The collaboration server software is shipped as a single .WAR file. The shipped file is sometimes called a WJAR, because it is a valid .war file but can also be started directly as an executable jar file (with something like java -jar unblu.war).
Note: You should refer to your servlet container documentation for information on how to install WAR files. By way of an example, you can find step-by-step (example) instructions on how to install unblu on a Tomcat server here: Installing on Tomcat
Note: If you intend to use an IBM WebSphere application server you must create an Enterprise Application Archive (EAR). See Running as an Enterprise Application Archive (EAR)
We recommend that you run unblu as the root application in your servlet container (context-path = /).
There are several ways to use the unblu WAR.
Running as .WAR on a Java Servlet Container
Note: After you have installed the web application, you should be able to reach the unblu login page at http://localhost: (port number on which your server runs)
Running as an Enterprise Application Archive (EAR)
Note: An EAR is a file with the .ear extension containing both .jar and .war files to be deployed on an application server. EAR files are used to deploy enterprise applications containing Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs), web applications, and 3rd party libraries. It is also a jar file. It has a special directory called APP-INF that contains the application.xml file. Note that APP-INF is WebLogic-specific and does not exist in the Java EE standard.
Running the WAR in Standalone Mode
To start the default product with default configuration use:
java -jar product.com.unblu.war
For a detailed overview see Command Line Options.
Command Line Options
When running the executable jar, the following command line options are available:
|-e,--export <arg>||Type of export. Possible options: 'ear' or 'wjar'|
|-h,--help||Display this help message|
|-l,--list||Format of output:
|-o,--output <arg>||File to write the exported product to. If not given, output will default to STDOUT.|
|-p,--product <arg>||ID of the product to start. For example product.com.unblu.enterprise (default)|
|-t,--test||Include test bundles into product execution/export (not available in production versions).|
|-d,--diag||Include diag bundles into product execution/export (not available in production versions).|
Note: The 'product' switch is also available via System Properties and jndi.