Chapter 2. Managing the JBoss Application Server

This chapter covers

  • Examining the JBoss AS architecture
  • Configuring JBoss AS
  • Examining the administration tools
  • Exploring various MBeans

The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step; this adage from the Tao Te Ching, the book central to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy, describes this chapter fairly well. JBoss in Action is all about managing the JBoss Application Server, and in this chapter, you take your first steps in such management, continuing your journey throughout the rest of the book.

JBoss AS provides a good out-of-the-box experience for application developers. You can download the application server, install it, run it, and even deploy applications to it, usually ...

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