Prototype of cluster and instance support available for evaluation

I recently checked in an initial implementation of cluster and stand-alone instance support into the NetBeans trunk and would like to get feedback on the utility of the feature from folks.

  • Users can register a cluster or stand-alone instance as a deployment target for ant and maven based Java EE projects.
  • Users can undeploy applications from a cluster or stand-alone instance
  • Users can start and stop cluster or stand-alone instances that are controlled by a local or remote domain. Note: The remote domain must be started/stopped on the remote host, outside of the IDE, to be able to manipulate the state of its clusters and instances.

There are not a lot of user visible changes.

The biggest change is on the last page of the registration wizard.

The new 'Target' field is used to specify a value which is used to identify a cluster and/or stand-alone instance. This name is often used as the value of the --target option, associated with a number of asadmin subcommands. If you leave the field blank, all commands will be applied to the DAS instance (as they have in the past).

I have not extended the NB/GF integration to help you create clusters or stand-alone instances at this point, so you must use asadmin to do those kinds of things.

I plan on producing a screencast that demonstrates the cluster/instance support capabilities in the next couple days. If you would be willing to wade in and provide feedback before that screencast is ready, please feel free and add your comments onto this blog entry.

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