Installing JBoss Application Server

This section details the steps you take to install JBoss Application Server (AS) version 7.1.1.
Note: This particular version of the application server should target a run time system no later than Java 7.

Download

First you need to download the software:

  1. Create a new folder on your computer (for example, C:\JBoss (Windows) or ~/jboss/ (UNIX)). This step is optional, as you may wish to use the path embedded in the installation .zip file.
  2. Use your browser to navigate to the JBoss Community page: http://jbossas.jboss.org/downloads/.
  3. Under Version, locate "JBoss AS 7.1.1 Final", and click ZIP in the corresponding Download column. This downloads an installation file named jboss-as-7.1.1.Final.zip to your computer.
    Note: The same file is used for both Windows and UNIX.
  4. Extract the installation files into the folder that you optionally created in step 1.

    Ensure that the option to retain folder names is selected.

Installation

To enable Eclipse to manage JBoss Application Server, you need to install the JBoss AS tools in Eclipse:

  1. Start an instance of Eclipse.
  2. Click Window > Preferences.
  3. Expand the Server list, and click Runtime Environments.
  4. In the Server Runtime Environments view, click Add.
  5. In the New Server Runtime Environment dialog, click Download additional server adapters.
  6. In the Install New Extension dialog, wait until the alphabetic list of server adapters is populated, then scroll down the list, and locate JBossAS Tools. Click on this entry to select it, and click Next.
  7. In the Review Licenses view, accept the license agreement, and click Finish.
  8. Click OK to accept the restart warning.

    The server adapter download is initiated, which may take a few moments.

  9. If you are presented with a security warning about unsigned content, ignore it by clicking OK.
  10. Once the server adapter is installed, click Yes to restart Eclipse.