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JBoss AS 7 Configuration, Deployment, and Administration by Francesco Marchioni

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Exploring the application server file system

Once done with the installation of all the necessary tools, we will concentrate on the new application server structure. The first thing you'll notice when you browse through the application server folders is that its file system is basically divided into two core parts: the dichotomy reflects the distinction between standalone servers and domain servers.

The concept of the domain server is not new in the market of application servers, however, it is introduced for the first time in JBoss AS as a way to manage and coordinate a set of instances of the application server. An application server node which is not configured as part of a domain is qualified as standalone server and it resembles in practice ...

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