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A plugin group is basically a set of plugins for users to easily understand and consume. Customizing server assemblies will be easier and a plugin group can be managed as a regular plugin by using deploy command. There are over 11 pre-defined groups for different distribution with Web Contaniner such as Tomcat and Jetty. We take Tomcat as an example here and introduce each plugins group and what plugins are included:

  1. Geronimo Plugin Group :: Framework
    • Description: This plugin group provides the framework functionality. It is required to build a working server.
    • Plugin included:
      Plugin name ModuleId description
      Geronimo Assemblies :: Karaf Boilerplate Framework org.apache.geronimo.framework/karaf-framework//car Provides OSGi framework for Geronimo kernel to run.
      Geronimo Framework, Modules :: Shell Commands
      org.apache.geronimo.framework/geronimo-shell-base//car Provides Geronimo-specific commands in karaf shell.
      Geronimo Framework, Configs :: J2EE System org.apache.geronimo.framework/j2ee-system//car Provides base geronimo server that sets up the kernel.
      Geronimo Framework, Configs :: Client System org.apache.geronimo.framework/client-system//car Provides initial configuration for a demo Geronimo server.
      Geronimo Framework, Configs :: RMI Naming org.apache.geronimo.framework/rmi-naming//car Provides fundamental geronimo services including the plugin installer.
      Geronimo Framework, Configs :: Plugin Management org.apache.geronimo.framework/plugin//car Provides plugin functionality.
      Geronimo Framework, Configs :: J2EE Security org.apache.geronimo.framework/j2ee-security//car Provides basic Geronimo server security infrastructure.
      Geronimo Framework, Configs :: Server Security Configuration org.apache.geronimo.framework/server-security-config//car Provides sample security configuration for a demo Geronimo server. Not suitable for production use.
      Geronimo Framework, Configs :: Shutdown org.apache.geronimo.framework/shutdown//car Provides stop server functionality.
      Geronimo Framework, Configs :: JSR-88 CLI org.apache.geronimo.framework/jsr88-cli//car Provides command line implementation of JSR-88 specification.
      Geronimo Framework, Configs :: Online Deployer
      org.apache.geronimo.framework/online-deployer//car
      Provides deployment functionality when the server is up and running.


  2. Geronimo Plugin Group :: WADI Clustering Tomcat
    • Description: This plugin group provides WADI Clustering functionality for Tomcat.
    • Plugins included:
      Plugin name ModuleId description
      Geronimo Plugins, Clustering :: Farming org.apache.geronimo.configs/farming//car Provides basic farming support.
      Geronimo Plugins, Clustering :: WADI org.apache.geronimo.configs/wadi-clustering//car Provides Geronimo WADI integration.
      Geronimo Plugins, Tomcat :: Clustering Builder for WADI org.apache.geronimo.configs/openejb-clustering-builder-wadi//car Provides openejb and WADI integration.
      Geronimo Plugins, Tomcat :: Clustering over WADI org.apache.geronimo.configs/tomcat7-clustering-builder-wadi//car Provides deployment for WADI clustering on Tomcat 7.


  3. Geronimo Plugin Group :: ejb
    • Description: This plugin group provides EJB functionality.
    • Plugins included:
      Plugin name ModuleId description
      Geronimo Plugins, Corba :: Deployer org.apache.geronimo.configs/openejb-corba-deployer//car Provides the Geronimo deployer for corba security configurations for openejb.
      Geronimo Plugins, Corba :: Yoko ORB org.apache.geronimo.configs/j2ee-corba-yoko//car Provides Yoko Orb server setup with naming service, protected orb, and unprotected orb.
      Geronimo Plugins, MEJB :: Config org.apache.geronimo.configs/openejb//car Management EJB plugin.
      Geronimo Plugins, OpenEJB :: Deployer
      org.apache.geronimo.configs/openejb-deployer//car
      Geronimo Deployer for OpenEJB Container.


  4. Geronimo Plugin Group :: JMS
    • Description: This plugin group provides JMS functionality.
    • Plugins included:
      Plugin name ModuleId description
      Geronimo Plugin Group :: Framework org.apache.geronimo.framework.plugingroups/framework//car Provides the framework functionality. It is required to build a working server.
      Geronimo Plugins, ActiveMQ v5 :: Broker using blueprint org.apache.geronimo.configs/activemq-broke-blueprint//car Provides Apache ActiveMQ v5 integration iwith Geronimo. This module starts an activemq broker embedded in Geronimo.
      Geronimo Plugins, ActiveMQ v5 :: Resource Adapter org.apache.geronimo.configs/activemq-ra//car Provides Geronimo ActiveMQ v5 integration: ActiveMQ v5 resource adapter connecting to (embedded) activemq broker.


