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Apache Geronimo comes with a series of components already installed. These components can be customized for your Geronimo installation in particular as there may be functionality you are not interested in or additional features you may want to install.

Use the deploy list-modules command to get a list of the modules in your Geronimo system. The format of the output is generally org.apache.geronimo.configs/module-name/2.0.1/car. In the table below, only module-name is given.

To see module dependencies and hierarchies, see the Debug Views of the Administration Console, particularly the Dependency Viewer and ClassLoader Viewer. Note that in this latter view, you can invert the dependency tree.

Original Manual Table

Descriptions from configs/*/pom.xml

Merged Table

Out of the box Geronimo comes with the following system modules:

Merged Table

Modulepom NameStartedDescriptionpom Description
activemq-brokerActiveMQ Broker+The ActiveMQ Message Queueing ServiceApache ActiveMQ integration into geronimo. This module starts an activemq broker embedded in geronimo.
activemq-raActiveMQ Resource Adapter+Resource Adapter for the ActiveMQ Messaging ServiceGeronimo ActiveMQ integration: ActiveMQ resource adapter connecting to (embedded) activemq broker.
axisAxis The Axis web services provider in the saever.Apache Axis 1 integration.
axis2Axis2 The Axis2 web services engine.Geronimo Web Services Apache Axis2 integration
axis2-deployerAxis2 Deployer+The Axis2 Web Services DeployerGeronimo web services deployer for Axis 2
axis-deployerAxis Deployer+The Axis Web Services DeployerWeb Services Deployer for Geronimo Axis 1 integration
ca-helper-tomcatCA Helper app - Tomcat  This is a helper application for CA to enable receiving CSR's through and uploading certificates to web browsers.
clientJ2EE ClientNeverUsed by the server to support the application client. Don't start this module! 
client-corba-yokoCorba J2EE ClientNeverUsed by the server to provide CORBA connectivity support for the application client. Don't start this module! 
client-deployerApplication Client Deployments+Application Client Deployer 
client-securityJ2EE Client SecurityNeverUsed by the server to provide security support for the application client. Don't start this module! 
client-systemClient SystemNeverUsed by the server to provide basic application client support. Don't start this module! 
client-transactionJ2EE Client transactionNeverUsed by the server to provide transaction support for the application client. Don't start this module! 
connector-deployerConnector Deployer+Resource Connector DeployerDeployer for J2CA connectors
cxfCXF The CXF web services container. Typically, either Axis or CXF is used in the server to provide web services support, so only one of them is started.Geronimo Web Services Apache CXF integration
cxf-deployerCXF Deployer The CXF deployer of web services assets in the server.Geronimo JAX-WS deployer for Apache CXF
dojo-tomcatDojo app - Tomcat+Dojo support for DHTMLThe Dojo AJAX library for Geronimo. This binds to /dojo so that applications needing to add dojo support can simply include a reference to /dojo/dojo.js to enable Dojo support.
geronimo-gbean-deployerGBean Deployer+GBean Deployer 
hot-deployerHot Deployer+Hot DeployerThe hot deployer is a bad substitute for using explicit deploy commands from maven, the command line, or the console.
j2ee-corba-yokoJ2EE Corba Yoko ORB+The Yoko ORB that provides CORBA connectivity support for the server.Yoko Orb server setup with naming service, protected orb, and unprotected orb.
j2ee-deployerJ2EE Deployer+Deployer for J2EE assets except web assets.Basic JavaEE deployer functionality including the ear deployer.
j2ee-securityJ2EE Security+Server security support, including security realms for the administration console.Basic Geronimo server security infrastructure
j2ee-serverJ2EE Server+Basic J2EE server support, including GBeans that start a web container, an EJB container, and a J2EE connector serviceBasic geronimo JavaEE support components including the transaction manager and connector framework.
