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From "Rob High" <>
Subject RE: Replacement for Websphere
Date Sat, 29 Oct 2005 00:45:47 GMT
The request is a little ambiguous, but if you're asking whether Geronimo has
the same J2EE APIs as WebSphere does, and you want to know if you can use
Geronimo in place of WebSphere for basic web application serving (especially
if you already know that Tomcat would work as a substitute), then the answer
should be yes. Like WebSphere, Geronimo is a certified J2EE 1.4 application
server and as such has a high probability of working for any J2EE 1.4
conforming applications. If, on the other hand, you've used some proprietary
WebSphere APIs then the port may be a little more strenuous. Also, Geronimo
has a different administration and deployment model than WebSphere and so
you may have to go through some changes there too. IBM has a distribution of
Geronimo that goes under the WebSphere brand, that you can either use for
free or with a support contract. Even if you don't go that route, there is
some information about migration at the IBM site:
Rob High

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Hardeman [] 
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: Replacement for Websphere


Actually I am looking to replace WebSphere on all the servers.  I know that
Tomcat can do what is needed, but I was looking for maybe an app with a gui
to handle it.  I have looked at several others, but have not really tested
them yet.  WebSphere is actually more than what we need.  

But if there is nothing for Geronimo that can handle this then that is cool.
I was just wondering and curious. *S*



On 10/28/05, Sachin Patel <> wrote: 

Don't quite understand what you are looking for.  Could you elaborate?
>From my understanding what you are looking for is some type of
lightweight deployment management capability from Geronimo to manage WAS
instances.  If so, no there is not a module or API to do this. 

Joseph Hardeman wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am new to the list and I am wondering if there is an Module or API for
> Geronimo that could replace Websphere.  We are only using it as a
> deployment manager and to stop and start our Websphere servers.
> Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Sincerely,
> Joseph Hardeman
> <>

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