You are not connected to a network?
Remove the cluster-service.xml from the deploy
That seems to do the trick because I am indeed not connected to a network. I'm having a look and play on my laptop, which is generally not connected to a network while I'm commuting to work on the train. I've fooled other software that likes to think it's connected to a network by assigning my hosts IP address to the loopback interface when disconnected. Do you know precisely what jboss is doing at this point that this little con trick doesn't work?
Well sort of,
Actually it is JavaGroups that is part of the cluster
service. It does a UDP broadcast looking for other
JBoss installations on the network to cluster with.