An XL Release plugin has a .jar extension. To install or remove a plugin, you must stop the XL Release server; plugins that are installed or removed while the server is running will not take effect until it is restarted.

Install a plugin

XL Release version 7.6.x and earlier:

  1. Shut down the XL Release server.
  2. Copy the plugin JAR file to the XL_RELEASE_SERVER_HOME/plugins directory.
  3. Start the XL Release server.
  4. Refresh the XL Release GUI in your browser.

XL Release version 8.0 and later

  1. Use the Plugin Manager
  2. Restart XL Release

Remove a plugin

XL Release version 7.6.x and earlier

  1. Shut down the XL Release server.
  2. Delete the plugin JAR file from the XL_RELEASE_SERVER_HOME/plugins directory.
  3. Start the XL Release server.
  4. Refresh the XL Release GUI in your browser.

XL Release version 8.0 or later

  1. Shut down the XL Release server.
  2. If the plugin was installed manually, delete the plugin JAR file from the XL_RELEASE_SERVER_HOME/plugins/__local__/ directory.
  3. If it is an official plugin, delete the plugin JAR file from the XL_RELEASE_SERVER_HOME/plugins/xlr-official/ directory. Note: Do not delete the xlr-official folder. The XebiaLabs supported plugins are downloaded to this folder from the plugin manager.
  4. Start the XL Release server.
  5. Refresh the XL Release GUI in your browser.

Note: Various plugins add new types to XL Release. Removing a plugin can potentially prevent XL Release to read your existing data correctly because of the missing types.