Chapter 4. Unsupported and Deprecated Functionality

4.1. Unsupported Features

Support for some technologies are removed due to the high maintenance cost, low community interest, and better alternative solutions. The following features are not supported in JBoss EAP 7.2.


The unsupported features listed in the Unsupported Features section of the 7.1.0 Release Notes also apply to JBoss EAP 7.2, unless they are mentioned in the New Features and Enhancements section of this document.

Platforms and Features

This release has removed support for the following platforms and features:

Operating Systems and Related Web Servers
  • Windows Server 2008 and associated IIS web server
  • Solaris 10 and associated web servers
  • HP-UX
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 32-bit
Java Virtual Machine
  • HP-UX
Databases and Database Connectors
  • IBM DB2 e9.7 and e10.5
  • MySQL 5.5
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP2
  • PostgreSQL 9.3, 9.4, and 9.6
  • EnterpriseDB 9.3, 9.4, and 9.6
  • Sybase ASE 15.7
  • Oracle 11g R2 and 11g R2 RAC
JMS Providers and Adapters
  • IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5
LDAP Servers
  • Red Hat Directory Server 9.1
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2008
Tested Frameworks
  • JQuery (all versions)
  • AngularJS (all versions)

Messaging (ActiveMQ Artemis)

Configuring a discovery group or a broadcast group using JGroups is not supported in a cluster consisting of different versions of JBoss EAP. For more information, see Clusters Overview in Configuring Messaging and Upgrading a Cluster in the Patching and Upgrading Guide.

RPM Current Repository

The JBoss EAP current repository is not available for this release. If you are subscribed to the JBoss EAP current repository, you must change your subscription to a JBoss EAP minor repository. For more information, see Changing Repositories in the Installation Guide. Information about Patching an RPM Installation and Upgrading an RPM Installation is available in the Patching and Upgrading Guide.


The following quickstarts, which were available in JBoss EAP 7.1, are no longer available in this release.

  • cdi-alternative
  • cdi-decorator
  • cdi-injection
  • cdi-interceptors
  • cdi-portable-extension
  • cdi-stereotyp
  • cdi-veto
  • ejb-security-interceptors
  • forge-from-scratch
  • h2-console
  • kitchensink-html5-mobile
  • kitchensink-ml-ear
  • log4j
  • picketlink-sts
  • shrinkwrap-resolver
  • spring-kitchensink-asyncrequestmapping
  • spring-kitchensink-controlleradvice
  • spring-kitchensink-matrixvariables
  • spring-petclinic
  • tasks
  • xml-dom4j

Internal Datasources and Drivers for OpenShift JDK 11 image

The following internal datasources and drivers are no longer provided with the JBoss EAP for OpenShift JDK 11 image:

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB

It is recommended that you use JDBC drivers obtained from your database vendor for your JBoss EAP applications.

For more information about installing drivers, see the Modules, Drivers, and Generic Deployments section in Getting Started with JBoss EAP for OpenShift Container Platform.

For more information on configuring JDBC drivers with JBoss EAP, see the JDBC drivers section in the JBoss EAP Configuration Guide.

4.2. Deprecated Features

Some features have been deprecated with this release. This means that no enhancements will be made to these features, and they may be removed in the future, usually the next major release.

Red Hat will continue providing full support and bug fixes under our standard support terms and conditions. For more information about the Red Hat support policy, see the Red Hat JBoss Middleware Product Update and Support Policy located on the Red Hat Customer Portal.

For details of which features have been deprecated, see the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Component Details located on the Red Hat Customer Portal.

IO Subsystem

  • IO buffer pools are deprecated in this release. They are replaced by Undertow byte buffer pools.

Cache Stores

  • The remote cache store has been deprecated in favor of using the hotrod cache store.

Red Hat JBoss Operations Network

The use of Red Hat JBoss Operations Network for managing JBoss EAP is deprecated with this release.

Platforms and Features

Support for the following platforms and features is deprecated:

Operating Systems and Related Web Servers
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 and associated IIS web server
  • Solaris 11 on SPARC and associated web servers
  • Solaris 11 on x86_64 and associated web servers
JMS Providers and Adapters
LDAP Servers
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2012 R2
Tested Frameworks
  • Spring (Core), Spring Security, Spring Web Flow, Spring Web Services