RabbitMQ tutorial for beginners

In this tutorial, I will witten about RabbitMQ: Install, configuration, and example. RabbitMQ is a message broker, written in Erlang. Now, let’s go to the RabbitMQ tutorial for beginners.

It is transferring data ( messages) between several services: one service adds a message to the queue, the other receives these messages.

How to install and Run use RabbitMQ


# apt install rabbitmq-server


# yum -y install epel-release
# yum -y install erlang socat
# wget https://www.rabbitmq.com/releases/rabbitmq-server/v3.6.10/rabbitmq-server-3.6.10-1.el7.noarch.rpm
# rpm --import https://www.rabbitmq.com/rabbitmq-release-signing-key.asc
# rpm -Uvh rabbitmq-server-3.6.10-1.el7.noarch.rpm


# docker run docker pull rabbitmq

RabbitMQ tutorial for beginners


The Documentation here

To view active plugin use list

$ sudo rabbitmq-plugins list

Show activate the plugin RabbitMQ Management

$ sudo rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management

Active plugins are stored in a file /etc/rabbitmq/enabled_plugins

$ cat /etc/rabbitmq/enabled_plugins


The documention here

rabbitmq_management active API support on port 15672

# netstat -nplt | grep 15672

Example check it

# curl -i -u guest:guest localhost:15672/api/overview


Document here


The Documentation here. It is mainly for managing nodes in a cluster – adding, deleting, rebooting, managing logs.

# rabbitmqctl status

View users

# rabbitmqctl list_users


After activating the plugin, the web interface for managing the server on port 15672.

Add a new user And the rights to everything. User access is guest denied by default.

# rabbitmqctl add_user test test
# rabbitmqctl set_user_tags test administrator
# rabbitmqctl set_permissions -p / test ".*" ".*" ".*"

There are three basic concepts for RabbitMQ

  • producer: the client doing the sending of the message
  • queue: the actual message queue
  • consumer: the client receiving messages from the queue
  • exchange: receives messages from the producer, and sends them to queues according to its type


To work with RabbitMQ, AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol) support is required. we will install for python pika

$ sudo yum install python-pika

Sending a message

To create a script for the producer.

#!/usr/bin/env python
import pika

connection = pika.BlockingConnection(pika.ConnectionParameters('localhost'))
channel = connection.channel()


                     body='Hello World!')

print(" [x] Sent 'Hello World!'")


Run the script

$ ./producerScript.py

check with rabbitmqadmin

# rabbitmqadmin get queue='hello'

List of queues with rabbitmqctl

# rabbitmqctl list_queues

Receiving a message

The second script – consumertest.py- will receive a message from the queue

#!/usr/bin/env python
import pika

connection = pika.BlockingConnection(pika.ConnectionParameters('localhost'))
channel = connection.channel()


def callback(ch, method, properties, body):
    print(" [x] Received %r" % body)


print(' [*] Waiting for messages. To exit press CTRL+C')

Run it

# ./consumer.py

We check the queue – now it’s empty here

# rabbitmqctl list_queues


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