Provisioning Static Bridges in Solace PubSub+ – A Complete Walkthrough

Written by Haider Raza

Senior Solution Architect at Royal Cyber

Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) like MuleSoft, Dell Boomi, and Jitterbit are receiving a lot of traction in the integration space, driven by the increasing popularity of cloud-native deployments and desire for citizen integration. iPaaS platforms are used as an evolution from ESBs to orchestrate integrations among various application platforms and are even including legacy applications.

The full potential of iPaaS can be realized by deploying an event-driven architecture and Solace PubSub+ is the advanced event broker for doing so. One of the benefits of distributing data with Solace message routers is the ability to leverage their built-in bridging and routing capabilities. In this blog, we will see how to configure Static Bridges in Solace PubSub+.

What are Static Bridges?

Static Bridges can be used to link two Message VPNs so that messages published to one Message VPN that match the topic subscriptions set for the bridge are also delivered to the linked Message VPN.

How to configure Static Bridges?

The following can be used to configure static bridges

  1. Login to Solace PubSub+ and click on your Message VPN service.
  2. Now Click Manage tab from header menu and click on Bridges link under PubSub+ Manager Quick Settings section.
  1. There should be two sections for bridging
    • a. Static Bridges
    • b. DMR Bridge
  2. Select Static Bridge and click on button “Click to Connect”
  1. There are two options to connect bridge with
    • a. Solace Broker Message VPN
    • b. Solace Cloud Service
  1. Click Solace Cloud Service to connect with another Solace Cloud instance and provide credentials of your other Solace Cloud account
  2. Now choose the “Select Remote Message Service” button
  1. A list of available message VPN service should now be visible
  1. Select any of them and click “Remote Connection Setup” button.
  1. Connection information should be visible on screen, now provide credentials for Bridge Client Local Message VPN
  1. Now choose the “Create Bridge and Test Connection” tab
  1. If connection details are correct, Bridge should be successfully configured
  1. Now Click on “Set up Subscription” button and provide topic names of direct and guaranteed messages with message directions
  1. Add subscriptions as required then click Apply. The Static Bridge has been configured
  2. Now this configured bridge should be visible in both accounts of Solace Cloud
  1. Now click on this bridge and notice the incoming and outgoing messages in Subscriptions tab
  1. Click on Try-Me tab from Message VPN Service and connect Publisher/Subscriber to try and send messages to subscriptions as required.

Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) like MuleSoft, Dell Boomi, and Jitterbit are receiving a lot of traction in the integration space, driven by the increasing popularity of cloud-native deployments and desire for citizen integration. iPaaS platforms are used as an evolution from ESBs to orchestrate integrations among various application platforms and are even including legacy applications.

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