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From Claus Ibsen <>
Subject Re: Validating Connection Pools and Counting # of Connections
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2012 06:19:55 GMT
What connection pooling library are you using? activemq-pool or something else?

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 11:01 PM, edub <> wrote:
> Hello
> This is sort-of a cross between Camel and ActiveMQ, but I cannot determine
> which side it falls under.  I have a camel context that connects with 2
> routes.  One of the routes consumes from a network of brokers (8 total) and
> another produces to that same network.  In production I will have many of
> these sites so I’m trying to reduce my connection count as much as possible.
> I have connection pooling set up and I was under the impression that a
> producer and consumer would share the same connection.  However, unless I’m
> reading it wrong, under the connections tree, or tab in the webconsole, I’m
> seeing connections on almost all my brokers.  I’m using a failover URI with
> all 8 broker URLs listed.  The brokers are configured with the
> “auto-rebalance” setting.
> It appears my consumers are all connected to the same broker no matter what,
> so I assume that connection pooling is working in this case.  However, I
> cannot validate that the producer is sharing the same connection or not.
> I’m noticing, that almost all my brokers list a connection coming from this
> server when auto-balance is enabled.  When I shut down the routes,  all
> connections go away.  So I’m having a difficult time determing if my
> connection pooling is working or not.
> I guess I need to understand if a prodcuer can share a connection with a
> consumer, if so, how can I validate that is really happening  and should I
> be seeing all these other connections to the other brokers?
> I’m using ActiveMQ 5.6 with a mix of clients from 5.4.2 to 5.6 and getting
> the same results.  I’m happy to share any other detais, but I’m not really
> sure what else is relavant at this time.
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Claus Ibsen
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