-------------<br />There are wheels within wheels...<br />P.G Wodehouse
posted 14 years ago
Yes, I see references about how to do dynamic reloading but not hot deployment. To be very honest I think (but I might be wrong) that it is not possible to hot deploy an application in WebSphere by just copying an ear file to a certain directory. That's something you typically do with JBoss and WebLogic. So if you just want to reload a component of an already installed application go ahead and follow the instructions given in the page you mentioned. Otherwise, if you want to deploy a new application, I would advice to use a jacl script or some ant scripts. You can always do it programmatically, but that will involve more work.
Paulo is correct, WAS is extremely fussy about application installation. Everything must be done through a script or manually through a console. The advantages are that the scripts can be *quite* powerful and in the long run lead to far better building/installation than simply copying an EAR file.
Think of WAS in this manner as encouraging better development practices rather than bothing you with the extra burden of writing a script. [ November 09, 2005: Message edited by: Scott Selikoff ]