j2ee-systemJ2EE System+Contains basic services, like logging and configuration store. The first module to start during server startup, it serves as the parent mdoule (directly or indirectly) for all other modules.Base geronimo server that sets up the kernel.
jasperJasper+Provides Jasper Report services.Geronimo Jasper jsp integration including injection support.
jasper-deployerJasper Deployer+Deploys Jasper Report assets into the server.Deployer for Jasper jsps. Installs injection support components.
javamailJavaMail+Provides JavaMail support in the server, including SMTP.Geronimo JavaMail support
jaxws-deployerJAXWS Deployer+Deploys JAX-WS web service assets in the server.Base configuration for JAX-WS Web services.
jee-specsJavaEE Specs+ The JavaEE spec jars in a single classloader.
jsr88-cliJSR88 CLI Enables JSR-88 deployment from a command line. 
jsr88-deploymentfactoryJSR88 DeploymentFactory Enables JSR-88 deployment. 
jsr88-ear-configurerJSR88 EAR Configurer Allows EAR deployment via JSR-88. 
jsr88-jar-configurerJSR88 JAR Configurer Allows JAR deployment via JSR-88. 
jsr88-rar-configurerJSR88 RAR Configurer+  
jsr88-war-configurerJSR88 WAR Configurer Allows WAR deployment via JSR-88. 
myfacesMyFaces+Provides Java Server Faces (JSF) support for the server.Geronimo MyFaces jsf integration
myfaces-deployerMyFaces Deployer+Deploys Java Server Faces (JSF) assets to the server. 
offline-deployerOffline DeployerNeverUsed to deploy assets to the server when the server is not running.Offline deployer
online-deployerOnline Deployer  Geronimo Online Deployer
openejbOpenEJB+The OpenEJB Enterprise Java Bean (EJB) container that provides EJB support in the server.Geronimo integration of the OpenEJB ejb container.
openejb-corba-deployerGeronimo CORBA Deployer  Geronimo deployer for corba security configurations for openejb.
openejb-deployerOpenEJB Deployer+Deploys EJB assets in the server.Geronimo Deployer for OpenEJB Container.
openjpaOpenJPA with dependencies+OpenJPA provides the persistence part of EJB 3.0, also known as the Java Persistence API (JPA)This module provides openjpa together with all its dependencies.
persistence-jpa10-deployerPersistence Deployer+Deploys persistent assets of an application to the server.Geronimo Persistence Unit deployer.
remote-deploy-tomcatRemote Deploy Tomcat+Allows web assets to be deployed to the Tomcat web container from remote hosts.Geronimo remote deploy upload servlet (Tomcat)
rmi-namingRMI Naming+Provides basic RMI and Naming services for the server.Fundamental geronimo services including the plugin installer.
server-security-configServer SecurityConfiguration+ Sample security configuration for a demo geronimo server. Not suitable for production use.
sharedlibShared Library+Provides shared library support for the server. 
shutdownShutdownNeverUsed to run the shutdown command to shutdown the server. Don't start this module! 
system-databaseSystem Database+The Apache Derby database used by the system. 
tomcat6Tomcat+Provides the Tomcat web container for the server.Geronimo Tomcat web server integration.
tomcat6-deployerTomcat Deployer+Deploys web assets to the Tomcat web container.Geronimo deployer for Tomcat web container.
transactionTransaction Manager (JTA11)+Provides transaction support for the server.Geronimo transaction manager module.
transformer-agentTransformer Agent  Geronimo class transformer registry agent.
uddi-tomcatUDDI Tomcat   
webconsole-tomcatWebConsole Tomcat+Provides the Geronimo Administration Console for administering the server.Geronimo Administration Console for tomcat.
webservices-commonWebServices Common+Base support for web services in the server.Common classes for all web services provider integrations.
welcome-tomcatWelcome app Tomcat+Provides the Geronimo Welcome application, the default application available at http://localhost:8080/. It has basic information about Geronimo, with links to documentation and the Administration Console. 
xmlbeansXMLBeans+Provides an XMLBeans service in the server, used by other modules to access XML by binding it to Java types.Geronimo module that supplies the xmlbeans framework in a single classloader.

