JBoss Properties


    There are a number of properties used by the micro-kernel during the bootstrap.

    This documentation is heavily plagiarized from org.jboss.system.server.ServerConfig.


    Bootstrap Configuration

    • jboss.boot.library.list - The basic jars used to bootstrap the kernel, there are other jars used (TODO explain) - default value log4j-boot.jar, jboss-common.jar, jboss-system.jar

    • jboss.server.type - The fully qualified class name of the org.jboss.system.server.Server implementation - default: org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl

    • jboss.server.root.deployment.filename - The file to deploy at the end of the bootstrap, relative to the config url - default: jboss-service.xml



    Directories and urls

    • jboss.home.dir - The base directory of the jboss distribution - default: $JBOSS_HOME


    • jboss.home.url - The base url of the jboss distribution - default $JBOSS_HOME


    • jboss.lib.url - The url where the kernel jars exist - default: $jboss.home.url/lib


    • jboss.patch.url - A directory where patch jars exist - default: none


    • jboss.server.name - The configuration name of the server - default: default


    • jboss.server.base.dir - The directory where server configurations exist - default: $jboss.home.dir/server


    • jboss.server.base.url - The url where server configurations exist - default: $jboss.home.url/server


    • jboss.server.home.dir - The directory for the current configuration - default: $jboss.server.base.dir/$jboss.server.name


    • jboss.server.home.url - The url for the current configuration - default: $jboss.server.base.url/$jboss.server.name


    • jboss.server.temp.dir - The directory for temporary files - default: $jboss.server.home.dir/tmp


    • jboss.server.data.dir - The directory for data files - default: $jboss.server.home.dir/data


    • jboss.server.config.url - The url for configuration files - default: $jboss.server.home.url/conf


    • jboss.server.lib.url - The url for static jar files - default: $jboss.server.home.url/lib


    • jboss.server.log.dir - The directory where the server logs are written - default: $jboss.server.home.dir/log



    Other config

    • jboss.bind.address - The host name or ip address for jboss services to bind to - default: = "any" NIC - (v4.2.), = localhost only

    • jboss.partition.name - The cluster partition - default DefaultPartition

    • jboss.partition.udpGroup - (since v4.0.3) The udp group - no default

    • jboss.server.exitonshutdown - Whether JBoss should do System.exit() on a shutdown - default true

    • jboss.server.blockingshutdown - Whether JBoss should do shutdown synchronously (true) or asynchronously (false) - default false

    • jboss.server.requirejbossurlstreamhandlerfactory - When true an error is thrown if the jboss stream handlers could not be installed - default true

    • jboss.server.temp.dir.overrideJavaTmpDir - (since v3.2.3) whether to override the main java temporary directory (java.io.tmpdir) to the server temporary directory - default false

    • jboss.shutdown.forceHalt - (since v3.0.1) force a Runtime.getRuntime().halt() at the end of the jboss shutdown hook - default true

    • jboss.native.load - whether to to load the native libraries unpacked from deployments - default false

    • jboss.native.dir - location to unpack native libraries in deployments - default tmp/native


    Non JBoss properties

    • log4j.configuration - override the location of the log4j bootstrap configuration


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