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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: Unable to deploy on a remote server in GEP
Date Mon, 01 Dec 2008 21:33:39 GMT
Did you update the RemoteDeployHostname value in on the remote machine to listen on 
something besides localhost?


Tim McConnell wrote:
> Hi again antoine, looks like there may be a problem. I'm getting a 
> even after following my own instructions. I'm 
> pretty sure this used to work, but meanwhile have opened a JIRA and will 
> investigate. Thanks much for bringing to my attention....
> ----->
> Tim McConnell wrote:
>> Hi antoine, although the support in the GEP for remote servers is very 
>> limited, I believe what you are trying to do is valid although I'm not 
>> exactly sure that you've followed all the necessary steps. Here they 
>> are briefly:
>> 1. First define a local server and make sure it starts within Eclipse. 
>> If it starts okay, then double-click on the server and change the 
>> hostname from "localhost" to the remote server's hostname or IP.
>> 2. Leave Eclipse up and then start the server on the remote system. 
>> Even though you can't use Eclipse to start/stop the server on the 
>> remote system Eclipse should still synchronize with the remote server. 
>> If it does synchronize you will see the status of the server in 
>> Eclipse change from "Stopped" to *Started". It make take a few seconds 
>> to synchronize, but then you should be able to deploy to that Server.
>> 3. Ensure the server on the remote system is still running and then 
>> try to deploy via Eclipse.
>> Can you retry using these steps ?? I'll do the same to ensure it still 
>> works correctly on my side.....
>> antoine_ wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am currently testing Geronimo, but I have problems when trying to 
>>> deploy
>>> on a remote server.
>>> On my local laptop, I run Ubuntu, Java from Sun, Eclipse Ganymede for 
>>> JEE
>>> developpers, Geronimo v2.1.3 and I installed the Geronimo Eclipse 
>>> Plugin by
>>> following the documentation.
>>> On the remote server, I have installed Geronimo. I do not see how the 
>>> plugin
>>> could start Geronimo remotely, so I start it manually. It works : I can
>>> access the console, and the launch process tells me that it is 
>>> listening on
>>> some ports including 1099 for RMI and 8080 for the console.
>>> In Eclipse, I also succeed to deploy an application locally. It works
>>> perfectly.
>>> But in Eclipse, the remote server always has the status "stopped". If 
>>> I try
>>> an action like "start" or "publish" I get the following error message :
>>> "Server Apache Geronimo v2.1 Server at failed to start".
>>> There is no firewall between me and the remote server.
>>> I seem to be the only one having such a problem. I did not find 
>>> anything in
>>> the documentation about using remote servers. Did I miss something ? 
>>> Do you
>>> have any ideas ?
>>> Thank you...

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