Descriptions from configs/*/pom.xml

These descriptions are from the pom.xml description elements from the server configs directory.

ModuleNameDescription
activemq-brokerActiveMQ BrokerApache ActiveMQ integration into geronimo. This module starts an activemq broker embedded in geronimo.
activemq-raActiveMQ Resource AdapterGeronimo ActiveMQ integration: ActiveMQ resource adapter connecting to (embedded) activemq broker.
axis-deployerAxis DeployerWeb Services Deployer for Geronimo Axis 1 integration
axisAxisApache Axis 1 integration.
axis2-deployerAxis2 DeployerGeronimo web services deployer for Axis 2
axis2-ejb-deployerAxis2 EJB DeployerGeronimo JAX-WS EJB deployer for Apache Axis2
axis2-ejbAxis2 EJBGeronimo Web Services Apache Axis2 EJB integration
axis2Axis2Geronimo Web Services Apache Axis2 integration
ca-helper-jettyCA Helper app - JettyThis is a helper application for CA to enable receiving CSR's through and uploading certificates to web browsers.
ca-helper-tomcatCA Helper app - TomcatThis is a helper application for CA to enable receiving CSR's through and uploading certificates to web browsers.
client-corba-yokoCorba J2EE Client
client-deployerApplication Client Deployments
client-securityJ2EE Client Security
client-systemClient System
client-transactionJ2EE Client transaction
clientJ2EE Client
clusteringClusteringBasic clustering support in use with WADI
connector-deployerConnector DeployerDeployer for J2CA connectors
cxf-deployerCXF DeployerGeronimo JAX-WS deployer for Apache CXF
cxf-ejb-deployerCXF EJB DeployerGeronimo JAX-WS EJB deployer for Apache CXF
cxf-ejbCXF EJBGeronimo Web Services Apache CXF EJB integration
cxfCXFGeronimo Web Services Apache CXF integration
dojo-jetty6Dojo app - Jetty6The Dojo AJAX library for Geronimo. This binds to /dojo so that applications needing to add dojo support can simply include a reference to /dojo/dojo.js to enable Dojo support.
dojo-tomcatDojo app - TomcatThe Dojo AJAX library for Geronimo. This binds to /dojo so that applications needing to add dojo support can simply include a reference to /dojo/dojo.js to enable Dojo support.
geronimo-gbean-deployer-bootstrapGBean DeployerBoostrap version
geronimo-gbean-deployerGBean Deployer
hot-deployerHot DeployerThe hot deployer is a bad substitute for using explicit deploy commands from maven, the command line, or the console.
j2ee-corba-yokoJ2EE Corba Yoko ORBYoko Orb server setup with naming service, protected orb, and unprotected orb.
j2ee-deployerJ2EE DeployerBasic JavaEE deployer functionality including the ear deployer.
j2ee-securityJ2EE SecurityBasic Geronimo server security infrastructure
j2ee-serverJ2EE ServerBasic geronimo JavaEE support components including the transaction manager and connector framework.
j2ee-systemJ2EE SystemBase geronimo server that sets up the kernel.
jasper-deployerJasper DeployerDeployer for Jasper jsps. Installs injection support components.
jasperJasperGeronimo Jasper jsp integration including injection support.
javamailJavaMailGeronimo JavaMail support
jaxws-deployerJAXWS DeployerBase configuration for JAX-WS Web services.
jaxws-ejb-deployerJAXWS EJB DeployerBase configuration for JAX-WS EJB Web services.
jee-specsJavaEE SpecsThe JavaEE spec jars in a single classloader.
jetty6-clustering-builder-wadiJetty 6 :: ClusteringBuilder for WADIDeployment for WADI clustering on Jetty 6.
jetty6-clustering-wadiJetty 6 Clustering over WADIWADI clustering for Jetty.
