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  1. 1. Compelling Events for Automation• Middleware Upgrades It’s great when new vendorsbring out new features - but often taking advantage ofthem takes a good deal of time and effort to upgradethe new infrastructure - and introduces risk. Automatingthe upgrade project speeds it up, reduces the risk andbuilds a more manageable platform in the future.• Migrating off ‘Premium Product’ With the economyas it is, more organizations are forced to tighten theirbelts, and one area that has come under particularscrutiny is the annual cost of maintaining installedsoftware. Some organizations have made the decisionto move less business critical applications off moreexpensive middleware onto open-source platformssuch as JBoss and Tomcat. This type of project isaccelerated when it’s automated and an automationtool makes managing hybrid or heterogeneousenvironments much easier.• Building a PAAS or a private cloud With pressureon businesses to deliver more innovation to theircustomers, faster, we see many of our customersbuilding Platforms As A Service and private clouds.These are a lot faster and quicker to set up using anautomation tool, and a lot quicker to manage demandonce they are up and running.• Core business application upgrades or migrationsMany of our customers occasionally need to upgradeor even replace their core business applications - oftencomplex, multi-layered, integrated systems that haveevolved over time and have many integration pointsand are absolutely critical to the minute by minuteoperations of the business. Using an automation toolcan reduce the risk and time associated with sucha project.• Platform migrations Sometimes it’s time to movefrom one platform to another - for instance, customerssometimes feel that a UNIX based platform willoffer them performance advantages over an OS400platform. But moving hundreds of middlewareapplications might seem like a challenge too far -without automation.• Rearchitecting Change is a constant and businessesneed to continually evolve their IT infrastructureand operations, build new environments for thingslike Disaster Recovery and automating the buildand deployment of these new environments meansdelivering them faster.JBoss Insights• JBoss Application Server is a complex, highlyconfigurable product with many interrelatedconfiguration items. The RapidDeploy™ JBossplugins support deployment of code (in the form ofear/war files) and configuration to the JBoss server.• The plugin includes tasks to install and patchJBoss binaries on target server.• The plugins includes modules for snapshottingall configuration items in a JBoss server forcomparison over time to highlight configurationdrift. The exported configuration may also betemplated and used as the basis to re-import tothis, or another, JBoss server. Snapshotting maybe achieved by file based methodologies.• The plugins also include modules for JBossconfiguration and code deployment. Thisallows for an application, its mappings andJBoss configuration items to be deployed in anidempotent way (The deployment always bringsthe target up to the desired state). All commonconfiguration items are supported in a simple tounderstand and use way.RapidDeploy™ Plugin for JBossRapidDeploy™TargetPluginRapidDeploy™ provides organizations with Application Release Automation capabilitiesto reduce costs, improve productivity and time to value and assure compliance. Thereis a range of plugins available to extend the core automation framework capabilities tomost available platforms and perform integrations throughout the DevOps toolchain.This datasheet refers to the JBoss plugin.Plugins are downloaded through the Plugin Manager console in RapidDeploy™, or from the MidVisionwebsite at
  2. 2. JBoss Plugin OverviewThe RapidDeploy™ JBoss plugin enables you toautomate the deployment of your JBoss web serversand deploy applications through a secure interface.You can also:• Take snapshots of your environments• Compare snapshots to eliminate configuration drift• Template configurations• Deploy them through environments• Add and remove usersThe JBoss plugin supports both JBoss ApplicationServer (AS) and Enterprise Application Platform (EAP).JBoss Plugin TasksJBoss Plugin VersionsThe JBoss Plugin supports JBoss Application Server(AS) 6.x, 7.x and Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)version 6.x.If you use a version of JBoss that is not listed hereand you would like to manage it using RapidDeploy™please email with the details.For future versions, we aim to have support within twoquarters of the vendor announcing general availability,although customer demand can accelerate ourdevelopment roadmap.RapidDeploy™ PluginsThe RapidDeploy™ plugins extend the functionality ofthe core automation framework and are categorised inthe following way:• Toolchain plugins enabling integration with BuildEngines, Artifact repositories and Source ControlManagement tools• Transport plugins enabling use of SSH andAgent capability• Target plugins enabling connectivity with broadrange of Middleware Applications and Databases• Cloud plugins enabling connectivity to cloud providers• Business Intelligence plugins to extend theCAF including for example, enhanced comparisonfunctionality and additional reporting capabilitiesPlugins ship with:• A Library of commonly used tasks• Wizards extensive help information• Predefined automation library©MidVision2013.Allrightsreserved.Application Server• InstallJBossAS7Task• DeployAS7ModulesTask• AddAS7ManagementUserTask• AddAS7ApplicationUserTask• StartAS7ServerTask• StopAS7ServerTask• ExecuteAS7CommandsTask• DeployJBossAS7ApplicationTask• UnDeployJBossAS7ApplicationTask• UnInstallJBossAS7Task• JBossAS70DiscoveryTask• InstallJBossAS7WebServerTask• CheckJBossAS7ResourceExistTask• CreateJBossAS7JdbcDriverTask• CreateJBossAS7DataSourceTask• TestJBossAS7DataSourceTask• WriteJBossAS7AttributeTaskEnterprise Application Platform• InstallJBossEAP6Task• DeployEAP6ModulesTask• AddEAP6ManagementUserTask• AddEAP6ApplicationUserTask• StartEAP6ServerTask• StopEAP6ServerTask• ExecuteEAP6CommandsTask• DeployJBossEAP6ApplicationTask• UnDeployJBossEAP6ApplicationTask• UnInstallJBossEAP6Task• InstallJBossEAP6WebServerTask• CheckJBossEAP6ResourceExistTask• CreateJBossEAP6JdbcDriverTask• CreateJBossEAP6DataSourceTask• TestJBossEAP6DataSourceTask• WriteJBossEAP6AttributeTaskRapidDeploy™TargetPluginWant this plugin? Getting hold of it’s easy - either:1) Go to the Plugin Manager in your installation of RapidDeploy™ and pick your plugin from the list or2) Go to Support Downloads RapidDeploy Plugin Downloads and select yourplugin from there. If you have any problems, please call or email your MidVision Account Manager.You must license your plugin separately - please speak to your MidVision Account Manageror email If you are an IBM Rational Automation Framework customer andwould like access to this plugin, please contact us at