Configuring dependencies between EAR files

The following tutorial shows how you can configure deployment dependencies between different EAR files with JBoss EAP 6 and WildFly 8 application server.

The jboss-all.xml file can be used if you have multiple Enterprise applications which are required to be started up (and shut down) in a certain order. The jboss-all.xml file needs to be placed in the META-INF folder of your EAR archives.

Here's for example how to specify that the app1.ear application has a dependency (and needs therefore to be started after) over two other EAR archives named base.ear and app2.ear:

<jboss umlns="urn:jboss:1.0">
  <jboss-deployment-dependencies xmlns="urn:jboss:deployment-dependencies:1.0">
     <dependency name="base.ear" />
     <dependency name="app2.ear" />


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