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WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

By : Steve Robinson
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WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

By: Steve Robinson

Overview of this book

As an administrator you need a secure, scalable, resilient application infrastructure to support the developers building and managing J2EE applications and Service Oriented Architecture services. WebSphere application server, a product from IBM, is optimized to ease administration and improve runtime performance. It helps you run applications and services in a reliable, secure, and high-performance environment to ensure business opportunities are not lost due to application downtime. It's easy to get started and tame this powerful application server when you've got this book to hand. This administration guide will help you provide an innovative, performance-based foundation to build, run, and manage J2EE applications and SOA services, offering the highest level of reliability, security, and scalability. This book will take you through the different methods for installing WebSphere application server and demonstrate how to configure and prepare WebSphere resources for your application deployments. During configuration you will be shown how to administer your WebSphere server standalone or using the new administrative agent, which provides the ability to administer multiple installations of WebSphere application server using one single administration console. WebSphere security is covered in detail showing the various methods of implanting federated user and group repositories. The facets of data-aware and message-aware applications are explained and demonstrated giving the reader real-world examples of manual and automated deployments. Key administration features and tools are introduced, which will help a WebSphere administrator manage and tune their WebSphere implementation and application for success.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Product update types

Before we continue, it is important to note that there are several types of product updates. You need to be familiar with the terms used in the maintenance of these packages , such as fix packs, features packs, interim fixes, and interim features. The table below explains the different types of product updates in case you come across these terms on web sites, installers, and/or documentation.

Type of Update



Essentially, a new product version.

  • A new WebSphere Application Server that includes major new functions, such as V7.0.

  • This is a separate installation that can coexist with other Application Server releases.

  • Full testing of all applications with a new release is recommended.

Fix pack

  • This is the standard delivery for updates—it has been regression tested.

  • A fix pack is a cumulative package of fixes, such as Fix Pack 2 (

  • Fix packs also install on top of a previous fix pack, such as applying V7.0.0.2 to V7.0.0.1.

  • Fix packs are cumulative...