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From "Anderson, Robert H - MWT" <>
Subject RE: Pointers for using HttpUnit and WSAD 5.0 from Ant?
Date Mon, 11 Aug 2003 19:01:56 GMT
You only need to "install" the ear file once. Then you can simply stop the
appserver, update or replace the ear, and start the appserver, provided that
there are no config changes associated with the code changes. It is
relatively easy to issue "one-liners" to the wscp tool to accomplish such
things as starting and stopping ears and appservers, without having to get
involved with the tcl scripts that Sten mentions below.

This line is cut from one of my scripts that I use to stop and start
appservers with a wscp one-liner....
bin/ -p $PROPS -c "ApplicationServer $CMD

Unfortunately, WAS Single Server Edition does not have a wscp interface :(
So this might not help you much.

-Rob Anderson

-----Original Message-----
From: Rosendahl Sten - stro [] 
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2003 10:05 AM
To: 'Ant Users List'
Subject: RE: Pointers for using HttpUnit and WSAD 5.0 from Ant?

I'm afraid with WebSphere 4.0, youll need to exec a WebSphere Tcl script
from Ant in order to install your ear file. WAS 5.0 on the other hand uses
the JMX API and this should make it possible to write a native Ant
task/script for installing your application. Maybe IBM can provide some of
the things you need already or somebody may want to extend the built-in
ServerDeploy task?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laird Nelson []
> Sent: Monday, August 11, 2003 5:47 PM
> To:
> Subject: Pointers for using HttpUnit and WSAD 5.0 from Ant?
> My sincerest apologies if this is a FAQ; I could not find any simple
> documentation after extensive Googling that addresses my issue.
> I am trying to sell a very old and stodgy waterfallish financial
> services organization on automated testing.  Part of what I'd 
> like to do 
> is build the main .ear file, drop it into the container (WebSphere in 
> our case), fire it up, and then beat the snot out of it with 
> HttpUnit, 
> all as part of the nightly build they run around here.
> To do this, I need to be able to fire up a WebSphere instance
> from Ant.  
> It just so happens the build will be running on a box that 
> has WSAD 5.0 
> installed on it, which comes with the single server edition 
> of WebSphere 
> 4.0 (our target platform).  I'm not clear on how to do this; nor am I 
> clear on where to park the .ear file so that the hypothetically 
> successfully launched WebSphere instance will pick it up and be happy.
> Could someone help me out by telling me what the easiest way to
> accomplish this from Ant is?  I could find plenty of references to 
> running Ant from inside WSAD, but couldn't really find *any* 
> references 
> on launching a webapp/enterprise app in WebSphere from inside Ant.
> Again, apologies if I've missed the obvious.
> Cheers,
> Laird

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