Turbo Tip: Adding Red Hat JBoss as a Target

Blog Post created by joe.burke Expert on Aug 5, 2015

Introduced in Turbonomic v5.0 is the ability to add your Java Application Servers into Turbonomic by leveraging for Red Hat JBoss, the managed domain – domain controller or the standalone server.  This methodology provides more information of heap, thread pool utilization, and average servlet response times - information used to drive decisions to resize heap or the thread pool, or clone to scale out horizontally.


This article describes some tips on adding a JBoss managed domain – domain controller or standalone server as a target, and terminology used.

Looking for information on Oracle WebLogic or IBM Websphere support introduced in Turbonomic 5.1? Check out: Turbo Tip: Application Control Module and adding Oracle WebLogic as a Target and Turbo Tip: Application Control Module and adding Oracle WebLogic as a Target



License key for Application Control Module or Application Edition is required and Turbonomic v5.0 or higher to see Red Hat JBoss as a target.


Overview: Red Hat JBoss

Two different configurations

          Managed Domain – domain controller

          Standalone Server


Managed Domain will be Auto-detected and requires HTML API port and user/password.  Ports are obtained from xml configuration files:

          Managed Domain
               <Jboss folder>/domain/configuration/host.xml
          Standalone Server
               <Jboss folder>/standalone/configuration/standalone.xml


JBoss Target Configuration

From within Turbonomic, Navigate to Admin --> Target Configuration --> Application Server and select JBoss to input the necessary credentials:



JBoss – Port Info

Look for the Http-interface in the management section in host.xml.  Default is 9990.

Note: The interface must be made accessible from remote location:  the inet-address for management interface must be set on


JBoss Threads

The thread commodity exists only if the HTTP connector defines a thread pool.  To make sure, look for the executor attribute in the HTTP connector, domain.xml:


<subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:web:1.4" …>

          <connector name="http" protocol="HTTP/1.1” executor="JBossWeb…


<subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:threads:1.1">

                <unbounded-queue-thread-pool name="JBossWeb">


                    <max-threads count="120"/>


JBoss – Naming Convention

There are three parts in the name of a discovered JBoss AS instance:


  • IP address


  • Controller name/STANDALONE

          From host.xml:
           <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>

                                <host name="master" …>



  • Server name


               <server name="server-one" …>



-          Standalone installation:  the host name