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Administering the WildFly 14 and JBoss® EAP 7.2 Application Servers: Lab Setup Instructions (Standard Setup: Windows OS / WF 14)

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Hardware and classroom setup.

Each student and the instructor shall have a workstation that fulfills the listed requirements.

  • Required: Intel-compatible processor (with reasonably recent hardware).
  • Memory: 8GB min recommended
  • Disk Space: Free disk space for software installs (generally minimum 2GB)
  • Operating System: Windows OS (Any modern version - Windows 7, 10, etc. - labs have not been tested on Windows 8 variants)
  • Recommended: Internet access
  • Recommended: Class machines networked together - allows students to access a shared network directory.
  • Required: Zip utility. A good free one is 7-zip
  • Required: Adobe Acrobat Reader

Lab Files: Each student and instructor must have lab files installed (links to these files are generally sent separately via e-mail).

  • Extract the lab files to a location conveniently accessible to the student (e.g. C:\ )
  • If using folder other than C:\, make sure that students know where they are.

Other instructor requirements for the classroom

  • Projector or large screen TV capable of 1280x800 or higher resolution. Instructor must be able to use this to project slides.
  • Whiteboard (preferred) or flip charts with markers.

Install Java Development Kit – JDK 1.8 Update 251

  • Note that any relatively recent JDK1.8 version is fine.

  • From http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html download the installer file for your OS
    • Windows 64 bit: xxx-windows-x64.exe (Almost certainly this is the one you want. 32-bit Windows OS installs are now rare).
    • Windows 32 bit: xxx-windows-i586.exe

  • Run the installer and take all defaults.

  • Create or modify environment variables as appropriate for your OS. This will add an environment variable JAVA_HOME, and modify your path to include the jdk bin folder
    • JAVA_HOME:
      • Right click My Computer and choose Properties > click the Advanced tab > click the Environment Variables button
      • In the bottom half of the dialog, click New to add a new System variable
      • Variable name: JAVA_HOME (this is case-sensitive)
      • Variable value: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_251 (or adjust to the actual path where you installed the JDK and your JDK version – please double-check this path – probably best to copy and paste it)
      • Click OK
    • Path:
      • Find this existing entry in the bottom half of the Environment Variables button, and click Edit
      • Click in the Variable value field and move your cursor all the way to the left (pressing Home on your keyboard should do this quickly for you)
      • Check whether the value below is already present, or add it at the beginning if necessary (make sure you get all of this, including the trailing semicolon, with no spaces):

      • %JAVA_HOME%\bin;

    • Click OK repeatedly (likely in 3 different dialogs) until all the dialogs close.

  • Open a terminal prompt type the below, and press Enter

    javac -version

    You should get a message that tells you the version. If the command is not found, you did something wrong.

  • Close the terminal prompt. You’re done installing Java

Install WildFly 14.0.1

  • Download: From http://wildfly.org/downloads go to the 14.0.1.Final section
  • Extract: Extract the zip file where students can access and run it easily.
    • Windows OS: Common location is C:\
    • Mac OS: Common location is user home directory.

  • Create a JBOSS_HOME Environment variable that points to the WildFly install folder (according to your OS needs)
    • Windows OS: Right click My Computer and choose Properties, Click the Advanced tab, Click the Environment Variables butto
    • *nix / Mac OS: Generally done in user’s shell config file (e.g. ~/.bashrc)
  • That’s all that needs to be done to install WildFly.

Install Apache Httpd plus mod_cluster 1.3.1

  • NOTE: Do NOT use a later version - only 1.3.1
  • Download directly from: From http://downloads.jboss.org/mod_cluster//1.3.1.Final/windows/mod_cluster-1.3.1.Final-windows-amd64-ssl.zip
    • The filename will be mod_cluster-1.3.1.Final-windows-amd64-ssl.zip
    • Save the file where you can access it easily
    • Note that this install includes Apache httpd with mod_cluster already installed

  • Extract: Extract the zip file where students can access and run it easily.
    • Windows OS: Common location is C:\
    • Linux/Mac OS: Common location is user home directory.

  • That’s all that needs to be done to install mod_cluster.