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How to deploy EAR into the Websphere Application server cluster and IBM HTTP server by Monitored Directory Deployment functionality?

My goal is to automatically deploy EAR file in WebSphere Application server cluster by Monitored Directory Deployment. So my deployment target is cluster. WAS version is 9.0.0.10. Everything works fine if I drop EAR file in
monitored directory for example '/{monitored_directory_defined_in_WAS}/clusters/my_cluster_name/'. Application is deployed and started. But I also want to deploy that application into the IBM HTTP server(resides in the same WebSphere cell with cluster) in the same automatically process by Monitored Directory Deployment.


I tried to manually predefine deploymentTargets(cluster and ibm http server) in deployment.xml file, put it in the EAR file, and drop EAR in the '/{monitored_directory_defined_in_WAS}/clusters/my_cluster_name/', but WAS deploy EAR only in cluster. As a consequence I must manually via WAS console map all modules from EAR to ibm http server, but I do not want to do it manually.

My second idea/attempt was sto create separate monitored directory for the ibm http server '/{monitored_directory_defined_in_WAS}/servers/my_ibm_http_server_name/'.
First I drop EAR into the '/{monitored_directory_defined_in_WAS}/clusters/my_cluster_name/' and right after that I drop EAR in to the '/{monitored_directory_defined_in_WAS}/servers/my_ibm_http_server_name/'. Result is that the EAR modules are deployed only in to the web server, and that is not my goal.



Is that even possible by WAS Monitored Deployment Directory functionality?
Is it allowed to manually create the deployment.xml file and add it to the EAR file?
 
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