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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

Deploying an application

As WebSphere administrators, we are asked to deploy applications. These applications may be written in-house or delivered by a third-party vendor. Either way, they will most often be provided as an EAR file for deployment into WebSphere. You may remember this from Chapter 1, where we created a profile and opted not to install an EAR file called the default application. For the purpose of understanding a manual deployment, we are now going to install the default application. The default application can be located in the<was_root>/ installableApps folder. The following steps will show how we deploy the EAR file.

Open the administration console and navigate to the Applications section and click on New Application as shown below

You now see the option to create one of the following three types of applications:

Application Type


Enterprise Application

An EAR file on a server configured to hold installable Web Applications, WAR, Java archives,...