JBoss stuck loading JBAS015899: AS 7.1.1.Final Brontes starting


Stack trace : 

Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM warning: ignoring option MaxPermSize=256m; support was removed in 8.0
15:09:25,305 INFO  [org.jboss.modules] JBoss Modules version 1.1.1.GA
15:09:26,409 INFO  [org.jboss.msc] JBoss MSC version 1.0.2.GA
15:09:26,507 INFO  [org.jboss.as] JBAS015899: JBoss AS 7.1.1.Final "Brontes" starting

If you have Eclipse Mars IDE with Java 8 and installed JBoss Application server version 7.x.x then you would face this issue because JBoss supports Java up to version 7.

If you check out JBoss community post: https://community.jboss.org/message/808212

There have been some changes in JDK8 that prevent AS7 and the current version of EAP6 to start under JDK8. We have many JDK8 related fixes in WildFly so I would recommend you use that.

As for EAP goes, the start-up on JDK8 is fixed in upcoming 6.2 release.

Solutions:

- Downgrade Java version to 1.7 or lower, or

- Install WildFly 8, the new renamed JBoss Application Server.