Find out the JBoss version you are running

This article will teach you how to find the version of WildFly or JBoss EAP that you are running. As we will see in a minute, there are multiple ways to find it however not all might be available in your scenario. Therefore, it’s good to know all the options you have.

Let’s assume that you are at a Job Interview and you get the question “How to check the JBoss version you are running ?“. Let’s see how to address this question.

Basic Answer: check the Server Logs

Firstly, if you have access to the server logs, this information is printed in the server.log file at startup:

2021-09-01 15:50:45,107 INFO  [] (MSC service thread 1-2) WFLYSRV0049: WildFly Full 24.0.0.Final (WildFly Core 16.0.0.Final) starting

Besides, if you have access to the modules folder, you will see that the core modules of WIldFly modules contain the Server version in the JAR name:

find . -name *wildfly*.jar
. . . .

Use the Management Tools

Most of the times, however, you would like to use Management tools to check JBoss / WildFly version.

This information is available both from the Web Console and the Command Line Interface. On the Web console, you can find it out at the following link: http://localhost:9990/console/index.html#standalone-server :

find out jboss wildfly version

The Server version can be see from the Management Major Version element.

When using the Command Line Interface (CLI), you can retrieve the exact version through the product-info command.

Firstly, connect to the CLI:

./ -c

Next, issue the :product-info command:

    "outcome" => "success",
    "result" => [{"summary" => {
        "host-name" => "fedora",
        "instance-identifier" => "f541f973-7a7a-4a8c-91a0-1724ba1abb4a",
        "product-name" => "WildFly Full",
        "product-version" => "25.0.0.Final",
        "product-community-identifier" => "Product",
        "product-home" => "/home/francesco/jboss/wildfly-25.0.0.Final",
        "standalone-or-domain-identifier" => "STANDALONE_SERVER",
        "host-operating-system" => "Fedora 29 (Workstation Edition)",
        "host-cpu" => {
            "host-cpu-arch" => "amd64",
            "host-core-count" => 8
        "jvm" => {
            "name" => "Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM",
            "java-version" => "11",
            "jvm-version" => "11.0.4",
            "jvm-vendor" => "Oracle Corporation",
            "java-home" => "/home/francesco/java/jdk-11.0.4"

The application server version in the above example is available in product-version .

Command Line Options

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the standalone script includes also the –version flag which allows (at startup) to check the server version:

$ ./ --version

  JBoss Bootstrap Environment

  JBOSS_HOME: /home/francesco/jboss/wildfly-15.0.0.Final

  JAVA: java

  JAVA_OPTS:  -server -Xms64m -Xmx512m -XX:MetaspaceSize=96M -XX:MaxMetaspaceSize=256m -Djboss.modules.system.pkgs=org.jboss.byteman -Djava.awt.headless=true 


17:50:51,084 INFO  [org.jboss.modules] (main) JBoss Modules version 1.8.7.Final
WildFly Full 15.0.0.Final (WildFly Core 7.0.0.Final)
ntinue . . .

We have covered some basic options to verify your WildFly version. If you want to learn how to execute the above commands in no-interactive ways, check this tutorial: How to run a WildFly CLI commands from the shell

Older JBoss versions

If you look at the server logs, every application server release boots with information about the server version:

10:23:56,860 INFO  [Server] Release ID: JBoss [Trinity] 4.2.2.GA (build: SVNTag=JBoss_4_2_2_GA date=200710221139)

However, interview questions are seldom based on real case examples but more often used to test if you are a smart guy or not. So, in releases 4.X to 6.X you can find it using the jmx-console digging into the jboss.system domain. The following MBean request to find out the JBoss version you are running:


Which will return a set of Server properties including the release of the application server:

find wildfly version running


This article was a quick walk through the different options you can use to find the version of JBoss / WildFly that is running on your machine.