4.3. Install JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Using the ZIP Download

Summary

The Zip file installation method is appropriate for all support operating systems.

Prerequisites

Before you can install JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, you need to download the Zip archive from the Red Hat Customer Service Portal.

Procedure 4.2. Task

  1. Move the Zip archive to the desired location.

    Move the Zip file to the server and directory where you want to install JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. The directory should be accessible by the user who will start and stop the server.
  2. Use an appropriate application to extract the Zip archive.

    In Linux, the command to extract a Zip archive is typically called unzip. In a Microsoft Windows environment, right-click the file and select Extract All.
Result

The directory created by extracting the Zip archive is the top-level directory for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. This is typically referred to as EAP_HOME. If you ever decide to move your installation, you can move this directory to another directory or another server.