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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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EAR expander

Sometimes during application debugging or automated application deployment, you may need to enquire about the contents of an Enterprise Archive (EAR) file. An EAR file is made up of one or more WAR files (web applications), one or more EJBS, and there can be shared JAR files as well. Also, within each WAR file, there may be JAR files as well. The utility allows all artifacts to be fully decompressed much like expanding a TAR file.

Usage syntax:
EARExpander -ear (name of the input EAR file for the expand operation or name of the output EAR file for the collapse operation) -operationDir (directory to which the EAR file is expanded or directory from which the EAR file is collapsed) -operation (expand | collapse) [-expansionFlags (all | war)] [-verbose]

To demonstrate the utility, we will expand the HRListerEAR.ear file we installed in Chapter 2. Ensure that you have uploaded the HRListerEAR.ear file to a new folder called /tmp/EARExpander folder on your Linux sever...