Configuring your development environment has been edited by Ying Tang (Jun 01, 2009).

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This page describes various options to configure your development environment.

Editing a server configuration

In order to edit the configuration of a server, double click on server in the Servers view to open the overview of the server as shown below.

  • General Information
    Edit the fields in this section to change the name of the server or to associate the Geronimo Server with a different Apache Geronimo v2.1 Runtime or to change the hostname with which the Geronimo Server is associated.
  • Security
    The default User ID is system with a password manager. If your server installation uses a different set of credentials, change these accordingly. These security credentials configured here are used to detect server status as well as deploying and undeploying of applications.
  • Publishing
    All servers use the default publishing settings. The server can be configured to not publish automatically by selecting the Never publish automatically option. The publishing interval (15 seconds) can be changed by providing a new Publishing interval.
  • Timeouts
    Edit the Start and Stop timeouts to change the time limit for completing these operations.
  • Publish Advanced
    This field specifies the time limit for publishing.
  • Port Configuration
    The default HTTP and RMI ports are 8080 and 1099 respectively. If your server installation uses a different HTTP and/or RMI port, edit these values accordingly. Altering the values here does not change the corresponding ports in the associated Geronimo Server Runtime.
  • Console Output
    The default server console output log level is INFO. If you want to enable debug output to console, select DEBUG.
  • Server Startup
    The settings under this section control the ping thread that polls to the server to detect the server status when the server is started from within eclipse. Ping delay specifies the time the ping thread will wait before polling the server. Ping interval controls the time between successive pings. Maximum Pings is the number of times the ping thread will poll the server to detect a successful startup. If the server startup can not be confirmed, the ping thread will stop the server.
    In case of a remote server, Ping interval controls the time between successive pings to update the server status.
  • Server VM Arguments
    Any additional arguments to be passed on to the server VM can be specified here.

Creating and using a custom server assembly

In this section we discuss how to use the Geronimo Eclipse Plugin to create and use a custom server assembly. Before you begin, you must have Eclipse and Geronimo Eclipse Plugin installed, and define a Geronimo server and server runtime in Eclipse.

Creating a custom server assembly

In order to create a custom server assembly, you must already have a Geronimo Server installed and started. Double clicking the Geronimo server will bring up the server editor in the main window. Items for working with the server can be found on the Plugin and plugins group page. Clicking on the Plugin tab and selecting Create Custom Assembly will bring up the New Server Custom Assembly dialog that is shown below.

Enter in the pertinent information and select all the plugins that you desire to have in the new server. Press Ctrl key to select multiple plugins. Geronimo Assembly :: Boilerplate or Geronimo Plugin Group :: Framework MUST be selected in order to create a working server. The working server will be placed in the specified directory. A tar ball or zip file will also be placed in the var/temp directory of the running server for easy distribution.

Using a custom server assembly

Now that we have created the custom server assembly above, it is time to use it. Stop the original server and uninstall it (easiest done by selecting Windows->Preferences->Server, and removing the server runtime environment. See Defining Geronimo server runtimes and servers page for the detail). Use the same method that you used to install the original server with one small difference. This time, point to the directory where the newly created server is.

In place of the full Geronimo server that you started with, you should now have a valid custom Geronimo Server.

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