In this chapter, you learned how to manage the application server using the tools that are part of the AS distribution.
You became acquainted with the CLI, which allows you to traverse the tree of AS resources and issue commands that can read/modify or display attributes.
One of the advantages of the CLI is that you can easily build complex management operations, thanks to its autocomplete functionality. The CLI also allows you to enlist commands in a batch so that you can execute them in an all-or-nothing fashion, which is typical of transactional systems.
The other management tool is the web interface, which allows you to operate on the server configuration using an intuitive and simple interface. For system administrators that need to perform basic administration tasks, it's an ideal tool, as it requires little or no experience to use it.
At this point, you have enough expertise to handle more complex topics. So, in the next chapter, we will discuss application server clustering,...