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K8s Deployment Sample 3: JMS Sender/Receiver

Let's define a JMS (sender and receiver) scenario using WSO2 Micro Integrator and deploy it on your Kubernetes environment.


Step 1: Create the integration solution

Follow the steps given below.

  1. Open WSO2 Integration Studio.
  2. In the Getting Started view, click New Integration Project

  3. In the New Integration Project dialog box, give a name for the integration project and select the following check boxes: Create ESB Configs, Create Composite Exporter, and Create Kubernetes Exporter.

    Create ESB Config Project

  4. Click Next and enter the following details for your Kubernetes Exporter.

    Create Kubernetes Project

    Parameter Description
    Kubernetes Exporter Name Give a unique name for the project.
    Integration Name This name will be used to identify the integration solution in the kubernetes custom resource. Let's use jms-example as the integration name for this example.
    Number of Replicas Specify the number of pods that should be created in the kubernetes cluster.
    Base Image Repository Specify the base Micro Integrator Docker image for your solution. For this example, let's use the Micro Integrator docker image from the WSO2 public docker registry: wso2/wso2mi.

    Note that the image value format should be 'docker_user_name/repository_name'.
    Base Image Tag Give a tag name for the base Docker image.
    Target Image Repository The Docker repository to which the Docker image will be pushed: 'docker_user_name/repository_name'.
    Target Image Tag Give a tag name for the Docker image.

  5. Add the following proxy service configuration to your project. This service listens to messages from ActiveMQ and publishes to another queue in ActiveMQ.

    1. Right-click ESB Config in the project explorer, go to New -> Proxy Service and create a custom proxy service named JmsSenderListener.

      Create ESB Config Project

    2. You can then use the Source View to copy the following configuration.


      Be sure to update the tcp://localhost:61616 URL given below with the actual/connecting URL that will be reachable from the Kubernetes pod.

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <proxy name="JmsSenderListener" startOnLoad="true" transports="jms" xmlns="">
                          <address uri="jms:/secondQueue?transport.jms.ConnectionFactoryJNDIName=QueueConnectionFactory&amp;java.naming.factory.initial=org.apache.activemq.jndi.ActiveMQInitialContextFactory&amp;java.naming.provider.url=failover:(tcp://localhost:61616,tcp://localhost:61617)?randomize=false&amp;transport.jms.DestinationType=queue">
          <parameter name="transport.jms.SessionAcknowledgement">AUTO_ACKNOWLEDGE</parameter>
          <parameter name="transport.jms.Destination">$SYSTEM:destination</parameter>
          <parameter name="transport.jms.ConnectionFactoryType">firstQueue</parameter>
          <parameter name="transport.jms.ContentType">$SYSTEM:contenttype</parameter>
          <parameter name="java.naming.provider.url">$SYSTEM:jmsurl</parameter>
          <parameter name="transport.jms.SessionTransacted">false</parameter>
          <parameter name="transport.jms.ConnectionFactoryJNDIName">$SYSTEM:jmsconfac</parameter>
          <parameter name="transport.jms.UserName">$SYSTEM:jmsuname</parameter>
          <parameter name="transport.jms.Password">$SYSTEM:jmspass</parameter>
  6. Open the integration_cr.yaml file inside the Kubernetes exporter and add the environment variables as shown below. These values will be injected to the parameters defined in the proxy service.


    Be sure to update the tcp://localhost:61616 URL in the above configuration with the actual/connecting URL that will be reachable from the Kubernetes pod.

    apiVersion: ""
    kind: "Integration"
      name: "jms"
      replicas: 1
      image: "Docker/image/path/to/the/JMSSenderListner"
      port: 8290
      - name: "jmsconfac"
        value: "TopicConnectionFactory"
      - name: "jmsuname"
        value: "admin"
      - name: "destination"
        value: "queue"
      - name: "jmsurl"
        value: "tcp://localhost:61616"
      - name: "jmspass"
        value: "admin"
      - name: "contenttype"
        value: "application/xml"

Finally, the created Maven Multi Module project should look as follows:

Hello World Project

Step 2: Update JMS configurations

  1. Uncomment the following two commands in the Dockerfile inside the Kubernetes project.
    COPY Libs/*.jar $WSO2_SERVER_HOME/lib/
    COPY Conf/* $WSO2_SERVER_HOME/conf/
  2. Download Apache ActiveMQ.
  3. Copy the following client libraries from the <ACTIVEMQ_HOME>/lib directory to the <MAVEN_MULTI_MODULE>/<KUBERNETES_PROJECT>/Lib directory.

