Chapter 3. Management Interfaces

3.1. About the Management Console and Management CLI

In JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, all server instances and configurations are managed through management interfaces rather than by editing XML files. While the configuration XML files are still available for editing, administration through the management interfaces provides extra validation and advanced features for the persistent management of server instances. Changes made to the XML configuration files while the server instance is running will be overwritten by the server model, and any XML comments added will be removed as well. Only the management interfaces should be used for modifying the configuration files while a server instance is running.
To manage servers through a graphical user-interface in a web browser, use the Management Console.
To manage servers through a command line interface, use the Management CLI.