HomeDocumentation > Reference > Geronimo Architecture > Plugin Group

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.