Is it possible to deploy an "exploded" .ear file? I saw in the FAQ that you can deploy and "exploded" .war file but saw nothing about an EAR.
Yes. When you drop an .ear file to the deploy directory, JBoss will automatically deploy the contained
enterprise application WITHOUT exploding it.
You can manually unjar the .ear file in the deploy directory, remove the original .ear file and then
restart the JBoss server. JBoss will deploy the EXPLODED enterprise application as part of the