How to install Geronimo Eclipse Plugin v2.1.0 has been edited by Joe Bohn (Nov 06, 2008).

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The Geronimo Eclipse Plugin (GEP) v2.1.0 can be installed using the following options:

  1. Install GEP Using WTP
  2. Install GEP Using Eclipse Update Manager
  3. Manual Installation of GEP

Install GEP Using WTP

The GEP can be installed directly from within WTP while defining a server runtime. Follow the steps below to install GEP:

  1. Launch Eclipse by running <eclipse_home>/eclipse.
  2. Launch the Define a New Server dialog using one of the following:
    • From the Servers view in the Java EE Perspective: Right-click -> New -> Server.
    • From any Perspective: Select File -> New -> Other -> Server

  3. Click on the Download additional server adapters link.

  4. In the Install New Server Adapter dialog, select Geronimo v2.1 Server Adapter and click Next.
  5. Read and accept any License Agreements and click Finish. Click OK to continue installation.

This will download and install the GEP. The Progress view will display the installation status. Once the installation is completed, restart Eclipse. Define a New Server dialog will now show an Apache Geronimo v2.1 Server option under Apache.

Install GEP Using Eclipse Update Manager

The GEP can also be installed via the Eclipse Update manager by creating a new remote site pointing to Follow the steps below to install GEP:

  1. Launch Eclipse by running <eclipse_home>/eclipse.
  2. Open the Eclipse Update Manager as follows:
    • Select Help -> Software Updates -> Find and Install.
    • Select Search for new features to install and click Next.

  3. Create a Eclipse Remote Update Site as follows:
  4. Select only Geronimo Eclipse Update Site in the Sites to include in search selection box and click Finish.
  5. Select a mirror and click OK if prompted to do so.
  6. In the Search Results, expand Geronimo Eclipse Update Site and Geronimo WTP Server Adapters.

  7. Select Geronimo Core Feature 2.1.0 and Geronimo v2.1 Server Adapter 2.1.0 and click Next.
    Select other server adapters in the list as well if you intend to use versions of Geronimo other than v2.1.
  8. Read and accept any license agreements and click Next.


  9. Click Finish to download the selected features.
  10. Click Install All.

  11. Click Finish to complete the installation.

  12. Click Yes to restart Eclipse for the changes to take effect.

Manual Installation of GEP

Download the GEP 2.1 from Close Eclipse if it is already running. Extract the archive to <eclipse_home>. Launch Eclipse by running <eclipse_home>/eclipse.

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