8.7. Deploying Web Applications to a Standalone Server

The standalone server uses a specific, filesystem directory as a deployment directory. As with domain deployments, content can be deployed by creating a child resource. However, because of the simpler structure of the standalone server, content can also be deployed through content bundles. Bundles provide simplified update and revert paths, as well as a clearer versioning system.

8.7.1. Deploying a Web Application as a Child Resource


New deployments may not show up in the JBoss ON inventory for a few minutes or for as long as 24 hours, even if it was successfully created. This is because the new resource must be discovered by the agent after it is created for it to be added to the inventory. By default, discovery scans for services are only made every 24 hours.
To see it immediately, run an execute prompt command operation on the agent and enter the discovery command. This runs a discovery scan.
  1. Click the Inventory tab in the top menu.
  2. Select Servers - Top Level Imports in the Resources menu table on the left. Select the JBoss EAP 6 standalone server.
  3. Right-click the standalone server entry in the navigation tree.
  4. In the Create New menu, select the item for Deployment.
  5. Enter the version number.
  6. Upload the EAR, WAR, or JAR file.
  7. Optionally, enter a runtime name for the deployment.
  8. At the bottom of the wizard, set an optional timeout period. This is how long the JBoss ON server will wait during the deployment process before determining that the deployment has failed.


    The timeout period only applies to the server's reporting a result. If the operation continues running, it can still complete successfully, and the web application is deployed.
    Particularly for large application files, do not set a low timeout period, or the server will mark the deployment as having failed. If the deployment completes later, the web application must be imported into the inventory manually; it will not be discovered by the agent.
  9. Click Finish.

8.7.2. Deploying Web Applications Through Bundles

Creating bundle archives and recipes, defining destinations, and managing bundle versions are described in "Deploying Applications and Content".
  1. In the top menu, click the Bundles tab.
  2. Upload the distribution file, and go through the deployment wizard to create the bundle version.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the window and click the Deploy button.
  4. Select the bundles to deploy.
  5. Define the destination information for the JBoss standalone server. A destination is a combination of a compatible group (containing the JBoss resource) and the directory to which to deploy the bundle.
  6. Complete the deployment wizard, setting any require properties.