Dietmar Aust / Opal Consulting have released JasperReportsIntegration 2.0.0 Beta for testing.
You can see the announcement here
It is has some amazing new features, is updated for JasperReports 4.7.0, and has a new deployment model.
Most importantly, the new version allows you to easily run JasperReportsIntegration on JBoss :)
If you don't have JBoss 7.1.1 installed, you can follow my tutorial here:
One important note - it did not work for me with JDK 1.7 but worked wonderfully with JDK 1.6
The zip file contains the required items for deployment on JBoss as well as items for Oracle (/sql directory) and Apex (/apex directory), it also contains some scripts to run in standalone mode as well as Jetty.
1. Create a directory under /usr/share to be the home for under JasperReportsIntegration
[root@dev2 ~]# mkdir /usr/share/JasperReportsIntegration
2. Change to the new directory:
[root@dev2 ~]# cd /usr/share/JasperReportsIntegration
3. Download the kit from Opal:
Or use wget:
[root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# wget http://www.opal-consulting.de/downloads/free_tools/JasperReportsIntegration/2.0.0/JasperReportsIntegration-22.214.171.124.zip --2012-08-07 03:43:35-- http://www.opal- consulting.de/downloads/free_tools/JasperReportsIntegration/2.0.0/JasperReportsIntegration-126.96.36.199.zip Resolving www.opal-consulting.de... 188.8.131.52 Connecting to www.opal-consulting.de|184.108.40.206|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 82738852 (79M) [application/zip] Saving to: `JasperReportsIntegration-220.127.116.11.zip' 100%[======================================>] 82,738,852 2.26M/s in 37s 2012-08-07 03:44:12 (2.13 MB/s) - `JasperReportsIntegration-18.104.22.168.zip' saved [82738852/82738852]
3. unzip it.
[root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# unzip -q JasperReportsIntegration-22.214.171.124.zip
4. Your directory will look like this:
[root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# ls -l total 80944 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 6 17:49 apex drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 6 17:49 bin drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 7 05:30 conf -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 204 Aug 6 17:49 deployJasperReportsIntegration.cmd -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 178 Aug 6 17:49 deployJasperReportsIntegration.sh drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Aug 6 17:49 doc -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 341 Aug 6 17:49 Index.html -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 82738852 Aug 6 19:57 JasperReportsIntegration-126.96.36.199.zip drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Aug 6 17:49 jetty drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 6 17:49 lib drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 6 17:48 logs drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Aug 7 05:33 reports drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Aug 6 17:49 sql -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 793 Aug 6 17:49 startJasperReportsIntegration.cmd -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 772 Aug 6 17:49 startJasperReportsIntegration.sh drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 6 17:49 webapp
5. Change to the webapp directory and locate JasperReportsIntegration.war:
[root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# cd webapp [root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# ls -l total 66508 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 68028460 Aug 6 17:49 JasperReportsIntegration.war [root@dev2 webapp]#
6. Move the JasperReportsIntegration.war to JBOSS_HOME/standalone/deployments
In my case /usr/share/jboss-as/standalone/deployments:
[root@dev2 webapp]# mv JasperReportsIntegration.war /usr/share/jboss-as/standalone/deployments/JasperReportsIntegration.war
7. Once you have moved the WAR, delete the webapp directory along with the following:
[root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# rm -rf webapp/ [root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# rm -rf jetty/ [root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# rm -rf apex/ [root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# rm -rf sql/ [root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# rm -f deployJasperReportsIntegration.cmd [root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# rm -f deployJasperReportsIntegration.sh [root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# rm -f startJasperReportsIntegration.sh [root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# rm -f startJasperReportsIntegration.cmd [root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# rm -f JasperReportsIntegration-188.8.131.52.zip
4. You should now be left with the following:
[root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# ls bin conf doc Index.html lib logs reports
If you are running under the user jboss, change ownership of the logs directory at /usr/share/JasperReportsIntegration/logs to the user jboss
[root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# chown -Rf jboss.jboss /usr/share/JasperReportsIntegration/logs
5. Change to the conf directory, where you will find application.properties and log4jproperties:
[root@dev2 JasperReportsIntegration]# cd conf [root@dev2 conf]# ls application.properties log4j.properties
6. The application.properties will look as below:
Change the data sources to your own.
Note that one of the verification tests later will look for a data source with the name 'default', so may want to leave one named as 'default'.
