4.2. Upgrade the JBoss EAP 6 RPM Installation


Upgrading to the latest release of JBoss EAP 6 requires some initial work to back up the existing installation. This topic covers upgrading the RPM installation via the Red Hat Network (RHN).


  • Ensure that the base operating system is up to date and that the system is subscribed and enabled to get updates for the Base OS channel.
  • Ensure that the correct JBoss EAP 6 RHN channel is enabled. For example, on a x86, 64 bit architecture, this will be the JBoss Application Platform (v 6) for 6Server x86_64 channel (jbappplatform-6-x86_64-server-6-rpm).
  • Back up any modified configuration files, deployments, and all user data.


For managed domains, the master Host Controller (or Domain Controller) instance should be upgraded first, before each Host Controller is upgraded.

Procedure 4.2. Upgrade to the latest JBoss EAP 6 release

  1. Run the following command in a terminal to upgrade the installation:
    [user@host] yum update
  2. Manually merge each created *.rpmnew file that contains changes into the production configuration files.

JBoss EAP 6 has been successfully upgraded.