websphere-liberty Deploying applications to Liberty Deploying a simple application on the command line


  1. Create a simple servlet:
package web.example;

import java.io.IOException;
import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.annotation.WebServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

public class HelloServlet extends HttpServlet 
    protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) 
            throws ServletException, IOException 
        response.getWriter().println("Hello world!");

  1. Package the application into a Web Archive (.war):
   +- web\example\HelloServlet.class
  1. Add the application to your Liberty server:
$>  mv helloapp.war $WLP_INSTALL_DIR/usr/servers/myServer/apps/
  1. Configure your server.xml to know the application and enable the Servlet 3.1 technology:
$>  cat $WLP_INSTALL_DIR/usr/servers/myServer/server.xml

  <application location="helloapp.war"/>    
  1. Start the server:
$>  server start myServer
Starting server myServer
Server myServer started with process ID 1234.
  1. Check the console.log to verify that the application started, and what URL to find it at:
$>  tail $WLP_INSTALL_DIR/usr/servers/myServer/logs/console.log
[AUDIT   ] CWWKT0016I: Web application available (default_host): http://localhost:9080/helloapp/
[AUDIT   ] CWWKZ0001I: Application helloapp started in 0.272 seconds.
  1. In a web browser, to go the URL http://localhost:9080/helloapp/ as indicated in the console.log. You should see the message from your servlet:
Hello world!