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Select installation options settings

Use this page to specify options for the installation of a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application onto a WAS deployment target. Default values for the options are used if you do not specify a value. After application installation, you can specify values for many of these options from an enterprise application settings page.

To view this administrative console page, click Applications > New application > New Enterprise Application and then specify values as needed for the application on the Preparing for application installation pages.

The Select installation options page is the same for the application installation and update wizards.


Precompile JavaServer Pages files

Specify whether to precompile JSP files as a part of installation. The default is not to precompile JSP files.

For this option, install only onto a v8 deployment target.

If you select Precompile JSP files and try installing the application onto an earlier deployment target such as v7, the installation is rejected. We can deploy applications to only those deployment targets that have same version as the product. If applications are targeted to servers that have an earlier version than the product, then you cannot deploy to those targets.

Data type Boolean
Default false


Directory to install application

Directory to which the enterprise archive (EAR) file will be installed.

By default, the EAR file is installed in the PROFILE_ROOT/installedApps/cell_name/application_name.ear directory.

Set options include the following:

This Directory to install application field is the same as the Location (full path) setting on an Application binaries page.

Data type String
Units Full path name


Distribute application

Whether the product expands application binaries in the installation location during installation and deletes application binaries during uninstallation. The default is to enable application distribution. Application binaries for installed applications are expanded to the directory specified.

On single-server products, the binaries are deleted when you uninstall and save changes to the configuration.

On multiple-server products, the binaries are deleted when you uninstall and save changes to the configuration and synchronize changes.

If you disable this option, then ensure that the application binaries are expanded appropriately in the destination directories of all nodes where the application runs. If you disable this option and you do not copy and expand the application binaries to the nodes, a later saving of the configuration or manual synchronization does not move the application binaries to the nodes for you.

This Distribute application field is the same as the Enable binary distribution, expansion and cleanup post uninstallation setting on an Application binaries page.

Data type Boolean
Default true


Use binary configuration

Whether the application server uses the binding, extensions, and deployment descriptors located with the application deployment document, the deployment.xml file (default), or those located in the EAR file. Select this setting for applications installed on v6.0 or later deployment targets only.

The default (false) is to use the binding, extensions, and deployment descriptors located in deployment.xml.

To use the binding, extensions, and deployment descriptors located in the EAR file, enable this setting (true).

This Use binary configuration field is the same as the Use configuration information in binary setting on an Application binaries page.

Data type Boolean
Default false


Deploy enterprise beans

Whether the EJBDeploy tool runs during application installation.

The tool generates code needed to run EJB files. You must enable this setting in the following situations:

New feature: If an EJB module is packaged in a web archive (WAR), you do not need to enable this setting.

The EJB deployment tool runs during installation of EJB 1.x or 2.x modules. The EJB deployment tool does not run during installation of EJB 3.x modules.

For this option, install only onto a Version 8 deployment target.

If you select Deploy enterprise beans and try installing the application onto an earlier deployment target such as v7, the installation is rejected. We can deploy applications to only those targets that have same WebSphere version as the product. If applications are targeted to servers that have an earlier version than the product, then you cannot deploy to those targets.

Also, if you select Deploy enterprise beans and specify a database type on the Provide options to perform the EJB Deploy page, previously defined backend IDs for all of the EJB modules are overwritten by the chosen database type. To enable backend IDs for individual EJB modules, set the database type to "" (null) on the Provide options to perform the EJB Deploy page.

Enable this setting might cause the installation program to run for several minutes.

Data type Boolean
Default true (false for EJB 3.0 modules)


Application name

Specifies a logical name for the application. An application name must be unique within a cell and cannot contain an unsupported character.

An application name cannot begin with a period (.), cannot contain leading or trailing spaces, and cannot contain any of the following characters:

Characters that you cannot use in a name. The product does not support these characters in a name.

Unsupported characters
⁄  forward slash $   dollar sign '  single quote mark
\  backslash =   equal sign " double quote mark
* asterisk % percent sign |   vertical bar
,  comma +   plus sign <  left angle bracket
:  colon @ at sign >  right angle bracket
;  semi-colon #   hash mark & ampersand (and sign)
? question mark ]]> No specific name exists for this character combination

This Application name field is the same as the Name setting on an Enterprise application settings page.

Data type String


Create MBeans for resources

Whether to create MBeans for resources such as servlets or JSP files within an application when the application starts. The default is to create MBeans.

