Runnig Geronimo 1.1.1 on zOS via EXJZOSVM

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Runnig Geronimo 1.1.1 on zOS via EXJZOSVM

Post by labdom » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:48 am

I am seeking for feedback and experience booting a Geronimo 1.1.1 instance on zOS. Trying to mimic the tomcat bootstrap, by identifying the main class, the required classpath, it collapses because some environment definitions inserted in the server.jar Manifest are not read. Actually I did not succeeded to pass EWJZOSVM the java parameters to boot like the Windows version does, java -jar server.jar <paramters>. I also tried to boot as such from a java main stub (doing -jar from tyhe sever.jar), but the spawned process behind Runtime API is evaporates under MVS with visible actions. Any input welcome Thanks

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Post by SteveGoetze » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:47 am

We're aware of the requirement to execute jar files from JZOS. Stay tuned... In the meantime, it is possible to run with a main class invocation, similar to the instructions for Tomcat:

1.) FTP (in binary) the file to your z/OS machine.

2.) Use jar to unpack it:

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jar -xvf
3.) Make the following changes/additions to the standard RUN50 (or RUN14) JCL:

Change the JAVACLS parm:

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// JAVACLS='org.apache.geronimo.system.main.Daemon'
Add the following exports in STDENV:

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export GERONIMO_HOME=/path/to/geronimo-1.1.1
export BASEDIR=/path/to/geronimo-1.1.1
Add server.jar to the CLASSPATH:

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Pick a reasonable heap size:

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IJO="-Xms16m -Xmx64m"
Run with an ascii file encoding:

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IJO="$IJO -Dfile.encoding=ISO8859-1"
After submitting, your STDOUT should contain something like this:

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Booting Geronimo Kernel (in Java 1.5.0)... 
Starting Geronimo Application Server v1.1.1
[********************* ] 95% 166s Starting geronimo/hot-deployer/1....
[**********************] 100% 166s Startup complete                   
  Listening on Ports:                                                 
    1099 RMI Naming                                           
    1527 Derby Connector                                      
    4201 ActiveIO Connector EJB                               
    4242 Remote Login Listener                                
    8009 Tomcat Connector AJP                                 
    8080 Tomcat Connector HTTP                                
    8443 Tomcat Connector HTTPS                               
    9999 JMX Remoting Connector                               
   61616 ActiveMQ Message Broker Connector                    
  Started Application Modules:                                        
    EAR: geronimo/webconsole-tomcat/1.1.1/car                         
    RAR: geronimo/activemq/1.1.1/car                                  
    WAR: geronimo/remote-deploy-tomcat/1.1.1/car                      
    WAR: geronimo/welcome-tomcat/1.1.1/car                            
  Web Applications:                                                   
Geronimo Application Server started                                   

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Post by labdom » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:38 am

Excellent, we are running- Thanks again

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Re: Runnig Geronimo 1.1.1 on zOS via EXJZOSVM

Post by tsparks » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:30 pm

I'm back working on z/os (USS) after a two year hiatus. Man . it akes me happy to see all of the progress. two things first ..

Tomcat works beautifully, and the Information sharing is a Godsend. Kudos to all who chime in .. a warm thank you indeed

I having trouble with the JBoss and Geronimo implementation ... I'm looking at the threee of them because I'd like for my users to be able to have a choice among which one they choose.

My question is :
1) None of the write ups say which files need to be Ascii and which need to be Ebcdic ,, confusing.
2) The bloggers on your site continue to note that they just unzip and run the doggone thing ( it's that easy...?? really..??? )
3) None make mention of any customizations steps outside of the minor JZOS JCL tweaks.

my question is

Does anyone have a cookbook approach to this were you're not assumed to have all of the answers..??
anything would be helpful at this time.. I know you requested write ups..
thus far every one I've read don't offer any explanation on why soemthing get's set or doesn't get set

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