Appendix A. Required JARS

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To simplify deploying Red Hat AMQ it is recommended that you place the activemq-all.jar file on the broker's CLASSPATH. It contains all of the classes needed by a message broker. This is the default set up for a Red Hat AMQ installation.
However, if you want more control over the JARs in the broker's CLASSPATH you can add the individual JARs. There are several JARs that are required. In addition, there are a few that are only needed when certain features are used.

Required JARs

The following JARs are installed with AMQ and must be placed on the broker's CLASSPATH:
  • activemq-broker.jar
  • activemq-client.jar
  • activeio-core.jar
  • slf4j-api.jar


The JARs containing the JEE APIs are also required by the broker. These could be located in one of the following locations:
  • the jee.jar from Oracle
  • your JEE container's installation
  • the Geronimo specs JARs:
    • geronimo-spec-jms.jar
    • geronimo-spec-jta.jar
    • geronimo-spec-j2ee-management.jar

Persistent messaging JARs

If you want to use persistent messaging you will need to add JARs to the broker's CLASSPATH for the desired persistence store. The JAR names follow the pattern activemq-store-store. The following message stores are included:
  • activemq-amq-store.jar
  • activemq-jdbc-store.jar
  • activemq-kahadb-store.jar
  • activemq-leveldb-store.jar
Additionally, you will need to include any other JARs required by the persistence manager used by the store:
  • For KahaDB you will need kahadb.jar.
  • For JDBC you will need the JARs for your database's JDBC driver.
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