Chapter 3. Application Assembly/Deployment and Configuration

3.1.  Use the IBM Assembly and Deploy Tools (IADT) to examine and manipulate application EAR files.

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IBM Assembly and Deploy Tools for WebSphere Administration

The new application assembly and deployment tool shipped with WebSphere Application Server V8.0 is called the IBM Assembly and Deploy Tools for WebSphere Administration. This tool replaces the IBM Rational Application Developer Assembly and Deploy shipped with previous releases. The IBM Assembly and Deploy Tools for WebSphere Administration allows the developer to accomplish key assembly and deployment tasks, including editing of deployment artifacts, script development and testing, and application deployment and debugging. It is not intended for general application development.

The key activities you can perform with this tool are:

  • Import and validate applications.

  • Edit deployment descriptors and binding files.

  • Edit EAR-level configuration (Enhanced EAR).

  • Create and debug Jython and wsadmin.sh scripts

    Figure 3.1. 


  • Deploy EJB and web services.

  • Deploy applications to local or remote WebSphere Application Server V8 servers.

  • Debug applications on WebSphere Application Server V8.

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