Available as of Camel 2.10
The direct-vm: component provides direct, synchronous invocation of any consumers in the JVM when a producer sends a message exchange.
This component differs from the Direct component in that Direct-VM supports communication across CamelContext instances - so you can use this mechanism to communicate across web applications (provided that camel-core.jar is on the system/boot classpath).
At runtime you can swap in new consumers, by stopping the existing consumer(s) and start new consumers.
This component allows also to connect routes deployed in different OSGI Bundles as you can see here after. Even if they are running in different bundles, the camel routes will use
Where someName can be any string to uniquely identify the endpoint
In the route below we use the direct component to link the two routes together:
And now in another CamelContext, such as another OSGi bundle
And the sample using spring DSL: