This page describes the prerequisite to the installation of Gazelle applications. All the tools developed in the context of the Gazelle testbed project are developed for JBoss (5.0.1-GA or 7.2.0.final) and use a postgreSQL database.

We recommand to install the Gazelle tools in a Debian-like environment, it’s the environment running on IHE Europe servers so we know that it is correctly working. Moreover, most of the installation and configuration procedures are described for such an environment.


We are currenlty using posgreSQL 9.1 on most of our servers.

Jboss 5.0.1-GA application server

Install a JVM and Jboss AS

We usually use the Java virtual machine provided by Oracle. If you are using Ubuntu, you can process as follows:

  1. Add this ppa to your sources list: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu precise main
  2. Install oracle-java6-installer and oracle-java6-set-default
$> echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu precise main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
$> echo oracle-java6-installer shared/accepted-oracle-license-v1-1 boolean true | /usr/bin/debconf-set-selections
$> apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys EEA14886
$> apt-get update
$> apt-get install oracle-java6-installer oracle-java6-set-default

Then, install JBoss-5.0.1.GA, you will find a ZIP file at http://freefr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/jboss/JBoss/JBoss-5.1.0.GA/jboss-5.1.0.GA-jdk6.zip; unzip this file.

Database driver

Configure the server

Create a server to host Gazelle tools: copy ${YOUR_JBOSS}/server/default directory to ${YOUR_JBOSS}/server/gazelle. Make sure to correctly set the owner and the rights of this new directory.

To secure your server, remove admin-console.war, jmx-console.war and ROOT.war from your ${YOUR_JBOSS}/server/gazelle/deploy directory.

JBoss WS native

Our implementation of actors acting as SOAP clients uses the web service framework of Jboss named JBoss WS native. By default, when you install JBoss 5.1.0, Jboss WS native 3.1.2 is embedded. Unfortunately, this version of the module contains some bugs and we have been forced to update this framework to a more recent version: jbossws-native-3.4.0.GA. This is the most recent version of this module which is compatible with JBoss 5.1.0.GA. To upgrade JBoss WS native in your JBoss, please refer to the documentation available on Jboss’s web site:https://community.jboss.org/wiki/JBossWS-Installation