What needs to be done to port an application developed on Tomcat 7 to JBoss EAP 6?

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  • JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 6


We have an application that was developed and deployed on Tomcat 7. Now we are trying to move the application to Jboss EAP 6, and very quickly realised that its not as simple as dropping war file into standalone/deployments folder.What do we need to do to make the war deployable into Jboss, without any issue?


  1. Convert the Tomcat-specific META-INF/context.xml file into it's JBoss equivalent. At minimum, this will involve setting up datasources, and adding a WEB-INF/jboss-web.xml file to map them into the Enterprise Naming Context.
    1.1. See https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/JBoss_Enterprise_Application_Platform/6/html/Administration_and_Configuration_Guide/chap-Datasource_Management.html for setting up datasource in JBoss
    1.2. The jboss-web.xml file is like
  1. Remove any J2EE specification jars from WEB-INF/lib

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