1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 23, 2008 9:44 AM by Thomas Hackler

    JBoss as a JavaService fails to boot

    Shawn Bradley Newbie

      I am attempting to configure JBoss to run as a Windows Service. Following the advice and info I've been able to find on the web, I was able to get it running finally. However, it won't completely load. The service starts fine, I can't connect to the JMX console. Upon further investigation, I discovered that the error log contained the following:

      Failed to boot JBoss:
      java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.jboss.system.server.ServerInfo
      at org.jboss.mx.loading.UnifiedLoaderRepository3.loadClass(UnifiedLoaderRepository3.java:593)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.instantiate(MBeanServerImpl.java:1192)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.instantiate(MBeanServerImpl.java:233)
      at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.createMBean(MBeanServerImpl.java:279)
      at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.createMBean(ServerImpl.java:495)
      at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.doStart(ServerImpl.java:387)
      at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.start(ServerImpl.java:315)
      at org.jboss.Main.boot(Main.java:195)
      at org.jboss.Main$1.run(Main.java:463)
      at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:534)

      I've double-checked my JBOSS_HOME and JAVA_HOME environment variables and done everything else I can think of to figure out why this exception is occurring.

      JBoss runs fine when started from the command line via the run.bat file, so I know my installation is good.

      I performed the following steps to install JBoss service:

      1) Download and unpack the JavaService utility from http://forge.objectweb.org/projects/javaservice
      2) Copy the JavaService.exe file to JBoss bin directory and rename it to JBossService.exe
      3) After considerable trial and error, and lots of Googling, I came up with the following install batch to actually install the service

      echo off

      setlocal JAVA_HOME
      setlocal JBOSS_HOME
      set JAVA_HOME=c:\Sun\AppServer\jdk
      set JBOSS_HOME=c:\jboss-4.0.2

      if "%JAVA_HOME%" == "" goto help
      if "%JBOSS_HOME%" == "" goto help

      net stop JBoss
      JBossService -uninstall JBoss
      JBossService -install JBoss %JAVA_HOME%\jre\bin\server\jvm.dll -Xms192m -Xmx256m -Djava.class.path=%JAVA_HOME%\lib\tools.jar;%JBOSS_HOME%\bin\run.jar;%JBOSS_HOME%\bin\shutdown.jar;%JBOSS_HOME%\lib\dom4j.jar -start org.jboss.Main -params -c Default -stop org.jboss.Main -method systemExit -out %JBOSS_HOME%\bin\out.log -err %JBOSS_HOME%\bin\err.log -current %JBOSS_HOME%\bin
      net start JBoss
      goto end

      echo The environment variables %JAVA_HOME% and %JBOSS_HOME% have to be set,
      echo JavaService.exe and this script have to be in %%JBOSS_HOME%%\bin.
      echo The Service has NOT been installed
      echo JAVA_HOME = %JAVA_HOME%
      echo JBOSS_HOME = %JBOSS_HOME%


      3) I also verified the values of JAVA_HOME and JBOSS_HOME environment variables, and rebooted just to be sure.

      The service runs fine, but the error log contains the previously posted exception.