Deploying a war file from Jenkins to Tomcat

We will use the Deploy plugin available at to deploy a war file into a specific container.

The Deploy plugin takes the war/ear file, and deploys it to a running local or remote application server at the end of a build.

It supports the following containers:

  • Tomcat: 4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x
  • JBoss: 3.x/4.x
  • Glassfish: 2.x/3.x

To deploy a war file in a Websphere container, use the Deploy WebSphere plugin available at

To deploy a war file in a Weblogic container, use the WebLogic Deployer plugin available at

  1. On the Jenkins dashboard, go to the Manage Jenkins link and then click on Manage Plugins and install Deploy ...

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