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Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1. About Red Hat JBoss Core Services

Red Hat JBoss Core Services is a set of supplementary software for Red Hat JBoss middleware products. This software, such as Apache HTTP Server, is common to multiple JBoss middleware products, and is packaged under Red Hat JBoss Core Services to allow for faster distribution of updates, and for a more consistent update experience.

1.2. About JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server

Apache HTTP Server is used in multiple Red Hat JBoss middleware products, and previously Apache HTTP Server was distributed with each JBoss product. Starting from the following product versions, each product will instead use the JBoss Core Services distribution of Apache HTTP Server:

  • Red Hat JBoss Core Services (Apache HTTP Server) 7.0 and onwards.
Important

The Apache HTTP Server distribution included as part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is completely separate from the JBoss Core Services distribution of Apache HTTP Server.

1.3. Supported Operating Systems and Configurations

For information on supported operating systems and configurations for JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server, see https://access.redhat.com/articles/2258971.

1.4. Installation Methods

JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server can be installed on supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Solaris systems using ZIP installation files available for each platform. JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server can also be installed on supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems using RPM packages.

1.5. Upgrading to the Red Hat JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server 2.4.23

Note

Where a Red Hat JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server 2.4.6 or earlier was installed from RPMs packages using yum, the Apache HTTP Server can be upgraded with yum upgrade.

For systems where an earlier version of the Red Hat JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server was installed from a .zip archive, upgrading to the Apache HTTP Server 2.4.23 requires:

  1. Installing the Apache HTTP Server 2.4.23.
  2. Setting up the Apache HTTP Server 2.4.23.
  3. Removing the earlier version of Apache HTTP Server.

Prerequisites

  • Root user access (Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Solaris systems)
  • Administrative access (Windows Server)
  • A system where the Red Hat JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server 2.4.6 or earlier was installed from a .zip archive.

Procedure

For systems using the Red Hat JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server 2.4.6, the recommended procedure for upgrading to the Apache HTTP Server 2.4.23 is:

  1. Shutdown any running instances of Red Hat JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server 2.4.6.
  2. Backup the Red Hat JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server 2.4.6 installation and configuration files.
  3. Install the Red Hat JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server 2.4.23 using the .zip installation method for the current system (see Additional Resources below).
  4. Migrate your configuration from the Red Hat JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server version 2.4.6 to version 2.4.23.

    Note

    The Apache HTTP Server configuration files may have changed since the Apache HTTP Server 2.4.6 release. It is recommended that you update the 2.4.23 version configuration files, rather than overwrite them with the configuration files from a different version (such as Apache HTTP Server 2.4.6).

  5. Remove the Red Hat JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server 2.4.6 root directory.

Additional Resources