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Introducing Progress Application Server for OpenEdge : Managing PAS for OpenEdge data : Installing and managing Web applications on the PAS for OpenEdge instance

Installing and managing Web applications on the PAS for OpenEdge instance

PAS for OpenEdge provides the Web Applications page to install new Web applications and manage existing Web applications. All the Web application command and controls are internally performed using the tcman utility, because of which these operations are available only for the Web application instances that are hosted locally and not for the remotely hosted Web applications in which the tcman utility is inaccessible to OpenEdge Management and OpenEdge Explorer.
Note: You must install only the Web application you want to manage. The OpenEdge manager web application, oemanager, must be installed on PAS for OpenEdge for you to manage OpenEdge ABL applications while the PAS for OpenEdge instance is running. The Tomcat manager Web application, manager, must be installed to deploy and undeploy Web applications while the PAS for OpenEdge instance is running. You may choose not to install these Web applications to improve security, but in such a scenario, OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer cannot manage the Web applications.
Therefore, to manage remote Web application instances, you must use the tcman utility in the remote location. For more information on managing Web application instance using the tcman utility, see the TCMAN reference sections in your OpenEdge documentation.
To install and manage your Web applications on the PAS for OpenEdge:
1. Click Resources > Go to Resources in the OpenEdge Management console menu.
All resources managed by your console appear in the grid frame.
2. Filter or search for, and select the required PAS for OpenEdge instance.
For example, type the default PAS for OpenEdge instance name, oepas1, in the Filter field or select Progress Application Server as the selection in the Type drop-down menu and select the PAS instance.
The Progress Application Server: <instance name> page appears.
3. In the Command and control section of the page, click Web Applications.
The Web Applications page appears, listing all the existing Web applications managed by PAS for OpenEdge.
4. Select one or more Web applications from the list and perform any of the following operations:
Click Start to start a Web application.
Click Stop to stop a Web application that is already running.
This option makes the Web application and all its services unavailable for requests.
Note: The Web application is automatically restarted when the PAS for OpenEdge instance is started.
Click Reload to stop a Web application and restart it on PAS for OpenEdge.
This option reloads the configurations settings and the Web application is unavailable till the reload is successful. For more information on the reload option, see
Click Deploy to deploy a Web application. The Deploy Web Application .war page appears.
Click Browse to locate an Application .war file. You can change the file name by providing an Application name. The name can contain only alphanumeric characters. It must not contain blank spaces or special characters, except underscore (“_”) and hyphen (“-”).
Select the Deploy as OpenEdge ABL Web application option to specify that an OpenEdgeABL Web application is being deployed.
Note: If you are deploying an OpenEdgeABL Web application, you must restart PAS for OpenEdge for the deployment to take effect.
Click Deploy to deploy the application on PAS for OpenEdge.
Click Undeploy to delete a Web application from PAS for OpenEdge.
This option stops the Web application and physically removes it from PAS for OpenEdge.