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Last Updated on August 28, 2022 by Vikash Ekka

How to Install RabbitMQ Server on Ubuntu 20.04 & 18.04 LTS | vetechno
How to Install RabbitMQ Server on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

RabbitMQ is one of the most popular open-source message broker software. RabbitMQ is a lightweight application/software available for most popular operating systems like Ubuntu, windows. It implements the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) and Streaming Text Oriented Messaging Protocol, Message Queuing Telemetry Transport, and other protocols via Plugins. RabbitMQ supports multiple messaging protocols.

To meet high-scale, high-availability requirements, RabbitMQ can be easily deployed in distributed and federated configurations.

RabbitMQ is written in the Erlang programming language, it offers support for client interfaces and libraries for all major programming languages including NodeJS, Python, PHP, Java, etc.

RabbitMQ is a message-queuing / message-broker software that is used for sending and receiving messages between distributed systems, applications, and services.

In this tutorial we will help you to install RabbitMQ server on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu18.04 LTS.

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Prerequisites :-

1. sudo user privileges

Let’s get started step by step:-

Step1. Update the current packages.

vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Step2. Remove erlang packages if already installed on your system.

vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo apt purge erlang*

Step3. Add RabbitMQ Repository on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

vikash@vetechno:~$   echo 'deb http://www.rabbitmq.com/debian/ testing main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rabbitmq.list 

deb http://www.rabbitmq.com/debian/ testing main
vikash@vetechno:~$ wget -O- https://www.rabbitmq.com/rabbitmq-release-signing-key.asc | sudo apt-key add - 

--2021-10-18 00:37:46--  https://www.rabbitmq.com/rabbitmq-release-signing-key.asc
Resolving www.rabbitmq.com (www.rabbitmq.com)...,,, ...
Connecting to www.rabbitmq.com (www.rabbitmq.com)||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 3187 (3.1K) [application/pgp-signature]
Saving to: ‘STDOUT’

-                                 100%[==========================================================>]   3.11K  --.-KB/s    in 0.001s  

2021-10-18 00:37:47 (3.80 MB/s) - written to stdout [3187/3187]

Step4. Install RabbitMQ Server on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo apt update

vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo apt install rabbitmq-server
... .... .... ... .....
... .... .... ... .....
... .... .... ... .....
Suggested packages:
  erlang erlang-manpages erlang-doc xsltproc fop erlang-ic-java libmyodbc odbc-postgresql tdsodbc unixodbc-bin lksctp-tools
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  erlang-asn1 erlang-base erlang-corba erlang-crypto erlang-diameter erlang-edoc erlang-eldap erlang-erl-docgen erlang-eunit
  erlang-ic erlang-inets erlang-mnesia erlang-nox erlang-odbc erlang-os-mon erlang-parsetools erlang-public-key
  erlang-runtime-tools erlang-snmp erlang-ssh erlang-ssl erlang-syntax-tools erlang-tools erlang-xmerl libodbc1 libsctp1
  rabbitmq-server socat
0 upgraded, 28 newly installed, 0 to remove and 9 not upgraded.
Need to get 24.8 MB of archives.
After this operation, 41.5 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y

Step5. Start RabbitMQ Service

vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo update-rc.d rabbitmq-server defaults
vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo service rabbitmq-server status
vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo service rabbitmq-server start / stop 
Step6. Enable RabbitMQ to start at system boot.

vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo update-rc.d rabbitmq-server defaults


vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo systemctl enable rabbitmq-server
vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo systemctl start rabbitmq-server
vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo systemctl stop rabbitmq-server

Step7. Create Admin user for RabbitMQ Server.

By default, rabbitmq creates a user named “guest” with password “guest”. We can also create our own administrator account on RabbitMQ server using the following commands.

vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo rabbitmqctl add_user admin password 
vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo rabbitmqctl set_user_tags admin administrator
vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo rabbitmqctl set_permissions -p / admin ".*" ".*" ".*"
Step8. Setup RabbitMQ Web Management Console dashboard.

RabbitMQ additionally presents a web management console for controlling the entire RabbitMQ. To enable web management console run the following command on your system

vikash@vetechno:~$   rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management 
RabbitMQ Web Management Console dashboard can be accessed on port 15672

Login with Username:- admin & password:- password

How to Install RabbitMQ Server on Ubuntu 20.04 & 18.04 LTS | vetechno


Congratulation you have successfully installed RabbitMQ Server on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS . Please let me know in the comment section if you are facing any issue while installing.
Happy Installing..!!!!

By Vikash Ekka

Hi All, My name is Vikash Ekka from India. I’m the founder and tech editor of https://www.vetechno.in. I have completed my Graduation in BCA. I love to write technical articles like Windows, Linux & MAC Tutorials, Tips, Tricks, How To fix, Tutorials About Ethical Hacking & Cyber Security Guide, and Software Review. Currently, I have been working as an IT professional since 2018.

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