What is JBoss?
It is an open-source application server developed by RedHat based on the J2EE platform for developing and deploying enterprise Java applications, Web applications, Services, Portals and more. The J2EE allows applications to be standardized and modular allowing JAVA to handle many programming aspects when developing an application.
UPDATE THE SYSTEM
Make sure you are in a
screen session and your CentOS 6 VPS is up-to-date by running:
## screen -U -S jboss-screen ## yum update
First thing to do is to install and set-up JAVA on your CentOS 6 system. JBoss supports Java 6 or Java 7 and in this case we will be using the open-source implementation of Java 7.
Install it by running the command below in your terminal:
## yum install java-1.7.0-openjdk
Verify JAVA is successfully installed by running:
## java -version java version "1.7.0_55" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (rhel-184.108.40.206.el6_5-i386 u55-b13) OpenJDK Client VM (build 24.51-b03, mixed mode, sharing)
Next, download the latest stable version of JBoss 7.1.x and install it in
/opt directory using:
## wget http://download.jboss.org/jbossas/7.1/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final.tar.gz -P /var/tmp ## tar -zxf /var/tmp/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final.tar.gz -C /opt ## cd /opt/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final
Remove the downloaded archive if you don’t need it:
## rm -f /var/tmp/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final.tar.gz
We need to configure the JBoss AS so it will run without
root privileges because running it as
root is a big security risk. The best way to run JBoss is by using a dedicated system user which will run the JBoss server using the
So let’s set this up, shall we?
## useradd -r jboss -d /opt/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final ## chown jboss: -R /opt/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final
Ok, with all that in place we are somewhat ready to start the JBoss server. Before doing so, let’s fine-tune some stuff, like enable access to the JBoss web interface and set it up to run as a system service, so that it can automatically start on system start-up and you can use
service jboss [start|stop] etc to manage the Jboss service.
– enable access to JBoss interface:
## vim /opt/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final/standalone/configuration/standalone.xml <interface name="management"> <!--<inet-address > This will make JBoss' public and management frontend available from anywhere (using authentication of course) so you can manage it via a browser. - set-up Jboss to run as a service## cp /opt/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final/bin/init.d/jboss-as-standalone.sh /etc/init.d/jboss ## chmod +x /etc/init.d/jboss ## mkdir /etc/jboss-as
add the following configuration parameters## vim /etc/jboss-as/jboss-as.conf JBOSS_HOME=/opt/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final JBOSS_CONSOLE_LOG=/var/log/jboss-console.log JBOSS_USER=jboss
start and add the JBoss server to your CentOS VPS system start-up services using the following commands:## service jboss start ## chkconfig jboss on
Now, the console log file for your JBoss server will be located in
- create new JBoss user accounts
In order to use the administration console you need to create new JBoss users using the
add-user.shscript in the
bin/directory within your JBoss installation (which in this case is
example:## cd /opt/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final/bin ## ./add-user.sh What type of user do you wish to add? a) Management User (mgmt-users.properties) b) Application User (application-users.properties) (a): a Enter the details of the new user to add. Realm (ManagementRealm) : Username : testuser Password : Re-enter Password : About to add user 'testuser' for realm 'ManagementRealm' Is this correct yes/no? y Added user 'testuser' to file '/opt/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final/standalone/configuration/mgmt-users.properties' Added user 'testuser' to file '/opt/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final/domain/configuration/mgmt-users.properties'
You can now access your JBoss administration console at http://YOUR_IP:8080/console using the newly created
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