Getting started with J2EE : Installing WildFly on Eclipse

In this tutorial, we will learn how to install the J2EE Application server WildFly on Eclipse EE Edition.

1 You need to get Eclipse EE (Not Standard Edition) downloaded from the eclipse website at :


make sure you choose the appropriate version depending on your operating system.

2 You may need to extract/unzip the downloaded folder. Click on the Icon shortcut for Eclipse to start it.
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3 Here is how Eclipse looks like. You may need to close the Welcome screen.
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4 Let’s now download the WildFly Application server from the following page:


Download the Java EE7 Full & Web Distribution Zip file.

5 Unzip the the downloaded zip folder into a common place ( Desktop, C drive….).
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That’s it now for WildFly !

6Back to Eclipse EE now, click on Servers tab at the bottom window section. Then click : Click this link to create a new server You may need to wait for sometime as it will download additional software from the internet.
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7 Click on the Red HAT JBoss Middleware and select the JBoss AS, WildFly & EAP Server Tools, then click Next
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8 You may prompted to accept the installation of some packages, just click OK !
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9 When you are done, you would be prompted to restart Eclipse, Click on the Yes button
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10 Again, after restarting Eclipse. Click on Servers at the bottom window section. Then click : Click this link to create a new server You may need to wait for sometime as it will download additional software from the internet.
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11 Choose WildFly 10.x and click Next
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12 Click Browse :
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13 Search for the WildFly Folder where you have unzipped the downloaded file as shown below:
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14 Click Finish now ! Back to the servers tab you will see the WildFly listed there:
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15 Right click on the WildFly server and choose Start server
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16 That’s for this tutorial, The server is running now successfully.
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