Monitored deployments

IBM has added a great new feature for WAS 8 known as monitored deployments. Within the administrative console, it is now possible to set a global deployment setting which allows an administrator to specify a monitored directory. A monitored directory allows an administrator to simply drop an Application EAR file into a monitored folder and WAS will automatically install it. This saves you time, especially in development environments where many deployments may be made in a single day as part of testing new versions of an application. WAS will poll the monitored directory for any new application artifacts that appear and automatically install them. Since we have already installed the DefaultApplication.ear earlier, we will ...

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