Yes, you can do this. With the scanner off, call the deploy operation of the jboss.system:service=MainDeployer mbean. Here is an example using twiddle:
twiddle invoke "jboss.system:service=MainDeployer" deploy /jboss/home/server/xxx/deploy/myapp.ear
Thanks for the quick response Peter.
I've gotten this to work fine locally using the command you've posted. So we are getting somewhere... However I'm stuck when trying to do it over the network.
\\test-server\e$\jboss\bin\twiddle.bat invoke "jboss.system:service=MainDeployer" deploy file:///e:/jboss/server/default/deploy/OurApp.ear
it doesn't seem to do anything, i think it is because I don't have the URL correct. I've tried:
both of those appear to be the correct urls, if I paste them into a browser the file pops up. But the mbean thing doesn't seem to pick up the file with either one. What am I doing wrong?
The second URL is the best bet (doesn't reply on an administrative share and admin access to that share), and it should work. So it is debugging time. Here's what I would do:
1) Install JBoss AS locally and run twiddle from a local bin directory. This will eliminate weird issues with accessing twiddle, and the files it requires, across the network. If this works, reduce the local JBoss AS footprint to include only the necessary files to satisfy twiddle. If it does not work, go to set 2. (An alternative is to log into test-server, open a command prompt and run twiddle from there.)
2) Try the URL in jmx-console. If that works then the URL is fine and the issue is with twiddle. If it does not work, then the problem is in the MBean somewhere.
3) Then add debug code to twiddle or the mbean to figure out what is going on.
Wait a minute, another thought crossed my mind. Are you running twiddle from a remote system? If so, twiddle connects to locahost by default, which is the remote system, which is not where the app is located! Try adding "-s test-server:1099" to the command line (run "twiddle --help" for full syntax).
Thanks again for your response. I do appreciate it. I have been away from this for a while but will revisit soon and update.