Configure ESDEMO

Walks you through the process of creating a deployment folder and configuring ESDEMO to use it.
Restriction: This topic applies only when the Enterprise Server feature is enabled.

To successfully deploy and run or debug a Java service interface, you must have an enterprise server instance started in Enterprise Server. For these tutorials, we provide the ESDEMO enterprise server instance.

Note: The default deployment folder used by Enterprise Server is a subfolder to your Visual COBOL installation folder. If you have Administrator privileges to the Visual COBOL installation structure, or if you started Visual COBOL using Run as Administrator, you are not required to complete this section of the tutorial. Otherwise, you must complete this section to create and configure an alternative deployment folder.

Start Enterprise Server Administration

  1. From Server Explorer in Visual COBOL, right-click Micro Focus Servers; then click Administration.

    The Enterprise Server Administration Home page starts in an Visual COBOL window.

Configure a Deployment Directory

Create the deploy folder
Without Administrator privileges, you cannot deploy to Enterprise Server from the default Visual COBOL deployment folder. To ensure successful deployment, create a deploy folder in your ProgramEJB project.
  1. In the Solution Explorer, right-click the project; then select Add > New Folder from the context menu.
  2. Type deploy; then press Enter.
Import the .mfdeploy File
The new deploy folder must contain the .mfdeploy configuration file. You import the file from the Solution Explorer.
  1. From the Solution Explorer, right-click the deploy folder; then select Add > Existing Item.
  2. Browse to the InstallFolder\deploy folder where InstallFolder is your Visual COBOL installation folder. By default, this is %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Micro Focus\Visual COBOL.
  3. Double-click the .mfdeploy file.
Define the Deployment Directory
Now you need to configure the ESDEMO instance by defining the new deploy project folder as the deployment folder.
  1. On the Enterprise Server Administration Home page in the Communications Processes column for your enterprise server instance, click the Details button that corresponds to Listeners.
  2. Click the Listeners tab.
  3. In the row for the Web listener name, click Edit.
  4. Change the value of the New Status field to Stopped. This enables the listener used to deploy the service interface to the ESDEMO server.
  5. Scroll down to the Configuration Information field; then within the field, scroll down until you find the relevant code, then change:


    where ProjectFolder is the full path to your project folder, using forward slashes to separate subfolders. For example:
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Home to return to the Home page.