The Lagoon RabbitMQ Dockerfile with management plugin installed. Based on the official rabbitmq:3-management image at docker-hub.

This Dockerfile is intended to be used to set up a standalone RabbitMQ queue broker, as well as a base image to set up a cluster with high availability queue support by default (Mirrored queues).

By default, the RabbitMQ broker is started as single node. If you want to start a cluster, you need to use the rabbitmq-cluster Docker image, based on rabbitmq image plus the rabbitmq_peer_discovery_k8s plugin.

Lagoon adaptions

This image is prepared to be used on Lagoon. There are therefore some things already done:

  • Folder permissions are automatically adapted with fix-permissions, so this image will work with a random user.

  • The file /etc/rabbitmq/definitions.json is parsed through envplate with a container-entrypoint.

Included RabbitMQ default schema (definitions.json)

  • To enable the support for Mirrored Queues, at least one policymust exist.

  • In the definitions.json schema file, minimal entities are defined to make the

    container run: virtualhost (vhost), username , and password to access management

    UI, permissions , and policies.

By default, a policy called lagoon-ha is created at startup, but it is not active because it doesn't match any queue's name pattern (see default Environment Variables).

{"vhost":"${RABBITMQ_DEFAULT_VHOST}","name":"lagoon-ha","pattern":"${RABBITMQ_DEFAULT_HA_PATTERN}", "definition":{"ha-mode":"exactly","ha-params":2,"ha-sync-mode":"automatic","ha-sync-batch-size":5}}

By default, the ha-mode is set to exactly which controls the exact number of mirroring nodes for a queue (mirrors). The number of nodes is controller by ha-params.

For further information and custom configuration, please refer to official RabbitMQ documentation.

Environment Variables

Environment variables defined in RabbitMQ base image:

Environment Variable





Username for management UI access.



Password for management UI access.



RabbitMQ main virtualhost.



Regular expression to match for mirrored queues.