7.2. Standard Server Profiles

The JBoss Enterprise Application Platform ships with six server profiles. Each server profile is contained in a directory named <JBOSS_HOME>/server/<PROFILE>/. You can look into each server profile's directory to see the services, applications, and libraries included in the server profile.

Note

The exact contents of the <JBOSS_HOME>/server/<PROFILE> directory depends on the server profile service implementation and is subject to change as the management layer and embedded server evolve.
all
The all profile provides clustering support and other enterprise extensions.
production
The production server profile is based on the all server profile and provides configuration optimized for production environments.
minimal
Starts the core server container without any of the enterprise services. Use the minimal server profile as a base to build a customized version of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform that only contains the services you need.
default
The default server profile is mostly used by application developers. It supports the standard Java EE 5.0 programming APIs (e.g., Annotations, JPA, and EJB3).

Note

The default server profile is used if a profile is not specified via the command-line or in a configuration file.
standard
The standard server profile is the server profile that has been tested for Java EE compliance. The major differences with the existing server profiles is that call-by-value and deployment isolation are enabled by default, along with support for rmiiiop and juddi (taken from the all config).
web
The web server profile is an experimental, lightweight configuration created around JBoss Web that will follow the developments of the Java EE 6 web server profile. Except for the servlet/jsp container, it provides support for JTA/JCA and JPA. It also limits itself to allowing access to the server only through the http port. Please note that this server profile is not Java EE certified and will most likely change in the following releases.
The detailed services and APIs supported in each of those server profiles will be discussed throughout.

7.2.1. Changing Profile

If you want to change the profile used by the server, the method depends on whether the server was started at the command line or as a service.
If the server is being started at the command line, specify the required profile with the -c parameter: run.sh -c profile. For example, run.sh -c all on Red Hat Enterprise Linux or run.bat -c all command on Microsoft Windows starts the server in the all server profile.
If the server is being started as a service, reconfigure the profile used by the service then stop and restart the service. Refer to the Run the Enterprise Application Platform as a Service section of the Installation Guide for details of where the profile is specified.

Important

There is no Server Started message shown at the console when the server is started using the production profile. This message can be found in the server.log file located in the <JBOSS_HOME>/jboss-as/server/production/logs/log subdirectory.