Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Getting started with JBoss Application Server 7.0.0 CR1 in minutes

JBoss Application Server 7.0.0 CR1 was released this morning (GMT). I'm sure Jason Greene, the AS 7 lead will post more details in the next day or two. In the meantime, I'd like to give you a very quick overview of how to get this up and running in a few minutes.

The most time-consuming step is to grab it from http://download.jboss.org/jbossas/7.0/jboss-7.0.0.CR1/jboss-7.0.0.CR1.zip (later releases will be accessible from the main download page http://www.jboss.org/jbossas/downloads).

Now go to your download directory and unzip it to somewhere, and then go to the jboss-7.0.0.CR1/bin folder:

[kabir ~/Downloads]
$unzip -q jboss-7.0.0.CR1.zip -d ~/AS7

[kabir ~/Downloads]
$cd ~/AS7/jboss-7.0.0.CR1/bin/



Now that the slow part is done, let's start it up in single server mode:


[kabir ~/AS7/jboss-7.0.0.CR1/bin]
$./standalone.sh
=========================================================================

JBoss Bootstrap Environment

JBOSS_HOME: /Users/kabir/AS7/jboss-7.0.0.CR1

JAVA: /Library/Java/Home//bin/java

JAVA_OPTS: -Xms64m -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -Dorg.jboss.resolver.warning=true -Dsun.rmi.dgc.client.gcInterval=3600000 -Dsun.rmi.dgc.server.gcInterval=3600000 -Djboss.modules.system.pkgs=org.jboss.byteman

=========================================================================

11:55:25,759 INFO [org.jboss.modules] JBoss Modules version 1.0.0.CR4
11:55:26,009 INFO [org.jboss.msc] JBoss MSC version 1.0.0.CR2
11:55:26,077 INFO [org.jboss.as] JBoss AS 7.0.0.CR1 "White Rabbit" starting
11:55:26,955 INFO [org.jboss.as] creating http management service using network interface (management) port (9990) securePort (-1)
11:55:26,965 INFO [org.jboss.as.logging] Removing bootstrap log handlers
11:55:26,997 INFO [org.jboss.as.connector.subsystems.datasources] (Controller Boot Thread) Deploying JDBC-compliant driver class org.h2.Driver (version 1.2)
11:55:27,101 INFO [org.jboss.as.naming] (Controller Boot Thread) Activating Naming Subsystem
11:55:27,157 INFO [org.jboss.as.osgi] (Controller Boot Thread) Activating OSGi Subsystem
11:55:27,188 INFO [org.jboss.as.security] (Controller Boot Thread) Activating Security Subsystem
11:55:27,208 INFO [org.jboss.as.naming] (MSC service thread 1-4) Starting Naming Service
11:55:27,215 INFO [org.jboss.remoting] (MSC service thread 1-3) JBoss Remoting version 3.2.0.Beta2
11:55:27,229 INFO [org.xnio] (MSC service thread 1-3) XNIO Version 3.0.0.Beta3
11:55:27,248 INFO [org.xnio.nio] (MSC service thread 1-3) XNIO NIO Implementation Version 3.0.0.Beta3
11:55:27,518 INFO [org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener] (MSC service thread 1-2) The Apache Tomcat Native library which allows optimal performance in production environments was not found on the java.library.path: .:/Library/Java/Extensions:/System/Library/Java/Extensions:/usr/lib/java
11:55:27,539 INFO [org.jboss.as.remoting] (MSC service thread 1-3) Listening on /127.0.0.1:9999
11:55:27,575 WARN [org.jboss.osgi.framework.internal.URLHandlerPlugin] (MSC service thread 1-2) Unable to set the URLStreamHandlerFactory
11:55:27,576 WARN [org.jboss.osgi.framework.internal.URLHandlerPlugin] (MSC service thread 1-2) Unable to set the ContentHandlerFactory
11:55:27,590 INFO [org.jboss.as.ee] (Controller Boot Thread) Activating EE subsystem
11:55:27,593 INFO [org.jboss.as.jmx.JMXConnectorService] (MSC service thread 1-4) Starting remote JMX connector
11:55:27,604 INFO [org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol] (MSC service thread 1-3) Starting Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http--127.0.0.1-8080
11:55:27,732 INFO [org.jboss.as.connector] (MSC service thread 1-3) Starting JCA Subsystem (JBoss IronJacamar 1.0.0.CR2)
11:55:27,855 INFO [org.jboss.as.connector.subsystems.datasources] (MSC service thread 1-2) Bound data source [java:jboss/datasources/ExampleDS]
11:55:28,255 INFO [org.jboss.as.deployment] (MSC service thread 1-1) Started FileSystemDeploymentService for directory /Users/kabir/AS7/jboss-7.0.0.CR1/standalone/deployments
11:55:28,267 INFO [org.jboss.as] (Controller Boot Thread) JBoss AS 7.0.0.CR1 "White Rabbit" started in 2750ms - Started 91 of 146 services (55 services are passive or on-demand)!

And that's it! JBoss Application Server 7.0.0 started in 2750ms. Leave it running for now.

Go to http://localhost:8080/ for the welcome page which contains links to our admin console and documentation. Our documentation is being created online at https://docs.jboss.org/author/display/AS7/Documentation and there is a fair bit of content already, but make sure you check in regularly since for our next release we will be focussing 100% on our documentation. The docs include a more extensive quick start guide than this.

To deploy applications one way to do it is to copy them to the jboss-7.0.0.CR1/standalone/deployments folder. Since this is not a Java EE tutorial, let's use the first example war I could find online:



[kabir ~/AS7]
$curl http://gwt-examples.googlecode.com/files/Calendar.war > Calendar.war
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 529k 100 529k 0 0 312k 0 0:00:01 0:00:01 --:--:-- 356k

[kabir ~/AS7]
$cp Calendar.war jboss-7.0.0.CR1/standalone/deployments/



Now in the terminal window where you started AS 7 you should see that the application has been deployed:


11:55:28,267 INFO [org.jboss.as] (Controller Boot Thread) JBoss AS 7.0.0.CR1 "White Rabbit" started in 2750ms - Started 91 of 146 services (55 services are passive or on-demand)
12:05:13,713 INFO [org.jboss.as.server.deployment] (MSC service thread 1-1) Starting deployment of "Calendar.war"
12:05:14,262 INFO [org.jboss.web] (MSC service thread 1-3) registering web context: /Calendar
12:05:14,290 INFO [org.jboss.as.server.controller] (DeploymentScanner-threads - 2) Deployed "Calendar.war"


If you go to http://localhost:8080/Calendar you should see the deployed web app.

See the docs for more information about how to make JBoss AS 7 work for you!

And please report any issues at our users forum.
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