0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 27, 2009 8:20 PM by Unnsse Khan

    How to run JBoss as a service/daemon in RedHat?

    Unnsse Khan Newbie

      I am using JBoss 5.1.0 GA on Red Hat (Amazon ECS)...

      Am trying to set it up so JBoss will run as a service / daemon (right now it only starts up when I manually SSH and invoke sh $JBOSS_HOME/bin/run.sh).

      Here's what I did so far:

      (1) Created the following jboss script in /etc/init.d/:

      #define where jboss is - this is the directory containing directories log, bin, conf etc
      JBOSS_HOME=${JBOSS_HOME:-"/usr/jboss-5.1.0.GA"}
      
      #define the user under which jboss will run, or use 'RUNASIS' to run as the current user
      JBOSS_USER=${JBOSS_USER:-"jboss"}
      
      #make sure java is in your path
      JAVAPTH=${JAVAPTH:-"/usr/java/jdk/bin"}
      
      #configuration to use, usually one of 'minimal', 'default', 'all'
      JBOSS_CONF=${JBOSS_CONF:-"default"}
      
      #if JBOSS_HOST specified, use -b to bind jboss services to that address
      JBOSS_BIND_ADDR=${JBOSS_HOST:+"-b $JBOSS_HOST"}
      
      #define the classpath for the shutdown class
      JBOSSCP=${JBOSSCP:-"$JBOSS_HOME/bin/shutdown.jar:$JBOSS_HOME/client/jnet.jar"}
      
      #define the script to use to start jboss
      JBOSSSH=${JBOSSSH:-"$JBOSS_HOME/bin/run.sh -c $JBOSS_CONF $JBOSS_BIND_ADDR"}
      
      if [ "$JBOSS_USER" = "RUNASIS" ]; then
       SUBIT=""
      else
       SUBIT="su - $JBOSS_USER -c "
      fi
      
      if [ -n "$JBOSS_CONSOLE" -a ! -d "$JBOSS_CONSOLE" ]; then
       # ensure the file exists
       touch $JBOSS_CONSOLE
       if [ ! -z "$SUBIT" ]; then
       chown $JBOSS_USER $JBOSS_CONSOLE
       fi
      fi
      
      if [ -n "$JBOSS_CONSOLE" -a ! -f "$JBOSS_CONSOLE" ]; then
       echo "WARNING: location for saving console log invalid: $JBOSS_CONSOLE"
       echo "WARNING: ignoring it and using /dev/null"
       JBOSS_CONSOLE="/dev/null"
      fi
      
      #define what will be done with the console log
      JBOSS_CONSOLE=${JBOSS_CONSOLE:-"/dev/null"}
      
      JBOSS_CMD_START="cd $JBOSS_HOME/bin; $JBOSSSH"
      JBOSS_CMD_STOP=${JBOSS_CMD_STOP:-"java -classpath $JBOSSCP org.jboss.Shutdown --shutdown"}
      
      if [ -z "`echo $PATH | grep $JAVAPTH`" ]; then
       export PATH=$PATH:$JAVAPTH
      fi
      
      if [ ! -d "$JBOSS_HOME" ]; then
       echo JBOSS_HOME does not exist as a valid directory : $JBOSS_HOME
       exit 1
      fi
      
      echo JBOSS_CMD_START = $JBOSS_CMD_START
      
      case "$1" in
      start)
       cd $JBOSS_HOME/bin
       if [ -z "$SUBIT" ]; then
       eval $JBOSS_CMD_START >${JBOSS_CONSOLE} 2>&1 &
       else
       $SUBIT "$JBOSS_CMD_START >${JBOSS_CONSOLE} 2>&1 &"
       fi
       ;;
      stop)
       if [ -z "$SUBIT" ]; then
       $JBOSS_CMD_STOP
       else
       $SUBIT "$JBOSS_CMD_STOP"
       fi
       ;;
      restart)
       $0 stop
       $0 start
       ;;
      *)
       echo "usage: $0 (start|stop|restart|help)"
      esac
      


      (2) Made script executable and changed ownership by doing the following:

      sudo chown root:root /etc/init.d/jboss
      sudo chmod ug+x /etc/init.d/jboss
      


      (3) When I tried to start it, I received the following output (and JBoss didn't start):

      JBOSS_CMD_START = cd /usr/jboss-5.1.0.GA/bin; /usr/jboss-5.1.0.GA/bin/run.sh -c default
      


      Questions:

      (1) What am I possibly doing wrong?

      (2) How do I set it up so it runs as root user? Do I have to add a JBoss group and a JBoss user?

      I can manually run JBoss through $JBOSS_HOME/bin but would love to have it running all the time...

      Any help is greatly appreciated...