#==================================================================== # Application properties (global) #==================================================================== [application] jndiPrefix=java:comp/env/jdbc/ #==================================================================== # JDBC datasource configuration # http://www.orafaq.com/wiki/JDBC#Thin_driver #==================================================================== [datasource:default] name=default url=jdbc:oracle:thin:@192.168.2.114:1521:XE username=my_oracle_user password=my_oracle_user_pwd #==================================================================== # JDBC datasource configuration # http://www.orafaq.com/wiki/JDBC#Thin_driver #==================================================================== [datasource:test] name=test url=jdbc:oracle:thin:@192.168.2.114:1521:XE username=my_oracle_user password=my_oracle_user_pwd #==================================================================== # Direct printing #==================================================================== [directPrinting] isEnabled=true # for debugging purposes does it make sense to display the # print dialog ON THE SERVER before printing. You can even cancel the # request through the print dialog # DONT do that in production!!! displayPrintDialog=false #==================================================================== ## Syntax for specifying properties: ## http://commons.apache.org/configuration/userguide/howto_basicfeatures.html#Basic_features_and_AbstractConfiguration #====================================================================
7. Placing OC_JASPER_CONFIG_HOME into the path of JBoss.
Where you place the path to OC_JASPER_CONFIG_HOME depends on the user you running JBoss under.
If you are running JBoss under the user jboss, you need to add the path to OC_JASPER_CONFIG_HOME to the .bash_profile of user jboss.
If you are running JBoss under the user root, you need to add the path to OC_JASPER_CONFIG_HOME to the .bash_profile of the user root.
If you simply place the path into the Jboss init script (JBOSS_HOME/bin/jboss-as-standalone.sh) or into your jboss script under /etc/init.d, it will throw the following error as JBoss will look for the application.properties file under ../JasperReportsIntegration.war-xxx/conf/application.properties:
net.sf.jasperreports.engine.JRRuntimeException: File /usr/share/jboss-as/standalone/tmp/vfs/temp38167c0517128991/JasperReportsIntegration.war-d170f314ce444645/conf/application.properties not found. de.oc.integration.jasper.webapp.AppContext.loadApplicationProperties(AppContext.java:144) de.oc.integration.jasper.webapp.ReportWrapper.service(ReportWrapper.java:152) javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:847)
So, add the following to the .bash_profile of the user your running jboss under (jboss or root):
OC_JASPER_CONFIG_HOME=/usr/share/JasperReportsIntegration export OC_JASPER_CONFIG_HOME
Along with JAVA_HOME and bin paths (and any others you have), your jboss (or root) user bash_profile would look something like:
JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_33 export JAVA_HOME PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH export PATH OC_JASPER_CONFIG_HOME=/usr/share/JasperReportsIntegration export OC_JASPER_CONFIG_HOME
8. Install the SQL into the user schema
This bit has not changed.
Connect to your database server and change directories to the location you uploaded the /sql directory.
Connect to SQL*Plus as the required user and run @user_install.sql
[root@or2 JRI2]# cd sql [root@or2 sql]# ls sys_install_acl.sql sys_remove.sql user_remove.sql xlib_jasperreports sys_install.log user_install.log xlib_base xlib_status.sql sys_install.sql user_install.sql xlib_http xlib_status_sys.sql [root@or2 sql]# sqlplus /nolog SQL*Plus: Release 184.108.40.206.0 Production on Mon Aug 6 20:39:01 2012 Copyright (c) 1982, 2011, Oracle. All rights reserved. SQL> connect soctt/tiger Connected. SQL> @user_install.sql
Make sure it compiles with no errors.
9. Install the f860_JasperIntegrationTest_220.127.116.11.sql Application
Import the f860_JasperIntegrationTest_18.104.22.168.sql into your work space.
The new testing application has some new features as you can see below.
10. Verify your installation.
In the screenshot below, you can see I did not use the name 'default' for any of my data sources.
11. Test your reports.
Among other new features, there is now a "Save File on Server" option. This allows you to save the generated report on the file system of the application server (jboss). You need to supply the full OS path. One additional note, if you are running as user jboss you will only be able to save into directories owned by jboss (or made available to user jboss). If you are running a root, of course, you can save anywhere on the server.
There is the file, fromapp.pdf, saved to server in above screen shot.
[root@dev2 jboss]# ls -l total 8 -rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss 2153 Aug 7 06:48 fromapp.pdf
Cool beans. Hoping to learn a lot more about this
Official Installation Guide
Oracle Weblogic 12c (12.1.1) Generic Installer x64 on CentOS 6
This post will cover installing Oracle Weblogic 12c (12.1.1) Generic Installer x64 (wls1211_generic.jar) on 64 bit CentOS 6 for evaluation.
Before investing any time in this, despite a fresh download you will need,.... a patch: (p13606167_12110_Generic.zip).
I am installing this remotely, if you are doing the same, you can see my post on VNC on CentOS 6
If not, the proceedure is identical.
Create a user 'oracle' and group dba.
[root@demo ~]# groupadd dba [root@demo ~]# useradd -g dba oracle [root@demo ~]# passwd oracle Changing password for user oracle. New password: Retype new password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully. [root@demo ~]#
Oracle recommends JRockit for Production Mode and JDK 1.7 for Development Mode.
Start by making a home for JAVA.