jetty6-deployerJetty DeployerGeronimo deployer for Jetty 6 Web Server integration.
jetty6Jetty 6Geronimo Jetty Web Server integration.
jsp-examples-jettyJSP Examples JettyThe JSP examples originally developed for Tomcat. Can be found via HTTP at /jsp-examples/ after installation. These examples give a basic introduction to JSP development along with sample code.
jsp-examples-tomcatJSP Examples TomcatThe JSP examples originally developed for Tomcat. Can be found via HTTP at /jsp-examples/ after installation. These examples give a basic introduction to JSP development along with sample code.
jsr88-cliJSR88 CLI
jsr88-deploymentfactoryJSR88 DeploymentFactory
jsr88-ear-configurerJSR88 EAR Configurer
jsr88-jar-configurerJSR88 JAR Configurer
jsr88-rar-configurerJSR88 RAR Configurer
jsr88-war-configurerJSR88 WAR Configurer
ldap-demo-jettyLDAP Demo for Jetty
ldap-demo-tomcatLDAP Demo for Tomcat
ldap-realmLDAP Security Realm
mejbManagement EJB (MEJB)Management EJB for Geronimo
myfaces-deployerMyFaces Deployer
myfacesMyFacesGeronimo MyFaces jsf integration
offline-deployerOffline DeployerOffline deployer
online-deployerOnline DeployerGeronimo Online Deployer
openejb-corba-deployerGeronimo CORBA DeployerGeronimo deployer for corba security configurations for openejb.
openejb-deployerOpenEJB DeployerGeronimo Deployer for OpenEJB Container.
openejbOpenEJBGeronimo integration of the OpenEJB ejb container.
openjpaOpenJPA with dependenciesThis module provides openjpa together with all its dependencies.
persistence-jpa10-deployerPersistence DeployerGeronimo Persistence Unit deployer.
remote-deploy-jettyRemote Deploy JettyGeronimo remote deploy upload servlet (Jetty)
remote-deploy-tomcatRemote Deploy TomcatGeronimo remote deploy upload servlet (Tomcat)
rmi-namingRMI NamingFundamental geronimo services including the plugin installer.
server-security-configServer SecurityConfigurationSample security configuration for a demo geronimo server. Not suitable for production use.
servlet-examples-jettyServlet Examples for Jetty
servlet-examples-tomcatServlet Examples for Tomcat
sharedlibShared Library
shutdownShutdown
system-databaseSystem Database
tomcat6-deployerTomcat DeployerGeronimo deployer for Tomcat web container.
tomcat6TomcatGeronimo Tomcat web server integration.
transactionTransaction Manager (JTA11)Geronimo transaction manager module.
transformer-agentTransformer AgentGeronimo class transformer registry agent.
uddi-jetty6UDDI Jetty6
uddi-tomcatUDDI Tomcat
unavailable-client-deployerUnavailable ClientDeployer
unavailable-ejb-deployerUnavailable EJB Deployer
unavailable-webservices-deployerUnavailable WebServices Deployer
upgrade-cliCLI Upgrade
upgradePlan Upgrade
wadi-clusteringClustering over WADIGeronimo WADI integration.
webconsole-jetty6Geronimo Admin Console (Jetty)The web-based administration console for Geronimo. You can reach it via HTTP at /console and use it to configure the Geronimo installation as well as services like JDBC connection pools, JMS resources, security realms, keystores, etc. It provides simple statistics on the running Geronimo server, as well as letting you review and deploy applications and plugins.
webconsole-tomcatWebConsole TomcatGeronimo Administration Console for tomcat.
webservices-commonWebServices CommonCommon classes for all web services provider integrations.
welcome-jettyWelcome app Jetty
welcome-tomcatWelcome app Tomcat
xmlbeansXMLBeansGeronimo module that supplies the xmlbeans framework in a single classloader.

