JBoss AS7:  How Do I?

General Questions


How do I set system properties?



How do I list all system properties?



How do I change logging levels?



Desktop SSO/Kerberos/Active Directory SSO/SPNego?


Command Line Interface (CLI)


More information on using the CLI is at https://docs.jboss.org/author/display/AS7/Management+Clients


I want to take a snapshot of what the current domain is


You will have to use the CLI


bin$ ./jboss-admin.sh 
You are disconnected at the moment. Type 'connect' to connect to the server or 'help' for the list of supported commands.
[disconnected /] connect
Connected to domain controller at localhost:9999
[domain@localhost:9999 /] :take-snapshot()
    "outcome" => "success",
    "result" => {
        "domain-results" => {"step-1" => {"name" => "/home/anil/as7/jboss-as/build/target/jboss-as-7.1.0.Alpha1-SNAPSHOT/domain/configuration/domain_xml_history/snapshot/20110908-165222603domain.xml"}},
        "server-operations" => undefined
[domain@localhost:9999 /] help
For a list of commands available in the current context execute

help --commands

The resulting listing may depend on the current context. I.g. some of the commands
require an established connection to a controller (standalone or domain).
These commands won't appear in the listing unless the connection has been established.

Here are some of the most common supported commands:

 cn (or cd)                - change the current node path to the argument;
 connect                - connect to the specified host and port;
 deploy                    - deploy an application;
 help (or h)            - print this message;
 history                - print or disable/enable/clear the history expansion.
 ls                        - list the contents of the node path;
 pwn (or pwd)            - prints the current working node;
 quit (or q)            - quit the command line interface;
 undeploy                - undeploy an application;
 version                - prints the version and environment information.

 add-jms-queue            - creates a new JMS queue
 remove-jms-queue        - removes an existing JMS queue
 add-jms-topic            - creates a new JMS topic
 remove-jms-topic        - removes an existing JMS topic
 add-jms-cf                - creates a new JMS connection factory
 remove-jms-cf            - removes an existing JMS connection factory

 data-source            - allows to add new, modify and remove existing data sources
 xa-data-source            - allows to add new, modify and remove existing XA data sources

For a more detailed description of a specific command, execute the command with '--help' as the argument.

Tab-completion is supported for the commands, just press the tab key to start.

To use tab completion for operations requests start with './' or '/' and press the tab key
which will list the available node types or names.
If the operation request doesn't require a node path then start with ':' and press the tab key
('/:' and './:' are also possible).

Operation requests are expected to follow the format:

[node-type=node-name (, node-type=node-name)*] : operation-name ['('[name=value [, name=value]*]')']

e.g. /subsystem=web/connector=http:read-attribute(name=protocol)

Whitespaces between the separators are insignificant.
If the operation doesn't require arguments then the brackets '()' are optional.
Tab-completion for operation requests supports node types and names, operation names and the property names.
[domain@localhost:9999 /] 


I want to take the latest snapshot of the host.xml for a particular host


Assume your host is called "master"


/bin$ ./jboss-admin.sh 
You are disconnected at the moment. Type 'connect' to connect to the server or 'help' for the list of supported commands.
[disconnected /] connect
Connected to domain controller at localhost:9999

[domain@localhost:9999 /]  /host=master:take-snapshot
    "outcome" => "success",
    "result" => {
        "domain-results" => {"step-1" => {"name" => "/home/anil/as7/jboss-as/build/target/jboss-as-7.1.0.Alpha1-SNAPSHOT/domain/configuration/host_xml_history/snapshot/20110908-165640215host.xml"}},
        "server-operations" => undefined
[domain@localhost:9999 /]


I want to write the domain model or host model to the Command Line


Assume you have a host that is called master

[domain@localhost:9999 /] /host=master:read-config-as-xml


Just for the domain


[domain@localhost:9999 /] :read-config-as-xml


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