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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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In this chapter, we saw that WebSphere Application Server comes with some useful command-line tools. The utility can be used to view the JNDI tree of a running application server, which is very useful to help with debugging the root cause of application failures that involve JNDI resource lookups. Another tool we looked at was the utility which can be used to unpack an EAR file during automated deployments to manipulate the EAR file and repackage it up on the fly. It can also be used during problem diagnosis if the supplied EAR file has problems during deployment. We also learned that IBM provides a graphical tool called the Application Server Toolkit, which is a very powerful instrument that can be used to create J2EE applications and inspect the contents or make changes to an existing EAR file and re-package it for deployment. Another not so well-known fact is that the ASTK can also be used to analyze key log file types produced by WebSphere Application...