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Creating a Jetty Server

To create a Jetty Server entry, complete the following steps.

  1. From the main Eclipse window, select File -> New -> Other. The Select a Wizard dialog box opens.

  2. Jetty-wtp-create1.jpg

  3. In the Wizards list box, scroll down to select Server -> Server.
  4. Click Next. The Define a New Server dialog box opens.

  5. Jetty-wtp-create2.jpg

  6. In the Select the server type field, scroll down to select Jetty -> Jetty 7.x or Jetty 8.x Server. This document uses the Jetty 7.x Server.
  7. Click Next. The Jetty Server dialog box opens.

  8. Jetty-wtp-create3.jpg

  9. To specify the installation directory for Jetty, use the Browse button. Navigate to a local installation of jetty7 or jetty8 and click select.

  10. Click Next. The Add and Remove dialog boxopens.

  11. Jetty-wtp-create7.jpg

    Here you can select an existing Dynamic Web project from your workspace. In this example, there are no WTP Dynamic WebProjects.

  12. Click Finish.

  • A Server Project is created in the workspace.
  • if you go to WTP Server View , you see the option to launch Jetty v7.0 Server at localhost, which you can use to start/stop/debug the installed Jetty server.


The Servers folder includes the Jetty v7.0 Server at localhost-config folder, which contains:

  • start.ini from the Jetty install (D:\Servers\jetty-distribution-7.2.x).
  • start.config from the JAR start.jar from the Jetty install. Notice that Server/start.config is not the same as Jetty install/start.jar. Jetty Home is not the Jetty Install server but a WTP folder (created in the .metadata of your workspace).
  • the jetty*.xml files, which are declared in the original start.ini. Jetty*.xml files are preprocessed too to transform <Property to <SystemProperty.
  • webdefault.xml is modified to avoid locking HTML files under Windows when Jetty is started and HTML files are modified (published) with the following option:


When the Jetty server is called it uses:

  • -Djetty.home, which is the WTP folder.
  • -Dinstall.jetty.home, which is the Jetty install folder.

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