Administering WildFly 11-12, JBoss EAP 7.1

In this Administering WildFly 11-12, JBoss EAP 7.1 course, students will learn how to configure and manage WildFly 11/12 and JBoss EAP 7.1 servers.

The course is very hands-on, with brief hands-on mini-labs throughout the material that illustrate a topic and help with retention. It also includes numerous larger hands-on labs to dig deeply into a topic.

This course covers all the important administrative tasks that are required to administer this new version of the server.

Goals
  1. Understand WildFly architecture and JEE server structure
  2. Install and configure the server
  3. Understand the structure of standalone and domain-based installations
  4. Understand the management model and the XML configuration files
  5. Use the management tools including XML editing, CLI (Command Line Interface), scripting, and Web management console
  6. Understand deployment types (JARS, WARS, EARS ...), and deploy apps
  7. Understand and use modular classloading in WildFly Server
  8. Configure and monitor the Web container
  9. Configure services, including datasources, JNDI, EJB, JMS messaging, and logging
  10. Understand and configure WildFly "legacy" security
  11. Be familiar with the new Elytron security model
  12. Use monitoring tools, and identify areas for tuning
  13. Understand and use WF clustering including load balancing withApache httpd and mod_cluster
  14. Understand and administer a domain of WildFly servers
Outline
  1. WildFly Introduction and Installation
    1. Java EE Overview and Architecture
    2. WildFly Server Background and Overview
    3. Installing and Starting WildFly Server
    4. Server Suspend Mode
    5. Working with WildFly Server
    6. Documentation Overview
  2. Structure and Architecture
    1. WildFly Server Directory and File Structure
    2. Server Architecture and Configuration
      1. Server Config File - Extensions, Subsystems, Schemas, Paths
      2. Interfaces and Socket Bindings
  3. Configuration and Management - Part 1
    1. Overview of Management Options
    2. Understanding the Management Model and the XML Config Files
    3. Using the CLI (Command Line Interface)
      1. Overview
      2. Navigating the Management Tree
      3. Working with Operations and Commands
      4. Creating/Deleting Nodes
    4. Using the Management Console
  4. Application Deployment
    1. Java EE Deployment Archives (JARs, WARs, EARs)
    2. Deployment/Undeployment with the CLI and Management Console
    3. Deployment Scanner - Auto-Deployment in WildFly Server
    4. Marker Files and Auto-deployment
  5. Configuration and Management - Part 2
    1. JBoss Modules and Modular Classloading
    2. Defining a Module
    3. Working with Dependencies
    4. Server Logging
    5. Handlers, Log Levels, Formatters and Pattern Strings
    6. Configuring Application Logging
    7. Configuring Audit Logging
  6. Subsystem Configuration
    1. JNDI and Naming Overview
    2. Naming Subsystem Overview and Configuration
    3. Datasource and JCA Overview
    4. Datasource and Driver Configuration (XML, CLI, and Admin Console)
    5. Datasource Monitoring, and Tuning
    6. Thread Pools - History and Current Configuration
    7. Undertow Web Container
      1. Undertow Overview
      2. Undertow Configuration - listeners and workers (XML and CLI)
      3. Host and Filter Configuration
      4. HTTP/2 Support
    8. The H2 Database and ExampleDS
    9. EJB Container/Subsystem (SLSB Pooling, MDB, SFSB Cache, Monitoring)
    10. Other Subsystems in Brief (remoting, ee, infinispan)
    11. WF12 Only: Using Java EE 8
  7. Messaging in WildFly Server
    1. Messaging and JMS (Java Message Service) Overview
    2. HornetQ Overview
    3. Messaging Subsystem Configuration (XML, CLI, and Admin Console)
    4. General Configuration
    5. Connectors and Acceptors
    6. Configuring Connection Factories
    7. Configuring Queues and Topics (XML, CLI, and Admin Console)
    8. Monitoring and Managing
    9. Address and Security Settings
  8. Security
    1. WildFly/JEE Security Overview
      1. General Requirements
      2. "Legacy" Security and Elytron Security
      3. Security Domains and Realms
      4. RBAC
    2. Securing the Management Interfaces
    3. Application Security
      1. Java EE Security Overview
      2. Authentication, Authorization, Identity
      3. Linking Applications to a Security Domain
      4. Security Info Caching
    4. RBAC - Role Based Access Control
    5. Resource Security
      1. Configuring TLS/SSL/HTTPS
      2. Credential Store - Protecting Sensitive Strings
    6. [Optional] Overview of Elytron Security Subsystem
      1. Overview and Architecture
      2. Configuration Overview
      3. Usage Overview
  9. Clustering and HTTP Load Balancing
    1. Clustering Overview
    2. WildFly Server Cluster Overview (including HA Singleton)
    3. Cluster Configuration - JGroups
    4. Architectures - Load Balancers and Client Interceptors (Proxies)
    5. HTTP Load Balancing
      1. Built-in load balancer
      2. Apache httpd load balancer
      3. mod_cluster Overview
      4. httpd.conf Configuration
      5. Installation Choices
      6. modculster Subsystem Configuration
      7. Management
  10. WildFly Server Domain Mode - A Hands-On Exploration
    1. Domain Mode Overview
    2. Domain Topology - Domain Controllers, Host Controllers, Server Groups
    3. domain.xml - Domain Configuration, Server Groups
    4. host.xml - Domain Controller
    5. host.xml - Host Controllers, Processes and Server Instances
    6. Management - Management Console and CLI
    7. Deployment/Undeployment - via Management Console and CLI
  11. Tuning and Monitoring
    1. Enabling Statistics
    2. Web Container (Undertow) Tuning - Statistics, Worker Threads
    3. EJB Tuning - Bean Instances, Thread Pools
    4. Database Access / Datasources
    5. Clustering Communication and Replication
    6. Monitoring Runtime Data
    7. Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Awareness
      1. Heap Size
      2. Garbage Collection (GC) Overview and Generational GC
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this JBoss/WildFly class:

  • Windows operational skills like running commands from a command prompt and networking

Experience in the following would be useful for this JBoss/WildFly class:

  • Familiarity with web-based applications, web servers
  • Java

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