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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

By : Steve Robinson
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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

By: Steve Robinson

Overview of this book

Administrators require a secure, scalable, and resilient application infrastructure to support the development of JEE applications and SOA services. IBM’s WebSphere Application Server is optimized for this task, and this book will ensure that you can utilize all that this tool has to offer with the exciting new features of IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide is fully revised with details of the new functionality of WebSphere Application Server 8.0, including the new installation GUI, managed deployment, and HPEL. With this book in hand, you will be equipped to provide an innovative, performance-based foundation to build, run, and manage JEE applications and SOA services.IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 has been tuned for higher performance out of the box, and numerous enhancements have been made to give you as an administrator more options for increasing runtime performance. This book will allow you to utilize all of these features, including HPEL logging and disabling WebSphere MQ Messaging. You will be taken through how to configure and prepare WebSphere resources for your application deployments, and by the end of IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide, you will be able to successfully manage and tune your WebSphere 8.0 implementation.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide
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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 in helping 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 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 powerful support tool called the IBM Support Assistant (ISA). ISA provides tools and add-ons that can be used to analyze log files produced by WebSphere Application Server. We also learned how to import a symptom catalog into the Log Analyzer add-on to help find solutions for known errors found in a SystemOut.log file. Once imported, a symptom database...