Chapter 9. Test your Installation

After you have installed the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, it is wise to perform a simple startup test to validate that there are no major problems with your Java VM/operating system combination. Make sure you have set the JBOSS_HOME envirnoment variables as explained in Post_Installation_Configuration. To test your installation, move to JBOSS_DIST/jboss-as/bin directory and execute the run.bat (for Windows) or (for Linux) script, as appropriate for your operating system. Your output should look like the following (accounting for installation directory differences) and contain no error or exception messages:
[vrenish@vinux bin]$ ./ 

  JBoss Bootstrap Environment

  JBOSS_HOME: /home/vrenish/jboss-eap-4.3/jboss-as

  JAVA: /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_11/bin/java

  JAVA_OPTS: -server -Xms1503m -Xmx1503m -Dsun.rmi.dgc.cli ent.gcInterval=3600000 
             -Dsun.rmi.dgc.server.gcInterval=3600000 IPv4Stack=true

  CLASSPATH: /home/vrenish/jboss-eap-4.3/jboss-as/bin/run.jar:/u sr/java/jdk1.5.0_11/lib/tools.jar


18:45:49,550 INFO  [Server] Starting JBoss (MX MicroKernel)...
18:45:50,449 INFO  [ServerInfo] Java version: 1.5.0_11,Sun Microsystems Inc.
18:45:50,449 INFO  [ServerInfo] Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM 1.5.0_11-b03 ,Sun Microsystems Inc.
18:45:50,449 INFO  [ServerInfo] OS-System: Linux 2.6.9-42.0.3.EL,i386
18:45:51,824 INFO  [Server] Core system initialized
18:45:59,622 INFO  [WebService] Using RMI server codebase: /
18:45:59,659 INFO  [Log4jService$URLWatchTimerTask] Configuring from URL: resour ce:jboss-log4j.xml


Note that there is no "Server Started" message shown at the console when the server is started using the production profile, which is the default profile used when no other is specified. This message may be observed in the server.log file located in the server/production/log subdirectory.
Now open http://localhost:8080 in your web browser. (Make sure you dont have anything else already on your machine using that port).[1] The contents of your page should look similar to this: Figure 9.1, “Test your Installation”.
Test your Installation

Figure 9.1. Test your Installation

You are now ready to use the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. Refer to the Getting Started Guide for more information about the platform layout and example applications showcasing JBoss in action.

[1] Note that on some machines, the name localhost won’t resolve properly and you should use the local loopback address instead.