Chapter 2. Preparing for Installation
2.1. Choosing a JBoss EAP Installation Method
There are several different ways to install JBoss EAP. Each method is best used in certain situations. The table below provides a brief overview of 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 be installed using the ZIP installation method.
Table 2.1. Installation Methods
The ZIP archive is suitable for installation on all supported operating systems. This method should be used if you wish to extract the instance manually.
The ZIP installation provides a default installation of JBoss EAP, and all configuration must be done following installation.
The JAR installer can either be run in a console or as a graphical wizard. Both options provide step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring the server instance. This is the preferred method to install JBoss EAP on all supported platforms.
Additional setup, including the Quickstarts and Maven repository, is also possible with the installer.
JBoss EAP can be installed using RPM packages on supported installations of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
2.2. JBoss EAP Installation Prerequisites
Each installation method has a number of prerequisites. The table below covers the common requirements, as well as those specific to each installation method.
Table 2.2. JBoss EAP Installation Prerequisites