Restriction: This topic applies only when the Enterprise Server feature is enabled.
The following scenarios cover four possible deployment methods:
- Deploy from your
Visual Studio project
- This is the easiest and most straightforward way to deploy.
Visual COBOL provides a service interface
Deploy option that automatically generates a deployment package (.car file) and installs it on the
enterprise server instance associated with your project. See
To generate and deploy a service interface from a project for instructions.
- Deploy using the imtkmake command
imtkmake command enables you to generate a deployment package (.car file) and deploy it to
Enterprise Server from the command line. See
To deploy a service interface using imtkmake and
imtkmake command for details.
- Deploy using the mfdepinst command
- Use the
mfdepinst command to install an existing deployment package to
Enterprise Server without generating a new deployment package. This enables you to deploy the same
.car to multiple
enterprise server instances. See
To install a deployment package using mfdepinst and
mfdepinst command for details.
- Deploy manually
- While we recommend that you use one of the first two deployment scenarios, it is possible to perform all the deployment steps
manually without a deployment package. You can create all the necessary pieces, copy them manually to the
Enterprise Server system, and add package and service objects to the configuration from the Micro Focus Directory Server interface. For more
Work with Packages and
Work with Services.
Note: EJB service interfaces require, in addition to deploying the service interface to
Enterprise Server, that you also deploy the EJB and JSP client to a Java application server. See
Deploying Java Service Interfaces and
JSP Client for more information.