Chapter 5. Upgrading JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

5.1. Upgrade the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 ZIP Installation

Summary

Upgrading to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.0.1 requires some initial work to back up the existing 6.0.0 installation. This topic covers upgrading the ZIP installation.

Prerequisites

Warning

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

Procedure 5.1. Upgrade to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.0.1

  1. Move the 6.0.1 ZIP archive to the desired location. It is recommended that this is a different location to the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.0.0 installation.

    Important

    If you wish to install JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.0.1 to the same directory location as 6.0.0, you will need to move the existing installation to a different location before proceeding. This is to prevent modified configuration files, deployments, and upgrades from 6.0.0 to 6.0.1 from being lost.
  2. Unzip the archive. This step installs a clean instance of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.0.1.
  3. Copy the EAP_HOME/domain/ and EAP_HOME/standalone/ directories from the 6.0.0 installation over the 6.0.1 directories.
  4. Review the changes made to the bin directory of the 6.0.0 installation, and make the equivalent modifications to the 6.0.1 directory.

    Warning

    Files in the 6.0.1 bin directory should not be overwritten by the 6.0.0 files. Changes should be made manually.
  5. Review the remaining modified files from the 6.0.0 installation, and move these changes into the 6.0.1 installation. These files may include:
    • The welcome-content directory.
    • Custom modules in the modules directory.
    • Custom bundles in the bundles directory.
Result

The JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 ZIP installation has been successfully upgraded to the 6.0.1 release.