Introduction to JBoss EAP / WildFly Application Server Administration


Course Number: JBS-123

Duration: 4 days (26 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

JBoss Training Overview

This Introduction to JBoss EAP / WildFly Application Server Administration training course demystifies the capabilities and structure of the EAP or WildFly servers and teaches attendees how to install, configure, and manage server installations successfully.

Note: This course is taught using the latest version unless an earlier version is requested.

Location and Pricing

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Objectives

  • Understand WildFly architecture and JEE server structure
  • Install and configure the server
  • Understand the structure of both standalone installations and domain-based installations
  • Understand the management model and the XML configuration files
  • Use the management tools including direct editing of XML, using the CLI (Command Line Interface), scripting, and the Web management console
  • Understand deployment types and packaging (JARS, WARS, EARS, etc.), and deploy applications
  • Understand modular classloading in WildFly Server, and how it affects application deployment and dependencies
  • Configure and monitor the Web container
  • Configure important services, including data sources, JNDI, EJB, JMS messaging, and logging
  • Understand and configure WildFly security using the classic (default) security configuration
  • Be familiar with the new Elytron security model
  • Use monitoring tools, and identify areas for tuning
  • Understand and use clustering with WildFly, including load balancing with the built-in front-end load balancer and Apache httpd and mod_cluster
  • Understand and administer a domain of WildFly servers

Prerequisites

All attendees should be familiar with the general principles of Web and application server administration.

Outline

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WildFly Introduction and Installation
  • Java EE Overview and Architecture
  • WildFly Server Background and Overview
  • Installing and Starting WildFly Server
  • Server Suspend Mode
  • Working with WildFly Server
  • Documentation Overview
Structure and Architecture
  • WildFly Server Directory and File Structure
  • Server Architecture and Configuration
    • Server Config File - Extensions, Subsystems, Schemas, Paths
    • Interfaces and Socket Bindings
Configuration and Management - Part 1
  • Overview of Management Options
  • Understanding the Management Model and the XML Config Files
  • Using the CLI (Command Line Interface)
  • Overview
    • Navigating the Management Tree
    • Working with Operations and Commands
    • Creating/Deleting Nodes
  • Using the Management Console (new design in WF 13+)
Application Deployment
  • Java EE Deployment Archives (JARs, WARs, EARs)
  • Deployment/Undeployment with the CLI and Management Console
  • Deployment Scanner - Auto-Deployment in WildFly Server
  • Marker Files and Auto-deployment
Configuration and Management - Part 2
  • JBoss Modules and Modular Classloading
  • Defining a Module
  • Working with Dependencies
  • Server Logging
  • Handlers, Log Levels, Formatters and Pattern Strings
  • Configuring Application Logging
  • Configuring Audit Logging
Subsystem Configuration
  • JNDI and Naming Overview
  • Naming Subsystem Overview and Configuration
  • Datasource and JCA Overview
  • Datasource and Driver Configuration (XML, CLI, and Admin Console)
  • Datasource Monitoring and Tuning
  • Thread Pools - History and Current Configuration
  • Undertow Web Container
    • Undertow Overview
    • Undertow Configuration - listeners and workers (XML and CLI)
    • Host and Filter Configuration
    • HTTP/2 Support
  • The H2 Database and ExampleDS
  • EJB Container/Subsystem (SLSB Pooling, MDB, SFSB Cache, Monitoring)
  • Other Subsystems in Brief (remoting, ee, infinispan)
Messaging in WildFly Server
  • Messaging and JMS (Java Message Service) Overview
  • ActiveMQ Artemis Overview
  • Messaging Subsystem Configuration (XML, CLI, and Admin Console)
    • General Configuration
    • Connectors and Acceptors
    • Configuring Connection Factories
    • Configuring Queues and Topics (XML, CLI, and Admin Console)
    • Monitoring and Managing
    • Address and Security Settings
Security
  • WildFly/JEE Security Overview
    • General Requirements
    • "Legacy" Security and Elytron Security
    • Security Domains and Realms
    • RBAC
  • Securing the Management Interfaces
  • Application Security
    • Java EE Security Overview
    • Authentication, Authorization, Identity
    • Linking Applications to a Security Domain
    • Security Info Caching
  • RBAC - Role-Based Access Control
  • Resource Security
    • Configuring TLS/SSL/HTTPS
    • Credential Store - Protecting Sensitive Strings
  • [Optional] Overview of Elytron Security Subsystem
    • Overview and Architecture
    • Configuration Overview
    • Usage Overview
Clustering and HTTP Load Balancing
  • Clustering Overview
  • WildFly Server Cluster Overview (including HA Singleton)
  • Cluster Configuration - JGroups
  • Architectures - Load Balancers and Client Interceptors (Proxies)
  • HTTP Load Balancing
    • Built-in load balancer
    • Apache httpd load balancer
    • mod_cluster Overview
    • httpd.conf Configuration
    • Installation Choices
    • modculster Subsystem Configuration
    • Management
WildFly Server Domain Mode
  • Domain Mode Overview
  • Domain Topology - Domain Controllers, Host Controllers, Server Groups
  • domain.xml - Domain Configuration, Server Groups
  • host.xml - Domain Controller
  • host.xml - Host Controllers, Processes and Server Instances
  • Management - Management Console and CLI
  • Deployment/Undeployment - via Management Console and CLI
Tuning and Monitoring
  • Enabling Statistics
  • Web Container (Undertow) Tuning - Statistics, Worker Threads
  • EJB Tuning - Bean Instances, Thread Pools
  • Database Access / Datasources
  • Clustering Communication and Replication
  • Monitoring Runtime Data
  • Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Awareness
    • Heap Size
    • Garbage Collection (GC) Overview and Generational GC
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All WildFly training attendees receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

  • Windows, Linux, macOS, or Solaris with at least 8 GB RAM
  • JDK 1.8 or later
  • WildFly
  • Line numbering/color coding text editor of your choice
  • Related lab files that Accelebrate will provide
  • Upon request, a complete class environment, running CentOS, Ubuntu, or OpenSUSE can be provided as a VMware or VirtualBox VM


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