Configure the ESDEMO Enterprise Server Instance

Walks you through the process of configuring the provided ESDEMO enterprise server instance by adding a deployment directory and configuring ESDEMO to use it.
Restriction: This topic applies only when the Enterprise Server feature is enabled.
Restriction: This topic applies to Windows environments only.

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.

Important: The default deployment directory used by Enterprise Server is a subdirectory, deploy, within your Visual COBOL installation directory structure. If you have Administrator privileges to this subdirectory, or if you started Eclipse 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 directory.

Start Enterprise Server Administration

  • From the Eclipse Server Explorer, right-click Local [localhost:86] and then click Open Administration Page.

    The Enterprise Server Administration Home page starts in an Eclipse window.

    Note: The Server Explorer view is visible by default when using the Team Developer perspective, and appears as a tab on the same level as the Application Explorer view. However, if it is not visible:
    • In Eclipse, click Window > Show View > Other > Micro Focus > Server Explorer, and then click Open.

Create and configure a deployment directory

Create the deploy directory
Without Administrator privileges, you cannot deploy to Enterprise Server from the default Visual COBOL deployment folder. To ensure successful deployment, create a deploy subdirectory in your project.
  1. In the COBOL Explorer, right-click the project, and then select New > Folder from the context menu.
  2. In the Folder name field, type deploy, and then click Finish.
    Note: To ensure that you can see the deploy folder in COBOL Explorer:
    1. Click View Menu > Customize View .

      This opens the Available Customizations dialog box.

    2. Uncheck Empty folders outside categories.
    3. Click OK.
Import the .mfdeploy file
The new deploy folder must contain the .mfdeploy configuration file. You import the file from the COBOL Explorer.
  1. From the COBOL Explorer, right-click the project folder; then select Import > Import from the context menu.
  2. Expand General; then click double-click File System.
  3. Click the Browse button that corresponds to the From directory field, and navigate to the %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Micro Focus\Visual COBOL\deploy folder.
  4. Click Select Folder.
  5. Check .mfdeploy in the right pane.
  6. In the Into folder field, append \deploy to the existing value so that it points to the deploy subdirectory.
  7. Click Finish to import the file into the project.
Define the deployment directory
Now you need to configure your enterprise server 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. In the row for the Web listener name, click Edit.
  3. Scroll down to the Configuration Information field; then within the field, scroll down until you find the relevant code, then change:



    where project-folder is the full path to your project folder, using forward slashes to separate subfolders. For example:

  4. Click OK.
  5. Click Home to return to the Home page.