Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 Administrator's Guide

Deployment Overview

You can deploy Web Server on a single node for the following purposes:

The following flowchart provides the schematic representation of how to deploy Web Server on a single node:

Figure 4–1 Flowchart representing the deployment of web server on a single node

Flowchart illustrating the steps to deploy web server
on a node.

The deployment process is described in the following sections:

Pre-Deployment Requirements

To deploy the Web Server on a single node, prepare the system by performing the following tasks:

  1. Install Web Server on a node.

    If you choose the Express Installation option while installing Web Server, the following default entities are created:

    • An Administration Server.

    • A default configuration with one HTTP listener and a virtual server are created. The name of the configuration and the virtual server are same as the host name.

    • An instance of the default configuration.

    For information on installing the Web Server, see Chapter 2, Installing the Web Server, in Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 Installation and Migration Guide.

    For information on the supported platforms and the system requirements, see Supported Platforms in Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 Release Notes.

  2. Start the Administration Server.

    The Administration Server starts running on a specified SSL port.

Deploying Web Server

Use the following procedure to deploy Web Server on a node:

  1. You can either use the default configuration or create a new configuration.

    If you are creating a new configuration, specify a unique name for the configuration. The new configuration creates a virtual server and a default HTTP listener.

    Note –

    If you are using the Administration Console to create a configuration, the wizard prompts you to create a new instance. If you are using the CLI, you must explicitly create an instance of the configuration using the create-instance command.

    All the configurations are stored in the config-store directory located under <install_dir>/admin-server/ directory.

    Caution – Caution –

    Do not edit any file under the config-store directory. The files under this directory are created by Web Server for internal use.

  2. Deploy the modified configuration.