Book Image

WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

By : Steve Robinson
Book Image

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

Installing a new Update Installer

Before installing any updates installers, you may have to stop all WebSphere processes related to the WAS environment that you are going to update as the installer will not work if you have WAS processes running while you are trying to apply the updates.


Before applying updates, please consider that if you have not already chosen to install the sample applications, they might not work if installed at later stage after a fix pack has been applied. The best approach is to ensure that all samples and features are installed before fix packs are applied.

Downloading the Update Installer

It is good practice to use the latest update installer. However, saying that, it all depends on the cycle of IBM's update release schedules and versions. During a product's lifecycle, IBM often changes track with their install technology and so it is recommended that you read all supporting documentation made available on the page where the download is located to understand...