Configuring Deployment Options
Deployment is a two-step process. First you package the application into deployable artifacts by using deployment profiles and deployment descriptors. Then you deploy these artifacts to the target environment.
There are different types of deployment, whose options are configured in deployment profiles:
Applications based on ADF Business Components use a Business Component archive (JAR).
Fusion Web applications typically use EAR and WAR deployment profiles.
Fusion Web applications that include customizations deploy to a target repository using OAR, a type of deployment that allows for the packaging of metadata customizations. An OAR can contain a MAR packaged inside it; a MAR is a compressed archive of selected metadata.
This lesson discusses the first two types of deployment. For further information about deploying Fusion Web applications with MDS customizations, see the Fusion Developer’s Guide for ADF.