Install the JBoss Application Server

Installing JBoss Application Server Getting and Installing Java Download Java SE 6 JDK from or (for Java SE 5 JDK) On UNIX run the installer or uncompress the distribution into a directory of your choice On Windows, run the installer Avoid installing Java into a directory that contains spaces or other special characters (e.g., under C:Program Files) You can choose not to install "Public JRE", demos, and source components Configuring Java Set JAVA_HOME to point to the directory where you installed Java and add $JAVA_HOME/bin to your PATH On Windows, add JAVA_HOME System Variable under Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environmental Variables and prefix the existing PATH variable with %JAVA_HOME%bin; On UNIX-like systems, make these changes in your shell’s configuration file (e.g., ~/.bashrc): export JAVA_HOME=/path/to/java-install-dir and export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

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Testing JAVA Test that java -version prints the expected Java version Test that javac prints usage message This verifies that JDK is installed (vs. JRE) Getting JBoss Application Server Download packaged distribution How to build from source? Get Ant from Uncompress it in a directory like C:Ant Set ANT_HOME to point to the directory where you installed Ant Add $ANT_HOME/bin (on Linux), %ANT_HOME%bin (on Windows) to your PATH get jboss-<release>-src.tar.gz from unzip it Browse to build directory and run ant Once finished the binaries will be under jboss-<release>.GA-srcbuildoutputjboss-<release>.GA Installing JBoss Application Server Unpack the compressed archive This is the typical installation method because it is the easiest Alternatively, install the source-built binary Not a common installation method Set JBOSS_HOME to the root folder of JBoss. You can also add $JBOSS_HOME/bin (Linux) or %JBOSS_HOME%bin (Windows) to your PATH in case you want to run your server from the command-line.

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