You deploy a web service endpoint to the Enterprise Server just as you would any servlet, stateless session bean (SLSB), or application. After you deploy the web service, the next step is to publish it. For more information about publishing a web service, see Web Services Registry.
You can use the autodeployment feature to deploy a simple JSR 181 annotated file. You can compile and deploy in one step, as in the following example:
javac -cp javaee.jar -d domain-dir/autodeploy MyWSDemo.java
For complex services with dependent classes, user specified WSDL files, or other advanced features, autodeployment of an annotated file is not sufficient.
The Sun-specific deployment descriptor files sun-web.xml and sun-ejb-jar.xml provide optional web service enhancements in their webservice-endpoint and webservice-description elements, including a debugging-enabled subelement that enables the creation of a test page. The test page feature is enabled by default and described in The Web Service URI, WSDL File, and Test Page.
For more information about deployment, autodeployment, and deployment descriptors, see the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 Application Deployment Guide. For more information about the asadmin deploy command, see the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 Reference Manual.