  5. Geronimo Plugin Group :: Client
    • Description: This plugin group provides Client functionality.
    • Plugins included:
      Plugin name ModuleId description
      Geronimo Plugins, Corba :: Client Yoko org.apache.geronimo.configs/client-corba-yoko//car Provides Geronimo deployer for corba security configurations for openejb.
      Geronimo Plugins, Client :: Deployer org.apache.geronimo.configs/client-deployer//car Provides Geronimo deployer for standard JEE artifacts.


  6. Geronimo Plugin Group :: Persistence
    • Description: This plugin group provides Persistence functionality.
    • Plugins included:
      Plugin name ModuleId description
      Geronimo Plugin Group :: WAB Tomcat
      org.apache.geronimo.framework.plugingroups/framework//car Provides the framework functionality. It is required to build a working server.
      Geronimo Plugins, OpenJPA2 :: Deployer
      org.apache.geronimo.configs/persistence-jpa20-deployer//car Provides Geronimo Persistence Unit deployer.
      Geronimo Plugins, OpenJPA2 :: CAR org.apache.geronimo.configs/openjpa2//car Provides OpenJPA2 together with all its dependencies.
  7. Geronimo Plugin Group :: WAB Tomcat
    • Description: This plugin group provides support for OSGi Web Applications on Tomcat.
    • Plugins included:
      Plugin name ModuleId description
      Geronimo Plugin Group :: Framework
      org.apache.geronimo.framework.plugingroups/framework//car Provides the framework functionality. It is required to build a working server.
      Geronimo Plugins, Tomcat :: Deployer
      org.apache.geronimo.configs/tomcat7-deployer//car
      Provides the Geronimo deployer for Tomcat web container.
      Geronimo Plugins, WAB :: Web Extender Plugin
      org.apache.geronimo.configs/web-extender//car
      Provides the Web Extender for OSGi applications.
      Geronimo Framework, Configs :: Offline Deployer
      org.apache.geronimo.framework/offline-deployer//car
      Provides the deployer functionality when the server is not running.
      Geronimo Plugins, J2EE :: JSR-88 EAR Configurerr org.apache.geronimo.configs/jsr88-ear-configurer//car Provides the deployer for Java EAR applications.
      Geronimo Plugins, J2EE :: JSR-88 WAR Configurerr
      org.apache.geronimo.configs/jsr88-war-configurer//car
      Provides the deployer for Java WAR applications.
      Geronimo Plugins, Remote Deploy :: Tomcat
      org.apache.geronimo.configs/remote-deploy-tomcat//car
      Supports Geronimo remote deploy upload servlet (Tomcat).
      Geronimo Plugins, Jasper :: Deployer
      org.apache.geronimo.configs/jasper-deployer//car Provides the deployer for Jasper jsps. Installs injection support components. 
      Geronimo Plugins, MyFaces :: Deployer
      org.apache.geronimo.config/myfaces-deployer//car Provides the deployer for MyFaces JSF component.


  8. Geronimo Plugin Group :: EBA Tomcat
    • Description: This plugin group provides Web Services Axis2 functionality.
    • Plugins included:
      Plugin name ModuleId description
      Geronimo Plugin Group :: WAB Tomcat org.apache.geronimo.plugingroups/wab-tomcat//car Provides support for OSGi Web Applications on Tomcat.
      Geronimo Plugins, Aries :: Deployer org.apache.geronimo.configs/aries-deployer//car
      Provides the deployer for Aries applications.
      Geronimo Plugin Group :: Persistence
      org.apache.geronimo.plugingroups/persistence//car
      Provides persistence functionality.
      Geronimo Plugins, Connector 1.6 :: Transaction Manager (JTA11)
      org.apache.geronimo.configs/transaction-1_6//car
      Provides transaction functionality.
      Geronimo Plugins, Connector 1.6 :: connecter deployer org.apache.geronimo.configs//connector-deployer-1_6 Provides the deployer for J2CA connectors.
      Geronimo Plugins, J2EE :: Deployer org.apache.geronimo.configs/j2ee-deployer//car
      Provides basic JavaEE deployer functionality including the ear deployer.
      Geronimo Plugins, J2EE :: Server
      org.apache.geronimo.configs/j2ee-server//car
      Provides basic Geronimo JavaEE support components including transaction manager and connector framework.
      Geronimo Plugins, System Database :: System Database
      org.apache.geronimo.configs/system-database//car
      Provides system databases together with its dependencies.
      Geronimo Plugins, Connector 1.6 :: Database Connectors
      org.apache.geronimo.configs/dbconnectors//car
      Is used by the System Database Console and higher level plugingroups to deliver a default set of TranQL connectors in our assemblies.


