Vert.x Component

Available as of Camel version 2.12

The vertx component is for working with the Vertx EventBus.

The vertx EventBus sends and receives JSON events.

INFO:From Camel 2.16 onwards vertx 3 is in use which requires Java 1.8 at runtime.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
    <artifactId>camel-vertx</artifactId>
    <version>x.x.x</version>
    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

URI format

vertx:channelName[?options]

Options

The Vert.x component supports 7 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

vertxFactory (advanced)

To use a custom VertxFactory implementation

VertxFactory

host (common)

Hostname for creating an embedded clustered EventBus

String

port (common)

Port for creating an embedded clustered EventBus

int

vertxOptions (common)

Options to use for creating vertx

VertxOptions

vertx (common)

To use the given vertx EventBus instead of creating a new embedded EventBus

Vertx

timeout (common)

Timeout in seconds to wait for clustered Vertx EventBus to be ready. The default value is 60.

60

int

resolveProperty Placeholders (advanced)

Whether the component should resolve property placeholders on itself when starting. Only properties which are of String type can use property placeholders.

true

boolean

The Vert.x endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

vertx:address

with the following path and query parameters:

Path Parameters (1 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

address

Required Sets the event bus address used to communicate

String

Query Parameters (5 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

pubSub (common)

Whether to use publish/subscribe instead of point to point when sending to a vertx endpoint.

Boolean

bridgeErrorHandler (consumer)

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

false

boolean

exceptionHandler (consumer)

To let the consumer use a custom ExceptionHandler. Notice if the option bridgeErrorHandler is enabled then this option is not in use. By default the consumer will deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

ExceptionHandler

exchangePattern (consumer)

Sets the exchange pattern when the consumer creates an exchange.

ExchangePattern

synchronous (advanced)

Sets whether synchronous processing should be strictly used, or Camel is allowed to use asynchronous processing (if supported).

false

boolean

Spring Boot Auto-Configuration

When using Spring Boot make sure to use the following Maven dependency to have support for auto configuration:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
  <artifactId>camel-vertx-starter</artifactId>
  <version>x.x.x</version>
  <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

The component supports 8 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

camel.component.vertx.enabled

Enable vertx component

true

Boolean

camel.component.vertx.host

Hostname for creating an embedded clustered EventBus

String

camel.component.vertx.port

Port for creating an embedded clustered EventBus

Integer

camel.component.vertx.resolve-property-placeholders

Whether the component should resolve property placeholders on itself when starting. Only properties which are of String type can use property placeholders.

true

Boolean

camel.component.vertx.timeout

Timeout in seconds to wait for clustered Vertx EventBus to be ready. The default value is 60.

60

Integer

camel.component.vertx.vertx

To use the given vertx EventBus instead of creating a new embedded EventBus. The option is a io.vertx.core.Vertx type.

String

camel.component.vertx.vertx-factory

To use a custom VertxFactory implementation. The option is a io.vertx.core.spi.VertxFactory type.

String

camel.component.vertx.vertx-options

Options to use for creating vertx. The option is a io.vertx.core.VertxOptions type.

String

Camel 2.12.3: Whether to use publish/subscribe instead of point to point when sending to a vertx endpoint.

You can append query options to the URI in the following format, ?option=value&option=value&...

Connecting to the existing Vert.x instance

If you would like to connect to the Vert.x instance already existing in your JVM, you can set the instance on the component level:

Vertx vertx = ...;
VertxComponent vertxComponent = new VertxComponent();
vertxComponent.setVertx(vertx);
camelContext.addComponent("vertx", vertxComponent);