A quick question from someone who looking at options.
If we create a new service / API using the Open ESB product can the ESB Runtime still be purchased to host these within a live environment? If not is there a recommended approach to deploying / hosting them to be used in a live environment which can be monitored with alerts if anything fails?
Yes. If you produce collateral in the Open Source edition and later want to upgrade to the Enterprise edition, you will be able to migrate your code quite easily.
Both the Open Source and the Enterprise product use Apache Karaf for the ESB Runtime. The only difference is that in the Enterprise edition you get more integrated into the ESB Runtime (Apache Karaf).
For work with community runtime in production, You may need also:
- enable (if not) karaf web-console
- add karaf hawtio plugin for monitoring Java
- add apache decanter with - log collectors and appenders, SLA alarms
- add elasticsearch/logstash/kibana - check old versions for work with runtime
plus of course setup some alarms inside Jobs (Routes)
and may be create few additional Jobs for live ping health of most important Jobs/Routes
There I also in process, I have working projects and configurations, but continue experiments
I want to use Hawtio to monitor ou ESB runtimes.
1-I did a first test on a local runtime (On my PC). I can connect successfully from the webconsole http://localhost:8080/hawtio/jvm/connect with these parameters:
2-Now I want to monitor our server runtimes.
I ran these commandes in Karaf:
You can download Hawtio, run its jar file in the JVM completly outside Karaf, then access it locally and parameter it to browse your karaf runtime as well as ActiveMQ is you use it.