Runtime Configuration Management in Metro 2.0
By ritzmann on Dec 10, 2009
Today's release of Metro 2.0 comes with a novel feature that we call Configuration Management (WS-CM). It allows to reconfigure a running JAX-WS web service instance without losing any messages. The web service does not have to be redeployed or restarted. All configuration changes are persisted across application redeployments and server restarts.
Metro provides an easy to use management interface based on JMX to reconfigure managed web service instances. Any WS-Policy configuration may be changed through that interface. That means you can make extensive changes to your web service's security, transaction, messaging, and many more settings.
You can find the full documentation in the Metro guide in the chapter "Monitoring and Management". WS-CM works in all containers supported by Metro 2.0, i.e. Tomcat, GlassFish V2 and GlassFish V3, released today.