Historically, the JBoss AS has always provided a web-based application to perform some administration and management tasks. Versions 4.x and earlier used the
jmx-console to read/write and display the value of
MBeans, which were the backbone of the application server. The
jmx-console was indeed a useful tool; however, it also required some degree of experience to get started with. Besides this, the information contained in this application was fragmented across many
MBeans. For example, the datasource information was contained in four
MBeans, thus making it cumbersome to manage this resource.
The 5.x and 6.x release proposed a simpler-to-use approach made up of the admin console, which was built as a seam-based web application. ...