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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


As a general rule, it is wise to check the installer logs after an installation of an update to verify that the install is successful. The log can be found in the following folder:<installer_root>/logs/update/install.

For reference, below are some key error words you may find in the log, along with their explanations.




The complete installation is a success.


The installation is partially successful; refer to the installer log for more details.


The installation has failed; refer to the installer log for more details. Some of the most common reasons for errors are running out of disk space, folder permissions and environment paths, script syntax and mismatched versions of update installers.

The best thing to do before any installation is to check you have enough disk space on the file system and ensure you have read any notes about the update, often listed on the update's download page. Sometimes...