I don't know what Tea is, but if you can turn it into a jboss service, in jboss 3 you can probably undeploy and redeploy the whole thing while the server is running.
The real issue at hand here is the ability for me to bounce the server remotely - I know this is possible for JBoss by redeploying applications, but is it possible to bounce Tomcat (stop/start) so that it picks up changes to webapps?
I mentioned Tea (http://opensource.go.com / http://www.servlets.com) because it can't be hot deployed as it needs absolute path names in some properties files - if I could hot deploy it there wouldn't be a problem, but there is no work around at present.
Any assistance with this would be much appreciated. Perhaps I've posted the question to the wrong area of the JBoss forum - I'm only a new beginner.
Not sure, but you should be able to invoke
on the tomcat service on port 8082 to bounce it
Ah, ok - sorry to be a pain, but how do you invoke a method on a port?
I would suggest you read up on the architecture of JBoss and JMX. Jboss is based on a JMX. Most everything in JBoss is an MBean managed by the MBeanServer. Thus you only need to browse http://<domain name>:8082, find the MBean listed on the resultant page that is the servlet container, and invoke its stop and start method.