Setting up and starting a web server in eclipse PDE (Quickstart)

The following describes a number of simple steps to set up and start up a web server in the eclipse PDE environment.


  1. Create a new OSGi run configuration
  1. Add the package org.eclipse.equinox.http.jetty


  1. Click on „Add Required Bundles“

A number of bundles should have been added to your run configuration.


  1. Go to the tab arguments and add the VM argument: „ -Dorg.osgi.service.http.port=8080“



Now you should be able to start up the server by starting the run configuration. You can check if the server is running by opening the URL http://localhost:8080/. It should show an error message as the following:



Building a server based Application with Equinox (on

Building a web server in Felix by using wars:

Alternative way: starting Equinox as deployed application on a web server and let this bundle load osgi modules:

Scroll down to Server-Side

The core bundle to start server

Equinox Server Side info:

Slides giving a good overview:

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