This field is the same as the Create MBeans for resources setting on a Startup behavior page.

Data type Boolean
Default true


Override class reloading settings for web and EJB modules

Specifies whether the product run time detects changes to application classes when the application is running. If this setting is enabled and if application classes are changed, then the application is stopped and restarted to reload updated classes.

The default is not to enable class reloading.

This field is the same as the Override class reloading settings for web and EJB modules setting on a Class loading and update detection page.

Data type Boolean
Default false


Reload interval in seconds

Specifies the number of seconds to scan the application's file system for updated files. The default is the value of the reloading interval attribute in the IBM extension (META-INF/ibm-application-ext.xmi) file of the EAR file.

The reloading interval attribute takes effect only if class reloading is enabled.

To enable reloading, specify a value greater than zero (for example, 1 to 2147483647).

To disable reloading, specify zero (0). The range is from 0 to 2147483647.

This Reload interval in seconds field is the same as the Polling interval for updated files setting on a Class loading and update detection page.

Data type Integer
Units Seconds
Default 3

For IBM extension and binding files, the .xmi or .xml file name extension is different depending on whether you are using a pre-Java EE 5 application or module or a Java EE 5 or later application or module. An IBM extension or binding file is named ibm-*-ext.xmi or ibm-*-bnd.xmi where * is the type of extension or binding file such as app, application, ejb-jar, or web. The following conditions apply:

However, a Java EE 5 or later module can exist within an application that includes pre-Java EE 5 files and uses the .xmi file name extension.

The ibm-webservices-ext.xmi, ibm-webservices-bnd.xmi, ibm-webservicesclient-bnd.xmi, ibm-webservicesclient-ext.xmi, and ibm-portlet-ext.xmi files continue to use the .xmi file extensions.


Deploy web services

Whether the web services deploy tool wsdeploy runs during application installation.

The tool generates code needed to run applications using web services. The default is not to run the wsdeploy tool. You must enable this setting if the EAR file contains modules using Web services and has not previously had the wsdeploy tool run on it, either from the Deploy menu choice of an assembly tool or from a command line.

For this option, install only onto a v6.1 or later deployment target.

If you select Deploy web services and try installing the application onto an earlier deployment target such as v6.0, the installation is rejected. We can deploy applications to only those targets that have same version as the product. If applications are targeted to servers that have an earlier version than the product, then you cannot deploy to those targets.

Data type Boolean
Default false


Validate input off/warn/fail

Whether the product examines the application references specified during application installation or updating and, if validation is enabled, warns you of incorrect references or fails the operation.

An application typically refers to resources using data sources for container managed persistence (CMP) beans or using resource references or resource environment references defined in deployment descriptors. The validation checks whether the resource referred to by the application is defined in the scope of the deployment target of that application.

Select off for no resource validation, warn for warning messages about incorrect resource references, or fail to stop operations that fail as a result of incorrect resource references.

This Validate input off/warn/fail field is the same as the Application reference validation setting on an Enterprise application settings page.

Data type String
Default warn


Process embedded configuration

Whether the embedded configuration should be processed. An embedded configuration consists of files such as resource.xml and variables.xml. When selected or true, the embedded configuration is loaded to the application scope from the .ear file. If the .ear file does not contain an embedded configuration, the default is false. If the .ear file contains an embedded configuration, the default is true.

This setting affects installation of enhanced EAR files. An enhanced EAR file results when you export an installed application.

When false, an enhanced EAR file is installed like any other application and the product ignores its embedded configuration.

If you exported the application from a cell other than the current cell and did not specify the $(CELL) variable for Directory to install application when first installing the application, deselect this setting (false) to expand the enhanced EAR file in the PROFILE_ROOT/installedApps/current_cell_name directory. Otherwise, if this setting is selected (true), the enhanced EAR file is expanded in the PROFILE_ROOT/installedApps/original_cell_name directory, where original_cell_name is the cell on which the application was first installed. If you specified the $(CELL) variable for Directory to install application when you first installed the application, installation expands the enhanced EAR file in the PROFILE_ROOT/installedApps/current_cell_name directory.

Data type Boolean
Default false (deselected)


File permission

Specifies access permissions for application binaries for installed applications that are expanded to the directory specified.

The Distribute application option must be enabled to specify file permissions.

We can specify file permissions in the text field. We can also set some of the commonly used file permissions by selecting them from the multiple-selection list. List selections overwrite file permissions set in the text field.

