29.2. What's Covered in This Guide

In a very general sense, JBoss ON handles JBoss resources the same as any other: it provides monitoring and alerting, manages configuration and drift, and displays and controls the inventory.
On another level, because of the tight integration between JBoss products and JBoss ON, JBoss ON provides unique ways to manage JBoss servers. JBoss ON can streamline common operations in ways that are easier than trying to do it directly on JBoss resources. It is also centralized and offers a focused view on JBoss resources.
So, the purpose of this guide is not to delve into how to use JBoss ON generally. This guide is focused on how to use JBoss ON to perform specific tasks with JBoss resources and, therefore, how to manage JBoss resources more effectively. This includes:
  • Content management for EARs and WARs and other web applications
  • Managing JBoss server clusters
  • Managing JBoss server domains
  • Monitoring JBoss instances
For concepts and general procedures for using JBoss ON, see the full documentation set at http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/JBoss_Operations_Network/index.html.