1. Download the latest version of the JBoss Application Server from jboss site http://www.jboss.org/jbossas/downloads, unzip it and run the file standalone.bat located in the bin directory to start it. Then visit http://localhost:8080 to confirm if the server has started properly.
2. You can also configure your JBoss with eclipse so that you can start, stop and deploy directly from eclipse, which is really needed during development phase. JBoss Tools installation in eclipse can be done in two ways.
a. Go to Help > Eclipse Marketplace > and search for jboss tools; and select the JBoss tool matching for the current version of eclipse install it.
b. An alternate way to install is to update using update site (url or local zip). Go to Help > ‘Install New Software’ and give the update site link for the correct version of JBoss tools for your version of eclipse. When eclipse loads the available features, select the features to install, click next, agree to license terms, and install. Jboss AS tools should be selected and others can be selected based on your needs. To properly resolve all dependencies, check “contact all update sites during install to find required software”.
3. Next step is to add a JBoss AS runtime. Navigate to File > New > Other > Server. In the new server wizard, choose JBoss AS 7.0 server and provide other details. You can also right click inside the server tab and create a server. While creating the runtime, you need to provide your unzipped JBoss AS 7 folder location.
4. You can start JBoss AS 7 from the eclipse server tab. Open Window > Show view > Other and select the server view if not already available. If you previously started JBoss AS from the command line, you should stop it there first by pressing ctrl+c on the command prompt. Now to start the server from eclipse, right click the server
and select Start.
5. You can see the server start up messages in the console and the status is changed to ‘started’ in the Servers view.