Qpid Exchanges Test

An Exchange is a named entity within the virtual host which receives messages from producers and routes them to matching Queues within the virtual host. When using Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP), the application may route messages using an exchange (to take advantage of exchange's routing behaviours), or it may route directly to a queue (if point to point messaging is required). This test helps the administrators to monitor whether/not the current state of the Exchange is active, ensuring that the messages received from the producer are properly routed to the Queues without any discrepancies.

Target of the test : Apache Qpid Java Broker

Agent deploying the test : An internal/remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each Exchange in the target Apache Qpid Java Broker.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the target server that is being monitored.


The port number through which the Apache Qpid Java Broker communicates. The default port is 8080.


By default, the eG agent executes REST APIs on the target component to collect the required metrics. For the eG agent to execute the REST APIs, a user with monitoring privilege is required. Specify the name of such a user in this text box.


Specify the password corresponding to the user mentioned in the Username text box here.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.


By default, the SSL flag is set to No, indicating that the target Apache Qpid Java Broker is not SSL-enabled by default. To enable the test to connect to an SSL-enabled Apache Qpid Java Broker, set the SSL flag to Yes.


Specify the duration (in seconds) within which the query executed by this test should time out in this text box.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation


Indicates the current state of this Exchange.


The values reported by this measure and its numeric equivalents are mentioned in the table below:

Measure Value

Numeric Value
Stopped 0
Quiesced 50
Uninitialized 60
Unavailable 70
Errored 80
Deleted 90
Active 100


By default, this measure reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate the current state of this Exchange.

Binding count

Indicates the current number of bindings to this exchange.


A very high value is desired for this measure since bindings are rules that exchanges use to route messages to queues.

Data dropped

Indicates the total size of all unrouted messages dropped by this exchange.


A very low value is desired for these measures.

Data in

Indicates the total size of messages received by this exchange.



Messages dropped

Indicates the number of unrouted messages dropped by this exchange.


A very low value is desired for these measures.

Messages in

Indicates the number of messages received by this exchange.