188.8.131.52. Physical deployment
The physical steps that you take to deploy an application in an application server are a
vendor-specific detail. The resource and component references might be resolved using
server-specific configuration files, as depicted in Figure 2-3, or an application server may
provide a web-based administration tool that allows you to graphically link references in
deployment descriptors to actual resources and components running in the application
server. The documentation for your application server should explain the details.
Now that we've seen the J2EE assembly and deployment model at a conceptual level, let's
run through the technical details, starting with the creation of component modules, then
application assemblies, and then deployment. Along the way, we'll work with a concrete
example application consisting of web and EJB components.