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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


In this chapter, we covered the administrative agent, which allows the use of a single administrative console to be used to administer multiple application servers. When a server is registered (federated) to the admin agent, we can start and stop servers without losing access to the admin console. The admin agent allows us to also configure other aspects of WebSphere Application Server in a centralized fashion. We also covered a simple example of how to use IHS as a web server in front of the Application Server, thus allowing HTTP requests to applications mapped to the web server on port 80 as opposed to going to the web container. We learned that IBM HTTP Server can use the WebSphere plug-in which is the mechanism by which IHS can route requests to the application server. By creating a web server definition, we were able to propagate (copy) a file called plugin-cfg.xml which contains the URIs (context root and URLs) of all the applications which have web modules mapped to a given...