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    Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?

    dan2000 Newbie

      Is there a way to create Virtual Directory that reside outside the JBoss Home directory. In other words ,, how do i map a web virtual path to a directory path.

      e.g. C:\Storage
      accessible from: http://localhost:8080/Storage

        • 1. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
          Scott Stark Master

          By adding a Context entry to the jbossweb-tomcat41.sar/META-INF/jboss-service.xml descriptor:

          <server>
          
           <mbean code="org.jboss.web.tomcat.tc4.EmbeddedTomcatService"
           name="jboss.web:service=WebServer">
          ...
           <attribute name="Config">
           <Server>
           <Service name="JBoss-Tomcat">
           <Engine name="MainEngine" defaultHost="localhost">
           <Logger className="org.jboss.web.tomcat.Log4jLogger"
           verbosityLevel="debug" category="org.jboss.web.localhost.Engine"/>
          ...
           <Host name="localhost">
          ...
           <!-- Default context parameters -->
           <DefaultContext cookies="true" crossContext="true" override="true"/>
          
           <!-- Add a static context /Storage using directory /tmp/images -->
           <Context docBase='C:/Storage' path='/Storage' />
          ...
          


          • 2. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
            dan2000 Newbie

            Thanks. it works now.

            • 3. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
              Prasad Pimplaskar Newbie

              I have simmilar requirement and could not get the suggestion working in my case. I am trying to access images located at
              localhost:8080/MyWeb/images from my jsps.

              I have c:/images mapped to it. I modified the
              C:\jboss-3.2.5\server\default\deploy\jbossweb-tomcat50.sar\META-INF\jboss-service .xml
              as follows:





              <!-- Default context parameters -->

              <!-- Add a static context /Storage using directory /tmp/images -->







              any help is appreciated.
              thanks
              P

              • 4. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
                Prasad Pimplaskar Newbie

                the xml changes missing in my earlier post.

                <attribute name="Config">
                 <Server>
                 <Service name="JBoss-Tomcat">
                 <Engine name="MainEngine" defaultHost="localhost">
                 <Host name="localhost">
                 <!-- Default context parameters -->
                 <DefaultContext cookies="true" crossContext="true" override="true"/>
                 <!-- Add a static context /Storage using directory /tmp/images -->
                 <Context docBase="C:/images" path="/cmpe275/images"/>
                 </Host>
                 </Engine>
                 </Service>
                 </Server>
                 </attribute>
                


                • 5. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
                  Prasad Pimplaskar Newbie

                   

                  "prasadmp" wrote:
                  the xml changes missing in my earlier post.

                  <attribute name="Config">
                   <Server>
                   <Service name="JBoss-Tomcat">
                   <Engine name="MainEngine" defaultHost="localhost">
                   <Host name="localhost">
                   <!-- Default context parameters -->
                   <DefaultContext cookies="true" crossContext="true" override="true"/>
                   <!-- Add a static context /Storage using directory /tmp/images -->
                   <Context docBase="C:/images" path="/images"/>
                   </Host>
                   </Engine>
                   </Service>
                   </Server>
                   </attribute>
                  


                  • 6. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
                    christina ku Newbie

                    Hi there,

                    i am also trying to create a virtual directory for the purpose of integrating jboss with Report Application Server (RAS). However, when i try the code given in the forum, it doesn't work... i am using jboss 3.2.5 and tomcat 5.0.
                    Is there any difference with the code given in the forum with different versions? and wat should i include in the ... field? i guess there must be some other codes that i need to add by myself base on the version that i am using isn't it?

                    thanx =)
                    chris

                    • 7. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
                      Prasad Pimplaskar Newbie

                      I made the following changes. Not all of them may be required. You can try one at a time.
                      1. jboss/server/default/conf/jboss-service.xml

                      <server>
                       <!-- Load all jars from the JBOSS_DIST/server/<config>/lib directory. This
                       can be restricted to specific jars by specifying them in the archives
                       attribute.
                       -->
                       <classpath codebase="lib" archives="*"/>
                       <!-- Set the virtual directory to be used by the application
                       Ref: http://www.jboss.org/index.html?module=bb&op=viewtopic&t=48300 -->
                       <attribute name="Config">
                       <Server>
                       <Service name="JBoss-Tomcat">
                       <Engine name="MainEngine" defaultHost="localhost">
                       <Host name="localhost">
                       <!-- Default context parameters -->
                       <DefaultContext cookies="true" crossContext="true" override="true"/>
                       <!-- Add a static context /Storage using directory /tmp/images -->
                       <Context docBase="C:/images" appBase="/cmpe275" path="/images"/>
                       </Host>
                       </Engine>
                       </Service>
                       </Server>
                       </attribute>
                       <!-- Virtual directory setting - END -->
                      

                      one more place
                      <!-- ==================================================================== -->
                       <!-- Deployment Scanning -->
                       <!-- ==================================================================== -->
                       <!-- An mbean for hot deployment/undeployment of archives.
                       -->
                       <mbean code="org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner" name="jboss.deployment:type=DeploymentScanner,flavor=URL">
                       <attribute name="URLs">
                       deploy/cmpe275, file:///C:/images/
                       </attribute>
                      


