2.6.4. Start JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 with an Alternative Configuration

Task Summary

If you do not specify a configuration file, the server starts with the default file. However, when you start the server, you can specify a configuration manually. The process varies slightly, depending on whether you are using a Managed Domain or Standalone Server, and depending on which operating system you are using.

Task Prerequisites

Before using an alternate configuration file, prepare it using the default configuration as a template. For a Managed Domain, the configuration file needs to be placed in EAP_HOME/domain/configuration/. For a Standalone Server, the configuration file should be placed in EAP_HOME/standalone/configuration/.

Note

Several example configurations are included in the configuration directories. Use these examples to enable extra features such as clustering or the Transactions XTS API.
  1. Managed Domain

    For a Managed Domain, provide the file name of the configuration file as an option to the --domain-config parameter. You do not need to give the full path, if the configuration file resides in the EAP_HOME/domain/configuration/ directory.

    Example 2.3. Using an alternate configuration file for a Managed Domain in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    [user@host bin]$ ./domain.sh --domain-config=domain-alternate.xml

    Example 2.4. Using an alternate configuration file for a Managed Domain in Microsoft Windows Server

    C:\EAP_HOME\bin> domain.bat --domain-config=domain-alternate.xml
  2. Standalone server

    For a Standalone Server, provide the filename of the configuration file as an option to the --server-config parameter. You do not need to give the full path to the configuration file if it is in the EAP_HOME/standalone/configuration/ directory.

    Example 2.5. Using an alternate configuration file for a Standalone Server in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    [user@host bin]$ ./standalone.sh --server-config=standalone-alternate.xml

    Example 2.6. Using an alternate configuration file for a Standalone Server in Microsoft Windows Server

    C:\EAP_HOME\bin> standalone.bat --server-config=standalone-alternate.xml
Result:

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is now running, using your alternate configuration.