4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2005 2:42 PM by Joao Roque

    Programatically start/stop JBoss

    Joao Roque Newbie


      I'm trying to programatically start and stop JBoss server, but I'm having some problems. Actualy, my code to start/stop is as follows:

      import org.jboss.*;
      private void startJBoss() {
       try {
       String str[]={};
       Class c = Class.forName("org.jboss.Main");
       Main ob = (Main)c.newInstance();
       } catch (Exception e) {
      private void stopJBoss() {
       try {
       String str[]={"-S"};
       Class c = Class.forName("org.jboss.Shutdown");
       Shutdown ob = (Shutdown)c.newInstance();
       } catch (Exception e) {

      In the classpath I have added the run.jar and shutdown.jar from the bin directory of JBoss. Now the problem comes when I start JBoss where I receive the following exceptions:

      [Server] Starting General Purpose Architecture (GPA)...Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/dom4j/Element
       at java.lang.Class.getDeclaredConstructors0(Native Method)
       at java.lang.Class.privateGetDeclaredConstructors(Unknown Source)
       at java.lang.Class.getConstructor0(Unknown Source)
       at java.lang.Class.newInstance0(Unknown Source)
       at java.lang.Class.newInstance(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.mx.modelmbean.RequiredModelMBeanInstantiator.instantiate(RequiredModelMBeanInstantiator.java:37)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.<init>(MBeanServerImpl.java:205)
       at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerBuilderImpl.newMBeanServer(MBeanServerBuilderImpl.java:56)
       at javax.management.MBeanServerFactory.newMBeanServer(Unknown Source)
       at javax.management.MBeanServerFactory.createMBeanServer(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.doStart(ServerImpl.java:349)
       at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.start(ServerImpl.java:310)
       at org.jboss.Main.boot(Main.java:195)
       at org.jboss.Main$1.run(Main.java:463)
       at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

      If I remove the shutdown.jar from the classpath, I can start JBoss without problems, but then, I don't have any option to stop it.

      Any other way to start/stop JBoss programatically.