The Moogsoft Messaging System (MooMS) is the Message Bus component of Moogsoft AIOps and shares event data. This is subscribed to by the various Moolets.
The Message Bus handles the data it receives (e.g. raw event data, new alerts, Situation activity etc) by placing it in queues, which are lines of messages waiting to be handled.
Moogsoft AIOps does not enforce any size or time limits on queues, so the maximum number of messages in a queue is limited by the available RAM and disk space on the server. It also depends on the size of the alerts and Situations being generated. The size limit is 128kb for Alerts and 64kb for Situations.
Once the maximum number of messages has been reached, the broker drops messages from the front of the queue to make room for new messages. By default, Moogsoft AIOps applications use exclusive transient queues. For example, if Moogsoft AIOps or the broker shuts down or dies then the queue and all of its messages are lost. Durable queues can be enabled using the
message_persistence setting in
$MOOGSOFT_HOME/config/system.conf (see Message Persistence).
By default, Moogsoft AIOps installs with a single RabbitMQ broker running on the same machine as the other components (LAMs, Moogfarmd, the Moolets, etc.).
The out-of-the-box configuration in
$MOOGSOFT_HOME/config/system.conf is as follows:
The username and password always need to match the Message Bus broker configuration. If commented out, a default "guest" user will be used (guest: guest).
You can use zones, or virtual hosts, to share a single RabbitMQ broker cluster among multiple instances of Moogsoft AIOps.
If multiple instances of Moogsoft AIOps share a single RabbitMQ broker then each instance uses a different zone name to prevent message interference. In RabbitMQ, a zone is called a virtual host (
vhost). Clients connecting to one
vhost cannot see messages sent to a different
The default deployment does not use zones. If you specify a zone name, you must also configure a
vhost with the same name in the RabbitMQ broker.
By default, Moogsoft AIOps clients connect to the
vhost specified during
moog-init.sh setup with the "
moogsoft" username and the password.
For distributed installations using multiple RabbitMQ brokers, this must be configured. A zone (
vhost) name is required by the
moog-init.sh setup script. See Message System Deployment.
You can control and minimize message loss during a shutdown or failure using the following settings in
Controls whether the Message Bus persists important messages in the event of an application or message broker restart. This affects how the Message Bus handles messages.
The number of attempts to re-send a failed message, used in conjunction with
The time to wait in milliseconds between each resend attempt. The combination of 100 retries and a 200 msec
retry_interval gives a total of 20 seconds, which is typical duration for broker failover in a high availability environment.
Controls whether the message is cached internally and resent. If enabled, a message is cached is an initial retry, controlled by
retry_interval, is a failure.
Specifies how many seconds a cached message lives in the cache list. The system attempts to resend any cached messages in the order in which they were put on the cache until their cache time-to-live (
cache_ttl) value has been reached. Any messages not sent successfully sent is discarded. This value has a direct impact on sender process memory.
Defines the time to wait for confirmation from a RabbitMQ Broker that it has received the sent message.
Moogsoft advises you do not change this value.