  9. Geronimo Plugin Group :: Java EE 6 Web Profile Tomcat
    • Description: This plugin group provides Java EE 6 Web Profile via Tomcat functionality.
    • Plugins included:
      Plugin name ModuleId description
      Geronimo Plugin Group :: Framework
      org.apache.geronimo.framework.plugingroups/framework//car Provides the framework functionality. It is required to build a working server.
      Geronimo Plugin Group :: EBA Tomcat
      org.apache.geronimo.plugingroups/eba-tomcat//car
      Provides Web Services Axis2 functionality.
      Geronimo Plugins, Console :: Tomcat org.apache.geronimo.plugingroups/console-tomcat//car
      Provides the base console portlets.
      Geronimo Plugin Group :: ejb
      org.apache.geronimo.plugingroups/ejb//car
      Provides EJB functionality.
      Geronimo Plugins, BVal :: Deployer
      org.apache.geronimo.configs/bval-deployer//car
      Provides bean validation integration with Geronimo.
      Geronimo Plugins, OpenWebBeans :: Deployer
      org.apache.geronimo.configs/openwebbeans-deployer//car
      Provides open webbeans integration with Geronimo.
      Geronimo Framework, Configs :: JMX Security Configuration
      org.apache.geronimo.framework/jmx-security//car
      Provides Secure (SSL/TSL) JMX Connector.
      Geronimo Plugins, Welcome :: Tomcat org.apache.geronimo.configs/welcome-tomcat//car Provides welcome application for Geronimo. It should be removed or replaced for production applications.


  10. Geronimo Plugin Group :: Java EE 6 Tomcat
    • Description: This plugin group provides Java EE 6 Tomcat functionality.
    • Plugins included:
      Plugin name ModuleId description
      Geronimo Plugin Group :: Java EE 6 Web Profile Tomcat org.apache.geronimo.plugingroups/javaee6-web-tomcat//car Provides Java EE 6 Web Profile via Tomcat functionality.
      Geronimo Plugin Group :: Client org.apache.geronimo.plugingroup/client//car Provides Client functionality.
      Geronimo Plugin Group :: JMS org.apache.geronimo.plugingroups/jms//car Provides JMS functionality.
      Geronimo Plugin Group :: Web Services Axis2 org.apache.geronimo.plugingroups/webservices-axis2//car Provides Web Services Axis2 functionality.
      Geronimo Plugins, JavaMail :: JavaMail org.apache.geronimo.configs/javamail//car Provides Geronimo JavaMail support.


  11. Geronimo Plugin Group :: Web Services Axis2
    • Description: This plugin group provides Web Services Axis2 functionality.
    • Plugins included:
      Plugin name ModuleId description
      Geronimo Plugins, AXIS2 :: Deployer org.apache.geronimo.configs/axis2-deployer//car Provides the web Services Deployer for Geronimo Axis 2 integration.


  12. Geronimo Plugin Group :: Web Services CXF
    • Description: This plugin group provides Web Services CXF functionality.
    • Plugins included:
      Plugin name ModuleId description
      Geronimo Plugins, AXIS :: Deployer org.apache.geronimo.configs/axis-deployer//car Provides web Services Deployer for Geronimo Axis 1 integration.
      Geronimo Plugins, CXF :: Deployer org.apache.geronimo.configs/cxf-deployer//car Provides Geronimo JAX-WS deployer for Apache CXF.
      Geronimo Plugins, CXF :: EJB Deployer org.apache.geronimo.configs/cxf-ejb-deployer//car Provides Geronimo JAX-WS EJB deployer for Apache CXF.
      Geronimo Plugins, JAXWS :: Tools org.apache.geronimo.configs/jaxws-tools//car Provides JAX-WS command line tools.
      Geronimo Plugins, CXF :: Tools CLI org.apache.geronimo.configs/cxf-tools//car Provides CXF JAX-WS command line tools.