Did you edit the SwitchYard config file? You might have missed to include the binding definition in the process. You can see that the deployment works fine in our builds here:
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Thank you Magesh. the pointer to the hudson console log really helped and i'll be sure to reference it when encountering future problems.
as you suspected .... i had several environment issues that were causing problems.
thanks again, jeff