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.


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:
  3. Under Version, locate "JBoss AS 7.1.1 Final", and click ZIP in the corresponding Download column. This downloads an installation file named to your computer.
    Note: The same file is used for both Windows and UNIX.
  4. Extract the installation files into the folder that you created in step 1.

    Ensure that the option to retain folder names is selected.


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

  1. Start Eclipse.
  2. Click Window > Preferences > Server > Runtime Environments.
  3. Click Add.

    This opens the New Server Runtime Environment dialog box.

  4. Expand Red Hat JBoss Middleware.
  5. Click JBoss AS, WildFly, & EAP Server Tools, and then click Next.
  6. Accept the license agreement, and then click Finish.
  7. If you are presented with a security warning about unsigned content, ignore it by clicking OK.
  8. Click Yes to restart Eclipse.
    Note: If this is the first time the workspace settings have been changed then Eclipse might prompt you to store preference information.