Deploying the Web Administration Tool in an External Web Container

The Denodo Platform provides a war file that contains the Web Administration Tool thus it can be deployed in an external Web container.

The file is located at <DENODO_HOME>/webapps/admintool/denodo-webadmintool-6.0.0.war.

This application manages the ITPilot, Aracne and Scheduler servers.

After deploying the application in the Web container, there are still several configuration task required before the application can be run:

  1. Edit the web.xml file located in the application WEB-INF directory

  2. Locate the <context-param> whose <param-name> is users.location.userList and update its value with the absolute path to the file, located in the WEB-INF/classes directory.

    Example: <WEBAPP_DIR>/WEB-INF/classes/users-configuration.xml

  3. Locate the <context-param> whose <param-name> is servers.location.itpilot and update its value with the absolute path to the file.

    Example: <WEBAPP_DIR>/WEB-INF/classes/itpilot-servers.xml

  4. Do the same with the values of the <context-param> elements whose <param-name> is servers.location.aracne and servers.location.scheduler.

  5. Save the changes and restart the Web application.

By following these steps, you will end with one Web Administration Tool for the three modules: ITPilot, Aracne and Scheduler.

There is also a way to generate a Web Administration Tool for each module, which is directly deployable in the Web Container, requiring no manual actions (except deploying it). Thus, if you want to manage the three servers, you will end up with three different .war files.

  • To generate the war file for Aracne: execute the script located at <DENODO_HOME>/setup/webadmintool/rewrite_arn_webapp.bat|sh
  • To generate the war file for ITPilot: execute the script located at <DENODO_HOME>/setupwebadmintool/rewrite_itp_webapp.bat|sh
  • To generate the war file for Scheduler: execute the script located at <DENODO_HOME>/setupwebadmintool/rewrite_sched_webapp.bat|sh

These scripts modify the same file located at <DENODO_HOME>/webapps/admintool/denodo-webadmintool-6.0.0.war, so it must be deployed in the Web Container after executing each of the scripts (obviously, with a different name for each module).