Setting a Java System Property
Posted on 2005-04-26
I have no knowledge of Java Application Servers or how they work. But I am in charge of installing a Java web application. I have managed to install the Java JRE/SDK 1.4.2 and JBoss 3.2.3 with embedded Tomcat. I can get the jmx-console to come up so I figure I can begin installing this application. I am following the steps, but I am stuck on this step because I don't know how to do it:
"This software needs to know which type of database is being used. Do this by setting a Java System Property in the application server (such that deployed applications have access to the property). The name of the property should be 'RGDBTYPE' with a value of 'oracle'. "
What is this and how would I go about doing this? I sifted through the JBoss directories but couldn't find a properties type file other than server/default/conf/jndi.properties, but it looked like I shouldn't be messing with it.
Please be as detailed as possible and also explain how these properties work please. Thanks.