Chapter 1. Product Overview
1.1. About Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7 (JBoss EAP) is a middleware platform built on open standards and compliant with the Java Enterprise Edition 7 specification.
JBoss EAP includes a modular structure that allows service enabling only when required, improving startup speed.
The management console and management command-line interface (CLI) make editing XML configuration files unnecessary and add the ability to script and automate tasks.
JBoss EAP provides two operating modes for JBoss EAP instances: standalone server or managed domain. The standalone server operating mode represents running JBoss EAP as a single server instance. The managed domain operating mode allows for the management of multiple JBoss EAP instances from a single control point.
In addition, JBoss EAP includes APIs and development frameworks for quickly developing secure and scalable Java EE applications.
1.2. About the Red Hat Customer Portal
The Red Hat Customer Portal is the centralized platform for Red Hat knowledge and subscription resources. Use the Red Hat Customer Portal to do the following:
- Manage and maintain Red Hat entitlements and support contracts.
- Download officially-supported software.
- Access product documentation and the Red Hat Knowledgebase.
- Contact Global Support Services.
- File bugs against Red Hat products.
The Customer Portal is available here: https://access.redhat.com.
1.3. About the Use of EAP_HOME in this Document
In this document, the variable
EAP_HOME is used to denote the path to the JBoss EAP installation. Replace this variable with the actual path to your JBoss EAP installation.
If you installed JBoss EAP using the ZIP install method, the install directory is the
jboss-eap-7.1directory where you extracted the ZIP archive.
If you installed JBoss EAP using the RPM install method, the install directory is
If you used the installer to install JBoss EAP, the default path for
For Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX:
For Microsoft Windows:
- For Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX:
If you used the JBoss Developer Studio installer to install and configure the JBoss EAP server, the default path for
For Red Hat Enterprise Linux:
For Microsoft Windows:
C:\Documents and Settings\USER_NAME\jbdevstudio\runtimes\jboss-eap\
- For Red Hat Enterprise Linux:
EAP_HOME is not an environment variable.
JBOSS_HOME is the environment variable used in scripts.