Enable Application Logging in Jboss EAP 6

#jboss #JCL #log4j #logging #SLF4J
  1. Create common-logging.properties with the following content and put it under class path:

    org.apache.commons.logging.Log=org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger log4j.configuration=log4j.properties

2.Create a jboss-deployment-structure.xml with the following content, and place the jboss-deployment-structure.xml file in either the META-INF/ directory or the WEB-INF/ directory if you are deploying a WAR, or in the META-INF/ directory if you are deploying an EAR.

3.Include the log4j.properties or log4j.xml file in the lib/ directory in your deployment. 4.Start the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 server with the following runtime argument to prevent a ClassCastException from appearing in the console when you deploy the application: -Dorg.jboss.as.logging.per-deployment=false (modify the JAVA_OPTS in the file standalone.conf.bat for windows OR standalone.conf for linux)

5.Deploy your application.


  1. Jboss EAP Migration Guide, Update Application Code for Third-party Logging Frameworks, https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/JBoss_Enterprise_Application_Platform/