Installation Alternatives

Installation Alternatives

You can install the JBoss Application Server in one of these two modes:

  • Binary files download

    In this form of installation, simply unzip the downloaded zip file to the directory of your choice. You can unzip the JBoss Application Server on any operating system that supports the zip format. The zip file is available on http://labs.jboss.com/jbossas/downloads/. Please ensure you have met the pre-requisites required before proceeding with your installation. Pre-requisites are discussed in Pre-Requisites”. Further details on installation using the Binary files are discussed in Installation With Binary Download

            

    JBossAS 5.0.0 can be compiled with both Java5 and Java6. The Java5 compiled binary is our primary/recommended binary distribution. It has undergone rigorous testing and can run under both a Java 5 and a Java 6 runtime. When running under Java 6 you need to manually copy the following libraries from the JBOSS_HOME/client directory to the JBOSS_HOME/lib/endorsed directory, so that the JAX-WS 2.0 apis supported by JBossWS are used:

            
    * jbossws-native-saaj.jar 
    * jbossws-native-jaxrpc.jar 
    * jbossws-native-jaxws.jar 
    * jbossws-native-jaxws-ext.jar 
            

    Another alternative is to download the jdk6 distribution (jboss-5.0.0.CR2-jdk6.zip) in which case no configuration changes are required. Please refer to the release notes for additional information about running with JDK 6.

                     
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  • Source Files download

            

    In this form of installation, download the source files from the web and build the source files locally. On successfully building your source files you can manually copy the built file into a desired folder and start the server. Please ensure you have met the pre-requisites required before proceeding with your installation. Pre-requisites are discussed in Pre-Requisites”. For more instructions on building your source files, please refer to Installation With Source Download.

 

Three types of server configurations will be included in your installation - minimal , default and all.