I need to upgrade from Jboss 2.4.6 to 4.0.2 and I am new to Jboss. (Jboss was setup by someone else who is no longer with us.)
I have several 3rd party libraries and services that used to be deployed by extending the ServiceManager.
As I understand, JBoss 4 can hot deploy anything in the deploy folder...essentially making things more modular. This means scrapping the way the old Jboss worked and starting anew with modularity.
I believe the solution is to create an EAR file which contains a WAR (our web front) and a SAR (our server.)
Since the old implementation used the WAR for our web front, I think I can simply copy and paste the WAR into the EAR. However, I don't know how to configure/construct the SAR since the old Jboss didn't use it.
Essentially, I have all these 3rd party libraries and services that I want to have deployed, but I don't know how to get them to be deployed.
I know that I must first write the jboss-service.xml but I don't know how to find which attributes I have access to and if naming matters...
Basically, does anyone know a good place to start, a tuturial on SARs, any advice/help? ANYTHING would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.