Monitoring Camel Application


I am extremely delighted to get the result for my quest while searching for a monitoring tool. Camel as a Integration framework, has lot of simplicity and features.

The major concern of any middleware architect is to have a good monitoring and administration tool around his product stack.

There are multiple options for this.. a) Writing a custom application to monitor your camel context b) Using a Business Activity Monitor to showcase your camel context activities c) Buy a costly rich monitoring tool and install it. While evaluating these cases I found this tool through the camel website itself, called ‘ HAWT ‘.


What HAWT can do ?

The great advantages of HAWT.

1) Built on HTML5: Intuitive, Simple & Swift

2) Apache Licensed: Permissive, Build any solution on top of it or reuse.


Testing HAWT:

1) Download HAWT as a WAR file and just deploy in your application server.

2) Access it here: http://localhost:8080/hawtio/ ( You should rename the war to ‘ hawtio.war ‘ )

3) Build camel-example-cxf-tomcat from the camel examples directory and deploy it to your Application server.

4) Enjoying monitoring the application on HAWT


Some of the interesting snapshots from HAWT.

A simple article on HAWT dashboard from Claus Ibsen:

Happy Monitoring

Gnanaguru Sattanathan

Gnanaguru Sattanathan

I am a Integration developer and a open source enthusiast. My areas of interest includes Enterprise messaging & SOA. Twitter: @tallguru

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2 Responses

  1. Many thanks for a great blog post & your kind words on hawtio :) Any chance we could use your screenshots on the hawtio website? More details here:

    e.g. here’s the screenshot directory so we can easily link them from the home page etc.

    Incidentally image 4 (on the bottom left of your post) looks like it should be a real time chart; if you leave the page there for 10-20 seconds you should see real time charts fill (from the right hand side). This only works if you have an update rate setup currently (e.g. every 1 or 2 seconds) – see the Preferences tab. Were charts working for you or did you just take the screenshot pretty quick after navigating to the screen?

    • Gnanaguru Sattanathan Gnanaguru says:

      Thanks James, I am very happy to help you with my screenshots. You can anyway link my article/screenshots. Let me know if I can help you better.


      I will try modifying the preferences, thanks for the idea.

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