    ActiveMQ 5.8.0 and above

    • activemq-broker-5.8.0.jar
    • activemq-client-5.8.0.jar
    • activemq-kahadb-store-5.8.0.jar
    • geronimo-jms_1.1_spec-1.1.1.jar
    • geronimo-j2ee-management_1.1_spec-1.0.1.jar
    • geronimo-jta_1.0.1B_spec-1.0.1.jar
    • hawtbuf-1.9.jar
    • Slf4j-api-1.6.6.jar
    • activeio-core-3.1.4.jar (available in the /lib/optional directory)

    Earlier version of ActiveMQ

    • activemq-core-5.5.1.jar
    • geronimo-j2ee-management_1.0_spec-1.0.jar
    • geronimo-jms_1.1_spec-1.1.1.jar
  4. Open the deployment.toml file in your Kubernetes project and add the following content to enable the JMS sender and listener:


    Be sure to update the tcp://localhost:61616 URL in the above configuration with the actual/connecting URL that will be reachable from the Kubernetes pod.

    hostname = "localhost"
    file_name = "wso2carbon.jks"
    password = "wso2carbon"
    alias = "wso2carbon"
    key_password = "wso2carbon"
    file_name = "client-truststore.jks"
    password = "wso2carbon"
    alias = "symmetric.key.value"
    algorithm = "AES"
    name = "default"
    parameter.initial_naming_factory = "org.apache.activemq.jndi.ActiveMQInitialContextFactory"
    parameter.provider_url = "tcp://localhost:61616"
    parameter.connection_factory_name = "QueueConnectionFactory"
    parameter.connection_factory_type = "queue"
    protocol = "jms"

Step 3: Build and Push the Docker image


Be sure to start your Docker instance before building the image. If Docker is not started, the build process will fail.

There are two ways to build a Docker image of the integration solution and push it to your Docker registry:

  • Using Maven:

    Before you begin

    You need Maven 3.5.2 or a later version when you build the Docker image manually (without using WSO2 Integration Studio).

    1. Open a terminal and navigate to the integration project.
    2. Execute the following command.

      Be sure to specify the user name and password of the correct Docker registry.

      mvn clean install -Dmaven.test.skip=true -Ddockerfile.username={username} -Ddockerfile.password={password} 

    This will build the Docker image and then push it to the specified Docker registry.

  • Using WSO2 Integration Studio:

    1. Open the pom.xml file in the Kubernetes exporter.
    2. Ensure that the composite exporter is selected under Dependencies and click Build & Push.

    3. In the dialog box that opens, enter the credentials of your Docker registry to which the image should be pushed.

      docker registry credentials

    4. Click Push Image.

Run the docker image ls command to verify that the Docker image is created.

Step 4: Deploy the solution in K8s


Before you begin:

Follow the steps given below:

  1. Open the integration_cr.yaml file from the Kubernetes project in WSO2 Integration Studio.
  2. See that the integration details of the jms-example solution is updated.
  3. Open a terminal, navigate to the location of your integration_cr.yaml file, and execute the following command to deploy the integration solution into the Kubernetes cluster:
    kubectl apply -f integration_cr.yaml

When the integration is successfully deployed, it should create the jms-example integration, jms-example-deployment, jms-example-service, and ei-operator-ingress as follows:


The ei-operator-ingress will not be created if you have disabled the ingress controller.

kubectl get integration

jms-example   Running                   2m

kubectl get deployment

NAME                     READY   UP-TO-DATE   AVAILABLE   AGE
jms-example-deployment   1/1     1            1           2m

kubectl get services
NAME                     TYPE        CLUSTER-IP       EXTERNAL-IP   PORT(S)       AGE
jms-example-service      ClusterIP   <none>        8290/TCP      2m
kubernetes               ClusterIP        <none>        443/TCP       2d
k8s-ei-operator          ClusterIP     <none>        443/TCP       1d

kubectl get ingress
NAME                  HOSTS     ADDRESS     PORTS     AGE
ei-operator-ingress   wso2ei   80, 443   2m

This will create a new queue called queue in ActiveMQ.

Step 5: Test the deployment

Send a message to this queue. The proxy service you added in step 3 above will listen to this message and send that message to a new queue called secondQueue.