Preparing your ZIETrans project for use as an application

After you develop and test your ZIETrans project, you can deploy it as an application in a runtime environment. The deployment tasks differ depending on whether you are deploying a ZIETrans Web application. Both are discussed below.

Deploying ZIETrans Web applications

The terms ZIETrans Web application, WebSphere® application, and Java™ EE application can be used interchangeably to refer to a Web application created from a ZIETrans project. It is a ZIETrans Web application because it was developed in the ZIETrans Toolkit. It is a WebSphere application because it will be installed and run on WebSphere Application Server. It is a Java EE application because it conforms to the Java EE standards.

To deploy your ZIETrans Web application in a runtime environment you must:

The following sections summarize each of these tasks. For details about how to perform these tasks, see the section, Deploying ZIETrans Web applications, in the ZIETrans User's and Administrator's Guide.

Exporting your project as an application

To deploy your ZIETrans Web application to a runtime environment, you must first package it as a Java EE application. To package your application as a Java EE application, from the ZIETrans Projects view, right-click your Web project and from the pop-up menu select Export Project to launch the EAR Export wizard. The wizard can also be launched by selecting your Web project and clicking the Export ZIETrans Project export project icon on the Rational® SDP toolbar.

Installing your application in a runtime environment

After exporting the ZIETrans project as an application and transferring the application's .ear file to the production system, install it using the WebSphere administrative console. For more information about installing applications on WebSphere Application Server refer to the WebSphere Application Server library and select the link to the Knowledge Center for your version of WebSphere Application Server. In the contents under your WebSphere Application Server product, refer to the chapter about deploying applications.