections to the provider.

Configuration

To get a working Connection Factory you need to add a loader, pick the factory class and select the plugin.

Factory

  • Start with a created session containing a provider for editing

  • Click Edit

Factory

Add Loader

  • Open the Loader menu

Factory

  • Select ActiveMQ-5.x.x

Factory

Add Factory Class

  • Open the Class menu

Factory

  • Select org.apache.activemq.ActiveMQXAConnectionFactory

Factory

Add Plugin

  • Open the Plugin menu

Factory

  • Select ActiveMQ

Factory

  • Click Apply

Factory

  • Click OK

The modified session is now accessible in the HermesJMS manager:

Session

Add Properties

In order for HermesJMS to handle the connections, you need to add plugin and properties properties containing addresses to use for the broker and service.

Configuration

Properties

  • Start with a created session with a connection factory for editing

  • Click Edit

Properties

Plugin Properties

The minimum number of properties to add are the addresses to the broker and to the service:

BrokerName

  • Right-click in the Plugin Property area

Properties

  • Select Add Property

An empty property is added:

Properties

  • Click in the property column

Properties

  • Select the property brokerName

Properties

  • Click in the value column

  • Add the value localhost

Properties

ServiceURL

  • Right-click in the Plugin Property area

Properties

  • Select Add Property

An empty property is added:

Properties

  • Click in the property column

Properties

  • Select the property serviceURL

Properties

  • Click in the value column

  • Add the value service:jmx:rmi:///jndi/rmi://localhost:1099/jmxrmi

Properties

Connection Factory Property

To add a Connection Factory property for the address to the broker:

  • Right-click in the Connection properties area

Properties

  • Select Add Property

An empty property is added:

Properties

  • Click in the property column

Properties

  • Select the property brokerURL

Properties

  • Click in the value column

  • Add the value tcp://localhost:61616

Properties

  • Click Apply

Properties

  • Click OK

The modified session is now accessible in the HermesJMS manager:

Session

Add Topics

A topic is a publish-subscriber destination that can have any number of senders and receivers. Every message can be consumed by multiple receivers.

Configuration

Properties

  • Start with a created session with configured properties

Topics

We will add two topics

To add two topics to the session:

First Topic:

Topics

  • Click Create Topic

Topics

  • Enter a topic Name)
  • Enter a ShortName)
  • Click OK

Topics

Second Topic

Topics

  • Click Create Topic

Topics

  • Enter a topic Name (e.g. TestQ2)

  • Enter a ShortName)
  • Click OK

Topics

In order to have configuration loaded, HermesJMS must be restarted.

  • Restart HermesJMS

Sample Configuration

After performing the necessary steps, we have a finished HermesJMS configuration, using an ActiveMQ session.

Configuration

The session is available in the HermesJMS manager:

HermesJMS

The created session in HermesJMS named activeMQSession, containing two queues, and two topics which we can use from within SoapUI.

HermesJMS