Vertx Component

Available as of Camel 2.12

The vertx component is for working with the Vertx EventBus.

The vertx EventBus sends and receives JSON events.

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:

    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->


URI format




Default Value




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();
camelContext.addComponent("vertx", vertxComponent);

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