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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 introduced the need for fix packs and how to locate, download, and apply them using the IBM Update Installer for WebSphere software. We have demonstrated an easy approach to maintenance, and by using these steps you should be confident to prepare for maintenance in your environment.

It is recommended that you plan your update strategy for when you move into production, as it can be a complex task organizing production updates, often due to the fact that change requests are required and change windows may be infrequent for many live environments.

Since there are many releases, updates, and fixes throughout a given product's lifecycle, it is a good idea to schedule time to continually assess and improve your WebSphere estate. During this assessment, you can make decisions if updates should be applied.

It may mean that you need to provide proof of concept and/or test environments (sand boxes) to ensure that your applications will still work with applied fix packs. Any...