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Adding a Datasource to JBoss EAP

The JBoss Enterprise Application Platform provides extensive support for deploying and managing Java-based applications. These applications often need supporting backends, such as databases. In this hands-on lab, we use a provided MySQL module to create a MySQL datasource for our applications to use.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Jan 24, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Install and Configure MariaDB

    1. Install MariaDB:
    sudo yum install mariadb-server
    1. Ensure the MariaDB service has been started and set MariaDB to start at boot:
    sudo systemctl start mariadb
    sudo systemctl enable mariadb
    1. Secure the installation; there is no default password for root. Set a password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database. Reload the privilege tables, following the prompt.

      sudo mysql_secure_installation
    2. Access the MySQL CLI as the root user, using the password you just provided:

      mysql -u root -p
    3. Create a new database, users; create the user jboss-eap and grant that user access to the database:

      create database users;
      grant all on users.* to 'jboss-eap' identified by 'pinehead';
    4. Log out of MySQL:

  2. Challenge

    Add a Datasource

    1. Access the JBoss EAP CLI:

      cd /opt/jboss-eap
      sudo ./bin/
    2. Connect to the server:

    3. Register the MySQL driver:

    4. Create the datasource:

      data-source add --name=MySQLDS --jndi-name=java:/MySqlDS 
      --driver-name=mysql --connection-url=jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/users 
      --user-name=jboss-eap --password=pinehead
  3. Challenge

    Test the Connection

    We can test the connection from the CLI with 1/subsystem=datasources/data-source=MySQLDS:test-connection-in-pool.

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