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4 Fast Track Deployment and Administrator Guide

This document provides basic instructions for quickly deploying Java EE applications and modules, and JSP and HTML files. It also provides pointers to tools for system administrators. The deployment procedures on this page are recommended for use in development environments only; the procedures are not recommended for use in production environments. For additional information on developing and deploying applications on WebLogic Server, see Developing Applications for Oracle WebLogic Server and Deploying Applications to Oracle WebLogic Server.

Complete the Oracle WebLogic Server Installation Guide before using these Fast Track procedures.

Java EE Deployment

To deploy a Java EE application or module:

  1. Make sure that the Java EE application or module does not require additional resources such as named JDBC data sources or JMS queues. If the application requires external resources, you must configure them in the target WebLogic Server domain before deploying the application.

  2. Copy the archive file or exploded archive directory for the Java EE application or module into the /autodeploy directory of the examples server domain directory, WL_HOME/samples/domains/wl_server/autodeploy.

  3. Start the Examples WebLogic Server instance. In Windows, you can use the Start Menu shortcut: Start Examples Server.

  4. Access the application using either a Java client or the configured URI for the application.

What's Going On?

When running in development mode, WebLogic Server automatically deploys applications copied into the /autodeploy subdirectory of the domain directory. Auto-deployment is a simple and quick method of deploying an application for testing or evaluation. See Auto-Deployment.

System Administrator Tools

System Administrators can use the following tools to get started:

JSP/HTML Deployment

To deploy a simple JSP or HTML file:

  1. Make sure your JSP file does not reference a tag library or other external resources—such resources require additional deployment steps that are beyond the scope of these Fast Track procedures. HTML files do not have this restriction.

  2. Copy your JSP or HTML file into the WL_HOME/samples/server/examples/build/mainWebApp directory.

  3. Start the Examples WebLogic Server instance. In Windows, you can use the Start Menu shortcut: Start Examples Server.

  4. In a Web browser, request the JSP or HTML file using the following URL:



    localhost is the host name of the machine running WebLogic Server.

    port is the port number where WebLogic Server is listening for requests (7001 by default).

    myFile is the full name, including the .jsp or .html extension, of the JSP or HTML file you copied in step 2.

What's Going On?

The JSP or HTML file has been automatically deployed from a directory preconfigured to target the Examples Server. mainWebApp is deployed by default and you can place your own JSP and HTML files into the mainWebApp exploded directory in order to quickly view or test them.