ActiveMQ is a powerful open-source messaging server from Apache that supports multiple protocols for high-performance communication between distributed systems or applications. It is designed to ensure the reliable exchange of messages across different systems, thereby facilitating a seamless and asynchronous mode of communication. ActiveMQ is known for its robustness, scalability, and flexibility, making it a popular choice for implementing complex messaging patterns like queues, topics, and publish/subscribe models in enterprise-grade applications.

One of ActiveMQ's key strengths is its support for a wide range of cross-language clients and protocols, including OpenWire, Stomp, MQTT, and AMQP, allowing for interoperability across diverse IT ecosystems. This ensures that applications written in different languages or running on different platforms can communicate effectively, enhancing the system's overall flexibility and integration capabilities.

ActiveMQ's architecture is designed to support high availability and clustered configurations, providing failover and load-balancing capabilities to ensure continuous operation and scalability to handle high volumes of messages. With its comprehensive set of features for message brokering, such as message persistence, transaction support, and security, ActiveMQ serves as a critical backbone for systems requiring reliable, real-time data exchange, making it indispensable for modern, distributed application architectures.

Integrating ActiveMQ with groundcover

To start accessing granular insights, just follow these 2 super easy steps:

Step 1: Enable Custom Metrics

Follow our quick guide on how to enable scraping custom metrics on groundcover.

Step 2: Import dashboard using Grafana ID

In the groundcover platform, go to Dashboards -> New -> Import.

In the box titled "Import via", enter one of the following dashboard IDs, then click "Load".

IDNameDescriptionMore Info





Amazon MQ (ActiveMQ)

This dashboard shows the key broker metrics from CloudWatch for Active MQ.


OpenNMS ActiveMQ

Monitor the backbone of OpenNMS

That's it!

You can now see the imported dashboard in your list of Dashboards and start using it immediately.

You can repeat this action to load as many of these dashboards as you like.

If you import more than one of these dashboards, you may find it useful to create a ActiveMQ Dashboards Folder in groundcover.

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