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Administering JBoss® EAP 6

Course ID: JBADMN-EAP6

The JBoss Application Server is one of the most popular open source Java application servers on the market. The latest release, JBoss AS 7 / EAP 6, is a major release that includes many improvements and changes from the widely adopted JBoss 5 platform. This course is geared specifically for the EAP 6 version of the server, which is a subscription-supported version that is now freely downloadable for development purposes.

This course covers all the important administrative tasks that are required to administer this new version of JBoss AS. It starts with installation, architecture, and basic configuration and monitoring. It covers management using the new and expanded Web console, as well as the structure of the management model and how to use it via the admin CLI (Command Line Interface) and via scripting. It includes coverage of using the management tools to deploy and configure Web and Enterprise applications, datasources, JMS resources (topics, queues), as well as covering the configuration of the major subsystems, including the Web (HTTP), Web Services, Messaging (including the new HornetQ based provider), Logging, and Security subsystems. You will also learn the structure and contents of the underlying XML configuration files that reflect the actual configuration. The course also covers the use of JBoss in standalone mode (consistent with previous releases of JBoss), and explains the new domain model for managing multiple JBoss nodes from a single management point. The last part of the course delves into the details of clustering JBoss for high availability and load balancing, as well as going into the details of setting up and managing a JBoss domain with the new domain model

The course is focused and informative, and created by experts in the JBoss AS. It will demystify the many new capabilities and structure of JBoss EAP 6, and leave you well prepared to manage JBoss AS installations. It also points out many of the issues that you may run into while migrating applications from JBoss 5.

Course Information

Duration: 4 days

Hands-on: Minimum 50% hands-on

Supported Platforms: JBoss EAP 6.2 or EAP 6.4 on both Linux and Windows Operating Systems

Skills Gained:

Course Details:

Session 1: JBoss AS 7 / EAP 6 Introduction and Installation

  • Java EE Overview and Architecture
  • JBoss AS 7 / EAP 6 Background and Overview
  • Installing and Starting EAP 6
  • Working with EAP 6
  • Documentation Overview

Session 2: AS 7 / EAP 6Structure and Architecture

  • EAP 6 Directory and File Structure
  • JBoss Modules
  • Server Architecture and Configuration

Session 3: EAP 6 Management and Logging

  • Using the CLI (Command Line Interface)
  • Management Model
  • Working with Management Resources
  • Common Management Tasks
  • The Web Admin Console
  • Other Management Capabilities
  • Server Logging
  • Audit Logging

Session 4: Interfaces and Socket Bindings / Port Configuration

  • Interface Configuration
  • Socket Bindings and Socket Binding Groups
  • Setting the Bind Address

Session 5: Application Deployment

  • Java EE Deployment Archives (Jars, Wars, Ears, Sars)
  • Deploying with the CLI and Admin Console
  • Auto-Deployment in EAP 6 (Marker Files, Expanded, Archived)
  • Deployment Dependencies

Session 6: Subsystem Configuration

  • Thread Pools
  • Web Container
    • Web Container Overview
    • Web Container Configuration in standalone.xml
    • Querying Container Configuration via the CLI
    • Configuring the HTTP, HTTPS, and AJP Connectors (in standalone.xml, and via the CLI)
  • JNDI and Naming Overview
  • JBoss Naming Overview and Configuration
  • JNDI Client Configuration
  • DataSource and JCA Overview
  • DataSource Configuration (XML, CLI, and Admin Console)
  • EJB Subsystem

Session 7: Messaging in EAP 6

  • JMS (Java Message Service) Overview
  • HornetQ Overview
  • Configuring Connection Factories (XML, CLI, and Admin Console)
  • Configuring Queues and Topics (XML, CLI, and Admin Console)
  • Dead Letter and Redelivery
  • Messaging Security

Session 8 : Security

  • JBoss Server Security Overview
  • Management Interface Security
    • Local Access
    • Security Realms, Authentication, and Authorization
    • File Based and LDAP Realms
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Overview
    • Standard Roles
    • Membership and Permissions
    • Configuring
  • Security Domains - Application Security
    • Overview
    • Login Modules - UsersRoles, DatabaseUsers/DatabaseServerLoginModule, LDAP
    • Configuration and Details
    • Java EE Security Overview and Role Mapping
    • Using the Vault for Sensitive Data (passwords)
  • Enabling SSL
    • SSL Overview
    • Setting Up HTTPS, keytool, configuration
    • Other Uses of SSL

Session 9: Clustering in EAP 6

  • Clustering Overview
  • Clustering Configuration, JGroups Overview
  • Troubleshooting Multicast Issues
  • Managing Clusters
  • Clustered Services (HA-JNDI/High Availability JNDI, EJB, Messaging)
  • Load Balancers and Clustered Http
  • Load Balancing with Apache httpd and mod_cluster
  • Installing and Configuring mod_cluster
  • Load Balancing Between Nodes
  • Managing with the CLI

Session 10: EAP 6 Domain Mode

  • Domain Mode Overview
  • domain.xml and host.xml
  • Domain Controllers, Host Controllers, Server Groups, Servers
  • Domain Configuration - domain.xml, Controller, and Server Configuration
  • Domain Management

Session 11: Tuning JBoss EAP 6

  • JBoss AS and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
    • Tuning The Heap (Memory Usage)
    • Garbage Collection (GC) Overview and Generational GC
    • Tuning GC
  • Tuning the Web Tier (Tomcat)
    • Connector Tuning
    • Other Optimizations
  • Database Connection Tuning
  • Messaging Tuning
  • Other JBoss AS Optimizations
  • Creating Minimal Configurations

Session 12: Migration

  • Configuration and Management Differences
  • Classloading and Modules
  • Database / Datasource
  • Security
  • Messaging
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