Below is a quick and easy way to install JBoss on linux for a developer to test and learn how to use it.

Please don’t use this setup for production.

Download JBoss EAP6 (AS7.1.1.Final) and untar

To download and untar jboss you need to enter the following commands:

[jsmith@regan ~] wget
[jsmith@regan ~] tar -zxvf jboss-as-7.1.1.Final.tar.gz 

Start Up JBoss in standalone mode

Now that you have jboss untar on your linux box its time to start it in standalone mode. Just enter the following commands:

[jsmith@regan ~] cd jboss-as-7.1.1.Final/bin
[jsmith@regan ~] ./

The output should look something like the one below:


  JBoss Bootstrap Environment

  JBOSS_HOME: /home/jsmith/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final

  JAVA: java

  JAVA_OPTS:  -server -XX:+UseCompressedOops -XX:+TieredCompilation -Xms64m -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m -Dorg.jboss.resolver.warning=true -Dsun.rmi.dgc.client.gcInterval=3600000 -Dsun.rmi.dgc.server.gcInterval=3600000 -Djboss.modules.system.pkgs=org.jboss.byteman -Djava.awt.headless=true -Djboss.server.default.config=standalone.xml


14:10:26,029 INFO  [org.jboss.modules] JBoss Modules version 1.1.1.GA
14:10:26,250 INFO  [org.jboss.msc] JBoss MSC version 1.0.2.GA
14:10:26,312 INFO  [] JBAS015899: JBoss AS 7.1.1.Final "Brontes" starting
14:10:27,440 INFO  [org.xnio] XNIO Version 3.0.3.GA
14:10:27,457 INFO  [] JBAS015888: Creating http management service using socket-binding (management-http)
14:10:27,465 INFO  [org.xnio.nio] XNIO NIO Implementation Version 3.0.3.GA
14:10:27,485 INFO  [org.jboss.remoting] JBoss Remoting version 3.2.3.GA
14:10:27,548 INFO  [] JBAS011502: Removing bootstrap log handlers
14:10:27,557 INFO  [] (ServerService Thread Pool -- 26) JBAS016200: Activating ConfigAdmin Subsystem
14:10:27,587 INFO  [] (ServerService Thread Pool -- 31) JBAS010280: Activating Infinispan subsystem.
14:10:27,682 INFO  [] (MSC service thread 1-3) JBAS010408: Starting JCA Subsystem (JBoss IronJacamar 1.0.9.Final)
14:10:27,689 INFO  [] (ServerService Thread Pool -- 38) JBAS011800: Activating Naming Subsystem
14:10:27,720 INFO  [] (ServerService Thread Pool -- 39) JBAS011940: Activating OSGi Subsystem
14:10:27,735 INFO  [] (ServerService Thread Pool -- 44) JBAS013101: Activating Security Subsystem
14:10:27,750 INFO  [] (ServerService Thread Pool -- 27) JBAS010403: Deploying JDBC-compliant driver class org.h2.Driver (version 1.3)
14:10:27,776 INFO  [] (MSC service thread 1-2) JBAS013100: Current PicketBox version=4.0.7.Final
14:10:27,840 INFO  [] (ServerService Thread Pool -- 48) JBAS015537: Activating WebServices Extension
14:10:27,871 INFO  [] (MSC service thread 1-4) JBAS011802: Starting Naming Service
14:10:27,924 INFO  [] (MSC service thread 1-1) JBAS015400: Bound mail session [java:jboss/mail/Default]
14:10:28,183 INFO  [] (MSC service thread 1-1) JBoss Web Services - Stack CXF Server 4.0.2.GA
14:10:28,272 INFO  [org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol] (MSC service thread 1-3) Starting Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http--
14:10:28,746 INFO  [] (MSC service thread 1-1) JBAS017100: Listening on /
14:10:28,749 INFO  [] (MSC service thread 1-3) JBAS017100: Listening on /
14:10:28,754 INFO  [] (MSC service thread 1-2) JBAS015012: Started FileSystemDeploymentService for directory /home/jsmith/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final/standalone/deployments
14:10:28,896 INFO  [] (MSC service thread 1-1) JBAS010400: Bound data source [java:jboss/datasources/ExampleDS]
14:10:29,026 INFO  [] (Controller Boot Thread) JBAS015951: Admin console listening on
14:10:29,027 INFO  [] (Controller Boot Thread) JBAS015874: JBoss AS 7.1.1.Final "Brontes" started in 3281ms - Started 133 of 208 services (74 services are passive or on-demand)

Add the admin

Now it’s time to setup the admin account for jboss. Open a new console and follow the following steps. I am going to make the username “admin” and the password “jboss” but you can use any username and password you would like, follow the commands below

cd jboss-as-7.1.1.Final/bin

Your output should look like this:

What type of user do you wish to add? 
 a) Management User ( 
 b) Application User (

Enter the details of the new user to add.
Realm (ManagementRealm) : 
Username : admin
Password : 
Re-enter Password : 
The username 'admin' is easy to guess
Are you sure you want to add user 'admin' yes/no? yes
About to add user 'admin' for realm 'ManagementRealm'
Is this correct yes/no? yes

JBoss is up and running.

Ok that is the basic install of jboss as a standalone for a developer to use. Now launch your browser to or http://localhost:8080 and if anything was done righ your output should look like the one below:

Installing Jboss on Linux with Johnathan Mark Smith

Here is the video if you would like to watch it:


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13 May 2013