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Chapter 2. Installation Instructions

2.1. JBoss EAP 6 Installation Methods

There are several different ways to install JBoss EAP 6. Each method is best used in certain situations. This topic provides a brief overview for each type of installation, and links to the sections that cover the relevant installation processes.


If you plan to use JBoss ON to deploy and install JBoss EAP patches, the target JBoss EAP instances must have been installed using the Zip installation method.

Table 2.1. Installation Methods

Zip Installation
The Zip archive is suitable for installation on all supported operating systems. This process should be used if you wish to extract the instance manually.
JAR Installer
The JAR installer can be run in a console, or as a graphical wizard. Both options provide step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring the server instance. Additional setup, including the Quickstarts and Maven Repository, is also possible with the installer. This is the preferred way to install JBoss EAP 6 on all supported platforms.
RPM Installation
JBoss EAP 6 can be installed with the supported RPM package graphical installer, or with a command-line interface. This method is suitable for supported installations of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7.