                      2. jboss/server/default/deploy/jbossweb-tomcat50.sar/META-INF/jboss-service.xml
                      <server>
                       <mbean code="org.jboss.web.tomcat.tc5.Tomcat5" name="jboss.web:service=WebServer">
                       <!-- Get the flag indicating if the normal Java2 parent first class
                       loading model should be used over the servlet 2.3 web container first
                       model.
                       -->
                       <attribute name="Java2ClassLoadingCompliance">true</attribute>
                       <attribute name="LenientEjbLink">true</attribute>
                       <!-- A flag indicating if the JBoss Loader should be used. This loader
                       uses a unified class loader as the class loader rather than the tomcat
                       specific class loader.
                       -->
                       <!-- Set the virtual directory to be used by the application
                       Ref: http://www.jboss.org/index.html?module=bb&op=viewtopic&t=48300 -->
                       <attribute name="Config">
                       <Server>
                       <Service name="JBoss-Tomcat">
                       <Engine name="MainEngine" defaultHost="localhost">
                       <Host name="localhost">
                       <!-- Default context parameters -->
                       <DefaultContext cookies="true" crossContext="true" override="true"/>
                       <!-- Add a static context /Storage using directory /tmp/images -->
                       <Context docBase="C:/images" appBase="/cmpe275" path="/images"/>
                       </Host>
                       </Engine>
                       </Service>
                       </Server>
                       </attribute>
                       <!-- Virtual directory setting - END -->
                       <attribute name="UseJBossWebLoader">true</attribute>
                      


                      3. jboss/server/default/deploy/jbossweb-tomcat50.sar/server.xml
                      <Host name="localhost" autoDeploy="false" deployOnStartup="false" deployXML="false">
                       <!-- Default context parameters -->
                       <DefaultContext cookies="true" crossContext="true" override="true"/>
                       <!-- Add a static context /Storage using directory /tmp/images -->
                       <Context docBase="C:/images" path="/cmpe275/images"/>
                      


                      4. copy web.xml to
                      jboss/server/default/conf

                      This has worked for me. Hope this helps you.
                      There has to be easier way to solve this.
                      - PP

                      • 8. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
                        christina ku Newbie

                        btw, if i successfully created the virtual directory, does it mean that if i go to http://localhost:8080/images, i will be able to see the content of the images folder on my web browser? i was hoping i could see something, but there isn't anything there except for http status 404..

                        and i have another question. i was hoping to create 2 virtual directories.. is it as simple as adding another line to another path?

                        thank you so much.. =) prasadmp

                        regards,
                        chris

                        • 9. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
                          Prasad Pimplaskar Newbie

                          Yes, http://localhost:8080/images should show directory listing. Notice in my case above the web module is cmpe275. so When i do
                          http://localhost:8080/cmpe275/images
                          it lists all the files in c:\imgaes directory.

                          - PP

                          • 10. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
                            christina ku Newbie

                            it's so amazing what jboss can do with just those few lines.. i am really new to this.. so i was hoping to get a tutorial or something which can explain what prasadmp say in his guide.. hehehe.. thanks prasadmp.. i was stuck on that for days...

                            anyone knows where i can find more guide and explaination on what's a context docbase for eg..??

                            chris

                            • 11. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
                              Iraj Entezarjou Newbie

                              I tried the above suggested solution on JBoss 3.2.4 without success. I tried it also with 3.2.6 and after removing one of the steps in the above suggested solution it worked. I expected though this to be a one line configuration issue and not to put same/diferent elements in three different files.

                              Do not put the following in the file {$JBOSS_HOME}/server/default/conf/jboss-service.xml file

                              <attribute name="URLs">
                               deploy/cmpe275, file:///C:/images/
                              </attribute>
                              




                              • 12. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
                                Anton Hughes Newbie

                                 

                                "prasadmp" wrote:

                                There has to be easier way to solve this.
                                - PP


                                That is so true! I've tried the above examples but still nothing is working.

                                Surely this must be a common task but I cant seem to see an easy way to do it, not is it clearly documented. I certainly dont wont to promote microsoft but in IIS its so easy to add a virtual directory because its a common task so they make it easy.

                                if you do a google search for "vitual directory" site:docs.jboss.org it returns nothing.

                                Can someone PLEASE reply with the correct way to add a virtual directory - PLEASE!



                                • 13. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
                                  Tania Venegas Newbie

                                  Hi,
                                  I tried this case and it does very good, but it doesn't work when my server is Linux. In this case, in examples, I can't to use docBase="C:\Storage".
                                  I have to try with docBase="/deploy/tmp", but it doesn't work.

                                  In file jboss-service.xml of /server/all/conf I define attribute:

                                  deploy/mbreporting2, /temporal.war/


                                  It doesn't work. How I can to configurate this files for to use in Linux?.

                                  Thank you.

                                  • 14. Re: Is Virtual Directory mapping supported in JBoss?
                                    frank sun Newbie

                                    can anybody summarize the total solution for what prasadmp mentioned? that is, how to access the images , which is in the different location from the web application, from jsp?

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