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Mandan Happy
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Joined: Dec 17, 2001
Posts: 65
Am not new to j2ee however I havent done any large scale application development using j2ee .
Can some one eXplain ( or point me to some resources )with respect to an Appserver(
weblogic or websphere) how large scale applications are deployed .
for Eg-
On weblogic 7.O a single domain will have a administration server and many managed servers and the j2ee applications would reside in the managed servers .
On what criteria is a deployment unit created say an EAR file.
Do EJBs in a EAR file communicate with another EJB in another EAR file in another managed server
in a typical scenario ?
Matt Rasking

Joined: Feb 12, 2002
Posts: 15
for Bea Weblogic 6.1/7.0:
the managed servers are just instances of the same Application Server in a cluster. Therefore all EJBs in an .ear package can and would talk to EJBs on other managed servers, meaning on other nodes of the cluster.
However I have never deployed ear files, only jar files, since we migrated from WLS5.1 to 6.1 and the Classloader setting shave changes substantially. We found individual jar files a lot easier to handle than complete ear files. Check this out for more info:
WLS 6.1 Deploy EJB's
Simon Brown
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Joined: May 10, 2000
Posts: 1913
And here's a good article that explains how J2EE packaging works ->
I agree. Here's the link:
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