Deploying custom plug-in applications

You must deploy your custom plug-in applications on your server before they can be used in your web content system.

To ensure that the new web content class is available each time your server is started, register the ear file in the WebSphere® Integrated Solutions Console:
  1. Select Applications.
  2. Select New Application.
  3. Select New Enterprise Application.
  4. Browse for the ear file.
  5. Select next until you reach step 2. Map modules to servers.
  6. Select the check box for the custom action module.
  7. In the Clusters and servers section, select WebSphere_Portal and select Apply.
  8. Keep selecting Next until the end when you select Finish.
  9. The screen titled Installing is shown. Select Manage Applications.
  10. Locate and click the application that you installed. The default name is the display name that is defined in the application.xml file in your ear file.
  11. Under Detail Properties select Startup behavior.
  12. Under General Properties modify the Startup order to be the same weight as "wcm" and select Apply. By default, the weight is 20.
  13. Select Save directly to master configuration.
  14. To immediately start the application you installed, select the application and click Start.
To update an existing ear file:
  1. Select Applications.
  2. Select Application Types.
  3. Select WebSphere enterprise applications.
  4. Search for the Application name.
  5. Select the check box for the custom action application and click Update.
  6. Select Replace the entire application and browse for the ear file.
  7. Keep selecting Next until the end when you select Finish.
  8. The screen that is titled 'updating' is shown. Select Save to Master Configuration and then click save.