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Deploying Web Applications in JBoss

Virendra Rahatpuri
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Joined: Nov 08, 2002
Posts: 14
Hi,
How do you deploy a web application in jboss-3.0.4_tomcat-4.0.6. Do you just copy the war file in the JBOSS_HOME/server/default/deploy directory or do you have to deploy web apps in the tomcat webapps directory??
Thanks
Virendra
Jim Zhao
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Joined: Mar 29, 2001
Posts: 3
Yeah, I have the same question. Please any experts give any guide.
Darryl A. J. Staflund
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Joined: Oct 06, 2002
Posts: 303
If you're running JBoss itself, deploy the WAR to the JBoss deploy directory. If you're running the Tomcat/Jetty instance included with JBoss, deploy to the Tomcat/Jetty deploy directory.
To try it out, download Struts from http://jakarta.apache.org/struts/ and deploy struts-example.war in either. They should load once they are processed by the server you're running (JBoss or Tomcat/Jetty).
If you're web-app makes use of JAAS or references a security domain, however, you'll have to include a jboss-web.xml deployment descriptor in your WAR file. The DTD for this document can be found in <jboss-home>/docs/dtds/jboss_web_3_0.dtd.
Darryl
Jeffrey Manning
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Joined: May 05, 2003
Posts: 3
Daryl -
Thanks for your reply to the previous poster. Sorry, I need a clarification in your answer.
What do you mean "if you are just running JBoss by itself, vs. if you are running TOmcat/Jetty"? Isn't JBoss by itself by default using Jetty? I didn't think it was possible to run JBoss all by itself for web application service.
To rephrase the question, if I use the integrated JBoss3.0/Tomcat4.0, do I deploy a web-app WAR to the Tomcat directory or the JBoss deploy directory?
Andres Gonzalez
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Joined: Nov 27, 2001
Posts: 1561
Originally posted by Jeffrey Manning:
Daryl -
...To rephrase the question, if I use the integrated JBoss3.0/Tomcat4.0, do I deploy a web-app WAR to the Tomcat directory or the JBoss deploy directory?

No. you deploy the WAR file into the JBOSS deploy directoy...


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Jeffrey Manning
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Joined: May 05, 2003
Posts: 3
Thank you for the reply Andres --
but can you comment on the apparent contradiction?
according to Daryl:
"If you're running the Tomcat/Jetty instance included with JBoss, deploy to the Tomcat/Jetty deploy directory."
This seems to directly contradict the suggestion to deploy to the $JBoss_server/deploy directory.
jeffrey
Darryl A. J. Staflund
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Joined: Oct 06, 2002
Posts: 303
Hi Jeff,
Even though Jetty and Tomcat is bundled in some JBoss distributions, you can still run them independently without starting up JBoss. You do this by executing the start-up scripts in their respective /bin directories.
For instance, if you have a JBoss / Tomcat bundle structured as follows:

You can run your web app without starting JBoss by:
1. Running /jboss/tomcat/bin/<startup_app>
2. Deploying WAR to /jboss/tomcat/deploy
In this way, the WAR file is served up by Tomcat and not JBoss. Applications deployed to the JBoss deploy directory wouldn't work in this case.
Darryl
 
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