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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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Chapter 11. Product Maintenance

An important role of a WebSphere Application Server (WAS) administrator is to ensure that the product is up-to-date and patched accordingly. IBM frequently makes updates available as they release improvements as part of the product lifecycle. The goal of this chapter is to instruct you on the options available to locate and download product updates, then apply them in the correct manner to your WAS installation.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding updates

  • Update process overview

  • Preparing for updates

  • Creating a backup

  • Locating updates

  • Update installers

  • Applying updates

  • Verification of updates

  • Silent updates

  • Logs

  • Troubleshooting tips