Installing an enterprise application refers to making its physical
file or directory known to WebLogic Server. An enterprise application
can be installed as an archived EAR file or as an exploded directory.
After you have installed the enterprise application, you can start it so
that users can begin using it.
To install an enterprise
- If you have not already done so, in the Change Center of the Administration Console, click Lock & Edit (see Use the Change Center).
In the left
pane of the Console, select Deployments.
On the Configuration page, click
Install Application Assistant, locate the
EAR file or exploded
directory that corresponds to the enterprise application you want to
install. If you specify an exploded directory, WebLogic Server
installs all components it finds in and below the specified directory.
Select the circle to the left of the application.
Select Install this deployment as an
If you have created additional Managed Servers or clusters, you
can also select Install this deployment as an
application, but target the modules individually. Select
this option if, for example, you want to target all Web applications
in the enterprise application to one Managed Server and all EJBs to
a different Managed Server. If you have not created additional
Managed Servers or clusters, you will not see this option.
In Scope, select whether you want to install the
enterprise application globally, to a resource group template, or to a
resource group at the domain or partition level.
If you previously selected the option to target the entire
enterprise application to the same server or cluster, the
Select Deployment Targets window appears.
Note: If you have not created Managed Servers or
clusters, other than the current Administration Server, you will not
see this assistant page.
Follow these steps:
Select the Managed Servers or clusters to which you want to
deploy the entire enterprise application.
If you previously selected the option to target individual
modules of the enterprise application to their own server or
cluster, then the Select Modules to Target
window appears with a table that contains a list of all the modules,
the type of module (such as EJB or Web application), and the Managed
Server, cluster, or JMS server (for application-scoped JMS modules)
to which it is currently targeted, if any. Follow these steps:
Select the modules which you want to target to a particular
Managed Server, cluster or JMS server.
Select the Managed Server, cluster, virtual host, or JMS
server to which you want to target the modules.
Click Next. The install assistant
takes you back to the table of modules, but now the Selected
Targets column for the modules you just targeted shows the current
Repeat the preceding steps until you have targeted all the
modules as you wish.
Click Next with no modules
selected to proceed to the next assistant page.
Optionally update settings about the deployment. These settings
- The deployed name of the enterprise application. The default
deployment name is the name of the enterprise application EAR file
or exploded directory.
- For any Web application or EJB modules, the security model
that is applied. See Manage security for Web
applications and EJBs for
detailed information about the models.
- How the source files (EAR or exploded directory contents)
are made available to all targeted Managed Servers and clusters. See
Deployment File Copying with Staging Modes for detailed
information about the deployment staging modes.
- How the deployment plan source files are made available to
all targeted Managed Servers and clusters.
Typically, the default values are adequate.
Review the configuration settings you have chosen and specify
whether you want to immediately update the application's configuration
after you install it.
Note: If you install an application that follows the
below directory structure and there is no deployment plan in the
/plan directory, WebLogic server automatically
creates a deployment plan for you.
Click Finish to complete the installation.
If you choose to immediately go to the deployment's configuration
screen, select the pages to set additional configuration settings for
the enterprise application. If you choose to change this information
later, the Console returns you to the Deployments table, which
should now include your newly installed enterprise application.
- To activate these changes, in the Change Center of the Administration Console, click Activate Changes.
Not all changes take effect immediately—some require a restart (see Use the Change Center).