An Enterprise application
consists of one or more Web application modules, EJB modules, Web
Services, and resource adapters. It might also include a client
application. An Enterprise application is defined by an
application.xml file, which is the standard J2EE
deployment descriptor for Enterprise applications. If the application
includes WebLogic Server-specific extensions, the application is further
defined by a
weblogic-application.xml file. Enterprise
Applications that include a client module will also have a
client-application.xml deployment descriptor and a
WebLogic run-time client application deployment descriptor.
For both production and development purposes, BEA recommends that you package and deploy even stand-alone Web applications, EJBs, Web Services, and resource adapters as part of an Enterprise application.
The following links provide information about the tasks you can perform for Enterprise Applications using the Administration Console:
For detailed information about creating Enterprise Applications, see Developing Applications for WebLogic Server.
For detailed information about deploying Enterprise Applications, see Deploying Applications to WebLogic Server.