RabbitMQ Driver

Note: The driver has been deprecated since 2.0.2 and will be removed in 2.1. Consider using amqp_interop driver instead.

The driver works with RabbitMQ queues.

In order for it to work you should add php-amqplib/php-amqplib package to your project.

Configuration example:

return [
    'bootstrap' => [
        'queue', // The component registers own console commands
    'components' => [
        'queue' => [
            'class' => \yii\queue\amqp\Queue::class,
            'host' => 'localhost',
            'port' => 5672,
            'user' => 'guest',
            'password' => 'guest',
            'queueName' => 'queue',


Console is used to listen and process queued tasks.

yii queue/listen

listen command launches a daemon which infinitely queries the queue. If there are new tasks they're immediately obtained and executed. This method is most efficient when command is properly daemonized via supervisor or systemd.

listen command has options:

  • --verbose, -v: print executing statuses into console.
  • --isolate: verbose mode of a job execute. If enabled, execute result of each job will be printed.
  • --color: highlighting for verbose mode.