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JBoss AS 7 and JBoss EAP 6 Administration and Clustering


Course Description | Course Outline | JBoss and Eclipse | IT Training


The JBoss Application Server is one of the most popular open source Java application servers on the market. The latest release, JBoss AS 7, is a major release that includes many improvements and changes from the widely adopted JBoss 5 platform. The new release has a completely new structure and management model which is covered in depth in the course.

This class covers both the unsupported open source product (JBoss Application Server) and the supported platform available from JBoss/RedHat (JBoss Enterprise Application Platform). This class covers both so no matter which type of JBoss environment you have this course is right for you. The JBoss EAP 6 product contains the JBoss Application Server 7.1 product internally which is why there are two different version numbers in the course title. This course contains extensive hands-on labs. Rather than simply “walking through” the various features of JBoss these exercises are designed to enhance the educational experience.

This course covers all the important administrative tasks that are required to administer this new version of JBoss AS. It starts with installation, architecture, and basic configuration and monitoring. It covers management using the new and expanded Web console, as well as the structure of the management model and how to use it via the admin CLI (Command Line Interface) and via scripting. It includes coverage of using the management tools to deploy and configure Web and Enterprise applications, datasources, JMS resources (topics, queues), as well as covering the configuration of the major subsystems, including the Web (HTTP), Web Services, Messaging (including the new HornetQ based provider), Logging, and Security subsystems. You will also learn the structure and contents of the underlying XML configuration files that reflect the actual configuration. The course also covers the use of JBoss in standalone mode (consistent with previous releases of JBoss), and explains the new domain model for managing multiple JBoss nodes from a single management point. The last part of the course delves into the details of clustering JBoss for high availability and load balancing, as well as going into the details of setting up and managing a JBoss domain with the new domain model.

Topics covered include:

  • JBoss AS 7 Installation
  • AS 7 Structure and Architecture
  • AS 7 Management
  • Deployment
  • Web Container and Socket Binding Groups
  • JNDI, Datasources, Web Services
  • Messaging in AS 7
  • Security
  • Tuning JBoss AS 7
  • Using AS 7 Domains
  • Clustering in AS 7
  • Load Balancing Web Applications

After completing this course students will be able to:

  • Understand JBoss AS 7 structure and architecture
  • Install and configure AS 7
  • Understand the structure of both standalone installations and domain-based installations
  • Be aware of the modular classloading characteristics of AS 7 and of deployments in the server, and how this differs from JBoss 5
  • Understand the management model, and how to use it via the CLI (Command Line Interface) and via scripting
  • Understand and use the Web management console for managing AS 7
  • Be familiar with the XML configuration files, their structure, and their usage
  • Be able to configure and manage the important subsystems, including the Web, Messaging, and Logging
  • Configure and manage the Web container, including the HTTP, HTTPS, and AJP connectors
  • Understand and configure Socket Groups
  • Understand, configure, and use Security in AS 7
  • Assemble, deploy, and manage Java EE application components such as EJB, Servlets, and JMS
  • Configure resources such as datasources, messaging destinations (topics/queues), etc.
  • Configure runtime security for AS 7 services and server-side application components
  • Optimize / Tune JBoss performance
  • Migrate applications from JBoss AS 5 to JBoss AS 7
  • Configure and Manage AS 7 Domains
  • Configure and Manage AS 7 Clusters, including using Apache httpd and mod_cluster

Target Student

Webmasters and System Administrators who install, configure, and maintain Java EE Applications on JBoss Application Server 7 or JBoss EAP 6.


The student should have familiarity with basic operatiing system skills like running commands from a command prompt and networking. Although not required, familiarity with web-based applications, web servers, and Java is suggested.


4 Days

Contact Information

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