Original Manual Table

ModuleStartedDescription
activemq-broker+The ActiveMQ Message Queueing Service
activemq-ra+Resource Adapter for the ActiveMQ Messaging Service
axis-deployer+The Axis Web Services Deployer
axis2-deployer+The Axis2 Web Services Deployer
client-deployer+Application Client Deployer
connector-deployer+Resource Connector Deployer
dojo-tomcat+Dojo support for DHTML
geronimo-gbean-deployer+GBean Deployer
hot-deployer+Hot Deployer
j2ee-corba-yoko+The Yoko ORB that provides CORBA connectivity support for the server.
j2ee-deployer+Deployer for J2EE assets except web assets.
j2ee-security+Server security support, including security realms for the administration console.
j2ee-server+Basic J2EE server support, including GBeans that start a web container, an EJB container, and a J2EE connector service
j2ee-system+Contains basic services, like logging and configuration store. The first module to start during server startup, it serves as the parent mdoule (directly or indirectly) for all other modules.
jasper+Provides Jasper Report services.
jasper-deployer+Deploys Jasper Report assets into the server.
javamail+Provides JavaMail support in the server, including SMTP.
jaxws-deployer+Deploys JAX-WS web service assets in the server.
jee-specs+
jsr88-rar-configurer+
myfaces+Provides Java Server Faces (JSF) support for the server.
myfaces-deployer+Deploys Java Server Faces (JSF) assets to the server.
openejb+The OpenEJB Enterprise Java Bean (EJB) container that provides EJB support in the server.
openejb-deployer+Deploys EJB assets in the server.
openjpa+OpenJPA provides the persistence part of EJB 3.0, also known as the Java Persistence API (JPA)
persistence-jpa10-deployer+Deploys persistent assets of an application to the server.
remote-deploy-tomcat+Allows web assets to be deployed to the Tomcat web container from remote hosts.
rmi-naming+Provides basic RMI and Naming services for the server.
server-security-config+
sharedlib+Provides shared library support for the server.
system-database+The Apache Derby database used by the system.
tomcat6+Provides the Tomcat web container for the server.
tomcat6-deployer+Deploys web assets to the Tomcat web container.
transaction+Provides transaction support for the server.
webconsole-tomcat+Provides the Geronimo Administration Console for administering the server.
webservices-common+Base support for web services in the server.
welcome-tomcat+Provides the Geronimo Welcome application, the default application available at http://localhost:8080/. It has basic information about Geronimo, with links to documentation and the Administration Console.
xmlbeans+Provides an XMLBeans service in the server, used by other modules to access XML by binding it to Java types.
axis The Axis web services provider in the saever.
axis2 The Axis2 web services engine.
ca-helper-tomcat 
clientNeverUsed by the server to support the application client. Don't start this module!
client-corba-yokoNeverUsed by the server to provide CORBA connectivity support for the application client. Don't start this module!
client-securityNeverUsed by the server to provide security support for the application client. Don't start this module!
client-systemNeverUsed by the server to provide basic application client support. Don't start this module!
client-transactionNeverUsed by the server to provide transaction support for the application client. Don't start this module!
cxf The CXF web services container. Typically, either Axis or CXF is used in the server to provide web services support, so only one of them is started.
cxf-deployer The CXF deployer of web services assets in the server.
jsr88-cli Enables JSR-88 deployment from a command line.
jsr88-deploymentfactory Enables JSR-88 deployment.
jsr88-ear-configurer Allows EAR deployment via JSR-88.
jsr88-jar-configurer Allows JAR deployment via JSR-88.
jsr88-war-configurer Allows WAR deployment via JSR-88.
offline-deployerNeverUsed to deploy assets to the server when the server is not running.
online-deployer
openejb-corba-deployer
shutdownNeverUsed to run the shutdown command to shutdown the server. Don't start this module!
transformer-agent
uddi-tomcat