Installing RabbitMQ Server on Windows is straightforward and should only take a few miniutes to complete the install and configure. In the below setup we will install RabbitMQ on a Windows 7 client that we will then further use for some example Visual Basic.net.
Firstly RabbitMQ has a dependency on Erlang so we need to download either the 32 or 64bit version from www.erlang.org/download first.
Once downloaded run through the Erlang setup and accept all the defaults. Next we need to download and install RabbitMQ for Windows from www.rabbitmq.com/download
When running the RabbitMQ setup you will get prompted to allow two firewall exceptions, select the network profile you want to allow the exception for and then click on allow.
If everything has gone successfully you should now see a RabbitMQ Server all programs menu option and also a RabbitMQ windows service.
Now that RabbitMQ is installed we can install the managment plugin which is done via the RabbitMQ command line. Navigate to all programs and then run the “RabbitMQ Command Prompt” as administrator, one the command prompt opens navigate to the sbin directory by running the following
CD %PROGRAMFILES%\RabbitMQ Server\rabbitmq_server_2.7.1\sbin\
Next we need to install the management plugin by running the following command
rabbitmq-plugins.bat enable rabbitmq_management
Then we need to uninstall and reinstall the RabbitMQ service for the plugin to become active, we do this by running the following three commands:
You should now be able to login to the RabbitMQ management website by going to http://localhost:15672/ and then you can login by using the default user account “guest” with the password “guest”
The managment site gives us a lot of information and insight to what RabbitMQ is doing currently along with historical stats.