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Advanced JBoss® EAP / WildFly Server Administration

This course covers advanced topics in administering the JBoss family of application servers. It provides administrators who already have some experience in working with JBoss servers the information they need to successfully manage them in production environments.

Available forJBoss EAP 6.2/6.4, EAP 7.1, EAP 7.2 (with advance notice) and WildFly releases from WF8-14.

The course starts with a quick refresher on server structure, architecture, and usage. It then moves on to covering the management tools in depth, with special focus on the CLI - its management structure, how to use it, and how to write scripts for it. It includes coverage of managing the ActiveMQ Artemis messaging subsystem (formerly HornetQ), RBAC (Role Based Access Control), and in-depth coverage of clustering that includes usage and configuration of Infinispan for caching in a cluster. It also includes in-depth coverage of creating and managing domains.

The course is hands-on, with labs for every important topic covered. It provides a wealth of hard-to-find information on managing JBoss servers, and is created by experts in the JBoss family of servers.

Course Information:

Course Code: JBADMN2

Price: $ 250

Duration: 4 days

Labs: many hands-on labs (minimum 50% of course)

Prerequisites: Some experience with Web/Application Servers and Databases

Supported Software Environments:

  • Standard App Server: WildFly/JBoss®
(Non-standard software may require additional wait and incur additional charges.)

Course Objectives:

  • Review the server structure, architecture, and usage
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of working with the CLI, it’s management model, and the operations it makes available
  • Deploy applications with the CLI and with auto-deployment
  • Configure network interfaces and socket bindings
  • Understand application dependencies, including implicit and automatic dependencies, and how to configure them
  • Work with and configure the ActiveMQ Artemis (formerly HornetQ) messaging subsystem via the XML config and the CLI, including address settings configuration, producer flow control, and security settings
  • Learn about and use RBAC (Role Based Access Control)
  • Mask sensitive strings (e.g. database passwords) with the Vault mechanism
  • Set up, work with, and manage server clusters
  • Configure, use, and customize the Infinispan subsystem for replication (HTTP and SFSB) and caching, including as a second-level Hibernate cache
  • Set up and work with server domains
  • Manage domains and application deployments to a domain with the CLI

Course Outline:

  • Session 1: JBoss Server - A Quick Overview
    • JBoss Server Family - JBoss AS, EAP, WildFly
    • Server structure and layout
    • Starting/Stopping
  • Session 2: Architecture Review
    • Modular Classloading / JBoss Modules, Application Dependencies
    • Profiles and Subsystems
    • Exploring the XML Config Schema Files
  • Session 3: Management Tools
    • CLI Overview/Review, Management Tree Structure, Addressing, Operations
    • CLI Command Files and Scripting
    • Using Properties in Command Files
    • Exploring the Management Model
    • Management (Web) Console Review
  • Session 4: Interface and Socket Bindings
    • Review of Interface/Socket Binding Configuration
    • Working with Socket Bindings and Socket Binding Groups
    • Bind Addresses and Port Offsets
  • Session 5: Application Deployment
    • CLI Deployment
    • Auto Deployment Review and Management with the CLI
    • Deployment Classloading
    • Classloading Precedence - Implicit, Automatic, Explicit
    • Controlling Classloading - jboss-deployment-structure.xml
  • Session 6: Messaging
    • ActiveMQ Artemis Overview and Configuration
    • Configuring Destinations
    • Configuration of Address Setting (for Dead Letter, Redelivery, and Security
    • Paging Configuration and Producer Flow Control
    • Management via the CLI
  • Session 7: Security
    • Security Review - Security Realms and Security Domains
    • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Encryption Overview
    • Masking Sensitive Strings Using the Vault
  • Session 8: Clustering and Replication with Infinispan
    • Clustering Review / Setting up a Cluster
    • Infinispan and Replication Overview
    • Infinispan Subsystem Configuration
    • Customizing Replication
    • Infinispan and JPA - Using Infinispan as a second level cache
  • Session 9: Configuring and Managing Domains
    • Domain Mode Review - Structure and Configuration
    • Managing Controllers and Servers (Console and CLI)
    • Managing Deployments
    • Advanced Topics
      • Operating a Domain without a DC
      • Handling Controller Restarts after Config Changes
      • Running Controllers in ADMIN_ONLY Mode