Solace Container returns 200 but no content on SEMPv2

rothek Member Posts: 7


I have a Solace Container running in Docker (via docker compose) with the following setup:

  image: solace/solace-pubsub-standard:
  restart: always
  shm_size: 1gb
    core: 1
      soft: 2448
      hard: 6592
      condition: on-failure
      max_attempts: 1
    - username_admin_globalaccesslevel=admin
    - username_admin_password=admin
    - system_scaling_maxconnectioncount=100
    - "58080:8080" # Solace PubSub+ Broker Manager
    - "59000:9000" # REST / SEMP
    - "58000:8000" # MQTT over TCP
    - "51883:1883" # MQTT over WebSocket
    - "55672:5672" # AMQP
    - "58008:8008" # JavaScript sample applications
    - "55550:55555" # SMF for Windows & Linux 
    - solace-config-network

this is a container meant for local development/testing. The developers should not have to configure users, queues, ... on their own, so i want to have a file that a dev only has execute once and their solace container is up an ready. My general idea is to create a second container that sends a set of curl requests to solace, both are of course in the same docker network. This is the command the configuration container needs to execute:

  image: alpine/curl  
    - solace-config-network  
    - solace-local  
  command: >    
    sh -c "    
    VPN_DATA='{"msgVpnName": "myVpn"}';    
    USER_DATA='{"clientUsername": "default", "password": "default"}';    
    QUEUE_DATA='{"queueName": "myQueue"}';
    curl -i -X POST 'solace-local:9000/SEMP/v2/config/msgVpns' -u admin:admin -d "'%VPN_DATA'";
    curl -i -X POST 'solace-local:9000/SEMP/v2/config/msgVpns/myVpn/clientUsernames' -u admin:admin -d "'%USER_DATA'";
    curl -i -X POST 'solace-local:9000/SEMP/v2/config/msgVpns/myVpn/queues' -u admin:admin -d "'%QUEUE_DATA'";
    echo Solace configured.

the configuration container is in the 'solace-config-network' (which is defined inthe same docker compose file as well) and everything seems to be fine since every post request returns 200 OK, but when checking the solace gui nothing is created. no vpn, nothing else. I also tried sending these requests via Postman - same response, 200 OK but no body and nothing is created. For the postman request i replace the hostname with localhost and the port with the mapped port. Interestlingly though, when trying to GET http://localhost:59000/SEMP/v2/config/msgVpns/default via Postman, i receive a 405 Method Not Allowed with the following response body:

        <![CDATA[Method Not Allowed]]>
Method not allowed

event.log and debug.log from the solace/jail are appended below

what am I missing here? It really bugs me that the requests to create a ressource return a 200 without body, but a GET with a 405 and a body that says "Method Not Allowed". Any help to configure the container is appreciated.


  • uherbst
    uherbst Member, Employee Posts: 111 Solace Employee

    Hi @rothek,

    there is a misunderstanding in ports

    A Solace broker has 2 different services speaking HTTP somehow:

    Service A: SEMP, SEMPv2, Web UI/Broker manager

    Service B: publishing messages via REST

    Service A in your example is Port 8080... you should direct your curl to 8080, not 9000.


  • rothek
    rothek Member Posts: 7

    Thank you so very much, this solved my problem!