Deploying Static Content on JBoss Server

Deploying Static Content on JBoss Server

by Ravi Hasija · Dec. 31, 14 · DevOps Zone · Tutorial

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Recently, I had a question from a commenter on my blog post on installing ELK stack on Ubuntu/Debian. The question was how to serve kibana 3 via a server like jboss. Kibana 3 is essentially (more or less) static content. It serves html and content changes based on it’s querying elasticsearch via javascript. I couldn’t find any blog with all the instructions in one page for serving static content via Jboss. So here it is:

These instructions are for JBoss Application Server 7:

Install JBoss
If you already have JBoss installed then you can skip this step.

Download and extract JBoss:

cd /tmp  
tar -xvf jboss-as-7.1.1.Final.tar.gz

Move extracted JBoss to /usr/local/share

mv /tmp/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final /usr/local/share/jboss-7.1.1  

Deploying static content to JBoss:

Create a directory called yourwebapp.war inside/usr/local/share/jboss/standalone/deployments
Create a file name yourwebapp.war.dodeploy in/usr/local/share/jboss/standalone/deployments
Create a directory WEB-INF inside yourwebapp.war
Create a file web.xml with contents shown below

Start JBoss
Browse to your server’s ipaddress:8080/yourwebapp
An example of deploying static content to JBoss:
I am demonstrating static content deployment to JBoss with kibana 3 content.

cd /usr/local/share/jboss-7.1.1/standalone/deployments/  
sudo mkdir -p kibana.war/WEB-INF  
sudo cp -r /tmp/kibana-3.1.2/* kibana.war  
sudo touch kibana.war.dodeploy  

Create web.xml with contents shown below: vi kibana.war/WEB-INF/web.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>

<web-app xmlns=""  

Start JBoss:

cd /usr/local/share/jboss  
./bin/ -Djboss.bind.address=

Browse to:

Please replace with your server’s ip address

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