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Date Mon, 02 Nov 2009 12:51:00 GMT
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     <h2><a href="">Route
Throttling Example</a></h2>
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         <h2><a name="RouteThrottlingExample-RouteThrottlingExample"></a>Route
Throttling Example</h2>
<p><b>Available as of Camel 2.1</b></p>

<h3><a name="RouteThrottlingExample-About"></a>About</h3>
<p>This example shows how to use the new feature <a href="/confluence/display/CAMEL/RoutePolicy"
title="RoutePolicy">RoutePolicy</a> to dynamically at runtime to throttle routes
based on metrics gathered by the current number of inflight exchanges. </p>

<p>What it means is that Camel will dynamic throttle the routes based on the flow of
messages being processed at runtime.</p>

<p>The example have 3 routes where as two of the routes are input routes, and the last
is the processing route<br/>
1. route1: from("jms") - input from a JMS queue<br/>
2. route2: from("file") - input from a file folder<br/>
3. route3: from("seda") - processing of the input messages, this one simulates CPU work by
delaying the messages 100 mills.</p>

<h3><a name="RouteThrottlingExample-Howitworks"></a>How it works</h3>
<p>When the example runs we have a dependency from the routes as follows:</p>
	<li>route1 -&gt; route3</li>
	<li>route2 -&gt; route3</li>

<p>What the example demonstrates is that Camel is capable of dynamic throttling route1
and route2 based on the total flow of messages. At runtime Camel gathers the current inflight
exchanges in a registry which is used for metrics.</p>

<p>So when the flow is going <em>too fast</em> then the <a href="/confluence/display/CAMEL/RoutePolicy"
title="RoutePolicy">RoutePolicy</a> kicks in and <tt>suspends</tt> route1
and/or route2. The current inflight exchanges will continue to be processed and when we are
below a <em>threshold</em> then the <a href="/confluence/display/CAMEL/RoutePolicy"
title="RoutePolicy">RoutePolicy</a> kicks in again and <tt>resumes</tt>
route1 and/or route2.</p>

<p>Camel provides the throttling policy in the <tt>org.apache.camel.impl.ThrottlingRoutePolicy</tt>.</p>

<h3><a name="RouteThrottlingExample-Howtorun"></a>How to run</h3>
<p>The example has 3 maven goals to run the example</p>

<p><tt>mvn compile exec:java -PCamelServer</tt> - starts the Camel Server
which contains the 3 routes and where you should check its log output for how it goes.</p>

<p><tt>mvn compile exec:java -PCamelClient</tt> - is a client that sends
10000 JMS messages to the JMS broker which is consumed by route1. The Server must be started

<p><tt>mvn compile exec:java -PCamelFileClient</tt> - is a client that creates
5000 files that are consumed by route2. The server may be started beforehand, but its not

<p>So at first you start the server. Then at any time you can run a client at will.
For example you can run the JMS client and let it run to completion at the server. You can
see at the server console logging that it reports the progress. And at sometime it will reach
10000 messages processed. You can then start the client again if you like.</p>

<p>You can also start the other client to create the files which then let the example
be a bit more complicated as we have concurrent processing of JMS messages and files at the
same time. And where as both of these should be dynamic throttled so we wont go <em>too

<h3><a name="RouteThrottlingExample-Howtochange"></a>How to change</h3>
<p>You can check the file <tt>src/main/resources/META-INF/spring/camel-server.xml</tt>
file where you can see the configuration of the dynamic throttler. By default its configured

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<pre class="code-xml"><span class="code-tag">&lt;bean id=<span class="code-quote">"myPolicy"</span>
class=<span class="code-quote">"org.apache.camel.impl.ThrottlingRoutePolicy"</span>&gt;</span>
    &lt;!-- define the scope to be context scoped so we measure against total inflight
         that means for both route1, route2 and route3 all together --&gt;
    <span class="code-tag">&lt;property name=<span class="code-quote">"scope"</span>
value=<span class="code-quote">"Context"</span>/&gt;</span>
    <span class="code-tag"><span class="code-comment">&lt;!-- when we hit
&gt;</span> 30 inflight exchanges then kick in and suspend the routes --&gt;</span>
    <span class="code-tag">&lt;property name=<span class="code-quote">"maxInflightExchanges"</span>
value=<span class="code-quote">"30"</span>/&gt;</span>
    &lt;!-- when we hit lower than 10% of the max = 3 then kick in and resume the routes
         the default percentage is 70% but in this demo we want a low value --&gt;
    <span class="code-tag">&lt;property name=<span class="code-quote">"resumePercentOfMax"</span>
value=<span class="code-quote">"10"</span>/&gt;</span>
    <span class="code-tag"><span class="code-comment">&lt;!-- output throttling
activity at WARN level --&gt;</span></span>
    <span class="code-tag">&lt;property name=<span class="code-quote">"loggingLevel"</span>
value=<span class="code-quote">"WARN"</span>/&gt;</span>
<span class="code-tag">&lt;/bean&gt;</span>

<p>You can then change this and restart the server to see the changes in effect.</p>

<h3><a name="RouteThrottlingExample-JMXmanagement"></a>JMX management</h3>
<p>At runtime you can manage the <tt>ThrottlingRoutePolicy</tt> at runtime
as its listed under services in the JConsole.<br/>
For example you can change the option <tt>maxInflightExchanges</tt> while its
running to find a more suitable value.</p>

<p>The screenshot below illustrates it from a JConsole.<br/>
<img src="/confluence/download/attachments/5604305/throttling services.png" align="absmiddle"
border="0" /></p>

<p>See more at <a href="/confluence/display/CAMEL/Camel+JMX" title="Camel JMX">using
JMX with Camel</a>.</p>

<h3><a name="RouteThrottlingExample-SeeAlso"></a>See Also</h3>
<ul class="alternate" type="square">
	<li><a href="/confluence/display/CAMEL/Examples" title="Examples">Examples</a></li>
	<li><a href="/confluence/display/CAMEL/RoutePolicy" title="RoutePolicy">RoutePolicy</a></li>

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