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From James Strachan <>
Subject Re: [ANN] hawtio: a new lightweight HTML5 console for Apache Camel, ActiveMQ, JMX, OSGi & Fuse Fabric
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:39:38 GMT
If the feature file doesn't work you could just try this:

* add this line to your etc/org.ops4j.pax.url.mvn.cfg (which won't be
needed once we've released 1.0 soon ;)

org.ops4j.pax.url.mvn.repositories= \

* then in the Karaf / Fuse ESB console try:

   features:install war
   install mvn:io.hawt/hawtio-web/1.0-SNAPSHOT/war

On 25 January 2013 11:32, Martin Stiborský <> wrote:
> Hello,
> it looks really nice…I just give it a try, trying to install it in Karaf,
> where is my Camel project running, but after ~50 minut I wasn't succesfull.
> I was trying to utilize Fuse features.xml, to install hawtio, but that
> wasn't probably good idea :)
> I'll come back to it later, but if there is a easy way how to install
> hawtio as OSGi bundle into Apache Karaf, let me know, please.
> I'm still new in those things, so most probably I just did something wrong,
> or over-complicated :)
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM, James Strachan
> <>wrote:
>> For the impatient just look here :)
>> Background
>> ==========
>> We've had numerous consoles all over the place for some time in
>> various projects like Felix, Karaf, ActiveMQ, Camel, Tomcat, Fuse
>> Fabric to name but a few. Many of them quite heavy weight requiring a
>> custom web app to be deployed (which often is quite large); none
>> particularly working together.
>> We've been working on Fuse Fabric and its management console to
>> provide a more consolidated view of a cluster of Apache integration &
>> middleware technologies. Increasingly we're seeing our users and
>> customers using different combinations of technologies in different
>> containers (e.g. Tomcat + ActiveMQ or Karaf + Camel or Fuse Fabric +
>> Karaf + ActiveMQ + Camel or whatever).
>> So for a few months a few of us have been working on trying to make
>> the various web consoles for things like Apache Camel, ActiveMQ,
>> Felix/Karaf/OSGi & Fuse Fabric (long with more generic things like JMX
>> & OSGi) available as lightweight HTML5 plugins so they can be mixed
>> and matched together to suite any container and combination of
>> technologies that folks deploy in a JVM.
>> hawtio
>> =====
>> The result so far is hawtio:
>> You can deploy it as a WAR in any JVM (or feature in karaf) and it
>> provides a UI console for whatever it finds in the JVM. So it works
>> with Tomcat / Jetty / Karaf / JBoss / Fuse Fabric; and has plugins for
>> JMX, OSGi, ActiveMQ, Camel & Fuse Fabric so far with others on the
>> way.
>> The nice thing is its pretty small (about 1Mb WAR containing all the
>> server side code, HTML, JS, images, CSS etc). The only real server
>> side component is jolokia which is a small (about 300K) REST connector
>> for JMX (which is awesome BTW!) - the rest is static content (which
>> could be served from anywhere so doesn't need to be deployed in each
>> JVM).
>> Its based around a plugin architecture:
>> so its easy to add new plugins for any kind of technology. A plugin is
>> pretty much anything that runs in a browser.
>> The nice thing is hawtio can discover UI plugins at runtime by
>> examining the contents of the JVM or querying REST endpoints; so the
>> UI can update in real time as you deploy new things into a JVM!
>> hawtio, the hawt camel rider
>> ======================
>> A quick summary of the current features for camel folks:
>> * If you have any camel contexts running in a JVM when hawtio starts
>> up it adds an Integration tab which shows all the camel contexts
>> running.
>> * You can start/stop/suspend/resume the context and its routes; then
>> look at all the metrics for routes/endpoints/processors. The Charts
>> tab lets you visualise the real time metrics.
>> * You can create new endpoints; browse endpoints which are browsable &
>> send messages to endpoints (with syntax editing support for JSON / XML
>> / YAML / properties)
>> * You can visualise all the camel routes or a specific camel route for
>> a context in the Diagram tab and see real time metrics of how many
>> messages are passing through each step on the diagram. e.g.
>> * Clicking on a Route allows you to Trace it; when tracing if you send
>> a message into a route then it captures a copy of the message at each
>> point through the route. So you can step through (scroll/click through
>> the table) a route and see the message contents and how the message
>> flows through the EIPs - highlighting where on the diagram each
>> message is. This is very handy for figuring out why your route doesn't
>> work :) Spot where the heading disappears! Or see why the CBR doesn't
>> go where you expected.
>> In general most of the runtime features of the open source Fuse IDE
>> eclipse tooling are now supported in the camel hawtio plugin; so
>> available in a web browser.
>> Summary
>> =======
>> So if you're vaguely interested in web consoles for Apache Camel I
>> urge you to give it a try. We love contributions and feedback!
>> or feel free to raise new issues for how to improve the camel plugin:
>> or if you've an itch for a new kind of plugin please dive in! We
>> should be able to expose existing web apps/consoles as links inside
>> hawtio too BTW.
>> Feedback appreciated! Its hawt, but stay cool! ;)
>> --
>> James
>> -------
>> Red Hat
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>> Open Source Integration
> --
> S pozdravem / Best regards
> Martin Stiborský
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