Chapter 3. Management Interfaces
3.1. Manage the Application Server
JBoss EAP 6 uses XML files for server configuration and offers three approaches to configuring and managing JBoss EAP 6 servers; a web interface, a command line client and direct editing of the XML configuration files.
The recommended methods for editing the configuration files are the Management CLI and the new, web-based Management Console. Edits made to the XML configuration files is still possible but configuration and administration through the Management Console and Management CLI provides extra validation and advanced features for server instance management.
Edits made to a server configuration by any of the three approaches are synchronized across the different views.
However, edits made to the XML configuration files while a server instance is running will be overwritten by the server model. All comments added to an XML configuration file while a server instance is running will be removed as well.
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.
As well as being the recommended management tools, the Management Console and Management CLI also serve as examples of the underlying Management API that enables expert users to develop their own tools if they desire.