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9.5.2. Deploy an Application with Maven


This task shows a method for deploying applications with Maven. The example provided uses the jboss-as-helloworld.war application found in the JBoss EAP 6 Quick Starts collection. The helloworld project contains a POM file which initializes the jboss-as-maven-plugin. This plugin provides simple operations to deploy and undeploy applications to and from the application server.

Procedure 9.11. Deploy an application with Maven

  1. Run the Maven deploy command in a terminal session

    Open a terminal session and navigate to the directory containing the quickstart examples.
  2. Run the Maven deploy command to deploy the application. If the application is already running, it will be redeployed.
    [localhost]$ mvn package jboss-as:deploy
  3. Confirm the application deployment

    • View result in terminal window

      The deployment can be confirmed by viewing the operation logs in the terminal window.

      Example 9.5. Maven confirmation for helloworld application

      [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      [INFO] Total time: 3 seconds
      [INFO] Finished at: Mon Oct 10 17:22:05 EST 2011
      [INFO] Final Memory: 21M/343M
      [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    • View results in server terminal window

      The deployment can also be confirmed in the status stream of the active application server instance.

      Example 9.6. Application server confirmation for helloworld application

      17:22:04,922 INFO  [] (pool-1-thread-3) Content added at location /home/username/EAP_HOME/standalone/data/content/2c/39607b0c8dbc6a36585f72866c1bcfc951f3ff/content
      17:22:04,924 INFO  [] (MSC service thread 1-1) Starting deployment of "jboss-as-helloworld.war"
      17:22:04,954 INFO  [org.jboss.weld] (MSC service thread 1-3) Processing CDI deployment: jboss-as-helloworld.war
      17:22:04,973 INFO  [org.jboss.weld] (MSC service thread 1-2) Starting Services for CDI deployment: jboss-as-helloworld.war
      17:22:04,979 INFO  [org.jboss.weld] (MSC service thread 1-4) Starting weld service
      17:22:05,051 INFO  [org.jboss.web] (MSC service thread 1-2) registering web context: /jboss-as-helloworld
      17:22:05,064 INFO  [] (pool-1-thread-3) Deployed "jboss-as-helloworld.war"

The application is deployed to the application server.