reloadApplication

Signals an existing application to shut itself down and reload. This can be useful when the web application context is not reloadable and you have updated classes or property files in the /WEB-INF/classes directory or when you have added or updated jar files in the /WEB-INF/lib directory.


Environment/Instance Properties

Property Name

Property Code

Required

Description

Tomcat Catalina Home

FDTOM_CATALINA_HOME

Yes

The CATALINA_HOME directory for the Tomcat installation.

Tomcat Manager URL

FDTOM_MANAGER_URL

No

The url of the Manager web application within the Tomcat server. In Tomcat 6, the manager url is likely

http://localhost:8080/manager. In Tomcat 7+, the manager url is likely http://localhost:8080/manager/text.

Tomcat Username

FDTOM_USERNAME

No

The name of the Tomcat user with which to connect to the Manager web application. This user must be configured with the manager-script role.

Tomcat Password

FDTOM_PASSWORD

No

The password for the FDTOM_USERNAME user.

  

Project Properties

Property Name

Property Code

Required

Description

Tomcat Context Root

FDTOM_CONTEXT_ROOT

Yes

The context root to configure for the web application being deployed.

Tomcat War Name

FDTOM_WAR_NAME

Yes

The name of the web application archive in the artifacts directory (e.g. sample.war) or directory containing the unpacked war contents. If a relative path is provided, it is assumed relative to the Host appBase directory.

  

Inputs

Input Name

Input Code

Required

Description





  

Outputs

Output Name

Required

Description




  

Artifacts

This operation doesn't consume or produce any artifacts.


Endpoint Selection

This operation will select all available endpoints associated to the Environment/Instance.

@Since 5.1.0.1 This operation delegates the selection to the workflow developer to determine.


Endpoint Execution

This operation will randomly execute on one of the endpoints identified during selection.

@Since 5.1.0.1 This operation delegates the execution to the workflow developer to determine.


Special Considerations

This plugin has the following pre-requisites:

  • The JAVA_HOME environment variable must be set to a supported JDK for the version of Tomcat being used.
  • The Tomcat user specified by property FDTOM_USERNAME must be granted the manager (Tomcat 6.0.x) or manager-script (Tomcat 7+) role.
  • The target Tomcat server must be running prior to calling this operation.
  • An application with the given FDTOM_CONTEXT_ROOT must be deployed and be in the running state.
  • Application reloading (to pick up changes to the classes or web.xml file) is not supported when a web application is deployed directly from a WAR file. It only works when the web application is deployed from an unpacked directory. If you are using a WAR file, you should undeploy and then deploy again to pick up your changes.