Deploy Semarchy xDM to Glassfish

This page explains how to deploy Semarchy xDM to a Glassfish application server.

For more details about the deployment and configuration processes in Glassfish, see the official Glassfish documentation.

Install additional libraries

JDBC drivers

Install the JDBC drivers to connect the repository and data location databases, as well as the additional drivers required for the databases accessed by the xDM Dashboard charts and dashboards, or profiled by xDM Discovery.

To install the JDBC drivers:

  1. Copy the appropriate database driver file from temp/mdm-server/additional-libraries/ to the <glassfish_home>/glassfish/lib directory.

  2. Copy additional drivers to the same directory.

After installing the libraries, restart the Glassfish server.

Configure a JavaMail session

This configuration is required for mail notifications using JEE Mail Session.

To configure a JavaMail session:

  1. Open the Glassfish WebAdmin interface (http://<glassfish_host>:4848).

  2. In the Common Tasks panel, select Resources > JavaMail Sessions.

  3. Click the New button to create a new JavaMail session with the following properties:

    • JNDI Name: mail/Session

    • Mail Host: <mail_server_host>

    • Default User: <mail_user_name>

    • Transport Protocol: smtp

  4. Add the following additional property to enable SMTP authentication:

    • mail.smtp.auth: true

    • password: <mail_user_password>

  5. Click OK.

Deploy the application

Startup checklist

For the Semarchy xDM application to start correctly, make sure that your application server environment is correctly set up.

  • The repository and the data locations database schemas are created.

  • The driver libraries are installed in the application server.

  • The startup configuration is set to connect the repository schema.

  • For an initial startup, the setup token environment variable is set to be able to authenticate and create the repository.

To deploy the application:

  1. Open the Glassfish WebAdmin interface (http://<glassfish_host>:4848).

  2. In the Common Tasks panel, select Applications.

  3. Click the Deploy… button.

  4. Select Local Packaged File or Directory …, and then click Browse Folders…

  5. Select the temp/semarchy_war/semarchy/ folder in the folder browser and click Choose Folder.

  6. Select Web Application for the Type and make sure the Status is Enabled.

  7. Click OK to deploy the application.

The Semarchy xDM application is deployed in the server.

Test the application

To test the application:

  1. Open a web browser.

  2. In the URL, enter: http:/<glassfish_host>:<glassfish_port>/semarchy/.