Installing the server and client components

The first step in learning about the application server will be to install all the necessary stuff on your machine in order to run it. The application server itself requires just a Java Virtual Machine environment to be installed.

As far as hardware requirements are concerned, you should be aware that the server distribution, at the time of writing, requires about 75 MB of hard-disk space and allocates a minimum of 64 MB and a maximum of 512 MB for a standalone server.

In order to get started, this is our checklist:

  • Install the Java Development Kit where JBoss AS 7 will run
  • Install JBoss AS 7.1.1
  • Install the Eclipse development environment
  • Install the Maven release management tool

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