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starts a RabbitMQ node




RabbitMQ is an open source multi-protocol messaging broker.

Running rabbitmq-server starts a RabbitMQ node in the foreground. The node will display a startup banner and report when startup is complete. To shut down the server, use service management tools or rabbitmqctl(8).



Defaults to /etc/rabbitmq/rabbitmq.conf. Node configuration file path. To learn more, see the RabbitMQ Configuration guide


Defaults to /var/lib/rabbitmq/mnesia. Node data directory will be located (or created) in this directory. To learn more, see the RabbitMQ File and Directory guide


Defaults to /var/log/rabbitmq. Log files generated by the server will be placed in this directory. To learn more, see the RabbitMQ Logging guide


Defaults to "rabbit@". followed by the computed hostname. Can be used to run multiple nodes on the same host. Every node in a cluster must have a unique RABBITMQ_NODENAME To learn more, see the RabbitMQ Clustering guide


By default RabbitMQ will bind to all IPv6 and IPv4 interfaces available. This variable limits the node to one network interface or address family. To learn more, see the RabbitMQ Networking guide


AMQP 0-9-1 and AMQP 1.0 port. Defaults to 5672. To learn more, see the RabbitMQ Networking guide



Start the server process in the background. Note that this will cause the pid not to be written to the pid file.

For example, runs RabbitMQ AMQP server in the background:

rabbitmq-server -detached

See Also

rabbitmqctl(8), rabbitmq-diagnostics(8), rabbitmq-plugins(8), rabbitmq-queues(8), rabbitmq-streams(8), rabbitmq-upgrade(8), rabbitmq-service(8), rabbitmq-env.conf(5), rabbitmq-echopid(8)


The RabbitMQ Team <rabbitmq-core@groups.vmware.com>

Referenced By

rabbitmqctl(8), rabbitmq-diagnostics(8), rabbitmq-echopid(8), rabbitmq-env.conf(5), rabbitmq-plugins(8), rabbitmq-queues(8), rabbitmq-service(8), rabbitmq-streams(8), rabbitmq-upgrade(8).

June 22, 2023