Which version of JBoss AS? The "how to" will depend on the exact version.
Did you look at the list of plugins available in Hudson? In Jenkins there is a JBoss Management Plugin that should be able to do what you want.
Finally, since what you are asking for can be accomplished using build scripts, you can always incorporate the steps into your build script. After all, Hudson/Jenkins is just a glorified cron system with a web interface and convenient plugins. You can get it to do anything if you are willing to write the scripts to do it.
the version of jBoss that i'm trying to stop/deploy/start is: jboss-eap-5.1
I have a build script that when executed on the linux console, starts the jBoss successfully, but when i add a call to this script, the script runs but jBoss isn't successfully started and no information is available to say why it hasnt started,