We can set one or more of the following file permission strings in the list. Selecting multiple options combines the file permission strings.

File permission string sets for list options. Select a list option or specify a file permission string in the text field.

Multiple-selection list option File permission string set
Allow all files to be read but not written to .*=755
Allow executables to execute .*\.dll=755#.*\.so=755#.*\.a=755#.*\.sl=755
Allow HTML and image files to be read by everyone .*\.htm=755#.*\.html=755#.*\.gif=755#.*\.jpg=755

Instead of using the multiple-selection list to specify file permissions, you can specify a file permission string in the text field. File permissions use a string that has the following format:

file_name_pattern=permission#file_name_pattern=permission

where file_name_pattern is a regular expression file name filter (for example, .*\\.jsp for all JSP files), permission provides the file access control lists (ACLs), and # is the separator between multiple entries of file_name_pattern and permission. If # is a character in a file_name_pattern string, use \# instead.

If multiple file name patterns and file permissions in the string match a uniform resource identifier (URI) within the application, then the product uses the most stringent applicable file permission for the file. For example, if the file permission string is .*\\.jsp=775#a.*\\.jsp=754, then the abc.jsp file has file permission 754.

Using regular expressions for file matching pattern compares an entire string URI against the specified file permission pattern. You must provide more precise matching patterns using regular expressions as defined by Java programming API. For example, suppose the following directory and file URIs are processed during a file permission operation:bprac

Example URIs for file permission operations. Results are shown following this table.

1 /opt/WebSphere/profiles/AppSrv01/installedApps/MyCell/MyApp.ear/MyWarModule.war
2 /opt/WebSphere/profiles/AppSrv01/installedApps/MyCell/MyApp.ear/MyWarModule.war/MyJsp.jsp
3 /opt/WebSphere/profiles/AppSrv01/installedApps/MyCell/MyApp.ear/MyWarModule.war/META-INF/MANIFEST.MF
4 /opt/WebSphere/profiles/AppSrv01/installedApps/MyCell/MyApp.ear/MyWarModule.war/WEB-INF/classes/MyClass.class
5 /opt/WebSphere/profiles/AppSrv01/installedApps/MyCell/MyApp.ear/MyWarModule.war/mydir/MyClass2.class
6 /opt/WebSphere/profiles/AppSrv01/installedApps/MyCell/MyApp.ear/MyWarModule.war/META-INF

The file pattern matching results are:

If you specify a directory name pattern for File permissions, then the directory permission is set based on the value specified. Otherwise, the File permissions value set on the directory is the same as its parent. For example, suppose you have the following file and directory structure:

/opt/WebSphere/profiles/AppSrv01/installedApps/MyCell/MyApp.ear/MyWarModule.war/MyJsp.jsp
and you specify the following file pattern string:
.*MyApp.ear$=755#.*\.jsp=644
The file pattern matching results are:

Regardless of the operation system, always use a forward slash (/) as a file path separator in file patterns.

We cannot unset read permission on a file on Windows operating systems. With POSIX style permission bits, the bit for denoting readable on a file is 4, writable is 2, and executable is 1. Thus, permission of a file on a Windows operating system is either 5 or 7. Also, in POSIX style there are user, group and world permissions. We can only set the user permission for a file on Windows operating systems. The group and world permission bits are ignored.

Access permissions specified here are at the application level. We can also specify access permissions for application binaries in the node-level configuration. The node-level file permissions specify the maximum (most lenient) permissions that can be given to application binaries. Access permissions specified here at application level can only be the same as or more restrictive than those specified at the node level.

This setting is the same as the File permissions field on the Application binaries page.

Data type String


Application build identifier

Specifies an uneditable string that identifies the build version of the application.

This Application build identifier field is the same as the Application build level field on the Application binaries page.

Data type String


Allow dispatching includes to remote resources

Specifies whether an application can dispatch includes to resources across web modules that are in different Java virtual machines in a managed node environment through the standard request dispatcher mechanism.

This field is the same as the Allow dispatching includes to remote resources field on the Remote request dispatch properties page.

Data type Boolean
Default false


Allow servicing includes from remote resources

Whether an enterprise application can service an include request from an application.

This field is the same as the Allow servicing includes from remote resources field on the Remote request dispatch properties page.

Data type Boolean
Default false


Business-level application name

Whether the product creates a new business-level application with the enterprise application that you are installing or makes the enterprise application a composition unit of an existing business-level application.

