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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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The administrative agent

In WebSphere 7, you can use the administrative agent to remotely install applications on application servers, change application server configurations, stop and restart application servers, and create additional application servers from a single Administrative console. This is a similar concept to the approach that WebSphere 7 Network Deployment (ND) takes, however, WebSphere 7 provides some of the some of the WebSphere ND administrative features without the cost and complexity associated with WebSphere ND.

Before we continue, we will need to reconfigure our current WebSphere installation to create an administration agent profile and another application server profile. Then, we will be able to use a single Administrative console to manage two application servers.

Before we can demonstrate the administrative agent, we need to complete the following actions:

  • Create a management profile for the administrative agent

  • Use the registerNode command to register at least one...