Ill create mine under /usr/java
[root@demo ~]# mkdir /usr/java
Download jdk-7u5-linux-x64.tar.gz to the /usr/java directory
[root@demo java]# ls jdk-7u5-linux-x64.tar.gz
[root@demo java]# tar -zxf jdk-7u5-linux-x64.tar.gz
This will create a directory, jdk.17.0_05 under /usr/java:
[root@demo java]# ls jdk1.7.0_05 jdk-7u5-linux-x64.tar.gz
This will be our JAVA_HOME: /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_05
(You can now remove jdk-7u5-linux-x64.tar.gz using rm -f jdk-7u5-linux-x64.tar.gz).
Add the following to bash profile for user oracle
JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_05 export JAVA_HOME PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH export PATH
Make it available now:
[root@demo jdk1.7.0_05]# source ~/.bash_profile
Switch to the user oracle and verify that Java is now in the path of oracle by issuing 'java -version'
[root@demo jdk1.7.0_05]# su - oracle [oracle@demo ~]$ java -version java version "1.7.0_05" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_05-b06) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.1-b03, mixed mode) [oracle@demo ~]$
[root@demo ~]# mkdir /home/weblogic
Make the user oracle the owner:
[root@demo ~]# chown oracle:dba /home/weblogic
Download wls1211_generic.jar from either of these locations:
Here is the short version:
1. su - oracle
2. Go to the location where you donwnloaded wls1211_generic.jar (I've downloaded it to /home)
java -jar -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=512M wls1211_generic.jar
Important: if you do not set PermSize as well as Xmx, your install will fail with Out of Memory errors.
I had a dozen screen shots for all of this but decided in to just make a mp4 and upload it to YouTube.
My apologies for the quality and (lack of) editing of the video; it's my first video using demo-builder.
If you expand the video to full screen mode you will be able to see the terminal (sort of).
As you can see from Part II, once we started the domain, we ran into:
WARNING: Input Action on WSDL operation AbortedOperation and @Action on its associated Web Method abortedOperation did not match and will cause problems in dispatching the requests
Jul 22, 2012 6:10:39 AM com.sun.xml.ws.model.JavaMethodImpl freeze
This required us to install p13606167_12110_Generic.zip as shown in the video
In the video, I installed it on offline mode.
To see how to apply in online mode, see: http://weblogic-wonders.com/weblogic/2010/12/03/methods-to-apply-patches-in-weblogic-server/
As shown above, we start the domain by going to the domain's directory and issuing './startWebLogic.sh'
[oracle@demo ~]$ cd /home/weblogic/user_projects/domains/david
Start it :
[oracle@demo david]$ ./startWebLogic.sh
I hope this was helpul.....
This post will cover installing VNC with GNOME Desktop on a remote server running CentOS 6.
Installation has changed a bit since CentOS 5, but is still simple and straight forward.
[root@demo ~]# yum -y install tigervnc-server
This used to be yum groupinstall "X Window System" "GNOME Desktop Environment", but is now simply:
yum groupinstall "X Window System" "Desktop"
[root@demo ~]# useradd david [root@demo ~]# passwd david Changing password for user david. New password: Retype new password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully. [root@demo ~]# su - david
[david@demo ~]$ vncpasswd Password: Verify: [david@demo ~]$
[david@demo ~]$ vncserver :1 xauth: creating new authority file /home/david/.Xauthority New 'demo.domain.net:1 (david)' desktop is demo.domain.net:1 Creating default startup script /home/david/.vnc/xstartup Starting applications specified in /home/david/.vnc/xstartup Log file is /home/david/.vnc/demo.domain.net:1.log [david@demo ~]$
[david@demo ~]$ vncserver -kill :1
In /etc/sysconfig/vncservers, add a line for each user.
NOTE: if you if you need to install Oracle software, use geometry 1024x768.
You can also do this via the shell using: vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth xx
# The VNCSERVERS variable is a list of display:user pairs. # # Uncomment the lines below to start a VNC server on display :2 # as my 'myusername' (adjust this to your own). You will also # need to set a VNC password; run 'man vncpasswd' to see how # to do that. # # DO NOT RUN THIS SERVICE if your local area network is # untrusted! For a secure way of using VNC, see this URL: # http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-7028 # Use "-nolisten tcp" to prevent X connections to your VNC server via TCP. # Use "-localhost" to prevent remote VNC clients connecting except when # doing so through a secure tunnel. See the "-via" option in the # `man vncviewer' manual page. # VNCSERVERS="2:myusername" # VNCSERVERARGS="-geometry 800x600 -nolisten tcp -localhost" VNCSERVERS="1:david" VNCSERVERARGS="-geometry 1024x768"
For multiple users, simply add the user to the VNCSERVERS list and add a VNCSERVERARGS[x] entry.
So for three users:
VNCSERVERS="1:david 2:bill 3:john" VNCSERVERARGS="-geometry 1024x768" VNCSERVERARGS="-geometry 1024x768" VNCSERVERARGS="-geometry 640x480"
-A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 5801 -j ACCEPT
Save and restart IP Tables (/etc/init.d/iptables save | restart)
CentOS Wiki: VNC ( Virtual Network Computing )