1.2. Features of JBoss EAP 6

Table 1.1. JBoss EAP 6.3.0 Features

Feature Description
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Managed Domain
  • Centralized management of multiple server instances and physical hosts, while a standalone server allows for a single server instance.
  • Per-server group management of configuration, deployment, socket bindings, modules, extensions and system properties.
  • Centralized and simplified management of application security (including security domains).
Management Console and Management CLI New domain or standalone server management interfaces. XML configuration file editing is no longer required. The Management CLI also includes a batch mode that can script and automate management tasks.
Simplified directory layout The modules directory now contains all application server modules. The common and server-specific lib directories are deprecated. The domain and standalone directories contain the artifacts and configuration files for domain and standalone deployments respectively.
Modular classloading mechanism Modules are loaded and unloaded on demand. This improves performance, has security benefits and reduces start-up and restart times.
Streamlined Data source management Database drivers are deployed just like other services. In addition, datasources are created and managed directly in the Management Console or Management CLI.
Reduced and more efficient resource use. JBoss EAP 6 uses fewer system resources and uses them more efficiently than previous versions. Among other benefits, JBoss EAP 6 starts and stops faster than JBoss EAP 5.