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Red Hat® JBoss® Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a middleware platform built on open standards and compliant with the Java Enterprise Edition 6 specification.

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Red Hat Enterprise Application Platform

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is the leading open source platform for next-generation Java and Java EE applications. It's integrated, simplified, and delivered by the leader in enterprise open source software.


Efficient and secure resources

To provide efficient use of system resources and a small footprint, classes are loaded and unloaded as needed. This increases security by only exposing the APIs you actually use and makes the container slim by default.

Flexible management

Manage the Enterprise Application Platform using the web-based Management Console, console-based Management CLI, or the Management API, which uses a REST-like interface and JSON output. Batch scripts or custom applications, making administration easier.

Centralized Management

Managed domains combine virtual servers on physical hosts into server groups, sharing configuration and deployments, which propagate automatically. All configuration is performed centrally, from the domain controller. Run multiple instances on the same physical host easily, due to the socket binding groups and automatic port offsets.

Fast server starts and restarts

Developers will appreciate how quickly JBoss Enterprise Application Platform starts and restarts. This has benefits in production environments, but is indespensible in development environments where frequent restarts are necessary. Less time spent waiting means more time spent developing.

Get Started with Red Hat JBOSS Enterprise Application Platform

For a basic installation, you'll need:

Supported Configurations

Before attempting this installation, please review the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Installation Prerequisites .

Extract the Installation Media

Extract the ZIP Archive.


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    Download the JBoss EAP ZIP distribution.

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    Choose the server and directory where you want to install the product.

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    Move and extract the ZIP archive.

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    Result: JBoss EAP 6 has been installed successfully. The directory created by extracting the ZIP archive is the top-level directory for the server. This is referred to as EAP_HOME.

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    To get started with JBoss EAP 6, in the Getting Started Guide, follow the post-installation instructions and try it out.


Introduction to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

JBoss EAP is a middleware platform built on open standards and compliant with the Java Enterprise Edition 6 specification. It integrates JBoss Application Server 7 with high-availability clustering, messaging, distributed caching, and other technologies.

Understanding JBoss EAP Stand-alone Servers and Managed Domains

JBoss EAP introduces the concept of a managed domain. The managed domain simplifies and centralizes configuration management for multiple servers, as opposed to managing and configuring an individual, or stand-alone server. This video provides an overview of the stand-alone server versus the managed domain approach.

Configuring and Managing JBoss EAP

Configure and manage JBoss EAP using the command-line management CLI or the web-based management console. Changes made using these management interfaces persist automatically and the Management API overwrites the XML configuration files.

Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 Server and Application Security

Red Hat JBoss EAP with xPaaS Images on OpenShift Enterprise

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) is available as a containerized xPaaS image that is designed for use with OpenShift. Developers can quickly build, scale, and test applications deployed across hybrid environments.

Using Linux Containers with Red Hat JBoss EAP

Use Linux Containers with JBoss EAP for open source application packaging and delivery technology, combining lightweight application isolation with the flexibility of image-based deployment methods. All this is meant to provide you with an environment to produce and run enterprise-quality containers.

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