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3.2. Download and Install JBoss EAP Using the Graphical Installation Program

3.2.1. Download the JBoss EAP 6 Installation Program

Summary

JBoss EAP is available under the Red Hat JBoss Developer Program or the Full Red Hat JBoss Commercial Program. Follow the procedure below that matches your program choice.

Procedure 3.1. Download the JBoss EAP Installation Program from the Customer Portal under the Full Red Hat JBoss Commercial Program

Follow this procedure if you are participating in the Full Red Hat JBoss Commercial Program. For more information about this program, see Section 1.4, “About the Full Red Hat JBoss Commercial Program”.
  1. Open a browser and log into the Customer Portal at https://access.redhat.com.
  2. Click Downloads.
  3. Click Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform in the Product Downloads list.
  4. Select the correct JBoss EAP version from the Version drop-down menu.
  5. Find Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.x.x Installer in the list and click the Download option.
  6. You are prompted to save the JAR file to a directory of your choice. Choose a directory and save the file.

Procedure 3.2. Download the JBoss EAP Installation Program from jboss.org under the Red Hat JBoss Developer Program

Follow this procedure if you are participating in the Red Hat JBoss Developer Program. For more information about this program, see Section 1.3, “About the Red Hat JBoss Developer Program”.
  1. Open a browser and access the following URL: http://www.jboss.org/products/eap.
    • To download the installation program for current GA shipping version of the product, click the Download button on the right side of the page.
    • Follow these steps to choose an alternate version, which may include the latest Alpha or Beta releases, as well as previous versions of the product.
      1. Click the Download JBoss EAP link on the left side of the page.
      2. Click the Installer link under the Download column for the correct product version.
  2. You are prompted to save the JAR file to a directory of your choice. Choose a directory and save the file.
Result

The JBoss EAP 6 installation program JAR file has been downloaded successfully to the target machine.

3.2.2. Run the JBoss EAP Installation Program

The JBoss EAP installation program can be run in either graphical or text mode. This topic covers the command to run the installation program in graphical mode.
If you are unsure about an option, simply take the default. You can easily configure the server at a later time. For more information about how configure the JBoss EAP server, see the Administration and Configuration Guide for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 located on the Customer Portal at https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_jboss_enterprise_application_platform/?version=6.4.

Procedure 3.3. Run the JBoss EAP Installation Program

  1. Open a terminal and navigate to the directory containing the downloaded installation program JAR.
  2. Type the following command:
    java -jar jboss-eap-6.x.x-installer.jar

    Note

    In the Hewlett-Packard HP-UX or Solaris environment, you can specify the required architecture by using the -d32/-d64 switch. Launch the installer by executing either of these commands:
    java -jar -d64 jboss-eap-6.x.x-installer.jar
    or
    java -jar -d32 jboss-eap-6.x.x-installer.jar
  3. Follow the instructions in the table below.

Table 3.1. JBoss EAP Installation Program Screens

Screen name
When it Appears
Description
Always
Choose the desired language for the installation program and click OK.
Always
The EULA for RED HAT JBOSS MIDDLEWARE.
Select "I accept the terms of this license agreement", and click Next.
Always
Select the installation path for JBoss EAP and click Next. You are prompted to create the new directory, or, if it exists, to replace the named directory.
Always
Select the packs to install. Required packs are disabled for deselection.
Always
Create an administrative user and assign a password. Then click Next.
Always
Install the quickstart examples. Choose Yes and select the installation path. Then click Next.
If you choose to install the quickstart examples
Keep the default selections to automatically configure the default Maven settings and use the publicly hosted Maven repository. Then click Next.
Always
Keep the default port bindings, then click Next.
Always
Select the preferred startup option on completion of the installation process. Then click Next.
Always
Choose No to skip configuration of logging levels. Then click Next.
Always
Choose Perform default configuration and click Next to continue.
Always
Review your selections and click Next.
Always
When installation progress completes, click Next.
Always
When processing finishes, click Next.
Always
Accept the default and click Next.
Always
Click Done.
Installation is now complete.

Procedure 3.4. Text-based Install Process

  1. Open a terminal and navigate to the directory containing the downloaded installation program JAR.
  2. Launch the Text-based installer by executing the following command:
    java -jar jboss-eap-6.x.x-installer.jar -console
  3. Follow the steps to install JBoss EAP 6.
Result

The installation is complete and JBoss EAP 6 is installed on your target machine.