There are several ways to configure JBoss on Linux Server. JBoss is a subscription/open-source Java EE-based application server runtime platform which runs both Java based applications services & web based applications services. There is no need to install Web server runtime once you have application server runtime platform running on your server unless you have a special requirement.

Below is the step by step procedure to Configure JBoss on the Linux Server.

1) Prerequisite for the JBoss application is to install JDK-Java Development Kit on the server.

Here we have installed JDK with version 6.

[root@system usr]# yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk.x86_64

2) Download the below Jboss Package from the Oracle website.

Package Name :

3) Now we will unzip the package .After unzipping “jboss-6.0.0.Final” package will be extracted.

[root@system Jboss]# unzip

4) Now we will create jboss user , then we will move the package “jboss-6.0.0.Final” to the jboss directory and rename the file to “jboss-6.0” 

[root@system home]# useradd jboss
[root@system home]# passwd jboss

[root@system jboss]# mv jboss-6.0.0.Final /home/jboss
[root@system jboss]# mv jboss-6.0.0.Final jboss-6.0

5) Now to run the application , we will have to provide ownership & permission on the jboss6.0 directory for the jboss user.

[root@system jboss]# chown jboss:jboss jboss-6.0
[root@system jboss]# chmod -R 777 jboss-6.0/

6) Now we will switch user to jboss and try to run the application.

[root@system jboss]# su – jboss
[jboss@system etc]$ cd /home/jboss/jboss-6.0/bin/
[jboss@system bin]$ ./

(Please note that by default it will take the environment variables.From the below logs you can see that the JBoss application is started)

03:40:02,966 INFO [JSFImplManagementDeployer] Initialized 3 JSF configurations: [Mojarra-1.2, MyFaces-2.0, Mojarra-2.0]

03:40:15,798 INFO [JMXConnector] starting JMXConnector on host

03:40:28,348 INFO [org.jboss.bootstrap.impl.base.server.AbstractServer] JBossAS [6.0.0.Final “Neo”] Started in 53s:861ms

7) Now we can open the JBoss Application server GUI by entering the URL: http://localhost:8080 in the Local host server’s explorer.

Configure JBoss

8) JBoss application can be stopped by simply entering CTRL-C.

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Trouble Shooting Steps:

1) The below error logs shows that the permission is not given to the JBoss-6.0 directory.

Unable to set property fileName on class org.jboss.logmanager.handlers.FileHandler: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
Caused by: /home/jboss/jboss-6.0/server/default/log/boot.log (Permission denied)

Solution: chmod -R 777 jboss-6.0/

2) The below error logs shows that the Java is either not installed or installed with the non-supported version.

Failed to boot JBoss:
java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to create a KernelInitializer based on the specified KernelConfig
at org.jboss.kernel.KernelFactory.createKernelInitializer(

Solution: yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk.x86_64

Now you are all set to install JBoss application server on your Linux Machine.
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