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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
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Automation doesn't come for free; it requires some effort from the administrator, yet the rewards are great. Being able to automate an application deployment allows for the control of naming standards, ensures consistency each time the application is deployed or WAS configuration is required. Scripting lends to auditing and version control and the ability to do in minutes what could take a human hours - and without human-induced errors. As administrators, our key goals are to deploy new applications and update existing applications and Application Server configurations rapidly without error. IBM has provided administration tools that can run automation scripts. There are two main tools used for automation—one is called wsadmin which uses the Jython and Java Application Control Language (JACL) languages, and ws_ant which uses Ant which is an XML-based Java build language. The wsadmin tool can be used for both deployment and configuration of all areas of WebSphere, whereas ws_ant...