Chapter 1. Installing and uninstalling JBoss EAP using archive installation method

1.1. JBoss EAP installation methods

You can choose to install JBoss EAP using any of the three types of installation methods:

  • Installer method
  • Archive installation method
  • RPM installation method

This documentation only covers the archive installation process.

Depending on your requirements, each installation method is useful in certain situations.

The following table provides a brief overview of each type of installation methods.

Table 1.1. Installation Methods


Installer installation

  • You can run the installer on a console or as a graphical wizard. Both options provide step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring the server instance. The Installer Installation is the preferred method to install JBoss EAP on all supported platforms.
  • The graphical installer also provides an additional setup option, including Quickstarts and configuration of the Maven repository.

Archive Installation

  • The archive installation is suitable for installation on all supported operating systems
  • Use this method if you want to extract the instance manually.
  • The archive installation provides a default installation of JBoss EAP, and you must implement any configuration changes after the installation.

RPM Installation

You can install JBoss EAP using RPM packages on supported installations of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 or later.

1.2. Downloading and installing JBoss EAP using archive installation method

You can download and install JBoss EAP using the archive installation method on Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL and on Microsoft Windows server.


  • You are on a supported operating system.
  • You have set up an account on the Red Hat Customer Portal.
  • You have Installed a supported Java Development Kit (JDK).
  • You have reviewed the JBoss EAP 8 supported configurations and have ensured that your system is supported.
  • Microsoft Windows only: You have set the JAVA_HOME and PATH environment variables.

If you do not set up the environment variables the shortcuts will not work.


  1. Log in to the Red Hat Customer Portal.
  2. Click Downloads
  3. Select Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform from the Product Downloads list.
  4. In the Version drop-down list, select 8.0.
  5. Find Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 8.0.0 in the list and click the Download link.
  6. Optional: Move the archive file to the server and location where you want to install JBoss EAP.
  7. Depending on your operating system, choose one of the following options:

    • For Red Hat Enterprise Linux, extract the archive file by entering the following command in the management CLI:

      $ unzip
    • For Windows Server, right-click the archive file and select Extract All.


      EAP_HOME is the top-level directory for the JBoss EAP installation. Create the directory by extracting the archive file.

Additional resources

1.3. Uninstalling JBoss EAP archive installation

Depending on your work environment, the archive installation method might not meet the needs of your environment. You can remove the instance of JBoss EAP and any services associated with it. Thereafter, you can install JBoss EAP using a suitable installation method.


  • You have archived any modified configuration files and deployments that you can reuse at a later stage.


  1. Delete the installation directory to uninstall JBoss EAP.
  2. Delete any scripts that depend on JBoss EAP being installed on your machine.