Startup error by installing BPM Suite 6.3.0 with "Deployable for EAP 6"

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  • Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite (BPMS) 6.3.0
    • Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6.3.0 Deployable for EAP 6
  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application (EAP) 6.4.6


  • Errors while trying to deploy the new version 6.3 of BPM Suite on JBoss EAP 6.4;
  • The following error is thrown at BPM Suite startup after installing it by using Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6.3.0 Deployable for EAP 6:
12:07:04,716 ERROR [] (Controller Boot Thread) JBAS015956: Caught exception during boot: JBAS014676: Failed to parse configuration
at [jboss-as-controller-7.5.6.Final-redhat-2.jar:7.5.6.Final-redhat-2]
Caused by: ParseError at [row,col]:[2,1]
Message: Unexpected element '{urn:jboss:domain:1.8}server'


Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite or BRMS 6.3.0 is supported on JBoss EAP 6.4.7+. The same issue happens only if using a previous version.

Also, you can use Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6.3.0 Installer, but please make sure to be using a certified EAP version anyway.

Root Cause

It seems to be an issue by replacing the standalone.xml file during installation. After installing it the file contains:

<server xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:1.8">

but it should be:

<server xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:1.7">

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