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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
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The WebSphere plugin

The WebSphere plugin provides the mechanism for IHS to route requests to WebSphere Application Server and holds configuration information which directs HTTP traffic to applications running in WAS.

The WebSphere plugin can be downloaded from the same IBM site we downloaded the WebSphere 7 Trial from. To download the plug-in use the following URL:

On the home page, at the time of the writing of this book, there is a link on the WAS home page which takes you to the plugin download.

Look for a download called WebServer Plugin for WebSphere Application Server for Linux. Once again, you will need to use the IBM user id you registered when you first downloaded the WebSphere 7 trial in Chapter 7. The name of the plugin installer tar file will be called trial_plugins_linux.ia32.tar.gz. Download the TAR file and copy it to your Linux server into a folder called /apps/plugin_install. The download will be very quick as the file...