IBM Rational HATS applications are always known to be developed for IBM WebSphere Application or Portal Servers. Now we can develop, test, and deploy HATS web applications for the Apache Geronimo web application server along with Tomcat web container.
Apache Geronimo is an open source server runtime that meet the needs of enterprise JAVA developers and system administrators.
Download and install Geronimo server with the Tomcat web container:
The Geronimo Eclipse Plugin (GEP) provides integration between Eclipse, its Web Tools Platform (WTP) project, and Geronimo that enables you to utilize WTP features to develop, test, and deploy applications for the Apache Geronimo server using Rational SDP.
Install the Geronimo Eclipse Plugin (GEP), GEP version 2.2 has server adapters for version 1.1.x, version 2.0.x, version 2.1.x, and version 2.2 Apache Geronimo servers.
Configure Apache Geronimo as a server in Rational SDP for HATS test environment:
After these steps, now we can create HATS applications within Rational SDP for Apache Geronimo servers.
There are some differences between HATS web applications on Apache Geronimo server as compared to WebSphere Application Server. For instance, only single HATS web application is supported per .ear file on an Apache Geronimo server while WAS can run many.
Research Courtesy: Rafay Mirani (Rafi-u-Rehman)