The default is to create a new business-level application with a setting value of WebSphere:blaname=Anyasset,blaedition=BASE. When you select to create a new business-level application from the drop-down list, the product creates a business-level application that has the same name as your enterprise application. If a business-level application with the name of your enterprise application exists already, the product does not create a new business-level application; it adds your enterprise application as a composition unit to that existing business-level application.

If use the Shared library relationship and mapping settings page to specify dependency relationships on existing shared libraries in the business-level application, select the business-level application name from the drop-down list. No shared libraries are shown in the page if you choose to create a new business-level application and a business-level application with the default name exists already.

To add your enterprise application to an existing business-level application, select an existing business-level application from the drop-down list. The product makes your enterprise application a composition unit of the existing business-level application.

Data type String
Default Create a new business-level application that has the same name as the enterprise application that you are installing.

WebSphere:blaname=Anyasset,blaedition=BASE


Asynchronous request dispatch type

Whether web modules can dispatch requests concurrently on separate threads and, if so, whether the server or client dispatches the requests. Concurrent dispatching can improve servlet response time.

If operations are dependant on each other, do not enable asynchronous request dispatching. Select Disabled. Concurrent dispatching might result in errors when operations are dependant.

Select Server side to enable the server to dispatch requests concurrently. Select Client side to enable the client to dispatch requests concurrently.

Data type String
Default Disabled


Allow EJB reference targets to resolve automatically

Whether the product assigns default JNDI values for or automatically resolves incomplete EJB reference targets.

Select this option to enable EJB reference targets to resolve automatically if the references are from EJB 2.1 or earlier modules or from Web 2.3 or earlier modules. If you enable this option, the runtime container provides a default value or automatically resolves the EJB reference for any EJB reference that does not have a binding.

If you selected Generate default bindings on the Preparing for application installation page, then you do not need to select this option. The product generates default values.

If you select Allow EJB reference targets to resolve automatically, all modules in the application must share one deployment target. If you select this option and all of the application modules do not share a common server, after you click Finish on the Summary page, the product displays a warning message and does not install the application. You must deselect this setting before you click Finish to install the application.

Data type Boolean
Default false


Deploy client modules

New feature:

Whether to deploy client modules.

Select this option (set to true) if the file to deploy has one or more client modules and to configure environment entries for the client modules. Also select this option to configure resources such as EJB references, resource references, resource environment references, or message destination references. Selecting this option enables you to view the Map environment entries for client modules page. If you are deploying the client modules to a federated node of a dmgr (Federated) or to an application server (Server Deployed), select this option and set Client deployment mode to the appropriate value for the deployment target, Federated or Server Deployed.

If you select this option, install the client modules only onto a v8.0 deployment target.

Data type Boolean
Default false


Client deployment mode

New feature:

Whether to deploy client modules to an isolated deployment target (Isolated), a federated node of a dmgr (Federated), or an application server (Server Deployed).

The choice of client deployment mode affects how java: lookups are handled. All Java URL name spaces (global, application, module, and component) are local in isolated client processes. The name spaces reside on a server in federated and server deployed client processes. The server or cluster chosen as a target for a client module determines where those name spaces are created. All java: lookups for federated or server deployed client modules are directed to the target server or cluster. The client module does not actually run in the target server or cluster. Multiple instances of the same client module will all share the component name space in the Federated and Server Deployed modes. Choosing the Federated mode is simply a declaration of intent to launch the client module using Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP), but the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) mechanics of federated and server deployed modes are the same.

Data type String
Default Isolated


Validate schema

New feature:

Whether to validate the deployment descriptors against published Java EE deployment descriptor schemas. When this option is selected, the product analyzes each deployment descriptor to determine the Java EE specification version for the deployment descriptor, selects the appropriate schema, and then checks the deployment descriptor against the Java EE deployment descriptor schema. Validation errors result in error messages.

A Java EE deployment descriptor schema is also known as a DTD.

If you select this option, install the application or module only onto a v8.0 deployment target.

Data type Boolean
Default false

Enterprise (Java EE) applications
Installable enterprise module versions
Assembly tools
Install enterprise application files with the console
Export enterprise applications


Related


Prepare for application installation settings
Enterprise application settings
Application binary settings
Startup behavior settings
Class loading and update detection settings
Remote dispatcher property settings
Object names: What the name string cannot contain
wsdeploy command

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