2.4. About JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Configuration Files

The configuration for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 has changed considerably from previous versions. One of the most obvious differences is the use of a simplified configuration file structure, which includes one or more of the files listed below.

Table 2.4. Configuration File Locations

Server mode Location Purpose
domain.xml EAP_HOME/domain/configuration/domain.xml This is the main configuration file for a managed domain. Only the domain master reads this file. On other domain members, it can be removed.
host.xml EAP_HOME/domain/configuration/host.xml This file includes configuration details specific to a physical host in a managed domain, such as network interfaces, socket bindings, the name of the host, and other host-specific details. The host.xml file includes all of the features of both host-master.xml and host-slave.xml, which are described below. This file is not present for standalone servers.
host-master.xml EAP_HOME/domain/configuration/host-master.xml This file includes only the configuration details necessary to run a server as a managed domain master server. This file is not present for standalone servers.
host-slave.xml EAP_HOME/domain/configuration/host-slave.xml This file includes only the configuration details necessary to run a server as a managed domain slave server. This file is not present for standalone servers.
standalone.xml EAP_HOME/standalone/configuration/standalone.xml This is the default configuration file for a standalone server. It contains all information about the standalone server, including subsystems, networking, deployments, socket bindings, and other configurable details.
standalone-ha.xml EAP_HOME/standalone/configuration/standalone-ha.xml This configuration file enables the mod_cluster and JGroups subsystems for a standalone server, so that it can participate in a high-availability or load-balancing cluster. This file is not necessary for a managed domain.
These are only the default locations. You can specify a different configuration file at run-time.