1.4.3. Deploying and testing

To deploy this application you have to create a web archive, a WAR. Add the following Ant target to your build.xml:
<target name="war" depends="compile">
    <war destfile="hibernate-tutorial.war" webxml="web.xml">
        <lib dir="${librarydir}">
          <exclude name="jsdk*.jar"/>
        </lib>

        <classes dir="${targetdir}"/>
    </war>
</target>
This target creates a file called hibernate-tutorial.war in your project directory. It packages all libraries and the web.xml descriptor, which is expected in the base directory of your project:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app version="2.4"
    xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/j2ee"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
    xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/j2ee
        http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/j2ee/web-app_2_4.xsd">

    <servlet>
        <servlet-name>Event Manager</servlet-name>
        <servlet-class>events.EventManagerServlet</servlet-class>
    </servlet>

    <servlet-mapping>
        <servlet-name>Event Manager</servlet-name>
        <url-pattern>/eventmanager</url-pattern>
    </servlet-mapping>
</web-app>
Before you compile and deploy the web application, note that an additional library is required: jsdk.jar. This is the Java servlet development kit, if you don't have this library already, get it from the Sun website and copy it to your library directory. However, it will be only used for compliation and excluded from the WAR package.
To build and deploy call ant war in your project directory and copy the hibernate-tutorial.war file into your Tomcat webapp directory. If you don't have Tomcat installed, download it and follow the installation instructions. You don't have to change any Tomcat configuration to deploy this application though.
Once deployed and Tomcat is running, access the application at http://localhost:8080/hibernate-tutorial/eventmanager. Make sure you watch the Tomcat log to see Hibernate initialize when the first request hits your servlet (the static initializer in HibernateUtil is called) and to get the detailed output if any exceptions occurs.