Enabling RabbitMQ management interface on vRealize Automation appliance

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When using the Event Broker Service in vRealize Automation it may be usefull to access the AMQP management interface. However the this interface is disabled by default. Following steps allow you to enable the AMQP management interface.

  • Connect to the vRA appliance via SSH and login as root
  • Open the RabbitMQ management interface firewall port.
1iptables -I INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 16572 -j ACCEPT
  • Modify the permissions on the enabled_plugins file.
1chmod 644 /etc/rabbitmq/enabled_plugins  
  • Enable the RabbitMQ management interface
1rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management
  • Create new user, grant administrator role and assign permissions on all queues
1rabbitmqctl add_user homelab-adm VMware1!
2rabbitmqctl set_user_tags vermost-adm administrator
3rabbitmqctl set_permissions -p / homelab-adm ".*" ".*" ".*"
  • Restart the AMQP service
1service amqp restart